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Big City Life

Hey lovely!

A couple weekends ago I met up with my best friend’s brother, David, to take some photos in the city. To be honest it’s been a while since I’ve done a shoot with a ‘tog other than my aunty, Belinda Rae Photography, so I was a little nervous. Which I didn’t need to be as this isn’t the first time we have worked together…David, my bestie and I were totes profesh film makers at the age of 12ish. One day I hope to find a copy of our re-imagining of Snow White. Our acting and filming skills were on point! haha… Read More »

Tutorials

One Brand Makeup Tutorial: Arbonne Purple Smoke

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Hey hunni bunnies ♥

How are we all today? ☺ Who is happy that Spring has begun?…well let’s be honest we don’t actually get the Spring season in Australia, it just goes Winter – Summer! Ugh, I am not a fan of Summer…too hot for moi haha. Ok ok so there are a couple things I like about Summer – the warm nights and I can wear lots of pretty and colorful makeup!…although I do that whatever the season haha it just feels more right in Summer ☺

Today’s tutorial has a Spring feel to it whilst keeping the drama of winter with a more dramatic eyeliner. I was actually inspired by a fellow Arbonne consultant who also does makeup tutorials (her YouTube account is Sammis Secrets). She did a purple smoky eye which I loved and so I’ve recreated it but added my own twist to it.

I wanted to do a one brand makeup tutorial. I chose Arbonne because I own most of the Arbonne Cosmetic range and it’s a vegan, natural, plant based range which I love. Plus I wanted to put the shadows to the test to see what combos I come up with – so expect a few more Arbonne only tutorials to come ☺

I hope you like this tutorial! ♥

Products Used:

 ~Eyes~

Arbonne Concealer – Light (as eye primer)

Arbonne FC5 Mattifying Powder (to set concealer)

Arbonne Eye Shadow – Divine Plum

Arbonne Eye Shadow – Smoke

Arbonne Eye Shadow – Linen

Arbonne Liquid Eyeliner – Black

Arbonne Eyeliner Pencil – Ebony

Arbonne It’s A Long Story Mascara

~Face~

Arbonne Primer

Arbonne Liquid Foundation – Honey Beige

Arbonne Liquid Foundation – Deep Beige (to contour)

Arbonne Cream Concealer – Light

Arbonne Bronzer

Arbonne Blush – Blossom

Arbonne Sheer Glow Highlighter

Arbonne Eyeliner Pencil – Toffee (to fill in brows)

Arbonne Eye Shadow – Sand (to set brows)

~Lips~

Arbonne Lip Liner – Cafe (old range)

Arbonne Lip Gloss – Linden

~Brushes~

Arbonne Brush Set

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Much love,

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Reviews-day Tuesday: Limecrime Venus Palette

Hello darlings ♥

Today I’m reviewing the Limecrime Venus Palette!

I bought my palette from www.dollskill.com because let’s face it, we all know how notoriously slow the shipping is from the actual Limecrime website! Plus shipping from DollsKill is free if the order is over $100 which mine was. Link to Venus Palette on DollsKill http://www.dollskill.com/venus-eyeshadow-palette.html

Described as:

Mash Botticelli’s classical painting with the rebellion of the early 90s, and you get VENUS: The Grunge Palette.
In a sea of nude palettes, VENUS emerges with 8 game-changing, unconventional newtrals and rusty-reds. Full-sized, recklessly pigmented eyeshadows mesh flawlessly for a nu-grunge look with a soft, painterly finish. Beautiful mirrored box with kitschy artwork makes this palette the ultimate collectible artifact!

Packaging:

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Can we please just spend a minute frothing over this packaging!!! ♥♥♥♥  It’s sooooo beautiful. It’s so classic but with a grunge twist.It doesn’t feel cheap and plastic-y, it’s actually quite solid and has some weight to it. I love how Limecrime even framed the mirror inside the palette! Even better is the fact that LC placed the palette in a plastic box so that they sit lower down in the outer box (a box within a box…inceptionnnnnnn), this helps prevent the mirror and the beautiful packaging from being covered in eyeshadow dust plus it ensures the gorgeous shadows remain unharmed.

Swatches and thoughts:

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Left to Right: Muse. Divine. Rebirth. Icon. Creation. Aura. Shell. Venus.

VENUS: The color of bruised fruit AKA ‘marsala’ (velvet matte)
I haven’t used much of this shade yet however I love it and will be using it in future looks!

SHELL: Opalescent shell-pink (glow)
As above 🙂 soft pink-y tone with a pretty sheen. Probably not a color that I will use that often but still love it.

AURA: Pearlescent ivory (glow)
My least favorite color from this palette – it swatches beautifully but when applying to the eyes it’s quite chalky, falls out on the cheeks and comes out a bit too yellow for my liking…I still use it for a brow bone or inner corner highlight but defs not my go-to highlight. I haven’t used it a lot – I’m going to try placing it on my lid and see if I like it better 🙂

CREATION: Rust brown (matte)
Love. It’s the perfect red/rust brown. I use it in my crease either on it’s own or underneath Icon or Muse.

ICON: Dark brown (matte)
Another favorite. This is great alternative to black for darkening up your crease.

