Friday, May 31, 2013

Review: Stila Merry & Bright Palette

Hello everyone! Today I'm going to review the Stila Merry & Bright Palette. I've bought this palette about months ago and I did include it in my Collective Haul. So let's get started.


£12.50 or RM59 ( It was on sale for £5 or RM23++)




Yes.


Stila Merry & Bright Palette comes with 6 beautiful neutral eyeshadows and a Stila Convertible Color in Lillium. The set also comes with a Stila Lip Glaze in Kitten. I'm not sure if it's a mini size but it is quite a good size. I actually bought this set because of the Lip Glaze. I'm going to do a separate review for the Lip Glaze because it deserves one. The eye shadows weigh about 0.26 oz or 7.5 g in total while the Convertible Color weighs about 0.08 oz or 2.2 g. That's a pretty good amount of product. The palette is a cardboard based palette with magnetic closure. It is also really small (about the size of my palm) and thin so it's really good for travelling. Now, the thing that I don't really like about this palette is the shadows. I think the shadows are poorly made and they lack of pigmentation. The quality is just not there. I am a bit picky when it comes to eye shadows so maybe it's just me. 




I'm thinking of doing this for an EOTD, what do you guys think? :)



Lillium  is a soft baby pink lip and cheek cream. It applies very smoothly and gorgeously pigmented. I've tried using my fingers and a brush to apply it and it works well both ways. This Convertible Color is actually what makes the palette worth it. This palette is nothing but an overly priced crappy eye shadow palette without this Convertible Color. Ohh, I've also tried it on the lips but I think it's a bit drying for the lips.
Molasses  is a shimmery dark brown colour. It is quite smooth but the pigmentation is just okay.
Chill  is a matte nude colour. This shadow is quite pigmented for a matte shadow but applies patchy.
Glisten  is a shimmery peachy nude colour with frost finish. I'm not a big fan of frosty eye shadows but this one is very pretty. It is fairly pigmented but not as soft.
Butterscotch  is a matte medium brown colour. The pigmentation is good but it is kind of patchy but not as bad as Chill.
Ebony  is a matte dark grey almost black colour. This shadow is so disappointing. It looks really beautiful in the palette but when swatched, the pigmentation is just not there. I like my black to be really black, so this one is a let down for me.
Joyful  is a shimmery orangey brown colour. It is well pigmented and applies smoothly.




I was a bit disappointed with the shadows because I expected them to be super pigmented since it's Stila. But I'm still glad that I did purchase this palette because I really love the Convertible Color. Plus it was only RM23++. If I paid the full price for this palette, I'd be really mad.


Love love love the Convertible Color!
Shimmery shadows are quite pigmented
The packaging is small and sleek, great for travelling


The mattes are pretty disappointing, especially Ebony.
The shadows are not good enough for me.


No.


If it is on sale, yes, but I do not recommend you paying full price for this palette. It's just not worth it. 




So that's the end of my review. Hope you guys enjoyed the review. Ohh and please stay tuned for a lot more reviews. Thank you so much for reading my blog! <3 p="">


P.S: All photos were taken by my sister, Nadhirah Ismailjee. Thanks to her!




Love,

Thursday, May 30, 2013

30-Day Writing Challenge: Day 24


It's hard for me to choose only one movie because I have several movies that I really, really love. I love Click and The Notebook so much but I figured I love Seven Pounds the most. I seriously think that Seven Pounds is the best movie I've ever watched. If you never watched it, you should. Watch it now, thank me later. It will change your point of view forever, in a good way though. I'm not going to tell what the movie is about, so don't worry there's not going to be any spoiler in this post. 

This movie isn't really a new movie, but it still is better than most movies nowadays. I prefer this kind of movie, something mysterious and you have to watch it till the end to know the whole story. This movie is different, it's unpredictable. I've tried to guess what's going to happen to him but all my guesses were wrong. This movie is a sad movie, and I bet everyone cried watching this movie. It really is a good movie, I've watched it a lot of times, and I cried every single time. It's just so heart-breaking. I found some GIFs on Tumblr, so I decided to include them in this post.

:(
This part, gets me every single time.

And here's my favourite, favourite part of the movie.



It never fails to make me cry. Gosh, I love this movie. 




Song of the day:
Fireflies by Ron Pope




Love,

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Current Giveaways

I'm a big fan of giveaways. I joined almost every giveaway that I am qualified to enter. So today I'm going to share the giveaways that I've entered, you can enter them too as many of them are open internationally. (This is going to be a long post.)



