My Latest Overseas Haul! How Much Money Did I Save?

Hey Guys, welcome back to my page. If you have been following me for a while you would know I love using shipping services to save money on products, people like me in Australia pay a fortune for; as well as products they don’t sell in Australia.

For this Haul I used the site The Luxe Link, which I will link at the bottom of the page.

The Luxe Link is a service, and not a reseller of luxury goods. They are a shopping concierge based in New York City, that provides access to America’s online and traditional retailers. I used the service to access Nordstorm and their amazing deals and limited edition products.

In my haul I got;

  • Hourglass ambient lighting palette 3 $80US
  • Mac Prep and Prime Fixing Spray $25US
  • Mac Look in a Box Early to Red $36.50
  • Mac Viva Glam 1 and 3 $17.50US Each

Total:

$176.50US = $229.70 AUD

Worth in Australia:

  • Hourglass ambient lighting palette 3 (Currently Unavailable in Australia so US transferred to AUD) $104.15AUD
  • Mac Prep and Prime Fixing Spray $36AUD
  • Mac Look in a Box Early to Red $99AUD
  • Mac Viva Glam 1 and 3 $36AUD Each

Total: $311.15AUD

Meaning when you order with them you are saving $81.45AUD on the products you buy!

I don’t know about you but that makes Service fees so worth it for shipping services and makes me want to buy more from America, it also makes me want to move to America!

Has anyone used shipping services before? Did you get any amazing deals?

Also I have been given a code for if you guys want to make an order with them yourself, i don’t make any money off it.

https://www.theluxelink.com
https://www.theluxelink.com/request/
The code is “JADE” and you will get $50US off your sale over $200US. The code will be valid till December 31st.

If you make an order let me know what you get!

 

My Ry.com.au haul! Unboxing And review! 

Hey guys welcome back to my page,

This post will be talking about both the Skinstitut  products I have recently tried as well as my experience with Ry.com.au and their service. 

I have shopped with ry.com.au quite a few times, they have a massive variety of products from makeup to skincare to haircare and wellness products; they also recently opened an area for makeup artists to shop for pro products. 

Here is the link to Ry;

Ry.com.au
They are always having different promotions and sales, they have afterpay (do I really need to say more!), they do free shipping over $99 and they price match 👌🏻

They stock over 250 brands including so many of my favourites!

So for the products themself I got four products from skinstitut 

– moisture defence for normal skin 

– the hydrating mask

– multi active oil 

– multi active mist 

They are all amazing products; on ry I will leave there pricing below. As well they currently have 33% off skinstitut so make sure you take advantage of that;

All four are priced; 

Normally $45

Currently $30.15

My favourite out of them all is the multi active mist it is so good for cooling your face in the summer as well as refreshing you, it’s great as a priming spray for your face as well as after makeup to help set it. 

The hydrating mask has also been perfect getting my skin back into shape after the winters damage and also to prep my skin for the warmer weather to come. I have combination skin and the weather recently has set it off like crazy, I am like a scaly lizard so I’ve been using this twice a week to help bring the moisture back into my skin! 

Do you have any favourite skinstitut products to try? 

and have you shopped with ry before?

If you have let me know how your shop went! 

Also let me know what you want me to post about next!?!

Knee High boots, Why I love them and How to wear them!

Hey Guys welcome back to my blog, todays post is about my knee high boots from Duo Boots and I am absolutely loving them, I was lucky enough to be gifted them.

 

Here is the link if anyone wants to get them

Knee High Boots

These boots are super comfy and I love that you can pick the calf size so you aren’t wearing boots you have to squeeze into or that are loose around your calfs. I also love that their is in between sizes as well. I can rarely find places that do in-between sizing, does anyone else have this problem?

So here is a few inspo options for how you could wear your boots.

This is one of my favourite ways to wear the boots, I think it is flattering to all shapes as well.

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This could be a knit dress, body-con dress or really any shorter dress.

Next up is this outfit styling;

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I also love the look of shorts with knee highs as well. I find boots look a lot better with dresses, shorts and skirts then they do with jeans. Jeans can make you look more stocky, especially if you are more curvy like me.

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Lucky last inspo is this outfit, as I said before I love skirts or shorts with the boots.I think this look is very classy and elegant, plus it is flattering in all sizes as well. Outfits like this dont make me feel frumpy and gross, they help shape my curves and make me more confident in my body.

I hope you liked this post, did you want to see more posts like it?

Also I am thinking of doing more body positivity posts and would love to know if you would be interested in seeing them.

Here is the link for the boots again as well if you want to get yourself some.

Knee high boots

Makeup Tips and Tricks to up your Slay Game!

Hey Guys, welcome back to my blog! Todays post is going to consist of a list of tips you can use to help up your makeup game and give yourself a flawless base.

