Thursday, 29 September 2011

Pemily's top six You Tube Guru's

Hey Ladies,

Today I decided to give you guys some info and direction in regards to Makeup Guru's on youtube.
There are plenty more out there but here are my top 6 :) xo

(In no particular order...)

JLovesMac1 - Don't expect a great deal in the way of information but there is enough and it is simple but darn! this girl is HILARIOUS!!

emilynoel83 - Emily is such a sweet heart, she is a News Anchor by day so she speaks very clearly and well and her advice is always fantastic! she isn't only into high end brands so she can give you some great insight to cheaper alternatives.

Pixiwoo - The Pixiwoo sisters are probably my fave :) Nic and Sam are makeup artists so they really know what they are talking about! their tutorials are filmed very clearly and really easy to learn from!

Kickingeese - This girl is so real and funny, once again not a great deal of content but she will make you laugh with her attitude.

Allthatglitters21 - This young lady's career is actually You tube, her and her sister work together on a lot of projects. I find that Allthatglitters21 has great haul videos and speaker well.

missglamorazzi - I love Ingrid :) another fave!! shes so sweet!! I mostly like to watch Ingrid's haul videos she is very passionate.

Who are your fave????

Sunday, 25 September 2011


Hey Hey Lovely Ladies It's time we take it up a notch or two!!! I will be holding a Giveaway contest shortly, Included will be items from Bangkok and Phuket.
If you are familiar with shops such as Beauty Buffet, Oriental Princess, Face Shop etc etc then this is for you!!!
If we can reach 30 subscribers by the 15th of October one lucky person will be winning a beautiful hand picked bunch of goodies that I bring back from Thailand!!!!!!!!!

So come on tell you friends hit Subscribe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(please note image above is purely promotional)



Thursday, 22 September 2011

Results are In!! Favourite Lust Have it Item

The winners: The OPI and Lancome Mascara

thanks to the voters xo

Beauty Box - # 1 (september) Review

Next Up we have my review on the Beauty Box.
I am not going to get into a spill in regards to whether or not I believe certain items should or should not be in the box, I will review them for what they are.

First Up we have the Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil.

In all honesty this is the best! facial product I have ever used, at first I was hesitant of the oil (creasing eye shadows) and the fact that I just had a BAD reaction to some high end product this however is amazing. I have received so many compliments on how great my skin looks.

Score: 10/10

Secondly: YSL top secrets beauty sleep moisturizer

For me personally, I didn't find any beneficial effects with this moisturizer, Nothing bad just not my idea of moisturizing. I also felt the smell was a little too strong, more reminiscent of a body moisturizer.

Score: 5/10

Lust Have it #2 - September Reviews

Hey Ladies!

Today I thought I would review the products I received in my September Lust Have It Box :)

First Up we have the Lancome Doll Effect Mascara

I believe you do not get a better Mascara than Lancome's! I have never ever been disappointed with any I have used. Doll Lash Effect was not different! Great at separating and thickening the lashes. I can't say that I would choose this over my Oscillation however that is personal preference (I like the length that gives me!)

Score: 9/10

Next we have the Pure Fiji Coconut Shower Gel

This product did not irritate my skin which was quite  odd seeing as everything else does! The smell was quite pleasant and the product lathers really well would definitely recommend.

Score: 8/10
Thirdly, the Rituelle Organic Hand cream

I have really enjoyed using this hand cream It is nice and thick which in my opinion = more concentrated :)
Very subtle light smell which is a good thing as I do not like strong smells to counteract with perfumes.
I love the size also as I can throw it into my bag without being weighed down.

score: 10/10

Next Up is the Kerastase Elixir

(Sorry No image available as I left it at my b/f's house however If you check out my Sept Box you will find the image)

I am the BIGGEST fan of Kerastase, I used their products for two years then decided I would change to Moroccan Oil, The minute I applied this product to my hair I was like "Why did I stop using you!!!"
Kerastase, In my opinion has the best hair products in the world! A bottle of their serum will last me 2 years also!!

