Sunday, December 12, 2010

November favorites and update

Click on title above to view video!!!

Listing and retail value!!!

Tokidoki Messagio print Ritmo $48 (www.tokidoki.it) out of stock 

Harajuku lovers original MUSIC $30 

Harajuku lovers original LOVE $30 

Samsung ST600 $239

Tokidoki Amore Crossbody Pantera $68

Sigma SS 197 $16



Girl's generation Hoot video. Tiffany inspired make up.




Products used:

Face:
Sephora lissante smoothing primer
Revlon Photo ready foundation in Nude (Sigma ss197)
MAC truth and Light magically cool liquid powder (MAC 227)


Eyes:

Urban decay primer potion
MAC fluidline in Blacktrach (tokidoki eyeliner)
MAC sushi flower (MAC 239)
MAC vanilla pigment (tokidoki blending brush)
Sheseido eyelash curler
Majolica majorca Lash expender frame plus
Fake lashes (ebay no brand)
Duo lash adhesive in dark

Lips
Smashbox lip service palette 5 first color from first line

Final look









http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYIHlTkbc74

Saturday, November 6, 2010

October favorites.

Hello guys these are the products i loved this month.

Nars orgasm (sephora)
Stila bronzer No.1 (depends)


(sorry for the pathetic picture) schwarzkopt gliss hair repair conditioner (drugstore)

Schwarzkopt gliss hair repair shampoo (drug store)

Johnson's baby wipes (anywhere)


Schwarzkopf gliss hair repair rescue treatment (drugstore)



Dolly wink eyelash case (ebay or sasa.com)




dolly wink eyeliner (ebay or sasa.com)


Revlon photoReady foundation (drugstore)

Sony apple lip balm (ebay)


Other products with no pictures.

Kair ph balance (Clicks or drugstore)
Range shoes 


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

MAC pro card

So i got a mac pro card a few days ago and i want to share with you how i got it!!!

So basically what you need to do is go to the nearest MAC store.. any store and ask for a MAC pro card application form or a student pro card!

The difference between the student program and the pro card is that you get less discounts with the student card and more on the pro card.

To get the student one you basically need a letter from your registered school stating you are enrolled there and that you will graduate within a certain period. In south africa you can get 20 percent off with a student program.

To get a pro card there are few things you need to prove by sending in the stuff they want.
A copy of Photo Identification and two pieces of Professional Criteria
Provide two current pieces from the following that indicate your selected category/profession:
Composite Card, Business Card with name and specific profession, Editorial Page with name credit, Union Card, Professional License, Diploma/Certificate, Publication Masthead, Program/press Materials with name, Contract on Production Company Letterhead, Crew/Call List on Prod. Co. Letterhead, Professional Letter of Reference of Employment.

A Head Shot & Resume can only be used by Model or Performer/On-Air-Talent applicants. We do not accept business licenses, websites, pay stubs or tax forms as Professional Criteria. 


I sent in my business card, reference letter from a photographer, my freelance contract that was signed and my certificate. Which was i guess more than enough!

So after you apply for it they will let you know if you got it.. in south africa this takes about 2 days. It's best to pay your application fee at the mac store you are applying. Otherwise you have to deposit stuff then email them your deposit slip.
Overseas i have been told it could take a very very long time like 4 weeks min.

So when you are accepted your store where u applied at will give you a temporary card that is valid for 8 weeks. Then hopefully within that time you will have received your proper pro card!!!

SO that is what you need. i will put a link so you can check it out for yourself

The application fee is R350 in south africa


http://www.maccosmetics.com/macpro/cms/membership/howtoapply.tmpl

or you can call any MAC store to find out more..  at ur respective countries.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Best eyelash curler for short stubborn lashes.







Hey yo'll so i have been doing serious eyelash curler search for you guys lately...
I have bought and used 6 different lash curlers that were reviewed and told they were really awesome but i wanted to do a comparison video so you guys can see it or yourself and what i thought of each lash curlers.

Koji point curler $4.40 / www.sasa.com
Shiseido $12 - 19 you can find these /  www.sephora.com  or www.sasa.com
Shiseido Maqillage $ 15 / ebay
MAC full lash curler $16  / www.maccosmetics.com
Etudehouse eyelash curler $5.99 /etudehouseusa.com
Shu uemura $ 19 / ebay and sephora (there are fake of these on ebay going around so becareful!!!)
Koji black diamond eyelash curler $8.60 /www.sasa.com

I have color coded these like the above font so that it is easier to see. And they will also be in the order above.
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I know from my experience that the importance of an eyelash curler is in the shape of the eyelash curler and it depends on which eye shape you have and the best eyelash curler is the one that fits your eye shape.

