Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade



I've been a bit heavy handed when using Dipbrow Pomade but boy oh boy, is this one heck of a brilliant product. First of all, I would recommend an angled brush that is slightly stiff like the Sephora classic angled brush (#90). I was able to control the product more fluidly. The definition and precision is out of this world. I just need to practice, practice and practice more, to be less heavy handed like above and be more natural especially since I have sparse brows. So please be nice for the time being.

I was surprised at how quickly this product sets and that's it. No smudging, fading and lasts all day, day to night without the need of reapplying. The gel, creamy texture makes the product easy to pick up and glide on. Because of this, it's easy to go heavy handed and waste product. It will dry to a matte finish. You do get a lot and you only need the smallest amount. A little goes a long way as they say. I have been practicing on my hand and when you go light handed, you can build the colour.

Chocolate is a warm shade but my camera is picking it up as very warm shade. At the moment, it does suit me due to the red hair. If I was to change my hair colour back to brown, medium or dark brown would be better for me I would say just by looking at the swatches online. The colour selection is great! Warms, ash tones, one to definitely suit everyone. I was stood in Sephora deciding on the perfect shade for a good 15 mins, taking over the Anastasia Beverly Hills stand.

Oily skinned people, this is one of the products I would recommend for the brows! I am completely blown away even if it takes me longer to do my brows. It is the hardest brow product I have used to get the natural look. This wouldn't be suited for those who are new to the eyebrow game. Now I need to get my game on and practice.

Have you tried this oh so famous hype?

Sunday, 7 February 2016

That Red Dress


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Every girl should own a perfect little red dress. A red dress is not just for Valentine's and no one should feel uncomfortable about wearing one. A bodycon, skater, shirt dress, mini, midi, maxi, there's the perfect one for every girl out there.

To me, my perfect red dress would be a bodycon fit with an interesting neckline. In my opinion, a red dress doesn't need embellishments, appliqué or even lace! Simplicity and plain is enough to wow and make you feel great about yourself. I'm the type who wears a lot of dark colours for a night out but I do love a good red dress no matter what the occasion is. It makes me feel good about myself and I feel more feminine. It gives that oomph. Hard to describe but say oomph with power and you may understand.

Body shape doesn't matter. Whatever negativity other people say, ignore it. You look great. As long as you're rocking your perfect red dress and feel good in one, that's all that matters. Am I right?

Do you have your perfect red dress?

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

January (Sale) Haul

I'm the type who has lost interest in the sales, especially boxing day sales as I prefer to stay in, away from the crowds and watch the football. I even stay away from the online sales too. The one year I didn't really care about the sales was the year I should have cared. The bag (exact brand, model, colour and size) that was on my to buy list was on sale with around 55% off. GUTTED. It hurts even to this very day.

And now, throughout January, I've just been shopping, shopping, shopping. Why did I spend so much? Why is PayPal so convenient? I need to stop browsing the sales and not read the shops' email newsletters. They are a killer.

Now let's see what goodies I had purchased and kept.


Ann Summers




Bonus! I'm breaking the rules a little bit here. This wasn't in the sale. Thank you Free People for these perfect wedges!

How was your January sale spree?

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

The Backpack is Back



I had never thought I would join the backpack wagon until I had become lazy with my style these days. I only currently own one backpack and it's from Zara. No surprise there! I had purchased this last year and it had been with me throughout my Toronto trip and even till now. I have noticed at times, it seems to unlock by itself whilst I'm out and about, leaving me paranoid and constantly checking, or the lock is stuck and it's hard to open. The straps are detachable and could turn the bag into a shoulder bag which had proven to be VERY useful.

It had made me realise how efficient backpacks are and doesn't ache my shoulders. Oh and it also helps ease my symmetry OCD. I need a new suitable one so I could take it to the gym with me. All of this backpack talk makes me miss my Adidas one I had whilst in secondary school. Ah man, I could fit so much stuff in there and still have a lot of room. Definitely like Mary Poppins. Let me just reminisce for a second there.

I'm currently browsing around and am currently lusting over these babies:

1. Accessorize; 2. Longchamp; 3. ASOS;
4. Zara; 5. Zara; 6. Rag & Bone;
7. Ted Baker; 8. M2Malletier; 9. Mulberry;
Are you happy the backpack is back in trend?

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Illamasqua Glamore Lipstick in Minx



I love love love this lipstick. It's my first Illamasqua product and has been a staple for my winter look. Minx is one of the darker nudes in the Glamour nude collection. It warms up my complexion especially when it's winter dull. I've tried many nude lipsticks and the majority of them had washed me out and or accentuated the dry lips. The pigmentation is exceptional. One smooth swipe is all it needs without the need to build up the intensity.

The texture is creamy and moisturising leaving a slight shine at first but then will quickly wear off to a satin finish. After eating and drinking, there is colour still left on the lips, looking like a stain without a chalky look. It's hands down one of the best lipsticks I've tried as I've only felt the need to top up once whenever I had fancied. I've worn this without a lip balm and chapped lips and due to it's texture, the dry lips becomes unnoticeable. It's comfortable and feels like I'm not wearing any lipsticks.

This is definitely an all year rounder and I will wear it in the upcoming Spring and Summer months. For £19.50, it's worth it. I'll need to check out the other lipsticks and products Illamasqua has in store for me. If you're looking for a different nude lipstick, this would be the one, complimenting all skin tones.

Have you tried any Illamasqua lipsticks?