Monday, 28 November 2016

5 Questions I Always Get Asked as a Blogger

You guys know I'm a blogger, but what do I actually do? 

Every time I introduce myself and talk about Taken By Surprise, there are questions I always get asked as a blogger; do I get paid, do I get a lot of freebies, how do I have the time, etc. etc. 

So I figured, why not address these FAQs in a blog post!

I opened the floor to the blogger community on both Facebook and Instagram, and SO MANY of you responded with the questions you usually get asked too! Thank you for the love, and there were definitely some common themes - I've tried to address most of them in this post, but stay tuned because there's easily enough for a part two!

So beauties, grab a snack and a cup of tea, because this one will be a good read and I know that you're curious...


Monday, 14 November 2016

REVIEW: Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation

If there's one holy grail makeup product that I am always on the hunt for, it's the perfect foundation. And you know, the Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation (how's that for a mouthful!) comes pretty darn close.

I purchased this after hearing a few great reviews from beauty aficionados like Chloe Morello and because I sometimes struggle with dry skin around my cheeks, which is a real pain when it comes to applying foundation. So the fact that this is a hydrating foundation really had me keen!

But does it work? And does it actually last 15 hours? Read on to find out!

REVIEW: Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation

Monday, 7 November 2016

REVIEW: Lust Have It Beauty Subscription Box (November 2016)*

Okay, I was pretty impressed with the November Lust Have It beauty bag. It was a great mix of products and two of them in particular really knocked my makeup-lovin' socks off.

For those who are new to Lust Have It, it's a beauty subscription service that delivers a lovely little parcel full of goodies each month for $19.95. In each bag (you get a makeup bag with every delivery!) you'll receive 5+ full size or deluxe sample size products, which is a pretty rad deal considering the value of the products combined is almost 3x the price of the subscription!

And I've got a special treat for first time subscribers to Lust Have It - you can get $10 off your first box using my code JESSICAANNE! 

If you're looking for a great Christmas gift for the beauty lover in your life, Lust Have It is literally the gift that just keeps on giving. Want a peek into this month's bag? Read on!

REVIEW: Lust Have It Beauty Subscription Box (November 2016)*
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