Gush gush gush about this gorgy jumpsuit that I la-la-love. It so good you guys, it's one of those pieces that make you feel ~so pretty~, and I love it so so much.
It's been a while since my last post hey? The first few weeks of my final year at school have been crazy. It's fun- we got our year 12 jackets which is a huge deal at my school, and there's been card games and study dates with too much junk food; but there's been a lot of early mornings, tests, and stress crying too (surely I'm not the only one who cries as soon as I'm the tiniest bit stressed???). Today we took our senior photo and my friends and I are already planning what graduation dresses we'll wear and some travel plans for after school have been decided which is all super exciting! As much as I complain, I'm going to miss school so much.
So on to the clothes- as you'd well know by now, my new obsession is this jumpsuit. I may of squealed a tiny little bit when I saw this whilst shopping, and then proceeded to spend ten mins just staring at it while I was trying it on. There isn't a huge amount of ways to style a jumpsuit- it's already a whole outfit and save for accessories and a jacket there's just not a whole lot you can do, yaknow? Please note my matching tan leather bag and shoes, I'm incredibly impressed with myself. It's not that I usually wrongly pair clothes (I think?) but I feel like this is extra impressive. Maybe it's not. I don't know??
Also I love that the hoop earrings are bigger than my head, but I also go to tuck my hair behind my ears or yank out a headphone and accidentally grab the hoop instead and nearly rip my earlobe. Das some scary shiz.
Anyway, I'll go- work tomorrow and gotta try stick to some sort of sleeping schedule.
Hope you're all doing super well, I love you all, think good thoughts before you sleep xx E
This month I've teamed up with the lovely Holly from Typically Holly to do our beauty favourites for the past month!
Lush's Cosmetic Warrior fresh face mask
The first thing I have been loving is Lush's Cosmetic Warrior, which is one of their fresh face masks. I feel like before I gush about it, I should warn you; this face mask smells awful. It's not a fun, calming scent. Mostly it smells like garlic, eggs, and honey which weren't picked for their scent but rather for what they can do for your skin. I broke out pretty badly and had so many spots this month, so I went into Lush and asked what they reckoned, and came home with this. Yes, it smells bad, but this clears up your skin so much! My skin is the best it's been in ages so I will definitely purchasing this again.
Get it here.
TonyMoly sheet masks
I bought a lot of these sheet masks the other day when I was in a Korean skincare and beauty store in the city (If you're in Melbourne- it's in the same building as the Priceline on Bourke street- check it out!!). I really like using these in the evening while I'm reading a book or watching a tv show, and they feel very moisturising and keep my skin from getting too dry!
I unfortunately can't find these online on a site that ships to Australia. If you're in Melbourne there's the store in the city but otherwise I'm sorry!
I finally decided to try this after hearing so many rave about witch hazel, and this is so, so amazing. So good. I think it was only about seven dollars from Priceline, and after using it only twice my skin was twenty times clearer and smoother, and that's not an exaggeration. Obviously different things work for different people's skin but this is definitely something I would ten out of ten recommend giving this a go, especially when it doesn't cost very much. Really, I can't rave about this enough.
Get it here.
Bioré deep cleansing pore strips
Putting together this post, I'm now noticing how many new skincare products I tried this month! I've tried pore strips before, but they've never really done much for me- probably because I was buying cheap ones and thinking I was saving so much money! While I usually think that brand name isn't necessarily better, in my experience it's true for pore strips. As far as I know Bioré are the original pore strips?? Could be wrong. But anyway, these worked for me, and certainly took out quite a lot of blackheads and other crap from my skin. TMI?? Maybe, but I would definitely give these a try, especially if you get a lot of blackheads on your nose.
Get them here.
NYX's Strobe Of Genius illuminating palette
This beautiful palette is honestly just so dreamy. The consistency of the powders is soft and velvety and all of them are so g l o w y. If you know me and my cheekbones blind you, well, sorry. You've been warned.
I can't find this anywhere online- that ships to Australia, that is- but check in store at Target! I know Priceline sells NYX but I'm 99% sure they don't stock this palette.
Colourpop: The brand that's been recently making waves in the beauty world with their matte lipsticks and a range of eyeshadows to boot. Their prices are super low, as far as makeup goes, yet allegedly their matte liquid lipsticks are the same formula as Kylie's? YES PLEASE.
highlighter in 'Flexitarian'
The highlighter is probably my favourite of all the products I purchased from Colourpop. The formula is honestly such a dream, it's very soft and creamy and easy to either blend softly or to build up. Flexitarian is a soft rosy champagne colour, and although Colourpop has got so many colours that I'm sure are also gorgeous, this colour is stunning and I 100% recommend it.
Get it here.
Ultra Metallic lip in 'Zebra'
Ultra Matte lips in 'Trap'
We all know how much I love a good matte nude lip, and Trap has quickly become one of my favourites! Described on Colourpop's website as a dusty greige, this nude is absolutely gorgeous and the perfect amount of cool toned yet not too grey looking.
Get it here.
Ultra Matte Lips in 'Bumble'
I'm not a huge fan of red lipsticks, so I figured I'd give Bumble a go- a red that's not too red and described as a warm rose on their website. It was quite a bit more red then I was expecting, as it looks much more pink in the photos on their website, however I've really been loving this colour and wearing it quite a bit. I will say that the formula of this one seems quite weird- it goes almost flaky and crumbly when it dries- however I think I was just unlucky and got a bad batch as I've been impressed by the formula of the other two Ultra Matte Lips I purchased.
Get it here.
Ultra Matte Lips in 'Clueless'
Clueless is described as a dusty mauve on Colourpop's website, and like Bumble, it's quite unlike any other colour I own. I wasn't expecting to like this as much as the others, thinking that I wouldn't wear a deep dusty pink very much, however I've probably worn this colour the most! It's so pretty and I think it would suit nearly every skin tone.
Get it here.
Swatches from left to right: Clueless, Trap, Bumble
Have you tried any of Colourpop's products? What are your favourites?
So much love, Ella x