Thursday, 21 November 2013

Its been months but I am back with HAUL :)

Hello Loves. I know its been months since I posted anything but the truth is I had nothing to write about. I have however been buying up a few things here and there over the past few weeks and thought I would do a haul for you today. I will be doing reviews and tutorials of/with these products in the coming weeks. 

Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette
Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder
Bare Minerals Foundation (sample)
Covergirl Whipped Creme Foundation
Covergirl Eye Rehab Concealer
NARS Anglika & Laguna combo
NARS Gold Member Cream highlighter
NARS Lip gloss - Anglika (mini)
Revlon Color Burst Matte Balms - Shameless, Audacious, Striking
NYX Extreme Lip Creams - Natural, Candy land
Cake Satin Sugar Dry Shampoo (mini)
LUSH Mint Julep Lip Scrub
Bdellium Brushes - 953, 990

I also picked up a few things I forgot about when taking these pictures.
Maybelline Colorsensational - Lavender Voltage
L'oreal Lash Out Butterfly Mascara
L'oreal Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara

I will be doing reviews soon but if you have any questions please ask away:) 

Sara xo

Monday, 30 September 2013

September Beauty Faves

Hello Loves, another month has flown by and its time to share my beauty faves once again. I am only sharing make-up loves from the past month since all my body/clothing/style faves are the same as last months:) 

Because my hair was varying shades of pink this past month (from fuchsia to bubble gum) I stuck to neutral/nude shades especially on my lips as to not compete with my hair. As of last night my hair is back to a normal brunette/red shade and although I am happy to be able to sport my beloved red/bright lip again, I now have a love for a nude lip:)

* JULEP Blank Canvas Mattyifying Primer - It does a great job of smoothing out the look of pores and lines and keeps my skin looking matte for a while.
* BOURJOIS 123 Perfection Foundation - Love this foundation. It is a full coverage foundation and when buffed into the skins leaves it looking flawless and not caked up.
MAYBELLINE Instant Age Rewind concealer - Awesome coverage and doesn't settle in my under eye lines.
* MAYBELLINE Instant Age Rewind Brightening Illuminateur - One of my favorite new products. Really brightens. I use it with concealer or just with foundation.
* DIOR Healthy Glow Blush (Rosy Glow) - I have mentioned this one many times now and its still a fave.

L'OREAL Double Extend Mascara - I love how the primer makes my lashes look and I've been using this all month. The only thing I dont like is how hard my lashes feel.
* PHYSCIANS FORMULA Eye Booster - This very fine tipped liner is very pigmented and actually helps my lashes look thicker and longer (nourishes them so they stop falling out). I have used this product for years.
*ESSENCE Stay No Matter What Eyeliner/Shadow - The color looks good with my green eyes and the product its self stay all day after it sets. Great for the price.
Eyelash Curler?? - My well used curler by TARTE broke and I had to run out and get a new one or I wouldn't be able to wear my glasses. Grabbed this one from Target for $4 and it fits my eye shape perfectly.

* RIMMEL Apocalips in 701 Stargazer - This is the only nude shade I own of these and I love it. Definitely not opaque like the others but gives a wash of beautiful gold shimmer.

Well there you have it:)

Sara xo

Saturday, 14 September 2013

The Palettes I keep reaching for - Sleek

Hey Loves. Lately I have put aside my usual matte neutral eye shadows (Urban Decay Naked Basics) and been choosing to wear more colorful and shimmering shades even opting for a smoky eye on occasion. If you have been following my posts you know for the past year or longer I have pretty much stuck to the same color palette letting my lipstick be the focus. 

The palettes I seem to be reaching for a lot lately are all from SLEEK. They are very pigmented and smooth. Just watch out for fallout when using them. The price of these palettes is awesome and I think the quality is better then many expensive high end shadows I own:)

Shangri-la Collection SUPREME

Ultra Mattes Darks
(I have 2 of this one)

(my favorite palette)

I did not pay for any of these myself, getting them in swaps and from a contest I won but I will be placing an order for more soon.
What do you think of Sleek shadows. Any suggestions on which ones I should order??

Sara xo

Friday, 13 September 2013

JULEP Bare Face Cleansing Oil Review

Hello Loves. I added a new product to my daily face cleansing routine and wanted to share it with you since I think its been doing wonders for my skin. 

