Saturday, January 21, 2012


I Love dress up parties! And as you may well be aware Halloween is one of my favorite times of year!I was contacted by one of my amazing subscribers, and asked to create a 20's Flapper inspired makeup look for her! This is what i came up with.

This look is amazingly simple, especially if your sprung with a last minute fancy dress party its simple to put a costume together! And i bet you will be the "Cats pajamas"!

Flappers were women of the 20's, who were know as a "New Breed" of women. They were the rebellious ones. The wore UN-conventional clothes (for back then), smoked, were casual about sex and loved makeup and Jazz. These women started the fashion-ista era! They were the first to get out their and start trends!

Flapper fashion can be looked at as the "Chicago" Rar Rar  fringe skirts and things like that.
But the Original "Flapper" fashion was quite boyish, Straight and loose dresses, with a drooping waistlines.
Then in the later 20's it grew into more what we associate to be "flapper" fashion. Hats, headbands, pearls and "Chicago" etc, glamor.

This is quite interesting and funny to read! Take a look its a laugh! They had their own language for everything!

Dimbox- A taxicab
Flatwheeler- A young man who takes a young lady to an egg harbor
Egg harbor- A fall dance
Clothesline- One who tells neighborhood stories

For more click here!

The Flappers main makeup statement were the lips! Generally quite dark, with a accentuated cupid bow. From all the main pictures ive seen they have all been slightly rounder in shape. the Bottom lips also appears to always be fuller, with the top lip tapering down to a thin line in the corners.

Their skin was matte and pale. Their eyebrows were very thin, and more on the straighter side.

They really liked the big "doe" eyed effect, to re-create this, were circle lenses like ive done in the below tutroial.
With the eyes their are many different eye looks, some being more subtle then others. This is the main and most popular look that Ive found. Smokey and contoured eyes. Contouring mainly in the eyebrow and crease portion. making the eyes appear more sunken in and alluring.

To see how I created this makeup look watch the tutorial!

Concealer- Red Earth 4 Pan Concealer
Foundation- Napoleon Perdis Sheer Genium in LIGHT LOOK 2
Highligher- Estee Lauder Ideal Light in LIGHT
Powder- Ben Nye Neutral Set in COLOURLESS
Primer- Bh Cosmetics eye & Lips Primer (used on eyes and lips)
Eyeliner- Savvy eyeliner in SMOKE
                Bh Cosmetics Gel liner in ONYX (used on lips aswell)
Eyeshdow- Bh Cosmetics 120 3rd Edition Palette (Matte Grey, White & Black used from the lower tray)
Brow Pencil- Models Prefer in BLONDE
Contour Powder- Savvy Pressed powder in DARK
White Powder- Sugarpill eyeshadow in TAKO
Mascara- Lilly Loves  Pearl in BLACK
Lipstick- Australis Colour Inject in LIMITED EDITION 1
Lipgloss- Mirenesse 3D Forever Gloss in GEISHA

Circle Lenses & Lashes from

Len's worn
Lashes worn

Fraulein38- Powder Brush (powder)
                    Big Crease Brush (eyeshadow)
                    Lip Brush
Maybeline- Eyeliner Brush (gel Liner)
Manicare Artist- Tapered Crease Brush (for blending the eyeliner)
Eco Tools- Angled Liner Brush (eyebrows)

Hair was commonly bobbed, but also finger waves and pin curls were extremely popular to create that classic glamor look!

So their you have it! I hope you have found this interesting!
Let me know what you think! This was defiantly a amazing time in history, fashion and beauty!

JADE xxx

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Hey guys!
I know alot of you struggle to get full voluminous hair! Some of us arn't blessed with mountains of hair.
And unfortunately, teasing and lots of hairspray can be damaging to your hair.

If only their was a way to fake more volume and height.......

Da na na DAAA!!



Yes this product was sent to be for free to review form Born Pretty Store
So before I start this is my 100% Honest opinion.

BEFORE I START more about where this product is from!

Is a wholesaler of many amazing products! They specialize in nail and nail art products, including nail stamps (below picture), Acrylic kits and 3D nail art!

 They also have amazing and cute jewellery including Hello Kitty

And into my realm now FALSE EYELASHES, hair extensions, also cosmetic lenses, and 1000x more amazing things!

Their prices are so competitive! I was honestly shocked when i looked at how cheap some of their products are!
FOR A PACK OF 10 were only $3.76!!! OMG for a pack of 10!!!

