Saturday, September 28, 2013

Maybelline Great Lash Limited Edition Mascara - Wink of Pink

I love colored mascaras but I noticed mostly "expensive" brands have them. I have used the navy mascara and was ecstatic to see  6 "new" shades. While, they were only $8 a pop at my local drugstore and I didn't really need any mascara I still ended up buying 4....haha oops! I love these  colored mascaras, I wish they weren't limited edition but here to stay forever. From what I noticed though, it seems they bring back these colors during August and they usually available for the whole month or until they run out. But let's be honest, these mascaras last forever so even if they come back once a year, if you buy 2 or 3 tubes you will be good for the entire year. 

While some of the mini photos the bright florescent pink did look like my eyes were irritated when applied to both eyelashes, I still like it. Since, Halloween is right around the corner, I am super excited about the different looks I can create with the mascara but I think for work I might have to either apply to the lower lashes or just the tips of my upper lashes. Just a word of caution, the first couple of swipes were not that great and were flaky but afterwards the color went on smoothly and lasted for a good 8 hours.

I can't wait to try the others and post the photos up :)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Instyle April 2013

Massimiliano Giornetti for Salvatore Ferragamo gives his take on fashion -
“1. Always wear what makes you feel desirable
2. Pay attention to tailoring
3. Embrace your feminine and masculine sides
4. Let accessories seduce you and others
5. Rethink Leather”

The trend for this month - “Floral Skirt”
How to pick the perfect one for you:
“1. The Fabric - this crop blooms in variety of materials. For a dressy event, pick a featherweight brocade or sheer lace. Denim and cotton are ideal for casual outings.
2. The Fit - find the silhouette that plays up your figure: full skirts camouflage hips; A-lines hug curves. Pencil styles provide a sleek line that flatters most shapes.
3. The Outfit - go solid on top if the print below is busy. Or mix patterns for a trendier  vibe- make it  work by keeping hues in the same color family.”
Photo Credit - Ann Taylor

Allure May 2013

The trend this month to try is “power pastels”

Eyes - Cream shadow and liners deliver the most intense dose of color. Use your finger to smudge a vivid lilac from your lashes to your brow bones. Or draw a thin line of mint green along your lashes.
Photo Credit -Make Up For Ever,  Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in 54
Photo Credit - Nars, Nars Larger Than Life Eyeliner in Bourbon Street

Nails - A sparkly finish can make these color feel juvenile, so stick to shimmer-free formulas. Avoid streaks, a common problem with pastel polish by painting on two thin layers.
Photo Credit - Macy's, Nails Inc in Royal Botanical Gardens
Photo Credit - Ulta, Sally Hansen Nail Color in Snappy Sorbet

Lips - Sheer pastels tend to disappear into lips, so layer like crazy.

6 Steps to a Better Shave:
“1. Shave after washing - shower or bathing in warm water for at least two or three minutes prior to shaving will prevent dirty and dead skin from jamming up a razor or causing ingrowns.
2. Dry off your razor  - wiping your razor clean and storing it someplace dry can ward off bacteria
3. Use a  fresh, sharp blade
4. Consider every angle
5. Apply lots of shaving cream
6. Watch your footing” -don’t want to end up with nasty nicks and bruises.

Spring is here! Add some twinkle in your eyes -
Photo Credit - MAC, MAC Glitter in Silver
Photo Credit - Chanel, Chanel Illusion D’ombre Eyeshadow in Epatant

Photo Credit - Ulta, NYX Roll On Shimmer in Platinum
Photo Credit - ELF, ELF Glitter Mascara in Silver

Allure did a”nude” issue..perhaps it was about body acceptance...I am not quite sure. Here is some makeup picks -

Photo Credit - Lancome, Lancome Color Design Infinite in Timeless Taupe

Photo Credit -  CVS, Maybelline New York Lipstick in Some Like It Taupe

Photo Credit - Essie, Essie in Sandy Beach
Photo Credit - Ulta, OPI Nail Lacquer in Samoan Sand