Sunday, March 27, 2011

Lulu Guinness Olivia - Vintage Style Sunglasses

Remember my Moschino sunnies? I accidently scratched them in the line of sight so that's another pair of sunnies wasted. Doh!

I found these Lulu Guinness sunnies at a designer consignment store for £50. I could'nt resist because they look vintage and I love white sunglasses. The case is mega cute too.

Can't wait to wear them when the sun stays with us in the UK for longer.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Olive Oil As Make Up Remover

I just discovered that olive oil makes an amazing emergency makeup remover.

If you're stuck somewhere without cotton wipes and remover, simply pour one to two teaspoons of olive oil onto your fingertips and gently massage your face. To remove the last traces of eye make up, run your finger lightly over your lower lashline. Keep your eyes open and look up if you're squeamish.

When the makeup is dissolved, wipe off excess oil with tissue. Wash your face with foaming cleanser or handwash and rinse with warm water.

Makeup is completely gone and skin is soft and smooth. There's no need for tugging or scrubbing. This method is so cheap and effective, I'm refilling my MAC Cleanse Off bottle with olive oil when it's empty.

Any olive oil will do, but the lightest will be easier to wash off. You won't believe how well it works until you try it!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Nars Orgasm On Asian Skin

Needed a new foundation to match my tan so I popped off to Selfridges. If you have'nt tried Bare Minerals foundation, you are missing out. I'm now "Golden Medium" and I bought the matte version for £25.

The finish is natural and it does'nt feel like I have "stuff" caked on my face. I wear it over Eyeko's 3 in 1 cream in the evening for a luminous look.

While on a spending high, I tried the hyped Nars Orgasm blush. It looks different in the palette than it does on me. Orgasm is frosty peach pink, but on me it's a natural flush. It would probably look peach if I put alot on.

I hesitated to purchase but after walking a full circle around the make up hall, I returned and said: "I'm back for the orgasm."

"The blush?" I guess the salesgirl wanted to make sure.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

NYX Root Beer Eyeshadow

Found: NYX products in Charcoal (DFO Homebush) at 50% off!

The nail polishes were $10, reduced to $7 and now they're $3.50. Other items were priced accordingly, close to online from the US.

Cake powder, lip glosses, eyeshadow trios, eye and lip liners, lipsticks, nail polishes and blushes were available. There's a limited colour range but it's worth a look if you want a NYX haul.

A few eyeshadows were broken and amongst some lurid colours, I found one I liked for $4. I got Root Beer, a slightly shimmery dark brown. Perfect as an everyday eyeshadow. Root Beer is easy to blend and the pigmentation is buildable. When applied it's not shimmery as it appears in the pan. It has a matt finish.

I also bought a nail polish called Sweetie. An appropriate name for the colour. Will post swatches on it soon!


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