Friday, October 27, 2017

Get Ready with Me: Quick and Easy

Hey everyone, 

It's been a while, but so much have been going on in my life. Let's just say I want to try out a new path and this is why I am now making Youtube videos. I mean I always wanted to even before starting this blog, but I was so shy. I never really put myself out there. That's why I started with the blog first. Now that I am more confident I really feel good about it. You'll see that in the few videos that I've posted, I don't talk much yet but I'm getting there. I have four so far and I'll post them here in other blog posts. 

This is my first ever Youtube video. I would really appreciate it if you guys could take the time and watch it. 



Anyways guys thank you so much for coming back and taking the time to read this post.
See you soon. 
Mirlaine xoxo

Thursday, February 2, 2017

How I make light colored lipsticks match my skin tone.

I've always been searching for the perfect nude lip. It's so hard and everytime some companies considers a lipstick to be a nude color, it always ends up being too light for me and I never knew how to make it perfect for my skin tone.  




The little trick I picked up is using a lipliner. Simple right?! Who knew? Not me! I recently purchased the MAC lipliner in the color Cork. It really is the best. It really is a nude color for my skin tone and it really shapes my lips to perfection. So now thanks to this lipliner all of the lipsticks I bought over the years are not just sitting there rotting on my lipstick stand. It works perfectly with the Kat Von D everlasting liquid lipstick in the color Bow n Arrow. At first I was so mad at myself for spending money on something that wasn't going to work for the hundred time but this time it did. I went back picked up other light coloured lipsticks from my collection and it works. It really works.



Left to right
MAC Lipliner Cork
Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick #14
Anastasia Beverly Hills Sepia
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick Bow N Arrow


MAC Lipliner: Cork
Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick: Sepia

I just want to mention that Sepia by Anastasia Beverly Hills is actually not too light for me, it's just so close to my skin tone that it makes me seem like I have no lips so the lipliner really brings back my shape. 

Mirl XOXO

Monday, January 23, 2017

New Maybelline Master Blush Color & Highlight Kit + Swatches

Hey everyone, 

Today I wanted to introduce the New Master Blush color & Highlight kit, like the title says. Seriously though, I fell in love. Like you guys probably know if you've read some of the last post about makeup, I don't really use blush anymore, but this palette certainly makes me want to take the time and add this step back into my routine.




This palette contains one highlight and three blushes. I must say at first glance I was really pleased to see some darker shades compared to the baby pink colours we usually find at the drugstore. I'm just going to introduce the palette and make swatches of all the colors.





Maybelline Master Blush palette



Mirl XOXO

Monday, January 16, 2017

5 Must Haves For A Girls Night In

Let's face it we all love a good girls night. Whether they are planned or just a last minute plan there are a few things you can't miss out on to make sure you have a night to remember. For this post keep in mind that I am talking about a nice night in with the girlfriend in the comfort of your home or your friends place.



1. WINE! Because hello, even if it's just to get a little tipsy and not be half passed drunk everything is just great with a little bit of alcohol. Wine does loosens some tongues too for some juicy gossips. 

2. GOOD FOOD, JUNK FOOD Us girls always need to munch on something so make sure to have a lot of snack and since we're already drinking some junk food is just going to hurt us a little bit more so just let's go for it ... make sure to always have desert. Thank me later.

3. GOOD MUSIC Whether it's just to have in the background or actually out loud it's always good and may I suggest old school songs. It's always nice to reminisce. You might even end up with an unplanned Karaoke night.

4. COMFY CLOTHES You are not there to impress, you are with your girls. It's not a competition.  Make yourself comfortable and enjoy the night.

5. YOUR MOUTH Let's be honest those nights are mainly to talk shit a little bit. So make sure to bring some juicy gossips even if it's about yourself. 

I hope you enjoyed this little post. It's really different for me. Even if the idea just came to me in a moment, I really wanted to share it with you guys. So let me know if you liked it.

Mirl XOXO

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Christmas Party Vibes 2016

Hey guys,

So about a week and a half ago was my Christmas party from work. It was amazing. I had a lot of fun and lets just say the next day was kind of hard to deal with. Seriously thought, I just wanted to stop by and share some pictures and also my outfit of the night. Let's do it!

Dynamite
Chain: Forever 21


H&M  

Payless 

I don't really have nice pictures of my makeup. I have some selfies from the night but it was pretty dark in the reception room.


Makeup details:
Primer:
Taste clean slate poreless 
Foundation: 
L'Oréal Infallible Pro-Matte in 111 soft sable mixed with Nars Sheer Glow in Macao
Concealer: 
Maybelline Fit Me in Cafe
Blush:
Mac in Sunbasque
Highlight:
Becca inTopaz mixed with Colour Splash in Spicy Splash
Liquid eyeliner:
Kat Von D in Trooper
Under Eyeliner:
Extra-Intense liquid pencil eyeliner in carbon black
Mascara: 
L'Oréal Voluminous in carbon black 
Setting Spray 
Urban Decay All Nighter 
Lips: 
Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick in Sepia

Follow me on snapchat if you want some extra pictures whenever I go out. It's miminexo.

Mirl XOXO

Sunday, November 13, 2016

October Favorites 2016

Today is the day I share a few of my favorite products from the last month. There is only a few products, but I thought it would be nice to take the time and share them. From skincare to makeup, let's see what products caught my attention in the month of October.




