Monday, August 26, 2013

Photo Diary: Urban Chill | CreativeGesture

Hey everyone, this weekend has been wet and wild to say the least, not nice enough to chill by the beach but perfect for a wee explore around the city! My last photo diary was very well received so I will continue this series as I love this style of blog post, it's a great way of seeing different parts of the world. I visited the beautiful Cathedral upon the hill which bell rings out over the city everyday, growing up in this city the cathedral has been an icon, from the main street you can see it standing tall watching over the city. I love the art of the windows and the style of the architecture.. not to mention the beautiful staircase to the sky! 

Friday, August 9, 2013

Limited Edition Sleek Makeup Candy Collection: Review & Swatches | CreativeGesture

Hey everyone, about a month ago I received the Limited Edition Sleek Makeup Candy Collection in the mail after ordering it from their online store. This collection is so me! It's super girly with lots of pinks and bright neon coloured pigments and as usual everything in the collection is to die for! I am SO excited about this collection so have put together a blog post with high definition photos and of course swatches!
Here is the Limited Edition Sleek Makeup Candy Collection all un-boxed, it looks so gorgeous together, the colours and packaging are incredible . I cannot wait to try all of the eyeshadow pigments out, its nice to see a good variety of cream, shimmer and matte finish products in this collection. If you ask me its a pretty cute collection!I have already fallen in love with Sleeks blush by 3 in the past, I have their Lace blush by 3 and consider it a holy grail and my go to selection of blushes. The candy collection blush by three is called "Sweet Cheeks" and contains three pretty pink shades, from left: Candy Floss (Creme) , Dolly Mix (Powder) and lastly Cupcake (Powder). All names I feel are perfectly in fitting with the theme of this collection.I love Sleeks eye shadows, they are always so brightly pigmented so as usual the I-Divine Candy Collection Eyeshadow palette nicknamed i-Candy was no disappointment what so ever! The colours are absolutely gorgeous I'm loving the pastel pinks and cool fresh blues, the pigments look gorgeous in the palette and I bet they will look even better on! 
I tried my best to swatch all of the eye shadows as best as I could, so here goes! (From left to right) 
Top : Strawberry Sherbet (Matte), Bon Bon (Shimmer), Parma Violet (Matte), Apple Sour (Shimmer) , Pear Drop (Shimmer) Flump (Matte).
Bottom: Liquorice (Matte), Blue Fizzle (Matte), Aniseed (Shimmer), Bubble Gum (Matte), Mint Cream (Matte), Cream Soda (Shimmer)

This is my first ever Sleek Pout Paint, I have heard people rave about how long lasting and pigmented these pout paints are so was very excited to see a pout paint included in the Candy Collection! I simply love the colour of this product as well, so bright and bold great to make a statement with, I cannot wait to try this colour on! 
 Swatch of Sleeks Limited Edition Candy Collection Pout Paint in Lol-Lip-Pop
Overall I am thrilled with how amazing the Sleek Makeup Limited Edition Candy collection is, I couldn't be happier, as usual the quality of Sleek Makeups products are incredible and I am yet to be disappointed! The collection itself was perfectly in theme, all of the products reminded me of candy with their bright and bold tones and colours, it was nice to see a variety of different finishes to the products. I love this collection and hope that Sleek continue to surprise me!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Like List: 5 Facebook Pages Worth Liking | CreativeGesture

Hey Everyone, like most of you a big part of my life is online, I shop online, I socialize online and game online! Ive always been more of an online gal rather then watching the television therefore over the years have discovered some pretty cool sites and pages. Most of you will have a Facebook account like myself. I spend WAY to much time on there doing absolutely nothing, honestly I have no clue how I spend so much time on Facebook!! Anyways during my time so far on Facebook I have discovered some pretty cool pages that I think are worth a like, these pages are quirky and entertaining, so I wanted to share a few of my favourite pages with you. Here are my top 5 Facebook pages of the moment. Oh! And If I have missed any good pages please.. link me below!
My first Facebook page worth liking is based of the classic Where's Wally? books, I used to love these books when I was younger! This page is great for passing time, they post a new Where's Wally challenge every day, some harder then others.. can you find Wally below? (It took me only a minute)
I love art.. BUT not all art appeals to me.. however while at Design School I came across this amazing artist know by the name C215 and ever since then I have forever been inspired. This lead me to find and like the C215 Facebook page and I'm glad I did! They post amazing art pieces on a weekly basic, there art is like nothing I have ever seen before, so unique yet bold. Definitely worth a look at! 
When I first discovered Magical Wonderlands Facebook page I was unaware that they sold clothing, the reason I liked this page was their amazing look books, funny and witty quotes and memes and beautiful pictures which they post often. Since then I have been inspired by their beautifully crafted bodices which are honestly perfection if that was a thing! I would definitely recommend liking this page for some fashion inspiration! #LoveIt 
When I was only 10 years old my mother took me to the World of Wearable Art show in Nelson, since then it has moved to Wellington as it has grown into quite an icon in  the fashion and art scene worldwide. I can still remember the feeling I had going to the show feeling absolutely inspired and wow'ed by the creativity. I have never seen anything else quite like it. Their Facebook page shows snippets of creations that I'll be featured in their show and also artsy pieces. I love this Facebook page, I am actually going to the WOW show in Wellington this year for my 21st birthday! 
Last but not least I have been loving Steven Khalils beautiful wedding dress designs, they are angelic! I know I am far away from having my own wedding but a girl can dream of the perfect wedding dress cant she? I have always loved pretty things and love this page, hey maybe one day if I'm really lucky my dream could be a reality but in the meantime I don't mind some of Stevens amazing works to pop up on my timeline for me to dream about #Tragic 
.. and thats it, my top 5 Facebook pages I think are worth liking. I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post, I really enjoyed putting it all together although it was tough choosing only 5! Feel free to post your fave Facebook pages below in the comments section!