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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Créme De La Mer Lip Balm Review

Hi everyone!
I am back with a review of my favourite lip balm of all times......De La Mer lip balm!
It retails for 58 euros for 9 grams of product and it can be purchased in Brown Thomas. I got mine awhile back, if I remember correctly I purchased it for 52 or 55 euros. So the price has gone up by a bit.

 

Left side EU version Right side US version

      Mirror-like lid with a green frosted bottom


Let's start with a brief description of this lip balm, follow by the pros and cons and my recommendations.

On their website they have stated:
'Relieves Dryness
Thinner than any other area of the face, the lips are virtually defenceless against subtle changes in wind, temperature, dryness, even diet - requiring special attention. The Lip Balm infuses a potent concentration of the original Miracle Broth™ with marine extracts, botanicals and vitamins to regenerate the delicate lip skin. This luxurious emulsion works on contact to soften roughness, relieve dryness and flaking and help heal seriously dry lips. A patented Lip Lipid Complex is the first line of defense. It delivers moisture, strengthening the lips' minimal moisture barrier and helping to prevent further damage. An essential protein found in the arctic helps insulate vulnerable lip skin from extreme conditions of heat and cold. Mint comforts the lips and enhances the balm with a cool, refreshing flavor. Like Crème de la Mer, the results are immediate, lips look and feel smoother, softer, plumper & yet long lasting.'

Pros:
1. This smells DIVINE! It has a fragrance of mint chocolate, if you love mint chocolate you will love this!
2. While we are on the scent of the lip balm, this tastes really nice too. Not that im asking people to eat this but if a lip balm tastes awful it will turn us off. So this is a plus.
3.Its moisturizing without feeling to thick on the lips, however, it leaves residue on the lips.
4. I'm not sure does this works for myself only or for other as well. Whenever I can tell cold sores are starting to form on my lips, I would glide a thick layer on top of the 'affected' area and sleep overnight with it and when I wake up in the morning, the cold sore wasn't formed. 

Cons:
1. Its expensive. 58 euros for a lip balm, I personally think its too much.
2. This con is my personal preference; I dislike lip balm in tub form due to the fact that would require me to use my fingers to apply the lip balm onto my lips. I find that very unhygienic.
3. The packaging gets scratches easily.
4. I am unsure why my lip balm turns yellow after a few uses, as you can see in the first pic, the EU version is 'whiter' than the used US version. It could be i got a bad batch or it's just the way it is.

My Verdict:
I love this product and would recommend this product to anyone who has chapped lips and gets cold sores often. Other than the hefty price tag, I think this product is a must have!




Hope everyone likes it and enjoys it.

Have a nice day everyone
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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Kate Spade Small Elodie in Red & Pink Handbag Review

Hello my beautiful people!
Today I am going to do a review on Kate Spade Small Elodie in Red & Pink Handbag.
I purchased it at the Kate Spade boutique in Kildare Village where there was a sale going on.

Here's some pics of the bag:





I really love the clash of the color red and magenta pink. Its very girly and great for everyday use. I use this bag for work as its big enough for me to put my umbrella, 150ml bottle of water and all ladies essentials.

Here are my pros and cons of this bag:

Pros:
1. great size for my height (160cm)
2. great quality of leather
3. sturdy handles and cross body strap
4. bag still in shape after many months of everyday use
5. Price is very affordable (220 euros) for its quality
6. small compartments + a zip compartment
7. Many color options and combinations

Cons:
1. No zip in the main bag
2. strap not adjustable
3. difficulty in turning handles down due to the leather of the handles
4. color transfer if you have a light colored version of this bag


My Verdict:
 Overall, I love this bag and I do not regret purchasing this bag. Its hard to find a colorful bag with great quality as well as an affordable price tag. I highly recommend this bag if you can get your hands on it. If you do not like this color combination, there are many other options or plain color options.


Hope everyone likes and enjoys it.

Have a nice day everyone!
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Friday, June 30, 2017

Maybelline Lashionista Endless Length Obsession Mascara Review

Hello everyone!
 I would like to do a review on a Maybelline mascara that is exclusive  to Asia only, unfortunately.

It claims:
Volum Express Waterproof Mascara from Maybelline is a waterproof mascara that quickly gives lashes a dramatic look with up to three times more volume. With its patented brush and formula it rapidly thickens lashes without lumping. The mascara suitable for users of contact lenses and allergy sufferers, and it is also available as water soluble and with with a curved brush.
Price on Xtras.co.uk: £5.99



Even though in the product description i took from Amazon said it to be a waterproof mascara. In truth, it is not a waterproof mascara since the waterproof version has a blue packaging. However, it does lengthening my short stubby Asian lashes. Now lets move onto my opinon on the pros and cons of this mascara.

Pros:
1. As mentioned above, it lengthenings almost twice the length of my lashes

2. Does not smudge even though it's not a waterproof mascara

3. One coat is enough to have really long lengthened lashes

4. Really black in color

5. Dries averagely

Cons:
1. No volume, lengthening only

2. Too much fibres for my own personal liking

3. It applies very wet, but does dry down quickly


In addition, it applies very glossy but it does dry down to a semi-matte color.

