This year UN's International Women's Day theme is Inspiring Change, encouraging advocacy for women's advancements everywhere in all ways possible! That's something we as women should live by not just today, but every single day!
Remember to love yourself, respect yourself and cherish yourself every single day, you gorgeous thing!
So my lovelies, one of my favourite store sent me a message that "Somebody loves me"!!!
So I got a few Models Prefer products and a $50 Priceline card to buy a few goodies and create a Valentine's Day makeup look. Exciting! Thank you, Priceline! I feel very very spoiled and grateful!
So I was thinking and thinking and thinking and I decided to buy this:
I bought Eylure False Lashes ($9.99), Models Prefer Infinite Colour Shadow Pencil in Oh Fudge! ($9.99), Face of Australia Lasting Looks Lip Creme in Love Berry ($10.95) and Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream ($15.95).
I don't know what you get up to on Valentine's Day, but I would say that if you are coupled up, there would probably be a bit of smooching going on, and your lipstick might be gone quite quickly. So for that very reason, I thought, why not do something fun with the eyes instead and keep lips simple (or simpl-ish).
I don't wear false lashes, so I wasn't very sure how this was going to turn out and how messy it would be, so I decided to go with the Eylure pair simply because they had self-adhesive, rather than me having to apply it. Then I smudged a bit of Oh Fudge! over my lids and then some FoA Lasting Lip Creme on my lips with a light swipe of Models Prefer Amore on top of it.
I obviously used BB cream on my face and I also used the Brow Pencil provided to fill in my brows.
And this is what I came up with:
And that's me trying to blow a kiss to you all. The world's worst selfies taker ever! :P
But other than that, I do love the look, and oh-my have I been missing out?! Love the false lashes! LOVE!
So whatever it is that you get up to on Valentine's Day with your other half, remember, be with someone who will ruin your lipstick and not your mascara. And also make sure that your nails are looking pretty! You know, just in case :)
Whatever you do, have fun and remember, you are with your other half on all other days too, so show them that you love them every single day! And now a shallow question - what sort of makeup look will you go for this Valentine's Day?
And why not doll up even if you are single or not celebrating Valentine's with your other half?! Nothing wrong with that!
OPI promised breakthrough finishes and they most certainly were quite interesting!!!
With majority of OPI collections, I end up buying the Mini pack and then if a colour that's not in the mini pack takes my fancy, I buy that one as well.
This is what I ended up buying from Gwen's collection:
I bought the Mini Pack containing Hey Baby, I Sing in Color, Love.Angel.Music.Baby and 4 in the Morning. I'm attracted to shiny things (according to Barney from HIMYM, that's one of the similarities between women and fish - we're attracted to shiny objects!). So there you have it, I just had to buy Push and Shove!
Push and Shove comes with a complimentary Lay Down that Base base coat. I'm not going to lie, I haven't used the base coat. The packaging says that Push and Shove is intended for One Night Only wear. True that! It started peeling within hours. Now, this could have been due to not using the base coat, so I will see how I go next time I use it. Having said that, when it's not peeling, it looks amazing!
Hey Baby is a creamy pink - very pretty shade of pink (not that I've ever come across a shade of pink that wasn't pretty!).
I Sing in Color is a creamy vampy red - I am growing to like the vampy shades more and more! Easy to apply and two coats will have you covered!
Love.Angel.Music.Baby - OMG!!! So I'm not a big fan of gold nail polish. I don't think it suits my skintone. But this one!!! Satiny, shimmery finish and possibly the lighter shade of gold are making me fall in love with this colour over and over again! It is absolutely gorgeous!
4 in the Morning is a black satin shade. Under some lighting, it looks like it has a bit of a shimmer to it, but other times it looks like a satin black. Either way, I quite liked it!
At the moment, I'm rocking 4 in the Morning, with an accent nail in Love.Angel.Music.Baby for the fourth day and there is no chipping! Yay!!! Love it!
Overall, I quite like this collection - the names are fun (aren't they always), the finishes are great, there's not much chipping happening (minus the peeling experienced with OPI Push and Shove) and I am glad I got these babies! Out of all of them, you would have guessed that Love.Angel.Music.Baby is my fave! Who woulda thunk, right?!
Have you bought any polishes from this collection? Are you planning to? Which one do you like the most? I won't lie, I love the look of In True Stefani Fashion and I talked myself out of buying it. For now.