Thursday, 19 June 2014

Pucker up quick! - Mini-review on Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm

Greetings from Tokyo! (^---^)v The weather has been really nice, despite a slight shower earlier yesterday~ Averaging ard 27ºc I think? Quite perfect! Especially when there's a nice breeze most of the time~

I packed my new Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm this trip and have used it the past couple days. The colour is really nice, buildable too! I have the matte balm in Unapologetic, which is a pretty darn bright shade of rose pink. Paired with a light eye, it's not as overwhelming as I'd thought! And also not as drying as I expected a matte lippie to be~ (I still have a layer of balm first though, my lips tend to go slightly dry in cool climates~)

Revlon describes this lippie as:

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm offers velvety color with balm-like moisture. Infused with a Triple Butter Complex of Shea, Mango and Coconut Butter. This retractable chubby crayon requires no sharpener.

Hope you can see the colour ok~ It's my first time blogging from my mobile so the controls are a little icky (^--^);;

As you probably can see, it's not super duper matte, more towards a velvety finish. I blot off after application and top it off with a layer of Edward Bess nude lipstick over my cupid's bow so that my lips don't look super pouty.

The staying power of this shade is pretty good! After blotting, there will still be some transfer after a meal but the colour remains obvious though not as bright a shade as before so I only touched up after meals.

I'll do up a proper review when I get back! I only have 1 - 2 light layers of Unapologetic on thus the not-so-bright rose pink pucker but it is definately buildable for heavy impact.

p/s: Loving my new green-based ash hair colour! Who says those little neighbourhood aunty salons can't do a good job? The aunty who did my hair was excited cos it was her first time attempting this colour...she was so happy when it came out alright.....and I was helping them clean out their stock of green dye too apparantly lol XP

Monday, 16 June 2014

What's In The Bag - Tokyo Time!

It's that time of the year again! Off for my annual pilgrimage to the Land of the Rising Sun, Makeup & Fashion~

I really wanted to put in an entry before I left so I thought I'd share the contents of my makeup bag and accessories. Yeah yeah I know, this has 'filler post' written all over it >_<

Accessories first, I don't wear as much hardware as I used to back in the day but it's still an important part of my wardrobe...and these are my picks for the trip!

Unfortunately I can only tell that the 2 studded bracelets and chainmail-ish necklace were from H&M, the rest were from all over the place like Far East Plaza, online stores and previous trips. Oh excluding that Pandora bracelet up in the corner (^_^;;)

Really dig my 'good for a bit-o-luck' token that I got from a little store in Kichijoji last year~

And in the makeup section, I made a tiny pile.


For base makeup, I brought:

For eye make:

  • Sleek Makeup Blush by 3 (Ok this one's for the face obviously =P)
  • Maybelline the Rocket Volum' Express
  • Maybelline Hypersharp Liner
  • Too Cool for School 1 Day Tattoo Eyebrow

And lastly, lips:

And that's the small part of my packing that I wanted to share today~ =)

Hope I'll come back with a more manageable haul this year, looking forward to share them with you guys when I get back! =D *poof!*

Monday, 9 June 2014

What's in The Bag - Luxola Party Goodie Bag

I know it's been awhile since I got this but I would still like to show the contents of the Luxola End of Prohibition Party door gift held a couple weeks ago ^.^

In a roomy bling-y silver pouch were~


Here's a clearer look at the respective items, I haven't tried them so I'll just attach a short description of the products according to their product write-ups~

In the skincare category, we have:

From top, then left to right then bottom:
  • Harnn Oriental Herbs Hand Cream - Ultra rich, firming & highly protective hand cream with essential oils, Coenzyme Q10 and Hyaluronic Acid.
  • Dr Hauschka Blackthorn Body Oil - For use as a massage oil or body moisturizer, helps prevent stretch marks during pregnancy.
  • 66°30 Extreme Cycle 6-in-1 Face Fluid - For men, an ultra moisturizer that calms shaving irritation, protects and repairs skin.
  • Alpha-H Liquid Gold with Glycolic Acid - A non-alcoholic powerful skin resurfacing lotion that helps to jumpstart skin metabolism, reduce open pores and fight wrinkles, pigmentation and sun damage. (Winner of the Harper’s Bazaar Beauty Hot 100 2013)
  • VMV Hypoallergenics Armada Face Cover 30 - A light cream type sun+light screen, skin lightening, full spectrum, indoor and outdoor protection. Non-Comedogenic and 100% fragrance, paraben, preservative, dye and phthalate-free. It's also Halal and Vegan.
  • Mekhala Soothing Tamarind Facial Cleanser - Unique formula that includes organic tamarind and honey nourishes and brightens the skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines. Also able to remove makeup without drying the skin. Free of artificial fragrances and preservatives, parabens and sulphates.

I'm most excited to try the Alpha-H Liquid Gold given it's many good reviews.

It's supposed to work very well on those pesky little clogs and zits that pop up every now and then too~ But I also read that it works best on skin that is at a neutral pH so.....given that I use a few products that contain salicylic acid, I'm not sure it'll work as miraculously on me...=\ But! We shall see (^_^)v

And in the makeup category, we have:

Clockwise from left to right:
  • Color Show by Maybelline Lipstick in 107 Pink Paradise - True-to-color intense lip color that promises to stay on the lips even under hot and humid conditions.
  • Sleek Makeup Pout Paint x 2 in shades 162 Milkshake and 154 Mauve Over -  Intense lip pigments designed for mixing but can also be used on its on for strong, long-lasting color.
  • Sleek Makeup Pout Polish in shade The Afterparty - I think this is Pink Cadillac on the website though. Check the review HERE.
  • Color Show by Maybelline Crayon Kohl Eyeline in Noble Purple - Full-on colour pigments for the eyes in a smooth kohl texture. Bold colour that doesn't budge.

Quite excited about the Sleek Makeup lip colors but I haven't gotten to them yet due to a recent spree of pink lip'll probably see them quite soon. Watch this space! lol

Oh! I also got picked for the lucky draw and won this travel size Sun Ocean EDT from Paris-Bahamas!

So happy cos I never win stuff! Just don't have the lucky wishbone in me I guess?

Isn't the bottle cute? The cover's filled with real pink sand from the Bahamas! Concocted with exotic coconut, frangipani and vanilla, this is truly a beachside summer in a bottle~ When I smell it, the image of lounging under the sun at Sentosa (or a better beach) comes to mind!

I believe this is my first What's in The Bag sort of post? Even though it isn't really MY bag that I tout around but all the same, hope you enjoyed a peek! (^--^)///