Lupercalia Curios is finally here! Get ready to feel beautiful.

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I hope all of you are having an absolutely marvellous day. My brand new online store is up and running! Each piece is handmade by me using the highest quality AAA grade crystals and materials. Unlike traditional bindis, these little treasures are designed to last and be worn over and over and over again! I’ve dubbed them keepsake bindis because they’re not the disposable kind.

Browse the collection and shop on my 100% secure and safe online store, click the image below and get whisked away to the land of sparkling bindis.

Click the image to be taken directly to my secure online store.

Click the image to be taken directly to my secure online store. 

 

Lupercalia Curios also has a Facebook page and it needs some of your loving, being brand new it’s a bit bare, like it and come chat! Clicking the image below will take you straight to Lupercalia Curios Facebook page.

Click the image to be taken to the official Facebook page.

Click the image to be taken to the official Facebook page.

Thank-you for supporting Lupercalia Curios, I hope you love each bindi as much as I do.

Peace & Love
Veruska
xox

 

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Cruelty-Free Favourites! Haircare, skincare, makeup and more

Hello my pretties! This video is dedicated to some of my favourite cruelty-free products. All the items I mention are listed in the description box below the video. Because this video is quite long (though I promise you I’ve jam packed it with goodies) I’ve added some links in the description box so you can navigate to parts of the video if you don’t want to watch the entire thing, so if you just wanted to see me talk about Klara Cosmetics you can skip straight to it!

Purchase the cruelty-free, vegan makeup brushes I swear by, just *Click Here*
Try Eye of Horus for yourself, remember to use coupon code ‘Review’ at checkout to receive 15% off your total purchase price when you shop at their online store: http://www.eyeofhorus.com.au

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Until next time,
peace & love
Veruska xoxoxo

Indian Inspired Soft Neutral Makeup with Winged Eyeliner (Cruelty-Free Makeup Tutorial)

Hello gorgeous creatures! I walked past an amazingly beautiful Indian woman the other day, she was unbelievably stunning and I had to do a little ‘double-take’. Her makeup was soft yet dramatic and I felt inspired to recreate this look in a makeup tutorial. Dig my video, don’t forget to ‘like’ it if you, you know, liked it.

Purchase the cruelty-free makeup brushes I swear by here: https://furless.com.au/?partner_id=7324

Remember to use coupon code ‘Review’ at checkout to receive 15% off your total purchase price when you buy anything from Eye of Horus! *Click Here* to be taken directly to their online store.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial, let me know if you give it a whirl! Come chat with me on Facebook, I’d love to hear from you.

Peace & Love
Veruska xox

How to Apply Individual False Eyelashes Quickly and Easily!

In this little video I’ll demonstrate how to apply individual false eyelashes. This style of false eyelash is perfect for those of you who find the regular strip lash too heavy or uncomfortable on your eyelids. Individual false eyelashes are extremely easy to apply and come in a variety of gorgeous styles! Dig my video.

I hope you enjoyed this little video, don’t forget to subscribe to my channel and come chat with me on Facebook!

Peace & Love
Veruska
xox

Klara Cosmetics Review. The Next Big Thing in Beauty. (Cruelty-Free)

Today I’m reviewing quite a few pieces from Klara Cosmetics. I discovered these guys at Sydney Hair Expo 2013 and was blown away at the colour payoff and creamy consistency of their products. In this post I’ll be reviewing their shimmer eyeshadows, diamond eyeshadows, matte eyeshadows, zero pores primer, cc cream, shy blush, gel eyeliner and kissproof lipsticks. Before we begin, dig my video where I create a metallic plum eyeshadow look and flawless face using Klara Cosmetics, I am SO in love with the cc cream and blush… Ok, I’m in love with the entire range!

Let’s start with a bit about the brand, the next paragraph is taken directly from the Klara Cosmetics website.

