What to Expect at Graduation = MOTD+OOTD!

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On Tuesday, I graduated from my undergraduate degree! I kind of can’t believe that I have finished three years of study but I’m not even half way through my university study so this didn’t feel as special to me as honours and my PhD graduation will. Regardless, I had a really great day and I’m glad that I got to experience it! The photos in this post are all grainy looking on my computer so I am really sorry if that’s how you’re seeing my photos! I hope that you enjoy!

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Updated MAC Dupes list!

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Tomorrow is my two year blogiversary and I thought, what better way to celebrate than recreating my first and most popular post on my blog. My MAC Lipstick Dupes list is quite old now and this time around, I wanted to have it focus on lipsticks that are more easily available in Australia because my last one was like most others and it featured particular shades that we don’t have in Australia. I will list the prices beside the dupes so that you can see the saving and I will also leave links to where you can buy the dupes.  For reference, MAC lipsticks are $36 in Australia. If you know of any dupes for shades that have no dupe, please feel free to let me know 🙂 I hope this is helpful!

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Valentine’s Week: Lipstick Recommendations

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Today is the last day of Valentine’s week and is also Galentine’s Day! I hope that if you’re celebrating, you have the best day with your gal pals. Today, I wanted to talk about a few lip options that I’d recommend for your special day. I have a few options depending on what sort of lip you like rocking! I hope that you enjoy it!

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Review: MAC Faerie Whispers

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This past Monday, the Faerie Whispers collection arrived in Australia and I was so excited because all of the promo photos looked gorgeous but I hadn’t seen very much of the collection online and no one really seemed to be talking about it or anything. The collection was a little lacklustre so I totally understand why people weren’t overly excited about it when it arrived here. I picked up one lipstick from the collection and I am here to share swatches and thoughts on the collection!

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Review: i.Fairy Luna Violet

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Today I’m going to be talking about another pair of lenses that you can purchase from my favourite lens shop, Adelaide Little Lens! As you can see in the title, I will be writing about the i.Fairy Luna Violet lenses. I was so excited to receive this pair and after the last two i.Fairy lenses went so well, I was feeling super positive about these!

Company: i.Fairy
Diameter: 16.2mm
Base Curve: 8.6mm
Water Content: 55%
Life Span: 12 Months

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For the first time ever, I don’t have a separate photo to show what it looks like without makeup because I put the lenses in after I’d applied makeup. I wouldn’t recommend doing this, despite many YouTubers and beauty bloggers doing this. You can get makeup under the lens or have dirt and bacteria on your fingers and then put them in your eye. I was just wanting to test these at the last minute, so I already had makeup on.

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Design: 4/5

I’d describe this pair as the ‘party on my face’ lens because the colours are so vibrant. My only negative with the design is that they don’t blend with my eye colour at all but that doesn’t worry me too much. The design is simply spectacular. I like these in the same way that I loved the Casper Green lenses, I think that they just make such a statement and with the right kind of makeup, they can really look stunning.

Enlargement: 5/5
This pair of lenses did a fabulous job, as you can see, of making my eyes look quite large and round. I think that these would best suit some eyelashes because they already look unnatural, you may as well go the whole way haha.

Comfort: 5/5
I wore this pair for a 3 hours and experienced no irritation, which is fairly normal for me. They are very comfortable and these would make great lenses for conventions or days when you want to look really special (every day).

Overall: 5/5
I really enjoy these lenses. They were very easy to apply. I love the way they look and I think that these would be suitable for many different looks but would be best for cosplay or creative makeup, not so much for casual unless that’s your style. I just think that these are gorgeous. If I had to compare this pair with the last two pairs of lenses, I would say that the Casper Green are my favourite, this pair is a close second and the Cara Brown, third. I loved all of the designs and I think that they are all really gorgeous lenses and would recommend all of them.

