Monday, January 23, 2012

Gold & Silver Nails

I miss the holidays already...

So i decided to give my nails a slight festive hint to them by using some silver and gold glitter polishes.
I still wanted to keep my nails simple and clean, so i started off with a light pink base (Forever 21 love & beauty). I then lined the tips of my nails with half silver and half gold (U&A polishes) The gold gave a more warm tone to the overall effect and although it may not be really obvious, i liked the ending result.

Using my favorite Tokyomilk candles to showcase my nails

what do you think? :)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sephora Birthday Gift

Happy Birthday to... Me !

I recently stopped by Sephora to pick up my birthday gift and was so amazed to find out what this year's birthday gift was! Last year, i had gotten the philosophy birthday body wash and although it was nice to use once in awhile, i wouldnt say that it got me all too excited..

However, just wait until you hear what this year has to offer... 

A Fresh Sugar Kisses Mini Lip Duo!!

I have actually been wanting to purchase the original fresh sugar lip treatment for a long time now. However, i never could really justify the price and always left empty handed. Imagine my surprise when i found that i was the owner of TWO of these! One is the normal lip treatment whereas the other is slightly tinted with a rose color. Note, these are mini sizes and only have 2.2g in each. I think they are absolutely adorable!

After trying these out, i can happily say that i am in love and will 100% re-purchase when i run out. These smell heavenly! like fresh lemon pie.. and are so smooth on the lips you wont believe it! The Sugar Rose (tinted lip treatment) has a very subtle tint, one that's not very noticeable at all. However, if you are looking for even just a slight bit of color on your lips to warm your face, this would be nice to have.

Overall, i am very happy this year with my birthday gift. Thanks so much Sephora :) You sure know how to make a girl smile!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Winner Announced

Congrats to.....

Lucky Number 11 ! Lets see who that is!

Congrats kathlynn !! You have won my holiday series giveaway # 1 !! :) I will be e-mailing you shortly so keep an eye out for that!

Thanks to all who entered this giveaway. if you didn't win, don't worry! There is another giveaway going on :) Click here to go to the giveaway post for more details! Good Luck :)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Best of 2011 - Face

and the award goes to...

Moisturizers & Base Products

1. Origins VitaZing SPF 15

After using this for a month or so, i found that my skin was much smoother and more even. I love the color changing magic, and i love the fact that it helps even out my skin without clogging any pores. Now, i only use this face product in the mornings, completely skipping foundation!

2. Clinique Moisture Surge - Extended Thirst Relief

For those needing an extra hydrating boost in the winter, this is the product you need! Not to be used as just a moisturizer, but as a final step to your skincare regime, this product helps protect and seal in your moisture keeping it safe from the pollutants and rough winds. This seriously makes my skin baby soft and keeps it nice and fresh during the winter season.

3. Shu Uemura UV Under Base Mousse

This is my HG skin primer. Using this under any foundation is bound to make it last forever and ever. This primer is very unique in that it comes in a mousse form just like your hair mousse would! THe result is a very light coat that gets absorbed very quickly. Plus, the one i have is also tinted so it also helps even out your skin tone.


1. Make Up For Ever Face & Body Foundation

For days & nights out when i want a little extra coverage, i go to my trusty MUFE foundation. This one is very light and a tad liquidy giving a nice refreshing hydrating feeling. Although this may be only light-medium coverage, i love how this feels and it definitely lasts all night long!

2. MAC MSF Natural

This is the perfect finish in that it helps even out my skin while absorbing all theexcess oils and keeping my skin nice and matte. I use a light dusting of this daily after my Origins VitaZing to give a little more coverage.

Blushes & Bronzers & Highlighters

1. L'oreal True Match in Innocent Flush

This is my favourite matte blush. Its hard to find a really good matte drugstore blush, but this is it guys! Super pigmented and super blendable, i really cant say anything bad about this blush! the texture is so soft and just a light tap of a brush picks up enough product because you only need so little to create such a gorgeous flush.

2. Hard Candy's Blush in Honeymoon

wearing Hard Candy honeymoon and living doll

This might be more of a highlighter to most but for some it can pass as a blush. I like to use this on the tops of my cheekbones because it gives the most gorgeous soft glow.

3. Annabelle's Zebra Bronzing Powder

I love this bronzer because it is really subtle but does its job well. It has some fine glitter which is very flattering on the skin. I love using this to contour my cheekbones as well as my temples because it gives a very natural and soft edge.


and that's it for face products! Let me know if you have tried out some of these products before and what you think! Of if you know of any better ones because im always up for trying something new! :D Have a good day everyone!

P.S. i fixed the link to the form for giveaway #2. the form should also appear on the post now. Sorry for any inconvenience this causes!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Holiday Series Giveaway #2

Its time for Giveaway number two!
- ends Wednesday, Jan 25, 2012 -

note: entries for Giveaway #1 are currently being counted and verified. a winner will be chosen and contacted shortly. thanks for entering!

One Lucky Winner will receive the following items!

1. Marcelle Lux Eye Dust in Mermaid
2. Marcelle Lux Eye Dust in High Voltage
3. Marcelle Lux Eye Dust in Supersonic
4. Annabelle Smoothie Eyeshadow Pencil in Grapefull
5. Marcelle Waterproof Eyeliner in Emerald

1. You MUST be a follower on Google Friend Connect - 1 Entry
2. Fill out the form below to be entered to win! Click here if you cannot see the form below.

Additional Entries:
1. Follow me on twitter & tweet this giveaway! Please include link & @PinkboxMakeup so i can keep track - 1 entry
2. "Like" Pinkbox Makeup on facebook! - 1 entry
3. Make a blog post or post about this giveaway on your sidebar! - 1 entry


Good luck everyone!!

Please Note: Some of the above items were provided to Pinkbox Makeup for review purposes. However, any comments, thoughts or opinions are my own honest opinion and are based on my personal experiences only.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

10% Off Sigma Products!

All through January!

Hope you all lovely people had a wonderful and happy new years! To welcome 2012, why not treat yourself to some gorgeous Sigma Products!

Use code  0112XJML  to get 10% off your entire purchase!

I myself am a huge fan of their brushes, in particular, their SIgmax HD Brushes. They are amazingly soft and dense so that the bristles absorb very little foundation. My all time favourite brushes that i use daily, are the F80 flat top kabuki and the travel version Miss Taylor Kabuki.  

But aside from those.. i would really like to get my hands on one of their new Mr Bunny travel sets!

arent they pretty?!

and so convenient too!

That will most likely be my next purchase from Sigma :) although to be honest.. i really wish i could afford their Extravaganza 29 brushes in 18K gold... but can any normal fresh new graduate really afford this?? really?? ahh, a girl can only dream! :)

just look at those pretty brushes!

all you ever need!

and to top it off, a deluxe case that is flippable and can hold ALL THE BRUSHES?

i totally wish they sold the brush case separately cause that would make my life much easier! haha anyone else with me? ahh well.. if anyone's looking to buy that set, at least it'll be $50 off! haha :)

Anyways, i hope everyone has a wonderful 2012! Lets make this year even better than the last :) I wish you all the best!


Please note: The above post was not sponsored by Sigma Beauty. Just wanted to let you guys in on a good deal to celebrate the new years! :D

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