the Basics | Eyeliner

Sunday, 28 December 2014


Eyeliner: probably one of the first things you picked up in your teenage years to let the world know you didn't care anymore. If you had a childhood anything like mine, there are plenty racoon-eyed photos to remind you of those rebel days. Perhaps now you're looking for something more sophisticated which draws delicate attention to your eyes or an easy way to play with colour. Either way, you've come to the right place.

Holiday Makeup Picks

Tuesday, 23 December 2014


Holiday season = party season. This is my favourite time of year to get all dolled up for many festive parties and get togethers. When, like me, you don't get a lot of opportunity to wear a lot of makeup, this is the time to go big or go home. Here are my recommendations for what to wear makeup-wise during this cheery and party-licious season.

the Basics | Eyebrows

Sunday, 21 December 2014


Eyebrows are one of those things that people don't worry about until someone draws your attention to them. I was that person who wondered why anyone had time to fill in their brows until one day I did it and I've never looked back. Just in case you're still in the wondering, questioning stage, here are some tips for eyebrows that just might drag you onto the bandwagon.

Trending | Tropical Prints

Thursday, 18 December 2014


I'm not one to keep ahead of or even on top of fashion trends. I find trends are so often too fleeting or ill suited to my style and wardrobe that it's difficult to work them in easily. Recently, though a serious print trend has hit the fashion world and I am all over it: tropical prints. Whether their palm fronds, birds of paradise, or pineapples, I will wear them printed across pants, dresses, swimsuits, you name it.

Changing Your Mind

Tuesday, 16 December 2014


When you first try a product, it's pretty easy to decide whether you like it or not. And more often than not, if you don't like it, it gets put in a drawer and forgotten about forever. Unfortunately, I'm not made of money so it gets pretty disappointing when a product I've paid for doesn't work for me. Instead, I play around with it, try different techniques, uses, applications, and see if I can garner something out of this product. Sometimes, this process can even change my mind.

the Basics | Blush

Sunday, 14 December 2014


Blush is the only colour product in your line up of base products and that makes it important. Blush can add a flush, a rosy glow, or a bold pop of colour to your cheeks and breathe life into your face. Most underestimate the fun you can have experimenting the colours, textures, and finishes of blushes.

Top Five Eye Brushes

Thursday, 11 December 2014


I don't talk about makeup tools nearly enough here. For the amount of emphasis we put on great makeup, it's really only half the battle to achieving a beautiful finish. If you can't apply it well, there's no use using fantastic products! To help you build up your artillery, I've compiled a list of my top five eye brushes for perfect eyeshadow application.

Vampy Holiday Lips

Tuesday, 9 December 2014


You hear it all the time in the beauty community: you can't wait until a season starts so you can start wearing certain colours again. As though there's a set of shades and textures assigned to each season, like dressing for the weather. For a little while, I thought I agreed, but then I saw some ladies rocking a killer dark lip and I didn't want to wait until winter!

the Basics | Concealer and Corrector

Sunday, 7 December 2014


You can probably find concealer in almost everyone's makeup bag. It's absolutely everyone's friend whether you want to cover redness, blemishes, dark circles, anything to leave your skin looking smooth and even. If you've never delved into the world of makeup photoshop, concealers and correctors are here in a range of colours to make you feel like the very best you can be.

Review | Origins GinZing Energy-boosting Moisturiser

Thursday, 4 December 2014


Skincare is one of those things I like to rotate with the seasons to make sure my skin is getting all the hydration and nutrients that it needs. As summer starts to warm up, I've swapped over to some lighter products including the much spoken about Origins GinZing Energy-boosting Moisturiser. After using it for a few weeks, I thought I'd add my voice to the rabble and share a review.


Tag | 20 Facts

Tuesday, 2 December 2014


I was tagged by Victoria from Lipstick and Lightplay to do the 20 Facts Tag. It's a very straight-forward tag where you list twenty facts about yourself and then tag twenty people! I think it's a nice way to get to know bloggers a little bit better and hopefully you enjoy finding out some things about me!