Monday, 21 August 2017

Liebster Award Nomination for TheLeiaV



What's up Loves? I hope the weekend is treating you right and with that said, let's look forward to another productive week ahead.

Today I am happy to share with you about TheLeiaV Blog being nominated for the Liebster Award! I was nominated by the very sweet Zeba Noor of Hearty Diaries, we have collaborated on a tag earlier this year. She speaks more about her nomination for this award, click here to read more.

We last did a tag together sharing the five products, we can't live without. You can Click here to read Zeba's blog post and/or click the link below to watch my video. 



The Hearty Diaries Blog focuses on bringing you detailed product reviews, natural remedies and Beauty tips and tricks. Zeba's easy diys are my personal favorite:)

Right! In the beginning of my blogging journey, I wanted this platform to complement alongside the videos, I upload onto YouTube. As there is just so much more that I want to share that could not be contained in the description box or in the video itself. At times, I wish I could share more with my online family. Hence, I felt a blog would come in handy to bridge the queries, I often receive while strengthening relationships.

Moving on, more about the Liebster Award can be found here. The purpose of the award is to discover newer blogs on the Internet, to connect and support the Blogging Community! I am all for Women Empowerment, it's never too much! 


There are a few rules for this award nomination and they are;


  • To acknowledge the blogger who nominates you
  • Answer the eleven (11) questions by the Blogger
  • Nominate eleven (11) other bloggers
  • Ask eleven (11) new questions for them to answer

Zeba's Eleven Questions to me are;


1. Why did you choose your Blog's current name?
My Ans: I wanted my Blog and my YouTube Channel to match, just so it's easy to remember.

2. What are your blogging aims till the end of 2017?
My Ans: To provide high quality reading content with free to download goodies!

3. If you were asked to get a weird/unusual piercing on your body, where would you get pierced and (optional) why?
My Ans: Fun fact, I've had a few piercings before and I would probably turn down the request immediately.

4. If you find Rs. 10,000 in a park, what would you do?
My Ans: I would put it up on my vision board and start making serious plans to visit India! It's a sign from the universe!!

5. What is the first thing you do in the morning and why?
My Ans: Errr, I open my eyes.. Just kidding.. I would probably check the time to see if I can sneak in a quick yoga session before my kid wakes up (True story)

6. There is a flood warning and you're stuck inside with no power. How will you pass the time?
My Ans: Sing my heart out!! These are just a few songs on top of my head ('Chandelier' and 'Cheap Thrills' by Sia, 'Gold' by Kiiara, 'I took a pill in Ibiza' by Mike Posner and 'Shape of You' by Ed Sheeran)
Humming: Missed you in the basement..

7. If you could have a super power, what it would be and why?
My Ans: It might get boring to have just one power and so I would opt for a super power that allows me to borrow different powers to improve my productivity level. 

8. What's the best thing you've ever eaten while travelling?
My Ans: 'Pancakes in Paradise' in Gold Coast, waffles from Disneyland and Snickers milkshake from Byron Bay, Australia. 

9. How is your handwriting according to you?
My Ans: Terrible, so much room for improvement..

10. What is one technology you can't live without?
My Ans: Hmmm, I would go with my smartphone.

11. What's your favorite guilty pleasure?
My Ans: My weekly people watching activity from a coffee joint, while I plan out the week ahead.

I hope Zeba finds my answers fun and satisfying!


Here are the Eleven (11) Questions to my nominees;

1. Describe your 'Aha' moment for your Blog?
2. Have you met anyone interesting or famous in your blogging journey?
3. What would be your ideal working environment to blog?
4. Where would you like to be in your blogging journey in five years' time?
5. What do you like to do in your spare time?
6. Can you name some of your favorite bloggers and explain why they are your favorites?
7. What was your most challenging in your blogging journey so far?
8. How do you stay motivated to keep your blog running?
9. Is blogging your profession or hobby?
10. What choice of beverage keeps you company when you blog?
11. What will your advice be to someone who wants to start a blog? 


