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 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...
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!
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...
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...
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
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….
Nars Douceur – Review
Clarins Mosaique Bronzer – Review
MAC Select Moisture Cover Concealer in NW35 –...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
May was all about wearing coral-ey colours and light makeup. Wearing too much makeup in this heat is unbearable!!
You don’t necessarily want things that stay on all day. I do wash my face from time to time. But I want products that fade well and don’t leave a mess.
On to this month’s favourites!
01. Perfume : Bvlgari : Pour Femme
This was in last month’s favourites too but I love it’s floral scent. Sadly, this bottle is empty now and I’ll be moving on to another mini perfume.
02. Face Mist : The Body Shop : Vitamin E Energizing Face Spritz
It’s a really good face mist. It makes the skin really cool and gives it a fresh feeling. I...
I thought I’d start my tutorial series with a simple and universally flattering look. the grey smokey eye. This look can be made as minimal as possible or as dramatic as you need it to be.
Along with the pictures, I’ve given detailed intructions below.
What you’ll need :
01. Dark grey and cement (medium) grey like the Dior 5 Couleours palette.
02. Matte Black like Mac Carbon.
03. Black pencil liner like Maybelline Kohl Express.
04. (optional) Black liquid liner like Benefit Magic Black.
05. Black Mascara like Givency Phenomen Eyes
06. Eye Shadow brush.
07. Blending brush.
How to create look...
Bobbi Brown’s lengthening and waterproof mascara No Smudge has a really nice formula. Within a single coat it covers the lashes quite nicely. Rather than volume, I feel it adds more length to them. The product itself doesn’t dry quickly. I’ve had this for about 5 months. I’ve started to use it more frequently in the last month. It does form clumps after 3-4 coats but I generally only apply too. I don’t like the look where there is so much mascara that it looks too obvious and at time dirty. One downside is that it doesn’t feel very light. It kinda weighs down the lash and doesn’t hold the curl too well for long.
I like the brush, its not too big and...
Covergirl LashBlastFusion was one of the first mascaras I had used. I’m not aware if its available in other colours but mine is in black.
I love the shape, at the time when it came out, it was a nice change to see. It looks so pretty and I just love that hot purple!
The mascara is thick and creamy in black. The wand is large with soft rubber bristles. It goes on very smoothly and very few clumps. I really don’t like clumpy mascaras which make it too obvious, I like the finish to be thick and smooth. I generally comb over my mascara with a spare wand to separate lashes. With this product, the application was smooth, I flicked it twice and once with my spare wand and I was good...