24 July 2016

LIPSTICK LOOKBOOK / Rimmel Moisture Renew Sheer & Shine

If you're looking for a lipstick that hydrates your lips and packs a refreshing punch of colour, look no further than Rimmel London's new Moisture Renew Sheer & Shine lipstick collection.

Whether you're really feeling the sheer lip colour look, or you want to go for a hyper-saturated pigment on your lips, there's a lipstick in this collection to suit all your wants and needs. For those who love colour and healthy looking lips, try these for yourself and you won't be disappointed.

100 - Woke Up Like This
For the effortlessly chic who are always on the go. A quick application of this shade and you achieve a glossy nude lip. Other products shown: Barry M Gelly Nail Paint in Rose Hip, Bourjois CC Eye Cream, Kylie Cosmetics Lip Liner in Exposed

700 - Better & Brighter
Another day, another nude. With more of a brown undertone in this shade, this is your new go-to everyday lippy. Other products shown: With Love Kirsten Marble Ring, L'oreal Brow Artist Plumper in Transparent, Rimmel Volume Colourist Mascara* in 001 Black

600 - Spin All Spring
A subtle coral to keep in your collection. Just so you have it. Other products shown: Rimmel Radiance BB Cream in Medium*, Between Us Fragrance by One Direction, Rings from Gloss

200 - Glow-rious Pink
Other products shown: Rimmel Lasting Finish Powder* in 005 Warm Honey, Models Prefer Radiance Collection Illuminating Powder Palette, Earrings from K-Mart

300 - Pink Rules
One of the best vibrant and moisturising pinks my lips have ever worn, hands down. Other products shown: Essence Blush Up! in 10 Heat Wave, Sally Hansen Complete Care Nail Treatment*, Earrings from K-Mart

500 - Red-y, Set, Go
Your lipstick collection isn't complete without a classic red. When it's super pigmented and moisturising - you can't go wrong. Other products shown: Rimmel Insta Flawless Skin Tint* in 007 Medium Dark, Chanel Infinite Length and Curl Mascara in 10 Deep Black, Bracelet from Lovisa


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9 July 2016

Here's why you should learn how to code.

Over this semester at Uni, I've developed a new found obsession with coding. 

 Generative series, Assignment 1

At the start of the year, I had to pick an elective for the semester that had just passed. I probably spent a good month looking through what seemed like 10 subjects max that I was actually eligible to enrol into. There was this one subject called Introduction to Creative Code which sounded okay. At this point, I was desperate to enrol into any class so, after I skimmed through the subject description very briefly, I enrolled myself into this subject.
I've done HTML & CSS code in the past and I was expecting this first class to be spent going over the basics in HTML but I was so, so wrong.

So I showed up at the first class for this subject and I had absolutely no f*cking idea what was going on.

After that first 3-hour tutorial, I was so unsure of what I was doing that I considered dropping the subject, but 13(ish) weeks later, I can say that staying in that subject was one of the best things I'd ever done.

 A Book That Cannot Be Printed (process), Assignment 3

I feel like now would be an appropriate time to say that if I can do it, then you can too. It definitely isn't an easy thing to learn, but it's definitely rewarding and hella satisfying. If you're not convinced, here are 5 reasons why you should learn how to code.

1. It's like learning a new language
Learning a different language is always cool. It takes time to become fluent, but you'll get there if you put in the effort. The moment when you fully understand how a line of code functions is seriously wonderful.

2. You understand how computers work 
You probably use one every day without knowing how it's actually making things do things. Once you know how to talk to a computer, you'll realise that they're just really dumb machines.

3. It's an interesting skill to have
Not going to lie - it's awesome being able to tell people that you know how to code, and it's not a bad skill to put on a resume. People are always intrigued by good interactive design and even more intrigued by people who make that good interaction happen.

4. You can solve problems
I was at a conference a few weekends ago and a guy mentioned that his mate hacked into his Uni's library to make the books that he borrow never become overdue - all using code. I mean I'm not saying that you should go to these sort of lengths, but using code can definitely make things so much more simple for you in some situations.
5. Whether you like it or not, it's the future
The world is turning digital. We're seeing robot surgeons, Starbucks machines and a great new marriage of Pokemon and Augmented Reality. You either get left behind, or adjust to the times and embrace this rapid digital technology boom.


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1 July 2016


Hopefully no one noticed that just a bit of time has passed since my last blog post (oops, it's really been 2 months since my last blog post). I've been drowning in other life things and I don't ever want my blog to feel like a chore.
SO I'm back and I'm sharing my current favourites. It's a diverse list for you to look through - there's some beauty bits in here, some fashion bits and even a book (?!?!?).

L'OREAL Brow Artist Plumper
This is an interesting product. It's a brow tint, brow mascara with brow microfibres and so much more put into one magical tube. I've never tried the Benefit Gimme Brow before, but this is what I imagine it to be like. If you had thick brows, then this product on its own would be perfect but what I like to do is brush this through and then lightly fill in my brows for the full effect. Buy it here!

MAX FACTOR Velvet Volume & MAYBELLINE Lash Sensational
These are the two mascaras that've been on rotation lately. Surprise, surprise - one of them is the Lash Sensational by Maybelline. You've probably read 200 different positive reviews on this mascara, but it honestly is too good. Bravo Maybelline. This Max Factor mascara is pretty great too. It doesn't clump and its' staying power is awesome. I use this on my bottom lashes regularly and it doesn't end up on the skin under my eyes, which is a huge plus. Buy them here and here!

