Friday, October 28, 2011


Don't you love the triumph feeling or the satisfaction you have when you manage to get hold of something exclusive or limited edition, something along those lines? 

Well, I know I do. 

(Yes, I am one of those consumers who get sucked into limited edition stuff pretty easily, a tad too easy for my own good.)

If you are a fan of Smashbox and happens to live in this continent that starts with an A and ends with an A, Christmas might have came earlier for you! :)

SMASHBOX brings you the brand NEW and limited edition Girls on Film Colour Collection, exclusive to KIT! This film-worthy collection is inspired by the magic that happens when you capture the perfect shot!

Girls on Film Photo Op Eye Palettes (Softbox / Smokebox) - $64.95
Girls on Film Cream Eyeliner Travel Brush Set (Blacklight / Sepia) - $39.95
Girls on Film Blush Rush (Pose / Silhouette) - $34.95
Girls on Film Lip Enhancing Gloss (Overexposed / Underexposed) - $26.95

The Limited Edition Smashbox Girls On Film Collection will be available exclusively at Kit Cosmetics & Mecca Maxima stores nationally from 24 October 2011.

I was lucky enough to be the proud owner of the Girls On Film Softbox Eyeshadow Palette courtesy of EGPR. on the launch day itself, which was Monday, the 24th of October. :)

TOP - L to R: Fizz, Pebble, Minx
BOTTOM - L to R: Vanilla, Ignite, Sienna
 All the perfect neutral shades in ONE palette! What more could you ask for? :)


Fizz, Pebble, Minx

Vanilla, Ignite, Sienna 


Quick thoughts because I have only used this palette twice this week, hence, unable to provide a detailed review as yet. As you can tell from the swatches above, the colours are pretty pigmented but not the most pigmented eyeshadows I own. Pebble is a purpleish-grey colour, the only matte colour in the palette, which pigmentation is probably the lowest compared to other shimmery/pearly colours. My make up lasted all day and survived an intensive pump class with an eyeshadow primer underneath albeit there was some creasing on my middle lid area. I reckon that's more of my watery eyes issues than the eyeshadows' formula.


Quick FOTD using my brand new Softbox Eyeshadow Palette. 

On my EYES
ELF Eyeshadow Primer
MAC Paint Pot in Rubenesque
Ignite - all over the lid colour
Minx - Outer V
Vanilla - Brow bone highlight
Maybelline Falsies Volume Express Mascara in Black
Mineresse Tight Liner in Black*
Milani Liquif'eye Eyeliner in Black
ELF eyebrow Kit in medium

On my FACE
Australis Tinted Moisturiser with SPF 15*
Nude by Nature Natural Mineral Cover in Medium*
ModelCo Desk to Date Blush*
Flomar Terra Cotta Blush in 43 (Bronzer)
MAC MSF in Candlelight
Maybelline FIT ME Concealer in Light
Australis Ready-Set-Go Translucent Powder*

On my LIPS
Rimmel Lasting Finish by KATE Lipstick in #12*
(New favourite for summer!)

PS: Excuse the quality of the photos. All photos were taken my new iPhone 4S. (Isn't the best quality I have taken but its actually pretty good for non-camera-pikchas.)

Are you a fan of exclusive and limited merchandise too? 
What are your lemmings from the Smashbox Girls on Film collection?

Disclaimer: The Smashbox Palette and items marked with asterisk (*)  were either gifted at events or sent to me for consideration purposes. I was not compensated for this post. All opinions stated are 100% honest. For more information, please refer to Through Beauty Eyes disclosure policies


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Miss Universe Australia 2011 Welcome Home Party by NudeByNature @ Cherry Bar, The Star

Hey lovelies,

How's goin'? Hope you guys had a great weekend! So glad its hump day again, that means we are a step (or should I say a day) closer to the weekend! =)

You may have recall me woo-ha-ing on twitter over meeting Miss Universe Australia 2011 - Miss Scherri-Lee Brigs at the newly opened Cherry Bar at The Star (formerly known as Star City) a couple of weeks ago. 

