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I love the turquoise and purple together! I wanted to dye my hair Katy Perry purple but was too lazy to bleach it so I just did it over my dark brown hair...and it was hardly noticeable haha
1 year, 7 months ago on Teal-Turquoise Hair | 30% Off Hair Services at Salon Vim | Samsung Fashion Steps Out | CrabTree & Evelyn Somerset Meadow
@BunBunMakeupTips oh I know transformers are so boxy, bulky and heavy! I try to hide it behind something haha :)
1 year, 9 months ago on An Expensive Lesson Learnt: Be Careful When You Buy Electrical Appliances From The U.S. If You Are In Singapore
When I brought my Wii to Australia from the US (I couldn't just buy a new Wii here because the American games wouldn't play on it) and I went to several electrical stores and game shops to ask them about the power difference. They all had no idea what I was talking about and told me I just needed an adaptor. Good thing I didn't listen to them! I did some research online and found out I needed to get a transformer, and yes it was a bit pricey, but being able to play my Wii with all my games is worth it :)
Jeanne from the last MUG post here - I'm so glad you liked Burlesque! Ocean Breeze looks amazing, as does the look you did with Shimmermint in the last pic :)
1 year, 11 months ago on Makeup Geek Eyeshadows: The Seventh Pan Itch
LOVE that Aldo purse! When I go to Aldo I'm always so enthralled by their shoes (they make tall boots big enough to fit my large calves) that I often overlook their purses and accessories.
2 years ago on A Purse & Shoes for a Winter NYC Trip
Yay I was hoping one of the Aussie brands would do an Aussie Christmas collection! I still love the frosty silvers/whites/blues that other brands put out but it's nice to see something representative of Christmas here :)
2 years ago on Christmas Without Snow by Pretty Serious Cosmetics
I thought this was just a marketing campaign in Australia because this blew up on the Australian Illamasqua Facebook page a couple of days ago but I saw no mention of it on the main Illamasqua page. The Huffington post article also notes other racist Australian ad campaigns, even though Illamasqua and creative director Alex Box are British. There were a couple of women on the Australian page who said they were women of colour and not offended by this but they were largely outnumbered by women (not sure of their race, they didn't state it) who were offended. I'm mostly surprised that of the number of people that must have been involved in making this campaign, nobody stopped and thought, 'this might offend people'. Like Illamasqua said, obviously they weren't intending to be racist, but the ad stills comes off that way and is in poor taste.
2 years ago on Illamasqua Im Not Dreaming of a White Christmas
I was hoping you'd address this! First off can I say I admire you for standing by your beliefs in not using products tested on animals, there were several beauty bloggers who I read that were upset when MAC & Estee Lauder no longer became cruelty free but continued to buy and endorse their products.
Someone on the Urban Decay FB page is kind of defending them and posting this article about how L'Oreal is going cruelty free in 2013 because the European Union is going to ban animal testing (http://veggieshaveaheart.com/?p=1361). I wonder though if this will at all affect how L'Oreal conducts their business in China? If L'Oreal continues to test products on animals in China, can the EU ban them from selling products in Europe (since they're not testing in Europe?)
2 years ago on L’Oreal is supposed to buy Urban Decay
I was so happy when I saw Corgis on your Instagram feed! My former roommate has a Corgi mix and it is the smartest (often too smart for her own good!) and funniest dog I've ever known. Oh and that vegan chocolate pecan pie looks DELICIOUS :)
2 years ago on Purple, Purple and More Purple
I'm an Android fan too :) My mother has the older Samsung Galaxy Note and she absolutely loves it, she loves the large screen since it's easier to read and also uses the stylus to take notes and even occasionally do sketches. I imagine the 2nd version will be even better!
2 years, 1 month ago on My Newest Tech Lust – the Galaxy Note 2
Thank you so much for posting this! I'm Australian and I've been avoiding buying any imported cosmetics because I know we're being grossly overcharged here. Even "cheap" brands like Revlon charge $30-$40 for foundation and I know in the US I could get a MAC or a mid-high end foundation for that price!
2 years, 4 months ago on Illamasqua’s Australia Fight for a Fair Beauty Price
@Phyrra Awesome thanks for the tips, your guide is super helpful. Your homemade coloured shampoo trick is brilliant!
2 years, 4 months ago on Manic Panic Atomic Turquoise Love
That purple colour you created is super pretty! After seeing pictures of Katy Perry rocking purple and blue hair I'm tempted to try it myself. My hair is medium brown and I've only ever dyed it darker (dark brown & black), do you think I'd need to bleach it before doing purple?
