Saturday, July 28, 2012

Review: Real Techniques 'Blush Brush'

I walked into Priceline yesterday after being at a photo shoot and as my friend Sharni was waiting to be served, the brush caught my eye.. What brush you ask? THE REAL TECHNIQUES ONES! I cannot express how much I have wanted these since their release, but to my dismay, they were only available in the UK and USA, pretty much anywhere but Australia.. Yes I could get them online but I didn’t want to go to a strange site and give them my money and eBay people were asking for ridonkulous amounts of money.

I saw the stippling brush displayed and got super super excited, I think I scared Sharni haha. So we started hunting around and found the section where they displayed the brushes. We both sat down on the floor trying to figure out which one I should grab first for about 10 minutes. So I figured I wanted a new face brush as I don't have much good ones. So I grabbed the blush brush.

For those of you who have no idea what I’m on about, the Real Techniques bushes are made by makeup artist and makeup guru Samantha Chapman who you may know as 'Sam' on pixiwoo on YouTube. Her and her sister Nic have made an amazing reputation through YouTube and I have been watching their videos for years. When I heard Sam was releasing her own brush line I got really excited!

The blush brush to me it looks like an all over face brush. It is dual fibre, synthetic and amazingly soft. Since it's synthetic its amazing for cream blush! The instant I got on the train home I grabbed it out and tested it on my skin and I was in heaven. I picked the brush up on special for $21. I was impressed with how cheap they were. I'm also impressed with the design, Sam has gone all out on this one. The handle is pink and black and the writing is a darker pink but shiny. If you want to know more about the entire line, click here :)

if you’ve tried out the entire collection let me know id love to know which one to get next :)
love you guys

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

News Flash!

So I have some news for you all that follow this :)

My partner Adam and I are moving to Perth, Australia in about a month!! we haven't set a date yet, but i will definitely keep you all posted. this move was very sudden as well, i think we talked about it on Thursday the 19th and then on the 20th Adam said yes! hahah its like a marriage proposal, HE SAID YES, HE SAID YES! we are moving in with my dad in a place called Kelmscott. we are both very excited to start our new lives there. its going to be a refreshing kick in the butt! my dad is going to support us and help me do a lot of things with my career and also Adam's :)

In Perth we will be able to spread out a little bit more as we currently live with my mum, her partner and my brother and sister, whereas in Perth it will just be me, Adam and my dad. so Adam and i have a few rooms to ourselves which meannnnnnnssssssssssss...

wait for it....

I'm so bloody excited to get this room set up so i can start my YouTube tutorials and get stuck into my own makeup business and also work on this blog to make it better in any way! so in a couple of months i will start my new videos and they will be better quality, better lighting and also a better me :) I'm so excited to start fresh and come at you all hard haha.

i will keep you all posted on whats going to happen and some photos of where we will be staying etc. if you have any questions or even tips on moving, post a comment below :)

have a great week, and i will chat to you all soon :)

love you guys

Review: Inglot Freedom System

When i was at I.M.A.T.S last year i went to Inglot and saw a huge line of girls crowding around holding boards and going crazy! i went up and spoke to one of the ladies and was introduced to the 'Freedom System' and i instantly fell in love! i was handed a board and all the prices and i went crazy. i think i spent an hour trying out colors and pushing through a lot of people to get colors!

so now that i have had time to use them and truly test how well they work, I've decided to write a review for you all to tell you what i think about this product :)

the Inglot freedom system is one of the best things to happen to makeup in my opinion. i love the freedom of being able to make my own palettes and choose the colors i want. i have a few Inglot palettes and they are the best makeup i have in my kit.

whats amazing abut the palettes is its not only eyeshadow. face powder, blush, lipstick and eye shadows are available for the freedom system. as pictured below i have made myself an 'everyday' kind of palette with my face powder, contour and 2 eyeshadow colors. i also have a 10 eyeshadow palette and a 5 lip palette and also another 5 eyeshadow palette.

10 Eyeshadow Palette
Top Line: Pearl 449, Shine 15, Pearl 403, Pearl 418, Pearl 436
Bottom Line: Pearl 440, Pearl 441, Matte 302, 67, Matte 338

All Rounder Palette
Face Powder, Contour, Shine 08, Pearl 409

5 Eyeshadow Palette
65, Shine 23, Matte 342, Matte 353, Matte 318
5 Round Lipstick Palette
03, 08, 16, 82, 54
the palettes are very professional. the lid is magnetic and so are the products so its really easy to reorganise if need be. the eyeshadow, blush and face powders come in square pans whereas the lipsticks come in round pans and they look amazing with the palettes. i find them so convenient to have in my makeup kit and a great thing about them is you can reorganise them for certain jobs you may have or if your traveling, you can change them around to suit you. all you do to change them around is the corner magnet of the lid and hold it on the rim of the pan and move it around till it pops out and attaches to the lid magnet.

so i definitely recommend popping down to your nearest Inglot and talking to the staff about the freedom systems and trying them yourself. let me know how you go! :)

love you guys

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Nail of the Day: ZOYA Rina

ZOYA's nail polish in Rina. isn't it stunning? i have worn a couple of other colors of this range but i am loving this green. its so vibrant. i purchased this nail polish from Salon Melbourne for abut $3 i think. so it was extremely cheap.

the formula is great. you see a lot of sheer glitter nail polishes that take 10,0394753986 coats to get it all over your nails but this one is pretty thick and has a tonne of glitter in it. i did have to apply about 3 coats to get to the below stage. but it dries super quick so it doesn't take long to apply.

natural light, 3 coats

would you wear it? :)

love you guys!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Fear Parade

hello all! long time no blog!
not really sure of a good excuse as to why i haven't been posting but the main one is that Ive been really busy, i finished my makeup course and am now fully qualified and also getting stuck into my job. so hopefully i can kick start everything again starting with this post :)

On Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th i was on set of a television show pilot with the amazing Tony Rodgers. Tony Rogers is the creator and director of the television show 'Wilfred' and also a lot of TV commercials you see on Australian TV. working with him was a complete and utter honor. this is the biggest break i have received since i finished my course and i couldn't be more grateful.

The pilot is for a show called 'Fear Parade' and to be honest i have noooooo idea what the show will be about. after reading the script i was none the wiser. being on set didn't help either, because Tony changed everything, including scenes and script. so it was a little hard to keep up with the story line. but basically its supposed to be a horror comedy about ghosts and memories and a dog lol.

On this shoot i got to work with quite a few people i have worked with before on set of a short film called 'Green Eyed' so it was nice to catch up with those i hadn't seen for almost a year! on the shoot i was assisting with makeup for Jodie Watts. it was an absolute blast i got to do alot of makeup and help with creating looks and such.

Day 1 was shot at the Collingwood Children's Farm in an old house with a really creepy feel to it, and day 2 we filmed in Labassa, which is a beautiful old mansion owned by the Australian trust.

Labassa. Isn't it amazing?!

Here are some photos of the work i did :)

Belinda Misevski as 'Deidre'
Benjamin Rigby as 'Clive'

Aurora as a ghost
Shane Nagle as 'Phillip'
Isabel Harkensee as 'Elizabeth'

this was an amazing shoot and i hope it really does take off and become as popular as Wilfred :) thanks for reading everyone, i will be back shortly with more posts and hopefully more videos!

love you guys!