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I love to travel! There is something about getting away going to another country and finding out other cultures and foods that's incredibly exciting for me. Now that there are so many discount airfares and sales on international tickets that makes travelling so much more affordable :)

I often travel at least once every year when I can so I've gotten pretty good at figuring out what I'm going to take onto the plane with me. In this video I share with you all the things I take on the plane with me to keep me both entertained in the airport and my skin and face happy during the flight!

What's in my travel bag video



Giveaway!

Pinkicon offered to sponsor a free pair of yearly circle lenses for giveaway and of course I said yes! The giveaway will be open until the end of October and you can enter using the box below:


The Chelsea or Glasgow Smile is a creepy bloody look that reminds me of the joker. The side of your mouth is slashed upwards into a smile, creating a grotesque scar in it's place. In this case, you're still bleeding from the slash.

I had a lot of fun creating this tutorial, and I think halloween is one of my favourite times because I get to play with fake blood and liquid latex! I also get to film scary ending scenes that come out of know where and chuckled knowing I've scared some people (including myself when I'm watching it and editing it).

If you want to learn how to create this look, watch the makeup tutorial below

The Chelsea Smile Makeup Tutorial




Step 1: Apply a moisturising base

A strong moisturiser will help protect your face from the harsh glue that you're going to apply on your face for the smile.

Step 2: Apply a face primer

Priming your face will also add a protective layer and help smooth your face for your special effects makeup.

Step 3: Apply the liquid silicone

Apply the liquid silicone generously over the area of your smile. Make sure it's thick. Once it's dry it will become clear. Apply translucent or face powder on top so that it is no longer sticky to touch and sets the silicone.

Step 4: Apply foundation

Go over your whole face with a ashy or cool toned foundation, concentrating on the edges of the silicone. Use the foundation to blend these edges, use a concealer if your foundation isn't strong enough. Cream foundations are also great to use and offer thick coverage.

Step 5: Finish off with powder

Set your base colour with powder, this will ensure the liquid or cream foundation doesn't slide off your face.

Step 6: Apply a shadow

Use a contour colour that's matte and apply the colour all over your eye socket and blend out.

Step 7: Liner your eyes

Use a liner and line all the way around your eyes, making it slightly smudgy. A black powder liner is useful for this.

Step 8: Fill in your brows

Make your brows bold with your favourite eyebrow pen.

Step 9: Create your smile

Cut a smile in your silicone with a pair of small scissors. Rip it until you're happy with it. Fill in the gap with a dark red/bugundy lip liner.

Blend out with a concealer brush.

Use some black colour and add it to the burgundy eyeliner to mimic dried blood.

Apply fake blood in the gaps for a bloody finish.

Step 10: Contour the face

Use your contour colour to create a sunken face.

Step 11: Scare some unsuspecting people :)



I have always accepted the fact that I'll have yellow teeth for the rest of my life! I drink so much tea and coffee daily that I felt like my teeth will always remained stained! This is why most of my pictures look like this:

Closed mouth smile is the perfect solution right :)?
There are some really great home products as well that does gentle whitening but the results are subtle and no match for my constant coffee drinking!

Then I got a chance to try teeth whitening at a proper dentist and thought why not :)!! I had my teeth done at Dr Lazaris in Wynyard, who's an amazing cosmetic dentist! His really fun and easy going when you meet him and not scary at all (I know we all secretly hate dentists). In fact I would have never guessed he was one because his so chatty and makes jokes.

Though this experience, all my preconceptions of teeth whitening was thrown out the window. Actually I don't know many people that have whitened their teeth at the dentist and also the ones that do don't really explain it in much detail, so for me the whole procedure was a big black question mark.

So here we go! 3 things I learnt about it that could help you decide whether this procedure is right for you :)

1. A lot of stains can be cleaned through regular teeth cleaning.


One thing that surprised me is that a lot of stains and tar tar build up can be fixed through just regular teeth cleaning every 6 months. Those brown stains in between your teeth especially can be improved especially if you don't floss on a regular basis (guilty...I always think mouthwash is fine). However I also realised it's really important to pick who cleans your teeth too, because I have cleaned my teeth many times at the dentist but none that has done as great as job as my visit to Dr Lazaris's clinic. I had my  teeth cleaned by their dental hygienist who specialises in teeth cleaning and she was so lovely. She talked through everything she did which made it less shocking and painful and was soooo thorough that a lot of the stains in between my teeth were removed already even without whitening!

