Chanel Collection Superstition For FALL 2013

If any of you have visited a chanel make-up counter recently, you may have seen their new fall make-up collection. The collection is called ‘superstition’. The Chanel Superstition collection is named for Coco Chanel’s own love of good luck charms and her own superstitious leanings. Gabrielle Chanel was a firm believer in luck, and surrounded herself with her favorite talismans and charms.  A firm believer in luck, Gabrielle Chanel surrounded herself with her favorite charms and talismans, as much for good fortune as for inspiration. The symbols that warded off superstitious fears now serve as silent muses for an enchanting Fall makeup collection. Sumptuous khaki tones are set off by new ‘lucky charm’ duos: entrancing, shade-matched pairs for cheeks and lips.

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I got to play around with some of the makeup, and as always, I am in love! CHANEL makeup never seems to disappoint! Their products are such high quality and totally worth the splurge! Here’s my take:

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The LES 4 OMBRES MYSTÈRE quad is gorgeous! It has both muted and slightly shimmered shades that can be used in many different combinations. The black shade (top left) has a gorgeous undertone of golden sparkle, as does the golden ivory next to it. The colours above include two shades of Khaki and are lovely. As with all Chanel Eye shadows, they are super high quality, highly pigmented and there is no fall out, so you don’t waste a single speckle!

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LE BLUSH CRÈME DE CHANEL Cream Blush 

This innovative formula offers an enticing new way to blush. Simple to apply with fingertips or a brush, the powder-cream colour features sheer yet vibrant pigments for instant luminosity. The silky texture offers a long- wear satin finish, both soft and comfortable for every skin type. Mix and match the eight versatile shades, use as primer to enhance the wear of another blush or powder, or pair seamlessly with a complementary lip colour for a mesmerizing match.

I’m a big fan of cream blush, so I was happy to see that this collection from CHANEL had some lovely cream blushers. I got to play with Presage, an apricot, almost peachy shade. The texture is soft and not as creamy as you’d expect. It almost turns to a powder finish on the skin and blends beautifully.The case of the blusher is a lot more compact than the standard CHANEL blush compacts, and comes in six shades. Destiny (intense beige), Presage (apricot), Revelation (coral pink), Inspiration (soft blush pink), Affinite (intense blush pink) and Fantastic (burgundy).

That’s all for today guysss.

Xx

Aisha!

 

 

 

Tom Ford’s Eye Defining Pen Pencil Review

Tom Ford finally released a liquid eyeliner, and it is flat out phenomenal. The Eye Defining Pen in Deeper, $55 USD, is a dual-ended eyeliner pen with one of the richest, satin-matte black formulas I have ever encountered. I was hesitant at first since it is not a waterproof formula, which is best for my hooded almond eyes, but my expectations were far exceeded at first swipe.
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 The calligraphy brush is amazing; it makes applying liquid eyeliner a breeze, and you can achieve such thin, precise lines with hardly any pressure. The brush is nicely saturated, so it doesn’t skip or drag while applying, so you can get crisp, opaque line. The calligraphy brush is capable of thicker lines, but it excels at the thin lines in particular.  The formula is very wet, and it takes a few seconds to dry down and set.
However, at $55, this bad boy requires serious beauty budget wiggle room. But oh my God does this thing work! A dual-tipped pen with a long flexible nib on one end and a shorter precision tip on the other, it downright delivers. Both tips draw preternaturally smooth, jet-black lines in a single pass, better than anything else I’ve ever used! Tom Ford obviously doesn’t give a darn about breaking budgets, and Deeper is far from cost-effective, but at least it delivers top-notch results. If you crave high-end makeup and value long-wearing, black-as-night liners that also look phenomenal, Deeper is as delicious as a good pecan pie.
Hope this helped!
Xx
Aisha

Mac’s Let’s Skate: Product Review

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This shade had really great pigmentation–it was fully opaque on the lid, and it didn’t need to be built up in endless layers either. It wasn’t the most flattering when it dried down on my lid, but from a normal viewing distance, it didn’t create noticeable crepiness. I didn’t experience any fall out with this shade, which was definitely a happy surprise! It had a creamy, blendable consistency that dried down just slightly longer than a cream/matte Paint Pot but not so long that it had time to gather in the creases and settle there. After twelve hours, there were no signs of creasing or fading.

