My favourite NYX Cosmetics products :D

I was introduced to NYX Cosmetics sometime late last year by a friend/colleague at work. She’d been surfing the website all morning and I happened to look across her screen and noticed the beautiful lippies and vibrant colours. When asked, she talked non-stop about how great the soft matte lip creams were and how great their colour payoff was. I then looked up some online beauty bloggers’ reviews of the same and thought about getting some for myself. Since, I have been hooked to these amazing products. I love that they are of good great quality and decently priced. Most of the lippies, including the matte lipstick and creamy round lipsticks have great pigmentation. The retractable liners are another favourite as well as the jumbo lip and eye pencils. Okie, so this post is going to be a mini review of some of my top favourites. Enjoy!

Black, Brown and Gypsy Blue
Black, Brown and Gypsy Blue

Retractable Eye Liner in Black – Twist and shout! Renowned for its extreme lasting power, this creamy liner delivers intense pigmentation and precise application in an easy, twist-up tube that never needs sharpening.

I love this liner because it’s user friendly and so easy to apply. Just twist the tube and the product pops out. It glides on with ease and I love using it to create a cat eye whenever I go out at night.

Jumbo Eye Pencil in Slate – A radiant eye liner that also doubles as an eye shadow. Made with a blend of mineral oil and powder, our creamy Jumbo Eye Pencils glide on effortlessly—no pulling, tugging or fading—and come in a rainbow of vivid hues. Our most voluptuous pencil yet!

Who can say no to products that can be used for multiple purposes? Not I! I love the pigmentation of these colours and my most favourite is the colour Slate which is like a deep grey shade. I use it as both a liner and shadow. Again, it simply glides on with ease. It’s also great to use as an eyeshadow and then blend out to create a smokey effect.

Jumbo Lip Pencils, Studio Liquid Liner and Jumbo Eye Pencils
Jumbo Lip Pencils, Studio Liquid Liner and Jumbo Eye Pencils

Studio Liquid Liner in Extreme Black – Transform your look in seconds with this super-pigmented eye liner that highlights eyes with an electrifying stroke of colour. The fine brush tip allows for precision application, and can be used to create lines of varying thickness. Go subtle or go glam.

I’ve never been a fan of liquid liners, mostly because I always felt like I wouldn’t be able to take it off with ease if I made a mistake. The studio liquid liner however has a fine brush tip and my trick is to first make dot like marks on where I want to create my line and then connect the dots. For bolder looks, I just create an outline over a normal liner look and then colour between the gap. Easy peasy!

Jumbo Lip Pencil in Iced Coffee– It’s double or nothing with this lip liner and lipstick in one. Our Jumbo Lip Pencils infuse lips with alluring, nourishing colour, and help you create a perfect pout. Line, define and colour with one jumbo pencil. Plus the mineral oil formula does not dry out your lips and it goes on smoothly. In 24 seductive shades.

These are the perfect alternative to lipsticks and glosses in the sense that they are easy to carry and you do not have to twist the tub or whatever. I find them super handy to carry around in my handbag and love the shade iced coffee so far. I will surely be getting my hands on more colours soon 😀

New lot!
New lot!
Monte Carlo, Addis Ababa and Amsterdam
Monte Carlo, Addis Ababa and Amsterdam

Soft Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo – Neither lipstick nor lip gloss, this matte lip cream is a new kind of lip colour that goes on silky smooth and sets to a matte finish. Soft Matte Lip Cream is surprisingly durable and, unlike some matte lipstick formulas, also moisturising.

I think I’ve said all there is to be said about these gorgeous soft matte lip creams. They are the loves of my life and each time I purchase a new shade, I fall in love all over again. My first favourite was Milan, then it grew to Prague and Amsterdam. My current hot faves are Zurich and Monte Carlo, two opposite colours and yet fabulous ones.

Great opaque colour
Great opaque colour

Nail Polish Salon Formula in Elegance – One coat of this pro-favourite polish is all it takes to transform your hands from ho-hum to haute stuff. With so many brilliant, on-trend colours and 10 nail treatments, our Salon Formula system makes it easy to get sexy, salon-quality manis and pedis without ever leaving home.

This is the only colour I own from the salon formula range of polishes and I actually bought it on whim. I picked the lightest shade I preferred and am actually happy with my choice. Elegance is a very soft opaque pinky colour and I love the wear because it doesn’t chip easily and does me good for a week or so.

Creamy Round Lipsticks, Butter Balms and Butter Glosses
Creamy Round Lipsticks, Butter Balms and Butter Glosses

Here are a few more of some of my favourites from the brand – Creamy Round Lipsticks (loveeee Chaos), Butter Balms in Ladyfingers and Parfait and Butter Glosses (Meringue tops my faves).

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B.L.A.C.K.

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All black!

Went out to dinner with my gal pals for an Indonesian food promotion held at Hilton Colombo Residencies last night. Here’s what I wore for the occasion:

Sleeveless black dress from Mondy
Black leggings from H&M
Black bolero from Kelly Felder
Silver necklace from Dressup
Kitten heels I received as a gift

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Saturday night out look

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My look

With Japanese on the menu for our Saturday night out, I decided to keep my look minimalistic. 

My knee length black and white kurta was something I purchased a while back from India but had only worn it on a few occasions. I paired it with a black pair of leggings and chiffon shawl. It’s got pretty bead work down the front as can be see in the picture above.  The sleeves have a bit of red and bit morw bead work that give it an interesting look. On my feet are a casual pair of black kitten heels I got as a gift.

Happy Sunday all! 🙂

Elevating consciousness

I have to admit, this year’s Colombo Fashion Week did introduce some very talented new designers. Yasisurie Kiribandara was one of them.

Yasisurie
Yasisurie

Her collection featured a selection of curve cut and shapes dresses, and was inspired by the creative force of God who is the greatest creator. Her uses include sacred geometrical symbols; pure cotton with a satin finish allows her designs to be modern yet effortless. These motifs have been created with the use of laser cut technology and it gives it that added edge and chicness.

Geom
Geom

She started her business a few years ago and says that starting something on her own was the best decision she’s ever made. As quite the devotional being, Yasisurie has worked many jobs in the past in the fashion industry. Her experiences have taken her to multiple countries, allowed her space to converse with fashion designers, including Ann Taylor and Calvin Klein, and also given her the driving force to come up with creative ideas of her own.

Laser cut
Laser cut
Chic silhouettes
Chic silhouettes

She started her own design company under the name ‘Oneera’ in July 2013. It is a high-end label that caters to the young and fashionable who look for detailed, chic clothing with a modern and global touch. It was her new found freedom and understanding of the greater source of power that gave birth to her collection showcased at Fashion Week earlier this year. She went with geometric symbols and patterns, dimensions that were mathematical and ancient symbols that she admits elevate the consciousness of the person wearing the garment.

Working it!
Working it!

Take a look at more of her designs on her Facebook page – Yasisurie
Pix by Preveen Rodrigo

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