Thursday, 23 October 2014 Haul- 2

Hands up if you're an online shopping addict too? Its like a present to myself from myself. Last month I went a bit overboard with online shopping & the orders have finally started trickling in.

First up! Check out this haul. I've shopped from them before. They ship worldwide & stock irresistible products at shocking prices (especially for us in NZ). If not for the exorbitant shipping charges ($18 minimum), I'd be ordering from them every month. God bless StrawberryNet for free shipping. Amen! had a '40% off everything' promotion last month & 3 of us made a combined order. This is my tiny share of the load.

- 3 x NYX soft matte lip cream in 'Antwerp' ($6 USD, $3.60 on special) : This is my absolute fav lippy. I just can't survive without it. Hence ordered 3. Damn you flatmate for claiming one :(

- NYX Studio liquid liner in SLL101 'Extreme blue' ($4.50 USD, $2.70 on special): I've been obsessed with colored liners lately. Since Lime Crime Lazuli is so expensive, I've started looking for alternatives. Definitely reviewing this soon. Its super bright by the way, beats Lazuli too! Hoping stays that long as well.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid lipstick in 'Shocking Coral' ! A MAC Impassioned dupe? Review + Swatches!

This has to be the quickest blogpost I've ever done! Impromptu is the word! I always have a blog schedule thing going on for coming 2 weeks - which post would go live when (just schedule, no content... haha!) and this lipstick wasn't even on the list. How did it make it? Endorphin's... Confused much?

I had mood swings the other day. PMS! Mine's pretty crap. I cry for no reason & throw tantrums. Blame it all on stupid hormones. Anyways slip slap slop sunscreen & I drag myself out for a run with Sunshine- A glorious spring day in Auckland. Had a good half hour run. All charged up with Endorphin's, my mood is at its peak best, music's on. I open my lipstick drawer (God knows why!) & look for one I've never worn before (there are many!!). The neon packaging catches my eye.
Hello Mirror... One coat... Whoaa!! 2 coats... almost slapped myself for ignoring this lipstick for over an year. Totally shocked!! How & why is it so beautiful?

No makeup, piles of sunscreen, complimentary white cast face, chapped lips, bushy brows & a neon coral lipstick. #lemmetakeaselfiefirst.

Few selfies later- A blog post!

Friday, 17 October 2014

The Week Gone By! 5

Did anyone notice my absence on the blog this week? I bet none :p I was away in Auckland for 3 days for a work training. Yup! I already live in Auckland. Just drove to a different workplace this week which was directly proportional to no internet + no spare time. The best thing about it- lavish corporate lunches. The Felafel burgers, the red velvet cupcakes...mmm..yum! I'd certainly miss that.

Who doesn't love the feeling of not knowing what treat's in at lunch? I'm practically broke so can't afford to eat out. Leftovers from yesterday's dinner cannot be erased from memory. So basically cherished the surprises I experienced at lunch hour this week.
I didn't take any pictures of food. a. No one knows I blog b. Wouldn't that be weird? Surrounded by practically your future bosses!

I was honestly youngest & least experienced of them all but it felt good so never mind. We shall all get there one day! Isn't it?

That aside! Did you check out the crazy Diwali festival video I posted on our Facebook page? I did take a couple of videos from my phone as well... via Instagram & magically lost them. Arrghh...Technology!

The shopping ban vow that I took just last week went down the drain when I stumped into Daiso in the city during Diwali festival. It's basically a chain of Japanese knick knack stores selling stuff for $3.50 each. That's my haul up there ^^ Sunshine pouch (I mean how could I not buy that?), two silicone heat-resistant mats for the kitchen (that'll be groceries right?), a cute pair of scissors, beautiful lace tape (DIY brush holder?) and some nail art stuff. All up $20. How cool is that?

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Pastel Mint Nails

I'm going to talk less today. Pictures will do the job.

I came across this mani in my Instagram feed. Don't even remember which page was it!
It is just so chic & easy. Try'll be surprised. I can think of so many other color combos. Going to try hot pink and cream next!

Monday, 13 October 2014

Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Flawless Finish Foundation Review!

Talk about timing! My Foundation supply was dwindling when this baby came my way... all the way from Facebook. Not literally but I won it off Maybelline NZ's Facebook page, when they gave away about 500 of them. And talk about being lucky when the shade I chose in a jiffy- '032 Golden' was a perfect match! What sorcery is this?

This is Maybelline's newest offering and my first encounter with their foundations. I quite like their BB creams though.

What Maybelline says about it?
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