Showing posts with label MAC. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MAC. Show all posts

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Fashion Fever with Peplum

Hello beautiful! This new year brings with it new territories for me! I'm entering into the land of fashion and I have got fashion fever baby. Why fashion? I always had a love for fashion. I've been known to my friends as the girl who loves shoes. It started with this love for shoes, then moved to handbags, then accessories and now onto the actual wear. For too long I have stayed into my comfort zone and now it's time to change that. Introducing one of the latest fashion styles, the peplum.


Tuesday, 25 December 2012

The Holiday Gloss-Over

Before I became a lipstick lover, I was a huge lipgloss fan. If you are a bit intimidated by lipstick, opt for a lipgloss instead and work your way up to lipstick. In fact there are so many highly pigmented glosses now that they give the opacity of lipsticks with high shine of the glosses. Here are some of my favourite lipglosses perfect for the holiday season!

The Reds: MAC Russian Red Lipglass <3


Get the luscious classic colour with this lipglass or the permanent MAC Russian Red Lipstick. Tap on the colour of the lipstick and run a clear lipglass over the top to replicate this gorgeous red, if you can't get your hands on this lipglass. It's a cherry red that leans a bit orange red on my skintone. It's a bit tacky as MAC lipglasses are but the high shine makes this red one of my favourite red glosses.

Monday, 17 December 2012

Golden Holiday Line

Hey beautiful, here is a simple eye look to show the beautiful gold colour of Sleek Dip It eyeliner. It's perfect for the holiday season and is easy enough to be completed in 5 minutes.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Queen Bee

Who wants to be a queen bee for a day? This look was inspired by the simple bumble bee, portrayed as the simple yellow and black but pair it together with my bee hive hair, pointed stinger and sweet flower lips for you to lead the way as queen bee! 


Monday, 18 June 2012

A Simple Pomegranate Punk Look

Want to know what to do with the Maybelline color tattoos? Use them as a base! So that once you apply a coordinating eye-shadow on top, it certainly pops. Join me if you want to recreate this simply yet sultry look using the Maybelline Pomegranate Punk color tattoo. 

Sunday, 10 June 2012

What’s in My Makeup Bag! Face and Lip Products

The contents of my makeup bag are constantly changing. I try to test out new products but still give attention to each of my beloved makeup items. I also try to ensure the contents of my makeup bag would be suited to the outfit I’m wearing. During the week while avoiding the traffic, I arrive rather early at my workplace so this is where I usually apply my makeup. On weekends I can spend as much time as I want rummaging through all the makeup drawers for whatever colours or tools I need for that look. Whereas most of my co-workers may carry lunch bags, I carry to work my makeup bag, disguised as a lunch bag! 


Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Where does the time go for the Maybelline 14hr Lipstick?


My how time flies? It’s a saying I’ve use quite often and heard repeatedly said by others as well. I was hoping I would be able to say the same thing about these Maybelline 14hour lipsticks while wearing them to work last week but alas I couldn’t! 


Friday, 1 June 2012

Shake your Bon Bon and Condition those Lips with MAC’s Viva Glam Ricky Lip Conditioner

I know I was quite young when Ricky Martin released Shake Your Bon-Bon from his self-titled album. This song brings back so many fond memories for me. I loved seeing him dance and well… shake his bon-bon. Ricky didn’t stop at just music but is giving himself towards a worthy cause in MAC’s Viva Glam campaign this year. Ricky teamed up with Nicki Minaj and together they introduced the Viva glam Nicki lipstick and Ricky’s lip conditioner to support the MAC AIDS fund. Unfortunately I cannot seem to get a hold of the lipstick but the lip conditioner was more readily available. 


Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Vegas Baby! MAC Vegas Volt Lipstick


Who wouldn’t want to visit Vegas?  The city of Las Vegas is renowned for its shopping, casinos and fine dining. It’s filled with bright lightings and that’s exactly what this lipstick reminds me of with it bright coral colour that sure to make you the star attraction of your own Las Vegas show! 


