Essence Cosmetics Soo glow Review

Hey everyone, today I’m back with a review on the essence soo glow cream to powder highlighter.

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I picked this highlighter up while I was at Target getting some essence lip liners, which I absolutely love love love!! (a story for another day) when I saw this guy calling out to me. Now usually I’m not that into cream highlighters, but as we are moving into winter and my skin is looking a little dry and dreary I thought Id give it a try.

This product is very creamy when you first apply it, and sheers out to a beautiful champagne shade and then dries down like a powder which is something that I have never used before. And I really like it! I find that its so easy to use either under or over foundation and looks so naturally pretty.

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The product looks quite shimmery, but using a small amount and working it into your skin makes a really big difference.

I picked this up for around $4-$6 AUD I can’t remember exactly, but I know it wasn’t expensive at all.

I’m really liking this product, and for the price I can’t really fault it.

Have you tried this product? let me know what you think in the comments

xo Cassie

If you liked this post, you may also like Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter Rewview

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Bargain Hunting

Hi everyone today I’m back with a post on where to find fashion and accessories at a great price online!

For those of you who have been reading my blog for a while now know that I love a bargain and always find myself making a b line for the sale rack trying to find a bargain so when Westegg.co got in contact with me I was very very excited as they offer designer fashion pieces at 80% off.

How it all works – you log into the website with Instagram purchase whatever you like off the site and then upload a photo to Instagram.

I took a little tour of their website and fell in love. I’ve chosen a few pieces to show here but you could seriously go crazy, I am lusting after nearly everything on the site!

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These gorgeous Kate Spade Dear Valentine Heart stud earing’s were $62.40 down to $45.60.

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This gorgeous piece by Jennifer Zeuner – Sky, Moon and Star piece was $228.80 down to $167.80.

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This timeless Marc Jacobs watch was $292.50 down to $213.75

I am loving all of the small dainty pieces of jewellery that can be layered over one another and the chunky pieces that are perfect to add a little extra to your outfit.

You can also find bags and sunglasses all at discounted prices.

Westegg have even given me a code for you guys to use to get a further 10% off everything on the site just use #wearwestegg at the checkout!

Happy shopping!

xo Cassie

This post has been sponsored by Westegg.co –  ALL opinions are my own.

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

-Fawn

-Camel

-Brown

-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.

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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

Strawberry Kisses

Hi everyone, today I’m back with another DIY!

I was browsing different clothing websites (as I do) and came across some really cool printed lip jeans and fell in love. unfortunately they cost an arm and a leg to buy and get sent to Australia. I was really grumpy until I figured that I could probably make them myself without the large price tag.

And voilà, here they are!

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Here’s what you’ll need

100% cotton jeans 

Printable transfer paper

Scissors

Iron

This is a great DIY for some old faded worn in jeans, or some new ones like mine. I picked up a pair of jeans from factorie for $20 and got the transfer paper from Lincraft for $24. I only used one sheet of paper for this tutorial so all up the jeans cost me about $20.41 AUD.

Now what you need to do is basically follow the instructions on the transfer paper to a T! I really wanted to skip steps and wait less time, but to make sure they turn out right, follow the instructions.

start out by finding a print that you like, I knew I wanted to do lips so I did a quick google search and found some that I thought would look good, I then altered them and got them to the right size.

The template that I made can be downloaded here.

make sure that you cut really close to your picture so you don’t get a white border!

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You could also put all different text on your clothes if you wanted something really different. I think that would look good on an acid wash denim jacket for a real grunge look.

Do you like this idea, would you try it out? if you do, be sure to tag me on all social media @Paintedlipstick

xo Cassie

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Racing Fashion

Hey everyone, today I’m back with 3 spring racing carnival looks.

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(Photo Via Polyvore  – Styled by Me)

I have created 3 looks suitable for Melbourne spring racing carnival week starting with a look for;

Derby day, where women classically wear black and white. When I was putting together this first look I was originally going to pair a black and white printed dress with a white clutch, but I personally think a block colour dress and a printed clutch looks a lot chicer.

Crown Oaks Day, is a day is when you can add some colour to your spring racing outfit. hosting Myers fashions on the field means it’s definitely time to get dressed to the nines. I love this emerald green dress paired with cream accessories, and the simple fascinator just ties the whole looks together.

Melbourne Cup, I love this look I think it’s classic while still being fun for spring with the pops of pink. I have seen some shockers at Melbourne cup, people coming in all sorts of silly costumes, so the day is very open to being able to wear whatever you want within reason.

I love all of these looks and the most important part is that you can wear the dresses again to another function.

do you like these looks, would you wear them to the races?

let me know in the comments

xo Cassie

Behind Blue Eyes

Hey everyone, today I’m back with a really pretty summer look on my beautiful friend Amber.

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Products used

NYX eyeshadow primer

NYX Dream catcher palette

ChiChi Cosmetics bronzes palette

Elf cool palette

Individual flare lashes

Elf dark brown brow kit

Maybelline The falsies big eyes mascara

Generic concealer palette

MAC Match master foundation

Mac Mineralize skin finish powder

W7 Bronzer

LA girl glazed lip paints in blushing

I started out by cleansing Ambers skin with a makeup wipe and then patting the eyeshadow primer all over her eyelid and lower lash line, I then used the matte beige shade from the NYX dream catcher palette all over the lid, followed by the copper shade from the ChiChi bronzes palette over the middle of the eyelid and blending it in circular motions outwards and upwards. I then took the light gold shade and blended that into the copper shade on the outer and inner corners of Ambers eyes. I then tapped a dome brush in the matte brown shade from the ChiChi palette and blended that in a circular motion to blend the lighter metallic toned shadows together.

I then took the navy blue shade from the Elf palette and placed that on Ambers lower lash line a little over half way, and then blended it down. As I didn’t want to risk the colour closing up Ambers eye by taking it all the way to the inner corner. I then placed a few individual false lashes to the outer third of her lash line to thicken her natural lashes and to elongate her eye.

I then used the green toned concealer from my palette and dabbed that on any redness. I then blended the foundation where needed and powdered as usual, I then used some bronzer to warm up the face, filled in her brows and applied mascara.

I finished off the look with the LA girl lip colour in blushing.

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I love this look, it’s really wearable, natural and easy to recreate.

And a big thank you to Amber for letting me do her makeup!

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

xo Cassie

As a side note, Halloween is coming up and I want to do a look for you guys! what would you like to see? let me know!