Monday, 31 October 2011

Hong Kong: The Haul.

If you follow my twitter, you'll probably know that I spent the last two weeks (-ish) in Hong Kong.
The weather was lovely (sometimes a little too hot for me!), food is ridiculous cheap, it's a shopping heaven and the views are amazing.
Over the next few posts, I will share some of the many photos I took during our stay.

First I'll start with my haul as we got back yesterday and I'm sorting through my stuff, and I know many are excited to see :D 
Eek 18 pics!

During my first week, I was lucky enough to meet up with Jenn and Rach. It was so so lovely to see them both as we had been chatting for so long, they are so amazing!!
They came bearing gifts, thank you so much ladies!

From Jenn.

From Rach.

Onto what I bought...
HK Magazines: Elle, Vivi.

The only make-up I got XD HbG Fairydrops mascara, Skinfood eyebrow pencil, K-Palette Eyebrow pen, Daiso Beige Blush, OPI Warm and Fozzie, China Glaze Icicle, Orly Oui.

Sheet Masks.

Skincare!! DHC Deep Cleansing Oil, My Beauty Diary Sleep Concentrates. My Beauty Diary Mist, Orbis T-Zone Pack, Biore Nose Strips, Hada Labo AHA+BHA Facewash, Daiso Nose Pack, Nexcare Acne Dressing. 

More Skincare!! Sheet Mask er Sheets? Hada Labo Lotion and Mask Set, Tony Moly Latte Morning Pack, O'slee Milkshake Cleanser.

Cute Pots.

Liese Bubble Hair Dye in Mocha Orange.

Hello Kitty Geishas, Instax Film, Hairbands and Hair Bun Tool.

Cord Holders.

Muji Snacks.

More snacks!

And More!

Doraemon (Ding-Dong xD) Slippers.

Doraemon Neck Rest/Massager (battery or USB Operated).

JYJ In Heaven Album :D

What I picked up at Duty Free in Hong Kong.

Phew!

Friday, 28 October 2011

Chanel Tweed Rose.



It's scary how fast my Chanel collection is growing! Thank you to Justine I have another product to add to my stash.
As the name states the blush has a tweed-like texture.


It's such a pretty warm muted rose shade and it's so lovely to use now we're going into the Autumn.


Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Lunasol Ocean Scene Eyes: 01 Warm Ocean.


Natural Light.

Flash.


Georgina and I did a little swap with some of our unwanted make-up. I had never tried Lunasol before and was excited to try oout one of their palettes.
Warm Ocean was released earlier this year as part of Lunasol's spring collection.
I chose this palette especially because of the last shade, the purple is really pigmented. The first three shades are practically the same tone in different colours, nothing special in my opinion.

Natural light, flash.

I used the white as highlight on my brow bone, the pink all over my lid, the blue in the inner corner and the purple in the outer corner.



Monday, 24 October 2011

Jill Stuart Lipstick in 18 Rosy Coral.


Look what Justine gifted me as a early Birthday present!
When I hear 'Jill Stuart', make-up wise I think of her eyeshadow palettes or blushes, so I was excited to try a 'new' product from her range.



Rosy Coral swatches sheerer than I expected, its more pinky than coral.


Packaging and swatch-wise, I think these lipsticks are fairly similar to the Dior Addicts. Obviously Dior has the chunkier package, but Jill Stuart is cheaper.
Thank you so much Justine!

Friday, 21 October 2011

Make Up Forever Glossy Full Couleur: #4

#4 Vibrant Fuchsia Pink.

This gloss applies sheer as opposed to what it looks like in the tube. You would have to apply a thick layer in order to get a much more pigmented colour, yet that would look over glossy and horrible. The formula is quite thick and has a methanol smell and tingles on the lips.

Natural light, flash.

Beside the tingly feeling, which wears off after a while, the gloss sit well on the lips and is not sticky at all.

Thank you Georgina for the lovely gift! 

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Daiso MultiCheek Blush in Pink.


Can you believe that this blush costs a mere $1?! And honestly it is better than some of those pricer blushes out there.
Pigmented, soft and easy to blend, what more could you want?



Daiso, please come to the UK!

Thank you for this lovely blush Christine!

Monday, 17 October 2011

OPI Rally Pretty Pink.

This beauty is currently on my nails...


Flash
Flash

In natural light the pink base shows as a light magenta, with the flash it shows up darker. I love that duo-chrome effect. The gold shimmer is really fine and would make removing easier than chunky glitter.
It's so pretty and I can't stop staring at it! LOL.

Thank you~~ Justine!

Friday, 14 October 2011

Lavender Blush!

The last instalment of these 'crazy' blush colours (until I find another one) features the Miss Grape lavender blush from this post.

Ok, so upon application the blush blended into my skin and with my skintone. A few more layers was applied and this was the result...

Natural light, Flash.

It's horrible!! LOL. The lavender colour totally disappears and leaves a white cast, yuck yuck yuck! I had no idea what I could have done with it at this point-taking it off was no option, I'm too lazy-so I just applied another blush over it.

One good thing about this blush is that it's a great blush base, a good ten hours and my blush was still staying strong.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Orange Blush!

I think this week's posts are solely dedicated to 'different' coloured blushes :)
Today is orange, the Miss Tangerine shade from this post.

Natural light, Flash.

This blush doesn't come out as pigmented on my cheeks as it did when I swatched it on my arm, however I was still careful with the amount I applied.
Dot by dot I layered on the cream blush until it was to a wearable colour.
It is totally a different shade for me and I'm still on the fence about it.

What do you think?

Monday, 10 October 2011

Red Blush!

Remember the Maybelline's Ravishing Rouge, the red blush I swatched a couple of weeks ago here?
Well I tried it on today and it is SUPER pigmented, seriously you only need to the smallest amount on your brush.
As much as I like a pop of colour on my cheeks, this red is a big pop of colour. Therefore to make it work to my taste, I applied a little more foundation on top to make the shade more subtle.

Before:
Natural light, Flash.

After: With foundation on top of blush.
Natural light, Flash.