If you haven’t heard, VDL Cosmetics is a trendy and fashion forward international cosmetic brand that is now making waves here in Singapore. The brand was founded in 2012 by The Colour Lab of LG Household & Healthcare in Korea and is known to provide an extensive range of innovative beauty products from make-up to body care at everyday prices! It’s great that it’s finally arrived here in Singapore! VDL invited me to do a makeover with them at their store in Bugis Junction and to get more familiar with their products! I thought I might share with you my amazing makeover experience and do a little giveaway of their global best selling item at the end of this post!
When I think of Chinese New Year, I think of copious amounts of one of my favourite foods (pineapple tarts), hong baos, lots of red and gold and also…cherry blossoms! My nails were a bit drab and I had no time to go get them done like everyone else seems to have had this year so I decided to do them myself tonight and try a new design! I was looking up Chinese New Year nail art and chanced upon a few good ones but I really like how simple and classic cherry blossoms can be! Here’s a tutorial on how to achieve this pretty design so you can show them off in the next couple of days!
I woke up this morning and decided to do my nails. It’s Christmas Eve! I’ve seen so many people with these Christmas sweater nails and I fell in love with them at first sight. I could have gotten them done at a salon but who knows how much that would have cost me. So last night before dinner when I was waiting for Jacob to hurry up and park the car, I saw these babies at Guardian. They are the Model Own Nail Art Pens. I initially spotted them as stripers because I opened the cap and saw the thin brush but soon realised that they can be used as pens too. I’ve been looking high and low for these. I do own nail art brushes and pens without the paint but they are so difficult to use. I quickly grabbed three colors – the gold, white and black and took them to the counter. They were $17.90 each which was a bit of a hefty price tag but since I spent hundreds on Christmas presents already, I was like..hey let’s just do it.
Do you want to build a snowman? To be honest, I didn’t know I was going to like this movie this much. I really liked it. I watched it twice in two days. Yeah. I don’t want to give you any spoilers but it was so cute, funny, honest and just so cute and being the make-up artist in me, I couldn’t stop staring at Elsa’s hair and make-up! Gosh, those pink and purple lids with that windblown hair was absolutely gorgeous. It was so gorgeous that I woke up this morning wanting to do a make-up tutorial on it!
To recreate Elsa’s huge eyes, I had to create some dimension. After coating my lids with a white cream base, I added a pink frost because her lids are dazzling. I had to then add a matte hot purple toned pink to my outer corners and my inner corners to give the illusion of those rounded cartoon eyes. With a matte black, I framed my outer v and blended it in to give it a bit more oomph and to finish off, I added a bit of a shimmery and sparkly lilac just in the centre to make the eyes pop. Elsa’s version is much stronger but I figured you might want to see the more wearable and day appropriate look so I made this version which is for sure more “me”. Don’t forget your winged liner, liner on your waterline and false lashes too!
I’ve been sporting red lips like nobody’s business – just like or so it seems – the rest of the world. When I walk around Orchard road, I’m seeing more people with red lips than ever before so today, I decided to do my guide to getting those perfect red lips. I love red lips because they just stand out from the crowd. They’re able to make your entire look come alive and turn tired faces into energetic ones even though we might be faking it. For this post, I’ve chosen a few of my favourite tips and my favourite red lipsticks (with lip swatches too!) to show you.
There are so many crazy make-up trends happening these days – from lip tattoos to furry and claw shaped nails! Ombre lips have been in for a while now and I just love how it looks like absolute art on the lips. They’re not something I would wear out on a daily basis, but it was a monday afternoon off so I decided to play with my lipsticks. The essence of an ombre lip is just playing with light and dark shades to create shadows or highlight. Blending is also key so that the colors just melt into one another! I decided to do three looks to show you today. The first is in of course my all time favourite color – hot pink! Ombre can be interpreted differently. We just need to go from dark to light or light to dark somehow. I really like doing ombre lips like this because it makes my lips ten times fuller and gives you that glossy magazine effect! I didn’t photoshop my lips at all mind you!