Ty's Blog of Epiphanies

Raving about makeup, skincare, hair and other little obsessions... A Beauty Blog

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Unfortunately, This is Goodbye

Throughout the years, I've contemplated shutting down this blog/quitting for good. But every time, I find myself back here eventually with renewed determination. Unfortunately, this time, it truly is goodbye, and for good.

Between juggling medical school, research, family, friends, a boyfriend, and me-time, there's no longer room for blogging. I am simply not a workaholic. I do enjoy moments where I just sit relax and binge watch Youtube videos or TV shows like Friends (it never gets old!). I found that blogging was becoming a chore. And as you have noticed, it has been a long while since I last posted. I have truly given up all together. I have zero motivation and energy leftover for this blog, unfortunately.

It is now time to close this chapter of my life and start a new one. I will not be deleting this blog so everyone can continue to enjoy my older posts if they wish. However, this is the very last post I am writing. I would like to thank everyone who has supported me through my blogging journey. Thank you for reading my posts and leaving comments. My blogging experience has been wonderful because of you.

Over and out,
Saturday, December 13, 2014

Rimmel London Provocalips Review and Swatch

I was very kindly sent the Rimmel London Provocalips 16HR Kiss Proof Lip Colors to trial.

How it works

  • Two steps to this product. 
  • You can untwist the tube at both ends. There is a doe-foot applicator on each end. 
  • You apply the Step 1 Intense Colour first. Then you apply Step 2 Lock & Shine. 
  • Comes in a total of 8 colours. 
  • Tip: wait 30 seconds before applying Step 2 to allow Step 1 to set first. I find that the colour lasts longer that way. 

From top to bottom: 110 Dare to Pink, 700 Skinny Dipping, 200 I'll Call You, 310 Little Mix, 500 Kiss Me You Fool, 730 Make Your Move, 230 Kiss Fatal, 550 Play With Fire

My thoughts on the product

  • It is highly pigmented. 
  • There is no stickiness to the texture (like you get with lip glosses). 
  • Once it sets, it's basically touch dry. Hence their claim of it being "kiss proof". 
  • It will only come off when you eat or if you have dry flaking lips. Otherwise, it has excellent staying power. I've tested it up to 8 hours and only had to reapply once because I ate. 
  • It's neither hydrating nor drying. 
  • You'll have to use makeup remover to take this stuff off because a wipe ain't gonna do the trick. 
  • The recommended RRP is AUD17.95. Relatively affordable. Makes a great stocking filler this Christmas! 

Now here are photos of me with each lip colour on. I only applied one coat so that you judge how pigmented it is with one swipe. 

110 Dare to Pink - This is a pretty pale pink colour.

700 Skinny Dipping - This seems to be the perfect nude for me! What an apt name, it made my lips look naked.

200 I'll Call You- This is my least favourite colour of the lot. It's a standard safe pink colour. A bit boring for me.

310 Little Minx - I really like pinks that pop so this one was really right up my alley.

500 Kiss Me You Fool - Whoops! You can tell that I overdrew my lips (it was intentional)! Love the name. I'd like to wear this on a date and if my date wear to compliment me on my lip colour, I'd say "Thanks! It's called Kiss Me You Fool!"

730 Make Your Move - I absolutely love this colour! It has an "English rose" feel to it that I can't explain. I think it's an excellent all around colour. I think most people find it boring but I love this like I love Celestial from the Apocalips Lip Lacquer range.

230 Kiss Fatal - This is my first purple toned lip colour and I must admit that I really like it. It has a very grunge-y element it.

550 Play With Fire - This is a pretty standard dark red colour that will suit almost anyone. 

Have you tried Rimmel London's Provocalips 16HR Kiss Proof Lip Colour? If so, what are your thoughts? Even if you haven't, what are your expectations? 
Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Monolid Eye Makeup Tutorial

It's finally here!! The long-awaited and promised monolid eye makeup tutorial! I'm really sorry it has taken me a whole year to get around to it!

A big thank you to one of my closest friends, best-est housemate and the most gorgeous monolided beauty I know, Ann-Marie, for being the model for this highly requested tutorial.

I really hope you enjoyed the tutorial. Now I shall proceed to bombarding you with lovely photos of Ann-Marie! 

If you have any requests, please feel free to leave a comment below.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Easy Spring Makeup Tutorial

It has been a very long time since I last posted. I've been away and sick a lot. I'm not going into this boring details. Let's jump straight into this Easy Spring Makeup Tutorial instead!

I filmed this a few months back. Yes, I did a spring look during autumn! Regardless, the weather is warming up now and I'm sure many of you are ready to swap your berry coloured makeup to those of orange or coral hues. A very good friend of mine, Mia, kindly volunteered to be my model for this tutorial. I would like to give a quick shout out to her. Thank you, Mia!

Product List
1. Urban Decay Primer Potion
2. Elizabeth Arden brown eye pencil*
3. MAC eyeshadow in Brown Down
4. MAC eyeshadow in Naked Lunch
5. Urban Decay eyeshadow in Virgin
6. Rimmel London Scandaleyes Eye Shadow Stick in Blackmail
7. Mirenesse mascara*
8. MAC lipstick in Morange
9. MAC blush in Dame

*unfortunately I don't have the exact name of the product

I really hope you enjoyed this Easy Spring Makeup Tutorial as much as we did making it! Keep your eyes peeled for the next tutorial. It's the long-awaited Monolid Eye Makeup Tutorial!!

What's your favourite lip colour to wear in spring? 
Sunday, July 27, 2014

Blog Sale: Shoes

Hey ladies, I'm selling three pairs of shoes for various reasons. They are all in good condition. All prices are in Australian dollars. They are all size 8. Please email me if you're interested: ty.blog.epi[at]gmail.com

1. Diana Ferrari heels: $40 + postage (original price $90)

2. Pink Forever New heels: $20 + postage (original price $80)

3. Grey Forever New heels: $30 + postage (original price $80)