Saturday, December 12, 2009


Having needed to buy summer shoes for work for sometime now, as my current shoes are falling apart basically, i decided to try my trusted Midas shoe store in Melbourne's Cbd the Melbourne central store. For those of you that don't know, Midas has European high fashion Ladies shoes mostly expensive but no where near as expensive as the top shoe designers IE Jimmy Choo's. Usually the stuff are quite friendly, but sometimes they can be a little snobby. But this experience tops the cake.
Today, I walked in and was taking a look at the shoes on the sales table, and within 30 seconds one of the sales assistants made a bee line for me. She was very pale with freckles and short red hair, she was wearing a pink cardigan and had way too much peach blush on with dark purple eyeshadow. Her makeup looked atrocious. I asked to try on a pair of black casual sandals, the Fanna style below,

in a 38 showing her the shoe. But before I can let go or put it down she rudely takes it out of my hand, asking me to "LET GO" as she needs the number underneath, mind you, there are 3 other pairs on the table she could have taken. But before she goes she confirms its an 8 so a 39 and i reply "no I'm a 38", but she doesn't want to know and walks off. She comes back with a 39, which is clearly too big. As I'm trying it on she keeps telling me that its my size and it fits just right, but its so big that i have at least 3.5 centimeters between my heels and the end of the shoe. And when i walk my feet slip. She tells me that they are meant to be loose and come off like a slipper. I tell her i have the exact pair but in white in a 38, can you please check to see if you have any in that size. She answers with "I will have a look! take the shoes that you have on off now, I need them back." "NOW please" I take them off and she rudely asks for the one that was in the box not on display and i hand her the shoe and she replies with "NO NOT that one, the other one!" and then proceeds to snatch the "correct" shoe out of my hand. : 0
At the same time I ask for a size in another style, a sandal again but suede but i specifically insist on a 38. She hesitantly agrees, looking at me like i have elephantitis feet! She then goes on back to the store room and comes back with the 38 and a 39.... She informs me that there are no 38's for the black fanna style sandals, I reply 'i will try another store'. I try on the second pair in my correct size 38, and they fit wonderfully however I'm a little unsure, on the style. When i turn around to tell her, i think i like the other shoe better she snaps "Can I have them back then!" I start to walk back to the couch as fast as i could as the shoes were quite slippery on the rug she rudely hurries me up with a "NOW!" and nodding her head.
Unbelievable!!!!! i only had them on for less than 2 minutes, walked to the mirror and then turned round. Not like i had been there for 2 hours trying to make a decision. It does take a little time to try on shoes, do they fit correctly are they comfortable. They weren't closing, there were five staff members serving, in a small single story boutique. She never asked if she could help me with something else, if she could ring another store for me...I left with nothing and I was disappointed that i didn't have a nice nasty comment for this woman. I guess i was more dumbstruck again by all the rude and sometimes nasty people i seam to consistently encounter!
Have you had any shopping experiences from HELL? Have any of you come across this kind of bad customer service in a shoe store or any store for that matter?

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Look of the Week

Flipping through my 'Who' magazine yesterday i came across this stunning picture of Kate Beckinsale. In a gorgeous emerald green Andrew Gn dress. I instantly loved the color of the dress, and the make up-
smokey eye, pale pink lips and dark vamp nail polish. Stunning!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Aami Vic Derby Day 2009

Fashions on the field, Derby Day 2009

My top picks.

