Friday, March 26, 2010

REVIEW: Canmake's Gokubuto

So lately, yours truly have been on a mascara craze. I know I mentioned in my previous post that I would do a review on Majolica Majorca's Lash Gorgeous Wing but I stumbled on Canmake's Gokubuto Mascara and I love it even more than the former!

I spotted the mascara whilst doing my usual rounds in Watsons (Lol. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE just walking up and down the aisles of Watsons, Guardian, SEPHORA and KINOKUNIYA!!!) and though I was very tempted to get it there and then, I decided to curb the shopaholic in me and do some research first. I found Ekimura's review. And of course, after reading it, I went to Watsons straight after school and purchased it. Heh.

The mascara is a brush type, which I really like. I can't handle those with a comb head (There goes my Majolica Majorca's Enamel Glamour Volume On!!! I'm still gonna try and 'master' it though, because it gives great volume!).

For me, the mascara separates each lash with PERFECT ease. I experience very little, if not, no clumping at all.*cheers* It gives great length but I do feel that it lacks in the volume department (Very much unlike Eki's review.) Removing it is a super duper easy-peasy job. Just like what Canmake says, just warm water will do the trick!!! How fabulous is that! It is because of this very fact that I am giving this mascara Holy Grail status (Instead of Majolica Majorca's Lash Gorgeous Wing).

Definitely, with absolute certainty, will purchase this again (I probably broke like a hundred and one grammar rules with this sentence.). And oh yes, you can get this at Watsons for $19.90.

Friday, March 19, 2010

REVIEW: Too Faced Smoky Eye Palette

I had been lusting after this palette after  I came across the Muse's review on it. But Mum got me Benefit's Smokin' Eyes so I wasn't really all that ready to shell out a hefty $63 for it. However, with my recent (sinful) purchases, I got myself a $40 Sephora Voucher so this came into my mind immediately (along with a whole lot of other things. Heh.).

This palette comes with 6 shades of eyeshadow to create 3 different looks; Day Smoke, Fashion Smoke and Classic Smoke. It also comes with 3 pretty black slips which provide you with no-brainer instructions to create each look.

I have been using Urban Decay's Ammo Palette for a long while now, so when I first swatched this palette, I
was a little taken aback by its lack of 'glamour' (Think: Glamour = Glitters. Haha.). I was rather disappointed but having blown $63, I decided to give it a go anyway (Obviously! Or Mum would kill me if she found out.) and boy! Do I love it!!!

The eyeshadow shades are very silky and well-pigmented (Though I do think that Urban Decay's ones are MORE pigmented and still the best. Well, only if you like glitter...) and blend fantastically! I have on Day Smoke now and the more I look at my eyes *eyes turn all anime-like suddenly and blinks furiously*, the more I like the look!

I applied a little of Classic Smoke's 3rd colour so as to 'deepen' my crease (Since it's all Asian and pretty much non-existent.) and paired it with

Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Bourbon
Majorlica Majorca's Lash Bone
Majorlica Majorca's Lash Gorgeous Wing (which I so need to do a review on because it's the best!).

I like the fact that the shades don't contain in-your-face glitter (Like Urban Decay's. Don't get me wrong. I LOVE Urban Decay's eyeshadow shades. But this is really good, for a change!). Portability wise, this is definitely good for travel. It's light and the shades are rather neutral (Not crazy funky ones! I think bright shades are fine and can be real pretty if you choose the right colours. But I am not that adventurous with make-up YET. Haha. I will be, eventually. I hope.).

I am real excited to try the other 2 looks now, as well as, experiment others by mixing-and-matching the shades. Fashion Smoke's green and blue shades are utterly gorgeous!

Friday, March 12, 2010

The maiden debut begins with a haul.

Too Faced was the brand for Tuesday. I got the The Bronzed and Beautiful and The Smokey Eye Palette. They cost $63 each at Sephora. I have been wanting the former for a pretty long time now. There are 3 bronzers; Snow Bunny, Pink Leopard and Sun Bunny. Initially, I wanted to get the baby Pink Leopard, which cost $24. But I had a $40 Sephora voucher and I really didn't need any other items (HAHA.). The SA suggested this set, which I thought was a good idea since I'm completely new to bronzers and Pink Leopard has really mixed reviews about it. But alas, it was out of stock! I waited for a week over before spotting it at NAC's Sephora and was incredibly thrilled! Lol. The Smokey Eye Palette was something that I had been thinking about getting it. I was really reluctant because Mum got me Benefit's Smokey Eyes for last Christmas. BUT... Since I was a mere (HAHA again.) 100 bucks away from another $40 voucher, I decided to get it. The set comes with 3 tutorials; one's for a day look, another's a not-too-dramatic smokey eye look and the next one is, of course, a dramatic one. I swatched the tester at Sephora and boy, were the eyeshadows smooth. It was also something different from all my glittery Urban Decay eyeshadows! I will definitely be using the day-look one for school, just so that school will be a tad more exciting to attend. (Right now, it's towards the end of the semester. Think: Tests, tests and more tests. Also, the rushing of the completion of the syllabus so ho-hum...). Haha.

I headed down to Kinokuniya after class today to meet up with Dorcas. I picked up 2 Japanese magazines; Steady and Sweet, and Cher 15th Anniversary Box. Steady comes with an Agnes B. small tote bag (H9xW12cm) and Sweet, a Jill Stuart Cafe pouch (H18xW24xD7cm). Cher's one has a tote bag (H20.5xW35xD15.5) and a small pouch (H11.5xW16.5xD5). I haven't got any pictures of them because they are still wrapped up in their pretty little boxes. Haha. I will post pictures of them when I do get round to opening them...
The Gelato Pique 2010 Spring/ Summer Collection comes out tomorrow. It comes with a sweet-looking pouch (H17xW21xD7cm). I'm not sure if Kinokuniya will have it but I think I may pop down just to check it out (and also to get the Agnes B. 2010 Spring/ Summer Collection, if they still have it! Oh! Please do let them have it!).
And there goes my moolah, which I have been painstakingly saving for my iPhone... Oh well. Everyone has an iPhone anyway and I really don't need it. (Like I need all these items...)
Oh! Lunch was taken at The Coffee Club and boy! Are their portions mightily PUNY!!! Their baked rice was not the least bit filling at all. Good service though.

And today's brand was Majolica Majorca!  Before this week, the only items that I bought from Majolica Majorca were their eyeshadow palettes. I have 3 from them, two of which remain unopened because they are just so pretty!!! Okay, I know. Kuku me. I will open them soon, now that I have decided to wear very light make-up to school, just to make school a little more colourful and also, to use up my stash.
Anyway, I got myself the the Lash Enamel Glamour Volume On, Lash Gorgeous Wing and Lash Bone Fiber in Black (It says 'Lash Bone Black Fiber In' in the pamphlet... Which sounds really weird. Also, do note that the pictures for Lash Beautifying Mascara Frame Plus and Lash Gorgeous Wing are swopped.). While stocks last, you get a Majolica Majorca pouch, if you spend $50 and more. This promotion has apparently gone on for quite some time now but new stocks just arrived in NAC's Watson's today. (: Oh! Watson is having a 20% discount on selected items and yes, Majolica Majorca's items are on sale.
I will be trying the mascaras out soon and will let you know how well they fare. So far, Rimmel London's Sexy Curves Mascara is the best for me!

What a crazy long first entry! Haha. This marks the start of my so-called beauty blog. I'm still keeping my personal blog but I haven't got much to blog about nowadays. It's just school, school and more school. Ho-hum.
Toodles, people!
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