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Monday, 30 December 2013

25,000 Youtube Hugs

Today, Goo Roo Beauty hit a major milestone on YouTube- with 25,000 YouTube beauty enthusiasts now subscribed to my channel.

I'm so proud of what I've put into my channel and what I've achieved, and most of all so pleased to interact with all of you lovely beauties who have spent your precious time watching, subscribing, rating and commenting on my videos (and also Facebook and Instagram too!).

While it's come a long way and I've put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into ensuring my videos are continuously improving in terms of quality, content and relevance, there is still much I want to do for Goo Roo Beauty to be all I want it to be.

Thank you for joining me in this fun! I look forward to making many more videos for you in 2014, and I wish you, your family and your loved ones a very special 2014 starting off with safe, joyful celebrations in the next day or so.

Much love, hugs and thanks,

- Jodi xo

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Today's Little Beauty Luxuries

Today's Little Luxuries: Dior Healthy Glow Awakening Blush- Rosy Glow, Guerlain Meteorites Perles - Teint Beige, Diorific Golden Winter Collection Lipstick (Holiday 2013) - 041 Etoile, Diorskin Forever Flawless Perfection Fusion Makeup SPF25- 031, Diorskin Nude Tan Paradise Duo - 002 Coral Glow, Dior Couture 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette- 634 Golden Flower, Shiseido Perfect Foundation Brush

Wanted to post a little more information about the gorgeous products I pulled out to wear today to share with you what I'm loving and my thoughts:

1. Dior Healthy Glow Awakening Blush- Rosy Glow
This is meant to be one of those heat-activated products, whereby the shade will 'enhance' and develop in time after application, depending on the skin tone and type it's being applied to. For some strange reason, the tester on counter often looks white, nothing like the shocking pink in the compact. I loved this shade on my today and would thoroughly recommend you check this out!

2. Guerlain Meteorites Perles - Teint Beige
A gorgeous retro glam container of beautiful little brightening pearls, I thought this was a complete miss for me when I first bought it (mainly originally since it was $90- on sale from it's original $115 at Myer at an after-Christmas sale and I wanted to know if it was worth the hype). I was saddened originally as I couldn't see much of a difference when I applied it- providing no coverage and certainly not mattifying. Now that my acne is mostly under control and my pigmentation has been reduced due to a diligent skincare and some almighty products, I can appreciate the more subtle, finer points of some makeup products, including the beautiful sheen this product provides to the skin- enhancing the foundation I've applied this over with an ethereal glow. This does help to make foundation stay longer, and smoothes everything out, giving me a lovely healthy glow. Using all Guerlain products for me is absolute pure luxury and I find myself completely turned around on this product- so glad I kept it! Best news is that Guerlain has recently reduced their prices (substantially) in Australia- this little piece of paradise is now $AU70 down from $AU115. Almost seems like a bargain ; )

3. Diorific Golden Winter Collection Lipstick (Holiday 2013) - 041 Etoile
This is a heavy-duty lipstick- providing good, solid coverage, and a simply gorgeous nude shade that also has some dimension, a hint of peach to it and upon handswatch a bit of shimmer, that doesn't translate to the lips in much of a noticeable way. I SIMPLY LOVE THIS SHADE- my new favourite nude!

4. Diorskin Forever Flawless Perfection Fusion Makeup SPF25- 031
Love this foundation. It applies beautifully and takes minimal effort to blend seamlessly into the skin. It provides a lovely medium to full, buildable coverage and the 031 shade is an almost perfect match for my NC25 skin (a tad darker, but will be 100% perfect with some self tanning in the upcoming summer months). Despite the lovely coverage, the finish is pretty natural, giving a beautiful finish that doesn't scream "My face is covered in makeup!!!" even though it totally is. Longevity and SPF to boot- this is a goodie!

5. Diorskin Nude Tan Paradise Duo - 002 Coral Glow
Not sure if this one is /was limited edition, but a lovely complement to the Diorskin Tan compacts- this is such a gorgeous bronze shade (didn't use the blush side today). I love that you can chuck this in your bag and be covered for bronzer or blush- such gorgeous beautiful shades, separate AND together. So glad I picked this one up!

6. Dior Couture 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette- 634 Golden Flower
Part of the same Holiday 2013 Golden Winter Collection, this is a universally inoffensive collection of shades, unless you dislike a bit of shimmer, glitter and shine (which is what you get if you hit the middle of this palette), but the others are simply gorgeous, complement each other very very well and I couldn't be happier with this product- adore!

7. Shiseido Perfect Foundation Brush
I used this to apply my Diorskin foundation today and adore the feel of this brush as it applies the perfect 'resistance' to really push and blend the product in, but is so soft to the touch where the bristle meets the face. I loved the way this seamlessly blended in the product quickly, despite it's relatively small surface size, and the short handle gives very good control over application. Love that you can sweep with this product for a lighter coverage,then stipple for extra coverage where you need it. I bought this recently as part of a holiday gift set at the Shiseido counter at Myer / David Jones. For the regular cost of the brush alone ($AU49), you also get a deluxe size of the eye and lip makeup remove, a mini mascara and a mini lip pencil- great value and a good chance to check out some products from the line that I wouldn't normally try. Thanks Aysh- msgoddessintraining for the encouragement- it's a brilliant deal!

