Wednesday, 13 November 2013

The Broke Aussie Girl's Naked Palette

Hey everyone! Got a different type of post for you today, an eyeshadow review! And it's not just any review. It's a Naked Palette dupe! If you're into beauty, you'll definitely have the Urban Decay palette, or you would have seen it and wanted it!
Sadly though, in Australia it's really hard to get. Its only available on one website (the Beauty Bay), or you could go through eBay. I probably wouldn't suggest eBay though as it will most likely be a fake; if its too good to be true then it probably is. I fell for it, and actually bought one from eBay which was a fake. I complained though and got my money back and got to keep the palette!
Although its not as great as the real one, it's still sooo pigmented and it'll do until I can get my hands on the real one.
I found this other dupe in Myer, its Chi Chi's 'Nudes' palette, and I'm in love! Its not quite as pigmented as the eBay copy, but doesn't have as much fall out and stays nicely on your lids.
Top - Chi Chi 'Nudes' Palette
Bottom - Naked Palette fake via Ebay

Swatches from Chi Chi's Nudes Palette

I'll do another post for you in a few months because I'm planning on getting the Naked palette for Christmas! Have any of you Australian girls bought it from the Beauty Bay? How was the shipping? I'm worried it's going to get ruined in transit! 
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Saturday, 2 November 2013

Feelin Green

Yes, I know I should have ironed my shirt. In my defence those lines didn't look as pressed in in real life! Anyway, this leather skirt is becoming my favourite, so wearable and super flattering! I love my skater skirts and this is no different. Had my last day of uni today (yay!) and wore this out for drinks after. Still have my exams, but I can't believe I've nearly finished my first year of uni! Feels like I finished school yesterday, where has this year gone?! 
I have a pretty exciting post coming up for you soon, any Aussie beauty gurus that follow my blog will (hopefully) be excited as I am! As you would know, the Urban Decay Naked Palette is near to impossible to get your hands on in Australia. And I've found some pretty decent dupes for less than half the price! Keep tuned because I'll be posting it within the next few days.

Top - I.D.S via Parliament Clothing, Skirt - Jorge via Parliament Clothing, Necklace - Rubi, Bag - Nasty Gal, Shoes - Betts
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Friday, 25 October 2013

Floral and Leather

 Hey girls! Got another outfit post for you today! I know I have a lot of printed jackets but I couldn't resist when I saw this on The Iconic. It was down from $110 to $40! I'm also pretty happy with my hat as well, $2 from Cotton On! Gotta love those sales. Have you guys picked up anything good at the sales lately?

 Jacket - Oneoneseven Smoking Print via The Iconic, Boots - Spurr via The Iconic, Top - Dotti, Skirt - Jorge via Parliament, Hat - Cotton on/Rubi
Anyway, Uni has nearly finished for the year, so that means I'll have time for more outfit posts!
There have been quite a few things I've wanted lately, once I pick up some more shifts at work I might splurge. I'm on the hunt for a new concealer, I would love some advice on one I should try! I've been thinking about the Collection 200 concealer, I'd have to buy it on ebay. Have any of you tried it?
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Saturday, 19 October 2013

Napoleon Perdis Devine Goddess Lipstick in Eros

Hey everyone! Got another beauty review for you today, on this gorgeous Napoleon Perdis Lipstick! I had $35 left on my gift card, and these lipsticks had such gorgeous packaging I had to get one. While choosing which colour to get (I am extremely indecisive), I was torn between getting a more neutral colour which I could wear more often. But whats the fun in that when you could get a colour as beautiful as this! Its not quite red but more of a berry. I'm still to try it out on a night out, but from what I've tried so far I think it'll past the test. It's extremely long wearing - I had a shower before bed and when I woke up my lips were still stained! It also feels really nice on your lips, didn't dry mine out at all, which is unusual for a lipstick!

