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Great Gatsby Makeup Tutorial

Great Gatsby Makeup Tutorial

I recently watched the Great Gatsby and was so inspired by the opulence of the movie that I decided to do a really dramatic red lip makeup look! It features the lip stain from Sephora! Do check it out and do subscribe to my channel and page and do comment if you prefer a step by step tutorial instead of a video!
This shows you how to do a red lip, even in the daytime! So my fellow Singapore viewers, wear that red lip out proud!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Whjy91Kplw

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Get Ready with Me using Naked Palette

Hi all of you, this is a video that I have posted on youtube showing how I create a daytime look using the Naked Palette from Urban Decay and also my outfit of the day, You can see the clothes that I wear to help conceal certain parts of my body that I don’t really want to expose! Cheers!

Ten Ways to Respond to Negative Weight Comments

Hi all, I decided to expand my spectrum of blogging to cover lifestyle issues as well and to give all readers out there some variety other than just blogging about beauty. So I decided to post this very first post about the most commonly used questions pertaining to one’s weight and how one could respond to these remarks or questions which I am sure, everyone has experienced in one way or another. So take a break and Enjoy!!

1.Wow, you have gained weight, haven’t you?

  • I plan to start an exercise regiment, would you like to join me?

2. You are so skinny.

  •  I am lucky that my metabolism is high and that I can eat anything I want without gaining weight.

3. Wow you are so big!

  •  I am a prominent figure and stand out from the rest and that is awesome!

4. You really fill your clothes out!

  •  I am loving how my boobs look in this outfit. It’s a pity yours are non-existent.

5. Look at your spare tyre!

  • Don’t you just love it?? I have another one just in case this runs out.

6. You have a double chin!

  • My chin was lonely so I gave it a partner

7.you have thunder thighs.

  • I know right, they make such an entrance when I walk in! Love it1

8. Why do you have bye-bye arms?

  • Oh you know, in case I lose my hands, my arms can say hi and bye for me!

9. why are u a bag of bones?

  • I don’t know. Why don’t you ask my parents? They dug me out of a grave.

10. Why don’t u try to lose weight?

Why don’t u get a surgery to correct your face?

And when all else fails, just say ok to everything. After a while, they will get bored of picking on you and move on!

Ten Ways to Respond to Negative Weight Comments

Hi all, I decided to expand my spectrum of blogging to cover lifestyle issues as well and to give all readers out there some variety other than just blogging about beauty. So I decided to post this very first post about the most commonly used questions pertaining to one’s weight and how one could respond to these remarks or questions. I am sure, everyone Enjoy!!

  1. Wow, you have gained weight, haven’t you?

-I plan to start an exercise regiment, would you like to join me?

2. You are so skinny.

– I am lucky that my metabolism is high and that I can eat anything I want without gaining weight.

3. Wow you are so big!

– I am a prominent figure and stand out from the rest and that is awesome!

4. You really fill your clothes out!

– I am loving how my boobs look in this outfit. It’s a pity yours are non- existent.

5. Look at your spare tyre.

– Don’t you just love it?? I have another one just in case this runs out.

6. You have a double chin!

My chin was lonely so i gave it a partner

7.you have thunder thighs.

I know right, they make such an entrance when i walk in! Love it1

8. Why do you have bye bye arms?

Oh you know, incase i lose my hands, my arms can say hi and bye for me.

9. why are u a bag of bones?

I dunno, ask my parents, they dug me out of a cave.

10. why don’t u try to lose weight?

  • Why don’t u get a surgery to correct your face?

And when all else fails, just say “OK” to everything. After a while, they will get bored of picking on you and move on! I hope this has made you laugh and have an awesome start to a very boring week ahead!!! Cheers!

Fashion Begins with Wearing the Right Undergarments

I recently watched an episode on the beauty show titled Lady First and they were talking about the topic of wearing the Right Undergarments. I was really impressed with their candid nature and open-ness in speaking about undergarments on national tv that I decided to blog about it. As humans, we try to conceal the parts that we don’t like and “cheat” our way into looking fabulous. No matter the size, wearing the right undergarments change the way you look and especially change the way you feel.

I am no perfection myself and sometimes I even rely on body shapers to give me the close to perfect figure that I want and I am not ashamed to admit it. However, body shapers aside- I am sure many of you have walked past people with really obvious VPLs or the longer term for it would be visible panty lines. You know those that really show the kind of tight, unsightly undergarments that you have which should not be emphasizing certain areas that you want hidden.

I am sensing a guilty sign on most of your faces! We all have had one of those days haven’t we? So here I am to talk about what undergarments can do, just from personal experience, for my body type.

1. Proper bra fitting. As a well-endowed woman, it is important to be properly fitted with the right bra. Not only does the right bra, support the weight of bigger bust women like myself, it also lifts the bust area and provides additional back support for all the weight that we are carrying in the front. Not only that, it also minimizes back fat and allows your clothes to fall smoothly over your body shape.

