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FABULOUS FREES from Style Boutique! My Makeup Look for the Grand Opening

A few days ago I wrote about Style Boutique and there Grand Opening (click here). The store was so adorable and cute and they had so many FABULOUS things, I was one of the lucky ones to have received free things! 😀

I even mentioned that I would share my makeup look that I wore that day. I like to call this look a VAMPY look just because of the harsh winged eyeliner with dark berry lips.  First I will show you how I achieved my makeup look then I will go on and show you all the GLAMROUS things I was given. Below you’ll find the pictures so keep on reading…

 

The Vampy Makeup Look:

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Vampy I’d say

To get this look I used two eye-shadow pallets, the first one was the Too Faced “Matte Eye Shadow Collection” and the second one is the “Naked 2” Urban Decay pallet. I will go to explain the colours that I used and which brushed I used to apply them. First let me show you the pallets…

Too Faced Matte Eye Shadows pallet

Too Faced Matte Eye Shadows pallet

The colours from top to bottom (left to right):

  • Tufted Suede (used it)
  • Chinchilla (used it)
  • Coffee Bean
  • Velveteen Bunny (used it)
  • Pebbles
  • London Fog
  • Fresh Linen
  • Vintage Violet
  • Midnight

The “Naked 2” pallet from Urban Decay has 12 colours, and out of those 12 I’ve used 3 colours for this look. In the picture bellow you will be able to see the swatch colours.

The Naked 2 pallet and the swatches below

The Naked 2 pallet and the swatches below

The swatches from left to right:

  • Snakebite
  • Half baked
  • Foxy

 

For this look I used one of my favorite lipsticks that I tend to use for special or GLAMROUS occasions, and the Grand Opening of Style Boutique is a GLAMROUS EVENT.  That is why I had to take out my secret weapon MAC lipstick “What Joy!” satin finish. Sadly this colour was part of their Winter2012 limited edition line, luckily if you like this colour MAC had a lipstick called “Diva” that in their permit line that is close to it.

What Joy! lipstick from MAC

What Joy! lipstick from MAC

I just love the berryness (I know that isn’t a word) of this lipstick and it goes great with all skin tones!

I only applied bronzer to my face using MAC “Raizin” blush in matte finish. I didn’t use any pinks or peaches on the apples of my cheeks because the lipstick did the job and brought the colours out of my cheeks.

Raizin blush by MAC

Raizin blush by MAC

How to apply this makeup look:

  1. From the Too Faced pallet apply the colour Chinchilla all over your eyelids til your crease using the Sephora “all over shadow brush
  2. Just to the crease apply Coffee Bean from the Too Faced pallete and blend it out wards and lower lashes using the MAC 224 brush
  3. Using the MAC brush 217 apply Velveteen Bunny from the Too Faced pallet on to your brow bones
  4. Where the eye-shadows Chinchilla and Coffee Bean blend in Snakebite with the MAC 217 brush
  5. Right under your eyebrows apply Foxy from the Naked 2 pallet using the MAC  219 pencial brush
  6. With the same brush apply Half Baked to the inner corners of the eyes
  7. Then I applied my foundation, conceler and presspowder
  8. After that I applied the MAC blush Raizin to my cheek bones and softly blended it into the apples of my cheeks and forehead using Mikyajy Blusher Brush
  9. Lastly I applied the lipstick What Joy! on to my lips

 

Now lets us go to my second part of this blog post, the FABULOUS things that I got from Style Boutique. They are lovely and to die for, plus you have to go and check out their collection or you’ll be missing what’s new in fashion that’s FUN-FRESH and EDGY.

I LOVE this top and the details that is on the bottom. It’s so CUTE you can either dress it up or dress it down. Here I decided I was going to dress down because it was the morning and I was off to university. I wanted to keep it fun with and edgy which results it to be FUNKY! This is something totally new for me, but hey I am young I can do fashion “mistakes” and get away with it. 😀

Sneak peek ;D

Sneak peek ;D

The so AMAZING shopping on top and just the the FABULOUS items on the botoom! ❤

The Top!

