Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Cooler Weather Favs ...

So tomorrow is the start of Winter and it's been getting a little cooler .... I know I live in a warm climate, semi tropical to be exact but it still gets a little chilly every now and then and it's great to get all warm and cozy.

I've been loving my new travel mug from 'Typo' that I bought, it's so nice to have a warm drink on the way to school or work in the mornings.  I also bought some nice Jarrah coffee mixes to drink, my fav right now is 'Latte white choc-a-mocha' yuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmm!!!

Another thing I've been lovin lately is my 'blanket', hahahahaha yeah I know it's just a blanket but it's so comfy and I can snuggle up in the loungeroom and watch a good show, I had it for a couple of years so it's well loved and brings me lots of comfort  :)

I really really like the 'Wild Grape' loose eyeshadow from Noella Beauty Works, I've been using it for several days now and I'm very happy with it.

Some other makeup items I've been using and loving alot lately are my Australis Face Primer and Liquid Concealer Pen in light beige (44100), I find this pen very easy to use and the primer nice and light, both of these I got from Target.

Probably because of the season I've also found myself using my Sleek Face and Body Highlighter in Sun Goddess more often, it gives a nice colour to my face without looking fake or anything.

and of course I'm still in love with my new brushes from Sigma, my favs have to be the Duo Fibre F50 and the Round Top Kabuki F82 (synthetic face brush), by using these two brushes together I'm really liking the finish they give to my foundation.

I can't forget my lip balm, with the cooler weather comes dry lips and no one wants dry cracked lips any time of year so I've been using the 'Softlips Lip Protectant' in Gelato - Raspberry Sundae and also the 'Paradisa' Juicy Passionfruit Lip Butter. Both of these are easy to find, I bought the Softlips from Woolworths and the Paradisa from my local Chemist.

I recently received a 'Modiva Professional Curling Iron' which I've been playing around with and trialling over the past week and I'm quite impressed with the results so far.  It has a 25mm clipless barrell and comes with a heat protective glove so you don't burn yourself, can't wait to show you the curls this baby gives :)

Noella Beauty Works - Natural Loose Eyeshadows

I've been playing around with and trialling some lovely loose eyeshadow powders for an upcoming tutorial from Noella Beauty Works which offers all natural mineral cosmetics that are not only good for your skin but have a friendly price tag, their 5gram jars sell for (AUS)$4.65 (US)$4.99 each. 

The colours that I picked were Navy, Snowflake, Sleepy Blue,
Wild Grape and Macchiato.

The pigments in these powders are very true to form and some of them contain shimmers making them really pretty. The containers also have the sifter holes in the inner lids which is great to prevent too much mess or spillage.  

They were shipped to me from NY America and arrived safely and in perfect condition, the packaging was very appealing with the powders inside a satin bag along with some very pretty paper flowers, I really liked that touch :) Noella Beauty Works also sells foundation, blush and lip balms that are all 100% natural.

You can visit Noella Beauty works at:

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Schoolies 2011- getting organised!

I'm super excited because this is my final year of school and I will be doing Schoolies. For those who don't know what Schoolies is, it's when you get to go away with your friends after school finishes and celebrate, it's actually a month-long graduation festival celebrated by Year 12 school leavers from all around Australia. 

There are so many different places you can go and if you still haven't booked your trip there are sites that can help you with this, one place is:  Bookschoolies.com, they have packages available to book around Australia that suit many different budgets and tastes and you can also book your flights and transfers through them too. 

Most holiday destinations booked through this site also have the Red Frog people on hand


Red Frogs is an internationally recognized schoolies and universities support network which has been operating for over 12 years.   
The Red Frog Crew is most well-known for its service at schoolies and leavers festivals, where over 1200 volunteers aim to support school-leavers through their week-long celebrations, providing a positive presence within their party culture.  The Red Frog Crew assist school-leavers by walking young people home, cooking pancakes, cleaning rooms, handing out Allen’s Red Frogs and most importantly, offering emotional support through what can often be a challenging week, always remember at schoolies - safety first and safety in numbers, stay with your friends all the time and look out for each other.
Red Frogs also provide some of the best entertainment at schoolies week. 

I'm so happy I've booked my trip, now I can concentrate on my studies and other things that need to be done this year such as Formals, IMATS, QCS ,,,,,,, yerrrrrrrrrr!!!!

If you're in Year 11, now is the time to be thinking about schoolies, believe me when I say that the best places book out real early, my friends and I left our booking a little later than we would have liked so yeah, start thinking now and planning and SAVING for your special schoolies holiday.

Web:         bookschoolies.com/
Twitter:      https://twitter.com/#!/bookschoolies
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Schoolies/118778411384

Monday, May 16, 2011

On a sad note :(

Our lovely little pet 'Bluey' left us this weekend, he was 14 years old which is really old for a Budgie (Budgerigar) It was old age that took him and I'm sure he is with all the other loved pets now <3 His lifelong friend Lionel (a cockatiel) sang to him all weekend, pets are so wonderful and that's what makes their leaving us so very very sad.

I love you Bluey <3

Some new things in my life ...

