Beauty, Lady

Absolute April Beauty Product Favourites


At the end of this month I decided to work a bit more on my beauty side of my life. I have been thinking in the back of my mind what I need to get and do to look after myself, and practice not only ‘self-care’ but my beauty look. I am no beauty professional, but when I lived in Melbourne I became very familiar with products, and brands that I have become fussy over time. Everyone is different when it comes to choosing brands for makeup, but I have always stuck to one – L’Oreal – for everything. So, recently I shopped at Priceline pharmacy in Karrinyup shopping centre and the one thing that I wanted to focus on getting was a new eyeshadow palette.

When I was in the L’Oreal section my eyes peeled open when seeing a $7 eyeshadow palette on sale, and I was like, what could be better! It was a natural beige coloured one, and only had about 4 eyeshades to choose from, until my mum found the perfect one for me. There was a 10 shade eyeshade palette on SALE for $9. What could go wrong! and what could be better than that!!??? As soon as I saw it, I knew it was the one. So, I bought it!

It is the L’Oreal Paris LA Palette Nude in Rose.

I had to choose from Beige or Rose, and once looking at the colours (and knowing what I wanted) I chose the rose. It is inspired by makeup designers ‘must have palettes’  and is available in 10 elegant rose tones in 3 sleek shadow finishes. You can allow your creativity and artistic flair to unleash when blending and contouring the eye when putting and dabbing on the shimmery satin, or lustrous sheen.

The 3 different finishes – satin, sheen and matte leave a fantastic look for everyday wear, and I believe the rose colours are better than nude, because it has more of a variety and doesn’t have JUST brown tones, it has pinks and light colours along with a dark brown that is used for the eye lining.

The lipstick that I chose was $21.95 which was an investment. I know, anything can be an investment, but this truly was an investment! I have been looking for the perfect pinky but not too pink colour that makes me look like a clown, that I had a look through all the choices, and came across number 131 – Color Riche Matte – Mistinguette. This lipstick is enriched with a combination of Omega – 3 oils and Vitamin E and helps to protect your lips from drying. It’s soft and creamy texture leaves lips moisturized and smooth with a perfect finish. I love the gold tube that it comes in, and it leaves a classy look for when you go to touch up throughout the day. It is totally matte, and that was what I was looking for. If you want the complete matte look and feel I totally suggest this collection, and this colour in particular as well. It has become my favourite lipstick as of late, and I have been wearing it everyday to every event I go to. The texture is comfortable and light, and it leaves such a glow, and it lasts very long, but I have noticed when I eat or drink it does come off, but I suppose that goes with any lipstick. I have found with Covergirl lipsticks they are 24/7 stay on, but when I had my coffee it came off easily, so that was the only ‘negative’ thing that I had with it. Positive – it leaves my lips feeling moist. All in all, my favourite lipstick of the year.

So, a few of the pro’s of this lipstick are:

  • it leaves the best matte finish
  • good pigmentation

I bought the Ardell Natural Demi Wisps  (false eyelashes) for only $11, for a complete natural look that doesn’t create an over glamorous look, but that you can wear through out the day, and look great anyhow! I have never done this before, and I was excited about getting my first false eyelashes! haha! and it was fun deciding on which ones to get. I wanted a natural daywear look, so these were just perfect, and exactly what I wanted.

I have had a bit of a struggle getting them on, and I still need a lot of practice, but next time (from a friends piece of advice) I will use tweezers to put them into place from the inner eye to the outer corner of the eye. Plus next time I may cut it to fit my eye properly. I wasn’t sure if it needed to fill out the entire eye. But I was happy with the result and outcome of the entire look of the day. Next time I will remember to watch the Ardell Strip Lash Application for beginners which can be found on the internet, and just what they say you achieve a natural looking full lash experience! It creates such volume, and offering full and fluttering results.

The best mascara I have been using lately is the Revlon Ultimate All in one mascara. I have all but good news about this one. The wand may seem short and mini, but it really flicks up the lashes, and helps create a full look. I don’t suggest wearing the mascara with the false eyelashes, even though some girls do that, only if you want to look like a Kardashian girl, then yes, do it, But for me because I have long lashes it would make me look like the lashes are going past my eyebrows! I thought I had short lashes, but I have been told they are long, so being careful with mascara and lash products is my way to go.

The high impact formula has:

  • great length
  • definition
  • volume
  • intense colour
  • lift

This is my new favourite mascara, and I have been wearing it everyday on all occasions.

I thought I would share with you photos from videos I took on Instagram videos, here I was sharing how I did my eyes with the eyeshadow palette in rose, and I am not sure which colours I used, but I used the first white colour as a highlighter, and then a pinky colour for the middle, and then the dark brown as an eyeliner.

This is the finished look, with a L’Oreal Paris True Match Super Blendable liquid foundation, the eyeshadow I share with you, the Ardell Demi false eye lashes, and the Mistinguette L’Oreal Matte Lipstick.

