Christmas Styling - Part 2

3.12.14

Welcome to my second Christmas styling post! This post is going to entail some ideas for mixing the old and the new to create some really cute Christmas nooks in your home. You'll be able to apply the ideas in this post year after year as I'll be illustrating how you can pair Christmas items you already have with new Christmas items in order to create fresh and different displays. I'll list where I purchased everything at the end.

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil - Black Bean & Milk

8.10.14

Today's post is going to be a quick review of NYX's Jumbo Eye Pencils in Black Bean and Milk.
A radiant eye liner that also doubles as an eye shadow. Made with a blend of mineral oil and powder, our creamy Jumbo Eye Pencils glide on effortlessly - no pulling, tugging or fading - and come in a range of vivid hues. Our most voluptuous pencil yet!
Once again, I'm a little late to the party with this product! I've had these eye pencils for about a year now and I absolutely love them as an eye shadow base. I think this product works a lot better as an eye shadow base than an eyeliner but I'll get to that a little later. Basically, if you're looking for a product to increase the intensity and longevity of your eye shadow - whether they're cheaper shadows or high-end ones - then this is the product for you.

NYX's Jumbo Eye Pencils are smooth, creamy and very pigmented. I've read that some people have had problems with creasing and fading but this has not occurred with me so far, and yes I do wear an eye primer. Their creaminess means they are really easy to spread and blend. You can take your time with applying and blending them but they don't smudge or smear once applied - it's as if they do set after a period of time.

So, why don't I like them as an eye liner? Well, it's because of their size and formula. Tightlining or lining the waterline proves quite difficult when using the Jumbo Pencils. Additionally, because they are so creamy, they don't last throughout the day on the upper or lower waterline. I've noticed that when I apply Milk on my lower waterline, by the end of the day it has significantly faded. And when I tightline with Black Bean, it smudges on my lower waterline. So, I cannot recommend this product to be used on the waterline.

#NOTW - Tiffany Green & Flecks Of Gold

6.8.14

L to R: China Glaze "For Audrey", Essence "Steel-ing The Scene", Sally Hansen "Big Matte" Top Coat

#OOTD - Blue & Orange

26.7.14

Ah, my first ever outfit of the day post. I had an interview for a volunteer position at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week a couple weeks ago, so I got my sister to snap a few quick pics when I got back.

I knew I wanted to wear these brand new cobalt blue pants but I had no idea what I wanted to wear on top. I ended up going for a plain white top paired with a black blazer. I would have liked to have worn a white blazer but since I was taking the train I wasn't sure if it would remain stain-free by the time I got to my interview. Plus, I always manage to get makeup on white clothes - what can I say, I'm a klutz!

I've had the scarf for over a year and have never worn it because none of my other blue clothes matched the colour exactly but these pants go with it so well. I was in a bold mood, so I opted for complementary colours and brought along an orange bag. I tied this in by wearing a peachy orange lipstick.

The Perfect Corporate Makeup

12.7.14

Wondering how much makeup is too much for the workplace? Look no further!

I've put together my take on what I think is the perfect corporate makeup. I've split up this post into two segments. The first is for those of you with really professional, conservative and corporate jobs, such as teachers, doctors, and lawyers. The second is for those of you who work in the more creative industries, such as the arts and design. Some of you may fall in between these two categories and for that you'll have to take a bit of this and a bit of that from each to create your perfect corporate look.

Natralia Nourish Naturals Eczema Cream

7.5.14

The Liebster Award

1.3.14