Also if you have sensitive teeth and gums teeth cleaning can be super painful, but with regular flossing and care it should not be painful at all. In fact when done right, the pain is very minimal. I noticed how much a difference a rough clean and a detailed careful clean is. For once teeth cleaning was actually much bearable and hardly painful (I had been avoiding it for a year because last time I did it, it was incredibly painful). In fact I can justify paying a bit more to go to a place that does it carefully and pain free because it's only once every 6 months and also it's so important to look after your teeth.

To gage how detailed the clean is I think it should normally take 45 mins to an hour to properly do a teeth clean. Some places get you done in 15-20 minutes and I don't feel that is doing it carefully and it probably is super painful!

2. Teeth whitening does not actually damage your teeth enamel


For some reason I always thought that teeth whitening will "thin" the walls of your teeth making them more brittle and weak over time. When I imagine the bleaching process I imagine the gel just stripping away the top layer to reveal the white underneath and over time this means your teeth will break. WRONG!

So misled.

Proper whitening basically opens the "pores" of your teeth and takes out the dirty stains inside. In fact coke is probably more damaging to the enamel of your teeth due to the acid then whitening your teeth. This makes me actually consider ongoing whitening for my teeth because I know I'm not actually damaging it. Also when done by a professional like Dr Lazaris, you are ensuring your gums and surrounding areas of your mouth are not being damaged by the strong gel because they put a protective layer over your gums and mouth while they are bleaching your teeth and they make sure it's all done properly.

3. It may make your teeth sensitive for 24-48 hours


Who thought whitening could make your teeth sensitive? I thought it was just a gel that went on and it didn't feel like a thing or make your mouth feel different.

If you suffer from teeth sensitivity normally e.g. can't bite into ice cream or super cold food you may also be sensitive to the procedure. This happened to me, and it was not the most comfortable experience. This of course varies from person to person and some people are lucky enough to not feel a thing and the procedure is smooth! However I normally have super sensitive teeth so I also felt the sensitivity after my whitening procedure.

There are things that can be done of course to make it more comfortable! I would suggest that you ask for happy gas if you feel like it might be painful, and at Dr Lazaris there is always a nurse present checking on how you are at all times. They also give you painkillers and a special gel to make it better for the next 24 hours the sensitivity may come and go randomly. It feels like electric shocks going through your teeth.

You can also choose to do the procedure over time as well since you may only get sensitive after a certain amount of time (mine only got sensitive after 30 minutes of the gel) so then you can avoid the pain.

If you have low pain tolerance and you have sensitive teeth, I suggest you discuss it with your dentist before you start so you are kept the most comfortable. I learnt this the hard way since I've never done this procedure before and no one has warned me about this!

Even though it was sensitive for the first day, after I recovered I didn't regret getting my teeth whitened at all!! It's so white!! In fact it's a perfect shade, not overly white so that it looks fake but bright enough to give me a very beautiful smile :)

Before and After teeth whitening


Can you see the difference :)?? My yellow teeth is now whiter and brighter even though the lighting in the second photo is not as bright as the first one, you can still tell a dramatic difference!!

Over time you're teeth will stain if you expose it to harsh things like coffee and smoking but it usually won't go back to the darkness it used to be and you can upkeep easily with touchups every year or 2 depending on how your teeth hold up.

Teeth whitening explained by a Professional Dentist

I highly encourage you to watch the video by Dr Lazaris that explains the teeth whitening process! It's much better hearing it from a professional dentist and you'll learn more from him :)!! You can also see me in some of the scenes as well :) See if you can spot me :D??



He'll be releasing more videos later so if you're wanting to find out more about certain procedures don't forget to ask him in the comments section!




I’ve recently changed the way that I’ve been living life. I haven’t announced this yet, but I have given up a stable income to chase my dreams. I now work on this blog and YouTube full time and have also started creating StyleAlley because I believe that it’s a much more economical and eco-friendly way to consume fashion. Being a blogger is great because you can speak to so many people and make a difference, so I’m really excited to be setting out and creating this so we can create a giant closet swap!

Living by the rules has always been a huge thing for me, I respected my parents and authority so much that I felt like I always had to stick by what society expected of me.

  • I went to a good school 
  • I went to a good uni 
  • I did accounting (cause my parents said its easy to find a job and it’s stable) 
  • I got a job 
  • I tried to do many things that please others
It wasn’t until I started believing in myself and following my dreams and, you know, bending the rules that I really started to move forward in life and achieve things I really believe in. Soon I realised the belief is more important than rules. I also learnt it is super important to be stubborn and stick to what you believe in. No matter what you do someone WILL have an opinion on it. Whether it is positive or negative you can’t let it sway your desire to achieve it, because someone will always have something negative to say, but don’t worry, be stupidly stubborn, and keep going and believing in yourself and you will reach your dreams :) Ironically that worst enemy is always usually you telling yourself that you will fail. I’m guilty of that a lot.


