MAC Haul & First Impression ♡ ft. Scented Fix +, Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator, Essential Oils, Waterproof Brow Set & Lipglass in Original Packaging

MAC Haul April 2017

Today I am sharing with you Part A of my recent MAC haul which includes some skincare and a few of the OG Lipglasses. Just incase that you haven't heard or noticed, a month ago MAC has revamped their Lipglass line with all new packaging and new pricing. The formula hasn't changed, but comparing to the OG Lipglass, the new ones are a lot bulkier and more expensive.

I was lucky enough to grab three of the MAC OG Lipglass including Nymphette, which I had my eyes on for a very very long time and I was even more glad that I bought them with such good sale prices when they were being placed in the GoodBye section.

If you are a MAC collector, you would know that MAC used to NEVER EVER goes on sale and ever since they begins the MAC Select program, they starts to occasionally offers 25% discount to their MAC Select members, on top of all that discounts, they have this GoodBye page which is filled with products that are to be discontinued with amazing sale prices.


MAC Prep + Prime Coconut / Rose / Lavender Fix +

MAC Sized to Go Prep + Prime Fix + in Lavender, Rose and Coconut is from the Work It Out Collection which was launched in March. These are not new products as I remember trying them a few years ago and to be honest I am still unsure of  the exact purpose of Fix + ?

MAC has described the Prep + Prime Fix + as a lightweight water mist that refresh skin and finish makeup, some people says that it's a makeup setting spray, while others says that it does not set your makeup at all, but it does refresh your skin like a moisturiser and it can also use to make your eyeshadow pops if the quality is not as pigmented. 

Lately I have been using the Fix + in Lavender a lot during the day at work as my skin tends to get very oily even in not-so-humid environment. I would use the Fix + after I blot my face with blotting papers and I find that it does refresh my skin and make my face less oily, I would have to repeat the steps a couple of times during the day, so far I am loving the refreshing feeling, but if I was using the Fix + for this purpose only, I don't think it's a must have item in my collection because it's not comparable to the other setting sprays I own.

MAC Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator

MAC Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator is described as a highly-effective cleanser and exfoliator that unclogs pores and adds instant moisture. It is a dual-purpose cleansing and exfoliating scrub with the key claims and benefits of controls oil, smoothes skin, adding instant moisture and leaving skin feeling soft and comfortably clean.

This is my first time trying out the MAC Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator and so far it has left me with a great first impression. Although it is quite expensive and it didn't perform 100% perfect, like I couldn't see any great results on the pores, the blackheads and my skin wasn't left ultra smooth; but I like that the texture of this exfoliator is not so extreme and harsh on the skin as I scrub. I also like that it makes my skin clearer and I don't have to put on moisturiser immediately after use.

MAC Prep + Prime Essential Oils Grapefruit & Chamomile


MAC Prep + Prime Essential Oils Grapefruit & Chamomile is described as an unique oil that leaves skin feeling energised and moisturised with a healthy glow, it smoothes, hydrates, clarifies, improve radiance and condition skin and it can be used alone or under makeup.

I have been using the Prep + Prime Essential Oils as a morning moisturiser on days that I wear absolutely no face makeup and I love that it keeps my face hydrated all day, my face tends to get oily from time to time and it's normal because I have naturally oily skin, but I especially love that the Prep + Prime Essential Oils doesn't make my face feel greasy.

MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Set


Back with the MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Set, this is my first time re-purchasing a MAC makeup item and it actually surprise me because I never expect myself to hit pan or empty any MAC products as I own too many. 

I wasn't a fan of the MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Set when I tried it for the first time, but it has slowly become a holy grail product after using it continuously for weeks. 

MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Set is described as a non-greasy brush-on gel that grooms and defines brows into shape while naturally shading them to create subtle or dramatic looks. It has the key claims and benefits of being waterproof, long-wearing (wear up to 8 hours), flake-proof and smudge-proof with no clumping. It also claims to stay through sweat and humidity. 

MAC Lipglass Nymphette / Dreamy / Lychee Luxe

Last but not least, I picked up three MAC Lipglass in the original packaging in the shades Nymphette (sunny golden pink), Dreamy (gold glittered pink) and Lychee Luxe (pinky-coral with golden shimmer). The OG Lipglass are no longer but these shades are available to purchase in the new packaging.

