Friday, December 12, 2014

Too Faced La Belle Carousel Makeup Collection

Praise the makeup gods above because I HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR THIS TO HIT OUR MALAYSIAN SOIL ever since I saw it somewhere on the YouTube-verse. Obvs I was praying hard enough because this baby joined us in 1Malaysia this week. We are so lucky. 

So what is this Too Faced La Belle Carousel? It's exactly what it's name is (pardon my French - I'm not very good at it. I did 1 year of it in Uni and failed miserably.) But, I think it means The Beautiful Carousel - and a beautiful carousel it is. Basically, it looks like a carousel once it's out of it's really pretty package (that opens up like a flower!) 


How do you even say NO to this? Seriously. That glitter too.


 
This is what you get.
 I mean, look how cute is this? Basically if you're all in that Christmas spirit and believe in the power of gifting, you can always give them separately to people you like (or don't like very much, cause if you liked them wouldn't you just get them ONE WHOLE SET?) lol. I suppose they make really good stocking fillers. This is precisely why I will a daughter in my life next time, so I can pop such pretty things into her stockings come Christmas! (hahaha TMI, you didn't need to know that)




I have swatched these babies and they are mega glittery, but totally wearable. Like, really really pretty colours. My favourite has got to be "Boxes & Bows" and "Haute Chocolate". It's nice that they included something green (the very creatively named "Christmas Tree") since I don't have much green makeup in my collection. 

The blushes and bronzers. I've not gotten round to buying a Too Faced blush or bronzer mostly because they're always mega glittery. And these 3 (excluding Chocolate Soleil - so kind and thoughtful of them to include one matte bronzer) did not disappoint in the glitter department, I can confirm that. The colours are BEAUTIFUL. I can't wait to wear "Who's Your Poppy?". "Luminous Peach" from some angles look very rose gold-ish, which doesn't necessarily suit my skin tone but I guess I'll just have to rock it at some point. 



Also, aren't we all just fans of anything MINI? Well, I have a full sized version of this which I already absolutely LOVE. So imagine all them happy feels in me when I saw this tiny mini version of Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. Mini Review: No, I cannot confirm if it is better than sex, but this mascara is pretty on point. Very VERY voluminizing, a wee bit clumpy but definitely lengthening and it's good pretty good staying power - comparable to Benefit's They're Real Mascara (which is one of my all time FAVS). 

 
So, all in all, yes you're pretty damn right that I am HEAD OVER HEELS in love with this little collection. Is it worth your money? For RM165 at your local Sephora (it's limited edition so don't ponder over it for too long!) I think it's super worth it. You get, 4 eyeshadow quads - which is 12 eyeshadows.. , 2 blushes, 2 bronzers and a mini mascara! 

Also, having it on your vanity will look sooooo pretty, and since the sections are all detachable, they'll make super awesome travel companions! Don't worry about the lid opening since it's all magnetized so it's all good ;) 

Mad happy. 

Have a lovely weekend everyone! I'm starting mine with a walk up Batu Caves tomorrow morning, and I have a really aching calf from all them crams. Sob. 

lots of love,
Amelia x

Monday, December 1, 2014

#EOTD

It's been a while since I've graced my own blog with my own face. Oh yes, narcissistic Amelia is still narcissistic, don't worry.

Anyway, here's a look I did for a day out with my darling Allisan over the weekend for shopping and food (and boy, did we do a lot of both). Mostly focused on the eyes, I decided to give bright lips a miss and opted for "Kylie Jenner inspired lips".

Yes, this face be on all my social media. DON'T HATE. It's hard to take a good selfie these days.
And the main star of the day: 


All over the lid: Matt Singh
Crease: Matt Abdul 
Outer Corner: Matt Johnson 

(Can I just take a moment to SQUEAL about how much I love this palette, gifted by my darling Diana. The colours are SUPER long wearing, and they are SUPER crease proof and the colours are all so wearable. My #1 palette. Thank you Diana love!)

Eyeliner - MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack 
Tearduct/Inner liner - Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Liner in Nude
Mascara - Benefit They're Real Mascara

If you're asking bout my brows, I finally got up the guts to do eyebrow embroidery and this is the result after 2 touch ups. I am mega happy with it! Never have to worry about wonky eyebrows ever again! lol 

Also, I've finally gotten back onto the gel liner bandwagon. It's be YONKS since I used gel liner, and I have forgotten just how much I love the outcome of it. Completely different feel from liquid liner and it's quite a refreshing change for a while. 

