Monday, June 30, 2014

Sleigh Ride For Two || OPI

Recently I've been loving dark berry/maroon shades (which will be obvious in my June favourites coming soon!). It such a gorgeous shade on the nails, I personally dont follow the whole nail trend of dark colours in winter, bright colours in summer, pastel for spring and etc. I just wear polishes that I feel like using.

Lucky for me, I was browsing through Adorebeauty and most of the OPI polishes were on sale so I took advantage of it and chose a polish that I knew I would be using all the time. 
And for $14.96 I have no regrets in purchasing this purple-ly maroon polish.
Sleigh Ride For Two is one of two maroon polishes that I own, it may not be a favourite colour in a few peoples minds but I know for sure that I would have never worn dark polishes from last year and the previous years. 

Ever since using this polish it has changed my view on OPI, I always thought that I would never spend my money on OPI polishes since you can definitely get polishes a lot cheaper with similar quality. But OPI has pretty much won me over by how quick it dries, I mean its not like instantly dry within a click of a finger but it is quicker than a standard drugstore polish. I could get away with the polish being fully dry within 1-3 hours but with a standard polish it will usually take up to 6 hours just to be fully dry. (and when I mean fully, I mean hard polish on the nails that does not leave any prints!).
But I can say the down side is that it did start to chip on me after 2-3 days, there was very minimal chipping on the first day as well sadly.

I find that in yellowish lighting it can look somewhat brown on the nail and I can say that I am not a fan of brown polishes (hope I dont offend anyone there). But in white and natural lighting it comes out as a deep maroon-berry shade, which is the perfect shade for me as it isnt as dark as black but it isnt an obvious berry shade from afar. 
I can also get away with 1 coat of this but I did apply 2 coats to get a fully opaque colour!

Can purchase this polish on AdoreBeauty here

What's your favourite OPI shade?

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Moroccan Oil Treatment

If anyone does not remember, last year was the time where I tried to ombre my own hair using just hair dye, and for those who dont realise, plain old hair dye is not effective compared to bleach. So I made the stupid mistake of dying the ends of my hair the same week.
Yes, shocking. And obviously the ends of my hair did start to get drier but mainly a lot frizzier.
I have actually rarely suffered from frizzy ends before this whole accident, so I did question why the ends of my hair was all over the place and tangled all the time. Sure enough, I did do my research on google and found out I 100% had frizzy ends.
Anyone else who suffers from frizzy ends can understand this pain, the pain of running my fingers through the ends of my hair and getting caught in some bundle of hair knotted together. Or looking at the mirror and seeing my hair have a mess in the ends. 
Long story short, I just had to find a way to get rid of the frizz. And I did come across Moroccan Oil while browsing through Adorebeauty 

Im sure most people have seen this brand at one point in their life. I know for sure a lot of the hairdressers that I walk past usually display this behind the windows, hence why i'm familiar with this. I mean, the blue and orange packing together just catches my attention.
It costed me $55 to get the 125ml from AdoreBeauty and for a couple of dollars cheaper you can usually get the 100ml. But I did get the 125ml because the 100ml bottle doesnt come with a pump, and being the clumsy person that I am, pouring out oil from a bottle would not mix well with me.

So what I love about this is how you can lock the pump by twisting the pump to one side (unlocking by twisting the opposite direction), it's like a child-safe lock so you can prevent any accidents that happent if somehow accidentally, something pushes or presses the pump.
I did read a couple of reviews on this and some people had a problem with the pump leaking on them. Luckily for me I havent had a single problem with that. 

The oil is more of a thick oil, but not as thick as honey. It comes out as a yellow-orange colour and one pump is a bit more than enough for my hair, though you can probably get away with 2 pumps if you have long thick hair.
I have used this when my hair was slightly damp and wow does it make my hair dry faster! Even at school I randomly play with my hair and cant help myself to just sniff the ends of my hair, I just love the smell, I mean its not a sweet amazingly smelling product but it is a good scent.
On the days when I shower late and dont have the time to use this product, I just use it the morning after and it untangles my hair so I dont have to comb or brush it (even though I dont brush my hair).
Sadly this product hasnt killed away the frizz, but it has somewhat reduced it. It has made my hair a lot more manageable if I use it after the shower but other than that it hasnt really done anything drastically. 
I wouldnt repurchase this since there are still lots of de-frizzers out there for me to try out.

You can purchase it on AdoreBeauty here if you're interested.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Edge Meister

I find that Western branded mascara has always never liked me. Whenever I think I found a decent mascara, it has either smudged, flaked or just cannot hold a curl through the day.
So I've just come to the conclusion that I really only suit Asian branded mascaras and their formulas.
And this one is one of my holy grail the top lashes though.

