Makeup Starter kit | Beginner’s Starter Kit

We women are so different from one another. While some would prefer vanilla latte(like me) , some would want to have black coffee. With makeup, it is totally the same formula. Some would want to have full makeup in their collection. would apply almost each and every item and go through the hassles of blending the colors of eyeshadows to getting the right amount of highlighter and bronzer while some would rather stay away from all of them and prefer having eyeliner , blush  and a lip gloss only.

Then there are those who knows that makeup runs in their blood and are sure that’s what they are going to live for LOL (exaggeration but I’m sure you know what I mean). But every girl has to go through the dilemma of deciding which beauty product should be in her makeup kit , as a beginner. With many friends and acquaintances seeking help on this topic , I decided to give my share of advice or suggestion.

My makeup beginner kit is very simple. I believe in keeping only what you need if you are just starting with makeup for the following reasons: (later on you can keep stuff that you even do not need :P)

  1. you might be on a budget
  2. you wouldn’t want to spend on something you never know how it would turn out to be.
  3. you might want something then realize that you don’t really need that after purchasing.
  4. the lesser products , the easier to learn and master your skills on them.

So we have all the good reasons to keep it very less.

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Here is what you need:

  1. makeup pouch/kit
  2. a lipstick or lip gloss- If you are wise ,get both the items for the price of one. Check out which dual lip gloss I am rocking at the moment, here .
  3. bb cream- applying foundation is a skill. I suggest getting yourself BB cream as it is easy to work with , no trick needed to apply that and not much of problem with shade. Once you are familiar applying this, go ahead and get your choice of foundation. You seriously do not need a face primer even as a pro, let alone beginner. (that’s another issue I’m going to touch later). Prep your skin before applying your makeup by applying moisturizer, it will work as primer and keep your makeup there all day long. Use your fingers to apply this and you are done.
  4. blush- Do no get carried away and buy a lot of colors. Choose a shade you think you’d like and good for everyday wear whether day or night.
  5. eyeshadow(Optional)- I labelled this as optional depending on what you really like. Some would want to just finish their makeup with eyeliner on, while some would want to get their hands on some eyeshadows. So choose a small palette with warm shades for a starter as they are easy to work with. No fear of looking so overwhelming.( what I have in the picture is NYX Love in Paris)
  6. eyeshadow brush- Get yourself one eyeshadow brush and one blending brush.
  7. mascara- Mascara is very important and shouldn’t be miss no matter what. Even if you are going for a makeup-free look, I suggest apply mascara in that case too. It helps eyes pop open and give it more wider/awakening look.
  8. eyeliner- No matter how we love gel liners as we see those perfect cat winged eyes, hold your excitement and get yourself pencil eyeliner for now. Anyway you wouldn’t be jumping on to creating that cat wing as a beginner, right? So make life easy and use pencil for now.
  9. concealer- A must have. you will need this to cover obvious imperfections as your BB cream might not do the job of covering everything.
  10. pressed powder- You need a powder to set your BB cream, for that choose one that suits your skin type.
  11. powder brush – to be used for blush and powder if you are using loose powder.
  12. angled brush- to give your eyebrows that perfect shape.
  13. spooly- my favorite brush to tame my brows before outlining them.

Hope you enjoyed looking at my beginner’s kit. What’s yours? Do you think I missed anything?

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Bloggers Award

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Hah!! Finally got to do awards related post after ages. Sorry guys for the delay. It might have taken 2 months for me to post but I did!! It’s always great to be nominated for different awards as I feel appreciated, noticed and this is a way to interact with fellow blogger and help each other.

So Lindsay nominated me for two awards and Mirror the love nominated me for one but I decided to merge both the awards as they are the same ad I feel so happy that through these awards, I discovered two more amazing blogs that I can go to during my coffee time. Interesting stuff to read and fabulous pictures. You guys should check them out. Go ,go go. 😀

Award #1 The Premio Dardos Award

The rules are:

  1. Thank the giver and link their blog to your post.
  2. Pass the award on to other bloggers of your choice and let them know that they have been nominated.

