Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Glam Smoky Eye Picture Tutorial

While I was doing this makeup for an engagement party I thought I may as well take pictures from each step for another tutorial. This is very similar to the eye's I wore here except a bit more glammed up with optional glitter, using the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette. Keep reading to see how to do this look!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

My Lipstick Inventory Part 1: Pinks

I've been working on this for the longest time haha. The only thing is I've been too lazy to do a whole lot of lipstick swatches but yay I did it, even if my lips were hurting at the end :P I was actually inspired by a post by the lovely Karima a while back to go through my lipsticks & see how many are actually similar.
Please look past the messy application, the closeups were mainly so you can see the colours. Unfortunately not all are as accurate as what I would like =/

For most of these lipsticks I will link them to when I've used them in FOTD's so please check it out so you can see what it looks like with other makeup & full-faced!

Light Pinks
 L-R: BYS Foxy Fuchsia, Revlon Colorburst in Candy Pink, Nyx Round Lipstick in Strawberry Milk, Nyx Round Lipstick in Harmonica, Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream in Tokyo

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Sultry Bronzed Fall Makeup

It's far from fall here but some days have been feeling a little bit cooler, so I hopped on the fall makeup bandwagon lol.
These camera angles make my forehead & nose huge & my chin tiny! eep.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Going in for the peel.

I posted about the peel I was getting a while back, called the 2b Bio Peel which you can see my before/ during/ after pics here. Lately my skins' been feeling congested & I still have some scarring from my acne, but apart from that it has been ok although I still get the occasional pimple. I'm going to do another course of 4 of the same peel to refresh my skin & I wanted to share actual pics of the peel.
Warning: There are some not-so-pretty pictures coming up ahead!

Taken before I left the house.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Naked smoky eye with a bright twist.

I actually wore this eyeshadow look 3 times this week- something I've never done. [my eye makeup that was unfinished in my Essence mascara review] But I changed up the lipsticks & added falsies & glitter for another one. These pics were taken the day I had my peel (post coming on that soon!) & I used my mineral foundation which is a wee bit too dark for me but I think it looks nice when I'm not extremely pale, just to add some colour. I have also just started loving this lipstick again- see what combo it is down below!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Roadtest: Essence I Love Extreme Volume Review

So I bought this in my haul back in July & finally cracked it open although I still have a few mascara's on the go. I just bought it without hearing anything about it so I thought that would be interesting. I have been wearing it for the past few days so here is my thoughts.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Summer Makeup: Neutral eyes, bright lips.

So if you're lucky enough to be coming into summer, who else can't wait for it!? It is slowly getting warmer  here woohoo. I know that I do not like to wear heavy makeup if it is hot 'coz it feels like it is sliding off your face, so I think something similar to this will be a staple for my summer makeup!

I pretty much copied this from one of my fave youtube guru's, ChloeMorello. I know I have mentioned her before but she does have great videos & tutorials and the fact that she's an aussie is a winner. Thanks to her I've been watching a lot more aussie youtubers! I know that she called hers a clubbing look but I think its wearable for day as well. (but it does kinda look more dramatic on her- lashes make a difference). What do you think?

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A small update + recent makeovers & kitty pics!

So not much has changed lately, work is going good, I now have 2 more assignments to go woohoo, an assessment and then I shall be hopefully qualified as a beauty therapist :D
The main gist of this post is to show you some makeup I have done on friends recently.. not as much as I'd like though, coz I'm getting used to doing it on other people now yahoo! I also got to do a younger girls flower girl makeup which was nice because I had to keep it natural but let her beauty shine through :D

This is my friend Shenitta who came over from interstate at the start of september. She is also a beauty therapist!
 Going out for dinnner
I used the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette, if my memory serves me well I used: Verve, Pistol, Busted, Tease & Bootycall. Ignore the eyeliner, I haven't quite got the knack of doing that on other yet. She has a similar eyeshape to me so it's quite easy to choose eyeshadow placement for her lol.

Friday, October 5, 2012

My Updated Foundation Routine. Pic Heavy Step by Step

This is something which I think I will keep changing as I try new products & brushes but it's always nice to have an established base routine. Last year I posted this and while most of the products & techniques are the same but I like the results better.(wow I didn't realize how many things are *actually* the same! Most of the things used today are from my Project Empty.)
Please note: I had my eyebrows tinted the day before although one of them looks filled in :S I also pretty much always do my eye makeup first but because I was doing a neutral eye today I decided to do foundation first so you can see the effect properly.
(not my pic.. forgot to take my own.)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

JooMoo Face Wash Review

 JooMoo is a "Revolutionary new skincare company" that is targeted for young teenagers (ages 14-24) with skin problems, namely acne, oily-ness & allergies, which was created after trying to create a solution after developing a skin allergy that seemed untreatable. They wanted to develop an effective natural face wash & discovered that the skin needs to be cleaned & restored back to it's natural environment in order to prevent & cure most skin diseases. JooMoo was launched in June 2012 in the UK.

The Product
Packaging: This is in a nice squeeze-y tube that makes it easy to control how much product you need. The design on the packaging itself is colourful & creative & appealing to teenagers. It claims on the front: 100% Truly Natural. Prevent spotty, sore & inflamed skin. And Exclusively for young, sensitive skin.
Product: A foaming gel that would require oil-flow in the skin as it feels like it helps take away some of the oily-ness to balance the skin. It smells strongly of cinnamon as it has a lot of cinnamon-related properties in the ingredients. It is a nice, refreshing smell that lingers on the skin afterwards, and you can even smell it through the bottle!
Ingredients:  The main ingredients are Aqua, Saccharum Officinarum (unrefined sugar) Extract, Sea Salt (good for reducing oil-flow) Honey (anti-inflammation properties), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange- Vit. C that is good for pigmentation )..... and at the end are a few different ones involving cinnamomum (cinnamon, hence the fragrance). It also has one with Cassia which is a Chinese cinnamon that is known to help flush out redness by creating a false heat. As this is all natural with no preservatives you can expect it to slightly change colour which is normal. However it does have a best before date on it but it should be fine to use after.

 My Thoughts
 I have to agree with the philosophy of JooMoo that skincare products need to restore the natural environment of the skin in order to cure the problems . My skin still gets the occasional pimple
& I have a bit of redness so I thought this product would be good for me, however as I have no oil-flow it made my skin feel tight & extremely dry, so I couldn't use it over a long enough period to test it out properly. However I will pass it on to someone that I think it would benefit. I have found this review here with different opinions & more information if you wish to check it out (N/A)
Check out their website here. The price of this face wash is aprox. AU$7.40 (bargain! for 100ml).

Sorry for all the words but thanks for reading if you did. I cannot recommend this product based on my experiences with having dry skin but if you are interested please read the other review I posted above to see if it would suit you.

*Disclaimer: This product was sent to me by the company with intention to review. This has not affected my review in any way, all thoughts & opinions are 100% my own. Information derived from what was sent to me and also some from my training for my course :D*

Monday, October 1, 2012