Monday, March 29, 2010

March Tip of The Month

My beauty tip of the month for March. Enjoy!

Sunday, March 28, 2010


Hey guys, this post is going to be a bit different and a tad more personal as its kind of like a rant about a girl I know from my private life who cheekily posted a b*tchy status update on facebook after I updated my profile picture. This has nothing to do with my jodienas profile guys this is my private personal account that I can't share as
1. I don't want to share my full name
2. Only a small few people from my life know about my youtube account and for now I prefer it that way.

Anyways here is the status update she posted

Her Status Update
"Hatessss girls who Photoshop aaaaalllll theirr pictures. It's false advertising girliesss..get it together, there's nooo suntan, fixup, and erase icons in real life hunniii!!"

and here is the profile picture I put up only a few minutes before she posted the status above.

Now guys I have to admit that I do photoshop (iphoto to be exact, nothing as good as photoshop) here and there for the odd blemish I might get and any dark circles under my eyes. But in this picture I have not blurred any blemishes, scars, dark circles, shine, pores, lines, or added any suntan as she says (I don't even know how to do that). I haven't done anything to this picture except added more exposure (as it was too dark) and blurred the edges of the picture to give it a pretty effect (the blur doesn't touch my face). So in a nut shell without sounding like I'm bragging this is my skin (with makeup obviously) and this is with my professional camera too so it shows a lot more of my imperfections then my other camera. I should probably take this as a complement to my mad make-up skills hehe but it still annoys me that she would have the nerve to post that. Looking at the picture it does look like it has been airbrushed but I assure you it hasn't except for the exposure and blurred edges around the picture which I already mentioned, but if you look very closely you'll see that I have an eyebrow hair that is out of place and a spot on my forehead. Now if I was photoshopping wouldn't you think that I would get rid of those things? This is proof that with good skin-care, practice of application and using the right products and tools you can have gorgeous skin. Now here is what we both replied to each other in order.

"haha I love photoshop I use it all the time but on the new profile picture I just put up I only lightened it up and blurred around the edges of the photo. No blemish's or lines to blur =) yay to good skincare. But your wrong there is an erase icon in real life hun, its called makeup hahaha"
As you can see I'm very nice even though I'm fuming inside. I did give her the benefit of the doubt at this point though as she didn't directly accuse me. Until her cheeky subtle reply.

Her Reply"
"Noo nooo not u hunnii, girls that do it online to deceive people and you see them out and they are like a trainwreck.. Grosss!! Haha you have a husband and do it in the name of art =D"
Now I've been around the block a few times guys to know how a b*tch works and this one is one of the worst you could come across as she's also a cowardly suck up. First of all if she meant to mean "girls that do it online to deceive people and you see them out and they are like a trainwreck" she would have said that in the first place. If you read her first status again you'll notice she's talking about all girls in general not just the trainwrecks as she puts it!!! And another thing even though she denied that I was one of "them" she kinda went back on it and said that I was (however in a nicer way) "you have a husband and do it in the name of art =D". I bolded the "do it" to emphasize my point that she admitted that I DO IT. Now I have to admit that I do have a few pictures that are edited to an extent that they do go from profile picture to art and I do do them (haha I said do do) to express my creative self, and the fact that she implied that I'm not "one" coz I have a husband doesn't prove anything in her case. What if I was single??? Would I be classed as one of these girls she speaks of? Ridiculous and vicious! We both know that she is talking about me and thats clear as day.

From there I replied back again in a friendly casual way. I kinda pleaded my innocence to her claims again and joined her in the joke/b*tch about these so called gross trainwrecks who photoshop their whole appearance as if I hadn't I'm sure she would have seen that I was offend & I know thats what she wants. To be quite honest the only girls I've seen who photoshop heavily are actually gorgeous girls in real life and not trainwrecks.

"LOL I know what you mean. Nothing wrong with getting rid of a blemish but to totally changing everything is ridiculous. In some of my pics I've only gotten rid of the odd blemishes and dark circles under my eyes coz I'm tired and those things aren't even permanent but other then that & the exposure of my pictures they are hardly touched, except the highly contrasted black and white or saturated pictures which are more artsy fartsy =D. But you know what if it makes them girls feel better then go for it, let them have their fun photoshopping their f-ugly pics hahahaha"

I personally don't give a hoo ha if people photoshop their pics. Its done everyday in magazines and advertisements so really if she has a problem with air brushing she needs to be complaining to these big businesses and the media first. But I bet this hasn't even crossed her mind because really she doesn't care about photoshopping either just like me but unlike me she is just a b*tchy jealous girl.

