As you all know, if you have been following my blog, that I am focusing on “makeup for beginners” issues and share my knowledge with them. So in this search, I came to know about this store Quick Makeup Stencils on Etsy.com that I found so interesting. I messaged them and Valya was so kind to send me some of their best products to try. I received from them Quick Makeup stencils and Quick eyeliner stickies. They dealt with me very nicely and I’m so happy with their customer service.
Though I’m not a stencil kind of person at all and I have seen many eyebrow stencils out there but never felt the urge to buy them, what this store offered was different and immediately caught my attention as it was actually stencils to apply eyeshadows and eyeliner. What could be better than getting that perfect cat winged eyeliner in very less time specially when you’re a beginner. I knew I just had to get this. This post will focus on the makeup stencils only and eyeliner stickies on the next post.
The Quick Makeup stencils set I received has 3 identical stencils for eyebrows, eyeshadow and eyeliner application. Receiving 3 stencils is just amazing as in case something happens with one you can use the other. It also has the step by step guide inside which is very helpful.
This is how the stencil looks like. It has 3 for the brows and the rest for eyeshadows and eyeliner.
This eyebrow stencil is so helpful for those who do not know how to do their eyebrows yet using the kits in the market. You can practice with this initially before you actually get your hands used to this routine. If you have thick brows, then this stencil might not be for you as this is ideal for those have thin ones. However do give it a shot by trying. so if you have your brow shape from the above, then this one is for you 😀
This is one page of the guide they sent along, which you will receive in your kit. A detailed guide on how to apply fishtail line. Something I always struggled but now life is just much easier. Use a very pointed marker eyeliner for this one to get the perfect flick.
They have the guide for you from dramatic to smokey and almond eye makeup. There are few tips and tricks on applying this which I will share with you all shortly in a video.
There are actually 10 ways to use this stencil from eye shadow application to brows ,eyeliners and even eyelash application. Retails for $15 USD here and best part is they ship worldwide for FREE so it doesn’t matter which part of the world you belong to. 🙂
Please refer to the picture to see how I did my look the very first time I used it. Initially you would need a bit of practice but it is not difficult at all. I got everything right the 3rd time I used it. Will be posting an updated looks in a week , pictures and videos to be uploaded this week.
Hope you found this product interesting like I did. Did you ever use makeup stencils? How was the experience?
Disclaimer: The product/s mentioned here was sent to me for review purpose and all thoughts, opinions and pictures shared in this post are totally mine based on experience. I am not, by any means, paid by the company to write this.
I’m so excited to share with you all today’s post due to two reasons:
1. It is of a brand not everyone have heard of. Jane Iredale is known to be skincare makeup due to the skin friendly, cruelty-free ingredients the products contain, will enhance your beauty as well as nourish your skin at the same time.
This is going to be a first impression post as I haven’t actually tried the stuff yet except for one item and I will do a mini review on that. Detailed review will be posted once I have used the products.
The pouch is made of a very good quality material. The gold plate where the logo is on, is of metal if I’m not wrong. If plastic, then it is definitely made of the highest quality.
The products are wrapped in this cute paper envelope thing with “jane iredale” written all over.
A booklet with details of each item in the kit.
1.Jane Iredale Smooth Affair-
A face primer as well as brightener.
2.Jane IRedale Hydration Spray
This is probably the most interesting product in the kit as I haven’t tried in hydration spray yet. So this one will actually introduce me tho such products.
3. Pure Pressed Base, Amazing Base and a Face Brush
Pure pressed based is a mineral foundation and I actually have used it once. The coverage is surprisingly very good. I’m so happy as I got the perfect shade and on top of that it gave me a flawless look, very light and very good coverage. It doesn’t feel or look cakey. Probably one of the best foundations I have come across.
Amazing base is a loose mineral powder and a very cute brush comes along with these two face products.
With this amazing kit, I received three samples, by the way when you purchase from Basharacare, they will send along 3 free samples for you to try. I have yet to try these samples except for one which I have been using already, the Bioderma Cleanser.
Thank you so much Basharacare for this awesome gift. ❤ I love them already
For a while, been wanting to try out some aromatherapy beauty products and so I Googled them. That was where I got to know of Utama Spice based in Ubud, Bali. I contacted them expressing my desire to be able to try out some of their products and they were so kind to send me some of their best products to try out and share with all my readers. With many beauty products out there ,giving us instant result we want with too much chemical,we can’t really tell if they are actually doing good with our skin or side by side damaging it because of the strong chemicals used. Utama Spice products provides us Natural Aromatherapy Products that we can use to enhance our beauty.
About Utama Spice:
Traditional skincare company based in Bali.
