Friday, December 25, 2009

Brown Eye Makeup

I always like brown, neutral eyeshadows. They are versatile and you can do smoky eyes for a more dramatic look or just go with a natural look. I watched a video on youtube and decided to try doing my eyes slightly different.

Didn't use much eyeshadows. Only used Kate Trick Eyes GD-1, Kanebo Lunasol 05 Close of Night, a black eyeliner pencil from MAC. Inner corner and outer corner of the eyes were blended upwards with darker brown eye shadow. And in the middle, I use lighter shade, so it add dimensions. Also, I used Kate Eyebrow pencil, false eyelashes to make the eyes look bigger.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Gift from miles away

I've been waiting for this special package from Hong Kong for almost 3 weeks. Finally USPS delivered them to me. I guess with the airlines reducing the number of flights, it's been difficult to mail things out from overseas.

Anyways, I'm so happy to see this package. My friend didn't tell me what it was. And I'm so surprised that Hello Kitty has such a nice gift package. THANK YOU SOOO  MUCH!!!

From the left: a body lotion, a fragrance (light fruity scent), and a lip gloss key chain. The kitty has sparkles on her skirt, so she's pretty cute. And actually some of my other fragrance have similar scent as this (i.e. Marc Jacobs Daisy and Burberry Brit Sheer), so I can use it as well.

Here's the lip gloss:

I'm not sure if I will use the lip gloss but the key chain is very made, so I probably will use it. :D

Friday, December 18, 2009

Playing with Eye Makeup 1

I don't know about you. But when I'm kinda bored, I like to play with makeup at home. Here's what I used:

Eye Shadows I used: Mac Blue Flame, Kate Trick Eyes BU-1 & GD-1

Jill Stuart Eye Jelly 08

Mascaras: Maybelline Colossal Volum' Express & XXL Extensions

Why I used two?? Each one serves different purposes. I always use XXL's primer as a base and its mascara together. This mascara instantly lengthens all my lashes but it may smudge. The Colossal one is a gift from a friend, so I just use on the top to lengthen my lashes further and it doesn't smudge.

MAC PearlGlide Eye liner in Rave. It's a deep purple with purple shimmers on it. Pretty cool.

Kate Eye Pencil - BR-2. This pencil is very fine but I kinda like it because it gradually builds up the color and doesn't create harsh lines.It's retractable, too. 

Steps I did with my eyelid:

1) GD-1 base color all over my eyelid
2) I put the color from the bottom left of GD-1 on my brow bone area.
3) Eye Jelly is placed on the bottom 1/3 of my eye lid. Just spread it evenly.
4) Mac Blue Frame is placed on top of the eye jelly. This color is cool but it doesn't tend to stay if you don't use something cream based to hold it.
5) Bottom lash line: I mixed the two colors from Kate Trick Eyes BU-1.
6)Eye line: I used MAC Rave to fill in between my lashes. I didn't line my eyes above the lashes... kinda lazy to do that but the false eyelashes I used would make my eyes look like I have eyeliner on.
7) Put on false eyelashes; then mascaras.
8) Fill my brows.

Final look... looks alright, right?

Friday, December 11, 2009

Urban Decay Cream Shadow: Midnight Rodeo & Delinquent

I received a sample of the Urban Decay Cream Shadow from one of my Sephora purchases. It's kinda nice once in awhile that they have samples for makeup. The actual product comes in a tube with a wand and contains 0.2oz.

Midnight rodeo is a pink champagne color with silver and iridescent glitter.And deliquent is a metallic deep purple color. Here's how it looks like under natural light:

And here's a swatch:

Midnight rodeo is nice to use as a base. And delinquent is a very rich purple color and good for smoky eye. This cream shadow is easy to blend but you've got to blend it fast because it dries quite fast. Maybe because I spent a bit more time playing with it. I forgot to put the Too Faced primer on but surprisingly it didn't smudge a bit and lasted most of the day. My cousin saw me last night and said my eyes looked sparkly. Now, should I spend another $17 for a tube of cream eye shadow??? They have so many colors to choose from. But I'm still planning on getting one of the Jill Stuart eye jellies when I go back to HK...

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Korres Mini Haul

Korres had a black friday sale. I've been using Korres body butter for awhile and I like their Guava body butter a LOT! Their products are in the natural products category and their body butters are paraben free, silicone free, mineral oil free, propylene glycol free, and ethanolamine free. I wasn't really planning on getting something on black friday but the deal was too good to miss. The shower gels were buy 1 get 1 free and there was a special package (as shown on the pic) with 3 bottles of body butter and 3 mini shower gels. And best of all, everything was 20% off, $50 purchase with free shipping plus a free jumbo size Guava body butter.  The purchase also included 3 samples. I got White Tea facial fluid gel cleanser, yoghurt mask, and Quercetin & Oak antiageing/antiwrinkle Day Cream to try. Most of them will go to my relatives and a few buddies when I go visit Hong Kong later.
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