Thursday, 24 July 2014

Top 5: Blushes

Hey all

I have been in love with blush for only a few years now. If you look back at pictures of me during Highschool I would seriously never wear blush and if I did it was because my mum told me I had to. Now I feel I look dead without it! It just makes my face look less pale as it brings some colour to my face. I feel when I fake tan you can't see it as well but I am fine with that since there is already colour on my face!

All of these blushes have been blushes that I have reach for days, weeks and even months in a row. They are the most used blush, most flattering and the certainly my most loved blushes.

Nars Orgasm
If you read my blog or seen my Youtube you know that I am in love with this blush. I think it gives a nice glow. I think the colour is extremely flattering for pale skin. If you are into highlighting than this is a great blush for you. If you don't like the highlighted look then not for you and honestly I think all of this blushes won't be ideal for you. This is a very gold based pinky peach colour. This is pricey but I would recommend this blush so much! If you didn't love it I would be very shocked!

Nars Deep Throat
This blush I wear everyday as I feel like it is a very natural colour. It is slightly shimmery but no where near as shimmery as orgasm which makes me extremely wearable. It is just the perfect pink colour in my opinion which gives you a healthy flush. With all Nars blushes this is highly pigmented in a good a way. I like to have very pink cheeks and so suits my style. Another one that is worth the money but there is a dupe that I would also recommend blog post coming soon I promise.

Nyx Dusty Rose
Last year I was really loving this blush and I reviewed it here. The brand isn't tested on Animals so that is great bonus to the blush. The name really says it all it's a Dusty Rose colour that is wearable all year round. This is another one that has the slightest shimmer, I personally think you look closely but my housemate wouldn't wear it because of the shimmer. This is also super affordable so it won't break the bank like Nars might

Benefit Coralista
I am a big fan of the Benefit Box Powders and this has to be one of my favourites. This is a shimmery coral colour that is great for summer. This is super pigmented and you have to be light handed when applying otherwise you with end up looking clown like. These are on the pricey side but you save a fortune if you purchase from the Benefit website. I hope to one day own all the Benefit Box Powders, I clearly also have issues. 

Wet n Wild
This is one of the cheapest blushes I own and it made it into the top 5 out a large collection. Wet n Wild have really pigmented product and the pigmentation of this blush does not disappoint. This a darker pink colour which is great for the colder months. I honestly think this should be a staple in everyone's collection since the price would suit everyones budget!

What is your favourite blush or blushes?

Briony xx

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Makeup Ban

Hey all!

I am proud to say that I haven't bought any makeup since the 1st of july! I have been really trying to save!  I thought the best way to save money will be to stop buying makeup that I don't need!

I am  not going to stop buying makeup forever because let's be real in September I most likely will get my hands on some makeup it is my birthday month then after all.

So fingers crossed I will be able to not purchase any makeup July and August!
Wish me luck

Briony xx

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Shameless Selfies #7

Hey all!
It's back I am ready to share more selfies! I have way too many just sitting there on my iPhone. So I hope you like my silly face and get to know me a little better from seeing little snaps of my life!

This was before a 21st, I thought I would do a pop of colour since I was wearing all black. 

A before and after picture. Showing how much of a difference makeup makes!

I think this was from Grad but I just like my makeup here!

Can you tell I really like the natural look! Look at that eyebrow! 

One of my best friends had a black, white and purple themed party. 

Purple lips really was the easy option! Filters make me look more tan.

I love Kelsie! 

Pretty sure I filmed a video this day. 

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Bellabox Vs Lust Have It June 2014

Hey all

This post may seem late to you but I only got my Bellabox today (the 9/7/14). You see Bellabox was trialing a new delivery method and so people who live close to their offices were part the of the trial. However the delivery trial didn't go very well and they decided they will continue just using Australia Post. They did credit all the accounts who has to wait until july 100 bellabox points.


1. Herbal Essence Naked Shine Shampoo and Conditioner - Essential
I really want to try this so I am actually really happy that I got this in my box. I am after a new shampoo and conditioner so this could be an option.

2. Designer Brands Twist 'N' Go Instant Nail Polish Remover - Cult
I have the maybelline big version of this and I love it. I don't know where I put it and I am glad I got this because a cheaper version would be nice. It is really tiny and it will be great to chuck in my bag.

