Friday, June 26, 2009

Another Blog Award!


The rules:
1. Write five (5) interesting facts about the person who gave you this award.
2. Jot down ten (10) interesting facts about yourself or your hobbies.
3. Pick your ten (10) most deserving recipients and describe them.
4. Leave a comment on the recipients' blog to tell them they've been tagged.
5. Paste the award badge in your side bar.

Who gave me this?
I was lucky enough to receive this award from the beautiful diyanashukor!

  • She is a real sweetie who is obsessed with makeup!
  • She is a makeup artist in Malaysia
  • She does absolutely beautiful makeup tutorials on her blog
  • She does fabulous makeovers
  • The majority of her blog isn’t in english, but the pictures are so amazing that you simply have to check it out :)

10 interesting facts about me:
Ahh! I always have trouble writing stuff like this! :P

  • Makeup is basically all I buy. Apart from the ball dress I had to buy and a couple of t-shirts, I can’t actually remember the last time I spent money on anything other than makeup. xD
  • I really, really love blogging. And reading everyone’s blogs. It’s so great!
  • I have 2 tattoos, one is of two phoenixes and is at the top of my back and the other is of a turtle and is at the bottom of my back!
  • I studied makeup artistry last year and had some of the most amazing people ever in my class, I miss you girlies! <3
  • We breed pedigree Persian, Exotic and Nepalayan cats, I love every single one of them!
  • I am such a huge fan of the Transformer movies, have you seen Transformers 2 yet?? :o
  • I’m also a huge Twilight fan, can’t wait for New Moon!
  • Trying new beauty/makeup products is incredibly exciting for me and I have a never-ending list of things I’d love to try. :P
  • My favourite bands are Metallica and The Rolling Stones.
  • I am DYING to get more Make Up For Ever products, I wish they were available here!

And now I nominate:

  • Tali
    This beautiful lady has an amazing blog. She is ALWAYS reviewing tonnes of amazing products and is stunning both inside and out!
  • Sarah
    This gorgeous Australian is another one of my favourite bloggers! She is one of the sweetest girls around for sure. Her blog is FULL of awesome stuff to read and gorgeous looks that she’s done!
  • Robyn
    Another gorgeous lady with a fantastic blog! Her blog has everything a fashion/makeup-loving girl could want! And it’s constantly being updated, I love it!
  • Carlinn
    This beautiful girl’s blog is really awesome! She’s always updating her blog with reviews, deals on offer at the moment, FOTDs and more. She also has a youtube channel, so be sure to check that out too.
  • Rai
    This very pretty lady is yet another one of my favourite bloggers. She’s a Hello Kitty fan (like a lot of us!) and is always doing the most beautiful bright makeup looks!
  • Jude
    This is one stunning lady! Her makeup is always fabulous and she does amazing tutorials on youtube. She’s also got me really interested in Yaby cosmetics!
  • Whitney
    Yet another stunning lady with a fabulous blog! Her eye makeup is always gorgeous and she’s always updating her blog with reviews, FOTDs and more!
  • Belle Du Jour
    This beautiful blogger is always making me excited about trying new beauty products! Love reading all her great reviews!
  • Brilliant Farmgirl Beauty Secrets
    I only recently discovered this amazing blogger when she started following my blog and I’m glad I checked her’s out! It’s fantastic and filled with lots of great info, loving it!
  • lipstickrules123
    This beauty blogger is from Toronto! Only just discovered her blog too and it’s fabulous! She is constantly updating it with lots of fun and interesting posts!

Thanks again to diyanashukor. Be sure to check out all the blogs I’ve mentioned!
And a HUGE thanks to all my followers! Over 60 now! Wowzers! :D


I actually can’t believe…

That Michael Jackson has passed away! :(
What a horribly sad day for us all. My heart goes out to his family, friends and fans. He will be missed terribly.
R.I.P <3

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Review: Burt’s Bees Royal Jelly Eye Creme


Royal Jelly, one of nature’s most nourishing substances, is packed with 134 nutrients, including 17 amino acids, B-vitamins and vitamins A, C, D and K. It's blended with soothing aloe vera gel, apricot kernel oil and vitamin E to create a nourishing treatment for the delicate skin around your eyes.

With a description like that, I really wanted to like this. I first wanted to try this after reading a review of it and got it as part of a starter kit. But it just doesn’t work for me. It feels greasy, doesn’t absorb into my skin, concealer will absolutely NOT stick to it and I find the smell to be a bit nauseating. Most importantly my eye area didn’t show any sign of improvement after using it. :(

I really am quite disappointed with this, but not everything works for everyone! So the hunt for a good eye cream continues…
Do you lovely ladies (and gents) have any suggestions??


Monday, June 22, 2009

Beauty Tag!

I was tagged by Caramel Diva, Glamorous Beauty and Jen! Check out their blogs and be sure to follow them if you’re not already! :D

What's your favorite make up look?
At the moment I’m loving purple smokey eyes paired with a nude lip.

