Oh, what's this? Another video? I know, you guys! I shot, edited and uploaded this in one day, I am thoroughly impressed with myself. 

This is basically my go-to makeup routine lately - nothing too glamorous, just something quick and easy. I've been making an effort to use eyeliner lately, I don't know why but it's just occurred to me how much I love a cat flick. Not so much on me, but I try. So please excuse both my freaked out faces before aiming a black texter at my eyeball, I'm still terrible at applying eyeliner. 

These are my favourite kinds of beauty videos to watch, so I hope you guys enjoy! Please let me know what you think, I'm really into the idea of making more videos at the moment, I get great satisfaction after conquering iMovie and makes me feel a little triumphant, haha! It's the small things. Plus, it's really nice to have this new creative outlet - so many possibilities!

If you have any suggestions for future videos, let me know below! And don't forget to give it a thuuumbs up, and subscribe for future videos! 

What's this, another music post? I can't heeeelp it. Sometimes you need a little break from the norm, and I'm really excited to tell you about a few new albums that have been on repeat lately!
I'm always scouting for new music, and I'm always finding something new and amazing, but the past month or two have seen some amazing albums being released (and there's so many more to come, let me tell you) and I thought I'd give you a little rundown of each.


Milky Chance - Sadnecessary

A German duo whose music Wiki describes as 'alternative pop folk rock', which is actually really quite spot on, to be honest. You have probably heard their single Stolen Dance which is so damn catchy, the combined efforts of a fantastic musician and a DJ cannot go wrong. For some reason, Australia only received their album last Friday, although the actual release date was October 2013, so I only just got my first chance to listen to the album and man, I thought Stolen Dance was good - the rest of the album completely blew me away! While Stolen Dance is a great, semi pop-y tune, I'd also check out the darker, slower Running and the folk-y esque Down By The River. Clemens Rehbein's voice is pure gold, almost similar in style to Anthony Followill from Kings Of Leon, except perhaps more gravely. What do you think?


Lana Del Ray - Ultraviolence

Bit of a surprising pick for me, as I wasn't a huge fan of her first two albums, but Ultraviolence really has a whole different feel about it. I first heard 'West Coast' as a fantastic remix done by Four Tet (which I included in my mix here) and later heard Shades Of Cool which I personally think should be the next James Bond song - don't you think? And those grungy guitars towards the end...be still my heart. I heard a fantastic quote about Lana the other day, and it was spot on. "Nobody romanticizes depression better than Lana.The cinematography in the film clip is also superb. My newest obsession is with Ultraviolence, a dreamy and slow song that I think really personifies her voice and style. Beautiful.


Glass Animals - Zaba

I was a bit slow to the Glass Animals bandwagon. 'Gooey' had come and gone and I somehow missed it. My first proper introduction to Glass Animals was long before 'Gooey' though, and it wasn't until I bought the album last week that I realised I already knew them. I had downloaded the single Black Mambo back in November 2013 and had a good few months of loving it to death. Then a few weeks ago I heard Pools and was basically like 'This is the coolest thing ever!' and aptly played that a thousand times in my car, singing at the top of my lungs. Finally then I downloaded Gooey, the song that oozes cool. I downloaded the entire album in an instant, and am thoroughly impressed by just how much I love every single song. It's incredibly rare that I will quite happily listen to an entire album on repeat, so this is quite a treat! If you're into trippy, dreamy music and peanut butter vibes, this is the album for you.


Band Of Skulls - Himalayan 

Released a few months back, I've still got this album on repeat. Fans of The Black Keys, Kasabian, Arctic Monkeys etc, listen up. THIS BAND IS AWESOME! Grab your CD Player/Laptop/iPhone/iPod/Whatever, turn the volume up, and hit play on Himalayan, my absolute favourite on the album. Particularly around the 2:05 mark - I have done so many air drum/guitar solos in the car it's embarrassing. Afterwards, piss your neighbours off with Hoochie Coochie and don't tell me you don't sing the 'Hoochie Coochie' part like you're a total rockstar. Or is it just me? Lastly, if your neighbours/parents/siblings don't already hate you, finish off with Asleep At The Wheel, my rock anthem. So gooooood.

Enjoy kids, next post will be beauty related, I promise.

I'm back again with another video, and this time it's the ever popular TMI Tag! Tagged by the lovely Tamira, so glad I finally got around to filming this, I loooove the TMI Tag.
Please ignore the fact I forgot to put mascara on - I don't know how it happened.



