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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sourcing new products for Clients- NYX Cosmetics

This week a client asked me if we had the NYX S118 Eye Shadow box in stock. The bad news was that we did not have it at all and never had one.  This box has 112 different eye shadows in it and looked amazing, just the thing a Makeup Artist would want to have in her kit.

The bad news for my clinet Melissa was that she had exhausted her contacts trying to locate one of these pallets and my supplier told me that they did not have one either. What to do as I hate to leave a client without a product when they need one?

But wait!!!!!  My supplier came back to me very excited as they had located 2 of the NYX S118 Pallets in a cancelled order!  How happy was I?  Very happy as it always feels good to find something your clients want desperatley.

I can tell you that when I let my client Melissa know about the find she was very excited and said 
" Send it to me immediatley!"   Here is a link to her blog and you can tell how excited she is about the pallet.  Glitter Princess Blog

Lucky for me the supplier found 2 so I purchased both as I thought I might have to have one of these amazing pallets myself.  Take a look at them and you will know why the fuss.

 Great Colours aren't they?  The bottom set of colours is on a slide out tray which means it is very compact to fit into a Makeup Kit.

Have you tried NYX - love to hear what products you have used and if you liked them?

You know what happen next?  I showed the box on Facebook to our fans and you guessed it, someone else purchased the second box.  So now I don't have one left for me..oh well the customers must come first.  I will be ordering more of these and I will keep one for me..I love a pallet.

These are RRP $59.99 for 112 colours which is pretty good value and NYX is a great quality makeup.



Sunday, August 21, 2011


We love NYX so wanted to share this review with you.  We can order any of the pallets in for our customers.  We at Makeupet have been selling this brand now for about 1 month and the response has been amazing. 

The pallets, jumbo eye pencils and eye shadows are so full of colour and the prices are all very low.  Check them out after you see this review.  Email us to get you a pallet if you need one.  email

Thursday, August 18, 2011

My Week With Marilyn Monroe New Movie

I am a big fan of the Late Marilyn Monroe and I am so looking forward to the release of a new movie called My Week with Marilyn, I hope you love this on

My Week with Marilyn is an upcoming British drama film directed by Simon Curtis and written by Adrian Hodges. It stars Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Redmayne, Dominic Cooper and Emma Watson. Based on two books by Colin Clark, it depicts the making of the 1957 film The Prince and the Showgirl which starred Marilyn Monroe and Laurence Olivier. The film focuses on the week in which Monroe spent time being escorted around Britain by Clark, after her husband, Arthur Miller, left the country.

Do you love the mystery of Marilyn? 

Monday, August 15, 2011

The Prettiest Boy in the World

What do you think of this?  Love him?  Or not?  I think he is amazing!Wanted to share this story reported in the New York Fashion Pages - link to original is attached.
 (Photo: Valérie Belin. Hair by David Martinez. Makeup by Odile Subra. Clothing by Gaspard Yurkievich.)

The Prettiest Boy in the World

Many people are blessed with beauty. Some even make a career of it. But very few can work both sides of the runway.

