Chantecaille Protect The Wolves Elle Cheek Shade ♥ Swatches + First Impression

Chantecaille Protect The Wolves Ella Cheek Shade
Chantecaille Protect The Wolves Ella Cheek Shade
Chantecaille Protect The Wolves Ella Cheek Shade

Earlier in May I have reviewed the Chantecaille Elephant Cheek Shade in Fun (a gorgeous soft apricot blush colour with a hint of gold), although my first impression of the product was good, I love the packaging of the actual blush and I like that it feels so luxurious; sadly, it has not become my favourite nor have I used it too often. It's not because the product quality is not up to standard, but because I feel like Chantecaille's Limited Edition products are prettier to look at, than actually using it. This is just a personal preference.

As you would know, I am obsessed with anything cute and almost all Chantecaille Limited Edition Collections are too adorable to pass. My latest purchase from Chantecaille is the Ella blush from the Protect The Wolves Collection and today I am sharing with you swatches and my first impression of this product.

Chantecaille Protect The Wolves Ella Cheek Shade
Chantecaille Protect The Wolves Ella Cheek Shade
Chantecaille Protect The Wolves Ella Cheek Shade

CHANTECAILLE PROTECT THE WOLVES CHEEK SHADE is described as a luxurious, weightless powder that effortlessly adheres to cheeks to create a natural flush of colour. It is a Limited Edition blush with a velvety, softly tinted and buildable formula that blends beautifully and lasts throughout the day. 5% of the proceeds are donated to the Conservation Northwest, an organisation that protects wolves in the wild. 

Chantecaille Protect The Wolves Ella Cheek Shade
Chantecaille Protect The Wolves Ella Cheek Shade
Chantecaille Protect The Wolves Ella Cheek Shade
Chantecaille Protect The Wolves Ella Cheek Shade

MY FIRST IMPRESSION 

ELLA is a warm nude pink that has a good pigmentation yet applies very subtle and the colour is buildable. It has a silky and soft texture that blends nicely and I absolutely adore its' wolf embossed on the actual blush. The wolf embossed was my main reason of buying this product even though I have expected it to fade within a few swatches, I don't mind.


have you tried Chantecaille products?
what is your all time favourite blusher?

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Beauty Empties #10 ♡ ft. MAC, Clinique, LUSH, Garnier Micellar Water etc...


Today I am sharing with you a bunch of makeup and skincare products I have emptied during the past three months. I have been encouraging myself to use up the already opened products before I buy more and this plan has been working very well. With the exception of Limited Edition items, I haven't been buying too much makeup and random stuff like I used to and it's very impressive.

 MA CHERIE AIR FEEL SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER - you could have guessed that I bought the shampoo & conditioner duo because the packaging is really cute... It's true, these are a travel sized duo and they are so adorable! Also they smells like fresh floral and the 'Air Feel' type helps to volumized my hair. I love it, but will I buy again?! Probably not, unless if they go on sale, otherwise it's a very expensive brand for shampoo & conditioner.

 DAVINES LOVE SMOOTHING SHAMPOO - A deluxe sample of this shampoo was included in my May's Birchbox and this shampoo is formulated to tame frizz-out and tangle-prone hair. The first time I used this shampoo, I woke up with my hair all tangled up the next morning and during a next few uses of this shampoo, I was convinced that this is the worst shampoo I have ever tried. THEN, after a few more uses I fell in love and I wish that it would never run out because it is literally the best shampoo I have ever used; ummm HELLO?! I can never make up my mind! Okay, so I complaint about the over-powering flora scent at first, but then I got used to it and I end up really liking it, it smelt like lollies grapes and I really like that it leaves my hair silky smooth after wash (not sure what I did the first time when I had my hair all tangled up?!).

 DR. BRANDT POREDERMABRASION - This is an exfoliator that reduces the look of enlarged pores and helps to keep smooth ultra smooth. I love the sand-like texture and I like the feeling of when massaging on my face, but I don't see a big difference it made on my skin, probably because I have only used it for a few times. The sample tube I have received in my July's Birchbox only allows me to use about six to seven times.

