October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween loves! I celebrated by attending a close friends' house warming party on Saturday. I did four girls makeup for the occasion and hence didn't really have time to do my own face, lol! I did wear a mask I picked up in Venice last month. It's a gorgeous red half mask and the design is all done by hand. Since the Venetian masks are made with papier mashe, this was actually quite comfortable to wear.

So, here's the look, excuse the cleavage, lol!


I have Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua (shade BR20) and MAC Bite of an Apple blush on my face. The eyes are simple with Lancome Black Art Liner and Lancome Hypnose mascara and a bit of MUFE gold e/k on the lower lashline.


The lips are special; I used Inglot red l/l and topped it with Chanel Famous RA and Chanel Triomphal EDG (Both LE for this Holiday).

And here's my outfit: I've had this red dress for 3 years (bought it in a random boutique in Vancouver) and it's the second time I'm wearing it. The fishnet leggings are by American Apparel and the boots are the same ones I bought in Florence last month:


And finally, some random pics from the night:

Me and a friend - I did a zombie makeup on her.

Me and two other friends - the vampire makeup done by yours truly. This was the end of the night so she had already eaten her dark lipstick and fake blood, loooool!

October 27, 2011

Hey beauties! Yesterday, I was having one of those days when nothing works out. It got so stressful at some point that I felt the tears forming in my eyes so I just left work. It was just end of work day anyway. I think I need a couple of days of low to no stress to recover from these two weeks. I just don't know when it will be happening.

Either way, I did do my makeup yesterday morning. I wanted to wear gray on my eyes and thought of pairing them with Barbie pink lips. I used one of my fave pink lipsticks of all time, MAC Pink Nouveau. I have featured this lipstick on my Tried and True stash series before so look for more reviews under that tag. I layered it with MAC Snowscene l/g (LE) which has gorgeous multi coloured reflect that make any lipstick shimmery and beautiful.

Matchmaker Foundation - #2
Sculpt powder
Stark Naked bpb (LE)

Painterly p/p - base
Chanel quint (LE) - white shade on inner lid
Copperplate e/s - lid
Smut e/s - outer lid
Print e/s - crease
Blanc Type e/s - highlight
Nars Pandora duo - black shade to line and blend
Lancome Hypnose mascara

MUFE 16C l/l
Pink Nouveau l/s
Snowscene l/g (LE)




October 26, 2011

Hello loves! Work stress continues over here. I've been pulling more than 10 work hours everyday and cannot wait for this period to be over. In the meantime, even though my eyebrows look nasty and need a reshaping, I did a FOTD for you :D

I used two of my beloved yet often neglected for the past year: MAC Pomposity l/s and MAC Magnetique l/g. Their both LE products that I'm happy I have in my collection. Pomposity is a frost but such a gorgeous fuchsia that I can get over the slightly gritty feeling of it. Magnetique is a warmer bold pink that looks great on top of Pomposity.

I paired the lips with bright green lids. I didn't care that I was on site inspection all day. If I feel like doing makeup one day, no one and nothing can stop me :P Hope you guys like this.

Matchmaker foundation - shade #2 (testing this)
Pink Cult blush (LE)

UDPP - base
MUFE #22 Aqua Cream - base for lid
Chartreuse p/m - inner lid
Kelly Green p/m - lid
Nars Dogon duo - dark shade in crease
Inglot acid green shade - above crease
Blanc Type e/s - highlight
Cargo Swimmable e/l - aqua shade on lower lashline
BB Ivy Shimmer g/l - to line
Lancome Definicils Pro mascara

MUFE #16C l/l
Pomposity l/s (LE)
Magnetique l/g (LE)



October 24, 2011

Hello beauties! I have another Halloween look for you that I did this past weekend. I've been VERY busy with work, pretty much starting at 7 am and going till 6 pm or so and when I get home I still have to do my reports from the day. So basically I haven't been in the mood or have had the time to do my makeup or read my blogroll :(

But thought I post this look from last week anyway. Here are the pics:



I used MAC Pure White c/l and MAC Gesso to whiten my face and lips. Then used MAC Delphic Liner plus Inglot #72 on the eyes. I also outlined the eyes with Lancome Black Art Liner and drew the gold circle with MAC Rose Gold p/m and mixing medium.

I used Inglot g/l's #83 and #72 on the nose and the designs on the side of my cheeks. And then added more design with MAC Bright Fuchsia and Electric Coral p/m's. I also did my chin using MAC Smoke Signal p/m.

I drew the spider webs on my forehead and the stitches on my lips using Lise Watier Noir Intense e/l. Then set the whole this with Ben Nye Final Seal and voila!

Hope you guys enjoyed this look. Have a great week!

