Holidaze

Happy holidays! I wasn’t able to post until now because I’ve had a very hard time looking at the computer screen. I’ve always been sensitive to light, but even more so now that I’m suffering from chronic fatigue. There were also quite a few times where I wanted to take photos of either a makeup…

Metal Shock

I’ve never been too interested in liquid forms of eyeshadow as I find powder to be the easiest to work with. However, Essence has come out with a few new eye-catching tubes of liquid metals called Metal Shock and – as always – the sparkle was too strong to resist. I used to have a…

Happy New Year

First I must say a few words regarding my absence in December, it was such a busy month and left me with no time for makeup. I finally have a proper day off today, so I have to make the most of it and spend it creatively. I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year’s Eve….

Biting into Christmas

I’m not feeling very christmassy this year, but I did try to infuse some of the season’s spirit into lip art. Red and sparkly gold are a combination typical for the last month of the year.

Coloured Smoke

I was browsing through my makeup inspiration folder and came accross this stunning photo by katosu. She is one of my favourite makeup artists, she uses colour in such a sophisticated, wearable way, and the blending is always immaculate. I decided to test myself and see if I can recreate that look.

Deborah Perfect Smokey Eye Palette

I’ve been so busy for the past week, I didn’t have time to do any creative looks (I didn’t even feel like wearing makeup most days to be honest). Seriously, how do people with full time jobs manage to put out new blog content so regularly?  I had a 25% off coupon for a local…

Picking Peonies

Not that you could tell what my hair was like before as I always wore wigs, but today’s post is inspired by my new hair colour. Here’s the story: about a month ago I went to the hairdresser’s after 10 years because I needed a bigger change in life and naturally, my hair was the first to…

Faking Perfect Skin

I was doing my makeup and casually taking some photos of the process for my personal reference. But as I was browsing through them on the computer, they inspired me to turn them into something for the blog. It’s something a bit different, maybe a bit personal even, that I felt like sharing. I fully admit…

Poor Unfortunate Souls

With so many creative Halloween makeup looks on blogs and Instagram, I feel like I just have to contribute, even though the holiday isn’t officially celebrated here. There are, however, more and more Halloween inspired parties appearing every year. I’m not one for parties, but sometimes I wish I was, just so I could wear makeup…

Essence-ial Eyeshadow Palettes

As much as I love dramatic makeup, my heart beats for neutral colours. They’re easy to wear, always flattering, and actually quite exciting with all the different undertones. When Essence came out with new eyeshadow palettes in their latest product update a while ago, I fell in love with them straight away. Two especially caught…

Poison Ivy

I was inspired by Taya from My Little Beauty World for this look. She’s doing a Halloween series, and the moment I saw her Poison Ivy, I started getting ideas. Being a huge Batman fan, it was only natural to make my own version of my favourite female villain.