29.3.16

American pharmacy makeup haul


My amazing mother dearest recently travelled to Boston for work. She may not have had time to go to Sephora but she still did so well. This all cost her under $60 AUS!! My best friend Lani recently got back from Vegas and she introduced me to Wet n Wild. As you can see, I fell a little bit in love.





I have been using the eyeliner as my main eyeliner. I am not usually one for liquid eyeliner. I am usually a gel girl. But I do really love this liner. I would love to get about seven more blender brushes. I love having a brush with a handle, it gives you such a greater control over your product. Plus it's vitamin E infused and it's pink! The primer is wonderful for a basic primer. It doesn't really compare to smashbox or benefit pore professional but I do still use it all the time. The fix spray is great. I haven't really used one before meaning I don't really have anything to compare it to. But it keeps my makeup in place through a whole day of uni. I haven't tried out the brush set yet.



The brow stylist duet are a bit off my colour but they are good to use for a soft outline. The long pencils are far too dark for my eyes. I love this nude palette, and it was only $5.99 US which makes it even better! 

The Lash'O'Matic is one of the best mascaras I have ever used for length and volume. Lately I have been very obsessed with Urban Decay 'Perversion' as an everyday mascara. But for going out, this wet n wild mascara really makes your eyes pop! I haven't tried the eyebrow kit yet, I have to admit I'm a little nervous about it. I am excited to play with it though. And the nourishes lashes is now my new everyday mascara (I ran out of my perversion). I used to use covergirl clump crusher as my #1 go to mascara and this mascara reminds me a lot of that, but maybe it's just the similar packaging that is making me think that. 



Thankyou mum, for this amazing haul of face fixers. If anyone reading this is in or is going to be visiting America any time soon, please let me know. I am currently on working on getting myself there for Christmas in New York. 



erica

25.3.16

V Movement & UNDR ctrl present Kilter


This was a weekend that was a beginning to the end for me, for smoking! It has been over a month since this event and yes I have smoked a cigarette here and there when drinking but from this Friday night I didn't have a single cigarette for two whole weeks! And since then I have maybe had about eight but only at different occasions when drinking. This is something I am extremely proud about as I have been smoking for a shameful amount of years for how young I am. It has always been something I have wanted to give up and I honestly feel so much better for it now that I have. I have gained a kilo or two but that's a sacrifice I was willing to accept. Considering I was quite underweight at the time it probably wasn't the worst thing to happen.


When you are just really feeling your eye make up look. Shoutout to @kawaiipriestess she taught me everything I know.




V MoVement & UNDR ctrl Presents: The Island LIVE with Kilter



This guy absolutely nailed his set! The sun was setting, the Gin and V's were flowing and my legs were jiggling along with the epic beats Kilter was dropping. 



Kilter's band who also laid down some delicious tunes.







There were even fireworks! I don't think this night could have been executed any more smoothly. There was some dumb gorilla fight at some point but that was sorted out quite quickly and those boys were off the barge before anyone even had time to realise what had just happened.







This night was the start to a long weekend which may or may not have landed me in hospital on a drip for severe dehydration and hypotension. I am well and healthy now but I guess it must have just slipped my mind that water, food and sleep existed that weekend. Only mentioning this for full disclosure. Treat your body how you would treat your pet. This was the weekend that I truly kick started my recovery.









Dinner with the brothers in Bondi. After spending a ridiculous amount of time trying to find parking in Bondi (standard) we chose one of the places we were closest to. Mamasan won as it had seats for all of us and the food looked delicious. I don't remember the food to be honest. I know it was delicious. But I mostly remember how not delicious this sake was. But sometimes you know you gotta do what you gotta do, when you are at a Japanese Restaurant with your family.



Note to self: Clean your mirror and stop being an absolute grub. I don't know how it happens. My room will be immaculate before I start getting ready for a night out. But when I leave my house my room looks like the aftermath of a house party and all I have done is get dressed and put my face on.







Happy birthday Jesse!



Date night #148357
It's a warzone out there, but one day I will bring home a man that will make me feel like the Goddess I am but at the same time support my fierce inner CEO and constantly challenge me creatively and intelligently. Who I won't have to drag overseas and who actually loves to travel and explore the world and the people in it as much as I do. 





But until then I have my brothers, and I honestly couldn't be happier. 



erica 

24.3.16

Obsessed with Snorkelling



Continuing my love affair with the ocean I decided to purchase a snorkelling trip on Groupon. It was only $30 so it wasn't the biggest commitment I have ever made. It was coming up to the last few days this voucher would be valid as I had left it that long to book. Even though it wasn't the greatest day for snorkelling it was still a lovely way to spend a Saturday morning.




Sadly the water was really rough that morning. We were snorkelling at Bare Island at Botany Bay. I knew this spot existed and it had been on my snorkelling Bucket List. But I guess I had just been hoping to be shown more specific areas through this tour. I was not..




This tour was for tourists and beginners. And they were all just staying together like a clump of dirty seaweed floating on the waves. The first time I went snorkelling in Vanuatu I took to it like a duck to water. It was absolute heaven for me and I loved every minute my face was submerged in that crystal blue water. 





 I wanted to head more toward the bridge area but I didn't have time and never got close enough. I didn't see many fish. As you can see there was a lot of sediment being tossed around making the visuals not as crystal clear as I was used to. Plus it was a great workout. Not as much as it was at Mystery Island because those waves were quite intense. This was more just the constant feeling of being in a low energy washing machine. 









I read an article recently about the Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching epidemic beginning to show up in parts of Sydney. I hope I can see as much of the beautiful Australian coral before it gets washed out. My current Sydney Snorkelling Bucket List includes:
. Little Bay
. Long Bay (Malabar Beach)
. Gordon's Bay
. Clovelly
. Little Manly Cove
. Cabbage Tree Bay, Manly
. Fisherman's Beach, Long Reef
. The Basin, Ku-ring-gai



As much as I enjoyed this experience I would not recommend it if have snorkelled before. I honestly think the best thing is to just find a place you want to go and just take yourself. Immerse yourself in a world completely different form your own and let your troubles float away into the sea.



erica