Wednesday, February 24, 2016

BH Cosmetics Haul and Review: Nude Rose and Carli Bybel


Makeup hauls are bae.

Anyway, i've been ordering so much makeup lately because i've just been depressed with depressing things lately, and constantly reminding myself that time heals all... In the mean time, i've been focusing more on my passion (makeup), and it really gives me light and bursts of happiness when needed :) 

The USD to AUD exchange rate is harsh as fuck right now *sigh* , but even with that taken account of and compared to Australian drugstore cosmetic prices, this was still a deal and worth it because the quality of these palettes are quite impressive, and surpass any product quality in the Australian drugstore market right now. 

Shipping took i think, exactly 2 weeks, it was affordable too, think it was <$10 AUD, and thats impressive. 

Packing and shipment was 10/10 on point, everything was packaged exactly so it wouldn't break in the travelling process, came in a nice medium sized box :) tbh i actually love unwrapping secure packaging because the cardboard/ paper/ bubble wrap makes me feel like I'm unwrapping presents like a little girl again :p 


1. Nude Rose 
  • Packaging is amazing quality; a solid quality tin, magnetic closure 
  • Includes 12 rose neutral hues
  • Perfect for everyday wear, heck i've been wearing this everyday to prove it 
  • A classic collection of satins, matts and shimmers
  • The quality of these eyeshadows surpass the price you paid for. In saying that i'm not comparing them to eyeshadow qualities of Urban Decay, because they are on a whole other level of buttery quality
  • Definitely the best quality drugstore formula I've used, along with the eye shadows in the Carli Babel palette
  • Comes with a brush which i am absolutely loving! I'm also using it with eyeshadow palettes from other brands because the brush is just that versatile 
  • Pigmentation is build able, perfect for beginners, and formulas aren't chalky
  • Ahhh all in all, i love this palette so much, the shades are just so romantic yet everyday wearable 
10/10 for the price!! And perfect for beginners


2. Carli Babel 
  • 14 colour eyeshadow and highlighter palette 
  • "The mattes and shimmers makes it easy to go from amped up evening intensity to toned down daytime options"
  • God i fucking love this palette
  • Highlighters are on point 10/10. My favourite is the 2nd from the bottom right (3rd from the bottom left). In my opinion its the perfect dupe for Becca's champagne pop! The tiniest amount on your cheekbones, and you can see it from heaven. Fell in love asap! 
  • The packaging though is kind of disappointing, just typical fragile card box. Although this might be so the price would be as affordable as can be, which i forgive because for me its quality of product > packaging 
  • The colours are on point and are comparable to high end eyeshadows legit! I love this palette so much, and have been using the highlighters every single day! I can't wait till autumn/winter to start experimenting crazily with the mauve/ plum/ burgundy shades in the palette
  • The eyeshadows smell quite nice too, like a fresh smell haha i like smelling my cosmetics
  • BH cosmetic quality is just outstanding, and i do definitely think these eyeshadows surpass the price tag by double! 
10/10! Theres nothing more to add, i love it and everyone should get it :p 

I suggest you get both these palettes, though if only one, i'm definitely leaning towards the Carli Bybel palette more. 

Even if you're a bit of a high end snob, you won't be disappointed because i guarantee you will be using these palettes on a regular basis! I do now and thats saying a lot because i usually wear either urban decay, smash box or my lorac eyeshadow palettes everyday! 




Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Wow. Where have i been? Life Update

Wow, its been one of a hell rollercoaster of a year since i've been away from this blog. My life turned a full 360, and there were too many changes for me to keep up with. Craziest year of my life. It was year of regrets, there were too many times where i literally felt like i was in a living hell, but also unforgettable timeless memories were created where i had no idea i could be that happy. And at the end of this right now, I'm glad some of it happened, because i couldn't be more thankful for all that have met and stayed with me in the past year. I have no idea what i have done to deserve some of these people in my life. In such a short time, i also learnt to love again, something i never knew would be possible again. Although it didn't work out as i wanted to, it freed me again.

"Maybe we'll meet again, when we're slightly older and our minds less hectic, and i'll be right for you and you'll be right for me. But right now i am chaos to your thoughts and you are poison to my heart"

i'm starting to finally find myself again, and there will big changes and new goals this year. i'm going to make 2016 my year because i feel like my hard work is paying off, and things are slowly falling into place. The goals i want to attain aren't so far-fetch anymore. I love life, its no where near as perfect, but i'm as happy as i ever been right now.

