Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tutorial! Super easy party makeup!

I am really excited for Christmas and New Years for so many reasons. Long summer days, hanging out with family and friends, the outdoors, and the general happy spirit everyone seems to be in!  It is also one of the most busiest times of the year, how is a girl supposed to squeeze in shopping when there is work to be done, parties to attend and drinks to be drunk?

So to maximise the time spent enjoying the silly season without comprising on your looks, I have a quick and super easy smokey eye look that is very wearable day or night - I know this will become my "go-to" party look!

Let me know what you think and what your favourite PARTY looks are :)

Products used in video:
- Naked palette
- Mac paintpoint in "Constructivist"
- Bobbi Brown long-wear gel eyeliner in "Black Ink"
- Benefit Mascara "They're Real" (my fav!!)
- Revlon Lip Butter in Cotton Candy

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Makeup for special occasions :)

Hope you all had an amazing weekend! I absolutely loved the weather! Hello Summer, about time!

Today I wanted to share special occasion makeup looks that I did yesterday.  My dragon boat buddy (Yuen) and her friend (Alex) wanted their makeup done for a birthday party on Saturday night.  Here are the before and afters. I only resized and cropped the images below, no photoshopping!

Both gorgeous girls!! :)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

NOTD! Bourjois Nailpolish in Rose Lounge

Hello lovelies :) Hope you all had a great weekend! I can't believe how quick it has flown by, weekends are soo busy this time of year! I wanted to share with you my nail of the day featuring Bourjois nailpolish in Rose Lounge. I picked this up at Priceline a couple weeks ago and I was eager to try it as it was my first Bourjois nail product ever and apparently it was the colour that Kate Middleton wore to her wedding!

The application of the polish was super easy, the brush is wider and flatter than your conventional nailpolish brush. I applied 3 coats of this product and I feel that it's still not as opaque as I'd like it to be. Nevertheless I am in love with this colour, the perfect nude, clean colour when you want a break from the brights or the deeps.

 Have you tried Bourjois nailpolish before? What are your favs?

Monday, November 12, 2012

Makeup for Pre-Wedding Photoshoot: Michelle

Happy Monday all :) I did the makeup and hair for Michelle for a pre-wedding shoot in the Blue Mountains. Unfortunately I forgot to take a before photo (she's so beautiful without makeup) but here is the finished look.  I was going for a very simple makeup look, just accentuating her eyes. These are untouched photos from my dslr in their hotel room, hoping to receive some of the photos from the shoot soon.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Pastel NOTD! Face of Australia in I'll take you to the candy shop

I'm seriously loving Pastels! I wanted to pick up ALL the colorus in the Face of Australia range!! I picked up three colours and today I'm wearing I'll take you to the candy shop by Face of Australia.

In the bottle, the colour looks quite matte with a subtle pearly shimmer.  When first applied, it is quite pearly compared to polish formulae I would usually wear.  But after a few days, I got used to the pearly-ness and it actually keeps the pastel colour quite shiny rather than some pastel polishes that lose the shine after a few days. As you can see in the picture below though, you can't really see the pearly-ness but I am just a hardcore cream polish fan hehe

Have you tried Face of Australia polish before? What did you think?

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sculptures by the Sea 2012, Bondi to Tamarama

Every year during Spring, Bondi hosts the famous Sculptures by the Sea where the scenic Bondi to Tamarama walk is filled with beautiful art pieces. We went last weekend and the event never fails to draw a crowd! Looking at these photos always makes me feel grateful of how breathtaking Sydney is. Here are some of my favourite sculptures :)

Did you go this year? What were your favourite sculptures?