Thrifting Haul | Purchasing Second Hand Clothing from Savers

Thrifting Haul | Purchasing Second Hand Clothing from Savers

Hey Everyone, wow I haven’t shared a thrift haul in forever, I used to share these all the time back in the day, I love purchasing second-hand clothing, its fun to comb through the racks looking for gems.

Last year I actually purchased more new clothing than second-hand which is very unusual for me but this year I want to get back to looking for second-hand options before considering purchasing new. The only time I usually consider purchasing new clothing is when its something I know I probably won’t find something similar second hand, for example, if I’m looking for something very specific or something from Blackmilk etc.

Today I thought It would be fun to share some purchases from the latest trip I took to Savers. Savers has to be one of my favourite places to shop, their stores are quite big which means I usually find quite a few things to try on.

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What I purchased

On my latest trip, I wanted to find some items I felt were missing from my wardrobe, like some shirts and cardigans for the cooler months.

I picked up a few shirts this time, I wanted something that I could layer over t-shirts and tops. I have a very laid back style, I love jeans, band t-shirts, and jackets. I usually go for converse, docs or sand shoes for everyday wear.

I felt like I would love to add in a few shirts that I could layer over t-shirts or plain tops and that would go well with jeans, skirts or shorts.

I also picked up a new pair of denim shorts, I wanted something comfortable and not too long or short. I’m okay with wearing shorter shorts but I’m also getting older and wanted something a bit longer than I could wear when going out and not feel too self-conscious in.

Related post: Thrifty Look Book | How I like to style my Thrifted Clothing

I picked up this Mustard shirt and a cardigan in a similar colour. I like both of them, the shirt is a nice light material and I love the button detail as well as the fact that I can pin up the sleeves if I want more of a half or 3/4 sleeve.

The cardigan is light but thick enough that I would be comfortable wearing it in the autumn weather.

I picked up this awesome shirt, I paired it with a white top in this photo just so you can see the detail on the back but I think this would look nice with a black tee or with a nice top if I’m going out for dinner.

I love the netting detail It brings me back to my love of fishnet tops and tights as a teen. I still secretly love this type of thing lol.

My main reason for going was to pick up a couple of cardigans, and when I saw these two I had to add them to my cart straight away. The black one on the left has two textures, the sleeves are like a faux suede finish with a knit look on the body.

The second one on the right has a faux leather look on the sleeves with a thicker wool type material with a tartan/plaid pattern which I totally love. You may not know this about me but Tartan is like my favourite pattern ever, I just love it I don’t know if it’s my Scottish heritage or what but I’ve always loved it and would own it in multiple types of clothing and shoes if I could.

I have previously owned a denim look shirt like this before and I donated it but have regretted that recently so I decided to pick another one up and give it another go. I think I just didn’t know how to style it but I’m going to give it another try.

I also picked up the black denim jacket, I’ve been wanting one for a while but never purchased one so when I saw this I decided to try it on. I love that it has that motorcycle jacket style which is one of my favourite styles and I think this would look nice with a high-waisted skirt.

This was definitely an impulse, I have a white skirt similar to this but it doesn’t fit perfectly I want to get it taken in so I can wear it but I love this netting look so I know I will wear this one as well. I think it looks edgy but also elegant so I can’t wait to wear it more.


The last year or so I have neglected a lot of my clothes, its so easy when you are at home every day to just wear leggings and a comfy top, this year on my journey to wellness I’m trying most days to get myself out of that rut. Somedays I might just feel like wearing comfy clothes especially if I’m not feeling well but I want to make a bigger effort to put proper clothes and shoes on every day to make myself feel better and not just slumping into I can’t be bothered mode. I hope that makes sense.

Thank you for checking in to read my latest post, I can’t wait to share more with you, I’m hoping soon I can do another look book type post sharing how I like to style my band tees.

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Blackmilk Clothing Labyrinth 2.0 Collection | Life of Dahlia

BlackMilk Clothing Labyrinth 2.0 Collection Review | Life of Dahlia

Hey everyone, I’m very excited about sharing this post with you,  if you have been reading my blog for a while you might remember that I posted about the Labyrinth Collection from Blackmilk Clothing last year, about a month ago they released a second collection called Labyrinth 2.0.

