Sunday, April 22, 2018

HOW TO: Pastel Pink Hair


HOW TO: Pastel Pink Hair 


Ever wanted pastel pink hair but didn't want to visit a hair salon?  Well you're in luck! Because I'm sharing my secret to achieving pretty pastel pink hair at home - and it's easier than you think! 

What You Will Need: 
  • Semi Permanent Hair Colour - Alfaparf Revolution Direct Coloring Cream (Magenta) 
  • Hair Conditioner 
  • Comb
  • Hair Sectioning Clips
  • Mixing Bowl 
  • Tint Brush 
  • Gloves (optional) 



This method works best on blonde or light coloured hair. 

Directions: 

Start with freshly washed hair.
I wash my hair with shampoo and conditioner in the shower. After towel drying hair - I let my hair air dry for 20 - 30 mins. 
(It's important to start with freshly washed hair, because applying the hair colour to dirty hair, will mean that you will need to shampoo your hair after rinsing off the hair colour and this is not ideal!) 

Create colour mixture. 
Add conditioner into your mixing bowl, then add a small amount of your semi permanent hair colour to the bowl and mix well using the tint brush. (It's important to mix well to ensure the hair colour is evenly distributed with the conditioner)  
You can always add more conditioner to your colour mixture to lighten the colour, until the desired colour is achieved. 

Apply mixture to hair. 
Brush damp clean hair to remove any tangles or knots. Section your hair into small sections use your hair clips to secure hair in place. Starting at the bottom of your hair and working up - use the tint brush to apply the colour mixture onto your hair, one section at a time. Comb through each section after applying colour mixture to ensure the product is evenly distributed. 







Rinse off after 20 mins. 
Leave the hair colour on your hair for approximately 15 - 20 minutes and then rinse off well in the shower. You will notice the water turns pink - keep rinsing until the water goes clear. 

Style your new pink hair!
Blow dry or air dry your hair and style as desired... Enjoy your pretty pastel pink hair! 





The best pink hair colour I have found (after trying many different brands) is Alfaparf Milano Revolution Direct Colouring Cream in Magenta. It's the perfect hybrid between a pink and a purple. Alfaparf do have a "pink" colour in their collection but this colour is very bright - so I used Magenta to create a really pretty pastel pink. 

I have also used the colouring cream directly without mixing with conditioner and the colour is a gorgeous deep magenta hair - that fades to a pastel pink over time. This hair colour is very inexpensive - $10.95 for 90ml. 

In this step by step how to video I demonstrate how to achieve pastel pink hair at home using this easy and quick method. 


VIDEOPastel Pink Hair 


https://youtu.be/0rH7vne-izQ

Sunday, December 31, 2017

MOVIE REWIND: Best Films of 2017



MOVIE REWIND
Best Films of 2017

As I spend the last day of 2017 on the couch blogging and watching New Year's Eve on TV (it's becoming a tradition to watch this film every New Years Eve) I take a look back at the best films of 2017! 

1  Transformers: The Last Knight 
2. The Fate of the Furious 
3. Baby Driver 
4. Home Again 
5. Logan Lucky 
6. Overdrive  
7. Passengers
8. Hidden Figures 
9. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 
10. xXx Return of Xander Cage  
11. Unforgettable 
12. Thor Ragnarok 

2017 was most definitely the year of big budget sequels! 7 of the top grossing films of the year were sequels, from some of the most popular movie franchises including Fast & Furious, Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, Thor, Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man. 

Worst Film
Baywatch 

Best Actors
Vin Diesel, Channing Tatum, Ansel Elgort, Scott Eastwood

Best Actress
Reese Witherspoon

Best Romantic Film 
Home Again 

Best Animated Film
Trolls 

Best SciFi Film
Passengers 


Reese Witherspoon in Home Again


2017 Films I missed
Atomic Blonde, Wonder Woman, La La Land, Beauty & The Beast, A Bad Moms Christmas, Geostorm, Cars 3, Despicable Me 3, Spiderman: Homecoming, 9/11, Thank you for your service and Moana. 

2018 films I can't wait to watch! 
Pitch Perfect 3, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Ocean's 8, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and Bumble Bee. 

Looks like it's going to be another great year for sequels! 

Sunday, December 17, 2017

COLOURPOP X MY LITTLE PONY: Eyeshadow Palette


Colourpop x My Little Pony collection 

Colourpop cosmetics collaborated with the official My Little Pony brand to bring you a limited edition My Little Pony collection inspired by the retro ponies, their colourful personalities and magical cutie marks. 



