Friday, July 29, 2011

my first giveaway!


 
giveaway time!
hey everyone it’s tiffany! so the much anticipated and promised giveaway is finally here!
since this is my first giveaway it will be kind of small but i do hope you guys understand. the makeup products i will be giving away are some of my favorites! i will eventually have bigger giveaways but for now since it’s my first one i will have a small one and see how it goes. 
so here are the items:
1. eos lipbalm in honeysuckle honeydew. this is my favorite scent out of all eos lipbalms and it tastes amazing!
2. bourjois paris smoky eyes trio eye shadow. this is REALLY pigmented (urban decay comparable) and it’s great for all the people (beginners or professional)
so this is it! after the winner is announced if i feel like it i will add more cosmetics products to this giveaway! this giveaway will last till august 12th and it’s open internationally. all you have to do is comment on this post, follow me on this blog, and if you have tumblr, follow, reblog and like my giveaway post (if you don't have tumblr it's fine). i will be choosing randomly and i will contact you if you won.
good luck!
ardently makeup

Sunday, July 24, 2011

nail tutorials!

hey everyone this is tiffany!
so i've made two tutorials on my tumblr blog
one is galaxy/space nail
and
one is summer nail art.
if you're interested, please go to my tumblr site
ardentlymakeup.tumblr.com
thanks!
ardently makeup

Thursday, July 21, 2011

revlon beyond natural blush & bronzer

packaging- 4 out of 5
pigmentation- 1 out of 5
would i buy this again? no
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hey everyone this is tiffany! today i’m going to talk about revlon’s beyong natural blush & bronzer. initially i was really excited about this product because of the rave reviews i saw on makeupalley and how 70% of people would repurchase it. i thought that was a lot of people so i thought maybe this will work for me. unfortunately the product is too natural. when i used my angled blush brush and swiped it once on the bronzer side, nothing came out. so i tried it continuously and finally SOMETHING came out. but what was really disappointing was that when i put it on my face, nothing but shimmers came out. i must say that it might have been because my face is not as light as some other people, but i do wear bb cream and usually that sort of helps my skin become lighter…? anyways the same thing happened to the blush. they are terrible in terms of pigmentation. i gave my sister this to try out and she also didn’t like it (she has lighter skin color) and told me that only when she put TOO MUCH did her friends ask her if she put on bronzer and blush. *too much as in spending approximately 10 minutes to get the bronzer and blush on. maybe i might have had a defected one, but i’ve also seen reviews on makeupalley saying how terrible the pigmentation was, so i know i’m not alone.
in terms of packaging, i’d say it’s okay (suits my taste). i do like the fact that it’s blush and bronzer combined which saves a lot of money (if it were to work well) and while some people might not like it, i like the fact that this doesn’t have a mirror. sometimes i just don’t get why tiny eye shadow compacts have little mirrors. majority of us who put on makeup have vanities so i don’t think it’s a big deal that it doesn’t have a mirror (but it does seem a good idea if you want to touch up on makeup at work or etc.) but overall i do like the packaging it looks cute.
overall, would i buy this again? no not really. usually even when i do not like a makeup product i try to use it as much as possible, but this is really not the case. i wouldn’t really recommend this product but if you are interested in it and have the FAIRest skin tone, then yeah sure try it out and tell me what you think about it. hope this was a helpful review. if you liked it please follow me for more and reblog or like this post. if you have any questions please ask me on tumblr or email me at ardentlymakeup@gmail.com
happy blush/bronzer!
ardently makeup

