What’s your go-to fragrance? Not necessarily the one that you are currently obsessed with; but more so the one that you can always wear no matter the occasion, time of day, season or mood you’re in. For me that fragrance is Chloé Eau de Parfum*. Chloé has been around for a very long time and is worn by a lot of women, but that doesn’t make it any less noteworthy. It’s clean, it’s fresh, it’s feminine and sweet without being too youthful. It’s a classic for a reason.
We all love a good multi-tasker, but when it comes to beauty products, generally I gear myself for disappointment – they couldn’t possibly live up to all those claims. Well, I have put aside the sceptic in me and have been trying out the newly revamped Sally Hansen Complete Care 7-in-1 Nail Treatment* as part of a Beauty Directory trial. Yep, 7-in-1 sounds very promising, doesn’t it? But when it comes to my nails, I need all the help I can get. Flaky, dull, thin, very visible ridges. Tick, tick, tick. I’m the perfect candidate. Could this be the answer?
It’s the final edition of Marie Claire’s The Parcel subscription box for the year, and what a way to end it… My experience with the service started off amazingly well if you remember how pleased I was with the Autumn Edit, but from then on the following two boxes I received (the Winter and 20th Anniversary Editions) were lacking in the wow factor; sure, they were fantastic value for the amount you pay, but they failed to blow me out of the water. I’m happy to say the Summer Edit has been one of the best boxes I’ve received – it’s breaming with exciting things I cannot wait to try out!
We all have weaknesses when it comes to makeup. Mine happens to be blushes, and it’s especially hard for me to turn down a beautiful blush palette. When holiday releases started to become available, I promised I would only allow myself one purchase, and without a doubt the Tarte Bling It On Amazonian Clay Blush Palette had to be it. Like many, I missed out on previous years and I didn’t want to live with major FOMO (fear of missing out)! A Sephora VIB sale later, I secured this baby and so far I’m very happy with it.
Christmas is only 10 sleeps away – yet it feels like it was June just yesterday! I’ve been meaning to do this a little while ago, but time just got away (much like the year did!) but you know what they say… better late than never! If you’re struggling for last-minute ideas, then hopefully this helps – I have put together my top picks of beautiful gifts you could spoil a fellow beauty lover with. I know I’d be happy with any of these under my tree. I have a few bits that only my US readers will be able to access, and some Australian beauty bits only we can access, but all exciting stuff non-the-less!
Wow… my first The Empties post was four months ago – about time I emptied out my trash again! I feel like there is a lot of good stuff to talk about – lots of things I’ve already repurchased and will probably continue to repurchase until something better comes along. I’m also feeling so proud I managed to finish some makeup bits this time around too – some hurt the pocket to repurchase but I feel achieved non-the-less. So, let’s get started!
I love to wear pastel hues all year-around, but if you are someone who loves to swap nail shades to suit the seasons, then Essie’s 2015 Spring Collection* will have everything you need for the warmer weather. Nude, pastel and vibrant hues make up a gorgeous palette that will take you right through to summer.
I was in Sydney for a short stay at the beginning of the month, and at the very top of my ‘to-do’ list was to visit Sephora. I hadn’t bought any new makeup for almost two months, so needless to say I was feeling VERY spendy! I picked up a couple of essential re-purchases, and a couple of new things.
Australian beauty lovers rejoice – the time we have all been eagerly waiting for has arrived. Sephora.com.au is now online – YAY! To celebrate the launch of the most awaited beauty website launch, I teamed up with Sephora to try out and show you a few of the goodies available. I was happy to oblige as I had never tried anything from the Sephora Collection brand and I am so impressed with the quality of the products!
We all have a type. There are certain notes that resonate with us, and ‘coincidentally’ show up in most of the fragrances in our stash. For me, nothing beats a warm, sweet but not sickly, classy perfume. From the moment I tried Jimmy Choo Illicit Eau De Parfum*, I was instantly hooked. It fits the description of my ideal scent perfectly.