So, I read Rashmi’stag on her perfect imperfections and thought it would be a good idea to do mine. I have so many imperfections, but I am very forgiving to myself too. I don’t obsess over it, I have a tendency to let go and rejoice with my simplicity. But it is a good idea to remind myself of my shortcomings and strengths.
Archives for November 2010
Annabelle is a Canadian beauty brand, which is basically my go-to drug-store brand. I recently had the opportunity to guest blog from them. I created a look with their newest collection. If you guys want to see what I came up with, click here!
You may have heard of Soniya Mehra, she is an upcoming bollywood actress and a total sweetheart. She tweets back to her fans, yes that’s really rare for a celebrity. I totally dig her breezy, girly style and asked her what her must have five products are! Much to my surprise, she replied. (You totally made my day Soniya xo)
|courtesy of DNA|
Her favorites are:
1) MAC Angel Lipstick
2) OPI “Lincoln Park After Dark” Nail Polish
3) Dior Iconic Mascara
4) NARS Orgasm Blush
5)Ecriture de Chanel Eyeliner
Amazing picks, right? I totally (heart) this girl, I hope she becomes a really successful actress someday, soon! Never change Soniya, your down-to-earthiness is what makes you so special.
So, Sephora had a VIB sale, in which I got 20% off. I thought it would be a good time to get things which I had been putting off for a while. I hadn’t even visited Sephora in like two months, really! So my mom, who had been so supportive of me regarding this blog, decided to declare me vain and irrational for buying things for the blog. Well its true that I don’t wear make-up everyday, but it is my passion. She is an artist, so she paints and does crafts and her hobby is justified. Mine is vain and irrational because its make-up. Isn’t that unfair!? She was all the more happy till I stuck to yoga and dance (for the record, I still practice yoga, but I have no longer take dance) but really angry with my so called obsession with make-up. BIG. FAT. WHATEVER. Anyways, back to my haul, this is what I got
(Ok, I think I sound rather immature, but I feel that I get a lot of backlash for loving make-up and its totally uncalled for, especially since I buy it with MY money!)
|Boscia Luminizing Black Face-mask|
|Benefit Femme Metale Kit – comes with 3 creaseless cream eyeshadows and 3 eyeliners.|
|Korres Milk Proteins Make-up removing wipes.|
|Korres 10 eyeliner set.|
|Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer|
|Nars Blushes in Taos (left) & Lovejoy (Right)|
|Benefit Girl Meets Pearl|
|Benefit blushes in Dallas (left) & Coralista (Right)|
Is there anything you guys want reviewed first? And do you ever get hated on for loving make-up?
Are you a disorganized mess? Are you always storing your eye-shadows where they can easily fall off from and break? Do you still act heart-broken after they fall and break into a million pieces? Yes, I am talking about myself, but if this applies to you as well…ALL IZZ WELL! lol. I’ll show you how to fix broken eyeshadows.
What you need:
A zip-lock bag, a fork, a dropper (not pictured), a clean tissue (not pictured), a coin (not pictured) and revving alcohol – 90% or more. The higher the concentration of alcohol, the faster the eye-shadow will dry.
You will also need a broken eyeshadow, lol.
For the rest of the tutorial, keep reading.
Step 1: Place the eyeshadow in a zip-lock bag.
Step 2: Using the end of a butter knife or fork, crush the eyeshadow into tiny pieces.
Step 3: Take the eyeshadow out of the bag. This is what it should look like. Shiteous, for the lack of better word!
Step 4: Using a dropper, place 6-8 drops of alcohol in the pan.
For a MAC eyeshadow, use 4-5 drops.
Step 5 – Take a tissue, put a quarter in it. Wet it with the alcohol.
Step 6 – Press it into the eyeshadow. Do it for like 1 minute.
Step 7 – Wait for 30 minutes to an hour and your eyeshadow will be ready.
I also broke my MAC Swish eyeshadow and now its fixed The texture of swish is better because the coin is a better presser for rounder shapes. My Urban Decay Graffiti eyeshadow does not look as good as my MAC swish, but I am happy to have them both in one piece.
Another thing, I did not know how to fix a broken eyeshadow on my own. I would love to say that I am so smart and all-knowing, but I am not. I got to know how to do this through Kandee Johnson’s youtube tutorial. I think in blogging and beauty community, its so important that you give credit where its due. One of my good blogger friends has been a victim of plagiarism where her posts shamelessly get lifted off on another blog. I hope my other blogger friends are with me on this, cheating is never cool!
They are kind of similar, but swatches will tell you they are in fact different blushes. MAC Peaches is a true peach blush and MAC Melba is a orange brick kind of coral. I like both, but if I HAD to pick, I’d choose MAC Peaches. Which one do you like better?
|MAC Peachtwist Blush on NC 35 skin|
|MAC Peachtwist blended on NC 35 skintone|
|MAC Melba on NC 35 skin-tone|
|Blended MAC Melba on NC 35 skin-tone|
My parents know me too well, so they got me some MAC make-up for Diwali. Of course I had to write it down for my dad, but he went to the MAC store and got me these beauties.
First up is the Triumphant Blush Face Kit from the latest Tartan Tale Collection.