Wednesday, 8 October 2014

September Favourites 2014

It's favourites time (anytime before the 15th of the next month) is my goal - not alway's possible.

I'm trying to get back into blogging. Unfortunately, I don't have time to prepare, film, edit and upload a video right now, which I usually do with my Faves so I thought I'd change-it-up and write a post about them for September. Hopefully, next month I'll make a faves video, or maybe I'll alternate a post one month and the next month will be a video. I'll be sure to let you know what's happening.

In September, I was super busy, many thing's were neglected eg: my blog, youtube and having free time. I was packing and moving (I moved 3 time's in 1 week) which I don't recommend! I was then re-packing for Sydney and left on 17th September.

On with my faves:

I pretty much stuck to one set of makeup brushes, the Zoeva Luxury Rose Golden Set - read about them here.

I took four eye palettes with me to Sydney and I only ended up using the Australis Cosmetics Nudist 2.0 palette - read about it here (it's now one of my fave Australis product's!).

I didn't take any nail polish because my intention was to buy a couple over there so I ended up buying my first Essence nail polish in (109) Off to Miami and an Essence XXXL Shine Gel-Look Top Coat. I'm wearing the shade Miami on my toes with the gel look topcoat. I applied it on the 23rd September and I'm still wearing it today, it still looks gel like and it hasn't chipped so I definitely recommend both this shade of polish by Essence and the Gel Look Top Coat. I'm pretty annoyed with myself for not buying two or three more of the Essence polishes. Here's a photo of the polish from my Instagram feed which I hauled from Priceline both of these cost under AU$4 each. I think Miami was AU$2.95.

I also read the Gone Girl book. From start to end I read it in 3 day's, which is highly unusual (I think the last book I read that quickly was Twilight) a few year's ago.  I thought the story was a little slow at first, then it picked up and I didn't want to put it down. I still haven't watch the movie but it's definitely going to happen soon. You can read my post about Gone Girl here.

I can't bear to throw my Marc Jacobs Eau So Daisy out because of the money I spent on it (it's not cruelty free) but I took it on holiday so I'd use it up. I wore it everyday. I like this scent but I'll be looking for cruelty free perfume in the future, is such a thing? - read about it here.

One of my other favourite's in September was being able to go to Starbucks, yes you read that correctly. Unfortunately, I live in a town with no Starbucks - some would say that's lucky or think of the money you'll save but I'm a big city girl living in a small town and thing's like this are one of the first thing's I feel I must do when I get to a place I know that has a Starbucks.

If you've ever lived in a big city and then moved to a country town or small town you might understand my excitement in being able to go to these places or maybe it's just me. FYI my fave drink at Starbucks is a Caramel Macchiato (hot) and a (cold) Caramel Frappucino "coffee based" drink. I've tried other's but these are my faves so these are treat's when I can get them.

Another favourite was a Mexican food takeaway I discovered at Westfield Sydney called Guzman Y Gomez so I tried a Beef Nachos and liked it so much I went back the next night for the Beef Nachos and then whilst out for coffee with an old work friend a couple of day's later I discovered there was one in the MLC centre so I bought one for lunch. It was delicious and not too expensive. Another fave was being able to eat out every night. I had my share of McDonald's, Hungry Jacks (Burger King), GYG, food in the Woollies restaurant at Town Hall and over in Darling Harbour - no fancy restaurant mean's but definitely yummy lunches and dinner's.

I'm planning on either posting a photo post of various thing's I did and photographed in Sydney but I also will make a video about it in a few week's. If you wanted to see some photos I've uploaded them on my Instagram (link above). I've also posted two vlog's whilst in Sydney. I have more vlog's to upload over the coming week or so. Vlog 1 is here and Vlog 2 is here.

Vlogging was definitely something I enjoyed last month. I need a little bit more confidence to do it in public more often and finally my last favourite of September was being able to get to meet a few Australian beauty youtuber's (I don't like the term beauty guru) I got to meet Rosie from RBFBeauty, Sandy from EyesForMakeup, Rachael from Rachael Jade Annear, Jodi from Gooroo Beauty and Lilian from Lilian Tahmasian and her Mum as well as two girl's I didn't know about and have since subscribed to their channel's - Sarah from SarahBeautyX and Tina from Penumbra Doll. To all I met thankyou, you are all down to earth, really sweet and friendly, thanks for taking a photo with me. I don't think I've left anyone out but if I have feel free to post your link below so I can subscribe, if I haven't already.

I really wanted to meet Karissa from SaturdayNightsAlrite but I didn't know she had a Meetup at IMATS. If I'd been on twitter I probably would've been alerted to it in time to make it and I'm also sad I didn't get to meet MakeupMagic88, Madina from LimBilan and Nina from MissNinaSea.

I also met one of my a Subscriber's named Shay. Shay recognised me at IMATS so I was chuffed to bit's to meet her, she's super nice and we also took a photo together and chatted. Rosie and I tried to talk Shay into making videos. Follow Shay on Instagram here.

I didn't meet as many youtuber's as I'd hoped because they simply weren't there, or I was in the wrong place, or maybe they were only going to the event on Sunday. I had a 2 day ticket but I decided Saturday was enough. I'm planning to write a post on my first IMATS Experience soon.

Thanks for sticking with this post and have a great day!

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