Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Summer holidays!

Quick post because I was proud of the two photos I took and edited on my phone :) hope you guys like them too

Sunday, 4 December 2011

November favourites!

It’s finally the season to be jolly!  So my November favourites are due,
To start off with I haven’t been wearing much foundation last month, my daily routine includes Dermalogica’s sheer tint moisture with SPF15 in the colour light. Like the name says it’s a sheer coverage moisturiser, which leaves me with a nice summer dewy glow.

Over the top of that is a well known favourite in the beauty community and it’s MAC mineralize skin finish natural in the colour Medium. My go to powder for summer.


My favourite brush this month is a cheap BYS brush, which was about $5 AUD from cosmetics plus. It’s a fairly dense brush with soft synthetic bristles so I use it to apply foundation and concealer.

Moisturised lips in summer are a must, so my absolute love this month has been the Maybelline baby lips in I believe cherry. It smells amazing and leaves my lips soft and moisturised.

I’ve been wearing the same colour most of this month on my nails, and although it is a weird choice for summer, I got into the festive season early. O.P.I’s nail lacquer in Quarter of a cent cherry. The colour in the photo is showing it redder then it actually is, it is a gorgeous burgundy colour and not usually a colour I would go for. Definitely worth checking out next time you’re in a store. 

My last favourite for this month is my two babies. My lovely dogs, Pisco (Boxer) and Buddha (Maltese x shitzu). Pisco is nearly 11 and Buddha will be three on the 13th of December. (Photos are a bit old because I don’t have any new ones on the computer) 

Hope you enjoyed my November favourites! I have my november GlossyBox post coming up tomorrow :)

Friday, 18 November 2011

TAG: 40 (42) Beauty Questions


1) How many times do you wash your face daily?
Twice, Morning and Night

2) What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo)
combination, oily t-zone, dry cheeks

3)What is your current facial wash?
I currently use Dermalogica's UltraCalming cleanser in the morning and Dermalogica's Medibac skin clearing wash at night (to control breakouts and oil)

4)Do you exfoliate?
Yes 3 times a week

5) What brand do you use?
endota spa aloe and jojoba face scrub, all their products are organic so great for your skin and you also see really good results. This scrub is 80% organic :) (available in endota spas in Australia or online at www.endotadayspa.com.au if international)

6) What moisturizer do you use?
Dermalogica medibac oil control lotion.

7) Do you have freckles?
I have a few but not many :)

8) Do you use eye cream?
I know i should but not at the moment

9) Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
Because my skin can get fairly oily im prone to breakouts, i have never had sever acne though.

10) Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?
I used it about 5 years ago and it was the worst thing i ever did for my skin :(

11) What foundation do you use?
Liquid = either Chanel Vitalumiere aqua or Covergirl Naturelux (love this foundation!)
Powder = MAC studio fix or Youngblood Nautral Mineral Loose Foundation

12) How about concealer?
Napoleon Perdis pro palatte concealer

13) Do you know your undertone color?

14) What do you think of fake eyelashes?
I don't have any problem with fake eyelashes, if put on well they can look gorgeous and natural, or sexy and dramatic :)

15) Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
I do know that but I don't always throw them out when i should

16) What brand of mascara do you use?
absolutely loving Revlon grow lucious mascara in extreme black

17) Sephora or MAC?
We don't have Sephora in Australia, but when i lived in the US i loved it. So now i would have to go MAC

18) Do you have a MAC Pro-card?
No i don't

19) What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
I use a variety of makeup brushes

20) Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
I use my concealer for my eye primer

21) For the face?
Clinique Pore Refining Solutions

22) What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?
my Illamasqua pure pigments in Ore and Furore

23) Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
pencil for duing the day and liquid at nighttime

24) How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
when i first started wearing it, basically everytime i put it on :). Now ive had some years practice it happens rarely

25) What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
Considering my favourite eyeshadows are pigments, i love them :)

