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 Cosmetics: Winging 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…
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.