Friday, May 27, 2011

Eye's Chic False Eyelashes from KkcenterHk

My obsession for false eyelashes has struck again! KkcenterHk has new pairs of false eyelashes. These are from Eye's Chic and they have a wide range of different styles

Style: EYE'S CHIC 461
Price: $13.45

I was really excited to try a new style of false eyelashes because I always look forward to adding new styles to my collection. These are great because they're more for my everyday use since they're not extremely long. They're definitely more wearable and more "natural" looking to me but it can be more dramatic for someone with smaller eyes. They are however very full and they make your lashes look really thick and wispy. I do feel like the band is a little bit too long for my lash line so they have to be trimmed. There is a little bit of discomfort for me when they're not trimmed so I recommend doing that with this particular pair because I personally don't like when lashes are too close to the inner corners of my eyes. Besides that I really like these lashes. I've been wearing them to school and for going out and I've gotten compliments wearing them!

DISCLAIMER: In no way is this blog accepting any form of payment for products received by companies. The products reviewed on this blog are based on the opinions and experiences of the author. The products in this review were provided by the company.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Bdellium Tools Review & Photos

Besides collecting makeup, I love to collect makeup brushes. I'm always looking for new brushes to add to my collection and I love to branch out and try all different kinds of brands. I've always believed that it's not all about the kind of makeup you use. High end or drugstore, makeup is makeup! What's important is having the proper tools to help you achieve the looks you desire! The quality of your brushes can make all the difference in the outcome of your looks. Bdellium Tools (pronounced del-ee-yuhm, the "b" is silent) are antibacterial and eco-friendly handmade brushes made up of both natural and synthetic bristles. I've been testing these brushes out for a few weeks now and here's what I have to say about them!

Bdellium offers 4 different product lines:
Maestro Series Black painted handles, nickel plated brass ferrule that gives it more shine, has a more professional look to them.
Studio Line
Yellow painted handles, made to give you optimum control and comfort.
Travel Line
Same luxurious yellow painted handles in a more compact form.
Green Bambu
Eco-friendly brushes with handles made from bamboo, synthetic vegan bristles, hypoallergenic, 100% cruelty-free.

The difference between these collections of brushes compared to most brushes is their implementation of anti-bacterial technology. What is anti-bacterial technology? According to Bdellium's website, "Cutting edge anti-bacterial technology guards against harmful bacteria, fungus and mold which will bring you the utmost hygiene and assist in creating a germ-free environment. All of the materials used in the anti-bacterial process are non-toxic and safe to the environment." All of Bdellium's brushes except their Green Bambu line are treated with anti-bacterial agents. Having anti-bacterial treated brushes does not make them any different than your other brushes. You use them the same way and clean them like you would normally. For more info about their brushes check out their FAQs page.

To purchase Bdellium Tools click here.

 #964M Maestro Series - All purpose blusher brush ($13.26)

After several uses & washes, MAC eyeshadow for size comparison
(Mix of natural and synthetic bristles) I've used this as a face and blush brush. I do have to say that I prefer to use it to apply blush rather than powder due to its size. I do however think that it's a great universal brush when you're traveling and you don't want to take too many brushes with you because it's fluffy enough to apply face powder but it provides just the right amount of density for applying blush. I'm a little particular when it comes to face brushes especially since I don't like the feeling of scratchy bristles or when bristles fall off and they get stuck to my face. This brush on the other hand gives me no problem. However, I did experience a little bit of shedding when I washed them. It didn't lose too many bristles but I typically like to see no shedding.

#945S - Contour brush ($8.76 USD)

After several uses & washes, MAC eyeshadow for size comparison
(Natural fibers) At first I thought this brush was too small to contour my big cheeks. I was wrong! This brush is great because it gives you precise application without making your face look too chiseled (if you know what I mean!). The dome shape makes it easy to contour and easy to blend out as well. I also like to use this brush for highlighting my cheek bones because the size is just right. This brush also did not have any fallout when using it but I did experience quite a few shedding when washed.

#716S - Smokey eyeliner brush ($7.51 USD)
(Synthetic bristles) This brush is soft with medium density. I find that it doesn't distribute eyeshadow very well compared to other pencil-shaped brushes that I have but it is great for smudging eyeliner and eyeshadow. I'm also very particular when it comes to pencil brushes because I feel like some of them are too scratchy. But since this is made of synthetic bristles, it feels very soft.

#936B - Concealer brush ($6.77 USD)

(Synthetic bristles, bamboo handles) This concealer brush has really soft bristles which makes applying concealer under my eyes a breeze! I typically REFUSE to use a concealer brush to apply concealer under my eyes because I feel like most of the time they are tugging or scratching my delicate eye area. That is one thing I cannot stand! That's why I usually settle for using my fingers, a blending brush, or a sponge to apply concealer. This brush however is amazing! The bristles are soft and flexible and it applies concealer so smoothly. It's also very lightweight which gives you full control of the brush and you don't over apply your concealer.

