The Sunshine Blogger Award

Anybody else just think of Chief Wiggum? Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows!

Hi everyone! I deeply apologise for the lack of posts as of late! I am currently moving my domain to a new blog website (don’t worry, website address and bloglovin’ subscriptions will all remain the same) and it’s becoming quite a lengthy process. It will mean a cleaner and better website for you (the readers) and hopefully something that is better suited to me! In the mean time, I have been nominated by Kammi from Beauty Book Blog for the Sunshine Blogger Award, so here is something to tide you over! (Also, if you feel like watching a video, head over to YouTube and watch my latest haul video!)

The Sunshine award is given to bloggers who are positive, inspiring, creative or whose blog you just really enjoy reading. Thank you so much to Kammi for nominating me, I am very flattered!

The rules are similar to that of the other awards:

  1. List 11 facts about yourself
  2. Answer the 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you
  3. Nominate 11 bloggers you feel deserve this award
  4. Write 11 questions for them to answer in their award post
  5. Let your 11 bloggers know you have nominated them

11 Facts About Me. This is getting tricky! There will be nothing left to know soon!

1. I didn’t start drinking coffee until I was 22. I fell in love and can’t start my day properly without a cup.

2. I’m a big project starter, but not a project finisher.

3. I rarely wear pants around the house. This can be embarrassing if someone knocks on the door!

4. A lot of my bones crack and click, especially my back, hips, ankles and neck.

5. I find nothing more satisfying than watching a compelling documentary.

6. I really hate using dessert sized spoons. One got caught in the roof of my mouth/teeth when I was younger. I always try to use teaspoons.

7.  I watch American Dad DAILY. I know, I know.

8. My favourite flowers are tulips.

9. I’ve always bought iPhones since their release and have never broken a screen.

10. Number nine was true until last night!

11. My favourite ice cream flavour is jaffa!

And now onto Kammi’s questions!

1. Is The Nightmare Before Christmas a Halloween or a Christmas film?!

I think it’s more of a Halloween film. I get the itch to watch it around this time of year.

2. What is your favourite time of days for reading blogs?

Probably from 7:30am to late.

3. How often do you blog?

Not as often as I would like! Having a full time job can get in the way. I would one day love to blog full time but it will take a lot of work to get to that stage!

4. What book are you currently reading?

I haven’t chosen a new book to begin reading yet. I have a lot on my list though.

5. If you had a super power, what would it be and why?

I would love to be able to stop time (including my aging) so I can sleep more. Silly I know, but I would seriously use it for that only!

6. What did you have for breakfast this morning? (Trying to think of new things for me to have but never have a clue!)

I had pancakes and orange juice, because it’s the weekend! :D

7. What is your favourite social media site?

Probably reddit, because it has something for everyone. I’ve learnt so much since I found it! Twitter is also amazing and I’ve met some amazing people via twitter.

8. What do you do about lighting issues for taking photos in the winter time?

I currently live in a climate where it’s pretty much fine all year round, but I use a studio light kit at the moment. I am looking for some daylight bulbs for a less stark light at the moment though.

9. What was the last pair of shoes you bought? (Feel free to add a photo into your post!)

Goodness I am not sure! I tend to buy shoes in bulk and then wear them out. It was probably a pair of black ballet flats for work. Boring!

10. Favourite perfume?

At the moment? Alien by Thierry Mulger. Of all time?  Madame by John Paul Gaultier.

11. Are you a morning person?

I am definitely more of a night owl.

Phew! OK now onto tagging 11 people to do this tag! No particular order!

1. Bubbles & Blush

2. Beauty Life Michelle

3. Born To Buy

4. Sweetaholic Beauty

5. Sparkle 2Day

6. Kitsch Snitch

7. Allure by Maddison

8. Tried & Tested

9. More Than Adored

10. Eat Paint Sniff Glue

11. misstango2

And now for the 11 questions that my nominees are invited to answer :)


1. What is your favourite magazine to read?

2. Would you prefer a kindle or a full bookcase of real books? (Or a bookcase of kindles hehehe)

3. Favourite holiday during the year?

4. Please share your most embarrassing fashion memory.

5. And your most embarrassing makeup/beauty/skincare memory.

6. If you could reach into the past, which product or clothing item (or whatever you like!) would you bring back to current day?

