make up

Makeup of the Day – The Doll Connection 2015

Hi Guys

So recently I attended The Doll Connection beauty blogger/vlogger event is Brisbane and as one does for these events, I glammed up. So today I wanted to show you how I created my look for the event as I got quite a few compliments throughout the day for my makeup.

IMG_9084 (more…)

Advertisements

Project Sample Testing take #2

Hi Guys,

So I have been trying to stick with a post once a week on a Monday morning but I thought what the heck its hump day and I want to share something with you that I have recently decided I wanted to start doing and thats .. project sample! So waaaaaaayyyy back in May last year I had a post where I went about using up a number of samples I had.

IMG_4076 (more…)

How I clean my makeup brushes #bbloggers

Hi Guys,

So being Sunday yesterday it was the perfect time to clean my makeup brushes. I’m not going to lie this is my least favourite thing about beauty, the chores! It’s like plucking your eyebrows or removing nail polish, no one enjoys those tasks. We like the application and playing around. None of this cleaning business *sigh* regardless, it has to be done to avoid nasty bacteria that can build up on the brushes.

Image

So here’s how I tackle this boring chore. A few YouTuber’s have put me onto using Johnson’s Baby Shampoo so that’s what I use, you can pick it up from your local supermarket.

Image

Other than that you just need some tap water and your own hands (oh and your dirty makeup brushes of course). I do this into my sink and I squirt a bit of the shampoo in the nook where the soap usually sits. This way I just pick up my brush, drench it in water, dip it in the shampoo and clean away (using gentle circular motions).

Image

Please note, for bigger/denser brushes I recommend repeating this process a few times until clear water runs from the brush when you squeeze the excess water out. 

Image

You’ll then need to let these babies dry possibly overnight (that’s how long my big fluffy brushes take). Make sure you have your brushes drying upside down as you don’t want to have them the other way around and then the water eat away at the glue and cause bristles to fall out :) 

Image

Until next time..

Xxbrittersblog

God gift from heaven for all you nail painters!!

You know when you’re doing your nails and you’ve waited ages for them to dry, think you’re safe and NEK MINNIT those beautiful fresh nails are ruined because they weren’t dry and you’ve knocked them against something!!! Well I have been praying for a product to fix this and have recently found one! Essence express dry drops. Not only does it work, it’s cheap! I got mine for about $3.50 from Priceline. BRILLIANTT!

xxbrittersblog

20130520-190806.jpg

Big, Bold, Beautiful Lashes

People often ask me if I am wearing false eye lashes because my eye lashes look huge. Most of the time I am not (only wear falsies on special occasions) so I thought I would give you my tips on how I make my eyelashes appear nice and big!

Firstly, currrrrl those lashes girl! I cannot stress how important this step is. Curl them lashes. This points the lashes up to the sky which gives the false lash effect. I use the Lancôme eyelash curler (came in a pack as a present) but any normal eyelash curler should work.

 Image

Secondly, apply layer upon layer of mascara. I use Maybelline vibrating mascara. I rarely use the vibrating part of this mascara I just find this mascara gives me the thick clumpy lashes I am after. Use your mascara and do countless layers brushing up. To give these lashes more dimension I also apply one of two coats of mascara brushing down the eyelash. This gives it HEAPS of volume.

 Image

Taa –daaaa! Pear this with a smoky eye and your ready to hit the town. If you would like me to do a tutorial on my version of a smoky eye comment below and I shall arrange that!!

 

xImagexbrittersblog

 

Concealer!

Hi Guys,

Up until a few months ago I would always put my primer on, pack my face with concealer and then put my foundation on. Boy was I wrong! When you apply your foundation first you cover up most of the imperfections already, then you only need to go back and touch up a few blemishes with concealer. By putting on my concealer first I used up a lot more concealer then I actually needed and when putting on my foundation with a brush I was basically wiping off my concealer anyways, ahh so silly! So to do this the right way:

Step 1: Apply foundation all over the face with a brush or sponge.

Step 2: Have a close up look and see if there are any areas which need a bit more coverage.

Step 3: Spot conceal on those areas which were missed (make sure to only apply a thin layer).

My favourite concealer is Essence Stay Natural Concealer. It’s a wind up pen so it’s so easy to use, best of all it’s so cheap! I think it was $3-5 from Priceline! Cant beat it! It looks like this…

Xxbrittersblog

Image