Friday, 23 December 2011

Get Ready With Me: Lunch Date

Hello beautyloverrs!

Long time no talk. Sorry guys, I've been super busy :(

Merry Christmas!!!



| Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Daily Face Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30+ for normal to oily skin
| Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Fundation in 5.5
& | Sigma Flat Top Kabuki buy
& | MAC Fix+
| NYX Concealer in a Jar in 04 Beige
& | Ihana Blending Brush
| Revlon PhotoReady Concealer in 003 Light/Medium
| Australis Ready Set Go Finishing Powder
| Chanel Natural Finish Loose Powder in 20 Clair
& | Large Powder Brush
| Urban Decay Primer Potion
| Maybelline Stylish Smokes Eyeshadow Quad in 02 Natural Smokes
| Bourjois Single Round Eyeshadow in 08 Beige Rose
| Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in Sepia Ink
| Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
| Maybelline The Falsies Mascara in Very Black
| L'oreal Voluminous Black Waterproof Mascara
| Stila Brow Set in 04 Dark
& | Manicare Angled Eyeliner Brush
| Rimmel Natural Bronzer SPF8 in 022 Sun Bronze
| Bourjois Highlighting Powder
& | Small Powder Brush
| Etude House Powder Blush in 04B
| Maybelline ColourSensation Lipstick in Pink Please
| Australis Makeup Finishing Spritz
| L'oreal Elvive Damage Care Leave in Spray

Cam-whoring fun <3








xox

Monday, 19 December 2011

Tu-in-one-torial: Smokey Eyes

Hello beautyloverrs!

Long time no talk :) I hope you're all having a wonderful day. Pity it's freezing, gloomy and rainy in this supposed 'sunny' city of Sydney :( I mean it is Summer ... is some sun too much to ask for? Anyway, today's video is a tu-in-one-torial! Basically I show you two ways of achieving a smokey eye look. First, the vertical smokey eye where the shadows go from darkest closest to the lashline to lightest under the browbone. Secondly, a horizontal smokey eye where the shadows go from lightest in the inner corner to the darkest in the outer V. I hope you enjoy, speak to you soon.



Which smokey eye do you prefer?

What's on my face?
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Fundation in 5.5
& | Sigma Flat Top Kabuki buy
| NYX Concealer in a Jar in 04 Beige
& | Ihana Small Concealer Brush
Revlon PhotoReady Concealer in 003 Light/Medium
Revlon Age Defying Spa Concealer in 002 Light
Australis Ready Set Go Finishing Powder
Chanel Natural Finish Loose Powder in 20 Clair
& | Sigma Tapered Face F25 buy
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Covergirl Eye Enhancers in Sheer Nudes
|  Jordana Fabuliner in Black
Max Factor Experience Volumising Mascara
| NYC Bronzer in Sunny
& | Ihana angled blush brush
NYX Powder Blush in 06 Peach
& | Ihana Blush Brush
NYX Mosaic Powder in 01 Highlighter
Max Factor Lip Liner
OCC Lip Tar in Pageant
Sally Hansen 8 Hour Lip Treatment
Stila Brow Set in 04 Dark
& | Manicare Angled Eyeliner Brush

xox

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Unboxing: LustHaveIt - December

Hello beautylovers!

As usual, I was impressed with this month's LustHaveIt box :)

This is what I received. I hope you enjoy xox



What'd I say?
| Glasshouse Fragrances Marseille Fragrant Body Bar
 - Absolutely looove the scent. oh em gee
| evo The great hydrator moisture mask
 - Interesting :)
| LimeLily Cosmetics Waterproof Eye Pencil in Jet
 - Not waterproof at all ..
| Kosmea Purifying Cream Cleanser
 - Love that it's for sensitive skin
| Lash Republic Lash Set & Glue
 - wow, expensive set of lashes
| Moxie Regular Tampons
 - err haha

What's on my face?
Unboxing: Bellabox - December

xox

Unboxing: Bellabox - December

Hi beautylovers!

