Monday, August 27, 2018

Review Banila Co Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Original


I struggle to remember how I used to remove my makeup before cleansing balms and oils came into my life.  It's such a simple way to remove the days makeup no matter how much or how little you wear.  From thick foundation to a smoky eye with waterproof mascara, a good cleansing balm will dissolve it super easily and rinse away with warm water.

The newest cleansing balm to hit my shelf is the Banila Co Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Original.  This has somewhat of a cult status in the Korean Beauty industry so I was pretty stoked to be sent it to trial and write a review.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Hawaii Oahu Waikiki Beauty Haul - August 2018


I'm sitting here at my laptop trying to find the right words to write this post.  It's been a long time since I've written a haul post on my blog and I guess I want to write this carefully because it seems very easy to come off as bragging about my purchases or trying to influence people to buy the same and that is in no way my intent.  For me visiting Hawaii has been a dream of mine for a few years but more than that, like the true makeup addict I am, I've wanted to visit America purely to check out all the makeup.  It used to be that makeup in America was so much more affordable than here in Australia but it isn't really the case so much anymore although I did find some awesome bargains.    Anyhow I'm rambling, US Sephora shits all over Sephora here and I've always wanted to visit one and what better place to do that than in Hawaii haha!

Thursday, July 12, 2018


Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream ,Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge, Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Colour in Watermelon


Bobbi Brown makeup has been around for so many years now and is a brand that is a staple in a lot of makeup artist's kits.  It's a classic brand with some cult favourites and I was lucky enough to receive a few products from them recently, so I thought I'd share my first impressions on them.

Thursday, July 5, 2018


Review: HiSmile Teeth Whitening Kit (with Before & After Pics)

Wanna know something weird about me?  Seeing people brush their teeth sends me absolutely crazy.  I think it's more the sound of it, it's like nails down a chalk board and I absolutely hate it.  I don't know if you watched Married At First Sight this year but there was a scene where Troy was just scrubbing away at his teeth that nearly made me vomit.  Even typing the last paragraph is making me feel all tingly and yuck!!  Haha okay, I totally know that it's weird but I just wanted to preface this blog post with the knowledge that I don't really like talking about teeth or mouths so I'm gonna try get this review done as quickly and factually as possible.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Makeup & Skincare Beauty Favourites June 2018

It's been a hot minute since I did a monthly Top 5 so I thought I'd bring it back to show you the products I loved in June.  These are all fairly new to me but I've used them all enough to know that I love them.  Let's get straight into it:

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm, Clinique Fresh Pressed Daily Booster with Vitamin C, Clinique Moisture Surge Gel Cream Moisturiser


I have normal to dry skin but come winter my skin takes a serious turn to the dry side so I'm always looking for skincare that will fight to keep my skin hydrated.  I've loved and used Clinique products for a few years now, particularly the Moisture Surge range which is amazing for anyone with dehydrated or dry skin, so when Clinique offered to send me a couple of products I jumped at the chance and the three products they sent me are all amazing winter skin saviours that I can't wait to share with you.

Thursday, May 3, 2018


Mother's Day Gift Ideas 2018

I think this is the first year ever that I've been super organised for Mother's Day.  Not only have I already purchased my own Mother's Day present (lol) I have organised my Mum's and Mother in Law's presents too.  Lucky for me my Mum is flying up to me for Mother's Day so I only have to post one!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

eye primer, too faced shadow insurance, rimmel magnifeyes

I find a lot of people struggle with how to make their makeup last all day, particularly on the eye area.  It's so frustrating when you've spent a lot of time creating an eye look and blending all your shadows perfectly to find that an hour later it's all creased and already starting to fade.  Sometimes it can be due to the eyeshadow itself, maybe it lacks pigment or just doesn't have the staying power to last the day.  This doesn't necessarily mean it's cheap eyeshadow, I've bought from high end brands and had this happen.  Another reason your eyeshadow may crease and fade is because you have oily eyelids.  Some eyelids naturally secrete more oils and when mixed with your makeup it can cause it to start sliding off or wear off a lot quicker.  Today I'm sharing a product with you that can make even the shittiest eyeshadow pop!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

MorpheMe Brush Club February 2018


It's been awhile since I received a Morphe Me brush club pack as I had put my subscription on hold for a few months.  I did a sneaky peek at what was coming this month and quickly reactivated my subscription because these brushes are divine!!  That's one of the things I love about this subscription service, in just a click of a button you can put it on hold for a month and you can do that for as many months as you like (you just have to remember to do it each month before the money is taken from your account, I set a reminder on my phone).  You can also just wait and see what comes or you can take a sneak peek at the month, that way if you don't like what's coming you can just skip that month and wait for the next one.  Anyways let's get on with it and look at this month's three brushes...


Thursday, March 1, 2018

Makeup Favourites, Covergirl Peacock Flare, The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid, Maybelline Fit Me, Kiehls Vitamin C, Urban Decay All Nighter


Being a shorter month it's no wonder that February just flew by.  I joined a gym last month that has a crèche attached and I'm loving getting out of the house most mornings, dropping the toddler in crèche and getting a workout in.  One of the things I decided to do when I moved to Brisbane was to stop letting my anxiety have so much control over my life.  There are many ways I'm working to combat this and trust me when I say it's hard work but I'm so proud of the progress that I'm making.  This month one of the goals I smashed was to attend my very first spin class which ended up being incredible.  I think I'm addicted as I've been going to them every week, sometimes even twice a week haha (who even am I?).  All this gym going means I've haven't been wearing a lot of makeup through the month.  It's also been incredibly hot and humid here in Brisbane so keeping my makeup minimal is a necessity. 

Here are some of my favourite products I loved in February...

Thursday, February 22, 2018


The Best Makeup Products under $20 in Australia


I'm a firm believer that you don't have to spend a lot of money on high end products to achieve gorgeous makeup looks. Sure there are some fantastic high end products that are worth investing in if it's something that is of value to you, but I love searching for and finding amazing makeup products that don't cost the earth and are still fantastic quality. I thought I'd compile a list of the best makeup products that are available in Australia for under $20.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

beauty blogger, I'm back blogging,


Okay okay I know it's been a long time between posts but I've had a lot going on okay!  I ummed and aaahd wether or not to hang up my fingers? haha and say goodbye to the world of blogging but the truth is even if hardly anyone reads this I really enjoy doing it.  Sitting down and writing about beauty products and my opinion of them is like a dream job for me.  So why not just keep on doing it, I mean I'm not making any money here but I'm also not making any money by NOT blogging haha.

A lot has changed since I started blogging in 2013.  For me personally, I got married, gave birth to a beautiful baby girl (shes 2 now whaaat), nursed my Dad through terminal brain cancer and said our final goodbye a few short months later.  I moved from Adelaide to Newcastle in 2014 and just over a month ago we made the move North to sunny Brisbane.  I'm an #armywife so we move every 3 years but this last move was particularly hard as it was our first with a child and I had to leave my Mum and Sister behind in Newcastle.  A lot has changed in the blogging world since I started too.  The internet is absolutely saturated now with beauty blogs, Instagram accounts and Youtubers all talking about beauty products and offering their opinion to the world.  I don't claim to offer anything different to anyone else but I do promise to always be honest and to always disclose if a product is gifted to me.  I absolutely love when one of my friends sends me a message and asks me about a particular product or for a recommendation on something so I'm basically just doing that but making it public.  

Okay enough rambling, it's only been 6 months since I wrote a post not 6 years and I'm feeling super inspired and motivated to write about some new products, let you in on some of my all-time faves and basically answer all your questions when it comes to beauty products.

If you ever want my opinion on a brand or product or just want to chat about anything at all feel free to leave a comment on my blog, DM me over on Instagram (@imminentbeauty) or email me at imminentbeauty@gmail.com.  Also if you never want to miss a post make sure you fill out your email address in the 'follow by email' box (over on the right hand side if you're using a desktop).

Here's to a great 2018

Kayte

P.S February is the new January FYI :)
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