beauty

Glowy Spring Makeup Look

We are officially in the last month of spring here in Namibia and I’m excited for summer and December, as it is my birthday month and Christmas (YAY!!) This means that I can finally start playing Christmas music without being judged (I love my Christmas carols okay).  I have therefore decided to do a final spring makeup look, which can definitely be used for summer as well.

The eye makeup

I started off by priming my eyes with the Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser.

Next, I filled in my eyebrows with the Catrice Eye Brow Stylist Pencil in the shade Date with Ash-ton.

I then applied the LA Girl Concealer all over my eyelid to prep my eyes and then set the concealer with some translucent powder.

I then applied this shimmery pink color from the SMOKY Palette all over my eyelid.

Next, I went in with this brown color from the HD Nude Palette and applied this in my crease and extended it upwards.

Also from the HD Nude Palette I applied this even darker brown color also into my crease and extending it upwards for a little more definition.

 

I then applied this plum brown color from the ELF Little Black Beauty Book (Warm Edition) Palette onto the outer corner of my eyelid.

Next, I applied this orangey bronze color from the HD Nude Palette all over my eyelid(which is the third color in the palette that can be seen in the picture below) I then reapplied some of that shimmery pink color I used in the beginning also over my eyelid to soften down the orangey color.

I then applied the Essence Volume Stylist Curl and Hold Mascara to my top lashes.

After I finished my face makeup, I went back to my eyes and just put a bit of the two brown shades under my lash line and applied the Essence Lash Princess Mascara to my bottom lashes as well.

IMG_3073

I then also applied this shimmery white color to the inner corners of my eyes, as well as my brow bone.

 

The Face Makeup

I started off by priming my face with the Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser.

I then applied my foundation and used the Rimmel 25 HR Lasting Finish Foundation in the shade Medium Beige.

I then went in with my concealer and used the LA Girl Pro Concealer in the shade Creamy Beige.

To set my foundation I used the Yardley Absolute Translucent Loose Powder.

I then did my contour with the Absolute New York Pro Contour Palette and used the Catrice High Glow Mineral Highlighting Powder in the shade Light Infusion as my highlighter. (Don’t be shy with the highlighter as this is a glowy makeup look)

For blush I used the Jordana Blush Powder in the shade Rose Silk.

On my lips I used the Avon Color Trend Lip Gloss in the shade Pucker.

IMG_3069

IMG_3105

IMG_3120

 

And that concludes this makeup look and the spring makeup series.  I will still try to get some spring inspired outfit ideas up on the blog before spring is officially over so be on the lookout for that.

I really hope you enjoyed this post…until next time!

xoxo Lilanie

Advertisements
Lifestyle

Current Favorites

Hello there beautiful people! I haven’t done a monthly favorites in such a long time (I skipped two months to be precise – oops!) and I therefore thought that I would do a current favorites instead.  So without further ado, here are some of the stuff I have currently been loving.

Music

Sam Smith’s Album – The Thrill of It All

Sam Smith is FINALLY back with a new album and I am SUPER excited!! I can literally listen to him all day, every day.  As always, all of his songs are just so damn good, but I do have a few favs that have been on repeat since the album came out.  These include Burning (do go listen to the live version on YouTube here, trust me you’ll thank me), No Peace ft YEBBA (Two soulful voices on one track – be ready for some serious goosebumps), Too Good at Goodbyes, Palace, Pray, The Thrill of it All and One Day at a Time (this is such a beautiful song).

Demi Lovato’s Album – Simply Complicated

I’ve been a fan of Demi Lovato since her appearance on Camp Rock.  It has been interesting to watch not only her musical journey, but her personal journey as well.  I love her new sound, because she has such an amazing voice, which is showcased more in this new album, there is also more soul and emotion, which I’m all for.  She has also released a documentary of her life journey, focusing on her struggles with her eating disorder, as well as her alcohol and substance abuse, which you can check out here.  Some of my favorite tracks from the album include: Sorry not Sorry, Sexy Dirty Love, Daddy Issues, You Don’t Do it for Me Anymore, Only Forever and Smoke and Mirrors.  This girl is amazing, so do yourself a favor and go listen to this album, you won’t regret it!

