Welcome to the Smoke Show

I have always been intimidated by eyeshadow. I don’t know why, but I could never get it to look right or straight up gave up on trying.

Enter ShadowSense. It’s opened a whole new world for me. And I have the confidence to get creative with these highly pigmented colours. The quality of the product, how blendable the cream to powder is. Aaaaah I just love ShadowSense!

Now, I’ll admit it, I had fun making this video. I’m beginning to enjoy the editing process in iMovie. Thinking of switching up cameras though for my next video to my dSLR instead of my iPhone, which will be a wing liner tutorial as requested by my customer base.

Sit back, and enjoy the Smoke Show.

The ShadowSense colours I used:
  • Candlelight
  • Moca Java
  • Garnet mixed with Onyx
  • Silver Shimmer
 
If I can do it, you can too 😊

Oh, So Glamorous!

This weekend, I held a Glamour Clinic for my customers/potential customers in my home.

It’s a great reason for me to tidy up my house! haha!

I had my whole (growing) kit laid out for them to check out and see what was new since my last clinic.

I colour-matched foundation, tinted moisturizers, recommended LipSense colours and did some make overs.

 

 

Basically, we sat around playing make up, ate cheese and drank prosecco.

Fun was had by all. I still need to practice applying eyeliner on others. I apparently really suck at it. Who knew it would be so hard?!

I’m in the beginning stages of starting my certification to become a makeup artist through SeneGence.

It’s scary and exciting all at once!

Preparation, procrastination, and more research. I am a master procrastinator. A procraftinator, if you will. I knit or watch make up tutorials (or sports) when I should be tidying/cleaning/washing/unf*^%$ing the house. But I digress.

As I’ve mentioned previously, I have anxiety and ADHD and it can sometimes makes things very overwhelming, hence my need to research and watch and learn all the things so I’m ready to go.

I’ve been researching, as I do, to upgrade my makeup brushes (very soon), which I’m sure I’ll review for y’all, to improve my skills in blending, blending and blending. Did I mention blending?

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Circling back to the Glamour Clinic, I’ll continue to run them, to learn as I go, to teach my customers/models about the products I’m using on them and the techniques I’m using so that they can go home and do it themselves.

Over the next 12 months I need to have completed 58 different techniques on 58 different faces! So, I’ll be calling on you local folk for your help!

Becoming a make up artist is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time but lay dormant in my subconscious for a couple of decades. Good lord, that makes me feel old, especially with my birthday this week! But I digress.

Finding your fire again is invigorating; I’m not just a stay at home mum. As my daughters like to call me, I’m ‘the makeup lady’. And I’m very happy with that.

Mermaid Lips

Green with Envy

I love green. I have knit up so many things in green. I just love it. Never would I have thought to wear a green eyeshadow however, and yet here we are.

I’m wearing Seafoam Shimmer from the Coastal Collection and I’m in love. Yes, I can be in love with multiple colours, there’s no law against that! You’re not my mom!

It’s not normally my go to green, but I can see the appeal to it. It’s a summery colour (even though it’s winter here) and the shimmer just gives me life!

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Today I’m wearing:

Colour Correcting Tinted Moisturizer in medium
Tan MakeSense Foundation
Chocolate Cherry BlushSense
Garnet and Onyx ShadowSense mixed 60/40 for brows
Pearlizer as highlighter
LashSense With UnderSense in Black
Candlelight ShadowSense
Pink Posey ShadowSense
Seafoam ShadowSense
Onyx ShadowSense as liner
Summer Fun LipSense topped with Pink Sand Glitter Gloss both from the Costal Collection.

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Serious brows are serious today…well, everyday haha!

Tomorrow I might push the boundaries a little with my eyes and go for broke with Seafoam and Shell Glitter ShadowSense. My favourite MUA and SeneSister has created a look I want to replicate. Stay tuned.

Other musings:

I’ve finally ordered my ring light direct from the manufacturer this time, so I hope it gets sent to the correct address this time which was very clear in my order! *ahem*

I received a package today from my Crown Princess (yes, our ranks are royalty) and my heart is full of gratitude! She spoiled me for all the work I did in May. I’m beyond thrilled to have been recognised for going outside my comfort zone!

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The germs are still hanging around my house and I want them to go away! My eldest kiddo is still sick and youngest is recovering thanks to antibiotics. I’m fighting strong for them both cause I ain’t got time to be sick!

The cats are catting.

So Much Pink!

I’m in love. Don’t tell my husband!

These colours are LIFE! I went live on my Facebook group page to get ready with a little assistance from my 4 year old haha #mumlife

I just can’t describe how pretty these colours are!!

I can see why Nude Pink LipSense sold out! it’s the perfect nude colour. Topped with Pink Sand Gloss it’s the perfect pair.

And on my eyes I used Candlelight, Pink Posey and topped it off with Shell Glitter to highlight. I have to order more She’ll Glitter since it’s limited edition! It is LIFE!!

If you’ve been hesitant to try ShadowSense, I implore you to try it! Easy to use, easy to blend, buildable colour, water resistant and does not budge once it’s set. And oh so versatile. I’ve lined my eyes with Onyx ShadowSense and used Garnet and Onyx mixed for my brows.

Today I also used the Colour Correcting Tinted Moisturizer over the Brightening Multi-Vitamin Treatment.

For my cheeks I used Chocolate Cherry BlushSense. For my lashes I used UnderSense with LashSense in black.

I’m so happy with how my skin is looking lately! It’s luminous!

You know what you have to do to get great skin 😉

They’re heeeere!

OMG OMG OMG My product delivery came and I’m overwhelmed in a good way! So. Much. Product!!

I am in love with the Costal Collection and I haven’t even worn any of it yet. The colours in person are even more divine than the images I’ve posted.

 

I may go live on facebook and do a video of me putting my detoxifying and moisturising mask ooooh silliness haha I’ll post a pic of it here for y’all.

There’s been a ShadowSense explosion in my kit! I have over 10 colours now and can’t wait to play with all of the new colours!! Ooooh! I’m going to need a pallet for blending custom colours too!

I’m having a read through the SeneBlends Guide and I’m super excited to learn as much as I can and put it in practice!

I’m still waiting on my ring light to arrive before I record anything.

**update** the ring light has been returned to Sydney. Not impressed. Oh well, I’ve requested a refund for it.

Oh and I’m sick to boot as are my daughters! And we’re laughing at each other cause we all sound funny.

 Till next time!