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Dyna's Random Daily Tip !! 30/9/11

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I'm going to start a new series of posts in which I post random daily tips
that I learned from others,
tips I have learned through time with my own experiences and
other random tips that happen to work for me.
It doesn't hurt to say it
even if someone already knows it
or it doesn't work for everyone.. but it just might help someone out there.  TIP!!  Use eyeshadow primer under your eyeshadows to make your eye look last all day.  Use that same eyeshadow primer under your under eye area or any other problem areas where you wish to apply your concealer to blend the product easily and also prevent your concealer from creasing.
My favourite eyeshadow primer is ELF's mineral eyeshadow primer.  It's bottom line amazing and I definitely recommend you try it out for yourselves xx

That was my random tip of the day.. I hope you found this helpful guys .. and let me know which eyeshadow primer is your favourite below.. I love to see other people's perspectives :D xxx take care -Dyna xxx FTC …

What I wore.. "I just threw it on. OK. not really."

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HELLO GUYS!!!
I have an OOTD today...  I haven't done one in 10 months..  Actually I only did one OOTD ever.  Maybe I should do more of these posts..  What do you think?



and this is what I wore: Halterneck Orange Dress from Boohoo.com Black Boob Tube  Bow Silver Ring from Boohoo.com Bangles  Brass Key Clock Long Chain Necklace from jewelry-diy.com Black Gladiator Heels from boohoo.com


I hope you liked this post :) If you would like me to do more Outfit Posts..  let me know below :)  Take care sweethearts 
xxx

FTC DISCLAIMER: I am not paid to do this post. I bought the products myself for my personal use unless otherwise stated and I am not affiliated with any company. Everything I said in this review is my genuine honest opinion :)

ELF mineral lip liner in peachy [review with swatches!!!]

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HELLO GUYS!!


I don't know if you remember.. or if you have read it but in an earlier post  I have said that I have laptop troubles and there is a chance I lose all photos I had planned for a total of 50-60 posts.  Yeah. I know. It sucks big time.  So the laptop's at the technician and he said he'll do his best but there's a possibility that the hard disk got ruined so he might have to let go.  Anyway.  This was one of the posts I already had taken photos of.  I had lip swatches, product photos and everything..  so it sucks to have to take them again.  I hope he'll manage to back up all my files because honestly it's going to take me long hours to retake them all.  Anyway.  I'm going to shut up now and start with the review. 
This is one of the products I seriously LOVE. I use this all over the lip because it works fabulously as a matte lipstick and is not drying.  I have a backup of this one because I figured I'm going to use this up quite quicker than…

Dyna's Random Daily Tip !! 29/9/11

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I'm going to start a new series of posts in which I post random daily tips
that I learned from others,
tips I have learned through time with my own experiences and
other random tips that happen to work for me.
It doesn't hurt to say it
even if someone already knows it
or it doesn't work for everyone.. but it just might help someone out there.  TIP!! Liquid Concealers often have lighter coverage than cream concealers. Liquid Concealer tend to blend easier than cream ones and look more natural. 
My current favourite concealers are: for under eye area: ELF all over cover stick in apricot beige for blemishes and spots: ELF studio line concealer pencil and brush in light [an even drier formula = more coverage, tends to be more cakey in texture.]



What are your favourite concealers? I'd love to know.. and do you prefer liquid or creamy concealers? That's my random tip for the day. Thanks for reading, and take care xx


FTC DISCLAIMER: I am not paid to do this post. I bought the produc…

ELF studio lip conditioning lip balms spf15 [review with lip and hand swatches!!]

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HELLO GUYS!!

I have another ELF product review today!! I would have never ever tried these unless the 50% off code came along.  I initially got two shades: mellow melon and nice and natural.  I fell in love with mellow melon and I got the last shade I was interested in:  peaceful pink.  In fact, I'm so not surprised ALL three shades that I own are currently out of stock.  I will gladly pay full price for these..  especially mellow melon. and here's why:

PACKAGING Ok so I'm going to be honest with this one. I hate the packaging.  I hate lip products in tins.  And even more, this is seriously bulky for a lip conditioner.  But yeah the product is great enough that I continue to use it even though I hate the packaging.  

