Morning Make Up- Adelaide Beauty Conference

A new segment I’m trying out where in I show my morning make up routine for various days and chat about what I’m doing that day. Not really a tutorial, more of a random girly chat while we get ready together in the bathroom 😉

This is my day’s worth of beauty for a trip to Adelaide including 2 plane trips.

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A blog and Youtube channel about a girl and her quest to make everything sparkle. New craft, hair and beauty tutorials every week!

Violet LeBeaux spends most of her time trying to think of ways to make life prettier, posting said ways on her blog and drinking very strong tea. She writes about big hair cute things, girly fashion, beauty finds, sometimes Hime Gyaru fashion (姫ギャル) and crafty tutorials.

She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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Welcome to a special morning make up edition.
This issue/episode/whatever I’ll take you through how I get ready, did two hair styles and took it all out for the Adelaide Beauty Conference.
We start at around 6am at my apartment. I had put my hair up into pin curls the night before and tied it all in a scarf.
Shower and getting dressed then moisturiser and primer.
This early in the morning I’m not laying much attention to the order I’m going things in.
I wear minimal make up for the plain trips so I can sleep in later.
Foundation, highlighter and blush.
I prefer to spent more time on hair in the mornings because I can do manke up on the plain but it’s harder to do hair there.
Undoing pin curls.
This time I only did a couple on each side because I knew I would have time to mess with them later.
Basically I just unpin them, brush through each to remove any kinks and retwist them with my fingers.
Nice and easy.
I’m pretty much on auto pilot this early in the morning.
I don’t function or smile much without my morning cup of tea and breakfast.
Brush the top layer of hair to get rid of any separation between the curls.
Straighten the fringe and maybe the top parts if there are pin marks.
Add a pretty headband, spray it and finished.
Simple and classic.
For extra bonus points tease the underneath of your fringe so it doesn’t split during the day.
Super magic time travel!
Ok so now we’re on the plain and I was feeling a tiny bit more awake.
This is my set up.
Firstly eyeliner, brown, top and 1/2 of the bottom.
I like flying, it’s nice to have with a couple of hours to myself with no interruptions.
Sparkly highlighter under the brow.
The flight to Adelaide was really quick though.
Light purple shadow all over the lid.
It felt like we were hardly in the air for 20 minuts between take off and descent.
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Candice and Violet’s Day Out

Take a trip to Singapore with two of the cutest girls around! Travel isn’t just about seeing the sights, but seeing them in style. So prepare yourself for a total kawaii overload!
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A blog and Youtube channel about a girl and her quest to make everything sparkle. New craft, hair and beauty tutorials every week!

Violet LeBeaux spends most of her time trying to think of ways to make life prettier, posting said ways on her blog and drinking very strong tea. She writes about big hair cute things, girly fashion, beauty finds, sometimes Hime Gyaru fashion (姫ギャル) and crafty tutorials.

She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

Email: [email protected]
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Mail: PO BOX 372, Collins St West, VIC 8007, Australia

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Violet’s First V-Log: The Adelaide Beauty Conference

Well if you followed me on Twitter you would probably have guessed where I was the weekend before last: the Adelaide Beauty Conference! I’ve done my first V-Log at the end of the post too so enjoy!

I was flown up to be the special guest speaker and also to provide a nail art demonstration. James was the photographer for the day too so credit to him for all of these pictures.

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KMS Shampoo, Dry Shine Styler, Travel Kit Review

Before MBBE I had never heard of KMS California but I’m very glad that they included their shampoo and conditioner set in the gift bags because I found something to add to my must-have list.

Out of all the shampoo/conditioner sets that were in those bags, I found the KMS ones to be the most compatible with my hair. If you want to see what it beat out you can see the other items in the gallery here.

Brand: KMS CAlifornia

Name: Moistrepair Shampoo and Conditioner

Price: I googled for Australian prices and the average seems to be around AU$20 per bottle

If you follow me on Twitter you would have seen me asking for recommendations for hair treatments and products to fix my damaged hair. I’ve been dying my hair various colours for almost 10 years now and while I’ve escaped most damage it does take it’s toll.

The bleached sections of my hair are relatively unscathed but the pink dye is drying out the ends like crazy. If you have any recommendations for non-damaging-not-ridiculously-expensive pink dye available in Aus I would love to hear them! So yes trying to be kinder to my hair so I can keep the pink happening as long as possible. I’ve tried quite a few different hair treatments and with the exception of one which I will review later, these two products have by far improved the texture of my hair the most.

After using consistently for 1 month I can really feel the difference in the ends especially. Less straw and more silk if you know what I mean XD

The texture to both products was quite thick. The shampoo feels substantial and while lathering easily it doesn’t produce so many bubbles that your entire head is engulfed. The conditioner feels soft and silky but not so slippery that it runs off the hair, it grips well to the hair if that actually makes sense. There’s no strong smell which is also a plus in my books.

The only major con I have for these (other than the intensely ugly/generic looking bottles) is the price. At $20 for 1 bottle you really need to be prepared to invest in it. For me personally I don’t have the budget to do that unless I can find them on sale somewhere.

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Make Your Own Travel Make Up Palette

I’ve been really loving experimenting with make up and mixing my own colours and things lately so I thought it was about time to make something to keep them all in! You all know how much I love customised stuff so this post is all about how I made my very own make up travel palette!

Celeste forwarded me this video tutorial she found on making one and while I thought his method was clever I didn’t have most of those items so I decided to start from scratch and just do it my own way ^_^

I think there are a lot things that could be improved with how this one turned out but this is basically a base idea and I am planning to to use the techniques I learned in making this one to make an even better version which I will of course post too!

