Showing posts with label EOTD. Show all posts
Showing posts with label EOTD. Show all posts

7/23/19

Makeup Look


Few days ago, I managed to be a little patient while applying my makeup, especially eyeshadows & snuck in a photo sesh.... which, thankfully, wasn't interrupted by the dark & gloomy weather.

Usually, I've stopped wearing foundation & other face products, and my eye makeup is always... well, just the bare necessities, nothing time-consuming.

Face: 
Fenty Beauty Pro Filtr' Foundation #190 Neutral (doubled as concealer too) & MAC Studio Fix Powder NC25
Only a bit of 4U2 Love Me More Blush M4 I know You (yes, I do ;))


Eyes: 
Coral, in the center of lids Black wings - Makeup Revolution Flawless 4 Palette
Glittery blue on outer corners is Mediterranean from Anastasia Beverly Hills Riviera Palette
Glitter is Peri Pera Twinkle Liquid Shadow in #002 Candy Cane
Black Kohl is Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Pencil 
Brown liner pencil on lower lash line is Lakme Eyeconic Pencil
Falsies (came in a set,forgot the brand name)

8/10/17

LOTD | Quotes That Changed My Life & Perspective


Hello, I'm Cynthia.
 .....and I'm a Quotes Addict

Seriously, if I ever come out with a book someday, that is how I did it. Because, you know.... 
"You become what you do everyday." 
Hahaha!

And this is partly what I meant by Rabbit Hole in this post.

Words really are powerful. They can change how you live your life & make you 
see things in a different light.

That's why I wanted to share my favorites in a blog post. 
Well, they're really just a few of my favorites!

*Please note: I don't know or remember the source of most of them.

"

Look for the answer within your question. ~ Rumi

If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave. ~ Mo Willems.

The devil doesn't come dressed in a red cape & pointy horns. 
He comes as everything you've ever wished for.

When you say "Yes" to others make sure you are not saying "No" to yourself.

Know your worth, then add tax.

They start to miss you when they fail to replace you.

When someone says "You've changed", it simply means you've stopped living your life their way.

Before taking down a wall, remember why you put it there in the first place.

Beware of Destination Addiction — a preoccupation with the idea that happiness is in the next place, the next job, or with the next partner. Until you give up the idea that happiness is 
somewhere else, it will never be where you are.

I AM YOURS. DON'T GIVE MYSELF BACK TO ME. ~ Rumi

Making a big life change is pretty scary. But you know what's even scarier? Regret.

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. ~ Milton Berle.

Something I learned about people....If they do it once, they'll do it again.

Sometimes God doesn't change your situation, because he is trying to change your heart.

Know the difference between those who stay to feed the soil. And those who come to grab the fruit.

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. ~ Dalai Lama

I'm on the hunt for who I've not yet become.

You only lose what you cling to.

Fashion is what you buy. Style is what you do with it.

Don't be part of the gossip. Be the gossip.

"


7/18/17

EOTD: Liquid Lipstick Liner



Eyes Of The Day

I've always wanted to wear a coral eyeliner exactly like this shade, but I've never found one.
Thanks to liquid lipsticks, now I don't need to wish for one anymore, and...umm... once wondered if a matte nail polish would work. 

Once! I said once

NEVER put nail polish on your eyelids!

1/25/17

Teaser......{COMING SOON!}


{COMING SOON!}

..........................

................................

Almost 4 years ago.....


Fifty Shades Of Grey
(Full post HERE)

 ♥ 


Laters baby...... ;)




6/2/16

LOTD: You Know......?


You know I can't remember the last time I wore blackish smoky eyes?


You know I've stopped wearing bold red & fuchsia lipsticks for a long time?


You know I want to binge read 'The Girl On The Train' before the movie comes out?


You know I get this  strong urge to lie back on the floor at a shopping mall, yoga flap my arms and legs in & out, and shout "THIS IS THE FEELS! I FEELS! I NO CRAZY!"?


You know the top I'm wearing costs less than all the products I'm wearing on my face?



