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

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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: Flawless Water Marble Manicure!

So I remember the first time I came across a water marble nail art video on youtube, I got totally hooked! But I also remember that I tried and tried and just couldn’t get it right urgh

To all of those who don’t know what water marble is, don’t worry, Cyra‘s here for you :*

its just like marble cake except with nail colours and you can’t eat it

I thought we could start off with a simple tutorial and then move on the tips and tricks!

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Isn’t it just GORGEOUS?!

And totally easy to do 😀

Here are a few things you girls need to keep in mind:

  • Make sure the water is room temperature filtered water.
  • Do NOT let the nail polish dry while in water.
  • Wrap a material (preferably, transparent tape) around – but not on top of – your nail to make sure the nail colour does not come on your skin.
  • If your nail polish still spreads on your skin, dip a q-tip in your nail polish remover and use to tidy up your beautiful manicure.
  • Best nail polish brand for water marble manicures, from my experience is China Glaze.

Now here are a few of MY successful water marble nail art:

I don’t know about you but I’m a huge blue+purple fan!

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These PINK hearts took a lot of trial and error but a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do 😉

Its perfect for Valentine’s Day

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This is how you should make the designs on your cup for the hearts!

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Now for something funky!

The BUMBLEBEE stripes!

I did this for my friend last Halloween:

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All you have to do is make sure you make a black and yellow bullseye in your cup of water and use your toothpick to make straight lines left and right.

Its not necessary the stripes have to be yellow and black:

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This Midnight Blue and Silver look is perfect for a date, girls night out or a late night party!

Here’s a really COLOURFUL and adorable one:

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Perfect for a fun day at the beach or an afternoon picnic ✿

If you have really long nails like my sister’s then you can even do a half marble and accessorise it with some gems or beads *_*

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Did this for my sister on her wedding. (Love you Anyla!)

So that’s it for water marble manicures.

Hope you try it and LOVE IT!

Kisses,

Cyra

My Hair Today

Here’s a quick sneak peek at what my hair style today is based on. I pinned this photo on my pinterest board ‘Hair’ yesterday and I just couldn’t get over it. I wanted to have the exact same hair style with the same beautiful lip colour this girl has on.Image

This was actually very simple making. I found a very good tutorial on the internet. 

Here you go guys!:

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Hope you guys liked this post!

Xx

Aisha

How To: The Perfect Bun

I’ve finally mastered it guys! The perfect bun.

Cyra and I had been on a mission to find a way to make the perfect bun. And you know what? We’ve completed th emission and now we are going to help you guys get the perfect bun, too. I’m going to cover the three most basic buns, which every girl should know how to make!

The Braided Bun

This is actually quite simple. Though at your first attempt this may turn out untidy, the more you try it the better it will become. Here’s a photo:

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Of course, there are many ways this can be attempted- for an office meeting for example I go for a neater, tighter bun like the one in the photo. For a night out with friends however I leave out some loose strands and try to make the bun as messy as possible. The tutorial for this is super simple, and it’s the one I learnt how to make a braided bun:

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The Simple Bun

This bun is the most perfect bun for when going out to get the groceries etc. It’s very simple and anyone can make it.  Here’s a photo which will help you guys picture what it should look like:

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AAAAND HERE’S THE TUTORIAL. Possibly the best tutorial on the internet ❤

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The ballerina Bun

Who doesn’t think the ballerina bun is the cutest most pretty thing on the planet? It is so feminine and looks great on everyone. Here’s what it looks like:

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And here’s the tutorial:

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Hope this helped!

Xx

Aisha