Baby Blues: 6 Blue Eyeliner Picks

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 07/16/2013 - 3:56 PM

Forget black liner, cool blue hues are where it’s at! To create a sultry-smooth and summer-approved eye, try out these six blue eyeliner picks for comfort.




Test Mult Slide

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 7:27 PM

Name: Alan O

Age: 34

Location: Residing in Sydney Australia, but originally from Jupiter 

Fave Fragrances: Top 5 are Gucci Envy, Antidote by Viktor & Rolf, Tom Ford Noir, Aventus & a tie for 5th place between Dior Homme Intense & Serge Lutens Santal Majuscule 

Top 3 reasons you love wearing cologne/smelling good:

1. Let's not lie, #1 is to get the attention of the opposite sex.  Who doesn't like someone stopping them to tell them how good they smell? We can't all turn heads with our looks, so fragrance can be an extension, an addition, a magic potion if you like :)

2.To feel more than just clean. Coming out the shower, it doesn't feel complete to just get dressed without adding something to the mix, and it's great to be able to accessorise with the seasons.

3. The memories they can invoke, a simple smell can transport you back to a time or place in your life, so why not use all the senses to enhance the every day experience?

What do you do in your free time? I play basketball, train in Muay Thai, spend time with my family (in particular my 3 nieces) and I enjoy cooking.

What’s your thought on celeb fragrances? I honestly don't care about the name on the bottle, or the price tag, if it smells good, serves a purpose and has something that makes it stand out in a good way then I'll wear it. Having said that, I'm yet to come across a celebrity fragrance that I've loved enough to keep in my rotation.

How do you choose a new scent? What factors are most important to you? Well the initial process is a lot of blind buys, as I've learnt to take online advice with a grain of salt. However once they've been narrowed down, I don't usually choose just one, multiple factors will come in to play. It can range from my experience with that particular house, the opinions of those around me on a day to day basis (only to a certain extent, as I'm still the one that has to wear it) but I also want to be respectful.

Then I need to factor how well it lasts on my skin, is it versatile enough for more than one occasion or is it just for particular occasions? Most important to me right now is the chances of it sticking around. All my favourites have slowly been discontinued and I hate having to go CSI mode on the net trying to track down a bottle, so it has to be something I can easily get my hands on.

Why do I love Great prices, fast delivery, user friendly website, constant coupons to take advantage of, a wide variety of changing options and their willingness to assist.

Easy Day-to-Night Makeup Tips

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 3:51 PM

With summer in full swing, hitting happy hours after work is seasonal must. However, the makeup you’ve been rocking all day won’t have the same effect after sundown. Looking cute and summer-festive in work gear can be tough, so we rounded up some beauty tricks that will have you looking day-to-night ready in a flash. Whether you’re meeting the girls for a margaritas or your man for an under-the-stars soiree, you’ll look fresh and fabulous without having to start from scratch.

Touch up
At the end of a long day, your makeup it bound to have worn off. Spend a few minutes cleaning up the mess—blot any oil from your face, wipe away smudged mascara, and retouch your concealer. If you’re feeling particularly oily, try brushing a translucent powder, like Jurlique Citrus Silk Finishing Powder, across your face to eliminate shine.

Lavish Your Lids
Sultry eye makeup was made for the night, so use these opportunities to pack on some layers and pump up those peepers. Start by re-lining your inner and outer lash lines with a smooth black pencil, like the Bare Minerals Big & Bright Eyeliner. If you’re in the mood for a more intense look, line your upper lids with black, Giorgio Armani Maestro Liquid Eye Liner—its tapered pen makes lining easy and precise.

You can always add a little shimmery bronzer to your lids too, like Jane Iredale 24 Karat Gold Dust Shimmer Powder, for an extra sparkle. It will bring out the warmth in your cheekbones, and hey—it saves you from carrying an eye shadow!

Always apply a little more mascara to the tips of your lashes. If you brush all the way through, they could start looking clumpy, so focus on the areas that are lacking color.

Liven Up Your Lips
Pastel pink and pretty neutrals are great for the work place, but parties? Not so much. Usually, we would recommend adding a darker lip color for an evening look, but since it’s summer, we say play with color! Pick a bright pink or seductive red shade, like Calvin Klein Delicious Luxury Crème Lipstick in Cosmopolitan; think Gwen Stefani as apposed to Gwyneth Paltrow. You can put this lipstick over the color you’ve been wearing all day, as it should be brighter than what you’ve been wearing. For the final touch add a clear gloss, just to make your mouth pop.