 I'll definitely post an update on how it lasts on a night out; don't know if its just me, but my makeup gets very messy once I've been dancing and drinking!
I'm thinking of wearing a black outfit, but might even wear it with the blue top I'm wearing in the top picture. What colours would you wear with it?
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Saturday, 12 October 2013

African print

Good morning my lovely followers! Found this top in Temt and fell in love! And of course, its printed! Wore it today down the coast with my family for a picnic, and its so comfortable! Usually clothes with cut outs aren't the most practical to wear out everyday, but this top is so lovely and perfect for the hot weather we've been having lately.

 Top - Temt, Shorts - Dotti, Bag - Kardashian Kollection, Sunnies - Princess Polly, Sandals - Betts,
 How has everyone been lately? Uni finishes in like 3 weeks and it can't come soon enough! I'm sure I'll be posting (and spending money) a LOT more. Had a bit of trouble finding outfits to post for you lately! I feel like I spend my life buying clothes and still have nothing to wear.
After the picnic today we went shopping and I bought a gorgeous new NP lipstick in this beautiful berry red shade, planning a post for you in the coming week!

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Friday, 11 October 2013

DIY Levi shorts two ways

I don't know if other people have a similar problem, but I really struggle finding shorts that suit me! I really like high-waisted styles, but at the same time I like them to be a decent length. And in the shops currently it seems that you can only have one or the other; the high-waisted ones show your bum cheeks and the modest length ones are not flattering for those love handles. 
Its the same with the ripped shorts too.. They never have the perfect rips.
Writing this, I realise I'm probably being OCD, but why is it so hard to find the perfect pair of shorts!
While attempting to solve this issue, I went on a trip to Vinnies (but I'm sure every op-shop would have them), and picked up two pairs of old fashioned Levi jeans. I then spent the day cutting and bleaching them

With this pair, I cut them off to my desired length, and then soaked them in a tub of bleach. I rotated them at 5 minute intervals to make sure the colour was consistant. Also remember if you're doing this, they will look darker when wet - so don't wait until the colour looks perfect to stop bleaching. Also, they will continue to lose colour when you remove them - to solve this, you can soak them in a bucket of vinegar. Once they were dried I frayed the bottoms by pulling the threads loose.

Original colour and cuffed:
These ones were pretty simple, just cut them to the desired length (a bit longer to leave room for the cuff), and then frayed them a bit and folded over the edges!

(I know the cuffs here aren't even but thats just my bad folding skills!)
What do you guys think of them? And which ones do you prefer?
I'd love to hear of different ways you've customised your old clothes, or someone elses!
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Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Napoleon Perdis Ultimate Contour Palette Review

Hey dolls! Today I have a different kind of post for you, a review!! I got a $100 gift voucher for Napoleon Perdis for my birthday and finally spent it! I tried a few of their foundations, but I don't really think they make their foundations for my exact shade. They looked fine in the mirror at their stall, but in the bright lights of Myer I looked like an oompa loompa. So I thought I'd get this beautiful palette which I am extremely happy with! It was $60, but it's so pigmented I definitely think it's worth it. 
The highlighter is definitely my favourite. I don't wear much bronzer as my skin is so pale, but I love blush and highlighter to add some colour to my face.
Overall I'd definitely recommend this!!

Ultimate Contour Palette - Napoleon Perdis
In the photos I'm wearing all three, the contour, colour and highlighter.
As for the other makeup I'm wearing, my trusty Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24h Foundation, Maybelline One by One mascara, Maybelline eyeliner, Bourjois touche healthy mix concealer, and Maybelline Baby Lips lip gloss.
And if you're interested, my top is from General Pants!
Have you tried any products from Napoleon Perdis? If so, I'd love tips on what I should buy with the remaining $40!
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Sunday, 29 September 2013


Hello to my lovely readers! Picked up this dress down the coast yesterday and I couldn't wait to share it with you! I was shopping in Ally, which is known for copying certain aspects or prints of more well known brands. This dress reminded me so much of one on Urban Outfitters by Pins and Needles which I've lusted over foreverrrr, but I didn't want to fork out $70 for a dress I couldn't try on. Definitely think I hit the jackpot when I found this for $20! After looking at the Urban Outfitters version when I got home, it's not as close as match as I thought but its still pretty similar. To be honest I actually prefer the colours and sleeves on mine!

