Tuesday, November 30, 2010

high level of excitement.

my beanie is coming home!!!

for those of you who don't know, bean is my little sister.
the most incredible sister in the whole world.
my best friend :)
she is the most beautiful girl that i know.
we are two halves of a whole.
our parents' daughters.

this is us when i visited her in london in september:

just before we went on the london eye - in the london eye '4D experience'

SNOG. best frozen yoghurt bar ever.. well.. equal best with pinkberry..

this is bean at snog in covent garden after ballet at pineapple dance studio
she had natural frozen yoghurt with dates and pistachios

me at snog after ballet
i had natural frozen yoghurt with mini oreos and white chocolate stars
healthy choices...

i was pretty excited about my lady gaga t-shirt matching the interior.

recent make up looks...



christmas inspired look for the Country Road 'Mega' Sale day

copper eyelid
red shadow used as eyeliner
black gel liner
white waterline
green lower lashline
gold blush


bright blue highlight

silvery, grey lid
purple crease
blue inner corner
black gel liner
white waterline
blue lower lashline


warm colours and silver liquid liner

yellow inner corner
orange lid
MAC Kid crease
MAC silver liquid liner
white waterline


i will be able to be more consistent with posting now that placement and uni are over for the year!! yay!

hope everyone is well :) x

Saturday, October 9, 2010

mac venomous villains

the most gorgeous collection i've seen in a while.
i love it.
check out the full range at the MAC website, or head to your nearest counter/store. fast.

packaging is amazing... i think i'll keep it for as long as i can (before johnjohn tells me to grow up and throw it out...)
the four featured villains are:
Cruella DeVil - 101 Dalmations
Evil Queen - Snow White
Maleficent - Sleeping Beauty
Dr. Facilier - The Princess and the Frog
over two visits to Myer Melbourne, i purchased seven items :)

from left:
Evil Queen Lipglass - Hot House
Maleficent Lipglass - Wrong Spell
Cruella Lipglass - Wicked Ways
Dr. Facilier Lip Gelee - Resort Life

from left:
Maleficent Nail Lacquer - Mean & Green
Evil Queen Powder Blush - Bite of an Apple
Dr. Facilier Magically Cool Liquid Powder - Truth & Light

first make up i've shown for ages!!

L'Oreal Studio Secrets Professional Anti-Redness Primer
MAC Select Cover-Up Concealer in NW15
Revlon ColourStay Foundation in Ivory
MAC Dr. Facilier Magically Cool Liquid Powder in Truth & Light

quick review on the powder: incredible. a very unusual product - feels wet to apply with a brush, but leaves a lovely, not-shiny, sheen. a nice alternative to matte pressed powder without going into something as dewy as a mineralise skinfinish natural.

MAC Bronzer in Golden
MAC Powder Blush in Coygirl
MAC Powder Blush in Well Dressed

Urban Decay Primer Potion
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
Urban Decay Eye Shadow in Virgin (Naked Palette)
Urban Decay Eye Shadow in Naked (Naked Palette)
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
MAC Eye Shadow in Smolder
MAC Brow Set in Beguile
CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Mascara in Very Black

MAC Select Cover-Up Concealer in NW15
Napoleon Auto Pilot Lip Primer
MAC Lip Liner in Nightmoth
MAC Lip Liner in Magenta
MAC Maleficent Lipglass in Wrong Spell

thank you for reading! hope you like this look :)

next post, i will include some photos from my little adventure to London to visit my sister in september!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

keepcup, magic dusts, mac palette

my new favourite thing:
pretty pink keep cup

amazing loose shadows (pigments) by Lime Crime (purchased at Crush Cosmetics)
i love this website... incredibly quick postage and everything in australian dollars!

Empress (purple)
Pompadour (blue)
Mermaid (teal)
Elf (green)
Circus Girl (yellow)
Cleopatra (gold)
Primadonna (pink)
Mirror Mirror (silver grey)

last night, i depotted seven of my MAC shadows, because i fiiiiiiiiiiiinally got my hands on one of these palettes with room for fifteen :) the photo doesn't really show the colours well, but i'll list them below, in case you're interested

4 Palette
Gesso (vivid white - matte)
Kid (beige cashmere - veluxe)
Satin Taupe (taupe brown with silvery bronze shimmer - frost)
Carbon (intense black - matte)