Score: 10/10

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Pemily's Top 9 Mac Eyeshadows

Hey Ladies,

I decided to post on my top 9 eye shadows from Mac (why 9 not 10 you say - because everyone does 10 LOL)

Left to right: Ego,Charcoal Brown,Sable,Haux

Ego: Ego is of a starflash finish (unfortunately this is a limited addition shade), texture is great and color goes well with both light and dark complexions

Charcoal Brown: Ah Charcoal brown, the first color I trusted other than Black :) This shade is so bendable and looks great in the crease with nothing but bare study paint pot on the lid (this eyeshadow has a matte finish)

Sable: I love sable because (to me) it is the perfect mix of brown and purple, I purchased this at a Mac tutorial with an artist. Once I told her I wanted a Kim Kardashian smokey eye she said I had to have sable. (sable has a frost finish)

Haux: Haux is such a pretty color, I love a creamy color in the crease with Haux on the outer corner and lots of black fluidline very pin up! (Haux has a satin finish)

Left to right: Clare De Lune, Paradisco, Sketch, Trax, Deep shade

Clare De Lune: Clare De Lune would have to be right near the top of my all time favourite Mac eye shadows! This color works really well with almost anything in the crease and is good for summer and winter, unfortunately it is Limited edition (hence the white packaging), If Mac ever re-release this snap it up while you can. (Satin finish)

Paradisco: Paradisco looks a  lot brighter in pan than it does on the eye! I bought this because a MUA had it on, it then sat in my stash for probably a year! So I finally decided to reach for it one day and used it with Deep shade and wow! This color goes so well packed on the  lid with a Navy in the crease or lightly with a black in the crease (gives the effect of no lid color). (Frost finish)

Sketch: Sketch gets a lot of mixed reviews, it appears to be a color people either love or hate? for me its love :) this color is a deep purple with fine shimmer in it and is great in the crease. I find it has great color payoff and generally wear it with a bright pink on the lid! (velvet finish)

Trax: Trax is another of my top colors! It is a light mid tone purple with fine gold glitter that causes the color to lean slightly bronze. What I love best about this color is that it is fool proof, I find I need to apply quite a bot to get the deep shade I wish to achieve but I am okay with that as it is less room for error! (velvet finish)

Deep Shade:  Deep shade is another fave!! (I keep saying that), I use deep shade when I want a deep crease but not necessarily brown or black. (Frost Finish)

What are your favourite Mac eyeshadow colors?

Urban Decay - When will Australia see you?!?!

Fresh from America - My First UD Haul A.K.A (my first anything other than MAC haul)
Hey Guys,
As the postman was here delivering my 226 brush he decided to give me some Urban Decay products too :)
Urban Decay is a HUGE brand in the states and is raved about so I decided to try some out and a dear friend of mine sent them on.
Here is what I purchased :)

3 x Loose Pigments

This is UD's description of the product:

"These powdery-fine, silky soft shadows deliver more intense color than pressed or cream eye shadows. Try a little for a sheer wash of color, or layer for bold, shimmering hues. With everything from bold brights to pretty neutrals, there's something for everyone!"
Goddess - a black with black shimmer
Rockstar - a beautiful two toned purple/blue with purple glitter
Gunmetal - IMO a taupe gunmetal

3 x Cream Shadows

This is UD's description of the product:

"Cream Shadow channels the sex appeal of the 70's and the science of today! Whipped to perfection, each shimmering shade dries to a weightless layer of color that will not crease, fade, or hide in fine lines. Unlike most cream shadows, our gel-based formula features silicone technology, allowing time to blend, correct and smudge. Once dry, shadow is light and as flexible as your own skin."

Mushroom - Silver Taupe like color
Midnight Rodeo - Shimmery peach
Delinquent - Bright purple

1 x eyeshadow

This is UD's description of the product:

"By popular demand, we created new Matte Eye shadows that are sexy, sophisticated, and never dull. The collection comes in a wide variety of shades-from bendable earth tones to vibrant bursts of color. Pigment-rich with an ultra-soft texture, Matte Eye shadows are low in binders, so payoff is amazing and never chalky! The classic Urban Decay subway token is dressed up with a gunmetal finish so you can tell them apart from your other Urban Decay Eye shadows."

Purple Haze - A matte purple (I think I may have a MAC e/s called Purple Haze also!!)

