‘Round and ’round like a horse on a Carousell

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Today, I’m going to be talking about an app that I think everyone who hoards things needs. I collect a lot of makeup and part of that is because I love it and part of it is because I want to talk about new things on my blog a lot but lately I’ve been watching A LOT of project pans, declutter, and minimalism videos on YouTube and I’ve become inspired to downsize my collection a bit. Especially with my Journey to Cruelty-Free. I’d originally been using Depop to try to sell some things but I never made much from it so I found a new app called Carousell and within the last week I made over $100+ so I just HAD to talk about it with you. This post isn’t sponsored, it’s just a friendly suggestion to those who want to make money and turn trash into treasure!

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My Jeffree Star Cosmetics Collection – May 2016

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By now, I’m sure that you’re aware of how much of a fan I am of Jeffree Star Cosmetics. I am constantly posting about the products and constantly buying most of the newly released items. Today, I wanted to share with you what I have as well as swatches of each item. I hope that you enjoy!

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I own 14 Jeffree Star lipsticks and they can be seen in this handy dandy graphic that I made!

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  1. L to R: Blue Velvet (LE), I’m Royalty, Blow Pony
  2. L to R: Scorpio, Posh Spice, Androgyny, Unicorn Blood
  3. L to R: Hoe Hoe Hoe (LE), Redrum, Anna Nicole, Masochist
  4. L to R: Doll Parts, Dirty Money, Breakfast At Tiffany’s

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Floral Avant-Garde look

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Today’s post is going to be on a look that I did mainly using Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks. I haven’t been able to post a creative look in such a long time and I feel so bad for lacking in that department because that was one of my most favourite things to post about. I’ve been wanting to get a little bit more creative with my Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks because I have quite a collection now (I still don’t have enough, though) and I want to start using them for more that just liquid lipsticks. I hope that you enjoy this avant-garde look!

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I basically wanted to do lots of flowers on my face. I have the anther of the flower on each of my temples with multicoloured petals shooting out from it on my forehead and cheekbones. My eyelids and lips became an anther too and I added white dots to symbolise the pollen pods and white petals around the eyes.

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MOTD: Blue Year’s Eve!

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For my first post of 2016, I thought I’d share with you my makeup for the New Year’s Eve party that I attended! I accidentally made all of my outfit blue themed haha. I have had so many wonderful opportunities in 2015 and I have so many more in this new year. I’m so excited to share it all with you! I have also worn a lot of Jeffree Star in 2015 and I’ve been absolutely loving it. Hopefully this year I’ll expand my collection even more! On to the makeup.

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Review: Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick

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I think that you guys are well aware of my obsession with Jeffree Star’s Blue Velvet Velour Liquid Lipstick. Well, I thought that it was about time that I bought a few more shades so that I could make a little bit of a review and swatch post for you all! I know that this won’t be my last Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick post because there are a few more shades in the current line that I want to pick up and there will probably be new shades that I will need over time. Sorry, Mum.

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Rouche Boutique sell almost every colour available and because they are Australian based, I purchase my Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks through them. Also, when you convert the USD to AUD and then add the extra shipping, it works out to be a similar price anyway. I just purchased I’m Royalty, one of their newest shades, Masochist, and Blow Pony. I love my purples and believe it or not, I don’t own any colours that even come close to any of these shades that I purchased.

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L to R: Blue Velvet (LE), I’m Royalty, Masochist, Blow Pony.

Here are all of the colours swatched on my arms

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L to R: Blue Velvet (LE), I’m Royalty, Masochist, Blow Pony.

So now I’m going to show you all what the colours look like on my lips!

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Here is Blue Velvet on my lips. You’ll recognise this one from my Liptember posts because it was quite a popular shade for me to wear. It was such an odd first choice of lipstick but I didn’t own any Blue lipstick quite like this at the time of purchase and I just thought that it was so pretty. I didn’t expect to get anywhere near as much wear out of it as I have. I really love the way that it looks on me and I’ve so far loved how it looks on everyone else! Something about it just looks awesome on everyone.

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A lot of people have said that the Colour Pop Ultra Matte Lipstick in Jellies is a dupe for this shade and while it may be in the same colour, not all blues were made alike #50ShadesOfBlue. I have a comparison swatch here for you guys so that you can all see the difference. CP Jellies has a much warmer base to it and for that reason, I do not like the way that it looks on me. I still think that it’s cool but it isn’t everything that I had hoped for. Blue Velvet, however, was everything that I’d hoped for. It just sucks that it is vastly more expensive than the Colour Pop Ultra Mattes haha.

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Here is I’m Royalty on my lips. I don’t own any purple that is as purple as this lipstick. I swatched it on my arm next to MAC Heroine, Australis TOK-I-O, etc. and they all looked pink compared to this colour and I always thought of those shades as too purple to suit me even though I love them. However, this is surprisingly wearable! It is totally a statement lipstick, that’s for sure, but I think that it will really suit a lot of people because it is so cool toned purple.