Sunday, 20 May 2012

A Passionate Duo! MAC Impassioned Lipstick and Lipglass


After I got sick with the flu recently I took a break from wearing makeup for a while. I just didn’t have the energy to get dressed up and had lost my passion for makeup until I remembered I had these two bright and cheerful lippies to try. MAC’s impassioned lipstick and lipglass are both bright pinks perfect for lifting moods. If you want full on colour with a sheen, try the lipstick and if you want glossy lips or prefer the easy of the doe foot wand, try the lipglass. Both will give you a nice opaque colour depending on how much you apply. MAC Impassioned lipstick is part of the permanent collection! The lipglass and nail polish rounded out the MAC Impassioned Fashion set. 
Wearing MAC Impassioned Lipglass

Monday, 14 May 2012

To Russia with Love from a MAC Russian Red Lipglass

Bold red lips at the touch of a lipglass! I remember when I was afraid to wear red lips. I thought it was just so bold and my timid personality preferred to stick with soft pink lips. Well those thoughts have faded with age and now I can face my fears with the beautiful MAC Russian Red lipglass. 


Friday, 11 May 2012

Happy Friday! Volume#12


Who doesn’t love a Friday? It’s the start to the weekend where we beauty lovers can get some more time to indulge in our stashes of beauty items. More so we get maybe some time for ourselves to just do nothing much or something extravagant! It’s also a time for me to share more about me to you that may or may not be beauty related. Feel free to share what you will be up to this weekend. Happy Friday!

Beauty Adventure? Who would think that a simple thing like a lip conditioner would change someone's life forever? Certainly not me! I have tried so many lip balms and chap-sticks but my lips seems to always get dry and cracked. But one try of the the Ricky Martin approved MAC Lip Conditioner had me sold! Full review coming soon!

Friday, 27 April 2012

Happy Friday Volume#11


Who doesn’t love a Friday? It’s the start to the weekend where we beauty lovers can get some more time to indulge in our stashes of beauty items. More so we get maybe some time for ourselves to just do nothing much or something extravagant! It’s also a time for me to share more about me to you that may or may not be beauty related. Feel free to share what you will be up to this weekend. Happy Friday!

Beauty Adventure? In my school days when I was stressed over assignments and projects I would take a break by indulging in chocolate and anything sweet to unwind. Now that I'm all grown up and the pressures of the working world and unbearable traffic are my new stress triggers, this girl does some shopping! Good for de-stressing, no so good on the wallet. So yes I indulged in the new Maybelline Tattoo and Loreal Infallible eyeshadows. But another part of my unwind session involves swatching colours just to see how pretty they are! Acquired from the beauty blogger in me. These gorgeous swatches were enough to calm me. Can you tell what they are?

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Last Night!

Hello beautiful! So since I was wearing a lot of bright eye colours lately I thought I would throw in a more neutral eye (wink wink) for you and pair it with a bright lip instead. When you feel like going out at night, you still want to feel beautiful and this is a quick and easy way to add some drama to the night! 
In case you wondering, my T-shirt says : Go Plant a Tree”

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Velvet Teddy Lips

Does the name sound familiar? It’s MAC’s matte lipstick in Velvet Teddy. The name invokes images of cute teddy bears with their soft fur. How did I end up here! Anyway so after trying numerous bright coloured lippies I wanted another nude shade. What I love about the MAC experience is that there is something for everyone and if you are willing to spend time doing swatches you can find the right one for you. This shade was chosen after trying on Twig, Cherish and some more. Anybody knows how many permanent MAC lipsticks there are? 

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Soft Lily


Trying to beat the traffic and with work being about 1.5 hours away from my home means that usually I leave home when it is still dark and return when the sun is going down. This weekend I actually had time to remember what the outside of the house looked like in sunlight and I rediscovered this beautiful lily that was growing right outside the front door! Before I could take some pictures, the rabbit got to them first! Haha. I'll show you when some more bloom. Eitherway the main colour is orange with yellow on the inside and gorgeous green leaves. This look is inspired by the lily but instead of using such vibrant shades I keep the colours soft. 

