Thursday, June 9, 2011

some videos, nail polish storage, NOTD

Been really busy lately with the two intensive summer courses i'm taking =( But I've made a few videos... I'm really excited to work on the Beauty Club that I started at school though! ^-^

New nail polish storage and NTOD

OPI Lucky lucky lavender with 3D rubber stickers I got 2 summers ago XD

Under my nail polish I put a non-slip rubbery mat to prevent them from falling all over the place :)

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Some Stuff from Seattle

Forever 21 in Seattle was 3 floors!! So huge I loved it! Accessories seemed to be cheaper than the ones in the Canadian forever 21, clothes were nicer too. I liked a lot of the clothes there but I didn't get them all XD

Bows + Pearl <3 love!

I always wanted this kind of earrings but they were always too heavy and I never saw a pair that I liked that much... These are perfect :D

Seattle Sephora has tax exemption for BC residents if you show your ID! SOO amazing :D The NARS Hungry Heart Duo is different from the NARS albatross in the way that the glitters are bigger and they look REALLY pretty on the cheekbones when the sun shines at it at the right angle =P Even though one side is white and the other side is pink, I don't apply enough of the product on my face to show the shade. I just dab my brush very light on the product because I don't want my cheeks looking too glittery. This was $40 USD but it's $10 more in Canada, plus USD was (is) lower than CAD! I gotta promise myself not to get anymore highlighters, I have more than enough now x_x But.. they all produce a different effect :D

Monday, May 2, 2011

Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks - Cabo Coral 21 + Melliesh 05

Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge "Cabo Coral" ($27 CAD)
Again, LOVING coral! This is such a convenient product because it can be used for the cheeks as well as lips. I apply it on the cheeks as a base color though and use a powder blush on top. For the lips I use my Shu Uemura lip brush to apply it and for the cheeks I use the Lise Watier concealer brush for application. In comparison to the MAC cremeblend blush, it is a lot creamier and that's why it's a lip product as well. This will be awesome for travelling :)

I got the Fiberwig mascara even though I mentioned in an earlier post that it drags down my lashes. It's because I got an electric eyelash curler now so I thought it would work well for curling the lashes upward rather than using a normal curler. This mascara claims to be a better formula but it actually doesn't really seem like it... After I use the electric curler, the result is not as good as I expected. The lashes kind of clump together and don't look as long as they should be...! Maybe I haven't grasped the right way to use it so I will keep trying XD

Upper swatch: Bobbi Brown Pot rouge
Lower swatch: Melliesh 05

Melliesh lipgloss 05
It's quite opaque but not as much as the MAC Kissable Lipcolor. It doesn't last as long as the MAC one either. I guess it's because the MAC kissable lipcolor is not supposed to be a lipgloss so the nature of the products are different. When I look at the two tubes it looks like the MAC one contains more product but actually they both contain 5g. I'd apply the Melliesh lipgloss on its own because it's opaque enough. However, I wouldn't purchase the product again because it is quite sticky like a normal lipgloss and its lasting power isn't that good. I would prefer MAC kissable lip color much more than Melliesh lipgloss, but too bad the kissable lip color line doesn't carry that many colors that I like.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

OPI Katy Perry Collection "Teenage Dream" & Konad :)

Left: Teenage Dream [It looks really pretty with OPI crackle on top, the glitter shines through the cracks :D]
Right: Essie Candy Apple [ chipping already because I took the pic a few days after I applied it XD ]

Nail Polish don't fit anymore >__<

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

MAC See Sheer Lipstick

Got a MAC gift card for my birthday so I decided to get the lipstick that I've been wanting for a while :) MAC See Sheer lipstick! It's a coral shade but more on the orange side. Loveee this shadee! It's sort of sheer but it's buildable. That's what I wanted, something not too bold. I wore it with a neutral eye and I thought I'd put some MAC Cranberry eyeshadow along the lower lash line to bring out the lip color more, but turns out it's not that obvious.. I put it in the middle part of y lower lash line, it was obvious to ME! haha

- MAC All that Glitters on lid & inner corners
-MAC Cranberry on middle lower lash line
- MAC Bronze on crease and outter part of lower lash line
- Ardell Lashes #109

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sephora Birthday Gift! Philosophy vanilla birthday cake shampoo,shower gel & bubble bath