The Top!

In this picture I am wearing:

  • Top: Style Boutique
  • Balck under-top: Zara
  • Dark blue jeans: H&M
  • Shoes: Nike
  • Purple bag: Miu Miu

 

Valentine’s Day came and I wanted to wear something different. I didn’t want to wear any reds, pinks or whites I wanted to go on a different track. That is when I felt the need to go and be FABULOUS for this LOVE day and have fun and dress in the way that I love. After all I am a fashion lover so more than any other day I HAD TO show it on this day. How better to show my love for fashion than wearing this GLAMROUS gold and black blazer that was long at the back that has black chiffon. It was perfect! To check out more about my V-Day click here.

The GLAM Look

The GLAM Look

In this picture I am wearing:

  • Gold and black blazer: From Style Boutique
  • Black pants: H&M
  • Black top: Zara
  • Scarf: Zara
  • Black flats: Chanel

 

I had to go early into school because I had some things to do before I went into my class that morning. I just had so much to print out. The problem was that I didn’t have time to pick out what I wanted to wear the night before! So when I woke up that morning I was all over the place trying to get ready, I knew I wanted to wear my flats from Style Boutique but I wasn’t sure with what. Then I told myself my safest bet would be that I wear jeans because they mostly go with everything. At this point I would like to believe that I was right. 😀

My LOVELY shoes <3

My LOVELY shoes ❤

 

Fashiom is art, and just like art all that it need is talent and taste. We might not agree but there are some basic ground rules.

 

 

Stay Lovely,

N

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Today’s FAB Makeup Looks <3

Makeup, clothes, bags and SHOES what can I say I am a madly and deeply IN LOVE with fashion. Fashion now falls under a lot of things, that incudes FOOD the way furnish your house and even the books you read (if you know me back in high school…then you know I was a BOOK WARM). Yes I said it books, books come in and go out of fashion but literature remains. Just like in fashion, fashion might come and go but style is forever! ❤

For the upcoming blog posts (the next 3 or 4) will be mostly about makeup. I will be showing and talking about how I applied the makeup and review some of them. Will let me tell you a little secret I LOVE MAKEUP as much as SHOES! That coming me from me is a HUGE thing. So promise me that is will be between you and I. :p

Anyway let me go to the good stuff, in the post I will be talking about TWO makeup styles. One was I was wearing yesterday but recreated the look today. The other one is a FUN SPRING look that I hope you guys would enjoy. First I will show you what I was wearing yesterday then I will go more about the make. So stay tuned and keep on reading!

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Jeans, something I don’t do often

In this picture I am wearing:

  • Mustered top: H&M
  • Brown skull scarf: Artalkw (check it out Instagram)
  • Jeans: American Eagle
  • Shoes: Style Boutique (a store based in Kuwait)

I wore this look yesterday for university. I need something fast because I had to go to school early to print out some stuff. I knew that I wanted to wear my FABULOUS shoes that Style Boutique gave me. So I stayed most of the morning wonder what to wear with it, and then I told myself you can’t go wrong with jeans. I hope I was right, because I liked to believe I was. To check out my blog post about Style Boutique Grand Opening of their new branch press here.

 

Smokey Grey Eyes

Now let me go on and tell you how I applied my makeup for that day. Below you will see a close-up of the makeup.

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Morning dark makeup

I usally don’t wear dark eye makup in the day, especially in the mornings. However, that day I was inspired by dark grey and I really wanted to use my Too Faced pallet “Matte Eye Shadow collection.

For applying my makeup I used my PERFECTLY PLUSH BRUSH KIT Essentia that I got from MAC’s limited edition collection. I call these my personal brushes and I don’t use them on anyone but myslf.

 

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The GREEN makeup brushes!!

From left to write the brushes:

  • MAC 190SE: Foundation Brush
  • MAC 129SE: Powder/Blush Brush
  • MAC 275SE: Small Angle Shading Brush
  • MAC 226SE: Small Tapered Blending Brush
  • MAC 266SE: Small Angle Brush

 

My Too Faced  “matte eye-shadow” pallet that I got from Sephora. From this platte I used the third line, which is the “grey” line of the pallet. This line is called the CLASSIC.