Monday, October 26, 2009

My disastrous attempt at applying fake lashes

Sitting at my computer yesterday after noon, and feeling bored, I decided to try my hand at applying fake lashes. I had recently brought a pair (MAC #7 's) on my weekend away in Sydney. I have watched more than my fair share of "beauty how too" videos on you tube, and i thought to myself "I can do what you all do, How hard could it be?"..... Well! .
Not as easy as I thought.....
I not only ended up with glue all over my hands, and finger tips but i almost glued my eye lids together. Thinking the tube of glue was like an eye drop I squeezed way to hard and a giant blob of glue came out. Then I proceeded to glue one of the lashes onto my left eye only to have it not sit right, as in sitting to high. I then decided to try the right eye, but that was worse. On my first attempt, the eye lash seemed to be sitting almost upside down, and on my second attempt the end of the eye lash had lifted and i had a thin line of glue on my eyelid. On my third attempt i had more glue on my inner right eye and i had to quickly wipe that off, or i would have glued my eye shut. I tried my left eye again but the lashes were sitting way to high again. Sigh... : D
So after this somewhat small but disastrous attempt to apply fake lashes i have decided to look into the best alternative i can think of Eye lash extensions.....Stay tuned for the before and after picks.....

Monday, September 21, 2009

Emmys 2009 Fashion - My Top Five

5. Heidi Klum - Elegant and beautiful in black. I really like the long black earrings.

4. Drew Barrymore- The Blushing princess

3. Rose Byrnes- Pretty and sophisticated. Dress by Valentino.

2. Mila Kunis- I love this colour, and those shoes!!! I want those shoes! Her makeup looks fantastic too.

1. Blake Lively- My top pick!

This Red Versace dress is stunning, her skin just glows in this dress. I love everything about this look. From the pulled back hair, to the nude shoes. Shes followed the less is more rule with the jewellery. Blonde's always look great in red.

Pics by, and The Age

Saturday, September 5, 2009


Summer is just around the corner and you know what that means...Beautiful summer dresses, bathers, shorts, minis and a gorgeous golden brown tan....well a fake golden brown tan..
On the off chance you don't know how to apply fake tan and you don't want a call from Mr Wonka because hes hiring stuff, here is a guide on how to apply your self tanner correctly.
Ideally the best time to apply fake tan is a few hours before bed. Using a loofah (an exfoliating mitten and a brush for your back) exfoliate your entire body. Remember to concentrate on the dry areas like the knees, ankles feet and elbows.
Apply your self tanner to one part of your body at a time. Take a small amount of your product and starting at your thighs apply in circular motions, massaging well into the skin working your way down each leg. When you reach the drier part's of your body like your knees and feet, lightly brush them with the self tanner used on your legs. Repeat this technique on the rest of your body.
Once you have finished with the application wash your hands thoroughly, than take a very small amount and apply the tanner on your hands massaging it in as you do with your hand cream.
Wait 10-15 minutes before getting dressed preferably in loose clothing or PJ's.
To help the tan last longer apply a rich moisturiser daily.
If all else fails, your best option is to get a spray tan done by a professional Beauty therapist.

Guinot have a great self tanner called Auto bronze (left) and for those of you that are super pale this one works quite well given you a beautiful glow.

If this self tanner is still too dark than try a gradual tanner like St Tropez medium to dark for the body (Right) it also comes in a formula for the face.

This is what we don't want to look like

Look of the Week- Sunday July 19 2009

Kim Kardashian's casual travel/airport look.

I really like the white ripped jeans,(their quite sexy, actually the whole look is sexy), and the white top, just enough cleavage. (Glad I'm also blessed with cleavage). Wish i had a Balenciaga bag (a black one of course) Ive always wanted one...but a little too expensive for my budget.
Next time i travel, this will be how i look when i get off the plane. (Yeah right!!)
One can only hope...well i do have the sunglasses...

My favourite books on Make up!

So i thought i should start off my blog with
my favourite makeup book.
Its the one i always go back too. I own several books on makeup from
my first makeup book Cindy Crawford's 'Basic face' to R
ae Morris's beautiful book 'Makeup, The ultimate guide'. But Making faces by Kevin Aucoin is a must have! It has a step by step guide on contouring and highlighting, makeup application, makeovers on celebrities and ordinary people.

Check it out at Borders or your local bookstore nex
t time your there.

I love the look Kevin created on Jewel with a black kohl eyeliner pencil and dark brown/metallic liquid eye shadow.

Rae Morris's beautiful book on makeup!!