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Quick makeup for the office Christmas party

Compliments of the season everyone!

If you have been following this blog, you will observe that I have been posting about quick and easy makeup using minimal makeup tools. The need for quick makeup fix was necessitated when I became a nursing mother once again and with limited time on my hands, I still wanted to look fabulous without spending too much time in front of the mirror.

The Yuletide is here and I know office parties are being held and since our busy lives gives us little time, I decided once again to make use of the minimal tools I now carry in my makeup purse to show you that you can look fabulous under 5 minutes. This really happened to me just last week and this is the look I opted for:


I love this look so much – with my new hair – oh yes! – that I made this my Facebook profile picture!

For this look, I relied on my makeup purse – remember the content?


I used Mary Kay Timewise matte liquid foundation, Mary Kay ‘cranberry’ cream blush that I used on my cheeks and lips; this time, I ditched the Zaron lip gloss. I wanted to show you how subtle but lovely this Mary Kay Cranberry cream blush could be on the cheeks and lips and eyes.

For my eyes, I added Flori Roberts ‘black magic’ eye liner. Pls pardon the image quality


here’s my step by step guide to creating this subtle but fabulous makeup for the office party


I started by lining my eyes with the Flori Roberts black magic eye liner. I drew it to create a minimal cat eye like this:


I lined my eyes before applying the Mary Kay cranberry cream blush on my eyes because cream makeup can be delicate and tend to rub off when disturbed so I always line my eyes before applying cream makeup.
To create a subtle contouring, I lined the crease of my eyelid with same eye liner before smudging it with the smudge brush end of the eye liner like so:


When you do the same with both eyes, apply mascara, and cream blush on both cheeks and lips.

This look is so easy, you can complete it in 5 minutes and still feel fabulous about yourself.

Tell me if this works for you, am happy to hear from you.



Save time, apply makeup in 5 minutes!

This post is for busy women who want to look good but in five minutes. This makeup technique saves time because it is basic, simple and sensible in the sense that limited makeup supplies are used. This technique works because I used multifunction makeup products.

Here is how my makeup purse now looks like:


Mary Kay Timewise matte foundation for oily skin provides medium coverage and a matte, flawless finish that controls shine and oil for hours. With this, you don’t even need a foundation primer. When this liquid foundation dries, it mattifies like pressed powder so you do not need pressed powder.

Mary Kay cranberry cream blush is great for the cheeks, eyes and lips. So this product is a blush, eyeshadow and lipstick – 3-in -1 makeup.

For lipstick, I carry a gloss or matte lipstick because they last longer. For this makeup, I used Flori Roberts orange lipstick and black magic eyeliner on my eyes. See my result


Your turn: share with me how you manage to look good under stress.


Oh yes, beauty therapy is good mood uplifter

Ok, so you thought this was an exaggeration? Beauty therapy does wonders for our mood and self confidence. You heard me;a good beauty therapy session is a great way to uplift one’s mood, which in turn, improves our self confidence.

Stress is all around us; that is the bane of modern living. I have been under stress for months now. I am still nursing a baby, I have to run a home and a business – without complaining. And yes, homework to assist my older daughter with! You do know how difficult it is to look good under stress and how makeup on the go becomes your habit? Before you know what, you are ditching makeup, and turning to plain Jane to keep up with your busy life. This happened to me and not only that, I was starting to feel my self confidence shaky. So this past weekend, I dedicated it to me. I went to my favorite salon, got my hair done, received a refreshing pedicure and foot massage; got myself made up. I felt so relaxed and rested that as I rose to my feet, I felt my mood lighten and because I felt so good about myself, I felt my self confidence return to me again.

So I made a promise to myself – not matter how stressed I am or how much my baby son screams, I would get makeup on my face before I leave the house! Period!

To achieve this, I keep my makeup simple, basic and apply multifunctional makeup products. You should try it.

If you want to learn about simple makeup that saves time, read my next post.


For this makeup, I used:

Mary Kay Timewise matte foundation
Mary Kay cranberry cream blush on the cheeks and eyes
Flori Roberts orange lipstick
Flori Roberts black magic eye liner