26 November, 2011

I'm boycotting Inglot at Highpoint


I want to say first that I am a HUGE fan of Inglot products and own a fair bit. So I have nothing against the makeup itself. I have been boycotting the Inglot store at Highpoint Shopping Centre for almost a year now because of a very bad experience I had which I thought I'd share.

So about a year ago, my sister, who isn't as makeup obsessed as me (lol), went to Inglot and bought a bunch of face products. When I finished work that day, I met up with her to continue shopping. She showed me the Inglot products she bought. One of the products she bought was a loose face powder, from looking at it, in my opinion, it looked wayyy too pink toned for her (for convenience sake, let's refer to this shade as "Shade A"). I asked her if the makeup artist had tried it on her and she told me that the makeup artist didn't try any of the products on her face at all, which surprised me. We decided to go back to Inglot so that I could try the loose face powders on her to see if that was the right shade.

So looking at the powders, there was another shade that was a much better tone for her (let's call that "Shade B"). I tried it on her face and it blended seemlessly. As I was doing that, a makeup artist (different to the one that served my sister earlier), walked passed and said, "that colour is definitely the right one for her." So with my opinion and a professional makeup artist agreeing, I had no doubt that this was the right shade. So I approached that makeup artist who was at the counter and asked if we could exchange Shade A for Shade B. She looked at us and in an annoyed voice said "why?" I told her that it was because I felt Shade B matched better, and reminded her that she also thought so as well from her comment earlier. She bluntly replied that Shade A was fine. At this point I paused and my sister and I looked at each other not really knowing what else to say. The makeup artist got even more annoyed seeing that we were not satisfied with her answer and so let out a huge sigh, threw the pen she was holding down on the counter and said, "Come here" and walked to the loose powders. She swatched the two shades on her hand and said, "See, they're practically the same." I started to explain to her that although the shades were similar, I felt that Shade B suited my sister better since it had more yellow tones. Whilst I was explaining, she rolled her eyes and sighed. She then looked at my sister and asked in the most condescending and arrogant tone, "Do you even know what this powder is for?" My sister replied that you apply it over your foundation to set it. The makeup artist got even more irritated and then ordered my sister to come closer. She then grabbed my sister's chin and roughly dusted one side of her face with Shade A and the other with Shade B. Then exclaimed, "See, they're the same, you can't even tell the difference, it doesn't matter what shade you use." Then she walked away. I couldn't believe what I was hearing, putting her rude attitude aside, a makeup artist telling me that it didn't matter what shade we used?? Why on earth is there such a large range of shades if "you can't tell the difference anyway"?! Yes I agree that the appearance of various shades of loose powders on the skin is similar since it doesn't really offer much coverage, but I would expect a makeup artist to understand the importance of finding the best match for your skin with face products and also that the difference in shades and undertones really matters.

My sister and I still felt that we should exchange for Shade B. And given that makeup artist had even said herself earlier that Shade B was the right shade, we decided to go ahead and ask for the exchange. As we approached the counter, the makeup artist was standing there bitching about us with another makeup artist! She wasn't whispering or anything, it was loud and clear. She was saying things like "those stupid girls," "they don't know anything," etc. Even when we were standing right there in front of her at the counter, she kept bitching with the other makeup artist and going on about how the shades look the same. She eventually stopped, turned to us and bluntly said, "What do you want?" We told her we wanted to exchange the powder and she responded "Fine." She went and grabbed the other shade and processed the exchange without saying a thing.

So that is the reason why I have been boycotting the Highpoint Inglot store. I was absolutely appalled by this service. I work part time in retail myself and I know the importance every word or action I say or do as it reflects on the brand. Customers are what make and break retail businesses. I'm not usually one to complain about customer service in any store because I know how tough the job can be, but that makeup artist's behaviour was just so far beyond any bad customer service I have experienced, not only was she blatantly rude, but she also continued to complain about us right in front of our faces. I'm not saying I'm the perfect sales assistant who's chirpy and friendly 24/7. But even on my worst days, I would never belittle a customer or give them attitude.

