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Friday, 26 August 2011

MAC Lipstick Collection : LIP SWATCHES

I've posted a new video showing lip swatches of my collection of MAC Lipsticks- don't you find them more helpful than a hand swatch?  What's your favourite MAC Lipstick shade ever?

Hope you're having a great day,

Jodi x0


Saturday, 20 August 2011

Easy, Casual Saturday FOTD

This would have to take the record for the week for simplicity and speed. A really nice casual look perfect for the weekend. I'm always trying to remind myself to use my products in a way that's not my usual way, and using just a Paint Pot on the lids without topping with shadow is a nice, simple way to use the MAC Paint Pot in it's simplest form (also trying to remember to try Constructivist as a liner).
Got to say it was such a pleasure to rip out the MAC Face & Body- it really is a unique product that gives a lovely sheen for a warm day when you don't want too much and you can leave the setting powder and have just a lovely, natural luster finish. LOVE it, and on an early perfect spring day, I have a suspicion it may end up being a huge summer HG fave for me at a guess...

FACE
Australis Primer
MAC Face & Body Foundation
Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer
Soleil Tan de Chanel
MAC Lustre Drops- Pink Rebel
Inglot Liquid Blush- #64
By Terry de Rose liquid blush- Coral Rose
BYS Baked Blush- Peachy

EYES
Brows MAC ES- Charcoal Brown & Omega
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
MAC Paint Pot - Rubenesque
Maybelline Gel Liner- Brown
Maybelline eyeshadow (mahogany-type shade from a random quad)
Loreal Volume Million Lashes mascara

LIPS:
NYX Megashine Gloss- Beige

Friday, 19 August 2011

FRIDAY FOTD & EOTD

Broke out another neglected palette today, this time from Nyx's Runway Collection: Mysterious Brown Eyes (don't even get me started on the name!- urgh!). I think I first heard about this palette from lollipop26 - oh how I miss her in her last incarnation- all beautified. Wonder whatever happened with her before she went to the fashion side... Cosmetic junkie stalkers?.....

Anyway was very happy to rediscover this baby- will use that green next time- it's the reason I got it!!!


FACE
Laura Mericer Mineral Powder Foundation
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer Palette
Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer- Light/Medium
Bare Minerals Well Rested
MAC Blunt
NYX Powder Blush - Natural
TheBalm Mary Lou-manizer Highlighter


EYES
Brows: MAC ES- Charcoal Brown & Omega
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
NYX Runway Collection 10 Palette- Mysterious Brown Eyes
Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Gel Eyeliner in Black
Maybelline Stylish Smokes Natural Smokes Brown to blend out liner on upper lashline
Prestige My Brow Duo crayon pencil
Sephora Lash Plumper Mascara


LIPS
Loreal Lipstick- Beige on the Bias
NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss- Spongecake


Make yours a beautiful day! Jodi xo








MY LATEST VID on UTES

I am loving my new Bella Pierre Shimmer 9-Stack in Bella- so much that I have Serenity & Pandera on their way- hope to get them Monday. Here I show one of the amazing colours in the stack- funny that of all the colours in this stack, this is the least impressive with dry application. Totally amazing and versatile over a base, over colour bases and wet- WOW!

This is also the first time I've used photos at the start, and a music intro and fadeout, thanks to my super-talented hubster Mr T for that! Love ya baby!

Enjoy the show! J xo



Thursday, 18 August 2011

WEDNESDAY FOTD & EOTD

Totally in love with my new Shimmer 9-Stack from Bella Pierre in Bella, I created this lovely look and will post the video 'tutorial' very soon. Was also really nice to use the MAC Wonder Woman MSF- I've neglected her and her packaging is just too cute to go lonely! This one's for you Linda Carter and the awe and admiration I had for you as a 5 year old little girl...


FACE
Make Up For Ever Matt Velvet+ Foundation
Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer - Light / Medium
Bare Minerals Well Rested
Make Up For Ever Professional HD Powder
MAC Wonder Woman Mineralize SkinFinish- Pink Power

EYES
Brows- MAC Charcoal Brown & Omega ES
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow Liner- Skinny Jeans
Wet n Wild Color Icon ES- Brule
NARS Laguna Bronzer
Bella Pierre Shimmer 9-Stack- Bella
MAC Carbon ES
Prestige Intensity Eyeliner Pencil- Bold Brown
Loreal Volume Million Lashes Mascara

LIPS
Revlon Colorburst Lipstick- Blush
Revlon Super Lustrous Gloss- Lilac Pastelle






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Drugstore Recommendations & Priceline Specials

THURSDAY FOTD & EOTD

Broke out my neglected Sleek Sunset palette after recommending it in my Drugstore recommendations video and fell in love again- so many lovely pinky, coppery, Bronzer shades and a great, pigmented black to boot!

