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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011


Wishing everyone a Jolly and Safe Festive Season.

Thank you everyone for their continuous support.  I hope ther eis a lot for me to share with you next year in 2012.

I hope everyone is having fun and enjoying their christmas with their love ones.  Eat plenty and don't forget to have fun.

I went a little sultry with my makeup this Christmas and my new headband!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Most recent lipsticks purchased... swatches

This will be a short post.  Thought I would share with you all the most recent lipsticks purchased that haven't been featured on this blog.

L-R: Cutting Edge, Starry Eyed, Coral in Gold, Spellbound, Tangerine, 107

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Season had arrived...

I've finally graduated from my Diploma makeup course and I'm thrilled to have finished, but I recieved a surprise during the ceremony after our graduation show.  A surprise big enough to make me cry, and rarely ever cry as well.  I was presented Diploma Makeup Student of the Year Award and gift of $250 to spend on makeup at the school.  I never thought I would get an award, there was so much talent in the class that I seroiusly thought it was another person.  Completely not focused and not paying attention except for hearing my name and then stupidly standing there thinking what was going on... was a little embarrassing.  My classmate had to nudge me and tell me it was me before I made my way up there. 

Took this with my phone, hence the bad quality and this was taken the next morning after a very good night sleep.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Long absence...

It's being way too long since I've logged into my blogger account.  It seem like yesterday that it was everyday that I would be logging in or posting so often that I had so much free time.  I miss the blogging world dearly and I definitely miss reading blogs at the same time.  I've missed you all and I thank you for the continous support you guys give me.  I appreciate it very much.

My journey through makeup school has being a rollercoaster.  I've developed a love/hate relationship with the current course.  Many experiences, love, laughter and joy but there was many times I cried and bitch that I feel like i'm getting completley burnt out.

Anyway I'm surviving and I'll keep moving forward no matter how heavy the weight is on my shoulders.  I believe in myself and I am determined to graduate with my Diploma.

Today I did a location photoshoot for school and it was awesome fun.  A chance for us to explore and have some fun with the makeup.  A time for us all to have fun and do something we want with makeup, hair and clothes. 

I went for a doll theme and I can't beleive how creepy some of the photos had turned out.  My model was gorgeous and she pulled it off great.  I hope to get photos soon so that I can share them all with you.  I would most likely be posting those photos on my other blog to keep all my professional stuff together (

I've missed so many makeup looks that I feel the need to share with everyone.  Here are some sneak peaks.

severed hand.... that is my hand altered and dressed... creepy

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Long time no update!

Been so busy that I had no time blog, edit photos and even really do things myself.  Anyway I have being majorly sick so I finally got to sit down and do a bit of blogging to update everyone to present.

Here are some photos, but there is plenty more of toher stuff on my other blog so don't forget to check it out.  I did two post because there was so much to post about it was hard to try and stick it all into one post.

old age

Thursday, September 22, 2011

MAkeup Course update!

Just posted a new update on my other blog.  1940s, 60s and 70s this week.  However I have yet to post my 1940s photos because I've forgotten completely about them so I will have to show those one a bit later since I've run out of time now to post them up.

Here are some sneak peaks of the photos

Click on the link to go see them!

Don't forget to comment or follow the blog if you're interested in seeing more from me :)

Have a great week and an awesome weekend!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Late update of my makeup course

I apologise for updating so late.  I completely missed like 2 weeks of my school course.  I've already posted about them on my other blog which is dedicated for my makeup courses and career so don't forget to check it out!

Here are some sneak peek... there is loads of photos on my other blog though.

Friday, September 2, 2011

What's going on?

Long time no update here!  I miss you guys terribly but I really think work and Makeup school is catching up on me... probably right on my tail.  I'm always burnt out and on weekends I just want to catch up on sleep and then get a move on with school projects and studies.

Anyway just updated my other blog with loads of photos on what's being going on in makeup academy for me :) check it out!

Just one of the many photos on my other blog.
Smokey eyes, on a grungy side?

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Update 18082011

Haven't really got any makeup looks to share.  Half the time I don't wear makeup to school and then when it comes to weekend I try to sleep as much as I can :p

Anyway in case anyone was interested I updated my other blog with lots of photos on hairstyling from my last two classes.  So check it out if you have time or if you're interested in that sort of stuff.

