Fake It Till Ya Make It

I have always been a lover of fake tan. There is nothing sexy about white pasty legs – unless you’re an English rose! I personally tend to let my beauty regime go a little over winter as it’s just too damn cold to do anything. Anyone else guilty of this?

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Thunder Thighs 2.0

If I’m perfectly honest, this is a post I have been dreading writing. For those who follow me on social media, you’d have seen me expose my fat to the world. YEP! Over 2k of you have watched me suck my guts and thunder thighs up in hope of reduced fat.

If you haven’t had a chance to watch the video, check it via my Instagram here.

I was so overwhelmed by all the interest and I can’t say I blame you! We all want a quick fix, don’t we? 

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Thunder Thighs

I am so excited and a little nervous to share this post with you all. I had the opportunity to try out Lipo Freeze at Smart Skin Clinics Coolaroo.

I have my own body demons like many. I have always hated my thighs. I have always been more bottom heavy. My thighs have made me cry. I don’t wear jeans because I feel like I look so big in them. I literally live in leggings and wear the occasional ‘jegging’ but still feel so self-conscious.

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#Instadetox

After being super jealous of all the gorgeous selfies being posted on my Instagram feed of ladies and gents applying the L’Oréal Paris Pure Clay Masks it was time for me to put this little pot of genius to the test!

I was kindly gifted the L’Oréal Paris Pure Clay Mask – Detoxifying + Brightening Charcoal Mask. I could not wait to apply this to my face. I simply used a foundation brush to basically paint my face. The texture was not as thick as I thought it would be and rather smooth and refreshing. 

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A Sunday well spent brings a week of content

I was pretty excited when the lovely people at Blys pronounced ‘bliss’ contacted me to have a complimentary massage to feature on my blog.. how could any blogger say no to that? #theperkshey.

It has been around 5-6 years since I’ve shamelessly had my last massage. It’s not that I don’t enjoy a massage. I am always gifting friends and family members a pamper session, yet I won’t book myself one!

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Simplicity with Akin

As always, when receiving blogger mail, the excitement is next level and I can’t wait to try my goodies and share them with you guys. Yep, I’ve been blogging for over a year, but I’m still like a kid at Christmas when my blogger mail arrives!

So, what did I get this time?

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CEDEL RETRO DRY SHAMPOO

My hair is shocking. Seriously, it just has no life! I wash it once a week, I go to the gym, and generally it looks like a mop on the daily. Sigh. Everyone seems to be obsessed with dry shampoo. I have tried a few but haven’t really added it to my beauty routine. Until now.

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Brows ‘on fleek’ thanks to BENEFIT

 

Confessions:

When getting my makeup done professionally, I never let the make up artist colour my eyebrows in.
I have only recently started getting my eyebrows tinted lighter.
I literally do my makeup and don’t touch my eyebrows, except the occasional little bit hair spray or gel, if I have any.

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Breaking news: I have upper lip hair!

OMG! I am human. Who doesn’t have a few little whiskers on their upper lip?! I am sure there are a few – #envy, but not many!

Being half Turkish I have a little hair growth, which I am taking care of with laser. Unfortunately laser on my upper lip has been frustrating, as it’s not taking full effect like it is on the rest of my body. Annoying, I know.

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Bhave to the rescue

So, I am one of those people who doesn’t invest in expensive, high-end hair products. I use ‘supermarket bands’ – don’t judge me! I only really buy products when I am getting my hair done. After paying $400 for foils, what’s another $70, right?! So I get sucked in, buy good hair products, promise myself I’ll stick to it, and then don’t! I am sure I am not alone, ladies!

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Kissable lips with Blistex

I am pretty sure every household has a Blistex lying around somewhere. Whether it’s a lip balm or pot, I am sure there’s one in your bathroom, handbag or office drawer.

Blistex has always been a favourite in our household. From the girls’ handbags to the men’s pockets, it’s our winter savior.

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#whiteglo

When you love a glass – okay, a bottle! – of red wine, and have multiple cups of coffee a day, your teeth tend to get a lovely yellow glow, right? Who’s with me?

