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New goodies that will sparkle your pants off

18 Mar

Friday. 12:00pm. For some reason, I had my heart set on getting a sparkly eyeshadow. I think it’s because I saw the new L’Oreal Paris Infalliable eye shadows in Shop Til You Drop. Off I headed to Priceline, and as soon as I walked into Priceline I spied the new Gucci Westman for Revlon collection… MY OH MY!Ā The Revlon Expressionists Collection for Fall 2011 is a collaboration with Revlon Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman. The 17 piece-collection introduces the new Revlon Diamond Lust Eyeshadows. For some reason Australia is only getting this now?? It was a Fall 2011 collection. WEIRD. Here’s some of the products from the collection.

I challenge anyone to walk past that display and not be captivated by the sparkly goodness. So then I went to work swatching. Here’s what I got…

The Revlon Diamond Lust eye shadow in 110 Starry Pink. If you know me, you know I have a current obsession with pink glitter, and this does not disappoint! It has glitter pay off ahoy and the colour is gorrrrgeous. Oh and it was down to $15.96 from AU$19.95. WIN.

The Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in 025 Sky Line Pink (AU$21.95), which will most certainly become my new favourite nude lipstick… it’s a really light pink with a pearlescent shimmer in it. So pretty, and so in keeping with the pink sparkle obsession. I think I may layer this over a nude lippy thou… it packs a pearly shimmer.

The new Face of Australia Barbados nail enamel collection has hit shelves… and Priceline had 20% off Face of Australia. So I picked up ‘Bright Lights, Pink City’ and ‘Orange You Glad You Came?’ for the neat price of AU$3.96 each. These are such summery pastel colours and they have a pearl shimmer through them which gives them a point of difference.

I also just grabbed a Batiste Brunette Dry Shampoo (AU$7.99)… an absolute must have. Oh and heads up, they must have changed the design on the can to this ugly retro pattern sometime ago. I was confuzzled. It says NEW… but I think they’ve just redone the packaging. Not a fan Batiste… hire a new graphic designer.

Oh and just quickly… I want to show you my new wool cardigan (how nanna of me). It’s super cute and I foresee it becoming a winter staple. It will just layer so well with other things (i.e. clothes LOL). It’s from Sportsgirl.

It looks better on. šŸ˜›

I also have some new Benefit goodies that have just arrived but I will save them for another post or else this will go on forever. šŸ™‚
Alright I’m off to go dance to this song… Snoop Dogg’s Drop It Like It’s Hot. The boy asks me “Why do you listen to this music?” AHHHHUMMMM is he kidding? With lyrics like “soĀ don’t change the dizzle, turn it up a little,Ā IĀ got a living roomĀ full ofĀ fineĀ dime brizzles. Waiting on the Pizzle, the Dizzle and the Shizzle.Ā G’s to the bizzack, now ladies here we gizmo” Ā who wouldn’t, fo shizzle?

[Image sourceĀ http://www.fashionison.com/2011/10/revlon-expressionists-collection-for-fall-2011/]


A quick FOTD + 100th post

4 Jul

This is just a quick FOTD featuring my natural “going out soon… shit son I only have 20mins to get myself looking decent” look. And yes, apologies, I know the photo is crappola! My camera is out of action unfortunately… hurry up birf-day so I can get my snazzy new camera!!!

You all know the one… the natural ‘why yessum I do just look this good naturally’Ā look, using more than the average amount of makeup. Now let’s get into it…


  • Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Skin Primer
  • Mixture of Face of Australia Liquid Mineral Makeup in Beige with equal parts of Maybelline NY Mineral Power Liquid Foundation in Creamy Natural (applied with a stippling brush for a flawless finish)
  • Bourjois Healthy Mix concealer under the eyes and to cover any flaws
  • Set base with Maybelline NY FIT ME Pressed Powder in 225 Medium Buff
  • Illamasqua Powder Blush in Hussy
  • Face of Australia Pressed Powder in Bronze as contour
  • Benefit instant brow pencil in medium to dark to fill in the brows


  • Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in R.S.V.P all over lid from the Primpcess palette
  • Benefit Powder Eyeshadow contour from the Primpcess palette (middle highlight shade) on browbone
  • Benefit Powder Eyeshadow brown liner from Primpcess palette (dark brown shade) in the crease blended out and followed underneath the eyes in the lash line
  • Lashes curled and then coated twice with Benefit Badgal lash mascara


  • One coat of Face Of Australia Mineral Lip Shine in Oyster Shell
  • Followed by MAC Lipstick (frost) in Angel

Tadaaaa… semi-useless FOTD picture:

And a poor attempt to capture my whole outfit. šŸ˜¦Ā This look was for my date with Yolanda from Shopping Intervention. We went to Freestyle Tout for dinner and dessert… na na na naahhh nahhhhh look what we had:

Bread and Butter Pudding FTW! droollll

Let me know, was this of use to you? Or was it as useless as tits on a boar?

Brisbane Beauty Blogger Event – a BIG thank you

18 Apr

Something BIG happened yesterday (well big for me and the Brisbane blogging community anyway), the Bloggers Collective [Brisbane] hosted the first official Brisbane Beauty Bloggers Event (#BBBE). So for all of you wondering what went down yesterday in old Brisbane town, let me give you a little palate pleaser (a little taste of the event). I will be doing a full post-event banquet after I have all the photos.

