Op Shop Costume Ball and Updates

Hi guys!

I hope you are getting back into the groove of things after a nice Easter long weekend :) I went for a little road trip down south of Western Australia over Easter, to a beautiful coastal town called Esperance. Because Esperance is so far away (900+km from Perth), we also stopped over at the not-so-nearby Albany (four hours drive away!) for a day so that our drive back up will not be too torturous. It still took us about 5 hours of nonstop driving over 400+km to get back to Perth, but the entire trip was so worth it! <3

Anyhoo, getting back to work on yesterday was so difficult – I think my brain only came back from Esperance today. I did post up some photos of the trip so if you’re interested to have a look you can hop over to my Instagram @hunnybunnysoph :)

So a couple of weeks back I went to an Op Shop Costume Ball, and I thought it would be something interesting to share! Basically because this is a charity ball, attendees are encouraged to pick out an outfit from the op shops and wear them to the ball. You could go in a crazy outfit or pick out pieces of clothing and do a mix-and-match (or mismatch) as long as they’re from the op shop.

Guess what I went as?

Op Shop Ball costume

To be honest I didn’t know what this costume was, it just looked like something from a Disney movie so I thought it would be a really fun to wear this. I did get quite a few comments saying I looked like a Disney princess, not bad for $12! :D

If you guys remember my review of the CLIO Gelpresso Waterproof Shadow here, I shared an eye make up look featuring the two products. That was actually taken half-way through my make up for this ball, so now I’m sharing the full make up look.

For the steps to the eye makeup, here it is! I used my Urban Decay Primer Potion on my eyelids before putting on the eyeshadows.

Naked Palette Eye Make up

From the Naked Palette: Sin, Naked and Buck. Eyeliner: CLIO Waterproof Pen Liner in Kill Black

As you already know, the next step was applying the CLIO Gelpresso Waterproof Shadow in Beer Pong on my lower lash line. I finished the eye make up with my KATE Volume Gel Mascara on my eyelashes.

I tried to take another selfie for a close up of my make up. Pardon the terrible lighting!

Finished make up look

All ready for the ball!

For my cheeks, I used my 3CE Face Blush in Love Filter to achieve a natural flushed look. For my lips, I used the Sephora Collection Rouge Cream Lipstick in Valentine 09. I won’t go in depth about this lipstick as I will be doing a review of it soon. All I can say is that I’m loving it heaps!

I’m not very creative when it comes to hairdos, so I did a french braid and pinned up the flyaway hair with some bobby pins. I pretty much braid my hair every time I need to get dressed up for some reason, I’m terrible with curling and making pretty upstyle dos :(

So that’s it for my Op Shop Ball make up and outfit share. I’m hoping to do more MOTD posts after settling into my new place (I’m moving house next weekend :O) but until then, I should be posting up a couple of reviews, favourites and maaaaybe a haul? Lol I really need some help for this shopping problem of mine ><

Tell me, do you guys go op shopping much?

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MOTD Featuring The Coloured Eyeliner

Hey sweeties, how’s your weekend going?

I was surfing Pinterest a while ago and came across a photo and thought, “hey this is something I can do with that coloured eyeliner of mine!”. I have had the Aqua eyeliner for a while after watching a Jen’s (frmheadtotoe) video to try out that look and occasionally I love to give a pop of colour to my usual black eyeliner looks. I haven’t been reaching out for it in recent months though, so today I’m going to try recreate this eye makeup look:

Image: Pinterest

Image: Pinterest

For this look I will be using the following make up items:

Naked Palette, Dolly Wink Black Eyeliner, Rimmel Exaggerate eyeliner in Aqua Sparkle, CLIO Lipnicure in Crime Pink and Luscious Angel Eyes Primer

First, I applied the Luscious Angel Eyes Primer all over my eyelids. Before I go on to the next step can I just say that this eye primer is SO SUPER AMAZING. It’s creamy and non-sticky, and most importantly not watery at all! It is easily as good as the UD Primer Potion in my opinion. I squeezed a little thinking it would be enough for one of my eyelids but it turned out to be too much and I had to “share”it with the other eyelid. It’s so blendable and a little bit goes a long way! I might do up a proper review for this eye primer after I get my other product reviews out :)

Moving on, I used the Naked Palette shades Virgin, Buck and Sidecar on my eyelids. I applied Virgin to the entire eyelid as a base, then used Buck for the outer corners of my eyes and blended into the crease. Lastly I took Sidecar and applied it in the middle of my eyelids and blended it in. I also used Virgin on the inner corners of my eyes to brighten them up and on my brow bone as a highlight.

