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Cheyenne Randall’s “Shopped” Tattoo Art | Ten Reasons to Follow Him

I am showcasing ten visual reasons to obey these five words: Follow @indiangiver on Instagram now.  If you haven’t heard about Cheyenne Randall’s #shoppedtattoos concept here it is.  His concept of digitally applying tattoos on iconic celebrities from decades past or even more recent years is a deeply thought provoking one.  In my opinion none of it offends because it’s all so tastefully done.  What’s really interesting how he is able to present the great “What if…” in precisely executed fashion and his choice of photos to work with reveals the respect he has for the people in frame.  I also sense a bit of fun amidst the whole #shoppedtattoos thread he has begun on IG, the “inking” of everyday civilians or the odd family member/friend included.  Remember take it all in with an open mind, this is just an idea :).

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Read more to see all 10 photos I chose from Cheyenne Randall’s “shopped” images.

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NEW Clinique Cheek Pop Cream Blush | Flowery Flush Available March 2014

When I first laid eyes on previews of the Clinique Cheek Pop cream blush compacts last year time stood still for me and I stared, and wondered, and hoped.  The cream blushes molded with gerber daisies in full bloom were just too cute to ignore.  The first press images of these blush compacts set off time lapse clips of flowers blooming in my head.  I’m still staring.

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Developed with a patented, breakthrough technology, CLINIQUE Cheek Pop’s innovative formula begins as a smooth liquid which is then transformed through a slow baking process into a completely new distinct powder finish that’s lightweight in texture and silky smooth to the touch.  Php1395 from CLINIQUE Counters March 2014, available in Ginger Pop (above), Peach Pop, Berry Pop, and Plum Pop

They’re so pretty I’m almost ignoring the peeve that they come mirrorless, yes they’re that attractive.  It’s kind of still surreal to me that I was sent a preview compact in “Ginger Pop” (a wearable, more peach-ish than pink shade).  Clinique Cheek Pop stock will hit local counters this March for about Php1395.  Dreaminess.  Read more for the full review. (more…)

Pixi Cosmetics Now in Manila| The Unboxing Post

Pixi was one of the first affordable brands in the UK I ever blogged about and they are now here in Manila via Glamourbox and various Snoe outlets!  The cosmetic brand was founded by Swedish professional makeup artist Petra Strand and her sister who is a world-class skincare therapist consults and produces for the skincare range.  The brand’s Pixi Skin Treats Glow Tonic toner is a Caroline Hirons’ approved one which flew off shelves when she mentioned how the fruit enzyme exfoliating action of the toner agreed with her as a budget option.  She mentioned it on her YouTube BodyTalk session with Pixiwoo, though I doubt they’re bringing the actual skincare range in, I wish they would.  For now it’s mostly about their makeup which, for teens and thrifty beauty enthusiasts, should be exciting!

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STUFF THEY SENT ME – Pixi Eye Bright Kit, Pixi Tinted Brilliance Balm (Lip Crayon), Pixi Sheer Cheek Gel in “Flushed,and Pixi Eye Bright Liner No.1 “Nude”, these are items from their permanent line.  I will be handpicking a couple of these for standalone reviews :)  I just got a bit of buzz…heard they may be bringing in part of the spring collection soon!

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PIXI UK cosmetics are currently AVAILABLE through Glamourbox.ph and these outlets:

Snoe Robinson’s Galleria, Snoe Robinson’s Dasmarinas, Snoe Market Market Taguig, Snoe SM Hypermart Pasig, Snoe SM Valenzuela, Snoe SM North Edsa, Snoe SM Sucat, Snoe SM Muntinlupa, Snoe SM Sta. Rosa, Snoe SM Center Las Pinas

Select stuff available at http://www.seektheuniq.com/.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PixiBeautyPH, Twitter: @PixiBeautyPH, Instagram: @PixiBeautyPH

This box was sent to me directly from Team Pixi PH, so thankful.  Pixi is one of the rare high-quality niche budget brands that pro makeup artists like Lisa Eldridge and Sam & Nic Chapman (aka Pixiwoo) have featured in their early tutorials online at the cusp of YouTube fame.  For now selected Pixi products are available through Glamourbox, many Snoe outlets in certain locations listed above and a stockist or 2.  I shall review a few of these soon!

The Eye Opener | Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Eyeliner “Bare”

I’ve always had a gap in my kit waiting for a flesh colored eyeliner great enough to use on the lower eye waterline.  Last month I picked up two of Smashbox’s Always Sharp Waterproof (Automatic) Eyeliners from Beauty Bar, I got an eggplant purple called Violetta and this  flesh colored one is called “Bare”.  I’ve heard Ruth Crilly of A Model Recommends rave repeatedly about these and just recently spotted it again in Anna’s (Vivianna Does Makeup) Getting Ready video for the Brit Awards.  It was also what I used last week on the lower rims of my eyes for my smoldering Valentine night out look.

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Ditch your sharpener, but stay sharp! This waterproof kohl eyeliner glides on and self-sharpens every time you twist the cap off. Inspired by Smashbox pros who sharpen before every use on set, this first-of-its-kind pencil has a sharpener built right into the cap for a perfect tip-so you’ll always get a precise line. Php1000+ at Beauty Bar

·    Can be used on inner rim
·    Precision of a liquid liner in a fool-proof pencil
·    Waterproof and non-flaking

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Each time you twist open and close the automatic liner the nib automatically protrudes a bit more and gets sharpened, what a brilliant, innovative convenience but there are a few things one must note so you don’t ruin it.  I was confused for awhile as to where I was supposed to twist the pen if I wanted more of the nib to come out, I found out that doesn’t need to happen because it already does it for you each time you twist the cap on and off. Read more to see before and after shots and a final look.

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Dior SS Media 2014 | Jennifer Lawrence & Her Much Awaited Oscar Dress Video

America’s new fresh-faced sweetheart, in my mind, is none other than Jennifer Lawrence, most especially after she beautifully blundered going up that Academy Awards stage last time.  That second Dior video people are just too excited to see isn’t out yet and if you’re wondering what that’s about it’s going to be a behind-the-scenes feature on “JLaw” choosing her Dior dress for the upcoming Oscars.  Swathed with delightfully awkward moments and famous for her fresh honesty Jennifer makes being the antithesis of demure such a grand, real, and glorious thing to behold.  Foot in mouth quirks and all, Dior have still deemed her more than beautiful enough to be their current fashion muse for a third campaign and as seen in the recent photos that have popped up she absolutely is.  I’ve embedded the first installment video of her Dior dress interview series below.  Keep on the alert for that second video coming out this week (be aware the first one was unlisted on YouTube, you might have to search on blogs and news sites)!

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“But I do obviously have very special memories of the dress I wore to the Oscars, some fun…(laughs) and some not…” VIDEO LINK here (unlisted on YouTube)

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By the way I received an SMS announcement from Dior today stating that their SS 2014 cosmetic Collection entitled “Trianon” (as inspired by Marie Antoinette) is now available at local Dior counters.  I’ve also included Dior’s HD video feature on the Trianon SS 2014 collection.

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 Last but not the least, I wanted to share a video that showcases the reason why I also admire Dior.  I just love their approach to the application and finish of makeup.  They make use of very gentle and creatively precise application techniques, makeup never looks piled on and just radiates from the face.  Go backstage to the hair and makeup room for Dior’s 2014 Spring Summer haute couture show.

 

 

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