Makeup Products  I Used (Pic below):

2/24/16

MAC Runway Hit Retro Matte Lipstick ~ LOTD, Swatches


TATA - written behind most trucks in India.
From the time I was a kid until last year, I thought.... can you not look at me when I say this?...that...that it meant "Ta Ta. Bye Bye"
You know, like "Blow Horn" or "Use Dipper At Night" or "Have A Nice Day". I even saw "Please Keep Distense" not too long ago (I almost posted the pic on my Instagram and was gonna caption it: "...Or you'll be sintensed to death."  I'd deleted the pic from my phone, otherwise I would've sneaked it into this post.)
So...where was I?...so I just assumed TATA meant 'Bye Bye'. I also remember that as a little girl I'd mentally wave when I saw it. 
Sometime last year, while in the car, Mr.CZ and I were discussing cars (Yes, we've been together a long time.) and he mentioned TATA this, TATA that, TATA owns Jaguar. Suddenly....sudden-effin-ly-a-little-too-late....the tube light in a very very dusty, cobwebby corner of my head lit up! "Ohhhh....TATA = TATA Motors!!!" 
In my brain's defense, I would've added them up a long time ago, but then why would I be thinking about and looking at trucks anymore? I had my life to think about. Also, dem coot buoyz!

Okay, coming to the lipstick......

I always thought this lipstick was called Runaway Hit. Run-away Hit.
It was only until I was at a MAC store that I saw Runway Hit written at the bottom. I have to tell you that I wasn't at all interested in this lippie when it was first launched. Not until I swatched it. Fell in love with it, but it was out of stock. Made me want it even more. I got it only after the 3rd time I'd gone to ask for it!   

2/18/16

EOTD: Shimmer, Shimmer.....


Remember when I used to post EOTDs

Since I'm microblogging - so as not to lose the blogging mojo.....


Shimmer is NYX Roll On Shimmer in Almond (Available in India at Sephora)

Eyeshadow are from Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette.

False lashes are Ardell Luckies - shown here. I had a glue accident and it ruined the area close to the lashes slightly...grr.


This is my go-to party eye makeup, btw. Same style, I only change the colors and eyeshadows.

Bye! :*



12/8/15

LOTD: Wintry Dark Lips


Hi, everyone! :)

It feels so good to be posting a LOTD after so long! I have so much to say, but I have to do a bunch of stuff and head out, so I'm just going to say what's important for now & save the rest for other posts to come.

I missed you. I hope all readers from Chennai are safe & sound. Lots of love to everyone who wrote to me & checked my blog regularly when I was away for so long! <3

So this look was inspired by this dark lippie & of course the headband I'm am absolutely in love with! Somebody invite me to a big fat Indian wedding so I can wear it with a matching lehenga I don't have! ;p


5/20/15

New Hair Feat. Things I Love


I fell sick one week,
Baby CZii fell sick the next week,
I fell sick again that same week,
In the middle of last week....
 I made an impromptu trip to my hometown,
Slow Wi-fi. Doesn't even work at night!
Now I'm sitting in the living room while Baby CZii is sleeping upstairs,
Wi-fi comes and goes,
I'm hoping I'll be able to publish this post successfully.....
(Prove me wrong you Reliance dongle you!)
Before he wakes up & cries for milk  biscuits.

10 mins later:
Shucks! I can hear him already!
Oh, it's just my 1.5-year-old nephew.
Uh-oh, now he's next to me trying to grab my laptop!

Now if we were in a relationship, you wouldn't still think about breaking up with me because I did not keep in touch, would you? 
I've got issues, and it's not Apple Tree Yard*
............

Okay, about new hair: I got it cut & colored last month. I wanted side swept bangs,coz one day my forehead just looked so LARGE! Does it increase with age & childbirth?, I wondered. 
I asked for shoulder-length with lots of volume at the top, and I got, you could say, "The Rachel" (FRIENDS) haircut.

Color was achieved after a lot of stripping - meaning: bleaching & stripping away all of the orange in my hair. They used L'Oreal Majirel Lightest Ash Blonde.

These shoes! I got them from my hometown in January. Available in 2 colors. I got both. Not at the same time, I went for these another time - because, you know, I was losing sleep ;p. I wore them for the very first time last month, and was so pleasantly surprised that they're sooo comfortable for pencil heels.

