Monthly Archives: March 2010

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I am leaving on a jet plane #

It is almost 4am and I am SO excited, because I am leaving on a jet plane today!! :) I have been counting down to this holiday since booking my trip back in October. This Easter weekend (extra long one for me because am taking Thursday off – woop woop) I will be going to Sydney, Australia. 

Sydney is one of my FAVOURITE cities in the whole world.

I can’t wait to go shopping, hang out with my gorgeous friend Emma, party, eat & drink lots of yummy things and just generally have an AWESOME time.


Will share pictures and purchases (think there will be quite a few…..) when I return! I hope you all have a super duper Easter weekend. Mwah xoxo

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Knight Divine Smokey Eye FOTD

This is one of my regular and favourite eye makeup looks. A soft grey smoking eye using MAC Knight Divine.
MAC Knight Divine is a veluxe pearl eye shadow that is described by MAC as a Black w/silver pearl. I personally feel it more of a blue-ish/grey black. This shade blends beautifully and is perfect for a soft or dramatic smokey eye.
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♥Face:
Revlon PhotoReady Foundation – Shade 008*
MAC Studio Fix Powder NC20
Revlon New Complexion bronzing powder in Sun*
MAC Iridescent Powder – Belightful*
NYX Blush Powder in Angel
* Expect upcoming reviews on these products! :)
♥Eyes:
MAC Bare Study Paint pot (base)
MAC Naked Pigment (all over lid)
MAC Knight Divine (crease & outer V & lower lash line)
MAC Black Tied (Outer V)
MAC Brule (brow bone highlight)
MAC Frost Pigment (tear duct)
MAC Smolder eyeliner (waterline)
MAC Liquid Liner (upper lash line)
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
♥Lips:
NYX Round lip-gloss in Whipped
PS: I think this look is similar but maybe a little softer/lighter version of the Kim Kardashian Smokey Eye Tutorial she has on her website. It’s a great tutorial to watch!
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My very first….

Hi ladies,

I finally decided to do it; my very first….VIDEO TUTORIAL!

The look I created for my tutorial was a simple natural smokey eye using my Sleek Storm Palette.  This is the finished look:

Before the start of the video I had already applied the following products:

MAC Studio Fix Fluid & Powder in NC20

NARS Orgasm Blush

MAC MSF Sunny by Nature Bronzer

Bobby Brown – Natural Brow shaper


So you would like to see how I created this look, please watch the tutorial below :)

I finished off the look with Australis (colour inject, mineral) lip-gloss in “Contemporary”. This lip-gloss was a recent drug store purchase (at only NZ$11!) and love it.  Very gorgeous pink beige nude crème shade, plus it has the most delicious lychee/peaches fragrance! I love it when a lip-gloss has a yummy taste :)


Hope you all liked the video tutorial? If yes; I will plan to do more! 

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Back in the good books :)

OK Charlize Theron is back in my good books after seeing these pictures of her at the American Cinematheque Awards in Beverly Hills. Stunning hair, makeup and outfit! So gorgeous I might be able to forgive your 2010 Oscars slip up ;) Want try this make up as an inspired FOTD soon!
PS: Charlize wore a Givenchy dress, Stella McCartney shoes and a Jimmy Choo clutch – L.O.V.E!
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NYX Angel




NYX Powder Blush in Angel – I have read many reviews on this product and now that I finally have it myself, I definitely think it lives up to its reputation.  Angel is a pretty soft pink colour that seems to work with any eye & lip look it is paired with. There’s a slight shimmer to the colour in the pan, but once applied you can hardly detect any shimmer at all whilst still giving a lovely glow to the skin.

Below is the blush swatched on my hand. It was quite tricky to get the true colour to reflect in the photo but I as you can see it’s a very natural pink blush that is soft and perfect for every day use.
With it’s dirt cheap price, lovely colour & great pigmentation; what is there not to love? Feel this blush will become one of my new faves! 
PS: I have read that NYX Angel is a close “dupe” to MAC Well Dressed blush (which has been on my wishlist for a while) Does anyone have both Well Dressed & Angel and can tell me if they are indeed similar??
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Quick & Easy FOTD

Happy Friday everyone!
Today I did a quick & easy FOTD using 2 of my new NYX products from a recent haul.

1 ) NYX Ultra Pearl Mania in Nude. Think this a wonderful little powder. The colour is called Nude but I would describe it more as a very shimmery light gold. Very pigmented and lots of shine! It is great as a overall lid colour or can be used as highlighter or for inner corner of the eye. I would definitely recommend using a base on the eyes (like paint pot or UDPP) to get longer lasting power. The powder is beautiful when you foil it too. One negative about this product is its packaging. Think I might need to transfer the powder into another pot because it is so hard to work with from the packaging it comes with!

2) NYX slim eye pencil in Cafe. Very creamy liner in a sparkly brown colour. Because of its very cheap price this liner is quite good value for money but think the staying power could be better. It doesn’t fade too quickly, but it also doesn’t stay bold and vibrant after a handful of hours. Probably would last longer when set with eye shadow.

Eyes:

MAC Bare Study Paint pot (base)
NYX Ultra Pearl Mania – Nude (all over lid)
MAC Crochet e/s (crease for a bit definition)
NYX Slim eye pencil – Cafe (upper & lower lash line)

MAC Brule (brow bone highlight))
MAC Zoom Lash Mascara

Lips:
MAC Lovelorn lipstick


On another note, check out my shoes of the day – aren’t they just awesome!? :p
Went to the movie Shutter Island tonight, was expecting it to be scary but it wasn’t at all! More mystery drama type of film. Not amazing but not bad either. 

Oh how I love Friday nights, 2 days of sleep in ahead :) Night night!