Monday, February 06, 2017

2 Valentine's Day Makeup Looks + NYX Review


Hi, everyone! Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and I'm so excited to share this makeup looks to you, girls! Whether you single or in a relationship, you've got to admit it's always fun to get dolled up wherever you go. 

Last week, Centro Dept Store just sent me NYX hampers, and inside the hampers, there are 3 makeup pouches and a lot of makeup in it! There are NYX Lingerie in Exotic, NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo, NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder and NYX Mosaic Powder Blush in Paradise. So, today I'm going to share these 2 Valentine's Day Makeup Looks with NYX (mostly).  This is my first time blog about Valentine's look, I hope you guys like it, and let me know your thoughts. 


Look #1 Edgy Romantic
For the first look, as you can see, it's a romantic/edgy style. It gives more focus on the eyes and the long lashes to gives a flirty look. For the hair, I just curls it with a medium curling iron and let it loose to give the sexy curls.  

For the eyes, apply dark eye shadow into the crease to create soft smokey look, and light eye shadow to the inner corner and slightly below the brow bone to open your eyes and create the highlight. For both of the 2 looks, I'm wearing NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder for the brows and NYX Mosaic Powder Blush in Paradise for the cheeks.

Last step, line and fill in the lips with pink/nude lip liner. Finish it with warm tone lip color. Here I'm wearing NYX lingerie in Exotic which is warm mahogany red color.

Look #2 Classic Red Lip
For the second look, it's more classic and mature. Keep the focus on a red lip by making sure that the rest of your Valentine's makeup is neutral. Choose a good red matte lipstick so that it won't smudge during the date. Here I'm wearing NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo. 

For the hair, I just let my straight hair natural loose, because I think the makeup is already bold enough.

So, that's how I do my makeup looks for Valentine's Day, nothing too crazy or over the top. The most important thing, of course, you have to be confidence, something that most men find really sexy ;)

NYX Review


NYX Lingerie in Exotic 

I really love the warm mahogany red color, it's a great color to stand out. From the NYX Lingerie series, I must say this one is definitely my favorite. I suggest to use lip balm before, otherwise it will dry your lips. 

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo

For the formula, this soft matte lip cream, always be my favorite. I used to wrote about it here. This one also has creamy and smooth texture. The formula is more comfortable to wear than the NYX Lingerie series, but I prefer the color in NYX Lingerie.

NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder

I think this eyebrow cake powder is good for beginner or if you're more comfortable use powder than brow pencil. It's easy to use, but for the brushes, I prefer to use my own angle brush to apply the product.  

NYX Mosaic Powder Blush in Paradise

This is absolutely my favorite from all of NYX products that were sent to me. I loveee the Mosaic Powder Blush, it really has pretty shades for my cheeks and it gives that natural glow, especially under the sun. Even, when I do photoshoot for my outfit, the blush on totally stands out. 


Well, I hope you find this article useful, don't forget to let me know what do you think by leave comments below. Whichever makeup look you choose for Valentine's Day, be sure to love yourself first and be confidence, Happy Valentine's Day! 

xoxo, bee 


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Gym Outfit


If you're following me on my social media, you must know my routine to the gym. Three years ago, I was struggling to gain weight, and my family often complained about how skinny I was. I've been working out for the past two years, and the results begin to show. It motivated me to see and feel some gain in shape and strength.

Maybe, it's only me or my suggestion but there is a weird connection between dressing like you kill it at the gym and actually killing it at the gym. Well, maybe not always, but this outfit thing really affected me (maybe because I love fashion and style). It turns out, this was psychological phenomenon called "enclothed cognition", which suggests that the clothing a person wears can trigger mental changes that positively affect their performance. So, I guess it's a good thing to give more attention on great outfit that make you feel sporty and confident :)

Here's one of my favorite gym outfit at the moment, 


Do you workout regularly? What do you think about this enclothed cognition thing?

Crop Top - Elastic 
Jacket - H&M
Sneakers - Reebok


xoxo, bee 

Friday, January 20, 2017

Pillow Talk: Confidence vs Arrogance


These days, I'm so grateful I've got to meet a lot of new people from many different backgrounds in every events I attend. And sometimes I'm still surprised to meet people with their cockiness. We all know people who sing their own praises or social opportunity, even they often praise themselves in their own social media.