Finally received my Bellabox for December! I had high hopes for this month's box. It was better than last months however, having received it on the same day as my Lust Have It box, it couldn't really compare. I will give it one last chance, before I unsubscribe. Do you subscribe to Bellabox or any other beauty subscription service?! If you do, let me know what you got and your thoughts!



&&&
Unboxing: Bellabox November

What'd I say?
| Savoir Faire Concealer Pack in Light
| Ozotic Nail Polisth in Elytra #530
| Elemis Pro Collagen Quartz Lift Mask
| Batiste Dry Shampoo in Blush
| Eylure Naturalite Intense Lash in 140

What's on my face?

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Fundation in 5.5
& | Sigma Flat Top Kabuki buy
| NYX Concealer in a Jar in 04 Beige
& | Ihana Small Concealer Brush
Revlon PhotoReady Concealer in 003 Light/Medium
Revlon Age Defying Spa Concealer in 002 Light
Australis Ready Set Go Finishing Powder
Chanel Natural Finish Loose Powder in 20 Clair
& | Sigma Tapered Face F25 buy
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Covergirl Eye Enhancers in Sheer Nudes
|  Jordana Fabuliner in Black
Max Factor Experience Volumising Mascara
| NYC Bronzer in Sunny
& | Ihana angled blush brush
NYX Powder Blush in 06 Peach
& | Ihana Blush Brush
NYX Mosaic Powder in 01 Highlighter
| Maybelline ColourSensation Lipstick in Pink Please
Stila Brow Set in 04 Dark
& | Manicare Angled Eyeliner Brush


Hope you enjoy xox

Saturday, 10 December 2011

TAG: Accent Tag!

Hello beautylovers!

This is just a quick, fun tag video! It's the accent tag and I tag everyone!



Words: Aunt, Roof, Route, Wash, Oil, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, Sure, Data, Ruin, Crayon, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Spitting image, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Syrup, Pajamas, Caught, Naturally, Aluminium, Envelope

Questions:
1. What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
2. What is the bug that when you touch it, it curls into a ball?
3. What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
4. What do you call gym shoes?
5. What do you say to address a group of people?
6. What do you call the kind of spider (or spider-like creature) that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
7. What do you call your grandparents?
8. What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
9. What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
10. What is the thing you change the TV channel with?

I hope you're having a wonderful day wherever you are in the world! <3

xox

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Tutorial: Victoria Secret's Inspired Day to Night

Hi Beautylovers!

I hope you're having a fabulous day :) This looks is inspired by the Victoria Secret's Fashion Show 2011. I just love the angels and I was just saying to my boyfriend that I want our daughter to be a VS angel .. haha.. and he proceeded by saying we might have two boys -_-/ ..

I want to apologise for the crazy way the video was put together! It won't happen again I promise :( I also promise not to film a tutorial looking like that ... with only four hours sleep. In fact I think I'm going to stay far away from tutorials altogether for awhile .. love doing Get Ready videos though.

So just to clarify, the intro was filmed after I did the base and eyes. The first part of the tutorial was filmed a few days after the first attempt and the second half was filmed on the day of the original filming. Please any suggestions, comments or requests let me know !



