Monday, 30 November 2015

[Review] Dior Addict Lip Maximizer High Volume Lip Plumper

Hey lovelies! The other day I have gotten my free samples from Dior and can't wait to share my thoughts and experiences of using them with everyone! 
Name: Dior Addict Lip Maximizer High Volume Lip Plumper
Code: 001
Origin: Made in France
It's a small 1ml bottle therefore I can't comment on the appearance of the actual bottle so I will skip to the texture of this lip plumper. 

The texture is heavy and it felt like there's a thick shield protecting your lips. 

The moment I apply it there's a minty flavour but not too strong. I need some time to get use to that scent. 
The little shimmery colour makes my lips looks healthier and juicy. 

After so many direct application on my lips I must say it's quite a good protector! My lips never crack despite the harsh dry weather! 

Overall I love it. Thank you Dior for this cute little gift! 

Monday, 23 November 2015

[Review] My beauty Diary CC cream

Name: CC cream
Brand: My Beauty Diary
nett weight: 30g
Origin: made in Taiwan
I have got this CC cream as a gift. I received it when it first launches but I forgot to give it a review. Surprisingly I found it in my make up bag LOL cause I left most of my cosmetics at Malaysia so I thought I didn't bring it as I hardly uses CC cream. 

This CC cream design is squeezy tube shaped and the design is hygiene from my point of view. In the first few usage, it's easy to control the amount you squeeze out. Sadly, after quarter of the bottle was used it's harder to control the amount you squeeze out. 

The cream is white colour with little rosy colour dots inside the cream. After smudging the cream you could see the little rosy colour dot "exploded" and it would give you a rosy finish at the end. 

Not sure if you can see the sponge was stained with pinkish colour from the CC cream.

Before applying with sponge. 

After applying. Honestly, I can see minimal difference as it does not cover any flaws. It simply gives you a glowy skin effect. 

If I use it in Malaysia, with that amount of humidity it gives you an oily look. Not dewy but oily look by the end of the day. Unless if you dap the oil off during mid-day. 

If I use this in England, it gives me a glowy but not dewy look. Just makes me look rosier and healthier. Unfortunately, it's not hydrating enough for the current winter weather. (maybe my skin is too dry?)

(Please ignore my only-cc-cream-no-make-up-face)

From my opinion, it's good for people with dull-looking, green, yellowish skin. It will definitely make you look healthier but like me, I have patches of redness on my face so I can't use this during hot weather (in Malaysia)

Okay, so i guess that's it! Sorry folks, i didn't have time to edit the pictures so they are taken like this. There are no edits or photoshop or what-so-ever. That is why I don't like to give review on base make up cause I would need to show my real face with zero filter... #sad

anyhow, hope you find this useful! Cheers!

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Studying tips | Life post

Hey lovelies! I would like to share how I study for my exams, doing my home works or assignments and etc. As I have struggled before I found a comfortable way for me to study because I was asking how high achievers studied and read articles on how people score their exams unfortunately their ways of studying obviously doesn't suit my lifestyle. At that point of time I was quite depress as I thought I wasn't able to score just because I couldn't study like they do... until I realize I need to find MY OWN way to study instead of following other person's styles. 

Of course, this is just my way of studying. It might not work for you but hopefully they can help you in finding your own way of studying! 

1) Have sufficient rest

I am not the kind of person who can forget about sleep and do my assignment until dawn. Rest is my priority in life and believe it or not I sleep at 10 p.m. every night. Hence, I organize my time sufficiently and allow myself to at least have an hour or two of relaxation (i.e: watching Anime or scrolling FB) per day so I won't stress out. 

2) Set daily goals before waking up

Instead of looking at phones in the mornings, I usually take a minute or two to think about my entire day's schedule. I would tell myself "What do I need to achieve by today?" then only I get up from my bed. 

I am not going to lie, most of the time I got all of them done by the end of the day but there are exceptions as well due to unforeseen events that might happen. Anyhow, try to get all of them done before you sleep so you won't feel guilty throughout the night. 

