The Products I’m so obsessed with that I NEED Back-Ups! Feat. NARS, Australis, TheBalm, Stila + ♥

Products I would repurchase back up NARS Mary Lou

Good morning class,

Today I’m back to being a ‘serial raver’ after I talked in my previous post about the ‘Products I would not repurchase’ and I wanted to take it a step further in a positive way and talk about the products I LOVE SO MUCH that I literally have or need back-ups.

I am the type of person (and I’ve said this before) that literally feels anxious when I don’t have a back-up of a favourite product. My boyfriend would totally scoff at that but it’s definitely true! Does anyone else feel this way!?

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Current concealer loves ♥

Swatches concealers NARS Radiant Creamy concealer MAC Pro Long Wear in NC15 LA Girl Pro Conceal Collection Lasting Perfection concealer in Light01

Good morning class,

Wow, there is a whole world of concealers out there that I never knew about! I’d like to chat about a fairly recent beauty item discovery. I say that simply because everyone seems to be obsessed with concealers! Obviously I always knew what they were and what they did, however I didn’t really start using concealer till perhaps a year ago? (What did I do with my life before then!?) So I’m still finding my feet in the concealer world and have been testing out different products over the past year, and now I think I’ve found my faves!

 

And here we have it ladies and gentleman – I’ve narrowed it down… these are my four faves!  The LA Girl Pro Conceal in Classic Ivory (a Shaanxo favourite!), the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer in Fair 01 (I probably use this most often), MAC Pro Long Wear concealer in NC15, and the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla. Da Daa! I’m sure you’ve heard of all these before as they’re some of the most popular, but here’s what I think of them + a bit of a comparison.

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FOTD – Face of the Day ♥

Good afternoon class,

Ooooh how exciting – my first ever FOTD!!  ♥ I’m not super amazing at doing my own makeup but I do enjoy having a bit of a play around now and then. I think the thing I find most difficult about blog posts such as these is the fact that I am not only terrible at taking photos (especially eye makeup ones) but I also have a crappy iPhone 4S (PLEASE help me convince my boyfriend to let me buy the 6 – for the love of God!). So, I apologize in advance that I’m not a beautiful model/makeup artist however some Plain Janes or Average Joes like myself (or anyone really) might be interested all the same.

I’m going to show you a select few selfies that made the cut, as well as some (average) photos of my eye makeup and then tell you all the products I used and in which order. Hopefully it all works out okay, and I’d love any constructive criticism on not only the look but the products I used or the way I took the photos. Lemme have it!

Face of the day

FOTD before

Here’s a before pic…

FOTD

FOTD – January 2015

…and here I am after!

Excuse the messy bedroom but here we have it…. drum roll please… my face of the day! You may think that I’m going out clubbing or to a wedding or a special event… alas, I was just watching Shaaanxo on YouTube and felt like having a play around. The only place I’m going today is most likely the supermarket, and no I wouldn’t recommend this one for school (if you’re a teacher or student) mainly because of the excessively long lashes. Continue reading

Bangin’ bronze buys

Summer, a time for chillin’ out max and relaxin’ all cool and obviously getting our bronze glow on. Apologies in advance… this post is not about fake tan – although that will be coming soon I promise you. It’s about what I like to think of as fake tan’s little sister – the bronzer. Dun.. dun… duuuun. I am hoping that sounded a little ominous because I don’t know about you, but I used to be a little bit scared of bronzer – and for good reason! Bronzer is scary! Especially for us pale-faced babes, a good bronzer can be hard to find. You can end up looking muddy, orange or if you’re lucky – like a muddy, orange disco ball!

In this post I will be sharing with you my go-to bronzers, the ones I grab for on a regular basis. These bronzers work for my pale skin, but they will also look lovely on other skin tones too.

NARS Laguna Benefit Hoola NYX Taupe Too Faced Milk Chocolate

Top left: NARS ‘Laguna”  ($58NZD), Top right: Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer in ‘Milk Chocolate’ ($39.40AUD)

Bottom left: NYX Blush in ‘Taupe‘ ($12NZD approx), Bottom right: Benefit ‘Hoola’ ($53NZD)

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