Friday 22 December 2017

Quick & Simple Holiday Makeup

I don't know about you guys but come Christmas day and I'd rather spend more time unwrapping gifts, seeing loved ones and eating more food than my tummy can handle instead of spending an hour trying to perfect the candy cane eye liner or the glitter cut crease. So what I have put together today are a bunch of makeup products to achieve an effortless festive look in a flash.

Wednesday 20 December 2017

Look Fantastic Beauty Box | December

Beauty In Wonderland is the theme of this December's Look Fantastic Beauty Box which is very fitting for the Christmas period, and also very Alice In Wonderland-esque that I am totally loving! I reviewed this year's August box here which I genuinely enjoyed (apart from a few products that simply did not work for me), so I thought it was about time that I review another and give you a look at what's in the final box of 2017. 

Monday 18 December 2017

A Look at my Fragrance Collection

I vividly remember my fragrance collection from years ago when my bedside table was filled with perfumes by Britney Spears, Hilary Duff, Mariah Carey, and not to mention Paris Hilton that I'm fairly certain are still hidden away somewhere. As I grew older, so did my personal style and I thought I would give you a look at my current stash of wonderful scents that I have on rotation. 

Friday 15 December 2017

The Christmas Makeup Edit | Reds, Golds & Shimmers

'Tis the season for traditional festive makeup and I've rounded up the the classic reds, golds and shimmery goodness to get you into the holiday spirit. Every Christmas I simply cannot resist saturating my eyes in sparkles, reaching for that bold red lippie and jazzing up my nails, so here are just some favourites of mine for creating the ultimate look for a merry and bright season.

Wednesday 13 December 2017

5 Things I've Been Loving Lately

Today I have a mix of bits and pieces that I am utterly busting to talk about and normally I would wait until the end of the month to share my recent loves (don't worry it's still going ahead), but why the heck not do a mid-month favourties too? 

Monday 11 December 2017

Review | John Frieda Luxurious Volume Core Restore

John Frieda is back with a brand spanking new hair care range targeted at fine, flat hair which is something I struggle big time with so I was mighty keen to give this line a try. I haven't had the best experiences with these so called "volumising" hair products but I kept an open mind and I'm here today to share my findings with you.

Friday 8 December 2017

Luxury Christmas Gift Ideas for Her

This is the third installment of my holiday gift guide series this year and sadly I think it'll be the last, so this one is for the ladies who you want to absolutely spoil and shower in gorgeous luxurious goodies. I did a fair amount of research in what items to include and what I thought would make them jump in complete joy (I know I would if I received any of these!). Of course these are just ideas and you can tailor them to suit their personal style, preferred scents or colours, so here are my recommended luxe treats for her this holiday season. 

Wednesday 6 December 2017

The Models Own Wonderland Palette

Not too long ago Models Own officially launched here in Australia (you can find them in Priceline) and as I hadn't really heard much about the brand, I thought what better way to familiarize myself with them than to get my hands one of their pretty eyeshadow palettes. I'll be going into detail about everything from the packaging to the formula and opacity of the shades where I'll also include swatches for reference.

Monday 4 December 2017

My Top 10 Guilty Pleasures

Everyone has a list of guilty pleasures whether they keep it on the down-low or have no shame in admitting it, today I am sharing with you ALL of mine (eep!). I thought this would be a really fun way for you guys to get to know the girl behind BlonDee's Beauty a little more with my semi embarrassing/a lot embarrassing guilty pleasures. 

Friday 1 December 2017

November Recap

December is officially here (woo-hoo!) so a roundup of November is definitely in order. I published a mix of lifestyle and beauty here on the blog, and I also fitted in some Christmassy posts to get the festivities rolling. But if life got in the way and you missed what I got up to last month, now is the time to get your binge on! 

Wednesday 29 November 2017

November Favourites

We are at the end of November which means it's the beginning of festive decorations and daggy Christmas shirts (a thousand times yes!). November was an eventful month; we had interstate friends and family visiting and I got stuck into gift shopping, so it was definitely a busy four weeks. Through all the business I did still manage to love a few new items, including a candle that is just drool worthy! 

Monday 27 November 2017

A Christmas Gift Guide for Him

I've never really had too much trouble shopping for guys - I genuinely have fun doing it and I know some of you may struggle coming up with the perfect gifts, which is why I have put together this little guide that will hopefully spark some ideas this Christmas.