Here are my nominees;

  1. Chaitali
  2. Shatchya
  3. Kanta
  4. Joshita
  5. Anumeha
  6. Gazymaria
  7. Sudhaa G
  8. Thanmayee
  9. Anamika
  10. Darshana
  11. Saabri


If you'd like to check out these lovely ladies' blogs, simply click on their names and it'll bring you to their awesome blogs!

With this, today's lengthy blog post comes to an end. I will catch you in my next post soon.

Love,

Saturday, 19 August 2017

GRWM Indian Ethnic Look in August | TheLeiaV



It's another GRWM, Get Ready With Me type of video. Grab your favorite beverage in your favorite mug, snuggle up in your jammies and keep reading on.

If you'd like to see this grwm in a video form, click the link below to watch it now;


The complete list of products used to create this makeup look, is detailed below;

Face


  • The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimizer
  • Loreal Paris Infallible Stay Fresh 24HR Foundation in Honey
  • Sephora Microsmooth Baked Face Compact Powder in Medium 30

Undereyes


  • L.A.Girl Pro.Conceal HD.High-Definition Concealer in Peach Corrector
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer in Medium Neutral
  • Maybelline New Age Rewind Treatment Concealer in Medium 

Eyes & Eyebrows


  • MAC Paint pot in Soft Ochre
  • ABH Modern Renaissance Palette (Golden Ochre, Burnt Orange and Cyprus Umber)
  • NYX Microbrow Pencil in Espresso
  • NYX Matte Black Liquid Liner
  • Stila Smudge Stick in Stingray
  • Essence Get Big Lashes, Volume Curl Mascara in Black

Highlight & Contour


  • Australis AC ON TOUR Contouring & Highlighting Kit
  • thebalm's Mary-Lou Manizer

Lips


  • Maybelline New York Lipgradation in Mauve 1

That's it for today's blog post, I shall catch you very soon!


Love,

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Korean Makeup Look | TheLeiaV


What's up Loves? Today's blog post is on my recent Korean Inspired Makeup Look posted over on my YouTube Channel, TheLeiaV!

Korean makeup are unmistakable for their dark brown straight brows, dewy and glowy skin that's almost wet and the trending two tone gradient lips.. This is an Inspired look that I came up, I hope you like it.

If you'd like to see the video, click the link here to watch it right now!


The full list of makeup products featured in this makeup look are listed below;


Face

  • The Body Shop Instaglow CC Cream in Peachy Glow
  • Loreal Paris Infallible Stay Fresh 24HR Foundation in Honey
  • Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25HR Foundation in 300 Sand
  • Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Powder

Under Eyes

  • Etude House Play 101 Blending Pencil 
  • Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Concealer in Medium


Eyebrows

  • NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Espresso

Eyes

  • MAC Pro Longwear Paint pot in Soft Ochre
  • Catrice Cosmetics Liquid Metal Eyeshadow in 120 Satina Van Der Woodsen
  • ABH Modern Renaissance Palette in Red Ochre
  • Rimmel London Scandaleyes Kohl Kajal in Nude
  • Essence I Love Extreme Volume Mascara in Black
  • Essence I Like Long Lashes Volume & Length Mascara in Black

Highlight, Contour and Blush

  • Australis Contouring & Highlighting Kit
  • Catrice Cosmetics Deluxe Glow Highlighter in The Glowrious Three
  • H&M Pure Radiance Powder Blusher in Golden Peach
  • Essence Pure Nude Highlighter in Be My Highlight

Lips

  • Loreal Paris Lip Tint Caresse in Sakura Blossom

That's it for now, I hope today's blog post was helpful to you! I shall catch up with you very soon!


Love,

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Vichy DermaBlend 3D Correction Foundation Review | TheLeiaV



Hey Loves!

I have yet another product review for you this week! This time is the Vichy Dermablend 3D Correction 16HR Foundation, I picked mine up along with the Rimmel London's Brow Shake Filling Powder at the Watsons Outlet at Takashimaya.