4:47 PM

October 22, 2011

Hello beauties! It's busy weekend for me with work on the house and also "work" work (I know, I'm a loser for working on the weekend) but I still found time to do a Halloween look. I went for the classic vampier look and used MissChievous' latest vampire tutorial as inspiration. I'm not dressing as a vamp for Halloween this year, I just like to do one every year near Halloween.

Now, I still have a hard time erasing my eyebrows. No method seems to work for me so far. This time I used a Cinema Secret wax stick and I still was not happy with it. I ended up filling my brows with black shadow in the end and just making the end look straight. Anyone else with full brows having this issue? How do you erase yours?

Anyway, here are some pics:




First I "attempted" to erase my eyebrows, see above. Once done, I used my normal concealer on top of my brows.

I used one of my normal foundations, Nars Sheer Matte (shade Fiji) and dusted some MAC Gesso e/s on top to pale out my skin. Then I contoured using MAC Sculpt and Copperplate e/s.

On my eyes, I used MAC Artifact as a base and then put some MAC Graphology and MUFE #39 e/s in crease and lower lashline. I dusted MUFE #99 on lid and under my eyes. Used Lancome Black Art Liner to line and applied Lancome Hypnose mascara.

I lined my lips with Annabelle Bordaux l/l and then filled them in using MAC's Night Violete Mattene. I applied Nars Dragon Girl velvet pencil to the centre of lips only.

Finally I added some fake blood I got from Kroylan. That stuff is awesome, the most real looking fake blood I've ever seen!

What are you dressing as this Halloween?

October 17, 2011

Yey, I'm excited to be back to my regular blogging. I did not enjoy being stuck in a funk. I don't even know how I got the mojo back but somehow it happened :D Anyway, I busted out one of my fave lip products ever, Chanel Coromandel Rouge Allure Laque. I've said it before but I say it again, Chanel RA Laque is the boss of all lipsticks formulas out there. It's long lasting, pigmented and the shade selection is beautiful! Coromandel is a bold orange toned red and I made it juicier by adding Nars Babe l/g on top.

Hope you guys like this look!

F&B foundation - N2
Ben Nye powder
Bite of an Apple blush

Rubenesque p/p - base
Expensive Pink e/s - lid
Saffron e/s - crease
Evening Aura e/s - tear duct and above crease
Blanc Type e/s - highlight
Inglot gel liner #82 - to line
UD Baked 24/7 liner - lower lashline
Marcelle Power Volume mascara

Inglot red l/l
Chanel Coromandel RA Laque
Nare Babe l/g






And this was the outfit of the day that went with the look. It was super casual since I wore this look to a trip to the mall on Sunday. White long sleeve tank by Jacobs, Leggings by Zara, furry vest found at Winners and booties by Nine West:


October 17, 2011

Hello beauties! Fall is here on full swing and I thoroughly enjoyed a weekend or relaxation and entertaining at home. I glam-ed it up for running errands this past Saturday though I ended up keeping this makeup for the dinner party I was hosting the same night.

I reached for one of my fave nude lipsticks, YSL Nude Beige Rouge Volupte. I used to wear this lipstick a lot but given the number of nude lipsticks I have now sometimes it gets forgotten. Anyway, this pinky nude shade is perfection on my skintone and applies with the true Rouge Volupte characteristics: it GLIDES on and is super comfortable on my lips.

Hope you guys like this look.

F&B Foundation - N2
Ben Nye powder
Prim n Proper blush
Shell Pearl bp

Inglot gel liner #72 - base for lid
Nars South Pacific duo - on inner lid and lid
Blue Brown p/m - crease
Inglot dark brown e/s - outer v
Blanc Type e/s - highlight
BB Cobalt Ink g/l - to line
Marcelle mascara

YSL Nude Beige Rouge Volupte



October 15, 2011

Hey beauties and happy Saturday! I'm having some people over for dinner and running a tone of errands this morning but I thought I share another lipstick stash look with you first.

I use MAC Up the Amp quite a lot but I thought I combine it with of of my least used lipsticks, MUFE Rouge Intense Artist in #15. I love this slightly frosty purple shade but I'm still unsure of how I like it on myself. I think if I was either much darker or much fairer it would have looked perfect. But it looks good when layered with a bit of Up the Amp on the centre of my lips.


I'm not wearing much else makeup in this pic. Only a bit of MAC Face & Body foundation (N2), Ben Nye setting powder, Nars Sin blush and GA Eyes to Kill mascara in gray (LOVE).

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

October 13, 2011

Hello beauties! I know it's almost the middle of the month already but I've decided to start a new makeup challenge on this blog. Since I have way too many lipsticks to count and not really wearing all of them, I will be wearing a new lipstick each day from today till I go through them all once.