Matte eye shadow pallet

Matte eye shadow pallet

The swatches are the left side of the picture. The colours of the eye-shadow from left to right:

  • London Fog
  • Pebbles
  • Velveteen Bunny

 

The blush I used was from MAC from their limited edition line.

PINK

PINK

The blush is called  “Easy Manner” and it’s stian finish.

How to apply this makeup look:

  1. Apply the colour Pebbles all over your eyelids till your crease using the MAC 275SE
  2. To your outer-V apply London Fog and blend it into your crease using the MAC 226SE
  3. Using the MAC 275SE apply Velveteen Bunny to your brow bones
  4. To your lashes apply London Fog using MAC 266SE
  5. In the inner corner of your eyes apply Velveteen Bunny using the MAC 266SE
  6. On the upper lash line apply MAC Carbon Eye shadow (not shown on the blog post) using the  MAC 266SE
  7. After that I applied my foundation using the MAC 190SE, then apply your mascara
  8. I countered my face using the blush by MAC “Raizin” matte finish using the MAC 129ES. I countered my cheeks, forehead and nose
  9. After that I applied blush Easy Manner by MAC on the applies of my cheeks
  10. On my lips I applied MAC “Mocha” lipstick satin finish and MAC “Fashion Scoop” cremesheen glass to the centre of my lips

 

A Spring Fun Look

So I’ve had I got FABULOUSNESS 5 Smokey Eyes that I was from MAC’s limited edition line for some months now and I haven’t really used. They came out with this line with spring in mind, so I was like PERFECT I should create a makeup look using this pallet. I hope you like this look :D. I would even like to mention that even for this look I used my green makeup brushes that I got from MAC. Read more to see how I achieved this look!

FUN spring, I just love flowers

FUN spring, I just love flowers

I just love how the pallet looks like a mini wallet. It’s SUPER CUTE and lovely.

FABULOUSNESS 5 Smokey Eyes

FABULOUSNESS 5 Smokey Eyes

On the left side of the picture you can see how the pallet looks on the outside (just CUTE), and on the right side is the eye-shadows. From left to right of the eye-shadows the colours are:

  • Taupeless (satin finish)
  • Satin Taupe (satin finish)
  • Love Spice (shimmery finish
  • Vintage Allure (matt finish) Top
  • Black Slip (stain finish) Bottom

To see the swatches of the eye-shadows please click here.

The lipstick that I used was aslo from MAC from their VIVA GLAM collection “Nicki” lipstick. I just love the soft brightness of the lipsick!

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The lipstick on top and the swatch on the bottom

How to apply this makeup look:

  1. Apply Taupeless all over the eyelids till your crease using the MAC 275SE
  2. To your crease beleand  in Satin Taupe using MAC 226SE
  3. To your outter-V apply and in Black Slip using also MAC 226SE
  4. With MAC 266SE apply Vintage Allure to your lower lashes
  5. Apply Love Spice to your inner corners and brow bone using MAC 226SE
  6. On your upper lashes apply Vintage Allure using the MAC 266SE to act as an eyeliner
  7. After that I applied my foundation using the MAC 190SE and applied my mascra
  8. Here I didn’t counter becase I wanted the makeup and face to be a bit soft, so I only applied MAC blush Easy Manner to the applies of cheeks
  9. Lastly I applied my lipstick “Nicki” VIVA GLAM by MAC

 

 

I really wish you liked these makeup looks. Tell me what you think in the comments below.

 

Stay Lovely,

N

 

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Christmas Party Makeup <3

It’s DECEMBER! Well if you have a calendar then you know it’s December :p. So what comes in December…the number ONE holiday that people around the world love to celebrate CHRISTMAS. Different countries around the world celebrate Christmas differently. Just how WE all celebrate our birthdays differently. Anyway I should STOP rumbling and tell you that this post is a MAKEUP post, A CHRISTMAS PARTY MAKEUP LOOK! I know that Christmas is 2 weeks away, but HEY we need to prepare :D.

