So there are several posts I want to do, but I can't because 1) I have a crappy camera (I use my bberry), 2) there's terrible natural lighting by the time I get home to take the pics, and 3)my apt has crappy orange-ish lights, so it won't show the makeup accurately. I'm planning to try out my mom's webcam since she got a new laptop, or using my sister's camera ^_^
I want to do a review on Dickinson's pore minimizing toner (I give it a thumbs up!), and do swatches of my lipstick collection which has grown considerable in the past few months. I am aware of the many l/s swatches already out there, BUT, I don't think there are many shown on people with my skin tone, and I'm not sure why. It makes a huge difference for a dark person to wear NYX's Circe and a light person to wear it. I fall b/w NC15-NC20, and for L'Oreal True Match (which I currently use) I am W1 Porcelain - the lightest shade. I personally prefer pink, peach, and nude. So, hopefully doing the swatches will be a useful reference for someone out there :) Oh, and also want to show my nighttime face routine (need good camera to show my naked skin up close), and daily makeup routine (sooo simple and very few steps)
Ok, now on to the pictures and stuff! Suzy at http://beneaththeglass.blogspot.com/ bag tagged me! I was excited to do this b/c it's different than my usual posts, and it doesn't require super good camera taking. I was also kinda scared to do it because I am very messy and unorganized!
Here's my work bag, it's Longchamp Le Pliage.. it's quite large ~~ it's the 22" .
The essentials ~ wallet, scarf, sunglasses, checkbook, l/s and gloss, tampon, tylenol, $0.45 (you just never know!), mirror, hairclip, and clip-on earrings (they hurt after awhile, so I threw them in the purse that day after wearing too long), and invite to a luncheon.
Ok, and when I said I was messy, this is what I meant (these were also in my purse but I separated):
I always take receipts even if I don't need them, and then I forget to toss them >.<>
I'd now like to tag the following people ~ I picked my 3 newest subbies!
pwincessanna (<-- ahaha how cute "pwincess"~!!)
Ok, now I also thought I'd share a super easy, and kinda silly beauty tip. I learned it from Kandee Johnson (http://kandeethemakeupartist.com/) and Jinah (http://jinahchae.blogspot.com/)! In one of Kandee's videos, she says to take any highlighter, and run it down the length of your nose. This will give the appearance of elongating it, lol. Well, I like this tip b/c I have kinda small features, and I like the look of those long, prominent noses. It's very European. Actually, I notice on tv that many Korean women have nice noses like that... but perhaps they've had surgery... and no way Jose am I going to get surgery to alter mine! And also from watching Jinah's makeup tutorials, I learned about ELF bronzing powder (only $1!), but she used it as an eye highlight (which I do too!), but this works perfectly on the nose ^_^ It only takes like 2 seconds to do too!
I look kinda worried... uhm ok so my bathroom lighting really reflects the bronzer, and makes my nose look shiny. But I swear to you in natural lighting it has the elongating effect!!