Marriage, Phobias and Makeup | The 20 Questions Tag

I love learning new things about people. I’m always quick to find the “about” page on someones blog to find out more about the person behind the blog posts. Therefore, you can guess that “get to know me” posts are some of my favourites to read, so I thought I’d do one of my own. […]

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Top 5 under $5| Beauty on a Budget

Who doesn’t love a good bargain? Especially when it comes to beauty products, in particular – makeup. I’m always on the lookout for great quality products at an affordable price because let’s face it – who wants to spend more money than they have to? Here I’ve compiled my top 5 beauty finds that are […]

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Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara | Review

Recently, I’ve been on the hunt for a good drugstore mascara. For years, I’ve used and adored Maybelline’s One by One mascara, and I can say with sincerity that my heart broke years ago when I discovered that was discontinued. Since then, I’ve been searching for an affordable mascara that compares, with no such luck. […]

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My Unpopular Opinions

I recently saw a video on YouTube from Brittney Lee Saunders, sharing her unpopular opinions, as well as a few unpopular opinion threads floating around on twitter. This got me thinking about my own opinions that could be considered “unpopular”. So here I am today exploring some opinions of mine that may not be shared […]

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5 Reasons Why I Love Winter

Currently in Australia, we are transitioning from warmer weather to the cool change of winter. With this transition, comes a lot of comments of disappointment and sadness that the cold is now upon us. I don’t necessarily agree. Personally, I love winter, and everything that comes along with it (okay, maybe not everything). So, I […]

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Jumping Out Of My Comfort Zone

Jumpsuits are a relatively new found love of mine. Up until recently, I’d found myself avoiding jumpsuits/playsuits due to an assumption of mine that they wouldn’t look good on me. So you can imagine my surprise one sunny afternoon when I bit the bullet, tried one on, and discovered ‘hey, this doesn’t look too bad!’. […]

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The Easiest Green Smoothie

In today’s blog post I’m going to share one of my recent morning obsessions – the easiest green smoothie you’ll ever make! What I love about smoothies is the fact that they are so adaptable to individual tastes. Lately, I’ve been having this smoothie for breakfast almost every day because it’s quick, easy and it’s […]

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Current Empties | April 2018

Welcome to my very first empties post! Rather than doing a monthly favourites post at the end of this month, I thought I would share my thoughts on the accumulated bunch of products I have used up recently. This month has been all about using up skincare products – no makeup this time. Let’s get […]

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Sukin Skincare | Review

It’s no secret I have a thing for skincare. Finding a good brand that ticks all the boxes can be a bit of a challenge however. I’ve been using Sukin’s rosehip oil for years now and I’m a massive fan, so over the past year, I’ve gradually tested out some more of their products. Here’s […]

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The Sunshine Blogger Award ๐ŸŒป

Hello everyone! Today’s blog post will be The Sunshine Blogger Award. I was so kindly nominated by Megan from MeganBlogsAbout. Please check out her blog if you haven’t already! Rules 1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog. 2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you. 3. Nominate 11 […]

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Would You Rather | Beauty Edition

I love a good would you rather session! For some reason, I love putting myself in hypothetical situations and thinking about what I would do in those circumstances. Here’s a bit of a lighthearted tag – Would You Rather | Beauty Edition. 1. Would you rather go out with messy hair and nice make-up or […]

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2 Steps To Smooth, Soft, Fuller Lips!

It seems that these days people desire fuller lips more than ever before. While I’m not entirely fussed by the fullness of my lips, I do appreciate having a soft, smooth pout. If you are after a plumper pout, sans medical procedures, keep reading because here are some tips and tricks for creating smooth, soft […]

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I Changed My Name | Goodbye The Lifestyle Love | Update

Hello there! It’s been a little while, hasn’t it? You may remember me by the blog name “The Lifestyle Love”. Well, that is no more. But “Keeping it Karen” has launched and is here to stay! You may be wondering why the name change? Here’s a quick explanation – I am terrible at technology. Seriously. […]

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Australis Cosmetics | Top 5

Iโ€™ve decided to start a โ€œTop Fiveโ€ series, where I select a brand and share my top five products from them. I hope this is helpful for those who are new to a certain brand and donโ€™t know where to start in regards to what products to try, or even if you are familiar with […]

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19 Things That Make Me Happy

Today it’s February 10th, which means it’s my birthday! In celebration of turning 19, I thought I would share 19 things that make me happy! 1. Reading + browsing the shelves of a book store/library 2. Watching funny/cute cat & dog videos 3. Rainy weather 4. Eurovision (yes, I’m one of those people) 5. Trashy […]

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How I Overcame My Fear Of Public Speaking | Public Speaking Tips

Weโ€™ve all been there. Youโ€™re about to give a speech. Your heart is palpitating, your breathing is struggling to maintain under control, your palms are beginning to sweat, and youโ€™re convinced you are about to bring up any remains of food in your system. You may even feel light headed. And if youโ€™re anything like […]

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January Favourites 2018

I think many of us can agree that the first month of 2018 has dragged on for what feels like an eternity! I for one am very excited for February’s arrival as it’s my birthday month, and I’ve also got a few exciting things planned. We have finally reached the end of January, so it’s […]

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Dealing With Low Body Confidence

Iโ€™ve mentioned in a previous post about confidence that my confidence comes in stages / phases if you will. Well, right now Iโ€™m experience a low phase. I wouldnโ€™t call it rock bottom, but my head is barely touching the surface. Itโ€™s not fun, but it happens. Itโ€™s not the first time itโ€™s happened and […]

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Tips For Better Sleep

Did you know that throughout a lifetime, humans will spend over 9 000 days asleep? That equates to roughly 25 years – about a third of our entire lives! Since we spend so much of our life in a shut – eye state, it’s vital we create a good environment for quality sleep. It’s also […]

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