Saturday, June 30, 2012

Haul mania - Cherry Culture Part 1

Now is to the Cherry Culture haul - part 1.
Wow, looks like I have a lot of hauls to show right. Well, all the items are collectively bought in the span of 10 months.

Here is what I have picked up.
Actually all I wanted was just the highly raved Milani Baked Blushers but me being me, my hands got itchy and this is what happened.

Jordana Incolor Squeeze an' Shine Super Shiny Tasty Lip Gloss in Honey Luau and  Strawberry Icing.
These lipglosses smell great. They just smell so good that you just wanna lick them off your lips.
When I first received them in the package, my whole package smelt like these lipglosses.

NYX Round Lipsticks in from left : Strawberry Milk, Fig, Orange Soda, Pumpkin Pie.
I previously owned Strawberry Milk, Orange Soda and Pumpkin Pie. They are my go to colours and these are backups.
I grabbed them before their price increase. They were sold at USD1.75 each previously on Cherry Culture.

Jordana Matte Lipstick in Lavender Lady.
It only cost USD1.30 which is super affordable, no harm picking them out to try.
What I hate the most is the fact that the lipstick doesn't twist all the way down, it is so easy to damage the lipstick while capping/uncapping it.
Lavender Lady is a purple toned pink lipstick.

LA girl HD high definition concealer. The colour I got is in Natural.
This concealer has been receiving high reviews from the beauty community, at USD2, I thought I just couldn't miss the chance so I placed an order for it.
I am not a concealer person but it is fun to try out different things.

Natural seems the perfect fit for my skintone. The last time I checked with MAC, I am a NC20 but since I moved to Moscow, I think I got somewhat lighter.
It is a bit of risk to order this since there wasn't ample swatches and the swatches on Cherry Culture doesn't help at all. 

NYX Lip pencil in Dolly Pink and Rose.
They are shorter what I expect them to be. 

Dolly Pink is a bright barbie pink.
Rose is a light toned rose pink. 

Now comes the highly anticipated drugstore blushers.
The ones I got are Dolce Pink and Luminoso. 

The last two items I got from this batch of Cherry Culture haul. 
NYX single eyeshadow in Sparkle Cedar and Jordana Loose Eyeshadow in Brownie.

Stay tune for part 2 or the 2nd batch of Cherry Culture haul. =)

Friday, June 29, 2012

ELF haul - June

This is my ELF haul part 2. It is bigger than my first one.
The items I picked up are the items I mostly likely will use and interested in trying out.

ELF Studio Cream Eyeshadow in Dawn. It is a beautiful taupe but from the picture it doesn't look like it.
My camera and the lighting is washing the colour out a lot.
I am pretty shock to see the packaging, it is very bulky. It takes a lot of space. As you can see it compared to the ELF mineral booster-large in the first picture, they are almost the same size.

The ELF Mineral Booster in Sheer- Large.
It comes with 17.85g worth of product for USD8, which is a very good buy.

ELF Studio Glossy Gloss in Wild Watermelon and Pink Candy.
I heard lots of rave reviews about these glosses.
Wild Watermelon is a bright dark blue-toned pink.
Pink Candy is a baby pink, almost a nude colour.

ELF Studio Radiance Enhancer in Spotlight.
I never used the ELF shimmery facial whip in spotlight before so I can't compare this with the facial whips.
It has a lilac base which is great colour for a highlighter for pale skintones.

ELF studio matte lip pencil in TeaRose.
This colour has a purple undertone, I don't know if I can pull it off but it is definitely pretty.

I am gonna do a comparison between the ELF Studio Mineral Powder Brush and ELF Studio Blush Brush.
As you can see from the photo, size wise they look very similar.
The Mineral Powder Brush is small for a powder brush, I doubt it can function as a powder brush when you are in hurry and on the go. It is just too small for an over the face powdering.
And the ELF Studio Blush Brush is already small itself.

Left : ELF Studio Powder Brush Right: ELF Studio Blush Brush

The ELF Studio Powder Brush is fluffier and thicker than the blush brush, the blush brush is flatter and thinner.
If you own either one then I think there's no point getting the other.
Quality wise, they are very soft and doesn't shed at all (for mine atleast) after washing.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Getting the gold.

Nothing feels better than a whole bunch of items waiting for you at home.
Feels like Christmas.

Hora! When I opened the cupboard. My heart literally screamed in joy.
The amount of love packages for me.

I am start off with a mini ELF haul- part 1
Since I am at home now, I have more flexibility in taking photos and working around with the photos.

The first part of the ELF haul, I only got three items.
ELF Studio blushes in Fuchsia Fusion and Giddy Gold, ELF Studio Powder Brush.

The ELF Studio Powder Brush is the best foundation brush I have ever used.
When I do ELF hauls, I always buy one backup of it.

ELF studio blush in Fuchsia Fusion.
From reviews, it is said to be a dupe of NARS' Angelika. I do not own Angelika thus I can't give a comment on this.
This blush is a bright medium rose toned blush with slight blue base with lots of golden shimmers.
Very beautiful .

ELF studio blush in Giddy Gold.
I am not sure how to describe the colour of this blush. It is definitely not gold.
It is more of a orangy golden bronze. A great colour for summer.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

back home

I am finally home after a full day journey on plane
I feels so good to be home. Spending time with my family. 

In Hong Kong's duty free shop, I stumbled across a brand I have been loving that is not available in most countries. 
I will post a post dedicate to that buy in the next post or so. 

Also, I would be posting collective haul posts when I sort things out.

For now I will post an EOTD of a few days ago.

