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The Road to Confidence: Eyeliner-rific Halloween Makeup Look

This is a sponsored post.

Halloween is coming!

I’m not normally one to do up themed makeup looks, but I must admit to having a soft spot for Halloween. I think that it’s just such a cool idea! Last year, I had a Halloween dinner party with a few of my friends. Not sure if I’m going to do that again this year, I hope so!

I’ve also fallen in love with video, it seems. I have always hated the sound of my own voice, but these videos that don’t have me talking seem to sit alright with me. I’m also currently working on my first ever youtube channel (oh-em-gee), so this whole filming gig seems to have really taken over my life! So have another video!

Anyways, I digress.

I love liquid eyeliners, as I’m sure you all know by now. I cannot get enough of them. This look is all about liquid eyeliners. There’s virtually nothing else, if you don’t count the primers and bases! Oh and good skin. You always need good skin. Using Clearasil Perfectawash to cleanse your face is a good way to ensure that you get good skin.

Products used:

    Face Primer: Benefit -The Porefresional
    Eye Primer: Urban Decay – Primer Potion
    Foundation: Adderton – Loose Powder Mineral
    Liquid Eyeliner: Urban Decay , Maybelline, Dollywink, Limecrime, Mirenesse
    Lipstick: MAC Heartless

It’s not a hard makeup look at all. In fact, compared to all the other makeup tutorials out there, this is drop dead simple. But given how time poor we all are these days, a quick simple look is sometimes the key. I think I rather spend more time enjoying Halloween with my friends than fussing with my makeup!

Anyways, Giveaway Time! I have been fluffing on about Clearasil Perfectawash enough. I think you should be given a chance to try it too. I adore the automated functionality. I love gadgets. Who doesn’t!? So I’m giving away 3x Clearasil Perfectawash. To you. From me. Awwwwww.

Disclaimer: Actually it’s from Clearasil but it’s the thought that counts right?!

And because I’d really like to streamline giveaways, I’m going to trial Rafflecopter with this giveaway:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Terms and Conditions of Giveaway

**If rafflecopter doesn’t load, or if you don’t have a Facebook account, you can still enter the giveaway by answering the same question: Do you celebrate Halloween and if you do, how do you celebrate it?

For additional entries you can:

  • Follow me on twitter at : @Berrytravels
  • Like my Facebook page at : Becoming Beautiful

    Rules you should take note of:

  • Only open to Australian Residents aged 14 and above. (Sorry!!)
  • To claim the prize, the winners must reply to Nuffnang’s tweet acknowledging them as winners within three days, as well as indicate their preferred address for the vouchers/giveaways to be sent. If the winner does not respond within 3 days, they will forfeit the prize.

    And that’s it! Hope you liked my video!

  • Advertorial: How I do my bare minimum makeup look.

    This is a sponsored post.

    I love gadgets. I love technology. We live in a wonderful time and my growing girth is the testimony to my love of convenience (and my love of food, but that’s not the point here.) I have a rubbish bin in my house that has a motion sensor built into it. When you hover your hand over the lid, it opens automatically. Who needs step bins?

    It’s the same with beauty gadgets. I’ll buy into a lot of gimmicks because I love genius ideas. Much like the Clearasil Perfectawash: it is your typical facial wash but with a touch of cool in its packaging. The dispenser comes with an inbuilt motion sensor which detects your hand and dispenses the perfect amount of facial wash.

    The reasoning behind such a product was apparently the result of a study done by Clearasil, in which it was found that many people overdose on facial wash. Why you would run such a study is beyond me. Is it possible to be addicted to facial wash? I think I am, as I caught myself dumping enough facial wash into my palm to wash 5 faces the other morning. I think that it’s hard to really be thinking about how big a 5 cent coin is when you are half asleep in the mornings!

    To illustrate, I made a little video. It’s a little dodgy, a little stupid, and a whole lot of new. I don’t normally do videos, though I must drop the smallest of hints that I may be taking a step towards my own YouTube channel. ¬_¬;;;;;

    I thought that I’d share with you my bare essential makeup look. It’s horrendously simple, and horrifyingly dodgy. I should be ashamed to call myself a beauty blogger! But some days, it’s just impossible to actually have enough time to pretty up, so the bare essentials will have to do when I can’t just get away with no makeup at all.

    Things you should know about Clearasil:

    • Perfecta Wash claims to contain pimple fighting ingredients.
    • The automated dispenser delivers exactly 1.5ml of product each time.
    • Available in Super Fruit Extract and Soothing Plant Extract.
    • Suitable for young adults of all skin types.
    • The Super Fruit extract formula is scented.
    • Retails for $19.99 with the dispenser; $11.99 refills only.

    I found that:

    • The sensor is very sensitive. I kept forgetting it existed and tried to move it around before turning it off. This resulted in many hilarious accidents.
    • I love the fact that it dispenses the exact amount.
    • I love even more, the fact that I don’t even have to think about how much to use.
    • I like the idea of the refills.
    • It does a really good job at cleaning my face; however, I found it a little too harsh for the dry areas of my face.
    • I did not have any pimple breakouts while trialling this product.
    • I did note that the dispenser was somewhat chunky, and not many of us have that much sink space.
    • I think this would be the perfect product for folks with oily skin.

    Not having used this product for too long, I don’t know how long the AA batteries powering the dispenser will last for. I will be blogging about the Clearasil Perfecta Wash again sometime soon, so we shall see. Till next time!

    You can learn more about Clearasil online through their website or via their facebook.

    The Road to Confidence: The Violet way.

    Hooray, the road to confidence is back with another look! Before I get into this look, some people have asked me why the name of this series is “Road to Confidence” and what the significance is.

    The Road to Confidence is a fortnightly (where possible) series that I’ve started up to document some looks that I come up with or work in collaboration with other bloggers for. When I first started this blog, I was lacking in all kinds of self-esteem with regards to my looks. I still am, though working with the blog has allowed me to grow and build that confidence within myself. So in another attempt to build that self-esteem through makeup, I will be using makeup to create different looks to allow me to see what suits me, and what doesn’t. It will allow me to play and create art which I adore, though I can never hope to be as good as my idol, manwomanfilm, though I will definitely keep trying. So while I’m playing and trying, I will be documenting my progress within my series: road to confidence.

    My best blogging buddy Violet has been vital to this series. She was actually the first person to try something beyond my comfort zone on me. It was definitely a learning adventure, as Violet hasn’t had too much experience doing makeup on people other than herself and it was a good chance for me to learn from the pros. We had a lot of fun that day, and the look you see today is courtesy of Miss Violet!

    I don’t actually remember the products used, but don’t fret as Violet will be releasing a tutorial on this look. We did learn however that the usual eyeshadow to brow look that Violet uses on herself so often really doesn’t work for me! Green, however, a colour that I don’t normally use seems to suit me quite well, so that was a huge plus!

    It was also my first time using false lashes. I think that really started the whole thing rolling as I can’t be without falsies now. I love how I look with falsies too much.

    But there’s a surprise to this. This is merely half of the look! To see what Violet did to my hair, you will have to head over to her site. Check it out!

    Edit: Updated with vid for your viewing pleasure!

    I should also point out that I had a HELLA lot of fun doing this vid and watching it afterwards. I’m the master of making rude comments at myself!!

    Photos by the amazing Jimmy