Award #2 The Beauty Blogger Award

Rules:
1) State the name of the blogger that nominated you.
2) Answer the questions you were given.
3) Nominate 10 people whose blog is about beauty or fashion.
4) Make 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
5) Let the bloggers know that you nominated them.

Lindsay’s Questions for me and my answers 😀

  1. How long does it take to do your makeup on a regular day?

15 to 20 minutes if simple eye makeup, no contouring and correcting.

2.Smokey eye or natural for a special event?

Smokey all the way…<3

3.What brand of makeup brushes do you prefer?

BH Cosmetics, Good quality at affordable price.

4. Do you ever go makeup free?

Yes, many times. In fact most of the time.

5. What is one makeup product you wish companies would improve and why (nail polish, lipstick, blush, etc.)?

Many to mention. Not really improve but stop bringing to the market like lip concealer, lip primer, eye primer, I feel they are not really necessary. Bronzer and powder contouring products should be the same and not separate, why make people spend unnecessary and on top of that makeup became confusing due to this.

6. How old were you when you started wearing makeup?

I was 25, eyeliner and lipstick only. I started wearing full makeup at the age of 28.

7. What’s your best tip for perfect eyeshadow blending?

Get the right blending brush, blend till your fingers hurt but not eyes. 😛

8.What brand of foundation is the best?

Many. But my favorite foundation has been my Karaja pore minimiser ,so for me it is the best. Otherwise Loreal and Maybelline has some really good foundation.

9. Who is your makeup idol?

I look up to Nikki tutorials on Youtube. I would want to be able to do makeup like she does.

10. What’s your favorite mascara brand?

Loreal, Burjouis and essence.

Mirror the Love’s Questions for me and my answers 😀

  1. Any blogging regrets?- None
  2. Biggest beauty trend regret?- Lip enhancers
  3. One product you think everyone should have?- Moisturiser
  4. If you were creating your own beauty line, what would you call it?- “Native”
  5. Have you ever had a beauty “disaster” while doing someone else’s make-up?- I still need more faces to be able to do some disaster. hahaha
  6. Bold eyes, bold lips or both?- I can go with both. Not following rules really, just depends on occasion.
  7. What has been your biggest life lesson so far? (taken from a question asked to me!)- Attend to yourself first before others, this way you are fit to attend to others then.
  8. Favourite music video make-up?- None :/
  9. What is your favourite make-up remover?- Bioderma
  10. What is one product you just can’t get the hang of? Or if that’s not applicable, that you cannot stand to use?- False Eyelashes. Somebody teach me the easiest way please!!! GRrrr

I nominate the following bloggers because they are amazing and would want to hear more of them. ❤

Aysha Sana

Rockette Queen

The single Life Unscripted

Living Life with Joy

Makeupateers

Happiness wherever you go

Nicole Elysia

Driftinglexi

Cookie and creams

Lainey Loves Life

Questions for you all:

  1. Best thing about blogging.
  2. why did you start blogging?
  3. You favorite post.
  4. Do you take photographs for your blog yourself? If not ,then who does that?
  5. How many social media platforms you have.
  6. How many times a week do you blog?
  7. Your favorite beauty product.
  8. Nude or bright lips?
  9. Best compliment you received ever since you started blogging.
  10. What is the biggest challenge you are facing in the world of blog?

Would love to hear all your answers , girls. For those who do not wish to do this, please ignore and if you are doing this award, do leave a link to your post on the comments section below.

Thanks again, Lindsay and Mirror the Love for the amazing questions.

My Post on BH Cosmetics’ Official Blog

Woot woot woot!! Guys this is so awesome! I am so happy to share with you all an achievement(well for me it is). True happiness is to get an email by one of the top cosmetic brands ,BH Cosmetics asking me if they can feature my blog post on their official blog. ❤ Above all, it is one of my favorite brands, so you can imagine my happiness 😛
Just a little information about this post, a lot of hard work was put behind this post just so I can help some if not at least one of you in covering any imperfections specially dark circles, using makeup and for that I used my favorite concealer & corrector palette I have from BH cosmetics. 😀


Never did I thought to even get noticed by them. I promise myself, that from now and onward, I will never underestimate myself and you shouldn’t too.