I have a review up on my blog and and a first impressions with a short demo up on my YouTube Channel, TheLeiaV. The links will click-able.


The foundation comes in sleek black squeezy tube with a twist-off cap with a fine applicator tip for dispensing. There are glossy silver info about the product on the front and back of the tube. It holds 30ml of content and recommended for usage up to 12 months, after opening. I picked my closest shade in no. 35 Sand out of the four shades offered. There were no shades for our medium to deeper skin tones:( It was on sale for just under S$40, at an introductory price. 

Claims

It's formula is said to be of a corrective resurfacing active type aimed towards oily acne-prone and sensitive skin. The formulation is oil-free and contains SPF 25 and I was immediately sold on these unique selling points.

On Vichy's official site, the Dermablend 3D is their first corrective foundation that is said to cover, smooth, improve oily and acne-prone skin in one layer.

This is enabled by their texture innovation called 'Alliagel' in their formulation, assisting pigments to cover and blur imperfections.

The foundation is said to have an ultra-matte finish without a mask effect and;

Ultra Treat
  • leaves skin looking clearer
  • provides immediate texture correction
  • helps conceal blemishes and breakouts of acne
  • reduces the appearance of redness
  • mattifies the skin for a natural finish

Ultra Tolerance
  1. Adapted for sensitive skin
  2. Hypoallergenic formula
  3. No paraben
  4. No coemedogene

*from Vichy's official site


First Impressions


When I first dispensed the product, it was rather thick and goopy for my liking. I noticed further that it was not stretchy or rather pliable, definitely not thin in consistency. This may feel too thick and heavy on the skin for some yet, it works amazing as a concealer.

I had tried a couple of times using it as a foundation and did not like how the formulation weighed on my facial skin. I had noticed that the coverage is indeed like it's claim, really high! Since the coverage was commendable, I really just need a fine tip brush to lightly disguise my post acne scars and imperfections (wherever I felt it was necessary).

With this trick, my face looked natural and looked almost flawless. To powder down the rest of my face, I used a dual powder foundation to pat down the shine and lock the foundation in place and it was good to go!

I prefer using this foundation in the place of a concealer instead. On me, it works best on the outer parameters of my face. I skip using the product on my oily t-zone and reach out for an oil-control primer instead, it works well this way.

Overall, I like the product for my customized need, I see how this foundation type product can boost coverage when mixed into light to medium cover foundations. The price tag on this foundation isn't too bad as it's about the similar range as compared to the rest of the base makeup products found in at our local drugstores (Guardian and Watsons) 

I hope today's blog post was helpful to you, I shall catch up with you very soon!


Love,


Friday, 11 August 2017

Five Minute Makeup Look | TheLeiaV



What's up Guys? Today I have a makeup look that is perfect for busy mornings for us. I am listing the complete list of makeup products used to create this look.

If you'd like me to walk you through the steps for this look, please click the link here to watch it now!


A quick update, I am testing out Vichy Laboratories DermaBlend 3D Corrective Resurfacing Active Foundation and a review on this product will be posted soon. This is the only new product featured in this makeup look.

List of products featured in this makeup look;


Face

* Urban Decay De-Slick Complexion Primer
* Vichy Laboratories Dermablend 3D Correction Foundation in 35 Sand
* Dark Diva Dolls Dual Powder Foundation in C45 Warm Yellow


Undereyes

* L.A.Girl PRO.Conceal HD.High-Definition Concealer in Peach Corrector
* Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer in Medium Neutral
* Maybelline New York New Instant Age Rewind Eraser for Dark Circles Treatment Concealer in Medium

Eyes & Eyebrows

* NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Espresso
* Essence I Love Extreme Volume Mascara in Black
* Essence I Like Long Lashes! Volume & Length Mascara in Black

* Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer
* Essence Pure Nude Highlighter in 10 be my highlight


Contour & Highlight

* Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer
* Essence Pure Nude Highlighter in 10 be my highlight

Lips

* Maybelline New York LIPgradation in Mauve 1


Tell me if you liked this look, leave me a comment below! I hope you enjoyed today's post, I shall catch up with you on my next one soon!