Hairstyling for makeup artist in the Diploma makeup course

Just one of the many pictures on my other blog.

Also for updates and to find out what's going on with either of my blog please feel free to follow my Facebook blog page.  I update there first before blogger and sometime leaves statuses so that you know what I'm up to lately.  Click on the facebook link in the side bar to the right :)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

EOTD 12082011

Quickly dropping in to share an eye makeup look that I though was worth sharing and not the usual browns/neutral colours I'm ever so  fond of.

MAC e/s - Of the Page
MAC e/s - Purple Shower
Some Random Dark Purple e/s
Almay Black eyeliner pencil
Majolica Majorca Wing Mascara?

Anyway here are two photos of the colour combined.  Yep I'm still loving my orange and purple :D

HAve a great weekend everyone!

Friday, August 5, 2011

EOTD: Purple and a pop of Bronze

Just popping in quickly to share my EOTD for today.  I was rushing this morning so I didn't really have much time but I wanted something purple on the eyes today.  It is actually a fail and it didn't turn out the way I have pictured it to be and not to mention the rather shabby blending :S

Update about my course

Hey guys!

I missed blogging so much, but since my course is 3 full days a week and then I have to add my work on top of that... you can guess my energy level is rather low!!!

Anyway I've posted my experience on my first 2 weeks of the makeup course on my other blog so check it out there!

There is a lot of photos showing my experience in my hair styling classes!

First time ever taking classes on how to style hair!

Also please support me by following my other blog too :)
Hope everyone is having a great week!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Update 22/07/2011

Hello my dear bloggers, subscribers and friends :)

Just dropping in to do a quick update of what is going on.

Unfortunately Blogger isn't being nice to me and it's not letting me post properly so the only thing I can post at the moment is text :( boo!!!!

So I won't be updating until it lets me upload photos properly.

Also I want to shout out to the beauty bloggers!  I am unable to comment on your blog :(  Cos Blogger is being a bum.

For more accurate updates and news on why I don't post, you can keep track of that by following my Facebook page.  Getting emails after emails about my wherabouts is very nice and I smile and read them all.  However I find it hard to keep track and respond to everyone's email :)  But don't hesistate to email me if you ever have any questions/concerns/requests/etc... I will do my best to answer them all.

In the mean time here is a link to my Facebook page :)!/pages/Hair-and-Makeup-Overload-Makeup-by-MKT-Blogspot/166901393372664
Have a nice weekend guys!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Playing with some green eyeshadow


Don't have an actual look to share since it the same as the usual everyday look.  I was playing around with green eyeshadows and this is what I came up with.  I only ended up doing one eye since I wasn't sure how this would turn out.

Anyway you might have noticed I have black brow, I would never walk around normally with brows that dark.  So the black brow is for the purpose of this look.  I thought a stronger brow would suit it better than the usual brow look I would wear normally.

just for fun :)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

EOTD 14072011

Back again with another eye of the day.  My face is driving me nuts that I now have break outs in so many places I'm starting to get upset about it.  I wonder is wrong recently that had caused such drama?

Anyway to the more important purpose of this post.

Friday, July 8, 2011

EOTD 08072011

Finally home from work and thought I should post up today's EOTD as well since I have time and before I pop into the shower the freshen up a bit.

For some reason I went with a darker look, I'm usually not a fan of black eyeshadow unless it is for a specific look... but I was in the mood for it today and I had to make it wearable as well.

Anyway this is what I wore for the whole day...

Black on the lid and then smoked out with a brown/taupe kind of colour

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Should of posted this yesterday, but I was so tired I just slept instead.  So that's why this is only coming up now.  Better a little late than never.  I hope I can keep up with my blogging even after my makeup course start.  It's going to be a tough cookie to get through since it's my final course and it goes all the way to the end of the year.  It's starting in like another 2 weeks so I'm excited yet kind of nevous as well.

I heard it's a full on course and you really have to put in a lot of time and effort into it.

Anyway let's get onto the important part of this actual post....

Eye of the day

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

EOTD 06072011

Did you guys miss me?

Haven't been around for a little while and I apologise for my lack of posting all of a sudden.  Things got a little hectic with my personal life.  Anyway I'm here to share with you today only an EOTD since my skin being a bit out of line lately.

soft, wearable look that incorporates some warm colours together.

