Sunday, December 25, 2011

Milani Baked Blush Review

I bought these two blushes on Cherry Culture. I don't recall for how much but it was during their 15% off sale awhile back.

Product Description: A luxurious powder blush that features a mélange infusion of colors baked on Italian terracotta tiles. Easy to use, sensorial in texture, the nuances of color become extraordinarily luminous. Silky smooth application leaves your face looking healthy and radiant all day.
Corallina & Luminoso
These are baked blushes that were made in Italy. They have a domed top and are housed in really nice gold plastic cases. The blush portion lifts up to reveal a  little brush. I would imagine it would be okay to use for sculpting the face but the bristles are a bit scratchy. I would prefer to use my own brush. There's also a small mirror as well.

L-R: Blended with a brush & then finger swatched ONCE!
Luminoso & Corallina

Luminoso: This is a peach. Its really gorgeous and would look lovely with all NC ladies. It looks kinda satin. It doesnt have much shimmer or none at all. It doesn't look metallic or anything. This is quite the perfect blush especially when one wants to contour the face a bit. This is quite pigmented. The blush itself is quite powdery and there was a lot of product flying when I swiped it lightly with my brush. You can't really tell its there in the photos but it is really lovely. 

Corallina: This is a raspberry and gold melange in the pan. Swatched its a golden raspberry with tiny glitters. I'm not joking. This is a glitter bomb. The colour is quite lovely and this is pigmented too but the fall out has spread all over. When applied, you can buff away the glitter a bit but there will still be some there. However, this would be a lovely flush of colour on the cheeks.

The Milani Baked blushes are really nice and pigmented and I recommend you try them. They are $7.99 USD on the Milani site.
I definitely would recommend Luminoso. Its awesome and would fit into next year's orangey trend.

E.L.F Blush Review


How is everyone today, after yesterday's Christmas festivities?

I'm alright. I'm a bit down actually. I had a good day followed by a terrible night but enough bout that.

I recently just got my latest package and I decided to swatch my ELF blushes for you today.

L-R+T-B: Mellow Mauve, Pink Passion, Tickled Pink & Peachy Keen.

I've had the bottom two for a while now. I don't remember exactly when though.

E.L.F Studio Blush
The soft sheer texture blends into the skin for a silky finish. Designed to be worn alone or layered for more depth. Highlight your complexion with a subtle healthy glow!
Price: $3 USD

L-R : Pink Passion, Mellow Mauve, Tickled Pink & Peachy Keen [Left is blended out a bit, the swatch on the right is swatched twice]

Pink Passion:
Its a very bright pink. The texture is chalky and powdery. However, it is definitely pigmented. I would recommend just a tap of your brush for this blush. The wear for this blush is quite decent. It's matte.

Mellow Mauve:
I wouldn't call it a mauve actually. In the pan, it is a rosey mauve but when I swatched it, it was  a orangey mauve? If that makes any sense. It looks a bit mauvey but leans more to the orange side. This is also quite chalky actually but its a softer chalkiness to Pink passion. This one is on the sheer side and has tiny shimmers.

Tickled Pink:
This one is a corally pink. In the pan, it looks similar to mellow mauve, just a bit peachier. The swatches turn it a bit pinker. This one is a bit powdery but not as bad as the ones before. The wear is horrible though and its sheer. It only lasts about 2-4 hours on me and thats being a bit generous. This is a bit shimmery as well.

Peachy Keen:
I got this one because another blogger had said it was her favourite and I thought I would try it. This is a metallic looking orange/peach. This swatches well but on the face... its quite sheer and doesn't last that long. Its the most pore emphasizing  would say. I wouldn't suggest this for lighter skin tones.

These blushes are definitely not the best. They don't last as long as other blushes. Three out of Four of the ones I had were quite sheer as well so you'll have to build it up. For the price though, they are definitely worth a try. Especially if you're beginning to use blush and can't apply it as well since they are buildable and sheer.
I recommend: Tickled Pink for everyday and Pink Passion if you know how to apply is properly.

