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N.Cat x erikajjang

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Annyeong haseyo!~ <3 Today, let’s talk about everything and anything that relates to accessories! I love accessories, especially headbands and necklaces <3 So if you love accessories as much as I do~ well I’ve got good news for you! Korea’s leading accessories store N.Cat has opened its first store in the Philippines just recently <3

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N. Cat is an abbreviation for Naughty Cat. N. Cat, the number 1 accessory store, aims to bring Korea’s latest jewelry trends to the Philippines at an affordable price!

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It was founded in 1991, just a year older than me hoho, and the brand has grown to become one of the go-to, leading accessories store in South Korea. Specializing in fashion jewelry, you can find a huge selection of earrings, bracelets and necklaces, along with a variety of other accessories.

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LOOK AT THAT PINK HAVEN <3 Omo it’s so girly! All that pink reminds me of Etude House kekeke~ Pink House for makeup = Etude House : Pink House for accessories = N. Cat!

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Born Pretty Store x erikajjang.

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ANNYEONG HASEYO!!!!!!! Finally </3 after months of being inactive here I’m baaaackkk!!! kekeke~ <3 And my blog just turned 4 last Oct. 16 <3 I thank all the lovely people who still visited my blog even though it was lacking in posts ~(@_@)~ And to the brands who still stood by my inactive~ness for months! KAMSA HAMNIDA!!!

Speaking of turning 4… I heard that Born Pretty Store is also having their 4th year anniversary!! Happy 4 years!

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Born Pretty Store was set up 4 years ago. Their product range expanded over the years and from just selling nail art tools they started selling cosmetics and accessories too!

The website bornprettystore.com has gained thousands upon thousands of registered customers from all over the world, leading up to millions of sales per month. We offer world wide free shipping and have already shipped to more than 150 countries including United Sates, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Russia, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, Brazil, Japan, Singapore, Korean, etc.

The original inspiration of the name born pretty store comes from proverb “each woman is born pretty”. Combining the aim of providing beauty items to the female, we incorporated it into the name “born pretty”store. Bornprettystore is a store intended to provide each ordinary female, whoever they are, wherever they come from, with the latest fashion items of nail art, make up and outfit, helping them find the best way to dress up, which ultimately push outside their potential beauty to the fullest.

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I was given the freedom to choose from their super wide range of nail tools and accessories <3 OMO I LOVE browsing through their website which is oozing with nail~spirations <3

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After moments of deciphering on which ones to get~ <3 I finally decided and a few days later the international package arrived~ I had to go pick it up still at the Philippine Post Office ~,~ but the bottom line is the package arrived quickly (^,^)/

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I got the Gold & Silver 3D Steel Ball Nail Art Glitter Bead Decoration <3 SO PRETTY <3 Luuurve it! 

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They call these steel ball nail art glitter bead decoration but I call these nail caviar <3 hohoho cause it’s shorter and easier to recall! Remember my Caviar Nail tutorial? Same thing <3

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The second item I got is their 350pcs 2mm Round Square Mix Stud Rhinestones Nail Art Decoration w/box. I am a super fan of nail stud rhinestones because it makes your nails look super edgy, or classy, or stylish!

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Their gold color is just divine! <3 Looks like real gold to me! AND the great thing is that these do not loose their color upon applying a top coat <3

I’ve created 5 different looks with these and I do believe that they definitely made my nails look extra wonderful kekeke~

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Maxi-Peel: Bagong Ganda, Bagong Pag-Asa.

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We all know that inner beauty pwns outer beauty. But let’s face it, physical appearance is the first thing that people see. It’s the first thing that people could judge on. It’s the reason why you’d want to wear that nice blazer for your interview and have nice hair for an occasion.

I would not deny that I could really be so judge~y at times. Can’t help it. But never because they have acne. NEVER EVER. That’s because I have my fair share of acne days. Even if I seldom heard comments, I still always felt judgement. Horrible horrible days of sadness when I felt so pimply ugly and I didn’t want to go out. But I still did cause I didn’t let it take hold of my life. Acne is acne and we can somehow treat it, it’s not a threat that could cause harm to others and it definitely could be vanquished. YEAH! Vanquished! So what, I may have pimples now. But days in the future I know that all these acne would be gone.

