FOTD Spam!

Hey lovelies,

Another day, another FOTD spam post :P Hopefully I can remember everything I wore!


FACE
MUA Matte Perfect Primer
MUA BB Cream Shade #1 Light
MAC Select Cover-Up NW15 concealer
MAC Studio Sculpt NC15 foundation
MAC My Paradise blush
MAC Perfect Topping MSF

EYES
Lime Crime primer
Clinique Sunburst Duo - beige all over lid/highlight
Revlon Satin eyeshadow - Polished Bronze on crease/lower lashline
Miki Intense Colour Black liquid liner
Bourjois 1001 Lashes mascara

LIPS
YSL Rouge Volupte #27 Rose Paris lipstick



FACE
MUA Matte Perfect Primer
MUA BB Cream Shade #1 Light
MAC Select Cover-Up NW15 concealer
MAC Studio Sculpt NC15 foundation
MAC Oh So Fair beauty powder
MAC Perfect Topping MSF

EYES
Lime Crime primer
Revlon Satin eyeshadow - Polished Bronze on crease/lower lashline
Miki Intense Colour Black liquid liner
Bourjois 1001 Lashes mascara

LIPS
NYX Pinky lipliner
Miki Fuschia [sic] Fun lipstick




FACE
MUA Matte Perfect Primer
MUA BB Cream Shade #1 Light
MAC Select Cover-Up NW15 concealer
MAC Studio Sculpt NC15 foundation
MAC Mighty Aphrodite blush
MAC Perfect Topping MSF

EYES
Lime Crime primer
Sleek Au Naturel palette - Cappuccino all over lid
Revlon Satin eyeshadow - Polished Bronze on crease/lower lashline
Miki Intense Colour Black liquid liner
Bourjois 1001 Lashes mascara

LIPS
MAC Coral Polyp lipstick







FACE
MUA Matte Perfect Primer
MUA BB Cream Shade #1 Light
MAC Select Cover-Up NW15 concealer
MAC Studio Sculpt NC15 foundation
MAC My Paradise blush
MAC Perfect Topping MSF

EYES
Lime Crime primer
Sleek Au Naturel palette - Cappuccino on inner third of lid/to blend out purple, Nougat to blend everything out, Regal on centre/outer third of lid
Revlon Satin eyeshadow - Polished Bronze on crease/lower lashline
Maybelline Plum Opal Eyestudio duo - purple over Regal
Wet n Wild Comfort Zone palette - left highlight shade to highlight
Miki Intense Colour Black liquid liner
L'Oreal Telescopic Explosion black mascara

LIPS
Prestige Champagne lipstick
Unnamed Tarte nude gloss

So it seems coral lipstick has been favoured by me lately. What make up have you been wearing a lot of?

X
Lani

Darling Diva Polish Twilight Sparkle + China Glaze Midtown Magic

Hey lovelies,

I just wanted to pop in and share the manis I wore over the weekend and on Monday. Two polar opposites!


Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Hardener
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China Glaze - Midtown Magic, 2 coats
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Seche Vite

Poor Midtown Magic has been hanging out in my untried pile for well over a year. Poor thing! I'm so glad I finally got around to trying it out because it is so gorgeous. The shimmer has such depth that it looks alive on the nail. 


Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Hardener
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Darling Diva Polish - Twilight Sparkle, 3 coats
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Seche Vite


On Sunday, Annemarie popped around to do a quick polish swap and gift us with cupcakes for breakfast. She is so awesome! We'd planned a polish play date but ended up postponing as Mike's parents unexpectedly came to town to visit. I'm really looking forward to catching up with Annemarie properly on Friday instead :)
One of the polishes Annemarie brought round for me as part of our ongoing swap was Darling Diva Polish Twilight Sparkle. This shade of purple is surprisingly flattering and much more vibrant than you'd think. This polish is so darn cute! The opacity was great too.

What polish have you been wearing lately?

X
Lani

Lime Experiment

Hey lovelies,

I've been experimenting again! I have been dabbling with colour liquid eyeliner lately and have been having lots of fun. I keep picking up cheap ones to try out, but I'd really love to get Lime Crime's full set. I'm planning to get a few more Miki ones soon to tide myself over until I can get the Lime Crime ones some day!

Yesterday was all about green - green liquid liner to match my jersey. What do you think?


FACE
MUA Matte Perfection Primer
MUA BB Cream Shade #1 Light
MAC Select Cover-Up NW15 concealer
MAC Studio Sculpt NC15 foundation
MAC Oh So Fair Beauty Powder
MAC Perfect Topping MSF

EYES
Lime Crime primer
Australis Green With Envy palette - white/gold shade all over lid and as highlight
Revlon Satin eyeshadow - Polished Bronze in crease/lower lashline
Miki Intense Colour liquid liner - Black
LA Colors Grafix eyeliner - Lime
Bourjois 1001 Lashes mascara

LIPS
MAC Lustering




Have a wonderful day!

X
Lani

Pahlish Still Alive + FOTD

Hey lovelies,

Better late than never, right? I'm still photographing and and writing and editing away. As we kiwis head into winter we are running short on sunlight though! One of these days I'll get a lightbox set up going to make life easier :)

I opted for luscious forest green nails today, and what better base to start with than Revlon Streetwear Forest?


Forest is a deep green shimmer and application is fantastic for its age. This was 2 coats.



Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Hardener
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Revlon Streetwear - Forest, 2 coats
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Pahlish - Still Alive, 2 coats
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Seche Vite

I added Still Alive to Forest; Still Alive is such a gorgeous polish and Forest is a great match. I think you probably could build Still Alive to opacity by itself though. Application of Still Alive was great - very easy to apply smoothly (especially for an indie), with great glitter distribution. I can see myself wearing this polish a lot.

