Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Chirstmas Party Look (FOTD) !

Some time back I shared my work Christmas party selfie on Instagram and got positive feedback on the post, so decided on sharing the look on the blog. 

My Christmas party was themed Summer, I wore a white top and floral skirt. I wanted a nice, glowy base with bold lips. So, lets go on to the makeup breakdown.

Face Makeup

I did my base using the Loreal Lumi Magique primer and foundation. I love this combo, it gives a super glowy look. This foundation is easy to blend and gives a natural and luminous finish. The shade W6 is a perfect match for me which is a bonus. 

I concealed my under eyes with the Colorbar Instant Coverup Stick. I topped my foundation with the MAC MSFN powder which is again a very natural and non powdery finish. 

For blush I used MAC Blushbaby which is a beautiful subtle pink color. MAC Blushbaby is a no fuss blush and goes with any lipstick. I highlighted my nose and just a bit of my cheeks with Colorbar Illuminator pen.

Eyes and Lips
My eye makeup was very simple and just a wash of color blended out towards the crease. I used this beautiful purple color from the Lakme Tanjore Rush quad. I lined my eyes with Maybelline Hyper Glossy Navy blue eyeliner and my waterline with Covergirl Liquidline blast.

I used Benefit They're real mascara which is awesome. For brows I used my current favorite Loreal Brow Artist plumper (review coming up soon). 

Coming to lips, the highlight of my makeup look, I used the Bourjouis Rouge Edition Velvet in Ole Flamingo. I lined my lips with the Too Faced Borderline just so my lipstick would stay put. 

Hope you liked the post.

What are your party essentials ? Do you do a smokey eye or bold lips for a party ?

Monday, December 15, 2014

Manicure Monday - Revlon Color Stay Gel Envy Wild Card (440)

This Manicure Monday features Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy in 'Wild  Card'. Its a beautiful bright blue color. I have been wanting to try a gel nail polish from the drugstore and I bought this one from Revlon in the Priceline 40% off sale. 

Can we just take a moment to appreciate how absolutely stunning this color is. Apart from the pinks and the reds, I am really drawn towards blues and purples and well thats how I landed with this color. 

This goes on opaque in two coats. I am wearing a normal top coat with this. Just a background story - I asked the Priceline SA if I could use a normal top coat and if the Revlon gel top coat was anything special in terms of longevity and she suggested a normal top coat would work just as fine. So, I decided no to spend my money on the top coat. 

This polish lasted on me chip free for 4 days. I had to change my nail polish after that so I don't know the exact longevity of these. 

Overall I was really happy with the formula and would suggest trying these. But pick this up in sale as polishes are so incredibly expensive in Australia.

Which is your favorite blue nail polish ?

Friday, December 12, 2014

My Hair Care Routine !

I don't talk a lot about hair on my blog as I am not good at hair stuff. However, in today's post I am sharing with you my hair care routine, well that is if you classify "Shampoo + Serum + Heat Protectant" as a routine :)

Prewash and Wash - Oil & Shampoo
Once a week I apply coconut oil on my hair before washing to nourish and deep condition my hair. For the washing part, I mainly rotate between different Organix shampoo. I am currently using the Macadamia Oil one. I don't condition my hair every time I wash it. I use a mask/treatment once a week. I really enjoy the Schwarzkopf Ultimate Oil Elixir^ mask. Sometimes I do the hot towel treatment.

Post Wash - Oil & Serum
After washing my hair, I apply oil (have just finished the Protane Argan oil and recently started using the Schwarzkopf Ultimate Colour Oil Exlixr*) to my hair ends. I sometimes additionally apply Schwarzkopf Ultimate Oil Elixir Serum^ to the mid lengths of my hair depending on my hair need. 

Styling - Heat Protectant & Dry Shampoo
I don't do much styling to my hair except straightening it sometimes. Before blow drying or straightening my hair, I use the Tresemme Heat Tamer Protective Spray. I use a dry shampoo on second and third day hair. If I am going out and have some time to get ready, I use the Catwalk by TIGI Volume Root Booster spray, though its not as fab as I expected to be. 

There you have it my hair care routine.

Do you use any of these hair products ? Whats your holy grail, must have hair product ?  

^ I won these products in a giveaway.
* Provided for consideration

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Loving now - Ginzing, Bright Pink Lips, Glowy Peachy Blush and more !

In today's post I am sharing my current favorites. 

I am on a Ginzing kick these days. I have really been enjoying using the Origins Ginzing Refreshing scrub cleanser and the Origins Ginzing Energy Booster moisturiser. Origins Ginzing line is so yummy citrus smelling and feels so fresh and light on the skin, it is absolutely perfect for summer.

I mentioned the Vaseline Intensive Care Spray moisturiser in Cocoa glow in my Summer Sprays post. I am big fan of this product as I prefer light moisturisers in the summer.

I bought the Bourjouis Rouge Edition Velvet in Ole Flamingo in the Priceline 40 % off and I am so glad I did. Ole Flamingo is a stunning bright deep pink color. I have only worn this twice, but I love the formula and the finish. These are so long lasting.

Milani Luminoso Blush screams summer, it is one of the baked blushes of Milani and gives a gorgeous peachy glowy flush to the cheeks.

I have been loving wearing colored liquid liner. Featured in the pic are Revlon skinny liquid liner in Green Spark, Electric Blue and Maybelline Hyperglossy liquid liner in Navy Blue

As some of you may know from a previous post that I am going through a brow phase recently and I recently picked up the 'Loreal Brow Artist Plumper'. I love that its such a quick way to do your brows and the finish is very natural.  

What have you been loving recently ?