Easter Week: MOTD

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Today I wanted to share a little look that I did inspired by Easter! It reminds me a lot of how I used to do my makeup and it felt a bit like a blast from the past wearing it, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I wanted to wear pastels and bright colours because nothing screams Easter quite like that. It is autumn in Australia so the colours are a bit off trend at the moment but makeup is makeup and you can wear it whenever, there are no rules. Now that I’ve sufficiently gone on a tangent, let me share my Easter look with you and hopefully give you a little bit of inspiration for your own looks this week!

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MOTD: Lughnasadh/Lammas

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Today and tomorrow, people across the Southern Hemisphere are celebrating Lughnasadh (Lammas), which celebrates the first harvest after the full moon! To celebrate, I’ve created a little MOTD and I’m also sharing something extra special at the end of the post! I really hope that you enjoy this excuse to celebrate a seasonal holiday!

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Products Used:

Kat Von D Monarch Palette
Sleek Ultra Mattes V1 – yellow shade
ELF Baked Highlight in Moonlight Pearls
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm
Physicians Formula Bronze Booster
NYX Blush in Taupe
Milani Rose Powder Blush in Romantic Rose

I really wanted to use warm shades but specifically yellow because this time of year is all about wheat and Lammas essentially means ‘bread day’. In simpler times, by the time Lammas came around, people were really rationing what they had left of their food and Lughnasadh was a big feast time because it was the first harvest. The holiday represents abundance and the last rays of warm sun. We still have a bit of warm sun to go in Australia but definitely by Mabon, we will be feeling the cool weather! To celebrate the season, I did a bit of shopping and you bet I filmed some of it haha. I haven’t filmed anything in ages and this was really terrible so please excuse me but if you’d like to just hear my voice and see where I live, this will be the perfect video for you hahaha.

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Valentine’s Week: Cupid MOTD

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Today, I’m going to be sharing my most favourite post of this week! I knew I’d be doing this during this week even if I wasn’t posting once per day and I’m so happy that it turned out exactly how I wanted it to. I don’t think I’ve ever felt so cute in my life haha. I really hope that you enjoy this look as much as I enjoyed creating it!

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MOTD: Christmas Looks

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For the last post on Pastelsparkles for 2015, I thought that I’d share the makeup looks that I did over Christmas. I went to four Christmas related events over the last week so I thought I’d share a few of the makeup looks that I wore. I only have photos for two of the four because the last two events were me rushing to get ready/not so interesting looks haha. I hope that you enjoy!

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The first look was from Christmas Eve for my Christmas celebrations with my Italian family. I had a really great night with that side of my family. The second look is from Christmas day when I spent the day with my boyfriend’s family. I also wore Santa earrings from Cabochons n’ Crystals by Sherrell Burford. I’d definitely recommend supporting this little store because they’re local and affordable!

Christmas Eve Makeup Run Down:

L’Oreal Mattifying Base
L’Oreal Magic Touch Blur
CoverGirl 3 in 1 Foundation in 805
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 15 Fair
Australis Fresh n Flawless in Light Beige
NYX Powder Blush in Taupe
Savvy Blush in Plum
theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer
Chi Chi Brow Pomade
Inglot Eyeshadows
Inglot Pure Pigment shadow in 85
Maybelline Hyper Sharp Liquid Liner
Essence Multi-Action Volume Mascara
eBay lashes
Jeffree Star Androgyny

Christmas Day Makeup Run Down:

L’Oreal Mattifying Base
L’Oreal Magic Touch Blur
CoverGirl 3 in 1 Foundation in 805
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 15 Fair
Australis Fresh n Flawless in Light Beige
NYX Powder Blush in Taupe
Savvy Blush in Plum
theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer
Chi Chi Brow Pomade
Inglot Eyeshadows
Shiro Cosmetics Still No Oscar for Leo DiCaprio
Maybelline Hyper Sharp Liquid Liner
Essence Multi-Action Volume Mascara
eBay lashes
Jeffree Star Hoe Hoe Hoe

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I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas if you celebrated! I also wanted to thank everyone for an amazing year of blogging. I am so thankful for the support that you’ve all given me and I cannot wait for next year!

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MOTD: Adele’s Hello

Hello… It’s me.

This song absolutely blew up on the internet and is still being sung constantly by pretty much everyone and their dog and I thought that it was about time that I honoured Adele’s gorgeous eyeliner and cheekbone contour by trying to recreate the look that she wore in the music video! I hope that you enjoy!

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I used this Nikkie Tutorials tutorial to help me recreate this look. Because I was using this tutorial as a guide, I was also using a few elements that Nikkie was using from Adele’s SNL performance, like the glitter eyeliner.

 Slimming down the moon that is my face and clean eyeliner that suits hooded eyes are two things that I cherish. They’re also two things that Adele’s iconic makeup features. Michael Ashton is her regular makeup artist but I’m not sure if he was the makeup artist for this music video. If anyone knows who it was, I’d really appreciate it!

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Products Used:

L’Oreal Matte Primer
L’Oreal Miracle Touch Blur
Revlon ColorStay Oily/Combo in Ivory
Innoxa Under Eye Concealer
Australis Fresh N Flawless
NYX Powder Blush in Taupe
Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso
theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Makeup Geek Eyeshadows
(Vanilla Bean, Preppy, Barcelona Beach, Shimma Shimma, Ice Queen)
Chi Chi Brow Pomade in Blonde and Medium Brown
Maybelline Hyper Sharp Wing liner
NYX Glitter Liner in Silver
Essence Multi-Action Volume Mascara
MAC Blankety

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I don’t tend to go so heavy with my neutral eye makeup but I was loving how this turned out. With a nice set of falsies, this look would be perfect! I love the song and I adore the makeup. I also loved taking some photos of myself where I wasn’t being my regular, cutesy self.

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