Beauty & Skincare

Current Favourite Lip Products ♡

Hey guys!

So I’ve finally handed in my last assessment for university, and I AM OFFICIALLY FREE! Other than starting a new full time job at the end of the month, my time is now my own and I’m really hoping to post more on here from now on.

Today, I thought I’d go through some of the lip products I’m absolutely loving at the moment and show you guys! They’re mostly nude colours but I have throw in a couple of reds and pinks for Spring/Summer. I don’t usually go for bright pink lipsticks in general, but for the shades included in this post, I do make exceptions.

Lime Crime ‘True Love’ Velvetine

I know there’s been a bit of controversy surrounding Lime Crime, but I really love the formula of their liquid lipsticks way too much to care tbh. They’re so easy to work with and the staying power is incredible. They don’t dry out my lips or go all crumbly after a while, and the colour is so vibrant and gorgeous. It has a hint of a pink undertone to it, too, so it’s perfect if you’re not looking for a deep cherry kind of red.

NYX ‘Bedtime Flirt’ Lip Lingerie

I only bought this liquid lipstick sometime last week and it’s already one of my favourites. Although the NYX lip lingeries can be slightly more drying and crumbly than some other brands, the colours are all right up my alley and so affordable. They will not move once you’ve put them on, so their staying power is fabulous, and all the different shade names are so cheeky and cute!

BH Cosmetics ‘Clara’ Long Wearing Liquid Matte Lipstick

I’ve mentioned these liquid lipsticks in one of my last posts, and I’m bringing the darkest shade I have back because I honestly can’t get enough of it. The formula is so brilliant and they’re so, so affordable yet high quality. BH Cosmetics is one of my faves right now and I must say half of the reason is down to their liquid lipsticks. This shade would be perfect for colder seasons – especially Autumn – but I can guarantee I’ll be wearing this throughout the Summer, too.

MAC ‘Impassioned’ Amplified Lipstick

I bought this shade in London in 2014, and since I’m not much of a bright pink kinda gal, I haven’t gotten as much use out of it as I’d intended. However, it’s the one pink shade I have that I’ll regularly be using throughout the warmer seasons as it’s so pigmented and such a lovely shade of pink. It’s so creamy and comfortable to wear.

MAC ‘Twig’ Satin Lipstick

This is my go-to lipstick right now because I am absolutely obsessed with it. It’s kind of a mixture between brown and pink and it’s the perfect colour for any occasion. It’s so pigmented and easy to work with, and feels really comfortable on the lips. You can rarely go wrong with MAC lipsticks but this one is by far the best in my opinion.

MAC ‘Relentlessly Red’ Retro Matte Lipstick

This shade is kind of a hybrid of a bright red and bright pink, and is one of my all-time favourite shades. It is a matte lipstick, but somehow it’s still super creamy and moisturising on the lips and it stays on for so long! If you’re looking for something bold but don’t want to jump right into reds, this would be the perfect starting point.

Makeup Revolution Rose Gold Lipstick in ‘Chauffeur’

Makeup Revolution is a super affordable brand with some great products, and this lipstick is one of their bestsellers. You need to build it up a bit to get the full effect, but the texture is so creamy and glides right onto the lips so easily. It’s the perfect lipstick to throw in your bag for work, uni or school or if you’re just running errands. Also, my obsession with rose gold really drew me to this lipstick, not gonna lie.

NYX ‘Sandstorm’ Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick

I only bought this lipstick two days ago and already it’s one of my faves. The formula was slightly weird to get used to at first as it took a bit longer to dry and felt quite sticky on my lips, but the colour payoff is amazing and lasts so long. It’s such a lovely nude brown shade, and right now I can’t get enough of those.

So that’s it for my current favourite lipsticks at the moment and this blog post. I hope you enjoyed reading and keep an eye out for the next one!


Beauty and Accessories Haul

Hello again!

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.

BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Eyeshadow & Highlighter Palette



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!


Morphe 35O Palette and 35T Palette

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.


BH Cosmetics Long Wearing Liquid Matte Lipstick


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!


Tigi Catwalk Fashionista Violet Conditioner


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.


Quay Australia Sunglasses

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


Shaaanxo BH Cosmetics Palette

I know I’m slightly late to the party, but my Shaaanxo BH Cosmetics Eyeshadow and Lipstick Palette arrived today, and it’s so wonderful I just had to share it!


The palette has 9 eyeshadows and 9 lip colours, which is amazing value for the price! Having owned a BH Cosmetics lip palette before, I had high expectations for the quality of both the lip colours and eyeshadows, and after watching Shaaanxo on YouTube for over two years, I knew she wouldn’t let us down.


As you can see, the palette contains a range of eyeshadow colours that can be used for a natural daytime look or a glamorous nighttime look. It also includes a duochrome eyeshadow (middle bottom row) which is absolutely stunning – especially on a dark base – which you can see in her make up tutorial here:

I also swatched the eyeshadows on my arm so you could see the pigmentation and payoff of the colours, and as you can see the pigmentation is amazing after one swipe. (NOTE: Please excuse how dodgy the shape of my arm looks in this picture.)


As for the lip colours, they consist of a few differing shades of reds and pinks, with couple of nude colours thrown in, too, which I believe I’ll get the most use out of! They have a creamy consistency and although it does take a while to build up the colour on your lips, they do also act as a lip stain. The colour I would probably use the most (bottom left) is actually similar to my favourite colour from the BH Cosmetics Ultimate Lips Palette which is close to running out, so this couldn’t have come at a better time!


I’m so excited to try this palette out with lots of different make up looks, and the range of colours makes it the perfect travel palette to take with me to Melbourne for a long weekend trip next week!

I would highly recommend purchasing this palette – even just for the duochrome eyeshadow shade – and hope for more Shaanxo and BH Cosmetics collaborations in the future.