Friday, 31 July 2009

MAC Color Craft Collection

I went into town today with my mind set on MAC's new color craft collection. I had heard so many good things about it and I simply couldn't wait any longer. I am a relatively a new MAC cosmetics fan but I can honestly say that it has been a long time since I've seen such a gorgeous collection! It was hard not to buy the whole thing but I had to be realistic and buy only essentials to speak:)

I walked out with these:

* Daft Pink Mineralize Blush (A lovely pink colored blush that work great as a highlighter)

* Fad-dabulous Minerlize Blush (A rosie colored blush with golden veins)

* Cheeky Bronze Mineralize Skinfinish (a great plum brownish bronzer)

* Made With Love Lipstick

* 2 Color Crafted Lipsticks (such a gorgeous lipstick that i had to buy a back up, can't have that one run out any time soon!)

But for some reason I didn't fall in love with the mineral eyeshadows, although they do look great. The mineral skin finishes were in absolutely gorgeous colors with veins of gold or silver in them and the same with the blushes. They feel really light on the skin but if you are a matte person then these products are not for you.

I am soooo tempted to go out and buy more...aaaa!

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

My new obsession

Well folks it looks like I have developed another obsession that will almost certainly send me broke. Hehe...maybe not, but close.
It's not a big surprise since I am a 23 year old female. It was only a matter of time that I started obsessing about cosmetics and everything involved. But it's not like I woke up one day and decided to buy heaps of makeup, no, not the case. Truth to be told, I have been surrounded by makeup and strict beauty regimes since I was a little girl starting with my grandmother having a beauty and cosmetics store before she retired and my mum being a model.
I am a strong believer in taking extra good care of yourself and through the years I have slowly but surely been getting more and more interested in it. I even have more than once considered going to makeup courses.
Though there are a few key factors that recently pushed me (in a good way) into realising that this had changed into something more than just interest and have made me completely hooked.

1. Makeup Vlogs (YouTube): This has been the most inspiration to me. These girls dedicating themselves by posting makeup tutorials on YouTube. I am big follower and subscriber to a few of them that not only offer tutorials but also offer advice, the do's and dont's about makeup, good and bad beauty products, their newest makeup buys and keep you up to date with everything in the cosmetics world...they even test them out for you to see.
If you are keen on beauty products then I recommend that you check these gorgeous girls out!
GypsySayer...Just to name a few. It's easy to find more.

2. Makeup blogs: Is pretty much the same as above except that you can't watch. But I always love reading blogs so this is just a bonus. The same girls that do their Vlogs also have blogs and you can find them on their YouTube site

3. Cheap makeup on the Internet: Everything is cheaper on the good old interweb. Every time I see a bargain or realise that the item is cheaper than in the shops I will be VERY tempted to buy it! And you can also find awesome makeup brands that are not sold in Australia.
Strawberrynet - They ship worldwide for FREE!
Cherry Culture - Gorgeous cheap cosmetics.
eBay - There are a lot of makeup shops on eBay that are cheap as chips!

So I hope you are not too exhausted after all that ranting. But I am hoping to blog more about makeup and beauty products every once in a while.

Feel free to tell me if you know something that I haven't mentioned in this blog regarding any cosmetics or beauty products. I love learning new things:)


Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Etsy finds

I know I am bit late on the Etsy band wagon but better late then never and boy was I missing out. So after hearing everyone raving about this site and me being an eBay-holic I decided to venture out on new grounds to look for new black boots. I didn't find my perfect boots but came out with two other great buys instead. I received my first Etsy packages last week and in them were: The coolest necklace body harness. (Yes, I have been very lazy to DIY one myself but I am supporting other artists, that's my excuse;)) Then these super cool vintage spandex electro leggings. Which I will be wearing next time I go out dancing:)

If anyone is interested then these are the links to the Etsy sellers.
Fashionology-nl (Has moved to ebay)

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Busy weekend...

So I thought I should update you on what's been happening...