My Verdict:

Overall, i love this mascara, i think it will become my no.1 favourite as its very hard to find a mascara that works for my short Asian lashes. It feels comfortable and it does not irritate my eyes even though it has many fibres in it. Also, there's no fall out of those fibres when applying the mascara onto the lashes. If you have the same problem as myself who finds it hard to find a mascara that works on your short lashes. Then you can give this mascara a try!



Hope everyone likes and enjoys it.

Have a nice day everyone!
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Monday, December 26, 2016

Best Way of Using Dry Shampoo

Hello my beautiful people today, hope you all are very well!
Today i came across an conversation with a friend regarding dry shampoos. A friend of mine asks me why my hair looks clean without been washing it for a few days. I told her the very secret of mine was.....dry shampoo, but she told me she could not achieve the same results as i did. Therefore, i decide to share my tips and tricks with you all. Hope you all find it helpful.

No girls and guys should be ashamed in using dry shampoo just because it is advertised for people who does not wash their hair which it might meant to everyone that we are some lazy people. We as in many girls and guys out there that are busy with college or work that we don't have the time to spare to wash our hair for the next day or water has stopped that there's no way of showering. Regardless of the reason, the invention of dry shampoo is one the best things had happened in the last few years, at least for me. Well, let's stop the rambling and start with how i think it's the best way to use dry shampoo.




Hair Type:
I have super thick, dry and oily hair (combination hair type). My hair would become oily within half a day after washing so now you have a fair idea of my hair type.

How I Would Use Dry Shampoo:
I know many people would only use dry shampoo when they needed to example: in the morning, but after using it for years i realized that dry shampoo works the best when you slept in with it overnight, so here's how i do it:

Before i would go to sleep and prepare my hair to be in an acceptable non-oily look for the next day, i would spray a ton and i do mean a ton of dry shampoo all over my hair especially onto the roots and massage it for a minute or two. This would help to absorb all of my oils that is currently in my hair and also prevent it from getting oily. Then i would jump into bed for the night with the dry shampoo in my hair and DO NOT brush your hair after putting dry shampoo on.
After a good night sleep, i would spray some (just enough) on my hair and some on my roots and massage it.This is all done before you wash yourself. After teeth brushing and face washing, you can then brush the dry shampoo flakes off your hair. VIOLA! Your hair would be nice and matte and fluffy which prepares you in for styling your hair if you needed to.

Dry Shampoo Brand:
I believe any brand works the same so this method can be used with any brand of dry shampoo. However, i love using the Baptiste original formula dry shampoo. Since i had tried many brands range from low end to high end and different scents from Baptiste, i still find that the original Baptiste works the best with my hair.

Friendly Reminder:
I do not recommend to use this product often since it will clog our pores which may lead to complications in the future. At the end of the day, they are still chemical products which may be harmful to us if we 'consume' it often. So please use it when you feel you really need to or else, spare 5 minutes of your time out to wash your hair which would keep yourself away from harmful chemicals.

Till next time!


Hope everyone likes it and enjoys it.

Have a nice day everyone
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Skincare Routine

Hello my lovely subbies,


How are you all? People always wonder what I use everyday to keep my skin clear of acne.
Here is how I do my daily skincare routine.

P.S. I am a combination girl (super oily on the T-zone and super dry on the cheeks)

 


If I have makeup on that day I would use the Banila Co Clean it zero to take off all of my makeup.

Then follow by using Neogen Bio Peeling+ Gauze Peeling Wine to exfoliate away any dead skin. I wouldn't recommend it to use it as a daily exfoliator since its not gentle enough. This can be used every third day or twice a week

I would then use the Neogen Real Fresh Foam Green Tea cleaner to clean away any impurities left on my skin either from makeup or from the exfoliator. 

*Those are real green tea leaves at the bottom of the cleanser*

After washing my face, I would use the Beauty Water by Son & Park to remove any residues on my skin. This beauty water exfoliates he skin as well. So I would not recommend to use this product after exfoliating your skin.


Then hydrate it with my favourite toner 90.89% Rose Water Toner by Mamonde

*It smells amazing and it is super hydrating*

I love to have paler skin than I currently have so I would add a brightener serum in my routine. The Power 10 Formula VC Effector and the Power 10 Formula WH Effector by It's Skin are to be used together to maximise the brightening effect.


Last but not least, I love to have super hydrated skin, so I would be using the H20+ Face Oasis Hydrating Treatment. I had been using this for over 10 years and I still love it. 


Hope everyone likes and enjoys it.

Have a nice day everyone
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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Massive Haul

Hello everyone,

How are you all? It's been a long time since I've done a haul. I thought I wouldn't be buying a lot of stuff as I'm saving money for a Chanel bag. However, after gathering all the items I bought in the past month. I was wrong, I bought TOO many things. So this would be a long haul blog. Here's the haul.

Enjoy!

