Saturday, June 25, 2011

EOTD - IIFA Inspired Look - #1

With all the media coverage, green carpet pics and news about the IIFA's, Toronto has been lit Bollywood Style.  In honour of IIFA and for those who may not have the opportunity to get "Green Carpet" ready with their own Beauty entourage, here is a GLAM look that is super easy to achieve:

Here are the steps to achieve this look:

Step 1
Primer (Use Primer or alternatives are Liquid Cover-Up, I used Vasanti in V3)

Step 2
Use a white shimmery colour on the inner 1/3 of the eye (I used Golden Temple, the lighter shade)

Step 3
Use the shimmery teal, on the middle part of the eye (Vasanti Lake Louise E/S Duo)

Step 4
Use the Matte Navy on the corner edge and blend into the crease (Vasanti Lake Louise E/S Duo)

Step 5
Any Navy Blue pencil to line underneath the eye and waterline

Step 6
Use the Shimmery teal with a flat liner brush and line underneath the eye on top of the pencil liner

Step 7
Use a highlighter shade under the brow on the brow bone (I used MAC's Rice Paper)

Step 8
Finish with Liquid Eye liner and Mascara

This look is great for the IIFAs, Party, Reception or a Special night out. 

Always Smile :)  - Sand

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Lifestyle Post: Top "Anthem" Songs :)

I love music! I love how it can take you back to a single moment in your life.  Today I am specifically talking about songs that have an "Anthem" feel.  There will be a mix that I have posted but here goes:

#5 - Express Yourself - By Madonna
What can I say, this song when it first came out had a cool video, a great beat, and you wanted to learn the lyrics asap.  We didn't have the aid of the Internet to find the lyrics,you had to learn the words by hearing it over and over again, or you bought the Tape (Yes i said Tape!) or watch the video on MuchMusic, and in the process you would learn the dance moves :) ... I didn't care about the "explicit" imagery in her video, all I cared about was the message "Express yourself"!

#4 - Survivor - By Destiny's Child
It was hard not to love everything by these women, but this song had the perfect ingredients for what makes a great anthem! It was catchy, you could dance to it and the words you can identify with!

#3 - All I Do Is Win - By DJ Khaled
This is a great song!  I have this on my IPOD and I will re peat at least 3 times before I move on.  It is a must for anyone who wants to feel and get motivated so check it out!

#2 - Born this way - By Lady Gaga
How can this song not be on this list! This song makes me smile and yes, I will sing this loud and proud at any given moment!

Drum roll please..............................................................

#1 - Freedom - By George Michael
Hands down, one of the first songs I remember listening to and thinking I love the message and I love this song.   It was easy to listen to, to dance to and to sing along to.  Hands down my favourite all time anthem!

What are YOUR fave ANTHEM Songs? Feel free to share!

Always Smile  :)   - Sand

Thursday, June 2, 2011

EOTD - Pink/Purple

Here is a fun look I created with Pinks and purples.  Great for brown eyes, check it out:

Products Used:
MAC - Paint Pot - Soft Ochre (Base)
Coastal Scents  - 88 Ultra Shimmer Palette
MAC - Rice Paper (Highlight)
Vasanti - Cleopatra Liquid Liner
Vasanti - Volta Eye Pencil
Maybelline - Great Lash Mascara

Always Smile :)  - Sand