Saturday, November 24, 2012

Hair Inspiration- Red Cherry Bomb

Images from Google

 I have  developed quite a love for  luscious red locks, this hair colour can be customized for any complexion, however colouring my natural hair is simply out the question since I work in a rather conservative environment but I think will experiment with this colour on some extensions.

What are your thoughts love or loathe?

Monday, November 19, 2012

Soft and Subtle Highlighting ....

Today I am sharing a FOTD using the  Ben Nye Banana Powder in my routine, I use this powder primarily under my eyes and on the bridge of my nose to set my concealer, it is applied with a wedge sponge in a patting motion, then  a clean powder brush is used to sweep away  the excess powder ,my face is then slightly contoured ,  face powder applied all over with a powder puff then I'm done....

*Pictures taken without flash in natural light

Phillips Milk of Magnesia 
Revlon Colorstay Foundation-Cappuccino and Caramel
Milani Pressed  Powder- Pecan
Espere Blush- Cocoa ( Contour)
Ben Nye Banana Powder ( Highlight)
Milani Secret Cover Concealer Cream -(Soft Beige and Honey )- Highlight
La Femme  Russett mixed/Jordana Coral Sandy beach ( blush)
Black Radiance Mosaic Bronzer- Summer Shimmer-Highlight
Milani Secret Cover Concealer Cream -Honey -( Brows /Eyeshadow Base)
Random brown liner
La Femme Sienna blush ( crease colour)
Jordana black eyeliner- waterline
Ruby Kisses eyeshadow duo -pink tweed
Brown lip liner
NYX Thalia

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Saturday, November 17, 2012


 I would have to say that highlighting and contouring is my favourite area in makeup artistry. The Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder  has become one of the  premier setting powders to get the highlighted Kim Kardashian-esque look. I ordered  the Ben Nye powder in the 1.5oz container on makeupmania and as you would have it they were out of stock so there was some wait time... seems like everyone is now on the Ben Nye Bandwagon

Heavily swatched left and lightly blended on right

 I have to say its extremely good for setting undereye concealer as it is finely milled and smooth,  since it has  yellow tint you are not left with the white cast that everyone hates. In comparison to my Black Opal Oil blocking powder which I still use, I would have to say that Black opal is great for all  over setting and excellent for mattifying the face but the Ben Nye is better in my opinion  for highlighting purposes as it offers more of a brightening effect than the Black Opal.

Are you also a fan of the Ben Nye Banana Powder?

Thursday, November 15, 2012

ELF HD Blush in Encore

I am girl who always loves a good deal even more so when the product is of high quality,recently I obtained one of the new  ELF HD blush in Encore  and so here is my two cents on this product....

Product Features: The packaging describes the HD blush as having a  rich pigmented colour for a soft focus effect with a vitamin enriched formula that hydrates the skin.

Overall Experience:  I love the fact that the ELF HD blush has a pump dispenser therefore this helps control the amount of product used and also the fact that the product has the right consistency not too runny or excessively thick.It applies smoothly, highly pigmented as you can see from the above swatch a small drop goes a long way and the finish is smooth and truly long lasting. This blush would be greatly appreciated by ladies with normal to dry skin as it is very moisturising .This product is definitely a good purchase as the quality is superb for the price.Stay tuned for a makeup look featuring this ELF HD blush in Encore 

Have your tried this ELF product if so what do you think?

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Foxy Find...The Metal Plated Belt

The metal plated belt has been one of the trendiest accessory in the fashion world  whether stylishly formal like Gwyneth Paltrow or casually chic like the uber glam Kim K, this piece of accessory speaks volumes nd is sure to turn heads.After stalking  ASOS for months I got  the  plate and spike detail belt in small, the spike detailing is everything and I can't wait to style this new find....

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

My Guide to the Perfect Nude Lip for WOC

If you're a devoted reader of my blog you would know that I love a good  nude lip simply because its so soft, youthful and beautiful, being a chocolate-coloured Caribbean girl I have been blessed with pigmented lips and as such I have employed the following method to give me the perfect nude lip.This method is by no means a novice idea , but this is how I personally do it , the aim is not to look like Tyrone Biggums from the Chappelle Show but to have a smooth transition in colour from your skin to your lipstick.

Products Used 
Clockwise Direction: Blistex Lip Medex, Milani Secret Cover Concealer , NYX Lip Pencil in Cappuccino, NYX Lipstick in Frappuccino

Lip pencil and Lipstick Snapshots

1. I apply a generous amount of my Blistex lip balm, which I  love and  use  religiously because its very moisturizing and has a cooling sensation on the lips.
2. The Milani Secret Cover Concealer in Honey   is then used to mute the natural colour of my lips and to facilitate the true colour of the  lipstick coming through,followed by the  NYX lip pencil in Cappuccino  to add  dimension back to my lips
3. NYX  Frappuccino a flattering pinkish- nude lipstick is applied and the look is complete

I hope you found this post helpful 

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

La Femme Blushes....

I had placed a small order on the MakeupMania website  after hearing rave reviews within the beauty community  about the sheer awesomeness of  La Femme Blushes and I had to give them a try and  now I'm a bonafide La Femme blush fanatic.I selected shades that were WOC friendly....

Left to Right: Sienna, Russet, Bordeaux, Purple Passion, Frambroesia

Product Features: There are over 100 different colours  ranging from matte to shimmer shades with the pan size of each individual blush being  approximately 1.45 inches.

 Blushes Heavily Blended

SIENNA - Matte 
RUSSET- Shimmer
PURPLE PASSION - Shimmer very subtle 

Overall Experience: These blushes are by far  some of the most affordable, pigmented blushes I have ever tried, a little goes a long way.They are easy to apply, blends beautifully into the skin and are extremely long-lasting .These blushes are perfect for makeup artists who are looking high quality blushes without paying an arm and a leg.

Have you tried La Femme Blushes if so what are your thoughts?