A few weeks ago I received my Julep box for the month and in it was the Bare Face Cleansing Oil. I being a total newbie to the world of cleansing oils thought it would make my skin break out and/or feel like a oil slick .. not at all. After just a few uses I fell in love. It removes all my make-up and leaves my skin glowing and so soft like I just applied lotion (without feeling greasy). Not only does my skin feel wonderful but it looks great. I have had no breakouts at all since I added this to my routine, not even during "that time of the month". 

JULEP says this antioxidant-rich cleanser enriched with power cell complex contains a blend of Rosehip seed oil, Malvaceae Lipid Extract and Green coffee bean oil that offers age defying and cell regenerative benefits. 

How to use: Pump a liberal amount into dry hands and massage over dry face. Rinse with warm water.

Bare Face Cleansing Oil $22.40 (maven)/3.4 fl oz
Excuse the no make-up at all lol Ahhhhhh:)
I purchased this product with my own money and this review is my sincere thoughts on this product. You can find Julep Bare Face Cleansing Oil here

Sara xo

Friday, 6 September 2013


Hey there Lovelies, I got a Clothing Haul to share with you today. I gained some weight back in May and pretty much have to replace all my clothes season by season and this is what I have collected for fall (so far). 






@ Ardene
Leopard print and fake leather side stripes 2/$20
Black lace top dress Clearance rack $15

@ Winners
Leather look patches $20 (Dex)
Betsy Johnson purse $50

@ Bluenotes
All 4 were $30 each (but) buy 1 get 1 50% off 
Jean shirt $20
Lace crop top $10

@ Target
Knitted over sized sweater $25 @ Target (Mossimo)

I do have a few more things on my wish list for fall so I am sure I will see another haul or 2 from me this season:)

Sara xo

Friday, 30 August 2013

What I Loved in August xo

Hello Loves. I have missed writing up posts this Summer but taking a break while my kids were on vacation was necessary. I'm going to share with you what I've been loving this month (beauty & non-beauty) to get myself back into blogging again. Hope you enjoy and I'll be back with regular posts starting early next week:) xo

Perk Me Up -Skin Brightening Primer / NARS - Sin /
Accessorize - 6 Scandal
NYX - Rust 
RIMMEL Kate - 07 / Wet & Wild - Red Velvet (matte) / MAC - Please Me (matte) / MAC - High Tea
Teasing Brush / Baby Brush (smoothing teased hair) / Loreal Power Moisture Mask / Mini Bed Head Waver
* Shadows with a red tone to make my green eyes pop
* I still do my go to winged liner but smoked out/smudgy
* Liking nude lips again now that my tan is almost gone and my hair is so bright
* Fuller brows
* Blush with sheen
* Back to my bright hair colors:)
* Wearing barrel roles, victory rolls, curls and waves (TEASING)
* High waist everything (super high:))
* Crop tops
* Overalls/Dungarees
* Over size button ups (undone)
* Wedges
* Movies mostly from the 90s
* YouTube obsessed (again). I adore Shannon from Shaaanxo & Cherokee of The Cherry Doll Face. 

There you go. Now that my kids will be back at school this coming Tuesday I will be posting regularly again, at least a 2x week. A huge thanks to everyone that stuck around this Summer while nothing was happening here. Love you xo


Wednesday, 31 July 2013

July Favorites (Beauty and Non Beauty)

Hey Loves. I feel like all I have time to get up these days are monthly favorites posts this Summer since my kids being on break takes up most of my time. Well its time to share with you the products I used the most this month. 

Rimmer Wake Me Foundation / Rimmel Primer / Lancome Waterproof Concealer / NYX Blush - Natural
I have been mixing Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation  (only one that matches me right now) in with my Rimmel Primer to create a lighter coverage. 
Soap & Glory - Off the Wall Flower Palette / theBalm Nude'tude Palette / Maybelline Big Eyes
Double Mascara
Maybelline Vivids Lipstick - 860 Pink Pop
Real Techniques Brushes. Have used these daily since buying them months back.
My Hair Color this Summer. (if you are new here I am a Dark brunette naturally)

Now here are a few not beauty things Ive really liked this Summer so far.

Paolo Nutini , Wild Belle, Big Brother, Teen Wolf, True Blood, 
X Factor Australia, Photo Shoots and Photo Editing, Working out outside, Swimming and spending time with my kids and my man:)

Sara xo