Sunday, April 08, 2012

Overrated Products

The best thing about internet is everyone being able to share his/her comment. I used to follow very closely on popular products on internet, yet I find they don't always work as good as what they are raved about. Here are some products I think they work alright but not magically fantastic.

1. Clinique 3-step
I am glad that Clinique is generous on giving out samples, so I know its products do not work for me.
The clarifying lotion 2 (toner) has high content of alcohol and it is way too strong and irritating for my skin.
The dramatically different moisturizing lotion is even worse. It didnt really bring hydration but broke my skin out. From what I know, the only products can do that are this clinique moisturizer and olay total effects (which belonged to my mum actually but i used it once , my own fault lol).

2. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick
 I dont mean Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick is a bad product. However, considering that it costs $85 in Australia, I just dont think the product is impressive enough to justify its exorbitant price. I am lucky to purchase this item from a blog sale, but i will not buy it again if i need to pay the full price.

3. Laura Geller Balance-and-Brighten
Emilynoel83 (my favorite youtuber ever!) raved about this product and I was sooo tempted. Spending so much extra to get it shipped from the US, I think this product is just alright. As it is a baked powder, every pan varies. Neither the color suits me well nor it gives amazingly flawless finish/ high coverage. I think it looks kinda cakey on my dry skin and I wont consider to repurchase it.

3. Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment 
I purchased it from and it was the smallest size available (30ml). Since last year, this kind of hair treatment oil has gotten a lot of raves. Moroccan oil and Macadamia oil are the most popular ones.
I would not have bought it if the company had listed the ingredient list on the website. This product does contain argan oil and other natural oil but also a lot of chemicals, which make your hair appear very nice and shiny but not nourish your hair as well and direct as natural products can. First, I do not like hair products with silicones in general (though a small amount is acceptable). Second, this little bottle cost $12 and I just dont think its worth it X_X

Though these products do not really surprise me or make miracles, I will try to finish them and not waste my money :p

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Quick purple eye look (using my Inglot palette :)!

Last Christmas I picked up my first Inglot eye shadow palette. I Love it sooo very much! the quality and the shades of eye shadow are fabulous! So Im going to show a quick look using this palette.

I only used two colors - a light shimmery, creamy white  and a magnificent pastel purple
I used my MAC paint pot (bare study) to enhance the pigmentation and lasting power.

The overall look is soft and simple. I always like purple and this shade is a very nice which still works well even i have my summer tan on (pastel colors and bright colors can appear awkward on my tan skin sometime.)

Nail polish of the day (I applied it after I took photos 'bout my eye look, hahaaa)

Rimmel I love lasting finish - 060 HOT & SPICY
the bright pinky coral is incredibly beautiful and I am impressed by its pigmentation.
I only applied one coat and it already achieved 80% opacity!
If the finish was more glossy, it would be perfect.

new item for blog sale/swap :)

- prices include postal to Australia (additional postal applied for other countries)
- products are genuine, condition is stayed in description and reflected in photos
- You are welcome to email me if you wanna swap yours for mine. I reserve my right to decline your offer though 

Please left a message in this blog post or send me an email [ ]] if you are interested

PIXI ultimate beauty kit (brand new but I lost the box)
- 32 eye shadows with matt and shimmery finish
- 8 blushes
- 16 lip colors
price: $35 (included shipping)

Mac Lipstick in Shy Girl A90 BNIB 

Monday, April 02, 2012

(updated) a little blog sale/ product swap :)

- All products are genuine, condition is stayed clearly in description and reflected in photos

Postal to Australia address (an estimation based on info. from Auspost)
-  $7 for up to 500g

- You are welcome to contact me if you wanna do a swap, but I reserve my right to accept/decline your offer :)

Please left a message in this blog post or send me an email [ ]] if you are interested/ having another question :) 

Maybelline Color Tattoo  (brand new)
Bold gold (sold)
50 Edgy Emerald, 20 Painted Purple, 40 Tenacious Teal, 10 Fierce&Tangy
price: $8 each

CoverGirl LashBlast Volume (800 very black)
MaxFactor 2000 calorie Straight Brush (101 Rich Black)
Maybelline Define-A-Lash (802 Brown Black)
Loreal Lash Architect 4D (Noir, its new and never used though the packaging is removed)
ALL are new and never used
$7 each

Stila Lip Glaze in Kitten B1, Dreamy CJ, Kaleido-scope CG (from top to bottom)
$3.5 each

Stila Lip Glaze in believe CK, Fantasy CH, Starfruit 30
$4 each

Barry M Lip Paint 101
$ 4.5 each

Revlon Colorstay Eyeshadow Quad - Coffee Bean
$ 4.5

Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque (regular retail size 30 ml)
$ 3.5

CoverGirl Advanced Radiance (120 creamy natural)
$ 5

NYX Round Lip Stick (551 Opal) $2.5

Carmax Moisture Plus (Clear), Maybelline Baby Lips (anti-oxidant berry)
$2.5 each

Maybelline Eyestudio (20 Blue blowout) $4
Wet-n-wild trio in Walking on Eggshells $4

Revlon illuminance creme shadow in 711 black magic (used once only)  $5

Mac Lipstick in Coral reef (left) & A rose romance (right)
(used ~5 times) $13 each


Maybelline color sensational lipstick in 715 Luminous Lilac & 730 Coral Gleam 
used twice only, $4

Essie nail polish in Lily Pond, used 4 times, $4