Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Holiday Haul: Part 1 Nail Polish

I have decided to break up my mahoosive holiday haul into categories, ie nails, lips, cheeks etc. So first up are the nail polishes. I am undoubtebly a nail polish junkie as much as a makeup junkie. So i did go a little polish crazy, but as they say when on holidays, all is forgiven. Actually that's what I say to justify my purchases.

I have to lament,what is up with the Asian beauty brands and not naming their polishes. Its all boring numbers, i mean come on how the hell am i gonna remember them. The packaging is adorable but no cute name to go with it, so slightly dissapointed there. Anyways stay tuned for a whole lot of NOTD's with my new babies:)

Topshop Nails in Daredevil, Art School, Treasure and Smashing Pumpkin
Bloop Nail Colour in H176 and H135
The Face Shop PK103, Skin Food Nail Vita 29XPI, Skin Food Pedicure Sparkle in 08WPI and 14SYI
Etude House PP905, LUCIDarling Fantastic Nails in 06 and 03
The Face Shop Nail Treatments

Friday, 27 January 2012

FOTN- Foster the People

I saw Foster the People live!!!! I love this band,actually no, I am obsessed with them and if you haven't heard of them go check them out on YouTube now. 
Onto the makeup then shall we. For some reason i really wanted a bright bold lip. I actually really like this lip colour. It's a Wet n Wild shade i picked up from a legit eBay seller and i have to say it really stayed put throughout the whole nite even after drinking a lot of wine ;)
In fact it kinda stains your lip what is with me and stains, but i love it.

Face - SmashBox Photofinish Primer, Mac Face and Body C5, Maybelline Fit Me Concealer Sand, Mac MSFN Medium Dark

Cheeks - Mac Mineralize Blush Fresh Honey , TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer

Eyes - UDPP, Mac MES Snow Season , NYX Jumbo Pencil Milk, Estee Lauder Automatic Pencil for Eyes Black,FOA Liquid Eyeliner in Black, Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara layered with Benefit BadGal Lash

Lips - Wet N Wild 909D

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

NOTD- Sally Hansen Fairy Teal

I'm back from my holiday with a little rant. 
Prior to leaving, i actualy had this nail polish on so technically its not a nail of the day but more of a nail of the past month. 
Anyways, i hate it! Why, u ask. The colour is a gorgeous teal but this nail polish stains! Even after 5 weeks, there is a slight visible stain on my nails. I fear i may be never be able to go bare nailed again! I mean it's a lovely shade and all but if this is the results it gives, no way am i wearing this range of Sally Hansen nail polish. I've never had this problem with any brand of polish, so i was and am dissapointed and upset. #firstworldproblems

 Is this only with this particular shade or do all of the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure range do this? Anyone with similar experiences?

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

What's In My Makeup Bag- Malaysian Travel Edition

I love these kinda post. Enough said.
Here are the products i packed away with me on my trip here in Malaysia and Singapore. I brought what i needed as i knew i would be accumulating more *sneaky*. Honestly i have had a lot of makeup free days as the weather is so humid, i just don't feel like slapping on a ton of product on my face and i've just been relaxing at home most days. 

Benefit PoreFessional, Mac MSFN medium dark, Mac Select Moisturecover nc42, Garnier Roll On Concealer, Benefit You Rebel
Stila Precious Pearl Eyeshadow Palette, Naked Palette

Nyx Cream blush Tea Rose, Mac Melba, Benefit Moon Beam, Chanel Powder Blush Reflex, Stila Sun Bronzing Powder 

Urban Decay Primer Potion, Nyx Eyeshadow Base, Mac Paint Pots in Bare Study and Rubenesque, Face of Australia  Liquidliner in Brown, Milani Liquifeye in Gold, Blue and Brown, Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Zero and Whiskey, Body Shop White Liner, Mac Haute and Naughty.

