Wednesday, 26 March 2014

SWATCHES & REVIEW : Lookme the Lipstick

Sawasdee ka all lipstick lovers~

Here I come again with swatches and review on my new lippies from Japan. I guess you guy might want to see some swatches after I've posted about japanese beauty haul. The brand is called LookMe the lipstick. I've never heard of this brand before but when I swatched the lipstick on my hand I just fell inlove. Most lipsticks I found in Japanese drugstore are usually nudey colours with glitter or glossy finish which I'm not fond of. So when I found this brand it's just like a heaven for me. The price is also really cheap as well compare with the quality it provided. All 4 lipsticks (840 Yen or around £5)

All of the lipsticks from this brand are really pigmented with a great choice of colour and creamy finish. My favourites have to be Pink fever – the bright, blue-toned pink and Tango – the orange toned red. Both amazing bright shades that leave a gorgeous shade on the lips that just screams Spring/Summer. Cotton candy is also very pretty, baby pink colour just like its name. Then there’s Baby kiss, one of those nudey orange.

For me, it’s the statement colours that are the winners from this collection. Both have an amazing opaque, full bodied cover rich in pigment. The dense pigment means they last well on the lip and even after they wear off there is a staining of colour remaining. On the other hand, others 2 shades, cotton candy and baby kiss, I feel okay with it but there is nothing special really.  They give sheen finish. For me I get only few hours wear but to me that's expected out of a light colour lipstick.

P.S. Don't don't forget to enter my lipstick giveaway!

Which colour do you like?



Sunday, 23 March 2014

Bomb Cosmetics : The Luxury Bath Box

Sawasdee ka~

I know it suppose to be spring in UK now but it's still cold out there. To beat this low temperature, warm bath would be the best thing. I always spend my time in bath at least once a week. Thinking about bath products, most people might think about Lush but today I will talk about alternative brand called Bomb Cosmetic. For anyone who has never heard of this brand can read about them below. 
"Bomb Cosmetics is a closely guarded and cherished secret in the cosmetics business. Chances are, you’ve seen our products in a little independent store near you, but never quite realised they were ours. Established over 14 years ago, and quietly taking on the big boys who just fill bottles, we launched our bright, natural, fun and affordable handmade bath, body, face and shower products at just a few trade shows in the UK. From those humble beginnings, sporting just a few lovingly crafted Bath Blasters, we now export a proudly British and varied product range all around the globe, to over 45 countries. Why not make your beauty regime a little more beautiful? We pride ourselves on making our product not only smell and feel wonderful on your skin, but it also must look beautiful too!
We carefully select the best ingredients, natural butters and pure essential oils, and minimise our packaging as much as possible to ensure our little luxuries don’t hurt the planet, and only nourish and care for your skin. And don’t forget, all of our products come with free extra love!"

I have to agree with them about using their products but didn't realise they were theirs. I once bought their products in Colchester Zoo without knowing that they are their product. You can find them in odd places like souvenir or hand made shops. If you are interested you also can buy them off online from Amazon or from their own website. I've never bought any bath bomb online though so I'm not really sure whether it will get squashed before you can use it or not.

Right maybe too much introduction. I will start with the bath box I got now. My boyfriend bought me this bath set from student union and gave it to me. The box comes with 6 different bath products. This box rrp at £9.99 which is not that bad comparing with Lush. The price range between these 2 brands are pretty similar.

This box includes:
Jade Bath Meltz
This small blue cupcake which seemed to have a strong fruity cranberry scent.
Marigold Bath Creamer
A ball shaped item covered in golden marigold petals. The scent was very similar to the others and included lavender essential oil and geranium flower oil as well as marigold flower. This being a creamer means that it has the shea butter to add extra moisture to your skin. 
❤ Pink Bath Meltz
A mini cup cake in a pale pink with a piped peak similar to the Jade bath maltz. Surprisingly apart from lavender flower oil this pink bath meltz has the same ingredient as Jade bath meltz. It had a pleasant fruity.
❤ Rose Bath Creamer
This is a small round bally covered in crushed pink rose petals with a light, contemporary floral fragrance.
Purple Daisy Bath Mallow
This looked a bit like a purple cake with a smooth edge around the sides. It is a lavender oil scented melt with some geranium oil. I think it suppose to have real daisy on top but mine one is a molded daisy. I'm sure it will not make any different in term of benefit to my skin but I prefer real daisy.
❤ Rosebud Buttercup
A beautifully formed buttercup with geranium and lavender essential oils and a real dried rosebud pushed in to the top. Once again I think this one has same ingredients as rose bath creamer just with different decoration.

