Month: January 2014

Wear It Wednesday: 2 Katy Perry Looks

Got a feature on Kate’s amazing blog this week! Check it out :)

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Beauty products that fly under the radar: Our hidden treasures

Hi Guys,

So we often give credit to brushes as the greatest beauty tools you can own but what about those ones we use constantly that just happen to fly under the radar?! Why I’m talking about those simple yet effective beauty tools such as cotton tips, lash curlers and tweezers. Now without these I would have nothing to aid me get rid of the dark bags under my eyes from mascara smudging, limp lashes and John Howard eye brows (Australian joke) But seriously let’s just take a moment to appreciate how awesome these tools are!

Cotton tips: I mostly use these to wipe off unwanted makeup when I make a mistake (which may I add quite frequently happens) I also use these when I apply falsies.

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Lash Curler: Now I wouldn’t say I use this everyday but if I want that extra umph in the lash department this is my go-to.

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Tweezers: Do I even need to explain to you where we would be without this magical tool! I like to keep to my natural brow shape so this just helps me pick up the stragglers growling wildly out of control.

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What are your hidden treasure beauty tools? These are defiantly the top three for me!

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How I make my blue eyes pop!!

Hi Guys,

One of the first things people notice about you is your eye colour which is why it is so important to make them stand out as much as possible. We all want to accentuate out best feature and with only 10% of the world’s population having blue eyes why not flaunt them!

A key to this is picking the right eye shadow. The trick to making blue eyes pop is using eye shadow from the opposite side of the colour wheel. The best colour to use would be orange but that’s just too bold for an everyday look so I like to stick to bronze, gold or copper colours. By creating a neutral smokey eye I can get the best colour payout from my eyes as these colours compliment them :)

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Hope this was helpful :)

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OOTD & FOTD – Casual Friday Look

Hi Guys,

It’s casual Friday at my work today so I just wanted to share with you my OOTD & FOTD

I’m wearing:

– Flats from Rubi Shoes 

– Jeggings

– Singlet and a chiffon top from Forever New

– Necklace from Collette

– Handbag from Mimco

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For makeup I did gold eyeshadow and nude lips :)

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M.A.C Saint Germain Lipstick Review

Hi Guys,

So today I am reviewing M.A.C’s Saint Germain Lipstick. Now this is the first M.A.C product I have ever purchased and the only one I own to this day. I had heard so many good things and when I tried it on at the shops I simply couldn’t resist not buying it. In Australia M.A.C is ridiculously expensive so this baby cost me a steep $36 which is the most I have ever paid for a lip product but I don’t regret it at all I love this lipstick!

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(As you can tell I use this a lot as there’s not much left! This is is on my lips)

It’s a bubble gum pink which is bright and fun! For me this is my perfect clubbing lipstick cause it super bright and it has great staying power. It’s one of M.A.C’s amplified cream lipsticks which means it build able which I love about it, so I can dab a bit on if I want to wear it to work or layer it thick to get a brighter pink.

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(please not this is not my image just one I found from the net which shows the colour better)

In terms of packaging M.A.C does an amazing job so no complaints in that department. I love how its vanilla scented, smells soo yummy! Saint Germain is definitely one of those colours though that you will either love or hate and I just happened to love it. It goes with my skin tone and doesn’t make my teeth look yellow which is what happens to a lot of other people who use this product so that’s good. I will without a doubt repurchase this product but I will wait until I go to USA in Feb as I can pick it up for $15US which is less than half of what we Aussies pay!

Overall this is a great lipstick with awesome pigmentation, a super creamy texture and great long lasting power!

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(And it matches me top! Boy do I have my shit together today or what! :P )

Have you guys tried this lipstick or what is your favourite lipstick from M.A.C? Any suggestions of lipsticks I should pick up for when I go to America?

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Drugstore Makeup Look

Hi Guys,

Here is my simple makeup look using only drugstore products!

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The products I used:

– Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation in Ivory

– Australis Fresh and Flawless Powder in Natural

– Jordana’s Best Lesh Extreme Mascara

– Face of Australia’s Liquid Liner in Black

– Face of Australia’s Budge Proof Eyeshadow

– NYX Blush in Peach

– NYX buttergloss

– Elf eyebrow kit in Light

– Maybelline Instant Age Rewind

This was done quickly before I went to work and reaaaaally shows you why I should never used liquid liner! What a fail!

What is your favourite drugstore product?

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