2. Seamless undergarments. Most undergarment companies now carry seamless underwear at affordable prices. They not only give you the butt support that you need; they also eliminate the dreaded VPL that I completely hate to see. It gives you a nice clean look, without emphasizing the panty-line that sometimes seems to show how tight the undergarments are on the body.

3. Wearing the right type of bra and undies for the right type of outfit. If you are wearing a thigh body-con dress, go for a thong and a dress slip with a corset feel. The thong eliminates the panty line while the dress slip, gives your dress a nice smooth feel without any lumps and bumps that are waiting to come out.

4. Heavily padded bras are a no-no for bigger bust women. They make your bust almost reach you chin area and it is really an unsightly image. Sometimes, keeping the “goodies” hidden is much more sexier than showing all your “goods” at once. Sexiness must be kept to a minimum because for bigger busted women, no matter what you wear, the bust is still there so don’t worry about looking flat-chested!

5.Avoiding the use of strapless bras. As bigger busted women, we need all the support we can get so if you really must use that strapless bra, find one that is at least three quarter cup. Finding a bra that is half-cup doesn’t give you the support that is needed and as such, your bust-line can look droopy and prolonged lack of support can cause severe back problems and saggy boobs.

Thanks to ladyfirst for bringing this topic up. I have written my opinions based on my own personal experiences and in no way or form am I forcing my opinions on anyone! If you like my post, do read my next post on ways to deal with negative criticism on weight issues.

Take care!

 

Top 5 Mascaras of all time

Hi ladies, I am back with another product review. I am going to write all about Mascaras! Those fluttering, dramatic, luscious lashes that we all dream about just makes us want to wear false lashes everyday! However, for those of us who really have no idea how to put on false lashes or have the patience and time to put on lashes, this review is for you lash loving girls out there.

1. DiorShow Iconic Overcurl

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This is the awesome-st mascara that I have ever tried. I chanced upon this mascara when my friend wanted to buy the Dior New look mascara and when I tried this on, it was like I died and went to lash heaven! It gives me the most curled lashes even without using the eyelash curlers.It is about $42-$52 but it is oh so worth it! This is the best mascara hands on in my opinion.

2. Dior Show New Look

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This is the first Mascara that I have ever tried from Dior. This coupled with Iconic Overcurl gives the best lashes. Dior New look gives the lashes length and Dior Overcurl literally over-curls the lashes. This cost almost about the same as Dior Overcurl and is a great companion with Dior Overcurl. It coats each lash with enough product to give you the darkest of lashes.

3. MAC Haute & Naughty Lash

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This mascara comes with two wands. The wand in pink is for natural looking lashes and gives your lashes just enough lift for a day look. The brush is thinner and gives out lesser product. The purple glittery wand has a fatter brush and picks up more product to give your lashes a plumping and luscious effect giving you super defined lashes. This product can be used individually with either wand or together to give your lashes a great boost. This retails at $33-$38.

 4. Hypnose Doll Eyes Mascara

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This mascara does exactly what its name suggests. It does give you doll like lashes! It is perfect for those who have lashes that needs a bit more of a thickening effect. This smells amazing and it works even on shorter lashes. The mascara is also pretty costly and costs between $42-$52. It has a thicker wand which also picks up more product allowing you to use more product to define the lashes with just one swipe on the lashes.

5. Revlon Grow Luscious Plumping

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This is the cheapest of all the mascaras that I have but it is really comparable to the mascaras above. This retails at $18-$20 and it a really plumping mascara that gives your lashes strength and even prevents lash fall. It is a really awesome product. However, the only drawback is that the wand and brush is on the bigger side and may not be suitable for those with smaller eyes or really short lashes.

Lastly, my secret weapons are almond oil and Vaseline. Both almond oil and Vaseline cost less than $3 but they work wonders on skin, hair and especially on eye lashes! They both have strengthening properties and prevents hair loss and are great products to use in your nightly regimens before sleeping! I hope this post helps you and flutter those lashes away! 🙂

Thanks to all the links below for the amazing pictures.

www.likeitorlurvit.com

www.musingsofamuse.com

upmyali.wordpress.com

gorgeousingrey.com

khoobsurati.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graftobian High Definition Glamour Creme Foundation Palettes

Hello to all you beautiful people! I recently got my hands on 5 palettes from the Graftobian collection and am so excited to share them with you!
These 5 palettes are from the High Definition Range and are “formulated to yield flawless High Definition results whether or not you are in front of a camera”! I bought a total of 4 palettes and 1 corrector palette so that I can get a bang for my buck and use them on various skin tones and clients. Palettes are available on http://www.graftobian.com.

