03 February 2017

NEW ON COUNTER (FEB 2017): L'Oreal, Rimmel London, Maybelline, Glasshouse Fragrances, PONi, ULTA3

Aaaaaaaaand that's another month done and dusted for the year of 2017, lmao.

What have we all accomplished so far?

For me? A big, fat............ N-O-T-H-I-N-G!

Well, a few snaps from my IG to keep y'all updated with what's been going on:

❶ Pigging away on these @wearenutie donuts at the Lunar Markets in Pyrmont, Sydney! Yum!
❷ Quick #FOTD with my favourite Chi Chi lippy in 'Social Climber'.
❸ Collected some cute Disney shit from Daiso, yippee!

❹ Tried maybe a bit too hard to become a Golden Gaytime model... What do you say?
❺ One of the biggest disappointment in my food life.
❻ Wishing upon a lucky red tree (CNY seaason) that I won't get too tubby from the night market I was at... ytb.

L'OREAL PARIS Color Riche Le Vernis a L'Huile ($9.95/20 shades)
Actually quite affordable, considering that the packaging looks pretty luxe. Nourishing formula, but the wow factor is.............. wait for it........................ the brush has over 400 bristles! #dahell #datnametho

L'OREAL PARIS Colour Riche Les Ombres Eyeshadow Quad ($23.95/8 palettes)
Rich pigment, soft texture with an intense finish. Creamy, silk and smooth in texture, and lasts up to 12 hours.

L'OREAL PARIS Infallible Sexy Balm ($14.95/12 shades)
A gel balm that moisturises the lips with a pop of colour. Expect to range to feature both sheer and bold colours.

L'OREAL PARIS Infallible Total Cover Foundations ($29.95/6 shades)
Offers 24 hours full coverage for the face and body. Can be used to hide surgical scars, tattoos, veins, birthmarks and stretchmarks with a cakey feel. VERY KEEN to try this. A tad expensive, but reminds me a lot of Dermablend.

L'OREAL PARIS Infallible Total Cover Concealer Palette ($29.95/1 palette)
There's only one palette, which contains 5 shades as shown. Same same as the foundation above.

L'OREAL PARIS True Match High-Light Illuminating Powder ($19.95/3 trios)
A highlighting trio.

GLASSHOUSE FRAGRANCES The Hamptons Teak & Petitgrain Triple Scented Candle ($42.95)
Features notes of teak, iris and petitgrain. Don't ask me what those are, idek.

LUSH Valentine's Day Collection (limited edition)
Quick run-down:

Left to right, top to bottom:
  1. Lover Lamp ($7.95) // bath bomb
  2. Two Hearts Bathing Bar ($9.95) // soap
  3. Unicorn Horn ($8.95) // bubble bar
  4. Cupid Bath Bomb ($6.95) // bath bomb
  5. The Kiss Lip Scrub ($9.95) // lip scrub
  6. Ladybird Bubble Bar ($8.95) // bubble bar
  7. Prince Charming ($19.95/250g) // shower cream
  8. Lovestruck Bubble Bar ($8.95) // bubble bar
  9. Over and Over Bath Bomb ($8.95) // bath bomb

MAYBELLINE Brick Bronzer ($21.95)
A bronzer of shimmering bricks for highlighting, along with a matte bronzer.

MAYBELLINE Brow Precise Micro Pencil ($12.95/3 shades)
Has an ultra-fine tip, allows for micro-precision.

MAYBELLINE Colossal Big Show Mascara ($19.95)
Provides volume... lmao. So over mascaras. Every mascara description is pretty much the same... ZZzzzzzzzzz. #skip

MAYBELLINE Dream Cushion Foundation ($26.95/6 shades)
A cushion foundation that combines the benefits of a liquid foundation in the convenience of a compact. Buildable, medium coverage with a dewy finish.

MAYBELLINE Lip Studio Color Jolt Intense Lip Paint ($14.95/8 shades)
Interesting!!!! A pigmented lip paint. I wonder if it dries matte or glossy though? #KEEN

MAYBELLINE Master Contour V-Face Duo Stick ($19.95/2 shades)
A dual-ended cream contour and highlighting stick. Matte and blendable.

MAYBELLINE Color Sensational Loaded Bolds ($17.95/10 shades)
New month, new lippy collection. Hey, hey, hey!

MAYBELLINE Drama The Nudes Liner ($11/3 shades)
Long-lasting, pigmented and easy-to-use eyeliners. Only available in 3 shades as they are supposed to suit all skin tones. The packaging is sooo pretty, won't lie.

MAYBELLINE Master Precise Skinny Eyeliner ($13.50)
Waterproof gel eyeliner pencils.

MAYBELLINE Master Strobing Stick Illuminating Highlighter ($15.95)
Looks like an addition to their Blush Sticks, but for strobing, obviously.

MAYBELLINE Super Stay 24H Primer ($15.95)
I THINK this has previously been done? Pretty they had a primer for their 24HR Super Stay range before...

