I have never tried liquid lipsticks. I lived in a world of traditional lipsticks and occasionally ventured into the world of lip glosses for most of my life.
When I heard of the invasion of these alien lipsticks known as liquid lipsticks I was apprehensive, how would this paint-like formula feel good on my lips?

After doing some research and figuring out which liquid lipstick I should start with, I decided on the Kat Von D ones, because I personally love Kat's message and meaning behind all her products, delivering only the best products to us consumers.

I am a massive fan of Lily Melrose, who is a Youtuber and Blogger, and after hearing her absolutely rave about the shades Bow and Arrow and Lolita, it became an obvious decision as to which shades I should order from Sephora Australia. 


Firstly, the texture of these lipsticks are incredible. They are super easy to apply and give your lips the feeling of nudity, despite being coated in lipstick. However, make sure your lips aren't dry, as when these liquid lipsticks set it can make a not-so-nice sensation; chapstick before hand is a must.
Also, the colour pigmentation is crazy, one layer and you're set to go. I find these liquid lipsticks do last a loooonnnggg time, way longer than normal lipsticks. I do find they wear off on the middle of your lips first, so touch ups are required, but that is with all lipsticks. 

As for the colours, the first is Lolita II, the second generation of one of Kat Von D's best sellers, Lolita. I fell in love with this shade instantly. it's such a beautiful red/mauve shade that gives you the same boss-like feeling of wearing red lipstick without the intensity. 


The second shade is Bow and Arrow, which didn't have the same love-at-first-swatch impression. 
Honestly at first I wasn't sure of this shade. I liked it but I felt like it was too bold, even though it's probably the visually dullest shade there is. I tried vigorously to sell this shade to my friends, and after being rejected I gave up.
This was a massive case of everything-happens-for-a-reason because after failing at getting rid of this shade I began to fall in love with it's deep nude hue.
And now, it is one of my favourite shades out of all my lipsticks!


Overall I am utterly obsessed with liquid lipsticks, and more specifically, Kat Von D ones. Next time I'm at Sephora I am definitely going to stop by and pick up some more shades.
I am yet to try another brand of liquid lipsticks, as I'm unsure as to whether they will live up to these. Do you have any recommendations?

Brittany
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Tomorrow, Thursday the 8th of September, is R U OK? day here in Australia. 

R U OK? is a Australian charity that's goal is suicide prevention though meaningful conversations and creating a bigger sense of belonging though a simple question;

"are you okay?"


This charity has a special place in my heart. Suicide is a taboo topic that is sheltered from us, we brush over the topic and never delve to deep into the feelings and emotions linked with suicide. 


From the way we talk about suicide, you would think it was something rare, something that didn't happen often, however it is something that nearly everyone will face at some point in their lives, whether it's due to an incident of a family member, friend or yourself. 

Suicide is a symptom of internal loneliness, and the R U OK? foundation aims to prevent these feelings by asking the simple question: are you okay?
This question has so many connotations, so many meanings and so many layers. 
It's an opening to a world where people are invited to talk about their feelings, and receive the help they need and deserve, to prevent suicide. 

Remember that there is always someone to talk to, including me, and Lifeline: 13 11 14

It's time to start the conversation and end suicide.

Are you okay?

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with the R U OK? Foundation, I just love their message and what they are trying to achieve.


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Life has been crazy busy. Between school, work, blogging and my boyfriend, the breaks in this ride of life are broken, and I'm hurtling along a road at full speed. The month of August has literally exhausted me. I had probably my most important exams ever that represent my whole 13 years of school last week, and the only good thing that came out of them was the 2016 meme page on Facebook, it's absolutely hilarious. If you live in Queensland and do QCS, check out the QCE Discussion Space group on Facebook and I guarantee it will make you chuckle!

I am incredibly close to being finished with school, only 3 months left, and then the rest of my life awaits me. I'm on the home stretch.

At the beginning of August, before everything was crazy, I visited my boyfriend who lives on the Sunshine Coast and we had such a fun little adventure I thought I'd share it with you all.

Lately I have been doing quite a lot of these adventure-y type blog posts, do you like them? Of course I will always have my makeup and fashion blog posts here, but I thought maybe some more personal ones would be a nice touch to my blog.


My train on left at 6:40am, so I got to watch the sunrise which was beautiful. I spent my time on the train drifting between fragments of sleep and reading, and it was pleasantly peaceful. 
I got to the Sunshine Coast at 10:20ish, and my boyfriend, Marcus, took me to a little cafe called Urban Garden in Nambour. It was so beautiful, we had a cookies and cream Cheesecake, which was delicious.

We then walked around Nambour for a bit, it's a very small town that's extremely different to the bright, shiny  Gold Coast. 




We then went back to Marcus's house, where we went for a walk down the road to these gorgeous waterfalls. Marcus is an incredible photographer, so he set up his camera and took some amazing pictures. 


I stayed at his house for the night and caught the train back to the Gold Coast at 1pm on the following day, and arrived just in time for my shift for work at 6pm.

I had such a fun adventure, it was incredible seeing his town, and seeing all the quaint people and things that resided inside. I loved spending my last few days of freedom with someone I love so dearly, and the little visit was a wonderful way to relax before the august sprint started. 

Have you done any adventuring lately?

Brittany


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