Now it is there!! yoohooo!!!! It is a big thing for me, because there are lots of bloggers out there who have featured their products and being chosen among those, is just a big deal!! My hardwork paid off.

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By the way, this particular post reached 600+ views overnight the day I posted, I heartily thank all of you who have read it, who have become my regular readers and all supports who ask me random makeup question in my inbox. Many of you have contacted me through emails with queries, guys I am so happy to receive those and be able to answer. You guys do not bother me at all and I am always happy to help.

Thank you BH Cosmetics , for this great gesture!


So here I am , on BH Cosmetics’ official website blog!!Yes, Click that <————

500 Followers!!!

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I so wanted to get 500 followers by the end of July, and voila! I have 500+ beautiful and amazing followers just by the mid of this month. I’m so thrilled, happy and excited. This is truly the best month of the year for me.

Looking forward to 1000 followers. Am I asking a lot? Well, ambition gets you to the success I believe. 😀 With everyone’s support and love, I know I’ll achieve that too. All these makes me work harder and is truly inspiring and encouraging.

Thank you everyone. 🙂

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The Liebster Award

liebsterYoo Hoo another award post! I’ve been enjoying all the awards lately and this is one has a very cause behind and that is to “discover new blogs” . The blog world has given me so many reasons to love it , a lot o helpful, talented and creative people here.This award is an example of how everyone makes an effort to get noticed and bring others in the front row too. Saute to all!  Many many thanks to R.Cubed for nominating me. You guys hsould go and check out her blog ,a lot of interesting stuff to read.

Rules:

  1. Once nominated, make a post thanking and linking the person who nominated you.
  2. Include the LEIBSTER AWARD sticker in the post too
  3. Nominate 10 other bloggers who you think are worthy of this award. Let them know they have been nominated by commenting on 1 of their posts. You can nominate the person who nominated you
  4. Answer the 10 questions asked to you by the person who nominated you and make ten questions of your own for your nominees.
  5. Lastly, copy these rules in the post.

Questions she asked me ❤

Here are my questions should you choose to participate:

1. What are your plans for the summer, if any?

Nah. No plans for this Summer just outing on weekends here and there.

2. What is your favorite tv show?

I’ve stopped watching t.v 😀 I used to watch Big Bang Theory

3. What was one beauty product you didn’t mind splurging on? If you haven’t done so yet, what would you splurge on?

I spend aed138 on Lancome Eyeshadow base

4. You’re offered an all expense paid trip to anywhere in the world. Where would you go?

Disney Land :P

5. Did you ever try a beauty regimen that you found unusual? If so, how were the results?

No, never tried unusal ones, can’t afford experimenting on my face. I stick to old school facial.

6. Who’s your celebrity crush?

None. I admire their acting skills but now that you asked , I just realized I actually have no crush.

7. What’s the inspiration behind your blog?

My love for make up, photography , helping and above all writing. ❤

8. Heels or flats?

Flats

9. What’s a good food place from where you live that you’d recommend?

I recommend P.F Chang’s at MOE ❤

10. How often do you check WordPress?

Daily. 😀

So here are my nominees :

http://mischiefismanagedhere.tumblr.com/

https://bwithbeautynumz.wordpress.com/

https://thebeautmum.wordpress.com/

https://iexpressblog.wordpress.com/

http://www.turnmepretty.com/#gs.89e414f53684436782428fe05750fecb

https://maryamasfand.wordpress.com/

https://cheonsadiana.wordpress.com/

http://stylebeautylovelife.com/

https://glimmercosmo.wordpress.com/

https://declarationsofaneater.wordpress.com/

My questions for all of you :

1. What is your blog all about?

2. How long have you been writing?

3. Do you skip breakfast?

4. Do you like shopping? If so, what will be the first thing you will buy.

5. You real name 🙂

6. Real hair color.

7. Weirdest thing about you.

8. A message you’d want to tell your readers.

9. Do you lie my blog? Hahahah Just kidding 😛

– Actual Question —-> Link a blog you like the most.

10. If you had to create an award for the bloggers, what would it be?

So excited to see all your answers dolls!

