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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!

Monday, February 28, 2011

I Want THIS!!!

Saw and fell in love with M.A.C. Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo
in Odd Couple
Purple mono/Warm gold with lavender and bronze veining.
Frost finish.

I'm SO gonna GET THIS!!! 

♥ Nat

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Smoky Day Look for PUFFY eyes

Ever woke up with Puffy eyes?
Or have you cried the previous night.. and your eyes were puffy the next morning? (this is what always happens to me! :P)


Here's a look to save the day! 

A soft smoky brown look with a tint of purple...
Definitely not a over-done smoky look that gives the impression that you are trying too hard to cover something!!
Indoor - With flash
Outdoor -Natural lighting

Hope this helps!
Hugs, Nat...


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My Sis's CNY nails!

Oh.. I nearly forgot to post my Sis's CNY nails for the "CNY Series"!
So here it is!
Carefully hand-drawn by me!!
My eyes were so tired from it.. and my Sis had a hard time keeping still...
I told her not to fidget in order the have the lines real straight!! :D


Thanks for popping by!
~Nat~

Monday, February 21, 2011

CNY Series: LOTD with GoJane II

LOTD for Day 3 of CNY...
Gave CNY Day 2 a miss because I have super puffy eyes that day..
Did a tutorial on makeup for puffy eyes though!
Shall edit and upload soon... :)

A Neutral Makeup Look on Day 3
A makeup tutorial for you???

What I wore from GoJane:
Sorry! This is the only full body picture that I have...
Hope it shows you well :)
That's all I have for the CNY Series!
Shall take more photos next year!


Hope you enjoyed...
♥ Nat

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Facial Cleansers that I Heart

I thought I will show you the products I LOVE to cleanse my face with!

On a daily basis, I will use ZA Future Defense Cleansing Foam.
ALL TIME FAVORITE!
I have combination skin which tends to be on the drier side... and I need facial washes that do not leave a tight feeling on my skin.
This gentle cleanser really does great!


It thoroughly lifts and washes away impurities without depriving the skin of its moisture.
Moreover, its hyaluronic acid-infused granules gently cleans the skin, leaving an ultra-moisture finish.

Most importantly, it is very affordable!
                          


Another facial wash that I use every two days is 
Dior 'Diorsnow' White Reveal Gentle Purifying Foam.
Got this as a birthday gift from my mum and I must say I really ♥ this!!
It deeply cleanse my face, removing all traces of makeup and impurities, yet it feels really gentle on the skin.

After using it, I can immediately notice how much my skin has brightened up and my skin will go "di-ong di-ong"...
My skin will be incredibly soft and velvety!!!



So, what are your fave cleansers?
Cheers,
Nat



Thursday, February 17, 2011

Eyeshadows-inspired Nails!

Have been browsing Stila Cosmetics and I came across their Eyeshadow Trio in After Hours:
Really found this shade unique and pretty!
Would be great to get hold of it :P

Then I bought "her world" magazine (Feb issue) and saw an advertisement on Topshop cosmetics...
Saw their duo eyeshadow....

And.. TADA!
I got my inspiration for my nails this week!

I used China Glaze nail polishes in Tempest and Adore, and a glitter polish to add some sparkle!
Hope you like it!
Hugs, Nat...

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

CNY Series: LOTD with GoJane I

LOTD for Day 1 of CNY!

Wore a simple purple dress from GoJane 
(in fact all my outfits for the Chinese New Year were from GoJane! )
My Sis's turquiose dress was also from GoJane
Had my 5.25" heels on for the first time that day! 
I didn't know the heels were so high when I ordered from GoJane.. 
Apparently I didn't pay attention to the details written but well, I can deal with it since I'm short enough to wear these killer heels! :D

Finish off my outfit with a matching tote bag...

And finally, my makeup that day... Used my newly bought NYX eyeshadows in Cotton Candy and Flamingo...
Had a simple diamond necklace on too :)
Shall do a makeup tutorial soon!
(I have a long list of requests, tutorials and stuff to blog about! :P Need to "work" harder!)

Thanks for reading!
♥ Nat

Sunday, February 13, 2011

CNY Series: Nails!

My nails to welcome the Chinese New Year!

I didn't plan what to wear for CNY... 
Therefore, I have to choose some safe colours which can easily match any outfits that I decided to wear.. 
Yet, I want drama & blings :D

So I looked up the internet for some inspirations.. and here's my Hime Gyaru-inspired nails!
I did my nails till 4.30am!! :P
Really not easy to do it on my right hand...*Phew*

Hope you enjoyed!
♥ Nat

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Poofy Bob with French Braid Bangs

Hi Everyone! 
Here's my first hair tutorial for you! 

