Monday, April 30, 2012

Modern small homes designs ideas.

Modern small homes designs ideas.

Sunshine Award

Hey all, 

Thanks to the wonderful Jasmine at Sweetaholic Beauty (check her blog out!), I was awarded a sunshine award. 1000 thank you's to her! 


1. Each tagged person to post ten things that make them happy.
2. Choose 7 people to tag.
3. Let them know you've tagged them.

Here they are! 

7 Things That Make Me Happy 

1. My furry bundle of joy - my 5 year old cat Sabra. She is also my little allergy ball, but is worth every single Zyrtec that I take. 

2. My wonderful family and friends - I would not be anywhere today without them. 

3. The supportive main man in my life, Alex. 

4. A good book - reading is one of my favourite past-times. 

5. A nice cup of tea! I love tea of most varieties, and have a bit of a collection going. 

6. My work - I am a social worker in a hospital setting (trauma), and love absolutely every second of it. 

7. Last but not least...all things beauty and fashion! Make up, skin care, accessories, shoes...the list goes on! 

Now, I shall tag 7 of you lovely bloggers! 

I tag:

Hope you enjoyed reading my responses! 

Hope you all have a great night! xx

Friday, April 27, 2012

Cyprus Ayia Napa homes designs.

Cyprus Ayia Napa homes designs.

Sleek Blush in Pomegranate - Review + Swatches

Hey all, 

I am on a bit of a blush discovery mission at the moment and have found a plethora of new shades that I love; some expensive, some more affordable. This blush is definitely an affordable product that I cannot believe how much I adore. 

I only discovered Sleek blushes recently, and so far, I love every single one that I own. They are of amazing quality for the price; and you can be sure to find a shade to suit any skin tone! 

This review is for Pomegranate - one of my favourite shades to date! 

What I Love 
- Great range of shades. 
- Highly pigmented.
- Easy to apply and work with, blends well. 
- Long lasting and fades evenly. 
- Sleek, compact packaging. 
- Affordable. 

What I Don't
- Harder to find in Australia. 
- The packaging is hard to get open, and I have lost many a nail! Maybe this is just me though!

Where to Buy: Crush Cosmetics

Price: $12.95


Without Flash 

With Flash 

Pomegranate is one of my favourite shades out of my little collection, and is a gorgeous, bright pink that leaves a lovely flush on the skin when applied with a light hand. It looks scary in the pan, but trust me, it will purr like a kitten! 

Have you tried Sleek blushes? Which one is your favourite? 

Hope you all have a great night! xx

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Wet N Wild Eyeshadow Trio in Walking on Eggshells - Review + Swatches

Hey all, 

Most of us in the beauty world have probably heard about this wonderful little trio by Wet N Wild, which can only be described as the perfect combination of shades for a neutral eye. Whoever thought this one up was short of a genius! 

After hearing my favourite YouTube guru (emilynoel83) rave about this for a while, I jumped onto Crush Cosmetics and picked it up. I picked up some other Wet N Wild trio's at the same time, but this one was definitely the stand out amongst them! 

What I Love 
- Gorgeous combination of shades. 
- Very highly pigmented. 
- Great formula - goes on creamy, smoothly and doesn't flake or crease. 
- Easy to work with and blend.
- Handy packaging. 
- Great price! 

What I Don't 
- Harder to find in Australia. 

Where to Buy: Crush Cosmetics.

Price: $9.95


Without Flash 

With Flash 

This is definitely my go-to on days where I haven't thought about what to do with my eye make-up, and it  currently lives at the very front of my vanity. 

A mix of perfect neutral shades, a great formula and a very affordable price make this trio a must have in any make-up collection! 

Have you tried this trio, and what do you think? Any other Wet n Wild trio recommendations? 

Also, I am planning a tutorial post on the different ways to use this trio, so be on the lookout for that! 

Hope you all have a great night! xx

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Modern unique homes designs.

Modern unique homes designs.

Style Envy: Ellen Degeneres

Hey all, 

This woman is amazing. She's funny (read: hilarious), caring and powerful all at the same time. She is a true public figure, and although her style isn't something that is for me personally, I still think that it is beyond amazing. 

Ellen's love for menswear was apparent long before it became 'cool', and although she has had some fashion faux pas along the way - she has definitely developed a look that is iconic. She power dresses like nobody else; and frankly, wears mens clothing better than most men. 

She is one of those people you look at in awe, saying "how on earth does she do it?!". 

Tailored to perfection! 

They are such a gorgeous couple! 

The outfit on the left is one of my favourites of hers. 

Proof that Ellen can pull it off better...

She is one of my idol's and I can only hope that I will meet her one day. I can imagine that knowing her personally would be something else. 

What do you think of Ellen's style? 

Hope you all have a great night! xx

*Pictures are not mine and were sourced from Google images. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Modern small homes designs exterior.

Modern small homes designs exterior.

50 Follower Giveaway!

Hey all,

As promised, here is my 50 follower giveaway! 

I would like to thank you all so much for your support over the past couple of months. I appreciate all your comments, tweets and interactions. When I started blogging I had no idea how much fun it would be, and how important it would end up being to me - I couldn't have done any of it without all of you! And still can't.

For this giveaway I've created a little goody bag filled with products that I personally adore and own, some of which I have reviewed. 

The giveaway will run for 10 days (my lucky number). This giveaway IS open internationally, so feel free to enter no matter where in the world you reside. 

You can enter by following the instructions in the rafflecopter widget below! 

Here is the goody bag! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, April 23, 2012

Essence Long Lasting Eye Pencil - Review + Swatches

Hey all, 

You have heard me rave about Essence products a couple of times now, and you are going to hear it a couple of times more. I seem to love every single Essence product that I try and cannot get enough of them; this eye pencil is not any different. 

I picked the black one up a few weeks ago and loved it so much that I headed back to expand my colour collection. I picked up Black Fever, I Have a Green, Think Khaki, Remember Amber, Go Wild and C'est La Vie!

For $2.95, I can afford every colour of the rainbow. 

My pretties! 
Black Fever, C'est La Vie!, Remember Amber, I Have A Green, Think Khaki & Go Wild
What Essence Says 
- Super soft and precise application. Long lasting. 

What I Love
- It really is long lasting; it won't budge or smudge during the day. 
- Goes on smoothly and doesn't tag at the skin. 
- Highly pigmented. 
- Automatic pencil, no need to sharpen. 
- Quite a wide colour choice.
- Cheap.

What I Don't 
- I have found that the pencil tends to break quite a bit - but maybe that is just me? 
- My local Target is always sold out! Fix it! 

Where to Buy: Target 

Price: $2.95


Without Flash 

From Left to Right: I Have A Green, Think Khaki, Remembering Amber, Go Wild, C'est La Vie! & Black Fever
With Flash 

These have become one of my favourite cheaper, long-lasting eye liners. I particularly love Black Fever, Think Khaki and Remember Amber.  Oh Essence, you have impressed me again! 

Have you tried these, or are you going to? Do you have a favourite liner under $5? 

Hope you all have a great night! xx

*Exciting update! I have purchased all the products for my giveaway and it should be up later tonight or tomorrow!