This FOTD was inspired by the youtube sweetheart sensation Bunny…




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 :)


First time out alone with hubs in the past 6 years, went and saw The Dark Knight, ate copious amounts of M&Ms and generally enjoyed each other’s company.

Here’s the makeup I wore out…

Base - Ben Nye HD sheer foundation in shade Bella 001 (sample given at IMATS last year) applied with Real Techniques Buffing brush (LOVE this combination!)

Contour - Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer applied with Real Techniques Contour Brush.

Blush - Shu Uemura Reindeer Kiss blush K6 applied with Hakuhodo S110.

Eyeliner - Inglot matte purple eyeshadow (can’t remember the damn number) transformed into a liquid liner with the help of Illamasqua Sealing Gel, I DIE!!! Applied with Hakuhodo fine liner brush.

Mascara - Napoleon Perdis Whole Lotta Lash (free with a magazine)

Inner corner highlight - Stila smudge crayon in Kitten.

Lips - Coloured in with Nude By Nature Natural Mineral lipliner in the shade Chique (free in a beauty type  box), Clarins Lip Perfecter, can’t find it now boo hoo.

Everything purchased with my own cash-ola, unless mentioned. 

What is your favourite date night makeup?

Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism

It’s no secret that I love Illamasqua, their collections and vision are nothing short of inspired. 

“Human Fundamentalism is the unique spirit and fundamental human drive for individuality. It’s a belief, a movement and an emotion. A connection with the spirit of the age and its global motifs. You are your own human hybrid, a unique nomad of street cultures and global trends.” Alex Box, Illamasqua Creative Director

* Neutral palette

* Fundamental palette

* Skin Base foundation

* Nail polish - Nomad & Stance

* Powder eyeshadow - Burst, Pivot, Can Can

* Lipstick - Apocalips & Box

* Precision Ink - Scribe

Here are some swatches I’ve come across in my internet travels.

The range is currently available online from Illamasqua and Myer and is also on Illamasqua counters.

I’ve got my eye on Nomad and the Neutral palette, what are you lemming from this collection?

Blush Gang!

Following Dee and Jess' inventory bizzo, I decided I'd do my inventory starting with blush, yes I like blush, what of it :P

From the top - Sleek Flamingo, Sleek Pixie Pink, Nars Gina, Nars Zen, Everyday Minerals Pink Snowflakes, Illamasqua Lies, Illamasqua Sob, Illamasqua Disobey, Etude House Pink Beam, MAC Ripe Peach, MAC Hang Loose, MAC Well Dressed, Edward Bess Love Affair, Prestige Putty, Becca Beach Tint Watermelon, Silk Naturals Cherry Bomb

Tarte Amused


What are your favourite blushes, clearly I need more ;)

Jade’s Choice Awards 2011 - Makeup

It hasn’t been a big year for me makeup wise, I’ve honestly been preoccupied with pregnancy/selling & buying a home/moving/giving birth/motherhood etc etc etc, but all that being said here are the makeup products that have made my year…


* Bourjois Healthy Mix

* Ben Nye HD Media Pro Sheer Foundation

* SkinFood Aloe Sun BB cream


* SkinFood Salmon DarkCircle concealer


* Estee Lauder Crystal Lipstick, Crystal Pink

* Tokidoki Gelato Lip Balm Stain, Pink Martini

* Illamasqua Sheer Lipgloss, DivineBlush


* MAC Mineralize Blush, Hang Loose


* Wet n Wild eyeshadows, Comfort Zone palette - I’ve got a few Wet n Wild shadows now and honestly I adore them all :)

* Fairy Drops Mascara

So really that’s my 2011 makeup recommendations, I’ll do a post soon featuring my skincare loves for 2011 :)

NOTD - Illamasqua Kink

Illamasqua kink 
Theatre of the Nameless collection
Deep sexy jade green
Semi matte rubber finish

Perhaps a more innovative version of OPI Jade is the New Black? 
Whatever the case I love it, this is my first time experience with an Illamasqua polish and I'm impressed (and not because this one was on the house) the formula was smooth and the brush awesome, apart from my thumb it covered each of my fingernails perfectly, negating the need to do three strokes per finger (my usual nail painting tactic). 
Good in two coats, perfect in three

Available on Illamasqua counters now

Updated Skincare/Makeup Routine

I saw Jess and Natalie had updated their skincare stuff and I thought hey, I’ve been using a few different things lately so I thought I’d share too :)


