Spring Pictorial: Turquoise Smokey Eye feat. BH Cosmetics Malibu palette

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Spring is finally here in Australia! I’m so excited ! Cold weather has never been my thing! To celebrate spring, I thought of using some colors on my eyes today. I fell in love with this beautiful turquoise eyeshadow in the BH Cosmetics Malibu palette and had to use it! Hope you enjoy this pictorial guys and I’ll be post more and more spring tutorials in the future!

BH Malibu palette

BH Malibu palette

These are the eyeshadows I used from the BH Malibu palette in addition to a few other eyeshadows.

PICTORIAL TIME!

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– apply a white base all over your eyelids: Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Milk

-apply a soft brown color on your outer crease as a transition: Mac Soft Brown

-apply a soft coral over that brown color on both your outer crease and crease area: Inglot 383

– apply a shimmery turquoise color on your lid and blend with the crease color: BH Malibu palette

– apply a dark chocolate brown on the outer corner taking it to your crease and blend: BH Malibu palette

– to make the crease slightly darker, trace a black color with a pencil brush on your crease and blend: Sleek Storm palette

– apply the coral on the lower lash line and then apply the dark brown closer to the lash line

– apply the turquoise on the tear duct

– apply a shimmery white eyeshadow with a gold shimmer on your browbone: BH Malibu palette

– use a black gel liner to line your upper lash line and create a long wing: Maybelline eyestudio gel liner

– apply a black pencil on your waterline dragging it down a little to the lower lash line and then smudge

– apply mascara and false lashes if you like, I skipped the false lashes: Maybelline Falsies mascara and Rimmel Lash Accelerator

And you’re done!

You don’t ofcourse have to use the same exact eyeshadows. You can use whatever you have 🙂

Here’s the full face:

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– Mac Vegas Volt on the lips

– Illamasqua Lover Blush on the cheeks

– TheBalm Mary Louminizer as a highlight

– Mac Refined Golden for contour

Hope you enjoyed this look as much as I loved creating it! Until next time my loves! XO

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Fragrance Favorites: Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Eau De Parfum

Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy

Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy

Hi Sugar Plums!

I know I’ve been MIA for the last few days and I apologize for that. I’ve been so so busy with uni, assignments, work, trying to stay fit and trying fitting in all my other daily chores in my schedule! To make up for my absence I’ll hopefully have a couple more posts up by tonight!

Since I own a lot of perfumes and I’m always buying more, I figured I will start a series called Fragrance Favorites  and review perfumes that I love and recommend! Anyway, without further ado let’s get going with the highlight of this post, which is one of my favorite perfumes of the moment: Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy! 

I’ve seen this perfume around but I never really wanted to purchase it until I heard mouldyfruit talk about it in one of her favorites videos. I loved the packaging and she mentioned it was a ‘sweet’ smell. I’m a sucker for anything sweet! The only problem was the pricetag! It costs $145 (AUD) for the 100ml bottle !!! I’m a poor uni student on a budget and since my love for makeup and perfumes knows no bounds, I always have to keep myself in check and look for specials sales and deals. So I opted for a 30 ml bottle at first. As I started wearing this perfume, I got so many compliments from complete strangers. People were asking me what perfume I was wearing. I didn’t realize this perfume would have such an impact, so when I saw that the 100ml bottle was reduced to $69 in Priceline, I was ecstatic!!! The sale should still be on till the 11th of September so if you’re in Australia, you can still get this perfume for a steal!

Packaging:

I really like the packaging. Its quite heavy and feels expensive. I love the fuchsia colored ribbon and just love all the gold bling!!! (You  can see some close up shots in the collage above.)

Notes:

This perfume is often characterized as a floral fragrance but when you break down the notes, you will see that there is a blend of various different elements.

According to fragantica.com , the notes are as follows:

Top Notes: wild berries and mandarin

Middle Notes: honeysuckle, gardenia, and jasmine

Base Notes: amber, caramel, vanila, sandalwood, and pralines

* (top notes comes first, then middle notes, and finally settles into base notes)

Personally, when I first spray this perfume, I right away pick up a citrus scent which I’m assuming comes from the mandarin.

It quickly moves onto the floral scent and I could primarily smell the jasmine.

Finally it settle downs to predominantly the caramel scent.

I can’t stress how beautiful this perfume smells. I will say it’s more of a daytime perfume. It’s youthful and very chic. Not overly girly though, yet still feminine. I just completely love it!

Longevity:

My only complain is the longevity of the perfume. For the price, you would expect it to stay on longer especially since its an eau de parfum. It’s however has a medium longevity. It doesn’t go away instantly but it’s not long lasting either. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to test the sillage (scented trailed left behind) of the perfume, but according to other users, it’s also moderate.

Hope you guys enjoyed this post and are convinced enough to try this perfume! Till then XO!

FOTD/EOTD: yellow and warm brown smokey eye with red lips!

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Tonight I went for a yummy Vietnamese dinner with my friend Monica. I thought I’d do a fotd/eotd on the makeup I was wearing. Was intending to do just a simple neutral eye but ended up using this beautiful yellow eyeshadow by Inglot.

Breakdown of eyeshadows:

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– After priming my eyelids I used Mac Soft Brown on the outer crease as a transition color

– Then I used Mac Saddle in the crease blending it with the Soft Brown

– Then I patted Inglot 323 on my eyelid

-Then with a clean brush I blended the edges with Saddle

-With a pencil brush I applied Lorac Sable precisely on my crease

-With a fluffly crease brush I blended Lorac Sable

-I applied a black kohl pencil at the outer corner and blended it with a pencil brush

– I lined the upper lash line with a gel liner and created a wing

– I applied Inglot 323 on the tear duct and Mac Saddle on the lower lash line

– I applied a kohl kajal in the waterline and smudged it with a pencil brush

– Applied Mac Brule on the brow bone as always 🙂

– A couple coats of Maybelline Falsies mascara and ALL DONE!

THE LIPS:

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– I lined my lips with NYX deep purple lip pencil

– Applied Rimmel Kate Moss 107 on the outer corners

– Mac Ruby Woo in the center 🙂

MY FACE!

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– Loreal Magique Lumi Foundation

-Mac Pro Longwear concealer underneath the eyes

-Ben Nye Banana powder to set the under eyes

– Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder in 03

-TheBalm Mary Louminizer as a highlight

– Mac Ripe for Love Blush (LE)

That sums up tonight’s look! Till next time! XO