kate lipstick nd in be-4

pigmentation: 5 out of 5
packaging: 5 out of 5
would i buy lipsticks from them again? yes!
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hey everyone it’s tiffany! today i’m going to do a review on kate’s nude lipstick i told you guys about in the previous post on red lipstick. this lipstick is actually my very first nude lipstick because it was really hard for me to find a drugstore brand lipstick. now, kate is, i believe, a japanese cosmetics company (correct me if i’m wrong) and they have four shades of nude lipsticks. i have with me BE-4 which is the fourth one (but not the darkest… which is weird). BE-4 is a nude lipstick with a tint of pink which is usually not that visible. 
i really LOVE the packaging of the nude lipstick because it’s really sleek and small. when i put it in my clutch when i go to school dances or parties, it just looks great inside the clutch. 
i would buy kate lipstick if i were to buy more because i just love the packaging and i love how it glides on after first try. if you cannot afford expensive nude lipsticks, this is a great alternative!
i think this covers everything… i do get lots of compliments from people whenever i wear this nude lipstick so i personally love this! if you have any questions or comments please ask on my tumblr or email me at ardentlymakeup@gmail.com
if you found this helpful then please like this and follow me. if you find other drugstore or affordable nude lipsticks please let me know! i would love to try them out!
happy lipstick!
ardently makeup

bourjois sweet kiss lipstick in rouge sur mesure

pigmentation: 5 out of 5
packaging: 5 out of 5
would i buy it again? yes!
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hey everyone this is tiffany! today i’m going to talk about a red lipstick i have with me (next time i will talk about nude lipstick, so stay tuned) from bourjois cosmetics. i have color called rouge sur mesure and it’s a very true red and probably the only true red i found in a drugstore where i found it. the packaging as you can see from the picture above is very sleek and it’s one of the things i really like about this lipstick. as you can see from above, the silver circle on the purple box is what pulls the lipstick out. by sliding the silver circle, the lipstick easily pops out. 
this is actually one of the items i’m thinking of giving out as a giveaway item but i’m still deciding. the picture really doesn’t do this lipstick justice because while the picture shows the lipstick in pinkish red, the lipstick is actually a very true red as i have stated. i think red lipsticks are one of the essentials for girls to have because it creates a really vintage yet sophisticated vibe to your makeup. if you do put on red lipsticks, it’s best if you tone down on rest of the makeup (eyes, for example) to really accentuate your red lips
bourjois cosmetics also has other lipstick colors with other packaging besides the purple. they also have excellent (very pigmented) eye shadows so do check it out! their cosmetics are reasonably priced and they have great variety of mascara and eyeliners (their eyeliners are probably one of the BEST eyeliners i’ve seen. will definitely do a review on one of them!)
hope this was helpful! if you have any questions ask me on tumblr or email me at ardentlymakeup@gmail.com follow me for more reviews and tutorials and baking recipes! 
happy lipstick!
ardently makeup

coastal scents 88 palette

pigmentation: 4 out of 5
color variation: 5 out of 5
would i buy it again? yes!
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hey everyone it’s tiffany! so today i’m going to talk about coastal scents 88 original palette. i know that people on youtube already did loads of reviews on this specific product, but i would like to add on and talk more about it!
so i bought the original matte palette last year and have been using it since. the palette has a lot of color variation which i think is one of the pros of this palette. also, if you use it with a primer, the colors are so pigmented and lasts for a considerable amount of time. 
i think the downside of this palette is the brushes that are provided. they’re really not great but considering the price you paid to get 88 colors of eye shadow, you just have to bear with it. 
i highly recommend this palette if you’re tight on budget but still want to get good eye shadows or you simply want to get lots of colors for less money. this is really great for makeup beginners!
hope this was helpful! if you have any questions please email me at
ardentlymakeup@gmail.com
follow me for more reviews, recipes and upcoming giveaway (i basically have an idea of what i want to give away so stay tuned!)
happy eye shadow!
ardently makeup

Saturday, July 16, 2011

sigma beauty!

hey everyone!
check out sigma beauty here
if you purchase over 30 dollars, you’ll receive a free gift! :)
products i would like to recommend you guys are:

the bare palette. i think it’s the best of the bare flare and dare palettes simply because the neutral tones makes it work for every skin color.

