My Makeup Brush Collection – Not a single brush over twenty bucks!

makeup brush collage Here are three things I know about makeup brushes:

One – they can make a huge difference to the finished look of your makeup.

Two – they are can super expensive even though they just look like little paintbrushes.

Three – I have quite a few of them, to be exact I have 48 (don’t worry that surprised/shocked me too)

When I first got into makeup I hardly ever used a brush, apart from applying eye shadow with those terrible double ended cotton bud looking things (do they even really deserve to be called makeup brushes?!?) Now I use many brushes for every kind of makeup application i’m doing, no makeup makeup, big night out makeup, work makeup – no matter what, the brushes are always involved. In the past I used my fingers to spread my foundation on my face, I hate thinking about that now. Sure I still use my fingers a little to dab and blend, but not to actually cover my face. I never realized how bad using hands and fingers on your face can be for pimples and things like that either – and I use to have quite bad skin, coincidence? Maybe?

As I mentioned I have a selection of brushes to choose from in my collection, and although I am totally pro brushes I have always refused to pay a lot for them. Continue reading



New Velourlips Shades in Store now!

new velourlips

You heard right, the new Velourlips are in stock and in stores now all over NZ! I don’t know about you, but as a huge fan of the original shades and formula I have been counting down the days till these hit the shelves in Famers. These new shades are even more exciting as include a few of my favourite shades of pink. Same long lasting product, smooth texture, fabulous matte look and still a great price! There are five new shades in total, Ho-Chee-Min, Hon-o-loo-loo, Lun-Dun, Mi-a-me and Mil-a-no.

I was lucky enough to get my hands on two of these babies last week and wore both shades over the weekend. Please don’t ask me to pick a favourite, as I just can’t! They are both so nice and lovely and yup, I’m obsessed.Β  Continue reading



Getting your Brow Game on

 

brow products

2014 has been the year of brow game, like seriously just all about the brows. Personally I couldn’t be happier as I have always been a big advocate for bold brows. I really do believe that they frame the face and I also think that they can make a face look more youthful. Of course along side the brow trend of 2014 there has been an explosion of eye brow products bursting on to the makeup market, and I have tried a significantly large proportion of them. Today I’d like to share my most favourite and most often used brow products with you all along with a few tips.

β™₯ Tip #1 –Β  I get my brows shaped and tinted pretty regularly, around once a month. The tinting really helps the shape of my brows because the hairs at the end of my eyebrows are very light making my brows appear quite short. And the shaping just keeps them Continue reading



My purple lipstick picks from the winter season

5 purple lipsticks One of my favourite parts of winter was the amazing purple lipsticks which came with the colder weather. Although I also really liked the trend of vampy darker lips along with bold browns (think Wicked and Salem – Lime Crime Velvetines), purple just works for me best! With purple lips becoming a popular trend there have been so many to choose from, so I have pulled together my favourite 5 purple lipsticks of the season – covering a range of brands, prices and availability. Continue reading