In terms of my lips, I am hoping to do a tutorial for it too since I have found the absolute best combo. I love it so much I've been reaching for it more than bright lips on the weekend and we all know how much I love a bright lip since I can't wear it to work. So.. yes, wait for it! 

HAVE A LOVELY DECEMBER Y'ALL

lots of love
Amelia xoxox

Sunday, November 30, 2014

All about them Palettes

First off can I just say, I have had the longest nails for a while and since I had a little outdoor activity thang today.. I snipped them all off.. and I AM LOVING THIS FEELING of typing without the clickity clak of them nails. 

Okay, back to the topic. 

Palettes.

Blush Palettes. Eye Palettes. Holiday Palettes. On-the-go Palettes (you girls know what I'm talking about here *wink wink*) 

I AM OBSESSED and for some reason that I do not know of, the makeup gods keep coming out with them and I AM BROKE and actually quite honestly, cannot afford most of them right now. And the worst of all is.. 

Most of them are limited edition. 

#whydoyoudothistomeomakeupgods
#ineedmoremoney
#maybeapartimejob
#ijustwannaownallthesepalettes 

Here are the Top 3 palette that I am UTTERLY obsessed with and with Christmas round the corner, if anyone's feeling particularly generous and not knowing where to spend that money.. you know where to find me. (lol) 

1. NARS Virtual Domination Blush Palette 


Photo Credits: EssieButton
 How beautiful is this palette? Like actually HOW? It's retailing at £45 which roughly equates to RM255. Which, sounds like a lot but if you think about it.. there's 4 almost full size blushes (1 is a highlighter but you know what I mean) and a large pan of Laguna Bronzer.. It's totally worth it. Plus it's NARS so you know you're gonna get amazing quality blushes/highlighter/bronzer. Also, this is going to last you for YONKS. Like, I've been using my NARS blushes regularly for a couple of years now and I'm not even close to making a dent in them. 

2. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette


Photo Credits: Makeup and beauty blog
Okay, I don't own any Hourglass products because they are pretty much impossible to get around Malaysia.. and they weren't in the UK whilst I was in the UK. #nofate 

But, lucky for me I've got a best friend who's still there and she's bringing this baby back for me! I'll get it when I see her in Brunei next month. SO EXCITED. I mean, already I am ecstatic I get to see Diana after a good half a year but also pretty darn ecstatic about receiving le blushes. 

Retails at £36 for 3 blushes which apparently suits any skin-tone and is super long wearing and makes your skin luminous. I don't know, I haven't tried but  I WILL. And trust me. I'll be doing a review on this one. WAIT FOR IT. 

3. Urban Decay Naked On The Run Palette 


Ugh, like as if this needs any introduction right? Anyway, it is being released in good ol' Malaysia next weekend.. Saturday the 6th of December to be exact and you can bet your horses Amelia's going to be in line for this (well, only if a certain someone is also willing to go together so we can queue together lol *AHEM*). Either way, I will get my hands on this palette at some point even if it's not next Saturday. 

Being a fan of Urban Decay's Naked line -- I have all 3 Naked Palettes + Naked basics and their one of their flush palette.. I think I will love this. The eye colours are all super wearable and perfect for any occassion and that bronzer be looking heavenly and that bright pink blush? Uh.. yes?!?! 

I think it'll be retailing at RM180++ if I'm not mistaken which hello? it's super worth it lah! Comes with a full sized Naked Lipgloss too and that mascara and eyeliner might be smaller but you can always fit something in there and then you'll only EVER need one palette to carry round with you everywhere.. THINK ABOUT THE COUNTLESS POSSIBILITIES. 

Hopefully will get my hands on it and then I can blog about it too! Hehe 

To be completely honest, if I can get my hand on the UD one then I'll have 2 out of these 3 that I am currently lusting over which is not too bad considering NARS Malaysia is not even bringing in the Virtual Domination palette here. I need to figure something out. (T-T) 

Are there any other palettes out there that I am missing out on? haha let me know! 

