An Obsession With The Fabulous

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Maybelline The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette Review

Just what I needed, another neutral eyeshadow palette! I'm sure that's what a lot of you thought when you heard about Maybelline's latest eyeshadow offering!

Excuse the battered shadows! This palette had been well used before I got around to photographing it!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Date Night Purse Essentials

If you're anything like me, you're the type of person who likes to be prepared for anything. Unfortunately for me, that means I feel the need to lug around an oversized tote with me wherever I go.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Beauty Directory Expert Panel Review: PuraSonic Classic Cleansing Brush

As a member of the Beauty Directory Expert Panel, I am lucky enough to test out a great range of products for review. My most recent trial was the PuraSonic Classic cleansing brush.

Having previously tried various cleansing brush varieties, I was interested to see how the PuraSonic would perform.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Lancôme Dreamtone Ultimate Dark Spot Corrector Review

As a woman in her late twenties, I’m starting to become more and more aware of my skin and actually taking proper care of it. I’ve always struggled with uneven skin tone and redness but now I’m starting to notice slight dark spots appear. This has really made me realize that I can’t always rely on a good foundation to give me good skin, I need to start working to repair and brighten my complexion so my skin will look good without makeup.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Backstage Beauty MBFWA 2015: Watson x Watson

Makeup by Victoria Curtis for Curtis Collection

"The inspiration [for the look] is a day-fresh glow. Something you could wear during the day, rock at the beach. It's sun-kissed, dewy and really wearable and achievable for the everyday woman."

Backstage Beauty At MBFWA 2015 - Bec & Bridge

Michael Brown for St. Tropez

"The theme this year was very outdoor, active lifestyles. So we want to make the skin look like it's just fresh from the gym or the beach. We want to warm up the skin but we don't want to have a fake tan look. It's all about bronzing and warming [the skin] up. Healthy, active, really fresh skin."

Key Products: 
  • St. Tropez Instant Tan in Deep
  • St. Tropez Skin Illuminator

When asked if this look is something the everyday woman can recreate, Brown said the Instant Tan is "great for those mornings when you want a bit of colour but you haven't got time for a spray tan or to do a self-tan. This [product] is instant. Within two to five minutes it is set and it has rain-guard technology so it won't sweat off or [be affected by] water droplets. It will last the whole day/occasion for you. "

"Illuminator is something that most women don't do, but should" - Michael Brown.

Makeup by Nicole Thompson for M.A.C

"The statement is the tan, it's not a make up look today. Basically, we want the girls to look as though they've just rolled out of the Amazon looking amazing. We don't want it to look too glam or glitzy and we're not using anything shimmery - it's all about creating a really balmy skin. We've used Face and Body, starting at C5 and going darker. Everybody is C5 plus today, even if they're really pale - we're making them dark. Each girl is quite different and we are adding pigmentation freckles to some who need it, just to create a bit of depth in the skin. We're also filling and brushing the brows back quite messily, which adds some toughness, " says Nicole Thompson.*

Key Products:
  • Strobe Cream
  • Face and Body Foundation
  • Cream Colour Base in Hush and Mid-tone Sepia

* Quote sourced from Beauty Directory.

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Manicure Monday: Fabulous Faby Spring Summer 2014 Collection Swatches

I'm very late in posting swatches from the Fabulous Faby Spring Summer 2014 Collection, however, the collection is still available for purchase so I thought I'd pop these swatches up in case any of you were interested!

Faby is a brand I wasn't all that familiar with until last year. After trialling a few shades, I was blown away by how smoothly these polishes applied and the beautiful opaque colours. From what I've tried so far, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this brand to any nail polish lover!

Faby Nail Lacquer - Sugarful
Faby Nail Lacquer - Hula Hoop Pink
Faby Nail Lacquer - Plastic Jewels and Neon Lights
Faby Nail Lacquer - Mint Bubbles
Faby Nail Lacquers are available for purchase here. I've featured colours from the Fabulous Faby Mini Collection Set which is still available here! RRP $23.95

Have you tried any Faby polishes before? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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Note: These products were provided for editorial consideration.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Body Products I'm Loving Right Now

Over the last few weeks/months, I've been trialling a bunch of body products that were recently added to my collection. I've never really enjoyed using heavy creams or lotions in the warmer months as the weather is so hot and sticky and most products only add to that uncomfortable feeling.

This summer however, I decided to make more of an effort to take care of my skin whether it be by using a body lotion, oil or in-shower body conditioner, among other things. I've been using a range of products that are designed to leave the skin feeling beautifully smooth and soft.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Mary Kay Endless Performance Creme-To-Powder Foundation

I'm always on the hunt for the perfect foundation. For me, it is one makeup item I absolutely cannot go without as I tend to have a lot of redness in my face that needs covering and I find the rest of my makeup looks better on a fresh, even base.

I've tried tonnes of foundations over the years and while some have been great, I've never been able to find something that is absolutely perfect for me. I jumped at the chance to trial the latest offering from
Mary Kay, their Endless Performance Creme-To-Powder Foundation. Having such fair skin it was a bit of a shame that the colour I received was Beige 3, which is way too dark for my natural skin tone. I decided to turn to my favourite fake tan so I could give this foundation a go.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Today Was A Fairytale

It's been a quite a while since my last Manicure Monday post so I thought I would get back into the swing of things by telling you a bit about one of my new favourite polishes.

I've wanted to try Deborah Lippmann's nail polish range for years, but I've never managed to get my hands on any of her polishes here in Australia. Recently I was given the opportunity to trial some products from Luxola, which is the largest beauty e-commerce company in Southeast Asia. Luxola stocks some of the most sought-after beauty brands on the market including Sleek, Sigma and Zoeva among many others. Luckily for us Aussies, Luxola ships to our shores!

While I do have a Luxola haul post coming up soon on the blog, I couldn't resist giving you my thoughts on this gorgeous Deborah Lippmann nail lacquer called 'Today Was A Fairytale'*.
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