Wordless Wednesday| A Day Off

 

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Happy Wednesday Everyone and welcome to weekly Wordless Wednesday! How ‘s your week so far? It’s mid-week already and two more days till weekend.

There is no post this Wednesday since I haven’t been feeling well and so I was stucked at home resting and only managed to publish¬†one post today. Hope you all won’t be disappointed. Wordless Wednesday¬†should be up and running as usual next week.

In case you’re new to my blog, Wordless Wednesday features favorite food or new restaurants, interesting¬†places that I’ve visited and a glimpse of what I do over the weekend¬†and I share it here in this post. Mostly jammed packed with pictures and less of me rambling (giggling).

I don’t want you to leave this post unfulfilled. So, instead how about commenting the¬†highlights of your¬†day? I love to hear your comments.

Thank you for dropping by ‚̧

Sharon xoxo

 

P/S: Stay tuned for beauty blog at 10.00am.

 

 

 

 

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Belvada Harmony Lipsticks – Photo & Color Swatches

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This is a blogpost that was mentioned previously in my post. I just got the time today to share it with all of you.

Here we see two different lip colors by Belvada in Natural Earth and Elegant Maroon that is mostly warm and the other shade has some sort of pretty red undertones.

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I snagged these refills for $2.99 each instead of the original price of $10.00. I’m excited and thrilled¬†with¬†this great steal.

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The product has some sweet scents on both lipsticks but not overwhelming. It glides beautifully and I love my lip appearance. Yes, they’re lovely!

The staying power is good. It lasted for 3-4 hours for me. Again, I would point out that its fall and the weather is getting drier. This product lasts the drier weather simply because of the moisturizing formula.

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The net wt is 3.4g. This lipstick is true to its color and I really like the smooth and amazing pigmentation.

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The mini lipstick comes with a frosty plastic lid. This though is a good, convenient way to see the shades when it comes to deciding the colors.

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My lips wearing Natural Earth. A lovely nude shade for everyday wear. Love Love it! The size is cute and easy to bring in your purse if you need to touch-up. Other than that, it’s super light and so convenient. Just to point this out, this lipstick is¬†the size of my thumb.

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The Elegant Maroon really caught my eye when I was picking up the shades. It’s the¬†perfect lip color for fall and the holidays. For more intense bold lips, I could use a darker lip liner to fill¬†my lips to be more popped or look like Kylie Jenner‘s lips for holiday looks.

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Here is the color swatch of the Elegant Maroon. Amazingly gorgeous shade and pigmentation.

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A closed up look of the packaging which you can use it alone or put into the Duo Lipstick Holder that could fill two lipsticks when travelling.

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They have a better pay off and are easy to work with. The formula is moisturizing and comfortable on the lips. I have tried four different shades to date and they are pretty impressive.

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Personally, I am enjoying these lip products. I was so glad that I got these on special discounted price for I would have not spent $10.00 for a mini refill lip products.

Hope you found this continuation post to be interesting and useful. Until next time Stay BEAUTIFUL!

What’s the highlight of your day? It could be anything¬†and not necessary beauty related. I love to read your comments.¬†My¬†greatest inspiration comes from the wonderful comments sent in by you, my beauty friends.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read.

Sharon xoxo

How to Perfect a Winged Eyeliner 101!

Hey Lovelies!

This is a very tricky question and I have great news for you, lovelies! Let’s face it, doing a winged liner can be a tacky things to do. I find it difficult even for myself. I have been practising and practising but sometimes if I’m not in a mood, then winged eyes can’t fly : ( It’s disasterous if lack of focus (arrghh!!).

beauty makeup tools

maybelline eyestudio gel liner in charcoal

marcelle monocromatic eyeshdaow quad

maybelline big eyes waterproof mascara

essence coverstick in 04 true nude

elf professional eyeshadow brush

So, here are some of  the tips which I find them helpful and without hesitation, I like to share them with you. How to do a nice beautiful winged liner without putting on a sweat?

Tip #1 – turn on your favorite music. I would prefer blues¬†or musical music. But no rap or hip hop music, please. We don’t want to dance to the beat quite yet. Remember, we need to calm down and stay focus here.

Tip #2 Рclose all doors, turn on lights and get ready all the makeup tools you need.

Tip # 3 – invest in a good eyeliner

Tip #4 – sit on a nice comfortable chair and have a proper lightup makeup mirror

Tip #5 – eye makeup remover and Q-tip

Then the ultimate process begins, by start applying the makeup base foundation, eye concealer and then once all prep. Let’s begin:-

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First of all, start with a clean eyes. Meaning no eye makeup for example mascara and eyeshadow. Examine where you want your wing. Then follow the bottom lashline as a reference.

