Okay so, I've worn Frick & Frack out today and it is so far the better option for ColourPop lippies!
It haven't cracked yet and doesn't feel drying at all. Neither have I retouched it since my first application and it is looking good. I'll say it is the non transfer proof version of Jeffree Star, based on my criterias of a comfortable liquid lipstick.
I'm pretty happy about this! I'm adding this to the list of things I don't mind getting again from ColourPop ^_^
I've also tried wearing Tang today, it is definitely a more subtle look(:
I've also eaten with Frick & Frack on, and the colour stayed pretty well, most of it were gone but you can still see the lips with a bit of the colour tinted on it.
A. God bless ColourPop
B. God bless ULTRA. BLOTTED. LIP.
Oh. my. God. I am SO in love *-* I never knew ColourPop is so amazing I wished I had gotten them earlier!!!
I was introduced to this cosmetic brand by my friends last year but I wasn't really feelin' it then. Because I was all about Jeffree Star liquid lipsticks and that's all I cared about. Colour Pop? Mehhhh.
Welp. I've decided to try the stuffs this time because of 2 reasons: there was a sale going on, and I also happen to see a "How is that made" episode about how lipsticks are made. AND COLOURPOP WAS THE SPONSOR/ SAMPLE. So I thought, damn, the lippie stix looks pretty cool. Since there's 20% off, maaaybeee I can get one first to try???
And then here we're now, where I got 7 items in the end hehe Also, I've received these on 16 May, and I've swatched them then also. But I'm making a review now after having wearing them out in a day. :D
Anyway, let's get on to what I've got!
Things I've got:
Ultra Blotted Lip: Zuma
Ultra Blotted Lip: Doozy
Ultra Blotted Lip: Cherry on top
Ultra Satin Lip: Frick & Frack
Highlighter: Lunch Money
And a free eyeliner brush for every 2 eyeshadows purchased!
I initially wanted to get lippie stix, but as I explored the products more, I found myself to be more fond of the ultra blotted lip. I looked up swatches and reviews on them, and felt that they will be more suitable for me. For they are transfer proof as compared to lippie stix, which is more of the normal kind of lipstick.
Swatches of lippies
Reviews on first swatch:
The satin liquid lipstick - Frick & Frack
It is really comfortable to wear. It may not be transfer proof, but it is comfortable and lightweight. When it dries, it leaves a little shimmer which is really nice. If you keep rubbing your lips together it will start flaking off. For its price, I think they are pretty good though. But I still prefer Jeffree's formula.
The ultra blotted lipsticks - Zuma, Doozy, Cherry on Top
They are also lightweight, and leaves a velvety feeling after it dries. I really like Zuma as it looks very natural, and I look forward to wearing it daily. Doozy is a slightly pinker version of Zuma; Cherry on Top is a really nice dark colour, however it spreads quite unevenly on my lips during application.
Reviews on wearing it a day:
So far, I've only worn the ultra blotted lips out - Zuma and Cherry on Top. It is slightly more drying than Jeffree's lipstick. I'm a little disappointed that it starts to flake and crack after wearing for a few hours. It reminded me of my NXY suede liquid lipstick.. It also have similar problems as NYX where the more you layer the product, the more prone it is to flake, which leaves little crumbs on your lips that feels really gross.
It flakes off very easily especially when you're eating, which is uncomfortable and made me conscious about it. It was so bad that I wipe them off before I eat to have a peace of mind. The flaking is more obvious when I wear Cherry on Top because of its darker colour. Zuma was less noticeable as it is closer to my lip colour. ): So I guess these lip colours are only more suitable for a more casual or short day. I still prefer Jeffree's formula as they are longer lasting.
Swatches for eyeshadows & highlighter
Reviews on first swatches:
The highlighter: Lunch Money
I am pleasantly surprised at the texture. I thought it would be in powder form, but it is more of a mix between cream and "slime"?? I can't quite explain it. It feels squishy where you can press it down like slime, and it bounces back into its shape slowly. It's very unique. I was really amazed at how pigmented it is on my fingers too. I am aware that the best method of application is with your fingers, but it made it a little awkward to apply on my face. But it is buildable so it made mah cheeks cutting sleek woo!
