Dyson Airwrap

It was love at first sight for me and my Dyson Airwrap! This product is a dream tool for a girl with thin and flat hair! My tresses are very low maintenance. I’m a wash and go kind of girl, simply because my hair is straight, fine, and thin, so it just dries out naturally and keeps itself straight. I have always wanted to have wavy voluminous hair, but it seems so difficult and time consuming to use a hair curler everyday. I have one, and have slightly burned myself a couple of times while using it. The Dyson Airwrap uses the coanda effect to style hair without extreme heat. It doesn’t damage the hair whilst still keeping it shiny. The complete set has 2 sets of barrels, a round volumizing brush, pre styling dryer, and smoothing brushes. Imagine all the looks you can do with this innovative hair tool! It’s such a hair game changer for me and I love it!

Posting a video about how I achieve the causal curls using my Airwrap. I use multiple hair products for the curls to hold because my hair is super fine. I hope this tutorial helps you. It takes a few tries to get used to it, but once you get the hang of it, it becomes so easy to use!

Benefit Brow Contour Pro

      I was anticipating the launch of this product as soon as I saw it in one of the Benebabes’ instagram stories! Benefit had me at the mechanical pencil packaging. It’s too cute! I felt nostalgic, as it brought me back to my yesteryears in school! lol.

      Aside from having a cute packaging, I thought it was very clever and practical to have an all-in-one eyebrow product. The brow contour pro has a lighter shade for the inner part of the brow and a darker one for the arch to the tip. I always do this ombré technique as it makes the brows look a lot more natural. It also has a concealer to define and clean up the brows, and a highlighter to bring light to the brow bone. I like that the product is long lasting too! It was still visible after an intense class of indoor cycling. I just wonder how long the product will last, I hope it doesn’t run out so quickly since it’s a compact all-in-one pen packaging.

I have received a number of questions on how to use it. So here’s a quick tutorial for you. It’s my first time to film, edit, and record voice over using my phone hence the difference in quality. I just wanted to get things done quickly and edit while lying down. lol. Enjoy the tutorial! Let me know if you bought one and love it as much as I do! 🙂

XOXO

Anj

Yellow Eyeshadow

I have been a tad bit bored with using neutrals on my eyes. So lately, I have been playing with colour. I received a lot of compliments when I wore this yellow eyeshadow in an event. It surely brought sunshine to my day. I’m breaking it down for those who are interested to do this on themselves. Feeling a little brave? Surprise yourself and try this look ! I matched it with a yellow dress for a monochromatic look! Enjoy!

Products used:

Products used:
Benefit Hello Happy Foundation
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
K-palette Eyeliner and brow pen
Makeup Forever Flash Palette (star product)
It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Palette
Benefit Browvo
Glossier Boy Brow
Benefit Bad Gal Bang
Natasha Denona highlighter in citrus
Charlotte Tilbury Coachella Coral Lipstick

6 Ways to Apply Eyeliner

Applying eyeliner is one of the most challenging makeup skills to learn, but do not fret because there are many different ways to do it. I can think of more than 10 ways to do an eyeliner, but in this video I will demonstrate the simplest way to apply it for an everyday on-the-go look, perfect for the makeup novices out there, and also a more advanced look when you have a little more time to prepare for a night out or an event.  The best tip that I can give you is to get pointed cotton swabs that will help you easily erase mistakes (because we all make mistakes), sharpen the edges, and make the wings aligned. Another advice is do not be too hard on yourself because practice is really the key to applying the perfect eyeliner.

