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Re-posting because this is super important!!
Its almost summer and this is a serious topic ladies and gentlemen, Sunscreen. Scientific evidence supports the benefits of using sunscreen to minimize short-term and long-term damage to the skin from the sun’s rays. Here is a quick list of sunscreen you can buy


Anthelios XL Ultra-light SPF 50+

I use this one, I find it isn’t to oily or greasy. I find that I can easy add it to my beauty routine.  It’s extremely lightweight has fast absorbing formula. It doesn’t leave the white residue some sunscreens do and I can apply it under my makeup.

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Mecca Cosmetica To Save Face Superscreen SPF 50+

To Save Face applies like moisturiser, I highly recommend this to anyone with sensitive skin.2293779


IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream SPF 50+

I think this is the perfect way to incorporate sunscreen into your daily beauty routine. Having sunscreen in your CC cream you received all the benefits of a CC with the added bonus of sunscreen.zoom_f538ac997a5121b40159115a6b36f40c00c406c0_1462862533_it_cccream_fair_web


Dermalogica Age Smart Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50

Great light weight moisturizer adsorbs really quickly into the skin. Perfect for everyday wear as its not a heavy or oily on the skin however, it is the most expensive out of all my recommendations.dermalogica-age-smart-dynamic-skin-recovery-50ml

 

Shine like the whole universe is yours

Time to Prime

The first step to achieving a flawless, long wearing foundation base is Primer! There is a reason why its a crime not to prime. However slapping on some primer that you brought from the store isn’t enough. If it helps, think of your face as a canvas, the cleaner the canvas, the easier it is for the makeup to slide effortlessly onto your face and the less likely for it to become oily and transfer off!


EXFOLIATION 

The first step is exfoliation and it is a vital step as it allows for the shedding of dead skin cells; this provides an opportunity for the new layer of fresh, plump skin to be revealed. This allows for a fresh clean base for foundation to sit on.


PRIME 

The next step is to prime the skin. Primers are essential for creating an even application of foundation as well as aiding in longevity. Primers are often reactive to heat and therefore application with your fingertips works best, gently massaging the product into your skin. Whilst primer is an essential part of creating a flawless face, one primer does not fit all, which is why it is important that primer is chosen based on the your skin type. If you’re in doubt ask for a sample, many makeup stores like Mecca and Sephora will give you a sample to try.


After this step you are ready to paint your canvas!


Tips on choosing the right primer.

OILY SKIN

If your skin tends to be more on the oily side should look for matte or oil free primers.

NORMAL TO OILY SKIN

If your skin that is generally “normal” but may experience slight oiliness through the Nose or forehead you are fairly lucky and you are able to try pretty much any product however something oil free will help with your oily T-zone.

DRY SKIN

If your skin extremely dry, you need to apply a product that will protect and hydrate the skin. For dry skin it’s best if you try and sample different primer as you need to work out what works best for you.

 

 

People will stare, may it worth their while

A new outlook on life

So it wasn’t long ago I was in a toxic relationship, not the kind that comes to mind when people say they were in a toxic relationship. This one was in the workplace. I was apart of an unhealthy work environment.

Don’t get me wrong, I loved most of my colleagues. I miss working with them dearly, they made the days bearable. Unfortunately, one of my colleagues was a royal donkey. There is nothing worse than your manager being narcissistic pain in the bottom. Whilst we tried HR mediation, it doesn’t work when your manager thinks he is better than whatever session/training, it also doesn’t help if the company doesn’t really want to address the problem but instead just wants to sweep it under a rug.

I stayed longer than I should have because of my work friends. They made every day enjoyable to be there, we had a real sense of team, I really enjoyed work with them and I miss the dynamic we had. Even more so when thinking about it I have total FOMO.

Finally, I made the move to change jobs and it was the best decision I have ever made. I have never been happier. I can honestly say I love my job. I love going to work, I love being at work and more importantly it gives me motivation to get up in the morning.

On the back of this I wanted to share with you the signs it’s time to move on.
The same signs apply for personal relationships too not just business.

Move

It’s never too late to take that step to get out of a toxic relationship and the earlier you do it the more you will thank yourself for doing it and the better off you will be.


The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.

Gym bag must have

Hello lovelies,

I’m back at the gym, I’m new a member at Virgin Active. Whilst I could spend my entire post about how awesome this gym is, I have something more important to blog about. GYM BAG MUST HAVES.

Now whilst everyone works out differently , when I go to the gym I also shower after so I need to pack and ensure I have everything ready to go. So this is my gym bag must have list. Some my say gym bag check list.

1. Earbuds – preferably Bluetooth

2. Water bottle – preferably resusable

3. Small Towel – if your gym doesn’t give out towe, please bring one

4.Deodorant – Everyone this is not a drill

5.Fitness tracker -helps keep you motivated

6. Spare Undies – you know why.

7. Spare socks – I always seem to forget to pack some, so I always keep a spare.

8. Hair ties – you can never have enough or find them when you need them

9. Makeup remover – clean those pore before your sweat it out

10. Feminine Products – because life happens

11. Hairbrush – for before and after grooming

12. Shampoo and condition or Dry shampoo – if your like me, you don’t want oily hair.

13. Body wash – whether or not you wash your hair, please wash your body

14. Any clothes you want to change into

15. And finally any makeup you want to apply.

ps. and your gym pass 🙂

The beginning is near!

