Thursday, April 26, 2012

P-HAUL: DRUG STORE & JAPANESE BEAUTY PRODUCTS

A couple of days ago, I asked my family & friends on my Facebook to vote a name I want to use for a series of hauls on this blog. From 5 names, P-HAUL got the most votes. So from now, I will be calling all my beauty hauls "P-Haul". 

And, here's the first post of P-Haul series 



The items I bought .... (L-R, T-B)
    • Missha STARS ON NAIL Gift Set [Free] -- I've received this gift set from Missha New Zealand as a giveaway on their Facebook page. They come in full size bottles with 3 colours; Orange stone, Lavender Stone and Blue Stone. Such a good giveaway!!
    • Australis Nail Colour in Rabid Revenge [NZ$13] -- A dusty grey with purple shimmer. Gorgeous colour! I bought this from Farmers. They are normally $13, but Farmers currently has 20% off on all Australis products. So I got a pretty good deal for it.
    • Clip-On Side-Swept Bang in Dark Brown [NZ$19.99] -- I bought this one from Ippondo, a Japanese Cosmetic Store at Atrium on Elliot in the city. I've been wanting to have a side-swept bang for a while now but not sure whether it would suit my face. I think this clip-on is my answer to have both my normal middle part & side-swept bang. 
    • Hanmi Tissue Face Masks [NZ$24.99] -- I always like Asian Tissue Face Masks and this pack comes with 20 sheets. What a great buy!! They come in 3 different types; Moisturizing, Pore Tightening & Brightening. I picked the brightening pack as I recently have lots of discolouration on my face for my old acne scars. With 20 sheets I think I should see a result, if they work. 
    • Australis Face-A-Holic [NZ$24.90] -- A jumbo compact with Blush, Pressed Powder & Bronzer. I saw this a while back but didn't get it because I just bought Benefit Powda Wowza. I spotted it again this time so I thought I would give another Australis product a try. 
    • DB Designer Brands Oil Free Foundation in Honey Beige [NZ$14.99] -- Another NZ drugstore cosmetic brand. This is my 1st time buying a product from this brand. The brand advertises as having a high end quality with a drugstore price. So I shall definitely give it a try!

 See you again in next P-Haul xxx



Monday, April 16, 2012

EASY EVERYDAY LOOK USING NAKED2 PALETTE

This is a very easy look to create. The colours are great for both work and everyday wear. 


 **FACE**
  Olay Complete UV Protection Moisture Lotion SPF15
L'Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Makeup in W4 Natural Beige
Skin79 Super Beblesh Balm Triple Functions (Pink)
[I mixed  foundation & BB Cream together before appling on my face]
Bobbi Brown Corrector in Peach
Maybelline Dream Lumitouch Highlighting Concealer in Nude
Australis Ready-Set-Go Finishing Powder (True Translucent)


**EYES**
Urban Decay Primer Potion (Original)
NAKED2 Palette using...
Tease - On the crease to create depth & as a transition colour
Snakebite - Over the lids, concentrate on the outer 2/3
Suspect - On the inner corners, tear ducts & inner part of lower lash line
 Busted - On outer V (in my case it's more like an outer C) & on the outer corner of lower lash line
Foxy - Under the brow bones as a highlight
MAC Eye Kohl in Powersurge -On lower lash line
e.l.f. Eye Widerer in Pearl White - Tight-lined on lower lash
Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil in Black Brown
Fairy Drops Waterproof Mascara


**CHEEKS/CONTOUR**
MAC Cremeblend Blush in Optimistic Orange
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Dark as a contour
MAC Special Reserve Highlight Powder in Rose Ole

**LIPS**
L'Oreal Color Riche Nutri-Shine Lipstick in Sheer Papaya




Sunday, April 1, 2012

TURNING YOUR CURLING TONG TO A CLIPLESS CURLING WAND

I have this Vidal Sassoon Curling Tong for ages and I kind of stop using it since I've got a Babyliss Pro Ceramic Curling Tong. Then the other day, I saw a youtube video by kandeejohnson on how to make a clipless curling iron. I think hey! that's a good idea for me to turn my old VS tong into something new & useful.

OK, what you need is your good old curling tong/iron and a screwdriver. Easy as that!

My VS Curling Tong

This particular one that I have is a 2 inches barrel. Kandee mentioned that whatever the curling you're going to use. it has to be the one that has a metal safety stand like my one in the photo. 


First of all, make sure you unplug your curling tong/iron. Next is remove the metal safety stand. This can be removed easily by pulling it side-way & away from the barrel, one side at a time.
 


Then use a screwdriver and remove the screws on both sides of the barrel. This is to remove the metal clamp.



The clamp should come out easily. Now, you will see the spring which makes the clamp stay closed by itself. 



The last thing you have to do is to remove the spring by using the screwdriver. 


Ta-da!! Here it is, my DIY Clipless Curling Tong/Iron. and now, let's try & see how it works.....



I find it easier to use than what it was. It works so good that I think I'm going to be using more than my Bybaliss Pro.


Thank you kandeejohnson for this super clever tip :)