Sunday, 9 June 2013

Year Twelve Formal

Hey there! Last Friday was quite an memorable one, as it was my Year 12 Formal! The entire year level got dressed up, ate a delicious dinner and danced the night away. It was a great night seeing everyone all looking their best and there was a photo booth that printed out polaroids, a candy bar and top notch d-floor. Anywho, I just thought I might share what I wore, it was only a semi-formal event, so no silk gowns were necessary (and I believe this is the first photo I've posted of myself on my blog, which is exciting)!

Dress: Blesse'd Are The Meek 'Holey Smoke' Black Maxi Dress
I really love this dress, it was a really soft material and as you can see it has a reverse razor back with a huge slit  and some key hole cut outs. I really like maxi dresses, I wish I wore them more and this one you can dress up or down!

Shoes: ALDO 'Servedio' Coral Wedges
These were a little hard to find, as in Australia we are heading into winter so open toes shoes and coral in general is getting a bit scarce, but luckily about a week before the night I got my hands on these bad boys. It was a good decision wearing wedges I feel, because they were so easy to walk in and were comfortable so I could enjoy the night without sooking about sore feet

Clutch: ALDO 'Landaverde' Clutch
This clutch was just staring at me when I was trying on the shoes in ALDO and then when the shop assistant told me it was 50% off, I knew I had to get it.

Nails: Shellac Tropix (fingers) & Black Pool (toes)

Make Up: Napoleon
My make up was done by my brother's girlfriend, who is a Napoleon Makeup artist, I wish I had a close up of the look but of coooourse I forgot. The eyeshadows she used were absolutely gorgeous, she used the Swan Lake Prismatic Quad, which I am seriously considering purchasing it myself!

The very last thing I wanted to mention was I got my first ever spray tan! I couldn't have been happier with how it turned out! Some tips I have are to make sure you exfoliate a boat load everywhere the night before and in terms of timing, I got mine done on the Wednesday afternoon for a Friday night event.

I think that's just about everything, overall it was an excellent night! It really made me realise what an excellent year level I have and how much I am going to miss every single person next year! I love every so much and before I get too emotional I think I'm going to end it here! Enjooooy your weekend!
Ashleigh xo 

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Empties #1

Hey there! This post is a little bit exciting for me because its my first ever 'Empties' post. I think they are a great idea, because you get to read a well informed opinion of a series of products, appose to just being presented with a haul or something where you don't actually hear about the quality of the products. If you do like this style of post, I highhhhly recommended you go check out Miss Heather Lauren, as she has done quite of few of these Empty Product posts and they are all reaally great! Anywho, let's get the ball rolling!

1. Neutrogena Rapid Clear Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub- I reeeeeeeeeaaaally love this daily scrub, I've gone through two bottles and my daily routine doesn't feel complete with out it. It's really refreshing and a little but tingling so you feel like it really is doing your skin some good. As well as the exfloliating beads which the skin feeling super soft! I have really oily skin with a boatload of black heads particulary on and near my nose, I wouldn't say it removed all of my blackheads, although it did dramatically reduce their prevalence and it is probably the best scrub I've found that does so. Conclusion: highly recommend!

2. Olay Enriched Night Cream- this was the first night cream I have ever tried so I can't really give well informed review as I don't have a point of reference, you get me? I will say that I did like this night cream, it was one of the cheapest ones and the morning after using it my skin always looked and felt better. I would recommend this to girls like me who are just starting out in the night cream business, I would buy it again but on the same hand I want to try something new.

3. Maybelline Makeup Remover- to be honest this make up remover wasn't the best, but it was cheap and I don't regret buying it. I would use it of a night and it would looook like all my eye make up was removed, but then when I woke up in the morning I still has black residue under my eyes. Buttt in saying that, I always wore water proof mascara, so it is never the easiest thing to remove in the first place. Overall, There is no harm in buying this product, but I personally wont be doing it again.
4. Natio Ageless Illuminating Primer- Natio is only available in Australia and New Zealand, so I apologise to all my international readers (which is most of you haha), but for the record I really like the brand and have used many of their products in the past. This primer was just a oversized sample and I think some people would really like it but because I have oily skin I don't think its the best primer for me. It assists with giving a dewy glow thus promoting a youthful look. The consistency was a little but watery for my liking, it was like you were applying a moisturiser to a degree and it didn't have that silicone-y feel which everyone seems to have a love/hate relationship with. I wont be buying the full size.

5. NP Set Pasarella Mascara- I really like Napoleon Perdis products and I really like the concept of NP Set, but to be be honest this mascara was just OK. I dont really have anything bad to say about it, but nor do I have anything good to say about it. Looook I just think you can get better quality mascaras for the same price.  (Worst product  review ever hahaha)

6. Rimmel London Exaggerate Eye Liner- I reeeeally like this eye liner, I'm sorry that all the writing has rubbed off the packaging, but I guess that just goes to show how much used it. Its a great liner for those just starting out in liquid liner, or who have a little trouble, as the felt tip liner makes it a pretty smooth process. I will just say that it does tend to wear as the day goes on, but nothing too terrible and I dont think this is the best liner for those who like a good clean wing, atleast I found it a bit hard to achieve. All in all I really like this liquid and have already repurchased as new one!

7. Chanel No 5 Eau De Toilette 50mL- this empty bottle has be hanging around for a while but I really wanted to include in my Empties post. I love this perfume, its expensive as anything, but I think its worth it. I love ittttttt, i love it, i love it and have already got another 100mL bottle!

Alrighttt, I think thats all from me! I know I have a picture of a face mask but I used it so long ago I couldn't summon up a review, I'm sorryyyy. And, I'm sorry for being terrible and hardly posting last month, YEAR TWELVE... it's quite a time consuming thing. Have a great weekend! 
Ashleigh xo