Wednesday 12 December 2018

Makeup I'm Taking On Holiday

Since I'll be spending my first Christmas up north with the in-laws this year (yikes!), I have started to put together a travel makeup bag filled with products I love and adore to get me through the tropical heat while still looking fabulous. I have a bunch of cult-favourites that fellow makeup enthusiasts swear by as well as a few by Rimmel and Revlon that are absolute winners.

Friday 30 November 2018

20 Ways To Make The Most Of The Festive Season

Thinking about the holiday season and everything it entails from wearing silly Christmas shirts to the smell of freshly baked gingerbread cookies makes me feel warm and tingly inside, which may sound completely cliché but what can I say? I am Christmas' number 1 fan. Each December I like to make the absolute most of the festive season by going to events, parades, hosting (or attending) parties and visiting neighbourhood Christmas light displays. There is tonnes to do for all ages and it'll make for a truly magical holiday season.

Friday 23 November 2018

Dreamy Holiday Treats For The Beauty Obsessed

I am a self-confessed beauty junkie and to say that I am like a kid in a candy store when the holiday range is released is an understatement. There are an abundance of gorgeous gift sets and limited edition treasures to choose from so whether you're shopping for yourself or for the beauty lover in your life, here are my top 5 recommendations . 

Thursday 15 November 2018

Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink

I feel like Maybelline have the largest variety of matte lipsticks than any other brand in all of the drugstore (not that I'm complaining because I do love a matte lip from time to time), so what makes their Matte Ink stand out from the rest? The ridiculous staying power of course! 

Friday 9 November 2018

How To Fake Your Way To Looking Fresh

Late night? Running on an hour of sleep? Sometimes life can get hectic and it definitely takes its toll on our skin and I am all too familiar with those purple/blue under eye circles, not to mention the breakouts and overall lackluster complexion (it's rough!). When time is simply not on our side to give our skin a much needed pick-me-up, this is where makeup swoops in to save the day by bringing our skin back to life. 

Tuesday 30 October 2018

October Favourites

While most of you are getting into the spirit of Autumn and everything it entails, here in Victoria the weather has been warming up, the days are now longer with daylight savings kicking in earlier this month, and it has been feeling very much like Spring. October has whizzed by (which I guess is what happens when you're overly excited about the upcoming festive season), and I have another trio of products to share including a mix of hair, skin and makeup.

Tuesday 23 October 2018

His & Hers Beauty

I came across a couple of blog posts that were on the topic of men's beauty which then inspired me to do something slightly different by combining his and hers beauty. When I say 'his' I'm of course referring to my partner Kieren who over the years has grown quite fond of having a beauty routine of sorts (I won't take all the credit but I definitely played a part in that!). I bypassed multiple bottles of hair gels and beard oils in our en suite to find two products he loves and I sifted through my abnormal amount of beauty and makeup to discover a couple of gems worth featuring.

Tuesday 16 October 2018

Garnier Tissue Masks for Every Skin Type

The following content contains gifted products.

Originating from South Korea, these serum soaked fabric sheet masks have taken the beauty world by storm with many brands releasing their own versions and we are loving them! Suitable for all skin types (even sensitive), Garnier offers a range of pampering Skin Active Tissue Masks to purify, rejuvenate and hydrate the skin using one key ingredient - hyaluronic acid.

Tuesday 9 October 2018

4 Cruelty-Free Beauty Products Worth Checking Out

More and more consumers are becoming aware of animal cruelty, especially in the beauty industry and many brands have implemented the necessary steps to be certified, proud cruelty-free companies. Some have not made the switch (and they may never plan to) while others are currently working on it, but here are some wonderful products that are 100% free of animal testing that are definitely worthy of a place in your beauty/makeup stash. 

Tuesday 2 October 2018

Makeup Rediscoveries

The life of a blogger with a die-hard beauty addiction involves playing with lots of makeup (among other things), to then chat about them with my readers and bond over pretty products. When newer makeup comes along, the older ones often get pushed aside and become neglected for a while, but I did a dig through my drawers and rediscovered some gems that I have fallen in love with all over again.

Friday 28 September 2018

September Favourites

What a wonderfully warm start to Spring it has been here in Victoria! I wore my first dress in months and I busted out all of my springtime beauty essentials to really get into the spirit of the season. Speaking of beauty, I have a handful of new bits that I've been trying out during September that have knocked my socks right off!

Tuesday 18 September 2018

What's In My Makeup Bag | September

It's that time again where I give you a nosy of what I've been carrying along with me in my makeup kit lately. This post is roughly 7 months overdue (eep!) and in case you missed my very last one, you can have a read of my February edition right here. The contents of my makeup bag has changed dramatically since the beginning of the year and I have a couple holy grails, some oldies but goodies and new favourites that have made their way into my kit this September.

