Tag | Beauty Addict Tag ♥

Hey everyone!!! 





Merry Belated Christmas!! Hope you all had an amazing time and received a lot of presents^_^!! So a while back, I was tagged by Sheri from Behind the Frames to do the Beauty Addict Challenge! I get so excited when people tag me because I never thought that anyone would ever remember me and my little blog hehe~ So THANK YOU Sheri for tagging me ♥ Btw you guys really need to check out her blog, it's pretty amazing ;) 

Onto the tag now which consists on 10 questions! Hope you all enjoy ^_^ 

Haul | Makeup and Jewelry ♥

Hi Everyone!!!!

It's seriously been soo sooooo long since I've done a haul post!! I hardly ever do like huge hauls anymore because I kind of just buy things I really need these days. But a few weeks ago i decided to splurge on a few products (excuse = exam stress) that I've been wanting to try for a really long time, so hope you guys enjoy this post! 


Nails | Cute Polka Dots inspired by Bubzbeauty ♥

Hey Everyone!!!

I remember that the first post that I had ever written up for this blog was about my nails. However ever since then, I hadn't made another nail design blog post because i hardly ever paint my nails due to school and working as waitress in the past year!




OOTD | Floral Romper

Hello everyone!!

It's been super long since I've uploaded an outfit post so I figured that it's about time I did! Autumn (Fall) and Winter have to be the month I dislike the most because I'm not a big fan of the colder season's fashion! So I'm actually SUPER glad that Spring is finally here in Australia, which means that I can start bringing out the skirts, shorts, dresses and rompers! 
A big shout out to Wendy who helped me take these photos even though it was raining outside LOL! You can find her on instagram @Wendyayay





Review | Lioele Waterdrop Sleeping Pack ♥

Hello Everyone! 

Hope your week has been going well! It's been Superrr HOT in Sydney for the past few days (almost up to 40 degrees T_T) and I'm so glad that the rain has helped cool the weather down slightly!! How is there weather where you live? If it's getting cold and dry, you might want to stop by and read about this wonderful product that will help soothe dryness! 




Brand: Lioele
Name: Waterdrop Sleeping Pack
Price: $13.61
Weight: 120mL
Shade: - 
Where to purchase: Cosmetic-Love
 Description: "ioele V Line Waterdrop Sleeping Pack By including Swiss Alpine extract, it is absorbed without stickiness and also formulates moisturizing film to supply moisture and nutrition onto tired skin by daytime to keep your skin moisturized until next day. Various beauty ingredients give shaping effect to make skin elastic by tightening skin while sleeping.." - Cosmetic-Love

Review | Lioele Dollish Cera-V CC Cream ♥

Hello Everyone!!!!

Today's review is about the Lioele Dollish Cera-V CC Cream. CC creams were released after the huge success of BB creams and it's very different to BB creams. It stands for 'Colour Correcting/Complexion Correcting' and aims to provide more skin care properties. What I've read about when I researched about CC creams is that it's also more lightweight than BB creams. As always, products that I use are usually influenced by people who rave about it alot and I've heard that this CC cream is amazing from Elaine Mok & AhyeDizzy from YouTube!!


Brand: Lioele
Name: Dollish Cera-V CC Cream
Price: $19.84
Weight: 30g
Shade: - 
Where to purchase: Cosmetic-Love
 Description: "Lioele Dollish Cera-V CC SPF34 PA++ is a brightening CC cream that offers high coverage and moisturizing properties. Its soft, creamy formula contains color capsules that burst on your skin to match skin tone perfectly. Rich minerals and vitamins such as seaweed, vitamin E, jojoba seed oil, and Aloe Vera provide amazing nourishing and moisturizing benefits to promote healthier skin. This CC cream will transform a dull, tired complexion into a beautifully brightened and flawless one." - Cosmetic-Love

Review | Etude House Lock 'n Summer Precious Mineral Cushion ♥

Hello my beautiful readers!! 

