Wednesday, August 31, 2011

MAC Expensive Pink


I don't have a lot of experience with MAC so my knowledge of their makeup is rather limited. This one actually belongs to my friend Katrina, she just let me borrow it.

Shot of the Day

Day Seven of Asian Pose Meme

Day Seven: Frame Pose

I'm framing myself as a flower! (LOL)

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Too Faced Eye Love Palette


This palette from Too Faced was the first 500 point perk I redeemed at Sephora. It's long gone as a beauty perk by now, but it can be found for about 35$ from sites like Amazon or eBay.

Nails of the Day -- Galaxy Ring

galaxy ring

After applying Matte is Murder nail polish to test out last week, I wanted to try a 'galaxy' nail on my ring finger just to see if I could. I love starry/sky things like auroras, galaxies, nebulas and such--they're always so pretty. It's been nearly a week since I did one nail and I still manage to stare at it a couple times a day. (=ヮ=)೨ →proud of self← Anyway, I did my best to capture it so there's plenty of macro shots (with bokeh~*) that follow!

Shot of the Day

Friday, August 26, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Stila In the Light Palette


I thought this palette was called the Natural Eyes Palette, but it must have been renamed since I first bought it. For 39$ (118$ value), you get ten wearable eyeshadows, a mini lookbook, and a full-sized exclusive Smudge Stick in Damsel.

Rockstar Angel Cuff Earring Set from He Qi Crystal Designs


The earrings I wore in my Soft Sugar look were handmade by Lisa of He Qi Crystal Designs. I love wing themed jewelry and wanted these for a long time before I was finally able to purchase them.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Lounge


Lounge (17$) is a reddish brown eyeshadow that has a teal green duochrome shift to it. I previously introduced it to the blog as a Label Whore dupe.

Victoriana by butter LONDON


Victoriana is a pale peacock blue nail color from butter LONDON that's packed full of silver micro glitter.

Shot of the Day featuring Dolce

Dolce

As you may know, I have quite the affinity for tokidoki's Donutella. One of their more recent toys are these Unicornos that come in blind boxes. Of course I only wanted Dolce because of Donutella, but Frank ended up finding one for me! So here is today's SOTD along with a little pic spam showcasing different close-ups and the blind box packaging.

St. Ives Naturally Clear Green Tea Scrub


This has been my favorite facial scrub for at least six months now. I have very sensitive skin and this cleanser is gentle enough to use almost daily.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Urban Decay Cream Shadows in Midnight Rodeo, Radium, and Sphynx


I really wanted to like these cream shadows from Urban Decay, especially since they're on sale for 3$ now. They work fine as bases but I can't seem to make them work for me on their own.

Label Whore Dupes


Label Whore is a color by Too Faced that came out in the Enchanted Glamourland palette last year. It was my first encounter with the burgundy brown with teal/green shift color, and I've come to find that it's a rather common duochrome. I just thought it was so cool (still do) and decided to dedicate an entire post to similar dupes.

ABC (tag)

Rocking Horse-fly

I was tagged by Manda of TOXiD-LOTUS a long time ago, so this post way overdue.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Goldie


Back when my hair was longer, Frank and I had a little photoshoot after going out one night. I thought I'd share my simple outfit and makeup. There will be more in depth jewelry reviews for what I'm wearing here later.

Stila Make Me Blush


Talk about an overdue review! This Stila blush is from February so I doubt it's officially in stock anywhere, but I wanted to post about it for my archives. I remember it being really affordable (like 14$ or something).

NYX Eyebrow Shaper


This is an affordable waxy pencil from NYX that's become an essential part of my makeup routine.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

OCC Nail Lacquer in Strumpet


Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics describes Strumpet as a satin "plum-toned red."

Shot of the Day {New Header}

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I added a header to mu-tokki for the first time! Please let me know what you think, especially if you think it is too overpowering or what not so I can take a smaller one in the future. (≧ ω ≦)

MUFE Eye Seal


Make Up For Ever's Eye Seal (20$ for 0.4 oz--yikes!) is meant to set and waterproof all powdery makeup and pencils. 