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I spend a good portion of my day refreshing Instagram. It's safe to say it's my favourite form of social media, I barely even touch Facebook nowadays. They say a picture says a thousand words, and words couldn't be truer! I mean, how much better is a photo of my sandwich than me just saying I'm eating one? ;)

I find Instagram to be a great source of inspiration, and I am constantly finding myself on the 'Explore' tab finding new and beautiful accounts to follow. I thought I'd let you in on some of my favourites, enjoy..!

alisaeuno - Alisa is a designer/model/DJ and has the coooolest hair, this girl makes me want to dye my hair purple. Just an absurdly gorgeous chick with a cool life that makes me envious when I'm at home on my couch in my pyjamas drinking tea.

ania_jnr - Stumbled across this Australian MUA by accident, and it was the best accident to ever happen. The work she does is AMAZING (she is responsible for this gorgeous look) and is a serious inspiration to me. I need to know her secrets...

scout_catalogue - Bre is the creator and director of Scout & Catalogue, producing stunning leather goods that seriously have me weeping and considering handing over my credit card without even thinking. Besides her gorgeous line of goods, she also takes stunning photos of her amazing home and workspace, as well as her hometown in Canada and occasionally a throwback to when she lived in Mexico, where it all satarted. Mexico, guys...

ellhulls - Another happy accident, another Australian. This time it's Danielle Hulls, an incredible Sydney based photographer. Seriously, her photographs are beautiful. The styling, the locations, the editing - superb. Her photos are magical, whimsical, and dare I say...flirty? Her use of shadow and light is impeccable, I have photographer envy every time a photo comes up on my feed.

gemkwatts - This gal is in the Fashion Journalism industry so it's no surprise her Instagram is a thing of beauty. Lush high end products, clean and minimal photos with perfect lighting, beautiful styling...checks every Perfect Instagram box.

meccacosmetica - One especially for us Aussies, the official Instagram for Mecca Cosmetica. They post gorgeous photos which have me either drooling or adding things to my ever growing Mecca wishlist. It's also a great way to keep up with any future releases, and to top it off they occasionally post some seriously beautiful inspiration. An all round goodun'.

miannscanlan - I'm not sure exactly how I came across this account, as I'm not familiar with her style blog, but boy am I in love with all the photos that are posted. It's like the greatest cross between amazing style and beautiful travel photos. She is currently shooting in Bali and the gorgeous photos of beaches and food have me seriously considering a beach holiday. She also recently was sent to Tasmania to document the beauty down there and her photos just had me holding my breath. Seriously one of my favourites, I can't get enough!

I am just in love with the idea of Instagram, I think it's one of the best things to happen in Social Media in a long time. I am forever trying to find new people to follow - sometimes I can be on there for hours scouring new accounts through the 'Explore' tab!

Now that you have a little insight into who I love to follow, I would love your recommendations! Link me below some of your favourites! If you like, you can also find me here on Instagram :)

It's been a funny month for makeup for me - I feel like I've been a bit restless lately and stuck in a makeup rut so I've been forcing myself to use products I haven't touched for a while and I've definitely had some good results!

This month I've been loving a few of those oldies but goodies, but I've also added a couple of new products to my ever growing stash which I have been absolutely loving.
A couple of months ago I decided to buy NARS Sheer Glow Foundation after a few recommendations. I wanted a new everyday foundation that wasn't too light but not too heavy, and this is perfect. I've been using it almost everyday for work and am loving the finish!
The same day, I made a really naughty purchase. I caved at the By Terry counter after swatching some  of the Ombre Blackstar eyeshadow sticks. I caved, badly. I went from swatching to the counter within around three minutes, it was not a proud moment! I ended up having to wait six weeks for this baby to be in my hands though, everywhere was out of stock and they forgot to send my order when it was replenished, but it's finally here and I can confirm that these are AMAZING. I would purchase more colours if not for the $62 price tag.

My last trip to the States, I picked up a quad palette from MAC and just recently transferred a few of my favourites into it. It's so handy, and so much easier than pulling my big palette out (lazy gal here). I've been trying to switch up my work makeup lately to make it more interesting and even just adding a swipe of eyeshadow has definitely made a difference for me!

For my brows, I've gone back to the always amazing Anastasia Brow Wiz after my Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil broke (I'm still weeping, we had such a short love affair) and I've rediscovered just how awesome it is. So quick, so easy, I'm all about that. For days where I'm going for the whole 'no-makeup makeup' look, I've actually been getting quite a lot of use out of the new Benefit Gimme Brow Gel. I did originally express my dislike for this product, but it's certainly grown on me. My only qualm with it is the smell - I cannot stand it, and I feel like I can smell it for hours. I can't think of what it reminds me of, but I just can't handle it. Anyone else?

Lastly, I've been reaching for these two products daily. Slowly but surely, the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder has worked it's magic on me, and I am finally an addict. I can't explain it, but it makes skin look flawless. It really does help blur imperfections like it states. I also love using it as a finishing powder after I've used concealer under my eyes, it highlights perfectly to deter my horrible dark circles!
I've always been a big fan of MAC Blush in 'Warm Soul' but I feel like I've been obsessing over it lately! Imagine NARS 'Douceur' but with added shimmer. It's so gorgeous, and goes with any look or complexion. I've really been loving the more toned down blush colours this month and this one is perfect!

