Violet’s Daily Romantic Make Up Look Photo Tutorial

Make up tutorial? It’s been so long!! I used to do a lot more make up video tutorials but they don’t really interest me as much lately because I think it’s easier to follow along with photos. So I thought I would do my basic every day look as a photo tutorial and if you guys like it maybe we’ll do some more looks 😀

This is the finished look:

So begin with your regular skin care routine.

If you’re me then stay in bed for an extra 10 minutes and complain about your skin later >_>
I alternate the order I do concealer and foundation depending on how much coverage I need that day. Concealer on top of foundation=more.
Cover dark circles with stick concealer. I use one from Innoxa. A very awesome friend taught me to love my dark circles because they’re a part of me which is never going to go away and there’s not one particular part of me which is any less awesome than the rest. I think that is one of the best outlooks on life I’ve ever heard but I still use concealer when I’m wearing purple or blue shades of eyeshadow otherwise the colour shades look like someone has given me two black eyes XD
Apply a little foundation all over the face.
Usually I only apply foundation in a mask around the cheek area of my face so blush has a smooth surface to grip to.
Smooth canvas ready for some paint!
This pink and purple area is where we will be working for the eyes.
Use an eyeshadow brush for the first part of the tutorial.
Apply white eyeshadow under the eyebrow.
And a light pinky purple shade all over the lid.
You should have something like this…
Apply a touch of white in the centre of the eyelid.
Now you need a pointed detail brush.
Apply a darker purple in a pointed C shape at the outer corner of your eye.
Something like this…
Add a little bit of bright pink in this area too.
Remember to do the other side too >_>
Use a fluffy blending brush to blend the eyeshadow completely together.
Apply a decent coat of mascara.
So far… the lighting makes it look like I’ve only done one side -_-‘
Next apply eyeliner.
Apply a thick line and wing it out to the side with a flick.
Now it’s time for eyelashes.
I use 3/4 lashes from Daiso usually.
Make sure you have glue which dries clear or black.
Now for some nice light pink blush.
Apply it to the apples of your cheeks in a round shape for a cute look. Make sure you buff it out really well.
Lipstick time! Add a nice bright lipstick and also a bright lipgloss to go over the top.
And that’s it, you’re all done and ready to go out!
Hope you found this useful, let me know what you guys think of this format and I might put some more together!

All Time Beauty Favourites- Lipstick

Ok, time for something fun! I get asked a lot which make up I’m wearing and honestly most of the time it’s pretty much the same thing. I don’t change stuff up very often once I find something that really works for me. So I’ve decided to do an “All Time Beauty Favourites” series and we’ll kick it off with my all time favourite thing: lipstick!

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These are the 5 lipsticks that I wear the most.

From left to right: Dior 565, Chanel 93 Exaltee, L’Oreal Colour Riche 267 and 287 and Revlon Colour Stay 050.

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You can tell I’m into the bright colours.

My all time favourite is the Dior. It’s expensive but it’s my holy grail of lipsticks. It’s the perfect mix of BAM colour and staying power. I hardly ever have to reapply this and it doesn’t get all weird and liney around my lips. I would throw out all of my other lipsticks and just use this one for the rest of my life if I had to pick.

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The Chanel is a fantastic colour and was my first high end lipstick. The colour is an amazing punch in the face pink but it tends to migrate to teeth and around the lips during the day so now that I have the Dior I don’t bother with it anymore.

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The first L’Oreal is a beautiful true red. It’s creamy and bright and shiny as hell. Unfortunately it comes off on everything which is it’s major downfall. The colour punch is totally worth it though!

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The second L’Oreal is an amazing deep pink glitter. Alone it’s great but I love it paired with a particular lipgloss which has been discontinued. I still wear it but I mostly cling to hope that the lipgloss will be re-released again and I’ll have ultimate POP colour ;_;

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Lastly the Revlon colour-stay was a gift from Mrs DinoSlippers. The colour is a red plum and it really does stay forever. I love the set and forget convenience of this, it requires no effort and no touch ups during the day. It’s major downfall is that it is really drying, I can’t wear it alone otherwise I feel like I have lips made of wax. I really want to have a look and see what other colours this comes in though because it’s awesome when paired with lipgloss.

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Honourable mention goes to this insanely bright Neon Cosmetics shade. Their website no longer works and it is half melted but it sure is a BAM colour ^_^

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Here are the detail stickers if you need them:

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And lastly, here’s the little compact that I use most of the time for my lipstick.

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Hope you found that helpful and see you next time I do an All Time Favourite post!

How To Make Your Own Hair Mask – Recipe

Recently I’ve been trying some more DIY beauty solutions for at home because A. it saves money and B. they are fun to make. One that I’ve been going back to a bit has been this hair mask. It sounds completely gross but it makes my hair nice and shiny!

For this tutorial you will need:
  • An egg
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • 1 tablespoon of yoghurt

Add all of the ingredients to a cup or bowl.

