Go-To Skincare Goconuts Event

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Last night I attended the Go-To Skincare Goconuts event. Not knowing what to expect my pal Jess and I rocked up to the very glamorous Langham Hotel feeling slightly out of place (as we are use to being poor uni students) but very excited to see what was a head of us for the evening. If you haven’t heard of Go-To Skincare then let me be that friend that you use to have in high school who knew all the latest goss. It’s a brand created by Zoe Foster Blake who was beauty editor for Cosmo Magazine, has written multiple fiction books and even has a beauty book on the market. She has tried and tested a lifetimes worth of products and has created her range to simplify skincare whilst still getting great results. So now that you’re in the loop lets get on to the good stuff! 

When the doors to the Alto room opened we were greet with drinks and the most spectacular view of the CBD you could imagine. As the room began to fill up with other guests, mostly of beautiful girls dressed to the nines, you couldn’t help your eyes from darting around the room and thinking ‘I love those shoes‘ ‘What lipstick is she wearing?‘ ‘How did she get her hair like that?‘.

However when Zoe and her facialist, Brooke took the stage all eyes were on them. Zoe began by introducing the skincare line and then the Q&A was off. Both Brooke and Zoe were so well spoken, relaxed and really funny. It was really enjoyable to watch them speak and better yet it was informative, I almost wish I had taken a pen and paper to take notes. The night ended with peanut butter cupcakes and a photo with Zoe.

On my way out I purchased the Exfoliating Swipies and my goodie bag had the Go-To Lip Balm in it so you can be sure that I will posting a review when I have had a good go at playing with them. Overall it was a really fun night that honestly made me fall in love again with skincare.   

August Haul

As I mentioned in the video I rarely spend so much money in such a short amount of time especially since I’ve been on a very tight budget as I plan on traveling through Europe in October. It felt really nice to spoil myself as I haven’t bought anything other than the basics in roughly six months. I hope you enjoy this video and that all the goodies I treated myself to inspire you to indulge too, after all, you deserve it 😉 

Monthly Favourites

Here are a few of my favourite things! Monthly Favourites videos are always my favourite to watch so I thought I would have a go at making my own. This whole filming thing is pretty new to me but I’m really enjoying it. I hope you liked watching this bad boy too!  

Products Mentioned:
Fine Fragrance Lux – Passion Spell
VO5 Dry – Texterising Spray
Burberry – Burberry London
Origins – Plantscription Moisteriser
Garnier – Micellar Cleansing Water
Ray Bans – RB5311 – 5240
Katmandu – Down Duck v2 Hooded Puffer Coat

Going Out Make Up

As much as I love writing, there really isn’t a better feeling when your fingers tap away at you keyboard, I decided to give this whole video tutorial a try. I’m not going to lie, I quite enjoyed it. I have taken a semester off of university so I hope to get back into the swing of things online.

I hope you enjoy my video, let me know what you think! 

New Ombre Hair, New Ombre Care

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It’s been a number of weeks since my one of my best friends Erin, who is also a hairdresser ombred my hair. On a side note, it’s great having friends in all the right places, mates rates are the bomb!

As I’m getting into the swing of being a blonde, or at least a half blonde there have been some product that have been a life saver when battling the bleached dried ends.

  •  Lee Stafford Bleach Blonde Shampoo- This purple shampoo keeps away the brassie blonde tones. I use it roughly once a week, sometimes more and sometimes less. It’s so affordable that I don’t think I could ever justify upgrading to a high end purple shampoo.
  • Toni and Guy Dry Shampoo- I have to admit that I was a serial hair washer before I dyed my hair couldn’t go a day without washing it. Now I try and wash it every other day, it can sometimes even go three days without wash! On those days in between I use the Toni and Guy Dry shampoo, it smells lovely, doesn’t leave my roots looking grey and gives me the confidence to run my fingers through my hair.
  • Toni and Guy Reconstruction Mask- When I get the chance, roughly around once as week I like to use this mask, I can’t remember how long they recommend you leave it in your hair but I usually leave it on for twenty minuets to half an hour, I figure its not doing me any harm and I get time to chuck on a face mask as the same time for double pampering. When I rinse the Reconstruction Mask out I feel as if someone should put me in a hair advertisement  because my hair looks and feels like silk, it’s amazing!
  • Toni and Guy Leave in Conditioner- Before I blow dry my hair I put a small blob of leave in conditioner and run it through my ends, I can’t say is a miracle product but it is nice and just gives my hair a little bit more nourishment.
  • Lee Stafford Nourishing Miracle Oil- This hair oil/serum to begin with smells absolutely divine, I wish they made perfume out of this stuff but it gets even better as it makes me hair looks and feel silky and slick without weighing the hair down. The product claims to have argan oil in it that I sure is helping heal my dead ends however I’m not 100% fooled as the first two ingredients listed are silicones. Nevertheless I love the way it feels.
  • VO5 Instant Oomph Powder- This is an amazing styling product, it really gives the hair lift and can completely transform your hair but be warned that it will make you hair incredibly knotty and feel as dirty as not washing it for months. I use this product on night out because it really does the job but the way it makes my hair feel means that it wont be making it into my daily routine. 

What do you think of the ombre hair trend?

P.S. Big thanks to my mumma bear for taking the lovely photos of me, you’re the best!

Bellabox – April

ImageApril’s Bellabox was packed to the brim with new, groundbreaking beauty products, which seemed appropriate as innovative beauty was this months theme. I was so impressed this month by the selection of products and I didn’t feel like there was a single ‘dud’ product in the box, I was excited to try each of them, it was almost overwhelming!