Also, everyone have a great last month of the year! Last month of 2014. That's cray man, this year has gone by WAY too fast, but I'm glad. ONWARDS TO BETTER THINGS IN 2015! 

Lots of love,
Amelia xox 



Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Work Appropriate Lips

What does my work bag consist of? The usuals.. my laptop, laptop charger, wallet, house keys, car keys, ear phones, tissue paper, an umbrella, and 5 lipsticks. Yup, five. Well Because y'know a girl's gotta have choices doesn't she? (To be completely honest, there's 6 but I've talked about one of them before so Imma skip that. But you can read allllll about it here.)

I am all about the bright lip. Orange, Purple, smack-in-your-face Red but when it comes to work, I know my boundaries. Gotta keep it to the MLBB (My Lips But Better) colours, or the one colour that I am completely obsessed about right now.. the dusty pink/rose (whatever you want to call it. You get the gist) 

So here are the colours that I switch about during the week depending on my eye makeup or my outfit or if my lips are chapped or not. HEHE


 From Left to Right introducing my lovelies: 
  • NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick in Tea Rose (628) - This colour is FABULOUS. The only thing I can't stand is the soapy aftertaste I get after applying the lipstick. It's a little gross but you get over it because the colour is beautiful. Also, because it's not drying at all and it's CHEAP. Coming in at only RM20++, available at your local Sephora.. or anywhere that sells NYX lol 
  • NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Montegobay - Now this one. I totally forgot I had it, mostly because IT BE THIN AS ALL HELL. I ain't gonna see that in the chaos that is my lipstick drawer. But I found it a couple weeks back and I have been hooooked onto it. Matte and non-drying = WIN. A bit on the pricier side at RM96. SO proud we have a full on NARS store here in Pavillion too.
     
  • MAC Fan Fare - Beautiful everyday-doesnt-matter-what-kind-of-eye-makeup-you-got-on colour. Got recommended this by the SA at the store so I am forever thankful. RM 70 at any MAC store. 
  • MAC Creme Cup - Now this one is a little more on the Nudy side, and I pop this on when my eyeliner's gone all wrong and because I don't bring makeup remover with me to the gym (where le face painting happens every morning before work), I have to keep layering the eyeliner on till I look like I belong in KISS so I need something to balance it all out. RM 70 too, standard for MAC.
  • Revlon Lip Butter in Candy Apple (035) - Just thought I'd have one brighter colour option with me. Always handy for dinner dates right after work too! Pop it on, get rid of the unsightly backback and voila ~~~ HAHA Not sure how much I got this, check out ANYWHERE with Revlon for it. The formula is lovely, I remember them days when everyone was going gaga for it too.
  • Wet N Wild Megaslicks Balm Stain in Rico Mauve (E126) - What I've been reaching for most days because it's a) New and b) it's an amazing stain. It stains your lips a pretty pink even thought it's meant to be mauve and I AM IN LOVE. It's non-drying too, unless you've had it on for like a long while, then maybe it'll start making your lips chappy (IS THIS A WORD). The cheapest out of the bunch at only RM19 (I know right, what are you waiting for). Luxola now stocks up Wet N Wild. Hehe You're welcome.
Soz if the Balm Stain be looking suggestive.


Swatches without the flash. Also, finally realised I could just edit the photo and add caption in! Now it's looking more professional.. right? HEHE
Here is one with the flash, and I know it's a bad picture. Like my hand is just above some pee-ed stained floor but rest assured it's not.
 I have promised myself I will finish at least one of these tubes before buying another lipstick again. (ha ha ha) 

Lots of love
Amelia xo

Monday, November 24, 2014

Zoeva Rose Gold Luxury Set

Having been on the wait list for this item for the longest time, Luxola finally, FINALLY, restocked this beautiful item. I am a sucker for 1) BRUSHES 2) ROSE GOLD 3) BRUSHES?!??! Like actually, I think this is the last time I will ever buy brushes (ha ha - let's see in the next 3 months...) because I think I have enough brushes to last me for a while. Except maybe eye brushes, because for some reason I always ruin them first.

