Monday, April 27, 2009

Lunasol Water Cream Foundation

Hi girls, I'm back ! I've been away for 2 weeks and I have tons of stuff need to be update... First of all, I don't think I'll get any Lunasol Water Cream Foundation

because it broke me out and its' still yet to recover, although the foundation is more on fluid than cream type but it just not my cup of tea when comes to spreading and blending on my skin. I've tried so many times, no matter how much moisturizer or water I have on my skin. The foundation just left me uneven patchy and sank into my pores which makes my pores look bigger and more visible than usual. This is really not what I want from a foundation. I don't think this is foundation's fault but more on my own skin and fingers. Maybe my skin is too dry (but I thought Water Cream Foundation supposed to be hydrated?) or the way I'm applying the liquid / cream foundation is wrong ? I like to use my fingers when it comes to applying foundation and eyeshadows. I know I should try on using sponge or brush but I just don't like the idea of bacterias dancing on sponges or brushes after each use especially liquid or cream type. Unless I get my sponges / brushes clean wash after each time used but I'm way too lazy to do that. Hahaha... So I'll just pass on Lunasol or any brands liquid / cream. Thank goodness, I got my Lunasol Water Cream Foundation in sample packs not in full size. There's no return policy in Malaysia and this Lunasol Water Cream Foundation cost RM 168.00 / USD 47.00 . I'll definitely be very heartache if I'd bought the full size and realise this is not the one for me. One good thing about this foundation is, it really makes my skin glow in a healthy looking way.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Busy Week & Random Thoughts

Sorry ladies, I'll be very busy for the entire week as my exhibition starting this coming friday until sunday. I'll have to station at the site so I don't think I can online for the whole week.

I know I did say I have to stop myself from buying things for N times but still I'd spent again last weekend. Kekeke... is a bit heartache now because I've spent over a grand within a month but the damages is already done so no point whining. In fact, I'm quite happy to have new toys to play with. Hahahaha... I'll show the photos and do reviews on my hauling after get back from exhibition. Don't forget to come back !

Here are some thoughts. I always want to get myself some Jill Stuart, Urban Decay, Smashbox, Too Faced and Bare Escentuals products. I have no idea where can I get them in Malaysia and no way I want to buy them online. I'm very particular on texture and colors of products especially eyeshadows. I've seen many bloggers do their e shopping but I never know how they choosing the colors ? I mean like how do you know which shade of foundation is suitable for you and what kind of blusher color will compliment your skin unless you have tried them or used them before, right? Also, if you are buying skincare online, how are you going to determine which skincare won't iritate your skin ? I never catch any idea of shopping online unless something I'd tried swatches and it's cheaper to buy online then I'll go for e shopping. I know there are always returns policy although we don't have it here in Malaysia. I guess is because we had abused the policy too much and most of the companies do find us annoyed enough. Hahahaha... To purchase something yet find it not suitable for your skin and return them again, later purchase a new product again, don't you feel a bit troublesome ? Maybe I'm the odd one out here... Hahaha... I'm more on straightforward person, I've tried it, I like it then I'll bring them home. I seldom buy something without trying or swatches. Just to make sure it worth every penny of mine. Yes, I'm a cheapo... LoLz...

After such a long paragraph, my conclusion is I'm starting to get more and more interested in buying cosmetics online because there are too many brands not available in Malaysia. Hahaha... I know some of you might want to punch me on my face! LoLz... but after seeing so many bloggers having fun shopping online and got themselves such wonderful items. I'm so tempted... Ladies, what are the websites are reliable, cheap and carrying plenty of products/ brands? Most importantly, they must ship to Malaysia. Don't know why, Malaysia sounds like an isolated and secluded country, which I found many sites don't ship to Malaysia but Singapore. We are so close neighbour!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Mac Hauls

I know I must stop myself from buying cosmetics but I just can't stop myself ! I'd walked into MAC store and could not stop my hands from reaching out their Sugarsweet Collection. At the end, I've bought 2 items, I wanted to grab more but not much left in my wallet... Hehehehe...

This is MAC Mineralize SkinFinish in Perfect Topping.

This photo is extracted from Karen's Makeup and Beauty Blog.
Hope you won't mind.

Check out her blog, she did a great swatches on Sugarsweet and other MAC collections. I always check her blog for latest products and swatches before hit to the malls.