2018 Makeup Trends

        Welcoming a new year means welcoming new makeup trends! 🙂 What makeup looks am I loving this 2018? Number one in my list is still the glowing and radiant skin trend. I made sure to prep my skin with the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream to make my skin plump, soft, and radiant. For the glow, I used the Cover Fx custom enhancer drops in sunlight. It is a soft gold liquid highlighter so it emanates warm radiance from the face, which brings me to another trend I am currently enjoying — gold highlighter! Thanks to Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty Killawatt Highlighter which rocked the makeup world at the latter part of 2017. If you’re not ready to go all out with yellow gold highlighter, you won’t regret giving pale gold a shot. Feathery brows are still roaming free this 2018 so I just brushed up my brows with benefit brow vo and and filled it in with hair like strokes with the K-palette real lasting eyebrow pen. For the lips, I went for a pop of colour and topped it off with the Kiko 3D hydra lipgloss 18. This year, you can expect radiant skin to pair well with glossy lips! I’m actually glad to set aside my ultra matte lippies as it dries up my lips and makes them appear cracked after wearing for a couple of hours.  For the eyes, I used a burnt copper shimmer eye shadow from Viseart Le Petit Pro on the crease and a Kiko Milano long lasting eyebrow stick with glitter specs, because glitter on the lids is still going strong this 2018. I just can’t get enough of KiraKira! Last but not least, I am all for the rosy tan spring/summer trend, it gives you a sun kissed look without the sun!!! I used a staple in my kit, Soleil Tan de Chanel, as cream bronzer and added the Kiko Milano velvet touch creamy stick blush 02 to give me that healthy, sun kissed, and rosy glow. What make up trends are you excited to try this year?

Products used:
– Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream
– L’oreal True Match (G2)
– Chanel Tan de Soleil
– Kiko Milano velvet touch cream blush stick (02)
– Tarte shape tape
– Benefit Browvo
– K-palette real lasting eyebrow (01)
– Anastasia lip palette (Burnt Orange and Vibrant Coral)
– Cover Fx custom enhance drops (sunlight)
– La Mer Loose Powder
– Viseart Le Petit Pro
– Kiko Milano 3D hydra lipgloss (18)
– Kiko Milano eyebrow stick
– Makeup Forever aqua XL
– Bohktoh lashes BT02
– Kiko Milano gold eyeliner

Get Ready with Me in Coron

For summer vacation this year, we went to Coron in Palawan. It is just one of the 7,107 islands in the Philippines! Why travel far when there are so much more places to explore in our own country?! The island boasts of white sand beaches, turquoise water, crystal clear lakes, enchanting lagoons, marvelous rock formations, and rich marine life — no wonder it is ranked as a top travel destination in the world!

We stayed in a villa at Club Paradise with a beach front that welcomes you as you step out of the room. I love that they serve coffee and hot chocolate for the kids every morning at the villa’s porch, where you can just relax on a hammock and listen to the sound of the waves and watch birds flying by as you sip your coffee. Snorkeling there is also a fun activity! We saw a giant clam, school of fish, stingray, octopus, and a sea turtle — the cutest of them all! We were able to book a Coron Island tour in the airport and we saw destinations like the Kayangan Lake, Twin Lagoon, and Green Lagoon. We hope to come back next time and explore the other beautiful islands!

Check out my video from the trip! Aside from showing you snippets of our Coron adventure, I will also show you how I get ready for the beach (with kids in tow) and my usual beach makeup routine. It is very light and natural! I used Benefit products for this video — it’s the makeup brand I use on my days off because it is so easy and simple to use. This one is special because it’s my first travel + makeup video! I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed making it!

 

Products used:

  • Boiing Airbrush Concealer (1)
  • Goof Proof Brow Pencil (3)
  • Browvo Conditioning Primer
  • Precisely My Brow Pencil
  • GoGo Tint (will be available in SEAsia sometime this year)
  • Watts Up Highlighter

 

xoxo

3D Microbladed Brow Makeup

You have probably seen countless sponsored videos on Facebook and Instagram that demonstrates microblading of brows, also known as the 3D Eyebrow Embroidery. It’s quite mesmerising to see none existent Whoopi Goldberg eyebrows transform into Cara Delevingne eyebrows. It’s a huge leap from the old school permanent tattooed eyebrows  that becomes greenish blue after quite some time. I like how micro bladed brows look if done well, but I have also seen horror stories online of microblading gone wrong! So if you are like me, who just simply can’t commit to one eyebrow look for 2 full years, and don’t mind filling in your brows with makeup (the makeup geek in me actually enjoys it :P), Here’s another option you can do with makeup to achieve that microbladed eyebrow look! I just find a sense of comfort knowing that I can erase anything I put on my face at the end of the day. lol.

For this video, I used:

  • Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil in shade 3
  • K-palette Real Lasting Eyebrow in shade 1 (don’t go too dark to achieve a natural look)
  • Benefit Browvo! Conditioning Primer