Sunday, September 15, 2019

Sephora NZ Beauty Pass Haul ♡ September 2019 ft. Lanolips, FRESH, Fenty Beauty, DIOR and Sephora Collection

Sephora NZ just had their Beauty Pass Sale and I have recently just reached their Black Member status, which means I get 20% off in this sale. It's so exciting, I finally get to stock up some of my favourites and try out a few new products on my wish list.

Last weekend I bought the LANOLIPS ROSE HAND CREAM INTENSE to try and I love it so much that I went back and bought two more! The texture is thick and sticky upon application, but it absorb into the skin so quickly and it instantly hydrates my dry hands. I am a sucker for rose scented products and the smell of this hand cream is perfect.

I am currently a little bit obsessed with Lanolips and it all started with their Strawberry 101 Ointment. Remember I used to love Carmex lip balms so much?! and now it's all about Lanolips.

I already have a lot of tinted lip balms that I doubt I will ever finish, but when I saw the LANOLIPS ROSE GOLD 101 OINTMENT BALM, I just had to grab it, seeing as I love their strawberry scented one so much.  I haven't try this yet, but judging from my arm swatch above, I know I am going to love it.

FRESH SUGAR TINTED LIP TREATMENT is another impulsive purchase haha, but I have wanted to try this for the longest time! I initially wanted the colour Icon, but they don't have it in store so I got the shade Orchid instead.

I have been wanting to try the FENTY BEAUTY STUNNA LIP PAINT ever since the brand launched this product, almost everyone in the beauty community raves about this liquid lipstick and it just makes me wonder. Matte liquid lipsticks has always been my thing and I have been really obsessed with rosy, mauve, nude shades in recent years, so I picked Uncuffed, even though I probably already have so many other lip products in similar shades, but I am so excited to try this, I heard that it's super long wearing and the texture is rich and creamy.

DIOR LIP GLOW is another lip product that has been on my wish list for the longest time, but it's not something that I can just grab and go because it's soooo expensive. I think Pink Glow is the OG, but I have noticed that the older I get, the more I lean towards darker shades and a non-glossy finish. So I picked the shade Matte Raspberry and it's absolutely gorgeous!

Whenever my bestie and I talk about foundations, she always raves about the FENTY BEAUTY PRO FILT'R SOFT MATTE LONGWEAR FOUNDATION, she and I have quite a similar skin type and we have similar taste in a lot of things. The last time I recommended to her the Too Faced Peach Perfect Foundation, she loved it as much as I do, so this time I thought I would try a foundation that she can't recommend enough of. I shade matched myself online, so fingers crossed this is the correct shade for me.

Last but not least, I stock up on the SEPHORA FOOT MASKS which I have tried last week and absolutely love! Coming from someone that wears high heels daily, these really helps to soften rough areas and smooth my feet. SEPHORA LAVENDER FOOT MASKS provides refreshing, relaxing effect and SEPHORA ALMOND FOOT MASKS targets to nourish dry feet, soften rough areas and make skin supple.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Beauty Empties #15 ♡ ColourPop, ABH, Chanel, Drunk Elephant, Origin, Kiehl's, Narciso Rodriguez, The Good Vitamin Co. + More!

It's been a long time since I last posted my beauty empties and during this time I have finished up a lot of products, including makeup, skincare and my favorite perfume.

First up is my absolute favorite brow products of all time, the COLOURPOP BROW BOSS PENCIL, which has been mentioned in almost all of my beauty empties posts. This is an amazing product if you like natural brows that last all day.

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS BROW WIZ is like an expensive version of the ColourPop Precision Brow Pencil, which I also use sometimes, but it can be a bit heavy. I like that it glides on smoothly and application is so easy.

CHANEL STYLO SOURCILS WATERPROOF DEFINING LONGWEAR EYEBROW PENCIL (omg, such a long name!!!) was recommended to me when I last visited the Chanel boutique at Britomart. I like the slanted tip as it is very easy to shape and line the brows. I love that it gives a natural looking coverage and it is long wearing as well. The lady also recommended a brow gel (Chanel Le Gel Sourcils Longwear Eyebrow Gel) to go with this brow pencil and I absolutely love the combination! Both are expensive, but totally worth it.

After years of trying different cleansers from different brands and pricing ranges, I have come to realized that supermarket branded products are actually better than the expensive ones we buy in these beauty stores. I have been using the DRUNK ELEPHANT BESTE NO. 9 JELLY CLEANSER for months and I am so glad that I finally emptied the tube! This cleanser says to be perfect for sensitive skin and the gentle formula claims to rinses away without an ounce of residue, leaving skin clean and soft. Okay, I am not mad because this actually does what it says, but I just feel like it's not worth the price spent, because any cleanser can leave skin clean and soft, right?!

GLOW RECIPE WATERMELON GLOW JELLY SHEET MASK is also a product that I am not a big fan of, haha. This is my second time using this sheet mask and upon application I thought "it's quite refreshing and it's actually not that bad this time", but it ends up in disappointment again. I had difficulty trying to keep the mask on as it kept sliding down. It's a watermelon sheet mask but it doesn't smell watermelon. My face felt dry and sticky after the removable of the mask and the serum just don't seem to absorb into my skin at all. 

MECCA COSMETICA MULTI-PURPOSE PLUMPING BALM is amazing! I use it as a primer and it can be used as a daily moisturizer as well. The formula is hydrating and it leaves my skin looking plump and healthy, not oily at all. I also really like the packaging, it comes in a tube with a pump which is easy to dispense the product. My makeup looks flawless and wears all day (12 hours) whenever I use this product.

