Posts belonging to Category 'Makeup'

Quick n Zippy Beauty Crushes: Lime Crime Lipgloss, Apple Cider Vinegar, Models Prefer Eyeliner.

Lime Crime Carousel lipgloss in Snowsicle

Vegan friendly super glittery lipgloss. Need I say more?

They’ve also got a really cute tumblr!

If you'd rather check it out in person first, Red Stripe Clothing in Northbridge have a great range of Lime Crime makeup. Just before Christmas I was in there and mentioned this lipgloss and they got it in in their next order and THEN texted me when it came in so I wouldn’t miss out. Just wanted to give them a shout out because they deserve your business!

Apple Cider Vinegar by Braggs

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Already a huge fan of their liquid aminos, it seemed only a matter of time til I found my way to the ACV. Benefits? Well it depends on whom you talk to, but for me personally- digestion and skin goodness are really copping the awesomeness. *Get the one with mother!*

Models Prefer Kohl Pencil in Matte Black

Makes me feel like Daria Werbowy. Pencily on one end, smudgy on the other. You want a smoky eye? No problem. Oh you want a cat eye? Can-do. A kohl pencil is a staple (seriously everyone needs one) and this is a hard-working, versatile number. Purchase.

Are any of these favourites of yours too? Have you tried Apple Cider Vinegar for it's health benefits before? Leave a comment and let me know!

Article by Adriane Daff, equal parts fan of vinegar & makeup.

Be well,



Celebrity Makeup Tips & Tricks for Award Season!

Tis the season. Yes. Awards Season. It’s all a-happening in the world of outside beauty, and while the team at Wellness WA are 100% advocates of the more important inside beauty it is nice to have a bit of a play with the many, many fun looks we will be seeing in droves on the inter-nettles over the coming months. I watched the Golden Globes last Monday night so I say let’s give them a go! Let’s make them our own! Today let’s focus on the eyes and let’s pretend for a bit that… ok sure why not…We CAN look like Sienna Miller (‘s cousin?).

Now, full disclosure I am NOT a make-up artist I’m just giving it a go with what some may describe as a devil-may-care attitude (others may call it severe lack of skill) so if you are a make-up artist and you’re reading this, why gosh darn it, I would love to hear any feedback/comments. You’d make me day! OK let’s go have some fun…

1. Sienna Miller

How good was this anti make-up look on the red carpet? She cops a mention in my pre-article spiel as well as topping the list because this is beautiful, brave and b-b-bold. Makes me wanna go listen to the Spice Girls for some reason probably associated with Girl Power and being kick-ass confident.

To get this look I’ve gone ahead and conditioned my lashes to the max with Jane Iredale Pure Lash Conditioner before adding Sax mascara. And holy moly grrl, I got some length. You don’t really need anything else when you’re rolling this way…

Let’s promise to always condition

Before applying a great mascara as good as this…

2. Tina Fey

I love the Fey. She’s smart, she’s funny and this look was so beautiful on her. Browns, eyeliner for eye accentuation…a touch 1940’s dare I say it…

I’ve harnessed the assistance of Ere Perez Without Clothes Eye Shadow Duo (I love their lip stain, why wouldn’t I love this) I’ve applied the darker colour to the socket line/outer edge of the eye and the lighter colour to the inner part of the eye. And just as good as the aforementioned mascara, I’ve also used the Sax eyeliner to complete this look. To make it ‘pop’ as they say in the biz…

Ta da…

Will I become as funny as her now?

3. Nicole Richie & Kerry Washington

Holler at your colour!!! These two get a mention in my book for trying something different! (Look close I peep some purple on KW!)

Let’s go ahead and copy this using either a dark blue or a purple Shimmer Shine Pencil from BYS (Glides on so easy and so fun!) with wonderful help of the Stila eyeshadow duo in Tatiana.

To get this

Again I focused on the outer corners of the eyes blending in with the purple tones and ended up with the pink half of the Stila duo in the inner corners of my eye. Ah- a bold colour. Such a ball of a time.
Plus have any of you seen Django Unchained yet? (Starring Kerry Washington) SO GOOD!

Happy Awards season everyone. Have a blast with your makeup and beauty routine you beautiful people.

Article by Adriane Daff, makeup lover, actress & Siena Miller's cousin.

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A Tale of 2 Groupon Vouchers… Featuring Discount Gym Passes & Insanely Good Makeup Tools.

Picture a scene: you and friend sitting around doing what you do and all of a sudden their phone goes 'buzzzzz buzzzzzzz' then a second later yours goes 'buzzzzzzz buzzzzzzz' and after reading you both look up and almost perfectly in synch say; 'is $49 for 10 yoga sessions a good deal?'

Has that happened to you? No? It will. Why? Because everyone's inboxes are filling up with DEALS DEALS DEALS! Quick as a wink.

