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

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Catch-up

Did not blog for the entire month of September 2014 and  I feel terrible, sort of.. but then again, life has been so terribly busy for me. Not to mention, was completely bed ridden for a good week, down with tonsillitis  and flu and you know, the works. I don't get sick often but when I do, it's always something terrible. Ha ha ha. And then we had our quarter close which meant a 12 day work-week which was tiring, yes, but it wasn't really bad. Just spent so much time in the office. TBH, I think I do spend more time in the office than I do back home, which isn't very healthy...... lol

Will be flying back to Bruland in a week and oh my friggin days, I honestly cannot wait to get on that AirAsia flight, sit my ass down for a good 2 hours and 10 minutes and be on Bruneian soil once again. I have been missing home so much and my babies even more. The first thing I want to eat is kolo mee pok and kolo wanton. Like actually, I don't know why they don't do kolo wantons here. My favourite forever. Also, have told my momma that I want to eat her char kway teow and prawn noodles. Then, after that I want to eat C.A Mohammad's roti telur bawang with kurma curry. I CANNOT WAIT. 

Also, about three weeks ago. I went for a little hair makeover and got all my locks chopped off and dyed a fresh new colour. I say it like i got a pixie cut or summin' but I only got a bob above my chin and okay I know it's my own hair but i am really happy with the cut. It's easy to manage and i can part it any way i want although i do stick to the side part more often only because I do have the whole hamster cheek situation.. Haha 

Currently completely addicted to Taylor Swift's cover of Riptide by Vance Joy on BBC1 Live Lounge. I AM OBSESSED. I actually do prefer her version to the original but I can be biased because we all know what a swiftie I am :D 

"I want to be your left-hand man." (Or woman in my case.. - not that I want to be anybody's lol I'm just saying.)

This weekend is going to be super! There's a party on Friday night and I'll be seeing a couple of people I haven't seen in forever and then running some errands on Saturday and catching Magic! As well. I LOVE BUSY WEEKENDS. I live for them. I do. 

I hope everyone reading this is doing well and is having a good mid-October. How fast does time fly right?! 2.5 months and 2015 will be here and I am looking forward to 2015 soooooo hard. This year has been a little tough on me but overall still quite good. Grateful for everything that has happened cuz I truly believe everything really does happen for a reason. So it's all good :) 

While I am at it, I think I can finally put it out there, it's been a good two months but I think I can finally put it out here officially. Some of you will know, and some of you would've guessed it but Jun and I have split up. I'd say it was a pretty "calm" break-up.. I mean I say it was calm but obviously there was a fair share of crying and eye bags and hating life for a moment.. Haha but it's all good now. We had a lot a lot of good memories and he taught me a lot about myself and have had a fair share in moulding me into the person I am now and for that I will always be grateful to have had him in my life. We had a good almost-3 years together and just so much good times. We say, it was just the wrong time in life and whatever is meant to happen, will happen and vice versa, if it's not meant to happen.. It won't no matter how much we want it. Either way, thought I'd just throw this out there hahaha... :) 

Yup okay. I think I've summarized my last couple of week quite well lol. 

Hope everyone's well and happy. 

Lots of love,
Amelia xxx


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Body Shop Colour Crush Lipstick in #18

Hello everyone, been a while since my last post but so much has happened this past week and I'm still trying to recollect my life around it but everything's going well and almost, almost going according to plan (I emphasize on almost because when does anything ever go according to plan, right?)

Actually, it is this week that I learned.. you can plan all your want for the future and plan every single detail to the little tiniest bits and pieces.. and life will still surprise you and suddenly those plans don't work so well any more.

Lesson to learn: just go with the flow and live life as it is. Don't sweat over the small stuff, they will all come in due time. Everything is going to be okay in the end. If it's not okay, then it's not the end.

Anyway, today I thought I'd blog about thoughts on my absolute favourite MLBB lipstick at the moment! The Body Shop Colour Crush Lipstick in #18.






Let me tell you about this amazing lipstick. Not only is it ULTRA moisturizing (literally, it will glide on your lips like a DREAM), to the point where I don't even need to use an extra lipbalm or chapstick.. the colour is sheer but totally buildable and it is super affordable at less than RM50 from Body Shop nationwide!

The longevity of the lipstick is also decent for a sheer formula, and it stains the lips beautifully, not leaving that weird outline on your lip. (Y'all know what I'm talking about!) haha 

I am already halfway done with it but I am definitely, definitely repurchasing it again when it's finished! I love it so much, I think I am going to try the other colours as well. Hehe 

Here's how it looks like swatched on my lips:

Very light everyday pink
And here it is with my everyday-work-makeup:



Hope you've enjoyed this short post! 

Do you have a favourite MLBB lipstick that you would like to share? Let me know in the comments below! :D 

xoxo
Amelia