A gift from Kit!

My husband came in with a parcel for me yesterday. He had opened the metre box and the package was hiding in there with the slip from the postman advising me that the package had been left in the meter box… handy. It had been sitting in the meter box for about a month.
My annoyance was quickly swapped for excitement! I love getting packages. They’re like little surprises – especially when you have been on eBay spending big the week before.
But I hadn’t been on eBay for ages so I had no idea what it could be. I tore open the package and out popped a Kit Cosmetics bag! Eeeee! Why was Kit sending me a gift? Who cares, I’ll take it!
I opened the letter and it told me that I hadn’t won a competition I had entered a while ago. Bummer! But as a consolation prize they had sent me a Kit Cosmetics Facial Sunscreen! Wooo! They also sent me a voucher to have my make-up done! Double Wooo!

What a lovely surprise. I love surprises, especially of the gift variety! Thanks Kit!

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Secret Indulgence – Top Model


Well, it’s not so secret anymore. Australia’s Next Top Model has just begun on Foxtel and I have not missed one fabulous episode.

The series follows a group of girls as they try to prove that they have what it takes to become a top model.
Auditions were held around the country earlier this year where 16 wannabe models were chosen to star in the sixth series of Australia’s Next Top Model.
The girls are transformed week-to-week from young girls into potential working models. They are thrown into various challenges, catwalk and fashion and beauty photo shoots.
Supermodel Sarah Murdoch is the host of Cycle 6 and also leads the panel of judges which include fashion designer Alex Perry, fashion identity Charlotte Dawson and fashion photographer Jez Smith.
Each week, the judges deliberate and assess the performance and potential of each model finally narrowing them down until only 1 model remains and becomes Australia’s Next Top Model.
The winner will take home a prize package including:
Representation by Australia’s premiere modelling agency Priscilla’s.
$25,000 contract to appear in a campaign and to be the face of iconic jeans brand Levi’s.
A trip to New York to meet with one of the world’s top agencies, ELITE New York.
 A stunning Ford Fiesta Zetec.
 $20,000 cash thanks to Platinum from U by Kotex
 A cover and eight-page spread for the fashion bible, Harper’s Bazaar Australia.

I love Next Top Model – America’s, Australia’s and even New Zealand’s. I love them all and watch them all. As I am reading this back, my voice has changed into Tyra Banks. If you have watched Tyra on America’s Next Top Model you will understand how I am talking. Think fierce. WHO, will be America’s (Australia’s) Next Top Model? Hola!!!

I always pick my favourites early (Amanda & Kathryn) and I always pick the ones I loathe and can’t stand even earlier (Kimberly & Kelsey). Let’s face it, the model world is cut-throat, vicious, bitchy and full of back-stabbing, so why fight it? If we all liked each other it would be a very boring world.

I love the bitchiness of reality TV. Love it. The drama, the tears and the tantrums. I watch some of these ‘models’ and think – I could totally do that way better! In reality, I probably couldn’t (well ok, no I couldn’t) – but on reality TV, I so could! If you’re on a reality TV show you just have to go for it. Nobody likes the whingy whiny kids, we like the kids that get out there and give it a good go – unless they’re arrogant and cocky about it. This will take them straight to my ‘can’t stand them’ list.

You can even use reality TV in well, reality. You can use it in everyday life. If you find that your acting a little shy, childish, spoilt or frustrated, take a second to think about it. If you were on a reality show, what would you think of yourself and the way that you are acting.

Life’s too short for all the drama in real life. Save it for your reality show!

Baileys Chocolate Truffle Balls – Yummo!

These Choc truffle balls are delicious and so easy to make. Don’t be scared to get your hands dirty!

Ingredients:
1 Can condensed milk
1 Packet marie biscuits or teddy bear biscuits
1/2 Cup Coconut
2 & 1/2  Tablespoons Cocoa
2 Tablespoons vanilla essence
Extra coconut to roll balls in

Method:
– Finely crush Marie biscuits.
– Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
– Mix condensed milk and vanilla essence together and pour over dry ingredients.
– Add a splash of baileys if desired.
– Stir well.
Roll into balls and cover with coconut.
Refrigerate.
Enjoy!

Makeup411.com

I often find myself admiring different make-up looks while watching a television show or a film. I wonder what they are wearing and where I can get it for myself. My very fabulous and stylish friend introduced me to makeup411.com and I will never have to wonder again. This site is so major. I am obsessed about my new favourite site and I thought I would share it with everyone.

Makeup411.com is a division of Make-Up Artist Magazine, the professional make-up industry’s leading publication. It is a source for the 411 on Who’s Wearing What. They offer the most reliable and quality beauty information on the web.

Makeup411.com features beauty breakdowns on leading actresses in upcoming films, television shows and music videos. Every beauty breakdown comes directly from the make-up artist who actually created the looks that we love, so there is no guessing. The site also features tips from the industry’s top make-up artists, and gives you the 411 on the best new make-up and skin care products. There are also monthly product giveaways! Awesome, huh!

To uphold their image and to provide honest and accurate information, they do not publish breakdowns of celebrities with cosmetic contracts.
There is also a link provided for all products. You can either purchase your selected products or add them to your online makeup bag to purchase another time.

Check it out – http://makeup411.com

Hair Extensions – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly.

Don’t be fooled when you flick through a magazine and look at pictures of celebs with glorious look-at-me hair. They probably have hair extensions. Hair extensions not only add length to your hair, but they also create volume. Love them or loathe them, hair extensions are a great way to create an instant long-haired look.

Bad hair extensions can take you from classy to trashy in an instant. You are better off having no extensions than having bad extensions. Take a look at these celebrities who are guilty of sporting bad hair extensions – even they can get it so wrong. You would think that someone would tell them that their extensions are showing or that they just look plain tacky. Isn’t that why celebrities pay their ‘friends’ the big bucks?






Permanent extensions can damage your natural hair so consider clip in extensions as an alternative.
I personally really like hair extensions, if they’re done right. I am considering some clip in extensions at the moment mainly to add volume and a bit of length. My hairdresser can get high quality hair extensions. They are really expensive but will last forever.

Too Faced Smoky Eye Collection

Too Faced Smoky Eye Collection (A$59.95) will ensure you stand out from the crowd with smoky, sultry eyes that are oh-so-easy to apply and look amazing. Everyone wants a smoky eye look, but does anyone know how to create it?

Too Faced has come to the rescue with this eye shadow collection. It has three easy-to-follow step-by-step instruction cards that tell you all you would ever want to know about applying smoky eyes. The instructions are really easy to follow. The rich pigments and silky smooth textures blend effortlessly to create a professional airbrushed finish every time.

I have this collection and love it. I use it all the time. It is so fun and has everything you need to create extremely versatile looks.

Use together with Too Faced Shadow Insurance, an anti-creasing eye shadow primer so that your shadow stays put. Make sure you finish off with a couple of coats of mascara.

Colours: Day Smoke, Fashion Smoke, Classic Smoke