These are found at:

Saturday, December 3, 2011

I’m back!
I apologise for the long absence. Life has been hectic and a lot has happened. I did write about my depression which was a factor at first but then life just got busy. I had exams, some family problems and then just writers block, or more like photographers block. I haven’t held a camera in my hands for ages and I got annoyed with my dslr since it didn’t focus properly and I didn’t have sufficient light. Summer/Spring in Melbourne has been a bit of a roller-coaster since we’ve had rain and mainly cloudy days. We’ve finally started to have sunshine again so I’ll hopefully be able to take photos now and practise some more!

I don’t have any reviews or hauls to talk about at the moment but I’m expecting some stuff in the mail soon and I will just do mass reviews during my summer holidays. Some posts to expect:

-MAC eyeshadows
-MAC paintpots
-Other palettes
-The rest of the fyrinnae eyeshadows
-My MSF collection
-My Lipsticks

And I suppose some posts about life and hopefully be able to do all this since I’m working these holidays and it’s a pretty tiring, hardcore job.

Please continue to support me=D

Friday, September 30, 2011

Rinny's 400+ Followers Giveaway

This is an amazing NYX giveaway and I encourage you all to enter ASAP because it ends tonight!

Enter Here

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Valentine Kisses' 500 Follower giveaway!

This an amazing giveway! There are 60 items to be won! Enter HERE NOW!
Ends October 16th.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Makeup Diary's Birthday Giveaway!

Another magnificent giveaway from JC. It's her 23rd birthday on the 25th so she's generously celebrating by giving someone the chance to win $200 worth of items from Sephora *GASP*

Enter HERE

Goodluck :]

Buttons and Bunnies Giveaway - enter NOW!

Its so cute!
Details here
ends 17th September. Good Luck:)

Popblush is having a giveaway!


All info here

Saturday, August 27, 2011

I've learnt how to watermark! + FOTD

There has been quite a lot of image stealing on the webs these days and any blogger should beware! People have been stealing images from beauty bloggers [from what I'm aware of] and posting them on say LUUX and claiming them as their own and gaining from it! it's an evil practice but we can't do anything about it except watermark our images.
I use Adobe Lightroom 3 to edit my images and I've also begun to watermark all my images. I will also do so before I post anything. I also finally got my camera! I've got a Canon 30D which is from 2006 but its still good and it looks so pro! I have to learn how to use it but hopefully my photography journey will be awesome and I will slowly learn how to handle and use my camera.
I got this camera from my dad after swapping from a Nikon to a Canon which my bf said was a bad idea because Nikons are better for sharper images. However, my bf has a canon and now I can ask him for help:)
This is my camera: Canon Eos 30D , Canon EOS 30D

Anyways, on to some photos:)

This was me on Friday. We had to wear yellow to support the Fight Against Cancer. I did a rainbow eye that day because one of my friends really wanted to see it. My inspiration was Xparkage.

What I used:
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Fiji
Physician's Formula Illuminating Powder duo in Natural/Beige
Nars Blush in Deepthroat
MAC lipstick in Gem of Roses
Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden
Maybelline Eyestudio gel liner in Blackest Black
NYX Jumbo eye Pencil in Milk
78 Shadow Blush Palette

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Please excuse my absence

I've been feeling sick for the past 2 weeks and I've gotten worse. My back problem is also getting worse which makes it difficult for me to sit at the computer.
I'm also depressed atm.

I'm sorry:(

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Just something that needs to be seen;D

I found this whilst browzing on its not a full post or swatches but its all I can do right now. I have so many assignments and tests, its not funny:(
Btw, I LOVE makeupalley<3

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Nars Cupcake 400 Follower Giveaway

Okay... This is really amazing... Nars Cupcake now has 400 followers. You read that correctly. In the same fortnight I posted about her 200 follower giveaway, she has another... for an extra 200 followers!