They are made of a concave shaped foam and Velcro
very simple and im guessing cheap to make. When I say concave i mean the cushion is shaped out-ward so it fits nice and snug with the shape of your head!

Yes absolutely! you simple section your hair where you would like to have more volume place the cushion in (i like to move it back and forth on my scalp so the cushion stays in place longer) and then release the rest of you hair on top! Their are so many uses! You can use them when your hair in down on its own, or in a pony tail or to make a amazing hair up! 

Yes they do I have tested these for quite a few days now in all different styles and they are incredible! You can if your worried about the holding power tease a section of hair before you apply it! The tease section will grab onto the Velcro even more and make for MAXIMUM hold!

Depending on whether of not you have added teasing, they arnt too hard to remove! I like to section all the hair out of the way, then i gently grab the hair cushion and pull it down towards my ends, it feels like a comb running though your hair!

AHHHH YES YES YES YES! Its so quick and I know how to tease my hair and it just takes forever! these are so simple and really cuts down the styling time!

They were amazing I dealt with Kevin and he was so nice! We had constant emails and was always in touch with me.

I was pretty amazing to find that they offer FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE, IF your item is under 2.2kg! But that is amazing! The items take between 9- 20 business days to arrive depending on where you live! In my case this took about 2 weeks to arrive so I was pretty happy with that!

So their you have it! I am defiantly in love with Born Pretty Store! and once you check out their web sight you will be too!


Lots of love
Jade xx

Monday, January 16, 2012

BH Cosmetics Haul & Review

Ok so this literally happened to me.
I had a faint memory of ordering cosmetics from Bh Cosmetics. BUT i couldn't remember if I dreamed it (good dream) or if I actually ordered it!?
Well turned out it wasn't a dream (yaaaaay for me!).
So I will be sharing and swathing with you what I bought. But before we get into fun stuff some info first.

So as you may have guess the shipping time was quite long (considering I though it was a dream). If i had to tell you, it was probably....maybe about a month for it to arrive, I didn't get express shipping just the standard shipping. But that is going from the USA to AUS....So Im not sure if that's good or bad.
I have ordered from them before and I cant remember it taking that long. Oh well they got here in the end! After purchasing the product they did send me a email with my tracking number, and a email saying when it was shipped.  But that was withing a day or two of the payment going though, i didn't hear anything else until it arrived.

The parcel came in just a plain brown box, filled with brown paper for cushioning. All the products were put together in a zip-lock bag. All the products had individual packaging whether it was a box or a thin layer of plastic. There was no damage to any of the product they were all in very good condition. But I did find some of the products difficult to get out of their packaging...oh well what can you do?!

I got a few things! I noticed that Bh Cosmetics have a new range of Gel eyeliners that I was really keen to try out! so I got 4! I also got a normal pencil eyeliner and a makeup brush.


For what you pay this brush is amazing! The bristles are surprisingly soft and their seems to be no shedding! The handle is very good quality and its amazing to use!
I did think it would be a little bit bigger though. The head of the brush is a tiny bit small for applying blush, but it will make a very good contour brush!

Yes I would! simply because the price is too good to pass up! And the quality is very good for what you pay!

Again another bargain buy!
I bought this simple because i liked the colour! The eyeliner itself is very soft and gentle on the eye. However you do need to apply it a few times to get a intense colour. The colour is a bit lighter then I expected its more of a pale violet but still very pretty.

In the colour ELECTRIC

I was VERY surprised this lasts forever! The swatch I did took a while to scrub off!

They have 6 Colours in the range and the size is 1.1g

Ummm its a tricky one I dont think I would. Yeah the price is amazing but i would rather put my money towards something that a bit more vibrant.

So these were the products I was most excited to try out! So instead of buying 1...I bought 4!
These are designed to use as all-rounder product with matte and shimmery finishes.
They have 19 colours to choose from! The sizes are 3g each so they will literally last FOREVER!

 Everyone need a good black eyeliner and this is INCREDIBLE!
It glides on soooo smoothly and is SO pigmented its just to die for!
It has a Matte finish.

The next photo i will show you is a swatch of the eyeliner, then what it looks like after ive done a good swipe with a makeup remover wipe (to test the lasting power!).
So i feel thats very good considering i gave it a good swipe!


Again another stunning eyeliner! I love this colour and the fact that its matte give it even more pigmentation! again its super smooth to use and it looks beautiful on!

This colour didnt hold as well as the ONYX But I think thats because the constancy is slightly more creamy.

