Fashion & Beauty Tips & Tricks

In this week’s Fashion & Beauty Tips & Tricks, I’ll be sharing with you some tips on getting fuller looking lips – it’s really easy I promise you, how to find out if the lipstick shade suits your skintone, what colours would definitely suit you and everyone else! It’s all about the lips this week!

Then for fashion, I show you how you can transform a simple t-shirt into something more spectacular. Or rather I’ll share with you an experiment I’m about to try.


  • Getting fuller looking lips

Thanks to Rae Morris for this simple tip, now I can share with you, my lovely readers the secret to having fuller looking lips. It’s as simple as….wearing a nude shade. Yes, it’s true. A paler, nude shade would make your lips look a lot fuller. Not convinced? Check out the images below of my lips. One with a rich red lip colour and the other a soft nude shade.

nude red lips
Lips look fuller with the nude shade compared to the red one

See the difference? But sometimes it can be tricky to choose the right nude shade because some nude shades can simply wash you out, which brings me to the next tip – How to find out if the lipstick shade suits your skin tone.

  • Getting the right shade of lipstick for your skin tone

You know how you often swatch the colour at the back of your wrist or hand to see what it looks like? Well, instead of doing that, swatch it on your finger instead. Why? Well, the colour of your fingertip is actually the same shade as your lips! So, if you swatch it onto your fingertip – just ONE stroke is enough by the way – you’ll get to see if the colour is too light, dark, rich, muted…and the list goes on – for your lips! Easy right?! Again a tip shared by the makeup guru Rae Morris of course!

  •  Universal lipstick shades that would suit everyone

So what are the shades that would suit everyone and anyone? Magenta and plums apparently! Maybe it’s the right amount of reds, blues and pinks that have been mixed together that makes these shades so versatile on everyone. The trick though is getting the right intensity to suit you. Again, try the swatching on your fingertip trick to find the right shade!



Got that plain t-shirt, but want to change it up a little? And you’re finding it to cumbersome to actually dye the t-shirt. Guess what I just discovered? Fabric spray paint! Ok, maybe I’m a little late on discovering this little gem, in fact I saw it first on one of my favourite blogs – I Spy DIY – who did an ombre t-shirt with the fabric spray paint. Granted I only bought ONE shade (I’m an idiot) but hey, you have to start somewhere right? So I’ve chosen green, because the store I went to only had that and yellow available. I used a simple white t-shirt I got at K-Mart, which cost me only $6 (kar ching!) The fabric spray paint was on special for $6.99, was $12.00 (again bargain!!) . This was what I did:

fabric spray t-shirt spray layout

Step 1 – Prepare the t-shirt by placing it on a newspaper or better still if you have a plastic sheet, use that. Make sure you’re doing this outside so that you don’t end up soiling the floors inside!

scrunched t-shirt

Step 2 – I decided to scrunch up the bottom part of my t-shirt to create some sort of pattern. Just for fun. You don’t have to if you don’t want to.

spraying tshirt

Step 3 – Spray! I squirted randomly instead of doing a full spray which would result in a less splurty effect. I call it a ‘splurty’ effect 😉

Step 4 – I moved the t-shirt to a “cleaner” area so that I won’t end up soiling the back. Unless that’s the design you’re after. Then spread it out and sprayed or in this case splurted sporadically all over the bottom bits of my t-shirt.

The result:

sprayed tshirt


Not bad huh? Stay tuned for when it’s all dry and I actually wear it out! Meanwhile, it’s hanging in my laundry waiting for the pain to set.




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  • Jo-Anne Wizz says:

    Using string tieing up your tee also using tiny elastic bands with diff colours leaves great patterns & very colourful indeed.

    Be good to see you wearing your tee!

    Also some of my earlier comments were for the Berlei Comp but never went under it!
    Have a great fab day … Cheers!

    • baublesb says:

      Thanks for those tips Jo-Anne! Might give those a try next time 🙂 I’ll probably wear the tee tomorrow. It should be dry by then.

      Actually yes, your Berlei Comp comments came through.

  • LisaW says:

    Love that tip about testing lipstick on your finger! So many times I’ve tested a lippy on the back of my hand, only to come home and find out that it looks terrible on me!!

  • Kirsty says:

    I have always suspected! I’m sure that’s why I always think I look better without the lippy! Thanks Norlin!

  • Kirsty says:

    I always liked nude colours as apposed to red colours, and now I know why!! Great tip Norlin!

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