Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Give the gift of Bella Box

*not sponsored


Back in 2013, I joined the Bella Box subscription service and stayed around for a few months but ended up not being over impressed and cancelled.

Monday, 19 December 2016

2016 with Rimmel



I think you'd agree with me when I say Rimmel SLAYED the new releases in 2016. Bringing out something new almost every single month and with such great variety isn't easy in the cosmetic world but they managed to release product after product and they always impressed me!

Now I didn't manage to pick up every release but I did get a lot of them so here are some of the releases from Rimmel in 2016!

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Life in... November


This is the first you've heard from me in a while! And the reason is that November was filled with sleepless nights! Little man is teething like no tomorrow and he just can't deal with the pain during the night. Before I get in to what else we got up to whilst not sleeping, if any Mummas have any tips to help, I would love to hear in the comments!

Friday, 11 November 2016

Am I a REAL Mum??

When you're pregnant or a new Mum, every post on Facebook seems to be about pregnancy and babies (because let's face it, as soon as you find out, you follow every baby related Facebook page you can find).

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

SWATCHED: Shanghaisuzy SS 16/17 Collection


Shanghai Suzy was the first brand to ever contact me to try and review their products so I think this brand will always hold a soft spot in my heart.

Monday, 7 November 2016

CHRISTMAS WITH IT COSMETICS


Looking for a gorgeous yet affordable gift to get your bestie, sister, girlfriend, wife, mother in law or co worker? Look no further!

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Achilles: Six Months

 
Yes, you read that correctly, our little man is six months old.

In lieu of my 'Life in October' post, here is an Achilles update.


Monday, 31 October 2016

How long does it take to lose weight?


OK STOP right there.

I want to ask you WHY you typed this question in to Google or WHY you were drawn to this post?

More and more I am seeing women comment on progress photos asking 'how long did it take you to lose the weight' or asking in general "How long does it take to lose 20kg?"

THERE IS NO ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION ... let me tell you why!

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

My confession


I have a confession and it's one I have been thinking about sharing with you guys for a while now.. this has taken a hell of a lot of guts...

Monday, 24 October 2016

NEW IN: PHILOSOPHY Purity Skin Care


SPRING is well and truly here (well in Queensland anyway) and I like to celebrate a change of season with a change of skin care routine.

In comes the new Facial Cloths from the Philosphy Purity range and I, being a facial wipe lover myself (don't judge I'm a mum and on the odd occasion, I like to indulge in a quick facial wipe cleanse to speed up the make up removal process), jumped at the chance to give them a try and even try out some other Purity products I hadn't tried yet.

Monday, 17 October 2016

RIDE OR DIE Makeup Challenge




The gorgeous Sarah from Bows & Pleats tagged me to do the JACLYN HILL RIDE OR DIE MAKE UP CHALLENGE and I am SO excited... can you tell?

I know we do monthly favourites but this is a chance to really think about that ONE product we just couldn't live without. You can read Sarah's here and keep reading if you want to know all about my RIDE OR DIE make up products!

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Life In: September









I cannot believe it's over! Gosh it went so fast! If it weren't for planning for this post I would actually have no idea what I did in September! Just another good reason to keep them coming! I hope everyone had an amazing September.. here is a little bit about mine! 

Monday, 26 September 2016

10 AUSTRALIAN FIT MUMS YOU MUST BE FOLLOWING ON INSTAGRAM!

Following on from my '10 Australian Beauty Bloggers You MUST be Following on Instagram' I thought I would share with you my other favourite type of account to follow, FIT MUMS!

I've actually been following most of these women since before I was even pregnant and they've inspired me through my whole journey to healthy.

They are each inspiring and amazing in their own ways. They are all so different yet are all inspiring hundreds of thousands of people to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. We need more of these types of women in the world.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Nail Art Workshop: Bloggers United Australia & Mermaid Julisa Collab


The wonderful women behind Mermaid Julisa!

Bloggers United is one of the best thing that's happened to Brisbane Bloggers!

