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Haul : YSL, Burberry, Chanel, Hourglass etc

Posted on Feb 21, 2014 in Beauty

Haul : YSL, Burberry, Chanel, Hourglass etc

I’ve been on a naughty haul! Well, technically, this is a collective haul over the last two months. Some of these are gifts since it was my birthday in Jan. So I have a mix of blushes and went made over lipsticks mainly. I also got a couple of Formula X for Sephora nail polishes but I forgot to take pictures of those. I really love everything I got. I’ve already used the mascara and the YSL lipstick in Ultimate Beige a lot, I love it! Burberry Beauty is something I was looking forward to buying. It’s expensive but it’s actually cheaper than Chanel, Dior or YSL. They have an incredible range and there’s a lot of focus on nudes as well. Anyway, here’s the...

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December 2013 Favourites

Posted on Jan 4, 2014 in Beauty, Eyes, Lips, Make Up, Skincare

December 2013 Favourites

It feels incredibly weird to say, but today’s my birthday!! Happy Birthday to me!! Turning 25 today which is a bit depressing… mentally I think I’m still 10! Oh well, I’m supposedly more grown up and capable of sound rational decisions now, more so than last year! ^_^ I’m so glad my birthday is on a Saturday though, more time to go out and stuff. For now, here are my favourites for December! I did a little haul last month which is kinda part of my birthday haul, so some new products are mentioned here. I’ve also posted my “Best of 2013” products post if you’re interested. Photos and swatches!     01. Body Butter : Soap...

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Best Of Makeup 2013

Posted on Dec 28, 2013 in Beauty, Eyes, Face, Lips, Make Up, Nails

Best Of Makeup 2013

It’s almost the end of a year!! Not the most eventful one for me compared to others but in general my life was more settled and I was happier! I also loved blogging all year round and all the travelling I did! Sentiments aside, this post is to celebrate the best stuff I liked using this year! There are a couple from last year that I still use but I thought I’d also talk about newer products I liked!   Bases Laura Mercier Mineral Powder in Honey | Mac Face and Body Foundation in C4 | Bobbi Brown Corrector in Peach   Blushes  Mac Plum Foolery | Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed | Mac Peaches   Eyeshadows Stila Merry & Bright Palette | Mac Quad | Inglot...

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Icy Blue New Year’s Eve Eye Tutorial

Posted on Dec 26, 2013 in Beauty, Eyes, Make Up

Icy Blue New Year’s Eve Eye Tutorial

New Year’s Eve is arguably the only time I experiment more with makeup! This year I wanted to so a really different eye look. Now I’m no genius, this look is inspired by this. Not sure who the original blogger is but if you do, please let me know so I can give credit.     I changed it up a bit to suit my eye shape. I don’t like a lot of makeup on the bottom and I also have hooded/deep set eyes. but you will need to change the crease position depending on your eye shape. Let’s get started! ^_^         Step by Step 1. Prime your eyes, chances are pastel shades aren’t the most pigmented. You’d also need a...

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Repurchased Products #1

Posted on Nov 2, 2013 in Beauty, Eyes, Face, Haircare, Lips, Make Up, Skincare

Repurchased Products #1

This post is a first of sorts! I love trying new products but there are certain ones I also buy again. I think this post would be a nice way to showcase products that really work for me. Hope you like it!     L-R | Batiste Dry Shampoo | Sunsilk Keratinology Heat Protector Spray | Bath & Body Works Into the Wild Body Lotion | Bioderma Sensibio Solution Micellaire | Burberry Brit Perfume       Clockwise | The Body Shop Hemp Lip Conditioner | Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara | Mac Select Moisture Cover Concealer | Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Truffle | Mac Technakohl Liner | Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick in My Mahogany | Urban Decay Buck (at center) I’ll...

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August 2013 Favourites

Posted on Sep 7, 2013 in Beauty, Eyes, Face, Lips, Make Up, Skincare

August 2013 Favourites

I don’t have too many few favourites for the last month. A lot of it is stuff I’ve been using for a while but failed to mention before. August Favourites :     01. Body Mist : Nyassa : Passion Burst Body Mist (not pictured) I got this in a Vellvette box and I’ve been keeping this in my office. I love the grapefruit scent, it’s very refreshing. The tiny bottle also makes it easy to carry on the go!   02. Toner : Avene : Gentle Toner My previous one was very drying, but this one is so gentle and removes any leftover dirt and grime easily.  I’ve really been loving Avene products, completely worth it.   03. Foundation : Mac : Face and...

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Vellvette Box : July 2013

Posted on Jul 29, 2013 in Beauty, Eyes, Make Up, Nails

Vellvette Box : July 2013

I got my July Vellvette box pretty early this month! And I’m quite happy with this one as well! So the theme for this month’s box are quick fixes. I’m just happy to see more makeup and less skincare in this one! Photos!         01. Sally Hansen : Miracle Cure : Nail Treatment (full size) This is a treatment for really damaged nails. If you wear nail polish as often as I do, you do notice your nails being more brittle or just a bit dried out. This is excellent timing because I’ve run out of my Zoya base coat and this can be used as one too! This claims to have natural proteins and anti-oxidants which penetrate the nail and help strengthen...

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April 2013 Favourites

Posted on May 6, 2013 in Beauty, Eyes, Lips, Make Up, Nails, Skincare

April 2013 Favourites

I have a lot of old favourites this month and a couple of new ones as well. Some of the products are ones I use every week and I somehow always overlooked them for these posts. So let’s get started!             01. Nail Polish : Illamasqua : Phallic Phallic is such a beautiful deep shimmery blue. You could say it’s the perfect midnight blue. I will gush more about this in a another dedicated post, but I was wearing this a lot this month. I really loved the quality as well.   02. Nail Polish : Illamasqua : Viridian I bought this and Phallic at the same time. I’m in love with this as well. It looks amazing on nails. I was pretty much...

