Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Anna Sui Lip Rouge G - Glossy

I have long been in love with Anna Sui cosmetics~
The packaging is SO pretty. It's so elaborate and princess-y (but in a slightly darker sort of way i suppose)
The thing is, Anna sui packaging sometimes seems (to me anyway) on the edge of tacky . But also not at the same time. They pull it off wonderfully...
O_o i'm not really making sense...


There are.. i think 15(?) colours in their 'Lip Rouge G - Glossy' range.
I have two of them..
In 302 and 300:

and with flash:

I'm really not the best photographer, am i? haha ^^;;;

They have the effect of lip glosses (i.e. making your lips really glossy) but aren't sticky like lipglosses often are. And that's really good (for me at least) 'cause i'm always getting my hair in my face.
They are scented.. although.. it's a really really really light sort of flowery smell... you barely notice it.
Since they're glossy but not sticky, it means it doesn't stay put on your lips.. you have to reapply it every so often.. it's not really like normal lipstick that you really expect to stay on for longer i guess...


ugh the skin on my wrist looks so dry lol..

and with flash:

As you can see, they're really sheer..
I have slightly darker coloured lips, so the colour isnt really all that prominent when i wear it by itself.
But they help give my lips a nicer coloured sheen =]
I wear it over matte lipstick sometimes (basically using it as gloss) so that my lips dont look too dry but also aren't overly glossy.

I have to admit i'm not the biggest fan of lip gloss because it's sticky and makes my lips look really fat.
haha~~ i suppose lots of people are always striving for plump lips? And achieving it with lipgloss? But.. i dont know...
me with extra plump lips just looks really odd
ughhh i have a fat lower lip that protrudes little so i look like i have an underbite.
and adding more volume to that...
well yea.. >___<""

here are some photos of the packaging cause it's so awesome:

it's heart shaped~!!

front and back.

I really do like these and would reccomment to people~
 but because they dont really give my lips too much colour, i might try another anna sui lipstick range next time instead of buying these again because although there ARE other colours i assume they're all really sheer.
I think these would definitely suit people with paler lip colours..

buuuuut what do i know~ i'm just a makeup noob, maybe i'm using them wrong?


Friday, September 24, 2010

The Body Shop: Limited Edition cheek & face powder

love love love! SO pretty
I couldn't resist buying it..
It retails for 45NZD...
boooo everything's expensive in New Zealand! >__<""
I got it in 'Chestnut'

(taken first with flash and then no flash - it's actually closer in colour to the picture taken with flash i dont know why normal daytime lighting makes it look so pink )

Is it not gorgeous??

the other shade that i didnt get is called 'Berry' and my friend (who is a blush fanatic) says it's kinda similar to MAC's Petticoat (which i really really wanted but missed out on 'cause i was broke when it came out TT"" )
So obviously, I really really wanted Berry as well... haha ^^;;;
Chestnut suited my skintone more so i went with that. Plus, i dont think i could justify buying both in one day, even to myself.
who knows, i might cave and just buy 'Berry' within a week or two =P


flasn and no flash again
right to left:  big leaves, medium leaves, tiny leaves, base/background and all over
sorry they're kinda blah (i.e. not vey good lol)

And i shall leave with a FOTD (well kinda. but not really. I didnt a 'look' as such. i just wanted to wear this product and take some photos ^^;;;;)

it gives my cheeks a nice pink glow~
and isn't overly shimmery (like i worried it would be)


Monday, September 20, 2010

Herbacin Camomile glycerine handcream

So i'm not reall a fan of hand creams... 'cause i dont like that sticky greasy feeling on my hands and the fact that i can't touch my phone or my ipod of anything after i use hand cream. But yea, my hands are often kinda on the dry side..

BUT, my parents were in Germany earlier this year and my mum brought me back this hand cream.

It's supposedly quite famous and really good quality stuff.
So i thought i could give it a chance.
I actually really liked it.

-It absorbs really quickly so i don't have to worry about having greasy hands....
-It smells really really nice =]
-makes my hands feel softer and just really nice in general..
so i just found myself sitting there putting more and more of it on my hands... ^^;;;;
I also love the cute little tin
they have it in tubes as well..
this is a hand and nail cream:

but i prefer the tin =]
i'm going to be sad when it runs out =(


Sunday, September 19, 2010

jumping on the bandwagon

So this is me jumping on the beauty/makeup blog bandwagon.
I couldn't help myself, it seemed too much fun.
Plus, i think people would bitch if I wrote about makeup on my usual blog.
So, yea.
teehee so excited~
Plus, here i can follow all the beauty blogs that I want and have a reading list that's far too long =D
So i'm a makeup noob.
But hey you gotta start somehwere right?

and so to jump on the bandwagon more
here's a photo of my eye makeup from the other day:

I can't remember what products i used... lol ^^;;;;
But I'll start noting them down from now on...