3. Garnier BB Cream Original Light - Colour
Love this product! I have used this ages ago and stopped as I was going to try other things. I am glad I got this and will use it as my daily foundation for now on.

4. Olay Regenerist Revitalising Hydration Cream - Classic
I haven't used Olay in yes, I'm interested to see what is like. It always shocks me how expensive Olay is though considering you can get it at the supermarket.

5. Burt's Bees Almond Milk Hand Cream - Luxe
You can never get enough hand cream! I haven't tried this one and I am planning a post on hand creams soon so great timing!

Instyle Magazine- never read this but I am excited to look at all the pretty fashion.

Nutrimetics Nutri-Rich Instant Radiance Beauty Balm- Never tried it but I am excited.

Lust Have It

1. Teez Trendy Cosmetics - Head Over Heels Nail Lacquer
It's a pretty colour and I love nail polish. It is actually really good size too!

2. John Plunkett Glyco Peel
I am so excited for this product. It is the item I am looking forward the most out of all the boxes. I am really nervous to use it but I have wanted to use a chemical exfoliator for a long time. This one also claims that you can use it on sensitive skin.

3. La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo
I have this sample so many times and I just never use it. I know it has alot of hype so maybe I will start using it in my skincare routine.

4. Orly Nail File

5. Nuxe Creme Nirvanesque Eye Contour
I don't like the packaging for this sample. However I am excited to try this!

The winner
Lust Have It just because of the Glyco Peel! I think that is the best thing in all the boxes. I have been wanting to try one for the longest time but Liquid Gold is expensive!

Briony xx

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Lack of a Skincare Routine

Hey all

I am a bit of a fail when it comes to having a consistent skincare routine. I was medication last year for my skin and was only allowed to use a few skincare items as my skin was very sensitive. Since I wasn't allowed to do much I really eased up on having a routine. Also during this period I was barely wearing any makeup. I didn't wear makeup to uni, I was only wearing makeup to work and going out with friends or Kale. This meant  I wouldn't need to take my makeup off every night and this has made me lazy! 

Now I work most days so I am wearing makeup almost daily, makeup free days have become more rare this year. So I can't afford to go to bed without washing my face any day even if I am already falling asleep on the couch. Also I finished my medication six months ago, am now allowed to wax yay! The pimples are now appearing again only occasionally, but still!. If I don't start to have a routine and cleaning my skin than the pimples will come back in full force. I believe that have a new and consistent skincare routine will help me keep my skin clear like the medication did. Also did you know that not taking your makeup up for a whole month will age you 10 years! Let that be your motivation to remove your makeup every night and not skip it once!

I also want to be more consistent with my skincare routine to find the skincare products that work for me. Along with the fact that I feel like I have my life together when I have done a full routine. Does this happen with anyone else?

Briony xx

Monday, 7 July 2014

Makeup Wipe Monday #15 Neutrogena Cleansing Wipes

Hey all

This week for Makeup Wipe Monday we are talking about the Neutrogena Cleansing Makeup Wipes. I got these on sale once again because I don't ever want to spend heaps of money on Wipes that I am unsure about. Hey what can I say other than I still don't have a full time job yet!

These wipes I feel are very standard and not really stand out wipes. They do the job and are pretty decent at removing makeup but they just don't stand out. They don't irritate skin or have much of a scent. So they are quality makeup wipes that do a good job at taking off makeup. They are reasonably thick so they won't break easily or feel like they are doing nothing.

Would I recommend them? Yeah there is nothing wrong with them. Would I repurchase them? Yes if they are on sale most likely. However I am still likely to use my Coles ones.

Briony xx

Friday, 4 July 2014

Flashback Friday #10 2006

Hi all, 

You can tell from the pictures that these are from 2006. My hair was short this year and can I say I hated the fringe. I am now very scared to get fringes now, I'm not sure if it's that that they didn't suit me or if my hairdresser wasn't any good at cutting fringes. Honestly it could be because I have more of a three-head! 