Sparklychee's 110+ Readers Giveaway (International)
Link: http://sparklychee.blogspot.com/2013/05/giveaway-110-readers-thank-you.html
Ends: June 23, 2013
Prize(s):
- Tony Moly Egg Pore Shiney Skin Soap
- Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Blush
- Quo Glam 'n Go Colour Palette (blush, eyeshadows, bronzer)
- Etude House OMG! Dry Shampoo
- Tony Moly Cutie Beauty BB Cream
- The Face Shop Mask
- Beauty Friends Mask
- Lioele Blackheadzero Nose Patch
- Oil blotting paper
- Some samples



W2BEAUTY.COM Korean Cosmetics Shop Giveaway (International)
Ends: July 1, 2013
Prize(s):
Precious Mineral BB Cream Bright Fit in the shade W13 Natural Beige



Behind The Frames' 1 Year Blogiversary Giveaway (International)
Ends: May 30, 2013
Prize(s):
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette



Mizuchan Birthday Giveaway (International)
Ends: May 29, 2013
Prize(s):

Tony Moly CC Cream
or
Etude House CC Cream



THT Christina's 2 Year Blogiversary Giveaway (International)
Ends: July 11, 2013
Prize(s):
Sephora Moonshadow Baked Palette
5 Pair of lashes
Pupa eyeliner, mascara and pouch
2 spring coloured polishes
Under eye mask
Hair velcro



Chermaineho's Gmarket Giveaway (International)
Ends: June 14, 2013
Prize(s):
- Innisfree It's Real Manuka Honey
- Etude House Green Tea
- Secret Key Snail + EGF Repairing mask pack
- My Beauty Diary Black Pearl Mask
A handheld mirror from Peripera
- Innisfree Air Skin Fit BB Cream sample
- Banila Co CC Cream sample
- Skinfood Royal Honey Hydro Essence sample
- Etude House Precious Mineral BBdation sample
- Benefit the POREfessional sample
- Peripera Pencil Liner pack
- Lacvert Pure deep cleansing oil
- Rimmel Match Perfection Bronzer



Sparkly Chee W2BEAUTY.COM Giveaway (International)
Ends: June 20, 2013
Prize(s):
Etude House BB Cream Precious Mineral Cotton Fit (Shade of your choice)



CC Cream Giveaway (International)
Ends: May 30, 2013
Prize(s):
Etude House CC Cream in Silky or Glow



100+ Followers Favorites Thank You Giveaway (International)
Ends: June 21, 2013
Prize(s):
Package 1
- Nature Republic Soothing Moisture Aloe Vera 92% 
- Skin Food Egg White Pore Mask
- Dior Addict Lipstick in number 564 Model 

Package 2
- Tony Moly Tomatox Magic White Massage Pack
- Benefit Hello Flawless Cover-up Face Powder in Ivory
- Skin Food Rice Mask Wash Off 

Package 3
- Express Love Express Perfume 
- Lush R&B Reviving and Balance Hair Moisturizer
- Maybelline Volume Express Mascara in the yellow packaging Cat Eyes
- Maybelline Master Precise Eyeliner in Black 



Sami Spoon Giveaway (International)
Ends: June 19, 2013
Prize(s):
- Moon necklace and earring set provided by Lunar Descent
- $20 Gift Voucher provided by Sincerely, Maeko
- 4 Pairs of Circle Lenses provided by MukuCHU
- 6 gifts provided by Randomeyes Boutique
- Decoden Pill Box provided by Luxi♥Loli
- Controller Leggings provided by Jeffie
- 2 Necklaces provided by Di Depux
- Tattoo Tights
- Cat face tote bag

- Oreo shaped mirror
- Cat socks from TopShop
- Pack of false eyelashes
- Heart Shaped sunglasses
- Rhinestone Cat Ear headband
- TonyMoly Lip gloss stick in Grape
- Geradium lipstick from Lime Crime
- Blogger necklace from Bete Noire Customs
- Eyelashes, gloss and nail polish from MUA
- Pink Diamond Pill Box necklace from Me&Zena

- Plus a whole bunch of other little surprises and even sweets!



