July 31, 2014

Hair update and FOTD

This is a bit of a long post, as I've been using some new hair products that I wanted to talk about, which then somehow turned into a FOTD post as I had my makeup freshly applied when I started taking hair photos, and voila, a long rambling hair and makeup post!

First things first, I'm still using coconut oil as a deep nourishing treatment on my hair about once a fortnight. Read all about it HERE. My hair is honestly in the best condition it's been in a while, and all thanks to this natural ingredient. Now to the rest of the hair stuff.

July 29, 2014

Kylie Jenner Lip Tutorial

Is it just me or has little Kylie Jenner all of a sudden grown up and become a makeup icon? She, or should I say her makeup artist, has been favouring a soft and subtle smokey eye but pairing it with super pouty matte lips. There's a bit of talk out there whether she has or hasn't had her lips done, but call me naive, I'd like to believe it's all done with makeup.

She tends to wear the type of colours that were popular back in the 90s -  matte browns, mauves and beiges. Very Beverly Hills 90210. I remember wearing such colours back when I was still in high school in the mid/late 90s (oops, showing my age?). And here I am 20 years later doing it again!
And here's how you too can achieve super pouty Kylie Jenner lips.

July 28, 2014

Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Foundation Review

I'm a huge lover of Maybelline base products - in fact my everyday foundation and powders are all Maybelline. I alternate between the Dream Matte Mouse and Dream Liquid Mousse depending on the coverage I'm after, and always set it with the 24hr Superstay Powder. These are all products I keep on repurchasing, so I hope Maybelline never discontinues them.

Well, I was in Priceline the other day as I wanted to check out the new Sally Hansen Gel polishes (OMG, side note, I got them - they're the best! Will have to review later). Ok, so I was at Priceline and noticed Maybelline had a new foundation range out - Oh hellooo! Normally I'd do a bit of googling before buying a new product, but after liking how it swatched on my hand I had to have it.

July 26, 2014

Femme Boulevard Vamping It Out

Welcome to another instalment of Femme Boulevard where me and the rest of the FB girls choose a makeup theme and all recreate a look using that theme. For this month it's all about Vampy makeup. And I will tell you straight up, it's not a look I'm comfortable with. Vamp makeup traditionally calls for dark lips, and well, I'm a fan of either brights or nudes. Plus I tend to smile in all my photos, hard to appear vampy with a great big smile on my face! Never mind, the whole point of FB is to get us out of our comfort zones and create something we wouldn't otherwise. So here's my Vampy look.

Normally when I'm doing a somewhat dark lip look I'd keep my eyes pretty neutral, but in this case I decided to make it dark as well - you know, vamp it out. As for the dark lipstick, I didn't own anything that was as dark as I wanted it so I lined my lips with black eyeliner first, then filled it in with a deep plum shade.

Products used

  • Maybelline 24hr Superstay Better Skin foundation in Sand - I only bought this a week ago and I LOVE it already. Will have to do a full review soon!
  • Maybelline 24hr Superstay Powder in Sand
  • MAC Sculpt Powder
  • TheBalm blush in Frat Boy
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Gel in Dark Brown
  • Lorac Pro Palette - Garnet, Sable, Black
  • Bobbi Brown black shadow liner
  • Revlon Customeyes mascara in black
  • Rimmel Kate Moss matte lipstick in #107

Don't forget to check out the looks the other girls created.

Lily from Chloeash
Kate from Drivel about Frivol

July 24, 2014

Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Palette - review and swatches

anastasia beverly hills amrezy palette review photos swatches

I may be a little bit obsessed with Instagram, my favourite pastime is to stalk the pages of some of the extremely talented makeup artists there. And one of my favourite such MUAs is @amrezy (Amra Olevic), who with a million followers is clearly a favourite of many others too! When I saw that she had teamed up with Anastasia Beverly Hills and created an eyeshadow palette, well, I had to have it.


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