I'm so happy to announce that a few weeks ago, Cosmetic-love chose me to be one of their October Beauty Bloggers and sent me a few products to review for you guys - thank you so much Cosmetic-Love for the Opportunity! If you didn't know, Cosmetic-Love is a Korean online beauty store that sells a wide range of beauty products at really affordable prices and they also offer free worldwide shipping! If you're considering buying Korean makeup, do check the website out! This Etude House Lock 'n Summer Precious Mineral Cushion is one of Etude House's latest products. I've heard so many people rave about cushion foundations and BB cream but have never tried them myself - so read on if you would like to know my thoughts on this product! :) 



Brand: Etude House
Name: Precious Mineral Proof Any Cushion Foundation 
Price: $17.45
Weight: 15g
Shade: W13 Natural Beige
Where to purchase: Cosmetic-love
 Description: "This cushion pact perfects all-day radiant and moist skin with its multi-function of brightening, wrinkle-reducing, sebum control and flawless coverage." - Cosmetic-Love

Review | Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation & Concealer ♥

Hello Everyone!!! 

For today's post, I'm going to be talking about one of my new favourite foundations that I've tried recently! As you can see in title, it's called the Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation & the Concealer as well from the same SuperStay Better Skin line. I know it's probably been out in the US for many months now, however, it is still considered as a relatively 'new' product in Australia so if you're interested in knowing my thoughts about this product, keep reading (warning - it's quite a long post hehe) ^_^~



I'm just going to talk a bit of backgound information about Maybelline's SuperStay Better skin line before I get into the review, in case you didn't know this information! So this new product line by Maybelline is called "Better Skin" because it contains Actyl-C in both the foundation and concealer. The Maybelline BB cream with salicylic acid already got me hooked and now a foundation and concealer with Actyl-C sounds too good to be true!! You're all probably wondering what the benefits of Actyl-C are but don't worry, I've got you covered! 

Actyl-C is a powerful vitamin derivate that leaves skin feeling energised, fresh, healthy and radiant by promoting skin regeneration, evening discolouration and brightening dull areas of the face! This foundation also claims to visibly improve the skin in 3 weeks including: 
  • Smoother skin 
  • More even skintone
  • Brightening of Dull Areas
  • Hydrated, supple complexion
When wearing foundation, the last thing anyone would want is clogged pores and breakout. So the idea that this product has skin benefiting properties makes it super appealing to me!! Sounds really good right?? 

Review | Too Faced Natural At Night Palette ♥

Hi Everyone!!!! 

Today will be another review and I'm really excited because this is one of my favourite eyeshadow palettes of all time!!! I purchased this Too Faced Palette last year when I went to Malaysia's Sephora. I had never tried Too Faced Before this but I heard many good things about the brand from Youtubers like Weylie! 



Brand: Too Faced
Name: Natural at Night Palette
Price: I don't remember how much I bought this for in Malaysia but Too Faced Palettes at Mecca cost around $48 
Weight: 3 eyeshadows are 2g each and the other 6 eyeshadows are 0.9g each so 11.4g altogether 
Shade: -
Where to purchase: Sorry to my fellow Australian readers but this palette is only available on the Too Faced Website :(
Description: "The after-5 version of the wildly successful Natural Eye palette is a slightly darker take on neutrals. With so many ways to wear them, there’s a combination for your every after-dusk adventure. Our revolutionary silky formula is easy to blend and offers gorgeous color payoff " - Too Faced 

Review | Nature Republic Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera ♥

HELLO EVERYONE!!!

I'm BACK!! ^_^~ How are you all!? If you follow me on my social media you'd know that I just finished my HSC and I'm finally FINISHED with high school!! YAY! Now I just have to worry about my results when they come out in a few months lol! Praying that I get into my course >_<!!~
Hope you've all been well and here's an overdue review that I was meant to post up a long time ago but obviously didn't have the time!!! I've been wanting to try this product out for so long so when Winterblush Australia contacted me, I was pretty happy to review this. This contains 100% of my own opinions :) 


Brand: Nature's Republic
Name: Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera
Price: $7.80
Weight: 300mL 
Shade: - 
Where to purchase: WinterBlush
 Description: "A gel like texture made from aloe vera extract to keep skin feeling smooth and relaxed all day long. This product has a variety of uses." - Winterblush

Update + OOTD | My love for denim ♥

HELLO everyone!! 

Surprise! hehe... I know I did say that I was going to be on blog hiatus for a month until my major exams finish but obviously i'm like bored out of my mind and procrastinating seemed like a good idea so I decided to make a blogpost instead ahaa. I have 5 more exams to go!! Can't wait til it's all over :) I never actually thought I would miss blogging this much!!  

