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FAQ & DISCLAIMER

About Me

My name is Sophia, and I am in my early 30s. I am from Singapore and I am the sole writer of this blog.

About this Blog

I started this blog in 2006, I like to use a wide range of brands though I seem to have a growing preference for higher-end brands in recent years. I also like to share interesting things I have come across about makeup and beauty.

Currently The Makeup Blogette receives 39,000 unique views monthly or 2,238,932 views and counting.

My Makeup Style

I like classic looks (neutral tones on eyes, anything goes for lips & cheeks), though occasionally I try out dramatic/ statement looks.  I believe that a flawless base is the key to achieving great makeup looks.  I also believe that if you don't have great skin to start with, fake it with a good foundation routine, and even greater skincare.  I am currently loving Clarins & Lancome skincare products, and Vichy NormaDerm for tackling with breakouts.

What Cameras do I use?

Most of the pictures you see in post 2010 entries are taken with my Canon G-11.  Previously I was using Canon Ixus 80.  I do post some pictures which are taken with my iphone4 which I will state in that particular entry.  I have stopped watermarking my pictures as of 2011, because I think watermarks are ugly in general, and does not prevent people from stealing my pictures if they wish to.  I just take it as a compliment that my pictures are even worth stealing in the first place. I might look into getting a Canon EOS next year, not just for blogging purposes, but I also like photography in general.

My Favourite Makeup Brand(s)

It is hard to name just one, but I like NARS, Chanel, Illamasqua and the ocasional Guerlain, Dior & Urban Decay item.  I own quite a stash of MAC items, but recently I have stopped catching up with their collections, and I much prefer to splurge on a few really outstanding items.

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I have no official Facebook fan page, and currently have no intention to start one at all.  The Makeup Blogette remains my personal hobby and property, so as such, I don't believe in having a Facebook fanpage for it.

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I bought/ paid for all of the products mentioned in this blog. I am not affliated to any company. If certain products are sent to me for review purposes, I will say so and express my honest opinions about them. In any case, I will only review and showcase the products which I have personally tried and tested, and enjoy using. I do not get paid to review anything.

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    December 10, 2012

    Latest from LeVonne.Com & Giveaway for you!

    Hi everyone, 

    today I am sharing with you the latest arrivals from Levonne.com, and also how five of you can stand a chance to win 3 pieces of your choice from the Levonne store!  

    Firstly, let me say that I love everything that I am going to show you here.  They are spiky and blingy, totally my style!   If you like what you see, be sure to head on over to the Levonne store, and pick out your favourite pieces. 

    Tinyskull Necklace USD10 

    This necklace also comes in gold plated version.  I like that the skulls are the 'cute' ones, and they are dainty enough to be worn even with the most girly outfits.   Each of the skull piece is also very smooth and light reflecting, as you can see in the pictures below. 

    Spikes Necklace  USD12   35cm

    I have seen similar spike necklaces like this at Topshop (more expensive, at about $39 if I remember correctly).  This can  be a statement piece worn with a black dress, or when you are wearing something casual like a white tee and jeans. 

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    Spikes Crystal Necklace USD12  40cm

    I love this piece.  It is both bling, and spikey.  Unlike the previous spikes bracelet, the spikes on this necklace are smaller.  It can be quite a dressy and interesting accessory to your outfits.  I would wear this as a bracelet too. 

    Spikes Necklace worn as a bracelet. 

    Spikes bracelet & Handcuff bracelet

    Both make great layering armcandy, don't you think?  The spike bracelet, though look chunky, is not too heavy to wear. 

    This is my fave piece, and many of you have commented about it on instagram... 

    The black belt bangle USD12 (comes with 3 adjustable clasps, range from 6-7cm in diameter)
    It is so classy, and so chic and I would wear this with most of my armcandy pieces too. 

    Black belt bangle (comes in white too) also goes well with the spikes necklace worn as a bracelet. 

    Unicorn earring USD9 (currently sold out)

    Shown here on my sister, it is very interesting, but I thought the front half of the unicorn is a tad too heavy, and it dips too much forward when worn. If you are into these statement earrings, there are plenty more designs available at the store too. 

