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What’s in my bag?

6 Jan
Hello hello!

Happy New Year you beautiful people!! How amazing is 2014 going to be? Uhh, freaking amazing!

I can officially say I’m getting married this year.. Slightly terrifying. In a good way, of course. Really, it is only 4 months away… Writing it seems much more real than just saying it. 2013 will be hard to top, but I think 2014 will give it a damn good run for its money.

A belated Merry Whatever you celebrate πŸ™‚ were you lavished in family, food and presents? James definitely made me feel like all my dreams could come true. Other than my beautiful bag (that James picked, may I add) I got some gorgeous Essie nail polishes, chocolate and a Camp Takota pack which will be arriving soon.

Back to the bag. My oh so fabulous bag. Brand – Ooh La La.

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I think it may look fuller than it is. Or maybe not. Shall we start with the most important pouch in my bag?

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My makeup pouch. This gorgeous little dotty thing was from Daiso. If you’re unsure of what Daiso is, I feel sorry for you. Daiso is a cute little Japanese shop where everything is $2.80. EVERYTHING. I mainly keep my essential makeup items, bits and pieces and lady things in here. My lip products rotate and if I know I’m going out or need to look extra pretty, I chuck in an eyeliner, eyeshadow and mascara.

Next is my essentials pack.

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Tablets, tissues, nail file, bobby pins. If ever there is an issue, it’s fixed with a tissue. Or a bobby pin. And if that doesn’t work, pain killers will stop the brain hurt.

My budget book and diary.

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Part of my New Years resolution is to learn how to budget/save money/not be broke. I saw this at Kikki K a while ago and lost it up until a couple of weeks ago.
My diary is by Cath Kidston. I bought this from a cute little shop up in Olinda, Dandenong Mountains. It is so sweet and the inside is coloured and floral and so damn adorable. Cath Kidston is fast becoming a favourite designer of mine.

This brings me on to my purse, not that it has money, but it has my Medicare card and Drivers License which are important?

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Not two months ago, I wasn’t really sure about this purse. I got it as a present from my future-4-month-away-mother-in-law about a year ago, alongside a great bathroom bag. It really grew on me, I actually really love it. Downside is I can’t fit all my store cars, for some reason I have a lot of them.

This is why I have converted my EstΓ©e Lauder mini mascara pouch into my store card holder!

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I promise you, I do not have OCD but when I’m on an organisation fix, I really get my fix on.

These are the last tidbits in my bag, most self explanatory. I should mention the little elephant coin purse (a gift from Thailand) is used for my earphones. Perfect size. Also, the sunglasses are not Gucci, the Gucci pair are in my wardrobe. These were $20 and I love them a lot.

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(I can’t actually figure out if this is a fox or badger, but it’s cute and super useful!)

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So that is it. That’s my whole entire bag fillings. Sweet like pie. What’s in your bag?

Talk soon!
Love Matilde xx

My style my way.. A thought.

24 Oct
Hello hello,

I have never really been aware of what being fashionable was until these last few years. Mainly in these last 6 months I have been trying dot really define what being fashionable meant. People keep commenting that I have been changing in the way I wear my clothes, makeup, jewellery and hair.

I made a conscious decision when I turned 22 that it was time to mature my wardrobe a little bit more, to match in with me and my lifestyle. I am quite a colourful person (both in personality and wardrobe), so I have kept a pop of colour but I wear a lot more pastels, blush pinks and marooney colours. I also noticed I am starting a fair collection of greens and reds as well.

I think I have finally defined what fashion is, for me anyway.. It is basically style. It’s about keeping up to date, not with what is trending, but with yourself. My tastes have changed, matured and my style has moved with it. I’m at a stage in my life where I don’t feel the need to please everyone around me. I want to feel happy within myself and I want to be comfortable in my own skin.

I love makeup and clothes not because they are what girls are expected to love, but because I enjoy how they make me feel. I like to add a little bit of extra colour or to feel a little bit fancier. The world is always so serious and people so negative and I think that if I can enhance my own mood by adding some sparkle to myself then that is okay by me.

I love learning from all the amazing people out there what suits who and what colour goes where but I take them as a guide and if need, alter it to how I like it,

It is important to take pride in yourself and to not be afraid to try new things and new ideas. What is important to you?

Love Matilde xx

Update!

21 Oct
Hello hello!

An update.. I’ve been very super busy as of late and am moving into my new house in under a week. I also have 3 assignments due within this next week. Plus I’m working and packing like crazy. Oh and I will be getting on a plane in two weeks to Perth for my best friends wedding!

I think what I might do is write a couple of draft posts up and will post them when I get the chance πŸ™‚

I dyed my hair last Friday in preparation of best friends wedding. What do you think?

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Okay, well time for more packing!

Love Matilde xx

My every day makeup

7 Oct
Hello hello!

After the excitement of yesterday I’ve come back down to more steady ground. Kind of. It’s a bit of a mess trying to get this all finalised. I guess it’s not just like we are buying a pair of shoes. It’s a little but bigger than that.

