Archive | December, 2011

Double-Wing & Christmas Green Glitter

13 Dec

I picked up this super cheap green glitter eyeliner from Careline when I was checking out the cosmetic aisle of a local supermarket. I thought it was an okay product to test, given that it is my very first time to try something from the brand. I went home and did some dry-runs and I have to say, at P90 ($2), it is good. It is packed with cosmetic grade glitters and the gel is not sticky and smelly. Wait for it to dry before you build up, but only if you have to. One swipe will already give you your desired dose of glitz.

I created a look using this nice find. Perfect for the holiday season! Just a simple double wing, solid black and the green glitter. I paired the look with soft pink cheeks and soft pink high gloss on the lips. By the way, some have requested that I do my makeup on darker skin (because I am super pale), so here I am using caramel brown foundation. But honestly, light or dark skin, this look is wearable.

Hope you like it guys! Show me some love by sharing, subscribing, commenting and rating! Lots of love!

*Disclaimer: I started recording around 5pm and with the winter solstice going on, sun sank way too fast. Beginning of clip I had sunlight, end of clip it was too dark, and the yellow toned clips I have artificial light in front of me. Which is okay I guess, since this look is intended for fun evenings anyway! Teehee! ^_^


How To: Sharpen Make-up Pencils

11 Dec

Hello! This is just a brief tutorial on how to properly sharpen your pencils. This is for people who live in warmer/more humid climate. Our pencils are usually waxy or crayon-y, or doughy or sometimes chalky, right? With our hot and humid climate, the quality seems to be softer and in fact sometimes too soft that it kind of melts when you glide it on. When it is in this kind of condition, it is really hard to sharpen it. It gets messy and it doesn’t really sharpen well. Here’s what you can do:

1. Get your sharpeners, make sure they are clean!

2. Get your pencils all clean and ready.

3. You’ll need a Ziploc and a sheet of paper towel.

4. Wrap the paper towel around the pencils & put it in the Ziploc

5. Pop it in your fridge!
For waxy/crayon-like and chalky pencils (e.g. lip pencils) = 15-20 minutes
For drier and harder formulas (e.g. eyebrow pencil) = 8-15 minutes

6. Take it out and lay it on top of the paper towel.
This is to prevent the “sweat” from seeping in the wood of our pencils.
Wipe it if need be. You don’t want wet wood –  it might rot.

7. Ready for sharpening!
Tip: Sharpen pencils from light colored to dark.
“Freezing” them will harden the formula, it will make it easier to sharpen.
Plus, it won’t stick to the blades of your sharpeners as much.
When you sharpen from light to dark, you lose risk of transferring colors.

8. Voila! We’re done! ^_^”
Make sure you put the caps back, tight and secure!

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Oh! Do not forget to clean your sharpeners every after use. Use cotton buds and non-oil based makeup remover or old toothbrush, soap and warm to hot water for rinsing (so it will soften or melt the debris). Also, make sure the pencils are in the right size for the right hole. Otherwise it will not be as straight thus wasting a lot of product OR you risk your pencils to snap. Another vital tip: NEVER drop your pencils! It will break inside the wand, you’ll wonder why the core keeps falling off when you sharpen!

I hope you learned something from this simple but very helpful tutorial. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask me here or on my Facebook page (link on the right side bar).

XOXO,
Pika

N̶a̶u̶g̶h̶t̶y̶ Nice Christmas Look

1 Dec

This is the second part of a 2 part Naughty&Nice Makeup Tutorial.

This “nice” look took inspiration from the palette of a cool winter sunset sky. With snowy blue and a wash of pink. Can be paired with your white faux fur coats and silver and diamonds. Kept the eyes round and anime-ish for an innocent look. Did not contour the face for a friendlier more angelic look. I recommend you put fake eyelashes on to define the eyes further.

Wish I had silver snowflake earrings for this and white winter coat, but my country doesn’t have winter so I paired the look with my Barbie-esque accessories, which I admit, made the look Summery. LOL!

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