Saturday, 15 October 2011

In the beginning..

Hi there.

Firstly, welcome to my blog. I haven't really ever had a blog before, so this is completely new to me. Yeah, I had a tumblr, but thats a whole other ballpark.

I've never been the girliest girl around; I mean, in high school (not too long ago) my signature do was the slicked back ponytale - a practical choice for a learning environment (I believed - looking back, not so good). It was in my final year at VCE when i really began to properly use makeup, even just the basic application. I had birthdays every weekend, and in fear of a terrible shot appearing on facebook, I tried to look presentable. My 'presentable' was foundation, waterline eyeliner, my sister doing my eyeshadow, and mascara, which I am proud to say, I was able to do on my own. I was basic, but it got the job done. It was also the beginning.

So began this year at university. I arrived first day, still quite warm in Australia, with my usual light, basic makeup, when i freaked out - this wasn't university, it was a fashion show! Most of the girls looked like they just stepped off a runway; they were stunning in every way possible. Being the plain jane that I am, I knew i had to step up my game - not to look modelesque, but just to feel like I wasn't sticking out like a sore thumb. After all, the only people allowed to wear trackies at uni are the sport students.

I took to youtube, studying basic tutorials and looks, becoming quite efficient with the essential techniques. I am nowhere near pro, but can do enough to get me through various situations. And even better? I love makeup. Like, I have to limit myself on how long, and how much I spend in Priceline and makeup counters.

Between my love of reading hauls, empties, tags, trying new products and reviews, and attempts at refining my own skills (whilst trying to work up the courage to use gel eyeliner and cream blush), I decided that my procrastination technique of reading beauty blogs and watching the videos was over. It's time to make my own blog, where I can show hauls, do tags, review products and help people trying to decide whether they really want to buy that mascara, whilst being entertaining at the same time.

Sorry for the spiel, and I'll actually be surprised if you read this all, but sometimes, its just easier to start at the beginning.

I'm super excited to start, so keep a lookout for reviews, tags and such coming up!

Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy



  1. Yay! I love finding new Aussie bloggers. Can't wait to read all your reviews etc.