Monday, 31 August 2015

Top 5 High End Beauty Products on my Wish List

In other words, the makeup products I would already own if I had $1,634,835,902.

One of the biggest heartbreakers for a beauty junkie is saving up for weeks for that perfect makeup product, then by the time you make it yours, the next amazingbeautifulimusthaveitoriwilldie item hits the market. And so the cycle begins all over again.

I am one of those people. And because of this, I have a makeup to-buy list to help me keep track of all of the products I wish I had in my life (and because looking at it helps me trick myself that I actually own them. I never said I was sane!).

These are my current top 5. If any of them match your wish list, let me know in the comments below!


Monday, 24 August 2015

TUTORIAL: A Polished Makeup Look You Can Do in 15 Minutes

Real talk.

As much as I love makeup, I love sleeping more. A few extra minutes under the covers will usually beat getting up to wash my hair (which is why I have quite the beanie collection!), but sometimes that second, third and fourth push of the snooze button means I end up with barely enough time to eat breakfast!

As a result, I've got a super quick, natural, yet polished and put together makeup look down pat, which I can whip out when the clock is ticking and still get to wherever I need to be looking ** SuPeR cUtE**.

Want to know my speedy makeup-ing ways? Read on!


Monday, 17 August 2015

Top 8 Office & Job Interview Appropriate Nail Polishes

If I've already spent upwards of 3.679 hours trying to pick out an outfit, the last thing I want to do is stress about whether the nail polish I'm about to paint onto my digits isn't quite 'work appropriate'.

If you've ever been caught in an endless cycle of giving yourself a DIY manicure, only to take it all off again straight after because it's just not right, then you'll know exactly what I'm talking about.

Picking the right shade for work or a job interview is hard! Which is why I've compiled this handy little guide of recommendations so you can spend more time killin' it at work, and less time worrying about your mani!


Monday, 10 August 2015

How to take and edit an Instagram flat lay photo

Hands up who's ever let a phone call ring out because you didn't want to stop scrolling and lose your place in your Instagram feed? #me

Yup, it's officially the age of the double tap. And some of the most-liked photos on Insty (and the ones that I personally love) are fashion and beauty flat lays. Carefully arranged makeup products and outfits-of-the-days are racking up the hearts and there really is an art to nailing the perfect shot.

And that's why you're here right? This week's post is all about how to set up a great flat lay photo and editing it to #perfection. So let's get into it!

Some of my favourite flat lays on my Instagram @hijessicaanne!


Monday, 3 August 2015

OOTD: How to clash prints ft. Tokito, Cotton On & Sportsgirl

I have a passion for clashin'.

Awks as puns aside, I really do love mixing and matching my prints. I tend to stick to repetitive patterns rather than eclectic ones because I find they're easier to pair. And my top print combo at the moment is my grid-graphic jacket worn with my white leopard print skirt.

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