My Shop and Box experience! Costs, benefits and overall is it worth it? Plus giveaway sneak peek.. 

Hey guys welcome back to my blog. 

Today’s post is about my shop and box experience and haul! 

So I had the chance to try shop and box myself this month and I decided to check out Sephora US and Ulta as they are one of the two most well known makeup shops and are known to have some awesome sets and exclusive palettes.

This is what I got:

I got the Urban decay vice palette 

Which actually isn’t sold in Australia 

The smashbox light it up collection 

Rrp is 66Aud

Lorac dance till dawn palette which is an ulta exclusive and can’t be bought in Australia 

Then the Sephora favourites extravagant eyes which also isn’t sold in Australia Which gave you $134US(175aud) value for $42Us (55Aud). 


When using shop and box all you have to do is add items to a Wishlist you can pick from 29 different countries. I have used shop and box before but decided to shop from the US this time. I had boxer Yan, who was amazing they even gave me a little sample bag with my order which I thought was so sweet. When you order from shop and box you don’t need to pick just one shop you can use multiple, once your boxer receives the items they post photos on your chat so you can see they are in tact. 

Once your items are bought, You then proceeded with Invoice 2 the service fee which ranges between 10-14% with the fee the more you spend, the lower the service fee tier + international shipping

Once it’s all paid, DHL shipping takes 3 days from the US to your doorstep. I was so happy with how quick it all got to me and so well packaged as well. I will Definitely be shopping with them again. I have attached some more photos of the things I got so you can have a closer look. Also I will be giving away a Lorac palette and a shop and box experience on my Instagram so make sure you check it out 

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Has anyone shopped with shop and box before? What did you think if you did?

Do you guys like seeing hauls would you like to see more? 

New Year, New Me? My Blogging and Personal Goals for this year plus a recap of the year past. 

Hey guys welcome back to my blog, or if this is the first time reading one of my posts then welcome. Today’s post is both playful and serious. Now we are in a new year there are a few things I want to change both blog wise and also in my personal life. Some of the things I aim for this year are things I should have done years ago but I am really hoping this year will be different. Firstly I will start off with a recap of 2016. 

Recap of 2016

So to be blunt this year had its ups and downs, but mainly downs. My mum was diagnosed with cancer and my mental state hasn’t been the best. 

On the upside I’ve got to spend another year with the love of my life, my soul mate. He has been the biggest support to me in every way and I am so lucky to have him in my life. 

Personal Goals

I have a few personal goals for the year. Firstly like most people I want to get in shape this year, though I’m not going to pretend that I am going to cut out all sugar or eat no bad foods (because I really love food 😍 ) but I will try to eat less of the bad stuff. 

Secondly it’s my goal to make a friend this year, a close friend. In the past my anxiety has made it really hard to make friends but I want to change that. I’ve spent too long relying on my boyfriend to talk to, but sometimes you really need another girl to talk to. Someone I can talk makeup with and have a girls night with.  

Lastly, I want to feel confident in my own skin. I want to be able to go to the beach in a bikini without feeling disgusting. I want to be able to show off my scar, because it’s the reason I am here today. I want to embrace my stretchmarks and my cellulite because they are apart of me, and what makes me. 

Blogging Goals

I have a lot of blogging goals for this year but I will keep it short so you guys don’t get bored. 

Firstly, by the end of this year I want to have 45k followers on Instagram and 500 followers on here. I want to focus more of both my blog posts and I want to post regular video reviews, swatches, looks and also my daily life. 

Also, I’ve gotten to work with some really amazing companies in the last year but there are a few companies I am aiming to get to work with by the end of this year. Including Mecca Maxima, Sephora, Colourpop and Becca cosmetics. I recently started working with Bobbi Brown cosmetics and Mac Cosmetics and it is honestly a dream come true, I hope to have some more dreams come true this year. 
Thank you for reading guys, I hope you enjoyed. Let me know what your goals are this year, both blogging and personal. Let me know what you thought of my goals as well. 💕


Christmas present ideas part 1. Beauty Junkies!

