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Quick Daily Makeup Routine

Are you a student? A working mom? Or just some one who goes out everyday and wants to look good. However, have so little time to glam up your look? Well, I would like to show you my quick daily/everyday makeup routine. I just used minimal products but with a fresh face result.
 Well groomed brows, nude eyes, glowy peachy cheeks and pink lips for warmth.
It's all about natural nude eyes. We don't want a heavy dramatic eye makeup in the day. Besides, we're going to school/work, not to a club. And to counteract the softness of the eyes, I have used a subtle pink lip color.

Watch the video here:

PRODUCTS USED: Missha BB Cream Fanny Serrano 2 way cake in Organza Color Institute Brown Pencil Liner Urban Decay Primer Potion Urban Decay Naked Palette 1 Maybelline Lash Stilleto mascarra Sleek Blush by 3 in Lace Nyx Round Lipstick in Fig Beauty Cosmetics Pink Brushes

Jessie J at Justin Bieber's UK Premiere of Never Say Never Inspired Makeup Look

Pale skin with no contour or blush. Silver and blacks on eyes. And hot matte pink on lips. That's the look Jessie J wore when she went to see Justin Bieber's Never Say Never UK Premiere. And with that, I have made my own version of it, with the eyes less intense.
My version of her look.
Inspirational photo I took from google.
More photos.

A closer look.
Watch video tutorial here:

PRODUCTS USED ON FACE: Kokuryo Cake Foundation in Orange Blush             Fanny Serrano Two Way Cake Foundation in Organza             Beauty Cosmetics Cammo Quad Concealer EYES: Nichido Brow Pencil             Beauty Cosmetics 88 Eyeshadow Palette             Homemade Eyeshadow Primer             Red Herring Black Pencil Liner LIPS:    Red Herring Fuschia Lipstick
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Jessica Sanchez American Idol Top 4 Performance Inspired Hairstyle

Yay for Jessica in American Idol! A Super duper amazing young singer with a big voice she can sing anything. 
Inspired from her Top 4 Performance in American Idol, with her singing "Steal Away" by Etta James and "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" by Jennifer Holiday where she got another standing ovation from the judges and audience, I recreated her hairstyle. It was a lot of curls with her front hair and fringes tied in tiny loops.
 Here is my final look with Jessica's photo insert I took from Google images.
  I know the curls are not similar because the iron I had was too big to create small curls. It was even with a clip on it, not the clip less one. I had to improvise because I did not have the right tool to achieve the exact kind of curl Jessica had. However, the result is not bad. (by the way, like the makeup I am wearing here? It is inspired from a gorgeous local supermodel/celebrity.Like it? CLICK ME to see the video.

A larger photo of the inspiration…

Kim Kardashian Smokey Eyes Makeup Look Inspired

Kim Kardashian, a famous American socialite, celebutante, television personality, model, actress and businesswoman. Also known as someone who wears heavy and dramatic full faced makeup to the grocery store with her Louboutin shoes.
Black and brown compliments Kim's eyes and makes them standout, thus became her unique style and signature. Her make up look is also never complete without dramatic eyelashes. There are lot of makeup artists and enthusiasts who have done so many inspired looks from her. And here I have also done my own version of it.

 Here's my inspirational photo of her.

 EYES: Dark, thick and arched eyebrows, with heavy and intense black and brown eye shadows and super dramatic and flirty lashes. FACE: Contoured cheeks and nose with peachy blushers. LIPS: Nude lip color. HAIR: Flipped out big waves.

  I know I am a photo addict, obviously.

 And the last one.

 Watch the How To Video here:

PRODUCTS USED: FACE: Ever bilena Liquid Foundation Beauty Cosmetics Cammo Quad Concea…

Sleek Makeup i-Divine EyeShdaow Palette in Original Swatches and Review

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The Original i-Divine palette contains a variety of highly-pigmented colours, ranging from green to purple, allowing you to create endless looks fit for day or night.

The velvet-touch consistency gives full and shimmering coverage to the eye lid for maximum effect. Each of the 12 shades can be applied alone for a dramatic effect or mixed to create a personalised look.

Best applied with the applicator enclosed.

We've recently given our i-Divines a makeover! The outer packaging has been updated and the way the eye shadows are pressed are different. They are now pressed flat instead of the original waffle print.

Swatches for each shade.

All eye shadows have a sort of creamy consistency and they're all shimmery. I think this palette is great for night outs and clubbing makeup looks with all the shimmery effects. I would use these palette for daytime but mix and match it with matte ones as a shimmery eye would be overwhelming during the…

No Heat Big Hot Messy Curls

Big messy or large curls are sexy and gorgeous. I won't deny it is my favorite hairstyle. And you can easily achieve them with hair appliances like curling irons and hot rollers.

However, hot tools like these are damaging to the hair when always used. They can make our hair dry and brittle thus, prone to breakage. And we don't want that.

 But, we can still give our hair a break from these damaging appliances without taking a day off from beautiful curls. How?


