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Guest Post: Krissy from Pretty Wee Things.

I welcome you my first blog guest post: Krissy from Pretty Wee Things. A blog about health, fashion and beauty and of course her little man!

Pretty Wee Things

Pretty Wee Things about me photo

The wonderful part of starting a blog is joining a community of other bloggers. We all completed an online course at The Clever Cookie School of Blog some months ago and throughout the 4 weeks we supported and encouraged each other, getting to know one another and reading each other's blog.

So it was through the school I met Krissy of Pretty Wee Things. A lovely mum of a little boy, newly married to a dashing man (you must check out her stunning wedding photos!) She completed a Bachelor of Science honours in Psychology and also a Makeup Artistry certificate. She is into health, fashion and beauty. Krissy has a some delicious recipes which are healthy and worth checking out too.

Let's get to know Krissy a bit more...



1. What inspired you to start your blog journey?

My son…not literally, but becoming a mum meant I had to somewhat change the way I was used to living (like endless shopping trips, super long showers, white clothing). I wanted to still feel like “me” while being the best mum I could be, so along came Pretty Wee Things. My blog is my space to share the things that still matter to me, like fashion and beauty and health (and my awesome little man), even if my “normal” has changed.


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2. What is your favourite post you've written? (Link please)

I have to say that I LOVE seeing others enjoy my posts, so my favourite posts so far are probably the ones that seem to be enjoyed by most.  Our wedding day was a clear winner, but then who doesn’t like weddings!  And my healthy bliss balls have been a long-standing blog pleaser!  I always find people come back to that one!
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3. Top three health tips for summer.

Stay hydrated with LOTS OF WATER!
Enjoy the summer fruit, it’s not bad for you!
Remember sunscreen (or better yet, buy a day cream that has SPF) and good quality sunglasses

4. What essentials do you carry in your bag?

My water bottle, always a lipstick (I love MAC hug-me at the moment), concealer (I’m using Rimmel), Elizabeth Arden 8 hour lip balm, my inhaler (asthma, kind of a massive essential), baby wipes and nappies.  These days my bag doubles as a baby bag!
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5. Three make-up items you can't live without?

The Kit eyebrow gel pen in Dark Taupe, Kora Organics by Miranda Kerr tinted day cream, and Mascara!

6. What is one tradition your family has at Christmas time?

Growing up, our Santa always had a hole in his sack and would leave a trail of lollies wherever he had been.  I loved the excitement of waking up on Christmas morning and following the trail of candy to find our presents, or to see that he had visited our animals.  I absolutely will continue that tradition, although I may need to think of a healthy alternative to candy!  Any suggestions welcome!

7. What is on your Christmas list?

I haven’t even thought about myself for Christmas this year.  To be totally honest, I would love some new homeware…some cushions and a new giant entrance mirror!
Thanks for having me on Adore Re Mi!!!
It's a real pleasure having you on board at Adore Re Mi. By the way I love your Christmas tradition!
We will see more of Krissy in the near future, I'll be asking more on her beauty, fashion and psychology views. Please check more of Krissy on Facebook and Pinterest .

Halloween Makeup Ideas

Halloween makeup ideas by Adore Re Mi


Halloween makeup ideas by Adore Re Mi

Halloween Makeup Ideas: Be afraid, be very afraid! The ghosts, ghouls, witches and vampires are coming to eat your sweets and candy so be prepared to scare them back with your ghoulish faces.

I have compiled a frightfully assortment of halloween makeup for your delight. I do hope you can run away with some inspiration and ideas to re-create an ugly face! It includes makeup ideas for the little critters too. I was going to add the halloween costumes but they seem to be multiplying so I will control it by adding a separate post soon.

Witch's makeup by Adore Re MiMy witch's makeup. I highlighted the nose, cheeks and corner of the eyes with a shimmery shadow. I bought the green base from the fancy dress shop.

Summer Kellsey: LionessLove this girls mane, I mean curls and easy to-do makeup of a lioness. Makeup by Summer Kellsey

Lioness makeupI couldn't resist another cute lioness. Makeup by Jen from Frm Head to Toe

frmheadtotoeJen is the master of makeup tutorials, a great website to check it out. Look here for fox makeup tutorial.

Claw nailsTo compliment your outfit, don't forget the claws! By Honeymunchkin.

Butterfly makeupStunning butterfly makeup for all ages. Change the colours to suit your outfit. Source, via Pinterest.

Day of the Dead makeup by Adore Re MiDay of the Dead makeup by me! Dressed up as Frida Kahlo for a mexicano party. I used black eye shadow for shading on the cheeks, eyes and nose. For the finer details eyeliner. I bought the white base from the fancy dress shop. Tip: stick on rhinestones on the face with a non-toxic glue or use glitter glue.

Day of the Dead makeup by SephoraLove this Day of the Dead look by Sephora. Great guide to use, be creative and change the colours to your taste.

Now for the little critters!

painting puppy makeup by Painting Parties in the U.K. Tip: You can buy kid's face paint from your local art and craft shop, toys store or fancy dress shop. Make sure it's safe for children's skin.

girls halloween makeupGreat for a witch's outfit. Tip: Change the colours to silver & icy blue for a Frozen theme. Via Pixie Dust Face Painting.

