Monday, June 25, 2018

30 LIPSTICKS IN 30 DAYS: Part 2


30 Lipsticks in 30 Days 
June 2018

30 Lipsticks Challenge: To wear a different lip product everyday for 30 days. 



Day 11



Purfectly Chic by Kate Johnson Lip Gloss Cherish

For days like today (feeling under the weather with a winter cold) I kept my makeup simple and this Cruelty Free Beauty Lip Gloss by Kate Johnson is perfect worn alone like I have today, or over your fave lipstick. This shade Cherish is a gorgeous shimmery cherry colour with super high shine and wearing it always brightens my day!


Day 12 


Designer Brands Moisturising Lipstick Cherry Love

DB Cosmetics moisturising lipstick is very creamy, lightweight and hydrating. This shade Cherry Love is a bold fuchsia and always makes a statement.


Day 13 



Australis Colour Inject Lipstick Mash Up


Australis colour inject mineral lipstick in Mash Up is a bold deep plum purple which is moisturising and long lasting on the lips. This lipstick formula contains Kakadu Plum which is the world's highest known source of Vitamin C.


Day 14 


Colourpop Ultra Glossy Lip Dream Castle 


This limited edition Ultra Glossy Lip in the shade Dream Castle from the Colourpop x My Little Pony collab is a metallic fuchsia with blue, violet and gold glitter. It's super sparkly on the lips and once the lip gloss fades it leaves the lips with a deep fuchsia stain.


Day 15 



Rimmel The Only 1 Lipstick Pink Me Love Me 


Rimmel The Only 1 Lipstick is a very smooth, soft formula and slides over the lips for comfortable lightweight feeling all day. Unlike a traditional bullet lipstick, this twist up slim stick makes application a breeze! This shade 100 Pink Me Love Me is a pretty soft pink. The Only 1 lipstick has a floral scent upon application.



Day 16 





Napoleon Perdis DeVine Goddess Lipstick Hess


Napoleon Perdis DéVine Goddess Lipstick in Hess is the ideal nude lipstick to pair with a dramatic smokey eye. This lipstick is creamy, luxurious and perfect for creating timeless beauty looks. One of my all time favourite nude lipsticks because it has a light pink undertone and beautiful pearl finish.

Eyes: Huda Beauty Smokey Obsessions palette



Day 17 





Lancôme Matte Shaker Kiss Me Cherie 

Lancôme Matte Shaker is a bold highly pigmented matte liquid lipstick that glides onto the lips with ease and dries matte. I usually avoid matte lipstick, but honestly this is the most comfortable, most perfect matte liquid lipstick. The precise lip cushion applicator makes application easy and the lipstick is so comfortable, light weight and long lasting - it truly feels weightless on the lips! Kiss Me Cherie is a deep red, think Marilyn Monroe. My absolute favourite matte lipstick!


Day 18 


Savvy Minerals by Young Living Uptown Girl Lipstick

Young Living's new range of natural makeup includes this Lipstick in Uptown Girl. A gorgeous mauve shade which is beautiful on the lips. Made with all natural ingredients and moisturising botanicals Savvy Minerals Lipstick is good for you and the planet.


Day 19 



Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick Asia 077 

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Asia (077) is one of my favourite deep nude shades. This is not your average brown lipstick, it has a very pretty mauve undertone and it's perfect for your everyday makeup. I love this shade because I can make it darker with lipliner and lighten it with lipgloss! 

Day 20 



M.A.C Lipstick Frost Lipstick Angel

On Wednesdays we wear PINK! My lipstick today is MAC Frost Lipstick in Angel. This is a soft baby pink shade with a frost finish. MAC Lipstick is very creamy, so it's perfect for winter! If you love millennial pink, this shade is perfect for you.



VIDEO: 30 Lipsticks in 30 Days 



https://youtu.be/PhOHbka_yTc

Sunday, June 17, 2018

HUDA BEAUTY: Smokey Obsessions Palette


HUDA BEAUTY 
Smokey Obsessions


Every woman loves a smokey eye, right? 
Having the right eyeshadows to create the perfect smokey eye is essential. Luckily Huda Beauty have created the Smokey Obsessions palette, to help you master the smokey eye. 

