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Welcome to my little ramblings on makeup, nails & fitness - in fact, anything beauty-related.. U may find some personal updates here n there too! Enjoy!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

How I use Barbie love Stila Smudge Pot

Here's a tutorial for those who want a neutral look with a pop of colour on the eyes for this festive season!

I'm mainly using the  Barbie  Stila Smudge Pot in Cobalt Clutch...

You can always play around with other eyeliners of different colours that your have for this look!

Hope this helps and Happy Holidays!

Love ya,
Nat

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

FOTD and Hotel viewing!

Hey Babes, I'm engaged!
And my fiance and I are going around Singapore to look at potential hotels for our wedding banquet.

The feeling of excitement is simply indescribable.
Even though there are tonnes of things to survey on and arrange for, I'm glad we both are taking the preparation positively!
Nonetheless, being the female, I'm always the one who is always worrying and gets panicky over the things undone...

Okie dokies.. enough about the wedding preps...
Here's my face-of-the-day!
I used the Wet N Wild "Greed" palette to achieve this look.

Here are some pictures taken at the hotel! :D





For solemnization
 And of course, a picture of us!


Cheers,
Nat
 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

I always LOVED her videos!

Love her videos!
Creative, short & to the point!

Go watch her videos Babes...

And for those who wanna know how to apply falsies,
watch this video by her!

Enjoy!

Loves,
Nat

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Stila products that I'm Happy with!

Just a short post for today Babes!
Wanna show you 2 STILA products that I'm totally happy with!
Colour: BRONZE

Colour: JADE

~Hearts~
Well, I have to say of course I did find some products that I'm not happy with, for instance their lip glaze and MAJOR mascara...

But anyways, that's all for today!

Thanks for dropping by!

Cheerios!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

it's the wedding season!

Hello Babes,
It's the end of the year and wedding bells are ringing!

Did a set of gel overlay for a lady called Chloe.
She wanted something french, simple, elegant and with some blings...




Hope that Chloe has a nice wedding photoshoot with this set of nails!

Thanks for dropping by :)

Cheers,
Nat

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sleek from LUXOLA

I've tweeted about my excitement on receiving my newly-bought palettes & I'm here to share some pictures with you!



The orders from LUXOLA came in a nice and sweet pink paper bag and the contents are nicely packed in a transparent bag.
And OH, it was personally delivered to me by their very own staff!

I got two palettes - one for my Sis (as an early X'mas present) and one for me-self!

Mine!

Sis's! She was so happy to received it! :D
I was very delighted by the service from LUXOLA because I placed my orders in the morning (about 10am) and they called me in the afternoon (at about 1++ pm) to ask if they could possibly deliver the items to me on the same day!
This is because they happen to be delivering some orders around my area that day.....
Ohhh.... 
It was just great!

As expected, the colours on the palettes are very pigmented, which is really fantastic!
But I have to say that for the shimmery colours (especially from the ORIGINAL palette), I would advise the use of your fingers or sponge applicators for easy application.
I find that I get a lot of fallouts when I use a brush and that the eyeshadow won't really go onto my lids.

I was a little surprised by the size of each eyeshadows because from all the pictures I've seen so far online, they all seemed pretty big!
So here's a rough guide of the actual size of each eyeshadow :)

Alrighty, that's all for now!
Ciaoz,
Nat

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Nails for the Bride & Bridesmaids

As promised, here are the photos of the nails done by me for my cousin's wedding!

Bride's nails:
She opted for something in gold.. Yet not too over-the-top...
Glad that she was very happy with it!
The set was completed by half-tip acrylic extensions.


Bridesmaid's nails:
Something girlish with pinks and some blings...
This was done with gel extensions on her natural nails.


My Sister (also a bridesmaid) wanted something simple for her short nails.
I came up with this cute design to make her nails look slightly elongated.
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What do you think?
Our Nails for the day!! Wee!
Hope you enjoyed!

,
Nat


Monday, November 7, 2011

My Current Fav Liner! - Bobbi Brown VS MAC

Ohhhh.....
It's been almost a month since my last update!

