*Alternative title – “My Products With The Shabbiest And Dirtiest Packaging” but at least that shows I actually use them, this definitely isn’t one of those posts with pictures of immaculate products which you just know have lived in a drawer all their lives, so you’ll have to forgive the dirty, dingy products. I’ve taken an inventory of the products I either use everyday or reach for without hesitation when I’m doing my makeup and I think I’ve found a good mix of high end and “Drugstore” products that are sure to deliver that I will (and have) repurchased again and again.
Second post on the blog in a month, I think that’s a record for this year. I’ve been a terrible blogger lately, there’s just been a lot on and I haven’t really been in the headspace for it but I do know that I feel happy when I’m writing and photographing and creating and I love the sense of achievement I feel when I hit publish on a post. So this is me making an early New Years resolution to do more than 10 posts next year. This month Lush Cosmetics gave me a reason to blog again and I’m very grateful for that and the haul they so generously gifted of their amazing Christmas collection. So read on for my hot take on the products.
It’s been an emotionally and mentally difficult year. I won’t lie, applying for degree related jobs week in and week out and not securing any of them is tough. Right at this moment I’m awaiting a call about a job I interviewed for a two weeks ago and I have been in a heightened state of awareness and stress for the last 10 days. I’ve currently got a tension headache and I’ve just doused myself in Past-Tense and Peppermint oils from doTERRA, not for any spiritual awakening or because I think it will align my chakras but because they work better than Panadol.
I didn’t really think I’d be the type of person to get “cosmetic enhancement” but for the past 12 or so months I’ve been thinking about getting my lips done. I like my natural lips but they aren’t really that full, they’re just a bit meh, and I’ve always found I overline them to make them appear bigger. So last week (Halloween to be exact) I finally bit the bullet and booked in to get lip fillers.
At the end of last month I was lucky enough to be invited to the Biome Eco Store at Hawthorne to check out their DIY Naked Beauty initiative. A bit of background about Biome – they’re an eco and environmentally conscious brand who seek to do no harm to animals or people through any of their business practices. And they follow through on their ethical stance recently removing all products with palm oil from all stores and online in a bid to protect the orangutans meaning they can no longer sell any liquid foundations or mascaras as well as dozens of other product lines. The brand also seeks to reduce, reuse and recycle selling products with minimal plastic packaging and naked, glass or paper packaging where possible. Which leads us to the advent of the DIY skincare range.