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Be my Valentine

8 Feb

I’m getting a little bit (<–understatement) excited about all the Valentine’s Day makeup I’m seeing around. I really want to try out a Valentine’s themed nail art (this coming from someone who has NEVER attempted nail art) and I’m a sucker for all things pink, girly and adorned with love hearts, so all these latest makeup items are getting me REALLY EXCITED! Like when you hold a bone out for a dog. Yep, I’m drooling and all!

Stila Ltd Ed Love At First Sight Blush Palette

It’s PINK! It’s Sparkly! And it’s Limited Edition! Of course I want this… who wouldn’t? And at AU$25 the Limited Edition Stila Love At First Sight Blush Palette is a steal! You can get it here 

 

Orly I Love Nails Collection

 

Gahhhh more PINK (yes yes yes). ORLY brings a touch of romance to your fingertips with the I Love Nails Collection.  The Collection includes Passion Fruit, Cotton Candy, Forever Crimson and Butterflies. These 4 shades are timeless and a must have for any collection and are perfect for that romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner. I want them all!

I think I want to make myself red velvet cupcakes for V day… better than choccies I say…

 

And which of these should I try to do as my Valentine’s nail… help me decide…

 

Tell me hautees… do you LOVE Valentine’s Day. Or do you shun it?

And tell me which of the above nail looks I should do!?

 

[Image Source: http://www.meccacosmetica.com.au/shop/stila/ltdedloveatfirstsightblushpalette/  www.orlybeauty.com.au    pinterest.com ]

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TAG: IMATS 2011 and The ABBW

20 Sep

So my excitement pants are well and truly on, some might say I’m getting a camel’s toe from them being on so high. Ewwww. I know I know. Sorry to make you vom in your mouth a lil.

So why the excitement wedgie (front and back) you ask? Well my pretties, I Miss Hip & Haute am off to IMATS in Sydney as part of the BIGGEST AND BESTEST BEAUTY BLOGGER WEEKEND IN THE WORLD (well Australia at least) titled The ABBW (Australian Beauty Blogger Weekend).

If you are a beauty blogger, I’m pretty sure you would already know about this weekend, but if you’re not familiar go check out www.theabbw.com to see what all the fuss is about.

In a nutshell, The ABBW is:

The Australian Beauty Bloggers Weekend (ABBW) is a first of its kind event for Australian beauty bloggers. Bringing together Australian beauty bloggers from around the country, the ABBW is a two day event that will include the International Make-Up Artists Trade Show (IMATS), social events and much more.

The ABBW is a unique opportunity for bloggers to meet, greet, network and partake in some fantastic events.  It’s also an exceptional opportunity for companies to promote and publicise their products to a dedicated and passionate group of bloggers, all of whom are singularly united in their aim to look stunning at all times.

So this weekend (EEEEEEE only 3 more sleeps) I will be jetting off to Sydney to partake, and boy will it be the most epic weekend ever. Part of the ABBW weekend is a visit to the International Make-Up Artists Trade Show (IMATS) and there has been a tag floating around about IMATS. I was tagged by the lovely Dana from Blushfully.

So here are the questions!

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cheers to the freakin’ weekend

12 Sep

Well well. Hello Monday. I do not like you. You’re such an anticlimax after the delightful weekend I just had.

The T-Boy is back this week which is de-frickin-lightful. If you aren’t aware, the Boy works away, so he’s only back for one week of the month which really sucks balls. But when he is back we take it as an opportunity to spend quality time together and go and eat out (my favourite!!).

Saturday night the boy and I headed out to dinner, and I chose the place – Simpatico Bar & Bistro on the Cnr Given & Latrobe Terrace, Paddington. If you reside in Brisbane, you would know that Saturday was WINDY AS SHIT! I’m talking branch-breaking, bin-bashing type status. So of course, when we got to Simpatico, where were we seated? Outside, stuck right in the corner, away from any of the gas heaters. Hmmm lucky I took a second jacket. But even then, it was still cold. To make matters worse, we were “forgotten” and no waitress took our order for like 15-20 mins!! Supposedly (and this was the excuse given), our waitress had gone missing?

We ordered Fried Green Olives w Roast Garlic Mayo to start, and we both ordered the Beef eye fillet w wild mushroom bread & butter pudding, watercress & confit garlic for mains. I got a Cabernet Merlot (my excuse was it was to warm me up) and the boy got a beer called Little Creatures or something? It was good (for beer)!