The products I received in my Bellabox were:

  •  Cellilux Glacial Mineral Gel- This facial mask I’ve been saving this one for a special occasion and I feel like tonight might be the night. I’ll have to wait and see if it’s really been worth all the hype.
  • Lash Card- Again another very exciting product. I remember sometime ago reading about US bloggers using this so it’s nice to finally get my hands on it.
  •  Indio Skin Tonic- I may have fallen in love with this toner, as it takes hydration to the next level makes it’s lovely to sprits before moisterising. It may even potentially replace my Aesop Parsley Seed toner and I honestly never thought I’d see the day!
  •  Ayurda Skin Perfecting Moisteriser- Another product that I have really enjoyed using as a part of my daily routine. It’s natural so it instantly got a thumbs up from me but it also isn’t too greasy and was really wonderful for using under my foundation. It has a strong scent that sticks around, I was intoxicated by it but if youre sensitive to smells then maybe this is one to give a miss.
  •  Proplenish Marine Collagen Sachets- Another natural product all natural product which was impressive along with the fact that I’ve never heard of a similar product before where you dissolve one sachet into water and drink in order to gain beautiful hair, skin and nails.
  •  Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Colour- I thought this nail polish was amazing. The idea is that you apply the nail polish and then hold the magnet that comes with it above the nail it makes waves and swirls in the nail polish. Better yet it hardly even chipped! I’d love to try this in other colours also.
  •  Cedel Dry Conditioner-  I really loved the concept of this product. I mean who does want perfectly conditioned hair without the effort of re-washing, blow drying and styling it. The scent however was less than pleasant, if they were to change the scent I would be all up on this beauty.

 It’s safe to say there are some gems in this months Bellabox and I’m eagerly anticipating next months now!

Autumn Staples

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It’s almost the end of March and Autumn has well and truly left it’s mark with warm days and cool nights. How is anyone suppose to dress for that?! Well, I’ve definitely embraced a dark smokey eye for the colder months and these boots by Betts are the perfect blend of trendy and comfortable that allow me to trek around my university campus whilst feeling pretty fly, if I do say so myself. What have been your ‘can’t live without’ looks for this season?

Bellabox – March

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I was very excited to receive my first Bellabox, I have always loved the idea of these monthly bundles of joy but never got around to picking one and signing up.

I chose Bellabox because they’re a Melbourne based company, they do however ship nationwide, don’t you worry. I feel very strongly about supporting local companies especially when it’s an industry you dream to work in one day. The service was super speedy, their packaging was delightful and their information card was playful and quirky, I really can’t say one negative comment on my experience with Bellabox so far.

 In my box I received:

  • The Ocean Essence Summer Breeze Shower Gel, which I am yet to try but it looks like it has potential to be great.
  • The Designer Brands Lip Pencil in Nude, I’ve swatched this little guy and the colour looks lovely as does the formulation.
  • The Suigo Ultimate Control Shampoo and Conditioner which I used earlier this afternoon, it smells amazing and I think is something that will help me get out of my hair rut.
  • The Clinique High Impact Lipstick in the shade Extreme Pink. This was very exciting to find in my box as I’m very familiar with Clinique, this will be the first lip product that I’ve had from them and it definitely lives up to expectations especially with SPF 15.
  • And finally the little bonus gift was the Swisse Active Energy Bar, I had the flavour Chocolate and Coconut, unfortunately I’m not crazy about coconut so hopefully my brother will enjoy that one.

I plan on subscribing to Bellabox for a long time not only to support something home grown but because I genuinely had a great experience with them and will be recommending them to all of my girlfriends as positively as I am to you, my readers.

Do subscription beauty boxes excite you as much as me? Let me know in the comments!

Topshop Highlighter

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Topshop highlighter in Crescent Moon, otherwise known as my holly grail has been one of the best beauty buys for me in the last six months.

For years I had lusted after the MAC mineralised skin finishes but could never justify the price when I could get similar results with a shimmery eye shadow. Six months ago I found myself in Topshop swatching the lipsticks when this little beauty caught my eye and there was no way I could leave the store without it, costing only $19 it was meant to be.

I find that the shade Crescent Moon is sublet and you’re not left with chunks of glitter, like a disco ball on your cheeks, just a healthy glow. I will admit that I had to give the packaging a bit of a scrub before taking these pictures as grubby fingers covered in leftover foundation mark like a b*tch. That aside it’s cute and is the ultimate cheek product that I sorely miss when I leave the house without putting it on.

In the above pictures you can see the product taken with flash in the third one and without flash in the fourth. Not a disco ball insight if you ask me. What do you think?

Flash by Jimmy Choo

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As fragrances being one of the many things that will ultimately come down to personal tastes through and through, I am very picky when it comes to finding a signature perfume as I’m sure you are yourself.

With the ever so helpful advice from a sales assistant at Cosmetic Fragrance Direct I came across the brand spanking new Flash by Jimmy Choo and kept coming back to it despite taking numerous whiffs of other perfumes in the store. I explained to the staff that I was a big fan of Gardenias and listed a few perfumes I had previously loved and then off she went around the store hand picking out what she thought would be just right for me.

Flash has top notes strawberry, pink pepper and tangerine, middle notes of tuberose, jasmine and white lily, and then base notes of white wood and heliotrope so it was the perfect mix of sweet fruit and white floral scents for my everyday fragrance. The staying power is unbelievable and a little goes a long way, there’s no need to bathe in this stuff.

Overall I’m very pleased with my purchase and look forward to all the adventures I will have while wearing this little beauty.