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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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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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Haul : YSL, Jouer, Mac, Avene, Nuxe, Bioderma, Nyx etc

Posted on Aug 17, 2013 in Beauty, Eyes, Face, Haircare, Lips, Make Up, Skincare

Haul : YSL, Jouer, Mac, Avene, Nuxe, Bioderma, Nyx etc

I was actually going to post this last month but forgot and just discovered these pics this week. It’s a haul over 2 months. Some of the stuff I ordered online in India, Dubai airport and a Finnish pharmacy! Photos and swatches!     L-R | Bioderma – Sensibio H2O Solution Micellaire Moroccan Oil – Light Treatment Oil Nuxe - Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Usage Dry Oil Avene - Rebalancing Soothing Emulsion     L-R | Mac – Face and Body Foundation – C4 Jouer – Mineral Blush – Peach Bouquet Elizabeth Arden - Cream Blush – Nectar Shu Uemura - Eyelash Curlers     L-R | Nyx – Jumbo Eye Pencil – Strawberry...

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Dark Garnet Eye Tutorial

Posted on Jan 13, 2013 in Beauty, Eyes, Make Up

Dark Garnet Eye Tutorial

This look mainly revolves around a neat Garnet eye shadow. Garnet also happens to be my birthstone! I loved the idea of a dark vampy eye look. It’s something I’ve never done before but the colour is just too gorgeous to pass up! Hope you like it!   What You'll Need 1. Eye primer like Mac Prep+Prime in Medium 2. Purple or Mauve eye shadow like Mac Trax 3. Garnet shade eye shadow like L’oreal Infallible in Burning Black 4. Matte black eye shadow like Mac Carbon 5. Highlighter eye shadow like Nyx Pureskin       Step by Step 1. Apply moisturizer to the lid and then a primer. This will help the eyeshadow stay longer and the pay...

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September 2012 Favourites

Posted on Oct 13, 2012 in Beauty, Eyes, Haircare, Lips, Make Up, Nails, Skincare

September 2012 Favourites

This comes late on the schedule but these are products I reached out for last month. I’m in love with OPI Parlez Vous. It’s such a beautiful colour!           01. Dry Shampoo : Lush : No Drought It’s getting warmer and hotter and I so need this on second day hair. It smells lovely and I’m really loving the powder application more than sprays.   02. Lipstick : Revlon : Colorburst in Peach It’s a light coral colour. It’s looks great. I wish it was a bit more moisturizing though.   03. Eyeshadow : NYX : Taupe Staple base eye shadow for me. Can’t ever go wrong with this.   04. Eyeshadow : Mac :...

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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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May 2012 Favourites

Posted on Jun 5, 2012 in Beauty, Eyes, Face, Lips, Make Up, Nails

May 2012 Favourites

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...

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April 2012 Favourites

Posted on May 8, 2012 in Beauty, Eyes, Haircare, Lips, Make Up, Skincare

April 2012 Favourites

It’s for the April favourites! I’ve started using tinted moisturizers even more, since its summer. But other than that there are a few products I discovered this month that I LOVE!! Onto the list then!     01. Dry Shampoo : Toni & Guy : Refreshing Dry Shampoo I very curious to dry this out. I don’t want to shampoo my hair everyday and this makes second day hair look a lot better. I don’t think this is the best result but it does soak up some of the greasiness. 02. Tinted Moisturizer : Stila : Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer : 01 Dark With summer on full swing, foundation just isn’t a good match for everyday wear. Stila’s tinted moisturizer...

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Nyx Eye Shadows in Peach Bronze and Golden Dune

Posted on Apr 23, 2012 in Beauty, Eyes, Make Up

Nyx Eye Shadows in Peach Bronze and Golden Dune

These are my favourite of the lot I hauled! Peach Bronze is a proper bronze with gold shimmer. Golden Dune is a dirty yellow/copper with gold shimmer. Both look so gorgeous and flattering. They are especially good if you are working with festive looks. Pair them with a plum, olive green or teal colour and you have a bright festive look! Quality wise both are quite similar. They go on very smoothly and are SO pigmented. There is a bit of fall out if you wear these without a primer. I felt that the consistency of both together made them more wearable. The fall out is more apparent when its been worn for a long time. They last fairly well. Over 8 hours so its good for occasions. They...

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NYX Eye Shadow in Taupe and True Taupe

Posted on Apr 16, 2012 in Beauty, Eyes, Make Up

NYX Eye Shadow in Taupe and True Taupe

Today, I’ll review the NYX eye shadows Taupe and True Taupe! Siblings in the name but the shades are quite different. Taupe is more yellow while True taupe has more grey and red in it. I have to disclose that I bought these because I like to make my eyelids look even and smooth. These too colours work well together to make it even and add some difference as well. My swatches appear too washed out on my skin so I will re-take the swatches soon and re upload them so that you can see the colour better. The best way to describe these two shades is that they come before and after Urban Decay’s Buck. Taupe on the yellow side and True Taupe on the more brown and grey side. The...

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NYX Eye Shadow in Pure Skin

Posted on Apr 16, 2012 in Beauty, Eyes, Make Up

NYX Eye Shadow in Pure Skin

I had recently hauled a couple neutral eye shadows from Nyx. Pure Skin was one of them. It’s a light peachy/cream colour with gold shimmer. It’s more yellow and its quite sheer. It would work well as a highlight for brow bones or to blend in different colours if you want shimmer. I’m not too happy with my purchase. I feel that it doesn’t stay on too long. It fades after 3-4 hours which is far too less from what I expect. Also, the fallout is quite a lot. The shimmer does spread EVERYWHERE. For the money spend, although NYX isn’t high end, you can still get better eye shadows in similar colours. But, I will swatch these anyway. Here it...

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Haul and MedPlusBeauty Review

Posted on Apr 6, 2012 in Beauty, Eyes, Lips, Make Up

Haul and MedPlusBeauty Review

I was looking for bronzey neutral shades that I didn’t have. I also wanted a blue based red lipstick and Ruby Woo seems so out of reach. I decided to buy Revlon’s True Red. I decided to give MedPlusBeauty a try. I’ll start by saying that I’m pleased with the haul and the website. But the way they handle delivery is atrocious! And I probably won’t buy again from MedPlus because of it. More on the story below, I’ll start with the goodies! 01. NYX – Single Eyeshadow – Taupe 02. NYX – Single Eyeshadow – True Taupe 03. NYX – Single Eyeshadow – Pure Skin 04. NYX – Single Eyeshadow – Peachy Bronze 05. NYX –...

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