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About Me/Contact

The basics


Me
Hi! My name's Ahalya and I'm a 26 year old Melbourne based beauty blogger.

To fund my makeup addiction I work as a lawyer by day. I love my job and have no plans of giving it up any time soon but I have been toying with the idea of taking a makeup course on the side as a hobby.

My blog
I started my blog in March 2010 because my friends were sick of hearing me talk about makeup and I wanted an outlet for my beauty obsession. I kept blogging because it allowed me to meet many lovely like minded people to share my experiences and opinions with.

My photos
I use a Nikon D5000 camera to take all of my current photos. I don't consider myself to be a photographic expert in any way and fully accept that I'm still a beginner. If you have any suggestions on how I can improve my photos then I'm always grateful for the assistance or any constructive criticism.

If you want to use any of my photo's on your blog or site then you may do so as long as you provide a link back to my site and email me the link of where it is used.

On to the makeup!

The foundation
My foundation colour in MAC is NC42 although I find that MAC foundations oxidise on me quite a bit and change colour after about 30 minutes of wear time.

I used to love heavy coverage foundations because I was obsessed with having flawless skin and hated my face without makeup but now I'm all about sheer coverage foundations.

I usually mix foundations and colour correctors together to get my perfect shade and texture on any given day buy my current favourites are Becca Luminous Skin Foundation in Bamboo and Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation in Wheat.

On days that I need a bit more coverage I tend to reach for NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Syracuse, MAC Pro Longwear Foundation in NC42 or Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in Bronze.

The cheeks
I am a major blush addict but my favourites are NARS Taj Mahal and Exhibit A blushes and Smashbox Radiance blush.

The lips
I love many different lip products but I tend to favour either a very neutral glossy lip or a bright statement lip. My favourite neutral lip colour is Chanel Aqualumiere gloss in Glass Quartz and YSL Golden Gloss in Golden Praline. My favourite statement lip colours are NARS Schiap lipstick, NAR Heatwave lipstick, MAC Girl about Town and MAC Style Curve lipstick.

The eyes
My must have items for any look are a good black liquid liner and lots of mascara! My HG liquid liners are Shisheido's The Makeup Automatic Fine Liner or NYX's Studio Liquid Liner.

I'm not too fussy with which mascara I use but some of my favourite mascaras are Loreal Voluminous mascara, Diorshow mascara and Chanel Inimitable mascara.

Want more?

Then check out my blogger interrogation at Will Work For Makeup by clicking here or shoot me a question by commenting on a post or by emailing me at ahalya@bugsbeauty.com