BOURJOIS 123 Perfect CC Eyecream Concealer
After using the Maybelline Wake Me Up concealer every morning religiously, I've rediscovered this gem and coincidentally, I've run out of this product just yesterday - now I have a perfect excuse for a trip to Priceline. This Bourjois concealer smooths the skin and covers my lovely dark circles which I can no doubt thank Uni for. It stays on for the entire day and can even handle a little sweat from a workout. Buy it here!

RIMMEL Kate Sculpting Palette *
My makeup collection is brimming with contour shade choices so I thought I'd mix up my choice of contour shade a little. I picked up this shade in Rimmel's Sculpting Palette and it's quickly become a favourite on my skintone. It's a subtle golden brown that gives you sunkissed, holiday skin - so nice! Buy it here!

ROOM by Emma Donoghue
This is the second book I've read this year which is amazing for me because I'm not a reader. This book had me on the edge of my seat and I felt like I was so compelled by the story and how it was written. I obviously don't want to give anything away here, so I'll just say that it was heartbreakingly epic. Boom go read it and watch the film. Buy it here!

Yeezy inspired shoes
When the real thing will set you back from anywhere between $200 to $1000, it's a sweet victorious feeling when you find good dupes at a fraction of the cost. These are suuuuper comfortable and easy to style. I've gotten plenty of compliments when sporting these shoes, which means that they get the tick of approval.

Catch me up. What are your current faves?


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26 April 2016

The season's changing and so are your skincare products

We're finally feeling that cold breeze against our skin, which means that we're saying goodbye to the iconic hot Australian weather. As the weather cools down, it's important to adjust your skincare routine to get ready for the colder months ahead.

For the frugal beauty blogger in all of us, here are some bang for you buck skincare products that you should definitely be using on your skin in the colder seasons.

NIVEA Pure & Natural Hand Cream
Hand creams are a must this season and this is perfect for dry hands. This product has Argan Oil in and it works super well on the skin. It perfectly protects and nourishes your hands allllll day. Other products shown above: Rings Gold Soul* & With Love Kirsten, Faux Septum Gold Soul*

NIP+FAB Glycolic Fix Body Cream
Lather this onto your legs right after a shower and feel the moisture sink into your skin. This is awesome especially if your legs are prone to becoming dry in the colder weather. Other products shown above: Book Chapter One by Daniel Flynn, Scent L'Occitane

NIVEA Moisturing Fluid
Wear this under your usual makeup or use it on your non-makeup days. This product has an SPF15, so your face will feel moisturised and sun protected for the whole day. Other products shown above: Brush Real Techniques, Earrings Op-shop, Sunglasses Gold Soul*

NIVEA Firming Body Lotion
This body lotion nourishes the skin! Its formula helps to support skin renewal and keeps it looking firm and tight. It absorbs into your skin quickly and prevents the skin from drying. Other products shown above: Sculpting Palette Rimmel*, Brush EcoTools, Lipstick BareMinerals, Earrings K-Mart

PONDS Gold Radiance Precious Youth Serum
If you're looking for glowing, hydrated and healthy skin, this is the product that you're looking for. With real gold microparticles, this serum reduces the size of your pores, helps to reduces fine lines and makes your skin appear smoother. It's not drying and it doesn't leave your face looking shiny - perfect for the colder seasons. Other products shown above: Lipstick Kylie Jenner, Rings Gold Soul* & Mimco

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19 April 2016

The clueless student's guide to University

After three years of being saturated with this so-called Uni life, I still don't really know what I'm doing most of the time. 

I'm usually the clueless one amongst my peers and the main (and most advisable) thing that I've learnt over these years is to just show up, because that's half the battle. I've put together a few simple tricks that you can incorporate into your days between bringing the wrong textbook to class and being lost on campus.

For us clueless students, it's all about faking it 'til we make it (to graduation)! Best of luck, darlings.

Avoid saying "I don't know" in tutorials
Sooner or later, you'll be sitting in a tutorial and your tutor will call upon you to ask for your opinion on something that you are completely clueless about. Instead of shitting yourself waiting for that to happen then responding with an awkward silence followed by "I don't know", write down a few notes while the discussion is just starting up. You could make a comment on something that was said or start your response with "I think it's interesting how..."

Stay on top of your assignments 
One of the worst things to happen during your time a Uni, is having your workload snowball so much that you can no longer keep up with it all. Being organised and up-to-date with your tasks is one of the best things to get in the habit of.

Do the readings
No one wants to do them. No one. But it's another one of those things that should be done if you want to know what everyone's going on about. Take a few notes while doing the readings so that you can refer back to them in class.

Ask your tutor questions
They're there to help you! Don't be afraid to ask about something that you're unsure of.  If you prefer, take a few minutes after class to have a chat with them.

Make a few friends
Here's the good bit. Meet some like-minded peeps and be clueless together. At the end of the day, there will always be other students walking around campus that have no idea what the f*** they're doing and that's totally okay.

Here's how to survive Uni Life. Click here for posts you'll love.


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