Friday, 29 November 2013

I [heart] Summer Tag

Hello blog friends!

Summer is just two sleeps away so I thought I would give this tag a go. 

1. Favorite bronzer for summer? Rimmel Natural Bronzer in Sun Bronze, which is cheap and works great on my naturally pale skin. 

2. You're relaxing in a hammock, on a tropical island. What are you sipping on? Alcohol: Long Island Iced tea, Non Alcoholic:
Watermelon Crush from Boost. Both super delish!

watermelon crush hero

3. Favorite summer lip product? Just a good old SPF lip balm for me (like the Nivea ones). Summer is the time when lipstick run all over my face haha. 

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Make Up from Grandma

My Grandma sent me some make up from America, I wont do much of a review here, more of a haul/swatch. The lip-glosses were pigmented, but the lipsticks were not at all! Very sheer and a bit patchy actually. If you want a full review let me know!

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Insta10: November

So November is always a really busy month for me with dancing, but with the added pressure of getting organised for Japan I guess I forgot to take photos. This is more of an 'Inta7', but I hope you enjoy it nonetheless :)

Left to Right: 
1) Road trip picnic
2) Melbourne Cup with Andrew
3) The Secret Cottage
4) Speckled egg nails
5) Balloon dress
6) New key chain from China
7) Dancing dvd-a-thon

Monday, 25 November 2013

Bathroom tour

Here are a few pictures for a peak inside my bathroom, I know it is dated and not at cool as some other bathrooms out there, but i just reorganized and think it looks quite tidy so I had to share.

If there is anything you want to know about please ask :)

(note a few things you see belong to Matt not me!)

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Make Up Collection #3: Lips

I only have one M.A.C lipstick oh shock! Once again up until about a year ago I only ever wore the one red lipstick I had. Just red. Now look at me! 

That is now the end of this 3 part series. Do you have more make up then me (I will guess yes), or less? Let me know :)

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Brand Blurb #6: Bourjois

Hello blog world!

This is a review on Bourjois. I do get most of my products from Priceline, but Bourjois can be found a bit cheaper on

"Making the world a prettier place, one face at a time."

Friday, 22 November 2013


Frankie is my favourite magazine so I thought I would just show them a little love on this blog!

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Budget Candles

These candles were all purchased from Kmart, a shop here in Australia. The 3 wick christmas candle was only $6, and the two smaller candles were $3 each, super bargin!

I am a candle addict and did not need these but could not pass up the offer. I will let you know how well they burn.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Make Up Collection #2: Eyes

I used to HATE eye shadow. I would only ever wear a beige/shimmer all over the lid and that was it, maybe some brown in the crease if I was feeling lucky.  It was mainly lashings of mascara (only on the top lashes) and a thick winged liner, if I was going crazy I would then line again with glitter liner. From 16-20 that was how it was done. Then I decided to like make up a bit more, and venture out into the world of eye shadow. 

Eye shadow is now probably my favourite make up to use, I really feel like an artist when I am blending away with a million different brushes. 

Enjoys the images lovelies!

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Ten Dollar Challenge #2: Lip Products

Hello all!

Look at me go with my little series, so professional and stuff. 

I was originally going to do my favourite Lipsticks individually by colour (a reds posts, a coral post etc) but I just got to darn exited and had to do it all in one! 

The only alteration I have made to the series is announcing a winner at the end. The is more of a 'can you even find good products that cheap' kind of challenge  so I am hoping to find more than one goodies each challenge!

Monday, 18 November 2013

Decor Lusting

Some home inspiration stolen from the Selby, as well as a collection of things I want to buy, lets see if I have enough self restraint to resist. 

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Make Up Collection #1: Face

A few images to show whats going on in the face department of my make up collection. Up until about a year ago I only ever wore the same 3 pieces of make up, so the whole 'collecting' thing is very new to me. I like everything I own (mostly) and that is all that matters to me. 

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Brand Blurb #5: Rimmel

Here we are again!

