29 October, 2014

Last Minute Halloween Costume: Pointillism

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Did you get invited to a last minute Halloween party? Are you on a tight budget and don't want to buy any additional products in order to dress up? Or maybe you just can't be bothered. Here's an easy look you can create with products you already have in your makeup collection. All you're going to need is a few different shades of neutral eyeliners or cream eyeshadow pencils: white, beige, brown, and black. That's it!

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

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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.