October 18, 2011

OOTD


It was a rainy and cold uni day today! What happened to the hot weather we had on the weekend?! Decided to throw on this bright scarf I got recently (which I've just realised is extremely creased :/) ! to brighten up the entire outfit. Put my hair up in a quick messy bun and put on my new Tiffany and Co bracelet. Overall a nice and comfy outfit for study :)





TOP: Cotton On
SCARF: Dotti
JEANS: Dotti
FLATS: Tory Burch
EARRINGS: Diva
RING: Diva
BRACELET: Tiffany & Co




October 17, 2011

My Makeup Routine


I was recently asked to share what makeup I use on my YouTube channel so here they are!


Like I said in the video I made, when it comes to makeup I pretty much stick with the same items once I've found a goodie. If you have been reading my blog from the start, one of my very first posts was on my 5 Makeup Essentials , a year and a bit on and the products are pretty much still the same! I think us girls find it so hard to find the perfect foundation or concealer, the basic items we have in our makeup kits. There are so many colour choices and formulas out there, and once you've found that perfect brand and shade you want to stick with it because it has took you so long to find one that does the job.  

The foundation to any makeup look. I swear by these Sigma makeup brushes. I know every one is sick of hearing about them, but they are popular because they do the job at a very reasonable price! I bought these after hearing about them numerous time on YouTube and they really are as good as MAC but at a much more affordable price. Plus they come in pink which is always a good thing :)





For Foundation I have been using MUFE HD Foundation in #155 for the longest time! It gives you that camera-ready look and I love the coverage it gives. Only downside is the price $$. It is really expensive to buy here (in Australia) so occasionally for day makeup I will switch it up and use the Rimmel  Renew & Lift Foundation in #300 Sand.




Concealers:
Again, I have been using these three for years. If I need extra coverage I will apply the MAC Select Moisture Cover Concealer in NW30 and then the YSL Touche Eclat #2 on top which just really brightens that eye area. For blemishes I will dab the MAC Studio Finish Concealer (cannot tell you the # because it has rubbed off!! Sorry!) around the blemish and never directly on it. By doing this it kinda camouflages the shadow. 













 Powder: I recently started using this when my MUFE HD Microfinish Powder ran out. It was new on the market and so I decided to try it. I bought it in #220 and so far so good however I much prefer my MUFE HD one, I can't wait till it arrives in the post!


Mascara: Without a doubt, Covergirl Lash Blast! Best cheapie mascara on the market. I have tried numerous expensive/designer type mascaras and nothing compares. It does exactly what it is designed to do and never clumps!

Eyelash Curler: I've had this Shu Uemuru curler for  years and again it does exactly what it is meant to do. I haven't really tried many other ones so I couldn't give you an exact review on the quality. All I can say is that it has lasted for many years!




Bronzer:
Smashbox in Suntan Matte. AMAZING! Perfect matte bronzer without all the shimmery bits!

Blush: I have been using Nars in Deep Throat for ages but recently bought the Maybelline Fit Me range of Blush in Medium Pink and it is working great as a combination. I love how the Maybelline one contains none of the shimmer, it's a perfect blush for during the day. 


MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
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I forgot to mention this product in my video, but I use it as a base for my eyeshadow every day. The colour is the exact same as my skin tone and it really makes my eyeshadow stay on for longer, especially when the hotter months are around!




I picked these up recently and have been using them quite a lot. They are the Maybelline Eyestudio palletes in Pink Persuasion and Give Me Gold. I have many different MAC shadows but decided to give these a try and I really like the combinations plus the quality of them is really good.


Liquid Eyeliner
: I recently bought this Models Prefer eyeliner after wanting a change from my usual MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack. I've always preferred liquid eyeliner as  I just find it so much easier to apply, especially when you wing it out at the edges of your eye. This was insanely cheap, and does a very good job. I got it in the blackest of blacks #JetBlack


I hope you all found this interesting! Have a great day and a great start to the week! XO

October 16, 2011

The Jewels


If you saw my latest YouTube video then you would of already seen the latest pieces to my jewellery collection, here are the better images I promised! For me, jewellery makes me happy. I have never been a girl who only wears the 'real' stuff even though I was brought up in a household where my mum only wears her real gold and diamonds.  I just loved how costume jewellery could easily transform an outfit for next to nothing. I loved how a single piece could 'make' the entire outfit. I get bored of things easily, and costume jewellery fits me perfectly because if I fall out of love with it, then it's not a huge waste. Don't get me wrong, I do love the real stuff and would never turn down a real pair of diamond earrings, but for versatility and being able to add an extra dimension into my outfits, for me costume jewellery is the way to go. 

Here are my latest pieces!

All items are from Diva.


This is my favourite piece. Like I said in the video, I would totally wear this during the day. There is absolutely no need to wait for that 'special occassion' to bring out the bling. If it makes you happy and you want to wear it, then wear it! Just make it the focus of your entire outfit and play down everything else.


Even though this is quite a statement piece, it is one of my more casual ones. I pretty much can wear it with everything and love how it can work both ways, dressing an outfit up or dressing it down a little. 


You all would of seen this in my latest outfit post! It is beautiful in real life, very OTT!


The earrings and my Thomas Sabo lookalike ring! Love these two together and have pretty much worked them into my outfits all week! 



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October 9, 2011

OOTD + AVA & MINNIE


Good morning! Yesterday started off like it was going to be a cloudy & rainy Spring day but as always the sun decided to come out and I was so happy because I have been wanting to wear these Forever New shorts for the longest time. I can't even remember when I got them, it must of been at least a few months ago but it has never warmed up enough for me to wear them. Yesterday was an exception!

I paired it with a faux-fur vest and the most comfiest wedges ever for a fun Spring look. To top it off I wore some new jewellery I bought recently, talk about a statement necklace! Might be too much for some, not for me :) 


*Top: H&M, *Vest: Valleygirl, *Shorts: Forever New, *Wedges: Forever New, *Handbag: Marc by Marc Jacobs, *Jewellery: Diva/Equip, *Watch: Michael Kors.







Can you spot the little black fur ball in the photo above? We got another little Pom!! We thought the name Minnie was appropriate :)



Already the best of friends ♥



New earrings too! Thinking about doing a little jewellery haul in my next video so watch out for it!

 

I had to share this. Couldn't find Minnie anywhere yesterday, searched high and low, under the beds, under the couch, maybe we had accidentally locked her in a room by mistake, nope, she had managed to climb up to where my bags are in the wardrobe and fell asleep, lol so cute. 




P.s - If you didn't already know, I have a YouTube Channel now!!! I have a few videos lined up, Makeup I use (requested), Fall Loves Tag, & hopefully new Jewellery video today if I get my homework done, hehe! Will be posting them soon.


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