Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Pink And Gold With Glitter

This is the makeup that I wore to the last day of my course. I wish that the glitter had shown up more in the pictures, it looked gorgeous in real life!

Friday, November 25, 2011

End Of Course Competition Entry

I just got all of my wisdom teeth out two days ago so I've had to take a few days off and I finally have time to post my entry for our end of course competition. The theme that we were given was 'Great Works Of Art' and we had a time limit of three hours for the hair and makeup.

I found out on the last day at my course that I came in 1st place!

"Yuuwaku" 誘惑 allure by Audrey Kawasaki - My chosen piece of art that inspired the look I created.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Sailor/Nautical Makeup for Halloween

For Halloween I dressed up as a sailor. I didn't have time to do much makeup so this look was pretty simple but I wanted to try out one of the glitters that I got from IMATS (which I still need to post swatches of).

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Spring/Summer 2011 Inspired Look

As a part of the makeup course that I am doing we had to research the Spring/Summer 2011 hair and makeup trends. I haven't been wearing much makeup lately but I was inspired by the colour blocking trend to do some colourful makeup.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

IMATS Sydney 2011

Here is my long overdue IMATS post!
I'm nearly finished my course so I will have more time to start posting again, and I've got a ton I need to post about!
I had a fantastic time in Sydney and met lots of great people, I just wish I could have been there for longer. I can't wait for next year!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Neutral Eyes and Red Lips

I'm so excited that I finally have time for a new blog post, I've missed you all so much!
This is from my Mum's birthday dinner at the start of July which is why my hair is still blonde in these pictures.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Inglot Makeup Tutorial

I recorded this tutorial on the 29th of June and when I started it I had no idea of what I was going to do, I just knew that I wanted to use my Inglot eyeshadows. The background music isn't working because of a bug with AudioSwap but hopefully it will be fixed soon.

IMATS Sydney 2011!

I am so excited to be attending IMATS Sydney again this year! I'll only be in Sydney for one and a half days unfortunately because I don't want to miss much class time so it will be a whirlwind trip!

The International Make-Up Artist Trade Show (IMATS) is set to return for an even bigger year when it opens its doors in September.

Cosmetics company founder Napoleon Perdis will share the latest trends and backstage techniques with show visitors as an IMATS keynote speaker. Other prominent speakers will include fashion make-up veteran author Rae Morris and Oscar-winning artist Tami Lane.

Perdis is a backstage regular at New York and Australian Fashion Weeks; he runs six Napoleon Perdis Makeup Academies in Australia and one in Los Angeles. In addition to Perdis’ address, the Napoleon Perdis Creative and Makeup Academy teams will lead make-up demonstrations throughout the weekend.  Rae Morris, the make-up director of Australia’s Fashion Week, is a four-time winner of Australia’s Makeup Artist of the Year award and the author of Makeup: The Ultimate Guide. Tami Lane, who won an Oscar for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, worked on the Lord of the Rings films and is currently heading the make-up department on Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit.

IMATS will also feature educational seminars hosted by M.A.C., ACMUSE, Royal & Langnickel Brush and more and booths with more than 100 international vendors, including cosmetic giant Inglot and returning favorites Royal & Langnickel Brush, SMiiNK, Naked Cosmetics, Make Up For Ever and Serge Louis AlvarezLimeLily Cosmetics, the brainchild of artist Nicola Richards, will exhibit for the first time at IMATS, where they will showcase their environmentally friendly, paraben-free line. Thousands of visitors, both trade and consumer, are expected through the doors for the event.

IMATS is the perfect opportunity for up-and-coming and professional make-up artists to learn about the latest products on the market, stock their kits and meet other creative enthusiasts.  It’s also an opportunity to learn new make-up applications and techniques.

Each year IMATS hosts a Makeup Museum, an exhibition of well-known make-up sculptures and designs from film and television. IMATS also runs two live student make-up competitions: This year, students will race against the clock to create tribal and mythological make-up looks for the chance to win lucrative prizes.
For more information on IMATS Sydney, and to purchase tickets, visit


When: 24 - 25 September 2011
Where: Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour
Opening hours: 8:30am – 5pm Saturday; 10am – 5pm Sunday
Admission price: Tickets available now at $40(AUD) for a one-day pass; $65(AUD) two-day pass.

The list of exhibitors can be found here

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

New Hair And A FOTD

I have been dying my hair bright colors since I was 12 but about a year and a half ago I promised myself (and my mother) that I wouldn't have any bright colors in my hair anymore I guess in an effort to be taken more seriously. Well I finally accepted that I had to do something to get my hair healthier because of the damage that has been caused from being so blonde for many years, and I'm not really a natural color type of person (as you may have realized) so I took the plunge last Friday and dyed my hair raspberry!

I'm so excited about it that I had to share it with you all and I hope you love it as much as I do.

The eyes in this are the same as this.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Inglot FOTD

First of all I'm sorry I haven't been able to post much! I've been so busy lately and I'm sure you all will understand. Time is just flying by at the moment and so many exciting things have been happening! I got to do my first photoshoot a few weeks ago and I'm lucky enough to be getting an amazing opportunity to be helping out at a big event (not sure if I can say what it is yet) so it's all going to be pretty full on.
I did this look a while ago when I got some new Inglot goodies (which I need to post swatches of) and I wanted to just have a play.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Neutral-ish? Makeup Tutorial

I filmed a tutorial for this look a few weeks ago but I've been so busy that I haven't had time to upload it. I started a makeup course on the 11th of July and it's been pretty full on so I'm not sure how often I'm going to be able to update. But I do have a few looks and tutorials that I filmed before I started my course that I will gradually upload.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Blue and Green + Glitter!