The eyeshadows: Elixir, Tang
They have the same creamy squishy texture, and I am SO IN LOVE with Elixir!! My synthetic brush is able to pick up the product but it needs a bit force to "dig" into the squishy product. But it is very pigmented so a little goes a long way. Very bendable as well. I can't emphasise how much I love this shade. It is such a perfect colour for trying out red tones! Which I have been wanting to but couldn't find the colours anywhere! The shade looks so good on me, and I can't wait to try a grunge makeup look because I have been dying to try it!! Such a good buy!
Where as for Tang, it is a more neutral purple shade, which nice for a more subtle wear. And the shade matches with my TheBalm Nude'tude palette. I can't wait to try to match it to make a slightly cooler toned makeup look since I've always been wearing browns instead.
Reviews on wearing it for a day:
So far I've only worn Lunch Money and Elixir for almost a day, for a special event. To give more context, I have to attend a formal event in the evening, but we had to set up the space in the afternoon for it. Due to time, I had to have my makeup done before coming, so I was moving about quite a lot. With that said, I'll say Lunch Money is not as lasting if you're gonna be busy running about. It pretty much is gone by the time I'm ready for the event, and I had primer on too. You definitely need to top it up now and then for the best effect. Look wise, it enhances my features quite a bit; my nose was higher/sharper and so are my cheeks. Which I didn't mind hehe
As for Elixir, I wore it for the same event too. It is pretty long lasting, though I could see the colour faded a little and needed some touch ups for the full colour opacity. I had a little on my lower lids but they were pretty much gone. I still looked good though so that's good haha. Once again, I had primer on too, which definitely have helped with the durability.
All in all, I'll say I'll only consider getting their eyeshadows again in my next buy and not so much of their lip products. My biggest pet peeve for my lipsticks are flaking and cracking so I can't deal with it. As much as have I hoped otherwise, Jeffree Star is still my go-to lipstick now, and I'm kinda bummed about it because they are quite expensive.. Annddd I kinda wanted to boycott it before but welp. It's hard when they are good ): lols
I definitely am a little disappointed about the formula quality as I was really looking forward to be "converted" and have like a holy grail moment. But ehh.. Didn't work out after all. I am still in love with the lip colours for sure, but the formula? Not so much):
Plaza Singapura have a Watsons sale today!! So I got the chance to get myself some small beauty blender because my current beauty blender is wearing out.
Of course, this is not the same brand as beauty blender. It's W7 Mini Power Puffs! As cute as it is, I did a quick review research on them bun buns to see how well they fair. And the results turned out pretty good so I've decided to get them.
A pair of these cost $9.90 SGD. I got the small ones because I've only ever use my beauty blender to apply concealer to my under eyes. Might as well get a small one right? So I won't waste.
Here's a comparison of the sponge when it's wet (left) and dry (right)
And comparison to the beauty blender!
Texture wise, they feel really really similar to me and it's not as hard as I expected it to be, which was mentioned in some reviews of the sponges.
I can't wait to try it tomorrow, I think it'll be perfect for me! Hopefully XD
So I've been using this mascara for about 2 weeks now and I'm loving it!
REVLON's Dramatic Definition waterproof mascara is really suitable for you if you want natural looking lashes that is long and defined. I've never fancied spider legs looking lashes so this really complements my needs very well!
The brush itself is pretty wide, which helps separate the lashes when you apply the product. It's not clumpy either and in a way, smooths itself onto the lashes. You can see the effect of the mascara below:
I am hoping that this mascara is not a limited edition so that I can get it again when my current one runs out! The last time I was really LIVING for Maybelline's the Magnum Volumn' Express Ultra Comb because the mascara's brush was really good at distributing the product and making the lashes look really natural. Unfortunately when I tried getting a new one it was discontinued...
So yeah! I hope I can get this again next time!
I got new shoes yesterday! My current slipper-sandal was getting a little loose fron wear and tear and it was getting uncomfortable when I walk in them.
I kinda regretted shoes in that style because of this reason. The grip isn't good when it starts wearing out. Well at least I've tried this style and know it's not suitable for me(:
I got my BHPC sandals from the same shop in orchard gateway called TON. After so long the promotion was still going on! Though most of the designs were gone, so I guess the shop is really trying to clear the stocks.
Sandals were also left with the design I got. I wanted to get the red one but it didn't have my size): So I got the black one which is basic and simple too. I forgot how comfortable these are when they are new xD
I think I've converted into a loyal fan!
