Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Christmas Gift Sets

I love this time of year the weather is getting warmer, its time for parties, Sunday afternoon drinks and its almost time for Christmas! I love the spirit of Christmas, the time spent with family and friends, the decorations, gift buying and the overall festivities.
When it comes to beauty this would be one of my favourite times of the year I love the beauty packs that each brand launch every year. This packs are not only great value for money but there normally the best of there products for the year, in the best packaging but my favourite part is that you can buy the gift sets that are mini's or sample sizes so that you can try without having to buy the full size not knowing wether or not you will like it. I did this last year with the benefit gift pack I loved it ! It was $36.00 and had around 10 to 12 travel size items. I had never used many Benefit products before so this was perfect for me to try and than buy the ones I wanted from there.

I have seen some of the Tarte collection and I think they look amazing! I really want to get my hands on some of that. Also Mac do a great Holiday Collection so hopefully I can try some of those.

Today in the mail I recieved a Mecca catolgue which got me even more excited for the upcomming season.
The Nars limited edition Fashion Tech Gloss looks perfect for me you get 4 in the pack for $52.00
Another Nars gift set is the Laser cut cheek eye and lip set which gives you 3 eye shaddows, A blush and bronzer and a miniutre lipgloss for $79.00
Lastly from Nars is the Hi def lip colour pencils - you get 5 for $65.00
I have always wanted to try out the Mecca brand of skin care however it has been on the pricy side and have also bought cheaper but again they have created a great travel size pack with 7 travel size skincare products for $70.00 which has everything you need to trial out there skincare before buying the full size.

The most excited limited edition gift set of this year would be the Glam Glow gift set for $92.00 which comes with the full size Thirstymud hydrating treatment and smaller size of the supermud and youthmud.

Now by no means is this all of the gift sets available honestly this year Nars has got so many amazing gift sets that I believe are the perfect presents.

If the above ones are too expensive Bare Minerals have some great stocking stuffers. The first one is a lipgloss and mascara for $19.00 and the second 2 lipglosses for $26.00.
Hopefully that helps you for some great ideas. All in one shop!!!
 Happy shopping !!!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sydney IMATS 2014

Sydney Imats 2014
The getting ready mess! 


So as I announced many times now I recently went to Imats Sydney and let me start off by saying what an amazing time I had. The whole trade show was an great experience and I only wish I can go again. I didn' really know what to expect when walking through the doors, but before I had even walked through the gates I must have showed up at the most perfect time because my taxi driver dropped me off right on 11.10 right infront of the beautiful Karissa from Satnightsalrite. I have had the pleasure of meeting her before but I was shocked to see her there with her boyfriend and a massive group of fans standing around her. I was shocked when  I was handed a cute little bag with 2 pairs of her lashes in it. How lovely was that!!!  
Than I walked in, straight in front was Mac to which I made my way over immediatley. The Mac line and counter was busy, now that I think of it I don't think it was as busy as I had first imagined. But it was a bit of a snatch and grab job. Some advice for people going is to have a list! Mine list considered of 3 items which where favourites and also sold out! Therefore I was just looking and grabbing and maybe not making the best decisions, however now I am happy with everything I bought. There was 20% off Mac which I thought was a really good deal as we all know Mac never has sales so I took advantage, but now thinking of it I should have bought more. One thing I can not believe I didnt buy was Lipsticks. I didnt buy one I think the reason for this was that it was 3 people deep and was'nt going to take the risk of getting an elbow in the eye lol Just joking but seriously it was a bit hard. The line actually wasnt to bad for Mac I probably waited around 30 mins to which while standing there I added another 2 things to my basket. Overall with my discount I only spent $138.00 as it was my first stop I didnt want to spend all my money.  
While waiting in the checkout queues you can watch everyone walk by with there bags. I than spotted a hot pink and black bag...... It was Sigma! I died I had been looking at the exhibitors list for weeks and they were not on there. It turns out there came under a company that brings them to Imats which is why we didnt know. So of course I b lined it through the crouds past other booths to find Sigma. I found it!!! It only had about 7 people deep around it the whole time lol but I had a voucher from work which was a prepaid credit card for $250.00 so I knew that was going to be spent on Sigma. We all know I am a massive fan of Sigma and have really needed some more brushes so this was perfect.
So after Mac and Sigma I had time to wander around and just spend time exploring through the booths and exploring some new brands I had never heard of before. I was excited to buy some new products and stock up on some lashes. I find it so funny that I went to Imats and did NOT BUY ONE LIPSTICK!...  What it wrong with me? lol I have been loving my lipsticks latley but I just didnt! So weird.
By this time it was about 2.00 I hadnt really looked to see who would be speaking but I was so happy to go sit down when I did becuase I watched the most incredible Mackeup artist to which I could not walk away from. I literally looked at my watched after listening to her it was 3.30 she was so good time just flew. Her name is Nicole Thompson a senior artist for Mac - she works mostly now in Editorial such as Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Shop til you drop, Cosmo and Womans Day to name a few. Not only does she work in editorial but also devotes most of her time in televsion on shows such as The Voice, Australian Next top Model, The today show and today tonight. I found everything she said to be so usefull and informative. I loved how she explained everything in a way that anyone would understand and after her coaching and tips be able to do. I loved her attention to detail with the priming and the preporation of the face. We all want our makeup to stay on longer, to look dewer or to stay matte!  however I now realised that most of us dont give it the time it needs to make sure that the foundation to your makeup stays on to therefore prolong your makeup. The time she spent on the model on the face alone was crazy. Now I defitley dont have the time to do this everyone morning before work, but I do relaise it takes a little more than a face moisturer and primer to make your makeup stay on. If you get the chance check her out honeslty I learned so much I was really in a trance and couldnt take my eyes off.

