Nars Rajasthan

Yes, I’m a little Nars fan. Most of my stash is Nars…What can I say? Nars is decently priced (yes they are expensive but it’s a bit more reasonable than Chanel) and have intriguing colors!

My recent item that is added to my Nars family is Eyeshadow Duo Nars Rajasthan. It is from the Fall 2010 collection. Apparently… it is limited edition but rumor has it that it might become permanent.

Note: My sis bought it for me from her Seattle trip. 😀 Cheaper to buy it in USA than in Canada! Thanks sis!!

People think that it is a weird combination. I have to disagree. I don’t see how it is. The first time I looked at like “wow gorgeous combo!” Obviously, can I say it’s one of a kind? Sadly no, I realized after having it in possession that I have eyeshadows that can easily achieve the same effects. It may not look 100% the same, but within a distance (assuming people will not stare at your eyes for 5 minutes a few millimeters away from your face), people cannot exactly see the difference.

Despite of its lack of uniqueness if I may say, I still love it very dearly. Its less than 10% of difference makes it that much special. Haha. Somehow, it emits some kind of attraction.

The quality of the eyeshadow is constant of what Nars usually offers. This means good pigmentation and stands true to the color it appears on the pan. Like all other duos, this will last a very loooooooong time. I still can’t figure out how people can hit pan! I long for the day I do!

One thing I did notice is that the packaging is different! What? It is the exact packaging! Nope. I can guarantee that. It may look the same but the touch of the packaging is different. It is much sleeker than the old packaging. As you all may know, many complaints about the Nars packaging is that the rubber feel attracts lots of dust/dirt. Well, with this new material, it is slightly less rubber feel and hence, will not get dirty as quickly. What I’m trying to say is that the surface of the packaging feels much more smoother.

Nars Rajasthan 
Day light

With flash
Flash with my hand . lol fail

The dark side is very deep navy blue. Almost black with slight tone of blue.
With flash
so far is happy with every Nars product she has!<3

OPI: Catch the Garter

Catch the Garter is a sheer light pink. Perfect for french nails or simple a boost of pinkish color on your natural nails. It is meant to be not overly opaque. I’m fine with its coverage. Two coats are enough to achieve these results:


Review: DiorShow Black Out Waterproof mascara

So after a good 6 months of usage of Dior Show Black Out, I can finally give a honest review on it. Ok some people throw their mascara away like 3 months after. But the indication on the mascara says it’s good for 6 months. So of course, I’ve used it to the limit shelf life! I mean it did cost a lot right?

It was everything I wanted in a mascara. Lengthening and volumizing.It makes my barely existent lashes to be more noticeable. If I add an extra layer, it gives that much more definition. It’s a very true black. If you have long lashes, I think this mascara may be a bit too dramatic for office wear.

The only thing that I really hate about it, it’s so hard to remove the mascara! I have to scrub for so long with my cleansing oil. This only reassures that it’s really waterproof. I mean many mascaras have this problem too…

In the end, is it really worth that price tag? Hmm…I just recently tried Oreal Voluminous mascara, after hearing it’s a dupe of Dior Show. And I have to admit that it’s very good also. Plus, it’s much more easier to remove. So i guess…I can find something just as good at a much cheaper price. But I feel so much more happy and appreciate it that much more when I use my Dior Show. haha. It’s like a luxurious thing.

Well…I gotta say goodbye to my diorshow….So sad. Maybe i’ll just keep it just for a bit more. LOL.


Review: Dolly Wink liquid eyeliner and eyelash glue

It’s about time I write a beauty related post. Hahaha 😀

Most people have already reviewed Dolly Wink products. It’s from these reviews that I have come to acknowledge them.I wanted to try out them pretty badly a few months ago…but thought I should wait until my trip to LA to buy so I could save on shipping fees obviously.

I went crazy and went ahead to buy the eyeliner, eyelash glue and eyelashes. They cost me about 75$?  Yes, I’ve told myself no more makeup products unless I really need them. This is an exception cuz I can’t get them in Montreal (in a physical store or brick-and-mortar the business people would say)!

Dolly wink products are simply amazing!

Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner
The item itself is very slim so it does not take much space. Once you removed the cap, you see a very fine tip applicator. The biggest selling point of the product! You can draw fine lines and the applicator is pretty stiff therefore it’s easy to manage your application. Also, the ink is so black. It beats Mac backtrack fluidline anytime! Is it smudge-proof? Well, I have teary outer corner eyes and how it folds makes most eyeliner stuck in there. (Picture to make things clearer)
Therefore, i can’t blame the eyeliner. Otherwise, it’s smudge-proof for anywhere else. I even went clubbing with this eyeliner, it remained intact after. 😀 I owned a MUFE aqua eyes eyeliner. And let me tell you, Dolly wink liquid eyeliner beats it anytime also. lol Unless you want a more soften eyeliner. But Dolly Wink eyeliner could easily achieve that soften eyeliner too due to the fine applicator. Simply apply it lightly!

Dolly Wink Glue Eyelash

The easiest eyelash glue to use. It’s mess free! Makes things 100x easier for noobs like me. Cough, mind my geeky side. I mean it makes life easier for those who haven’t excelled with other eyelash glue. It sticks so well! My fake eyelashes never come off with this glue, even again after a night at the club! The applicator is so good! There’s no way you apply “not enough” or “way too much” glue on the eyelash. It lets you to set the exact right amount on the eyelash 😀 Perfect application!  The only downside to this product is the smell. It smells pretty horrible. Just make sure you don’t put your nose close to it or HOLD YOUR BREATH.