I've also tried improving my commentary & hopefully it's better this time round!
Let me know what you think...
~ Continue voting on the poll :) ~


You can wear this look on Valentine's Day too!

ENJOY!


If you like my videos, remember to click the "Like" button on Youtube!
  
Ciaoz for now!
Hugs, Nat.





Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Pleasures from Coastal Scents!

Weeee!!!
My orders from Coastal Scents have finally arrived!!!
Ordered them from Smoochiezz and I must say Hazel (the owner) never fail to impress! She always patient and sweet in her replies, and frankly I cannot imagine how she manages all the sprees she's holding...
Must be a power lady! 
Anyway her new shop is ready and my Sis & I can't wait to drop by!
Wonderful 88 Metal Mania!! 
Babes, you all should really check this out if you haven't! 
They are shimmery but mostly with pearlized finish... So you don't have to worry much about the colours appearing too flaky or difficult to work with!
Very very pigmented too!


Brushes:
Because I'm not very familiar with the bristle material, I decided to order one of each type to experiment!


From left to right:
-Goat  hair blend (Black Crease Brush) 
Very much in love with the goat hair brush.. soft, soft, soft!
-Semi firm sable hair blend (Pink Deluxe Oval Shadow Brush), 
Well, I must say sable hair is a little stiffer but not to the extend of being poky:)
But the brush is really HUGE.. haha I'm still thinking what I can use it for!
-Taklon hairs (Destiny Precision Angled Liner Brush)
Soft and fine! No complains at all!

That's all for the haul!
Nat :D




Tweet Tweet Twitter!

I've gotten myself a twitter account! (just weeks ago...) 

I'm still in the midst of exploring & trying to get used to it... Never know that it is pretty fun using Twitter... 

For those who are on Twitter, do check it out to see what I'm up to or to even chat! 

Click here to start tweeting... and don't forget to follow me @NatSecretCode!

 

Happy Tweet Tweet! 


Monday, February 7, 2011

Eye Makeup for Different Eye Shapes/Eyelids

Hello Peeps!
I'm finally back with an entry... 

Sorry for the MIA but it's the Chinese New Year period!!
I have been celebrating and enjoying the past few days with my family and loved ones :D

Anyway, back to some beauty-related topics :)

Ever since I started this beauty blog, I have became even more aware of how different people apply makeup on their eyes.
And I feel that it is indeed important to use the right makeup technique when applying eyeshadows to our eyes. 

So today, let's talk about some general guidelines on makeup for different eye shapes/eyelid types.

Well, as we all know, we all have different eyes shapes... By choosing the suitable makeup technique, it will best bring out the beauty of our eyes and accentuate the feature.

Deep set eyes, Wide set eyes, Close set eyes, Hooded eyes, Monolids.. 
Which one do you belong to and how should you apply your eye makeup?

I found 2 videos on YouTube that is really useful and would like to share with you.
These videos are very well-explained and there's really no need for me to remake similar videos.

In the 1st video, miss.erica talked about the makeup for 3 different eyelid types:
Enjoy!

In the 2nd video, Angel talked about another type of makeup for hooded lids:
Thumbs up!

For myself, I have different eyelid types on my 2 eyes!!! Arghhh...
How irritating can that be! 
On one eye, it is almost deep set, while on the other eye, it is hooded on most days and  deep set occasionally. >.<

I usually adopt the method that Angel has mentioned as you can see from my past videos..

Do try out these techniques and continue experimenting with the makeup you have!
Make these pretty makeup work for you and bring out the beauty in you!

Good luck Babes!
♥ Nat

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Care n Share: Discount Code from Stila Cosmetics!

Weeee!!!
Stila Cosmetics has offered me a 20% discount code!!!

Did you see my previous video where I used their Smudge Pot in Bronze?? 
Because Stila only ships within U.S.A, so I wish to share this offer with you guys (sorry, but to fellow Singaporeans only!)... 

This is what I'm going to do:  
Comments below with the product links from their website.
And I shall make the orders for you :) 
This way, you can get them at 20% discount!

By the way, I hope to see more responses on the poll too (top right hand corner). :D
Your views are indeed important to me...


That's all for now Peeps!
♥♥ Nat

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