What is your favourite luxury beauty product? Love to hear from you!

NEW Australis Velourlips Matte Lip Creams

Australis Velourlips Matte Lip Creams (Top - Bottom): Par-ee, Tok-i-o, Ny-cee

I recently received 3 of the 5 available shades of the NEW Australis Velourlips (pictured above) and wanted to let you know how I've been enjoying them- they get a HUGE thumbs up!

The shades shown in the picture above are from top: Par-ee, Tok-i-o, and Ny-cee. There is also a bright pink and a bright coral available to round out the set of 5 that should be coming to a Priceline / Kmart near you soon for $9.95 each. 

I love that these are so similar to the Nyx Soft Matte Lip Creams (with the red even reminding me of the Lime Crime Velveteens)-
  • the shades are opaque
  • they apply easily with a doe-foot applicator
  • apply as a mousse-like consistency
  • they set to a fully matte finish after 5 minutes
  • relatively long lasting, but will disappear from the centre of your mouth, necessitating reapplication
  • may be drying / too matte for some (not for me!)
  • can be mixed with glosses and balms
  • can be mixed with each other for different colour combinations
  • great colour range
Those with dry lips will find these too drying, but I do suggest you try this over a balm or mixed in (gloss over the top works well too).

Unlike Lime Crime and Nyx (until very recently whereby Nyx will now be found in Target Australia stores nation-wide) they are very easily accessible and at $AU9.95 don't burn a huge hole in your pocket. Many Pricelines are still yet to get stock in, and they are very quickly selling out. Stay patient and you'll be able to have a play soon!

What's your favourite colour from the range?

- Jodi xo

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Copper EOTD inspired by Sharon Farrell

Today's look is inspired by a 2011 YouTube Tutorial ( by Sharon Farrell, a wonderfully talented and beautiful makeup artist currently living in Sydney.

The video featured a look perfect for blue or green eyes since copper and amber shades contrast with those eye colours off so beautifully and really make them pop.

A good lesson though for those of us with brown eyes- we can seriously pull anything off it you ask me! Also, YouTube is such a fantastic resource for ideas and inspiration. Was so happy to come across this gorgeous look and to try it today.

Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream for Oily Skin
Australis Gold Highlighter (Liquid)
Laura Mercier Baked Blush & Bronzer- Ritual
Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour- Wild Bouquet
Laura Mercier Bronzing Powder- Golden Bronze
Giorgio Armani Master Corrector #1
Estée Lauder Maximum Cover Camouflage Foundation (undereyes)- #03 Creamy Vanilla
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder- #02
Maybelline SuperStay 24hour Waterproof Pressed Powder- Nude
Caudalie Beauty Elixir

Anastasia Brow Duo
MAC Paint- Bare Canvas
MAC Eyeshadow- Vanilla
MAC Eyeshadow- Expensive Pink
MAC Eyeshadow- Embark
Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner- Blackest Black
MAC Eyeshadow- Carbon
Laura Mercier Faux Lashes Mascara

MAC Lip Pencil- Spice
MAC Lipstick- Shy Girl

Thanks Sharon for a beautiful inspiration- I could watch your gorgeous blue eyes all day!

Wishing you all a gorgeous day,

- Jodi xo

Saturday, 6 July 2013

New In-Store! Lots of new Makeup Items!

Hi beautiful chickies- 

Hope you're having a fabulous weekend so far.

New vid uploaded to YouTube featuring some recently discovered NEW Beauty Products from Priceline, Chanel, Laura Mercier, Chanel and much more! I'm really enjoying some of these items so far!

What new products have you been enjoying lately?

-  Jodi xoxo 

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Friday, 5 July 2013

Daytime FOTD with Pink Lips

Long time no see!

Today's Look:

Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream for oily skin with 2% Salicylic Acid- LOVING for Matte Finish, Medium coverage and ultra-smoothing on the pores
Laura Mercier Camouflage Concealer Duo SC2
Ben Nye Luxury Banana Powder
Chanel Les Beiges Powder #50 (contour)
Illamasqua Naked Rose Blush
Laura Mercier Golden Bronze Bronzer (bronzing shimmer highlight)
Caudalie Beauty Elixir (love)

MAC Brow Pencil- Fling
Maybelline 24hr Color Tattoo- Barely Branded (now Priceline $11.95)
Lorac Unzipped Eyeshadow Palette
Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner- Blackest Black
Dior & theBalm mascaras

Rimmel Apocalips- Nova

Have a beautiful weekend- Jodi xo

Monday, 4 February 2013

My Latest Beauty Videos

Hi girls!

Hope your February has been off to a good start!

Just a quick one to make sure you've seen my latest vids! (click on the titles):

click here for a swatchfest of this Chi Chi palette compared with swatches and a LOOK on the eye using Urban Decay Naked as well as MUA (Make Up Academy's) Undressed Palette. If that doesn't help you decide between them, nothing will! 

and finally,

Plenty more to come this month- stay tuned and have a fantastic month!

- Jodi xo