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Aus Tattoo Expo

This last weekend I had the pleasure of working as a hair & makeup artist for the dolls in attendance at the Australian Tattoo & Body Art Expo in Sydney. It was a colourful occasion, that I was most thrilled to be part of. As the title suggests, much excitement went on around me, though here is a glimpse of my experience.

Bright eyed and bushy tailed, 5 bags in hand, I arrived at the Royal Hall of Industries. It was a hot day…perhaps Summer’s last hoorah!- Thank gosh it was cool inside!

I had never been to such a fanfare and couldn’t help but think I didn’t quite fit in, with my lack of inked skin. Alas, amongst the rows of tattoo artists, I found the- oh so cute, Stealth Photographics booth.

Stealth celebrates all things vintage and pinup. Roaming across Australia, it is run by the lovely Miss Sarah-May. Sarah captures dolls adorned in costumes from her vast collection, set in a classic, vintage scenes.

Throughout the day I set about doing many wing lined eyes, peachy cheeks and bright red lips, typical of pinup style. With hair to match, I pinned curls, rolled victory’s and teased the s*** out of those poor girls’ hair. An all-round timeless looks that seemed to suit everyone!

This opportunity was both exhilarating and inspiring, and I look forward to doing more pinup style shoots in the future. A great day was had, and I’d like to thank Sarah for this fantastic opportunity!

(Must note** Top left of collage- model’s own makeup and combined effort on the hair…Professional snaps to come!)

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OH NO! Broken Shadow

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Simple Steps To Repair Broken Pressed Powder

There’s nothing worse than having your favourite eye shadow or powder crumble in to a million pieces…only to then disperse itself all through your bag! The good news is, this problem is easily fixed with a few items found around your house.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Rubbing alcohol (Isopropryl 70%)
  • A metal spoon/knife or spatula
  • Ziplock bag
  • Tissues (Kleenex)
  • A coin (quarter , 10c in Aus)
  1. Crush your broken shadow in to smaller pieces until it becomes a fine powder. The powder can be crushed inside the ziplock to avoid mess, and you can now use it as a loose powder if desired.
  2. Next, return your powder to it’s pan and add a few drops of alcohol to the powder.
  3. Mix with a spoon/spatula, adding more drops of alcohol until the powder becomes a smooth paste.
  4. Flatten the paste and tap the pan lightly to remove any air bubbles.
  5. Leave to air dry for 30 mins.
  6. Flatten again- this time with a coin (or something close to the shape of the pan) wrapped in a tissue. This will remove any excess moisture from the alcohol and ensure your powder is nice and packed)
  7. Leave to air dry overnight and VOILA! your powder is as good as new!

UPDATE*** For mineral makeups, alcohol won’t work, so you can use Jojoba oil instead.

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