I am so honoured to be a Brisbane representative and have the opportunity to help the Brisbane blogging community to finally get the chance to attend events and get hands on involvement with brands.

Our latest collab is with the amazing women who run one of the best nail polish lines in Aus - Mermaid Julisa.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Monday, 5 September 2016

Life in: August

Welcome to my first ever "Life In:". I feel like I don't get to share as much with you all as I would like and I LOVE reading other blogger's monthly catch ups (especially Sarah from Bows & Pleats) so I thought I would do my own!

So if you're interested in hearing a little more about what goes on in my personal life, keep on reading!

Friday, 2 September 2016

10 Australian Beauty Bloggers you MUST be folllowing on Instagram


 If you want to keep up with the latest beauty releases in Aus, these are the bloggers you need to follow! You'll get a good mix of info, swatches and make up looks from my favourite Aussie bloggers!

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

The Five Minute Invisible face mask

A photo posted by Tahana Lee (@tahanalee) on
Cosmetiques De France boasts three of the best skin care ranges in the world having Bioderma, Nuxe and Uriage in their brand portfolio.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Five Reasons I Almost Gave up on Breast Feeding



To coincide with World Breastfeeding Week, I thought I would share my experience with you all and some of the challenges I have faced!

Did you know that by three months of age, only 39% of babies are exclusively breastfed and by six months of age, that drops to just 15%!

Whilst I was shocked at how low these percentages were, having experienced breastfeeding first hand now, I understand just how HARD it is!

It's not as simple as you might think. I thought it would be a walk in the park. How hard could be be? It's a natural thing that happens...naturally...right?! Well...sort of...and for some women, yes but for others, it's a different story.

I was lucky enough to have Achilles latch on within minutes of giving birth and whilst we haven't had any issues with supply, there have been times where I just wanted to give up and here they are!

Monday, 1 August 2016

Beauty Quickie with L'Oréal Magic Retouch

If you're looking for a super quick way to conceal your regrowth or greys inbetween salon visits, then look no further!


Monday, 11 July 2016

SWATCHED AND REVIEWED: NEW MAYBELLINE VIVID MATTE LIQUID LIPSTICKS*


 These freshly launched liquid matte lipsticks should be making their way in to your local Maybelline stockist as we speak (if they aren't there already).

Monday, 4 July 2016

REVIEWED: Mia Hoyto Skin Care

I've decided I am going to go on a skin care review rampage! I have tried so many over the last six months and rather than just including some of the products in favourites or empty posts, I thought I would review entire ranges individually to help you decide which lines may be suited to you.

Whilst I have normal-dry skin. My partner Ben also uses the same skin care as I do and he has slightly oily and acne prone skin so we can give some thoughts from both sides.



Friday, 1 July 2016

June Favourites 2016


SIX months until Christmas! And six months until my 29th birthday! 1.5 more years of my twenties! Planning to make the most of it! As per usual, this month has gone super quick! This month was filled with events so I've been super busy.

Here are the faves from JUNE!

Monday, 20 June 2016

Achilles - The First Two Months

 
Wow... two months! I really don't want to be all cliche and say how fast time has gone but there really is a reason everyone says it!

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Bloggers United AU Brisbane Event

Nikita and Jasmine (click names for their blogs) created Bloggers United Australia (BUA) as a platform for bloggers all over Australia to come together to form a supportive blogging community.


Tuesday, 7 June 2016

May Favourites


 This should really be called my May NON BABY related favourites because if I am honest, this month my favourites have been my breastfeeding pillow, my nipple cream (oh screw it, I threw it in here anyway), my Baby Bjorn baby carrier and fruit toast (breast feeding cravings are worse than  pregnancy cravings I swear!). I rarely wear make up at the moment but I've been trying out a few new products when I do and as always, I'm trying new skin care and I have a few products I have fallen in love with.


Saturday, 21 May 2016

Brazilian Beauty Peptide Infusion Facial



With a newborn in the house, any opportunity to get pampered is jumped on! When the pampering has an added bonus of helping your skin look firmer and more hydrated, then you can't really say no!