Then begin to make a thin line at the bottom of the lashline diagonally at a 45 degree angle from bottom line up. Drag the line longer if you wish to have a more dramatic winged liner. Do this with your eyes open. Look straight into the mirror and do the same on the other eyes. Make sure you have a perfect balance line.

Next, with¬† your eyes closed, use your pointer finger to pull your eye lids to your brow brown while applying¬†liner very closed to your lashline from center to connect the line to meet the wing. Then from the top of the wing, draw a straight line to the center of the lid. Continue to fill¬†inside the liner. I prefer to use gel eyeliner instead of liquid liner but it’s entirely up to you. Whichever you find easier. For me,¬†I’m using gel eyeliner for more control when doing this look.

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The last steps is just to continue lining the lashline as you would applying your eyeliner. I like drawing a thin line at the beginning of my eyes and then thicken¬†towards the end of¬†my eyes. If you need to clean up the edges for a clean perfect wing, that’s when the Q-tip and eye remover comes in handy.

I then finished up with mascara and then with a neutral color shadow for an awesome look.

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So, congratulations, yo.  Look a perfect winged eyeliner makeup look. yes!!!

I hope you find this makeup tips helpful and interesting. Leave comment below if you have other tips for your own type of  eyes, feel free to share : )

Thanks for stopping by.

Sharon xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

Top 5 Tuesday Favorites – Simply Red Lipsticks

Happy Tuesday guys!¬†I’m back again with my Top 5 Tuesday Favorites and this week I’m going to write about red lipsticks. Yes!!!! my most favorite color lipsticks. I know we’re only in the fall and winter is yet to come but I’m just thrilled to share some of my red lipsticks today. I’m always on the hunt for a perfect red color¬†lipsticks. They’re bold and beautiful and can¬†definitely lift up appearance and moods. It’s noticeable and have that sexy look of romance.

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I have here two high end and three drugstore’s lipsticks to talk about. They’re in no particular order.

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From left to right:

Clinique Creamy Nude Soft Shine (03) Long lasting lipstick. The reason I chose this to be my top 5 fave is because I had it for more than 5 years and it’s one of my favorite nude color lipstick I ever found love in.¬†I share this because of the quality and the formula of this lipstick that has not changed over so many years. It’s a real keeper. It glides very smoothly and has medium coverage. It has a soft shine finish which makes lips look moist. There are 11 color shades available and I love the merlot red and watermelon shades. They are all beautiful colors with long lasting wear. It’s selling for $19.00 at Sephora and for that price point, why not.

Sothys Rouge Ardent. My first love of red lipsticks was from wearing this Sothys Red color shade. It has such rich pigmentation and fabulous matte color finish. It feels velvety and it smell awesome. I had this for a decade and since I have found more red favorites I kept it in my collection. The packaging has changed but the color intensity is simply gorgeous. There are many gorgeous colors available at Sothys. Please check on their website if you are interested with their products. Caution when wearing red lipstick Рto wear nude lip liner to outline lips to prevent red lipstick from running or bleeding.  And you, do you know Sothys? Do you like their products?

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Matte in Really Red (006). I love, love this chilli red matte lipstick. Yes, it’s matte and I love it. The color might not be as long lasting as the sheen or sheer lipsticks but it still¬†leaves some color stains behind. It doesn’t glide as smoothly but I love the high pigments formula. For a drugstore brand and the pricing, I’m totally going forward everything I used it up. I love this color so much I have another one as backup, just in case (chuckle!!!)

Rimmel Long Lasting Kate Moss in 107. This is also my favorite lip color. It has more berry red than tomatoes red. I found Kate Moss lipsticks awhile ago and so I grabbed one of this due to the velvety finish and beautiful pigmentation. It claims to be long lasting and it lasted me for 3 hours not 8 hours. This 107 color is the color Kate Moss wore on Rimmel’s website. Superb!!

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I’m wearing the Kate Moss Long Lasting Lipstick by Rimmel in 107

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Standout Remarqueble (250). The color swatch of this colorburst is totaly amazing. I’m trully blown away by such mattifying balm it provides. Oh wow… a lip balm that’s so¬†moisturizing and had a finish beyond¬†comfort. It’s easy to carry around and easy to apply. No messy business and I like the packaging in a crayon type. It came with 10 dazzling color shades to select.¬†It’s such a fun color to have.

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Lipstick color swatches.

