26 August 2012


I simply adore this makeup; it's a sleek, crisp winged liner, contrasted by the sexy, smokey lower lashes. How gorgeous is the metallic lid colour? Can't get enough... This entire look can be obtained with the Naked Palette by Urban Decay!

Let me know if you try this look, I've been wearing it non stop!

20 August 2012


Hey guys!

Recently I've been recieving a lot of questions about makeup brushes and which brushes I would suggest to someone that wants to begin their collection!

Since discovering Sigma Brushes in 2011, I've grown quite a collection. I've compiled a list of the best makeup brushes that I believe every true makeup lover needs.

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The F25 Tapered Face Brush: This is a large, versatile face brush useful for applying all over powder, or product to more specific areas such as hilight, cheek or contour colours.
It's wonderfully soft and I love that unlike most powder brushes, the tapered tip allows for ease of application into every nook of your face.
I rarely use an all over face powder so for me, I use this one to set my under eye concealor to prevent creasing.

The F15 Duo Fibre Powder Blush Brush is another versatile brush that can be used with powder or creams. I love to apply my liquid foundation during the summer with this brush, and it gives me the most flawless, natural looking foundation with an air-brush type appearance.
It features fibre blended bristles that delicately apply the product when you use a softer hand, and then when using firmer pressure you get a stronger application! Great for applying any type of blush also, it's very difficult to apply too much with this brush.

The F84 Angled Kabuki Brush is my absolute favourite foundation brush. I also have three others from the collection but if I had to choose which was my top favourite, it would the this angled one.

prefer need a full coverage with my foundations and because of the dense bristles with the F84 it applies the liquid evenly and really buffs it into my skin leaving gorgeous, natural looking, full coverage veil on my skin.

It blends the foundation without streaking and does the job very quickly! Ideally you should have this one and another so you don't have to clean after every single use.

The F40 Large Angled Contour Brush was one of the first I got from Sigma and has help up so well for me over the last two years. Used almost daily its help me apply and blend my powder blush or bronzer to PERFECTION.

It's soft and fluffy bristles disperse colour evenly and you can build up colour intensity very well. I really need this brush.

The F70 Concealor Brush is like a mini foundation brush so you can pat on concealor directly and precisely to blemishes. Can also be used to blend the edges of the applied product through I usually use my fingers or a different brush for that.
A staple for every makeup brush kit.

The E75 Angled Brow Brush is the most precise, delightful brush for applying brow powder to form my beloved arches to their desired shape. I will never use anything else now I've got this.

You can use the bristles vertically to fill in a solid colour to the 'head' of the brow, then flip it horizontally to get crisp lines at the tail and edges of your brow. Don't know how I lived without this!

The L05 Lip brush is for applying lipstick or lip product. I NEVER apply a colourful lipstick without a brush. Straight from the tube will look too messy! Use this to 'line' the lips with the lippy then you can fill in the rest of your lips from the tube if you prefer. 
This brush has lovely precise bristles and has a removable cap so you can pop it in your handbag for reapplying throughout the day without fear you will ruin the interior of your handbag!


The E55 Eye Shading Brush is a staple for applying eye shadow to the lid. It's the perfect size for all eyelids and has lovely soft, flexible bristles.

This E20 Short Shader Brush is has short and dense soft bristles so it applies shadow well along the lash lines. Packs on strong colour precisely which is good for smokey looks! Its good to have one smaller shadow brush such as this and one other, larger shadow brush.

This E60 Large Shader brush is optional BUT I use this most out of my shading brushes because its made of firmer bristles that can pack on colour more densely!

This is the E15 Flat Definer brush, it's for applying eyeshadow precisely and in crisp lines. I use this a LOT! It's a very useful brush when doing cut crease looks, for creating a perfect 'outer-v', or for applying shadow directly to the lash line as liner!

You NEED this E30 Pencil Brush to apply colour to the crease and to blend. I use this in probably every single tutorial... Perfect when used with a light to go into the crease, then press a little harder and it blends the same shadow out. Very useful brush everyone should own!

The E45 Small Tapered Blending Brush is another excellent brush, it was my first sigma blending brush; it features a tapered tip so it blends more precisely, but is also useful to apply eye shadow. You should ideally have multiple blending brushes, if you dont blend, your eyeshadow will look messy and unprofessional. Some looks do call for crisp lines but most eye makeups require blending . This one is great to sweep colour over lid (maybe a shimmery colour to create a beautiful sheen on the lid) and to blend cream products too! Blending Brushes are versatile and you really do need more than one blending brush.

This is the E35 Tapered Blending Brush. I like this one because it’s fluffy and has a large ‘face’ so blends over a larger surface area. It's not really tapered as the name suggests however, it's more of a round bristled brush. Really good!

The E65 Small Angle Brush is for applying gel or cream liners and even for applying shadow precisely! This is a necessity.

And that would conclude my brush kit! I own a lot more brushes, but these are what I would need to do any makeup!

Hope this was helpful you guys!

