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Cotton Candy Makeup Tutorial

I know it’s been forever since I’ve posted. Geezus, time just seriously flies…!

I’m here with another makeup tutorial today. I was itching to try out some new makeup products a friend had sent over to me, and this was the look I came up with on the spot. the pinkish, turquoise, and lilac shades really reminded me of Cotton Candy. Hence the title, “Cotton Candy Makeup” lol.

Overall, it was a pretty easy look to create! There were some holy grail products that I just fell in love with all over again (does that ever happen to you? Lol) which includes my Bareminerals BarePRO makeup. There were some new products that I fell in love after trying it for the first time too (Wet N Wild’s “Halographic” liquid highlighter? Um, GTFO YOU’RE GORGEOUS).

Out of all the new products I tried, I think my least favorite was the BeautyPeople mascara. Definitely will not be repurchasing that. It’s apparently a new Korean brand that has been getting a lot of traction, but unfortunately the mascara did nothing for my short, sparse Asian lashes. I’ll definitely be going back to my Benefit’s “They’re Real” mascara after I finish the current mascara.

Anyway, enough of me ranting. Here are the products I used in this tutorial. And also some pics!


ITEMS USED:

Smith’s Rosebud Salve Balm
Benefit’s Porefessional Face Primer
Bareminerals BarePRO “Golden Ivory 08” Foundation
Laura Mercier Translucent Pressed Powder
Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer
Wet N Wild’s MegaGlo Hello Halo Liquid Highlighter in “303A Halographic”
Anastasia Beverly Hills Duo Brow Powder in “Medium Black”
Estee Lauder’s Brow Multi-Tasker in “04 Dark Brunette”
Wet n Wild’s “Not a Basic Peach” Color Icon Palette
Kat on D’s Alchemist Holographic Palette
Clio Gelpresso Gel Lner in “Golden Black”
Beauty People’s Real Perfection Volume Curl Mascara in “Perfection Black”
3ConceptEyes “French Lilac” blush
3ConceptEyes “Mink Beige” Lip Pigment


 

Until next time!
-Alice

Fifteen of My Favorite Feelings

It literally feels like it’s been a gazillion weeks since I’ve posted a video. But it’s only been about three weeks. Maybe four. Maybe more. I’ve lost count, lol…

I’ve been feeling more experimental lately and have been trying to venture out of the usual makeup tutorials for every other video. This time I tackle fifteen of my favorite feelings in the entire world. It’s so important to enjoy all the little things in life while we go on with our obligations, right? Recognizing what makes you happy and taking the moment to feel grateful… I feel this is the key to happiness.

I was inspired by another Youtuber, HeyClaire who posted the same concept a couple of years ago. So without any further adieu, here is the video:

And the script for this video:

Hey guys. Today I share with you fifteen of my favorite feelings in the entire world.

I love being in nature as it reminds me to come back to what really counts. Mother Earth.

I am thankful for the good food,
The thirst I can quench after a long day,
And there’s nothing like that first sip of coffee in the quiet mornings.

I love traveling to a new destination,
As a woman who can carve out her own destiny and make her own choices,
Immersing myself with content that inspires me,
To being surrounded by loved ones,
and my man

Activating my body with thrilling movements,
Or taking a delicious nap in the middle of the day,
I love breathing, as it reminds me to slow down,
I’m grateful to feel strong and healthy,
Giving my body permission to release all tension…
And unwinding, as we all need rest at the end of the day.

What are your favorite feelings?

 

Cheers,
Alice.

More Duochrome Pics

Sharing some more pics from latest video 😉

You can watch full video here.

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ITEMS USED:

Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen
Bareminerals BarePRO Foundation in “08 Golden Ivory”
Smashbox Light/Medium Concealer
Smith’s Rosebud Salve Lip Balm
Laura Mercier Translucent Pressed Powder
Smashbox Master Class Palette (discontinued)
MAC Blue Green Loose Pigment
Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette
CLIO Gelpresso Eyeliner in “Golden Black”
Maybelline Gel Liner in “Blackest Black”
Covergirl LashBlast Mascara
Benefit Dallas Face Powder
Kat Von D Light/Medium Shade and Light Contour Palette
Estee Lauder The Brow Multi Tasker
Anastasia Beverly Hills Duo Brow Powder in “Medium/Dark”
3ConceptEyes Lip Pigment in “Mink Beige”
Ardell Demi Wispies
DUP Lash Glue

Duochrome Blue Green Eyeshadow Tutorial

Hey guys! I’ve been in LOVE with duochrome eyeshadows this month. I found a blue green loose eyeshadow by MAC recently and I knew I had to use it in a tutorial. To blend it out, I also used the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette to blend out the intensity of the MAC shade.

