Saturday, May 31, 2014

Ur Made Up Face 22 | Rinako

OMG! I've never seen someone so adorable and cute like a doll like today's featured blogger, Rinako (well maybe except Gin but her cuteness is quite different). When I came across Rinako's blog, I knew I just had to ask her to be part of UMUF. I was so happy when she agreed and sent me her post. 

Everybody let's enjoy Rinako's made up face! ^^

Hi, sweet cupcakes!

My name is Kristyna but my friends call me Rinako. I'm sixteen year old student coming from Czech Republic, the heart of Europe, who loves everything cute and Japanese, macaroons, porcelain dolls, dramatic music and deep meaning books.

Find out more about my life and check out my blog http://macabrefledgling.blogspot.cz/! (。・ω・。)ノ♡

I always try to look like a doll. ♡

I don't like silence, so I listen to music during getting ready my makeup. I absolutely love Japanese classical music as a background. It makes beautiful harmonic atmosphere.


I'm lover of Japanese high cosmetic brands. For example Shu Uemura and Shiseido are among my favorites. I also love to use cheaper Korean brands. I really like Etude House!

What did I use?
1. SHISEIDO Perfect Refining Foundation SPF 15
2. Dermacol Compact Powder
3. Dermacol MATT CONTROL Corrector
4. essence silky touch blush
5. DIOR eye liner from ALL-IN-ONE MAKEUP PALETTE
6. MAXFACTOR VLUMP DEFY mascara
7. SHU UEMURA rouge unlimited lipstick
8. EOS Super Size Hyper Barbie Brown Circle Lenses


I can't live without circle lenses! They make me look more like a doll and cuter. And red lipsticks are also very important for me!

I created this look because of a photoshooting for my blog.

Kisses,
Rinako

Friday, May 30, 2014

Summer 2014: Hair Care Routine

Hi ladies! I know I haven't been doing reviews lately but I seriously am trying myself how long I can hold back from buying makeup. LMAO. I've been on a makeup ban since January and wow, it has almost been 6 months since I bought anything makeup or skin care related. I'm in the process of testing out some skin care and makeup products sent to me so stay tuned for beauty reviews. I promise they will be up soon! ^^

I have never done a hair care routine post so I'm finally putting one up. Mind you, I have some products here that came from the same brand and the same line - I am not paid to rave about these products and these products were purchased by me. 

Before we head on to the products I'm currently using for my hair, let me first tell you about my hair. My hair is fine, of regular thickness and long. When straightened, it reaches about 3 inches below my bust. I naturally have black hair but I've dyed it lighter shades with box dyes and I have never bleached my hair. The primary problems with my hair and scalp are dryness. My scalp are so dry that it causes dandruff but it has been greatly minimized by a certain product I will mention later on. I also love curling my hair so heat styling paired with color treatment caused me split ends. My hair is not severely damaged but products that moisturizes the hair is always welcome. 

I hope this hair care routine will help you ladies with the same hair type to find a product that will help you minimize and repair your damaged hair. 



HAIR TREATMENT


I have been a big fan of LUSH products though it is fairly pricey - who could say no to vegan and organic products that works? ROOTS is a hair treatment that you apply on your dry roots (to state the obvious), leave it on for around 20 minutes before washing the hair. Roots smells minty so it is very refreshing. I have repurchased this product around three times already because of how great it works on my hair and scalp. 

So what does ROOTS actually do? It actually revitalizes fine and thin hair. Roots follow the principle of having a healthy scalp helps the hair grow healthily. Because of this product, my dandruff actually diminished greatly and my hair started growing really fast. (the only reason why my hair seemed to remain the same length for the past few months was because I kept trimming the ends for at least once a month for about half an inch to an inch). I wash my hair every other day, every 2 days at most and I always put Roots on my scalp before I wash my hair. 


Another hair treatment that I use at least every 2 weeks is a combination of Argan Oil and Coconut Oil. I use Organix Argan Oil of Morocco and Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. It actually doesn't matter what brand you use but Argan Oil and Coconut Oil have great moisturizing properties to hydrate your hair. If Roots is to the roots, then this combo of Argan and Coconut Oil is for your dry ends.

