Saturday, February 22, 2014

Light N Peachy | Spring Makeup 2014

Its almost that time of the year when you switch out those dark, vampy makeup shades and make way for light, fresh warm hues, so here is a soft, glowing makeup look that is appropriate for spring and complimentary on  a variety skintones.

Revlon Colorstay Foundation-Caramel and Cappuccino
Milani Secret Cover Concealer Cream-  Honey 
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural- Dark Deep
Sacha Cream Foundation  Perfect Bronze - (Cream Contour)
ELF  Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder in Turks and Caicos ( Contour )
Ben Nye Banana Powder ( Highlight)
LA Girl Pro HD Concealer ( fawn)- Highlight
Black Radiance Blush Honey-Blush
Milani Secret Cover Concealer Cream - Honey-( brow  definition/eyeshadow primer)
 LA Girl Gel Liner -Dark Brown (brows)
La Femme Blush in Russet ( all over lid and Crease)
Caboodles Eyeshadow ( Current Affair ( Brow Bone Highlight and Tear Duct)
Almine Professional Lashes #4168
DavisEye Double Colour 02 eyeshadow stick -cream shade (waterline)
Ruby Kisses Pink Tweed - dark shade ( lower lash line
L'ORÉAL Infallible Gel Lacquer Liner 24 hour
Maybelline The Rocket Volum Express mascara
Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick -Park Peach Avenue applied over muted lips

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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Up to Di Time | Born Pretty Store Review

Some time ago I was contacted by a representative from Born Pretty Store to review a product from their website.Born Pretty Store is an online store which sells a plethora of affordable  products ranging from makeup, nail art, clothing and jewellery just to name a few.I was invited to review a women’s watch and let me just say that it was very difficult as there were many styles of   wrist watchesbracelet watches, and LED watches to choose from, however I decided to select a timeless piece ( no pun intended ).

The style I selected was a classic black and gold watch  with rhinestone detailing which would perfect for any occasion and it was a pleasant surprise to see that it came in a gift box (as seen above).

Overall I would have to say that the  experience was excellent from the costumer service to shipping,as my order was quickly processed as soon as I selected the style and relayed the information to the representative.My package also arrived sooner than expected considering it was  coming all the way from Asia which is fantastic in my opinion .If you are interested in purchasing  this watch and/or any other product from Born Pretty Store you can utilize my  coupon code "ROXANNASC10"  for 10% off your order.

Thanks as always for Reading 

Disclaimer: The product in  this blog post was provided for review purposes, this does not influence my overall opinion.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

ELF Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder

I have mentioned that highlighting and contouring is my favourite area when it comes on to makeup artistry.There are times however  when  I just don't want to go through the extra steps to get the sculpted look but I don't want my makeup to look one dimensional either, so to add a bit of definition to my face I have been reaching for the ELF Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder in Turks and Caicos.

Product Features: This blush and bronzer duo contains just that a blush which highlights the cheeks and a bronzer which promises to "accentuate and  contour the cheekbones".

Overall Experience:This US$3 duo was purchased solely for the bronzer component as I feel that the blush portion wouldn't necessarily show up on my skintone and after using it several times I have to say that the bronzer is a good product. The bronzer in this ELF duo is shimmery in the pan and being a matte bronzer lover I was a bit skeptical initially, however I am happy to report that once the bronzer is applied to cheeks and sufficiently blended into the skin with my Real Techniques Contour Brush  the shimmery attributes significantly diminish and you are left with a defined face.The other key points to mention are that the bronzer is not chalky and difficult to blend, instead it is smooth, blends into the skin like a dream and looks very natural looking which makes it perfect for everyday use.
In conclusion I like this product and recommend it to any WOC who is looking into finding an affordable contouring product that offers a defined yet natural looking finish.

What is your go to product for a natural contour?
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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Black White & Red | The VDAY Edition

Friday is Valentine's Day and whether you have a special person to share it with or not here is an outfit idea that I conjured up that incorporates the traditional colour scheme,but with an edgy twist. Flattering monochromatic hues  coupled with a mixture of stripes and the cow print pattern makes for one interesting ensemble.

Top and Necklace: EZ Fashion, Pants: H&M, Blazer: Urban Behaviour, Purse: Avon, Shades: Joesphs, Ring and Bracelet:Primark, Heels:,Watch: c/o Born Pretty Store, Lipstick: MAC Ruby Woo

What do you plan on wearing this Valentine's day
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Friday, February 7, 2014

Downsizing and Organizing with The Z Palette

Like many make up lovers I have accumulated quite a bit  and so for 2014 I wanted to  streamline my make up storage and get rid of the excessive clutter, with that said I invested in the Large Z palette to aid with my make up storage.This  is a magnetic palette with several metal stickers used to store your depotted make up products. 

 My love  for this palette  runs deep and I cannot fathom how I was existing without this lifesaver. My reason for saying  this is due to the fact  that it has significantly improved the overall appearance and accessibility of some of my mostly used products and it makes travelling especially for freelance work a breeze, no wonder this is a  must have for  make up junkies and  make up artists alike.The only real concern I have is that the material may not hold up to continuous cleaning/sanitizing. Overall I am very satisfied with my purchase and this is definitely a product I would recommend to my fellow make up addicts.

Do you own a Z Palette if not do you plan on purchasing?
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