Alex Perry | MBFWA 2014

It’s amazing. Everything is amazing. Just look. uhhhhh.

Here are a few of my favourites!

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I can’t pick between them, which is weird because I never really like a lot of pieces from the one collection. I guess I’ll just take them all, ahah! (I wish). Alex Perry has done it again!

LOVE LOVE LOVE

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Beginner Makeup Tips that I wish I knew earlier!

 I never wanted to try new products when I first started using makeup. The products I used did the job and I thought that was enough. I never really went out and got different products until I started my Makeup diploma.

I have put together a short list of products and added a few tips that would have helped me a lot when I first started using makeup. This post is made for those who have no idea where to start when It comes to makeup! Enjoy!

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Makeup brushes

I underestimated these babies for way too long. I thought my fingers were good enough, butttt I was wrong. One thing that put me off was the price, but now-a-days you can get a good set on eBay for $20. You don’t have to start off with the most expensive products or tools in the trade. By starting small you can learn how to use them & understand what types of brushes are most relevant in your beauty routine. I loveee this set!

Foundation

Getting the correct colour foundation should be the first thing you ever do when starting to use makeup. You don’t want to be the girl in school with the orange face, I learnt the hard way. If you’re not sure, go to a makeup store and ask them to match your colour. Most stores do a full face of makeup for free and you don’t have o buy anything. Write down the name and go find it for half the price online!

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Blush

Blush was the last thing on my ‘Omg did I really do makeup  like that’ list. I didn’t wear it at all. To be honest, I didn’t even know what it did, haha! Blush is something that can change a look for the better or worse. It all depends on the colour and how you apply it. Some people can get away with not wearing it, but most people look a lot better with it. It gives life to your face and makes it look fresh and young. Building up the colour slowly is the best way to achieve the perfect look. Check out my beginner blush post here. 

Eyeliner

For about 3 years I thought eyeliner only came as a pencil. I know right, I was probably living under a rock or something. Turns out there are a few different kinds. My two favourite types are gel and liquid. Trying all of them is the best way to know what will work for you. Everyone has different eye shapes and can pull different things off, but practice makes perfect! Eyeliner can be a lot of fun when you know what you’re doing!

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This is one of my favourite gel eyeliners!

Thanks for reading, lovely!

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Palette Lab by Makeup Mania!

What is pallet lab?

It is a feature on the makeup mania website that allows you to create your own palette by choosing from over 80 colours. You can choose to create a 4 or 12 well palette. I created a 12 well palette because I liked too many colours.

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How long did it take to arrive?

The colours I wanted weren’t in the warehouse so I got an email saying there would be a wait. It took about 2-3 weeks. I didn’t mind because I really wanted the colours I had chosen. The service was good and I was able to track where it was online, which was helpful.

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Just incase you wanted to know the names of each colour…

How much was it?

I got a few other things with it but the palette itself was $40 + $23 shipping (To Aus). $63 total.

My opinion

3/4 of the colours were highly pigmented. The lighter colours weren’t very pigmented, but after layering it the colour started to appear nicely. I would definitely recommend using an eyeshadow primer underneath all of them. The colours are easy to work with. I’m not crazy about the cardboard packaging because it scratches easily, but I love that the wells come out. Makes cleaning it easier.

Most of the colours look like this (below) with one swatch, some of them I had to layer though, which I wish I didn’t do, but you can see that they all have a good colour to them….eventually. Using a good primer and layering will do the trick.

 

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The swatches. This is natural lighting by the way. This is exactly what the shadow looks like on.

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I didn’t realise how hard it was to take a photo of my arm until I did this..hehe

Would I recommend this to a friend?

Yes, but look around the site first before spending $23 on postage for one palette. Buy more and get your moneys worth. You don’t want to be paying $63 for one palette.

Hope you enjoyed this post!

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Perfect matte lips in 5 easy steps!

I love the look of matte lipstick but sometimes it’s hard to find the perfect colour or you have a favourite colour that isn’t matte.

Well ladies, I have a solution!

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Steps to the perfect matte lip!

1. Apply lip liner. This baby will make the colour stay on longer.

2. Apply a generous amount of your desired lipstick.

3. Place 1ply of tissue over your lips.

4. Use RMCA’s translucent powder (or any colourless powder) and tap it over the tissue with a flat top brush.

5. Take the tissue paper off.

6. Admire how amazingly matte your previously glossy lipstick is in the mirror.

Tips & Tricks

Don’t underestimate the power of a lipliner & fill them in completely….not just the outside!

When I say apply a generous amount of lipstick, I mean generous. The tissue paper will take at least one coat off so keep that in mind!

Try very hard not to move the tissue paper as you’ll get lipstick around your mouth. If this happens use concealer and a small brush to clean up the edges.

