27 April 2015

MANI-MONDAY: Spanish Moss

Spanish Moss by Revlon ($16.95) is probably one of the most unappealing greens when you look at it in the bottle, I must admit.

I can't remember where and when I've purchased this. I think it was at the markets, for a few bucks (cheap, as with most other things I thrift). I don't even know if whether it was myself who purchased this, or my sister, or my mum. I didn't even know about its existence in my nail stash!!

I didn't really expect to like it as much I do now. Despite how unappealing it may look in the bottle, it's a really lovely khaki green, which gives off Autumn-y vibes!

I should add that it's so photogenic tooooooooo.

The formula is extremely smooth and pigmented. I've used two coats in all these swatches, and topped off with Revlon Diamond Top Coat ($16.95). I'd recommend to top it off with a top coat as it doesn't have the glossiest formula.

Spanish Moss will definitely be staying in my collection. Initially, I thought I wouldn't like it that much, but this is definitely a keeper.

A bit weary as a shade, but still very unique and lovely to wear, don't you think?!

On another note, I've been procrastinating uni-work (and pretty much everything else) soooooo bad. Adding to that, the weather in Sydney has been really crap!

Please stay safe, stay warm and stay dry everyone!

24 April 2015

Recent Hoardings

I've recently came to realise that the eyeshadow that I've always used for my brows, can be wayyyy too dark. And it's such a hassle to use because it's a cheap eyeshadow from a cheap palette.

So I decided to pull out the card and hopped onto Beauty Bay to search for the brow-product of ma life. And yes, it's for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Dip and Brow Wiz, if you hadn't already guessed.

My friend, @teemeister had recommended to me! Thanks Tezz!

I know there's been some complaints about Beauty Bay's shipping in the past. Mine was fine to be honest. I paid for the Brow Wiz and Brow Dip in two different transactions, so separate shipping times.

I chose INTERNATIONAL SAVER as the shipping option, which states "7-10 days", and it's free [if you order more than $20]. Sounds good, but what they really mean is 7-10 business days, which still isn't bad. I'm just glad there's free shipping, haha. Stingy ass, I am.

The Brow Wiz (~$20) arrived on the 10th business day after I ordered, which made it just in time. I actually tweeted to @BeautyBay on Twitter to complain as to why it hasn't arrived, and they replied moments later. Well, moments later, the postman also passed by with my Brow Wiz. Woops. My bad!

As for the two Brow Dips, I ordered them on the 14th and only received them on the 30th. Took 11 days to come by, though it felt like forever. Perhaps it was because my excitement for it made it felt even longer!

A snap~~~ =D

Overall, very happy with BeautyBay! And YAY for longer, lasting brows!

I also haven't updated you on the Priceline 40% sale! I only purchased a Maybelline Velvet Lip Pencil in In The Coral ($9.95). Nothing else. I tried to find my HG Australis Lash Length Extensions Mascara, but unfortunately, it is discontinued.

Yes, I said I purchased one. I was running low on kaching at the time, so I couldn't splurge too much. However, my friend popped up one day with a little bag of gift in her hands! She gifted me the Fuchsia Desire, a bright fuchsia purple. Thanks @didipyon!!! ^_^

She also included two nail polishes, Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy in Sky's The Limit ($16.95), which I've swatched here, and the Diamond Top Coat ($16.95).

The last of my hoardings: the markets.

I haven't been in yonks, but last time I got something good, I purchased these three Cosmetica brushes. All for $3 each. Surely is worth it!

That's all for my recent hoardings!

I'm so sorry for abandoning you guys lately! I miss you all, but I've been too busy with some stuff happening in my personal life.

I'll make sure to find time to blog! ^_^

19 April 2015

Sat-Swatches: Revlon PhotoReady Kajal Matte Eye Pencil

Rise and shine ma lil dumplings!

Beautiful weather outside right now, from my window pane. Not a Saturday, but would still love to post about these eyeliners that I swatched when I was prancin' around at Priceline!

Felt like I haven't been there in years!

I spotted a fancy Revlon stand with these on em' though, costed a whopping $23.95. My first swatch was the yellow shade, Matte Lemon!

They glided on to be really creamy, and I was intrigued by the pigmentation of the two brighter shades, Matte Lemon and Matte Marine! Matte Lemon reminds me of Beyonce's yellow eye make-up in Lady Gaga's old Telephone music video:

A look that I've tried to recreate back in yonks. Don't think it worked out too well. Might give it another go when I have time (and a yellow eyeliner/shadow that'll be bright enough)!

Anyways, as you can see from the photo, it smudged on my hands a tad, and really easily too. Hopefully it would work better on the eyes though... No idea how it performs since I don't own any!

Share with us your experience with these if you have tried em' though!

13 April 2015

Mani-Monday: Sky's The Limit

Oh my god guys. I have been MIA since Easter really. So much has been happening in the past week!

Priceline used to be my hood, but recently, I've been around BWS instead... lol. Partying season, np.
What have my lovely readers been up to?!

I've been on a tight budget lately, so I haven't been purchasing many things. After the Priceline 40% sale, I've never really purchased any more beauty items~ My friend gifted me a few items from the 40% sale though. Eep.

Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy in Sky's The Limit ($16.95) was one of the two nail lacquers she gifted to me ^_^!

It's a foily light blue. The formula claims to last up to 11 days, with a long-lasting shine!

It's not bad actually. The lacquer is a tad runny, and the colour runs a tad sheer, so I needed 4 coats for a near-opaque finish.

Now just to wait and see if it lasts up to 11 days, like as claimed! ^_^

Ah, such an exxy one.. $16.95 a pop. Eeep. My friend also got me the Diamond Top Coat ($16.95) from the same range, saying that it's amazing!

I'll update you on that soon, but for now, off to work on more posts!

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