Perfect Eyebrows

Eyebrows, though sometimes taken for granted, makes a big impact on someone's face... It adds strength and definition to our face, hence, badly shaped eyebrows can make a person look either 5 years older, or undergoing menopausal stage, or just having a bad hair day every day... wheeeow... that bad eh??? So let's be friendly with them... Don't pull them all off!!! Stop going to the threading/waxing section of the salon every week... Remember, it takes 3 weeks to 1 month to have those eyebrows back again so you can have them reshaped... For some of us who can't take the agony of threading, this one from Sephora is worth trying... For US $65.00, you already have an Anastasia 5-piece eyebrow kit which will surely solve your eyebrow dilemmas... Providing you with just the basics, the Five Item Brow Kit provides you with these indispensable brow-shaping tools; Tweezers, Brow Powder, four Brow Stencils, one Duo Brush (Angled Cut / Spooley), and Brow Gel.

And since it is from Anastasia, I think it is worth believing... Here are some tips in having perfectly shaped eyebrows...


First, apply the Stencil. Choose the stencil that aligns with both the front and the tail of the brow, (points A and B) and has as much of your natural brow hair inside the brow cutout as possible.

A is the point through the center of the nostril directly up to where it intersects the end point of the stencil cutout.

B is the point through the edge of the nose diagonally to the opposite end of the stencil cutout.

Fill in the arch with the Angled Brush. Arch and fill in the stencil shape with Brow Powder using an Angled Brush.

Tweeze hair.
-Using the Tweezers, remove hair outside the stenciled area

-Apply After Tweeze Cream onto the skin that has experienced hair removal to calm and soothe the pores as well as eliminate redness.

-Apply the Brow Gel.
Using the brush on the applicator, brush upward to condition and hold the shape of the brow all day.

-The Highlighter is applied underneath the eyebrow, along the brow bone and blended in to lighten the skin.

After ANASTASIA Perfect Brow Kit

See??? That's what I call perfectly shaped eyebrows... By the way, the brow powder comes in different shades also, how convenient, eh??? You can choose from:

Ash Blonde

Medium Ash



And lastly, here are some more useful information in attaining perfectly shaped eyebrows....

Well groomed eyebrows enhance your beauty.

You should pluck eyebrows before bedtime so any redness will disappear overnight. In shaping your eyebrows use your facial features.

Use a pair of slant edge tweezers which grip hairs easily. Comb hairs one way and then the other to remove loose hairs.

You should pluck hairs between the brows and any stragglers. Never remove the hairs from above your eyebrows.

Pluck each hair individually close to the root. Work in the direction of the growth.

Always avoid over plucking. In defining your eyebrows choose a shade similar to your natural hair colour.

When using a pencil you should apply in small, feathered strokes. Starting at the inner corner work outwards.

Blend the colour with a brush. To tame stray hairs just use hair gel and comb through to neaten.

There you have it... I think we should just always keep in mind that eyebrows define the face of a person - they can either soften or strengthen the look... And I think I'd go for the softened look...

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My Cousins Little Somethings...

Last Monday, we held a small pre-xmas bazaar at our house, exclusively for our cousins...

During this event, I took the opportunity to take pictures of their bags and asked their permission to be posted on my blog... Good thing they didn't mind and liked the idea.... So here goes...

First, I call this a Bear Bag....

VY is the cute proud owner of this...

It is sooo cute, she recently bought it in France... Made of genuine, soft leather, this bag suits my cousin's petite built....

Inside - Prada Tissue Holder, LV Wallet, lipstick and lipstick holder

This tokidoki Collection belongs to JCC

Tokidoki Citte bag

Inside: Sony Camera, 2 LV Cardholders, LV wallet, tokidoki make up kit, tokidoki pills/first aid kit, tokidoki contact lens kit, lesportSac receipts kit, cellphone

A.S. Mini Lin Louis Vuitton Speedy

PCR's Purple BOX BALENCIAGA - i heart this!!!!!!!!!!! love the color!!!!

and lastly, Queen RMD's YSL Muse Bag
We call her Queen - because she's got everything!!!

Wheow, look what's inside!!!

Gucci Wallet, Paul Smith Make Up kit, Cologne, Fil-o-Fax, Camera with Louis Vuitton Strap, Louis Vuitton Cellphone Case, Treo 750 Cellphone/PDA

So there you have it... My cousins "Little Somethings" but I call them, My Big Somethings...


There Goes That Mirror Again!!!

When I think of patent leather, the first thing that comes out of my mind is Christian Louboutin... It is because, the first gorgeous patent leather shoe I saw was a
Christian Louboutin...

And now, look at this!!! I heart this so much!!!

And this!!!

I remember, on one of my previous posts, Mirror, Mirror, Everywhere,, where I featured the Louis Vuitton's Mirrorized Monogram Speedy - which undoubtedly could never, ever be mine!!! Ohhhh dear..... Why do they have to be soooo gorgeous???

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The 5 Essentials - Timeless Make Up For Classy Women

Laura Mercier bears the 5 most essential make up for 2006-2007:

1. Gray Eye Color

"Gray eye shadow is very trendy right now, but I say it's always the color," says Laura. "It's timeless. It's neither warm nor cool, but neutral. It's very easy to apply. And it matches every skin tone and every possible outfit. Women, think gray these days".

2. Lip Liner
Laura says matching lip liner to lip color is popular now, but smart always. "I’ve noticed in the French magazines lately that lip pencil colors are no longer darker than one’s lipstick," says Laura. "So I recommend matching your lip liner as close as possible to your lipstick." To apply, Laura suggests outlining your lips just over your lip’s natural border, so they’ll look slightly fuller and younger. Then, blend the lip liner all over the lips so your lipstick will hold longer

3. Lip Gloss

"Lip gloss is always great for summer," says Laura, who suggests women consider a nice, sheer lip gloss for the sunny season. Begin applying gloss at the center of your lips to distribute it evenly.

4. Orange Blush

"Orange blush colors are popular right now," says Laura. But she cautions against some women following this trend. "Blush colors on mature women should be more natural," she advises. "Natural blush is more plummy or pinkish."

If you’re still looking for an orange-ish hue, however, investigate alternatives like a brownish-pink, peachy pink, apricot or slightly golden or hazelnut hues.

5. Precise Application

It's all in the details these days. It's not just about color and texture anymore, but technique. Laura says a big trend in makeup is precise application. "Women are using more brushes, more tools. That way you can target what you need more precisely," she says. "So I recommend asking a makeup professional for help. Women who get more educated [in makeup] are always surprised at how easy professional makeup techniques are, and they'll make a tremendous difference in your appearance."

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