Weekly Wrap-up

Happy end of week! 

What a week it’s been! Here are this week’s finds:

What are you looking forward to this weekend?

I’m looking forward to sleep! 😊 

Enjoy!

SS x

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March Review: NYX Beauty School Dropout Palette 

Hello Beauties !!

I recently purchased the NYX Beauty School Dropout Palette and wanted to review it for you guys! 


I love how compact it is and how much it fits in- it opens up into three sections:

It comes with a mirror and makeup look suggestions on the left side – great if you don’t have one on you!

 The middle is the eyeshadow palette with 35 eyeshadows. The eyeshadows are a mixture of Matte and glitter warmer and darker tones. Love the mixture of colours! Something to suit everyone. They are very pigmented so a little goes a long way! 


The last side is the palette of blush (3 shades), highlight (2 shades) and contour / bronzer (2 shades). This is probably my favourite section out of the whole palette. The blushes are three different shades of pink and the highlighters are one gold based and the other light pink. The bronzers have one Matte and one with some sparkle and slightly darker in tone. 


I absolutely love this palette as it contains so much variety in one place so that you don’t have to reach for 5 different things you have all of it in one place, with this palette you are able to play around with quite a few different looks! Also awesome to take with you when you are travelling, very sleek – won’t take up luggage space! 

I hope NYX bring out more of these but with different colours like pastels, brights, blacks etc because they can fit so much in they can release such a variety of shades in it! I purchased this for $50 (Australian dollars)

Have any of you tried the palette and what did you think? 

Until next time x

SS

20 Things Only Makeup Junkies Will Appreciate….

Hello Beauties!

This post is dedicated to all the beauty junkies, near and far, you know who you are. I recently bonded with two  complete strangers one in a bathroom and then in a store over makeup and it hit me how all of us makeup freaks have so many common hates and loves etc so I wanted to do a post of 20 things we can all appreciate (or hate!):

  1. When you are about to run out on a favourite product only to discover you already have 2 back ups (you secretly thank your inner hoarder for this!)
  2. When you know a makeup sale is about to go down next week so you plan what aspect of your life you are going to sacrifice to spend big at this sale.
  3. When you wish your favourite foundation would come in more shades or a matte finish only to have your mind blown when the brand releases this exact change?!
  4. That feeling of priming your skin and knowing you have a fresh clean base to start your masterpiece.
  5. When you try a new cheap makeup brand and have your mind blown at how good the product actually is and wonder if this should be kept a secret or if the masses will find out soon.
  6. When you are speaking to people but then your mind wonders and you start thinking about how good they would look with some contour and a bomb winged eye.
  7. When you get a new makeup palette with 40 different shades and fantasise about all the looks you can do with the colours, fast forward 3 mths later and you continue to use the same 4 shades….
  8. When you nail a winged eye on BOTH eyes and feel like a new person. Like you can achieve anything while looking this fierce.
  9. When you find your true match in lipstick colour and wonder how you ever spent all those years wearing the wrong shade? Like why didn’t anyone stop you?
  10. When you watch a makeup tutorials and need to do a full glam face after watching all that makeup inspo even though you are not going anywhere lounging with your cat on a Wednesday night.
  11. When you purchase a much hyped up product only to discover it completely sucks and you have wasted your money, leaving you wondering what is wrong with today’s society.
  12. That satisfying feeling of removing every single bit of makeup off your face and seeing all the dirty makeup removers sitting in the bin.
  13. That moment you apply your base but haven’t done your eye or eyebrows yet and you are just looking back at yourself all bare and weird realising how much your eyebrows and eyes carry your face.
  14. When you decide to go for a ‘light natural look’ – 10 mins later you are blending that contouring, drying those lashes and patting away excess highlighter……
  15. When you put foundation on and halfway through realize you didn’t put any primer on…. so you wonder if you should just cancel your whole day….
  16. When you come home from a makeup haul and your partner/sister/brother/mother/father don’t understand why you would need eyebrow pencils, setting powder, or 3 different shades of nude lipstick…. so you sit through their judging assessment of your bags….
  17. When you try a new makeup look that is trending but no matter how you work it it just doesn’t do you any favors at all. So you wonder what is wrong with your face that this isn’t working?
  18. When a newbie to makeup tells you to do her face and show her everything makeup. You feel like it is Christmas and you are about to blow her mind at the possibilities of all the different looks she will pull off! Her life is about to change.
  19. When someone you know wears the exact same outdated and extremely unflattering makeup look every damn day and you wonder whyyyyyyyy???? You literally cannot fathom why they would do that day in day out.
  20. When you do a perfect full glam face and your mascara want leaves a tiny black dot on your face. You contemplate just leaving it there then you scrap away at the dot but it smudges so now you have to start over on one side of your face.

Did any of these ring true for you?

What other ones would you add?

Hope you have a flawless face kinda day x

SS

 

Reverse Bucket List

Hello Beauties! 

Hope your weekend was awesome. I love a new start to the week! Today’s post is all about the reverse bucket list so things I have already done!

I saw a similar post on another blog and loved the idea so I wanted to share mine so a reverse bucket list is all the things you have done on your bucket list:

  • Got a body piercing
  • Can speak more than one language
  • Have climbed the Harbour Bridge
  • Have modelled on a runway 
  • Have learnt how to knit, sew, crotchet
  • Can do the splits
  • Have lived on my own (4 years!)
  • Have a pet
  • Put furniture together successfully on my own 😩
  • Saw all my fav stand up comedians live!
  • Volunteered at a homeless shelter
  • Went on a helicopter ride
  • Went ice skating
  • Fed a giraffe
  • Went glamping overlooking Sydney Harbour
  • Went to a live basketball, soccer, and rugby game 
  • Got Botox!
  • Made a pen pal
  • Travelled with my sister
  • Lost a ton of weight (used to be an obese child!)

