Monday, October 9, 2017

Everyday Natural Makeup Routine | NO Foundation

Let me share with you my everyday natural makeup routine with NO foundation!

I hardly put on makeup on a daily basis, but whenever I feel like doing my makeup without putting much effort on it.. this is how I always do it. I wanna share with you on how to achieve a natural, fresh, flawless looking skin finish even without foundation! 

I hope you find this helpful and I hope you likey! :)

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

LOVE is..

It's 4 days 'til Valentine's Day! 
Any plans yet? Are you going to spend it with your family, friends, loved one or alone? (because why not?)

Love is in the air, folks! 
I've just came across a board in Pinterest and thought of sharing them with you. 
Define LOVE, shall we? *wink*

Love is..

.. and my favourite of all,

We may have different definition about Love, yet it needs no words.
How about you, what does LOVE means to you?

Happy LOVE LOVE LOVE beautiful people! 

Love and Smile always,
Mitchie Elle 

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Sephora Haul | Birthday Month

Heya muffins!

I'm so excited to share this haul with you! Probably my first ever Sephora haul post and it's in my Birthday month (oh so special!).
I know I might pass by Sephora this month once again and as much as I would like to convince myself not to buy atleast one item, I just can't even.. why Sephora, why??

So, let's do this babes! Let's have a look at my latest purchase for this month.
(I apologise if the photos aren't attractive enough, I only used my iPhone to snap all these.. I'm sorry :( )

Clinique Cheek Pop Blush Pop in 02 Peach Pop

The first thing I picked up was this beaut. It was love at first sight with this one. OMG! I can't explain it. This is my first blush with  embossed flower on it and I'm in love! Blush and flower together? 
Make Up Forever Aqua Lip Liner in 2C
So I was actually looking for a nude lipliner. At first, I thought of getting the Too Faced Lip Liner in Perfect Nude, but it was out of stock and got my heart broken. One lady told me to check out MUF's lipliner. This was the only nude shade they have that time so I decided to have it swatched on my hand and it's gorgeous! I think TF's lipliner is not meant for me though (not this time yet, maybe).

Beauty Blender Red Carpet (Exclusive Edition)
I still love my original Beauty Blender, I mean the pink one. But when I saw that they actually have it in red too, I can't get my eyes off of this already. I know they have other colors like black, purple and white but I love the red one so much. I'm not sure though if there's any difference from the pink one (except the color, obviously?), but I just know in my heart that I need to have this. That's all I know.

Tarte BB Tinted Treatment Primer
Ok, so this one is an impulse purchase. I don't even heard any review of this product and I don't even need another BB cream, because I'm still enjoying my Skin79 VIP Gold BB Cream and I love it. But I saw this and in the packaging it claims that it can also be used as a primer and it has SPF on it too, so why not give it a go? Well, I haven't used it just yet but soon I know I'll be reaching for this one because my BB cream is about to say goodbye to me now because it's almost in its last drop. :(

Soap & Glory Daily Smooth Body Butter (deluxe size)
I love this product! In fact, it's my second purchase for this one. I bring this with me all the time. I will always throw this in my purse/bag wherever I go. It smells heavenly. I feel like I just got out from the shower whenever I use this. I thank Soap & Glory that they have it in travel size. I just love the scent!

Benefit The Flawless Four Set
This one is another impulse purchase, I guess? Well, I've been wanting to try the Hello Flawless powder but It's just too expensive as a powder (I think). So I don't really want to splurge since I can actually have one cheaper which I think is almost the same. But then this set was screaming at me. It does have a primer, foundation, concealer, powder and brush! So after contemplating for a while, I decided to get it. Hopefully, the shade matches my skintone though.

There you go babes! It's just a mini haul, not much and nothing so fancy. 
Pls leave down a comment if you have tried any one of these, which one you love the most or the least? I would love to hear from you! Thank you loves! *kisses*

Love and Smile always,
Mitchie Elle 

Sunday, September 20, 2015

31 Favourite Life Quotes

Reading quotations from time to time are one of the things I love. It simply changes my mood. It's something I look for whenever I needed some inspiration throughout the day. I love sharing it with people close to me, even posting it on Instagram or Facebook to give a little inspiration to everyone. :)
I chose top 31 of my favourite quotes, because I'm turning 31 so.. I know it doesn't make sense but, yeah I'm doing it anyway. *what??*

I've found these quotes from Pinterest and some of them doesn't have an author, so I'm just gonna write exactly as it is. 
Hope you find a little inspiration on these quotations too! *kisses*

1. "Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it."

