Archive | December, 2013

December goodies

21 Dec
Hello hello!!

Can you believe that in just 4 sleeps it will be Christmas? It is such a beautiful time of year. Other then the oh so glorious presents, people are generally happier. And the food, don’t even get me started on the food.

This year James and I are going to his Grandma’s house for Christmas lunch. His parents come down from Canberra and his Uncle from Melbourne drives up as well. They’re such a caring family, they have really made me feel like one of the them. Anyway, enough mushy stuff, onto the haul.

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In one of my recent pre-Christmas hauls, I picked up a gorgeous slightly shimmery mauve colour eyeshadow by Maybelline. It is a part of their MNY range. It has become my go to Christmas look. It is just so beautiful. It has a gold shimmer through the red that makes it completely wearable for work and play. I did have one similar to this from Covergirl or Max Factor that I completely adored but it is off with the makeup fairies now. Sad.

A discovery thanks to Rachael Jade were Maybelline’s Smoochies. Bought from Priceline, they are reasonably priced but lacking in variety. I bought two our of the three available but sometime after Christmas I will probably buy the last one to complete the set. So far I’m enjoying them, they’re nice on my lips, add a little bit of tint and looks charming underneath the MNY sparkly lipgloss I also bought.

My recent move to the outer suburbs has been fantastic. Along side the birds singing is a wholesale makeup shop. Oh yes! They stock makeup that you can no longer purchase from regular makeup retailers. I found some little goodies that I am looking forward to trying. I grabbed a pack of Mary Kate and Ashley mattifying papers, basically it just helps to blot away any oil on your face. I’m not sure about their brand and how it ranks, but these will be very handy for my bag. I also picked up a blue tone eyeshadow pallet from Maybelline. Blue is one of those colours that I just haven’t gotten into, so we will give it a go. I’m thinking of a bit of a smokey eye may be calling from the pallet. I do have a navy blue mascara and now a navy eye pencil to add to my collection. Maybe that alongside the gold liquid liner could be some out there party look that I may not attempt… 😀

This has been over a couple of weeks and pretty much all of them were bought on sale minus the Smoochies. I’m testing them all out still to see what works for me but at the moment my MNY eyeshadow is definitely winning.

I do know that I am getting some pretty exciting stuff for Christmas, so no doubt, that will be up here soon.

Have a lovely Christmas every one! Spend time with your loved ones and eat lots of good food, if there is ever a time for it, it is now.

Love Matilde xx
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I know.. I’m sorry.. But look! Pretty things!

5 Dec
Hello hello!

I hope you all still love me even though I’ve been a horrible blogger

Life has been pretty crazy this last month with Perth, moving, unpacking, house stuff, wedding, work etc etc. The good news is, after our trip to ikea this coming weekend, things should hopefully settle down.

There are all types of things going on in my personal life that have been taking me on some seriously crazy emotional roller coasters. Saying that, I am very proud of how I have handled it. I definitely would not have been able to do it without the support of my absolutely 100% amazing fiancé and all my work friends and family. I say work friends, but they’re more than that. They are the only friends I have now and I’m happy to have them 🙂 okay, gross, I know.. Time for pretty things.

As you are aware from my last post and thanks to the selling skills of the Mecca store, I purchased Stilla’s ‘In the light’ palette of gorgeous neutral, sometimes shimmery, eyeshadows. (Ps. The book is also really interesting, FYI)

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It was $60 well spent. Every colour is gorgeous. I seem to be reaching for a couple more than others.

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Night Sky could possibly be my most favourite eyeshadow colour in the history of ever. Except this one colour I had and lost a couple of months ago (RIP The perfect burgundy eyeshadow). Night Sky has a gorgeous shimmer through it and is perfect for the outer corner of my eyelids. It is perfect for making a stunning smokey eye look with its silvery grey colour.

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Luster is as the name suggests. It is almost khaki brown in the pot but as soon as it glides effortlessly onto my skin it turns a beautiful brown with gold under notes and gold shimmer. Also great for the crease and outer corner. It starts from something almost transparent but with a few swipes is quite opaque. I also like to use just a swipe across my whole lid when it is one of my rushed kind of days with a few extra brushes in the corner and crease to add depth.

Bare and Bliss haven’t really been touched yet because I’m not quite sure how I should use them with my skin. Bare looks like it could be a good base colour or possibly something to highlight the inner corners of your eyes but I’m just not comfortable with it yet.

I also use Kitten as a highlighter for my brow bone, down my nose and on my Cupid’s bow. It is really very subtle when just a little bit is used.

Does anyone else have this pallet? What is your favourite colour combination?

Talk soon. Pinky swear.

Love Matilde xx

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