Her website is www.nicolethompson.com.au
After watching the amazingly talented Nicole I went for a wonder through all the other exhibitors I stumbled across a both that sold Makeup Forever! I was so excited to try out some of there products I had never bought anything from this brand before so was excited to try it out!!! By this time I had spent way to much money but could'nt pass up on this. From what I have used of this brand so far the products I purchased are incrediable. They last all day when I wear them without making my skin greasy. For me this isn't always easy finding products that stay all day but they do. I ended up purchasing 1 concealer, 1 bronzer and a pressed powder. I really wanted the HD foundation however Icould not find a colour to match.
These minx lashes by Egyptian Queen are bananas!!!
By this stage it was around 4 pm and my feet where getting sore :) so I decided to call it a day I had gone to all the exhibitors, meet and witnessed some talented and amazing people . Imats was honestly amazing I can't wait to go again. My word of advice is to save all year because once you get there you won't be able to stop!

I hope you enjoyed this post my Imats haul video will be up in the next couple of days so make sure you check that out!


Monday, September 15, 2014

Imats Sydney 2014

Imats Sydney
Wow I have been planning this trip for months and cannot believe it is only days away! I am so excited to be going to Imats Sydney this year.  I am so excited to look at the exhibitors, buy makeup and meet other beauty insiders and bloggers. Like I said I have planned this holiday months ago so it doesn’t seem real that it is nearly here. I am going with  my boyfriend Nathan ( Nathan won’t be coming to Imats though, I couldn’t do that to him lol ) So we will be leaving on Thursday night and arriving around 8.00am on Friday morning. Imats is on Saturday and Sunday at this stage I have tickets for both but not sure if I’ll go both days but I do have tickets for both.
For anyone who doesn’t know Imats is a International makeup and trade show. Imats is hosted all over the world from Sydney, London, LA and New York. With amazing exhibitors of all the hottest brands of makeup and anything beauty related. Not only is the best makeup there but also the best Makeup artists and makeup professionals hence my excitement to go and meet some incredible people in the industry.

I would love to meet any of you so please let me know if your going!
Make sure you go check out the site www.imats.net
Stay tuned for lots and lots of pictures, hauls, videos and blog posts coming your way!!!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Makeup Madness !!

So much has been going on lately I have been neglecting my beloved Blog! However I am trying to be more regular. I have said this before but until you make Youtube videos you don’t understand how long it takes to prepare red ready, set up, film than edit than upload. Like one 15 minute video can take over 5 hours of planning and putting together. I don’t know how some people do daily uploads.
Anyways an update! I am still building my house which has taken a long time but since the slab went down it’s seem to be flying up! Nathan and I are so happy its finally coming together as he have picked out everything so long ago we have forgotten what we picked! Regardless it’s a very time consuming process, plus my Youtube channel plus working full time! I honestly can’t wait to put my beauty room together I have so many pieces of furniture ready to go to assemble. It’s so funny because I basically have all the furniture for my beauty room but yet don’t have a couch or dining table! See I have great priorities. I am so excited to do a room tour and film not sitting on the floor but actually at my vanity.
Here are some of my latest videos !

Nail Polish Collection


Brown Smokey Eye

Lightning Whitening- Dial a smile review

50 Facts about Me

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Monday, July 28, 2014

The simple things in Life

There’s nothing better than a house full of flowers to make your day! Recently I had some surgery (nothing big) and I was very lucky to have my house full of flowers. I find them not only beautiful but also refreshing and cleansing.  I love waking up in the morning, rolling over to my night stand and looking up at them. The scent of them instantly puts you in a happy mood! Well me anyway.


So I couldn’t help but take some photos featuring not only my gorgeous flowers but some of my other new, favourite things. I am in love with the MAC mineralize skin finish in Light years. I use this as a highlight and it is without a doubt my favourite! It has the right amount of gold/ rosie pink/ shimmer to me it everything you would want in a Highlight.

Next featured is a favourite of mine since I ordered it! I first saw these on HRH Collection video, to which I fell in love straight away. The Faux fur keychain in black, I love how this adds an extra something to my bags and you know how much I love the some kind of details such as these. I got this from EllandEmmCO – check out there instagram account.

