Saturday, October 31, 2015

September + October Favourites

A few fish-eye shots of my standout products from the past two months! The line between September and October blurred for me, as routine and deadlines caused time to pass incredibly quickly. I feel like October has whizzed by too, because it seems like just yesterday that people were talking about Halloween and it's finally passing. Personally I take no interest in Halloween but with all the merchandise everywhere, it's almost impossible to avoid. I've been extremely busy handling life- I'm working as a student urban planner 4 days a week and completing 3 University assignments and studying for an exam so blogging has had to take a backseat for a while but I attended a Brisbane blogger/vlogger event last week and acquired a number of new products to trial so there's more content coming!

Tresemme Perfectly UnDone Dry Defining Spray and Wave-Creating Sea Foam for Soft Waves
I've wanted to try these products since they came out and I resisted until they went on sale. They finally went on sale and I bought the dry defining spray and went back for the foam the next day. I have naturally wavy hair and I love the shampoo and conditioner from the same Perfectly UnDone line because it embraces the shape of natural waves and smooths the frizz. I love this combo for accentuating my natural waves- just pat in the foam, scrunch, leave to air dry and spritz in the texturising spray.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

On Rotation: Spring

Spring is here, and I've found I've settled into a good routine when it comes to skincare, body care, haircare and makeup, which I thought I'd share in this seasonal 'on rotation'-style post. I've pilfered this post from Michelle, who filched it from somebody else. Her rifling-in-your-bathroom-cupboard tendencies resonates with me- many a time my friends have handed over their makeup bags at my request to have a good rootle. I've posted about most of these products on the blog before, and I'm sure I'll post about the new ones that go the distance.

Skin Care
Makeup Remover: Sanctuary Spa Youth Boosting Ultimate Facial Cleansing Oil
Cleanser: Lush Angels on Bare Skin
Exfoliant: V10 Plus Water Based Peeling gel
Toner: Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar (equal parts vinegar and water)
Moisturiser: Hada Labo SHA Lotion
Night Treatment: Jeunesse Luminesce Cellular Rejuvenation Serum
Spot Treatment: Benzac AC 5% Benzoyl Peroxide
Eye Cream: -
Mask: Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque, Sukin Super Greens Detoxifying Clay Masque 
Body Care
Hand Cream: L'Occitane Vanilla Bouquet Shea Butter
Body Scrub: Summer Salt Body Mango Scrub, Harvest Garden Peppermint Green Tea Pumice Scrub
Shower Gel/Cream/Lotion: Lush Vanilla Yellow FUN
Soap: -
Body Lotion: Bio-Oil
Perfume: Stella by Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs Daisy
Candle: Gifted Coconut Lime
Hair Care
Shampoo: Tresemme Perfectly UnDone
Conditioner: Tresemme Perfectly UnDone
Treatment: ALDI Protane Moroccan Argan Oil Renewing Treatment Mask
Shine Spray: -
Hair Spray: -
Leave In Conditioner: -
Styling Product: Tresemme Heat Tamer Protective Spray, David Babaii Instant Straight Smoothing Balm, Tresemme Perfectly UnDone Wave-Creating Sea Foam and Perfectly UnDone Dry Defining Spray*
Dry Shampoo: Lush No Drought
Base: L'Oreal Magic Blur primer, Etude House Precious Mineral Any Cushion W13 Natural Beige, Laura Mercier Mineral Powder Real Sand
Eyes: Etude House Proof 10 primer, Maybelline Master Precise felt-tip liquid liner, Rimmel Wonder'Full Waterproof Mascara, Lioele Artist Auto Eye Brow 03 Grey-Black, Rimmel Brow This Way Gel
Lips: Lioele Pop Orange Tint, Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm Pink Blossom, MAC Shy Girl
Cheeks: NARS Deep Throat, NYC Sunny

Nails: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel

*Not sponsored by Tresemme, nor was I sent the products, I just really like this collection so I bought nearly all the products in the range!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

I'd Rather Be Blogging

It's Jaracanda season! Spring blooms are synonymous with crunch time for university assignments and exams and I haven't had a lot of time to blog about beauty products so this is going to be a personal post- my usual slice of my life via photos and captions.

Met Tasha of shiwashiful fame for Kiss The Berry acai bowls before The Doll Connection bloggers' event on Saturday! I've wanted to visit KTB for lunch but it's all the way across the city, and it was located relatively close to the event.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Spring Resolutions

Life has been good- lots of skincare action, good food and great friends. I love Brisbane weather from March-October when it's on the cooler side and this affects my mood greatly. I don't like Brisbane's warm weather because I never know how to dress for the heat.

My 'healthy' lifestyle motivation comes in fits and spurts and recently I've been motivated to do more about it, like picking up the BBG circuit training and eating less refined sugar and carbs and drinking more herbal teas. Whether it's sport or solo workouts, I'm not naturally inclined to get up and at 'em. I'm more inclined to the less athletic types of workouts like pilates, yoga, jogs/running or circuits- you know, so you don't drag other people down with you in your lack of athleticism.

I'm not making a drastic change to my diet because I don't think I would have the willpower to stick to it. I'm just cutting a few things out and consciously choosing the healthier option when I can. Eating a good breakfast helps me not to snack and while I absolutely love my cappuccinos, tea is where it's at. I consume much more water when I have it by my side, and a 1L plunger of green or herbal tea with lemon and ginger is a habit I'm glad to have established. Having said that, this post does contain a cake pop, a Magnum and some other treats so I'm not being all that good.

I'm going to buy more activewear, little socks (that don't show) and running shoes because at the moment I have to borrow most of the gear from my sister. I'm thinking of getting the clothes from Forever 21 because Lorna Jane is just ridiculously expensive. What do you girls think?