‘Round and ’round like a horse on a Carousell

Hey guys!

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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NYX FACE Awards: Anime

Hey guys!

The NYX FACE Awards second challenge is up and running and this challenge is ‘Anime’! I nearly fell out of my chair when I heard that that was going to be the theme! Seeing as I was already making a costume for an anime character for AVCon this year, I thought that I may as well use this as a test run to see how I was going to do my makeup on the day and how the base of my costume looked. So for this challenge, I’m recreating the Snake Princess, Boa Hancock from One Piece!

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Zombie Beauty Tips!

Hey ghouls!

Are you tired of not being invited to parties because you’re “a rotted, blood-soaked legion of the undead”? Sick of going on date after date, only to have none of them ever return your phone calls?
Well! Ogle School and I are going to share with you how to get from monstrous to fabulous!

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PROBLEM: Dark Under Eye Circles

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SOLUTION:

  • At the stroke of midnight, enter the abandoned, haunted mansion at the top of the hill (use GPS for directions).
  • Place a spoon in the freezer/portal to demonic dimension.
  • After two minutes of fighting off the ghost of a 17th-century sea captain, remove the spoon from the freezer and gently rub it under each eye.

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  • Get sucked into the demonic dimension with fabulous, flawless under-eyes.

PROBLEM: Sagging, Rotting Skin

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SOLUTION:

  • Prep zombie skin with Bodyography’s Tinted Moisturizer
  • Apply an even layer of BB cream
  • Apply liquid foundation, followed by powder foundation.
  • Apply yellow-toned brightening powder to set makeup and smooth texture.
  • Eat brains with tight, perfect skin. (Yum!)

PROBLEM: Bloodshot Eyes

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There were no funny tricks for this one, that’s my real anxiety-ridden uni student bloodshot eyes from lack of sleep!

SOLUTION:

  • Commission a witch during the lunar solstice to cast an anti-bloodshot spell on you.
  • Sell your eternal soul to the devil in exchange for clear, bright eyes.
  • Use eyedrops.
  • Chant “Bloody Mary” three times in front of a mirror. When she appears, ask if she has any tips.

PROBLEM: Organs Spilling Out of Your Body

SOLUTION:

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  • Spanx.

PROBLEM: Hair-loss

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SOLUTION:

  • Rub 1/4 cup of coconut oil into your scalp.
  • Repeat as needed.
  • Make your own cute DIY wig with the hair of your victims (see Pinterest for fashion-forward styling tips).

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Styled to perfection ❤

PROBLEM: Blood-Stained Teeth

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SOLUTION:

  • Avoid the harsh chemicals in whitening strips by opting, instead, for a baking soda-based toothpaste.
  • Switch out your regular floss for the teeth-whitening kind.
  • Just roll with it. Chunky jewelry and blood-stained teeth are this season’s must-have accessories.

And now for the big reveal! After all of these helpful tips, I’ve gone from monstrous to fabulous!

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You can read Ogle School’s post here! With these tips, you’ll never have to feel monstrous ever again, unless of course you would like to!

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Saying Farewell to a Large Part of My Blogging Journey

Hey guys!

Today I am writing a rather sad post. I thought that it was something that you ought to know because it has been a large part of my blog for over a year now . For those who have come to my blog for these posts, I thought it would be good for you to know that you won’t be seeing these posts as frequently, if at all.

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For just over a year, I’ve been a contact lens model for Adelaide Little Lens and you have been able to read review posts for different lenses, monthly. Even before being a lens model, I was a regular customer and I relied on the products for my cosplay, lolita and daily needs. Back when I was selected, they were already my favourite store to purchase lenses from because of their affordable prices and their location. It also felt really familiar to purchase from them because they were part of the cosplay scene here.

As of the end of last month, Adelaide Little Lens has now closed and it absolutely breaks my heart.

On a positive note, if you were interested in purchasing from them, you can still purchase the remaining in-stock lenses that they have and I believe that you can still use my discount ‘PastelSparkles’ but it will be until stock runs out.

So, you won’t be seeing a monthly lens review from me anymore. They will probably still be dotted here and there but I now have to do a bit of research into where to buy from. I was gifted three pairs from Adelaide Little Lens and if you’re interested in seeing those reviews, I am more than happy to review them for you guys because you can still purchase the lenses that were sold at Adelaide Little Lens, in other lens stores.

Here are the majority of the lens reviews that I did over the last year, you can click on the photos to go to the reviews.

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I hope that you’re all having a fantastic time.
If you are interested in picking up any of the in-stock lenses, get in contact with Adelaide Little Lens here.

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Au revoir xxx

MOTD: Cry Baby

Hey guys!

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!

Hey Guys!

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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Clowning Around for the Royal Adelaide Show!

Hey guys!

Today is the first day of the Royal Adelaide Show and to celebrate, I thought that I’d do a Clown-type of look! I don’t go to the Royal Show much because it isn’t really my thing, but I love the art, fashion and garden things that are on during the week and a half that the event is on. I also love the petting zoo because I get to pet little piggies ❤

People from all over South Australia come to the Royal Adelaide Show and I just really wanted an excuse to do some fun makeup because I’d been missing it a bit!

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I was so set on wearing this blue wig because it is the only clown length wig that I own but I cut a forehead fringe into it so that I would wear it more regularly and that covered up the little design on my eyebrows so I pushed away the fringe so that you could see it better.

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I did my first sucessful cut crease with this look and now that I know how to do it really well, I know I’m going to be doing this kind of makeup a lot. I was going to recreate one of my favourite clowns, Buggy the Clown, from One Piece but I lacked confidence to do a really sucessful crossbones on my forehead haha, so this is what I came up with instead!

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Products used:

Rimmel Lasting Finish Gel foundation
Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer
Australis Fresh and Flawless
NYX Taupe Blush
Essence So Glow Highlighter
NYX Macaron Lippie in Chambord
Inglot Eyeshadows
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
TheBalm Meet Matt(e) Nude Palette
Maybelline Hyper Sharp Wing
Covergirl Clump Crusher + Length
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean and Peacock
i.Fairy Luna Violet lens

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I hope that you enjoy the Royal Adelaide Show if you decide to go this year and if not, I hope that you enjoy your weekend!

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