That is just absolutely amazing! One day, I wish to also hit that milestone. I better start posting moreXD

Anyways, here is the link to her giveaway: Nars Cupcake 400 Follower Giveaway
Its an amazing giveaway so be sure to follow her and enter^^

Monday, August 8, 2011

MOST of My May-July Haul

I just received some of my Haul! I also got bad news today : an little bit better than Average Exam Mark so I'll have to work harder so posting might prove to be difficult but I will get there! I'm sorry I can't post the swatches today but I have a test tomorrow I have to study for:( Here are the haul photos to tide you over! I cant seem to load them in without them being upside down for some reason! So heres the link:

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Fyrinnae Eyeshadows Part 2 + Sleek Storm & original swatches and review

I know the titles says its the review but I've been so busy this weekend and super stressed, I haven't had time to write. I have a test on Tuesday too but I will try my best to update this tomorrow.
I'm super sorry!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Nars Cupcake 200 Follower Giveway!

Some girl is going to be lucky to win all this NYX stuff:)
Enter HERE

Miss Fashion Beauty's 700 Follower Giveaway!

This is an awesome MAC giveaway from Miss Fashion Beauty!
Enter HERE

Pigments and Palettes

Pigments and Palettes - Makeup by Meredith Jessica is having an amazing giveaway! She's currently holding an amazing 200 member giveaway!
Enter Here

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

I can't comment:(

Blogger keeps having malfunctions! The comment button never works for me! it worked once and thats it! It has not worked again which sucks because I do want to leave so many comments!
Has anybody else gotten this problem?

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

OMGSH. Amazing... *jaw-dropping* Mind BLOWING news=D

JC of Makeup has an AMAZING giveaway. You can see how amazed and excited about this giveaway just by the title of the post itself!

Its truly an amazing giveaway and its so very generous! I was mindblown!


I hope I win><"

Monday, August 1, 2011

My new DP

No, I'm not an asian doll as my sister put it. This picture was taken by me with my iphone 4 and my bf turned it black and white except for my lips and eyes. I don't actually look that young in real life!
My skin isn't that smooth or pretty either. But I decided to post a pic of me up as my dp well because, hopefully my makeup skills will sharpen up and I'll be able to post FOTD or EOTD:) So please don't be too shocked when you see those!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

My Haul 25/7-31/7

Today was supposed to be a study day but my mum wanted to go shopping as a family and who could say no to clothing and shoes that aren't coming out of your own wallet? I couldn't.
I went to DFO Moorabin and Myer Westfield Southland.

I bought 3 tops, 2 pairs of shoes, a bag, a jacket and the Marine Life Beauty powder.

My DFO purchases:

This Jacket is from a store called Westco in DFO and it was $25 [50% of $50]. It's above my hips and its quite fitted and has gold buttons with a striped inside. 
I also got a bag from Adidas [my fave sport brand!] that was reduced from $70 to $40. I love the gold print!

My three Review Tops:
This is a black silk top from Review that was $160 and I got it for $53.10. It feels quite nice and would lovely paired with a smokey eye, skinny blue jeans and black stilettos!
This is a black satin like top, I have no idea what name the style would be, but it was quite sexy on me! Showed off my curves really well. This would look amazing with red lipstick;) It was $180 and I got it for $35.10.

This is the same style as the one above it except its halter neck and its a virginal white. The yellow lighting of my lamp changed the colour. it was quite a tight fit but Its something I would love to surprise my bf with;) I would also wear it under overall, preferably the ones with shorts or something. It was $170 and I got it for $17. So it was 90% off!

These are a pair of Geox flats I got from a store that specialises in discount shoes. These were originally $160 and then got reduced to $70 but there was a Buy 2, get the second pair 50% off. SO my brother got a new pair of school shoes and I got these. My bf has been telling me I should get ballet shoes because they suit my image and these reminded me of them. They have a cute bow at the top!

