Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Want to ask me a question?

Hello everyone, I've just started up a new account with formspring.me which is a place where anyone can ask me questions. I've linked it to my twitter account and need some more questions from you guys. It seems like a lot of fun so I would really appreciate it if you guys could ask away. Nothing too personal obviously and it doesn't have to necessarily involve make-up/beauty. Here is the link to my account http://www.formspring.me/jodienas. Thanks everyone

Saturday, December 26, 2009

DUO Adhesive Review

I hope everyone who celebrates Christmas had a fabulous time, I spent the day at my Mum's and we had a great time. Anyways now lets get started into this review...

I purchased the legendary DUO Adhesive (latex eyelash glue) thinking I would love this product compared to other lash glues I have used in the past, however after a few trials with this glue I have to say that I honestly don't see what others see in it. Don't get me wrong there are some good pro's with this product but to me the con's outweigh the rest. To simplify this review for you guys I have categorized a pro's and con's list.
DUO Adhesive
PRO'S (good) -
* It dries clear
* When stuck down it doesn't budge
* Its a decent size for the price you pay

CON'S (bad) -
* The opening is too wide and allows too much product to squeeze through, often the glue comes out too quickly and because the opening is so big it smears past the lash base and onto my lashes (false lashes) which ruins the lashes for extended use.
* Takes longer to wait for the glue to become tacky and even when it is it isn't tacky enough and so doesn't stick into place unless you hold it down on both ends (this makes application messy).
* When it is stuck down it really does stay however when the time comes to remove the lashes it is hard to remove. You have to really message cleansing cream or baby oil into it to remove it and this sometimes ruins the lashes for extended uses (lashes should last up to 8 times if taken care of except individual lashes of course which can only be used once). Also even after really applying baby oil (or something to remove it) I often lose a natural lash or two.

So overall my verdict is a big thumbs down however this product will get one more chance to regain its legendary status through individual lash application which I haven't tried with this glue yet. I have a feeling that this formulation might work well for individual lashes.

My lash adhesive of choice 'Lash Me Eyelash Adhesive Type 1' (below)

From now on I will be sticking to my Lash Me Eyelash Adhesive Type 1 (also latex). It doesn't dry as clear as the DUO but it does become a lot more tackier, it stays put and yet it's 10x easier to remove then the DUO. At 7g it is half the size as the DUO and was bought for around $8 from Price Attack so compared to the 14g DUO at around $17 from MAC it is a little more expensive if you do the maths (I hope you know your 2x tables hahaha) but only by a tiny bit.


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Wearable Christmas Make-up

Hola!! Christmas is only a few days away so I created a wearable make-up look that you guys might like to try. Even if you don't celebrate Christmas this is still a cool way of incorporating colours into you make-up. It doesn't look like much on the video but in the photos at the end you can really see its true colours. Happy Holidays.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Xmas Inspired Look



Hey there again my lovely people just a quick post with some (a lot) of photo's on a Christmas inspired look I did today. I originally did this look to enter into a contest but before entering it in I found out that its for US residents only =( sooo sad. *COUGH * you suck *COUGH* Benefit *COUGH*... Hahaha so yeah it was a bummer but I did have lots of fun making this look and I guess it wasn't a complete waste of time because I get to show you guys. Maybe if I get time soon I'll recreate it in a video for you guys. Bye for now xoxo






Its the Holidays!

Hiya everyone!! Just a boring update post. I figured its been awhile. So I've been asked a few times now what I thought about the movie New Moon and I did give my opinion on my twitter account way back when but not everyone has twitter so I'll say what thought of it here too... I loved it!!!!! I thought it was really similar to the book, the only minus for this film is that I thought there wasn't enough wolf pack action. Other then that it was mint (mint is slang for good, I don't mean the lollies hehe). But then again I went into this movie saying to myself "Ok Jodie this is a movie and not the book so just take it how it is" so I wouldn't have high expectations. That being said I don't thinks its ever wise to go into a movie / any movie with high expectations, coz you'll always be disappointed by the time the credits start rolling.

Also I'm at the end on my course with only one day left and its my final exam. To those new or still don't know I'm studying make-up artistry and I love it. Although I'm glad its now coming to an end.

