The September Wrap

In the spirit of revamping the monthly favourites, this post by Sheri at Behind the Frames has inspired me to pay some blog-love forward by showcasing my favourite posts from around the bblogger-sphere this month. These are the posts that have inspired me/informed me/helped me/made me think… And there have been a few!

Kaboom CosmeticsWinging it: A Guide to Eyeliner. I still have a love/hate relationship with eyeliner and am still mastering the art of creating that perfect flick every time, so observing Dani’s skillz in the liner department had me all envious-like.

Do Not Refreeze: Matte Bronzers for Pale Skin. I’m so pale I that people double-take when they see me in photos, convinced they’re going to be famous because they’ve found irrefutable evidence of ghosts. I also like a bit of bronzing action. ‘Nuff said.

Beautyholics Anonymous: Upping my editorial planning game with CoSchedule. After reading Tine’s post about the snazzy editorial calendar plugin CoSchedule, I’ve trialed it, loved it, and subscribed to it. If you’re not opposed to having your blog run like a well-oiled machine and would be open to some streamlined social media managing, then head to Tine’s post and check out her comprehensive guide to this plugin.

More than Adored: Quick Tips for Tanning at Home. I’m about to embark into the world of self-tanning again after years of being incredibly lazy rocking the moon-tan, so Sarah’s tips are going to come in very handy for this tanning n00b.

Sublime Finds: iPhone 6 review for people who don’t get tech-specs. After a delivery address mixup and way too much time wasted on hold to Telstra and StarTrack, I’m FINALLY received my new iPhone today. In the meantime I’ve been studying up with Andrea’s post and doubting hoping that all the iOS 8 bugs are now ironed out.

Caroline Hirons: Ethical Blogging. Caroline’s take on Google Trends, bloggers vs blaggers, and stats that are easily bought rather than hard earned (through consistent, quality content and the building of relationships between the author and the reader) not only had me thinking about my own blogging values, but also appreciating the awesome b-blogging community we have in Oz.

Lipstick and Cake: Lipstick Love with Shanghai Suzy founder Joanna Wheaton. I consider myself an avid Shanghai Suzy cheerleader so it was fun to get to know SS founder Johanna a bit better through this post… while being reminded of what a total babe she is.

And now we return to our usual programming…

September Favourites: themaquillage.com.au

Australis Velourlips: I’m still obsessed with the pigmentation of these lip creams, and the fact that they don’t turn my lips into dried out prunes. Still congratulating myself on my fantastic shade choices (if I do say so myself).

Bioderma Sensibio Calming Mask: I’m loving this mask as the last step in my three-step at home facial, which provides a bit of soothing after some deep cleansing and exfoliation action.

Antipodes Mineral lipstick in Hit Me With Your Best Shot (High Pink): I’ve got a full review and swatch-fest of these lippies from Antipodes coming up shortly, but in the meantime you can rest assured this particular hot pink shade has been serving as the perfect day-to-night lip shade, while boasting that all-important trifecta – pigmented, long wearing, comfortable on the lips.

Eleven Australia I Want Body Volume Foam: I’ve been needing a little help in the hair oomf department, and after trying and loving Eleven’s Miracle hair treatment, I assumed I would be pretty safe in getting the Volume Foam. I assumed correctly. Big hair, don’t care.

Last but not least…
I’m really bad with handbags and wallets i.e. I use them until they disintegrate, at which point it finally occurs to me to buy a new one. Apparently I’m just too distracted by this new foundation or that new blush to pay attention to the state of my accessories. After a $20 Sportsgirl wallet I’ve had for an eon finally looked like it belonged in the tip, this little Mimco beauty got to come home with me. Better yet, it was reduced to more than half price. Winning.

What have you been loving this month? Let me know in the comments!

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  • beautyholicsanonymous

    So glad you enjoyed CoSchedule! How awesome is it, right? Does all my scheduling of blog posts AND social media content in one place! If it could also iron my laundry, I’d marry it.

    • http://www.themaquillage.com.au/ Angie

      Hehehe yep if it could do my washing and make me dinner as well, the husband would have something to worry about :) It was the social media component that really sold me, whoever thought of that deserves a medal.

