Tuesday, January 31, 2017

FOTD : CNY day 1

I was down with food poisoning on the second day of Chinese New Year. It was so uncool and I felt so terrible and literally felt like dying.

Anyway today I am going to talk my FOTD on the first day of Chinese New Year.

Base :
Banila Co. Prime Primer
It Cosmetics CC Cream
MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Natural
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer
H&M Bronzing Powder in Sheer Tan
YSL Kiss & Blush in 07 Corail Affranchi
Violet Voss Pro Highlighter Palette

Eyes :
Maybelline Brow Satin
ELF Mineral Eye Primer
Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in The Dolce Vita
Innisfree Gel Liner in 07
Majolica Majorca Lash Gorgeous Wing

Limecrime Matte Velvetines in Cupid

Let me tell you how much I love the Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita palette. The pop shade is to die for, I haven't seen any eyeshadow quite like this. This palette is very very easy to use, the eyeshadows all go well together, they blend like a dream.

Limecrime velvetines are like one of my favourite liquid lipstick formula. They are so light and feel like nothing on the lips. Also, they do not dry out the lips so your lips don't dry out like prunes at the end of the day. Cupid is a beautiful petal pink shade. 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

FOTD : Chinese New Year look

Happy Chinese New Year! To those who are celebrating, may the year of the rooster bring you happiness, good health and luck.

This is my first year celebrating Chinese New Year with my family after six years.
Nothing feels as good as being with the family and eating home cooked food.

Today I will sharing my Chinese New Year Eve FOTD.

The breakdown of the makeup products I have used.

Base :
Banila Co Prime Primer in Hydrating Shimmer
It Cosmetics CC Cream Illuminate
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer
Coty Airspun Loose Powder in Translucent
Innisfree Mineral Shading Contour Powder in 07
L'oreal Le Blush True Match in 140
Violet Voss Pro Highlighter Palette
MUFE Mist & Fix Setting Spray

Maybelline Brow Satin
ELF Mineral Eye Primer
Art Deco Mono Eyeshadow in 578
Divage Mono Eyeshadow in 7315
Essence the velvets in 05 Taupe Secret
Essence I love Nudes eyeshadow in Coffee Bean
Innisfree Gel Liner in 8
Maybelline The Magnum Mascara

Lips :
Give me Glow Liquid Lipstick in Pink Rose Cupcake

I took some sample from Sephora for the It Cosmetics CC Cream to try out if I really like it before taking the plunge to buy it. So far, I am really liking it, it makes my skin look really flawless. The illuminate one contains microshimmer which is not visible from afar but I know many will find it off putting. For my skin type, the shimmers does good on creating a beautiful glow, it find the shimmers really beautiful. I don't have much pores on my skin so it is not an issue. Also, my skin leans on the dryer side. I did take sample of the normal version too, I will testing that out too.

Also, I have opened my Maybelline Age Rewind and put it to the test. So far, It has been good. I am not too picky about undereye concealer because I do not have visible dark eye circles, just as long it does not crease and does some light covering and illumination it will do good. This product ticks all the boxes. So I guess I will be sticking with using this concealer and a few others that I previously own and won't be buying anymore new concealers.

I have this Give me Glow Liquid Lipstick for quite some time. I would say I am impressed with the formula of Give me Glow. Price point to product wise, it 's pretty great considering that mostly liquid lipsticks are at the USD18-20 range and it's really comfortable to wear, it last all day long (as long you don't go down chomping on greasy food). 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

FOTD: Nudes

Face : Etude House Face Conditioning Cream, Maybelline Dream Satin Fluid, Catrice Matt Plus Powder, Catrice Camouflage High Coverage Liquid Concealer, Essence Me & My Ice Cream Blush, Flomar Terracotta Powder in Dual Gold
Eyes : Ellefar Glitter Eyeshadow in Brown, Catrice Absolute Nude Palette, Rimmel Scandal'eyes liquid eyeliner, Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara, Rimmel Wonder'full Mascara, Maybelline Brow Satin, Kiss Me Eyebrow Mascara
Lips : Me Now Liquid Lipstick in #18

I think I grew to kinda liking the Maybelline Dream Satin Fluid. It feels light on the skin. The only thing I noticed is in the end of the day the foundation clings to dry spots.
I have been loving the Me Now Liquid Lipstick in #18. This shade is just so gorgeous. I have using this shade to death. The liquid lipstick dries down very tacky but I have found a way to make it less tacky by dusting translucent powder all over my lips. It reduces the tackiness. Great liquid lipstick for USD1. I can't complain much. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Hermo haul : Missha & Brigitte

This is another Hermo haul post. I do not how much money had I donated to Hermo. 
Probably my six month worth of lunch money. 