Like I said earlier, I really enjoy Inglot products and absolutely love their eyeshadows. The Highpoint store is the closest to me. The other stores are much further away and inconvenient to get to and so I haven't been able to buy anything from them for a while. It is a shame that one Inglot makeup artist can taint my image of the brand.

Have you ever experienced anything like this?

Nars Blush - Desire - a review...

The newest addition to my little Nars blush collection and I LOVE it!! I had been wanting this for ages and my cousin bought it for me =D.


Desire is a matte, really bright pink. It is a bit more on the cooler/blue toned side which I was really concerned about initially since I have very warm toned skin with very strong yellow tones. So I thought it would clash and just look terrible on me. But it's not like that at all. It appears a bit warmer on my skin, a beautiful pink that isn't as intense as in the pan, it brightens up my face and just makes me look more alive and youthful. I'm roughly a NC35-37 for reference. I would think this shade would be flattering every skin tone.

It is amazingly pigmented like most Nars blushes so it should last you forever. You only need to lightly dab your brush in a few times for each use. Also, it is very buildable.

Have a good weekend!

20 November, 2011

Uni 2011...over!

I finished my last exam for the year on Monday! Woo! I feel like my holidays are so jam packed. Time just seems to fly by even when I'm just lounging around on the couch for the whole day. I definitely need to get on top of things and not let these holidays runaway from me.

My boyfriend got me these baby cupakes when I finished exams. He's a sweetheart =)


Well that's my little update.

Hope you're enjoying your weekend.

07 November, 2011

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick - Coral Berry - Review & Swatches

As far as I know, Coral Berry is one of the newer shades within the Revlon Super Lustrous range. I had been pondering over whether I should buy it. My best friend went out and bought it for me (thank you!).


This is actually my first ever lipstick from their classic, permanent Super Lustrous line. Funnily, I have been a Revlon lipstick fan for ages and have bought lipsticks from their Matte line, Colorburst line and even their Renewist and Beyond Natural lines which were discontinued ages ago, but never bought one from their Super Lustrous line.

Anyway, Coral Berry is a really pretty pinky coral. I was concerned that it would turn out too orange which wasn't what I was looking for. I hoped it would have some pink tones to it which it does. I like to apply it quite lightly (pictured below) and that way the pink tones to it are more obvious. It's not a full coverage lipstick, it has a medium level of pigmentation. The more you build it up, the more coral and full coverage it appears. There is a tiny bit of really really fine subtle gold shimmer. I didn't even realise there was any shimmer until I held the lipstick in the light. On, it's barely noticeable at all.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Coral Berry

A great colour to try as the weather is heating up for summer =)

Mini Update

I have been so tired and busy over the past month or so. I am in the middle exams at the moment, only one more to go until freedom (well at least until next semester starts lol). I've also been kind of getting a start on my career ("career" - such a scary word isn't it? when you start looking at your career you know you're growing up lol). Anyway so I've been attending programs and things like that. I'm behind in a lot of posts as always. I've done a fair bit of shopping lately so I want to share my purchases. As you guys would have noticed, usually I take pictures of the clothes on me so you can get a better idea of what the pieces look like, but I'm finding it a bit time consuming so I might just take pictures of them on the hanger. Tell me your opinion if you have one about that.

Anyway, have a great week!

24 October, 2011

My Mecca Maxima Makeover!!

Hey guys!! This is going to be a MASSIVE post, so brace yourselves!

I had this AWESOME experience 2 weeks ago.
Mecca Maxima in Melbourne Central is holding a series of free events on a number of dates where basically you can rock up and learn some tips and tricks and receive some free samples.

So the day I went, they had the "Show Stoppers" event where you would get a mini session with a makeup artist who'd show you some tips and ideas when getting ready for a party. I thought I may as well just drop by after uni and see what I learn. A makeup artist named Amy took care of me, she was SO sweet, helpful and honest. Not only did she give me some tips but she gave me a full face makeover!! Everything from skincare to makeup. I was SO excited because I have never gotten my makeup professionally done and I was able to pick the brain of a really experienced makeup artist. She did a really god job with my makeup, the way she did things was different to how I usually do my makeup which was great as a learnt new ideas and some things that I thought I wouldn't be able to pull off actually worked and looked good.