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The Glory of Tang Dynasty ♡ Shen Zhen Zhu Inspired Makeup Look 【大唐荣耀沈珍珠仿妆】

The Glory of Tang Dynasty
Shen Zhen Zhu
inspired makeup look

【大唐荣耀沈珍珠仿妆】

(view the original photos here)

The Glory of Tang Dynasty Shen Zhen Zhu Inspired Makeup Look
The Glory of Tang Dynasty Shen Zhen Zhu Inspired Makeup Look
The Glory of Tang Dynasty Shen Zhen Zhu Inspired Makeup Look
The Glory of Tang Dynasty Shen Zhen Zhu Inspired Makeup Look
The Glory of Tang Dynasty Shen Zhen Zhu Inspired Makeup Look
The Glory of Tang Dynasty Shen Zhen Zhu Inspired Makeup Look

LUSH Haul ♡ ft. Easter 2017 Collection: Golden Egg & Bunch Of Carrots

Lush Haul ft.  Easter 2017 Collection

It's been a long time since I have shared with you a LUSH haul and today I am back with a bunch of new bath bombs that I have recently picked up including a few from the Easter Collection!

So far I have only tried The Intergalactic Bath Bomb which turned my bathtub into a stunning galaxy and The Fizzbanger Bath Bomb which made me feel as if I was bathing in a tub of Fanta. I love both of them and I love the little surprises in each of these products, but I have recently noticed that LUSH Bath Bombs stains my bathtub so badly! If I don't scrub my bathtub immediately after use, the stains are very hard to remove the next day and that is very frustrating because the last thing you want to do after a bath is to clean... right?!

Anyway, I have been filming LUSH Bath Bomb demos and I will put them altogether in a blog post once I have tried all the products from this haul. Seriously, they are so satisfying to watch and I cannot wait to share with you the surprises in each of these bath bombs and how they fizz in the water.

Lush Haul ft.  Easter 2017 Collection
Lush Golden Egg Bath Bomb Melt 

LUSH GOLDEN EGG BATH BOMB MELT
$9.50 | Easter Collection

Lush Bunch of Carrots Reusable Bubble Bar

LUSH BUNCH OF CARROTS REUSABLE BUBBLE BAR
$12.50 | Easter Collection

Lush Pink Flamingo Reusable Bubble Bar

LUSH PINK FLAMINGO REUSABLE BUBBLE BAR | $12.50

Lush The Experimenter Bath Bomb

LUSH THE EXPERIMENTER BATH BOMB | $10.50

Lush Ladybug Bubble Bar

LUSH LADYBUG BUBBLE BAR | $10.50

Lush Fizzbanger Bath Bomb

LUSH FIZZBANGER BATH BOMB | $7.90

Lush Intergalactic Bath Bomb

LUSH INTERGALACTIC BATH BOMB | $10.50

have you tried any of these bath bombs?
and which one is your favourite?


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MAC x Ellie Goulding Only You Lipstick ♡ Review, Like, Dislike & Swatches

Today I am sharing with you my review of the MAC x Ellie Goulding Lipstick in Only You. 

MAC has collaborated with singer / songwriter Ellie Goulding in 2015 and together they have created a makeup collection which features face, eyes and lips products in peachy neutral shades. 

If I say that I had no idea who Ellie Goulding was until I saw the launch of her MAC collection, will you throw your lipsticks at me?! Please don't ruin your lipsticks heheh ~ It's no surprise that I didn't know who Ellie Goulding was because nowadays I listen to mostly C-pop and K-pop.

Since I am not a fan of Ellie Goulding, or more correctly, I didn't know who she was, her overall collaboration with MAC Cosmetics didn't appeal to me as much as other Limited Edition collections from MAC. The only item I got from this collection is the lipstick in Only You, it was on sale and it looks pretty in most online swatches and ya'know, I gotta have it.

MAC x Ellie Goulding Only You Lipstick
MAC x Ellie Goulding Only You Lipstick
MAC x Ellie Goulding Only You Lipstick

MAC x Ellie Goulding Lipstick comes in a Limited Edition packaging which features a shiny black lipstick tube and Ellie Goulding's logo printed in a rose gold shade, the logo is also embossed on the lipstick itself.