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While I was watching tv I saw the first Maxi-Peel Bagong Ganda Bagong Pag-asa Campaign and it really moved me. It’s something that I was able to relate to. I never chose to have acne, I think it chose me hahaha huhuhu. The next cfs were testimonials by real women featuring their stories and how using Maxi-Peel helped them gain their newly found confidence.


Alexi’s Maxi-Peel Testimonial~

She’s a singer and she said that her acne days was like a nightmare for her. Hurtful comments were said. And one that struck her most was when someone said that a frog was even more beautiful than her. Finally she wanted to do something about her acne. She didn’t want to be ugly for the rest of her life, put a stop to the pimple days and decided to try Maxi-Peel. Now that she’s got nicer skin, she gained more confidence and believes that, to quote her, “It’s your face that would face the world.”

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MeToday: August Korean Makeup Goodies.

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Annyeong haseyo!!! How’s everybody doing? Hope that everyone’s alryttt!!! <3 For today’s hot weather post aigooo~~ feels like summaaah… I’ll be sharing two press kits from my ever favorite Korean brands *drum roll… * Tony Moly & Etude House! <3 Kamsa hamnida <3333

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From TONY MOLY, I got two items~ First one is thier Petite Cotton BB Cream SPF 36 PA++ Delight (^-^)/

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And a skin care item from TONY LAB AC Control Whitening Toner. I’ve been wanting to get my hands on the Tony Moly AC series but they’re always out of stock soooo YEAY!

Let’s move on to ETUDE HOUSE <3 Play Etude~ Let your pink out~

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I got their newest Precious Mineral BB Cream variant called Blooming Fit. Original Precious Mineral > Bright Fit > Cotton Fit > Blooming Fit.I think they make a new one every year! The Cotton fit is so passe~ *cough cough* I still use mine though haha! I’m going to finish the Cotton Fit and consume this next.

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MeToday: Stress Relief.

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Breathe in. Breathe out. Annyeong haseyo! Just wanted to drop by and say hi to everyone (^-^)/ Studying non-stop makes my head hurt haha. Much information. Need space. Delete. Delete. Store store store.

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STRESS. For me not to burnout, I try to enjoy simple pleasures during break time. Like cleaning~ but only my vanity kekeke <3

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And playing with the cutest baby dog Appa! She’s the ultimate stress reliever :>

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Smile for the camera!

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Close up please~ arf~

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Poof~ arf~ I’m tired~ arf.

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Virginia Olsen: 2014 Collection.

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Virginia Olsen Minerals is pure and natural—containing nothing but minerals extracted and refined from the Earth. It’s free of harsh chemicals, waxes, oils, preservatives, and fillers. Virginia Olsen Minerals is non-comedogenic, and hypo-allergenic.

Mineral makeup has been an increasingly popular alternative to conventional makeup. Imported from the US, Virginia Olsen is 100% natural, paraben free, bismuth and talc free and pure mineral makeup suitable for women of any age, ethnicity or skin type.

Our formulations are calming to the skin, making them ideal for women prone to sensitivities and being fragrance-free, they are particularly compatible with delicate skin, giving a sheer, natural, flawless coverage. Further, our makeup unlocks the therapeutic properties of zinc oxide and the natural sunscreen provided by titanium oxide.

Virginia Olsen’s pure mineral cosmetics are weightless, long wearing, water resistant and provides naturally high UVA and UVB protection. In this regard, Virginia Olsen is also recommended by dermatologists and cosmetologists for use on sensitive skin and is safe to use after surgery, micro dermabrasion, laser and other beauty treatments.

-Virginia Olsen Minerals

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Mineral Makeup for the win! Virginia Olsen recently released their 2014 Collection~ YEAY <3 They’ve got lovely shades of brown shadows for the neutral gals, metallic shades that will make eyes sparkle and fun pops of blues and violets for the color loving ladies out there.

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Lucky me cause they sent out samples from their collection <3 Kamsa hamnida Ms. Hazel and Ms. Jirbie! <3 OMO and they knew my taste in shadows <3 LOVELY LOVELY!

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The first one is called Angelic. Well this is not an eyeshadow but a shimmery highlighter <3 They have 2 shades of this available, Angelic (fair skin tone) and Innocence (darker skin tone).

