Makeup Rotation August 2015

Posted by on August 31, 2015 in F&E, Makeup | 0 comments

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It’s been a little while since I last did a Makeup Rotation post, and that’s mostly because I went into a bit of a shopping ban phase which meant I wasn’t feeling inspired to try new products or change up my routine! But I’ve fallen in love with some the products from Chanel’s Automnales Fall 2015 line. The eyeshadow palette Entrelacs and their Rouge Allure lipstick in Pensive. I also started using my YSL Youth Liberator Serum Foundation, which is quickly becomnig one of my favourites again 😀

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Get Ready With Me + Chatty Updates on Youtube Life

Posted by on August 28, 2015 in Videos | 0 comments

Today I decided to get ready for my lunch out on a Sunday and just chat about some of the thoughts in my mind regarding Youtube and videos in general~ Nothing seriously but it does feel like it’s been a while since I got a chance to sit down and just talk :) Hope you enjoy the video!

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ASOS Laced Up Shoes (Trial before Designer)

Posted by on August 26, 2015 in Shoes | 0 comments

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Safe to say for the last six months or so I’ve been obsessing over the shoes from Aquaazzura and Stuart Weitzman. I desperately want to add a couple of their pieces to my small designer shoe collection, but as you may know I’m a little funny with expensive shoes since mine wear down so quickly (though that’s also because I buy very cheap shoes to wear daily!) so I tend to do a ton of research and then even more umming and erring before I make the plunge.

Part of my research was to pick up a “look alike” pair from ASOS. I am in love with the “laced” up look, but I wasn’t sure if I’d find the shoe very comfortable to wear or not so I decided to pick a cheaper version up to try first. Safe to say I love the design and have no real issue with the wear (esp once the material softens with more wear). Now to spend a few more months being unsure before I take the plunge :) Do you guys do similar things for big purchases?

If you want to go for the ASOS version then you can pick it up online.

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Chanel Automnales Fall 2015 Eyeshadow Palette in Entrelacs

Posted by on August 24, 2015 in Makeup, Reviews | 0 comments

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I had seen this in a backstage photo taken at the Chanel Fall Fashion show earlier this year and knew instantly that I had to try it for myself! I went as far as to keep a note in my planner to remind me that come August it should be released to the public, and I have no regrets despite the price!

This beautiful palette is as mentioned part of Chanel’s Fall 2015 makeup collection called Entralacs. It’s a beautiful neutral palette that contains 4 satin shades and one matte shade and can be worn as a very natural look all the way to something sultry and smoky. The amazing embossing design is intended to reflect the stained glass windows of Aubazine in France, a place Coco Chanel spend time in during her youth.

As terms of quality, you couldn’t ask for something with such amazing pigmentation and quality! They go on smoothly, blend amazingly well. In fact I filmed a first impressions video which hopefully will be up some time next week. Safe to say I love it and know it’s something I could get a lot of use out of! A great purchase for those who have a taste for quality designer makeup :)

You can pick one up for yourself at David Jones for $100AUD or from Nordstrom for $80USD.

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Empties + Mini Reviews

Posted by on August 21, 2015 in F&E, Videos | 0 comments

It’s been a little while since my last empties video, a few months! I try and only release an empties video when I’ve got atleast 2-3 makeup products to show off~ Really encourages me to focus on finishing what I have instead of buying more… sometimes 😀 Hope you enjoy the video!

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Make Up For Ever Lip Aqua

Posted by on August 19, 2015 in Makeup, Reviews | 0 comments

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One of the things I love to do is use lip liner as my main lip product for the day. It’s a great way to apply lip colour that barely shifts at all, kind of like matte lipstick. The MUFE Aqua Lip Liner range is one of my favourite to use because the formula is so creamy and easy to apply. Most pencil lip liners I find are very hard and tend to drag the lip.