Tiger makeup for kidsTip: If you want to get creative, you can buy face paint from fancy dress shops or online. You also need brushes for the finer details and makeup sponges to apply the base on the face. You can buy these online or from art and craft shop, chemist/pharmacy.

Reminder: make sure it's kid friendly, water based makeup paints that is sensitive on skin. For more information check here .Via 2leeponlie.

I hope you have chosen your ferocious face because next post is about Halloween Costume Ideas for Everyone! Ok you savages good people go and enjoy the week. May you get lots of feral ideas!

Makeup inspirations

MakeUp Inspirations via Adore Re Mi


MakeUp Inspirations via Adore Re Mi

Now that you read last week's post on hair inspiration, this week it's about makeup inspirations. So it's time to update or refresh your makeup with these easy step-by-step makeup tips and looks for all complexions from fair to dark skin. The aim: To learn something new. Whether it's using a new eye shadow colour, knowing where to apply or how to apply, you will gain something from here as much as I did when I completed my makeup course.

I completed my  short course at 3 Arts in Sydney while I was hairdressing. I learnt the foundation of make-up and applied this knowledge on my models for photographic shoots and for myself. My favourite practice model is my mum as I learnt a lot about mature skin. I included a picture of Helen Mirren to show you how less is more especially with age. The collection of pictures shown here are from my Pinterest board. When I started to 'pin' I threw away all my folders of makeup and hair pictures I torn from the magazines. I especially love the tutorials which help you (including me) understand the application of makeup.

In the following pictures, it's requires you to use a eye shadow base- neutral and shimmery colours too. An example is like this one:

MAC cool eye shadow paletteMAC x15 Cool Neutral eye shadow palette. Photo by Lesley Rocks Face. A great website with lots of makeup reviews.

Now I'm not saying you have to buy this one, I am only using the colours as an example. However, if you do want to buy, depending on your budget, you can purchase makeup from chemist/pharmacy for $, Priceline for $-$$ or MECCA and soon to open Sephora $-$$$

how to make your eyes popPicture 1 is about highlighting your eyes to make them pop by dotting the middle and the inner eye with a lighter shade almost iridescent/white. Finish off with a thin eyeliner to make the colour stand out. Via

Helen MirrenPicture 2: Helen Mirren is my idol. She is stunning at her age, in fact you don't think of her age but a fashion icon. I chose Helen's makeup for the 'young at heart' women. Throw away the bright, fashion colours and stay on the neutral side for a timeless look. This makeup suits fair to olive skin. Via Make Up & Beauty.

wedding:natural make-upPicture 3: Perfect for weddings, daytime, special occasions without looking like a panda. I love the warmer, bronze neutral with a soft pink lipstick. For greater impact apply false eye-lashes. Via Kissable Complexions.

Barely there make-upPicture 4: Similar to picture 1 instead with blue eyes. Love how the soft neutral pink makes the blue stand out. Via

how to do winged lookPicture 5: Now it will start to get a little tricky. How to apply liquid eyeliner, firstly with lots of practice. I started using eyeliner when I was 19 and still do. I love how it makes your lashes longer and makes you look retro sexy. Make sure you use one that doesn't smudge and if you don't like the thickness, go thin like dot to dot on your eye lashes.  Source: Buzzfeed.

I like keep my makeup minimal, it's either bold lips or more defined eyes with eyeliner. Never both as it looks too much on my small face.

Smokey eyes for Asian womenPicture 6: If you have Asian eyes, pencil eye liner is softer for the inner eyes, you can smudge it a little for a smokey look. Source: Buzzfeed.

smokey eyesPicture 7: For the ones who want to try smoky eye makeup, this is a great tutorial, again using neutral colours. You can use this as a guide and use different eye shadow colours of your choice. Source unknown via Pinterest.

Bright eyes for dark complexionsPicture 8: For the dark skin, Lupita Nyong'O 's makeup is stunning on her. Not everyone can wear the bright blue eye liner and it looks great on Lupita. To balance the strong eye makeup, a bright coloured blush is added with neutral lips. Alternatively just a bright lipstick is enough. Via Divalocity.

I can hear you saying, whose got time to practice? The best part is that you can't make big errors using neutral makeup. If you don't have makeup brushes, as most of us do, apply with your finger, I use my ring finger or cotton buds for the darker colours. You an purchase brushes from Priceline or invest in better quality from a professional counter. I use Bobby Brown.

The most practice needed is applying eye liner, if you have kids about let them play nearby in front of a mirror or best when they are being looked after by a family member or partner. Girls love to be included and want to copy their mums and I found a perfect solution without worrying if the ingredients in the makeup can react on your child's skin.

via Soho Sonnet.comI found Soho Sonnet (great website) with a great idea for kid's makeup. Adding nail polish to empty eye shadow case and let them dry rock hard, no messy makeup on the carpet! I'm going to do this for my 3 year old who loves beauty, what little girl doesn't.

That is all for today. Next week will be Halloween costumes and makeup ideas, don't miss it! Adore Re Mi.