Lucky for them, the food was good (they apologised and gave us the olives on the house). I didn’t get to take any pictures of the food because it was a bit too dark (and I didn’t want to bring attention by using the flash). After dining at Simpatico, we headed into Rosalie and got a take home pack of Gelato! YUMMO.

Sunday morning we headed to breakfast at my fave, Vue Lounge in New Farm. This place never disappoints. Best coffee and breakfasts! Afterwards I headed over to Thousand Island Dressing which is in the same complex as Vue and bought a jewellery tree that I had been eyeing off for awhile. L.O.V.E it! I also hit the shops and bought some stuff from Sportsgirl. I’m not too sure on the sunnies. I loved them when I tried them on in the shop, but then at home the boy said they looked a little bit “Harry Potter-cross-Dame Edna”… damn him! Now I’m not too sure on them. LOVE the laser cut suede top I picked up though.

Oh and I also got a new makeup storage box… Will show you guys soon…. as soon as I complete the FUN task of filling it. SO FUNNNNNNNNNNNNN (am I the only freak that thinks organising makeup is fun?)

breakfast at vue *drool*

My tree all decked out in my bling

sportsgirl goodies

What do you think of the sunnies? I think they may only look good with my hair down.

Did you know it’s my last day of having long hair? I go in for the chop tomorrow!! So excited. Stay tuned for blog post.

CHANEL Perfection Lumière

30 Aug

I know news that Chanel was discontinuing the Pro Lumiere foundation range shook the boat for a few devoted users of the range, and when it was revealed that there would be a new foundation replacing Pro Lumiere, a lot of people were curious to know WHAT COULD BE BETTER? Well wonder no more beauties, as it has been revealed that the replacement for Pro Lumiere is CHANEL Perfection Lumière Long-Wear Flawless Fluid Makeup (AU$86/US$55).

This new foundation uses a special technology to create a ‘second skin’ for the face, as well as featuring special light reflecting pigments and powders that will ‘perfect’ any signs of imperfections so that you can achieve a dewy, flawless base that looks like your skin – but perfect! Sounds good to me. You know what else sounds good? The fact that it is oil-free, SPF 10, long-lasting 15 hour wear time, and is suitable for all skin types – whether you have oily or dry skin, it will deliver a luminous semi-matte finish. WINNER!

I know a lot of girls have been hanging out to hear all about this new foundation. And quietly, I can’t wait to try it and see if it lives up to its hype. And hoping that I look half as good as these models below wearing  Perfection Lumiere Long-Wear Flawless Fluid Makeup.

Chanel 2011/2012 Cruise Show Beauty – Fall 2011 Sneak Peek

Perfection Lumière will launch in Australia on the 2nd of October (launching in the US mid-September) for AU$86.

Will you be racing out to try the new Chanel foundation when it hits counters early October?

[Image Source: primped.com.au  temptalia.com ]

Birthday Haul/Presents

29 Aug

For my birthday last month I got given some Sephora Gift Cards (DREAM.COME.TRUE) and I also booked myself in at M.A.C on my Birthday to get a makeover so I could redeem the cost on some Semi Precious collection items and have my make up all done nicely for dinner that night. Cos if you can’t spoil yourself on your birthday… then when can you hey? Oh and talking about spoilt… I think I did pretty alright don’t you think? On top of my gifted Sephora goodies and self-gifted M.A.C makeover (I redeemed the Rose Quartz MSF, some falsies and Creme Cup, and my Mum bought me the Hint of Sapphire mineralise eyeshadow), I also got the new Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation (thank you Boyfie), the Babyliss Pro Jumbo Conical Wand (thank you sis), Lancome Hypnose Mascara (thank you besties) and a Free Philospohy Shower Gel in Vanilla Birthday Cake (thank you Sephora for my free birthday gift)!

Check my swag yo!

My Birthday haulage/presents include:

  • Sephora Pencil Sharpener
  • Clarisonic Replacement Sensitive Brush Head
  • Nars Matte Lipstick in Carthage
  • Benefit to-go set including Stay Don’t Stray, Erase Paste and Creaseless Eyeshadow
  • Nars Blush/Bronzing Duo in Orgasm/Laguna
  • Givenchy Peach Gloss (free sample)
  • M.A.C Rose Quartz Mineralise Skin Finish
  • M.A.C Hint of Sapphire Mineralise Eyeshadow
  • M.A.C Creme Cup Cremesheen Lipstick
  • Dr Jart+ BB Cream (free sample)
  • Caudalie Paris VinoPerfect Day Perfecting Fluid (free sample)
  • Urban Decay Naked Palette
  • Guerlain Terracotta Skin Healthy Glow Foundation in 02 Brunettes (free sample)
  • Ole Henriksen truth revealed super creme spf 15 (free sample)
  • Clarins Instant Smooth Line Correcting Concentrate (free sample)
  • Shiseido Urban Environment UV Protection Cream spf 35 PA+++ (free sample)
  • Kate Somerville Trial Pack (free sample)
  • Alterna Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil (free sample)
  • Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation x 3 (free sample)
  • Urban Decay Quickie Afterglow Glide on Cheek Tint (free sample)
  • Bulgari Jasmine Noir (free sample)
  • Kate Walsh Boyfriend (free sample)
  • Philosophy Shower Gel in Vanilla Birthday Cake (free birthday gift)
  • Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation in Shade 04
  • Lancome Hypnose Mascara
  • Babyliss Pro Jumbo Conical Wand 32mm – 19mm
Sephora haul was done online at www.sephora.com (Sephora does not take Australian Credit Cards nor does it deliver direct. I was fortunate enough to have my boss over in the US that had a US CC and address, and he forwarded it on).
M.A.C Semi Precious items and lipstick from M.A.C counter at Myer.
Illamasqua foundation from www.illamasqua.com (they ship to Australia).
Lancome mascara from David Jones (and picked up the Gift With Purchase).
Babyliss Pro Conical Wand from Price Attack.
I love that you get so many free samples with Sephora online (I had to split the products up into 3 x $50 gift card purchases so I got 3 x the free stuff)
If you can, Sephora hauls are the best – they have so many good brands and the US retail prices are like half what we pay here in Australia.

July Favourites 2011

19 Aug

Products mentioned:

  • Urban Decay Naked Palette
  • MAC Mineralize SkinFinish in Rose Quartz (from the Semi Precious collection)
  • MAC Creme Cup Lipstick
  • Palmolive Body Butter Decadent Body Wash in Heavenly Vanilla
  • Manicare Glam nails enamel strips in Berry Rich
  • Dissh statement necklace

luxe leather love

5 Aug

I stumbled across this insane makeup case here, and was immediately taken aback by the beauty of this simple, but incredible luxe piece by Natalia Brilli. It’s stylish and quirky and would certainly demand attention (no cooping this baby up). Kind of amazing hey?

For $450, this black leather makeup case may just have to stay being admired by me… I don’t think I could justify a $450 makeup case to my boyfriend.

[Image Source: finalepisode.com.au ]

weekend.snapshots / birthday edition

1 Aug

Last Monday was my 25th birthday, so of course, being a girl, I claimed the weekend before and the week following as a kind of “festival of my birth” to enjoy being spoilt and relax. And it was great. Sunday we had a barbeque at home and the day was beautiful… glorious in fact! I had to wear sunnies and move out of the sun. The boy took on his challenge of making me a Hello Kitty cake, and as I’m sure you can agree, he succeeded well beyond many expectations (he fancies himself a bit of a chef). I finished off a great Sunday by watching my fave – One Tree Hill (I’m up to season 7).

Monday was THE day! I was given my new Canon Ixus 220HS by my darling boyfriend and after making sure I had perfect eyebrows (I actually said to the boy, it’s my birthday I have to have perfect brows!) we both headed off to Vue Lounge for a late breakfast. As always, the food was great. We then headed to the shops, where we met my Mum and had a look around before I headed off to my appointment at MAC to get my makeup done. The Semi-Precious range had been released that very morning, so I took delight in choosing out some pieces for the MUA to use (so I would know whether I wanted to get them or not – AND I DID!)

So with my makeup done, I then rushed off to South Bank with the family to have my birthday dinner at Bamboo Basket (dumplings… my fave!) and closely followed by a choco-verload at Max Brenner!

Now I guess I better get cracking on that quarter life crisis! 🙂

girl crushing

29 Jul

I’m totally girl crushing on these lovely lasses lately. Everywhere I see them, they look immaculate, stylish and groomed to perfection! Emma Watson as the new Ambassador for Lancome, Rose Byrne hosting a Zimmerman party and Teresa Palmer at the premiere of I Am Number Four.

Phwoar! Australia breeds some pretty impressive beauties, don’t you think?

I’m hoping I can look even just 1/10th as good as Teresa when I slap on my new Nars Carthage lipstick. And that hair… GORGEOUS!

Tell me hauties, who have you been girl crushing on lately? Come on spill!!

