8/31/11

Illamasqua Theatre Of The Nameless Collection Sneak Peek & Win 4 Nail Varnishes


*Press Release: With just a week until the launch of our highly-anticipated AW11 Theatre of the Nameless collection we have a sneak preview for you, and a fantastic competition to celebrate!


8/30/11

1 Month Challenge LOTD ~ "Unpredictable"

I'm thinking about doing LOTDs (Look Of The Day) 3 times a week for 1 month, mainly because I want to use a lot of my makeup more often- especially the products I can't wear everyday. Most of the looks are going to be very random, sometimes completely unwearable, but I hope you'll find inspiration in them :)

I said that I'd do a look with Inglot Lipstick #103, so I decided to wear it this time.




Maybelline The Falsies Mascara Review


I was so excited to try out Maybelline The Falsies Mascara! Falsies in a tube, who wouldn't want to try that, no? 

Claims:
False lash glam, instantly!  
• Patented Spoon Brush fans out lashes from corner-to-corner, while our Pro-Keratin formula instantly builds volume without clumping
• Unique flexible wand helps to lift and separate lashes to provide the look of 300% more visible, fuller lashes, no gaps from any angle
• Contact lens safe and ophthalmologist-tested
• Waterproof, also available in Washable formula 
How to use:
Hold brush with spoon side upwards against lashes and sweep from root to tip to fill in gaps and coat each lash with Kera-Fiber formula. Repeat until false lash look is achieved. Do not let dry between coats.


8/29/11

Katy Perry's Outfit At MTV VMAs 2011


Bye bye, clutch. Hello, umbrella!


I think the whole ensemble is cute and quirky. I personally would wear the shoes and the umbrella, but not the dress- I just wish it was made differently.

What do you all think? Yay or Nay?

♥ Cynthia Z ^.^

Benefit some kind-a gorgeous ~ Foundation Faker


What it is:
This lightweight, translucent, foundation-like product smoothes out imperfections and evens skin tone with a silky, smooth finish that's super natural and super gorgeous.

Shades ~ Lite, Medium & Deep. I got Medium.

How to apply ~ Apply evenly all over face with accompanying sponge or fingertips. I prefer to apply it with fingers, coz I feel the sponge eats up the product too much.


Packaging is like a record. Very cool! :)

8/27/11

"You Belong To Me"

"You Belong To Me" can sound both psycho and passionate. 
  • Psycho - if you're squeezing the person's neck and say it without blinking.
  • Passionate - if you're running your fingers through the person's hair and say it with a smile on your face.
 
Okay, they both sound psycho. Well, how should I know?! I've done neither. Well....at least not to a living thing. 
So, the latest nail trend is colored French tips, which I love love love- mainly coz I'm very lazy about doing my nails & I hate waiting for them to dry. 

8/25/11

Dolly Wink Limited Edition Eyelashes & Case


I love Dolly Wink lashes, they are so light & reusable. So, I couldn't help getting the Limited Edition ones- well, mainly coz I really liked the bottom lashes. This packet contains a lavender-colored eyelash case, lash glue, and 2 sets of lashes- top and bottom:
  • Top Lashes ~ No.2 Sweet Girly
  • Bottom Lashes ~ No.6 Baby Cute 


8/24/11

Kareena Kapoor Launches Lakme Absolute & At LFW Grand Finale For Manish Malhotra


KAREENA KAPOOR LAUNCHES LAKMÉ ABSOLUTE
The new high-performance, long-wear make-up range by Lakmé 

Mumbai, August 21, 2011: Today at an exclusive event at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2011, Kareena Kapoor, unveiled Lakmé Absolute – Lakmé’s high-performance, long wear make-up range, which lasts up to 16 hours. She was recently chosen as the Face of the cosmetic giant as she embodies the very qualities the brand stands for. On the occasion, were present Farida Kaliyadan, General Manager, Lakmé and Lakmé Make-up Expert Cory Walia. Cory demonstrated a Lakmé ABSOLUTE look on Kareena Kapoor, the one that she’ll be wearing on the ramp at the Lakmé Grand Finale

At the launch, Kareena Kapoor, Face of Lakmé Absolute said, “I’m very proud to be associated with a brand that introduced the concept of make-up to the Indian woman and I’m excited to be undertaking this new journey with them. I’ve been using the products for a while now and Lakmé ABSOLUTE keeps my skin radiant and makes me look beautiful the whole day without the need of any touch-ups. Its long wear and high-performance products are just what I need.”