So my last post was about my new acquisition of my plot of dirt. Well today I share with you the exciting news that my dirt will so be getting some new fancy accessories.

We started build on the 27th of March.

I’ve started a project that hopefully I can stick with which is taking a photo every week to document the progress and hopefully by the end of everything I can have an adorable time lapse. It’s been a long process, lots of emails back and forth and I can only imagine a whole lot more. However  I will blog about it all because that’s the most exciting thing I really have going on at the moment. So be prepared for house updates at every stage of the build.


Other interesting news in my life, we adopted a stray kitten. Which I thought was a girl and named her Miss Fluffy Winkle however she is a he and is now named Olympus. For everyone following me on Insta you would have seen that I’ve started sewing and have been tormenting this poor cat and making him wear snazzy outfits that I whip up with my fancy Singer; which I got for Christmas but only got around to playing with in March.


So this blog post has a lot about beginnings I have begun my love affair with sewing, I’ve made many pillow cases, I have clothes for my cat and I’ve even made a bag. I want to learn more sewing, I’m hoping to learn how to sew zips and buttons. Well how to get my fancy sewing machine to do the button thing. For the time being I’m happy just sewing straight lines and unmeasured pillow cases.
Something else that is new is that I’ve purchase a Bluetooth keyboard from eBay $12 delivered from surprisingly not China, it came from Germany however its made in China but it works amazingly. I don’t know why I didn’t do this sooner. I was listening to my favourite podcast Cortex and CGP Grey and Mike were discussing there step ups and I figured it was time for a Bluetooth keyboard and seriously it is life changing. Because a laptop is too much effort but an iPad is at little awkward to type on and a Bluetooth wireless keyboard is 100% the way to go.

And finally my final update and new beginning is my little indoor garden. I purchased few different plants that will hopefully survive my abuse. I love plants they make me feel so a peace, to be honest I love the outdoors however the outdoors love me too much. Mainly the mossies, they are a killer. So to make my self more at home and more relaxed I have a small little green corner to make me happy. By the time your reading this however everything is probably dead.


I know this post is all over the place at it is just pretty much an update of my life however at this stage in my life that’s pretty much where we are at. It’s been a transition to be honest. A big one.

We are Building

Hello Hello.

So I thought now was a good time to start. Nathan and I are the proud owners of DIRT out in the sticks!

We aren’t halfway however we are at the point where things seem official. However let’s summarize from the beginning.

In March Nathan and I got married and in April we decided we were ” ready ” to own our own home. We live in mMelbourne and anything we wanted we couldn’t afford, well not without selling a kidney or two. So in April we decided to build, I looked up building companies and after a lot of time spent with unrealistic offers, we decided to build with Homebuyers Center. We spoke to Kade and he found us a block and a house to suit!

We are building the Eureka 22 with some alterations. So we deposited some of our life savings on the land and house and then we waited. Of course, there was paperwork and colors that we picked out in the interim but it was all a big waiting game. No fault to anyone we just had delays to our plot of dirt titling.

December! yes 8 months later our land titled, the bank settled, Nathan and I are in crippling debt but we are now in the next stage of the waiting game. Developer Approval.

Things that I have learned during this process is, it’s all very exciting, deflating and a long waiting game all at the same time. But seriously here are some real tips

  1. Start putting away your “mortgage” long before you even have one. Save now! Save often!
  2. Compare, compare, compare. Compare builders, compare designs, compare mortgage brokers, compare everyone you need to help with this process. You would be surprised how many building companies have very similar house designs for a fraction of the price.
  3. Pinterest keeps the fun. It’s a huge waiting game and Pinterest just keeps you excited.
  4. Make a non-negotiable list. Bathrooms, room area, everything…make the list!
  5. Never ever feel rushed, this is your future home, if you don’t like the plans don’t sign them.
  6. Know your block, which direction is it facing, how many windows face the south. Things like that. Try Lassi if your in Victoria
  7. Hire a third party building expected, they are worth the money.
  8. Use all available sites and help to understand the process more. Forums are great.
  9. Talk to people, sometime if you are referred to a company by a friend they have bonus they give.
  10. Save money!

 

So far that were we are at. I will update soon when more happens on my plot of dirt, until thanks for reading and much love.

 

Basic foundation buys

Face Basics

While the best way to have amazing skin is to have an awesome skin care routine. It doesn’t hurt to have a little help that doesn’t break the bank.

The 3 things you need are foundation, concealer, and powder.

The most important thing to note when choosing these products is your skin tone. In order to get the perfect match, you should always test the product on your face, your wrist is not the same colour to your face. I don’t know why people forget this all the time. Your skin gets so much more sun then your face.The best way is to be in-store with the help of a beauty assistant.

Here are some brands that you can get pretty much anywhere.

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  1. Maybelline New York FIT me!
  2. Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation
  3. Australis Concealer
  4. Rimmel London Clear Complexion Powder
  5. ModelCo MINERAL POWDER – My favourite