Unfortunately for my bank account and any savings goals I’d previously had, I’ve been doing some shopping (mostly online) over the past few weeks, and so I thought I’d throw up a quick blog post to share some of my favourite things I picked up.
This collaboration between BH Cosmetics and beauty blogger, Carli Bybel, is an absolute dream, with ten highly-pigmented eyeshadows and four dazzling highlighters to choose from. It’s so bloody affordable (currently at US$14.50) and is amazing value for money. Having bought from BH Cosmetics before, I knew this palette wouldn’t let me down, and the range of colours it includes legit GIVES ME LIFE.
When I first received my package, however, two of the eyeshadows were smashed and crumbled throughout the palette, which must have happened in transit. So, I emailed BH Cosmetics straight away, and they were so polite as to send me a completely brand new one, free of charge! BH Cosmetics is quickly becoming one of my favourite brands, and I’ll also be including some other products I’ve bought from them in this blog post!
I’ve wanted the Morphe 35O Nature Glow palette for agessss, and I finally got my hands on it a couple of weeks ago. It’s definitely safe to say that I’m already obsessed, and I’ve picked out my favourite colours (as you can probably tell in the above photo). So many people raved about this palette, and I can 100% confirm that it ain’t no joke – these eyeshadows definitely live up to the hype. They’re super pigmented and so, so easy to blend. Although there can be some fallout, the formula is really smooth and buttery and really great to work with.
The tones of this Morphe palette are largely on the cooler side, which is a bit different for me as I usually stick with warmer tones such as browns and oranges etc. However, this palette was on Ozsale and it was just so pretty I couldn’t resist. It took forever to get to me though (one of the downsides with ordering from Ozsale) but it was worth the wait. Because I’ve been quite sick and lethargic this week, I haven’t been able to have as much of a play around with the shadows as I’d like, but from what I have used so far, I’m really impressed.
The one thing that’s also going to be really important for me soon is the fact that the Morphe palettes would be great for travelling! 35 colours in each palette is a great range to choose from, and for those of us with a hell of a lot of palettes, it makes make up packing so much easier.
Bottom to top: Muse, Samantha, Clara, Endora & Sandy
I’m all about liquid lipsticks right now, so I cannot even begin to explain how excited I was when I heard that BH Cosmetics had released a line of their very own liquid lipsticks. As I said before, I’ve been a fan of BH Cosmetics for a while now, so I knew I’d love these. The first colours I bought were Samantha, Sandy and Clara, and when I realized I’d fallen in love, I bought Muse and Endora. The formula isn’t very drying, which can be a cause for concern when using liquid lipsticks, and it slides right onto your lips, making it really easy to apply. These products are currently US$8.50 (HELLO, BARGAIN!!), so you don’t have to worry about them breaking the bank. They’re honestly amazing, so if you’re in the market for a new lip product, hit up these bad boys!
Back in July, I had my blonde balayage redone as it had faded an alarming amount since I’d initially had it done in October last year. While at the hairdressers, I was asked what kind of shampoo and conditioner I used, and we worked out that it was probably my fault it had faded, as I wasn’t using the right kind of products on my hair. For shampoo, I bought the FUDGE Clean Blonde Violet Toning Shampoo, and just recently, I decided to go ahead and purchase the Tigi Catwalk Fashionista Violet Conditioner. It was slightly expensive (AU$32.50) and I’ve only used it a couple of times so far, but I can already tell that the blonde in my hair is looking a lot more vibrant, and my hair feels really smooth and silky after using this conditioner. If you’re looking for a toning product that’s going to help get rid of any brassy tones and help your hair look healthier, you should definitely try this product.
It’s quite safe to say that I’ve become a little obsessed with these sunglasses since my friend told me about the brand, Quay Australia, and I began to see others wearing them all over Instagram and YouTube. I’m not sure why these sunglasses gripped me the way they did, but at over $200 later, I still have no regrets whatsoever. My bank account has shed a few tears along the way, though, but we got through it together.
On the Prowl
These were the first Quay sunglasses I bought, and the reason I bought them was that they were big and could hide half my face when I’m exhausted or hungover. Not gonna lie.
These sunglasses are so simple yet so sassy, and could add a touch of attitude to any outfit, in my opinion. The fact that they’re matte black with an equally dark lens also draws more attention to the style of the sunglasses and you can wear them with anything, which I believe to be purely justifiable.
Dream of Me
I bought these sunglasses mostly because they were on sale and I didn’t feel as guilty about buying yet another pair of sunglasses, as I was essentially saving money (let’s not draw attention to the fact that I would have saved more money if I hadn’t bought them at all. That doesn’t matter. Move on. I have.) They’re actually pretty perfect for university, too, as they’re not too dressy and they sit really comfortably on me.
Jetlag – Quay x Chrisspy
The Jetlag sunglasses are my most recent purchase from Quay Australia, and I absolutely adore them. They’re slightly big on me so they can be annoying to wear at time, but LOOK AT THE COLOUR!!!! They’re so pretty I could cry, and the really chic pouch it came with is just an added bonus. They were out of stock when I first decided to buy from Quay, so when they finally returned, you can bet I was straight into the checkout.
That’s all I really have for you today, and after trying to get this blog post done all night because my laptop decided to have an existential crisis, I think I deserve to curl up in front of the TV with a cup of tea and the the newest episode of The Real Housewives of the OC.
I’ve been really crap with posting – I have issues with finishing projects – but I do really enjoy blogging, so hopefully I manage get myself together and post more very soon.
I’d also just like to pop in a little shoutout to this petition right here. We adopted my gorgeous cat, Blaze, from Sydney Dogs and Cat’s Home in March this year, and it honestly feels like he’s been with us forever. They’re the only animal charity pound in Sydney with a ‘no kill’ policy, and they really need your help in showing the government how valued their services are, so that they can find a new site in Sydney to continue their care for these animals. I’d really appreciate anyone taking a few seconds out of their day to sign this petition, so that abandoned animals like Blaze can find new, loving homes!
Thanks for reading! xo
P.s Here is a pic of Blaze being cute AF