The Shu Uemura x Mario limited edition was so irresistible that I couldn’t not get this Fire Flower lip balm before the whole collection disappeared in store.
The packaging is adorable and has the flower it is named after!
The colour is a nice pink-ish red.
On my lips it was moisturizing and pigmented. I was actually surprised that even through some drinking that it had staying power. Especially since this is meant to be a coloured lip balm!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?
I love sparkly make-up so I could not resist getting Fenty’s Galaxy collection eyeshadows and a glittery black eyeliner.
Look how beautiful this unicorn-esque packaging is too!
Inside are various colours of eyeshadow that are super glittery. It’s hard to capture in photos, but a few of the colours looked like it sparkled in two tones.
The colours themselves were pigmented. These swatches were made from one simple swipe of my finger. When I used them, there was some glitter fall-out on my face, which was to be expected from the shine in these shadows. They are also pretty easy to build and blend with other sets.
I have hit and miss experiences with glitter eyeliner because the few I’ve tried have irritated my eyes. However, this one did not!
It goes on as a regular black eyeliner, but if you smudge it (while it’s still wet), that’s when the true shine shows. After it dries, it doesn’t smudge and lasts all day.
Both these new additions will be so perfect in adding a holiday sparkle.
I couldn’t resist getting the Anastasia Beverley Hills lip kit when it was half-price at Sephora.
Look how pretty the colours are up close!
It came with a little palette to mix in. That’s the main purpose of this kit is to allow you to make your own personal colours. The difficult part is being able to replicate it each time.
For my first attempt, I mixed a deep pink colour with blue and made a nice purple colour.
This is me after a few hours of eating and drinking. Though some of it rubbed off, the colour was still bright at the end of a night. Since it’s a bit cumbersome to try and re-apply and remix colours, the kit is really only for experimenting or showing off for a few hours.
What are your favourite ABH lip kit combos?
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?