Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Mother's Day Gift Suggestions Karen Murrell LVL Hair Garbo & Kelly Overnight Sensation Palette

It's Mother's Day here in Australia on Sunday and I wanted to post some wonderful gift ideas for either yourself if you're a mum or to buy for your mum! I think Mother's Day is a really great opportunity to buy something for your mum that she wouldn't buy herself. 

While it might sound sappy, it's not really about the gift that you buy but about the thought and effort you've put in to finding her the perfect present.

Reviewed: BYS Berries Eyeshadow Palette. Is It An Anastasia Modern Renaissance Dupe?

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

BYS Berries Palette Anastasia Modern Renaissance Dupe

The Anastasia Modern Renaissance palette is one of those products that took the beauty community by surprise. Here was a palette than wasn't a nude palette that suddenly everyone needed. More and more brands are coming out with palettes that are inspired by the oranges and pinks from the MR palette and the latest one is the BYS Berries Palette.

I had heard about this on Instagram and originally while I thought it was pretty I decided I didn't need it. Then when I went to see it in person and it wasn't in store I NEEDED it!! I finally got my hands on it, so here's my review!

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.