Don’t keep them all to yourselves you greedy gumdrops.

[Image Source: thecoffeebreakanemmawatsonnewssource.blogspot.com  www.fashionfame.com  www.zimbio.com/ ]

winter beauty routine

7 Jul

So I’ve decided to do my winter version of the Summer Beauty Routine that I posted here back in January of this year. Feel free to do this post on your blog too!

Without further ado, here is my current winter beauty routine:

Face

Cleanser: Biotherm White D-tox Instant Brightening Micro-scrub Cleanser with the Clarisonic Plus Sonic Skin Cleansing System at night and Clarins Cleansing Milk in the mornings. On occasion, my Lush Fresh Farmacy cleanser bar.

Toner/Mist: Natio Ageless Rehydrating Toner

Exfoliant: ASAP Daily Exfoliating Face Scrub with AHA (1-2 times per week)

Moisturizer: Mornings only – Ultraceuticals Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF 30+ and Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream.

Facial mask: DMK acu masque

Makeup Remover: Face of Australia Gentle Makeup Remover

Night Treatment: Biotherm Skin•Ergetic Nuit Night Cream / Trilogy Rosehip Oil

Eye Cream: Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado

Spot Treatment: Luckily, I haven’t had any so bad that I’ve had to spot treat, but if I do I’ll use my Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum or Tea Tree Oil.

Body

Shower Gel: Lush It’s Raining Men Shower Gel /  Philosophy Gingerbread Girl Shower Gel

Body Lotion/Cream: Nivea Irresistibly Smooth for Dry Skin / Nivea Firming Body Lotion with Q10 Plus for Normal Skin

Anticellulite/Firming Treatment: Rodial body sculpture anti-cellulite gel

Body Exfoliant: (I have been really slack with this) The Body Shop Spiced Vanilla Body Scrub  / Priceline Body Brush

Hand Cream: Nivea Intensive Nourishing Hand Cream Anti-dryness

Lip Balm/Treatment: Lanolips Lemonaid Lip Aid /  Lush Lip Scrub (to get rid of flakiness)

Perfume: D&G No 10 La Roue De La Fortune (day) and Kim Kardashian EDP (night)

Nail Polish: O.P.I Over the Taupe / O.P.I Sparrow Me the Drama / O.P.I Skull & Glossbones

Hair

Shampoo: Stefan Alive Volumising Keratin Shampoo for Fine Hair

Conditioner: Nak Care Conditioner

Leave-In Treatment: Rahua Beauty Finishing Treatment

Mask: Wella System Professional Luminous Hair Mask

Heat Protection: Morrocanoil

Volumising Product: Juice xagerate styling and volumising mousse

Shine Product: Wella System Professional Luminous Hair Mask

Hair Spray: Sunsilk Co-creations Plumped Up Volume hairspray / Herbal Essences tousle me softly flexible style hairspray

Makeup

Primer: Clarins Beauty Flash Balm / NARS Primer

Foundation: Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Fiji / or a mix of FoA Mineral Liquid Foundation in Beige mixed with Maybelline Mineral Power Liquid SPF 15 Foundation in Creamy Natural

Tinted Moisturiser: n/a

Concealer: Bourjois Healthy Mix concealer in 52 medium radiance

Powder: Maybelline NY Fit Me Pressed Powder #225 (day) and Napoleon Perdis Camera Finish in Look 4 (night)

Cream Blush: NARS Liquid Highlighter in Orgasm

Powder Blush: Illamasqua Powder Blush in Hussy or Thrust / Benefit Coralista / Napoleon Perdis Blush Patrol / Benefit Hoola (Bronzer) or FoA Pressed Powder Bronzer

Liquid Highlighter: NARS Liquid Highlighter in Orgasm

Powder Highlighter: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle

Mascara: Benefit BADgal mascara or Napoleon Perdis Long Black Mascara

Eyeliner: Napoleon Eye Pencil in Brown Sugar or a brown eyeshadow pressed into the lash line

Cream Eyeshadow: Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in RSVP or M.A.C Paint Pot in Bare Study

Powder Eyeshadow: M.A.C Woodwinked and Sable

Highlighter Shadow: M.A.C Paint Pot in Bare Study

Lipgloss: NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Sweet Heart / Face of Australia Mineral Lip Shine in Fairy Floss / Illamasqua Sheer Lipgloss in Divine

Lipstick: M.A.C Lipstick in Angel / M.A.C Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Behave Yourself

[Image Source: http://callousheart.tumblr.com/page/50 ]

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