Liptember Rainbow Pouts Week 2 Round Up | Life of Dahlia

Liptember Makeup Round Up Week 2 | Life Of Dahlia

Hey Everyone, I realised I forgot to upload my week 2 Liptember photos, I’ve been sick so I didn’t have a chance to get around to it, so here they are. You can check out all my posts either on my Instagram or Facebook page.

Day 8

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Rocking a grungy grey toned look for day 8

Day 9

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I went for a deep berry lip for day 9

Day 10

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I went for an orange close up lippy picture for day 10

Day 11

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I channelled some Halloween spooky vibes for day 11, featuring a purple eye & lip.

Day 12

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I went for a bronzy rose gold look for day 12

Day 13

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I went for a deep blue lip & eyes for day 13

Day 14

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For day 14 I posted a Lavender lippy

This is a super short post today, for week 3 I will only have a few looks like I said I’ve been unwell so I decided to take a few self-care days.

Please check out my Rainbow pouts donation details below, check out our team pages and help us raise some money for some amazing organizations.

Rainbow Pouts are a group of Makeup Artists who have come together to raise funds for Liptember. Liptember is all about raising funds and awareness for women’s mental health issues in Australia. Each day every Makeup Artist will be sporting a very out there lippy. This is to be brave and get conversations rolling about women’s mental health. We’d love it if you followed our page and donated to this worthy cause.”

Follow Rainbow Pouts Facebook Page & Instagram Page

Rainbow Pouts – Liptember Donation Page

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Some Other Blog Posts That Might Interest You

Liptember Makeup Round Up Week 1 + My Rainbow Pouts Team

Liptember 2018 + Why I Decided This Was Going To Be The Year I Did Liptember

Mental Health Month – My Shopping Addiction Story

6 Mood Lifters – Things I Like To Do To Lift My Mood


 

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Mental Health Month - Shopping Addiction | Life Of Dahlia

Mental Health Month – Shopping Addiction | Life Of Dahlia

Hey everyone, this month I want to focus on talking about mental health I’ll be chatting about some real issues as well as some more positive things.
Today I’m going to be talking about an issue I think doesn’t get talked about a lot and that’s Shopping Addiction.

I’ve seen a few people talking about their personal stories when it comes to shopping addiction recently and that’s what inspired me to want to get real and open up about mine. (I’ll link them at the bottom of the post.)

This is going to be a long one, but please read it would mean the world to me<

My Shopping Addiction Story

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Purchasing Makeup

To other people in my life they often comment don’t you have enough makeup but because of my past shopping addictions, I am actually really picky when it comes what I buy now, don’t worry I have moments where I have felt the need to have certain things.
I tend to do a lot of research before making most of my purchases and I’m doing Project Pans to use up some of my older makeup. I make sure that I only have a small amount when it comes to basic products like foundation, concealer, mascara etc because they are the products that will go off quicker.

And while eyeshadow is most definitely my thing I try to do a lot of research before purchasing and only on the odd occasion will I pick something up that is more of an impulse purchase. If there is something that I have purchased that doesn’t work for me anymore, if its good condition and within expiration, I’ll pass it on to someone who can use it. (I do sanitize my makeup I’m actually really good about it even for my own use, it’s actually probably a bit OCD.)

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My Past Addictions

My anxiety most definitely has affected my purchases in the past, It’s hard for me to be amongst people especially by myself. So I am more likely to spend a lot of money when I’m out by myself because of that adrenaline or feel good factor. This is something I need to work on but I know that will take time for me to combat some of my anxiety issues.

I’ve always been a creative person and have always turned to that as a comfort or place of solitude. Its what I turn to keep my mind off things but in the past, it has also has given me confidence, in certain areas.

I’m not one of those people who can just have one creative outlet and stick with it, which means over the years I have chopped and changed from one thing to another. That also means that I have accumulated stuff, I was really into crafting for a long time and different types like scrapbooking and making headdresses and fascinators.

For a while there I had a little business it didn’t really work out for various reasons but I actually think it was an excuse for me to just keep buying stuff, especially in its first variation. I’ve been trying to declutter this stuff for years but I do think these experiences have made me aware that I had a problem at the time though I don’t think that I realised it.

