This is a super easy and mega fun hairdo that you can finish in minutes! Suitable for shoulder length hair as well. As long as you can achieve the bun, this hairdo is for you!
- Tie a loose ponytail, leaving out 4 sections of your hair (section behind your ear and also the entire headband section). Tighten the ponytail by tugging the lower ends. This will make the top of your hair go puffy.
- Spread your hair into 2 sections just above your rubber band. Tuck the ends of your hair in between the 2 sections to make a topsy ponytail. For more help, click here. Tie the ends of the ponytail with another rubber band.
- Take the ponytail end and tuck it into the topsy. Pin in place.
- Make 4 braids with the 4 remaining sections of hair.
- Tuck the front sections inside the bun. Secure with pins. Drape the back sections over the top of your head like a headband and pin in place.
Tada! I would love a thicker braid across the top of my head though. One can only wish for so much hair….
If you are into Gothic makeup or you need some dramatic makeup for that rock concert, this look is for you! It is subtle enough to be worn to a variety of events or you can exaggerate it to suit your sch-tyle. Ok, let’s head to the details!
Before you attempt this look, make sure that you are having a good-face day or you are going to look like a hot mess! No pimples or breakouts. Hydrate your skin well before trying this look. This look is suitable for younglings with flawless skin.
- Apply a nude shimmer colour to your lids
- Define your under-eye with dark brown eyeshadow
- Intensify your under-eye with streaks and smudges of black eyeshadow
- Time to take that eyeliner and line your eyes. This time, be messy when you are doing your under-eye. Go with feathering strokes.
- Finish the look with long falsies. Make sure you do this to balance the makeup. The smudged eyeliner serves as a dramatic shadow effect for the upper lashes.
Put on some lipstick, don’t be so square! Dab it and go over the borders. Enjoy the sexy night out!
This is something fun that I’ve did today. If you are mono lid then this is the tutorial for you to get that double eyelids going. However, if you have double eyelids, you can still do this tutorial. Just follow the steps below!
You will need eyeliner, fake lashes, eyeshadow in shimmery white/yellow, brown and black.
- Put some shimmery white/yellow on your brow bone
- Using the same powder, dab the shimmer onto the center of your eyelids
- Use an angled brush with brown eyeshadow or eyebrow pencil and draw the line of the crease that you want to create. It is easier if you draw just above the eye socket and below the brow bone. You can easily feel that is is softer at that point and the lines goes naturally according to your curves.
- If you are mono lid, draw your usual shape using a black liner. You don’t have to do it as thick as I did. For double eye lids, we are now going to get rid of our natural crease in order to use the new one drawn in “3″. Draw the liner up to the crease of your natural lids. So that when you open your eyes, it looks like you have single eyelids instead.
- Use the same brown eyeshadow again and softly dab from the “3″ line you drew upwards. If you mess up the shape, you can use the shimmery white/yellow to correct the shape.
- Finish off with fake lashes or mascara.
Hope you guys like it!
Yesterday, Vinn and I dropped by the Burberry Beauty counter in KLCC Isetan for a review of their products. We came from GokuRaku Ramen in Mid Valley and were dying of thirst due to the amount of spices they used in the soup. Jazz invited us for this review and she had been waiting for some time already and had not had her lunch yet. Being good samaritans, we wanted to finish the review before quenching our thirst.
Burberry Spring/Summer Collection 2012
Inspired by the Burberry Prorsum Runway Collection, this British Summer collection celebrates warm shades in their color pallete. The whole collection is available in the counter at Isetan KLCC.
Fresh Glow : Luminous fluid base
You have got to try this product. It is smooth, light and luminous. What is luminous? There are actually small speckles of reflective pigments and a tiny application of this on your face will make your skin glow brighter. This is one of my favorite products in their line.
RM 165 retail.
If you are not a fan of liquid foundation you can try their compact foundation for RM 180.
Sheer Powder packaging
The powder is also light and gives a matt finish to your skin. To balance off the luminous base, you kinda have to use more of this. While the luminous foundation looks great indoors and for evening events, in outdoors it may give off a slightly oily look to your face. So do remember to use more of the powder if you will be having fun outdoors.
RM 185 retail.
Iconic lines of the Burberry check and architectural columns
What I love about their packaging is the magnetic closure for every product that is encased in metal. This minimizes the chances of you losing your covers and caps. Not only the cover is adorned in Burberry’s signature check details and cubic distortions, the powders and the lip stick are also shaped the same way. Very pretty.
Light Glow natural blush collection
Their moisturizing blush is heavily pigmented and glides on the skin easily. They also have a range of bronzers for your vacation needs.
Blushers go for RM 140 and Bronzers go for RM 158.
Lip definer pencils
What I love about Burberry Beauty is their range of lip liners. Lip liners are a rare find nowadays, especially if you are looking for near-nude frosty colors. A frosty pink lip liner is my staple diet for covering shadows on my lips. Some of the liners in the market are too sheer for my liking, some are too dry. Their lip definer pencils are opaque and comes in natural waxes and vegetable oils to improve firmness in the lips.
Goes for RM 75.
From left, Lip Mist, Lip Cover and Lip Glow
For the lips, they have 3 range of product. Lip Mist is a translucent application of color tinters. Lip covers are good in coverage and opaque in their color (a little dry for my liking). Lastly, they have lip glosses called Lip Glow that are real juicy.
Vinn testing her makeup
Our experiments started with their lip range. Here we go!
