Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Youtube Inspiration #1: Emma Pickles

I've been a fan of watching beauty videos on YouTube such a long time, and recently I've copied a couple of makeup tutorials so I thought I would put it into kind of a mini series that I will occasionally post so I can share my favourite Beauty Guru's. Hopefully it will create inspiration for those who may be looking for someone new to follow.
This first installment is an Arabic-inspired look by the beautiful & talented Emma Pickles. You should definitely check her out, she has an awesome accent, to-the-point videos & seems so lovely. I will share the video down below!

Colourful Arabic-esque Eyes

Monday, May 27, 2013

Lip Inventory 5: Mauves, Berry & Wine

I am slowly getting through my lipstick collection!! I wish I had posted brand by brand but I've almost finished it so there's no point in starting again. Also as I have bought many new lip products since I've started some aren't included in the older ones. And I'm planning to buy many more in a few months time ;)
 I also timed this badly as Autumn is just about finished here in the Southern Hemisphere, but hope it will be helpful to others later in the year!

Firstly, the colours I'm describing can get a bit too confusing between each other so I hope this helps a bit to those who are wondering about the differences.
 Mauve is a pale lavender-lilac colour. I think of it as a very My Lips But Better (MLBB) colour as it is fairly close to my natural lip colour.
Berry colours are closer to claret, burgundy or deep purple tones, as obviously berries come in a lot of different colours, these are the hues I am referring to.
Wine is a dark shade of red,as I'm sure you would probably be aware of.
These are just my views on these colours, I hope it makes sense! The deeper colours are very suited to Autumn & Winter, but the lighter ones can be used all year around because they go with lighter eye looks as well.

 L-R: Nyx round lipstick in Tea Rose, Bloom Honeysuckle, Australis Colour Inject lipstick in Samba, Boogie Woogie

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Bite Beauty Cosmetics// Lip Products Review & Swatches

Bite Beauty is a brand that is featured fairly frequently on Ozsale, and while I was on my "spending ban", which is now a lot more stricter since it is a bit more closer to my big holiday, I saw it on there and thought I would try something from a new brand.

Description from their website-
"Bite Beauty is an all-natural lip care company operating out of downtown Toronto. Our mission is to create lipstick that is high performance and healthy enough to eat for women everywhere."

Monday, May 20, 2013

Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Moisturizer

Do you ever find you have never heard of a certain product or brand before and then as soon as you buy it, it pops up everywhere? This is what happened after I bought the Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Moisturizer, after finding reviews on Makeup Ally of their different moisturizers I chose one that seemed to be suitable for me.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

How to: Effortless Glowy Skin

If you've been following me for a while, you probably know that I absolutely love a glowy/ dewy foundation finish. As my skin is dry/ dehydrated I love looking like I have a healthy glow and here's how I achieve it!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Subtle Sexy 60's Makeup

 Hey beauties!

This is an older FOTD that has a subtle sexy 60's vibe with a slightly defined but more blended crease, and a small cat eye that extends all the way into the inner eye corner, creating a sexier feline shape for those ladies who have rounder eyes. This is a very cool toned look so you can use warmer crease colours if you would prefer, but I've also kept the cheeks & lips cool toned as well. I really adore this look & I hope you all like it!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Diva Jewellery Haul

 Diva is an Australian Jewellery shop that sells decent items for affordable prices. As I do not have one near me, and it has been forever since I have acquired any new accessories, I thought it was about time I would place an order.
 Although our summer is done & dusted, I was feeling like I needed a few bright statement necklaces & earrings, but just because it is not the season doesn't mean I can't brighten up my look! I bought the necklaces in mind especially to wear out clubbing as I have a lot of black clothes & bright accessories will change the look.

Friday, May 10, 2013

LA Girl Blush // Review, Swatches & Comparison

I bought these L.A Girl blushes from IKatehouse not too long ago and you may remember me saying I wasn't too sure about them, because it was so hard to find good swatches at the time so I wasn't sure what I would be getting. The shades I got weren't really unique so I thought I would go through my collection and see what they compared to.

Monday, May 6, 2013

MAC Samples// Swatches & Comparisons

A little while ago I came across a website that sells MAC lipstick, pigment, paintpot samples & more as well as their own brand that takes after the name of the website, Her Body Needs. There are so many lipsticks from MAC that I "need" but I wanted to make sure that I didn't have anything too similar already, but I wish I had replaced some samples with others instead.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Nyx Eyebrow Cake Powder // Review & How To

 Ever since I ran out of my E.L.F Eyebrow Kit ages ago, I have been just using the dark brown eyeshadow from the Sleek Storm palette, and after I hit pan on that big time I went to the darkest brown in the Wet n Wild Vanity Palette. But I have been wanting to use an eyebrow kit for the longest time now, so I thought I would give NYX's eyebrow cake powder a go, and have been using it for over a month now.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Collective Clothing Haul // Cocolatte, Dissh, BlueJuice & More

Firstly I am so happy to announce that I am featured on Ms American Pie's Beauty blog for the month of May, yay! She always has really insightful & well written posts & super creative makeup posts & on top of that she is such a darling. You can check out the post & her blog here.

Back to the post, I want to apologize for the lack of quality in the pictures. I am sort of contemplating buying a better camera but we shall see!
& I know I am not meant to be buying anything, but I have certainly slowed down lately. It is way too hard when I see a good special. And I am still trying to build up my staple wardrobe collection so that is mainly what this haul consists of.

This is a clothing brand that is featured quite regulary on Ozsale, and they have single clothing items or packs of 2 with different colours, for a very cheap price. I bought these thinking of my summer holiday coming up in the US for very comfortable traveling clothes. There are always new pieces adding in when this sale comes up.

Crochet And Mesh Vest

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Cult Classics // China Glaze For Audrey

 For Audrey has been near the top of my To try cult list for a while. So I had finally bought it amongst Flip Flop Fantasy & Flirty Tankini on Brands Exclusive. It is a gorgeous pale turquoise or Tiffany blue colour, as the name suggests if you're familar with Breakfast at Tiffanys' & Audrey Hepburn. It is a cream finish and I found the consistency was pretty good while applying it, with only a few streaks that were covered by the second coat.