January 26, 2012


Hello my loves. Another look in the same week, woohoo! I must say blogging again has been good for me. I used one of my most versatile Nars duos, Cordura, to create this brown smokey eye look. I also used Estee Lauder Blackened Brown kajal liner as my base and OMG I love these EL liners! I gotta go back and get some more. They're so soft and blendable yet they set they don't move. I will do a review on them soon.

I like warm brown smokey eyes with bright pink lips or very cool toned lips as opposed to standard nude most people do. I find it just more interesting. I typically use either MAC Snob, St Germain or Nars Roman Holiday with this types of smokey looks. Today I used Pink Nouveau, equally unexpected and I like unexpected....

Meanwhile, hope you enjoy this look guys :)

Face
Nars sheer matte foundation - Fiji
MUFE Full Cover - #6
Sculpt
Nars Madly blush
Shell Pearl bp

Eyes
UDPP - base
EL Blackened Brown kajal liner - base for lid and on lower lashline
Nars Cordura duo - dark shade on lid, lighter shade in crease
UD Buck e/s - crease
UD Virgin e/s - highlight
Gold Mode p/m - tear duct
UD Creep e/s - outer v
UD Baked 24/7 - inner lower lashline
Cargo 3 in 1 mascara

lips
Trimmed in Pink l/l
Pink Nouveau l/s
My Favourite Pink d/g/c

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Indoor Lighting:

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January 25, 2012


Hey beauties! Thank you all so much for the nice comments on my last post and also the messages you've sent me since I talked about this rough period in my life. As I mentioned in that post, I'm better every day, it's just a slow process. I'm lucky to have the most amazing husband, family and friends who are helping me get through with this. And you guys are making me glad that I made the decision to keep blogging, so thank you...from the bottom of my heart.

Yesterday I finally woke up feeling like I wanted to do my makeup and I actually managed to do it. I did one of my old time fave looks with gray lids, blue lower lid and bright magenta lipstick a la MAC Rebel. Oh, and do you guys remember MAC Amorous dazzle glass cream from like 3 years ago? I hadn't worn it since then I think! Boy that is a gorgeous deep red. Very sticky texture but the colour is too beautiful to ignore. Gotta wear it more often.

Oh btw, I don't know if you can see in pics, but I got some subtle highlights in my hair now. I don't like drastic changes to my hair but I was bored with my current shade and also thought I looked a bit pale with my darker hair so the highlights are a welcome change for me. What do you think?

Hope you guys like this look :)

Face
Lancome Tenit Miracle - Buff 4C
MUFE Full Cover - #6
Ben Nye powder
Sculpt
Prim n Proper blush

Eyes
UDPP - base
Inglot AMC #401 - lid
Smut e/s - crease
UD Creep e/s - outer v
Blanc Type e/s - highlight
Lancome Black Art Liner - to line
MUFE Aqua Cream #20 - lower lashline
Inglot Pearl #428 - lower lashline
GA Eyes to Kill mascara

Lips
Inglot #337 l/l (berry)
Rebel l/s
Amorous d/g/c

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January 21, 2012


Hey beauties! I know I haven't posted in eternity it seems like. I have been going through some rough personal period and I have not fully recovered. I am better every day though....there was a time last week that I thought maybe I will sleep and not wake up ever again. Compared to that tough time I'm MUCH better, I even decided to start blogging again. Please send me some good vibes, I can definitely use them now.

So what better way to re-start posting than showing some Chanel swatches? Chanel Rouge Allure Laques to be precise. I recall telling you that these were only being discontinued in the US and not Canada (as I was told by my Chanel SA). But apparently I had been misinformed and they are actually being discontinued here too :( I currently have five of these babies and I will get the rest ASAP. You guys need to check out this amazing formula before it's too late....there are ABSOLUTELY NO better lipsticks than these!

You can see some of my FOTD's wearing the RAL's here, here, here and here.