Australian owned and designed, Klara Cosmetics is the first concentrated range of superior quality cosmetics made with 100% colour pigmentation.
Named after its visionary founder – Klara Sabotkoski –the innovative makeup line provides every woman with the result that professionals have been striving towards for years. “Professional Makeup for Life”: this is how Klara sums up its vision. The inaugural range that launched in Australia in 2013 sold out within the first week, with makeup gurus and beauty connoisseurs addicted to the on trend palettes and high performance products.
Using the best possible ingredients from the most reputable suppliers worldwide, Klara’s hyper pigmented formulas allow a three dimensional look that make eyes sparkle and lips pop. They give the illusion that the wearer’s skin is glowing from within. The extensive and edgy colour assortment inspires creativity and self-expression. The long-lasting performance and blendable texture make it practical and divine to wear.

Klara Cosmetics point of difference is that their products are 100% pure pigment, the next paragraph is also directly from their website.

Klara brings colours to their maximum saturation, delivering a phenomenal range of pure shades that are truly unique in the market. Pigments are used in their highest possible concentration, creating a stunning coverage and an unrivaled, high voltage result. When you try Klara’s products for the first time, you will instantly see why it is so differentWhile most makeup brands require you to apply the product several times to achieve the desired coverage, Klara’s concentrated colours give you an intense and long-lasting result right away, even with the smallest quantity.

I’m going to start with the CC Cream.8 in 1 Mineral Foundation.
Read the product description by *clicking here*
Application: This bad boy is a dream to apply. I smoothed this on and immediately noticed how lightweight and breathable it felt upon my skin. I found it was easy to build this cream from a sheer coverage into a medium coverage.
Colour Match: I have this in ’02-Light’ and it’s a perfect match for my skin. I noticed this foundation is very skin-tone adaptable, so if you were a little lighter than me or a little darker than me you could definitely still wear this colour and it would look perfect.
After 5 Hours: This foundation was still looking perfect! It has a semi-matte/glowing finish. I have very oily skin and this foundation still looked freshly applied after 5 hours.
After 9 Hours: Still perfect! I found that I didn’t have to blot my face once during the day, which is new to me, I usually blot at least three times a day. My foundation hadn’t separated, creased or caked. It hadn’t oxidized and turned a funny colour. The area around my nose still looked perfect (I always find around my nostrils is the first place foundation will start to go funny) and my skin looked glowing.
Worth it?: In a word, absolutely. It stayed perfect for 10+ hours of wear, my skin looked glowing and fresh right up until I removed my makeup (no granny mask, no dried out complexion, no oil-slick of a face, no creasing or fading). This foundation delivers the deliverables and looks natural and beautiful! Here’s a photo of me wearing it (I’ve had it on for 4 hours when this photo was taken).

Klara Cosmetics CC Cream 8 in 1 Foundation in '02-Light' and their 'Shy Blush'

Klara Cosmetics: Zero Pores Primer, CC Cream 8 in 1 Foundation in ’02-Light’,’Shy Blush’,’H20 Proof Gel Eyeliner’,’Diamond Eyeshadow’,’Shimmer Eyeshadow’

Zero Pores Primer
Read the product description by *clicking here*
Application: I used a pea sized amount and it covered my entire face and neck. Smooth and silky to apply, no tacky or sticky feeling.
After 5 Hours: My makeup is still looking fresh, I’m using a different foundation (not the Klara CC Cream) to test this primer out because I know exactly how difficult my chosen foundation can be. So far so good.
After 9 Hours: Alright, this primer is king! My chosen foundation usually cakes, separates and fades after about 6 hours, turning me into a greaseball. I haven’t been able to find a primer that stops this from happening, until Klara’s Zero Pores Primer came into my life.
Worth it?: Yes. A little bit goes a long way and it made even the rudest and most unruly of foundations behave. My skin looked beautiful right up until I removed my makeup and I haven’t felt or noticed any sensitivities to this product (sometimes primers leave me red or splotchy).

Shy Blush.
Read the product description by *clicking here*
Application and Pigmentation: This two-tone blush is just gorgeous! You can use either colour individually or mix both together. I like to mix both. It’s EXTREMELY pigmented, so just lightly tap your brush onto the blush then softly dapple it over your cheeks for a beautiful glow. Perfect and complimentary for all skin tones. This blush imparts a soft matte/glowing finish.
After 9 Hours: This blush stays true to colour and doesn’t fade. It looked gorgeous right up until I removed my makeup.
Worth it?: Yes. This is my new go-to blush. If there was a product that should become a cult makeup classic, this is it.

