Monday, June 27, 2011

Navy Blue/ Green look with Sleek Storm

Hurray I have finally reached 100+ followers! I am so thrilled, thank you for following me :)
I apologize as this was done last week, but I really loved it so IDK why I delayed posting it! I was having a goodd day with my skin & hair, too :D

Lol for teh silly pose :P

Natural Light, Curtains reflecting onto my face haha

Revlon Photoready in Shell mixed with cheap foundation + highlighter
Palladio Rice Powder
Revlon Hushed blush in A Floral Affair, lightest colour for highlighting
Nyx JEP in Slate as a base
Sleek Storm palette; 2nd row, 2nd colour from the left on lid + lower lashline
Green in crease
Black in Outer V
Darkest brown blended a tiny bit into crease
1st row 2nd colour to highlight
Black bean in waterline/ lash line
Leftover pink l/s on lips, with foundation over the top & then Sportsgirl Lighten Up Lipgloss (great for applying in a dark club! Love the colour too)

Thanks for looking! <3

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Quick Tip: Washing Your Brushes

So I haven't really been doing quick tips in a while, & I hope these are helpful to someone! :) I try to keep them basic & well, quick, but that doesn't always work out haha.

-*Washing Your Makeup Brushes*-
You need to wash your makeup brushes often as bacteria will build which will not be good for your skin & eyes.

In Between Uses
Use a Brush Cleanser daily/ after use to disinfect your brushes & to help them keep for staining. As far as I'm aware, they dry pretty quickly so you can use them not long after if you have to. You can purchase this from MAC & E.L.F & I'm sure there are other good ones out there.

Deep Cleaning
I go by washing my face brushes that I use all the time once a week, and washing my eye brushes to once a month. That's mainly because I'm lazy :) However I think that face brushes are more important because they are in frequent contact with your skin, so you don't want to develop pimples from the bacteria that may be hiding.

1) Apply a tiny bit of Extra Virgin Olive Oil on a paper towel, & swipe your brush onto it in one direction until you feel like its enough. I use this 'coz it breaks down the makeup which makes it easier to wash it all out, and also gets out the stains easier. It also keeps my brushes softer since I find that it conditions them.
2) Fill up your basin with warmish water- not too hot or it will damage the bristles. Wet it by dipping it in, making sure not to get water past the ferrule (the metal part where the handle is clamped on to the bristles).
3) Apply a tiny bit of baby shampoo/ your shampoo of choice & rub it in to the bristles, keep doing this & washing it out until no more makeup comes out.
4) Let it dry flat on a hand towel overnight, do not blow dry!

I thought it would be funny to note that sometimes I will go through my friends brushes & instruct them to wash them coz I've seen horrendous ones lol! But that's just the makeup-obsessive side coming out in me :P

*Disclaimer: This is what I have found that works for me, using the EVOO has not effected my brushes in a bad way. This is also a basic guide so you can substitute products for what suits you*

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

2 Peachy Looks + Similar Lips

These are 2 looks from the other week, I am kicking myself because I sometimes take pics of the products I use so I can remember, however I didn't and I am so fustrated coz I wanna know what I used on the lips lol! So I dug out my lipsticks & swatched a few, but due to the lighting they look different =/ Hmmmm. I am gonna take a guess!

1st look..

Miss Fashion Beauty Giveaway

Wow this giveaway includes 3 winners! Seriously, click the pic above for a chance to win 1 of 3 prizes. Click the pic! Ends July 22
p.s may I add the first prize includes MAC impassioned :0 I have dreaming about owning that for so long *fingers crossed* lol!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Holiday Haul

Yes finally I am going to post my holiday haul.... I hadn't bought really any makeup in a while so I thought I would stock up =) Disclaimer: I am not bragging about what I bought I am showing you just coz! It looks like a lot more when its all pictured together haha.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Drop Dead Fred Giveaway!

Kristina from Beauty Expressions is hosting a giveaway thanks to Madd Style Cosmetics! Enter for a chance to win these 6 gorgeous piggies by clicking the 1st picture =) Ends July 18th! Good Luck <3

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Birthday Look : Yet again Smoky lol

Yep that's right, yesterday I turned the big 2-0 haha :P Well its not really big, it just means I am no longer a teen :0
Anyway I went with the smokey look again, with a bit of a defined crease, yeah it was going to be a cut crease but it turned out dramatic but wearable, once again haha. Products after pics! + some going out pictures :) We went out the Saturday night which was the day before my birthday & on Sunday my fiance (weird to say, right!?) & I went to lunch and went for a little bit of a walk along the jetty. & On Sunday night I had some family come around for chinese =)

Pic heavy!
Yes my skin is photoshopped by my camera. On camera it didn't look like the photos were turning out so I used this function just in case.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I am back- Sorta!! Holiday Pics + FOTD+ News

Hey guys well I am back home! However I think that I will be very busy for the next couple of weeks so I may be able to post from time to time but it will be difficult to check everyone's blogs!
I just want to say hello & thank you to all the new followers :D
Yah so I have soo many pics (not even all of them) from my holiday to Phuket so I have to pick just a few... & keep reading coz my news is coming up... no cheating by scrolling down mmk!!
Where "The Beach" was filmed

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Black & Gold Smokey eyes

Hey guys back again to quickly post another look! This was from about a month ago when  we went out to dinner with the family :) So it was a bit hard to remember the products used! Thanks for looking, I will reply to all comments when we get back :) xx
SO & I

JEP in yoghurt + slate
Gold Shimmery colour from 88 warm palette 
Shimmery dark blue also from 88 palette (pictured)

A Tad dusting of Nyx Pinky Blush

Nyx Pinky L/L
Nyx Spell Bound L/S