Aussie Bloggers Christmas Market

You may have heard of Aussie arranging a Bloggers Market for Christmas. Well It happened a few weeks back and I was a part of it as well being in the 'Aussie's Angels' team. I along with a few other bloggers volunteered to hold a stall in the event where we would be showcasing some of our skills or anything interesting to keep the event going.

I obviously choose to hold a make-up stall as that's the only decent skill I have! The market lasted for 6 hours with a series of events arranged by Aussie alongside the stalls.

Below is my make-up stall that I shared with Amina from Innerbelle. We were supplied make-up from the Max Factor range to use for the day. It was quite daunting at first as I had never used their products before and I have to admit I moaned a bit but at the end of the day I had so many favourites from the range. So its all about getting used to things you see.

Don't you just love those little stall cards that Aussie provided us with. I got mine home and it stays in my dressing room now :)

 Myself and the sister setting up the stall

I was petrified at first as although I am used to doing make-up on other people, its usually friends and family who are rather polite if I do a blunder or so. Fortunately it went all well and the people at the event were really friendly. Surprisingly enough I carried out around 10 make overs and people did seem pretty happy with them.

Our stall was actually quite popular hence we had to create an appointment list, although we did not quite follow it due to the super busy day :p

 Makeovers! Look at me - am a pro haha. Don't you just love my friends hair? It's like a mermaid :)

Aussie never disappoints its audience hence they had set up around 6 salons for every hair type where they had amazing hairdressers doing a fantastic job on everyone. It was amazing how everyone looked like a celeb at the end of the day.

 Having a hair treat after a long tiring day!

A lot of effort had been put into decorating the place in an edgy yet stunning manner. Thumbs up to Aussie for that!

There were quite a few events scheduled for the day one of the popular ones being the Flirt Guru who taught girls tips and tricks on how to make the right move ;) It was quite fun to watch! There was also a Photography class, a Blogging Class and a session which taught us ladies how to dress right for our bodytype.

And not to forget the super famous Photobooth where we could pose using a number of Christmasy props. No I'm not showing you, the pictures from there are quite silly to put up :p

Oops! pardon the dim light here. It was evening by the time we were ready to pose away lol. It was difficult not to spot me with my bright pink and black stripes that day :p I decided to dress casual as I knew I'd be working most of the time. Don't you just love the sisters hairdo? She went for old Hollywood glam.

Overall, it was no less than a 'Gossip Girl' inspired party. Super fun! I can't believe this was the first Aussie event I've been too. It surely won't be the last.

p.s. A big shoutout to Emma from Computergirls Musings. She recognised me immediately and was so sweet to talk to!

Source: Some pictures are from Aussies website /www.uncoveraussie.co.uk


It's a SUPer SPRaY.....and more!

Tired of fat falling limpy hair in the winter? Want that extra oomph to make you feel a bit better even when wrapped up in layers of coats?

Want hair that looks like this. Where you can actually see a lot of space between the hair and the scalp indication AWESOME VOLUME!

or this,

or even this?

Well, then I have the perfect product for you.

Presenting Lee Staffords 'my big fat texturized hair super spray'. Phew, that's one heck of a long name no?

I usually don't experiment with my hair styling products and don't quite like the cult favourite L'oreal hair products much too. But this was an emergency. 

I don't use heat on my hair every day, but I can't live without adding volume to my hair every, single, day. Call it an obsession but I can't compromise with my volume. I would rather give up my straightener if I had to. 

Now I had been religiously using the OSIS Dust it Mattifying Powder since a year now and it worked fabulously. However it just finished one fine day and I could not find it in any drugstores too :S

I was gutted! Not having the patience to order it from an online store, I desperately started hunting Boots for a replacement. This was the only decent product I found in store with the rest appearing so gimmicky! I found it a bit pricey for £9 but got it anyway. 

Now the product does not have much instructions on how to actually apply it. So I started using it just how I used my texturising powder before. I lift a light section of hair from the roots and spray this there. I carry out doing this throughout the crown area. Then when the spray is slightly dry, I run my fingers through where I had sprayed the products and massage it in. This is a vital step as this is what will create volume.

By spraying this on a layer beneath the top layer of your hair, you will insure the top layer of the hair does not appear messy from the volume created and is all tucked in neatly in the inner layers.

Honestly speaking, this is a bit difficult in terms of application. The product is almost in a solid form in the bottle, when you shake it is when it turns into a very thick liquid which you then have to spray quickly. 

Not everyone would like to deal with a thick messy spray every morning. So I would recommend texturising powders to a majority of you guys. Lee Stafford does one too. 

But now that I have this, I use it almost every day and dare I say it works a bit better than a powder in creating awesome volume on the crown just like you'd achieve after a lot of back combing. The effect of having 'fat hair' on the crown stays on for 2-3 days too which I absolutely love about it! 

Definitely worth trying if you desire everyday Cheryl Cole-like volume without any damage and that too in a minute! 


MeMeMe - 'Create the Look' Gift Set + EOTD!

MeMeMe is a drugstore brand here in the UK and have been known for their products since their re-vamp a few months back. Remember their Benefit inspired blushers? They were quite huge amongst bloggers.

Now they have come up with some gift sets to compliment the festive season. I really liked this one as it almost has everything one would need to create an eye look for an occasion. Unlike gift sets where you get 4 lip glosses or a tonne of mascaras, this is what I personally prefer.

I have the Create the Look Pack in Fire Eyes (£15) which comes with an Eyeshadow Quad, a brown Eye Pencil, a fibre tip black Liner and a Mascara. What else would one need eh?

It comes all very beautifully wrapped in a gift bag so you would not have to worry about presentation at all. 

The Eyeshadow Quad reminds of the ones MAC introduced a few collections back. The colours are really pretty and decently pigmented. They are on the sheer side though with all of them being slightly reflective, however the rustic gold and the purple are more pigmented than the rest.

It is a bit difficult not getting the colours mixed up with each other though. I like to use a stiff dense brush to apply these to get the maximum impact. In my opinion the colours compliment each other pretty well.

The pack also comes along with two liners. The eye pencil in clay is a brown with the slightest of brown shimmer in it. It is quite soft so very easy to line and then smudge out for that smoked out effect. Using a brown eye pencil to create this effect is much more effective than using black.

The fibre tip precision eye definer is a carbon black liner pen and the darkest black that I have used till date. It even beats the Le Metier De Beaute one that I talked about previously. These two liner pens are a must have!

The mascara is not the most impressive in this package besides its super chick packaging which I am in love with. It's supposed to give you a false lash effect and to an extent it even does but more like you're wearing a very light layer of natural looking lashes, nothing major.

It however provides clump free, clean and defined lashes with a tiny bit of volume and length. Not bad at all as a part of the set but I would not purchase this on its own.

The pack comes with a guide to create a look with the eye shadow quad which I faintly tried to mimic however did not even reach closer to the effect achieved in the guide.

Yet a picture to show your how it looks like. Besides the colours being bright, they are so sheer and reflective that even if you use them all together in a look (like I have done below) it wont look over the top. I am also wearing both the eye-liners and the mascara below.

Available till 22nd December on the MeMeMe website. It would make a wonderful present for any make-up addict!