2. "Be happy for no reason like a child. If you are happy for a reason, you're in trouble, because that reason can be taken away from you." ~Deepak Chopra

3. "An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. When life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means it's going to launch you into something great. So just focus and keep aiming." 

4. "If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely." ~Roald Dahl

5. "There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice." ~F Scott Fitzgerald

6. "Storms make trees take deeper roots." ~Dolly Parton

7. "When nobody else celebrates you, learn to celebrate yourself. When nobody else compliments you, then compliments yourself. It's not up to other people to keep you encouraged. It's up to you. Encouragement should come from the inside." ~Joel Osteen

8. "Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken." ~Oscar Wilde

9. "Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tunes without the words and never stops at all." ~Emily Dickinson

10. "What lies before us and what lies behind us are all small maters compared to what lies within us. And when you bring what is within out into the world, miracle happens." ~Henry David Thoreau

11. "You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world and there's still going to be somebody who hates peaches."

12. "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." ~Dr. Seuss

13.  "It's not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself and to make your happiness a priority. It's necessary." ~Mandy Hale

14. "You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody." ~Maya Angelou

15. "You can close your eyes to the things you don't want to see, but you can't close your heart to the things you don't want to feel." ~Johnny Depp

16. "Find out who you are and figure out what you believe in. Even if it's different from what your neighbours believe in and different from what your parents believe in. Stay true to yourself. Have your own opinion. Don't worry about what people say about you or think about you. Let the naysayers nay. They will eventually grow tired of naying." ~Ellen DeGeneres

17.  "What's in other people's minds is not mine. I just do my own thing." ~Audrey Hepburn

18. "The trick is that as long as you know who you are and what makes you happy, it doesn't matter how others see you." 

19. "Focus on being not having. Collect memories, not things. And all the good things in life will be yours." ~Sariah G. Ordinario

20. "Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy." ~Anne Frank

21. "Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise." ~Frank Ocean

22. "The most important things in life aren't things."

23. "It doesn't matter if the glass is half empty or half full. Be grateful that you have a glass and there is something in it."

24. "You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you. And in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you."

25. "The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it." ~Eckhart Tolle

26. "I don't know a perfect person. I only know flawed people who are still worth loving." ~John Green

27. "To be nobody but yourself in a world that's doing its best to make you somebody else, is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting." ~E.E. Cummings

28. "There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in." ~Leonard Cohen

29. "If you allow people to make more withdrawals than deposits in your life, you will be out of balance and in the negative. Know when to close the account." ~Christie Williams

30. "If they made a monster out of you because you walked away from their drama, so be it. Let them deal with what they have created. Be at peace with yourself, and stay out of the conflict." ~Dodinsky

31. "She always had that about her, that look of otherness of eyes that see things much too far, and of thoughts that wander off the edge of the world." ~Joanne Harris

What are your favourite quotes? I believe atleast one or two of listed above are familiar to you. I've so many much more! Please share yours too. *kisses*

Love and Smile always,
Mitchie Elle 

Monday, August 24, 2015

Monday Mood | Emo

"Do you ever get in those moods where you just don't feel like existing?"

It's just one of those days.

I need a hug. Hugs please. x__x

"Mama said there'd be days like this." 

(Photos from Pinterest)

Love and Smile always,
Mitchie Elle 

Friday, July 3, 2015

Beauty Basic | Night Time Skincare Routine

This is the most basic steps I normally do every single night -- remove my makeup, cleanse, tone and moisturize. My skin type is oily to combination, sensitive and acne prone. Yes, I do have problems in hyper pigmentation because my acne scars just won't go away. *sniff sniff*

I wear makeup pretty much everyday, so I've to make sure that I cleanse my face thoroughly every single night. In some lazy days and when my baby boy won't let me even wash my face, I'd just grab my facial wipes and I'm done. But in most days, I'm using these products which I've been loving lately. *wink*

My nightly must-haves

-- Pond's Wet Cleansing Towelettes - how come I didn't know long before that this one's existed? I've been using Biore's Cleansing Oil Facial Sheets for years and I love it, but when I saw this in a local drugstore and give it a try.. and oh my goat! This towelettes are sooo amazing! It's just perfect for end-of-the-day cleansing and removes my makeup easily. It's not harsh at all, very soothing and doesn't irritate my skin. This is even cheaper than the Biore ones too! That's why in times when I can't even wash my face at night, I would find myself reaching out to this one. 

