Monday, July 23, 2012

Festival Beauty Essentials

With Splendour in the Grass in three days here's a quick round up of the products I will be needing.

1. Avene eau thermale - thermal spring water mist
2. Blistex SPF20 - it's often easy to forget that our lips need sun protection too.
3. Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation #53
4. Shu Uemura Blush M Pink 33E
5. The Body Shop eyebrow powder duo
6. i.d. Bare Minerals mineral foundation Medium
7. Laura Mercier undercover pot SC4
8. Revlon Premiere Look Creamy Lip Pencil Mulberry
9. Eyebrow brush
10. Mandom Bifesta Cleansing Lotion Moist. I love this. Try it out if you haven't already, it is by far the best make up remover I've tried. I haven't yet tried Bioderma, so until I do this is will remain a firm favourite. Removes all the grime but doesn't dry you out one bit. Perfect for dry and sensitive skin.
11. Avene Extremely Gentle Cleanser
12. Actinica broad spectrum liposomal sunscreen SPF30. I used to use Ego Sun Sense tinted moisturiser but so far this is impressing me a lot more. It is a little on the heavy side, which I don't mind in Winter since my skin gets really dry. Once I finish this I want to try La Roche-Posay.
13. Bobbi Brown longwear gel liner in black
14. MAC pigment Gold Mode. I plan to dab this all over my lids for a little lift and sparkle.
15. Shu Uemura UV Under Base Mousse. I'm contemplating leaving this at home since I'll already be wearing sunscreen.
16. Elianto Jolee hand lotion.
17. Mini brush set from The Body Shop. This is actually my mum's..because I don't yet have a travel size kit.
18. Kiss Me Heroine Make Mascara and Remover. My cousin recommended this Japanese brand to me and it is incredibly good for Asian lashes. Keeps the curl for the whole day, but not an overly clumpy formula.
19. Rimmel nail polish Petrol. I probably won't bring this but this is the colour I want to wear.
20. The Body Shop Kabuki Brush
21. Shu Ueumra eyelash curler
22. Batiste dry shampoo Blush. I love this scent. It reminds me of a Hamilton Island holiday I went on two years ago.
23. Clean&Clear Oil Control Film. I haven't seen this ever in Australia - I got a bunch while in Malaysia a few years ago. I don't use it all the time but seeing as the weather may get rather hot during the day I think it'll be useful.

I also forgot to add my Korres lip butter in Wild Rose. If you haven't yet tried them I do recommend them. Lovely scent and texture and a good amount of pigment.

23-24 items seems like a lot now! Haha. Damn.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

we're counting down at the green light

I've said it once before and I'll say it again. This. Singer. Is. Phenomenal. I am beyond excited to see her at Splendour in a couple of weeks.


Saturday, July 14, 2012

Gustav Klimt

As you may have already noticed, today marks the 150th birthday of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt.
My first encounter with his work was in a magazine article, where a lady had a stunning print of one of his works in her house.
Portrait of Hermine Gallia
The Kiss 1907-1908. I think this is my favourite.
Philosophie 1907.  Destroyed in 1945.
The Three Ages of a Woman, 1905
Danae, 1907
Hope II, 1907-1908
Judith and the Head of Holofernes, 1901
Medicine 1899-1907, destroyed 1945.
Adele Bloch-Bauer I, 1907. This painting sold for a record $135 million, surpassing Picasso's Boy with a Pipe.

I cannot claim to know much about art, but I do know that I love Gustav Klimt's artwork. To me, these paintings are delicate and arresting at the same time, soulful and romantic in a non-conventional way. 

Friday, July 13, 2012

Just Cos.

My favourite sale picks from Cos. Man. I need to get me to Europe, asap!

Anyway, I really don't need to buy any more clothes. So good thing they don't ship internationally...


I really like this.