Tuesday 11 September 2018

Springtime Beauty

The past couple of days have been the epitome of Spring with warm temperatures and bees buzzing about, even as I'm typing this the sun is shining oh so bright and I am just soaking it all in! With the change in seasons comes a new makeup regime and we are ditching the wintertime hues for fresh, colourful and glowy so here are my top picks.

Tuesday 4 September 2018

L'Oreal La Vie En Glow Highlighting Palette

I know this palette has been out for a little while now, but I didn't have the urge to play with it until the weather warmed up since it does have quite a golden-bronze look to it. Now that Spring has arrived and the sun is shining, I am really feeling the lit-from-within vibe this palette is ALL about for the ultimate 'I just woke up like this' look we all strive to create.

Thursday 30 August 2018

August Favourites

As each month passes, I am slowly becoming more and more excited about the most wonderful time of year - Christmas of course! How was your August? Mine was pretty relaxed, but I do have some exciting new beauty bits to share with you including a face mask that is just delightful!

Tuesday 21 August 2018

The MAC Lipstick You Need In Your Makeup Bag

I am finally a proud owner of a MAC lipstick (about time right?!). I would not be surprised if I was the second last person in this country to have one in my possession, considering how much of a cult following their lippies have gained over the years. There are an abundance of shades from all the colours of the rainbow to choose from with a variety of lovely finishes in their range of lipsticks, but 'Faux' was love at first swatch.

Tuesday 14 August 2018

A Few Drugstore Loves | August

Nothing makes my heart happier than discovering makeup that I adore whilst saving money all at the same time (sometimes we gotta be savvy spenders!) and in case you have not yet noticed, the drugstore have been absolutely killing it! I've got 3 budget-friendly makeup bits for the eyes, face and lips that have been getting a lot of love lately and are very much worthy of a place in your collection.

Wednesday 8 August 2018

In The Spotlight | Maybelline Total Temptation Eyeshadow & Highlight Palette

Maybelline have dropped a new makeup range called Total Temptation that includes a mascara, eye brow pencil as well as an eye and cheek palette that I'll be going into detail about in today's post. Might I just add, it's WAY better than their other eyeshadow palettes!

Friday 3 August 2018

What I've Been Loving This Year So Far

Instead of doing my July favourites, I'm bringing you a mid-year beauty favourites post (better late than never!). There have been plenty of different products I've been enjoying throughout the year thus far, but these five have not left my sight in a long while and have become a huge part of my daily skincare/makeup routine.

Tuesday 24 July 2018

A Peek At The L'Oreal x Balmain Collection + Swatches

French fashion designer Olivier Rousteing (you may know him as the handsome creative director of luxury fashion house Balmain), have collaborated with L'Oréal to bring you 12 couture limited edition lipsticks by Colour Riche. Today I wanted to give you a peek at the most anticipated collection at the drugstore featuring 6 edgy, modern and fierce shades inspired by the runways of Paris.

Wednesday 18 July 2018

The Mecca Max Beauty Queen Eyeshadow Palette

Fit for a beauty queen is this limited edition number by Mecca Max that is loaded with 15 dreamy, shimmering pigments for the eye and face to achieve the ultimate glam factor. Not going to lie, the marble effect sucked me right in and I could not resist temptation! Do I need another palette? Heck no, but it is unlike anything I own and it is heavenly.

Tuesday 10 July 2018

Urban Decay Backtalk Palette. Worth The Hype?

If you're a makeup junkie then chances are you've seen this stunner just about everywhere you look. With eight versatile pink hues and four warm face shades inspired by their bestselling Vice lipstick shade in Backtalk (warm mauve), what's not to love?! But is it worthy of a spot in your glorious makeup stash?

Monday 2 July 2018

June Favourites

Another month bites the dust so bring on July because it is one of two months out of the entire year I get majorly excited for (my birthday and Christmas of course!). How did June treat you? It was the official beginning of Winter and we've had some pretty chilly temperatures already (between 1°C and 6°C), so you can imagine the difficulty I've been facing getting out of bed each morning! But enough about the weather and let's talk new beauty loves shall we?

Wednesday 27 June 2018

3 Things I've Learnt From 3 Years Of Blogging

Happy Birthday little space on the web!

So it's been three years since I became a part of the blogging community without any real clue what I was doing, but I knew it could be the start of something wonderful and it has been quite a journey! This post is all about everything I've learnt thus far as a blogger and also what's next for BlonDee's Beauty.

