Friday, 31 August 2012

Review: MAC Mineralize Eyeshadows

If only I can afford to buy all these MAC mineralize eyeshadows, I would buy it at one time. So far, I have three (3) of these in shades of natural flare, sea and sky, and odd couple. These pots weigh 2.2g/0.07 US OZ each.They are pretty, cute, small little pots. I remember before I started to blog, I have read a page in ELLE Magazine August 2012 issue that they feature models with very colorful shimmery eyes in their beauty book. These are the product of reading ELLE. lol


What I Say:

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Galaxy Inspired Nail Art!



 Have you seen Disney's newest animation, Brave? Well if you did, you might have seen the short film "La Luna". It was so cute and adorable especially looking at the Starry Skyline. It was oh so beautiful!  If you are curious about it, go to the nearest cinemas and catch Brave! You will love it for sure.

Also, you need some catching up to Beyonce's latest performance for “World Humanitarian Day, I Was Here.” Such a strong song and it gives me goose bumps knowing that I am blessed compared to a greater population. Uhhhmmm, before giving in to my emotions, let’s get back to the topic. Ahhahahha the stage was amazing and the background was so inspiring! Have you noticed the galaxy? Full of stars, planets, lights! 

I was so inspired by these two clips that I decided to re-create the galaxy in my nails! Mind you, while I was watching the mid-season finale of Pretty Little Liars, At kept looking at my nails! Ahhahahah it was just sooo amazing that I can get lost just looking at it. Even my husband too can't get his eyes of my nails!

Brace yourself; I will take you now to the Galaxy...



STEP 1. Prepare all the necessary lacquers and tools; scissors, tweezers, toothpick, foam and nail polish remover. 


                1. Black lacquer
                2. Blue lacquer
                3. Yellow lacquer
                4. Pink lacquer
                5. White lacquer
                6. Glitter lacquer
                7. Base and Top coat

STEP 2. Apply your base coat to protect your natural nails and to provide a smooth canvass for your Galaxy design. Then, apply 2 coats of black lacquer and let it dry. 


Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Review: Bourjois 16 Rose Coup de Foudre Blusher


I bought this little pot together with the bronzing powder. This blusher is pretty, shimmery but not too much. It comes with a mirror and a brush. Again, the texture of the brush is rough so I actually use my finger to pat on my cheekbones. I believe this comes in 12 shades. I chose the 16 Rose since it compliments my skin.I think the 34 Rose D'or is pretty also. Worth buying at SGD20.90 (Php750.00). It smells like the old talc that my mom used before.


I can't say much about this blush because it will not be in the market for almost 150yrs for nothing. A great high-end feel blusher.



Overall, very fine pretty natural blusher. Highly recommended. And yeah!It does not trigger any allergic reaction on my cheeks like other blushers do. Now I am torn between two blushers. One is the Body Shop's Lily Cole Lip and Cheek Dome.






If you have any experience with Bourjois Blusher, please share your experience with me by writing a comment below or you can email me at glamme2012@yahoo.com

To know more about Bourjois products, please click this LINK.


"Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical."
Sophia Loren


Love Lots,
 
Mel


Outfit of the Day-My Blazer Obsession!

It is difficult to find a blazer that suits my body. I am short and plum but that does not mean I give up from there. It actually challenges me. When I go to shops, I always dig into the blazer section, trying to find a good fit, and at the same time not too pricey. Blazers are always pricey. This obsession started in college from a friend of mine which was a brown single-breasted blazer which was a bit tight on my arms as I remember it. It looked good on me, I was comfortable wearing it.I started to buy from boyfriend, short-fitted, tux to peplum blazers.And Oh!You don't have to spend much for a good blazer. I bought a lovely blazer from Malaybalay City, Bukidnon last time in one of those ukayukays and it cost me Php120.00 (USD4.00/SGD5.00) only and it was amazing. You just have to be patient sometimes.

I don't have a specific preference of the blazer I used but the most important thing to wear a blazer is to understand your size, shape, and height.

Today, I am wearing a white fitted boyfriend blazer and just  scrunch the sleeves up. I don't like to roll up my sleeves because it's too serious and boring for me. I pair my blazer with a blue pants and tucked in printed razor back, a to-go accessory and a teal painted nails. And That's It!