Next is MAC Lipstick in Creme Cup, I don’t have many nude lipsticks from MAC but this one has become a go to product for me. I love how this lipstick applies and stays on! The colour is perfect for everyday or goes so well if a dramatic, bold Smokey eye.

Lastly a piece of jewellery that will never go out of fashion in my eyes anyways, a piece that made the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s so iconic.....  A pearl necklace! I love when paired properly, how classic but modern a good pearl necklace can look. Teamed with either a Little Black Dress or Jeans and a shirt it always looks effortlessly gorgeous.


So there you have some of my favourites !

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

New video's up NOW!!!

Hi everyone

So I believe an apology is in order I have been neglecting my blog posts lately as I have been putting all my time and effort into my videos. Wow you wouldn’t believe how much goes into each and every video and makes me have a new found respect for major beauty gurus! With that said I would love for you all to check out some of my latest videos if you haven’t already. I am waiting to get to a certain amount of subscribers and I will be doing a GIVEAWAY so make sure you subscribed to my channel to see when that comes up!
Everyday Makeup Routine-
Drugstore Haul -
Maybelline Color Whispers-

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Some of my favourites

At the moment I am loving these lip products! 2 of them are affordable and one is on the pricier side. I have been loving my soft pinks and sheer nudes lately and feel they compliment my skin tone perfectly. I love how I have been reaching for these at the moment, when I am running out the door or needing that little something extra to finish my outfit.

 If you are in need of a new lippy than go try these out.

MUA - Makeup Academy Lipstick shade 12
This lipstick is not only very affordable and by affordable I mean $1.99!!!!!! but it is also incredibly creamy and luxurious. This certain one has a little bit of glitter throughout it but not all of them do however I really like the touch that the glitter gives as it is quite sheer. The smell of these are very nice without being overwhelming. It has a hint of vanilla without being over powering. This lipstick glides onto your lips with such ease and makes my lips feeling moisturised.

Maybelline Colour Whispers in Petal rebel 60
I no I no you are sick of me talking about these!!! But I honestly love them. I cant say enough good things about these lipsticks, they are my favourite of all time! These to also go onto the lips beautifully and leave this incredible colour.

Mac -Viva Glam Nicki
Wow is this colour ELECTRIC! I always get so many compliments when wearing this lipstick. I feel so confident when wearing this colour it makes me instantly happy! This lipstick is the satin finish however I do find it quite drying on the lips, so I would recommend a lip scrub and a lip balm before applying this lipstick. I really do love Mac lipsticks but I have an issue with the smell/ taste almost to the point that I am not sure if I can wear them without a gloss. with that said I do really enjoy the Mac lipsticks and find they're long wearing which is perfect for a night or all day event!




Sunday, April 20, 2014

Victoria Secret Makeup Review

When people hear Victoria secret what springs to mind is not just their beautiful lingerie or hot ticket runway shows, it has become more of a revolution. The term bombshell or angel cannot be used without thinking of the decadent under apparel icon. Not only recognized for there under apparel, bathers or gym clothes but it has become so much more. Victoria secret isn't only the place all American girls go to buy there bras and panties but for some a one stop destination. Myself who has experience walking into 8 of their breathe taking stores knows that Victoria secret isn’t just about their lingerie but has transformed into so much more.
The runway shows are iconic, any social light, Musician, celebrity or fashion stylist is all wanting the front row tickets to the runway show of the year! The Runway shows for me are what make the VS name, after watching my first show in 2006 and seeing the candy land section and than to follow up with seal singing crazy, was where I knew instantly that this wasn’t another runway show, but a theatrical production that has grown and grown over the years. Ever since then I have been hocked! so walking into my first store in 2013 was an understatement to say I was excited!!!! My partner said I had never looked so happy to walk into a store before.
The word bombshell or angel is very popular now within the makeup and hair industry. I believe the most popular term would be there signature Victoria Secret curl. Many girls spend hours to create this look, and why not every girl wants their hair looking amazing when walking down the street or making an entrance into a party. I myself have strived to create this look! I believe what is hardest is getting that effortless/ I woke up with these curls look. For those wondering the best way I get my Victoria secret curls is to use hot rollers. I have actually had my hair done by a wonderful hairdresser who has worked for Victoria Secret and she gave me a few pointers :)
Now not only the long curly locks but let’s talk about the stunning Smokey eye! The makeup artist create this stunning, dramatic look without it looking to over the top and effortless chic. The term they use often is golden goddess which has come from there signature glowing tan and highlighting, another look that many girls try and achieve.
 So the marketing team at VS where very smart. They basically packaged and made what they believe are the best tools to recreate this look. The very first time I purchased some of the very sexy makeup I instantly fell in love and it was on my hit list for my travels to America. Let’s just say I am obsessed and can’t say enough good things about this makeup brand. It is extremely affordable but luxurious as well.
My collection so far ......

I will posting a review video over the next couple of weeks so stay tuned!
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