Vampy Vampiress
- 2 shades of Mac purple eyes shadows
- A lot of Black eye shadow circling the entire eyes
- Elongated eyebrows
- False lashes
- Classic red Model's Prefer Lipstick
- Black eyeliner used as lip liner and smudge
- Fresh look sterling grey contacts
- Retractable fangs from 'The Party People'
Cheeky Webster Witch
- Model's Prefer eye brow pencil to define & shape
- Liquid liner 4 lines on each side of the eye connected by short curve lines to make web effect
- Metallic blue Loreal eye shadow sweeping upwards
- Black Maybelline eye shadow around to deepen the metallic blue
- Silver Maybelline eye shadow beneath the eyebrows and under the eye for a more catching effect
- False diamonty lashes
- Dark purple lipstick + black eyeliner to refine
Demonic Demon
- Black eyeliner to shape & elongate the eyebrows
- Liquid liner above the eyelid and the flick
- A lot of bright orange blush used around the eye up towards the temples
- Brown eye shadow on cheek bones for effect
- Deep red lipstick & black eyeliner for the lip line
 
 
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I saw a similar product at Priceline a while back but it was by another brand and had a ridiculous price tag. Then more recently I walked into Gloss & there it was Models Co Fibre Lash for $48. 

I know you're thinking that's still ridiculous for mascara! But when there are new innovations and ideas like this. I can't help but give it a try. What it is is a 3 step process that is suppose to make your lashes longer, thicker and luscious. A false lash look for everyday use. 

How it works is pretty simple:
Step 1: apply the mascara, making sure you cover your lashes base to tip (taller bottle)
Step 2: apply the tiny white fibre hairs to thicken & lengthen. They cling to the mascara that you just applied (shorter bottle)
Step 3: re-apply the black mascara to cover the hairs on your lashes. 

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Voila! Luscious lashes with little to no effort. It's much more comfortable and light to wear compared to falsies or extensions. It lasts all day without you having to worry about your lashes hanging off your face. 

I'm still deciding whether it's worth forking out the $48. It's a little bit clumpy and doesn't separate your lashes like most mascaras. But what did you expect? you're rubbing fur onto your eyelashes. It's definitely better for value compared to those $100+ high end mascaras you get at Myer or DJs. Those are more for bragging rights than getting the dramatic results I'm looking for. 

All in all, I'm pretty happy with my new toy for everyday use. But I'll still turn to false lashes for the special occasions. 

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There have been abundance of times where I've had buyers remorse & I've fallen out of the refund deadline window. The clothes or accessories are near new & some even still have the tags on them. But every time I look at them I'm either thinking "What was I thinking, it's just not me?!" or "I'm never going to have an occasion to wear this". Throwing them out or giving them away is just a painstaking waste, so it gets put in my closet, taking up space & collecting dusk. 

An email from Asos Marketplace has sparked an idea, I think I might have found a solution to my growing lack-of-closet-space problem. Sell them second had, there's clearly a market for it if Asos have opened up a hosting platform. I've pulled everything out I'm unable to use and ironed and hung them up in a presentable manner. A good friend has even offered to model the items of clothes and accessories for me! It's free to post & a fun summer project to keep me busy. Even if I make $2 from each sale after delivery costs, that's still better than it wasting away at the back of my closet or ending up in the charity bins. 

I was lucky enough to make some sales before they've even reached the online marketplace! Just by telling some friends my plans for the Summer! 

The saying is over used but absolutely true "one man's trash is another man's treasure".
 
 
I'm a sucker for nail art, but I don't have the skill or patience to be drawing tiny pictures on my nails. & getting them done at the salon costs a fortune! So I've been in search of quick and easy but pretty nail art that won't make me cringe when I pull out my wallet. 

I've already spent a small price on the Konad nail stamp set. A small set with all the essentials only costs about $50 on their Ebay store & that will last you a lifetime. The results were amazing but it is a bit fiddly & takes up a lot of your time. I then gave Sally Hansen's nail strips a try. Some of the patterns look very tacky but they were quick, easy and fun! However once they start chipping after about a week they look terrible, messy & dirty. Which is when I discovered they were a nightmare to take off! My fingers being soaked in nail polish remover for that long, can't be good for them. 