This palette combines 4 mattes with 5 metallic shimmers and includes an intense black, 4 shades of brown and shimmery shades of champagne, gold and silver. 




Since purchasing this palette last month from a Sephora store, I have enjoyed using it everyday! What I love about this eyeshadow palette is it's versatility. I can create neutral shimmer eyes, golden smokey eye look, black and silver smokey eyes, a natural brown everyday look. It's also a great eyeshadow palette to create a soft daytime look in the morning and then build it up to a smokey look for night. 

Gold smokey eye - Huda Beauty Smokey Obsessions Palette

I purchased my Smokey Obsessions palette from Sephora for $48. When it comes to getting your hands on Huda Beauty in Australia, it's much easier to purchase her eyeshadow palettes in store at your local Sephora, than order on her website and pay for shipping to Australia. 

I love the size of this palette. It's mini compared to Huda's rose gold or desert dusk palette but the eyeshadows are the same size, so it's great value and perfect for your purse or beauty bag. 



Application Tip: 
The metallic shimmery shades in this palette are very creamy and extremely metallic. The formula of these shadows is very different to any other eyeshadow I have tried before. These shimmery shades are incredible and best applied with your finger tips. Application with an eyeshadow brush is not as affective, and not something I recommend. The colour payoff is much better when applied with your finger. 

I usually apply the matte shades first with an eyeshadow brush and then dap the metallic shades on top with my fingers. 




In this review I discuss the eyeshadow shades including swatches, discuss the price and packaging and give my overall thoughts of this palette. 


VIDEO Huda Beauty Smokey Obsessions Palette Review 




https://youtu.be/_4CDqaN5jQA

Monday, June 11, 2018

30 LIPSTICKS IN 30 DAYS: Part 1


30 Lipsticks in 30 Days 
June 2018 


30 Lipsticks Challenge: To wear a different lip product everyday for 30 days



Day 1




Covergirl Colourlicious Lipstick Spellbound 325 

This medium pink has a vibrant fuchsia hue with a long lasting formula that feels weightless on the lips. Very comfortable on the lips all day and this shade Spellbound is pigmented which means less reapplying throughout the day.



Day 2



Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick Pink Blush 


This milkshake pink has a pastel hue and a rich, creamy texture. Rimmel's Lasting Finish Lipsticks are affordable, long wearing and one of my favourite drug store lipsticks. This is my favourite light pink shade from the #Rimmel range.




Day 3


Colourpop Ultra Glossy Lip Ponyland 


Ponyland is a metallic lavender lip colour which is pigmented like a lipstick with a glossy finish like a lip gloss. Very comfortable on the lips, this wearable shimmery purple shade is magical and fun to wear.



Day 4


Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick Kate Moss 45

This pretty nude shade is part of the Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Lipstick collection. 45 is my favourite shade from Kate's nude lipstick collection. The perfect shade to pair with a smokey eye.




Day 5


Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick Vintage Pink 


Rimmel's moisture renew formula is very hydrating on the lips and has SPF 20, so it's perfect for winter! The finish is very glossy for a lipstick. This shade Vintage Pink is a dusty mauve. 

Day 6


Chi Chi Viva La Diva Lipstick Social Butterfly

Chi Chi Viva La Diva lipstick is creamy and soft on the lips. This lipstick formula is one of my all time favourites! This shade Social Butterfly is a soft baby pink which is perfect for a pretty natural makeup look.


Day 7


Younique Moonstruck Opulence Lipstick Loaded 

Younique lipstick is rich, highly pigmented and long lasting. Make a statement wearing Loaded a deep burgundy mauve shade. 


Day 8


DB Cosmetics Moisturising Lipstick Perfect Pink 

Designer Brands moisturising lipstick is very creamy, lightweight and comfortable on the lips. I prefer this formula over their matte long wear formula, because it contains Vitamin E and aloe vera which is great for dry lips during winter. Perfect Pink is my favourite shade.


Day 9 


Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick Kate Moss 20 

This collection of Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss features intense bold colours with 8 hour long wear. This shade "20" is a deep fuchsia shade with looks pretty on fair, medium and deep skin.


Day 10


Chi Chi Viva La Diva Lipstick Bombshell 

This Chi Chi lipstick in Bombshell is my all time favourite lipstick! I usually wear this shade everyday. This pretty nude colour is very wearable and compliments so many different eyeshadow colours.


