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Life Lately: October 2017

31st October 2017 5 min read 4 Comments

Life Lately: October 2017

31st October 2017 5 min read 4 Comments

Life Lately: October 2017

As I mentioned last month, October was always going to be huge! We’ve had a holiday, in-laws visiting, Kinky Boots show at the theatre, and two weddings! To top it all off, Cody and I have both been sick most of the month (since coming back from SG) which is unfortunate and has made some events not as pleasant. I’ll pop a few happy snaps from the month below.


I picked up my correct shade in Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Foundation in Fair Beige, and I plan to review this and my original shade Fair-Light Neutral with Fair Neutral from the Rainforest of the Sea range as they’re vastly different. I also picked up a new Lights, Cameras, Flashes mascara with this order, as you’ll see from the empties post shortly, I have run out! When I was at the airport home from Singapore, I ordered the Hourglass x Mecca birthday collab palette and a new Mario Badescu Rose Water (also featured in my empties…) when Mecca offered three deluxe samples for their birthday which were nice! I also picked up LUSH’s Golden Wonder bath bomb which I am saving for a Christmas post, and LUSH’s Brazened Honey face mask.

I picked up a bunch of pretty things at Sephora in Singapore, mostly minis that I had had my eye on for quite some time! I picked up Too Faced Hangover Primer in mini form, Smashbox Primer Water in mini form, Maui Dry Shampoo Mousse in mini, Becca First Light Priming Filter in mini, It Cosmetics CC Cream in Fair (full size), Becca Moonstone in Poured form (full size), and Kat Von D loose powder in mini).

Cruelty-Free Life Changes:

This month I got ever closer to finishing up foundations which are not cruelty-free. I have just three remaining: Estee Lauder Double Wear, Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick, and Estee Lauder Double Wear Light. ELDW Light has a small amount to go, and I’ve been wearing it constantly to assist, Bobbi Brown’s has about one centimetre to go, and ELDW regular has about 3/4 at least to go as it is new-ish. Mum picked me up a cruelty-free shampoo, conditioner, heat protectant and volumising mousse from the hairdressing supplier, so I am getting closer to being completely cruelty-free in hair! Lately, I have been using LUSH’s Soak and Float shampoo bar as it’s great for dandruff which I’ve always suffered from. Davroe and De Lorenzo are great cruelty-free brands, and can be picked up from Hairhouse Warehouse and Price Attack which makes it easy! I’m not a big fan of Organic Care anymore as I’ve found it dries my hair, and mum has been unhappy with them for awhile.

I decluttered a few more things, mostly from MAC like a few lipsticks as I just wasn’t wearing them anymore and there’s no point keeping them until they go off. I won’t be buying colours similar again anyway. I’ll be selling these on Facebook most likely, or maybe I’ll have a blog sale if you guys would be interested?

Film and Television:

This month on the planes I watched Big Little Lies with Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, and it was brilliant! I highly recommend downloading this show when you can, it’s only seven episodes. It deals with domestic violence and a murder mystery, and I was recommended it by a friend, and my mum, who have different tastes to me for the most part.

The Bachelorette with Sophie Monk wrapped up this month and I have been enjoying her humour and sense of self as she navigates the show. She’s somewhat of a national treasure in Australia, and funnily enough, in 1999 the show which made her famous, “Popstars” was probably the first reality show I ever watched… and now look at me!

In other Bachelor-related news, Bachelor in Paradise Australia was confirmed to be true, and although our beloved Nikki Gogan won’t be on, I will still be tuning in and hoping they can do it justice here!

Stranger Things comes out around now and we may have binge-watched the entire season two by the time you read this! I loved season one and I’m currently trying to refresh my memory and watch a few episodes first.

Riverdale and How To Get Away With Murder have both returned this month, and I’ve been loving both. It’s too early to tell how good the mystery is going to be as both shows are less than five episodes into their mysteries.


I have tried my best to keep up with blogging this month as I knew it would be busy, and I actually had a majority of my posts until the last week pre-scheduled and ready to go by the end of September! Not something I thought I would ever say. I picked up a Muji blank calendar book in Singapore and I have been obsessed! I’ve been writing notes of the posts I’d like to do each month and then planning for two posts a week for the rest of the year, this made me more inspired than ever!


I thought this would be a good category to add in, as I like to see how long I’ve been wanting things sometimes! Currently I am coveting the new Hourglass Ambient Lighting edit which comes out mid November and the matching double ended brush, Ikea’s Micke Drawer unit to go with my desk (Cody tells me I need less stuff and then I wouldn’t need drawers… sigh), four Ribba White Frames from Ikea to finally frame the foiled makeup prints I bought for my room in April but they promptly sold out of and have only just gotten back in. Other than that, I am just replacing items as I need them. What are you wish listing right now?

New In:

  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation in Fair Beige
  • Tarte Lights Cameras Lashes mascara
  • Hourglass x Mecca collab palette
  • Mario Badescu Rosewater spray
  • LUSH Golden Wonder bath bomb
  • LUSH Brazened Honey face mask
  • IT Cosmetics CC Cream in Fair
  • Mecca First Light Priming Filter
  • Smashbox Primer Water
  • Too Faced Hangover Primer
  • Kat Von D Loose Powder
  • Becca Moonstone Poured Highlighter
  • Oaui Dry Shampoo Mousse
  • De Lorenzo Heat Protectant
  • Davroe Anti Dandruff Lotion
  • Natural Look Hair Volumising Mousse
  • Natural Look Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Muji Drawer Set of three
  • Muji Calendar book


  • Rosehip Plus Rosehip Oil + cookies
  • Mint Skincare mask package

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Welcome to From The Palette.
I am 27 and live in Brisbane, Australia with my boyfriend and Beaglier, Ruby. On my blog you can expect typically luxury cruelty-free beauty reviews, style, planning and organisation, and general lifestyle posts.


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