So then we entered StyleAlley in an accellerator program called muru-d. An accellerator is kind of like a university for a StartUp where they give you a small investment to grow your business and also a cool office and support with mentors and you also get to work with other startups. Over 300 startups entered this competition and I thought we’d never get anywhere. My negative side came out and stopped believing. I even had a long chat with my co-founder and business partner about quitting, but I’ve just found out that we have just been shortlisted to go into the finals!!! It’s insane and I’m super excited!!! I never knew what would happen with my StyleAlley project but I knew I always was destined to create something that’s bigger than me. This is it! It’s time to be a rebel and bend the rules :)!! I’m going to stubbornly stick to it and make it happen!!

Enough of me, it’s your turn now and I’d love to hear how you are bending the rules yourself in your life.

What talents do you have? 

How are you doing things differently? 

HP is helping you do it by giving you prizes every week and a $10,000 grand prize, which is amazing!! You can go chase your dreams starting with that amount and who knows how it will turn out?

How to enter? 

I’d really love to see how you’re changing the way people look at things by entering with #bendtherulesaustralia through your social media accounts! You can use text like my blog post to enter, images and/or videos to show what your talent is and why you’re bending the rules with it. I can’t wait to be inspired by your stories and how you’re changing things ups! If you haven’t yet, I’d love to hear your plans about what you’re going to do and I feel once you have announced it, it’s so much easier to stick to your goals, so share it :)!!!

Don’t forget to check out the T&C’s You can check out all entries of the competition right here

Reach your dream girls!! Let’s do this together and bend the rules :)

*Brought to you by Nuffnang and HP

For those of you that are too lazy to use a real camera to take photos hands up!! That's me too? Most of my instagram photos are all done by my trusty iPhone 5! I only had one problem....my arms are short!!

That's the reason why you see so many photos of just my face :)!! I'm way to lazy to ask people to take photos for me plus I'm afraid I'll insult them after the 10th time of going "omg can you please take it again!! (insert some minor vain concern here)"

So for now you have to live with my face....and asian food photos!! Until I discovered...this awesome camera fisheye wide lens!!!!

This is the fisheye selfie lens!
This is the wide lens and the macro lens and you can change the lens by twisting it!
These are the rubber caps supplied to cover the lenses.
This has really allowed me to take wider selfie shots!! I've done a comparison for you to see!


I can totally fit more in with the wide lens with my arms extended!! The only thing about fish eye though is you get slight distortion on the image! I think it's super cute though and love the effect!

It also has a macro lens and wide lens on the other side for your normal photos (non-selfies) which is great! The amount of detail you can take on the macro lens is crazy!

Taken with the wide lens, notice is has the black outline which I think is super cute and very typical of some fisheye lenses!
You can even see the fabric detail on the flower petals since they are fake! How awesome is this macro lens?
This lens kit is super simple to put on and I'm really happy with it! The only thing as you may have noticed, because of the snug fit you can't put it over a case thats thick, so I usually have to remove my case to use it which is the only downside. I don't see myself keeping it on permanently but only to use when I need some wider shots so thats ok!

I know some companies have sold this for a lot of money (think $120+) which I think is crazy! I found it super cheap here for $12.39



I hope this review helps you guys to take better selfies :)!!

Much love,

Wengie!

Hair chalk is a great way to play with pastel hair colours without dying them! It washes out in one wash and can turn out bright and colourful even on darker hair (surprisingly)!

I'm also in love with hair extensions. I've been wearing the clip in styles for many years, especially when I chop off my hair and just want long locks for the night or going out for the day! Of course it's impossible to grow your hair overnight, but hair extensions allow you to enjoy long hair without waiting!


There are so many different types of hair you can get and it can be super confusing for first time hair extension buyers. I highly recommend you pick human hair simply because you have more freedom with styling and also it blends in much nicer to your own hair. Human hair allows you to style your extensions with heated tools without being afraid of melting it and you can also dye it and shampoo it as well like you would your own hair.

I received my hair extensions from VP Fashion and I'm incredibly impressed at the range of hair they have. Especially the ombre extensions, they come in all different colours and styles and they can also custom match the extensions to your existing hair colour if you are having trouble picking a colour to match your hair. I highly recommend ombre extensions if you want a pop of colour that blends in really naturally with your own hair!

The hair is also incredibly shiny, and you can pick straight or wavy hair. Wavy hair comes standard in an amazing wave that looks incredible! It also has a wave after you wash it so it really is wavy hair!