I saw this colour and instantly fell in love! Its so stunning!
I didnt know it was a shimmering finish, so the colour wasn't as bright as i would have hoped. It was difficult to decipher the shimmering from the matte on the web sight. But i still love this product! I would use it more as a base or a shimmering cream shadow.

So I must admit when I looked at this I was expecting not as much pigmentation (due to the shimmer)
Well was i mistaken! this is even more pigmented (i feel) then the ONXY!
As you can see the Lasting power is amazing! The colour is more of a "metal" finish then a Glittery finish!

Yes Yes Yes 1000x YES!

So their you have it!
Please post a comment letting me know what you think!
Or if you have tried these products id love to hear how you find them!

Lots of love
Jade xx

Saturday, January 14, 2012

How to Become a YouTube Beauty Guru

Hey lovelies,
I get asked alot for advise and tips on how I started my YouTube Channel "Make me Stunning".
I was planning on doing a video tutorial, but there is just so much information I figured a blog post would be easier and more informative!
So I want to run though the whole basics with you from, starting a account, equipment and creating amazing tutorials!


First things first you will need to Create YouTube account (most of you might already have one).
But in the spirit of going back to basic here it is

Go to

All you need to do is click the Blue Button which is "Create A Account"
The it will take you to this screen this is where you fill out all your details
INCLUDING your user name! This is very important because it is the name that everyone will associate with you and your channel! Try and make it something that reflects you and your Channel.
 Also try and make it something simple, keep numbers and extra letters to a minimal this way your channel will be easy to find and most importantly easy to remember!
Also Try and make your password as STRONG as possible!
Once you have Created a YouTube account this will now also be your Google account (considering they are interlinked!)

So onto the fun part! Designing your Channel. My Channel is on the "new" YouTube setting.
this is where you can add colour, banners, a profile picture and personal information about you and what your views can expect to see on your Channel. Channel Tags is also there! this will help others find your channel! Add thing that are relevant to your channel like
"makeup, cosmetics, tutorial, how to, beauty" and also your Channel name etc etc.

DONT FORGET! when your ready for people to see your Channel click on "make Channel Visible" otherwise it will come up as "in-active!"and your views will not be able to see or access your Channel.

Some of this is Necessary while others basically improve the quality of your videos its up to you how much you want to spend etc!

I reckon you already guess that though! Obviously the better the camera the better and clearer the video! I got mine as a present from my Hubby 1 year ago! its been a fantastic starting camera but soon i would like to upgrade!
If you can find a camera that has a swiveling view this makes filming a piece of cake! I use this as my mirror!
My Camera is a Sony Handy Cam DCR-SX43

I also highly recommend getting a tripod it will make your life 1000x easier!

This is up to you! but i love taking finished result photos. I use the flash on the camera i find this brings out the colour and the full look of the makeup!

Obviously you are going to need a computer and a editing program! I started off on a old Microsoft laptop heaver then a brick lol! The first editing program i had was "Corel Video Studios" it was ok. There wasn't as many options you had with editing it was pretty basic, but a very good starting point!

Now Ive moved up in the world lol. I now have a iMac desktop computer (once you go Mac you never go back lol). Im now currently using iMovies. Which is fantastic! it took me a while to wrap my head around but once i got there it is incredible! You can change the colour of your clips, reduce noise and shake, you can add pictures and transitions. Also you can record voice overs!

Lighting is very important to make a high quality video! Especially if its a beauty related video, you want your views to be able to see the exact colours that your using etc! Up until recently i was using sunlight only! This worked quite well, however sunlight is UN-predictable and i usually could only film at certain times of day. I now have bought some lights

 I have two sets to use either side of the camera to really lighten up my face, without creating shadows!
The globes that im currently using are just standard globes! BUT i did get the "white" light instead of the "warm" light! I feel it makes the light more natural without casting a yellow glow!

This is another thing that I've only had for a few months but it makes a huge difference!
I have a Logitech Headset.

This really cuts down any unwanted noise and makes your voice crystal clear! There is nothing worse then a tutorial that your cant hear or understand!
If your planning on NOT doing voice overs just remember when filming its a MUST that your in a quite area, and if your outside be very wary of wind!

It is very important to have a nice backdrop for your movies. I have a few that i can choose from. Sometimes i sit in fount of my dresser so my jewelry etc are visible. This gives a more laid back feel, and i use this setting for more reviews and hauls! The only down side of that is the mirror! its not the best idea to have a mirror behind you as you dont want to create too many angles or distractions.