For the first shade, I picked MAC's Red Pepper which is a pro shade. Red Pepper is a gorgeous matte brown toned red and it applies very smooth and even. It is also unique to my huge stash of red lipstick. I paired this bold lipstick with bold eyes and cheeks too for once. I don't usually wear MAC X-Rocks blush once I lose my tan as it is pretty dark. I think it sorta worked out for this look but it would have looked nicer if I still had a tan.

Hope you guys like this look :)

Pro Longwear foundation - NW25
X-Rocks blush

Artifact p/p - base for lid
Jest e/s - inner lid
Heritage Rouge p/m - mid lid
Embark e/s - outer lid and crease
MUFE #15 - crease and above
Blanc Type e/s - highlight
Lancome Black Art Liner
Lancome Definicils Pro mascara

Inglot Red l/l
Red Pepper l/s







8:47 PM

October 11, 2011

Hello my lovelies! I was craving for some smokey eyes so I did this muted green one for Thanksgiving dinner at my folks. I'm still testing my new camera so the settings will be different every post until I figure out what I like best.

Hope you guys like this look :)

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua - BR 20
picked this shade up in Europe and it matches me better than B20 coz it's more pink than beige
Ben Nye powder
Nars Madly blush
Shell Pearl bp

Painterly p/p - base
Marcelle Smudgepaint in Tar - base for lid
Nars Eurydice duo - lid
Velvet Moss e/s - crease
UD Naked e/s - above crease
UD Virgin e/s - highlight
NYX Black e/s - outer v
Nars Star Sailor - khaki shade on lower lashline
Illegal Cargo e/s - inner lid
Lise Watier Smokey Kohl in Black - to line and smudge
Lancone Definicils Pro mascara

MUFE 12C l/l
Woo Me Kissable Colour



Some pics in natural light:



And since Turkey Day was yesterday, here's some bonus food pics! I loved the cute stuffed pumpkins so much!




October 10, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends and followers! Hope you've beens pending an amazing long weekend with your family and loved ones. I'm still recovering from a flu so though I've been eating lotsa turkey, I'm mainly trying to rest and hopefully recover by tomorrow.

I haven't bought any new makeup in months but I have for your today a collage of the latest items I've been lusting over, here we go:

1. MUFE Smokey Lash in plum - I've ran out of my Chanel Inimitable in Rouge Noir and want to try this one as my new eye colour enhancing mascara.

2. Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in Empire (Holiday 2011) - as soon as the holiday collection hits the Canadian counters, I will run down and grab this beautiful pink shade.

3. Nars Joyour Red l/s (Holiday 2011) - I know, another red lipstick! This one seems to be different from my other 100000 red lipsticks though. Can't wait to see!

4. Nars Arabian Night trio (Holiday 2011) - the texture of this trio is what's making it intriguing to me. I wonder if it'll be as awesome as my Chanel quint from last spring.

5. Guerlain Shalimar Rouge Automatique - I'm a huge fan of this Guerlain lipstick formula and this cool toned bright pinks with gold shimmer will soon be added to my stash.

What are some of your latest makeup lemmings?

October 10, 2011

Happy Turkey Day Canadians! Long time no nail post! I bought a couple of polishes from Essie's Fall 2011 collection and I gotta say though I was a bit underwhelmed by the collection in general, I did like this particular shade.

Glamour Purse is a medium dark taupe shade. I like that it leans more gray and less brown as I do always have such a hard time with browner shades. It looks pretty chic and is very flattering on my skintone. The application was easy breezey; I did two coats as always but could have got away with just one:


Whatcha wearing on your nails today?

October 6, 2011

Hey lovelies! I just came back from performing one of my civic duties (voting in the Ontario Elections) and thought I post today's look before catching up on my blog roll.

I'm slowly getting back into doing my face more regularly and did this glittery eye look using MAC's Reflects Antique Gold which in my opinion is the prettiest glitter they make. I never did buy any of MAC's glitters in full jar (only samples) and think that samples of glitters are quite enough for an average consumer like me. Pigments though I've bought many jars over the years that I probably will have to part with at some point.

Anyway, enough rambling! Hope you guys like this look!

Pro Longwear foundation - NW25
Pink Cult blush

Cash Flow p/p - base
Woodwinked e/s - lid
Cork e/s - crease
Wedge e/s - above crease
Espresso e/s - outer v
Blanc Type e/s - highlight
Reflects Antique Gold - on top of Woodwinked
Creme de Miel e/s - tear duct
UD Bourbon 24/7 - lower lashline
Lancome Black Art Liner - to line
Marcelle Volume mascara

Nars Catfight



October 4, 2011

Hey lovelies! I finally did an FOTD, yey! I've been so outta loop with makeup releases and generally uninspired with makeup lately. I guess after 4 years of constant hauling and doing my face, it was bound to happen just around now. But I still do adore makeup and enjoy making myself up. It's just not as frequent these days. I'm mostly happy with some foundation, a bit of blush, mascara and a bold lipstick.

