Monday, 5 June 2017

My Netflix Picks

For a while, my Netflix was being pushed aside due to a busy schedule and my infatuation with podcast grew. But after a week of being sick and having a few days off work, I got reacquainted with my Netflix account. I continued to watch some series that I had left behind and discovered some new ones, as well as trying to get through the long list of things that were recommended to me. So here is a list of everything I would recommended to anyone who needs a new show or movie to watch.

Something to make you think . . . 13 Reasons Why

Now that the commotion that this show caused has died down for now, it's a great time to chat about how good this show actually was. Yes, some of the scenes and issues were a bit controversial, but isn't it a good thing that it is making us think about these topics. It follows the aftermath of Hannah Baker's suicide and her tapes that detail the reasons and people that lead her to make the decision to take her own life. It is a real eye opener and made me think about how what I have done in the past may have affected someone more than expected. Some scenes near the end of the series are graphic, but there are always warnings at the beginning incase these things make you sick. Definitely not for the lighthearted but an eye opener.

Something to keep you on the edge of your seat . . . Broadchurch

So many people have talked about this before and I have no idea why I didn't listen sooner! I have just finished the first season, so I have two more to go, but seriously, this show is one of the best shows I have watched in a long time! The town of Broadchurch goes into turmoil when a local boy goes missing, and it brings up all kinds of issues in the community. With David Tennant in it, how can you not enjoy it, he can do no wrong in my eyes. I started watching this with my mum and she made me watch the first 5 episodes in one day, and she is usually the one that tells me off for binge watching things, oh how the tables have turned! 

Something if you love crime and history . . . Whitechapel

I am a huge history nerd and I love crime shows and books, so any historical crime related thing appeals to me. Whitechapel is set in the present and, obviously, focuses on the area of Whitechapel in London. The detectives there are being faced with crimes that reflect the crime history of Whitechapel. It's hard to fully explain the show without giving things away but it's really riveting stuff. Definitely one for the history nerds out there.

Something to make you laugh out loud . . . Brooklyn Nine-Nine

If you love cop shows but wish they were funny, this is for you. Netflix is behind in releasing the new seasons so I'm eagerly awaiting season 4, but I could rewatch the old episodes on repeat. I find that some American comedy shows try too hard to be funny, but this show nails it on the head. Andy Samberg is hilarious as Jake Peralta, a broke but very good detective in a precinct where hilarious escapades ensue. A good one to watch if you don't want to have to think to hard and just want something to cheer you up and give you loads of laughs.

Hopefully this helps you pick your next Netflix binge session and let me know if there is anything I should be obsessing about!


Monday, 8 May 2017

Moscow Mule Cocktail

Ever since I was introduced to the world of cocktails a year and a half ago in Europe, I've been hooked. I do have a few favs that I like to order, but I'm all up for trying something new. Except anything that's milky, like a Pina Colada, not a fan at all. But one that I enjoy the most and is pretty simple to make is a Moscow Mule. Served traditionally in a copper mug, it's really refreshing and is a cocktail I think anyone can get on board with.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Shopping My Stash

With working full time now, I find that I tend to reach for the same products everyday. It just easier to know exactly what your going to wear that day then spending time deciding on different products. Especially when you want to get ready in as little time as possible. So I've done a bit of a search through my collection and picked out a few products that I don't wear often, and that I need to use more.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

The Autumn Beauty Edit

The changing of seasons brings upon a change in beauty trends and styles. And though I'm not always one to follow them religiously, they do influence what I wear. By far, my favourite makeup trends are always from the Autumn and Winter seasons. Dark lips, and rich, rusty eyeshadows are my jam. I know that there are no rules in the makeup world, but there is just something about the cooler months that makes this kind of makeup just feel so right. So here is a roundup of my favourite beauty bits that will feature in my makeup on a regular basis in the next few months.

Monday, 17 April 2017

Chatty Autumn Winter GRWM | YouTube

I've been getting into the swing of things YouTube wise lately. My editing skills are slowly coming along, and I don't seem so nervous around the camera. But that's something that I don't think I'll totally get used to. However, I've filmed a new video, a chatty GRWM using products I love to use in the Autumn/Winter months. I bloody love the cooler months and the makeup trends that come with it. So check it out below, and enjoy!

Monday, 10 April 2017

Recent Makeup Purchases

I've been a bit cheeky lately and treated myself to a few little bits. One of my life mottos is "treat yo-self". Because why not? Of course I am all for saving my money to go on a big holiday and buy all the "adults" things in life. But we all deserve a little present to ourself once in a while. Usually I'll treat myself when it's my birthday or I know I've done something that is out there for me, which is honestly a lot.

Monday, 3 April 2017

I'm Feeling 22 | 22 Things About Me

So today's my birthday! Now that I'm 22, I feel like I don't get as excited for my birthday's as I used to. I still enjoying having my family around for the day and getting a cake, but I'm all about less fuss these days. I said no to going out and getting churros last night and decided to stay inside and watch the Office, who have I become!? Anyway, I realised I have never done a "get to know me" kind of post over here. I love reading other peoples as it lets me know more about the people behind the blogs I love, and adds a personal touch. So here are 22 things about me you might not know already!

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

My Makeup Collection

So I filmed another YouTube video and this time it's my makeup collection! Definitely my favourite kind of video to watch, I just love having a snoop around other people's collection to see what they have and how they store everything. So I hope you enjoy, and I can't wait to get making more videos.

Monday, 27 March 2017

3 Face Masks I Use Regularly

Sunday night is definitely my favourite night for a bit of a pamper, prepping myself for the week ahead. But Friday nights are another great one, for winding down after the long working week. Honestly, why not pamper every night? Run yourself a nice bath with bubbles, paint your nails, Netflix marathon are all some of my favourite ways to chill out but nothing beats a good face mask to give your face a good and thorough cleaning.