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Here are some photos of me wearing the lenses:

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The lenses are just so cute, I love them so much. If you’re interested in picking up a pair, you can purchase them from Adelaide Little Lens. If you use the code ‘Pastelsparkles’ you’ll also receive a 10% discount! You’re welcome, friends.

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MAC Lipstick Dupes~

I have compiled a list of MAC Lipstick dupes that I have seen on the internet and in person. I will probably continually update this as I’m very picky about what I would consider a dupe and what I would just consider similar and I will also update this if I find more dupes. I own 13 MAC lipsticks and I’ve compared friend’s collections, I also have a very large lipstick collection. I will highlight the lipsticks I own and if I have tested them side by side I will say how they are different.

  • MAC Amorous: Rimmel – Stare At Me
  • MAC Angel: ELF – Classy, Avon –  Pout, Maybelline – Born With It (exact), Revlon – Pink Pout, Rimmel – Airy Fairy, NYX – Sky Pink
  • MAC Blankety: Essence – Creamy Nude
  • MAC Bombshell: NYX – Georgia
  • MAC Brave: NYX – Thalia, Maybelline – Pink Brown
  • MAC Candy Yum Yum: Milani – Rose Hip, Maybelline – Fuchsia Flash, NYX – Shocking Pink, Sportsgirl – Mad About You
  • MAC Captive:
  • MAC Chatterbox: NYX – Louisiana, L’Oreal – Pink Fever, Milani – Fruit Punch
  • MAC Cherish: Rimmel Kate – 03, Revlon – Fleshtone, Rimmel – Nude, W7 Mega Matte – Nude
  • MAC Chili: Maybelline – Fatal Red, Revlon – Raspberry, Revlon – Crimson, Maybelline Superstay – Red Passion
  • MAC Cosmo: Rimmel Kate – 06/08
  • MAC Costa ChicRevlon – Coralberry, Maybelline – Hola, NYX – Margarita
  • MAC Craving: Maybelline – Party Pink, Milani – Plumrose
  • MAC Creme CupMaybelline – Born With It (more sparkle), Maybelline – Pink Please, Avon – Pout
  • MAC Creme d’Nude: ELF – Natural Nymph, Revlon – Nude Attitude, Revlon – Soft Nude
  • MAC Creme De La FemmeRimmel – Asia, Revlon – Satin Plum, Milani – Pink Chiffon
  • MAC Creme In Your Coffee: Maybelline – Blushing Brunette, Maybelline – Rose Velvet
  • MAC Crosswires: NYX – Berry, Covergirl – Fairytale
  • MAC Cyber: Revlon – Va Va Violet, NYX – Almost Black, Rimmel Kate – 04
  • MAC Dark Side: Revlon – Black Cherry, Revlon – Wine Not, Rimmel – Starry Eyed
  • MAC DivaRimmel Kate Velvet – 107
  • MAC Fabby: Revlon – Satin Plum
  • MAC Fanfare: NYX – Tea Rose, Rimmel – Rose Blush
  • MAC Faux: Maybelline – Pinky Beige
  • MAC Film Noir: L’Oreal – Hot Fudge
  • MAC Flat Out Fabulous:
  • MAC Fleshpot: ELF – Natural Nymph, NYX – Echo, NYX – Nude
  • MAC Freckletone: Revlon – Creme Brulee
  • MAC Gel: Revlon – Sparkling Cider
  • MAC Girl About TownMaybelline – Hot Plum (more neon), Covergirl – Spellbound (tiny bit more purple), Revlon – Fuschia, Rimmel – In Vogue, Revlon Lip Butter – Lollipop, NYX – Chloe
  • MAC Heroine:
  • MAC High Tea: Rimmel – Airy Fairy, Milani – Amaretto, Revlon – Champagne on Ice, Maybelline – Nearly There
  • MAC Honeylove: L’Oreal – Fairest Nude, Rimmel Kate – 14
  • MAC Hot Gossip: L’Oreal Pucker Up Pink, Revlon Lip Butter – Sugar Plum
  • MAC Hue: Rimmel – Foxy
  • MAC Hug Me: Revlon – Blush Chrome, Maybelline – Beige For Good
  • MAC Impassioned: Revlon – Love That Pink, Rimmel Kate – 06, Milani – Flamingo Pose, Chi Chi – Fashion Police
  • MAC Kinda Sexy: Revlon – Mauve It Over, NYX Soft Matte – Stockholm
  • MAC Lady Danger: Revlon – Fire and Ice
  • MAC Lickable: Rimmel Moisture Renew – Violet Pop
  • MAC Lovelorn: Revlon Lip Butter – Strawberry Shortcake
  • MAC Lustering: Revlon Lip Butter – Sorbet
  • MAC Red: NYX – Electra, Milani – Berry Rick
  • MAC Mehr:
  • MAC Midimauve: Revlon – Smokey Rose, Maybelline – Totally Toffee
  • MAC Modesty: L’Oreal – Forever Frappe
  • MAC Morange: Rimmel Moisture Renew – In Love With Ginger, NYX – Sunflower
  • MAC Myth: Elf – Natural Nymph, Revlon – Nude Attitude
  • MAC O: Revlon – Copperglow Berry, Jordana – Bahama Bronze, Prestige – Fudge Brownie, Revlon – Mulled Cider
  • MAC Patisserie: NYX Soft Matte – Istanbul
  • MAC Peachstock: Revlon – Nude Attitude, NYX – Orange Soda
  • MAC Pink Nouveau: Revlon – Stormy Pink, NYX – Summer Breeze
  • MAC Plastique: L’Oreal – Sandstone
  • MAC Please Me: Jordana – Pink Passion, NYX Soft Matte – Istanbul, Revlon – Pink Pout
  • MAC Plumful: Maybelline – Yummy Plummy
  • MAC Politely Pink: Revlon – Luminous Pink
  • MAC Pure Zen: Revlon Lip Butter – Creamsicle
  • MAC Ravishing: Revlon – Smoked Peach, Revlon – Peach Me, Sportsgirl – Fruit Tingle
  • MAC Rebel: Milani – Sangria, Rimmel – Starry Eyed, Revlon – Black Cherry
  • MAC Ruby Woo: Australis – Diva, Rimmel Kate Velvet – 111 Kiss of Life
  • MAC Russian Red: Prestige – Fatal Red, Rimmel – Red Fever, Revlon – Really Red, NYX Soft Matte – Monte Carlo (Lighter)
  • MAC Saint Germain: Innoxa – Baby Doll
  • MAC See Sheer: ELF – Seductive
  • MAC Show Orchid: L’Oreal – Wild Plum
  • MAC Shy Girl: Revlon – Just Enough Buff, Rimmel – Nude Delight, NYX – Pumpkin Pie
  • MAC Sin: Rimmel – Bordeaux
  • MAC Snob: Revlon – Pink Pout, Revlon – Primrose (creamier), NYX – Pale Pink, Revlon – Blush, Maybelline Superstay – Perpetual Peony
  • MAC Speed Dial: Rimmel Kate – 05, Revlon – Carnation, NYX – Paris
  • MAC Speak Louder:
  • MAC Sweetie:
  • MAC SyrupRimmel Moisture Renew – Vintage Pink
  • MAC Twig: Avon – Twig, Prestige – VIP, Maybelline – Afternoon Tea, NYX – Twig
  • MAC Up The AmpRevlon – Berry Haute, Rimmel – Heavenly, Maybelline – Braisenberry
  • MAC Vegas Volt: Revlon – Coralberry
  • MAC Velvet Teddy: Revlon – Mauve It Over, Rimmel – Spotlight Beige, ELF – Praline
  • MAC Violetta: Milani – Magenta Madness, Covergirl – Divine
  • MAC VIVA GLAM V:

I hope this is helpful! If there are any other dupes that you think I should, try, feel free to send me an email 🙂

ArrivederLa ❤