#708B - Bent eyeliner brush ($5.76 USD)
 → (Synthetic bristles, bamboo handles) This brush is by far my favorite eyeliner brush at the moment. I have quite a few eyeliner brushes and a couple of them have a bent head as well. However the bristles on my other eyeliner brushes are nothing compared to this brush. The only thing I would change is probably the length of the handle. I prefer to hold my brushes from a distance and this brush isn't long enough for me. However, I love the fact that the bristles are extremely thin which gives me full control of my eyeliner. I also love the density of the bristles because the problem with some of my other eyeliner brushes is that their bristles lose it's shape and they spread apart over time. The bristles on this brush stay put and bounce right back even after several washes.

These brushes are made with really great quality and are inexpensive. They apply and blend your makeup so effortlessly. If you were to hold these brushes in your hands you would think they would cost more than what they are. You can tell right off that bat that the brushes are made so well and I love that they're sleek and have a professional look to them. I would definitely consider these brushes high-end.

DISCLAIMER: In no way is this blog accepting any form of payment for products received by companies. The products reviewed on this blog are based on the opinions and experiences of the author. The products in this review were provided by the company.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


I dyed my hair today! I'm going back to red. It's a work in progress right now since I previously dyed my hair black and then dark brown. So it's a little hard to get back to how it was last summer since my dark hair is being so stubborn. But it's gonna take another session or two to get it the way I want it. My hair is being weird right now. Since I settle for at-home hair dye my roots are extremely red while the rest of my hair is dark red. So it looks weird if you stare hard at it. But I'm determined to even it out and get it hot and ready for Summer! Yay!

Friday, May 13, 2011

FOTD: Pinky Red & Brown + Picture Tutorial

I had time to play makeup today! I haven't done so in a long time because my other life takes over me. And when I say other life, I mean everything that has nothing to do with my makeup blog. Since I had time to play around I thought I would attempt to do a tutorial. I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out but it turned out okay I guess! The tutorial is pretty basic. I didn't want to go into too much detail like I used to but hopefully these pictures justify the whole concept of what I was doing. If you have any questions about it then feel free to leave a comment and ask. Other than that, thanks for reading!

UDPP in Eden (primer)
MAC Painterly paint pot (second base)
Inglot 393 pearl (inner 1/3)
Inglot 366 matte (middle lid)
Inglot 360 matte (above crease)
Inglot 352 matte (brow bone)
Inglot 363 matte (outer "V")
Inglot 423 pearl (darken outer "V")
MAC Blacktrack fluidline
MAC Smolder eye kohl (set with black eyeshadow)
False eyelashes from KkcenterHk (style A013)

NYC Browser brow kit

NARS Orgasm blush

MAC Flowerplay lipstick
MAC Nice Kitty lipglass

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

INGLOT Eyeshadow Swatches Part 2

Inglot eyeshadow swatches part 1

Here's another palette I purchased that is more focused on neutral colors. Since I'm loving everything about Inglot I wanted shadows that I could use more everyday, and well, you can never have too many neutral shades!

Eyeshadow Finishes:
Matte - flat finish with no shine, shimmer, or sparkle
Pearl - pearly sheen with a bit of a satiny frost but does not contain any bits of glitter
DS (Double Sparkle) - Matte based eyeshadow with sparkle
AMC (Advanced Makeup Component) - semi-matte base with sparkle but less glittery than DS finishes.
AMC Shine - Highly pigmented with a pearly, frosty finish. More shinier than Pearl finishes.

63 AMC Semi-matte with a slight sheen
52 AMC Light brown with flecks of gold glitter
457 DS Chocolate brown with gold shimmer
360 Matte Taupe color
390 Matte Pale taupe color

(I had a little bit a trouble photographing these because of its high sheen but the colors are a lot more pigmented than what is shown)
07 AMC Shine Shimmery light rose gold
08 AMC Shine Shimmery champagne with a golden sheen
393 Pearl Shimmery light peach
352 Matte Pale light pink
407 Pearl Coral with a golden iridescence

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Coral, Teal & Purple EOTD Using Inglot Cosmetics

I wore this look the other day and my boyfriend said it reminded him of movie theater carpet. Haha movie theater carpet!? I have no idea where guys come up with these things. He said it wasn't a bad thing, it was just the first thing that came to his head. But what a way to make me feel good... not! lol. Anyway, I did this look just for fun because I haven't used all my Inglot eyeshadows yet. Thanks for reading. Enjoy!

Inglot eyeshadow swatches


Inglot 361 Matte (inner third)
Inglot 372 Matte (middle lid)
Inglot 504 DS (outer third)
Inglot 491 DS (outer corner & crease)
Inglot 351 Matte (highlight)
MAC Blacktrack fluidline
Model 21 Lashes No.x-36
CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion mascara
UD 24/7 eye pencil in Zero (set with MAC Carbon e/s)

NYC Browser brow kit