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I love MAC paint pots, and after asking the girl working at the store what she was wearing on her eyes, she told me she had decided on a more natural look today and that she had used this. So I bought it thinking I could use it everyday. Well, I can use this everyday, however I find it very glittery. A lot more than I expected. I am not sure if it’s just the color when it’s applied or what. I like it, but I don’t love it like I expected. It appears baby pink and when it is applied it seems to look almost white, and very glittery. I will try maybe mixing this with another color, or just buying a different color next time!

 Hope this helped!

Xx 

Aisha

Our most used make-up products!

So, today I thought I’d tell you guys our most used make-up products. This way, you guys will know what type of make-up we at glitterguide love to use! These are my current favourites; products that I use for both day and night wear, that can be kept natural, or built on for a more dramatic look.

1) Mac Frankly Scarlet Blush

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love love love this product. Probably Mac’s best product.

This blush may look frightening in the pan, but if you know how to apply it, it is beautiful. It is a very intense bright red with a slight pink color to it. All you need is one light swipe with your blush brush to get a pretty flushed, doll-like look– applying any more than that and it can look extremely garish and unnatural on your skin. (Like you took strawberries and smeared them on your cheeks! lol) Less is definitely more with this blush. Because of this, I doubt I will ever run out of it and need to purchase more, so this is an excellent buy! The best part is that you can apply it to build the color up to your liking. At first it can be pretty intimidating to wear such a bright red but really the results can range from subtle to dramatic and not in the best way either! Oh and the matte finish is amazing I like it but I won’t be repurchasing because even though I’ve had mine for nearly two years it still looks brand new.

2) Soap and Glory One Heck of A Blot

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Best translucent powder I’ve tried. It’s mattifying, without making the skin look dull or loaded with powder. I use it over my nose, forehead and chin, and it keeps my skin looking oil-free all day. It takes away shine, doesn’t look cakey and gives my makeup a more expensive look. I adore the packaging too which is pretty and fits into my little black clutch for nights out.

3) Maybelline liquid liner in black

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This is my favorite liquid eyeliner. I love the sponge tip and it goes on smoothly and easily. This liner also lasts me through out the day. It is honestly one of the best liquid liners I have used. I’ve tried everything- from MAC, Lancome, to Wet’n’wild, and this one is the best out of all of them. It is a felt tip so it is easier to control with detail as opposed to a brush tip. It’s a nice inky black with a nice, not too slippery or thick consistency. I would recommend this 10/10.

4) Mac Lady Danger Lipstick

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Lady Danger is definitely my favorite red lipstick of all time! Keep in mind I love bright lipsticks like Candy Yum Yum, Saint Germain, Morange and Viva Glam Nicki. On my lips it looks like a bright true red. I don’t have to put concealer on my lips with this lipstick because the pigment in my lips help to sort of cancel out the orange tone yet keep it bright. It lasted all day and isn’t as drying as Ruby Woo.

5) Urban Decay Naked Palette

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My absolute go to eyeshadows! Lovely natural looking hues an really complimentary. There is something for everyone in this palette. It’s pricey yes but totally worth it and lasts forever! I’ve been using this everyday since two years and I’ve hit pan on half backed and smog which is to say they are my favourite 2 shades in the palette. I have already bought the full size individual pots for these 2! I use half baked as a lid colour, then smog on the outer thirds. Then darkhorse on the outer V if I want to deepen the look. These 3 shades compliment each other so well. I’ve recently started using the 2 matte shades, naked and buck for work day looks and I love how natural and clean my eye make up looks! I love to dip my brush into half baked mixed with naked so there is a bit of shimmer for all over the lid, and the same with smog when using buck on the outer thirds. I love all the shades, but the ones I’ve mentioned are the ones I use on a regular basis. When I run out of these shades I think I will buy the individual pots and make my own palette using their empty palette cases. I own the UD Nake Palette 2 as well, but as the shades are more cooler, I don’t find them working well for my skin tone. Or I haven’t experimented enough with it. If I had known, I would not purchase the 2 palette and stick with the original only.

 

That’s all for today guys.

Hope this helped!

Xx

Aisha

Fashion Icon of the week: Kate Middleton!

Kate Middleton; our favourite modern new princess is also fashion royalty!
Her classy outfits and glamourous hats never seem to disappoint us. She was also in Vogue’s Top Ten Best Dressed!
So here goes…

RED is a difficult colour to pull off. But Kate Middleton makes it look easy!

