Sunday, May 23, 2010

Etude house shoot CL inspired eye make up!!!

Please click the title above for the youtube video!!!

I used the following products for my face.

Etude house primer in lavender.
Revlon Photoready foundation in Nude
Nars powder in Eden
Nw 20 and Nc 20 concealers in Mac studio fix
Benefit powder flage concleaer
Nars Laguna Bronzer

For eyes.

Urban Decay primer potion
Linerqueen eyeliner in deep black
Mac eye Khol in smolder
Mac Rich and Earthy (lid) 

Coastal scents 88 shimmer palette (lid)
Mac FluidLine and black

The end result

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

2ne1 Park Bom for etude tutorial

Please click title above for youtube video.

As the poster above i tried my best to copy and translate it to the shape of my eyes

I used the following products for my face.

Etude house primer in lavender.
Revlon Photoready foundation in Nude
Nars powder in Eden
Nw 20 and Nc 20 concealers in Mac studio fix
Benefit powder flage concleaer
Mac Beauty powder in Summer Rose

For eyes.

Linerqueen eyeliner in deep black
Mac eye Khol in smolder
Etude eye glow pencil in number 2
Urban decay Alice in wonderland eyeshadow in curiouer for the lid
and white rabbit for under water line.

The result

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Sleek acid palette

Please click on title above to view my youtube video on this.

So sleek palettes are all mineral palettes!!!

these are the swatches..

Nars powder and Laura geller lip spackle.

Please click on title above to view my youtube video on this.

So a post arrived for me recently with some awesome products i ordered to try out.

First item was Nars powder in Eden (its the yellow undertone one) I really really like this powder it sits over my liquid or just normal bb cream perfectly without making my skin look flaky or fake it sits very well even in my lines not on top.
The color suits my NC 25 skin perfectly.

The packaging was not great as i had some powders spill in the container but i didnt loose a lot so im not complaining...

I would recommend this product!!!

So the second product was a laura geller lip spackle this is suppose to neutralize your lip color and fill in the lines by your lips.
I can not say to be honest whether it fills in your lines that well as i don't have lines yet how ever when i put in on my hand it does fill in the line gaps... so i guess it does work.
However to neutralize the color it works to the certain point but it does not give you the true lipstick color you are working with.
A concealer does same thing but the only thing with concealer is that it does not fill in the lines (mac studio fix)

The picture below shows lip spackle
on top of a brown drawn shape.
The picture below shows lipstick on top of all
bases.. With lip spackle, without and bare skin.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

ZUCA for Mac

So Zuca is apparently the new best friend for make-up artist, as a starting up free-lance make up artist i needed something to carry my stuff around... and i have seen tons of people buying train cases from and they seemed also and good for protecting your make up but not so practical then i saw a video on youtube made by EnKore about what Zuca bags were about. So after viewing that i was sold. While i was reading some reviews and viewing some reviews i ran across zuca for Mac review and it seemed perfect for me!!! And this bag really does its work!! It looks small but so much can fit in!!! i definitely don't regret buying this bag!!! awesome!! awesome!! stuff!!!

I will soon post youtube review so you can see the bag better!!

With cover

Size of one of the pockets

Tokidoki for Sephora Haul

I didn't Get everything from this collection and I am actually glad i didn't. I really wanted just the bags and the rest was a present from my mom. As she knows How i adore TOKIDOKI!!!
I will however give you my honest opinions of the products i got. I shall divide them into Hits and Misses.


Tokidoki single eyeshadow in Samba $15

Swatch on hand

Cromatico eyeshadow palette in Adios $25

Swatch on my hand.

I bought these with an impression they were very pigmented.. but they werent.. with the palette shadow the black one shattered so i had to fix it therefore use alcohol on it and at first i thought it was because of that, that it wasn't coming out so pigmented and i had to swatch it over and over again but when i watch the single eyeshadow i realised the shadows are not as great as they were said to be. 
The packaging is great but i'd save my money on their shadows.


Kabuki brush $28
They are so soft and not so dense like MAC.

