Monday, June 25, 2012

Double DIY- Sequin Collar & Head Chain

So who loves things that are unique.....1 of a kind and more importantly affordable???

Hmmmm........I DO

hahaha so what could be better then not 1 but 2 DIY's!

These 2 DIY'S are incredibly simple and so much fun! It will just take a bit of time on your part, but trust me the results are well worth it!


-Blouse of your choice
- Sequin Rope ( a row of sequins so much faster then using individual sequins)
- Hot Glue Gun (saves all the sewing, and i suck at treading needles)

So for this DIY i already had everything that i needed except for the sequin rope, which i bought from a craft shop for $4 a meter. I bought 2mts. Which is plenty for my collar and there is heaps left over to do the cuffs if you wanted to.
The great thing about this DIY is you can really personalize it! You can choose  contrasting  sequins to the top for more of a "Colour Blocking" look or you can go for similar or the same sequins like i have! Its completely your choice!

NOTE- Let the blouse dry for at least 12hrs before you wear it!
ALSO Cold hand wash ONLY!


- Chain- I got mine from Bunnings $3mt- I got 3mts.
-Jump Rings
-Lobster Claw Clips

So im in LOVE with head chain....but sadly where i live there is little to no choice and the 1 or 2 head chains that are for sale everyone else has! So there is NO uniqueness.
This is such a simple and versatile head chain! You can really make it your own by varying the chain that you use, how many runs your put in, and also by the colour. Its so simple to spray paint it once your done (just make sure its 10000% dry before you wear it, and avoid getting it wet)!
Ill admit that this did take more time and require some patience and it can be quite fiddly but the results were well worth it!
TIP- i found that it was hard to keep track of which run when where etc, so i put some sticky tap on then and colour coded them with texter to help me out!

Oh and some of you may be wondering YES my hair is purple~!
I used FUDGE Paint Box in Blueberry Hill! I LOVE IT!

If you guys want to watch the video on how i made these
just click on the below link!

Hope you all enjoyed this!

Lots of love

Jade xxxx

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Heart Breaker Palette Review SWATCHES

Hey my lovelies!

Im super excited to show you my newsest and most loved Sugarpill palette! If you all love bright makeup (like me) Im sure you would have already seen this or managed to get your hands on it!

It is so amazing and super cheap considering the fantastic quality of the product!
With out further ado lets get right into it!

Just like all the previous Sugarpill palettes the Heart Breaker palette comes with 4 amazing high pigmented shades.
In stead of the outside packaging being pink ( like the Burning Hear & Sweet Heart Palettes) this packaging is Blue.
Inside are the most amazing shades! I like this palette the most mainly because they a Greens and Blues

The shades are as follows top right hand corner working clockwise
Acidberry, Velocity, 2am & Mochi

Acidberry is a yellow based green like a green apple shade

Velocity is a rich royal blue shade similar to the sugarpill royalsugar without the shimmer

2am is a red based purple more of a plum shade which adds a great contrast to the predominantly cool toned palette

Mochi is a pastel aqua shade in my opinion it has a faint yellow bases undertone making more of a warmer aqua

All of these shades (mabey with the slight exception of Acidberry) are matte shades Acidberry has a very faint shimmer to it. They are a very rich eyeshadow and considering the matte texture they are quite easy to blend. But always air on the side of caution because they are HIGHLY pigmented, and a little goes a LONG way!

Each pan contains 4g's of product so a total of 16g's all up! I bough my palette directly from the sugarpill websight which cost me $34 and i got a free pigment sample! Ill always buy my products directly from their websight the shipping is very fast and Amy is amazing with her customer service!
Everything came wrapped in pink tissue paper i also got a Sugarpill Glitter sticker which now lives on my car!

So my opinion is BUY this palette NOW! You will not regret it and it will last you forever!

So here is the first look ive come up with! Im sure there will be plenty more to come!


I used all shades in this look! And only thoes shades! xx

Thankyou all for watching!

*Video comming soon where im wearing this makeup! So you can have a better look!

Please comment!