FACE:
Australis Primer (enjoying this)
Make Up For Ever Matt Velvet+ Foundation
Bobbi Brown Corrector
Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer
Bare Minerals Well Rested
The Balm Mary Lou-Manizer
BYS Baked Blush in Peachy

EYES:
Brows: MAC Charcoal Brown & Omega ES
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Wet n Wild Color Icon ES- Brule
Sleek Sunset Palette
BYS Liquid Eyeliner
Loreal Volume Million Lashes Mascara

LIPS:
Stila Lip Glaze- Mulberry

Monday, 15 August 2011

PURPLE SPLASH EOTD

I'm in love with the vibrant purple shade in my new Models Prefer Professional Mineral Eyeshadow Duo. Used as a liner with a neutral eye, it's the perfect pop of colour that's still OK for a daytime / office look. Love.

(BROWS: MAC Charcoal Brown & Omega ES)
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
MAC Paintpot- Bare Study
Models Prefer Professional Mineral Duo- Rocker Chic (lid and liner)
Wet n Wild Color Icon Trio in Sweet As Candy (brown shade in crease)
Wet n Wild Color Icon ES- Brule
Sephora eyeshadow- Aspen Summit
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on pencil- Zero
MAC Eyeshadow- Carbon
Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara
Prestige Brow Crayon (waterline)

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

WEDNESDAY FOTD & EOTD

Here's a really neutral daytime look with liner around entire eye. Simple and office-appropriate!

Hope you have a beautiful day!

Jodi xo

FACE
Laura Mercier Silk Creme foundation
Natio Pure Minerals Eye Brightener
Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer- 0-1.0
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
MAC MSF - By Candlelight
Benefit Bella Bamba blush
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder- Peach Glow

EYES
Brows- Maybelline Expert Wear Brow pencil- Light Brown
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
MAC Paintpot- Constructivist
NYX Nude on Nude S119 palette
Urban Decay 24/7 pencil- Bourbon
Prestige My Blackest Lashes mascara

LIPS
MAC Lip Pencil- Stripdown
MAC Lipstick- Hug Me

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

TUESDAY FOTD& EOTD

Tried my Rocker Chick eye look with grays and more subtle eyeliner that still meets in the inner corner but less severe. Happy with the way this came out- still dramatic but OK for work.

Have a beautiful day,
Jodi xo


FACE
Arbonne Makeup Primer
Make Up For Ever Matt Velvet+ Foundation
Natio Pure Mineral Eye Brightener
Make Up For Ever Camouflage Cream #15
Bare Minerals Multitasking Well Rested
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Vegas Strip
Milani Baked Blush- Dolce Pink


EYES:
Brows- MAC Omega and Charcoal Brown ESs
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Maybelline Stylish Smokes quad- Charcoal Smokes
MAC ESs- Handwritten, Folie, Wedge, Carbon
Urban Decay 24/7 pencil- Bourbon
Bobbi Brown Longlasting Gel Liner- Chocolate Shimmer Ink
Make Up For Ever Smokey Lash mascara


LIPS:
Rimmel 1000 Kisses lipliner- Cappuccino
Loreal lipstick- Fairest Nude
Inglot AMC Lipgloss- #542

Friday, 5 August 2011

FRIDAY FOTD & EOTD

FUN WITH PAINT POTS!

Decided to use MAC Paint Pots for inner corner, lid and crease today applied and blended out with a single #217 brush. Happy with the result.