I wore this look to the Roller Derby a couple of weeks ago. Midway through doing it I realized that it looked a lot like this look so I just added some glitter!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

June Favorites

Here are the products I've been loving for June, I didn't realize they were mostly MAC until I started writing this post!

Sugarpill Sweetheart Palette
I used this palette pretty consistently in June and I always seem to reach for it when I want to do a bright look.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Pink and Purple Makeup Tutorial

I filmed a tutorial on this look a couple of weeks ago. I had so many problems with it and I had to re-record the first 3/4 because the video wouldn't open on my computer, then youtube wouldn't let me upload it!
I can't change the thumbnail and it looks a bit weird but I'm just happy that it's up!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Sugarpill EOTD

I did this a few weeks ago but only just remembered about it when I was looking through pictures on my camera, so I thought I'd quickly upload it since I haven't posted much lately.

Urban Decay Primer Potion
NYX Milk Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil
Sugarpill Midori Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Afterparty Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Poison Plum Eyeshadow
Inglot #35 Eyeshadow
MAC Point Black Liquidlast Liner
Lancome Le Stylo Waterproof Eyeliner - Noir
Covergirl Lashblast Volume Mascara - Very Black

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

May Favorites

Monthly favorites are one of my favorite blog posts to read and videos to watch so I thought I would start my own for May. I haven't really been wearing much make up lately but doing this post has motivated me to get back into it!

MAC Free To Be Eyeshadow
When I go through a coral phase (this seems to happen quite often) this is the first product I reach for. I was crazy about this color when I first saw swatches of it when it was coming out with the Give Me Liberty Of London Collection, but I didn't end up picking it up until a few months later when I was in Sydney. I am really glad that I did because it's been one of my favorite eyeshadows ever since I bought it.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Simple Look using KKcenterhk eyelashes

Today I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to try out some eyelashes from KKcenterhk. As soon as they arrived I had to play with them which is why my makeup isn't anything exciting in this post. They were a bit fuller and longer than what I was expecting but they are perfect for over the top looks!
I was so surprised at the quality of these eyelashes, the band wasn't thick which made them easy to apply and the hair was really soft.

Saturday, May 7, 2011


So this look wouldn't be neutral for most people but anyway I wore this to go to my friend's flat warming. I wanted to go with something not too bright but too neutral either.  I've been obsessed with Urban Decay's White Rabbit Eyeshadow lately for some reason as you may have been able to tell since I've used it in my last 2 posts!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Spring Inspired - Green Eyes and Pink Lips

So even though its Autumn here in New Zealand I've been on a real spring kick lately! It never really feels like Autumn for me because in the area that I live in we don't really have any deciduous trees so they're green all year round.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Pink and Purple Revisited

Hey everyone!
I've been looking back at what makeup I've done in the past for inspiration and I decided to re-create the first look I posted on my blog.
Sorry I've only got the one picture, I only got to take a close up of my eye before my camera ran out of battery.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Yellow and Orange Glitter! - Lion Costume Look

Hey everyone!
I've been meaning to post this for a while but I've been so busy I completely forgot about it! This is from a costume party and I went dressed as a lion.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Purple and Blue Look

Hey everyone!
First of all I want to apologize for not posting much anymore. I've been going through a lot of personal and family issues the main one being that my Grandma was diagnosed with advanced cancer and isn't expected to live much longer. I have been rarely wearing much make up lately but I'm really trying to get back into the swing of things because it really helps to get my mind off everything. I hope you all will understand :)

I haven't been feeling like going out much but on Saturday I made myself go to the Roller Derby because I knew I would enjoy it and it was a great distraction so this is the look I wore for it. I literally had no time to get ready so I just chucked something together really quick.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

MAC Wonder Woman Preview And Swatches

Hey Everyone!
Here are the pictures I took at the MAC Wonder Woman Preview I went to last week and swatches of what I got. I wasn't sure if we could actually take pictures so I just took a couple of sneaky ones on my phone.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Reflects Antique Gold Look

Hey Everyone!
Last week I went to the MAC Wonder Woman Preview at my local MAC Counter and this is the look I wore. Nothing special I just grabbed a few products I haven't used in a while. I had to take these pictures after I got home (nine hours later) because I was running late!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Sugarpill Valentines Day Tutorial

Hey everyone!
Valentines Day is one of my favorite holidays so I wanted to do a bright tutorial using red, pink, and purple.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Inglot Eyeshadow Swatches Plus MAC and Sugarpill Comparisons

Hey Everyone!
Guess what came in the mail today? My prize for winning LittleKiva's competition!
I got my first proper look at Inglot when I was in Sydney for IMATS last year but I didn't end up buying anything because I stood at the till for ages waiting to be served and the sales assistants just ignored me. That was my last day in Sydney and I totally regretted not going back and picking up some of their eyeshadows so I was really excited to win this palette!

Friday, January 21, 2011

The Video Is Up!

Sorry for being late, I'm having some major issue with iMovie '08 destroying the quality of the video when I export it but I thought I'd upload it anyway.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Flip & Free To Be

Hey everyone!
We've been having some amazing weather here in Wellington recently so I wanted to do a really easy summer-y look because the last thing you want to do when the sun is shining is spend a lot of time inside doing your makeup! 
MAC Flip and Free To Be eyeshadows are some of my absolute favorite eyeshadows of all time and I definitely don't use them enough. I filmed a tutorial for this look as well which I'll upload tomorrow night.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

I just wanted to wish all you lovely people a Happy New Year!
Thank you so much for all of your support so far, you have no idea how much it means to me!

I'm going to be making more videos in the new year as my wonderful Fiance got me a Video Camera for Christmas.

Also I'm just in the process of re-doing my blog 's layout so if you see anything weird going on that's why.

I hope you all have an absolutely wonderful New Years and stay safe!


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