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Showing posts with label Too Faced. Show all posts


Bangkok Hangover | Be Right Back

Hello! =)

Just a quick picture post to say that I haven't forgotten about you all and that I'll be right back.

If you don't follow me on Instagram & Facebook, you may not have known that this past week I was in Bangkok with my childhood friend to shop - the focus being her wedding gown & wedding stuff - but of course it didn't stop there. We're both born shopaholics, I know that now =D

Shop. Eat. Sleep. Repeat.


(....and yes, we were stopped by customs at the Delhi airport.)

Kiss Me Doll box contains a Bambi Scarf
Best Friend box is a glasses case. For prescription glasses, but my sunglasses fit too.
Long pink thingies are pens
Panda is a power bank
Princess Mirror & Comb (shown in 1st pic) from Daiso Japan

Crystal Petit Spoons & Forks + Teddy Bear set from Daiso Japan for only 60 Baht (Rs.120) each

Too Faced Love Flush Blush in How Deep Is Your Love & Chocolate Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette

Before I sign off, there's a story of miscommunication....

At a wedding dress store:

Me: "She (my friend) doesn't want this design, because her sister wore something like it."

Store Manager: "Yes! Sister can!"

Me: "No, her sister already got married and wore a dress like this."

Store Manager: "Yes,! Can!"

Us: "Oh, okay, okay."

I had to hold my breath to keep myself from rolling on the floor laughing! 

Talk again next week! :* :* :*

Also, giveaway will be announced then. Stay tuned.


Most Used Beauty Products

Yesterday, I had an attack of short attention span (the infamous Gemini vice). I was going to blog about something.... then I decided on something else....then something else.... it was amazing how my mind went from China to Turkey in minutes. I wanted to pull my hair, coz I couldn't settle on a topic, yet I was editing photos & writing like a maniac. Then late at night, I ended up making this collage instead- far far away from China & Turkey.

These are some of my Most Used Products. I've repurchased some & I'm begging a few not to leave me!


Early Birthday Gifts & Haul...Woohoo!

Early Birthday Gift: My brother (elder/only) came to Delhi & stayed with us for a night. He thoughtfully/generously told me to buy something for my birthday (I lub him!). The only disturbing thing was, we went to the mall LATE- almost closing time! How am I supposed to do full justice to free money in 10-15 minutes?! Mr.CZ & bro went on to do their own things, and I was alone. Ok, no dilly-dally, I told myself. I went from one shop to another like a crazy person!
Debenhams- Nothing! 
Mark's & Spencer- Nothing! Well, actually, I adored some lingerie, but I would never buy those with my brother's money... haha!
Guess- I couldn't see the store. Later, I asked Mr.CZ if it's shut down or something, but he said he went there. It was there, yet I didn't see it! I plead temporary insanity. 
Accessorize- Jewelry needs time, which I didn't have *argh!*
This time, it's officially closing time. I saw a guard in one of the boring shops put the CLOSED thingy on the door. I panicked and ran.....and I landed in Mango. Long story short, I decided on a Polka Dot Dress (which is S, and I'm waiting for them to call & tell me XS is available, so I can go exchange) and white sunglasses - I thought 'Ooh....full-on retro look!' [Detailed pics of the dress here]
The following are what i hauled recently:
2 more bow sunglasses from Ebay. The ones below are the same as the pink ones I wore here


Too Faced Powder Pouf Brush With A BOW ~ Product Of The Week

Oh-my-bow! It's like it flew right out of my imagination, albeit a little modified. Meet my new powder brush - Too Faced Powder Pouf Brush. It is super soft (cashmere soft) because it's made teddy bear hair [100% Cruelty-Free] I've washed it once already (before using it), and the bristles didn't shed or bleed.
The satin bow is perched on an elastic band which can be slipped off the handle


Too Faced Smokey Eye Palette Photos

One LUCKY girl will win this fabulous eye shadow palette ~ Too Faced Smokey Eye Collection. I was sooo....tempted to keep it for myself, but I decided to not be selfish ;p. Here, I'm posting more photos of it, so you'll know what you're competing for ;)
It comes with a sample of Too Faced Shadow Insurance, my favorite eyeshadow primer! I did a comparison between TFSI & Urban Decay Primer Potion here. Also included, are 3 How-To-Cards with step-by-step application instructions for creating smokey eyes in minutes.


GIVEAWAY ~ Win A Too Faced Smokey Eye Palette!

I wanted to do this for a while now, and I couldn't wait any longer! I planned to include more prizes and have more than 1 winner but, due to some reasons, I decided to move the other prizes to another giveaway.
Prize ~ Too Faced Smokey Eye Palette with a sample of Shadow Insurance (eyeshadow primer). One person will WIN it.
I'm using Rafflecopter for the first time, so I'm hoping it'll help me run this contest smoothly. 
To enter, just fill up the form below. First 3 are mandatory for your other entries to be considered valid.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Mandatory Rules:

  • Follow IVC via GFC or be an email Subscriber
  • Like IVC Facebook Page
  • Leave a comment below this post ~ Tell me the 6 colors that would be in your ideal eye shadow palette.