Next, I took my Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer in Shade 240 Aqua Sparkle and lined it on the lower lash lines of my eyes.

Finally, with my Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner I lined my upper lash line. I drew them thin and as close to the lash line as possible because for this look, the emphasis should be on the coloured eyeliner.

The look is almost complete! I used my KATE Volume Gel Mascara on my upper and lower eye lashes.

For my lips, I decided to go with my recent purchase CLIO Virgin Kiss Lipnicure in Crime Pink, which is actually a nice coral pink shade:

And we’re done! Check out my version of the look :)

I hope you had as much fun reading this as I had while replicating the look! I haven’t included contouring as I’m very new to it and I was heading out right after, so I didn’t want to risk ruining all my hard work.

What do you guys think? Have you used coloured eyeliners before? Do you like them? Please leave your messages in the comment box below :)

Have a great rest of the weekend!

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Beauty Haul: Singapore (Part 1)

Hi guys!

As you all know, I was in Singapore recently visiting relatives and friends over Chinese New Year and while I was there I decided to go on a massive beauty haul! Most of my items are from Watsons, a couple were from Sephora and the Innisfree shop in town. I kind of went nuts in Watsons (local drugstore) and had to pick and choose the items I really wanted cos I was afraid I’d exceed the baggage limit when I flew back.

And here they are, the beauty products that made it back with me to Perth!

All the pretty little and not so little things! :)

Because I have quite a few items and I didn’t want this post to go on forever, I have split this into two posts. I also didn’t have close up photos for every item but there will be reviews on most of the items in due time so I will leave the close up photos till then :D

#1 CLIO Salon De Cara Roll Brush Cara – This series of mascara by CLIO is inspired by hair tools that style your hair and claims to be able to curl your lashes in the same way. There are 3 types of mascara in this Salon De Cara range: Hair Roll Cara, Roll Brush Cara and Finger Cara. I chose the Roll Brush Cara because I wanted volume and curl with my lashes.

#2 Sephora Collection Daily Brush Cleaner – I actually came across this while queuing up for the cashier and since I was looking for a brush cleaner I thought I’d give this a try. Gotta love the way Sephora lines up little products along the waiting line to further entice me to part with my money! ><

#3 My Beauty Diary Black Pearl Mask 10pc Set and Arbutin Whitening Mask 10pc Set – I first came across the Black Pearl Mask from Raine’s review of them and had in mind to order them online to try. Just as I was making my way to pay for my basket of items in Watsons, I saw a shelf of My Beauty Diary masks on a promotion – 2 boxes for S$25! Each box retails at S$16.90 so I didn’t waste any time grabbing two boxes for myself. I felt very pleased after that haha.

#4 Maybelline Eye Studio Fashion Eyebrow 24H Coloring Mascara in Dark Brown – I was looking for the Maybelline Brow Drama Eyebrow Mascara initially but couldn’t find it anywhere in Singapore and saw this everywhere instead, so I thought this must be the version marketed in Singapore. Everything about it seems to be similar to the Maybelline Brow Drama, it also has a sculpting ball brush for shaping my brows. I’ve got black hair so I got this in Dark Brown with hopes of achieving a natural look with my eyebrows. I will definitely give this a try soon and put up a review of it.

#5 Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask – This is another highly raved item by Korean beauty fanatics and is said to contain 6020mg of Jeju Volcanic scoria and scoria capsules that gives a powerful pore cleansing and sebum control effect. Innisfree claims that it exfoliates dead skin cells and tightens pores, ensuring a clean, supple and healthy-looking skin. I’m looking forward to trying this too and see if it really does work.

#6 Sanrio characters Hand Sanitizers – Sorry guys, this is the most boring item in the basket. I just bought them because they were tiny and easy to carry around, plus they look so cute! Got them for only S$2.90 :D

#7 Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette – I’m sure this item needs no introduction, every one of you would have heard of this palette and some of you might even own one already! I know I’m late to the party but I was researching and comparing the other palettes I don’t already own and finally decided to go with the Naked Basics because the colours show up better on my Asian skin. I’m so excited to use this for an everyday office look and hopefully put up an MOTD with this palette!

Alright that’s 7 of 14 items for now, I will show you guys the other 7 items later on this week :)

What do you think of the products? Are there any products that you are interested in and would like me to do a review on? Please feel free to leave a comment in the box below, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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Have a lovely midweek,

Soph