Tuesday, January 31, 2012

What's inside my January Glossy Box?

January Glossy Box 


The friendly team at GlossyBox Australia were so kind to send me their January Glossy Box for my birthday.... it's pale pink!  I first discovered GlossyBox online watching youtube videos and knew right away it was something I was going to love. I was so thrilled to receive my own GlossyBox in the mail last week and I couldn't wait to open it to see what's inside. 

January Glossy Box:
  • Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Colour #13.95  (petal pusher) full size received
  • Nivea Rich Nourishing Body Moisturiser $7.99  30ml luxury miniature received
  • Sheer Cover Lipgloss (pink praline) $19.95 2.5g  full size received
  • Sheer Cover Nourishing Moisturiser $29.95 60 ml  30ml luxury miniature received
  • Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Complex $105 30ml  7ml  miniature received

I loved everything in my Glossy box! I couldn't believe the value of products. For only $14.95 per month you receive a new GlossyBox in the mail featuring 5-6 deluxe samples of your favourite makeup brands. This awesome Aussie company is comparable to MyGlam or  Birchbox, but with one significant difference.... Their excellent customer service and social interactions with their customers! I was thrilled to get tweets back from GlossyBox after being so disappointed by the lack of response from other makeup companies online, it's an absolute delight to discover a company that truly cares about it's customers! 

Glossy Box Australia: Find out more about How it Works.

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Pink Birthday Haul

They say that the thirties are the best years and it's certainly been true so far. On January 29th, I celebrated my 31st birthday with my Strawberry sister & identical Twin, MissJaneo. I had the best birthday this year and scored some amazing pink presents!! 

My mum gave me this sweet set of products from Glamourflage... 
Sexy Sadie Body Scrub  $27.95  product link
Heavenly Mel Shower Gel $14.95  product link

Mummy dearest also gave me this hair care treatment pack from Macadamia Natural Oil. I love this range... it's absolutely perfect for my hair. So I was so thrilled to get this pack! (full review coming soon) 

Check out all the goodies I received in my fun Pink Birthday Haul video...

Friday, January 27, 2012

MAKEUP TUTORIAL: Australia Day inspired Makeup

Australia inspired Makeup Tutorial 
featuring cruelty-free Aussie makeup brands

Products featured in this look:

Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot face primer 
Face of Australia Pressed Powder (ivory)
Mirenesse Icon Sealer 
Mirenesse Marble Blush (markena mink)
Napoleon Perdis Cheek to Chic Duo #4

Chi Chi Eyeshadow (survivor)
Australis eye pencil (olive)
Furless shimmer mineral eyeshadow (ethical) 
Sportsgirl Coming Up Roses rosie eyeshadow palette (lightest shade)
Sugar Baby Crystal Eyes sparkling glitter eyeliner (jealous guy) 
Sportsgirl stars in your eyes glitter eye liner (tinkerbell)
Model Co eye pencil (black 01) [waterline]

Australis Lip Pencil (nudie rudie)
Australis Colour Inject Mineral Lipstick (jive)
Sugar Baby Gloss 2 Glow Lip Gloss (sun-light) 

Furless Purple Power Brush Set
Furless Eco Bamboo Travel Brust Set 
Furless Duo Length Synthetic Stippling Brush (vegan) 

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Aussie Makeup Tutorial 
Green and Yellow eyes green glitter pinky nude lips 

Watch video on Youtube: https://youtu.be/95Nb0PogFBE

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Project 10 Pan: January Makeup

Let's start 2012 with a pack to de-clutter our makeup bags/kits and use up our old makeup! I'm starting my 1 official project 10 pan and will have monthly updates with what products I've used and what products I've thrown away or added to my Project 10 Pan. 

This video was inspired by and is dedicated to my sweet friend from New York Georgette.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Photo A Day: Day 15 - 21

.:{ January Photo A Day Challenge }:.  
Day 15 -  Day 22 

So the January Photo A Day Challenge continues..
 I am have so much fun capturing these daily moments...