Check out my babies all lined up. These are all part of the perm line with the exception of 707 (Empire) which was holiday 2012 edition:

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75 (Dragon) - perfect blue red, hands down my fave red ever. This comes from a red lip addict!
72 (Coromandel) - gorgeous orange red, I adore this for making an impact in the winter
707 (Empire) - light warm pink, one of those colours that look good on everyone and go with everything
78 (Phoenix) - medium strawberry pink, this is THE perfect pink, has equal balance of cool and warm tones
73 (Imperial) - I would describe this as a dusty dark rose, surprisingly flattering on my light medium skintone.

Aaaaaand my swatches for your viewing pleasure - left to right Imperial, Coromandel, Dragon, Phoenix, Empire.

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Outdoor:
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Do you guys own any of the Chanel Rouge Allure Laques? Which one is your fave?

January 9, 2011


Hey beauties! I'm sorry I've been outta touch these days. The first week back from the Holidays is always tough for me so I tend to not be as inspired. I did do this look a couple of days ago when I finally felt like wearing more makeup than just eyeliner. I did a subtle green smokey look and paired it with banging orange red lips.

For this coming week, I'm planing on doing a review and also the next series of My Top 5 Products, which will feature Chanel this time. Hope you all have a great Monday.

Face
Chanel VA Foundation - BR20
MUFE Full Cover - #6
Ben Nye powder
Istant Chic blush
BB Nectar Shimmer Brick

Eyes
Painterly p/p - base
Crest the Wave e/s - inner lid
Humid e/s - lid
Inglot deep brown e/s - crease
Inglot nude e/s - above crease
Vanila p/m - highlight
UD Stash 24/7 - lower lashline
BB Chocolate shimmer g/l - to line
Marcelle volumizing mascara

Lips
Annabelle Flame l/l
Chanel Vertige RA
Nars Babe l/g

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January 2, 3011


I'm back to work tomorrow and the nice relaxed vacation at home will be over :( But I am looking forward to this new year and trying to fight the back-to-work blues.

I did this bronze smokey eye for a casual dinner/drink date with friends and made the wing longer so it looks also like a cat eye. Most of the time my smokey eyes have a rounder shape. What do you guys think of the change? Or do you prefer the classic smokey on me?

Face
Nars Sheer Glow foundation - Santa Fe
Ben Nye powder
Sculpt
Otherwordly blush

Eyes
Painterly p/p - base
Feline e/k - to line and blend into a cat-eye shape
UD Smog e/s - crease
UD Darkhorse e/s - crease
UD Virgin e/s - highight
Lancome Hypnose mascara

Lips
Saint Germain l/s
Clear l/g

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January 1, 2012


Hey beauties! First post of 2012, woohoo!! I was reflecting on year 2011 yesterday and thought of the highlights for the year. Here they are:

1. I got my professional engineering designation
2. I was promoted to fully manage large scale projects at work
3. Hubby and I took and awesome and memorable trip to Italy
4. I was able to repair a broken relationship with someone close after 2 years
5. We fully renovated our basement and built a bedroom in there
6. I was able to lose one dress size and stick to a strict workout plan

So overall 2011 was a great year, though I have a feeling 2012 will be even better. Do you guys also make a list of what you did in the year as it gets close to the end? What's on your list?

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Me, 3 hours or so before end of 2011

How did your NYE go? Are you the type to chill at home with loved ones or are the partying type? I mostly like to be out on NYE so hubby and I went to a party hosted by my bff who just bought a house not too far from ours. Awesome time was had with much dancing, eating and drinking!

Here's the look I wore...as you can see it's more on the neutral side but that's just what I felt like wearing for some reason:

Face
Cover FX Primer
MUFE HD Foundation - 118 (Flesh)
MUFE Full Cover concealer - #6
Ben Nye powder
Sculpt
Nars Madly blush
Pearl Blossom bp

Eyes
Painterly p/p - base
Chanel Quint - white shade on lid
Lise Watier Opale e/g - on lid
Copperplate e/s - crease
Smut e/s - outer v
Blanc Type e/s - highlight
Lancome Black Art Liner - to line
Lancome Hypnose mascara
Lise Watier Silver e/l - lower lashline

Lips
MUFE #12C l/l
Woo Me kissable lip colour

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And we have some random shots from the night...I chose the decent looking ones for you guys, lol!

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Wishing a prosperous and happy new year to all you guys! Thank you for your continuous support and interest in this humble blog :)