I'm sorry my video making has been slack its because I've been really busy finishing up my course and as Christmas/The Holidays are coming up I've been flat out doing stuff. I'm going to try and film a Christmas inspired make-up tutorial but only if I get the time =(. So if you don't see any new videos in the next month don't be worried coz I'll still be alive hopefully. While I'm on the subject of video's I keep getting requests to do a Bella inspired make-up for New Moon, and I'd just like to say I have no intention in doing any Bella tutorials from now on. Its simply because her make-up is hardly anything and as I've already done two I think thats more then enough, plus if I was to do a New Moon Bella look whats to say I won't get requests for an Eclipse and Breaking Dawn Bella's? If I ever did decided to do another Bella tutorial it would probably be based on Bella's... Spoiler Alert!!!!................................ wedding makeup as alice would have most likely done her make-up. Personally I think the make-up artists for Breaking Dawn will still keep her make-up minimal to almost non existent.

UPDATED
Sorry guys I had to suddenly leave so I just posted it LOL. Anyways I wish you all Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays or Happy New Year or whatever depending on your culture and beliefs. I mentioned my twitter account in this post so if your interested click here

Bye for now =)

Friday, December 11, 2009

8 Most Worn Video

Hey guys heres a video on my 8 (+) most worn things that I posted about a week ago.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Barry M

Hey ppl heres a new video =)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Shooting Range

Just thought I would share some pics from today. Hubby and I went to a shooting range and tried out a revolver and a semi automatic. It was the first time I have shot a gun and we had a blast. I'm actually a good shot too but I kind of guessed I would be as I'm pretty good at archery (enjoyed bragging this to the husband haha). Hubby couldn't get the target at first so I had to show him hehehe.

P.S. I should be able to film a new video sometime this coming week. Hope everyones having a good weekend.

Friday, November 13, 2009

November In's & Out's

Time for another in's and out's

IN'S-
SPF
DIY Flower Hair Accessories
Crush Cosmetics
Aloe Mist or Gel
French Mani's and Pedi's

OUT'S-
Joico (does nadda for my hair)
Lush hair treatment thingy (The Hair God)
Liquid Foundation (I don't personally use it coz my skin never adjusts but thought I'd mention it now)
Being caught out in the heat with no blotting tissues

Saturday, November 7, 2009

NYX L/S Overview

Hello, this post is an overview of my NYX Round L/S's including pics of me wearing the lippies. Before you scroll down I must note that I was only wearing the lipsticks and no gloss or lip liners in these photo's so you all can get a better understanding of the colours. I do however recommend that you should wear lip liner when wearing lipstick even for nude colours. I bought the first 8 from Crush Cosmetics which is an Australian website and the last 6 I bought a while back from Butterfly Discount Cosmetics in Wanneroo Markets WA.

Left to Right- Circe, Tea Rose, Thalia, Summer Love, Strawberry Milk, Rea, Pumpkin Pie, Orange Soda.

My natural lips
Circe
Tea Rose
Thalia
Summer Love
Strawberry Milk
Rea
Pumpkin Pie
Orange Soda


Left to Right- Echo, Celene, Iris, Sash, Orion, Raisin

Echo

Celene
Iris
Sash
Orion
Raisin

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Diploma Shots

Hello, this is a post quickly showing you guys some characters I have created for my Diploma in Make-up Artistry Course. Since its going to be halloween soon I chose some more suitable halloween characters from my theatre section of the course. These are just a few.
Ancient Egyptian

Spiderman (Body Paint)

Face Painting (Tiger)

Ballerina

Clowns (I did the clown on the right)

Corpse Bride

Drunken Homeless Man

Evil Sorcerer

Old Man

We will be starting SPFX as of Monday so maybe in the future I'll post some gruesome pics of bullet hole wounds, shark bites, slit wrists, bruises... Bye for now

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Just Dropping in (boring post lol)

Ok, just thought I'd drop in to update you guys. Sorry I've been MIA from the internet lately. I've been super busy and still am unfortunately, as I had an exam today (which I think I did pretty good on) and have a practical exam on Friday + I have to cram in some major hours to finish my portfolio which is also due this Friday. My husband has also been on a sort of holiday and I can't make video's with anyone around me. Hopefully I'll be back with some new videos soon. Thanks to everyone for their kind comments, I really appreciate it =).