This time we are going cosmetics, with one of my favourite brands; Rimmel.

What Rimmel have to say about themselves:

"Rimmel’s extensive range is kept bang up-to-the-minute as it translates the look of London into new shades, products, packaging and advertising. But however creative and fashion-forward, Rimmel products are always easy to use, versatile and accessible, designed to encourage experimentation and self-expression. "

Friday, 15 November 2013

November Tag

Here is a quick tag I found on the internets!

On my nightstand you'll find:  A lamp, flowers and candles - not beauty products!

The literary character I'm most like is: I can not think of one, but if we delve into movies I really related to Angelique from the french film 'Romantics Anonymous  which you should go and watch right now!

I'm currently obsessed with:  Marc Jacobs Honey Fragrance. I may do an updated perfume collection very soon!

My favorite superhero is: It was always the Green Lantern but even though I didn't see the movie I feel Hollywood ruined him for me. Plus I never liked Hal Gordon, it was Kyle Rayner all the way for me!

Favorite beauty product of 2013: Eeeeek! Probably my Nars Adults Content Palette. 

If I could have dinner with anyone dead or alive:  Andrew! But I guess if he was busy I would love to dine with Emma Watson (to make Andrew jealous of course haha) or Zoe from Zoella :)

Winter is coming, how do you prep your skin for battle?  Technically Summer is coming in Australia, but when I head to Japan's winter I with take my Origins Ultracream (I think that the name!?). Thick night creams get my dry skin through anything. 

My perfect date night makeup consists of: Smokey purple/black eyes, heavy liquid eyeliner, falsies and a bright red lip. Go hard or go home!

My go-to skin-beautifying snack/drink is: Water? That's all I really can do to help my troublesome skin. 

My TV boyfriend is: Sawyer from Lost. He can call me any nickname he likes....

If my evening clutch could hold only one beauty item it would be:  I am really lazy with topping up my makeup through out the night, but probably just my lipstick (which I would then never put on). 

One beauty tip I would pass on to my fictional daughter is:  Have fun with it, but if your going to go crazy make sure you do a practice go first. Wow, typical mum advice. 

The most nostalgic item from my childhood is: Peanut, my bean filled wombat. 

My favorite show of the moment is:  Lost. Yeah 2004 is so old school I know, but I have never watch the show in its entirety so Andrew and I have been hitting up his box set almost every night. 

My favorite quote is: I am not a very quote-motivated person. I do like it when someone says I love you and means it, whether it is to me or not. That line gets me every time. 

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Throwback Thursday: The Enchanted Maze Garden

Hello Bloggerosaurus! 

This was one of the best days/dates of my life so I felt the need to share it with you! Me and Andrew headed to The Enchanted Maze Garden for some fun times about 2 years ago (eeek) and I think if you live in Victoria it is a MUST SEE. The place was so cute and fun, and not too overly priced. All the photos were taken by either Andrew or myself, enjoy!

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Boudoir Eyes

The Boudoir Eyes Palette by Too Faced is VERY cute. The packaging is probably half the reason I bought it. It comes with 9 shades, 5 of which are new, all of a pink/purple variety. Three shades are matte, four are satin and two are super glittery. 

The palette also comes with a how-to-guide which can be useful for both beginners and those in a makeup rut. 

I wont go into too much detail until I start using the palette, just thought I would throw some photos your way :)


L-R: In The Buff, Satin Sheets, Birthday Suit, Fuzzy Handcuffs, Sugar Walls, Lap Dance, Voulez-Vous, Garter Belt, and French Ticker. 

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Here are a few snaps from the drive on my country holiday :)

Monday, 11 November 2013

Nars Palette: Adult Content

This is a brief look into the Limited Edition  'Adult Content' Palette By Nars. It comes with four cheek products, 2 blushes, a bronzer and a highlighter. The shades are as follows Zen (bronzer), Miss Liberty (highlighter) Desire (blush) and Deep Throat (blush). All swatches are below. 

