Hollywood Retro

/ Tuesday, 2 September 2014 /

The hollywood retro glam look seems like it's the toughest thing to pull off on this planet, which is probably why celebrities make it look so effortless.  I came to realise this weekend, that it isn't all that bad.  I had 30 minutes to complete, my hair and makeup for a friends 21st, because as usual I was running late.  I'd been researching weeks before trying to see if there was a magic trick which where I could just wave a make up brush around like a wand and poof i'd turn into an old school hollywood celebrity.  Easier said than done.  I did however manage to pull something off, and here's how I did it.

My ultimate goal is to always have a nice an even base to work with.  I used By Terry's Sheer Expert Cover in shade 9 along the t-zone then covered my under eyes and any spots which Estee Lauder's Double Wear Stay in Place Concealer.  For blush I used Nars Deep Throat on the apples of my cheeks to add some colour into an otherwise pale face.  That was the face done, it was extremely quick and gave the desired effect of a nice and even skin tone.

Second on the list was eyes which I kept very neutral.  I lined the tops of my lids with Bobbi Brown's Gel Eyeliner in Black, and used Bobbi Browns Cream Eyeshadow in Sandy Gold.  Next was mascara!  I curled my eyelashes with the Laura Mercier Eyelash Curler (a new addition, which i'm loving) and applied Maybelline Full and Soft Waterproof Mascara and Estee Lauder's Sumptuous Extreme Waterproof Mascara, layering both to give me a falsies effect but without the hassle.

Lastly, was the lips, the most important part of putting together a retro glam hollywood look.  I used the Hourglass Rouge Opaque Lipstick in Icon (my new favourite red).  It was the perfect shade to attain the retro look, and damn I wish I had bought it sooner.  A quick swipe on the lips and I was ready to go and get my party on!

The make up look itself didn't take too long, which I was extremely impressed with.  I can't say the same about the hair though.  It was painstakingly slow to curl little sections of hair, but the overall effect was probably my favourite hair look of all time.  For an easy guide to this hair look I used The Beauty Departments tutorial, which i'll link here.

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Not So Newbies On The Block

/ Tuesday, 12 August 2014 /
Hey guys, so...it's been a while.  Don't kill me!  I have a post!

So as you may have realised i've been incognito for the past month, and there is a good reason for that. You see people I was at a wedding, which covered two weeks (thats how us Indian's role) and then I had heaps of family over from overseas prior to that (due to the wedding).  It's been a crazy time.  Not to mention the weekend stint to Melbourne.  Yes people I went to Melbourne (my thoughts will be relayed in a post).

As of late i've been searching high and low on the Internet for the perfect outfit for a friends Moulin Rouge themed birthday.  I'm not going to lie, blood sweat and tears has been put into the preparation for this outfit.  Alright i'm getting a bit ahead of myself, more like endless nights of window shopping on the net.  Whilst perusing the net, however, I have come across three brands which I think all Australian's need to be privy too.  They need to embrace them, love them, and just stare in awe.  Enjoy this visual orgasm you are about to receive. 




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Chanel Musings

/ Monday, 5 May 2014 /

If there is one high end designer that everyone covets, it's got to be Chanel.  There's something about this brand and the people behind it that really speak out to people.  Which is why this monday's musings are about Chanel, and everything about it.  Enjoy!

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Impulse Buys

/ Friday, 2 May 2014 /

| Tigerlily Dress | Decjuba Knit | Seed Sandals (Similar Here) | Thomas Sabo Ring | Pandora Rings |

Impulse buys have become a serious ailment in my life.  I just can't help myself when I see something pretty on the hanger.  This outfit post is an ode to this self inflicted bankruptcy.  Think of it as a silver lining, to an otherwise seriously addictive habit.  Tigerlily is my kryptonite, and almost everyone that knows me can attest to this fact.  Therefore, the minute I stepped into Tigerlily on my lunch break, it was enivtable that I would come out with a shopping bag in hand. Now what can I say about this dress.  It's beautiful, a winter maxi which can be transitioned to any season.  It can be dressed up and down, I have the perfect shoes for a luncheon (now if only someone would have a luncheon).  I fell head over heels people, it was love at first sight.  There was so much love, I even wore it on the day I bought it, a nice dinner with my sister in Manly.  The perfect place to embrace the inner boho within me and let it be free.  Do you like?

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Shoe Cult

/ Wednesday, 30 April 2014 /

| One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six |

I know I have a problem, it's all good though, because i've come to terms with it an so should you.  Yes people I have a shoe addiction.  I'm pretty sure half the population (especially the girls) do too.  In fact i'm proud of my shoe addiction, because it means I have no self control when I buy pretty shoes.  Who would want self control when buying shoes anyway.  You'd hardly have any choices, because yes you do need 20 pairs of black heels, it's common knowledge.  Therefore, with this addiction in mind it's only common sense to show you my current shoe wish list.  All these lovelies are from Shoe Cult, my new therapy session.  Enjoy!

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