Friday, 30 September 2011

ABBW & IMATS 2011 Wrap-Up

Last weekend the 24th and 25th September, 85 gorgeous beauty bloggers from all over the country gathered at the Novotel Sydney for the first ever Australian Beauty Bloggers Weekend, which also coincided with IMATS 2011.
Aerial view of IMATS
How was it you ask, AH-MA-ZING!!! Honestly, i have run our of adjectives to describe the weekend. But before i ramble on about the whole thing i have to thank and congratulate the two fabulous ladies who made the weekend happen. Jacie and Kimmi did a fantastic job pampering us beauty bloggers and not once did i feel unwelcomed despite not knowing anyone initially. THANK YOU LADIES!!!!

INGLOT stand, had to get a pic there!
Us lucky ladies were pampered like there's no tomorrow. The lovely sponsors definitely spoilt us rotten with gift bags stacked to the brim, that after the 1st day i had sore arms carrying everything home:) Thank you to all the sponsors for your generosity, i'm extremely gratefull to be apart of it. I can safely say that there will be numerous reviews on various products to come in the coming months.

Goodie bag galore!!Thank you to all the sponsors for spoiling us rotten:)
What i took from this, well i gained so much especially attending the numerous talks hosted by the PR companies, I may be a little hobbyist blogger but i definitely picked up some excellent tips to improve my blog. I also meet a lot of wonderful bloggers whom i had been following for ages as well as found some new blogs to follow. Shout out to Stephanie for being my ABBW buddy as we both caught the train in together on the 1st day and just hit it off.
Definitely made a ton of friends that all share a common interest, a love of all things beauty. I admit, once during the weekend i thought to myself, wow i'm having a conversation with someone regarding eye liner for 20 minutes and we were just feeding of each other with tips and tricks and you know what, it didn't feel weird, it was as i said AH-MA-ZING!!!!!

Face of Australia Masterclass, learnt so much!
I have yet to sort through all the goodie bags, but stay tuned for a IMATS haul as I went maybe a little bit crazy.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Sleek True Colour Lipsticks Swatches

I thinks i have become addicted to lipsticks. I thought I had a problem with blush but no, definitely need a lipstick ban in place now. So I was watching a lot of British youtubers rave about the Sleek True Colour lippys and I thought heck i need some in my life, rite?Common i'm trying to justify these purchases. I made an order on the Sleek website and voila after 2 weeks, received them. These are the three shades I picked up. 

Papaya Punch is a matte lippy that to be honest i don't like. Gorgeous colour but it tugs when your applying it. Definitely not a smooth application and if your lips are even a tiny bit flaky, this will just accentuate it. Such a pity because it's such a gorgeous colour!

Peaches and Cream , a sheen finish is a gorgeous peachy nude, perfect for a dramatic eye. I quite like this, it definitely did not make me look dead as many nudes would. I find it hard to find a good nude lipstick for my skintone and this topped with a nude gloss might just do the trick.

Finally Coral Reef,  also a sheen finish. Even from the picture you can see it has a glossy finish. This colour is bright and i mean BRIGHT in your face! But i think its perfect to jazz up a simple outfit day or night. Put this baby on and BAM lips in your face!

Have you tried Sleek True Colour Lipsticks? yay or nay?

Monday, 19 September 2011


I saw this tag floating around a couple of my fav blogs and I had been meaning to post it. But uni has been crazy despite it being Week 3 so i'm a little late. But I'm heaps excited now since it's only a few more days away. Can't wait to meet everyone and of course play with all that makeup!!!Hope to c u there:)

1. Which IMATS are you attending?
IMATS Sydney 2011. Also i'm extremely happy to be part of the Australian Beauty Bloggers Weekend!!!

2. Have you ever been to IMATS before?
Yes, attended IMATS last year. Wasn't overly impressed but fingers crossed this year will be heaps better.

3. How are you getting there? 
I will be staying at the boyfriends in Sydney and catching a train in on both days

4. Are you bringing anyone along?
Just me, but I hope to make a few friends there:)

5. Is there anything else in the IMATS host city that you want to see?
All the fabulous beauty bloggers

6. What days will you be in the city that IMATS is in?
Sat to Sun 24th -25th September

7. Who do you want to meet?
As mentioned all the beauty bloggers, will be great to put a face to the name of the many Aussie beauty blogs I follow.

8. What companies exhibits are you most excited to see?
Inglot, Mac, Makeup Forever

9. What products are you looking for?
Inglot eyeshadows for sure, hopefully they will be having a good discount. Also really want to pick up the Makeup Forever foundation.

10. How much do you plan to spend?
let's just say I will know when i get there;)

11. What do you want to get out of IMATS?
Just to meet all the wonderful ppl i have been avidly following and have an awesome day playing with a ton of makeup. Nothing beats that:)

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

FOTN- 4 years

It's been four wonderful years and the boyfriend and i decided to celebrate in one of our favourite restaurants in the city. Unfortunately the  weather decided to turn on us, from a beautiful spring day to a windy winters nite *booo* Despite that we had a lovely time, beautiful food and lovely drinks for a quite night out in the city.

