Thursday, October 25, 2012

Shu Uemura X Karl Lagerfield 2012 Holiday Collection release today, 25 October 2012!

What's the baby when the make up genius, Shu Uemura and fashion god, Karl Lagerfield decide to work together?

Le Mon Shu Girl!

The wait is finally over - the Shu Uemura X Karl Lagerfield 2012 Holiday Collection will finally make it's grand appearance to public tonight!

Shu Uemura X Karl Lagerfield collection will be unveiled in selected David Jones stores tonight - Elizabeth St, Sydney City; Bondi Junction; Bourke St, Melbourne City; Chadstone; Queen Plaza, Brisbane City; and May St, Perth City! Be the first to find out about this AH-MAZING collection!!!

*pictures curling your lashes with Mon Shu Girl eyelash curler*

XOXO,
A




Friday, October 19, 2012

QUICKIE UPDATE: A little bit of everything + disco ball nails ft ORLY Can't Be Tamed & Be Brave

So, once again, I might have gone on another unannounced hiatus. 
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This was my excuse - cramming and squeezing every drop of my brain juice dry for my final and (hopefully) last exam for my Chartered Accountant Program! That was how I spent my 24th birthday too -have a hot time sexing it up with my EBA notes.
Don't mind the fatty TimTams - its part of my exam diet. ;)

I know, I have left you ladies hanging from my Beauty Bloggers Utopia Day 01, which was over a week ago. Shame on me. Don't worry, I promise to kill your bandwidth in my next post with more photos from my #BBU12 weekend. ;)

For now, just a quickie update about what have been happening in the past 10 days or so when I disappeared from le blog:

Attended Bio Oil's 10th birthday at Chiswick which left me leaving with a 5-months-food-baby! A more detailed update on that to come. 

I won a giveaway from my fellow base toucher - Michaela from LatherRinseRepeat! She incorporates some pretty damn awesome GIFs in her blog post, show her (and her GIFs) some love! 
A word of advice, I hope you aren't drinking or eating as I will not be held responsible for anything that lands on your computer screen (mainly whatever you have in your mouth at that moment). ;)

 I received a MASSIVE love package from my favourite LA chica - Gwen <3 nbsp="nbsp" p="p">
I will be sending some love to your way shortly!! 

 Turned another year older - to the ripe age of 24.
And no longer do I enjoy a massive birthday cake - a variety of nomlicious cake pawns a massive cake of the same flavour ANYTIME. Maybe, I am just a #fatshit ;)
Those lemon tart & ricotta cheese cake were orgasmic!!!

Signed and sealed - starting a new job on Monday!! I am excited yet nervous at the same time as this is something quite different to what I have done in the past 2 years! Nevertheless, it's a fresh, new beginning!!!
Also, lunch buddy required in Bondi Junction, enquire within. ;)

Weekend DISCO NAILS featuring ORLY Can't Be Tamed & Be Brave - ready to PARTY ROCK tonight with birthday drinks and a night out with the crew!!! 


Hope you guys have a lovely weekend ahead and happy Friday!!! 

What have you got planned for the weekend?

XOXO,
A




Tuesday, October 9, 2012

#BBU12 - Beauty Bloggers Utopia 2012 DAY 01 feat Legally Blonde Australia Musical

If you followed me on twitter or instagram, you would have probably gotten a series of "spam" about the #BBU12 over the long weekend. For those who don't, you should definitely do now ;), I will give you a quick run down about what #BBU12 is all about before you raise your eyebrow any further. 


#BBU12 also known as Beauty Blogger Utopia - the love child of Sara-May from The Make Up Utopia and Larah Kennedy, which replaced the Australia Beauty Bloggers Weekend last year (blogged HERE and HERE), except that BBU is a way more intimate, invite-only event. 

We had brands coming in to introduce their products; masterclasses and lessons; great speakers in which I have learnt heaps; an AMAZING surprise by LustHaveIt and of course, able to finally put bloggers to the twitter handles that I have been "stalking" (I am not that creepy, I promise! =P) and catch up with bloggers whom I haven't seen in yonkers!

Sara-May & Larah Kennedy 
The lovely ladies whom put in so much time and sweat into making our #BBU12 weekend an awesome one! 

Saturday kicked off with breakfast at Guylian Cafe, Darling Quarter, kindly sponsored by Cosmetiques De France. Not too shabby for a Saturday morning - would have been better if I had my ultimate hangover food (roast duck noodle soup FTW) but hot chocolate would do, for now. :P

Arnaud, the founder of Cosmetiques De France gave us a detailed run through about the main French drugstore brands - Uriage, Bioderma and Nuxe which have recently been introduced to the Australian market. 

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After a scrumptious brekkie along with a brain-full of information about the French cult brands, it's IMATS (International Make-Up Artists Trade Show) time. After a rather massive haul last year, and a make up collection which could probably last me through the apocalypse, I am VERY proud to say that I resisted all temptation and only walked away with a LimeLily custom made palette. 

A quick shout out to Royal Langnickel for pampering us with the media lounge with some much needed fuel (ie, food) as well as massages and manicures! 

SUPER sparkly nails for the night theme, of which I regretted the next day when I had a fun time removing them.

