Thursday, 18 September 2014

OOTD : Kiss Me Birthday @ Kendells Bistro Leeds

Sawasdee ka~

Last Thursday was my birthday (11th September). I suppose to write this post since last week but I was soooooo busy with work and celebration so I have to delay the post a little bit. I just don't want to rush myself and make a junk post. Writing a blog is all about quality, isn't it?

The outfit and make up was inspired by Lorde, a Newzealand singer. It's all about curly hair and dark lipstick. Some people afraid to wear dark lipstick but trust me it doesn't look that scary. I can proof it with this outfit. The look is kind of gothic+sweet style with that plummy colour and floral headband. You know what? This dress actually wasn't the dress I planned to wear at the beginning. I was planning to wear a red sophisticate silky dress but after I know where my boyfriend was going to take me for dinner I suddenly change my mind. I wanted to wear something more casual but still look special and then I spotted this dress in my wardrobe. I can't believe I'm totally forget about this dress. It's a cotton dress that make thing more casual but look at those pattern and colour! It's gorgeous, right?

This time my boyfriend and I went to Kendells Bistro. A casual informal place to dine within a French bistro atmosphere. Surprisingly I have never known about this restaurant before even I have been living in Leeds for 5 years! It's soon become my most favourite restaurant. Thanks to my boyfriend to discover this lovely place. I love everything about it. The special thing about this restaurant is there no printed menu but 3 big blackboard menus hanging on the wall because menu changes daily depending on fresh seasonal ingredients. We even got 2 glasses of champaign and a dish of sweets with hand written "Bon Anniversaire" on the dish as a gift for my birthday. How lovely is that? I can't recommend more of this place. If you have a chance to visit Leeds you should give it a go. With a 3-courses meal for 2 people it's sum up at around £60 which is not that bad for a fantastic food quality.

Loup de mer, Calamri, Duck confit and Macaron
Dress : Jack Wills
Necklace : Swarovski
Lippy bag : H&M
Floral headband : Primark
Lipstick : Topshop in "Inhibition"
Location: Aspect 14 and Kendells Bistro

What do you think about my outfit, yayy or nayy?


Sunday, 14 September 2014

SWATCHES & REVIEW : My Lipstick Collection [Chubby stick and Lip Crayon]

Sawasdee ka~
I feel like chubby balmy lipstick has been something that on trend among beauty gurus/bloggers for awhile. To be honest, I'm not really into it at the beginning. My first ever chubby balm I bought are Pixi tinted brilliance balms (bought on 3 for 2 offer few years ago). And it's not really hit a button for me until around the beginning of this year I found a few good brands that I love and start growing my collection quite a bit.

Start of with Topshop my favourite mid-end make up brands. I did my Topshop lipstick collection few weeks ago if you have not yet seen it you can click here. Lip crayon Secret Party, a bright  raspberry pink with loads of glitter that will be really pretty for a night out and makes your lips pop. The formula is quite sheer, glossy but buildable. Lip bullet there are 2 different finishes: matte and creamy. I don't know when they are called lip bullet it's look just like other chubby lipstick to me I think MAC lipstick look more like bullet to me. Twist up style packaging means you don't waste product and there is no need for a sharpener. Anyway for matte version I got it in Call me queen bee (love that name!) a purple-ly  lilac colour that glide on like satin finish and it's not drying. For creamy version I got it in Back in the game a bright fuchsia pink that goes on smoothly like a dream and highly pigmented. Lip-stick Hedonist a bright orange with matte finish I think this formula is pretty similar to Topshop matte lip bullet but it has a little higher pigmentation.

Nars I own 2 different velvet finishes: matte and gloss. For matte finish, it glides on really well without the irritating dryness. But if you have dry, chapped lips, it will look more obvious. I have here with me in Dolce vita a mauve red and Sex machine a dusty rose. I found that the pigment is vary from colour to colour in my opinion I think Sex machine have a better colour pay off. For gloss finish it make me feel like I use a nice liquid lip gloss that doesn't make my lips feel sticky I got one in shade Baroque a pretty red berry shade. The only thing about lip pencil that I don't like, is that you have to sharpen them in order to get more product once it's worn down. It kind of put me off a bit when I think about sharpen them. I'm such a lazy bum haha.

Pixi tinted brilliance balm. Craving Cora an orange corally shade and Baby bare gentle light pinky. They are the first ever chubby sticks I bought.  They go on like a lip balm with a light tinted on my lips and a slight minty taste. The staying power is not so great and the packaging is annoying. Although it's cute rubbery pencil but the cap is too loose.  I definitely won't buy it again, especially since the price wasn't worth the outcome.

No.7 Lip crayon in Dancing a light strawberry pink. I got this lip crayon from 3 for 2 offer (again). I actually didn't expect much from it. I bought it because I don't know what else I should buy :/ Surprisingly, it's actually a good chubby stick. If you think Nars Velvet Gloss Lip Pencils are too expensive, this lip crayons can be an alternative product. Apart from buttery feeling on your lips when you apply N0.7 lip crayon I think the other outcomes are pretty similar. Oh it also comes with sharpener lids too.

