Saturday, November 1, 2014

ASOS Wishlist | November


A few hours late at getting an October wishlist done ( I'm somehow still up at 2.30am -__-) so guess I'll make this my November one :) I must have that rose gold star choker... so pretty.

x Vanessa


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

VIDEO | October Favourites ♥

Above is my latest youtube video which has all my favourite items from the month of October. Everything from makeup to skincare, perfume, music, youtubers, candles and more. I'll try and do one of these at the end of every month to fill you in on some good products.

Hope you enjoy and if you want to stay up to date, please subscribe to my channel :)

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation,
Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Colour "Plumberry"
OPI "Alpine Snow"
Lancome Eau De Parfum "La Vie Est Belle",
Lancome Genefique Youth Activating Cream
Country Road bowl and cup
Glasshouse Candle "Rio De Janeiro"
Peter Alexander nightie
Lessons From Madame Chic book

x Vanessa

Packing for the warmer weather

 As the weather warms up the transition into shorts, skirts and sandals becomes a whole lot more comfortable. If you're getting away knowing your destination will be warm, but worried about the potential random chill-factor, the safest bet is to take a cardi. I take a cardi pretty much everywhere I go. They typically don't crinkle if you want to stuff it into your bag. You can use it as a blanket while travelling and it's just an easy thing to sling over your shoulders or tie around your waist while moving about.

The best comfort shoe to purchase for the new season is definitely the espadrille. Becoming available in all sorts of colours you can find the perfect match for the rest of your packed clothing. They're also a quick and easy slip-on-and-go type of shoe.

Camis are your best friend when packing light, and a couple of interesting necklaces can draw attention away from if you happen to wear the same thing twice. A cleanser that doubles as a body wash and shampoo is handy (pour into a small travel-size bottle). Add a lightweight neutral skirt, the perfect denim shorts, a bold red lipstick for nights out and pack everything into a beautiful weekender bag.

x Vanessa


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

REVIEW | Loreal Infallible 24H Stay Fresh Foundation

I thought rather than doing a "first impression" on this foundation it might be a better idea to give you a run-down on it after having used it for the past couple of months.

So before purchasing the Loreal Infallible foundation I'd been using Covergirl TruBlend in the shade Ivory going through bottle after bottle. One day I walked into Priceline and this brand new foundation was on a stand right at the entrance and I thought, what the heck... I'll give it a go.

I chose the shade True Beige which is the 2nd lightest. Usually I'd go for the lightest but it seemed like that one was for very fair skin so I grabbed this one instead and I've been pretty happy with the colour of it, although I did think it was a bit too yellow/orange for me, but after asking my boyfriend he couldn't seem to tell which I guess is a good sign. If I was to get it again I'd probably go the lightest shade and then give some colour to my face with a powder or bronzer. My skin can be quite red in areas and it just evened it out completely.

The coverage is amazing and the consistency is quite thick. It's definitely full coverage and you can build it up to the extent you want. It just leaves a really smooth, even finish. For me personally it has the very slightest dewy look to it in certain areas of my face once I've just applied, and then throughout the day it starts to shine around my nose and chin. My cheeks and forehead stay flawless though, I guess as my skin is dryer in those areas.

I have to say this foundation does feel heavy on your skin when you wear it. The Covergirl TruBlend felt a lot lighter as I was switching between the two for the past few weeks day-to-day to see the difference. Of course as a full coverage foundation it will have that heavy effect but in hindsight it's still very hydrating and somehow keeps the skin feeling revived. It hasn't caused breakouts whatsoever although I don't really struggle with them too often at all.

Overall it was a pretty good foundation and I have reached the end of the bottle. I've recently bought the Estee Lauder Double Wear so I probably won't buy this one again for a while, but who knows. It's definitely one I'd consider going back to and I do recommend trying it out if you haven't already.

You can buy it from Priceline here.

x Vanessa

Sunday, October 26, 2014


x Vanessa


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Makeup Tutorial | Taylor Swift "Shake It Off"

For my latest youtube vid I decided to try and recreate Taylor Swift's makeup in her music video Shake It Off. I absolutely love the look of a winged eye and bold red lip, even if it takes that extra bit of effort.
If you haven't subscribed already, please do! More videos to come.

Estee Lauder Double Wear / 
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer
Australis Pressed Powder
Australis AC On Tour Contouring & Highlighting Kit / 
Natio Brow Kit / 
BH Cosmetics Palette 
Rimmel Liquid Liner / 
Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara / 
BH Cosmetics Eyelashes "Sassy"
Face Of Australia Lip Definer  / 
Sportsgirl Lipstick "Bombshell"

x Vanessa


Friday, October 24, 2014

Current Favourites at Sportsgirl

Square necklines, gladiator sandals, subtle details and comfy espadrilles.
All my current favourite pieces at Sportsgirl.

x Vanessa

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