Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Recently I won one of a 10 Chi Chi Eye Magic Instant Eye Shadow giveaway through the glossgroupies (aka Gloss Cosmetics/Ice Accessories Australian stores) twitter account. They often have giveaways on twitter and facebook. Click here for their twitter account Glossgroupies
Anyways I saw these instant eyeshadow strips quite a few years ago but I never got drawn to it as I thought they would make me look like a drag queen (no offense to drag queens, you sexy ladies are hot!) and I prefer the creativity in applying my own make-up from scratch. If I hadn't come across this giveaway I don't think I would have ever tried these. So I just tried these out after receiving them today and was very surprised at the results and how easy it really is. All you do is hold the strip to your eye and apply pressure (these aren't sticky or anything) then drag them horizontally off you eyelid. This one is in Papparazzi Princess and is more natural then the others so it probably is easier to apply then the other more intense colours but I haven't tried them so I can't be sure, just guessing. Once you get it down on your lids you can easily blend them so you don't have to worry if you made them uneven. I'm not too sure how much these are but I do know that you get 6 pairs per pack. Even though this did impress me I'm not going to convert to these as I said before I like the creativity in creating my own make-up but I thought I would share my experience for anyone out there interested. A large amount of my viewers are under the age of 18 so a lot are just starting out and I think these would be good for them too. For me personally I think these would be great in my emergency make-up travel kit as they seriously only take seconds to apply so thats where they are going =).
And now here is a shocking picture of me with it on. The eye on your left is the strip applied directly and not blended so you can see what it looks like when first applied and the eye on your right was blended slightly so you can see how easily it moves. You can add mascara, liner and maybe even deepen the crease to make this even better. I didn't apply anything else so you lovely ppl can see the raw results (I'm not even wearing concealer or foundation, I must love you guys heaps haha). Don't forget to apply a base or eye primer to prevent creasing.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Hello guys, just thought I would post a little info and pictures from my graduation last night. If you don't know already I was studying for my Diploma in Fashion, Theatre and Media Make-up last year and we had our graduation last night. It was so nice to catch up with all my previous class mates. There were two awards for our class (about 18 of us) and I got one! For most improved and consistent in the class. Everyone also got two cute lips glosses and because I got an award I also got a big gift filled with make-up =). I was running late so I didn't end up curling my hair or applying false lashes, which I think I stated on my facebook and twitter. Here are two pics, and I may update at a later time when I get the professional shots.
Here's my gift that I got with my award =D
And here is a pic with most of my classmates and my lecturer Nat squatting in the middle (she's got a name tag on).
I'm wearing my foxy locks extensions, KuKu dress, diamond bling bracelet and droopy earrings from equip, and shoes from Betts.
You can't see it but I had blue and brown smokey eyes and I was really happy with it that I'm thinking I'll do a tutorial on it. Bye for now guys and keep an eye out for my tip of February Video soon.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
The Body Shop Banana Conditioner is an oldie from The Body Shop in the 80's which was eventually discontinued. TBS has recently launched a new collection for old favourites called 'The Originals Collection" which includes the famous Dewberry Lotion and Shower Gel as well as the Carrot Moisture Cream, many other favourites, and of course the Banana Shampoo and Conditioner. I did not end up getting the shampoo but I am thinking about purchasing it as I am quite happy with the results the conditioner gave me.
I have to admit the main reason that drew me into buying this conditioner is because it has Banana in it. I've never seen or heard of any banana hair-care before and was kinda expecting this to smell like a banana smoothy, however I was let down in this aspect as it smells more like that synthetic cheap banana lollie young children love so much. I've gotten use to it now though and the smell doesn't linger in your hair.