Love, Chlo Bo xx

*I used my affiliate links in this post! This means that if you buy any of these brushes using the links I provided I make 10% of your purchase. It really helps me out. FYI I paid for all my own sigma brushes and I really think they are some of the best out there. 

19 August 2012

Affordable Fashion, Makeup and Accessory Haul!

Hey everyone!

This weekend I had two makeup jobs and worked a shift on the door at T&G so I was cashed up. I went to the mall today and got HEAPS of stuff, all really affordable! 

Keep reading if you want to see the things I bought today...

First of all I got these two stylish chiffon blouses from Temt, I love neutral colours and these look more expensive than they were; which was $24.95. Love these and will pair them with other neutral items for a classy look.

These cute neon yellow shorts are from Temt - they fit so nice and were $19.95 - gonna wear these in summer!

Picked up some white shorts for summer from Tempt, these fit well and were only $9.95, I lost my favourite white Ladakh shorts some time ago and have never been able to replace them... this will do for now!
From Valley Girl are these beige shorts, so flattering and only $9.95!

As soon as I saw these I rummaged through the racks praying for size 8's... LUCK!!!!!! Love love LOVE these skirts, one is a vintage gold colour the other is like a pewter/gunmetal colour. I actually love these with denim shirts for a cool street look, or dress them up with heels for a night out. The sequins are those semi-matte, teeny tiny sequins, they look like really high quality yet these skirts were just $29.95 each from Valley Girl.

I've had my eye on these jeans from Target for months and months, but I finally gave in because I really I needed them to recreate Jennifer Stano's outfit! She wore very similar pants with a sexy cowl neck top (which I am still on the hunt for...) Jens were probably hundreds of dollars but mine were marked down to just $14.83 from $49!  I like them a lot but they gape a bit around my waist like a lot of pants do. They fit well on my legs and butt but dont fit snug enough around the top. Will have to get Mum to take them in or just wear a cute belt.

Adore this golden necklace from Target, it was $15 and I was so excited when I saw it. It features golden discs stacked along a fine gold chain. Really pretty and light reflective.

Also from Target I got this C.U.T.E clutch bag. I adore tan with a pop of neon this season!  It was $25 and has the hidden gold tone chain strap, I was surprised to see such a cute bag in Target for some reason, but I'm happy I stopped to check out the bag sectoin. I love this clutch!

I always find cute things in Kmart, this summery singlet was  only $15 and  the colour is really cute! Will be great to wear with the shorts I bought, or jeans. They had black ones too which I really wanted but didn't have my size. Will go back and check though because I would love to wear it with jeans, heels and a glam bag for night time!

Hey look my Target bag matches my Kmart top!

Also from Kmart I got this skull scarf, it's really nice for the often awkward transition between winter and spring... and will look cute with a blazer and the singlet. It was just $8!

Picked up a Leopard-y print scarf too (pictured in the centre), scarfs spruce up any outfit, are really inexpensive yet take a look to the next level. I wear them often and the leopard one was $10.

Bought a MACblush from Target! It's a matte brown colour which I want to use as a contour in summer as it's warmer than the 'Personal Style' colour I usually wear. Its like a matte bronzer, most of the bronzers I have are shimmery so this was a good buy and only about $21 I think.

This is a Covergirl lipliner in 'Seduce', its a nude colour that i actually a shade lighter  than my lips but I really like it. One of you guys suggested it to me and thank you for that! I like the pencil a lot so far, it stays on for ages so I will go back to try find a better colour for me. It was $11.95.

I think I have a serious issue with Colette, I literally cannot walk past that store without buying something!? Recently I've felt that my jewellery collection lacked earrings, specifically hoops so I picked up a gold and a silver toned set. Saw those cute little leaf ones too which I had to get. All up these three were about $14.

I did a girls 21st yesterday and she had this cute hair tie in her room, i asked her about it and she told me where she got it from, so first stop when I went shopping was ports Girl! It looks so hot to wear over your hair tie with a slick high pony! Reminds me of Disney's Princess Jasmine, so exotic and sexy. Looking forward to wearing this asap... It was $14.95.

The Nicole by OPI stuff always makes me stop to admire, I finally bought some today! The red one is called 'Daisy's Lazy' and is a sexy read with fuchsia reflects, the middle one is called 'Gone Wishin' and is a purple and blue glitter - I don't usually like blue polish but this one is delightful! The pretty coral colour has peach reflects and it was the first one I wanted, I am going to try it first. The polishes were $14.95 each from Price Attack (I think) in Belconnen near Aldi, I was originally gonna get 2 but the lady said she'd give me 15% off if I bought 3 so I did. I'm such a sucker!

That's the end of my post you guys, I got quite a few things so this will do me for a while. I'm going to try harder to keep this blog updated with the more mundane parts of my life - like what I buy when I go shopping - so that my youtube can be saved for tutorials and more useful info for you!

Hope you enjoyed, let me know what you liked in the comments!

Love Chlo Bo, xx