30 April 2015

Cool Weather + Nails

 So, the weather is cooler now in the southern hemisphere, so I’m in the mood for some sassy nail colour. In the autumn and winter, I tend to choose from a couple of colour groups, so I’ve included examples below:


  • Colour Theory Nail Polish - It’s a Boy: This is a cool light blue, appropriate for ice queen vibes.
  • Covergirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Polish – 290 Constant Caribbean: Peacock teal blue; an eye-catching metallic shade. So fun!


Deep Purples + Wine Reds

  • Revlon Top Speed Nail Polish - 660 Grape: Dark metallic purple for the violet-inclined. It also does smell somewhat of grape!
  • OPI Nail Lacquer – Lincoln Park After Dark: Such a classic; very deep purple, almost black. A nice, daring colour without being 100% noir.
  • Max Factor Gloss Finity Nail Polish – 185 Ruby Fruit: A sumptuous dark wine red colour, and fool-proof chic for cool weather.



Nude Browns + Pinks a.k.a. RESPECTABLE NUDES

  • Covergirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Polish - 220 Toasted Almond: I have warm feelings for this milk chocolate colour! Not too dark, not too light, but just toasty.
  • Rimmel 60-Second Nail Polish – 500 Caramel Cupcake: I have dubbed this my ‘respectable nude’ colour! It is a light blushing brown/pink colour and very flattering on fair-medium skin tones.
  • Maybelline Forever Strong Super Stay 7-Day Gel Nail Polish – 130 Rose Poudré: This is similar to Rimmel’s Caramel Cupcake, though decidedly much more pink. Mauve, blush, dusty rose are all appropriate descriptors for this shade.


Party Pops

  • Maybelline Forever Strong Super Stay 7-Day Gel Nail Polish – 180 Rose Fuschia: Watermelon love! This bright warm-toned hot pink is sassy! Prepare yourself for flattery.
  • Sally Hansen Colour Frenzy - 320 Splattered: This sparkle polish is very cool and artiscis with particles of different colours and sizes. For an ombré effect, paint the first coat all over the nail, the second on the half of the nail furthest from the cuticle, and then third coat on the very tips. This also works well on top of a solid nail colour (black, gold, dark pink). Snazzy!
  • OPI Nail Lacquer – Rising Star: This is an opulent warm gold shade, fit for your next glamorous event. Gorgeous goddess ambience.
Let me know your favourite colour or fall nail trend!

24 April 2015

Sneak Peek: Clothing + Accessories Haul


Hey everyone! These pictures are a sneak peek of my first foray into filming YouTube videos. I recently filmed a collective clothing and accessories haul which will hopefully be up on YouTube in the next few weeks. Stay tuned!

15 April 2015

Getting Inked

Colours left to right: Icy Mint, Bad to the Bronze, Inked in Pink

Hello! I want to share with you my thoughts on the Maybelline Color Tattoos. They have been on the market for a while now and I thought I would try some. I have three shades which I have accumulated over time (all on sale!). The first shade I bought was the classic Bad to the Bronze (a.k.a. On and On Bronze outside Australia), following the recommendations by Essie Button and Lily Pebbles.
In my meandering journey through beauty, this Bad to the Bronze colour was the first that made realise just how flattering bronze can be on my relatively pale skin. I had previously held the (naive) notion that bronze eyeshadow/colour looks best on olive-deeper skin tones and that my attempt to wear bronze on my eyelids would pale in comparison (ha!). Trying this golden bronze Maybelline Color Tattoo has been a game-changer for me.
Once impressed by the formula, I ventured into more daring colour territory: Icy Mint. This pale mint green may not be for some, but due partly to my deep-set eyes, I am often attracted to lighter colours for application on the eyelids.
The most recent addition to my Color Tattoo collection was in the shade Inked in Pink. Sigh. It is a gorgeous pale pink with warm undertones, so chances are that it would suit many skin tones.
All three shades have fierce staying power, as one would expect, given the product name. They are also easy to apply whilst ending up with a flattering look. Just pat some colour on your eyelids, concentrating on the outer half, and gently blend if necessary. Simple and pretty!