Uses 100% pure natural ingredients and essential oils for their products
All products are made by hand.
Never uses binders, artificial colorants, preservatives or synthetics
Products I received:
Lip balm with a variety of 4 different flavors. These lip balms are so different form the previous ones I have used. They feel so light on the lips and literally hydrates it throughout the day. I guess it’s also the fact that I know they are made of natural products and so my heart and mind is sold to them but they are definitely amazing.
1. Utama Spice Lip Balm in Tangerine:
When applied, you’d feel a very light orangish aroma but not too overwhelming as we get to smell and taste in some toffees. In an instant you will just know there is nothing artificial in it. I have struggled a lot with lip balms as I have very dry flaky lips, but ever since I’ve been using this, it has just touched improvement!
This one is my favorite among the lot. 😀 See this smile on my face? hahha it’s all because of the minty sensation I get when it’s on my lips. I remember liking “snowbear” candy which has that cooling/minty smell and taste, I can have as many as I want as I just loved it. This lip balm just reminded me of that. The cooling effect feels so soothing and fresh. If you are someone not into this, so better stay away from this balm , if you are someone like me, then grab a dozen of this. Well , I know I exaggerated but you know what I mean. You will love this!
Isn’t the name cute? Wellkiss is for those who are looking for a kissable lips. The combination of Beeswax and Virgin Coconut Oil will leave your lips hydrated and the hint of lemon extract,lavender,citrus leaf and fennel will just be what you need for that kissable lips.
Oh these lip balms remind me a lot of some childhood eatables I always loved. hahaha. This one is Cocoa, and you definitely can tell it is even when your eyes are closed. Best part is, it smells so yum because of the cocoa aroma but not at all in an overwhelming way. It is just perfect. One can tell they are made with perfection and a lot of love.
First look at this mask and it reminded me of our Desi(traditional) face & body scrub known as Ubtan. In India and Pakistan, Ubtan is mainly used for brides-to-be to give the skin that instant glow.
Temu-temu face mask is a combination of clay and Temulawak. This works gently on cleansing and anti-ageing. No any fragrance or artificial smell of any sort.
How I used:
I made a paste using rose water, however you can use simple water for that. Applied all over face and left it on for 15 minutes. Then with wet hands, I gently rubbed it in circular motion and rinsed.
bright glowing skin
not oily at all(if you have dry skin, then moisturise very well after use)
To check the price and details on its webpage, click here
Utama Spice Clay Face & Body Mask
In a black and white packaging, this miraculous powder does wonders to your skin specially if you have oily skin, this is exactly what you need. It is made with 100% pure volcanic clay. Anything pure and natural, I’m sold! It sucks all the unwanted particles out of your pores and the whole skin, leaving it soft,fresh and clean.
How I used:
Mixed a little water to make a paste. Applied all over body and face for only 10minutes. It dried very quickly on the skin and turned very powdery with some fall outs and I sniffed some mistakenly, hence 10 minutes is enough for this mask. With wet hands, massage your face in circular motion while rinsing off.
soft,clean face & body
skin becomes dry immediately so, moisturise .
enjoy a healthy,glowing, non-oily skin all day ❤
To check the price and details on its webpage, click here
Utama Spice Rose Allure Body Butter
The combination of aloe-vera moisturizer blended with Rose Geranium oil works on making your skin softer & smoother. The smell might bother you when you sniff ,so don’t do that. I have a bad habit of doing that. Since it is hand made with all natural ingredients don’t expect a super duper sweet floral or cocoa,or coffee fragrance coming from it. But you won’t feel anything once applied on body. If it bothers you a lot, spray some nice body mist on top. 😉
How to use:
After shower, leave body a little wet not completely dry and apply body butter all over and rub gently with firm strokes until butter is absorbed. Focus on feet,hands ,knees and elbows where your body tends to get dry. When done, you may apply more butter on those parts. Don’t apply too much as this can make your skin too greasy.
Moisturised, soft and silky skin through out the day. And when applied at night before sleeping, your skin feels heavenly the next day.
Overall I’m very much happy with what I received, highly recommended and a must have for every girl. At least once in your life ,try non-chemical products, I promise you won’t ever ditch it. It is 100% natural, Cruelty-free, Paraben free and Synthetic free what else can you ask for? The container contains a lot of product unlike any other that will have 2/3 of product only. The pictures speak for themselves. Be careful in opening as for sure, some of the powder with fall as it is filled till mouth! With that being said, I’d like to request Utama Spice so add “instructions” not at the back of the containers as not everyone would know how to use it.
Thanks a lot Utama Spice for introducing me these amazing products.
