Monday, November 22, 2010

MAC Pearlglide intense eye liner "Black Line" & "Lord it Up"

Left: "Black Line" [black with gold sparkles], Right: "Lord it Up" [brown with gold sparkles]
Black Line looks darker but I just didn't swatch hard enough, and of course the gold glitter is more obvious in "Black Line" since the contrast is bigger.

"Lord it Up", see the gold sparkles? that sparkling one on the left eye near the end haha

I love wearing this now because brown looks more natural and it looks good with my new light brown hair colour haha. Most of all, these eyeliners DONT SMUDGE! I loveee how the gold sparkles are so subtle yet pretty.

Wearing Lord it Up

I like wearing Black Line with gold & brown eyeshadow because the gold sparkles go with the gold shadow... I'd probably use Lord it up with it too but it just wont give as much definition to the eyes.

I wish I had all the pearlglide intense eye liners! They are SOO awesome!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

OPI "Cuckoo for this color"

I liked this colour a lot when I saw it online before, but now I kind of feel like the colour is too mature for me... @_@ I probably won't reach for it that often in the future o.o

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Essie "Fiji"

This is a solid pastel pink and it remind me of OPI Mod about You.
I made a mistake using white polish for the bows! Barely anyone could tell their existence.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

MAC "Coral Crepe" paintpot

no flash

- MAC Coral crepe paint pot on lid
- MAC "Swiss chocolate" on crease & outter 2/3 of lower lash line
- MAC "Charcoal brown" on outter V
- MAC "Rule" as transition color
- some matte white shadow on browbone & inner corners
- MAC "Dip down" fluidline on upper lash line & lower lash line

- Anna Sui blush #600
- MAC "Pinch O' Peach" blush on apples of cheeks
- MAC MSF "By Candlelight" on cheekbones
Kanebo PK-3

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Top left to right: Sheseido Hydro-powder e/s "Whitelights", Red Earth PU078 (shattered)
Bttom L to R: Sephora e/s "aspen summit" (I think that's the name?); MAC "Scene"; MAC "Beauty marked"; MAC "Rule

no lipstick here, but eyes show more of the colour than the first pic
- Red Earth PU078 on lid, not passing the crease & lower lash line
- Sephora e/s "aspen summit" on inner 1/3 of lid & brow bone
- Sheseido Hydro-powder e/s "Whitelights" on top of sehpora e/s & inner corners
-MAC "Scene" on crease
-MAC "Rule" as transition colour
- MAC "Beauty marked" on outter V
- MAC black track fluidline to line upper lash line & lower lash line
- MAC "Melba" blush
- MAC bronzing powder in "golden"
- MAC MSF "By Candlelight" as highlight
- MAC "Shy girl" lipstick

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Benefit "Skinny Jeans" creaseless cream shadow [on the go smokey eyes]

Benefit creaseless cream eyesahdow/liner "Skinny jeans"
Maybelline Falsies mascara
MAC Shadestick in "Sharkskin" [black with silver glitters]
MAC pearlglide eyeliner in "black line" [black with gold glitters]
NYX jumbo pencil "Pots & Pans" [silver]

Cheeks: MAC bronzing powder in "Golden"; MAC MSF "By candlelight"
Lips: MAC Creme de Nude lipstick

1) Apply Skinny Jeans all over the lid, not too high up, blend it out with your fingers to make sure there are no sharp edges (also put some along the lower lash line)
2) Put some black eye shadow or black paint stick(ex: NYX jumbo pencil "Black Bean") on the outter V to add depth to eyes. Blend it out.
3) Apply black eyeliner along upper lash line & lower lash line (I'm lovingg the MAC "Blackline" Pearlglide eyeliner, it does NOT smudge & it has gold glitter in it :D )

4) Apply mascara on top & lower lashes

5) Apply white eyshadow/silver eyeliner on inner corners
[ if you have time, highlight your brow bone and add some brown eyesahdow on the mid section of your eyes]


Monday, November 8, 2010

OPI Expert Touch Lacquer remover vs Sally Hansen

[I put the Sally Hansen nail polish into the container on the left b/c its so much more convienient]

As you can see, I have cracks on my nails (all the time) because I wear nail polish everyday. Right now, my nails are all at around the same length. However, before I started using the OPI nail polish remover, once my nails chipped, they'd get even more fragile after I use the Sally Hansen nail polish remover to take off my nail polish. Eventually I'd have to cut them short.
Sally Hansen nail polish remover only costs a few bucks but the OPI is $20. However, I got it for $10 when it was on sale at London Drugs.
Improvements from switching to OPI:
- nails aren't as yellow
- stronger nails after using it to remove nail polish (usually they'd be soft and fragile)
- moisturizing (like ACTUALLY)
- What I LOVE about this is that it STOPS my nails from chipping FURTHER. Before, when I triped digging under the chipped part it'd peal even more, but with the OPI, even when i try to dig underneath, I CAN'T! [I know i'm not supposed to dig it in the first place though hahah]
I'm going to stick with the OPI nail polish remover and I'm just going to use Sally when I use my Konad kit :)
  • So earlier I ordered the Nail Tek Foundation II online because it was highly recommended by this make-up guru on youtube, she said that it was what prevented her nails from getting chipped. I paid $10 CAD in total but I think it's only about $5 in the states or something. ANyway I was really excited about it but after using it twice, I realised that it made my nail polish chip really fast and just worsened my nail condition. I'll use it a couple more times before I'm sure of anything but so far I'm not happy with it.