Monday, 25 April 2016

What's Inside the Mecca Level 1 Beauty Loop Box?

LEVEL ONE?! Jess, come on, you can do better than that! 

At least when you're used to be toeing the line between Level Two and Level Three in Mecca's Beauty Loop program, plummeting back down to Level One just means I need to buy more makeup. And you know what? CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.

For those who are new to Beauty Loop, Mecca Maxima and Mecca Cosmetica award their customers with curated boxes of sample products each quarter based on spend. Being in Level One means I've spent $300 - $599 in the past 12 months, which while still a decent effort, I know I have the drive to bump myself up a level!

But the sample game in any of these level boxes is still pretty damn strong, and even Level One's offering is pretty ace. Want a good look inside the box? Read on!


Saturday, 16 April 2016

HAUL: Priceline 40% Off Beauty Sale

Writing haul posts like that justifies my makeup spending...

A week or so ago, Priceline had their bi-annual 40% off cosmetics sale and I was prepared. I had been keeping a growing list of products on my phone, so I was ready to drop some bucks!

I decided to buy online instead of facing the crowds in store, and I'm not shy to admit that I woke up early on the first day of the sale and placed my order with one hand, with a piece of toast in the other! Makeup lovers gotta do what makeup lovers gotta do!

Want to see what I picked up? Read on!


Sunday, 10 April 2016

EVENT: L'Oreal Makeup Designer Contest

This is a bit of a throwback now, but I've now got some snaps from the L'Oreal Makeup Designer Contest to share with you all!

A few weeks ago I was invited by the gorgeous team at L'Oreal to attend the final of their Makeup Designer Contest and the competition was fierce - and the makeup looks were even fiercer, if you catch my drift!

Ten very talented makeup artists took to the stage to showcase their interpretation of a Paris Fashion Week-worthy, yet wearable makeup look and the winner would become L'Oreal's new Makeup Director. Pretty sweet prize, hey!?

Some of my blogger favourites were also there with me to watch the artists at work, and it was an awesome night getting glammed up and chatting about all things makeup. Want to see the snaps? Read on!

With Britt from Brittney Rosette, Shuana from shuanabeauty and Ash from @ashleymareebeauty.

Monday, 4 April 2016

RECIPE: Healthy & Easy Zucchini Pasta with Haloumi

*This post originally appeared on Trefiel's blog here - thank you so much for asking me to be a guest writer! 

Anyone else find it hard to get your daily dose of greens? Even your weekly dose of greens? If you’re nodding along, this super easy, delicious veggie full recipe is just for you.

I love a big bowl of pasta as much as the next person, but while that carb-loaded dish is delicious, the difference that eating healthy can make to your skin is pretty awesome. So when I’m craving carbonara but know that my skin and body would benefit from some vegetables, these super quick zucchini noodles are a lifesaver. It’s fresh, zesty and incredibly easy, so consider your mid-week dinner sorted! Plus, a little helping of haloumi adds a tasty touch that fulfils my salt craving, without overdoing it.

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