I purchased this during my trip to Hong Kong last year. It costed me $138 HK ($19 AUD at the time). To be honest I didnt really look at the price when I put this in my basket, I just knew that I had to try out the Majolica Majorca mascaras because of the amazing formulas and the unique mascara wand that everyone raves about. But for $19 AUD I would definitely not purchase this if it was sold in Australian stores.

I picked up Edge Meister on a whim, instead of Frame Plus which I was looking for originally. But I have no idea what the difference is between them two, the packaging is somewhat the same besides the pink fancy framing at the front and maybe the formula?

But can I say how much I love the packaging?! The black and gold packaging and the fancy smancy detailing at the front and also the top. It is the first thing I see when I choose a mascara to use.

The main thing about this mascara is the brush wand. Compared with most mascara wands, this one is flat and the 'bristles' are located at the top and bottom, so it is actually quite useful to coat the bottom lashes.
So if you're wondering how on earth do you even use this thing?! The zig zagging method comes in handy. I use the curved side of the wand to coat my top lashes while doing a zag zag motion, while the other end I use to coat my bottom lashes.

This is probably the only mascara I've used that contains fibres in it. I find that you can build it up to whatever length you want, but I havent really tested the maximum length you can get with it yet since Im more interested in volume rather than length.
But the reason why it is one of my HGs is because it can hold a curl and it is the most waterproof mascara I know of. 

As I said before it does not last on my bottom lashes, it starts to smudge on the 3 hour mark which is a shame since it lasts on the top lashes until you remove it. And can I say that it is a pain to remove! 
I know one of my friends uses this mascara and she swears that it lasts underwater and I can definitely see it since I've tested it in the shower and it does not smudge but it does start to come off gradually. (though im not sure if it's the same as in a swimming pool).
I would absolutely recommend this to anyone looking for a super long lasting mascara but maybe not for people looking for a bottom lash mascara especially with oily lids.

Friday, June 6, 2014

2nd Anniversary Giveaway WINNER!

Alright so the time has come to announce the winner of my 2nd Anniversary Giveaway!
Firstly thank you to everyone who entered, I had an overwhelming response to the amount of people who entered.
There will definitely be more giveaways in the future like always.

Anyways the winner is Arra from Naughty Kitten! I've sent you an email so please reply ASAP so I can order the prize.
I will be choosing another winner if she doesn't reply 7 days from now.

Monday, June 2, 2014

*Clearasil Daily Clear Vitamins & Extract Daily Wash Review & GIVEAWAY!

Finally back onto blogging after 2 weeks! If you havent already known, I moved house last week and I just did not have the time to post anything. Im still currently trying to unpack most of my stuff and along with that, my school exams happens to be this week and next week. Sadly this house doesnt have internet yet so Im actually using my phone data to write up this post. So if i happen to be away from blogging I would assume that my internet is still not activated. Just a heads up!
Anyways enough of my rambling.. So I was contacted a while back to try out a Clearasil product of my choice from a list, since Winter was coming soon to Australia (though it is Winter right now), I chose the Daily Clear Vitamins & Extract Daily Wash.

What I find really cool about this product is that you can use it both as a daily cleanser or a mask! It's probably the only cleanser facial I've used with that type of versatility.  
Now Im going to make you guys cringe for a second and sound like an advert, but this product contains Avocado & Pomegranate extracts, which might not be what everyone looks for in a cleanser let alone even care about, but I personally think that if a product contains some fancy natural ingredient, I like to think that it does something. Anyone else feel the same way?
Even the product comes out a pale green colour, similar to avocado.

Really the only thing that gets on my nerves with this is when I open the cap, the product comes rushing out. I mean dont get me wrong, I love how the cap is at the bottom so we customers will get most of the product out instead of wasting our money or even the energy in squeezing every inch of the packaging. But I think I just need to get over this pet peeve of mine. As creamy products will do this most of the time.

But with the product I absolutely love the texture, weird as it sounds. I think it has to be the perfect texture when it comes to cream cleansers. It's not too thick, nor liquidy and it has the foamy feeling when I  massage it into my face. Even after washing it off it leaves my face smooth as a baby's butt and also squeaky clean. 
But Im not a fan of the scent, I mean its not horrible but it's definitely not something I would love to sniff all the time. Im terrible at describing scents so if you are someone who wants a nice smelling cleanser, then this may not be for you. But for someone who wants a simple daily cleanser that does the job in thier everyday skincare routine then this is most likely a product you may be searching for!

*This product was sent to me for reviewing purposes but it doesn't change my opinion on it


I was lucky enough to be sent an extra Clearsil Cleanser to giveaway to my readers! This is an international giveaway so anyone can enter.

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