Eeeeeeey! It wouldn’t be my post if it wasn’t published some days later, hehehehe. Happy belated valentine’s day! Today I bring you a chrome cut crease – I didn’t want the look to be too pink so I added a champagne-ish color from inner-corner to the center and cut the crease with a rose-gold chrome glitter shade. All this, presented on a bitch-resting face.
I’ve been busy studying – it’s just getting more and more tough, and so stressful. So I took some hours off and put on some makeup and relaxed for a bit, even though I was going nowhere. I also decided to take a few days off Instagram to get my stuff done. I’m honestly spending way too much time on it and decided it would be better for me if I reminded myself that what’s really important is, that I’m present and doing my work as first priority. I get easily distracted, and so far it has been going well.
Besides, it is my birthday week, but I’m not sure if I’m going to celebrate this year, since there’s a lot to catch up on -.- ♥
First of all; this is a little sneak peek of what I’ve spend my mini holiday on at home. All in all I did 3 looks with 1 makeup-look.
Uff, I know it’s a lot of lightening happening on me, and lots of contrast/shadows in the background. I actually started to like this kinds of pictures – I’ve taken pictures like these before for my “Sprinkle of Ruby and Jasmine” post (here). It brings the focus on the main object (and less on my messy room 😂). The technique to get pictures like those – oh btw, I took these with my low quality iPhone 5s – I sit in front of the window with no lights in the room, besides from the daylight coming through the window.
Here’s the thing about taking pictures in daylight with and without a window in-between:
By having a window as a middle-object, the direct natural light will be shine on you indirectly. The indirect natural light is more diffused/soft compared to the direct light. Also the soft light will mainly hit the front object (in this case your face) and make you look brighter than the background. I’m obviously no expert on photography skills, but this is what I’ve found out while taking pictures. It also explains why the car-selfies has better lightening 😂.
To end this post, I’ll reveal that I won’t be posting any of those pictures I took until I’ve posted them on instagram. I’ve been so bad at posting things at the same time, mainly because I have my pictures ready-made for weeks. Whereas the posts on my blog just goes on whenever I’m done writing them or get the time to publish them -.-.
I’ll try my best to be better at the post-timing. ♥
If you’d been following me on insta/blog for a while, you probably know by now that I’m a makeup hoarder considered I don’t wear makeup on daily basis. My sister and I ordered two palettes this month and got some palettes that contains bold colors. I’m personally very very excited about the colors – which means I can create so many fun looks!
The new members of our family are Morphe x Jaclyn Hill palette and The Zulu by Juvia’s palette. Before I took the pictures, we had already dipped into the products to swatch and just try it on with brushes. We’re so impressed by the pigmentation of the colors! So buttery and smooth! The eye look above I created with the Jaclyn Hill palette, and used the shades: Pukey, Diva, Enchanted and Abyss. Diva is a beautiful teal metallic color. I added some silver glitter on top of Diva, to make it look more sparkly.
From the Juvia’s Palace Zulu palette, I’ve already done a Harley Quinn makeup look, and a yellow matte look, but sadly didn’t snap any pictures of it. You’ll definitely see some looks created with this palette more in the future though 😉 ♥
Hey guys! I’ve thought of doing some skincare posts – not that I’m an expert or anything, but just to share some products I use and works for me.
I’ve probably mentioned this before here, but I used to have really bad skin – acne prone, discoloration, scars and greasy. I did’t even use a daily moisturizer or any sort of skincare back then, and used to cover it all up with makeup. When I was 16-17 I decided to stop hiding my skin behind makeup and take care of the canvas itself.
I want to start off with my deep-cleanse routine, and then at some point introduce you to my daily skin care routine and nighttime routine. Of course I get too busy sometimes and skip it, but I try to do my best to get it done once/twice a week.
Productslist will be listed below.
When I deep-cleanse I:
Start off with a clean canvas – washing the face
Remove dead skin and clocked pores by using a black mask. I personally use 2 black masks – JorgObé black mask for center of my face and Boscia luminous black mask for outer part of my face.
Remove the black mask by peeling from the chin and pull it up toward my forehead.
Gently exfoliate. I use C-vitamin scrub to exfoliate the remaining dead skin and black mask I couldn’t peel off. Exfoliate in circular motions and avoid eye-area.
Wash the face again, and apply toner. I use the tea tree toner from The Body Shop.
Apply sheet mask to regain moist to the face. I recently went to Sri Lanka where I bought a handful of sheet masks from The Face Shop. It’s some Korean skincare, and so far I love them. Otherwise I suppose any sheet mask would do.
On the busy days where I don’t have time to put on masks, I use a multi-product (scrub + clay mask) from L’Oréal. I use it max twice a week and leave it on my face for 5 minutes before i wash it off in the shower.
I know I look a little lost on the pictures, please bear with me, I had no idea how to take these awkward pictures 😂
Hey – it’s me – with the terrible picture quality -.- Anyways, as I warned you, here’s another look from my created purely from my boredom. This could potentially look like a temple-look. I mean, like a really sophisticated kovil-kuttuvilakku look. The dupatta (yes it’s just a dupatta, not a saree), is from a suit I bought In Colombo. Obviously I couldn’t wait wearing it, so I just did this look, with the bun, jasmine flowers and classic red lips with simple eye look. All the jewelries are also from Sri Lanka 🙂
Products used on my face is listed below:
Foundation: Becca luminous foundation (warm honey),
Lips: H&M lipvenyl (screen siren) + MAC lipstick (Ruby Woo)
This is probably the last look I created before I went back to my own apartment. Since then I haven’t had that much time to paint, but I did create a halloween look, and some few experiments. I’ll decide whether I’ll post them or not at some point 🙂 Otherwise I have other posts waiting in line for you 😉 ♥