Makeup:
MAC Love Cycle Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Fusion Pink Lipstick
NYX White Jumbo Eye Pencil
Bourjois Delice de Soleil Bronzing Powder
Body Shop's Lily Cole Lip and Cheek Dome


Blazer: Mango
Razor Back: Forever21
Pants: Forever21
Bag: Louis Vuitton
Bangle: Forever21
Nails: MAC Salad Dressed
Shoes: Charles and Keith


"Fashion fades, only style remains the same." -COCO CHANEL

If you have a unique style, share your photos with us! Send to glamme2012@gmail.com

Review: Bourjois Délice de Soleil Bronzing Powder


I have been eyeing this bronzing powder for quite sometime now because of its reputation over the internet. It is an interesting fact to me that this brand is owned by Chanel or vice versa. I have an NC25-30 skin tone so a little bit bronzing powderwill help my pale skin. I bought this in color 12 for fair/medium skin at SGD26.00 (Php910.00-Philippine peso) in BHG Bishan Junction 8, Singapore. My first concern is if this will suit my overly sensitive skin. 

So here's the product info.:

· Cocoa bean – radiance
· Orange blossom extract – hydration
· SPF 15 – mineral filter (sun protection)
· Non pore blocking
· The product creates a natural summer tan
· Radiant complexion
· The texture is soft and comfortable on the skin 

WHAT I SAY:


Allergic Reaction: This is my first time to use a bronzing powder and so far serves well to my very sensitive skin. Yey!

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Peplum Wednesday!

Peplum skirts, blouses, and dresses are definitely in my closet. One main reason, to hide my big tummy!lol
I believe I got  this a size bigger that is why the shoulder is quite drapey but it's ok because I got this at 50% off. I used pins to let it stay put *wink*.









Makeup: 
Nyx 3 Eyeshadow Sexy Only
MAC Frost Angel


Blouse: BYSI
Skirt:
Forever21
Ring:
Aldo
Shoes:
Charles and Keith

"Fashion fades, only style remains the same." -COCO CHANEL

If you have a unique style, share your photos with us! Send to glamme2012@gmail.com

Lots of Love,
Mel



Flowery Tuesday Outfit of the Day!

I decided to wear a sheer flowery black long sleeve, body-con red skirt, and a pair of pump shoes from. I really don't like to use dramatic accessories to go into any flowery shirt or dress. A bangle and a ring will do. 

I am happy it's not hot today, so I put on some red lipstick and winged eyes.





Makeup: 
Revlon ColorStay Crème Gel Eye Liner
MAC SnowGlobe limited Edition/Sultry
Revlon Matte Really Red 006
Bourjois Paris Delice de Doleil Bronzing Powder

Blouse: Tracyeinny
Skirt: Forever21
Bangle: Cotton On
Shoes: Bata

"Fashion fades, only style remains the same." -COCO CHANEL

If you have a unique style, share your photos with us! Send to glamme2012@gmail.com

Lots of Love,
Mel




Monday, 27 August 2012

The Gorgeous Lashes!

This is a short review of my favorite mascara so far. I love this Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies Waterproof Mascara. I have tried and used other mascaras were I was disappointed a few times.The once I used before were smudgy and messy when I put at the outer and inner lashes of my eyes but this mascara so far is clean and easy to put on maybe  because of the curved-design of the brush.

My  lashes are long and curvy but the hair are fine, so this mascara gives the desired volume I want by building maybe about three layers. This generally lengthens my lashes especially my lower lashes which I absolutely love. And the smell, yes the smell of this mascara is not as strong as the previous mascaras I have tried and used that caused my headaches. This is the best mascara I used so far with an affordable price of  SGD20.90 only (Php730.00) complete with (1) Maybelline lip balm.
 
Cons: Clumpy and flaky at times


Note:If you bought one in Philippines, please let me know the exact price.Thanks!



And also, earlier this evening I passed by BHG in Bishan's Junction 8 Mall here in Singapore and bought some products from BOURJOIS which I've been eyeing for quite sometime. And now, I finally grabbed the Delice de Soleil bronzing powder and the famous blusher in 16 Rose Coup de Foudre. Some sources says that Chanel is owned by Bourjois and some sources says the other way around. I will search further tomorrow when I'll post a review about these two (2) products.



