Subscribe to our Mailing List

Get the news right in your inbox!

Life Lately: September

30th September 2017 4 min read 5 Comments

Life Lately: September

30th September 2017 4 min read 5 Comments

Life Lately: September

In contrast to last month, September has flown by! By the time you read this I’ll either be on a flight to my holiday or on an island. We’re off to Singapore and Indonesia at the end of the month for a bit over a week, into October. This month at work we’ve had loads of events and that’s probably in part why it’s gone so fast!


I’ve been a bit spendy this month, both at the Mecca reopening at Wintergarden (super close to my work… always a safe way to be!), and on clothes and home bits and pieces. I’ve been trying a lot of cruelty-free products, especially foundations, and I’ve narrowed it to down to Smashbox, Stila and Too Faced in terms of foundation replacements. I haven’t picked up any yet as I still have plenty in my samples. Instead, I purchased a few other bits and bobs to meet the $85 minimum for the beauty bank. I picked up Stila One Step Correct primer in the mini, the mini Urban Decay mascara, Kate Somerville Exfolikate scrub mini, and the Hourglass Brow Arch. I did, however, pick up a few foundations at Tarte this month, the Rainforest of the Sea foundation and Amazonian Clay power, as well as the blush in Exposed, and the matching brush for the powder. I want to use up more non cruelty-free foundations before I buy any replacements.

In September I also picked up two leather jackets from Portmans as they had a really great sale on, and mine was falling apart after six years. I chose Blush Pink and Black which is exciting!

In terms of home bits and bobs, we bought a new mattress which is exciting, as we’re currently still using our mattress from uni and it is horrible! It should be ready for delivery by the time we get back which will be a relief.

Cruelty-Free Life Changes

I’ve made some advancements in my cruelty-free journey, and have sorted through all of my unopened products and given a lot of them away to my mum, as I didn’t have any urge to use them. I am currently selling a bunch of makeup I was going to declutter anyway, both non and cruelty-free. I am quite tempted to set up a project pan of sorts to get through my non cruelty-free items. I also wrote a post this month, on transitioning to cruelty-free which can be found here. If you’re going cruelty-free, how has your journey been going?

Film and Television

The Bachelor US shows all finished up this month, and the Australian version with Matty J finished up as well. I won a bet at work that Laura was going to win the Australian version so I was pretty chuffed about that! Sophie Monk’s Bachelorette season has just started and I was dubious at first, but I have been loving it! Not sure if any of them are right for her, but time will tell. Some are just so young, they are my age!

In our social group we were looking for a television show to watch to replace Game of Thrones in the off season, and we have started Expanse which seems good so far, with two seasons out already.

I have also been rewatching season three of How To Get Away With Murder as season four will be starting while I’m away. I love this show and I’ve been watching it since the beginning, I am keen to know what will happen to Laurel and the baby, and the revelation that Laurel’s dad hired a hitman to kill Wes!

New In:

  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea foundation in Fair Neutral
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation Powder in Fairly Light Neutral and matching brush
  • Tarte Blush in Exposed
  • Stila One Step Correct Primer
  • Urban Decay Perversion Mascara (repurchase)
  • Hourglass Arch Eyebrow Pencil
  • Kate Somerville Exfolikate scrub
  • Portmans jackets in blush pink and black
  • A new mattress!!
  • A new dress from Seed that you will see on my Insta soon I am sure


  • Amazing QV skincare package that I have heard great things about from the girls at work

Top Picks:

Coming Up In October:

We have our holiday, two weddings and I am off to see Kinky Boots with my MIL, so it will be busy but very good. I’ll see you on the other side! I have prepped a few blog posts I am passionate about and have been working on for awhile which will go up in October.

What have you been doing in September?


All posts



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.


Subscribe & Follow


Subscribe to Our Mailing List

Get the news right in your inbox!