Saturday, July 19, 2014

Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette - Streak

Hello everyone. 

Recently, I've obtained a latest addition to my Urban Decay NAKED Collection.. and as you might have guessed from the title, I have added the UD Naked FLUSHED Palette in Streak! I have actually been DYING (okay, maybe not so exaggerated but you get my drift) to have this in my collection mostly because a) it's freakin' gorgeous? b) 3 products in one - nifty or what! c) Amelia Liana is always raving about this and I love Amelia Liana (she's one of my favourite Beauty Gurus on YouTube!) 

Anyway, since I'm flying off this coming Friday for a short getaway, I thought it'd be nice to have a 3 in 1 product so I don't have to carry all three items separately.
Just FYI, The UD Naked Flushed palette comes in 4 shades: 

1) Naked
2) Native
3) Streak
4) Strip 

They're all different, some a little more shimmery than others, and the blush colours range from pinky to mauve. I am thinking my Streak is a little more towards the coral shade which is totally what I am digging right now anyway :D 

Was SUPER excited to pick this up. Been eyeing it for MONTHS now!
The Palette in all it's glory.
 As you can see in the pictures below (I have used the product a few times now so please excuse the uneven surface), the bronzer and blush are completely matte. Which I prefer anyway. If you are looking to add a little shimmer to either your bronzer or your blush, there's always the option to mix a little of the highlighter and voila! You get a shimmery based blush/bronzer! 



Having used it a couple times now, I can safely say that this was definitely a GOOD purchase. I am very happy with it. The bronzer is not too orange (as you can see from the pictures), and is not too dark for my skintone as well. The highlighter gives a very lovely subtle glow to my face with I love and the blush-- oh.. the blush. I don't have any colour like this. It's very natural and can definitely use for both night and day.


This palette cost MYR120 and you can find it at any Urban Decay stands at Sephora :D I am very blessed to be able to obtain this for a very discounted rate (THANK YOU FAIRY GODMOTHER HAHA) or I wouldn't have been able to add this to my collection at the moment. HEHEHE 

Here are some selfies with the UD Naked Flushed Palette fully utilised LOL


#FOTD:
Foundation: Urban Decay Naked Skin in shade #3.0
Concealer (under-eye): Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer in #01 Light
Eye Shadow: Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette shades: Strange, Limit, Dust and Darkside
Eye Liner: Maybelline Hyperliner + Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil in Bourbon
Mascara: Benefit They're Real Mascara
EyeBrows: Sephora eyebrow pencil + Etude House eyebrow mascara 
Cheeks + Forehead + Contour: Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette in Streak
Lips: YSL Rouge Volupté in shade #29




As you can see, it's all very natural (I THINK LA OK haha if you think otherwise can always voice out in the comment section lol) and I LOVE IT. And while I'm at this, I also really like the Naked Skin Foundation, mostly because it is captured on pictures very nicely and okay,  it really feels like second skin.. so light, always forget I'm wearing foundation if I use this.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post! Apologize for the messy background. HEHE Wasn't really thinking.. will plan it out better next time! 

Hope y'all have a fantastic Sunday tomorrow :)  Oh, if you have any of the other colours, let me know what you think of them!!!!!

Lots of love,
Amelia x

Friday, July 11, 2014

M.A.C Mineralize SkinFinish in Soft and Gentle

I've always been quite interested in what these Mineralize SkinFinishes are from M.A.C. On one hand, I suppose they're mostly highlighters, but I watch a YouTube video or two and there's that occasion where YouTubers use them on their whole face so I am most definitely intrigued by this product. 

On their website, they explain the product like this:

"A luxurious velvet-soft powder with high-frost metallic finish. Smoothes on: adding buffed-up highlights to cheeks and brows, or an overall ultra-deluxe polish to the face"

Definitely a one-of-its-kind product and I am so happy to be able to add Soft and Gentle (I think it is one of their more famous ones) to my make-up collection! 

I am definitely up for some lovely highlights on the apple of my cheeks, or under my brow bone. I am pretty sure you could use this product all over your lid too, or in the inner corner of your eyes just to give it a little more of that doe-eyed factor.. there's even the possibility of putting it on the cupids bow of your lip to make it more defined! :D I'm going to be playing around a lot with this product. How exciting! 

I was told my the Sales Assistant that these Mineralize Skinfinish now come in a new packaging. To be honest, I think I prefer their previous packaging but when I voiced it out in the shop, the SA did say,"oh really, I think this is a lot nicer." .. hmm. Oh well, to each their own. If you own a Mineralize Skinfinish compact in it's old style, which do you prefer? Let me know! 

