GROOMING YOUR BROWS

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Brows have become such a fashion statement. Some are filled in, some are drawn in, while others just appear natural. We all want that perfect brow, however not everyone was gifted in the brow department. Nonetheless, there are products out there to enhance and glorify our natural brows. All you need to do is figure out which one is best suited for your brows and what look you want to achieve. There are four kinds of brow products that you can use to create almost any look. These are powdered brow products, brow pencils, brow mascaras and brow pens/ markers.  


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HOW TO CREATE A FLAWLESS BASE

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Imagine a world with no pimples, no blemishes, no redness or dark eye circles. Sounds perfect, doesn’t it?  Unfortunately most of us have the occasional blemish, dark circles under our eyes or redness on our cheeks, chin and nose. As much as those sound horrible, we are lucky to have products that have been invented to conceal those flaws. The next challenge is in understanding how to effectively use those products to conceal and create a flawless base. 


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STROBING: HIGHLIGHTING

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Previously I did a blog post on contouring and highlighting (click here if you missed it). However, strobing has become the latest trend, so I thought it would be nice to do a blog post on it. If you aren't sure what strobing is, it's basically just highlighting. It creates the illusion of "dewy" skin, which makes your skin appear more youthful and natural. So how exactly do you do this?

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WHERE TO CONTOUR AND HIGHLIGHT

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Another beauty has requested a blog post! How exciting I love getting requests!! Here it is:

Heyyyy can you write one about contouring and highlighting? Never done it and scared to try!
"Contouring and highlighting" you hear it everywhere. These days your makeup routine isn't completed without that contoured nose or highlighted cheek bone. But how do you know where you should be contouring or highlighting? Well, don't worry I have some tips that will hopefully be helpful in contouring and highlighting! :D

Lets get started!

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HOW TO REMOVE MAKEUP (THE CORRECT WAY)

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This post is dedicated to one of my beauty readers who requested if I could do a blog post on how to effectively remove makeup. Here is the request:

Hi! Do you think you could do a post on the best way to remove makeup (such as eyeliner) without damaging the skin around the eyes- as you say it may cause wrinkles with age. So it would be really helpful to know how to effectively remove makeup without causing wrinkles :)
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HOW DO WE FAKE TAN?

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We have reached the subject of fake tanning, a trend that been around since 1908. Woman have been fake tanning for decades, so surly we should know how to do it, right? To be honest, even I don't know how to do it. In fact, I've only fake tanned once. Wasn't a pretty sight.

So, because it's heading towards Summer in Australia, and we all love a bit of fake tan- I went out and asked my tanning friends what the secrets are to getting a perfect even tan.
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SCHOLL FOOTCARE HAUL (DRY, CRACKED AND TIRED FEET)

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Todays product review is a little different from what you beauties are used too, but I thought since winter has come and gone our feet may be a little dry and cracked. After all, our feet are jammed into boots and wrapped in sweaty socks - poor guys! Our feet can be prone to a lot of things like corns and calluses, especially during the winter months. Can we all just get pedicures and have our feet looking and feeling like soft rose petals? Unfortunately, we would need heaps of time and a lot of money. So I've tried some at-home products that may keep our feet looking soft and smooth from Scholl. I've listed the products I got and reviewed each one based on how I felt about them.

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MY TOP 10 BEAUTY PICKS

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I always get asked what my top beauty products are. It's actually a tough question because I have so many. However, I have come up with my top 10 beauty picks from hairspray to mascara to lipsticks. So with no further ado I like you to give a warm welcome to my top 10 beauty picks! *Drum rolls*

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HOW TO GET PERFECT NAIL POLISH

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Ever been frustrated when you see chipped nail polish? And you literally applied it the night before.  I can say that I've been there MANY times before. However, now my nail polish lasts for more than a week (chip-free)! "How?" You may ask. Well, lets just say the secrets out! There are just four steps to getting the perfect chip-free nail polish. First you prep, shape, paint and maintain (sounds like a catchy song). "Prep, shape, paint and maintain... boom boom."

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Anyway, when the winter months appear the temperature falls and so do our skins moisture levels. So we need to fight against the cold, by hydrating our nails so that they don't peel or split. You can either use hand creams (and quite a lot), or cuticle cream/ oil.

