Shop Kitsu in Hamilton (Life Update)

Hi all! I’m so sorry I haven’t update the blog for a while. I’m not sure if you guys know, but I recently open a store called Kitsu in Hamilton, Ontario. The store’s concept is a lifestyle boutique, and we carry apparels for Men & Women, makeup, skincare, accessories and home decor products.

The store is also available online (yay) and we ship worldwide! You can use this code KIREI15 to get 15% off your purchase at Kitsu’s online store. Read more to see what’s in store for you (makeup related)

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My Everyday Essentials [Guest Post]

by Samantha Braddy

Every girl needs to have an everyday essential routine, and none can be complete without a selection of beauty products. There’s a lot we couldn’t live without, and narrowing it down to a few isn’t a walk in the park – especially when you are one of those beauty-and-fashion obsessed girlies who enjoy spending time in front of the mirror. Still, needs musts and all that… Ah.

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Green & Natural Beauty [Guest Post]

The Best Green and Natural Beauty Brands You Need to Know about

by Samantha Braddy

Your skin is your largest organ and the one you need to keep in good shape both for the sake of your health, as well as your appearance. Skin shows the overall state of your health, and is a pretty accurate indicator of your lifestyle. Smoking, lack of sleep or hydration, a bad diet and too much sun exposure are likely to leave their mark on the skin. Apart from your lifestyle, the most significant factor is your skincare routine. It’s essential to be consistent and use the best products for your skin. And it doesn’t get any better than natural products.

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Update

Hi everyone! I apologize for the lack of posting this month. I’m actually in Jakarta at the moment, I’ve been here since mid-January. If you followed me on Instagram you might have known that I’ve been taking several beauty classes in Jakarta – Microblading, Eyelash Extension (refresher course) and Gel Nail Art. I haven’t had time to upload any new tutorial yet since I’ve been busy going to classes and also spending time with my family & friends.

Anyways, I just want to let you guys know that I will not be uploading any tutorial until I’m back in Canada (beginning of March). I actually did film a tutorial in Jakarta, but for some reason my macbook does not want to recognize my earphones. I tried recording the voiceover using my iphone, but there were just way too many feedback and noises when I was recording. I’d rather wait until I get back to Canada to upload new high quality tutorials.

I do sincerely apologize for the lack of tutorials and posts, but I will be back next month with more contents! Hopefully I can add more than just tutorials in the near future. I’ll try my best to create more review videos as well as nail polish swatches too!

If you guys are looking for Valentine’s Day Makeup, don’t forget to check out my Valentine’s Day tutorials Romantic makeup tutorials!

 

xoxo,

 

Jilly

Update

Hey guys! I just want to let you know that I won’t be able to post any new videos/pictorials until next month since I’m spending time with my family at the moment. I apologize for the hiatus, but family time is important for me and I hope you’ll understand! Meanwhile, follow me on my SnapChat to see what I’m up to (sc: KireiMakeup)

 

xoxo

Rose Makeup with Tarte Rose Gold Liner

Feminine and pretty, today’s Rose Makeup with Rose Gold Liner is one of my current obsession. I love anything rose gold, so I decided to replace my usual black winged liner for a rose gold one. Watch my tutorial or read more for step-by-step pictorial!

https://youtu.be/UhWy5MEPNis

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Prom Makeup Tutorial

It seems that Prom season is around the corner, and I wanted to create a prom makeup tutorial for this post. Recently, I just purchased my first ELF product, which is the baked eyeshadow palette in NYC, and I’m pretty impressed with this palette. This palette cost around $15 at Winners in Canada (USD$10 on their website), so it’s pretty affordable for (graduating) students. The pigment pay-off is so-so when applied dry, but applied wet, the eyeshadows are quite pretty. The champagne shade in this palette is applied wet, and it has a beautiful shimmer.

Anyways, I didn’t have a full face picture from my camera since the battery went died, but I did take a picture using the iphone, which I posted on Instagram. The eyes are very shimmery and defined, but not too dark. I think it’s a very pretty look for prom!

elf baked eyeshadow palette

Products used

Eyes

  • Primer – Urban Decay Primer Potion “Original”
  • Transition shade – MAC “Orange” + Makeup Geek “Peach Smoothie”
  • Outer V (or C) – brown shade in ELF Baked Eyeshadow Studio palette “NYC” (applied dry)
  • Eyelid/Inner corner – champagne shade in ELF Baked Eyeshadow Studio palette “NYC” (applied wet)
  • Upper/lower lash line – black shade in ELF Baked Eyeshadow Studio palette “NYC” (appied dry)
  • Brows – Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz “Taupe” and “Brunette”
  • Falsies – Gwiyomi falsies #3

Face/Cheeks

  • Base – Kat Von D foundation primer
  • Foundation – Kat Von D Lock-it Tattoo foundation
  • Blush – MAC blush powder “Apricot”
  • Highlighter – Becca Shimmering Perfector in “Moonstone” and The Balm “Mary-Lou Manizer”
  • Powder – CoverFX translucent setting powder

Lips

  • Lip color – YSL Glossy Stain in Pêche Cerra-Cola

prom makeup look

 

Tom Ford Outfit

5 Items of Tom Ford Clothing that Create a Full Tom Ford Outfit

Tom Ford is an American film director and fashion designer who was able to become famous all over the world, thanks to his work and his ability to turn Gucci, where he served as creative director, around with the creation of his own fashion label, the Tom Ford label. It is easier than ever to find Tom Ford products, thanks to his boutiques in Zurich, Toronto, and New York, as well as a variety of outlets now carrying his items.

If you want to create the most attractive Tom Ford outfit, below are five items that you can put together to make yourself look stylish, fashionable, and ready to head to your job or a night out on the town feeling and looking great.

A Pair of Tom Ford Casual Pants

A pair of casual pants by Tom Ford can be the perfect addition to your wardrobe if you are looking for a pair of pants that is comfortable yet professional looking at the same time. You can wear these when you go shopping, head out to dinner or visit a friend, or even at the office.

A Tom Ford Sweater

To complement your somewhat-casual-somewhat-professional casual pants, search for a Tom Ford sweater that you can use to add a pop of colour to your look. From lightweight options to turtlenecks, there are styles to keep you warm and looking stylish, whether there’s snow on the ground or the air is just a little cool.

A Pair of Boots

A pair of boots can be worn to complement the rest of your Tom Ford look, whether it is the fall or the winter. Sometimes you can even stretch these into the spring season if the weather is still cool enough. Look for a pair of booties if you want something more versatile through the seasons, or go for a sexier look with knee-high boots.

A Beautiful Handbag

Every woman needs to carry around a lovely handbag that she can be proud of, and Tom Ford has created a line of handbags that will not disappoint. From small crossbody bags that are perfect for times when you are travelling and you don’t want to have a bulky bag to carry around, to glamorous clutches that are perfect for a fancy night out on the town, and, of course, casual perfectly sized bags to carry your everyday items, you can choose one to suit your every need.

A Pair of Tom Ford Sunglasses

Finish off the look with a pair of stylish Tom Ford sunglasses. Not only will these make you look fabulous, but they will also protect your eyes from the sun’s harsh rays. From coloured lenses to black ones, plastic frames or wire ones, there are a variety of styles to choose from in the Tom Ford line, but you can purchase one that’s versatile enough to suit your many different looks. Just be sure to protect your skin as well with a product that has sunscreen in it.