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Tutorial: Spring/Summer Inspired Makeup Look

(Make sure you watch the video in HD!!)
This week’s tutorial is super easy, colorful and fun 🙂 I really hope you guys like it!!Last week Belinda and I headed down to  Yellagonga Regional Park for a fun spring inspired photo shoot. I had this vision of running through the tall grass looking all romantic and fun…of course reality hit when I remembered that I’m actually allergic to grass and so ended up being SUPER itchy! 😛 haha. Oh well, it was worth it because I love the photos 🙂 I will be posting the some very soon!!For my makeup I wanted something bright, but not too bright, fun and easy, as who wants to spend hours doing their makeup when a beautiful spring/summer day is beckoning?!I checked out the recent 2013 Spring/Summer fashion shows and when I saw the models’ makeup for the Christian Dior show I decided that was going to be my inspiration for this look.Here is the photo I came across:

My version is a little different. I skipped the black liner on the upper lash line, and instead of red lips I used a pretty pink lipstick. I also added some gold liner to my waterline and smudged a darker purple on my lower lash line.

Products used.
Morgan Annie Face Primer.
Arbonne Liquid Foundation – Soft Blush.
Nars Blush – Orgasm.

MAC Paint Pot – Painterly.
Inika Organic Pigment – Velvet.
Makeup Geek Vanilla Bean.
Makeup Geek – Shimma Shimma.
Makeup Geek – Sensuous.
Avon Arabian Glow Eyeliner – Gold.
Makeup Geek – Gold Digger.
Morgan Annie Mascara – Black.

Arbonne Lipstick – Candy
NYX Lip Gloss – Tea Rose

And here is a sneak peek from the Spring Shoot!!!

Do you like my hair? It was so long and boofy I wasn’t sure what to do with it! So I put some product through it and then twisted bits of hair and pinned it back randomly. I was quite pleased with the result hehe. 🙂

Today is another fabulous spring day…made even better by that fact that my boy is coming home this afternoon!! I’m so excited 🙂 I woke up about 3 times last night ha ha.

So I shall sign off now as I have to head off to the airport soon!



Tutorial: Old Hollywood Glamour Makeup


I’m very excited to start up my video tutorials again 😀 Thanks to my family for buying me an awesome new video camera for my birthday!

I can now make my way through the list of requested tutorials! Starting with a look requested by one of my followers, Suzanne. She asked me if I could create an old hollywood glamour look. I decided to create a 1940’s inspired glamour look, soft eyes and bold red lips, rather than a 1950’s bold black winged liner and red lips. (I will be creating a 1950’s Marilyn/Dita look very soon though!)

Products used.

Arbonne face primer.
Arbonne liquid foundation – Buff.

MAC Paint Pot – Painterly
Makeup Geek – Lids: Bleached Blonde
Makeup Geek – Crease: Purely Naked
Makeup Geek – Shimma Shimma
Makeup Geek – Vanilla Bean
Inika Eyeliner – Coco 
Morgan Annie Mascara – Black

NYX Cream Blush – Natural

MAC Russian Red.

Did you like this tutorial? Let me know!! Also, if you  have any requests please write them in the comments or send me an email 😀



Makeup Inspiration: Twiggy

This was meant to be a photo tutorial but I could not take good photos last night so I decided I’ll just take some pics at the end and I will create this look again for a video tutorial 🙂 

Speaking of tutorials I have to apologise for not bringing out a video last week! It was my goal to bring out a video once a week but I just have not made the time to sit down and start editing this Taylor Swift video. So I’m sorry about that. I shall edit it this week 🙂

Can you believe I only managed to take two goodish photos?! My face was not cooperating with the camera ha ha. It’s ok, I will take better pictures next time 🙂

What did I use?

  • Morgan Annie Mineral Foundation in Light/Medium.
  • Peach blush from coastal scent blush palette.
  • Barry M Natural Dazzle Matte bronzing powder for contouring.


  • Barry M Kohl pencil in White on the lid and water line.
  • CS 88 Warm palette White over the top of the liner.
  • CS 88 Warm Palette Black in the crease and upper lash line.
  • Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid liner in black over the upper lash line and to draw on the bottom lashes
  • Inika eye liner pencil in black over the the shadow in the crease.
  • Inika mineral eye shadow in Smokin on the lower lash line.


  • Elusyion lipstick in Blush.

And that’s it! This is a very monochromatic look, just black and white. It is a fun look and I am going to practice it so I can get the crease line a lot neater and the drawn on lashes more even.

If you like this look please share it with your friends!!

Lots of love, 


School Ball Makeup: Hannah

You might remember last week in Your Weekend Read I posted a photo of the beautiful Hannah! Well now I have the rest of the photos!!  🙂

Let’s get started:

The BEFORE shot:

She is so pretty she doesn’t even need makeup! xo

Getting started.

Getting there…

Blending, blending and more blending.

False lashes by The Beauty Case. They looked fabulous!

Adding the final touches: lipstick 

And VOILA! Une très  jolie fille 🙂

What did I use?

Morgan Annie face primer.
Revlon Color Stay foundation – Natural Tan (I am pretty sure :P)
Coastal Scents blush palette – I used the peachy blush.

MAC Paint Pot – Groundwork as a primer.
Coastal Scents 88 Warm Palette – I used a blue/black shadow for the outer V and crease, MAC pigment – Vanilla as the brow bone highlight, I can’t remember what I used in the inner corners..I think it was a silver/grey.
Maybelline Eyestudio gel liner – Blackest  Black
Inikia Mascara – Black

Elusyion lip liner – Nude
Lipstick provided by Hannah.

I hope you enjoyed this series of photos. Hannah will be featured again in April when  I do her makeup for another school ball 🙂

I will post a few more photos in the portfolio section…see top of blog 🙂

Love you guys!!



