Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Purple Plastic Bag Dry Marble


Here's a quick dry marble manicure using the plastic bag technique!

I wore this during my stay in Venice, Italy! Here's a pic of the mani with the pistachio gelato I was having by a small canal in Venice.

The purple was a new polish I got from Kiko, an Italian brand. I was surprised by the great quality yet affordable price of these polishes from the brand! They apply so smooth and creamy without streaks!

On the rest of the nails, I had a cream white and a light purple color by Julep.

For the dry marble look, I put a few drops of black, purple, and white polishes on the cream colored nail. Then I lightly pressed on the drops using a plastic wrap to mesh the polishes together. And VOILA! We have got a quick marble look here!

Polishes Used:
Light Purple, White - Julep
Purple, Black - Kiko
Plastic Bag

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Ipsy Jan 2017 Unboxing and First Impression


Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription service that comes with a new makeup bag and 5 beauty sample products for the price of $10 USD/month.

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This month's bag is a grey faux leather with laser cut out of circles making a mesh look. It's not my favourite bag from them but it was inspired by skyscapers as stated on the website.

What I got this month:

Naked Cosmetics - Mica Pigment in Desert Sunset #02 - 1.5 g
I love this rose gold shimmer shade!! I have tried these pigments before and they are very nice and they contain minimum number of ingredients. I really like this color and I can't wait to use it on my lids!

theBalm - Bahama Mama Bronzer - 0.57 g
I have heard of this bronzer numerous times but have never tried it. The shade is neutral to cool tone which is what I prefer to use for contour/bronzing! However, this sample size is way too small as a bronzer because usually I use a big fluffy brush for that. But you can use this as a shadow or brow powder as well!

Manna Kadar Cosmetics - Paradise Blush - 3 g
I have never heard of this brand Manna Kadar. This blush shade is a nice peachy pink with a gold sheen. It reminds me of Nars Orgasm but a tad more pink. I really like the shade and the texture is quite soft and creamy too! 

Temptu - Base Smooth and Matte Primer - 7.5 ml
This is a very light and liquid-y primer that claims to control shine and also minimize the look of pores. I am not sure about the pore filling aspect because usually pore primers are more thick in consistency. However, this brand is supposed to be a pro brand so I will sure test this out!

Purlisse - Blue Lotus Seed Mud Mask and Exfoliant - 15 ml
I love doing face masks and this one claims to detox, tighten, exfoliate, brighten...etc. It seems to have lots of benefits! Let's see how it works on my skin! I will definitely put this to good use.

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Thursday, January 05, 2017

Pink Polka Dots with Jewels


This set of manicure was inspired by the packaging of the Benefit Gimme Brow and it was super easy to do! This was their old packaging but it was still cute!

For the base, I used 2 tones of pinks and they were by Julep and Butter London.

On the darker pink nails, I used a medium sized dotting tool to put polka dots of the lighter pink all over the nails.

On the index finger, I lined some pink nail rhinestones along the cuticle curve to make it a little more elegant!

Products Used:
Pink - Julep
Baby Pink - Butter London
Nail Jewels

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