iHerb Haul ♡ Everyone Is Talking About It.


iHerb is the most talked about online stores on Beauty Review and if I didn't join the BR forum, I would've never find out about this awesome website! Even if I did, I probably wouldn't purchase from the site cause it looks confusing and it's just not the type of online stores that I always shop from.

"iHerb sells nutritional supplements and other healthy products, iHerb carries one of the largest selection of high-quality nutritional products in the world" as stated in the About iHerb section on their website.

So far I have only made one purchase from the site and I always head straight to the beauty section and sometimes the snack and chocolate section. iHerb sells things from skin care, bath & beauty to grocery, pets, sports, herbs and more.

E.L.F. Cosmetics: [from left to right] / matte lip color - coral, luscious liquid lipstick - pink lemonade & strawberry and plumping lip glaze - fire coral.

From my first purchase, I bought four E.L.F cosmetics lips products. E.L.F is so SO affordable on iHerb! Prices are as low as only $1.99 for a lip gloss. I got a matte lip color in the shade coral, two luscious liquid lipsticks in the shades pink lemonade and strawberry and also a plumping lip glaze in the shade fire coral.

Physician's Formula nude wear glow blush

I have been eyeing up on the Physician's Formula Nude Wear blush for a long time, but it is very hard to find in New Zealand. Super glad to find it on iHerb! I bought this for the pretty packaging. LOl :p

Physician's Formula nude wear glow blush
Physician's Formula nude wear glow blush
Physician's Formula nude wear glow blush
Swatches of Physician's Formula nude wear glow blush on fingers
Swatches of Physician's Formula nude wear glow blush on bare arm
the last two swatches (on the right) are swatches of all color mix together

E.L.F. luscious liquid lipstick - pink lemonade (left) & strawberry (right)
E.L.F. luscious liquid lipstick - strawberry (left) & pink lemonade (right)

Not much a fan of these twisty tubes >.<, takes forever to squeeze out some products. I must say thou, for $1.99 it's very worth it! The colors are all super gorgeous ~

E.L.F. luscious liquid lipstick - strawberry
E.L.F. luscious liquid lipstick - pink lemonade
Swatches of E.L.F. luscious liquid lipsticks on bare arm 
E.L.F. plumping lip glaze - fire coral
E.L.F. plumping lip glaze - fire coral
E.L.F. plumping lip glaze - fire coral
E.L.F. plumping lip glaze - fire coral (clear gloss side)
E.L.F. plumping lip glaze - fire coral (clear gloss side)
Swatches of E.L.F. plumping lip glaze - fire coral
E.L.F. matte lip color - coral
E.L.F. matte lip color - coral
Swatches of E.L.F. matte lip color - coral on bare arm

Besides all those you see above, I also got a Real Techniques complexion sponge, EcoTools kabuki brush (both had a bath time, so they didn't appear in their photoshoot :p), Nestle hot chocolate mix (OMG yummies drink for breakfast at work! It's out of stock at the moment :( waiting for iHerb to restock so I can get more ^-^) and Pretzel in milk chocolate (mmm so yum! I love pretzel!)

All together came to USD$30.38 including shipping (USD$8.00), originally was USD$40.38 and I received $10.00 off with a promo code for my first order (use code MHT419 to get $10.00 off your first iHerb purchase).

I choose the $8.00 postage for the DHL shipping option and my order arrived, packed well, without a receipt in a medium size box within 5 days. Some people chose the $4.00 postage option and ends up having to wait for months to get their parcel, it was sent without a tracking number so I see some people got really worries. So I recommend the $8.00 postage option.

iHerb is a USA company and they ships internationally, click here to see if they ship to your country.

Anyways, so much blabbing! What do you think of my haul? Have you purchased from iHerb? 

If you're planning to place your first order, don't forget to use code: MHT419 to get $10.00 off your first iHerb purchase ;) and share with me what you bought etc, you know I'm pretty nosey hehe.

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MAC Bad Girl Gone Good Blush ♥ Review & Swatches

Recently I have been loving the MAC Bad Girl Gone Good blush and it's time I write up a review, show some swatches and take some selfie ;) & of course, if you have been a long-time reader of my blog, you'd know I like to post a lot of pictures of the products I am reviewing.

MAC Bad Girl Gone Good blush
MAC Bad Girl Gone Good blush

When MAC launched the RiRi Hearts MAC Fall 2013 Collection, I thought I'll pass... OK Don't shoot me ~ Not everyone is a Rihanna fan. 

I later regret not getting anything from this collection cause the packaging is to die-for! I may not be a Rihanna fan, but I am a sucker for cute packagings; you would've know by now. ^-^

MAC Bad Girl Gone Good blush

I bought the MAC Bad Girl Gone Good Blush from makeupemporium1, if you're not familiar with her, she sells 100% authentic MAC on eBay. I got this information from Specktra and I also had a great experience with her.

MAC Bad Girl Gone Good blush
Packaging: MAC Bad Girl Gone Good Blush comes in a gorgeous rose gold metallic packaging with hot pink hand-writing on top of the compact. The pink and the rose gold just go so well together! You know I bought this only for the packaging right...? & Like most products that I buy only for their cute / pretty packagings, I often don't expect to fall in-love with the products too; but I did, with this blush!

MAC Bad Girl Gone Good blush

MAC Bad Girl Gone Good Blush is described as a "warm cooper" shade. It's a dusty orange brown color that looks absolutely gorgeous on my NC25 skin tone. When I first tried this, I remember swirling my blush brush around trying to get a good amount of product on the brush, I ended up looking like Snooki (in her Jersey Shore days). After that I have learn to apply with a lighter hand to avoid looking like a clown!

