Friday, 30 December 2011

Chanel Illusion D'ombre Eye Shadow E'Bluoi

In keeping with the Chanel theme , this is one of the much raved about Chanel Illusion D'ombre eyeshadows in E'bluoi that the boyfriend picked up for me a while ago. I have been meaning to write a post about this but never had the time. Since it's my birthday tomorrow, i'm planning to finally wear it. Perfect timing rite:)

It's a gorgeous brown shade with gold shimmer running through it, simply stunning. The consistency of this shadow is rather peculiar, it's a mousse with  a sponge like texture that glides on like a dream. You can use it as a base, a wash of colour all over the lids or even just to line the eyes. It does come with a mini brush for application if your in a pinch. 

I'm looking forward to seeing how this holds up against my oily lids, hopefully they last longer than the Mac paint pots on me * fingers crossed*

Have you tried these eye shadows? Thoughts?

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Early Christmas Presents

Since i wouldn't be spending Christmas in Sydney this year with the boyfriend and his family, we had a pre-Christmas pressie opening, a day before i left for Malaysia. I had previously mentioned that i was lemming for some Chanel makeup and he was sweet enough to ask me to pick out a few items I wanted.  Boy was it hard!! but i finally decided on  a gorgeous blush and a lipstick to match. I have yet to use them, as I am waiting for my b'day i.e New Years Eve to slap them on *yay*

Rouge Coco 05 Mademoiselle
Powder Blush 82 Reflex

I will be away in Singapore during the Christmas period and so I would like to wish all my lovely readers  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! Hope you guys have a wonderful holiday wherever you are:)

Thursday, 22 December 2011

NOTD- Essie Very Structured

Dissapointment. Dissapointment in a bottle is all i have to say about this particular Essie polish. In the bottle/online it looked like a gorgeous burnt brown shade. That obviously didn't translate onto my nails. Instead it came out like any other chocolate coloured polish. 
Oh well , you learn i guess. I swear swatches online made this colour look more like a burnt orange/chocolate shade rather than a plain chocolate. My bad.

Have you ever been disappointed by a nail polish colour?

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Black Friday Haul

Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving in America where there are massive sales in store and online. Of course i decided to take advantage of this day as some of the sales on offer were ridiculous. Example being TheBalm cosmetics, which i have been wanting to try for a very long time. I was thrilled to find that they ship internationally as many companies don't, so yay for TheBalm!!

I decided to pick up some of the blushers as i have seem many vloggers/bloggers rave about them as well as the infamous Mary-Lou Manizer highlight.

The packaging is so cute, very retro 50's inspired pictures.

Mary-Lou Manizer Luminizer, Frat Boy, Down Boy, Cabana Boy

Do you take advantage of the crazy Black Friday sales? 

Friday, 16 December 2011

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters - Lip Swatches

So as promised here are the swatches of the Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters that i recently purchased and did a first impressions HERE. Now I have since bought a few more colours and there will be a second post with swatches of them.

So what do i think:
Lasting power, nothing great than any ordinary lippy. 2 hours of wear before i need a touch up.

They do not dry out my lips surprisingly as i tend to get very dry lips when i use most lipsticks and have to apply a balm in between touch ups, i guess the name lip butters does have some truth to it;)

Colour selection is pretty awesome, all though as you can see from the swatches some colours do not suit me, I am totally in love with Tutti Frutti and Red Velvet. Basically there is bound to be a colour that you might like.

Peach Parfait is the only sparkly shade I have and it's definitely not gritty in texture and decently pigmented. The other shades just have a glossy finish to them.

Creme Brulee
Berry Smoothie

Pink Truffle

Peach Parfait

Tutti Frutti

Red Velvet

I'm loving these lippys at the moment, I find i tend to reach for them more so than my other lippys. And considering the amount I have, this says a lot:)
Look out for Part 2 soon.

Monday, 12 December 2011

FOTN - First Year Done!!

I'm done!! 1 year of pharmacy school is done and dusted. It was a hard and long road, lots of blood, sweat and tears shed but u know what, it was all worth it. Bring on the holidays and second year *yikes*

So last Friday, to celebrate the end of first year, we had the Pharmacy ball and as a treat to myself * i also needed all the help i could get to undo what exam stress had done to me;) I decided to book in for my makeup to be done at the local Mac counter. And boy was i happy with the results. 

The lovely MUA Elanora did a wonderful job. I asked for a dewy/glowy/wideyed look and she delivered.
Can i just say individual fake lashes are DA BOMB!!!!! I have never ever used any fake lashes ever in my life and i decided to give them a try. The MUA recommend individual lashes as they look more natural and i LOVED them. Now i know how Kim K feels!! 

