10/17/2014

My "beauty" wishlist

Since I'll be joining this Secret Santa thing with my Be a Beauty Correspondent pals all over the world and I've no idea who she might be..I was told that I can make a wish list as well.It will give her some insight on what to buy for me :)


1)Candles
Technically,candles aren't considered as a beauty product?But they smell so good!

I've always looked longingly at Bath and Body Works candles wishing they'd open their store here quick!We have limited access here when it comes to nice smelling and affordable candles.I would love to get my hands on some of their candles below or any awesome smelling ones.






2)Sephora Favorites:Draw The Line

I love eyeliners and I wear them everyday.Next to mascara,they make my eyes look awake!This box of various brand of eyeliners from Sephora is definitely something that I would love to get.I wish our Sephora store here would sell it.


3)Sephora Favorites: Lashstash

I love mascaras and this box is filled with mini size of some of the best mascara being sold in Sephora.



4)Lush Bath bombs/melts/bubble bars






I just loveee bath bombs/melts or bubble bars.I love taking baths!But I can only do so during holidays because I don't have a bath tub at home.My honeymoon will be in January and I have some bath bombs..so can't wait to use it then.


5)Lush Ro's Agran Body Conditioner


I've heard so many great things about this body conditioner and I really want to try it!Plus I love the scent of a rose :)

6)Sephora Collection Gold Star Eye Brush Set

I have a lack of eyeshadow brushes...these from Sephora comes with a sleek gold tube that makes it easy for me to carry it with me when I'm travelling/out.

Well..that's some of the beauty prodcuts that I've been eyeing on at the moment.Can't wait to send out my Secret Santa gift and receive it as well.Pretty cool that my Secret Santa could be living anywhere in the world!

10/15/2014

Current beauty favourites:Lip creams(NYX+Collection) + Lipsticks(Revlon)

I have a lot of lip products.Somehow I've amassed a lot of lipsticks,lip stain,lip balm and many more.But I don't have lip gloss because I just don't like how it feels on my lips.

I've never been a fan of lip gloss and the only lip product in tube form that I've had are lip stains.But lately I've been obsessed with these lip creams.They're just awesome and goes on so smoothly on my lips.And the colours are so beautiful.Plus I love that they turn matte when you put it on.
Both lip creams are inexpensive as well.The Collection one I think cost rm16-17?And the NYX one cost me..rm23-26?Sorry I can't remember the exact price because I bought them awhile back.
Top:NYX Antwerp. Bottom:Collection Fairy Cake
As you can see from the colour swatch above,the Antwerp one is more pink while the Fairy Cake is more coral.I love both colours.Antwerp is much more bright while Fairy Cake is more subdued.

Such cute names

Ever since I bought my first tube of Revlon's Super Lustrous lipstick a few weeks back(Rosewine colour)..I can't stop buying more.The colours are so pretty and it glides smoothly on my lips as well.I love the packaging too.
So pretty!

Recently while I was out and about with Aimi,we somehow stumbled upon a beauty warehouse sale and I managed to grab three of Revlon's Super Lustrous for only rm15 each!I couldn't swatch the colours while I was buying them because it was a warehouse sale.So I just went with my guts.
Colours!
I actually wanted to buy more because there were so many pretty colours but Aimi managed to restrain myself hahaha. My favourite colour is the Raisin Rage lipstick.It's different than all the other lipsticks that I have,Raisin Rage looks very autumnal.It's dark on the lips and very vamp-ish.

For Pink In The Afternoon,it's very sweet and feminine.Great for everyday.While Peach Me is a very light coral.Perfect for your lips if you're going for a very bold eye makeup look.Peach Me has a pearl sheen to it because it's under the Pearl range.All of my Super Lustrous lipsticks range falls under the Creme category.So Peach Me is my first time buying a lipstick with a Pearl sheen.

I definitely prefer the creme range than the pearl/shine range.I would definitely recommend girls out there to buy Revlon's Super Lustrous lipstick range.It retails at rm30 at the drugstores..if I'm not mistaken.It's not expensive and the quality is great.I have a lot of lipsticks and this range is one of my favourites.



10/07/2014

Book review:Shopaholic To The Stars by Sophie Kinsella

I love Sophie Kinsella's books since I was a teen.I've never missed buying them.Even now when I have a lot of ebooks on the ipad,I'll still buy the paperback version of her books.But I've got to say..her latest book was..I don't know..a little lacklustre? I also loathe the fact that the ending left us hanging and that there'd be a continuation..seriously?