CNCO ft Little Mix – Reggaeton Lento

Sevyn Streeter – Before I do

Sabrina Claudio – Wait

Jidenna – Boomerang

Rotimi ft Kranium – Want more

MiC LOWRY – Don’t tempt me

Rhyon –Gone

 

Beauty

LA Girl HD Pro Concealer

IMG_2876

This is definitely one of my all-time favorite products.  The product comes in a 0.28 OZ (8g) squeeze tube with an attached brush applicator.  It has a creamy consistency and is so easy to blend.  I love this product, because it does an amazing job of camouflaging the darkness under my eyes, as well as skin imperfections and has minimal creasing when set with some powder.  It is also super affordable (you can find it at Dischem for N$ 59.95) and travel friendly.  The only thing which might not be everyone’s cup of tea is the applicator, which can be a bit tricky to get the right amount of product out, so you need to be careful and strategically squeeze out the right amount of product, as you don’t want too much product being wasted.

 

RK by Kiss Nail Polish in Marshmallow

IMG_2610

This color is absolutely beautiful and the main reason why this made the list.  It’s the perfect spring / summer color and I can pair it up with any outfit.   I love the consistency of this nail polish, it is not runny, not too thick; just a perfect in-between that allows it to apply very smoothly.  Because of the light color of this nail polish, I do however apply two coats of nail polish just to make sure I get the best color.

 

Nivea Body Lotion (Vanilla and Almond Oil)

IMG_2884

I’ve always been a fan of the Nivea Body Lotions and usually use the one with Shea Butter and when I saw that they came out with a new product infused with vanilla and almond oil, I knew I had to try it out.  It smells absolutely amazing and is not sticky or greasy at all.  It also leaves your skin feeling super soft and radiant and is another affordable product, which you can get for N$ 48.45 at Dischem or N$ 49.95 at Clicks, which is definitely a bargain, as you get a 400 ml bottle for that price.

 

Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer

IMG_2866

This product is a clear – jelly, silicone – based primer that comes in very pretty packaging – it comes in a teal and turquoise tube, with hot pink writing.  I love this primer because it is lightweight, blends easily, it is non – comedogenic, which means that it does not clog the pores, it is travel friendly and it is a pore – blurring primer that leaves your skin with a smooth finish.  You do however only need the tiniest amount, as it can sometimes give a bit of an oily feel, especially if you have oily skin.  You can get this product at Clicks for N$ 94.95.

 

Essence Volume Stylist 18h Curl and Hold Mascara

IMG_2864

I have finally decided to try something other than the Essence Lash Princess Mascara (which if you have followed me for a while, you would know is one of my favorite mascaras).  The Essence Volume Stylist Mascara contains micro – styling waxes for voluminous and curved lashes and is also made up of a fully loaded paddle brush.  The formula is not too wet or dry; it has a nice, deep dark black color and does not irritate my eyes.  I mostly love this mascara because it adds length, volume and curl to my lashes and gives it a beautiful dramatic false lash effect, which I definitely need, as I do not wear false eyelashes and can we just take a moment to appreciate how gorgeous the packaging is?  The only thing I do not like about this product is that the brush is quite big, which does make the tube a bit messy and also makes it difficult to use on the lower lash line, which is why I just use this on my upper lash line.  I can’t find the price for the product on either Dischem or Clicks’ Website, but if I remember correctly it was in the N$ 40 – N$ 55 price range.