One evening in late July, a fashion model in very short shorts was walking down Lafayette Street when a ­middle-aged guy in a baseball cap, pudgy and plodding, stopped dead in his tracks.
“Hey! Hey, you!” he called out in a thick Brooklyn accent, sidling up. “Are you a model?”
The model peered down at him and gamely grinned. “I am.”
“You’re gorgeous.” The man whistled through his teeth. “Shoot! Where are you, you know, illustrated in?”
“Oh, different places,” the model demurred.
“Well, you got my vote,” the guy said. “Man!” He shook his head in amazement and reluctantly continued down the street, completely unaware that the woman he had just encountered was not a woman at all but was in fact Andrej Pejic, a male model who has garnered much attention in the fashion world for his recent success modeling women’s clothing. That day, in addition to the shorts, Pejic was sporting a lacy black blouse over a black tank top, long blond hair, and smoky eyes. He had just come from a shoot for a Spanish magazine where he had shown to good effect a number of items generally considered to be in women’s domain: a floor-length wrap dress, a fur coat, a wide-brimmed felt hat, and, toward the end of the day, a rosy lip stain.
“What color did you use on his lips?” one of the women milling about the studio had asked the makeup artist.
“It’s sort of a berry,” he’d answered, at which point she ducked into the changing room and began dabbing the same shade on her own pout.
And so in moments like the one on Lafayette Street, when Pejic is the object of a clearly heterosexual advance, he does not usually choose to disabuse the potential suitor of his confusion, in part because he knows that the mistake is a fair one. When he first showed up at the Chadwick agency in Melbourne, Australia, the town where he grew up, he was quickly signed and just as quickly told he would be unlikely to find much work in the relatively macho Australian market: He was too beautiful to be an obvious choice for men’s campaigns, but he was not actually a woman. The next year, after Pejic graduated from high school and moved to London, his extreme androgyny made it difficult for him even to secure a British agent. “I remember it was raining and horrible,” he tells me. “I was walking in a street without an umbrella—it was a really dramatic, kind of movie moment—and I was just like, ‘Oh my God, I came to London, I spent my mom’s money, I’m not even gonna get an agency.’ ” He giggles in a low register and continues, “It was like ­Madonna going to Hollywood.” At Storm, the fifth agency he visited, owner Sarah Doukas—known for discovering Kate Moss—decided to take a chance on him. “When I first met ­Andrej, I didn’t think, What a beautiful boy or girl,” Doukas says. “I certainly didn’t want to put him in one particular box.” The agency posted him not just on the men’s board but also on the women’s.
In Europe’s fashion world, where the masculine ideal is a good deal less masculine, Pejic found some work, but he didn’t become one of the industry’s coveted items—the modeling world’s version of the Birkin or the Spy Bag or the Muse—until Carine Roitfeld, then editor-in-chief of French Vogue, decided to dress him as a woman for an editorial shoot. “Carine Roitfeld was just like, ‘Put him in ­Fendi!’ ” Pejic explains before adding, “My agency did ask me if I was comfortable with it, but I’ve been dressing in skirts since I was very little, so for me it was, ‘Of course.’ ”
Since then, “I guess professionally I’ve left my gender open to artistic interpretation,” he says. This past year, he walked in both men’s and women’s shows for Jean Paul Gaultier (who describes Pejic as an “other­worldly beauty”), and was cast as ­Gaultier’s bride—traditionally a line’s pièce de ­résistance—in his Spring 2011 couture show. For New York’s Fashion Week in February, he modeled in five shows for men and four for women. Even at men’s shows, Galliano put him in “a skimpy little singlet” and Gaultier dressed him as Betty Catroux, Yves Saint Laurent’s androgynous female muse. He’s been photographed by Steven Meisel and Juergen Teller. His mother has been on Australian television to talk about her son. He is now famous enough in that country that he wears sunglasses to go outside.
On a recent Saturday afternoon, Pejic invites me along to a shoot he’s doing on the 32nd floor of a sleek apartment building in Tribeca. When we enter the main room, light is beaming in from a huge wraparound veranda with a view of Manhattan’s southern tip. The shoot’s creative director, Rushka Bergman—who for three years was also the stylist for that bygone pinnacle of androgyny, Michael Jackson—is wearing sunglasses the size of saucers and conferring with the makeup artist while another male model lounges about in an open leather shirt, occasionally flexing his pectorals. Music blares. Assistants flutter. Pejic is hustled into hair and makeup.

Pimples and other blemishes on our faces

No matter what your age we women - I suppose men do also- but my focus is on women today -we all get pimples, zits, acne call them what you like - we all get them at times in our lives.

And we all HATE getting them with a passion!  I suffered  a bit when in my teens and had to go onto some medication for a while to help rid my skin of these horrid things, however it was short term so no long term damage to my skin.  My brother on the other hand had pimples that were like mountains and he has many scares on his face now which is sad for him.

I have found a skincare cream/treatment that is a new comer in my view to the Aussie market called Beautiful Caroline BB Cream.  BB Cream is a Banish Blemishes Cream with a tinted moisturizer also, how cool!

The BB Cream market across Asia is huge and very popular as the creams have many benefits for the skin such as controlling oil, calming the skin and giving a great natural coverage.   The one issue with the current creams is that they are very pale in colour and therefore will not suit many Australian skintone unless you are very pale or you are of Asian decent.

The good news is that I have found another brand of BB creams that comes in 3 colours and these I hope will be a better colour range that suits the Australian complexions.

I am having this product evaluated by our Face Book fans - we send them the cream and they evaluate it and share their views back with us.  Join the fan page and you could participate in these kind of evaluations and giveaways.
Here is the BB Beautiful Caroline Cream:    
Whitening + Anti wrinkle + Moisture + Skin protection [SPF30,PA++] + Natural skin tone + Soothing effect + Sebum control

This multi-functional & Natural BB cream including rosemary, grape, aloe, green tea has whitening, anti wrinkle, moisturizing, cell renewal and skin protection effect against harmful UVA, UVB rays, pollution.

It leaves a radiant, clear and healthy complexion with flawless and natural finish.

It has total revitalizing effect of hydrating,improving skin elasticity, nourishing and brightening benefits.

It evens skin tone with velvety smooth texture and conceals blemishes, discoloration area on face including acne, age spot, dark circles,
sun spots, scars.

Beautiful Caroline BB cream is designed for all ages and all skin types to help create a youthful, healthy complexion. 

Have you tried a BB cream -what did you think and what brand was it? Would you like to use a BB cream?  Tell us what you think please.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Australian Brands Made in Australia - yes we still have some

I love to support other Australian based businesses and saw this article in the Australian newspaper & had to share it with you just in case you did not see it.  The link to the original article is here also. The Australian

 Georgie Kidman tries on Australian-made Zoe Elizabeth swimwear at its store in Armadale, Victoria. Picture: Stuart Mcevoy Source: The Australian

WHILE most fashion labels now carry the obligatory "Made in China" tag, there is a small groundswell of designers using Australian manufacturers.
Three Melbourne labels, Zoe Elizabeth, Extinct and Lisa Barron, are sticking to their guns and continue to have their ranges produced in Australia.
Besides the benefits such as having better control and being able to do smaller runs, the designers say that knowing their lines aren't produced in sweatshop conditions in Asia is a big advantage. All three are also passionate about keeping jobs and creativity in Australia.
Zoe Weir, designer and creator of Zoe Elizabeth, began producing bikinis four years ago from Liberty print fabric and has ventured into daywear. 

Although the swimsuit fabric is sourced overseas, everything else from design to production is done in Victoria.

"Having my range manufactured in Melbourne allows me to have control over the quality and be there every step of the way," Weir says. "I think the Zoe Elizabeth customer likes to know that they are getting a limited edition piece that is made in Melbourne and not mass produced. I enjoy the wonderful manufacturers that I work with and feel as though they continue to help and support me every step of the way."
Simon Foretti, owner and designer of Extinct, is proud of his support of local manufacturers.
"There's way less chance of miscommunication, because if there is a problem you go to the factory and see it direct; and it is extremely difficult to sort out problems long distance," he says.
With her label nearing its 30th year in Australia, Lisa Barron sees a swing back to local production as Chinese manufacturers increase prices.

Although unlikely to outstrip the popularity of clothes made in China and India, the demand for locally produced clothing with a low carbon footprint is on the rise.

So when you can buy Australian made or at least buy from online stores located in Australia as it does help to keep Australians working - even if they do import product like us.

This article is from the Australian Newspaper and shared with you today.  Link to the paper is at the top of the article.