I'm been eyeing on MAC Mineralize SkinFinish for the longest time and at last I've got myself this Perfect Topping Mineralize SkinFinish! This is actually a gift from my boyfriend, he gave me RM100.00 / USD 27.50 for my MAC shopping. Although it's not much but he always opposes my indulgence in skincare and cosmetics but last month he had given me RM 600.00 / USD 165.00 for my skincare and cosmetics shopping spree ! Darling, I love you soooooo much ! Hehehehe... The price for Mineralize SkinFinish is RM105.00 / USD29.00.

According to MAC SA, Perfect Topping is much softer color compare to another MSF color named Refined. Perfect Topping is more on pinkish, peachy and purplish melange while Refined is more on tan, peachy and coral melange. In fact, I always wanted to get something which is coral but those SAs always advice me not to get them as coral looks dark on my skin. Swatches on my hand, I must tell you how much I love Perfect Topping on my skin. My skin is glowing!

Another item that I'd picked up from MAC is the Sugarsweet Collection shadestick in Cakeshop. Each shadestick is RM65.00 / USD18.00. Seriously, I think MAC products are way too expensive in Malaysia compared to US. Furthermore, the SA in my local MAC told me that they are no longer selling pigments unless from the latest collection. This mean I have to stock up my pigments from overseas. MAC, you really don't know how much I love to use pigments !

This photo is also extracted from Karen's blog.

I don't know why, I'm so in love with green. I have tons of green eyeshadows but most of them are similar green colors but I know I have to get this gorgeous shadestick. From the picture above, it might looks a bit pale silver color but it's a light shimmery moss green. I'm so tempted to get the Butternutty and Lemon Chiffon but I have limited cash on me. Of course another thing is, my boyfriend was just standing right in front of me and I can't buy too much cosmetics as I'd bursted out my quota way too much last month.

One good thing about Sugarsweet Collection, other than MSFs and Shadesticks, there is nothing else that interested me. The eyeshadows don't seem inviting to me eventhough I really want to get myself a nice pink and purple eyeshadow. Initially, Aquavert was quite impressed me but later I found that my EOTD colors combination of gold and marine blue look a lot like Aquavert. Since I can create a similar color by combining two existing colors that I've already had, why should I spend additional on Aquavert anyway ?

I think maybe I'll go back and get the Lollipop Loving lipstick. Although I don't wear lipstick that much but the color of Lollipop Loving did leave me a good impression. It's all depend on my April and May's shopping budgets.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Restriction on myself

Not much inspiration recently but I did a lot of damages last few weeks... Hahaha... I think I really have to restrict myself from buying cosmetics and skincare anymore. I'm spending way too much for the past few months... I'll update my latest hauls once I'm free. I have a huge exhibition coming in 2 weeks time... No time to waste now... Kekeke... Be patience, please.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Maybelline Volum' Express Turbo Boost Waterproof Mascara

Don't know where and when, I've read someone raving about this Maybelline Volum' Express Turbo Boost Waterproof Mascara. My hands are itchy for mascaras again, thus this mascara followed me back home yesterday night.

Wondering is it my expectations on this mascara was too high or it really that disappointed. I really find this as another monkey's best friend. I have quite good acquaintances with Maybelline mascaras such as Unstoppable Curly Extension Mascara and Unstoppable Shiny Black Mascara.

I'm all good with Majolica Majorca's mascaras but with my itchy hands I always like to explore more and hope to find my holy grail mascara. I have the new Lash Beautifying Mascara Frame Plus, Lash Enamel Glamour Neo, Lash Gorgeous Wing & Lash Expander Neo.

Maybelline Volum' Express Turbo Boost Mascara claims to be increase 5 times volume and can be build instantly. How amazing statement it is! I've took their words too seriously and got fallen from the heaven badly too. It does not do any 5 times volume magic on my lashes and I need at least 3 coats to see any mascara on lashes. My normal procedure for Majolica Majorca mascaras is only 1 coat and ' Ta Da!'. Yes, only 1 coat of Majolica Majorca mascara will do the magic for me. Full volume and long lashes with just 1 coat of mascara. WIth this Maybelline Volum' Express Turbo Boost, I need 3 coats at least. This really irritates my patience. One good thing about this mascara is it's really don't clump even after 3 coats. I think this is the only thing that makes me feel my money didn't gone into drain, at least not that much. Other than that, I don't think there's much to say.