Sunday, 30 December 2012

NEW YEARS EVE - Makeup Tutorial

Hey guys!

New Years Eve is just around the corner, bringing parties and late night fun with it. In order to celebrate,  I have created a flawless, perfect look for the night. This look incorporates glitter and gold tones, graduating into a metallic black and cranberry smoke.

Please check out this video, I promise you won't be disappointed. I hope it inspires you!



Thanks for reading/watching! x

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Miranda Kerr Inspired Makeup Tutorial!

Hey Guys, I just uploaded a tutorial on how to get this look on Miranda Kerr. I loooove her makeup all the time but I wanted to recreate a look that she wore recently at the Emirates x Qantas event in Sydney. I really love the gold/bronze eyes.  These colours are very flattering on blue eyes, but brown, not so much :(. However, I did my best to recreate the look the best I can with what I got! (haha)



Let me know if my makeup tutorial is anything like the picture! (minus the obscenely good looks, of course)

Here's the vid, check it out!



Many thanks for reading loves!!


Successful Foil Nails (Alfoil - that is!)

Hey guys!! I have an exciting post today (well, for me!). I have been wanting to try a foil manicure for ages, as in the actual decal ones. I haven't found any I really want, however. I saw that Layla Cosmetics does the mirror effect nail polish, however it is really hard to access in Australia, not to mention the large price tag. Ok onto the pictures and how I did it!

It turned out really crinkled, but hey, it's inevitable with alfoil, right?




And this is what I used! So you put clear nail polish on your clean nail (I just used a top coat), then you cut a square size piece of alfoil to fit over your nail. Then you get the scissors and score the edges (once the base coat of nail polish is dry otherwise the foil moves around). Then you liberally apply the top coat over the foil to seal it in. Next time I am going to try and get less wrinkles.

Easy! I will post a tutorial on YouTube next time I do it, I just didn't know how it will turn out this time.

Thanks for reading! :)

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

How to Control Oily Skin!!

Hey guys! please take some time and watch my video :) if you like please subscribe! more beauty and nail posts coming shortly!




Thanks for reading :)

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Ulta3 Matte and Cream Lipsticks!

Hi everyone!

For all you Aussies out there, I wonder if you have noticed the new Ulta3 stands at various chemists. They have a full range of beauty products now! New lines of nail polish, eye shadow and other eye and face products. To my shock, they have such a great range of lipsticks!! They have a matte and a cream collection, in which all shades are very wearable and colourful.




Here's a picture of the packaging. 

So, the matte shades are in the matte packets. They are Orange Crush and Harem Pink. The shiny packet has the cream shade, which is Forever Fawn. These lipsticks remind me of the NYX ones!! I picked them up hoping that Ulta3 would be the new NYX for us Aussies...haha. It could potentially happen because their range is getting bigger and bigger! Now onto the swatches and review.


These are the colours: harem pink, orange crush and forever fawn. Now these lipsticks are $2.99 each (I think, or there abouts...I don't have a receipt) ANYWAYS SUPER affordable. You can see that Harem pink and Orange crush are the matte shades, while forever fawn has a gloss to it. 

These lipsticks apply well. They are very pigmented for the price. The matte shades, however, go on a little sheer but then they can be built up by applying more lipstick. All in all the pigmentation is ok once you have enough product on your lip. For the cream one, you do not need to apply much at all and the pigmentation is very good. It feels very light and moisturising, which is unlike the matte shades. ANDD they smell nice! Yay!

In my opinion, the Cons are:
- not very good colour pay off in first application with the matte ones
- the colours aren't true to the little tub at the bottom of the lipstick
- the matte colours are a little dull

Pros:
- excellent price
- they don't smell cheap like the NYX ones, they have a sweet smell
- they have a good range of colours and finishes
- they last a long time (After these swatches and showering once that night and once the next morning I could still see the colours on my arm!)


All in all I am quite impressed with this product. I wish I swatched the testers a bit better in the store though, because I don' think I could have picked up Harem Pink and Orange Crush because they turn out to be a little dull. I think I will most certainly get some more!

Don't forget to check out my first youtube video if you haven't!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZnB1g3c1WY&feature=plcp
There will be a lot more reviews, tutorials and nail ideas.

Thank you for reading!!




Sunday, 9 September 2012

My first Tutorial on YouTube: Loose Glitter Gradient Nails!

Hey Guys! So I've been contemplating on whether or not to make a YouTube channel for a while, and I finally did it!

Heres the mani that I decided to film: All the products used are listed in the description box and in the video.