H&M Drop Earrings
Got this from my friend, she sells them on Depop. Please check it out if your interested in getting one: https://www.depop.com/louloufur
Tom Ford Eye Color Quad #10 Titanium Smoke Palette

L: Mac Eyeshadow in Flamingo Park (Limited Edition)
R: Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Eyeshadow Palette

Dr. Haushka Revitalising Hair & Scalp Tonic

L-R:Elizavecca Aqua white Water Illuminate Mask Pack, Elizavecca Milky Piggy Silky Creamy Donkey Steam Cream Mask Pack, Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask, Holika Holika Smoothie Peeling Jam, Neogen Code9 Magic Flash Cream.

L-R: NYX Color Mascara in Purple, Guerlain L'OR Radiance Concentrate with Pure Gold, Holika Holika Golden Monkey Glamour Lip 3 Step, Missha Frui-Tea Cleansing Foam in Pomegranate Tea.
Nature Republic Ginseng Royal Silk Gold Hydrogel Mask 

L-R: Sephora Eye Makeup Remover Q-Tips, Sephora Mask Application Spatula, Narciso Rodriguez Eau De Parfum Poudree Sample, Sephora Mud Mask Purifying Mattifying, Swarovski Crystal Gloss in Rouge Scintillant, Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder in Translucent.
L-R: Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Doll Parts  (Top) & Mannequin (Bottom), Tom Ford Lip Color in #27 Bruised Plum

Kate Spade Small Elodie in Red and Pink Handbag
The cutest handbag I ever owned. I love the clash of red and pink and with a hint of light gold hardware. Its absolutely stunning.

Interior: Pink
Zara small shoulder bag
Coach Wallet in Blue and Brown
I got this for my dad as he needed a new wallet. I'm absolutely loving the blue and with a brown interior. This wallet is made of calf leather.

Camotartan Geox Casual Runners

Side View

Atelier Swarovski Viktor & Rolf Frozen Crystals Ring

Tiger Makeup Brush Set
P.S. I don't use these brushes to apply my makeup. I use these brushes to dust off the dust and dirt accumulated on my anime figures.

DKNY Logo Sweatshirt with Zip
 I haven't used most of the items as they are either backups or I just bought recently, however , if you want to see any reviews on any particular item, leave a comment down below or email me and I will do one for you lovely subbies! :)


Hope everyone likes and enjoys it.


Have a nice day everyone
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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Panasonic Nanoe Hair Dryer EH-NA65 Review

Hi Everyone,
Today I would like to share with you my game changing hair tool. As you can see in the title, the Panasonic Nanoe hair dryer is a game changer for me. I was born with hoarse, thick and frizzy hair. Never had pretty hair since I was young and I spend a fortune in keeping my hair nice which lasts only for a day if lucky two. My bad hair day ended when I invested in this hairdryer. This hair dryer does not dry out my hair but it adds moisture into every strand of my hair (well...that's what is claims to do) but I do feel that my hair is softer and is smoother than using a regular hair dryer. 
I never liked to blow dry my hair since it makes it more frizzy and I get a headache from it regardless of how many types and brands of hair dryers I had used. However, this Panasonic Nanoe hair dryer not only solves my hair problem but also it does not give me any headaches. So this is a great plus for me. I will now give you some pros and cons and my verdict of this product.


Description:
"The Panasonic EH-NA65-K895 Hairdryer offers superior nanoe technology which supplements the hair and scalp with additional moisture, preventing dryness and maintaining smooth, shiny hair and a healthy scalp.
With a powerful 2000 watts, 3 speed and heat settings, cool shot and long 2.7m power cord, the Panasonic EH-NA65 Hairdryer effectively meets your everyday requirements. The hairdryer also comes with a condenser nozzle, diffuser and a quick dry nozzle for fast, efficient drying."

What I like about it:
Firstly, It does not dry my hair out and makes it super shiny (natural glow)
Secondly, Immediate results from it claims to do
Thirdly, Pretty looking hair dryer
Fourthly, Comes with 3 different nozzles: Condenser, diffuser and quick dry nozzle
Fifthly, Powerful watts and long cables
Last but not least, It's available for purchase in store (boots) in Ireland, forgive me my international readers but I'm sure you can find it on Ebay or Amazon

What I don't like about it:
Firstly, It's heavy, like really heavy.
Secondly, It's expensive for a hair dryer..like 160 euros
Thirdly, Lose the amazing effect after using it for a long period of time, but its still works good.
Last but not least, After using it for some time, the matte finish of the hair dryer becomes 'glossy'.

My Verdict:
I personally think its worth buying this hair dryer if you have some extra cash in hand to spend. I had been using this hair dryer for almost 3 years and it stills work perfectly fine and good after such a long time. Overall, its an amazing hair dryer and I believe I would repurchase it after it dies (hopefully not anytime soon).

P.S. If anyone wants to hear opinions from others, you can click onto the link here to decide whether you would want to buy one or not.

Hope everyone likes and enjoys it.

Have a nice day everyone
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