28.7.14

‹ Ink on the Eyes | Kat Von D Tattoo Liner ›



This liner must be one of the top three most talked about eyeliner at the moment, I swear. For the perfect feline flick, everyone has been recommending the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper. It only took one use and I was completely convinced. 

The Kat Von D Tattoo Liner is a pen liner with a precise brush tip. Yeah that's right, a pen with a brush tip. Perhaps it is just me, but I don't think I have ever come across a pen liner with a brush tip to offer flexible precision like this one. It is easy to apply as the product just glides on. It is pigmented and long lasting so I never have to worry about it fading or smudging throughout the day, even in the humid weather.

The packaging is slim and the design on it is quite lovely, actually. The cap snaps shut so I never have to worry about it falling off in my bag or letting too much air in to dry up the product. I store it cap-side down in a little cup to keep the ink flowing down towards the tip. 

Following Estée's video, I am proud to say that I have learned the ways of using an eyeliner pen. I've always been a gel liner girl and the MAC 210 brush was my best friend. I think I have since been converted. 

Consider me part of the crowd in love with this liner. What eyeliner do you recommend for the perfect feline flick?

24.7.14

‹ Trying Bumble & Bumble ›


I have always heard so much about Bumble and Bumble, particularly their Surf Spray. I have never been much of a hair person but with coloured, wavy but fine hair, I'm always looking for something that will keep my hair nourished without weighing it down and also something to give it texture. It seems Bumble and Bumble have come to the rescue with these two new products to my collection: Bumble & Bumble Tonic Lotion and Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray.

The Bumble and Bumble Tonic Lotion is a refreshing detangler and styling primer. The product contains tea tree which, when sprayed from root to tips, gives the scalp and hair a nourishing kick of refreshment. Most days though, I spray this on when my hair is still damp before brushing through it. Sometimes I let my hair air dry after but other days I'll spray on the next product, the Surf Spray,t to add texture and volume.

I'm sure everyone has heard of the Surf Spray, a product that is essentially a beach in a bottle without the salty smell. As someone with fine hair that is naturally slightly wavy, I need products to help me define those waves and give this mane some texture without weighing my hair down. When I use this my hair gets that second-day-hair feel with a clean, beachy look to it. I like to spray this on damp hair but when I need a little more grip in my hair, I'll spray this on dry hair when styling. 

Bumble & Bumble have me hooked, and I need your suggestions on what to try next! What Bumble & Bumble products have you tried?

22.7.14

‹ FOTD #5: Bright & Bold ›



Summer is here and I am embracing the bright, bold shades. It isn't being reflected in my outfits because surprise surprise, I'm still wearing my comfy neutral clothes but on the face I'm loving the corals and pinks. 

As a base, I'm still going with my usual MAC products for a heat-proof, flawless finish. I conceal my blemishes with the MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer in NC30 and hide dark undereye circles with the MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC25. For the rest of the face, I have been loving the MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation for a medium coverage, fairly matte finish. I add a rosy glow to the cheeks with the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush and set it all in place with MAC Fix+.

On the eyes, I have been keeping it super simple with the Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow as featured in my recent Shop the Stash post. I keep it place all day by sandwiching it between the Urban Decay Primer Potion and MAC All That Glitters eyeshadow on top. To finish the eyes off, I'm coating the upper lashes with two coats of Benefit They're Real! mascara and lower lashes with a coat of the Clinique Bottom Lash mascara.

Now for the star of the look, the Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Corvina. This coral red shade is perfect for summer. It leaves a satin finish on the lips that is long lasting without being drying. It is such an easy to wear bold shade and if you are an NC25 or NC30 in MAC base products, this will be perfect for you. 

What are you wearing on your face today?