As a make-up addict and beauty product junkie, I'm always on the search for products that actually work without spending a million bucks. Most of us know that the key to good long lasting make-up is to always moisturize and to use a primer. Now there are so many different primers out there now, it can get overwhelming and can drain your bank account trying all of them.

It was just last year I kept seeing & hearing on Youtube about this Nivea Post Shave Balm ( sensitive)  for men, being used for as a primer.  I had my doubts. Until NYE 2016. I was watching Youtube make up videos, trying to decide what look I might want to try for the night and again this Nivea Post Shave Balm came up. I decided to quickly run down to Kmart and to purchase it. What the heck! for a small price of $10 what did I have to loose.

Now I was concerned I was going to smell like a man for the rest of the night but it does fades away. Now what about the main concern here... is this product really a miracle worker, like all these youtubers are saying on there videos?

The answer is YES!! This has to be one of the best primers I have used yet.

You only need a tiny portion maybe the size of a 10 cent piece and it covers your entire face, as mentioned before I chose the option for sensitive skin so there was no stinging or redness after use.

I stayed out till around 3 am on NYE and danced to some true 80's tunes all night, got quite sweaty, naturally... I received so many lovely compliments all night on how nice my make up looked. My make up was bulletproof with this primer backing me up all night!

It works! Nivea Post Shave Balm Sensitive for men works as a primer. For $10 from any Kmart, Priceline or any big supermarket chain eg Coles.

If anyone has tried this or does give it a try, let me know what you think or if you know any other good make up primers!






This weekend I had a lot of down time which was great and I finally caught up to some movies I had on my Netflix list. I admit I was a little late to getting around to watching the Diana Vreeland documentary " Diana Vreeland The eye has to travel", despite my mum and grandpa telling me to watch this...needless to say I'm so glad I did!! For some who don't know Diana Vreeland was the fashion editor for Harpers Bazaar & Vogue and in later years a special consultant at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Some of my favorite quotes from the movie by Diana were " Exaggeration is my only reality" and " You don't have to be born beautiful to be wildly beautiful"...

I love any of these types of fashion documentaries such as 'September Issue', Iris Apfel documentary, 'Bill Cunningham New York'  and 'Advanced Style'. These women and men in these documentaries in my opinion have paved the way for style and fashion today. With their unique eye for detail and confidence to step out and create a statement.

In my opinion style isn't about just buying something because its on trend, or because everybody is wearing it, you have to really feel the clothes, feel how they sit and how they work with your body. Its like telling a story. I always felt that my love for style came from dressing up every afternoon as a child after school in my backyard, it was my escape. It was a few hours in my day where I could be a pretend to be different character and let my imagination run free with the use of costumes or my mums old clothes.  I still feel like that now. When I dress for a night out or a special occasion, I need to know within myself what my mood is that day, what is my story today that I want to express?. It is important to me. ( A few images below of my dress up back garden shenanigans)

I still collect sunglasses...

I still collect sunglasses...

Around 7 yrs old, just casual...haha

Around 7 yrs old, just casual...haha

In short, If anyone is looking for any inspiration for approaching fashion and style, watch this documentary, this woman is incredible.

' Diana Vreeland, The eye has to travel' - On Netflix.





Monumental Glow

For those that know me , know I have always been obsessed with all things glamour,make-up and beauty. Lately I've been really into learning different make-up techniques especially using different highlighters/illuminators.. trying to master the style of Strobing that is currently a massive trend in Make-up at the moment. Here are some of my favourite make up looks.