Products used:
| Palladio Herbal Foundation Primer
| Bourjois 10 Hour Sleep Effect in 72 Rose Clair
| Revlon Age Defying Spa Face Illuminater in 020 Pink Light
& | Sigma Angled Top Kabuki F84 buy
| NYX Concealer in a Jar in 04 Beige
& | Ihana Small Concealer Brush
Revlon PhotoReady Concealer in 003 Light/Medium
| Revlon Age Defying Spa Concealer in 002 Light
| Australis Ready Set Go Finishing Powder
& | Sigma Tapered Face F25 buy
| Palladio Herbal Eyeshadow Primer
| NYX For Your Eyes Only 10 Colour Eyeshadow Palette in Smokey Eyes
& | Medium Flat Shader
& | Small Flat Shader
| Maybelline Stylish Smokes Eyeshadow Quad in 02 Natural Smokes
& | Sigma Small Tapered Blending E45 buy
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
| Max Factor 2000 Calories Curved Brush Mascara in Black
| elf Bronzer
& | Ihana Angled Blush Brush
| NYX Mosaic Powder in 01 Highlighter
| Bourjois Highlighting Powder
& | Small Powder Brush
| NYX Powder Blush in 06 Peach
& | Ihana Blush Brush
| NYX Long Lip Pencil in 122 Natural
| NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss in 122 Natural


xox

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Get Ready With Me: Birthday Dinner & NOTD

Hi Beautyloverrs!

I hope you're having a wonderful lazy Sunday afternoon :) It was my boyfriend's birthday a couple of days ago so we went out for Korean BBQ! This is the look I wore and I knew there was going to be photography which is why I chose my MUFE HD Base & Foundation. Hope you enjoy!

p.s. There was some epic cam-whoring... you've been warned!
p.p.s. My dad makes an appearance.. -_-"



Products Used:
| Makeup Forever HD Micro-perfecting Primer in #5 Blue
| Makeup Forever HD Invisible Cover Foundation in #118
& | Sigma Angled Top Kabuki F84 buy
NYX Concealer In A Jar in 04 Beige
Revlon PhotoReady Concealer in 003 Light/Medium
& | Sigma Large Concealer Brush F65 buy
| Australis Ready Set Go Finishing Powder
& | Sigma Tapered Face F25 buy
| Chanel Natural Finish Loose Powder in 20 Clair
| Urban Decay Primer Potion
Estee Lauder Double wear Stay-In-Place ShadowCreme in 18 Pink Gold
| Hard Candy Kal-eye-descope Baked Eyeshadow Duo in 064 High Maintenance 
& | Medium Flat Shader Brush
& | Sigma Small Tapered Blending E45 buy
| Bourjois Single Round Eyeshadow in 08 Beige Rose
& | Sigma Medium Angled Shading E70
| Stila Brow Set in 04 Dark
| Manicare Angled Eyeliner Brush
Shu Uemura eyelash curler
| Lancome Oscillation Mascara in Black
| Clinique Bottom Lash in 01 Black
| NYC Bronzer in Sunny
& | Ihana angled blush brush buy
| Illamasqua Powder Blush in Katie
| Guerlain Meteorites Voyage Powder in 01 Mythic
& | Small Powder Brush
| Za Pure Shine Lips in RD4 Lady Red
| Johnson&Johnson 1-day Acuvue Define in Vivid (Contact Lenses)
| OPI in OPI Red & Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in 09 Disco Ball (accent)

What do you guys prefer?
Hair up OR hair down? Leave a comment below :)

xox
















Saturday, 3 December 2011

OOTD: Work

Hellow Beautyloverrs!

I hope you're all doing well :) Just a quick Outfit of the Day!



xox

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

November Purchases & Pans

Hello Beautyloverrs!

I hope you're having a wonderful day! I had to make this a separate video because my November Faves & Fails video was getting to be way to long. I showed most of the products I purchased this month in haul videos so I just mentioned the candles that I picked up at the new Ikea in Tempe, Sydney. I also had a lot of products that I finished, mostly skincare as I was just lathering my skin in moisturiser to keep it hydrated and calm ... -sigh-

hope you enjoy ;)



Products Used:
See November Faves & Fails post

xox

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

November Faves & Fails


Hello Beautyloverrs!