26) Do you use mineral makeup?
I have alot of mineral makeup, for face and eyes

27)What is your favorite lipstick?
Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Moss in 05, a gorgeous raspberry colour

28) How about lipgloss?
Rimmel London volume booster lip plumping gloss in 040 Tease.. The lip plumping isn't important to me i chose it for the colour, it's a sheer plum colour

29) What is your favorite blush to use?
NARS blush in Deep Throat

30) Do you buy your makeup on ebay?
i've never bought makeup on ebay and i don't think i ever will

31) Do you like drugstore makeup?
one of my favourite brands is Rimmel London, drugstore products are affordable and you're getting a good quality product

32) Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets)
We don't have any where i live :(

33) Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
I will be at the beginning of next year :)

34) Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
when i first started i definitely was, but bow ive been doing it for a few years so i would say im not any more.

35) Name a makeup crime that you hate?
Too much bronzer.

36) Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
I change what i wear everyday, i like both colour and neutral

37) Which celebrity always has great make up?
Hayden Panettiere

38) If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use?

39) Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
If it was a matter of life and death of course, but i choose not to, i like to have at least foundation on

40) Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
I think i do but i'm far less confident in myself then when i do have it on

41) In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?
MAC always have an amazing selection but for drugstore brands i would say Rimmel London or Revlon

42) What do you think of Makeup?
I think its an art, its like painting :) Makeup helps to make a woman feel more comfortable with who they are.
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Saturday, 12 November 2011

October Favourites!

Better late than never :) I've been so busy with work which is why this is so late, sorry!

Where i live it is summer and extremely hot, has been getting up to 40degrees Celsius (about 104degrees Fahrenheit). Melting weather. So makeup has been a pain to wear because it melts off your face.

My first favourite (non-makeup) is my Halloween decorations.


I got the plate and the bowl from Tokyo Disneyland last year when i went over for a holiday. Disneyland really is the happiest place on earth. unfortunately you won't be able to get these anymore but i loved them throughout October, they added the Halloween spirit to my room without having too much. I used the plate to leave my rings on and the bowl for my makeup brushes.

My next favourite is the Rimmel London i love fruities lasting finish nail polish (what a mouthful). I'm in love with the colour for summer and when i got it i didn't even realise that it was scented. i prepped and painted my nails and when it dried i could smell something, that's right the '053 Apricot Punch' nail polish smells like apricot. I will definitely be going to buy more of these, not only for the amazing scent they give but the consistency is gorgeous, i find i could live with one coat but its second nature to do 2 so i do, it looks flawless on the nails.
(sorry theres no photo of the colour on the nails, i have a different colour on for work)

Ah, Soap and Glory Hand Food, the summer hand savior. This is a much raved about product and I'm in love with it. It is one of the best hand moisturizers that i have ever used. It lives in my hand bag because it is so delicious, it's honestly like a convenient treatment for your hands. It's a non greasy, Shea butter, macadamia oil and marshmallow smelling hand cream for all ages and skin types. If you can get your hands on this products, it is definitely worth it. (I purchased this from Mecca cosmetica for about $9.95 AUD)

 The next three favourites are my only cosmetics for the month of October, it has just been far too hot for anything. 

Rimmel London soft kohl kajal eye liner pencil in 061 jet black. I use this just to line my upper lash line. Lining only your upper lash line gives the appearance of larger eyes. It's easy to get a thin or thick line and the creamy consistency is fantastic for smudging, so it suits those smokey eye looks.

 Another essential, Revlon's grow luscious by fabulash mascara in Blackest black. I got this product in a free pack when i spent a certain amount on Revlon products in my local David Jones store. This mascara claims to help your lashes grow and i don't know if its worked or if its in my head but i've noticed a difference in the length of my lashes. this mascara leaves my lashes super black, lengthened, and thick. I apply two coats and find that i get amazing results.

