Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Eyeshadow: shimmery neutral

Yes, another neutral look. This one is using the Too Faced Naked Eye palette again, which is the reason for the neutral. It's got shimmer, though. I wanted to keep this very simple and I did it quickly, so it's softer than normal because I didn't use an eyeliner (I know, I'm freaked out too!).

Too Faced Naked Eye palette.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Guest post: 3 Beautiful Green MAC Eyeshadows Review & EOTD

Hi Everyone,
I am a big fan of MAC eye shadows and own few of the pretty shades. Be it their lipstick, eyeliner or foundation I have tried it all. In India, MAC is not that expensive as compared to Australia so if you have any plans of visiting India then do check out some duty free shops of MAC on the airport. They have all the MAC products at much cheaper rates.

Coming to eye makeup, my love with eye makeup started with smoky eyes. I used to be mesmerized by all the celebrity eye makeups and when I Googled how to make smokey eyes, I was instantly hooked to it and since then I have been practicing eye makeup.

Below are three of my eye makeup looks which I did using my three MAC Green eyeshadows which are my favourite.

MAC SURF USA EYESHADOW
It’s such a pretty green teal shade which pops up my eyes when used as an eyeliner or an eye shadow. What makes it different is the nice subtle frosty finish which is smooth in texture and high on pigmentation.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Eyeshadow: dark green glitter

Today I have a dark look for you, which is a nice change from the neutral looks I've been doing lately. Again, this was done with some of my new goodies from Singapore, along with some other bits and pieces from my collection. And it's glittery. Woohoo! Here we go.

Revlon PhotoReady Primer, Shadow + Sparkle in #535 Pop Art (mouthful, isn't it?)

Urban Decay moondust eyeshadow in Zodiac.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Eyeshadow: glittery pink

Today's look is all about the glittery lid shade, which is one of the new Urban Decay moondust eyeshadows in Glitter Rock. I love these. I'm definitely thinking about getting Moonspoon now. And maybe Intergalactic. Sigh. I have a serious problem. Anyway, this look turned out quite glittery, but on the subtle side. Purely accidental, I assure you. I haven't gotten boring: I still love my brights, but I've been trying out the more subtle new shades I bought recently. Just you wait until you see Zodiac!

Too Faced Naked Eye palette.

Urban Decay moondust eyeshadow in Glitter Rock. 

Friday, July 19, 2013

Eyeshadow: neutral look

Hey guys. I'm finally getting around to posting some looks using the new makeup I bought on my overseas trip. Today's look is a really simple one using just one Make Up Store eyeshadow. I've also finally tried the Anna Sui makeup powder.

Left: Anna Sui Makeup Power in #900. Right: Make Up Store microshadow in Monty.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Nails: Lilypad Lacquer True Blood

One of the reasons I love the beauty blogging world so much is that it gives you the chance to discover new products/companies that you may not have heard of before. Lilypad Lacquer, found on Etsy, is one such company. I saw Kristy from The Polish Haven (thepolishhaven.blogspot.com) blog about their True Blood nail polish and I was in love. I had to have it! I ended up getting one other colour while I was there, called Popping Purple.

Lilypad Lacquer True Blood.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Eyeshadow: pale golden shimmer

More new goodies to share today. I tried out my new Too Faced palette and so far, it's awesome. The palette comes with three cards that show you how to apply the eyeshadows in the palette to create three looks. Basically, each line of eyeshadows creates one look. However, I wanted to go more subtle today so I  didn't use all the colours from any one look. I used two of the three 'Classic' look shadows, plus one from the 'Day' look.

Too Faced The Natural Eye palette.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Eyeshadow: greyish shimmer & dark blue liner

So today I've got my first look using my new goodies. I've only used two products to achieve this look and it took no time at all. I wanted to wear my new Urban Decay liner so I teamed it with a somewhat neutral eyeshadow (also Urban Decay) so as not to detract from it. This isn't my best work or anything, but as I said, it was done in a hurry.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in LSD.

Urban Decay eyeshadow in Mushroom (middle).

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Haul: makeup goodies from Singapore

Hey everyone, it's show and tell time. These are the makeup goodies I bought in Singapore on my recent holiday. I also got a whole lot of goodies from The Body Shop, including shower gels and perfume, but I'm not sure whether anyone would be interested in a separate post of all those things. Let me know.

So on to the makeup. Most of this was bought from Sephora. In taking the photos for this post, I've discovered a disturbing trend in the items I picked up. The majority of things I picked up were neutral. What the? That's no unlike me! However, rather than me getting old and boring, I think it just means that cosmetics companies are making neutrals more interesting. Anyway, here we go.

Sephora Rouge Shine lipsticks in #43 (left) and #31 (right). Take a look at the photo below. See how accurate the little swatches on the undderside of the lippies are? Great job, Sephora.


Sunday, July 7, 2013

I'm back! Plus a UV mani update

Hi everyone! I'm back. Miss me? I had two glorious weeks in the tropics and now I'm sitting here shivering in the horrible Australian winter. Sigh. For two lovely weeks I had sunny awesomeness, first in Malaysia on the island of Langkawi and then in Singapore. So here are a couple of photos.

This is the view from my hotel room at the Casa del Mar in Langkawi. Pool and then 10m beyond that is the beach!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Eyeshadow: purple & burgundy take 2

*** This is a scheduled post. I'm currently on holidays, living the high life in Malaysia and Singapore! ***

Today's look is an accident in that it's a paler, more toned-down version of the purple and burgundy look I posted here. I used different products this time and even my eyeliner was smudgier and more subtle.

Left to right: Darling Girl Cosmetics eyeshadow in Strange & Unusual, Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Rockstar and Gosh eyeshadow in #16 Aubergine.