Sunday, April 29, 2012

NARS Gilda Blush Review

My first NARS blush. I wanted a matte blush because all my current blushes had shimmer in it. Gilda is described as "a perfect coral with hints of red." I think this blush suits all skin tones. Pigmentation is like WOW!! I gently swept my blush brush over it and patted some on both cheeks. There was more than enough to cover another face. Blends beautifully. Not a big fan of the rubber casing. Lots of other reviewer comment on the casing as getting dirty easily and it's definitely true. I think I'm starting to grow an addiction. 
For reference, I'm a BUFF in Revlon Colorstay/ MAC NC20

Any other colours that anyone recommends for light Asian skintones?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Random eBay purchases

Good day everyone ^.^ Today I got home and received a couple of packages. I recently bought some random stuff off eBay, I usually do this when I'm bored. 

Bought a beret for the winter months approaching. Was only $2.99 shipped! It has a bit of factory smell to it. Quality is pretty good for $2.99. 

Wine Red Wig. This was only $14.99 shipped. It does look a bit fake but not extremely which is alright for $14.99. There a good amount of 'hair' on it as well. 

I got a new iphone cover. My old one was cracking at the edges from dropping my phone so many time. Cases really do save iphones from getting a cracked screen. It's so cute! Has "HELLO KITTY" logo at the back. $3.60 shipped. 

Does anyone else get random things from eBay? What do you like to get?

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Yesstyle Haul

Yesstyle is having a promotion for Australian customers, free shipping for purchases over $75. Shipping is usually $5 but I don't like paying for shipping =P

I placed my order on 5th April and got it 17th April, which is alright for standard shipping and considering the Easter Holidays. I'm quite happy about my purchases. Quality wise they're okay. I wouldn't mind doing another yesstyle haul but I really shouldn't because I've done a lot of hauling lately. One of the major downfalls of online shopping because it's so easy to access >.<

Everything was "ONE SIZE FITS ALL." For reference I'm S or M depending what I buy. They all felt like a S.

Here's What I Ordered:

My favourite one. The fabric has a good weight and the hem came down the same as the stock photo. So I'm pretty happy about the shortness of the dress. 

Love the detailing of the cuffs and collar but the fabric seemed a bit cheap. My favourite blouse from the haul. 

The sleeves were a bit tight around my forearms so it's more suited to a XS person. Shirt is sheer so you'll need to wear a singlet underneath. 

Has anyone else shopped at yesstyle? Were your purchases same as stick photo?

Friday, April 6, 2012

Autumn Cleaning

Since it's Easter break I have some time to do a bit of cleaning. I'm throwing out all the old/expired/used up products I have. Trust me some of theses thing are over 5 years old! I'm a hoarder but I've been slowly getting better over the years. My new years resolution was to use up anything I had, then I was allowed to buy a new one. These are all the beauty related things I'm throwing out. I'll do a mini review on some of the items.

L-R: Kiehl's Acai Damage Correcting Moisturiser, Skin79 Gold BB cream, Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream in 21, L'Oreal Derma Genesis Pore Minimising Moisturiser, Kiehl's Acai Damage Protecting Toning Mist

Kiehl's Moisturiser: Initial use of this product was good but as months went along it started to sting my skin so i stop using it. I ended up using it as an expensive hand cream. 

Skin 79 BB Cream: I'm on to a second bottle now. I don't like the grey cast it has but it eventually oxidises overtime to better suit your skin tone. I do get some break outs on the odd occasions. 

Missha BB Cream: This BB cream is really good as well. Not as grey as the Skin79 one. It's not as moisturising as the Skin79 one but it works well overall. I like that it has a higher spf so it's better on sunny days out. 

L'Oreal moisturiser: I quite like this moturiser. Good for dry skin. I did notice that my pores were minimised but I didn't like the smell!

Kiehl's toning mist: HATE this! I'm throwing it out and the bottle is 95% full. It stung my skin. 

L-R: (All Mascaras) Maybelline sky high curves waterproof, Benefit get bent, Maybelline Great Lash in Royal Blue, Lancome Hypnose waterproof, Lancome Fatale, Lancome Hypnose, Dolly Wink liquid eyeliner. 

I'm throwing out the Maybelline mascaras because they are over 5 years old! The Benefit mascara came free with a magazine I bought years ago, I did try it back then, it was a curling mascara but didn't really hold a curl well. 

Lancome Hypnose Waterproof: Great volumising mascara and holds a curl well. It does smudge slightly. Hard to remove =(

Lancome Fatale: A tri-comb mascara that's meant to volumise dramatically. This was very clumpy and weighed my lashed down a lot. I think it was discontinued long ago, it wasn't available for very long either. Did not really like this one much. 

Lancome Hypnose: One of my favourite high end mascaras. Hypnose volumises my lashes well and makes them more noticeable. However, it smudges and weighs down a curl. I've purchased this several times but I've used better mascaras for less than half of this one. 

Dolly Wink eyeliner: I get great control with this liquid liner, lines come out really thin but it sometimes rubs off for me because I have extremely oily eyelids. I'm currently onto a second one though in the hot pink packaging because it was only $1 extra with the Dolly Wink Mascara.

I'm also throwing these primers out, I bought them 3 years ago in Hong Kong. The Kate one performs better than the Shiseido dramatical eyes. However, with the popularity off false lashes now there is not need for primer, plus it's a more lengthy process applying these.

Looks like I've thrown away a lot of mascaras but they were all bought over a 5 year period. I've also got some un-opened ones waiting to be used and some half used ones. 
L-R: (All unopened) Canmake Gokubuto, Dolly Wink Long mascara, Ettusais BI-TA-BA volume mascara

L-R: (Half Used) Kiss Me Long and Curl mascara, Deja Vu Fibre Wig, Canmake Gokunobi. 

Canmake Gokubuto: This one is my second one, I got introduced to this when my friend from Japan sent it in a package, great overall mascara (it's a volumising mascara), washes off easily with warm water. One of my favourites.

Kiss Me Long and Curl: Gives great definition to lashes and holds a curl well but it's so hard to remove!

Deja Vu Fibre Wig: Noticeable fibres but this one does not wow me at all. Little definition, literally no lengthening and fibres get into my eyes!! (Irritating =( ) Does not live up to its hype.

Canmake Gokunobi: Similar to Fibre wig, there are noticable fibres but it doesn't really lengthen, only defines an does not hold a curl.

Enjoy your Easter everyone, let me know if you wan't any more opinions of some of the things =)