Life has been treating me pretty good lately, as some of you may know I was featured in an article in the australian teen magazine 'Dolly' (June edition) which is out now. I feel so privileged to be there alongside Juicystar07 from USA and FleurdeForce from the UK.  Dolly has been my fav magazine forever and to actually be in it is like a dream come true, hang on a sec while I just scream .... AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

The fabulous staff at Dolly are sending me a framed copy of the article so when I get that I'll post a picture of it here for you all to see, then it goes straight up on my wall!!!! he he Oh and as a bonus, the June issue of Dolly comes with a Napoleon Perdis (NP) set which is both a mini mascara and a lipgloss pallet, what a great gift and that's not all, you also get a $5.00 of Target Voucher if you purchase NP products.

I've also received the wonderful 'Premium Brush Kit' from Sigma, yep more brushes :D, it's huge with 15 brushes (all unique from the standard 12 brush kit) in a faux leather brush roll, I'll be trying these out for a few weeks before doing a review and GIVEAWAY for you all on my YouTube Channel.  Sooooo many brushes, I don't know how I managed without them for the past couple of years ..... hahahaha yes I do, but it's nice to have quality brushes now and I can't wait to give a set away to a lucky subscriber :)

Another surprise was on Friday, I received a lipstick I knew was being sent from 'Makeupnet' from the new 'Limecrime' range, it's called 'Coquette' and it's their Limited Edition opaque nude colour and to my delight and surprise there were other goodies enclosed in the parcel from their 'Medusa' range!!  So they sent me two mascaras in blue and purple (there are 4 in the range including green and black), a black eyeliner pencil, the most GORGEOUS pearlised Eye Dust called 'Studio 54' and two eyeshadows in 'Electro Purple' and 'Electro Black', this range is really affordable and funky and all the products in their store are Animal Cruelty Free and it's an Australian site so shipping is quick.

Thankyou makeupnet :)

 Limecrime lipstick in 'Coquette' - Limited Edition

Friday, May 6, 2011

What's making me smile right now .....

It's Autumn in Australia right now and the weather is so delicious, cool crisp nights and warm to hot days.  I just love this time of year because you can still go to the beach but you can also snuggle up with a blanket in the evenings, yummy Autumn weather.

The past couple of weeks I've found myself using and enjoying the following things more and more :)

Yeah baby, after years of using a very old, scratched and dying hairdryer I received this beauty from VS Sassoon some time ago!!!! How lovely is that?  I wasn't asked to review it or anything but because I love it so much I thought I'd include it here.

It's called the 'Ultimate Salon Dryer' and comes with a concentrator nozzle and a diffuser with two settings.  The dryer has 3 heat and 2 speed settings, it works really well and makes drying my hair a breeze, literally hahahahha. I'm not one for using a lot of heat on my hair but with the weather turning a bit cooler now I don't want to go to bed with wet hair so it's come in very handy.

I've really been enjoying playing with my new brushes from Sigma, after using cheaper brushes it's really nice to use better quality brushes.  I never thought there would be much of a difference in brushes but I guess I was wrong.. I have a review up on my YouTube about these brushes now and don't forget, you have a chance to win a set for yourself in my 20K comp (video response section).

NYX Round Lipstick - Miracle

Another thing I've been using more the last couple of weeks is my NYX lipstick, it's in 'Miracle' and it's really mushed up and well used and loved but the colour is great for this time of year, I just dab a little on with my finger so that it's not too overdone. I picked this up some time ago from Groove as they sell some NYX products in their stores.

How to Make Caribbean Refreshing Lemonade 

I've been drinking heaps of water again, which can only be a good thing and I've started to add lemon to it sometimes, it's very refreshing and good for you.  A wonderful cleanser/detoxifier if you're looking for one, and on the not so healthy side, hahahaha I've been loving 'Mocha Frappes' lately too, I guess that's what happens when you work in a cafe!!

Lastly, another thing I've been loving lately is my Djembe, yeah I got this for Christmas but  haven't had as much time to play it as I'd like, so over the past couple of weeks I've made time for it and am loving my drumming release.

I hope you enjoy these little 'loving' posts I've been doing of things I find myself using alot of all of a sudden, it's funny how we might not use something for a while and then 'BAM' you find yourself using it every day.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Brighten up with Makeupnet.com

medusa''s makeup

Have you ever wanted to try something different, maybe something a little more 'out there'?  Makeupnet's 'Medusa's Makeup' range will make you want to, such a wonderful range or eye dusts that can be used on both your eyes and lips that are all sparkly and glittery, they have some great colourful waterproof mascaras in green, purple and blue and all their products are animal cruelty free! I have some of their Limecrime products myself and find the pigmentation of the eye dusts are gorgeous and true to colour and use the eyelid primer (Candy Eye Helper) every day, I even went swimming in the surf last week after work with my makeup still on and it stayed on perfectly, even though I was pumbled several times by some freakish waves ..... yeah I got grazes on my shoulders to prove it :/ hahahaha

But take a look at their lipsticks too, if you're after something a bit 'out there' look no further, the colours stay on great and I've found that they haven't bled either.

Of course they have other products over there too, Ben Nye Makeup, which is the foundation that Marilyn Monroe used and also some NYX products and if you've entered my 20,000 sub competition (video response section) you will be in the running to win a fabulous Gift Certificate to the value of $100 to Makeupnet to spend on whatever you desire, what a great prize that is!

Makeupnet products are all Animal Cruelty Free!


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