I have had zoom whitening, chair whitening… I am a little obsessed with white teeth. What annoys me is spending so much on my teeth and the result not lasting. 

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Keep calm with Arbonne

A few years back I had my first Arbonne experience. A friend of mine at the time recommended the brand to me, so I could explore what skincare worked for me, and also trial a foundation.

The consultant basically gave me a week’s sample of the range to try, but barely explained anything about the products or how they would work for my skin. They were messaging me everyday trying to get a sale, but to be honest I was quite put off by the entire experience.

What did I think of the skincare then? In 5-7 days you can’t really tell how a product is on your skin. I prefer to give skincare products around 4 weeks to really get a feel for the product.

That said, I have heard great things about the company, so I think we just got off on the wrong foot.

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Sent with love from Emballage

If you follow me on Snapchat (feel free, it’s insincerely.her) you will know that I get a lot of ‘’blogger mail’’. A few weeks ago I received a beautiful package from Emballage (apologies again about the delay, ladies!) This was the most beautiful delivery I have ever received.

What came was a beautiful white box that had my initials and a tassel as the tag, along with a note in a gorgeous envelope. From the box to the ribbon to the personal note, there was only one word to describe my box: luxurious.

So excited to tell you all what was inside!

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Oh brother

Firstly, this blog post is dedicated to my older brother Oz. Just recently I tried to explain to him what a blog is. Massive fail. He just looked at me like a stunned mullet and said ‘why would anyone send you anything?’-  little does he know his sister is a Z list socialite hehe.

Jokes aside, as his birthday was coming up I always buy him Adidas clothing or a bottle of JOOP.

Buying gifts is so hard so I’d rather buy him one of those two, as it’s what he likes. No birthday surprise from this sister.

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Get a summer glow in winter

I have always had an item of makeup from Rimmel London in my makeup case since I was in my teens. I love the mascaras and nail polishes from the collection and, let’s be real who doesn’t want to try and look like the-the effortless Kate Moss and get the ‘London look’ – Cliche I know, but had to use the line.

For the makeup amateur like myself (I should give myself a little credit. I did do a cert in hair and makeup in year 11) #diplomabitches 

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I ADORE BEAUTY

From Mecca to Sephora, to all the amazing beauty counters we have in Australia we truly are the lucky country when it comes to makeup – we’re spoilt for choice.

What frustrates me, though. is going into a makeup store, wanting my favourite Better That Sex mascara or a foundation sample, and being left waiting ages to get served. Worse than that, sometimes I am trying to pick something off the shelves with an army of women in front of me not letting me through. Who can relate? 

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Boots Laboratories Optiva Skincare

I was asked if I would like to get brighter skin in just two weeks… UMM yes please! Especially during winter, ladies.

In the mornings I am freezing, so I am guilty of putting the heater on high all the way to work or having really hot showers. My last post said I would try and stop this bad habit, but some can’t be broken.

My skin has been feeling quite dry and I look drawn out, especially on those make up free days. My eye bags are horrid, so I was looking forward to this little skin challenge. 

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V is for Vani-T

When I think of face powders, the first thing that comes to mind is ‘old lady skin’. Sorry if that offends anyone, but this is my blog and I can say whatever the hell I want!

I know a handful of lovely older ladies who only wear face powders, but when I look at their skin I think it could do with a bit more coverage.

I started wearing foundation at around 14, I think. Having always gone for a compact foundation or liquid foundation, I’d never purchased a mineral powder foundation, so I was keen to give one a go.

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Kylie Lip Kit

Unless you have been living under a rock, you’ll have heard someone utter the two most valuable words on eBay right now: Kylie Lipkit.

Tbh, I think there’s almost as much interest in the Kylie Lipkit as the Federal Election. Seriously.

So let’s back up. Kylie Jenner had small lips, denied getting fillers, then admitted to it and turned her insecurity into a very smart business idea (say what you like, I think that’s admirable and I honestly take my hat off to her). And then, well, the world went a bit mental.