The first product is a skincare product. I have really dry skin to begin with and on top of everything winter is almost here ready to smack me across the face. This product is for my body. How would I describe my skin? It's really prone to blemishes. I basically have eczema, but it's pretty easy to control except for the last few months where I had to go back to my old cocktail to make sure it doesn't go out of control. I basically use a really moisturizing body wash and a really good moisturizer afterwords, but lately it's just not enough so I decided to add an oil bath to the mix. It continues the moisturizing treatment overnight and the itchiness goes away for long hours after I take my shower. The one I use is the Excipial bath and skin therapy oil by Galderma. It's really good, really moisturizing and honestly even of the part of my body where it's not that dry it's just makes my skin really smooth and really shiny and looking healthy then it ever did. It's a good product to add during the winter that's for sure. 

The second one is a sample i had for my birthday from Sephora. It's the Fresh Soy face cleanser. There's not much to say about it. It's really gentle, really soft on the skin, not too harsh. It smells good. It's just too bad the sample wasn't that big.

I also really enjoyed the Gorilla snot gel for my edges. My hair gets really curly fast even after I relax my hair. Lets just say that after 2 to 3 shampoos I already have to use some kind of gel for my edges. I tried a lot of them. Usually. anything I would try would just make my hair even more curly or would hold for not even an hour, but this product is the best one I have tried so far. I'm really pleased with it for the most part. I mean it does hold my edges for at least a whole day and it's not too hard or too sticky either. The only problem I have with this product is the fact that it does leave some residue on the hair. Yellow one on top of that. I mean I just try not to touch it too much then. 

The last one is a product I actually already used before. The weird thing about it is that I used to love this foundation, then really hated it and I just started using it again and I love it again. It's the L'Oréal Infallible pro-matte foundation. It's really good and for some reason my skin is still pretty oily this time of year even if usually it's pretty dry. The reason I stopped liking it is because it would never sit nicely on my skin and it was just too easy for me to put too much where it would just be so patchy and caky on my face. But now it's smooth and fresh, the way it was the first time I ever bought it and tried it. If anyone is interested the color I use is 111 Soft Sable.

So this is it for my October favorites. Let me know which products you guys liked in the month of October.

Mirl XOXO

Monday, October 31, 2016

My updated everyday makeup.

I thought I would do an updated everyday makeup. Basically, I'll just mention the products I've been using to do my makeup lately. Most of the products are the same but some of them are not and I did add a few to the list. If you want to see the previous post about my everyday makeup you can just click right here. Let's just get right into it. 



As a primer, I use the Mac Cosmetics fix plus. I usually only use it during the winter because it does make my face a little more shiny then I would like during the summer. Since my skin is a little bit more dry during those cold months, it just makes it perfect. I tried it many ways and the way that really works for me, is when I dot my foundation on my face, spray the fix plus and then blend my foundation. 

The foundation I use is still the same. It's my favourite and I really don't know if I'm ever going to change. The Revlon Colorstay is just the best and it's actually running low. I guess I'll be heading to the States soon. It's just the best, the color match and the staying power is just amazing. Now, I did use other ones but I just always go back to Revlon. I also tried the Nars Sheer Glow which I liked but it's too expensive for me to use everyday.

Next, I use the Maybelline concealer. It's the Superstay Better Skin in the color deep. I really like it. It really hides my dark circles and stays put all day. I don't use the Maybelline Fit Me anymore only because they either discontinued my color or it's just not available in Canada. I usually just put some on my under eyes and on my brow bone, let it sit for a minute or two and then dab and blend it. I don't use it as a highlight because anyways it's a perfect match for my skin tone and I'm not really there yet when it come to doing my makeup. 

As for eyeliner, I still use l'Oréal Infallible The Super Slim liquid eyeliner in the color black. I really like it. I did try the L'Oréal Voluminous Superstar liquid eyeliner in the color black, but I must say I really don't like it. I have to press so much on the applicator or shake it up really hard to get a nice sharp line and a nice color pay off. That's why I went back to my trusty Super Slim eyeliner.

As for blush and mascara, it didn't change. I won't get into any long details but I didn't try anything new. I still use the MAC blush in the color sunbasque and my mascara is still the L'Oréal Voluminous in Carbon Black. The only thing I can say that has change is the fact that I use a different mascara when it comes to my bottom lashes. I use the L'Oréal Telescopic in Carbon Black. I like the fact that it separates my bottom lashes without making them look too thick. I should also mention that I don't necessarily use blush everyday.

Now on to the best part, my highlight. Now, I layer two highlights one on top of the other. I bought I new one not to long ago it's the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector one the color Topaz. I must say for my skin tone it's a perfect match, but I do need to layer it with another one which is the Colour Splash  baked mineral blush in Spicy Splash. Now yes it's a blush but I use the lightest color as my highlight, and I'm sorry but it is wayyyyy tooooo sparkly to be a blush, it's a highlight! I won't talk to much about the Becca highlight because I will have a review coming in a few weeks.

I don't use a lipstick for my everyday makeup. Like I said many times, I'm not a lipstick girl I only use them on occasions. The only product I use on my lips is some lip balm. The one I really like is the Softlips Lip Moisturizer in the flavour Cool Cherry. It also has a fps of 20.

My everyday makeup minus the blush.

Thank you
Mirl XOXO
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