Here I am with another edition of my links & loves, as usual this is a post to showcase some blog posts that i’ve enjoyed reading recently and post some inspirational, pretty, cool whatever pictures that i’ve found along the way on the interwebz.
It’s an easy read for you all and fun for me to do! 🙂
If you have any blogs you think I should read, please let me know! 

  • Chelle from Cosmetic Cupcake uses one of my all time favourite polish shades to create a mermaid inspired gradient manicure
  •  Angela from Beauty Blogged shares some products that she won’t be using again, I love these sorts of posts!
  • Tina from Chasing Elixir writes a heartfelt blog post to her blogging besties, I related so well to the words she wrote in how I have found amazing friends from blogging. They know who they are and how much I heart them 🙂
  • Tara from Keeping Up With Me recently got hitched! I was lucky enough to attend the ceremony via the wonder that is the internet 🙂 Congratulations Tara!!! xxxx
  • Dee from Year of the Tight Arse/Miss Prissypants posted a guide to some Etsy sellers, I love Etsy but sometimes find it hard to know what to look for so these guides really help/enable me.
  • Claire from Clare De Blog shows a kick ass zombie halloween look. I met Claire at IMATS this year, and she’s so lovely so go to her blog kthxbai 🙂
  • More Nail Polish swatches the new Ulta3 glitter polishes, I have my eye on that rainbow glitter for sure!


This is just a small haul, I received an email about Crush Cosmetic’s 3rd birthday and their 20% off sale so I thought it’d be a good opportunity to get a product i’ve been after for awhile and since it was so cheap grabbed a couple of other little goodies!
The item I was after was the Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer (Shade: Light) (RRP $12.95AUD). This always gets rave reviews and it’s such a low price! I’ve only used it today to cover a couple of blemishes but so far so good! The shade matches me perfectly and it blends in nicely and covers well (which is what you want a concealer to do, right?)
I also purchased another item i’ve been wanting for awhile and that’s the Sleek Blush in Pixie Pink (RRP $12.95AUD). This is a bright matte pink which is such a perfect shade for the warmer months. It’s quite pigmented and while the actual compact is smaller then I imagined (I don’t know why but I thought it’d be the size of a NARS blush compact?) it still holds a good amount of product! I’m wearing this today as well and it’s really brightened up my otherwise tired looking face – a little goes a long way!
The last item I purchased was an on the whim purchase and it’s the Sleek True Colour Lipstick in Coral Reef (RRP $9.95AUD). I haven’t had a chance to wear this yet, it’s a little too bright for work! However i’m planning on rocking this baby on the weekend. The formula when swatched feels really nice but I guess I have to wait to see when I actually wear it. I’ll do proper lip swatches and a proper review once i’ve worn it. One thing I do want to mention is how weird the packaging is! It’s an oval tube! Putting the lid on proved a little challenging for me!
If you aren’t already subscribed, I suggest joining up to the Crush Cosmetics mailing list as they always have sales and their usually pretty quick ones.
Also their turnaround time is brilliant! My stuff was ordered and in my hands within 24 hours, that’s pretty impressive!
Product Disclosure – All products were purchased by myself, I did however use a 20% discount because let’s face it I don’t like paying full price!