Top Five Face Brushes

Thursday, 29 January 2015


We don't talk enough about brushes here but they're half of the battle of applying your makeup beautifully and well. Unfortunately, there are so many choices available, it can be overwhelming and difficult to choose the best ones. If you're looking to build up your brush collection, these are my top five face brushes.

New Year's Resolutions | Starting a New Hobby

Tuesday, 27 January 2015


Do you know that hobby you've been planning to start for the past forever that you never seem to get around to? It's January and the perfect time to finally get starting with that knitting project or photography class or yoga group. If you're looking for a little head start, here are my tips for staring a new hobby.

Carry On Essentials

Thursday, 22 January 2015


Summer is the season of travel when we all (hopefully) get some time to spend in a far off, relaxing place. The worst part of these holidays are the long plane rides and hours spent waiting in airports. This summer I'm taking a lot of plane rides so I've compiled my list of carry on essentials to make the journey almost as relaxing as the holiday itself.

New Year's Resolutions | Dropping a Bad Habit

Tuesday, 20 January 2015


It's January and your Facebook feed is plastered with posts summarising new year = new you. The new year is a time for reinvention and change in your life and your choices. This can mean cutting your hair, quitting your job, or something as small as dropping a bad habit. We all have them and they take up our time and energy in negative ways. Here are my top tips for getting rid of them once and for all.

Tag | the Goodreads Tag

Sunday, 18 January 2015


I don't talk about it a lot on here but I'm a big reader and always have been. I adore the written word and I often wish I could talk to a few more people about it. Goodreads is an excellent site for me to record what I'm reading and see what others are interested in. Earlier this year, I came across the Goodreads tag and thought this would be a great opportunity to share this other part of my life here! The tag is 11 questions long and covers all different aspects of my Goodreads and general reading life.

Recent Purchases | January

Thursday, 15 January 2015


If you read my recent Project Pan update, you heard that I fell pretty hard off the buying ban wagon. Add to that the fact that I'm going on a month-long overseas trip and I had some serious purchasing to do. Because everyone loves getting excited about new purchases, I've compiled all the things I've bought recently in this post for you.

New Year's Resolutions | Getting Healthy

Tuesday, 13 January 2015


I swear this is on the top of everyone's resolutions list every single year. It was definitely on mine last year! Here I've compiled a list of my top tips for getting healthy and sticking to it in the new year.

the Basics | Lip Liner

Sunday, 11 January 2015


Most people nowadays imagine lip liner as a horrific throwback to 80s but I can assure you, this product has come leaps and bounds since those bygone days. Lip liner is a fantastic tool to add a bit of something extra to your other lip products. So, if you're looking for a way to introduce lip liner to the 21st century, here's my advice:

January Empties

Thursday, 8 January 2015


Another empties post! Here is where I share with you all of my used up products since the last empties post. I'll let you know what I thought and whether or not I'd purchase them again or not.

New Year's Resolutions | Getting Organised

Tuesday, 6 January 2015


Every year January comes around and people begin their list of new year's resolutions. For the month of January I'll be sharing with you my top tips for tackling the most common resolutions that people hope to accomplish each year. Today we'll start with my favourite: getting organised. In this modern world, everyone seems to be looking for more time to get done all of our responsibilities. Getting organised is just the way to get on top of your to-do list and make sure you have time to relax, as well.

the Basics | Mascara

Sunday, 4 January 2015


If your beauty collection didn't start with eyeliner, then it probably started with mascara. Maybelline Great Lash, anyone? For many years this was a solitary staple in my morning makeup routine before I ventured into greater beauty territory. Mascara may be where you start, but hopefully not where you end.


Project Pan Update

Thursday, 1 January 2015


Back at the beginning of November I decided to undergo a Project Pan in order to curb a bit of my beauty purchasing in the latter half of the year. It's been over a month of my spending ban and I thought it would be a good time to give an update.