Tuesday, May 13, 2014

What's In My Makeup Bag 2014 Edition

I am already due for a new makeup bag considering this is actually a pencil case, but for now it's a pretty good makeup bag. I don't tend to bring eyeshadow, eyeshadow primer, BB base or eyelash curlers around anymore, it ended up being too bulky and I never used them.
First off in the kitty bag of happiness, concealer and a brush that is probably definitely not for concealers but I don't caare!
Essence 16h stay all day long-lasting concealer of lies
 And next up, blush! I never usually reapply blush but I carry it anyway??? For the one in one million chance that I do decide to reapply it.
Etude House Lovely Cookie Blusher #2 Strawberry Choux
 I aallso carry my clear pact even though I tend to not reapply this either.. well... And a brush because it goes on too cakey with the pad in it.
Tonymoly Cats Wink Clear Pact #1 Clear Skin & Essence brush
 I also tend to carry a type of chapstick, but hello kitty version.... So it's not really chapstick but I can't think of another word that works for it at the moment plus whatever lip product I have on for the day - today being lip tint + gloss.
Tonymoly Tony Tint #1 Cherry Pink, Hello Kitty Sweet Lips Yummy Raspberry, Essence XXXL Shine lipgloss
 Aaaannd BB cream, which I do in fact also reapply.
Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Bright Fit #2 Light Beige
 And various eye/around eye products, which I also only sometimes reapply but it's there juuust in case. I've been using Dolly Wink eyeliner lately because I've run out of my other one. ;;

Dolly Wink eyeliner in black, Etude House Drawing Eye Brow #??? and Tonymoly Cats Wink Mascara Volume & Long Lash
And FOTD because this is a makeup post, right? Right. THIS WAS THE ONLY SEMI NICE PICTURE I TOOK TODAY GOOD LORD

Monday, May 5, 2014

Marc Jacobs Honey Perfume

 SO I am finally back after what, four months? of being completely unable to write reviews. I kept trying every week but just wasn't feeling it but NOW I AM BACK. WITH PERFUME.
This is one of the first "expensive" perfumes I've owned, I actually have wanted it for a while but could never justify spending more than $15 on perfume. BUT my mum recently went over to Mexico for a work ~thing~ and asked before she left if I wanted perfume when she was over there since it's cheaper, my answer was "if you can find something that smells like flowers or candy, I'm in." and she came back with this which I was... Not expecting.
 Super cute logo on the side~ I'm not usually a fan of "bitter" types of perfumes that hurt your nose but this one is pretty okay because after a while it just kind of smells a bit like flowers. Also, needless to say I love the bottle so much oh my god am I a sucker for cute packaging.
It's just so cute I swear ;~;

It also came in a huuuge box that was kind of unnecessary but it was still super cute packaging so I'm fine with that... I guess.
I wouldn't suggest this for anyone that doesn't like smelling their 50 year old aunt who wears 10x too much perfume and it chokes you, it smells kinda like that at first. I mostly just wanted this for the bottle, is that bad???

  • super, super cute packaging
  • smells pretty good 
  • cute PACKAGING
  • luckily the bitter old lady-esque smell that reminds me of my mothers friends goes away after a while and it just smells like flowers

  • it cost her $64 and I saw it in a store earlier this week for AU$89
  • it has the bitter smell at first which hurts my feelings LOL
  • huge box? why? 
  • I'm too stingy to rebuy it if it ever gets used up

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Essence Liquid Ink Eyeliner Waterproof

Some time soon I'll stop being lazy and actually review more things a month but I'm still unsure if this month is that month.
Also, I turned 20 on Christmas. Hooray.

Anyway, this eyeliner may claim to be waterproof but that doesn't make it smudgeproof. Scratch at your eyes even a little bit and it's going to go everywhere.
I've only continued using it because I'm much too lazy to buy a new one/all my other liners are pencil.

Also, just a warning, there was obviously no thought put into the packaging because whenever I open it it goes EVERYWHERE like you gotta put your hand around the opening when you open it or else your clothes will get black eyeliner on them and you will most prob have to change... Just a warning. (you can even see all the liner around the rim on the picture up above)
The brush is also F grade, it's started to have flyaway strands on it.

Honestly, I didn't take real pictures for this and I did have swatch test pictures but I can't seem to find them anymore so I'm gonna do a D grade review.

 It looks nice when you first put it on but after an hour ? or even less, especially if you rub your eyes, it'll start going flaky and flake off onto your face and everything and that is such a goddamn pain what the hell.

  • Good enough if you need liner quickly/are waiting for one from the internet
  • was probably only $5 so I should have realised it would be bad

  • Not smudgeproof
  • Dries up and flakes
  • Bad packaging
  • just crappy in general tbh

I promise next review I will do it well... maybe. hahahaha

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

November/December Makeup Favourites

And here we see lazy blogger doing lazy post! I've been wanting to do these kinds of posts all year but I always forget, soooo let's see if I can do these more than once this coming year! I bet $5 on me failing
I was planning on doing dislikes but the main things I disliked this year were
a) Etude House Sweet Recipe All Over Colours because they wouldn't stay on no matter what I did
b) Tonymoly Cats Wink BB cream because it exploded in my makeup bag and
c) Tonymoly Cats Wink BB cream base because... it exploded in my makeup bag too. I suggest not buying them... if you want to keep the cute makeup bag that you paid a lot for... Like they're good but um... Exploding... Not good...
I'm going through my old reviews to link stuff and I am so mad at my eyebrows they're so uglylyyylyyy

