Thursday, January 19, 2012

[Make-Up Tutorial] Mysteriously You

It's true that I've been posting the product reviews lately but I'm trying to shape my blog in a more organized manner.... so here is my new look: Mysteriously You.

Let's Start :)

- Apply some eyeshadow primer for a significant enhancement in both pigmentation and lasting power.

- Mix two shades (the black one on the top right corner and the taupe-brown which is the one under the black) and apply them on the outer corners of your eyes.

- I also used a soft peachy shade (the third one from the left on the second row) on the inner corner and blended all three together to achieve a gradated effect.

- Actually, it looks much more pigmented and more black but I think it still looks alright.
It doesn't look like so but, at the end, the look appeared to be more dark chocolate-taupe shade with some light gold silver. 

I also added the taupe-brown shade on the corners underneath. 

(and.. if you look really close, you can see some some fallouts) 

- I applied MAC Glitz and Blitz and Maybelline's the Falsies Volum' Express Waterproof mascara to finish off the look. 

And this is it! 

Just to share some personal thoughts, I'm having a rough time in school (since this is my fourth year), so tutorials will come in the slower pace than usual but I still hope you enjoyed the tutorials. 

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

[Review] Rosebud Perfume Co. Smith's Mocha Rose Lip Balm with Vanilla

As many of those who visited my blog may know, I'm pretty generous with many of the products that I reviewed. I mostly provide a review about what I love and what I constantly use but I'm about to review something that I thought I would never hate and that's a product with chocolaty scent. So here it is: Smith's Mocha Rose Lip Balm with Vanilla.

Weight: 14.2g (=0.5oz)
Price: CA$7.00 + tax


Rosbud Perfume Co. didn't make any fancy packaging for the lip balm but wrapped it around with transparent plastic.

This lip balm comes in an opaque white tube format with a rounded rosebud crest in the middle. The lid is a milk chocolate shaded plastic which, from its colour combination, pretty much explains itself as a mocha rose lip balm.


Even before observing the actual product, one aspect that was the most detectable was its scent (which can be synonymous to the word "odour" in this case). Although the label of the product has the word "Mocha Rose" in bold (while the word "Vanilla" comes in a tiny-sized font), the lip balm possesses such a strong and intrusive vanilla scent that it instantly gives nausea (at least to me). Its taste is even worse.

The lip balm comes in clear strawberry juice shade and, performance wise, there's no doubt that this is an amazing product. Within 10-15 minutes of the application, it gifted chapped and flaked surfaces with emollient smoothness even when wiped off.

However, I cannot give any opinion on its consistency since I refuse to apply this product on my lips again (I'm not too picky about scents but  I really refuse to reapply this product on my lips and will return this product).

As I said, I believe I was pretty generous with many products that I've reviewed; however, this lip balm was something that I really had to get it off of my lips because of the overpowering scent that made me sick.

I know that this is an incomplete review since I cannot inform you with its lasting power and performance in detail but I just don't want to continue with a product that will make me sick. I really hope that you understand.


Monday, January 9, 2012

[Review] Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15

I haven't tried any product by Fresh. Should I add any excuse to that, I have very acne-prone skin and therefore I'm very cautious when it comes to applying any product that may cause an unfortunate outcome. For lips, however, I don't really have such problem. 

The reason why I tried this is because I had to give up my JBLB to my brother who loved it so much and Sephora wasn't carrying JBLB. Therefore, I decided to give Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment a try.

Weight: 4.3g (0.15oz)
Price: CA$26.00 + tax


Sugar lip balm treatment comes in a box where a dark burgundy container that is shaped like a screw-top lipstick. It feels quite heavy and sturdy but only contains 4.3g of the actual product.


FSLT looks very close to Vaseline in lipstick version: with its opaquely pastel lemon shade. As seen from the comparison picture to the iPhone3gs, it also doesn't really contain much product.

Its citrus scent is not as powerful as JBLB but quite pleasing indeed. The scent is almost unnoticeable after the actual application of the product. However, it tastes quite horrible.

Just to mention some downfall, this lip treatment on both edges of my lips began to dry up a bit within an hour or so although most of the surface still felt smooth. It is very slightly and almost unnoticeably sticky.

To give my personal experience with this product, I began to experience flaking after two to three hours of application and failed to give a "treatment" that I was actually looking for when purchasing $26 + tax product. Moreover, I never experienced a noticeable enhancement of my lips. Therefore, I really don't experience such with my JBLB so I returned this product after two to three weeks of trial.

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

[Bobbi Brown] Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks in Cabo Coral

I usually don't purchase Bobbi Brown products. There was the time when I fell into the pool of vanity where I thought that only the high-end make-up products have long consistency, excellent quality, and a great range of colours (which was partially true). Furthermore, they were perfect attractions for the ones who 1) have fallen into the pool of vanity like myself 2) can actually afford these extravaganzas. However, I came to realize that I shouldn't purchase what I cannot afford and what is not worth its price. Therefore, I consider as many positive and aspects as possible before purchasing high-end products. 

But I'm trying to talk about one of my numerous success from the high-end brand experience and here's an example: Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks in Cabo Coral. 


The Pot Rouge jar reminds me of Chanel Illusion D'ombre. They are about the same size (although Pot Rouge comes in a 5cm jar in diameter) and both have the logo on the black plastic lid. Pot Rouge comes in a transparent jar. 


It is a gorgeously light peachy coral shade (honestly looks more peachy to me) which falls into the warm-tone category. The colour in the jar is quite overpowering but it is gradually buildable. 

Its texture appears to be very hard wax-like but it melts, sticks and glows gorgeously on the cheeks, giving a dewy finish. However, the formula definitely is thick and dry for the lips, requiring an application of lip balm before using Cabo Coral. 

Moreover, it has a distinguishably awful scent (and taste) that may be recognizable but undefinable. It is undetectable once applied around the cheekbone but strongly detectable once applied to the lips. 

Personal advice
If you really want to apply it to the lips, Scrubbing the lips using lip scrub and applying generous amount of lip balm is recommended. Keep your lip balm handy at all time since it is very dry for the lips.