So! I've tried to swatch my eyeshadow palette today as I'm having trouble concentrating on my assignment hahahaha So what better things to do than to take a break by swatching?? XD
My first impression of it is that it's really.. sheer): It's not as pigmented as I'd like it to, then again it's $22 so you can complain with that. Though I kinda feel that I should have invested in Urban Decay now :/ But! I haven't placed it on my eyes so maybe it'll be different then. Maybe my skin tone is too light? Because there are a few shades that is virtually invisible when I put them on ):
From the swatches, the most pigmented shades that worked for me best are the greens and the orangy tones. The rest were okay, except for the lighter shades like Floss and Crete. Floss is really close to my skin tone so it's practically not visible, but when I tilt my arm at an angle I can faintly see the colour. Crete is just not very well pigmented.
So far my fav colours are Bamm! and Dragonfly as it transfers the best on my skin. I'm going to try doing a look soon and hopefully make myself look nice rather than a clown hehe!
Ohhhh mai gawdddddd. My Sleek makeup eyeshadow palette is finally back in stock after so many months!
I was contemplating if I should buy it now because I want to collect the item myself to save on mailing fee but I'm quite busy recently.. Cause home girl is broke af and have school):
The good thing is, I've discovered how to use POPstation when I self collected my order:3
Buying the i-Divine Ultra Matte palette online also gave me the privilege to select 2 free samples~ I got smashbox's foundation primer and TheBalm's dessert bronzer/blush.
i'm excited about the bronzer because I've never tried it before. And the packaging looks really nice.
So here's the exciting part! When looking through the different mailing options on Sephora, I found 2 options which would be the most ideal for myself. The first was to self collect at the warehouse located at henderson, which is like 3 bus stops away from my house (small world!!!). And the other where I use the mailing services from POPstation, and choose one of the listed outlets to collect my parcel. Shame that they don't deliver to Safra because that would have been perfect xD
Anyway! I wasn't sure if I can pass by henderson as it's quite out of the way for my daily traveling route, so I've decided to collect my parcel at Thompson CC POPstation. It would be along the way from school so it shouldn't be a problem. How POPstation works, after you've made an order it will be processed and POPstation will send u a code that you'll key in to retrieve your parcel. After you enter the code at the POPstation, a box will open and reveal your parcel!! After you retrieve it, you need to lock it back.
Now the main star! The palette is a lot smaller than I expected. It is about the size of my hand, and each colour is est to be 8g. The colours look really good though! But the pigmentation is not as dense as Urban Decay, but it is still good enough to use.
Currently I'm still finding out how to wear a look with these nice colours. Haven't had the time to experiment with it yet. Can't wait though!
I broke my specs last night.. So now I have to get contacts to deal with my blindness.
I forgot how much I dislike contacts. Got these from Spectacle hut.. I think I should have waited for when I am more free to buy instead of getting it in rush.. Suspecting that the reason why it's so drying on my eyes could be that it's not fitting.
I feel like I've wasted 60 bucks on these.
I felt much better today after spending time with loved one and friends.
I got a really special gift today and I couldn't feel more spoiled haha I really love the gift <3 THANK YOU THANK YOU.
I got to eat ramen too, which I haven't had in weeks.. The evening was great spending time with friends for a christmas steamboat. I'm glad that my social skills improved. I'm less awkward but I need to keep working on it. I was still uncomfortable today, but I managed to keep it under more control this time.
I managed to make my seashell necklace too and that made me feel great :D Now I can wear it out to show off the beautiful shells <3
Thank you for everything today. From the gift to helping me drill holes and accompaying me to the steamboat. I really appreciate it :D WAIT FOR YOUR NEXT GIFT TOO. I hope you'll like it XD
I'm glad that I felt much much better at the second half of the day(:
Especially after spending time by myself in the library today, I felt sort of rejuvenated and at peace. Somehow the sight of books made me feel happy, and the quietness of the library made me feel very at ease and calm. I was very productive today as well and managed to churn out some words for my dissertation! I'm excited to finish it all by tonight!
Also, when I was on my way to starbucks, after having a tired neck from bad posture sitting in the library, I passed by this shop called TON, just nearby outside Orchard Library. And the sandals caught mah eye. *-* Ever since my previous sandals broke, I've been having trouble finding another one that is comfortable and practical. I've been wanting to try a specific type of sandals too where the sole is contoured. But I need to be careful with shoes like that because of my birthmark.
