Thursday, December 31, 2009


Not so long ago I wrote about my new exciting purchases from Sunny Day Beauty here.
Now let me tell you...
When I opened up that Urban Decay pack and started using the Primer Potion my life changed... seriously!  Never have I applied my eye makeup, gone to work and still had it sitting perfectly on my eyelids when I get home 9 hours later... until now. The eyeshadow colours  pop, the primer really grabs the shadow.  The colour will stay and not slide off, so awesome. 
Just pop a few dots of this on the lid area and blend and away you go!


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

soft as silk

Here's some pics of my new brushes, I needed a few extras on top of what I already have so I was crazy to pass up the pre Christmas sale at my favourite supplier
I have 5 new Royal & Langnickel brushes that were a bargain!
from the SILK range a Angled shader, lip, small eyeshadow, eyeliner and fine angled brush. All natural hair, with a matte black wooden handle and chrome plated brass ferrules - very attractive brushes.

Also purchased no name foundation, concealer, contour/blush and large eyeshadow brushes.  These are incredibly dense, soft bristles.  I was lucky enough to score another large shadow brush free, gotta love Christmas!


cold blooded

 have no idea why I did this, but tonight I was bored, headed for the bathroom and came out looking like, I dunno... a reptile? I got stuck into my Yaby 40 well best of both worlds palette and a bit of OCC loose colour.

Stranger things have happened.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Viva Glam Girls

In March 2010 (I believe) Mac will be releasing 2 exciting new shades for their Viva Glam series, which as you may know every cent raised from this series goes towards the Mac Aids Fund

The latest ad campaign features 2 beautiful, strong and talented  women: 

Cyndi Lauper and Lady Gaga

 the new shades appropriately titled Viva Glam Cyndi and Viva Glam Gaga


Monday, December 14, 2009

the sound of music

This has nothing to do with my learning makeup, but you know the course is over and I have other stuff I want to say. 

My Top Ten favorite album releases of 2009

1. Death – White Lies

2. Swoon – Silversun Pickups

3. This Is War – 30 Seconds to Mars

4. Fantasies – Metric

5. Is ... Skyscraper - Julian Plenti

6. The Fame Monster – Lady Gaga

7. Memento Mori – Flyleaf

8. It’s Blitz – Yeah Yeah Yeahs

9. Conditions – The Temper Trap

10. New Moon Soundtrack - Various

I would love to have 30STM in 1st position but as Death & Swoon came out ages ago they really have had the most play this year.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

just stay

Today I did a little experiment, an eyeliner experiment! *insert evil scientists laugh here*
Never had I come across such a wonderful eyeliner until i got my Best Of Make Up For Ever kit, with it a full size Aqua Eyes eyeliner pencil.  To prove a point, this morning I squiggled 3 x lines of my favorite black eyeliners on the back of my hand.

Photo taken at 7.30am

As you can see, here is the result at the end of the day.  This photo taken at 5.30pm.  After a few hand washes and even washing the dishes these results are pretty great.

The clear stand out is obviously the Aqua Eyes pencil.  It really is amazing, goes on smoothly and doesn't wear off!  The Colourstay is not too far behind, suprisingly it wears well but the texture of the crayon is much firmer.  Unfortunately the 247 Glide On pencil, started to wear off not long after lunchtime, it really is silky and glides on well but this formula does not create a very deep black and prevents it from staying on as long as it should.


take a Chance

I haven't done one of my chicks of inspiration posts in a while, and this one is waaaay overdue.  I just want to say that this lovely lass is pretty much the person that helped lurch me into training in make up. After kindly returning one of my emails, I was convinced there was no reason why I shouldn't give it a shot.
Her talent is very natural, she has a knack in really complimenting the beauty of her subject rather than disguising or masking it.  If I knuckle down and practice, I hope to one day have a fraction of this talent :)
Here's a few of my favourite pics of the work by makeup artist 

Kat Dennings

30 Seconds To Mars

Arielle Kebbel

Ashley Greene

Ting Tings

Check out Amy's portfolio here and her blog here - it's all awesome!