The Body Shop Jumbo Event ~ Wake Up With a Big One

Posted by on March 26, 2014 | 0 comments

The Body Shop Jumbo Event ~ Wake Up With a Big One

The Body Shop Jumbo Event ~ Wake Up With a Big One

The Body Shop Jumbo Event ~ Wake Up With a Big One

The Body Shop Jumbo Event ~ Wake Up With a Big One

The Body Shop Jumbo Event ~ Wake Up With a Big One

The Body Shop Jumbo Event ~ Wake Up With a Big One

The Body Shop Jumbo Event ~ Wake Up With a Big One

A couple weeks ago The Body Shop launched their new limited edition, “JUMBO” range of bath and body products. They held a beautiful breakfast event in their Bourke Street store, also known as the biggest Body Shop store in the southern hemisphere. It was stunningly put together and an absolute joy to attend :)

My favourite products were naturally, the two jumbo sized Strawberry Shower Gel ($19.95) and Body Butter ($29.95), these two are just deliciously sweet, and the scent lingers on long after your shower~ I go through bath products like a kid with candy, so larger sizes are perfect! :)

The Body Shop Jumbo Event ~ Wake Up With a Big One

The Body Shop Jumbo Event ~ Wake Up With a Big One

The Body Shop Jumbo Event ~ Wake Up With a Big One

Another stand out product for me were the Colour Crush lipsticks, incredibly pigmented with a semi matte finish, without leaving the lips dry at all. Loving the red shade the most :) (I’m hunting for my perfect red)

Have you guys tried the new Jumbo range yet? What do you think? They are almost comically large at first, but now oh so economical during bath time!

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Edible Instagram ~ Boomf

Posted by on March 25, 2014 | 8 comments

Edible Instagram

Edible Instagram

Edible Instagram

Edible Instagram

During my wanders through the interweb I came across this adorable site called Boomf, I think they were featured on a blog I found but I’ve forgotten the name of it since :(

Anyways, Boomf basically lets you print your instagram photos on marshmallows! It’s a pretty interesting idea (maybe gimmicky), and I thought this would be a great gift to give friends. But I wanted to try it out for myself first to see if it was any good.

The verdict? It’s a cute idea, but if you’re looking at this for a tasty snack then you just need to be aware that these cute cubes taste like vanilla marshmallow with a lot of food colouring on top (no surprise).

Including shipping, the entire package only set me back $22AUD (₤12 from the UK) which in comparison to a lot of stuff you find online is really good! This would be a fantastic gift to give a friend who is:

1) Obsessed with Instagram
2) Has a sweet tooth!

The package took about 3 weeks to arrive to remember to give it time if you’re ordering for a particular event!

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FOTD ~ Golden Wings

Posted by on March 24, 2014 | 0 comments

Golden Wings

Golden Wings

Golden Wings

I don’t know why I don’t use my Naked palette more often, every time I do I curse myself for not using it more because the quality is just so amazing! The colours are so saturated, they blend amazingly well (not like the trouble I often have with cheaper shadows) and… well I could go on, but I’m sure most of the beauty community already have! With such high quality products, it’s so much easier to create interesting eye looks :)


PRODUCTS USED:

Naked
MAC Studio Fix Powder – N4
e.l.f Powder Blush – Peachy Keen
MAC Paint Pot – Painterly
Maybelline the Falsies Flared – Blackest Black
Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss Stick – Almond Nude

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How to Create Simple Smokey Eyes

Posted by on March 21, 2014 | 0 comments

How to Create Simple Smokey Eyes

How to Create Simple Smokey Eyes

How to Create Simple Smokey Eyes

How to Create Simple Smokey Eyes

Even though I love tackling extreme makeup looks, some of the most common questions I get from my friends is how to approach some of the more basic aspects of makeup / beauty. Things like how to curl your hair, how to wash your brushes and how to do a smokey eye.

So today I’m attempting to demonstrate an incredibly simple smokey eye. I’ve only used three products for the eyes, black eye shadow, black eyeliner pencil and mascara. The idea is to use minimal products to achieve a put together smokey eye look.

Hope you guys found this somewhat useful! I’m planning to gradually cover a range of “simple” videos aimed mostly at my friends and anyone else who may be interested in learning the basics :)

How to Create Simple Smokey Eyes

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Clinique Cheek Pop – Peach Pop Review, Swatches and Photos

Posted by on March 20, 2014 | 3 comments

Clinique Cheek Pop - Peach Pop

Clinique Cheek Pop - Peach Pop

Clinique Cheek Pop - Peach Pop

Clinique Cheek Pop - Peach Pop

How adorable is this blush? And can you believe it was from Clinique too? This is something I’d expect more from maybe Dior or Lancôme, but Clinique? Colour me impressed!

When I first saw them launch in the states I snapped one up immediately (I’m a sucker for packaging as you know) I was very tempted to get more than just one shade, but as I was ordering online, I made sure to just restrict myself to one first, and made sure it was a coral shade since coral seems to work best with my skin tone. I can safely say I will definitely be purchasing more!

Stunning design aside, I love that the design is so deep into the product so just a few uses isn’t going to cause the flower to disappear. You probably need to make your way about half way down the pan till the flower design disappears which I love.

The blush is on the harder side in terms of powder, so you need a pretty firm brush to pick up the product. Nothing as harsh as foundation synthetic brushes, just a regular powder blush brush, but I wouldn’t go with anything too soft. I tried a very soft brush and it picked up virtually no product.

