Monday, October 28, 2013

Eyeshadow: bright aqua green shimmer

Hi guys. I have a nice, bright look for today. I subscribe to the Lust Have It! box every month and in the most recent (October) box, a full-size Inika mineral eyeshadow was included, worth $25. I've never tried Inika products before, although I had one friend who swore by their mineral foundation. All of their makeup is vegan, if that's important to you. You can get Inika online ( as well as in some Australian stores. I'm not sure about international availability.

Inika mineral eyeshadow in Mint Choc Cup.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Eyeshadow: coral plus new coral lip crayon

Greetings everyone! Today I had an order from Nutrimetics arrive, containing a lip crayon in a lovely coral colour. This isn't a colour I wear all that often. Anything even close to orange scares me, but I took the plunge with this one and it's awesome. Phew! I don't usually go all matchy matchy with my eyeshadow, although that's exactly what I had the urge to do today. I used Koi from Darling Girl Cosmetics, which is a coral shimmer with blue sparkles in it.

Darling Girl Cosmetics eyeshadow in Koi. 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Eyeshadow: three recent looks

Hey guys. Today I have some more looks using my IMATS goodies. Actually, they're mostly of the Naked Cosmetics loose eyeshadows I got. Fabulous colours! They're really great-quality shadows. I've worn them a number of ways here and with different things underneath as a base. Let's get on with it.

First up I used two Naked eyeshadows. I applied TW-04 (Twilight collection) all over the lid and lower lashline on top of Pixie Epoxy, with a little of IV-05 (Ivory collection) on the inner corner, also on top of Pixie Epoxy, which it didn't really need, it turns out. I love the aqua colour!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Eyeshadow: four looks using IMATS goodies

As promised, today I have some looks using my new goodies from IMATS (see my previous post here). I was a little lazy so I didn't do separate posts like I usually do. Sorry! No messing around, here we go.

First up is a look using my Sugarpill Cold Chemistry palette with my new Inglot liquid liner in #29.

Monday, October 7, 2013

IMATS haul & swatches

Finally! Here it is: my rather small haul from IMATS, along with swatches. I showed remarkable self-control this year, I must admit. Still, lots of pretty sparkliness in there.

My haul consisted of two Naked Cosmetics eyeshadow stacks (Ivory and Twilight), Embryolisse Hydra-Masque, IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under-Eye concealer, Inglot Lip Duo in #26, Make Up Store microshadow in Forrest, Make Up Store glitter eyeshadow in Amazone, Make Up Store eyeliner in Darkest Shadow (Matt), Inglot Liquid Eyeliner in #29, Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel in #93, and Girlee Cosmetics Dazzle Dust in Tiger's Eye and Sapphire.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

IMATS Sydney (pic heavy)

I'm back with a massive post for you guys. A couple of weekends ago, IMATS hit Sydney. It was held in Darling Harbour on September 21 and 22, although I only attended on Saturday, the 22nd. My day was crazy! I thought it would be a good idea to combine two events for the one day, which made things hectic. In addition to IMATS, my sister and I had facials booked at the fancy SpaQ, so we decided to spend the night at a hotel in the city.

My day began at 6am. Ugh! I got ready and was on the 6:52 train to the city. I went straight to the hotel and dumped my bag before heading to the convention centre. I got there at about 8:15 and the lines were really long! I believe this is only the third IMATS to be held in Sydney. I went the first year and was overseas last year, so believe me when I say this thing has grown since the last time I came! The first year I arrived at about the same time and I was actually inside the foyer of the convention centre. As you can see, I had no such luck this year.

The people lined up in front of me. This goes from the entrance to the event hall, through the foyer and then outside.