As the name implies, these are cushion-y sponge balls purposely designed to curl hair. There is absolutely no heat needed to make those curls.

These are just sponge balls with slits in the middle where you will wrap your hair around it and the side will keep it in place. 

The mechanism is the same with rollers where you wrap your hair around it.

 It is soft you can sleep and wait overnight with it and your curls will form when you wake up!

They are not damaging to hair as co…

Sleek Makeup i-Divine EyeShadow Palette in Acid Swatches and Review

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The Acid i-Divine Palette contains a fusion of vibrant colours for the more daring, with bright pinks to luminous greens amongst the 12 highly-pigmented pressed mineral-based eyeshadow shades.  This palette combines matte and shimmer formulations with neon and complimentary shades that keep their vibrancy on all skin tones.

The velvet-touch consistency gives full and shimmering coverage to the eye lid for maximum effect. Each shade can be applied alone for a dramatic effect or mixed to create a personalised look.

Best applied with the applicator enclosed.

We've recently given our i-Divines a makeover! The outer packaging has been updated and the way the eye shadows are pressed are different. They are now pressed flat instead of the original waffle print.

Swatches with flash.

What I like about it: Perfect for everyday makeup, and can be used for dramatic looks as well. Very pigmented, a little goes a long way. Slim and light packaging. With a …

Lexi of **sure, why not?** Giveaway!

Giveaway! Giveaway! Giveaway! Who wants giveaways? haha!
Lexi of **sure, why not?** is a having a giveaway for her followers! She's got huge--as in HUUUUGEEE items to giveaway!
Photo below is just one of them:

You can check the full mechanics directly from her website: LEXIMINTYFRESH
I have entered so should you!
hey Lexi, hope you read this.. haha! Stella

3 Ways to Style Your Turban

Want to be high fashionista with low cost and in quick and easy ways? 1- Styling your turban with a lazy hair. Just you normal hair with a turban on your head.

2. Wearing on a turban with a side braid is as quick as 1 2 3. Very stylish and effort free.

3. A turban with a bun is sleek and an easy updo to do. Appears neat and clean.

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Sleek Makeup Blush by 3 in Lace Swatches and Review

My first Sleek Makeup Blush by 3 in Lace. Like pretty peach colors? I do, too! Here's one of the best sellers from sleek, Sleek Makeup Blush by 3 in Lace.
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Blush by 3 is a trio shade blush palette that takes you effortlessly from day to night!  Each palette has 3 ultra pigmented shades to choose from in matte and shimmer shades. Use the matte shades for a subtle day time flush, and add the shimmery shade over the top for a touch of night time glamour! With 5 different shaded palettes to choose from , your only dilemma is which one to pick! Choose from Pink Sprint, Pumpkin, Lace, Flame, or Sugar.
Wt: 20g

Three different shades of peach in one. I love peaches and it matches my skin tone better so I got this one. Probably will be getting the other shades soon. Sleek packaging. Size fits just right in a palm. The case is a matte black which appears high end. Come with a wide clear mirror.

Below is a closer look of the shades. From the left is c…

ELF Brightening Eye Colour Eyeshadow in SIlver Lining Smokey Eye Make up Look

Here's how I create a smokey eye makeup look using ELF's Brightening eye color in silver lining. A smokey look I would bravely wear in the day time and can be a pretty night out makeup look as well. All four shades in the quad palette will be used. I will number each of them as a guide on what shades are applied on each steps. Enjoy!
ELF's Brightening Eye Color in Silver Lining. (Photo taken from

Step 1: ELF Studio eye primer all over the lid. This will help the eye shadows stay put on the lids and make the colors pop better.

Step 2: Take the light pink shade (#4) with a brush and apply all over lid except the brow bone.

Step 3: With the same brush, take the dark blue shade (#2) and pop it only on the outer half of the lid.

Step 4: Then apply the same blue shade on the outer half of the lower lid.

Step 5: Now, dip your round tipped brush into the black shade (#3) and concentrate applying and blending it only on the outer corners. Carefully blend in cir…

Sleek Makeup Paint Pout in Minx and Pin up Swatches and Review

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Pout paint is the new ultimate lip pigment that provides a blast of colour in one purse sized tube! The intensely saturated formula provides outstanding colour pay-off in just one tiny speck, and dries to a long lasting satiny finish. With a wide variety of Pout Paints to choose from you can mix up your very own unique shade using a combination of colours, or simply go for one stand out striking pop of colour. To create your own personal shade, experiment by adding a touch of Peek-a-bloo, a unique blue tone to add depth and warmth to any lip colour. Or mix in a hint of Cloud 9, a pure white to lighten the load. Create the lip shade you’ve always wanted with Pout Paints!
Cost: USD8 Absolutely one of my great buys! Sleek makeup never fails me, so far. I have bought PIN UP and MINX. The red one is PIN UP and the pinky nude is MINX. They may appear large in photos and I have imagined they will be like that maybe like a small tube of toothpaste but, unfortunat…