FACE:
MAC Pro LongWear foundation
Natio Eye Illuminator
Ester Lauder DoubleWear Concealer
Physicians Formula Happy Booster Powder- Beige
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
MAC MSF - By Candlelight
Lancome Color Focus Palette blush #2


EYES:
Brows- Maybelline ExpertWear Light Brown pencil
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
MAC Paint Pot - Bare Study (inner cnr)
MAC Paint Pot- Rubenesque (lid)
MAC Paint Pot- Constructivist (crease)
Wet n Wild Brule Eyeshadow (browbone)
Urban Decay 24/7 pencil - Stray Dog
Urban Decay 24/7 pencil- Zero
Lancome Color Focus Palette- plum and Gold ES
Prestige My Blackest Lashes mascara


LIPS:
NYX Round Lipstick- Copper Brown
Tarina Tarantino Brilliant Lipgloss- Barrette
(beautiful combination)

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

ASOS Bargain

Love this dress so much! My first time using asos.com, I've gotta say I LOVE the free shipping, which arrived within about 2 weeks to Australia.This dress fit perfectly and was well-represented on the site. I love the variety, and the feature that allows you to see the clothing on the catwalk to get a good feel for the way in behaves on your body.

Now I can't wait for the weather to be warm enough so I can wear it. Will be checking out this site for sale bargains from now on, definitely- two big thumbs up.

Have a great day, Jodi xo

Image 1 of ASOS Ponti Pencil Dress with Pockets

http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Ponti-Pencil-Dress-with-Pockets/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=667555&cid=8799&Rf-200=4&sh=0&pge=2&pgesize=20&sort=-1&clr=Black

WEDNESDAY FOTD & EOTD

Wanted to try wet application of this recently purchased Models Prefer Mineral Eyeshadow duo. Colours are very muted. Good I guess for both winter and work!

FACE
Arbonne Makeup Primer
Make Up For Ever Matt Velvet+ foundation-
Natio Pure Mineral Eye Brightener
Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer
Physicians Formula Happy Booster Pressed Powder- Beige
Bourjois Bronzing Powder- #51
MAC MSF- By Candelight
Australis Paparazzi Perfect HD Blush- Screen Siren

EYES
Brows- Maybelline ExpertWear pencil- Light Brown
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Models Prefer Mineral Eyeshadow duo- Work It
MAC eyeshadow- Wedge
MAC eyeshadow- Handwritten
MAC eyeshadow- Sumptuous Olive
Urban Decay eyeshadow- Mildew
Urban Decay eyeshadow- Maui Wowie
Urban Decay 24/7 pencil- Mildew
Urban Decay 24/7 pencil- Zero
Sephora Volumizing mascara

LIPS:
Elf Lipstain & Gloss duo- Bombshell

Wishing you a spectacular day!
Jodi xo

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

TUESDAY FOTD & EOTD

Time for a neutral look today as I want to play with something more colorful on the lips today.

FACE:
Arbonne Makeup Primer
Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse Foundation- 240 Natural Beige
Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer- Ivory Light 2-3.5
Bare Minerals Multitasking- Well Rested
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural- Medium Plus
Bourjois Bronzing Powder #51
MAC Lustre Drops- Pink Rebel
Stila Complete Classic Look talking palette- Convertible Color- (no shade name)

EYES:
Brows- MAC Wedge eyeshadow
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Stila Complete Classic Look talking palette (all 3 shades)
MAC Phloof Eyeshadow
MAC Club Eyeshadow (to line upper lash line)
Make Up For Ever Smokey Lash mascara

LIPS:
NARS Manhunt lipstick
NARS Ophelia lipgloss
Ulta lip pencil- Mink

Monday, 1 August 2011

MONDAY FOTD & EOTD

I bought a heavily discounted Lancome eyeshadow palette from allcosmeticswholesale.com a while back and wanted to show it some love, as well as my poor, neglected Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer. It's been open for quite some time and I suspected it may apply very dry and crumbly, but it seriously was perfectly blended with a large concealer brush and fairly minimal effort. The shade Light is a perfect colour right now for my undereye too. I can see why this is such a popular favourite.

FACE:
Make Up For Ever Matt Velvet+ foundation
Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer- Light
Bare Minerals Multi-tasking Well Rested
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural- Medium Plus
Benefit 10 Bronzer & Highlight
Estee Lauder Signature Blush- Peach Nuance

EYES:
Brows- MAC Charcoal Brown eyeshadow
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Lancome Color Focus Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Carbon eyeshadow
Physician's Formula shimmer strips gel liner trio for Brown Eyes (brown)
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on pencil in Rockstar
Prestige My Blackest Lashes

LIPS:
Designer Brands Lip Pencil - Baby Rose
Loreal Nutrishine lipstick in Shiny Grapefruit