Additionally I love how pigmented and long lasting the Aqua Lip Liner range is, I first discovered it as a sample I received for a Sephora order ages ago! I was completely addicted and decided I needed to own more in a range of shades. So far I’ve only gone as far as more nude / wearable shades, but I’m certainly keen to try more colourful shades when I next visit USA.

These are my current favourite lip liners and if they are within easy reach I definitely recommend them!

If I’ve convinced you, then you can pick one up for yourself at Sephora for $19USD.

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Chanel Les Automnales Fall 2015 Le Vernis Collection

Posted by on August 17, 2015 in Nails, Reviews | 1 comment

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Finally got my hands on the Chanel Les Automnales Fall 2015 Nail Polish collection and even though I wasn’t completely impressed (one of the downsides of ordering online only) I thought I would share my swatches anyways. This isn’t to imply the polishes were bad at all, far from it! These polishes performed amazingly well, but when the end of Winter coming and the start of Spring just around the corner I’m relaly leaning towards lighter colours perfect for warm weather :) Hope you enjoy the swatches and all photos are 2 coats without any top layer.

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Dior Cosmopolite Fall 2015 Makeup Tutorial

Posted by on August 14, 2015 in Videos | 1 comment

I thought I would try a bit of a different video, and I think in retrospect the execution needs a bit of tweeking, but I can work on that for the next one (hopefully the Chanel Fall video), but I wanted to do a makeup tutorial using products specifically from the Dior 2015 Fall collection to show how they wear etc. Hopefully the video isn’t too disjointed :)

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Dior Cosmopolite Fall 2015 5 Couleurs Palette – 766 Exuberante

Posted by on August 12, 2015 in Makeup, Reviews | 0 comments

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Honestly I was not going to purchase any eyeshadows from Dior’s Cosmopolite Fall 2015 collection (said no one ever) because I’ve been trying really hard to only buy makeup that I was actually use, and stop purchasing stuff that just looks cool in photos (rainbow blush palette anyone!?) .

But I caved because I justified that I would get some use out of this palette called Exuberante ($103AUD / $63USD) due to the neutral shades. True or not, it’s still a beautiful palette that features 5 different shades. There are three neutral shades ranging from peach, taupe / soft brown to dark brown. Pretty much all I need for my everyday makeup look (this is how I justified the purchase). It also contains a deep shimmery navy shade which is beautiful but probably something I won’t use too much and in the middle is a stunning micro glitter shade! Perfect for inner corners or in my case, placing on the center of the lids for an extra pop. Now this I could see myself using, I love micro shimmer shades in palettes.

The quality is amazing, I completed the look using my standard eye makeup brushes and had no fall out or any issues. I could and have been using this all week now to really test it out. It’s a great palette but let’s be honest, you probably don’t need this exact palette if all you’re using it for is to create neutral eyes. Realistically you’ll likely pick this up if you love Dior (hands up!), appreciate designer makeup (hands up again) or the colours are somehow just perfect for you (…).

If you’re keen to try this palette out then you can find it at Nordstrom or Myer.

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Dior Cosmopolite Fall 2015 Nail Polish – Cosmopolite & Darling Blue

Posted by on August 10, 2015 in Makeup, Nails, Reviews | 0 comments

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As part of the Dior Cosmopolite Fall 2015 collection they released three new nail polish shades ($39AUD / $27USD) and I decided to pick up Cosmopolite (signature shade) and Darling Blue. Usually I don’t feel like there is a huge difference between the shades in a collection in terms of quality but this time strangely enough I did think there was a noticeable difference. Darling Blue felt less pigmented, and almost a bit.. watery? Hard to explain, but it felt like the pigments tended to coagulate together and so I struggled a little to get an even spread. So weird, I’ve never had this problem before, potentially a defective bottle?

Cosmopolite on the other hand was sheer love, once applied it can look like a gel polish and the whole experience is just perfection. I didn’t bother picking up Metropolis which is a grey green shade because I’m not a huge fan of green polishes. All swatches are 2 layers with no top coat.

You can pick up a bottle for yourself either from Myer or Nordstrom.

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