Archive | September, 2013

Can I do orange?

30 Sep
Hello hello!

Today whilst I walked around the tempting beauty isles I pondered the question as to whether I could wear orange?

I don’t have orange clothes, nor do I have orange shoes. I have an eye shadow that is more a peach than it is orange yet orange is one of my favourite colours.

What dictates someone being able to wear orange? I’m not sure. I spotted a gorgeous lipstick by innoxa (who I only discovered today) in Tangerine for $14.95 and then noticed a shelve over you could get the lipstick and matching nail polish for $14.95 together.

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Go priceline! So I jumped. Why not?

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Do I look cross eyed in this photo?

What do you think? I’m not sure I could pull it off as an every day look but definitely an out in the sun type look.

Are there any shades of orange you think I should try? Help me!

Love Matilde xx

Pay Day Small Haul

25 Sep
Hello hello!

Pay day has to be my most and least favourite day of the week. It’s a yay because I get money, it’s a not yay because it makes me realise I need more.

Whatever the case, it means I can spend my set aside money on stuff.

Something important I needed to buy as previously mentioned was a new cleanser. I think my old cleanser was actually making my skin oily. I don’t usually have that oily of a face… It worried me. So, I bought Olay’s foaming face wash for combination/oily skin. I hope it works okay?

I also realised the day of posting my Skincare Routine post, my moisturiser vanished. Into thin air. It’s gone. Forever.
So I bought a new moisturiser 🙂
Considering it is coming up to Spring here in Melbourne, I decided a bit of sunscreen protection could help. I also thought it might be nice to try a tinted moisturiser. Look what I found. A tinted ‘beige’ SPF 15 moisturiser. It’s like my original moisturiser was giving me a sign. Clever thing.

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I also managed to pick up this cute necklace for $1, some cute little studs for $2 and my new bag for $20. I change bags so often that the cheap ones do me well. How could you not go for this bag? Look it in the eyes and say you don’t love it. That’s right, you can’t.

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Love Matilde xx

I finally mastered eyeliner

23 Sep
Hello hello!

Okay, so maybe I didn’t fully master all that is eyeliner but I managed to put one thin line of liquid eyeliner on top of my lid.

It doesn’t sound like much, but trust me when I say it’s been a long time coming for me. I’m not naturally that coordinated and my eyes constantly jerk around like the little annoying jerks they are.

I tried with my eye closed, pulled out on the edges, I even tried the ‘no fear’ approach of just one solid line but I just couldn’t make the damn thing work.

So after watching enough of the ladies on YouTube put on their eyeliner I noticed that their eye was still slightly open. “That’s rediculous” I said to myself “you can’t possibly put eyeliner on the top of your lid with your eye open!” So why does EVERYONE do it?

So I experimented.. And look at that thin lined sucker.


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I feel like I need a first place ribbon. Or at least multiple good try ribbons for my efforts previously.


Next on the I will master list will have to be my eye brows. They are quite unruly and thick and I don’t particularly like them all that much, but maybe if I could master eye brown pencil, I might like them that little bit more.

Just one more look at my eyes!

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And yes, I have squinty photo eye disease. I don’t know why.

Love Matilde xx

My favourite ladies

23 Sep
Hello hello!

Currently I am sitting in the silent study area of my university library and for some reason I’m listening to Macy Gray. It is, in my opinion, the best place on university grounds to think. So,in my thinking-ness (I promise I actually learn here..) I felt like sharing a few of my beauty guru favourites.


On my ever evolving journey to beauty guru-ness, I turn to these wonderful ladies to learn the tricks, secrets and gain an insight into their product knowledge. Also, you will notice they are all on YouTube. I find YouTube 100% addicting. I quit Facebook a while ago and moved my addiction to constructive social media like YouTube and Pinterest where I actually learn stuff!

Makeup Gurus

Zoella is an adorable Brit who makes me quite happy to watch! Her makeup looks are very achievable and very natural. Also, her hair – I wish my hair was that pretty!

Sprinkleofglitter.. There is something about these lovely British folk that I’m totally in love with. They’re unknowingly hilarious and have some of the best taste in makeup. She’s bright and colourful and her little girl is so damn cute!

Ilovemakeup – these guys are new to the game and I’m already obsessed. Not only do they have dailygrace but they have awesome new tips and tricks and great ways of showing them.

These are only a couple of the many people I use for inspiration but they are my main three 🙂

Who inspires you? I’m always looking for new people to beauty stalk.