Mix them up vigorously until they are completely smooth.
The consistency should be quite runny so it will be easy to distribute through your hair.
Then just apply it to your hair and leave it on for at least 10 minutes. It feels and smells a little gross but it really does make my hair feel awesome!
You can wrap your hair in cling wrap if you are worried about it going everywhere while you wait. I have always wondered if any of these kinds of treatments can actually do anything useful because really you’re just adding things to you hair. I imagine a healthy diet and having the correct vitamins in your body to begin with would really do you a lot more good than just softening the hair after it’s grown out. But this isn’t my area of expertise so what do I know! Either way, soft hair for the win!

4 Random Beauty Products From Daiso Review

I love random beauty products and James challenged me to find some things at Daiso that I’d never tried and give them a go… so here we are!

I got just-add-water face masks, eyelid tape, cocoon scrubs and a silicon face scrub. For those of you who don’t know, Daiso is a Japanese variety store where everything costs $2.80 (or less if you’re not living in Australia >_>).

So first up are natural silk cocoon face scrubs.
You pretty much soak them in warm water  and then use them to scrub dirt off your face.
They are really hard when they come out of the packet and it took quite a while for mine to soften. It definitely didn’t feel like silk. I felt like this did just about as good of a job as nothing really. I didn’t notice a difference at all. I was so ready to have magically amazing skin but apparently life doesn’t work that way :/
Next up the silicon face scrubber. This I bought because it reminded me of the Foreo Luna but cost about a 100th of the price. Not even exaggerating there.
This one is to be used with your regular face products and it does work quite well. It did scrub off my make up easily and felt pleasant to use. I don’t know if it works better than a face towel, but it works! It doesn’t have the vibrating function etc that the Luna does so it doesn’t work as well at removing face stuff but for a 100th of the price I think you could really just put a little more work into the scrubbing and still be happy! Tick!
Next up, double eyelid tape. I’ve always wondered how this would change the shape of my eyes. Obviously I don’t expect them to give me double eyelids because I already have them but changing the shape of my crease is something that I find interesting.
It took me quite a few tries to get the hang of applying them and if I was planning to use them on a regular basis I would probably buy another pack and just practice until I had the technique perfect.
Eyes with out tape:
Eye with tape:
So obviously they did make a difference, my eye is much more rounded and the skin is tighter. I found it uncomfortable but I’m sure it’s something you would get used to. Overall they did as advertised and if I ever felt like changing the shape of my eye again I would rebuy.
Lastly after all of that playing I thought my skin could probably use a break so I tried out these face mask tablets!
They come 5 to a pack and are good sized for traveling. I’m imagining trying to explain why I have white powdery tablets in my luggage but that’s another issue all together.
You soak the tablet in some warm water…
And it expands into a wet slimy mask, like those awesome “hatch your own dinosaur” toys you had as a kid. Luckily this leaves less of a feeling of annoyance that it didn’t turn into a 50 foot sponge t-rex. False advertising.
The mask was surprisingly nice considering how cheap it was. My face actually felt really nice after I was finished using it. I will actually re-buy these!
So that’s it, Daiso adventure complete. Some good ones and some… others! Next time I’m totally buying that weird horse fat cream I keep seeing, that looks highly disturbing and I think I should try it! Is there anything random from Daiso you guys think I should put in my next review?

How To Do Sugar Crystal Ice Lipstick

Ok so this is tutorial which has been requested a surprising amount considering how old the photos are! We did a photo series which was themed around a snow queen where I had sugar icicle lipstick a few years ago.
Here’s a slightly warmer version…

But the original version was super icy with the light blue lipstick underneath it.
It’s super easy to do, start with clean bare lips.
Apply a really sticky lipgloss. If you want to make the lips coloured then start with coloured lipstick and the apply a sticky clear lipgloss over the top.
Try to be as neat as possible because it can be tough to clean up later.
Pour out the sugar into your hand or a tray.
Press your lips into it.
Use a make up brush to dust off around the edges and any loose pieces.
Done! You can also press it in a second time to crust it on even more. For the snow queen look I think I did like 3 layers.
When the sugar touches the lip gloss it crystalises a bit more together. It looks cool but it will get everywhere so take your photos quickly! Also it’s hard not to just eat it haha!

How To Make Your Own Lip Scrub

I’ve been looking a bit into some more DIY beauty options this year while we save up for a house. A lot of the more generic beauty treatments are really easy to make at home.

I was sent one of the Lush Lip Scrubs by their PR department and while it’s great, the ingredients are things you would find in your kitchen so whether it’s worth purchasing I guess depends on your budget. For me, repurchasing at $9.95 is unfeasible so kitchen cupboard here I come!
To make your own lip scrub you will need:
  • Sugar
  • Oil
  • Flavour if you want it to smell/taste good, I’m using strawberry
Pour out a few teaspoons of sugar, I used 3 and it was waaay too much.
Mix in 1tsp of oil.
Add a drop of flavour and mix that in.
Mix as thoroughly as you like, so long as it’s all wet with the oil it really doesn’t matter as you’re just going to be scrubbing it around. In terms of oil, I used generic vegetable oil because that’s all I had but you could use anything including coconut oil for something which has some added benefits.
Done! Now rub on your lips and try not to lick it off… or don’t try… it tastes awesome.
Easy! Now go enjoy spending your money on something else which is important to you… or be responsible and save it if you want to be boring like me 😀
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