H20 Proof Gel Eyeliner.
Read the product description by *clicking here*
Application and Pigmentation: Smooth and easy to apply, this gel liner is extremely black! You have about 20 seconds from application to smudge it out before it sets. I am very pleased with how creamy and pigmented this liner is. Until this lovely pot of black came along, I hadn’t been impressed with a gel eyeliner.
After 9 Hours: I created a winged eyeliner with this gel, and 9 hours later it still looks perfect. It hadn’t ran or smeared on the inside or outside of my eyes, even though I had laughed till I cried numerous times. Still super black, no fading, no flaking and it looked soft and smooth with no dried out areas.
Worth it?: Yes. I am over the moon that a gel eyeliner exists that is actually worth the hype. Be sure to use eye makeup remover when taking this one off, because it’s got some brilliant staying power.

Diamond Eyeshadow. Scroll down to see swatches
Read the product description by *clicking here*
Application and Pigmentation:
 Gorgeously pigmented, this eyeshadow imparts a sparkly sheer wash of colour over the eyelid, I found for such sparkly looking eyeshadows they are extremely wearable and give your eyes beautiful dimension and depth.
After 9 Hours: My eyeshadow looks as if I had just applied it, perfect! No creasing, no fading, no fall-out. Just perfect sparkly peepers.
Worth it?: If you’ve been looking for a gorgeous soft sparkly eyeshadow then look no further, head on over to Klara’s online makeup store and browse their gorgeous Diamond Eyeshadow collection. The eyeshadows are very generously sized and you only need a small amount due to how beautiful their colour pay-off is, so these shadows will last you for ages.

Shimmer Eyeshadow. Scroll down for swatches.
Read the product description by *clicking here*
Application and Pigmentation: Extremely pigmented eyeshadows that are true to colour. They apply silkily and blend effortlessly. I loved the beautiful satin finish of these shadows.
After 9 Hours: My eyeshadow was still looking freshly applied, absolutely no fading, creasing or fall out.
Worth it?: Yes. There is such a massive variety of colours to choose from so there is something for everybody. Each eyeshadow is beautiful and silky. I want them all!

Matte Eyeshadow.
To read the product description *click here*
Application and Pigmentation:
100% true to colour payoff, amazingly blendable, some matte eyeshadows can be on the difficult side to blend, but not Klara’s. These matte eyeshadows are gorgeously silky to apply, not chalky at all. They impart a very flattering and glamorous matte finish.
After 9 Hours: Like all of their products so far, this eyeshadow performs perfectly. No creasing, no fading, no fall out.
Worth it?: Yes, yes and yes. Not all matte eyeshadows are created equal. Some can impart such an unflattering powdery finish and highlight fine lines around the eye area, not these ones! Once again, there is a huge variety of colour so there will be something for everybody. The black is my favourite, it’s blacker than black and blends out to create the ultimate smokey eye!

Swatches

I only swiped my finger once from the eyeshadow onto my skin so the colours you see represent the colour payoff of one swipe.

Images belong to Klara Cosmetics. Click image to be taken to their online store.

Images belong to Klara Cosmetics. Click image to be taken to their online store.

Kiss Proof Lipstick. Scroll down for swatches

To read the product description *click here* 

Whoa, where do I start with these! Talk about amazing long wear lipstick that actually does what it promises without making your lips look all shrivelled and dry.
Application and Pigmentation: Absolute, 100% true colour payoff. These lipsticks are pigmented to within an inch of their life. Make sure you have exfoliated and moisturised your lips before application to guarantee yourself a whole day of perfect wear. I like to line my lips with the lipstick using a lip lining brush and then fill the entire lip in. These are also amazing for creating ombre lips because you don’t have to touch them up AT ALL. Hence, easy ombre goodness!
After 9 Hours: Yes, 9 hours, I’ve worn these lipsticks for 9 hours without touching up. I’ve been eating, drinking (without a straw), talking, laughing, kissing and through it all my kiss proof lipstick has stood it’s ground. My lips look smooth, they feel comfortable (no dry, taught feeling that some long-wear lipsticks are notorious for) and most importantly, NO ugly little water line on the inner part of your lip.
Worth it?: I would marry this lipstick. Does that answer the question?