The pack comes with extra clips as well in case you need more and they clip in really easily and are quite comfortable! The pack also contains 3-4 different sizes for you so you can place it perfectly to blend in with your hair. There is more then enough hair too in each pack, I only used half the hair for my tutorial and you can obviously start creating more voluminous looks with the extensions too!

I got the white blonde wavy hair in 22inches! This is 200 grams of hair and like I said it is a great amount of hair :) Click here to see the extensions.

You can also grab $10 off any order with the coupon code: wengie01 at checkout :)

Rainbow Pastel Hair Tutorial

Here is a video showing you how to create this hairstyle using hair extensions and hair chalk! The great thing about hair chalk vs. using hair dye is you can change the colour really easily and it's also less messy to apply and easier to achieve multiple colours without any overlap and trouble washing it out (unlike dye)

Enjoy :)



Step 1: Match your hair colour (by buying the right colour or toning/dying it it like me)

Step 2: Pick 4 colours of hair chalk to begin!

Step 3: Start chalking small sections of your hair and repeat the colours in order, it looks best with 1.2 inch sections or chunky sections but it's up to you!

TIP: If the colour isn't as vibrant as you'd like, use a spritzer and speak water before you chalk to add the vibrancy. This is essential for dark hair!

Step 4: Clip in and you're done :)!!

Enjoy your beautiful hair :)!



Imagine if you could peek inside the closets of girls all around Australia? Imagine if you could ask if you could swap or buy your favourite pieces from their closets?

StyleAlley was created to help us create one giant closet swap!! We want you to create your closet on your site and encourage other girls to take a peek into your StyleAlley closet and pick stuff they want to wear from it! Remember to follow girls that share your size and live closet to you to make it even more fun :)

Not only will you save the environment by not wasting clothes in great condition. You'll save money and you'll always have something new to wear!

This idea was basically born out of necessity. I had all these clothes from my StylePoints, and I'm only one girl and can't wear all my clothes. I thought it would be great if I could share them with you guys!

I'm really excited that now I've been able to send some of my clothes out to you girls and have you enjoy them for a really low price. A lot of my pieces go for $5-$10. So to those girls I've swapped and sold to, I'm really glad I was able to :)

But not everyone is my size, and I'm sure you also have some great clothes in your closet that you never wear and that would look great on someone else!

GIVEAWAY (AUSTRALIA ONLY)!!!


I'll be giving away some of my favourite pieces to a lucky girl! This includes a whole lucky dip of accessories, dresses and tops that will fit in a 1kg postage bag.

All you need to do is to


  1. Join Australia's Giant Closet Swap/Sale at StyleAlley (use Facebook for faster access)
  2. List/upload at least 5 of your favourite pieces from your closet that you haven't worn in the past 6 months and that would look amazing on another girl (lets be considerate and only list cute pieces :))
  3. Follow me on StyleAlley so I can check out your closet!! 


I'll be picking my favourite closet out of all my followers so that I can give my little lucky dip bag! 

Here is a tip to make your closet cuter!! Take your photos in natural daylight in front of a clean white background. 

I'm sure you'll love what you'll get and it'll be a whole kg of stuff!! Tell me your size and if I don't have any I will even go shopping and buy you some cute stuff to go in the bag :)

Good luck girls :)!!




There are days where I wear glasses but want to wear sunnies but can't because I'd get so blind! Also I didn't think tinted lenses were an option because sometimes they don't go clear in time and you look silly indoors!

So I finally bit the bullet and ordered perception contact lenses! I got them from firmoo because their prices where fairly reasonable $39!

This is the pair I have, the wrap around style! Just click here to shop on the website



You can get them in a variety of tint types from light to dark and also different frame sizes for only $39 :)!! 

For me, I only avoided getting prescription sunglasses because they seemed expensive, considering most sunglasses in stores you can get from $10-$50 in some very nice style it always seemed silly to be bound to a style and spending over $200 for prescription.



I really love them:)!!! They make my face look small, which is a win by me :)!! I can't wait to wear them more often as it gets warmer :)!!!

I'm glad I found firmoo and thought I'd share it with you guys if you are looking for affordable prescription sunglasses!

They are also offering the first pair free for some styles so click here to check out what you can get for free (if you're first time customer only)


I've always had a soft spot for dmim shorts and loose fitting tops. You can't get a summer outfit more fun and comfy! (Yes I will brave the playground in super tall sneakers for the sake of legs...oh legs!!!)

Enjoy this weeks StylePoint :)













Get the look


Black heart cut out tank: http://amzn.to/1yr8wZh

Distressed shorts (similar) http://amzn.to/Ucq4cs

Navy round/dome wool hat original from H&M
Similar in multiple colors: http://amzn.to/1wuSISj

White platform sneakers (similar): http://amzn.to/U9Uv2B