The 5 Levels of Makeup

Happy Friday Sunshines! You might wonder.. what is this whole “levels of makeup” thing and to be honest I don’t exactly know how it all started but basically, it’s about the amount of makeup you put on your face. My boyfriend and I one day started using it as a code to indicate how long it will take me to get ready, because I’m the worst when it comes to timing (aka I’m always an hour late to the party). So this code that we have going on, makes us understand each other a lot better or better said, in his mind he approximately knows how many minutes it will take me to get ready. As this system has worked so well for us, I’d thought I’d share it with you guys as some inspiration. Of course this whole system just depends on how much makeup you’d personally use and wear and can be completely personalised.

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Product Empties: Body and Hair Care

Happy Friday Sunshines and for those of you that celebrate, hope you all had a lovely thanksgiving dinner! Last week I posted an empties post focused on makeup and skincare, so today I wanted to complete it by doing the empties for my hair care and body care. As much as I love to splurge on skincare and makeup, I hate to splurge on hair care and body care items. I’m not too sure why, but I’ve never really felt the need to buy a shampoo or body lotion that’s give or take over 10 dollars. It’s also probably because I go through several bottles of body lotions, butters etc. in a month, so that can really add up if I were to splurge. When it comes to my hair care, 99% of the time it is in a messy bun, since I absolutely hate having my hair down, and you would only really see me with styled loose hair on that odd occasion when I have events. So anyway, here are my empties!

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[ Review ] Uriage Travel Set

Hey Sunshines, so before I went on Holiday I bought the Uriage Travel Set for the trip so that I won’t have to bring all my skincare or transfer it to smaller containers. I’ve never tried anything from the Uriage product line so this was a good way to test out a few of their products.

The set comes with 5 products; a cleanser, scrub, hydrating mist, micellar water and moisturiser. All decent sized and it seemed perfect for a short break, but spoiler alert… I wish I had tried it before I left.

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Uriage, Travel, ReviewSam Hodgett
Product Empties: Makeup and Skincare

Hello Sunshines! I’ve never done a product empties here on my blog and figured it would be about time to do one and see whether I’d repurchase the products or not. Thus over the past month or so I’ve tried to remember to keep all my empties. Turns out I do have quite a bit, so for this post, I'll separate it into a "beauty and skincare edition" and a "body care and hair care" edition, the latter will be up next week.

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To Save or Splurge?

Happy Monday Sunshines! The cost of being a beauty lover doesn’t come cheap, especially when you include your skincare products and that makeup, at the end of the day, is perishable. And while the beauty industry continues to boom like never before, we simply cannot afford to buy everything there is or want. So today, a post on what I think is worth the splurge or where you can save your cash. Arguably, you can get everything from the drugstore and don’t need to splurge on anything so these are of course just my personal opinions. Also, I do find that many drugstore brands are raising their prices and are slowly becoming more mid range brands. 

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Save, SplurgeSam Hodgett
[ Review ] Icon Pro Sahara Sunset Palette by Absolute New York

Happy Tuesday Sunshines! Hope you had a great start of the week and lovely weekend. I have been playing around with this palette a few weeks now, so it’s time for a review. I couldn’t really find much about the brand other than that they have a wide variety of products, all very affordable. So before I ramble on any further, let’s get into it.

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[ Review ] Nude By Nature Mattifying Pressed Powder  

Happy Thursday Sunshines! Have you ever heard of the brand Nude by Nature? I haven’t so I was intrigued when I saw it at my local drugstore. They didn’t have that many products in stock so I opted for the mattifying pressed powder. Before I get into the review, here is a bit of info about the brand itself.

Nude by Nature is an Australian brand that launched in 2008 focusing on makeup that’s good for your skin. Their products are made with native Australian ingredients and are 100% cruelty free and PETA certified. They don’t use any synthetic ingredients or preservatives so all their products are without Talc, Silicon, Parabens etc.

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[ Review ] Pond’s Cold Cream Cleanser

Happy Tuesday Sunshines! It has been years since I have last used the Ponds Cold Cream Cleanser, so I figured it’s about time to buy a new tub and test it out. I’m pretty sure this was the first ever makeup remover I’ve tried and honestly am not even sure what my thoughts about it were back then. In more recent years, I’ve used the Bioderma Sensibio religiously to remove my makeup at night and while I do still love it, it was time to try something else. So after testing it out for about two weeks now, it’s time for a review.

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Review, Pond's, CleanserSam Hodgett
Rimmel Haul / First Impressions

Happy Friday Sunshines! Following my 5 Ways to Stay Inspired post, I mentioned that Rimmel was finally selling their products at the drugstore, Watsons, in Hong Kong so today, a little mini haul and first impressions post. As they only started selling in store this week, they didn’t have all items in stock yet, so I will definitely be going back later this month to check out a few new products from them.

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