Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Birthday Weekend

I celebrated my birthday with family and close friends last weekend. Here are some happy snaps :)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Haul from Sydney International Beauty & Spa Expo

A little late, but better now than never :)

 "Sand Tropez" and "Coat Azure" from Essie's A French Affair, Spring 2011 Collection

Swatch of "Sand Tropez" - my new FAVOURITE nailpolish!!! Coat Azure swatch to come soon...

I wasnt very impressed with the instant dry oil - it dried the nailpolish but the top coat didnt give it much shine. I much prefer Seche Vite fast dry top coat!

Ere Perez Natural Vanilla Highlighter, LOVE the smell. 

 Ere Perez Mascara

Ere Perez Natural Beetroot Cheek and Lip Tint.

Gorgeous Cosmetics iInk Eyeliner Pencil - sooo smooth, creamy and pigmented with amazing staying power.

Gorgeous Cosmetics Lipstick in "Dreamy".

Once I have had time to try the products for a while, I will post up reviews and swatches :)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

OOTD - Winter Casual #3

This is what I wore yesterday to the beauty expo :) These red jeans are my new favourite!!!

Will do a post on the items I bought at the expo soon...

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Haul - Accessories from Love Couture and Sportsgirl

Yay for accessories hauls!! Accesories are my favourite pick-me-up :) hehe

Here are some close-ups of the goodies.

Clutch: Love Couture $30

Earrings: Love Couture, $4.95-$6.95

Bangles ($10 each), Necklace ($8) and Lipglosses ($3 each), Sportsgirl

Upclose of the bangles :)

And here are some swatches of the lipglosses, the first pic I am wearing Bohemian and the second one is Sugar Plum.  I have nothing but the lipglosses on my lips.

FOTD - Sydney International Spa and Beauty Expo

This is my FOTD...

Haha this is how I really looked...

Laura Mericer Silk Creme Foundation
Bobbi brown corrector
NYX powder
Elf Contouring Blush and Powder Set

Lord and Berry e/s in 4451 (its purple, sorry dont know the name of it!)
Mac e/s all that glitters, vanilla, brown down, texture and carbon
Rimmel eyebrow pencil
Maybelline stiletto eyeliner
Maybelline great lash mascara
Stila Smudgestick waterproof eyeliner
Ardell lashes in "babies"

Mac - Longwear lipstick in Overtime

Today I went to the Sydney International Spa and Beauty Expo and picked up some bits and bobs.  There was a lot of skincare companies, nailpolishes, waxes, wigs and some make-up.  I will have a separate post on the products I bought at the show soon :)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Hair Nutrition

I am very excited! I just bought Hair Nutrition from Priceline :)

Lately my hair has been very limp, lifeless and no body...I have tried blackmores strong hair and nails supplement and I didn't find it to have noticeable results.  My lovely friend Anita recommended I try Hair Nutrition so I will give it a shot.  The packaging says you will notice a difference with stronger, healthier, shinier hair after 30 days - which is pretty much one box of supplements (I think there are 30ish tablets).

Will keep you posted on the progress...

PS - Charlie and I had dinner at Westfield Pitt St mall.. and can I say how impressed I am!! Guess I will have to eat here more often :P

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Neutral Palette Series - Tutorial for Olivia Palermo inspired look

So I decided to start a neutral palette series - basically they will be tutorials for different looks using neutral eyeshadow palettes. I find that I am drawn more towards neutral palettes than bright colours only cos I get much more use out of these palettes.  So I thought it would be good to start sharing how you can achieve different looks - e.g. natural, glam, work/school, night outs, etc, with neutral palettes :)

Here is my first look of the series, inspired by the gorgeous Olivia Palermo.  I actually forgot to take pictures during the day after I applied my make-up so the photos below are when I got back home after a day of shopping! So the flash has washed out a lot of the colour.

Please let me know what you think!!