Monday, May 19, 2014

French Dot Tips

I'm happy to say that I'm officially back to NOTW posts! 
Although my nails aren't fully back to its healthy state, it hasn't broken on me considering the length it is at.
Anyways I have been painting my nails a lot more recently since I have been using the Maybelline Express Remover Pot
I did feel like using my dotting tool and so I thought of doing some fancy smancy French Tip Nail Art.
All I did was use a purple polish to paint over my white tips then start to place random dots everywhere but making sure to do a gradual dot (bigger dots towards the tips). Then I used a similar colour to do a gradual dot.
The thing is that I didn't use a base coat since I didn't have time to wait for it to dry. (Lazy me)

Nail Polishes & Tools:

Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Hardener
Chi Chi Nail Polish in Social Butterfly
Colour Theory Polish in Mocha Mauve 
OPI Top Coat
Dotting Tool

Sunday, May 4, 2014

MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack

Finally after years of seeing MAC products pop out of every youtube beauty gurus videos and also strolling past the MAC counter and crying on the inside from all the prices. I did buy a few MAC products that I recieved a few months ago, back in my PriceUSA post here if you havent read it.
I find eyeliners somewhat of a long treacherous journey to review since I have to use it for a long time and see how it lasts in heat, sweat, oil and rain. 
I have been using this gel liner for about 3 months now and I can say that it is the best gel liner I've used but it is pretty average for an eyeliner.

I think the last time that I used a gel liner was back in 2011 when I was still a beginner in makeup. I still have photos back then of all the makeup mishaps and one of them was the panda eyes that I would get especially from gel liners, so I have strayed away from gel liners until this year I thought I would give it another try but with a gel liner that has the best reviews and raves.
I have tried most of the drugstore gel liners back in the days (WetnWild, Maybelline, Essence, ELF) but yes they were all horrible at staying on my super oily lids, they just did not last the heat or sweat but they did last the rain but not my watery eyes sadly.

I actually really love mac packaging, it just looks so sleek but yet somewhat simple. I absolutely love the matte design of the lid and even the matte packaging of the lipsticks and their other products (sounds silly but it makes it look like a good quality product).
The texture of the liner is sososo creamy but I find that it isnt as pigmented as I would like it to be so I usually go over the liner twice. But I love how versatile it is, I can smoke out the liner or do a nice crisp line with it.

My everyday eyeliner consists of winging the ends out either straight or winging it up. I use the Real Techniques Silicone Liner brush to do my gel liner. 
Im going to try my best and keep this short by saying that this eyeliner just did not last very well during the hot days, it always transferred down under my bottom lash line giving a very obvious ring on the bottom lashline. Even with primer it still transferred down so I found that I had to not wing out my eyeliner and keep it as a simple line.
On the normal days I found that the wings faded after 5 hours of school and it also slightly transferred down and it just made my eyebags look so dark. Primer did slightly help but I still got transferal.
As for the colder weather, the eyeliner does stay put and very slightly fades without primer, and slightly transfers but with primer it lasts a long time.
Though I find that the eyeliner does not last near the ends of my eyes (where it gets water) it leaves a black liquidy streak inbetween where I have to use a cotton bud or my fingers to wipe off everytime I visit the bathroom or look into a mirror.
But I can say that the eyeliner does last around 3 hours before it starts to smudge and fade when Im out at school or with friends but I find that it lasts past the 5 hour mark if I'm not doing much for example, working or going out shopping by myself.
Gel liner does take longer to apply but it is easier to use than liquid. If I wake up late for school I dont reach for this liner since I know I will probably take around 5 minutes trying to perfect the wing.

The picture above is actually after 5 hours of wearing it out with primer underneath it (have no idea if it was after work or after shopping). It slightly faded on the ends and at the start and it also slightly transferred. I assume it was during a normal day no heat nor rain. 

I have been using it most of the time I go out for 3 months and the eyeliner hasnt started drying up nor has it reached the bottom, I still have tons left that will last a year or so before it starts drying I assume. 
TIP: after dipping the brush in, leave the liner upside down until you need to dip your brush in again to avoid it drying up quickly.

I would definitely recommend this liner for people who dont have problems with eyeliner smudging or oily lids since it will last a lot longer. I will keep using this liner up and probably go back to liquid when I'm done.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

2nd Anniversary Giveaway!

I was going through all my old posts last week and I found out that my blog was turning 2 on the 2nd of May (yesterday). Reminiscing back to the days where I used to use the old family camera to take bad pictures of beauty products to review. I still dont have the guts to read my old posts since I do cringe at how I used to write reviews haha! 

Anyways, I did really want to do a blogsversary giveaway but I never really had the chance to do it last year. Hence why I'm doing it today.

The prizes for this giveaway is a choice of 1 palette out of 8 Too Faced palettes. 
There is 6 eyeshadow palettes and also 2 face palettes that you can choose from if you arent much of an eyeshadow user.  

Prizes: 1 Too Faced Palette from a choice of the list below.
  • Too Faced Matte Eye Shadow Collection
  • Too Faced Natural At Night Eye Shadow Collection
  • Too Faced Romantic Eye Collection
  • Too Faced Boudoir Eyes Eye Shadow Collection
  • Too Faced Natural Eyes Neutral Eye Shadow Collection
  • Too Faced Smokey Eye Palette 2011
  • Too Faced No Makeup Makeup Face Palette
  • Too Faced Natural Radiance Face Palette
Giveaway Rules: Use the Rafflecopter below to enter 

  1. You must be following me via GFC or Bloglovin (I will be checking!)
  2. You must comment what your holy grail product is! and also comment your email as well
  3. You have to have your parents permission to enter if you are under 18 since I will be asking for your postal address
  4. Please dont follow me just for this giveaway and then unfollow after the giveaway is finished. This giveaway is for all the loyal readers!
  5. Anyone can enter, this is an INTERNATIONAL giveaway


I will be purchasing the palette of your choice with my own money on Beautybay.
I will also include tracking so you dont have to be checking the front door all the time and be disappointed when there's no parcel.
If the palette is sold out you will have to choose another palette out of the 8.
The giveaway will be ending on June 4 and I will be choosing a winner from random. If the winner doesnt reply after 7 days I will be choosing another winner.

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