MAC Only You Lipstick is described as a mid-tone coral with a cremesheen finish. The colour shown up on my light to medium skin tone as a salmon-ish peachy pink, it has a great pigmentation that is sheer upon first application and it is buildable to your desire opacity, the colour will eventually becomes a full opaque coverage with a couple of swipes.

MAC Cremesheen finish is one of the most comfortable lipstick formula to wear, although it sometimes emphasize dry patches and lip lines, plus the application isn't always very smooth; but that doesn't bother me too much because the formula soften once it warms up on the lips.

Only You wears for approximately three hours on me, then when the colors fades away, the faded into the 'lip line look' which I really dislike as a lot of times I am unaware of it and it looks like I draw my lip line and forgot to fill in my lipstick on the day.

MAC x Ellie Goulding Only You Lipstick
MAC x Ellie Goulding Only You Lipstick
** arm swatch photo taken in daylight without flash **
MAC x Ellie Goulding Only You Lipstick
** lip swatch photo taken in night time with ring light **


 THINGS I LIKE 
vanilla scent
comfortable to wear
perfect office-wear shade
"only you" such a cute name
Ellie Goulding logo embossed on lipstick

 THINGS I DISLIKE 
packaging so boring
not long-wearing
fading into lip line
LE no longer available to buy
I don't own any dupes >.<


have you tried any products from the MAC x Ellie Goulding collection?
are you a big fan of Ellie Goulding?

What's In My Daily Makeup Drawer?! ♡ ft. Newly Testing & Holy Grail Beauty Products


I have been wanting to share with you my makeup collection for a very long time, but I haven't been able to because I am always adding new products to the collection and I never know when I will REALLY stop buying more makeup.

So today I am sharing with you a small part of my makeup collection which includes most of my holy grail makeup products and also some new items that I am currently testing. I store them all in a large acrylic four-drawers beauty box which I named it the "Daily Makeup Drawer" as it contains items that I use on a daily basis.

TOP DRAWER 

The top drawer is quite small, it's about 1 inch deep, so the items that I placed in this drawer cannot be too tall or too big.

I mostly store samples that I want to try and also small items such as mascara, brow gels and brow pencils in the top drawer.



 Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes Mascara 
 MAC False Lashes Mascara
 Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara -  LOVE  
 Mac Pro Longer Waterproof Brow Set -  Holy Grail 
 Chosungah 22 Dong Gong Minn Brow
 Etude House Dr. Mascara Fixer -  great for short lashes
 Innisfree Auto Eyebrow Pencil

SECOND DRAWER 

As you may already know, I go absolutely nuts when it comes to lip products, so it's definitely no surprise that I have SO MANY different types of lip products in my Daily Makeup Drawer.




LIP TREATMENTS

 Carmex Original Jar -  Holy Grail 
 Lucas Papaw Ointmint
 Innisfree Canola Honey Lip Balm

LIPSTICKS

 Lipstick Queen Frog Prince Lipstick -  click here for my review
 MAC x Proenza Schouler Lipstick "Woodrose" -  click here for my review
 Guerlain Kiss Kiss Lipstick "366 Fall in Rose" -  click here for my first impression
 MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil "Pleasant" -  click here for my review
 MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil "Fearless" -  click here for my review
 Holika Holika Heartful Moisture Lipstick "PK121" -  click here for my review
 YSL Rouge Pur Couture "#5 Beige Etrusque"
 MAC Lipstick "Hoop" -  LOVE  -  click here for my review
 MAC Liptensity Lipstick "Smoked Almond" -  currently testing
 The Face Shop x Disney Princess Moisture Touch Lipstick "BR02" -  currently testing
 ColourPop x Hello Kitty Lippie Stix "Konnichiwa" -  Holy Grail 
 ColourPop Matte X Lippie Stix "Cami" -  Holy Grail 
 MAC x Ellie Goulding Lipstick "Only You"
 MAC x Toledo Lipstick "Oxblood" -  Holy Grail  -  click here for my review
 Chanel Harmonie Levres Arabesque Lip Palette 

LIP PENCILS

 MAC Lip Pencil "Soar"
 Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat "Pillow Talk" -  Holy Grail  

LIP GLOSS

 MAC Lipglass "Feeling Fine" -  LOVE  
 MAC Dazzleglass "Sugarrimmed" -  click here for my review
 YSL Vernis A Levres Plump Up Glossy Stain -  click here for my first impression

