Sunday, 22 June 2014

REVIEW | Maybelline Hyper Glossy Liquid Liner

I hate to be a real party pooper, but I'm gonna have to be just for this post. I picked up the Maybelline Hyper Glossy Liquid Liner in the hopes of loving it because of the fine tip the applicator has. There are a few things that I found did not agree with me the few times I tried it out. I know it is "hyper glossy" but I assumed it would dry with a glossy finish. Which I thought it did but when I touched it a few minutes later, it was still wet and smudged everywhere. Also, even though the applicator is very thin, it's hard to maintain a straight thin line because it slips around on the eyelid easily. When I would wear it out, it would smudge and run which is a big no-no.

I really wanted to like you but things just did't work out. We wanted different things from each other. I'm sorry I said all these mean things about you but we're just not meant to be together.

Has anyone found any luck with this particular liner? If so, tell me about it!


Friday, 20 June 2014

A Naughty Haul

So I had my last exam on Wednesday which means freedom! Also it means that I did some retail therapy the next day which resulted in buying the above products. I am quite happy with what I got yesterday as I had been wanting some of these things for quite sometime. However I did spend a lot less than I thought, which is a bonus.

My first stop was Mecca Cosmetica, which is slowly becoming my favourite place to shop at in they city. When I walked in, I had three things on my mind that I know I wanted to get; the Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer SPF 15, the NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Kalahari, and the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner. The MUP the was very helpful and suggested the NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base to go with the eyeshadow I was picking up to which I said, why not? I am super excited to try out all these things soon! My second and final stop was Aesop. I love walking into there, it smells so good and everything is so neat and . . .  I could go on for days. I've been lusting after the Chamomile Concentrate Anti-Blemish Masque as my acne lately has been getting out of control. The lady there tested out some other products on me and gave me the samples, and I have to say, I'm definitley going back to purchases some of them. Also they sprayed something on the bag before I left, and I want to know what it is because it smells amazing and you feel so relaxed!

I can't wait to try everything out and let you all know about them!


Thursday, 12 June 2014

Makeup For When You're Feeling Poorly

Well my second dose of the flu this year couldn't have come at a better time. Not. I just started my lot of exams this week and next and I had a performance last night. Lets just say that playing the flute when you can't even manage to swallow is not the best experience. The performance was at my old school and I didn't want to look like an extra in Frozen. Picture this, blue lips, skin a shade lighter than white, and I'm supposed to stand under a spotlight for 10 minutes. Not ideal. So I rummaged through my makeup draw to find any product that featured the words brightening, illuminating and anything that had a shimmer. I don't own many products like this because of my oily skin and I prefer a matte face. So here are some of the products that made me look like I hadn't spent the last 12 hours in bed.

*Sorry for no pictures, I'm still in bed, and it's 6 in the evening. I got home from my exam and dressed in my pyjamas straight away. Living the life!

Firstly underneath my foundation, I used Revlon PhotoReady Skinlights in Pink Light. I applied it to where one would usually highlight; the cupids bow, my cheekbones, above my nose, and underneath my brows. I gives a slight shimmer, but when you apply foundation over the top, you look healthy and glowing. Then I used M.A.C. Select Cover- Up in NW15 for underneath my eyes to highlight as my bags were in full form that day. Even though it is a shade darker than my foundation - yes I am that pale - it still brightens the area well. And no creasing, hurrah! Lastly, I used my NARS Blush in Deep Throat - still giggling - on my cheeks as it adds a nice shimmer without looking like oil slick. Also, the rest of my products I used on my face that night were just some regulars; M.A.C Studio Fix Fluid in NW 10, Napoleon Perdis Primer, M.A.C. Studio Fix Powder in C2, M.A.C Studio Fix Concealer in NW20, ChiChi Classics Palette, M.A.C. Eyeshadow in Wedge, Australis Lip Liner in Nude, M.A.C. Lipstick in Mehr.

So again, sorry for the lack of posts, once exams are over I will have an abundance of time on my hands to have some fun. Also, the day after my last exam, I'm going on my bi-yearly end-of-exams shopping spree. I can't wait!

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