Thursday, January 20, 2011

MAC Champale collection Haul

Here is a few things i picked up from the Champale and Stylishly yours collections, i was reasonably well behaved i originally thought i would get most of both collections but after careful consideration most of the things i didn't pick up i already had dupes for or something close.
I purchased the paint pots in Dangerous curveƩ , Vintage selection, cream colour bases in Virgin Isle and Tickle me pink, the special reserve highlight powder in chez chez lame', and fix+ lavender.
I have to admit until now i have not owned a paint pot and am please to say i am in love i used both yesterday in a soft neutral eye look and got a tonne of compliments i fount them subtle but buildable on there own, i am yet to use them as a base.
The fix+lavender is to die for i will be ordering a couple of back ups, i love the original and use it continuously and the added lavender is so pretty and refreshing perfect for these hot humid days.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

What I picked up from Makeup and Glow

Following my last post about the opening of the new Makeup and Glow store and their fundraising sale for the QLD flood relief, I popped into the store on Monday morning to have a look see and pick up some bargains ( with no guilt involved its for charity..).
The shop is located at paddington here in brissy in a great spot i found it with out any trouble. The staff are supper friendly and so helpful, I had the pleasure of chatting with Rachael the owner, she was really helpful and informative.
The range of products stocked is wonderful for professional makeup artists and the general makeup loving community.
                  If you live locally head on in and have a look for yourself, if not their online store  stocks all their wonderful products and delivers the same fantastic customer service received in store.

While i was there i picked up the issue of Makeup Artist Magazine, a Pro disposables box, a Japonesque touch up razor set, a beauty pod in pink, a black and a leopard print Z palette, 3 OCC lip tars in RX, Plum, and Stalker.
I was asking Rachael about the OCC airbrush foundation and she gave me a lot of info about the formulation and a sample to try so i will post about that as soon as i have had a chance to give it a good go. 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Makeup and Glow grand opening

The online wonder store Makeup and Glow is opening a shop front here in Brisbane, woo hoo I say. I have been a customer for a couple of years now and they were a god sent while we were living in rural Queensland and buying quality products was near impossible especially if you wanted them this side of next month, but Makeup and Glow was my savior.
Now that i am based in Brisbane i have continued to purchase from them as i haven't found anywhere that rivals there quality, price and expansive product line.
I love to shop online but sometimes we need that instant gratification that physically experimenting with and walking away with brings you.
I know as a working makeup artist there has been on occasion times when getting ready for a job i realise that i am running very low on a product and need it NOW, so being able to pop in on the way to or from a job will be so handy.

Being a Brisbane based company they too have been affected by the floods and have had to postpone the opening of there beautiful new shop by a week. They will be opening the shop this Monday the 17th from 9 am - 4 pm.
They are also contributing to the premier's flood relief with a sale starting Sunday night with 20 % off all products and free shipping within Australia, with 10 % of all sales donated to the flood appeal.
You can find the new Makeup and Glow shop at
Suite 13 / 261 Given Terrace, Paddington QLD 4064