Chanel Mademoiselle, Mac Viva Glam 5, Rimmel Asia, Mac Lipglass Strange Potion, Revlon Lip Butters in Tutti Frutti and Red Velvet, Bare Minerals Lipgloss in Sangria, Mac Kissable Lip Colour in Woo Me

For 5 weeks away, i think its pretty decent. Don't you?

Saturday, 14 January 2012

NOTD- Topshop Art School

 So my mom and I decided to do some shopping a day after i arrived in Malaysia and of course i had to head to Topshop. Now i know they've just opened one in Melbourne but Malaysia has had a Topshop now for quite some time. I always have to pay a visit when i'm back for holidays as i love the fashion and more recently been wanting to try the makeup. 
Now this is the first time I've actually seen the makeup in person and i was so excited! In fact i headed straight to the makeup stand the moment i walked in and went swatch crazy. Unfortunately, they did not have any cream blushers that i wanted, but they did have some awesome nail colours and i snagged myself a few.

Art School is a pinky coral thats a cream finish. I really love coral polish on my skintone, it definitely looks great with a tan and since being in Malaysia i have really gotten a tan.  Some pros about TopShop nail polishes; this is day 5 of my manicure and it's still going strong, im quite impressed!. And the packaging, how cute is that! ok enough with the gushing.
 One con i have to say, it's a tiny bottle. I was expecting a little more but hey who ever finishes a whole nail polish bottle, I for one have never;)

Have you tried Topshop nail polishes? What are your favourites?

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters - Lip Swatches Part 2

This is a continuation of more Revlon Lip butters that i picked up after making my first purchase. Yes i did go a little nuts with these lippies *hides face in shame*. But i love them:) 
These i would say are some of the brighter shades. Lollipop is definitely a lip colour that is way out of my comfort zone but u know what, new year, new resolutions. I'm gonna try rock this baby! 

For swatches of my other lip butters click HERE

Sugar Plum


Raspberry Pie

Have you picked up any?

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Mineralize Me

Mineralized eyeshadows, i've always stayed away from them. In fact up until purchasing these babies i had none in my collection. I always heard bad reviews regarding pigmentation and so i always thought twice about making a purchase. That was until i swatched some at the Mac store on a recent shopping trip.

 First up, they look gorgeous in the pan. There's no denying that. A swirl of colours running through a main shade makes them look like mini galaxies. It's like they call out to you, swatch me Priyanka swatch me. So i did and i gasped. Man are they pretty awesome. No sign of pigmentation problem here. You can use these eyeshadows both wet and dry, and i was already impressed with the dry swatch so there was no doubt there that i was making a purchase.

Snow Season, Fresh Ice
The two that i picked up are from the recent Mac Glitter and Ice collection. I picked these 2 shades specifically as inner corner and browbone highlight colours as i thought they were just perfect for that. 
Snow Season and Fresh Ice swatched dry
Are you a fan of Mineralized eyeshadows? What are your favourites?

Friday, 6 January 2012

Holiday Nail Polishes

First post of the year! Yes i've been bad *please forgive the lack of updates*. I have no excuses. Anyways as a first post of the year i thought  i would run through the nail polishes i brought along with me on my holiday in Malaysia. I guess you could say if i had to pick, keyword being HAD, these are the colours that i would choose to bring along on my vacation from my crazy nail polish collection.

L to R: Opi Mermaids Tears, Designer...De Better!, Eyeko Coral, Essie Sand Tropez, Opi Rumples Wiggin, Barry M Peach Melba
I think i managed to pick a good range of shades and finishes. There's a nude, some brights and of course a shimmer polish that can be used on its own or as a top coat to jazz up any other shade. I also knew I would be picking up a few more nail polishes * can we all say nail polish junkie*, so i did try to pack lightly;)

Currently on my nails i'm rocking Opi Rumples Wiggin which is a gorgeous soft  lilac shade. I've been really loving these soft pastel shades recently and when i get bored, i just add some glitter/shimmer to it and my manicure last another week!

What are you favourite holiday nail polishes?