 W3LL PEOPLE BIO CORRECT MULTI ACTION CONCEALER - This concealer is SO amazing and I am already considering to buy a full sized one, because it's THAT GOOD! I have received a sample to try from my May's Birchbox and I love that it blends like a dream, it covers under eye circle and blemishes and it feels very lightweight.


 MAC PRO EYE MAKEUP REMOVER & MAC CLEANSE OFF OIL - I have received both products as samples when I buy products from the MAC website, they are super tiny and each last approximately five uses. The makeup remover is described as a non-oily cleanser that needs no rinse and removes makeup without irritation. It does remove makeup easily, but it doesn't remove mascaras well. The cleanse off oil is described as an oil-based makeup remover that is gentle on the skin. I haven't used it on the skin yet, but I have used it on the wall when I accidentally splat cream bronzers on the wall... and I panic... and MAC Cleanse Off Oil came to the rescue! The cleanse off oil removed the stained wall in a few second, it was amazing!


 CLINIQUE LIQUID FACIAL SOAP - This is a non-drying liquid soap that cleanse gently and thoroughly and it has become a stable skincare product in my bathroom! I use it day and night and I love that it made my skin feel very soft and clean after use. I have since purchased another one and I was surprised to find that they are actually very affordable in New Zealand!


 GARNIER MICELLAR CLEANSING WATER - This is another one of those products that I was convinced it is the worst products I have ever used, and after a couple more try, I end up really liking the product and have been re-purchasing it. The first time I tried the Garnier Micellar Water, I have ended up using the bottle as a makeup sponge cleanser as I just could not stand the idea of wiping my makeup off without washing my face with face wash. I still can't get pass this idea, but I do wipe off my makeup first with the micellar water then wash my face again with face wash. I am actually quite surprised with the amount of makeup the cotton pads wipes off when using this.


 LUSH SANTA'S LIP SCRUB - It took me almost two years to use up the Lush Santa's Lip Scrub and I am honestly SO THANKFUL to have FINALLY finish this lip scrub. I was literally getting sick of it as I bought it not knowing it smell so weird. I bought this lip scrub in 2014 because I get attracted to Limited Edition easily and the Lush Santa's Lip Scrub was only available during Christmas. The Santa's Lip Scrub was all gooey and watery towards the end and I just could not wait to get rid of it.

I finally used up the Santa's Lip Scrub and bought myself a new Mint Julips which I absolutely love!


 ETUDE HOUSE DRAWING EYE BROW - This is one of my favourite brow pencil and I have re-purchased this a couple of times already. I love that it is so easy and quick to fill my brows with this and I like that it stays put all day without smudging or fading.

 COLOURPOP BROW PENCIL - I have been using Bangin' Brunette and I like that the colour matches my black brown hair. The Colourpop brow pencil is pigmented and it has a smooth texture that glides on easily. A down side for me is that the tip is not slanted and it's harder for me to make the brows looks perfect.


 DIAMOND LASH LADY GLAMOROUS SERIES - This is Glamorous Eyes from the Lady Glamorous Series and I didn't purposely left one false eyelashes for this beauty empties post hehe... These falsie are so dramatic and I love that they are comfortable to wear and looks so flattering on.


have you tried any of the products mentioned in my beauty empties?
what is your current favourite skincare product?

Collective Haul ♡ ft. Kylie Lip Kits, xoBeauty, Huda Beauty & Laneige

Collective Haul ft. Kylie Lip Kits, xoBeauty, Huda Beauty & Laneige

It has been so long since I have shared with you a big makeup haul and I am super excited with this post as I will be sharing with you products I have been buying and collecting from Kylie Cosmetics, xoBeauty, Huda Beauty and Laneige!

Collective Haul ft. Kylie Lip Kits, xoBeauty, Huda Beauty & Laneige

Kylie Cosmetics often breaks the internet when they launch new products and sometimes it is impossible to get my hands on a certain product as popular ones sold out within minutes, but I feel like the intensity has died down a little and it is easier to shop from their website now.

During their Kyliner launch, I have purchased two Kylie Lip Kits in Ginger and Kristen, as well as the Kyliner in black. From the day I placed my order till I received my parcel, it only took seven days and that includes weekends.