Day 15.  [happiness] Listening to Mariah Carey & Tyrese 
Day 16.  [morning] Enjoying breakfast outside in the sunshine 

Day 17. [water] Water = Life. I love bringing nature inside to brighten my card
Day 18. I am the stationary shopaholic. I love back to school time!   

Day 19. [sweet] Sweet snack... Gingerbread man & peach iced tea 
Day 20. [someone you love] my angel. my saving grace. Mariah Carey

Day 21. [reflection] create your dream... you are a reflection of your inner thoughts
Day 22. [your shoes] my favourite silver sparkly shoes! 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

TWINS: Pink Summer Beauty Favourites

My twin Jane (Miss Jane-O) and I are sharing our favourite pink summer beauty essentials! Everyone who knows us, knows that we love pink so after years of being known as the Pink Twins with the goldilocks hair we are pleased to present.... the Strawberry Sistas. We are teaming up to bring you some fun beauty inspired by our favourite colour in the rainbow, pink! 

Pink Summer Beauty Favourites

Hair Tools 
Miss Janeo: Stefan Professional ionic hair dryer (pink)
LaurenDayMakeup: GHD "Pink" IV Styler

Beauty Bags
Miss Janeo: Too Faced Beautiful Dreams beauty bag
LaurenDayMakeup: Wicked Sista pink beauty bag

Pink Body Spray
Miss Janeo: Impulse City Collection Body Mist (Paris)
LaurenDayMakeup: Australis deodorant body spray (pure musk)

Pink Perfume
Miss Janeo: Revlon Pink Happiness Delicate Moments Eau De Toilette
Fragrance Notes: bamboo, bergamont, white tea, red berries, freesia, pink cotton candy, white lily, Jasmine, white musk, sandalwood, patchouli, vanilla, chocolate.

LaurenDayMakeup: Mariah Carey Lollipop Splash The Remixes - Inseparable 
Fragrance Notes: pear, mango, raspberry, orange flower, Jasmin Sambac, Plum Blossom, Praline, Sandalwood.

Nail Polish
Miss Janeo: O.P.I Nail Lacquer (princesses rule)
LaurenDayMakeup: Revlon Nail Enamel (sweet tart)

Pink Blush
Miss Janeo: Too Faced Beautiful Dreams Blush/Bronzer Duo 
LaurenDayMakeup: Pur Minerals Hot Rocks

Pink Lipstick
Miss Janeo: Mary Kay Creme Lipstick (paradise pink)
LaurenDayMakeup: Australis Colour Inject Mineral Lipstick (jive)

Pink Lip Gloss
Miss Janeo: Sugar Baby Gloss 2 Glow (moon-light) 
LaurenDayMakeup: NYX Megashine Lip Gloss (salsa) 

Strawberry Sistas  

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Inspiration: My Secrets

One year ago... I shared my secrets... 

.:{My Secrets  2011 }:.

I have always felt like an outsider. On the outside Looking In…

I hate being alone.
I believe in love at first sight. 
One day I want to get married in Hawaii at sunset!
I wonder if I will ever fall in LOVE again
Sometimes I lie. But when it comes to love the truth will set you free!
Music is like Oxygen… it's the only thing that can take away the pain!
I hate losing friends. I always blame myself.
My friends mean the world to me. I love them like family. 
I love giving without getting anything in return except a smile
I believe in destiny, true love, Angels and the power of dreams. 
I have always wanted to inspire others
These are my secrets. 

Monday, January 16, 2012

Golden Globes 2012: Naked in Neutrals

2012 Golden Globes
Best Dressed

Naked in Neutrals
There was no denying that this year's biggest Hollywood makeup trend is naked/nude natural beauty accented with metallics! Twenty Twelve's Golden Globe red carpet was packed with starlets showing off their inner beauty wearing sexy neutral tones. Notice the simple and sexy hairstyles with bracelets and simple clutches....

