Today I'm going to be reviewing Makeup Forever's Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick in 32!
I was gifted this from one of my Youtube friends, Shirley Wu! Check out her channel!
I was talking to Shirley a long time ago when we were doing a makeup swap, and she asked me if I've ever tried Makeup Forever before. I never have because you can't get the products in Australia, so when she went to IMATS LA a few years ago she picked some stuff up for me!
One of the Makeup Forever items she got me was the Rouge Artist Intense lipstick
I really like the packaging, really simple and sleek.
As you can see on the swatch, it's really pigmented
See how matte it is?
Overally I was really impressed with this lipstick! I've tried matte lipsticks before and I never liked them but this one I did. It's not drying at all compared to the other matte lipsticks.
- Very matte and not drying at all!
- Very pigmented
- Has that weird lipstick odour. Not sure if you guys know what I'm on about, but I find that Western lipsticks have this weird lipstick smell.
- Expensive and hard to get if you are not in the US
- Because it is a matte lipstick, if your lips aren't moisturized enough then it will be a bit hard to apply
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Quick and Healthy Back to School Lunches!
Stuck on what to bring to school? Here are 5 very quick and easy lunches that you can make that taste amazing! They take less than 10 minutes to make and are also healthy!
I usually buy my lunches outside, but it is so expensive and most likely not very healthy! Lately I've been trying to save up money so this is a great way to save a lot and also to eat healthier!
Watch the video here:
Sunday, August 9, 2015
It's almost back to school time for those starting school again after the summer holidays, so I decided to do a Back to School lookbook to give you guys ideas!
Usually I dress fully decked out in Liz Lisa, but lately my style has changed a bit. I still love the cute Japanese fashion but I have been mixing it up with other things such as jeans! I think this mix is perfect for school!
If you guys haven't seen the video yet, here it is:
Pants: Valley Girl
Absolutely LOVE this outfit! The blouse and cardigan I got recently on Taobao. They are replicas from the Sailor Moon TRALALA collaboration! I paired it with a pair of black jeans which go really well together! The full Sailor Moon outfit is really cute but maybe a bit too cute to wear out to school haha.
If you guys haven't seen my Taobao Haul yet, here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PqHgjZm4_I
This is more of a "mature" outfit. I love the top I got from Chicabooti, it goes well with so many outfits! I'm in love with jeggings lately since they are so comfortable!
Blazer: Forever New
Jeggings: Cotton On
I also got this one piece outfit from my latest Taobao Haul. I wish that they weren't attached, I might just try to deattach them later haha. I absolutely LOVE the top, but not too fond of the skirt!
One Piece: Taobao
Very casual outfit! I would wear these on lazy days
Shorts: Wholesale Dress
Now we are back to the cute Japanese fashion! I LOVE this top from Liz Lisa. It has musical notes on it, when I saw it the first time I knew I had to have it.
Blouse: Liz Lisa
Last outfit! I actually really like this one! I love the Liz Lisa top, it goes well with so many things! I decided to pair them with a pair of jeans from Regalect Japan, and a jacket from Liz Lisa!
Blouse: Liz Lisa
Jacket: Liz Lisa
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Today I'm going to be reviewing another one of my favourite mascaras ever! This one is the Fairy Drops Platinum Mascara (Waterproof Type). These came in 2 different types, Waterproof and Film type. I personally like the Film type better because I feel that it lenghtens better than the waterproof type, however this one is still really good! The problem is.. I have no idea where to buy Fairy Drops anymore in Japan :( I used to buy them in PLAZA but they stopped selling Fairy Drops. Went to the website and tried different stores that said they sold Fairy Drops at... but no where to be found :( I asked one of the staff at a Donkihote if they knew why they stopped selling and she said she didn't even realize. If anyone knows where I can buy Fairy Drops mascaras please let me know because I really want to get some more T_T
Anyway the packaging is really nice
And the wand is curved which makes it easier to apply
Left eye: No mascara, Right eye: mascara
Both eyes with mascara
Makes quite a difference!
I love this mascara because it lenghtens well and also adds volume. I find it hard to find mascaras that will lengthen my short lashes so I find Asian mascaras work the best for me. It just sucks how I can't find these anywhere anymore! It is definitely one of my all time favourite mascaras!
- Lengthens well and gives good volume
- Easy to remove
- SO hard to find!
- Expensive in Japan (close to $20) but I got this one in Hong Kong for around $11
- Dries out quite quickly
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
A few weeks ago I uploaded my Japanese Makeup Haul video on my channel! Usually when I go to Japan I spend SO much money on makeup! I find that Japanese makeup is really cheap but also really good quality. Here are the items that I bought when I was in Japan! Some of the best Japanese makeup items!
If you guys haven't seen the video yet, it is at the bottom of this blog post, but for now I am going to blog about the items I bought!
I bought the eyeliner last year in Japan but this year it was released with a lid! It's SOO cute that I had to get it! I reviewed the eyeliner last year and I really did like it, but I found that it did dry up much quicker than my other eyeliners :(
You can get the eyeliner here: http://amzn.to/1HoPLrG
I decided to buy a bunch of makeup from the 100 yen store! I've never tried it before so I decided to buy a whole bunch so I can film a 100yen makeup challenge! hehe.