I've been trying to be good this month after last months naughty purchases, and definitely trying hard to put some savings away and use up products before I buy anymore. I find it so refreshing to mix up your beauty routine and it helps you rediscover products you love! What have you guys been loving lately?

Remember when I blogged regularly? Yeah, I don't either. In hindsight, it's actually not been that long, but it's felt like forever. I have not enjoyed this time away, let me tell you!

Even though I've slowly started getting back into things, I just felt like I needed (and wanted) to let you guys know why I was away for so long, and also let you in on a few exciting things I've done recently!

LIFE //

It's really lame, but the reason I've been unable to blog recently is mainly due to work, and winter. Goddamn you, winter. I changed stores when I came back from overseas, and suddenly found myself working Monday to Friday which was fantastic as I finally had weekends off, a dream come true. Except then I found myself booking out every weekend, for almost six weekends straight. So I was coming home at 6pm every night, in darkness, and I was never home on the weekends, which basically left me zero time to photograph, let alone write up blog posts. It was incredibly tiring and frustrating, and this weekend was my first weekend at home (although, I was busy doing things elsewhere unfortunately).

Despite not having a single day to myself, I still have had a pretty good few weeks! Earning some $$$ is obviously great and, ya know, useful. But I've also jetted off to the Gold Coast for a weekend with one of my besties, and following that a weekend down in Melbourne to visit my dad and another bestie! I've technically been to Melbourne a few times before but never properly seen it, so it was really exciting to have a couple of days to properly explore it and see what the big hype is! I also went to the new H&M store which has just opened there - Australia's first H&M! It was in a beautiful old building, and I was really surprised by their line of clothing and pricing. I always find myself in an H&M overseas and can sometimes nab a few bargains but am generally not into it's style so much. But I could have bought half the store, some really gorgeous offerings! Although the home section could have been a little bigger...

An absolute highlight of the last few weeks was getting to meet Tenneil and Katrina, two of my favourite blogging ladies! Tenneil came over from Perth to see Vivid Light Festival here in Sydney and it was the perfect opportunity to catch up over coffee and amazing gelato. I had such a lovely day and it's so great being able to meet fellow bloggers - surprisingly, we did not end up talking about makeup for hours, which is probably a first for me, haha!

NONSENSE //

I've also, quite randomly, had a few driving orientated experiences. About a month ago, I attended a Defensive Driving Course, which is an all day course aimed at providing insight and on hand experience in how to deal with dangerous situations on the road. This course was fantastic, and I whole heartedly think this course should be compulsory for anyone learning to drive. We spent the majority of the day out on a drag strip of a race course basically doing emergency braking, and also learning how to control the vehicle whilst braking, in dry and wet weather conditions. On top of that, I also learnt SO many things that they are teaching us incorrectly in driving schools, aaanndd the consequences of our bad habits. I was absolutely STUNNED at some of the things I learnt. Like I said, this should be 100% compulsory for all - I actually cannot believe it's not compulsory already!

My second, and the best thing I've done in a long time, was do two short Stunt Driving courses. Complete polar opposite of the defensive driving course, huh? These were actually a birthday present from my Dad, but we've had to delay the course for months due to scheduling conflicts! I'm so glad I finally got to do it though, I actually just did it yesterday. We saw them doing the course last year out at the race tracks, and I remember saying how much fun it looked, and got the lovely surprise on my birthday! I did a beginners course first, where we did 180 degree handbrake turns, multiple 360 degree spins on a vinyl surface, and a sort of motorkhana, as well as being a passenger in a car driving up on two wheels!

I also got to stay and do an Advanced course in the afternoon, where I actually got to DRIVE on two wheels, as well as do a proper 360 spin (without vinyl!) followed by a j-turn (like a reverse 180). I had SO MUCH FUN GUYS. That was such an adrenaline rush, it was unbelievable. I am so sore and achey from all my rough driving and being thrown against the window multiple times ha! I can't believe how much co-ordination it takes to do some of these things, but once you got it down, the feeling was incredible. I want to do it all over again! I'm still on a high from it!

Well, that's enough out of me. I just wanted to pop my head in and say that I'm getting back into the swing of things, and I can't wait to get back into the saddle again. I have missed blogging and all you guys! Thanks for sticking with me!

P.S If anyone in Sydney is interested in the Stunt Driving course, you can find more info on the Ultimate Stunt Driving website. Trust me, it is worth every dollar, and is a great birthday present, for guys AND gals!

*Cover image taken by myself. 
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