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This week I'm back with another quote of mine! Please share it if you love it too :)!!


Life is short and sometimes you think you have all the time in the world, but you really don't. The sooner you realise this the sooner you'll realise how important it is that you start chasing your dreams instead of thinking you'll get around to it one day :)

I hope you enjoy this week's quote of the week chit chat with me :)!!

Summer Day to Night Haul and Outfit and Makeup Look

I had so much fun putting together this day to night outfit haul at my local Westfield!! I didn't even spend that much money at all and got some really great pieces for summer! 

Also Westfield has put together a collection on their site which was inspired by my style!

You can check it out here: http://bit.ly/1x8hwQ8

See my haul journey in the video below!


Enter the Giveaway!

Use the widget below to enter the giveaway! 

It's my guilty pleasure to scroll through instagram and look at all the pretty girls with beautiful skin!! Haven't you noticed there seems to be a lot more perfect people on instagram then you find walking the streets?

Is it because instagram is a place where beautiful people hang out? Or maybe it's just a clever instagram filter :)??

Actually it could be a combination of both, but I know for a fact that Asian Instagram apps have found ways for you to have flawless skin, huge anime eyes, and a skinny face and chin so easily that it takes pretty much one minute!

They have crazy automatic face slimming modes and now even have leg lengthening modes for you to quickly enhance your pictures on instagram. 

I'll leave it up to you to decide whether you're a fan of this or you hate the practise (valid reasons both ways) however I'm a guilty user of these apps because I just love how my skin looks in them. I'm going to continue to live in my little fantasy world of filters when I can :) (Note this does not mean I hate myself without a filter, it's just a bit of fun and for me it's like an art)

Today's video will show you how I normally edit my instagram photos *shameless plug* add me on @misswen pls, and you can see what goes on behind the scenes :)



I also like how the filter really helps brighten the image as well, because some times when you have inadequate light, your photo can look really dull and blah, making your under eye circles stick out of your face and your skin colour look like death.

Don't forget to check out my review of the fisheye lens that I featured on this video and the app I used is: 

MeituPic: https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/meitu...
Also available on android, search "meitupic"

Thanks goodness for filters I say :)!!

Much love,

Wengie 


Fairies have always seemed very mystical and whimsical! After doing some research,  I found out that fairies were perhaps more mischievous and perhaps even dangerous!

To translate this into a makeup look I decided to do something a bit different and go beyond the boundaries, just like fairies do when they want to create some havoc in the world of humans.

This look is certainly not for the faint hearted and may suit a costume party look during Halloween :) Don't be afraid to play with the colours and make them rich and vibrant!

Fairy Makeup Video Tutorial


Fairy Flower Crown Tutorial:



Products I used

Napoleon Perdis Autopilot Primer: http://amzn.to/1s2jsqd
Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream: http://amzn.to/1s2jDSe
Napoleon Perdis Foundation Brush Large
Etude House Precious Mineral Powder: http://amzn.to/1yUOfxX
Coastal Scents 252 Color Palette: http://amzn.to/1s2weF1
Maybelline Eye Studio Master Precise Pen Eyeliner: http://amzn.to/1t8WW47
Holika Holika Jewel Light Eyeliner #14: http://amzn.to/1tIaMwp
Napoleon Perdis Concealer Brush
Ardell Half Lash 301: http://amzn.to/123WR7C
Dolly Wink Sweet Girly Lash #2: http://amzn.to/1r81eEl
The Face Shop Design My Eyebrow: http://amzn.to/1wlS3nf
SportsGirl Lipstick Pout About it
SportsGirl Lipgloss Lip Jam
Vidal Sasson 3 Roller Curler (similar): http://amzn.to/1r81vHy
DIY Flower Crown - Video tutorial here: http://youtu.be/3I2pQLCtbg8


This bloody princess has cried so much that her eyes are now permanently red. I loved playing with the red eyeshadows for this look, and I must admit it was my first time. I'm a red shadow virgin! Until now :)

This is a great look for halloween or a costume party and don't forget to wear it with some Princess attitude :)

The Bloody Princess Makeup Tutorial Video 


The products I used for this look:


Dr Jart + Ceramidin Cream: http://amzn.to/1szEnBd
Napoleon Perdis Autopilot Primer: http://amzn.to/1nN69i5
Maybelline Mineral Power Concealer: http://amzn.to/1zECFrQ
Skin 79 VIP Gold bb Cream: http://amzn.to/1tFh7rN

Coastal Scents 252 Color Palette: http://amzn.to/1tFhItL
Maybelline Hyper Glossy Eyeliner: http://amzn.to/1xAq6bO
Maybelline Master Precise Pen Liner: http://amzn.to/1pUDkfe
Dolly Wink Sweet Girly Lash #2: http://amzn.to/1wIyIQM

Canmake Color Change Eyebrow Mascara (similar) http://amzn.to/1nN6GjW
Tony Moly Eyeshadow Party Powder: http://amzn.to/1u3q5Qq

Tony Moly Cat Chu Wink Lipstick: http://amzn.to/1oVEdcy
Loreal Shine Caresse Juliette: http://amzn.to/1szFyk5

Crown Tiara (similar) : http://amzn.to/1xAr87J


I'm continually inspired by quotes so I thought I'd share some of my favourite quotes every week that constantly drive and motivate me to be better everyday.

I discuss this quote and what it means to me in the video below:



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!