Monday, 31 August 2015

Cupcakes for Trinidad & Tobago Independence day!

Red white and black cupcakes!

Easy instructions:

                                                                             1.  Buy 

2.  Mix

3. Bake & add frosting 

4.  Serve!

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Revlon Photoready Watercolors eye shadow - makeup pics & big chop!

This eye shadow set contains varying lilac tones, they somehow reminded me of Disney princesses.

The other products used in this look

Ruby Kisses no more blemish powder Chestnut
LA Girl Perfecting liquid makeup Sable
Sacha powder Buttercup
Maybelline Baby Skin instant pore eraser
Beauty Treats blusher palette
Beauty Treats BB cream Butterscotch 
City Color All Set setting spray
Jordana brow powder duo Black
Jordana lip liner Sexy Mauve
NYX HD eye primer
Physician's formula mineral duo eye shadow
LA Colors lip
LA Colors eyeliner pencil Violet
LA Colors Jumbo eye pencil Sea Shells 
Elf bronzer Warm Tan

A simple makeup look

My outfit.

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Sacha Scorching Hot nail polish review

Who doesn't love the color red?

It is the color of passion, it gathers a lot of attention - it has even proven to stimulate the appetite!

Seeing red nail polish and lipstick while shopping usually makes me buy these items.

As long as they are affordable.

So I encountered this red - hot nail polish a few months ago.  The first time I put it on, I really loved the intensity of the hue.

This vivid color can even be achieved with one coat (I applied two coats for these photos).

However, I found that this nail polish took a little too long to dry.  Therefore, I smudged and nicked the polish after I sat still for 15 minutes to allow it to dry.

I will continue to use this polish because of the gorgeous color however, I will obviously have to allow for longer drying time.

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoy this post!

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Jordana 'Sunny Day' & 'Orange Shock' Baked eye shadows review

Baked eye shadows are interesting.

I heard that you can apply them with a wet makeup brush to get more vivid colors and all that.

Who invented these? 

Anyway, I was attracted by the warm colors of the Jordana Sunny Day and Orange Shock baked eye shadows.

I applied them with a dry makeup brush and I thought the eye shadow pigments were suitable enough for a daytime look. 

These are all the products that I used:

Jordana Sunny Day Baked eye shadow
Jordana Orange Shock Baked eye shadow
LA Girl Perfecting Liquid makeup Sable
Jordana lipliner Cabernet
Jordana brow powder duo Black
Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser
Beauty Treats BB cream Butterscotch
Elf lip gloss
Sacha powder Buttercup
Ruby Kisses No more blemish powder Chestnut
Rimmel Kate lipstick No. 113
Beauty Treats face contour palette
Bh cosmetics 88 color palette Tropical Shimmer eye shadow

The finished look follows:

Sunday, 16 August 2015

City Color Intense shine eye shadow review & tutorial


I wasn't too concerned with this City Color brand of cosmetics.  Until I saw many YouTubers using and reviewing the products.

So hey, why not?

I did a makeup tutorial using the City Color Intense shine eye shadow palette for my eyes.

                                                Products used.

Beauty Treats face contour palette.
Sacha compact powder Buttercup.
City Color bronzer (Dawn).
Sacha Second Skin foundation Perfect Spice.
Jordana pressed powder Amber.
City Color shadow primer Pearl White.
Jordana brow powder duo Black.
EOS lip balm.
City Color Intense shine eye shadow palette.
Jordana lip gloss Sorbet.
Cover Girl lipstick Love that Red.
Jordana lipliner Cabernet.

                                                   City Color Intense shine eye shadow review.

I will compare this eye shadow to the Elf Natural eye shadow palette (the last one I remembered using).  City Color's shadows were a bit tougher to blend.  In addition, I experienced some rubbing of shadows onto other parts of the eye.  This happened although I used an eye primer and setting spray.

I must say that City Colors' hues are brilliantly beautiful.  I will continue using these shadows, maybe with a more effective setting spray - it's all about experimenting.

I hope you enjoyed this post!


Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Leggings, road trip & coconut water.

We decided to drive an hour or so away from home to buy a couple of home items.  Turned out to be a road trip filled with food, coconut water and a mall visit!

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

July beauty haul

This month has been rather toned down in the makeup haul department.

How did I collect so many soaps?

My items are seen below:

Two of these palettes contain very bright colors, perfect for a night time clubby look.  The third palette is more muted and smoky - this one can be worn for daytime.

I bought this Elf spray before, so I tend to buy one whenever I see that it is available.

The Frozen illustrations caught me, I don't even know if that nail polish is for kids or adults.
I'm still gonna try it.
The LA Girl Spice blush was on sale for a couple of months.  I decided to finally buy it so I could try it out later.

Jolly Rancher and Crayola - what more can I say?  There is a Wet n Wild lipstick in the middle.  Those lipsticks are popular and usually scarce.

I picked up these soaps at various craft markets. One is made with mango, one with lemongrass.  Three of them are homemade and products of Trinidad and Tobago. 

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Ruby Kisses Burnt Cookie eye shadow review, photos & road trip

Decided to visit a vendors' market in the western part of my country, this turned into a road trip of sorts.

I tried Ruby Kisses eye shadow in Burnt Cookie for the first time, actually the first time that I used any kind of Ruby Kisses eye shadow!

It was heavily pigmented and rather soft, easy to blend when applied.

                                        Products used:

LA Girl Perfecting liquid makeup Sable
Jordana pressed powder Amber
Elf bronzer Warm Tan
Maybelline Baby Skin Instant pore eraser
Ruby Kisses eye shadow duo Burnt Cookie
Physician's Formula Mineral wear duo eye shadow
NYX eye primer
NYX Minerale Set It & Don't Fret It matte finishing powder
Bh cosmetics Crème Luxe lipstick Toasted
Jordana lipliner Cabernet
City Color All Set setting spray

                                              Finished look

Road trip!

We then headed to a more Central region to visit the Temple in the Sea site.