My Myers Purchases:

These are a pair of pumps that are supposed to be nude, they are a greyish peachy nude I suppose. They aren't too high so they wont kill my feet and they looked lovely. They were $60 and I got them for $30? They're from Miss Shop.
My Specktra Clearance Bin Purchases:
This is the much loved Marine Life High-Light Powder from the MAC To The Beach collection. Its really beautiful and i was quite lucky to find it. The gold overspray was gone but since I'm planning on using it, not coveting it, that was fine. This is quite sheer and it gives a really light, buildable glow, although i recommend using it lightly otherwise your cheeks go clownish coral! [I made the mistake today, thinking it wasn't enough. Luckily, its super blendable and I was able to lighten it by blending.] I got it from an Aussie Specktrette who lives in the same city. It was $30 and $7 for postage [$7! Shipping in AUS is super expensive, I'm so envious of you American girls!] So it was $37. It was a justifiable purchase before but now that I have it, I'm thinking I could've gotten a much cheaper dupe in the US. However, this is seriously a beautiful product and I'm glad I got it in the end, although I'm going to limit the use so the starfish doesn't fade!

I also got my super late bday gift this week [my bday was a month ago!] From my friends.
I received:
-Nubar Reclaim
-Essie My Private Cabana
-Sleek Storm Palette
-Sleek Original Palette

These items were on the wishlist I gave my friends. I also had a book on it too but they decided not to get it for me:(

Nubar Reclaim & Essie My private cabana

To tell the truth, I dont understand the hype of the Storm palette. I didn't like the matte brown which was gross. The colours are pretty much black when swatched. However, the pigmentation was generally good and I've used the Oriiginal palette more since I've gotten it.

Next week: Look forward to a review of the sleek palettes PLUS the second part of the Fyrinnae e/s reviews and swatches!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

My New clutch

I just got this clutch. I bought it for $10 from a FB seller. I originally got a different one but decided to swap. I still haven't decided if it was a good idea or not. Its black, really long, thick and has silver plating on the side.

UPDATE: I've since returned the clutch for a pair of contact lenses.

My favourite Anime of the moment or AOTM:)

Tell me this isn't one of the cutest anime babies you've ever seen. Seriously.

This is Baby Beel or Kaiser de Emperana Beelzebub IV. He's just the cutest! This is his info according to Wikipedia:
Known as Beelzebub or Baby Beel . He is the youngest son of the Devil King. He is very attached to Oga, always clinging onto Oga's back or sitting on Oga's head. When he becomes agitated (and initially when he saw blood), he'll often throw a tantrum that will spontaneously electrocute anyone within his vicinity. Without Oga, he is physically weaker than even the average human child, but contact with Oga allows him to unleash his demonic powers. After fearing for Oga's safety when he contracted a fever, (as his power would end up killing Oga) he severed the contract and ran away. He then became somewhat attached to Toujou, who resembles Oga (at least in his own mind). Later, when Oga and Toujou start to fight, Beel snaps out of his fever and goes back to Oga. At that point, their mutual trust becomes so great that Beel even erases the Zebub spell to allow Oga to fight Toujou without using demonic powers.

Beelzebub's characteristic cry is "Daabū!" and he is always naked with a pacifier in his mouth. He, like Oga, is shown to anger easily, yet his outbursts are portrayed in a more comical fashion. He, like other demons, is able to sense when a human is particularly strong, and this first leads him to take a liking to Kunieda. Later, when she learns how to use demonic powers, Beel becomes even more attached to her. He has also shown to have some liking to Toujou, who appears to remind him of Oga. When Oga reunites with Miki, Beel showed immediate disgust and possible fear toward the Saint Ishiyama Student. The reason for this has not been stated.
In the demon world, the extent of Beel's true power is finally known when he strikes down a gigantic monster bird in one hit and later defeats a monster larger than a mountain under Oga's direction.
Through the series (so far covering a period of about six months), he shows some development, as expected from an infant, and his ability to interact with other people increases. He and Kunieda's little brother Kouta develop a rivalry, with comic effect.
But anyway, this anime is awesome. It's extremely funny and I recommend it highly to people who don't mind demons, babies, monsters and delinquents.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

My current nail polish stash

In preparation for my [hopefully!] incoming packages, I decided to take photos of the nail polishes I have right now and hope that my collection will grow into something with more variety.
My stash currently has around 60ish colour nail polishes. I have a few top coats and base coats and 1 matte top coat.