I also bought one of the eyelash set from Dolly Wink. I think they are slightly overpriced. Yes, they do have nice styles and all. But I don’t think it’s overly amazing compared to the 2 other products i just reviewed!

Please adopt some of the dolly wink products to your house if you haven’t 🙂

<3 <3 <3 Zuuchini

My NYX round lipsticks

I’m not a daily lipstick user. I tend to always forget to wear it. But i like to experiment and try out colors. Since I was checking out for lashes and needed 40$ for free shipping, I wander off to the lipstick section. I didn’t wanna buy 10 pairs and more of eyelashes!! Plus, the lipsticks were like 2$. What a bargain. Best way to experiment.

So i got a total of 7 lipsticks through some swatches from google. That’s the down side of shopping makeup online. Unless you go to a store in person to check out the color, there is no way of telling how the swatches are accurate. So, I just kinda trust the swatches (plus the skin tone makes a huge difference too!) and my instinct as well too. hahaha. Oh and sorry, NYX isn’t available around my area. If they are, it’s a TINY display.

So on to the swatches of my 7 lipsticks I got….
Left to right
3-Indian Pink:
4-Pumpkin Pie:
6-Strawberry Milk:

Overall review:
Like i said, I’m not a big lipstick wearer so I may not be a total expert here. These lipsticks are very smooth and moisturizing. They don’t dry out your lips. They tend to be oily…when i first opened them, they all had this oily shine on the actual lipsticks. Like literally, they had a tiny layer of oil as least that’s how they looked like to me. But once applied on the lips, this oily shine doesn’t appear. They are well pigmented. When I swatched it on my arm, I can’t even remove the stains with soap. hmmm, surely will budge with makeup remover. And of course, when i eat, it doesn’t stay on the lips! Which lipsticks do anyways? (yeah those crazy “permanent” lipsticks, that last for 7 hours or so). Personally,  I prefer a lipstick that doesn’t last that long. Plus, it’s very unlikely that I’ll finish it, so applying frequently will help. 
And….what is there to lose? It’s 2$!! (more and less, in my mind it’s 2$). It’s a great alternative to try many colors to see which colors suit you the best. Personally, I don’t like trying lipsticks from the counters, even if they clean them off for me. I don’t trust them hahaha. 

So any regrets? Well… be honest, I don’t really like half of them on my lips. The colors are too strong. It’s ok, i just wanted to try it out. I thought Doll would be a bright red, but unfortunately, it’s more like a deep cherry red. I thought Herdes and Milan would be my favorite and as it turns out, they are my least favorite of these 7.
Indian Pink and Pumpkin Pie would be my favorite out of these as they are more the colors that i would normally wear. 
Strawberry Milk and Narcissus are just for fun! I wanted to see how I looked like with barbie color lipsticks. Well, results tell me that I look like a “BUN BUN” more than a Barbie doll. “Bun Bun” is how Hong Kong people call Malaysian/Filipino maids. No racist connotation intended!! I had a great laugh and even tried to put on my mom and my sis. It was hysterical. We were like 3 bun buns! My mom looking like the best since she has the darkest skin among us and my sis looking like the least bun bun cuz she has such fair skin. So….strawberry milk isn’t for me! I even tried to wear it to local fast food restaurant, i reassure you all eyes were on me. LOL. it was that bad. I guess it’s good if you want attention, not the good kind though ;p However, the main thing I love about strawberry milk is that I can mix with other lipsticks and tone down the intensity of color. So Strawberry milk washes out the original lipstick applied. The effects are amazing! So i’m treasuring Strawberry milk! 
As for Narcissus, I just wanted to try it since so many girls posted about it in their blogs. I wanted to see how it looked like on my lips! I want to wear it during when i’m all tan! Just like hyori lee in her You go girl MV. Of course, I won’t be looking half as good as her. But we shall see the results!

Just before i end this post, i wanna share my stupidity. I bought Misha BB cream a while ago and even blogged how it broke me out. Well, i was jealous how other girls could wear it and achieve amazing results. Plus i didn’t want to waste my tube. Don’t want to buy it for nothing! How bad could it be right? I mean my skin probably got used to the product after that. So i retried…..and omg….REGRETS!! My clear skin quickly became bumpy skin!! My skin even itched the day i applied it after 2 hours. And the next few days, all the reaction was shown on my face….

Lesson: Do not put stuff on your face when you already know it causes pimples.


Sending back the love… 
Yumeko: Haha yeah he’s male alright. But old though. I thought of sticking my name on top of my head. haha
Shop N’ Chomp: I love his smile in the video hehehe. Lucky or not lucky for me, so far, all the students said stuff that are related to the subject.
freshelle: I had a class with participation marks before. and the professor took it very seriously…I got 0 out of 10%…..that means i could have gotten 3 grades higher easily…That’s why I am not messing up this time!! I SHALL TALK.
ning * star: cuz professors think it’s a good way to motivate the students to speak in class….
Zoe: Lucky girl ;p. thanks for commenting on my blog too. 

Thanks for all the comments <3