BLovet Beauty


The King Of Pop & Japanese Cosmetic & Skincare REVIEW

I cannot believe  that Michael Jackson just passed away.

The King of Pop is an absolute legend and its such a shock that he passed away at the young age of 50.

No human being can come close to dancing, singing or entertaining like him.

His was a life of fame, plagued by  endless legal suits, debts, family and image  issues.

When I watch his old videos, its like being transported to another time zone. Its like re-living my past and it makes me feel sad that this eccentric genius is gone….

I take comfort in one fact that despite everything, his music lives on.

 

 

R.I.P

 

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Moving on, I’ve been super busy at work and my desk is looking very cluttered.

My Practice Drawing:

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On the MAKEUP & HAIR front :

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After a serious hair frying incident and a rebonding session to salvage the over preocessed hair, I decided to chop off all the dead ends. I went to the shop and told the aunty to give me a straight hair cut and take off 3-4 inches of hair.

Now, when I leave my hair to air dry , its dead straight:

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I had a fun time catching up with my pretty and wonderful friends last night and at the end of the day, my hair would look a little more wavy ….

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When I curl this shorter  hair of mine, I find that it looks mighty short….I’ve always had long hair most of my life, so I guess I’m used to feeling hair on my back and framing my face. I would love to try a really short hair style but I know it will spell disaster for my fat face. Also, I am making a guess that my Hubby will be frowning, ALOT!

Men and their long hair obsession *tsk tsk*

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I  so want my hair to look like these Japanese Girls that I see in

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Right now, my hair is just naturally pin straight. It takes alot of time and product to make it stay curled. I must wake up earlier for the sake of grooming my hair ( but I’m so lazy) ! hehehe
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EYE FLASHER!

I bought EYE FLASHER  recently at Watsons.I am a true blue sucker for Japanese Products and this one was sitting pretty on the shelve with the most gorgeous wet SILVER Eyeshadow ( right most shade on palette). The Japs are so smart, they include simple instructions on the packaging to obtain 3 different looks.

My Favorite has to be the first one – Smokey Big Eye

*DeLish*

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IMG_5828I think the colors really compliment Asian yellow skin tones and they work together really well!

Many eye shadow palettes have certain colors that are crappy and certain colors that are gorgeous.This palette is that bit more special cause all the colors look great together and are so easy to blend, and they leave a gorgeous shine. I like the angled applicator tip that comes with the palette as it is suited for small areas, which then allows you to brighten the inner eye corners very nicely.

Also, the wet silver color on the right most is super super hot.

EYEFLASHER cost around $24 + and its worth every penny!

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{I used all colors in the palette for my eyes in the picture above}

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SEPHORA LIQUID

LINER

                    VS

SANA THICK EYELINER

 

SEPHORA: SEPHORA BROWN LIQUID LINER ( $20)

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WATSONS: SANA EXTRA HEAVY EYELINER ( $24+)IMG_5812

 

 

The Comparison:

**I won’t do a comparison in terms of color because one is dark brown( Sephora) and the other is black ( Extra Heavy Eyeliner).

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SANA

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+ Very easy to use

+ The firm tip allows for easy application even on the lower eye lash

+ Does not smudge when you sweat

– The Tip does not allow for a very fine application like Sephora

– Leaves a hint of color after removal

 

 

SEPHORA

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+ Very Fine Tip Applicator for exact and precise lines

+ Cheaper than Sana Heavy Eyeliner

+ Easy to remove

– Takes rather long to dry

– Smudges easily

-Occasionally leaves a reddish tint after removal ( this can look pretty scary)

 

Personally, I would go with SANA EXTRA HEAVY EYELINER. I find pen type liquid liners easier to grip and draw and I like the fact that my sister preferred the eye with SANA Heavy Eyeliner more than the eye with Sephora’s Line.

However, not to be too bias towards Japanese Products, I do find that brown eyeliner gives a softer appearance as compared to black liners and Sephora’s liner tips are thin yet firm, thus drawing a  precise line most of the time.

Everyone will have their own favorites, so do have fun experimenting!

 

MAKEUP REMOVER

(Bought this from WATSONS too, as they have a nice selection of  Japanese skincare and cosmetics…. THANK U WATSONS! )

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Another Japanese Product that I am GAGA about. This makeup remover is so so effective yet gentle at the same time. I think Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil has a serious contender and I think this baby may emerge the winner. WHY?

+WAY CHEAPER

+Removes makeup like a dream!

+No funny smell

+A small pump is enough for removing heavy duty mascara!

+ITS JAPANESE!

+No Irritation at all( unless u get it right in ur eye)

 

BODY – LICIOUS!