For more in-depth tutorials i hang a piece of coloured material or i just sit in front of the painted wall (be wary of power points etc). this minimizes all distractions so the view can focus on you and you alone!

This is just a quick tip! When your on camera and your representing yourself and your channel you need to be well presented. The views will notice EVERYTHING! trust me i know!
So if you can make sure your hair is well groomed, your wearing nice clothing and jewelry, your nail polish isnt chipped AND your eyebrows are in shape!
Its true alot of effort goes into making a 5min tutorial lol!

So now that all out of the way, let the fun start!
Make tutorials that you want to! Diy and basic tutorials always go well! like
~Foundation Routine
~how to apply lipstick
things like that! Also music videos are great inspiration and red Carpet look! BUT other people will think the same so i recommend you be quick in getting the tutorial up! Because 100's of other people will be doing the same look and the less versions out their the more chance you have of yours being seen! Same thing goes for music that has been out for years! try and re-create recent looks! If your stuck for inspiration ask your viewer if they have any requests!
Also try not to make your videos too long! I know some times its UN-avoidable BUT if a simple tutorial is too long you may end up loosing your audience or they will get bored so try to keep your tutorials under 7mins!
And finally be wary of spelling! (not that i can talk) but people will notice if you make mistakes, watch all your tutorials before you upload them and even get a friend or family member to triple check them for any mistakes.
AND i guess i should say be wary of the content and material you upload. Dont upload anything that would be considered offensive- as your videos can easily be flagged and removed.
Now the rest is up to you!

Please dont upload anything that isnt yours! YouTube keep a close eye on all videos for copyright, and if your planning on applying for a partnership copyright will not be in your favor.
You may have your videos or even your account deleted, let alone legal fines.
Make sure all your content is owned by you or you have written permission from the owner to use their material.This will keep your account in "good Standing".

All editing programes will have a "Share" section where you can easily upload videos to youtube.
Otherwise you can upload videos through YouTube. One the YouTube homepage next to search and browse there is a "Upload" button! Click on it and follow the prompts. Once your video is uploaded click "edit info" and you can fill in all your details (below). Also you can choose what category you video suits best. ie. Music, Cars etc. For beauty videos i choose How to & Style. As well here is were you can allow or disable ratings, comments and video embedding. And make your video public or private.

Video tags are the most important part of your video! they allow your video to be found by others so try and as many as you can, with the most relevant at the front of the list. You can also add in your YouTube name, and where your from if you like!
These are tags i used for a wedding makeup look.

the description box is very important! here i add everything, a short story about the tutorial that ive created. You can also list link to where to find you and any products used, and link to your other pages or channels or previous tutorials! You can also link previous tutorials by "creating a video response" in the comment bar.

Thumbnails are equally important. these are the little picture of your tutorial! the better thumbnail the more enticing it will be to look at your videos. HOWEVER...only YouTube partners can upload their own thumbnail, everyone else will have to make do with what they have!
You always get given 3 choices of thumbnails that are taken at random parts in your movie. Sometimes you might be lucky and get a good one in there, other times you wont be as lucky! My advice to you is to upload your videos as "private" then look at the thumbnails if you like one thats fine make it "public" again, if not add a few seconds to your video then re-upload its amazing how a few seconds can drastically change your tutorial thumbnails!
KEEP IN MIND- to only use thumbnails that are relevant to your tutorial and that will not be considered offensive!

These are just little links or speech bubbles you can add during your tutorial! I like to add in my foundation routine and also my brow routine this will cut down the length of your tutorial, by linking these routines rather then applying them every time in front of the camera.
Also its a great way for your other videos to get more views!

As some of you may be aware YouTube offer a "partner program".
I highly recommend to everyone to apply, its free and if you get rejected at first then you can simple re-apply the next month!
The Partner program offers many perks, such as a page banner, added page photos and the ability to upload your own thumbnails. ALSO you like you tutorials with AdSence and you start getting paid for your work!
Now dont be discouraged, i have no idea with the criteria is for becoming a partner. Many people had told me you need 1000's of subscribers and masses of video view! But with me personally i applied when i had 300 subscribers, just to see how i would go, and i got it!
YouTube will review your account, videos and engagement etc. It may take a few weeks to hear back.
So just go for it!!
Here is how to apply

Many Weights will try and scam you into buying subscribers, DONT fall for this, it is a sham!
Also many will offer SUB 4 SUB, its your choice where you go for this, but i feel like its cheating.
The best way to get Subscribers and view is to make great informative tutorials!
Also get out there in the YouTube community and make friends with others comment and rate others videos and build a relationship! I also reply to every comment i get! I love all my comments and for me this helps me build more of a relationship with my viewers!
Also ask your viewers to Rate Comment & Subscribe or Favorite the video!
Other then that the rest is up to you! Dont get discouraged but others some channels will grow faster then others, most of the time is purely luck!

