Friday, 20 April 2012

Makeup your mind

Hello Gorgeous readers!
As you can probably already tell, this will just be a post on some of the products I've chosen to incorporate into my daily routine. Or not so daily, because I hardly wear alot of makeup to uni unless I feel extra crappy..

Just my quiet little Hello Kitty obsession. No biggie.
 More....alot of these were gifts!
 Oh! on the bottom left is my ALL TIME FAVOURITE scent! It's the old one called" Viva La Juicy"
Was also a present for my 16th birthday, still keeping the pretty pink box it came in.
 Okay so these products are my most used items.
Back left to right: Laura Mercier mineral powder in Sand, Lioele triple the solution BB cream, Maybelline Stiletto,Face shop Pore minizing cover up, Clinique lash power, heroine make eyeliner!
Front: Garnier bb eye roll on, majorlica majorca lash expander frame plus, Lancome definicils, random faceshop eyebrow stick.

 And these are the items I usually reach for before having a night out.
Left to right: YSL bronzer, Benefit HOOLA, Revlon blush in Smoky rose, shiseido warm trio palette, Dior lifting smoothing concealer, Graftobian HD cream foundation, Shiseido setting powder, body shop creamy concealer.

I've only recently started trying out the Graftobian HD cream that Nicole recommended awhile ago.
It's pretty good, altough, i find it abit synthetic & waxy. Even when I try to use it with the Beauty Blender just settles into all my dry patches and looks like i have a caked on face, when I only sparingly applied it. But I still choose to use it on days when my skin is quite well hydrated, and i try to always exfoliate before putting this stuff on. Also, I generally ONLY use it when I know I'm going to get my picture taken. Girls, you dont need a FULL FACE of makeup every single day when you step out of your house....
Sure, it's flawless and everything, but when you get too accustomed to wearing so much makeup, you gradually grow ashamed of your naked skin. I mean that's just how I feel about it. Makeup is great, it can make you look like a whole new you!( or even another person?) But moderation is key. To most things in life. Enhance, don't Enshroud your natural beauty. 

I don't really wear a ton of eyemakeup for some reason, or rather don't really care for eyeshadows to be specific. All my girl friends almost cannot live without wearing it on a night out clubbing, but it just looks so terrible on me. I usually just compensate  the lack of depth with alot of eyeliner and mascara. That's why I only really use this tiny sample of shisedo. Okay, maybe i'm just not skilled with shadows....and watching all those makeup tutorials hasn't really help. LOST CAUSE much.

These GOD-LIKE lashes by Ardell are my go-to lashes when I feel I need to look super polished for a special ocassion. They are light-weight, without the tacky and obviously black lash band you get with alot of cheaper sets of lashes. I really recommend you check these out, and the 120 Demi's if you're going for a stunning yet subtle appearance. :)

I'm no beauty guru like my friend Cathy. This is just what I have found to work best to enhance what   I got from mah Mama, lol.

TADA! Simple, natural makeup to suit everyone! :D 

Hope you enjoyed!


  1. Thanks for sharing your adorable products! Been feeling quite lazy with makeup since im travelling and during uni when i wake up feeling soooo sleepy so i agree with keeping makeup to a minimal or none at all! I spot Chambord on your shelf so yummy ! You use such a mixture of products i own alot of the same brand, and perfume boxes are the prettiest i keep most of mine :))

  2. Aww my pleasure! Yeah it's true, makeup can be quite a hassle. Yes, that chambord was a gift too! It's so pretty I don't even wanna drink it (evidently)

  3. I love knowing what you use! haha you're pretty regardless with or without makeup! Love you dear <3