First Date Makeup… (or not): FOTD feat. NARS Chihuahua Lip Gloss

It’s ridiculous of me to think I can suggest a makeup look for anyone’s first date.

Everyone has a different style, and I think that you should look like yourself on a date- and if you’re into bold, crazy makeup looks every other day, your first date shouldn’t be any different. And god knows I haven’t had a ‘first date’ for years…

But I can’t think of another title for this post- so it stays. 🙂


FOTD feat. NARS Chihuahua lipgloss

FOTD feat. NARS Chihuahua lipgloss


I was delighted to rediscover an unopened NARS Chihuahua lipgloss that I had purchased over 6 months ago totally forgotten about (it was languishing in my basket of things I needed to photograph and review). For the past week or so I have been using this pretty much every day, and I can’t believe I ever lived without it.

NARS Chihuahua lip gloss is a medium petal pink which is pigmented enough to show up quite well on my darkish lips, and is one of the few light pinks out there that don’t make me look like a hooker (always a plus on a date!). It’s non-sticky, feels luxuriously cushiony on the lips, and has a pretty decent wear time for a light coloured gloss.


NARS Chihuahua lip gloss

NARS Chihuahua lip gloss

FOTD feat. NARS Chihuahua lipgloss

First Date Makeup... (or not): FOTD feat. NARS Chihuahua Lip Gloss


FOTD makeup breakdown:


Two Faced Shadow Insurance to prime lids.

– MAC Quite Natural Paint Pot (swatched here) smudged on mobile lid to crease.

– MAC Omega eyeshadow to blend out harsh edges

– Fyrinnae ‘Beholder’ (the perfect PERFECT taupe) on top of the paint pot, on mobile lid. swatched here.

Stila Smudgepot Matte Brown to line bottom lashline (nothing on waterline for once)

– Urban Decay ‘Buck’ eyeshadow from Naked Palette (reviewed here) smudged underneath the Stila Smudgepot.

– Urban Decay ‘Sin’ eyeshadow (shimmery pink champagne) from Naked palette on inner corners.

– Bobbi Brown gel liner in ‘Ink’ to line top lashline.


– MAC ‘Golden’ Bronzer to contour
– MAC ‘Gingerly‘ Blush on apples


– NARS Chihuahua lipgloss


NARS Chihuahua lip gloss swatch

NARS Chihuahua lip gloss swatch


What would you wear on a first/second/third date? I’d love to know!

Posted by on Feb 27th, 2012 in FOTD, Lip Gloss, NARS | 0 comments.

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Echolife macrobiotic bath salts!

I’ve been harping on about how much I’ve been loving  these bath salts on twitter, and just wanted to show you guys what they actually look like.




Pretty aren’t they?

I’ve gone from someone who never takes baths, to a bath addict because of these. They are the best thing after a long run, or after someone’s just beat the crap out of you at boxing class. 🙂

Price: Australian Macrobiotic Sea Salt Crystals $14.90 AUD , Magnesium Bath Salts: $29.90 AUD



note: these products were gifts from

Posted by on Feb 26th, 2012 in lifestyle and health, Skincare | 0 comments.

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Posted by on Feb 24th, 2012 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

The Edit: beauty looks from Fall 2012 runways


The Fall Ready To Wear fashion week shows are always my favourites. Here are the beauty looks that have made it into my inspiration folder- hope you enjoy these as much as I did!



Jason Wu RTW Fall 2012


Another reason to pull out my MAC Club eyeshadow, which is currently collecting dust. I realise I haven’t gone anywhere near green/emerald/peacock toned eyeshadows for a long time- and I think that trying this makeup look for a FOTD would be the best way to correct the situation.


Jason Wu RTW Fall 2012 makeup

Jason Wu RTW Fall 2012 makeup says….

Makeup artist Diane Kendal was working within a similar cross section of warrior-meets-old school glamour, which manifested itself into a strong, diffused, emerald-green eye. “It’s Ming dynasty and 1940’s Hollywood,” Kendal said while building up lids using MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Tealo to create a base for its Eye Kohl in Minted, a light green, that she layered through the crease.

To add texture and dimension, Kendal blended MAC Eyeshadow in Club and its Pigment in Kelly Green outward toward the temple before tracing the lash line with its Eye Kohl in Blooz, a dark blue, and a black cream liner to extend the elongated shape of the pigments. “The actual shape is the Hollywood part,” Kendal said of the classic cat’s-eye silhouette. MAC Haute and Naughty Mascara amplified top lashes only, while lips were left bare, save for a touch of its emollient Lip Conditioner.


Jason Wu RTW Fall 2012 makeup

Jason Wu RTW Fall 2012 makeup

Jason Wu RTW Fall 2012 makeup

Jason Wu RTW Fall 2012 makeup

Jason Wu RTW Fall 2012 makeup

Jason Wu RTW Fall 2012 makeup


* Pink Swoon Sheertone Powder Blush — highlights apple of cheek

* MAC Pro Marine Ultra and Landscape Green Chromagraphic Pencils — blended together and smudged into the upper lashline and upwards into the crease
* Minted Eye Kohl — blended into the crease for a highlighting effect
* MAC Pro Kelly Green Pigment and Club Eye shadow — blended over the shape to add texture and dimension to the eye
* Blooz Eye Kohl — sketched into the lashline to extend the eye
* Black Crème Liner — delicately applied to deepen lashes and accentuate the lashline
* Haute & Naughty Black Mascara — applied through the upper lashes

* Lip Conditioner SPF 15 — hydrates and provides the lip with a natural shine


Creatures of the Wind RTW Fall 2012


Love the romantic yet edgy look that NARS created for Creatures of the Wind. Glossy lids FTW!


Creatures of the Wind RTW Fall 2012

Creatures of the Wind RTW Fall 2012


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Burberry Prorsum RTW Fall 2012


The makeup looks on the Burberry Prorsum Fall RTW runways this year looks like they came straight off a Burberry magazine advertisement- you have the taupe brown smokey eye, neutral lips, and a ‘desaturated’, sepia look to the colour palette. So simple but I adore it.


Burberry Prorsum RTW Fall 2012

Burberry Prorsum RTW Fall 2012


keep reading after the jump!


Posted by on Feb 24th, 2012 in Runway | 0 comments.

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Start me up: NARS Gipsy Sheer Lipstick

NARS Gipsy Sheer Lipstick

NARS Gipsy Sheer Lipstick

In the latest instalment of Lipstick Bandit collaboration posts, we’ve decided to lure all the lipgloss addicts out there to the dark side with cookies a great starter lipstick.

NARS Gipsy Sheer Lipstick FOTD

NARS Gipsy Sheer Lipstick FOTD

One of the first lippies I really fell in love with, and one that I think would be a great start to any lipstick collection is NARS Gipsy. It’s a beautiful sheer raspberry with a subtle glossiness- enough colour to brighten up the face but easily wearable for the lipstick shy.

FYI- the rest of the makeup.


– NARS Sheer Glow foundation in Fiji


– Two Faced Shadow Insurance all over lids to prime.

– MAC Quite Natural Paint Pot blended with a finger on mobile lid and a smudged under bottom lash line.

– Urban Decay ‘Buck’ eyeshadow from Naked Palette to blend edges.

– MAC Blacktrack Fluidline to line.


– MAC Posie Blushcreme


-NARS Gipsy Lipstick



For swatches and more, keep reading after the jump!


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