Oscars 2015: Best & Worst Dressed


Ah, Oscars 2015. Man, this has been a difficult year. There have been a lot of good looking people at this thing! That said, there’s looking good and then there’s *~*fashion~*~, which aren’t always the same thing. I’m a little bored with the same strapless neckline, the same peplums, the same colours… So with that […]

Road Test! A MYSTERY Mascara review


Last week, I was sent a MYSTERY mascara from the folks at Makeupsocial to review. What do I mean by mystery? Well, here’s the deal, for the sake of full disclosure: – Though the mascara was provided by Makeupsocial, I haven’t been paid for this review. These are my honest impressions of the product. There […]

Golden Globes 2015 – Best & Worst Dressed


It’s that time of year, and as awards season kicks into gear, we saw some interesting looks on the Golden Globes 2015 red carpet (though a lot of pretty boring ones too). There is CONTROVERSY AHEAD I’m sure, so be warned! Let’s keep the glass half full and start with the best dressed.   BEST […]

Emmys 2014: Best & Worst Dressed


Another year, another red carpet. Back by popular demand, check out my best & worst dressed list for the Emmys 2014! There were only a few truly outstanding looks this year, but a lot of pretty great efforts, so the honorable mentions ¬†list ain’t small. Plus there’s a SUPER BONUS HAPPY FUN DRESS YAY that […]

E.L.F Cosmetics now on sale at K-Mart!

Been coveting the E.L.F products that seem like gorgeous, bargain dupes as they pop up on your Pinterest feed? Having trouble finding them here in Australia? Fear not! It would appear you can now find a range of E.L.F Cosmetics¬†at your local K-Mart, including their Studio collection. I snapped up their High Definition Powder for […]

Movie Review: The Fault in Our Stars [2014]


Based on the best-selling, internationally adored young adult novel by teen whisperer John Green, The Fault in Our Stars film adaptation has been highly anticipated for some time, and I count myself as one of the anticipators. The source material is infinitely quotable and horrifically sad, yet maintains a realism and humour that is rarely […]

Oscars fashion 2014 – a mini wrap-up


So I’m currently on vacation with my tiny family, and I’m battling the flu while I’m at it, but I’ve found some time post a few of my favourite red carpet looks from the 2014 Oscars. Amy Adams in Gucci Kirsten Bell in Roberto Cavalli Cate Blanchett in Armani Sandra Bullock in Alexander McQueen BEST […]

Essie Nail Polish – now easy to find in Australia!

Essie nail polish

Just a quick note to let anyone and everyone know that Essie nail polish is now being stocked at Priceline in Australia. HOORAY!     They had a wide range of colours & coats at the store I visited (Carousel in WA) in it’s own dedicated display down the make-up aisle. They’re also on sale […]

Pinterest tutorial roadtest: Listerine foot soak


So, this is the part where I take a popular Pinterest post, and take it out for a test drive. The Listerine + Vinegar foot soak is a huge thing on Pinterest, and there’s a lot of blog posts about it, with lots of “omg, it works!”. So I was pretty excited to try it […]

The HOLY CRAP! Product Recommendation of the Month


So, this is a new feature I’m adding to ARR, in an effort to find the best (affordable!) beauty products on the market, and give you balanced and budget-conscious beauty product reviews. A little about me: I don’t really go to “professionals” for beauty-related stuff. I dye my own hair, do my own facials and […]