Thursday, September 1, 2011

Adelaide Beauty Conference 2011 Part 2

Hi! It's been a little over a week since I last blogged because I've been super stressed and busy lately :S But now I've settled down after handing in one assignment. I'm sure my Twitter followers know about what's been happening as I am constantly updating about uni and whatnot! Anyway this is a super duper delayed post but to make up for it, there'll be plenty of pictures - more pictures than words at least ^_^

If you haven't read my part 1 post, you should read it first which is HERE

Yay, I've finally got my hands on the 'professional'/candid pictures from ABC so I thought I'd share the ones that I'm in. I know that sounds quite... I don't know... 'up myself' but I think they'd be most relevant to me and my blog. After all, I don't want to risk putting up a photo that someone doesn't like of themselves. So here we go :)

Credits to Jimmy America for the following photos =]

Aww the group photo. I wanted to make this extra large so that everyone could be seen

 Apparently these were sitting somewhere in the hair studio but I wasn't very observant!

I don't remember seeing these either! I should've paid more attention to the decorations...

Chatting away before the conference started

According to Jeneara's watch, all of us were on time and the others to arrive were late!

Sipping away and eating a cupcake :)

 Watching the Cloud 9 demo

For some reason my hair doesn't look that short from behind :o

The instant hair volumising powder. I hope to get my hands on this one day.

Kitty looks pro with her DSLR whereas I look like a tourist with my point-and-shoot camera ;(

I felt a little noob-ish being the only one taking pictures with a standard digital camera x] Everyone else had their awesome DSLRs

Sherry with her complete blue lips hehe

Me being very attentive to Violet's nail tutorial and demo, hahaha

I forgot what we were smiling about but I think this is a cute picture :)

Bye bye Liquid Hair! Thanks for hosting the first ever ABC

So that's it to the professional pictures. If you would like to view the rest of the images from ABC, here is the public gallery:

Now to my own pictures which I will put at just large size. Remember that they are clickable so you can view the images enlarged.

Courtesy of Violet and Celeste, here are some video footage of the conference!

After the conference we went to have dinner at a restaurant called Ming's Steam Boat and the food was quite nice. A few of the girls brought their goodie bags into the restaurant to do some swaps. I was happy with my items so I didn't end up doing any swapping. I'm pretty sure people at the restaurant gave us funny looks for putting some makeup/skincare products on the table xD I don't have any pictures of dinner to show but I can show a picture of my nails for the night...

NOTD: Face of Australia Molten Metallics in Verdigris (2 coats)

Face of Australia turned out to be one of the goodie bag sponsors, woohoo! I know it's messy, let me explain. I took my nail polish off a few days after ABC and then when I looked through my photos, I realised that I had forgotten to take a picture of my nails when they were painted -_- So I quickly applied this nail polish on one hand and snapped a picture. It was definitely not as messy as this when I had it on for real!!

Here are some clearer shots of what I wore to ABC. I was surprised to be complimented on the following~

 Me and my admiration for bows, especially big ones on shirts
This was taken before I did my hair :/

Swarovski crystal purple vitrail heart with a wing on the side

This is my current favourite necklace which I wear every single day! It's so simple yet sparkly and I was flattered when Violet said that she liked it hehe :3 I've seen so many people stare at my necklace when I'm out and about lol

My heels which became a bit of a pain to walk in after a while x[

Earrings that probably no one saw since my hair was covering
Did I get my cartilage pierced?? Nope! It's an ear cuff so it just wraps around
Unfortunately I lost this ear cuff, I misplaced it somewhere in my room! I'm so devastated

Product close-ups and swatches from the Dermalogica Microzone Demo:

Product pictures and swatches from Kitty's makeup demo:

Sugar Pill's old design on the back of their eyeshadow palette

Matte and vibrant eyeshadows. These colours remind me of kids paint palettes hehe, brings back memories

Sugarpill's new and existing back design. Now you can see the colours of the pans
Pretty impressive swatches. Yeah my backhand is a bit red, I think I got a little irritated from a Dermalogica product. My skin is so sensitive :(

 Nail polishes used for Violet's nail art tutorial/demo
OPI minis are too adorable

For those who didn't watch my vlog/haul of the items I got from the goodie bags, here's a shot of everything together!

I've had a chance to try a handful of these so I'm not ready to do any reviews yet, however I am free to answer any questions to have about any of these products. The full list was on my part 1 post if you're curious.

I can show you guys a whole bunch of swatches that took me at least an hour altogether!!

Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss in Star 3

My first Bobbi Brown item *-*

1 swipe
Colour: Clear with glitter specks
Consistency: Very smooth, non-sticky
Scent: Minty

 Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturising Lip Colour Balm in 05 Chunky Cherry

The tip looks like a red crayon x]

Top: 2 swipes
Bottom: 1 swipe
Colour: Cherry red
Consistency: Extremely smooth, glides on well, opaque
Scent: None

Australis Paparazzi High Definition Eyeshadow in Totally Busted

1 swipe swatches
Colours: Grey, pink, orange, white, purple
Consistency: Silky smooth, pigmented, shimmery
Scent: None

Without flash

With flash

Australis Paparazzi Perfect High Definition Blush in Flash It

1 swipe
Colours: Brown, beige, pink and white
Consistency: Barely-there smooth, matte, build-able colours
Scent: None

SAX Complexion Bronzer in 44 Holiday Romance

Top: 1 swipe
Bottom: 2 swipes
Colour: Medium brown
Consistency: Smooth, build-able colour
Scent: Slightly sweet

SAX Sheer Lip Colour Lipstick in 34 Sheer Nude

L-R: 1 swipe, 2 swipes and 3 swipes
Colour: Rosy nude pink
Consistency: Velvety smooth, opaque
Scent: Sweet honey

O.P.I Nail Lacquer in Lincoln Park After Dark

At first I really wanted to swap this because it was so dark and I'm not a huge fan of dark nail polish on my fingernails. Now I'm okay with having this colour because I was able to discover a dupe in my own nail polish collection and I was able to make my nails a metallic purple using this colour as the base! I will show you guys how I did this in a later post =)

 1 coat
Colour: Dark plum purple
Consistency: It was a little gluggy, not the smoothest consistency unfortunately
Scent: N/A

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 220 Natural Beige

1 bottle tip onto skin
Colour: Beige
Consistency: Silky smooth and even coverage
Scent: Pleasant, rose-like

Face of Australia Photo Finish Compact Foundation in Ivory, Honey and Tan

 Green = Ivory
Pink = Honey
Grey = Tan

1 swipe
Colours L-R: Ivory, honey and tan
Consistency: Creamy, medium coverage, no glitter
Scent: None

Ciccone Long Lasting Lipstick in Oceanus and Hera

SAX Sheer Lip Colour Lipstick in 34 Sheer Nude

1 swipe
Colours: Coral-pink, dark/rosy pink and clear
Consistency: Velvet-smooth lipsticks, liquid-smooth lipgloss is non-sticky, has little pieces
Scent: Lipsticks = none, lipgloss = sweet honey

Garnier Anti-dark Circles Roll-on (Tinted)

1 roll stroke/swipe
Colour: Fair to medium
Consistency: Smooth but uneven distribution with the roller
Scent: None

That's all for my final part of the Adelaide Beauty Conference 2011! I'll be sure to do some reviews on some items that I get to try out thoroughly. Feel free to request item/s for me to review so I know what you're interested in reading :) I hope you enjoyed reading my second installment of the conference and seeing the new images.

Again, apologies for my delayed weekly blog post. I'm going to make sure that I post again this week (on the weekend) so keep a look out for that. I want to get back into doing questjens of the week because I'm curious about your answers. Next post I'll have one ^^

Until then, take care my lovelies!


  1. You look so lovely Jen, your hair looks really shiny and healthy! Jealous! So many goodies, lol you sound so sweet in your video!! xX

  2. That is quite a haul there, I'm jealous lol

    The pics look great! And haha I also still employ a point-and-shoot cam to take photos ;( I love all those candid moments captured on film, it truly shows how everyone had a lot of fun on that Beauty Conference.
    Thanks for sharing these with us!


    A Single Girl's Musings

  3. that looks like a blast with many familiar faces and gosh so many goodies. I actually spot a few items that I have wanted to try for the longest time! thanks for posting the pictures and short reviews up!

  4. Such a huuuuuge post! Thank you for including my video, I had a ball with you girls :D Still adore your necklace, so pretty and sparkly!

  5. Ahhh the conference looks like so much fun!! And Jelly, your necklace does look super duper sparkly and awesome *_*! I would've stared at it for ages too xP teehhe.

    Anyway, your haul is awesomeeeee!

  6. awesome pictures! great post here!
    followed ya


  7. Sooo many beauty products <333 I love the new clinique chubby sticks, I got one in watermelon! It's sheer pink, I love when it's not strongly pigmented!

  8. OMG it was so funny to come and find this post today (17/9) - everyone looked so happy in the vid and pics. ABC rocked.

  9. Hello!!Awesome picture and idea that you have..


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