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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Representative Democracy? Elections? Hiatus?

Hey all! As you might be wondering by the title, this post is not to say that I've changed my major or turning this blog in a political one, but I do have some good news! It could also be considered bad news in a sense.

I am going to be running as a candidate for my university's upcoming generation elections, contesting the position of Pure & Applied Science Representative for 2012-2013. I had been contemplating this decision since last year's elections and I'm still a bit shocked at myself for carrying through with it. I do intend to stay committed to the race for the candidacy as this may build my leadership and I may finally be able to make the difference in my faculty (FPAS).

I'd like to ask for you support at this time, because I may not be blogging or making videos as ofetn during the campaigning process. If you had not already realised, I was on a bit of an unannounced hiatus. The elections will be occurring in March, and I'd like to dedicate some time to campaigning, as well as my schoolwork.

 Hopefully my regular beauty posts, shall resume by the end of March, though I may blog ahead my favourites of February and the Asian Candy for March.

I will be creating a Facebook page for the campaign so you can follow it there if you'd like. The key incentives are Brotherhood, Honesty and Perseverance. I would like to unite my faculty to face the hardships of being a scientist and help them to realise that greatness can be achieved together.

Until next post enjoy your week!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Trendy Beauty for Spring 2012

Revlon ColorBurst Lip ButterI'm probably more than late with this post but since these things are still trending its still a good idea to write about it. There have been a number of things I've been seeing with lots of buzz from winter and they may continue through to spring. I'm just going to list them off and a bit of my thoughts on them.

Lipstick-Lip balm Hybrids:
From the infamous Revlon ColorBurst lip butters to the L'Oreal Colour Riche Balm ... These lip products have so much hype surrounding them. It's like the best thing since sliced bread! Everyone is now bringing out a lip moisturiser which boasts of a subtle colour pay-off as well.

Frankly I love it! Lipsticks have been around for a long-time and one thing they needed to perfect was the moisturising properties. Now with these new series of lip products it's just amazing how they've combined a good lip balm with some actual colour. Before these seemed to only be available from higher-end brands such as Clinique, Lancome and Dior, just to name a few.

However, drugstore brands have been able to knock consumers off the department store brands to their grocery stores in search of these more affordable versions. Best thing is, EVERYONE seems to be loving them all over the beauty world. I CANNOT wait until they finally reach here! (Granted it may take another 2 months hahaha)

Tangerine Tango:
Named by Pantone as one of the colours of 2012. Corals and oranges were really hot last year and it seems they're continuing the trend this year. Appearing everywhere, from clothes to beauty products, all the newest collections are including at least one tangerine colour.
I'm not too certain about my feelings to this colour being in everything as I'm not much of a orange fan, but I will be watching to see how it turns out.

I've also been seeing the Bright Charteuse, Honey Gold and Pink Flambe growing in popularity with the current styles. Actually I have a hand bag in a colour very similar to the Honey Gold. I at least understand why that is popular, it's neutral enough to go with everything, yet bright enough to be a pop of colour.

This cosmetic brand has been headlining the drugstore beauty realm from the beginning of 2012 with their affordable alternatives to the infamous M.A.C. paintpots, called the Maybelline 24 hour Color Tattoos. These are being coveted by beauty bloggers, enthusiasts and those in search of a great gel eyeshadow. Not only have they been winning people over with the Color Tattoos, but they have brought out a number of products with improvements on their older products, such as the Eye Studio and Dream.

Drugstore Brands:
I've talked about Maybelline in particular, but it really appears as if the drugstore brands are taking their game to a higher height. Improved formulas and packaging are winning over tons of cusomers who once stuck only to department store brands.

L'Oreal Voluminous - False Fiber Lashes Mascara, Black - .34 oz

I can't wait to see what's in store for Spring 2012 and Summer as well!! What's trending on your side of the world?


Disclaimer: Images are not my own, hopefully I get my hands on some of these products eventually though!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day & Tutorial!

Hey everyone, as you could already tell my the title of this post tomorrow is the official day of LOVE! Many of us are going out or doing something special with our loved ones. For those of you going out, I've done this make up look to celebrate the occasion.

Actually I had done this look last week on whim and I really liked how it turned out. Being at a bit of a lost for a Valentine's Day tutorial, I decided to retry this eye make up as it was cute, yet sultry enough to be worn for an evening.

Even if you're not going out you can still try out this look if you like it, and if you're single this February, who knows this captivating eye make up could draw some wanted attention to your gorgeous eyes and someone might even fall for you ^_^.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Micro-Haul from GFE

Hey everyone, in case you hadn't already known, last weekend I volunteered at the Girlfriend's Expo and had a great time. For more on that click here!

While I was there I was amazed by the number of make up brands and even the services available here in Barbados. I just got 3 things, as I was trying not to go overboard.

First I got a Sleek Make up I-Divine Palette in "Oh So Special". The black in this palette is so saturated. I had seen this online and was so excited to see it on-sale there. I got mine from the Essential Trends' booth.
 I was very impressed that they had tester palettes and insisted on giving out a Sleek bag specifically for the Sleek products.

Ash also picked up a lovely ColorClub nail polish from them and they also gave her free emery boards. That was a nice touch!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Must-do for next year: Girlfriend's Expo!

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to volunteer at the Girlfriend's Expo at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (previously Sherbourne Conference Centre), and it was fantastic! I absolutely loved it! Both the patrons and the volunteers were treated very well. Although we would be behind the scenes running around, packaging goodie bags and such for the patrons about every hour, we still had a chance to browse the exhibits and enjoy the showcases the expo provided the patrons. In case you were wondering the expo ran for 2 days.

The exhibition is namely for females, however I realised that many of the displays, seminars and even the shows were unisex. So I would definitely recommend that guys attend too, especially because you could pick up something your girlfriend or wife has been eyeing before Valentines Day.

Taken from the GFE Facebook page
There were so many exhibitors present, from make-up retailers, car dealers, travel agencies, health and wellness (including sexual wellness), to apparel stores and major distributors.  I think one of the highlights was Move 2 More, a fitness centre which showcased pole and belly dancing. The pole dancing sessions definitely drew crowds to the entertainment room each day.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Finally.. ADELE- inspired makeup!

I've been saying I'll do an Adele inspired look for the longest while, and here it finally is. I'm sorry it took so long, but who knew getting lashes on could be such a hassle... not to mention forgetting this tutorial so many times -__-.


My inspiration were these pics of the great Adele. She's such an amazing singer and a gorgeous person.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Can you guess what's different?...Texlaxed! HAIR UPDATE #2

Heyy all, as I had posted about a week ago, I was loving my natural hair, but I was a bit bored and wanted more versatility. I decided to texlax my hair.

Texlaxing gives similar results to texturisers and in my opinion, I had more control over how relaxed my hair would be. To texlax, one usually adds conditioner or oil to their relaxer or leaves in the relaxer for under the recommended time, to intensionally under process the hair. Texlaxing is supposed to keep some of the texture of your natural hair, while allowing you to wear it straight, curly or wavy. So insted of relaxing bone straight where hair may be subject to overprocessing, this method allows the hair to be uncoiled more safely as the relaxer works slower to process the hair.
One can choose how straight their hair would be depending on the time you leave it in and how diluted the relaxer is.

I chose to use the Organic Root Stimulator regular relaxer kit because ulovemegz from YouTube always uses this kit to relax and I love the results she gets on her hair. It was $16.99 for the regular which would have been way cheaper had I found in the beauty supply store, sadly they only had Super.

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