Dress - Ally (on sale $20), similar (here) at Urban Outfitters, Shoes - Betts
Although I know it's a total rip off to the total designers, I do love finding a good copy of a MinkPink dress or another expensive piece of clothing (cause lets face it, I buy so many clothes I can't afford it!) Another favourite store for this would be Valleygirl. 
Do you guys like finding a bargin like this?! 
Ps.. I'm trying really hard to stop buying patterned clothes! I promise!!
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Monday, 23 September 2013

Welcome to the jungle

I couldn't believe it when I found this dress in shops! I had seen a similar bodycon version on Charissa Rae, and a shirt version on Amy Valentine, but both were sold out by the time I saw their posts. Of course, I loved the print. Check out the hat I got today from Rubi shoes! I've wanted a floppy hat for so long, but was a bit hesitant of getting a felt one as I thought it'd be too hot for spring. I've also ordered a natural straw colour one from their online store which I'm waiting to arrive.

Dress - Blossom (also at City Beach), Sandals - Betts, Hat - Rubi
It was so hot today that I was even too hot in this outfit, but that hat would be perfect for the beach.
Do you guys like it? What do you think of the print? Can't wait to hear from you :)

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Topshop Lips in Brighton Rock

Hey lovelies, thought I'd do a post today on this lipstick that arrived the other day! I placed an order from Topshop, (opps), and bought quite a few things. I've always wanted to try a Topshop lipstick so I thought I'd add this to my order! I had to pay for shipping though, and just my luck, the next day a free shipping code for Australia came out :(
I looked at photos of it on other blogs, and it looked really different on everyone. I found it to be much more neon than I expected!
I don't wear lipstick all the time as my lips are so dry its just not pretty! This one applied really nicely and felt really nice on my lips, but after a while became really cracked. I found it stays nicely with a layer of lipbalm over/under it.

As I'm so pale I really find it nice to have some colour on my lips!
What do you guys think of the colour? What other makeup would you wear with it?
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Saturday, 21 September 2013

Golden elephants

Hey everyone! Have another post for you today, in my favourite dress! Don't know why I saved this post for so long. It's another beauty from MinkPink, one of my favourite brands, who make the most adorable dresses. And I love anything elephants! 
I usually wear it with a belt because it's more flattering, as the style is very smock like. I do love myself a smock dress but they really don't do your figure any favours! 

 Dress - MinkPink 'Pride Lands' Dress
The back's not the most flattering thing, especially with the belt, but if I'm at uni or something I'll wear a black cami underneath so it hides some of that white!
I usually pair it with a plain black bag and black sandals, as the pattern is so busy I don't like to draw attention away from it.
How would you style it?
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Sunday, 15 September 2013

Confessions of a shopaholic

Surprise Surprise.. I went shopping and bought more aztec! Just the one thing I didn't need! But I could't resist when I saw this in Glassons.. and it was on sale! 
I really better stop spending so much if I ever want to go overseas. But pretty clothes are so tempting!
I definitely admit that I'm a shopaholic! Good thing I work so much and never spend over $100 on an item of clothing!
How do you like the cream wall behind me? I went for a drive this morning and thought it looked perfect for a post, and a different look to my usual. It's so much easier to see what I'm wearing than if I'm standing in front of random greenery. 

Jacket - Glassons, Necklace - Rubi, Top - Sportsgirl, Bracelet - Lovisa, Skirt - Hipster
On my wish list on the moment is a black dress, preferably a shift dress. I find that's the only kind of item that goes with patterned jackets like this. 
How would you style this jacket? I'd love to hear from you!
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