Wearing Kiss Proof Lipstick in '04' Hot Neon Pink

Wearing Kiss Proof Lipstick in ’04’ Hot Neon Pink

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Go to their site to see more shades!

Here’s are two videos where you can see me using Klara Cosmetics.

I hope you enjoyed my review, photos and videos. Let me know if you try any Klara Cosmetics, obviously I highly recommend them! Find their online makeup store here: http://www.klaracosmetics.com
Buy the cruelty-free brushes I swear by here: https://furless.com.au/?partner_id=7324
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Triple Winged Smokey Eyeshadow Tutorial, Radiant Skin & Luscious Lips (Cruelty Free Makeup Tutorial)

My loves, I apologise for how quiet I have been of late, I’m smack bang in the middle of moving interstate and things have been busy, very busy. In this makeup tutorial I’ll show you how to create a beautiful triple winged smokey eye, sounds like it might be a hard look to achieve but I promise it is super easy! I’ll also show you my favourite false eyelashes, they are so simple to apply and perfect for those of you who struggle with getting your false eyelashes to sit nicely. Dig my tutorial sweethearts.

I hope you enjoyed my video! Don’t forget to *susbcribe* (it’s free!). I am in all sorts of glorious love with Eye of Horus makeup, use code “Review” at checkout to receive 15% off your total purchase price when you buy anything from http://www.eyeofhorus.com.au  You will love them, I promise!

I’ve used Furless makeup brushes throughout this tutorial, they are gorgeous quality, apply makeup like a dream and are 100% cruelty free! Purchase their beautiful products here: https://furless.com.au/?partner_id=7324  This is my affiliate link, you don’t have to use it but if you do I would like to say a massive thank-you from the bottom of my heart for helping to support me and my videos.

How beautiful is the floral headpiece I’m wearing? It’s by Band of Blooms, find them on etsy by *clicking here*

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Thank-you for watching, please feel free to share this video about and help me build a gorgeous little cruelty-free makeup army! I need your help, there’s only so many times I can spam my family.

Peace & Love

Veruska xox

P.S. Here’s a photo of todays makeup look

Gold Eyeshadow is the business!

Gold Eyeshadow is the business!

Furless Makeup Brushes. Cruelty-Free, Affordable and Professional!

I am so excited to share with you all the magnificence that is Furless makeup brushes! In this video I’ll be reviewing the Pro-Range, and may I say, the brushes are unbelievable! Cruelty-Free synthetic brushes that are amazing quality, apply makeup like a dream and are affordable to boot! Furless are an Australian brand but they ship internationally, so you can get your hands on some of their fine bounty if you’re not in Aus (or Oz). Dig my video, at 04:24 of the video I do a quick run-through of all the brushes you receive as part of the Pro-Range.

Want to see the brushes in action? I only used Furless brushes in my latest tutorial, so give the video below a little look, watch these brushes do their amazing thing!

These brushes are seriously something special, Furless do a whole range of different brushes, they have this amazing pink set of makeup brushes on their site that I’m eyeing off, I want them all! Also, the red tiger print brush roll, how cute is it? It’s lovely and spacious and feels so lush, I just want to carry it around and show it off. *Click Here* to go to the Furless brush site and peruse their amazing items, they also do mineral makeup, so check that out!

Do you love the floral crown I’m wearing? It’s handmade and to die for. Check out Band of Blooms, *Click Here* to go to the etsy site, there are so many beautiful pieces!

Do you dig Furless brushes? Already own some of their range? Let me know if you give them a try! Buy these luxurious brushes by *Clicking Here*

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Peace & Love sweethearts. Hope you’re all having a marvellous day!

Veruska xox