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Introducing, Fame & Partners….

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Introducing Fame & Partners, a proudly Aussie owned formal dress site. Get ready for prom season, glam up and catch the eye of that special someone. They have a variety of fashionable dresses for the modern, independent woman.

Launching just in time for prom season, Fame & Partners is offering a category in itself unique to this memorable occasion. Introducing some perfectly plush and always current looks for prom, there are endless styles to choose form that are matched to their personal color preference and body shape.

Discover, where customers take a Style Quiz and are matched to the perfect dresses for them;

Explore, where customers immerse themselves in understanding the inspiration behind Fame & Partners dresses;

Create, where customers can make customizations such as color and cut to ensure the dress is made by them, only for them; and

Style which is a personal customer experience with Fame & Partners’ in-house stylists who actively source the coolest accessories suitable to complete each customer’s unique look, for free! 

Check it out today! 😉

Napoleon Perdis Empress Lip Palette- Review

I am a lip girl. I’ve got double eyelids (the asian kind ;P) and have always struggled putting on eyeshadow (in a way that doesn’t look like I’ve been punched in the eye a few times D: ). So to make up for this, I typically sport a thin black eyeliner with a soft wing and a bright lip colour. For me personally, it’s always been a rule to either have bold eyes or bold lips, never both as it can look a bit over done, – unless you have the type of face that can pull of anything, in which case lucky you :D. In a way, I’ve always admired how the right blending and shading of eyeshadow typically looks amazing on people with prominent eyelids and even mono-eyelids. However due to the lack of ‘amount’ of eyelid I have, I’ve usually had to resort to a simple liner. 😦

SO! To get to the point of this post, as I said earlier, I am a girl who relies on the right lip shade to add that pop of colour. Needless to say, the majority of products I purchase are lipsticks. 

I purchased the Napoleon Perdis Empress Lip Palette a while ago and have been using it for the past week. Image

 

It consists of 12 lip shades and comes in a really nice compact case with a small circular mirror on the cover (big enough to view your lips). 

What I like about the product:

It has a variety of different colours that can be used in different ways. So while it says that it’s a lip palette, not all colours need to be used on the lips. I often like to use the pink shade (located at the second row at the top left) as a light cream blush that I use to contour my cheekbones slightly.

These colours can be blended together (some shades better than others) to create a really nice lip shade. 
It has a nice moist texture to it. 

The colours are universal (you don’t really have any odd colours that only suit a certain type of skin tone). Keeping to the natural soft pink and nude tones, these colours would look good on the majority of women.

What could be improved.

If you have dry lips like me, moisture before you put it on is a MUST. I wouldn’t say it glides on easily. 
The overall coverage with most of these shades (particularly the lighter ones) are very sheer. (To get a more opaque look, I would suggest using lip liner to fill in your lips beforehand, especially if you have a few beauty spots on your lips like I do :P)
It doesn’t really smooth on so easily. In my opinion this could be because a) my lips are slightly dry and/or b) the product is quite thick. To rectify this, I attempt to pat the product onto your lips, slowly building intensity. (The down side is that it may take more time to apply and uses a lot more product).

Product info:

As stated above it comes in 12 lip shades.
The amount of product seems fairly decent, especially if you’re looking for sheer coverage.
They all typically have a glossy finish.

Would I recommend this?

If you’re a lip girl like me and/or like to change your lip colour often, don’t suffer from dry lips and is looking for sheer to medium coverage, I would probably recommend this. If you have excessively dry lips however, I would probably advise you try a product with more opaque coverage with a smoother/thicker texture(as personally I’ve found this helps to prevent dryness of the lips)

Where to buy?

Myers, or any individual Napoleon store and their website.

Me wearing the colours from the Empress Lip Palette: ^_^

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^This is what it looks like with built up intensity. Took quite a few layers to achieve this level of opaqueness. Sorry for the fuzzy photo, I know there’s quite a bit of noise in it. 

If you have tried the Napoleon Perdis Empress Lip Palette, I’d love to hear what you thought of the product and how you found it. 😀

Thanks for reading guys! 🙂  – Hope you have a lovely week

 

The Interview – Follow up

interviewSo about a week ago I did a blog post on getting ready for a job interview. Boy was I nervous. Have any of you been really afraid of not getting something that you really want? – That was me, the entire of last week. I would literally break out into a nervous sweat just thinking about the result. I was going for an I.T job at a software engineering company, and was up against 2 other guys (and from what I guess they were older than me because the interviewer was surprised I was only a first year uni student). I was quite sure I wouldn’t get it because a) I had no experience and b) I had no experience. However, come a few days later and I get a call at 10 a.m. in the morning with the interviewer congratulating me on my new position! :O It just shows how enthusiasm and passion goes a long way.

Honestly I was incredibly lucky in getting this position. I saw the job ad the day it was to expire and upon reading the job description I kept thinking this would be an amazing opportunity, but I don’t have enough experience or knowledge. So I debated and fiddled for a while, but then I realized, what do I have to lose? Worst comes to worst they say no and I move on to something else.

It just goes to show what a leap of faith can do. So I encourage all of you to try the unexpected and relish each opportunity.- You never know where it might get you. 🙂

Has anyone had a similar experience? 😀

Pollyanna

pretty in pastel with a bit of metallic :3

Style Me Up Scotty

Pollyanna

By Malene Birger long sleeve shirt
$210 – net-a-porter.com

River Island skirt
$49 – riverisland.com

Jimmy Choo clutch
shopsavannahs.com

Juicy Couture watch
juicycouture.com

Michael kors jewelry
bloomingdales.com

Dyrberg Kern chain necklace
$80 – johnlewis.com

Lucky brand jewelry
lordandtaylor.com

Black mascara
$16 – newlook.com

Smashbox eyeliner
beauty.com

Valentino perfume
neimanmarcus.com

Holographic nail polish
$15 – thegrandsocial.com.au

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You can never go wrong with the colour black! 😀

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Getting Ready for that big job interview! :O

Getting Ready for that big job interview! :O

My new years make-up haul, just in time for that big job interview. I am super psyched to have landed a second job interview at a terrific software engineering company called Odecee. Needless to say I am really nervous and I totally hope I get the position D: There’s no better way to make yourself feel more confident with the right shoes, dress and makeup. Here’s my makeup haul! I’ll be using the photoready kit (posted in my previous entry), liquid eyeliner from Maybelline, Photoready Bronzer, shadowstick, nude lipstick all from Revlon, an eyelash curler from manicare and lip liners and eye liners as well as a powder highlight from Elizabeth Arden (A really great Australian Brand), Wish me luck guys! I really hope I get the position! 😀

Editor’s Picks!

Bags can totally tie the whole outfit together. Check out these cool ones posted above! 😀

Out of the Box Fashion

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Juicy Couture Spring/Summer 2014 Campaign

Catch that special someone’s eye with all these bright colours this summer. Don’t be afraid to stand out from the crowd~

ℰllie

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Emily DiDonato front the Juicy Couture spring-summer 2014 campaig taken in Venice Beach, California, shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin and styled by Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele. With art direction by Roi Elfassy and Ray Chang, the glamorous duo has looked over the part of California cool posing in convertibles and the season’s vibrant color palette. Also, make sure to check out Emily in a recent Juicy Couture Activewear shoot.

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YELLOW BLACKJACK!

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you can never go wrong with black! 😀

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