 

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Victoria Secret Berry Wash

* Changi Airport $18 +

+ Sweet smelling

+ Pretty Packaging

+Skin feels so creamy & moisturized after use

-If you have had smelly sweaty days, skip this. It won’t make you feel squeaky clean

Satsuma Body Polish
*Body Shop ( I’m not sure about the price cause my family has 4-5 bottles at home)

+ OMG, EXCEPTIONAL SMELL that diffuses all over the home

+Pretty Packaging

+Skin is left feeling very Clean & I am completed invigorated after a SATSUMA BATH!

-I skip this at night because it’s too zingy & invigorating for a good night’s rest

 

Hope u enjoy this review heavy post and have a well rested weekend !

 

CIAO BELLAS *MUACKS*


BLOVET’s FIRST AWARD , KL TRIP & A Seductive Look!

 

HEY FIFI!

THANKS SO MUCH.

 

I’ve been away in KL with a dear friend  and when I got back ,  I opened my email and found that Smoking FIFI gave me an AWARD!!!

I am squealing with delight 🙂

She is so

cute!!

 

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Oh since Fifi did ask, my actual name is Lane. I usually prefer to go by blovetbeauty for convenience sake. I’ve also made the assumption that only close friends of mine read this blog hence there’s been very little need for me to share my personal background.. So, for those of you who don’t know me and are interested, here goes:

5 Basic Facts about ME

1) I have a makeup artistry diploma from Cosmoprof. Nobody could really understand my obsession for makeup… Hehehe I don’t blame them.

2) I am 24, going 25 this year. My field of study was in business administration. A very general degree that I truly regret , because it didn’t turn me into anything amazing. I have a study loan that I am paying back and I hate it cause I was hardly in school. I love marketing and promotions and those were the only subjects I excelled in. ( wow, I so exceeded one fact here )

3) I work in a family rennovation business and have since discovered an insatiable love for aesthetics.

4) I am married to an IT nerd. A very good one at that. I married at 22 and shocked everyone. Even my mommy. Hahaha

5) I’ve been told I have a very stuck up look. Get to know me before you judge me. First impressions are bull shit & there’s time to hate me later on 😛

 

 

Kuala Lumpur

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Taking a short trip up to KL in a coach was a really fun (good company) , yet painful experience (6-7 hour ride gave me a backache).

We stayed in Swiss Garden Hotel ( pretty clean & new):IMG_5599

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We scoured the malls – Sungei Wang, New Times Square and Lot 10 in KL and I just had to visit their Guardian & Watson for a peek. Guess what, these lucky buggers have KATE selling in most of their pharmacies. That’s completely easy access to such wonderful makeup. 0de1_1

After walking around in Malls, we took a trip to Chinatown. It was a nice change from the concrete jungle. Here’s what I picked up on a small budget:

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Seductive Eyes with

MAD Mineral

Pigments

"mineral makeup" – products made of all natural, finely ground minerals from the earth, without any of the chemicals, dyes, and preservatives found in traditional makeup

Mineral pigments are not only free from all the fragrances and preservatives found in most beauty products but are extremely versatile and can create intense and vibrant eye looks.

Mineral Makeup Tips: 

 

* Since they come in a powder form and can be get messy when in a rush, I like to “make them stick” them with Coastal Scents EZ Prez

* Always use an Eyeshadow or Makeup Base prior to using minerals, as they are very finely milled and adhere better to a sticky surface

* Give MAD Minerals , Coastal Scents or Everyday Minerals a try. They are very efficient when it comes to shipping and have a large assortment of colors.

* For sensitive skin types, do not fret. Mineral Cosmetics can be used with minimal irritation for the eyes, cheeks, skin, nails and they are so so easy to use.

 

Steps by Step Seductive Eye with

Mineral Pigments:

First step before putting on any color is to prime the lids. Here, I used Sephora’s Colorful Duo Creamy eyeshadow. The beige-y color lends a hint of shine to the eye area. Also, it adds as a holding base to enhance the vibrancy of the mineral pigments.

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Secondly, armed with my trusty coastal scents blending brush, softly blend in a sooty green pigment on the double  eyelid area, keeping close to the eyelids and not exceeding the crease.

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With the same brush, blend a light blue color to the bottom lid

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Using MAC Pigment ( i forgot the name of this cause it was a sample ), apply and blend very close to bottom lash line. It shouldn’t cover the blue pigments completely.

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Using my fingertip, I blend a gold-ish pigment on my brow bone. Gold  complements my skin tone better than a shiny blue-ish white .

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Blend the darker pigment well into the crease in a back and forth motion or tiny circular motion

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Blend a lighter color near the tear duct area, to open up the eyes

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Subsequent Steps:

-Line water line with a dark pencil

-Curl & Mascara

-Fill Brows

Lips are kept sheer & moist

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* Add blusher & tons of

mascara for extra OOmph!

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thanks for all ur comments and for reading my makeup ramblings 🙂