Friday, July 29, 2011

Mermaid Eye Makeup Tutorial

I really didn't know what to call this look. The colors are reminiscent of peacock feathers but I ended up calling it the Mermaid tutorial because it sounds more majestic lol IMO anyways ;)

Products used:
Urban Decay Primer Potion
BHcosmetics 120 eyeshadow Palette 1st edition (Golden shimmer, Green, Turquoise, Cobalt, Dark Navy blue)
Maybelline Line Stiletto Liquid Eyeliner
Annabelle Smoothliner in Black

Face and lips:
NYC sunny smooth skin bronzer
L'Oreal TrueMatch Blush in Innocent Flush
Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Nude Delight
Maybelline Moisture Extreme Lipstick in Nude Blush

Happy Friday!


Monday, July 18, 2011

Nicki Minaj Inspired Makeup Look

I've been meaning to do a Nicki Minaj makeup look for a while now and I finally got around to doing one. You can probably notice from her music videos that Nicki isn't afraid to wear all the colors of the rainbow. To be safe, I usually stick to my neutrals but this turned out to be nicer than I thought! Hope you enjoy the tutorial.

Products Used:

NYX jumbo pencil in Milk
NYX jumbo pencil in Strawberry Milk
BHcosmetics 120 eyeshadow palette 1st Edition
Maybelline Line Stiletto Eyeliner
Lancome Hypnose Mascara
Asian Brand Fake Lashes

Contacts: GEO nudy grey circle lens

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Pink Blush

NYC Smooth Skin Sunny Bronzer
ELF Bronzer in Luminance as a highlighter


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Half Updo Hairstyle for Proms and Weddings

This romantic half up half down, side swept hairstyle looks great on those with shorter locks. Girls with long hair could try this out too! It's perfect for proms, graduations, weddings (brides, bridesmaids,guests), birthday parties, etc.
I hope you give this look a try.

How to video tutorial:

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Review: HANA air Professional Hair Dryer

Most people could care less about the hair dryer they use. As long as it blows out hot air then that's good enough right? Wrong! I used to think that all hair dryers were the same until I tried the Velecta Paramount Hair Dryer, a professional grade hair dryer. What would normally take me 30 minutes to blow dry my long hair now takes me only 5-10 minutes depending on how damp my hair is.

Blow drying your hair with a professional hair dryer is faster because the air flow is always greater unlike the drugstore hair dryers which would only blow out hot air. When using a pro hair dryer, your hair gets less damaged and frizzy. Most pro hair dryers also have adjustable heat and air settings so you can change the settings to your preference. There is also a cool-shot button to release cool air which is great when you're using your dryer for styling. Professional hair dryers are truly awesome, the only thing stopping most people from getting one is the price tag-- most retail around $200. =O Do I think it's worth it? Yes! I believe it's a great investment.

In this post, I will be reviewing the HANA air Professional Hair Dryer from I will also compare this with my HG hair dryer, my Velecta Paramount dryer.

This hair dryer has a black glossy finish which gives it a very sleek look. Like the Velecta, it's lightweight and has three button features: one button controls heat, another controls the air flow, and the last is a cold shot button.

Here are some features taken from the website:
  • Ion Technology- condition hair & reduces static electricity
  • Tourmaline & Titanium Oxide Technology- natural ions promote healthier hair
  • Silver Nanotechnology- for antibacterial Protection
  • Scratch Resistant Shell with black metallico finish adds durability and is easy to clean
  • Long life motor with low noise
  • Gyroscopically balanced for easy handling
  • Fiberglass concentrator
  • Italian Design
Both hair dryers have the latest tourmaline technology thats releases ions to add shine to your hair. I also find that both dry my hair in under 10 minutes.

One drawback about this hair dryer is that the control buttons are place right inside the  handle. When blow drying my hair, my fingers would slip and accidentally turn it off or change the heat settings. On the Velecta, the buttons are placed on top at the back which my fingers can't access.
Control buttons on my the Velecta Hair Dryer

The plug for the Hana air.

These hair dryers retail for $200 (well $194 to be exact). They both do an outstanding job and perform 10x better than your average hair dryer. I would recommend either one but if I had to choose, I'll most likely keep my Velecta because of the control button issues. Other than that, I think both are great. The ion technology makes my hair shinier and my hair is never frizzy anymore. What more can a girl ask for?

The hair dryer also comes with a sample bottle of Hana Shine Shield which is a serum that protects your hair and adds shine. This reminds me of my Chi Silk Infusion so I quite like it.
This pretty purple brush was also gifted to me. It's huge! Plus the barrel of the brush is made of wood so it's a bit too heavy for my liking. I prefer my hollow tourmaline round brushes.

So what is your favourite hair dryer of all time?

*This post contains a product that was sent by a PR from the company. However, all opinions expressed are solely mine and were not influenced in any way.  

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Double French Braid Side Ponytail Hairstyle

French braids are so fun to incorporate into simple hairstyles because they make the do look more intricate and chic. Instead of just bundling up my hair into a regular side ponytail, I french braided both sides of my head to add a little pizzazz (is that how you spell it???)

Hope you enjoy this hairstyle. Watch the how-to video tutorial to learn how to do it.


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Wavy Bohemian Hairstyle

This is such a cute summer hairstyle that's perfect for any outdoor occasion. It would look especially nice with a long maxi dress! Watch how to do it here:


Saturday, July 2, 2011

How to Make Artichoke Tea Drink for Clear Skin

Asian Secret:
Artichokes are said to be very rich in antioxidants which play a vital role in our health and physical actvities. My family has been drinking artichoke tea for as long as I can remember, in fact, a lot of South East Asian countries are familiar with this.  Artichokes help our bodies by increasing blood circulation and thus promoting healthy, radiant, younger looking skin. They also aide in digesting and reduce high cholesterol. Not to mention, they're delicious! I love them in dips and cold salads.

I haven't seen any youtube videos on the benefits of artichokes so I went out to buy more artichokes to make a video with my sister. Feel free to watch it. It's very quick and to the point. :)

Artichoke Tea Drink Recipe
1 Artichoke
Pot of Boiling Water (we never measure)
Honey (optional)

My Artichoke Drink served cold

We usually wait for it to cool down, add some honey, and put in a the refrigerator. It's such a refreshing drink and it tastes yum!

I also bought some lychee because it's lychee season! It's so good to eat these sweet succulent babies cold on a hot summer day! I like the green ones better than the red ones because they're so much sweeter! I have to limit myself to these though because they give me nosebleeds :(

I love exotic fruits. ^_^ Too bad they contain so much sugar ;/

Some like it juicy ;)

~ Bebexo

How To Make Strawberry Milkshakes

I know this is not beauty related but my little sister and I made a quick video today on one of our favourite drinks in the summer time.

Ingredients / Recipe:
1 Cup of Frozen Strawberries
2 Cups of Vanilla Ice-cream
1 Cup of Milk