Here's how it looks like now: 
The compact is a little domed on the top which is fine, I suppose. But that also means that if I put it the wrong side up, it won't be completely flat. I'm a clumsy person, so I definitely would've preferred it if it could be laid flat/
 There was also quite a bit of fallout around the packaging too. The actual product is BEAUTIFUL. I mean, will you just look at this: 

 Here are a few more true-to-colour shots: 

I think the thing with these MSF is that they look like a glaxy on their own. Gorgeous and just that sheen that magpies (like myself) just can't stop being drawn to! There is a lot of product here and I can tell it's going to last me quite a while :D Which is good considering this cost RM120 a pop.

Here is a simple swatch on my hand (keep in mind, I am a NC20-25). You can tell already that it is going to look so pretty on the highpoints of your face right! hehehe Also, it is super easy to blend out, so you don't have to be too afraid of having too much concentrated on one spot:

 I will most probably post a picture of myself with this MSF on my Instagram, so follow me there if you haven't already! Mostly selfies, pictures of people I love and food! Here's my Instagram name: pinkedgloss.

I hope you enjoyed that brief discussion (??) about MAC MSF in Soft and Gentle! Do you own any other colours? If you do, let me know which is your favourite! I know some of them are dark enough to be carried off as blushers, or even bronzers. Hehe 

On a more personal sidenote, I have been neglecting this space for a bit not by choice. I've been super busy with my job.. next week will be my 1 month in the new company! Can you believe it? Time passes by way too quickly now a days. Anyway, I've only just completed my first ever quarter close and it meant weekends in the office and late nights for a couple of nights. 

I am pretty much tired out, but will be heading out tonight :D After all, it is a Friday night and I am blessed in a way that I actually have something to do tonight. Hehe.

Also, my darling Chloe will be visiting this weekend, so it's going to be so fun showing her around this place I call home now.

I hope everyone of you are well. 

Lots of love,
Amelia xo

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Celebrating with Daily Fresh!

Y'all know that shop, the one that's really popular with their waffles and yummy corn in a cup that you can find in malls as standalone shops, or part of the food section.. or even the shop that you find at resting stops on the highway as you drive to Penang (or any where else really..).. 

Well, if somebody asked me that question.. only one place really stands out. That's Daily Fresh! Mostly because their shops are usually doused in bright green and there's always a nice smell lingering around the shop. :D 

Two weeks ago, I was so graciously invited for an amazing tasting sesh with the aforementioned Daily Fresh :D and boy, was it ever the Sunday treat! :D


We were given some refreshing apple ice tea to cool us down from the heat.. it was really thirst quenching, and wasn't overly sweet which I really appreciated :) 


 Here's what Daily Fresh has to offer y'all! 

#FunFact1:
Did you know there's over 1,800 Daily Fresh kiosks around the world, some all the way in Turkey, U.A.E, Russia.. and close by like Indonesia, China.. Yeah! 

I wasn't aware that Daily Fresh was THAT popular! 





 All sorts of combo sets for you to choose from, depending on what y'all be feeling like eating.There's something for everyone here... Personally I would probably go for set C.. but that's cause I really really like corn :D


Then our tasting session begun! 

Here are the CupCorn, brought to a whole different level by having flavours added in. 

#FunFact2: 
All the corn used in Daily Fresh are home grown in their fields located in Johor!

From Left to Right:  Original flavour, Garlic Cheese, Chilli, Sweet milk and Mayo. 


 Personally, I really enjoyed the Original and Garlic Cheese.. I also enjoyed the sweetened milk one. 
But their corn is really crunchy and tasty.. not unlike some corn where it's just a little flat and not so exciting. (YES EATING CORN CAN BE EXCITING).

Apart from their Classic Wafitos, whereby you can add two flavours.. eg: Peanut Butter and Kaya (BEST COMBO EVER). there's also their premium range Wafitos.

1) Coco Deluxe
2) Pandan Kaya
3) Nyonya Kaya
4) Japanese BBQ
5) Chicken Floss 

These Wafitos are premium in the way that their batter are made seperately.. some with pandan.. to give it that slight greenish colour and very fragrant smell. And some with sesame seeds - which I really enjoyed even though I am not the biggest fan of sesame seeds. 

The best part is that Daily Fresh is super generous with their fillings! I didn't think these Wafitos would fill me up, but they really did!






