Saturday, April 5, 2014

Fresh & Bright Spring Makeup tutorial

Hello Everyone,

Hope you are enjoying the lovely weather. It's nice and warm here in Hong Kong. So here is a makeup tutorial that is great for Spring season.







Products used:

Face
MUFE HD primer #0
Mac Prolong wear concealer in NC45
Mac Matchmaster foundation in #7
Ben nye luxury banana powder

Eyes
MUFE Aqua brow #30
MUFE Eye primer
Mac studio fix powder NC45 (blending colour)
Mac minerlized extra dimension in Whisper of guilt (for lid and brow highlight)
Mac prolongwear eyeliner in Definitely black
MUFE aqua cream in #27 (matte gel liner)
Maybelline super film mascara in Black
Japanese brand eyelashes (bought is here is HK)

Cheeks
Mac minerlized extra dimension in Whisper of gilt
Nyx matte bronzer in medium
La Femme mocha blush

Lips
Nyx nutmeg lip liner
Milani colour statement lipstick in Rose Amber







Thanks for coming by!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Smokey eggplant and fuchsia lips makeup tutorial (classy evening makeup)

Hi Everyone,

Another tutorial for your viewing pleasure. This look comprises of eggplant purple, black, greyish white for the eyes and fuchsia pink for the lips. I am using the Starlooks 15 colour Mardi gras palette (click here). I like this palette because of the various colour combinations I can come up with, with just 15 colours. You can go from neutral to colourful looks with just one palette. You definitely need to use a base as some of the colours apply sheer if worn alone on bare skin.

So I hope you like this video as much as I enjoyed making it. I am getting back into routine now. So more videos coming soon.






Guess who decided to join me for some photo taking!


Products used:

Face
Mac Prolong wear concealer in NC45
Mac Matchmaster foundation in #7
Ben nye luxury banana powder
Nyx matte bronzer in Medium

Eyes
MUFE Aqua brow #30
MUFE Eye primer
Starlooks  greyish white 15 colour palette (mardi gras- click here)
Starlooks  eggplant purple 15 colour palette (mardi gras- click here)
Mac studio fix powder NC45 (blending colour)
Mac Ricepaper e/s
Sugarpill eyeshadow in Bulletproof
Mac prolongwear eyeliner in Definitely black
MUFE aqua cream in #27 (matte gel liner)
Maybelline super film mascara in Black
Japanse brand eyelashes (bought is here is HK)

Cheeks
Mac minerlized extra dimension in Whisper of gilt

Lips
Nyx nutmeg lip liner
Milani colour statement lipstick in Rose hip
Nyx lipgloss in Pop (orange gloss with orange glitters)






Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Swatches of the lipsticks (from the lipstick lookbook)

In the previous post (click here), I did not post the swatches. So here it is. Hope you like them.

Thanks for coming by!





Monday, March 24, 2014

Lipstick lookbook (Perfect for pigmented lips)

Hello Everyone,

Here is a quick video showing you my favourite and frequently used lipsticks/lipcolors. All of these lip products are brown skin friendly. I hope you find this video/post useful.


Name of the lip products (clockwise)
Occ - Penny royal lip tar
Mac - Underplay lipstick
Nyx - Indian pink lipstick
Mac - Fast play lipstick
Mac - Chatterbox
Nyx - Indie Flick matte lipstick
Mac - Morange lipstick
Nyx - Sweet pink matte lipstick
Revlon - Lollipop lip butter
Occ - Stalker lip tar
Mac - Russian red lipstick
Milani - High voltage colour statement lipstick
Milani - Uptown muave colour statement lipstick
Mac - Rebel lipstick

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Sexy smokey eye with a pop of gold makeup tutorial

My first makeup tutorial for 2014. Many more to come!








List of products used for this tutorial:

Face
La girls pro concealer in Medium beige
Mac prolong wear concealer in NC45
Mac prolong wear foundation in NC45
Ben nye luxury banana powder
Nyx matte bronzer in Medium

Eyes
Mac eyebrow retractable pencil in Spiked
La girls pro concealer in Medium beige
Mac paintpot in Constructivist
Nyx matte bronzer in Medium
Ben nye luxury banana powder 
Nyx jumbo pencil in Slate
Sugarpill eyeshadow in Bulletproof
Mac prolongwear eyeliner in Definitely black
Barry M dazzle dust in #44
Cinema secret eyeliner sealer
MUFE aqua cream in #27 (matte gel liner)
Maybelline super film mascara in Black

Cheeks
Mac minerlized skin finish in Gold deposit

Lips
Nyx nutmeg lip liner
Mac Shy girl lipstick
Nyx lipgloss in Beige




Saturday, February 1, 2014

My new hair colour!

I want to show you guys my new hair colour. I had a hair makeover! As much as I love my naturals curls, they can be quite troublesome to tame and they can get quite frizzy in humid environments. Since I have moved from Sweden to Hong Kong, my hair has been through quite a change. So I have taken the route of chemically straightening my hair (also known as re-bond or straight perm).

This time around not only did I straightened my roots, I also coloured my hair. Played it safe this time! Mild highlights with medium chocolate brown base colour. Let me know what you think. My hair looks even and no more old streaky, brassy highlights! I love it!





Thanks for coming by!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Have I been missed? I surely missed you!

Hi Everyone.

I know it's been so long since my last post. My 19 month old son has been keeping me busy. I have no nanny at the moment as we fired the last one. So I have to be the full time care giver to my son now. This means, I am on a term break from school. Which I was sad about initially but got over it as I knew there would be no one babysitting my son while I was at school.

