Simplifying and De-stressing

Thursday, 30 April 2015


As someone who always seems to have too much on her plate, I made it my mission this year to simplify my lifestyle in an attempt to diminish unnecessary stresses. This includes a lot of different tweakings of my daily routines and habits with the mindset of simplification and structure. While this is an undertaking to last a lifetime, I have some easy places to start if you're also looking for some ways to simplify and de-stress.

Weekly Makeup Basket | one

Tuesday, 28 April 2015


I recently made a post talking about the beauty blogger phenomenon of the Weekly Makeup Basket. I've grown very interested recently in this concept as a way of working through your collection, using up products but also making sure you're still rotating through the rest of your products. Over the past few weeks, I've been making my own weekly makeup baskets that I thought I would now start sharing with you every once in while to let you know what I've got my eye on.

My Morning Skincare Routine

Sunday, 26 April 2015


Early morning is a hard time of day when I still just want to crawl back into bed. I like to keep my skincare routine light and simple to awaken easily each morning. It's about shaking off the night before and preparing my skin for another day ahead.

Tag | the Liebster Award

Thursday, 23 April 2015


I was tagged by the lovely Victoria May from Lipstick and Lightplay for the Liebster Award. This is a tag circling around about getting to know the bloggers behind the blog a little bit better. Victoria May has provided eleven questions for me to answer so let's get started!

Finding Time for What You Love

Tuesday, 21 April 2015


When you're constantly working to finish those tasks for work, uni, or your other responsibilities, it can be really difficult to find time for those projects you always wanted to do. In my ever present struggle to maximise my time, I've come up with some tips to help you find time to do what you love.

My Go-To Colours

Sunday, 19 April 2015


When you've been buying makeup for a little while, you start to notice a pattern in the colours you gravitate towards and seem to hoard in your collection. It's by no means a bad thing to know what you like but it's definitely something to be aware of when your swatching a product launch if you don't want to bring home something you already have!

Keeping a Food Diary

Thursday, 16 April 2015


Earlier this year I decided to make a more concerted effort to exercise and eat more healthily which began with keeping a food diary to get an accurate idea of what I consume on a daily basis. It's been a pretty interesting experience so far.

My Favourite Natural Base

Tuesday, 14 April 2015


We all go through stages in our makeup where our preferences change and shift. Right now I can definitely feel myself leaning towards sheerer, more natural finish bases to keep my skin feeling light and airy. This means I've been picking up my NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser a lot more regularly recently.

Lip Balm Obsession

Sunday, 12 April 2015


I've always had pretty dry lips but somehow this year I've become completely obsessed with lip balms of all formulas. From the expensive to the affordable, tubes, tubs, and sticks, I've built up quite a collection.

Bold Lips for Cold Weather

Thursday, 9 April 2015


When the weather gets colder we all start reaching for the knitwear and scarves, loading ourselves up to keep warm. Our wardrobe's colours deepen and darken and so does our makeup choices. I love pulling out bold lip colours at this time of year after a summer of sheer colours.

Maximising Your Time

Monday, 6 April 2015


We're all given 24 hours in a day to achieve what we can but sometimes it just doesn't feel like enough! When you've got deadlines and projects hanging over your head, time management can be overwhelming and leave you feeling like you simply don't have the time. While I try to balance university, friends, family, blogging, other projects, etc, I've come up with a few ideas on how to maximise your time and get done what you want to get done.

Everyday Bronze Shadows

Thursday, 2 April 2015


I love a good bronzy shadow to just sweep across the lid, a bit of a crease contour if I have time, and that's that. It's bright and a bit sparkly but still neutral enough to wear everyday to work and uni. It's a colour family that suits just about everybody and I'm truly loving it at the moment.