Winter lip care regimen

Winter is coming to Australia, and even though it’s still unseasonably warm in Sydney (thanks, El Nino) it’s starting to get a bit dry. My lips are dehydrated and flaky at the best of times, and need extra nourishment, so I’m a little obsessed with finding the perfect lip balm combo. Here’s what I’ve been trying: Burt’s Bees Coconut and …

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ulta3 Autumn lip and nail collection: review and swatches

Have you been to an ulta3 stockist lately? The cold weather hasn’t hit Sydney yet, but ulta3 have a new vampy autumnal collection out… First up, the polishes! Red Velvet – Red jelly polish. It’s a really nice classic with a twist – the jelly finish makes it look extra shiny!Blackberry Tart – Another classic colour with a jelly finish. …

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Face of Australia Lasting Looks Lip Creme swatches and review

I’ve had these beauties banging about in my handbag for a while, but haven’t gotten around to showing them off until now! Cult Aussie drugstore brand Face of Australia released these excellent lipsticks near the end of last year. The Lasting Looks Lip Cremes are vividly coloured, smooth as butter lip products with hardcore moisturising power, thanks to vitamin E …

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Winter dry skin skincare regimen

Since coming to Switzerland and experiencing my first European winter, my skin has simply freaked the fuck out. Lots of little bumps, dry patches, full on pimples that wouldn’t go away. Being super smart, I’d forgotten to bring my thickest winter creams, but I managed to work out a decent skincare routine with what I had and what I could …

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What’s in my handbag? Travel edition

I’m hoping it’s not just me and I’m not outing myself as an irredeemable weirdo – I LOVE looking at what beauty products other people use. I love going through other girls’ handbag stashes, and when I’m in someone’s bathroom I can’t resist taking a peek at what products they’ve got in there. (I can feel everyone revoking their dinner …

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Face of Australia Glossy Lip Crayons – comparison swatches

I posted swatches of the fantastic new Face of Australia Glossy Lip Crayons last week. Since the smooth moisturising texture is one of my favourite lip product finishes, there are quite a few similar products in my collection, so I thought I’d show you guys some comparison swatches. First up, against other brands: Face of Australia’s Pecan Pie is a …

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Burt’s Bees Lip Colour review and swatches

I’ve raved about Burt’s Bees very wearable lip shimmers in a previous blog post, and I’ve included a tube of their excellent lip balm in my giveaway, but Burt’s Bees also have other products in their new colour range too! First off, for the timid, there are the tinted lip balms. These give a very sheer wash of colour, which …

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My top 15 products of 2013

Check back here for my 2012 favourites! I road tested a LOT of products in 2013 – a veritable truckload! It’s been a long year, and looking back, it’s interesting to see which products I’ve actually incorporated into my regular routine, and which ones I loved at first, but ended up putting aside in favour of old favourites, or new …

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