Saturday, 18 July 2015

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

My Simple Made Up summer Look

Hi Lovelies,
These are a few gift items I received since Christmas 2014 in a gift exchange at work, I have since parted ways with the brushes and replaced them with some travel friendly Eco Tools brushes, which fit very neatly in the makeup pouch which I kept.

 I have not been experimenting much with makeup this year, but amongst my friends the matte lipstick by Sacha Cosmetics seems to be so well likes so I figured it was time to "bust" out this gift set and really try it out. The lipstick is called Wicked, the eyeshadow palette Smoky Bronze and the Blush is called Claret.
L to R Blush: Claret, Lipstick: Wicked, Eyeshadow: Smoky Bronze

  So today is the day I'm finally going to indulge myself in trying out this mini kit.Below I've placed a picture to show how the swatches appear on my skin, I know the colours may appear a bit dark for summer season, but down here anything goes if you're in the mood to try out new looks.

So here goes
Applied my NYX base then used the lighter shade of rose red in my crease then blended in and above the crease. Followed this up with the deeper wine shade 3/4 way into the crease then blended. I then applied the yellow toned bronze(y) color as a highlight closer to my brow bone, if you look at the swatches above its the one on the lower right that blends in easily with my skin.

The top bronze(y) taupe color I applied to my inner corner and full lid, I then added the army green colour to the outer 2/3 of my lid. Finally I just used the navy blue  to make my "v" shape in the outer corner. Lined my eyes with a felt tip liner and attempted to apply false lashes which was fail, but hey! I tried(c;
Final Look below

bye for now..

P.S. thank you Makeda, for allowing me to try out a few items from SACHA's new line.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

A few favored items

Hi Lovelies
This is just a short look at a few items I've been enjoying the use of this past few months, to begin I'll start with face:
I've been using two primers of recent and have really been enjoying there effectiveness:

The City Color Mousse Primer Matte Finish
As its name suggest it gives a matte finish, I generally apply this after drying my freshly washed face and though it is usually advised to apply a light moisturiser before application, sometimes I just forego that step. For me it works and usually last longer on my oily zones. Understand it makes no mention of pore filling properties so don't expect that type of results. What it does is apply as a mousse and dries to give, what I think is a matte powdered finish, which is the perfect base for me to apply my BB Cream.
When I choose to not use a BB Cream I usually go for the next item...
(cost TTD$30.00)

Rimmel London Fix & Perfect Pro Primer 002

This product states that it can give 5 results

  1. Smoothes
  2. Resurfaces
  3. Brightens
  4. Mattifies
  5. Protects
As you can see this is a multi-functional primer, I usually use this when I don't want much of anything on my face. I definitely use my moisturiser then wait awhile to apply, then I'll either use a translucent powder by Black Opal or my Ruby kisses HD Setn'Forget powder in Earth. This usually keep my face matte for a few hours but I do need to blot during the course of the day. It's pretty hot out here and I'm not much of an indoor person. I've seen the Rimmel London Stay Matte Primer  online but have never been fortunate to come across it myself when shopping locally.
(Cost TTD$44.95 when last purchased)

The third favored item on my list is
Pantene Pro-V
Relaxed & Natural for Women of Color 
Intensive Moisturising  Conditioner

This item I was introduced to after my bout with the Chik V flu that was going around late last year, So I decided to color my hair using two boxes of the Clairol Texture and Tones, no bleaching. This is where I got this handy little conditioner, besides leaving my hair soft it actually made my Type 4 Coily textured hair look more defined, for those who are lost the hair typing system, you can check the following LINKS:
Although its aimed at relaxed and natural, its likely to work very well with curly hair, it worked exceedingly well on defining my miniature curls or coils as I prefer to call them and for women with Afro textured hair it would be a good item to add to your arsenal if you wanted to do a Wash and Go.

So my Lovelies this was just a look at a few items that I've been enjoying.