A while back my sister took me to this really nice vintage cafe and i obviously took advantage of the scenery to take these photos because we were legit the only people in the cafe. The workers were staring at me whilst i was taking these which was kind of awkward :P I think my fellow fashion bloggers would understand this :') Anyways, without further ado, here is the outfit! 





Tag | Beauty Blogger Tag

Hi everyone!!! 



So today, I decided to do the Beauty Blogger Tag that the beautiful Angel from Anjelleee tagged me in a while back! So thank you Angel for tagging me!! :) 

Getting to know you 

3 Random Facts About Yourself: + I'm 17 years old from Sydney 
+ I have an obsession with GEM 鄧紫棋
+ I really want to become a Primary school teacher

What Country Do you Live in? : 
Australia

What's the meaning behind the name of your blog?
When I first wanted to start blogging I didn't know what to name my blog. But because I really liked makeup and makeup has the ability to make someone beautiful, I decided to call if Beautifying Life. Idk it was pretty lame and my sister laughs at it all the time haha but I really can't be bothered to think of something better at the moment! :P 

Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging because I had been watching beauty bloggers and gurus on Youtube for many years like Michelle Phan, Bubzbeauty, IlikeWeylie and heaps of other people and I really wanted to do what they did. But because I'm not good with talking in front of cameras, writing out stuff was a lot easier and I could stay behind the screen :P 

Review | Annie's Way Arbutin + Hyaluronic Acid Jelly Mask ♥

Hey Everyone! 

A few month's back, I remember watching Bubzbeauty's vlogs and her monthly favourites video's and seeing her rave about how amazing this Annie's Way Arbutin & Hyaluronic Acid Brightening Jelly mask was! YesStyle was kind enough to offer me this product to review on my blog so keep reading to find out my opinion on this product! By the way, YesStyle is currently holding a 10% off sales on all Annie's Way products up until the 2nd of October, so be sure to check that out! 




Brand: Annie's Way 
Name: Arbutin + Hyularonic Acid Brightening Jelly mask 
Price: $24.90 
Weight: 250mL 
Shade: - 
Where to purchase: YesStyle 
Description: "Revitalizing jelly masks treat skin to continuous moisture combined with a whitening effect to minimize dark spots and even out skin tone for a fair and translucent complexion. For a weekly pampering session, spread a dollop of mask evenly on cleansed and toned face and leave on for 30 minutes before scraping off. Wipe face with tissue after removing mask and rinse thoroughly with water." -YesStyle

Review | Fairy Drops Volume and Curl Burst Water Proof Mascara ♥

Hey everyone!! 

I hope you're all doing well!! Today I have a review on my current HG mascara! I'm not sure if I've mentioned this mascara in any of my previous posts, but ever since I've gotten my hands on this mascara, I haven't been bothered to buy any other. I'm sure many of you guys have heard of this brand already but if you haven't, I present you with the Fairy Drops Volume & Curl Burst Water proof Mascara! 



Brand: Fairy Drops
Name: Volume and Curl Burst Waterproof Mascara
Price: $24.24
Weight: -
Shade: Black
Where to purchase: Amazon.com
Description: "FAIRY DROPS Volume Burst Mascara Water Proof contains Volume Up Powder, Wax and Fiber to make "Volume Burst" in one coat. Strong against humidity, it makes a strong curl. As it is water-proof, sweat-proof and tear-proof, it is good for marine sports. You need not worry about mess and smudge." -Amazon

Review | Etude House Colour My Brows 01 Rich Brown ♥

Hello everyone!! :) 

How has your week been? I'm pretty excited and I'm sure many fellow Australians in Year 12 are excited too because graduation is in less then 2 weeks now and formal isn't far away either!! The only thing I'm dreading now is choosing my uni courses for next year and right now I have less than a month until they're due >_< I'm thinking of doing education but I'm not really sure yet!! 

Anyways, today's review is going to be on the Etude House Colour My Brow Mascara which I previously said I wouldn't do a review on, but I'm lacking inspiration at the moment so I decided to write up something about this product! Hope you guys enjoy this! 