 

Pond’s Pimple Clear Face Wash and Leave-on Expert Clearing Gel

IMG_2877

Both products contain Thymo – T Essence and Salicylic acid, which are both known to prevent pimples. The Pond’s Pimple Clear Face Wash has a thick, creamy consistency, while the Clearing Gel, as the name suggests has a gel – like consistency.  I love the packaging on these products  and it has been a favorite as it has a fresh aroma and removes every trace of dirt and oil from the skin, making your skin feel squeaky clean and refreshed and I have definitely noticed the reduction of pimples on my skin.  Together these products will definitely make a difference on your skin.  You can find both these products for N$ 44.95 at Dischem and at Clicks the Facewash (100 ml) is N$ 42.95 and the Clearing Gel is N$ 35.95.

 

Series

Riverdale

If you love drama filled series like myself, you will definitely enjoy this series.  The characters in the series are based on the characters from Archie Comics.

 

Accessories

Black Choker

IMG_7736

I’ve had this choker for a while and recently started wearing it again, which made me realize once again how pretty awesome it is.  It has this black lace detail with a little pearl pendant at the front, which I love, as it gives it a bit of a feminine touch.

 

Snacks

I recently stumbled upon the Fruit Chutney flavored Jumping Jack popcorn and I am in love! This tastes SO FREAKING GOOD!!

 

But that is it for this post, really hope you enjoyed it, do let me know in the comments what your current favorites are.

Until next time!

xoxo Lilanie

 

 

 

beauty

Pretty Spring Makeup Look

Pretty Spring Makeup Look

I am back with another spring makeup look.  I love this look, because it’s simple to do, fun, as well as colorful with the pop of color on the lips.  I also just love the color combo.

The first part of this post will cover the eye makeup, followed by the face makeup.  I used the SMOKY palette to create this look.

IMG_9815

 

The eye makeup

  • I started off by filling in my eyebrows with the Catrice Eye Brow Stylist Pencil in the shade 020 Date with Ash-ton.
  • I then applied the LA Girl Concealer all over my eyelid to prep my eyes and then set the concealer with some translucent powder.
  • I then went in with this purple color on the outer corner of my eye and extended it towards my crease.

Next, I went in with this light pink shimmery color and just applied this right next to the purple color.

I then went in with this champagne color on the inner part of my eyelid and took a blending brush to blend all of the colors together.

For the crease color I used this brown shade from the ELF Little Black Beauty Book (Warm Edition) Palette.

I then applied the Essence Volume Stylist 18 hr Curl and Hold Mascara.

After I finished my face makeup, I went back to my eyes and just put a bit of the brown shade under my lash line and applied mascara to my bottom lashes as well.

 

The Face Makeup

  • I started off by priming my face with the Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser.
  • I then applied my foundation and used the L’Oréal True Match Foundation in the shade Sand.
  • I then went in with my concealer and used the LA Girl Pro Conceal Concealer in the shade Creamy Beige.
  • To set my foundation I used the Yardley Absolute Translucent Loose Powder.
  • I then did my contour with the Absolute New York Pro Contour Palette and used the Catrice High Glow Mineral Highlighting Powder in the shade Light Infusion as my highlighter.
  • For blush I used the Jordana Blush Powder in the shade Rose Silk.

For my lips I used the Wet n Wild lipstick in the shade Mauve Outta Here.

IMG_2545

IMG_2575

IMG_2557

IMG_2573

IMG_2595

 

And that concludes this makeup look; I really hope you enjoyed this post.

Until next time!

xoxo Lilanie

 

 

 

 

 

beauty

Old School Glam Prom Makeup Look

This is my third and final prom inspired look and this is definitely my favorite out of the three looks that I created.  I like to call this the old school glam look, mostly because of the red lips.  This makeup look is therefore for my girls that likes a bold lip.   I really hope this little prom series on my blog has been useful in helping you make your day extra special.  I do have a prom tips and tricks post, as well as two other prom inspired makeup looks on the blog, so be sure to check those out as well.  I kept my face makeup the same, so I did not include it in this post, but you can check it out here.

IMG_1217

 

The eye makeup

For this look I used the ELF Little Black Book (Warm Edition) Palette.

