Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Anna Sui Lip Rogue V and Quick Update

Hi everyone! It's been almost two weeks since I last posted. My parents were in town and I had so much fun spending time with them. We basically just spent quality time together and did some shopping. They went back home last night, and I was so crushed. Thinking I wouldn't be able to see them every day and had to wait for another year was really not pleasant.

My mom brought along with her this awesome lipstick from Anna Sui. This is the only lipstick she brought with her, and she told me over and over how she loved this. 

Anna Sui Lip Rogue V - 361

I've never seen Anna Sui counter near where I live, so my mom gave me this. I haven't used it long enough to give in-depth review, but she keeps mentioning that this doesn't dry your lips at all, and it is 'feather-free'. And I noticed that too when I tried it on. I love the pinkish red shade which is perfect for every day look. Thanks Mom for introducing me this!

I have to give props to the packaging. Anna Sui is known for her unique design, and really how unique a tube of lipstick can be?! This packaging is gorgeous and shows how much thought put in the design. Bravo, Anna Sui!

The end of May is almost here. I'm planning to do a May favorites soon if time permits. I will be starting to study for my CPA exams real soon. This time is for real, so I don't know how my schedule will be but I'll keep you posted.

Thanks for stopping by. Have an awesome week!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Beauty Review: Revlon Lipbutter

Hi people! It's the middle of the week. Hope you all are having a good week so far. If not, weekend is just around the corner. Hang in there!

I was just cleaning my makeup area, and I just realized how I really love my lipbutter collection. I know this product has been received a lot of raves all over the internet. Revlon just recently launched new shades to the collection, and I already bought two of them. 

berry smootie, creme brule, peach parfait, wild watermelon, juicy papaya

Revlon Lipbutters are by far my favorite lip products ever. They have gazillion of shades which means that they have colors for every single skin tone. They perform more like a lipstick with the pigmentation but act more like a lipbalm with the moisture it provides. In short, if a lipstick and a lipbalm have a baby, it's lipbutter.
Every shade has different finish. Some have glitter and sparkle finish and some have satin finish. But none of them have matte finish, which I personally don't prefer since I have dry lips.

These are my favorites in my collection:

Berry Smoothie

Creme Brule

Peach Parfait

Juicy Papaya


Wild Watermelon

Have you tried one? How do you like it?


Monday, May 13, 2013

LOTD: Happy Belated Mother's Day!

Happy Monday everyone! I hope everyone had a good start of the week today. 
Yesterday was Mother's day. I never truly celebrated Mother's day with my mom. Where I am from, Mother's day falls on Dec 22 and the celebration just gets mixed with Christmas fiasco. You know how it is. This year, I still don't get to celebrate Mother's day with my mom. She's currently on vacation with my dad in the east coast. I am so excited to meet them this coming Saturday. 

Yesterday, my church celebrate Mother's day by having all the mothers come in front of the congregation and we all just give them respect and applauded them. That moment I just felt like being a mother is a hard full-time, and if I get to be half as good as a mother my mom is, I'll be really grateful. 

The pastor on Sunday shared a funny yet sadly true statements about mothers he found online. It's in Indonesian, so I tried my best to translate some of them into English.

Source: Kompasiana

I am kinda obsessed with my blue shoes but another post about them coming later. 
Here, I'm pairing a basic tee from Loft with a printed ankle pants also from Loft. I really love this color combo especially on a bright sunny Sunday. 

 On sale now for extra 40% off! Hurry!

Marisa Ankle Pants in Mini Jewel Print Doubleweave Cotton $39.88 $23.93

Love the pattern so much!


Simple look today featuring lip combo:
Revlon Just bitten kissable lip balm stain - Honey
MAC Veronica Lipglass - Mall madness

Thank you for stopping by my blog. How did you spend mother's day?


Sunday, May 05, 2013

LOTD: Just A Lil' Bit of Color

Hello everyone! Another weekend is here and will pass in several hours for me.  Time flies super fast these days. I am enjoying the longer sunlight the Spring is giving me. As the weather is getting warmer,  I am more into easy natural makeup look. For the past Saturday and Sunday, I have been using the same products to create what seems to be my go-to look now. 