Do you have a beauty vice?
For some reason I am constantly buying gold eyeshadows and pigments, I can’t resist them!

What part of your body do you love?
My eyes and lips!

Who is your beauty icon?
I have to agree with you ladies and say my mum! She’s so beautiful, I’m so proud to be able to call her my mum.

What beauty product makes you feel instantly sexy?
Mascara! I just love how much better my eyes look once I apply it :P

How do you look after your skin?
I cleanse, tone and moisturise twice a day. I also apply sunscreen everyday in spring/summer. 

What is your signature scent?
Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf, gosh I love that stuff. :D

What are your haircare secrets?
I try and put a treatment in my hair once a week and wash my hair every other day.

How do you pamper yourself?
By going makeup shopping!

What is your beauty pet peeve?
When people don’t match their foundation to their skin, or fail to blend it properly.

What would your desert island must haves be?
Fresh water? :P Sunscreen and Lucas papaw ointment!

Finally, do you have a beauty philosophy?
Take the time to make yourself feel beautiful everyday.

And now I’d like to tag:

Be sure to follow all the beautiful ladies I’ve mentioned, their blogs are amazing!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Yusss! More Blog Awards!

I’ve received three more blog awards thanks to the lovely glamourousbeauty! Be sure to check out her awesome blog :)


Before passing on this award, you must follow the RULES:

1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his/her blog link.

2. Pass the award to other blogs that you've newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

And now I’d like to nominate:


Friday, June 19, 2009

New Layout and 50 followers!!

I’ve changed my layout! It now has 3 columns instead of 2 and I am loving it. :P How do you like it??

I also have to say a HUGE thank you to all my followers! I’ve now got just over 50! This is incredibly exciting! When I first made this blog I didn’t think anyone would actually read it, so to know that I now have over 50 followers is just amazing. Thank you all so much! :D
More reviews and FOTDs coming soon!

Thanks again everyone!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Free Beauty Packs!

Hey lovelies,
I recently joined up to a site where you earn points by reviewing products/commenting/rating etc and you exchange the points you earn for beauty packs!
You only need 50 points to qualify for the smallest beauty pack, and it really isn’t difficult getting to 50!
As far as I know, membership is by invitation only so if you’d like an invitation then leave me a comment with your email address! Or if you’d prefer, you can send me an email at and I’ll send you an invite!

Big thanks to all my followers, almost at 50! Wowzers!


Thursday, June 11, 2009

EOTDs: Me and My sister! Kinda tropical looks?

Sorry for all the pics – for some reason my camera refused to show the vibrancy of these colours:

What I used:

  • MAC Paintpot in Painterly as a base
  • MAC Melon Pigment over 2/3 of the lid
  • MAC Creme De Violet Eyeshadow on the outer third
  • MAC Violet Pigment in the outer corner and crease
  • MAC Contrast Eyeshadow in the outer corner and blended into the crease as well as under the eye
  • MAC Your Ladyship Pigment as a highlight
  • MAC Penultimate Eyeliner
  • Avon Supershock Mascara
  • Avon Ultra Luxury Eyeliner in Black

Camille, my sister:


What I used:

  • MAC Paintpot in Painterly as a base
  • MAC Goldmine Eyeshadow all over the lid
  • MAC Red Brick Eyeshadow in the outer corner blended into the crease
  • Kryolan Red Eyeshadow (actually it might be a blush) blended into the crease
  • MAC Handwritten Eyeshadow used to deepen the crease on the outer corner and under the eyes
  • MAC Phloof! Eyeshadow as a highlight
  • MAC Black Chromaline along the lashline – I could not for the life of me get this line straight, so frustrating, luckily she didn’t mind :P
  • Avon Supershock Mascara
  • False lashes chopped in half and applied to the outer corners

Thanks for viewing!

This isn’t related to makeup/beauty at all but…

I have been cracking up all day over this auction listed on Trademe! This guy is hilarious. If you need a laugh I’d recommend checking it out!
And this guy is actually so famous from this that he even has his own line of t-shirts that you can check out here!
I’ve already ordered my plesiosaur one. xD

Thanks for viewing!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Review: Laura Geller Blush-N-Brighten – Golden Apricot


Laura Geller’s Blush-N-Brighten blushes are baked, marbleized pigments that are swirled together. Starting out as a multi-colour liquid they become a rich silky powder after baking for 24 hours in a terracotta pan. They are mineral oil and paraben free and are loaded with the age-fighting, anti-oxidant protection of Centella Asiatica and White Tea – Wow!

Golden Apricot is a beautiful mix of golds, dark pinks, corals, peaches and apricots. It’s a really pretty colour with very fine shimmer and it applies like a dream. This is a lot like MAC’s Mineralized Skinfinishes, but seems to be even more pigmented and goes on more smoothly. This colour looks especially amazing on warm skintones, but with the right amount, I think anyone could pull this off! Not to mention that it’d be gorgeous as an eyeshadow!

