Dolly Model Search with Face Of Australia

Recently I had the pleasure of being the makeup artist for the Dolly Model Search (NSW roadshow). I worked with some amazing people including Niva from Face Of Australia and I got to use a lot of great FOA products on the girls who were lucky enough to score a free makeover and FOA prize pack. Being someone newly starting out as a MUA this was an invaluable and wonderful experience. Huge thank you to Niva from Face Of Australia and Sara-May from Makeup Utopia for making it possible!

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Photos by Bauer-Media 

* I’m being paid by FOA for my service as a MUA :)

Fuse Gelnamel Review - not a huge fan…

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So I found the time to do my nails whilst watching beauty vids on youtube, the Fuse kit came with a handy UV light that I could plug into my Macbook, win! The result was nice though there was slight visible nail line, but overall no problems. 

However it only lasted 4 days before chipping, and I guess I felt that for all the time and effort, you’d be able to expect a longer lasting result. I must say that my nails live a fairly active life and that perhaps if you are more of a refined lady of leisure you may well be able to sustain a longer lasting manicure…

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* Sent for review, honest as always.

Vamper…

This FOTD was inspired by the youtube sweetheart sensation Bunny…

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Base - Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel foundation in shade 51

Cheek - Illamasqua Disobey as contour

Lip - Nars Dragon Girl, Revlon Just Bitten Balm Stain Romantic, Maybelline Cherry Candy*. Used together to create a gradient effect. This is how it looked at the beginning of the day…

Eyes - Sleek Bohemian palette used the red along my lower lash line and a little in my crease, used the purple on my outer corners, used Rimmel Scandalise pencil (the bronze/brown one) along top lashline and smudged in. Covergirl Flamed Out mascara on top lashes.

*Lipstick sent for review forever ago, I still love and use it.

Be sure to check out Bunny’s vid if you haven’t already :)

FOTD - Hello Hello

Ah yeh it’s been quite some time since I did a fotd post, I felt kind of meh about it, you know being over 30, my face showing some signs of having lived a life, having four children, laughter, tears, lack of sleep. It all shows here. Regardless I’ve been doing another makeup course (I did a fashion and bridal one back in 2010) and I figured I should put what I’m learning into practice and share it here on the blog. So I guess you’ll be seeing a lot more of me on here.

What is on my face today -

Bourjois Healthy Mix serum gel foundation - this is my HG foundation, I should stock up on it before it’s discontinued, I’d even go as far to stock this foundation in my pro kit, it wears beautifully on people who have dry skin.

Show Face orange/peach concealer - This is okay, it covered the blue/purple circles under my eyes and stayed put.

Shu Uemura blush Glow On K6 - This is from the Reindeer Kiss palette, it’s really pretty, I should get my Shu blushes.

Urban Decay Primer Potion - Huh it really does make a difference using an eye primer, makes colours look more vibrant and keeps things looking better for longer.

Wet n Wild Vanity eyeshadow - The matte nude all over, the peachy brown on lid and up to socket.

Becca Enigma palette Amure - This is a matte grey/moleskin type shade, I used this on my outer “C” I also used this to lightly contour my cheek bones.

Covergirl Flamed Out mascara - Ohhh this is a new mascara I picked up on sale a while back, I have to say it’s pretty damn good :)

NYX Butter Gloss Creme Brulee - I love all the Butter glosses, this one is a pinky nude, so good.

Have you tried any of the things mentioned above, what are your favourite “go to” products.

Katy Perry Killer Queen Oh So Sheer Review

Killer Queen, the first fragrance from Katy Perry made under the license of Coty (and the third one, when you consider Purr and Meow), gets its limited edition for spring/summer 2014. Killer Queen Oh So Sheer is an airy sweet floral - fruity fragrance designed for warm days and good mood.

Perfumer Laurent Le Guernec, who also developed the original, is responsible for this creation. The fragrance opens with juicy wild berries (which include mulberry and elderberry), black current and dark plum. The heart is made of velvet red flower, jasmine, freesia and plumeria. Kashmir wood, liquid praline, caramel and patchouli give the intensity and sweetness to the composition.

The bottle and packaging design follows the original, done in soft violet color. The fragrance is available as 30, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum.

- Information from Fragrantica

I don’t particularly love Katy Perry but the notes in this perfume sounded impossible to resist. I searched the local chemists but none seemed to have it in stock at the time, and as fortune would have it a PR email landed in my inbox and I was able to call in a sample for consideration and review (let me point out that it’s a rare event that I accept product for review).

I first spritzed this on my wrist yesterday afternoon and my first impressions were juicy fizzy berries, mixed with caramel, then some jasmine and freesia in the background. It somehow manages to combine some of the best aspects of the floral, fruity and gourmand families.

The notes of berries, caramel, freesia and jasmine combined to remind me of a delicious fairy floss sweet but airy and light on the tongue, I could almost taste it.

It’s really a lovely scent, with great lasting power (over eight hours on me) and I’d say if you enjoy perfumes such as Prada Candy and Lolita Lempicka, then this is one to definitely give a whirl. Be quick though because this darling is limited edition and I imagine the Katy Perry fangirls are already all over it!

You can currently pick it up on sale at Priceline and also at Chemist Warehouse

*Sent for review, no payment, no affiliate links xo