-- Clarisonic Mia 2 - I've read one article that says, once you hit the big three-O (i know, i know..) you gotta move away from acid-based products to slough off dead skin and try sonic cleansing systems instead. So, I guess this one's my biggest (most expensive, yet worth it) investment I bought and added to my skincare routine. And yeah, I've waited for that Sephora 20% off storewide discount and finally purchased one (special thanks to my hub for being very supportive. haha) This is great for deep cleansing, I've noticed a big improvement on my skin texture ever since I used this which really makes me happy because it is so worth it! Thank you, Clarisonic! *kisses*

-- Philosophy's Purity Made Simple - I can't think of any cleanser best suits my Clarisonic but this! How can I not love the packaging? Every time I wash my face and just have a good look at this cleanser, I feel like my spirit was cleansed too! (seriously) That encouraging, uplifting words in the packaging, wow! It's very gentle, keeps my skin feeling fresh, clean and bright. Just wow! 

-- Mario Badescu's Special Cucumber Lotion - This is one of my recent purchase from Luxola and I'm loving it so far. It doesn't break me out and in fact, I noticed that it actually heals some blemishes and redness on my skin. It does controls the oil as it claims too, non-drying, gentle and removes any traces of makeup. Awesome!

-- Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Gel - My favourite moisturiser ever! I used to have this in a smaller tube and keep repurchasing it because its like the only moisturiser I know all my life. haha. Then, hubby bought the regular size for me and I'm just so happy. *grin* This one's just right for my oily to combination skin. I never felt any greasiness at all. It makes my skin feeling soft and smooth the next morning. Love!

That's it! I hope you find this post helpful. If you have a same skin type as mine, you may want to try these products too! If you're currently using them, I hope you're enjoying them as much as I do. *high five*

"Beauty is being the best possible version of yourself on the inside and out."

Love and Smile always,
Mitchie Elle 

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Mini Makeup Mess

Tiny little makeup goodness! Aren't they so pretty? 
I was reorganising my makeup storage earlier and just can't get enough of these little bunch right here. 
I guess these little ones deserve a space in my blog too, right?

C'mon lovelies, let's admit it -- when you go makeup shopping, how many times would you ask the Sephora counter if they have samples for you? You just can't wait for holiday, because its holiday makeup sets digging  time! Oh, that email that Sephora just sent you, spent a few and you'll receive a complimentary deluxe/sample size of this new released or limited edition makeup product and you go crazy. 
You're not alone girl, I feel you. 

Having an addiction to makeup and wanting to spend less is a real struggle. Tiny beauty products are great especially when you want to experiment or try it for the first time without paying the full price, they are great for traveling or simply throw them at your mini purse as it doesn't take up much space and even if they're small  you can use them for a longer period of time too! Amazing, adorable, affordable -- yay!

Sephora free samples, complimentary items and holiday gift sets are just awesome. Here are my favourite picks from my mini makeup collection.

For Face and Cheeks (primer, liquid/powder foundation, blushers, bronzer, highlighter)

For Eyes (primer, liners, mascaras)

For Lips (lipsticks, lipgloss)

"Find beauty in the small things." 

Love and Smile always,
Mitchie Elle 

Friday, June 12, 2015

Luxola Haul! Mario Badescu and Origins Skincare

Yellow there lovelies!
I'm so excited to share with you my very first Luxola order! Yay!
When you're residing in Singapore, you're a makeup/skincare junkie, you're too lazy to go out for shopping because it's always crowded in the malls and most of all, you can't find some of the brands you've been wanting to try because they're only available in the US or European countries? Go and check this site full of awsomeness >> Luxola

What is Luxola? It is a Singapore-based online cosmetics and skincare store. Here, they have a variety of brand selections from drugstore to high end products. They are also accessible in other Southeast Asian countries like Philippines, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Thailand.. oh, they do ship in India and UAE too!