I will post the other ones on my shoe blog www.cz-loves.com

3/12/15

LOTD: MAC Relentlessly Red Retro Matte Lipstick


I was making breakfast one morning.
Eggs, bread, stir-fried mushrooms, chai-style tea (by chai-style, I just mean more milk, 2 types of tea leaves & boiled in a saucepan.)
Multitasked by making 3 of them at once on our 3 burner stove.
Left Burner - Bread (I like to fry it lightly in olive oil & pretend it's homemade garlic bread.)
Middle Burner - Onions, garlic & green chillies (For the mushrooms I'd be adding afterwards.)
Right Burner - The chai-style tea.
Oh, I forgot to mention the eggs were already boiled- not too runny, not too hard. Perfect.
Things were going well. I just had to add the mushrooms & finish making the tea.
I'll be able to sit down, and my son would squeal ecstatically while he watched me eat. That's what he does these days.
Then it happened!
I added the first scoop of tea leaves to the onion/garlic/green chillies pan instead!
I can't even.......
Yes, I chopped & made a fresh batch after the accident, coz the mushrooms weren't added yet.
But still, I haven't forgiven myself. Such an idiot!

Later that same day, I put a big bow on my head to make myself feel better.

And a brand new red lipstick.....

MAC Relentlessly Red from the Retro Matte Collection.

It got this lippie last year, but didn't start wearing it until last month. I'm loving it like all the other Retro Matte Lipsticks I have. At first, I thought it'd be too similar to MAC All Fired Up, but they're completely different.

Price ~ Rs.990 - Rs.1450 (Old price - New price)

2/19/15

Pink Glam Eyes & Lips Combination

You know that feeling when you finish watching the finale of a TV series? Like something died inside you? Ya, that's the feeling I'm feeling these days - after I finished watching The Missing. It's such a brilliant show with an ending that still haunts me days later. Do watch it if you're into mystery.

So....if you're wondering what makeup I wore on Valentine's Day, this is it. I didn't get time to click photos that day, so I recreated the look. Well.... just eyes & lips, because a full LOTD with presentable hair is almost impossible for me to do these days! Even on V-Day, I had to put my son on a chair opposite me while I did my hair! He stopped crying & watched  =D

1/31/15

Makeup Today ~ Gradient Lips

Gradient lips are not everyone's cup of tea, but I am obsessed with them at the moment. I've been doing them with red and fuchsia and rosy pink. Today, I decided to go with beige/nude.....

Face ~ L'Oreal Magic Nude Foundation 320 Natural Beige, Maybelline Fit Me Concealer, Laura Mercier Loose Powder.


Eyes ~ MAC Paint Pot Layin' Low as a base, Inglot Eye Shadow #341 on the lids, Urban Decay Tease & Blackout from Naked 2 Palette on the crease, Colorbay Just Smoky Kajal ,Just Black to line waterline Maybelline Colossal Liner, Maybelline Big Eye Mascara, on top & bottom lashes, Ardell False Lashes.

Brows ~ MAC Fluidline Gelcreme in Dirty Blonde

Lips ~ MAC Enchanted One Lipstick from Alluring Aquatic Collection mixed with Bourjois Happy Light Concealer #21 Ivoire, then I used Bourjois Smoky Effect Black Pencil to outline.


Have a fantastic weekend, everyone!

Sorry I can't write much today....because Baby CZ is crying and wants attention! =D

If you're looking for nice thriller/horror movies, I liked Before I Go To Sleep (Read the book too!) & Jessabelle.



10/4/14

Maxi Dress Outfit & Maternity Shoot ~ For Bubbles....

 
Bubbles, you're so heavy!
It makes me want to bend on all fours to get you off my spine....
Like a cat - MEOW!
Okay, we should do a "Maternity Shoot"
I dress up and pose and show off how big we've gotten,
You try not to headbutt my bladder like you want to evict it.
Hmm....How.....Where?
Most people seem to go to serene forest-type places....
with trees and daisies and magical-looking sun rays 
that kiss their flower headbands delicately.
And they hire pro photographers.
No, we aren't 'most people'.
No, we are not going to a forest.
You & I will do low-budget DIY shoot.
But, on the bright side.....
We'll get to wear high heels.....

