Sunday, 31 May 2015

MAC Lipstick | colours and review

Hello lovelies!

Today ill be going through my small collection of MAC lipsticks and a review on them!
MAC is amazing, so of course I love them all. 

In Australia MAC is pretty expensive, especially for a student who is currently unemployed!
I would love to expand my collection but thats a very slow process.

(purchased from various MAC cosmetic stores)

My collection consists of Im-Passioned, Pink Nouveau, Velvet Teddy, Lady Danger and Rebel

Im-Passioned was the first colour I purchased

I got it when I was in London last year.
I really love this colour, its a hot pink with a slight red tinge.
I haven't worn a lip liner with it yet, and I haven't had any trouble with it bleeding yet but I may go buy a lip liner to go with it just incase!

Pink Nouveau is a beautiful rose pink 

Its a gorgeous colour! 
Its not as glossy as Im-Passioned and definitely does not bleed so wearing a lip liner isn't essential 

I jumped on the Velvet Teddy band wagon due to my fav youtuber Brittney Saunders! 

I LOVE this colour, its my favourite lipstick I own
Its such a beautiful dark nude and it goes well with so many make up looks!

Lady Danger is again one of my favourite lipsticks! 

I own a few different red shades from different brands, and they are all be so different!
This is a rich, warm red and is very vibrant! 
Because its a red it does tend to bleed so you definitely need a lip liner, I use NYX retractable lip liner in Ruby.

Rebel was recommended to me by a friend, and I do not regret my decision! 

Its not as dark as what I thought it would be, but its such a beautiful dark plum colour, teamed with a dark brown smoked eye, you can't go wrong!
Again, you need to wear a lip liner, I use NYX retractable lip liner in Plum 

Comment below if you have any of these or any colours you do love! I might add them to my collection!

xx Lucy

Friday, 29 May 2015

I'm trying to grow my hair! | A never ending battle

Hello lovelies!

Today I want to share with you my current products and tips I have learnt to try and grow my hair!
This is something I have always had trouble with, as my hair is fine, frizzy and curly!

Firstly, I have stopped putting colour in my hair. 
I previously worked with a hairdresser and we use to experiment all the time with different colours.
I have been red, copper, blonde, dark brown, light brown, balayage, brown again.. the list goes on and on.
Im currently a warm brown with some highlights and about 2 inches of regrowth.. luckily its blending ok so it doesn't look horrible.

A few months back I had a keratin treatment to strengthen and smooth my hair, these treatments are fantastic and I recommend them for anyone who has trouble controlling frizzy hair! Just be sure to research the product they use first as some are better than others. 
I got mine at Lush Hair and Body, East Gosford on the Central Coast, and its fantastic!

Unfortunately now is has started to fade away, which is normal, the good thing is it doesn't "grow out" like chemical straightening, it just fades over time and your hair will revert back to normal.

Im now trying to tame, strengthen and care for my hair with products at home, and will be getting 6 weekly cuts and in salon treatments.

One of my favourite products I use is Labioshtetique Heat Protector 

this amazing product shields the hair from damage while using heat (straightener etc) and helps to smooth the hair for a glossy finish.
After using this product when I use my GHD it feels silky smooth and soft!
I have been trying to avoid using my GHD as it can cause breakage and weaken the hair when you use heat styling tools often, but protecting your hair with a GOOD QUALITY product can help prevent any damage.

For a treatment mask at home, I have been loving NKDBODY - NKD HAIR citrus mask!

(purchased from NKD BODY)

This product has been a life saver! It deeply conditions to hydrate and repair your hair using natural essential oils and ingredients. I love it because it is vegan, not tested on animals and made in Australia! 
I use this once a week after shampooing and conditioning with my sulphate free products.

After my hair dries natural, I apply a small amount of Silk oil of morocco, hair and skin treatment

(purchased from a local hair and beauty supplier, however they are available on their website)

This helps to smooth my hair once it has air dried and it ads a glossy shine with out weighing it down! 

I have also been taking a dietary supplement by Cenovis which you can get from Coles

(purchased from my local Coles)

I take this twice daily to help maintain healthy hair, skin and nails!

Along with using these products, I have been avoiding putting my hair up unless I leave the house, I either leave it out or put it in a loose plait when I go to bed and I avoid high buns or pony tails.

Im hoping to grow my hair at least another 4 inches, if not more!

If you have any hair growth tips you would like to share please leave a comment below! Or maybe try these products and tips for yourself!

xx Lucy

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

IM BACK | been gone for too long

Hello lovelies!

I wanted to apologise for being away for so long, but I'm very happy to say that I'm back! And better than ever :)

A lot of things have changed since I stopped blogging, so let me fill you in!

First of all, I enrolled into University! Im doing a course called Open Foundation for 6 months and then hope to apply for NURSING! Its a huge change to what I was doing, but I am very excited!

I have also left my job as a full time Beauty Therapist. Its not that I don't love doing it, but it can be a very demanding job, its busy and I was on my feet all day! With my new study commitments I knew that it wouldn't work so I have found myself a new job that starts in a little while that will give me a chance to focus 100% on study! (I will still be blogging, don't worry)

And last but not least, I have moved back home. I never officially moved out but basically was living with my partner for at least a year. Long story short, he now has an apartment he rents with friends and I'm back home with my mum and brother which will make studying a whole lot easier! And will make the stress of money issues as I don't have to rent!

So lots has changed, but not my love and passion for beauty, which is why I'm so happy to be back!

Thats it for today! feel free to leave some love below :)

xx Lucy