Stila It Girl Palette


The first It Girl Palette from Stila was the prequel to the current #2 that is still available. It was about 10-14$ for three shimmery neutral shades. All three have smooth texture and apply wonderfully.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Shot of the Day {Update}

MAC lippie

Hey there, it's been a while, huh? I took a long break for various personal reasons, but I'm slowly trying to make a comeback into the beauty blogging world. I've decided to keep this a hobby and strictly that. I need to remind myself to only update when I'm mentally and emotionally up for it. I never want to feel like working on mu-tokki is a fruitless chore. Also, I would like to start including both eyes/lips swatches in my posts, links to other bloggers I admire, along with the jewelry and outfits I wear. Starting up again feels fresh and in light of that, I've also committed myself to phasing out watermarks. I think it is the major factor as to why blogging felt so tedious for me. There are still a few backed up posts that already have watermarked photos, but we should be free of them soon. I want to note that, the absence of watermarks is not an invitation to steal my work and post it elsewhere, especially without permission and proper crediting. Overall, I'm happy with the decision and really hope I don't end up regretting it. So please, respect my work (as I am quite the novice photographer anyway), and if you would like to use my images, all you have to do is ask. Happier blogging days, here I come!

Korres Pomegranate Cleansing & Make Up Removing Wipes for Oily and Combination Skin


I feel rather indifferent about these wipes. I like the scent and the grooved texture on the wipes, but there's nothing I particularly love about them to warrant a repurchase.

LORAC Visual Effects Curling, Separating, & Lengthening Mascara in Midnight Blue


I got this mascara from HauteLook for 5$ back in March just for kicks. Though it is the better colored mascara out of the ones I've tried from tokidoki and Urban Decay, it doesn't quite live up to its name unfortunately.

Urban Decay Naked Palette Giveaway


It's almost time for school to start up again, so in accordance with my new life goals and coming back to beauty blogging afresh, I wanted to do a giveaway for this palette.

Soft Sugar


What do you think of this look? I'm so bad at naming things. I thought the eyeshadows looked more like pastels than bright or bold so I just went with that.. ^.^;; If you like my earrings, there will be more photos and a review on those soon, so I hope you'll watch out for it~

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Ki by Zoya


You know, I might've overdone it with all the photos I included in this post of Zoya's Ki (8$). It's such an amazing color that I couldn't stop photographing it. It's exciting to realize the duochrome you see in the bottle translates so well onto the nails and quite flawlessly at that.

Shot of the Day

NYX Liquid Crystal Liners in Crystal Aqua & Crystal Pink


These are two glitter liners from NYX that I've been trying out. Crystal Aqua is a very bright blue and Crystal Pink is more like a toned down purple.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Day Six of Asian Pose Meme

Day Six: Pigtails Pose

Please ignore my blemishes! There are two outtakes under the cut.

Stila Color Wheel Eye Shadow Palette {Review}


I wish I could like this palette more. It's so aesthetically pleasing, but it lacks a lot in terms of practicality and performance. I found the eyeshadows really difficult to swatch and have attempted over three times and am still not very pleased with the swatches included in this post. At this point, I just want to be stop dragging it out any longer.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Feelin' Cheeky! Minis from Benefit


This is another mini sample set from Benefit including their cheek/lip stains (minus the new Cha Cha Tint) and High Beam highlighter.

Friday, August 12, 2011

(10) Pearl Eyeshadows from Inglot

395, 399, 402, 406 & 407 (top row)
420, 423, 441, 450 & 453 (bottom row)

These are the last of my Inglot eyeshadows and they have my favorite finish! They all have a pearl sheen, super buttery application and texture, the best pigmentation out of the other eyeshadow finishes I've tried, and wipe off the cleanest with makeup remover.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencils in Clinic, Delinquent & Morphine


These shadow pencils are wonderful. They glide on smoothly, set quickly with great color payoff and work either by themselves or as bases. Clinic is such a gorgeous deep, rich green that pairs nicely with Temptalia's Jealousy Wakes by MAC. Following the cut are some product shots and swatches!

Day Five of Asian Pose Meme

Day Five: Claws Pose

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