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VIDEO: What Did I Pack for Vietnam?

Here’s a “What did I pack?” video for the trip I’m currently on, aka Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam! My cousin lives there right now and we figured that now’s as good a time as any to visit them and the country. I made a “packing light” post before, outlining a makeup bag (read it here) but it was for a trip to Japan, which is much colder than Vietnam. (At least, in my head.) I actually ended up switching out a bunch of items in there, predictably, but I think I’m pretty set on this. I’ll edit this post if I ended up changing anything. PRODUCTS MENTIONED: — The Body Shop Brow & Liner Kit (02) — Nichido Clear Mascara — MAC Paint Pot (Bare Study) — bareMinerals READY 4.0 (The Happy Place) — Rouge Bunny Rouge Eye Pencil (Lola) — Maybelline Hypercurl Mascara — NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer (Alaska) — Physician’s Formula Youthful Wear Cosmeceutical Youth-Boosting Powder (Matte, Translucent) — ADDICTION Cheek Stick (Tea Rose) — Korres Lip Butter (Jasmine) — Maybelline …

4 Product Face

Here’s a very quick and basic day look that you can throw on easily, and with only 4 products! It’s very light and ideal for when you wake up late, or if you don’t necessarily want to bring a whole lot of products along with you on a holiday. Here’s what I used to achieve this look: PRODUCTS: — NARS Tinted Moisturizer (Alaska) — The Body Shop Brow & Liner Kit (02) — BECCA Beach Tint (Guava) — Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder (Luminous Light) TOOLS: — Marionnaud N°38 Eyes (Slanted + Spoolie) — Hakuhodo H601 brush — shu uemura eyelash curler If you’re keen to know how I did it, watch this video: The only thing I would do differently for this look was to maybe pat a little bit more of the brown shades on my eye to kind of intensify the color, and maybe add a bit of the darker brown to the outer ‘v’ for depth. Other than that, I think this is a pretty good look! It looks grossly simple and …

Make That Face Monday: Easy Smokey Eye with NARS Duo in Dogon

Hello everyone! Today, I have a very quick review on a NARS eyeshadow duo called Dogon, and I figured I could make it a tutorial for a super easy smokey eye, too. I told you, I’d try! 😀 So, first of all, Dogon is supposedly a limited edition NARS duo from the Summer 2011 collection, but I still see it for sale everywhere, including the NARS website. It has a metallic taupe shade with an icy green sheen, and a charcoal black shade. I rather like this duo; I think I’m a sucker for duochromes and different-sheeny shades. The quality is OK; the taupe is really, really pretty, but the charcoal matte may apply patchily on the lid without a base (cream shadow or primer), or if you try to blend it out too much. Still, layering the shades over each other creates a lovely effect. Look at that pretty shimmery, sheeny green in the Venn Diagram intersection of both shades. This is a really pretty duo that I think you can make a lot …

May 2013 Favorites

And we’ve come to this point again: my monthly favorites for May! 🙂 I have quite the collection of favorites here, which is awesome for diversification. Or something like that. Products mentioned: — MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study — MAC eyeshadow in Sable — MAC matte lipstick in Mehr — Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light and Mood Light Favorite Lip Combinations this month: — Addiction Lip Crayon in Day Trip + Le Métier de Beauté Lip Crème in Crème Caramel — Maybelline ColorSensational Lipstick in Chestnut + Le Métier de Beauté Lip Crème in Café Crème Other favorites: — Vampire Weekend’s Modern Vampires in the City — The National’s Trouble Will Find Me — The Mindy Project — “These Days” by Jack Cheng — Trader Joe’s Spicy Chai Tea Latte Mix — Keith Haring iPhone case

Unboxing: BDJ Box May 2013*

Hello everyone! I’ve got a video unboxing for the May 2013 BDJ Box. If you recall, I’ve already unboxed a BDJ Box this month, but that was the BDJ Box Elite and I apparently was in for another surprise! Thanks, BDJ Box Team 😀 Here’s the video. I tried to make it as short as I possibly could, so I hope this is short enough. There were a lot of items to fit into the video, so it was a challenge, but a welcome one. I think this may be one of my favorite boxes. BDJ really hit the ball out of the park with this one, since it covered all the bases, pretty much. There is skin-care, makeup (like, a full face, practically!), and a plethora of fragrances to choose from. Interested in your own BDJ Box? You can subscribe in 1-month, 3-month, 6-month, and year-long increments here: http://bdjbox.com/ * This item was sent to me for editorial consideration. I was not compensated for or required to write this post. All opinions are 100% …