All products contain moisturising cocoa butter with a similar floral scents. I love the fact that they contain only natural ingredients and the smell of the products are lovely. Also all products are handmade and not tested on animal.

I haven't tried any of bath bomb in this box so I can't reviewed them yet but from my experience with previous bath bombs from this brand I'd used I think they are really good. Unlike bath ballistic from Lush that will fizz away after we put it in water, Bomb cosmetics melt slower and creamer. They're pretty small bath bomb which weigh around 20-30 g  but because of the way in which they melt this isn't an issue, you get just as much for your money :)

P.S. Don't don't forget to enter my lipstick giveaway!

Have you tried any products from Bomb cosmetics?



Wednesday, 19 March 2014

My first Giveaway: Illamasqua lipstick and Bicous Bisous lipgloss

Sawasdee ka~
Words cannot explain how thankful I am to all of you, my lovely readers, who enjoyed the blog, read my posts and leave a comment every now and then. Thank you so much for the support I really appreciate it!

100 GFC followers is absolutely amazing and I couldn't be happier that people enjoy reading about what I say :) I know there is still a long way to go and I have to achieve much higher milestones. But to return my love to you, I am hosting a little giveaway. I know some of you may not like lipstick as much as I do and would rather use lipgloss, so I decide to give one of the lucky winner with your choice of lip formulas. The first choice is Illamasqua lipstick in Scandal, you can see a swatch here. It perfect colour for this spring/summer! Next is my lipgloss in Love blossom from my favourite Korean make up brand, Bisous Bisous. I don't have a swatch for this lipgloss but from what you can see in the picture I'm sure you can tell that it's a lovely colour. All item are brand new! :)

♥ Enter using the rafflecopter widget below
♥ Open to UK and international readers
♥ You must be 16 or older to enter (to otherwise and adult based on your local laws)
♥ You must get back to me within 48hours if I email you letting you know you're the winner - if you don't I will have to pick another winner at random.
♥ This giveaway ends on Saturday April 19 2014 at 12.00pm (GMT time)

The winner will be chosen randomly and announced on my blog

wish you all good luck :)



Thursday, 13 March 2014

OOTD : Go go dungarees @Knaresborough

Sawasdee ka~

Last Sunday I went to Knaresborough. Somewhere off Leeds city centre that take only 40minutes by train. It like a small village with a stunning view. I've actually been there about 3 years ago and was really impressed. So when both my boyfriend and myself free and the weather in UK was extremely good, we decided to visit there again. It was a sunny day with a bit of heat and wind. I picked up my dungarees I bought last year. I know this spring dungarees going to come back in trend. So I don't think it too early to wear it. Don't have to say much about my outfit really....the pictures say it all.

Dungarees : New Look Teens (I'm a petite girl so I often get clothes from teens or kids section)
Bralets : River Island swimwear
Ankle boots : Dune
Sunglasses : Topshop
Bag : LYN Thailand
Earring : Thai street store

What do you think about this look? Is it too early for dungarees?



