Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Mini Haul

Just a random haul pic.. which I think the swatches might be useful for someone whose looking for it before buying. I love to look at the swatches too before buying something ! I got a new MAC blusher, well just to add a new shade in my collections :) I wasnt intend to buy these .. but ya know, once you are at the store.. you cant help eyeing on something ! Ughh !!

The 4 pan pro palette is for the new Love Lace eyeshadows.. I would love to keep those 4 eye shadows in a palette as soon as I depotted 'em. 1 brush which is #116 ( a blush brush), Coy girl Blusher, Loud Lash mascara (waterproof) and an eyeshadow Starviolet ... and one Back To Mac item,  a free lipstick where this time I picked up Angel ( I believe, this is one of Kim Kardashians fav lip colours. )

The swatches... Angel is a nudey pink colour ... very suitable for the smockey eyes look .. and Coygirl blusher is a purplish pink ( more pinky)

MAC Warm & Cozy, LOve Lace Photos and Swatches

These are all what I got from the Warm & Cozy as well as the LOve Lace collections. Only a few I guess .. coz there are quite several things that I skipped from both collections... Im proud of myself coz I can think rational this time not to buy what arent suitable for me :p

From the Warm n Cozy... Ooo I love neutrals, but the eye shadows werent really caught my eyes ! They just look the same with the regular one, so I think I better choose the permanent neutrals instead, or wait for the All Ages,All Sexes, All Races collections which is coming soon .. maybe end of Jan or early Feb.. So, Embark was the only one that I bought. This shade is one of the most popular MAC eye shadows. Its a permanent shade, but MAC in Malaysia doesnt carry this colour. So, this is the best time to grab Embark coz its considered as the Limited Edition stuff in Malaysia hehe.

For the shadesticks, they are 4 colours .. I just got two of them which are Nurture and Relaxed. I think these two are the best compared to the other two. Nurture is kind of shimmery peach tone while Relaxed is like a dark shimmery brown which is more to bronzey tone. I think the dupe for this one is NYX Jumbo Pencil (French Fries).

And 1 thing for sure.. the MSFs are so beautiful.. so I picked both of them ! Comfort is a brownish tone with Gold veining which can be used as a bronzer or for contouring. Someone with fair skin can use this as a blusher as well.  By Candlelight is a very light peachy pink colour with gold veining and it is shimmery, good for a highlight whether for face or as browbone highlighter and would be great for blusher too !

There are 4 of the lip glasses, and I decided to get just 2 of them. Most probably the 2N which is a nude peachy tone, a very popular one ... and Light that Fire, its like an orangy coral , which I think I should have in my collections coz I only have a few of orange tone lip colour. There are also 4 lipsticks, but Im just into Warm Me Up ... very beautiful colour. Its not so dark neither so pale .. just a medium shade that I think suits everybody.

I didnt pick many of the Love Lace stuffs just two of the eye kohl pencils(but the MA forgot to include that !!!) all of the eyeshadows, Suave Intentions, Hypnotizing, Love Lace and Pincurl, and one of the two lip glasses which is Icescape coz others are just soo sooo for me ...

Fancy Badges / Brooches Part 2

I feel the crazinness and addiction inside of me towards this cutie brooches eventhough I dunno what to do with 'em hehehe ... but some of these brooches were ordered by my sis.. well they are some people who sells these brooches online.. hmm is it worth it to online purchase this small item ? hmm I dont think so ! .. hmm unless you are going to order at least a dozen of brooches so it will worth the shipping costs too !

Monday, January 11, 2010

Ribbon Embroidery Hijab

After a few years of working with bullion embroidery, using cotton DMC thread.. ermm I guess I should take a step forward by learning other embroidery techniques. So, I decided to start doing ribbon embroidery using silk ribbon. My first trial also on voile hijab (tudung bawal) .. tried to design something which can suits this kind of very soft fabrique and make a simple design that would be nice to wear as head cover. As usual, it is adorned with swarovski crystal beads.. well it seems like the finished material wouldnt be complete without some glittery stuff  .. so that it can be worn for formal occasions.

This is just 1 part of the finished embroidery

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

My first trial: Larger eyelid ,Doll Eyes Look

First of all, to whoever is reading this, I hope its not too late to wish you, Happy New Year :) May this year brings you happiness and prosperity and always be blessed by HIM.

For the very first time, I changed the way I applied eyeshadows. This is quite new to me so maybe I have to improve more on blending and playing with colours. This makeup look was done by me, on the 1st January where I had to attend a wedding. So, this is kind of my new look for the New Year .. :p Well, I guess Im into this kind of techniques now coz I love when my eyelid looks larger. To have a larger eyelid, just apply the lightest shade of eyeshadows on the eye lid and darker shades all along the crease n blend blend blend instead of just concentrate on the outer V.

I found this note, and I think it might be useful : Eye Shadow Tips

Just to share my opinion... there are lotsss of makeup tutorial over the internet, but I still think that reading notes on makeup is important too, towards a better understanding :)

Here are some pics that I wanna share ...

In case you are wondering what I used for this look:

All products are by MAC

Vex (eyelid)
Deep Secret (crease) from the 6 Mystic Cool Eye shadow palette
Carbon (crease and lower lashline)
Unbasic White (brow bone and inner conner)
Smolder eye kohl pencil on the upper and lower waterline
Spiked eye brow pencil and clear brow gel to set
Blacktrack Fluidline gel eyeliner
Plush Lash Mascara


Studio Fix Fluid my shade is NC35
Studio Fix Powder
Bobbi Brown concealor
Refined Golden Bronzing Powder for contouring
Love Rock Blusher (MAC LE)
MSF Perfect Topping (highlighter)

My all time favourite lipstick combination,

Bobbi Brown Lip Liner in Sandwash Tulle
Mac Lavender Whip Lipstick
Mac Dazzleglass in Babysparks