Tuesday, February 26, 2013

My actual V-day Makeup //Day To Night

I know it's almost been 2 weeks but as long as it's still February, right? (I always seem to be late, lol!)
But I still wanted to share my day-to-night makeup that I wore on Valentines day/ night.... because I can! Not that I need one day out of the whole year as an excuse to wear pink ;)


Monday, February 25, 2013

Australian Beauty Bloggers unite!

I'm such a dork but I'm so happy to be a part of the Australian beauty blogging community.
Jessi from Jessi in Wonderland has recently created a Facebook group so we can all "meet" together & support each other and share our love for all things beauty.
I think it's awesome, thank you!

Click the picture to join. & be sure to invite every aussie beauty blogger you know!

And as a sort of tribute I would like to share my fave Aussie youtube guru's, about 6 months ago I started getting into them and watching them on youtube and I've found a lot of aussie talent on there! So please go and check them out, especially if you're looking for new gurus to watch!
In no particular order..
Chloe Morello a beautiful, talented aussie with a sweet personality... she has gorgeous tutorials!
Lauren Beautyy Does lots of sexy clubbing makeup looks, great for a younger crowd to watch but also for any ages
Karima Mckimmie A newer talented youtuber, her videos are professional and full of advice, she has the most exquisite makeup collection. You have to check out her Harlem Shake video!
Shell Barbie A hilarious & outgoing personality... if you want a giggle watch her... (language warning)
Beautybybritneyx Shell's bestie, she doesn't post as many beauty vids any more but she is still entertaining to watch
DOMMsmiles Another hilarious girl with nice beauty & style videos
Justsugarandspice A sweet girl with cute beauty & fashion videos
Saturdaynightsalrite Technically not an Aussie but a Canadian living in Australia with an awesome sense of style & makeup
Shaanxo Also not an Aussie but pretty much a cousin (being a kiwi), with helpful beauty & style tips.

So that is pretty much my fave aussie beauty youtube gurus, please let me know of anymore that you think I should check out!

 Also join The Pretty Vain in celebrating her one year blog-iversary by entering her giveaway to win the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette!
Click the picture! Ends in one day, sorry for the late notice!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Stila In The Light // Review & Swatches

Why hello darlings <3
As mentioned in my haul post here, I received the Stila In The Light palette as a giveaway prize winner, woo! This is a gorgeous palette with pretty wearable neutral colours, hope this review is helpful!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

2x FOTD: Neutral Eyes, Pink Lips

Hey sexy ladies <3
This is another double post this time featuring neutral eyes & pink lips... both the same concept but very different looks. I will always love this combo! There are so many types of pink lipsticks not to have fun trying them out ;)

~Look 1
This day I wanted to define my eyes keeping it fairly natural, and I wanted to try out my Vau Beauty lashes out. And I was in the mood for some bright pink lips so Viva Glam Nicki was the go!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Collective haul! Cherryculture, Beautyjoint, China Glaze & More.

I've been waiting a while to receive all my packages that I ordered around the same time so I could put them into a collective haul-style post this time. I've been using some of the products in my FOTD's so I'm happy I can finally show you properly, now!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Pink Flamingo Makeup Look or Valentines if you wish ;)

Hi lovers!
Y'all know what today is, the (dreaded to some) Valentines day!! (at least it is where I am ;))

In case you haven't noticed I've been trying to name my more "exciting" makeup looks.... even if they do come out tacky-sounding! When I did this last week it wasn't meant to be for anything special but as I was writing this post I thought.... well what better time to post it! I was planning to do a verrry similar look for v-day anyway (I have a day and night version planned :P)

This was playing around with my La Splash Glitter (Haul post coming up, hopefully when I receive my next beauty order! Hurry up yo!!) & my Inglot eyeshadows again, finding out that I can make pretty combos using a brighter lid colour & browns throughout the crease. These glitters can be used sort of in daytime looks, depending on what you call daytime (can be a bit more dramatic for me :P) and adding just a touch makes for a pretty sparkly look :D

Monday, February 11, 2013

New mascara buys; Which one to try first!

Every now & then Woolworths has some of their cosmetics on sale. I've been wanting to try these mascaras for ages now so I thought I may as well pick them up and add them to my backup collection. Keep in mind this was a couple of weeks ago so they wont be on special still, but keep a look out for next time. When I was on my "spending ban" I was going to buy Falsies flared but I put it back right before checkout because I felt guilty and I didn't want to cave that easily.

Maybelline One By One, Maybelline The Falsies Flared

Saturday, February 9, 2013

On Fiyah! Lava Dust Makeup Look

 I've been trying to use my Inglot eyeshadows a bit more lately and wanted to do something sunrise-ish and then I remembered I had a glitter that would go perfectly with this look! As you can see with my eyes open it's not very noticeable and then bam! I kept the rest of the face & lips quite light toned although I think it would look nicer with a coloured lip.

Monday, February 4, 2013

2x FOTD's: Bare lower lashline, Cat-Eyes.

Hey lovely ladies <3
Ahh I have so many FOTD's to catch up on, it feels like I haven't posted a proper one in forever! So I will try to post them all close-ish together. I have been doing similar looks lately with bronzed & highlighted skin and "clean" eyes and I've started taking my pictures in different lighting as well. These 2 FOTD's have nothing on the lower lash line which I've been doing a bit more as it makes my eyes look more feline, awake & refreshed. (so I think, anyway!)

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Lip Inventory 3: Oranges & Coral

The third installment in my lip inventory project is my orange & coral lipstick collection. Once again a lot of the swatches aren't a true representation of colour in real life but it is pretty close.

 L-R: Nyx Round Lipstick in Margarita, L'oreal Studio Secrets in Coral, BYS Lipstick in Coral Kiss, Jordana Lipstick in Mango, Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Coral Crush, David Jones lipstick in Sunburst, Sportsgirl Pout About It in Fruit Tingle, MAC lipstick in Morange.