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November Favourites: Top 5 Beauty Picks

Hi Guys,

Here are my top 5 favourite beauty picks for November.

  1. NARS Laguna Bronzer
  2. Australis Fresh and Flawless Powder in Natural
  3. NYX HD Studio Photogenic Primer
  4. Models Prefer Extra Large Allover Brush
  5. Essence Lash Mania Reloaded Mascara

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What are your favourites for November?

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How to make blue eyes pop!

Hi Guys,

Just a quick post, I wanted to post my tip on how I get my blue eyes to stand out. Basically I just use colours that are on the opposite side of the colour spectrum than blue (ie. gold, browns, earthy colours). These colours contrast with the cool tone of my blue eyes and make them pop! 

ImageGosh, makeup honestly works wonders!!!! (here I have used a gold eyeshadow to make my eyes pop)

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Just me being a dick!

 

Anyways, speak soon.

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My Everyday Makeup Routine

Ok, I might not even get away with calling this “My Everyday Makeup Routine”.. Because I don’t consider this makeup?

Basically, for my everyday routine, I don’t wear foundation. All I wear is my Olay Moisturizer (normal skin), Rimmel London Scandalous Mascara and a nude coloured lipstick/lipgloss. (Side note: This is during the working week from Monday to Friday. On the weekend makeup routine is a whole other story!)

Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I don’t love makeup. Its more that my skin hates makeup.. I would say I have combination/oily skin so any makeup on my skin for longer then a few hours just causes it to go shiny and then as a result I break out in pimples the following day. Even after all the foundations I have tried I am still yet to find the perfect everyday foundation that doesn’t cause me to breakout in pimples (although Lioele’s BB cream and Revlon colorstay actually do a really great job).

Not only that. I have to admit, I am pretty lazy. To put foundation on every morning would just mean less sleep and I love my sleep too much haha! 

Anyways, here’s how it usually looks. I never usually post photos of myself without makeup just because I hate the unevenness of my skin.. but anyways, here goes..

Have a good one guys and speak soon :)

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OOTD#1 Casual Friday

I wanted to try something new and do an Outfit Of The Day post. So bare with me if this seems a bit dodgy as it is my first attempt :) So todays outfit is what I am wearing to work for casual Friday. So usually everyone wear jeans and a nice top – so this is the look I created.

Today I am wearing:

–      blue jeggings (for those who don’t know this is a mix between jeans and legging and OMG they are so comfy – $35AUD http://www.supre.com.au/DENIM-STRETCH-ANKLE-JEGGINGS.aspx?p84667)

–      a white Ralph Lauren polo I bought while I was in china ($9AUD)

–      a black and white striped sweater ($10AUD http://www.sesfashion.com.au/)

–      and my beloved patent turnlock zip top mimco bag ($499AUD http://www.mimco.com.au/patent-turnlock-zip-top)

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The make-up I decided to do is very simple and I used the products below to create this casual Friday look.

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Talk soon lovelies :)

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I CONFESS!! I have a serious addiction!!

Without a doubt I can admit to you guys that I am one of those people that gets obsessed with things. Right now its makeup. Six months ago it was nail polish. During that obsessive phase I collected probably 100 nail polishes. I mean, I still love my nail polishes but makeup is my current obsession. So as a crazy obsessed makeup freak I did what any crazy lady would do and went and bought some more makeup. So this is just a quick haul to show you what I got.

Until now I had never owned any benefit cosmetics so I thought its time I opened my collection up to this amazing brand. I have heard so many good reviews (on here and on yourtube) on the POREfessional primer and the high beam  highlighter. So I bought the full sized POREfessional but decided to get the high beam as part of a pack as is came with a blusher, lip gloss and the infamous rose tint. I am so excited to try out these products and write a review but I just wanted to show you guys this mini haul quickly! Did I mention I got a free masacara?! That’s right Myer’s highest selling product was thrown in for free when I bought the other two products, so I am stoked about this! Will post a review soon and will include swatches so keep an eye out.

Have a good day guys :)

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MAKE UP DON’TS

Time and time again I see girls break key makeup don’t rules so in this post I just wanted to point a few of these out.

 

Firstly, wearing foundation that is too dark. Yes we all want to be the dark natural tan shade but in reality we are most likely light porcelain! If you don’t know what shade you are, ask someone when you go to buy foundation. Avoid the dodgy makeup neck line and match your foundation to your skin puhhleeeeeeeease.

Secondly, adding too much blush and bronzer. Honey, we got it three layers ago, no need to keep piling it on. And while on that topic, don’t contour too much. Sometimes less is more.

Thirdly, wearing ridiculous eye shadow colours. Once again, less is more. Keep it simple. If you don’t know how to apply eye shadow correctly its best not to apply it at all.

Fourthly, lipstick. Surely it’s not just me who knows if you do big smoky eyes you keep a simple lip and if you want bold lips keep the eyes simple. Like common ladies, common sense! You can’t have your cake and eat it too. And while on topic, don’t overdraw your lips. It looks tacky.

Fifthly, EYEBROWS! We all know strong eyebrows are all the rave right now. But need I just remind you there is a fine line between nice structured eyebrows and HOLY CRAP YOU CLOWN! And boy do I know a few clowns haha.

Anyways they are my makeup donts. There are many more I could add but I shall save those for a rainy day.

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