Most asians can go for little bit more flatter curve while caucasians and africans can go for more rounded curve but at the end of the day everyone is different and this is only generally speaking.

So the picture below is a picture i have pressed all the lashcurlers on a paper and drew a line in black on the dented lines the curlers gave me.



















I have also took photos of all the lash curlers in actions. The pictures provided below is the result and i have applied kiss me mascara and remover for all the lash curlers.









So after weeks of using all these lashcurlers I will give you the winner.

Best for curling staying power
All of them did about the same very well except for the Etude house curler :-(

Best lash curler shape for my eyes.
Shiseido and maquillage (which is from shiseido anyway)
Shu uemura dissapointed me cuz it really did not fit my eyeshape at all!!!
Most asian make up artists who work in asia uses Shiseido lash curlers and most western make up artists use shu uemura.

Best grip
Koji black diamons has the best grip cuz after you press it opens back by itself

Price
Most of them are similar prices but shiseid for what it can do has a very good price although its not the cheapest. Also with shu uemura the alinement of the lash curler gets all weird after a while since its ment to be replace and they don't evey sell the replacement pad separately but shiseido line they sell the replacement pads and the alinement lasts for longer.

But all the lash curler pads more or less can be interchangeable except for the koji point curler and also koji point curler's pad easily falls off.

BEST PICK!!!
I really love the shiseido lash curler so my winner is shiseido.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Best mascara for short stubborn lashes (asians with short lashes)











So for years i have been on the quest to find a mascara that actually does the trick. I use eyelash curler but no matter how much i curled my lashes my lashes never stayed up... i thought i'll never EVER have lashes that will curl up EVER!!! but non the less i was just happy when i used mascara that it looked liked i had lashes so i kept using mascaras... until the day i found max factor false lash effect in waterproof.. it actually made my lashes stay curled!!!!!! `miracle may you ask???!!! yes it was for me anyway... so i got encouraged to find more mascaras that might work for my lashes and i would like to share this with you all who also had such a journey of lash discovery as mine....


After using countless mascaras, maybelline, revlon and believe me i've tried so much of them so called great!!! none of them worked for me... so i will narrow down to 4 mascara comparison that is so called holy grail for many asian women and non asian women alike...




So I have taken some pictures to actually show you so you don't feel like im scamming you :-) hope this helps


The mascaras i will be reviewing/comparing.
Fairy drops Platinum mascara (water proof)
Max Factor False Lash Effect (water proof)
Heroine Make long and curl mascara kiss me (normal)
Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Frame Plus (normal)
Covergirl lashblast volume (water proof)




Packaging
I like the fairydrops and the majolica packaging the best as it is the cuttest... i don't think the other two mascaras really spent much time designing their packaging. Covergirl and mac factor has exactly the same packaging and wand

Price
Fairydrops Platinum $25 - $35
Mac Factor $12 - $24
Kiss me $5 - $12
Majolica $12 - $ 26
Covergirl $ 3 - $8
So obviously Covergirl mascara is best priced.



Wand
Although i must say that wands are personal preferences i prefer small wands so i can catch all my lashes so ill have to go for Majolica on this one. The fairydrops is my least favorite as it does not apply the mascara clean like all the other wands.



Photo comparison of the lashes 
Front view
No mascara

Covergirl

Fairy drops

Kiss me

Majolica

Max Factor

Underview
No mascara 

covergirl

Fairy drops

                               
 Kiss me

Majolica

Max Factor

Side view

No mascara

Covergirl

Fiarydrops



Kiss me


Majolica

Max Factor




As they say pictures speak thousand words i have posted a picture of the comparison here.. but i will share my views anyway.

Staying power
All the mascara stays put although majolica i think smudges the least..  Fairy drops came off the easiest

Separation
Covergirl and max factor separated the lashes the best

Volume
Fairydrops gave the most volume

Curl power
Majolica gave the most curl power staying the curls put however farydrops didn't hold the curl at all.

Lengthening 
Majolica lengthened the longest, all the mascaras has fiber to lengthen the lashes except covergirl and max factor

Most consistent mascara
Kiss me mascara was the most consistent it holds curls well, does not smudge and although it is not water proof it stays put and is really difficult to take off.

What is my favorite mascara???
My favorite mascara over all is majolica because of the packaging i guess and everything else only down side is it doesnt separate as well as other mascaras. All the mascaras except fairy drops are mascaras i would be able to use and that works well with my eyelash type so i cant really decide i'll have to swap them around i must warn you in my opinion fairydrops is a hype you'll regret falling into.
But i'd recommend the rest of the mascaras here i must warn you covergirl non waterproof one does not keep your curls if you have stubborn asian lashes so make sure you get the waterproof.


Hope this helped.