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Here is Masochist on my lips. When I first got my new package from Rouche Boutique, I just had to put this shade on. It is so gorgeous and I can’t stop looking at this photo. It is basically my new favourite photo of myself because I can’t believe how much I love this colour on me. It is a medium-dark pink and I just think that it is super flattering. The only negative that I have about this product is the name. I know Jeffree tries to push boundaries with shades and names but yeah, I’m not so down for this name, like I wasn’t down for Abused. Regardless, this is still a beautiful shade and I would highly recommend it!

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Here is Blow Pony on my lips. I really love this colour! I totally tried to match my jumper to my lipstick in this photo and I suppose that it paid off because the one and only Jeffree Star liked my photo and my instagram blew up. My boyfriend really loves this lipstick on me too, which is a total bonus, in my opinion. If you love your purple lips and aren’t game enough to wear as purple a shade as I’m Royalty, then I’d recommend giving this shade a go 🙂

The coolest thing about this product is that it is vegan, cruelty-free and lip and eye safe. You can wear any of the lip sticks as eye liners. That is so cool!!! I was thinking about doing an eye liner look with Blue Velvet but I wasn’t sure if I could. So now you can pretty up your lips and your eyes with this gorgeous product!

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So that is it for my current collection of the Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks. I am really looking forward to the Christmas collection, namely Doll Parts and Androgyny. Are you excited for any of the Christmas shades and which currently available shades would you recommend that I pick up next?

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MOTD: Cry Baby

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Today I’m going to be showing you a look that I teased a little bit on my Instagram. I don’t know if I have talked about this here on my blog before but I adore Melanie Martinez. I think that she is a fantastic musician and her first album, Cry Baby, was released fairly recently. With the release of her new album, she collaborated with Lime Crime to create a lipstick to help celebrate and I fell in love with the promo image so I thought that I would try to recreate it to the best of my ability! I hope that you enjoy!

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This photo was me trying to recreate the pose but no one can be Melanie. I kind of wish that I had a split wig that looked like her hair because I’ve always admired her hair.

I also edited on the tear drops because that stuff never translates well when I create it. So I cheated a little haha.

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Naturally, I also took about a thousand photos.

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Here are the products that I used to create this look:

NYX White Liquid Liner
NYX Macaron Lippie in Blue Velvet (it is a close dupe for Lime Crime’s Cry Baby)
BH Cosmetics Galaxy Chic Eyeshadow Palette
Face of Australia blush in O Peachy!
Face of Australia HD Brow Kit
Maybelline HyperSharp Wing Liner
Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara
eBay Lashes
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I also used the GEO Princess Mimi lenses in Almond Brown and you can purchase them from here.
If you use the code “PastelSparkles” you can receive a 10% discount!

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There is a close up of my eye makeup that you can find on my instagram 🙂

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I hope that you’re all enjoying your day and I hope that you have a great weekend!
Tomorrow is Talk Like A Pirate Day and I know that my friends and I are dressing up for it so there might be a bonus post on Sunday to do with that!

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Liptember Week 2!

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It has been another week of Liptember and I can’t believe how quickly that I’m noticing this month is go by. Taking a selfie every day is a very interesting experience in itself haha. So once again, I’m going to show you my week of lip colours for Liptember and I’m also going to talk about what I’ve been able to talk about during this week. As per usual, you can learn more about Liptember here and you can donate here!

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Day 8 – NYX Macaron Lippie – Blue Velvet

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Day 9 – MAC – Heroine

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Day 10 – Lancome – Rouge In Love – 351B

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Day 11 – Wet n Wild – Pinkerbell

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Day 12 – Colourpop – Dr. M

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Day 13 – Milani – Hot Pink Rage

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Day 14 – Revlon – Matte Balm – Shameless

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I didn’t get to talk about mental health all that much this week. This week we also had Suicide Prevention Day or as some people know it, R U OK day. I have my own opinions of the whole R U OK idea but I know that to the core, it comes from a very good place and can help a lot of people. This week I also submitted an essay on a sociological theorist called Emile Durkheim who wrote on suicide and how society plays a large role in suicides and I think that if everyone gave his work a little read, we might all be better for it. Alternatively, I might submit my paper to Academia.com so that you guys can read it because it will be in words that are much easier to understand than a proper theoretical paper haha.

I spoke to some people this week about how I am going mentally. September has actually been a pretty bad month for myself, mentally. I know though that talking about it with people that I can trust is really helping me a lot and I would encourage you all to do the same if you find yourself in a similar situation.

You’re worth receiving help. You don’t have to struggle through mental illness on your own.

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If you are interested, you can click here for week 1!

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