Straight No Chaser: Chop Shop, Braddon

Just when you thought that Lonsdale St couldn’t get any more hipster, they crowded funded an arts and music space in an abandoned warehouse called the Chop Shop.

 

 

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Posted by on Nov 10th, 2014 in Food and Drink, Photo Diary | 0 comments.


Face of Australia Lip Paint: Review and Swatches

Face of Australia Lip Paint: Review and Swatches

 

I was expecting something along the lines of the OCC Lip Tars when I first saw the press release on the limited edition Lip Paints, but it is quite a different product. Rather than a opaque liquid lipstick, the Lip Paints are a non- sticky gloss stain with a cushiony jellyish texture that reminds me a little of the Becca Ultimate Colour Glosses. Face Of Australia has done well with these Lip Paints, and I hope that they make this  line permanent.

Except for Nude Nymph, all the shades will leave a stain, which prolongs the wear time of the product. The glossiness fades after an hour or so, but the stain lingers longer- the darkest shade, Very Berry, leaves a gorgeous deep wine coloured stain that lasts for around 4 hours. The product wears off evenly, and the stain left behind when the gloss fades is soft and diffuse.

 

Face of Australia Lip Paint: Review and Swatches

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Posted by on Oct 30th, 2014 in Lip Gloss, Reviews, Swatches, Uncategorized | 0 comments.


Jurlique Nutri- Define with Biosome5: Facial Serum and Day Cream Reviewed

  Jurlique Nutri- Define with Biosome5: Facial Serum and Day Cream Reviewed  

 

It was Maria who suggested that I try the new Nutri-Define range by Jurlique when we were having dinner together. I had seen the press release a month or so earlier but I was trialling so many other things that I didn’t really have a proper read of the details. You HAVE to try Nutri-Define, it is UNBELIEVABLE – she said. So I did.

I was really curious after reading the press information about their use of liposomes in this line.  Liposomes are well known as a drug-delivery system. As a tiny bubble- like structure with a lipid outer layer encapsulating your chosen substance, it traverses the top layers of the skin more effectively than the substance on it’s own. Liposomes are becoming more common in cosmeceuticals for delivery of  skin care actives, and now Jurlique has entered the game with their new luxury Nutri-Define line- which uses liposome technology to encapsulate their 5 anti-aging extracts- rosemary, horseradish, mulberry, peppermint, and glycogen.

 

Jurlique Nutri- Define with Biosome5: Facial Serum and Day Cream Reviewed

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Posted by on Oct 28th, 2014 in Reviews, Skincare | 0 comments.

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Metallic Sunset Eyes: Gucci S/S 2014 inspired FOTD

Metallic Sunset Eyes: Gucci S/S 2014 inspired FOTD

 

As you can probably tell from my knit on knit attire, it was not spring at the time that I took these FOTD photos- it was in the middle of winter, making it 2 months floundering in my drafts folder (bad, bad blogger!). The colours are good for spring/summer though! Molten metallics aren’t part of my usual neutral (*ahem* boring) repertoire, so I thought it would be fun to try something like the golden burgundy reddish eye look that Pat McGrath created for Gucci Spring/Summer 2014 fashion week.

I adapted it to be more wearable for every day by adding eyeliner and using a slightly more muted shade of reddish burgundy.

Guccimetallicgoldredeyes Gold and red burgundy eyeshadow makeup look

Gold and red burgundy eyeshadow makeup look

 

 

Eyes:

- Too Faced Shadow Insurance to prime

- MAC pigment in Gold applied with a flat brush to the central upper lid area, stopping before the crease, then blended inwards.

- Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita quad: I used the burgundy shade blended in the outer V and dragged outwards towards the temples. I also applied some of this shade in the outer 1/3rd of the bottom lashline.

- MAC Mystery eyeshadow (dark matte brown) blended just above the lashline on the top lid, and just below the lashline on the bottom lid in the outer third to deepen the colour in the outer V area.

Cheeks:

- light dusting of Illamasqua Naked Rose blusher

Lips:

- L’Oreal Shine Caresses in Lolita

 

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