In a small bowl, mix around 1 tablespoon of Argan Oil and 1 tablespoon of Coconut oil. Mix them and apply on the ends of your dry hair. Leave it on for around 20 mins or longer. What I usually do is apply Roots on my scalp and then apply the oils on my ends, put my hair up in a bun and do some chores while I pass the time and then wash my hair.

Tip: If you are going to an event or you just want your hair to have an extra boost, put this oil combo on your hair the night before, place it in a bun and hair cap and sleep on it.



SHAMPOO:


Another LUSH hair product that I love is Rehab. I only use Rehab once a week, sometimes once every two weeks. It's a great shampoo and I really love it but it is more of a deep cleansing shampoo. It is great for your scalp if you have too much oil build up. Using it as a regular shampoo dries out my scalp and actually gives more dandruff so I only use it once every week or two weeks. 

For my regular shampoo, I use L'Oreal Total Repair Reconstructing Shampoo. I was previously using the Tresemme Keratin Shampoo but I stopped when I discovered this. This in conjunction with the conditioner, mask and balm makes my hair so soft.and silky.

CONDITIONER & MASKS:



L'Oreal Total Repair Extreme Reconstructing Conditioner is probably the best drugstore conditioner I've ever tried. It is thicker and slightly mousse-y in consistency unlike other drugstore conditioners. It gives great hydration for the hair even by itself. I use this every time I wash my hair except when I'm using the Emergency Recovery Mask. I generally leave conditioners on my hair for around 3 minutes before rinsing. 

L'Oreal Total Repair Extreme Emergency Recovery Mask is something very similar to the conditioner, hence I don't use the conditioner whenever I use this mask. I only use this mask once a week. 

The last product is the L'Oreal Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm. I use this balm every time I wash my hair regardless whether I'm using the conditioner or the recovery mask. I just apply it on my hair after everything else, leave it on for a good 5 minutes and rinse.

Tip: Rinse your conditioners with cool or cold water. It closes up your cuticles and seals the moisture. For more info check this article on the benefits of rinsing hair with cold water

I usually just towel and air-dry my hair because I absolutely despise using the hair dryer unless necessary. I find that my hair is more manageable and isn't frizzy when I just leave it to air dry. This way, there's less heat damage from the hair dryer.

With my hair still damp, I apply about a quarter size of Organix Argan Oil to my ends. Sometimes I would even put a dime size of Coconut Oil to my ends for extra moisture. Don't go overboard with coconut oil because it will weigh your hair down.

For styling, I use my Remington T-Studio Ceramic Curling Wand for curling and Remington T-Studio Ceramic Elliptical Wand for waves and I use the Tresemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer leave in Spray or the Tresemme Thermal Creation Curl Activator Spray. (Click on the links for reviews)

I'm not sure how the entire mechanism works but the combination of these products have certainly made my hair so much more healthy, soft, smooth and manageable. 

I hope that you have found these helpful and if you have any more questions for me feel free to leave it in the comment. Also, let me know if there are products that you can recommend me. I would very much like to try it. I haven't gone into more expensive hair products yet just because these works perfectly right now but if you know any affordable products or even high end products that totally works it would be welcome. ^^

Always stay pretty!




Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Summer 2014:Turquoise Lids

Summer is my favorite season and I can definitely feel it! It has been too hot in the East Coast lately well, except for the occasional chilly and rainy weather here and there. I've been doing my daily runs and exercises and trying to be fit and healthy to have a summer ready body. 

I've done a good deal of spring looks with my Spring 2014 series but now I think it's time to start doing Summer 2014 series of makeup looks. Watch out for more brighter and bolder, bronzed themed looks for summer.

To start off this series, subtle turquoise lids inspired by the beaches. I'm really craving the beach right now so here's the closest thing to it. A great pop of color that is only visible if you blink or close your eyes. I think my Asian eyes pulled this off really well. ^^