Congrats!

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The Versatile Blogger Award

The Versatile Blogger Award.
The Versatile Blogger Award.

Yoohoo!!  Another award. Thanks a lot Jaanethough for the nomination. I know it’s been a while since you nominated me but see, I didn’t forget. 😀 To all my beautiful readers, do check out her blog which is mainly about “cruelty-free” beauty products, we all want that right? 😀 So go ahead and start reading what she has to share with us.

Moving ahead with the award, following are the super duper easy rules:

  1. Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.
  2. Include a link to their blog
  3. Select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
  4. Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link back to the post on your site announcing their nomination.
  5. Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

So here are the SEVEN things about me ❤

1. I love taking risks.

2. I believe I can do almost everything. ( which is not really good as I tend to shift interests more often)

3. I’m scared of snakes and even a stuff toy snake :/

4. I have good control over shopping except buying make up. 😥

5. I love playing pranks

6. I hate the fact that I still have a lot to learn about the blogging world, from photography to content writing.

7. My next target is be a pro Make Up artist( means take up certified classes)

So here are my awesome Nominees:

My apologies for those already nominated. 🙂

Hope all the nominees get back to me. Would love reading ABOUT you all. Thanks again Jaanethough for nominating me. It was really fun doing this. ❤

Sisterhood of The World Blogger Awards

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So today, I decide to just dedicate my time in acknowledging awards I received ( not too many though LOL) but still my pride ❤

This one, is one unique award I must say! I love this concept. Seriously, blogging is so much fun! And with this award, I so feel I belong here already. Sisterhood of The World Bloggers Awards recognizes the voice of women bloggers around the world. Thanks to Cat Forsley for passing this on to me. ❤

Rules:
1. Thank and link the blogger who nominated you.

2. Answer the 10 questions your nominator has provided.

3. Nominate 10 other bloggers.

4. Create 10 questions for your nominees and notify them of their nomination.

Cat’s Questions:

1- What song have you been playing like crazy -? Or what are You listening to right now ?

I used to listen to Indian songs a lot and even danced on their music back before marriage. Now , I don’t listen to music much. I guess my interests have changed.

2- Too faced or Urban Decay – if You could only Pick one line – which one ? 

Too Faced

3- What – To You is the best thing about Blogging ? 

Best thing ,which also is the main reason I started to blog is, to be able to help other girls out there by sharing your experienced and feedback about a certain product.

4 – Who inspires You daily ?

My Kids are my inspiration

5-  A Vacation to Hawaii  or a Caribbean Cruise ?

Hawaii ❤

6- Favourite dessert ? 

Leche Phlan

7- Favourite magazine ? 

Aquarius Magazine

8-  What’s Your Motto – or what’s the saying that You love most ?

None 😛

9- What’s Your favourite sportBadminton

10- What is The best Thing that’s happened to you since You started blogging! 

I’m able to pen out what I feel and “how” I feel and share with everyone 😀

Following are my winners!! Yoohoo!!!

https://justmytwocanadiancents.wordpress.com/

https://fashalia101.wordpress.com/

https://tobinam.wordpress.com/

https://rosealexandrea.wordpress.com/

http://blushandlashes.net/

https://nailmattic.wordpress.com/

https://403beaute.wordpress.com/

https://beatfacefridayy.wordpress.com/

https://glitterandlust.wordpress.com/

https://coffeecurlsandconcealer.wordpress.com/

Questions for My winners ❤

1. What inspired you to start blogging?

2. What is the Title of your very first post and date?

3. Would you give a positive review to a non-deserving product? If yes, on what conditions? (Honest reply please 😛 )

4. What is your dream high end fashion brand that you would like to buy at the moment?

5. Rate yourself in photography. ( As a blogger, we know how photography is important to us )

6. How many hours a day do you give to your blogging ?

7. Current favorite face wash you are using right now.

8. How many lipsticks do you own?

9. Your favorite eyeliner style ( winged or simple)

10. Most expensive make up product you own.

 

All the best girls. Don’t forget to tag me or paste link of your Sisterhood post once you are done, would love to read the answers ❤