Heres the video:


Please watch it and subscribe!!

I will be doing a lot more nail and makeup tutorials and reviews. Support my new video (and my confidence lol..) by liking and watching!!


Thanks for reading! :)

Friday, 10 August 2012

Savvy by DB Geometric Nail Art + Review

Hi Everyone! So I went to my nearest Priceline this week looking for some makeup and nail deals and I came across this stand of Savvy by DB polishes. They were $2.99 each. At first I thought they would be bad quality, but I bought them anyhow because I saw some Aussie bloggers post some good reviews about them. I bought the yellow which is called Pina Colada and the gold glitter which is called Ginger Ale. 

These polishes are fantastic! Such a good formula, very pigmented and has such a fast dry time. The yellow in the pictures is 3 coats, which I think this polish would need generally as the formula is a bit on the thin side, but still works great. I can't wait to get some more - any Aussies reading this should go to their nearest Priceline and stock up because these stands are getting a little empty!

Also, for you Australians, Priceline is now stocking Essence. Unlike Target, their stands are always stocked. Yay!

Now here to the pictures...



The gold in the pics have specs of purple glitter in - it is so pretty!

This is the packaging, I like it a lot. It is a round bottle with a black lid. Everything about these polishes is great.


Thank you for reading!

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Nicki Minaj OPI Geometric Print Tape Mani




Hi!

I haven't posted for a while. I have a lot of designs coming your way.

Here we have a geometric print made by the colours from the Nicki Minaj OPI Collection. I used Fly for the tips, Pink Friday for the middle triangle and Did it on 'em for the bottom. I decided to do an accent nail on the ring finger with Metallic 4 Life.

This design was done with tape. It was my first tape mani and it turned out ok!




I have been thinking of making a youtube tutorial channel for the designs I come up with..but there are a lot more people out there better suited haha! Maybe in the near future.

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Attention all Polish Lovers!

I have set up an eBay shop selling nail polish to us Aussies who cannot get cheap access to the likes of OPI, China Glaze, Zoya, Orly, Color Club etc. Please check it out! International shipping is available also, just contact me! I will be listing more and more polishes as time goes on. Please take a look and tell anyone who may be interested :)

http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/polishedanddusted/m.html?_nkw&_armrs=1&_from&_ipg&_trksid=p3686

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Wet n Wild Bite The Bullet with Dotted French Tip


Hiya Guys! 

I was surfing youtube today to see what nail art designs I could do and I came across this one. The youtube video that I was inspired from is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5mCpkb9J2g&feature=g-hist
I used Wet n Wild Bite the Bullet for the base, with  a matte topcoat on top. For the yellow I used Chi Chi Walkin on Sunshine. For the orange I used Misstaken by Missguided. For the blue/green colour I used Essence Viva La Green. Lastly for the red I used Essence Fame Fatal.




Let me know what you think! I know I love it, it's probably one of my favourtie nail arts I've done to date!

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Nail Stamping with Bundle Monster Plates

Hi!

I recently purchased the lot of 21 Bundle Monster plates because I wanted to do more stamping. I think that they have very different and unique patterns on each plate and so far they have worked well!

Here is some stamping I did the other day. The green/blue colour is a polish by The Face Shop and the gold polished used to stamp is by Nails Inc. I will get the colour names and post them shortly.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Nicki Minaj Halfmoon

Hi!
I bought the Nicki Minaj collection minus the shatter on eBay as OPIs are really expensive over here in Australia - $20 per bottle- so I buy them online. I wanted to do a mani using one or more of my new polishes because I was so excited, I don't even think the collection is out here in stores in Perth yet.

Here is a half moon mani using Opis Pink Friday and Did it on Em. It was my first time doing a half moon mani, and I looked up how to do them properly and people on youtube were using the file reinforces as guides for the bottom. I didn't have any of these so I used french tip guides which were really fiddly. I gave up and did the rest free hand.



Here is a close up picture so you can see the half moon closer.

I hope you like it! 

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Essence 'Viva la Green' + Black French Tip

Hey guys, I haven't posted in ages! Mostly because I haven't done a mani worth posting...Anyways, Essence has come to Australia, and is available in Target stores. Yay! I was so happy when I saw the stand but it looks like other people had got to it first as there was hardly any polishes left.

Along with Viva la Green, I also bought 'Where the Party At?' and some nail tip guiders, hence why I did a french mani. Considering it was my first time using any sort of guide I think I did an okay job but it is a bit fiddly and will take a while to get used to.





What do you think? I love the colour and this Essence polish went on so smoothly and its a great formula for the price!!