Beauty Tip: Scotch Tape

Photo Jan 29, 5 01 46 PMAnyone ever have trouble with excess eye shadow that speckles the under eye area while doing a beautiful job with the eye makeup?  I always have this problem.  I painstakingly attempt to do a perfect smokey eye, only to have bits of gel liner and eyeshadow resting underneath my eye.  Making me look like I needed some 10+hours of sleep.  I’ve tried layering loose powder under the eye so I can flick it aside once the excess shadows make their way there and I’ve tried the putting a business card underneath the eye so it can protect form the eye shadows.  The former just didn’t work and the lather was just tiring.  I then resorted to wiping it away using some grapeseed oil (works wonders for cleaning away eye makeup) but all the hard work I put towards concealing my dark circles were wiped away too.

I was casually explaining this dilemma to a friend while we were all getting ready to go out and she told me a super simple solution for it.  Just get some scotch tape, stick it on the skin, and it takes all the debris away!  Works like a charm.  Now I always have scotch tape with me for eye shadow troubles.  🙂

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Saturday Inspiration: The Devil Wears Prada

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My favorite outfit from the movie! Love the preppy but sophisticated look. I’ve been dying to try that cute ponytail with the bangs but never quite manage to pull it off.
Miranda’s outfit is also a stunner too. So chic! I love how that red belt takes a white and black office attire to another level. Let’s not overlook that statement necklace either!

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A look I can’t forget from the movie! I love the newsboy cap and she pulls it off so perfectly with another preppy outfit that she jazzed up with Chanel necklaces.

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More awesome necklace layering. I have a soft spot for all black outfits and this one is so perfect! Especially with the boots.

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This is what made me obsessed with long leather boots. Chanel perfection!

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Another cap! I don’t know why I don’t own a white coat yet…I love the pure look of it but never got one for myself.

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I couldn’t find too many pictures of Miranda but she definitely stole the show in this movie. She always wore a gorgeous coat and noone can quite pull off that hair as lovely as she does.

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Emily Blunt made me want to watch this movie so many times. I loved her bold outfits and makeup!

One of my favorite fashion movies ever!  I think I watched it twice or three times in the theatres and watched it a billion more times when I got it on DVD.  The outfits were fabulous but I loved the hairstyles and makeup even more.  Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous.  I think I will go watch it again tonight before I fall asleep.  😛

(all images via Google search)

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All the outfits above is how I would love to dress and look 24/7 but unfortunately I look more like this. Especially at home when I’m lazy and feel so happy looking like a bum. 🙂

Ole Henriksen African Red Tea Foam Cleanser

olehenriksenMy hunt for the perfect foam cleanser is over.  I have been using Shiseido for years now and wanted to try something different from the usual Japanese foam cleansers.  For some reason they all feel the same on my skin despite the different lines there are.  I walked into Sephora and was immediately helped by a nice man who recommended this Ole Henriksen product.  I really had no expectations from this foam wash but decided to give it a try since I really like the face wipes from this brand.

I am so glad that man recommended this!!  My face felt instantly soft and hydrated.  No tightness on the skin that foam cleansers tend to give me!  I have not liked a face wash this much since I discovered Clean&Clear cream cleanser during my high school years (unfortunately this product wasn’t that great on my skin anymore after the teen acne went away).  😛

*Been using this face wash for 3 weeks now.  And so far, so good!  No pimples or dry spots on the skin yet!  But I shall have to keep an eye out around my “monthly cycle” since this is when my skin tends to go buck wild.

*I have dry combination skin.

Tatcha Blotting Papers

Photo Dec 10, 10 58 34 PM Photo Dec 10, 10 59 20 PMMy most favorite blotting papers ever.  I discovered these gorgeous papers about half a year ago and I cannot go back to using anything else.  They do a really good job of removing oil without lifting my makeup away and I don’t need to exert much pressure to lift the oil off.  Usually with the other blotting papers I end up pressing harder than I should, which leaves me with red blotchy marks on my face that I proceed to cover with powder.  Not the case with these Tatcha papers.

They’re a bit pricey but still totally worth it since you can use both sides of the paper.  The regular Tatcha (brown) is $12 for 30 and the evening Tatcha (more compact size for clutches) is $15 for 40.  However, right now, Sephora is doing a promotion on them so you can get both for $19.00!

Isn’t it lovely how the papers are speckled with gold flakes?

I can’t wait to try out the actual skincare line when I’m able to afford it.  Tatcha says that they uncovered the beauty secrets of Japanese geishas documented on a 200 year old manuscript where it explains their daily regimes and how they maintain their porcelain skins.  This I must try.