VIDEO: 30 Lipsticks in 30 Days



https://youtu.be/5Xsz0wgUha4

Sunday, April 22, 2018

HOW TO: Pastel Pink Hair


HOW TO: Pastel Pink Hair 


Ever wanted pastel pink hair but didn't want to visit a hair salon?  Well you're in luck! Because I'm sharing my secret to achieving pretty pastel pink hair at home - and it's easier than you think! 

What You Will Need: 
  • Semi Permanent Hair Colour - Alfaparf Revolution Direct Coloring Cream (Magenta) 
  • Hair Conditioner 
  • Comb
  • Hair Sectioning Clips
  • Mixing Bowl 
  • Tint Brush 
  • Gloves (optional) 



This method works best on blonde or light coloured hair. 

Directions: 

Start with freshly washed hair.
I wash my hair with shampoo and conditioner in the shower. After towel drying hair - I let my hair air dry for 20 - 30 mins. 
(It's important to start with freshly washed hair, because applying the hair colour to dirty hair, will mean that you will need to shampoo your hair after rinsing off the hair colour and this is not ideal!) 

Create colour mixture. 
Add conditioner into your mixing bowl, then add a small amount of your semi permanent hair colour to the bowl and mix well using the tint brush. (It's important to mix well to ensure the hair colour is evenly distributed with the conditioner)  
You can always add more conditioner to your colour mixture to lighten the colour, until the desired colour is achieved. 

Apply mixture to hair. 
Brush damp clean hair to remove any tangles or knots. Section your hair into small sections use your hair clips to secure hair in place. Starting at the bottom of your hair and working up - use the tint brush to apply the colour mixture onto your hair, one section at a time. Comb through each section after applying colour mixture to ensure the product is evenly distributed. 







Rinse off after 20 mins. 
Leave the hair colour on your hair for approximately 15 - 20 minutes and then rinse off well in the shower. You will notice the water turns pink - keep rinsing until the water goes clear. 

Style your new pink hair!
Blow dry or air dry your hair and style as desired... Enjoy your pretty pastel pink hair! 





The best pink hair colour I have found (after trying many different brands) is Alfaparf Milano Revolution Direct Colouring Cream in Magenta. It's the perfect hybrid between a pink and a purple. Alfaparf do have a "pink" colour in their collection but this colour is very bright - so I used Magenta to create a really pretty pastel pink. 

I have also used the colouring cream directly without mixing with conditioner and the colour is a gorgeous deep magenta hair - that fades to a pastel pink over time. This hair colour is very inexpensive - $10.95 for 90ml. 

In this step by step how to video I demonstrate how to achieve pastel pink hair at home using this easy and quick method. 


VIDEOPastel Pink Hair 


https://youtu.be/0rH7vne-izQ

Sunday, December 31, 2017

MOVIE REWIND: Best Films of 2017



MOVIE REWIND
Best Films of 2017

As I spend the last day of 2017 on the couch blogging and watching New Year's Eve on TV (it's becoming a tradition to watch this film every New Years Eve) I take a look back at the best films of 2017! 

1  Transformers: The Last Knight 
2. The Fate of the Furious 
3. Baby Driver 
4. Home Again 
5. Logan Lucky 
6. Overdrive  
7. Passengers
8. Hidden Figures 
9. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 
10. xXx Return of Xander Cage  
11. Unforgettable 
12. Thor Ragnarok 

2017 was most definitely the year of big budget sequels! 7 of the top grossing films of the year were sequels, from some of the most popular movie franchises including Fast & Furious, Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, Thor, Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man. 

Worst Film
Baywatch 

Best Actors
Vin Diesel, Channing Tatum, Ansel Elgort, Scott Eastwood

Best Actress
Reese Witherspoon

Best Romantic Film 
Home Again 

Best Animated Film
Trolls 

Best SciFi Film
Passengers 


Reese Witherspoon in Home Again


2017 Films I missed
Atomic Blonde, Wonder Woman, La La Land, Beauty & The Beast, A Bad Moms Christmas, Geostorm, Cars 3, Despicable Me 3, Spiderman: Homecoming, 9/11, Thank you for your service and Moana. 