And to start some of these new year resolutions again, i'll be writing on this blog again, new found motivation and a re-lit passion.

Affidavita
-xx




Sunday, July 12, 2015

REVIEW: Freshlook 1 Day Colorblends in Pure Hazel

Hi all! I have another contact lens review today! I've been searching around the internet for hazel coloured natural lenses recently and stumbled upon these Freshlook Dailies One Day Contact Lenses in Pure Hazel. I wanted something natural that would just kind of 'enhance' my eyes and these did just that job!

Diameter: 13.80mm
Base Curve: 8.60mm
Duration: 1 day/ dailies
Material: Nelfilcon A 31%
Water content: 69%
Color: Pure Hazel
Package: 10 in Box/ 5 Pairs



Comfort:
  • 8/10
  • My eyes are naturally sensitive and are more prone to being dry so obviously a 69% water content appealed greatly to me
  • The longest i've worn these lenses were for around 10 hours and i still felt no irritation by the end of the night!
  • However, it does take quite a while, ill say 10 mins -30 mins of them adjusting on your eyes. By this i mean, i mean actually staying in place with the iris
  • The only con about the comfort of these lenses are you can still slightly feel them in your eyes even after you adjust. Perhaps it was because they were coloured, but whenever i wear my clear prescription lenses, i can't feel them in there at all!

5 Pairs, i ordered mine in prescription because I'm pretty blind

Design:
  • 10/10
  • The exact colour i wanted
  • Absolutely 100% natural
  • Enhances the eyes
  • I haven't gone one time wearing them, when someone wouldn't compliment them :) 
  • There are dimensions of brown, green and yellow, and because of that, the colour of the lenses look different in different lighting, which i absolutely love
Purchase:
  • I bought them here at Pinkicon with my own money!
  • From the point of order, the lenses came within 2 weeks, free shipping!
Overall:
  • 9/10
  • Perfect if you are seeking an enhancement for dark eyes like mine
  • Very natural yet alluring
Now for the spam of photos of me wearing these lenses :)






Saturday, July 11, 2015

REVIEW: Mizon Placenta Ampoule Cream

Hi all! Winter has finally hit Sydney, not too cold this year, but my skin annually starts to dry out and peel around this time sigh, but at least it gave me an excuse to go and buy a winter moisturiser for my face! I've been using this product for twice a day for the past few weeks, so i thought it would be a great time for a review!

Packaging:
  • Plastic blue container with 50ml of functional concentrated cream



Contains 1.500mg of placenta extract

Claims:
  • Improves wrinkles
  • Whitens 
  • Nutrition to the skin
  • Prevents/ protects from dryness
Ingredients:



  • PLACENTA 1,500MG, NIACIN AMIDE, ADENOSINE, BETA-GLUCAN, LAVENDER OIL, HYALURONIC ACID, TREHALOSE, ARNICA EXTRACT, SAGEBRUSH EXTRACT, YARROW EXTRACT, ROSE EXTRACT, GENTIAN EXTRACT, AND PORTULACA OLERACEA L. EXTRACT.


Texture/ Color: 
  • White
  • Very concentrated, so slightest you only need the slightest bit for your whole face
  • Because it has a thick texture, its great protection from the dry air around me


Scent:
  • Not too sure how to describe it, but it has the typical placenta cream/ lanolin oil scent
  • The smell can be slightly overpowering for some
  • The scent disappears not long after anyway
How to use:
  • I use it as a simple facial moisturiser
  • At night after a shower
  • In the morning after i wash my face 
Results:
  • Using it everyday for a few weeks, twice a day, I've noticed improvements in my skin
  • Dry patches have disappeared/ gone down
  • Immediate relief to irritation
  • Protects from the dry winter in Australia 
  • Softer skin
  • Less acne 
Cons:
  • I'm sceptical about the claims for whitening effects as i don't think i noticed any difference in my skin
Overall:
  • 5/5
  • It does everything a simple facial moisturiser is suppose to
  • I can't comment on whether it helps wrinkles because i don't have any
Where did i buy it?
  • I purchased this from the seller Kocomaket from eBay
  • Link to product here
  • Comes with a free tiny small sample 
  • The packaging came wrapped in bubble wrap so the item was safe and secure
Have any of you guys tried this cream? What did you think?