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Video & Pink and Purple FOTD

Jess requested a tutorial on how I apply my blush for a more natural and softer look, so I did a quick video on it since it’s probably easier to get my point across instead of pictures. ***For reference, I am not a fan of doing videos, I get too nervous and end up sounding like a complete putz, LOL. So be easy on me haha. And yes that is an Island Pacific box behind me that my grandma gave me to help me pack some stuff (as the BF and I are preparing to get our own digs so im starting to pack up the junk I am not using now). It’s just hilarious it’s there in the background, gotta love grandma. :)

I will be posting all my videos on Vimeo from now on simply because the quality of the video is phenomenal, and there are zero haters on Vimeo which I love. It’s $60 bucks a year for the premium service which is well worth it to me if that means cutting out the immature people and the many content-stealing on YouTube and having awesome quality videos. I may still add it also on YouTube for my subscribers, but for now I will be posting on Vimeo solely.

Also, for those of you who asked about the Cosme Land store, it looks like it is Ohayo minus most of the houseware stuff, so it’s mostly and mainly beauty products that were in Ohayo, including the beloved Mandom makeup remover! :)

Here are a few “work-friendly” pics to illustrate the tutorial, I also used the stippling brush from

And this is just another pink & purple FOTD, I have done a very similar look before but I made it more vibrant by using MakeUp For Ever’s bright pink eyeshadow #9 and MAC lipstick in “Lavender Whip”.

What I used:

– Purely Cosmetics Oil Absorb Powder & Silk Primer Powder (review coming soon!)
– MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer in NC30
– Purely Cosmetics Mineral Foundation in “Olive Beige”

– NYX Blush in “Pinky”

– MAC paint pot in “Girl Friendly” as base
– MAC e/s in “Romping”(on top of PP)
– MUFE e/s #9 (over romping)
– MAC e/s in “Nocturnelle” and “Satellite Dreams” on outer-V and contour
– MAC e/s in “Shadowy Lady” on outer-v
– MAC e/s in “Ricepaper” as highlight
– MAC Fluidline in “Blacktrack”
– Ardell falsies (forgot the #)
– L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara
– Urban Decay eye pencil in “Lust” on lower lashline

– MAC l/s in “Lavender Whip”
– MAC Dazzleglass in “Funtabulous”

FOTD: Holiday Red & Black

My sister requested this look for her holiday look for school, so I used Pure Luxe’s red mineral eyeshadow in “OMG” and Milani’s “Storm”.

What I used:

– Camellia Rose Skin Soothing Primer
– MAC StudioFinish Concealer in NC30
– Cargo OneBase Concealer
– Dior ForeverSkin Foundation

– MAC Beauty Powder in “Soft Flame” (LE)

– Pure Luxe e/s in “OMG” applied wet with MAC mixing medium on lid
– Milani “Storm” e/s on outer-V and contour
– MAC e/s in “Ricepaper” as highligh
– MAC Fluidline in “Blacktrack”
– Covergirl Exactlights Mascara for brown eyes


– Berry color from L.A. Girl Lip Palette in “Delicious”

FOTD & Tutorial: Smoked Purple & My Holiday Dress!

So the company holiday party is next Friday in lovely posh Beverly Hills; it should be exciting since we have a lot more people working at our company now, all of them around the same age, and they are all pretty cool. And of course everyone is bringing their significant others, so I am sure it’ll be a fun night! It’s semi-formal attire and since I don’t really own too many dresses, (I have like 2 semi-formal dresses, one doesn’t fit anymore and the other I wore to LAST year’s holiday party so that’s a no, LOL), I ended up buying this silver number at the Ontario Mills Mall (the store is called Group USA in case you are also looking for a dress!). I bought it for $120 with tax, which is good considering I will probably wear it to my sister’s Debutante Ball early next year (she is turning 18), and it’s stretchy in case I gain weight LOL.

I am thinking to do either a smokey eye (since I don’t wear anything like that to work) or maybe a silver/black eye….not sure yet I might have to play with looks this week…

I really, really, really liked THIS dress, but the size 4 and 6 were TOO small on me since it seemed like their sizes ran really small (I couldn’t even zip up the back!) and they didn’t have any sizes after that…so it made my decision easier haha.

Anyway, here is a quick black and purple look I did the other day, it’s similar to another look I did awhile back but I wanted to use “Scene” e/s and “Black Ore”, whereas in the other look Milani “Storm” and “Shock” were the only colors I pretty much used…and of course I had to watermark my damn face!

Someone asked what I suggest for the BEST nude/pink lip? I like NYX’s “Lilac Field” lipgloss, it’s the perfect baby pink and can be layered on top of a nude lipstick for a bit of color (so you don’t look too dead!), such as NYX lipstick in “Circe”, “MAC “Myth” or “Fleshpot” l/s. A dupe for MAC “Scene” eyeshadow I suggest is Flirt! Cosmetics e/s in “Black Ivy”.

