I swear that this beauty blog is not going to turn into a mummy blog!!! It’s just that my regular readers know what a long journey I have been through to start our wee family so it is only right that I invite you all to my Gender Reveal Online Party.
Apologies for the lack of blog posts this week and I will get the photos and swatches of L’Oreal Caresse Shine glosses up by the end of this week – but I have been busy working on a new design for the blog. Let me know what you think of the colour scheme. And I have also been using up my creative juices for *something potentially special* – will let you know if it develops into *something special*.
If you’re wondering about the lippy shade I am wearing – it is Juicy Red Lips in this video – basically Rimmel London’s Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick #10 plus Natio Rich Colour Creme Gloss in Alive.
Anyway, regardless of whether you’re single / attached / in a complicated relationship, I hope you have a LOVELY day whatever you get up to this Valentine’s Day. I have already got my Husband’s V-Day pressie sorted – I am going to SMS him with a picture of me in sexy lingerie with cleavage out and in a slutty “Come hither” pose…right about..now! Sexting – it’s fun! LOL!
Thanks for all the lovely feedback and warm welcome for my new beauty channel. I have uploaded a new beauty vlog today and it is in the form of a…*ahem*…hair tutorial…*shifty eyes*…. Watch the video and you will clearly see that I am no hair guru!!! But hey, everyone has to start somewhere…
Apologies for wearing the wrong gear for the video. I did not intentionally mean to flash my pink bra strap!!! *cringe*
Thanks to ghd for lending me their new Black Gloss IV Styler for the video. Am very sad to have to return it. OMG! Thank you ghd for allowing me to keep the Black Gloss IV Styler for future videos! Special thanks to Scunci for gifting their Hi Styles and Mini Pins. They will definitely have cameo appearances in future vids. The bottles of sprays used in the video were from Oscar Oscar Salon goodie bags.
After being a beauty blogger for months and subjecting to everyone of my daily postings, I can thoroughly say it has been a fantastic experience. Before I ventured into it, I debated for months on end if I could take on this role…simply because I had formed some weird preconceptions about what attributes one must have to become a beauty blogger!
Here is what I thought was the unspoken Beauty Blogger Commandments :-
1. Thou shalt wear make-up every day and applyeth it with professional skills
2. Thou shalt knoweth everything about skincare ingredients
3. Thou shalt never be seen in publiceth with chipped nail polish
4. Thou shalt moisturise thine entire body from head to toe
5. Thou shalt carry a make-up bag with hand cream in your handbag
6. Thou shalt carry hand sanitiser because thou is a germophobe
7. Thou shalt washeth make-up brushes every time after using
8. Thou shalt chuck out mascara every 3 months
9. Thou shalt never applyeth make-up testers onto thine face 10. Thou shalt be able to recommendeth a beauty product at all times
11. Thou shalt never have a bad hair day
12. Thou shalt always wear sunscreen and reapply every 2 hours
13. Thou shalt never have lipstick on your teeth
14. Thou shalt do face / hair / eye masks every week
15. Thou shalt know the release dates of all make-up collections
16. Thou shalt not have hair anywhere else except head, brows and lashes
And guess what It’s NOT TRUE!!! There are certain etiquette to follow with the act of beauty blogging…but as for being a beauty blogger, anyone can do it as long as they have a passion or desire to do so.
I’m not saying that my beauty blogger friends don’t follow some or all of the above commandments. Gosh, they’re perfect!
But I’m NOT!!! HAHAHA!!! I follow none of the 16 Commandments listed! But you knew that already! I actually took a day off yesterday from doing any beauty blogging and turned to my camera and did some vlogging… Forget beauty blogging, I think I should immerse into the Weather Reporting World!
I can imagine the headlines…”A Beauty Blogger has taken the Weather Reporting World by Storm!” Okay…such a failed attempt at being funny with my pun!! Anyway, have fun watching the video of me being a doofus…and think about subscribing to my channel…and if you do, just remember, that qualifies as one entry into my Urban Decay Giveaway! YAY!
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.
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.
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 Face Base Primer
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*