  • http://thedailymark.com.au/ Madeleine – The Daily Mark

    Such a great list of pots! x

    Madeleine, The Daily Mark

  • http://beautybeemakeup.com/ Beauty Bee

    I love the Bioderma mask also :) Just perfectly soothing!

    I can’t wait to see your review on the Antipodes lipsticks! I’ve been loving anything Antipodes atm and have been wondering what their makeup line is like…

    • http://www.themaquillage.com.au/ Angie

      It’s lovely isn’t it, I’m really enjoying using it! I’m the same, pretty much anything I try by Antipodes I totally love, so I was very keen to give the makeup a whirl :)

  • http://thesundaychapter.blogspot.com Angela

    Velourlips are lovely! I’ve been loving them in September too! How are you finding the iPhone 6? Cannot wait to order mine – I just can’t decide on a colour!! xx

    Angela | The Sunday Chapter

    • http://www.themaquillage.com.au/ Angie

      They’re great aren’t they! I’m loving the phone so far, although they’ve tried to confuse my by putting the sleep button on the side instead of the top and the earphone jack on the bottom rather than the top…. but other getting used to those things it’s all good! The camera is really good as well, compared to the 4s I was using before, which seems woeful now. I got the space grey, but my mum got the gold and it’s so pretty! xx

  • http://kaboomcosmetics.blogspot.com.au KaBOOM! Cosmetics

    Well hey, looky here, it’s me on TM! Thanks Angie, glad you enjoyed my mad winged liner skillz!

    • http://www.themaquillage.com.au/ Angie

      Hehehe I did indeed, no worries! x

  • http://www.shiwashiful.blogspot.com/ Tasha

    Antipodes lipsticks!? Eeeep can’t wait to read your review hehe.

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

    • http://www.themaquillage.com.au/ Angie

      Heheh yep I was excited too, love their skincare so much.

  • http://www.itscarmen.com ≈ CARMEN ≈

    Oh my. Those Velourlips looks magical. I love the range of colors. It’s a bonus that they’re creamy instead of terribly drying! :] // itsCarmen.com ☼ ☯

    • http://www.themaquillage.com.au/ Angie

      I am loving them so much, I think because they’re just a massive bargain with the quality vs the price!

  • Kate Flint

    I am keen to try some more products by Eleven out, I’ve only tried one of their repair masks and it was fantastic! Love the blog love, there were some great posts around this month! :)

    Kate | themintedbeauty.com

    • http://www.themaquillage.com.au/ Angie

      I’m such a fan of Eleven now, I’d never heard of them until my hairdresser started stocking them and she used the treatment on me, and I thought it smelt utterly delicious. I’m such a sucker for product scents! Lucky the prodz actually do a good job and don’t just smell good lol x

  • http://www.sublimefinds.co Andrea @ Sublime Finds

    Super stoked to make the September list, Angie!! And glad to hear your iPhone shizzle is coming together!! As a major Bioderma Crealine H20 fan, I am putting the mask on the to try list!

    This month I loved Smaggle’s “9 things you need to stop apologising for immediately’ post (http://www.smaggle.com/2014/09/23/things-you-need-to-stop-apologising-for/) your thirty beauty truths (hilar!) and Luci’s great interview with Cheryl from Business Chic! (http://lilt-blog.com/2014/09/24/blogger-profile-cheryl-lin-rodstead-business-chic-2/).

    Bring on an even better October! (Or ‘Rocktober’ as I believe it’s being referred to in some circles!) x

    • http://www.themaquillage.com.au/ Angie

      Ooh I loved Smaggle’s post, esp. the point about apologising for spending money on things I love, that one definitely hit home! Rocktober indeed, bring it! x

    • Andrea

      Hey Angie, wanted to pop back and tell you how much I am crazy in love with sensibio mask – I had some skin troubles recently and it was the saving grace amazing hero product that got me back on track. I am madly in love with it!
      Also, miss you. I haven’t blogged in a little bit either. Hope everything is ok with you. I’ll start writing again if you do? x

      • http://www.sublimefinds.com.au/ Andrea @ Sublime Finds

        Somehow logged into the wrong disqus in the comment above. How and why do I have two disqus accounts? So many mysteries.