Friday 22 June 2018

Look Fantastic Beauty Box | June Edition

I've been an avid subscriber of their beauty box for a good year now (this is actually my very last box - for now at least!), so I thought I would give you a look inside this month's Into The Blue theme of rejuvenating summery beauty bits. 

Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.

Friday 15 June 2018

Matte or Gloss?

Matte lips were ALL the rage a year or two ago and it was the trend that filled our Instagram feeds with richly pigmented plush finishes, but the high shine lip has made a miraculous comeback and it's not going anywhere! So are you a matte lip or glossy lip person? For me, it all depends on what I'm in the mood for on the day and what makeup look I'm trying to achieve.

Tuesday 5 June 2018

Review | NYX Total Control Drop Foundation

I was scrolling through my foundation reviews and it turns out my very last one was WAY back in September of 2017 (on the much hyped YSL All Hours), so you could say I am well overdue for another one! I like to read into whether or not some products are worth the purchase because this girl simply cannot afford to make it rain on every good looking product she sees. Sometimes they work for me and other times not so much but that is all part of being a beauty blogger so without further ado, here are my thoughts on the NYX Total Control Drop Foundation.

Friday 1 June 2018

May Favourites

Well Autumn has officially come and gone so now we're heading into the season of snuggly jumpers and mulled wine (no complaints here!). I have a couple of new beauty and makeup bits to share with you plus a hair mask that I am most excited to tell you all about, so welcome friends to my May favourites!

Tuesday 29 May 2018

Winter Ready Skincare

As the days get cooler and darker with Winter just around the corner, it's time to switch up my skincare routine in preparation for what is predicted to be the coldest Winter on record here in the land down under. 

Wednesday 16 May 2018

4 Products That Help Fight The Signs Of Aging

We are always on the hunt for some skincare product, treatment or latest technology to reverse the signs of aging or slow the process down all together, because nobody really wants to loose their youthfulness. Truth is, that's life and we can't escape the inevitable. But the good news is that over the years the quality, effectiveness and science going into anti-aging products have improved immensely, so here are my top tried and true age fighting skincare gems.

Sunday 13 May 2018

What I'm Packing In My Travel Beauty Kit

Since I'm going on a little trip up north this May (a family birthday celebration in case you were somewhat curious), I thought why not round up a small fraction of the beauty products I'll be packing in my travel kit and share them with you all today. I had to refrain a tiny bit because sacrificing clothing space for beauty space probably isn't ideal, so here is a peek at the lucky winners that made it to my minimal travel beauty kit.

Saturday 5 May 2018

April Favourites

So we're officially in the final month of Autumn which I'm a tad sad about because I'm still yet to wear my scarves, chunky knits and knee high boots with these strange Spring-like temperatures. Anyway, enough about the weather and let's get on with the reason why you're here and that's my April favourites!

Thursday 3 May 2018

Motivational Quotes for Bloggers & Entrepreneurs

For some, motivational and inspirational quotes are just a bunch of words that make their eyes roll out of their head. But for me, they really help me to hustle harder for my dreams and lift me up when I'm down so I can become the best blogger I can possibly be. Here are 12 of my favourite motivational quotes for the blogger, girl boss and entrepreneurs in general to help keep you going until you've crossed that finish line.

Sunday 29 April 2018

A Beauty-Full Mess

I put A LOT of thought into my content here on BlonDee's Beauty (us bloggers always do there's no doubt about it), but sometimes I even find myself overthinking so today I really just felt like writing an ultra relaxed post by compiling a miniature mountain of products for no reason at all other than because I love them. So sit back, make yourself a cup of tea and enjoy this beauty-full organised mess.

Tuesday 24 April 2018

Bold Lips + Glowing Skin

Autumn's biggest beauty statement is the bold lip and keeping the base looking youthful, dewy and fresh (à la Karlie Kloss) has been my new favourite makeup look to wear this month. I've rounded up some of my go-to products including Guerlain and L'Oréal, that help me create the ultimate glowing complexion and fiery pout combo that surely turns heads.

Monday 16 April 2018

Brand Focus | Luma Beauty

So it's been roughly 6 months since my last brand focus (oops!), so this post has definitely been long overdue! I'm pretty excited to talk about this brand because Luma (by our very own Jessica Hart) are all about multi-purpose, skin-loving beauty products and spoiler alert, they are simply beautiful!

Wednesday 11 April 2018

One Blush Palette for Every Makeup Look

The great thing about blush palettes is every shade you could possibly need is all in one compact so no matter what makeup look you choose to create (for day or night), you'll always find the perfect accompaniment. Maybelline have released their Master Blush palette that allows you to mix and match shades for your own custom cheek colour which is really fun and artsy!

