Archive | October, 2013

My style my way.. A thought.

24 Oct
Hello hello,

I have never really been aware of what being fashionable was until these last few years. Mainly in these last 6 months I have been trying dot really define what being fashionable meant. People keep commenting that I have been changing in the way I wear my clothes, makeup, jewellery and hair.

I made a conscious decision when I turned 22 that it was time to mature my wardrobe a little bit more, to match in with me and my lifestyle. I am quite a colourful person (both in personality and wardrobe), so I have kept a pop of colour but I wear a lot more pastels, blush pinks and marooney colours. I also noticed I am starting a fair collection of greens and reds as well.

I think I have finally defined what fashion is, for me anyway.. It is basically style. It’s about keeping up to date, not with what is trending, but with yourself. My tastes have changed, matured and my style has moved with it. I’m at a stage in my life where I don’t feel the need to please everyone around me. I want to feel happy within myself and I want to be comfortable in my own skin.

I love makeup and clothes not because they are what girls are expected to love, but because I enjoy how they make me feel. I like to add a little bit of extra colour or to feel a little bit fancier. The world is always so serious and people so negative and I think that if I can enhance my own mood by adding some sparkle to myself then that is okay by me.

I love learning from all the amazing people out there what suits who and what colour goes where but I take them as a guide and if need, alter it to how I like it,

It is important to take pride in yourself and to not be afraid to try new things and new ideas. What is important to you?

Love Matilde xx

Update!

21 Oct
Hello hello!

An update.. I’ve been very super busy as of late and am moving into my new house in under a week. I also have 3 assignments due within this next week. Plus I’m working and packing like crazy. Oh and I will be getting on a plane in two weeks to Perth for my best friends wedding!

I think what I might do is write a couple of draft posts up and will post them when I get the chance ๐Ÿ™‚

I dyed my hair last Friday in preparation of best friends wedding. What do you think?

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Okay, well time for more packing!

Love Matilde xx

Whisper Review

14 Oct
Hello hello!

I am here! .. If any of you were wondering.

It’s been a crazy crazy week. In fact, it has been a crazy huge year. I can’t believe what has happened, it honestly blows my mind.

Last week, James didn’t go grocery shopping with me. Our supermarket is next door to Kmart. Without James I have no one to stop me from my temptations to acquire more stuff. So, I blame this review on James. Thank you sweet heart.

Maybelline claim the new Colour Whisper has..

Pure color pigments suspended in a weightless gel.
No heavy waxes or oils.
Soft, sexy gel-color.

I have colour 45 – Who Wore it Red-er

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I find that it feels very similar to a balm but have found that within a half hour it dries and feels slightly uncomfortable. It’s a pity because I love love love the colour!
My lips are naturally quite red and as such, this colour really just adds that bit of extra oomph my lips need. I only use one coat and find that it is more than enough, it is fairly opaque.
With a quick coat of my Maybelline Baby Lips Color in Berry Crush it last a fair few hours before I need to reapply.

I may need to check out a few more colours. This has been my go to lip colour for the past week and a half.

Love Matilde xx

This is not beauty.

8 Oct
This.

I admire the strength of any woman that can do that on a pole, but honestly. This is 3 minutes 16 seconds of my life I want back.

All the years of fighting for men to appreciate woman as beautiful people and not pieces of meat.

This is not beauty. This is disgraceful.

My every day makeup

7 Oct
Hello hello!

After the excitement of yesterday I’ve come back down to more steady ground. Kind of. It’s a bit of a mess trying to get this all finalised. I guess it’s not just like we are buying a pair of shoes. It’s a little but bigger than that.

I thought I would share my everyday makeup routine with you all because I love seeing everyone else do their stuff. As I’m still very novice to all of this, I don’t actually have any brushes or fancy tools. I have my fingers and toilet paper to clean up any of the messes. I am going to do a but of research into brushes and see what I can afford ๐Ÿ™‚

Every morning I shower, use my Olay cleanser that I mentioned in an . I tone with my Nateo Young toner and moisturise with My tinted SPF15 Dove moisturiser. I don’t use concealer or foundation unless I am going somewhere a bit special – the tint in the moisturiser evens out my skin tone enough and helps dull my redness. Once all that slightly boring stuff is done I get onto the makeup.

I find that greens and browns and colours on the darker side of the spectrum work best with my skin tone. I found this little cheeky pallet for $3 from a cheapy shop when I was in desperate need of something a bit new. I’m not super picky when it comes to brand, as long as it does what it is supposed to, that is my main priority.