 Revlon: Coconut Crush, Sublime strawberry, pale pink with shimmer fraken, Marooned, Midnight Affair, Brazenberry.
Randoms: BYS amethyst, BYS Emerald Metallic, Colorama 25, Rimmel Sky High, L'oreal Crystals, L'oreal Platinum, MCC Real Red, MCC Baby Pink, MCC Stylish Pink, Australis aqua, Essie After Sex
L'oreal La Collection: Crystals, Hologram, Platinum
 China Glaze: Ruby Pumps, Dynasty, Carnival Lights, Dorothy Who?, Luna, Atlantis, Seaspray, Pelican Grey
 Misa: Fatal Affair, Touch the Rainbow, Toxic Seduction, Forbidden Lust, Dirty Sexy Money, A Sin Worth Committing.
 Color Club: Worth the Risque, Wild at Heart, Revvvolution
Ulta3: Lily White, Black satin, Hollywood, Jelly bean, Little Boy Blue, Lagoon, Brandy Wine, English Rose, Poppy, Lollipop lilac, Snazzle.

 OPI: My Private Jet, Bling Dynasty, Jade is the New Black, I'm not really a waitress, Lourve me, Lourve me not, I think in Pink, Purple with a purpose.
 OPI: Silver Shatter, DS Reserve, DS Magic, Mermaid Tears, DS Extravagance, Sparrow me the Drama, Russian Navy Suede.
 LIGHTENDED PHOTGRAPH: Silver Shatter, DS Reserve, DS magic, DS Extravagance, Mermaid's tears, Sparrow me the Drama, Russian Navy Suede, My Private Jet, Bling Dynasty, Jade is the new Black, Purple with a purpose, I'm not really a waitress, Lourve me, Lourve me not, I think in Pink.

Complete OPI:  Silver Shatter, DS Reserve, DS magic, DS Extravagance, Mermaid's tears, Sparrow me the Drama, Russian Navy Suede, My Private Jet, Bling Dynasty, Jade is the new Black, Purple with a purpose, I'm not really a waitress, Lourve me, Lourve me not, I think in Pink.
Zoya: Rica, Robyn<3, Rica, Kieko, Midori

I really love most of my nail polishes. My top 5 would have to be:
  1. Zoya Robyn
  2. OPI DS Reserve
  3. China Glaze Carnival Lights
  4. Color Club Revvvolution
  5. OPI Jade is the new Black
My bottom 5, #1 being the worst.
  1. Misa Fatal Affair
  2. N/A
  3. N/A
  4. N/A
  5. N/A
There's only 1 because the others just have thickness problems that can be solved with a thinner but Fatal Affair is my least favourite because it was a disappointment. The colour turned out like nothing I wanted. It turned out to be a blackened creme whereas the bottle colour is a purple base with blue shimmer.

My Favourite brand: OPI
My favourite finish: I can't decide between Shimmer and Creme. My favourite finish is actually Glitter but due to difficult removal, it has gone down my list.
My Favourite colour/s: Reds, Greens, Blues and Pinks.
My favourite collection: OPI Designer Series [I need more of these!]

DUPES: I only have 2 I think, OPI I think in Pink & Sparrow me the Drama. I didn't really mean to buy dupes, it just happened. The Ebay seller sent me I think in Pink instead of Sparrow me the drama because the colours are identical with a slight difference. He kindly let me keep the polish and resent me the Sparrow me the Drama.

AUSTRALIA ONLY BRANDS: Australis, BYS [ I think] & Ulta3.
These brands are only available in Australia to my knowledge.
Ulta3 would be the equivalent of Wet N Wild to Americans I think, except its more expensive. They cost me $2.50 AUD a bottle. BYS is $4-$5 each bottle and I plan on getting more of these, especially the Alice ones. Australis has both make up and nail polish although I've never tried their makeup.

I haven't worn all my polishes simply because I can't wear nail polish too often due to school rules.  I'm a Nail Polish fanatic. I wish I had more but due to me living in Australia, buying affordable nail polishes is difficult.