Hong Kong is not family friendly country. There are no daycare centres for middle class families as they are only for low income families. So this means, the whole nation relies on domestic helpers from the Philippines or Indonesia! Of course some have Grandparents or relatives around who can keep an eye on their children. But for us expats, this is not possible. To me this is a unpleasant system! I can go on about how bad it is but I shall spare you the details. We are very happy where we are in our lives now! A little complaining does not hurt! Lol!

It is not an easy task being a full time mom. Especially when the kids are in their toddler years. Running after them and moulding them to be good human beings is no easy feat. I admire full time mothers who dedicate their entire lives to taking care of their off springs full time. Even though it is hard work, I am so happy I have this opportunity to do it at this early stage of my son's life. When he looks at me and gives plenty of hugs, all the hard work seems like nothing! I guess this is what motherhood is!

I really miss making youtube videos, blogging, doing handicrafts, sewing, etc... The list goes on. The only time I get some 'me' time is when my husband is home or in the night when Mr Toddler is asleep. By then all I want to do is snuggle and sleep. Time is so precious these days.

Given that we had a loss about two months ago (read here), we are doing great. Christmas is just around the corner. This year we are going to Sweden (my in laws) to celebrate. My son is going to experience a lovely white christmas. It is going to be a long flight for us all. Fingers crossed, it will be a smooth one. I wonder how Gabriel (son) is going to manage this flight. Any tips from you (mothers) would be of great help. So please share!

I feel so good as my fingers type away on the keyboard. I miss blogging so much. Hopefully in Jan as planned, our new helper will arrive from the Philippines. I pray she will be a better caregiver to my son and a good housekeeper than the last one. This means, I will have more time to get back to what I enjoy and want to do in life.

That's it for now. My son is wanting my attention. Got to do what you got to do! Right?!


See you later skater!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Miscarriage changes life in an instant!

I was pregnant with my second child. Both my husband and I were so happy to know that my son Gabriel was going to be a big brother in April 2014. We started thinking about names and even planning how we were going to manage a newborn and a toddler while carring on with my studies. I was so ready to have this baby.

Sadly, my little one did not survive the 1st trimester. I was 11 weeks pregnant when I found out that my baby had stopped growing at 9 weeks. It was devastating news for us when the doctor told us that there was no heartbeat. The doctor told us that there was no certain cause for the miscarriage and it was not uncommon for women to experience miscarriages. I spent days crying and trying to figure out what had gone wrong. Till today, I do not know what went wrong and I knew I never will!

   

I never thought I would have a miscarriage. I don't think any mother or parent would! My body did show any signs of miscarriage other than cramps in my abdomen (which I thought was normal as I had it with my son). Also my body did not naturally expel my baby thus I had to go for surgery. It was terrifying yet I knew it was a needed procedure.

My life has changed. My son and husband have been the ones who have been keeping me sane. My son was so different with me during the days I had the miscarriage and surgery. He was so loving and gave me plenty of hugs and kisses. Usually, I have to beg for just one kiss or hug! I think he knew my pain.

Have I healed? I don't think so but I am trying to move on. Life is unfair and cruel at times. However I count my blessings. My son is healthy and growing up to be a very lovely boy and my husband is my pillar. Without him, I don't know where I would be in this world!

My baby is in heaven with other babies and angels. She is a part of my husband and me.  She will always be in our hearts even though we never met her in person. I will always cherish the fews weeks I was granted to have her in my body!

I am sorry to those who have been asking me how I was on my Instagram and Facebook on numerous occasions and I did not and have not responded back. Just needed some space and time to grieve! Now I am feeling better emotionally and am trying to come back to normality. In no time, I should be back to vlogging and tutorial making. Thank you for your understanding!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Minty Green and Soft Orange lips

Another quick summer makeup tutorial. I never really liked green eyeshadows but these days I love mint greens. Very beautiful on brown skin. Hope you like it!







Products used:

FACE
Mufe HD Primer #0
Mac - Color corrector
Mac Pro longwear NC 45 & Pro longwear concealer NC50
La girls Pro concealer in Fawn & medium beige
Ben Nye Banana powder

EYES
Maybelline Color tatto in Edgy Emerald
La femme Brown eyeshadow
TKB trading Apple green pop loose eyeshadow 
Sugarpill Bulletproof eyeshadow
Daiso Brown eyebrows pencil
Mac Ricepaper eyeshadow
La colors Lemonade eye jumbo pencil
Za Mascara in Black
Ebay False lashes

CHEEKS
Nyx Matte bronzer in medium
Nars Taj Mahal blush

LIPS
Revlon Tutti frutti lip butter


Thanks for coming by!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Fifty Shades of Grey (Clean and classy makeup)


This is a look I have had in mind to do for a really long time after reading the book 'Fifty Shades of Grey'. I do understand that this may not be the kind of makeup the female character would have had on when she was with Mr Grey. However, I am an imaginative person thus this was the look I imagined. Also, when planning and creating this makeup look, I rediscovered my love for Sleek makeup palette in  Bad Girl (limited edition). I hope you like this look and recreate it to suit your liking.






Products used:

FACE
Mufe HD Primer #0
Mac Pro longwear NC 45 & Pro longwear concealer NC50
La colors Pro concealer in Fawn
Ben Nye Banana powder

EYES
Urban decay Primer potion
Mac Sahi Fluidline (limited edition)
Sleek Bad Girl palette 
La femme Soft beige
Mufe Aqua cream in #27
Starlooks Mascara (click here for product info)
Ebay False lashes

CHEEKS
Mac Prolong wear concealer NC50 (contour)
La femme Peach blush

LIPS
Nyx Mauve lip pencil
Nyx Biege mega lip gloss

Laters Baby!




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