Beauty heaven SEPHORA arrives in Queensland!

Posted on Monday, 18 July 2016

Queensland beauty lovers are in for a treat as SEPHORA opens its doors at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.   

The wait is over, US beauty-mecca SEPHORA has finally arrived in Queensland. And while it's still over an hour's drive for Brisbane locals, it is worth the trip! If you are a beauty lover like me, walking into a SEPHORA store is like being a kid in a toy store... I didn't know where to look - it was equally amazing and overwhelming. 

The Broadbeach store opened on Friday, July 15th and the lineup of excited shoppers (a few arrived at midnight in anticipation) proved SEPHORA's success in Australia. This event marked the opening of SEPHORA's fourth Australian store and it was quite a celebration. There were thousands of beauty enthusiasts lined-up ahead of the midday opening with a live DJ and fun activities.

There are amazing brands on offer at SEPHORA Pacific Fair; everything from makeup and skincare to haircare and beauty tools. The most exciting part is having an array of International brands, which are usually hard to get ahold of in Australia, all in one place. Although I was on a budget, I picked up a few beauty products I have been dying to try - expect reviews soon!

Grab your girls (or boyfriend) and make a trip out of visiting SEPHORA, and the other luxury stores Pacific Fair has on offer - you won't regret it! 

My current beauty and lifestyle favourites

Posted on Tuesday, 12 July 2016

What better way to get back into the beauty reviews than with a 'favourites' post! Here is a collection of products that I have been absolutely loving over the past few months.

Previously I've always gravitated towards foundations that are dewy, light and natural looking. I shied away from anything claiming to be full coverage, that was until I came across the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation. I love how natural (non-cakey) the finish of this foundation looks whilst still providing great coverage. Too Faced have a wide range of shades so there is a colour to suit regardless of whether you need cool or warm toned foundation. I often struggle to find a foundation that is yellow based, so this is a winner for me.

When it comes to adorning my fingertips, I go through phases of either loving colour or sticking to neutrals. As you can see from my next favourite, the latter is currently winning. The Sally Hansen nail polish in Brown Rose has been my go to recently as it suits any outfit or occasion.

I have one new addition to my skincare regime; the Waterlily Marine Collagen Eye Infusion. I love so many of Waterlily's products but this eye gel stands out because it is amazing at depuffing. I love that the texture is a gel rather than cream as it creates a really soothing effect.

Makeup wise I recently changed up my eyebrow routine and put my beloved Brow Wiz aside to try out some brow products from Poni Cosmetics. I've found their brow powder in shade No. 2 Palomino to be a perfect colour match and sometimes it's nice to have a powder on hand for a more precise finish. The Too Faced Perfect Lips liner is your answer to a Kylie Jenner pout in one product. This liner makes it so easy to create a fuller look without that obviously overdrawn lip.

Finally, not beauty related but worth a mention none the less is Melissa Ambrosini's book Mastering Your Mean Girl. I might do a full book review soon but for now, all I will say is that it is a non-bullshit guide to getting your life back in order and a must-read!

Let me know what are some of your current favourite things in the comments.