    And now for the exciting part, the GIVEAWAY.  

    Levonne has very generously sponsored five prizes which I will be giving away on the blog.  It will be open for more than a week, starting today, and ending on the 20 Dec.  I will pick the five winners when I come back from my HK trip.   The giveaway is opened worldwide, and you get to pick your own prizes! 

    Here's what you need to do to stand a chance:

    Terms & Conditions:
     
    1. Giveaway is open worldwide. 

    2. Deadline 20 Dec 2012.

    3. Winners will be picked randomly from each category of comments (3 winners from Singapore, 2 from rest of the world) 

    4. Each winner get to pick 3 items they like from the Levonne Store. (link here)

    5. I will contact each winner via email. Winners must respond within 48 hours, after which I will pick someone else.

    6. Here's what you need to do: 

    Follow my blog on Bloglovin (just click on the bloglovin logo at the sidebar and start following)

     
    'Like' the Levonne Facebook page (link here) and stay updated on their latest arrivals. 
     
    Pick the 3 items you like and why you want to win them. 
     
    Your overall thoughts on Levonne.
     
    7. Enter only once, and use only the format below. 
     
    Name/ Email: 
     
    3 items I want and why:
     
    My thoughts on Levonne: 

    My Location: Singapore/ International

    Good Luck!!

    Filed in: armcandy, Levonne, Giveaway | Tagged with: Levonne, ARMCANDY, Giveaway
    posted by
    12/10/12

    Name/ Email: Carol / caroltohlaykeng@yahoo.com.sg

    3 items I want and why:Tiny Skull necklace in gold, handcuff bracelet in gold, skull sign bracelet in gold. I owned mostly silver accessories and would like to jazz up with some gold accessories!

    My thoughts on Levonne: I like the quirky designs and the fact that they are affordable.


    posted by
    12/10/12

    Name/ Email: Koreen HONG/badylon@hotmail.com

    3 items I want and why:
    a) Spikes Crystal Necklace USD12
    b) Spikes bracelet & Handcuff bracelet
    c) Black belt bangle
    I love these style that I have choosen, they are my style although I seldom wear but I super fan of these styles!!

    My thoughts on Levonne: They are really the R&B style, those funky punky style! A wearable for any occassion!

    Thanks for the giveaway! <3


    posted by quinieleong
    12/10/12

    Name/ Email: Leong Quinie / quinieleong@yahoo.com

    3 items I want and why:
    Bowknot, Hello Kitty 3 in 1 Earrings-Gold Plated because I adore Hello Kitty
    Pastel colour multi-layer bracelet and Multi-Color beads bracelet because I want to add some colour to my wardrobe and life

    My thoughts on Levonne: They are very creative, their styles would easily attract youths :)

    My Location: Malaysia


    posted by
    12/10/12

    Name/email: Rachel L/rach.tanki(at)gmail.com

    3 items I want and why:
    1. Black Belt Bangle - the black against the shiny silver metal looks so urban chic and classic and would go with all sorts of outfits and looks, whether a really androgynous look or a really girly one. You could wear it with super girly dresses to toughen up the look for contrast, with a simple shorts and graphic tee combi and it looks polished enough for work!

    2. Wings sign bracelet - I love the look of angel wings. This dainty bracelet can be worn casually for everyday events, formal dressy events or can be layered with tougher looking bracelets/arm candy for more of a contrast

    3. White flower earring - Gold plated - These are cute and classy at the same time, I could see myself wearing them with summer dresses and sandals but they're classic enough such that they would work well for work and meetings with a pencil dress. They look like perfect cheer me ups on bad days!

    My thoughts on Levonne: I love the really interesting range of items they have, at ridiculously great prices! They've got both really 'tough' rocker type items as well as girly items which makes it great for style chameleons and guarantees everyone will find something they like.

    My location: UK


    posted by Christina Ellie
    12/10/12

    Name/ Email: Christina/ suthasinee.christina(at)gmail.com

    3 items I want and why: Skull Bangle - Silver, Skull Hair Accessories - Silver, White belt bangle
    I generally fit sliver better cos of my skin tone and i need more skulls in my accessories! The white belt bangle is for my sister because she needs to join the armparty gang!