3) Have breaks between studies/ doing assignment

In the middle of studying, I'd give myself 5-10 minutes of break after an hour of work just to breathe. During those breaks I won't look at my gadgets, I would just do absolutely nothing. It calms my brain LOL. 

Also, after 3 hours of working or studying. I do allow myself to walk around find food/ snacks, chat with humans, stare at pets/trees, look at my social media and etc. I'd do random stuff for 30 minutes then continue another 3 hours (with 5-10 minutes breaks between each hour)

In a nutshell, yes, I couldn't survive without a relaxed mind. In the downside, everyone thought I have too much free time during assignment periods but LOL I just gave myself breaks, lots and lots of breaks. I don't know about you but my brain won't work after 45 minutes of continuous work so I need all those relaxing time. Also, stress gives me breakouts and I hated pimples... #truestory

I guess my study tips are as simple as 1,2,3! Hope you find it helpful but please don't copy it and try to find a suitable way of studying for yourself. I know most high achievers can just sit there for 8 hours and study but I sincerely can't... Even so, I still get the job done so cheers for dummies like me! #laughs

Good luck in finding your way of studying!

p/s: sorry cause all the pictures have no relation to studying, they were taken during my trip to Taiwan. 
WARNING: I wasn't having any make up on so please bear with my face. LOL

Monday, 9 November 2015

update on UK life post | Superdrug haul

Hey dearies! *brush away spider webs* sorry for the long wait... This blog has been inactive for the past few months because I was rushing for application to continue my further studies in one of my dream country, United Kingdom.
(the main point was actually the swam #LOL)
After a few months of hectic balancing between assessments and my application for visa and lots of other stuff,, finally I have settled down in UK!
At first I wanted to try purchasing cosmetics online as they have started their Christmas gift set sales so I have decided to buy something to reward myself for all the hard work. Michelle Phan's make up line seems like a good idea as UK is definitely nearer to USA as compared to Malaysia. Sadly, her EM products are waaaaay out of my budget so I switched my attention towards their local products instead. Nevertheless, I have found numerous amount of interesting drug stores here and came across some affordable yet high quality products.
(Enjoying their famous fish and chips)
Superdrug was having a good deal online as they are having a promotion for all their cosmetics! 3 products for the price of two! For a "cheapskate" consumer like myself, it's an unavoidable trap! #LOL

This is my first time purchasing products from an official online store so I was quite excited. My friend's parcel came in 5 days and her cosmetics didn't even have a single scratch on them. After this "guinea pig" test from my friend I have decided to buy from their store.
Here is the beautiful box that came approximately 5-6 days after payment. I have bought a brush set from Ecotools, a colourful eyeshadow palette, a bronzer, an eyebrow kit and a bath fizzer. They are all in good shape upon arrival because they were wrapped with bubble wrappers and stuff so it's quite safe.
I needed eye crease brushes so I bought this cute looking brush set! Ecotools are well-known for their quality and they are famous in Malaysia I thought  I could try one of them!
Next is revolution's eyebrow kit. I never had an eyebrow kit so I have decided to buy one! Kate's eyebrow kit is popular among Asians unfortunately it's too expensive... Revolution's kit was included in the promotion and the original price is only £2.50.
Furthermore, I bought MUA poptastic eyeshadow palette and bronzer. I know I already have a colourful  eyeshadow palette but it's back in Malaysia... and I really cannot live without a colourful eyeshadow palette #dramatic#LOL
Besides, I had a bronzer palette but I gave it to my friend before I come to UK so I needed a new one. MUA sunkiss bronzer looks adorable! Especially with the mosaic design. I have done a brief research about their eyeshadow and bronzer before I made the purchase. Hopefully they are nice to use since the eyeshadow costs only £4 and bronzer is £2.50. *throws confetti for affordable products*
Lastly, I have bought a bath fizzer from Flutter as I never try them and it looks like a lot of fun! Lush's bath bombs are too expensive so I bought this instead.
Well, here is my first haul after my arrival to UK. Hopefully I can maintain my blog this year cause I am officially starting my final year. *finger crossed*