Sephora + Moschino Bear Lip Gloss Chain

I saw that this Moschino Bear x Sephora lip gloss thing was back in stock so I couldn’t resist getting my hands on it.

The gold bear fits any of the lip glosses that it comes with. Though I would never wear this as a chain, I love it as a decoration on my vanity. It is actually plated with 24k gold.

The lip glosses themselves are super pigmented and long-lasting without any sticky feeling. 

My favourite is the Hollywood guilded copper gloss as it looks elegant on a night on the town.

What is your favourite of the lips colours?


Things I Used Up: February 2018

February was a short month, so I didn’t really get to use up too much stuff. However, it did encourage me ot use up more samples and minis just so I would have things to write down in this list.

Products I used up:

  • Ciaté Fierce Flicks eyeliner
  • Tarte Drink of h20 mini
  • The Face Shop Silky and Soft Cotton Pads
  • Racine Delicare Soothing Mask
  • Sephora Instant Moisture + Cream (sample) x 2
  • Homer Simpson x The Face Shop Mask
  • Shiseido Senka Perfect Essence Silky (sample)
  • SNP Grapefruit Gelato Brightening Mask x 2
  • Tony Moly Master Lab Intense Hydrating Mask

I didn’t pan anything this month, but I’ve been trying to find every excuse to switch looks for every occasion, especially if I’m going out after work.

I’m sure March will have a fuller list as I get ready for my wedding!


Things I Used Up: January 2018

My New Years resolution was to try to use up more stuff before I acquire more of it. A lot of that is beauty stuff. I managed to not buy any of it the whole month of January and instead using more of my collection. It’s not just that I buy a lot, but I am frequently under the collector mindset that I shouldn’t “waste” anything, which is stupid since it’s more of a waste NOT to use the things.

My new vanity is helpful for displaying all I own so that I can be inspired every day to try out new products. I even realized I had so many free samples and minis that I decided to use up some so that I could have things to write in this list.

Here are some products I used up:

Here are items I panned (hit bottom but didn’t use up quite yet):

  • Mac Eyeliner Gel black – I hit pan and threw it out because it was getting old
  • Nars Orgasm/Laguna Duo

I decided to record when I hit pan because it’s just as rare as using something up! I have so many eyeshadows that I’m going to feel accomplished the one day those touch bottom.


BH Cosmetics Haul

A while back, I did a huge BH Cosmetics haul because everything was on super sale. All these things together costed around $50.

This Take Back Brazil palette was full of pigmented eyeshadows that are perfect for the base of an eye look.

This 12 piece brush set also came with the palette for free! The brushes are soft and blend make-up well. I find the burhs heads fall off the stick when they are washed though, so it requires some regluing to fix it.

I also grabbed this beautiful unicorn highlighter kit!

I want to learn how to contour better, so I also got a contour kit.

Lastly, this HD Brow Pencil was only a buck but super fine for precision.


Shu Uemura x Mario Travel Set

I love the entire Super Mario Shu Uemura collection and I totally couldn’t resist adding this travel set to what I already had.

Inside was a lip tint and cleansing oil mini as well as a pouch and eyelash curler! I coincidentally also was starting Super Mario Odyssey when I received this in the mail.

The beautiful cosmetic pouch has tons of pockets for all sorts of storage. It perfectly keeps any glass serum bottles protected so is good for travelling.

The best part of the set is this gold eyelash curler with the signature Power-Up star. Shu Uemura’s eyelash curlers are some of the best around and this is such a beautiful touch!


My New Years Resolution + Dream Vanity!

Happy New Year! This Christmas, I finally built the dream vanity I’ve always wanted. My sister got me the Micke Ikea workstation, which has a drawer perfect for palettes and cupboard for nail polishes and creams.

The mirror is from Amazon and makes me feel like a Hollywood Star. The lights have a dimmer so it could be adjusted to the desired level.

Built my dream vanity for #Christmas ~ #makeup #makeupaddict

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All my existing storage containers fit right beside it. The newest is a lipstick tower that fits over 80, and I somehow filled the entire thing. Yeah, I have that many lippies.

This is where my New Years Resolution kicks in. I want to try to use up more stuff before buying anything. I want to at least pan one colour in an eyeshadow palette before purchasing another, finish eyeliners, lipsticks, skin care before adding more to the collection. I still have a bunch of stuff I haven’t blogged about yet too.

I want to transfer this to other aspects of my life too. I have a lot of art supplies, hot sauces, video games that are left unfinished. This New Year, I want to get closer to the end of stuff before adding more to my life. It’ll help me both declutter and save some money. It’ll be an expensive year after-all with the wedding closing in fast!


Moschino + Sephora Bear Eyeshadow Palette

I wanted this Moschino + Sephora eyeshadow palette since the first announcement. I even tried on its August release date, but it sold out quickly and was removed from the store. I thought all hope was lost. 

Then one-day last month I got an e-mail notification that it had been added back to the store. I logged on my computer and grabbed it in that instant. The bear just screams at me as a thing I need to have. 

Inside the shadows are beautiful. Most of them are shiny, but there are some mattes to use with the shimmers. It even comes with a booklet on how to use some shadows together. 
I swatched it lightly because I didn’t want to waste the precious shadows and it was very pigmented. The shimmers are so beautiful that photos don’t do it justice. This was totally worth the impulse buy.

I did my holiday party look with mostly this palette! It really made my eyes pop.


I bought one of those lipsticks with a flower inside

Sometimes I fall for those stupid sponsored posts on Facebook, where it shows a beautiful life-changing make-up product. I don’t even remember what site I bought this from but it was $8 and took around 4 months to arrive. I thought it was lost, or just never shipped.

The packaging itself is pretty, the lipstick itself is clear, but supposed to turn into a colour once applied.

However, I found that it didn’t really do much in terms of colour my lips, but give it a sheer gloss.

Oh well! Sometimes you just get what you pay for.


Modern Renaissance

After reading all the hype online, I had to get myself the Modern Renaissance eyeshadow palette from Anastasia Beverley Hills. It comes in a soft velvet case.

The colours are all warm tones. It’s perfect for everyday looks. I’m currently very into pinks and oranges as they are way more interesting than generic neutral tones.

A little swipe goes a long way as it is very pigmented.

What kind of looks have you pulled off with your Modern Renaissance palette?


The Face Shop Hand Mask

I got this hand mask from an Advent Calendar. I’ve never tried hand masks before and it took me a while to try this one because I suck at not touching things for a long time.

It was like wearing a moist glove for 20 minutes. Afterwards, my hands were noticeably smoother, but I found it didn’t really last more than 24 hours.

Have you ever used hand masks? Are there some that are more effective?