Here's the look and hope you like it! ^^




Face/Cheeks/Lips:
  • Benefit Porefessional Primer - Prime the face for a smooth base.
  • Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 220 - Apply a light layer of foundation all over the face to even out the skin tone. 
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 20 Sand - With a light concealer, conceal the dark circles. Also use it to bring forward and highlight the face, bridge of the nose, forehead and chin. Blend out with your fingers or a synthetic fluffly brush. 
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Transluscent Powder - Apply a transluscent powder on top of the concealer to set. If you have oily skin, you might want to dust the transluscent powder all over your face or to the areas where you easily get oily.
  • NARS Laguna Bronzer - Contour the face: hollows of the cheeks, temples, jaw and sides of the nose.
  • Body Shop Baked to Last Blush in Coral - With a blush brush or duo fiber blush, apply a pinky/coral shade of blush on the cheeks. 
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle - Lightly highlight the tops of the cheeks, bridge of the nose, Cupid's bow, forehead and chin.
  • MAC Lipstick in Chatterbox - Apply a rosy, muted pink lipstick. This will also look great with a coral lip color. 




Brows: 
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Naked 2 - Fill in the brows with a color that will match your hair.

Eyes:

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion - Prime the eyes with an eye primer.
  • UD Eyeshadow in Deeper - Apply a brown shade on and above the crease area with a fluffy blending brush. This will act as a transition shade.
  • UD Eyeshadow in MIA - With a deeper brown shade, take a dome brush and apply it on the outer V area and the crease. Blend out thoroughly. With a smudge brush, take the same shade and apply it on the outer half of the bottom lash line. take a clean blending brush and blend out the harsh lines on the bottom lash line for a softer look. 
  • UD Eyeshadow in Deep End - Take a flat shadow brush and a turquoise or teal shade and apply it all over the lids. Take the dome brush you previously used to apply the deep brown shadow to blend out the shadows on the crease. 
  • UD Eyeshadow in Flow - Using a peach highlighting shadow, apply this on the inner corner of the eyes as well as the inner half of the bottom lash line for a brighter eye.
  • Wet n Wild Eyeshadow in Brulee - Not forgetting the brow highlight, use a cream, matte shadow and apply it on the brow bone. 
  • NYX Slide On Pencil in Brown Perfection - Tightline and apply on the waterline. Brown is less harsh on the eyes and compliments the brown shades of the makeup look. 
  • Maybelline Volum' Express Colossal Pumped Up Mascara Waterproof - Curl the lashes and apply waterproof mascara! We don't want any mascara running all over our face throughout the day due to the hot weather. :)

















Sunday, May 25, 2014

Ur Made Up Face 21 | Jessica



Ladies! I'm so sorry that this week's UMUF got delayed. I had so many things to do and I couldn't open the file that was sent to me and ugh. A lot of things happened. 

Anyway, here's UMUF's next featured blogger, Jessica! I found her through Instagram and I love her posts so much that I invited her to join in. Here's her UMUF post and don't forget to follow her on instagram @jessica_ie. Don't forget to follow me too for #fotd and #ootd posts @urhappybunnie! ^^


I actually don’t know what to say at first. But I want to thank Joanne to give me the chance to be featured on her ‘UMUF’! :D I saw Joanne on BNT news’ web and I thought ‘she’s so pretty T^T’ and bang! Glad that I know her now. xD I saw another UrMadeUpFace (creative title xD) girls which Joanne had featured, they all are beautiful and unique with their different ways, showing different beauties from different nationalities. xD I’m so excited and hope you guys enjoy having me on this post! *heehee*

*bows* My name is Jessica Ie and I was born in Indonesia and I’m currently 17. I still have Chinese blood-if you might wonder-because many people thought me I came from somewhere else on Earth like Thailand, Korea, Japan…….?*scratch head* 



I’m still a student and going to a collage soon. I love singing, dancing, doing makeup my grandma’s food….and I’m running my blog on iamfoodeater.blogspot.com. (What a random name for a beauty blog—‘)

Normally when I do makeup, I barely have anything for background like TV or music. I don't really often watch tv '-') But I'm a bit perfectionist about how do I look so I usually do my hair too, like iron them with different styles each weeks. xD

So here's my Pink Pearly(?) FOTD :D
Here are the lists of products I used :D
1.     Clinique Moisture Surge Thrist Relief
4.     Maybelline Rocket Mascara
9.     Etude House Proof10 Eye Primer
10. Revlon Custom Eyes Naturally Glamorous
11. Sariayu Pensil Alis (Eyebrow pencil) no 2 - Coklat Matang
15. Coastal Scents 88 Original Palette

Detail of the eye makeup :