// NOVEMBER FAVOURITES ’15 // Bea Cassidy

Hello everyone! My name is Bea and welcome back to the blog. Well … here we are – it’s the second-last day of November – WOOHOO!

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My name is Bea and welcome back to the blog.


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No Buy 3 MONTH UPDATE: 10 Days To Go // Bea Cassidy

Hello everyone!

My name is Bea and welcome back to the blog.

Wow – I have now not purchased or acquired makeup for 3 MONTHS and there is just 10 DAYS TO GO in my No Buy. WHAT?! Needless to say, this 100 Day No Buy has been an incredible thing for me, but more on that in LESS THAN 2 WEEKS, on Thursday 19th November.

1. How do you feel when you go to put on makeup?

I have felt the need to wear the amount of makeup that is practical for the daily activities. Very little for school and more for performance gigs or going out.

2. How many empties have you accumulated over the last 2 weeks? (skincare, fragrance and makeup)

I have gathered up four empties.

One scrub: the Formula 10.0.6 Three Times Sublime 3-in-1 Blackhead Wash + Scrub + Mask 100mL

Two moisturisers: Sukin Sensitive Facial Moisturiser 125mL and the Nivea Creme (when I ran out of my Sukin, I thought I’d use up what other moisturisers I had, before Mum purchased me a new Sukin Moisturiser. I know that Nivea isn’t cruelty-free, but I thought, ‘Waste not, want not.’)

A deodorant: Rexona Clinical Protection Gentle Dry 45mL (I know that this also is not cruelty-free, but it is the only deodorant that I have tried that has actually worked. I am on the hunt for a cruelty-free or vegan deodorant that is as effective as the Rexona one). If you know of any great animal-friendly deodorants, let me know in the comments!

3. Which products do you expect to finish by the end of No Buy?

Peach Lily is truly failing me right now; it’s becoming increasingly difficult to apply (as there’s so little product left), but I used it on Thursday as a cream blush / cheek tint and it was absolutely stunning.

4. List your fortnightly faves. 

  1. Mascara? Innoxa Lash Define Mascara in Brown Black 
  2. Eyeshadow / eyeshadow palette? Innoxa Eyeshadow Palette in Daytime Neutrals
  3. Base product? Natio Tinted Moisturiser SPF 20 in Neutral
  4. Moisturiser? Sukin Sensitive Facial Moisturiser
  5. Lipstick? Nude By Nature Natural Mineral Lipstick in Chique
  6. Lip Gloss? Designer Brands Cosmetics Lavish Lip Gloss in Pink Rose
  7. Fragrance? The Body Shop Madagascan Vanilla Flower Eau de Toilette (50mL)

5. What are the positives and negatives of your No Buy thus far?

Positives: I am LOVING my capsule makeup collection and have saved God-knows-how-much money that I would have undoubtedly spent on makeup, if not for my No Buy.

Negatives: I don’t have any. I’ve learned that I can still get a similar effect from swatching or watching hauls or tutorials on YouTube, without having to splash out on products.

6. Did you trash / pass on anything over these last 2 weeks?


I have added a seventh question to my No Buy Updates because I am a stickybeak and love to know what products people are interested in purchasing. 

7. What’s on your wish list?


Lovea Organic Sunscreen SPF 50 Daily Face Cream (50mL): ON SALE FOR GBP £15.29

BECCA Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Moonstone AUD $60


BECCA Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Opal AUD $60


TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer AUD $36.90

Sleek MakeUP Blush By 3 in Lace AUD $22 – ON SALE FOR $13.20


Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette: AUD $53

Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveller Palette: US $30 *LIMITED EDITION*

Illamasqua Fatale Palette: AUD $58


Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in Bitch Perfect: AUD $48

Tanya Burr Cosmetics Lip Gloss in Just Peachy: AUD $13

SAVVY Lipstick in MauiBlushing Pink or Guava: AUD $4.99 – $6.99 *Can’t remember which one I loved in Priceline*

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Masochist: AUD $29

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Amazing Grace: AUD $48

Sunday Riley Modern Lip Colour Lipstick in Duchess: AUD $44

Fleur de Force Lip Gloss in Starry Starry Night: AUD $15.17


Olivia Palermo x Ciaté London Nail Polish in Sundays – My Off Duty Nude: AUD $34

I hope that you enjoyed my LAST No Buy UPDATE post, but I will be back on Thursday 19th November, with my 100 Days of No Buy post.

See you next Thursday for the first post in a new segment.


// Bea //




// LIEBSTER AWARD // Bea Cassidy

Hello everyone!

I am Bea and welcome back to the blog.

Liebster Award Rules

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you with a link back to his / her blog
  2. Answer the questions asked by the nominator.
  3. Nominate 5 – 10 bloggers with under 500 followers.
  4. Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer.

My thanks to Rossy (AyR Galaxy) from IntoMyUniverse for nominating me for this Award – it means a lot to me, not only that you read my blog and keep up with posting frenzies as well as posting droughts and that you consider me deserving of an award. Love and hugs to you, your hubby and son! xx

AyR Galaxy asks …

1. What is your Zodiac sign?

I am a Saggitarius – a fire sign.

2. What are three things you can’t live without?

Lipstick, music and my sausage dog, Peanut.

Yes, he is a boy. However, the long hair gives the impression that he is of the opposite sex.
Yes, he is a boy. However, the long hair gives the impression that he is of the opposite sex.









3. Do you have any piercings or tattoos? If not, would you get some?

I have one piercing in each earlobe (#boring). I am considering getting a piercing in the top (?) of each ear, once I’ve completed Year 12. (I have no chance of getting away with it while still at school – any form of body modification is considered Satanic). Tattoos … I am afraid of regretting them. I have watched so many tattoo removal TV series (eek, those lasers look painful!) and tattoo horror stories that it’s really put me off.

4. Favourite clothing store?

Op shops. Charity shops. Thrift stores. I also enjoy dotti and temt, though.

5. Do you have any pets? If so, what kind?

I have one guinea-pig. She is 5 and is called Pudding. I have a sausage dog called Peanut, who is three and a sausage dog-mix called Snoopy, who is 4.

6. What category of makeup do you prefer?

Lipstick, lipstick, lipstick!

7. What’s the meaning behind your blog name?

It’s a little bit of a play on words and incorporates a name that’s been handed down on my mother’s side for several generations.

Cassidy is my middle name, is my mother’s middle name and is her late father’s mother’s middle name. Bea is short for Beatrice. Bea is pronounced ‘be’ (like the honey bee) and can be read as ‘Be Cassidy’ OR ‘Be A Cassidy’.

8. Favourite song?

Erm … um … goodness, that’s a tough one! Probably ‘A Heartbreak’ by Angus & Julia Stone.

It was also the first song that I performed to a BIG audience.

9. Place where you work?

I am currently an unemployed high school student, but I have worked at a local cafe.

10. If you could travel, where would you go, and why?

I would revisit Vietnam, as I went when I was 8 and enjoyed it, but I think I would appreciate it more and ‘get more out of it’ at the age I am now. I would also go to Italy, as I have been learning Italian for 3 years now. Mum and Dad have been and they loved it. I would basically go anywhere, but Spain is also a top one, as I apparently have some Spanish heritage way back, so it would be cool to research that. I have been doing flamenco dancing for two years and I would love to see a real flamenco show, with professional dancers.

In no particular order, I nominate …

Danielle from Dannersworld

Laura from look_itsLaura

Diana from Dream and Dazzle

Kate from KateKiwii

Natalie from Natalie’s Beauty Base

I ask …

  1. Why do you wear makeup?
  2. Favourite type of makeup? (lipstick, eyeshadow, base etc)
  3. Favourite makeup brand? (drugstore or highend)
  4. Which makeup trend do you hate and why? (strobing, contouring, overdrawn brows etc)
  5. How did you come up with your blog name?
  6. Why do you blog?
  7. If you could change one law in your country, which would it be and why?
  8. Dresses or skirts, heels or flats?
  9. Favourite subject?
  10. Random fact about you?