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.