I thought I'd share some photos of the makeover. Excuse the average hair and all that, I rocked up to Mecca after uni and it was a pretty warm day, so by the time I got home to take the photos, my face was getting oily and hair getting messy. I tried to capature the makeup as best I can in the photos, but it was a bit difficult. I will also go through all the products Amy used, how she used them and if I like them.





After removing my makeup, she gave me a skin peel using Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare - Alpha Beta Daily Skin Peel. I was really nervous because I had never gotten a skin peel before and frankly "skin peel" sounds scary lol. But I had nothing to worry about at all. There are 2 steps to this product. You wipe the first cotton pad, which is already soaked in a solution, all over your face. So this is basically the chemical exfoliator. Then you go in with the second step, do the same thing but this time the cotton pad is soaked in a neutralising solution which stops the first solution from working and lets your skin go back to normal. I LOVE THIS STUFF! It made my skin feel so soft and smooth and it looked so radiant. Flakeyness was removed and some pores were cleared. It is absolutely amazing. Makeup looked so much better on my skin after using this. However the product is rather pricey, $130 for 30 uses, which includes both steps. But I did manage to find it on Strawberrynet for about $77. I have never forked that much for skincare...but I may have to in the future because I can't stop thinking about this product lol.

Next Amy moisturised my skin using
Murad - Skin Perfecting Lotion ($50). She told me it was a moisturiser but also had some treatment qualities. It would help balance out my skin since I have very oily skin and also improve the texture and general look of my skin. This lotion is actually quite thick which I was concerned about due to my oily skin. It feels a bit much when you first put it on, but if you let it settle a little, it feels light and really moisturising and my skin felt healthy. I ended up purchasing this (that is the most I have ever spent on skincare), I've been using it more as a night treatment as opposed to a daily moisturiser. Still love the light but super moisturising feeling. As for the treatment side, I haven't noticed any changes to my skin but I haven't been using it that long. So at this stage, I like the product but I'm not to sure that it's worth the $50. 


Amy decided that her aim was to focus on my skin and make it look amazing since it seemed to be my primary concern. So after prepping it with those awesome skin care products, she spent a lot of time working on face makeup.

Primer : Smashbox - Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light
I already owned this product. Still love it, makes your skin looks smoother and keeps your foundation matte and fresh for longer. But she used much more product than what I would usually use. She stressed the importance of using enough since it's the barrier protecting your skin. 

Highlighter : Nars - Multiple - Luxor
She applied this on my cheek bones and up to my temples before applying foundation which I thought was interesting. I had heard of people doing this, but I always thought what's the point since your foundation is just going to cover it all up. To my surprise the glow came through, it was a nice and subtle inner glow. You can see it in the close-up picture.

: Nars - Sheer Glow Foundation - Punjab
I was definately apprehensive about her using this foundation. I knew that many people love this foundation. But if there is anything I avoid when buying liquid foundation is "glow." Glowy/dewy foundations just get oily too quickly on me. I was very impressed at the way the foundation could be built up. She showed me how it looked with s sheer application and then she built it up. The general appearance of the foundation was also very natural, it looked like real skin. Definitely purchasing this in the future. 

Concealer : Nars - Conealer - Ginger
A full coverage concealer in stick form. Not really much to say about it lol She used it just like any other concealer and I thought it did a good job covering these 2 HUMUNGOUS zits I had on my face. 

Setting Powder : I don't remember

Bronzer : Stila - Sun Shade SPF 15 - Shade 2
I don't use bronzer much. When I do, I've been using more cool/neutral toned bronzers for contouring and I don't usually use it for all over. This product is more bronzey...kinda more orangey toned...but NOT in a horrible fake way. It added a nice glowy and alive look. She dusted it all over my face. I think she may have added a bit too much for my liking. I will definitely look into getting a bronzer with more of this tone.