I picked up a couple of things because I’m absolutely obsessed with the movie and I’ve been wanting to get some nice leggings, this time I decided to picked up a couple of pairs of leggings, in the styles, ‘Turn Back‘ and ‘Within You‘.

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Turn Back Leggings

‘Turn back‘ features a scene from the start of the movie where Jareth first takes Sarah to his world, the image is of the view over to the labyrinth with the 13-hour clock and a fairy on the back leg.

I decided to get playful with my fashion images because the artist in me just can’t do something basic, I wanted to add in subtle elements to connect to the movie, in ‘Turn Back’ I added in a clock overlay to symbolize the clock from the movie.

I absolutely love this style, the colours are stunning and the imagery is really cool, I also love the subtle elements like to 13-hour clock on the hip and the fairy on the back of the left leg. This is probably one of my favourite prints they have included in these collections.

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Within You Leggings

Within You‘ features the stair scene inspired by the works of M.C Escher. This print is really cool it not only features the stairs but also has Jareth, Sarah and Toby on the print.

This has to be one of my favourite scenes from the movie and I love that now I wear it on my body.

I wanted to add a really awesome background reminiscent of the M.C Escher print but due to copyright, I decided not to, instead I went with a bubble which is inspired by the crystal balls in the movie. I downloaded the photoshop brush from Brusheezy, just in case your interested.

Blackmilk has the most amazing pieces and the quality of their products is great, I’m not big on purchasing brand new clothing because I don’t want to contribute to landfill or other impacts it can have on the environment, the only times I will purchase is when I know a piece will be in my wardrobe for years to come or its something really special.

Blackmilk for me fits into this category because they create such high-quality unique pieces I know that I will have this in my wardrobe for many years to come, so I don’t mind splurging occasionally on their pieces.


I hope you enjoyed this post, is anyone else a huge labyrinth fan like me? What’s your favourite scene from the movie?

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Credits – Bubble Photoshop Brushes by Brusheezy

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Smashbox Cosmetics & Vladamua Petal Metal Highlighters Review | Life Of Dahlia

Makeup: Smashbox Cosmetics & Vlada Petal Metal Highlighter Review | Life Of Dahlia

Hey guys, I’m so excited to share this review with you, today I will be reviewing the Smashbox Cosmetics & Vlada Petal Metal Highlighters in ‘Gilded Rose‘ and ‘Prismatic Petal’. (I apologise I know I review a lot of limited edition products and I promise that is not on purpose it’s by pure accident, I just love reviewing new items that come into my collection and for some reason, there are a lot of limited edition products that I have been purchasing of late. I promise that I will start reviewing some more permanent products very soon.)

About This Makeup Collection

I was super excited for this collection, I’ve been a fan of Vlada’s for some time, If you saw my ‘My Favourite Beauty Instagram Accounts To Follow’ post you will probably already know that.

She has created this beautiful rose gold inspired collection with Smashbox Cosmetics. If your not sure who ‘Vlada Haggerty’ is she is makeup artist & Instagram star otherwise known as @vladamua, she also works alongside Smashbox as their “lip editor-in-chief”. The inspiration for this collection was her signature rose gold colour which we have seen her use many times before.

First Impressions of The VladaMua Collection

First off, I have to say these are seriously the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen, the packaging is absolutely stunning, ‘Gilded Rose‘ comes in a 3D Rose embossed packaging and ‘Prismatic Petal‘ has a classic Vlada lip art picture on it featuring a rose gold rose, both feature rose gold plastic packaging. I have to say while I love her lip art and want to buy her art prints, but I do actually prefer the 3D Rose packaging.

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Petal Metal Highlighters

The highlighters were formulated with a gel-powder formula so that they sit on the skin in a more flattering way, each product features a clear base formula that allows for the best possible reflection of light on the skin while not emphasizing any uneven skin texture. They can be used on either the face or eyes making them multipurpose products.

Guided Rose‘ features a reflective champagne-gold pearl, while ‘Prismatic Petal’ features a “soft, medium copper base with a stronger, orange undertone with pink-to-violet shifting sparkle and pearl.“- Temptalia

Both are stunning on the skin and I love using ‘Prismatic Petal’ on the eyes as an eyeshadow it looks amazing, I love the dimension of this shade it has a beautiful shift with specks of glitter which make it just as stunning on the eyes and as a highlight.

