Monday, May 28, 2012

Makeup Brush Essentials: Eyes & Lips

This is a post that is hopefully helpful to the beginners out there who cannot decide what type of brushes they should be looking for. Don't get me wrong, my brush collection has taken a loong time to slowly build up, but as long as you start with the basics you can keep adding to it later on. You also don't need to buy the most expensive brushes for a great result.
However today I will not be focusing on the brands, simply on the type of brushes. I hope that makes sense lol.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Anniversary EOTN, Smoky with Makeup Geek

The other night was my SO & my 1 year anniversary of engagement, I can't believe how fast the year has gone! We often get the question "when's the date?" & fortunately we haven't really had "Why did you get engaged if you weren't planning to marry straight away?" so you can guess we don't have a date & that's how we want it for a while, lol. I'd rather have completed my traineeship before having to worry about planning something so big.
We just went out for tea, nothing too fancy because that's the way we wanted it lol. But I still wanted to do my makeup nicely. It's certainly no first-date makeup & probably a bit too much for some people but it was just like any other occasion to go out for dinner.
I used a few Makeup Geek (MUG) eyeshadows -reviews and swatches coming up soon!). Here it is.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

How to get bouncy curls overnight!

There are many ways to get curls with no heat, but this is such a pretty way that you can wear out before taking it out- I left mine in for 24 hours before I did (believe me the elastic headband kept slipping down & driving me crazy, but if the hair was coming out all it took was to kind of roll the hair back under the band).

 All I used was an elastic head band and twisted my hair starting from the front & working side to side until all hair is tucked under it. Its hard to visualize like that but there are a few great tutorials on youtube.
 I couldn't find the one from lilithedarkmoon   but this is what I did

I used a thinner one for my hair so the curls turned out a bit different to hers but it's pretty much the same result. You can also add mousse to your hair before twisting it.
Sorry for the instagram photo lol- but this is how it looks from behind. Super Pretty!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Blog Hopping: The New Trend

Haha, instead of bar hopping, get it? :P
Bad jokes aside, blog hopping is a great way of getting your blog noticed, and checking out a lot of other bloggers.
So when I saw this website I thought It would be perfect. They offer a weekly hop where you follow the simple instructions to get your blog put out there, and to check out other blogs. You can even start your own hop.
They also offer a blog critiquing service where they will post your blog so you can get feedback from all sorts of readers which I think is a great idea.
In fact, my blog was recently featured for critiquing. Woohoo!!
Check that out here ! & Feel free to contribute. I'm definitely going to work on tidying up my blog.
They also include lots of blog tips which are great for beginner bloggers.
Click the pic below to check out the site.

Sigma face Brushes: F82 + F84

I've been window shopping on the Sigma website for the longest time, making wishlists but not actually purchasing. I finally bit the bullet and ordered a couple of face & eyebrushes.
Today I'm reviewing the Sigma f82 and f84 brushes. I purchased them a few weeks ago as a pack together as they had a special of $8 off and because I have been looking for something like these for a while.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Makeup on Others

I'll jump at a chance to do makeup on others, especially as I need to practice because its so different from doing it on yourself! Haha.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Cherry Culture small haul + Milani FOTD

I've wanted to order from cherry culture for soo long but have finally gotten around to doing it, yahoo :)
Mainly because I had seen 2 blushes from Milani that looked soo good on others. Plus I have wanted to try their lipsticks for ages.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

How to: Summery Electrick Eyeliner

Yes, yet another eyeliner look lol. This is a fun look for summer & can be done with any colours.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Glamour Winged eyeliner

Here I was getting over the flu, and I wasn't going to go out but I ended up doing so haha. I think winged eyeliner, false eyelashes & a bold lipstick can look so glamorous like this, like you've put in a lot of effort when you actually haven't, haha :)