So the sandals at TON were having a sale, all designs at $35.90. That is pretty cheap for some good quality sandals, and it's leather too. So I gave it a try. Oh mai gawd, it's so COMFORTABLE!! On top of that, the edges of the sandals are not contoured too high where it will be pressing against my birthmark. So I was able to wear it!! All the designs were really nice and basic, just the way I like it. :p In the end I has trouble choosing one cause I like all of themmmmmmmm.
So, long and behold, here is the pair that I bought:
It's simple and pretty! And gosh it's so comfortable! I'm going to wear it out tomorrow^_^
The brand is called Beverly Hills Polo Club. I searched up the website and it seemed dubiousD: Because on google search results, there is a warning message saying that the site may be hacked. (Whut). Strangely though, the same website has a Qoo10 shop so I guess it is legit. Quite a number of people have bought from them and the feedback are positive.
I don't know if I'll buy from them online. But I'll for sure buy from this brand again after this one dies. XD Hopefully TON still sells them after my current one is dead hehe
NOW BACK TO MY DISSERTATION.
I know. I'm such a hypocrite.
But yes.. I bought 2 more Jeffree Star lipsticks. My friend was buying it so.. I got persuaded. And it's so so much cheaper now because we bought in bulk and we got to save on the shipping fee. So each lipstick became $27. Like omg. I saved so much D: I feel a little dumb and cheated now for getting only unicorn blood the first time):
I bought posh spice and dirty money. I ordered it last month and it just came a few days ago. I can't wait to try them XD
Posh Spice is like a slightly lighter version of my sandstorm, so I'm really happy because it would probably suit my skin tone then. The colour looks really good I can't wait to try it!!!!
Dirty money is a lot darker than I expected but the colour looks gooodddd . Emergard. I think it might be a little tough to match clothes for this shade but we'll see how it goes. Really excited for thiss!!!
Also I heard that there is a xmas series coming soon, and my friends are really keen on buying again. I'm quite torn about getting one too. I guess I'll see the colours and decide again. One of them wants to get Abused, Gemini & Androgyny too. AND THEY ARE THE SHADES THAT I WANT TOO BUT OMG EVEN THOUGH IT'S 27 WITHOUT SHIPPING IT'S STILL QUITE EX IF I KEEP BUYING.
I shall.. choose one lololol
I've been looking for alternatives to Jeffree's Liquid Lipsticks because I no longer feel comfortable buying his products.. As much as I love the formula and how great it is, I do not agree with his ways and thus I've decided not to buy from him anymore.
It is definitely tough to find a new option because I don't know what other brands are as good, so I went to find out online and tested those that I can find.
I tried Kat Von D's everlasting liquid lipstick in Sephora, amongst other brands like Too Faced, Benefit and Sephora, and I like Kat's formula the best. Mainly because the swatches feels really light, and it is more smudge proof than the others. The price is also reasonable for a good quality liquid lipstick, and well, a lot cheaper than Jeffree's because there is no shipping fee. Ashley being a bae, got this for me because she wanted to see me wear it.
The colour I got is Requiem, it is a light purple shade, a little pinkish perhaps. I have never tried such a shade so I'm trusting on Ashley's taste on this! I am excited on how it'll look on me because it looked fine when I swatched on my hand.
There are a few shades that I like too, and if this turns out well, I might save up and get other shades in the future(: They are Lolita & Outlaw.
It's also nice that Sephora is giving out a sample liquid eyeliner with every Kat Von D item purchased. Can't wait to try that after my current eyeliner is finished.
Also! I found out recently that OG carries RiRe! It's a Korean cosmetics brand, and I wanted to get their powdered lipstick. Previously I thought I could only get it online as Singapore probably do not sell them. And it's quite costly with the shipping fee so I kind of forgot about it. But now there is hope again! Each powdered lipstick is $25, which I find to be reasonable. Especially so if the lipstick is good quality! I swatched the colours and it is magical! The powder just melts and turns liquid. I might get it one day. Their normal lipstick is pretty good too, they turn matte and stays really well!
