Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Models Prefer Mattifying Primer

Hey all,

Although I do sometimes find myself being a bit lazy when putting make up on in the morning, I never miss primer. The truth is that I am a bit primer obsessed! Personally, I really do feel as though primer makes a big difference to the way make up feels, looks and wears on my skin, and I can’t get enough! 
I have been enjoying Models Prefer products ever since I first spotted them, and this primer was another delightful addition to my growing collection! I would recommend this primer for those of you with normal - combination/oily skin. 




What I Love
- The feel/texture of the product! It is wonderfully silky!
- Goes on smoothly and aids in the smooth application of foundation. 
- Reduces the appearance of pores
- Reduces shine & controls oil (mattifying). 
- Extends foundation wear.
- Does not cause me to break out. 
What I Am Not So Crazy About
- The bottle is quite small, for primer. 
- It does contain silicone, so be wary of this if your skin is sensitive to silicone containing products. 
Where to Buy: Priceline
Price: $12.99
For those of you who have skin that reacts to some primer ingredients, here is the ingredient list! 
Ingredients: Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Dimethicome Crosspolymer, Polysilicone-11
If you’re into primer’s, I definitely recommend that you give this one a try! I have been using it every single time I put make up one and am still adoring it. 
Hope you all have a great day! xx

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Wont Be Posting For A Week

Hey all,

I won't be blogging for a week, as I am taking a much deserved break and having a beach holiday with my closest friends!

I will talk to you all again on Saturday! xx

Friday, 17 February 2012

On My Nails: Essie Topless & Barefoot

Hey all, 

I am mostly a fan of darker and brighter shades of polish for my nails, and always have been. But lately, I have noticed myself leaning towards lighter, softer, more muted shades. I honestly have no idea why, but for now, I am just going to go with it!

On my nails at the moment: Topless & Barefoot by Essie

It's an absolutely gorgeous, pink, muted nude, that reminds me of going to the beach on long summer days. I absolutely adore Essie's formulation as well; it goes on smoothly, is long lasting, chip resistant and free of the nasty chemicals!


Do you prefer brighter, darker or soft shades for your nails?

Hope you all have a great night! xx

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Runway Looks I'm Loving: Spring 2012

Hey all,

Just a quick post!

It's no secret that all us fashion and beauty loving women (and men of course) look to the runway for inspiration each season. Some looks we love, some we loathe. 

Here are the runway trends I've adored so far this year!

Chanel


Fresh faced, and wet haired - I wish I resembled something vaguely similar when I exited the shower in the morning. 

D&G


The D&G line is closing, and they are definitely going out with a bang. The models look like absolute perfection. 

Dolce & Gabbana


 Gah!!

Gucci


If only I could pull this off!

Jason Wu


Sexy, feminine & edgy. 

Michael Kors 


Bronzed beauties! 

Which one is your favourite? And, what is inspiring you this season?

Hope you all have a great night! xx

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Style Envy: Rachel Bilson

Hey all,

Rachel Bilson. 

I have always been a fan of this woman - I loved her in The O.C, I loved her appearances in How I Met Your Mother and now I love her in Hart of Dixie. She's fast talking, quirky, adorable and just plain damn loveable. Also, I must say that I have always had a soft spot for her because she's the same height as me; us short people have to stick together! 

Anyway, on top of the fact that I have fallen in love with her as a character and as an actress, I can't help but find myself lusting after her wardrobe and glaring at her hair with envy! This girl know's how to dress, both on set and off! 

And her hair? I won't even start to go there, or I may cry. 


Can someone please explain to me how her hair even does that?! 


Oh that blazer!  


She always looks so natural, yet so darned beautiful! She's definitely one of those stars I've looked up to for years, and I'm not even much of a 'celebrity' person! 


Now, Hart of Dixie fans, wouldn't they make the cutest couple?! 

Hope you all have a great night! xx

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Valentine's Day Self-Pampering + OOTD

Hey all,

Valentine's day - the one holiday that creates a divide between the masses! Being newly single, out of a long-term relationship in the past couple of weeks and having no one to celebrate this infamous time of year with (except my cat), I had two options - let it get on top of me, or kick it's ass. 

So, being the strong and determined person that I am (generally), I decided that moping would be forbidden, as would feeling sorry for myself, and I chose to have a day completely dedicated to the one person who never lets me down, me! 

And it was a wonderful day!


