Wednesday, 30 December 2015

New Year's Eve makeup

Products used:

Beauty Treats face contour palette
City Color Glam Quad Diva
LA Girl Glazed lip paint Seduce
Sacha cosmetics Compact powder Buttercup
Sacha cosmetics cream to powder foundation Perfect Spice
NYX HD eye primer
Maybelline baby skin Instant pore eraser
Crayola lip balm
Revlon eye spy shadow
LA Colors baked eye shadow Eclipse
Jordana brow powder duo Black
Sacha cosmetics eye shadow quad
Jordana Quickliner lips Raisin
Sacha cosmetics eye shadow quad On Stage
Revlon eye shadow Metallic chic
Jordana Perfect pressed powder Amber

Monday, 28 December 2015

December beauty haul


   Picked up a few cosmetic items that I am hoping would help out my minor makeuppy issues:

 1. MAC cosmetics Prep and Prime Fix+

A good friend of mine advised oh so long ago that I should try this product to set my makeup longer.  Especially at work, where we teachers have hot classrooms and my hot Art room.  I hope this helps.
In addition, I looked at some YouTube videos and discovered that this can also be spritzed onto your makeup brush before you apply eye shadows.  They say it results in more vivid shadow pigments. 

2. Revlon Brow Fantasy pencil and gel. 

 Strangely enough, I received an adequate pair of eyelashes naturally.  However, my eyebrows seem to be late bloomers. So I decided to give this product a try.  I can use the pencil to draw in parts of my brows, then use the gel to brush them in one direction.

3. Sacha mattifier face primer.

I also got this primer to try out in my hot situations.

4.  Ruby Kisses 3D face creator .

I picked this up after seeing this in Wonderful World for a long while.  I'm assuming (yeah I know about the assuming thing) that this is some sort of contour palette.  This would be cool to use for those fancy heels and dress types of social events or my YouTube makeup tutorials.

5.  Nicka K HD concealer.

These seem to be similar to the LA Girl Pro Conceal HD concealers (which I had two tubes of - they went bad, WW doesn't have my shade so I was forced to find replacements).  Maybe they will work as well as their LA Girl counterparts?

6.  Cosmetic organizing trays.

I found these in IAM, decidedly cheaper versions of what I had seen previously in Home Land Furnishings.  I decided to move my liquid and cream makeup products to a cooler area of my apartment so this tray was handy.  My tray now holds 16 lip items and 4 face products.

Hope you enjoy reading my blog posts!

Friday, 25 December 2015

Blogmas5: More decor, Christmas food prep and wrapping presents!


The annual Christmas rush can be compared to a horse race: there is a mad dash from the open gates, lots of dust being kicked up, snorting and sweating until the frenzied animals arrive at the finish line. 

The purchasing of presents, organizing food and meals, cleaning house.  Some may also decide to visit their houses of worship - yes we know Jesus is the reason for the season however we see more Christmas trees than creches.  This will not be a discussion about Christ vs consumerism, allyuh big enough and I am on vacation from teaching.

However we decide to spend the Christmas season, let us be sure to spend with friends, family, alco(?) and good thoughts.  I will be honestly trying my best with the good thoughts thing.

Merry Christmas to all!

West Mall decorations.

West Mall food!

Trincity Mall decorations

New curtains!  I sewed the ones on the right.

This mop was a godsend. Mum discovered it at Home Express.

 Mini Fruitcakes?

Ginger beer prep


Monday, 21 December 2015

Blogmas 4 - DIY Christmas wreath

Check out how I recycled the wreath in this video:


Sunday, 20 December 2015

Blogmas 3 - Pumpkin ponche de creme recipe!

It's sometimes called 'pumpkin ponche de creme' or 'pump de creme'.
Either way, it is simply an eggless version of the Trini Christmas favorite ponche de crème.

My mum introduced me to this eggless version some years back; now I love making this for the Yuletide season.

You can get the pumpkin ponche de crème recipe  here

My Method

I cut up my raw pumpkin into roughly one inch cubes.

I gathered some of my ingredients seen below:

I boiled the pumpkin until tender and left it to cool.

Slapped everything into the blender until everything got smooth

Added ice and said 'Cheers!'

Christmas is almost here!  Stay tuned to see upcoming Blogmas posts!


Thursday, 17 December 2015

Blogmas 2 - Shopping for home items! Home Land, Home Store & Home Express.

My sis, mom and I checked out some home décor stores to get some items for our places.

We went to Home Land Furnishings and Fabric Land Store which is located in Piarco Plaza.  There was so much color, I had to snap some pics with my phone:

Then we shuffled along to Home Express in Barataria

The Home Store was our final stop.

I was fiddling with the camera and I got this blurry effect.

Some home purchases.