Blush : Nars - Blush - Desire
I requested to use this blush since it's on my wishlist and I just wanted to confirm whether I wanted it or not lol. Still love it, still REALLY want it. She did a really light dusting to show me its versatility. She also pointed out that another makeup artist was wearing it, she had a totally different complexion to me and it looked totally different on her but still amazing. 


I was pretty happy with the eye makeup. Many makeup artists tend to struggle on Asian eyes or just make us look all kinds of weird lol. Amy did a great job. Unfortunately I had a hard time capturing it in the photos.

Primer : Too Faced - Shadow Insurance
A classic product. I already owned this. Makes your shadow appear more vibrant and fresh for longer. Reduces creasing. 

Eyeshadows : 
Stila - Baked Eye Shadow Trio - Gold Glow
She used the gold from this trio on the inner half of the lid and the brown on the outter half. Very pigmented and metallicy.   
Nars - Eyeshadow - Fez 
A medium-deep shimmery brown shade with I think a red undertone. She used this to deepen up the outter corner a bit.
Nars - Soft Touch Shadow Pencil - Aigle Noir
This was applied along my bottom lashline and smudged out to look really smokey and sultry. This black pencil actually had some gold in it which was really pretty. When I normally apply eyeshadow under my eyes and smudge it out, I keep it very close to the lash line. I always thought that smudging it too far down would make me look tired. So it surprised me when it didn't lol. I thought it looked really sexy and sultry. Definitely going to experiment with this more myself.

Eyeliner :
Bobbi Brown - Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner - Violet Ink

I loved this! I am pretty conventional when it comes to eyeliners, I pretty much only use black and brown. But this purple looked wow. I'm so annoyed the camera didn't pick it up. She used it along my upper lid and also on my bottom waterline. I used to like applying eyeliner to my waterline. But for some reason stopped. So I hadn't done that in a while. When she applied some of this to my waterline, it brought back memories lol. Again I was surprised that the purple looked SO good! and lining my waterline added drama n definition as well as adding to the sexy sultry eye look.


Stila - Lip Glaze - Amaretto

I'm more of a lipstick girl than a gloss girl. And definitely more into pinks than nudes. Amy decided to go with a nude lip, just to do something that I normally wouldn't do. I actually really liked the look. The lip glaze was pretty pigmented, shimmer free which I like, pretty long lasting and super moisturising. I really liked the colour. It allowed my natural lip colour to peak through a bit which I thought was really nice.


I think that was everything lol. I was really happy with the look. The highlight product for me was the Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare - Alpha Beta Daily Skin Peel, love it, will have to save some money and build the confidence to spend that much money on a skin care product lol. I felt that Amy definitely achieved her goal of making my skin the stand out feature. My skin isn't the best in the world but she made it look and feel the best I've ever seen it. Hope you aren't too bored after reading that massive post.


03 October, 2011

Review: Australis - Ready Set Go Finishing Powder

Over the past year or so, Australis, has been revamping their products and image and they've come out with a bunch of new things, one of which being their Ready Set Go Finishing Powder. It costs $12.95 at Priceline but you can definitely get it for cheaper if you wait for a sale (which is what I always do lol).


The Product

It is a fine white loose powder which goes on translucent. It feels super smooth, kind of...velvet-y? Satin-y? Not sure how to describe it but it feels like primer but on top of your makeup. It helps to mattify your skin and also makes your skin appear smoother. You really only need the tiniest bit even when applying it to your whole face.


How I use it - Why I like it


The main purpose I use this powder is to prevent my mascara from smudging. It doesn't matter what mascara I use, I will get some level of smudging, even if it's waterproof. I like to use my finger to apply it under my eyes and it really helps with my smudging situation. Sometimes I just use regular face powder, but packing that on can look a bit cakey or make your undereye area look dark. So I love it for this purpose.

I also like to dust it over my whole face after applying makeup. Especially when I'm using mineral makeup because I find that I get oilier faster. This helps to keep it matte for longer. But doesn't completely prevent it since I have really oily skin.

When using cream blushes, you can use this to set the blush if you don't want to use a powder blush on top.