The hero product of the My Little Pony x Colourpop collection is the My Little Pony Pressed Eyeshadow Palette. This adorable collector's palette features 12 eyeshadows including shimmery glitters, wearable mattes and surprising iridescent shades. 

My Little Pony Eyeshadow Palette $16 


  • Butterscotch white with subtle pink violet opalescent sheen
  • Blossom metallic peach with pink and gold duo chrome finish
  • Starshine metallic golden tangerine
  • Bluebell satin golden ivory
  • Applejack matte dusty red violet
  • Skydancer metallic bright icy lavender
  • Minty matte cool-toned fuchsia
  • Flutterbye matte true pastel peach
  • Twilight satin deep blackened violet
  • Firefly metallic silvery baby blue
  • Snuzzle metallic icy white with opalescent blue duo chrome
  • Princess Sparkle metallic rich smokey turquoise




The palette features 7 retro ponies from the sparkle crew and of course a My Little Pony rainbow! Plus the ponies and the word my little pony have a foiled finish so the front of the palette literally sparkles! So magical! 

My favourite shades are Sky dancer, Minty, Bluebell and Firefly. 






My Little Pony Pressed Powder Highlighter  - Trickles $8
Get that glow with Colourpop's silky soft, super blendable, high shine powder highlighter. 


Trickle is a lavender with pink opal duo chrome flip. 

This is a very pretty pink highlighter with an opalescent finish that gives a magical glow to your cheeks! 





Love this collection? 
Read more: Colourpop x My Little Pony Ultra Glossy Lips blog post.


Colourpop x My Little Pony collection
www.colourpop.com



VIDEO Colourpop x My Little Pony Collection Palette + Swatches



https://youtu.be/QjPC-UEdePY

Monday, December 11, 2017

COLOURPOP x MY LITTLE PONY: Ultra Glossy Lips


Colourpop x My Little Pony collection 
ULTRA GLOSSY LIPS 


Colouropop Cosmetics, a cruelty-free beauty brand from LA collaborated with Hasbro's official My Little Pony brand for a fun, cute and retro makeup collection to celebrate the release My Little Pony movie! 

I just adore My Little Pony! ...So of course, I had to pick up some of the items from the Colourpop x My Little Pony collection! 

This lip gloss review features Dream Castle, Ponyland and Flutter Valley! 




Colourpop's Ultra Glossy Lip Colours are so glossy. So shimmery, metallic, glossy. Very long wearing on the lips. Extremely well priced. Beautiful packing, gorgeous pigmented shades and vibrant colours with high shine reflects of glitter! They are perfect!  

Colourpop Cosmetics says, "High shine gloss with full-coverage, metallic pearl finish in a moisturising and non-sticky, comfortable formula."



PONYLAND



Ultra Glossy Lip Ponyland $6

Ponyland is a lilac slightly sprinkled with pink and gold glitter. This shade is super pretty! 



DREAM CASTLE



Ultra Glossy Lip Dream Castle $6

Dream Castle is a metallic fuchsia with blue, violet and gold glitter on top. This is my favourite shade. 


FLUTTER VALLEY



Ultra Glossy Lip $6

Flutter Valley is a golden undertone with tons of hot pink and gold glitter. This shade is the most sheer and the most versatile.

Colourpop x My Little Pony collection
www.colourpop.com

I hope you enjoyed my review of the 3 Colourpop Ultra Glossy Lip shades from My Little Pony makeup collection! In my next blog post and video I feature the Colourpop My Little Pony Eyeshadow Palette - be sure to Subscribe to my Youtube Channel for this video!

Watch my Ultra Glossy Lips video for more information and to see the colours swatched on my hand and on my lips! 

VIDEO Colourpop x My Little Pony Ultra Glossy Lips



https://youtu.be/647Vh9jLXnw

Thursday, November 16, 2017

NAKED TAN: 20 Tan Tips


20 TAN TIPS
3 Step Tanning Routine



Every girl wants gorgeous glowing skin and a sun kissed glow, am I right ladies? ...But we don't want nasty sunburn! Following a fake tanning routine will ensure a flawless natural looking tan all year round. 

To achieve a flawless faux tan I love using the range of Naked Tan professional at home tanning products. 

In this How To video I explain my 3 step, 3 day Naked Tan tanning routine and share 20 tan tips to help you achieve a flawless tan. So if you want gorgeous glowing Goddess like skin follow these 3 easy steps to achieving the perfect tan. 

