AUSTRALIS OH HAI BROW (Eyebrow Shaping Kit)

31 October 2014


Australis Cosmetics released another fabulous product. They are truly amping up their game this year. First was the ever so elusive AC On Tour Kit Countour and Highlight kit. That thing is selling like hotcakes and it's always sold out in my local Priceline stores. And now the brow shaping kit - Oh Hai Brow!. I personally prefer the eyebrow kit because we all know my relationship with my brows is very special. 

TAKING STOCK #1

30 October 2014


Here's the deal, I deleted all the photos I took this morning. It was an impulsive clean out thinking I've got it sorted. Ah Nope. All photos taken today were deleted and my trash emptied. Funny really. So I thought why not take this as a sign to start doing Taking Stock posts where I update you about me. I actually love reading this kind of posts from other Bloggers so I'm gonna give it a go. Call this my buffer post.

Here we go...

Making: a list of what to pack for our holiday. The list is just in my head though, I haven't scribbled anything yet. I'll most likely over-pack again.

Cooking: and freezing batches of Filipino food for the Fam Bam so I don't have to cook everyday.

Drinking: Coffee but I wish it's Gloria Jeans Peach Iced Tea with heaps of ice.

Reading: Beauty blogs to help me create my Christmas wishlist. I want a lot of things! I seriously need Estee Lauder Pure Envy lipsticks me thinks. I hope santa is reading this post again.

Wanting: (Desperately) to visit the new Zara store in town. It's calling me mummy.

Playing: With the idea of a short hair in my head. I am thinking Jessica Mauboy's hair or Sincerely Jules. I need something easy yet not too short. Good luck to my hairdresser!

Wasting: time worrying about small things (as always).

Sewing: Dribble bibs for ze Toddler. At least that's the plan. I'll make it happen soon.

Wishing: for a great honeymoon with ze Husband.

Deciding: If I want a new wallet or a new cross body bag for Christmas. #toughdecisionstomake

Enjoying: my morning T25 sessions in peace. No toddler trying to make me laugh or climbing over my back when I do push-ups.

Waiting: for my first Bella Box!!

Liking: the idea of more date nights. We just watched Gone Girl and I enjoyed it so much.

Wondering: If I should make a poster to take with me to Mariah Carey concert on the weekend. I'm 34 yrs old who wants to make posters for MC. Isn't that cool or sad?

Loving: my new Australis Oh Hai Brow Kit. I love this better than my Benefit Browzing. Boom.

Considering: getting the Australis Contour palette but I don't really need it.

Watching: New Season Scandal, Flash, Gotham, Agents of SHIELD and re-runs of Spooks.

Hoping: to lose more inches around the waist.

Marvelling: At the toddler and how he tries to put words together and still sound gibberish. I'm normally like that before I have my coffee so maybe he needs coffee? #badparenting101

Needing: A pedicure so bad! I need my feet to look presentable again.

Smelling: like a Jasmine flower. I'm loving the Moringa range in The Body Shop. It's fresh and very spring.

Following: new beauty blogs with hilarious authors like Muskstickmao!

Wearing: A Country Road pencil skirt from the I can't wear this box and top from Portmans. I need more skirts for work though to beat the heat. Beat the Heat! (any NBA fans out there? You know that phrase).

Noticing: That my toddler is more and more responsive now after his Grommets surgery. He's actually hilarious like a standup comedian.

Knowing: That My Kitchen Rules is coming back soon on TV to cease my reality TV cravings. The Bachelor Australia left me longing.

Thinking: of getting some new pillows.

Feeling: excited for the honeymoon.

Buying: Too much lipsticks.

Getting: Excited about the holiday and worried about my time away from ze toddler.

Bookmarking: more Australian Beauty blogs to follow. I think most of the blogs I read are from UK, it's time to go local.

Giggling: Over the idea of painting ze Toddler green for the Halloween so our Avengers family will be complete.

Hope you enjoyed this post. I'll do another photoshoot again and hopefully I won't end up deleting it again.

I'll see you tomorrow xx




PURPLE + PINK

29 October 2014


MUFE HD Foundation (128)
MAC Mineralised Eyeshadow Trio (Togetherness - Limited Edition)
MAC Angel Lipstick
NARS Deep Throat blush
L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara
L'Oreal Infallible Liner
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer

And so it happened, the toddler got to my makeup drawers! The crime scene was a total mess. Eyeshadow pots on the floor, blushes on the window sill, eyeliners and lipsticks in my rubbish bin and make up brushes are e.v.e.r.y.w.h.e.r.e!

(Another) LEOPARD PRINT PUMPS

28 October 2014


May I present to you my new favourite pair of pumps. I have a thing for anything that resembles a leopard print.  It's seriously becoming an addiction now. It has to stop at some stage you'd think.


