April 30, 2013

MAC Temting, Expensive Pink, Satin Taupe, Mulch, Cranberry

I got Expensive Pink, Satin Taupe, Mulch, Cranberry in March. I knew I have been lazy lately, but didn't know I was THIS lazy.

To start off, I would like to show my favourite MAC eyeshadows.

Retrospeck, Soba, Woodwinked

These are the shadows I reach without thinking or planning. Basic skin coloured Soba on all over lead, shimmery light coloured Retrospeck on the inner third of eye, and bronzy Woodwinked on the outer third of eye. This is really easy and quick way to do eye makeup for everyday, even in summer, and I thought I need more colours to expand this routine.

Tempting, Mulch, Satin Taupe

So I got Tempting, Mulch, and Satin Taupe. Tempting is a basic brown colour on me, with little less shimmer than Woodwinked. Could be described as classic warm toned brown. Mulch is somewhat similar colour except that this one is a lot less showing its colour. It is more lightly pigmented, and of course less impact if I apply this on the edge of my eyes.  That means I can blend Mulch with other warm toned colours other than brown, just to give the  colour a depth. Satin Taupe, on the other hand, is  cool toned brown. I have Maybelline Color Tattoo Bad to the Bronze, so I knew cool brown wouldn't harm me on my eyes. This one actually is becoming one of my favourite colours. It is very easy to  apply on the crease area and blend it out. Satin Taupe shows brown more boldly, compare to Mulch and Tempting on my skin. It is good thing since I wear glasses and need more definition of my eyes.

Retrospeck, Soba, Woodwinked, Tempting, Mulch, Satin Taupe

The light in previous two pictures are different, so I took this full shot of all the shadows for comparison.

Expensive Pink, Cranberry
These two are first none-brown shadow purchase from MAC. I got a recombination on these shades because they are kind of spring colours, and easily blendable with Mulch and Satin Taupe. I paired Expensive Pink - Mulch. This combination is kind of classic everyday makeup for warm toned person. Warmy peach pink shade blended with light brown, this match is good for the occasion like first time meeting your mother-in-law-to-be. Then I paired Cranberry with Satin Taupe. Kind of classic, eh? This pair apparently is becoming one of none-thinking eye makeups. If I need to out for grocery shopping, meeting friends for lunch, whatever occasion, I reach these and get ready.

Shades all together
This is picture of all the shadows together.

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April 29, 2013

NOTD: Essie Laylike

I feel like it's been an year since my last post. There are so many things happened, but let's leave the long story there for later, and start with short NOTD post!

Essie Ladylike

Many things happened in this April, and I needed to hold myself tight with L'oreal Redtote. Bold and colourful nailtip always remind me to stay awake!

When almost everything is settled, I was missing a soft, kind of healing-my-mind colour. You know, that kind of moment when busy working hours are done, and you have a glass of wine on your hand and relax on a sofa. Today is that kind of day for me. So I reached Essie Ladylike. This brownish pink colour is good for everyday, and someday  when you feel like "calmed" and relaxed.

April 07, 2013

From LA

I almost forgot to post this.

This is one of my HAPPY pictures in LA. Nice sunny weather there made me smile a lot. 

I visited LA as my anniversary trip. It seems right choice since its's big city with warm/nice weather which I cannot have in Fort McMurray.

So we got our anniversary ring. I was totally fine with my rings, but my husband wasn't. Prongs for his diamond ring really bothered him when he washed his hair, that's what he said. So we decided to get anniversary rings, one without any stone. Simple titanium ring that is, and boy he is so happy.  

We also got new shoes. It's nothing fancy, but it was sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo comfortable during our trip. Since we didn't rent a car, we walked a lot to get metro and bus. My fancy white-red sneaker was good for picture, but it made my feet tired. When I switched to new one, I instantly said It's heavenly!  Very light with nice cushion for more than 8 hours of walk a day.  It's amazing! I recommended this to every one who would like to walk a lot when they travel. 

My new wallet. I got my previous one in 2007 when I was new to Canada. I didn't care much about how-many-years-I-would-carry-the-coins. I had no plan to stay in Canada more than a year at that time. My old wallet looked great, but its snap button closure for coin is not helping me. It leaked coins many times. New one has zipper closure for coin which ensure me that I wouldn't need to dig my bag to find coins. 

I got them at Sephora. Nars Light Reflecting Powder is amazing one. Very light-weighted powder with not-significant shimmer that sets the make up without killing the light on my face. I really like the powder, and will review the item probably within a month. The Miracle Skin Transformer is a miracle for me now. This is the reason I was not in LOVE with the Nars Powder. It has silicone in it, so if you have allergy or you are on a "-cone diet", this is not for you. But if you don't care about the ingredient, do try some of their samples. It has the Soft-focused effect on my skin, and I can be naturally pretty without foundation/ tinted moisturizer. Detailed review will be posted later.      

I got these Banana Republic perfume W, and Wildbloom. 15ml package is not threatening my make up desk, nothing like my 100ml perfumes. 
First one would be my main/ signature fragrance. The box says A SHEER, REFRESHING FRAGRANCE FOR WOMEN. I guess I can spray this on every clothes I have for all the seasons other than winter. So I got Wildbloom for winter. The box says A WITTY BLEND OF SPARKLING FRUIT AND WATERY FLORALS. More feminine scent would be easier to wear with warm, knit shirts in winter.  

I also got MAC Satin Taupe, Mulch, Cranberry, Expensive Pink. I had long wishlist for months, but I googled swatches of these products for weeks and narrowed down to these four shades. Satin Taupe and Mulch joined my powerful kingdom of brown-eyeshadows, and feel safe there. Cranberry and Expensive Pink are relatively new shades and colour, because I didn't buy many non-brown coloured eye shadows for years. My first experience of non-brown eyeshadow was on my wedding day in 2012. Since then, I was thinking about getting some new shades, but that thinking took almost an year. Now I love them a lot, use them a lot. I apply two of them almost every day after trip/purchase. These would be the first to be review among products in this post.

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NOTD: China Glaze in Jingle Bells

It's been a while since my last NOTD update. I felt calm-down effect with Grey Area, and need some cheer up for coming spring. Yes, Sprrrrrrrrrrrring! Though I still can see snow and ice on the road, I feel a little warmer wind on my cheek. It is getting warmer, and spring will come soon. I hope.

China Glaze in Jingle Bells

This shimmery golden colour is probably a colour for every one.  I saw many swatches on fair, medium, and tan skin. It creates very clean and natural look, and doesn't bother with colour of skin. If you read my previous posts, you will know that I tent to buy warm, bold colours, because of the tone and colour of my skin. 
This colour have zero boldness which makes the product matches to whatever colour of shirt you wear, as well. Blue, red, green, orange... You name it, and they're good match. Recently I try some bright coloured shirts, since spring is coming. I guess I will keep this match-them-all nail tip for the (short) spring season so that I can wear nice spring colours for short spring. 

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