Saturday, August 07, 2010

MAC In the Groove; Look 1

So, here is a look I did just earlier! It's using products from the new MAC collection, In the Groove.

Products used

Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation in Soft Ivory
MAC Studio Finish concealer in NC15
MAC Transparent Finishing Powder
Guerlain Meteorites in Teint Rose
MAC Mineralise Blush Duo in Hang Loose

MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
MAC Mineralise Eye Trio in Togetherness
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
MAC Plushlash Mascara
Highlight colour
Inglot silver eyeshadow (they have no names!!)
Inglot lashes

MAC lipstick in Go For It
MAC lipglass in English Accents

For the eyes, apply Painterly paint pot all over the lid, up to the brow bone, and out a little. Apply the lightest colour from Togetherness on the inner third. Apply the middle purple colour on the rest of the lid. Apply the darkest colour from Togetherness in the outer corner, and into the crease. Take a pencil brush, like the MAC 219, and sweep outwards, a little past the brow. Don't go too heavy on this. If you want a less defined 'wing', use the 217 to sweep the colour out.

Using the 219 pencil brush, take a silver shadow, and put it on the inner corner, sweeping up to connect to the black, and sweeping down a little on the lower lash line. On the LLL, put the lightest Togetherness colour first, then the dark purple, then the black, in the same order as the lid. Apply highlight colour. Apply a line of blacktrack- don't wing it, and don't apply too thick on the inner corner. Curl lashes, apply mascara.

Apply false lashes if you want- I didn't glue mine on for this! These lashes are brand new, and I didn't want to ruin them before wearing them out. These lashes are incredible. The tips are bright PURPLE.

Apply Hang Loose to the cheeks lightly. Mainly pick up the pink colour, and blend well. You don't want too heavy blush competing with the eyes. Take some of the purple side to use as a highlight on the cheek bones and on the outer part of the apples. Blend.

For the lips, apply Go For It lipstick, then apply English Accents lipglass.

I know I'm no good at explaining how to do things, but this look was reeeeally difficult for me to do- it was a lot of playing around with brushes and colours. Although, I'm very glad I got a way to make Go For It lipstick work for me! It's such a great, unique colour, and teaming it with the high pigmented pink lipgloss just makes it such a pretty colour.

Hope it was understandable!!
J xx

Friday, August 06, 2010


Wow, haven't posted in a while...I've been waiting for the rest of my MAC In the Groove goodies! Really weird, but my MAC store that I go to did not receive their blushes or eyeshadows (I know the reason why, but I won't go into details!), but today I got a call saying they have them in (however missing three eyeshadows :( ) So I raced in and picked up Hang Loose blush, and on a whim (probably not a responsible one!!), Togetherness eyeshadow trio. I may post two looks for this collection; a simple everyday, and a spazzy look (I bought some fierce false eyelashes today from Inglot- they're PURPLE).

So far from this collection I've bought:

- I Like It Like That lipstick
- Jazzed lipstick
- Go For It lipstick
- Stereo Rose MSF
- Hang Loose blush
- Togetherness eyeshadow

I think I've bought more from this collection than any other. Still possibly may get more!!

Also, this mimco bag? totally adorable.


Sunday, July 25, 2010


So, I got up very early this morning...8am, I know. Early, right? BUT IT WAS MY LAST DAY OFF WORK. Dedication. Yep. Anywho, I made it in (MAC opens at 9:30 here). Get to MAC. Two girls in front of me (wtf? who is up that early and IN TOWN?). It's ok, I'm sure they're not buying Stereo Rose MSF. Girl in front of me gets there. She asks, 'is there another one?' and the MAC MUA answers, 'sorry we're not allowed to sell four of the same item.' I almost SHIT myself. What would anyone want four of? Oh, of course. STEREO ROSE. Get up to the MUA. We chat for a minute (we know each other- I'm in there so often!), and then I'm like, 'Okay, I'll grab stereo rose!!' She's like, 'Oh, I'm pretty sure we're sold out.' My stomach literally falls out my butt, and I go, 'Are you fucking serious...!!!!!!!' and she checks, as I'm saying, 'ahhh that was the only reason why I came into town :(((((('

She opens her magical draw of goodies and lo and behold STEREO ROSE IN ALL ITS GLORY. The last one. THE LAST ONE. In my city. So I finally nabbed stereo rose, the last stereo rose in my city.

AHHHHHHH! It's so beautiful! It was sooo worth getting up early on my day off for this!

Also, I'm sorry, but seriously? Who would buy three of one item? Especially from a LE collection? They're should be rules in place that states one per person, because any more than that is just SELFISH. Especially when it's an item that they only have 10 of. I don't think I'd EVER buy more than one LE item, especially an MSF. Who's ever going to finish it anyway, and by the time you use a lot of it up, it'll probably be repromoted anyway, or something more gorgeous and prettier will come along! Grr. Anywho.

I also picked up I Like It Like That lipstick, and I shall be picking up Hang Loose blush on Wednesday when they (hopefully) have the rest of the collection out!

J xxxxxxxx

Saphire Siren Quad Tutorial

I did a look today using my new Saphire Siren Maybelling Eyestudio quad. :) Here it is!