This is the look I came up with. Love how the eyes turned out and I didn't even use any liner, just smudged the darkest eyeshadow colour in the palette on the lower lid to create a slighly smoky effect. Might try it out again:)

Face - Benefit POREfessional, Laura Mercier Mineral Powder Classic Beige, Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Sand
Lips - Sleek Peaches and Cream, Nyx Round Lipgloss Whipped

Eyes- UDPP, Wet N Wild Palette Silent Treatment, Maybelline The Colossal Mascara
Cheeks - Milani Baked Blush Dolce Pink, Mac Bronzer Refined Golden

Sunday, 11 September 2011

NOTD- Barry M Peach Melba

  Thought I would do a quick post on my NOTD. Doesn't this scream spring, but somehow winter decided to make a comeback this last 2 days, come on sunshine you can do it;)

This is the perfect peach nail polish IMO.

Here's to the coming week!

Friday, 9 September 2011

Nail Polish Crazy

I have sinned once again, but this time I have a good excuse. This massive nail polish haul was an anniversary gift from the boyfriend so its justified ;)
I've been wanting to get my hands on a few of the new collections and he thought that would make a perfect gift. I couldn't say no could I? So I placed an order with beautyzone2007 . I have always purchased the bulk of my nail polishes from her and never had any issues. I do have to mention that My Essie nail polish in Sew Psyched did arrive broken with this order. But a quick email to her and she said she would send me a replacement asap. Also the shipping for this order took literally 5 days.AMAZING!!
I also had to pick up 2 SportsGirl nail polishes when I was browsing through the store, cause i'm a nail junkie like that!

Are We There Yet, Hot And Spicy, Mod About You

Trendsetter, Life Preserver, Westside Warrior, Brownstone

Ink, Bright Now, Too Too Hot, Carry On, Meet Me At Sunset
Can you tell I seem to have an obsession with coral colours;)

What have you been hauling lately?

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

What's In My Travel Makeup bag

Last week I was on my 1 week of holidays!! Yes after working like a dog for 12 weeks in uni I get a week off  and then straight back into it, A WEEK!!! Don't get me started. Anyways I was off to Sydney and as I was packing I decided I would do another what's in my makeup bag post. I previously did one HERE.

I love reading/watching these kinda post so I thought i would do another one. This time i admit, i was a little naughty.....ok, maybe a lot. I took more stuff than needed and some i didn't even end up using, but hey better be safe than sorry rite;)

I used my trusty old Sportsgirl makeup bag that I love!!!!Picked it up a year ago and i have to say it's pretty good for packing extra unnecessary stuff.

Chanel Bronze Universal, Mac Face and Body, Garnier Roll-On Anti Dark Circle, Clinique Almost Natural Powder Makeup

Nars Albatross, Benefit Girl Meets Pearl, Milani Baked Blush Luminoso and Dolce Pink, Mac Stereo Rose

Wet n Wild palettes, Milani Liquifeye, Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil Milk,  Mac Haute and Naughty mascara, Australis Liquid Liner, Mac Paint Pot Bare Study, Inglot palette

Wet N Wild 901B, Sleek Coral Reef, Mac Ever Hip, Nyx Megashine lipgloss Beige, Nyx Round lipgloss Peach  and Mauve, Nyx Megashine lipgloss Salsa 
I don't think I was too bad with the packing rite?;)

Sunday, 4 September 2011

FOTN- After Exams Fun

Of course after exams you have to celebrate!! Despite all the whining I do, I really love pharmacy. It's a hard course but I love it:)
So on Friday nite to celebrate my results as well as catch up with friends I made my way down to The Rocks.  I decided to bust out Ever Hip since it's spring and I recently saw a FOTD blog post featuring this lippy and fell in love with it again.

Face- Mac Face and Body C5, Garnier Roll-On Anti Dark Circles, Clinique Almost Powder Makeup 04 Neutral
Cheeks- Chanel Bronze Universal, Milani Baked Blush Luminoso

Eyes- UDPP, Wet N Wild Trio Silent Treatment, Milani Liquifeye Brown, Mac Haute and Naughty mascara
Lips- Mac Ever Hip, Nyx MegaShine Lipgloss Beige

Thursday, 1 September 2011

August Favourites

Here's some of the beauty products I have been loving the past month. August was definitely not a very creative or colourful month with makeup, hopefully this will change for September, especially since spring is finally here!!!

Chanel Bronze Universal - All I can say is love!!!The more i use it the more i love it. For a detailed review click Here

Benefit You Rebel Dark - A light tinted moisturizer that I have been reaching for a lot more and will definitely be doing more so as it starts to get warmer. 

Milani Liquifeye Brown - My HG eyeliner. That is all I have to say:)

Mac Sheen Supreme Lipstick Impressive - Love the finish of these Sheen Supremes, glossy and moisturizing.

Nyx Round Lipstick Frapuccino - Been reaching for this more recently, gorgeous brown pinky colour. For a better swatch click Here

Mac Kissable Lipcolour Super - Another my lips but better darker nude brown shade, almost always worn on my lazy makeup days.

L to R: Mac Sheen Supreme Impressive, Nyx Round Lipstick Frapuccino, Mac Kissable Lipcolour Super

What have you been enjoying in the past month?