Hey guys welcome back to my blog!

Today’s post is written to help you guys find presents for your friends and family this year. 


The first few items on my list are these. 

Revo twist lip balm is a perfect stocking stuffer, they are cheap and an essential for any beauty lover!

Revos are $5 each and come in heaps of flavours. 

Next up is the Eco tools. Eco tools have quite a few sets to choose from. This one is a limited edition set. Most of the sets are around the $29.99 range. 

Next up is the body fantasies body sprays come in heaps of scents and cost about $12. They are very Similar to the Victoria secret sprays but they are way cheaper. I am trying three scents sweet pea, Japanese cherry blossom and pink vanilla kiss.  My favourite is the Japanese cherry blossom. It smells amazing. 

Hope you guys enjoyed part one. There is a few more to come. I am going to do them in short bursts so they are easier to read. If you want ideas for certain types of people let me know in the comments. 

My current skincare routine + Must haves for acne prone skin.


Hey Guys welcome back to my blog or if this is a first time then welcome. I hope you enjoy todays post, it is all about my current skincare routine, as well as my favourite products for acne prone skin. I have been trying out quite a few new products to clear up my skin after i had some nasty break outs and found a miracle worker!

Currently most of my skincare regime includes products from Skinstitut because they have such amazing quality skincare, but I know they are quite expensive and are not a brand everyone can afford. So in this post I will try to give options for everyone.

First off is my new current favourite from Konjac Co, is my charcoal and bamboo konjac sponge. I have been using it for about 5 days now and am already seeing such a change in my skin, also they are really cheap to buy. Next up is two things from biore, I am loving all of their charcoal range, especially this deep pore charcoal cleanser. The second thing from Biore that is a must have, is their nose strips, I am loving their current animal print range they are so cute!

One major must have for me is eye creams, I am currently using Nip and Fabs newest anti aging one.

So these are my must haves right now, have I mentioned any of your favourites?

Do you guys like hearing about my regimes?

What do you want to see more of? As well would anyone be interested in some real talk blog posts, like talks about depression and real life struggles?

 

Sugar Baby Beauty Skincare and Makeup Review!


Hey Lovelies, welcome back to my blog, or if this is the first time here welcome! Ive been trying out a bunch of products from Sugar Baby Beauty including sheet masks, body scrubs, hair treatments and some cosmetics.

This review will focus on the skincare side of the products I have used. There are six sheet masks Lets be clear, Express glow, Peeling great, Goodbye to dry, Never confuse the moment and Are you a firm Believer.

I was really impressed with all of these masks the Lets be clear was definitely my favourite, I will definitely be re-purchasing. After using them my skin was left feeling amazing, soft, clean and just over all refreshed. The smell of the masks isn’t the best, but this is common with sheet masks. If i had to explain how they smelt I would have to say it reminds me of chlorine but honestly it isn’t a big deal and doesn’t put me off wearing them. These masks retail at $6.95 each which is a pretty good price for a sheet masks as they normally range from about $5 to $15 each. I am a big fan of sheet masks and I am really impressed with the quality of the Sugar Baby ones.


The second products I have tried from them is the Coconut scrub, which I am absolutely in love with, it smells nice, leaves my skin soft and leaves very little mess because it is a sugar scrub rather then a Coffee scrub. It has a sweet smell and leaves a bit of coconut oil on the skin even after the sugar is gone, I like scrubs that do this because you can feel an instant difference in your skin.

The Hair treatment smells lovely, I have used it once, it was hard to tell much difference after one use, I find i prefer pure oil treatments and I was expecting an oil. But this one is a cream. I will continue to try it and can hopefully give a better review later.

If you have tried these, I would love to know what you think of them.

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International Makeup Organiser Giveaway!

 

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Hey guys!

I have some exciting news, I am working with The Makeup Box shop to give you guys the chance to win a Lipstick Carousel. The giveaway will be held on my instagram and will be international. The giveaway is only a few days away, so be sure to follow me on instagram so you don’t miss it and tag your friends in one of my posts for an extra entry. Keep posted to find out how to enter and then how to get your extra entries. Good luck everyone. Dont forget to follow my blog for lots of giveaways to come.

