It’s that time of the year again – The Parcel has arrived! I must admit the Autumn Edit really impressed me and left me looking forward to the next edit, so I was very happy when I received a shipping notification to say a box brimming with goodies was on its way to MNB HQ. I must say, I have mixed feelings about this one.
I am back with the second installment of my winter essentials; this time, focusing on skincare and fragrances. I could have picked many more items than what I have, but tried to keep it simple – these are a few of the things I’ve been enjoying and reaching for lots since the weather got colder. It’s all about nourishing the skin, and the scents that pull me through these shorter days!
Ah… Winter. The days get shorter, our skin resembles that of an iguana, our lips crack; and suddenly, leaving the comfort of our warm beds in the morning is nothing short of torturous.
Without any warning, it seems, the warmth of the sun on our skin is a distant memory. “I will never take another Summer day for granted”. I trust this is an accurate representation of most Australians at current!
However, makeup and some pretty nail polish definitely make this part of the year a little more bearable! I will show you the shades of beauty products I reach for the most during the colder months. Ultimately, though, wear the hues you feel most comfortable in – whether that be a deep berry shade or a hot pink! There are no rules.
There’s nothing I like more than a favourites post. It gets me thinking about the products I reach for the most and those I couldn’t be without – so much makeup appreciation! This one is extra special, because it’s a collaboration with my lovely friend Sorren from Young Mum Stuff – yay!!! I highly recommend checking out this beauty’s blog, and Instagram feed. They’re both perfection – you’ll find a mixture of beauty, lifestyle, home decor, recipes, and lots more! She’s got an impeccable taste in makeup, so be sure to check out her Top 10 Makeup Favourites too!
The beauty community went crazy when photos of the beautiful Hourglass bronzers emerged. If you follow me on Instagram (you better!), you would have seen a few photos of this stunning bronzer. Since posting the images, there hasn’t been a day I haven’t been asked how I feel about this product; so after vigorous testing and collecting my thoughts, here I am. In short, I love it. Period. Feel free to skip the rest of the review… just kidding!
This year so far, it’s been one of discovery in the beauty tools realm. I had always relied on my trusty Real Techniques brushes to get the job done, and they do it rather well. However, after countless hours of YouTube, watching brushes in action and having words such as ‘Sigma’ and ‘Zoeva’ thrown around, followed by phrases like ‘you need dis’, I decided to branch out. And boy, oh boy, I am glad I did.
Oh my goodness – I feel like I just posted my March favourites yesterday. What has happened?! *Insert month has flown by laments*. Seriously though, my tiny little blog has been live for a month now, and it’s been so fun, amazing and rewarding. Quick thank you to all of you who have taken the time to read my babbles and leave me comment! Here’s the créme de la créme of beauty products for the month of April.
When Sephora gives you 15% off… you take that 15% percent off – no questions asked. And so, I did. The “hit list” was meticulously put together, analysed, and over-thought. I wanted to have no regrets, and so far, I’m very happy with my fab 5! By no means did I go crazy, but I managed to get my hands on some gorgeous products I’d been coveting for so long. And the best part – I get to try some new brands.
Matte lip products can be a bitch. It seems to be something that is hard for cosmetics companies to nail, formula wise. Some matte products aren’t really matte and move around a lot, others dry your lips to the point they hurt. Some flake or just don’t seem to last… you get the drill! However, Bite Beauty have absolutely nailed this water resistant, matte lip formula – they’re unlike anything I’ve ever tried.