Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
My Hair was super messy when I took these photos, so I tied them up. I hate having a bad hair day even flattening it with an iron won't satisfy me.
I haven't done any FOTD this week, and my goal is to post at least 1 FOTD per week. I love looking at people's make-up because it gives me an idea of who they are and it shows their personality as well. It inspires me to experiment on new products and gives me an idea of what suits my face, skin, eyes, lips, etc. So FOTD is a plus for me. Go make your FOTD and I will definitely look at it with glittery eyes. HAHA
I Just figured out a good foundation combo for summer! My NARS Sheer Glow is way to light and my Revlon Colorstay is a tad bit dark for me, so why not mix them up and get a perfect glowing skin.
So I wore this look a day ago to a girls night out.
What products I used:
PRIMER-Korres Vitamin Face Primer
FOUNDATION-I mixed NARS Sheer Glow in Ceylon and Revlon Colorstay in Shell
BRONZER- MAC Golden Refined
BLUSH- MAC Instant Chic
HIGHLIGHT- MAC Shell Cream Color Base
LIDS- MAC Rubenesque Paint Pot, MAC Ricepaper e/s(inner half), MAC Woodwinked e/s(outer half), MAC Shrrom e/s as inner corner highlight and brow bone.
EYELINER- Kat Von D tattoo Liner in Trooper(Upper lashline), MAC Technakhol in Graph Black(lower lashline)
MASCARA-Rimmel Max Volume Flash Mascara(pink one)
Revlon Colorburst in Peach
Thats it for today, but I promise to post swatches of MAC Lipgelees and Revlon Colorburst lipsticks tomorrow or maybe later today.
What foundation combo are you using for summer?
Thanks for reading loves.
Monday, June 28, 2010
I know these two guys are very popular in the beauty world because they are amazing products, but for me, only one of them succeeds. Which one? You'll see.
Ill start of with OPI Drip Dry:
-->This product is great and retails for $9.99 in US and $11.99 in Canada well it depends where you buy it. I am almost out of it just because I try to finish this one first before opening my Seche Vite.
What it claims to do:
--> It helps nail polishes dry up faster.
--> put 1-2 drops and wait for about 60 seconds before touching your nails.
--> nails will dry completely in 5 minutes.
Is this true? I don't agree with it drying completely in about 60 seconds.
What I do: I put on my nail polish probably 2-3 coats and then wait for about 5 minutes to let t dry a little bit, then put 1-2 drops of Drip Dry. After using the Drip Dry wait for about
8-10 minutes in order for your nail polish to dry up completely. (WARNING:I find that if you put more than 2 coats of polish and then apply the Drip Dry immediately it is more prone to getting imprints even if you think that it is already DRY.)
I really like the packaging of this because of the dropper. Lame I know, but hey you guys agree with me too right?
Will I purchase this again?NO I WONT!. Why? because I do not like the feeling after dropping this on my nail varnish. There's something in it that makes my nails feel oily and I don't want that. It doesn't make my nails shiny at all, it makes it even more dull and blah looking.
Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
so I do not want the Drip Dry and that means that I love Seche Vite. I swear there is some sort of chemicals in it because it makes nail polishes look darn shiny and pretty. This product retails for 11.99 here in Canada, and I believe it is cheaper in the US. Obviously. haha. I don't really care whether it comes with a brush because I still love the formula of it. I know that there are complaints about it becoming thick when it becomes old. I think it all depends on how you take care of it. Just remember to seal the cap properly or else, air will come in.
what it claims to do: Helps nail polish dry faster than usual and helps lengthen the life of the nail polish on your nails for about 3-4 days more.
Is it True? I do not think it lengthens the life of the nail polish that long, but it does dry up fast and it dries to a shiny and polished finish.
How I use it: I apply 2-3 coats of polish, wait for about 5 minutes then apply 1-2 coats of Seche Vite on top. Wait for about 5 minutes and it will dry completely. I love this product and it is a definite holy grail for me.
Would I purchase this again? Yes I will because this is my second bottle already. Im half way done and about to buy my third one. I recommend Seche Vite compared to Drip Dry by OPI.
So there it is my review of the famous Seche Vite and Drip Dry. Do you guys agree with me with Seche Vite, or do you prefer Drip Dry instead?
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Hows the weekend so far? are you guys feeling the summer heat so far?
If you are updated with my blog then you guys will know that I've been wanting to get acrylics or gel nails. I even dedicated one post just for this and asked your opinion about them. That post really helped me to decide what to do with my poor uncared nails. I got lots of comments saying that I should get gel nails instead of acrylics because it is less damaging and will even last longer. I also got lots of comments saying that I shouldn't get any of them because I should just cherish and be happy with my natural nails. lastly, I got comments stating that I should get acrylics because they are pretty and will also last long. Those comments really helped me a lot so thank you for those who commented on it and those who read it as well.