Taken outside the entrance of The Star upon arrival.
I was lucky enough to be invited to Miss Universe Australia 2011 Welcome Home Party specially organised by Nude by Nature (to introduce her as the new face of Nude by Nature). Special thanks to Polkadot PR for the invite. 

Posing outside Cherry Bar - a classy, exquisite bar located just outside the Casino. 
Top: ASOS / Tights: Cotton On/ Shoes (not seen): WANTED/ Hair tie: Scunci

Maria from Crashing Red and Cindy from Fashionably Yummy
I had a great time with the girls at the event, we were busy grabbing the canape´s off the waitress every 5 minutes LOL, snapping photos like no one is watching and tweeting like a #RealTwitterAddict. We should definitely catch up some time soon! 

With Nicole, one of the make up artists, trying out Nude by Nature Mineral Cover Foundation and their Mineral Bronzer prior to the arrival of Scherri-Lee.

wide range of products offered by Nude By Nature. 

How can I miss posing at the bar, with the (not-so-cute) bartender making my drinks? =P

Makers Mark, my next favourite after CC & Dry 
(If you haven't tried CC & Dry, you HAVE to try it. Simply ask for Canadian Club Dry with Fresh Lime and you are welcome :D)

* I think I had about 5 of those that night LOL*


You know what's the best thing to kill time? 
(Besides chomping down those delicious noms of course)

It's non other than the good ol' camwhore session. =)

Here are a "couple" (I like being conservative LOL) shots that we took to keep ourselves entertained while waiting for Scherri-Lee's arrival:

*LOVE* this photo of us <3
Marusya and I with our drinks. :)

Another shot with the gorgeous girls <3 

Joanna (Another MUA), Cindy, Nicole & Maria :)


After heaps of eating, chatting, camwhoring and drinking later, Miss Scherri-Lee has finally grant Cherry Bar with her presence. 

The new face of Nude By Nature - Miss Scherri-Lee Biggs, which I gotta say looks way better in real life, and not to mentioned she is heaps sweet too.

Yours truly with Miss Biggs herself 
Scherri-Lee was really down-to-earth and we all managed to squeeze in a 5 minutes convo with the beauty in the midst of swapping turns to have our photos taken with Scherri-Lee. :)

Marusya, Joanna, Cindy & I
A final photo before Maria leave, me thinks.


*promo-shot for Nude by Nature*
Goodie bag that I got to take home with me! :)

A sneak peak of the goodies received, which shall be reviewed in a later post. :)

I have been trying a few of the products for the past 2 weeks and I am loving it so far. Mineral make up is definitely something I'd love to learn more about and try out this coming summer! I will talk more about Nude by Nature's products once I have given them sufficient "trial time". 
So, be sure to stay tune for that my lovely readers! 

I most certainly had a great time, especially it was after my Audit exam, which makes the whole experience even more awesome!
I mean, cm'on!

Girls, Makers Mark, Make Up, Miss Universe Australia 2011 - how can it NOT be awesome, you tell me! :P

Have you tried ANY of the Nude by Nature products? 
Let me know whether you love it or hate it. 

Photo credits: Crashing RedFashionably Yummy and Polkadot PR

Disclaimer: I was invited to attend the Miss Universe Australia 2011 Welcome Home Party by Nude by Nature. Special thanks for the invite, PolkaDot PR! The Nude by Nature products were sent to me for consideration purposes. I was not compensated for this post. All opinions stated are 100% honest. For more information, please refer to Through Beauty Eyes disclosure policies


Sunday, October 16, 2011

REVIEW & SWATCHES: Ciccone Cosmetics Lipsticks

Today, I will be introducing our good ol' Aussie Brand, Ciccone Cosmetics

In celebrating 10 years in the industry,  Ciccone Cosmetic  release their high coverage, long lasting lipsticks that are inspired by femininity and womanhood, in its new fuchsia and diamante packaging "It's a Bling Thing". 

