Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Demi Lovato is Stunning

Demi Lovato was my fashion pick for best dressed at last Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards.  She sparkled in a super sexy gun metal grey and silver sequinned mini dress. She added a touch of diamonds with silver bangles, drop earrings and gorgeous gun metal grey pumps. Her look was stunning, sultry and sexy with shimmery silver smokey eyes and flowing soft sexy curls. Demi's skin was glowing and bronze with gorgeous sexy peach lips. She looked like a goddess on the red carpet, she was simply stunning and sexy in silver! 

The phrase Demi Lovato is Stunning was a worldwide trending topic on Twitter for over 9  hours after the Video Music Awards with Demi's loyal fans tweeting about how glamorous she looked. Demi (@ddlovato) took to Twitter to thank her fans tweeting "Unbelievable!! Thank you guys!!!! Wow!!!!!! ". 

Demi Lovato's new album Unbroken hits record stores September 20th and her new single Skyscraper is available now on iTunes. 



VMA Images from FabSugar.com and BellaSugar.com.au 

Saturday, August 27, 2011

4,000 You Tube Subscribers!

This week I reached 4,000 Subscribers on my YouTube Channel. I am so thrilled to have so many people from around the world who enjoy my videos. I started my YouTube channel in April 2010, after watching Makeup Geek's makeup tutorials, I thought it looked really fun and decided to create my own channel. I remember my first ever makeup tutorial I was so nervous. Since then I have uploaded over 130 videos which have over 178,000 views! My YouTube channel features lots of different videos from tag videos to makeup hauls to makeup tutorials and CD reviews! I have had so much fun making videos and I can say that my confidence has improved since my first ever tutorial. 

Thank you to everyone who has ever watched, liked or left a comment on one of my videos. Thank you to everyone who has subscribed and for your continued support of me and my videos! 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Crap Products

Inspired by Bentley Blonde, presenting my very 1st Crap Products video... This video features all of my beauty purchase fails, it's like a product review in reverse. I would not recommend any of these beauty products, they didn't work for me, well to tell you the truth, I think they are just crap!

Find out which products made my beauty purchase fail list.... 

Monday, August 22, 2011

TAG Video: Beauty Breakdown

I recently stumbled across the "Beauty Breakdown" Tag video on You Tube. This popular tag was started by Aleexandraaxo and its about sharing all the beauty products you use on a daily basis. From shampoo to hairspray to makeup and everything in between. 

So here is my Beauty Breakdown...


Friday, August 19, 2011

How To: Fix a Broken Lipstick

We have all had those beauty disaster moments, when our favourite lipstick breaks... Well no more tears because here is a technique I use to fix a broken lipstick so you can continue to use it directly from the tube. 

1. Detach broken lipstick bullet from tube. 
2. Wipe down side of lipstick bullet to smooth over any bumps and dents. 
3. Put the lipstick bullet into the fridge for 10 minutes to harden 
4. With a mini spatula scoop out most of the lipstick remaining in the tube and put into a small container
5. Wipe off excess lipstick from around the tube. 
6. After 10 minutes of chilling, push the lipstick bullet back into the lipstick tube. 
7. Viola! Now your lipstick is ready to use again. 

The lipstick featured in this video is Countessa Fluorescent by Lime Crime. 


Sunday, August 14, 2011

I'm a Chick Approved Ambassador

Hi Girls! I'm so pleased to announce that I'm now an official Chick Approved Ambassador. Chick Approved is a girly online community for girls who love fashion and sharing their outfits. It was created my Megan Parken from MeganHeartsMakeup and was designed for girls who love to share their Outfits of the Day also known as OOTD (which are really popular videos on youtube). You can upload photos of your outfits and tag items that you are wearing including clothing, jewellery and makeup. Then girls from all around the world can rate your outfit, with 5 stars being the best rating. You can also rate and comment on other Chick Approved members styles. Best of all if you are a Youtuber you can also link style with the youtube video that your outfit is featured in. Chick Approved also have Twitter and Facebook integration, with simple and easy sign up via your Facebook account. 

I discovered Chick Approved through MeganHeartsMakeup's youtube channel and a few weeks ago the Chick Approved team contacted me, asking if I'd like to be a Chick Approved Ambassador! I was honoured and thrilled to be part of a new upcoming online community for women around the world.

Check out my styles on Chick Approved:

watch video on youtube.com

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Lipstick Love: Coquette by Lime Crime

So I have a new Lipstick Love... I'm totally in L.O.V.E with Lime Crime's new Coquette Lipstick. It's a creamy pale peachy nude and best of all it's vegan! Yes you read that right, Lime Crime Lipsticks are Vegan (contains no animal products) and Cruelty-Free, how awesome is that! As you may already know if you have been a loyal reader of my blog, I just adore Lime Crime makeup especially the lipsticks and have several Lime Crime  product reviews on my Youtube channel. So it was no surprise that when I opened my Coquette Lipstick it was love at first sight. This new shade is part of the Pop Romance collection available at LimeCrimeMakeup.com for $16. The word Coquette means "a woman who flirts", so it's the perfect name for this lipstick. You will certainly be able to recreate a flirty nude lip with this amazing new colour. It's my new Lipstick Love and I can't wait to see what exciting new colours Lime Crime invents in the future. 