Went shopping with Ashley today and we head to Sephora to look around. I ended up buying myself a NYX liquid lipstick :3 I saw this series of liquid lipstick a couple weeks back while I was out with friends. I was tempted to buy them but I have to resist because I had too many lipsticks XD When I saw how pretty the shades are when my friends tried theirs after buying it, it made me wish I had bought them.. So there I was in Sephora just now, just eye candy-ing these lip shades and yes, I gave in eventually. haha Besides, I've been wanting to try a nude shade for the first time :p So why not haha
The colour I got is LSCL07: Sandstorm, the liquid lipstick cost $19. I quite like NYX for its affordability and pretty-good quality.
The wand is similar to the kind like Jeffree Star's, though of a "lower quality". The applicator shape is flat so it was a little awkward when applying. It did not have a curve that conforms to the shape of your lip. I accidentally dipping some product on my chin when applying lols But it is pretty pigmented and product transfer is good.
When I looked at myself with the lip colour, I enjoy how the colour is not obvious. It's like, you can see something is there but not quite, which is rather interesting. The shade looks good on me too, thanks to Ashley's good judgment :D
Before it dries it is quite shiny, and it becomes slightly matte when dried. It has the tacky feeling as Unicorn Blood. The colour does not stay though): The swatch on my hand started to smudge while I was gaming, and it left patches of lipstick on my hand. So I can imagine this is a lipstick that does not last when you eat and you probably will need to touch up after. Doesn't look kiss proof too, so it's definitely gonna stain my drinking cup. But hey, for $19 I think this is pretty good. I can also choose to save up twice the amount to get Androgyny from JS, which is a simialr shade and I really like that shade too :D
Anyway now that I have a nude shade, I'm gonna explore how I can pull of a nude lip look! Am excited for it :D
AW YIS. IT'S FINALLY HERE!
It came in the mailbox today! I was expecting a much smaller parcel though haha Because there's only one lipstick inside :3
So rewind back to about 3 weeks ago: I saw Jeffree Star is restocking some shades on Instagram, and unicorn blood was one of it. It's the colour that I wanna get first if I'm ever gonna try his products. Long story short, it's my first time waiting for about 1 hour before the restock and then rushing to buy it before it runs out XD I was so nerve stricken because I don't wanna be disappointed, and fyi I was using the KL hotel's sort of laggy wifi too. To demonstrate the scale of popularity his products are, just 10 minutes after the restock, the shade Gemini was already sold out. It's crazy but exciting. Surprisingly Unicorn Blood did not run out as fast. So I kinda panicked for nothing XD
Fast forward to now: I thought they would send the parcel in person but here it is! Now, let's look at what we have!
When I opened it, there's a pink burrito that's wrapped nicely and a JS sticker sealing it ^_^ There's also a skin frost series promo flyer inside (Paper is good quality too my goodness), and my order receipt. At this point I'm already pretty impressed with the presentation. He really does takes his products seriously. Everything is presented with good quality materials and good looking design.
The pink burrito is wrapped with pink tissue paper and a pink bubblewrap. I love the details he puts in, to have pink bubblewrap? That's really well thought out for me! The lipstick box is also pink, and sealed with a sticker that has the name of the shade on it.
When I opened it, the lipstick packaging looks gorgeous. I love how transparent the plastic is, almost looking like glass, and it looks so clean and neat! When I opened it, the wand is a transparent plastic too and it looks soooo goooooood. It did look slightly bigger than I expected, because in videos they always look so small. I tried the shade on my hand first.
The consistency of the lipstick is more watery than I expect, but in a good way because it helps with spreading. I can't really think of an example similar the consistency though. But it's less watery than water itself, but not as viscous as honey. Very pigmented. Oh and it really smells like root beer. WAT.
It takes awhile to dry completely, but it looks really good. I tried it on my lips and damn girl. I love it already *-* I have never used a wand applicator before, so I messed up the application on my lips. The feeling of the product on my lips is great. I do not feel like it's drying out my skin at all but instead feels moisturising. As it's very pigmented, one swipe is enough to cover my lips with the beautiful colour. When it's dried, it feels a tad bit sticky, especially when you purse your lips, but I don't mind. The fact that the product doesn't make me feel that my lips are dry outweighs it. After awhile, it felt like I don't have anything on my lips too. I tried licking my lips and the colour didn't come off either.