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Last Minute Mother's Day gift ideas with Jurlique

If I know my Mum, she probably wants everything from the Jurlique counter however, I have picked out her favourites - the Rose Collection!


Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Blitzing Beauty in 15 Minutes

 As a brand new mum (Achilles is three weeks old now), I've come to realise how hard it really is to fit your beauty regime in with the feeding and changing and holding (because he always wants to be held and he is so damn cute how can I not?!). I've teamed up with Brazilian Beauty in time for Mother's Day to bring Mum's a few tips on a quick beauty routine which includes dedicating 15 minutes to beauty each day which is perfect because if I actually want to eat and leave the house, 15 minutes is really all I have! 

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

My Birth Story - Achilles

It is actually really funny how this all starts. April 10, four days before due date and we FINALLY finish packing the hospital bags throwing in my beauty products and some spare clothes and things for Ben as well.


Friday, 22 April 2016

Book Review: Slim Businez



“Not perfect, but perfectly practical”

I actually really enjoyed reading this book. Which, if I am being honest, surprised me. I expected it to be a book hating on big corporations, offering no evidence to back up claims made, or to be preaching some weird, pseudo-fitness ideal as per the usual self help book.



Wednesday, 6 April 2016

March 2016 Favourites



Ok so it's April... don't panic.. I'm not about to be a Mum any second now or anything! This year is literally going by in a flash but I guess I can't complain because most women seem to say how the third trimester of pregnancy lasts forever. Not for me! Even though maternity leave is pretty boring without actually having the baby yet. Everything is done and ready, we just need A now!


Monday, 4 April 2016

Reviewed: Trefiel Face Mask


I got sent this gorgeous little mask from Trefiel a couple of months ago but my skin had been so amazing due to pregnancy, I didn't want to use it until I felt like I needed it. Well.... in true pregnancy hormone style, last week, my skin completely broke out like it never had before (see photos below). I have NEVER had forehead breakouts ever in my life so this is really strange and horrible for me!

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Pregnancy Friendly Skin Care Ranges I LOVE


 
For the last 38 weeks, my skin has changed at least 100 times! Some days it's oily, some days it's dry, some days it's super dry and some days I am glowing and have the most perfect skin in the world and then today, I have blemishes ALL over my face - oh the joys!


Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Supplements 101



Supplements. They're everywhere! If you follow any health and fitness bloggers on Instagram you've probably seen them advertising every supplement under the sun but do you know what they're actually for and what they can do for you?

Today Ben and I will go over the basic supplements available at your local supplement store and what they are used for and how and when to use them to get the best out of them!


Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Our Baby Shower

Sunday, March 13 was our baby shower, held at our apartment. After my initial host cancelled Mum, Ben and I took over and managed to plan the most perfect day! Ben was supposed to work on the day but his shift was cancelled so we decided it would be fun if he stayed and I honestly am so glad he was there, I loved being able to share the day with him and open the presents together, I really don't understand why it's not more of a couple thing. I really loved having him there!


Monday, 21 March 2016

Win $10, 000 with Sumo Salad!

Sumo Salad would have to be one of our favourite places to eat out or get a giant salad to bring home!

Until April 20, Sumo Salad are giving you a chance to win $10,000 just by designing your own salad!


10 Gym Bag Beauty Essentials



Just because it's frowned upon to wear make up to the gym, it doesn't mean you can't carry around some beauty products to ensure you keep your skin looking amazing and your body smelling great before, during and after your workout.


Sunday, 6 March 2016

Launched: Elizabeth Arden Flawless Start Instant Perfecting Primer

Yesterday,  Saturday March 5, Elizabeth Arden launched their new primer - Flawless Start Instant Perfecting Primer AUD$48.00 - available at your local Elizabeth Arden counter.




Friday, 4 March 2016

Pregnancy update 34 weeks

I just realised it has been quite a while since I have done a pregnancy update. I believe my last one was at 18 weeks.

So here we are 16 weeks later and I've double in size...tripled maybe haha.. compare below and judge for yourself!