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So I generally start off with number 1 on this pallet which is an army green sort of colour in the outer corner of my lid. I usually use my index finger to work it into the crease.
Then I get number 2 and work it in the middle third of my lid. I blend it in with the outer corner.
Once it move onto number three a wipe it across my eye from the inner corner to just before the end of the outer corner.
Last, I use number 4 right in the inner part of my eye so it gets a little bit of gold on the top and under my eye. I use my pinky finger for this one.

After I do my eyeshadow I go onto the liquid eyeliner. The skill in which I recently mastered! Yay! If I can get it super thin on my upper lash line, that is how it stays. If I happen to flinch and my brush moves a little then my line is a bit thicker. Today it was a little thicker, I had a super crazy urge to sneeze.

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Once I’m happy with my liquid eyeliner I move onto pencil liner. Once upon a time I would just use black eyeshadow on my lower water line but I moved on from that stage of my life. Also, it’s kind of hard to do the upper water line with powder. I am also at a stage where I like to only line a third of my lower water line. So that is my next step…

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I line the lower water line about a third of the way across and also just under the water line. Once I do that I smudge the liner a little bit with my ring finger. I line the upper water line the whole way across.

So the process is nearly over. I already have quite long eye lashes but I like to define them a little. I don’t curl or anything, I just whack a little bit of mascara on. One thing I do with mascara is that I start right from the base of my lash, it fills in any of the gaps my liner missed.

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Once this is all done I add a little bit of 5 from the eyeshadow pallet underneath my eyebrow, down the middle of my nose and the little bit in the middle of my upper lip. I don’t do this every day though, maybe once or twice a week.
My finishing touch is my new favorite gloss, Apocalips in Celestial. It is such a pretty colour.

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So that is it! It takes me around 5 minutes to do this in the morning before work or uni. I find that by applying my moisturiser all over my face and finishing on my eyes, it works almost like a base. It doesn’t crease or fade that much ๐Ÿ™‚

Okay, so that is it for today.

Love Matilde xx

I totally forgot to add the final look on me. Oops! Lucky I don’t have a million followers who would notice ๐Ÿ™‚
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We bought a house!

6 Oct
Hello hello,

Okay, so we kind of did. We are just needing a building inspection to come out all hunky dory and it’s ours!

I’m excited because we will finally be able to do whatever we want to it! I’m already super excited to start using ideas from my Pinterest board.


I honestly never thought this was going to happen. I could squeal with joy!

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Love Matilde xx

I just wanted to show off..

4 Oct

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I know I was talking about my woes before, but sometimes I do get it right!

Love Matilde xx

My nail polish woes

2 Oct
Hello hello!

I am 100% completely obsessed with doing my nails. James (my fiancรฉ) thinks they’re going to fall off but what does he know? I can’t help it, if I see a colour I like and it’s the right price, it will be mine within the hour.

My only problem is, I am very impatient. I always manage to smudge my nail polish when I’m waiting for it to dry. So I did a little research to see what worked the best.

1. Spraying your nails with canola oil
I was seeing it everywhere on Pinterest for a while. “Just spray your nails with Pam” and they will dry. I don’t quite know what Pam is but I am guessing it is basically just canola oil spray. So I tried it. Tip. Don’t use it with glitter nail polish. I don’t know that it dries the nails so much as makes them a bit more slick giving the effect of being dry. I am not a fan of this technique.

2. Ice cold water
The idea is right that you’re basically making it go from liquid to ice therefore drying it, but unless you are super human, holding your fingers in super ice cold water is just plain painful. I couldn’t physically hold them in the water long enough for them to dry.

3. Running cold water over your nails
This does nothing. NOTHING.

The only tip I have found useful is when you smudge your nails and they’re still a bit wet (but not freshly wet..) lick your nail to push that little smudgey sucker down. It doesn’t remove it completely but it does make a huge difference. I know it sounds gross, but it works. Just please don’t do it straight after, give it a minute to settle a little more.

I have seen these freeze dry nail dropper things, I’m pretty sure OPI have one and so do Sally Hansen. Maybe I’ll have to try that next. What do you think? Do they work?

Until then, I’m just going to have to learn to be patient. I mean how pretty do these look? My new favourite colour – Covergirl Outlast stay brilliant colour 145 Lav-endure.

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Love Matilde xx

Ps. Yes that is my engagement ring and yes, it is stunning!

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