Cleanser: Antipodes Lime & Patchouli cream cleanser *
Toner/Mist: Subtle Energies Rosewater Hydrosol *(all the time, everyday) or SK-II Facial Treatment Essence *(more of a weekly thing)
Exfoliant: I just use warm water and a microfibre cloth 
Moisturizer: MU London White Chocolate truffle 
Facial mask: My Beauty Diary Chocolate mask 
Makeup Remover: Antipodes Lime & Patchouli cream cleanser 
Night Treatment: The Jojoba Company pure Australian golden Jojoba  *
Eye Cream: MU London White Chocolate Truffle 
Spot Treatment: SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion *

Shower Gel: LUSH Grass
Body Lotion/Cream: Haus of Gloi Parkin pumpkin butter 
Anticellulite/Firming Treatment: None currently as I’m pregnant but using Neal’s Yard Mother’s Balm 
Body Exfoliant: NA
Hand Cream: Antipodes *
Lip Balm/Treatment: Badger Balm cocoa butter lip balm in Cocoa Bean or Lanolips Lemonaid
Perfume: Chopard Wish
Nail Polish: Deborah Lippmann Glitter in the Air

Shampoo: Seven Wonders Moroccan Treatment Shampoo *
Conditioner: Seven Wonders Moroccan Treatment Conditioner *
Clarifying Shampoo: NA
Leave-In Treatment: Coconut oil
Mask: Coconut Oil
Heat Protection Spray: NA
Volumising Product: Fudge Sea Salt spray
Shine Product: NA 

Primer: I use the Jojoba Company pure Australian golden Jojoba as a primer before foundation
Foundation: Bourjois Healthy Mix shade #51
Tinted Moisturiser/BB Cream: SkinFood Aloe Sun BB cream or BHTC Jasmine Water BB cream
Concealer: SkinFood Salmon Darkcircle under eye concealer
Powder: NA
Cream Blush: Illamasqua Sob or Lies * cream blush
Powder Blush: Sleek Pixie Pink or MAC Ripe Peach Blush Ombre
Liquid Highlighter: Illamasqua Gleam Cream *
Powder Highlighter: Dior Amber Diamond
Mascara: Fairy Drops Volume Burst mascara
Eyeliner: Estee Lauder 08 Slate writer
Eye Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion
Powder Eyeshadow: Urban Decay in Virgin (from Naked palette)

Products marked with an * were provided to me, I like them, use them and recommend them. I’m not affiliated with any of the brands mentioned above, nor are any links affiliate links, comprende?

Empties and Haulage - June Edition

I could have sworn I used up more than this, and I’ve come to the conclusion that my darling hubby has been throwing out my rubbish *shock horror* I do think I’ll have to hide my empties better!

* Burt’s Bees Raspberry & Brazil Nut shampoo, I was sent this but I prefer the conditioner over the shampoo.

* Babyliss Pro mini Argan Oil shampoo and conditioner, got these free from iglamour when I bought my hair rollers. Nice to use, but I prefer the Seven Wonders Argan Oil range. 

Here are some things I purchased over the month of June…

* Illamasqua Sealing Gel, Illamasqua powder blush/contour in Disobey

* Etude House Peach Beam Blusher #Pink Beam

* Bison Bath Additives x3

* Haus of Gloi Sanctum & Litchi Milk Tea pumpkin butters - OMFG these smell amazing <3 

* SkinFood Vita Tok lipstick PK03 

* Daria DVDs 

And the exciting news is I have doubles of some of these products to give away (just as soon as I get organised!) 


Rochas Spring 2011 - Inspired FOTD

The Models from the Spring 2011 Rochas show…

My version…

* Step 1 - Using a blue eye pencil create a base for the eye shadow and line the eye (I used MUFE Aqua Eyes 15L - Majorelle Blue)

* Step 2 - Apply a blue shadow on top with a flat shader using a patting motion to pack the colour on the lid, using the same brush take the colour under the eyes.

I actually forgot to take pics of this step oops 

* Step 3 & 4 - load up a blending brush with the same blue shadow and blend the colour into the crease and inner eye corners, don’t be afraid to take the colour quite high, it suits the look. Apply mascara to the top lashes.

* Step 5 & 6 - Clean up any fall out and apply your foundation/concealer of choice, I wanted to pale myself out a bit so I used By Terry Touche Veloutee all over my face (yeh I’m lazy like that)

* Step 7 - Apply a sheer peachy/orange gloss, I used Illamasqua sheer lipgloss in Torture.

* Step 8 - Strike a pose ;)