Friday, 6 April 2012

Happy Friday! Volume#9


Who doesn’t love a Friday? It’s the start to the weekend where we beauty lovers can get some more time to indulge in our stashes of beauty items. More so we get maybe some time for ourselves to just do nothing much or something extravagant! It’s also a time for me to share more about me to you that may or may not be beauty related. Feel free to share what you will be up to this weekend. Happy Friday!

Beauty Adventure? I have been trying to control myself from buying too much makeup lately and I have succeeded. I can actually go into the MAC store and not buy one item. Success on my part! But do makeup brushes count as makeup. Not in my book so these new Real techniques brushes were justified right? So far they all feel really soft with the taklon bristles and the starter kit comes with this super fun case that can fold as a stand. I added a stippling brush and powder brush to the mix and the case had two slots for them. Together they all fit nicely in the case which is small enough for my handbag. Double deal!

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Navy Blue Eye Revolution


I’m joining the revolution! Navy blue eyes are one of the latest trends around and I wanted to join in that trend. I made it into a smoky eye look which goes great for my Asian eyes but didn’t want it all dark so added a bright pop of turquoise blue to the lower lashline. 

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Feel the Summer Breeze, a NYX Matte Lipstick

It’s always summer or sunny I should say living in the Caribbean! When I make a trip to the beach I prefer to go there with the car windows down so you can feel the cool sea breeze as you are nearing the beach. But back at the concrete jungle you can simple have that in the form of a NYX Matte lipstick called Summer Breeze. 
So how can we describe this colour? I think we can call it pepto pink or Barbie pink. It would fit greatly into those descriptions. The lipstick itself is like most matte ones where it is not moisturizing on the lips so you need to wear a touch of lip balm underneath. However, it has great pigmentation and decent staying power. 
Now does anybody have MAC’s Pink Noveau? NYX Summer Breeze looks pretty close right? And if it is, well then it was be a pretty inexpensive alternative to that! 
Happy Summer Breeze!
XOXO
Naomi

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Natural Beauty of the Emperor Valley Zoo

I can’t tell you when the last time I visited the Emperor Valley Zoo was but making a trip now was a good experience for my two nieces. Kids loves animals and so do I. I’m a sucker for cute puppy dog eyes or like those of the Puss from the Puss in Boots movie I watched with them recently. With the zoo being recently renovated and I hearing mixed reviews I decided to check it out for myself. I was being a kid again.
In case you are going for the first time, you have a small entrance fee of $20TT for adults and $10TT for children. There is a secured parking area that you pay $6TT per hour or $40TT per day. For us to see everything took us about 2 hours.
Let’s start off with my favourite part of this zoo; the birds. They are so exotic and colourful. I can see them inspiring some future nail art and makeup looks. My favourite birds here are our national bird, the scarlet ibis with its rich red feathers. You know I’m not afraid to wear red. It’s such a pity the MAC Iris Apfel collection didn’t arrive here in Trinidad. I was really hoping to get the Scarlet Ibis lipstick. L And let’s talk about the flamingos shall we. The pink feathers were striking. I love the enclosure that they were in; it looked like they were right at home. 
Scarlet Macaws- So colourful!
My next favourite part of this zoo was the otter enclosure. I have always loved seeing the otter show off himself and he gave me a hard time trying to capture him on camera. This part of the zoo is renovated such that you can see him from above or looking through the water. So pretty!
What always fascinated the kids are the big, bad, scary snakes at the reptile house. Lots of them here and if you are lucky enough you may have a guide who lets certain ones out. Would you care to touch one? Not me!
And you must go see the fishes. I just love the beautiful colours and the calming effect of them gently swimming around. 
Tiger Oscar
Iridescent Shark
Overall I had a great time with my two kiddies and seeing a place like this through the eyes of a child makes the experience even more wonderful than how I remembered the place when I was last here. Do visit some time and let me know what you loved!
Happy Zoo Day!
XOXO
Naomi

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