Thursday 5 April 2018

A Beauty Emergency Kit

Have you ever found yourself in an unfortunate beauty crisis? (raises hand). Okay crisis may be a strong adjective to use, but whether it's a spur-of-the-moment date or a very important meeting you can't escape, we just want to look our absolute best for any unplanned occasion. 

Tuesday 3 April 2018

March Favourites

Somehow we're already four months into 2018 which is so surreal because it feels like Christmas was only yesterday (oh how I miss the festive season!). April totally snuck up on me or maybe I just lost track of time with all the chocolate eating, but with a new month comes a new favourites post so let's jump straight in! 

Monday 26 March 2018

The Models Own Supernatural Palette

When I first had a peek at these shades, it was pretty much Autumn in a palette which makes it the perfect time to whip this baby out! Rich golds, shimmery browns and sultry purple tones are what to expect with 'Supernatural' so here is an in depth look at this bewitching, Autumnal-esque eyeshadow palette.

Tuesday 20 March 2018

Review | Maybelline Master Chrome Highlighter

Fairly new from Maybelline is their Master Chrome Highlighter in 'Molten Gold' (stunning isn't it?!). After several swatches later and a few wear tests, I'm here today to bring you my thoughts and opinions on this golden-hued metallic powder.

Thursday 15 March 2018

Autumn Blog Post Ideas for Every Niche

If you're reading this then chances are you're feeling a bit uninspired (been there!), and you're looking for some ideas to get those creative juices flowing this Autumn. When I'm in a blogging rut, these types of posts have always been incredibly helpful in getting me back on track so here are 35 blog post titles to get you into the spirit of the season.


Tuesday 13 March 2018

Beauty Samples I'd Happily Buy Full Sizes Of

Samples are an awesome way to get a feel of a product without spending a cent, so you can decide whether or not it's worth purchasing the full size (especially if they're on the pricey side!). What I have today is a handful of deluxe sized beauty samples that I have trialed a fair amount of times to know that I would gladly include them in my beauty routines. 

Thursday 8 March 2018

The Amazing Benefits of Working Out

I have finally gotten off my butt and back into a regular workout routine and let me tell you, it feels absolutely amazing! While I've been upping my fitness game (and getting a rockin' bod!), I thought it would be a really great idea to share some incredible perks and reasons why I think everyone should incorporate an exercise routine into their daily lives. 

Wednesday 28 February 2018

February Favourites

So February was a strange month for me. There were lots of ups and downs and overall, it was just a bleh 28 days so I am welcoming March with open arms! A few great things came from February like Valentine's Day, getting back into a workout routine and of course these three new favourites that I am most excited to share with you today.

Sunday 25 February 2018

Transitional Beauty | Summer to Autumn

It's beginning to feel a lot like Autumn today as I'm writing this and I could not be happier (mainly because Summer and I don't get along!). So in preparation for this wonderful transition, I have rounded up some beauty bits and bobs to ease you into the cozy knitwear, pumpkin spice and deep berry lips season widely known as Autumn. 

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Skincare on Trial

Sukin. The Aussie skincare brand where their products are formulated without nasties (like artificial colours and synthetic fragrances to name a few), contain naturally derived ingredients, are cruelty free and vegan friendly. I've been putting these three products to the test this past 10 days and since their Purely Ageless line has gone through a bit of a revamp, I thought now would be the perfect time to share my thoughts so far.

Thursday 15 February 2018

What's In My Makeup Bag | February

The last time I gave you a look into my makeup bag was almost six months ago which is very unlike me because I normally update you every three months, but somehow I totally lost track (oops!). Anyway, enough back story and let's dive head first into what makeup goodies I've been carrying around with me these past few weeks. 

Tuesday 13 February 2018

The Lazy Girl's Guide to Summer Beauty

I'm writing this post a little later than I initially intended but hey, it's still technically Summer for at least another two weeks so let's get this post rolling shall we?! Today we are talking lazy beauty where the products multi-task so you can look pretty and polished in no time this sunny season.

Thursday 8 February 2018

2018 Aspirations

I've been seeing these types of blog posts all over the web and it inspired me to want to write a list myself. At the beginning of every new year I will jot down some of my blogging aspirations or something else completely unrelated that has sparked my interest (some have question marks beside them), but it's usually for my eyes only. For some reason I was just beaming with excitement about sharing my list with you guys this year and guess what? I have already crossed one of these goals off my list (go me!).
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