Monday, October 25, 2010

LOTD: My little sisters Masquerade party

Hey you guys, my sister had a masquerade party and since i always do her makeup for parties, i decided to document the general process of this one! I did this look like a month ago but i never had time to upload it properly, and since im stressed out with homework i thought that i might aswell destress, take a break :P whatever.

here are the pics!


I rolled her hair (almost dried hair) in curling rollers hours in advance, heated it with a hair dryer on the hottest setting with the least force, so it doesnt go everywhere and frizz, then set it with hair spray.

Hours later i then proceeded to do her foundation, concealer, eyebrows, and NYX Jumbo Eye pencil in Milk as an eyeshadow base, smudging out all over the whole eye area.

Pat an aluminium silver onto the lower lid, i used the one from my 120 palette...its the best silver ive ever tried/owned! So buttery and refined, i LOVE IT! Oh and a white or white silver in the inner corners.

wing out the eyeshadow until it just connects with the brow with a darker silver. Repeat for other eye.

Shade a metalic dark blue into the crease and blend upwards and out with a lighter metalic blue shade. Highlight under the brow with a champagne or white gold shadow.

Add liquid eyeliner and draw the whole length of the eyeshadow 'wing' until it connects to the brow bone. Add false lashes! dont forget bottom ones too for a dramatic masquerade look :)

Add gems to the eyebrows for a more themed look, apply a baby pink lipstick and gloss
Take out rollers, dont be shocked by the crazyness of the curls!, just brush them out with your fingers and run a shine serum or curling balm through them, flip your head/hair around abit until it looks natural and falls into place :)


Hope you liked them!! :)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

REVIEW: Solotica Hidrocor Lenses

I ordered these a while back, in two colours, Ice, and Mel (Honey). I bought mine for USD$ 72 per pair from with free shipping. Honestly, the shipping took FLIPPING AGES!

it states that free shipping takes from 5-18 days, and that paid shipping was 3-8 days, but mine took OVER 40 DAYS! i thought it was never going to arrive! and especially because the website is brazillian by nature, customer service took a long time to reply, and when they did, i couldnt understand their english!?? it didnt make any gramatical sense. BUT, that being said, it did eventually arrive (thank god, i thought it was lost in shipping!)

This is the colour chart of their offerings :)

Oh and by the way, they have different versions as well such as the famous Solotica Hidrocharme, but the Hidrocor ones (these ones) dont have a limbal ring, whereas the Hidrocharme ones do! 
I just assumed these ones would look more natural...?

The packaging

The little bottles (i already ripped off the aluminium seal)

These are the "Ice" ones, they are basically just very fine WHITE pixels! no blue whatsoever...and for some odd reason it makes them look like a blue grey! and wow what a difference it makes!

 With both contacts in :)

 Click on any image to zoom in so you can see it EXTRA DETAILED! :)

OK so these are the "MEL (HONEY)" ones! Some websites will say Mel, some will say Honey. (just language difference)

O yeah and these ones are basically very fine yellow pixels, which make eyes look honey green!

Supersize CLOSEUP!

These are designed to last a year, each package comes with its own contact lens casing, and instructions. 

They are FAR FAR more natural looking than the cheapo ones I've bought before (AUD$30) which were only designed to last a month.....

Plus these are so much more comfortable than the cheapo ones too!

The only odd issue i had with this was...the surface curvature of the lens is slightly rounder than my own eyeball, so i did experience some air bubbles where the whole lens didnt stick to my eyeball entirely, but a few blinks got them out and they were absolutely fine :)

Compared to the cheap ones, i can see out of these alot clearer, the cheap ones just clouded my vision!
 (NOTE: i dont have any vision problems so these are for cosmetic purposes only)

I like these a lot...hopefully ill get time to wear them after i graduate....oh gawd only 4 weeks left *dies*