THIN LIZZY CONCEALER (REVIEW)

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I've finally been able to post another exciting review, since its been ages since I did one. I've been beauty advising - AKA being a cosmetician. Which is basically a person who does makeovers and gives advise about beauty and skincare related questions. And on the other hand, I'm studying to become a qualified makeup artist. So you would understand how busy I have been. However, I have found time to write this amazing product review! Keep reading to find out.

So, the other day I stumbled across Thin Lizzy's concealer. At first I really didn't know what to expect because I have never used any of the Thin Lizzy makeup products before, so I was pretty open minded about the range. But boy oh boy, I absolutely love this concealer. 
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HOW DO I KNOW WHICH IS THE RIGHT CLEANSER FOR ME?

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Cleansing, cleansing and cleansing! You hear is it all time, but how do you know which one is right for you? Well, I have all the answers, so just get comfy and all shall be known.

Now, it's very important to cleanse your skin, especially if you wear a lot of makeup (like me). And with so many products on the market it's kinda hard to decide what one works the best. You are spoilt for choices like foams, creams, cleansing waters, oils and wipes.

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EYELINER: GEL, LIQUID, PENCIL

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I've been asked to do a eyeliner tutorial for some lovely ladies, and I'm sure you beauties will benefit too. There are three kinds of eyeliner: Gel, liquid and pencil. They all have different effects and it's really up to you to decide what you want to do. Generally if you are starting out, using a pencil is a lot easier than a liquid eyeliner. So I'm going to give you some advice regarding these three types of products and what they are all about. Also you can skip to the last section to read about two of my favourite looks that you can do with eyeliner.
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LIP/ LIPSTICK MAKEUP TIPS

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I'm back with another post and this is all about my top tips for makeup. I'm thinking of doing a blog post for every section of the face. So in this blog post it's all about the lips, I've done the eyes, then the brows and foundation should follow and so on... Some may be just a few tips, while others may be a bit longer. So, lets begin!

THE POWER OF FALSE EYELASHES

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Today we are going to talk about false eyelashes! You can completely alter your eye makeup with just a lash. Pretty powerful huh? But, we need to know how to apply them, or you may look rather interesting. Lets begin. False eyelashes 101.
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EYE MAKEUP TIPS

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Today's blog post is all about the eyes because they are our most powerful feature of our faces. Whether you have large, small, round, almond-shape or Asian eyes - they are the first thing people notice (well, I hope :P). Anyway the eyes are the key to success when it comes to beautiful makeup. 

When you do your makeup, most people will tell you to conceal first, do your foundation etc, but you should always do your eyes first. Why? Firstly, because when you blend your eyeshadows you will always get "fallout." What is "fallout" you ask- well it's annoying bits of eyeshadow that continually fall onto your cheeks. You have to continually wipe it off and it takes up way to much time, plus it ruins your foundation. And second, most woman will put in all their energy in creating the perfect base, and leave minimal time to do the eye makeup. Why not put in all your energy in creating beautiful eyes?

STEP-BY-STEP EYE PREP

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What is the most oiliest part of the face? The eyelids! Oil is the number one killer of eyeshadow. So, ALL oil must be removed from your eyelids before applying eyeshadow. Below are some steps you can take to ensure all the oil on your eyelids is removed.

Step 1

  • Cleanse your lids with a water-based cleanser. You can also use alcohol- and perfume-free baby wipes. Do not moisturise your lids afterwards. 

SETTING THE EYE AREA

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Today I'll be blogging about setting your foundation on your eyelids. Setting foundation means to apply powder on top of the foundation, so that the foundation does not move.  It is important to use foundation on the eyelids for a couple of reasons. One of the main reasons is that it allows makeup to stay on throughout the day by priming the lids. This will then create a smoother surface on which to apply the eyeshadow. Which in turn minimises blotchiness and keeps the eyeshadow from smudging or fading throughout the day. 

Choosing a powder
  • When setting foundation on the lids, apply powder gently on top of foundation before applying eyeshadow. 
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HELP! I'VE GOT SENSITIVE SKIN :(

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Do you have sensitive skin and feeling slightly annoyed because SO many products irritate your skin? Well here is some advice that you can use to look after your skin without irritating it!

OGX B5 (MOISTURE + VITAMIN) SHAMPOO (REVIEW)

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We all want radiant healthy glowing skin- right? Healthy skin makes applying makeup so much easier. But what about hair? I would love to have long, thick and heathy hair! I had the "long" and the "thick" but it wasn't healthy. Once you dye your hair, it's like an addiction. So I had to cut it short and break up with my split ends.
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COLOUR THEORY

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I've been attending makeup college and absolutely loving every singe minute of it. Since we have just learn't about colour theory, I thought it would be a good idea to make a blog post on it, because little did I know that colour theory is the bases of all things makeup.