I stopped crafting because I just didn’t have the room for the things I was buying and the things I was making. This tends to be when my interests changed, photography has always been one of my favourite hobbies and my dream has always been to be one in some variation. I really wanted to do fantasy portraits, so I started buying things like dresses and making things I could use as props, well because of how bad my anxiety is this has yet become a goal I can reach.

As I mentioned earlier, when I used to go out by myself I would have a tendency to spend money because of that feel good factor it, it gave me confidence. One of my loves for a long time has been op-shopping and its still something I enjoy but the countless times I would buy things because I was in the zone of having that confidence. I accumulated so many clothes and nick nacks.

I don’t know when things changed and when I decided to be more mindful, While I have accumulated stuff I have been able to declutter some stuff over the years, I will always offer them to people I know or donate them to a local second-hand store. I’m certainly not perfect and I still have moments when I need to take a step back and go no you don’t need that.

I’ve had incidence recently where I’ve purchased something and it hasn’t lived up to my expectations and has caused me to have a panic attack and for this reason, I think is why I’m trying really hard to not impulse purchase. Mind you the item in question was something I had been looking into for a while but I still didn’t meet my expectations, luckily I was able to return it and get my money back.

I think now I make myself feel guilty because I have accumulated so much and that makes me feel horrible, especially when I end up having to get rid of it because I’m not using it anymore. I’m sure anyone else who experiences anxiety knows how it likes to make you feel so bad about yourself, Its something I’m really good putting myself down.

I do feel guilty now because of this stuff and I know that I shouldn’t, what I do want to take from this is a lesson to be more mindful about my purchases and just because something pretty doesn’t mean I need it. I need to change my thinking and try and not fall into the trap of purchasing things to make me feel good.

This has actually been a really hard post for me to write I think because this is something that I’ve not really opened up about with anyone except maybe my mum. I want this month to be about creating a conversation surrounding mental health, and so I knew that I should open up about my own story something I’m sure a lot of people would know that’s not easy.

I know that I will never be a minimalist, I’m okay with that but I’m trying my hardest to not have to much clutter because that’s not great for my mental health and that’s something I’ve learned over time.


Have you been through something similar? Let’s start a conversation in the comments

I just wanted to thank you for reading my post, as you know this month is about mental health awareness on my blog and that is why I am supporting the Liptember campaign with some of my Rainbow Pouts Sisters. I would love if you could check out our Social Media (Facebook & Instagram) pages and consider making a donation through our Official Liptember Donation Page.

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Links to videos as referenced in the post above:

Lauren Mae beauty– makeup hoarding https://youtu.be/v9jnNUGdYJs
Makeup addition https://youtu.be/g-9n-YlHtYU
Lacie https://youtu.be/E7XwXZxSp-c
Hannah https://youtu.be/0o6dzBoFI5E


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Liptember Rainbow Pouts Week 1 Round Up + My Team | Life of Dahlia

Liptember Makeup Round Up Week 1 + My Rainbow Pouts Team | Life Of Dahlia

Hey Everyone, today I’m sharing with you my Liptember makeup looks from week 1 of Mental Health Awareness Month and I also wanted to talk about my Liptember Team Rainbow Pouts.

My Makeup Looks For Week 1

Day 1

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Day 1 – I went for a dark bold lip and neutral eye.

Day 2

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Day 2 – I went for a bright purple lip and smokey neutral eye.

Day 3

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Day 3 – I went for a deep berry lip and neutral eye.

Day 4

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Day 4 – I went for an orange lip and neutral eye.

Day 5

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Day 5 – I paired a bright lip with my new hair colour

Day 6

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Day 6 – I tried out a pastel purple lip from W7 cosmetics Liptember range with a pinky purple eye look.

Day 7

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Day 7 – Tried a closeup shot today wearing a bright red lip.
Rainbow Pouts - Raising Money For Liptember
Logo By Erin Applebee

My Liptember Team ‘Rainbow Pouts’

I’ve teamed up with some incredible makeup lovers for my Liptember team, since July we have been working together to come up with an name, logo ideas and social media for our team. We signed up to the liptember site to make it official and so we could take donations through our team’s own donation page.

I took our ideas and turned that into our team logo, If you didn’t know I have a background in graphic design I wouldn’t say I’m a professional Its not my job but I have studied in graphic design and digital design in the past. I used what I knew to put together a logo and media that we could use to promote our team during Liptember.

About Rainbow Pouts

My team has been fantastic, we have all tried our best to be there for each other, we are all going through our own battles and that is why raising money for Liptember is so important to us.

Rainbow Pouts is about having fun while raising awareness and money for mental health services. If you would like to know more about the services we are helping through Liptember please check out my ‘Liptember & Mental Health Month blog post where I talk about the different services Liptember is help through their annual campaign.

Introducing my Team:

We all did some intro posts on our team Facebook and Instagram pages, I’ve included an image, those intros and links to my teams social media, below.

Elektra: @lekkyheart IG|@mysticalheart IG|Lekkys Beauty Magic FB

Rainbow Pouts: Elektra | Lekkyheart | Mysticalheart

“Hello! 

I’m Elektra, from @Lekkyheart and @Mysticalheartsxo on Instagram, and also Lekkys Beauty Magic here on Facebook. 
I’m a Makeup Artist, Musician and love all things beauty, Fashion and more. 
Also working on establishing my own Makeup Artistry business.

I’m so thrilled to be apart of Liptember with Rainbow Pouts this year, to be apart of a team with Makeup loving friends who are like-minded souls that can tackle it together is just amazing and heartfelt!
Mental health is super important to me and has had a huge impact on my life, as a fellow Anxiety sufferer I want to spread the awareness and bring light to a topic that should not be shameful to talk about!
Hopefully we can help raise funds through Liptember to get these amazing charities the extra funding they need.
Remember, You. Are. Not. Alone.
We are Warriors!
Come along on this journey and flaunt those colourful pouts with us! 

3 Facts about me:
1. Love cosplay and creating characters.
2. Am a Husky owner (my fur baby is my life)
3. Am a huge Book nerd, Love to read!”

Claire: @peacelovemakeupfashion IG|FB | @the.wolf.and.i IG
Rainbow Pouts: Claire | Peace Love Makeup Fashion | The Wolf & I

“Hi, so obviously I am Claire, I run @peacelovemakeupfashion on Instagram and Facebook. As well as the website that is currently being established. My specialities are Makeup, Fashion and even Animals! Which fits with being an Arm the Animals Ambassador. 

I’m also part of the group Rainbow Pouts! 

I’m so happy to be part of the team as women’s mental health is so important to me. In my life I have experienced mental health issues. All of which have had some kind of effect on my life. Mental health services are incredibly important yet sadly massively underfunded. I would like to help change that, even if only a little.

Three facts about me!

1) I’m a Psyc Graduate
2) I’m originally from Scotland
3) I’m vegan 😊”

Casey: @caseyspencerhair_makeup17 IG| CS Hair & Makeup FB

Rainbow Pouts: Casey | CS Hair & Makeup |

“Hi, I’m Casey from CS Hair & Makeup

I decided to join Liptember 2018 because I myself suffer from mental health & want other women to know that they are not alone and it is something that can be treated & you will be OK, not matter what life throws at you.

With love and support you can & will accomplish anything.

💜💜💜
You are STRONG
You are a FIGHTER
You are LOVED”

Wendy: wendyfahey78  IG | Akashic Beauty FB

Rainbow Pouts: Wendy | Akashic Beauty

Hi, my name is Wendy Fahey from Akashic Beauty. I have a little Beauty page on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/akashicbeauty/ 
My Insta is: @wendyfahey78 
My Tumblr: https://akashicbeauty.tumblr.com

I am a Makeup Artist, Beauty Blogger and Skincare Specialist. As well as a Graphic Designer, Intuitive Medium and I love all things to do with beauty and fantasy. Once I finish all my current courses I will be taking my skills to the next level with Special FX.

I teach women how to empower themselves by highlighting their unique features. 💖

I am so excited to join the other MUA’s in raising funds for Liptember as it is such a great cause.
I have had anxiety for most of my life and I know other friends and family have been dealing with mental illness too and it’s not a great way to live when you can’t find the help or just that ray of light to see you thought those dark times. So this is why I am doing this and I really hope we can raise lots of money this September.

I am going to mix and match vibrant colours to lighten up the month and bring some joy into the world and I hope you will join us along the way. 💋”

 

Peta: MorandFX IG|FB

Peta is a makeup artist who also specialize in special effects makeup, I don’t have a proper intro post for her but go check out her and my other team members links, as well as our team page links which you can find below.