When i was on holiday in Melbourne, i went shopping and stopped in at the Illamasqua counter. The guy working there was the sweetest guy ever and we talked for about an hour, so helpful and recommended the most amazing products (which i wanted to buy all of them). Unfortunately as it was one of my last stops i only got two pure pigments, in ORE which is is a rust brown colour and i use it to contour my eyes and on the outer part of my lower lash line. The second colour is is FURORE, a champagne peach shimmer colour which is gorgeous as an all over lid colour, highlight and inner corner colour.

Those are my favourites for the month of October. 
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Friday, 14 October 2011

October Beauty Box!

Want to try new beauty samples every month at an inexpensive price? if you do then Beauty Box is something you want!

The Beauty Box is the Australian version of Americas Birchbox. You pay $14.95 a month and then you receive your Beauty Box in the mail every month. There's no locked in contract so you can cancel it anytime. 

So this is the second month i have got the beauty box and i have been happy with both. Let's get onto to samples in this month's Beauty Box:

The Beauty Box comes with a letter from the Team which has a brief explanation on the samples you have received and the price for the full size product.

Ok, now the fun part, the samples:

The first samples were of the Calvin Klein Fragrance: CK one Shock for him and her. There was two samples of each fragrance,

CK one Shock for him to me is more of a younger man smell, it smells like an oriental fragrance however isn't overpowering. A very surprising fragrance and if i was a guy i would be purchasing the full size of this fragrance.

CK one shock for her is another surprising Calvin Klein fragrance, it has a very young feminine fragrance. It has a vanilla scent with a slight but fresh scent of berries. Getting into summer where i live i will definitely be buying this fragrance in full size.
 The next sample i received was the John Frieda full repair full body shampoo and conditioner. I've been looking for a new shampoo and conditioner for a while so i'm excited to try these.

These products contain lightweight Inca Inchi Oil to help repair the look and feel of overworked hair.

They say they help to repair damage from frequent heat styling and colouring. I'll let you know how i go with these :)

 The Garnier Body Intensive 7 days moisturiser with L-Bifidus and Shea Butter. I'm a bit skeptical about the moisturiser lasting for 7 days so i will definitely be trying this moisturiser. The moisturiser with Shea Butter is for dry to extra dry skin and leaves your skin feeling soft and supple for 7days.
 4 samples of this product came in this months Beauty Box.

The next sample was the Shiseido compact foundation in I40 Natural Fair Ivory. This colour is a little bit dark for me, however the foundation is a nice consistency. It can be applied either wet or dry  and gives a medium to full coverage and a natural finish.
This foundation also contains SPF15, which is always a bonus.

From trying this foundation once i know it wouldn't be my first choice and i won't be buying the full size of this product at the moment.

In every Beauty Box they include a Beauty Treat. This month it was the Biotherm Aquasource moisturiser. It is a morning and night facial moisturiser. Aquasource is an oligo-thermal-gel for all skin types including oily and acne prone skin.

It doesn't leave your skin feeling sticky of shiny. Leaves your skin with a velvety-soft skin texture, almost leaving your skin with a   matte finish.

The gel has a sort of aquatic and really fresh scent to it. I love the smell but it might not be your thing. Definitely worth trying a sample though.

If you want me to review any of the mentioned products just let me know.

Hope you all enjoyed the October Beauty Box and think about signing up, for $14.95 you can't go wrong!

P.s. please note i wasn't asked to do this post, i paid for the beauty box entirely myself. Just hoping to help my fellow beauty product lovers out there.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Get to know me tag!

I saw a tag on BeautyFashionLife a couple of days ago and i decided that since my blog is fairly new i would do a get to know me tage :)

i'm 19

Bed Size: 

Chore you hate
I don't mind chores actually :)


Essential start to your day : 
I would say a good nights sleep always makes for the best start to the day

Favourite Colour
hard to pick a favourite but i love corals

Gold or Silver : 
i wear silver everyday and gold on special occasions

Super short, i'm 5ft 4in

Instruments : 
I've learnt guitar and piano but i don't really play anymore

Job Title : 

Kids : 
not yet

Live : 
Australia :)

Mums Name : 

My name is hard to make a nickname for but i have little names my family calls me.