Ciccone Cosmetics lipsticks contain powerful active ingredients such as jojoba oil, evening primrose oil and calendula oil to help moisturise, condition and protect the lips from the elements while vitamin E helps soothe and repair. 

I was lucky enough to be sent 4 gorgeous Ciccone Cosmetics lipsticks from Fame PR to try out a couple of months ago. 

L-R Voluptas, Oceanus, Cupid, Hera
They are all pretty true to the actual colour except for Oceanus. It appears to be a bright orange in the photo, but it is actually coral IRL. 


A poison apple red, which reminds me of Snow White. Definitely the colour to go for a statement lips. 


A cool pink colour with a slight lilac undertone. This is definitely a colour for the colder days. 


Peachy-coral tone which is also my absolute favourite of the lot! I have used them in my Spring Is In The Air FOTD and Lavender Smokey Eyes FOTD


A soft, cool pink colour, which I reckon is pretty similar to Cupid. 


Clockwise from top left corner: Cupid, Voluptas, Oceanus & Hera
With Flash

Clockwise from top left corner: Cupid, Voluptas, Oceanus & Hera
Without Flash


I am absolutely IN LOVE with these lippies, especially Oceanus! Definitely my spring/summer favourite! The formula is extremely creamy and glides on my lip like magic. Whilst the formula isn't super drying but lip scrubs and moisturising is advised prior to applying these babies. It is super pigmented too, as you can probably already tell from the swatches.

Each lippie costs $25, which is pretty reasonable in the Australian market (RRP for MAC lippie is $35 and RRP for Illamasqua lippie is $39), especially for the quality that you get. Definitely worth every penny! 


I have done a comparison swatches with the lipsticks from my collection, that I had in mind when I first open these pretty lipsticks. I hope it gives you guys a better idea of the colours! :)

I have included both without flash (top shot) and with flash (bottom shot) swatches. So enjoy! 






 Ciccone Cosmetics lippies is available at Ciccone Cosmetics WebsiteFashion Addict and MYER stores nationwide. 
RRP: A$25

Have you tried any of the Ciccone Cosmetics Lippies? 
Which one is your favourite?

Disclaimer: These lippies were sent to me for consideration purposes. I was not compensated for this post. All opinions stated are 100% honest. For more information, please refer to Through Beauty Eyes disclosure policies


Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Time flies and we are already halfway through spring (albeit the weather kinda speaks otherwise). Next thing you know, summer will be here in no time! 

Scunci No Damage Pack is here to keep your hair in tip top condition, even in the midst of scorching hair weather. I don't know about you, but my hair is up most of the time during summer. =)

Scunci No Damage Thin Hair Elastics is my best friend at the gym, which keeps my thick and frizzy hair in place while I work those champers and schnitty away!

Photo Credit: FashionablyYummy
@Miss Universe Australia Welcome Home Party, Cherry Bar. (Post coming up!)

Scunci No Damage Thin Hair Elastics is also a saviour of mine during bad hair days! As you can tell, simply turn your bad hair day into a high bun and you're good to go! I always carry a few in my hand bag for "emergencies" like this. =)


The lovely people at Polka Dot PR is giving away a Scunci No Damage Pack valued at RRP $26.80 to one lucky Through Beauty Eyes reader.
(A very much delay giveaway, may I add. My apologies!)

Winner will receive:
Scunci Knit Pony Wraps
Scunci No Damage Thin Hair Elastics
Scunci No Slip Grip Split Band with Cushion Tips
Scunci Grooming Compact Mirror


(It's easy peasy! As easy as ABC)

All you need is to be a public follower of Through Beauty Eyes via Google Friends Connect. And leave a comment below letting me know what do you enjoy doing in summer. That's one entry for you. 

