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.

Zuuchini

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 cherryculture.com 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….
Daylight
Flash
Left to right
1-Doll
2-Herdes
3-Indian Pink:
4-Pumpkin Pie:
5-Milan:
6-Strawberry Milk:
7-Narcissus: 

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…..to 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.

Zuuchini
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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

Review: Dior palette

A few posts back, I said I got some goodies too guilty to share…Well, the guilt is not over yet…But i mean it’s already been 3 weeks i have them now. They are hidden in my drawer…used once. lol.

I GOT 2 DIOR PALETTES!! There, i said it. -____-

I wanted Dior palettes over a year now! Always hesitating. But Pharmaprix’s promotion really enticed me to get them! 15x points when you spend 75$ and more. So, i got 2 palettes! haha yes, i was crazy but i told myself, i’mma get them eventually, so why not just get it now and get it over with!

The Palettes:

Petal Shine

Flash

Daylight

Swatch in daylight


Tropical Light

Flash

Daylight

Swatch in daylight

Review

To be honest, the pricing is not that expensive when I think about. We might all think “wo. 56$ for one thing?” But, if you go buy 5 mac eyeshadow, it will cost more (if we are talking about the 17$ eyeshadow, in CDN currency).

A dior palette comes with 5 shades. 5 extremely nice shades with all sitting together in the palette. They look so nice together in the palette that I had to purchase it. Note, i did say nice together IN THE PALETTE! Once they are applied on my eyes, they are a bit too shimmery on the eyes for my taste. But I know if i don’t purchase them, i’ll always tempt to buy it. So i had to just get over my craving. Shimmery, but they indeed very creamy. They glides on the eyes very smoothly. Very blendable. But once applied on the eyes, i can barely tell the color difference. They all looked the same. There are 2 shades that are almost the same color once applied on the skin. This is especially true for the 2 lightest color on the palette.

They are definitely nice colors. But if you are like that dont like excessive shimmers on your eyes, you should avoid this or try to pair with some matte eyeshadows. It’s simply a nice palette to have cuz the colors look so pretty together in the palette! I just couldn’t resist. And i thought the pouch the comes with the palette is kinda cheap…I think they could have done a much better job on the cutting. The sponge applicators are very handy! They do a really good job actually, they pick up much more than brushes. So use their sponge if you want more pigmentation.

I don’t think I’ll buy any dior palette anytime soon. Unless another palette appeals to me again. Their palettes seem to have repetitive shades. For example, the petal shine pink is kinda the same pink from the tropical light. Many shades are subtly different. You can even tell the difference once applied on the eyes. So, it is not worth the money to buy another palette when you are really getting 2 new shades off from every new palette.

I need to use them more often. That’s my verdict for now!

Zuuchini

The next serie of gradation nails!

I bought this very unique color nail polish in Macau. So i thought it’s light enough to do gradation nails!

I used the exactly technique as my first pink ones. Link is here (How to)

I’ve been loving this song ever since I watched a family outing episode!

Zuuchini

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