The reason why I've been buying the Shopaholic series by Sophie for years because Becky's shopping addiction was fun to read.In this book however..Becky was just horrid and selfish.She was such a fame-whore that it was sad :( If you read the review online..it's not pretty!It feels like a different person was writing this book.

In this book,Becky is now living in Los Angeles because Luke is handling the PR for Sage Seymour,a famous Hollywood actress.Becky is determine to become her personal stylist.But somehow she was offered to become the personal stylist for Sage's enemy instead.A lot of other characters are mentioned in this book..Luke,Minnie,Suze,Tarquin,Danny,Alicia and Becky's parents.

I honestly feel that Sophie Kinsella tried too hard to make this book as a great read because the last one(Mini Shopaholic) was four years ago..but it didn't become what it intended to be.There's a celebrity plot twist and also an element of mystery involving Becky's dad..this book was just very bizarre to me.It was all over the place.I love Becky's character throughout the Shopaholic series but not in this book!She did redeemed herself in the end though..but still..it was a bit nauseating how fame crazy she was!

Four years was a long time waiting and honestly I felt disappointed.If you guys are planning to buy this book..don't.Just download the free epub version.Sorry,not sorry.Sophie Kinsella,the next book better be good!

10/06/2014

Movie Reviews:Oculus and Chef

If the previous movie reviews blogpost of mine had movies with a mouthful of a name..this one have names that are pretty short!haha.I watch a lot of movies every month but unless I had to attend a movie premiere of it..I would more or less forget to blog about them.But I noticed lately that my blog has been too beauty-centric so I wanted to balanced it out a bit.

Oculus
I love a good horror movie though I don't dare and watch it alone.I watched this recently with my fiance and my little brother.I have to say that I love the concept of the story..a lot.

According to Wiki..the meaning of the world Oculus is this-- eye, denotes a circular opening in the centre of a dome or in a wall.In this movie..it's about..an antique mirror.The movie is actually based on a short film by Mike Flanagan(the director of Oculus) titled Oculus: Chapter 3 - The Man with the Plan".

At the start of the movie..Tim seems to be recovering from something that happened in his past life..in a psychiatric hospital.Kaylie works at an auction house..and managed to track down an antique mirror that once belong in her family's house.

I love this movie and I think the storyline is very well thought out.I hope that it'll be shown in the cinemas here..but I doubt that as well.
I love this movie!It was full of food and fun..and the full use of social media!

Jon Favreau is of course well know as the guy who directed the Iron Man movies.I've read about an interview with Jon about why he wanted to make this movie.He wanted to make a movie about cooking..he even hired Roy Choi as a co-producer which made me wanted to watch the movie even more.I first know about Roy Choi from Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown series season 1..when Anthony went to Los Angeles(Koreatown).Roy Choi is the founders of the food truck movement in USA!

Jon Favreau actually trained at a French culinary school and several of Roy's restaurants.So all the the chopping that he did in the movie and the cooking was authentic!

The movie is about Carl Casper,a head chef at Gauloise in Brentwood,California.He wants to be creative in the kitchen and create a new menu but his boss Riva is always against it and would rather he sticks to the 'classics'.One day a food critic/blogger named Ramsey Michel was going to come and eat at the restaurant..so Carl wanted to create a new menu just for him but he was rejected by Riva,

After the meal Ramsey gave quite a bad review of the restaurant and it went viral on twitter.Carl's son,Percy who's very tech savvy taught him how to open a twitter account and he accidentally tweeted a mean tweet to Ramsey which resulted in a "rematch" between them.But because of this he got into a fight with his boss Riva and he walked out.

When Carl was at home,concocting new dishes..he saw the tweets of Ramsey,berating the dishes that he's eating at Gauloise..which angered Carl and he went there and went all crazy on him.Of course somebody recorded the video and it went viral..again.

Carl then went to Miami because his ex-wife Inez needs him to take care of their son while they're there..and also so he could meet Marvin about having his own food truck..something which he didn't want to do in the past.Marvin is played by...Robert Downey Jr!Of course he'd be in this movie.His character was hilarious!

Before I basically blog about the whole movie I just want to say that..this movie is a great watch for anybody but especially for those who loves to cook/eat!Some of the food parts were so beautiful..and I love how the movie incorporates social media in it.It's definitely a feel good movie.Very different from Oculus of course!