Friday, 28 February 2014

MY HAIR CARE ROUTINE feat. RPR HAIRCARE and LUSH!

Today's video is all about my hair care routine, and the products that I use to keep my very, very fine hair as healthy as it can be. Check it out:

Thursday, 27 February 2014

LIFE UPDATE AND CHITCHAT

Just a quick vid to have a bit of a chat and let you all know why my blogging/videos have been so slow lately.

I'm back into the swing of things now, and I have a few videos in the works for the rest of this week.


Friday, 21 February 2014

BOE BEAUTY - FEBRUARY PROMO




I've been totally slack over the last couple of weeks, and there are some legit reasons for it, but I needed to let you guys all know about Boe Beauty's awesome February giveaway!

The theme is Red, and you can win a selection of their awesome red products, which I'll do a video about over the weekend.

Boe are one of my favourite brands, and at $2 a piece for their awesome range, you cannot go wrong. I love their matte lipsticks and lip creams, and their shiny, shimmery glosses are to die for. You can find their entire range at BigW stores nationally, or head over to their FACEBOOK PAGE for your chance to win!

The giveaway ends today so make sure you get straight on it!

Thursday, 20 February 2014

UPDATED MAKEUP STORAGE, BY REQUEST

I'm going to let my pictures speak for themselves in this post. When I took these photos, I wasn't sure how to feel about it. Should I be proud of my collection, or ashamed that I have so much? Either way, it is what it is, and I use lots of different products regularly. I'm sure I'll get through all of it eventually.

The trolley comes from Officeworks, and it costs around $40. I bought it about a year ago, so prices may have changed, but I know they still have it in rainbow, clear and black, in a 10 drawer upright, and also a wider, lower version that has (I think) 8 drawers.

In the pictures below, I'm working from the bottom drawer to the top drawer, and then a bit of a look at what stays on the top of the trolley. Generally, it's just whatever I'm working on at any given time. You can see that I have a few boe beauty products on there for their February promo right now, which I'll talk about in tomorrow's post.

I'll caption each drawer with a rough rundown of what's in it. No, I didn't post lip products twice, I actually had to separate them into gloss products and lipstick products because I had so many. I feel like I need to clarify that this post is not about showing off my makeup collection, it really is all just to show you guys how I store it. This post was requested by Elizabeth, and I was feeling like blogging, so here we are!

If you guys have any other requests, feel free to leave them in the comments, or on my FACEBOOK PAGE
My samples drawer. Things I haven't used yet.

A drawer for things I have multiples of, or don't use often.

Lashes!

Single eyeshadows, sticks, and duos.

Glossy lip products/lip balms

Lipsticks/stains

Any eye product that's not a shadow. Eyeliners, mascaras, brow stuff

Face products - blush, bronzer, highlighter, contour
Concealers and primers

Foundation base products
On top of the trolley - my collection of eyeshadow palettes

Oraganized Chaos - brushes, palettes, mirror and random products I'm working with right now

Bonus pic - my nail polish storage, under the bathroom sink.



LUST HAVE IT FEBRUARY 2014 UNBOXING AND REVIEW

Today I received my Lust Have It box for February, and I must say, I was even more impressed than usual.

The timing is good, the packaging (considering they are between packaging options right now) was great, and the contents were fantastic!

Check out my video below for a better look at what I got, and don't forget you can get $5 (that's 25%!!) off your first LHI box using the code "KATY" in the cart at www.lusthaveit.com.au.


Thursday, 13 February 2014

CHANGING YOUR HAIR AFTER A BREAKUP?

As you guys know, I recently started using henna, and the picture here is the result of the beautiful red colour that I used.

I've been dyeing my hair red for a couple of years now, and I do like it, but something has prompted me to want a change, and it made me think about a phenomenon that affects many, many women.

How often have you changed your hair after the end of a relationship, or some other stressful event?

My usual urge is to cut it all off, but this time, I'm definitely going to restrain that urge and keep my length, although I am in need of a trim, so I will probably do that. I'm planning a trip to Lush to pick up some Caca Noir, to bring my hair back to dark.

I do love my hair when it's dark, as it provides a lovely contrast to my pale complexion, and allows me more freedom with my makeup. You can expect to see a video soon of my Caca Noir experience.

So why do we often change our hair when things in our lives change drastically? I'm actually not sure. Maybe it's from the 40's, when it was a show of feminine strength to "wash that man right out of my hair"? Maybe it's just a makeover always makes us feel a bit better and gives us more confidence. Maybe it's a way to regain control and make a decision that solely affects us as humans? Whatever it is, I am definitely amongst the group of women who feels the need to change my hair when things go awry, and I'm at a point in my life where I am certainly feeling that need. Now I just have to promise myself that I won't "go the chop" on a whim!

I know this has been an unusually introspective and philosophical post, let me know if you want more of this kind of thing, or if you just want to see reviews and tutorials!

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

LUST HAVE IT JANUARY UNBOXING/REVIEW

My January Lust Have It box arrived yesterday, and I have to say, I'm quite impressed with the contents, if not with the slow delivery time (10 February is not good enough for a January box). However, I let it slide with Bellabox for 3 months before I bitched about it, so this just gets a mention this time. I should also mention that we each got an email from LHI's CEO apologizing for the delayed box and explaining some things that are happenening at LHIHQ, so I'm quite impressed with that.

So...what's in the box? Watch the video below for more! Don't forget you can get $5 off your first LHI box, simply by clicking through the Lust Have It image on the right hand side of this post, or going to www.lusthaveit.com.au and using the code "KATY" in your cart!

Thursday, 6 February 2014

KITSTAGRAM - 2014 OPENING EDITION

 2014 has already had its ups and downs, so I figured it was time for a Kitstagram post.

First up, my Australia day evening was spent with my beautiful boys on a beach in Mount Eliza, watching the fireworks go off in Mornington, Melbourne and Geelong simultaneously.

It made me rethink how grateful I am to live in such a beautiful place, surrounded by my loved ones.


Next is this cake. I made it.

We had a BBQ to celebrate the birthdays of 4 friends (including myself) who all have birthdays within a 2 week period.

I just loved the idea of a rainbow cake, and it's the first one I've ever made. I think it turned out pretty well.





 I've decided I need to take care of myself better this year, so a nice bubble bath was definitely on the cards.

I mixed up a couple of different Lush products and soaked away my cares in this lovely, rose-scented bath.
 Next up, a care package from RPR, personally custom-picked for my hair.

I absolutely LOVE these products so far, and you guys can look forward to reviews really soon.

The best part is the Champagne Cocktail scent and pink hue of the shampoo and conditioner.


Another awesome thing was the arrival of my Naked 3 palette with the right colours!

I've reviewed the fake one that I bought pre-release (with alternate colours) on my YouTube channel, and it was really nice, but I have to admit to favouring every single colour in this one.

Boe beauty have released a new giveway on their Facebook page, just for Valentines Day.

You can win a Red pack for yourself just by sharing a picture on your facebook timeline!

Check out Boe beauty on facebook for more info.








Last of all, this awful flu that I had.

I was really sick for a little while, and could barely drag myself out of bed. It was not much fun at all.

I am over the worst of it now, and heading to Sydney for my birthday, so that should be fun.

What have you guys been up to in 2014? Let me know in the comments below or follow me on Instagram @katysbeautysecrets for all the latest!