I discovered this online store when I was in a hunt of a good skincare products and decided to try a new range. For quite some time, I've been eyeing these two brands - Origins and Mario Badescu, which I can't seem to find here in Singapore. So when I saw them in Luxola, I felt like a little kid in Disneyland, I was so excited! 
**grinning from ear to ear**

GinZing Energy Boosting Set with 3 deluxe samples & Mario Badescu Skincare
The reason why I bought the set is because of that Origins GinZing moisturiser. I've seen a lot of great reviews and thought of giving it a try. I felt more excited when I saw that it was actually in a regular size of 50ml! Yay! The GinZing Energy Boosting set also includes Checks and Balances Frothy face wash and the Clear Improvement Active charcoal mask which I believe is in their travel size (30ml). When I made my purchases and about to check out, I found out that they're actually having a promotion that if you buy any Origins skincare, they will give you deluxe samples too! Yeah, just got lucky baby! ^_^

Top L-R: Deluxe sample (Origins Plantscription anti-aging eye treatment, Plantscription anti-aging cream, GinZing Refreshing face mask)
Bottom L-R: Origins Energy Boosting Set (GinZing Energy-boosting moisturizer, Checks and Balances Frothy face wash, Clear Improvement Active charcoal mask)
One of the skincare range that I've been wanting to try since my skin have been acting up lately was these Mario Badescu's skincare products. I've seen a lot of positive reviews about these trio and some of the YouTube beauty gurus are raving about these products too. My skin keeps breaking out for the past few weeks and it was like screaming at me telling me that I definitely need to purchase these! and so I did!

L-R: Mario Badescu Skincare (Special Cucumber Lotion, Drying lotion, Facial Spray with aloe, herbs and rosewater)
I'm very excited to try these new products and might share a review some time soon. Really thankful of Luxola that they carry these range which is very difficult to find in stores here in Sg. Hands down to you Luxola! 

Pls let me know what you think about them. 
Have you tried any from these range? 
Pls share your thoughts. ^_^

"I'm a big believer in that if you focus on good skin care, 
you really won't need a lot of makeup." ~Demi Moore

Love and Smile always,
Mitchie Elle 

Sunday, May 31, 2015

25 Facts About Me

So, after contemplating for about an hour or two.. I've finally decided to share a little facts about me as my very first post to my very first blog.. (wow!) so please bear with me po. haha! :D

1.  When I was a kid, we used to have a single door fridge and I'll put my toes in there when I'm about to sleep.

2.  My sister is my very best friend and my very worst enemy.

3.  I'm anaemic and asthmatic when I was younger. (lucky I'm all good now. Thank God!)

4.  I love writing. I used to write poems, stories and I have a diary from elementary to high school. In college, my life wasn't that interesting so I stopped. (3 facts here now)

5.  I believe in love at first sight. 

yes, it's me! lol

6.  When I met my husband, I knew I'm going to marry him. 

7.  I have one annoying sister and two self-proclaimed pogi brothers.

8.  When I'm happy, I can't stop talking.. and will not even say a word when I'm sad, but I'll still be needing someone to comfort me and talk to me.. (when I can't talk, weird.)

9.  Communication, for me, is the most vital part of a healthy relationship.

10.  Sarah McLachlan is my fave.

this magical moment.. :)

11.  I don't mind being alone, I can even talk to myself sometimes.

12.  I may look normal on the outside but I can be quite strange in the inside.. just like a Ferrero chocolate. (what?!)

13.  I love participating in any charity events. It makes me happy seeing other people happy. 

14.  I used to participate in any school activities when I was younger but lost my confidence when I turned teenage years.

15.  You can be brutally honest with me telling me that I'm the worst person you've ever met and I will just smile at you.

2014 charity event in Manila, sponsored by our company.

16.  I'm a mother of the most handsome 4-year old boy.

17.  I can say no to chocolate but I can't live without them.

18.  I love music. Music loves me not.

19.  I'm a proud Catholic school student from Kinder to High School. (yeah \m/)

20.  I have friends who I met by chance and not because we have common friends.

my life.

21.  Christmas makes me giggles.

22.  I hate make-ups and anything to do with beauty, I just don't care about them at all.. not until my very first job is all about beauty and make-up! Now I'm obsessed.

23.  Faith, for me, is everything.. followed with Love.

24.  I'm not good in Math. Don't ask me anything about numbers. Please.

25.  I love sharing. Sharing is loving and caring. So, I'm sharing these with you!

Hope you like this little sharing I did.. I'm starting to know more about me too! haha! It's not that easy though. Tell me about your thoughts too! I would love to hear from you. :)

"Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom." ~Aristotle

Love and Smile always,
Mitchie Elle