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I always wanted to write this post, just to introduce these two awesome Brits to you. Now in case you don’t know, I have a very long list of beauty gurus that I subscribe to and watch on a daily basis. However the list changes all the time: There are channels I unsubscribed, or re-subscribed, videos I deleted from my subscription box before I even watch them… But whenever I see videos from these two channels come up in my subscription, I always make sure I give them 100% attention.

I have subscribed to them for almost two years, never once was I disappointed with their videos. They are both from Great Britain, but specialize on different topics of beauty videos.

Richie Nickel, is a very stylish beauty guru, his channel What Style Is To Nickel is absolutely addictive.

This is just one of my many favorite videos from him. Richie is a huge MAC fan (and who isn’t at a certain level?). If you want beauty 101 advice from a MACaholic, or you just want to be inspired, go subscribe to his channel. I have to say, I am inspired by him in a lot of ways, and it is not only beauty-related I am talking about. Richie definitely knows his way in fashion, and has his unique taste in accessorizing. Besides all the make up/skin care review/haul/tutorial videos, he also has miscellaneous videos on fashion trends, and YouTube popular themed videos like what’s in my purse, what’s in my closet…etc.  Go check his channel out, I am sure you will fall in love with this beautiful guru for reasons more than his flawless makeup. It is the Nickel style that will capture your heart (and make you want to go back to his channel again and again).

Laura, another Brit, now residing in Dubai, has this wonderful beauty review channel Lollipop26

Unlike Richie, Laura uploads mostly product review videos. Knowing these days on YouTube beauty gurus are sponsored by numerous cosmetic companies to do endorsement videos, everyone has become more suspicious than before. When watching a YouTube video, I can’t help asking myself if the product the guru holds is another sponsored ad?  However with Lollipop26’s videos, I don’t have doubts. I have been watching her for so long and she always seems very genuine,honest and approachable. I have tried many products recommended by her and I am very happy with her recommendations. Laura embodies everything charming of a British girl, not to mention the English accent (I am a big sucker for English accent…I wish I speak with an English accent.), she is very lady-like, classy, and well-spoken. Her video style is more relaxed and casual. I personally detest all those staged and artificial videos on YouTube, I believe the best videos come from people whose opinions are not influenced by the environment. The reason Laura’s videos are so poplar on YouTube is because her opinions are the most original.


Hello everybody! I am so excited to tell you, after careful research on site and online, I finally decided to purchase Clarisonic Plus at Sephora Oak Brook Mall, with lower tax, and my VIB 15% off coupon. After consulting with a SA for nearly an hour, I chose Clarisonic Plus instead of the classic.

Here is a picture I borrowed from Clarisonic’s Web site

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Hello girls!!! I am so excited! I just got back from MAC’s Give Me Liberty of London event…and yes! I got some goodies!

I was invited to the Oak Brook MAC store, but decided to go to the Armitage one since it is closer to where I live and plus I get to see my friend!

When we went in, there was a model dressed like the model on Give Me Liberty of London Collection poster sitting in a couch. A guy was playing guitar beside her. She is so pretty!

MAC Give Me Liberty of London event

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In case you didn’t notice…It is officially spring! Even though there is still snow on the ground, and we still need to bundle up a little when we go out, but yes the days are longer, and there are many more sunny days in a week…

Spring arrived much earlier in the beauty world than it did in the real world. So many brands came out with their spring collections immediately after the holidays.

Yes! This season is about all the Easter egg colors: baby blue, bubblegum pink, frosty lilac…you will need a bright face with a dewy glow, bold eye lines and lashes…so are you ready?

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Hello ladies…I got an invitation from MAC not long ago about its upcoming collection Give Me Liberty of London. There is a beauty event at MAC Store in Oak Brook, IL. I am thinking about going. This collection will be officially launched on March 11th. Here is a sneak peak of the collection:

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Sorry ladies for not updating…my bf threw a surprise birthday party last night and it was a blast…and don’t my friends know me! I have received many great beauty products that I am dying to share with you. However I am off to a mall in the suburb and another party tonight. I will sure be ready soon to do a serious haul on my birthday/MAC purchases on my blog! Stay tuned!

Hello everyone

Yesterday I had an appointment with Yves Saint Laurent’s national makeup artist Dell Ashley for a fresh spring look.

I was excited to learn some makeup application tips from him, So I went prepared. I did a thorough research on YSL products; their price range; colors I am interested in purchasing…etc. Dell and his assistant mostly used two palettes for this look.

OMBRES 5 LUMIÈRES 5 Colour Harmony for Eyes palette shade #8 Midnight

YSL Y mail highlighter (limited edition)

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