(Wtf, since when have I had a dimple?)

So, what I used:

- Moisturiser
- Inglot Under Make-up Base
- Laura Mercier Silk Creme foundation in Soft Ivory
- MAC Studio Finish concealer in NC15
- Random L'oreal blush (light pink, undertone coral)
- MAC Beauty Powder in Summer Rose (from Give Me Liberty of London)
- MAC transparent finishing powder
- Guerlain Meteorites in Teint Rose

- MAC paint in Bare Canvas
- MAC Shimmermoss eyeshadow
- Maybelline Eye Studio in Saphire Siren
- MAC Eye Kohl in Float on By (from To the Beach)
- Clinique Mascara
- 1000 hour Lashes in Wild Damsel (used with DUO lash glue)
- MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack

- MAC lipstick in Snob

Brushes I used
- Stippling Brush from inglot
- Ecotools kabuki and blush brush
- MAC 217
- MAC 219
- MAC 239
- Thin eyeliner brush (I use one from inglot)

For the eyes, apply your base; I use MAC bare canvas paint (sometimes painterly paint pot when I'm not going out for 5+ hours). Apply shimmermoss e/s to the inner third of the lid using the 239. Apply the Maybelline light teal (second from left) to the middle of the lid with the 239. Blend with the shimmermoss lightly. Apply the sea blue (second from right) to the outer third of the lid, blending lightly upwards, also with the 239. If you need to, add a bit more blue, but blending upwards towards the brow bone, and blending lightly across the crease. If you need to, use the 217 to blend more. Apply the shimmery white shadow (first on the left) to the inner corner with the 219, blending upwards towards the blue in the crease. Also apply slightly on lower lash line. Apply shimmermoss e/s on the 1/3 of the lower lash line, then the teal in the middle, then the sea blue on the outer third, making sure to connect with the blue on the lid. Apply your gel eyeliner on the upper lash line, then curl lashes and apply mascara. Then apply false lashes. Apply Snob lipstick by MAC to lips, and your choice of coral/pink blush to cheeks.


Hope it was enjoyable (and readable!).

J xx

Maybelline Eye Studio; Impressive

So, the other week whilst walking through Priceline (Australia's crappy alternative to Sephora), and I spotted the Maybelline Eye Studio quads! Finally! I've been waiting for these for SO LONG. I've seen some good reviews about them, and I'm glad I picked one up. I bought 'Saphire Siren'. It was around $13AUD.

(Yes, that is my leg- whoo bright blue voodoo tights!)

So, the colours that are included in this quad are a light whitish silver colour, a teal blue, a deep sea blue, and a glittery black. All colours are very nicely pigmented, the teal and sea blue being the most pigmented; as in, crazy pigmentation. More than MAC.

(Sorry about the blurriness! This is the best photo I could muster). All I did was rub my finger in each colour up and down once. They're not chalky. The black colour could be a little softer, but it is still not chalky. It's quite nice.

Overall, I'm very happy with this eyeshadow quad. I'm going to pick up another one if I can, preferably a nice gold and brown quad or something- not sure :)

Anywho, I highly reccommend these shadows. I've done a look, so I'll do a quick tute in my next post :)

J xx


Poor form! Here I am, taking time out of my busy sunday, to go all the way into town, AND YOU'RE NOT EVEN ALL THERE. In the Groove...quite possibly my most anticipated collection since Liberty of London, and it's not all there yet! :(((

Now I have to go back into town tomorrow just to pick up my stereo rose at 9:30 on the dot...on my last day off! Uncool to the MAX. I really hope they have the hang loose blush as well, otherwise shit is gonna fly (I already know they have I Like it Like That).

Needless to say, I'm quite upset.

On a happier note, I lay-by'd my sunnies today! Whooooo, another two weeks and I get them :D

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Dior Makeup

Dior's runway show makeup really makes me want to get some mixing medium and MAC pigments and go nuts. I could so rock some of these looks.

Imma get me some more Peter Alexander

How freaking cute are these pyjamas? I need them now. Right now.

$59 from Peter Alexander, here

J xx

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Marchesa Resort 2011

It's no secret that I love Marchesa :) I want to be married in Marchesa, I want to sleep in Marchesa, hell, I'd live in Marchesa and then die in it, too. I can't believe I didn't know that their Resort 2011 line came out! Stupid, stupid me! Anywho, here are some of my fave picks from the line

Photos from :) Check the rest of the line out there, too.

Stay Fabulous!
J xx

Why every girl wants to be Lily Allen.

Can I just say that I am


to get my chanel sunnies? I've had a pair on hold for a while, and I'm going to layby them this pay! I'm so excited!! I love chanel, and I finally get to own a lovely piece of the orgasmic fashion house.

(No, they're not any of those :( I can't find a pic of my sunnies anywhere!! I'll post a pic of them after I get them :) )

I'd just like to point out that I love the case they come in just as much as the sunnies themselves! It's a gorgeous black quilted case, with a gunmetal coloured metal chanel logo in the corner. It's gorgeous! Lovin' it :)

Hope everyone is keeping fabulous
Much love,
J xx