To top off the rest of the day, I decided to unwind with a “Pride and Prejudice” novel by Jane Austen. I used a quote of hers in “How to be like Kate in a Kardashian world“. I hadn’t read it before, and did try to read it when I was in Merredin but never finished it. I have been wanting to read more period costume time books, yes, I know, I have been reading regency period books, but this is a world renowned classic and the type of english used is quite old, and I have been told that you have to concentrate on reading it, but since getting through the first chapter I have felt like I have been going through it like a breeze! I am still working on Library Studies – currently working on ‘Circulation and Customer Service’, and working on Assessment 1 from doing Session 1 – 5 that I need to work on it tomorrow to get it in on time.

So, I thought I would leave you with a link for “Best beauty blogs to follow in 2017”

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Dressing Well


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How do you feel about how you look?

Do you feel the need for a new makeover?

Do you feel like you need to put more effort in making yourself look more beautiful?

Beauty is a widely communicated topic world-wide. We have etiquette experts, leading lady’s in focusing on Makeup and Beauty, socialites in every city that talks about being beautiful in magazines, newspapers, articles are everywhere!

For a while now I have been wanting to target on “Dressing Well”. When I lived in Melbourne growing up I wore special dresses on a Sunday morning to church, and for years I wore only dresses on Sunday mornings, NEVER pants – that was Sunday nights. I used to love dressing up, and powdering my face. I didn’t wear makeup till I was about 16. I started with just eyeliner and lipgloss, but when I entered my early twenties I became obsessed with mascara, and eye-shadow, and contouring, etc.

When it comes to dressing, I have always liked lace kind of dresses – white lace or ivory laced dresses are my favourite because it is so effeminate, delicate and charming. I was a Cue enthusiast and people would brand me with that name! My first outfit I ever bought with my first pay in my first job was a CUE jacket and skirt, and I still have it after 10 plus years! I loved that outfit and wore it a lot.

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I think if you have a corporate/administration job working in an office it is important to impress your bosses with the way you present yourself. I once put in a bit of effort and had a compliment from my boss! He said he was impressed! So, if you do work in an office environment it is imperative that you dress appropriately, and refine your look.

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Currently, Cue has a “wear to work” section on their website, and I think it is the best brand out there if you want to have a Corporate look.

A Work Look

You can pair a classic Black Cigarette Pant with a Georgette Ruffle Front Blouse.

Dresses

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Check out this Black Lace Full Hem Dress for $409. It comes in size 6 to 14. It is made from corded lace, features cap sleeves, a boat neckline and a full tulle skirt. The belt that comes with it is also Rose Gold.

There is also the Textured Lace Funnel Neck Dress for $339 which is a Zip front dress, has a funnel neckline, and a slight A line hem.

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Dressing well involves getting your hair done as well. 

Looking Irresistible involves getting yourself together, and finding the perfect outfit and making yourself look right. If you haven’t seen my post on the brand Irresistible Me, check out the difference of me with my normal hair to wearing the new hair extensions!!! There is such a difference! Making sure you wash your hair at least twice a week, doing a hair treatment or mask once a week and doing a blow wave or straightening your hair is beneficial, and its imperative that you do it regularly if you want to keep yourself well-groomed.

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Now, back to the topic of wardrobe changes, Don’t forget to check out Australia’s In Style Fashion section! There are a few outfits to check out!

One for a Friday night movie:

Shop the look: 1. Equipment shirt, $220; net-a-porter.com 2. Zara sweater, $26; zara.com 3. Jennifer Fisher earrings, $215; barneys.com 4. Adidas sneaker, $100; needsupply.com 5. Adidas pants, $90; adidas.com 6. VOID Watches watch, $155; voidwatches.com 7. Mango bag, $80; mango.com

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A Beyond cozy way to master day to night dressing

Shop the look: 1. Melissa Joy Manning, $165; net-a-porter.com 2. Theory bodysuit, $160; net-a-porter.com 3. G.H. Bass & Co. loafers, $110; ghbass.com 4. Tibi dress, $495; modaoperandi.com 5. Aurelie Bidermann earrings, $320; shopbop.com 6. Mango clutch, $50; mango.com 7. Prada sandals, $1,000; net-a-porter.com

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This is the latest October issue, and in the Style section there is a Coop polyester and cotton dress that can be found on Trelise Cooper’s website.

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Here is a list of websites and style bloggers aiming at  Corporate Fashion Wear:

Closet Affairs Melbourne – Jessica Takla is a corporate fashionista showcasing & blogging about her work wear

The Iconic

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Corporate Fashion on Pinterest – a collation of pictures, and you can find the websites from there!

Pink Peonies – I just stumbled across this fashion blogger blogging about “all things girly”.

This time tomorrow – Most original wear to work looks, Krystal features daily images of her creative office attire. She loves her stilettos, and doesn’t mind pant suits.

9 to 5 Chic – Appropriate for: A corporate setting or a big, important meeting, her clothes can be a BIT pricey for the average girl, sophisticated, classic pieces like trench coats. If you have a meeting with your top boss—look to her for inspiration!

Viva Fashion – Carmen teaches you how to get that latest look of Pippa Middleton, but with affordable items you can find at places like Kohl’s (american department store) which would be like Myer. She also reviews the latest looks from places like Zara and Target, so you don’t have to spend hours browsing the Internet doing it yourself!