So I guess nowadays I’m so into “eyelashes” 😀 My last post was also related to lengthening lashes, you can check here.
Today , I’m here with sets of beautiful Cruelty-free Mink Lashes from Pinky Goat. For sometime now, I’ve been wishing to get my hands on at least one of their Mink lashes as my friends have been raving about them. Not only 1 set, but they were so generous to send me 4 sets from their Mink Collection. Excited as a kid, receiving gifts on her birthday, I immediately took out all my magic makeup ,created an Eid Make up look just so i can try on one of the lashes. Boy was I surprised to see how comfortable they were. Okay before I go on and on about the lashes, let me tell you all, that I’m a coward when it comes to falsies. I fear putting them on, so not to mess up with my eyes as not long back ,I accidentally got the tip of the lash with glue on, inside my eyes. (Clumsy me) But my desire to wear all those beautiful,sexy and stunning lashes made me go out of my comfort zone and started practicing putting them on. As a newbie to falsies, I’d say Pinky Goat did a great job with these ones as they are light on the eyes and very comfortable.
About Pink Goat:
They are professional lash brand with variety of lashes to choose from. They have the Pro Lash Collection and a luxury range of cruelty-free Mink lashes. The Pro Collection lashes are made from synthetic fibres to create length and volume. While the Mink Collection lashes are handcrafted from authentic Mink hair, They say, it is cruelty-free as they are produced ethically and without harm to the animals as they are lightly brushed to collect the hair and thoroughly sterilised before production.
I received these goodies in cute,sophisticated wrap in pink ❤ It’s so pinky and I love it.
Below are the looks I created for Eid using Pinky Goat mink Lashes. For those wondering what on earth is Eid, it is a religious festival celebrated by Muslims as Ramadan ends.
Go ahead guys, and check out their collection, I’m sure you will love them.!
I’m so excited to share with you, review of VALCENA PARIS products. I stumbled upon their Facebook page accidentally and started checking local online websites where I can order and have an idea of pricing just to discover that they were not sold here in U.A.E. So I contacted the company directly and they were so kind and generous to send me some products to try. “Try” doesn’t mean I have been sent samples only but they were so nice to actually send me 4 full-size products from their range Natural Rose Absolute along with some samples.
Valcena is a beauty care brand in Paris, who believes that it is possible to combine science and pleasure to be able to bring to us all natural mechanisms such as protection, repair and cellular renewal to maintain the skin’s health and youth.
Facts you should know:
One litre of rose essence requires harvesting 3000kg of hand picked-flower.
Natural rose petal components produce a high-quality plant oil that is used by the leading perfume and cosmetics brands.
So let’s go ahead with the details ❤
Let me tell you all about my first impression feedback. Like any skin care products, each and every product came in a box. They are in glass and very good quality plastic bottles. Color combination is red and white as you see in the picture which I just love. Here, begins the feeling of “rose”.
Valcena Paris- Natural Rose Absolute- Cleansing Milk
– You open the cap and you already feel like sitting in a bed of roses. ❤ I know it sound cheesy but its a fact. This is an original texture, between milk and water. I’ve been using these products since 2 weeks now and since I started,I never picked any other make up remover other than this one. It cleanses as well as leaves your skin fresh and smooth at the same time.
Valcena Paris- Natural Rose Absolute– Day Care
Okay to be honest the day cream is really of not use to me as it specifically for those who have very dry skin and I have oily skin. So I used it once and didn’t use again, but I’ll keep it to gift a dear friend. As I believe it will be as good as the rest of the products I tried.
Valcena Paris- Natural Rose Absolute– Cram Serum (Action Jeunesse)
The term “Action Jeunesse” means “Youth Action”. This Serum is designed for women over the age of 30 years. It moisturizes skin and provides rose activators that will basically delay the appearance of wrinkles. This complete treatment contains UV protection and vitamin E, which are the key qualities of effective anti-aging cream serums. I apply this all over my face and neck after cleansing and it leaves my skin really smooth and fresh. At this age, I’m always hunting for good anti-ageing products and I’m luckily it came to me 🙂
Valcena Paris- Natural Rose Absolute -Eye Contour Roller Glace
This is probably my favorite product among all the stuff I received. It has all the components our skin needs to fight ageing process and will leave skin with Botox Effect. You need to apply it on eye contour area in circular motion and it feels so heavenly.The ball is cold and will leave a sense of freshness and cooling effect on eyes, I felt it draining away the tiredness of my eyes too. It is just a WOW.
Now let’s move on to samples
I received a total of 5 samples to try on but I really wish the sample held more products as each tube was good enough for two applications only. But still I’m happy to get them and being able to try as they aren’t available in local markets here.