I thought I would share my everyday makeup routine with you all because I love seeing everyone else do their stuff. As I’m still very novice to all of this, I don’t actually have any brushes or fancy tools. I have my fingers and toilet paper to clean up any of the messes. I am going to do a but of research into brushes and see what I can afford πŸ™‚

Every morning I shower, use my Olay cleanser that I mentioned in an . I tone with my Nateo Young toner and moisturise with My tinted SPF15 Dove moisturiser. I don’t use concealer or foundation unless I am going somewhere a bit special – the tint in the moisturiser evens out my skin tone enough and helps dull my redness. Once all that slightly boring stuff is done I get onto the makeup.

I find that greens and browns and colours on the darker side of the spectrum work best with my skin tone. I found this little cheeky pallet for $3 from a cheapy shop when I was in desperate need of something a bit new. I’m not super picky when it comes to brand, as long as it does what it is supposed to, that is my main priority.

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So I generally start off with number 1 on this pallet which is an army green sort of colour in the outer corner of my lid. I usually use my index finger to work it into the crease.
Then I get number 2 and work it in the middle third of my lid. I blend it in with the outer corner.
Once it move onto number three a wipe it across my eye from the inner corner to just before the end of the outer corner.
Last, I use number 4 right in the inner part of my eye so it gets a little bit of gold on the top and under my eye. I use my pinky finger for this one.

After I do my eyeshadow I go onto the liquid eyeliner. The skill in which I recently mastered! Yay! If I can get it super thin on my upper lash line, that is how it stays. If I happen to flinch and my brush moves a little then my line is a bit thicker. Today it was a little thicker, I had a super crazy urge to sneeze.

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Once I’m happy with my liquid eyeliner I move onto pencil liner. Once upon a time I would just use black eyeshadow on my lower water line but I moved on from that stage of my life. Also, it’s kind of hard to do the upper water line with powder. I am also at a stage where I like to only line a third of my lower water line. So that is my next step…

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I line the lower water line about a third of the way across and also just under the water line. Once I do that I smudge the liner a little bit with my ring finger. I line the upper water line the whole way across.

So the process is nearly over. I already have quite long eye lashes but I like to define them a little. I don’t curl or anything, I just whack a little bit of mascara on. One thing I do with mascara is that I start right from the base of my lash, it fills in any of the gaps my liner missed.

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Once this is all done I add a little bit of 5 from the eyeshadow pallet underneath my eyebrow, down the middle of my nose and the little bit in the middle of my upper lip. I don’t do this every day though, maybe once or twice a week.
My finishing touch is my new favorite gloss, Apocalips in Celestial. It is such a pretty colour.

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So that is it! It takes me around 5 minutes to do this in the morning before work or uni. I find that by applying my moisturiser all over my face and finishing on my eyes, it works almost like a base. It doesn’t crease or fade that much πŸ™‚

Okay, so that is it for today.

Love Matilde xx

I totally forgot to add the final look on me. Oops! Lucky I don’t have a million followers who would notice πŸ™‚
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We bought a house!

6 Oct
Hello hello,

Okay, so we kind of did. We are just needing a building inspection to come out all hunky dory and it’s ours!

I’m excited because we will finally be able to do whatever we want to it! I’m already super excited to start using ideas from my Pinterest board.


I honestly never thought this was going to happen. I could squeal with joy!

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Love Matilde xx

My favourite ladies

23 Sep
Hello hello!

Currently I am sitting in the silent study area of my university library and for some reason I’m listening to Macy Gray. It is, in my opinion, the best place on university grounds to think. So,in my thinking-ness (I promise I actually learn here..) I felt like sharing a few of my beauty guru favourites.


On my ever evolving journey to beauty guru-ness, I turn to these wonderful ladies to learn the tricks, secrets and gain an insight into their product knowledge. Also, you will notice they are all on YouTube. I find YouTube 100% addicting. I quit Facebook a while ago and moved my addiction to constructive social media like YouTube and Pinterest where I actually learn stuff!

Makeup Gurus

Zoella is an adorable Brit who makes me quite happy to watch! Her makeup looks are very achievable and very natural. Also, her hair – I wish my hair was that pretty!

Sprinkleofglitter.. There is something about these lovely British folk that I’m totally in love with. They’re unknowingly hilarious and have some of the best taste in makeup. She’s bright and colourful and her little girl is so damn cute!

Ilovemakeup – these guys are new to the game and I’m already obsessed. Not only do they have dailygrace but they have awesome new tips and tricks and great ways of showing them.

These are only a couple of the many people I use for inspiration but they are my main three πŸ™‚

Who inspires you? I’m always looking for new people to beauty stalk.

Love Matilde xx

Welcome to me!

21 Sep
Hello blogging world!

I thought as my first post I would explain who I am and what I will hopefully be blogging about!

I am very beginner when it comes to make up, make up techniques and most things beauty related. I’m probably not as beginner as a 5 year old as I do know what most things do and I generally know how to use them but I am by no means a beauty guru like some that you see on YouTube or on other blogs.

I work 3 days a week and have recently started university doing a Bachelor of Strategic Communication (basically, I want to get into advertising and/or marketing and/or PR). I am also recently engaged, about to buy a house and slightly broke.

I love makeup and girly things and I wanted to write about them. So here I am!

I want to learn the tricks of beauty and become somewhat of a guru like all the lovely people you see online, so feel free to join in my journey πŸ™‚

Love Matilde x

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