Showing posts with label make up. Show all posts
Showing posts with label make up. Show all posts
Friday, 3 October 2014

September Favourites

It is October! September was a pretty good month though I am sad to see the cooler weather go. Whilst most people seem to enjoy summer and like to skip winters (although Sydney winters are hardly a proper winter), I like to skip summers. I have sort of skipped the past two Australian summers which is awesome. In 2012/2013 I was in North America and Europe, and although I spent most of the 2013/2014 summer in Sydney, I did manage to miss the crazy heatwaves of the mid 40s because I was over in New Zealand which was significantly cooler. My favourite months in terms of weather are: May and September. I digress! This wasn't the point of this entry. This will be a collection of things that I have enjoyed this month.

#1 Thursday Plantation - Nurture Oil

For the past year, I've been more conscious of the products that I put on my face. Namely, I want to use more natural products. Although it is a bit odd since none of my makeup products are natural products. This has oils such as: calendula, mandarin, hypericum, rosehip, lavender, grapeseed, wheat germ and sweet almond. I use it at night after I have cleansed my face and before I put on my moisturiser. My face feel so much nicer ever since I've started to use it.

#2 Dr Lewinn's Hand and Nail Cream

I know it is marketed as a hand and nail cream and although it works fairly decently for that purpose, I use it as my facial moisturiser instead and it is amazing! My skin is so much softer and for some reason, it helps with my acne.

#3 Combat Boots

Back when I was in highschool, I wanted the mid calf lace up Doc Martins however couldn't fork out $150+ for boots. I still can't justify the cost however I have been in love with my boots. Although the warmer weather means that boot wearing season will soon be over, I have been half contemplating these Sandler boots.

#4 Reading
When it comes to reading, my interest in it comes and goes in waves. I might not touch a single book for months but when I am interested, I will read all day, everyday until I am bored of it. I have read 13 novels in the month of September (add me on GoodReads if you use it!). I have also discovered a new author, Liane Moriarty. I read her popular novel, The Husband's Secret, and wasn't a fan. However, I am in love with her latest novel, Big Little Lies and would highly recommend. The Hyponotist's Love Story would be my second recommendation. I have also continued my quest to read the entire Jack Reacher series by Lee Child. I'm not completely in love with the series, however it does provide for some easy, mindless reading. It is also nice that I can pick up any book  as each novel is standalone essentially. That is why I started back in June with novel 1 and 2, before skipping this month to the latest novel (No. 19) and I am currently working backwards. My interest in reading has now waned, especially since tv shows are all starting up again!

On the topic of tv shows, I am keen to pick up new shows to become invested in. My current lineup includes: Grey's Anatomy, Bones, 19 Kids and Counting and How to Get Away with Murder. 

Do you have any recommendations?
Thursday, 2 May 2013

Make Up

I have neglected this blog for too long. Truth be told, I have neglected a lot of things lately. I have a very tough semester this time and between studying full time law, studying at home and working at my casual job, I have not been left with a lot of free time to do the things that I love. Though, I really should.
Color Tattoo

Make up. Guilty pleasure of mine is to watch youtube videos with beauty 'gurus'. They are the perfect procrastination tool and just purely mind numbing. I have this tendency to watch them when I reward myself with a 5-10 minute break in between studying and watching girls babble about nothing is therapeutic. Although it is also somewhat weird that everyone seems to have a thousand dollars to splurge on identical products and also drive BMWs or Mercedes when they are all 16-20 years of age. Did you know that it is a big no-no to wear dark colours in the spring time? And that pastel and florals are so trendy and similarly, only should be worn in warmer weather? I digress....

I first started wearing make up when I was in Year 10, or maybe it was Year 11. I would line my bottom waterline with this eyeliner that was given by the Dolly/ Girlfriend magazine. I actually still have the eyeliner and quite like it as it is the only one that really does not budge! Year 12 I moved onto wearing a wash of brown/ bronze eyeshadow and mascara. From university for the first 3 years, I was obsessed with my liquid liner and the winged eye effect. I am quite a lazy person and whilst I do try to put on make up on a daily basis for uni I have to admit that around the middle of the semester I just become lazier with too many deadlines to meet. Up until early this year, I would usually put on, at a minimum, a full coverage foundation with pressed powder on top. I have quite a lot of freckles on my face and it would be an understatement to say that I was not a fan. I am still not a big fan of my freckles but what can I do. Nothing. Basically. I digress. I used to wear full coverage because I wanted to cover up my freckles. Not sure what happened but this year, I was so disinterested in applying a full face of foundation and now, I either only put on concealer under my eyes or I wear the Garner BB cream as it was the cheapest tinted moisturiser available at the time. Gone are the days of my eyeliner (although truth be told, it is also because I ran out and have yet to purchase a new one). These days, I will usually have:
- tinted moisturiser
- concealer for dark circles and blemishes
- pressed powder
- colour tattoo in either 'pomegranate punk' or 'bad to the bronze'
- blush!

Blush is a new discovery. I was never too interested but I purchased the Essence Gelee blush from the limited edition Vampire collection last year and I am in love with it. It gives the most gorgeous flushed cheeks look and it makes me look so much more awake. Much needed when I am spending days on end at my laptop.
Essence Blush Gelee


The reason that the above two look worse for wear is because I took them both overseas. They have been in 10 countries, countless cities and far too many hand luggage checking machines (they also fervently despise the TSA procedure as much as I do).

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Viva la Diva Metallic

Chi Chi Lips 1
I am a big fan of red lips although I rarely wear it for two reasons a) it's too much effort to retouch after eating or drinking and b) it stands out (obviously) and I just get asked too many awkward questions. I have been eying this lipstick colour for weeks now, patiently waiting for the special that I knew would happen eventually. My coworker actually showed me the colour and it's really amazing. It's Chi Chi's Viva la Diva Metallic lipstick.

Chi Chi Lips 3

The colour isn't that red nor is it exactly metallic. It's a redish-pink so maybe the pink shimmery aspect is how it's considered metallic. Overally, I really like the colour and I was complimented by my friend at University the other day :) I am a little sad that the lipstick has this crack/line at the top because I forgot to check it before purchasing it but it doesn't really bother me.