ETERNAL ROSE

27 October 2014


J'AIME MA VIE

Savvy Cosmetics by DB Lipstick and Blush review

23 October 2014

As far as I know, Savvy cosmetics is own by DB (Designer Brands) and they are known for their (very) affordable prices. Personally, I didn't consider trying this brand because it's too cheap and for me that usually mean crappola quality and waste of money. (I am not really a brand snob, promise). Then one of my favourite Aussie blogger, Makeup and Macaroons, featured 2 Savvy lipsticks on IG for #7daysoflipstick and before you know it I was already imagining a Priceline haul.




Midi Skirt and Pussy bow Top #OOTD

22 October 2014

Today's OOTD is probably one of my favourite. It's from the I can't wear any of these box that I recently got from our storage and it turns out that I do own a midi skirt all this time!


Orange Lipsticks

21 October 2014

OMG I've got too many lipsticks...said no beauty-blogger ever. That's a fact.

I had the most exciting task of colour coordinating my lipsticks this morning while I figure out which MAC lipsticks I should return for my yearly Back to MAC. It's a daunting challenge for sure but this post is not about that. It's about my orange lipsticks. I only have 3.




(REALLY) BACK TO BASICS

20 October 2014

There's something going on with my skin. I can't seem to make any of my loved liquid foundation to work. It looks ashy on me. All of them too! I have a feeling it's my current moisturiser. I think (maybe) the SPF factor in that cream is more a physical sunscreen rather than chemical one? It's really bugging me. So for the time being, I am back to basics. And I mean really basic basics. Powder foundation.

These is my make-up mess this morning.


RIMMEL LASTING FINISH 25HR

17 October 2014

When a product is named with a big promise like 25HR lasting finish you get tempted like a moth to a fire. I for instance were immediately bought by the idea. Challenge accepted.

There are 2 types in this range, I got the one with Comfort serum and it has full coverage. The other type is the Lasting Nude Finish and apparently this has medium coverage.



My criteria for liking a foundation are simple:

1. It has to last on my face for a good few hours. (8hrs max perhaps - longer than that is a bonus)
2. Primer shouldn't be necessary (becuase I am not really a big primer person)


PSYCHEDELIC KIND OF DAY

16 October 2014

I've been digging out my summer clothes from the  I can't wear any of this box and I found an old favourite dress, possibly 3 yrs old now. It's a shift / T-shirt / Bodycon dress from Country Road. In all honesty, I am not sure how to describe this dress. It's T-shirt material like 100% cotton but it looks like a shift dress with the right ruching around the tummy area concealing my babygut but it looks like bodycon dress too without the tight-stretchiness to it. 

3 Things that makes me happy about this dress:
  1. I paid good money for it which goes to show that good quality clothes lasts longer (provided you look after it as well). I know I wore this a LOT before because of my cost per wear justification but I am amazed how it is still in great condition. Money well spent.
  2. You best sit down for this point ... are you sitting down? OK, this is a pre-baby dress and is size XS! yes, an extra small people! Hallelujah!! 
  3. Did I say it's an extra small?
No way I lost weight hence the excitement to be able to fit in this dress. It's one of those dresses that is forgiving. I had to pair it with a plain chambray shirt just so I won't feel too conscious should the old gut decides to make an appearance. The print however creates this illusion and makes your eyes confused. is it a gut? or it is the fabric? pppfffff-smoke-magic!

Here's some sneaky little OOTD.




How do you like my messy hair? It's a I-didn't-brush-my-hair kind and I like it. If only I can get more volume around the roots without having to use hair tools or lots of product that would be the dream.


MASCARA ALLEGIANCE

15 October 2014


I've broken up with my long-time favourite mascara. If you've been following my blog you would know I am loyal to Covergirl Lashblast. It was a love affair that lasted 7 years so I am heart broken. I've ventured to different brands but I've always come back to CG Lashblast. Always. It gave my lashes volume and length. It stays put and never gave me any panda eyes. It is always on sale and easily accessible. It is affordable


PEACH OF CAKE

14 October 2014

Got my nails done by me in case you haven't noticed the smudges around the nails itself. 

Finally I got to try the other shade from the Sally Hansen Spring Racing Collection - this is the peach of cake. I really want to become a nail polish namer when I grow up! Wait, is that even a job title?



THE CURSED SHORTS

13 October 2014

This is the cursed pair shorts. Whenever I wear it the sunny and warm weather turn cold and cloudy. I am not kidding! First was in Goldcoast. I have to admit it was winter but the weather was sunny and a lovely 24C and surely you would think this is a shorts kind of day. It wasn't. I was frozen.

This past weekend, I took it out again and I am not kidding it was bright and sunny but after this OOTD photo, temperature dropped! It freezing once again. It was too late to change so I just had to suck it up and commit to the outfit.




THE #Missoni MISSION

12 October 2014

Missoni For Target finally happened.The released crashed the Target site on launch day and led a lot of angry fashionista so angry. Thunder and Lightning and people crying on social media "Why me?!!!!" because no one can add anything in their baskets!