Today was my last day to redeem my Sephora birthday gift! Glad I got it, it's so much better than last year's... Last year they gave a short blue eyeliner which takes an awful amount of effort for the color to show up, and a white eyeshadow and a really bad Sephora mascara sample... This shower gel is actually 180 ml, surprisingly big! It does smell like vanilla cake XD Yay~~~ Personally I don't like to spend too much on shower gels/shampoo, I'd rather spend the money on make up hahaa Hopefully I won't get addicted to this and end up having to buy expensive shower gels XD

Saturday, April 16, 2011

OPI Happy Anniversary & Spiritual Face of Destiny

Finally have time to do some nails! My nails are too short right now T_T

Spiritual nail polishes look really nice but they peel really easily for me... Super pigmented and a little bit thick.
I can't wait to try wearing super sparkly nail polish as a base and then a shatter polish on top.. It looks so nice! the sparkle just shines through the cracks XD

Thursday, April 14, 2011

My "Vanity" Table

My dream is to have a make up room :D Where i can primp myself up...a room full of beauty supplies... *__* I am quite far from fulfilling my dream right now though hahaa

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Birthday Makeup

This year's birthday I got 3 sets of body lotion/perfume/shower products...! One from Burberry, one from Philosophy, one from Vitabath. haha I'm really liking the Philosophy shower gel...smells so good and the scent is not too overwhelming at all~! The Burberry set is really pretty x.x The box is pink and cute! hahah the smell is very subtle too. Haven't tried the Vitabath yet but I'm looking forward to that because it's supposed to be moisturizing. My skin, especially my legs get pretty dry after I shower >_<" Hmm... What should I spend my MAC gift card on? Can't decide.. so many things I want haha... Carbon eyeshadow? So Sheer lipstick? Soft brown eyeshadow? I'll seee... =P ...
And right now.. I can't wait to receive my ipod excited :D Definitely going to get a bling bling cover for it LOL <3

- MAC fig on crease
- Sheseido Hydro Powder eyeshadow H2 on first 1/3 of lids & inner corners
- MAC Beauty Marked on outter V
- use some orangy/brown shade to blend out the fig color
- Black eyeshadow to line bottom lashes
- Ardell lashes, forgot the # ..!

- Too Faced Centerfold (mauve nude)

- LORAC Plum blush
- MAC Melba (a bit) on apples of cheeks
- Benefit Hoola to contour
- NARS Albatross as highlight

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Thoughts for Annabelle single eyeshadow

okay so I actually wore the eyeshadow and actually it has quite a lot of fallouts. I'm not sure about the other textures of their eye shadows though. I had to pack on the color for it to stick and show so it's not as good as I thought when I swatched it. Not comparable to MAC shadows, at least for this one anyway.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Found THE hand cream, finally.

I had been on the search for some hand cream that wouldn't require me to reapply after I wash my hands. When it got to the point that I thought such hand cream didn't exist, I came across the hand therapy creme by Beauti Control. omg this stuff is amazing! I always wash my hands so my hands are pretty dry. The back of my right hand always peels, that's how dry it is. [usually just in the winter though] The sales person told me that this hand cream could last 3 washes and I was like.. really? ...

I tried, and guess what! It does! okay I didn't count how many washes it lasted but I really see an improvement of my disgusting dry skin. LOL satisfied! I'm thinking of bringing one back to Taiwan for my mom :) :) Well I'm not sure how dry her hands get though cuz it's quite humid there. I'll ask her first :) This thing is so cheap anyway =P

I give it a 4.9/5!

[ btw my panasonic curler arrived and I will be picking it up today omg so EXCITED!!] XD

Friday, March 25, 2011

Another Neutral Look

  • MAC Jest on inner 1/3 of lid & inner corners
  • MAC all that glitters on outter 2/3 of lid & middle of lower lash line
  • Bobbi Brown Java on crease & outter 1/3 of lower lash line
  • MAC Rule on mid section as blending color
  • Some shimmer white shadow on brow bone
  • MAC dip down gel liner on bottom lash line & blacktrack on upper lash line

Guess what? I ordered the Panasonic eyelash curler online XD around $19 including shipping...! cant wait to use it with the Diorshow base! I think I'll get fiberwig in hk and try to use it with the curler too... because the fiber wig lengthens like crazyyy, it's just that it's so heavy/long it drags my lashes down without the help of a heated device.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Shop shop shop!