I hope you are all doing awesomely. It is December, which means almost Christmas time! I just want to share with you some of my favourite products for the month of November. I sincerely apologise for there not being any makeup. I feel stupid saying that considering this is a blog about makeup .. but I truly only realised after filming the video. Two reasons for that is .. I have been working six days a week so I haven't really had any time to experiment and really try and love new products. If you want to know what I love for everyday in terms of staple makeup, you can check out my 5 Mins Challenge, which is basically my everyday fuss-free, no-brainer foundation routine. Secondly, my skin has been freaking out due to the sudden changes in weather so I have been employing some skincare items to keep in calm and somewhat under control, which means again, I've been sticking to my staple makeup to ensure that I don't irritate it more than I have to.

hope you enjoy xox



what's on my face?
| Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse
& | Sigma Angled Top Kabuki F84 buy
NYX Concealer In A Jar in 04 Beige
Revlon PhotoReady Concealer in 003 Light/Medium
L'oreal Infallible Powder SPF 20 in 662 Natural Buff 
& | Sigma Tapered Face F25 buy
Estee Lauder Double wear Stay-In-Place ShadowCreme in 18 Pink Gold
| Hard Candy Kal-eye-descope Baked Eyeshadow Duo in 064 High Maintenance
| Crush Cosmetics Gel Eyeliner in Raven
| false lashes
| NYC Bronzer in Sunny
| NYX Blush in 06 Peach
| NYX Mosaic Powder in 01 Highligher
| ModelCo Satin Lip Couture Lipstick in Abbey (blotted)

Monday, 28 November 2011

NOTD & FOTD: Work Appropriate

hello beautyloverrs!

I hope you're all doing well!

 NOTD: Revlon Peach Petal



FOTD: Work

Products Used
| Za True White Day Protector SPF 26
| Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Fundation in 5.5
& | Sigma Angled Top Kabuki F84
& | MAC Fix+
| NYX Concealer In A Jar in 04 Beige
| Revlon PhotoReady Concealer in 003 Light/Medium
| Dior Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Fresh Powder Makeup in 020
& | Sigma Tapered Face F25
| Urban Decay Primer Potion
| Clinique Colour Surge Eyeshadow Duo in Like Mink
& | medium flat shader
& | Sigma Small Tapered Blending E45
| Crush Cosmetics Eye Liner in Black
& | tiny concealer brush (small, flat, stiff, oval)
| Maybelline The Falsies Mascara in Very Black
| Revlon Grow Luscious in 001 Blackest Black
| Clinique Bottom Lash in 01 Black
| NYC Bronzer in Sunny
& | Ihana angled blush brush
| Maybelline Blush in 20 Pink O' Pink
& | Ihana blush brush
| NYX Mosaic Powder in 01 Highligher
& | small powder brush
| Revlon Beyond Natural Protective Liptint in Nude

xox have a great day! :)

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Makeup Storage

Hello beautyloverrs!

I hope you're all doing well. I recently went to the new Ikea that opened up in Tempe, Sydney which is super close to my house and picked up some drawers to organise my makeup. My storage system is not fancy at all! It basically just keeps all my makeup compact and in one place but still accessible (at arms length) and easy to find or view what products I have. The storage featured in the video, and those similar, can be purchased from:
| Ikea
| Hot Dollar (or your local dollar store)
| Kmart
| Big W
| Target
| Officeworks



I say it's a makeup collection video as well but it's really not. You do see my collection just because I'm showing you how they are organised but I don't go through everything. If you want to see an actual makeup collection video, or part of the collection just let me know, otherwise I'm not going to do one simply because it's nothing to go crazy about...although I do love watching makeup collection videos lol.

xox have a great day!

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Haul | Revlon Warehouse Sale

Hello beautyloverrrs!

I hope you're all doing well :) I went to the annual Revlon warehouse sale over the weekend. I tweeted about this and mentioned it in my last video. It took place in Homebush which is in Sydney. It was actually quite a good sale. Great for stocking up on items and Christmas stocking fillers. I just did a video showing you what I purchased and what was available. I hope you enjoyed. If you have any questions or comments of course let me know!