Vinn testing Lip Cover (above) and Lip Glow (bottom)
The Lip Cover is light in texture and feels very hydrated on the lips. However, it is not as long lasting as we thought it would be. One Auntie Anne’s lemonade is enough to smear it away. This calls for frequent checks in the mirror. RM 96 in retail.
The lip glow is light as well and just juicy enough to give a subtle plumping effect to the lips.
Using the same Lip Glow on different Lip Cover colors
The Lip Glow lacks in color tinting and the final color of your lips depend very much of the color of the lipstick beneath it. If you are looking for something moisturizing and light, this is the lip gloss for you. It is a little bit catered to a more mature audience as younger consumers usually seek mirror-reflective finishes with a liquid glossy effect. It goes for RM 89.
2 different Lip Mist colors
I love their Lip Mist products. I dislike lip colors that are dry and have too much pigments in them. That is just my opinion though. I like to be able to use a bright red lip stick to stain my lips instead of giving me tako-lips. This does the job perfectly. It is light and something new that they just launched. However, they tend to glide around if you know what I mean.. Erm. A good analogy would be if you accidentally bite your lips, the color would be smeared due to the extra-light texture. I am not sure how much this costs though.
Makeover by the artist
The last thing to do is to get a makeover by the in-house makeup artist.
Base for the eyes
First they use a base for my eyes. Ok now I am wondering why do I even bother writing that sentence.
Eyeshadow on the lids
Their eyeshadows are beautiful! Subtle subtle pearlescent effects. RM 105 each.
Foundation tested on half of my face
The left part of my face (facing you I mean) are coved with foundation. It is brighter and it glows(slightly).
Sheer powder for the face
The powder sets it in.
Eyebrows and eye liner
They currently do not have a eyebrow color range, which I do not mind cuz I have always used eyeshadows for my brows anyway. Gives me more control over what color to use depending on my hair color and the look I want to achieve.
Then they use the Eye Definer for the lining. The result is smooth and water-resistant. Goes for RM 78.
Mascara before and after
Their Effortless Mascara is quite a steal as it contains marine plant glycogen that accelerate fibre growths and strength in your lashes. As with all their other products, it is light and protective. You can see the difference the mascara gives on my lashes(left). My lashes weren’t curled in both photos. Goes for RM 108.
Lip Cover and Lip Glow for the lips
Jacky, the makeup artist continued the look with a Lip Cover and Lip Glow.
Light Glow for the cheeks
Eh I learnt a new trick that day. A slanted application of the blusher. I always have problems with blush application cuz my face is long and cheekless. This is a good trick.
Purchase above RM 380 to receive these gifts for free
OK, if you drop by the counter and splurge for more than RM 380. You get a Lip Cover and a Makeup Remover for free. the Makeup Remover is a steal. All you gotta do is apply on your face, massage around your eyes and on your lips. Then wipe it off. Real simple.
The promotion is valid til 6th of May.
Jacky the makeup artist and me
Btw, my braces is on! I had to liquify a weird distortion in my lips. T_T
Our samples for this review
Vinn and I got away with some samples to try. Looks cute and compact.
Not sure if this is my first hairstyle tutorial… but if it is, then welcome!
The key to this hairstyle is layering. If your hair is already layered like this, then there is no need to follow this tutorial. The chances are our hair aren’t layered to this extreme where the top is heavy and the nape is left with a few wispy curls. To get this look, you need a hair curler, some clips, hair spray and a comb.
First, separate your hair into 3 sections. The top part will be the ideal length of the top layer. The 2nd section will be the hair that you need to shorten. The lowest section are for the wispy curls. I left very little hair for the lowest part.
Start by curling the lowest section of your hair. When you curl, pull the thong downwards very slowly to make the curls tight and thin.
Unclip the 2nd section. Divide this hair section into 3 sections, left back right. For the left and right sections, twist them and pin like in the picture. After you have pin them, pull several strands to make them longer.
For the back section, criss cross them and pin to sides. Pull several strands to make some longer again.
Unclip the top part of the hair and curl them. This time when you curl, do not do it slowly. Instead of curling to the left or right, curl to the bottom like you are using those old school rollers. This will create volume for your hair. Do this quickly. The key is not to get curls but to get volume.
After that, use a comb to backcomb the back of your hair. Give it more volume.
Finally, spray some hairspray to set your hair. Tossle your hair to give a more natural look and you are done!
The result is a wispy windy look.
Hope you like it!
Fill in your brows with a light grey shade. I use shade 8 from the 120 Pro Pallete
After that I apply blusher to my cheeks and dusted some shimmer around my brow and cheek bone.
To start the vibrant eye makeup, I use shade 79 for the inner corner of the eye.
Then I use shade 106 for the blue eye shadow. Be careful, blue pigments are very strong in colour. Tap your brush to get excess pigments off the brush before applying on your eyelid.
Now for some creative painting! Get shade 54 and paint just below your brow bone. See the slightly darker area just above the blue?
Then, apply shade 80 on the brow bone. This time around, it is the last step instead of being the first step.
Use a liquid eyeliner and line your eyes. Keep the lower lash line thick but make the upper lash line thin.
Apply some mascara and put on your false lashes!
Gloss up your lips! Go easy on the lip colour since your eye makeup is quite heavy already.
This is how it looks like when its done.
Hope you like it! The makeup suits loose curly hair and some bohemian accessories.