Saturday 22 February 2014

L'Oreal Colour Riche Extraordinaire Lip Colours

Hi everyone!

I have a (forced) guest post to share today hehe. I was eyeing the L'Oreal Colour Riche Extraordinaire Lip Colours (suchhhhh a long name..I'll just call them liquid lipsticks sorry.) the other day but I couldn't bring myself to purchase so many (I'm a cheapo ok?), so when I heard my friend was buying them I made her give me the images below! haha..

I myself have Purple Prelude which I adore.. I call it a liquid lipstick because although it has a shiny gloss finish and a gloss consistency, it's highly pigmented and rich like a lipstick. 
Coverage is great but the wear time is quite short, lasting only around 2 hours before having the feeling of needing to reapply.
The liquid lipsticks have a light fruity scent which I like..might be a problem for people who don't like scents. They're not sticky, just slightly tacky. It doesn't dry out and leaves the lips still feeling plush. It has a nice consistency.. doesn't bleed into your lip lines but you have to be careful with not glopping it on or else it'll pool slightly around the edges. So remember a little goes a long way (for a short while)!

You think these are windows but they're NOT! They're LIESS :o
Hmm what else.. Oh! The colour on the outside of the packaging.. is ACTUALLY reflective of the colour inside the tube. Although it looks like it has a window to see inside, it is actually not (unlike the YSL Glossy Stains...which I LOVEEEE looking at in stores but I digress..)..
On the top is a coloured label w/ the name and number of the product (good for storage). The tube itself is a reflective gold, it's quite sleek but it's a magnet for smudges and finger prints (boo). The bottom and the side also has a representation of the colour inside, so you can pretty much store it any which way and still know what colour it is!

Are you tired of my ramblings yet? click below for the swatches! haha..

Thursday 13 February 2014

KKCenterHk N.NAIL Ethnic Geometry Stripe Butterfly Soft Stamp

A couple years back when nail stamping first hit the nail scene I was amazed and completely in awe of such an invention. I must admit though, many years later I still have not mastered the art of stamping. It can get pretty frustrating, I can't tell you how many times I've applied my base colour perfectly only to have it ruined by my many attempts to stamp the perfect image.

So I was quite curious when I first heard about soft stamping. What is soft stamping? Essentially it's the opposite of regular stamping. The image is instead formed into the soft stamper. The polish is applied directly onto the stamper and the excess polish around the image is stamped away on a flat surface leaving polish inside the groves of the image ready to be stamped onto your nail.

The soft stamp I received, N.NAIL Ethnic Geometry Stripe Butterfly Soft Stamping is 5.5cm diameter and priced at $7.79USD. The soft stamp can be removed from its shell. There are four images on this particular plate.

Image Source: KKCenterHk

Image Source:KKCenterHk

KKCenterHk has this great tutorial video:

Click to see how I fared with soft stamping...

Monday 10 February 2014

Fancy Box: January Kelly Box

Happy (belated) Lunar New Year my readers!!! <3

Today I have a great monthly subscription box to share with your courtesy of Fancy!
Now, I am pretty used to the beauty type of subscription boxes where each month a company sends a bunch of beauty deluxe samples to my door. This is pretty much the same but it's not limited to beauty items!
I was really interested in trying out a Fancy Box subscription because I already have so much cosmetics and polishes piling up in my room but I miss the feeling of coming home to presents in my mailbox. This was a great change and I have to say I was pretty happy with what I received, colour me happy :).

Just a little info:
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Fancy box is a monthly subscription box priced at $39USD + s/h (they ship WORLDWIDE).
Shipping to Canada is $17, while to the USA was shown as $7.95. If you would like to know the shipping rates for your country, simply sign in and make a mock order, the prices will be shown at the checkout. This service is shipped via FedEx.
They have quite a few types of Fancy boxes to choose from. They have their original box full of goodies or food and then there are a few celebrity curated boxes (options shown below)...

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 ps. from my "amazing" sleuthing I also found out they will soon be having a Fancy box curated by Isaac Mizrahi (fashion designer)!!
At this time, they also have their Limited Edition Valentine's box (top left corner; $80 USD) which you can buy for someone, the items are already known, if you want to know more about this particular box, click here. There is one geared towards women and one towards men.

Fancy Box is supposed to include over $80USD worth of items, depending which type of box you choose, they are either food, living and home, technology, or just fun stuff etc. handpicked by a celebrity or the Fancy team.
Originally I wanted to try out Coco's or Tyler's but I got the Kelly, it ended up being a box I liked so yay! My reasoning was because Coco would be more beauty/fashion oriented so it won't be TOO much out of my comfort zone and Tyler because I was excited for all the fun kitchen tools to play with!
p.s. Bonus points to Fancy for collaborating with VERBAL. I LOVE HIM!!!!!!!! <3

The best part of this was I received this box TWO days after the order was put in. Now I am not sure if this is the norm for Fancy but I was pretty amazed by that. ps. double points for the box being purple! haha

Okay, enough rambling... let's look at the goods.