Wednesday, November 23, 2011

EOTD : Basic Neutral Look

Today's post is about a basic neutral eye look created using SAX Eye Delight Eyeshadow Palette* and SAX liquid eyeliner*

I have used eye shadow 'A' from the palette as on over all eye color, with shade 'B' in outer 2/3rd of the eye and shade 'C' in the outer V.

The look was completed with SAX liquid eyeliner ( not shown in the post).

Disclaimer : Item marked with * where sent by PR for consideration

Thursday, November 17, 2011

NOTD / Review : Priti NYC China Pink Tulip

What the Company Says :

Priti NYC Nail Polishes have an organic formula, free from toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DHB) and formaldehyde and do not contain any petroleum ingredients or camphor. These polishes are fast drying, chip resistant, and super glossy, plus they're completely safe for use on children and pregnant women


It has over 138 shades ranging from nudes to intensely colored nail paints.
I wore China Pink Tulip which is fuschia leaning more towards magenta.


It dried to glossy finish and lasted without any chipping for 3 days. Seriously there was no chipping, I had to take it off only because I wanted to wear something new. All I could see after 3 days was small fading at the tips, that's about it.

What I liked about it :
  • The fact that its 3 free
  • The extensive color range
  • The application is like walk in park, 2 coats to opacity and no streaking.
  • The glossy finish of the nail paint
  • Last but not least that there was no chipping even after 3 days.

What I didn't like :

I tried hard to find any negatives, but couldn't find any. Its a winner

Would I Recommend It : Definitely , yes. I can't wait to try more products from this range.

Availability :
Shop Neutral
Shop 6, Prahran Market
163 Commercial Rd
T: 03 9826 4884

EMP Industries Yoga Supplies

1st Floor, 1394-1396 High St


Price : $17.95AUD

Disclaimer : Product sent by PR for consideration. The review is based on my experience.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Yes, I am faking it

Yes, I am faking healthy skin and you ask why
  • cause I am functioning on little sleep
  • cause my skincare routine is all over the place
  • cause my skin has developed a mind and mood of its own
And, my partner in crime is Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation

What Company Website Says

Inspired by the cult Asian market Beauty Balm creams, Skin Base Foundation is a brand new, refined formula unlike anything on the UK market. Easily blendable, it effortlessly creates a perfect complexion, and like the entire Illamasqua foundation range, is undetectable in a professional HD environment. Suitable for all skin types, it smoothes, softens and conditions your skin whilst providing natural, buildable coverage.


The foundation comes in a squeeze bottle packaging which releases just enough product to cover the entire face. Being a squeeze bottle means its hygienic and easy for carrying/using without fear of any germs or spillage. The packaging is also sleek enough to be tucked in handbag, to do touch ups if required


It comes in over 12 shades and I was matched to No 12 , for reference I am NC42 in MAC Studio Fix


The first reaction which I got when I used SBF was "Your skin is looking healthy". This was real big since I had pregnancy pigmentation and dry skin.
I put it to test when I was moving house and wore it with my daily moisturizer. It gave me good coverage resulting in healthy looking skin and yet very natural. The foundation lasted me good 6 hours with no touch ups.

I applied it with my fingers and it has become my go to foundation with its stellar performance
What I Like About It :

  • The fact that I fake healthy skin with it
  • The coverage it had to offer.
  • The staying power of SBF
What I Don't Like About It :
  •   I can't think of anything which I don't like about this product
 Would I Recommend It : Of course yes
Availability : Illamasqua counter in Myer
Price : $66 AUD ( Approx)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Review : Australis Double Decker Eye Duo

What Company website says

Rich highly pigmented metallic eyeshadow cream and ethereal, multidimensional loose powder for luxe eye looks. Contains Beeswax that assists in conditioning the skin


 As the evident from the product name the packaging consists of 2 decks with the bottom one screwed to the top section.
The top section contains the cream component of the duo while the bottom one has loose powder which works perfectly with the cream color


The cream eyeshadow is a beautiful dark chocolate color with very fine copper shimmer.
The loose powder is copper bronze colored. When the cream eyeshadow and the powder are paired together they create a dark chocolate color with copper/bronze shimmer.

Cream + Powder        Powder       Cream


What a genius of product!! Seriously one product and you are able to create an easy but yet impressive eye look. It seems Australis has got a genius in their product ideas team. No more counter filled with endless eye shadows, pigments etc.just one item and you are done.
Now to actual performance, its very easy to use and apply and blends quite well.
The only negative which I observed was creasing, but I think if a good primer is used one can get more hours of wear without creasing.
I could get only 2 hours without creasing with MAC Paint Pot

What I like about it :
  • Color Selection offered by Australis
  • The concept of offering both cream and powder in one package
  • Ease of use
What I don’t like                                                                  

The fact that I couldn’t get longer hours of wear without creasing

Would I recommend it : 

Even though with issues of creasing, I would recommend this, simply because its a good concept and easy to use when short on time.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

EOTD : Flicked Eyeliner

I haven't been wearing makeup for quite sometime so I thought to start with simple eye look.

Please excuse my eyebrows, I am not getting a chance to get them threaded.

I used Australis Double Decker Eye Duo in Supernova Casanova all over my eyes and Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner to upper lashline.
Its a very basic look but a failsafe one.

Products Used:
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC35
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
Australis Double Decker Eye Duo in Supernova Casanova
Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner
MAC Vanilla pigment as highlighter