REBIRTH: The color of an over-ripe nectarine (matte)
Again I haven’t used this colour much and it is a pink-y tone which I rarely use. Need to play around with it to see how I would work it into a look.

DIVINE: Dusty stone (matte)
This is my favorite! I’m in love ♥ Im not a big fan of greys and cool tone shadows (red, browns, bronzes all the way! 😛 ) but this is the perfect grey/taupe as it has a slight brown undertone.

MUSE: Deep burgundy red (matte)
As with all the other shades, this one is super pigmented and creamy. I adore burgundy reds, this one has scooted up to top of the fave list. I haven’t used it much yet but I know I will! ♥

Rating:
5 out of 5 ♥

Would I buy again?
Yes I would! At $42 it is a little pricey but I think it’s worth it – the shadows are so creamy and so very PIGMENTED. Most likely the palette will be discontinued long before I need a replacement anyway as a little bit goes a long way. I hope that LC end up selling the colours individually so that I can stock up on my favorites hehe.

Let me know if you have this palette and what you think of it! Or are you planning on buying it? I would love to hear from you guys x

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Lid – Divine. Crease – Creation & Icon. Lips – Velvetine in Bleached

Much love to you all!

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Tutorials

Pretty Little Liars Makeup Tutorial: Aria Montgomery

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Is anyone else as obsessed with this show as I am? Ugh! I have become disgustingly addicted to it haha. I just finished season 3 today! So many more hours to go :O

Aria’s makeup and fashion is one of my most fave things about PLL (yes I am one of those hard core fans ahaha 😉 ) Her fashion is so daring and sometimes odd, it is totally up my alley. I’ve been told by my bestie that sometimes my clothing choices make her think “what the heck, I hate that” but I always pull it off 😛 I feel Aria is the same sometimes, bizarre combos that just work on her. So who better to kick off my PLL makeup series than Aria 😀

I hope you enjoy the tutorial! If you do, please let me know by commenting!

Products Used:

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~Eyes~

MAC Paint Pot – Painterly

MUG – Brown Sugar

MUG – Glamorous

MUG Bada Bing

Tamanna Palette – Gilded

Limecrime Venus Palette – Aura

Revlon Color Stay Eyebrow Pencil – Blonde

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~Face~

Sukin Face Moisturiser

Australis Cya L8ter Pores

Arbonne Primer

Arbonne Liquid Foundation – Honey Beige

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer – Light

Matte Bronzer (cant remember the name sorry!)

MUG Blush – Love Affair

MUG Blush – Bliss

Models Prefer Lipgloss – Casablanca

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~Brushes~

Crown Angle Brush

Smitten Cosmetics – Blending Brush

MAC 239 Flat Brush

Angle eyeshadow brush (From eBay)

MUG Small Crease Brush

Smitten Angle Eyeshadow Brush

Real Techniques Shading Brush

Real Techniques Accent Brush

Sigma E05 Eyeliner Brush

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~My Aria Inspired Outfit~

Dress – Retro Vinnies Fremantle

Socks – Sandys Shop (StoreEnvy)

Shoes – Betts Shoe Store

Who is your favourite PLL character? I think Spencer is my favourite character, she has the best one liners and those crazy eyes haha but Aria is my favourite fashionista haha. Hope you all have a great week!

Much love,

Chloe xxx

Tutorials

Requested Tutorial: Purple, Burgundy and Bronze

A few weeks ago I posted the picture below on my Instagram. One of my followers commented that she wanted to know how to do this look herself so I said that I would film a tutorial for her. I am sorry it has taken me so long!! I have been so busy and I haven’t mastered the art of great time management yet ha ha.

 

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Products used:

Mac paint pot – Painterly.

Maybelline Color Tattoo – Pomegranate Punk.

NYX jumbo pencil – Black Bean.

NYX jumbo pencil – Gold.

Makeup Geek eyeshadow – Bitten.

Barry M Dazzle Dust – No: 99 (Purple)

Barry M Dazzle Dust – No: 44 (Bronze)

Makeup Geek eyeshadow – Corrupt.

Makeup Geek eyeshadow – Cocoa Bear.

Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner – Blackest Black.

Makeup Geek eyeshadow – Shimma Shimma.

Arbonne It’s a Long Story Mascara – Black *

Face:

Arbonne Liquid foundation – Buff and Rosy Beige. *

Nars blush – Orgasm

Lips:

Arbonne lip polish – Posh *

*please note: Arbonne recently contacted me through my blog and said they don’t like me talking about the fact that I sell Arbonne. Therefore I will no longer be talking about Arbonne nor promoting it on my blog. I will still use their foundations because I love them!! but will not be  reviewing or using the products much in my makeup looks from now on. Apparently they only want you to talk about Arbonne “face to face” so I can’t talk about it online….not sure how that works considering so many people have their own Arbonne Facebook pages! And I’m not allowed to have a link to the official Arbonne website, seriously? how is having a link to their website a bad thing?? Anyhoo!

I hope that you guys liked this tutorial 🙂 I will be filming another requested tutorial very soon!!!

Much love to you all xoxox