For MORE great fashion, beauty and lifestyle tips head on over to Glitter Guide – My mouth is watering over the photo of a Blush Berry Smoothie Bowl!

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Exquisite Emmalisa

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Beauty, Fashion, Lady, Uncategorized

Top 10 Favourite Bloggers


I just want to share with you TEN Bloggers who I think are marvellous, and have unique  personalities that come out in their writing…. I haven’t listed them in any particular order, just the TOP 10.

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  1. A bit of Style Icon – From fashion to beauty, her taste is exemplary showcasing Versace bags, and a Chanel brooch….. “Black Lace Dress” was just posted up today!!
  2. Fleur De Force – I am a HUGE UK blogger follower. Fleur De Force talks beauty, fashion and lifestyle!!! WINNER of InStyle Magazine’s Project 13 Award for ‘OUTSTANDING YouTuber of the Year’ 2015, she even has her own SHOP….. You can buy “the Glam Guide” which is full of makeup tips, hair tips, healthy living tips, advice on relationships. She is a TOP blogger AND VLogger in the entire world!!!! I love her blogs, and she knows how to attract a girl to her page!
  3. Katie’s Beauty Blog – (Katie Snooks) She is so honest about the products she uses!! and is a crisp writer.She is an inspirational writer as well, and I love following her because of the way she presents herself!!! I particularly like her blog on “Detoxing with Champney’s box”, the pictures are just soooo pretty!!! Follow her Makeup Tutorials on Youtube as well. I love listening to her strong accent, especially my favourite is the MAC Lipstick Collection. Her eyes look amazing as well, check out her lashes!!!! Don’t forget to check out her Instagram…..Katie-Snooks
  4. London Beauty Queen – (Hayley Carr) I am IN LOVE with this page!!!! ❤ ❤ ❤  It gives me MORE inspiration to want to write, where I am is nothing compared to London, but you’ve always got to start somewhere. She knows how to put things in DETAIL.She was nominated for a Cosmopolitan Blog Award just after FOUR months of starting her website!!!! One of her key achievements is WINNER OF THE VUELIO ‘BEST BEAUTY BLOG’ AWARD 2015. BEST UK BEAUTY BLOG. I especially like her article on “Can Avon really be better than MAC?“, she gives an honest opinion. Even more, I am inspired by her article, “How to ensure you’re super efficient when working from home“. It is a bloggers guide, and I need to read this EVERYDAY for tips on how to better use my time efficiently as a blogger!!
  5. The Frugality – From anything pink to anything stylish, this blog has sooo many ideas for budgeting. Most clothes are in London, but from Jigsaw to GAP you can buy in Australia!!! She is a Freelance Fashion Stylist so she knows exactly what she is talking about!!! She was also featured in Grazia!!!! and In Style!!!!20160216-184526.jpg
  6. AnoushkaMarie – Her beautiful personality radiates through her writing, and especially her photos. She shares fashion and style within Australia, and knows how to BRING IT in the blogging world. Her name written in gold on her website says a lot about her personality, and she definitely is a heart of gold!!! She loves what she does!!!20160216-190759.jpg7.  Absolute Amy (Amy Zempilas) – Fashion and Style Blogger living in Perth, Australia, she particularly knows how to win people’s hearts with GIVEAWAYS!!!! My favourite post is the one on a lace dress she wore. Her latest post is also on pretty “White dresses“. She is also a lover of the brand, Sodashi!

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8. Meerustyle (Abbey Neeham) – This is a dairy of Abbey’s fashion and travel. She lives in Sydney, Australia and also grew up in Great Britain, so she knows her fashion! Burberry is her first love, and she knows quite a bit about British Fashion!!! I particularly like her post on “Fashions Iconic Capitals” as she shares designs from London, New York, Paris AND Milan!!! oooo wweeeee!!!! Saint Laurent and Givenchy are in her vocabulary!!!

9. Man Repeller – (Leandra Medine) – Now this blog has got my attention, it is estimated that her page is viewed about 3.7 million times per month….. There are podcasts, and she has heaps of brand collaborations to keep her going!!! Check out “A day in the life during a  Fashion Week Weekend“. FASHION is her word.

10. Style Bubble (Susie Lau) – She launched her website in 2006 and now it is her business!!! She works with H&M, GAP and Urban Outfitters when it comes to campaigns and special projects, jealous much? She has also written for Elle Magazine, so she gives quite detailed articles, and lets out her inner writing queen. She has a HUGE following on her Instagram! Miss Popular I say!

Well, that’s my Top 10….. At the end of all this, I feel like I have actually done WORK…. eeekkk, my back needs stretching, and my eyes are growing tired, and it is only four minutes till 8pm. I feel like I need to do the SeaSource Detox Spa all over again!!!

But, tomorrow is another day, and I am looking forward to doing some more writing. Thinking of reading, “Nice is just a place in France” which is a New York Times Bestseller…. How to win at basically everything…….

Until next time! Enjoy reading these bloggers, and you won’t be disappointed. That will keep you busy for the next hour! Or two!

Exquisite Emmalisa

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