TEXTURE This is not quite like a gloss.  It's a thicker, more moisturising version of a gloss.  But kind of looking like a gloss too.  Does that make sense? It's like a creamy lipstick which is glossy,  Does that make better sense? Lol.  Ok. Think Sle…

FOTD!! exotic yellow, red and orange eyes feat Sleek Curacao Palette !!

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HELLO GUYS!!  This is another look I came up with using the Sleek Limited Edition Caribbean collection idivine Curacao palette.. I think it's a bit too daring for me. I can wear smokey eyes with ease..  but these bright eyeshadows I can't get used to haha.  I would still use them.. but not in this manner.. I do like the look..  but it's a bit too artistic and colorful for daily use for me.
 Here are the photos:


and here's what I used:

FACE ELF studio flawless finish foundation in buff ELF all over cover stick in apricot beige ELF studio complexion perfection – yellow and pink shades ELF studio pressed powder in almond, buff NYX powder blush in dusty rose ELF healthy glow bronzing powder in luminance
EYES ELF eyelid primer NYX jumbo eye pencil in milk Sleek Limited Edition Caribbean Collection in Curacao: Martini, Tequila Sunrise, Bloody Mary, Screwdriver Wet n Wild Color Icon eyeshadow in brulee ELF studio cream liner in black Bourjois Volume Fast and Rotating Mascara in black Max Factor Vol…

FOTD!! purple-pink smokey eye feat. Sleek Curacao Palette !!

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HELLO GUYS!!  I have another FOTD today featuring  Sleek's Limited edition Caribbean Collection Curacao eyeshadow  palette..  I have been experimenting with color so this was really fun for me to do.  Purple looks good on almost every eye color especially brown eyes..  so i really like this look..
here are the photos :

And this is what I used. FACE ELF studio flawless finish foundation in buff ELF all over cover stick in apricot beige ELF studio concealer pencil and brush in light ELF studio complexion perfection – yellow and pink shades ELF studio pressed powder in buff, almond NYX mosaic blush in love ELF healthy glow bronzing powder in luminance
EYES ELF mineral eyeshadow primer NYX jumbo eye pencil in milk Sleek Limited Edition Caribbean Collection Divine Palette in Curacao: Martini, Purple Haze Singapore Sling ELF studio cream liner in black Wet n Wild Color Icon Palette in Greed – matte black shade Wet n Wild Color Icon single eyeshadow in brulee Bourjois Volume Fast and Rotating Mascara in bl…

Dyna's Random Daily Tip !! 28/9/11

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HELLO GUYS!!


I'm going to start a new series of posts in which I post random daily tips
that I learned from others,
tips I have learned through time with my own experiences and
other random tips that happen to work for me.
It doesn't hurt to say it
even if someone already knows it
or it doesn't work for everyone.. but it just might help someone out there.




TIP!! Use clear mascara on your brows to: A - get rid of any powdery look from eyebrow powders B - keep them polished and in place all day . Use clear mascara to brush away you annoying baby hairs away from your face.  I use my trusty ELF wet gloss lash and brow mascara in crystal for this step.  I have used up 2 whole tubes..  and have 2 more back ups xD  What's your favourite clear mascara? Or are you one of those people who just can't be bothered? Let me know below guys xx

ELF studio line small precision brush [review with photos] !!

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Hello everyone :)))



I have been working like crazy on these ELF reviews and other posts..
but mostly ELF reviews.
I have been testing out products like crazy to give you the best type of review I can give you in the most concise and to the point manner, whilst still being honest and trying to be as detailed as possible.
But I'm loving every single minute of doing this because I know my posts might help someone out.
Anyway.. I'm going to shut up now and get to the point. haha.