The packaging is a good size for travelling, however the small size of Zen means it only works as a contour not a bronzer. When I tried to stick my big fluffy bronzer blush in, half of Desire mixed in. I didn't really enjoy smearing bright pink on my forehead. 

I love the highlight shade, and all are super pigmented. 

I may do a further review when I use them more, but I just wanted to get this out before it sold out!

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Mini Lush Haul (Again!)

I was not meant to be shopping, but here we are again. It was just a small shop, plus one was for Andrew so I do not feel so bad :)

Dream Cream $29.95AUD.  

Grease Lightening spot treatment $13.95AUD.  

 I Love Juicy Shampoo 250g for $22.95AUD. 

Sample #1 was of Big shampoo

Sample #2 was of Celebration body lotion. 

I will let you know how I get on with the samples!

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Oh Nos!


Unfortunately my daily streak has ended on this blog, as we lost the internet for a few days.

I managed to do everyday in October I think, but my November is ruined!

I hope you can all forgive me and now that the blog is up and running again there are plenty of posts coming your way!


Thursday, 7 November 2013

Mecca Maxima Beauty Loop

Mecca Maxima has changed the way their  Beauty Loop works. 

They are now giving out gift boxes, which depending on your level, has multiple goodies in it for you to sample. For this very first box, as a level 2, I revived four items. 

The first was the Nars Soft Touch Shadow Pencil, a mini size in the colour Aigle Noir (swatch below). The pencil is very creamy, with fair pigmentation, but is not jet black. The mini size is decent enough, and can be used as a shadow or thick liner for smudging. The full size retails for $39.00AUD.  

The second sample was a travel size of the Soap & Glory Hand Food, and luxurious hand cream which I already have the full size of. This retails for $5.95AUD. 

The third sample was a 7.5ml version of the Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment  I am very excited to try this out and will give a review shortly. The full size retails for $98.00AUD.  

Finally we have the Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Eye Cream. I am wanting a new eye cream, but I not too sure how a sample this small with provide much of an example. The full size retails for $55.00AUD.  

Pretty good mix of products and decent sizes, thanks Mecca!

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

LUSH haul

Oh Lush how I love you so. Especially during the Christmas time. Those bath ballistics get me every time. This post is actually sponsored by my bf, aka he gave it all to me as a gift for our 3 years of being together. I know this is a beauty post but its seems weird that I have dated him for so long. Not bad weird, just odd as I have never been with anyone longer than 3 months. 

Happy 3 years Andrew!

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Made By Manda: T-shirt Dress

I used to make a lot of my own clothing but these days I do not have the time at all. Here are some pictures of a t-shirt dress I made in a few different patterns. It is very simple with 2 closure buttons on the back. I love this dress! It is currently a little worse for wear but I don't think I will ever dare throw it out.

Enjoy lovelies! 

Monday, 4 November 2013

Insta10: October

Left to Right: 
1) Andrew's new Fossil watch, happy 3 years!
2) Owl bag
3) Celebrating my brothers birthday
4) Getting excited for Japan with Sushi
5) Workplace
6) Night out
7) Relaxation bath time
8) Sleepover
9) Dancing photo day
10) More photo day fun

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Made by Manda: Faux Flowers

Here is a little DIY on flower vases. I think flowers are a must for spring time, but things can get exspensive very quickly if you buy fresh flowers ever week or so. For that reason I love me some fake flowers! I already had one vase I picked up on sale from Kmart, but decided to go flower crazy when I got a bunch for free from work. 

I hope you enjoy! 

You will need: 
-Fake flowers (15-25)
-Clean jars (I used jam jars I cleaned out myself)

-Wire cutters

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Brand Blurb #4: Michael Todd True Organics

Hello blog world!

This is a review on Michael Todd True Organics. I like everyone else jumped onto the beauty guru obsessed bandwagon and bought the entire dry/sensitive skincare line.  
I think you should know the deal by now so here is the photo of my currents products (expect the shower ones because I forgot to grab them!):

"Making the world a prettier place, one face at a time."

Friday, 1 November 2013