Pigmentation is pretty amazing, a few swipes with my brush is all I need for a pretty heavy application to one cheek, if I wanted something subtle I could easily cover both sides. The colour range isn’t anything mind blowing, but they are perfectly “agreeable” colours, does that make sense? The colour range is standard, agrees with a large range of skin types and ultimately if you only have 4 shades in your blush range, you want to go with the most common colours possible. I don’t think you’d be disappointed by any of these!

Highly recommend this blush, I love using it and can’t wait to get more.

If you’re interested, you can purchase these online for $21USD or $40AUD in Australia.

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OOTD – Simple and Clean

Posted by on March 19, 2014 | 2 comments

OOTD - White Dress

OOTD - White Dress

OOTD - White Dress

OOTD - White Dress

OOTD - White Dress

Zara Lace Dress; ASOS Hippie Shake Leather Sandals With T-Bar; Louis Vuitton Inclusion Bracelet PM; Burberry Watch;

Simple and Clean. When it comes to fashion, I view myself as being a pretty simple sort of girl. I love the basics, clean lines and the simplicity of any outfit. I love accessories like the next girl, but I’ve never quite gotten the hand of being able to wear a ton of bracelets or rings (though I’m keen to start wearing more of them!), they always seem to get in the way and by the end of the day I’ve taken them off one by one as they float around the bottom of my bag.

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Chanel “Double C” Earrings

Posted by on March 18, 2014 | 0 comments

Chanel Earrings

Chanel Earrings

I -love- earrings, I know I’m just stating the obvious here, but I find earrings really help turn a good look into a great look! They add a touch of elegance without over crowding the face. So would it surprise you to learn I don’t have pierced ears?

I know a lot of people have told me getting them pierced is relatively painless, but I just can’t bring myself to take the plunge. And so clip ons, magnetic and cuff rings will have to do for now (even though I’m aware they inflict more pain). These Chanel clip ons were a bit of a spontaneous purchase, I was busy looking for sunglasses and came across these last minute just as I was leaving with my new pair of sunnies. I didn’t realise designers made clip on earrings, even if they were “costume” only, I was sold and I love them so much!

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Candy Crush Nail Art

Posted by on March 17, 2014 | 3 comments

Candy Crush Nail Art

Candy Crush Nail Art

Candy Crush Nail Art

Candy Crush Nail Art

To follow on from my latest Book of Fables chapter, I wanted to pair it with some Candy Crush inspired nail art! For the video I decided to use fake nails instead as they were so much easier to paint and get the design even (though unfortunately were quite obviously fake!)

Once I finished filming, I attempted the same design on my actual nails so I could wear it out. The result was not as elegant as on the fake nails, just because I found it difficult to create a full even line on the edges of my nails. However from a distance it still has a cool effect!

I’m by no means a nail art expert, but I find it so fun to do! So I’m hoping over time I’ll learn to improve :)

Products used
Essie – Hip-anema
Essie – Fear or Desire
China Glaze – Sunshine Pop
China Glaze – Gaga for Green
China Glaze – Hanging in the Balance
NYX – Nail Art White

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Book of Fables: Chapter 107 – Candy Crush Saga

Posted by on March 14, 2014 | 2 comments

Candy Crush Saga

Who here hasn’t played Candy Crush Saga? It’s a seriously addictive game, and I won’t tell you that I’m currently struggling on level 425….

That aside, I loved how bold and vibrant the colours were and I just couldn’t not attempt a look dedicated to the adorable Tiffi (short of Toffette), who has been with me through every level and episode of this game :)

I wasn’t completely confident with this look, I find light coloured wigs a little… strange on me just because my brows are so dark and strong, but I’m working harder and attempting to be a good chameleon and hopefully this is a positive step towards that direction :) Hope you enjoy the video!

Candy Crush Saga

Products used:

Bourjois 10 Hour Sleep Effect Foundation – 51
YSL Touche Eclat – 01
Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder – 120 Classic Ivory
e.l.f Powder Blush – Tickled Pink
MAC Powder Blush – Apple Red
Coastal Scents 88 Eyeshadow Palette
BH Cosmetics 120 Palette – 01
MAC Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation – NC20
MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation – N4
Benefit The Porefessional
Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Liner – Black Ink
L’Oreal Volume Million Lashes – Extra Black
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion – Eden
Revlon Colorburst Lipstick – Carnation
Canmake Highlighter – 01

Candy Crush Saga

Candy Crush Saga

Candy Crush Saga

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Imagery ~ White Night

Posted by on March 13, 2014 | 0 comments

Melbourne White Night

Melbourne White Night

Melbourne White Night

Melbourne White Night

Melbourne White Night

Melbourne White Night

Couple weeks ago White Night was held in Melbourne. Apparently it’s been around for a while now, but this year was the first time I’ve ever attended. For those who aren’t familiar White Night is a 12 hr annual event in Melbourne where artists display their artwork through light, projecting their creations on to buildings in the city. I’m not 100% sure I would go again. The intersection between Flinders Street station and St Kilda Rd was so packed to the point if anything had gone wrong, it would be very easy become trapped and seriously injured. None the less, the photos and light works were pretty amazing.

Did you guys head out to White Night by any chance? And for those not local, do you guys have anything similar in your city?

If you’re curious to know what the night was like in person, check out my vlog~

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