I'm really excited to go make up, shoe & clothes shopping in Taiwan and HK :D :D
I'm looking forward to buy some Canmake, Candy doll, Missha and Shu Uemura make up :) Need to stock up on Kiss Me mascaras too! Oh and I can't wait to get the Panasonic lash curler... I recently purchased the Diorshow Maximizer lash plumping serum...It's just one of those white colored base that you apply under your mascara. Normally I would not spend that much on a mascara because it has to be thrown away in 3 months, but this one is a serum and the reason I got it was because my friend said it made her lashes grow and it was the best base that she's used... BUTTTT for me it drags my lashes downnnnn~! ok not as much as fiberwig but yeah I
have to curl my lashe
s so many times in order to make my lashes stay curled upwards... Honestly it doesn't seem to my my lashes look that much thicker either. better makes my lashes grow!! Oh and I think the panasonic electric curler will work a lot better than a curler when I use the Dior base. I'm also going to try the DHC lash serum when I go to HK becaus
e my other friend said it worked on her. haha~

I don't know if I ever mentioned this but I got the Dior airflash foundation (lightest shade they have) a few months ago because it looked really nice on my friend's skin and I wanted to know what she used the first time I saw her XD I apply this with my Sigma flat top brush but it doesn't quite create the same effect on my skin. I know she uses the Dior flat top powder brush($45)... I
went to Shoppers and tried it on with the Dior brush and the finish seemed more similar to what I saw on her face XD This foundation is medium coverage and it is very light weight. However, the staying power isn't that great. I still like my Lancome Teint Idole Fresh Wear more than this. I can use the Lancome Teint Idole Fresh everyday because it's so light weight and I just apply it with my MAC188 brush. A little bit of product will give me such great coverage so I absolutely love it :) Even though it claims to give a matte finish... It rather gives me a dewy finish, but I wear powder on top anyway so it's okay.
Another brush that i've been wanting is the Bobbi Brown blush brush($50). I feel like the blush brushes I have right now don't work that well for applying the right amount of product onto my cheeks... The shape and quality of this brush seems to be a lot better than what I have right now =P

I came across this lipstick at MAC one day and I thought it looked really nice :D What is it called? "So Sheer" !
Pretty self explanatory, it does go on pretty sheer but it's a really nice subtle coral color :) good for summer time! I loveeeeeee coral :D still loving my coral crepe paintpot :D

Monday, March 21, 2011

Sparitual Nail Polish

I came across this brand a beauty store and it was these two colors that caught my eyes. The orangy color is called "Face of Destiny" and the purple/blue ish color is called Chill (My favorite color). These nail polishes are really pigmented, one coat may even be good enough but I put two coats anyway. However, even though I used a base coat and a top coat, it still chips pretty easily.. That's too bad~ This was even more expensive than OPI but I really liked the colors so I got them anyway..!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Annabelle Single Eyeshadows

This is Annabell's eyeshadow quad for their single shadows, they only have this size which can fit four shadows. They fit MAC shadows too.

Two of their newest shades and also the only ones I own. I didn't buy their older ones because I had similar shades already but I really like the texture of the new ones~! The purple one is a matte purple, a lighter version of MAC cobalt. [These shadows don't have a label at the bottom that tells you the name so I don't remember what it's called] The pink shade has very subtle shimmer in it but you can barely see it. They are both very pigmented :)

Everything in my MAC palette is from MAC except for the two Annabelle ones. can you see where they are? [on the right hand corner and the pink right above it :)]

Got them on sale for 20% off at Rexall... Added up to seven something dollars after tax.. actually they are 25% off at shoppers this weekend or something I think... oh well -_-"

Friday, March 11, 2011

Left-Right: MAC Humid, MAC Bronze, Lancome108 Casqu d'or

Lips: MAC Shy Girl, Anna Sui lip gloss #604
Cheeks: Shu Uemura M Peach 44, NARS Albatross

- Humid on lid & middle of lower lash line
- Lancome 108 Casqu d'or on inner corners
- Bronze on crease & outter 1/3 of lower lash line
- blend out the bronze with an orangy brown shade, and any white shadow on brow bone