Month: June 2013

MOTD – pink lips


Quick MOTD-pic from my phone before I run out of the door. Loving my Revlon lip butter in Lollipop. Have been wearing it constantly lately!


MOTD the other day :p

I forgot to upload these pictures from the other day 😀

I was aiming for a rosy/smokey look, and used a dark green eyeliner on the lower lashline. Also tried to capture the look by using different cameras/lighting. I need a proper light 😀


Rosy green liner  Rosy green liner face

Again, used one of my Sleek palettes (Storm). The liner is from LA Girl (glide pencil in gypsy teal).

Maria xoxo


Oh my… just needed to reblog this! SO true haha! Tips for makeup no no’s!

The Beauty Bachelorette

We’ve all seen her.  The girl whose makeup enters the room before she does.  Or the one who looks like she just graduated from clown college.  Or the one who’s too tan or too pale for the rest of her body.  The list goes on and on (and on and on and on…).

Makeup don’ts are everywhere.  There’s tons of them.  But I’m here to share with you the “major” mistakes that I’ve seen most often, and to hopefully offer advice on how to avoid making them to begin with.  Naturally, I had to provide pictures to remind you of just how bad these mistakes can make you look; unfortunately, the pictures don’t even do that much of a disjustice due to lighting, etc…but I promise you will get the idea.  Let’s begin, shall we?


Oy vey, the horror!  I can’t tell you how many times…

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Recreation of a look

grey and pink 4 in 1

I love Instagram. I’m checking it all the time, and like to upload pics too. I saw this look by @auroramakeup, and felt inspired to do a recreation:

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I used my elf palette to recreate the look:

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I had a lot of fun doing this look. I think that browsing pictures on Instagram is a really good way to get inspired, and to do something that I won’t normally do. I would definitely do this again soon.

You can add me on Instagram @maria_nhieu

Maria xoxo

Purple or orange?

So I randomly did two looks on my eyes today. Mainly using the Sleek i-Divine palette in 732 Snapshot. Yes, I still love it. There are just so many different fun colours in this palette, I feel like, I can keep play with it. I had a lot of fun doing them. This is what turned out after I played around for a bit. Product descriptions further down in this post.

purple and orange

This was the first look I came up with.

Purple products purple

I applied a deeper, matte purple on the inner and outer corner(Purple Haze), and then a light shimmery purple(Lotus Power) on the middle of my eyelid. I applied a darker/black shadow on the outer corner to give it some definition. On the lower lash line, I went ahead and applied a shimmery champaign colour(Martini) along with a pink shadow(Magneta Madness). I also lined the waterline with a light colour (NYX pencil in 928 Velvet). For the eyeliner, I used a brown gel liner from Bobbi Brown to create a softer look. Finishing off by highlighting the inner corner and browbone with a light shimmery Shadow(Martini).

Orange  products orange

For this orangy look, I applied Tequila Sunrise(a really bright, shimmery orange) on the whole lid, and used a brown colour on the outer corner. On the lower lash line, I used a pale, matte orange colour (Washed Ashore). I used a liquid liner from Loreal Ultra Sharp and winged it. I lined my lower lashline with a pencil from Sephora. Finishing off by highlighting the inner corner and browbone with a light shimmery Shadow(Martini).

This is the weird face wearing two different eye looks. Second one is with a different lighting and quality as I took it with my phone camera:


This is the Sleek palette I used. Click for larger photos:

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The rest of the products I used:

products the rest

Makeup Forever HD Foundation N127. I’m NC42, so this is a tit too light for me. I mixed it with a darker one. Urban Decay Primer Potion. Maybelline the Falsies. Milani Multitaskter powder in 05 Tan. Revlon Lip Butter in 050 Berry Smoothie. Sleek Blush in Suede 921. Revlon Colorstay concealer in 05 Medium Deep. YSL Eyebrow pencil. Shiseido Eyelash curler.

Hope you liked this post. I had a lot of fun doing them 🙂

Maria xoxo

Oh how I’ve missed you, Seche Vite

I finally got hold of a Seche Vite top coat. I had one last year, and ran out. Since then, I’ve been using my OPI top coat. It’s a good top coat, but just takes longER to dry. As impatient and clumsy as I am, I always end up with streak marks on my new nails. I love that Seche Vite dries so fast. The finish is shiny and looks fantastic, and it prolongs the staying power. Combined with my favourite base coat from Mavala, it just can’t get better 😀

Seche vite  loreal nail red

I’m wearing one of my favourite nail polishes: Loreal Resist & Shine Titanium in 500 scarlet red. I bought it ages ago, so I’m not sure whether these are still in the shops.

What is your favourite base and top coat?

Have a wonderful day 😀

Maria xoxo

e.l.f baked blushes

This morning, as I had to get ready very quickly, I realised how often I actually grab for the elf baked blush. I like to use it especially on days where I don’t put anything on my eyes. This blush gives me a fresh, shimmery finish on my cheeks.

Wearing elf baked blush

No eye makeup today 🙂

I have two, and my favourite is definitely Pink Passion(the left one) as it suits my complexion really well. The one on the right is Peachy Cheeky. I usually have to dip in two times go get the right amount of pigmentation. The shimmers kind of also work as a highlighter on the cheekbones. Like a 2-in-1 😀 And these are fantastic also because they’re only 3USD/3.75GBP!

elf baked blushes 1  elf baked blushes 2

Swatch on me (NC42)

elg baked blushes swatch

You can also check them out on the official site here.

That’s it for today. Have been walking around all day, so really tired now.

Maria xoxo