Also for those who are interested in seeing how the professional photos for my final assessment from my last makeup course went, then please click on the following link to reach it on my other blog...

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

JC at Makeup is hosting an awesome giveaway!

The beautiful JC at is hosting her 250 followers giveaway it the prizes are great.  She's such a lovely girl and so generous to be giving away that much.

If you haven't checked out her blog i recommend it!

Yep those are the awesome stuff in the giveaway!
This giveaway is open to internationals as well and will be ending on July 10th 2011 so get your entry in quick :)

Click on the link at the beginning or the one below to reach her blog post and learn how you can also get a chance at winning some goodies :)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Blog Award

Some of you probably know I don't have much patient to do blog awards.  I appreciate everyone who gives them to me but sometime I get so hectic I forget.  I had time today and I came across a comment in my previous post, so I thought I should really check it out and try to do it this time round.

I want to thanks Rinz from for tagging me int his awesome blog award!  Thanks sweetie!

so the rules for this award is as follows:

Link it back to the one who sent it to you and then pass it on to 7 people.

Also, I have to write 15 random things about myself.

Alright.... 15 random things! (You will not believe how long it took me to write 15 random things about myself!)
1. Even though I’m a girl, I’m not a big fan of pink so some of you might have noticed I rarely wear anything pink (clothing, accessories). I think the only pink things I ever use is probably, blush or lipstick/lip gloss.

2. I wear shorts and skirts more often, not because I don’t like pants more so I find it difficult to find pants that fit me nicely. Then again I’m pretty short thus I have to alter them sometimes it is just too much of a hassle or it doesn’t look as nice as it did before the alteration.

3. I’m a manga and anime geek! I love them and I think I always will.

4. I love to eat; I’m always up to finding something new to try or trying out places that have great reviews. However I don’t’ enjoy cooking much :p

5. I love high heels, but most the time I’m wearing flats

6. I’m obsessed with sparkly watches and accessories. I love my bling blings!!!

7. I like green tea. Be it green tea, green tea latte, green tea ice cream or even green tea mochi… I LOVE

8. I want to try sky diving at least once in my life.

9. I like travelling, be it to another foreign country or even just a road trip to a small town or country side.

10. I don’t own a single Apple product (i.e. ipod, iphone, etc)

11. I own more black clothing than any other colour

12. I’m allergic to Kiwi Fruit and I will actually turn blue if I eat it. Just touching it sends shivers down my spine.

13. I love headbands; I’m always hunting for new ones. Even my mum buys me headbands as gifts when she goes on holidays now.

14. I’ve been wearing one necklace for the last 4 years, I even sleep with it on and shower with it on. You might have notice it in my photos it’s a white gold chain with a jade pendent on it. It’s actually a key shape and I got it from my mum for my 21st birthday.

15. I like drinking frozen coke :p

Now I have to pass this onto 7 people and I've listed them in random order.  I seriously just picked them out randomly from my blog list that I follow and love to read.  I thought it was actually fun writing out 15 random things about myself even if it took me forever!
Jennifer from
D.Sadie from
Kendra aka Kay from
Ashii from
Kassie from
PopBlush from
Terri from
Hope everyone is having a good week, I'm already missing weekend and I can't wait for it to come sooner :p

Saturday, June 25, 2011

FOTD: More Inglot Love

Back again with another look.  Sorry most of them are simple and subtle, but because I wear them to work I can't really make them all out there.  It just wouldn't look or feel right while I'm working.

I will need to find time on the weekend where I can actually sit down and play with the eyeshadows.  Create some dramatic looks with them that are really out there instead.

This pose is back!

On my lips is Revlon Color Burst Lipstick in Peach

Friday, June 24, 2011

FOTD: Inglot matte eyeshadows

If you've read my previous post you know I acquired some new matte eyeshadows from inglot that were discounted.

Well today I did a look using all 4 colours that I bought the other day.

So here is how it turned out...

Apricot, purple, light pink & green

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Inglot Matte Eyeshadow from Bargin Bin Swatches

I'm back! 

Yes the title of the post says it all.  I am back with four more shades from the Inglot Matte Eyeshadow range and they are once again from the bargain bin.  They each originally cost $22 each but I paid $11 for each one :)  50% off for Inglot mattes!