Does everyone remember 'Revel8'?? After all that drama two blogs ago.
Well, the film festival was last Friday and like I told you, me and the BF were two of the top 20 finalists. We were a bit worried about the outcome as we had never seen the finished product and the cinema was absolutely packed. So we sat in our seats and listened to the speeches and then it was time...! The BF's film was number 3 and it turned out much better than we thought except that my character looked like a total bitch...yes, the poor audience had endure my terrible acting. One of the reasons that I decided to stay behind the lens...hehe:)
My film was number 17 and I was pretty happy with it but answer me this. WHY oh why would you put a depressing rock song to a 1920's silent era film?!?!?! I honestly have no idea what the guy that scored my film was thinking and unfortunately as a result, my film suffered a tad for it.
It was all in good fun though and the film that won really deserved it.
There is some great talent out there people!
I included photos of the program for the night and marked our films for you.

And those who are keen can go to this LINK and watch all the films.

Also this weekend we were kitten sitting Minty the cat for our friends and we had such a good time with him! What a funny but darling cat. He wouldn't leave us alone the whole time and followed us wherever we went. And when we would sit on the sofa he would demand to lie between us. And last but not least like every cat does he had claimed the left corner of our bed and slept there all nights with us. Then we would wear ourselves out by playing all day long.
A playful yet a very lovely cat...LOVED IT! I miss him already.

Then just for fun I would like to conclude this massive blog with this photo of us from last Saturdays dress up party. What a great night! And if anyone was wondering...I went as an Aristocrat Vampire (think Interview with the vampire) and the BF went as the guy from Clockwork Orange. Good Times:)

Au revoir...x

Thursday, 9 July 2009

My sisters fabulous buttons designs.

I thought I might brag a little about my very talented sister. (on the left of last photo)
She is a natural born designer that has been busy in the last 5-6 years in some of Netherlands best designer schools. I'm pretty sure she has tried everything from interior to clothing designs and even paintings. But personally I think her best talent is her clothing designs and I can't wait for her to give me some of that action!...hehe;)
And as you can see her signature style is 'buttons' which I think is one of her best ideas yet!
Our all time dream is to open up a vintage clothing and interior store but also featuring her work. Probably 50/50. Ahh...will keep on dreaming for a few more years:)

I will be featuring more of her work every now and then and I just heard that she has just started designing handbags! Some company will be helping her with the fabric and stuff so i'ts all very's all happening for her:) Hopefully she will be the next big thing in the designer world.

Miss you girl! Can't wait to see you in

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Revel-8 Madness

What a shocker I've had in the last couple of days!
Remember a few blogs down I made a black&white film for a film festival called Revel-8.
Well...I should have heard from the co-ordinator long before so naturally I was getting a bit worried. So I sent him a very courteous email asking him if everything is alright. Sure enough the next day I got an email back with my worst fears! There it was in writing, on my computer screen, him telling me that he had not received my film...AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
I called Australia post straight away ready with my registered post tracking number then trying to explain to the poor woman (most stressed in my life) my problem. The woman on the phone told me that my package is still sitting in the right post office waiting to be collected. So I rang the coordinator a bit annoyed. Then found out from him that he always checks his mailbox everyday and had never received any notices from the post office. But he told me he would check the next day since it was after hours. Now I was really pissed off! Where was my film?!? My first ever film I made, my baby, my precious (A little LOTR reference, you get the point).
I have never been so stressed in my life those hours I waited for THE phone call. forward to 9am this morning and guess what! On the other end I heard
'GOOD NEWS'! A 100 kilos had been lifted from my shoulders. No thanks to Australia post who didn't even put my package into his Po Box like they should have but my film was found and had been sent straight to Melbourne to be processed. The composers have already started scoring my film and folks you know what that means...I am in the top 20 in the first ever film competition I've ever entered with the first film I've ever made, How cool is that!!!
That was more than I was hoping for and I'm totally over the moon right now:)
And that's not all. Not only did I make the top 20 but the BF also got chosen which is just the best thing ever! :)
So in 8 days we will be watching our own films already scored by professionals on a big cinema screen in Astor cinema in front of sold out seats...yes, sold out already! They are even talking about another screening because it has been so popular this year.

I will soon post about the whole experience.

Until then....Peace out!