Your probably going to comment "Delete her from your friend list Jodie, she aint no friend of yours" but if I was to delete her profile she would catch onto this as being due to her post and again I don't want to give her the pleasure. I'll wait a few months and then delete her profile out of no where.

Thanks for listening to my rant guys, it feels good to let it out. I must sound like I have a quite a bit of drama in my life but I assure you that I have quite an easy going life. Most people like me besides from the odd few b*tches who are born like that hahaha I think everyone has come across of few of those in their lives =D. I'll try to blog soon on a lighter note.

Love Jodie xoxo

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Don't Believe The Hype

I love this concept, its better then the Products I Regret videos as those can only include products you regret and can trigger negative comments.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Viva Glam Gaga Lipstick by MAC

From left to right -
MAC Creme Cup, BYS Sassy Salmon, NYX Strawberry Milk, MAC Pink Fish (discontinued), MAC Viva Glam Gaga.

Thanks to this lipstick and the fact that I've been really into watching Lady Gaga music videos lately, I've been going gaga over Lady Gaga hehe.

In this video I show you guys how it looks on me with a thin coat and thick coat as well as comparing it to other pink lip colours I have with swatches. Enjoy.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

40 Beauty Questions (answered)

Hey guys, I saw this on lollipop21's blog and also on other guru's youtube videos and thought I'd do my own. No video sorry as I tend to ramble on about things and so I would end up with a lot of footage to edit hahaha.


-How many times do you wash your face daily?
This summer I've been slack and have only cleansed, toned and moisturized my face once a day. I have good skin so I can get away with this but if you have oily skin and/or blemish prone skin I recommend you cleanse, tone and moisturizer twice a day. Usually when it cools down I get back into cleansing twice daily (morning and night).

-What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo)
At the moment I have combination oily but I use to have combination dry skin. My skin type changed when I started my make-up course as my classmates always used liquid foundation on me and this caused breakouts and encouraged excessive sebum (oily skin). My skin doesn't react well to liquid foundation and even after finishing the course months ago my skin is still slowly getting back to combination dry. I can't wait to get my combination dry skin back!

-What is your current facial wash?
St Ives Apricot Scrub. People say to use it 3 times a week but I use it every day for months and its hasn't irritated my skin. Just a make sure your gentle on your skin.

-Do you exfoliate?
Yep everyday.

-What brand do you use?
St Ives for my face and Lush's Buffy for my body.

-What moisturizer do you use?
I tend to mix up my moisturizers. Cliniques Dramatically Different Lotion, Clinique Superdefense SPF25 and my MAC Fix+. On really hot days I only apply my Fix+.

-Do you have freckles?
I have random little ones here and there on my arms and legs but none on my face.

-Do you use eye cream?
I ran out so I'm not using anything right now but I do recommend that you should start using one in your 20's.

-Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
I get the odd pimple on my chin now and again but thats about it. When I was 17 my acne flared and got pretty bad, I started using proactiv and that cleared it all up. Also I find that I get less pimples now these days when I spray MAC's Fix+ on my face after my daily facial routine.

-Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?
Yes and it is a good product. There are a lot of people who complain that it dries out their skin and I totally agree but its not an issue if you have a good moisturizer. If you apply your moisturizer after proactiv and your skin still feels dry you need a better moisturizer! I used proactiv for years and because I use good moisturizers for my skin I never had any trouble with it (no dryness or flaking). What really annoys me is that people forget that this is formulated for people that suffer from really bad acne so its common sense that it will dry out your skin. However I wouldn't recommend this if you have naturally really dry skin or highly sensitive skin.


-What foundation do you use?
Sheer Cover in Medium.

-How about concealer?
Concealer is very important for me in getting a flawless completion. I use two concealers.
MAC Studio Finish in NW20 for any blemishes or redness
MAC Studio Sculpt in NW20 for dark circles under my eyes.

-Do you know your undertone color?

-What do you think of fake eyelashes?
I love false lashes! However I usually only wear them for special occasions.

-Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
Yes I do. I usually keep my mascaras for 6 months though unless it shows signs of expiration (e.g flaking, smell changes, clumpy and dry...)

-What brand of mascara do you use?
My mascara is always changing as they don't last long. Right now I'm using one by Masquerade, its ok.

-Sephora or MAC?
MAC, although I dream of having a shopping spree in one of the American Sephora's. Even if Sephora came to Australia the prices will be super expensive (stupid Australian taxes and small population). I need to save for a US trip so I can get cheap make-up (yes it is cheap, compared to Australian prices).

-Do you have a MAC Pro-card?
No, but once I get my kit and business into gear I will.

-What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
Brushes of course!

-Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
Yes, it makes such a difference! I use mostly MAC Paint Pots as well as Too Faced Shadow Insurance.

-For the face?
Sometimes, although I don't really notice much of a difference between wearing a primer and not. I used MAC's Prep&Prime Line Filler.

-What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?
I love Satin Taupe and its not because everyone else loves it. It really is an amazing eyeshadow. I also love MAC's matte2 eyeshadow formula.

-Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
Pencil and gel liner. I find that most liquid eye liners sting my eyes.

-How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?

-What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
They are pretty and I think that everyone falls in love with them at first but I have to admit that I prefer pressed E/S simply because its more convenient and I prefer mattes which is hard to find in loose pigments. They do look nice in my make-up collection though.

-Do you use mineral makeup?
Yes and I love it although I don't just buy mineral make-up.

-What is your favorite lipstick?
Right now my fav lipstick is MAC's Viva Glam Gaga (Lady Gaga). L/S that I commonly reach for are NYX Circe, MAC Creme D Nude and Benefit's Good To Go.

-How about lipgloss?
I've always been really into lip glosses but through summer I've only used lip balms and lipsticks. I recently learnt that it is actually really bad to wear lip gloss in the day (out in the sun) as it kind of act as an attractant to the suns UV rays and increases the risk of first degree burns. I still love lip gloss though and will probably get back into it when the weather gets cooler (aussie sun is just way too harsh in summer). My fav's include MAC's Love Nectar and all of Benefits Lip Glosses.

-What is your favorite blush to use?
NARS Orgasm.

-Do you buy your makeup on ebay?
I only buy those generic palettes from there (coastal scents). I would never buy high end make-up from ebay because there is a chance that its fake.

-Do you like drugstore makeup?
Yes to some brands, but most test on animals e.g maybelline, cover girl, loreal, rimmel... TEST! I like Revlon and Physicians Formula the best as their products are mostly high quality and they don't test on animals.

-Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets)
Australia doesn't have one.

-Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
Yes, in fact I actually did study in make-up and I now have my Diploma in Fashion Theatre and Media Make-up as well as my Certificate II in Make-up Services. I don't think its necessary to study make-up if you are on youtube, I mostly knew everything and could do anything already in the course (except for special effects) but it did build up my confidence a lot on doing someone else's make-up. Its very different from doing make-up on yourself. My lecturer was amazing too, she worked as a make-up artist on the first Lord Of The Rings movie and the first Narnia movie. I've grown a fondness for SPFX make-up and would love to get more involved in that.

-Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
If I'm in a real hurry I can be. I hate being rushed when I'm putting on my make-up (its my me time ok so just let me enjoy this).

-Name a makeup crime that you hate?
When people wear false lashes too long (the band not the lash length). Most of us need to cut them otherwise they'll end up making the eyes look droopy and thats not sexy.

-Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
I love colour but would usually only throw in a colour with dark smokey eyes rather then just wearing the bright colour on its own. For lips I'm a lot braver, I would totally wear a bright lipstick with neutral eyes on a night out. I'm loving bright pastel pinks and soft lilacs right now.

-Which celebrity always has great make up?
Keira Knghtley.

-If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use?
Mascara, its amazing what mascara can do.

-Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
Yes, all the time. I think that its exceedingly important to let your skin breathe. Better skin means better make-up.

-Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
Yes but only if I don't have any dark circles under my eyes and no pimples/scars.

-In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?
From what I have used I would have to say NARS, MAC, Benefit and Revlon.

-What do you think of Makeup?
Its my life. Make-up is so much more then a vain process women (and some men) all around the world take part in, its an art to me and it allows me a revenue to express myself. When ever I'm feeling sad it picks me right back up again.

Friday, March 5, 2010

In's & Outs 02/10

Time for another in's and out's post. I generally don't do monthly favourites videos as my fav's don't change often so doing an in's and out's on my blog is much more convenient =). I'm sorry that this in's and out's isn't focused mainly on make-up.

- Horoscopes. Over the last 2 months I have been really into checking my horoscope.
- Cooking Chinese food at home
- Matte eyeshadows
- Seche Vite (I love this nail top coat)
- Old fashioned movies like Gone With The Wind and My Fair Lady
- Dewy Illuminator for the body
- Autumn, bye bye Summer even though it still feels like your here

- Feeling negative
- Letting the laundry pile up
- Worrying what I'm going to do for my Birthday
- Toner (not because I stopped, I ran out and haven't had the time to purchase more lol)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

How I Store My Hair Extensions

This is how I store my clip-in hair extensions. I'm so proud of this as I made it myself. Enjoy