Yay!  more to the collection :)

I didn't plan to buy anything and yesterday I was shopping with a good friend who had asked me sometime ago about helping her out with buying blush and contour powder.  It was a good day with great weather and I very much enjoyed shopping with her :)

Monday, June 20, 2011

FOTD: Obsessed with MAC Purple Shower and Off The Page

I'm back with another FOTD, well everything is pretty much the same as the FOTD I did yesterday except for the eyes I guess.  Lately I've being using MAC eyeshadow in Purple Shower and Off the Page, and I rarely use MAC eyeshadows when I'm doing my makeup.  It must be one of those current obsessions I'm having lately and I'll probably get over it and you won't see it for a while :p

pop of orange in the inner corners (told you i was obsessed with orange)

Maybelline Glam Shine Lip Gloss - 102 Always Pink on the lips

Sunday, June 19, 2011

FOTD: I Won't Let the Gloomy Weather Get to Me!

Popping in to post up my FOTD for today and I'm glad I got around to wanting to do something more exciting for my eyes.  The weather have been rather rainy, windy and gloomy which makes the day so depressing.  BUT... I didn't let that affect my makeup.  I shall go against it and do bright eyes!

The compulsory pose strike again!

bright eyes soft lips

Peninsula Tea Gardens in Mayland and FOTD

Love Saturday!  Except today was a bit gloomy even though the sun came out for a little bit in the afternoon, but soon disappeared.  Anyway was in the mood for some high tea so I and my friend Mandy (yep we have the same name) too a trip down to Maylands (about 30minutes drive from home) for some lovely high tea.  I heard of Peninsula Tea Gardens at the Tranby house for a while now, but never got around to trying it.  Mandy (my friend) was also hopging to try it out as well so it worked out well.

A nice large table just for two :)

The place was so quiet and calm that it was so relaxing.  The Tranby House is apparently the only farmhouse in that area and it is right by the river so the view was pretty.  It would of being prettier if the day was sunny, but I gess sometime not everything in life is perfect.

Very cute yet simple table setting.  The cups and stuff were so old fashioned that I liked it that way :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Just dropping for a quick post.  I've been obsessed with orange as some of you already know and of all colours I have no idea why orange either.  To think weather is getting gloomy here that I really should be toning down the colours right?

No way!!!

Anyway here are some orange swatches I'd like to share with you guys...

Lots of orange, mainly eyeshadows tho :p

Swatches from L-R:
MAC - Off the Page (Discontinued if I remember correctly)
Coastal Scents Hot Pot - ME11
Coastal Scents Hot Pot - CM03
Coastal Scents Hot Pot - CM04
Cover Girl Tropical Palette - Orange shade
Still Glamorous Pigment - Surf Up
Pure Luxe Pigment - Tangerine
Joseristine Blush - No name or number, but it's definitely an orange colour and yes I put this on my cheeks!

Is anyone else obessed with a certain colour recently?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Smashbox Cheek Palette Close-Up

This palette is pretty old in the Smashbox cosmetics range and I’m pretty sure this came out all the way back in 2009 as a part of a new collection or something. Anyway I bought this a while back from All Cosmetics Wholesale (Online store) for US $14.99. I bought it mainly because it would be great to take with you on travels. That works out to be about just under US $5 per colour? (I hope my mental math is working fine)

Simple black palette

Sunday, June 12, 2011

What I do when I'm bored....?

When I'm bored and I have no inspiration I like to sit down in front of the computer and google images of makeup/celebrities/fashion/catwalk.  It helps with inspiration and gives me ideas to play around with.  However due to the fact that my eyes are of a certain type there are so much I want to try but unable to.  However I hope one day I'll find that perfect model to try them all on :)

Here are some pictures I googled and love...

The pictures above are actually all done by the same makeup artist.  One of my favourite makeup artists in the industry and that's Pat Mcgrath.  She is absolutely a geninus and her work are always stunning or out of the world.  It's not typical wearable makeup that she does since she works mainly backstage at fashion events.  Her works are definitely worth checking out!

Here are some other pictures I thought were pretty that I googled a couple of days ago...