What I'm wearing:
| Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Daily Face Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30+ for normal to oily skin
| Maybelline Deam Matte Mouse in Classic Ivory Light 2
& | Sigma Angled Top Kabuki F84 with MAC Fix+
| NYX Concealer in a Jar in 04 Beige
& | Ihana Blending brush (to buff concealer)
| Revlon PhotoReady Concealer in 003 Light Medium
| Physicians Formula 100% Natural Origin Pressed Powder in Translucent Light Organics
& | Sigma Tapered Face F25
NYC sunny bronzer
& | medium powder brush
| Revlon ColourStay Mineral Blush in 030 Roseberry 
& | Ihana small powder brush
| Revlon ColourStay Mineral Eye Shadow Trio in 03 Midnight Garnet
& | small flat shadow brush (lid)
& | Sigma Small Tapered Blending E45 (crease)
& | Sigma Short Shader E20 with MAC Fix+ (eyeliner effect)
| CD Holiday Collection Makeup Palette for the Eyes in 801 Warm Harmony
& | Ihana angled shadow brush (highlight)
| False lashes


Products Mentioned (Pt. 1)
Revlon Nail Enamel 
| 115 Peach Petal 
| 008 Powder Puff (matte suede) 
| 933 Emerald City (Matte suede)
| 001 Sheer Sugar (sheer translus
| 762 Plum Attraction
| 902 Cracing Coral
| 440 Siren
| 229 Demure
| 507 Fire Fox (matte suede) 
Revlon Matte Eyeshadow
002 Peach Sorbet
| 005 Venetian Blue
| 006 Tempting Teal
| 007 Riveira Blue
| 008 Aubergine
Revlon ColourStay Mineral Eye Shadow Trio
| 03 Mignight Garnet
| 04 Smoky Quartz
Almay Intense i-colour
| 032 trio for blue
| 022 trio for blue
Revlon ColourStay Mineral Blush
| 030 Roseberry
| 020 Petal

(Pt. 2)
| Revlon Age Defying SPF 25 in Light Medium
| Revlon Age Defying Concealer in Light Medium
| Revlon Grow Luscious in 001 Blackest Black
| Almay One Coat Dial Up in 030 Black Brown
| Revlon Double Twist (Waterproof) in 723 Blackened Brown
Revlon Beyond Natural Protective Liptint SPF 15
| 030 Rose
| 040 Nude
| 060 Berry
Revlon Beyond Natural Creme Lipgloss
| Deep Spice
| Berry
| Pink
Revlon Super Lustrous Liptick
| 013 Smoked Peach (matte)
| 225 Rosewine (creme)
| 453 Pinkerbelle (pearl)
Revlon Creme de la Chrome
| 370 Racy Ruby
| 380 Razzle Dazzle
Revlon Super Lustrous Plumping Lipgloss in 01 Ruby Pout
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in 080 Cherries in the Glow
Revlon Creme Gloss
| 025 Patent Leather Pink
| 015 Play Up Pink
| 040 Sassy Mauve
| 055 Hot Tamale


xox have a great day!

Sunday, 20 November 2011

November Bellabox 2011

Hello Beautyloverrs!

I finally received my first Bellabox! I'd been hearing a lot of negative feedback about this month's Bellabox so I opened it without high expectations in mind which is disappointing considering it was my first box from them. Feelings were mixed. Although the box wasn't completely horrible, it could have been better and I personally think this month's was not worth the $15. I will be cancelling my subscription (for now at least) and trying out Ilovethisbox. To see what I received and my thoughts, please watch the video :)

If you're not familiar with Bellabox. It's basically a monthly subscription where you receive 5 'deluxe' samples of makeup, skincare, fragrances etc. It costs $15 a month including shipping and it available only in Australia. This concept (to my knowledge) was first initiated in the States such as Birchbox and the Beauty Test tube. From there many other countries have developed their own versions. Bellabox is one of amongst four similar subscription services, that I know of (LustHaveIt, ILoveThisBox, GlossyBox). I hope that helped a little bit.

xox have a great day!