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Rose Gold Eye Tutorial

Posted on Apr 25, 2013 in Beauty, Eyes, Make Up

Rose Gold Eye Tutorial

Hello munchkins! So I haven’t done a tutorial in a really long time and with all the free time I have I’ll doing a couple in the upcoming weeks. I have really really deepset eyes and so I generally like to wear eye shadows that make my eye area brighter! For the past few months, this has been my go-to look for any occasion. It’s really easy to do and goes with pretty much everything as well. Hope you like it!     What You'll Need 1. Eye primer like Mac Prep+Prime in Medium  2. Rose Gold eye shadow like Urban Decay Toasted 3. Matte medium or neutral brown eye shadow like Urban Decay Buck 4. Darker brown eye shadow like Urban Decay Hustle 5....

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Best of Makeup 2012-2013

Posted on Jan 6, 2013 in Beauty, Eyes, Face, Lips, Make Up, Nails

Best of Makeup 2012-2013

It’s been a brilliant year for me. I started working, missed my student days dearly but decided to bring the fun at my workplace to compensate for that! Starting this blog was a decision I was terrified of but I’m happy I took the leap. It’s something I do because it makes me happy and it’s very fulfilling. Throughout the year I made it a point to review the best and favourites more often. Hence you will find reviews here as well! So here are the best of make up in 2012! Ahem… and the categories are…. Blush Nars Douceur – Review Bronzer Clarins Mosaique Bronzer – Review Concealer MAC Select Moisture Cover Concealer in NW35 –...

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Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara in Blackest Black

Posted on Dec 9, 2012 in Beauty, Eyes, Make Up

Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara in Blackest Black

Revlon’s Grow Lusicous Mascara was one I’ve been hearing a lot about. Before I go on to review this, I should probably say more about what my preferences with a mascara are. I don’t like mascara that makes the lashes look blatantly fake; clumpiness, too thick to be real, flakiness etc. I would be happier using fake lashes if  I wanted it to look editorial.  I prefer one whitch coats the lashes well and they look distinct and really black. With that said, after having tried a few high end ones I was happy to discover that Revlon was somewhat equally good. With Grow Lusicous I love the formula but I hate the brush and the packaging. the mascara isn’t thick and gooey...

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Givenchy Phenomen’ Eyes Waterproof Mascara in Water Black

Posted on Oct 14, 2012 in Beauty, Eyes, Make Up

Givenchy Phenomen’ Eyes Waterproof Mascara in Water Black

I contemplated a lot about this purchase. It’s way too much for a mascara, ridiculous price. But I had heard so many good things about it. Then I saw a photo of the wand it comes with and I was sold. It’s perfect for my lower lashes and the inner corner upper ones. Givenchy’s Phenomen’ Eyes comes with a waterproof range and one that’s not. Over here I’m reviewing the waterproof one. I’m almost out of it and I thought I’d review it soon before it dries up. The colour water black is the only black one available. I get confused when mascaras sell 3-4 different shades of black. Honestly, who can really tell? Anyway, the formula is quite good. It...

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August 2012 Favourites

Posted on Sep 4, 2012 in Beauty, Eyes, Face, Lips, Make Up, Nails, Skincare

August 2012 Favourites

This month I went back to some products I had neglected but needed to use up and som new ones too. I am IN LOVE with the Laura Mercier Mineral Foundation. I don’t know what I’ve been doing all this time without it… I’ve been loving chunky glitter polishes even though they are a pain to take off.             01. Perfume : Ralph by Ralph Lauren : EDT 02. Face Powder : Laura Mercier : Mineral Foundation in Sand Beige 03. Soap : Khadi : Jasmine 04. Lipstick : Maybelline : Colorsensational Hi-shine in Coral Lustre 05. Bronzer : Bourjois : Chocolate Bronzer 06. Face Cream : Vichy : Essentielles 07. Eye Liner : Maybelline : Kohl...

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Bold Blue Eye Tutorial

Posted on Sep 2, 2012 in Beauty, Eyes, Make Up

Bold Blue Eye Tutorial

I’ve had a really lazy weekend. I’ve just been relaxing. I had more time on my hands and thought I’d do a tutorial. Now this one’s really bold. You might not wear this everyday but it’s a really fun look if you are looking to try something bright for a night out.   What You'll Need 01. Eye primer or eye shadow base like Mac Prep+Prime in Medium 02. Bright blue eye shadow like Inglot 426. 03. Dark blue or indigo eye shadow like Inglot 428. 04. Black eyeliner like Maybelline Khol Express. 05. Black mascara like Givenchy Phenomen’ Eyes                 Step by Step 01....

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Simple Gold Bronze Eye Tutorial

Posted on Jun 19, 2012 in Beauty, Eyes, Make Up

Simple Gold Bronze Eye Tutorial

Hello folks! I thought I’d post a simple eye tutorial. I’m doing a gold bronze look. This can be played down or made more dramatic depending on the occassion or what you are comfortable with.     Below are the types of products that I’ve used. You can find something similar to work with. Then are the photos with simple instructions. If you what to read more detailed ones, scroll past them. What You'll Need 01. Eye primer or eye shadow base like Urban Decay Eye Primer Potion. 02. Matte neutral brown eye shadow like Urban Decay Buck. 03. Gold and Bronze eye shadow like Nyx Peach Bronze. 04. Darker crease colour in dark brown or deeper gold shade...

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