WHERE Have I Been!? & Life Chat

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Honeymooning in Hawaii!

Ola Class!

I guess you’re wondering where on earth I have been. Yes. It’s nearly been a year. Although I’ve kept up with posting on my Instagram and Facebook pages I have just found myself too busy and not motivated to write a blog post for quite sometime. Originally, the wedding planning basically took over the spot in my life free to do something extra (like blogging) and then I lost motivation after that. Teaching is not an easy job (although very rewarding – and totally worth it!) and it can leave you with very little free time. In that free time, in order to look after yourself, it is important to spend time on you. I needed to spend that time relaxing, exercising and planning a wedding.

 

However, no excuses! I’m not the only busy person in the world. Even if it’s not regular, I’d like to keep writing posts when I feel the need to tell you about something. You know this blog is for the sole purpose of fulfilling my passions of writing, makeup and sharing my opinion. Therefore when something is interesting, out-of-this-world (a phrase my students love adding into their writing) or really bad then I’ll find some time to tell you about it!

I hope that there are still some of you who have stuck around – let me know if you have!

I’m hoping to have a giveaway over on Facebook – but I’d love to reach 1000 followers first – so go and give the page a “like” and keep your eyes peeled! I usually update on there more frequently than here. 🙂

Let me know what you’d like to see first! Wedding, Wedding Makeup (I did my own), Honeymoon or one of my FAVE beauty sites? Comment down below with your thoughts x

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I ADOPTED A BABY!? (Jk, it’s a kitten) | Story time

cute kitten sleeping story time
Good morning class,

I am way too excited about writing this post, especially because I’m currently experiencing the calming feeling of having a cat press against my leg, purring like the soft hum of a Lambo…

I know this isn’t makeup related, and I know I’ve already posted like a million pictures of him on my social media accounts already… but I HAD to tell you about my little bundle of joy!

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Review | Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation

Before After Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation Review

Good morning class,

This post was highly requested so I thought I’d let you know my thoughts on the new (for NZ/Australia) Maybelline Fit Me Matte+Poreless foundation! It retails for around $23 in New Zealand and you can buy it from Beauty Bliss, The Warehouse, Farmers, Kmart etc. If you’re not in New Zealand I’m sure it will be at your local pharmacy or drugstore and it will probably be much cheaper than $23… hehe.

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Haul | Clothing (Coco+Dawn, Farmers)

Coco+Dawn Jorge Dress Fashion Haul

Good morning class,

Today I wanted to chat about some gorgeous clothing items I’ve received lately. It’s taken me awhile to get this post together because the lighting is SO bad for pictures. I haven’t even been able to get any decent pics of these on. So I apologize for that.

I absolutely love seeing the different clothing items people choose to wear. It’s so interesting and I love the look of fashion even though I’m not very fashionable! It’s hard to be fashionable when you work with kids all day.

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Shhh! Miss White’s Beauty Secrets – (7 tricks I couldn’t live without!) ♥

Good morning class,

Sssh! Today I want to share with you my TOP beauty secrets – straight from the head of Miss White herself. They’re probably nothing too mind-blowing but I always find it helpful to hear other people’s tips and tricks that they’ve come across over time so I thought I’d let you know mine. (I am LOVING both gifs and Pretty Little Liars at the moment – for any PLL chat, comment below! I love to gossip about it!)

Note: these top secret secrets may have been taken from various websites, gurus, magazines, people, grandmas, friends etc. Nothing’s original these days is it. However these tips are ones that I personally use daily and that work for me, so I feel like that’s all that matters here.

Tip #1: SARD WONDER SOAP. It’s the stain remover of the Gods. It’s the ONLY bar of soap you need in your lives. It. Is. King of the Soaps

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I always see people on Facebook (especially my beloved Makeup Obsessives) in a complete panic over a simple stain on a favourite dress or something similar. Truly I tell you, you will never have this problem again after purchasing this $3.50 goodness from your local supermarket. This will take out basically any stain it gets it’s greasy mitts on. I’ve found if you get at a stain early and with this soap, it will always come out. The same cannot always be said for older stains, but it does fade the tougher ones and gets out most of the others. I also use this soap to wash my brushes if they’re packed with product, my beauty blender, dresses with fake tan or makeup on them, my tanning mitt, my white shoes, the list goes on. I go through a bar of this stuff every few months and it’s the most handy cleaning product I own.

This one I’ve seen on Facebook and Instagram etc, so it’s on oldie but a goodie. I’m sorry if you’ve seen it before but it’s something I couldn’t live without knowing now. So in case you haven’t seen it, here we go.

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Tip #2: Using hair ties to dry your makeup brushes. Whoever came up with this idea should have seriously copyrighted it or something because it is genius!

Basically, you wash your makeup brushes (I use a mixture of SARD wonder soap (for really foundationy brushes), Shampoo, Conditioner and Garnier Micellar Water – if you were wondering), then I give them a big ole shake to shake off the excess water (and it helps them stay in shape) and then I hang them off something (towel rail, drawer handles, coat hangers) upside down by getting a thick hair tie and making a loop around the towel rail and putting the brush handle through the loops. They usually dry within a day and they always stay in shape! Plus it means that water doesn’t run into the handle and loosen the glue!

Tip #3 Using cellotape to get the perfect winged eyeliner! This one I’ve seen Shaaanxo do on her videos and since then I’ve been using that little trick nonstop! I’ve also used an old fly buys card or a paper card as well.

You hold the card or stick the tape on an angle from the corner of your eye. Then you’ve got a perfect line to draw your liner on and it’s extremely straight and sharp. It’s also ideal because you can use any type of eyeliner with it. So if you’ve got one that’s super hard to wing with then you can use that with this technique!

Tip #4 follows a similar road and it’s using an old card (eftpos, fly buys, coupon etc) to apply your lower lash mascara. I use this trick ALL the time! Honestly whenever I remember. I have quite long bottom lashes but I always get mascara all over my lower lash line and it’s a pain in the butt! So when I use a card or something it makes them look SUPER long and there’s no mascara all over the show!

Basically, you put the card underneath your lower lashes and apply your mascara as usual. Warning – you will have mascara all over the card or whatever you used but it’s a small price to pay for bangin’ lashes!

Tip #5 Shave your legs with conditioner. I buy crappy cheap conditioner and slather it on my legs when I shave. It’s a way cheaper shaving cream and it’s just as easy. It makes my legs feel SO good afterwards as well. The only downside with this one is it makes your razors last slightly less longer if you don’t clean them well afterwards. But, we can deal with that for super smooth silky legs right?

 

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Tip #6 Join Makeup Obsessives on Facebook. Honestly, I learn tips and tricks from that page every day! It’s amazing! There’s something like 20,000 girls and guys on there who are all as obsessed with makeup as I am. They’re always posting about new things, and wee tricks and ideas. They post about good sales, where to buy their favourite products, what their favourite products are, the products they don’t like… etc. It’s the best kept beauty secret if you’re not a member. Get on and join! Plus their Queen and page creator Kirsty Leigh is an absolute babe and is super friendly and easy to talk to!

Tip #7: EXFOLIATE your lips before lipstick! I am super lazy when it comes to doing my makeup and I’m usually in a rush, but I’ve found that every time I don’t use a lip exfoliate I regret it. It ALWAYS makes my lipstick last hours longer. It exfoliates and moisturizes my lips and basically just gets them all ready for some lippy. Seriously, if you don’t exfoliate those babies get on to it. I use the Lush Lip Scrub (bubblegum is my personal favourite) which retails at about $12. I know it seems like a waste of money but it seriously lasts for ages and tastes so delicious! If you didn’t want to spend money then I’m sure you could make your own with some sugar 🙂

 

Okay class, that’s it for today. I know I haven’t done “50 beauty tips and tricks” and there’s only 7… but that’s because I wanted to use ones that I actually use like every day! Let me know if you want to see more of these, or if you never want to hear about them again! Hopefully some of you picked up some new tricks and you hadn’t heard of them all before!

Also if you have a good tip you’d like to share with me PLEASE do! I love hearing people’s ideas and let’s face it. Who doesn’t want to make their beauty regime faster & more efficient?

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My Mac lipstick collection ♥♥

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Good morning class,

I think I’m going to go for a “lip week” theme for this week, and then a foundation week next week? I quite like themes – I think it’s a teacher thing. Let me know if there’s a ‘theme’ you’d like me to feature on the blog? Drugstore? High end? Brushes? Shopping? etc.

Anyway, this is my current Mac Cosmetics lipstick collection! Oh so exciting, and I know it’s a popular sort of a topic, so I thought I’d give it a go. I’ve done some lip swatches as well as arm swatches for you. The lip swatches are a bit average because my makeup wasn’t lookin’ great, it’s the last day of the school holidays, lighting was bad, I need a new camera, my lips hurt after like 3 lipsticks etc. You get the picture – enough with the excuses – (my parent’s always told me I should be a lawyer because I’m so good at arguing my case and coming up with excuses) – let’s get into it!

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Okay so from left to right my lipsticks are as follows;

Myth, Oxblood, Snob, Saint Germain, Dodgy Girl, Candy Yum-Yum, Vegas Volt, Impassioned, Viva Glam Miley, Phoromenal, Ruby Woo, Rebel

Here are some arm swatches for you 🙂

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Now I’ll show you the lovely lip swatches and talk a little bit about each lipstick!

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First up – Viva Glam Miley (Amplified); This is SO wearable! Super similar to Impassioned it’s a gorgeous medium pink. Not too bright, not too not bright (if that makes any sense). I have been wearing the heck out of this one since I bought it recently. I love that the profit from it goes to a good cause. I love that it’s designed by Miley (or helped designed by). I love the way it looks on me! Go buy it. It’s pretty much donating to charity – guilt free!

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This is Dodgy Girl (matte) from the Kelly Osborne range so it is a limited edition one – sorry! Unfortunately for you guys it’s also my favourite Mac lipstick from the collection and it’s in the running as my favourite lipstick of all time! It’s the most amazing lavender colour and I think it’s really flattering. I love it for a bit of a bright lip! It’s matte but it’s really not drying at all. It lasts for ages as well! ♥

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Sorry team! Another limited edition! This time it’s from the Toledo collection – you may have seen it in a previous post but it’s Oxblood (matte) and it’s another one of my favourites! I find the matte formulas on the limited edition lipsticks are much nicer than the regular mattes. This one is so creamy and it lasts for ages! It’s like a slightly lighter Kylie Jenner lip. SUPER wearable though. I love it. ♥

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Oooh now this is a Miss White colour if I’ve ever seen one! You guys know I love bright pinks and this is the Queen of bright pink! Candy Yum-Yum (matte) is such a gorgeous colour and I don’t wear it enough. I think the problem is that it’s quite drying on my lips and I have other colours which are less drying and look almost identical. However I still think it’s a must-have for pink lovers!

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Myth (satin) is probably my favourite nude by Mac – although I only own two of them. (I did own Creme de Nude but it was too sheer for my lips). I absolutely love it though. It’s like the perfect nude for me. It’s almost too light but I think I get away with it! Usually I’d wear it with the Chi Chi Totally Nude lip liner underneath to jazz it up a bit. I probably wouldn’t recommend this one if you’ve got darker skin than me as it may wash you out. I love the formula though, it lasts a long time and it’s just that little bit glossy which suits the colour well.

mac lipstick collection ruby woo myth oxblood snob saint gemain dodgy girl impassioned candy yum yum vegas volt viva glam miley pheromonal rebel swatches reviewPheromonal (Sheen Supreme) was in fact gifted to me by a male – I was super impressed! It’s not like any other lipstick I’ve got – and I think that’s because I usually stay away from lipsticks with sheer in the name because my lip colour is too dark for them. However I think this one has just the right amount of pigmentation and it leaves a gorgeous glossy finish on the lip. It doesn’t last for very long, but it looks darn good before it wears off. I like this one for a bit of gloss – it’s hard to apply on my lips though because the lipstick is rounded at the top and my lips are quite pointy as you can see.

 

 

 

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Vegas Volt (Amplified) is a gorgeous coral orange. I’m not hugely into corals because I think they look weird on me for some reason but this is the only one I’ll wear. It’s sort of slightly pinky enough that it doesn’t wash me out too much or look too weird. I don’t get a lot of wear out of this one just because I’m scared of the colour but I should wear it more often I think. It’s got a fab finish (love those amplified’s!) and it’s nicely pigmented.

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Bless! Saint Germain (Amplified) was my first ever Mac lipstick! Of course I was hooked in by Shaaanxo as it happens to be her favourite Mac lipstick. My younger brother bought it for me for my birthday and it’s got the most wear out of any of my lipsticks! Damn did I rock this when I first got it. It is on the light side but I think it looks really nice! I love a good baby pink and this one is the right colour for me. I would 100% recommend. Wears nicely.

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Next one is Impassioned (Amplified); This is a gorgeous pink! It’s not too crazy bright, but it does come off quite dark on my lips. It’s super wearable and not drying. I love this one for an everyday look – and the kids at school like it too! I need to wear it more often!

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Obviously I was getting sick of the poses so I am getting a little crazy it seems. This gorgeous number is probably my second-most-worn Mac lipstick and it’s Snob (satin). I LOVE this colour! I think it’s the most wearable of all. It’s just like the best muted pink ever made. I’ve bought about a million dupes but honestly nothing comes close to the real thing. It wears so well, and it looks damn good. I think you need this one gals.

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Ruby Woo (Matte) is such a gorgeous red for light skin tones. It just looks crazy flattering. It’s the first red I bought (yes, I used to be scared of red) and it’s still my favourite red of all time. The only problem with this one as it’s about as dry as the desert. It’s SO dry. It drys out my lips instantly and it does not glide on. I have to use a lip balm before it or a gloss over top or else it just makes my lips look horrible. I wish it was a nicer matte formula but that’s okay.

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Rebel (satin) is another one of my faves. I didn’t think it was going to look like this on my lips to be honest. It comes up a little more plumy than I’d hoped (I was hoping for more of a vampy purple). However I’ve grown to like it. It looks extra good with a darker lip liner (I like Leather by Colourpop). As always, it’s a pretty good formula and it wears okay. Not super long-lasting but it doesn’t come off instantly. It’s the perfect colour for autumn and I think I’ll be getting some more wear out of it very soon.

 

Well that’s it guys! That’s my Mac lipstick collection. Let me know what you think below! What’s your favourite Mac lipstick? More importantly are there any more that I NEED in my collection? I can’t wait to make it grow! Let me know in the comments section 🙂

Make sure you’re following me on social media too! I am hosting a few giveaways very soon so keep your eyes peeled.

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FOTD – Face of the Day – Red lips ♥

FOTD Face of the day MAC cosmetics Ruby Woo swatch

 

Good morning class,

Just a quick post today, but I thought I’d share with you my Face of the Day! Now, I am always completely honest with you all, and this is not necessarily my FOTD today as such, but it was my FOTD once upon a time I promise!

Anyway, today’s makeup features a RED lip which is something I don’t rock that often. I’m not sure why because red is apparently very flattering for my skin tone, but I just don’t reach for my reds! I think because they tend to go everywhere so they’re a bit risky to wear to school.

Anyhow, today is red lip day. And I actually sort of love it.

These are the products I used on this look… I know it looks like A LOT – but honestly I swear it’s not! & you could definitely recreate this same look using way less products but because I have a literal tonne of makeup I like to try and get some use out of it all.

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Garnier Micellar Water ♥

Garnier Micellar Water review

Good morning class,

This is how the Garnier Micellar Water makes me feel –

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If there’s ever a time that I’ve felt like a beauty product has been sent to me by God himself it’s right now. Just as I’d been thinking about the Garnier Micellar Water and if it was actually going to be good – doesn’t it just look exactly like water? How could micellar water take off my makeup any better than water? What the heck is Micellar water anyway?  Will I even ever be able to get my hands on this product? I bet it will cost like a bazillion dollars in NZ… etc etc I got an email from the lovely ladies over at Beauty Review telling me that I was invited to trial this product! Uhhh, yes please! Hey-yo!

So, for the past month (?) I’ve been testing out this bad boy for you (and for Beauty Review) because I know you’ll all have questions about it just like I did. Here are the answers!!

First of all, yes this water is actually made of unicorn tears and God’s spit. I don’t know if you’re familiar with the Bible, but I read a story to my children last week and it’s the one where Jesus heals a blind beggar. Basically, he gets some dirt from the ground, spits in it, makes it mud, smears it on this dude’s eyes and washes it off in a river. Voila! He can see! I’m almost certain he’s spat into this water as well because it magically takes off my makeup like nothing I’ve ever used before.

I am blown away with the effectiveness of this product. It’s unreal. I usually use makeup wipes to take my makeup off and I know it’s naughty but I’m kinda lazy at night time because I’m usually so tired. This stuff however takes off your makeup with ONE SWIPE. Like, I know it says that on the bottle but I swear to you, it’s literally one swipe. And I am a total cake face. I promise I’m not exaggerating!

I use a wee bit on a Kmart Makeup Remover pad and swipe it across my face or eye or whatever and then I look down at my pad to see my face staring up at me. The beauty about this compared to makeup wipes is that there’s no rubbing involved! I also usually pull out like 5 eye lashes each time I use a makeup wipe but that doesn’t happen with this product! It doesn’t sting my eyes either.

The ONLY downside is that I use like 10 of the Makeup remover pads because I wear too much makeup. The upside to that is that the pads cost like $3 for 200 so it’s no biggie. I suppose you could probably fork out on thicker pads too like some fancy Swisspers ones or something but I can’t be bothered with that.

All in all, I think that this stuff is a must-buy! It’s $12 at your local supermarket – and even if you don’t end up liking it, for $12 it’s worth a try! I 100% recommend it

Please let me know if you’ve tried it and what you thought! Or go and buy it and try it and tell me how it’s changed your life!

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