- Skin: MAC Foundation & Pro Concealer&Correct Palette in Medium Deep.
- Lips: LAKME Absolute Matte Lip Colour in Red Hot (43).
- Eyebrows: NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder in Black/Gray and light dusting of Sephora matte black eyeshadow.
- Eyeshadow: REVLON Colourstay in Neutral Khakis (03).
- Eyeliner: NYX Super Skinny Eye Marker in Carbon Black.
- Lashes: Maybelline Rocket Volume Express
I’ve been reading up on home remedies, and this particular one seems to be trending. The coffee scrub takes away scars, cellulite and stretch marks! The caffeine in the coffee increases circulation that causes skin to appear firmer. Also, I just really love the smell of coffee!
Coffee: I opted for beans because I had a bag left over & I like being able to pick the consistency. I wanted it more coarse for the scrub effect. You can recycle ground coffee as well. It’s completely based on preference.
Coconut Oil: Used to replenish the moisture in skin. It also helps heal dark spots and keep skin soft. I use organic coconut oil that I also use for my hair. Also, it smells amazing!
Brown sugar: I used coarse sugar, it serves the purpose as the coffee in terms of scrub. This is optional. Mix it all together. I suggest starting off with the coffee, add sugar and lastly add the coconut oil. Trust your senses. The combination smells amazing but its entirely up to you how much coffee or coconut oil you want to add. I mixed it with my hands to check consistency.
Once firm, I just popped them out of the tray! Look how pretty! You can use different shapes/sizes. I used 2 for a fantastic scrub bath 🙂 Keep in mind your shower will be a complete mess but it’s so worth it! My skin looks, feels and smells great! You can use these once a week or so.
To start a new year, I needed new hair.
& this time, inspired by beautiful sunsets!
Initially it was supposed to be rainbow hair, but due to yellow not being an available option this was the end result; Of course my hair was done by no other than Shaun of Number 76, Bangsar Telawi branch.
My hair is a beautiful sunset,
I’ve been seeing a whole load of deer & Rudolph inspired makeup this season which got me wondering if someone with a darker skintone could pull it off. You be the judge! 🙂
Fawn-ing over makeup,
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Christmas came early this year, thanks to Makeup Revolution Malaysia!Makeup Revolution was first launched in London & ever since, everyone has been raving about how good these products were, especially for the wallet-friendly prices! I was completely ecstatic when they finally brought it to Malaysia!
The best part (and definitely my favourite part) it’s animal cruelty free! A brand that focuses on catering to the mass public in terms of colours they provide as well as not harming our furry friends, is definitely one that tops my list.
Top off the creative packaging with incredibly pigmented eyeshadow that consists of naked shades as well as some darker coloured tones to allow some flirty colour play;I love ‘naked’ tones because they don’t look overdone against my skintone. Perfect for daily use and when I want a more natural, clean look. However, don’t underestimate these neutral tones, though understated, it creates a huge impact when you learn to play with colours. Create bigger eyes, higher brow bone, even deep set eyes; all with some minor eyeshadow tricks.
I also mixed their Bliss lipstick (a pretty, vivid coral nude tone) with my skin-coloured nude lipstick for this gorgeous lip colour. Definitely give their lip colours a try. High pigments & at RM8 onwards.
Back to the Explicit palette. It allows you to play it safe, but also get your sexy on. Here’s what a little silver and black smokey eye blending action can create; My verdict of the product: Fantastic! Long lasting, high pigment, easy to blend & at a price that allows me to buy more makeup!
Art comes in millions of forms, however it’s definitely a form of magic. There is no limit to types of art you can pick up; always new techniques, colours and hues, types of skill, tool, it’s endless.
As much as I take pride in my wearable art a.k.a the jewelry I make, I sometimes need a little artistic getaway to expand my horizons. The end result this time around, new painting of Ganesha inspired by pictures I found on Tumblr.
These were both done using different styles. Acrylic paint on canvas with water base. The Ganesha was drawn with a Sharpie and copic markers to add gradients & shades. Basic acrylic on canvas in a rainbow gradient. The Ganesha was drawn in a stencil style using a Sharpie.
