WOOHOO! I did it! As someone who has experimented a lot with their hair over the years, it seems I’ve become a lot more careful with my hair choices these days. I was actually quite anxious about dying my hair red. It’s been a long time since I’ve had red hair and it’s a big change from my normal colours. While pink and red may not seem like a big difference, but believe me, it is!
I went with Red Corvette by Fudge. Fudge recently re-packaged the paintbox colours and renamed a few. I was a bit scared it may turn out ‘Ronald McDonald Red’, which is actually the last red colour I had, but was wanting something a little deeper this time. I’m so happy with how it turned out!
Please excuse the red scalp! This was the day after I dyed it and still had some colour residue. Every time I wash it my shower looks like a murder scene! That is going to take some getting used to!
So, what do you think?
I live a hop, skip & jump away from Chadstone so when I heard that the new section was opening with a new Mecca Maxima store I decided I was going to head in and check it out. The first 150 people in line got to meet Chloe Morello and receive her new palette from Ciate London.
I’m kinda lucky the cats had me up half the night and I was up super early. Originally I was going to head over to Chadstone around 7:30, but after checking the facebook feed and seeing so many people had lined up, I figured I’d head over early. I arrived around 6:20am and was #112 in line. Walking in I met a lovely lady named Jasmine who ended up being my line buddy and chatting helped kill the time!
It actually flew by pretty quick, despite waiting nearly 3 hours! Mecca supplied doughnuts, coffee (or in my case, hot chocolate), as well as water & goodie bags. Oh, and pretty boy eye candy! Mecca staff also came around offering up setting spray, lipstick and festival dots, which you can see I said YES to!
Once Chloe was in store the line started moving pretty fast. The DJ was killing it and they had an MC who was trying to hype up the crowd. Chloe was gorgeous in person and so sweet. I really didn’t know what to say, I am actually quite a shy person. It was all captured in photos and I just have to laugh at THIS photo. It looks like she’s going for a boob grab, when in fact she was admiring my necklace.
Whilst in store, a lady came up to me saying she noticed me in line and LOVED my outfit, that my skirt matched the Mecca Pink and that my necklace was amazing. I knew she was *somebody* but not who, and it wasn’t until a few hours later I realised who she was. THE FOUNDER OF MECCA! *DEAD*
Mecca Maxima also had a gifting tree to celebrate the store opening. If you spent over $65 in store you could then go and pick an envelope off the tree and have the chance of winning big. I picked up the Too Faced x Nikki Tutorials palette and headed to the gifting tree and scored a Smashbox makeup bag and primer!
All in all, I had a wonderful day!!
What is your MUST HAVE beauty item?
On Saturday night I headed out to The LuWow for a friends birthday. I had no idea what to wear, a mental state i’ve been in a lot lately. I really wanted to wear my Neverland dress from PUG, but while it fits around the waist, the bust is just way too big on me (see here). I really need to go get it tailored. I decided to make it happen though, and just turned the bust down inside the dress. Paired with the crop & belt, I think it worked well.
I’d heard of The LuWow before, I was meant to attend an event there previously, but didn’t make it, and I knew it had been used for photo shoots I’ve seen before, but that’s about it. It is a kitschy tiki paradise! It made me think back to Aitutaki and wish I could be back there. Later in the night we made out way into the other room to see the wrapping up “of a wild disco freak armageddon scene in the movie ‘Fags in The Fast Lane'”. Which we didn’t know at the time, it really was like we’d fallen down the rabbit hole, or what I imagine an acid trip may be like, it was truly spectacular though. (Unlike acid, drugs are bad!)
Oh yeah, my hair is blue-ish currently. I’m loving how it looks offset with browns. I’m wearing a whole bunch of make up, but it’s Colourpop “Beeper” on my lips, mainly Sugarpill “Countess” on my eyes & of course, Benefits “They’re Real” mascara. (Want to know any other product, just ask).
I don’t consider myself a big drinker, I may have a glass every 2 months or so, but I did let go a little on the night (and managed to catch the train home, go me!). The way they served up their cocktails were super fun with things like those rubber hands in a variety of poses, a plastic snake in a giant cocktail bowl and even one that came lit on fire! Left is the Tropical Itch and on the right is the Pain Killer. I certainly needed some real pain killers on Sunday!
What did you get up to on the weekend?