Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Eyeshadow: neutral sparkle

Today's look is a quick, neutral eye with a little bit of added sparkle. I used two new goodies from my overseas haul: the MUA eyeshadow in #11 and the Inglot body sparkles in #68. The rest of the look was done using the Urband Decay Naked 2 palette. I was meeting some friends for brunch so I wanted something quick and easy, but still 'me', hence the added glitter!

I applied MUA #11 all over the lid and along the lower lashline. I used Tease from Naked 2 in the crease, as well as a little busted at the outer crease. I then swept Foxy on my browbone. I dabbed a teeny bit of Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy on the centre of the lid and then gentle pressed a very small amount of Inglot #68 on top. Liner and mascara and voila!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Nails: piCture pOlish Blog Fest

Hey guys. I bet you've been wondering why I haven't put up any nail polish posts in the last week. That's because as soon as I got home from holidays, I had a package arrive from piCture pOlish: it's Blog Fest! I've been trying out two brand-new polishes that I was sent for this year's Blog Fest: Demeter and Dorothy. There are 11 new polishes launching as of today from piCture pOlish itself, as well as its Network Members for those of you not based in Australia. Some shades are just new, while others have been created in collaboration with Network Members, hence the Collaboration Collection.

So first up, we have Demeter. This polish was created jointly with Katie from Harlow & Co and is available exclusively from piCture pOlish online and Harlow & Co. It's a rich chocolate brown with gorgeous, fine holographic glitter in it. You guys know how meh I am about brown nail polish, but this one has changed my mind. It's awesome! I think I just needed to find the right shade. The application was nice and smooth, and with amazing coverage: this is just two coats.

piCture pOlish Demeter.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Eyeshadow: coral

Time to show off another one of my new eyeshadows! I'm wearing the new L'Oreal Infallible eyeshadow (Magnetic Coral) I got in my overseas haul. I also used my Sleek Ultra Mattes V2 palette, which I just can't get enough of. I was in a hurry to get ready for work, so I did this in a hurry. My eyes were also really bloodshot and freaky, but I'm pleased they calmed down a bit for these photos.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Eyeshadow: dark purple/grey smoky eye

Today's look turned out a bit darker than I expected. I still like it, though, and it's been ages since I've done a look this dark. I used more new goodies from my overseas trip. It was really easy to do this look and I used just a few eyeshadows, even though my crappy pictures make it look as though it's all one colour.

I first applied the Maybelline Color Tattoo in Permanent Taupe all over the lid and along the lower lashline. I then gently patted Inglot DS459 on top of the taupe. I then used Thunder and Noir from the Ultra Mattes V2 palette in the crease and finished with Dune on the brow bone. I used Noir as liner along the top lashline and added a touch of silver liner to the inner corner to brighten it up.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Eyeshadow: matte blues & glitter

On Saturday night I went to see The Tea Party, bronchitis or no. I'm so glad I did! They were amazing. I can't believe it's been seven years since they were together. I was in heaven. Anyway, because I was excited to be going out and because I wanted to make myself feel better, I went to a little more effort for my makeup than I normally would for a concert (it's dark and you get hot and sweaty, so why bother?). I used both of my new Sleek palettes for this look: Ultra Mattes V1 and V2.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Eyeshadow: Tokidoki Adieu palette

As requested by Vintage, I've done a look using my new Tokidoki Cromatico palette in Adieu from my overseas haul (see post here). It's all pinks and purples, which makes this very easy to wear. The only problem was the white highlight colour (Carina), which is remeniscent of Urban Decay's Uzi with its chunky glitter fallout. I ended up tapping off most of the glitter in the end and the shimmery white shadow itself is quite nice. The rest of the shadows were nice and smooth, and very easy to blend.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Haul: holiday nail polishes (pic heavy)

Hey everyone! As promised, here is the mega post of nail polish that I got from Europe. I got a total of 13, which is quite heavy, so I ended up posting 10 of them home. Luckily for me, they all survived the trip unscathed. The other three I bought after I'd sent the others. I kind of went nuts, but I got polish from brands I can't get here and that I've never even heard of before. As always, the colours don't show up exactly right in the pictures, but I think they're OK. Just some of the extra special sparkle or duochrome might not be as apparent. Anyway, here we go!

Barry M #334 Teal

Friday, July 20, 2012

Eyeshadow: Sleek Ultra Mattes palette V2 Darks

I was eager to start playing with my new goodies from overseas straight away, so I've done a couple of looks using mainly the Sleek i-Divine Ultra Mattes palette V2 Darks. I can't describe how lovely and smooth these mattes apply! Especially when you consider how cheap Sleek makeup is. I've done two looks: one I wore yesterday and another from today. I'm in love with this palette and I'm really surprised because I adore my shimmers. Who knew a matte palette could be so awesome? Consequently, I'm eager to try the V1 Brights palette now.

Here it is in all its awesomeness. A great range of colours to choose from.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Haul: holiday makeup goodies (pic heavy)

As promised, this is a post of all the makeup goodies I bought on my European trip. I got something in pretty much every country I went to, so there's a lot here! I also got a lot of nail polish on this trip, but I've decided to do that as a separate post. So here goes.

Tokidoki Cromatico palette in Adieu.

Top row (L-R): Carina, Caio Caio. Bottom row: Adieu, Al Dente.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I'm back!

Hey guys, I'm back from my holiday! I had a wonderful time and I'm already thinking about which countries I want to visit the next time I go to Europe (no idea when that might be, though). I'm sort of happy to be back since I was starting to develop a cough right at the end. I went to the doctor and it turns out it's bronchitis. Ugh! Oh well, at least it didn't affect my holiday.

I'm sorting through all the goodies I bought and trying to take photos of everything so I can post them on here. I may also put a couple of holiday pics on here as a separate post, in case anyone is interested in seeing what I got up to. Basically, I bought a lot of nail polish and eyeshadow on this trip. There were a few other bits and pieces, but those were the most fun purchases.

So, I hope to hear from you all soon and attempt to catch up on your blogs to see what I've been missing since I've been away. Later!