31 December 2013

Happy New Year!!!

Hello my lovely friends 

I can hardly believe that 2013 is coming to an end This year definitely feels like it zoomed past. You may have noticed that I haven't been blogging as much this past fortnight and this is due to some personal and difficult circumstances, but I will be back in the swing of things tomorrow. I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to all my readers. I truly appreciate you all taking the time to come past my little space on the net. 

I'll be away for a while but I have scheduled posts all lined up and even a giveaway for the new year

I wish everyone a truly happy 2014. May we continue to all be kind to one another.
Thank you again for the continued support and see you  in the new year .

♥ Sunshine

20 December 2013

Download My Free Blog Editorial Calendar

Hello my lovelies. I am super excited to share with you my free editorial calendar. I created this to help me get organised in 2014. Feel free to download, share and print this off for your use. Let me know if you like it or if you have any suggestions for me.


Free 2014 Annual and Monthly Blog Editorial Calendar_Blog Organisation_LittleMissSCB.pdf by LittleMissSCB

For anyone interested in learning how to embed pdfs on to their blog check out this link: http://www.tech.spoilertv.com/2012/05/embedding-pdf-or-other-documents-into.html

It's been a great resource for me. 

19 December 2013

Make Up Wish List 2013-2014

Make-Up Wish List

Make-Up Wish List by littlemissscb

With Santa arriving soon and holiday sales popping up left right and center, I decided to make a collage of the makeup items I have been wanting to get. The first things I'll be ticking off this list would most likely be the Tom Ford Contour and Highlight Compact, The Lipsticks and the Chanel eyeshadows. 

What's on your Make Up wishlist? Have you tried any of the products above?

17 December 2013

The importance of family

Before I get back on track with my usual content this week, I wanted to post about something that means a lot to me. I wanted to do a post on family. Family doesn't necessarily have to mean your biological family or even the people who you grew up with. Your family unit can include whoever you want.
Too often it's easy to take for granted the people whom we hold dear to us. It's easy to fight and get annoyed at our loved ones especially during this time of the year. Let's instead cherish those we love and let them know we love them instead of focusing on the things that annoy us about them. Life is too short to stay angry at people, especially the people you love. At the risk of sounding like a high hippie, If in doubt, just ask yourself: what would love do?.

Cherish the people you love & work on what you can because the sad truth is that tomorrow you may not get the chance 

10 December 2013

My Yellow Nail Polish Collection Swatch and Photos

I've been in search of a perfect nail polish shade. I recently bought a few yellow shades and culled my collection and discovered that I had collected a good range of yellow polishes. In my collection I now have 7 yellow nail polishes.

The shades in my collection are:

  1. Cracker Jack 143 by Colour by TBN
  2. Sunshine Yellow by Amuse Nail Lacquer. I reviewed this polish last month. Click here to read it.
  3. 305 Electric Top Speed nail polish  by Revlon
  4. Honolulu by Ulta3 Nail Colour
  5. Exotic Canary by Ulta3 Nail Colour
  6. Wanna Be Your Sunshine by Essence Colour & Go Nail Polish
  7. Sunshine 280 by Rimmel London
The image above doesn't really show the shade differentiation, especially the slightly shimmery butter yellow shade of 305 Electric Pop (No. 3). My favourites in the collection would have to be both the polishes from Ulta3. Evelyn from @CottonCandyDiva recommended Fierce 'N' Tangy by Maybelline but I haven't been able to spot it at the stores I go to, so I'm definitely on the look out for that shade. If you have any yellow polish recommendations please let me know =)

What's your favourite yellow nail polish? Do you collect a certain colour?

This post was not sponsored.  All products mentioned were purchased with my own money. My reviews contain my  100% honest opinions . They are in no way intended to offend or malign any companies or groups. Please consult a healthcare professional if you are in doubt before using any of the aforementioned products. For further information on my disclosure and disclaimer policies please access the 'Terms and Conditions' tab on top. For enquiries please contact Sunshine via email: littlemissscb.inquire@hotmail.com 

9 December 2013

Ulta3 Nail Polish Candy Cane 2013 Photos and Swatches

Over the weekend I picked up a little pre-Christmas treat for myself, and at only $12.95 why not?! 
The 10 Ulta3 nail polishes are packaged in a cute clear candy cane stick. 

Ulta3 2013 Nail Polish Candy Cane

The colours included in the set are:

  • Spring Break a deep purple cream shade.
  • Blue Marlin a dark blue cream shade.
  • Pacific Fever a deep seafoam green with shimmer.
  • Party Shoes a pink and coral cream shade.
  • Fruit Punch a deep blue toned cream shade.
  • Over The Rainbow a multi coloured glitter polish. My favourite in the set!
  • Twinkle Toes a silver glitter polish.
  • Pot Of Gold a gold glitter polish.
  • Tahiti a neon cream shade.
  • Fruit Tingle a neon pink cream shade.

Each nail polish is priced at just under $1.30 each ($12.95/10). Ulta3 polishes are Australia's #1 selling nail polish brand and it's not hard to understand why. They are highly pigmented and self-leveling polishes.

What's your favourite nail polish in this collection? Have you tried Ulta3 nail polishes?

This post was not sponsored.  All products mentioned were purchased with my own money. My reviews contain my  100% honest opinions . They are in no way intended to offend or malign any companies or groups. Please consult a healthcare professional if you are in doubt before using any of the aforementioned products. For further information on my disclosure and disclaimer policies please access the 'Terms and Conditions' tab on top. For enquiries please contact Sunshine via email: littlemissscb.inquire@hotmail.com 

Thankful For Blogger Friends Tag

Image via www.kpsays.com
I love reading and answering blogging tags. I always feel like it helps readers know the blogger behind the blog a little better. The 'Thankful For Blogger Friends Tag' comprises of 14 questions about yourself and 14 questions about your blog. I was recently tagged by the lovely Natalie from http://yourstrulyny.blogspot.com.au/ to do this tag. To keep things succinct I only answered the first 14 questions. So without further ado here are my answers to the questions. 