Closer look on the eye makeup

♥ bareMinerals Original Foundation - medium beige
♥ bareMinerals Multi-tasking SPF 20 concealer - summer bisque
♥ benefit erase paste - medium
♥ Rimmel natural bronzer - sunlight

♥ TooFaced Shadow Insurance
♥ Wet n Wild trio - walking on eggshells (the eyelid color on my lids)
♥ Maybelline eyestudio (the peach shade on my crease - swatches here)
♥ Kat Von D Tattoo Liner - trooper
♥ CoverGirl lash blast volume mascara* (white tube - the olympic edition, same formula with the original, different tube)


Ignore the bareMinerals products there, I forgot to take them out when I took the 'Sunday' products =p

♥ Urban Decay Naked Foundation - shade 4.5
♥ Laura Geller the real deal serious coverage concealer - medium
♥ Laura Geller Balance-N-Brigthen baked powder foundation (not pictured)
♥ Rimmel natural bronzer - sunlight
♥ NYX blush - rose garden

♥ TooFaced Eyeshadow insurance
♥ Wet n Wild trio - walking on eggshells
So, this might sound weird, but I use the pinkish color all over my lids just like I did on Saturday, and using the same brush I used on the previous day, I just blended the color with whatever left on the brush. 
♥ NYX slide on, glide on, stay on & definitely a turn on waterproof, extreme shine eyeliner - jetblack
it says on the packaging: "This eye liner is so good, the name had to be this long!" I have to agree. It is affordable and such a good liner. I use this to tighline my eyes. 
♥ Kat Von D tattoo eyeliner - trooper
♥ CoverGirl lash blast volume mascara*

*I really want to give a shoutout to CoverGirl Lash blast volume mascara. I know it is just a good ol' product which has been many people's favorites. I have never tried it before until now. It doesn't smudge on me AT ALL! Really! I wore it through out the day on Saturday and Sunday, and I didn't see it smudging even a tiny bit. Bravo CoverGirl! 

Hope you enjoy this post. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Friday, May 03, 2013

Beauty Review: Lancome Hypnose Mascara

I recently came across this mascara when I was going over my sample piles. I don't even remember when I got it. It must've came with my online order from Sephora a while back. I know that Michelle Phan said that she loves this mascara. So as a fellow asian girl with typical asian lashes, I was intrigued to try this out. To be honest, I have found mascara that is just perfect for my lashes from the drugstore.
Closer look on the brush and wet formula

I tried this out this morning when I was getting ready with my makeup and all. One thing that I noticed instantly as soon as I applied the mascara was that it was wet. I really don't like wet mascara since my lashes are naturally wimpy. They can't afford to lift up such a weight as wet formula. I applied two coats on my left eyes, and the product took longer to dry. I looked closely and I noticed how my lashes faced downward even after I curled them as if they were lifting something heavy, which I guess they were.

Managed to sneak in an extra minute to do a comparison, I applied one of my mascaras that work well for my lashes, Tarte Amazonian clay mascara, on my other eye. The result was so much different. My lashes got thicker without the appearance of being heavy. They curled upward and stayed that way after 2-3 coats.

Wetness aside, this mascara does a good job in giving thicker-looking lashes, but it clumps and flakes. The Tarte one also clumps, but it does so only on the brush. I can easily brush the clumps away when I apply it on my lashes. My friend even pointed that out to me when we were standing close to each other. When someone comes up to you and says that there's a goop of mascara at the end of your lashes, it only mean one thing. Toss the product away!

In conclusion, this mascara gives thickness, but not volume. The thickness comes from the wet formulation, and might not suitable if your lashes are the same time as mine are. If you have naturally long and upwardly curled lashes, you might enjoy this.

Quick recommendation for the best mascara I have ever tried: Almay get up & grow. I love this product, and my friends even thought I was wearing falsies when I used this.

Hope you find this post helpful. 
Thank you for reading!