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FACE
MUA Matte Perfect Primer
MUA BB Cream Shade #1 Light
MAC Select Cover-Up NW15 concealer
MAC Studio Sculpt NC15 foundation
MAC Marine Life blush
MAC Perfect Topping MSF

EYES
Lime Crime primer
Clinique Sparkling Sage eyeshadow on inner third
Maybelline Bronze Gold Eyestudio duo - bronze on outer third/lower lashline, glitter all over lid
Clinique French Vanilla eyeshadow to blend out
Sleek Au Naturel palette - Bark in crease/outer third of lower lashline
Clinique Sunburst duo - beige shade as highlight
Miki Intense Colour liquid liner - black
Bourjois 1001 Lashes mascara

LIPS
Prestige Champagne lipstick
Tarte unnamed nude gloss



I experimented a little bit with my eye make up today in order to finally try out a Clinique duo I have (French Vanilla/Sparkling Sage). I really enjoyed the play of cool versus warm shades on the lid.

Have you been experimenting with your make up lately?

X
Lani

Hard at work!

Hey lovelies,

Did you have a wonderful weekend? We celebrated my Dad's birthday and Noel got to enjoy lots of time bonding with his Pop.

Today I photographed a bunch of things for review, although I didn't get enough sunlight for swatching. Fingers crossed for tomorrow! Thanks for your patience while I busily write up blog entries and edit photos - there's lots of fun stuff coming up!

X
Lani

Huzzah!

Hey lovelies,

I hope you are having an amazing weekend so far. Today I received the film camera I mentioned on Tuesday so I was happy to give Casey the lens from that and not put her out further. My 18-55 lens arrived on Friday, and I promptly started snapping pictures with it! Unfortunately Wellington is very rainy this week, so I haven't had a chance to take mail or product photos for reviews, but soon my pretties.... soon :D

In other good news this week, I got a promotion I have been striving for over the past 6 months, so I am absolutely thrilled! I am enjoying a quiet glass of wine tonight while I bask in the glow :)

Anyway, you came here to see beauty related things, not to hear me ramble... I'm still getting used to taking self portraits with an 18-55mm lens instead of the 28-90 I was working with, so please bear with me!


FACE
MUA Matte Perfect Primer
MUA BB Cream Shade #1 Light
MAC Studio Sculpt NC15 foundation
MAC Select Cover Up NW15 concealer
MAC My Paradise blush
MAC Perfect Topping MSF

EYES
Lime Crime primer
MUA Undressed palette - Shade 4 all over lid, Shade 5 in crease/lower lashline, Shade 2 as highlight
Miki Intense Colour liquid eyeliner
Bourjois 1001 Lashes mascara

LIPS
MAC Watch Me Simmer lipstick


And my current mani! 

Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Hardener
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LA Girl Rockstar - Addict, 3 coats
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Seche Vite

Addict is such a gorgeous vampy red. It is a little sheer and patchy, although the shine and glassflecks help to disguise this. I will probably layer it over a similarly coloured creme in the future just because I am pedantic, haha.


I will leave you with a picture of Noel doing his 'make up'. He loves playing with blush brushes.

X
Lani




Books, Old and New!

Hey lovelies,

I was going to write a post about my book collection for an ongoing project. I'm a long time Black Books fan, so thinking about books makes me think about Black Books which makes me want to incessantly quote it.

So then the internet happened.









I would break my anti-tshirt stance for this shirt. I really would.

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Fantastic. I'll get round to that blog post... just as soon as I finish rewatching all 3 seasons of Black Books!

X
Lani

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Waiting!

Hey lovelies,

Yep, I'm still hanging out for my new camera lenses to arrive! I will never take them for granted again! For now, here are some pictures of Noel from his first day at a playgroup we're going to start attending.



Noel spent 70% of the time at playgroup in one of the two Little Tikes cars they had there, haha. He is rapidly becoming obsessed with cars. When we were out shopping today he was pointing to all the cars in the carpark and saying "Tar! Tar!" for car ^_^
Noely had a haircut earlier this week, he looks like a young man! I think his long crazy hair suits his personality more though :) Here the two of us are at my sister's 21st the weekend before last:



I hauled a few goodies from Postie Plus in Porirua today, hopefully I can take some photos by the end of the week to share with you! :D

X
Lani

Random Swatch Spam!

Hey lovelies,

I have a spam post for you today! I've been writing up reviews on several products and can't wait to take photos of them. In the meantime, here's some spam of the last swatches I took before the camera lens bit the dust.


China Glaze - Emerald Sparkle, 3 coats


China Glaze - Emerald Sparkle, 3 coats
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Gaohong #60, 1 coat


Nightime Noely, 3 coats - a franken by my gorgeous friend Ness


Jordana - Pink Bunny, 3 coats


OPI - Live & Let Die, 2 coats



Maybelline Colorama - Cutie Pie, 3 coats


OPI - I'm All Ears, 3 coats


OPI - I'm All Ears, 3 coats
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BB Couture - Hermosa Surfer Girl, 2 coats (Sun)


OPI - I'm All Ears, 3 coats + BB Couture - Hermosa Surfer Girl, 2 coats (Shade)


Creative - Cosmic Coral, 4 coats


Sally Hansen Nail Prisms - Lapis Amethyst, 1 coat over black


Spoiled by Wet n Wild - Shrimp on the Barbie, 3 coats


Maybelline Express Finish - Autumn Leaves, 2 coats


Jordana - Mellow Yellow, 3 coats

Thanks for stopping by!

X
Lani

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