*Contest is open worldwide.
*Closes on 05/05/2012 at 12.01 am EST.

*More photos of the palette HERE

Thank you for reading IVC everyone & Good Luck! =)

♥ Cynthia Z *.*


My Pink Too Faced Handbag Brush Kit & How To Create Your Own {DIY}

You know how doctors carry their stethoscopes everywhere? We makeup artists/enthusiasts also feel we need to carry make-up brushes with us everywhere. Yes yes, I know, we're not the same & make-up brushes don't save lives, I'm just saying that we feel incomplete without our "tools". Okay, maybe I should have compared us to plumbers instead of doctors. Talking about plumbers, can you believe they killed off Mike in Desperate Housewives??!!! 
Anyways, let's talk about happier things .... Too Faced Essential 3 Piece Brush Set. OMG I'm loving it so much!
One: It's PINK! *squeals*
Two: It's light & perfect for my handbag!
Three: The brushes are made of teddy bear hair. Tip of the cuteness! 
Four: It holds 3 essential brushes. I could live on them. 
I love Too Faced. So princessy & vintage-looking.
This kit is for $39.00 = Rs.2000. Bought it from I got it shipped to Shop & Ship, coz it worked out cheaper, since shipping within US is free. I told you about S&S here
Too Faced Shadow Brushes Essential 3 Piece Set


Urban Decay Naked Palette Vs Too Faced Naked Palette Vs Too Faced Natural Palette

Here are all 3 of the most popular neutral eyeshadow palettes side-by-side for you to compare.
  • Urban Decay Naked Palette, $48 (Rs.2452) ~  Review & Swatches here
  • Too Faced Naked Eye Kit, $36 (Rs.1840) ~ Review & Swatches here
  • Too Faced Natural Eye Kit, $36 (Rs.1840) ~ Photos here


Artistic Eye Makeup Contest: Win Too Faced Natural Eye Palette!

Hey Everyone,

Time for our first makeup contest ~ Indian Vanity Case Artistic Eye Makeup Contest. Create an original artistic eye look that would make my jaw drop, and maybe.....a little jealous ;)

The very gorgeous TOO FACED NATURAL EYE PALETTE, worth Rs.3000 = $61 (It costs a lot less than that but I ordered it online, so massive shipping charges) and it's brand new in box. Only ONE person will WIN it!

Here's a closer look at it:


Too Faced Naked Eye Palette Review & Swatches

I think of the Too Faced Naked Palette as "The Other Naked Palette", coz my first choice was always the out-of-reach Urban Decay Naked Palette, Of course I was attracted to this one too, coz the packaging is more girly, younger-looking & prettier- in my pink-toned opinion. Come to think of it, isn't the "other woman" also younger & prettier, in most cases? Not talking about Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction. No no. Hmm.... maybe she doesn't always look younger & prettier. Feel better? Because, I do! =D

Back to topic now. This palette has been my No.1 favorite/most used product for the last 2 months or so. It is amazing! I think I'm going to hit pan on at least 2-3 shades soon-ish. 

The quality of the eyeshadows is top notch. Apart from being super smooth & pigmented, they are all easily wearable shades.


Urban Decay Primer Potion Vs Too Faced Shadow Insurance ~ Battle Of The Eyeshadow Primers


You know I like to compare similar products for you all, so it'll help you buy only the best. This time it's the turn of two of the most popular eyeshadow primers- Urban Decay Primer Potion & Too Faced Shadow Insurance. 

Short form: UDPP & TFSI

For those who don't know what eyeshadow primers do, they are supposed to enhance the color of eyeshadows, make them last longer & prevent creasing.

So, let the battle begin!


'Naked' Infatuation

Let's talk Naked. No... no, not with our clothes off ;)

I'm talking about all the "Naked" eyeshadow palettes rave. Urban Decay launched its Naked Palette and then the mania started along with all the predictive blog titles: "I want to get Naked!", "I got Naked", "Did you get Naked?" .

Naked, Naked...everywhere I looked! To the point that I wanna get Naked! Badly! Considering I just took a shower and don't really like the word naked (and ointment), I think I've been sucked into the hype way too deep.

The most popular one, as we know it, is the Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette. It was supposed to be a limited edition, but now a permanent coz of its popularity. Out of stock in most US stores, it has turned want into yearn. You can head off to Ebay and pay triple the price, if impatience has gotten the better of you.
Price ~ $44

Next is the Too Faced Naked Eye Kit. Looks good ~ pretty packaging, nice shades and cheaper than the UD one.
Price ~ $35

Another one is Naked Infatuation (love the name!) by Stage (a Malaysian cosmetics brand)
Sadly, I did not get it and there's no photo I can show you. But it's basically a palette of about 5 neutral eyeshadows and 2 blushes. It looks like this....

Price ~  Don't remember. About Rs.1500 (?) I think, not sure.

That's 3 that I know of. Any other ones out there?

Hey Lakme & Colorbar, how about giving us some Naked palettes, huh? Instead of all the *blah* quads and quins. I don't mean to be rude :)

Okay, I'll probably hit myself after saying this, but...
"Got Naked yet?" ;D

♥ Cynthia Z ^.^