Team #Duckface with Miss Sara-May
Yours truly, Ling, Maria& Brie
With Michaela, Rosemary & Kimmi
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 After IMATS & some pampering & camwhoring sessions at the media suite, we have several hours of free time to hang, to rest, more IMATS? and of course, to get ready for a really exciting agenda that evening! Being semi hungover (what's new?), I grabbed a quick lunch and headed home for a quick nap before dolling up for the night!

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#OMIGODYOUGUYS LustHaveIt decided to treat us beauty bloggers to the preview of Legally Blonde Australia musical at Lyric Theatre, The Star!!! I have not been to a musical since HairSpray last year, and with Legally Blonde being one of my favourite movies of all time, you can imagine how excited I was!!! 

My favourite base toucher & I
I have finally popped my Messina cherry after all these hype and I gotta say - it is pretty damn delicious!

#BendAndSnap

Team #IBAD - Emer & Tammerly, PreShow. 
The show was brilliant and hilarious (witty-ness always gets you extra points in my books)! You know I am not exaggerating when you have the spectators standing up, clapping at the end of the show. 

OH BTW, I think I might have failed to mention earlier that not only did LustHaveIt generously sponsored us to the musical, but also BACKSTAGE passes to meet part of the crew! ;) *squeals*

Total fan girl moment with Rob Mills

Don't mind me while I am sandwiched between David Harris (who played Emmett) and Rob Mills (who played Warner) in the musical 

With the stunning Erika Heynatz (who played Brooke) and her to-die-for- abs! 


Enough of groupie, starstruck photos, back to more down-to-earth shots with my fellow beauty bloggers:

More #duckface shots with Sara-May
For those of you who don't know, one of Sara-May's pet peeves is duckface pose. However, I somehow managed to convince her to have a couple of #duckface pose to commemorate such a wonderful weekend. Two #duckface photos in a day - pretty #winning IMO, don't cha think?

Gorgeous Maria from CrashingRed

Michelle, my pole inspiration. :)
Angie from An Obsession With The Fabulous
Group shot outside The Star <3 td="td">
That pretty much sums up the Day 01 of #BBU12 - I hope your eyes are not tired from the massive photos-spam LOL. I am a firm believer of pictures speaks a thousand words - and there's no better way to wrap up an event (or events) than the good ol' photos!!!!

FOTN featuring Shu Uemura X Karl Lagerfield lashes & MAC Nicki Minaj Lippie (detailed post to come!)

Stay tune for Day 02 - more to come!!! :D

Disclaimer: I attended #BBU12 as a delegate. Please note that photos that were not watermarked are not the property of ThroughBeautyEyes.Com.


XOXO,
A

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

LOVE LIST #3



Love List. Pretty self explanatory I reckon. 

Love ListA new feature on Through Beauty Eyes that will appear every fortnight (or weekly if my life became interesting out of a sudden).

Love List. It will be a list of "stuff" I am lovin at the moment. 



I have been loving: 


1. COLD CIDER on a HOT & SUNNY day. 

I am definitely not a beer person (hello Sav Blanc & CC Dry) but nothing beats a cold cider on a hot and sunny day. My favourites are Rekorderlig & 5-Seeds. I can SO foresee cider becoming my summer-to-go-to-bev. :P

Eau Universelle Citrus Cologne (unisex); Eau Captivante Aromatic Shower Gel (for men)' Eau Ravissante Floral Cologne (For women)

2.  SPRING SCENTS FROM L'OCCITANE EN PROVENCE COLLECTION*

I don't know about you but I prefer light & fresh citrus-ish floral scents for the warmer months. The colognes and shower gel above have been on high rotation as of late - Eau Ravissante Floral Cologne as an everyday spray; Eau Universelle Citrus Cologne if I wanted something stronger and longer lasting; and Eau Captivante Aromatic Shower Gel on an alternate day basis.

Bold Gold; Bad to the Bronze; Audacious Asphalt

3. MAYBELLINE EYESTUDIO COLOR TATOO

Pigmented, long lasting and affordable! BAM! I am in love with these babies now - a swap of Bad to the Bronze all across my lids, a generous layer of my favourite mascara, some blush and bronzer and finish it off with a loud and bold lippie - I am good to go! It's definitely a spring/ summer must have! 


4. A WEEKEND FILLED WITH BEAUTY BLOGGERS UTOPIA AWESOMENESS!

Thanks to the awesome Sara-May from The Make Up Utopia and Larah Kennedy who made #BBU12 happened. It was a great weekend filled with make up, beauty, make up class by the talented Cameron Jane of CJ MakeUp, nail art funtime with Hello Darling, and the amazing keynote speakers who left me feeling motivated and inspired. Not to mentioned, the generous LustHaveIt treated us girlies with TheLegallyBlonde Musical preview AND a backstage pass! More on the #BBU12 later! :D


5. BLISTEX & LUCAS PAPAW OINTMENT 

I blame it on the change of weather - my lips has been going haywire and crackin left right and centre. These 2 products have been my saviour before my usual lipsticks application.

What's your Love List this week?

For previous Love Lists, check it out HERE.


DISCLAIMER: Please note that products marked with asterisk (*) were provided to me for consideration purposes. However, all opinions expressed are 100% honest. Please refer to ThroughBeautyEyes disclosure policy for more information.

XOXO,
A

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