I have already re-purchased the WET N WILD COVER ALL FACE PRIMER many many times and I will continued to recommend this primer to anyone with oily skin! This one is really affordable and it does the job better than others that you spent $$$ on. It minimize pores, brightens complexion and even skin tone. Makeup applies smoothly and it is really good at controlling oily face.

ORIGINS ORIGINAL SKIN MATTE MOISTURISER WITH WILLOWHERB is literally the BEST moisturizer that I have tried, in recent year. I am currently on my second tub and I would definitely recommends to anyone with oily skin. This is a total life saver, it is very good at oil control, it keeps makeup looking fresh throughout the day and I wear this on days without makeup as well, it just keeps my face completely shine free without looking dull.

I have finally finished my KIEHL'S ULTRA FACIAL OIL-FREE GEL CREAM and I actually like this product, but I am not sure if I will re-purchase, only because Kiehl's is expensive in NZ. This gel cream was recommended to me when I was looking for a lightweight moisturizer suitable for oily skin. I like that the gel texture feels quite cooling and refreshing upon application and that the cream keeps my face hydrated throughout the night. 

I am also glad that I have finally emptied the KIEHL'S CREAMY EYE TREATMENT WITH AVOCADO as I have had this for a very long time. This was actually purchased a few years ago after reading all the rave reviews online. I like the creamy texture and the non-greasy formula is easy to spread. I see that my concealers doesn't crease much under my eye area after using this eye cream for awhile. It's quite moisturizing and I really like it. 

I got a travel sized KAT VON D LOCK-IT SETTING POWDER to try and I thought that it's an amazing product. This powder is finely milled, it goes nice on the skin, I use it to bake and it leaves my makeup looking flawless, but I find that if I touch-up during the day, it turns my face cakey. 

COLOURPOP NO FILTER LOOSE SETTING POWDER is another powder products that I have been loving lately. I use the translucent and although the powder is not finely milled like the KVD, when I use this to bake, it also makes my skin looks flawless. It has a lightweight texture that keeps my makeup in place all day, and I was able to touch-up during the day without turning my face cakey.

MAC X CHRIS CHANGE PREP + PRIME TRANSPARENT FINISHING PRESSED POWDER used to be my favorite until it forms a hard top layer on the powder and from my research, I found that it's cause by oil transfer from skin to tool then onto the powder. The top layer can be scrapped off but it's just a hassle having to scrap it every time before use. Otherwise this is a really good powder for setting an oily face. 

I get compliments every time I wear the NARCISO RODRIGUEZ FOR HER FLEUR MUSC PERFUME and it has definitely become 'my scent'. I absolutely love this perfume, I love everything from the sweet smell of roses to the pink packaging and this one wears all day on me, the smell lingers on my clothes for a few days as well. Just no word to describe how much I love this! 

Last but not least, I want to share with you a non makeup and skincare related product, but a vitamin that I have been taking lately which works a wonders. Me being a non believer of vitamins pills or chewy thought that you can get enough vitamin by eating lots of fruits and veges, so I was really skeptical about this product when I was shopping for one. 

As you know, I have been getting my nails done with gel or acrylic for years and years now and my own nails is really damaged. I find it very hard to grow my nails as they're just chipping all the time and tearing by the nail bed. My hair has been falling pretty badly as well and there were time my middle parted line was going bald... That's when I thought I had to do something!

I went to the chemist and I was recommended THE GOOD VITAMIN CO. GOOD BIOTIN FOR SKIN HAIR NAILS. I have already emptied one bottle and now I am on my second bottle and I thought this really works! On days that I am not wearing makeup at all, I get complimented on how glowy my skin looks lately. I see an obvious growth on my nails as I am wearing fake press-on nails at the moment and I see the little gap just by taking this vitamin for two weeks. My hair seems fuller these days, there is less fall outs and overall it seem to work really well!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Maybelline Tattoo Brow Gel Tint ♡ Review & Demo

Today I am sharing with you my review of the Maybelline Tattoo Brow Gel Tint in Dark Brown.

I have used similar products in the past, the first one I have tried was the Etude House Tint My Brows Gel which I absolutely love. Then I tried the K-Palette Lasting Eyebrow Tint which I was really not a fan of. Lastly, I have been using the Maybelline Tattoo Brow Gel Tint in the past few weeks and I actually really like this product, it's not bad comparing to the Korean branded ones.


Maybelline Tattoo Brow is described as a peel off gel tint that leaves brows perfectly defined and evenly filled for up to 3 days. 

Simply apply over brows in your desired shape and let dry for at least 20 minutes, for best result, the brand has recommended to leave the gel on for up to 2 hours before peeling off.

The gel tint is available in four shades, Dark Brown, Medium Brown, Grey Brown and Light Brown.


I have been using the Maybelline Tattoo Brow Gel Tint for a couple of weeks now and I used it at least once a week.

I have tried both, leaving on for 20 minutes and leaving on for 2 hours and I find that the result is pretty much the same.

Leaving it on for 2 hours as suggested doesn't mean that it will last longer.

This tint last 3 days as claimed and I find that it doesn't matter how many products you have applied or how long you have leave it on, the color starts fading on day 2 and on day 3 it's literally gone.

I love the applicator and I really like how precise it applies and although the result comes out a little harsh and unnatural, it definitely helps me filling in the brows in the morning.

I have the shade in Dark Brown and after peeling off the gel, the color does match me alright, but I always find that on day 2, the color would fade and turn a little orange.

The brand has suggested to peel off starting from the inner corner towards the outside and I love how it peels off in one-piece and it's hassle free.

Maybelline Tattoo Brow cost NZD $24.99 from Farmers and honestly, I think the pricing is not bad as the tube can last awhile and the gel doesn't dry out too quickly.

Overall, I really like this product and would recommend to anyone, who doesn't have a lot of time to fuss with their brows in the morning.