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Posts for November 27th 2012

November 27, 2012
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Yves Saint Laurent Northern Lights 2012 Collection

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Hi hi! 

Just a super quick entry to show you some products from the YSL Holiday collection, which is already availble at the YSL store at ION and also at Tangs Orchard.  A little blown away by the eyeshadow palette and the seriously blingy casing... looks like most of the holiday collections feature lots of sparkles and sequins! 

No swatches, but I will be working on these very very soon!  

Meanwhile, enjoy the pics! <a href="http://www.allurabeauty.com/2012/yves-saint-laurent-northern-lights-collection-holiday-2012/" target="_blank">

</a>Boréal Face Palette<a href="http://www.allurabeauty.com/2012/yves-saint-laurent-northern-lights-collection-holiday-2012/" target="_blank">

</a><strong>Boréal Eye Palette

</strong>Blush duo 07  & Glossy Stain 22 to complete the look

swatches of my current glossy stain collection 

I am planning a more detailed entry on these soon. 

Thanks for reading and looking! 

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November 27, 2012
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Top Five Jewel Toned Nailpolishes

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Just dropping in with a quick entry on my top picks for nailpolish this season - all rich deep jewel toned shades which are party appropriate, and very sophisticated. 

There's something for everyone - deep purples, red and metallics.   I have featured them all before on the blog, and have included links, do check them out! 

</p> <p>Chanel Malice  - one coater, and super on trend this season</p> <p>NARS Tokaido Express - a warm purple with shimmering shine

Illamasqua Baptiste - deep royal purple with multi-color shimmer, and very similar to NARS Purple Rain</p>

Rescue Beauty Lounge Under the Stars - deep blue with blue glitter bits

<p>YSL Bronze Aztec - deep metallic bronze with gold sheen

and just to share with you my new boots, which I can't wait to wear.  Collected them from Amy this morning. </p>

Ordered from Piperlime  (link here!)

Thanks for reading!


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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.

Where to find me

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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.

Final Disclaimer

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.

No ads, no paid links etc please.  I am in charge of all content and pictures here.

I am not a makeup artist, nor do I have any professional training in makeup.




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