Friday 24 November 2017

French Beauty Products I'm Currently Obsessed With

If you didn't know this about me already, I adore French beauty. Like caps lock, bold, underline, adore. They just really seem to know their stuff and I'm a big fan of the chic Parisian makeup looks. I think it's safe to say, I'm obsessed with everything French related. So today I'm bringing you four lovely products that I am thoroughly enjoying at the moment and I am beyond excited to share them with you.

Wednesday 22 November 2017

Transitional Beauty | Spring to Summer

Swimsuit season is right around the corner so we shift from pink lips and rosy cheeks to glowy bronzed goddess. In preparation for the change in seasons, I have compiled a few beauty and makeup bits to get you Summer ready.

Monday 20 November 2017

How To Shop Smart This Holiday Season

Shopping for your loved ones this festive season can be a lot of fun, but it can also put a lot strain on your bank account as it is quite a stressful and expensive time of year, there's no doubt about it. To make the gift giving process it a little easier on yourself, I'll be sharing with you my best tips on how you can prepare, organize, shop smart and save money this Christmas so you can spend this joyous occasion with a little less worry and have a little more fun. 

Friday 17 November 2017

Products I Have Rediscovered My Love For

As a lover of all things beauty, I often find myself straying from my well-loved products to trial new ones and I kind of (unintentionally) neglect them. The good news is that I have found my way back to a few makeup gems, so let's get talking about these 3 products I have rediscovered my love for.

Wednesday 15 November 2017

Holiday Gift Sets for the Beauty Lover

Since we're in mid November now, I thought it would be the right time to start bringing out the festive gift ideas so you guys can get a head start and (hopefully) beat the Christmas rush. I'll have a few of these coming up on the blog throughout the holiday period, so today I'm starting with these gorgeous limited edition gift sets that ANY beauty addict in your life will simply adore! 

Monday 13 November 2017

Quick Beauty Fixes for Skin Emergencies

On mornings when you've hit the snooze button one too many times or you've been spontaneously invited out to after work drinks with your colleagues, these four beauty products will have your back in your biggest skin emergency. 

Friday 10 November 2017

The Classic Smoky Eye In 3 Easy Steps

If there's one eye makeup look that I turn to at least a dozen times a year, it's the smoky eye. We all know the classic version with the use of greys and blacks (which isn't going anywhere), but the trend is always being recreated with new colours and twists on the original. So whether you're loyal to the classic or you like to mix it up, today I'll be sharing my top tips on mastering the smoky eye in three super simple steps that even the most novice of makeup lovers can achieve.

Wednesday 8 November 2017

A Spring Makeup Menu

We are down to the final month of Spring which I'm pretty sad about to be honest because I've never been huge on Summer. So before the season of beaches and bikinis arrives and makes me a hot sweaty mess, it's about time I bring you a Spring makeup menu filled with lots of pretty pink hues.

Monday 6 November 2017

20 Things To Do When You Have Nothing To Do

When I'm not doing blog associated tasks, I'm pretty much a blob on the couch snacking while watching Sex and the City re-runs. That's just one of the many ways I like to spend my free time, and I know some of you can totally relate! Today I wanted to write up a list of things that you too can do to get you out of that mind numbingly state of pure boredom, and avoid getting stuck watching terrible midday movies. 

Friday 3 November 2017

One To Try From Mecca Max

For those of you who aren't familiar with Mecca, it's a store similar to Sephora (a beauty junkie's heaven) located in Australia and New Zealand where they stock global beauty brands like Hourglass, Smashbox and plenty more. Not too long ago Mecca launched their very own line called 'Mecca Max' and today I'm bringing you their Press Refresh Anti-Shine Balm.

Wednesday 1 November 2017

October Recap

Can you believe it's November already?! I guess time really does fly when you're having fun! As you would have gathered by the title, today is a roundup of each and every blog post I've published throughout the month of October. So if life got a bit hectic and you didn't quite catch what I got up to, you can do so right here.

Monday 30 October 2017

October Favourites

The month of Halloween has come to an end and while some of you might be sad to see it go for another year, I on the other hand am counting down the days until Christmas! This October I've been enjoying a few new makeup bits and bobs and I'm here today to share them all with you.