Okay. So, I placed an order on Hermo when I saw the Missha Magic Cushion went on sale.

Missha had a collaboration with LINE awhile ago and everything they released is nothing but cute. I wanted to try the cushion but I wasn't willing to pay full price so I did placed the thought of purchasing it aside and hoping there is a sale soon so I could grab it up. The other day I saw that Hermo was having sort of like clearance on this cushion, I immediately grabbed it up before it goes out of stock.

Hermo provides free shipping when you purchase two items and above. To make the shipping free, I placed the Brigitte eyeshadow palette because I was interested in trying this Japanese brand out.

The compact is so cute!
It comes with an extra puff and also refill.

Brigitte Romantic Eyes Eyeshadow.

This brand was endorsed by Rola. The website was so cute and romantic looking. Got totally sucked into buying their stuffs.
When I first got this eyeshadow palette, I found the packaging to be a bit 'bleh', it does not look as good as photographed. I found it a little cheap plastic looking.

The shade I purchased is BR-1

It is a very basic brown eyeshadow palette.
There's nothing special but you can never go wrong with these type of shades.

Looks like I won't be purchasing from this brand until something from its line is gonna wow me. If you are looking for a great Japanese drugstore eyeshadow palette, please check out KATE and Canmake.

Friday, January 13, 2017

2017 High End wishlist

New year new high end beauty wishlist. Here we go again.

I think the Dior Nude Air Serum foundation has been on my wishlist last year but in the end, I did not get to buying it in 2016. So, 2017 is the year to get it.
I am all about the serum foundation. I have gone through the reviews on it and I think it is one of the foundation I should try out for my dry combination skin.

The Guerlain Lingerie de Peau. I have been wanting to try this foundation for ages. Now, they have revamped the formula and I heard it has became even better. Hoping I could try it soon.

I have swatched Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer in Sephora a few times and oh boy, I love the finish of it. It's so smooth and silky. I am looking forward to getting myself a bottle to try it out since I am still looking for a great primer.

2016 is the year of stick foundation but I have yet jump on to the bandwagon. One stick foundation that has been gathering great reviews is the Hourglass Seamless Stick Foundation. I have swatched a few times in Sephora and I am quite liking how it feel. The price tag is a little eek! Let's see I can save enough to get it.

When YSL released its own take of the cushion foundation. I already had my eyes on it. YSL is not available in Malaysia. I am waiting the day I go overseas so I could pick up one myself.

I have gotten myself the Chanel Rouge Allure Ink just right before the new year as a welcoming 2017 treat and oh boy, I love this liquid lipstick. It is just what I wanted in a liquid lipstick. I am kinda over the overly matte type. I am looking to pick up shade 140 which is out of stock over the counters currently.

The other lip product I have the NARS Velvet Lip Glide in Bound. Everytime I step into the NARS counter, I just have my eyes on these lip products and I just keep swatching them but never got to buying them. I think I have been annoying the sales assistant by doing this.

I own the Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita Luxury Palette and I love that eye palette very very much. The texture of the eyeshadows are so buttery and smooth, pigmentation is spot on and the shades are just so easy to use. This just makes me want to expand my Charlotte Tilbury palette collection. I am eyeing at the shade The Vintage Vamp.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

2017 resolutions

2017 did come in a blink of an eye. I know this sounds cliche but it felt like 2016 just started.

So, 2016 was an eventful year for me. I have finally graduated university and this year, I will be joining the work force. This frightens me because I don't think I am ready to do all the adulting yet but well, I guess no one is ever ready. When the time comes, it comes. We humans are just creatures of circumstances. Somehow someway we will strive through it and make it. 

Let's start with my simple resolutions for this year

1. Maintain a healthy lifestyle

I have been working out for about 3 years. Can't believe it. I have came a long way from being unhealthy to healthier. With my new job soon, I doubt I have time to practice my workout. So, I am just hoping I would able to slide in 2-3 workout sessions in a week. If I can't I will try all means to make my lifestyle healthier.