MAYBELLINE The Rock Nudes Palette ($25.95)
Cool-toned neutrals eyeshadow palette.

PONi Cosmetics Zebra Brow Gel ($26)
A clear, water-resistant formulated brow gel. Won't lie... $26 for a clear brow gel, #dam.

RIMMEL LONDON The Only 1 Matte Lipsticks ($15.95/9 shades)
I'm sure you've heard SO much about these! Unfortunately, I missed out on the PR releases

ULTA3 #LOVEYOURSELFIE HD Blur Foundation ($11.95/4 shades)
Promises to blur the appearance of imperfections and fine lines to deliver a flawless, undetectable high coverage.

What's the pick for you?

My top picks would have to be ALL lip products featured in this post by Maybelline and Rimmel London. Especially the Lip Paints and The Only 1 Matte Lipsticks! I think they're gorgz, but whether I'll be getting them or not... is a different story, lol.

What are YOUR picks?

Let me know in the comments below!


25 January 2017

HAUL: Priceline 40% OFF Skincare

If you did not know... YES! Priceline is currently having a 40% off sale on their skincare products! Covers suncare and tanning too, I believe.

I usually skip these sales, but I've decided to go ahead and restock some of my skincare necessities this time around. 

Let's have a look at some of my necessities:

FORMULA 10.0.6 Overnight Spot Minimizing Patches ($4.19 on sale)
These make really good overnight pimple patches -- comes in round, clear stickers. Whenever I get a spot or two, that needs to be taken care of swiftly, these do it for me. Stick them onto the pimples for a consecutive 2-3 nights and ta-daah! Pus heads won't even think about growing.

BIORE Deep Cleansing Pore Strips 14pk ($6.60 on sale)
Figured that the 14pk was more worth in value, so grabbed 3 boxes. Two for myself, and the other for my friend. Not much to say about these. Just decent blackhead removal strips. Have always used this and will probably stick to this forever. 

OK. So I've only heard of NIP+FAB recently, when my sister came home with their Dragon Blood Fix Hyaluronic Shot that didn't really work for her. She passed it to me and...

Let me just say....

This stuff is AH-MAZING! 

For my drier skin, it works as an intense hydration boost for my skin. I use it as directed, mixing 2 drops of it with my Philosophy moisturiser. My skin goes from desert-dry to feeling immensely hydrated, soft and supple. 

I never usually bake my foundation as the powder usually clings onto my dry patches, but having this product now, I can start to include baking into my foundation routine. I'm actually quite happy with how well this worked for my skin so far! BIG THUMBS UP!!

Anyways, story of my life... lol. I haven't restocked that yet, but I will, eventually.

On a side note, I've also decided to give their Kale Fix Moisturiser ($29.99 on sale) a go. 

I do enjoy using my Philosophy moisturiser, but I'm hoping that NIP+FAB won't disappoint me with their moisturiser. If by any chance that this moisturiser becomes my HG, I could always snag it on sale at Priceline too! #beautybudgetqueen

That's all for my Priceline haul. Don't think I'll be getting anything else as I've still got soooo many masks, body creams and body lotions to finish at home. 


I was also supposed to stock up on my LA ROCHE-POSAY Anthelios Nutritive Oil 50SPF ($22.20 on sale), a sunscreen oil, but I think my sister's taking care of that for us, so... yay!

What's YOUR Priceline haul like?
Have you ever tried NIP+FAB products?


12 January 2017

SWATCHES + IMPRESSIONS: Maybelline VIVID Matte Liquid Lip Colours

Took me such a long time to get to, but now we here. 

I've received the entire shade range of these Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Colours from one of
Maybelline's Blogger Event yonkssss ago.

note: Clumsy me, misplaced the 3 other shades so I can only show you the 5 I have on me!

I remember, when we saw these lip colours, we were ALL so excited. I remember most of us having high hopes that they'll make affordable yet quality matte lip colours like many other brands, such as Colourpop, The Balm, Too Faced and so on.

Sadly, "matte" is the last thing that comes to mind when I think of these products.

(L-R) Electric Pink, Orange Shot, Fuchsia Ecstasy, Berry Boost, Possessed Plum

The formula is very much like a highly-pigmented lip gloss. It sits on top and stays glossy for a good 3-4 hours. Consistency is thin and velvety on the lips. Can glide around sometimes, so therefore, prone to bleeding, smearing and transferring.

With the formula it has, I find that the applicator doesn't really help nor offer a precise application.. It's unusually long and flat.

(L-R) Electric Pink, Orange Shot, Fuchsia Ecstasy, Berry Boost, Possessed Plum

Won't lie, the shade range is great though. Covers wearable cool-toned and warm-toned shades, although there are only 8 different shades. However in saying so, I think all colours are pretty average. There's not really a stand-out colour for me.


ELECTRIC PINK: A bit more cool-toned on me, but still wearable.

ORANGE SHOT: Listed as orange, but on me and to me, looks more like a bright fire-engine red. Orange-toned, yes.

BERRY BOOST: A pretty and wearable, deeper pink.

