Friday, 24 October 2014

Summer: what's in my beach bag?




Well hello beautiful people, I hope you are having a lovely day or night where ever you are in the world. In Australia it’s coming up to summer! Which means 1. Fire season is coming upon us which is a negative but it’s also BEACH TIME!! WOOHOO GET EXCITED! I then though why not blog about what I take to the beach.

Now before you continue reading, I should warn you I am a HUGE hoarder when it comes to taking things in my bag because you never know what’s going to happen so you may as well be prepared.

 LETS BEGIN! 

1. My wallet
2. Phone 
3. Dove deodorant
4. Hair spray (because it’s that time of the year where you need to embrace your natural hair so lets contain it as much as possible)
5. A body spray/ perfume, the one I use is quite fruity/ floral sent 
6. Mints. I like the chewy kind 
7. Lip balm of some sort, I always go with one that has SPF in it but I need to buy a new one 
8. Sunscreen
9. Moisturizer
10. Towel 
11. Hair pins and ties 
12. Lip stain 
13. Concealer 
14. Powder 
15. Powder brush 
16. Plastic bag for anything that is wet 







Those my friends are just my essentials!

Why don’t you comment down below, what’s your essential item for going to the beach? Mines headphones

Celest xo


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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Products - Autumn Inspired Makeup




·        Loreal Lumi Magique
·        Benefit Brow shaping kit
·        Maybelline Instant age rewind
·        NYX love in Paris eye shadow
·        Maybelline Hyper glossy liquid liner
·        The Body Shop 01 eye definer
·        Benefit They’re real mascara
·        Maybelline illegal length mascara
·        Benefit Hello flawless powder
·        Maybelline fit me 230
·        Loreal glam bronzer
·        NYX retractable lip liner – Sienna
·        Maybelline 645 Red Revival matt lipstick 


Celest xo

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Saturday, 11 October 2014

Lights! Camera! Action!!!!






One of the subjects I do is Fashion & Textiles and every year the school puts on a fashion parade; a night when people can come and view what the Senior School students have created during the year.  The garment I choose to put in from my years’ work was inspired by 90s grunge and 60s Op & pop art.  I was however inspired by the idea of a slinky…and…I still don’t know why….a slinky came to mind so I thought “HEY! Let’s put pleats across the legs so it has the same concept of a slinky”….it was so random…



Making the garment meant stressful late night, constant drives to Spotlight, and getting frustrated because you can’t find the right material.   Oh and let’s not forget the endless pricking of the finger and unpicking stiches.




Show time!

On Wednesday I was so nervous and stressed, lol who am I kidding the whole year was stressful when it came to fashion but I loved it.  At lunchtime we had to show case our work to students who came, to us it was like a rehearsal for later that night but it was still scary.  My hands were shaking when I tried to get the outfit on Em.  I was so scared of what people would think of it, if they thought it was really bad, but at the same time I didn’t really care because I was proud of what I put up; it was what I wanted it to be.  After the parade I was quite surprised by how many complements and hugs I got ….I just didn’t think people would like it because it wasn’t your everyday runway design, because I did want it to be something people could wear in reality.



On the night I was manic backstage.  People where everywhere, things where everywhere.  The school brought in makeup artist to do the models make up which was exciting.  I got her to do Em’s makeup with a brown toned eye shadow to open up her eyes, I didn’t want to go heavy on the eyes because heavy toned makeup doesn’t suit her, the clothes where really dark and the lips were already going to be a bold colour.  She gave her a dark red look for the lips that matched the colour of the top.  The rest of the makeup was just your everyday blush and bronzer plus the base of course.





"Celest take a snap for me" (it got boring back stage) :)




The night was great, after all us year 11’s got their models to showcase the outfit we then came out with them and I was so nervous when I saw everyone I practically ran off stage, but it was such an amazing feeling seeing everyone clapping and smiling my way.  I really cannot wait until I do it again next year; I even already have a rough idea of what I want to do.  Next year I want to put both my garments on show, not just one.


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Celest xo


Sunday, 5 October 2014

The natural cure to dark under eye circles + damaged hair!

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Coconut oil what a beautiful thing it is, there are just no words to describe how much I love it. Why you might ask? Well because it is amazing at helping your skin and hair!

Skin: being oh so fortunate by having a Latina background I was gifted with the beautiful look of having dark under eye circles or also known as racoon eyes. How lucky am I! I have found a solution! Rub coconut oil on the area that is dark and I promise you they will fade over time.

Hair:  I use coconut oil as a hair treatment to hydrate and strengthen my hair. I do it once to twice a week and I noticed the difference straight away when I began using it.  These are the steps I take

Steps

1.      Cover hair in the oil, comb through
2.      Wrap hair in a hair cap or towel (if using a towel heat it up so the oil stays in its liquid form)
3.      Rest for at least an hour
4.      Rinse out with your normal shampoo and conditioner
Some people say you shouldn’t use shampoo while rinsing, I however haven’t found a difference when I do or don’t use it. Some other benefits of using it is clearing dandruff, strengthening hair allowing it to grow faster, softens and illuminates it within one use


You can buy coconut oil at any supermarket. I strongly recommend this treatment if you have curly hair because it makes your curls hold easily as well as reduce frizz.


Celest xo