dry’n shape system. i personally think instead of buying a brush set with the brush rolls, it would be better if you buy this dry’n shape roll with the brush set without the brush rolls. you don’t really need the brush rolls and this is a great substitute for the brush roll.

cleansing & polishing tool. if you cannot afford clarisonic, you can use this as an alternative. it’s both affordable and adorable!
and last but not least,

sigma flat top synthetic kabuki f80. i’ve heard that this is the best brush of all the sigma brushes! it gives you an airbrush finished look to your foundation. it’s dense and durable!
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so do check these products out! remember if you purchase over 30 dollars, you get a free gift! i’ve heard great things about sigma beauty so if you are tight on budget sigma is a great alternative!
hope this was helpful. if you have any questions or comments email me at ardentlymakeup@gmail.com
like this post and follow me for more product reviews! i hope you found this to be helpful!
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hey everyone!
check out sigma beauty here
if you purchase over 30 dollars, you’ll receive a free gift! :)
products i would like to recommend you guys are:

the bare palette. i think it’s the best of the bare flare and dare palettes simply because the neutral tones makes it work for every skin color.

dry’n shape system. i personally think instead of buying a brush set with the brush rolls, it would be better if you buy this dry’n shape roll with the brush set without the brush rolls. you don’t really need the brush rolls and this is a great substitute for the brush roll.

cleansing & polishing tool. if you cannot afford clarisonic, you can use this as an alternative. it’s both affordable and adorable!
and last but not least,

sigma flat top synthetic kabuki f80. i’ve heard that this is the best brush of all the sigma brushes! it gives you an airbrush finished look to your foundation. it’s dense and durable!
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so do check these products out! remember if you purchase over 30 dollars, you get a free gift! i’ve heard great things about sigma beauty so if you are tight on budget sigma is a great alternative!
hope this was helpful. if you have any questions or comments email me at 



ardentlymakeup@gmail.com

like this post and follow me for more product reviews! i hope you found this to be helpful!


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Friday, July 15, 2011

top four nail polishes for summer!



hey everyone! it’s tiffany! i wanted to show you guys my top four nail polish colors for summer! they’re all very vibrant which i think it’s perfect! i used my cell phone camera to take the photo so it’s not the best quality because my digital camera uploading/connecting thing ran off and disappeared. anyhow, hope you guys like these nail polish colors! (the list will be from left to right)
1. revlon’s jaded— jaded is a minty green with a hint of blue in it. i think the color is like tiffany blue mixed with white polish. if you’re going for the elegant look, try minty green!
2. hera’s hot pink— i think it’s a pity korean nail polish brand doesn’t name its nail polish with distinctive names and instead uses conventional names. but anyhow hera’s hot pink nail polish is great when you’re going out on a date. i love this vibrant pink and pink polishes are always great to have!
3. tony moly’s coral— tony moly is also a korean makeup brand. i am absolutely in love with this color. i don’t think the picture is doing this justice because this color is really close to neon orange. it’s a really playful color!
4. tony moly’s cream yellow— if you guys are more toned down but want to experience a bit of craziness, creamy yellow is really a great choice! not only does it look vibrant and fun, it also looks elegant and classy. again, the camera is not doing this nail polish color justice. try out cream yellow if you can!
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so that’s it! if you like this post please follow me for nail tutorials, cosmetics review and baking recipes!
happy nail polishing!
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eos lip balm

