about me

It is lovely to e-meet you! I'm an online content creator and lover of beauty products, working in digital marketing in Melbourne, Australia.

Taken By Surprise was born while I was studying Journalism at university and it has since taken on a life of its own. It's taken me by surprise, if you will! From humble beginnings writing posts about my favourite Sportsgirl lipstick, to now creating content for brands, I am loving every second. 

When I'm not blogging, you can find me planning my next trip to Tokyo and running around on 1HP.

About Taken By Surprise

Taken By Surprise's goal is to help you try new things in your beauty routine - and by 'new', it can be as simple as learning what the heck strobing is, or how to get glowing skin at home, or even if that new product you have your eye on is worth it. 

If you love learning about makeup, want to try trends in a simplified and everyday-girl kind of way, or find a fix to a beauty dilemma, then you're in the right place. 

I'm so happy to have you here and I hope you find my advice easy to follow, relatable and full of tips from someone who's done all the practicing and testing for you.

Plus, if you leave me a comment with a post idea or request, I will do my best! Anything more specific? My inbox is always open for a chat!



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All content on Taken By Surprise is created by Jessica-Anne Lyons, unless otherwise stated. All images and copy are the property of Jessica-Anne Lyons and if you wish to reproduce or manipulate any content found on Taken By Surprise, you must obtain permission from myself.

Sponsored (paid) posts are marked with an asterisk (*) in the blog post title, and products mentioned in posts that are provided by brands for editorial consideration are noted in the blog posts themselves.

Please note that I receive many products from brands and unless they are part of a disclosed, sponsored agreement, they will only be accepted for editorial consideration and are not guaranteed a feature on Taken By Surprise or my social channels.

All reviews on this blog are honest and truthful, and are based on my own personal experience of the product. Please note that as we are all different, products that work for me may not work for you, so all information on this blog are for general reference.

For more information or to request a copy of my media kit and rate card, please get in touch via lyonsjessica@live.com

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