Sunday was quite possibly the most glorious day we’ve had this winter. While there was still a chill in the air, the sky was blue and the sun was shining. After the weather we’ve had lately, it was actually nice to have a reminder of what the sun looked like! We decided to make the most of the weather and headed to one of my favourite beaches, Tunnel Beach. Located just a few kilometres out of Dunedin, Tunnel Beach is an absolute must-do whether you are a visitor or a local. There is a bit of walking involved (mainly up hill on the return walk!), but the view when you get there makes it totally worthwhile!
Oops. I meant to post this ages ago. As in, last month ages ago. If you read my blog regularly then you will know a few weeks ago I wrote this post about the new MAC Is Beauty Collection. This was an absolutely beautiful collection, featuring a range of pretty candy coloured shades. One of these products was a stunning mint coloured eyeshadow called “Preening”. In the pan this colour looks a little unwearable as it’s so bright, it’s also completely the opposite of the usual bronze-y brown shades that I usually wear. I wanted to demonstrate just how wearable it is, so I created this makeup look.
I purchased the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette quite a few months back, as I was after a basic, neutral palette to take travelling with me. When I’m out of town I can never be bothered taking lots of bulky products with me, so I love makeup that is versatile and compact. The Naked Basics palette looked like it would solve all of these problems, so it fairly quickly, found its way into my makeup stash. I’ve been using this product pretty much every weekend lately, and I feel like I’ve been sharing it on my Instagram a lot lately, so I thought it was about time for a review!
The packaging is a has a kind of rubbery feel, which is easy to grip yet doesn’t get as messy as NARS products seem to get. The palette is quite small (about the size of a Samsung Galaxy Mini), but it does have a generous sized mirror and no wasted space in the form of room for applicators. I really like this packaging, as it feels very sturdy and I have no worries about throwing it in my bag.
This little family is one that I’m very proud of…. it’s my MAC lipstick family. These have been collected over the past 18 months, with some that I’ve purchased myself and others that I have been very lucky to receive as press samples. I’m a huge fan of the MAC lipsticks, so I’m kind of viewing them like Pokemon… gotta catch ’em all!
I thought I would introduce you to my little MAC family, I know some of these I’ve already written about so I’ll leave a link to the full review if I’ve already done so. Scroll right down to the bottom of this post if you want to see swatches of all of these shades side by side!
Enchanted One: This is probably one of my absolute favorites….and of course it’s limited edition isn’t it? I feel like it’s such a flattering nude shade on my skin, not too brown and not too light. It’s also got a matte finish so it’s reeaaallly long lasting. I’ve done a full review on this one, so if your interested click here.
Velvet Teddy: This is such a popular MAC shade right now, ever since Kylie Jenner started wearing it. I was lucky enough to pick this up at the height of it’s popularity when I spotted it in Duty Free in Brisbane. It’s quite similar to Enchanted One, just a little deeper. It’s a very flatting colour and one I wear quite often when I’m rocking a darker eye.
Move over contouring…. that was just sahhhh 2014…. Strobing is the newest beauty trend for 2015 and if your thinking what the hell? Well…. your not alone. When I first heard about strobing I thought it either had something to do with MAC’s world famous Strobe Cream, or it was something to do with partying with strobe lights….. luckily it’s not the latter, instead strobing is actually a fancy word for the good ol’ highlight that many of us have already been using for years.
While contouring has been HUGE in the beauty world lately, strobing is set to take over. Instead of using a contour product to create depth and a highlight to add light, strobing skips the contour part all together and is all about the highlight. This create a more relaxed and natural looking glow, rather than sharp and harsh contours.
It’s no secret that I’m an absolute fangirl for the brand Savar, and I’ve already featured a few of their products here on the blog. I’ve been lucky to try out quite a few of their beautiful skincare products, and I can honestly say there is not one product that I’ve tried that I haven’t liked. Everything about the brand is beautiful, from the carefully sourced natural ingredients to the stylish and classic packaging that the products are presented in.
Savar have recently launched their new Savar Spa range, that includes a body butter, a body oil, and a sugar scrub in two different scents, Pacific Coconut and Lime and Ginger. Back in March, I reviewed the sugar scrub in Ginger & Lime, and today I wanted to share with you my thoughts on the Pacific Coconut Body Butter.
Okay, so your probably thinking, wait what? This girl talks about beauty nearly every single day and she’s never had a facial?? And the truth is that I was never really interested in facials and other skin treatments until just recently. I’ve always been big on makeup, opting to use makeup to cover any skin issues I was having rather than actually treating the problem at the source. It’s only been in the last few months that I’ve really gotten interested in skincare, how products work, and which products work best for me. I’ve started wearing less makeup (although of course I’ll always love it!) and have started focusing more on my skin and keeping it clean, clear and healthy.