color/taste/smell variation: 5 out of 5
packaging/design: 5 out of 5
does it’s work as a lip balm: 4 out of 5
would i buy it again? maybe
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hey everyone this is tiffany! hope you guys are having a wonderful summer. i wanted to talk about lip balm because i realized that there’s a lot of people who’s lip balm maniac. i’ve also seen youtube beauty gurus like michellephan use the eos lip balm, so 6 months ago i bought the eos lip balm. out of five flavors (summer fruit, lemon drop, honeysuckle honeydew, medicated tangerine, and sweet mint), i bought honeysuckle honeydew (the one with green design). i do think it smells like honeydew melon and i also seem to lick off the lip balm (which i know i shouldn’t) because it tastes sweet. 
the distinctive feature that really wins eos lip balm to everyone is it’s egg shaped design. it’s small and easy to carry around. it’s a definite 5 out of 5 in terms of the design. 
does it do it’s job as a lip balm? i think to certain extent it does. i really can’t say anything about this (which i apologize) because this is practically my first lip balm and my lips are not dry or anything. i bought this lip balm for the sake of it’s popularity. one of my lip balm maniac friends did tell me that this is actually really good and she would buy it again, so i think that says something about this product.
the website of eos lip balm said their lip balms are 95% organic and full of vitamin E if you want to see more about that click here
overall, for it’s smell and it’s shape, i would love to collect all five flavors. they’re so cute! i recommend this if you like fruity and nice smelling lip balm
hope this was somehow helpful! if you guys have any questions or comments please ask, follow me for more reviews, recipes and upcoming giveaway. 
happy lip balm!
ardently makeup

l’occitane rose 4 reines hydrating face mist


smell: 5 out of 5
would i buy this again? yes
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hey everyone it’s tiffany again! so today i wanted to talk about l’occitane’s hydrating face mist that has a rose scent. i think this product is great for summer when you’re feeling really hot. just spray some on your face and it’ll feel really refreshing.
since it’s a face mist and not a perfume, the rose scent is not overwhelming so i like this a lot as it can replace my perfume sometimes (i spray it on face and neck).
i’m using my second bottle now so i recommend this a lot! especially during summer when you’re skin feels really dry. this small bottle is easy to carry around and although i absolutely dislike the fact that l’occitane does animal testing, i would buy this bottle again because it’s great to take to the beach
hope this short review was helpful. if you have any questions please feel free to ask and follow for more review.
happy face mist
ardently makeup

Sunscreen for your Summer


hey everyone it's tiffany! today i want to talk about a sunscreen that i've been using a lot these days, which is lancome's uv expert spf50 gn-shield bb base.
i personally believe that sunscreens are one of the essentials you have to put on during the summer even if you want to get tanned because it's what's protecting your skin from harmful uv rays. i do believe and recommend everyone to invest on a good sunscreen because sometimes drugstore sunscreens just do not do the trick. i highly believe that if you invest your money on something good, you will get something good that you will like a lot.
so here are reasons why i feel my lancome sunscreen was worth all the money. one quite basic reason is just because it works. it does it's job as a sunscreen. next (and one of the biggest reasons why i love this product) is that it is bb base. remember i talked about bb cream when i was introducing skin79's hot pink bb cream? bb cream is basically something i substitute foundation with because it has a nice coverage and it doesn't feel heavy like foundation. what i'm getting at is if this sunscreen has bb cream inside, it's like skipping a step: instead of putting on sunscreen and then bb cream, you can just put on the sunscreen!
i think the main difference between a sunscreen that has bb cream inside and a bb cream that has spf is that the sunscreen will properly do it's job as a sunscreen while give sufficient coverage. i really think lancome's sunscreen is one of the best summer makeup product i have ever used.
now, i'm not telling you to buy it or anything because after all, it is quite pricey. but i'm simply asking you to consider investing your money on something that works.
hope this was helpful, if you have any questions please feel free to ask. like this post, reblog or follow me and i'll continue trying to do honest and good reviews on cosmetic products. if you have any basking recipe you wish i could post i would gladly do so.
have a nice day and happy sunscreen!
ardently makeup

