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

Sunday, July 18, 2010

MAC In the Groove Hype!!

So, can I just say that I'm FREAKING EXCITED about MAC's new collection, In the Groove? It releases here on July 26th (or was that August 26th? I think it's July, but I hope it's August!!). I'm a little sad, as I still need to lay-by my beautiful Chanel sunnies that I'm getting! But they can wait, as MAC is clearly more important (Stereo Rose, anyone?). But, I think I'm gonna have to do both at the same time. So only the most important things come first!

I'm planning on getting (I need to swatch in-store first!)-
- Stereo Rose!
- I Like It Like That lipstick
- Hang Loose mineralise blush

I know, only three things, but here that adds up to $131AUD!!! That is quite a bit for only three products. I may get more, but that'll have to wait until a later date.

Anywho, here is a look that I did earlier. I decided to theme it for MAC To the Beach, as I never really did a TtB post or whatevs. I didn't end up getting much from it- I bought Shimmermoss eyeshadow (only in the normal packaging though, I'm not paying an extra $5 for funky green plastic!), Float on By eye kohl, and Life's a Breeze lip pencil.

Anywho, here's the look

And here's a full face

What I'm wearing!

- Neutrogena Moisturiser (booooring, I know)
- Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation in Soft Ivory
- MAC Studio Finish concealer in NC15
- MAC Transperant Powder
- Guerlain Meteorites in Teint Rose

- Some random L'oreal blush on the bottom
- MAC Liberty of London Beauty Powder in Shell Pearl

- MAC Painterly Paint Pot
- A random bright green Inglot shadow (inner third) (think MAC Lucky Green)
- MAC Shimmermoss Eyeshadow (out 2/3rds of Lid)
- MAC Birds & Berries Eyeshadow (crease and outer v)
- Clinique mascara
- MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
- 1000 hour lashes (used with DUO lash glue)

- MAC Life's a Breeze Lip Pencil
- MAC Nymphette Lipglass

Brushes I used:
- Inglot stippling brush (think MAC 187)
- Ecotools Blush Brush + Retractable Kabuki Brush
- MAC 217
- MAC 219
- MAC 239

Now, normally I would use a face primer (Inglot Under Make-up Base), but with the Laura Mercier foundation, if I'm not wearing it for about 5+ hours, I prefer not to use a base, as the LM foundation tends to accentuate dryness- and my primer is silicone based, so drying (I need a new one!!). So, when I don't use primer, I only use moisturiser :)

Much Love,
J xx