Recent Purchases | May | Video

Sunday, 11 June 2017


In which I show you all the beauty products I purchased in May! I love the part where I say I'm not going to buy anything from the new Mecca releases because, JOKES, I bought a lot. Let me know if you want another haul video!

Why I won't be purchasing anything from the Urban Decay x Jean-Michel Basquiat Collection

Monday, 29 May 2017

Photo credit: Temptalia; goo.gl/djIKQo

Tomorrow the Urban Decay x Jean-Michel Basquiat Collection launches at online and in-store at Mecca Maximas across Australia. It's a collection that has drawn a lot of attention prior to its launch in the US and I've had a lot of thoughts about it in the lead up to the Australian launch. At this point, I've decided I won't be purchasing anything from this collection and I have some strong reasons why.

Project Pan Roulette 2017 | Update Four | Video

Saturday, 27 May 2017


In which I show you the products I've withdrawn, made progress on, finished, and added to my project pan roulette! I'm very excited to see what I'm going to accomplish later in the year with these products. Thanks for watching!

Mission Impossible | Introduction | Video

Wednesday, 24 May 2017


In which I show you the products I plan to make progress on in this new project! Please go check out Lorraine and the other people involved in the original collaboration and join in if you're interested! Thanks for watching!

April Beauty Empties | Video

Wednesday, 3 May 2017


In which I show you all the products I've finished or am decluttering since my last empties in February! I have a bit of a weird raspy voice in this one because I'm battling a semi-cold at the moment! Let me know if you've tried any of these products and thanks for watching!

Project Pan Roulette 2017 | Update Three | Video

Saturday, 22 April 2017


In which I show you the progress I've made on all of my products in my Project Pan Roulette for 2017. I'm very happy to have another update with finished products, especially considering the extenuating circumstances this past month. Thanks for watching!

Pan that Palette 2017 | Update Three | Video

Wednesday, 19 April 2017


In which I show you the progress I've made so far on my Pan that Palette for the year! I am really enjoying this project and am really pleased with the progress I've been making. Here's hoping it continues just as strongly throughout the rest of the year! Thanks for watching!

xx Julia

Operation Skincare | First Quarter Update | Video

Saturday, 15 April 2017


In which I share with you the numbers for my operation skincare project! Please let me know whether you would prefer me to show you all the products I finish and the products I've purchased, as well. I'm sure the next two updates will be much smaller as I work through full-sized products. Thanks for watching!

Operation Skincare | Introduction | https://youtu.be/zUtGdjusZrc

xx Julia

Project Pan Roulette 2017 | Update Two | Video

Tuesday, 28 March 2017


In which I show you the products I've made progress on, finished, and added to my project pan roulette! This is probably the most successful update I'll have for this project this year so hold on to those pan shots! Let me know if you're doing a project pan roulette this year and thanks for watching!

Reading Wrap-Up | February | Video

Thursday, 16 March 2017


In which I show you all the books I read in February and tell you what I thought about them! I apologise for this being a little late, my video filming schedule kind of caught up with me and I ran out of time. Please let me know if you've read any of these books or if you have any recommendations and thanks for watching!

Pan that Palette 2017 | Update Two | Video

Monday, 13 March 2017


In which I show you the progress I've made on all the eyeshadows I'm working on in my Pan that Palette for 2017. I'm doing the project a bit differently from other people because I'm panning as many shadows as I can instead of just one palette! Thanks for watching!

Recent Purchases | March

Wednesday, 8 March 2017


In which I show you all the products I've purchased since the beginning of the year. I get a tiny bit rambly in this video, probably because I haven't filmed a lot recently, so I hope you don't mind a little bit more information than usual! Thanks for watching!

February Beauty Empties | Video

Wednesday, 22 February 2017


In which I show you all the products I've finished up since my last empties video last year. I'm very happy to be moving through so many skincare products since starting my Operation Skincare! I hope every month is this successful! Thanks for watching!