Sunday, July 10, 2011

sites

hey everyone!
here are some sites i wish you could check out!
this is my regular tumblr site with pictures of vintage, food, makeup, fashion and just weird photos!
and this is my ardentlymakeup tumblr but unlike this blogspot i add baking recipes and book reviews and etc. (if you want something like that on this blogspot do tell me!)
please follow me if you're interested!
thank you! happy surfing on the internet!
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kiehl’s cucumber herbal alcohol-free toner

price: 4 out of 5
work-ability: 4 out of 5
smell: 3 out of 5
would i buy it again? yes
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hey guys it’s tiffany! today i wanted to do a review on something that i trust deep with my heart— kiehl’s cucumber toner. so on the label it says it’s “for dry or sensitive skin” and i guess kiehl’s is really wrong in this case because it works fine for me (i have oil and acne prone skin) and it’s self proclaimed “alcohol-free” is a total lie. when i apply it, it feels just like i’m rubbing alcohol on my face- no joke. so every time i apply it i always go “kiehl’s, this is some b*******. alcohol free my a**.” (pardon my language)
however despite that i still incorporate this to my daily skin care routine (which is basically so simple and fast it’s doubtful as to why i’m even calling it a skin care routine) because it feels refreshing and i think it’s great for my acne-prone skin. before i bought a gigantic bottle in the airport, i had a sample bottle and i tried it then. at first my skin started to break out and i thought to myself “okay tiff, maybe this is not the right toner for you”. but i didn’t give up because i don’t want to waste makeup products. so after a while i started breaking out less and my skin got SO much better. i give all the credits to the toner.
so would i buy it again? after i finish using my gigantic bottle, yes! definitely. i might even try kiehl’s toner for acne prone skin called ultra facial oil-free toner (although it doesn’t have that refreshing and minty feel like the cucumber toner does when you apply it on your skin)
all in all, if you have any questions or comments don’t be afraid to ask, clickhere for my normal tumblr site for vintage pictures, makeup pictures and fashionable pictures. click here if you have any questions or comments you wish to tell me. like this post if you found this helpful and make sure to follow me for more!
happy taking care of your skin!
ardently makeup

Canmake Eyelash Curler

curls eyelashes- 5/5
would i buy it again? YES!
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hey guys! this is tiffany!
so today im going to do a review on something i’m really excited about! it’s from a japanese brand called canmake. their eyelash curler are designed so it doesn’t hurt when you curl your eyelashes (you know those ugly moments). i really like this because i’ve used several different eyelash curlers like missha’s or just a cheap eyelash curler from a drugstore but they all did not do the job, which is curl my eyelashes. but this one it works wonders! maybe it’s because it’s designed for people with asian eyes or it’s just plain brilliant but i have no trouble curling my eyelashes with it.
it’s pink so those of you pink lovers, this can be another thing you own that’s pink! i love how it’s pink because my makeup bag is pink so it adds something girly to my makeup set apart from brown and dark eye shadows.
i’m not sure if they sell it in the states but i found a useful website for those of you who’s interested
i hope you guys like this and find my review helpful! if something’s not clear or if you have any questions or comments, please ask me and make sure to follow me for upcoming giveaway that i’m planning to host! (i’m still deciding on what i should give away)
happy eyelash curling!
ardently makeup
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by the way, if you would like to suggest something for review (or wish to submit a review) please contact me by asking me on tumblr! i love to see other people’s view on makeup!

nars the multiple in orgasm

usefulness: 5/5
would i buy it again? maybe
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hey guys it’s tiffany crazy blogging in my room (while watching movie called election. it stars reese witherspoon. it’s an oldy but i LOVE this movie. it’s so funny!)! today i wanted to do a review on nars cosmetic’s the multiple in color orgasm.
i thought the name was really creative (though a bit inappropriate). it’s called “the multiple” for a reason. it can be used as blush, eye shadow, or lip stick (though i highly advise not to use it on your lips). it’s creamy and has light shimmers on it. the color orgasm is pinkish coral with a hint of red. i typically use it as a blush.
i think it’s great that nars came up with something that can be used in a lot of areas. it saves me the money to buy coral eyeshadow and blush. the reason why i don’t use it as eyeshadow is because quite frankly coral eyeshadow doesn’t compliment my eyes. but for those of you who love coral eyeshadows, i recommend you to buy this product. 
it is a bit pricey ($39USD) but buying it saves you a lot of money in the long run because it contains ALOT. i’ll tell you why i would maybe buy this again. my skin is quite dark so when i apply it it doesn’t really show up. then why do i like it? it has shimmers inside so i like how the apples of my cheek shimmers after i apply it. i do think it’s great as a blush because it’s very pigmented (though not as pigmented as mac blushes)
if you have fair skin, i recommend you to try it out. if you have dark skin, im sure there’s a way you can use this blush/eye shadow/lipstick.
i hope this review was helpful! if you have any questions or comments, please ask. if you think this review was helpful, please like it and follow me for more reviews!
happy blush finding!
ardently makeup

