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.
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I've been living the past however many years with the usual iPod or iPhone white earphones and it was really starting to get to me that I could hear more of what's going on around me (eg. people on the train who talk on their phone reeeally loud) than my music.
Easy fix? Headphones that muffle all that annoying chit chatter out. Why didn't I think of that sooner -___-
I got a pair of Solo2 Headphones from Beats by Dr. Dre which is a brand that's recently been acquired by Apple and I can see why. Suuuch good headphones. Not only comfy on your ears but they make your music sound really good. Like as if you were listening to it live. They also fold up and can be packed into a little case to pop in your bag.
I'm all for tuning out from the world around me, and putting these things on is the perfect getaway. I use them throughout the day while I'm listening to music or editing a youtube vid. On the weekends if I'm trying to concentrate on writing blog posts and my boyfriend won't stop talking to me. And at night when I like to listen to relaxing tunes to wind down. Worth every cent in my opinion.
p.s. In a good way, they smell like a new car (weird but true! haha) and there's more colours to choose from.
If you love shopping as much as I do... beware. I'm introducing you to a website that you're going to get hooked on.
OZSALE is an Australian members-only website to shop exclusive flash sales on all types of products from fashion to beauty, homewares and more, with up to 80% off the recommended retail price. Basically you sign up (for free), and pretty much immediately you have access to all the sales. They keep you updated on the latest sales with emails and there's also an app for your phone (which I keep checking out everyday to see what's happening). Shipping is about $9.95 and takes about 3 to 4 weeks as they have to source the products from their suppliers within Australia or around the world.
Since joining I've been obsessed with the beauty section where there has been sales on brands such as NYX (items from $3), Victoria's Secret, Maybelline, Rimmel, Dior, Clarins, Bourjois, YSL and heaps more. New sales start daily and run for a couple of days. Products definitely go fast as I've missed out on quite a few things I wanted to get but wasn't quick enough.
An example is the YSL makeup sale that has run for the past couple of days and within the first couple of hours most of the lipsticks were sold out, as being around $55 usually, they were down to $39. On the other end of the scale there's currently an LA Cosmetics sale with almost everything $2.
Above are a couple of things I've bought so far. I wanted to try out BH Cosmetics as the palettes and brush set were so cheap... can't quite remember how much but pretty sure everything was around the $10 mark. I was using the Forever Nude palette every day last week and I'm surprised how good the brushes are. I have a couple of NYX lip pencils and lipsticks on the way as well. Exciting! :)
Here's a couple of new-to-my-life products I wanted to share with you guys, I bought them a few weeks ago and have been using them since so I can fill you in on how they're working :)
Argan Oil of Morocco Conditioner
My hair can sometimes be terribly dry on the ends as I'm always using a straightener, sometimes almost daily (eeek). So I wanted a conditioner that would somehow rejuvenate my hair and I feel like this is actually working. My hair seems to be much softer since using it and really easy to comb through after I wash it. I've been able to stop using a detangling spray. It also doesn't weigh down my hair and make it look oily like I've found other conditioners to do.
$17.99 at Priceline
Vanilla Silk Serum
I got this purely for the scent. I looove the smell of vanilla so combing a bit of this through my hair after it's been towel dried leaves it smelling really nice. You only need the smallest amount of this as too much can be oily on your hair, but in my eyes that's a plus as the product is going to last longer.
$17.99 at Priceline
Oriental Bloom Bodywash
This is the third bottle of Imperial Leather bodywash I've been through but the first time I've tried this particular one. I got it for the colour and as the scent is "cherry blossom and vanilla". Their bodywashes smell so good and having a lasting fragrance on your skin. They're also really moisturising and lather well with a small amount of product. The bottle itself feels luxe and I find it a great addition to the shower.
Bit of a story with this one - I would always end up staring at it in Priceline and my boyfriend would say "it's just water... you don't need it... walk away". So I would think okay... it's just water. But I still wanted it :) One day I was really mad at him over something and I happened to be in Priceline so I was like what the heck, I'm getting that damn water. And I'm very happy I did!
This is the best cleanser. You put a few drops on a cotton pad and your makeup comes off in about 30 seconds. It leaves this cooling feeling on your face and you don't need to wash it off (although I like to use it as a makeup remover before I hop in the shower to use a deeper cleanser).
I'm in love with this ASOS top at the moment. It's double-layered in a floaty fabric and the elastic sits tightly across your shoulders so it won't budge. These are also my current favourite jeans from French Connection. They're super soft and comfy with a bit of fading and a ripped knee. Top it off with my rose gold sandals, black bucket bag and nude nails.