Sunday, September 27, 2009

Olive and Brown Look Tutorial

Howdy!!! :) All I can say is it feels weird to post after several weeks away from the blogging world... hehe~ :X Anyways, Blair requested a tutorial of a look I showed her. I usually don't post tutorials, because it seems like people are not interested in my eye makeup look *sigh*. I know I'm not a makeup guru, but this is how I do my eye look. I hope you guys like it... wheee~ :)

What I used:
[T-B, L-R: MAC Paint Pot in Moss Scape, MAC in Sumptuous Olive, MAC in Mulch, CG in Sugar Rush (farthest right the cream color), Smashbox in Smashing Beacon (farthest right the white color), UDPP, L'oreal Lash Architect in Black Noir, MF Pensilks in Black Velvet]

What tools I used:
(T-B: CS eyeshadow brush, Laneigh eyeshadow brush, Sonia Kashuk large crease brush, Sonia Kashuk eyeliner brush, Essence of Beauty eyeliner brush)

My look:
I prep my eyes with UDPP or else my makeup with crease. I recommend this if your eyelid is oily. If it's not, I don't think you need to do it. You get a small amount on each eye and blend with your finger. DON'T forget to put some on the bottom of your eyes and the inner corner.
With my finger, I apply MAC Paint Pot in Moss Scape to my lids. I make sure it's the brightest towards the lashes and the lightest on the crease. You don't need to color your crease but I noticed when I apply UDPP, it's harder to blend or maybe it's just my lack of experience... lol~ :P For that reason I have some base on my crease making it easier to blend. :)
Using an eyeshadow brush (I used Laneigh), I pat on MAC eyeshadow in Sumptuous Olive on my lid. You don't have to use a brush you can still use a sponge applicator. Just make sure you pat it instead of brushing it side to side. The reason why you pat the eyeshadow is to make the color bolder.
With your crease brush, dip it into MAC eyeshadow in Mulch.
I always start from the outer corner in. I find the eye socket on my outer "V" area.
It should look like that on the outer corner. ;)
Then I blend from the outer corner to inner crease. I usually stop 2/3rds in. If you need to grab more Mulch and blend more color, feel free to do so. ;)
Then I grab more Mulch and color from the outer corner to 1/3rd in the lid. I like the look of transition from olive color to brown. I'm not too keen about having green lid and brown crease. Coloring the brown over the green gives you a transition color or maybe it's just me... hehe~ ;)
It'll look like this. :)
Then I color my eyebrow which isn't shown and with a thicker eyeshadow brush (Coastal Scents), I highlight using CG Sugar Rush. I make sure it's the brightest right underneat the eyebrows. ;)
With the Max Factor eyeliner pencil, I line the top lid. By the way, I'm not too keen on the Max Factor eyeliner pencil but it got a good rating on Makeup Alley (85%)... lol~ :X I used to use the L'oreal HIP cream eyeliner in Black, but it dried out. It got to the point where weting my brush didn't work anymore *sigh*. I wouldn't buy that again... lol~ :X
Then I line the bottom with MAC eyeshadow in Mulch and Smashbox cream eyeliner in Smashing Beacon (the white side). I also use the Smashbox cream eyeliner in the inner corner of my eyes. I usually don't line my waterline since nothing seems to work on me. :/
Then I curl my eyelashes and put mascara on. Here's my final look *wipe sweat*... wheee~ :)

What do you think?

I'm going to end this post with an apple I made. I made this for a lady I know.
You can get the pattern at Lion Brand Yarn (click here).

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

No Buy Deal

Sorry I haven't updated in a while! You will see why at the end of this post... hehe~ ;)

Anyways, Blair and I have been in talks for several weeks about being on a No Buy for several months. At first, I thought it was just a fun chat and then as time went on we actually agree to have a No Buy for 2 months. I think it will definitely help me from not buying cosmetics. For someone who isn't a makeup artist, I sure have a lot *sigh*!!!... hehe~ :X It'll also help me money-wise since I'm not a full-time worker. I need all the money saved to pay off other things. :X Here's what is in our deal...

1. NO buying any beauty related products (skincare, cosmetics, hair products, and body-related products) from September 1st to November 1st.
2. The only time you can buy beauty related products is when you’re out of the product and don’t have a spare, and to buy for others as a gift.
3. If you fail, you have to use the beauty products you have and do a makeover. You have to make yourself look like a clown, not a pretty one but an embarrassing one, and post a picture of your face on your blog.

Ahleessa: One or two time visit at a CCO.
Blair: One time order from Gmarket.

The credit goes to Blair for making the logo, and Ahleessa (I) for typing up the rules. :)

We thought it'll be fun to have a tag-type of deal and hopefully, people who want to join in can. It can be a new trend in the blogging world to save money... hehe~ ;) If anyone wants to join in during these two months, please feel free too. Post the logo and the rules. If you want, you can tell me your one exception and I'll add you onto my list. I will try my best to check up on you in a weekly basis... hehe~ ;)

Another thing I might do that we didn't talk about is write my weekly buys on my blog so I can have an idea how much money I spend in a week. The key word here is I will TRY... lol~ :X It's not a guaranteed!

I actually started my No Buy early... hehe~ I have been pretty good! It has motivated me to find other ways to get cosmetics. One way has been looking for freebies online... hehe~ ;) I will tell you two from Aveda. ;) I give credit to Soompi, as well as, my makeup buddy for these coupons... hehe~
I got a free Hand Relief lotion worth $7.99. Here's the coupon you can print out and take it to the closest Aveda (click here for the coupon). It expires September 30th.
I also got a free Foot Relief lotion worth $7.99. Here's the coupon for this as well (click here for the coupon). ;) I don't know when this expires.

I have several more but you will have to wait to see if I can get them. I don't want to post it without a guaranteed. Stay tune to my blog... lol~ :P

Now going back to the beginning of this post, I have been pretty busy crocheting dolls for my niece's 3rd birthday and my nephew's 100th days party.
I made a Hello Kitty doll and a giraffe.
For my niece, I made her a Hello Kitty doll. Yes, I had another niece who didn't get one yet (last one by the way)... lol~ :X Check out my other Hello Kitty dolls I made for my other three munchkins (click here for the other three).
For my nephew, I made him a giraffe. I found the pattern on Lion Brand Yarn. I think the picture of the amigurumi doll on there looks cuter than the one I made... lol~ :X

For the people who live close to me, I hope you guys are okay with the fire!!! Make sure to stay indoors with the windows close, drink lots of water, and stay away from the outside as much as possible. For the people who don't live close to me, there's a huge fire that has been increasing in daily basis since the fire started Wednesday (I heard it increased twice the size this morning compared to last night *sigh*) last week. It's so bad I smell smoke all the time and wake up with debris on my car!!! :(

PLEASE check out my blog sale (click here for the post)!!! :)
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