Thursday, 21 February 2013

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Eden

I picked up the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Eden which is the nude matte version of their cult favourite eyeshadow primer. I absolutely love their original version, it was my first ever eyeshadow primer and I actually still have it in its original doe-foot applicator genie bottle glory... which probably needs to be depotted soon! I also have Greed, which has a golden shimmery finish in their new squeeze tube packaging, which is a bit more convenient and hygienic (also no more depotting the genie bottle!), but I'm still trying to get used to squeezing the right amount out!

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

L'Oreal Lash Architect 4D Mascara (Waterproof)

I first tried the L'Oreal Lash Architect 4D (non-waterproof version) when it first came out and I was very impressed! It gave me length, volume and was super black! It also didn't smudge that much on me throughout the day which is always a plus. I've been wanting to try the new waterproof version for a while now and finally picked it up and I love it just as much! It does pretty much the same thing as the non-waterproof version just that it holds my lash curl better and last longer. 

Monday, 11 February 2013

Forever 21 Jewellery Haul!

I personally think that Forever 21 do some really good affordable jewellery but I always get so overwhelmed in their accessories section (and their clothes section for that matter!), there's always so much going on in that store and everything is all over the place. I recently went to Forever 21 in Causeway Bay and my sole purpose was to check out their jewellery section because I really wanted some chunky chain necklaces and I definitely found a few as well as other pieces!

Monday, 4 February 2013

Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm

I've been looking for a tinted lip balm for ages, I used to use the Carmex Moisture Plus Ultra Hydrating Lip Balm Peach Sheer Tint SPF15 (what a mouthful!), which I love because it gives a really beautiful sheer colour to the lips. Unfortunately, it's not available in Hong Kong...or at least I can't find it! I've been debating on trying the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments but they are quite pricey! I recently came across this Burt's Bees offer on all their lip products (2 for 159 HKD) and I couldn't pass on the offer!

Sunday, 3 February 2013

NOTD: Essie Turquoise and Caicos

I first bought Essie's Turquoise & Caicos, a beautiful turquoise with a creme finish, because I thought it would be a close colour match to the Tiffany blue colour but it's definitely darker. Perfect for Spring and Summer! Unfortunately, the formula is quite thin and streaky, I applied 4 coats for opacity and topped it off with the Deborah Lippmann Addicted to Speed top coat... so it took much longer to dry (and a lot of my patience...). I highly recommend this colour if you're looking for a true to turquoise colour but bear in mind that you will need to apply several coats.

Friday, 1 February 2013

1st Blogversary!

A year ago today, I decided to finally start my very own blog! I'm not sure why it took me so long but better late than never, as I always say! And how time flies, it has already been a whole year! I remember my first post was a review on the special Valentine's edition Glossybox, here's the post if you're interested in checking it out. I was snapping away, eager to get the best quality photos and then typing away my very first post. It was slightly nerve-racking pressing the 'publish' button but I did it. Although I must admit, my blog posts are not as frequent as I would like them to be (I need to figure out a schedule that works!) but I do plan on blogging more often this year, at least try to! I've got so many thoughts on a bunch load of beauty products that I would love to share! Last but not least, thank you to all my lovely readers!! I'm so glad that there are people who actually read my blog posts ( I think that was probably one of my worries...that no one would read my blog)... it means a lot! So once again, thank you to you all!

© BEAUTY BY CARMZ. All rights reserved.