I also had one of those hair machines that would spin color into your hair I think it might have been a conair one. Honestly I won this and really only used it once, since it was a lot of effort to make the colour actually appear in my hair! This was mainly suited for blonde hair like most coloured products, le sigh. 

Now I don't think I was wearing any makeup in either of these pictures. I wasn't that into wearing makeup at this point of my life it was only special occasions. It meant that I was pretty bad at makeup and have not that mainly pictures of my skills back then! There should still be some from parties though. 

I remember one of the older boys from first job told me not to wear makeup when I rocked up to work with it on! I had spent the day with one of best friends at the time and we had done our makeup with products we had just purchased! I think that speaks for my natural talent before watching way too many hours of youtube! I don't think he was trying to be mean though. 

Briony xx

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Cara Delevingne Get Her Look

Hey all 

Does anyone else think that Cara Delevingne is one of the most stunning people alive? Yeah well me too! When I got the Australis Velourlips in the Rio-D colour and actually swatched the it I fell in love with it. I want the whole collection of Velourlips and the Orange was not one that I was in a rush to buy. However after swatching the colour I realised it was in fact a really wearable colour. After putting it on my lips a few times I realised the similarities between the colour of Cara lips in this famous photo that I have posted below and the Australis one. 

Once I realised the I had the lip colour I was on the hunt for the right eyeliner. Mine isn't an exact match but it was as close as I could find at Priceline. It is the Models Prefer Infinite Colour Eye Pencil in Teal Maybe. I hauled it right here

The final touches to the look really are add some bronzer to contour to get that supermodel look. Some white eyeshadow on the inner corner and all over the lid. I added some Socialeyes false lashes and some black eyeliner to hide them slightly. (Although I was pretty bad at putting on the false lashes, practice makes perfect right?). Brows are also a must for any Cara inspired look! I am forever posting Gimme Brow so no picture needed just look at my last few posts! So make your eyebrow game strong like Cara. 

Not my Picture. I got it from the interweb. 
This does have an Instagram filter on it!

No filter but the photo doesn't do the lip colour justice! 

All the extras to make the look! 

Australis Velourlips Rio-D 

Models Prefer Teal Maybe

Swatchy Swatch Swatch

Briony xx

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Priceline Skincare Bag Haul - New Products June 2014 #1

Hey All

So today I was bad and took advantage of the Priceline Skincare Bag. Basically you have to spend a minimum of $65 on certain brands and then you get a free bag full of skincare goodies which is apparently worth over $340. I justify making myself super broke because I am in need of new skincare, all of my current ones are either low or just not interesting me anymore. The bag is on sale until the 22nd of June.

Also Brodie is an enabler! Do not I repeat DO NOT ever go into Priceline with her you will buy everything! I think she is posting her haul tomorrow.

The background for the pictures is also a new purchase, I got new towels today. Oh the fabulous life of moving out. It might sound lame but I had so much fun picking towels with my boyfriend.

Okay now onto what I purchased to receive the bag.

Derma Sukin Daily Hydrating Wash $7.19
Did you know Sukin has a new line of skin care? I didn't! I really need a new cleanser so here hoping I find a good one from everything I purchased today!

Beauty Essentials Makeup Remover Wipes with Cucumber $2.39
I am still on that Makeup Wipe Monday obsession and how can I say no that price!

Puretopia Skin Radiance Moisturising & Soothing Gel Mask $4.00
There was a sale on Puretopia products.... and the price was so low. I also like face masks......

Puretopia Soft & Smooth Hydrating & Skin Plumping Body Lotion $4.00
Impulse, impulse, impulse. This was also cheap!

Simple Kind To Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser $7.99
This I have actually tried and enjoyed! Also it was on sale too. However it is a repurchase so that is saying something about the product.

Antipodes Anti-Aging Minis - Joyous Protein-Rich Night Replenish Serum and Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream $15.99
I really like the brand and this was one of the cheapest products that have to offer at priceline. I want to test other products from this brands before paying such large amounts. 

Beauty Essentials Creamy Cleanser $2.99
I am hoping this is a decent cleanser. The price and the Jojoba oil sucked me in. 

Beauty Essentials Sunkissed Gradual Tanning Body Lotion Fair to Medium Skin $1.20
This was so cheap that I don't even care if it works or not!

