Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Excited - Jane Cosmetics 'JANE Be Pure® Aguaceuticals®'

So I was on Facebook (ha!) and I read that Jane is coming out with a new line (Read article: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/janecosmetics/35357/ )

Ekk! I'm soooo excited for the new line of Jane Cosmetics called, 'JANE Be Pure® Aguaceuticals®'.

I've been a fan of their Nearly Foundation Tinted Moisturizer and their Be Pure Mineral Gel liners! So I hope Canada get this line once it comes out, instead of forking out on online shopping or swapping :( Makes life more difficult if you ask me.

*Note to self make a review on Gel liners & update makeup collection**

Thursday, December 4, 2008

MakeUp Review: Annabelle VolumeLash.com Review

Product: Annabelle VolumeLash.com Mascara (Black)

I received Annabelle's new VolumeLash.com Mascara during a free promotional campaign. Annabelle's VolumeLash.com claims to provide up 5x more volume, and has an innovative brush that has both bristled brush and comb.

Availability: In Canada in any department and pharmacies stores

The packaging is very sleek and light weight, compared to other mascaras I've used this one isn't bulky, oddly shaped or heavy (due to packaging). From what I found I loved the idea of a 2-in-1 brush. When I removed the wand from the tube, I noticed a bit of excise mascara left on the tip of the wand. But this didn't bother me as much as I found wiping the bit onto the rim before applying helps remove it. At first I was pretty hesitant on how to use this mascara correctly. However, after watching their advertisement I figured it out.

Photo: Natural Lashes, Not Curled/No Mascara

My lashes a short, pin-straight and thin. For a mascara to claim it can add up to 5x more volume would have to wow me.

cherzmaster tip: I found that once you've curled your lashes, apply one coat of this mascara and let it dry. Once dry then reapply. I found that gave a suitable volume I wanted to achieve without making it harder to comb out.

Photo: Curled Lashes with Mascara (applied once)

Results: I found this mascara had held the lash of my curl all day long, without weighing it down. I didn't have to recurl my eyelashes after I applied my mascara. I noticed no flaking on my cheek either.

The only down side I found of this product was the excess mascara on the tip when removing the wand from the tube. But that was solved by wiping the tip on the rim of the tube.

Product Rating: 4/5
Would Purchase Again: Yes

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

How to Watermark/Add Logo using Windows Movie Maker

How to add a watermark/logo using Windows Movie Maker (XP version) . I had made this online video tutorial as many want to learn how to 'watermark' using Windows Movie Maker. This is a visual understanding on how to do it:

I have a simplfied version of the code for XP & Vista.

Credit to: http://www.windowsmoviemakers.net/

Further explaination code/help
XP: http://www.windowsmoviemakers.net/Forums/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=12624
Vista: http://www.windowsmoviemakers.net/Forums/ShowPost.aspx?&PostID=163105

Welcome - Grand Opening

After much debate I finally opened a blogger account. I didn't really want to join the "bandwagon" considering I have a LiveJournal account, MySpace... and my own domain (for work&school)... this wasn't an easy decision. As a Web Developer... I was on the fence to either: add to my list of Web-related items OR never share what I find (that my help others).

However, much to my surprise... this will be much easier to update than editing videos. Although, I do have fun recording those tutorials this will be an easier process.

So just as my YouTube videos... feel free to post requests or questions regard computers, makeup/hair tutorials, etc.

Thanks for coming by :)