7. If you could only spend time on one social media outlet, which one would it be?

8. Do you remember your first nightmare (or dream)?

9. Your favourite lipstick of the moment.

10. How did you find The Minted Beauty?

11. If you had to eat the same food every day for a month, what meal would you choose?


Thanks so much to Kammi for tagging me! Hope everyone had an amazing weekend and I will try and upload so more posts this coming week!

Stay Minty!

Kate Xx

September 2013 Favourites

One of my favourite parts of ending each month is reflecting on the great products that I’ve used and loved for the past 30 days or so (or in some cases longer!). With my spending ban in place for the entirety of September, I found some old favourites to use again which I had forgotten how good they were! So here we go!


Brite Organix Semi Fabulous Pink - RRP $14.99

I think it’s pretty obvious that the biggest change for me this month has been my hair colour. I am absolutely loving having bright pink hair! I feel like my confidence has increased and I love the concerned looks I get from older ladies. Obviously I don’t have much to compare pink hair dyes too, as this is the only one I’ve used. But it’s cheap, available in Woolworths supermarket and does a fabbity fab job of making my hair fuschia :)


Neutrogena Rapid Clear 2IN1 Cleanser Mask -RRP $13.99 150mL

This has been in my shower for a while now and I really like using it for the mask aspect. I pop in on when I am waiting for my hair treatment to soak in and shave my legs. It’s a nice little routine and it’s been helping to zap those pesky monsters on my face.


Origins Super Spot Remover - RRP $US15.00 10mL

I have been using the Origins Super Spot Remover for a while and it seems to really help out with my cystic acne. I make sure I don’t use too much product, or too often, otherwise it can lead to flaking skin! Not cool! However, when used properly, it reduced my cystic acne and really zapped them good.


L’Oreal Nude Magique Smoothing Primer - RRP $29.95 15mL

I have been using this primer all month after receiving a sample in the August Bellabox. This really creates a smooth canvas for makeup and it really helps my makeup stick longer than my usual primer. Combined with my Urban Decay Deslick Makeup Setting Spray, I am finding my makeup is lasting longer despite the hot, humid weather (31 degrees in September? Really Queensland, really?!)


Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation in Shade 53 RRP $32.00 30mL

This is my most used foundation of September. I found that I wanted a lighter foundation to use while the weather warms up and Bourjois really stepped up to the plate! It gives me great coverage during the day but doesn’t feel cakey and overdone. I also think a dewier finish looks nice in the warmer months :)

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MAC Palette Total Cost $US160.00 - 15 shades and single palette

I am understandly in love with my new MAC palette. I spent a lot of time choosing shades, so a lot of effort and time went into this palette! I am really happy with every shade I chose, but the ones I have been getting the most wear out of have been (from left to right)

- Ricepaper (Inner Corner and Brow Bone)

- Goldmine (Inner Crease)

- Wood Winked (Outer Lid and Crease)

- Charcoal Brown (Brow Powder)

That is my failsafe eye look. I’ve also really been enjoying Satin Taupe, Sushi Flower and Sable.


MAC Mineralize SkinFinish in Lightscapade - RRP $47.00

I’ve fallen hard for this guy! I love a good highlighter and this one adds just the right amount sheen to my face without making me look too much like a disco ball! (Granted in my video I look quite…highlighted. But that’s because my light was being a naughty child).

I feel like this is pretty overpriced for Australian Dollars, but if you shop online you can get it for a decent price!


iOS7 on iPhone - FREE!

My iPhone 4S is not the newest phone…BUT it feels like a new phone after the latest software update from Apple! I am in love with the clean lines and general chic look of iOS7. Let me know in the comments below if you would be interested in an iPhone Tag - where I show you apps I use and love!


BONUS FAVE! Galaxy iPhone Case (4S) - RRP $0.99!!

I also am in love with my iPhone cover. I found it on eBay for $0.99 with free postage. Can you get any more perfect? I am still loving the galaxy trend even though it is probably so passé. #sorrynotsorry.

What are your favourites for the month? I can’t believe it’s October already, crazy! I feel like I have had time to fully enjoy the first third of Spring yet D: !

Stay Minty!

Kate Xx