Pan that Palette 2017 | Update One | Video

Monday, 13 February 2017


In which I show you the progress I've made on the shadows from my introduction for my Pan that Palette 2017 and the new shadows I'm adding. Please let me know if you have any suggestions for a change in format for this project or any ideas generally!

Reading Wrap-Up | January | Video

Wednesday, 8 February 2017


In which I show you all of the books I read in January and use the phrase 'in the sense that' way too many times! Please let me know if this is content you would appreciate me continuing to make or give me any suggestions for what else you would like to see! Also, feel free to weigh in on the discussion I raised with myself in this video, I would love to hear your opinions. Thanks for watching!

Project Pan Roulette 2017 | Update One | Video

Saturday, 4 February 2017


I know it's only been about two weeks since I posted my introduction for this project but I want to get caught up with my own schedule! I love a good roulette and I hope you enjoy following along with my progress. Thanks for watching!

xx Julia

Pan that Palette 2017 | Introduction | Video

Saturday, 28 January 2017


In which I share with you my plans for my Pan that Palette challenge for 2017. I'm hoping this year will be more successful than last year! But let's just see how it goes! Thanks for watching!

Operation Skincare | Introduction | Video

Thursday, 26 January 2017


In which I share with you my plans for a huge skincare project! I'm personally very excited to see how I go with this project even if no one else is interested! Thanks for watching!

xx Julia

Project Pan Roulette 2017 | Introduction | Video

Saturday, 21 January 2017


Last year I thoroughly enjoyed doing a year-long project pan roulette so why not do the same thing this year, too! I'm already really excited to get this year's projects underway so stay tuned for even more!

xx Julia

Project Pan Roulette | Finale & Summary | Video

Wednesday, 18 January 2017


In which I show you all the products I've finished and made progress on since my last update. I also included a summary of the amount of products I finished throughout the entire project in 2016. I really enjoyed doing this project this year so stayed tuned for my introduction for a new roulette for 2017! Thanks for watching!

Goals for 2017

Saturday, 7 January 2017


The holiday season is officially over and the first week of 2017 is under our belt. I'm sure you've read dozens of resolution posts this week but I love the idea of making your goals public to keep you accountable. Please feel free to share your goals with me in the comments!

Highlighter Edit | 2016 Edition

Thursday, 5 January 2017


With the strobing trend hitting peak popularity, 2016 saw some serious highlighter innovation. From liquids to gels to crazy coloured pigments, we saw it all released to the market. Bring the devoted highlighter collector that I am, I had to try as many as I could. Some blew me away and, inevitably, some did not.

Beauty products you don't need

Wednesday, 4 January 2017


This past year saw a tangible shift in the beauty community into greater consideration of the mass consumption that product-based blogging induces. Particularly, the rise of the 'anti-haul' really drew attention to how most posts or videos in our community are largely ads to various products whether paid or not. I am glad to see people growing more comfortable criticising marketing and consumption patterns perpetuated by blogging and being vocal about the products you simply don't need. So, this is my two cents if you care to continue!

Review | Zoeva Strobe Gel

Tuesday, 3 January 2017


I'm a bit of a highlighter junkie to say the least. I love trying new formulas and textures and I am particularly swayed by cream or liquid highlighters as I think they look beautiful blended into the skin. So when Zoeva launched their Strobe Gels, I was all over it.

December Beauty Empties | Video

Monday, 2 January 2017


In which I show you all the products I finished in the lead up to 2017! I'm hoping the empties just keep getting bigger next year because I have a lot of stuff I want to finish up! Thanks for watching!

xx Julia

Last haul for a while...

Sunday, 1 January 2017


Unfortunately, the second half of 2016 took a bit of a spendy turn. After purchasing a few last bits for myself for Christmas, this is going to be the last haul for quite a while if I can help it! But I've got a good mix of new and old releases to show you so let's jump in!