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Hey lovelies!

Did you all have a fabulous weekend? I spent my sunday morning doing makeup for a 21st birthday girl and several family members. I really enjoyed myself. I am getting more and more relaxed when I do makeup sessions now! It’s great as I am starting to become a lot more confident in using colour on my clients instead of sticking to basic black/grey smokey eye. My awesome aunt came along to photograph my makeup creations. Photos coming soon.

Anyways, let’s get started on what this post is actually about ha ha. Review time!

A couple of weeks back I went on a little makeup shopping spree he he. I bought lots of products for my upcoming makeup parties, plus I needed to add to my makeup kit for all my other makeup gigs. I shared photos of my hauls on Facebook via my Instagram so some of you may already know what I bought 🙂

Today I’m reviewing: 

  • MAC Paint Pot – Constructivist
  • Inika mineral mascara
  • Nvey Organic lipstick – 354
  • A brown shadow from 88 Warm Palette.

What is it?
Nvey Eco Makeup Lipstick in No. 354

They describe it as:
ECO Lipstick delivers vibrant and natural colour compositions. An organic Castor Oil base combined with soothing safflower, beeswax and Vitamin E provides antioxidant and nourishing properties for soft, smooth lips. 

Where to buy:
Nvey Eco online store.
B Kind Organic Beauty Bar through their online store or you can visit their store in Subiaco.

Overall opinion:
I LOVE this lipstick! What I love most is that it does NOT dry my lips out in the slightest. Finally a lipstick that doesn’t make my lips look dry and cracked by the end of the day 🙂 It has a lovely creamy texture and an opaque application.  Number 354 is a reddish plum colour, it makes for a great autumn lipstick actually and looks great paired with bronze/brown eyeshadow. It’s lasting power is pretty good too. I’ve been pairing it with a Morgan Annie lip gloss in Burgundy, which I’m reviewing next.


  • Product: 5/5
  • Price: At $29.95 these lipsticks are a little on the pricey side. 
  • Would I buy again? Most definitely!

What is it?
Morgan Annie mineral gloss in Burgundy.

They Describe it as:

For a bold lip gloss that lasts, the Mineral Gloss is shiny, creamy & can either be worn on its own, or over the Mineral Lippy to add that extra glow… perfect for the next night out.
Made in Australia.

Where to buy:
Morgan Annie online shop.


  • Product: 4/5
  • Price: At $36.00 these lip glosses are fairly pricey.
  • Would I buy again? Yes 🙂
Overall Opinion:
I really like this lip gloss. As mentioned in the description above, these glosses are really creamy! I like how it isn’t extremely glossy looking, it’s more of a matte gloss and it isn’t sticky at all! Hands up who hates having your lips stuck together by goopy gloss! yuck. ha ha. The only problem I really have is the price ha, I don’t really like to spend $36.00 on a lip gloss! But it is a good product and isn’t harmful to my body so I think it’s worth it. 

What is it?
MAC Paint Pot – Constructivist….with a dark brown from the 88 Palette.

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They describe it as: 
A highly pigmented eye colour that goes on creamy but dries to an intense, vibrant finish. Long-wearing, colourfast. Creates seamless coverage without weight or caking. Blends smoothly over the lids. Cream-based, can be mixed with M·A·C shadows and liners.

Where to buy it:
MAC online store (this is the Australian Store)
Myer (Perth City)


  • Product: 4/5
  • Price: $35.00
  • Would I buy again? YES! <3

Overall Opinion:
I love paint pots! Constructivist is my new favourite colour to create bronzy brown smokey eye! It’s such an awesome colour. A makeup artist at the MAC counter recommended I buy this colour and I am glad I listened to her. It really is a beautiful colour. It seems to look good with most eye colours, especially blue eyes. I used this as a base on sunday then put a dark purple over the top, it looked really nice 🙂

What is it?
Inika Mineral Mascara – Black

They describe it as:

Long, sexy, thick and natural lashes are now attainable with INIKA Mineral Mascara (8g). The pure mineral enriched formula is perfect for those with sensitive eyes. The “double-Z” brush has a revolutionary dual-function design, giving you the solution you’ve been looking for in natural mascara – thicker and fatter looking lashes. This advanced brush has a unique “Z” shape with two different edges – a lengthening edge as well as a volumising edge.

Where to buy it:
Inika online store 
B Kind Organic Beauty Bar – online or in store. 


  • Product: 3.5/5
  • Price: $39.00
  • Would I buy again? Probably 


Overall Opinion:
This is a really nice mascara. The Z-Brush is interesting, at first I didn’t like it but now I’ve figured out how to angle brush it works well. I like that it really is non clumping! Perks for this mascara is that it’s vegan and it’s not extremely runny or too flaky/dry like some mineral mascara’s can be. What I like to do is use the primer from my Morgan Annie mascara first then apply this mascara. $40 is a bit steep for a mascara in my opinion.

Ok so that’s my reviews for this post. I hope you find them helpful and informative. Let me know if you are going to or have tried these products. What are your thoughts on them? 

As I said earlier, I did a look using these products. 
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Products used:

Morgan Annie Primer.
Morgan Annie mineral foundation – Light/Medium.
Zuii blush – Melon
MAC mineralised skin finish – Red head.

MAC paint pot – painterly as the primer.
MAC paint pot – Constructivist as a base on my lids.
88 Warm palette – dark brown over the top of Constructivist and under my lash line.
Barry M kohl pencil – White in the inner corners of my eyes.
Maybelline gel liner – Black, to line my water line.
Black from 88 Warm palette – used to intensify the crease.
Inika mascara – Black.

Nvey lipstick – No. 354
Morgan Annie lip gloss – Burgundy.

And that’s it! Please comment and share around!

Love you guys.