Mila Kunis 
mesmerising in Christian Dior 

M is for Mila. M is for Mesmerising. Golden Globes presenter Mila Kunis graced the red carpet with style and elegance. Showing her hollywood elders a thing or two about how to rock an off the shoulder black Christian Dior gown. Her effortless beauty was enhanced by the naked shimmery neutral eyeshadow she wore. Satin nude lips gave her a sultry glamorous look perfectly appropriate for the Golden Globes as the new face of Dior.  Chic. Stylish. Stunning. 
Jessica Alba 
amazes in sparkling Bulgari and Gucci

Jessica Alba was glowing in a strapless champagne gown by Gucci. Adorned with sparkles and diamonds from Bulgari using a cuff, drop earrings, diamond ring and chic blush-toned clutch. This sassy sexy mum glistened in nudes. Simple. Stunning. Elegant. 

Elle McPherson
elegant in supermodel style sexiness

Aussie sweetheart Elle Macpherson stunned the red carpet crowds in her mermaid style, figure-hugging cream Zac Posen. This gorgeous dress featured a divine tule train which gave Elle a beautiful Barbie-doll like look. Her endless cascading supermodel blonde curls were absolutely picture perfect! Elle's golden accessories were the perfect choice for this princess style ensemble. Bold, Gorgeous and Fun. Celebrity Makeup Artist Troy Jensen created Elle's gorgeous Golden Globes makeup. "This look was inspired by Elle's natural golden complexion. I used hues of gold, champagne, peach and soft taupe."


Salma Hayek
sultry in sexy strapless Gucci 

Salma Hayek graced the red carpet in true sultry latino style... Just like Elle her volumous curls were the highlight of her whole Golden Globes outfit. Her golden tan skin complimented her dazzling art-deco style Gucci Premiere gown. Metallics were all over the red carpet this season and Salma was radiant in Black and Gold just like a greek goddess. Accessorising her vintage inspired outfit with bold gold drop earrings and a black satin clutch - Just right. Smokey bronze eyeshadow with pink nude lips made this starlet one very sexy vixen. Meow! Vivacious. Sultry. Sexy. 

These sexy starlets prove that less really is more.... Will you be going back to basics with your makeup this year and creating that nude I-just-wake-up-this-beautiful look? 

View more 2012 Golden Globes fashion: Lady in Red

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2012 Golden Globes: Lady in Red

2012 Golden Globes
Best Dressed

Lady in Red
Red is always glamorous no matter the decade. Think Marilyn Monroe. We can always count on our favourite stars strutting down the red carpet wearing this classic colour! Here are my Best Dressed picks.... The Ladies in Red from this year's Golden Globes! 

Angelina Jolie 
amazing in hollywood style satin chic 

Angelina Jolie! Va Va Vooom! Angelina looked absolutely divine in her classic tattoo-revealing rocker-hollywood style for this years Golden Globes. Notice the gorgeous brunette mane pulled up in an elegant twisted bun. Just perfect! She is glamorous without even trying. The mix of cream silky satin accented with a bold red panel on her dress, put Angie's red carpet style in a league of it's own! The vibrant yet subtle satin finish of her cherry red lips it's just perfection. During the awards ceremony when she was presenting, her statement red lips dazzles in gloss, they almost stole the show! Amazing. Effortless. Classic. 

Dianna Agron 
divine in lacy racy red

Glee goddess Dianna Agron glistened and glowed in a razzle dazzle Giles Deacon lacey red gown. Notice the delicate swan cut out detailing - Wow! Just Stunning! This sassy sexy little number was paired with matte fiery red lips, warm brown eyeshadow and her signature red carpet subtle navy blue eyeliner. Hair was elegantly up and showcased her gorgeous angel cheek bones. Ravishing. Confident. Divine. 

Reese Witherspoon 
ravishing in Red

Reese stunned the crowd in this sexy red Zac Posen gown. That stunning Witherspoon smile lit up the red carpet and her flawless natural beauty was complimented with naked neutral makeup. Glossy red lips, sparkling diamond cuffs, red picture-perfect polished nails and sexy wavy blonde locks complete her Golden Globe look. Timeless. Stunning. Sweet. 

