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Category: Beauté

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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Trefiel, tres chic!

It’s party season ladies! Time to get your skin glowing the simple way.

Once again, while suffering from insomnia, I was doing my Instagram scrolling rounds when I came across Trefiel. Gorgeous girls taking selfies with awesome masquerade-inspired face masks.

I was delighted when I received my mask in the mail. The packaging was great, along with the directions on the back of the pack. I’m a huge fan of simplicity and it was straight to the point… Well done there.

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In lust with it: October

You may have heard that beauty boxes are taking over our post boxes and if you haven’t, I highly recommend getting a subscription ASAP!

It is the current craze and fantastic for all you makeup and skin care lovers out there.

If you haven’t had a chance to check out my previous post on Lust Have It, check it out here.

I was thrilled to receive my first box from the lovely ladies for the month of October (a little overdue, sorry). I received 7 items in a pink case. Firstly, I love food, especially chocolate and was thrilled to see an Atkins Chocolate Candy pack in my case. Apparently Kim Kardashian West is a big fan of the Atkins diet and anything Kim can do, I will forever struggle to do better. But these chocolate candies are low in carbs and sugar and tasted just like Smarties…we were definitely off to a great start.

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Kosmea Australia

So, after a recommendation from a good friend, I’ve recently become obsessed with rose hip oil. It seems like I’m the last one to jump on the bandwagon of lathering myself in this liquid gold.

For those of you yet to jump on the bandwagon, let me tell you, the benefits of this stuff are amazing. It helps with scarring (goodbye monthly break out scars), dry or damaged skin, and my favourite benefit, anti-aging.

My skin has been especially dry lately with the seasons changing (and let’s face it, I’m not getting any younger!) and I cannot get enough of this wondrous oil!

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Lust have it

Lust Have It is an Australian owned company and one of Australia’s leading beauty subscriptions. I love make up but can be overwhelmed by it…

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