Friday, May 27, 2011

Smoldering Khol (Indian & Arabic inspired look)

Will you believe me when I say that this look was something I dreamt a couple of nights ago? Really I did! I am glad I made this video because it turned out just like my dream. I hope you guys like it! Oh by the way, I know everyone is going to ask where I got that head piece. It's a necklace and I got it from forever 21 in Singapore about a year and half ago. I don't think they have it anymore. I am a magnet to things like this so if I find something similar, I will let you guys know.






Product used are :-

EYES
Loreal - De-crease eye shadow base
Nyx - Black bean jumbo pencil
La femme - Black e/s
Barry M - #44 Dazzle dust
Mac - Eyeliner mixing medium
Mac - Saffron e/s
Mac - Ricepaper e/s
Mac - Dipdown fluidline
Mac - False lash mascara in false black
Ebay - False lashes

CHEEKS
Mac - Deep dark msf
Mac - Saffron e/s (as blush)
Mac - Golden bronze iridescent powder

LIPS
OCC - Betty peige lip tar
Nyx - Indian pink lipstick
H&M - Coconut lime lip shine


:)


Monday, May 23, 2011

Sewing project : Mccall 6078


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Pattern Sizing:


Sizes X-Small to X-Large. I chose size X-Small. However, pattern was still quite big.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Yes.
Were the instructions easy to follow?

Yes, very easy!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

I am not a huge fan of cowl neck blouses. However, I thought this pattern would change my mind on that but sadly it didn't!
Fabric Used:

I really am not sure what fabric. It feels like polyester and it is a knit. I dislike it when fabric stores don't have any description on the materials they carry. The worst is when the staff is also not able to tell what fabric it is (disappointing)!
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

Not done!
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

Well, maybe! When I find a better knit which has a heavier drape.
Conclusion: 

I am amazed at how other fellow sewing enthusiasts made beautiful blouses using this pattern. I really hope I can make this pattern work someday. Overall it was a very easy pattern and it's great for beginners.
However, you need to know how to handle knit fabrics.


Happy sewing!


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sewing project : Mccall 6118


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Pattern Sizing:

Size 4-12. I chose a size 4.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

I chose view A. Yes but my fabric choice was not the best.

Were the instructions easy to follow?

Yes. However, I sewed the garment my way.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

I did not like this pattern that much. I think It was slightly on the larger side even though I chose the smallest size.

Fabric Used:

Polyester fabric that was in my fabric collection for years. Trying to use up all the fabric in my collection.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

No alteration done. I did not include the interfacing on the neck band. 

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

Maybe.... Not anytime soon!

Conclusion: 

This pattern was ok but it did not work out well for me because of the choice of fabric.


Thanks for coming by!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Barbie pinks makeup look

It's makeup tutorial time. I just came up with this look as I was wearing a top I recently made. A floral pink corset like top. This look was done mainly using Inglot cosmetics. I am really liking these eyeshadows. Here is the link (Inglot swatches) to the swatches and pictures of the eyeshadow palette I own (Am sure it would be helpful if you are intending to buy them of course!).

Hope you like the tutorial. 





Products used are:

EYES
Two faced shadow insurance - Eye shadow primer
Mac - Fresco rose paintpot
Inglot - #431 pale shimmery pink e/s
OCC - Glisten loose e/s
Inglot - #62 black with pink purple sparkle e/s (reminds me of Mac beauty marked e/s)
Sugarpill - Tako e/s (matte white e/s)
Urban decay - 24/7 glide on eye pencil in Zero
Cinema secrets - Eyeliner sealer
Inglot - #77 matte black gel liner
Maybelline - The colossal volume express mascara

CHEEKS
MUFE - Hd blusher #2
Jesse's girl - Volcanic e/s 

LIPS
OCC - Petty Beige lip tar
Mac - Gulabi lipstick (LE)



Thanks for coming by!
:)


Sewing project : Mccall 6332

Hi Everyone,

This is one of my recent sewing projects from the Mccall patterns. I love this dress so much that I think I am going to make more dresses soon.

I have made a video review instead thus I am going to skip the written review. Hope you like it.





Thanks for coming by!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Smokey brown with a pop of aqua blue eyes tutorial

Hi Everyone,

Here is a look I wore to a party. I wanted to go for a look that was not too dramatic but fun and pretty looking. So this is what I came up with I hope you like this look.






My lovely Hubby!

Products used are:

EYES
Urban decay - Primer potion
Mac - Dipdown fluidline
Urban Decay - Smog e/s (NYC book of shadow 3 palette)
Mac - Ricepaper e/s
La femme - Brown e/s
Cinema secret - Eyeliner sealer
TKB trading - Blueberry pop pigment
Lakme - Blue glide on eye color pencil
Urban decay - 24/7 glide on eye pencil in zero
La femme - Aqua sparkle dust
Maybelline - The colossal volume express black mascara

CHEEKS
La femme - Soft beige blush
Mac - Foolish me blush

LIPS
OCC - Demure lip tar
Sasa - #4 lip pencil
Mac - Clear lip gelee


Thanks for coming by!

:)


Monday, May 9, 2011

Sewing project : Burdastyle magazine 02/2011 Pattern 107 View B


Pattern Description: 





High waist fitted pencil skirt

Pattern Sizing:

34 to 42, I choose size 34 for my waist and added about 8cm for my hips.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Well, it was not the same as the illustration because of the fabric choice but it was similar.

Were the instructions easy to follow?

I did not use the instructions from the magazine as I felt that it was really confusing and written badly. 

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

There was nothing I didn't like about this pattern. 

Fabric Used:

Stretch denim.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

I did not add a hem allowance. Just folding up 4 cm and stitched so that shortened the pattern. I didn't add lining to the skirt as recommended.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

Yes, for sure. I like skirts like this. Pencil skirts are classic pieces to have. 

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I have made a video talking about this pattern and my thoughts about Burda style magazine patterns on my new sewing channel on Youtube.


http://www.youtube.com/DIYfashionista


Happy sewing!

Sewing project : Mccall M5855





Pattern Sizing:


I choice a size small.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Yes, it did.

Were the instructions easy to follow?

Very easy.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

There was nothing I didn't like... 

Fabric Used:

My mother's silk chiffon sari. It's like 10 years old. I can still smell my mum's old perfume scent on it. 

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

I shorten the length by 5cm. I think It would have really mattered.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

Yes, I would if I find a lovely orange or coral shade chiffon that is not too expensive. 

Conclusion: 

Overall, I love kaftans. I think they are very hot and humid climate friendly. Great for my trip back to Singapore in June.

Thanks for coming by!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Orange and purple look using Sugarpill and Inglot cosmetics

Hi Everyone,

I hope all of you are doing good this weekend. Happy Labour day! Need a look for a party that is not always the traditional black smokey eyes? Well here is a look that is colorful yet fun to wear for a night out in town. Hope you like it.







Products used are:

EYES
Urban decay - Primer potion
Mac - Rubenesque paint pot
Urban decay - 24/7 glide on pencil in Ransom
Sugarpill - Flamepoint e/s
Sugarpill - Poison plum
Inglot - Pale shimmery pink e/s in #431
Inglot - Peachy pink e/s #15
Rhomlon - Gold eyeliner
Inglot - #77 matte gel liner
Maybeline - The colossal volume express mascara in black
Ebay - False lashes

CHEEKS
La femme - Soft beige blush (contour)
La femme - Amber blush (above contour)

LIPS
OCC - Petty Beige lip tar
Mac - Morange lipstick
Mac - Lust is lush lipgelee


Thanks for coming by! 



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