Friday 27 October 2017

3 Hair Products I Couldn't Live Without

I really don't spend a lot of time or effort on my hair - it's fairly low maintenance but it's also me just being lazy, so my hair care routine definitely needs a little work. However, there are a few products that I do not dare go without because they have been life changing for my hair.

Wednesday 25 October 2017

Brand Focus | Bourjois

It's been a couple of months since I had published a brand focus so I'm here today to bring you another. Priceline have stocked Bourjois for as long as I can remember, with them having a slightly higher price point than other well-known drugstore brands like Rimmel and Maybelline. I think the very first product of theirs I bought was a concealer pot which I'm fairly certain they don't stock anymore (that's how long ago it was!), but today I do have a bunch of makeup items that are very much available and are also my personal favourites from this French brand.

Monday 23 October 2017

Spring Blog Post Ideas

Whether you're a lifestyle, food, fashion, or beauty blogger, I hope you find some inspiration through these blog post ideas the next time you're in a bit of a blogging rut this season.

Friday 20 October 2017

The NYX Roll-On Shimmer + Swatches

On nights out when you're wanting to glam up and add a pop of sparkly goodness all over those beautiful peepers, these Roll-On-Shimmers by NYX are the way to go. I have five stunning shades from the range to share with you guys, and they sure know how to provide that wow factor to your makeup look! 

Wednesday 18 October 2017

My Essence Must Haves Palette

I've been seeing the customisable 'My Must Haves' palettes and eyeshadows at my local Essence stand (which is a fabulous idea!), but the shade range was limited and most of them didn't really appeal to me. That was until I cam across their 15th birthday 'Live, Laugh, Celebrate!' line and I was all over it in a heartbeat!

Monday 16 October 2017

3 Makeup Products To Fall In Love With

Another day, another beauty post and today it's all about these three gems that have won my heart with their gorgeous packaging, beautiful finishes and overall amazing quality. 

Friday 13 October 2017

Review | Christophe Robin Cleansing Volumizing Paste

Lucky me received this deluxe sized jar in the Look Fantastic Birthday Beauty Box and I was beyond excited to just slather my hair in the stuff. What this product claims to do is deeply clean the hair whilst giving you immediate volume and thickness without weighing it down, which sounds absolutely perfect to me! After using this for a few weeks, it's time that I give you my honest opinion on whether this hits the brief or if it's a total flop.  

Wednesday 11 October 2017

The Style Edit | Stripes

You guys know I don't typically write about fashion but the idea of doing a little series of different style pieces got me really excited, and I thought it would be a great way to bring some more variety to the blog. Now I've never been big on wearing stripes but it has somehow eased its way into my wardrobe, and something about Spring has got me crazy about this staple piece.   

Monday 9 October 2017

4 Products To Help Make Your Foundation Last Longer

As a gal with oily skin, I go above and beyond to ensure my foundation doesn't move an inch which is kind of a hassle (I envy you guys with a normal skin type!). But they are necessary steps in my base routine I need to take if I want to look flawless all day long. Thankfully, there are an abundance of products that can help make your foundation last longer for all budgets, and I'll also share with you some little tips that play a huge role in the longevity of my base. 

Friday 6 October 2017

A Few Drugstore Loves | October

I started this series back in July where I share just a few drugstore discoveries that have won me over, and I do love my affordable beauty products so I thought it was about time that I did another. 

Wednesday 4 October 2017

14 Things To Love About Spring

I look forward to Spring every single year because nothing beats Spring blooms and warm sunshiny days. So for those of you in the southern hemisphere, here are 14 things to enjoy about this beautiful season.

Monday 2 October 2017

September Recap

Hello lovely people, I hope September was a killer month! As you would have gathered by the title, today's post is a roundup of the past month with each and every blog post I have published, so you can catch up on what I've been up to.

Friday 29 September 2017

September Favourites

The first month of Spring has whizzed by which still felt like Winter, but it definitely is beginning to warm up! I surprised myself a little when I realized that there isn't a single makeup product in this monthly favourite post, and that's mainly because I haven't been wearing much of it and if I did, it's been the same products on rotation. I have a few skincare bits that I've been enjoying as well as a book that is a bit different for me, so here is a look at what I've been loving this September. 