Whew! I am so sleepy now and I want to go to my dreamland.. Goodnight everyone!

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"Fashion fades, only style remains the same." -COCO CHANEL



Lots of Love,

Mel

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Lacy Me!

It's Monday again and bound for piles of work...Hmmmm.. Let us see how challenging my workload this week but anyway, I started my work-week with a touch of daintiness.

A LACY MONDAY FOR ME! ♥ ♥ ♥

I have been a fan of  anything sheer, chiffon, and lacy from young. I feel like I am a real woman or maybe I got this obsession from my grandmother, Mama Mila, who is absolutely my inspiration of great style. Soon, I will post some pictures of her *wink*.

Let's get back to my outfit of the day!




Makeup:
Nyx Spell Bound LSS644
Urban Decay Naked
Body Shop's Lily Cole Lip and Cheek Dome

 Dress: Tracyeinny
Bow Bracelet: Tracyeinny
Hippie Crystal Bracelet: Aldo
Belt: Forever21
Shoes: Heatwave
Wallet: Burberry

"Fashion fades, only style remains the same." -COCO CHANEL

If you have a unique style, share your photos with us! Send to glamme2012@gmail.com

Lots of Love,

Mel


Philippine Flag Nail Art!

+ the Katipuneros' Inspired Nails!

It's the National Heroes Day in Philippines, a commemoration of "the Cry of Balintawak" that happened around the year 1896. Basically, it started the Philippine Revolution against the Spanish regime and was popularly remembered as Katipuneros, led by Andres Bonifacio, tore up their CEDULAS or known as Community Tax Certificates.

Well, that is how I remembered it being taught back in school. hahahahha... I was very serious with my studies back then. Moving on with this inspiration, the first thing that came up to my mind is the Philippine Flag and the old Katipunero flag having red rectangular cloth with 3 K's printed or back then embroidered on it.


HERE'S HOW:

BB Cream Craziness!

I have read about these amazing BB creams and I really don't know how to use this since I  really don't put creams on my face not that my face is smooth but because I'm allergic to creams and had severe acne before. Whenever I put on creams, after an hour or so, new pimples will pop-out and red spots occur on some parts of my face. Anyways, BB stands for Blemish Balm which has the advantages of both skin care and make-up. It was actually started as a therapeutic moisturizers for patients who undergone laser surgery/chemical peel. Enough of the history! Let's start my first BB cream experience.




I was really curious about BB creams 4 months ago, I went to Watsons store in Bishan, SG and grabbed this MAYBELLINE CLEAR SMOOTH 8-IN-1 SKIN TRANFORMER which is about SGD15.90 (PHP550.00)  and about PHP229.00 in Philippines which is way cheaper (online searches).



PRODUCT INFO.:
Maybelline Clear Smooth 8-IN-1 Skin Transformer SPF 26 PA+++ Shade 02
(also available in Shade 01)

B.B Cream Brightens.Evens.Smoothes.Refines.Clears.
Conceals.Moisturizes.Protects Skin

Our instant skin perfecting cream is a perfect blend of 8 minerals ingredients. Our unique shade instantly improves and perfects your skin:
1. Brightens skin:visible whitening effect
2. Covers imperfections: reduces the appearance of pores, skin redness disappears
3. Moisturizes +Protects: All day hydration + helps to protect skin from UV rays and free radical

Clinically proven. No oil. No Fragrance. No Pore Clogging. Even suitable for sensitive skin. Dermatologist tested.

Friday, 24 August 2012

What Red Lipstick is Red For You?

Women are overly crazy with RED lipsticks. I am on the average. I love red but I don't know why I only love to wear it in a cold place like in my hometown in Philippines (Malaybalay City, Bukidnon). Maybe Singapore is too humid for me, so I usually wear it once or twice a week but I definitely love this for special night events. Ok, let me go through with the three lipsticks I have here. 
wearing revlon really red



NYX SNOW WHITE LSS569
This is the latest lipstick I have and I am absolutely surprised with the quality in ratio of the price. I have not seen any stores selling NYX here in Singapore but my roommate said there is one in Novena Square Shopping Mall. I usually buy my Nyx products via online.
All I can say is that Nyx Snow White is gorgeous red with blue undertones. This lipstick is creamy so it looks like you put a gloss over it. The color is too much for daytime wear but definitely a go-to for night affairs. The darkest tone among the three. What I don't like about Snow white is that it smudges easily on my lips or maybe because Singapore is just too humid. Absolutely affordable from SGD5.90-7.50ea here in Singapore and PHP220.00-280.00ea in Philippines(online searches).