Revlon ColorBurst Crayon Matte Balm. I first spotted these new formula around the beginning of this year. Out of 10 shades I picked 3 that I think they might suit me: Elusive a blue toned nudey pink, Unapologetic a super pinky red and Audacious a bright orange shade. They have a creamy texture with a satin finish and again with light peppermint scent. I don't know why a lots of chubby balms have minty taste. Can anyone explain to me? I'm really curious >__< I didn't find them particularly drying on the lips but some of the colours might accentuate the lines on your lips. The colour pay off is really good, opaque in one swipe.

If you want to see a full review for any lipstick please do not hesitate to let me know :)

Which one is you favourite? Any recommendation which colour I should get?


Monday, 8 September 2014

SWATCHES & REVIEW : My Lipstick Collection [Luxury]

Sawasdee ka~

First of all I have to say sorry for late post in my lipstick collection series. Last week was a busy week for me I only have little time to write my blog. Anyway here we go another My lipstick collection post. Can't believe I have been doing this series for more than a month. The feedback is good so far I'm really thank you for all your support. Today, will be time for luxury lipstick brand.

Chanel I own 2 lipsticks from this brand. The first one is Rouge Allure luminous intense in 05 Desirable a shimmery mauve pink. Even though it has shimmer but it's very subtle on the lips. The best thing I love about luxury brand is the packaging innovation. I can see that they put a lot of time to create each make up packaging. Like this Rouge Allure, to avoid a lid comes off the bullet when you put lipstick in a bag you have to press the bottom of the tube in order to remove a lid. The second one is Rough Coco in 56 Teheran a frost corally orange colour. Although it's pretty colour and it's much subtler than Mac Frost but I'm quite disappointed as it's tend to sit between lines on my lips. I don't find them hydrating so my opinion I think it is most suitable for those with relatively healthy lips.

Burberry lip cover in Delicate rose 22 and Devon Sunset 28, both are nude colour from the name I think you can guess which colour is more of a pinkie nude and which colour is more of a corally nude. This formula applies really nicely, light-weight and very opaquely which no patchiness feeling. And the coolest thing I discover about the packaging is the magnetic lid that will flip itself around when you close the lid to ensure that it's in the right spot. I love twisting it around and listen to that clicking noise hehehe I'm a maddy girl I know. Aside from what I love about this formula I also have a little complain on its smell and taste. I think it smells like old-fashion lipstick and taste terrible.

Yves Saint Laurent. I'm sure everyone can recognise it from that golden luxe bullet. Amazing packaging design. After being obsess with MAC, Illamasqua and Topshop for awhile I just have a chance to get hold of YSL lipstick just around the beginning of this year! However this brand soon become my favourite high-end brand. Thanks to my sister that gave me her YSL lipstick to me. It's Rouge Pur Couture 09 Rose Stiletto, a fine shimmery deep plum colour with a soft silky finish lipstick that can last whole day. Provides medium to full coverage and doesn't accentuate flakes, applies evenly and precisely. Few months ago I was desperately want new lipstick in my life and luckily I found a voucher code from It was a £10 off when spend over £25 deal so I ordered myself Rough Volupte 13 Peach Passion. This colour is soooo pretty and really pigmented. The smell is also lovely like peachy fruity smell. It's light yet rich creamy finish surprisingly it last longer than many other creamy lipsticks but the downside is that the formula tend to setting into the lines and dry spot so it might need a bit of lipbalm underneath. Baby doll kiss & blush 4 Orange Fougueux that sleek packaging that make me think of nail polish caught my eyes the day it's released. The formula is velvety creamy that will dry matte but not give any uncomfortable finish. I found that it's not as pigmented as I thought but it's buildable.
Left to right : Chanel Desirable, Chanel Teheran, Burberry Delicate rose, Burberry Devon sunset, YSL Peach passion, YSL Rose stiletto, YSL Orange Fougueux, Nars Sexual healing, Nars Roman holiday, Nars Damage and Shu uemura PK 343
Nars although I like bold matte lipstick but I'm not sure why for Nars lipstick I always go for Sheer lipstick. I got 3 colours in total. Sexual healing a shimmering pink blossom, Roman Holiday a pastel pink and Damage a mauve red. The formula is so smooth that actually feel like tint lipbalm that is buildable for more coverage and slightly glossy.  A little comment on Sexual healing, it will look a bit brown-ish in a night time. I think this colour doesn't really suit me on it own but it's really good if I mix with some brighter colour.

Shu Uemura I only bought one lipstick from this brand and the lipstick I'm going to show you today is sadly had been discontinued. It's Rouge Unlimited PK343 a babypink with blue undertone. In term of packaging if I have to be honest I don't really like it, it made with thick clear plastic that although doesn't look cheap bit for that price I think I can get better. The formula is feel like another tint lip balm that start off sheer but it's buildable with sheen finish.

Which one is you favourite? Any recommendation which colour I should get?