So who is the Bloggers Collective you ask? Well the Bloggers Collective was a joint initiative between myself (Hip and Haute) and Annica (Haute and Stylish) aka the ‘Haute Girls’. This collective has expanded to include all the Brisbane Beauty bloggers that attended the event and is a nice way to group all of these girls together in a “Collective” – a joint force in the Brisbane Beauty community. Look out for this logo:

Sunday afternoon saw the best of Brisbane’s beauty bloggers come together to meet, mingle and experience first hand some beauty pampering from some of Australia’s best beauty brands. The event was held at Orb Hair & Beauty on the corner of Merthyr Road and James Street, New Farm and was the perfect venue to cater for the 11 beauty bloggers in attendance.

I just want to thank all the Beauty Bloggers who attended, and also all the companies who got involved to make this event a smashing success!

Thank you to:

Orb Hair & Beauty – the lovely Deborah (owner) and Anna (manager) who agreed to hold the event and went above and beyond to help (even putting together little goodie bags), and Lily who came to the event just to give all the girls Essie “minicures” (mini manicures).

Cloud Nine Hair Australia – especially Lauren (Cloud9 stylist), ChantalĀ and Rebecca who came along to the event and did styling sessions and an informative product demonstration using the awesome Cloud9 flat iron and the revolutionary ‘The O’.

Napoleon Perdis – and to Kaitlin, our NP make up artist for the event who came along and did mini makeovers and demos on how-to do a winged eyeliner with staying power and a how-to on the hottest coral lip trend.

Nikki Parkinson from Styling You – for not only being a guest but also a super awesome guest speaker! What an inspirational woman!

Casella Wines – for sponsoring the event and providing all the guests with an endless supply of Yellow Tail wines (white, red, bubblies – you name it!). Yummo!

Face of Australia – for sponsoring the event and providing all the bloggers with FOA goodie bags (featuring the soon-to-be-released Molten Metallics nail lacquers)!!

And all the companies/PR that got on-board and provided product sponsorship for the awesome goodie bags that the girls received – Danne Montague-King (DMK), Ciccone Cosmetics, Australis Cosmetics, piCture pOlish, Schwarzkopf, Sweaty Betty PR, Yellow Tail Wines, and Napoleon Perdis.

And of course to our families for being a great support and helping out where needed! Especially my gorgeous mother who helped with the food (she made the delectable Red Velvet Cupcakes and Vietnamese Spring Rolls with homemade dipping sauce) and my boyfriend who made his most popular and moorish Mexican layer Dip (all the girls now want his secret recipe!)

There will be a more comprehensive follow up post which will delve more into the night’s events and will include links to all the beauty bloggers who attended and also more photos from the event. But to satisfy the cravings, I leave you with a few teaser photos from the night. Enjoy!

fairy floss

7 Apr

You know that lip product that you just keep reaching for, even when you have a dozen other lip prods in your handbag? The one that has earnt its special place in the all exclusive “go with me everywhere” makeup bag? Well I think I have found “the one”… and let’s just say, she is as sweet as she sounds!

I call her ‘Floss’ (yes I know that makes her sound old, but let me tell you she’s not) but others would know her as Face of Australia Mineral Lip Shine in Fairy Floss (RRP $12.95).

FACE OF AUSTRALIA has created the perfect go-between natural lip colour ā€“ not sticky or shiny like a lip gloss and not as heavy as a lipstick.Ā FOA Mineral Lip Shine combines natural mineral pigments and hydratingĀ ingredients for lasting moisture and colour. The silky formula contains no synthetic dyes andĀ shades range from light sheers to thicker creams.

Fairy Floss is a sheer candy pink shade that gives your lips a gorgeously sheer slick of pink with a pearlescent finish. It makes your lips look full and plump. Below is fairy floss on my lips.

I love how FOA have hit the nail on the head here and created a lip product that is neither a lip gloss nor a lipstick but a beautiful in-between hybrid of both, a beautiful moisturising and non sticky lipstick/balm that keeps your lips in prime condition and can so easily be applied without looking in the mirror! WINNER!!!

Oh and check out the benefits:

FACE OF AUSTRALIA Mineral Lip Shine is infused with natural mineral pigments to deliver radiant shine and sheer colour with no synthetic dyes. FOA Mineral Lip Shine contains antioxidant vitamins and skin hydrating ingredients to keep lips soft and protected. Natural sun protection filters shield lips from everyday environmental aggressors and boosts the recovery of the skinsā€™ natural moisture level.

I love this so much, I just reapplied it whilst writing this. I will definitely be going and purchasing a back up of Fairy Floss.

And did I mention FACE OF AUSTRALIA don’t test on animals?! AND… their prices are super cheap! AND THEY’RE AUSTRALIAN! Yeah that’s right… RUN! Don’t walk.

RRP: $12.95

Stockists: Priceline, Kmart, Big W and Selected Pharmacies Australia Wide or call 03 9338 5222

[Image Source: FACE OF AUSTRALIA & my own]

I was kindly sent this product for consideration, as per my disclosure statement, this did not influence my opinion in any way and all reviews are of my own honest opinion.
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