Strawberrylicious Nail Art Tutorial!

Red Nails  are timeless. The color "RED" exudes self-confidence, passion, power and authority. If you are one of those ladies who l<3ve to wear RED nails to a fun and sweet way, we introduce you to our "STRAWBERRYLICIOUS" Nail Art.

Be BERRY captivated with our nail art tutorial!



HERE'S HOW:

STEP 1. Have all your nail art tools and lacquers ready.
     What you need:
1.      Base Coat
2.      Top Coat
3.      Red Lacquer
4.      Green Lacquer
5.      White Lacquer
6.      Green Styler
7.      Dotting Tool (we used toothpick)
STEP 2. Apply your base coat; it is imperative to use your base coat at all times to protect your natural nails. Then apply 2 coats of your Red lacquer and let it dry. Usually, newly painted nails will dry between 10-15 minutes. However if you are in a hurry, you can use your nail dryer or a small electric fan will do!

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

I Color Myself Blue!

A pure blue is the color of inspiration, sincerity and spirituality.
Put some blue in your life when you want:calm and relaxation to counteract chaos or agitation,to open the flow of communication, to broaden your perspective in learning new information, solitude and peace. http://crystal-cure.com 


So,  I color myself BLUE!!! ♥ ♥ ♥





 

I always love this saying, "forever classy" , so usually  I combine a classic color to the bright color either  with my accessories, my bag or my makeup. But remember,  you can always wear any color you want to wear as long as you can carry it *wink* . For this look, I combined my bright blue pants with white top (with pastel prints). My sky blue bow with my hippie brown crystal bracelet. I can't forget my ever suede green shoe .

NOW, I'M READY TO GO

Ankle Blue Pants: Forever21
Blue-Brown Bag:  Kate Spade
Hippie Crystal Bracelet: ALDO
Sky Blue Bow Bracelet: Tracyeinny
Shoes: Charles and Keith


"Fashion fades, only style remains the same." -COCO CHANEL

If you have a unique style, share your photos with us! Send to glamme2012@gmail.com

Lots of Love,

Mel
Beautyamare
 

Vintage Roses Nail Art Tutorial!

Tired of the usual french-tipped nails and the ever mono-toned nails?Let me spice up your nails by adding vintage roses design to it!



HERE'S HOW :

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Street Fashion is Yay!


I am knocked-off when people say that what makes a person beautiful is her/his size. Size 2?Yay!? Size 14?Nyay!?I am chubby but I love myself. And because I love myself, I don't care what people say with what I am wearing as long as I am happy. This is why street fashion is "Yay!" for me, being yourself no matter what your size, shape, and age.

Street fashion is fashion that is considered to have emerged not from studios, but from the grassroots. Street fashion is generally associated with youth culturehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_fashion.

http://www.hipgirlie.com
If you are a goth, a hippie, a hiphop, a barbie, a punk, or whatever your style maybe, go for it as long as you know you don't hurt anybody!Fashion is an expression of one's inner self and not a reflection of every one's expectation of what should be expressed. I love seeing someone walk down the street in their own world of AWESOMENESS!!!Dare to stand out!

So next time,  whenever you will go out  just follow what you think your style which I am sure would be unique and special in itself.

I'll end this blog with a quote from the famous Coco Chanel: 

"Fashion fades, only style remains the same."

If you have a unique style, share your photos with us! Send to glamme2012@gmail.com


Lots of Love,

Mel
Beautyamare


Monday, 20 August 2012

Smokey Hot Eyes!

I have been a fan of smokey eyes. I feel the glamour and sophistication when wearing it. As I am a newbie in makeup, proper techniques are essential  to achieve the perfect smokey eyes.  When you get it wrong, you look like a scary white lady in one of those horror movies. lol. The key to a smokey eye is pairing a lighter base with the darker hue.
I decided to do a black-dark brown-bronze-gray smokey eyes. 
(Colors may vary from picture to picture since I used my Iphone camera only) 









HERE'S HOW: