Showing posts with label sephora. Show all posts
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Sunday, 10 November 2013

Sephora VIB Makeup Haul

Girls would totally buy 2 things for $1 that they don't need just because it's on sale from $2.

But this sale is one legitimate items that girls do need.

MAKEUP!

I started dabbling in the magic of makeup about 1 year ago and I never stopped. From obsession over YouTube tutorials to swapping tips and tricks with friends to browsing Sephora weekly I do it all.

When I was presented with the silver VIB card, they made me a loyal costumer for life. On until Monday is their 20% off event exclusively for VIB members.

I went and took full advantage.

Sephora vib event makeup haul, urban decay bite, Kat von d

I got the Urban Decay Vice2 Palette, Bite Beauty the Lip Set, Urban Decay Black Market Pencil Set, Kat Von D Spellbinding Lipstick Set and redeemed the new 500pt perk from Urban Decay.


Sephora vib event makeup haul, urban decay bite, Kat von d
Sephora vib event makeup haul, urban decay bite, Kat von d

I am very much a lips and eyes girl, as you can see by my purchases.

Sephora vib event makeup haul, urban decay bite, Kat von d
Sephora vib event makeup haul, urban decay bite, Kat von d

My favourite is the Vice 2 palette.

Sephora vib event makeup haul, Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette

Ever since I got the first Vice Palette I am hooked.

I am such a color girl and in the Vice2 Palette the iridescent purple coined "betrayal" is my absolute favourite. I will slowing swatch the colors out in future posts, stay tuned.

Sephora vib event makeup haul, Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette

Time to finish the rest of my face.

Sephora vib event makeup haul, Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette

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Friday, 30 November 2012

Sometimes, all I want to do is Bite my Lips

This Chanel lipstick started it all. My piqued interested in lipstick.

Besides, I was tired of having this happen.

hair stuck to lipgloss

Even though I like seeing my ample lips shiny, the having hair in front of it is probably one of my least favourite things.

It means I can never have windows open when I drive as well. It is about time to graduate to lipsticks. Still, for some reason, that just seems ever so grown up to me.

I recently reached VIB status at Sephora, WooHoo! It means I get lured in to spend even more money.

This recent promotion is pretty kick ass though, $20 off on purchases of $50 or more. Perfect for me to satisfy my lipstick cravings.

Just so happens, I have had my eyes on these guys for sometime.

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The Bite Beauty Bite Size Discovery Set. For the smart shopper who wants to dabble in a little of everything before fully committing to one thing. Or, someone like me, who just wants to cover all facets of life.

Being only $29.00 dollars, I still needed to "spend" $21 or more to make my coupon eligible.

Since I am already on the lipstick trail, why not continue deeper down the rabbit hole.

So I got these beauts, too.

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Bite Beauty Colour + Shine To Go in Tannin/ Cin Cin/ Champagne Pearl

The final dollars were spent on a Smith's rosebud salve balm, for the lips too of course.

Even the birthday gift this year is lip related.

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So let's get on with the review already.

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Here are the colours against non-lip pigmented skin.

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From left to right, cin cin, tannin, shiraz, musk, fig, retsina, pomegranate.

I never need to buy lipstick again, even though I have some coming in my next TooFace order. I kind of have a problem.

I do like the size of these babies, I cannot fathom finishing a full size lipstick. At least with these guys I stand a chance.

Here they are on me. I did what I could with the lighting.

Cin Cin - a orange warm playful tone

Bite beauty Cin Cin Lipstick, Makeup

Tannin - a deep wine red that reminds me of Merlot

Bite beauty Tannin Lipstick, Makeup

Shiraz - a more purple and subtle take on red wine

Bite beauty Shiraz Lipstick, makeup

Musk - closest to my natural lip colour

Bite beauty Musk Lipstick, Makeup

Fig - frosty fresh pink

Bite beauty Fig Lipstick, makeup

Retsina - something I can never pull off, but the perfect nude

Bite beauty Retsina Lipstick, Makeup

Pomegranate - a bright red that is guaranteed to pop

Bite beauty Pomegranate Lipstick, make up


I like the formula of these lipsticks. Feels good that they are made using organic ingredients in small batches.

The lipsticks are well pigmented. However, they don't last as long as some other red lipsticks I have tried. I love the full library of colours this line provides.

My lips did feel hydrated through out the day. These cute Bite Size Samples would make amazing stocking stuffers.

My next goal is to make Retsina work for me.

Have a happy weekend and keep on posing.

Monday, 9 January 2012

The enchanting Book of Shadows

Oh siren, I have finally succumbed to your song. Like many before me, I will be yet another dead sailor drowning in the massive ocean.

But at least I will have died at the hands of great beauty, products that is. Sephora!

Sephora bag, Sephora shopping bag

I purchased my first eye shadow palette on Friday!

The Book of Shadows volume IV by Urban Decay.

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This is a limited edition release of their Book of Shadows collection. Came out just before the holidays, the palette comes with 16 colours as well as a few extras. Their infamous primer, the self curling mascara as well as a full size liquid liner. Oh, forgot to mention, it also includes a plug in speaker to amplify sound of any digital device.

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Since I am a near virgin to such complete make up products, I approach the box with trepidation. What could be waiting for me on the inside?

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A plumage of butterflies popped up and I squealed with excitement. *cue, laughter from boyfriend*

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Inside the "Get the Look" pouch there is a card of make up tutorials you can scan and download using your smart phone. Beside the mirror on the lid, there is a holder for the smartphone to rest while the makeup tutorial or anything else you like is playing. It's like your little personal makeup desk/DJ booth.

As I slid open the drawer that holds all the goodies, I squealed again.

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Packaging gets to me every time! I love how everything is packed so nicely.

Here are what the colours look like on my skin. I feel so sophisticated doing these swatches. I have always admired make-up bloggers and the service they provide. Hope I did a good enough job here.

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From left to right, Blue Bus, Gunmetal, Cobra and Baked

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From left to right, Bender, Gravity, Lost and Hijack

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From left to right, Midnight Cowgirl, Sin, Midnight Rodeo and Crystal

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From left to right, Bust, Missionary, Skim and Zephyr

*phew* that was a lot of work, but fun :)

This will by no means be my last palette, maybe I will be NAKED in the future?

This was yesterday, I wore Gravity from inner corner to about 2/3rds of the way and Gunmetal from there to outer corner; and I wore Cowgirl for under eye. This is after a day of wear. Pretty pleased with the staying power. It's all in the primer.

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The primer makes the shadow stick better, it also makes the eye liner glide better. Although I do find that the Urban Decay liquid liner is too watery, when I was lining close to the inner corner, some run into my eye and it stung. Other wise, it's very fine and dark, just the way I like it.

I like the mascara as well, I have straight and stubborn Asian lashes which need to be coaxed into curling by heat and the lash curler. But I did see a slight lift after putting the mascara on. Since I have surrounded to my lashes on making them curl and behave, I just wear falsies anyway, so couple of coats of this mascara is enough as a base.

This is what I am wearing today.
Hijackoops, it's actually Crystal from inner corner to about 2/3rds of the way and Blue Bus from there to outer corner; and I am wearing Zephyr for under eye. This time I applied them using my fingers.

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Best part about this purchase, it was on sale! After taxes it came to $58.00. It used to be $77.00 before taxes.

The colour palette is well balanced with neutrals as well as many daring colours. It suits me well since I am pretty eccentric when it comes to my wardrobe.

A few criticisms, the drawer is not that easy to slide out and once it is fully out, it does take up a lot of space. It is almost impractical to hold it and apply make up at the same time.

But over all, I would definitely recommend this product, especially since the sale price is so fantastic.

Hope you all had a great Monday.

Man, never thought taking self portraits would be such hard work.