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

Review: Nars concealer

Nars concealer is my first concealer and i think i have my lifetime concealer already! hahaha

Crease-resistant, opaque coverage in a creamy yet lightweight texture. The long-wearing formula camouflages darkness under the eyes, redness and skin imperfections.
-Crease proof, lightweight and creamy texture
-Enriched with Vitamin E
-Can also be used as an eyeshadow base
-In a lipstick-like tube for easy application

I can’t describe better than what the site says! Oh and it also has 6 different shades. Its coverage is very buildable and does not make your skin looking dry! Ever since i bought this, i’ve been addicted to it! I’ve been putting it everyday i go out! cuz it simply makes my skin looks so much flawless than it already is. (did that sentence sound a bit arrogant? hmmm…lol)Plus, it contains Vitamin E! WHAT IS BETTER THAN THAT?! If you did not know yet, Vitamin E gives anti-aging effects! It helps the skin look younger, meaning less fine lines and wrinkles! (Side note, it’s always GOOD to buy lotion that has Vitamin E, said the doctor in Oprah show LOL whatever his name is haha). So, you can put this concealer as much as you want ;p

Here’s the concealer on my hand (the shade Custard):

When smudged…

The blemishes on my skin…

FOR ONCE, i wished i had more appearant redness spots to show how good the concealer is…

GONE! DISAPPEARED! VANISHED! or…camouflaged…haha

Since i’ve been watching loads of “Family Outing” (korean variety show, very funny), i got their disease of stupidity….

So joke of the day is…

kurt says:
hun do you like french food?
Me gustas tu says:
they serve it so tiny
kurt says:
but do you like it!
Me gustas tu says:
i like french fries….does it consider as a french dish?
LOl
kurt says:
LOL NO
omg
that’s something an american would say
;p

Zuuchini.

Nars aqua gel hydrator review + update

I love this! It’s definitely very moisturizing! This thing hydrates way better than my daily cream…i mean it’s like 20x times more expensive too…lol.

My skin feels so much softer~ after a harsh winter in Canada, my skin can be sometimes damaged in some part. After this using this 2 times, the damaged parts are almost fully recovered. THAT QUICK! not exaggerating at all!

The MUA recommended this product as he is too very in love with it. And he said that to every customer he’d recommended, they all came back for MORE!

You only need a very tipsy bit of this gel! Do not rub it into your skin as it is very concentrated. Gently pat onto your face and let it set! That simple!

In canada, it’s really expensive…115$+ taxes. If i go check the NARS site, it’s 76 US$. Even if you convert it to CDN (1.2), it doesn’t add up to 115…WHY IS THERE SUCH A DIFFERENCE? maybe from the shipment to canada and such…and border taxes…urgh.

Is it worth it? To be honest, with a tight budget, no it is not. If you have stable job and living quite comfortably without any financial problems, yes it is!

You can live without this product. Simply use cream such as Aveeno, Olay, Jergens, Vaseline can be enough. They might not be as effective, but hey…at least it’s way more affordable and still moisturizes the skin!

Today at work, it was my supervisor’s birthday so we dined out! We tried out a new chinese restuarant. WHAT A GREAT DISAPPOINTMENT. THE FOOD WAS NOT CHINESE!! more like americanized version of chinese food.

urgh…i hate those…”general tao chicken” “sweet spare ribs”…it was just not good. way too sweet. To be honest, the rice was the only thing that was decent enough. All my co-workers lost their appetite. haha~ *little note, we’re all chinese too LOL*

UPDATE: Work-out and such…
Well i did exercise! And i’m just starting to show some results (cuz i can feel it lOL)…i have not updated my weight because…i’m just so ashamed…i want to lose weight but i gained weight instead.

My sis said cuz i gained muscles…But i don’t see any muscles..it was 114 right? well it jumped to 118, then to 116, now it’s like 115 i think? Hopefully…i can at least go back to 111, which is my original weight before my boyfriend came to visit and feed me with poutine. haha~

24 days left~

Zuuchini.

Mac Fluidline Review

I searched for my perfect eyeliner for like years. The very first eyeliner i purshed is Rimmel Kohl. It smudges like crazy. Last summer, I almost bought one from Lise Watier but the sale representant suggested Lancome instead. The price looks very nice fo his sales! A freaking 28$ eyeliner that doesn’t even meet my only criteria:NO SMUDGE! Yes, Lancome eyeliner applies really smoothly (but you can get the same effect with Rimmel with a much lower price) but it smudges, a bit less than Rimmel.

After watching a video in youtube (which i forgot which one is it), the video maker swatched all her eyeliners and then pressed her finger againt the swatches to test their “smudge level”. Well, Mac fluidline won; it did not smudge a bit. Afterwards, my great friend, Cyn, showed me this cool site that reviews products! So i typed Mac fluidline to verify if most people agree with that eyeliner. Results: Many positive feedback!

When i swatched it on my own in the mac store, i tried to remove it with the mac wipes but it won’t budge a bit (even when i scrub so hard that my skin turns red)! So i was worried that my make up remover won’t be able to remove it very easily. FORTUNATELY, this is not a problem at all! woohoo~ It removes really easily with make up remover and it doesn’t smudge at all! I can wear it all day long (8+) and it still looks like fine! What is even more amazing is that it is immune to sweat(i was exercising)! This means it’s waterproof and you can wear it during in summer without a problem!

CONS? Waterline, it cannot be on the waterline, oh well~ Others say that it dries really quickly (the product itself on the container). However, I have not experienced this yet since it’s still barely new. Some also say it’s not really a lot for 20$. Well, a TINY little dip is really enough for each eye. Seriously, you don’t need a lot of it. The bottle can probably last a year and more.

Should definitely try it if you haven’t found your perfect eyeliner yet!

~Zuuchini

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