THE BRUSH Synthetic Bristles as are all studio brushes,  very easy to clean.. black so they won't stain.. nicely dense and very consistent.  It has a tapered tip at the top.. which I didn't expect .. because it didn't look like it had a tapered tip on the side.  but that's a good thing, don't get me wrong. 


THE HANDLE Has a nice weight to it. Generously long, so you can have better control on what you're doing.








THE PERFORMANCE
to apply eyeshadow
I have used this to apply black eyeshadow over m…

Dyna's Random Daily Tip !! 28/9/11

HELLO GUYS!!



I'm going to start a new series of posts in which I post random daily tips
that I learned from others,
tips I have learned through time with my own experiences and
other random tips that happen to work for me.
It doesn't hurt to say it
even if someone already knows it
or it doesn't work for everyone.. but it just might help someone out there.




TIP!!  Press Powder on your face as opposed to dusting it all over, A - you get more coverage and B - you don't drag your concealer or foundation and/or concealer as you're doing it.
I heard this from gossmakeupartist, which happens to be one of my favourite gurus on youtube, and ever since he said this, I have been using my ELF studio powder brush to press powder foundation against be skin.
Out of curiosity..How do you guys apply your powder foundation ?? 


Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Peach [review with swatches!!]

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Hello guys!! It's quite rare for me to review products by Revlon.  and actually I only own a handful of stuff from their collection.  I think they have a nice range. and I'm currently very interested in their lipstick range,  but I have too many lipsticks at the moment haha and I'm only sticking to the same 3 or 4.  and my addiction has shifted to eyeshadows lately.  I've been into colours, neutrals, smokey eyes and all that makes my heart skip a beat as soon as I see them in their packaging.  Anyway. This review is about a lipstick which I would say is quite highly raved about.  and I'm talking about Revlon's Colorburst Lipstick in Peach. 


PACKAGING

Very sleek.  Typical of a lipstick packaging.  Almost Chanel-esque.
TEXTURE Quite moisturising, and smooth on the lips and on application
PIGMENTATION mm. this is quite sheer actually,  I would have to swipe it 3-4 times to get a similar shade to that in the tube.  This can be a plus.. if you're into sheerer more subtle glossy kind…

Bourjois Volume and Fast Rotating Mascara in black [review with photos!!]

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Hello guys.. !!
I'm a bit of a freak with my mascaras,  I'm super picky when it comes to using them..  so I always try to experiment with new mascaras especially with those mascaras that everyone keeps raving about.
For your reference,  I have straight short lashes with not so much volume. So I need volume, length and lift.  Yeah. I'm a bit hard to please. 

PACKAGING  A nice, quite bulky mascara. And yes - this thing rotates.. both ways.. but you have to direct it which way you would like it to rotate.  I'm not very keen on the rotating part..  because I find it rather weird to just stand there rotating my mascara.. This one time - my lashes even got tangled and the thing obviously kept rotating  and it hurt lol. Not that much ..  but yeah it did.  And also funnily enough..I find it less messy when I guide it through my lashes as opposed to nervously staring at my eye while it rotates.  Not that I'm complaining.. it just works better for me without the rotating par…

FOTD: Bright Bold and Blue feat. Sleek Curacao Palette !!

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Hello guys... I have been experimenting with the Sleek Limited Edition Curacao Eyeshadow Palette from their Caribbean Collection,  Now I'm not very keen colours on my eyes I'm quite used to neutrals and smokey eyes.. But I'm making an effort and I'm experimenting..

and  here's what I came up with..




and here's what I used:

FACE ELF studio line tinted moisturiser in beige ELF all over cover stick in apricot beige ELF complexion perfection – yellow and pink shades ELF studio pressed powder in buff, caramel NYX powder blush in cinnamon ELF healthy glow bronzing powder in luminance
EYES ELF mineral eyeshadow primer Sleek Limited edition Caribbean Collection divine palette in Curacao: Martini, Blue Lagoon, Blue Hawaiian Wet n Wild Color Icon Single eyeshadow in Brulee ELF cream liner in black Bourjois Volume Fast and Rotating Mascara in black Max Factor Volume and Lift Mascara in black*


EYEBROWS ELF studio eyebrow kit in black

LIPS Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Peach NYX mega shine lip glo…

ELF HIT & MISS products : #STUDIO LINE!!

