Makeup Sales Haul ☆

I went to the Big Bucket Deal makeup sale yesterday and picked up a few beauty products. Some of these prices are so cheap, especially these drugstore brands lipsticks were only $5.00, so affordable I couldn't resist! I am still on a shopping ban, well kind of ~ so I didn't go absolutely crazy!

REVLON Just Bitten Lipstain + Balm in the shade Beloved; the balm on the other end came broken :/

REVLON Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in shades 020 Lovesick Passionnee and 015 Cherish Devotion; excited to try these ~ they're both beautiful pink shades.

MAYBELLINE ColorSensational Vivids Lipsticks in shades (left to right) 970 Electric Fuchsia, 980 Orange Edge and 975 Pop of Cherry.

970 Electric Fuchsia
980 Orange Edge
975 Pop of Cherry
MAYBELLINE ColorSensational Popsticks in shade 020 Tropical Pink; I have been looking everywhere for these popsticks for a long time now, eBay sells them for very expensive and I don't ever see these in NZ stores so I didn't expect to find this at the makeup sale ~ So happy I finally own one of these cool things ^^ I haven't tried / swatch this yet so I can't say much but I love the fresh orange scent!

REVLON Fabulash Waterproof Mascara in shade 021 Blackest Black.

MAYBELLINE Color Tattoo 24 Hour Eyeshadow in shade Painted Purple; I only realized it's been swatched / used when I opened it at home :( so disappointed I didn't check it carefully while at the makeup sale. *sigh* Most of the products there are opened and a lot of them people have swatched but when I picked up this one it was sealed so I didn't think anyone would go and use it then seal it back y'know?! Anyway, it really doesn't matter but I would just prefer a brand new one, who knows what dirty hands have dipped into this pot? :S

If you went to the Big Bucket Deal makeup / fragrance sale this weekend too, show me what you bought :p cause I like to be nosy heheh.

Sleek Makeup Lip 4 Palette - Mardi Gras - ♥ Pictures

I have recently picked up Sleek Makeup Lip 4 Palette in "Mardi Gras" for only NZD $6.95! This is my first Sleek Makeup product and I am very impressed ~ Love their packaging and the shades are very pigmented! At the moment I can't say much and I won't be reviewing these until I have used them for a reasonable time. Right now please enjoy some of these gorgeous pictures I took of the lip palette.


Avon Ultra Glazewear Lip Gloss - Intense Plum - ♥ Swatches & Review


I have recently joined Beauty Review, a beauty communities in New Zealand which you can discuss all things beauty in the forum or review products you have used, sometimes if you're lucky, Beauty Review will give you opportunities like sending you free beauty products to review!

Within just a week of joining Beauty Review, I was lucky enough to receive an invite to review a lip gloss. I was given an Avon Ultra Glazewear Lip Gloss in Intense Plum.


Avon Ultra Glazewear Lip Gloss doesn't feel sticky or tacky and won't bleed or feather as Beauty Review stated. Wrapped in shea butter, each shades glides on smoothly, it gives the brilliant shine effect leaving lips totally drenched in rich color.

Avon Ultra Glazewear Lip Gloss is easy to apply, glides on smoothly and it isn't sticky, the lip gloss comes in a nice and sleek packaging, it's simple and easy to carry around in your purse. The shade isn't as intense as it's name "Intense Plum", you can either wear it sheer or you can build it up for an 'intense' plum look. I love the shade, it's absolutely gorgeous, it has a hint of shimmer when apply a couple of coats on.

On the downside is this lip gloss doesn't stay on for long. I would apply a few coats of the lip gloss while getting ready for work in the morning and when I arrive at work half an hour later the shade fades a little, then I would have to re-apply after eating and/or drinking. Also, the lip gloss does give those shine effect but when apply on my lips it appeals oily.

swatched a couple coats of Avon Ultra Glazewear Lip Gloss Intense Plum on my arm

wearing the lip gloss sheer

wearing the lip gloss intense


OVERALL RATING

Happy 1st Bloggersary ♡


It's been one year since I started this little beauty blog and I can't believe how time flies ~ This blog has bought me so much joy! I feel like during this year of blogging, I have learn a lot of beauty tips and tricks within the beauty communities, I have improved my writing skills and photography skills as I always expect my pictures to be perfect (if you haven't notice :p).