For my whole life, I tried to build my self-confidence, and I realize when I finally ACCEPT the way I am, inside and out, that's finally how I feel confident. So, of course, to be honest, I never understand why some people likes to brag about themselves everywhere, so out of my curiosity I did some research about this arrogance thing and find out the simple fact about it.


Confidence = Self-Acceptance
Arrogance= Ego and Insecurities


Yes, as simple as that. It sounds crazy, the first time I hear it, because there's no way they feel insecure when they keep bragging all the time. But, the more I pay attention to their behavior, it makes more sense. Arrogant people usually view themselves as superior and never admit their mistakes. They even treat others as junior, and they see themselves above others, it's all because of their ego and deep down inside they feel insecurities. Here are some differences or fine line between Confidence vs Arrogance;


1. Condescending Remarks 

Arrogant people are single minded; they either think that they are superior to others or inferior to them. This arrogance may be nothing more than a way to cover the feelings of "feel small" they experience when dealing with someone else. They feel better when they tears others down. I think it's truly a sick feeling to see that behavior, because I feel allergic to people who always think they're superior and better than everyone. Wake up! There's always people who's better than us, and we should never stop learning. 

On the contrary, confident people are high minded, because they can feel good without having a desire to offend or even hurt others. They don't feel the need to brag. They usually see other people's potential and can help them succeed in something.  


2. Active Listening vs Monologue


Arrogant and confident people treat others in a different way. An arrogant person thinks they are better than others, while a confident person knows they are just as good as others. 


Confident people will rarely be found lecturing to others or how they are wrong. They usually show respect while listening to somebody. Arrogant people have difficulty listening to others/ They often exude negative energy and blame others if things do not work out as expected.


3. Ambition vs Ruthlessness


Ambition is not a crime. Confident people enjoy achievement and contributing their talents to the world. They don't feel threatened by others' successes and instead try to LEARN from them. 


Cocky people need to believe that they are on top even if reality says otherwise. This can lead to unnecessarily manipulative behavior as they focus on defending a power base at all costs.


4. Self-perception


Confident people always feel comfortable, because they have the right conception of perfection. It seems impossible to bring them down, because they are aware of their weaknesses and know how to deal with them. Meanwhile, arrogant people brush their own weaknesses aside and cannot admit their mistakes.


5. Communication


Of course, it's not a pleasant thing to communicate with this kind of people. An arrogant person will always try to one-up everything you say. They mind only their own position and make others accept their ideas. That's why people try to avoid their conversations with them because it's not comfortable to speak with the person who is always right. Yes, ma'am lol.


Confident people ADMITS lack of knowledge and they don't try to impose their vision of the situation on others. Their accomplishments do it for them.


6. The Human vs The Greek God

According to psychcentral.com, as a self-confident person, you accept that you are just a human being. You are intrinsically no better or worse than anyone else. You accept who you really are, you have flaws, failures and really bad hair days. You treat yourself with compassion while taking responsibility for your choices, and you learn from misfortune and mistakes. 

Arrogant people can't risk the fragile image in the face of the defeat and run from criticism. They tend to go extremes of either deflecting blame onto others or condemning themselves for being only human. 

Truly secure people evaluate their own behavior and fave their doubts. By letting go of fear, you set yourself up for success.

7. The Origins


Arrogance is usually the result of a defense mechanism used by subconscious mind in order to prevent further criticism. Confidence comes from positivity, optimism and mental steadiness.

Well, that's it. I think it's important to understand the differences or the fine line between arrogance and confidence. Because no one likes to deal with arrogant people. This article is also for myself, so I always remember to stay grounded, yet confident. Try to be confident, because everyone wants to hang around people who feel secure and positive. No one wants to hang around cocky persons. Have you ever dealt with an arrogant person? Can you tell the difference between arrogance and confidence?

Source:

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2012/12/26/the-fine-line-between-self-confidence-cockiness/

http://womanitely.com/ways-difference-arrogant-confident/



xoxo, bee 
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