Get the eyeliner here: http://amzn.to/1HoPSU5
Get the eyeliner here: http://amzn.to/1HoPRzy
Get the mascara here: http://amzn.to/1HoPUv7
I absolutely loved the Herione Make Long & Curl Mascara so I decided to try the volume version! Unfortunately I didn't like the volume one as much, the long and curl one is so much better!
Get the mascara here: http://amzn.to/1AqBRrC
They also came out with a super waterproof version so I was interested to try it out. To be honest I don't really recommend this because it's even harder to remove and the volume one isn't great :(
Get the mascara here: http://amzn.to/1St08n0
These are my favourite lashes! I can wear them all day, they are super comfortable and look really natural as well!
Get the lashes here: http://amzn.to/1HoQ7yg
I love demi lashes since they look a lot more natural! They are also super easy to apply and it's quite cheap since they last a very long time!
Get the lashes here: http://amzn.to/1HoQyZG
I got these because I wanted to do more of a gyaru makeup look. I don't really use bottom lashes much because I find they make me look just a bit creepy! But these ones are more natural!
Get the lashes here: http://amzn.to/1HBigb4
I got this in Japan but it's a Greek brand. I absolutely LOVE this! You can use it as a blush as well as a lipbalm, super moisturizing and love the pigmentation!
Get the lip balm here: http://amzn.to/1HoQzN8
I LOVE this colour, the lipstick is also super moisturizing!
Get the lipstick here: http://amzn.to/1AqCyBj
I got this eyeliner at the airport! I wasn't planning on buying Jill Stuart makeup but I had a lot of time at the airport so I decided to go check it out. I tried out this gel eyeliner and I LOVED how creamy it was so I just had to get it!
Get the eyeliner here: http://goo.gl/bl1T0w
Isn't this the most GORGEOUS lipgloss packaging ever?!? I LOVE it so much and the quality is awesome!!
Get the lipgloss here: http://goo.gl/f7I3t5
I really wanted to get rid of my blackheads so I decided to try out the Biore nose strips! Haven't actually tried them out yet though so hope they are good!
Get them here: http://amzn.to/1HoQR6G
For those who haven't seen the video yet:
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Today I'm going to be reviewing the Jill Stuart Lasting Gel Eyeliner in 03 Cosmic Navy. I don't really use gel eyeliners, I prefer liquid but I find that gel eyeliners work best if you want to do smokey eye looks.
I got this in Cosmic Navy because I already have a black eyeliner (MAC Fluidline Blacktrack). I wanted something different and the colour looks really nice!
I recommend you applying with a thin eyeliner brush. I have the Jill Stuart eyeliner brush but I find that it doesn't work well at all. I prefer using the MAC angled eyeliner brush since it gives you very precise lines.
- Eyeliner is very creamy and glides on very easily
- Very pigmented, colour comes on really well
- A bit expensive and hard to get your hands on
- Smudges a bit easily but if you want to go for a smokey eye look it is easy to smudge it out
Thursday, May 28, 2015
It's been so long since I last blogged. I kind of stopped blogging because life just got really busy and I just wanted to focus more on Youtube. However I have sooo much to blog about since I just came back from Korea/Japan so hopefully there will be more regular blog posts from now on!
I left Perth airport. I pretty much packed empty, I planned to buy everything in Korea and Japan
My ride to Seoul
I had to make a quick stopover in Singapore Changi airport
Was hungry so I decided to get something quick to eat. Didn't have much time so I bought some quick takeaway.
I arrived in Korea~
I took the bus to my hotel... however I missed my bus stop because the other tourists were being so loud on the bus. I had all my luggage with me so I decided to just take a taxi to the hotel since it was somewhere close by. So yes, the ride was 5 minutes... I saw on the meter it was 4300won which is approximately $5. I gave the driver 5000won and was going to tip him as well, but then he turned off the meter and told me it was 43000won. I was so confused since I only exchanged around $100 (I was planning on using my card in Korea). When the taxi driver realized I was thinking why it was so expensive, he zoomed off with my money. Real crappy start to my trip. I was so angry because I didn't really know the conversion of Korean won (first time in Korea, and I didn't have time to read up about it before my trip cos a lot of things happened). I should've taken a photo of the taxi... but oh well, I heard it has happened to a lot of people so beware of taxi scams in Korea.
Anyway, I got to the hotel in the end in one piece, and then settled down a bit before heading out. The first day was to do some sightseeing so first stop was Changdeokgung (창덕궁).
To enter it was like $3? There wasn't really much to do in there, it's huge and you can just walk around and enjoy the nice sights
Taking photos around the castle~
It was spring so there were lots of pretty flowers ~
Taking a quick break~
After that we went to have lunch at Bukchon Village ~ Had udon noodles in a spicy soup~ was really good!!
Bukchon village is lovely. It's quite small but it has old traditional Korean style buildings there
Random picture in front of a highschool haha
Love this view
For dinner I met up with one of my friends Bronwyn!
She also has a Youtube channel so be sure to check it out!
She also bought her friend along, Eunice from WishtrendTV! They also have a channel:
It was SO nice to meet them both, they were so lovely and it was great to chat over good food!
Why is there a gorilla climbing up here?
After dinner Eunice unfortunately had to leave, but Bronwyn took us out to shop! I didn't take any photos while shopping but I did vlog it so if you guys are interested, watch my Korean vlog video!!
That's all for now~ Hope you guys enjoyed it and look forward to more blogs!