So today I'm going deep for you guys, I'm seeking out the deal BEHIND THE DEAL. And my dealer of choice today, is Groupon. In the first instance it must be said, I know it seems a little overwhelming. I know it seems easier to just bin that email without opening it. But if you do look you may just stumble upon a shining shimmering splendid.

So with that in mind and for the purposes of this article I decided to get myself a 24-piece Makeup Brush Set for $29. I had a choice of colour (black or pink) and the delivery was free. TWENTY NINE DOLLARS! PINK! FREE! !!! My choice was motivated by the fact that I have always gazed at makeup artists brush sets in giddy wonderment (in that clap your hands together and bob on the spot kind of way) and as previously mentioned on Wellness WA, I massively enjoy drawin' on me face.

To balance this out I also bought a 20 session pass to a gym for $49 (CBD Health Spa, a gym I like and where WE ARE LOVING that I don't have to buy a full year membership, aren't we guys?) so we are now looking at a product and a service. Range. I like it.

The brushes are flipping marvellous. I really cannot believe how it worked out to a little over a dollar a brush because the quality of them is so good. No stray brush hairs coming loose and hanging onto your chin like you're growing the world's thinnest most disgusting beard and my makeup application game has gone up a notch or two- hey don't wanna brag…all in all I'm THRILLED. The only downer was that they literally took months to be delivered – like 3 months- but my unease about that has subsided since I use these brushes everyday and am so happy with them. Plus the delivery was free so maybe chill Adriane, gees.

And the gym one? Um…well…you know…uhhh- that one was instantaneous as soon as I bought it and so there were no problems in THAT regard. Full access to the 24hr gym, all classes and even a couple of PT sessions. But I've only been about three times. I KNOW. But I've got three months to use that one so I'll just, you know, go every single day from now until the end of the year and then I will be the Queen of Groupon Success*. That's totally possible right?

If you've been ignoring those emails because they are annoying you in their multitude then downscale to the ones you are interested in (yes you can choose) and be in it to win it. You might end up with something useful for yourself or your loved ones.

What do you guys reckon? Have you got a good Groupon deal of late?

*Groupon never said they would MAKE me go, that has to come from within…is there a deal that could help with that?

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Reviews by Adriane Daff. Make up enthusiast and world class gym procrastinator.


Beauty Product Review: Benefit High Beam Illuminator and High Brow Glow Pencil!

Who likes drawing?

HAHA THAT’S A TRICK QUESTION- everyone loves drawing! I love drawing. And I love drawing on my face, that’s part of the reason why I love makeup so much. Because, if you feel like so inclined, it’s your way of showing the world that pink and green and red and freckles and glitter can co exist in a peaceful harmony of lines and lashes. Drawing on my own face satisfies some deep childhood, primal need.

Some months ago I purchased Benefit’s High Beam Illuminator, which is a kind of pearly paint that you put on your face with a mini paint brush to make yourself look awesome. And I lovvvvvvvvvvvvvvve it (I’d put like a million vs in there if it wasn’t so obnoxious), oh my goodness I wear it practically every day.

So imagine my giddy heights of excitement when I learnt that Benefit are now releasing another product which is the same principle of High Beam but in a pencil AND in a different color. Woah, woah, woah did you say PENCIL? Where do I sign up? Whereas High Beam gives you a Snow Queen chilling vibrancy, the new benefit High Brow Glow pencil gives you a champagne pink glow, like some sort of Studio 54 goddess. Yeahhhhhhhhh (with a million more hs). So here’s what I thought.

The High Beam paint (lets call it that for ease) will always have a place in my makeup bag because of the doll-like non-greasy sheen it gives my skin. I usually use it on my brow bone, top my cheekbones and sometimes even the inner corners of my eyes.

The beauty of the new pencil is that you get a different color therefore a warmer look- I’m quite pale so the frostiness of High Beam works for me but I’m imagining when we came back into summer or for the more olive toned ladies amongst us, this new color in the High Beam Glow pencil, will be like all your Christmases have come in June.

Also, being a pencil, I found I had greater precision and control, for example the pencil meant the inner corners of my eyes were a lot easier to get to. I also must point out, because this is kind of cool, you can use this nifty pencil on the sides of your nose and other places on your face for contouring!!! I don’t know a lot about contouring but I wish to know more, are you someone who knows a lot about this? Or would you like to know? Do you want your face to have the smooth plains and contours of the Swiss Alps? Yeah same. You should get the pencil.

Actually, can you get both? You should. Wonderful products that are not just for eyebrows, that have filled a big hole in my makeup routine, nice work benefit!

Available at Adore Beauty!

Also Check out Jade’s review of Benefit’s Watts Up illuminator on this very website, these guys have something for everyone!! <3
What do you think of the High Beam Illuminator and High Brow Glow Pencil? Do you like drawing? Lets talk about these things in the comments!

Review by Adriane Daff, glow enthusiast, drawing lover, excitable human being.

Be well,