Fake It! Get Thicker & Longer Lashes In 4 Simple Steps


You all know I have pitiful lashes. I look at them and I think: Why, God? Why?!!! 

Longer & thicker lashes OR longer legs & a model's body? I'd pick the lashes. Really! :)

Here's a step-by-step tutorial on how I do my lashes:

  • STEP 1 ~ Curl Lashes. Make sure you curl them from the roots.

8/23/11

BB Creams ~ Skin79 BB Cream & Maybelline Clear Smooth BB Cream + Powder

BB Creams- What's the deal?
BB Creams became cult products when Korean actresses and celebs revealed that BB Cream is the "secret of their beauty". They must have undergone laser treatments and had to use BB Cream during the recovery period.

What is BB Cream?
BB Cream, short of Blemish Balm, was initially used by dermatologists on patients who underwent laser treatment. The cream is meant to protect, soothe and refine highly sensitive skin.


I have used 4 BB Creams so far- Skinfood Mushroom BB Cream (talked about it here), Etude House Mineral BB Cream, Skin79 BB Cream, and Maybelline Clear Smooth BB Cream- with a matching Two-Way Cake Powder.


Skin79 Beblesh Balm ~  Doesn't 'Beblesh' sound like a mistake? Like, they meant to say 'Blemish' but didn't know how to pronounce it right or spell it? I mean, a neighbor in my hometown used to pronounce 'Sandwich': 'Swish' =D
This one has amazing skin softening properties. It plumps up my skin- in a good way. Available in 2 types- Pink Label & Gold Label. If you ask me what's the difference between this and the one in a gold bottle, I'd say they are exactly the same. I tested both and they are ditto. I guess Skin79 just wanted to offer a different colored packaging. Hot pink was my first choice, of course, and I love it! Available in only 1 shade, which is not so light. What's best about it is it doesn't dominate my skin, my skin dominates it.

Price ~ Around Rs.1200.

8/22/11

Maybelline Hyper Diamonds ~ Sparkle Your Eyes Like Diamonds!


I'm feeling Maybelline today guys :). I'm not in the mood to write too much, but I hope you enjoy the photos & swatches.

Maybelline Hyper Diamonds ~ Sparkle your eyes like diamonds for a 100% more luminous, open-eyed look!

They look like the new Maybelline Color Explosion Eyeshadows, don't you think?

Hyper Diamonds BR-2 & GY-1

Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gloss Touch Of Toffee


I'm not a fan of clear lipglosses. If I want clear, I'll pick a lip balm, you know what I mean? Most of my glosses are either pink or peach, and I don't have a nude/flesh-colored lip glosses. Then along came Touch of Toffee, and I was converted. I should let other people pick makeup for me more often :)


I like that it is not the drippy or sticky kind, it's more creamy. Even though it has those shimmery particles, it doesn't feel gritty. I like that it smells like orange juice.

8/20/11

Beautiful Indian Brides by Lakmé Studio


Take a look at the three gorgeous authentic bridal looks created by Lakmé Studio at Lakmé Fashion Week:


Mumbai, 19th August, 2011: Kick starting the bridal season for the year, Lakmé Studio unveiled its bridal look book for 2011 by demonstrating  three gorgeous looks from across the country at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2011. With a complete collection of eight stunning bridal looks, this look book is a must have for every Indian bride to make her big day absolutely perfect. Eight Bridal themes that form the look book by Lakmé Studio include looks for the north Indian bride, Tamil bride, Muslim bride, Kannada bride, Gujarati bride, Catholic bride, Bengali Bride among others.

Encompassing bridal looks from regions across India, Lakmé Studio unveiled three captivating  looks defining a Punjabi bride, a Muslim bride and a Tamil bride. Keeping in mind the contemporary Indian woman these looks depicted  confident and individualistic women who are not afraid of experimenting with their looks while remaining true to their culture and heritage.


Draped in magnificent bridal creation by  eminent designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee and complimented perfectly by  exquisite jewellery by Cappuccino  Collections, these three gorgeous models were transformed into the most beautiful brides by Lakmé Studio experts Sudeep Grover and Pallavi Symons. They demonstrated distinct Punjabi, Tamil and Muslim bridal hair and make-up on each of these gorgeous models. Each look  not only defined their  distinct personality but also represented their rich traditional attributes.