OG Goes out and about! Swarovski Fall/Winter 2014/15 Facets of Light event!



On Monday 9th of June 2014, I was one of the lucky few to attend Swarovski's unveiling of their new Fall Winter 2014-15 Facets of Light collection at Zero Gravity, Skydive Dubai for their top VIPs and media in the region. This futuristic collection was inspired by LED effects, holograms, kaleidoscopic and moving-image motifs. Check out the pictures below of the easy-to-wear, everyday pieces, as well as bold designs that make a real fashion statement.







This collection is spot-on with the mixd metals trend, where the entire collection uses different metal effect. This collection answers all taste, from clean nude palettes, to highly colorful and vibrant tones as well as Dark, mysterious, and seductive pieces that have a romantic yet rock influence!

Summer Essentials! 2014 Edition!

Temperature is rising, we are sweating, some are tanning (others are getting nasty sunburns minus the tan). Summer is Here! and here I am with summer essentials!


Let's start with the skincare routine!

I decided to go for the new Neutrogena pore & shine wash because not only does it get the job done (cleans your face awesomely) but also it smells amazing and fresh with light citrus notes. Then comes the MOST important product for the Summer season: SUNSCREEN! I cannot stress enough how important this is when you are out and about during the day. I was recently introduced to this sunscreen lotion from Herbline Essentials and I love the fact that it is highly absorbable and light on the face, making it easy to apply makeup afterwards. Also, let's not forget about dehydration and the chapped lips that result from that! So a product that's medically made for this purpose is handy to have in your bag. What's better is that this lip-balm is infused with SPF taking lips protection to another level! 
Lastly, I end the night with some Bioderma H20 remover. This product is HEAVENLY! It literally feels like you are cleansing your face with water and little product goes a long way, which is awesome! 

Now onto Scents! 
Ladies, we gotta smell good all the time, and Summer is a time to double the effort to do so. I picked two products that are suitable for day wear (as they are very flowery), first is the newly launched Fa anti-perspirant and the CK Eternity 25 years -Silver Edition- perfume. I chose the Fa product because it smells amazing (Poppy & Bluebell - Just like summer in a bowl), it is anti-stain with 48 hours protection. As for the perfume it is a floral composition made of freesia, safe and mandarin with a bas of sandalwood, amber and patchouli as well as middle note of lily of the valley, white lily, marigold and daffodil. This perfume is long-lasting making it perfect for the season! 

And lastly, aesthetics! 
Alright, so the canvas is now clean and ready to be painted! I suggest going for a subtle makeup look, and in order to do that, you might want to drop the foundation and exchange it with a powder, just because it's easier to deal with when you sweat! Recently I found a Revlon Color-Stay powder stashed away and thought I'd give it a try. My verdict? It's a pretty decent product that provides good coverage and doesn't cause my face to be all cake-y and it's extremely light on the face. Also, a simple mascara and eyeliner look with a subtle lipstick is the way to go! Products I picked for this season include the new eyeliner from Benefit Cosmetics which I reviewed here, a new mascara by Bourjois called "Volume 1 Seconde" that instantly lengthens, curls and gives volume to your lashes (within one second), and a subtle -long lasting- Coral color (#32) Rimmel Lipstick from the Kate Moss line (pic below). Make sure to end it with some funky colorful nails to make up from the subtle (but gorgeous) face. OPI nail-polishes are high in opacity that dry quickly and last atleast 3 days, the bottle too lasts a long time. 
Picture from http://au.rimmellondon.com/

Hope you liked my picks! 
Tell me about yours! 


They're Real World! + FOTD


As you guys might have noticed, I am a huge fan of the brand Benefit Cosmetics! Their products are fun and cool but also effective and look into solving everyday problems. So it was no surprise that they spent 5 years developing a product that solves one of the toughest makeup issues women have: applying eyeliners!

Benefit Cosmetics developed a product (They're Real Push-up liner; available July 1st) that allows women to apply eyeliner with ease and speed! In my opinion, this eyeliner has its' pros and cons:

Pros:
Long Lasting
Smudge and Water proof
Jet black color with a matte finish (Check out how it looks like in the pic below!)
It's gel formula
An AccuFlex tip that allows you to apply it as close to the lash as possible with one sweep


Cons:
I actually didn't find it easy to get creative with (eg. doing a sweep up with the liner)
It's very messy and hard to clean off

And then comes the mascara. This has honestly become one of my favorite go-to mascara because of the fact that it not only lengthens and gives volume to your lashes, but it also separates them (no clumping?! BIG PLUS!). It is amazing in all aspects, however it is VERY hard to clean off. The result is still worth the after-hassle though. 

Benefit Cosmetics are also introducing a new eye makeup remover. It's a creamy texture (which is something that I am not a big fan of) where a little goes a long way. However, when used, it does tend to get messy; then again, this eyeliner is not easy to clean (I guess that's good because it's supposed to be long lasting?)

Below is a picture of a "Benefit Cosmetics Look" 
I used:
They're Mascara and Eyeliner on my eyes (Obviously)
Fakeup (Color: Medium 02) and Hello Flawless Foundation (Color: Petal) for the complexion
Rockateur and Benetint so I don't look like a ghost 
and some ChaCha tint for the lips! 





Hope you enjoyed this review and look! What Benefit Cosmetics products do you love/use?