Battle Of The Transformers Mice To Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Lol! What a title, right? XD

I’ve had my iMac for 7 months now and with it came the Apple Wireless Keyboard and Apple Magic Mouse. They look all sleek and stylish on my desktop and while the Magic Mouse is good for browsing and normal use, it becomes quite heavy from prolonged use and resistant to quick movements needed for Photoshop.

I feel pain in my fingers, palm, wrist, elbow, forearm muscles, and shoulder. The places that hurt the most are the arm muscles, and wrist. Due to repeated pressure on the body parts from long hours of mouse use, I often go to bed having to massage away the pain. I’ll wake up the next day, with less pain, but put the parts through torture again for the rest of the day.

These symptoms can relate to inflammation of tendons or irritation of nerves and may be the start of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The name already sounds evil.

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Eyeshadow Depotting Tutorial: How To Depot Sephora Kat Von D Beethoven Palette – No Heat!

I don’t know why there isn’t any tutorial on the depotting of the Sephora Kat Von D Beethoven Palette. I mean, it can’t be that everyone who owns a Kat Von D palette loves ALL the colors, right?. Well, from what I read from reviews, not a single person liked every single eyeshadow. There are always at least a couple or more that are not as good in quality as the others.

For me, the Kat Von D Beethoven Palette only has 2 eyeshadow colors that I like and use. The others are ~bleah~. Check out a full review of the Sephora Kat Von D Beethoven Palette here.

Many months ago I started searching online for tutorials on how to depot the Kat Von D eyeshadows. There are risks to be taken when one depots eyeshadows, the most prominent one being the possible breaking of the eyeshadows. I wanted to use the safest way to depot them, but there wasn’t even a single tutorial online, not on blogs, none on Youtube.

I was worried!

Were they so difficult to depot that nobody dared to try? Did people want to make tutorials out of them but ended up breaking all the eyeshadows?!! NOOOO!!! What was it that kept everyone away from making a depotting tutorial of Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Palettes?

I concluded that instead of waiting around for an answer that might never come around, I thought I should just bite the bullet and make a tutorial myself.

But how?

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If Words Could Kill, So Could The Korean Clio Professional Waterproof Brush Liner Kill Black

Had I gotten hold of the Clio Professional Waterproof Kill Black Brush Liner when I first started experimenting with liquid liners, I dare say my adoration for gel liners would have been repressed.

My two greatest regret eyeliner purchases stand ostensibly in the wands of the MAC Liquidlast Liner in Inky and Lancome Artliner because they never fail to make me sigh whenever I try to create miracles with them. Them lying there useless in the corner makes me go ‘tsk’.

One, or two, (okie more than a few) expensive setbacks will not make me throw the towel and swear never to go near liquid eyeliners, as proven by the successful chance acquisition of the Bourjois Glitter Eye Liners. Nevertheless, I’ve become more cautious with buying liquid eyeliners!

I first tried the Clio Waterproof Kill Black Brush Liner at Ngee Ann City Watsons – which has the largest makeup brands and collections at any Watsons in Singapore – and immediately feel in love with it!

I swatched it once, went ‘WOW’, walked away, swatched afain, went ‘OMFG’, walked away, swatched again, and told myself this must be another ‘TGTBT’ (Too Good To Be True) product.

Like a lovelorn teenager nursing a crush, I couldn’t get the Clio Waterproof Brush Liner Kill Black out of my mind.

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Depotting Tutorial: How To Depot MAC Single Eyeshadow Using Flat Iron

Hi everyone!

I’m really glad that you all love the Eyeshadow Tutorial for Asian Eyes series. There’ll definitely be more of such in the future!

Let’s move away from makeup application tutorials for a while because I’ve got a new set of tutorials for you!

Some of you may not have many eyeshadows (yet), some of you have A LOT. Some day in time the lot is going to spill all over the place, and when you need to deal with more than 3 colors at a time, it is a pain searching for them all over the place and opening the pots one by one.