As much as I love pink and I always buy everything pink ~ I kind of lean towards to coral / peachy shades when it comes to blushes and that is one of the reasons why I absolutely adore the MAC Bad Girl Gone Good Blush! When applies on my cheek, the blush appears to be more peachy than orangey.

Swatches:
Swatches of MAC Bad Girl Gone Good blush on my fingers
Swatches of MAC Bad Girl Gone Good blush on skin
Wearing MAC Bad Girl Gone Good blush with flash
Wearing MAC Bad Girl Gone Good blush without flash & in natural lighting

What do you think? Are you a fan of MAC Bad Girl Gone Good?

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Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain ♥ Cherish Devotion


During the Auckland Big Bucket makeup sale in March, I grab two Revlon just bitten kissable balm stains for only $7.00 each. It's such a good price! If I was to purchase them in-stores, it would cost at least $20.00 each.


I bought two shades: Lovesick Passionnee and Cherish Devotion. So far I have only tried Cherish Devotion and today I am going to swatch and review it.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain - Cherish Devotion

Revlon claims these just bitten kissable balm stains gives softer , smoother lips  with a flush of color ✓ that lasts hour after hour  , it is a lightweight lipstain plus moisturizing balm and that 100% of women who tried it felt their lips were instantly moisturized ✗ with a soft stain of color. The balm stains does make my lips softer and smoother, but the smoothness only last for the first half hour then it starts to dry up and crack my lips; the lips color last up to nearly three hours before it starts to disappear and leave a stain.

Cherish is a pretty pink-ish purple-toned color that is good for everyday wear, while wearing this on my lips, it is showing as a more softer and sheer shade. When I first apply, it is showing as a pink-ish shade and after three hours of wearing time, the pink shade starts to disappear and leave a pink-ish purple stain.

If I remember correctly, this is the first time I try a lip product that shapes like a pen / crayon and I am actually really enjoying it! At first it was a bit un-comfortable, It was a bit awkward using a chubby pen to draw on my lips, but then I got used to it after a few use. The Revlon balm stain is easy to apply and it has a nice minty smell which I love! I like that it has a twisty bits at the end to avoid sharpening and wasting product.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain - Lovesick Passionnee

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain swatches: Left - Lovesick Passionnee & Right - Cherish Devotion

Swatch on lips: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain - Cherish Devotion


Do you own any Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains? How do you like it?

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MAC ♡ Proenza Schouler Lipsticks Swatches


I wasn't planning on purchasing anything from this collection cause of many reasons, for example: the packaging, the shades and the price. I ended up with all four lipsticks anyway, cause... well, I am addicted to limited edition products LOl and I love lipsticks!


At first I wasn't fully impressed with the packaging when I saw pictures of the MAC Proenza Schouler collection, I wished they have designed the lipsticks in their usual tube with some ombre shadings instead of in a square tube. I honestly didn't expect to fall in-love with this collection!

When I received all four lipsticks, my view on the MAC Proenza Schouler collection just totally changed! I am a sucker for cute packagings and I would sometimes buy a product just for the packaging. I wouldn't say the Proenza Schouler lipsticks have "cute" packagings, but I really like the metallic ombre shading, the more I look at it, the more in-love I am with the design!

I went from not fully impressed with this collection to totally impressed. I wasn't feeling the lipsticks colors at first as well, the shades all look too ordinary to me on the computer screen. Who would've know, as soon as I swatched these, BAM! My views totally changed!

Mangrove (matte), Primrose (lustre), Woodrose (lustre) and Pinkfringe (satin)

The MAC Proenza Schouler lipsticks comes in four limited edition shades, I bought all four lipsticks from Nordstrom, USD $22.00 each. So expensive right =.= Check out all four gorgeous shades below.

MAC Mangrove - bright orangey red with a matte finish.

I own a few MAC matte lipsticks like Candy Yum Yum and Ruby Woo and I always feel like it's very hard to apply without having to tug and drag my lips. I was very surprised to find MAC Mangrove being quite easy to apply, it applies smoothly and evenly with a rich opaque red color and it allows me to apply smoothly without dragging and tugging my lips. 

MAC Pinkfringe - flamingo pink with a satin finish.

If you are a pink lover, you will love this; this is absolutely gorgeous with a super cute name! Pinkfringe is described as a "vivid flamingo pink", it does not look as crazy and scary as you would imagine when you hear the word "vivid". The shade is not as opaque and it's build-able. I think I like the swatches (below) better than the lipstick in the tube.

MAC Primrose - sheer berry plum with lustre finish.

Dark berry plum shade is not my usual color choice for lips products, I can't imagine me wearing this outside the house, or my room and I definitely can't wear that to work (a law office environment), especially when I only wear pink and nudes shades to work; but believe it or not?! Primrose is my favourite lipstick out of all four from the MAC Proenza Schouler collection. I love that you can wear it sheer, with a hint of dark plum color and/or you can build it up and give that full dark vampy berry plum lips.

MAC Woodrose - sheer pink beige with lustre finish.

I love my nude lipsticks, but I have to say Woodrose is not much but a pretty name. I may change my view on this later, like always ~ This is my least favourite out of all four lipsticks. Woodrose is a sheer pink-ish beige with a hint of shine, this was one of my first choice from all four MAC Proenza Schouler lipsticks and I don't know why I have a love-hate feeling with this?! I guess it's just compare to Mangrove, Pinkfringe and Primrose; Woodrose seems to be nothing special.

Swatches of MAC Proenza Schouler lipsticks

Primrose, Mangrove, Pinkfringe and Woodrose

Did you pick up anything from the MAC Proenza Schouler collection? Which of these lipsticks do you like best?

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