I would love to get my hands on more of these and definitely recommend this to anyone, especially those of you who are fans of MAC’s MSFs, you really won’t be disappointed. :)

Swatch, with flash (really should take pics during the day in natural light, ah well):

Thanks for viewing!


My First Blog Award!

I’ve received my first blog award! So exciting! Thanks to the beautiful Narita! If you haven’t checked out her blog, do it now! :)


The Adorable Blog Award Rules:

  • Include the award logo in your blog or post.
  • Nominate as many blogs which you like.
  • Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
  • Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
  • Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award

And now I would like to nominate:

And I am so excited, I now have 40 followers! A HUGE thank you to every single one of you, I love you all! :)


Monday, June 8, 2009

Makeup Babble Giveaway!

Makeup Babble is having a Revlon Lashes and Nails giveaway on her blog! Both the lashes and nails look gorgeous (I for one can vouch for the nails since I won jilliandanica’s  giveaway a little while back where she was giving away three packs of nails) and honestly, they’re sooo pretty! I’m waiting for the opportune moment to try them out :P
Anyway, onto Makeup Babble’s contest click here to enter!


Saturday, June 6, 2009

The Latest MAC Additions To My Kit

With it being ball season here in NZ, I’m trying to stock up on eyeshadows and pigments (what a great excuse!), and to be completely honest with you MAC is basically the best you can get when it comes to eye makeup, atleast in New Zealand it is anyway. I’m so jealous of all you people who have access to Make Up For Ever and Urban Decay and all those other amazing brands!!

Anyway, onto what I got:

Top Row, L – R: Bio Green (Pro), Steamy (can be seen in my FOTD here), Greensmoke, Red Brick (Pro), Handwritten.
Middle row, L – R: Beautiful Iris, Creme De Violet, Woodwinked, Honey Lust and Goldmine
Bottom Row, L – R: Ricepaper and the yet to be depotted Carbon.

And the pigments:

Top Row: Mutiny (Rose Romance collection) and Kelly Green (Pro)
Bottom Row: Golden Olive, Violet (can be seen in my FOTD here)

My wallet is hurting right now. Lol :P
If you wanna see swatches of everything, let me know! Thanks for viewing!


Thursday, June 4, 2009

Narita’s MAC Giveaway!

Narita is having her first giveaway and the prizes are AMAZING! She is giving away MAC Style Warrior Lipglass in Gold Rebel, MAC Blush Pro Pan in Sincere and MAC Dazzleglass in Baby Sparks! WOW!! So you most definitely have to check out her blog and enter her giveaway by clicking here!
Good luck! oxo

Mayaari’s Giveaway!

Mayaari is having a giveaway on her blog and is giving away some amazing stuff! You absolutely MUST check it out by clicking here!
Good luck everyone! oxo

Chrystina’s NARS Giveaway!!

Chrystina is having a giveaway on her blog to celebrate having over 100 followers! The prizes are NARS products! How amazing is that?!? How often do people give away NARS products?! :o
To enter just click here! 
Good luck everyone! oxo

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

FOTD x 2: Barney eyes and Fuschia lips!

Purple and green together always remind me of Barney the dinosaur, lol :P

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With flash:

  • MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation in NC20
  • MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer in NW20
  • Ben Nye Neutral Set Powder
  • MAC Rose Romance Beauty Powder in Summer Rose


  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • MAC Steamy eyeshadow on the inner 2/3 of the lid
  • MAC Violet Pigment on the outer third of the lid
  • MAC Contrast eyeshadow on the outer corner of the lid, in the crease and under the eye
  • MAC Vellum eyeshadow in the crease, above Contrast
  • MAC Your Ladyship Pigment as the highlight
  • MAC Penultimate eyeliner (trying to apply the false lashes messed this up and I couldn’t be bothered fixing it – talk about lazy!)
  • Avon Ultra Luxury eyeliner in Midnight Blue in the waterline
  • Avon Supershock mascara
  • No brand False Eyelashes


  • MAC Lipstick in Fleshpot

This second FOTD was from Saturday and I took the photos with my phone so they’re not very good. I don’t wear bright lipstick often though so I thought I’d show you this anyway!


  • Everyday Minerals Foundation in Fairly Light Neutral
  • MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer in NW20
  • Silk Naturals Perfecting Powder
  • MAC Rose Romance Beauty Powder in Summer Rose


  • MAC Quick Frost Pigment all over the lid upto the brow
  • MAC Brown Down eyeshadow in the crease, and under the eye
  • 120 Palette Matte Black as an eyeliner along the lashes
  • Avon Supershock Mascara


  • MAC Pro Lipstick in Full Fuschia
  • MAC Your Ladyship Pigment applied in the centre of the bottom lip and blended outwards

Well there we go, thanks for viewing!



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