Fans of Bonito Flakes will really like the Japanese BBQ flavour!

Having a waffleing good time! HEHE
 .
. now moving on to something I REALLY enjoyed: 

Daily Fresh's Gelato Tempo. 

Now, these are really really REALLY nice. Made in Italy and packed separately and in a super hygienic way.. these babies are packed full of flavour and are divided into two types: 

Yoghurt based and Non-Yoghurt based! 

Lemme tell you. My ABSOLUTE favourite was the Yoghurt Mango flavour. IT WAS TOO GOOD! 

Doesn't this just look so pretty.... I could stare at this all day long.

The non-yoghurt variety.. really packed with full of flavour!

The Yoghurt Variety.. I actually really like all of them :P


 Next up is also one of Daily Fresh newer products: 

POPCORN!



 There's 5 different flavours -- and they're all equally tasty and full of flavour! They all also come in a nice air-tight pack so you can enjoy your popcorn for a longer period of time. It also helps to keep the crunch in which is great!

1) Black Sesame

2) Honeydew

3) Seaweed (my favourite!)

4) Caramel
5) Curry (also very tasty. Nice snack while watching movies :D)


And you think that's all right, hah! Guess again, we were brought another new product by Daily Fresh and these were definitely something I've never tried before: 

ICE KIMOs 

The ice (which are already flavoured with fruits) are shaved SO FINE, the texture is really something different on your tongue. SO cooling and nice.. i was really surprised when I tried one out! 

Mostly flavoured with real fruits and nata de coco (yum), while some (chocolate, mocha..) were flavoured with chocolate syrup and peanuts. How interesting is that right? 
 



I had SO much fun with Daily Fresh, so thank you! I was also so full at the end of the session that when we were asked if we would like to take away some food, I actually had to decline cause of how full I was. Hehe

We were all given a bag of goodies as well to share with our loved ones at home.
 

If you were wondering about trying Daily Fresh out, well, wait no more because they're currently having a promotion that will run from now till the 4th of August 2014!

Here are the promotions that are currently running:
Daily Fresh Hari Raya Popcorn Combo Pack Promotion
  • The promotion runs from 27 June 2014 – 4 August 2014
  • Purchase 1 big tub of Daily Fresh Mix Flavoured Popcorn and 1 big tub of ANY flavour Daily Fresh Popcorn and get 1 small tub of Daily Fresh Mix Flavoured Popcorn, 1 Daily Fresh Hari Raya Paper Bag & 1 pack of Daily Fresh Green packets (5 pieces)
Their adorable green packets!

 Daily Fresh Gelato Tempo Ramadhan Promotion
  • The promotion runs from 27 June 2014 – 4 August 2014
  • Purchase ANY flavoured Gelato Tempo at RM4.90 with FREE toppings
Also, just a special treat for my readers.. All you have to do is PRINT the voucher below, and you can get a free Cupcorn with ANY RM8 spent! 
 


:D 

I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed reminiscing how lovely and hospitable Daily Fresh was that day. I truly enjoyed myself and enjoyed the food! I can't wait to get my hands on some Cup Corn soon!

Lots of love,
Amelia xo




Saturday, June 28, 2014

Visuals: Berlin, Germany

I woke up yesterday, to be completely accurate, missing a city. That's quite odd isn't it considering, people usually wake up missing a person, or wanting to listen to a specific song, or craving a specific food. I, woke up, missing Berlin.

Oh Berlin, the only city in Europe, besides anywhere in the United Kingdom that I have revisited thrice in my life in the past 4 years. 3 times, and every time I visit Berlin, I am reminded by what a great city it really is. What, with all the different sights and sounds, their S-Bahns and U-Bahns, doner kebabs, ..  and all I want to do is be back there again. 

I can't explain just why I love the city, I've had many good memories there and I feel it's somewhere I could always go back to and enjoy myself. The food's perfect too by the way (if you were wondering. Hehe). Therefore, any given opportunity for a trip back to Berlin, I would gladly accept. :D It would be my absolute dream place to settle down in the future (although, I don't quite know how this is going to work out yet.)

Here are some visuals of Berlin for your enjoyment :) 












hey, who's that handsome fella in the distance. Hahaha :D

I am completely obsessed with Spaetzle (them noodley thingy.. mostly handmade and just so freaking delicious). I could eat it all day err'day with absolutely anything.
Kase-Spaetzle. German mac&cheese topped off with deep fried onions. *LOVE*

Lots of love,
Amelia x