Thursday, November 25, 2010

Kate Middleton Inspired Makeup

So I have obviously been seeing a lot of Kate Middleton recently and I love her elegance and simplicity, even though everyone might be over it by now - i'm not! 
So last night when Panancea81 uploaded this video with a tutorial on how to achieve simple Kate Middleton makeup, I had to do my own version today for work!

Overall, I am very impresed with how easy this look is to achieve, but at the same time looks lovely for a day at work. Kate seems to be very natural and very highlighted, so this is what the tutorial aimed at doing. Keep reading for a list of products I used! 

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in Tawny
Australis Ready Set Go Translucent finishing powder 
Mac blush in Peachykeen
28 neutral palette whitest shase (same as eyes) used as inner cheek highlight

Mac Bare Study paint pot
Coastal Scents 28 nutural palette, a blend of the lightest shades all over the lid, and the whitest shade for highlight
Benefit Bad Gal eyeliner - I used this on the upper and lower water lines as well as lining the normal areas of my eyes, I then set this with the black from the 28 neutral palette
Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara

Mac C-Thru Lipglass

So what do you think? Easy? Elegant? Fast? 
Would you do this?
I don't think you have to be engaged to a Prince to try to look like a Princess. 

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Interviewing on the Red Carpet...

I had such a fabulous night a couple of weeks ago doing the red carpet interviews for the opening night of the Gold Coast Film Festival. It was a fantastic evening with the opening film and the after party. I have been interning with a PR company here throughout the semester and this night she threw me in the deep end to interview the stars on camera. A lot of you wont know the stars as they are mostly Australia, a lot of Home and Away and Neighbors actors and more, but an actor some of you may know is Xavier Samuels from Eclipse. Photo below.

The red carpet seemed to be testosterone filled and there weren't many female stars there showing off there looks, however this actress looks fabulous in her nude heels and her skirt and tucked in top combo.

After a nervous evening acting like a bit of an entertainment journalist, I got to attend the after party, have a champagne and then go home and write up some stories. 
This was also the premiere night for my clip in extensions, which you can't really see but I will do a separate on those! 
Just thought I'd share my lovely evening with you! And welcome any new followers! Look forward to frequent posts now I have finished with my degree.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Diva Deal

I have become slightly obsessed with cute, feminine style pieces of jewelry lately. I walked in to Diva and they were having a 4 for $10 sales! I picked up 4 pairs that I could not resist and they are now mine!
I love little deals like this, they make me happy and now I have 4 new sets of earrings in collection :)

What do you think? Good deal? Have you found any other great little pieces lately? 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I got Tumblr!

Hi everyone!
I'm so so so excited because my new laptop arrived today.
This means endless blogging opportunities and a new webcam to try and film some videos on too! October faves perhaps? 

But first I want to share my Tumblr account with you all. 
Click HERE.
If you have Tumblr, why not follow me? And send me your link and I'll follow you too!
Also if you aren't already, be sure to follow me on Twitter as well.

New post tomorrow!


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Exams. Graduation. Stress.

Oh how I wish I could spend my evenings putting together fabulous desserts right now... chocolate cake, cookies, pie... all vegan of course. Instead I am doing the backward meaning and I am stressing out!

In the next few weeks I have FOUR exams and one assignment due. At the end of this I'll be finished my semester and also finished university forever. OMG. I can't believe I am about to graduate, this is crazy!

Basically, this blog has a lot in stall for any date after the 18th November. After that final exam, me and my new laptop (on her way to me in the mail) will be blogging a lot and recording new You Tube videos! I have a list so long of products to review, makeup tutorial series and more which I am excited to get out to you all! But for now priority numero uno is to succeed in my exams and graduate with my Bachelor of Journalism. And then who knows... I know that working and saving the $$$ is the next step to get overseas again!

But I promise, there is going to be a bombardment of posts coming in less than a month!!!


Saturday, October 9, 2010

On my wishlist - Dior Glossy Sunglasses

Currently on my wishlist are these beautiful Dior Glossy sunglasses. On a recent trip to Melbourne I tried them on and LOVED them! I m definitely going to pick them up before Summer gets here in a couple of months. They are perfect over sized sunglasses and are also big with the celebs!

What do you think of them?


Sunday, October 3, 2010

Asos - Boyfriend Style Watch

About one and a half weeks ago I ordered this watch from, you can see it listed here.
The watch is the fabulous and stylish boyfriend style and I must admit I have worn my boyfriends watches before to achieve the look. Asos describe it as two tone metal watch with a retro face. 

I love that this watch is both gold and silver as I have been so inspired to mix my jewelry lately (thanks to and thus I needed a watch that went with both looks.

This watch retails for approx 22 pounds and shipping to Australia is about another 10, but well worth it! The only thing I don't like is the fact that it doesn't even say Asos on the face, it kind if looks a bit no name? Shipped quickly and I am so happy with the result!