the body shop strawberry puree body lotion



would i buy this again? yes!
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hey guys, so today i wanted to do a review on the body shop’s strawberry puree body lotion. 
personally, im really picky about lotions. i normally don’t put lotion on if it feels sticky afterwards. i hate that sticky and oily feeling. thanks for my close friend who bought me this for my birthday, i got to know my favorite boy lotion.
strawberry puree body lotion doesn’t have that fake strawberry scent. the pump can be locked if you twist it clockwise so it’s great if you want to take it when you’re travelling. when you apply it on your skin, it feels like you’re putting water on your skin. it doesn’t stick, and instead of having typical oily surface, it’s as if you don’t have anything on your arm (except a refreshing feel)
i have really dry legs and thanks to this lotion, it’s now very smooth
would i buy this again? YES! as i have told you before, im really picky about lotion and i really would buy this. 
i hope this review was helpful and if you want more reviews follow me and like this post! thank you!
have a great lotion!
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l’oreal paris renewal lash serum

effectiveness: 4/5
would i buy it again? yes
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hey guys today i will be doing a review on l’oreal paris renewal lash serum. on the bottle it says it will give “intensive boost for a renewed lash look”
so now lets talk about how effective it was. initially i bought this so my lashes could grow longer and look fuller. it only did the latter. after several days of using it, i was convinced that my lashes were fuller. i could see more lashes growing out while the old ones stayed where it was (which is really the reason why it looked fuller. in a natural cycle, lashes tend to fall off but with this serum, the old ones stayed where it was). 
i do have to be honest, while i was using it, after several days it started to sting my eyes a bit. i’m guessing it might be too much for my eyes to handle so i took a break and after several months later i started using it again and this time it hurt less. if you happen to be like me, initially fine but sting your eyes later, then i suggest you to take a break from this.
would i buy it again? yes, definitely. recently i checked hollyannaree, the famous youtube beauty guru’s old videos and in one of her hits and misses video, she said she’s using her second bottle. that sums up about how effective it is. i would also buy it again, if i ever run out of it (it’s 1/4 full). 
i recommend this to you if you want fuller looking lashes. this definitely does not add length but who doesn’t want voluminousness eye lashes, right? i hope this review was helpful. please like this post or follow for more makeup reviews, tutorials and baking recipe.
happy makeup!
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Saturday, July 9, 2011

