Thursday, 21 June 2012

Small Haul- Indian Fair


     Today my step mom and I decided to pay a short visit to the Indian Fair, its a fairly large tent situated opposite the Centre of Excellence which contains many booths that sell East Indian clothes, jewellery, makeup, shoes...you know the works!
The Essence of Beauty booth, they had glycolic peels,
 tan removers,scrubs,and even a mini facial done for $50.TT
     Anyway the reason for the visit was to repurchase henna for her hair, she had used the above "Henna Plus" by Nature's Essence on her hair last week and was quite pleased with how bouncy and soft her hair felt, well.. once it has to do with hair you know I just had to be "all up in dat!"(just had to be there)

     I really did not think to walk with my camera, but this stall was also most present at the Hair and Beauty Trade show this year so the above is a shot of there colourful array of beauty products and cosmetics. 
Since allowing my hair to grow in peace without unnecessary manipulation, these four years I've not coloured my hair nor added any texturizer to my hair and I know henna tends to give the hair a reddish brown tint, hence the purchase of the black henna colour to neutralise the look if necessary *I really like my natural jet black hair* so I hope my hair does not shows too much of a change.

     They also had a lot of skin care products,since my major complaint was my enlarged pores the polisher was suggested...
Hope this helps smooths out my enlarged pores

 packed with mostly natural ingredients the only item I did not purchase from this booth was my waterproof Kajal hopefully it does not make my eye water unnecessarily, a friend of mine says it only does this when its cleaning the eyes?!! o.O

finally for the lipstick I chose a nude/ neutral lip colour called Nude Suede for a look I'm hoping to try out..as for the fair its supposed to close off around  the 25th June, and I did see some lip pencils with the MAC name selling for $20.TT...I'm really trying to not over indulge so I left that alone..
Nude Suede 34
N.b
 The fair usually rotates at different points throughout the island so I guess its a matter of listening or checking out the papers for where they may open next.As for the henna experiment I will write on my own experience in time..sigh..

Thursday, 14 June 2012

KLEANCOLOR : Loveville

When I got home I realised that the centre pink was cracked

Recently while at Wonderful World I spied this little Kleancolor makeup palette,I believe its from their newer stock. It had theses really bright colours, but what made it an instant buy was that it contained an equal amount of matte and shimmer colours. So the test for me upon arriving home was:
 how pigmented would these colours be?
would it be chalky,powdery,lots of fall outs?
would it blend nicely?
would the shimmer be borderline chunky/glittery?
all these were my questions for this tiny and inexpensive palette...(cost $15.00TT)
so my first test was to swipe the colours on my arm to test pigmentation against my skin
02 Alluring Touch 

This was snapped in natural light and without any primer

So far, so good..
The matte colours are nicely pigmented, and you could probably judge for yourself that the two lighter shades to the left have just a slight chalky appearance, as for the lower row the colours are true and without the gaudy chunks of silver or gold-ish tone look you sometimes get with a few of the other inexpensive palette that leaves your eyes looking like a disco ball..

So I thought I would give you a quick look of this palette applied to a simple look.
The colours did not come out as vibrant as I would have liked, but you can judge for yourself as I'm not really complaining.The shadows were a bit powdery but not overpoweringly so and I did like how the shimmer colours showed up well, overall I think for the price I did not lose and for teenager, women on a budget or a novice or any one who enjoys playing around with colours its a fun palette to try. I'm thinking to myself I need to try out some other primers or layer on a base besides my usual stuff..
Hope you try it out!


Saturday, 9 June 2012

Simple Slanted nail block pattern;for the summer or beach

(l)summer peach, 53; (middle) neon melon,56; 24/7,920 (r)


Felt like trying out some more bright looks, using a few Sinful Colors I already had, so here is the combination I came up with. All you need is your three nail polishes of choice, also a base coat, top coat , sticky tape and polish remover and cotton buds to tidy up where necessary.

Step one, after applying your clear base coat apply the solid colour you favour

Place your tape on nail bed for the slanted design.. I stuck the tape then unstuck the tape a couple of times to weaken the stickiness of the tape before applying to my nail, to avoid lifting off my nail polish!

Paint on nail colour or design of your choice..allow to dry then remove tape

You can either tape your nails again covering the area where you don't want the new colour added or you could go free style if you have steady hands...

Did not apply any top coat as yet,... really did not like the fact that the yellow gave a lot of trouble to get it to look opaque!!

Finished look  :c(

N.B.
Though I like the colours and variety Sinful Colors have to offer,I am a bit disappointed with the application of some of the colours. But then the fun with nail polishes for me is trying out different brands, after all life is a journey and whether good or bad all experiences are important... its what you learn from it that's important!So yeah..I will be on the search..as usual..
Hope you all have a great weekend!!