Thursday, 5 March 2015

Two Products and Three Steps to Volume without Heat*

*Press Sample

Look, I know that I can get whatever hair style I want (for my hair length). Give me a heating tool, maybe an hour or two extra in the morning, and I'm sure I can pull off whatever magazine 'do' we're all craving this moment. But let's be realz, whipping out a heating tool is a pain, and I don't feel like de-tangling wire cords that early in the morning.

My hair is pretty forgiving. I don't have problematic bed-head. Short hair doesn't get too tangled. A bob is more of less easy to maintain.  But there are times when I just need volume.  It seems like all the volumizing products I've encountered need to be tempered by heat else your hair style falls flat with in 2 hours.  Thankfully, I think I've finally found a working, no-heat, quick volumizing solution

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Sheer Shadows for Color-phobes

It blew my mind one day when I heard a friend say "I like sheer eyeshadows more, anyways". Whats?!?!?! You mean you don't want vibrant, pigmented color all up on your lids? Not even with neutrals...? 

Error Error, does not compute.

Since not everyone is up for ultra pigment all the time and may want that subtle wash, here are some options from my stash to consider.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

In the Moment #24: Graydon Clinical Luxury

Its always a nice treat to speak to the creators of brands. If they aren't the experts on the products, their developement and the results, who else would be? Blush Pretty invited bloggers to meet Graydon and her eponymous natural skincare brand last week and we all go the opportunity to see down and have a chat with her.

Monday, 2 March 2015

Verbal Vomit and Rimmel Provocalips*

*Press Sample

rimmel provocalips i'lll call you swatch review
I can generally hold my own in public but as an introverted person (actually, an ISTJ), standing on the sides lines is more comfortable than exerting myself in the middle of any dance floor. But if my lips are willing to provoke attention in advance of it spouting profound commentary, I'm all for that.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

In the Moment #23 : Dial and Got2B

Dial and Got2B 2015 launches

As always, being Julie's  shadow has it's perks and I was able to see the new items coming out from Dial and Got2B last week. 

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Etude House Play 101 Pencils: Part 2 Pony's Love Affair Look

Pony's Love Affair Look etude house play 101

I've reviewed and swatched the Play 101 pencils here, but another enticing aspect about these is the tutorials put together by Pony, a Korean Makeup Artist.

Pony has created about 8 looks, along with youtube videos, using the pencils and I tried to coordinate my purchase with at least one of her looks. I bought pretty much all the pencils for her "Love Affair" face. Here's my attempt at recreating it.