You can easily access your YouTube insight. Whether monthly yearly, its a great way to see how your doing in your tutorials. You can check what videos have been most popular, you can check where in the world your videos are watched and by who! Male female and age!

Also each video has its own insight inclining where your viewers found your video, or any sights that its been embedded on!

Well your putting yourself out their, so lets be honest its bound to happen! Just be prepared because not all comments will be nice or supportive, the majority are but there are always a few negative comments.
You can prevent this from enabling "comments with aproval only" or disabling ratings on your videos.
In my experience all negative comments including "dislikes" are purely for jealousy! If you have put the work in and made a great tutorial the only reason for "dislikes" etc is from jealousy! I have found that all the negative comments i get are from people who have no YouTube channel of their own. So of course for them its easy to be critical of others. My advice it to ignore and delete all negative comments. If its a certain person you can easily block them by going to their page and clicking "Block User".

If you like create or link Facebook, twitter, blog and email account to your channel and to your videos description box.
This will help build your fan base and make it easier for people to get in contact with you!

So i hope you have found this useful! PLEASE leave a comment letting me know what you
think! this has literally taken me days to perfect!
Lots of love


Monday, January 9, 2012

Healthy & Happy Life!

HAPPY 2012!!
Another year down and another oportunity to make a fresh start!
My resolution for 2012 is personal Growth! to try and be the best me that I can, not only for my husbands sake but for mine aswell!

Ok so a bit of honestly coming out (please let me know if this happend to you to!)
Sometimes i feel like you do get stuck in a rut....a expression my Mum always uses is your Exsisting not Living.......Sound familiar?

It can be all too easy to get stck in a rut! with work, home, food bed etc etc it can seem like such a routine.
This is not only detrimental for your relationships, but its detrimental to yourself and for your creativity!
One thing personally that ive found has helped me alot its find something that inspires you! It may be something living, a person, a plant ANYTHING. Or in my case a saying or phrase that helps your remember to be inspiring and get out there!
My saying is something i came up with myself (and will soon be my next tattoo) It is..........

"into the unknown" 

to me this is a reminder not to be afraid of the unknown to go out there and try new things and do things you would normally never do, to be adventurose and to Live not Exisit!

So all that sentimental stuff of the way (hahahaha)
This blog post if you havent alreayd figured it out is designed to help you make the most of NOW to better yourself and hopefully inspired you to try new things and get out there and LIVE!

One thing that tend to get people down is.....yes work! however how much we don't like work, it is a necessary part of life (if only we could all have a money tree!). A big part of work and dealing with work ive found comes purely from your attitude towards work. This year im forbidding myself to say "oh i don't want to work!" Because i feel like most other things its your attitude and the way your approach things that determine how you feel about them! So far this year, that has really helped me!
If only it would be more effective with approaching housework lol!

Also i feel that alot of happines comes from yourself if you can be happy with you, how do you expect others to make you happy? So some advice....take some time out....just for you and no one else! Whether is just a bath, or a hour reading a book it does a world of good for yourself!

Another thing that i find very therapeutic is exercise! I find it really helps clear my head and gives me a fantastic rush of endorphins!
I love walking the dogs (with out my iPod) and just relaxing i also find Yoga is amazing to help you de-stress! And once again that come back to being happy with yourself and your body!

BUT for me personally the biggest thing that i find reeks havoc on my mood! Not just any food im talking sugars, fats etc. I find if ive had too much of a good thing (hahahha) in the sense of food my body cant handle all the excess chemicals and i end up getting very cranky and moody (again if this happens to you let me know!). So i feel for a healthy happier me, im going to try and eat as organic as possible.
Notice i didnt say healthy!
I feel if you deprive yourself of everything you will go crazy! So by trying to eat organic (where possible) your cutting out allot of unnecessary chemicals!
And this will help you with any weight issues your having (if any) and in generally you will notice a improvement in your skin, hair and all round well-ness!

This is just a quick video (requested by a amazing subscriber) on my Lifestyle diet etc!

So i hope that is has inspired you or helped you in some way! Please leave a comment below letting me know what you think!

Lots of Love Jade