Wednesday, November 25, 2009

shooting star

My overseas product quest is so pumping right now!  The other night I randomly thought I'd check out an Ebay store I regular called Sunny Day Beauty.  I get my Bare Minerals makeup from there, at a much better price than what you pay here in Department stores.  Bare Minerals is purely my makeup for work, my 9-5 and also use it for a casual weekend look. 
Anyway I discovered Sunny Day Beauty is NOW fully stocked and selling these babies:
Make Up For Ever
Urban Decay
Bare Minerals
Sheer Cover
Clearly I was overjoyed to make this discovery and promptly put my order in.  I am waiting on the following:

Urban Decay 24/7 kit

Make Up For Ever best of kit

Sunnyday023 is a power seller with 100% positive feedback.  Postage is always quick and customer service is fantastic.  I highly recommend this store to all you Aussie makeup junkies.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Play me

I can't believe this invention... I mean I can, but ya know.  STILA cosmetics have come up with a little makeup Train Case that is integrated with a media player docking system.  The unit comes with $110 worth of makeup, its a patent leather case with a dock, speakers, a mirror and you can freakin download makeup videos and the bloody thing talks to you, sheesh!!
Stila's ownder Lyn Tilton came up with this crazy, wonderful idea and I'm sure it's going to be a sellout item.  You know the best part? It's only $69.90us ! You can check out a commercial for it HERE.

so what are you going to be asking Santa for this Christmas!?


Monday, November 16, 2009

a little crush

You know how I'm usually complaining about the availability of great international products here in Australia?  Well I have just come across a new online cosmetic store!!
Let me introduce you to Crush Cosmetics. They sell brands that I have only read about on other beauty blogs. Urban Decay, Barry M, NYX, China Glaze, Lime Crime & Coastal Scents are all available and very reasonably priced

Let me know what products you love from these brands and what you recommend, I personally will be placing an order for some China Glaze polishes.


the finish line

My makeup course is O.V.E.R! I can't believe it, the last 18 weeks have flown by! I have enjoyed every week, there have been ups and downs, but I have loved the experience, the learning and the friends I have made.  I passed everything, theory and practical which is good!
I kind of choked up when the night was over and we had to say goodbye - i wish it wasn't over already.

Now is the time, to really work out - where do I go from here?  Well I'm going to keep practicing, I think I have some natural talent there, it just needs to really be worked on and honed, then I guess I'll see what happens!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

now you see it, now you don't!

Tonight, (the last class ever!) we did our remedial camouflage, so covering scarring, skin conditions and tattoos.  My lovely friend Lisa was kind enough to donate her foot to me!  As you can see she has 3 x stars on her ankle and a Frangipani flower on the top of her foot, I covered the flower and 1 x star with a dermatological camouflaging makeup, it's REALLY thick, but does the job!

 voila! no photoshop here :)


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

pleasure & pain

Last week we had a photographer take our first lot of professional photos. It was a great opportunity! Alas, I had some problems with my partner/model, which we've since sorted out. I was not happy with my end result, but whats done is done and here is the final result (I snagged these pics from the Photog's link) let me know what you think. (p.s take a guess which pic has been airbrushed)