Have you been sporting the Boyfriend watch trend???


Thursday, September 9, 2010

O.P.I Charged Up Cherry

I routinely get my acrylic nails done now and I get so excited each time to pick which colour I m going to have. I decided to go with something fun and bright because I usually stick to the pales. This colour stood out quickly and I am so happy I got it!

The other fabulous thing about this colour is that it is a bit of red and a bit of pink and for me who doesn't like wearing red and pink together (even pink nails and a red top) this colour allows me to do that!
Im considering ordering it for my own collection, to go along with the Essie order I am awaiting from Ebay!


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Im back and in a new home

I know it has been a while (long while) since my last post. I went through such a good phase of regular blogging while I was over in Europe and then I started to enjoy my holiday a bit more and just relaxed and then I came home and took a week to get over jet lag then looked for a new apartment and now here I am in my new place finally settling in!

Blogging is a nice hobby for me, I sit down with a cup of tea and write away. I have a few posts planned in my head. A mini haul should be coming up, some fashion posts and some FOTD's. I am sure some random posts will get in there too.

I took these 2 photos of some parts of the apartment I have been working on. The new place is great, it is 2 story, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom and a biiiiiiiig kitchen (yay!).

Under the stairs is this little cut out infront of the dining room. The bf placed shells there and I put some flowers and tealight candles from Ikea. I think it is so cute!

These bookshelves were finally put together this afternoon! I looooooove reading and I have been sick of storing all these books around random places. Now they have one home in the cosy coner of our loungeroom.

That is all for now but expect a new post soon!

Saturday, July 10, 2010


Hi everyone!
Lately I have been on a blogging spree and posting almost everyday! I don't plan to stop this anytime soon either, I love blogging! But apart from this I have also been reading so many blogs too and therefore it is time to do a post about the blogs I love!

Stefanie is a fellow Aussie blogger and has a fantastic blog. She does regular product reviews, especially on perfume. She also has talented looks posted and she sets her self challenges such as the "50 days of lip products" challenge!

This is a great blog for variety. You get fashion, makeup, gossip and the odd recipe here too. And on top of that, it is updated daily!

Sabrina, who writes this blog, has been a good friend of mine for over a year now. I even got to meet up with her on a recent trip to London and go shopping together!
Her blog is full of reviews, great drugstore finds, fashion posts, hauls and on top of that little creative pieces which Sabrina makes herself! A must have on your blog list!

Faye has such a cute blog! The blog has hauls, product swatches/reviews, fashion posts and really cute posts and pictures! Definitely a great read and place to visit!

So that is it for this installment. As I have more and more recommendations, you will see more posts like this one! I think this is the best way to find new blogs!
Happy following girls!


Friday, July 9, 2010

Rimmel 'Airy Fairy' Lipstick

This was definitley a YouTube made me do it lipstick as I have seen it in various videos and on various blogs too. I have to admit this lipstick would be in my top 5 lipsticks EVER. It is a nice mauve/pink colour and the consistency on this product is amazingly creamy. I find that so many of my lipsticks show up and dry skin cells I may have whereas the creaminess of this one covers it completely. And best of all you can find it for under $10 in your local drugstore. Way to go Rimmel! I think I might branch out and try another colour!
To see this lipstick in a FOTD click here. 

Do you own this colour? Have you tried and other Rimmel lipsticks?

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Coral Crepe Paint Pot as a Cream Blush

I know a lot of people picked up the gorgeous Coral Crepe Paintpot from Mac's Pret-a-papier collection so I thought this post might be useful. When rushing to do my makeup one day I pulled out this paint pot and insted of putting it on my eyes, I realised that it would be a lovely blush colour too! So I got it on my finger and started blending it in and Voila! I had a lovely coral sheen on my cheeks that no blush I have could ever match! 
I love making products I already have more versatile, the only problem is this colour is Limetid Edition so if I use it too often I will run out!

What do you think of this idea?


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Benefit Eye Bright

When I was in London I was lucky enough to be there when Glamour magazine were having the Benefit giveaway. I of course bought all three magazines and got the three different pencils. I am going to be reviewing each one and to start with I chose Eye Bright which primarily brightens your eyes making you look more away.
Lets take a look at the packaging:

Swatched onto my skin it comes out a very pearly white. I think it is comparible to Milk or  Cottage Cheese by NYX though they are back in Australia and I can't show you.

I find it can be worn three ways. As an inner corner highlight and on the water line to brighten your eyes and it is also a quick simple brow highlight that you can easiƦy rub in with your finger when you are in a rush. I wore nothing but som mascara and the Eye Bright in the following photo to give you an idea.