9/30/14

Colorbar Just Smoky Kajal: Just Black, Just Green

'This long-lasting, multi-tasking eye pencil gives you 3-in-1 benefits of an Eyeliner, Kajal and an Eye Shadow. It helps you to achieve the mysterious smoky-eyed look which will last for up to 12 hours. It comes with a built-in smudger that is as soft as a cushion which can be used to demystify the art of smoky eyes. The intense color and matte texture of the pencil adds definition and drama to your eyes. It has waterproof property and does not transfer.' ~ Colorbar.
You know how sometimes you tightline your upper lash line, but you don't want it to transfer to your waterline below? Maybe you want to use a white/nude pencil on that area, or you just want to leave it bare. It used to be almost impossible with other kajals and most kohls.....until now. Colorbar Just Smoky Kajal dries in seconds and sets into a rubber-like finish, which is waterproof & transfer-proof.
I got 2 out of 5 shades that were launched:

Just Black 001: Intense black. Let's call it Lakmé Kohl Ultimate's competition. If you want a slightly more transfer-proof pencil, I guess you could pick this one instead.

Just Green 003: A shimmery forest green, which would make a really nice festive/fall liner.

9/5/14

I Transform Into Cersei Lannister ~ GAME OF THRONES

"When you play the Game Of Thrones. you win or you die.
There is no middle ground."

Cersei Lannister: A character created by George R.R. Martin in his books A Song Of Fire And Ice, which has been adapted into one of the most popular tv shows, GAME OF THRONES. Cersei has a twin brother, Jaime Lannister, with whom she had been in an incestuous relationship since they were adolescents. They both have a younger brother, Tyrion Lannister (the little man up there & my favorite character in the show), whom Cersei loathes because their mother died while giving birth to him.
To read more about Cersei, please go here

*** I do not condone incest. ***



8/27/14

Makeup When You Look DRAB

You know that "Pregnancy Glow" you keep hearing about? Well, not every knocked up woman gets to wear it like a halo. Most days, I feel like a lazy kangaroo with lacklustre waist-length hair. I'm too tired to prettify myself, and I've developed a habit of doing my makeup halfway too - BB cream, powder, a bit of brown eyeshadow on the crease....okay, that's it.
On this particular day, I made an effort to brighten myself (and mood) up. I'll jot down a few mini tips, and I hope my 'baby brain' will still translate my thoughts into words that make sense.

8/13/14

I Transform Into GONE GIRL ~ Gillian Flynn Novel


Name: Amy Elliott-Dunne
Age: 38 yrs.
Marital Status: Married to Nick Dunne.
Disappearance: July 5th, 2012. Her's & Nick's 5th Wedding Anniversary.

Presumed murdered/dead.

Prime Suspect: Nick Dunne, her husband.

7/5/14

LOTD: PINK Everything Feat. NYX Addis Ababa

The title looks like some trance song, no?
 But it just about Pinkness today. It felt really good indulging in pink again - after I outgrew it a little bit for a while, because of mint green!

Speaking of pink, I have a story for you. A true story. I know this man.
Man fell down. Either he slipped or fell off a stepladder.
(I forgot how exactly after I heard the punchline.)
He was in agony, so he was rushed to a hospital.
The doctors/nurses confirmed that man had dislocated (or fractured) his hip.
So they had to take off his pants. Obviously.
To everyone's amusement, man was wearing pink floral panties.
His wife's!


Okay, let's not judge the poor guy. Maybe he just ran out of clean underwear.


6/18/14

Trying Eyelid Tapes ~ LOTD

I don't know when Eyelid Tapes came into existence, but I have heard about the tape concept quite a long time ago. When I was staying in a hostel, I had a roommate from Manipur. She told us that they used sellotape (cut into shape, of course) on her nephew's (or niece's) monolids regularly, and it really helped to create a crease line and open up his/her eyes.
Now my eyelids are not sooo hooded that I'd want to use tapes regularly, but I've always wanted to try them. I actually bought these for some looks, and ended up using them twice just to see what the deal is.

5/15/14

I Transform Into A Pop Star | I Transform Series Look #1

*** AMETHYST'S New Album, eccentric, is out now! Hope you'll go out and BUY it! ;) ***

Welcome to the first post of a new series I'm doing! Been planning to start this for over 2 months. This one wasn't supposed to be the 1st look, but it just happened, since I did the glittery purple eyes, so I went with it. More about the series at the end of this post. For now, I'm a purple-haired Pop + R&B Star named AMETHYST (real name, not just stage name)........