Hope you enjoy and you see you in the next video! 😉

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ITEMS USED:

Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen (my holy grail!!)
Bareminerals BarePRO Foundation in “08 Golden Ivory”
Smashbox Light/Medium Concealer
Smith’s Rosebud Salve Lip Balm
Laura Mercier Translucent Pressed Powder
Smashbox Master Class Palette (discontinued)
MAC Blue Green Loose Pigment
Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette
CLIO Gelpresso Eyeliner in “Golden Black”
Maybelline Gel Liner in “Blackest Black”
Covergirl LashBlast Mascara
Benefit Dallas Face Powder
Kat Von D Light/Medium Shade and Light Contour Palette
Estee Lauder The Brow Multi Tasker
Anastasia Beverly Hills Duo Brow Powder in “Medium/Dark”
3ConceptEyes Lip Pigment in “Mink Beige”
Ardell Demi Wispies
DUP Lash Glue

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This video is not sponsored. 😉

cheers,
alice.

10 Tips to Fight Burnout

Hello again!

This time I created a new video about how to tackle burnout.

Most of us have experienced burnout. It’s the last few weeks before school final exams or a humongous work deadline is approaching… and instead of feeling pumped to take on the challenge like you usually do, you’re suddenly dragging your feet. You don’t feel inspired like you used to. No matter how much you sleep/rest, there’s no relief. All you feel is a sense of dread.

Burnout is so REAL. Life can feel overwhelming and the last thing you want to do is execute self-care on yourself. These are my ten tips on how I push through the fatigue, lethargy, the lack-of motivation so I can rejuvenate my body, mind, and soul. They’re nothing mindblowing; it’s all stuff you’ve probably read online or heard from others. But sometimes, it’s good to have a nice reminder. 😉

On a side note, this video took three tries to film, haha. *hotmess*

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TIPS MENTIONED IN VIDEO:

  1. Hydration: When in doubt, just chug some water down. When I’m going throughout my day, I kid you not, I literally forget to drink water. And what a hindrance dehydration can be! You can’t focus, you’re constantly tired, and you feel even less productive.
  2. Get some good sleep: When I don’t get enough rest, I start wishing I was six feet under and never have to get up another day in my life.
    However when I do rest enough, I feel like I can handle the entire world; my coping mechanism feels strong and I feel I can handle any challenges thrown my way.
  3. Hang out with good friends who GIVE BACK positive energy to you: If you’re an introvert like me, you probably find it very difficult to make time to hang out with others. But it’s important to surround yourself with people you really LIKE and whose company you really ENJOY. Acquaintances at school or work don’t necessarily count as friends. Hang out with those who elevate you and give back positive energy.
  4. Hot bath with Epsom salt: Need I say more? This is just the bomb dot com.
  5. Write it down/Journal: Especially when we’re stressed and burnt out, there are so many thoughts and obligations swimming through our heads that just existing feels overwhelming. Vomit your thoughts onto paper whether it’s doodling aimlessly, writing a long journal entry, listing all your thoughts, drawing graphs, etc. It helps to clear the brain department so you have clarity on what your next goals are.
  6. Practice your favorite hobby – go back to the things you love!: When we’re burnt out, we’re in survival mode and forget all the small activities that bring us so much joy.
    Take a break and practice your favorite hobby. Yes, life involves working hard. On the other hand, also remember that there’s nothing wrong with having fun; in fact, it’s necessary to reward ourselves so we live out happy lives.
  7. Remember: This Too Shall Pass: When I was a teenager, my emotions were a hot mess. I remember feeling sad and thinking this was how I was going to feel for the rest of my life (sidenote: not true, btw).
    Now that I’m an adult, I know that in life there are no plateaus – there are many valleys and peaks. Even during the difficult moments, remember that This Too Shall Pass. You got this. Everything is going to be okay, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
  8. Choose to respect yourself: This one is a BIG ONE for me because when I’m feeling unhappy, I immediately go into a victim state-of-mind. I do pinpoint out the problem (which is good), but instead of taking charge and trying to fix the problem I end up taking a backseat in my own life. I start waiting for others to approach me, validate me, recognize me, etc. And while I’m in my ‘Woe-Is-Me’ state of mind, I feel resentment and beat myself up mentally.
    This is so unhealthy. Choose to respect yourself. Decide to go the difficult route of affirming yourself, validating yourself, and fixing your own problems. Don’t wait for others to save you. Take responsibility for your own life.
  9. Exercise: Endorphins are good for you! The hardest part is just entering the gym; once you’re there, it’s all good stuff!
  10. Unplug: Be in the moment: Turn off the phone, computer, TV, etc. Go outside, be with nature, and be in the moment.

Hope this helps you guys out.

cheers,
alice.

