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14 Beauty Products To Help You Rock Radiant Orchid

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Radiant Orchid is the Pantone Colour of 2014 – I love it!  It’s bright, happy and eye-catching.  Not only can you wear this purple hue as clothing, shoes and accessories, you can add pops of colour in your beauty routine too.  However, you probably should not wear head to toe in Radiant Orchid – unless you want to look like Violet Beauregarde from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 😛  Each to their own!

To get the deets on 14 beauty products which will help you rock Radiant Orchid, read all about it on my guest post at Breakfast With Audrey.

Who else is loving the colour?

Lime Crime Alchemy Palette Swatches


Lime Crime Alchemy

I finally got round to swatching the Lime Crime Alchemy Palette that I bought a few weeks ago as part of the Alchemy Collection.  It’s seriously so pretty that I had to force myself to swatch this.  It went something along the lines of “Ling, you better swatch this NOW!  Otherwise you cannot eat chips for the rest of 2012!”  Nothing and I mean NOTHING comes between me and chips, so enjoy the swatches of the Lime Crime Alchemy Palette whilst I go and munch some chips now!


Initial Impressions : Lime Crime Alchemy Collection

Lime Crime purple box, Lime Crime packaging, unicorn sticker, purple unicorn

I got unicorn mail!!!  I was so excited when I saw the Lime Crime purple box in my mailbox this afternoon.  I snapped some quick pics to show you all the beautiful Lime Crime Alchemy Collection I ordered.  I am super impressed with the Lime Crime packaging from the cardboard box to the contents as it’s funky and bright and it made me feel all happy and warm and fuzzy inside!  Yes, product packaging does that to me!!!

Okay I’m going to shut up now and let you feast your eyes upon the Lime Crime Alchemy Collection


Colour Blocking Make-Up Look

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Following on from the Cute Colour Block nails from Monday, today I give you colour blocking make-up which is a recent trend and I love it!  Loud, bold colours are right up my street.  And the best thing is that I can just slap on the one colour on the lid and another on the lower lash line.  No need for blending with base shades, accent colours and whatnot.


FOTD Challenge : Candy

I had so much fun doing SaraMay’s FOTD Challenge yesterday that I decided to do today’s challenge too – Candy.  When I think of candy, I think of lots of (artificial) colours.  I just went crazy with the colour and here is what I came up with…

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My right eye is based on Skittles and M&Ms.  My left eye is based on those strawberries and cream twirly lollipops.  My lips are like mixed berry candy.  Pretty colourful huh?

FOTD, candy, cosmetics

Tempted to keep the make-up on till my Husband comes home.  He gets freaked out when I put on too much make-up.  He tends to prefer me au naturale.

To intensify the shades of the eyeshadows, I find that Lime Crime Candy Eyed Eyeshadow Helper (see what I did there – candy – get it? Ok, I’m not funny!) does a fantastic job.

I couldn’t find any lollies in the house to pose with but I found my colourful handbag chain and put it on top of my head.

Products Used


Shu Uemura UV Under Base
No7 Radiant Glow Foundation
Shu Uemura Face Powder Matte
Red Earth Duo Blush CI001
MUA Blusher Shade 1

Lime Crime Candy Eyed Eyeshadow Helper*
Red Earth Eye Palette in Blue
Red Earth Eyeshadow CI086
NYX Book of Eye Shadows (a selection of shades)
Primark Kohl Pencil in Pink
Primark Kohl Pencil in Lilac
Primark Kohl Pencil in Dark Green
EYE’S CHIC 816 Bird Of Paradise Fake Eyelashes*
Revlon Precision Lash Adhesive
Etude House Eye Brow Kit

No7 Deeply Moisturising Lipcare
NYX Black Label Lipstick in Apple
NYX Lipstick in Frappucino
Max Factor Lipstick So Berry
Prestige Lightshine Lipgloss in Red Glitter

Products marked with * were provided for consideration.

OMG Moment Of The Day!

As I was typing up this blog post, my postman knocked on the door and I went out looking like this :

FOTD, Candy, Make-Up

Okay, how awkward?!!!  I’m wearing my cutesy PJs and I look like a clown LOLOL.  I saw him stifle laughter and I couldn’t have gone any redder with the amount of make-up I had on.  Groan!  How embarrassing!!

EDIT :  Sheeeeeesh!!!  ANOTHER Postman rocked up at my door!!!!!!!!!

Colourful Opulent Eyes Make-Up Tutorial

Last week, I had lunch with Tine from Beautyholics Anonymous and Lilpil from Things I Love.  They are so lovely and generous to a baby beauty blogger like me – Tine gave me tons of haircare products and Lipil passed me some FACE OF AUSTRALIA goodies; whereas I gave them a MUA lippy each.  Anyway, amongst the goodies, there was an eyeshadow palette – FACE OF AUSTRALIA Opulent Eyes Sapphire Desire.  Look how gorgeous the colours are.

FOA colourful Opulent eyeshadow palette

FOA Opulent Shapphire arm swatches

Anyway, the other day, I spontaneously decided to film a make-up tutorial called Colourful Opulent Eyes (hmmm, I wonder how I came up with that name??).  Here is a photo of the FOTD.

FOA Opulent eyes

And before you watch the video, I want to say a few things about it :-

  • My favourite YouTube make-up videos are made by Michelle Phan and Bubzbeauty.  They follow a similar style which is step-by-step tutorial with background music and voiceovers.  However, the professional make-up artist Lisa Eldridge has the best tips and advice for make-up application.  Seeing as I am not a professional make-up artist and I am not very articulate, my video is in a similar vein to Michelle Phan and Bubzbeauty.
  • The picture quality is poor because I recorded this on my Hubby’s MacBook’s webcam.  It is my first time editing a video using iMovie – and I didn’t read the manual – and I have never owned a Mac so the whole operating system is so different to Windows.
  • Thus, please forgive me if you find my make-up sub-standard and the editing and the quality of the video poor.  I am quite happy with it considering I mostly did it for fun.  It wasn’t fun after 12 hours of editing though…LOL

If you watched till the end, thank you for your support.  Please do let me know what you think of my video.  I welcome constructive criticism because it helps me improve.  And yes, can you hear my Scottish accent??  LOL

List Of Products Used


FACE OF AUSTRALIA Stick Foundation in Outback Beige
FACE OF AUSTRALIA Loose Powder in Outback Translucent
FACE OF AUSTRALIA Pressed Power in Bronze
Revlon Beyond Natural Blush & Bronzer*


Lime Crime Candy Eyed Eyeshadow Helper
Etude House Eye Brow Kit*
FACE OF AUSTRALIA Opulent Eyes Sapphire Desire
Australis Intensifeye Liquid Eyeliner
Rimmel London Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Liner Pencil*
Ardell lashes Invisibands Wispies
Revlon Precision Lash Adhesive*


Boots No7 Perfect Lips Pencil in Nude*
FACE OF AUSTRALIA Divine Shine Lip Plumper in Lavish Instinct


FACE OF AUSTRALIA Luxe in Minty Mojito


Mixture of Red Earth and Australis brushes*

(Products marked with * were purchased by me.  All others were either provided for consideration or given as a gift.)

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