I've now found my next nail craze. Sally Hansen's Magnetic nail colours! It was easy to apply and looks great! It was a simple as putting on two coats of polish then holding the magnetic strip over your nails for 10seconds. The results were fabulous. 

I've been interested in the magnetic nail colours when they first came out in store but haven't had a chance to try it out. Priceline's gift with purchase offer is what tipped me over the purchase funnel. What will they come up next to wring money out of my wallet?!
 
 
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Wanted to show off the sleeveless aspect
The weather in Sydney has reverted back to cold and windy after a few glorious sunny days. So it was time for me to dig out the leggings, jackets and scarves again. (I jumped the gun and started packing them away already).

Who doesn't love finding things on sale? And I don't mean the measly 10% off. I'm talking about the ones that are really worth it. The ones that make you proud of yourself for weeks & gives you a secret grin every time you put them on. I get absolutely filthy when I pay full price, then see it again a few weeks later with a massive mark down. Because of this, I try not to buy anything at full price. (Unless I love it so much and can't sleep until it was safe in my closet. In which case I'm willing to pay the price for the sake of my health). It is mostly being in the right place at the right time. But for other times, I tend to value the item for what it's really worth (not what the trendy magazines or little evil voices in my head are telling me) & then I wait patiently. REALLY patiently. 

Another problem I have is I don't treat my things very well. I'm too lazy to hand wash or dry clean or even iron sometimes. So I really don't deserve expensive nice things, but if I got them for a steal, I won't feel too guilty when they accidentally get destroyed. Below is the list of what I'm wearing & the price indicates how much it won't hurt if they were ruined. 

     1. SES synthetic leather jacket - was $60 down to $13. 
SES's clothes generally is atrocious quality, but sometimes you come across one that's not at all that bad. I've worn this jacket a few times, it keeps me warm & still looks fine. So I'm not too fussed.
     2. Ally viscose floral scarf - was $20 down to $7
     3. TFNC burgundy lace dress - was $71 down to $27.90
     4. Payless ankle boots - was $50 down to $17
It was originally $200 in total, but for $65, why not?
 
 
Like many girls I have a shopping addiction. I think my biggest weakness is make-up and perfume. I can't seem to get enough fragrances on my shelf & whenever there's a Priceline sale. Somehow another bottle creeps into my collection. 

But recently I've found myself spending way too much time on Asos. (Now with the mobile app, it can't be easier to buy an item). Especially with all their sales recently I can't seem to stop myself! 

I bought this cute summer item recently. It's a flowy chiffon dress that can get dressed up with some flashy accessories & a loud clutch. I should've taken my own advice and dressed it up a bit more with cuff bracelets or something. But I made do with a tribal brass plate necklace (which can't really be seen with my damn hair in the way). Threw in some nude heels & I was off to the birthday party, luckily for me it was a warm night. 

I do love my layering in Winter but I'm getting over it. I can't wait for Summer! so I can bring out more breezy dresses & not have to worry about leggings, scarves & coats! 

Clearly the Asos model looks much better in it. But hey, that's why I'm not a model. You can have a look at this item and other similar dresses here. This particular one is out of stock at the moment, but they sometimes re-stock sooner than you know it. 
 
 
 I came across this YouTube video a while back & I thought the transformation was absolutely amazing! They're like two completely different people. I don't know how realistic it is to put that much time and effort aside everyday to transform yourself. Or if it's even possible to not be too obvious with all that false lashes & eye make up during the day. 

Needless to say, the girls definitely look much better than they originally did. Not to mention their skills in make up are profound! So I tried a little bit of that myself. I did a bit of research and found this tutorial video which looked doable enough.  

Here are my results... I think the contacts is what makes all the difference. I'm clearly not as skilled as the girls on YouTube because I don't look drastically different, (I was hoping I'd get transformed into someone totally HOT after the makeover!). But I notice my eyes do look bigger and somewhat more exotic. What do you think?