Beauty Tip #: 953 – Revive your manicure

Slick a shiny, clear top coat over whatever polish you have on your nails. It’ll give them a glossy, high shine finish and will also prevent nicks so your mani will look freshly done.


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 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. 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. 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To uphold their image and to provide honest and accurate information, they do not publish breakdowns of celebrities with cosmetic contracts.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 –

Obsession: Smashbox Cosmetics

I am OBSESSED with Smashbox Cosmetics. Every Thursday night (pay-day), I find myself visiting Kit Cosmetics (love!) to ‘play’ with all their gorgeous makeup. Kit Cosmetics stock the Smashbox brand and I always manage to find something new that I need  and must have, every time, without fail.
The first time I came across this brand, I thought it would be way out of my price range. All I knew about it was that celebrities loved it, makeup artists raved about it and that I had to have it. I was pleasantly surprised by how affordable it was and the high quality of each product.

I decided to do a bit of research about my new favourite makeup brand and came across a few interesting facts.

Smashbox Cosmetics was founded by brothers Dean & Davis Factor. Does their last name ring a bell? They are the great-grandsons of makeup legend Max Factor.

Before creating their own makeup brand, these two entrepreneur brothers were recognised as style icons in Los Angeles.They combined their skills and together created Smashbox studios in 1991. They then created their own makeup brand, Smashbox Cosmetics in 1996.

Dean is a business guru with an MBA and oversees all business matters for Smashbox Enterprises. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Shannon and two young children, Claire and Alexander.

Davis is one of the world’s top celebrity and Fashion Photographers. He travels the globe on photo shoots and has photographed countless famous faces and has shot for numerous fashion and beauty magazines.

Smashbox strive to keep us all up to date with new makeup application, tips and tricks, beauty solutions and quick fixes. They are privy to insider beauty secrets and trends straight from the experts. They don’t believe in keeping secrets, and they share their knowledge and create wonderful products for women everywhere.

Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer

I just purchased the adjust green-toned primer by Smashbox. I am so in love with this miracle product. It is lightweight and makes your skin feel really soft and silky without leaving it oily. It also actually works – amazing! The redness on my face doesn’t come through my foundation anymore. It has also seriously increased my foundations staying power.

These primers are fantastic for colour correcting, wrinkle reducing, and dark spot defying. It creates a perfect canvas for foundation application and evens out skin tone with its blend of antioxidants, vitamins A & E, and soothing botanicals like lemongrass, aloe and orchid complex. The totally unique oil-free formula helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores for visibly softer, younger-looking skin. It is also stored in a new square airless pump for freshness to the last drop – no more digging around in the bottom of the bottle for all that wasted product!

BLEND is apricot-toned to even out skin tone and counteract discoloration and dark spots.
BALANCE is lavender-toned to brighten dull or sallow skin.
ADJUST is green-toned to reduce redness.

cyclopentasiloxane, cyclomethicone, dimethicone crosspolymer, ethylhexyl salicylate, retinyl palmitate, tocopheryl acetate, cymbidium grandiflorum flower extract, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, caprylic/capric triglyceride, talc, methicone, dimethicone, isopropylparaben, isobutylparaben, butylparaben. may contain: titanium dioxide, iron oxides, chromium oxide greens, chromium hydroxide green, ultramarines

Apply your choice of primer to clean or moisturised skin and blend over the entire face or only to problem areas with your fingertips. Apply your foundation on top of the primer – this will increase its longevity. Or wear alone for a velvety-smooth finish.
For additional coverage, blend a concealer over any imperfections.

I have recently become a massive fan of Smashbox and I seriously cannot get enough. Stay tuned for more Smashbox products next week. I’ll let you know what else I have acquired recently.

Get Perfect Brows @ Benefit Brow Bar

Eyebrows are one of our best beauty features. They can make or break your face. If you have bad brows, nobody notices the rest of your pretty face. So don’t take any chances with an at-home job and wind up with uneven brows. Leave it to the professionals.

Drop into the Benefit Brow Bar… no appointment necessary! Perfect brows have never been easier. Let the professionals at the Benefit Brow Bar achieve the perfect eyebrow shape and make your brows look groomed and fabulous. You really have no excuses for messy eyebrows now.

Remember not to tweeze in between visits. The growth cycle of your eyebrows grow through at different times of the month which can cause an unclean wax at your next visit. So make sure you visit the brow bar regularly to ensure your brows are perfect all the time.

Benefit brow bars offer a number of services to make you feel and look great!
Brow arch wax $25
Brow arch tweeze $30
Brow & lip wax $35
Lip wax $15
Chin wax $15
Lip and chin wax $25
Lashes – Full strip lash $25
Lashes – Individual half lash $25
Lashes – Individual full lash $35

Benefit BROWbar
Myer Chadstone
(03) 9567 6297

Love Kirst xx