Brand: Etude House
Name: Colour My Brows
Price: $6.63 USD
Weight: 4.5g
Shade: 01 Rich Brown 
Where to purchase: Jolse Cosmetics 
Description: "Eye brow color mascara. Shade and moisten brows for a refined natural look. Soft-Hold Gel type mascara, with slim mascara-type brush, enables voluminous and detailed touch for the eyelashes." - Jolse Cosmetics 

Review | NARS Creamy Concealer ♥

Hey Everyone!! 

If you guys have seen my Collective High End Haul post, you would've seen this concealer being featured. I mentioned that I really loved it and so I decided to do a more in depth review about it!! Hope you guys enjoy this ^_^ 


Brand: NARS
Name: Radiant Creamy Concealer
Price: $35 AUD
Weight: 6mL
Shade: Honey Light 3
Where to purchase: Mecca Cosmetica if you're from Australia ^_^
Description: "Coveted by artists for its luxurious texture and luminous finish, the Radiant Creamy Concealer evens skin with lightweight medium to high buildable coverage. Enriched with hydrating, multi-action skincare benefits and light diffusing technology, it creates a softer, smoother complexion while instantly obscuring imperfections and diminishing fine lines and signs of fatigue. Long wearing and crease-proof for the perfect cover!" -Mecca Cosmetica

Review | xoBeauty Lashes ♥

 

Hey everyone!! Today I'm going to be reviewing these xoBeauty lashes that I purchased awhile ago! If you guys don't know, xoBeauty is the brand that Shaaanxo created and she's a New Zealand YouTuber that I really love to watch!! I always see these lashes being used in her tutorials but I never actually thought I'd ever buy them.

Date Ordered: Thursday 3rd July 2014
Package Shipped: Monday 7th July 2014
Package Arrived: Monday 21st July 2014
Total Days: 18 days
The shipping took a bit longer than I expected because New Zealand is close to Australia so I thought it would just take a week but after checking the website it says International shipping takes 7-40 says so 18 days is actually quite reasonable!

Review | The FACE Shop Lovely ME:EX Makeup Base in Green ♥

Hey everyone!! 

I've been meaning to review this product since so long ago but have only got the time to do it now because I've been so busy with school work and trials - to sum it all up these few months have just been pretty crazy :(


Brand: The Face Shop

Name: Lovely ME:EX Makeup Base

Price: $5.78 USD

Weight: 40 mL

Shade: 01 Green

Where to purchase: Jolse Cosmetics, Beautynetkorea, Sasa

Description: "The Face Shop Makeup Base that brightens skin with better tones. It is ideal for oily skin cause of oil-free non-sticky and soft texture. It also covers blemishes effectively.Violet neutralizes and brightens yellow tone for healthier complexion, and green to cover redness." - Sasa.com
 

Beautifan Giveaway

Hey Everyone!! 

I just wanted to quickly tell you guys about the first giveaway that Beautifan is hosting!! 
For those who don't know, Beautifan is a blog that ibuybeauti created and it's a forum where you can find many reviews on products from their store so you can read through and see if the products are suitable for you before buying! I'm proud to announce that I am a Beautifan blogger myself and my reviews are featured on there as well :) 


Review | Benefit Cosmetics Coralista ♥

 Hey Everyone!! 
 
Today I'll be reviewing one of Benefit Cosmetics most famous blushes, CORALista and it's been hyped about everywhere so I had to pick it up when I was in Hong Kong! This was my first Benefit box powders and I have been pretty much obsessed ever since :)


Brand: Benefit Cosmetics
Name:
Coralista Blush
Price: 
$28 USD on the website
$51 AUD from Myers
Weight:
8.0g
Shade:-
Where to purchase: 
Benefit Cosmetics or Myers Australia if you don't want to purchase online

Description: "
It’s your blush for a tropical flush! This warm coral-pink shade cheers up every skintone in seconds. Includes a soft, natural-bristle brush." - Benefit Cosmetics US

Collective Haul | High End Makeup ♥


It's been awhile since I've uploaded a haul and today I'm excited to share this with you guys because this is my first high end haul from brands other than Benefit!! :) Just a disclaimer, I bought this over the span of last month (not all at once) and in no means trying to show off!! So hope you guys enjoy this post and read on if you want to know more about the things I bought!! :)

Sponsored | BornPrettyStore Jewellery ♥

Hey everyone! 