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Septum rings have been around since centuries, dating back to several cultures including Indian culture. From rural parts of India, Nepal and so on, to the high fashion pages of magazines, septum rings seem to be a hit with celebrities like Lady Gaga & Rihanna (both of whom I love in term of style);
Step One: I cut the midi ring and adjusted it to see how it would fit to look good as a septum ring.
Step Two: Once I was happy with the size, I added a few beads to the middle of it & added two beads (with UHU glue) to cover up the opening so it wouldn’t be sharp.
Step Three: I left it to dry overnight, and that was it! 🙂
I tried on several ways to style my personal look with the septum ring I made, including using bindis. This is another classic Indian style that seems to be making a re-apperance in the fashion world;
This post seems to be focusing on quite a number of trends, & it doesn’t stop here. This one includes a makeup trend called the Bling Brow. It’s basically self-adhesive crystals that is used either above, under or on the eyebrows to add some glam to your eye makeup. The price however, is really steep.
My alternative? Bindis! It’s the same concept. In fact, Indian brides have been doing this since forever. I had previously purchased two packs of bindis for RM10 each, from Brickfields;If the adhesive at the back isn’t sticky anymore, you can add some eyelash glue and re-use it again.
& now I absolutely need to get proper faux septum rings. I can’t wait to rock this look 🙂
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My weekends are reserved mostly for updating this website, working on accessories, taking pictures of them and having to cue them for sales the following week. Running your own business and being a perfectionist means having do everything yourself from scratch. As much as it’s tiring, I love it and wouldn’t have it any other way 🙂
That also means limited time to go out to get my hair done. I was beyond thrilled when Supermodels Secrets stocked up on Manic Panic semi-permanent hair dye. Before getting my hair coloured, I read up many articles on hair dyes and most sites recommend Manic Panic. This was a perfect opportunity for me to try it out;
Staying true to my mermaid self, I opted for turquoise & purple yet again. But this time, I was going to do it myself. The end result, was fairly impressive (if I do say so myself);
I previously had it bleached professionally and the tedious part about coloured hair is that it fades really quick. So glad I now have these jars of Manic Panic hair dye to last me quite awhile. It’s quite messy to do on my own, but I’ll manage 🙂 Gloves, an old towel and a t-shirt you don’t mind messing up are essential.
Of course along with the Manic Panic hair dye, I was tempted to buy other beauty and makeup products as well. This time around I got makeup palettes (my old one broke) and a set of brushes. I had to have these once I saw them because I constantly need to come up with new makeup ideas and creative makeup for shoots, even if its something as simple as taking pictures of myself in the accessories I need to upload for sale. Yes, I’m my own brand model and makeup artist as well 😉 Jane of all trades, is I!
This week I worked on a simple mermaid inspired look for the intricate coral necklaces I had in store. The pigments from the eyeshadow was amazing once I applied two layers (one was too light on my skin!), however it lasted really long. The brushes were super soft and gentle on my skin!
The end look; Besides the mermaid inspired eye makeup and nude lips, I stuck on pearl detailing to the side of my face for a more glam mermaid feel. To blend it in, I softly brushed on silver eyeshadow; The whole look worked perfectly with the jewelry;
Since I do my shopping on the site once a month, it seemed only fair that I share this information once again;
Also, do check out Deeper Than Fashion for the accessories! 🙂
Halloween is the perfect occasion to play dress up & that is something I absolutely love. Themed parties, costume parties, anything that requires some form of artistic make-up really gets my creative juices flowing.
This year I decided to try something a little more spooky, hence this was the end result;
Skull makeup that took 15minutes; just fair foundation & pencil eyeliner accompanied by alot of smudging, with full on accessories including the Skeleton hand bracelet I was selling a year before. For my full outfit? This;The outfit I made for my final collection during college. One of my favourite designs I’ve ever done.
& I spent my Halloween with the beautiful bestfriendloverperson Atie as a female Beetlejuice;
I got to do her makeup as well 😀 Last minute costume this year, so we made a pact to go all out next year. Can’t wait!