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The product is finely milled <3 The powder has some really fine shimmer. Emphasis on the FINE~

Ingredients: Mica, titanium dioxide, & iron oxide. SPF 19. Approx. 2g. Made in USA

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When applied <3 Isn’t it lovely! OMO It’s so delicate and the shimmer is just so nice! The product itself doesn’t smell a thing so it’s perfect for those who have sensitive noses :>

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Hihihi dramatic :)) I applied the highlighter on my nose line and see how natural it looks~ kekeke oh-I-just-glow-so-naturally silly :)

Now onto the shadows!~

Virginia Olsen Minerals eye colour has been produced with a high density of mineral makeup ingredients, so a little goes a long way. These natural cosmetics can be used interchangeably as eye liner, highlighter, or eyeshadow.

Ingredients: Mica, titanium dioxide, zinc, & iron oxide. SPF 19. Approx. 1g. Made in USA

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The 1st shadow shade is their neutral shadow called Champagne, a shimmery nude.

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Hello tumblr buddies! I’m still alive hahahaha!!! I’ve been MIA for the past few weeks~ huhu so sorry for not updating my blog as often as before. I’ll try to post reviews at least once a week *hopefully*. I’m taking up review classes and it’s quite more difficult (in a way) than college classes :))) OMO so to those studying for the boards… AJA AJA!!! For inspiration, here’s cute little Appa in a cheerleading outfit hihi <3

Erika’s Weather Forecast: Breathe in~ breathe out~

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FACEFLUX: Multi Lip & Cheek 01 Pink Cherry.

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Annyeong haseyo! Here’s something that can make you blush in a natural makeup look kind of way. A lip tint is like the super~est essential makeup tool in any Korean makeup kit or of any kikay kit cause it can add color on both the cheeks and lips!

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I got this particular tint from Serry Mall. It’s an online shopping mall containing loads of Korean makeup goodies. To get there, just click their banner on the right side of thiz blog.

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FACEFLUX Multi Lip & Cheek 01 Pink Cherry.

Specially formulated with Vitamin A/B/C ingredients for moisturizing, softening and for the good of anti-oxidant. With the liquid-gel formula that contains a large amount of water, this silky touch tinted stains makes your lips and cheeks radiant and vibrant.

Yeah the description needs a little bit of improvement. The packaging did contain the manufacturing and expiration date which makes up for the engrish.

{Characteristics:}

  1. Moisturizes, anti-oxidant, healthy (Vitamins A, B, C)
  2. Silky feel
  3. Very moist gel-type
  4. Very strong coloring tint

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Meet Appa! She was named after a flying bison. She’s now 6 months old today :> Yes today is her birth-day-of-the-month-day. She was born last December 15, 2013. She’s the sweetest smartest dog I’ve ever loved.

I was afraid of dogs before because I was chased by a big scary dog when I was little. Appa thought me that animals are kind and loving for as long as you are good to them. She’s the best creation a human could ever ask for. Truly a man’s best friend <3

Erika’s Weather Forecast: Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there!~ Let’s make this day extra special for our loving and hardworking dads!

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IKEA: Lampan White.

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What’s up? Today is my last day… my last day of being a 21 year old human hohoho. I’m trying to fix everything before board review starts <3 More responsibilities now that I’m getting older. AIGOO haha. I wish for a simple life. I wish that life could be as simple as this lamp shade.

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I’ve always adored IKEA for it’s simplicity and the way they package their things. I frequently visit the home decor section of Robinsons Department Store just for the fun of it. Then one afternoon, these lamps caught my attention.

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Instructions to guide you. But assembling the lamp is really as easy as 1, 2, 3!

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IKEA’s promise.

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I bought it looking like this. Where’s the neck you say?

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Travel Diaries: Enchanted Kingdom.

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Annyeong haseyo! <3 Today is June 12, happy independence day Philippines! <3 (^-^)/ And today I will share an EKciting (see what I did there, hohoho) trip to Enchanted Kingdom. Say hi to my buddies since highschool <3 the ever so pretty Miles & Irish <3

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OKKKK, my last visit to Enchanted was like… hmmm… 10++ years ago??? As seen from my throwback photo I was still a tiny tiny little child. So I was not prepared haha well I thought I was. I thought that wearing rubber shoes and pants would prepare me for the rides, boy was I wrong. I still do blame the weather a little bit.

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Enchanted kingdom is located at San Lorenzo South, Balibago, City of Santa Rosa, Laguna. WOOH the farthest the 3 of us have gone together. Out of town, level up (~,~(

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We availed their shuttle service which takes you directly to Enchanted Kingdom. We went to their ETON Centris terminal early in the morning to catch the shuttle. It’s better to contact them to ensure seats! We paid 360 pesos for round trip tickets.