I can't remember every thing she used , i know naughty blogger but i was too excited/rushed throughout the day that i didn't have everything written down so apologies for that.

Face - Mac Mineral Foundation, Mac Melba, Mac MSF Soft n Gentle

Lips - She did use Mac Morange initially with a lip brush but i touched up with Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti

Eyes - Mac Still Life Paint, Phloof inner corner, Gleam and Mythology all over the lid and Black Tied to smoke it out slightly, Mac Blacktrack Fluid line, and tons of individual lashes.

I absolutely recommend getting your makeup done at a Mac or even any makeup counter of your choice for a big event. It was a great experience talking to a professional makeup artist, discussing different products and it's just convenient. I loved every minute of it and will definitely be back for graduation year:)

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Seduced By the Glitter Gods

So as mentioned in a previous post, I have been seduced by the Glitter Gods of nail polish. In other words i kinda went nuts on some shimmery/glittery nail polishes. It started off with Excuse Moi from the Opi Muppets collection and i thought that would be it. But oh no, was i wrong.

Enabled by several nail bloggers with their gorgeous swatches of beautiful glitter polishes, namely from the Muppets collection I kinda went nuts. All though Designer de, Better! and Warm and Fozzie aren't chunky glitter polishes, they're more of fine glitter particles that are gorgeous in different lighting. And yes i did have to finally pick up Teenage Dream, i must be the last person on earth, It's out of this world i admit, simply stunning.

Opi Excuse Moi, Designer de, Better!, Warm and Fozzie, Teenage Dreams

Btw i'm done with uni for 7 weeks!!!!So i shall hopefully be back to regular postings and catching up on my fav blogs that i've missed out on so many post. Till then xox

Monday, 5 December 2011

First Impressions - Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters

These are all the craze on Youtube/ in the blogosphere. Our lucky fellow bloggers from across the pond have been raving about these lippies . So i finally gave in and purchased 6 of these lippies through trusty old eBay and these are my first impressions on them.

Initially as i swatched them on my hand they struck me as to being waxy in texture as opposed to creamy which was what I imagined them to be. I mean come on, lip butter, no brainer rite. So i was a little disappointed there, but as i kept playing around with them them, trying them on my lips i came to the conclusion that despite not being as moisturizing as i expected them to be, i really like them.

Main reason being, i can see myself being able to slap this on when i'm in a pinch.These are definitely the kind of lipsticks you don't have to think about when applying. The lighter shades give a slight colour and glossiness to the lips and the darker shades are more pigmented if you want a little more colour on your lips. Despite being waxy in formulation they feel good on my lips, so it feels like a balm but with more colour payoff. 

My  picks out of the bunch are Tutti Frutti, a gorgeous coral which is so gonna be my go-to for summer and Red Velvet. This is definitely a red i will be able to rock in the daytime, in fact anytime without feeling odd.
I haven't as yet tested out they're lasting power and how moisturizing they are etc as i have been stuck in my room studying and having a whole week of no makeup, so I will be doing lip swatches in an upcoming post together with my final thoughts on them after i give them a proper test run.

Top to bottom: Creme Brulee, Peach Parfait, Pink Truffle, Tutti Frutti, Berry Smoothie, Red Velvet

Overall based on first impressions, I am impressed. So impressed that I  have already put in another order online for other shades!!!I'm crazy i know ;)

Have you tried Revlon Lip Butters? What are your thoughts?

Saturday, 3 December 2011

NOTD- Australis Bombshell & Opi Excuse Moi

I've gone glitter crazy. I never thought this day would come but i have succumbed to the craze of glitter nails. Before i go into it i will be doing a seperate post on the few glitter nail polishes i have hauled recently. This post is on my first experimentation with some glitter.

Now i have always stayed away from them mainly because they're a massive pain in the behind to remove. Yes i'm a lazy, lazy girl and i do not like to spend a heck of a long time removing my nail polish. 
But i was feeling adventurous, so i first picked out Bombshell as I was in the mood for a bright *bam* in your face pink exam stress maybe who knows and it turned out gorgeous.  

Australis Bombshell*

A gorgeous barbie pink for a statement nail.

Then i spied this. Opi Excuse Moi, it's orgasmic don't you think. I sure do;)

The final result, i heart glitter.I played it safe though, only painting my middle and ring finger,  but i'll get there eventually.
What are your thought on glitter polishes? Are you a lazy biatch like me, or do you go the whole nine yards?

*Disclaimer: I received this product as part of the Australian Beauty Blogger Weekend (ABBW) goody bag. This does not affect my thoughts and opinions on the product. I am and will always be 100% honest :)