Friday, November 22, 2013

Hiatus

My apologies for the lack of posts lately, I just haven't had a chance to sit down and blog. Tomorrow I'm off on my holiday (first Melbourne, then New Zealand) so I won't be back on here for some time. While I am away I have a bunch of videos scheduled on my youtube channels here and here. You can also follow me on twitter and instagram (I'm kimmmyberley everywhere) for updates while I am away. Hopefully I will be back to the blog mid December!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

My nighttime routine

Over the weekend I posted a video which is a bit different for me. Absolutely loved vivannadoesmakeup's unready video but hadn't considered making my own version until it was requested by my friend Dustyn. It took a bit of improvisation and some hilarious help from my brother, but I absolutely love the finished product. If you're interested in my evening routine, from makeup removal, the things I use in the shower & my hair or just watching Luca snuggle here you go:




Stay tuned for the morning version, coming soon!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Origins Vitazing Moisturiser


So, Origins Vitazing SPF 15 Energy-Boosting Moisturiser with Mangosteen. Blah blah blah you all know what this is. I'm sure you've heard countless YouTubers rave about it. This is just one item in the neverending list of things YouTube made me buy. The thing is, YouTube made me buy this once. But the other two times I've repurchased this moisturiser? That's all on you Origins.

For the uninformed, this is basically a moisturiser with a hint of tint. It contains SPF 15, which is lovely but not nearly enough if you live down under, and mangosteen, which apparently will make your skin 'zing'... or something. I use this every morning after my eye cream and before sunscreen. It comes out of the tube white with tiny little dots of brown which magically match your skin once you rub it in. The Vitazing Moisturiser comes in a one size fits all shade, which of course is impossible. However, it works perfectly on me, although it is important to use a light hand!

I love this moisturiser because it smells amazing and evens out my skin tone a tad while providing moisture and a little bit of sun protection. Origins goes on a lot about this moisturisers 'energy boosting' properties which makes me want to roll my eyes but if you're looking for a great AM moisturiser which can double up as a bit of a complexion fixer this is fantastic. In Australia, you can get this from Kit Cosmetics for $44.

Monday, November 11, 2013

October Favourites


Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturiser (bare radiance)
A long term summer staple. This tinted moisturiser gives light, natural coverage, but also gives a gorgeous dewy finish.

Jessica Simpson Fancy (review)
Usually reserved for the cooler months, I've found myself to continue to reach for this warm caramel-y scent.

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess
A new favourite, this perfume screams summer to me. I struggle to describe scents but this one is warm and tropical, kind of like coconut & the beach.

The Body Shop Honey Bronze Dry Oil
This oil shares the same fragrance as the Bronze Goddess perfume so I love layering the two together. This oil gives your skin a lovely sheen, with a subtle bronzing effect. My favourite part is the scent though!

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Stellar
I've been opting for a more natural blush colour, this one is natural looking enough that it blends in well with my bronzer to give a subtle look.

Bourjois Bronzing Primer
A new purchase, this bronzer is super easy to blend and warms up my face without looking orange.


Sunday, November 10, 2013

This weekend I will be...

(I was looking back on some old posts and I was inspired by these here and here).

This weekend I will be:

heading off to the beach to relax and read


wearing my new favourite dress (from ASOS)


filming some videos (and hopefully writing some posts too)


cleaning (always cleaning)


listening to my audiobook


working my way through my huge TBR pile


and trying to stay cool


what will you be up to this weekend?