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HELLO GUYS!! [for the third time.]

Since I'm still waiting for my backed up files "if" the technician manages to do them.. I thought I'd update you on my ELF hit, miss and meh products in 3 summarised post, one for each line  This one is for the Mineral Line.
Basically.. HIT products: are products that I like, love or use daily. Products I think are definitely worth the try.   MISS products: are products I really dislike, I can't find a use for, Products NOT worth the try. MEH products: are products of an "in between" category. Even though I'm not THAT keen on them, I could have passed on these. These are products I don't really recommend.. but not because they're not good. It's just that they don't fit my personal complexion or liking.

You can check out the:
Regular Line Hits & Misses HERE  
Mineral Line Hits & Misses HERE    Studio Line Hits & Misses HERE   ELF STUDIO  LINE HIT PRODUCTS Cream Liner [I have black and cof…

ELF HIT & MISS products : # MINERAL LINE!!

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HELLO GUYS!! [again]

Since I'm still waiting for my backed up files "if" the technician manages to do them.. I thought I'd update you on my ELF hit, miss and meh products in 3 summarised post, one for each line  This one is for the Mineral Line.
Basically.. HIT products: are products that I like, love or use daily. Products I think are definitely worth the try.   MISS products: are products I really dislike, I can't find a use for, Products NOT worth the try. MEH products: are products of an "in between" category. Even though I'm not THAT keen on them, I could have passed on these. These are products I don't really recommend.. but not because they're not good. It's just that they don't fit my personal complexion or liking.


You can check out the:
Regular Line Hits & Misses HERE  
Mineral Line Hits & Misses HERE   Studio Line Hits & Misses HERE  
ELF MINERAL LINE HIT PRODUCTS Mineral eyeshadows [ I have Elegant, Angelic, Innoc…

ELF HIT & MISS products : #REGULAR LINE!!

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HELLO GUYS!!

Since I'm still waiting for my backed up files "if" the technician manages to do them.. I thought I'd update you on my ELF hit, miss and meh products in 3 summarised post, one for each line  This one is for the Regular Line.
Basically.. HIT products: are products that I like, love or use daily. Products I think are definitely worth the try.   MISS products: are products I really dislike, I can't find a use for, Products NOT worth the try. MEH products: are products of an "in between" category. Even though I'm not THAT keen on them, I could have passed on these. These are products I don't really recommend.. but not because they're not good. It's just that they don't fit my personal complexion or liking.

You can check out the:
Regular Line Hits & Misses HERE  
Mineral Line Hits & Misses HERE   
Studio Line Hits & Misses HERE   ELF regular line HIT products

Brightening eyeshadow colors [I have ethereal, butternut, dra…

FOTD!! daytime green smokey eye feat Sleek Curacao!!

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HELLO GUYS!! I have been loving green eyeshadows lately ad I think they look fabulous on brown eyes.. the Sleek Curacao Palette has 3 fabulous greens which I used for this look.  This was my first time ever using it,  I'm loving the texture and I actually really liked how this turned out. 

Here are the photos:




and here's what I used:

FACE ELF studio line tinted moisturiser in beige ELF all over cover stick in apricot beige ELF studio complexion perfection – yellow shade ELF studio pressed powder in buff NYC bronzer in sunny NYX powder blush is cinnamon ELF healthy glow bronzing powder in luminance

EYES ELF mineral eyeshadow primer Sleek limited edition caribbean collection Curacao palette: Martini Green Iguana ApresMidori Green Martini Espresso Martini NYX single eyeshadow in vanilla sky ELF studio cream liner in black Bourjois Volume Fast and Rotating Mascara in black Max Factor Volume and Lift Mascara in black*
EYEBROWS ELF studio eyebrow kit in light
LIPS Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color in Pi…