Love Matilde xx

Skincare Routine

22 Sep
Hello hello!

According to all the timeline pictures I have seen for weddings, now is the time I’m suppose to go hard into my Skincare routine. My only problem with this is that I’m ridiculous at remembering to do things daily.

Take this blog for example, I am hoping this will teach me routine – to make sure I post something as often as I can! Tablets are the worst, I think I have only ever once successfully taken the full course of antibiotics and by successfully I mean, I forgot to take them some days.. Maybe the motivation of not having a giant pimple smack bang in the middle of my forehead on my wedding day will be a strong enough cause to remember to keep my face clean daily. I hope so.

A little while ago I went to Myer to try and find a good Skincare range and ended up with Natio‘s young range.

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My skin is usually pretty good but it only makes sense that as I’ve been experimenting with different makeup I should probably give it a good clean.

I did make one mistake though, and probably a really crucial mistake.. I walked out of the shop, got home and realised that instead of cleanser I had bought the ‘polish – Pore Unclogging Face Scrub’ which is only used twice a week. I decided to go to my favourite cheapy store Kmart and picked up a cleanser which I definitely need to change, and soon. I bought a cleanser called ‘botanics of australia’ with a lower case a on Australia. That should have been my first sign. I am pretty sure it doesn’t do anything. It doesn’t smell like anything either.

I have the toner as well, I know it sounds weird but I love seeing the grease that comes out of my face when I use the toner. I’m sure I’m not the only one that gets that weird feeling of satisfaction. I put a good amount on some cotton pads and stay away from my eyes.
I’ve been told I have combination skin. Some times it’s super oily but I don’t get too many pimples unless I eat a lot of junk. I have been desperately trying not to junk it up and I have been good. I never eat take out food, my weakness is chocolate and muesli bars. I digress.. So after I use my toner I immediately use moisturiser.

I don’t know about you but I feel like there are a lot of steps to clean your skin. I only do this in the morning, but should I be doing it at night as well?

Sometimes I think being a girl is hard, but I love it all the same.

Love Matilde xx

APOCALIPS (my first ever review!)

22 Sep
Hello, good evening, good morning!

I didn’t mention in my first post but I thought I would also throw in some reviews to my blog, and for my first ever review I thought I would do what I consider to be one of my favourite new products out on the shelves.

Apocalips

a-poc-a-lypse
Noun
1. The complete final destruction of the world, esp. as described in the biblical book of Revelation.
2. An event involving destruction or damage on an awesome or catastrophic scale.

I love a good play on words, and I’m not not saying that it’s not true – but I don’t think this will be the last lip product I will ever use.

I say this but, you know what? I actually kind of love the Apocalips – Lip Lacquer. I don’t know what constitutes a good lacquer but it’s not super sticky like some and it smells pretty awesome!

I have the colour “101 – Celestial” which is a gorgeous blush pink colour – from what I can tell, on my skin any way, pinks can make me look a little strange because I have a naturally tanned face and my lips are already a reddish colour so anything lighter makes me look quite washed out. This doesn’t though, it gives them an almost natural look – even James (that’s my fiancé) likes it (and as much as I love him, he’s not really the makeup noticing type).

I bought this with some birthday money I received a little while ago and also managed to grab a couple of eye liners which I want to experiment with. I love a good haul – maybe that is something I can do in the future? A bit of a haul post. I do like shopping, but being a poor student I either need a really good reason or to have come into some money – so maybe that won’t happen until my next birthday – or maybe when I get married.

Anyway, before I manage to sidetrack myself even more, I really really love Rimmel for bringing this out and one day, I will buy more colours – unless they unapocalypse and bring out something even better. It’s bound to happen.

Love Matilde xx

Welcome to me!

21 Sep
Hello blogging world!

I thought as my first post I would explain who I am and what I will hopefully be blogging about!

I am very beginner when it comes to make up, make up techniques and most things beauty related. I’m probably not as beginner as a 5 year old as I do know what most things do and I generally know how to use them but I am by no means a beauty guru like some that you see on YouTube or on other blogs.

I work 3 days a week and have recently started university doing a Bachelor of Strategic Communication (basically, I want to get into advertising and/or marketing and/or PR). I am also recently engaged, about to buy a house and slightly broke.

I love makeup and girly things and I wanted to write about them. So here I am!

I want to learn the tricks of beauty and become somewhat of a guru like all the lovely people you see online, so feel free to join in my journey 🙂

Love Matilde x