    My thoughts on Levonne: I like the layout and it offers really affordable accessories. But I hope that there is more variety soon!
    My Location: Singapore


    posted by Veng
    12/10/12

    Name/ Email: Veng/ lee.vy.lee@gmail.com

    3 items I want and why:
    1. Spikes Bracelet - Black Tin, 2. Black belt bangle , 3. Claw Ring - Gold.
    All theses accessories are perfect for the summer. And I can see that it will match any of outfit from formal wear to casual. Also the black belt bangle reminds me of Michael Kors bracelets

    My thoughts on Levonne: LOVE the style. It suits my style very well. I like how the theme leads from gothic/punk to bohemian. they prices are very affordable and i love the international shipping

    My Location: New Zealand


    posted by
    12/11/12

    3 items I want and why:
    1. Claw earring (Gold) - Because its so unique and cool and totally my stlye
    2. Claw ring (Gold) - I love wearing Gold jewelry and never leave my house w/o a ring. This will be an awesome addition
    3. Spikes Necklace - Gold - I am IN LOVE with anything spikes. If feel it will edge out any outfit.

    My thoughts on Levonne: Really awesome site that sells affordable accessories.

    My Location: Singapore/


    posted by AAri
    12/13/12

    Oops forgot my location International.
    - Ari


    posted by Daleigh
    12/13/12

    Name/ Email: Daleigh/daisy_lee88@yahoo.com

    3 items I want and why: Spikes Necklace - Silver, Evil Eye Bracelet - Gold, Hamsa Sign Bracelets - 18K Gold Plated. I'd love these pieces because they are cute and I think I need some luck for the new year, hence the Evil Eye and Hamsa:D

    My thoughts on Levonne: I like they don't carry tons of things that look blegh but they have a nice balance of pieces that look good and can be worn to the office or on date night.

    My Location: International


    posted by Jessamer Abing
    12/15/12

    Name/ Email: Jessamer Abing/ jessamerabing@yahoo.com

    3 items I want and why:

    http://levonne2012.storenvy.com/products/723343-queen-symbol-necklace-18...
    http://levonne2012.storenvy.com/products/632946-clover-sign-bracelets-si...
    http://levonne2012.storenvy.com/products/799029-multi-color-beads-bracel...

    I love these three items because they are very fierce and chic and it can spice up my outfit! <3
    Most specially the queen necklace, oh my, would love to have that seriously! :)

    My thoughts on Levonne:
    They have a nice set of accessories very stylish, fierce and chic with a very affordable price! Thumbs up to Levonne! <3

    My Location: Philippines/ International


    posted by Mariam96
    12/18/12

    Name/ Email: 
     Mariam Dabboussi
    Mariamdabboussi@hotmail.com
    3 items I want and why:
     Claw earrings: they're unique and edgy an I've never seen anything like them when it comes to unique accessories this item fits the category and it's EXACTLY what I'm looking for
    Spikes necklace: This can be worn 2 ways (as you've demonstrated above) a a necklace and bracelet and so this item would be in use I it was in my hands
    Wing sign bracelet(silver): the wings sign to me symbolizes freedom and that's what I want 2013 to be about I want to breakout of this cocoon I'm living in and that sign actually has a lot of sentimental value for me and my best friend. In fact when I saw it on the website I couldn't believe my eyes and a million thoughts rushed into my he's all at once. That bracelet got so much emotion out of me and that's the main reason I want it. I want to be able to look at something and realize there's still hope and that's what this bracelet would mean.

    My thoughts on Levonne: Levonne is unique, chique, and extraordinary! By far one of the most amazing and successful websites i'd ever seen! the accessories are trendy, stylish, and TO DIE FOR! The 1st website that comes to mind that deals with everything from Gorky accessories to the edgy stylish style Levonne has it all! And it has this odd habit of having everything I want in accessories on its website which is amazing. I hope it continues thriving:)
    My Location: International (Lebanon )


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