Please give me some time to play with the products and I will get back to you re: quality!!

What Makeup brands aren't in your country that you would love to try???


Mac Me Over Haul

Hey Guys,

I have decided to show you the goodies I purchased from the Mac Me Over Collection :)

First Item I would like to show you is the Lady Grey quad.

This is, in my opinion the 2nd best quad MAC has ever released (the smoke signals being first!!)

The colors are as follows: - All Races (matte) - Tendersmoke (frost)
                                      -Lady Grey (satin)  - Hazy Day (Veluxe Pearl)

This quad is capable of creating an eye without using any other shadows which I find really helpful in the mornings. So far I have been using All races on the first 2/3's of the lid and Tendersmoke in the crease.

Next, I only purchased one fluid line from this collection as I already owned Dark Diversion and the other two colors did not really appeal to me.
This color, I find to go really well to line the upper lids with when using the previous collection (Semi-Precious) Mineralize eyeshadow in Faux Gold, in fact any golden color would look lovely with this!

The blush I purchased from the collection is Stunner, This blush has a satin finish on my NW35 skin tone, this color is quite subtle which some people may not like but I find it good for a "no makeup look" with a little highlight above. Very pretty for spring also.

Next up we have a cream color base in Seaside.
Seaside has a frost finish. I don't know why I really purchased this as I have Hush CCB and find them very similar, however it is a really pretty color.

On to the eye shadows, Here we have Carbonzied.
Carbonized is a Veluxe pearl finish (which seems to be the most popular) The color is quite original compared to anything in the permanent line. It looks great on the edges of the eye with my Lady grey combination quad just to dress up for evenings.

Here we  have Creamy Bisque (frost finish)
I purchased creamy bisque as I wanted (another) color that could help me achieve a Jerseylicious eye :)
In my opinion that is to have a really light color on the lid and an extreme black in the crease. Will let you know how that goes for me :)

Last of the eye shadows is Moleskin. (Matte formula)
Moleskin, I believe should work well to blend out harsh crease colors as it does not sway too orange as many of the lighter brown matte colors do.

Next up we have just one lipglass (Can't believe my self control!!)
The lipglass is in color Curvaceous, this is a real Kim Kardashian color goes well with a dark smokey eye.

The mailman came just as I was writing this post with my 226 brush, this brush is a re promote and is supposed to be the Holy grail of all things blending!! I will let you know what I think

Please tell me in the comments below what you Hauled and your combinations

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Top Picks - Makeup Blogs/Sites

Hey Guys!
I thought it would be fun to share some of my favourite makeup/beauty blogs with you all :)

These are in no particular order - I love Christine's site so much!!! Christine is the only blogger (I know off) that reviews every single Mac collection and product that comes out with it. She will usually review before US date also which is great for preparation!!!
Her reviews work of a rating system, some don't necessarily agree with this however for me, when something is given full points I look twice as I trust her opinion and truly believe all her opinions are honest!! (She was also chosen to create her own Mac eyeshadow!!) - Zabrena is such a sweet heart!! out of all the blogs I reached out too she took the time to comment on here!!
What I like best about Zabrena's blog is that it is 1) original and 2) targets a wider audience of MAC lovers.
Zabrena does not get wrapped up in all the new Mac collections, but rather introduces permanent colors into her combinations so that it is much more affordable and easy to get your hands on. I also love the fact that she gives me new ideas as to how to use my already existing eye shadows!! - Specktra Is not so much an individual blog but more so a forum. Basically each collection is given a page and people from all around the world report on what they are expecting, what they would like to see in collections, new released info and links to other pages. Once collections launch people start to comment on what they bought, what they did with it etc etc. Most die hard Mac fans will be found on Specktra.

These are the blogs that I follow RELIGIOUSLY there are plenty more fantastic blogs out there.

What are your favourite blogs?

Monday, 12 September 2011

Jetsetting to Bangkok :) giveaway involved

Hey Guys!

Heading off to Bangkok next month...
would love to hear your thoughts on a Thai beauty product/products you recommend me purchasing.
There may even be a give away up for grabs so please let me know what you would like to see in this giveaway!!

Look forward to your answers


Lust Have it #2 - September


Hey Guys!