Does anyone else google images for inspirations or flip through magazines when they are bored?  or is it just me :p hehehe

Saturday, June 11, 2011

FOTD: Out of the Ordinary

Its cold over here in Australia and on most days it is rather gloomy as well and here I am sporting makeup a bit out of the ordinary.  I normally like to tone down my makeup to match the weather/season, however this time round that isn't happening at all.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Orange FOTD

For some odd reason I've been obsessed with orange as of late, be it eyeshadow or lipstick even blush!  My mum bought me a cute blush from her trip back to Hong Kong and at first i freaked because it was a majorly bright orange colour.  However she said the lady in the store said it is one of the best sellers out of the 4 or 3 colours available.

Anyway it was freezing in the morning hence the fluffy scarf.  Mornings are very hard to bear and it makes life harder trying to get out of that very warm cosy bed you're still lying in.  Heck I wish I could sleep in and stay there until the weather warms up a littler bit.

keeping the making low profile :) with a little bit of colour

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

NP Set – 12 Colour Eye Shadow Palettes

Recently I picked up two NP Set palettes out of random and I probably just bought them because they were on sale otherwise I doubt I would had picked them out. NP Set is just a more affordable cosmetic/beauty range from the famous Napoleon Perdis Brand. It’s sold at Target here in Australia and recently I’ve seen some chemists are also stocking on them (but not the complete full range). Anyway Target was having a sale on their cosmetics so I like to browse around to see if there is anything worth buying that I like.

This isn’t the first time I’ve tried NP Set and probably will not be the last. I currently use one of their Face Primer and I also use their synthetic brushes (very basic range). However it is my first time actually using their eyeshadows. I guess I sort of had some good expectations from them since I’ve used tonnes of Napoleon Perdis makeup at school.


They are completely different to what I had thought they would be. Some bad news and some good ones. It’s like that with all products but keep in mind these are only my own honest opinions on them. There may be other reviews/swatches where people will have a complete different view of them compared to the way I saw them.

Anyway let’s get down to some information about them…

2 NP Set Palettes of 12 colours from Target.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Recent FOTDs...


Did you guys miss me?
Blogger had been a bit stuffed up lately so I couldn't post properly, hence the lack of post on my blog :(

Also I've been reading a lot of blogs lately BUT I am unable to show love, because it won't let me comment!!!!!  Fail!  It kept telling me to log in and everytime it will just keep telling me to log in, thus it refuse to let me post a comment :(

I'm sorry I haven't being able to comments on other beauty bloggers who have being posting more frequently.  Stupid Blogger is not yet fixed and I still can't see my followers, nor can I post properly or even comment now.  I've notified them but they haven't gotten back to me or fixed the problems yet :(

Anyway enough sad faces and get on with what I'm supposed to be sharing today.

I have to FOTDs that was done sometime this week, but I've completely forgotten what products I've used so that was a major fail too :p

Completely naked face!  Getting ready for work :)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Still Glamorous FOTD #2 and new hair colour

Dropping in once again with another post, however I feel I should drop in more often.  Then again I wear a lot of neutrals so nothing really exciting to show.  I might for some EOTDs in my spare time to share so hopefully I'll get inspired soon to do some.  I've being working on some stuff so that's probably why I'm not around as much as I should.

Anyway Last weekend on Saturday I got my hair coloured because my favourite Hairdresser was leaving :(  I'm so sad because I loved her so much the way she styled me.  She was such a sweetie and she always listens and suggests things when you get stuck not knowing what to do.  I had no idea what I was really doing that day because when I got the news she was leaving I had to call in just to make an appointment.  Saturday was her last day and I was her last client!

Anyway that morning I woke up and I didn't know what I was doing.  The day was nice with no rain and the sun was shininy, but it was still a little breezy so I had to wear a cardigan to keep warm.  I was browsing through the blog list on my blogger and catching up with some reading when I came across a colour combination I loved!

I was reading "Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow"

and Miss Krystle had done a looke inspired by Katy Perry.  I've seen this look but I've never really thought about wearing it.  It's a look that Katy Perry rocked, with the purple on the lid and the green on the lower lash line.  The blogger was gorgeous and the look suited her so well that I had to try it.

It wasn't easy for me since I possess asian eyes so I don't have that double eyelid fold (bummer), but of course it meant I would have to improvise and work around to get it to suit my eye shape.

Mine didn't turn out as dramatic since I was going to the hair salon, but I loved the colour combination and it was certainly something different wear than my usual neutrals/browns.

Here how mine turned out....

Katy Perry inspired look that I saw on Miss Krystle's blog
Improvised to suit my eyes :p