2. Start a piggy bank and aim to save a certain amount

As long as the money is right infront of you. You can't help but spend it. It is really hard to save. Trust me I am one of those people.
So starting a piggy bank and aim how much to save.There's a better chance to have a certain amount of saving with a piggy bank because there's only input no output. When you can't see the money, there's a higher chance you don't spend it.

3. Invest on the skin

If your skin is great, makeup will look great on your skin. The skin is your blank canvas.
Skincare is very important in making your skin look good. I mean there are some people who are blessed with great skin. I am not one with perfect skin. I actually spent a lot on skincare to get the skin I have today. A good skin boost confidence level and also makes makeup look better.

4. Stay positive

More positive energy life just makes everything better. Life's too short to be so negative on everything.

5. Stop hoarding

Actually I have been better in the year 2016 when it comes to makeup hoarding but I still wish to improve in this area. Buy only if it has great reviews and I know I will use it. No point having a mountain high worth of makeup when you use only 1% of it.

6. Start a new hobby

I think it would be cool to start a new hobby. Maybe start colouring? gardening?

7. Be more thoughtful

2016 is a year I have heard many people around me losing friends and people they love. It just hit me deeply. I just want to be more thoughtful towards the people I love. Maybe like spend more time with them, talk more to them, gift them more often. Appreciate these people more because you never know what is ever going to happen.

These are my simple resolutions for 2017. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

2017 drugstore beauty wishlist

drugstore 2017 wishlist

In 2017, I hope that I will be able to collect more Makeup Geek eyeshadows. They are so good (comparable to MAC) and really affordable, just a fraction of MAC's price tag. Honestly, I think MAC's eyeshadows are a wee bit overpriced despite owning a few of them.

2016 have been the year of drugstore foundation releases. Based on reviews, I am really hoping I could try Milani Conceal + Perfect, LA Pro Coverage and Wet n Wild Photofocus foundation.

There hasn't been good drugstore liquid lipstick releases at first but the end of the year, I scan see the drugstore beauty are upping their game in the liquid lipstick section. I have been wanting to try the Milani Liquid Lipsticks. I have my eyes on the shade Lust and Beloved.
Meanwhile Zoeva has released their line of liquid lipstick - the pure velour lips. I have many good experience with the brand Zoeva, I am really curious how their liquid lipstick will perform. I am interested in the shade 'Faint of Heart'

Revlon's liquid lipstick is not like the conventional liquid lipstick that dries down to a complete matte despite claiming to be matte.Even so, the formula got me really wanting to try it. The gel like texture is said to be very moisturizing and the same time comfortable on the lips. It's probably a good liquid lipstick for me on days my lips are dying.

People have been raving about the Wet n Wild Contouring Palette. I really hope I will be able to get one myself to try out. 

Monday, January 2, 2017

Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017

Happy New Year 2017. Another year just flew pass in a blink of an eye.

In the year 2016, many events took place. One of the most important event that has happened in 2016 or even you could even say that is the one of the most important event in my life was that I have graduated medical school and I am back home in Malaysia.

There are definitely many things I have missed about Moscow despite having many complains about the place. Being back in Malaysia just for 5 months or so made me realize how much I have missed the European style way of life. I missed those cultural events in the park, musicals, ballet which I can't get back here.
Streets are so happening during Christmas and New Year. I can keep going on and on with this list but I am going to keep it for some other days.

The summary of what I did in 2016

- Visited Zurich ( Switzerland), Munich (Germany), Barcelona (Spain), Lisbon (Portugal), Beijing (China), (Ulan-Bator) Mongolia, Bali (Indonesia), Bangkok (Thailand), London (UK).

- Completed my Transsiberia and Transmongolia journey

- Snowboard for the first time in my life

- Rode on a husky sleigh for the first time in my life

- Got my first car and my first loan.

- Bought my first Jo Malone perfume.

- Rode on a horse for the first time in my life.

- Visited Lake Baikal.

- Graduated medical school.

- Climbed the peak of Gunung Nuang. A 10 hours hike up and down.

- Saw my first Sakura

- Maintained my fitness routine through 2016

I am kinda nervous of what 2017 is bringing on. I am going to start work in 2017 and I won't be having time for my blog or even have time for myself. I do not know how am I going to manage my schedule yet.
Let's hope for the best for me for this new year.