Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sunday Smiles :)

1.  Aloo Parontay
A very popular Punjabi dish, that is a staple for many Indians to have for Sunday Brunch.  A stuffed roti with a spiced potato mixture, and paired with homemade or store bought Yogurt, soooo good! :)

2.  Cloudless Blue Sky
The best view of a glorious day is a cloudless blue sky, now it may not have been that way the whole week but there were times today where it was just a beautiful blue sky!

3.  Family Pizza Dinner
Whether its at home or out at a restaurant, its always nice to get together with friends/family for a Pizza Dinner, sooooo good!

4.  Say what?
As I tweeted earlier this week, when your dad says "That's what she said..." and he has no idea why that is so was classic, it made my day :)

I hope you all had some dose of smiles this week or weekend, feel free to share I would love to hear!!!

Always Smile :)  - Sand

Friday, March 25, 2011

Upcoming Posts, Life and Books! :)

Originally I set out to do a variety of blogs, but of course, I have been mostly blogging about makeup and beauty, which I tell you, I love doing.

Some ideas that I am working on that is other than beauty will be the following:

South Asian Experience Book Reviews - Review of my favourite SA Authors and their books.  Growing up in a small town that was once predominantly non-Indian, it was hard at times to grow up and be a Canadian, and an Indian all at the same time....this duality of life was a challenge but eventually came together and has made me the person I am today.  Therefore, reading these books really touched my core.  From various events, places and times of my life that when I read these books, I feel like its written from my perspective.  So be sure to check in once a month for my monthly book review, because I'm a book-addict as well :)
** Important to note, I will review other books too but it would be nice to find the authors that have spoken to me and the Indo-Canadian experience **

Weekly Dose of Smiles - This will consist of various things that throughout the course of the week that has made me smile.  Whether it be a great restaurant, girl-time, funny video or a funny story, this will be documented at the end of the week, on Sundays for doses of smile, and who knows, maybe once you read these doses, you may feel inclined to share also, so feel free!

Quotes and One Liners - As I mentioned above, I love love books and will always come across a line or words or even from the Internet something that makes me go hmmmmmm or makes me take a second to appreciate life, therefore these will be sprinkled through the week.  Feel free to share your own quotes, mantras, tips on anything to make you love life or achieve your dreams.

Hair-Share - These blogs will be the journey it has taken me to grow my hair out so that I can donate it to Locks of Love. I started growing my hair about a year and half ago, and am almost there to MY comfortable donation point.  As things progress to the final donation date, I will be sharing the journey here :) 

Makeup Artist Love -  This is an idea that is still in the works but basically its showing love and support to all the various makeup artists out there who are doing this form of art because they love it and are passionate about it.  These artists are such amazing people and have such amazing stories and offer inspiring thoughts and ideas to share.  My tribute to these artist will be either a tweet-sharing or paying homage and doing a makeup look inspired by them!  For you makeup tweeters think of it as #FF but in Blog format!!  Feel free to contact me if you are interested or if you know of an artist worth checking out!!

So there you have it, a few things that I am working on that are not related to beauty (except for the last one) but for the love of books, life and the other phases and aspects we go through.

Always Smile  :)  - Sand

Monday, March 14, 2011


The current eye makeup trend for Green shaded eyes was found on a variety of runways from Marc Jacobs to Chanel, the colour green was the IT colour. 

Green eye shadows look great on almost every eye colour.  You can make a very BOLD, sexy or a soft look statement for whatever you are in the mood for. From lime greens, military hues and everything in between, green can and will be a very fun shade to wear.
Here are a few green hued eye shadow looks that I have created below; a bold/dramatic green eye, to something more wearable for everyday, to a fun party look.   These looks were fun to create and here they are for you:

BOLD – Products Used:
Eyebase – Mac Paint pot in Soft Ochre
Eye shadows – Coastal Scents 88 Ultra Shimmer Palette
Eyeliner – Mac Paint pot in Blackground
Vasanti - Cleopatra Liquid Liner
Mascara – Vasanti Conditioning Long Lash Mascara

EVERYDAY - Products Used:
EyeBase – MAC Paint pot, Soft Ochre
Eye shadow – Vasanti Tinseltown Eye Colour Palette
Highlight – Vasanti Casablanca Eyeshadow
Mascara – Vasanti Conditioning Long Lash Mascara
Eyeliner (Waterline) – Vasanti  Ultra Creamy Eye pencil
Under eye - Lise Watier Waterproof  Eyeshine in Jungle

PARTY LOOK - Products Used:
EyeBase – MAC Paint pot, Soft Ochre
Light Green – Lise Watier - Couleur Folle (Loose Eyeshadow) in Folie pomme
Dark Green – Coastal Scents 88 Ultra Shimmer Palette
Highlight – Coastal Scents 88 Ultra Shimmer Palette
Liquid Eyeliner – Vasanti Cleopatra Black Liquid Eyeliner
Mascara – Vasanti Conditioning Long Lash Mascara

These looks will also be great for St. Patrick's day!
Always Smile :)  - Sand

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Portfolio Shots

Hey everyone, I wanted to share some before and afters on the blog, check them out below:

Always Smile :)  - Sand

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Mascara, Mascara, Mascara ?!?!

Have you ever gone shopping for ONE mascara and when you get there, each beauty brand has literally thousands of options and styles to choose from, that you are even more confused than when you started.


I thought to post my review and pics of three popular mascaras from ONE brand.  I chose the following three Mascaras from Maybelline. 



The Colossal Volum' Express® Mascara

The mascara will deliver:  LOTS of  volume.

My Result:  I liked that I got really thick volume and bold lashes.  The con is that is does apply quite thick, so you need to be very careful when you apply.  So if you want THICK lashes, this would be the best choice.

Great lash BIG Washable Mascara
The mascara will deliver:  Great Big Lashes with no clumps.

My Result:  I love that it gave me very natural yet full lashes without clumping.  I found one coat was perfect.  This would be the best mascara for someone looking for a natural yet full/long lashes.

Lash Stiletto™ Ultimate Length Washable Mascara
The mascara will deliver:  To elongate lashes with a shiny coat.

My result:  If I want my lashes to look LONG this would be the one to get.  I didn’t really notice a “shiny” look but I loved the finished look.  This one delivers if you are looking for LONG lashes.

Therefore if you are looking for.....

Thick/Volume Lashes – The Colossal Volum’ Express® Mascara
Natural/Full Lashes – Great Lash BIG Washable Mascara
Super Long Lashes – Lash Stiletto™

Always Smile :)  - Sand