An Obsession With The Fabulous

Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Manicure Monday - Maybelline Super Stay Gel Nail Color in ForevermoreGreen


I can't believe it's Monday again. My least favourite day of the week. I thought I would try to avoid the Monday blues by posting a fresh manicure for you all!

Friday, October 17, 2014

If You Smoke, Your Future's Not Pretty

We all should know the dangers that come with smoking cigarettes, but did you know smoking can age you prematurely between 10 and 20 years?

This week I teamed up with Queensland Health to work on their anti-smoking campaign, If You Smoke, Your Future's Not Pretty. I was invited to see for myself what I would look like if I were a smoker. I visited a photographer's studio on Monday where I first had my 'before' shot taken and then was transformed by two special effects makeup artists into a someone with a smoking habit. As a makeup artist myself who mostly works on brides and women wanting a glamorous look for special events, it was especially fun to see what the makeup artists had in their kit to take me from glowing to gruesome!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Current Beauty Must-Haves


As a beauty blogger, I'm constantly trialling new products all the time, so it's very rare that I keep using the same product for more than a few weeks.

Sometimes I find products that work so well that I can't part with them and they remain permanent fixtures in my beauty routine. Today I'll be sharing four of these products with you!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Manicure Monday: Essie Play Date



You may have noticed that things are looking a little different around here. I decided it was time for a bit of a spring-time refresh in terms of my blog design, what do you think?

Anyway, let's get on to Manicure Monday! Over the long weekend I was sporting this fab lilac shade from essie called Play Date and I just loved how it complemented every outfit I wore! Play Date borders on being a pastel purple shade yet it still has plenty of punch to it.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Manicure Monday: Maybelline Super Stay Gel Nail Color - Rose Poudre


Happy Monday, y'all!

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend.

To kick off the week I thought I would show you a polish formula I was intrigued by after reading Sarah's rave reviews over on her blog More Than Adored. The Maybelline Super Stay Gel Nail Color range is a super-affordable collection of polishes that claims to last 7 days on the nails. I will be putting the formula to the test and giving you my thoughts in an upcoming review.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Fresh Fragrances & Cosmetics Celebrates 10 Years


Fresh Fragrances & Cosmetics are celebrating their 10th anniversary this month and to celebrate they have released a limited edition Beauty Essentials Box. I was kindly sent a box to trial for myself and I couldn't have been more excited. While some of the brands and products I have tried previously (BECCA and Trilogy), the rest were new to me and I was very eager to try them out!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

What I've Been Loving Lately #3


As much as I've been dreading the heat of Summer, it's been so nice having Spring weather in Sydney of late (minus the days we've had nothing but rain!). With the change of seasons, I generally like to mix up my beauty routine by buying a few new bits or at least go through my existing collection and pick out some products that have been neglected for far too long.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Manicure Monday: Orly Blend & Sally Hansen Fanta-Sea


There have been so many new releases in the nail polish world in recent months that I can't seem to keep up. I've got a huge backlog of polishes sitting on my desk waiting to be used and it's taking so long to get through them considering I can only wear polish on the weekend. The 6-shade Smokey Collection from ORLY is a relatively new release, I believe it came out in August. I was sent a few shades to try out and decided to go with the shade Blend* first.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Father's Day Gift Guide 2014


It's Father's Day this weekend in Australia and my lucky other half has been busy testing out some products that we both think would make great gifts for Dad.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Manicure Monday: Essence Not Punky Nor Funky Swatch & Review

Essence Graffiti Topper in Not Punky Nor Funky

I was in my local Target store over the weekend and spotted the Essence stand which seemed to have been restocked as everything was in pristine condition. I noticed the Be Loud collection and I couldn't resist picking up a Graffiti Topper nail polish. 

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