Outfit
ASOS Dress/ Lovisa Necklace/ Vintage Bag/ Emerson Shoes

Face
Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation in 400 Natural Beige/ Maybelline Mineral Power Concealer in Beige/ MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Med-Deep/ Sleek Blush in Life's a Peach/ Elf Beauty Book in Natural Eyes/ FOA Eye Definier/ Almay Get Up & Grow Mascara

Activities
Japanese food! My favourite! 
Reading my current favourite historical fiction trilogy! 
Drinking lots & lots of tea! My current have is Japanese Peach
Watching The Big Bang Theory! 
The Pampering


Also, I would like to say a special thank you to all my wonderful friends that were there for me, that hated on cupid with me & drank ridiculous amounts of Valentine's Day induced alcoholic beverages with me.

I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day, whatever you got up to! And I hope that it was full of love and cheer! xx

Monday, 13 February 2012

Sleek Blush in Life's A Peach

Hey all,

Who doesn't love a good blush? Personally, I emerge from bed in the mornings looking less than radiant and definitely need the help of a magic product or two to manage something that even resembles a 'glow'. This product is something that has been achieving that for me, so I thought I would share! 

Until a while ago, I had not tried any Sleek blushes, although I had always heard great things about them - but I am glad that I finally bit the bullet and bought a few! This blush has been a favourite of mine since I purchased it a couple of month's ago & I still find that it is the first blush I will reach for out of my collection - generally a good sign! 



Colour: Gorgeous light peach shade that would compliment any skin tone. Gives the complexion a natural, healthy looking glow & just the right amount of colour. 

What I Love 
- Absolutely gorgeous colour that suits my skin tone perfectly (NC42).
- Easy to work with - blends well, doesn't streak. 
- Highly pigmented - great colour payoff! 
- Long lasting & when it does start to fade, it does so evenly. 
- Packaging is sleek, attractive & makes the product easy to store. 
- Cheap! 

What I Am Not So Crazy About
- Harder to find in Australia.
- I found the packaging difficult to open (although I am pretty weak!).

Price: $12.95

Where to Buy: Crush Cosmetics

Swatch
Sorry the quality is a little off on this picture, I just couldn't get a good one!
All in all, this has definitely become my holy grail of blushes & I have already purchased two backup's...just in case. 

If you're on the hunt for an amazing peach toned blush that will give you a radiant and natural look, I definitely recommend that you give this one a try! 

Hope you all have a great night! xx


Friday, 10 February 2012

Gwyneth Paltrow's Tribeca Apartment - Luxe Alert!

Warning: You will either try to marry Gwyneth or start hating her with an unreasonable and unexplainable passion after viewing the following images. 
I was almost in tears whilst looking at this pictures. 
This apartment reminds me of fairytales, childhood dreams, marie antoinette and all other things fabulous. 
I can imagine myself floating down the chandalier lit halways in Marchesa, lazing on the hanging sofa in a kimono and eating in the girly diner style booth seats in retro Dior. Oh, sigh. 



A hanging sofa? Oh, I wish! That is one of the most amazing living spaces that I have set my eyes upon, although I would hate to think what my black cat would do to all that white!



Can anyone else not stop staring at the wallpaper? 



Yes, this place could definitely be mine. 

I must say, my hat does go off to Miss Paltrow. This place looks divine! Elegant and sumptuous, without being overindulgent and eyesore. I wonder if it’s her own creation or that of an interior designer who will now be known as my god? 
At least, it would be awful to clean, right? As if she cleans it herself! Anything to help me sleep at night! 

Hope you all have a great night! xx

Thursday, 9 February 2012

A Transformation is Complete


Hey all, 

The new blog is unveiled! 
Before I get into anything, I have to thank the wonderful Casey from Hot Bliggity Blog for her amazing work. She worked with me patiently, even though I’m technologically inept, and produced this design - a design so wonderful, and so like me - it’s as if she had insight  into my brain. If you’re looking for a transformation of your own, definitely check out her work at Hot Bliggity Blog and contact her for information!
You have probably noticed that there are quite a few little changes here and there. Although this blog will still be primarily about make up, beauty and fashion, I have also decided to expand to writing about other things that I love; so expect some design and decor post’s, recipes, and any other living related topics I can dream of! I am also going to start posting tutorials in the how-to section, which should be exciting! 
I have also added a followers section so you can keep up-to-date with post’s and other little snippets.  
Explore a little and let me know what you think! 
Thank you all for putting up with me through these changes! It has been an exciting week and I hope that you all love the new design and features as much as I do!
Hope that you all have a wonderful night! xx