Summer Beach Wave Curls and Red Lips

This is my first time sporting summer beach wave curls and red lips look.  I normally don't wear red lipsticks because I'm not brave enough to sport this out in the street.  But I realized it's a nice and summery look and that I should be confident in the way I look.  I hope you'll do the same; sport whatever look you like that makes you feel confident and happy during the summer. I like this look for the summer, it's sexy and chic. It also reminds me living in the 40's like the Pin-up girls era; sporting their lingerie and also their summer swim wears.

In this tutorial I curled my hair using a curling wand.  I purposely try not to curl it too curly, I wanted my curls to look loose. I used the Remington Pearl Ceramic Curling Wand. This curling wand works wanders and it wasn't expensive at all, it took me about 20 minutes to finish curling my hair.  My hair is pretty thick, so I had section off my hair in order to get this wavy summer beach look.

The following makeups products that I used:

  • SKIN79 VIP GOLD BB Cream
  • Bobbi Brown Corrector Concealer - Light Peach
  • M.A.C Select SPF 15 foundation - Shade NC25
  • NARS Blush - Deep Throat 
  • Dior Forever Powder Compact - 032 
  • Bobbi Brown - Shimmer Brick Compact 
For my face, I concealed my face with the following items above.  I have really bad red blemishes so I had to use BB cream and Bobbi Brown corrector concealer to conceal some of my zits and red blemishes.  I topped off with a foundation using my M.A.C select SPF 15 shade NC25.  I also set in my Dior Powder to give me a matted look, then used my NARS Deep Throat blush to add some color to my cheeks.  Then I used my Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact to highlight my forehead, nose, cheeks and nose. And lastly, for my brows I likely stroke my brows using the Rimmel London Pencil to shade in my brows a bit. 

  • Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer
  • wet n wild coloricon - The Gilded Age 
  • Naked - Urban Decay - used Virgin & Buck 
  • Brown Eyeliner 
  • Fairydrops Scandal Queen Mascara
For my eyes I primed my eyes using Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer.  I used my Naked Urban Decay Virgin to highlight my brow bones and then used paupiere (gold shade in the wet n wild palette) top of my inner eyes and bottom of my inner eyes.  Then using my Naked Urban Decay shade buck for my crease shaping it in a V like format.  Lastly I used cruex shade in the wet n wild palette to top it off over my crease again.  I then lined my eyes using a brown eyeliner near my eyelid and also rimmed my eye at the bottom of my water line as well.  Lastly I used my Fairydrops mascara for my lashes. 

  • Kimiko Sheer Tint and lip plumper - Pomegranate 
  • Bourjois - 01 Rouge 
I used my Kimiko Sheer Tint for my lips and ran it over with a Bourjois in Rouge to get the red like effect. 

Hope you enjoy this look!

Also be sure to enter my summer mini giveaway

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A Mini Summer Giveaway

Hello!  Sorry for the lack of post summer has really taken the fun in me.  I've been doing more outdoor activities like doing a dance/exercise class I recently enrolled into.  Of course I normally wouldn't do this alone, I have friends to accompany me to this event as well.

Anyway I'm doing a small mini giveaway for the summer.  I want to boost my google friend connection status and I want more viewers to read my blog.  I hope that some of you find inspiration and swatches of the reviews I have done so far.   I hope that you'll still continue to read my blog daily and hopefully in the long run I'll do more intensive reviews and tutorials in the near future.  I hope this blog of mine will continue to grow.

In this giveaway, I'm giving away the following items are:

Wet 'n Wild Go For The Gold Summer 2011 Limited Edition
  1. Wet 'n' Wild - "The Gilded Age" Eyeshadow Palette
  2. Wet 'n' Wild - "Everything Under the Sun" Bronzer
I personally think that these are a wonderful set duo for a perfect summer day look.

To Enter: 
  • Be a follower by subscribing with the Google Friend Connection (GFC) to my blog
  • Also please indicate your Google Friend Connection name, so I know who you are. 
  • Please comment below what is your favorite makeup items for the summer so far
  • Please submit your entry once, multiple entries will be deleted. 
  • Also please provide a valid e-mail address where I can contact you after commenting.  
  • You must be at least 18 years old and have parental consent before you can enter this giveaway. 
  • Feel free to follow me on twitter and re-tweet this: RT@peonyinlove to enter her giveaway! Details here:
  •  This giveaway is open for US and Internationally
Entries deadline will end on July 31, 2010 11:59 PM EST (Eastern Time)

Good Luck and I will announce the winner with

Entry example goes like this:
  1. GFC -your username
  2. My summer makeup items are __________________
  3. E-mail: ____________{@} or whatever other e-mail host you have

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Crystal Hydrating Eye Mask

I always love to try new stuff, especially products from Asia.    Recently I got this Crystal Hydrating Eye Mask from my girlfriend as a birthday gift.  I love the packaging and in this package it comes in 10 packs.  In these package it's contains a gel like eye mask that has a wonderful cooling sensation once you put these under your eyes for 15 - 20 minutes.  This is my first time trying these and I'm excited cause I can save the plastic mold and DIY my own eye mask in the long run using Queenie's method.  I remember Queenie a makeup guru did a DIY eye mask using the plastic mold by making her own eye mask using Jello.

Anyway back on with the product that I got.  I took a few pictures how the packaging looks like and how each packets are nicely package individually.

What this does: 
"My Scheming Crystal Hydrating Eye Mask contains Deep Sea Seaweed Bolivian Uric Acid which adds moisture to your eyes, leaving your eyes hydrated all day long. It also allows easy absorption of essence, restores the skin around your eye contour to its oil-water balance level, improves skin elasticity in the under eye area." - From
This Eye Mask can be found at, retailing for $12.70

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