Tuesday, April 15, 2014

CONTOURING AND HIGHLIGHTING ROUTINE ♥


This post is going to prove to you all once again the incredible power of makeup where in this case it can make your facial structure appear different depending on where you put a highlight and contour.

The basic method is highlight to accentuate and contour in places you want to minimise. I am using foundation or this routine because I want to show you how simple it can be when you don't have to worry about fiddling around with concealers and foundations at the same time. It doesn't take that much extra time to use two different shades of foundation and apply them in different areas but it is more complicated than just slapping on foundation. So this is not a massive huge process and could be achievable for everyday use plus I think the results are well worth the effort.
 

Monday, April 7, 2014

MARCH FAVOURITES 2014 ♥


So here I am with my monthly favourites post, letting you know about all of the products I loved in March! This month has a mixture of products, primarily makeup but also including a bit of skin care so keep reading to find out more about all of these fantastic products.

Essence Match 2 Cover! Cream Concealer
Knowing it's from Essence we know what an affordable product it is and this concealer duo includes two different shades. I find the lighter colour to be perfect for concealing under eye circles while I haven't yet found a use for the darker colour although it could work for cream shading as it's not dark enough for contouring. If you're looking for a very light and extremely high coverage concealer then this is the one, not only at an affordable price but also great quality. This is an essential for university after a long night staying up working on assignments. A higher end alternative to a great under eye concealer that I also loved in March is Benefit Fake Up. If you aren't familiar with this product it's actually an extremely moisturising concealer that includes the product in the middle with a coating on moisturise concealing the product so that it's very moisturising when you blend it in.

Friday, April 4, 2014

DRAGONBERRY CANDY COUTURE FASHION SHOW

Last night I had the pleasure of attending a beautiful fashion show put together by Dragonberry in celebration of their Candy Couture launch. This event showcased the new candy inspired collection which consists of a beautiful mix from rompers to jumpers, each made with beautiful pastel colours. It was an absolutely fantastic event and really well organised so keep reading to look more into this colourful fashion show!

 

Wearing: Manning Cartel Top, Missguided Skirt, Louis Vuitton Purse, Cartier Rose Gold Bracelet, Hermes Cuff and Holster Shoes.

The "Candy Couture" range is inspired by the pastels of lolly hearts and it definitely translates into the pieces that have been created for this collection. The colour scheme is primarily candy floss blue and baby pink with hints of lilac and peach thrown in for good measure. Something that is great to see and that Dragonberry doesn't disappoint with is that it's an affordable range with all of these pieces being under $60, hitting the price point of these statement pieces perfectly. Also don't forget to show your student card on Tuesdays for 25% off, just another way Dragonberry makes fashion forward pieces affordable to students like myself.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

REVIEW: TARTE AMAZONIAN CLAY BLUSH AND BRONZER DUO

I only recently tried Tarte for the first time but that doesn't mean that I haven't been eyeing their products for so long now. It's just so hard to find Tarte here in Australia but I was given the opportunity to finally put their products to the test when I received two items in a swap with my beautiful American friend Sammy. I must say, I am extremely impressed with the overall quality of the two products from Tarte that I have now tried and I will have to find a way to get my hands on them easier. So here is my review on the Amazonian Clay Blush and Bronzer Duo.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

TOP 5 BENEFIT PRODUCTS AND GIVEAWAY ♥

 I have been finding myself using a lot of Benefit products lately in my everyday routine so figured I would put together my favourite five to bring this post to you all. I hope this post acts as some sort of reference to Benefit if you have been looking into the brand as well as gives you a bit of insight into what I think about these products.
 

Monday, March 17, 2014

10 PRO HAIRDRESSING SKILLS FROM PIVOT POINT

I’m here with 10 pro hairdressing skills from Pivot Point, a top hairdressing school based in Sydney and Melbourne. Read on to find out how to better take care of your hair using these easy and achievable tips.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

HUGE JEWELLERY HAUL WITH COLETTE

Colette is by far my favourite dress jewellery store from Australia so I jumped at the chance to team up with them for this collaboration haul that shows of a range of their beautiful pieces. I find that you can't get such great quality for such an affordable price anywhere else so I am very proud to standby this awesome company and collaborate with them on this. Read on to see all of the gorgeous jewellery pieces included in this haul. Click HERE to visit the Colette website.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

TOPSHOP STUDENT LATES NIGHT

Topshop has been the talk of the town ever since the first store in Brisbane opened a few months back and I always find myself wandering in there whenever I stop into the city. Put all of that together with a DJ, beverages, popcorn and a whopping 20% off and you have yourself an unbeatable combination. Pictured above are fellow QLD bloggers Katie (Steal The Spotlight) and Maddie (Maddie's Lifestyle) who I attended the event with and turned it into a mini Youtubers get together and grabbed a few bargains.
 
Enjoy some pictures from the night. 

Monday, March 3, 2014

5 TIPS TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT HAIR EXTENSIONS

Most of us lust for a head full of thick and long hair but sometimes the only way to achieve that look is with hair extensions. To avoid any potential disasters that could come along with fake locks, I have put together my top 5 tips for choosing the perfect hair extension from the guys who own it, Great Lengths.


Saturday, March 1, 2014

REVIEW: MAKE UP FOREVER HD MICROFINISH POWDER

I always feel as though a good setting powder pulls together a look better than any other product and so I jumped at the chance to try the Make Up For Ever High Definition Powder. I have heard such fantastic things about the brand Make Up For Ever and particularly amazing things about their face products. I have tried the HD Foundation a couple of times in the past and haven't had the most positive experience as it was the wrong colour and made my face tingle a bit but I am happy to say that this time around with the HD Powder has been much more positive. Keep reading to find out why I love it so much.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

REVIEW: MAC PEACHES BLUSH

There's no denying my obsession with coral; everything from dresses to lipsticks is fair game when it comes to that gorgeous colour. Well a few weeks ago I added to my makeup collection my very first MAC Coral blush. Why this is so noteworthy you wonder, simply because MAC have the most amazing formulation of blushes and so now I have my favourite colour in my favourite consistency...a match made in heaven. Keep reading to find out more about MAC "Peaches" blush.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

SOFT PINK VALENTINE'S DAY MAKEUP TUTORIAL ♥

 
Now if you have been following Valentine's Week then you would know that already we have discussed Kissable Lips/Long-Lasting Lip Colour and Outfit Inspiration but now we are moving onto the makeup aspect. There are so many directions that you could in with V-Day Makeup but I chose a girly and wearable rose gold and baby pink look to share with you.