Collective Haul ft. Kylie Lip Kits, xoBeauty, Huda Beauty & Laneige

 KYLIE COSMETICS KYLINER KIT | BLACK
USD $36.00 | KYLIE COSMETICS

Kyliner Kit is available in two colors option, black or brown and the kit contains one creme gel liner, one pencil eyeliner and one full sized synthetic small angled brush. The creme gel liner has a creamy texture upon application, then it sets into a smudge-proof and smear-proof formula that wears all day long. The eyeliner also has a creamy texture that glides on easily, and it offers a comfortable and long wearing finish.

Collective Haul ft. Kylie Lip Kits, xoBeauty, Huda Beauty & Laneige

 KYLIE LIP KIT | KRISTEN
USD $29.00 | KYLIE COSMETICS

Kylie Lip Kit in Kristen is named after her mother Kris Jenner and it is also Kylie's middle name which makes this lip kit extra special. The color is described as a warm brown berry, the kit includes one matte liquid lipstick and one pencil lip liner.

Collective Haul ft. Kylie Lip Kits, xoBeauty, Huda Beauty & Laneige

 KYLIE LIP KIT | GINGER
USD $29.00 | KYLIE COSMETICS

Kylie Lip Kit in Ginger is described as a warm terracotta brown, I absolutely adore this color and it is one that I have been eyeing up for ever since the shade was released. The kit includes one matte liquid lipstick that has a thin and watery texture that applies smoothly and evenly, the longest I have worn Ginger was seven hours and the color is shown as a dark brown on my NC25 complexion. The kit also includes a matching pencil lip liner.

Collective Haul ft. Kylie Lip Kits, xoBeauty, Huda Beauty & Laneige

If you aren't familiar with xoBeauty, it is a beauty brand developed by Youtuber shaaanxo, the company is based in New Zealand and they offer international shipping.

I have been buying from xoBeauty ever since the website launched in 2012 and I love the quality of their brushes. I have also been buying false lashes from xoBeauty and I like that the quality is what you paid for, it's not cheap, nor is it so high-end.

During my recent purchase, I bought the false lash set in The Dramatics, a pair of false lashes in The Romantic and a Shimmer Fan Brush. xoBeauty offers free shipping within New Zealand for purchase over NZD $50.00 and it took a total of only two days for the parcel to arrived.

Collective Haul ft. Kylie Lip Kits, xoBeauty, Huda Beauty & Laneige

 XOBEAUTY FALSE LASH SET | THE DRAMATIC
NZD $28.95 | XOBEAUTY

xoBeauty False Lash Set in The Dramatic includes 1 x The Glamourista, 1 x The Wanderlust, 1 x Primadonna, 1 x The Gold Digger and 1 x The Soulmate; these lashes are all designed for that dramatic look.

Collective Haul ft. Kylie Lip Kits, xoBeauty, Huda Beauty & Laneige

 XOBEAUTY FALSE LASHES | THE ROMANTIC
NZD $6.99 | XOBEAUTY

xoBeauty False Lashes in The Romantic were designed for the girly girl who likes a bit of flirt, a bit of length and a bit of volume. These lashes are super full, but do not take over your eyes and they are suitable for wear during the day and night.

Collective Haul ft. Kylie Lip Kits, xoBeauty, Huda Beauty & Laneige

 XOBEAUTY SHIMMER FAN BRUSH
NZD $19.00 | XOBEAUTY

xoBeauty Shimmer Fan Brush is designed for those who want a glowing complexion. The Shimmer Fan Brush has the perfect density of soft hairs, just enough to provide a flawless application with easy blending. xoBeauty has suggested to use the brush with a highlight powder and gently sweep along your nose, cheekbones, forehead and cupids bow.

Collective Haul ft. Kylie Lip Kits, xoBeauty, Huda Beauty & Laneige

Huda Beauty is probably one of the most talked about beauty brands on Instagram, almost all the accounts I follow raves about their products and I have been so curious about their liquid lipsticks.

This was my first time buying from Huda Beauty and from the day I placed my order until I received my parcel it only took four days! I bought two pairs of lashes is Samantha and Carmen, and I also bought one liquid lipstick in Venus and one lip pencil in Gossip Gurl.

The products were sent in a bubble wrap padded courier bag, the products are not packaged individually and neither did they arrived damaged. My order was mixed up though as I bought one liquid lipstick and one lip pencil, but they have sent me two liquid lipsticks instead.