I mean have you seen anyone pull off the Lady in Red look better than her?! She makes sure she doesn’t overdo it and that is the beauty of it. Less is more.

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Being part of the British Royal Family, Kate keeps her grace and elegance in tact with her everyday outfits being casual yet classy! Her dresses and coats always decked up with a gorgeous hat and of course, her clutches.

Can someone look this graceful in a pair of denim jeans and boots?

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Just look at her on her wedding day!!
Still remember we both watched the event on TV together and had totally flipped when she arrived. Who didn’t?!

She was RADIATING!

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Lucky man, Prince William!

Kate Middleton reveals her McQueen gown as she arrives with sister Pippa at Westminster Abbey for the Royal Wedding

Look at the details…

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Lets not forget how simply stunning she looked when she was expecting the Royal Baby!

Her motherly glow reflected on her fashion. Just look at the poise and elegance. This lemon yellow coat is my fav!

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Seems like that is it for now. wish i was her

Xx

Aisha & Cyra

Different ways to stylise your scarves!

You know how you see gorgeous scarves or shawls in a store and you know you have to buy them but once they’re there you don’t really know how to wear them to work with your outfit. Well, it is time to bring out those scarves from the very back of your closet because I am going to tell you a few new and different ways to stylise those scarves.

THE TURTLE NECK

This is a simple look that can work in any season! All you have to do is take your scarf and wrap it loosely around your neck and tie two small knots on the two ends.

During the winters, its a great way to wear your mufflers. It looks super cozy and cute especially if a brighter colour is used to bring life to your normally dark coats and blazers.

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Not only that, its also an adorable way to add a little flair to your summer outfit! Great for a day out to the park or beach.

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THE SCARF BELT

This is one of my favourite ways of styling my scarves! It not only spices up your get-up but also saves some bucks on the belts 😉

You just simply have to take your scarf through from where you take your belt and that’s about it.

I remember doing this the last time I went to my friend’s party down a shack near the beach. It looked super chic with my white Zara shorts and I got the scarf from a market at the beach only!

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You can also tie the belt around a dress to give it a decorative look. This black and white scarf was a great way to style the otherwise plain black dress.

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Other than this, what you can do is wear a cute thin belt over your dress or shirt, put the scarf hanging from around your neck and put its too lose ends through the belt to give a very Seventeen Magazine look!

It will look something like this:

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THE HEADBAND

This is an extremely lovable look which is very simple to pull off. All you have to do is take a shorter scarf and wrap it from the scalp behind your neck to the top and tie it neatly. If the scarf is long, don’t worry, all you have to do is wrap it around twice this way your knot goes at the back of your neck.

Its perfect for protecting your hair from the wind so make sure you try this next time you go out on a windy day. And it also utilises the thinner and lighter scarves.

Its a very vintage look and works perfectly with some 80’s accessories like these round glasses and red lipstick.

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It can also be tied in a girly little bow. Just make sure the bow is not too small nor too big.

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Also, to change it up a bit, you can twist your scarves together in a rope-like manner and get a really lovely headband like this:

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Paris Hilton and Blake Lively rocking the scarf headbands!

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So these were three basic methods of accessorising your scarves. Make sure to check out these 15 simple methods as well:

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Xx

Aisha & Cyra

How to: Chevron Nails

I just love love love the chevron nail trend that is so in today. And though i’m really tired after a hard day of work, I’m still gonna show you guys how you can pull off this look.

First of all, I’ve got for you guys this really great tutorial:

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And now, I’ll show you guys some variations you can try. First of all, there’s the one nail chevron. I’ve done this on my nails many times and it looks great! You guys can try it with one nail chevron, one nail glitter, and the others in one colour like this:

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There are many variations for this, and if you want a more understated look you can try it like this:

 

 

 

 

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A colour combo I really love is the one in the photo below. I got this done in Hawaii when I went there for a holiday with my ex and I can tell you, it looked FAB:

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If  you’re going for a more grungy look, you can go for something darker. Grey and black like in the photo looks so sexy:

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Lastly I have for you guys another tutorial. This is a less common variation of the chevron trend nail, and though this is as yet comparatively less discovered it still looks super trendy!

 

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Have a great day, and I hope this helped.

Xx

Aisha