I skipped it, the launch day I mean. I thought I'll go the next day but so as the rest of the Western Australia. It was pretty much what everyone else were thinking about because my local Target were packed and the shoppers acted like vultures around the merchandise. Oh don't you be putting back anything on the shelf because it will be snapped. 

I literally panicked and grabbed items that looked good but I would never pick in million years and then I also picked dresses and skirts that I know I can pull off. You see the actual Missoni print is unforgiving most of the times to my type of body shape. And the sizes are all off for me so it was frustrating.

OUTFIT ON REPEAT - #PeterMorrissey

10 October 2014

Ok I am gonna confess, I wore this outfit 2x in row this week. It had food stains at the end of Day 1 but oh no it didn't stop me wearing it again the next day.

Some might say it's too "dark" for spring..errr...hello, have you seen the yellow strip?

Some = husband

I seriously love this outfit. I got the skirt some time ago but only had the chance to wear it today without feeling cold (or looking like an idiot). It's from Peter Morrissey collection in Big W. It's lightweigh almost like silk. I love the zebra prints and the splash of yellow to brighten things up. And can we just have a slow clap happening for the side pockets. I mean skirts with pockets are awesome.




#SallyHansen Spring Racing Collection in Almost Almond

07 October 2014

I finally tried on the new polish I got from Sally Hansen - Spring Racing Collection in shade Almost Almond. I believe that this is an Australian only release? or maybe not. Maybe they just used the racing seasons as part of their marketing and named it "Racing Collecion". 

Anyway, so I did my nails.

My painting skills remain in a level most people would describe as rubbish
It's the ultimate crapola. Totally made up word btw.

The shade however is beautiful.

It's pearlescent Ivory with golden sheen to it. There is no 3D effects-kind like other pearlescent type polishes, you know the ones with purple or bluish tinge to it. The shade is simple and clean. Let's just say that it's nude but it's not flat. hhmm does that even make sense? hahaha

I like this because it's neutral enough to match any outfit and any jewelry combo. I think this is very similar to Essie's Allure or what is more known for as the Kate Middleton's wedding nail polish. Which is why I feel sophisticated and chic at the moment. Lah-dee-dah.


It's definitely one of the better nude shades I've tried. It's not brown, it's not mauve. It's definitely ivory beige.

Sadly, my quest for the best nude polish is still on. I really want to find something similar to CND Shellac's Powder Me Nose but in a more home-kit friendly formula.

Do you like nude nails?

Speak soon xx


Favourite Foundation for the warmer days - #Covergirl

06 October 2014

This is what I look like with no foundation on. Some would say that I don't really need it  but I really beg to differ, I mean look at it. 

(some = husband)

I look tired or in a more beauty blogger appropriate description - I look meh.
Only the likes of Anastasia Steele and Bella Swan can be with no makeup and still look amazingly beautiful. Fiction People!!

I need foundation in my life.
Foundation, in whatever form, changes your life, boosts your confidence, drains your bank account and takes more of your time in the morning but hey it makes a difference and if you're like me then you'll feel much more put together and presentable.


My current favourite is the Covergirl's Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation - this shizz doesn't disappoint me especially in the warmer days. It keeps the oils and all that nasties at bay and somehow keeps everything looking fresh for the whole day with no touch-ups.

I can honestly go through 2 bottles in summer. That's how much I love this and probably how much I use. Clearly, something went right in the Covergirl's lab because this is beating the crap out of Revlon's ColorStay in the last year or 2.


Real Technique's Miracle Complexion Sponge is the best thing that this foundation has met as well. I mean who would have thought? They just work well together and in fact I declare them married for life.

Here's my mug with just foundation on. Look at the difference. I look more awake and refreshed. The skin is even, spots concealed and freckles toned down.


I find that I am forever searching for the best foundation but in the mean time this will do.
I'm currently testing another high-street/drugstore foundation and hoping to blog about it tomorrow or the next day.

What's your HG foundation?

Until next time! xx

Mini-Haul - #SallyHansen Spring Collection

04 October 2014

I came across today the Sally Hansen's new Spring Collection at Chemist Warehouse and oh boy it called me Momma. I had to take a few home because I just have to!

I got a nude one called Almost Almond - surprise surprise! I think this is the nude that I've been looking for, here's hoping at least. It looks so promising in the bottle and jeez I hope it doesn't disappoint. I mean my quest for the best nude polish should end one day, (I hope).

Another shade that I hope translates "pretty" is Peach of Cake. I mean look at it in the bottle, how gorgeous is that? I actually don't own anything like it so I hope it is a good colour choice.

I am currently on no nail-polish weekend to give my nails a break so close up photos should be up next week when I finally try these babies.




Have you seen the all the colours in person? You have to see it. My other favourite that I think I'll come back for is the pastel green called "Barracuda". 

Hope you're having a good weekend so far!

See you tomorrow xx

ps. this is not sponsored by Sally Hansen. 
It's husband-sponsored though ;-)