Why you may not like it

Despite it being "translucent," I think on darker skin tones it could give off a white-ish tinge to your skin. Also, in photos it can also give a white tinge. As I found out recently, since I like to pack a fair amount under my eyes, that area turns white in flash photography lol. But if you only apply a little bit, like a dusting all over your face, (you don't need much anyway), it looks fine.

I wish the sifter had one of those sliding covers that you can slide over the holes after each use, like the Everyday Minerals products.

Concluding thoughts

Overall, I really enjoy using this product, I use it on a daily basis at least for my undereyes. I don't think I'll be needing to repurchase this any time soon because there is so much product in one container and I use very little each time.

19 September, 2011

NOTD: The Face Shop - GL112

I am in looove with this colour at the moment. I've been searching for a nice rose gold polish for a while. As far as I'm aware, a lot of the commonly suggested rose gold polishes (e.g. Orly - Rage) are not available in Australia.


This polish is in the same colour family but not quite rose gold. It's a metallic, pale-ish, golden shade but has pinkish tones like rose gold. (I don't think the photo is really picking up the pink tones). It's a pretty subtle colour but super shimmery/sparkly and metallic which I love. Foiled polishes have to be my all time favourite. This polish takes 2 coats to be totally opaque. Unfortunately The Face Shop polishes aren't very good quality. They start chipping on the 1st/2nd day of wear, but for $3 you can't ask for too much I guess lol.


Hope you're having a great start to the week!

01 September, 2011

Nars Blush - Amour & Orgasm - review/swatches

Hey guys!

These are the only 2 Nars blushes that I own. I'm am hoping to get Desire next. Anyway, I've had these for quite a while now but never got around to doing a review. But here it is!....finally.

Orgasm was the first blush I bought due to all the hype. I have done a short review on it before (click here if you want to read that). But here's a slightly more in depth review.


This is a peachy pink blush that is loaded with gold shimmer. The shimmer really adds to the peachy tone. If you like a glowy look, you will love this. The shimmer is really fine so you get more of a sheen. I think this is a beautiful blush, however I do have a preference for matte blushes, so I have been reaching for Amour more. I don't find this to be a super pigmented blush, but that is just the nature of it. Due to the large amounts of shimmer, you aren't going to get amazing colour pay off after one swipe. That being said, it's not like you have to scrub away at it either. It it still pigmented, just not super pigmented, you just need to work a little more than you would with Amour for example, since that has no shimmer you just get colour pigments. This blush looks amazing on its own but it also looks good on top of other blushes if you want some added golden glow. Also really good for those days when you look blah...this really makes you look more radiant.


is a bit harder to describe I think. In the pan...it looks like a medium, dull (as opposed to bright) pink. On, it's a medium pink with kind of coral undertones and looks more vibrant than in the pan. However you describe it, it is a beautiful colour. Like I mentioned before, this is a matte blush. It looks so smooth on your skin, doesn't look cakey or powdery or anything like that. It is so pigmented, I like using a stippling brush to apply it so I have more control building it up. I have medium skin, so if you have paler skin definitely be very careful applying it. I absolutely love this blush at the moment. It has been my go-to blush for the past couple of months through winter and has become equal with my beloved Revlon Floral Affair Collection blush in Pinking of You. (That has been a favourite blush of mine for a long time. I am in LOVE with the colour, however its pigmentation and lasting power falls short. Click here if you want to see my review. If you know of a better quality colour dupe for Pinking of you, please let me know!) Overall love this blush. After trying this, I really want to try other Nars matte blushes.

Here are some comparison photos:



That is all for this review. By the way...anyone notice this is my 100th post? =P

04 August, 2011

June/July Clothing & Accessory Spree

With all the end of financial year sales and other midyear sales, I did a fair amount of shopping over the past couple of months. Knowing me, everything I bought was on sale lol.

From Forever New I bought:

Cute little crotchet knit vest. It's kind of a beigey colour. I fell in love with the design on the back.

Peach coloured loose blazer. I'm not crazy about this jacket, I do like it though, it's pretty cute. It's a bit big for me. I mainly bought it because they were having a 'buy 1 get 1 half price' sale that day and I couldn't find anything else that I was in love with.

