Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Something Blue

Learning about buntings from my kikki.K Paper Lover's Book. It also includes how to make paper rosettes and gift wrap for giving friends that little bit more love.

I have so much assessment in May and June I just want to curl up and hibernate like a bear until the springtime comes. Also, I'm learning to check my teeth after eating chia seeds. They get stuck in teeth very unceremoniously.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

April Favourites

Birthday month has come and gone and I am super excited to be sharing some April Favourites with you! I found some real gems this month.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Go Five for 5

Whether it's winter for you in the Southern Hemisphere, or summer in the North, it's never a good idea to get up before you're all well-rested, and everybody knows that. 90% of the time I will sacrifice painting on a face for a good snooze of the alarm, after which I might only have a very short window of opportunity to get ready with. Using 5 products in 5 minutes, these are the products I choose to use.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Keys to the Kingdom

On Monday I turned 21, and although I was supposed to go skydiving, I chickened out and instead, for the first crazy time in my life, I had 5 days of festivities. Whew!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

BeBe Cushy

I think I found my favourite everyday base in a BB cushion. It has SPF50+, light-medium coverage and a really cute method of application that takes about 10 seconds. I must admit, I'm a convert. After the BB cream craze passed, BB cushions seemed to be all the rage and after some reading it seems like everybody's touting how awesome it is to be able to touch up your liquid makeup on the go. I first heard of the Laneige Snow BB Cushion (which shares the parent company IOPE with Etude House!), which was one of very few at the time and now every major Korean cosmetics brand (and Lancome) is dabbling in the cushion craze. I ordered the Etude House Precious Mineral Any Cushion in Natural Beige from an eBay seller whom I'd ordered from before and trusted (link here!) and I was excited to see how my experience would go. Postage took longer that I'd like, so bear that in mind.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Tickle Me Mint

My all-time favourite nail polish is Essie's Absolutely Shore because it's gorgeous on the fingers- on its own or with a layer of glitter over the top, and I've never seen a better pedicure on myself than with this minty seafoam green. Among OPI's Spring/Summer '15 Hawaii-inspired collection is That's Hularious* and I thought I knew what mint was until I saw this.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Out the Door

I lead a pretty average student life. For the most part, not much changes even when the season varies and University term is on or off, but if you're nosy and would like to see how I get ready in the mornings, read on!

Always always remember to charge your phone!

Monday, April 13, 2015

IKEA Makeup Storage

Buying makeup and collating the cream of the crop is one task but finding a way to store it is another entirely. I've attempted to store it in the top drawer of a dresser, in makeup bags and now I believe I've found the keeper- a wooden drawer unit from IKEA. The series is called MOPPE and I spotted this one in my local for about $39 AUD. After a quick Google I discovered I am most certainly not the first to find their storage solution in the MOPPE. Like H&M and kikki.K, all good things (i.e. IKEA) come from Sweden.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Game of Chromes

I love me some George R.R. Martin and with a name like Game of Chromes, such a blatant pun cannot be overlooked. I was also super excited to try Sally Hansen's new gel system- I've never had gel nails so in all honesty I don't know what the benchmark is, but for the most part, this is a great shade and best of all, the formula is quick-drying and easy to apply. (Nail polish dream!) I'm the kind of girl who will apply her nail polish and remove it from both hands 3 times in one sitting because it constantly smudges when I'm waiting for it to dry, and this duo didn't give me that problem at all.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Sunnyside Up

Painted my MOPPE drawer makeup storage system from IKEA and finished it off with fairy lights from my sister and IKEA's red berry candle (their best-smelling one)!
The 'Meatpacker' burger from NKB Express at Indooroopilly has bacon jam and is one of the best burgers I've ever tasted.