Dots and Stripes- Easy Nail Art Tutorial

Nail art can sometimes be a bit too tricky at home for me but with the help of some cheap striping tape and dotting tools (I bought both from eBay for under $5!) this is a really easy nail art tutorial.

The colour combinations for this is endless but I am really loving the two lighter grey/ lavenders (they are almost opaque after 1 coat, 2 is perfect!) from the Essie winter collection I got sent a while and decided to pair them with a white.

For a white cheap polish this one actually performs a lot better than I was expecting. It retails around the $3-4 mark and isn’t as thick as some other cheap whites I’ve tried.

I finished off with the Australis top coat which I am loving over every single polish I’ve tried it with, I wish I could capture the gorgeous flakies but my photography skills really aren’t that great to begin with. I promise I am really trying to take better shots but some days I just really suck!

 

Dots and Stripes easy nail tutorial

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Madame B Fatale

xoxo

 

*The two Essie polishes were sent for post/review consideration and are from the Essie Winter Collection

Christmas a FOTD

neautral glittery eye makeupAs the title suggest this is the makeup I wore on Christmas day. I got ready far too early but I had a full day of cooking so these morning shots will have to do! Yes my hair is different, yet again, I can’t seem to help myself with dyes lying around.

Recently BYS had a pretty awesome competition on their Facebook page and the first 50 to reply got a $50 gift pack, (see I told you it was awesome!). I was one of those lucky people that won and the eye palette I used was one of the items from my pack! The colours are decently pigmented and there was a little fallout so patting them onto your lids over a base works best ( but I’ll do a review so you can see) (more…)

Aqua and Purple look – a FOTD

There wont be many pictures of this look as I look like a complete nut in them. I hate taking photo’s of myself, I don’t know what happens, I seem to loose control of my eyes and end up looking totally crazy. Well I don’t think that I look like a nutcase 100% of the time, but maybe that’s just me being delusional….

I’ll admit this isn’t my greatest blending here but it is my absolute favourite colour combination for eye shadows.

Anywhoo onto the products I used and the least crazy looking photo’s!

aqua purple dramatic bright eye makeup

What I used… (more…)

Ocean and Earth – FOTD

Considering I have no plans for today I guess I’m rather ‘made up’. This reason for this is simple, I got some new products in the mail and just couldn’t wait to use them!. Does anyone else have that problem?

So what products did I try out for the first time, Cargo Eye Shimmers (the blue and the green/brown, I don’t think they have names), Too Faced Pixie Pin Ups Palette, Japonesque Half Lashes and the Stilla Illuminating Foundation.

I also use the Too Faced Pin Point Mascara from the palette and it was perfect for getting those pesky bottom lashes.

Other products I used but already had lying around were, Occ Lip Tars in Strumpet and Trick (mixed) Estee Lauder Praline Lip Gloss, a brown eyeliner by Nude by Nature, Too Faced Pixie Perfect Blush Duo and a BYS Liquid Liner.

After I did the makeup I filmed two video’s one of which is the hairstyle I’m wearing so watch out for that! Or not depending on whether you like it ……

blue green fotd

Well I’m off for now, I think I’ll wash my face, do the washing and make dinner, yes its all fabulous here darling….

Madame B Fatale

xoxo

*New products that arrived were sent courtesy of Apothica (I got to choose though!)