There you have it! My top 5 favorite red lipsticks. What is your favorite lip product?

Next Top 5 Tuesday favorite will be …. (can you guess???)

As always, thank you so much for reading.

Sharon xoxo.

 

 

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation|Review

Maybelline Fit me

This is one of my latest Maybelline foundation and I have been loving it so far. I like the consistency of the texture and it smells real amazing. It has sheer to medium coverage and it blends so well. I have no problem blending it and just love the soft and smooth feeling on my skin. It provides a very natural looking coverage. Once the foundation sets, I would say that it gives a semi-matte finishing or dewy finish which by the way not oily. If you have combination oily skin, then using it with Maybelline Fit Me Powder will do the trick of covering the dewy finish to matte finish.

Maybelline fit me swatch

The color swatch in 315¬†Soft Honey seems a little bit orange-y tone. I was shocked at first glance when I did the color swatch¬†but¬†once I tried it, I just love it. One¬†warning¬†is that this foundation tends to changed color once it’s on your¬†skin – due to oxidation. On my buffing brush¬†the shade is similar as¬†the¬†color swatch above and¬†it blended out amazingly. This foundation sets quite quickly. Therefore, I have to say, my vote of satisfaction for¬†this product is absolute. There are many different color shades to choose and make sure to spend some time to test the¬†shades before getting them.

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The other side of the coin is that it claims to have SPF 18, but the sunscreen doesn’t seems to have an adequate¬†UVA protection for the skin. Losing some of the important ingredients¬†of making the sunscreen¬†better. Note: Shades # 330, 340, and 360 do NOT have sunscreen.

I like the glass bottle packaging but I would prefer that the top bottle opening has a pump applicator. I’m clumsy at times and tend to drop my makeup or accidentally pour out too much liquid especially when I’m in a¬†hurry.¬†But other than the lower SPF, I’m finding true love with Maybelline Fit Foundation.

My¬†2 cents of this foundation is that it has¬†excellent quality and great value for money. I might say that i’s quite close to the Makeup Forever dupe foundation. I will definitely repurchase. Love it!

I would love to know what color shades will you get?

Thanks for taking the time to read.

Sharon xoxo

Top 5 Tuesday Favorite Blushes

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Hi friends! Today, I would like to talk about my Top 5 FAVORITE BLUSHES which I picked up from the drugstores.cI love blushes since it make a pale face looking fresh and bright. It really make a dull day seems happier. It works for me everytime when I feel down these beauties knows how to cheer my face up.

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Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in 10 – Pink Frosting

Essence Kalinka blush

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Essence Kalinka Blush in 01 – East Side Story

revlon blush

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Revlon Powder Blush with Brush in 010 – Classy Coral

nyx blush 

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NYX Blush in 21 – Copper
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E.L.F. Blush in Mellow Mauve

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Color swatches of the Top 5 Blushes

Maybelline Dream Bouncy blush is also one of my favorite blush of all time. I had this for a while already and finally I got the chance to show case it as my Top 5. Yes it has those bouncy effect which I find it quite cool. This is a cream blusher that is so lightweight to powder form. It has a beautiful colour payoff and so a little goes a long way.

This little gem – Essence Kalinka blush. Believe it or not I got this for only $2.00 on liquidation sale. I simply love the cute and adorable Russian doll theme packaging that drew me to grab it. But I did find it quite pigmented and soft. It blends in quite well and it has a matte finish. Not too bad for a $2 bucks blusher.

Revlon Blush in 010 Classy Coral is a rich, quite pigmented and so wonderful soft when applying. The texture is soft and it blends pretty nicely. One thing to note is that the color of this Classy Coral which I picked has a very soft and light tone to it. So, lots of blending required for a fresh looking cheek. Good news is that the color is buildable so it works for me. There are 9 color shades available!

NYX blush is one of my¬†everyday blusher after I started using it. It’s very pigmented, creamy texture feel eventhough it is a powder blush.¬†Has a¬†shimmery effect too.¬† It creates a really natural glow when I applied it on my apple cheek.¬† It glides so smoothly and I absolutely love this blusher. By the way,¬†I got mine in copper for¬†an autumn look.¬†Available in 24 gorgeous and radiant colors!

Last but not least is my E.L.F. blusher. It has a silky finish which blends pretty well on my skin. The formula is silky to touch. It has a tiny, subtle amount of shimmer to it which gives off a natural looking glow. Average pigments and good value for money. I got mine at Target.

What is your favorite blusher from the drugstore?

Thanks for reading guys!
Sharon xoxo