Day 1  PEPARE 
  • Exfoliate your skin using a body scrub - I love Naked Tan's Goddess Body Exfoliator
  • Cleanse skin with a body wash - I use Naked Tan Goddess Body Cleanser 

Goddess Body Exfoliator

DAY 2 TAN 
  • Take a cool shower and wash your body with Naked Tan's Goddess Body Cleanser. 
  • After showering do not apply deodorant 
  • Apply Naked Tan Créme de la Créme to any dry areas of your body like elbows, hands, wrists, etc. 
  • Shake your Naked Tan Bronzing Mousse bottle and then apply 1 pump to a tanning application mitt or Makeup Brush. 
  • Apply the product directly to your skin (with brush or mitt) using swirling motions to blend the product into the skin. 
  • Repeat this process until your body is tanned. 
  • Dry your body with your hair dryer on cool setting



DAY 3 MAINTAIN 
  • Maintain your tan daily with a body butter like Goddess Crème de la Crème 
  • Maintain your tan for longer - avoid using soap in the shower - use a body wash like Goddess Body Cleanser
  • Add an extra glow and enhance your tan with a Bronzing Creme or liquid bronzer - I use Goddess Instant Tan. 



TANNING TIPS


1 EXFOLIATE SKIN WITH BODY SCRUB
On the day or days leading up to your tan day - exfoliate your skin with a body scrub (Goddess Body Exfoliator) 

2 CLEANSE SKIN WITH BODY WASH 
Clean skin in the shower/bath before tanning application with a body wash or shower gel 

3 CLEAN SKIN IN A COOL SHOWER - AVOID HOT SHOWERS
Have a cool shower on tanning day! Long hot shower can open your pores - you don't want that. 

4 APPLY A BRONZING MOUSSE
Using a self tanning mousse like Naked Tan's Goddess Bronzing Mousse will result in a streak free professional tan. It's easy to apply at home! 

5 SHAKE BOTTLE BEFORE APPLYING BRONZING MOUSSE 
Be sure to shake the bottle before application to ensure an even tan application. 

6 APPLY MOUSSE WITH A BRUSH OR TANNING APPLICATION MITT 
To achieve a streak free tan apply your Bronzing Mousse with a large powder makeup brush or Goddess Tanning Mitt. 


Naked Tan Goddess Application Mitt


7 AVOID WEARING DEODORANT ON TANNING DAY
After showering be sure to not apply any deodorant. 
If you apply deodorant and then apply bronzing mousse over the area where your deodorant was applied the bronzing mousse will turn green - disaster! 

8 APPLY BODY BUTTER TO DRY SKIN FIRST 
Be sure to apply moisturiser or a body butter to dry areas like elbows, wrists and ankles before applying your tanning mousse. (Tan grab to dry areas and cause a dark patchy tan - hydrating these dry spots before tanning will help prevent this.)

9 AFTER TAN DRY SKIN WITH A HAIRDRYER 
After applying your fake tan - dry your skin using your hair dryer on a cool setting. This will ensure your tan is completely dry before you get dressed. 

10 WEAR LOOSE DARK CLOTHING - AVOID WEARING A BRA
After tan application be sure to wear loose dark clothing like a maxi dress, robe or black oversized t-shirt. Don't wear a bra for the next few hours while your tan develops.   

11 AVOID EXERCISE OR SWIMMING AFTER APPLYING YOUR TAN
Sweat, chlorine and rain don't mix with a freshly applied tan - so don't exercise, swim or go out in the rain while your tan is developing. 

12 RINSE OFF TAN AFTER 2 - 4 HOURS - USE BODY CLEANSER 
Rinse off your naked tan in the shower 2 - 4 hours after application. Use Naked Tan Goddess Body Cleanser in the shower when rinsing. 

I have very pale skin so I sleep in my tan for a deep dark tan. I usually apply my tan in the afternoon or night and wash off first thing in the morning. 

13 MAINTAIN TAN DAILY WITH BODY BUTTER 
Maintain your tan everyday with a deluxe moisturiser or body creme. I use Goddess Crème de la Crème everyday to hydrate my skin and help me maintain my tan for longer. Hydrating skin will ensure a longer lasting tan. 


Goddess Crème de la Crème



14 MAINTAIN TAN WITH BODY WASH - AVOID SOAP!  
Avoid using soap in the shower - it will strip your tan! Instead use an SLS free body wash like Naked Tan's Goddess Body Cleanser.  It will keep your tan on longer and won't fade the colour of your tan. 