For an additional entry, simply retweet about this giveaway. Don't forget to @AdelineEr. =)

This giveaway is open to Australian Residents ONLY! It will go on for two weeks and will end on 25 October 2011 23:59AEST

Good luck! :)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


So, it took me more than * a couple* of days before I am back with a Part 2 of my many Australian Beauty Bloggers Weekend (a.k.a. ABBW2011) posts. Click HERE for the sneak peak of #ABBW2011. 

I know I should be more efficient and consistent with posting with the long weekend and all but I spent 2 days sorting the goodie bags out and re-organising my vanity corner as well as snapping photos and BAM it's back to work again. Not to mention, I have just started my third module of my Chartered Accountant Program - 3 hours of focus session after work today. #YUCK, that's right. So, please bare with me while I try to put everything together. :) 

I am still in the process of watermarking the photos from the goodies bags (thanks to the SUPER GENEROUS SPONSORS) and writing up on the events, hence, I shall do a "cheating" IMATS haul post. I am glad and proud that I didn't splurge excessively in IMATS although I did go slightly overbudget due to certain "unforeseen" circumstances.

Without further babbling, lets move on to my "mini" IMATS haul:

* ILLAMASQUA Lip Glosses 
* 4 X Crown Brushes 

(Lip Brush, Smudge Brush, Duo Fibre Brush, Angled Brush)
* 2 X INGLOT Freedom Palette 


Illamasqua was having a massive sales at IMATS and I was kickin' myself for checkin' their stand out too late. I am pretty sure I would have walked out with more than just the above. =P

The Medium Pencils were going for $10 each and I got the 3 Lip Glosses for $35.

What an absolute bargain. =)

From Top to Bottom - Illamasqua Pencil in Bait , Intense Lipgloss Hermetic from the Art of Darkness Collection, Lipgloss in Petulant & Frenzy
I was actually lemming for Hermetic when I attended Illamasqua Art of Darkness launch last year but managed to do my purse a favour as it is too much of a bold colour that I rarely wear. As for Bait, I have been eyeing that baby eversince I saw the gorgeous Frances rockin' it during Illamasqua Masterclass last month

It's definitely good to welcome these babies to my lipgloss collection. =)

Quick swatches of the pencil/ lip glosses: 
From Top to Bottom - Illamasqua Pencil in Bait , Intense Lipgloss Hermetic, Lipgloss in Petulant & Frenzy
 Without Flash

From Top to Bottom - Illamasqua Pencil in Bait , Intense Lipgloss Hermetic, Lipgloss in Petulant & Frenzy
With Flash


L-R: Smudge Brush, Lip Brush, Duo Fibre Brush, Angled Brush
I  decided to try a few more brushes from Crown as I was pretty satisfied the ones I got during Hair Expo. They were approximately $30 for all 4 brushes if memory serves me right. :)


Saving the BEST to the LAST. =)

I knowI know, it is a little pretty crazy buying 18 eye shadows at one go, especially I can't use "Its-for-my-kit" as an excuse. =P In my defence, I have been wanting these palettes for the longest time but have been holding out JUST to wait for the IMATS discount. Cos I am a tight ass like this. 

And I gotta admit, it was definitely worth the wait. All INGLOT products were having 30% off and I only paid $148 for all the above. 
*hum T-Pain All the Above* #Lame

The "Neutral" Palette 

The "Bold/Matte" Palette 

 Lovin' these palettes so far! The only complaint I have about them is it's a bitch to remove the eyeshadows from the palette as they are all magnetised. Will do a more detailed review/swatch post soon. =)

Mirenesse Eyeshadow & Liquid Eyeliner/ Illamasqua Lipstick in Corrupt/ NYX Powder Blush in Mocha
FOTD posts will also resume shortly!! 
I will probably have a few FOTD posts in between my ABBW updates to spice things up a little. :)
So stay tune lovelies! 

Did any of you attend IMATS/ ABBW this year? What are your "proud purchases"?
Do share your haul. =)

Happy Hump Day lovelies and have a great week! :)