Tuesday, 30 September 2014

REVIEW : ZOEVA Rose Gold Luxury Brush Set

Sawasdee ka~
A week before my birthday, I ordered myself Zoeva Rose Gold Luxury Brush Set and Sun power palette as a little treat for myself. It's the best time to make an excuse to buy new brush set, isn't it?. Zoeva is a makeup and tool brand based in Germany and I order it straight from its website. The package arrived one day before my birthday which is quite impressive and I was really excited to open it. Everything is well-pack in the white box and inside I found another black paper wraps around all products. I also love the fact that you will get a little white card that will tell you who pack and check the quality of your items. In case something is wrong with your order (which I don't expect that) you know who to contact/complain. Today I will review the brush set first and will leave the blusher palette for next week post.

The brush set comes with classy leather clutch that has a little inside pocket, brown cloth bag and 8 different brushes (5 for face and 3 for eyes). All brushes look lovely, well-design and really good value for money. They contain with a mix of high quality natural hair* and synthetic bristles. Let's see which brushes will you get from this set:

106 / Powder: Apply any kind of powder product and to fix the makeup.
102 / Silk Finish: Apply and blend foundation, powder and mineral makeup products.
110 / Face Shape: For contouring and blending.
127 / Luxe Sheer Cheek*: A nice blush brush. I normally use it for highlight above cheek bone but it's also great for applying blush around cheek bone.
142 / Concealer Buffer: Apply concealer products evenly and super easy around the eyes and every small corner of your face.
227 / Luxe Soft Definer*: Softly blend and smooth eyeshadow
231 / Luxe Petit Crease*: Accentuating and blending in the crease
317 / Wing Liner: Detailed eyeliner strokes and a perfect wing. I actually use it for powdering my eyebrows and/or draw a sharp line around waterline.
Overall, the brushes are so soft like a baby bum and easy to clean. You can't really go wrong with this set. Apart from Real Techniques brushes I never thought I could find an alternative make up brush brand with such an affordable price but Zoeva does an amazing job! It costs £55 on Zoeva’s site plus £7.50 flat rate shipping cost which mean each brush cost less than £10! One of other good things is the brushes are all available individually too. I secretly wish that Real Techniques would sell brushes separately as well.

Have you ever heard about Zoeva


Friday, 26 September 2014

OOTD : Gimme Kisses @ Blackpool

Sawasdee ka~
On the weekend after my birthday, my boyfriend and I went to Blackpool to celebrate our birthdays together. Why I say our birthdays? Because I was born on the 11th and my boyfriend was born on the 16th September. So the weekend between our birthdays is perfect. It was a lovely day that is not too cold and also not too hot (a bit windy though you can see it from my hair lol).

It was my first time in Blackpool. This city is different from other cities I have ever visited. It's full of amusements and casinos along the street from north to south beach. Please don't ask how much we spent lol. As we arrived in the afternoon and quite hungry we went for fish&chips. A typical meal that I believe everybody must have when visit beach cities. After filled up with food we went down to Blackpool Pleasure Beach themepark. The ticket for entry is £29.99 each but because we arrived about 3pm which is quite late for theme park so we bought a VIP speedy pass that help us skip a long queue too. So we can manage to play almost all the big rides. I highly recommend The Big one, Infusion, Wallace&Gromit's thrill o-matic and finish off with Valhalla (because you will get all wet and soak).

For outfit of the day, I actually didn't plan to go theme park so it doesn't look quite practical for all the big rides but luckily I was wearing support shorts so it is not actually a problem for me.
Lip print top : Boohoo
Skirt and belt : Unknown
Lippy bag : H&M (different colour)
Shoes : Topshop
Sunglasses : Cynthia Rowley
Watch : Samsung Gear Fit 
Lipstick : Illamasqua in "Isis"
Location: Blackpool

What do you think about my outfit, yayy or nayy?


