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Stila In The Light Palette

Stila In The Light Palette review

Stila In The Light Palette review

I have been loving the Stila In The Light palette for a while now and I feel like recently it's had another burst of popularity although it's a fairly old product I think.

I bought this palette when I was in America around four years ago. I hadn't heard of Stila before, let alone any of the brands in Sephora but my mum bought this palette so luckily I decided to too. The palette has a great shade range for the perfect neutral eye and the only shades I can really think that might be missing is greens. There is a mixture of matte and shimmery shades and I find them all to be amazing quality with great pigmentation. I've heard a few people talking about the fall out of the shadows and the problem with the amount of product you pick up... I think you have to treat the shadows more like pressed pigments then your normal eyeshadow. I would recommend pressing your brush into the shadow instead of trying to sweep it up and with the shimmery shades either carefully pressing the shadow onto your eyelid or apply your eye makeup before your foundation.

Along with the shadows themselves, I really like the packaging of the palette. It's made out of a cardboard material but is fairly sturdy and I think houses the shadows nicely. Although it's becoming a bit tattered on the corners of the palette, it doesn't get dirty like Nars packaging. 

Overall, the shade range is perfect! You can do a light nude eye or a dark smokey eye all in one palette. I love just sweeping the champagne shade over the lid and the shades bare (top left) and sandstone (top right) and perfect for highlighting and applying in the crease. Although is palette is on the pricier side ($62 in Australia) the quality is so worth it and four years on it's still going strong! 


Music Favourites #1

I recently found out about Glass Animals, I hadn't listened to any of their music before but after hearing a small snippet of Gooey I knew I'd like their music. The song Pools makes me so incredibly happy, ah I love it so much! 

I came across Talk Is Cheap by Chet Faker on Triple J when they played a recording of him live in concert and after listening to the original, I actually like it better when it's without all the background sounds. I love listening to the live version here, his voice is so amazing and the lyrics are just, great. So, so good. 

And of course I had to add in Raleigh Ritchie's new song, Birthday Girl. Lilly Allen also covered his song Stronger Than Ever which I wasn't really into but he's getting the much deserved attention for his music, which is so exciting!   


Breakfast Ideas / Gluten Free Porridge

What you need: 

What to do: 


Pretty basic! Obviously you can use whatever fruits  (banana, goji) you like along with whatever milk (soy, skinny). Just something to keep in mind - the brown rice is rougher and harder even when cooked compared to the white rice which is softer like cooking non-flattened rice, almond milk makes the porridge more gluggy but nothing too bad and I find the full cream milk is absorbed more and faster by the rice. 

I also had a similar thing at a cafe a few days ago but it was made with coconut milk and was topped with banana jam and seeds and that was sooo good. You could pretty well add whatever you like or what's in the fridge. Perfect for winter. 


Almay Trio Intense i-colour Smoky-i For Greens

Almay Trio Intense i-colour Smoky-i  For Greens

I don't have green eyes but my mum does and she gave this trio to me after not being able to make it work for herself. That was a decent year or so ago and only recently have I started to love it. Firstly, the pigmented of the shadows are really great and they blend so smoothly. Secondly, the shades go really well together although I don't wear them as suggested. As it says on the back and how the shades are shaped, it's intended that the purple is used for the lid, the mauve-y shade for the crease and the pink above that but I personally think the dark purple would be too dark for me on my lid so I use the mauve shade on the lid, the purple in the outer corner and the pink in the inner corner. I also take the purple under the middle of the lower lashes to the edges and the pink under the lower lashes from the inner corner outwards and then I blend, blend, blend. 

The shades are all shimmery but I don't find them too over the top - the only one I'd look out for is the pink shade which is the most eye catching. I definitely get the most wear out of the middle one which looks great on it's own but also on top of the Maybelline Tattoo in Bad To The Bronze. From looking at the website they still carry this line of shadows but the shades seem to be different, I'd still give them a shot though because the quality is really good especially for the price. 

What's your favourite product from Almay? Have you tried their shadows?


Outfit Of The Day #8

Outfits of the day featuring Zara seem to becoming a regular thing now. This shirt and jacket are two things I also purchased along with this blazer when I went to a little but big shopping trip a while a go now. My shirt is from Zara which I've since seen worn with white jeans and looked amazing! I think although the shirt is basic it's also bright which means it looks really good with other clean basic clothing so if I had white jeans I would definitely pair them with this shirt. My jacket is from Billabong - an unexpected purchase from me seeing as I don't think I've ever bought something from that brand! I found it in Ozmosis and has been great on colder days for layering or zipping up. My jeans are from RES Denim and my necklace is from a seller on Etsy who I'm unsure of now, as it got given to me so long ago! 

The shirt with jeans, I like better untucked but I think it would also look nice tucked into a skirt or I can imagine it looking good semi tucked into boyfriend jeans. 

How would you wear this shirt?