Wednesday, December 26, 2012

What's in my make up bag!

I use this totally cute bright make up bag on a daily basis to hold all of my essential goodies. I am yet to find a smaller one with a chic print for my handbag however find that I don't necessarily do too many touch ups throughout the day apart from my lipstick. I find the bag itself to be a perfect size for my daily products and comes in handy if I'm on the run (generally 99.9% of the time!) 
Here is what it holds <3 

To prime and for even skin tone: Estée Lauder idealist even skin tone illuminator - I have only just started using this product so don't feel I can give a really good review on it however can say that it's a beautiful and light feeling cream that allows your skin to breathe, really useful for my skin type as I have acne prone skin with hyper-pigmentation.

Daily foundation: Estée Lauder double wear liquid foundation in 2N1 desert beige and the double wear pressed powder in 2N2 fresco - I have raved about these products time & time again so will save my breath the time around :)

Bronzing powder: Clarins pressed bronzing powder in copper sun - I got this product on sale at my local chemist and actually really love it! I find it a really good colour for contouring as it doesn't have that pretty, sparkly component to it. 

The eyes: To get the classic winged eyeliner I use Napoleon perdis Neo noir Liquid eyeliner in black and love it, I find it really easy to apply and is a really good quality product. If you follow my instagram page you will know that in my recent haul I purchased a new eyeliner to try, It is still a liquid liner however is by Chanel so will give a proper review on that in the coming weeks.  I generally use fascinating eye kohl in white by Mac on my bottom lid to brighten my eyes and make them appear bigger. I like to alternate eye shadow colors currently I am using shady lady eye shadow by sports girl in neutral browns/golden colors I really like this product especially if you're on a budget. To finish this look I use an eyelash curler and finish with maybelline the falsies volume express mascara in black. I have been using this mascara for a long while and tried others however keep coming back to this baby!

Eyebrows: Napoleon perdis kohl eyeliner in brown I apply this with an angled brush and use this as I like the colour against my hair and complexion. 

Pro tip: I use Napoleon perdis brush cleaner to clean my brushes when I'm on the go when i don't have time to shampoo them, this helps with break outs and keeps your brushes hair in tact and also helping the application of your makeup products. 

I hope you all enjoyed this post if you have any recommendations on products/brushes etc i would love for you to leave them for me in the comments box below and If not what are your favorite beauty products of the year?

- Jacqueline xx

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Eating Out

Restaurant Review


Today I lunched at the magnificent Chill on Tedder Avenue, treating myself to the most delicious lunch by head chef Daran Glasgow. The small Restaurant in walking distance to the beautiful beach in Main Beach on the Gold Coast Australia is really a relaxing, chic atmosphere, the dining area is decked out in minimal decor with beautiful French looking windows. 
This little treasure has been featured in the 2012 Food Guide and really is worth checking out if you're in the area, being awarded One Chefs hat. 
Anyway, lets get into the good stuff here is what I chowed down on! 

Entree: Seared Queensland Scallops with angel hair pasta, smoked yarra tomato beurre blanc and smoked tomato salsa

Main: White Pyrenees Rump Lamb - Sous-vide lamb shoulder encrusted with pistachio, creamy garlic mash, wilted english spinach oven-roasted truss tomatoes with pan juices 

Desert: Deconstructed Banoffee Pie

If someone asked what my favourite dish was I honestly don't think I could tell you, I loved them all Sooo much! I enjoy treating myself and eating out every now and then and will definitely be coming back here again. 
If you are on a budget Chill is rather reasonably priced also!! 

If you have any questions or comments please leave them in the box below, I hope you all enjoyed this post!! 

Love, Jacqueline xx 


Saturday, December 8, 2012

A New Year, A New You!

2013 Is fast approaching!! Returning to Uni and traveling is on my list of BIG things to do next year.

Whilst raiding Forever New I came across this amazing planner.
I enjoy to be organized in all aspects of my life and what better way to organize the chaos of life with this totally cute piece of 'stationary'. I'm not going to lie; It did cost quite a bit more then I intended to spend however I just could not leave the store without it! The diary retails at $40 AUS but in my eyes is completely worth it. 


Totally cute right?! I am really excited to start planning my European travels and a new year. 
What are your big plans for the new year? And have you traveled Europe? If so please leave a comment below on some of the highlights of your trip and any recommended places to see and things to do. I would love to hear!! 

- Jacqueline xx

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Happy Holidays!

So for once I am finally prepared for the Holidays!! I have gotten a head start on my gift shopping and my favorite part.. wrapping all of the gifts. I adore walking through the shopping centers listening to all of the Christmas carols and browsing through the beautifully merchandised displays. The Chanel counters are by far my favorite. I have pictured one of the stunning snow globes above. 

I am lucky enough to get two weeks off work over Christmas this year, I am always one to work through the holidays and this will be my first year I will get to relax and spend some quality time with my Boyfriend and Family. 

I want to know what is on your wish list this year!! 

Happy holidays and I hope you're all prepared for a wonderful month.

- Jacqueline xx 

Monday, December 3, 2012

A Weekend at the Beach House

This weekend was spent down at the Beach House in Tugun (Southern Gold Coast) Australia for a friend's engagement party. The party was on Saturday night and was beautiful with the entire court yard lit up with garden lights, black and white bar tables, wait staff serving delicious hors d'oeuvres, a dance floor with the perfect back drop of the beach just mere metres away.

I wore a deep purple kookai skirt with a cream embellished peplum top from Myer teamed with a pair of black wedges. I wanted to share with you all the makeup that I used as I got many compliments on the colours.

I did get a spray tan, however still used my normal foundation; estee lauder Double wear - Colour 2N1 Desert Beige 12 with a powder veil of the Double wear 2N2 Fresco 01 and bronzed my face with Clarins bronzing powder in 30 Copper Sun. 

THE EYES: I did a smokey eye using MAC shadows using Knight Divine on the outside of my lid and Fineshine on the inside of my eyelid
- I loved the colours of these as they complimented my deep purple Kookai skirt. 
I used my favourite Napoleon Perdis liquid eyeliner "Niko" styled pen to create a winged eye liner looked, teamed with some lashes. 

THE LIPS: My lips were donned with a MAC lipstick in Cremesheen Creme Cup. 
- My boyfriend actually picked this colour out for me and it looks completely different on compared to on the actual stick itself, It's honestly my new favourite perfect for work and also a night out. 

This was a rather simple look yet I got so many compliments on it!! 

I shall love you and leave you all with a beautiful image from the beach house Sunday Morning while I was sipping on a coffee out on the sun chair. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend too. 

- Jacqueline xx