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Hello Beauties ,

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone. I hope that everyone is having a blast and a half lol. I’ve been having a quiet holiday so far,eating all the wrong things that I am going to regret later lol. I know I am very late with this blog post but considering that it is almost a week before New Years I’m hoping that it will still be helpful.

Let’s get to it then ūüôā

N.B I tried to recommend affordable makeup brands that I have tried to help out my budget friendly beauties.

The Red Lip

¬†I think the red lip can be rocked all year round but it definitely adds that extra sexy for the season. My favourite red lipstick is MAC’s Ruby Woo because I adore matte red lips. This lipstick looks absolutely beautiful on every skin tone.

Other brands to try :Arista, Jordanna , NYX and LA Girl

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Golden Cheeks

I think golden cheeks looks great on every skin tone. It gives that youthful highlight which accentuates your cheekbones.This look can be done using a bronzer or a highlighter of your choice. I’m currently using this one by KleanKolor and it can be used to highlight the brow bone as well.

Other brands to try : M.A.C , E.L.F and Milani

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Coloured Eyeliner

Coloured eyeliner is a fun product that can also be used all year round. I like to use eyeliners which are shades of blue and green for the holiday season. My favourite brand to use for this look is NYX .

Other brands to try : L.A Colours , Milani and LA Girl

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Winged Eyeliner

I prefer to do the winged eyeliner look using either gel or liquid liners. I also find that a felt tip eyeliner gives me the most control.¬†I’m currently interchanging between ¬†NYX , Jordanna and Black Radiance. I think the¬†winged eyeliner paired with the red lip is instant glam.

Other brands to try : M.A.C , LA Girl, L’oreal , Maybelline

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Shimmered Eyeshadow

I think the shimmered eyes are especially lovely for New Years Eve .You can use almost every shade of shimmer available (not at once ) lol . I love the look of gold and silver shimmer for the holidays. My favourite brand to use for this look is NYX but almost every makeup brand offers shimmered eyeshadows.

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Until next time beauties

xoxo

CG

 

 

Hey Beauties,

I treated myself to some goodies this week from ¬†Wonderful World. I was also excited to try the new makeup line ” City Color” after watching¬†this video¬†. Check out the video and take a look at my purchases below. Leave a comment if you have tried any of many new buys ūüôā .NB * All prices are in TTD*

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Waterproof Cosmetic Bag : $18

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Kleancolor Double Addiction and Sharpener in Topaz :$10

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L.A Colors Advanced Growth Garlic Nail Treatment : $16

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Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat : $43

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City Color’s lipstick/lipgloss in red and pink (there are no names on the product) : $10 each

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City Color’s SLIM Eyeshadow compact in Collection 4 : $15

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Ponytail holders ( I like this kind because they do not rip out my hair ) :$15

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Orly’s nail polish in Passion Fruit :$42 and Orly’s Bonder Basecoat :$28

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Jordanna Easyshine liptint in Watermelon Juice : $18

That’s it for my haul I’m excited to review all products so please stay tuned to my blog :). Also¬†like us on¬†Facebook¬†for product swatches and more.

Until next time

xoxo

CG

Hello lovelies,

I have a confession . I lost my virginity , my MAC virginity lol. Last month I went to the MAC store in¬†Westmall¬†with one of my girlfriends. ¬†She is a certified makeup junkie so I knew that she would be ¬†the perfect person to take along with me . Initially, I decided that I would only purchase two items ( foundation and concealer ), but I have to admit the sales strategy got to me …it got me y’all lol. As a marketing student I should have known better but as a shopaholic I fell for it hook , line and sinker . So let me just give a synopsis of what happened. I walked in , they sat me down and I looked fabulous afterwards . Let me just say that I wanted every product used on my face ¬†(the only thing I didn’t purchase was the makeup artist lol. )Sigh . Despite the hefty bill , I felt that this was an investment and the products have definitely made a huge difference in my makeup routine. I definitely believe in the mantra¬†‘Look good , Feel good’ .

MAC Spiked ( Eyebrow Pencil)

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I have been searching for the perfect eyebrow pencil and when the makeup artist at MAC used¬†Spiked¬†on me I instantly fell in love with it . I have been using it for the past month and it is definitely easy to use and matches my eyebrow hair perfectly . One tip for using this pencil is ¬†that this is NOT like the typical retractable pencils as it does not retract down , once you retract it up that’s it!

MAC Studio Fix Foundation in NW43

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I also picked up what I went in the store initially for lol , the Studio Fix Fluid Foundation . Now the first thing I noticed with this product is that it covered up all my skin imperfections . Honestly there is no need for any concealer with this product . Another thing I noticed is that my shade was not what I expected. I honestly expected to be in the NC family but it seems that I am in the NW family. Upon doing research I found out that NC stands for Neutral Cool and is for skin which has a slight golden glow and NW is for skin which is Neutral Warm , pink beige skin. Now in retrospect when I was born my mother said that I had pink skin so I am still unsure . I plan to ask the MUA at MAC at my next visit . Also when applying this foundation , to me it takes a while to settle and blend into my skin not like my Revlon Colorstay (Caramel) foundation which blends instantly . Here is a pic of me with the foundation applied and as you can see it does eventually blend in.

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I also purchased two types of concealers  Studio Finish Spf 35 Concealer . I use this for my eyebrows and I got the Select Moisturecover Concealer in NW 35 for my skin imperfections and under my eyes .

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I also purchased the Mineralize Skinfinish Powder in dark. This has to be my absolute favorite product in this haul. This product makes my skin glow . I love love love this product ! Best powder I have ever used.

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Finally I got two lipsticks . The ever popular Ruby Woo  which is a matte red lipstick and a lovely fuchsia lipstick from their supreme sheen line called Zen Rose.

Ruby Woo

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 Zen Rose

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Until next time lovelies
xoxo
CG

Hello lovelies ,

I recently purchased a couple makeup essentials from Halener Rustique which is a Trinidadian based beauty company . Orders can be made on Facebook and the company offers a wide variety of products from popular makeup  and beauty brands such as Coastal Scents , E.L.F , NYX ,Urban Decay and Bath and Body Works.

Now the items I purchased , I have been wanting for a while and I was absolutely pleased with the quick and efficient service offered by the company ( for a small fee my purchases were delivered to my office the next day) .

I ordered :

1. NYX Blush ( Cinnamon)-  Exceptional pay off

2.¬†ELF’s Eyebrow Kit ( Dark)¬†–¬†Great for defining your eyebrows

3.¬†The Beauty Sponge¬†–¬†A dupe to the beauty blender ,gives you a flawless finish

4.¬†Rice Powder¬†–¬†Great for my combination skin , used only in my t-zone

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Definitely check out Halener Rustique for all your beauty needs

Until next time

xoxo

CG

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