Last but not the least, the gesture that impressed me……
A short and cute note from the export Director 🙂 This just shows how much effort and dedication is put on the brand and products. I truly felt special.
For someone like me who do not fancy floral scents, I am quite surprised I loved these products. The Scent of rose is just so heavenly that started searching for a really good perfume having similar fragrance.
Thank you so much Valcena Paris for giving me chance to experience amazing products.
Today I’ll be sharing with you about some goodies I received from Ebeautique ❤
1. Isadora Build Up Mascara:
The mascara says “Extra Volume” and so I expected my thin and short lashes to look like a full lash. But it didn’t exactly do so. However,you can build it up, I applied 3 coats and was done with it. It is definitely not waterproof as it says, but since I’m a sucker for non-waterproof mascara, I love it!
2. Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal- 65 Gold Rush:
This one is my love
What i don’t like is the texture and consistency. I find it a bit harder to apply. With my make up brush , definitely wasn’t possible. I applied with my finger and it was there perfectly.
Here is a look I created with it.
3. Stila Liquid Eyeliner:
Okay this eyeliner, is good in terms of its pointed nib, it is so perfect to create wings, the color is beautiful and very easy to use. But, It is not waterproof as it says. It comes off so easily with just a little sprinkle of water.
I know all these aren’t really latest releases of the brands, but I don’t want to be like just any other who will fetch the latest stuff only but believe in sharing my feedback about every products I used be it a release of 2015 or 2010. 🙂 If I like something, even if the item was a 2008 release, I’ll pick that again and again.
So, If you live in U.A.E and would want to purchase any of the above products or anything from drugstore to high-end beauty products, Ebeautique is your place. An online, shop that caters all beauty items from make up to skin care of all range! The seller is such a sweet person and very nice to deal with. All latest products are on instagram guys.
So, I’ve been wanting to get my hands on this mysterious piece. Well at least for me it was as Benefit claims it corrects and conceals redness and any signs of fatigue. It’s in a yellow powder form, the look reminds me of Ben Nye Banana powder though both the products are of very different purpose. I’ve been very intrigued by the fact that it comes in a loose powder form and works as a concealer because we are familiar with concealers in liquid and cream form. So the biggest question I always had in mind was, will it really hide imperfection?
Let’s first start with the packaging, the box is a mix of light yellow and black color, comes with the plastic jar but a good one not the cheap plastic at all. It comes with a puff that you will use for application.
How to use: Shake it well and apply the powder directly using the puff or if you prefer brush , you can use that too. I prefer using the puff it came with as I get to push the product into my skin very well with this than a brush.
So, I don’t really have much of redness on my face, but i did try applying it on some areas with uneven colors , the first coat showed a little difference and I applied the 2nd coat to get a better coverage. I’d say it didn’t really make that much of a difference like a normal liquid or cream concealers do, but if you want something very light to cover some imperfections, this product is for you then but if you want full coverage concealing job (sound weird ) then this one is not for you.
Special thanks to Ebeautique, where I got the chance to try out this product I’ve been longing to get my hands on. 😉 you guys should visit and check out all the other items they have. They take orders for several brands at a reasonable price.
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Finally got this baby in my hands, I know it’s late as this was part of Wet n Wild Holiday edition back in 2011. But it’s never too late to get your hands on anything amazing! First impression: It is packed in a plastic palette, feels very light and delicate. Colors seems intense and beautifully matte ❤ So here is the Wet n Wild I heart matte palette. It has 8 matte silky colors perfect for any kind of look from soft to bold, day look to daring party look. The eye shades have those labels stamped on each color to give you an idea on how and where to use it but you don’t really have to follow it and just play with it. So the back of the palette have some instructions for you to follow as a beginner. They gave guidelines for 4 different looks. Again I’d say go wild with the palette and create your own interesting looks. 😉 The above picture is a swatch of all the colors on a white eye base. I used my NYX eye shadow base every time I do my eye makeup. Now is the comparison of all the colors with and without the eye shadow base. As you see, the colors applied directly on skin gives a very light soft result while the one with the eye shadow base just popped up the colors. Example of one look I created, using this palette. For more looks I’ll be creating, please join my Facebook page to get updates. Overall feedback: This palette is very much ideal for beginners because of its soft matte finish , if mistakenly you carried away in applying the shades it won’t make you look like a clown 😛 , easy to carry around as it is compact and very light weight. Use the colors with white eye shadow base for a vibrant result of shades, and don’t forget eye shadow primer to make it last longer. Where I got this from: A UAE based online shop , they offer a lot of varieties of branded cosmetics from drugstore to high end. http://instagram.com/ebeautique