 

Why you should get a facial on a monthly basis!

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Hey guys welcome back to my blog, I have some exciting news. There is a few giveaways coming soon both on here and on my instagram and Facebook. So be sure to follow me on here, Instagram and Facebook. I have added the links below.

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Todays blog post is about facials, the importance of facials and the benefits.

Firstly, a facial is a great way to relieve stress and stress effects the skin in a negative way. A facial detoxifies your body, which aids in things such as puffiness and redness of the skin.

Secondly, massaging the skin helps to circulate the blood which benefits the skin by helping to renew skin cells. A good facial will also help to boost collagen in the skin which is known to help with fine lines and anti ageing. Other benefits of a facial include reducing congestion in your pores and help with things such as acne, enlarged pores and so on. Facials also help in areas such as skin tone, facials can reduce dark spots and pigmentation issues.

Another surprising benefit of facials is weight loss, stress is a big cause of weight gain and reducing stress can help with weight loss, as well the chemicals your brain produces while getting a facial aids in weight loss as well.

I dont know about you, but I am definitely going to look at getting a facial very soon!

Has anyone had a recent facial? I would love to know about your experience.

Top 5 Setting sprays.. Which is the ultimate favourite?


Hey there guys,

Todays post is a bit of a review of my collection of setting sprays Including; Loreal infallible, Mac fix +, Nyx Matte finish, Trilogy hydrating mist, Maybelline Master fix and Urban Decay all nighter spray.

So firstly, Out of all of these my favourite actually isn’t high end, which I am surprised about.

So firstly I will give my reviews and then I will tell you which is my most and least favourite.

First up Loreal Infallible spray, this spray is seriously amazing, it is my absolute go to setting spray. It keeps me matte and stops my makeup from sliding around on a hot day. I was so impressed with this spray when I got it to try from the Loreal PR team. This spray is completely different to any others I have tried, you need to shake the bottle before you use it as there is a sediment at the bottom. If you don’t shake it you’ll get white spots all over your face so definitely don’t forget to shake.

Secondly is the Mac Fix + I really do like this spray, but I don’t feel much different after it. I don’t know if I am using it wrong or not. If anyone has any tips for fix + I would love to hear them.

Next up is the Nyx Matte Finish spray, I really like this spray it keeps me nice and matte, but I find it doesn’t make my makeup last as long as most other sprays but it definitely keeps me felling refreshed.

Next is the Trilogy hydrating mist. I believe this one is meant to be a setting spray but my skin isn’t a big fan, I sometimes have issues with lavender products so that could be why. if you like scented setting sprays it’ll definitely be something you like.

Next is the Maybelline Master fix spray, this is meant to be a dupe for the mac fix +, It is definitely similar but I don’t think it is a dupe, they are both great in their own way. They are both refreshing and both help set though but seriously nothing beats the Loreal Infallible spray for me. I have never used a spray so perfect for my skin.

I would love to know what you all think of these sprays and what your favourite spray is.

As well I would love to know what you want to see more of on my blog as well.

I am thinking of starting Youtube again, would anyone watch it?

 

Bikini Babe Detox tea review

Hey Guy welcome back to my blog.

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today I will be sharing with you my bikini babe tea detox experience and review.

I have to say straight up this detox tea was the best tasting detox tea I have ever had, all the other literally make me gag the whole time I am drinking it, but I really enjoy this one.

Straight away I noticed a difference in my energy levels and bloating, I found I wasnt taking so many naps during the week or feeling so lethargic all day. I found it helped with digestion as well.. if you know what I mean ahha. I actually thought I was less hungry while drinking this as well which is always great for weight loss. I would definitely like to try this tea again because I was really impressed. Anything that can stop me from looking as bloated is always a win! Taste wise, the tea is amazing. The day tea has a floral taste and the night tea has more of a spice to it.

I would give this tea a rating of:

Taste: 5/5

Look: 5/5

Results: 4.5/5