Reviewed: Palmer's Organic Coconut Oil & Vitamin E Range

These AMAZING Palmer's products launched back in January and I have been testing them out ever since. I must say I am definitely in love with this range even more than their cocoa butter formula which really surprised me because..have you tried that range too?! The smell of this collection is incredibly relaxing and I think that works really well for me at the moment. I definitely recommend you try a few products from this line for yourself!

 

 

Monday, 29 February 2016

10 tips to make your hair grow faster

A lot of my friends have been commenting on how much my hair has grown in the past 6-12 months. I definitely have my hair care routine down to a T and I know it makes a world of difference! Try these tips out and see how you go!

Thursday, 25 February 2016

How To: Stay Healthy When Travelling

Being a former flight attendant, I know all too well the difficulties of staying healthy and active whilst travelling especially when it's for work and you're pressed for time.



Monday, 22 February 2016

Why you don't need to detox



*Please note, I am more than supportive of incorporating tea & juice in to your regular, well balanced diet. This post is aimed at the programs that encourage people to solely rely on a tea or a juice or certain foods during a certain period of time. 




Friday, 12 February 2016

Monday, 8 February 2016

Rimmel London Australia The Only 1 Lipstick | Swatches and Review

The new no compromise all in 1 lipstick!


Image courtesy of Rimmel London Au Instagram


Malouf Pharmacies Australian Brand Showcase

There is nothing I love more than supporting Australian brands. Malouf Pharmacies has been my go to Pharmacy for years for that reason and when I was lucky enough to receive an inviation to their Australian Brand Showcase, I couldn't have been more excited to learn about brands from our own backyard.


Tuesday, 2 February 2016

January Favourites


 Well...didn't January just feel like it went for about three days?! Whoever said the last trimester of pregnancy felt like years, was completely wrong. The time is just flying by! I've been loving and trying so many different products this month, it was hard to narrow it down to just a few.. so I chose nine. But all nine are amazing and with the amount of products I'll be using this month and already loving, I just know I'll have at least ten for next month!


Monday, 1 February 2016

Valentines Day Beauty Prep Tips from Brazilian Beauty CEO Francesca Webster




Valentine's Day Beauty Prep Tips: How To Get Ready For February 14


It’s the time of year to send a little bit of time on yourself, even if you have a Valentine or not, everyone should feel beautiful on Valentine’s Day. Brazilian Beauty’s CEO and Founder, Francesca Webster, gives us her top tips on how to look your best for Cupid's special day. 


Friday, 29 January 2016

How To: Shop Healthy on a Budget


 
If there is one thing I have learned from the past few months of living as a couple on one pay check, it's how to shop healthy on a budget (and I am talking tight budget!).


Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Friday, 22 January 2016

Launched: Palmers Organic Coconut Oil + Vitamin E Range

"Palmer's launches with it's most decadent formula to date : Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula with Vitamin E"

Palmers have just made it a hell of a lot easier for us to get our daily dose of coconut oil (at such affordable prices) coming out with a range of four coconut oil + vitamin E based products! The formula is now available in a body lotion, body cream, hand cream and body oil (I think the oil is going to be my favourite!)


Monday, 18 January 2016

The Primer Party

When you're beauty obsessed and on top of that, you're a beauty blogger, you end up with A LOT of products. I feel like I have tried thousands of primers over the last year.

Here are the ones I've tried recently. Some I love, some I hate, some would be better suited to other skin types.



Friday, 15 January 2016

Weight loss HOW TO in reverse: What NOT to do if you want to lose weight

I see so many rubbish weight loss tips circling the internet. Ones that I have followed in the past thinking they would help and now realise how horrible they are and how they actually sabotaged my healthy lifestyle and actually resulted in a really unhealthy way of thinking in regards to weight loss and obtaining a healthy lifestyle.


Monday, 11 January 2016

Empties 2016 #1


I honestly thought I was hoarding way more empties than this because I even brought them with me when we moved in early December... Maybe they're still hiding in a box I haven't unpacked yet. If I find them, I'll include them in the next empties post!


 
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