30 November, 2010

Bring on some colour

Although a lot of the eye looks I post are quite colourful, I've always actually been a neutral eye makeup person with my million shades of brown. Spring has almost come to an end and over the last few months I have been delving into more colours to liven up my look and just to have more fun with the more 'happy' weather.

In my last post you would have seen that I am in LOVE with NYX Single Eyeshadow in Pure Gold. So I've been pairing it up with other colours, my favourite combo would be the Pure Gold and NYX Single Eyeshadow in Red Bean Pie.



I wore this look so much at the start of Spring. It is dead easy.
+ Just pat the gold all over your lid and a bit under your eye in the middle.
+ Apply the purple under your eye towards the outer corner.
+ Highlight the inner corner and your brow bone with a shimmery cream/white shadow.

And that's it for eyeshadow! So quick and easy and you can also use whatever colour combination you like.

Hope you all have a great week.

23 November, 2010

Latest additions to my NYX Single Eyeshadow family

I got these two NYX Single Eyeshadows to add to my little collection a couple of months back. To see the photos and swatches of the other shades in my collection, click here.

NYX Single Eyeshadow Pure Gold
Pure Gold

I love this eyeshadow. It's a kind of bronzey colour. I wouldn't say it's a gold. It's very very pigmented and shimmery/metallic. My camera wouldn't take a good photo of it as you can see above. For some reason it decided to make the edges dark and the middle light. The actual shadow is in between those two extremes. Definitely recommend this. I used this religiously for a while. Very pretty and glowy, great for Spring.

NYX Single Eyeshadow Dark Gray
Dark Gray

This one was a bit disappointing. It's a medium matte grey colour. But the pigmentation is poor. No where near as pigmented as the Pure Gold.

NYX Single Eyeshadow Swatches Pure Gold Dark Gray

Please ignore the bluish skin lol. My camera and lighting were not working for me. But I tried my hardest to edit the photos so that the swatches themselves were as true to colour as possible, even if that meant turning my skin blue lol.

15 November, 2010

First MAC eyeshadow - Twinks - Review


I was pretty excited when I got this due to all the ranting a raving about MAC shadows. My friend ordered this eyeshadow a little while back for me from Strawberrynet for about $16.50AUD which was a pretty awesome deal given they cost $32 here.

Twinks is a shimmery brown shadow with a hint of burgundy. It appears darker in the pan than it does on, which was a bit disappointing for me because I was looking for a deeper shade. It is pretty pigmented but I wasn't totally blown away, again because I wanted it to be stronger and deeper and instead it was just a more medium tone. It is very smooth and blends easily.

Overall it's a good eyeshadow and I use it as much as I do my other shadows, it's a pretty colour, but I think I feel a tad disappointed due to all the hype. I was expecting to be absolutely blown away. Plus my friend had just introduced me to the Inglot Freedom System shadows which blew my mind and are cheaper than MAC shadows. I will be reviewing my Inglot palette soon.

12 November, 2010

New hair cut - update long overdue

Hey guys!

My exams are over so I will have more blogging time and hopefully can catch up on my 'very behind' posts.

Anyway I got my haircut about a month ago lol but being so busy I never got to share it with you guys. The two photos were actually taken on different days. I didn't get the chance to take a direct "before" photo because I was running SO late to my hair appointment. The "after" shot is quite gross lol. After my haircut I went out and so the photo was taken late at night after a long tiring day lol.

I had a side fringe that had grown out a lotttt. I didn't have any layers and my hair was pretty full.


I got a full fringe and layers added. I'm not crazy about the back, because the hairdresser cut it in a V-shape, if you guys know what I'm talking about. I prefer it more straight/round at the back. Believe me when I say the full fringe looks MUCH better in person. I love it! The photo does not do it justice =P I've had a full fringe before and I thought I'd go back to it.


Hope you guys have an amazing weekend!

03 November, 2010

Exams! & my first Forever21 order experience

Hey guys! Sorry I've been away for a while and my posts are getting SOOO behind. I even got a haircut a few weeks ago and haven't even loaded those photos up :S I'm actually in the middle of exams at the moment, 2 down, 2 to go. So far it doesn't look good and I'm fairly certain I'll be repeating some units next year *sigh.*

Anyway, I wanted to get this post up as fast as I could even though I have hauls from months back that I haven't posted about yet. I just thought this would be good to put up first because everything I bought are full priced items and you guys can still get most of them now. Whereas most of the other things I've bought are sale items hence you'll unlikely be able to find them.

So this was my first time ordering from Forever21. I didn't get many things because I wasn't sure about their quality/sizing, the shipping cost is quite expensive for international orders and they limit you to only 20 items and I was ordering with some friends.

Ordering & Delivery
I ordered on the 14th Nov, my order status changed from "new" to "packaged" on the 21st and then some hours after that, it changed to "shipped." From there it took 4 days to arrive (Melbourne, Australia). I got a tracking number which was great and I was able to track my package's exact whereabouts.


When I opened my order everything appeared to be carefully packed into the box. However I wasn't too impressed with all the clothing roughly folded and just rolled up in some tissue paper. Compare that to ASOS where each item is perfectly folded and has its own individual plastic wrapping.


Here's what I bought:

Dana Stacked Heels
They fit me perfectly. Around the ankle is a tiny bit tight but I guess that's how they're meant to be so you don't slide all over the place lol. On the site they appear to be a tan brown colour, but in person, it's hard to describe, more like a faded browny colour, which I'm not crazy about. My photo is a pretty good representation of the colour. Despite that I really like these.
They also come in black now!

Crochet Embodied Skirt
Very pretty and girly high waisted skirt. Love it! However I see it being a pain to wear, since I'll have to be really careful not to get any dirt on it since it's white and kind of woolly.

I can't find this top online anymore so it must be out of stock.

Sheer Yoke Top
I was really excited about this top. But I find it a bit out of proportion. On the site I found the way the model was standing a bit odd as she had her arms pinned against her body (pretty much how I am above), but now I know why. The length and the waist fits pretty well. But the bust/chest area is too big. I have a very small bust, but I still think that it would be too big for an average person. The picture below doesn't quite show how loose it really is, but I could pull that much out on both sides. I can't really get away with it since it really sticks out, but I might try and fold it under and sew it.


Look how cute this tag is!! It belongs to the top. So adorable I had to share lol

Price & Quality
From the things I got, in terms of quality, I would say the skirt and the shoes are pretty good and the top is reasonable. The shirt I bought my mum looked cheap and not good quality at all. The prices are very good and cheap compared to clothing prices here. But pretty much everything in the States is heaps cheaper than here.

Hope you guys can excuse my extremely dirty mirror. I swear I cleaned it straight after I took these photos lol.

Overall, I'm happy with my purchases. Will probably do another order in the near future and take advantage of how amazingly strong the Australian Dollar is right now ;P


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