Received my second Luxury Lust Have It! box yesterday afternoon!

I must say, I am utterly thrilled.

The team at Lust Have It are right on the money when It comes to premium samples.

I have had the pleasure of speaking with Nicci and I must say she is a  lovely person and very very willing to help all her customers. I think it is fantastic that the Founder of a company takes the time to listen to her customers and help as much as possible.
(please note I purchased this Box with my own money and am not being paid for this review).

So lets get into it!!

The Lust-Have-It Box (When I picked this up from the Post Office all the ladies we asking about it :)

Inside the box and the card that you receive (I Love wrapped goods it feels like Xmas!!!)

The Goodies!!!
Was so happy when I opened the box, my 2 favourite brands were inside :)

Contents as follows
*Lancome Hypnose Dolls Eyes Mascara 2ml
*Urban Rituelle Organic hand cream 20ml
*Pure Fiji Coconut Milk shower Gel
*Kerastase Elixir Ultime 5ml
*2 x Nicole by OPI nail polish (purple and silver) 3.75ml

I have used quite a few Kerastase and Lancome products and will review all contents in
the following week but I must say i am SUPER excited.
Stay tuned for reviews :)

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Beauty Box - # 1 (september)


Hey Guys,

recieved my first Beauty Box today.

I will show you the contents then, will review once Items are used.

Just before we get started, Beauty Box stated on their facebook page that if you were to film a video on the contents of the box  and send it in to:
you would be in the running to win a 12 month subscription to the service so please all try out :)

So Here we Go!!

the outer delivery box :)

my favourite part!! the stunning inner box.... I will be keeping ALL of these

Inside, two pieces of paper, one stating the goods and prices on one side and the other side being an introduction.
The other card states sterps involved to have an ongoing membership

The goodies!!!
Inside the contents are as follows
YSL beauty sleep (night time moisturiser) 5ml
Shu Uemura high performance balancing cleansing oil 20ml
Play Boy Play is spicy spray 75ml
Sally Hansen Medium Nail file
3 x Marc Jacobs Eau De Parfum samples 1.2ml each

I do not want to comment much further until I have had the chance to review!
will keep you posted xo

MAC Cosmetics Counter to open in Marion Shopping Centre

I reached out to MAC Australia in regards to a rumour I had heard about a MAC Store opening in Westfield Shopping Centre.

IT HAS BEEN CONFIRMED We will see a 3rd store shortly :)

There response was as follows

"Thank you for taking the time to contact us and for your interest in M.A.C
We are working on a M.A.C Counter in Westfield Marion.The counter will not be a Pro Store."

So there you have it another counter we can all get addicted too :)

Fake Versus Authentic Mac Eyeshadows

Hey Guys first Post please pass on any feedback you may have :)

I understand we all want a bargain and in Australia MAC is very expensive! we pay $33 per eyeshadow from counters.
I'm hoping this review will be helpful to some and help you all save money and get a fair, legitamate product.

I think it is a good idea for a new MAC eyeshadow buyer to purchase their first eyeshadow from the counter, this way you have a definate authentic to compare with. I also keep all my MAC boxes (a whole cupboard full) so that if I am every wary of a product i have plenty of legitimate packaging to compare!

The Box
*The box will have a sticker on the top lip with the name (the real have name only NO NUMBERS!!)

*The front will say EYE SHADOW FARD A' PAUPIERES above the round cut out and NET WT./POIDS NET 1.5G/.05 US OZ E on the bottom front. WATCH FOR CORRECT SPELLING

*There will be a barcode on the bottom with  a serial number below and above will have a 3 digit code i.e - A99

*The back of the box will have text on the bottom LHS

The eyeshadow

*The box will be matte not shiny! with MAC written on it the dots between ma and ac will be small!

*Inside the eyeshadow will sit in from the lid (the fakes sometimes are raised)

-*The clasp will be on the base (fakes are commonly on the lid)

*The lid will be flush, not raised!

*the sticker on the base will contain  the name and the finish i.e - veluxe pearl, frost, matte etc, all this will be in white

*The same 3 digit number (i.e A99 as mentioned) will be in black on the back

Please feel free to send me any photos or questions you may have and I would be happy to assist.