On it retails for US $20 which I find to be a bit overpriced. In the end it really is just an oversized white eye pencil with a pearly finish. If you have the money to spend then why not buy it but if you can grab an NYX jumbo pencil then take that one instead. But I do like the idea of an eye brightening pencil and I think it can definitley make you look fresh and awake.
Here is a FOTD for you as well:

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation mixed with Dior Skin Nude Foundation
Mac Powder
Nars Casino Bronzer
Mac Dollymix Blush
Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara
Benefit Eye Bright
Rimmel Lipstick in Airy Fairy

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Romantic Getaway Booked - Brighton

My lack of FOTD's and other beauty oriented posts has been limited due to the fact I am at Roskilde Festival in Denmark so these posts have been pre-schduled (though I do get to check my internet everyday)!

Even though I did a 24 hour trip to London the other week, I have now booked a romantic getaway trip with the boyfriend to Brighton for 2 nights!

We are visiting it as a perspective place we may move to next year. It is also heaven if you are vegan as there are so many restaurants and health food shops there!

Has anyone been there before and do you have any recommendations on what to do there?


Saturday, July 3, 2010

Revlon Pink Nude - The Perfect Manicure Colour

This colour was purchased along side Revlon's Minted which you can see my swatch here. Unlike my dislike for that colour I am in LOVE with this one. I declare it the perfect Manicure colour... ehem manicure, this is not one that works on my toes but instead works fabulously on the nails.

Ths colour is great when my acrylics are growing out as from a bit of distance the colour blends well with the natural nail colour.
It is also as the name says, a pink nude and I would say slightly peachy too.

I will be pulling this one out a lot.

Do you recommend any other colours similar to this one? Nutural nails are a new obsession :D

Friday, July 2, 2010

Camping at a rock festival - Camping Essentials

This past week (Since last Sunday) I have been camping and living the rough life at Roskilde Festival in Denmark. Most of my posts have been pre-scheduled (including this one).
Basically it is an 8 day festival with 5 days of partying before the bands even start and you sleep in tents and use port-a-loos and dont get to shower. But I am lucky to have a boyfriend with as much eagerness as me to come back to Copenhagen every other day to refresh and take showers and wash clothes! I am hoping once I see the bands it will all be worth it, but I am not that a big music freak either. I am looking forward to seeing Gorillaz, Jack Johnson, Muse, The Prodigy and perhaps Prince if I can be bothered!
I thought this would be a good time to share with you my camping essentials and what products are making camping survibale.

1. Sun Protection.
Here is a picture of me at the festival with my sun hat, awesome heart sunglasses (h&m) and a background of tents. Also the had is double as good because if your hair is looking awful, no one can tell!

Also listed under this category would be sunscreen! Sitting out in the sun all day is dangerous and deadly in Australia and I bring this caution with me all over the world. A good 30 plus sunscreen is recommended. I like Garniers because it is so milky and smooth, though I am on the look out for a cruelty free one.

2. Hair Emergency
If you can't get to a shower and you are living in hot dirty conditions, your hair gets unusually gross. This is where Batiste becomes a saviour. I love this dry shampoo and it honestly is one of the best inventions to woman.

3. A Bath in a Wipe
So you know those lovely wipes you use each night before bed to remove your makeup? Well when camping they become your bath. I have been using them up to 4 times a day to refresh my skin from head to toe. Some slightly scented ones are best! Johnsons make a good one.

Im sure there are many other female essentials to bring camping but these are priority on the list! These are probably priority on any Summer holiday!


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Revlon Minted

I purchased this colour during my trip to London and I must say I am uncertain if I am a big fan or not. Since the mint colour phase started back last Spring I have been excited to get my hands on a mint polish. In Australia brands like Barry M and the new Revlon colours are unavailable so once in the UK I picked up this colour by Revlon and Barry M's Mint Green (I am sure a swatch is soon to follow for that one too).
After wearing this colour for a while I must say its not that great. I don't particularly think it suits me, I tend to think of mould when I look at my nails.
But in saying this, I will definitely bring this colour out again in the future and give it another try!
P.S Swatches are on acrylic nails. I am also undecided about these at the moment too. All thoughts are welcome.


Monday, June 28, 2010

Primark Haul: Shoes

I was so excited to check out Primark when I was in London and I must say it was so crazy and different to how I thought.
There are hundreds of people in there running into you with their baskets and there are clothes and shoes everywhere!
If you rummage through you will find some awesome cheap finds.
Here are some shoes I picked up:

These are a gorgeous nude/peach colour pair of flats. They are comfortable and I love the girly detail with the bronze studs on the front. Because they are nude you can wear them with anything.
Price: 6 Pounds

This pair of sandals was originally going to be purchased in nude until Sabrina pointed out all my shoes would be that colour! Not a problem I picked them up in Black instead and I know they will get worn a lot.
Price: 6 or 8 Pounds

On my shopping list for my trip was a nude pair of heels. I have been lusting over getting a pair for ages and when I saw these I had to have them. They are simple and a nice height and a fake leather.
Price: 12 pounds

What do you think of my latest finds?