  • I started off by applying my concealer all over my eyelid, just to give it an even color.
  •  I then applied a beige color all over my eyelid, just to set the concealer.
  • I then went in with this light brown shade and applied it in the crease and worked it towards the inner corner, as well as the outer corner of my eyelid.
  • Next I applied a darker brown color and again applied it in the crease as well as the inner and outer corners of my eyelid.
  • I then took this plum color and applied it to the same areas.  You also just want to make sure to blend everything out as you apply it.
  • I then went in with this copper color and also applied it to the same areas.  This time I focused more towards the center of the eyelid.
  • To finish the look I applied a little bit of this shimmery color on the center of my eyelid and simply used my finger to dab it on the eyelid.
  • I then applied the Essence Lash Princess Mascara to my top and bottom lashes and took the darker brown shade and placed that under my lash line.

 

The gorgeous red color on my lips is the Wet n Wild lipstick Cherry Frost Silk Finish Lipstick.

This is the finished makeup look:

IMG_1196

 

And that concludes this makeup look, as well as the little prom series I have been going on, on my blog.  I might do it again next year and include some hairstyles as well. Do let me know if that is something you would be interested in seeing.

Thank you so much for stopping by…until next time!

xoxo Lilanie

 

beauty

Winter Makeup Look 2

I did another winter makeup look and decided to share it with you guys.  As pointed out in my previous makeup post I am no professional makeup artist, I have just been loving experimenting with makeup, so I am still learning.  The first part will consist of my full face makeup (which I switched up a bit from the last post) and the second part will feature the eye makeup.

  1. I start off by priming my face with the Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser.
  2. I then go in with the Avon Ideal Flawless Concealer Stick in the shade Neutralising Green to cover up my blemishes and I have found that applying my concealer under my foundation works better to cover up my blemishes.
  3. I then go in with the Essence Stay Natural Concealer in the shade Soft Beige just to ensure that my blemishes are covered up as much as possible.
  4. I also switched up my foundation and went for the Yardley Whipped Matte Mouse Foundation in the shade Natural Beige and I just apply this with a foundation brush.
  5. I then set my foundation with the Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Pressed Powder in the shade Natural Buff.
  6. I decided not to do any contouring and finished off the look with the Jordana Blush Powder in the shade Rose Silk, which I just apply on the apple’s of my cheeks.

IMG_9806

The Eye Makeup

So for this eye look I actually used three eyeshadow palettes ( I know, I know irritating much?) The colors that I needed for this look were however found in these three makeup palettes, but if you have all the colors in one palette absolutely go for it!!  The palettes I used are the HD Nude (03) Eyeshadow Palette, the ELF Little Black Beauty Book (Warm Edition) Palette and the SMOKY palette (I have no idea what brand this is from) I got it from Five Below when I was in the US.

  • I started with my eyebrows and filled them in with the Smudge Brow Pencil in the shade Light Brown.
  • For a base color I used this light brown color from the ELF Palette and just placed this all over my eyelid.
  • I then used this dark brown color from the HD Nude Palette and placed this on the   outer corner of my eyelid, as well as in the crease.
  • I then applied this creamy nude color from the SMOKY Palette and applied that on my eyelids, focusing it towards the center of the eyelid.
  • As a highlight I used this white shimmery color and placed that on the corner of my eye, as well as onto the brow bone.
  • Next up I used a lighter brown shade from the HD Nude Palette and placed this in the crease, as well as extending it beyond the crease.
  • I then used the dark brown color from the HD Nude Palette and place it under my lower lash line.
  • For mascara I used the Essence Lash Princess Mascara.

For my lips I used an Avon Glazewear Lip gloss in a purplish maroon color that I made a bit lighter and set my makeup with the NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray.

Snapseed

Snapseed

Snapseed

Snapseed

Snapseed

But that is it for this post, I really hope you liked it…until next time!

xoxo Lilanie