Guided Rose‘ Looks more natural on the skin and is less glittery and just adds more of a nice sheen to the skin, I think both of these are super flattering and seeing as they are a clear base formula would look beautiful on any skin tone. I’m going to insert the marketing swatches because I feel like they will give a good indication on what it looks like on multiple skin tones, unfortunately, I am unable to swatch it on skin tones other than my own.

I still feel like these swatches just don’t do these justice because of the shift they both have, they look rather flat but I will be inserting photos using them on my own face as well so that you can see how they look when are applied to the skin.

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Rose Gold Inspired Makeup Look

For this makeup look, I used some shades from the new Kat Von D Beauty 10th Anniversary eyeshadow palette (I’ll be doing a review on this very soon) and then I did a cut crease using some concealer which I then placed ‘Prismatic Petal’ over the top.

I used ‘Gilded Rose‘ as my highlight as well as on my inner corner and brow bone. I’m not sure how much you can see but ‘Guilded Rose’ just gives a beautiful natural sheen to the skin.

I love including detail shots, in these shots you can really see the multi-dimension of ‘Prismatic Petal‘, It’s just really beautiful. I used it on the lid as well as on the lower lash line for some extra sparkle. I added a copper winged liner to finish of the look.

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I added a rosy copper lip using Nyx Cosmic Metals Lip Cream in ‘CMLC08 Speed Of Light‘, I was really inspired by Vlada’s classic rose gold drippy lip.


Final Thoughts

This is really a beautiful collection and while these were expensive and definitely more than I would normally spend on highlighters I have no regrets whatever. People obviously love these as much as me because I think they sold out pretty quick, other products from this collection may still be available through Mecca, the Smash Box Website or other retailers.

I had so much fun reviewing these and creating this rose gold inspired makeup look, I’m really looking forward to creating more reviews for you guys. Next month maybe a little eyeshadow palette heavy and I apologise in advance for that but if you haven’t figured it out by now that’s one of my favourite things to collect.

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Credits – Prismatic Petal description by Temptalia, Swatch Images by Smashbox Cosmetics.

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IMSTYLEWIGS Wig Haul | Life Of Dahlia

IMSTYLEWIGS Wig Haul | Life Of Dahlia

Update: Hey guys I just wanted to let you guys know that since posting this the brand has increased their prices, I’m really annoyed as they were affordable and are now just as expensive as everywhere else.


Hey guys, If you have been following me for a while you will have noticed that I occasionally use wigs in my photos, I love being able to change up the colour of my hair and to pair different wigs with different looks. I’ve been looking to upgrade some of my wigs to some nicer lace front wigs, but often I find that they are just ridiculously expensive, that was until I discovered Imstylewigs via Instagram.

I was really surprised to find some decent lace front wigs on their site for well under $100 which is fantastic because I just don’t want to spend that much on one wig. So far I’ve ordered four wigs and I’m amazed by the quality, the fibers are fine & smooth and it has a nice amount of fibers on each wig that I feel like I’m wearing my own hair and not a wig. I feel like they aren’t overly shiny either which helps create the illusion that I’m not wearing a wig.

I’m still figuring out how to blend it to look natural in the front but I will often wear a headband or beany to help disguise it. I also love that I get two wig caps and some adhesive strips with each wig though I’m still figuring out how to use the adhesive strips.

I’m including pictures of each wig below so that you can see how beautiful they are and I’ll include some to show you the without any accessories as well as styled.

I’m wanting to practice and showcase more creative looks both here on my blog but also on my social media so wigs come in handy for changing things up a bit.

Style – #3200 Long Straight Orange Lace Front Wig 24 Inches

I love the colour of this wig because it reminds me of the orange I had my hair last year, The length is a lot longer than I’ve ever had my hair grown naturally, it makes me feel like a mermaid with how long it is.

All these wigs have three clips inside to help keep it in place, two in the front and one in the back. I honestly wish there were three in the front because I feel like that would be better, especially because the one in the back is useless to me just because I have an undercut. I may move them to the front later.

Style – TEST5-DRBG Green Short Straight Lace Front Wig

I purchased this one because I wanted a shorter style, just in case I wanted to wear one out, the hairline may need some plucking because it’s quite dense and looks somewhat unnatural but the style is nice and I love the colour.