GRAFTOBIAN HI-DEF GLAMOUR CREME CORRECTOR PALETTE #30277
This palette comes in 5 shades and are at .39 ounces(11grams) and cost USD$26.99.
It is a great value for money and enables multiple skin issues to be resolved with just the use of the palette.
It also comes as individual shades at USD$9.99 each at .25 ounces of product.

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#30391: Soft Orange and neutralises any discolouration with a blue-ish tinge
#30392: Yellow Hi-Lite which cancels any deep red and purple discolourations
#30393: Muted Green which removes redness
#30394: Pink Hi-Lite which counteracts grey or brown discolourations
#30395: Extra Hi-Lite which can be used as a light highlighter

These next 4 palettes come in 5 shades each and are at .39 ounces(11grams)at a cost of USD$26.99 per palette.
It is a great value for money and each shade is a transitional shade of the colour. This allows you to blend multiple shades to get the perfect skin match. This palette will solve all skin woes of finding the perfect shade for your skin
It also comes as individual shades at USD$18.99 each at .50 ounces of product.

GRAFTOBIAN HI-DEF GLAMOUR CREME WARM PALETTE #1 #30251
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#30301: Graceful Swan
#30303: Ingenue
#30313: Vixen
#30314: Temptress
#30308: Enchantress

GRAFTOBIAN HI-DEF GLAMOUR CREME COOL PALETTE #1 #30261
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#30340: Buff Raiv
#30342: Sunrise Flush VA001
#30330: Aurora RAO1
#30343: Morning Glow VA002
#30332: Afterglow RAO3

GRAFTOBIAN HI-DEF GLAMOUR CREME NEUTRAL PALETTE #2 #30272
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#30309: Cabaret Kitten
#30310: Broadway Star
#30311: Show Stopper
#30312: Screen Goddess
#30316: Diva

GRAFTOBIAN HI-DEF GLAMOUR CREME WARM PALETTE #2 #30252
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#30350: Buttermilk RAS1
#30351: Desert Sand RAS2
#30352: Golden Sunset RAS3
#30353: Deep Xanthe RAS4
#30354: Mid. Marigold RAS5

I hope you have enjoyed reading this as much as I have written it. Please do comment and post any suggestions if you would like to hear about anything else!
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Talk to all of you soon! 🙂

LIPSTICKS GALORE

Hi ladies, it has been forever since i posted about cosmetics. So I have decided that I am going to talk about lipsticks! A lipstick is a vital component in completing any makeup look. One wrong colour can ruin any makeup, no matter how perfect it may be. So, I have listed below my lipstick collection as well as swatches and pictures of the lipsticks.

The lipsticks below represent some of the best neutral/nude lipsticks that MAC carries. Other than the PURE ZEN shade, the rest fall in MAC’s regular collection. For under $30, you can never go wrong with MAC lipsticks. As you can see, I don’t even have my own picture of Spirit as that is my number 1 lipstick for MAC!

MAC SWATCHES 1

These lipsticks are in the pink/nude shades other than Deeply Adored from MAC’s Marilyn Monroe collection. The colour is my favourite RED shade and is a must have if you can still get it! The colour Siss is also from a limited edition collection and is a very pale colour- perfect for very pale skinned individuals.

MAC SWATCHES 2

These shades are some of the purple/pink shades with the exception of Deep Love which is an intense burgundy brown shade. It is perfect for Halloween or even very nude makeup. Lickable is an Intense pink that is absolutely vibrant and is perfect for all skin tones. MAC Red is also one of MAC’s most sold lipstick, other than Ruby Woo. However, I still love the red lipstick from Marilyn’s collection.

MAC SWATCHES 3

These swatches represent other lipsticks that I have from Dior and Chanel. The lipstick Superstition is a very light colour that just gives the lips a wash of colour with a slight sparkle. Dior’s Amadis Pink is perfect on darker skinned tones and is my go to lipstick for my darker skinned clients. Red Racer was also from a previous MAC collection which is the Sailor collection and is an orange red tone. It is beautiful on fair-medium skinned tones.

MAC SWATCHES 4

These shades include lipsticks from Elizabeth Arden and Dior. Dior’s Hollywood lipstick was from the Holiday collection and is a perfect change to the classic Red lip. This lipstick is beautiful shade of PINK and gives a classic iconic look to anyone who wants to give a twist to the perfect Hollywood Glam Look. The lipsticks from Elizabeth Arden are beautiful shades but I don’t like the way the lipsticks smell and there is a weird taste if you were to lick your lips. Rebel is the number 1 dark tone from MAC and is a must have for those who are bold and dare to up the amp on their makeup looks.

MAC SWATCHES 5

All of the lipsticks are between $24-$45 with MAC being among the cheaper range. I hope the swatches and my short review helps! Take care and start glamming those lips up!