May 1, 2013 |
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April 2, 2013 |
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I’m finally back. I’m actually a little embarrassed that I haven’t blogged for such a long time. I want to have the perfect reason, but I don’t.. so I have come back with a Do-it-Yourself tutorial!!
Since purchasing hundreds of false lashes from Taiwan, I’ve realised that most of the ones I purchased are quite natural! I’m not a big fan of “thick thick” lashes because I feel like it drops my eyes down or looks really “fake”, but on occasions where you want to bring a little more attention to your eyes, the typical natural lash just isn’t enough.
This technique will also work for volumising your old false lashes which you’ve probably worn for about a week or two, and really need some freshening up!
It’s really a simple idea really, and I’ve definitely talked about it in my videos or posts before. The “doubling” technique.
By using this technique, you can upgrade the most simplest lashes to look more perky.
Lots of us spend hundreds on our favourite “style” of eyelashes, but we do not realise that these could be easily made ourselves with the hundreds of lashes we do not use.
Let me show you what I mean.
I’m taking the below two types of lashes.
The first box is a box I purchased from Taiwan. These lashes are extremely nice as they are long and really bring out the eyes, but after a few wears, I realised they didn’t have any volume in them. It was just long. I wanted to make a pair of lashes that would help my eyes stand out with miminal eyeliner and eyeshadow.
The second box is a box I purchased from Ebay. I’ve had a few of these sets of lashes for a long time. They were cheap but the band is stiff and really hard to wear. They would keep poking my eyes and I really did not find much use for them.
Our first step is to take the cheap ebay lashes and snip it in 3. I use a nail clipper because I find that it’s easier to cut. Ofcourse you can choose to use anything from a pair of kitchen scissors to a pair of nose hair clippers. ^O^
The step is to choose your piece. I like more volume in the centre because I feel like that creates more of a dolly (larger looking) eye. I know many of you may like more volume on the outer corner to create more of a sultry (sexy looking) eye so feel free to use the outer third of the lash.
I chose the middle piece.
Although this is a very simple technique, many people do not actually remember to “bend” the two lashes together. This will help to blend the lashes to help the lashes look more realistic and less “chunky”. It is almost to do so whilst it’s drying because once the lashes are dry, they will be stuck and will be hard to alter.
The result is subtle, but definitely noticable. I’ll let you judge. Excuse my eyes as I am not wearing contacts. I’ve cut down on wearing contacts now. :)
If you analyse the two lashes below, you can see exactly where I stuck the extra piece of lash. Be creative, you can add smaller pieces to different areas of the lash. Experiment with it and you will find which style of lashes suit you best!
Stop wasting money on purchasing lashes which do not suit you! Utilise what you’ve got. ;)
If you’ve also done this, show me your creations!
March 10, 2013 |
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I’ve never been a huge fan of blue lenses.. mainly because they stand out so much – especially in flash photography!
For some reason, I’ve never liked the light eyes look because I’ve found it so hard to match it with my eye makeup. But, I’m trying these circle lenses because I think it’s one of Xiaxue’s favourite circle lenses!
I love the design on them because it is so bright – It’s hard to find bright circle lenses that stand out on dark eyes.
With or without flash, the lenses appear amazing in photography! Lighting used here is just a ring light with my SLR!
Although these lenses are not large – only 14.5mm in diameter, they are still not very comfortable. I can’t say I can wear these for over 5 hours.. which is disappointing because I love the effect of the lenses so much!
I don’t know if it’s just me, but for some reason, I feel like the lighter the colour of my lenses, the more uncomfortable it becomes. My Shinny greys were alot more comfortable than these Shinny aquas! You can see my review on the G&G Shinny Greys here.
Enlarging effect: ✰
Anyhow, overall, I would still give it a high rating just because of the amazing colour!!
Without flash, it obviously does not look as bright, but it still sort of reminds me of husky eyes!
Anyhow, last camwhore photo because I recently wore this top out and got laughed at by a few restaurant staff.
It is supposed to read “I (heart) Angry Birds” but because I wore a high waisted skirt, it only showed as “I (heart) Angry”. Just a little laugh!
Until next time! <3
March 7, 2013 |
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Skylar Fashion has been a little secret since a few months ago, and I started talking about it back in December when it was supposed to launch. We got held up due to some technical problems and because I had to travel, but we have finally launched!
We aim to deliver fashionable pieces ready for any work event or party.
Here are some of our pieces I particularly like. Don’t forget that we also ship worldwide and free shipping to Australia over AU$50!!