What I used:

– Smashbox Primer
– Lorac Concealer
– Dior Forever Skin Liquid Foundation in “Medium Beige” (review coming soon!)

– MAC Blush in “Coygirl”
– Milani “Luminous”
– MAC MSF in “Petticoat”

– Shespace Black Primer on lower half of the lid
– MAC “Scene” e/s on top of primer
– MAC “Black Ore” pigment clusters (optional if you want shimmer)
– MAC “Satellite Dreams” and Milani “Shock” on top of the black eyeshadow (crease)
– MAC “Gorgeous” e/s as highlight
– MAC Fluidline in “Blacktrack”
– Urban Decay Eyeliner in “Rockstar” on lower lashline
– MUFE Fiber Mascara
– L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara

– MAC l/s in “California Dreamin’ (LE)
– NYX Lipgloss in “Lilac Field”

Tutorial: How to apply false eyelashes

Here’s a quick tutorial on how I apply false eyelashes. Measure the lashes first by holding it against your lashline, if it’s too long for you, trim the ends so it fits; then apply lash glue across the band. I find it easier to use tweezers and look down, then apply the lashes across your lashline. You can lay the mirror flat or at an angle, depending on what works for you. Once you have applied your falsies, let the glue dry and re-apply eyeliner across the band to “hide it” for a flawless look. Then apply mascara like normal blending your natural eyelashes with your false eyelashes. I personally apply a little mascara before I apply falsies simply just to get it on areas that are hard to reach (rather than doing it while the falsies are on and risk disturbing it); and then I apply it after the falsies are on as well.

For lower lashes: I like to apply it also with tweezers, and leave a little space between the lash itself and your lower lashline so that you can fill it in with eyeliner later.

I forgot to take a pic after the eyeliner and mascara were applied, so I used an older pic where you can see how it helps blend the false eyelash with your natural lash. (For this original fotd post, CLICK HERE)

For lower falsies, you can shade a little bit of eyeliner to see where to place it, then apply your falsies and then fill the space with eyeliner….

Smokey Eyes Palette FOTD

Finally, here is the breakdown of the smokey eye I did a few posts back using the MAC Holiday Smokey Eyes Palette. (I finished all the “Twilight” books so now I have a bit more time LOL). For some reason the eyes look lighter in the full face pic, but it was much darker…

You can definitely make it darker and more “smokey”, since I wore this to work, I didn’t make it TOO dark (in the tut), but be as creative as you want! :)

What I used:

– MUFE HD Primer
– MUFE HD Foundation in #127
– Purely Cosmetics Mineral Foundation in “Olive Beige”


– MAC Blush in “True Romantic”

– MAC Holiday ’08 Smokey Eyes Palette
– MAC “Gorgeous” e/s all over the lid
– MAC e/s in “Vex” on lower half of the lid (permanent e/s, not in palette)
– MAC e/s in “Satin Taupe” on outer-v and crease
– MAC e/s in “Dark Devotion” on outer-v and outer crease
– MAC e/s in “Carbon” on outer-v and outer crease
– MAC Fluidline in “Blacktrack”
– L’Oreal Double Extend Mascara

– MAC Adoring Carmine’s “To Swoon For” lipstick
– MAC Holiday “Flashmode” lipglass

Apply “Carbon” on outer-V as well (forgot to take a pic but here’s an old pic from another tut)

FOTD & Tutorial: Smokey Forest Green

A reader requested a smokey green look, the photos don’t do it justice since the flash made it look a lot lighter than it is in person…also I used MAC e/s in “Bio-Green” which is a PRO only e/s, but you can get it at the MAC PRO stores without being a pro member. I think the closest dupe to it is either MAC pigment in “Kelly Green” & Ben Nye’s “Chartreuse” (type it in the search box for a swatch/comparison).

What I used:

– MUFE HD Primer in “Mauve” (purple, and yes a review coming soon!)
– MAC Studio Fix Concealer in NC35
– MUFE HD Foundation #127

– MAC Fafi Blush in “Hipness”
– Milani Blush in “Luminous”

– MAC “Moss Scape” Paint Pot on lower half of the lid
– MAC “Bio-Green” e/s (PRO) on lower half of the lid
– MAC “Humid” e/s on outer-V and crease
– MAC “Fresh Green Mix” (dark side) near the middle of the lid
– MAC pigment in “Forest Green” (LE, from last year’s “cool” pigment set) on outer-V
– MAC “Ricepaper” e/s as highlight
– MAC Fluidline in “Blacktrack”
– L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara

– MAC “Myth” lipstick as base
– MAC “Propagate” lipstick (LE)
– MAC “Beaux” Lipglass from this year’s Neutral lipglass set

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