Monday, 22 September 2014

SWATCHES & REVIEW : My Lipstick Collection [Liquid Lipstick]

Sawasdee ka~
Here it comes to the last post of my lipstick collection series. I really enjoy writing this series and hope my lovey readers enjoy it as well.
Let's start off with luxury brand like Chanel, I got 2 different formulas Rouge Allure Extrait  De Gloss in 52 Genie. This is a sheer peachy colour the texture is not overly sticky and quite jelly-like and it might settling into lip line if you have a very dry lips. Levres Scintillantes Glossimer in 169 Jalousie,  a very bright raspberry shade that have good colour pay off with gorgeous micro-glitters and a high-shine glow. Don't be put off with the glitter because on the lips they are non-gritty and shimmer becomes less prominent.

Nars Larger Than Life in Place Vendome another raspberry pink that look similar to Chanel in 169 Jalousie but without glitter. It comes with a short bristle brush that I think it gives a better precision around the lips. The colour is quite opaque with a glassy shine to the lips.

MAC Prolongwear Lipglass in Full speed ahead a pretty candy pink colour. I love the colour but to be honest not the formula. It's opaque (which is good) but it's also very sticky. I can say that this lipglass last longer than normal lipgloss but I don't really feel comfortable when I wear it. I remember wearing it in a windy day and at the end my hair end up around my lips >__<. Move on the the second MAC lipgloss I own Cremesheen Glass in Star Quality a bright corally orange with pink undertone. Opposite to the prolong wear lipglass this formula is light yet creamy and non-sticky. with semi-opaque colour coverage.

Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Belladonna OMG I love this lipgloss. It's so intense high-pigmented with a creamy finish but not look too glossy and cover your lips really well without bleeding. It’s a vibrant, deep fuchsia pink with blue undertone. Oh and it has a lovely taste and smell too. Matte lip liquid in Forbidden a lovely mauve pink this colour has been discontinued from the website but I'm not really sure whether it sill sells in store. This is a new liquid lipstick formula from Illamasqua that just launch this summer. It's a high-pigmented liquid lipstick that will dry matte within a minute after apply on the lips. It applies smooth and even but might experience some stickiness once it dries matte. One more trick about using this formula is you have to apply thin layer and wait for it to dry completely (no pressing lips too) otherwise  it will go flaky and patchy. If one layer is not give you enough bold-ness you can double coat after the first layer is completely dry. This is the longest lasting liquid lipstick I have ever own, no joke!

Topshop Lip Cream in Pout Oh I fell in love ❤︎ You might notice how much I like Topshop lips product in the past few posts and no surprise I love this lip cream too! The formula is amazing! Vibrant orange colour that really opaque good colour pay off and goes on smoothly.  It gives a feeling like satin lipstick and doesn't look glossy.

Rimmel London Apocalips lip lacquer in Nova girly pink and Eclipse deep berry red. The product is opaque and creamy that actually dries almost matte after a few hours but a little top up would definitely help. The staying power is fantastic especially with Eclipse.

L'oreal Glam matte in 513 Zip it rouge again with raspberry pink and 510 Cherry Crop an electric bright pink. Eventhough the packaging isn't quite pleasant but the lipstick formula is actually lovely. I find it very hydrating on the lips and doesn't seem to dry completely. It's really comfy to wear with light but creamy texture. This is another long lasting liquid lipstick

Sleek Matte me in Petal mauve nudey pink and Brink Pink bright fuchsia pink. I wanted to love this product but unfortunately it isn't for me.  I find that this formula is almost like Illamasqua matte lip liquid. It's thin creamy liquid that will dry matte within a minute but it's hard to apply evenly and also goes patchy and clumpy. Overall it makes my lips look awful :(

Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick in Ultimate Orchid. Another disappointed product and smell terrible. I think the finish is similar to Sleek Matte me. It's dry thin within a minute and and sets on your lips. Your lips then feeling dry and again look awful!

Which one is you favourite?