Thursday, 17 November 2011

NOTD & OOTD & FOTD

Hello beautyloverrs!

Just a quick Nail of the Day and Outfit of the Day and impromptu Face of the Day! I just took some photos and didn't think they would turn out good :) .. but they turned out okay! (except I forgot what products I used so that didn't help :(

| Cutex 2 in 1 Base Coat
| Revlon Minted
| Sally Hansen Insta-Dry








 xox have a great day!

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

5 Minute Challenge

Hello beautyloverrs!

Everyday I undertake this 5 minutes challenge! Basically the original idea was to see how much makeup you could do in 5 minutes, but for me, this is almost my daily makeup routine (but sometimes I only have 3 minutes!) Hope you enjoy. All the products used are shown and listed below.




| Skin79 Dream Girls BB Beblesh Balm SPF30 PA++
& | Lancome Blush Brush (as foundation brush, less dense than )
Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer in ivory light 2-3.5
& | Ihava Blending brush (to buff concealer)
| Revlon photoready concealer in 003 light medium
| Maybelline Dream Matte Powder
& | Sportsgirl Bronzer Brush (as powder brush)
Estee Lauder Double wear Stay-In-Place ShadowCreme in 18 Pink Gold
| Milani Liquif'eye Metallic Eyeliner Pencil in Brown
| Clinique High Lengths Mascara in Black
& | Shu Uemura eyelash curler
| Rimmel Natural Bronzer SPF8 in 022 Sun Bronze
& | Random medium powder brush
NYX Black Label Lipstick in 168 Off the Beaten Path

xox have a great day !

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Haul: Lancome Beauty Box & Australis

Hello Beautyloverrs!

I picked up the Lancome Beauty Box recently. It's a holiday collection they come out with every year around Christmas time. You can purchase it for $99 with a fragrance purchase. I show you everything that's inside in the video and it is limited edition so if you like what you see you should pick it up soon!

I also picked up some Australis products; the Face-A-Holic which I already did a review/comparison on and also some nail polishes. Hope you enjoy.




xox

Thursday, 10 November 2011

lust have it: November (my first box!)

Hello beautyloverrs!

I picked up my first ever lust have it box today from the post office! Initial reaction ... the box is kind of small and light. I don't know why I was expecting a massive heavy thing but that was just my first reaction.. (it might have something to do with the fact that I always over-order when buy online hence the expectation of massive parcels!) But I powerwalked home and opened the box and I actually quite like what I found inside.




Inside I found,
  • a card
  • RoC Complete Lift NEW Technology Daily Moisturiser 5mL x 3 (RRP $59 50mL)
  • Nude by Nature Lip Liner in Chique Natural Mineral Lipliner (RRP$14.95)
  • Lancome Tresor Midnight Rose 1.5mL x 2 (RRP $79 30mL)
  • Hawley International Miracle Shine 2 Step Miracle Nail Shiner (RRP $6.95)
  • Kerastase Nectar Thermique 10mL x 5 (RRP $39.50 150mL)
The packaging seems quite reasonable with bits of shredded paper for cushioning. I just bought Lancome's Tresor Midnight Rose for my mum (which you'll see in the haul that's uploading) so I know she'll like that. I do like it too, it's just not my fragrance of choice. I actually need a day moisturiser so definitely keen on trying the RoC one. I've been interested in their brand for a while now too. I have been also been interested in the Kerastase brand for a while now too but their stuff always seemed so expensive. The samples would be great to try out as well as to bring with me while I'm travelling. As for the lipliner, I've been meaning to try lipliners and a nude one is a great way to start. Finally the nail buffer. I have never heard of this brand before but shiny nails never hurt :)

That's my thoughts on this month's lust have it box. Overall I am quite pleased with what I found inside and can't wait for next month's!

xox