Monday, 20 March 2017

An Autumn/Winter Topshop Wishlist

Leopard Print Coat | Don't Touch Me Jumper | Embroidered Skirt
Wide Sleeve Jumper | Frilly Jumper 

Last week, the autumn weather finally came to Perth, and I got so excited! Rugging up in my doona, wearing fluffy socks, and listening to the rain are some of the many things I am excited for this autumn/winter season. But, I am very keen to buy some new winter clothes, especially jumpers. I find that Topshop does some of the best winter clothes, that are a little but different to what's in the other shops.

Friday, 17 March 2017

My First YouTube Video | Everyday Makeup Tutorial 2017

So I finally bit the bullet and uploaded my first You Tube video! It has been something I have wanted to do since 2012 when I first started watching YouTube videos but I have been putting it off either because I didn't have a camera, I didn't like the way I looked, or I was just too nervous. But here we are, 5 years later, and I did it! It's not the greatest quality but I am so proud of myself for pushing myself to film this.

Monday, 13 March 2017

20 Simple Things That Make Me Happy

Even though I do enjoy fancy things every now and then, I am made happy by the simple things in life. I think that some people definitely feel like they need expensive things and big experiences to fulfil their need for happiness and contentment. And yes, I do like to treat myself every know and then. But I think we need to learn how to appreciate the little things more often, because as the saying goes, you don't know what you've got until it's gone. So here are some little things that make me all fluffy and warm inside!

Friday, 10 March 2017

L'Oreal Infallible Total Cover Foundation Review

L'Oreal have released another foundation in their Infallible range. The Infallible Total Cover Foundation is similar to the Infallible Matte in that it claims to have high coverage and a matte finish. But the difference in these are the texture, the Matte is a thin texture that dries down to an almost powdery finish with the Total Cover is more of a moussey texture. I really like the Matte foundation, so I picked this up a few months ago to see how it performs against it's sister foundation.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Wear What You Want

Growing up in a world where we are constantly bombarded with images of the "perfect body", millions of articles of how to get you body "bikini ready" for summer and ones explaining what you shouldn't wear depending on your body. It's very hard to avoid these in our day to day lives, and it affects the metal health and self esteem of many girls (and boys) worldwide. And I'm not going to lie, it definitely had an impact on me during high school and to a certain extent today. But over the past few years, even though I still struggle with having a positive image of myself, I have learnt to block out what other people say or expect and look how I like to. 

Monday, 27 February 2017

My Most Worn Lipsticks

Out of all the different categories of makeup, I definitely have an extra obsession with lipstick. Even though I do have way too many, there are always a few that I reach for more often.

Monday, 30 January 2017

My Mecca Beauty Loop Box Level 2 - January 2017

Definitely one thing that brightens up my day is getting an email from Mecca saying you can go and collect your Beauty Loop Box. I just love picking up my box of samples, which I did this week on one of my lunch breaks at work and excitedly opened it in the staff room. This time around I am a level 2 instead of a 3, but that is a good thing because it means I'm spending less!  Here's a peak at what was inside my box this quarter.

Friday, 27 January 2017

My Tips for Solo Travel

Last year after finishing university, I took the plunge and flew to Europe for a two month solo trip. I have always wanted to travel by myself but never thought I would be able to do it or afford it. But after 4 years of saving with my part time retail job, I managed to save enough for a two month break. I had always wanted to go away by myself, but just before the trip I got cold feet an almost cancelled. But I kept telling myself that I could do it and I did! So for anyone that is considering solo travel, here are some tips for you to enjoy your trip and feel safe, it will honestly be the best thing yu ever do for yourself!

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

My Top 5 Colourpop Products

About 2 or 3 years ago, Colourpop took the beauty by storm with their eyeshadows and lippie stix. At first, I wasn't really interested but as I started to see them used in more and more tutorials I thought I would give them a red hot go. 3 orders later, I am just a little bit addicted. So if you've never ordered off Colourpop before or your looking for some new things to try, here are my 5 favourite Colourpop products.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Starting And Growing Your Record Collection

Ever since I was little, I have always been intrigued by records. The way you put the needle on and the sound came out of nowhere, just like magic! I always loved raiding my parents record collection, from the questionable Englebert Humperdinck to Kate Bush's Wuthering Heights. So a few years ago, I decided to start my own collection which I would play on the old record player in the living room. That broke however a year and a half ago, halting my collecting. But this Christmas, my wish came true, receiving a shiny new record player for my room and a whole bunch of new records to go with it. I'm going to talk about how to go about collecting records if your just starting out or immersed in the record community already.

Monday, 9 January 2017

My Top 5 NARS Products

If I was asked what would be my favourite high end brand was, I think my answer would be NARS. I find that I like a lot of different products from them, ranging from their bases to lipsticks. The quality is amazing in the majority of their products and I love the packaging, but sometimes the matte black can get quite dirty. So I've compiled my 5 favourite NARS products that I recommend anyone to try!

Thursday, 5 January 2017

My Goals for 2017

Looking like a marshmallow in Belin

I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with New Year's Resolutions. On one hand, everyone does them and only 25% of people really stick to them. But one the other hand, they are a great way to help shape the year ahead and to give you bench marks to tick off when you achieve them. Some of my goals aren't to specific but are more things to be conscious of in the year ahead.

Monday, 2 January 2017

Filling Up My MAC Palette

Since I first discovered the beauty world, I have been lusting after a MAC palette that I created my self. So when I finally bit the bullet a year ago, I thought it would be a sinch to full it all up. But trying to find the perfect combination of 15 colours has been a struggle and a half.