Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Collection 2000 Cream Puffs.


I love the cute names of these collection 2000 Lip Creams. I have all four of the Cream Puffs as I really love the formula and how they apply. And plus they are super cheap at £2.99 each, even better when Superdrug or Boots have them on 3 for 2! :)

The Cream Puffs have a matte finish, I really like matte lip products at the moment. These are really creamy and are very pigmented.

I love all the shades except #2 Powder Puff which is way to pale for my already pale complexion. Not a good look at all.
#1 Cotton Candy, #2 Powder Puff, #3 Fairy Cake, #4 Angel Delight.

#1 Cotton Candy: Natural Light, Flash.

#2 Powder Puff: Natural Light, Flash.

#3 Fairy Cake: Natural Light, Flash.

#4 Angel Delight: Natural Light, Flash.


Tuesday, 29 November 2011

NOTD: Golden Croc.


I have been ever so curious about the new Barry M Croc Nail Effects polish. I really liked the crackle polish, so this was a must try. I also got the Gold Foil Effect polish as the black against the gold in the Croc polish looked really pretty...

Gold Foil Effect Polish: One Coat.

 I thought the formula of the Croc Effect polish would be similar to Barry M's crackle one, but they are totally different. Where the crackle one was much thicker in consistency, the croc one is thinner. The crackle dried matte and almost instantly, the croc dries glossy and took much longer for the effect to show up and completely dry.


As you can see the effect varies. The thicker you apply the polish on your nails, the longer it takes to dry but the effect is bigger and vice versa.


I think I like this more than the crackle :D

Friday, 25 November 2011

Sleek's The Berry Collection.


I know some of you have probably seen it a lot in the blog world, but to those who haven't seen the swatches and especially to Tiffany who asked on twitter, here's a quick post.

The Berry collection was released on Wednesday as part of Sleek's Christmas release and is limited edition.

The set is £9.99 and is available on their website and in Superdrug. The little red and black box contains a kohl eyeliner, blush and lipstick.


Sleek Kohl Pencil in Mossberry, True Colour Lipstick in Cranberry, Blush in Fenberry.

Mossberry, Cranberry, Fenberry.

I love the lipstick and blush, but the kohl pencil makes me look bruised so I would use it as a lip pencil instead.

The pencil and lipstick are 'tougher' in formula compared to others I have used, they are not as creamy and require more effort in applying. They are drier in formula but not drying to the lips.

Fenberry blush and Mossberry Kohl Pencil as a lip penci: Natural light, flash.

Cranberry Lipstick: Natural light, flash.

Finally, one thing I want to rave about. The Superdrug feedback survey.

If you shop at Superdrug frequently and have some time to spare, completing the survey online is really worth it. I try to do these as often as I can :D
All you have to do is go to their feedback website and complete a few questions about the service you receive for your lastest shopping experience, you then receive a code which you have to write on the back of the receipt and take it into store to use on your next trip. The only catch is that you have to complete and use the discount within 30days from the date on your receipt, and you have to spend £10 or over.
You get 25% off Superdrug's own brands, which includes Sleek and Fashionista make up, and 10% off over brands.

I recently used my discount and got The Berry Collection for £7.50 :)

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Chanel Rogue Allure Laque in Ming.


Me, I'm too easily enabled! A few raves and swatches and it's straight on my wishlist...
Chanel Rouge Allure being one of too many of these lemmings.
Ming, along with a few more shades were on the list. While I was out with Yasumi yesterday, a few mentions of Debenham card points due to expire and Ming being her favourite, this beauty was redeemed.


Ming is a creamy mauve pink colour. Like many bloggers mentioned, it's like a lipstick but in a cream form. It is pigmented but not drying as perhaps some lipsticks are. I for one am in love with this formula, I need to swatch those Collection 2000 Cream Puffs for you soon as those reminds me of this a little.


Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Jill Stuart vs Dior Addict Lipsticks.

Remember my previous post about Jill Stuart's lipstick? I mentioned that I found them to be very similar to the Dior Addicts, well here's a little comparison to show you what I mean.

Packaging.


Both Dior and Jill Stuart's lipstick are creamy in texture, they glide on very well and smoothly onto the lips. Pigmentation-wise, they are also very similar (see swatches below). They are not extremely pigmented but the level of pigmentation is identical.
Jill Stuart is a tiny bit glossier than Dior, but it isn't a major difference.