This is my finished product:

Make up Palette Tutorial

To make the box to keep it all in I use a cut up cardboard box. You need to decide how big you want your finished product to be and decide how many pans of make up you want in there. I decided 6 and measured it out.

Make up Palette Tutorial

Ignore the bits of glue and felt on the cardboard because it used to be a ring box ^_^ Anyway this is what the pieces of my box look like, you can see how it will fit together eventually with the hinged lid…

Make up Palette Tutorial

So tape it all together

Make up Palette Tutorial

You want to leave the hinge tape a little loose so it can swing easily:

Make up Palette Tutorial

Now it’s time to cover the whole thing in fabric using your glue gun to stick it. I used felt because that’s all I had left in my stash. Next time I think I will use something else on the outside but again use felt on the inside.There is no need to cover the bottom of the inside part on the right as that’s where the make up will go ^_^

Notice that on the inside of the lid I cut slashes going from one side to the other, I also only glued it around the outside. The reason for this is that you can use the strips to hold important things such as make up brushes, applicators, false lashes or glue 😀 Very useful!!

Make up Palette Tutorial

Next I glued a ribbon in place on the spine so it could be tied around and hold the hold thing closed with a bow.

Make up Palette Tutorial

Now let’s make the palette to go inside the thing!

I had this old palette that cost me like $4 a long time ago. I didn’t really like any of the colours anymore so it seemed like good craft fodder ^_^

Make up Palette Tutorial

I broke it open and removed all the little trays using pliers. Be careful because they can be sharp!

Make up Palette Tutorial

I put all of the powders into containers in case I ever wanted to mix them later and washed the metal trays so I ended up with this:

Make up Palette Tutorial

Next I cut a piece of cardboard that was the correct size to fit in my box thingy and glued the trays into place ^_^

Make up Palette Tutorial

Now while we’re here at the palette part you should cut out a piece of felt a couple of centimeters bigger than the cardboard. Unfortunately I didn’t get photos of this part but you need to cut holes that are big enough to fit the metals trays snuggly. Basically what you’re doing is making a nice little cover to make it all look pretty and so the trays don’t look so far out of place sticking up so much. So in my case I cut 6 holes… if that makes sense! Don’t glue it on yet though, we’ll fill the trays first.

Now time to mix up the powders 😀

As a mixing bowl I used the metal bits from empty tea light candles. They are perfect because you don’t have to clean them when you change colours, just throw them out! Also if you make too much you can actually just press the extra powder into them and keep for next time 😀 Just make sure that you clean them well and get rid of any old wax!!

Make up Palette Tutorial

To press your powder you will need the kind of gel hand sanitizer with alcohol so it will evaporate to make it all sticky again.

Make up Palette Tutorial

Put your powder into the candle and add one squirt of sanitizer. Mix it very very well until it forms a paste:

Make up Palette Tutorial

Tip the paste into the metal tray and squish it down with the stick:

Make up Palette Tutorial

Using a piece of paper towel press all of the liquid out with your finger. Be careful to make it nice and flat and smoosh as much liquid out as you can. You can use this same technique to fix cracked/broken eyeshadows, pressed powder, blush and the like, very handy to know!

Make up Palette Tutorial

Taadaa let it dry and that’s it! Repeat with any other colours you want to put in there ^_^

Make up Palette Tutorial

Now I wanted to include a lip colour too so I took some lip sticks I didn’t 100% like the colours of and mixed my own ^_^

First thing I did was add some shimmer dust to my mixing bowl.

Make up Palette Tutorial

Then I cut off pieces of each of the lippies and added them…

Make up Palette Tutorial

Using the pliers I held my pliers over a lit candle to melt the colours together. I mixed it together properly and poured into the tray. To get a nice clean finish on the top I use a lighter to *VERY CAREFULLY* melt the top so it was perfect!

Make up Palette Tutorial

I ended up going with 4 eye shadows, 1 shimmer and 1 lip colour so this is what my finished colours looked like:

Make up Palette Tutorial

After that the last and yet somehow hardest step is to fit the felt piece over the top of the palette so you can glue it in place and wrap around to the back.

You should have a nice pretty little tray to go in your box like this:

Make up Palette Tutorial

The best part of this is that because it fits so snugly there is no need to glue it in place so in theory you could have one master box and put in a different palette depending on the make up you wanted to wear that day! At least that’s what I’m planning to do ^_^

Make up Palette Tutorial

Closed it looks like this:

Make up Palette Tutorial

So all in all I think this was a really good experiment! while it didn’t turn out perfectly, I can see what I want to improve for next time and I can’t wait to give it another go 😀

Make up Palette Tutorial

What do you guys think? Have you ever done something like this before?

The Long Trip to Melbourne…

First off you’ve probably guessed that there is no Sneaker Sunday today, it’s all about Melbourne…

That’s because Valerie is off jetsetting around New York and after all of the ideas you suggested last week I decided to take this week off and bring you something much more informative next week ^_^

Secondly I just want to give a shout out to the girl that recognized me in Melbourne Central yesterday, you absolutely made my day 😀 It’s so weird to have people recognizing me on the street but it is very fun so I hope if any of you see me out you’ll come and say hello and take a photo or something!

Thirdly SuperKawaiiMama and Fashion Hayley were lovely enough to let me leech off their internet so I could upload all the photos of our journey down from Brisbane to Melbourne via Sydney ^_^

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I’ll try not to bore you with all the landscape photos, James hadn’t been on such a long drive before in Australia so he was very interested in the landscape… It all looked the same to me!

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