Monday, January 20, 2014

Get Ready w/me on New Year's Eve


The color I used on my lid was not properly captured on camera.  I used a pretty glitter called 'Pink' from O.C.C but it looks 'orange.'

Let's get started:

Eyeshadow Shield - great to use when applying glitter

After applying my primer and base, I applied UD e/s 'Freestyle' from the Smoked palette all over my lid.

Urban Decay SMOKED Palette
Next, I used MAC e/s 'Saddle' to sweep back and forth on my crease with MAC #224 brush.  I have been loving this eyeshadow as a "transitional" color. 

MAC e/s 'Saddle'

The next color is a discontinued eyeshadow called 'Twig' from Stila using a crease brush.
Stila 'Twig' eyeshadow

I applied a pink e/s from BH Cosmetic 'Take Me to Brazil' palette on my lid.

BH Cosmetic 'Take Me to Brazil' Palette
And last, I applied 'Pink' glitter from O.C.C using Liquid Sugar from Eye Kandy Cosmetic on my lid.

Eye Kandy Liquid Sugar and O.C.C 'Pink'

This is the final look (well actually this was at the end of the night for me).  I added Velour Mink lashes in 'Doll Me Up;' Miliani Lip Liner 'Haute Pink'; and Eve Pearl lipgloss 'Baby Doll.' 

My son Ethan bought me a purple hair clip for Christmas that I love. 

New Year's "Clear Water"

  • Skindinavia 'No Glow'
  • Embryolisse Emulsion Hydra-Mat Cream
  • Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
  • Make Up Forever HD Foundation #127
  • Eve Pearl Concealer Treatment 'Med/Tan'
  • Hourglass Powder 'Dim Light'
  • Hourglass Powder 'Incandescent Light' (highlight)
  • Tarte Blush 'Park Avenue Princess' (Contour)
  • Nars Blush 'Sin' 

  • Too Faced Eye Shadow Insurance Primer 
  • Urban Decay/Smoked Palette 'Kinky' e/s (all over the lid) 
  • MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot 'ClearWater' (on lid & crease)
  • O.C.C. Loose Pigment 'Jubilee' (on the lid)
  • BH Cosmetic/Take Me to Brazil Palette (dk teal e/s on crease sweeping back & forth)
  • BH 'dk purple' e/s on the outer crease creating a "v" and smoking it out
  • BH 'white sparkle' e/s under brow bone (highlighter)

  • NYX Lip Liner 'Prune'
  • Urban Decay Lipstick 'Rush'
  • Maybelline '045 Amethyst Potion'

Sunday, January 19, 2014

My 2013 BEST Products

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I want to share what have been my best 2013 products, which covers skin, nails, tools and of course MAKEUP :)

Lets begin!  Click the link in () to see pictures and read further information.

Skin Care:
I use my clarisonic machine with my cleanser (Mario Badescu or Josie Maran) during the weekdays especially if I am wearing makeup (it helps remove all the bacteria and oil from the skin that can clog the pores); followed with Mario Badescu Cucumber Cleaning Lotion (toner); During the weekend, I repeat the same steps except I use my Lush mask instead of my Clarisonic (never use a Clarisonic with any cleanser that has pebbles).

  • Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre'
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm (Urban Decay)
  • Eve Pearl Priming Moisturizer Treatment with Astaxanthin (Moisturizer)
  • Eve Pearl Fx HD Primer Moisturizer (HD Fx Primer)
  • Josie Maran Argan Infinity Creamy Oil (Creamy Oil)


Tarte and Benefit works the same.  The difference is the consistency.  Hourglass works amazing yet pricey.

I recently changed my routine when applying anti-shine.  Now, I spray 'No Glow' and wait until it  dries.  Then mix Hydra-Mat and a primer and apply to my face followed with foundation, etc.  This helps me throughout the day, but if I need touch up I'll use E.P Finish Powder.


I love to use Eve Pearl during the Summer.  It's not heavy and works beautifully.  During Fall and Winter, I like to use MUFE and Neutrogena especially when my skin begins to dry.

I like to use MAC Pro Longwear and Eve Pearl to highlight; MAC Studio and Eve Pearl to cover 'flaws' like acne, acne scars and redness; and E.P to contour.

  • Cargo Blu_Ray HD (Cargo)
  • MAC Prep & Prime Transparent Finishing Powder (MAC)
  • Ben Nye Luxury Powder 'Banana' (Ben Nye)
  • Hourglass Dim Light Palette (Hourglass)
These powders are used to set foundation.  I use all but my recent favorite is Hourglass 'Dim Light.' I got the limited palette for Christmas and have been using it everyday.

  • MAC Limited 'Darkly My Dear'
  • MAC Limited Pro Longwear 'Nude on Board'
  • MAC 'Blunt' (MAC)
  • Tarte 'Park Avenue Princess' (Tarte)


  • NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder in 'Blonde'
  • MAC e/s 'Cooperplate' and 'Brown Script'
  • MAC Brow Clear Gel

  • MAC Extra Dimension Skin Finish 'Whisper of Gilt' and 'Superb' 
  • The Balm 'Mary Lou Manizer'
  • Hourglass 'Incandescent Light'  

  • Hourglass Limited Ambient Lighting  (HG)
  • Tarte Limited Off the Cuff Cheek (Tarte)
  • Urban Decay 'Smoked' (U.D)
  • BH 'Take Me to Brazil' (BH)
  • Kat Von Quad Limited 'Star-Crossed'

Eye Primer/Base:

  • MAC 'Saddle'; 'Brown Script'; 'Swiss Chocolate'; (MAC)
  • Naked Cosmetic (Naked)
  • O.C.C 'Jubilee' (O.C.C)

  • Urban Decay Revolution lipstick 'Rush' (U.D)
  • Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick (KVD)
  • Maybelline New Vivid Lipsticks (Maybelline)
  • Maybelline NEW Color Elixir™ by Color Sensational '045 Amethyst Potion' (Maybelline)
  • Eve Pearl 'Baby Doll' lipgloss (E.P)
  • NYX lip liner 'Prune' (NYX)
  • MAC 'Ruby Woo'; 'Ablaze'; 'Rebel'; (MAC)
  • Mario Badescu Lip Wax (M.B)

Nail Polish:
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetic (O.C.C) 
  • Zoya
  • MAC
  • Essie  

  • E.P Pro Duo Mixing Palette (E.P)
  • Eye Boutique Shadow Shield (E.B.S)
  • Crown Brushes:
  • Crown Brush Tube Case (C.B)
  • Real Techniques (R.T)
  • Eve Pearl #107, #110, #116 (E.P)
  • Sigma 'F84' (Sigma)
  • Beauty Blender 'Black' (B.B)