lighten hair with honey

lighten hair with honey-- review
hey guys it's me again! today i wanted to talk to you about lightening your hair with honey. there are some ups and downs about this and i will explain it in detail right now.
first of all, why use honey? it conditions your hair and releases hydrogen peroxide (only when you dilute it) so the hydrogen peroxide lightens your hair without damaging it. sounds amazing huh? this type of hair lightening is only good for people with brown hair. if you have blonde hair, keep reading and i will tell you what you can do to lighten your hair.
so after extensive research, i decided to try the honey out because i really wanted to lighten my hair. the one negative i do have to say is how long you have to put it on. the recommended amount of time is 8 hours. yes, i didn't make a typo-- 8 hours. that's quite honestly A LONG time. so how do i fill up that eight hours? i sleep. usually i do the honey hair before i go to bed and i wake up next morning to wash it off. the process of sleeping with honey on your hair is really not the best thing i've experienced. it itches and it's uncomfortable. usually because the honey leaks out so i need to put extra towels on my pillow so the honey won't get on my pillow. if you are willing to endure it all, then sure you can do it.
as for the positives, it works! i did it for two times and the second time i did it i saw a noticeable change in my hair color. instead of a dull brown hair, my hair was reddish brown. it was great. the honey will not lighten your hair and make a huge difference the very first time you try it so if you're up for it, be prepared to sleep with honey on your hair for many nights. i did take breaks between each time i try the honey because i thought it might be too much for the hair to do through so much in consecutive nights. i usually do it once every week and the result is still great.
as for people with blonde hair, here's something good for you. lemon. put some lemon juice on your hair and go sun tan for couple of hours. you will see your hair lightened. that's all it takes for you to lighten your hair compared to the honey you have to put if you are a brunette.
so below i will put the ingredients for you to try out honey lightening and lemon lightening.
honey lightening:
1/4 cup of honey
2 tablespoons of hair conditioner
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
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lemon lightening:
in a spray bottle, add
1/2 cup of lemon juice
1/4 cup of water
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i hope this was helpful, if you have any questions about lightening your hair please ask, follow for more reviews and i would really appreciate it if you could like this post.

thank you everyone for reading this and hope you guys have a great day!
ardently makeup

the master cleanse aka. lemon detox


hunger level: 5 out of 5
weight loss: 4 out of 5
would i try it again? yes
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hey everyone this is Tiffany again!
today i wanted to talk to you guys about something i’ve tried before, which is the master cleanse. 
master cleanse is a type of diet routine meant for you to lose bad substances or wastes in your body. it is no way something you should do if you want to lose couple of pounds. and unfortunately, i hate to say it but that what my intent when i tried master cleanse. i wanted to lose weight before our school prom so tried it out for a week. i lose 6 pounds over 7 days (which was lower than the recommended length of time to do master cleanse) and i felt great because i was losing weight FAST.
now let’s talk about what happened during the process. it might be different for people because we each have different type of body, but when i tried it, the whole time i was REALLY hungry. when i watched people on youtube documenting their master cleanse diet, they all said by third day your hunger decreases and you will gradually feel less hungry. it wasn’t the case for me. i must admit i love to eat but who doesn’t? so it might be just me who was constantly hungry, but i caution you you might experience the same thing. 
losing weight was easy because you would have to go to the restroom quite a lot. the first day i went to the restroom for about 3 times and it gradually decreased but i still went everyday. unlike normal master cleanse routine, i did not do the salt water wash or drank the herbal tea but the lemon juice was enough to let me lose weight and help me go take care of my business in the restroom. 
the taste of the lemon juice is surprisingly good! the sweetness of maple syrup with lemon flavor and a tint of spice from the cayenne pepper. i loved it. in fact, i still drink it occasionally because it tastes really good.
would i go through the whole process again? i would say yes because overall it was a great experience, i felt more confident about my body and i felt healthy. the only reason keeping me from doing the master cleanse right now is the price all together. buying the maple syrup and the lemon might cost you a lot of money, and especially with maple syrup being quite expensive in where i live, it was difficult for me to continue longer than 7 days because of the price. but overall, it was a great experience and if you are up for it (and you have the mental strength to do so) i recommend you to do so.
that’s it for my review and overall thought about the master cleanse. if you have any questions or comments about the master cleanse please feel free to ask me. it would mean a lot of you could comment on this post. it tells me that i have readers reading this. follow me if you wish and stay tuned for upcoming giveaway!
have a great day everyone,
ardentlymakeup
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below is the recipe i used to make the lemon juice. hope this will help some of you
for one serving:
1 1/4 cup of water
2 tablespoons of maple syrup
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
a pinch of cayenne pepper.
hope this helps!