Collective Haul ft. Kylie Lip Kits, xoBeauty, Huda Beauty & Laneige

 HUDA BEAUTY LIQUID LIPSTICK | VENUS
USD $20.00 | HUDA BEAUTY

Huda Beauty Liquid Matte in Venus is described as a deep taupe brown, It has a comfortable and lightweight formula that offers hydration during wear and it claims to be transfer-free with an amazing staying power. Venus feels comfy upon application and the shade is a brown-ish nude that is suitable for daily wear. Huda Beauty liquid matte has a coconut scent, it smells delicious and the only downside is that the formula feels a little drying towards the end of wear.

 HUDA BEAUTY LIQUID LIPSTICK | GOSSIP GURL
USD $20.00 | HUDA BEAUTY

Huda Beauty Liquid Matte in Gossip Gurl is described as an every cute pink. When I placed my order I bought the Lip Contour in Gossip Gurl, but they have sent me the liquid lipstick instead.

Collective Haul ft. Kylie Lip Kits, xoBeauty, Huda Beauty & Laneige

 HUDA BEAUTY LASHES | SAMANTHA & CARMEN
SAMANTHA USD $20.00 & CARMEN USD $18.00 | HUDA BEAUTY

Huda Beauty Lashes is made of natural fibers, they are cruelty-free and lightweight making them perfect for a super natural look. These lashes can be used multiple times depending on care.

Collective Haul ft. Kylie Lip Kits, xoBeauty, Huda Beauty & Laneige
Collective Haul ft. Kylie Lip Kits, xoBeauty, Huda Beauty & Laneige
Collective Haul ft. Kylie Lip Kits, xoBeauty, Huda Beauty & Laneige
Collective Haul ft. Kylie Lip Kits, xoBeauty, Huda Beauty & Laneige
Collective Haul ft. Kylie Lip Kits, xoBeauty, Huda Beauty & Laneige

Last but not least, a Laneige order from GMarket!

Laneige has recently launched its' collaboration with Lucky Chouette, a Korean clothing brand and the Limited Edition collection comes packaged with cute owls designs on the packaging.

I had a look on eBay at first and not many sellers were selling this range yet, plus the ones that were selling the prices were very expensive, so I decided to try GMarket, a Korean version of eBay without the bidding on auctions, since I am not that familiar with GMarket, I can only assume that it is a Korean version of the Chinese Taobao.

My first shopping experience with GMarket was great, apart from the shipping prices, it was hella expensive and it took a total of six days for my parcel to arrive. I bought all three items from two different sellers and it was all a great experience.

Collective Haul ft. Kylie Lip Kits, xoBeauty, Huda Beauty & Laneige
Collective Haul ft. Kylie Lip Kits, xoBeauty, Huda Beauty & Laneige

 LANEIGE X LUCKY CHOUETTE MULTI COLOR
₩ 21,120 | GMARKET

Laneige x Lucky Chouette Multi Color can be used as an eyeshadow, a blush or a highlighter. I thought that the promotional photos were a little misleading as I thought that the pink eyes of the owl is part of the blush, but when I see the real thing, I realized the pink eyes are just printed on the decal, and the area of the eyes is actually filled with glittery white powder.

Collective Haul ft. Kylie Lip Kits, xoBeauty, Huda Beauty & Laneige
Collective Haul ft. Kylie Lip Kits, xoBeauty, Huda Beauty & Laneige

 LANEIGE X LUCKY CHOUETTE SERUM DROP TINT
₩ 20,600 | GMARKET

Laneige x Lucky Chouette Serum Drop Tint is described as a vivid color tint that keeps the lips moisturized with its ingredients of serum oil. It is available ten shades and I have Cheeky Cherry.

Collective Haul ft. Kylie Lip Kits, xoBeauty, Huda Beauty & Laneige

 LANEIGE X LUCKY CHOUETTE BB PORE CONTROL 
₩ 46,810 | GMARKET

Lastly, the Laneige Pore Control BB Cushion, my all time favourite! If you have oily skin and you are looking for a face product that covers imperfection, minimize pores, brightens up your complexion, long wearing and provides that flawless skin look, then this is the BB Cushion that you need to try! I have tried other cushion BB and it seems that non can compare to this one!