Sunday, April 29, 2012

Eyeshadow: lazy green look

I call this look lazy because I only used one eyeshadow for this look (apart from the brow highlight). It's green, it's sparkly and I love it.

 L'Oreal Infallible eyeshadow in Emerald Lame.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Eyeshadow: Sugarpill black & purple

Today's black and purple look is once again thanks to the lovely Sparkling Luna, who sent me generous samples of Sugarpill's Hysteric and Stella Chromalust loose eyeshadows. You all know how much I love Sugarpill and these colours are no exception. Both have gorgeous sparkle to them, too.

Left: Sugarpill Hysteric. Right: Sugarpill Stella.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Eyeshadow: Wet n Wild Fauna palette

So here's the second Wet n Wild eyeshadow palette, the Fauna palette. I have to admit, this one looked kind of scary to me in the palette. It's mainly that Browbone shade: surely it's way too green for the browbone? Turns out it's not and the whole palette is lovely, but that certainly wasn't my impression at first glance! 

 Wet n Wild Fauna palette.

Eyeshadow: neutral shimmer

This is another look using the goodies from my swap with Sparkling Luna. I've got a Darling Girl Cosmetics loose eyeshadow, an Yves Rocher pencil and a Catrice wet/dry pressed eyeshadow. I'm in love with all of these and I'm really happy with how the look turned out overall.

Left: Darling Girl Cosmetics Black Currant. Right: Catrice Intensif'eye Wet & Dry eyeshadow in Black Or White Swan?! Bottom: Yves Rocher eye pencil in Rose Taupe.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Eyeshadow: Catrice Rumble In The Jungle palette

I've been a bad blogger! I've been using a bunch of goodies from the swap I did with Sparkling Luna, but I haven't posted any of it yet! I'll start with two products from brands that I've never used before: Yves Rocher and Catrice.

Top: Catrice Rumble In The Jungle palette. Bottom: Yves Rocher eye pencil in Violet.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Nails: Zoya Tru & Sally Hansen Be-Jeweled

So now it's time for a nail post. In my recent Nails Etc order I got Zoya Tru, which is a lovely medium purple creme with reddish shimmer. I really like it, but I wish the shimmer was more apparent. You can only really see it when the sun hits it or at certain angles. Still, the base itself is a stunning shade of purple. After about five days (sorry, that's when I finally got around to taking photos, so my mani looks nasty), I had some serious tip wear, which is why I added Be-Jeweled, one of the new Gem Crush range of Sally Hansen polishes. Absolutely stunning and blingy, but boy was it a pain to remove!

Left: Sally Hansen Be-Jeweled. Right: Zoya Tru.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Eyeshadow: rainbow look

I had more time to do my makeup this morning so I went all out, doing an almost rainbow look. I like how this turned out. There's some Inglot, Lime Crime and Femme Fatale Cosmetics in there. This look actually came about because I realised I'd neglected my Inglot pigment when I was dishing some out in a baggie to send to Sparkling Luna for our swap. I just added whatever I had lying around and this is what happened.

Left to right: FFC Jinx, FFC Mysticism, Inglot Pure Pigment #70 (top), Lime Crime Nymph (bottom), Inglot 446 Pearl (top - I don't know why this is in the picture, since I didn't even use it in this look), Inglot AMC Shine 35 (bottom).

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Eyeshadow: Wet n Wild Flora palette

Ugh, another painfully hectic week over at last! So glad it's over. It's meant yet another week of neglect for both my blog and all of yours, but I'm hoping this won't last and I'll be able to stay on top of things. So today I've tried out the first of my giveaway goodies. It's the eyeshadow palette from the Wet n Wild Flora collection. I can't wait to try out the nail polish in this set. It looks amazing!

Wet n Wild Flora palette.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Eyeshadow: WnW Blue Had Me At Hello

This has been a long time coming, but I've finally taken photos of myself wearing all the colours from the right-hand side of the Wet n Wild Blue Had Me At Hello palette. This palette is awesome. I love the looks both sides of the palette create, so next is to mix and match them.

 Wet n Wild Blue Had Me At Hello palette.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Haul: giveaway prize & swap

I was lucky enough to win Jill's (Just Peachy) blog giveaway a few weeks ago and my goodies recently arrived. I also did a swap with Luna (Sparkling Luna) and those goodies arrived on the same day! So I've got pictures of all the exciting things I'll be trying out over the next few weeks (or longer: check out all the samples Luna sent me). I apologise for the crap photos. I was so excited that I took photos as I opened my packages, which was at night after work, so the lighting is pretty shocking. First up, my prize.

Wet n Wild Flora Collection.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Nails: China Glaze Instant Chemistry (Magnetix)

I recently did a small order from Nail Etc ( and couldn't wait to give my first magnetic nail polish a go: China Glaze Instant Chemistry. It's cool concept that's yet to hit Australia. Instant Chemistry is a deep burgundy shimmer, with a pink-coloured pattern drawn out by the magnet. I really love the colour.

China Glaze Instant Chemistry.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Eyeshadow: teal & purple

This is somewhat similar to a look I did a while ago, only the purpose of today's look it to show off the lid colour, Acidic Reign from About Face Cosmetics. This is the best dark teal eyeshadow ever! For this look, I've used eyeshadows that I've already shown before, so I didn't bother taking more photos of them because I was feeling a little lazy. That won't become a habit, I promise. 

About Face Acidic Reign.