Still, I felt like wearing smokey brown shadows today and came up with this look. Smokey eyes will always have a dear place in my heart. For this look, I used MAC's LE pigment the Family Crest which has this golden shimmer on a brown base that to me was perfect for this look.

Pro Longwear Foundation - NW25
Nars Madly blush
Shell Pearl bp

Painterly p/p - base
BB Chocolate Shimmer g/l - base for lid
Family Crest p/m - with mm on lid
UD Buck e/s - crease
UD Naked e/s - above crease
UD Virgin e/s - highlight
Gold Mode p/m - inner lid
Lancome Black Art Liner - to line
Lancome Definicils Pro mascara

Nars Montego Bay l/s - this is def my HG peach lipstick, such wonderful texture too!



And here was my outfit worn to work today. I love animal print so I'm pretty pleased to see this trend in most stores. I own many animal print pieces but this Calvin Klein piece is my favourite coz the print is pretty bold. It comes with the belt I'm wearing in this pic:


The boots you see in the above pic I picked up in Rialto Market in Venice, Italy. They are 100% leather and so friggin comfortable. I've already been wearing them everyday. Italian leather boots are definitely worth an investement. My mom still wears a pair she bought in Rome back in 1995 when we last visited Italy:


I love that the back is adjustable so you can even tuck wider pants in it:

Have a great Tuesday night lovelies!

October 2, 2011

Hey lovelies! I'm back from my vacation and the first thing I did was to go through the many MANY pics we took. I have to say though I had visited Italy (Rome only) as a child of 11, it does not compare to seeing this beautiful country as an adult. I doubt any other land will ever top this experience for me. We stayed in Rome, Florence and Venice and did a tone of sight seeing (average of 12 hour walking per day), dining, wining, shopping. If you are a fan of renaissance art, gorgeous sculptures, top notch wine and pasta, super stylish clothing, sunshine, animated people and last but not least gelato Italy is the place to go :D

I came back refreshed and my mind full of so many beautiful pictures and memories. Here are my top 10 Italy moments in no particular order:

1. Having a gelato per day. My fave flavours were melon, pistachio and amaretto
2. Seeing Duomo and St Giavani in Florence for the first time. My mouth was literally hanging open
3. Standing in front of the statue of Michelangelo's David at Musei dell'Opera. I actually bowed to the master that is Michelangelo.
4. Getting out of the train station in Venice and seeing the Grand Canal with gondola's, taxi boats and Vaporetta''s (bus boats) floating about
5. Strolling on Ponte Saint Angelo with hubby at night. This is the most romantic bridge in Rome, especially gorgeous at dusk or dawn.
6. This is gonna sound cliche, but the expensive Gondola ride in venice was totally worth it. Seeing all the side waterways was serene!
7. The Coloseum was was one of the few sights I remembered from my last trip but it still didn't fail to amaze me. It's giant and it will take your breath away
8. Seeing the tomb of Galileo in Santa Croce in Florence made the hair on my body stand straight. What a genius, born sadly in the most terrible time for science.
9. Basilica di San Marco in Venice is the most beautiful church I've seen in my life. My neck was hurting from staring at the beautiful ceilings. I'm an agnostic but I know a beautiful church when I see one :)
10. Uffizi museum in Florence with works of the best of the Renaissance artist. Every painting and sculpture will leave you in awe.

Anyway, onto some of the pictures I selected for this post. Believe me, this wasn't easy, hahaha! And this is still a picture heavy post!

me looking at the Coleseum ruins in Rome

Standing in the main street of Roman Forums

Inside San Pietro's Basilica at the Vatican. Behind me is St Peter's tomb

Having my first Gelato of the trip in Rome....first of many

Enjoying my huge thin crust pizza at La Motecarlo in Rome

Standing in front of Duomo in Florence

Random sight street in Florence, I fell in love with this city

Enjoying my truffle and mascarpone filled ravioli in the Florence Market...best meal ever!

Hubs in front of Galileo's tomb

Inside Duomo, most beautiful neo gothic church evah!

View of Plazza Ducale from top of San Marco church in Venice

Enjoying another gelato in Venice, no matter where you stop you have a great view

The beautiful ponte Rialto in Venice by night, this is Venice' oldest bridge and the liveliest neighbourhood

Hubby and I on our Gondola about to tour Venice the touristy way, haha

Best view of the Grand Canal from a Gondola

Salute church in Venice, what amazing architecture

Hope you guys enjoyed this post. Will get back to makeup post promptly ;)