Reflection – 2018

Wow! What a year! I can’t believe 2018 is coming to an end. This year especially felt like it has just flown by. I know I haven’t been updating this blog at all this year and I do want to thank everyone who still check my blog out. This post today will be a bit more of a personal story and I felt the need to write it since I owed it to you guys for sticking by me.

As you know, since Summer 2017, I’ve been running my own boutique in Hamilton. That has proved to be a challenge, especially since I’m doing it by myself with the help of N. Obviously, I enjoyed doing it although there were some days where I felt like giving up. All in all, the store has been doing really amazing, and I was lucky enough to meet some wonderful people along the way. Other opportunities came knocking on my door, and I’m so grateful that I took a leap in running my own store. My customer list has grown this year, and some of them have turned into friends.

This year, however, I’ve went through several personal struggles as well. Most of you should know by now that I’m a very private person. This blog is a reflection of that. I only share stuff about makeup, beauty, skincare, and nothing personal. I don’t like to share too much about myself with the world, especially when privacy is concerned. You should know, however, that I’ve lost an immediate family member this year and another has fallen ill. This has affected me deeply personally, and so I have to make several major decisions for 2019.

What does this mean? I don’t know yet. My plans and goals have changed due to the events that had happened in the past couple months, and I’m hoping that these changes that will take effect in 2019 will allow me to blog more regularly and to update my youtube videos.

Meanwhile, you can always follow me on Instagram (@jillyijoe) for short tutorials and to take a peek of what’s going on in my life. This blog, may or may not eventually be moved under a different name, I’m still not sure yet.

One thing for sure though, 2018 has been good to me. You all have been awesome. Cheers to 2019!

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)

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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

Read More

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