I have been busy with a dance production and rehearsals had taken up most of my time!
So glad that it was finally over and it went well :D
I shall post some pics in a later post!

Alrighty back to beauty-related stuff...
I have finally opened my Bobbi Brown Gel Liner which I have bought like a year ago (I'm a great keeper of the things I've bought -I don't usually use them immediately)...
My brand new FAV!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
It's sooooo creamy and easy to apply...
And needless to say, it stayed all day long!

Compared to the MAC's Fluidline which I have been using so far, I think I prefer the Bobbi Brown one..
MAC's Fluidline dries up pretty quickly and the formula is really not as creamy and smooth as Bobbi Brown's Long-Wear Gel Liner.

MAC's Fluidline

Bobbi Brown's Long-Wear Gel Liner
Well, no doubt Bobbi Brown's Long-Wear Gel Liner is a little pricey as compared to the MAC's Fluidline, I think it's worth it because you can use it for a very long time! 

For me, a 3g bottle last me for about 2 years! 
And I'm not kidding... Of course I don't use it on a daily basis but I used it at least 4 times a week.

Hope this is helpful to you!
AND thanks for reading Babes!

Cheers,
NAT



Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Love is in the Air! -nails

Hey Gers,
I have another set of gel nails to share with you!

Did this set for myself in preparation for my cousin's wedding...
Thanks to my bf of the pretty pics!

Enjoy!
A little more princessy then usual


LOVE IS IN THE AIR!!!

Do you like them? :)

There are more bridesmaid nails coming up! 
STAY TUNED!

Love ya,
Nat
(Oh, contact me at natalie_jy@hotmail.com if you want you nails done by me!)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

OLAY for October!

Hey babes!

I wanna share some new products I’ve bought for the month of October :D

Both are from OLAY, so let’s get on with it!

I have just used up my day and night cream recently (both from Neutrogena) and I decided to try the new line of products from OLAY. 
Main reason being...
I NEED something with ANTI-AGING properties and OLAY is well-known for their anti-aging products!! 
(Time to get on with such products because I’m just 3 years away from reaching the big 30!)

This is the Day Cream I chose:
Normal formula without SPF 15
I also got the Gentle formula with SPF 15 (fragrance free), but somehow my skin is not reacting well to it. My guess is that the sunscreen composition ain't suitable for my skin?

Anyway, here are the key ingredients if you are interested:
Total Effects 7-In-1 Anti-Ageing Cream (Normal)
DIMETHICONE, DIMETHICONOL, NIACINAMIDE, GLYCERIN, PANTHENOL, PRO-VITAMIN B5, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, VITAMIN B3, VITAMIN B5, ZINC OXIDE.

Total Effects 7-In-1 Anti-Ageing Cream (Gentle with SPF 15)
OCTOCRYLENE, AVOBENZONE, CAMELLIA OLEIFERA, DIMETHICONE, DIMETHICONOL, NIACINAMIDE, GLYCERIN, PANTHENOL, PRO-VITAMIN B5, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, VITAMIN B3, VITAMIN B5, VITAMIN E, ZINC OXIDE.


The Total Effects 7-In-1 Anti-Ageing Cream claims to fight 7 signs of ageing:
• Fights fine lines and wrinkles 
• Reduces appearance of blotches and dark spots
• Moisturizes dry and rough skin
• Makes dark skin visibly fairer
• Improves surface dullness for radiant and glowing skin
• Minimizes appearance of pores
• Makes skin texture visibly firmer 

My take on the Normal formula (without SPF) is that 
it's great as a day cream and provides enough moisture to my skin throughout the day (even in air-conditioned room). 

Another great thing is, 
I observed that my skin clears up after using it for a day, especially since my skin was suffering from some dry blotches and allergy reactions before that.

How about radiant and glowing skin? 
Hmm, I think it did great too! With it, I only need a little touch of powder foundation and I'm ready to go...

As for minimization of pores, I can't say much because I don't have large or visible pores to begin with... 
SO let me know what you think if you have tired it out!
(BTW, I have combination skin, which tends to be on the drier side)

As for the Gentle formula with SPF, it's just not for me.
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Alrighty, let's move on to the Night Cream:
White Radiance Night Whitening Cream
I'm very happy with this product!