Beauty Essentials Face Scrub $2.99
Look at the picture it looks like it as tested by someone else and won't close! Bit of a fail at choosing the product but I figured I need to scrub my skin a little as it has been months!

Nivea Visage Fragrance Free Facial Cleansing Wipes $4.49
Have not tried these wipes before. Expect a review soon.

Bondi Sands Summer Bronze Instant Tan Light/ Medium Wash Off $14.39
Bondi Sands is on sale at the moment, I didn't want to repurchase the mousse as mine isn't empty so I thought I would try the wash off one. I am really excited to see the colour pay off and decided which tan I prefer!

Okay now on to all the freebies! I am pretty excited to try some of these products as there is brands that I have never heard of before.

Firstly there was the mirror and makeup bag that were in the Priceline Beauty Bag.

Models Prefer Matte Black Kohl Pencil - I have no idea why this is even in there! It was in the beauty bag!
Derma Sukin Daily Gentle Wash
Sanctuary Spa Body Scrub
Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser
Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula Intensive Relief Concentrated Cream Hand & Body
Dr Lewinn's Firming Eye Cream
Swisspers Naturals Aloe Soothing Eye Cream
Yes To Carrots Lip Butters Berry
Nivea Anti Age Q10 plus Anti Age
People For Plants Mist Toner
Burt Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream
Puretopia Smooth & Renew Gentle Exfoliating Face Scrub
Avene Eau Thermale Thermal Spring Water
Montagne Jeunesse Peeled Cucumber Peel Off Masque
Suvana Organic Certified Organic Paw Paw & Honey Balm
Swisspers Original 5 Facial Cleansing Wipes
Biore Combination Skin Balancing Cleanser
Chap Stick True Shimmer Tropical
Antipodes Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream
Manuka Doctor Purified Bee Venom & Manuka Honey Skincare
Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula Intensive Relief Moisturising Lotion
Fuss Free Naturals Natural Facial Cleansing wipes Citrus + Pineapple Enzymes
Simple Kind to Eyes Eye Makeup Corrector Pen
Model Co Face Tan Hydrating Self-Tanning Gel
Thursday Plantation Macadamia Oil Ultra Hydrating
Beauty Essentials Hydrated Everyday Body Lotion
Hope's Relief Goats Milk Soap With Shea and Cocoa Butter

There is also some vouchers in the bag but they are only a certain amount off and I probs won't use them at all. So real life friends if you are interested/ reading this (lol) text me ;).

I want to do little tests on my blog to see who actually reads this knows me. If you don't know me personally comment below! I would love to hear from you and will totes follow your blog if you have one.

Briony xx

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Update: New Schedule and Youtube

Hey all!

I want to start with my new schedule, posting everyday was difficult and not mantainable. I am now going to aim to post every second day. So the series on my blog with be fortnightly not weekly, so you won't get bored with the content. I think this will better for the blog and I am hoping I can maintain this schedule. I got slightly unmotivated once my adsense account got deactivated. If you have any tips for that I would love to know! I think it can't be fixed though :(.

Now on to YouTube I recently decided that I am not going to post another video until I lose 10kgs. I want to be skinnier before I post more videos. I feel like my videos will look better once I have slimmed down a little (no where near my complete goal though). I am also using this as motivation to keep me focused on my big goals of becoming healthier and fitter. I also feel like I will be more confident once I have lost that much weight and I think that will come through in my videos.

Briony xx

My Everyday Work Makeup

Hey all

I thought that I would share with you all the makeup I have been rocking a lot lately. I currently work part-time so my makeup isn't very formal or office type. I like to keep it simple and reasonably natural.

I love this look as it is quick, simple and super easy. I can do this in like in less than ten minutes and even better when I am still half asleep.

The Foundation:
Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation
Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous

The Concealer:
Collection 2000
Physicians Formula Concealer Twins

The Powder:
Face of Australia Translucent Powder
E.L.F High Definition Undereye Setting Powder

The Bronzer:
NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny

The Blush:
Nars Deep Throat

Benefit Gimme Brow

Essence Chill Out
NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny

Maybelline Illegal Length
Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumizing 

What are your work staples? 

Luna was super helpful for this post! 

Briony xx