Jade xxx

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Vintage Glamour- Hair & Makeup

Hey my lovelies
So this post was inspired by the amazing style and class of the women that lived in the 20's right through to the 50's!
I know its quite a wide time period, but the woman took time to create intricate and beautiful hair designs and were proud to put their best face forward!

So i thought id just do a super quick over-view of the hair and makeup for each time period.

Style through the years......

20's -  The Hair was more "Flapper" inspired! Most of the hair styling was done wet, "wet set".
With pi-curls and finger waves. The women also rocked short sever bobs!

The Makeup was not natural at all! This was the rebellious stage! Dark smokey eyes, dark lips (shaped in a small rounded pout), ultra thin brows and lots of blush!
Ive done a full blog post on the 20's hair and makeup...check out the post here!

30's- The Hair again is full of finger waves and pin-curls, but you start to see more softer and feminine styles.
The Makeup similar to the hair the makeup starts to become more soft. The brows are still very thin, but the rest of the makeup is more subtle.

40's- The Hair slowly evolves to more voluminous hair styles still with finger waves but more modern. Most letting hair hair hang loose in a beautiful full style. They also did the famous fringe roll!
The Makeup this is more of the start of the Monroe look- Natural eyes and a soft red lip! this was the more toned down look.

50's-  The Hair you get the Iconic Marilyn Monroe look! Full with sexy looser curls. This hair is free and more softer on the face, not as severe as past looks.

The Makeup- Again the Classic Monroe look! Dewy skin youthful glow, fuller arched brows and red glossy lips

My Creation


The Hair

This hair is more 20’s-30’s “Flapper” Inspired. Ive created a finger wave in the front section only and a few pin-curls in the longer lengths of my hair.
It does take a but of practice but with time you will be able to get this look down pat!
I did the finger wave in the front section only! If you planning on doing this throughout your whole head simple follow the same technique through out the head, the the “S” shape waves in the same direction throughout the whole head!

This hair style is more suited for short hair lengths.
If your hair is longer like mine, simply curl the ends and create a pin-curl, or you can simply wave the front sections and leave the rest hanging loosely curled.

*Also this style is created on WET hair! You also need to pack it with a gel or setting lotion


Bobby Pins or Pin-curl Clips
Fine Tooth Tail Comb
Gel, Setting lotion or Sea Salt Spray

*Ive Used De Lorenzo Elements Ocean Mist

The Makeup

The makeup look was inspired by Marilyn Monroe.
Her skin always looked youthful and glowing. In fact Marlyn Monroe used to use Vaseline as a  primer! She must have had quite dry skin! But it defiantly gave her skin a magical dewy glow!
So for this look its imported not to over load on foundation! Just spot treat your skin, apply some only where its needed! And prepping your face with moisturizer is a MUST!

The eyes in this look are simple, focusing on the eyeliner and lashes.
As seen in the tutorial, i draw on a faint line under my lower lashes to create the look of a shadow, being cast by full and think lashes! This technique was used by Marilyn Monroe's Makeup Artist Whitey.

I also focused on contouring, and LIPS! Again another trick that Whitey used from Marilyns makeup was to apply 3 coats of lipstick! This through the sheer volume of product makes your lips appear so full and lush!


Sukin Facial Moisturizer
Napoleaon Perdis Sheer Genius Foundation in Light Look 2
Maybelline Lumi-Touch Concealer/Highlighter in 02 Nude
MAC Studio Fix in NC25
SAVVY Powder in Dark

SugarPills Tako Eyeshadow
WNW Fly me to the Moon Palette Brow Bone Shade
Naked Palette Eyeshdaow in Naked
Australis Brown Eyeliner
Milanin EyeTech Eyeliner in Black
Red Cherry #213 Lashes x2 pairs
Maybelline 1 x1 Mascara 

LimeLilly Cosmetics in Scarlett
Napolion Perdis Double Agent in Rouge
Maybelline Lipstick in Are You Red-dy?

Watch the tutorial here!

Thankyou all for reading!

Have a fantastic day

Jade xxx