15 Palette
Woodwinked (warm antique gold - veluxe pearl)
Humid (intense vivid green with shimmer - frost)
Naked Lunch (minimal pink with shimmer - frost)
Expensive Pink (pink with gold duochrome - veluxe pearl)
Club (muted reddish brown duochrome with green opalescent shimmer - satin)
Smut (muted black flecked with red shimmer - velvet)
Coppering (hi-reflective orange copper - veluxe pearl)
Beauty Marked (a deep blackened red with a sparkle/twilight effect - velvet)
Electra (muted silver with icy metallic shimmer - frost)
Nylon (pale gold with icy metallic shimmer - frost)
Beautiful Iris (fresh lavender with sheen - veluxe pearl)
Phloof! (frosted off-white - frost)

i have just realised that there's one i haven't put in there... i will have to go on a hunt to find it - Aquadisiac (deep sea turquoise - lustre)

as you can see... my collection of MAC Eye Shadows is hella random! lol

now i have these left:
take any six empty MAC containers to a counter and you can have a free lipstick!!
any suggestions......?

i'm thinking... Diva or Blankety or Myth or Girl About Town...

Monday, August 16, 2010

sugarpill 'burning heart' palette

just received this in the mail... i ordered it from Sugarpill.

this is the box that the palette comes in...

the top of the actual palette...

these are the colours... my phone camera doesn't really show how vibrant and amazing the colours are though... boo!

Flamepoint (top left) - vivid orange
Buttercupcake (top right) - vivid yellow
Love + (bottom left) - true, vivid red
Poison Plum (bottom right) - bright, darkish purple

can't wait to do something with this!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

donatello mask

this look did not come out at all how i planned it... i think because the pink shadow i used through my crease wasn't pigmented enough.  but it ended up looking pretty cool - i thought it was like a superhero mask - hence, the teenage ninja turtles reference :)

MAC Eye Shadow in Phloof!
(inner corner and eyebrow highlight)

NYX Eye Shadow in Purple
(outer two thirds of the eyelid)

NYX Eye Shadow in Cherry and Hot Pink

NYX Eye Shadow in Deep Purple
(V-shape at outer corner, over browbone, all the way into the nose - see photos for the shape, along lower lashline)

MAC Eye Kohl in Smolder
(waterline and tightline)

MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
(upper lashline)

MAC Eye Shadow in Carbon
(over fluidline and smudged into the outer third of the eyelid)

MAC Brow Set in Beguile

CoverGirl Lash Blast Volume Mascara

MAC Bronzer in Golden
(under cheekbone for contour)

MAC Blush in Coygirl
(along cheekbone, focus on apples of the cheeks)

MAC Cremestick Liner in Summerfruit
(cover entire lip)

MAC Lipstick in Angel

now back to my overdue Science assignment... boo!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

JohnJohn's choice: 'Red and Gold'

so, i asked john last night what i should do with my eyes tomorrow (today) and he said, "red... and gold" to which i replied "like Gryffindor!!" lol nerrrrrrd...

this is what i came up with:

highlight inner corners and under eyebrow using a pale gold shadow (MAC Eye Shadow in Nylon)

bright red matte shadow (Coastal Scents 88 Matte Palette) in a semi-circle along the upper lashline in the centre of the eyelid with a flat brush

same brush, deep red matte shadow  (Coastal Scents 88 Matte Palette) around the bright red to fill in the rest of the eyelid (blend together at the join)

switch to a pencil/bullet brush, using a deep, shimmery gold (Urban Decay Eye Shadow in Oraculum from Alice in Wonderland Palette), maintain the round shape of the shadow and place around the outer edge of the dark red

grab some more gold on a fluffy brush and blend out what you've just put down and soften the join between the dark red and gold.  here i pulled the colour quite a long way in toward my nose, but kept it high so that the inner corner highlight was still visible

with the pencil brush, line the lower lashline with the dark gold

blend out the top of the dark gold with your pale gold shadow, all the way around the eye, and up to the eyebrow

with a flat brush go over inner corner and eyebrow highlight with a sheer matte white shadow (MAC Eye Shadow in Gesso)

line your lower waterline with black kohl pencil (MAC Eye Kohl in Smolder) and blink really hard to transfer the colour to your upper waterline - this is easier than tightlining, where you have to pull your eyelid up and make them water trying to get the pencil on that upper waterline.  keep doing this (line and blink) until you're happy with the colour payoff.

lots of black mascara

do your eyebrows however you do them - i use MAC Brow Set in Beguile

MAC Select Cover-Up Concealer in NW15
Revlon ColourStay Foundation in Ivory
MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NW15

MAC Bronzer in Golden (contour)
MAC Powder Blush in Trace Gold (along cheekbones)
Sigma Highlight in Moonlight Mile (highlight in C-shape around the temple)

Napoleon Auto Pilot Lip Primer
MAC Lipstick in Angel
NARS Lip Gloss in Turkish Delight

hope you like this one!