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Base tips:

  • For a flawless base mix one part primer to three parts foundation, remember this will lower the coverage but smooth out your skin more.
  • Make sure to moisturise and Prime before you put on your foundation, so your skin doesn’t such all the moisture out of the foundation.
  • Always make sure you have done all the cream products before you set your face with a powder, otherwise the foundation will cake.
  • Remember less is more, if you are using a high coverage foundation don’t use concealer if you don’t need to, to avoid caking.
  • Remember to use products suited for your skin type

Eye Tips:

  • Use tape when you want your eyeshadow to be sharp and clean
  • Remember like your face, your eyes need to be primed as well, you can do this with an eyeshadow primer or even works if you conceal and set. This will also make eyeshadow more pigmented on your skin.
  • Remember to layer eyeshadow, start with small amounts. This will help with blending it out. If you aren’t very confident with eyeliner, try black eyeshadow. It is easier to clean up and also easier to manoeuvre.

Lips Tips:

  • Always line your lips and then blend, it helps get your lipstick to last longer
  • Like everything, always prime your lips; this can be done with a scrub or even just coconut oil and a tissue.
  • Don’t be afraid to add pigments to your lips to add some excitement to your lip colour or even some highlight.

Skin Tips:

  • Sheet masks are quick and easy forms of masks; my favourite skincare tip is to leave the sheet mask on overnight, it will allow the mask to properly soak into the skin.
  • Moisturise morning and night even if its just a light moisturiser
  • It is good to exfoliate the skin once a week, this helps remove any dead skin cells
  • Always clean your makeup off, then cleanse your skin. Removing your makeup doesn’t always clean all your makeup off.

This is all the tips I have so far but you can check out more at Belle with Love linked below;

Belle With Love

Sephora in America is so much cheaper than Australia, so learn how to take advantage of US pricing with ShopandBox.

So recently I did my second order with ShopandBox, taking advantage of the Sephora VIB sale.

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What I got and their US Rrp;

  • Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette $26US
  • Smashbox Glow and Go set $29US
  • Sephora Favourites Beauty after last call $22US
  • Benefit Refined and Defined Brow Kit $34US
  • Cinema Secrets brush cleaner $8US

Total: $119US

Total with discount: $101.15US

Plus Shipping Fee and and Service Fee: $47.84US

Total Cost: $148.99US

Total Cost Aud: $198.75AUD

What I got and what they cost in Australia;

  • Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette $37AUD
  • Smashbox Glow and Go set (Unavailable in Aus) So $38.69AUD for the cost of US price
  • Sephora Favourites Beauty after last call (unavailable in Aus) So $29.35AUD for the cost of US price
  • Benefit Refined and Defined Brow Kit $59AUD
  • Cinema Secrets brush cleaner $42AUD

Total: $206.04AUD

Plus Shipping cost: $16.95

Final Total: $222.99

Savings by using ShopandBox: $24.24AUD

Yes the savings arent catastrophically great but any saving is a good saving and a lot of the time you can get amazing deals like the Sephora Favourites boxes you cant get in Australia. Its also a good idea to use Shipping services like ShopandBox when your favourite American companies have amazing specials or exclusive deals, because then you get the most for your money, another great feature from Shopandbox is the amount of samples you get given from your boxer; with my last order I got a whole mix of products including a colour-pop eyeshadow!?! One company to buy from in America is Mac Cosmetics, they have been known to have almost a 100% markup for most products and sometimes even more and it happens with a lot of the Australian Cosmetic stores. For example it’s 17 USD (22 AUD) for a Mac lippie in the US versus 36 AUD in Australia.

If you want to try, or even check out Shopandbox click the link below. You can use the discover page to find what people are buying at the moment from countries all over the world.

Shop and Box

If you’ve shopped there before let me know about your experience, plus let me know what you want to hear more about so I can make a list of posts.

My Everyday Beauty must have!

Hey Guys welcome back to my blog todays post is dedicated to a product I can never buy to much of…

Dry Hair Shampoo! Now if your like me and rely on dry shampoo to get you through a lazy week then this post is for you.

I have been testing out the different Klorane dry hair shampoo range and I am in love, there is one for normal, oily and dry scalps which I think is an amazing idea as I find some dry hair shampoos make my scalp quite irritated after using.

One thing I love about the Klorane dry hair shampoo is it really does give your hair that refreshed feeling and it always gives my hair a bit more volume.

Some I have used in the past just make my hair look like i’ve dumped a bag of flour on it and feels that way as well.

For all you normal hair girls you can use any of the three normal, oil control and dry scalp.

My favourite of the set is the Dry Shampoo with nettle, the nettle is added for oil control, I struggle with oily hair so it is always in need between washes so I don’t need to wash everyday.

If you struggle with a dry scalp the dry shampoo with Oatmeal is the one for you, the oatmeal soothes and moisturises your scalp while the dry shampoo refreshes your hair and adds volume.

Has anyone tried these, what do you think of them?

 

 

 

 

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. 💕


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.

Facebook

Instagram

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.

Media Kit Template and Ultimate Guide to Blogging!

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Welcome back to my blog!

Sorry I havent been very active, I have been busy writing this guide for anyone interested.

The Guide I have written is for people wanting to start a blog or Bloggers wanting to step up their game! Sections of the guide you can buy as singles or in the set you get an extra section which isn’t available for purchase.

In the set you will get;

– 1 Photo Tips Guide on improving your photos
– 1 Media Kit Template and a document which talks about how to edit it.
– 1 Collaboration Guide, plus some great companies to work with.
– 1 document that answers all your most desired questions. (This is only available as part of the set)

Here is the Link if you are interested!

Bloggers Guide