Monochromatic Rose Nude Makeup

 

Hey guys! This is the makeup that I’ve been pretty much wearing all day, every day – whether it’s to go to work, grocery shopping, etc. You name it, and this has been my go-to makeup look. And so, subsequently I felt inspired to make a quick tutorial about it.

Em Cosmetic’s “Rose Nude” liquid lipstick has been killing me! Their lipstick just glides on and sits on the lips perfectly. Plus it smells like chocolate (yum).

Hope you enjoy watching!

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Item Description:
Benefit POREfessional Face Primer
Bareminerals BarePRO Foundation in “Golden Ivory 08”
Smashbox High Definition Concealer
Laura Mercier Translucent Pressed Powder
Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in “Coffee Cake” (discontinued, unfortunately L)
Em Cosmetics Lip Cloud in “Rose Nude”
Becca Higlighter in “Moonstone”
Lorac Behind the Scenes Eye Primer
Kat Von D Shadow and Light Palette in “Light/Medium”
Lorac Unzipped Palette
Maybelline Gel Liner in “Very Black”
Clio Gelpresso Eyeliner in “Dark Choco”
Benefit “They’re Real” Mascara
Estee Lauder The Brow Multitasker

cheers,
alicedotkay

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Orange Lip, Cut Crease Makeup Look

Bright orange lips are so fun to rock during springtime.
I sat down in front of the camera and just started to play around. Eventually I thought I would go for a more daring cut crease look. To make it more interesting though, I added a wing to the cut crease. Ugh, and the orange NYX lipstick? I’ve been in love with orange, I think it’s one of the best shades for those with a yellow undertone. I went for a muted orange lip by adding in concealer to the lips.

Here’s the video. Enjoy!

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ITEMS USED (in order):
Blistex Triple Essentials Lip Balm
Lorac Behind The Scenes Eyeshadow Primer
Naked 1 Palette in the shade “Naked”
Naked 1 Palette in the shade “Buck”
Modern Renaissance palette in the shade “Golden Ochre”
Modern Renaissance palette in the shade “Realgar”
Smashbox High Definition Concealer in “Light”
Modern Renaissance palette in the shade “Tempera”
Modern Renaissance palette in the shade “Primavera”
Modern Renaissance palette in the shade “Cypress Umber”
Clio Gelpresso Gel Liner in “Golden Khaki”
Kat Von D pen eyeliner in “Trooper”
Ardell Natural Demi-Wispies
Benefit They’re Real Mascara
Bareminerals BarePRO Foundation in 08 Golden Ivory
Bareminerals BareSKIN Pressed Powder in Medium
Kat Von D Shade and Light palette Becca Highlighter in “Moonstone”
3CE blush in “French Lilac”
NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in “Orange County”

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cheers,
alice.

Imperfection is LIFE.

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.”
-Neil Gaiman

In 2018, let us all grow,

by trying new things.

Might look silly.

Might look stupid.

But what I know for sure,

is that you and I will feel exhilarated by life,

because we gave it a shot

instead of just going to work, coming back home,

and doing the same crap routine over and over again.

It’s time to explore what’s beyond the small bubble you live in,

to invest in yourself,

and see if you can be part of something that’s beyond just YOU.

Good luck.

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Get to Know Me

So I usually do more formal makeup tutorials with the voiceover, background music, and (lots of) editing. To break myself out of the usual routine, I thought I would tackle the Get to Know Me tag and its thirty questions.

It’s a little bit more raw. Please try to forgive the awkward vibe; first time talking on camera felt weird.

If anyone’s interested in also trying it out, here are the questions!

Get To Know Me Tag
Found on Root Report (link): https://www.rootreport.com/get-to-know-me-tag-questions/

  1. Are you named after anyone?
  2. When was the last time you cried?
  3. Do you have kids?
  4. If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself?
  5. Do you use sarcasm a lot?
  6. What’s the first thing you notice about people?
  7. What is your eye color?
  8. Scary movie or happy endings?
  9. Favorite smells?
  10. What’s the furthest you’ve ever been from home?
  11. Do you have any special talents?
  12. Where were you born?
  13. What are your hobbies?
  14. Do you have any pets?
  15. Do you have any siblings?
  16. What do you want to be when you grow up?
  17. Who was your first best friend?
  18. How tall are you?
  19. Funniest moment throughout School?
  20. How many countries have you visited?
  21. What was your favorite/worst subject in High School?
  22. What is your Favorite drink? Animal? Perfume?
  23. What would you (or have you) name your children?
  24. What Sports do you play/Have you played?
  25. Who are some of your favorite YouTubers?
  26. How many Girlfriends/Boyfriends have you had?
  27. Favorite memory from childhood?
  28. How would you describe your fashion sense?
  29. What phone do you have? (iOS v Android?)
  30. Tell us one of your bad habits!