Claire Danes 
dazzling in metal with bold lips

This sexy back-less cut out long black and white J. Mendel gown flatters Claire's slim figure. Gorgeous shimmery metallic silver detail at the back of her dress, made Ms Danes look like she was dripping in diamonds. Her sleek style complimented by classic blonde locks swept up off her face. Bold red lipstick always looks gorgeous on Claire because of her peachy perfect pale skin. Claire Danes new show Homeland won Best TV Series Drama and  Claire took home the award for Best Actress in a TV Series Drama. Claire was Elegant. Subtle. Glamorous. 

View more of my best dressed picks...
Golden Globes fashion Naked in Neutrals 

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Photo A Day Challenge: Day 8 - 14

.:{ January Photo A Day Challenge }:.  
Day 8 - Day 14

So it's the 2nd week of Fat Mum Slim's January 2012 Photo A Day Challenge.... 

.:{Day 8 }:.
your sky

I love sunset, dusk and twilight.... Here is my sky the day before the full moon... Look how beautiful the moon looks rising into the stunning summer sky. Mesmerising.... 

.:{Day 9 }:.
daily routine

This is my daily skincare routine... On my Earth Angel mission I am adding natural/organic and cruelty-free skincare into my daily routine. The key to younger looking skin - you ask? Consistency. Washing your face every morning and every evening with a good makeup remover, cleanser, moisturiser and eye cream. 

.:{Day 10 }:.

One thing I truly love from my childhood was watching cartoons from the 80's like My Little Pony, Care Bears, Duck Tales, Gummi Bears etc... Being a kid was the best years of my life. I just I am now at the age of 30, still just a big kid at heart.... This is my My Little Pony Princess Sparkles T-Shirt from Jay Jays. Also my sweet little pony pals, Rainbow Dash, Cheerilee. 

.:{Day 11 }:.
where you sleep
This is my Playboy Mansion bedding... Where I sleep (alone...) every night! 
Silver sparkly satin sheets and fuchsia pink pillows with a diamond Playboy bunny logo. I have always been a huge fan of Playboy and have lots of Playboy merchandise in my bedroom. 

.:{Day 12 }:.
So there's no denying that Barbie is just the most perfect dolly on the planet. I just adore her. This is a close up of one of the Barbie dolls that I own. I got her last year with Ken for Barbie's birthday. I was always a tom boy as a kid and played with cars and basketball cards rather than dolls. So my fascination with Barbie only developed when I discovered makeup about 12 years ago... even since she has been an icon and I will always adore her. 

.:{Day 13 }:.
in your bag

My new handbag for summer 2011/2012 is this silver tote bag that I got with my Lollipop Splash fragrances. It's really pretty and matches most of my outfits and it's hot pink inside!
In my bag at the moment I'm carrying my pink ipod nano, new iphone4, napoleon eight is enough beauty case (I carry my iphone in here it has a mirror), Lauren notebook, hair brush, Australis Vanilla body spray, sugar baby vanilla roll on perfume, marilyn monroe wallet, Eclipse mints, maui jim sunnies, business card holder, New York mirror, Mary Kay pink beauty bag, Lime Crime lipstick, Napoleon Perdis lipstick, Mariah Carey roll on perfume, 2 NYX Lip Glosses, Mountain Girl Soap Vanilla Lip Balm.

.:{Day 14 }:.
something your reading
This is my favourite book this month... I bought it last year... I couldn't wait for 2012 to begin so I could start my new journey of self discovery. I am so passionate about horoscopes and astrology. When I meet people I am always so fascinated to discover what star sign they are. I am a true Aquarius. I love discovering all the personality traits about Aquarius, it's so magical and enables me to express my spirituality. 

More Photos from the January Photo A Day challenge coming soon... check out My Photos from Day 1 - 7