Grey vintage style blazer. I LOVE this. They released a creamy/pinky version a little while back and it went on sale but I couldn't find my size anywhere! So when they released the grey version I had my fingers crossed that it would eventually go on sale, and it did lol. So as soon as I found it in my size, I snapped it up. It's not very practical in that it's quite thin so not very warm at all. But it's so pretty and feminine.

From Glassons:

Rust coloured merino wool long top/dress. There are little straps on the sleeves to hold them up if you like, or you can let them down. Lately I've been loving rust, browny and burnt orange type colours. The merino wool is so warm and smooth and it's nice and light too. I've been wearing this with leggings and you can add a belt to add a little shape too.

From Bardot:

Black stretchy waist belt. I find it really difficult to find waist belts that fit. So I was really pleased to finally find a black one that did. Good basic to have.

From Myer:

The weather down here has been getting really cold (with the exception of the last few days...what's with that??), so I was in need of a beanie. I found this nice basic cream/beige coloured one for really cheap.

From Sportsgirl:

I'm a sucker for any combination of black and gold. I've been wanting a new handbag just because I felt the one I had been using wasn't big enough especially for winter when you have scarves and all that jazz to carry around. This bag was on sale and on top of that there was a further 30% off!

About a month ago I was taking part in a uni program where I basically followed barristers around and went to court and stuff. So I was in need of some businesswear.

From Oxford:

I bought 2 shirts. One in blue pin stripes and the other in thick purple stripes. I really like the french cuffs, they're a nice fancy touch lol.

From Cotton On and Portmans:

I got the basic black long sleeve top from Cotton On and the pin stripe pencil skirt from Portmans. I had been on the lookout for a pencil skirt for a while. I have massive issues with length because I'm short plus I have a really small waist but a very wide butt lol, so if I find a skirt that gets over my bum and is big enough to fit it, then it'll be far too big for my waist and vice versa. This one was the best fit I could find. It's still big around the waist but it's ok lol. I also picked up the pant version of the skirt. The waist design, colour and pattern is exactly the same. So they are high waisted with wide legs. (I couldn't take a photo because it was in the wash lol)

So that's all the clothing and accessories I purchased over the last 2 months. Hope you enjoyed.

21 July, 2011

L'Oreal Extra-Volume Collagene (Waterproof) Review


A quick announcement that at the moment Priceline has a buy-one-get-one-free sale on L'Oreal eye and lip products.

L'oreal mascaras are very expensive, as far as I know they are the most expensive mascaras in Priceline ranging between $25 and $30. This is the first L'Oreal mascara I have ever tried and unfortunately, overall I was not very impressed. There are some good points about it but the cons farrr overshadow the pros.


  • Thickens and volumises at the roots
  • Very minimal smudging - I may even go as far as saying that it smudges the least out of the mascaras I own.
  • Holds a curl

  • CLUMPS - I can not say enough about the clumping. By clumping, I mean lumps/clumps of mascara on your lashes. It acts like a mascara that you've owned for ages and has dried up in a strange way. The clumping is extremely bad, I wouldn't be able to imagine how bad it would be as the tube gets older. Your lashes don't look nice and smooth but lumpy, then that causes your lashes to stick together.
  • Doesn't lengthen - This mascara has a very hard time coating the ends of your lashes. I'm not too sure why...I'm thinking it's the dry/clumpy formula. You can see this in the before and after pictures.
  • The bristles on the brush are so messy and unevenly spread as you can see on the photo. I find this just makes application more difficult as you have to be more careful to avoid clumping your lashes together and mascara blobs lol.
I won't be repurchasing this mascara again. I hate wasting products...but I don't like working with this mascara...I feel the more I work with it the worse it looks. This may be heading for the rubbish bin...

19 July, 2011

Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture - Combination Skin (facial moisturiser)

NEUTROGENA® Oil-Free Moisture for combination skin is clinically proven to normalise combination skin by moisturising dry areas while controlling shine in oily areas for softer, smoother skin.
Clinically proven oil-absorbing MICROSPONGE® system controls oil and shine in the T-zone, or wherever skin is oily for a natural, matte finish all day. Oil-free formula absorbs quickly and won't clog pores, which can cause breakouts.