Sleeveless White Blouse (here) RRP $30.00
Floral Blue Skirt (here) RRP $30.00
Floral Strapless High Low Dress in Pink (here) RRP $95.00
Gold Sequin Party Dress in White (here) RRP $50.00
Gold Sequined Tee (here) RRP $35.00
Pastel Yellow Skater Skirt (here) RRP $40.00
Strapless Mesh Candy Party Dress in Black (here) RRP $50.00
Studded Skater Dress in White (here) RRP $55.00
And because we have literally JUST LAUNCHED and you guys are the first to find out, I have a special discount code for you!! If you input FIRST10 in the discount code at checkout, you will 10% off your total cart!!
Now, as we are trying to get the word out, please support us by spreading the word on our newly launched store. You can tweet us, instagram or facebook us!
December 11, 2012 |
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After what seems like months of waiting for my ring to arrive, it’s finally arrived!!!
“Oui” means “Yes, I do” in french. ^O^~
I purchased this ring from Etsy early November, and it’s only just arrived at my house yesterday. It is made of sterling silver wire and a CZ stone on the dot of the i. Inspired by the Dior Oui ring, it’s one amazing ring I’ve added to my collection.
Sorry I’ve been so MIA. I’ve been away on road trips and spending time with friends and family. It’s almost christmas and I’m feeling really festive. What is everyone else doing for Christmas?
October 29, 2012 |
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Summer is coming around and it is finally time to brighten up again! (Ok, main reason I’m posting this outfit post is because I bought a new pink backdrop and was so excited to use it. HAHAHA #sneaky)
I usually try to balance bright colours out. Much like the rule of “either legs or boobs”, the rule applies here. Don’t over-do it. Less is more.
Skirt from Ally Fashion, basic black tank (forgot where from), White blazer from “Imprint”, Rings are assorted
And for those who are curious cats, my contacts are my usual GEO Bambi lens in Green Apple, my nail polish is “shellac”ed but I have Revlon Top Speed Nail polish in Electric over my colour (due to getting bored of the colour) and my lips are Revlon Lip Butter in Cupcake.
October 21, 2012 |
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Forgot to upload these pictures from my last blog post about the Nuffnang’s Talent Bloggers Program launch.
With the friendliest make up blogger ever, Superkawaiimama. I super love her. Her vintage fashion styling and make up is immaculate!
With my favourite girls from Nuffnang – Ida and Vanessa. Look at how happy they are when they see me. #laughsevilly
On a side note, check out the crazy studded boots Vanessa wore to the launch. I DIY studded mine too, but compared to hers.. mine looked like nothing. Check out my DIY studding tutorial here.
October 5, 2012 |
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I think it’s the trend again. I really believe studs have made it back into fashion again. Yes, it has. Who am I kidding?
I still remember a few years ago when I was trying to stud everything up. I had studded a pair of my shorts, and due to inexperience, after a wash, my shorts just looked half ripped and broken. Half the studs had fallen off and remained… looked like a pair of item you’d pick up at the “donate-clothing” bins. #sigh
This year, I’m doing it better.
Studs and spikes can be purchased from Ebay, Etsy or StudsandSpikes.com
Personally, I found Etsy the cheapest. My total purchase consisted of 400 pcs of 10mm 4 legged gold pyramid studs (link here) and 50pcs of 14mm gold screw back cone spikes (link here) and 50pcs of 10mm rose gold screw back cone spikes (link here)
The first part of my project was to stud up the pockets of my Supre shorts. I chose a cheap pair of shorts – just incase I screwed anything up.
Using the same studs, I continued to the back pocket. I still wanted to use the pocket so I decided only to stud the flap. My biggest mistake last time was that I did not secure the studs. These four-legged studs need to pressed in, so to secure it, I hot-glued the back of the legs. I highly recommend that you do this.
The last area I decided to randomly spike the opposite side of the shorts. This creates less of a “harsh” look to the overall shorts. I placed random holes using a belt-hole puncher (also purchased from Ebay for about $15) and put the screwback spikes through – attaching the opposite end of the spikes to each other with the sound of a click.
Once again, I secured the back of these screwback spikes with a hot-glue gun.
I was more than happy with the results!!!
I think it really turned out looking like a more expensive pair of shorts and I’ve definitely been wearing these more than I used to!!
It’s a really fun project and I encourage you all to do-it-yourself if you also want a pair of studded shoes/shorts/jacket!
I’m definitely going to be working on more projects in the near future with the remaining studs!! Keep a look out on any accessories or shoes I might be studding!
If you have also DIY‘ed something using studs, please show me!