Styling A Tube Skirt

Hey everyone, today I’m back with how I style a tube skirt for Summer.

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Photo via Polyvore – Styled by me.

Today i’ve styled two outfits that I think could take you from lunch with friends, to dinner and drinks easily. I’ve stayed within a very clean monochromatic palette which I think is perfect, as a tube skirt can be worn time and time again and can quickly become a staple piece.

Here I’ve paired both skirts with a cami style top which I think pairs perfectly, but could of course be paired however you want. A simple black crop top or a turtle neck tucked in would look lovely for the colder months.

I am absolutely loving these looks for any occasion, they’re effortlessly chic and feminine and the best part is that you could achieve this look without breaking the bank, Here are some on that are lovely and affordable.

Would you wear these outfits? let me know in the comments.

xo Cassie


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Ho Ho Holiday Makeup Look

Hey everyone, today I’m back with a fun Christmas themed makeup look.

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Products used

Ardell lash glue

Lorac mega pro palette




-Deep teal

W7 Mascara

LimeCrime Lipstick –  Retrofuturist

LA Girl glazed lip paint – Pin Up

Maybeline color tattoo in tough as taupe

Loral Magic Nude liquid powder foundation

Thin Lizzy darkest powder – Contour

Napoleon Perdis – Blush Patrol

Green craft glitter

Red Cherry #102 lashes

Estee Lauder Blush – Nude rose

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I started out by brushing fawn all over my lid as a base and blended camel into my crease, I then used the deep teal shade to map out where I wanted my wing to be. I used a small synthetic brush and in small sections I dabbed on lash glue, and using a wet small brush I picked up the green glitter and placed it on the glue, I did this until the wing was covered in the green glitter. (You could use a black liner to map out the wing, but I found that using a similar shade to the glitter you’re using just means that if you do see any of the shadow/liner, it will blend in)

I took a little bit of the teal, and the dark brown shade and blended that on my lower lash line and prepped my lashes for falsies. For this look I used my biggest and most dramatic lashes, but to make this look a little more wearable you could use a wispy lash.

I buffed in my foundation, and filled in my brows as usual and contoured my cheeks, I then used a muted rose blush shade, and a rose gold highlight to finish off my skin. I kept my skin very neutral as I wanted most of the attention on my eyes. I finished off my look with a a bright red glossy lip using Limecrimes retrofuturist all over and dabbing the LA girl glazed lip paint in the center.

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I had so much fun with this look, and you could change the colour of the glitter to make this suitable for a New Years Eve look.

if you recreate this look make sure you show me using #Paintedlipstick and tagging me @Paintedlipstick on all social media!

I hope you all have a very merry Christmas and stay safe! ill be back on the blog in the new year, but to keep updated on all things beauty be sure for follow me on Twitter and Instagram @Paintedlipstick.

xo Cassie

Styling A Maxi Skirt

Hi everyone, today I’m back with a post on how I would style a maxi skirt for summer.


(Photo via Polyvore – Styled by me)

I am seriously loving maxi skirts for the Summer months and think they’re perfect for both day and night. Here I’ve styled three options, two that are more casual, lunch out with friends and one that is more date night appropriate.

You can even wear your maxi skirt for a day at the beach or even to the park they are such versatile pieces, finding the right maxi skirt can really make for such a pretty outfit without having to put too much thought into it.

Here I’ve styled all the looks with heels but I also think that depending on the style of maxi skirt you can get away wearing your skirt with a pair of strappy flat sandals and chunky jewelry and looks just as nice, sometimes I even dress mine up for work.

I really think that the maxi skirt is a wardrobe staple for Summer.

How do you style your maxi skirts, would you wear these outfits? let me know in the comments.

xo Cassie

Modern Pin up look

Hey everyone, today I’m back with a modern pin up inspired look.

Today I found a spare hour to sit down and put together this look, I knew I wanted to do something clean and fun and I think this modern pin up inspired look is really pretty.

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Products used


Nyx Eyeshadow primer

Chi Chi bronzes palette

Maybeline Gel liner

Napoleon Glitter liner

120 Ardell lashes


L’oreal True Match Foundation

Generic Concealer palette

Elf high definition powder

Rimmel Stay Matte powder

W7 Bronzer

Generic red blush

Mac Mineralize skin finish in Lightscapade 


Nyx brow pencil in brown

Maybelline color tattoo in Taugh as taupe


Essence red lip liner

Nyx round lipstick in true red

I started out by patting the nyx eyeshshadow primer on my lid as always, followed by a beige eyeshadow from my Models prefer palette. Using a dense flat eyeshadow brush I packed the product all over my eyelid, followed by the lightest champagne shade from my Chi Chi bronzes palette on my brow bone. Once I’d blended that together so it was seamless I placed a very light brown shade through my crease. You want this to look like your eyelid, but better. The main focus is the liner and lips.

I then used the gel black liner to make a cat eye liner followed then by the silver Napoleon glitter liner, following the black liner. I then put on my lashes and perfected my skin.

Using my L’oreal true match as usual I buffed that into my skin, and then contoured and highlighted using the dark brown and pale yellow shade in my generic concealer palette, using a damp beauty blender to blend that all together. I then filled in my brows as usual while my foundation sunk in.

I set my under eye concealer using the elf HD powder and the rest of my face with Rimmel stay matte powder. I then bronzed my face and added a light flush to my cheeks with a small amount of red/pink blush.

I finished off this pin up inspired look with of course cherry red lips, using the lip liner first to make sure the lipstick doesn’t feather.

A black cat eye and red lip is such a timeless look, and I think the added glitter makes it modern and fun.

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Would you wear this look? let me know in the comments.