I would say the colour suits me ^_^ But my new hair colour is fucking it up T_T I'll need to experiment a bit to find a way to make light brown hair suit dark lips.
I removed the lipstick with SkinFood's Rice brightening Facial Cleansing Tissue. It's one of the free gifts I received from my SkinFood spree in KL. I am pleasantly surprised by these wipes because it removes the product very easily, and there is no oiliness at all as compared to Biore's wipes! I might just convert to SkinFood entirely one day. Thumbs up for the wipes ^_^
I finally understand why everyone wants Jeffree Star's Cosmetics. He delivers. I honestly feel that it is worth the money and I should have tried it earlier! My Urban Decay Matt lipstick, Blackmail, is $33 and Unicorn Blood is just $40 including shipping fee, after conversion. And easily, for me, Unicorn Blood > Blackmail. That $7 is worth it man.
Trivial: The second time I applied, I used Banila Co.'s Clean it Zero to remove make up. The shade spreads when I was cleaning and my mouth looked bloody. Now I know why it's called unicorn blood.
Just an overview comparison for fun. and fyi?
These few days has been very pampering for myself. I always see these skincare products or beauty products in general bad and only appeal to those who are vain and are afraid of growing old. And also they are just marketing strategies to get people to buy things.
But recently, after I learn about how you can maintain your skin to keep it healthy and these products will truthfully help your skin condition to improve and it feels really great. It feels great because I notice the difference already and my skin do not feel as oily as it used to. It feels very clean and fresh and I really enjoy it.
Learning about all the skincare products made me excited too and I want to protect my skin from harmful substances outsideXD And also most importantly, improving my skin condition ^_^
It makes me feel really good and all girly and happy XD Motivates me to want to put in more effort in my appearance and looking good. Yay!
Before school started, I've made a decision to try to put on make up everyday to school, with the agenda to make myself more presentable and also hopefully people will take me more seriously, because I have made the effort to groom myself. 2 weeks after putting make up everyday, my face starts to react to the cosmetics and it didn't feel good.
So by the third week, I decided not to wear make up for a week. My skin felt like it could breathe better. Maybe it's my imagination. I know there are a few factors why my skin reacts negatively to the products, and I probably know which one applies to myself.
1. I might had not been removing the products correctly from my face, thus irritating my skin, especially my eyelids and lash line, causing mini pus like pimples forming at my lash line. I know it sounds disgusting, but it's not really that bad. It doesn't cause much discomfort, and usually after removing the pus, the area heals back naturally and it'll be okay.
2. I am sensitive to the make up remover wipes. Though I don't think it should be the case as the product is meant for sensitive skin. Unless I misread the information..
3. I used products that are inappropriate for my skin, such as, cosmetics that has been "overdue" and should be thrown away. I should have known better since I have sensitive skin. ): Meaning.. I have to throw away a lot of cosmetics.. Including this nice shade of NYX blusher I got 1 year ago maybe. Kinda sucks to have sensitive skin in this case because you can't really get away with using slight overdue products because it WILL have an effect on your skin.
Thinking back, I think I knew what the problem was regarding my lash line pimple outbreak. It's the mascara that my aunt got! Not that the brand is bad, but I've kept it for quite a long time.. Probably been a year? IT SHOULD BE WHY, AND I SHOULD KNOW BETTER >_< I should have been more strict with my decisions of using make up. So I guess I learned this for myself the hard way. I am not allowed to use make up product that are stated over its due, because my skin will not handle it.
Good thing is, ever since I stopped using the mascara, everything have turned out good and I do not have anymore of those nasty outbreaks. I'm not really concerned about those outbreaks, but more of the fact that these little pockets of pus might not be removed entirely and it develops into another nasty cyst under my lids. I have enough cyst removal surgeries from my eye area to have more of it. I've been trying to keep my eyes as clean as possible so I do not get more of those nasty little bumps. I think I've been doing a rather good job nowadays, it kinda became one of my priorities.
Oh and I think I have a cavity.. ): Time to cut down on sugars and brushing more.. Hope this way I can slow down the decay before I meet Dr Tang soon. It's really a hassle to have to keep track of so many things on your body so that they do not go hay wire due to your lift style. I can do better of course, with better time management, initiatives and slight tweaks of lifestyles. Problem is I have a hard time keep them up. I guess you can say I'm a lazy person.