22 October, 2014

Review: Rimmel Stay Blushed in Apricot Glow

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I got this product several months ago after seeing it featured in a few blogs but hadn't gotten around to reviewing it because I find it a bit ordinary. It does have some positive qualities, one of which would be it's affordable price. I simply wasn't blown away. The product I'm talking about is the Rimmel Stay Blushed! Liquid Cheek Tint in Apricot Glow ($3).

20 October, 2014

Mermaid Halloween Makeup Look with Neutrogena

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by NEUTROGENA® I only recommend products I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions (FTC) guidelines concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising. Some of the products mentioned were purchased by myself AND/OR some were provided by NEUTROGENA® for this post.

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It's crunch time. We're halfway through October and Halloween is almost here. Last year I posted several Halloween looks that were great last-minute or low-cost ideas because they revolved around the makeup, not the outfit. For this year's first Halloween look I'm following the same train of thought with a mermaid makeup tutorial. You can pair this with any turquoise or blue skater dress, glitter top or scale print skirt. For this I took part of the #NeutrogenaFaceOff challenge to help me take all of this off at the end of the night using the Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes which I purchased from Walmart.

14 October, 2014

FOTD: Oktoberfest

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I am embracing autumn in every single way possible (as much as I can considering I live in the tropics). You can be certain that hot coffees and pumpkin flavored beers are being consumed on a weekly basis. In terms of makeup, I have been favoring vampy lipsticks (so original~) and really warm, almost orange toned, eyeshadows. Here's a makeup look I created the other day incorporating the warmer eyeshadows in my collection...

13 October, 2014

Soft Pink Bridal Inspired Makeup

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I was recently contacted and asked if I would like to create a makeup look that would complement a wedding gown. It was not in exchange of sponsorship or products, but the idea still appealed to me because I had never posted a bridal inspired look on my blog. It thought it would be fun to create one so here it is! I was sent three images of wedding gowns to choose from and the one above was my favorite. The company that contacted me is Lover.ly, a wedding inspiration/planning website.

12 October, 2014

Drugstore Hits, Misses, and Competents

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I had never published a Drugstore Hits and Misses on my blog before. I enjoy watching/reading these videos/posts a lot but usually don't have enough products to create one myself. This time I have a few and they fall into three categories: like, dislike, and indifferent. Admittedly, this is an old post that I had already photographed but never got around to writing so most of these products have been featured here already. My opinions on them haven't changed and I will link to individual reviews below. 

10 October, 2014

New Glasses Part 2, ft. Firmoo

I shared my newest frames from Firmoo back in June. I was really excited with my new glasses because I had been wearing the same pair for almost five years. I wore them for a while and loved them. Some time after that, I was offered to try a new pair and was encouraged to choose one of their more recently released frames. I thought about it and decided to accept the second pair from Firmoo because, first of all, glasses are both a necessity and an accessory; you can always benefit from having more than one. Secondly, I regretted not getting the anti-glare lens upgrade last time and wanted to do so this time around. Here are the details about my second experience.

09 October, 2014

Review: MAC Film Noir Lipstick

mac film noir lipstick review swatch
Here's a lipstick which I'm sure won't suit most people's taste. Whenever dark or vampy lipstick shades from MAC come up on blogs, Film Noir ($16) isn't usually among them. I do understand why. It's a very dark color and it leans more towards brown, as opposed to the typical purple or red undertone. I purchased it for that particular reason. When I was doing a roundup post on my dark lipsticks, I noticed a lot where looking exactly the same too similar on the lips.

29 September, 2014

Cactus and Chai: Makeup Look

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Here's another makeup look I found from when I visited my sister in Seattle. I did some shopping and touristing that day so the look is very minimal. I skipped the eyeliner because I simply couldn't be bothered. Actually, I've been going out sans eyeliner for about two months now. I'm sure the next time I try to wear it I'll have totally forgotten how to make a straight wing. Anyhow, I used some eyeshadows from Coastal Scents and along with the first NARS product I ever bought, their Cactus Flower cream blush. Here's how my face turned out...