My Hobbies Past & Present

Thursday, 19 April 2018


Every year, as I gain more and more free time to with as I like, I think back about my hobbies whether ones I've abandoned long ago, or newer ones I still enjoy. Because a hobby is one of the most telling aspects of someone's life considering it's how you choose to spend your spare time; time you could use to do anything at all. I've rounded up a few of my current and past hobbies to laugh at and perhaps give you a bit of inspiration if you're in a hobby slump.

Glossier You | Review + Comparison

Tuesday, 17 April 2018


At the end of last year my very generous friend agreed to send me an enormous Glossier order from the US as we cannot order directly to Australia. I decided to purchase the Glossier You fragrance as my first ever blind purchase based on the inclination that a global beauty brand wouldn't produce a fragrance all that offensive. It was a safe bet. After a few months of use, here's my review and a comparison with Juliette Has A Gun Not a Perfume.

Pan That Palette 2018 | Update Three | Video

Monday, 9 April 2018


March is over and it's time to show you the progress I've made so far on my Pan that Palette palette for 2018! I've met some goals, not met others, but I'm generally happy with how this project is going if only for the fact that I'm still going! Thanks for watching!

xx Julia

So, you want to read more poetry | Video

Saturday, 7 April 2018


These are my top three recommendations if you want to start reading more poetry but you don't know how to access the genre or how to discover new styles and writers. This video is partially in celebration of National Poetry Month in the US and to fulfil my ulterior motive of getting more people to read poetry all the time. Please share your thoughts and recommendations below! Thanks for watching!

Palettes that are tempting me

Wednesday, 4 April 2018


This year I'm in much the same boat as many beauty lovers and I'm trying to seriously reduce the amount of makeup I'm purchasing. That doesn't mean I don't want anything, though! I'm definitely still keeping up with all of the new releases and making little lists of what I would purchase if I was purchasing anything. Anyone else? These are the top palettes that are currently tempting me.

Brands I'm loving right now

Friday, 30 March 2018


2018 is the year we're going to start seeing the beauty community turning on the beauty industry with the overwhelming influx of videos and blog posts about the brands and influencers not to trust anymore, to boycott, to generally cast out of your beauty collection. I definitely appreciate the increased criticism of consumerism and beauty marketing but I don't feel there's a whole lot more I can add to the tirade against beauty brands. Alternatively, I offer you the brands I'm loving right now!

5 Fragrance Wish List

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Images from Fragrantica

In December and January I allowed myself to purchase perfumes almost completely freely in order to grow my collection and figure out what types of fragrances most appealed to me across the designer and niche markets. This doesn't mean I could purchase everything! So, I've written myself quite a lengthy fragrance wish list to obtain slowly over the coming years. These are the five fragrances I'm most busting to purchase at the moment.