Monday, 29 February 2016

Matte lipsticks & January, February 2016 beauty haul!


It's that time again where I show the makeup products that I bought for the month.  However, this haul covers two months - January and February.

I bought most of these items from Wonderful World. 

LA Colors gel like polish.

This polish mimics the shiny gel appearance when applied.  For a brief review, click here

Pikake facial mask.
First thing to figure out, how do ya pronounce THAT word?
Pikake is actually a flower used to make leis in Hawaii.  I haven't yet tried this out, will let readers know how it goes when I do try it.

Jordana lipstick

LA Colors lipstick

LA Girl Velvet bronzer contour stick Goddess.
I like to try new bronzers, they can even be used on the body especially if you are going to a night event.  If you are photographed, your skin takes on a glowy look.
Just don't apply too much.

City Color lip and cheek stain Cherry Pie.
I can see myself using this for some sort of doll type makeup tutorial.

                  LA Girl matte flat finish pigment gloss Bazaar.
           How a gloss can be matte just boggles the mind.  Anyway, you can see this lip swatch in the YouTube video at the top of this post.

City Color Be Matte bronzer Chocolate Truffle

City Color Highlight Trio Collection 1
I must admit that I haven't gotten the hang of highlighting, but practice makes perfect.

City Color baked blush Bronze.

Sacha cosmetics TMI
The scent of this lipstick is as enchanting as the color.  I should be featuring this lipstick and others in an upcoming video.

I still have a backlog of makeup products so I am attempting to film and upload two videos each week.  Also hoping to increase blog posts per week.

Ahhh, the life of a makeup addict!

Review: LA Colors gel like polish


I saw this at Wonderful World and decided to try it because I wanted to get gel nails. At least I could try this gel like polish first to see how it looks.

I applied two coats and took the photo below when the polish was dry.

It looked smooth and glossy.

I did not apply a nail polish top coat and checked to see how long it would take before it started to chip.
The polish lasted two days without chipping.

The verdict:  good to try for a temporary color at a low price.  However if you want a longer lasting manicure, it would be easier to just get a real gel manicure professionally done.

Thursday, 25 February 2016

L'Oreal Revitalift Volume filler product review.


I received these complimentary products from Influenster for testing and review.

The Products

1.  The eye treatment should be used first after cleansing.  It is to be placed under the eye area.
It contains hyaluronic acid and caffeine.

2.  The Concentrated serum should be applied to the entire face and lightly massaged.
This contains concentrated hyaluronic acid.

3. The moisturizing day cream should be used in the morning and applied to the entire face.
This contains hyaluronic acid and fibroxyl.

4.  The night cream should be applied on the face before going to bed.  This contains hyaluronic acid


    All four products are lightly scented.  The eye treatment, day cream and night cream are more opaque in appearance.  The concentrated serum is less thick and more translucent. 
  The products moisturise my skin and erase the dry, rough patches on my face.  After about a week after I started using these items, I noticed that the areas under my eyes seemed a little more moist and light in appearance.  These products also made my skin less oily.
I would give these products a 4 out of 5.  My only negative experience was a slight, heated sensation when I was in the sun.  Therefore one should avoid too much sunlight.

Monday, 22 February 2016

Breakfast with mum.


We would come together in her front porch, but not before gathering and preparing our early morning victuals. 
 Breakfast was varied, from fast food leftovers to deliciously fried eggplant and simple sandwiches.

View from front porch.

Our conversation would glide lazily over different topics: current events, my big, fat work life and religion. 


Coconut bake being made by mum.

Bentley's assorted teabags.

I also took the time to think about my future and what I can will accomplish in 2016.

Despite the assorted menus and discussion, one thing remained constant.  We savored the moments being shared. 

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Florida Vacation 2016 photos

At Piarco Airport.

The Voyage.

Where we stayed.


Mc Breakfast.

Sawgrass Mills Mall.

New York style pizza, not bad!



New camera!

Armani Exchange store window, thought this was a cool idea.

Strolling.  Citibank building.

At Michael's.

Beauty store!


Union Planters Plaza.

Barnes and Noble.

Starbucks in Barnes & Noble.

So I liked the stripes in here.

Target in Coral Ridge Mall.

Getting ready to return home.

Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport.