What’s in my makeup bag? Autumn 2013 edition

Almost a year ago, I posted about my everyday makeup routine. Since then, I’ve gotten ferncier, and here’s what my everyday look involves now: FACE Skin79 BB Cream – I’ve been slowly churning through a 4-piece mixed sample pack. This one’s supposedly whitening and improves wrinkles, but I don’t really care – it applies nicely without primer with just fingers, …

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Beach survival kit: sun protection essentials

If you’re like me, you always forget to bring one thing to the beach! I am an indoors girl – I view going to the beach as an expedition. And since around 80% of new cancers diagnosed in Australia each year are skin cancers, I’m justified in my wariness (Fun fact: 2/3 of Australians will have been diagnosed with skin …

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Essential beauty products for camping

So as you probably know, I recently went camping in the bush, with practically no amenities. And I came back in one piece. How does a girl survive out there? With the help of some well-chosen beauty products of course! I took a bag full of girly stuff, but these are the things I ended up using regularly… Dry shampoo …

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Lab Muffin’s top beauty products of 2012

2012 is nearly over, so here’s a round-up of the beauty products that got the most use this year (nail polish excluded): Skinfood Pineapple Peeling Gel (reviewed here) – My go-to exfoliator when my skin feels like it needs a good scrub. It’s a mix of physical and chemical exfoliant, and it lives in my shower caddy pretty much permanently.PVA …

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Current Favourites

I haven’t done a favourites post in ages (since New Years in fact!), so I thought I’d share some of my recent finds and classic beauty/shiny favourites: The Grove Perfumery Half Baked – Made by the same people who do Glasshouse, this line is sadly discontinued. Half Baked comes in a cute punk-themed glass with an air-tight lid and smells …

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My winter moisturiser essentials

My skin is usually oily and doesn’t need much moisturiser, but winter wreaks havoc on my skin! This is what I’ve been using this year to keep it happy: Daytime moisturiser: Kosmea Replenishing Moisture Cream*, $44.95 AUD for 50 mL Moisturising and smoothing but doesn’t leave the skin shiny or greasy – perfect under BB cream. Leave-on exfoliator: Paula’s Choice …

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My top 8 of 2011

These are the 8 health/beauty things I couldn’t do without this year, in no particular order:     1. Seche Vite – quick dry, smudge-fixing, shiny goodness.     2. Shea butter – all-round awesome moisturiser. I use it straight out of the tub, but I’ll probably scent and whip it soon.     3. Eyeliner brush – I do …

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