 NYX lip pencil in Nude
Lime Crime lipstick in Coquette
Revlon Colorburst lip gloss in Pink Ice

More info: http://www.limecrimemakeup.com/products/COQUETTE-opaque-nude-lipstick.html

Saturday, August 6, 2011

July Favourites

I have found so many new cruelty-free beauty products recently and I wanted to share them with my fellow Beauties... So here are my favourite products I've been loving during June and July... plus they are ALL cruelty-free!

Original Source Shea Butter and Honey Shower Cream
This cruelty-free (fair trade) shower cream from Original Source smells almost good enough to eat... And thats because its made with delicious honey and skin-loving Shea butter which leaves skin feeling refreshed and hydrated. I love body products with Shea butter and this divine deluxe shower gel is now one of my favourites. Plus its inexpensive and best of all this product is not tested on animals. 

David Babaii Bohemian Beach Spray 
I love product because its free of nasties like sulfates, parabens, petrochemicals and isnt not tested on animals. You can also recycle the packaging so it's eco-friendly and also good for you hair. 
I use this spray on wet hair after I get out of the shower to create beachy, messy curls. It holds the curl, adds texture and doesn't make my hair crunchy. It does have a strong fruity smell which reminds me of summer. This finishing spray is perfect for curly or wavy hair and can be used on wet or dry hair. It's also suitable for use with hot styling tools like curling irons. 

St. Ives Apricot Face Wash 
I love this product for 2 reasons; firstly it's cruelty-free and secondly it has a fresh refreshing apricot smell that is a really nice change from the usual acne washes that I've tried in the past. This face wash is has microbeads and apricot extracts that deep clean pores to help stop breakouts. It contains Apricot Oil which hydrates and nourishes skin. It contains 2% salicylic acid and it's oil-free so it's perfect for combination to oily skin. 

Macadamia Natural Oil
This little bottle maybe small but as they say good things come in small packaging. This healing treatment oil works wonders to nourish and de-tangle my super curly frizzy hair. I love using a few drops as a heat protectant when blow-drying my fringe/bangs. I actually prefer this Macadamia Oil instead of Argon Oil as it has a really nice pleasant smell. 

  • intense nourishment for tangle and frizz free hair
  • hair that is ultra-smooth, manageable and shiny
  • natural UV protection extends the life of color treatments
  • reduced drying time by an amazing 40-50%

Too Faced Lash Injection Mascara
On a recent trip to Kit Cosmetics, I discovered the Lash Injection Mascara and I can honestly say I was not disappointed after trying this mascara. I love the Too faced eyeshadows, so it's no big surprise their mascara is just as amazing. The jumbo mascara wand may seem oversized even for the average beauty user but for those of us blessed with naturally curly lashes it's perfect! The formula doesn't clump, the colour is very black and the formula is waterproof so perfect for hot summer days at the beach. 
  • 3D lash coating technology - forms little tubes around each lash that actually plump and stretch each individual lash, building phenomenal volume and length.
  • Curling Effect - fast-drying elastic polymer provides a "curling" effect, which helps to lift and freezes lashes without a curler.
  • Waterproof - industrial strength formula will withstand weddings, the gym and even sad movies. Lash Injection wont come off until you take it off.
  • Zero smudging, streaking or flaking - long-wearing day or night.

Smashbox Soft Lights Shimmer
This is an absolute beauty must have for gorgeously glowing skin! It's the perfect cheek lighter for fair to medium skin. I found this product at Kit Cosmetics a few weeks ago and all I can say is that I'm obsessed! I like to apply this to the tops of my cheek bones using my Eco Tools by Alicia Silverstone Finishing Brush for a soft shimmer glow. It's the perfect nude pink colour for my fair skin and best of all it's cruelty-free. 
Smashbox says: "Get a gorgeous lit-from-within glow with this silk-like shimmering powder. The illuminating formula softens the way light reflects on your skin and wakes up your complexion for a radiant look. Using powder brush or a fan brush, sweep across cheekbones, temples and nose, or anywhere else you want a boost of radiance."
NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Salsa 
I recently purchased some NYX Mega Shine Lip Glosses from Makeup Geek's online store, and was so surprised when only a few days later they arrived on my door step. The shipping was so quick (and affordable) and which prices so low on the Makeup Geek site, it's actually quicker and cheaper to order these glosses from the states that to attempt to find them here in Australia. 
I love the creamy glossy texture of these lip glosses and the colours are amazing too. My favourite new colour is Salsa a shimmer baby pink which goes perfectly over my many pink lipsticks. These lip glosses are so highly pigmented that they can be worn alone or even just with a lip liner for a gorgeous lip colour. NYX doesn't test their products on animals. 

VIDEO: July 2011 Favourite Products