*Review: Everyday Umbrella (Feat. Black Stripes!) + Discount?!

*Review: Everyday Umbrella (Feat. Black Stripes!) + Discount?!

*Disclaimer: The product was sent to me for consideration but will not affect any opinions expressed in this blog post. I do not earn any commission whatsoever from all links in this blog post.

This is a little deviation from my usual blog post but when Kerri of Beauty & Things offered Aussie bloggers a chance to try and review umbrellas that she and her husband sold and I was too excited to pass up the opportunity. For one, a few months before I knew she was running Everyday Umbrella, I already had an umbrella from her site pinned to my pinterest wishlist (this one). Sadly I am not going to review this umbrella as I had already purchased a mini umbrella from ASOS so I elected to give the full sized umbrellas a try. For this, I selected the full sized black stripes umbrella. The umbrella had even arrived the day before one of the raniest days in Sydney so I got to test it out in full rain conditions!
Read on for the full review plus a discount!
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Review: Innisfree Creammellow Lipstick #2 #10

Review: Innisfree Creammellow Lipstick #2 #10

I bought these lipsticks a while ago actually as I wanted a really glossy, moisturising lipstick. I had purchased these lipsticks from Jolse as they have a $3 sign-up bonus and I went with #2 Vanilla Pink and #10 Latte Brown.
Just by Googling this product I notice a lot of people have purchased #10 Latte Brown and I can see why! It is a very flattering nude shade and it has the MLBB (my lips but better) quality. I purchased #2 Vanilla Pink as well since I also wanted a pink shade that wasn’t too pale (and I needed a $20 minimum to use the $3 coupon).
Read on for the review!
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Things I wish I knew when I was 18

Things I wish I knew when I was 18

I’ve been doing some thinking and there have been several things I wished I knew when I was 18. Things relating to makeup and skincare that I had no clue about and basically messed around a little bit too much with my face, resulting in pimples and closed comedones galore. I’d like to share these things with you, and if you would be so kind, I’d also love to hear about the things you wished you knew when you were 18!

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*Review: OMG Nail Strips

*Review: OMG Nail Strips

*These products were sent to me for consideration but does not affect my opinions of the product or the review.

Hey guys! It’s been a longgg silent month. Not sure if anyone still follows but a combination of family obligations and last minute work related tasks have really, really delayed all reviews. That said, I hope everyone had a safe and happy Christmas. Just waiting on the New Year to bring on 2015!
While waiting for said year to come in, I have here a brand new review! I was sent these nail polish strips from OMG Nail Strips and honestly, I’ve never been totally sold on nail strips. I’ve tried the Sally Hansen nail strips once and didn’t really like the effect it had but since the kind folks at OMG Nail Strips sent me these to try I decided to give nail strips another shot.
On to the review!

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Review: Smashbox Full Exposure palette

Review: Smashbox Full Exposure palette

I first saw this beauty in a friend’s beauty area and the moment I swatched it I realised I had to have it. There was no way around that. Unfortunately, living in Australia I get to pay this thing called the ‘Australia Tax’ whereby everything (I mean everything) gets a 50-100% price inflation. Why? I don’t know. Maybe it’s because we live in the biggest hole in the Southern hemisphere and it’s a pain to ship anything here.
Fortune shone upon me though, as my parents were soon to depart for a very long, very expensive and very exciting Europe trip. I managed to get my mum to snag me the Full Exposure palette while she was in London for £38? I can’t quite remember the exact price but I think it was close to that price. Since she was a visitor she also managed to get 20% off VAT and the whole thing ended up to be somewhere around AUD$56 – a whole $10-$15 cheaper than if I bought it here. That, is what we refer to fondly as the ‘Australia Tax’. /backstory
Any how! Let’s keep this rolling – on to the review!
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Review: Its Skin Babyface petit Blusher [no.2] Pure Lavender

Review: Its Skin Babyface petit Blusher [no.2] Pure Lavender

Ahh… And the line up of mediocre Its Skin Babyface products continue. This time, I bring you the blusher from the Babyface product line up! I bought the Pure Lavender colour as I don’t have any purple blush and figure it’d be a good place as any to start collecting blushers.
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Review: It’s Skin – Babyface BB cream moisture

Review: It’s Skin – Babyface BB cream moisture

I’m back from the dead! Or in this case, self-imposed academic hibernation. The last month and a half has been intense, I had to submit my final honours thesis and prepare for my thesis defense which, is actually coming up in a week! I had been planning to do this review for a while now but since university happened and messed up my plans it’s here! Although late.
I had been holding off purchasing any Babyface products from It’s skin but since this was part of my birthday haul (and it was just so cheap) I just decided to give it a shot since the whole product range was just so stupidly cute.
Honestly, I’m not loving these products other than for their cute factor. Read on for a full accounting of its pit-falls!
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*Review: Lightning rabbit – Apple lightning connector

*Review: Lightning rabbit – Apple lightning connector

I know. I’m running a beauty blog so why the heck am I reviewing charging cables?! Well for one, I have many devices all requiring charging cables and for another how could I resist trying these cables when Aleksey (founder of Latitude 28 design) contacted me about them? These cables were (obviously) sent to me for consideration but it will not affect any opinions expressed on this blog!
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Review: Welcos Zombie CC cream

Review: Welcos Zombie CC cream

This was the second most requested review so here it is! I was initially drawn to this product because of its interesting name, I’m not a huge fan of CC creams but this was a pleasant surprise. I purchased this as a sample as I wasn’t too keen on buying the full sized product without trying it or having access to any reviews.
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