This conditioner was love at first purchase however I wasn't very impressed with it for the first time I used it. It did its job of conditioning but I didn't notice any added shine or softness so as you will probably imagine I was pretty disappointed. Many would probably just give up and go back to their other conditioner however I don't like to give up so easily and I'm glad I didn't. So I tried it again only this time I squeezed out more conditioner then I usually would and when I washed it out my hair was so lovely and soft. When I had let it dry my hair felt light, looked shiny, didn't tangle as easily as it usually did, and was so nice and soft. I was so stoked with these results as my hair generally doesn't take nicely to very many shampoo's and conditioners on both the drugstore and salon-hair-care markets. I really do love this product and will be stocking up on more before this collection is discontinued. And now its time to rephrase everything I just said in a con's and pro's list to make it easier for you guys and also to add a few other things that I haven't mentioned. If your interested in this conditioner then get in quick before its too late.
The packaging (only because the conditioner is thick and its hard to squeeze out)
The amount you get (I want more)
That its for a limited time only =(
Gives me shiny hair
Gives me soft hair
Doesn't weigh down my hair like so many other conditioners do
Helps against tangles
The smell doesn't linger in your hair
Its novelty (omg its banana how can you not be intrigued?)
If you have kids who you want to encourage to shower more often then this shampoo and conditioner will definitely help. Just tell them its the banana that the monkeys use to get their coats soft and silky.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Hey hey guess who? Its the slacker who's so slack on videos hahaha but not today. I've just posted my video review/show and tell of my gorjus Foxy Locks Extensions!!! Stay tuned guys for my blog review on The Body Shop Banana Conditioner soon ^.^
Friday, February 5, 2010
Yay to extensions!!! I really love them! Here are some pictures of me with them in. These extensions are clip-ins 20" 100% Remy Human Hair in Chocolate Brown #4 (160 grams of hair!) from Foxy Locks Extensions, click here for link ----> FoxyLocksExtensions.com .
Anyways if you want to read more about these extensions then scroll down to a previous post I have on them. For now here are some pictures of me wearing the extensions straight. When I curl them I'll post some more pictures for your guys. Lataz xx
Monday, February 1, 2010
Ok guys this is a tag that I saw on Imogen Foxy Locks Blog and just thought it was an awesome idea. However my room is really only for sleeping and storing my clothes and jewelry so really this is the Cutest Thing In My Home tag hahaha. So I tag everyone reading this blog too. After doing this tag I realized I actually don't have that many cute things anymore =( I am obsessed with Walt Disney so I'm a real sucker for all its cute stuff but I guess in the last few years I have taken control of that urge, although it is still there lol. Enjoy xx
This is an Owl my Mum made at scrapbooking and I obviously had to confiscate this as I love owls.
What would this post be without my MAC Pink Fish from the Hello Kitty Collection. What can I say, I'm a sucker for cute packaging. I bought this from MAC but this collection has been over for awhile, you might still be able to find it online though.
This is my bridal set from my wedding (first/main wedding as I had two weddings, lucky me). I went on cute overload when organizing this wedding and I ended up with a sort of Disney Princess theme lol. I even had disney songs through my wedding including Beauty & The Beast "Be Our Guest" for our reception entrance haha cute right? It seemed like the right thing to do since Disney has always been such a big part of my life. Oh and I bought this from our reception venue which I will not say. I'm sure you can find really cute ones online though.
I adore this little key chain sorta thing that came with a bag I own. Its leather and has the cutest detail. It was a gift for my husband so I don't know where you can get it.
A Barbie t-shirt I just had to get =D. I bought it from Target
This is the pen and stand that came with our guest book on our second wedding. My husband chose this one so again I don't know where you can get this.
These are bath bombs shaped like fortune cookies! The picture doesn't give it justice but its really cute and glittery in real life. These were a gift from my Brother and I don't know where he got them. Unfortunately I have had these for about 2 years now and haven't been able to use them as I only have a stand up shower and no tub =(.
Again here is another case of me being a sucker for cute packaging. Its a tampon tin that can be bought from most Australian supermarkets. I'm not too sure if it available internationally though. I like it because once I finish the contents I'll be able to reuse to little tin for storing small things like bobbi pins...
Have a great week everybody