Jill Stuart Rosy Coral, Dior Addict Basic, Dior Addict Diorkiss.


All in all, if you can get hold of Jill Stuart definitely give these lipsticks a try. They work out cheaper than Dior based on the Jill Stuart (retail) price in Hong Kong than the Dior (retail) price in the UK. Jill Stuart: HK$220 (about £18) vs Dior: £22. It may or may not work out cheaper for everyone, depends on exchange rate at the moment.

I hope this answers some questions some of my lovely readers had in that earlier post.

Friday, 18 November 2011

On Second Looks.

The result of these following purchases? I couldn't resist the pretty packaging, design and/or name of the product.
Initially I had no plans whatsoever to get these items, but obviously the influence of bloggers (<3) and spotting them in store changed my mind instantly.

*Stares*

The cutest names!! Collection 2000 Cream Puffs smell so yummy, available in four shades these lip creams are so pigmented and are matte! I'll be doing a post on these soon.

I'm such a sucker for these kind of drinks. My curious radar goes crazy for stuff that has ginseng and tea. I already tried the White tea one and it's really nice!

L'Occitane African Happy Hands Trio Set. The design of these tubes are based on African fabrics, they all smell really lovely. You can probably guess why I bought this :P

NARS Hanamichi Kabuki Inspired Eyeshadow Palette. This is most beautiful make up item I own, I swatched it in store and it's is extremely soft and pigmented, super pretty!
*Continues to stare*

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Giorgio Armani Sheer Lipstick in #31

I grabbed this lipstick from Jamilla's blog sale last week. I really love the Armani products I already own and at Jamilla's amazing prices, I couldn't pass up of this (and a blush which will be revealed soon).

Like the name of the product suggest, this lipstick is sheer. The formula is looovely, it applies so smoothly and I found it to be moisturising too.
#31 is a dark raspberry colour and it's quite flattering against my skin tone.



Natural light, flash.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Fangirling: Huh Gak.

This guy has such an amazing voice! ♥ 
Huh Gak was the winner of Superstar K2, a Korean talent contest kinda show, and he is so underrated.
He has a mini album out with the title song 'Hello' which is such a sad ballad.




A Cube Entertainment (Huh Gak's record company) has recently released the continuation from this music video- 'I Told You I Wanna Die'.





Two of my favourite songs at the moment. 
Huh Gak is definitely a artist to look out for if you are into ballads, you mush check out the rest of his mini album too 'First Story'.


Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Cheung Chau.

Cheung Chau is a little island about a hour ferry ride away from Hong Kong.
It was one of my favourite places that we visited. It's such a small island, and one which I'm sure you can explore in one day.
The air was clean as they are no cars, everyone rides bikes and instead of the constant beeping you hear in the city you hear dings of bicycle bells.
I loved the narrow alleyways that lead to treasured views.
Everyone knew each other, it is such a close community. <3
It's like another world, I feel like I've walked into a Hong Kong drama/movie set in the older days.










Thursday, 3 November 2011

Hong Kong: The Food.

Next up, food!! <3
Going through my photos, I realised that I took way more food pictures that scenery...
Food in Hong Kong was ridiculously cheap! Some stuff may sound weird and disgusting but they are delicious delicacies :D 

 Bubble Tea! (Taro flavour <3)

Rice boxes- BBQ Pork, Chicken, Duck.

Meat!

Breakfast- Cheung Fun, Thousand Year Egg Congee and Chow Mein.

 Snackss.

Instant Noodles.

Hello Kitty Pot Noodles.

Mini Watermelons-Soo cute.

Street Food.

Dim Sum-Tripe <3

Gai Daan Jai (Egg Puffs).

Roast Pigeon.

Tien Kai (Padi Frogs) Claypot Rice.

Chocolate Chip, Green Tea and Caramel Cream Fraps. We don't have the first two flavours in the UK! :(

Stinky Tofu.

The cheapest hot pot ever!! From Cafe de Coral, less than £10 for the three of us including drinks!


Snake, Chicken and Mushroom Soup.

I spent my Birthday in Hong Kong :) Birthday meal: Seafood pizza and Sushi.

Birthday Cakes: Chocolate Mousse, Lychee Cake, Passionfruit Cheescake.

Food in a Bag: Cheung Fun and Shui Mai.