my quick 5 step make-up routine

Make up Bag

I have found that some mornings (ok most) I have a short amount of time to get ready to get myself out the door to where I need to be.
Mum life means I need a quick but effective routine. I need make-up products that help make me look and feel good and quickly do the job.

I’ve never worn heavy make-up, always kept things simple and gone for a natural look. Of late this has been my five step process

  1. Base
    Foundation is something I don’t often wear.  Actually only if I have a special event. A BB/CC cream have been my base now for a little while. I was gifted his product but I have loved the glow and feel of it on my face. Not to heavy and just enough coverage.  
  2. Eyes
    My eyes are a must. I don’t feel awake unless I have eyeliner on. I don’t know why and where it came from but I must have my eyes done to feel good.
    I actually have found it hard to find a good eyeliner. My pet peeve is when they smudge and leave black marks. This one has been doing the job (for now) but I am keen to find one I love.

    Any tips/good eyeliner are welcome as this is a nonnegotiable step in my routine!!


  3. Bronzer
    I love summer and part of that is having that bronzed look about me. Where I live this is not possible so a good bronzer does the trick. I have used the Body Shop bronzer for years now and love the look it gives. Still natural but with that summer glow. It’s a must in my bag to make me feel awake and ready to take on the day.
  4. Highlighter
    I’m very lucky that my BFF does an amazing job at makeup. She has the right touch and I love how she makes me feel. It was her that introduced me to the Nars highlighter (and more to the point taught me how to apply) and again I love that glowed sun-kissed feel it leaves.
  5. Lips
    Lipstick again is something I don’t often wear. If I do its generally a nude but I still love wearing a good gloss to give me a shimmer on my lips.
    It doesn’t help Andrew hates lipstick. No that it should stop me from wearing but I  don’t reach for it.
    I was gifted this beautiful balm, and I love it. It’s  almost empty and I would happily buy again! It gives the final touch to make me feel ready to go.

What is your daily makeup tricks and what do you swear by?

5 make up essentials

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This is not a sponsored post. 
I was gifted some items but choose to include as I do like the product. All opinions are my own. 

the body shop at home and giveaway

Mink Pink tee

My love for The Body Shop started when I lived in Canada. I lived in Banff and down the main street was The Body Shop and it became my staple beauty product.

Since returning home I have continued to use their products and when I found out they can come to your home I got very excited! I decided to have The Body Shop at Home come to my house and show my friends the amazing products they have on offer.

Carly, a Body Shop at Home consultant came over and was brilliant telling my friends and family all about the products while I got to have my make up done! Every girl loves getting done up right!?
To anyone in Australia I highly recommend having a Body Shop at Home Party!

The Body Shop

Body Shop

Of course I had to post what I was wearing…

Zu Shoes boots


ASOS pinafore

Thanks to The Body Shop at Home I have four prize packs to give away so you too can try their products!
You will need to be in Australia (sorry!) and all you need to do is be a follower of Geelong Fashionista (Bloglovin, Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram), and leave a comment telling me what you love about The Body Shop
Don’t forget to add your email address so I can get in touch with you in case you win! There will be FOUR lucky winners of the prize packs below!
The competition closes on Monday 30 September at 5pm (EST). Winners will be announced on Tuesday 1 October at 9am!


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I was wearing

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