Sunday, July 29, 2012

 Hi Guys,
I know it's been a long time since I last posted, but I now have a new blog that you can follow :)

Since I last blogged I have become a qualified makeup artist and am busy doing shoots and working with clients as well as setting up my new YouTube channel.

I would love it if you came and joined me at my new page as well as my facebook page (!

Until next time,

Jolz xxx

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

NOTD: China Glaze "Sex On The Beach"

Base: China Glaze "Sex on the Beach"
Konad Image Plate: m71, m45

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

first shoot for 2O1O.....

Model: Noorjahan Nizam
Makeup: Jolina O'Hair
Styling: Jenifer Apps & Elissa Brunato
Photographer: Robert Coppa. Copyright © 2010 - All rights reserved.

just a quick preview!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

i HATE MAC!!!!! ~ i think hell just froze over....

As you know i purchased a whole lot of makeup recently @ the MAC Pro store in Sydney to add to my kit. Among those purchases was a bottle of MAC Pro Airbrush foundation. I bought ONE bottle (for my own personal use to try out before i stocked my kit with it) and I cannot BELIEVE how inferior this product is in comparison to the Temptu range.....

Sure, the MAC airbrush makeup comes in a bigger package $60 for 50ml as opposed to Temptu $40 for 30ml, but the longevity, colour and finish, pale in comparison.

One of the big issues for me was the dry time. I have a set routine of how i get ready for work every morning.

1> blow dry hair
2> apply primer, then foundation
3> dry foundation with air from airbrush gun
4> powder
5> straighten hair
6>apply rest of makeup

When i use the temptu formula it is already dry by the time i apply the powder.... the MAC formula however is still not dry and the bristles of my brush are covered with the foundation.

Below is a pic of how it looks after applying powder..... (pls excuse the brows, have not been able to get an appointment @ the salon)

as i have limited time in the morning, i have no time to take it all off and start again so i add a little more powder using a puff, hoping that it will some how miraculously solve my problem.. but to no avail. i spend the whole day trying to hide my face at work... a bit hard when you are a receptionist!

during the day i notice that the foundation is worseing in wear throught the day. when i touch my face the foundation just slips right off (unlike the temptu formula which stays put ALL DAY!)

when i got home i was so apalled that i had to take a picture and show you what had happened!!!

HOW DISGUSTING IS THIS???? it's like my pores became giant and swallowed big pools of my foundation....and the worst thing is, is that my temptu foundation ran out yesterday and all i have left is this $h*tty mess of a product.

MAC- you have let me down TWICE now..... the more i buy from there the less i love them... the only thing that i am still in love with are the eyeshadows, and the pro longwear makeup... :(

I only wish there were more reviews of this out there, so i could've saved myself some money... now i have to wait a whole nother fortnight before i can order some temptu... so heart broken..

Hopefully i've saved someone from making the same mistake~!!

NOTD: China Glaze "Second-Hand Silk"

Here's my polish for the week...

Base: China Glaze in "Second-Hand Silk"
Black Tips: China Glaze: Liquid Leather
Crowns: China Glaze: Designer Satin
Top coat: China Glaze: Golden Enchantment

Konad Image Plates: M40 (tips), M44 (crown)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

I GOT PUBLISHED!!! well the team and i....

well this is VERY exciting news!!!!

the last photoshoot of 09 got selected in a top 24 article for "emotional lighting"....!!!

this is a first for me, the photographer, model and designer! and no easy feat either...

look out 2010... its gonna be an AWESOME yr! :D

please click on the link to have a look!!

Thursday, December 31, 2009

p h o t o s h o o t II

here are some pics from the second shoot of 09!!!..... look out 2010!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

MAC Brow Set "Clear"

So as you can see from my previous Sydney shopping trip i bought the MAC brow set in clear as i am wanting to concentrate on grooming the brows for photoshoots and also for myself when i wear makeup for work etc.

I was so excited to try this cos some of my MUA friends have been RAVING about it and MAC in general (lately i have been becoming more and more disappointed in MAC).

I tried it on Monday just past, and i am so disappointed with how this product DOESN'T work... it doesn't "set" my brows or hold anything... it looked terrible. i would've gotten better results from a tub of vaseline for $3 instead of spending $28 on this....

So children, don't invest in this product... i would recommend using vaseline, or "the makeup store" brow primer or even just a cheap clear mascara.... don't waste approx 1 hours worth of wages on this crap just cos it's "MAC"....

The Makeup Store Nail Polish "Madeleine"

So here is what The Makeup Store's holographic nail polish in "Madeleine" looks like....

It is VERY similar to China Glaze Collection "FYI" but with a little more pink than brown.

It retails for $25.00 AUD ($22.50 if you are a VIP member) so in comparison to what i can get China Glaze for ($9.95 @ the beauty supply) it's a bit pricey... :S

In comparison to the China Glaze it also has it's fair share of pros and cons.


  • it has a nice wide brush
  • the formula glides on with ease!
  • when layering coats it doesn't get splotchy like CG does, eg the first coat seems to come off whenever i apply CG second coat -this one doesn't do that.
  • excellent finish, the holographic effect is just as awesome as CG, if not better. i find that CG sometimes goes dull when i put a top coat on.
  • i love the packaging!!!

  • the cost... $22.50 compared to CG for $9.95....
  • i actually had to put 3 coats to get a nice finish, as opposed to CG which only needs 2
  • the smell is VERY strong!!! i got a massive headache after doing my nails.

All in all i am quite impressed with this nail polish, it definitely surprised me as i wasn't expecting to like it so much.

if you can afford to spend the money, or you don't have access to China Glaze in your area i would totally recommend it!

and now for some nail art......
(using Konad stamp system m70)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

my latest splurge......(picture heavy)

went to sydney with the hubby today..... and went on a SPLURGE!!! this is what i got!

THE MAKEUP STORE (CLOCKWISE TOP L - R): Trio Brow, Microshadow in Boarding (free item for signing up to the VIP which is usually $20 but i got it for $7 since i bought stuff, it entitles you to 10%off and 20% @ VIP events), Strazz "bubbelgum" -yes it really is spelt that way, Swarovski nail art deco, Strazz "multi"

MAC: FIX spray

SHU UEMURA: Powder pot w/puff - so i can carry some powder in my bag, sick of my nose getting oily....

MAC: Micronized Airbrush Formula in NC30

THE MAKEUP STORE: Hologram nail polish in "Madaleine"

MAC: Pro Longwear Lustre Lipcolor in "Jazz-y-Razz"

MAC: Brow Set

MAC: Pro palette Matte eyeshadow in "Fig.1"

SHU UEMURA: "Primal Mix Lashes"

KONAD: Nail art Image Plate #2

and finally... my nail art for the week, China glaze in "Flying Dragon" from the Ink range w/ Konad image plate M57....