So anyway, when these babies got delivered I was over the moooon! I opened it up and ooh-ed and aah-ed because damnit! They are perfect *crazy googly love struck eyes emoticon* The brushes are soft, and lovely. Not that  I was surprised there since Zoeva's never actually disappointed me before. Affordable and of good quality. Will totally recommend their brushes to anybody and everybody. They're of German descent (haha wtf) and if you're living in the EU, you can just order off their site. Wish I came across them whilst I was still in the UK. I would probably have all their brushes now. Haha In comparison to Sigma (and don't even mention MAC), these brushes are godsent. 

Without further ado, here's my little Zoeva Rose Gold Luxury Set

Comes in a beautiful faux leather pouch.


Comes with 5 face brushes and 3 eye brushes:
  • 102 - Silk Finish (one of the best brushes I have used so far for liquid foundation. Flawless application always)
  • 106 - Powder
  • 110 - Face Shape (Perfect for contouring)
  • 127 - Luxe Sheer Cheek
  • 142 - Concealer Buffer (I use this also for blending out eye shadow. Works like a dream)
  • 227 - Soft Definer (MAC 217/Sigma E25 dupe)
  • 231 - Petit Crease
  • 317 - Wing Liner






Aren't they just absolutely gorgeous? I actually don't know when I'll ever use them. SO BEAUTIFUL I CANNOT EVEN. Like, I keep staring at them and I just cannot bring myself to use them. That said, I have duplicates of a couple of them in their normal silver ferrules so.. it's not that bad. Maybe I'll bust them out for a special occasion some day. I don't even wear foundation or BB cream on a daily basis anymore. Hahaha

Anyway, if you're looking to own one of these glorious sets.. they're currently sold out (SO GO BE ON THAT WAITLIST. You know you want to!) 

But you can find them here for RM261.50

Which, btw if you calculate it's only RM32.70 per brush so it's super affordable seeing as how one brush from MAC can easily set you back RM100++ for ONE brush. (Don't mind me. Just justifying the purchase to myself again) hehe

Lots of love
Amelia xox

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Italy Visuals

Verona and Venice













Can I just go back to those good holiday days? 

Amelia xxx

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Worst day of 2014

It's been a while since I've posted anything personal, but tbh I have been so caught up with life  I've not even had time to sit down and read about new beauty products that's out and about awaiting me..

Anyway today's been a pretty disastrous day so I thought I'd make a note of it on my blog. Haha! It's been a while since I've had terrible days. Like I used to, but then it sort of stopped for a bit because I was too busy to get involved in shitty things but today. DAMN SON! It's been a while. I almost didn't know how to deal with it.

You know what's worst than being called out on all your bad habits.. or bad character.. it's being called out on it in person, out loud, in the open. And, not in a joking way or non-negative way and definitely not in a way that that person wanted you to feel OK about it. I mean, it's okay if that person wants to call you out on it but is not 100% there to make you feel like shit. But nope. Nope. Nope. Like as if I needed that "gentle" reminder of what an imperfect person I am and how all my efforts to change are completely futile seeing as I'm still being called out on this. 

THEN, to make matter worst on the way home today. (I swear my eyesight is failing me)  but I didn't see an uncle on a motorcycle coming my way while I did my usual left turn omw home. Wow. DAMN. This uncle be mad. He stopped my car and SCREAMED at me for a good 15 minutes (all completely in BM and it's not my strongest language in the world) and all I kept saying was Sorry, tak nampak. Sorry. Sorry. I think I must've said SORRY like 15 million times and he kept screaming at me saying, "Sorry, buat apa????" and he repeated that like 20 million times. SERIOUSLY. What is up with these people. I say sorry OK lo. Not like I actually hit you. KNNCCB. And then he was like "Sorry for what, if there's a dead body what are you going to do." WALAO. Obvs there is no dead body so what DO YOU WANT ME TO DO? Argh.

Also, I come home to my car insurance waiting to be paid. #nuffsaid

#worldwhatdoyouwantfromme
#soclosetogivinguptoday
#thankgodtheresonly4morehoursoftoday
#lettomorrowbeabetterday

Damn, I've missed typing out loud on this space. Haha.  I am super excited bout this weekend! hanging out with muh gurl Swan on Sats and Alli on Sun. SO HOORAY. I can't wait. Even if I am already broke as fuuuuuuuuh.

