On-the-Go Makeup Look

April 18, 2014

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What to do when you’ve got only 30 seconds?

As a final follow up to my On the Go vs. Take Your Time entry, I’ll be sharing my feels-like-I’ve-only-30-seconds look. As I mentioned in that post, I have a tendency to reach for products that don’t require me to use brushes or extra tools, except for finishing powders. So as opposed to my full makeup look that takes me more than half an hour to achieve, my on-the-go makeup look I can finish in 5-8 minutes, tops (I timed myself!).  VIEW THE REST OF THE POST →

Mother of All NARS Shadows: The NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette

April 15, 2014

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Say Hello to the NARS Mothership

I’ve pretty much convinced myself that this is a palette I am better off avoiding. Plus, I’ve read more than enough reviews that swayed in this direction so it wasn’t exactly an “omg must buy because of the hype” product. BUT. The temptation of having 15 NARS shades all in one palette was too strong and debilitating that I inevitably gave in.

It’s definitely $$$ cheaper than buying NARS shadows in duos or singles despite their size and most probably inferior quality. I’ve two other NARS palettes – Fairy’s Kiss and Voulez Vous – that were so-so (more so bad than so good) that should’ve further deterred me but then, where’s the fun in that? Haha! I’ve had this for quite some time now but wanted to fully test its capabilities to be able to give my final verdict and not just a measly ‘first impressions’ post.

This’ll be a long one soooo, are you ready? VIEW THE REST OF THE POST →

When I Have All The Time in the World Makeup Look

April 13, 2014

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And Not Enough Fabric for my Tops

As a follow-up to my previous post regarding On the Go vs Take Your Time makeup, I’m sharing today the Take Your Time version. This is when I have 1023840 minutes to do a full face including the use of as many eyeshadows as I want, the whole subtle contouring shebang and even the thing I hate doing most – application of falsies (which I didn’t do for this look).

Teaser. I am not the biggest fan of needles so those marks on my left arm (your right) aren’t tattoos. I was actually swatching an eyeshadow palette prior so my left arm is filled with swatches. It’s a palette I didn’t think I would like but still was interested to experience. I was even preparing how to say shitty in 10 different ways already cos I was certain I would only like a few. If you’re interested to know what the hell I’m drivelling on about here, wait for my next posts. Wink wink!  VIEW THE REST OF THE POST →

On the Go vs. Take Your Time Makeup

April 11, 2014

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When Time is of the Essence

I wanted to do a post on my on-the-go makeup picks but realized it’d be interesting to show a side-by-side comparison of what I would also pick if I had the luxury of time. Obviously, I can’t do a 30-second face! I can’t even rummage through my unorganized, cluttered makeup bag for the only mascara I have in 30 seconds.  But you guys get the point of having the freedom of having a full 30 minutes to do makeup as opposed to feeling as if you’ve only “30 seconds” to spare! VIEW THE REST OF THE POST →

The Multitasker: Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Fresh Melon

April 10, 2014

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Let’s Hear it for Multitasking

Are you a multitasker? I’m certainly not. No matter how much I try to convince myself that I am I mean it’s the Age of Multitasking, who’s not a multitasker these days?— when it gets down to it, I can only ever do one task at hand.

I can’t text and listen to someone speak at the same time. I can’t write a blog entry, watch a movie/show while texting and browsing Facebook. I can’t even take notes while a professor is teaching which means during school, it was either I sat through the whole lesson and rely on auditory memory later or take notes and not remember a word from the lecture. I mostly engaged on the former, if you’re interested to know.

Thank God beauty products can be multitaskers.