Also I’d love to know what you guys want to see, be sure to leave some suggestions for future posts!

xo Cassie

All products mentioned are my own

Winter Favourites

Hey everyone, today I’m back with my winter favorites!

Here in Australia we are in the dead of winter so I thought that it’s only fitting that I put together my winter favourites.

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1. Redwin Vitamin E Cream

I’ve already got a blog post on this product here but basically this cream is the BEST usually I have the driest most scaly skin in the winter but this year my skin has stayed nice and soft.

2. Physicians Formula firming and lifting booster

This product is so good! I put it on my neck, around my mouth, under my brow bone, forehead and cheeks BUT I strategically place it so I’m not just rubbing it all over my face. I use one pea size amount to dab on those key points to keep my skins elasticity in those places.

3. Physicians Formula laser resurfacing booster

Again another product that I use in conjunction with the top 2 at night, this product I like to use 1 pump of and pat it in on my jaw line which is where I have some acne scaring. which is now nearly all gone thanks to this product! Ill have a review up on these 2 guys in the coming days so watch out for that!

4. L’oréal Revitalift Magic Blur

This stuff is amazing! again I have a blog post on it here but basically this is the best stuff for blurring pores.

5. Estée Lauder Silky powder blush

I have this blush in the colour 11 Nude Rose and have been using it alone all winter and its just the perfect deep shade that doesn’t really need any bronzer to warm up my face

6. L’oréal True Match Foundation

This is my all time favourite foundation I’m in the colour N4, it’s really nice on the skin and doesn’t look cakey at all I have a review on this here

7. Schwarzkopf Hair Repair

Again I’ve reviewed this product previously here, hair in the winter can become dry and brittle so I find that this product really helps keep my hair soft.

8. Face of Australia Glossy Lip Crayon in Berry Brulé

This has been my quick ‘throw on and go’ lip colour. It is so pretty for the winter months and is also really moisturising.

9. Victorias Secret Coconut Passion

Keeping your skin hydrated in Winter is so super important. so I always try and lather myself up at night and this cream smells amazing and is very rich so it keeps my skin from getting cracked and dry.

10. Lucus Paw Paw Ointment

I forgot to put this in my picture, but basically its a red tube of miracle balm. this stuff fixes anything from sunburn, to cracked lips and I have gone through about 10 tubes of this stuff, and always make sure I have a jar of it on my dressing table. I only usually use it to keep my lips from getting cracked.

What are your winter favorites? take a photo and use  #Cassieswinterfavourites on instagram to show me!

xo Cassie

Winter Nail Polish

Hey everyone, today I’m back with my favourite nail polish colours for winter some are a little cliché and others not so much.

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Top row – OPI Black Onyx, Butter London Royal Navy, Essie Tomboy no more, Elf Lilac, Butter London Hen Party

Bottom row – YSL Ambre Gingembre, Leighton Denny Pure paradise, OPI Amazon Amazoff, Essie Chocolate Cakes, Butter London Wellies & Silly Billy.

I Love my dark nail colours in the winter as much as the next girl, but I also really love some some bright shades that I think can transition into the cold winter months.

Orange, white, lime & murky greens and purples is what I really like. I just think that as much as I love a good taupe & dark nail, I always love some colour and try to incorporate it into my look wherever I can (But that’s just me)

Orange and green just get left out in the nail polish world, unless it’s runway or for a collection you dont see it a lot on the every day woman and I think that you’re missing out. they are such pretty colours for winter!

What shades do you love, What nail colour are you rocking at the moment?

xo Cassie

Rose Gold Look

Hey everyone, today I’m back with a rose gold look.

I got my inspiration for this look from Jaclyn Hill.. if you haven’t heard of her, she is a youtube beauty guru and her videos give me life!

This particular look is one newer videos.

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Products used

NYX eyeshadow base

Generic blush palette



-Maroon/Deep red shades

Elf Cool palette

-Cool brown

Models prefer palette


-Warm brown

Maybelline Gel liner

Maybelline Color Tattoo – Tough as Taupe

Generic fine glitter

Ardell 120 Lashes

Loreal True Match foundation

Rimmel Stay Matte

W7 Bronzer

Orange/Peach blush

Mac Lightscapade 

Foxy Lady lipstick

I started off this look with my NYX eyeshadow base, I then took the orange shade from my blush palette and carefully pat it into the outer third and inner corner of my eye and blended, I then did the same thing but alternating colours until I had a pretty maroon/orange deep shade, but leaving the centre of my eye bare.

I then took the cool brown from my elf palette  and lightly blended that through my crease to give my eye socket some depth, then taking a little bit of the warm brown, I started to blend that into my outer corner.

Then take a large fluffy brush with some of the peachy orange shade and blend that all over your lid until you are happy with the colour – you don’t want to look like your sick and your eyes are red (thats where I started to get  worried) but trust me, alternate between the maroon and cool brown until the colours are seamless and look more like a rose gold.

now take a white fine shimmery pigment and lightly pat that into the middle of your eye, and really concentrating the colour there until you are happy with the way it looks. I then took my black gel liner and did a very very thin line on my top lash line – just so it makes your natural & false lashes look a lot thicker

I finished off my look the way I usually would, with my Loreal true match foundation set with Rimmel stay matte powder to set the foundation, Maybelline color tattoo in tough as taupe through my brows a light contour and a peachy blush shade along the back of my cheek to pull all the orange shades together.

I finished off my look with a lipstick cocktail to get a nude that I liked – but use whatever lip shade you like.

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I love this look, I don’t think its too much for daytime wear, you could always wear smaller lashes or none at all.

What do you think, would you wear this look?

xo Cassie


All products mentioned are my own