PLNDR is the sister website of Karmaloop and is an exclusive “member’s only” area for Karmaloop customers! The concept is much like Ozsale, BrandsExclusive, and I’m sure many other websites out there. But the good thing with PLNDR is that it focuses on fashion.
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. ;)
Removing your make up after each day is the most important step of your preparation to sleep.
I wear foundation/powder/BB Cream every single day (working days and weekends) so make up removal is a critical step for me. Many girls seem to confuse “removing make up” with “cleansing face”… both steps are critical.
To end each day, I typically start off with wet wipes to remove my face makeup. I’ve tried a few different brands and you can go with each ever one you think is the most effective for you.
For eyes & lips, I’ve found that Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) has worked the best. It’s pure, natural and removes stubborn waterproof makeup without having to tug onto your skin (which causes wrinkles and aging).
With that, you have completed the steps of “makeup removal”.
Lastly, you must cleanse your face. This means.. removing any remnants of the EVOO or residue from the wet wipes.
By the time I get to this step, I tend to be quite lazy. I feel like I’ve already removed my make up and don’t want to have to double cleanse my face..
This is where.. Clearasil Perfectawash is handy!
With the ease of an on & off switch and a simple touch, Clearasil’s Perfecta Wash automatically dispenses exactly 1.5mL of product to cleanse your face. No more wastage of products when you accidently squeeze out too little or much!
Including the second cleanse in your routine can be frustrating to include but you must include it as a habit.
Click play to see step by step how I remove my makeup.
The “ulzzang” Korean make up look focuses on the clear skin complexion. To achieve this look, start by cleansing your face with the Clearasil Perfectawash (scroll down to the bottom of this post to learn how to win yourself one).
4minute’s hyunA is typically known for her beautiful skin. To replicate the look, start off a perfect base and prime prior to applying your base foundation and concealer.
By creating a smoother base, you will find your foundation will stay on for longer and look more perfect for photography.
I feel like HyunA’s eye makeup in the Gangnam style music video is very droopy so I have recreated the look by extended the eyeliner downwards to create a puppy eye feeling.
Her eyebrows are very light and bleached. I have recreated this by patting my face powder on my eyebrows and using a blonde hair colour eyebrow mascara, lighten the individual hairs on my brows. You can see that it instantly draws the attention away from my brows and brings more attention to my eyes and lips.
For the lips I have created a gradient of pink shades by using two pink lip products. I’ve created more of a pout by applying a darker/brighter pink in the inner areas of my lip.
See the whole tutorial in video here.
Clearasil is also giving my readers a chance to win their very own Clearasil PerfectaWash pack!
To win, like their facebook page, comment in this post and let me know what your biggest skincare secret is!!
Here’s mine: I dry my face with a microfiber cloth each and every night to ensure that the make up on my face is completely removed prior to sleeping!
I know this tutorial was uploaded last week and you may have already seen it, but for those who haven’t and missed it on my youtube updates feed, here it is!
I haven’t made a tutorial in a long long time so I was actually quite excited to upload this look. I’m still getting used to filming tutorials so if I say “like” or “um” or “now” too much, please don’t complain! #puppyeyes
I actually wear this look to most of my night outings because it is the easiest and the most neutral to go with all my outfits! Feel free to replace the shades I use with any other eyeshadows of the same tone. You can also replace the inner tear duct gold with a silver or shimmer shade of green/blue/yellow. Go play with the shades you have rather than go out and purchase :)
So.. it appears I haven’t made a video in a really really long time! My last video was over a month ago when I did my best friends tag!! Time passes so quickly.. #sigh
Welll. Here is a new one!
For a long time, I’ve been testing out my favourite eyeliners. It’s always a hard one because everyone has different eyelids and for some, they like a smudgable formula, whereas for others who have oily eyelids, they prefer a waterproof liquid formula.
For me.. I prefer creamy, fast drying pencil liner.
Here is the list of eyeliners I’ve tried in the last few months..
Barry M mechanic pencil liner BYS automatic pencil liner Maybelline Unstoppable Eyeliner Face of Australia mechanical eyeliner Prestige automatic waterproof eyeliner Prestige waterproof pencil eyeliner Prestige Total Intensity long lasting eyeliner L’Oreal Extra Intense pencil liquid eyeliner SAX blackest black liquid eyeliner Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen
Battle of the black eyeliners
And here is a shot of meeeeee!!! I’ve missed blogging so much but all the micro blogging is making me soo lazy to blog!!!
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Ohai apologies that my blog was not working for the last two days.. I have no idea what was happening either but my host decided to switch itself off. :(
Last week, just before heading out to a party, my best friends decided to switch on the Macbook and film the “Best Friends Tag” with me!!!
I’ve never made a video with them so it was a really fun experience!!! So glad to have these girls in my life. <3
Meet my best friends
“Best friends are ones that stand by your side and laugh at you when you look your silliest.. but will also cry with you when you look your saddest.”
I think alot of people tend to stress over boy/girl relationships but hardly do you actually sit down to think about what we would do without our partners in crime (best friends). I’ve been through so many difficult friendships and much like finding the love of your life, I am so glad I have found these girls.. who will forever share a piece of my heart.
Boys come and go.. but these girls.. will forever remain, even if it just had to be amazing memories.