Friday, October 9, 2009

Bella Swan Prom Hair Video

Great news!!!! My Bella Swan Prom Hair Tutorial Video is now up on my youtube channel. I hope you guys like it =)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Hairstyle with a Bumpit

Yay! A new video! This is a hair tutorial I got requested to do after wearing it in a recent video. I love bumpits so much. I hope you guys like it.

PS. I will be doing my Bella Prom Hair soon as I got a new curling iron the other day <3


Thursday, October 1, 2009

My status on things

Hey I'm still here I just haven't had any time to blog lately. I've got some more videos coming with two already filmed and some more on the way. I was really scared that I may have to go on an unwanted holiday from youtube as a whole lot of stressful bad things happened all at once. My camera wouldn't let me film, then my back up camera wouldn't let me film and we down graded our internet to one that wouldn't let me even watch youtube video's let alone upload (coz it would go over the limit) =(. But everything is starting to turn around now thankfully with getting a much better internet connection and managing to fix both cameras. I still can't guarantee that I'll be staying on a good internet connection but for now I'm quite satisfied enough to blog to you all who are worried about my recent twitter posts on how I may be away from youtube for a few months, that everything is back to normal =D.

Also I know a lot of you really want to see my Bella Prom Hair Tutorial and I'm really sorry that its taken so long. All of these technical things happened to happen just after I posted that previous post so I had no way of filming or uploading it. To top things off my curling iron stuffed up (I can't film it till I get a new one sorry). But I promise that if I stay on this same connection that I will be posting it =). Thanks again for all your support, luv jodie

Sunday, September 20, 2009

NYX, Konad... Haul

Hey hey everyone I'm super excited today because I have a little haul to show and tell =). I'm extra excited because I finally managed to get my hands on some NYX lippies which is hard to get in WA. Anyways the shop is called Discount Butterfly Cosmetics and its shop number 30 at the Wanneroo Markets. The store owner however did tell me that they are moving their store to the Morley Markets sometime next year I think. Anyways here is what I got...

The lipsticks order are as same as the swatches below
Left to Right - Sash, Echo, Celene, Iris, Orion, Raisin
While I was there I also got a Konad plate (nail stamping), some false lashes for school and a black base suitable for eyes cheeks and lips. All in all a good haul hahahaha.
Blog ya lata =D

Friday, September 18, 2009

Cute Pink Tutorial

Hey guys here is my latest video. Its a tutorial on a cute pink look. I hope you guys enjoy.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Car Accident & Bella Prom Hair

Hello everyone, after getting such nice comments and feedback from you guys about my attempted Bella Swan Prom hairstyle I've decided to film a tutorial on it =). I was really hoping on getting it done today but unfortunately I was in a car accident so I'm feeling a bit scared and shaken, so emotionally I'm not fit to do any video's today. Basically a lady turned out in-front of me after not checking her blind spot properly. No one is hurt thankfully and the damage is amazingly quite minimal (I was going 60 km per hour before I braked at about 10 meters from impact) but I dare say that it would have been a lot worse if I didn't react as soon as I did and if I was even 5 km's fasted I don't know what would have happened. This happened at an intersection which has been known to be dangerous so for anyone in Perth I'd like to remind you all to take care between Orrong Road and Pilbara Street in Welshpool. From a report back in 2008 a total of 64 crashes have occurred here with 25 casualties. I must have angels watching over me. I fully understand the importance of drop 5 save lives now.
See how minimal it is? Sooooo lucky

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Bella Prom Hair?

Hello everyone reading this =). Ever since posting my very first Bella Swan tutorial I have gotten numerous requests to do Bella's hair from the Prom (last scene in the Twilight movie). I think I attempted it way back but was unsuccessful. I would say that this is my number one most requested video so I decided to give it another go and see how it turns out. I've taken some pictures of the final outcome. Please tell me what you guys think and if its close enough to do a tutorial on it. I'm no hairdresser LOL. If I don't get any feedback in this posts comments or the side bar comments I wont be doing the tutorial. I hope you guys like them, it the best I can do.

Here are some pictures of the hairstyle to compare with