Friday, July 8, 2011

majolica majorca perfect automatic liner

the look: 3 out of 5
the product: 4 out of 5
would i buy it again? yes.
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hey guys this is tiffany again! here's a review on majolica majorca's perfect automatic liner. this is a liquid liner with a fine tip brush that can be used with great precision.
lets talk about the look of this liner first. it is very cute and small so it's handy-dandy. for new users, it might be a little confusing as to how to make the liquid come out. do you shake it? the answer is at the back of the pencil. twist the back clockwise two times and the you will see the liquid coming out.
now i must warn you even though twisting it once does not get much product out, twisting it twice may be too much (which is really the downside of the product). what i recommend is testing it out on your hand first so extra liquid comes off. once you do that it is easier for you to apply precisely.
while applying it is easy, another negative of this product is how short term this makeup may be (in some occasions). because this is waterproof, when you rub your eyes the liner comes out. if you don't do that, then it won't come off.
i personally have the red one which is dark red, almost ruby color. i personally love it and i would buy this again. i recommended this to both my mom and my sister and they both love it.
i hope you do too. if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to ask.


i hope this was helpful and follow for more
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skin79 super+ bb cream (hot pink)

the look: 4 out of 5
the product: 4 out of 5
would i buy it again? yes.
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hey guys, so today im going to do a review on skin79 hot pink bb cream
it is really one of my favorite makeup product. here's why.
first lets look at the overall look. it is hot pink with a shimmery surface and a pump that is quite convenient. one of the reasons why i love this product is for it's look. i think the fact that it's in hot pink definitely adds something extra. now, why did i score it 4 out of 5 even though i am insanely in love with the look? while the hot pink definitely adds something special to this product, you're not able to see how much bb cream is left inside. i've been using this for about six months now and still when i push the pump a lot of product comes out (which is great) but i often wonder when it will run out.
now the bb cream. some of you might wonder what is bb cream? bb typically stands for blemish balm (but it says beblesh balm on the skin79 hot pink bb cream) and it is widely used to provide natural looking skin coverage. south korea has a lot of makeup companies like skin79, missha, skin food, hanskin, and the face shop that makes different kinds of bb cream (and they're very well known for that)
bb creams are excellent replacement for foundation. while foundation may feel heavy on the skin, bb cream tend not to do so. it's not necessarily "not feeling like anything is on" but it is close to that
when you pump the bb cream of skin79 hot pink bb cream, you can see that is is ashy gray. you might think it is not suitable for your skin tone but after you apply it, it oxidizes and blends in with your skin color, creating that flawless and natural look. 
i do have to caution you though, if you apply too much, your makeup will look cakey (especially during summer). just apply sheer amount and it will be enough to give you a natural skin. 
i whole heartedly recommend this product as i found it great. if you have any questions or comments, feel free to ask and follow me for more reviews!

i hope this was helpful,
ardentlymakeup

the beginning


hey everyone,
this is tiffany and i'll be doing makeup reviews in this blog from now on.
i'm really passionate about makeup and i've always wanted to have my own youtube channel talking about my favorite products and such and i did try by first adding some nail tutorials but eventually due to school work and all i couldn't continue so i was left with one subscriber in that youtube channel
so why am i starting this blog site then?
i am in my school journalism class and as i am deeply passionate about writing about things i love, i thought this would be a great opportunity to write about makeup (and nails!)
starting from tomorrow, i will be reviewing various makeup products i have with me and if you want to request reviews, feel free to do so
if you are interesting in reading reviews of makeup products, please do follow me and i promise you i will give the most honest review about specific products.
if you are interested in my tumblr sites with pictures of vintage, food, makeup, gossip girl!, ed westwick or just pretty scenery, my usual tumblr is this:
missyellowsubmarine.tumblr.com
and my ardentlymakeup tumblr is this (it contains the same information as this blog does)
ardentlymakeup.tumblr.com
by starting this blogspot site, i do hope to share my passion for makeup with you :) my goal is to keep this blog running for at least one year. let's hope i can fulfill my goal!
let the beautiful makeup trip begin

ardentlymakeup