Wednesday 27 September 2017

A Weekend Pamper Routine

It is so important to take some time away from our busy lives and focus on ourselves, because we all need a break from time to time to just recharge; and what better way to do so than to dedicate the entire weekend to pampering myself.

Monday 25 September 2017

6 Beauty Products That Did Not Impress Me

The perks of being a beauty blogger is having an excuse to try a whole bunch of different products to then report my findings with you guys. Along the way I have discovered some fabulous products that I consider to be my holy grails, and then there's the ones that didn't quite meet my expectations and have been shoved to the back of the pile. So today I bring you 6 beauty products that I'm sad to say, are a bit of a miss for me. 

Friday 22 September 2017

A Beauty Anti-Haul

We all talk about the products we wish to own but never about the ones we wouldn't want to own. Sometimes I come across products that just don't appeal to me which could be due to the concept, the shade range in a palette or the high price tag (maybe even all three). A quick disclaimer; it's not that I think these four products are terrible in any way (I know they get a lot of love from others!), but I just don't see myself adding them to the cart in the near future and here's why.

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Some Cult Favourites That Are Worthy Of Their Status

Cult favourites are the ones that have won many people's hearts, are recommend by fellow beauty enthusiasts and are the holy grails of the beauty world. Now I haven't had the pleasure of trying all of the cult-classics out there (like Kat Von D's 'Lolita' and Laura Mercier's Translucent Setting Powder), but the five that I have are definitely worthy of their title.

Monday 18 September 2017

What's In My Makeup Bag | September

With the change in seasons, I hit the reset button and updated my makeup bag with some more appropriate springtime products. So this month it has been all about keeping my makeup looking fresh with lightweight bases and pretty peachy hues.

Friday 15 September 2017

The Rimmel Only 1 Lipstick + Swatches

I know I've said this multiple times but once more couldn't hurt! Rimmel produce top-notch lip products with this range being one of my most loved lippies from the drugstore. There are a total of 20 flattering shades but today I will be bringing you 7, so here is an in-depth look at these budget beauties that I'm always reaching for.

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Travel-Friendly Makeup to Take on Your Next Trip

I don't know about you but when it comes to my travel makeup bag, I get very particular about what products to pack and which to leave behind. I consider EVERYTHING before I am perfectly content with my makeup bag because the last thing I want is to carry an expensive powder for it to shatter, an eyeshadow palette that isn't versatile for every occasion or a bronzer that is just too bulky which won't leave room for my favourite foundation. So here are a few bits and pieces that would be great additions to your travel makeup kit for your next vacation.

Monday 11 September 2017

15 Things You May Not Have Known About Me

This isn't the kind of post I typically write (you guys know I'm a true beauty junkie), but I thought it would be a wonderful way for my readers to get to know the girl behind BlonDee's Beauty. If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen the poll on whether or not you would like to discover more about me and I was given the green light so here it is!

Friday 8 September 2017

September Goals

I was browsing through my archive of blog posts when I noticed that the last time I wrote about my goals was back in July of 2016! I think it's safe to say that I am well overdue for another. So here is a list of tasks and goals that I am aiming to crush this September.

Wednesday 6 September 2017

Review | YSL All Hours Foundation

I'm back today with a foundation review that I am most excited about as this is quite new from YSL and it has some serious claims, like the formula being waterproof as well as transfer-resistant. So I have put it to the ultimate test and I'm here to give you my honest opinion (as always!) on whether or not it's a total must-buy.

Monday 4 September 2017

Look Fantastic Beauty Box | August

I've been on a few beauty subscription boxes in the past, but after a while they became repetitive and underwhelming. Once I read how many were absolutely blown away by the product selection is these boxes, I just had to sign up! So today I am bringing you the Global Glamour edition where I will be giving you a brief overview of each item and what I think of these beauty boxes so far.

Friday 1 September 2017

August Recap

Welcome lovelies to another monthly recap! If you're a regular reader then you know the drill but if you're new here (hello and welcome!), this is where you'll find each post that I've published throughout the month of August. So grab a cup of tea, make yourself comfy and get reading!

Wednesday 30 August 2017

August Favourites

Goodbye cold dreary weather - hello sunshine and Spring blooms! Another month has gone straight by (and I hope it was a great one!), which means it is that time again where I share with you what I have been loving all throughout the month.
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