Nail file $10
Design is so cute its awesome to carry around even as an accessory!!!

Matita Pencil bag $20
Actually all the bags were smaller than i thought they would be but the material made out of it is really awesome!!!

Perfetta Cosmetic Bag $28

Amica Hanging travel Bag $42
This bag is not actually big enough to fit all my travel stuff like shampoo it looks more like only for your cosmetics but it has hanging stuff and detachable bag and a cute mirror so ill give this one a hit. 

Thanks for reading!! hope you enjoyed it!!

USA and stop overs HAUL!!!

Please click on title above for the youtube video on this.

So very recently my mom had to go to the states to get her teeth done and to take advantage of the situation i asked her to get some stuff for me.. i will blog them into section and this will be the random section.

I can not tell you the prices as i only know what she paid for them but cuz we don't live there we don't know if we have been ripped off or not.. 

Clinique dramatically different Gel 
i know its available in SA but its cheaper in the states.

Covergirl lashblast in very black in waterproof and normal
This is not available in SA and super cheap in the states.. and everyone raved about it so...

Shu Uemura lash curler
Don't buy this on ebay cuz they are probably fake!!! got one and was fake so made sure it was from sephora!!

Dior lip glow 
bought in Germany.. also much cheaper in duty free. About R70 cheaper.

Make up forever HD Powder!!
 this is definitely so much cheaper at Sephora then Metropolitant in South Africa.

Band aid friction block. 
We definitely don't have this here and Tiffany D on youtube says it really works.

EOS sphere lip balm
Its organic lipbalm.. I really like it. 

Make up sponge by Sephora.
I wanted a beauty blender but apparently that is only available on Sephora website so that lady recommended this. 

Purity made simple by philosophy.
Many people swears by it and as far as im concerned its not available in South Africa.

Hahava handcream from Israel
I really love this handcream dries very smooth and not sticky!!! this is available by some beauticians in South Africa

Too faced shadow insurance
Love this stuff you can buy online but shipment costs as much as the product sometimes.

Urban Decay primer potion
Works great same as above shipment is not good on ebay at times.. and i need to use this when i use shadow.

The reason why I got these items are mostly because at the end of the day it was saving me money to get these stuff from the states and some stuff i just can't get in South Africa!!!

Give me liberty of london collection

So i have been waiting for this collection to hit South Africa for ages!! so finally when it got there i shot to Joberg (2hour drive) to get it. I love all the colors it goes very well with my skin tone and i really love the packages!!!

                                               So here are some of the swatches and pictures.

Lipstick R135
(IN order)
Peachstock Neutral peach (Satin) (PRO),Blooming Lovely Creamy greyed lilac mauve (Amplified) (Limited Edition)
Ever Hip Creamy light coral (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)Petals & Peacocks Creamy bright magenta pink (Amplified) (Limited Edition)

Swatches on wrist same order as above
   Lipglass R135
(In Order)
A Different Groove Deep purple brown with pearl (Limited Edition),English Accents Creamy mid-tone blue pink (Limited Edition), Frankly Fresh Neutral pink beige with soft pearl (Limited Edition), Perennial High Style Creamy bright pink coral (Limited Edition)

(In order)
 Eyeshadows R145

(In order)
Birds & Berries Frosted dark green blue (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition), Free to Be Creamy true coral (Matte) (Limited Edition), Dame’s Desire Frosty mid-tone reddish purple (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote), Give Me Liberty of London Flat creamy pink (Matte) (Limited Edition),Bough Grey Mid-tone bluish grey (Satin) (Limited Edition)

(Same order as above)
Blush R180

(In Order)
Prim & Proper Neutral nude (Limited Edition),Dirty Plum Sheer dark plum (Limited Edition)

(Same Order as above)

Beauty Powder R 210

(In Order)
Shell Pearl Pale peach with gold pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote),Summer Rose Soft violet pink with pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

(Same order as above)

Bought at MAC melrose arch (I hate the eastgate one cuz they suck and are very unfriendly)