Overnight Hospital Stays
Apart from when i was born only twice, when i was 2 i broke my leg so i was in hospital for a month, then overnight when i had my tonsils out.

Pet Peeve
When people try and deny that they said something even though they originally said it to you.

Quote from a movie
I have seen so many movies it's hard to pick one specific quote. But the most recent movied i saw was dinner for schmucks, 'the worlds smallest violin and its playing just for you.'

Right/Left Handed
Right :)

Older brother who is 21 and younger sister who is 14.

Time you wake up : 
I like to sleep in so sometimes 9am othertimes 8ish


Vegetables you dislike : 
i would agree with Amy when she said beetroot. 

What makes you run late
When i hit snooze on my alarm if i've had a late night.

X-Rays : 
Have had a couple

Yummy food you make : 
I love cooking and will usually make up my own recipes.

Zoo : 
I love the zoo, so i try and go whenever i go on holidays

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

5 Makeup tips!

1) Spot clean your brushes after every use to make sure you're not mixing colours or leaving bacteria on the brushes. Deep clean your brushes once a week to ensure that they are kept hygienic. A good you tube video i watched, and now the cleanse routine i use for my brushes, is SWalkerMakeup.

 2) Always make sure your foundation suits your skin colour, and make sure you blend it down your neck as well. You don't want to be going out with a line where you have stopped your foundation at the top of your neck.

3) When using a bronzer to contour, use a matte bronzer over one with shimmer. A bronzer with shimmer will reflect off the sun and won't give you the contoured look that you are after.

4) Curl your eyelashes before applying mascara, this will not only curl your lashes but will open up your eyes and make them look bigger.

5) Always carry a pressed foundation in your makeup bag to pat on your face during the day to control shine and to give your face a matte finish.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

June favorites!

So June has just come to an end and its time for my first real blog post. My June favorites! (sorry about the photos my good camera died)
First of all for my favorite skincare products. 
Dermalogica Ultra Calming cleanser has been a life saver this month. A gentle cream cleanser for sensitive skin (my skin always plays up when it gets colder). Gently takes off my makeup with the first cleanse and then second cleanse gives me a gentle deep cleanse. Great product to calm and soothe the skin, and a bonus its paraben free!
Also in the Dermalogica products, the oil control lotion, is my pick of moisturizers. I have generally oily skin so this helps to control shine and calm irritation, its also another paraben free product.
  Now to makeup, Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua in B20 has been a staple. Goes on easily, leaves the skin feeling fresh and like a new layer of skin has been applied. It gives the perfect amount of coverage. A bit pricey at $77 but definitely worth it. 
I’ve been looking for a good eyeliner for a while and about 3 weeks ago I picked up Napoleon Perdis’ eyeliner in onyx factor. A creamy formula that I've found lasts all day and can easily be blended. It is also free of mineral oils and preservatives which is always good. 

 Lastly is the Rimmel London moisture renew lipstick in 700 Nude Delight. Has SPF 15 and gives the lips a nude and natural look. Also leaves the lips feeling moisturized with a little bit of shine.

So they are my favorites from the month. Its so hard to choose because I use so many different products. If theres anything in particular you would like to see on my blog, leave a comment and let me know. 

Sunday, 26 June 2011

I have a blog!

First blog post ever! I have never blogged before so bare with me as I’m still getting the hang of it!
I decided to make a blog because I love talking,I have a crazy obsession for make up and beauty products so I thought why not, two things I love in one place.
I’m hoping to fill my blog with some hauls, makeup looks, monthly favourites, product reviews and anything else I can think about.