I also have met so many amazing bloggers who loves doing the same things I do.

I want to say a big thank you to every single person who has ever drop by my blog, I really appreciate all your comments and the traffic you guys bring to my little blog. The thought of having people from all around the world reading my blog just makes me very happy, especially when people drop by and tells me how much they enjoy my blog :) I love it when my readers interact with me, so don't ever feel shy to say hi ^^ ~

Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Pink Shock ♡ Review + Swatches

I have tried those regular Maybelline Baby Lips lip balms and I don't like them as much as everyone does. Their strong lip balms taste is such a turn-off to me and I would avoid using and buying them even thou they're super cute and also very affordable. So I was very lucky to be able to try Maybelline Baby Lips Electro - Pink Shock! In New Zealand we only have the regular Baby Lips in-store, it seems like only cool things are sold in America.


Maybelline Baby Lips Electro is a Limited Edition collection which comes with six gorgeous neon shades. I love the cute packaging from this collection and the lip balm scent / taste fabulous! Pink Shock smells and taste like raspberries and I think because it has a strong fruity smell, those lip balms smells don't really exist? (Hopefully I am making sense, cause it is hard to explain those lip balms smell).


Maybelline claims the Baby Lips Electro lip balms will protects and moisturizes for a full 8 hours, these electric color pigments will give your lips a sheer jolt of neon color and will visibly renewed lips in 1 week.


Pink Shock is a sheer hot pink shade which is quite buildable, you can either wear it sheer pink or swipe a few layer to make it look more pigmented. The color last up to 3 hours, then it will starts to fade into pink stains. The lip balm is not as moisturizing as Maybelline claim it would be, it does leave my lips feeling soft, but I would have to re-apply throughout the day to keep it moisturized.

Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Pink Shock swatches on my hand

I am wearing a few layer to show a very pigmented shade in the above swatches of Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Pink Shock on my lips

I am not sure if these are still available in store in America, but these can be purchased from Amazon.

I absolutely adore these tinted baby lips, they are much more fancy than the original ones, they smell and taste better and the shades are beautiful! I hope New Zealand stores stock them soon ~ Pretty sure I am not the only one who drools over them when I see these on the internet!

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Where I Shop Online?

Below are a few of my favourite online stores that I highly recommend ^^ These are online stores from all around the world which I have shopped at and had an amazing experience with. These online shops includes beauty, fashion, accessories etc and the list is categorized according to countries.

New Zealand 

✿ http://paganmarie.com (ship worldwide)
✿ http://www.makeup.co.nz (ship within NZ only)
✿ http://beautybliss.co.nz (ship within NZ only)
✿ https://www.brandsexclusive.co.nz (ship within NZ only)
http://www.onceit.co.nz (ship NZ and Australia only)


United States

✿ http://www.sephora.com (ship USA & Canada)
✿ http://shop.nordstrom.com (ship worldwide, except beauty and jewellery products)
✿ http://www.saksfifthavenue.com (ship worldwide)
✿ http://www.net-a-porter.com (ship worldwide)
✿ http://www.juicycouture.com (ship worldwide)
✿ http://www.victoriassecret.com (ship worldwide)
✿ http://www.solestruck.com (ship worldwide)


United Kingdom

✿ http://www.asos.com (free shipping worldwide)
✿ http://www.beautybay.com (free shipping worldwide)


Korea

✿ http://beautynetkorea.com (ship worldwide)
✿ http://us.memebox.com (ship worldwide)


Ebay Sellers

makeupemporium1 (sells 100% authentic MAC & ship worldwide)
tosowoong (sells Korean beauty brand "Tosowoong" & ship worldwide)
f2plus1 (sells Korean cosmetics & ship worldwide) 
gvsavings1 (sells drugstore makeup & ship worldwide)

I will update this list when I get a chance to explore more online stores to add. 
Let me know your favourite online stores in the comment *below* so I can go and check it out too ^^


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St Patrick's Day Wearable & Party Makeup Looks ♥

St Patrick's Day wearable look
St Patrick's Day party look

Happy St Patrick's Day 
to those who celebrates it!
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