 Anyway, I've been using these products a looot over the last month and a bit and they're toootally worth buying. ;u; sorry not sorry it's mostly Etude but they do put out good stuff omg
 First off, Etude House Missing U, I Can Fly Hand Cream Peach Peach Peach ~ Smells just like the panda one from one of the previous lines of handcreams, which was my favourite, kind of oily at first but smells good enough to ignore that.
 Etude House Sweet Recipe Candy Stick #3 Lemon Candy ~ The thing I wear the most on my lips, it's a suuuper sweet colour and doesn't rub off too easily!
 Etude House Drawing Eye Brow #1 (probably) Super easy to use, one side is an eyebrow brush, I looove this but as my hair keeps getting lighter, I'm now looking for a good blonde eyebrow mascara.
 Maybelline Colour Whisper 'One Size Fits Pearl' and Essence Stay With Me Longlasting Lipgloss #1 Me and My Ice Cream - I haven't reviewed either of these yet, the first one is a nude lipstick which is cute for natural looks and the lipgloss is also more nude than pink while on, isn't as longlasting as it attempts to seem but still cute nonetheless. :>
 Tonymoly Cats Wink Pact - Also not reviewed, though I should do it soon, I've moved back to this one from my Etude Sweet Recipe one since this one cakes up less on my face.
 Etude House Sweet Recipe Baby Choux Base #2 Berry Choux
Lightens your skin, hides a fair amount of redness, makes your bb cream last a fair amount of time and has the most adorable breakable jar!
Etude House Dear Girls Vitcara Long & Curl Mascara - super lengthening, doesn't clump too much, super cute packaging!

Honourable mention;

Monday, November 25, 2013

Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips-talk OR209

So seeing as the girls over at thehiddenthimble were having a blogshop and mentioned Etude products I went along because oh man, it has been soooo long since I have bought makeup cough mostly because I own way too much cough and I've been wanting to buy new Etude products for ages... Of any kind. I need to please my need for all the Etude makeup...
So yeah, I got the Blooming Lips-talk OR209. Now, I've already got PK006, OR207 and RD302 as seen in this super awful old blogpost... And let's just say... The orange I bought then didn't suit my skin whatsoever. Sooo I went with the one that was closest to a pink/orange/what-colour-are-you-even-meant-to-be?
 The top photo is under fluorescent lighting and the bottom under natural light. I'm not even sure I should call this orange? I've stared at this picture for so long being like, "I guess it could be orange... But it's so pink". Either way, it's a really wonderful colour and I love it, I'm just confused as to why it's under the 'OR' label... It's a pink/orange lovechild.
 The tubes still have the super cute heart/tiaras on them which I adore so much. ;O;
 And the bottles are still super, super cute! (Like I want to buy the colour pop series but the tubes are orange/white? My pink feelings where did they go...) So even if you don't like the colour you get, having these in your room is super princess-y~ I kind of feel like it's toy lipstick with the pink tube, though. hahah. The only bad thing about these tubes is that, if you have too many, the tube doesn't exactly give away which colour it is (except in tiny text on the bottom) so you have to like... Open every tube.
... And even the tag is pretty pink!
A picture of my whole face + gross hair from extreme windy~ness (from yesterday I'm sorry) to gauge just how pink it really is.
Nevertheless, if you'd like a lipstick that isn't god-awful bright orange and is closer to pink with some orange undertones in it, you should definitely get this. It's a super cute colour in person and I was wearing it all this morning trying to figure out its real colour. ;O;
  • I love love love Etude lip products!
  • It stays on pretty nice and slightly glossy for at least two hours or so~
  • It's orange... but pink.
  • Super cute packaging!
  • Cheap! They usually go for $10 on ebay and there is a huuuge range of colours so you'll definitely find one you like!

  •  I'm just so lost on whether I should call it pink or orange!!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Hair Adventure #2

Last Monday I finally /finally/ decided to go get my hair redone at Shinka, by Taka, who I had the first time as well. :> 
First off, he is super sweet aaaah. We were talking when I was leaving and he was like, "I'll practice my English for next time you come!" ffffkgjgjjgkfg my feelings ;~~; (I will need to start learning Japanese to surprise him lmfao)
Anyway, I knew he wouldn't straight-out bleach my hair and I'm honestly kinda glad he didn't because he had to use some for my roots and man... Bleach is uncomfy as shit. :<
But the more I have orangey-brown colours, the more I don't want to change them. ;~; this colour is so so so cute! 
Just as a recap, my hair was this colour last time;
So it's not a huge difference, but it's definitely a lot lighter and nicer. :>
I really adoooore my hair right now sob ;~;

Bonus: Liam and I can't take couple photos without looking dumb omg

Anyway, if you're looking for a hairdresser in Sydney and want someone who won't damage your hair/doesn't even want to, go to Taka at Shinka. He is super sweet and nice and always makes my hair look super cute and I'm so glad I didn't go straight to blonde because I'm still not sure if it'll suit me. :> hahahah

(Also sorry for lack of updates, I've had like 3 assignments this past week wtf)

Friday, October 11, 2013

Floriade Canberra 2013 [pic heavy~]

So when I was in Canberra, Liam, my mum, my dad and I went to Floriade because... FloWERS. Yeah, this is just a huge bunch of flower pictures.
I warned you.