  • Allergy tested
  • Fragrance-free
  • Alcohol-free ( contains no drying alcohol)
I've been using this moisturiser as my morning moisturiser for about a year now and I've been liking it. The bottle contains 118ml and costs just under $15 from memory.

The consistency of the moisturiser is a very light white cream. Not runny like a lotion nor as thick as a cream. This is perfect to use prior to applying makeup. It's very light, doesn't feel oily at all, absorbs into the skin very quickly so there's no waiting around when you're in a morning rush and doesn't leave any kind of film on the surface of your skin.

However this is definitely not a very moisturising moisturiser, so if you have dry skin or are looking for a richer moisturiser, this is probably not for you. But for me, I like using a very light moisturiser before applying makeup and as I have very oily skin, I don't need the extra moisture in the morning.

To address the claims of controling shine/oil and keeping you matte all day, for me it doesn't. But like I said I have very oily skin and I've never been able to find any skin care product or makeup product that has been able to combat that completely. I'm not too sure about the 'normalising your skin' part. I haven't noticed much of a change there. I do agree that it doesn't cause break outs or irritations.

I will probably continue to use this moisturiser for a while because I do like it and I haven't had any bad experiences with it but I am always curious to try different moisturisers to see if I can find something bigger and better.

Mini Update

Thought I'd throw this in lol. Like I said in an earlier post I've been on holidays after finishing exams. Sorry I haven't been posting as much as I would like. It's ironic how even when uni's off or whatever I still can't find the time to blog lol. Anyway, results for exams came out early last week and I passed all my units which is AMAZING. So I really want to reward myself by buying something, possibly a bag or coat...or maybe a high end makeup product... Any suggestions?

Well this is my last week of holidays before 2nd semester begins *cries.* Got so many things to do this week argh so I need to make the most of it, starting with getting my ass off this couch =P

30 June, 2011

Red Cherry Lashes Haul

I know my last few posts have been very picture heavy...but here's another one lol.

Lately my best friend and I have been going to a fair few events and special occasions, and of course they go hand in hand with false lashes lol. So we ordered a bunch of Red Cherry lashes off Ebay. This was my first time trying this brand and I'm pretty impressed with the quality and the cheap price.

I ordered 5 pairs: #1, #82, #107, #118 and #510. Some of them were a bit of a miss for me but I'll go through in detail below.

I was annoyed when I received these as you can see from first picture, my pair were faulty as a few of the lashes had been cut short, but luckily it's not very noticeable on. Anyway, I really like this pair. They are very fluttery and full. They are an even length the whole way across, just slightly shorter in the inner corner. They add great volume and length. But they can make your eye look a little heavy due to the evenness of the lashes the whole way across so be wary if you have smaller eyes.

This pair is probably my favourite of the 5, a little ahead of the #82. It's a little more natural looking than the #82 since it's more sparse at the ends as opposed to being full from root to tip. These add plenty of volume since they're really full at the roots, and also make your eyes look more open as the longer/spikey lashes draw a line outwards.

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Let me just preface the next 3 pairs with I'm not a huge fan of them because they are farrr too long for me. I do really like them in terms of their cut and shape. They all look very similar, kind of like super long versions of the #82. I probably won't wear any of them unless I trim them down.

These are the shortest out of #510, #107 and #118. These might work for me...but that would be the absolute maximum length I would go. These would work better if you have larger eyes/longer lashes.

These are a bit longer than the #510.

These are the longest pair I bought. They really are crazy long. I would not be able to pull these off, they would be too disproportionate with my face lol. You can see just how long they are compared to #82 and #82 have very decent length. Note the #118 curls up a lot more too so they are even longer than what they appear in the photo below.


So a bit of a mixed bag, but that's what comes with ordering online. My best friend and I ordered 10 pairs between us and it came to about $2.60 a pair (including shipping), which is fantastic. If you wanted to buy a pair of similar quality here in stores, you would be looking at spending $10-15. I highly recommend #1 and #82.

Hope you're all having a great day.


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