Here are the key ingredients:
GLYCERIN, NIACINAMIDE, DIMETHICONE, DIMETHICONOL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, PANTHENOL, MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, GLUCOSYL HESPERIDIN

It claims to quietly reveal the fairness of inner skin in 3 steps:
• Revitalizes – Vitamin B3 provides cellular energy for skin to enhance skin’s renewal process.
• Works – Olay Whitening complex (Vitamin B3, Mulberry Extracts, Vitamin C) that actively reduces spots and evens out skin tone while you sleep.
• Nourishes – Multiple vitamins and rich moisturizing mixture to efficiently achieve better texture, clarity and glowing radiance for your skin.

Generally, I do feel great using it and it's really nourishing. 
It has a creamy consistency but doesn't feel sticky on the face after application :D

Oh, I almost forgot about the prices!
All products are now available in Watsons and Guardian.

Total Effects 7-In-1 Anti-Ageing Cream: SGD 26.50 (now on offer: SGD 17.90!!)
White Radiance Night Whitening Cream: SGD 39.90

For somebody of my age, I think these products are definitely worth the buy and definitely affordable.

Do try them out and let me know what you think!

Thanks for reading!

Cheers,
Natalie

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Introducing LUXOLA!!!

GREAT NEWS for savvy shoppers in Singapore!!!
Now, we can get beauty products which are not found in Singapore EASILY...
Check out this website: LUXOLA

I happened to come across this website after reading a fellow Singapore blogger's blog & I though I must share it with you!

Some brands they carry can't be found in Singapore and the best part is...
They provide FREE next day DELIVERY!

Guess what will be my first buy??
(Clue: see my WISHLIST)
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YES, you are right - SLEEK Palettes!!!


Ha, you might probably be thinking "Chey!"
But yup, I haven't got hold of any SLEEK palettes till now, even though many beauty gurus have been raving about these palette since long long time ago...

But well, it's never too late!
Wee!!

Hope this is a great piece of new for most :D

Sorry for my overseas readers -this website doesn't ship internationally at the moment.
But if you are really DYING to get something from there, let me know.
Maybe I can help :)

Happy Shopping!!!


,
Nat

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

LOTD - A night out

Here's a look-of-the-day...
or rather, look-of-the-NIGHT :D
At Marina Bay Sands
With my Sis, Cousin & the Bride-to-be!
A CLOSE-UP of the dress!
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My make-up:
Silvery night indeed :D
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 On another occasion, I pair the outfit with this pair of earrings for a Dinner & Dance :)

Hope U enjoyed reading!

Hugs always,
Nat

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Purple Cosmetic Day!

Today I'm feeling all so purple...

Decided to put on a purple eyeshadow, together with a bright purple liner...

And to try out a new Covergirl mascara
(which has a purplish blue packaging! -I'm definitely not a fan of blue but I'm so loving this colour!)

The Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer is in the colour Purple Shock and I got my buddy in USA to get it for me. :D
Unfortunately I don't find this colour in the stores in Singapore...

But if you are interested in getting one, let me know!
Budz sent me two of them and I have only used one :D

Here's a swatch of it:
Top line: Smudged out colour
Bottom line: Drawn directly (I use it this way near my upper lashline!)

I've got compliments when I wore this for dance practice today!
Guess the purple works!

The Covergirl Mascara is the lashblastfushion in Very Black (860), which was given to me as a gift! :D

This mascara is known for creating volume + length mascara.
It has a fiberstretch formula which make every little lash bigger, fuller, longer-looking, and more dramatic.


I love Covergirl's oversized brush which really helps to get every single strand of my eyelashes get coated.
My friend even though that I went for eyelash extension when I only had this mascara on!!!

This mascara is also available in a water-resistant formula, which unfortunately mine isn't. So at the moment, I'm still more in love with my waterproof Covergirl Lashblast (see review here) than this Lashblastfusion.
(I definitely prefer waterproof mascara!)

Alrighty, so that's all for my purple-licious day!
Hope you enjoyed reading...

,
Nat

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