LIP TINTS

 Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm "Sweet Peach"
 LUSH Lip Tint "Latte" -  LOVE  
 LUSH Lip Tint "Santa Baby"
 Aritaum Volume Up Oil Tint "#3 Bounce Pink" -  LOVE  

LIQUID LIPSTICKS

 Too Faced Melted Liquified Lipstick "Melted Peony" -  click here for my review
 MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick "Back in Vogue" -  LOVE  
 Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick "Lolita II" -  currently testing
 ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip "Dopey" -  Holy Grail  
 ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip "November" -  LOVE  
 ColourPop x Hello Kitty Ultra Satin Lip "Lock Diary" -  currently testing
 NARS Velvet Lip Glide "Playpen" -  LOVE  
 Ofra x Manny MUA Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick "Charmed" -  currently testing
 Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick "Canvas"
 Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick "Patina"
 Guerlain Rouge G L'Extrait Lip Color "M65 Paresse" -  Holy Grail  -  click here for my review






THIRD DRAWER 

The third drawer is all about palettes, blushes, highlighters and bronzers! I am going through the highlighter obsessing phase lately, so I have added plenty of new products to my collection. A lot of the products in this drawer are newly purchased and currently testing.



PALETTES

 Charlotte Tilbury Instant Beauty Palette "The Dolce Vita Look" -  currently testing -  I have only used the cheek shades, the highlighter and the bronzer
 NARS Nordstrom's Best Cheek Palette -  LOVE  -  click here for my first impression
 BECCA x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette -  LOVE  -  I love mixing the shades Champagne Pop and Prosecco Pop and I adore the blush shade in Rose Spritz
 Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Palette -  Holy Grail 
 Guerlain Petrouchka Eye & Blush Palette -  LOVE  -  not big on the eyeshadows, but I am a huge fan of the blushes! So pigmented and silky smooth ~ click here for my first impression


BLUSHER

 Canmake Mat Fluer Cheek Blush "Matte Girly Rose" -  LOVE 
 MAC Bad Girl Gone Good Blush -  Holy Grail  -  click here for my review
 Etude House Berry Delicious Cream Blusher "PK001" -  LOVE 
 Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush "Luminous Flush" -  LOVE  -  click here for my review
 BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector "Rose Gold"

HIGHLIGHTER & BRONZER

 Canmake Nose Shader Powder
 Canmake Nose / Face Shadow Powder Shading "#1 Danish Brown" -  LOVE 
 Canmake Glow Fluer Highlighter "Planet Light" -  LOVE 
 Laura Geller New York Baked Galeto Swirl Illuminator
 ColourPop Pearlized Highlighter "Monster"
 ColourPop Pearlized Highlighter "Wisp" -  Holy Grail 
 BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured "Moonstone"





BOTTOM DRAWER 

Lastly, the bottom drawer contains mostly face products such as primers, foundation, BB / CC cream, powers and concealers. I have noticed that my skin is in pretty good conditions lately, so I haven't been using too much foundations and BB cream etc... but when I do, all the products that I store in my bottom drawer are those that I know I can grab and go.



BB / CC CUSHION

 The Face Shop x My Other Bag CC Oil Control Water Cushion -  click here for my first impression
 CLIO Kill Cover Liquid Founwear Cushion -  click here for my review
 Laneige x Playnomore Pore Control BB Cushion -  Holy Grail 
 Laneige x Lucky Chouette Pore Control BB Cushion

FOUNDATION

 MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterporoof Foundation
 MAC Pro Longwear Foundation -  Holy Grail 
 YSL Fusion Ink Foundation -  Holy Grail 
 Candy Doll Liquid Foundation
 Lancome Absolue Sublime Radiance Compact Foundation

POWDER

 Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder -  Holy Grail 
 MAC x Chris Chang Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Pressed Powder



CONCEALER / BRIGHTENER

 YSL Touche Eclat Highlighter -  Holy Grail  
 CLIO Kill Cover Pro Artist Liquid Concealer

PRIMER

 Guerlain L'Or Radiance Face Primer -  LOVE 
 Lancome Absolue Sublime Golden Glow Hydrating Makeup Base
 BECCA Backlight Priming Filter
 Etude House Beauty Shot Face Blur -  Holy Grail  
 Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow -  LOVE 



have you tried the products mentioned in my Daily Makeup Drawer?
share with me a few of your Holy Grail products!

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