Lately I have been more interested in creating a natural look. So all I did is I tightlined my eyes and applied mascara. That's all, no eyeshadow involved

For my lips, I used Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in 038 In Vogue.
All I did is I dabbed the lipstick across my lip and spread it out to create a natural yet pretty pigmented lips. 

The completed look! 

Saturday, June 23, 2012

more food!

I bought a lace dress I wanted for a long time from New Look, it finally went on sale, almost half off!

Only the pink colour lace dress was on sale. It comes in blue, white and pink.

Now to the food spam! I have been eating a lot since exams are over.
I am gonna be a pig soon!

Classic Cinnabon and Chocolate Cinnabon.
I was really sweet that it gives me headaches but the aroma of the cinnamon is too good.

There's also a Korean food spam.
I went to eat at a Korean restaurant near my university - Jasmine.

Green Tea with Lemon.
It smells heavenly but the green tea taste is very faint. It taste like normal black tea with lemon.

Korean fried rice cake.
My favourite Korean dish.
The sauce was great but the rice cake seems undercooked. It was pretty hard.

Spicy sauce fried chicken.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Semester ends

I finished my exam today, settled all my documents and I am finally done with 2nd year!
It is officially summer break for me and in 4 days time, I am heading back home.
So happy and excited.

Also, I am worrying about my luggage weight. I am literally transporting my wardrobe and vanity from Moscow back to Malaysia and forth.

I did a very small cosmetics haul today.
Max Factor and Rimmel had some clearance at the Hypermarket so I just grabbed some items.
It is unusual to see a price slash for cosmetics over here.

Here is what I picked up.
Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick, Max Factor eyeshadow and Merilin Lipgloss.

The colour I got for Rimmel Lasting Finish lipstick is 038 In Vogue.

It is a bright dark pink with blue undertones.

The swatch for the Merilin lipgloss.
The lipgloss is cheap yet the pigmentation is great, pretty long lasting and not sticky.
What that may irk people off is the scent. It is somewhat like a plastic sugar smell. Not very pleasant.
but I always go back to get more of them since they only cost 25Rubles.

The last one is the Max Factor eyeshadow.
My obsession with brown eyeshadows never end. 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

cruise in my heart

On Saturday I had a fun time celebrating my friends' birthday. We did lots of activities from eating out to bowling, playing pool and the coolest thing we went on a cruise in Moscow River.

Our cruise.

Moscow River.

The wind was really strong on the cruise.
It was really cold and I am glad I had a spare long skirt to change because the wind is blowing my skirt away!

A EOTD post.

It is the first time using Yves Rocher's Iridescent veil as an eye base.
It is very glittery and it stays on for quite some time, about 6 hours or so.

Instead of drawing the eyeliner outside, I tightlined the eyeliner. 
Looks more natural. 

I am using Fennel Lip Pencil in Rosa.
I really love this colour. It is so gorgeous and it is really long lasting! 

Finally, a FOTD.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

15th of June

Another haulage coming here!
I have been picking up stuffs to please myself. I am oh so materialistic.

I bought more lip stuff especially the lip liners, so many backups, they are so cheap yet so good.
They cost only 13 Roubles (USD0.40).
Such a steal!

The other lipliner colour I has swatched it here.
This one is a dark bright pink.

I wore this today and I really love it.

Merilin Lip Gloss and Water Shine Lipgloss.
I am looking for a peachy lipgloss colour so I bought them

They look the same in the swatch.
The top swatch is Merilin Water Shine Lipgloss. Bottom is the normal lip gloss.
The normal lipgloss is more opaque than the water shine lipgloss.

And the 15% off at the nearby beauty store.
Picked up two foundations for the sake of picking up something. I need more foundations as if I need a hole in my head.

Ninelle Matt Effect Foundation in 101 and Max Factor Pan Stick.

I tried the tester for Max Factor's pan stick and I immediately fell in love with the fact that it is a stick foundation.
It is very creamy and heavy coverage from what I've tried from the tester.
I never tried a stick form foundation before but I find it very convenient to have one especially when you are on the go or traveling.
It cost 269Roubles for 9g.

Ninelle Matt Effect Foundation was an impulse buy because of the nice packaging, the champagne and pink is a nice combination and the fact it says it is a matt foundation.
It cost 199Roubles for 35ml.

Also I bought something cool that I've wanted for so longgg!

a fox tail! Huge one and it only cost 300 Roubles at the souvenir area.
Loving it so much, it is so soft. 

Monday, June 11, 2012

Mini haul-lip stuff

I haven't been posting for awhile because I have been busy with exams and now since everything is over.
I am back with full force.

I finally cleared all my credit, all I need to do now is to sit for finals in a week time then It's time for me to fly back home.
I am so excited!!

Also here comes a mini haul.

I picked up some affordable cosmetics from the Hypermarket.
All of cosmetics cost less than USD1 each.

Lavelle lipgloss. They are shimmery lipgloss and really pigmented for their price.

The left swatch is a bronzy-gold-orange color with gold shimmer.
The right swatch is a yellow toned pink with silver shimmer.

Merilin lipgloss. This brand, although it is cheap, the pigmentation , consistency of their  lipgloss is awesome. I bought their lipgloss before and I am in love with them.

Here are the swatches.

isn't the pigmentation so great? I am in love with this lip gloss
The top is a mid-tone rose color.
and the bottom is a bubblegum light pink color.

A bubblegum pink lipliner from Fennel.
It is pigmented and very creamy.

That's all for the haul.
Planning to buy more to bring back home.