MUA [MAKE UP ACADEMY] // New Luxe Velvet Matte Lip Lacquer Shades

Monday, 28 July 2014

MUA [MAKE UP ACADEMY] // New Luxe Velvet Matte Lip Lacquer Shades - CassandraMyee

New releases from brands are always so exciting and this particular one from MUA has been much anticipated by me! I have a lot of love for the recent Luxe line of products that they released late last year, and these Velvet Lip Lacquers are up there with some of my favourite lip products. I have the first drop of shades they made (which you can see here) and a couple of months ago they announced four new shades that would be added to the line, and I was pretty darn excited!


Sunday, 27 July 2014

I have gotta say this week was pretty great one, mostly down to the fact that my blog turned ONE years old on Tuesday and the response I am getting from my giveaway (shameless plug) is blowing me away! Although right now as I type this, I am surrounded by tissues and have a flaming red nose, that is not going to get me down and I shall solider on and round up the week that was!

VIOLET BOX NZ // July '14 - Unboxing + Initial Thoughts

VIOLET BOX NZ // July '14 - Unboxing + Initial Thoughts - CassandraMyee

Sunday's are always reserved for The Weekly Post Collective (which will be posted later) but I just couldn't wait to write this post! Yesterday I did an end of month review for the June box which was an all-round good one, but I think I can predict that this one is going to be pretty stand out! Violet Box is a monthly subscription service for NZ and Australia too, where you pay $25 a month, plus $4.50 postage.

VIOLET BOX NZ // June '14 - End of Month Review

Saturday, 26 July 2014

VIOLET BOX // June '14 End of Month Review - CassandraMyee

The July Violet Box just got delivered by the courier, so it only means one thing - an end of month review of the June box! I swear I only got this like a week ago and the past four weeks have really flown by but I have used all of the products [bar one, apologies]. If you are new here, Violet Box is a monthly subscription where you pay $25 plus $4.50 for postage and get a box with samples, and often full sized products to try out. The June box had a total value of about $92, and overall the products were pretty good!

STILA COSMETICS // In The Moment Eyeshadow Palette | Swatches + Review

Friday, 25 July 2014

Now first off I have to give a thanks to my sister Emily, who gave me this palette for my birthday in April - she definitely knows me well! I have the beautiful (but battered) In The Light palette [which you can see the review with swatches right here]; the shadows are incredible quality and I knew that this one would be no different.

BEDROOM UPDATE // Mini Gallery Wall

Thursday, 24 July 2014

BEDROOM UPDATE // Mini Gallery Wall - cassandramyee

I've had an obsession with walls filled with images for a very long. When I was younger my walls were covered in posters (many of them featuring Orlando Bloom, swoon), and then that progressed into this entire walls covered in photos that I would change up all the time. Each flat I moved into throughout university had huge photo walls as well (much to the landlord's dismay). Over the past year, browsing on Pinterest installed a love for the gallery wall aesthetic, so much so I have an entire board dedicated to them and after accumulating some beautiful prints and other bits and pieces I decided to curate one of my own.

The beauty behind a gallery wall, I think, is having an eclectic mix of prints, from the old and new, the bright and the monochrome, the large and the small. Contrast works well here and it really should be a mix of things that make you smile every time you look at it. Most of the frames are from The Warehouse; they're super cheap and do the job perfectly. I went with black and white frames and mats, to tie it all together and make the prints do all the talking.

CREAM BLUSHES // My Favourites + Tips & Tricks

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

CREAM BLUSHES // My Favourites + Tips & Tricks - Rimmel London, Napoleon Perdis, Almay, MUA, Tarte, Australis, Topshop - cassandramyee

For a very long time I was terrified of cream blushes, I didn't know what would be the best way to apply them so they would look natural and lumping a bunch of cream product onto my cheeks seemed like a daunting task, so I just stuck to good old powders. But after a bit of trial and area [and cheeks that were worthy of clown status] I feel much more confident when it comes to cream blushes and they have fast become my favourite way to blush - they provide a more natural appearance and last a bit longer than the powder counterparts.

One Year Blogging Birthday + International Giveaway

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

One Year Blogging Birthday + International Giveaway - CassandraMyee

So who would have thought that a whole year later my little blog would be one year old!? It is crazy to think that one year ago today I pushed publish on my first ever post and 315 posts later, here I am! I'm immensely proud (and so surprised!) how much my blog has grown and the reception it gets puts a big ol' smile on my face on the daily. I remember getting my first comment from Charley and being over the moon that someone all the way over in the UK had read my little blog. Even now I get excited by every single comment I get and aim to reply to all of them! Creativity wise, it's been an amazing outlet for me; the photography, the editing and the writing giving me a break from writing essays and doing university work. I've also just about doubled my makeup and nail polish collection, my bank account hates me and the local courier knows my house pretty darn well.

So as a HUGE thank you to all you wonderful people out there I wanted to put together a few items to give away to one of you!