Shrinking Wallet's Giveaway (International)
Ends: May 30, 2013
Prize(s):
- Beauty Pod in Pink
- Maybelline Expert Wear Stylish Smokes in 04 Charcoal Smokes
- Essence Silky Touch Blush in 30 secret-it girl
- Maybelline Baby Lips in Mango Pie and Pink Lolita
- Covergirl Clump Crusher in Very Black
- De Slick Oil Control Makeup Setting-Spray (15ml)





So that is everything. Good luck everyone! :)




Love,

Monday, May 20, 2013

Collective Haul #1

Hello everyone! As you can see, I did a bit of shopping this past month. I actually ordered one other thing but I forgot to include it in the picture. Anyway, keep reading to find out what did I picked up.




1. Foodaholic Masks
RM1 each (not including postage)

If you've followed me on Instagram, you would have seen that I posted a picture of these masks. I've never heard of the brand but it was only RM1 each. My sister and I decided to grab 10 masks for each of us because it was too cheap to resist. I bought these masks at Qoo10. I picked up Coenzyme Q10, Blueberry, Green Gram, Tomato, Collagen, Pomegranate, Green Tea, Olive, Aloe and Grain. Most of them are moisturising masks because my skin is really really dry.




2. Stila Merry & Bright Palette and Lip Glaze Set
£5 or RM23++

I bought this set at ASOS. It was my first time buying things from ASOS. ASOS had a sale and this palette was only £5 so I decided to buy it. 





3. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Exposed

$26 or RM80++ (but you can get cheaper price if you buy it from Personal Beauty Shopper)

I won a $30 Tarte Spree Giveway hosted by Personal Beauty Shopper. I'm so happy that I won because I've been wanting to try Tarte blushes for so long, but never had the chance to because I can't afford it. Thank you so much Lilian for picking me as the winner! :) I ended up picking Exposed because I don't have anything like it in my collection. The camera does not pick up the colour correctly (you know I'm bad with camera settings), it is actually more pink in real life. It really is a beautiful blush! Ohh and it comes with a Tarte BB Cream sample which I am also excited about.




4. Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze
RM19.90

I finally have bought it. Been wanting it for so long and I'm so happy that they're finally available here!



5. ELF Bronzing Brush
RM7 

Tati from GlamLifeGuru recommended this brush in one of her videos. She said that this brush is good for highlighting. I'm a big fan of Tati and when she said that this brush is good, I'm sold. Bought this brush from The Fashionette.




6. ELF Total Face Brush
RM7

I needed a powder brush and this was only RM7 so I think, why not. But I ended up not using it because it's not soft enough for me. It is too scratchy, I have really sensitive skin so I don't know, this brush is really a waste of money even though it's only RM7. This brush is also from The Fashionette.




7. ELF Small Stipple Brush
RM16

I bought this brush because emilynoel83 featured it in her Favourite ELF Brushes video. She said that this brush is perfect for cream blushes and since I needed a brush for my MUA cream blushes, I decided to pick it up. Bought this brush at SgDrugstore.com.




8. IN2IT Moisture Release Lipstick in Caramel
RM6

Guardian had a clearance sale at Mahkota Parade, Melaka few weeks ago. They had a lot of makeup on sale but I only bought this lipstick at the sale. This is not really my colour as it is darker and I usually prefer neutral lips but hey, a girl can never have too much lipsticks right? :P



9. Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor in Party Pink
RM20 something (not sure)

I won this lipstick in a giveaway by onlybeauty.com.my. Thanks Only Beauty! :)




10. Revlon Lip Butter in Peach Parfait
RM25

I wanted to try a lip butter to see if it's worth the hype, and well, it does. 




11. Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bar in Juicy Orange
RM12.90 

If you love korean beauty product, go check out Qoo10 because the prices there are much cheaper than the retail prices here. I've bought from 3 different sellers at Qoo10 and so far, I'm happy with all the products and services. I picked up this Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bar because the packaging is really cute. The product itself is pretty good too! 




13. Coastal Scents Classic Blush Angle Large Natural Brush
RM19

I needed a proper blush brush because I have been using my Elianto Kabuki Brush (it is one of my first brushes) to apply blush. I saw Maqup.com selling this brush for only RM19 and I thought it was a great deal. I did some research before buying it because well, I don't want to waste my money like I did with the ELF brushes. Turns out, this brush is a really great brush. The bristles are really soft and the brush doesn't feel cheap at all. What I love the most is that it has long handle because it gives you more control when applying blush. 




So that's the end of my haul. I hope you guys enjoy the post and stay tuned because I'm going to review most of the products mentioned above. Thank you so much for reading my blog! :)




Love,