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Thursday, 20 November 2014

Modern Apartments

When we first moved to Canada, my parents would always scavenge for the perfect cozy house for our family, attend open houses and I would always be the first (out of the 3 daughters) to ask if I could tag along. I would always step in a house and start day dreaming of how life would be like if we lived in that particular house. My mom is a huge fan of the more modern and elegant elements int terms of furniture design, and having 3 daughters, it probably came in handy having the same sense of style. I've recently been obssessed with the modern, rustic, minimalistic, brick, loft type of home decors and apartment photos on pinterest or bloglovin. I also loooove hardwood floors and brick accent walls and white walls. Seems unrealistic for now...but ONE DAY

Just felt like sharing some of my favourites for inspiration x

Friday, 7 November 2014

Classic Favourites ♡

Hey hey, I've listed my all time favourite, classic, affordable, basic beauty products! Enjoy x

Highlight: For my typical highlight, I use my Watt's Up! Benefit highlighter and whatever white eye shadow i have. I usually highlight my brow bone, the inner tear ducts of my eye, and the highest points of my cheek bones. I was obsessed with this especially during the summer months since it makes your skin look dewy and glowing. This isn't the cheapest highlighter in the world so if your trying to get your hands on these, subscribe and sign up to Sephora and they'll give you annual freebies (baby version of Watt's Up) for your birthday ;) 

When I want to go for a more matte look, I use any shimmer-less white eye shadow and place them on the same spots as I would using my Watt's Up highlighter.

Watt's Up! Benefit

Contour: I've been using Elf's contouring blush and bronzing powder kit for over a year, which i think does the exact same job as any other high-brand contour kit and is super affordable. I always buy it in the shade "St. Lucia" since I have a fair skin type. With it's cheaper price, it is expected that the quality isn't as flawless as for example Anastasia Beverly Hill's contour kit. It may appear shimmery in the palette but appears slightly matte once applied to the skin. I've always had a problem with how harsh and dark the bronzer is on my face but i guess it depends on how lightly you put it on your face. It only comes with a bronzer and blush and thats what i use as contour but i rarely use the blush. I especially loved using this in the summer since it gave me a really nice bronzed/golden tan (plus highlight).

e.l.f St. Lucia

Lips: An obsession of mine has been putting on dark burgundy lips. Although I wear it all year round, I especially love wearing em during Autumn/Winter. I'm typically a fan of the more deep burgundy, plum with a brownish maroon undertone lipsticks. The first deep burgundy colored lipstick that I purchased is the "124 Bordeaux" Lipstick by Rimmel London. I bought it over a year ago and still use it to this day but am never a huge fan of the more shiny/sheer lipsticks so I would always end up dusting a matte-ifying powder over my lips. A problem I had with this particular lipstick was how much it bled after a couple of hours (especially when I ate). So I learned to use a lip liner to prevent it from smearing. 


Lip Liners: During my last cross to the border during the summer, I went to Fred Meyers and went straight to the cosmetics aisle. I've always been a fan of matte lips and with the "Kylie Jenner Lips" phase everyone had in the summer, I hunted for the cheapest splurge. I came across Wet n' Wild's Lip liner collection and bought it in the colours Willow and Plumberry. I was obsesssssed with it and continued wearing it as an everyday makeup look for school. I bought the darker one as well so I could line my lips before filling it in with my darker lipsticks to prevent it from bleeding. For the past months I've been just applying my lip liners by itself since i loved the matte look. I would also sometimes line my lips with the Plumberry and fill it in with Willow which gave my lips more shape and dimension. And sometimes i'd apply the two together which gave me a beautiful neutral plum shade. 

99 c

Eyes: For my every makeup routine, I would first place e.l.f's bronzer into my crease to add depth to my eyes. I would then use London Look's 12 piece eyeshadow kit. I can't find the product online but the eyeshadow colours included a basic white, silver, champagne, rose gold, black, gold, deep plum, lavender, and 4 other colours in between. I use this palette as my base and darkening the outer v of my eye and my lower lash line.

Eyeliner: For my eyeliner, I just use e.l.f's liquid eyeliner in black. I'm not too picky when it comes to eyeliner but if i were to choose my favourite, it would obviously be Benefit Cosmetic's They're Real! Push-Up Liner. It gives me such a dark, creamy, and pigmented line which I prefer rather than a lighter liner. 


Monday, 3 November 2014

Wish List 2014


(to be updated...)
1. City Color Contour Effects Palette
2. Lorac Alter Ego Lipstick in Dominatrix
3. House of Lashes in Iconic
4. Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows (Neutral Mattes)
5. bh cosmetics Forever Nude Sculpt and Glow Kit

I. I've been scavenging for an "Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Palette" replacement since it's always sold out/pricey so I finally found a Contour Palette that'll do the same job with a much cheaper price. I recently heard about this palette I think from watching Desi Perkin's makeup tutorial or Kaushal Beauty on Youtube (not too sure). I've just been using Elf's contour kit which i think does the exact same job as any other contour kit and is super affordable but i've always had a problem with how harsh and dark the bronzer is on my face but i guess it depends on how lightly you put it on your face. It only comes with a bronzer and blush and thats what i use as contour but i rarely use the blush. I looove how the city color contour effects palette has all three (contour, broner and highlight) + instructions for proper application.

II. An obsession of mine has been putting on dark lips especially during the colder months. Although I wear dark lips all year round, it's my favourite statement. I'm a fan of the more deep burgundy, plum with a brownish maroon undertone lipsticks. I watched Teni Panosian's "Favourite Dark Lip Colours for Fall"and she listed out her top 5 favourite colors. The one I'd go for would probably be Dominatrix by Lorac and Ingrid by NARS. Here is a list of her top 5 lippys. 


1. Girlactik Matte Lip Paint in Demure
2. LORAC Alter Ego Lipstick in Dominatrix
3. NARS Audacious Lipstick in Ingrid
4. Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Cognac
5. OCC Matte Lip Tar in Black Dahlia (not so matte, actually. lol)

III. I've been trying to look for the perfect lashes that wont make me look like a drag but at the same time give my eyes a bigger, more dramatic look. I'm a huge fan of Desi Perkins and Teni Panosian from YouTube and they always always wear House of Lahses lashes. So i gottttsa have itttt!

IV. Another thing that i've been trying to find is the perfect collection of neutral(browns, taupes etc), matte-finish eyeshadows. I prefer putting on neural coloured shadows and came across the perfect set of them through temptalia's blog! Colours that i'm fond of are neutral brown, taupe, copper, rose golds. 

V. Another contour kit i'd want for Christmas would be bh cosmetics Forever Nude sculpt and contour kit. Literally just watched Carlibel's Current Favourites video on youtube and she listed this as one of her faves so why not try it out!
(I've added the links to the following products below the images)
City Colour Contour Effects Palette
Teni Panosian in "Lorac Alter Ego Dominatrix" Lipstick
House of Lashes "Iconic"
Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow
Forever Nude