I hope you enjoy all the makeup looks and finding out more about my Rainbow Pouts team, If you haven’t already please check out our Liptember team pages and consider making a donation through our official donation page.

Fb Page: https://www.facebook.com/rainbowpouts/

Instagram: http://instagram.com/rainbowpouts

Donation Page: https://www.liptember.com.au/teams/rainbow-pouts

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Other Posts That Might Interest You

Liptember & Mental Health Month

Liptember 2018 + Why I Decided This Was Going To Be The Year I Did Liptember


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Liptember & Mental Health Month | Life Of Dahlia

Liptember & Mental Health Month | Life Of Dahlia

Hey everyone, this month is going to be set out a little different than how I would usually set out my posts. This month is about mental health awareness, I will be doing my usual beauty posts on Wednesday’s (depending on how I’m feeling, self-care is important), Friday will be a round-up of all my Liptember selfies for the week and Sunday’s post will be dedicated to mental health posts.

I want to talk about some important issues that I have personally been through as well as some things that help me cope with my mental illness.

Today’s post is going to be a relatively short one, you may have seen my post go up about Liptember a couple of weeks ago, If you haven’t please go check it out Liptember 2018 + Why I Decided This Was Going To Be The Year I Did Liptember. I talk about what made me want to do Liptember and a little bit about my own struggles with mental illness.

Yesterday you may have also seen a post go up with donation details for Liptember, this post will be pinned until the end of September so anyone can easily find links to our Liptember Rainbow Pouts donation page, Facebook and Instagram pages.

I’m excited to share with you this month and get conversations started, mental health awareness is important and campaigns like Liptember help raise funds for important organisations like:

The Centre for Women’s Mental Health – “which provides expert clinical and therapeutic services for women whilst conducting research and providing education and training facilities. The Centre’s research agenda reflects priority clinical areas as well as being informed by known gaps in research within the area of women’s mental health.” – as described on the Liptember website

Lifeline Australia – “a national charity providing all Australians with access to 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. With thousands of volunteers across Australia, individuals are supported in a range of ways to deliver services, raise funds, run events and work in Lifeline shops.” – as described on the Liptember website

Jean Hailes for Women’s Health – “a national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the knowledge of women’s health throughout the various stages of their lives, and to provide a trusted world-class health service for women. The organisation believes in physical and emotional health and wellbeing in all its dimensions for all women in Australia throughout their lives.” – as described on the Liptember website

R U OK? “a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to encouraging all Australians to connect and have regular, meaningful conversations with anyone struggling with life. The organisation aims to boost confidence to meaningfully connect and ask about life’s ups and downs, nurture our sense of responsibility to regularly connect and support others, strengthen our sense of belonging because we know people are there for us and to be relevant, strong and dynamic.” – as described on the Liptember website

The Pretty Foundation – “a not-for-profit organisation committed to empowering women and girls with the perspective, skills and support to develop and nurture a positive body image for themselves and others. The Foundation believes that prevention is the key and so our focus initially will be on building resilience in females.” – as described on the Liptember website

Batyr – “which provides preventative education in the area of youth mental health. Batyr provides programs that train young people to speak about their personal experience with mental ill health and start a conversation in their community. Batyr takes these speakers into schools, universities and corporate arenas to continue this conversation around mental health. The programs engage, educate and empower the audience to learn from the experiences of others and to reach out to the great services around them.” – as described on the Liptember website


I hope that you will help support me this month, whether it’s starting a conversation and talking about mental health, giving a donation through our donation page or showing Rainbow Pouts Team some support through our dedicated social media pages.

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Rainbow Pouts - Raising Money For Liptember

Liptember 2018 – Donation Details

Rainbow Pouts are a group of Makeup Artists who have come together to raise funds for Liptember. Liptember is all about raising funds and awareness for women’s mental health issues in Australia. Each day every Makeup Artist will be sporting a very out there lippy. This is to be brave and get conversations rolling about women’s mental health. We’d love it if you followed our page and donated to this worthy cause.”

Follow Rainbow Pouts Facebook Page & Instagram Page

Rainbow Pouts – Liptember Donation Page