Monday, November 30, 2015

Rose Addicted

I love my lip balms, lipsticks and lip tints but I can't say I've ever been a lover of lip liner though I think I've been converted with my latest lip product purchase! I purchased the Rimmel Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner in Addicted which at 40% off in Priceline's sale (making cheap even cheaper!) and I can't stop wearing them!

I love the pigmented, smooth application and it's mechanical so you can twist to wind up more pencil as needed instead of sharpening it. It's a gorgeous brown-based rose that is very similar to my natural lip colour and I think it works quite well on my skintone. My sister tried it on and as she's more tan than I am, it looked a bit too flat and dull on her so I think it would suit fairer skin tones. I've found a new favourite lip combo in colouring my lips with the Addicted pencil and blotting, followed by a layer of the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in 01 Rose Shimmer, which is a sheer yellow-based pink balmy gloss. I've been tempted by the lip pencil in East End Snob from the same range, which has been touted by Amelia Liana as a dupe for the Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk, but when swatched I find it to be too pink for my taste. I much prefer the MLBB (my-lips-but-better) hue of Addicted. I would lip swatch but I can't take photos that I'm happy with (sorry).

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Counterproductive Habits

So I'm contemplating doing 'blogmas' this year- because my readers can't wait to hear about my new favourite lip liner, obviously... (Not joking about finding a new, pretty lip liner though) I'm adjusting for a work-life balance and that involves treating myself to online shopping, coffees and junk food because 'I push myself so hard at work', going running, forcing myself to eat superfood salads for lunch and starting that cycle all over again. Not looking forward to hot, humid summer months and needing to epilate my legs all the time... Talk about a first world problem.

Lakeside Breakfast with my sister before our exams!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

S/S 15 Skincare

After using the same skincare products for the past 10 months, I decided it was time to shake things up. My skin was going through some odd breakouts and I realised switching out a couple of products at a time did wonders. I've tried most of these products at some point and decided to recollect and have another dig at them to help my poor skin out.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Loving Food Too Much

Being counterproductive is the only way to describe my lifestyle in the past two weeks. I've been working out, going running with my eager little dog, but I've also been eating not-the-healthiest food! I had a dear friend check in with me on my healthy lifestyle change thing that I claim to be attempting and afterward I had a long hard think about what I'm doing. My problem used to be motivation to exercise, but now I've been exercising and I've not been motivated to eat healthily.

Basically I'm going to try to go back to 'eating clean', which by my definition is cutting out processed foods and sugars and making sure all my main meals are at least 50% vegetables, have some protein (egg, chicken breast, lean meat) and don't have a tonne of sugar or bread. And I love bread. That makes me sad. Regardless, I've got some yum-worthy photos (and some unrelated to food) since my last personal post, so enjoy!