So, yesterday I went with a friend to a near by nail salon and got ourselves acrylics. teehee. Yes I got acrylics because their gel nails cost about 80 dollars! That's way too expensive for me. My friend got acrylics as well, but she got it with pin and purple sparkles. I did not get sparkles on my nails because as you all know I get sick of my nails and I will eventually paint them. Give me about two weeks or maybe 2.5 weeks max. haha. Anyways, I'm satisfied with what they've done to my nails tho. I just got the normal french acrylics. They are a little bit too long for me, but I can deal with them. I can now look at my nails all the time and praise them because they are dang pretty!
Taken yesterday with fresh acrylics on. Hope they won't fall off easily.
Because I love how my nails look like, I bought myself a new ring! yay for me. I love connector rings. I don't know why, but somehow they compliment my hands. Does that even make sense? I will be purchasing more of these connector rings maybe next time and show it to you guys.
Do you guys love these big chunky rings too? They make such a good statement right?
Thursday, June 24, 2010
A review about MAC lipgelees. I thought about this for a long time if I should do a review or not because they are limited editions. Im sorry if you guys cant find these anymore, but I just want to share my thoughts and opinions on these beauties.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
I was thinking of something to write today and thought about updating beauty products that I want. I feel so greedy whenever I do these kinds of post, maybe because I want a lot of stuffs. Thats me, I just procrastinate, but I don't buy everything that's on my list. Remember before I was lusting for a million beauty products? I probably only bought 5-6 of those. So for this post I will list down products that I will REALLY buy. I promise
There's this store in Vancouver called Beauty Marked and they sell tons of beauty products such as; St. Tropez, the egg lipblam(i forgot the brand), Stila, NARS, etc. I was shocked that they have St. Tropez there because I've been wanting to purchase that due to its popularity in the beauty world. Im so excited to go there and just buy products that are very hard to find. So a trip to Beauty Marked is a must for me and a huge haul is about to come.
Here they are:
-NARS Casino Bronzer
-Essie Polishes(Yes, This is still on my list because Im still in a hunt for a cheaper prized Essie polish)
-St Tropez(Not sure what kind to buy yet)
- EOS lipblam(I found the Brand)
- I need to get Acrylics or maybe Gel if Im rich this weekend and be able to pay about 80 bux!
- Spray tan is a must as well.
WOW thats a more practical things to buy and things to do huh? Wow Kim, You are improving! Good hob. Okay I just praised myself. haha.
You know what I want to do at the moment? Play water balloons and Water guns outside. Its super sunny outside 24 degrees!! WHOOOO!! Sorry Vancouver is a Sun Deprived City. It rains more than half of the year here. So if Mr Sun is out people play outside. Yes, even the big kids like me. =D
Thanks for reading guys.
Monday, June 21, 2010
These lippies retails for CND$ 10.99 and that's expensive. I believe they sell these in Target in the US for only US$8.oo? correct me if Im wrong. I can't wait any longer so I rushed to Shoppers Drugmart after work and bought these. I was honestly surprised they sell it for 11 bux! holy cow! I was expecting it to be less that $10.
Ive tweeted about these lipsticks, ranted about Canada not releasing these lipsticks, and finally I think God heard my prayers and demanded Revlon to release their new lipsticks here in Canada. Yes God demanded them to release it here for all Canadian beauty junkies like me. It was released here in Vancouver 2 weeks ago. SO thank you Revlon, this is for you. hah!
The packaging is pretty and I like the big swatch they have outside the lipstick tube. It's quite accurate, but it's not the exact swatch. So thank you Revlon for an awesome job with the packaging and the big swatch you gave us.
I like the colors I made for the texts! hahahaha you guys like it?
Revlon Baby Pink=MAC Viva Glam Gaga
Left: Revlon Baby Pink
Right: MAC Viva Glam Gaga
Revlon Baby Pink is more on the frosty side compared to Gaga.
Left: Revlon Baby Pink
Right: MAC Viva Glam Gaga
Do you guys own these lipsticks? what do you have? share it with me and what do you think about them?
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Sunday, June 20, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Such a pretty weather here in Vancouver, it is about 23 degrees. I just came from work and have nothing to do so might as well blog. I went to MAC about 4 days ago and bought this Cream Color Base in Shell. I heard a lot of raving about this, so knowing me I went to get it. I saw Hush Cream Color Base too. I was debating bout what to get, but the make-up artist said that Shell will look better on me. She was right indeed because Shell has a more natural finish to it compared to Hush or Luna.
What are Cream Color Bases?
They are versatile and have multiple purposes. It can be used as a highlight on your cheek bones, nose bridge, and brow bone. You can also use Cream Color Bases can also be used on your lips according to MAC. I wouldn't recommend it tho, or you guys could try it and tell me what you think. I recommend using a synthetic brush or better, use your fingers.
You can definitely choose any color or finish you want because MAC sells a huge range of colors for these. You should check them out on the MAC website.
Have you guys tried out MAC cream color bases out? what do you think?