My 5 Minute Make Up Routine

Monday, 24 April 2017

Adore Beauty Haul

It's been a year and a half since I last did a What's in my 5 Minute Make Up Bag post and I've really changed up my routine since I posted that. My oldest daughter started school last year and getting myself and 2 children ready before the bell goes has made a huge impact on my make up routine and how quickly I can get ready.

First Impressions: Nude By Nature Oval Brush Set

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Nude By Nature Oval Brush Set Review

It's nearly Mother's Day and Nude By Nature have knocked it out of the park with their 3 limited edition sets for Mother's Day. When I saw Kimberlie from I Shall Shop post about the Oval Brush Set, I knew that I had to have them!

Nude By Nature Oval Brush Set Review

Like all of Nude By Natures gift sets, they're packaged gorgeously. The outer cardboard packaging explains what the brushes are for. The inner packaging has a felt material holder to keep the brushes safe as well as plastic around the neck of the brushes. While the inner packaging is gorgeous, I don't know if it's practical and if people will keep the box. 

Nude By Nature Oval Brush Set Review

There are 3 brushes in the pack. The large brush is recommended for powder and liquid foundations. The medium brush works well with highlighting, blush and contouring. And finally the small brush is great for concealer.

Nude By Nature Oval Brush Set Review

One thing about these style of brushes is that they've been known to snap around the neck of the brush. These feel quite sturdy, but because they're still somewhat flexible, I would recommend being gentle on them to keep them from breaking.

While it's an unusual shape, after a use or two it becomes so easy to use. I like to use swiping, buffing and patting motions when I use these brushes, depending on what product I'm applying. 

The brush "hairs" are synthetic fibres so you can use both powder and creams with them. Because they're not real hair they're also a great set for those that are after cruelty free brushes.  

Nude By Nature Oval Brush Set Review

While they're all very soft and gentle, the largest brush is amazingly soft! It feels like bunnies snuggling into your skin! The small and medium brush feel a lot more dense and sturdy, so while they're soft the brush hairs don't have as much give as the large one does. 

Nude By Nature Oval Brush Set Review

I'm so glad that I bought these as they're beautiful brushes, in both function and from an aesthetically pleasing standpoint. Get in quick as I know my local store only had 2 left last week!

They retail for $49.95 and are only available from Priceline. Priceline are having 40% off make up on Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd of March. I'm not sure if the packs are included but if they are you should pick one up!

I hope that they release a larger set for Christmas as I would love to have some matching eye brushes to go with the set!

Will you be picking these up?
Amy, XO

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These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things... January and February Favourites 2017

Sunday, 12 March 2017

The last favourites post I did was my 2016 favourites post. At the end of January I still found that I was using a lot of products in that post and had just started testing new products, so I decided to hold off and combine my favourite products for January and February. 

I've been lucky to have found some new amazing brands as well as finding some incredible products that are not only featured in my month favourites but have become holy grail items.

What's Your Valentine's Day Beauty Look?

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Pre kids, Valentine's Day was always a favourite day for me. Any excuse to dress up, go out for dinner and swap presents is always my kind of day! But getting out of the house without the kids is now almost mission impossible.

One of my favourite things about Valentine's Day has to be figuring out what hair and make up to wear. Should you go vamp with red lips, girly with pink lips or go for a carefree nude colour? 

Priceline 40% Off Skincare Recommendations

Monday, 23 January 2017

It's that time of year again when we break out the credit cards and sprint to the nearest Priceline store for their 40% off skincare sale. This year they're hosting it over 3 days, both online and instore, starting off on Tuesday the 24th and finishing on Thursday the 26th of January. 

This is the perfect time to stock up on old favourites and also pick up products that have been on your wishlist for a while. I also love picking up more of the pricier products from brands like Antipodes, Dr LeWinn's, Skin Physics, Trilogy, Neostrata, Transformulas, Nuxe and Manuka Doctor. The 40% off makes a huge difference when a serum retails for $70!