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Winter Switch

I was pretty excited when I received the iconic blue box from Bella Box in the mail this month. I used to have a subscription but unfortunately I had to cut some monthly expenses – and my Bella Box had to give. Damn you adulting. [enter I don’t want to adult today meme here.]

Am I the only one who lets myself go a bit in winter?! I omit fake tanning and moisturising and opt for hair-laden legs and a little extra winter thigh fat, and hibernate behind a big snood and coat for 3-5 months. Oh, and my hair has that cute chilly frizz to it, too. Glam, right? Thank goodness I am leaving for America in a few weeks to escape this depressing Melbourne winter!

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YES I have cellulite

“I would not want [Kim’s butt] — it’s gross! It reminds me of cottage cheese inside a big trash bag.” Who doesn’t remember that infamous line by Paris Hilton?!

Okay, so I have cellulite. There, I said it, and I can’t even blame my genes because despite being in her mid 60s, my mother barely has any (thanks a lot, Mum!). Here I am at 27, well on my way to that cottage cheese life.

I used to have a little cellulite on my thighs but over the last few years, it’s got worse…and I bet I’m not alone, am I right?!

It has made me a little more insecure and makes me think twice about wearing any kind of shorts, even in my bikini on holidays I wonder if people are grossed out by my body.

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Its easy being GREEN

I am so excited to welcome Good Green Box to the beauty box subscription family.

Good Green Box launched in June 2016, and they sold out in record time! Each box is packed with skincare, hair and nail care along with beauty.

For only $25 per month, you get a box full of goodies. I know, I know, the box thing has been done, right? Nope. These are goodies that are actually good for you – with no nasties!

Personally, I’m pretty lazy with keeping up with what is actually in my products I am putting on my body or on my face, so this was great for me. Each month, the products are carefully handpicked by a panel of beauty experts to ensure products are either natural, organic, vegan or cruelty-free.

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In lust with it

One of the perks of being a blogger, for me, is my monthly delivery from Lust Have it. Unpacking my case full of goodies really brightens my day in the office. It’s basically a box full of girly goodies.

I’d love to be more clued up about makeup, but to be honest, I’ve still got my training wheels on – but I am slowly getting there! I’ve just mastered one eye in winged eyeliner, GO ME! Who knows, I might be a vlogger soon and do some amazing before and afters on myself for my readers, or maybe become the new Tanya Burr? Sky’s the limit isn’t it?

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Calm your farm & SKRUB

With so many coffee scrubs on the market now, it can be a little overwhelming to know which one to purchase. I have been a big fan of SKRUB since its launch. If you haven’t read my guest contributor review on SKRUB please catch up here.

I didn’t know what to expect when Jenna told me she had been working on a new blend of turmeric and lemon but being the go-getter that I am, I thought I would put it to the test. I took a well overdue bath and got scrubbing. It smelt amazing – just like coffee but a little fresher. I personally could not smell the turmeric or lemon. To be honestly, I thought I would end up smelling like one of my favourite dishes from my local Indian restaurant which would have just left me really hungry!

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5 o’clock shadow

Recently while sitting in the office one of my colleagues mentioned that they could see my 5 o’clock shadow.

Now, I love honesty but how embarrassing!

I barely wear any makeup and have been trying to stretch out my waxing sessions to save a little cash for my wedding.

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NEEK Skin Organics

 I love a good lipstick and have quite the collection. Recently I discovered Vegan lipstick, something I’d never heard of before. Who would have thought there was such a thing?

Vegan lipstick by NEEK is 100% natural with no artificial or synthetic ingredients in any of their products. NEEK is also 100% paraben, lead, sulphate, phthalate, mineral oil and synthetic fragrance free.

Vegan lipstick is coloured the natural way using micas and pigments rather than synthetic dyes. NEEK’s vegan lipstick is made using a base of Jojoba Oil and Shea Butter.

Then it’s all topped off with a touch of sweet orange peel – a welcome addition thanks to its soothing, anti-inflammatory properties – and a dash of natural Vitamin E.

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