Woops, I went shopping…

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What’s new? I’ve been shopping and there’s a dent in my bank account. It was a quick trip into Adelaide, so quick that I spent almost all my shopping time┬ádragging my brother through the Myer complex and making him sit in Mecca while I drooled over Nars. Anyway! If you’re interested I’ll give you all a quick run down on what I got and my thoughts so far, I’m sure I’ll do a proper review once I’ve become more familiar with the products.

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First things first, I’ll get the only non-beauty related product out the way. I got this gorgeous knit from General Pants Co for only $45 which was originally $89.95. I was pretty impressed with that little bargain especially since I missed out on most of the Boxing Day and New Years Sales. Although it won’t be out to proper use now as where I live we’ve been fighting 40 degree heat in the recent days (apart from today where it started bucketing down with rain), I know that it will get to proper use during winter and when I travel to Europe at the end of the year.
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Next is my favourite purchase of the day, Nars Sheer Glow foundation and pressed powder! For the past couple of years I’ve been wearing high coverage, thick make up to hide my skin that is definitely not the greatest. But whilst doing that, it’s only making it worse. After watching lots of my favourite beauty channels on YouTube I decided to try out Sheer Glow as I’d seen Zoella use it so many times. It doesn’t have as much coverage as what my True Match does but I love it already. It feels so light on the skin and is so easy to build in just my problem areas. To cover any blemishes that I have I just use my Napoleon Pro Palette concealer with my finger to dab onto my spots, this melts the concealer into the skin to blend it in more. Then just dusting a small amount of the pressed powder on my face gives that tiny little bit of extra coverage. Whilst I was getting matched by one of the attendants in Mecca she told me that the Sheer Glow foundation is actually designed to be applied with the hands which I found so odd since I’m such an anti hands applier when it comes to foundation but if any of you have the Sheer Glow foundation it would definitely be something to try out.

I got the Sheer Glow foundation in ‘Gobi’ and the Pressed Powder in ‘Siberia’, then I also got a pump for the foundation. The foundation was $59 and powder was $64 whilst the pump was only $4 all at Mecca Cosmetica.

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I also quickly popped into Lush and picked up some bath bombs. I got ‘Butterball’ and ‘Honey Bee’, they both smell so sweet. I have a thing with Lush where I love to collect the bath bombs but don’t want to ever use them because they smell gorgeous and look cool, although they do look even better in the bath.

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Aside from my purchases in Adelaide, on Wednesday I got my hair done and picked these up whilst I was at the hairdressers. These little hair ties are amazing for your hair, they don’t leave any lines in your hair if you have it up and then put it down and they minimise breakage. They come in packs of three, I opted for the clear pack for my now even blonder hair. Once you’ve been using the same invisibobble for a bit it stretchs out so you rotate onto the next one and in no time at all it’s brand new again unlike normal hair ties which once they’re stretched, they’re gone!

I hope you all enjoyed my purchases, I’m sure there will be more soon,

Kayla xx.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Helloooooo everyone! Yet again, it’s been quite a long time, things have been hectic, again.

I think something that I need to make sure of in the new year is to make time for the things that I like to do (like this) as well as my other day to day things like work. My main new years resolution for 2015 is to do things for me and not for anyone else. I am the kind of person who is constantly worrying about others opinions on the things that I do that it’s just beyond ridiculous. For example, I worked my butt off to save up for a new car but then felt bad for thinking of selling my old one (I think watching Cars the movie as a child made me believe that cars had real feelings). But why should I really be so worried over that and what others opinions would be, I worked hard for a reason. I then realised that the people around me the most and who were the most highly influencial over me were moving on and doing things for themselves as well. Not that I was ever neglected or put to the side, I just realised that I am the one in charge of my own happiness and can’t rely on others for the answers to this. I started this new frame of mind part way through December but have made it my main new years resolution so that I’m made to stick to it. My other resolutions include to do well in the first year of university (absolutely smashed year 12 with an amazing result, very proud that the effort was well worth it) and to become more independent leaving the nest and living by myself in the big smoke (wouldn’t call Adelaide the big smoke but close enough is good enough, eh?), and lastly to save all my pennies for an overseas trip to Europe at the end of the year, hopefully getting to swing past Japan on the way to visit my host family from two years ago.

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Extremely sadly this was my most decent picture taken on New Year’s Eve, never the less I’ll still give you a rundown on the outfit and make up!

Outfit

  • Top: MinkPink
  • Skirt: Assembly
  • Shoes: Cotton On

Makeup:

  • MAC Oil Control Lotion
  • Maybelline Age Rewind Primer
  • Loreal True Match Foundation
  • Napoelon Perdis Pro-Palette Concealer
  • Napoleon Perdis Flushing Blush
  • Benefit Gimme Brow
  • Napoleon Perdis Bronze Age Eyeshadow
  • Napoleon Perdis Peep Show Madame Fantasia Mascara
  • Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder
  • Revlon Matte Colour Balm in Complex (to line)
  • Revlon Jungle Peach Lipstick (to fill lips)

I hope you all had a very lovely Christmas and I wish you all the very best for 2015, sending you loads of love, hugs and kisses,

Kayla xx.