FUCHSIA ECSTASY: Easily confused with 'Berry Boost', but diz is warmer.

POSSESSED PLUM: Not too dark, surprisingly. Very wearable! Would be good for those who wants to give dark lippies a first-time go.

All in all, if these products were really matte as marketed.. they'd go OFF! But for what it is... not really a hit for me. (ᗒᗣᗕ)՞

Have you tried this range by Maybelline?
Do you prefer them as is, or would you change the product's formula?

Let me know! (⌒_⌒;)

While we're on topic, don't forget to enter my INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY for a chance to win the entire shade collection of these lippies!

Link is here >


09 January 2017

INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY: Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lippies!

Quick announcement!

I'm currently hosting an Instagram giveaway for these Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lacquers!

As seen, all you gotta do is like the photo and tag a friend for a chance to win!

Link to giveaway >

As easy as A-B-C!

Hoping to see you there,


05 January 2017

NEW ON COUNTER (JAN 2017): Maybelline, Australis, Bourjois, MUD, Mavala, Real Technique

Won't lie. Started the title to this post as "2016". Ehhh, and I told myself I won't be one of those forgetful people!

Had suchhhhhhh a lovely New Years Eve. A few snaps [from Project Zero] to prove it:

2016 was such a bad year, but at the same time, such a great year. It was a year of... you know, just realising stuff (Kylie Jenner, 2016).

It's hilarious because we all thought, "man, what a joke!" when Kylie included it as part of her New Years resolution.. little do we know... it's true. LMAO. Or at least, it's very applicable for me!

2016 was a year of ups and downs -- it started with so many downs, but ended on such a banging note. So much that I couldn't wait to see what 2017 has in store for me!

I hope you've all had the best, banging start to the year of 2017! And that 2017 will be a more successful and happier year for every single one of YOU!

MUD Make Up

  • High Definition Waaterproof Mascara ($5)
  • Brow Shaping Powder ($6)

  • Lipsticks ($3/4 shades)
  • Velvet Matte Lipsticks ($5)
  • Full Colour Lip Lacquer ($6)

    • Face Defining Contour & Highlighting Palette ($10)
    • Colour Correcting Palette ($8)
    • Make-Up Blender ($8)

    Not sure how many shades some of these products are available in, but lookin' at chuuu beauty blender! 

    MAYBELLINE Brow Precise Micro Pencil ($13.95/3 shades)
    A brow pencil with an 'ultra-fine' tip and a grooming brush on one end. Designed for precision and blending. 

    MAYBELLINE Lash Sensational Luscious Full Fan Effect Mascara ($21.95)
    A nourishing mascara that provides lashes with a 'full-fan effect', offering fuller and more defined lashes. 

    BOURJOIS Twist Up The Volume Black Balm Mascara ($23)
    I love it when beauty brands slip in words into their product to mislead consumers, lmao... "balm". OK M8. Anyways, this mascara offers length, definition and volume. Ultra-black, with a 'two-in-one' brush. 

    BOURJOIS Sculpt Light Strobing Highlighter ($25)
    A light, gel highlighter that illuminates and visually sculpts the face. Pearly finish, I believe. 

    BOURJOIS Delice de Poudre Duo ($24)
    Eep. Can't wait to film my YouTube video for this post and f"k up on the pronunciation for this one, yay! Basically, a bronzing and highlighter duo. Yup.

    BOURJOIS Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder ($24)
    A chocolate-scented bronzer that offers a radiant, non-shiny glow. Feels like I've seen this before. They must release this every year, yes? 

    AUSTRALIS Blend Friends Beauty Blender Trio ($14.95)
    I've started using beauty blenders lately, and it is the most amazing thing I have ever added to alter my foundation routineeeeee. Saw these at Priceline yesterday, couldn't help but squeal at how the cute packaging was. Hope they won't disappoint! Limited edition.

    REAL TECHNIQUES Brow Set ($10.01)
    A set of tools to clean, fill, define and shape the brows. Expect to find: angled tweezers, detailing tweezers, a slanted brow spoolie, a slanted arch definer and a slanted brow brush. Comes with a tool carrier. 

    MAVALA SWITZERLAND BB Cream ($39.95/6 shades)
    Must be a new brand. Surprisingly, pretty accessible if you're in Sydney. Have a look at their store locator. This BB cream is described to be light, with a non-greasy texture. Suitable for all skin types.

    MAVALA SWITZERLAND I Love Mini Color's ($8.50/6 shades)
    Described as a nail collection that's ideal for the upcoming Valentine's Day, and.. Mother's Day? Hmm. Mother Day's is in Maaaaaay! Way too early for that!

    On another note, I've been scouting Face Of Australia lately. Couldn't find them on Beauty Directory anymore... and their stands at Big W hasn't been taken care of very well. Products are getting old and there seems to be no new releases.. Anyone know if they're going to be discontinued?

    Don't take my words for it! Just a thought aloud...

    However, time to stock up their [famous] translucent powder for future baking-purposes!

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