Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Vanity Makeover

I love color and I am not a big fan of all-shades-brown furniture that is available in stores (dont get me wrong, sometimes you need that neutral but sometimes you need some fun as well!).

Enter Spray paint!

Using spray paint is such an easy way of making something unique and that too of your choice.

While I was browsing my color options, I thought why not go with the 'gloss' option, so I ordered this rust-oleum paint in 'Gloss Apple Red' from amazon.

Here's a quick before and after of my so-called vanity. It was so easy and the result is a nice pop of color in the room.


AFTER (spray painting the heck out of it)

I added a touch of antique gold acrylic paint on the knobs and it was good to go.
It definitely makes a statement! What do you think?!

Monday, July 14, 2014

My Everyday 5-minute Makeup Routine

Honestly, I dont like to spend time doing my makeup in the morning but at the same time I like to look a little put together for work. Today I am going to share my everyday makeup routine which takes about 5 minutes!

My skin is behaving these days so I dont need much coverage. I quickly dust this BareMinerals Original mineral foundation all over my face. It feels light and gives me sheer coverage which is perfect for the natural look that I am going for. Even though its a powder, it gives me a nice dewy finish and does not fall flat.

Then I dust the Nars Orgasm blush, from the Orgasm/Laguna blush and bronzer duo on my cheeks. Since it has shimmer in it, it gives me a nice healthy glow plus the color is really flattering!

Next I fill in my brows with Mac's eyeshadow in Mystery. Taking a little time out to define my brows makes quite a difference in the overall look.

Then its time for liner. This Stila's Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner is the thing! It stays all day long, is intense, does not budge and its perfect for winged eyeliner.

Next up is mascara. I am currently using and loving Tarte's Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara. It lengthens, volumizes and is cruelty-free. Enough said!

Finally, I apply a lip balm or whatever lipstick I feel like wearing that day. Here I have Bobbi Brown's Sheer Lip Color in Rosy which is a sheer pink-red lipstick.

Thanks to the husband for taking the pictures! :)