Last month, Born Pretty Store kindly sent me these products from their online store for me to review. I would like to apologise for the delay of this post as I was meant to write it up at the beginning of the month >_< But I finally got around to doing it now, so hope you all enjoy! I've also included a 10% coupon code at the bottom of this post so that you guys can purchase things from their store as well!!


About Born Pretty Store ♥

So I assume most bloggers would've heard of Born Pretty before but if you haven't, Born Pretty is an online store that sells beauty items such as nail art items, accessories, makeup, makeup tools, phone cases and many more things at a really cheap price! It's called Born Pretty Store because they believe every woman is "Born pretty" and aim to provide beauty products to enhance our beauty! Pretty cute idea right? :) They also offer free shipping worldwide and have great customer service! They also ship their products within 24hrs of their hours which is so efficient!! So now that you've learnt a bit about Born Pretty, let's get onto the product review.

Package ordered: Wednesday 4th June 2014  
 Package sent: Wednesday 4th June 2014
Package Arrived:  Thursday 26th June 2014
Total Days:
22 days

Winterblush Korean Cosmetics Store ♥

Hey Everyone!!

How was everyone's week? I'm so glad the weekend has finally arrived because I've spent the past 5 days sitting in my school hall doing three hour exams :'( Not exactly the best week! I'm sure you all had a more exciting week than me lolol :P

On another note, you all probably know by now about how much I love my Korean makeup! It's so affordable and great quality too! Plus I'm sure you'd all agree that they have pretty much the cutest packaging in the world. So recently, I discovered a new online cosmetics store that is called 'Winter Blush" and it's based in Brisbane so I decided to share :) 




Jolse.com Cosmetics Haul Part 2 ♥

Hey Everyone! 

So last year, I did a blogpost about my first time shopping at Jolse Cosmetics which you can check out HERE! Basically for those who haven't read my first post, Jolse is a Korean Cosmetics Online store and they sell products at a really cheap price and with every order they offer lots of samples plus free shipping! This was a haul from last year and when I found these pictures that I had taken previously, I decided to finally write up a post since I haven't uploaded a haul post on my blog since forever!

Oh yeah by the way, before i move onto the haul, I wanted to say please excuse the colour of the photo's, they all look extremely yellow and it must've been because on the day i took these photos, it was a pretty gloomy day, hence the bad quality! Sorry! 


I fell in love with Jolse Cosmetic Store since the first time i purchased from them because of how fast their shipping was and how well their services were! I also loved the fact that they gave me heaps of samples!  


Order On Tuesday 17th September 2013
Shipped on Monday 23rd September 2013
Arrived 18th October 2013

Overall, it basically took 31 days to arrive - approx a month! It took a little longer than expected, because last time it came in 2 weeks, but when I contacted them they were very kind and explained to me about the delay so I was pretty happy!


Review | Benefit They're Real Push Up Liner ♥

Hey everyone, 

I'm so excited to review this product today because I mentioned in my last review post, which was about the Benefit's They're Real Mascara, that I was going to try out the Push up Liner on the day it went on sale. Since the They're real mascara didn't really work out on my eyes, I'm glad to say that the Push up Liner is probably the best gel eyeliner I've ever used :) Keep reading on if you want to know more ^_^


Brand: Benefit Cosmetics
Name: They're Real Push Up Liner
Price: $24 USD on the website
$35 AUD from Myers 
Weight: 1.4g
Shade: -
Where to purchase: Benefit Cosmetics or Myers Australia if you don't want to purchase online
Description: "It’s the FIRST EVER lash-hugging gel liner in a pen! This matte black gel formula won’t smudge, budge or dry out, and the innovative soft AccuFlex™ Tip hugs your lashline from corner to corner. The closer the line, the bigger the eye!" - Benefit Cosmetics US

OOTD | Obsession with skirts ♥

Hey everyone :) 

I'm sorry for the inconsistent posts during these few weeks, I have trials coming up for my HSC exams in about two weeks and it's kinda hard to have posts up every week and keeping up to date! But I managed to squeeze in a post today because I'm on my two week break! Also, I just bought the new Benefit Push Up liner yesterday at the launch and I'm so excited to review it, so that will hopefully be up by next Saturday ^_^

Anyways, in Australia we're in the middle of winter but I know nearly everywhere else in the world is in the middle of summer, and so hopefully those who have wonderful warm weather can be inspired by this outfit that I've put together!