What are some of yours?! 

This is a great way of remembering all the awesome stuff that you’ve achieved we tend to get lost in trying to reach our next goal we tend to forget how far we have come! 

Stay fabulous x

SS

Weekly Wrap-Up

Hello Beauties!!

How has your week been? Mine has been a wet rainy busy week! Looking forward to unwinding this weekend! I have trained 5 days straight this week so my body needs a rest.

Here are this week’s finds:

What are you looking forward to this weekend?Comment below 😊
Have an awesome weekend

SS x

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MOTD: Golden Glow

Greetings Beauties

 

Today’s Makeup of the Day is all about a golden glow (as it is raining here in Sydney I thought I could at least provide some glow with my face) I wanted to keep it fairly natural with a tinge of glow.

 

Products used:


What look are you going for today? 

How do you create the ultimate glow? Comment below x

Until next time x

SS

10 Makeup Commandments To Live By….

Hello Beauties!

How was your weekend? I spent mine buying lama covered pjs, granola brunch dates with my gf, working on a secret soon to be announced project and trialling some new lashes!

Today’s post is all about makeup commandments. We all have our own style and method of using makeup but there a some essential guidelines we can all admit help our makeup life be that much better! Here are the 10 that work for me and that I’ve learnt (the hard way tbh!) over the last 10 years:

  1. Thou shall not sleep with makeup on. This one I ignored for a good part of my early twenties and then dealt with the after math of bad skin. So I know the importance of this one first hand! Our skin needs to breathe and repair/rest overnight so it’s important to clean, moisturise and rest your face. Your pores will love you I promise!
  2. Thou shall apply makeup in natural lighting. This one is so important. I’ve applied makeup in ill lit rooms and looked fabulous but as soon as I stepped out into natural light the colours were wrong and not blended well enough. Light is everything!! 
  3. Thou shall find the right foundation shade. This will deliver you the best most flawless look! With the wrong colour no matter how hard you blend it it will not reach that level of flawless you are after so get yourself to a counter and get matched, the results will speak for themselves.
  4. Thou shall use the right brushes. This I also learnt the hard way for years I thought I just sucked at blending eyeshadow that it was just something I will never do right. Until I bought a brush set and started using different brushes and saw the difference in finish they produced! It really is worth spending a little bit more for brushes because I’ve tried both cheap and pricey ones and quality is in the more pricer brushes, the hairs on the brush deliver the better blending.
  5. Thou shall find the right shade of lipstick. What I mean by this is take for example the classic red lipstick now there are like 50 shades of red out there and not everyone can wear every shade well depending on your skin tone etc. It took me a while to find the right red as I noticed certain shades made me look 20 years older and kind of sick…. so after much experimentation I finally found a tone that worked with my blonde hair, and skin tone that complimented me. So invest the time in finding the right nude, plum, red, pink, brown etc it can change your whole look when it’s done right!
  6. Thou shall stay hydrated. This will benefit you on many levels but mostly your skin and plumpness of lips and cheeks also. Hydration is life for our skin. So make sure you are soaking up that H2O on the daily and do not slack off! I noticed when I was very hydrated makeup just sat more smoothly on my face and my lips had more ‘bounce’ to them! Always have a bottle in your handbag or on your desk 🙂
  7. Thou shall invest in a quality cleanser. Cleansers affect your skin more than some people give them credit for. Some cleansers can dry out your skin more than others, some may not cleanse very well and still leave your skin dirty while others may cause you to break out! It’s important to find the right one for you that not only cleans your skin but leaves it feeling healthy and hydrated. I have oily skin so I started using an oil cleanser and it works wonders, it cleans my face so much more than any other cleanser I’ve had and also keeps my face supple and hydrated without feeling oily or greasey.
  8. Thou shall not use old makeup. This is especially applicable to foundation or any eye makeup. For foundation not only is it unhealthy to put expired products on your face but the product most likely won’t be in the best consistency leaving you with a blotchy finish and possibility of breakouts (sometimes a funky smell too). As for eye makeup – the skin around the eyes is very sensitive and infection is very easy. So using old concealers, mascaras and eyeshadows will irratate the skin and eyes possibly causing redness and inflammation. Not to mention an ugly finish! So be strong to part ways with old favourites as they won’t do you any favours!
  9. Thou shall practice. As trends change so do techniques and not everyone will instantly catch on and be able to do it so practice until you perfect it! Don’t lose hope if you don’t get it the first few times. I couldn’t put on fake lashes to save myself and spend more time glueing my real lashes together than anything but I was persistent and now you won’t see me without those bad boys fluttering on me! So keep at it and you will nail it take my word for it.
  10. Thou shall contour. Contouring changed my makeup life. The difference some blending makes in transforming and complementing your face is life changing. After I learnt how to do it I started to think about how much it makes sense to contour we are not 2D beings we are all 3 dimensional so it makes sense to blend products accordingly to our facial shapes to make it work like makeup is made to work?! So grab yourself a contour Palette and go to town you will not regret it! 

Do you have makeup commandments you live by and have learnt over the years? Share with me – comment below! 

Hope your week is as flawless as your base x

SS 

Weekly Wrap-up

Greetings Beauties!

How was your week?! I’m looking forward to seeing friends this weekend and working on secret project!! 

Here is this week’s wrap -up:

Enjoy your weekend and Happy International Women’s Day for Wednesday! X


Xx

SS

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