Lots of love,
Amelia.

Monday, October 20, 2014

My M.A.C Army (as of 20th October 2014) + Swatches

I remember the first time I was captured by the M.A.C lipstick stands and the vast array of colours.. they were a sight to behold. To be honest, I'm still crazy awed by all the colours and variety of them lipsticks in M.A.C and my ultimate dream is to own every single one of them.. and the holder too. IMAGINE THEM IN MY ROOM ON MY NIGHTSTAND/VANITY. Damn son, it'll be so magical to wake up to them err'day. 

Today I will be typing about my modest collection of M.A.C lippies.. and leg swatches (only because it is SO much easier to take photos of my leg rather than my arm.... since I don't actually have a model lol) 

It took me ages to figure out if I should group them by colour, finish  or collection but I have decided that I will group them by colour. That way, I'll know which colour group I'm lacking in the most. Hehe 

Don't they look like soldiers?
Cue: Destiny Child's Soldier song. LOL
Them REDS


 (L-R) 

Amplified Roxo from the Pedro Lorenço Collection, Huggable Lip Colour in Red Necessity, Matte Ruby Woo, Lustre Cockney, Satin Sa La Vie


Swatches - With Flash (R-L as opposed to L-R as above)

Swatches - No Flash

Them PURPLES


(L-R) 

Satin Rebel, Matte Heroine, Lustre Plumful, Lustre Pink Popcorn, Amplified Saint Germain

Fun Fact #1: Saint Germain was given to me by Allisan.. it's a super barbie pink and it makes me look tan! 

 Fun Fact #2: I have a Pure Heroine from the Lorde collection waiting for me somewhere cause Diana got one for me! :D So excited to try it out, it's meant to be an even deeper purple compared to Heroine. Also, I ADORE Lorde, so anything to do with her, I love already. Haha

Swatches - With Flash

Swatches - Without Flash

Them CORALS/ORANGES

 (L-R)

Cremesheen Crosswires, Amplified Vegas Volt, Lustre Dreaming Dahlia, Amplified Morange, Sheen Supreme Gotta Dash! 
 
Fun Fact #3: Morange was the first ever bright lippie in my entire collection (including everything non-M.A.C as well) I remember wearing it a lot to University and being shy abt having a bright lip. Hehe.
Swatches - With Flash
Swatches - No Flash

Them PINKS


(L-R) 

Cremesheen Lickable, Amplified Impassioned, Matte Candy Yum-Yum, Huggable Lip Colour in Love Beam, Viva Glam Nicki Satin, Lustre Flamingo

Fun Fact #4: Candy Yum-Yum was discontinued for a while but brought back when M.A.C allowed their consumers to choose which discontinued colour to bring back! :D This neon pink won and I had to have it hehe

Fun Fact #5: Yes that Viva Glam is for Nicki Minaj (who I am a huge fan of) and yes, I only bought it because it was Nicki Minaj. HAHA It's a pretty colour tho, I should really use it more often. 

Swatches - With Flash

Swatches - Without Flash

Them NUDES


(L-R)

Cremesheen FanFare, Amplified Chatter Box, Lustre Patisserie, Cremesheen Creme Cup, Cremesheen Creme D'Nude 

Fun Fact #6: Creme D'Nude is my FIRST ever M.A.C lipstick puchased and turns out to be the least suitable colour for me in my collection. Lol. I was conned cause the colour looked so good on a friend of mind, so I bought it but upon trying it on.. I've been asked if I am sick cause I look so pale. Lol 
 
Swatches - With Flash
Swatches - No Flash
Hope you enjoyed this little inlook (???) into my modest collection of M.A.C Lipsticks. If you ask me, my favourite finish has to be Lustre. Only because it's mostly moisturizing and easy to apply. I also LOVE the Huggable Lip Colours but unfortunately I managed to grab only 2 colours out of the 6 (if I am not mistaken) and that will forever be on my "THINGS I REGRET" list.. #over

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On other personal news, I'll be back in Brunei and re-united with my fur babies in about.. 2 sleeps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  SUPER super SUPER excited I cannot even. Haven't seen them in about half a year, so that's always exciting. Hehe 

Hope everyone is well and have a Happy Deepavali!

Lots of love,
Amelia xo