I love this look! I think greys suit your complexion and eyes well since it's not as harsh as black. I don't have Polymorph but I do have Archangel, I've only used Archangel wet and on me it pulls a lot pinker
2 years, 4 months ago on Femme Fatale Polymorph
I bought 2 EcoTools brushes individually, the foundation brush and a slanted eyeliner brush. The slanted eyeliner brush is great, it's a bit thicker than I like for my gel liners but it's perfect for my eyebrows. The foundation brush, however, is awful. Every single time I touch it, it sheds. Washing it was a nightmare and the last time I tried to wash it I I ended up with "hairs" all over my hands and sink. I was so frustrated I ended up throwing it out :(
2 years, 4 months ago on EcoTools Touch-Up Brush Set Review
@Phyrra Yay! I'll be looking forward to the Femme Fatale swatches :D Yes I also subscribe to the Plastic Diaries, like your blog I found out about hers through Temptalia's guest posts :)
2 years, 4 months ago on OCC Lip Tars Will Be Sold in Sephora
@Phyrra I moved to Australia, that's why all your indie Australian brand posts excite me, all imported brands (even drugstore brands like Revlon) are horrendously overpriced here. I was only in the US for college in Boston, prior to that I lived in Thailand. I stocked up on goodies from Sephora, Saks/Macys (no Nordstrom near me) and HauteLook before I left :)
Argh looks like more cool stuff is happening at Sephora, right after I moved away from the US haha. I've heard a lot about the Lip Tars and would've loved to swatch & play with them in person.
Yay for another Aussie brand! You've already got me hooked on Femme Fatale Cosmetics (just received my second order from them and I'm in love!), I look forward to trying out Pretty Serious now too :)
2 years, 5 months ago on Pretty Serious Hello World! Collection Review and Swatches
I love it! The eyeshadows match the front part of your hair :) And I love how the blues/seafoams blend together, very tropical beach-y
2 years, 5 months ago on Sugarpill Nereid Tutorial
Skin tone: NW 20, NARS Deauville
Worst beauty product you’ve ever used? Diorshow Iconic Extreme Waterproof Mascara. It smudged, smeared, and flaked, which is pretty pathetic for a high end waterproof mascara.
What did you end up doing with it? I threw it away.
Did you lose faith in the brand? Yes. For $28.50 (USD), the absolute LEAST it should be is average or mediocre, not terrible and worse than drugstore quality. I have also had friends who had problems with other Dior products so I avoid the brand entirely.
2 years, 5 months ago on Survey Says… July 18th, 2012
@VeggieBeauty I will definitely keep looking! I've been going through my browsing history but nothing has come up yet :( I think I may have seen a link someone posted on Temptalia's post about Urban Decay in China but since people were getting nasty, she disabled comments and I can't search back to the old comments (I posted a comment on that post as well which was approved but I can't hit "show more comments" anymore).
2 years, 5 months ago on Breaking News! Urban Decay Decides NOT to Sell in China
I really like the colours you chose, I think they go together very nicely and compliment each other. The only themed party that I enjoyed was a '60s/'70s/'80s party, I loved rocking the '80s look with the exaggerated pale blue eyeshadow and pink lipstick!
2 years, 5 months ago on Sin Party Look with Kuroneko, Purgatory, Scout and Sonic
@Phyrra I'm also glad they're not going to test on animals, my main concern is still the welfare of the animals.
Unfortunately I can't remember where I saw the link and pictures, when this whole debacle went down I remember a lot of beauty bloggers posted about it and I can't remember who posted about it. I'll keep looking through my history/google reader feed to see if I can come up with anything! If I am wrong about that I do apologize
Something about this whole situation seems really fishy and disingenuous to me. Though I do applaud the animal lovers for continuing to give Urban Decay a hard time, I think it's a bit naive of them to think they're the reason the decision was changed. The amount of sales they would've lost from their animal loving customers in no way would dent their potential profit in China. I also saw pictures online from a Sephora launch party in Shanghai that had Urban Decay products so UD's already been selling in China, I don't know why they're saying they decided not to START selling in China. I can't help but think this whole controversy was a (very bad) publicity stunt to generate buzz. Love or hate UD's decision, there certainly was a lot of traffic on their FB page.
I avoid BIsmuth Oxychloride (found in a lot of mineral makeup) and salicylic acid, both due to sensitivities/allergies. I was using sulfate & silicone free shampoos but now I've stopped using shampoo and conditioner entirely, I've been doing the No 'Poo method for a couple of months and so far it hasn't made my hair & scalp better, but it also hasn't made it worse.
2 years, 5 months ago on Are you concerned about any particular ingredients?
Foundation & concealer. If I'm trying to hide a blemish/redness, I NEED my concealer to stay where I put it! I find cheaper concealers usually lack in the longevity department.
2 years, 5 months ago on What products do you consider worth splurging on?
Yes! I'm all for not having spam and silly trolls :) I'm also a regular Temptalia reader and so far it seems to be working well for her.
2 years, 6 months ago on Livefyre: New (And GOOD!) Commenting System on Bun Bun Makeup Tips