To me, at least, it is a real hassle.

I bought the Z-palette some time ago but it wasn’t until recently that I decided to depot most of my single eyeshadows because:

1)   The pots take up space

2)   They are stacked up, so those at the bottom are often forgotten

3)   I want to be able to see most of my eyeshadows at one glance

4)   I want to bring one palette on a holiday, not individual pots of eyeshadows that I risk dropping on the floor when in a hurry. (But of course, you may argue that putting all your eggs in a basket may cause you to end up with none at all)

5)   I need a reason to get another Z-palette. Hoho. (My current leopard print one is filled already! No more space!)

Tools needed for depotting eyeshadows:

  • Flat iron
  • Aluminium foil or wax paper
  • Push pin or thumb tack
  • A tool with a sharp and strong tip
  • Isopropyl Alcohol (70% is fine)
  • A dish (to pour the alcohol in)
  • Cotton buds
  • Cloth or towel
  • Magnet
  • Scissors
  • Sticker
  • Pen

I don’t use a knife like some beauty bloggers/vloggers recommend because I have a terrible fear of knives. Is there a name for this phobia? In place of a knife, I use a less threatening instrument – something you’d see in nail salons.

I also prefer not to use anything that involves flames as open fire exposes my health to unnecessary, unhealthy fumes. It’s not very safe – both to me and the product. Instead, I use a hair straightener for heat and also rubbing alcohol to melt glue.

For the first installment of the How To Depot Your Eyeshadows series, we’ll start with MAC single eyeshadows. You can certainly buy the pro palette refill pans to eliminate the hassle, but these are sold only at one place in Singapore – Ngee Ann City.

Alright! I’m gonna depot the MAC Stars ‘N’ Rockets Single Eyeshadow. I love this purplish-pink color. So very sweet and romantic!

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Beauty Blog Link Love 12/02/12

Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed checks out a new lipstick line – Lancôme Rouge in Love. Check out her swatches and see if it could be love for you, too!

Did polish insomniac find a new HG nail product? Find out in her Sally Hansen Cuticle Eraser + Balm Review.

FabDiva20 attended the MAC Shop/Cook Collection preview event last Tuesday. Check out the goodies she picked up!

Ever been a victim of internet trolling? Bun Bun Makeup Tips shares why people leave negative comments on beauty blogs!

Love is in the air! Musicalhouses shows you her Valentine’s Day nails (that aren’t pink!), her Valentine’s Day eye look inspired by candy hearts, and for those that don’t like V-Day, her ANTI-Valentine’s Day nail look!

Do you want healthy, radiant skin? Amy Antoinette reviews Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation which gives just that!

If the color works for you, then Gouldylox thinks this might be the B.B. Cream you are looking for.

Anime Lady Gaga eye – the easy way to try the trend from Addicted to Beauty.

At Eyelining Obsessions, Claire tries out a skin clearing primer from Witch.

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Makeup Look: Bourjois Blue Eyeliner + Sugarpill Purple Lower Lashline (And A Wedding Proposal!)

The trick to make colored eyeliners work is to keep the rest of the eye makeup neutral or not-so-colorful, so that the focus is on the eyeliner. This is the look I wore in the MAC 109 Small Contour Brush review and Bourjois Contour Clubbing Eyeliner review.

Here are the products used:


Eyeshadow Primer – UDPP Eden

Eyelid – Sugarpill Afterparty

Contour Area – NYX Red Bean

Outer V – None

Highlight – Sugarpill Tako

Inner Corner – Sugarpill Tako

Lower Lash Line – Sugarpill Poison Plum, NYX Dark Brown

Eyeliner  – Bourjois Contour Clubbing Blue Remix Eyeliner, Clio Brush Liner Kill Black

Eyelash Primer – Shiseido Nourishing Mascara Base

Mascara – Clio O’Tank Volume Mascara (this is the crappy mascara I was talking about in the previous post)

Eyebrow – Lioele Auto Eyebrow 02 Dark Brown

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