Hope you enjoyed this post. Let me know how you go!

Thanks for reading!

lovelovelove

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Makeup Mania Haul & Experience

I love a good online beauty store and I’m always on the hunt for a new one. I’ve found a few good ones lately, one of them being Makeup Mania. I’ve been meaning to top up a few things in my kit and the site had the products I urgently needed, so I splurged and spent a grand total of $171.

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My Purchases

- 12 well palette from palette lab $40 (I chose the colours myself)

- RCMA Translucent Power (10oz) $24

- 2 x Disposable mascara wands (25) – $3.00 each

- Graftobian HD Creme Super Palettes $65

- Dark Blood Natural (Ben Nye – 8fl oz) $13

- Shipping to Brisbane, Australia $23

Everything I purchased was a lot cheaper then it’s retail price, well, compared to Australia. The delivery took awhile just because some of the colours in my palette lab weren’t in stock. They emailed me and asked if I wanted to swap colours which I thought was nice of them, but it didn’t bother me to wait for the ones I wanted. I had a number to track my order too.

Overall I was happy with my products. It did take a few weeks to get to me but the customer service was good. I will definitely be purchasing from them again. Have you shopped at Makeup Mania? What was your experience like?

 I’ll be doing first impressions + reviews on each product over the next few weeks so let me know which one you’d like to see first! Do you have any of these products at home? What do you think of them?

Thanks for reading, lovely! 

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Fashionably Late…..All about the Oscars!

Let’s all just take one moment to admire Jared Leto and forget that he is as old as my mother….

Look at them eyessss.. uhhh I've fallen in loveeee

Look at them eyessss.. uhhh I’ve fallen in loveeee

I don’t just love the way he looks though! watch his speech and If you haven’t seen Dallas Byers Club, stop what you are doing and go watch it now…well, finish reading this and then do it ;) If you don’t come back with nothing but love for him then you’re not human.

We all know J Law fell over, again…Buttt have you read her best friends blog post on the night?!  It’s the most down to earth, entertaining recap of the event!  (Here it is!) 

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J.Law & bffl

Ellen was the Queen of the night. Sorry Cate Blanchett (A close second). Firstly, did you see her opening monologue? I was in tears! She ordered everyone pizza andddd we can’t forget about the selfie of the decade……

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She was definitely Queen.

Makeover time!

Margot Robbie went from a blonde bombshell to….well, a Dita Von Teese look-a-like….See for yourself!

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Yay or nay? What do you think?

LOL moments on the red carpet

Jared Leto: I want to put the rumours to rest — (84-year-old nominee June Squibb) and I are indeed dating.

Mindy Kaling: Jennifer Lawrence is so amazing, I could just watch her trip over all day long.

Last but definitely not least…..watch Pharrell make everyone HAPPY!  (He shimmy’s with Meryl Streep!!!)

Get the look: Soft romantic day outfit.

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1. Lace Swing Dress Asos $69.32

I’ve always been in love with lace and this just looks so elegant. You can dress it down or up depending on what you’re doing that day. The crew neckline and three quarter lace sleeves makes it the perfect dress for a day of errands and lunch dates.

2. Brixton gia wide brim felt hat $82

This is a little pricey for a hat in my opinion but if you’re a hat enthusiast then this would be worth the spend. If I wore hats regularly this would be a great investment hah!  The colour would work with any outfit and the braided leather detail is beautiful! It would the perfect accessory for a nice day at the races or even the markets! loveeee

3. Molly Pleated Push Lock bag $29

The gold detailing works so well with the pleated design and the colour compliments the other accessories perfectly. I’m not big on carrying a lot of things with me, especially when running errands or going out to lunch, so it’s the perfect size bag to carry essentials.

4. Monsoon Tamara Cutwork Ballerina $60

The detail along the side compliments the lace dress beautifully and the bow just brings it all together. It come in a beautiful navvy too!

5. Gold and Pink Sleek Bangle Set £4.99

I love a nice bangle set and the mix between the simple and detailed bracelets work well together. Easy and simple way to add detail to an outfit.

6. Rose Gold Twisted Above Knuckle Rings (Similar here)

If you’ve read my previous posts you’ll know I have a strong love for above knuckle rings. They are so simple and add a sense of elegance and effort to your outfit. Especially with a nice nail polish!

7. Butter London Nail Lacquer $15 Bubblegum pink

A nice baby pink nail polish is a must to complete this cute outfit! This colour will compliment everything perfectly, especially the jewellery.

What about the face!?

I’d keep it as natural as possible. Go for a nice brown eyeshadow with a little pink blush.                                                                        To compliment the polish I’d go for a nice pink gloss.

I hope you enjoyed this post!

Would you wear this outfit? let me know why/why not!

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