Jun 4, 2009

More headbands / hair pieces

Little black chiffon flowers with pearls headband

Bridal Collection

Elegant double ivory chiffon flowers with feather accents

Double velvet flowers with swarovski crystal

Large yellow white silk flower head piece

Large ivory tulle flower with a variety of swarovski crystals

Jun 3, 2009

Best makeup under $15

L'Oreal Paris True Match Foundation

All 24 shades go on ultra-sheer and layer nicely for fuller coverage.

At left, $11; buy online now at drugstore.com.

MAC Nail Lacquer

An attention-getting pastel green polish that reminds us of a tropical ocean.

At left in Peppermint Patti, $11; buy online now at maccosmetics.com.

Sephora Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner

This cleverly designed pencil delivers smooth, creamy color that withstands a dip in the pool.

At left in Purple, $12; buy online now at sephora.com.

Jane Iredale 24-Karat Gold Dust

On lids, cheeks and lips, this silky all-over powder leaves a gorgeous hint of color.

At left in Rose Gold, $12; buy online now at drugstore.com.

Prescriptives Calyx Exhilarating Lip Gloss

This gold-flecked red warms any complexion.

At left in Pink Grapefruit, $14.50; buy online now at prescriptives.com.

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Blush

Swept across cheeks, these multicolored blushes blend into a sheer, radiant flush.

From top in Rosy Glow, Sunkissed Glow and Healthy Glow, $11 each; buy online now at ulta.com.

Cover Girl LashBlast Luxe Shimmer Mascara

Boost lashes with this volumizing formula, enhanced with a hint of color and shimmer.

At left, $8; buy online now at drugstore.com

Mark Eye Exotics Eye Shadow Trio

Bring out your inner makeup artist with this '80s-inspired palette.

At left in Ocean Hues, $7; buy online now at avon.com.

Flirt! Candy Stripes Glossy Lip Palette

Five punchy shades that taste as sweet as they look.

At left in Peach Stripes and Pink Stripes, $14 each; buy online now at kohls.com.

link credit : Instyle.com

Jun 2, 2009

How to replicate Victoria Beckham's makeup look - FOTD

I love her makeup here so I tried to do the same look. Here are what I've used to achieve this look
RCMA foundation
MAC Loose powder Medium
MAC Studio finish concealor NC 30
MAC Eye Brows Stud
Eyes :
  • MAC paint Pixel as a base color
  • MAC Pigment Frost all over upper lid & inner corner of your eyes top & bottom
  • MAC eyeshadow Silver Ring on the outer half of the eyes & lower lash lines
  • MAC eyeshadow Knight Divine on 2/3 outer corner of the eyes & on the crease -> blend upward
  • MAC eyeshadow Carbon on the very outer corner of the eyes & blend onto the crease
  • Nars eyeshadow Night Breed on top of carbon as a V shape & on the upper and lower lash lines
  • MAC eyeshadow Crystal Avalanche to highlight brow bone
  • MAC eye kohl Smolder on upper lash line & water line on lower lashes
  • L'oreal Double Extend Mascara in Black on top and bottom lashes
  • MAC false lashes #4
Blush :
  • MAC Powder blush Sweet as Cocoa
  • MAC Mineral Skinfinish Warmed
Lips :

  • MAC lipstick Peachstock
  • MAC lipglass Prrr

How to clean makeup brushes

Cleaning makeup brushes should be done on a daily and weekly basis. There are a lot of people having trouble with cleaning their brushes . Either they cant get all the excess makeup off or they have trouble finding the right method to clean them. Here are 3 ways to clean your brushes :
  1. Brush Cleanser . You can either get it at MAC store or Sephora.com . Or for cheaper version, you can get it either at Wal-mart or Sally. The good thing about this is that its easy & fast to clean your brushes. The bad thing is that sometimes you cant get rid of all the glitters or little powder which still stuck to the inside of the brushes. But its good for using everyday
  2. 91% alcohol. This can be used when you dont have much time to clean your brush or you want them to dry quickly so you can reuse right after. Spray your brushes and use a paper towel , move your brush back and forward. It'll get all the surface dirt off so your brush can be cleaner after every use. This method you can also use everyday or everytime you want to reuse the same brushes.
  3. Mild soap or Shampoo. Mixed it with warm water in a bowl . Dip the brushes in gently and squeeze them out, up and down. Rinse them in cold water like washing your hair. Then place the brushes on a dry towel and squeeze out the excess water. Lay them flat to dry over night . Dont ever leave them stand up coz the water can get into the brush handles, ruin the glue inside & the brush hair will fall off easily . You should do this once a week or whenever you have time since it takes time to dry your brushes.
So I hope this answers your questions about cleaning brushes. if you have any questions, leave a comment & i'll try to reply asap :)