Love,

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Rimmel London Brow Shake Filling Powder Review | TheLeiaV


I have been testing this product for over a few weeks now and have formed an opinion and liking for it. In today's blog post, I am going to share with you my review.

If you'd like to see a demo on the product and review, please click the link below to watch now!


I got my Brow Shake Filling Powder in no. 2 Medium Brown and there are about 4 shades listed in Rimmel London's official website. I recall seeing just two or three tester shades at Watsons, Takashimaya outlet. This brow product retails for SGD 12.90 and holds 0.7gms worth of content. This is my only concern, it'll be great if the packaging contains more product to makeup for it's steep price point. The brow shake contains way less product than most other brow products at the drug store.  

The unique selling point of this product is that the brow product is in a loose form unlike traditional brow products which are mostly in pencil forms and pressed versions. The ones that we're used to usually come with a wax or gel brow combo to set the brow hairs in place and some others have a spoolie end. Yet what interests me most is that the product needs to be shaken first, as it collects the loose powder onto the applicator for fuss free application for full feathery eyebrows with minimal effort.

Upon testing the brow filling powder out, I have not noticed spillage from the packaging. The applicator is fairly thin and rounded which lends even distribution of its' product over the brow hairs. I see how this will work well for people who have fairly thick eyebrows to begin with, who may have a few bald spots that needs a little help in the filling department.

The powder enhances and gives off very natural looking brows without making it look too thick or harsh (with a light hand). If you're after instagram worthy brows, feel free to skip this product. I had noticed that for a powder, it's formulation is long lasting and can last up to easily six to seven hours of wear time. On one day, it stayed put from 8am till I decide to remove my makeup off at 7pm. This is coming from an oily skin type girl like me as usually brow products too tend to slip and slide off the brows. 

The application tip is thin enough to taper nicely at the tail ends of the eyebrows. Though the product weigh less than most brow products, one time dip carries enough product to fill both the eyebrows without needing to re-dip.

This medium brown shade serves well to be an excellent everyday color for smoked out, hazy eyeliner look on the lash lines. Brows can be done within three minutes tops plus it's weightless packaging makes it's travel friendly if touch-ups are your thing.

It would have been nice if there were more varying shades for different undertones. If you'd like to have a much needed break from ABH products, you make like this brow product too as it's still very much within the drug store price range.



I hope you enjoyed this product review! Let me know in the comments if you've tried this product out and your thoughts about it.

I will see you very soon in my next post soon!


Love,

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

GRWM Summer Wedding Guest Makeup Look | TheLeiaV



Here is the complete list of products used to create this Makeup Look;

Face Prep


  • QV Lip Balm
  • The Body Shop Pore Minimizer
  • The Body Shop Instaglow CC Cream in Peachy Glow
  • Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Concealer in Medium
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Medium Neutral
  • Loreal Infallible 24HR Wear Stay Fresh Foundation in Honey
  • Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Powder
  • Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Transparent

Eyes & Brows


  • NYX MicroBrow Auto Pencil in Espresso
  • MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre
  • Modern Renaissance Palette (Tempera, Golden Ochre, Burnt Orange, Red Ochre and Prima vera)
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Medium Neutral
  • NYX Matte Liquid Liner in Black
  • Essence Get Big Lashes Mascara in Black
  • Catrice Kohl Kajal Pencil in You're my Rosen One!

Contour, Highlight & Blush


  • theBalm's Bahama Mama Bronzer
  • theBalm's Mary-Lou Manizer
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Unstoppable

Lips


  • H&M Liquid Lipstick in Enchante
  • L.A.Girl Glazed Lip Paint in Flirt



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I hope you enjoyed this week's post on this makeup look! I shall catch you very soon in my next post!


Love,

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