Wednesday, December 17, 2014

HOLIDAY MAKEUP - GOLD AND RED

 

If there's ever been a more appropriate time to dust off your boldest red lipstick then the holiday season and Christmas time is definitely it.

 
I have created a gold and red makeup tutorial perfect for an upcoming Christmas party or even Christmas day. Watch the video tutorial here or read on to see what products I used to create this look.
 
FACE
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation
NARS Powder Foundation "Sweden"
Curtis Collection Blush
Chanel Soleil De Tan Bronzer
MAC Soft and Gentle Mineralised Skin Finish
 
EYES
Makeup Forever Flash Palette
Urban Decay Naked Palette
Maybelline Big Eyes "Luminous Purple" Palette
eBay Gel Eyeliner (post coming soon)
Covergirl Bombshell Volume Mascara
Ardell Corner Lashes
Lastly, on the lips I had Julie Hewitt "Rouge Noir" lipstick, an incredible creamy red. Of course you can't forget about liner, I used Maybeline SuperStay in "Red".
 
I hope you enjoyed my take on a holiday makeup look and grabbed some inspiration for your Christmas event or day makeup. Don't forget to check out the video tutorial here.
 
 
Thanks for reading!
 

5 FESTIVE NAIL POLISH COLOURS

 

I have always been one to go all out for Christmas; from holiday themed candles to festive red lipsticks and nails are no exception. In this post I am sharing with you five festive colours to get your nails Christmas ready.

I'll be the first one to admit I'm an OPI junkie so it's unsurprising that four out of the five nail polishes in this post are shades from the brand. Also to the same ratio, most have a sparkle. You can't have Christmas without a little shimmer.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

SLURGE OR SAVE: MAC IM-PASSIONED DUPE


I love a good MAC lipstick but something I love just as much is a drugstore dupe. Why spend $36 when you can spend a maximum of $16.95, but generally much cheaper as Maybelline often have sales.


I adore MAC Im-Passioned, so much so that I'm actually planning to wear it to a fashion event that I'm attending tonight. The main reason being that it is the perfect sophisticated evening colour but it has a playful edge due to it's bright cherry and pink undertones that aren't typical in a classic red. So when I came across this incredible dupe I knew I just had to share my find with you all!

Monday, December 15, 2014

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE + GIVEAWAY

Oh Christmas- the time of shopping for your loved ones and giving gifts to the most important people in your life. My favourite part of the season is to see the reactions of those I give presents to.


For that reason, I love to put lots of effort into my selections for everyone and make it useful and unique to the person. That being said, there are some gifts that most beauty obsessed girls would love and I wanted to share these 6 foolproof ideas with you in case you're stuck on what to get someone.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

LIFE. EVENTS. FRIENDS. FOOD.

Here on my blog, often I spend so much time behind the lens so I wanted to post something more personal and bring you all into my life a little bit more. I have also been wanting to incorporate a lifestyle aspect into JBS and I thought what better way than sharing my life with you all. So let me fill you in on what I got up to this week!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

MECCA MAXIMA HOLIDAY BEAUTY WISHLIST 2014

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This may be kind of odd but I thought it would be a different take on a holiday gift guide to talk about the beauty items on my personal wishlist rather than recommending products I’ve already tried.

 
I feel like this gives a more authentic approach to the topic of what to buy a beauty obsessed girl for Christmas. Since they're product I a dying to get my hands on then chances are your sister, mother or best friend are also.

Al of these products are from Mecca Maxima and you can see my Christmas Wish List here.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

NARS POWDER FOUNDATION REVIEW

As a powder foundation junkie, I have swapped favourites many times which you would know if you have been following my blog for a few years. Initially I was obsessed with MAC Studio Fix but then I found a drugstore dupe, the Australis Fresh and Flawless. Now I have moved on to the NARS Powder Foundation and am not looking back. I have given this powder a go for over a month now so can now share my long-term thoughts with you all.


NARS is one of those brands that I can never just walk by at Mecca Maxima, I must stop and admire it's beauty. Their packaging, colours and consistencies are always on point so although I'm usually nervous to try out foundation products from high end brands, I didn't hesitate to pick this up. Now let's get into examining this powder foundation.

Monday, December 8, 2014

3 LUSH HOLIDAY PICKS


After purchasing nearly the entire Christmas range Lush have to offer this year, I have carefully selected my favourite; bubble bar, bath melt and bath bomb. Let's just say, I definitely have my baths sorted all holiday season thanks to Lush.

The small things like bath products such as these are what really get me in the Christmas mood. Especially when you have a bit of time on your hands since you're probably having a break from work or Uni, it's so relaxing to lay in a warm tub enjoying a bath melt, bomb or bar.

Watch my Lush Holiday Haul here or keep reading to find out my top three products.

Friday, December 5, 2014

SUMMER ESSENTIALS

Summer is here; my favourite season full of beach trips, smoothies and lazing around during Christmas and university holidays.


The change in season also means switching up my products, that's why in this post I'm giving a detailed run through of my favourites. It's an all-inclusive guide to tanning, hair, nails and of course makeup in the warmer weather.



Keep on reading for details on each of these Summer essentials.

3 PRODUCTS YOU NEED FROM SEPHORA

Today we have Sephora opening their doors to Aussie beauty lovers and shopping addicts alike. Having only just reached Australian shores despite their wordwide recognition, they have entered the market with aims of shaking things up.


So if you plan on checking it out then here are three product recommendations from brands that were otherwise inaccessible to Australians; Makeup Forever, NARS and Urban Decay. Granted that beforehand you were able to purchase NARS from Mecca, they don't stock this particular product. Fingers crossed for the discounted prices and if I like what I hear from the first comers today then I will definitely be booking a flight to Sydney in the near future.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

KEEP MAKEUP IN PLACE ALL DAY


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We have all had those intense summer days when we come home and realise our makeup has faded and just about melted off. If you have a wedding, formal or other special occasion coming up then this is the article for you. In fact even if you want your makeup to last all day without smudging, creasing or fading then listen up to these three tips to ensure a flawless finish that will last you hours! 

If you have spent so much time perfecting a makeup look then it's a shame for it to start fading or smudging so I am sharing my four favourite and most effective tips for keeping your makeup in place all day. You probably have all of these products in your collection already (if you don't, then they are definitely worth the investment) but it's the order in which they go and how you use them that has the biggest impact on the longevity of your makeup.
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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

5 HIGH END RECOMMENDATIONS - 10% OFF AT MYER

Today Myer are having an online sale of 10% off selected beauty brands with some of my favourites including; Dior, Benefit, OPI, Yves Saint Laurent and Shiseido. I would definitely recommend taking advantage of this deal since it's rare in Australia that high end makeup is discounted.

 

This sale comes just in time for the holiday season so you can spoil yourself with a little something or pick up a gift for someone else. If you're stuck on what to purchase or looking for a little inspiration then check out my five recommendations below of products from the brands included in this awesome sale.