15 TAN LEGS AND FEET WITH SELF TAN 
Tan your legs and feet with a gradual tan or self tanner. I apply Goddess Self Tan the day after tanning to my legs. This professional tanning creme is enriched with shea butter and tans while hydrating the skin. I always use Self Tan after shaving my legs.  

16 TAN FACE WITH FACE TAN WATER 
Everyday before applying my foundation I apply Eco Tan Face Tan Water using a cotton pad to my face. Suitable for oily and acne prone skin and it's non comedogenic. 


17 MATCH FOUNDATION WITH YOUR NEW TANNED SKIN
When your skin is tanned - you may need to wear a darker foundation to ensure your face and neck/shoulders are the same colour. 

18 HAVE COOL SHOWERS - AVOID LONG HOT SHOWERS
Long hot showers and baths will strip your tan tan quicker, so avoid them! Have cool (or luke warm) short showers instead to ensure a long lasting tan. 




Goddess Instant Tan


19 MAINTAIN TAN WITH GODDESS INSTANT TAN
Apply a bronzing creme or liquid bronzer just like Goddess Instant Tan to highlight and enhance your tan. Instant Tan is a 24 hour tan with a natural bronze colour and gorgoeus shimmer. 


20 MIX GODDESS INSTANT TAN WITH YOUR FOUNDATION  
For a luminous glow mix Instant Tan with your foundation. 
Mix Goddess Instant Tan with your regular foundation shade to create a darker shade - this will ensure your foundation matches with your new tanned skin. 




Shop Naked Tan! 
www.nakedtan.com.au

VIDEO 20 Tan Tips In Depth Tanning Routine 



https://youtu.be/a5JffWLfOdE 

Sunday, November 5, 2017

LIPSTICK: Marilyn Monroe Red Lips



MARILYN MONROE Red Lipstick 

To achieve Marilyn Monroe red lips I use 3 products; a lipstick, lipliner and lip gloss. Marilyn is my makeup muse and I love to re-create her signature seductive red lip. 





LIPLINER


Perfect red lipstick needs a perfect base. I always line and fill in my lips prior to lipstick application with a red lip liner. 

The lip liner I love is NYX Slim Lip Pencil in Plush Red. This is a cool red so it's perfect for a Marilyn Monroe inspired red lip. 

www.nyxcosmetics.com




LIPSTICK 


The essential product for this Marilyn Monroe inspired lipstick love is the Marilyn Red Lipstick from Ben Nye Makeup company

Ben Nye was a Makeup Artist in the Hollywood film industry. He worked as the 20th Century Fox Makeup Director and worked on over 500 films from 1936 - 1982. Ben Nye worked in the makeup department on 13 of Marilyn Monroe's films including The Seven Year Itch, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire, Niagara, Don't Bother to Knock, Monkey Business, All About Eve, Love Nest, We're Not Married, River of No Return, There's No Business Like Show Business, Bus Stop, and Let's Make Love. 

In 1967 Ben Nye retired and created the Ben Nye Makeup company - which specialises in professional makeup for the film industry. 

www.bennyemakeup.com





LIP GLOSS 

To create a luscious plump looking lip after lipstick application I like to apply one coat of Perfectly Chic Lip Gloss in Cherish to my top and bottom lip. 

This lipgloss is highly pigmented - it's a gorgeous cherry red colour with a shimmery finish so it's perfect over and red lipstick!

Kate's Lip Glosses are PETA certified cruelty free! 

Perfectly Chic Lip Gloss 
www.kateheussler.com

VIDEO Marilyn Monroe Red Lipstick 



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Watch video on Youtube: https://youtu.be/G0YPEhxYbLg

Saturday, October 28, 2017

VLOG: Hinze Dam Gold Coast



Hinze Dam Gold Coast 


On a sunny Friday in October I took a day trip to one of my favourite places - Hinze Dam. This hidden oasis in the Gold Coast Hinterland, is so peaceful and gorgeous. Only 15km south west of Nerang this popular tourist destination truly is a hidden gem!  








Hinze Dam features a Dam with un-gated spillway  Picnic Area, Visitor Centre and View Cafe for visitors. Great for horse riders, cyclists and adventure lovers. This 3700 acre reservoir - Advancetown Lake is absolutely beautiful especially during Spring and Summer. 




Hinze Dam, Advancetown - Gold Coast



On a gorgeous Spring day I filmed this video, so follow me to Hinze Dam Gold Coast. 

VIDEO Follow Me to Hinze Dam Gold Coast



Watch video on Youtube: https://youtu.be/fwyhoWD-dQU