Friday, 31 October 2014

REVIEW: NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipsticks

It is no secret that I have been a huge fan of NYX products. They are always affordable and the quality is amazing. So it should be no surprise that I was quick to pick up a couple of lipsticks when London Drug recently had a sale on selected NYX products. The word 'sale' is like gravity to me, I cannot escape it.

With autumn fully here (hello rain and wind...), I am embracing lipstick shades that goes with the season; dark, vampy and moody like the Canadian weather.

Before continuing with the review, I must give a special thank you shoutout to the beautiful Helen from the blog The Lovecats Inc. If you want to get major clothes, shoes, makeup and baking envy then hop over and check her blog out. Beautifully written with gorgeous photography, it's definitely one of my favourite blog to visit. Thanks to her I got the idea to do my swatches on white background, tissue/paper. Bye bye to contorting my right arm trying to get the best picture of my swatches on my left arm and adios! to shaky, blurry photos (hopefully!).

I wasn't sure what to expect from these lipsticks. Well, to be honest every time I purchase a new lipstick, my main concerns are pigmentation, longevity and hydration. Much to my relieve, all my worries were for nothing. These babies are creamy, extremely pigmented and just downright gorgeous. Application was smooth and the colour payout was superb, one swipe is all I need and the colour lasted nearly all day. It  also survived me eating crisps and lunch so two thumbs up to that.

I had no problem wearing this lipsticks without first applying a lip balm, my lips stayed hydrated throughout wear time. I didn't feel any tightness nor did my lips felt dry at the end of the day after removing.

What I also love about these gems is the fact neither one of it bleed. Despite being creamy, it didn't feather one bit...unlike others. Yes, I'm giving you the dirty looks, Rimmel Apocalips. I can get away without applying a lip liner beforehand and skipping this one step is something that I appreciate. I'm lazy, I know...

In short, NYX Extra Creamy Round lipsticks are just brilliant and kudos! NYX for another great range. And this mama is planning to pick up more...soon. ;-)

Have a brilliant weekend, luvs and Happy Halloween! Will you be dressing up tonight and if you are, what are you dressing up as?

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

REVIEW: Le Volume De Chanel Mascara

Let me clarify, I did not go all foofoo on anyone's arse and decided that drugstore mascaras are just not good enough for me anymore. I'm a drugstore girlie, always has been and always will be but every now and then, I struck gold and managed to get my hands on a high end sample. This was one of those rare incidents.

A couple of months ago, I purchased a Chanel eyeshadow palette for a dear friend as an early birthday present. The sale assistant whom attended to me was a sweetheart. He provided me samples of Chanel foundations and this mascara. I have been using this mascara for the past couple of weeks so here's my thought on it.

Monday, 27 October 2014

My Version of Butter Chicken (Simplified)

I hate to admit this but I had a minor breakdown while walking up and down the aisle doing groceries shopping last week. I wanted to cook spicy food but couldn't find the spices for it, couldn't find fresh chilli and all of a sudden it hit me...I want my curry noodles, I want my all time favourite prawn noodles, I want proper Malaysian food and I couldn't make it myself because I couldn't find the ingredients. So what did I do? I broke down and cry in the middle of the grocery store. Thinking back it's stupid and embarrassing but I couldn't stop the flood gate at that time.

To curb my cravings, I bought bottled ready made butter chicken sauce to cook but somehow after putting down little tyke for his afternoon nap, I decided to go online and research how to make butter chicken from scratch and to my surprise, it is not that hard. Me being me, I read countless recipe and finally came up with my own, surprisingly it is decent and hubby dearest is a huge fan of it.

Please don't be nasty about this recipe, this is NOT an original butter chicken recipe, it is my own simplified version of it. If any of you do give this a try then please let me know if you like it or how you put your own twist to it. Let's cook!

Friday, 24 October 2014

REVIEW: COVO Magnifying Mascara (Jet Black)

In my personal journey in discovering the world of beauty, I have used, tested, swatch a decent number of products. Some I love, some left me undecided and others made me wonder why on earth was it created at the first place. But every now and then, I come across a product that left me bewildered. Yes, I'm talking about the underdogs. The ones that nearly no one mentioned, not even a whimper but actually deserve a massive shout-out from the rooftop.

I present to you my latest obsession, COVO Magnifying Mascara (Jet Black)*. The one mascara that I have been cheating on my previous number one (review here). I'm so naughty, I know.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

REVIEW: Online Women Clothing Store (PICTURE HEAVY)

Recently I was contacted by a few online stores requesting me to write a feature post to promote their store, in return I would be properly compensated for it. The lure of being paid for a post is very tempting, so tempting it was that I actually agreed to one of these offers. Somehow, somewhere, after my brain fart has cleared, I suddenly had the urge to research on all these online stores that had reached out to me. Lo and behold, the reviews on them were scathing or in other words, scammers. I politely backed out on the one which I had agreed on but on the others, I actually replied stating that I do not do paid post but they could send me something from their store and I can do a whole post about the quality, delivery and of course, customer service. The answers I received were expected, short and brief...sorry, they don't work on such terms. Now I don't know about you guys but for me, if you are honest and am proud of your products then you wouldn't mind sending something for review. Or maybe it's really just me... But the one thing for certain, I will never be able to forgive myself if I promote a dodgy site and it led to one of my readers to be scammed.

So imagine my surprise when I was contacted by Jane from asking if I am interested to choose something from their store and they will deliver it to me for free. All they ask in return was a honest review about the site, delivery efficiency, clothing quality and for me to show how I style it. And my first thought was why the hell not? is the only online women's fashion apparel company that offers sizes 0-36W and customization. So just how detail is the customization that they offer? Well, let me show you. The site offers 2 types of customization, you can either choose a generic table (Picture A) or you can be more specific (Picture B).

(Picture A)

Monday, 20 October 2014

The Story of Pinks

Let me start this post with a confession...I hate pink, I hate the colour with a passion and I will be the first to admit that Hello Kitty and me will never be best friends. However, I don't judge anyone who is obsessed with Hello Kitty as we all have our vice and mine was (and I truly mean was!The Bold and the Beautiful. Don't ask, I can't explain myself. I'll go to the corner and hang my head down in shame now...

I think I only ever own one soft pale pink skirt which I have thrown away and not even one pair of pink shoes. There is just something about that colour that annoys me right down to my core but when it comes to makeup, it is a whole new different world.

Pink lipsticks has been a huge favourite for my day time looks. Whether I am wearing a full face makeup or just lipstick alone, I find myself reaching out for pink more than any other colours during the day. And I realized that I usually rotate between the three lipsticks below...

Friday, 17 October 2014

Beauty Products I Cannot Be Without

It is no secret that I adore makeup these days but just not too long ago, actually barely a couple of years ago, makeup is almost a stranger to me. Let's just say I'm a late bloomer. While I do love getting all dolled up, every now and then I would strip everything back to basic. I can live without foundations, eyeshadows and even lipsticks (shocking, I know...) but these babies below are a MUST HAVEs for me.

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