I love the feeling of these wigs the hairs feel so nice an silky, it feels like when I wash my hair and add in an oil or treatment after.

Out of all of these, I feel like this is the only one that might need some dry shampoo to lessen the unnatural shininess especially on the darker part of the wig.

Style – 3700# Long Wavy Purple Lace Front Wigs Cosplayer 24 Inches

I’ve always wanted purple hair so that’s what made me choose this style, this wig is really pretty and I love the curls because they are more loose and natural looking than some curled wigs.

I went with a warmer purple because I felt like it would be more flattering with my skin tone than a cooler toned purple, which I thought might make me look a bit drained out.

Style – Dark yellow synthetic lace front drag queen wigs [N2-3300]

I’m about to move on from having yellow in my hair, I need a change but I still love the way yellow looks on me which is why I purchased this wig so I could still be yellow occasionally.

This style is very similar to the orange wig and I honestly love this style because I’m not one to do much with my hair, while I love the way my hair looks curled I just don’t like the effort I have to put in because it takes too long to do. I usually would just have a straight style like this so I don’t mind it.

I also feel like this style is much easier to style, I can put braids in without wrecking any curls or worry about it getting tangled as much.


What wig brands have you tried? Have you tried Imstylewigs? What did you think about their wigs? let me know in the comments.

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P.S. What do you think about my new website, honestly I love it is just fits my personality really well, it may still need a few tweeks but I’m really happy with it.

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Chi Chi Cosmetics Pop Princess Eyeshadow Palette Review | Life Of Dahlia

Chi Chi Cosmetics – Pop Princess Palette Review | Life Of Dahlia

If you have been following me for a while you’ll probably know that Chi Chi Cosmetics is one of my favourite affordable cosmetic companies. Well, they have introduced a bunch of new palettes to their range and when I saw the Pastels in the Pop Princess Palette I knew I wanted it.

I’ve been wanting a pastel palette since Kat Von D brought out her Pastel Goth palette, I didn’t get that because honestly, I didn’t think I would use it enough to want to pay $60. So I’ve been waiting for a more affordable brand to come out with something similar.

When I first saw this I was more interested in the mattes than the shimmers but when I saw it in store I completely changed my mind. I love the colours of both the mattes and the shimmers, however, I do think that I would prefer a green matte instead of two purples.

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In this palette, you get some nice warm and cool tones, including a yellow (matte), gold (shimmer), Peach (matte & shimmer), Pinks (matte & shimmer), Lilac (matte & shimmer), Lavender (matte & shimmer), Blue (matte) and Green (shimmer.)

I’ve had fun playing around with these, the mattes especially, I’ve been really inspired to create some fun pastel looks. I do find that I need to build these up and the mattes especially work best on a white base.

The swatches above are all brush swatches but as you can see I did have to build them up to get a nice level of pigmentation, this works the same with application.

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I created this look using several of the eyeshadows in this palette. I started by applying Nyx Cosmetics jumbo pencil in milk and blended it out with my finger. I set the top portion of my with a white eyeshadow.

I then applied the matte pink (1) as a transition colour, I applied the Lavender (2) in the outer corner and in the crease and placed the Lilac (3) in the centre and inner portions of the lid. I applied some Too faced glitter glue and wet a flat brush with my setting spray and applied the Lilac (4) shimmer and Lavender (5) Shimmer on the lid over the mattes.

If you don’t own any glitter glue or setting spray just use water to dampen your brush before applying the shimmer eyeshadows, by wetting the brush it will help with applying the eyeshadow and giving it a more foiled look.

lastly, I applied the matte blue (6) in the inner corner and placed the Green (7) shimmer over the top.

Side note – I often have trouble getting eyeliners to apply properly on my waterline so apologies if it looks a bit crap.


I would definitely recommend this palette, I’ve loved playing with these fun colours. If you are interested in purchasing it, I do find it works best with a sticky white base (this will help the colours show up more) I recommend the Nyx jumbo pencil in milk this is what I like to use for making colourful eyeshadows stand out more.

For those of you who live in Australia, you can find Chi Chi Cosmetics in Myers, Target or via their Website.

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