Hello! I'm Annelise, a 24 year old girl who has a little obsession with beauty, top knots and peonies



The other day I went on a little adventure to my favourite shop – Lush! Many of you know that I am a huge lushie. I really respect their ethos, I think their products are reasonably priced compared to a lot out there, and most importantly – the products work.

I needed to repurchase some old favourites, and I wanted to purchase some I’ve never tried before.

Angels on Bare Skin Cleanser: This was first on my list and is my favourite cleanser of all time – seriously people this product is AH-mazing. Since using Angels my skin has cleared completely and is noticeably softer and smoother. With an all natural ingredient list that includes chamomile, rose and lavender, what’s not to love? Scoop out a pea sized amount and mix it with warm water to get a paste-like consistency. As this contains ground almonds, this cleanses and exfoliates the skin. This cleanser is suited to all skin types.


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THE REVIEW + SWATCH: NYX Love in Rio Eyeshadow Palettes

I’ve always been a pretty big fan of NYX, and when they recently started popping up in Australian Target stores I wasted no time picking up a few eyeshadow palettes to try. To be honest, nothing can compete with my endless love affair with the Urban Decay Naked Palettes, but these shadows by NYX are a good little product for someone on a budget.

There are 22 different palettes in the Love in Rio collection, retailing at $9.95AUS – each with 3 shadows. As someone who loves a good nude (oops.. cheeky) I decided to purchase the shades Bikini Bottom and Barefoot in the Sand.

Bikini Bottom:


NYX Love in Rio Eyeshadow Palette in LIR19 Bikini Bottom

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Real Women

Recently the concept of a “real woman” has been getting a lot of attention in the social media world. While society has undeniably promoted thin as an ideal in the past, more and more social media platforms like instagram, tumblr, and pintrest are being flooded with memes focused on the idea that “curvy women are real women”. While the intent may be to promote societal acceptance of a curvier physique and highlight that slim is not the only beautiful body shape, this statement is actually guilty of body shaming.

Here are some examples of the gems that have been floating around the internets recently.


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Like many people, I haven’t always had a positive relationship with food. Unfortunately a disordered approach to eating is not uncommon in men and women alike. To be honest it has taken years – over 10 – to get to a place where I can see food as a beautiful thing. As someone who will one day be a part of the medical profession, I can say that I truly believe in the power of good nutrition and the positive effect it can have on health and wellbeing.  Continue reading

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The REVIEW: Macadamia Hair Flawless


Oh no.. oh no, no, no! Please do me a favour and don’t waste your time or your money on this product.

Let me start by saying that I love Macadamia Hair. The Deep Repair Masque, Healing Oil Spray, and the Nourishing Leave-in Cream are all well loved staples of my hair care routine. Unfortunately this product just doesn’t do it for me.  Continue reading


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