2018 films I can't wait to watch! 
Pitch Perfect 3, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Ocean's 8, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and Bumble Bee. 

Looks like it's going to be another great year for sequels! 

Sunday, December 17, 2017

COLOURPOP X MY LITTLE PONY: Eyeshadow Palette


Colourpop x My Little Pony collection 

Colourpop cosmetics collaborated with the official My Little Pony brand to bring you a limited edition My Little Pony collection inspired by the retro ponies, their colourful personalities and magical cutie marks. 



The hero product of the My Little Pony x Colourpop collection is the My Little Pony Pressed Eyeshadow Palette. This adorable collector's palette features 12 eyeshadows including shimmery glitters, wearable mattes and surprising iridescent shades. 

My Little Pony Eyeshadow Palette $16 


  • Butterscotch white with subtle pink violet opalescent sheen
  • Blossom metallic peach with pink and gold duo chrome finish
  • Starshine metallic golden tangerine
  • Bluebell satin golden ivory
  • Applejack matte dusty red violet
  • Skydancer metallic bright icy lavender
  • Minty matte cool-toned fuchsia
  • Flutterbye matte true pastel peach
  • Twilight satin deep blackened violet
  • Firefly metallic silvery baby blue
  • Snuzzle metallic icy white with opalescent blue duo chrome
  • Princess Sparkle metallic rich smokey turquoise




The palette features 7 retro ponies from the sparkle crew and of course a My Little Pony rainbow! Plus the ponies and the word my little pony have a foiled finish so the front of the palette literally sparkles! So magical! 

My favourite shades are Sky dancer, Minty, Bluebell and Firefly. 






My Little Pony Pressed Powder Highlighter  - Trickles $8
Get that glow with Colourpop's silky soft, super blendable, high shine powder highlighter. 


Trickle is a lavender with pink opal duo chrome flip. 

This is a very pretty pink highlighter with an opalescent finish that gives a magical glow to your cheeks! 





Love this collection? 
Read more: Colourpop x My Little Pony Ultra Glossy Lips blog post.


Colourpop x My Little Pony collection
www.colourpop.com



VIDEO Colourpop x My Little Pony Collection Palette + Swatches



https://youtu.be/QjPC-UEdePY

Monday, December 11, 2017

COLOURPOP x MY LITTLE PONY: Ultra Glossy Lips


Colourpop x My Little Pony collection 
ULTRA GLOSSY LIPS 


Colouropop Cosmetics, a cruelty-free beauty brand from LA collaborated with Hasbro's official My Little Pony brand for a fun, cute and retro makeup collection to celebrate the release My Little Pony movie! 

I just adore My Little Pony! ...So of course, I had to pick up some of the items from the Colourpop x My Little Pony collection! 

This lip gloss review features Dream Castle, Ponyland and Flutter Valley! 




Colourpop's Ultra Glossy Lip Colours are so glossy. So shimmery, metallic, glossy. Very long wearing on the lips. Extremely well priced. Beautiful packing, gorgeous pigmented shades and vibrant colours with high shine reflects of glitter! They are perfect!  

Colourpop Cosmetics says, "High shine gloss with full-coverage, metallic pearl finish in a moisturising and non-sticky, comfortable formula."



PONYLAND



Ultra Glossy Lip Ponyland $6

Ponyland is a lilac slightly sprinkled with pink and gold glitter. This shade is super pretty! 



DREAM CASTLE



Ultra Glossy Lip Dream Castle $6

Dream Castle is a metallic fuchsia with blue, violet and gold glitter on top. This is my favourite shade. 


FLUTTER VALLEY



Ultra Glossy Lip $6

Flutter Valley is a golden undertone with tons of hot pink and gold glitter. This shade is the most sheer and the most versatile.

Colourpop x My Little Pony collection
www.colourpop.com

I hope you enjoyed my review of the 3 Colourpop Ultra Glossy Lip shades from My Little Pony makeup collection! In my next blog post and video I feature the Colourpop My Little Pony Eyeshadow Palette - be sure to Subscribe to my Youtube Channel for this video!

Watch my Ultra Glossy Lips video for more information and to see the colours swatched on my hand and on my lips! 

VIDEO Colourpop x My Little Pony Ultra Glossy Lips



https://youtu.be/647Vh9jLXnw