Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Beauty Lunch With Benefit Cosmetics

Hey Everyone
On the weekend I went to Myer on Bourke street to meet up with a Beautiful lot of beauty bloggers to learn about Benefit Cosmetics and Brow Bar. We met Gemma out side myers and she took us into the brow bar where Jasmine from Sweetaholic Beauty got her eyebrows done by the lovely Katina, She explained the steps on how the girls at the brow bar Tint, Shape and Fill your brows so they look amazing, so everyone should go get their brows done at the Benefit Brow Bar (or at least go for a great experience, and friendly service. p.s you might get hooked and have to go back all the time!)

Jasmine Getting Her Bows Done


After the Brow Bar we went to the makeup counter where Nalini from The Made Up Maiden had her makeup done using the beautiful Benefit products. 

Nalini Getting Her Make Up Done
Gemma Explaining products while Nalini gets her Makeup done

Cute perfumes and packaging by Benefit 
Some Cosmetics By Benefit

Then we headed off to lunch at Collins Quarter where we had a delicious meal and we got to play and test out some new and Loved cosmetics that Benefit have released including:

~ Fakeup: a hydrating crease-control concealer
~ Creaseless cream shadows: cream eye shadow, a few really nice colours
~ They're Real: Mascara
~ The Porefessional: Primer
~ Fine-one-one: a sheer 3 in 1 brightening colour for cheeks & lips
~ Benetint: tinted lip & cheek stain
~ Hello flawless oxygen wow!: A really nice foundation that feels so smooth and makes your skin look fresh
And My Favourite
~ High beam: a Beautiful Highlighter and complexion enhancer    
Also A few others.......

My Place Setting At Lunch
Vita getting her Eyebrows filled in by Gemma

We had a Great Lunch, so filling!


Beautiful Benefit Products
I loved the Benefit Mirrors we got to use! they are so cute and i love the little diamond B on the back of it...awww so cute!

The Girls Trying The Benefit Products

Bit of interesting Trivia that Gemma told us : Benefit are in the Guinness book of records for doing the most brows in 8 Hours!

Gemma and My Self

Thank you very much Gemma for taking us through all the Benefit products and telling us handy tips for doing our brows and makeup and Thank you for Nalini for organizing the day :) it was so much fun!!

If you want to check out the products Benefit have, go to their web site here: Benefit Cosmetics

If you have and questions just ask! i will try answer them as best i can :)
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Thursday, 16 May 2013

May Classic Her Fashion Box

Hey everyone 
It's time for the May Her Fashion Box. I really loved this months box, it's quite a difference from the April box but I liked that one also. So when i opened the box i saw the Her Fashion magazine and i really like the way that her fashion box has put all the items in the box into a cute magazine, what to wear with the items or how to use it ect. 

Her Fashion Magazine

All the items in the May Her Fashion Box

The Jewelry that was in the box 

After the magazine i saw 2 little black bags, one of the bags had these cute Gold Collar Pins and this black and gold leather Cuff, i love love the Cuff! i put it on straight away and wore it to work. I haven't worn the Collar Pin yet but im sure i will soon! (Hehe thought they were earrings, so ill try them as earrings also)

Leather Cuff $29.95 and The collar Pin $14.95

In the second bag i saw this beautiful necklace, it looks very royal/ classy i really love this piece also, Her Fashion Box just knew what i would love this month!

Necklace $19.95

There is a Designer Brands Primer, i haven't tried DB before but i always love trying new products and i am a sucker for Primers, loooooove Primers i have them in every brand, so good thing i have this one to try! Im always recommending primers to my customers, makes your foundation stay on longer and makes your foundation look a lot smoother.

DB Pore minimizing primer $7.99

Polished Nail Polish in Milky Mocha, i really love wearing nude colours on days where i don't want to do nail art or have anything fancy on my nails, nudes are a neutral colour that goes with everything.

Polished "Milky Mocha" $7.99

Ahhh Batiste great handy hair wash in a bottle! i have long hair and i cant wash it everyday, so i use dry shampoo on the days my hair is not looking its best, Also gives volume to the hair which is a plus! I got a full sized 200ml can and it smells yummy! love cherry's....

Batiste "Cherry"  $9.95

Ardell Lashes, My Favorite i wear these lashes on nights out or when i feel like having extra va vooooom on my lashes, I got the demi 120's the naturals and i also got a Ardell lash glue. (cant have enough glue!)

Ardell Lashes "Natural" $8.99 and Ardell Lash Glue $6.99

As a little added Bonus, for doing the April Box Survey they sent me a a gold bracelet, i wasn't to sure what it was when i looked at it, but then i read the envelope and it told me haha. I was actually thinking it was a hair piece and im thinking of styling it in my hair some how, since i thought it was a hair piece in the first place :).

Bracelet (Extra little gift for doing the Servery)

So that's what i thought of the May Her Fashion Box, I Loved it! cant wait for next months box. Stay tuned to see when next months box arrives!

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Wednesday, 15 May 2013

My Schwarzkopf Training

Hey everyone
So if you Follow me on Twitter or Instagram you Probably already know that on Tuesday night i went to the Schwarzkopf training,which was a lot of fun. There was lots of information and the instructor for the night was Grant Withnell, he's the Schwarzkopf National Technical Educator and a really nice man, I loved listing to his stories because they were funny and we also got to learn a lot at the same time.

Information Screen

A Few Things We Learned:

~ If you dye your hair one colour and you put another colour on top you are making your hair colour shade darker than the desired colour.

~ If you are a blonde and you go swimming or your hair is in chlorine for some reason  and your hair turns green, you should put some tomato juice and water in a spray bottle, shake it up and spray on hair should take the green right out! or use aspirin dose the same trick.

~ Skin Tone is a very big factor when people are choosing their hair colour. People will see a picture of the person on the packaging of the hair colour, and match up the skin tone before deciding on the colour.

~ Colour trends for hair 2013 are Deep Rich Colours

We also got taught how to do the "Big Bob" "Ombre Effect" " Two Toned (for a natural look)" "balayage Effect" and "Highlights" all at home on our own, its quite easy once you see the steps! they are all on the Schwarzkopf website Here

One table of all the Schwarzkopf Hair colours
The other table of all the Schwarzkopf Hair colours

Presentation has started

Grant teaching us about Hair colour basics (colour wheel)

Grant Withnell and my self

Once the evening was coming to an end, Grant said there was a door prize, as we were walking into the venue we wrote our names down on a sheet for check in and he got that sheet and chose a random number, which was 7 and that was Me ! i was so surprised that i won was to awesome :) we also got a goodie bag with The Ultimate Shampoo & Conditioner Range, Dial Mens and Womans body wash, a Ultimate Oil Elixir Serum, little information booklets and a USB stick with all the information and videos that we saw on the night. (great idea because there was a fair bit to read over)

I won this basket of goodies :)

The basket of goodies i won Unwrapped

Gift bag we received for going to the training
So that was my night, had a lot of fun and learnt new things and i cant wait to start using all my new Schwarzkopf goodies!

If you would like to learn about Schwarzkopf Colours and How to do the Hair styles, you can go to their web site http://www.schwarzkopf.com.au

If you have and questions just ask! i will try answer them as best i can :)
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                     Melissa xx