Lets get started!

MAKEUP COUNTER CLEANLINESS

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Today I decided I had to do a blog about makeup counter cleanliness. I see it day in and day out. People lining their waterline with eyeliner, applying mascara directly to their lashes and lipgloss being smeared on their lips.

We all shop at department beauty stores, why? Because we can get amazing liquid eyeliners, beautiful blushes, flawless foundation and perfect lashes at affordable prices.
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DID SOMEONE SAY REAL TECHNIQUES? (REVIEW)

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I am so excited to share my new makeup brushes with you all! They are called Real Techniques, which are makeup brushes designed by Sam and Nic Chapman. Read on to find out more about these wonder wands!
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HIGHLIGHTING 101

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I think it's important to discuss highlighting. I know that when I first tried to highlight I looked awful. And there is nothing worse then putting all the effort into prepping your skin and perfectly concealing it, then taking it off because your foundation or highlighting didn't work. So keep reading and I'll hopefully enlighten you on the subject of highlighting- (and yes, I just said that).

SHAPING THOSE DANCING BROWS

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Tired of your brows dancing on your face? Well, keep reading and I'll help put them in place.

Step 1: Determine where your brow should start

  •  Place a brush vertically along the side of your nose, (slightly outside the corner of the inner eye).

Step 2: Determine where your arch should be

  • The arch should begin above the outside of the pupil.
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THE RIGHT MASCARA FOR YOUR LASHES

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Ever wondered if you are wearing the right mascara? If you aren't sure, just keep reading!


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HOW TO COVER IMPERFECTIONS

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Feel that you just aren't covering those sneaky imperfections? Well, keep reading and I'll show you how!

Step 1) PRIME: It's very important to start with primer! Start with a primer that suits your skin's needs. Apply this all over your face and neck.

LA ROCHE-POSAY ANTHELIOS XL (REVIEW)

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Still trying to find the right NON- GREASY sunscreen? Well, look no further! La Roche-Posay has done it again.

I am so pleased with their ultra-light 50+ Anthelios XL sunscreen. It's formulated with La Roche-Posay thermal spring water which is rich in selenium soothing properties (to read this review click here), and those that have sensitive skin can use it.

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IT'S NUDE BY NATURE (REVIEW)

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Onto my second product review and this one is a real cracker. It's called Nude By Nature pressed powder, and it's part of the mineral pressed powder category. 

I've been using Nude By Nature for ages, mainly the loose powder. Since then, their brand has grown to skincare products and other fabulous makeup goodies. I've tried the primer too, and that was wonderful. But their pressed powder is amazing.
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BB CREAMS, DD CREAMS AND CC CREAMS- HUH?

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There are SO many creams on the market today, but what do they all do? Keep reading to find out.
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THERMAL SPRING WATER (REVIEW)

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I am very excited to make my first product review! I've been using it for quite some time, and I absolutely LOVE it. It's called La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water - quite a mouthful huh?
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THE EXPRESS PREP

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There are two ways that you can prep your skin. Prep your whole face by cleansing, moisturising and the weekly scrub.

BUT, there is an express prep you can do when you've had makeup on all day and you just need to freshen up. You don't need to start the whole works again. All you need to do is simply just freshen up your eyes. Not only will you be able to apply makeup faster, but your eye makeup will be vibrant AND last longer!
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TOUCH UP TIPS

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You can use your express makeup kit to touch up your makeup -- FAST.

I've taken most of these ideas from Rae Morris- she is an incredible makeup artist. 

Skin

  • If your skin is too shiny, use a non-powdered blotting papers. They will de-shine your skin in seconds and work better with powder. 
  • Tone down flushed skin with an anti-red primer. They are available at your cosmetic or pharmacy counter.
  • In HOT weather, which makes you perspire, use a grease-based foundation, as it's water-resistant and won't run.

EXPRESS MAKEUP KIT

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Here is a list of makeup essentials I recommend you buy, according to Rae Morris.

MY VERY FIRST BLOG

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My name is Cassie and this is my first blog ever! I've been waiting to create a blog for ages, and now finally I'm starting :D

Come Say Hi!

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