NOTE: Their ETON Centris terminal is closed until Sept. 14, 2014. Their Ayala Car Park terminal is still operating though.

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Early birds have perks too! They’ll let you choose the seats you want if you’re early :> I’ve read blogs about commuting to Enchanted and rides via buses were a lot cheaper. But riding their shuttle service was sure hassle free. The ride took about an hour.

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As soon as we saw the castle. We all excitingly jumped out the van haha.

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Hello Grandpa Wizard, oddly reminds me of a happy Gandalf if ever he becomes a chibi. .

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We arrived early enough to buy tickets before the theme park opened its gates. A regular day pass (unlimited use of some Park rides) will cost you P600.00 during weekends and P500.00 during weekdays. If you’re still a student, just present your ID and you’ll have a discount!

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I picked up a map along the way haha. I just wanted to see the layout of EK.

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Welcome to Enchanted Kingdom.

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Package Received: Virginia Olsen Minerals 2014 Collection.

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Good evening! <3 Today I received a much awaited package from Virginia Olsen! Here goes a little brand introduction, Virginia Olsen’s product range includes 100% mineral makeup and beauty tools made in the US. I was browsing their website and omo the brushes </3

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This tiny tiny sticker made me feel special hoho <3 They were kind enough to send some samples from their soon to be launched 2014 Virginia Olsen Collection.

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Travel Diaries: Baler 2014.

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DAY 1:

Baler has always been a yearly vacation destination of our family since forever. A year wouldn’t feel complete without visiting that special paradise. So before summer ended my family and I traveled back to our province.

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We traveled by car and left our home at around 1pm. The ride was faster compared to before thanks to new shortcuts, highways and less mountains. We arrived at around 6pm in the evening.

We were hungry and was supposed to eat at Gerry Shan’s Place but it was full of tourists so instead we ate at Trenchers. It was listed as one of the ‘Pinaka' Yummy Restaurants in Baler by GMA7 but the food was average like the food in CASAA hohoho. We were warned by our relatives though hahaha but we still ate there because of hunger. I did enjoy my Bicol Express.

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DAY 2:

We slept at our father’s friend’s house. Only transient homes were available, all the beach hotels and resorts were fully booked! OMO tourists (-.-*)

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We ate breakfast and drove our way to the Mother Falls <3 I LOVE trekking. The adventure and challenge of passing rivers and climbing rocks excites me!

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The place is breathtakingly beautiful.

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And these are shots taken straight from my iPhone! <3

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Fresh Buko! I love its abundance there! I gulped one before we trekked up and gulped another one after the hike.

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So scenic! I hope that we could preserve this beauty.

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I was slightly disappointed when I saw these bamboo bridges.

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I remember having to form a human bridge just to get pass the river. Now there are bamboo bridges, where’s the fun in that? hoho

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A few more steps and climbs we reached the Mother Falls. It was a bit crowded. The last time I went there no one would dare swim by the waterfalls. Now everybody’s hanging out there haha. I hear that the locals are sad with their local spots being too crowded by tourists.

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Ditumabo Falls is more commonly known as Mother Falls.

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Howto: Katniss Everdeen’s Mockingjay Wedding Makeup.

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In our world, makeup for weddings are usually on the natural no-makeup makeup side. But in the world of Panem, scratch that, in the city of the Capitol, outrageous looks are totally in. I sure am glad that Cinna is one awesome stylist, not letting Katniss look like a Capitol clown, staying classy and all.

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Let’s get started and prep those wedding eyes with a nice wash of neutral color as base. I used Etude House’s Look at My Eyes Cafe in Peach Latte.

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On the lids, apply Virginia Olsen’s Mineral Eye Shadow in Lodo.

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Extend the shadow on the outer crease.

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Apply shadow on the outer lower lash line as well, leaving the inner lower lash line bare.

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Howto: Katniss Everdeen’s Eye Make-up for President Snow’s Party.

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We all know how much Katniss despise President Snow which may be the reason why Katniss turned to extremely fierce makeup for her look. Striking makeup fit for a victor. Here’s a howto to recreate her look!~

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Using Virginia Olsen’s Solar Flare Eyeshadow, which I reviewed here, apply shadow on the lids.

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With a black gel liner, I used THE FACE SHOP’s Make Me Star Gel Liner in Black, line the upper lash line and create a wing.

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