Tuesday, 6 November 2012

October Favourites

October was a good month! It was mostly warm, I finished uni for the year, I got to dress up for halloween and I won almost $50 from a $5 bet on a horse in the Melbourne Cup. Included in my favourites for this month are products I've been using pretty much everyday because they're that good or products that I bought in October and absolutely adore. So without further ado here are my favourites

I just had to include by betting receipt because I'm so excited lol. Products (L-R): theBalm Mary-Lou manizer highlighter, TAB receipt, Benefit Stay Don't Stray, Face Of Australia nail polish in After Dinner Mint, Essence lipliner in Femme Fatale, theBalm Sexy Mama powder and MAC lipstick in Coral Bliss.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Butter London on OZSALE

Just a heads up to my aussie readers, OZSALE are selling Butter London polishes for $14 each. Not sure when this ends but the price is really good considering they retail for $22 here. They have some gorgeous colours for sale, I have my eye on a few like Pillar Box Red, Sprog, Disco Biscuit and The Black Knight.

Friday, 26 October 2012

Black and White

Tonight I decided to do a simple black and white eye look. It's very basic but I liked how it emphasised the colour of my eyes. This would look great with all eye colours!
Products used:
Benefit - Stay Don't Stray
NYX - Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk as base
MAC - Carbon eye shadow
Coastal Scents - white eye shadow from warm palette
Illamasqua - Precision Ink in Abyss
MAC - Powerpoint eye liner in Engraved
Loreal - Volume Million Lashes in Extra Black

For some reason, this photo makes my skin look quite green :\

Hope you like this :) x

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

NOTD and my new bedroom!

NOTD and my new bedroom!

I decided to paint my nails a pretty turquoise colour and silver since I figured they were good colours for spring. I used China Glaze in 'turn it up turquoise' and Sally Hansen in 'celeb city' on one nail. The China Glaze polish dries matte which I really like however it started chipping the same day I painted them which was really disappointing. I really liked this colour too.

As I said before, I've been redecorating my bedroom and I think it's finally finished! The only thing I'm still working on is organising my makeup and putting photos in frames. 

This picture of Audrey has a mirror frame which I really love.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

I'm back!!

So I've been on hiatus for like 4 months and I'm sooooo sorry! I've been busy with uni, work, and just everything going on in my life. So much has changed since I last posted.
I coloured my hair lighter, then after the hairdresser dyed it yellow, she lightened it a lot to fix it.

Then I coloured my hair a really dark reddy brown colour. I love this colour. The only downside is that you can see split ends really easily in dark hair, and I feel like the dye has dried my hair out a lot. It feels a lot drier than it did when it was blonde. 

I have completely redecorated my room and I will upload photos when it's finished. I'm so excited about it, it looks so good!
I've turned 20 and it's so weird when anyone asks my age, I still feel like a teenager, and I probably still act like one too lol. 
I finish uni for the year in a few weeks so I'll have plenty of time to update with new make up looks and general posts. 

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Eyeshadow to make your eyes pop: blue eyes part two

As I mentioned in the previous post, you can also make your eyes stand out by using eyeshadow of the same/similar colour of your eyes. My eyes are blue so I've used blue eyeshadows
Products used:
MAC paint pot Bare Study
MAC mineralize eyeshadow Sea & Sky
Coastal Scents 88 Ultra Shimmer palette silver and black eyeshadow
Napoleon Perdis loose eye dust Electric Blue
Rimmel glam eyes eye liner
Ardell lashes  Wispies


Thursday, 31 May 2012

Eyeshadow to make your eyes pop: blue eyes

To make your eye colour look more intense and enhanced, you basically use certain coloured eye shadow. Using the colour wheel, we can see that blue and orange are complimentary colours. This means they stand out when paired. So eye shadow colours for blue eyes would be orange, bronze, brown and gold shades. Another way of making your eyes stand out would be using a colour similar to your eye colour, so for me that would be blue colours. I will do another post showing how blue eyes pop with blue eye shadow but for now I leave you with my bronze/gold eyeshadow look :)
Products used:
MAC paint pot in Bare Study
Coastal Scents 88 Ultra Shimmer palette gold and bronze eyeshadows
MAC Fix+ Spray
Loreal eyeliner in brown
Maybelline Falsies mascara.
To make the eyeshadow more intense and pigmented, dip the brush in water or spray it with MAC Fix + spray and then use the eyeshadow.


Monday, 28 May 2012

Purple & Gold

Purple and gold are such complementing colours and so I decided to do a look based on them. The camera didn't capture how vivid the purple is unfortunately but I still think it looks nice :)
Products used:
MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study
Make Up Store Eyedust in Dust
Illamasqua pigment in Alluvium
Coastal Scents 88 Ultra Shimmer Palette 
Ardell lashes in Wispies
Rimmel Glam Eyes liquid liner
P.S. My sincerest apologies about my hideous eyebrows, the intense zooming has reminded me I need to pluck them

that blue stuff is eyelash glue btw lol

what do you think?

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Foundation for festivals & concerts

Earlier this year I was trying to find a really good foundation to wear to a festival that would last all day and night without smearing or going gross and fading. I couldn't find much and just gave up. So later on I was at an Estee Lauder counter trying on their foundations on my hand. I tried on Double Wear Maximum Cover and a couple others. So after a whole day of shopping, washing my hands and even showering I discovered that the Double Wear Maximum Cover was still on my hand and had not changed or worn off at all. I was really excited and went back the next day to purchase it. 

This thing is like photoshop in a tube. It literally hides any blemishes or flaws and leaves you with perfect skin. This foundation may be too thick and heavy for some people, but I personally didn't find it to be too thick especially for a festival or concert. My favourite thing about DWMC is that it lasts for soooo long without moving or fading! I will come home after being out for 12 hours and it still looks the exact same. My only issue with this baby is that it does make my face look pale in photos with flash (like most foundations that contain a SPF). Overall, this is my all time favourite foundation for festivals and concerts, it has great coverage and lasts a crazy long time.

Here is me without makeup, as you can see I have freckles, pale skin and redness.

and here is me with the foundation and a bit of blush :)


Sunday, 20 May 2012

Smokey, shimmery eye

I did a black and silver smokey eye on one of my beautiful friends. 
Products used:
Illamasqua silver cream eye shadow
Coastal Scents 88 ultra shimmer palette 
Rimmel eye liner
Maybelline falsies mascara


Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Everyday Make up

For my first proper post I decided I would do my basic everyday make up :)
The products I used are:
  • Foundation: MAC studiosculpt
  • Concealer: Make Up Store
  • Powder: MAC mineralise skin finish natural
  • Mascara: Maybelline falsies
  • Blush: MAC mineralize blush in dainty
  • Eyeliner: Rimmel


So this is my first blog ever and it's all pretty new and strange to me.
Basically, I'm gonna be doing product reviews and all different make up looks, and potentially tutorials.
It's pretty late at the moment, but I might upload something tomorrow so my blog doesn't look so pathetic ahaha.