Below you’ll find a picture (pictures) of my look and then explanation of how I created the look. DON’T worry I even did create a tutorial video, it will be uploaded. Just to let you know I’m going to create a whole post about my Vlog-YouTube channel. Stay tuned for that! 😀

My Christmas Party Makup Look <3

My Christmas Party Makup Look ❤

Now you’ll see the makeup tools that I used and products, after that I will be explaning how I applied the “eye makeup”.

The Brushes

The Brushes

The makeup brushes (tools) that I used:

  • MAC: 217 Blending Brush
  • Mikajy- Eye Shadow Brush
  • Sephora: all over shadow brush
  • Sephora: glitter eye shadow brush

 

The Glitter and Shimmer

The Glitter and Shimmer

Sephora eyeshdows that I used (top to bottom):

  • Sephora Moonshadow baked palette: White gold
  • Sephora Eye shadow intense black N*01: Light grey (silver)

 

Eye Shadow

Eye Shadow

Too Faced “Matt Eyes Shadow Collection”  colours that I used (top to bottom)

  • Pebble
  • Tufted Suede
  • Fresh Linen

 

Lips and Lines

Lips and Lines

 

  • MakeUpForEver Mat 8: Rouge Artist Intense
  • MAC lip pencil: Cherry
  • Sephora liquid eyeliner: Black N*0

 

Blushes

Blushes

The proudcts that I’ve used (top to bottom):

  • Benefit: Dallas
  • MAC: Fleur Power
  • Mikyaj: Blusher Brush

 

Steps to applying the eye makeup:

  1. Apply your eye shadow primer, then after apply a cream eye shadow that is a simliar colour to the giltter eyesdow.
  2. Using the Sephora “silicon giltter eye shadow brush” apply the white gold glitter.
  3. After apply your matt grey eye shadow the Pebbles to your crease and outer V using the Sephora “all over shadow brush” and wing it out to create a cat-eye with the eye shadow.
  4. Then blend out the Pebbles eye shadow with a highlighting colour Fresh Linen using the MAC “217 blending brush” to blend out any harsh lines.
  5. When your done with step 3, apply a netural colour under your eye brows Tufted Suede with the Mikyajy “eye shadow brush” perforable a shade lighter then your skin colour.
  6. On the outer corner of your lower lashes apply Pebbles using the tip of the Mikyajy “eye shadow brush”.
  7. With the same brush apply the Sephora light grey into the inner corner of yout lower lashes.
  8. Then apply your black liquid eyeliner from Sephora.
  9. Apply your mascara and flase lashes (optional).

 

Steps to apply the Blush:

  1. Place the Dallas from Benefit (bronzer) under your check-bones,  using the Mikyajy “blusher brush”.
  2. With the same brush apply the MAC fluer power blush apples of your checks.

 

Steps to apply the lip products:

  1. Outline your lips with MAC cherry lip pencil.
  2. After that fill in your lips with MakeUpForEver rough artist intense lipstik.

 

Hope you enjoyed this post as much as I had fun creating this look. Let me know if you want me to creat other holiday Christmas look, plus I might even doing nails still not sure. Either way I will let you know and stay tuned for more.

 

Staly Lovely,

N

 

 

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Eye Lushes

As I mentioned in an earlier article “Henna Time!” I applied false eyelashes; it was one of the things I got pampered too. This is the second time that applied them, but last time they didn’t last long because I didn’t take care of them. For both of the times I got the service the eyelashes done at Beauty Image salon (the salon is not paying for these articles, I just like going there). It only took about 20 minutes to apply them and they last for 2 weeks if maintained properly. I like them they look very natural but still make a GREAT statement.

It’s like having mascra for 24/7 and you don’t get to feel them at all!

So what do you think about the eyelashes, did you ever get false eyelashes? For how long did they last?

Stay lovely,

N

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