(Please be specific in your answers, so we can all learn something!)
  1. How long have you been blogging? 
    I have been blogging for about 1 year. My first ever post is titled 
    "No sleep make up : How to fake a good night's sleep with skin care and makeup tips" and was posted on the 14th of September back in 2012. I took the photos on my Blackberry Curve, I was so nervous about posting my image on my blog and I still get anxious about doing this so unless the post requires it, I avoid doing it.
  2. Are there any bloggers who helped you out/encouraged you when you first started your blog?
    When I first started blogging I learnt a lot from reading Tine's blog over at http://www.beautyholicsanonymous.com/. She has a series called 'Bloggie Wednesday" and is such a fantastic resource for newbie bloggers.
  3. What Social Media has given you the most traffic to your blog?  Is there a platform that you don’t use?
    I think Instagram and Twitter bring the most traffic to my blog. I haven't been as active on my facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/LittleMissSCB) and pinterest (http://www.pinterest.com/littlemissscb/) page lately.
  4. How often do you post?  Do you have a regular schedule?
    I try to follow a schedule but then life gets busy and throws it off (who can relate? haha). I really have to schedule posts on blogger and/or take my laptop with me when I get the inspiration to write.
  5. Where do you blog?
    Usually on my bed or lounging in front of the telly.
  6. What camera do you use?  What photo editing software do you use?
    I use a point and shoot camera Cannon IXUS 125 HS and my Samsung Galaxy S2 to take photos. I use pixler on my phone to edit my images.
  7. How did you come up with your blog name?
    Initially I wanted LittleMissSunshine or SunshineBeauty but both domains were taken. Also Little Miss Sunshine is associated to the cartoon character and the movie so I didn't want to breach copyrights. Even though I predominantly blog about beauty, I wanted to keep my blog name opened to other topics so I didn't include beauty in my blog name.
    SCB are my initials and since I wanted my blog to reflect my interests and passions, I thought it was a fitting name.
  8. Do you do any regular “series” posts on your blog?
    No. I do a lot of monthly beauty box subscription posts. I plan to re-structure my blog and include a lot more of a personal touch and maybe start a "series" post.
  9. What draws you to a blog?
    Blog layout, readability and writing tone. I like a blog that is precise and to-the point. Great images also helps. My images are in no way pro but I do try to make them clear and sized well.
  10. What turns you off of a blog? 
    I'd have to go with Natalie on this one and say spelling mistakes. A few here and there are ok, I know my posts have a few spelling and grammatical mistakes but A WHOLE post with constant mistakes and saying "wiv" instead of with is annoying to read.

  11. How many blogs do you subscribe to? Are they all beauty related?
    A LOT! haha! I think I follow around 100 (give or take 10) blogs. I follow beauty, lifestyle, health and fashion blogs.
  12. When do you generally read blogs?
     I read a lot of my favourite blogs at night time. Usually after 10pm-ish but I tend to post in the morning or early arvo.
  13. What is your favorite type of post, and why?
    I love review and tag posts. I find that reading reviews helps me to decide whether or not I want to invest in a product or buy something new. Tag posts are great because you get to learn so much about a blogger.
  14. What is your least favorite type of post, and why?
    Whilst I'm opened to all posts, blatant attack or negative posts put me off. There's a difference between an opinion and a rant and I don't think it's fair to subject your readers to butt load of negativity just to make yourself feel better...
I want to say a huge thank you to Natalie.
Check out her blog: 
She's super nice so stop by and say hi to her. 

8 December 2013

Winner of Missha Nail Polish Re-announcement

Hi lovelies, I hope you've all had an awesome weekend. Unfortunately the winner of my last competition did not email me her details and I could not find her on my social media pages, so I decided to pick a new winner via random.org. 

Please email me your details including your postal address and your social media handlers so I can verify your competition entry. 

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3 December 2013

EMC 2013 Cover

Armin Van Buuren and Jack Tregoning of inthemix

I have been given the awesome job of covering the 2013 EMC for popular trance site http://www.thetranceproject.com.au/. To keep up with instant updates and conference coverage follow @tranceprojectau on twitter and of course yours truly @LittleMissSCB.

I'll be back on Thursday with regular beauty and lifestyle posts. 
❤ Sunshine

If you're at the EMC come past and say hi to me and Miguel from The Trance Project.

October & November 2013 Product Empties

The last two months has seen me use up quite a few things. I feel an odd mix of sad and happy emotions when I empty out products. Who else feels like this? I used up skincare, face care, nail care and makeup. Most of these stuff are staples for me so if I don't already have it in stock I've already re-purchased them. There are some however that I won't be re-purchasing such as the Molton Brown shower gels.

I received one of the shower gels from a beauty box and the other cam in a David Jones beauty bag. Although they're very opulent and smell so wonderful (pretty much my criteria for buying stuff), I just find them a little too-pricey considering that it'll literally just go down the drain. I will however keep the mini transparent bottles because they're so useful for when I travel or for overnight/weekend getaways. I hope they include Molton Brown shower gels in one of the many beauty boxes I'm subscribed to.

Have you emptied out any product(s) lately?

1 December 2013

Blog Winner Announcement

Thank you to everyone who entered my first blog competition. 

Please email me at littlemissscb.inquire@homail.com with your details
 including your twitter and instagram usernames x

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