Sunday, 9 March 2014

What I got from Japan #️2 Beauty

Sawasdee ka~
I received lot of positive comments from my last post about sweety and snacks haul from Japan so today I decided to do another haul but this time it is a BEAUTY one :)

Japanese skin care and cosmetic products are some of the best in the world that provide excellent quality and value for money. So when I have a chance to go Japan, beauty products from there are must-buy items for me. Most of the items I'm going to show you today are from drugstore. I truly LOVE Japanese drugstore because of their quality and their affordable prices compared to high end lines. Rows and rows of make-up, skincare and beauty gadgets. The only problem for me is I can't read Japanese TT^TT
As a lipstick lover how can I avoid buying new lipstick to my collection. The brand is called LookMe the lipstick. I've never heard of this brand before but when I swatched the lipstick on my hand I just fell inlove. It's really pigmented with a great choice of colour and creamy finish. Most lipsticks I found in Japan are usually nudey colours with glitter or glossy finish which I'm not fond of. So when I found this brand it's just like a heaven for me. The price is also really cheap as well compare with the quality it provided. If I'm right each lipstick is 840 Yen or about £5. I got them from Loft Shibuya.
I talked about this BB cream on my What's on my face post. I have been using it for about 2 years now and as far as I know it's not sell somewhere else but Japan. There are 3 types of BB cream from Smooth erase : matte, moisturised and acne care medicated. This time I picked an acne care one (1280 Yen) because my skin is pretty sensitive at the moment. I got them from Loft Ueno.
Next are masks I bought from Disney store and Mustsumoto Kiyoshi (one of the biggest drugstore in Tokyo and you can easily find the shop at almost every corner of the road). I think you can guest which mask is from Disney store and which one from drug store :P

The first one, Lululun mask (315 Yen), I have never heard or seen any review about it but every time when I walked pass drugstore I always see this mask. So one day I decided to give it a try. To be honest I'm not really sure about its benefit to my face though as I said I can't read Japanese. If any of you here can read japanese or use this mask before please let me know. I will be greatly appreciated. One package contains 7 mask sheets inside a zip-lock bag so you don't have to worry about the mask going to dry out if you aren't use it for awhile. Next are very cute mask pads from Disney store Shibuya. It was too cute to resist getting even if I wasn’t completely sure what it was at first! It costs 150 yen per pack (10 sheets). I bought 3 different scents in Winnie the Pooh (honey), Minnie mouse (strawberry), and Marie (peach). You can just stick the sheet anywhere on your face&body and leave for 10 minutes like normal mask. It claims to moisterised your skin :)
 As I love Muji products so much when I arrive Japan how can I avoid going there. Muji make up line is cheap with good quality. I went to Yurakucho branch and bought these 2 items. One is a blusher in subtle peach tone with a little bit of glitter. The micro-sparkles in the blush give a very nice glow to the entire look without being over the top. I also bought green tea bath salt as well. My sister recommended this to me.
The product on the left is makeup remover which I accidentally bought while I'm in Japan. Initially I thought it was a Sana Nameraka Honpo Soy Milk Facial Cleansing Wash Foam that I bought few years back and really like it but when I tried to wash my face with it, it gives a different feeling so I googled it and found out that  I used make up remover washed my face for 2 days. Please don't laugh at me I really feel ashamed about it >__<. The next one is the Moritaya mask that alot of people rave about. It is a soybean yogurt mask that claims to soften your skin. It smell really subtle and yogurty (if that's a word). Personally I really like this mask and now I got 2 or maybe 3 tubs in my stock.
For no eyebrows girl like me browpencil is something I can't live without.  I hate shapen my brow pencil so much and would prefer a twist up one. So this time when I have a chance I bought 3 twist up brow pencils in one go. One from Excel and another 2 are from Kiss. They are either sell in Loft and Mustsumoto Kiyoshi

Next is lipstick again. It's from Canmake in colour "01". I'm not sure why I bought a lot of peachy nudey lipsticks lately but I just can't stop myself. It's pretty colour and feel nice on my lips.

Finish my haul with something a little more expensive. Do you like macarons from Laduree?! I love them and love as much as a make up line from the same brand. I went to Laduree shop in Ginza and feel overwhelmed with every products there. Finally I picked a pressed cheek colour in number 3. They sell blush and case separately with the total price come up to 6000 Yen or something around that. I definitely do a review on this blush but I can't promise when I will post about it as I have many products I want to review first hehehehe

Hope you like this haul



Sunday, 2 March 2014

What I got from Japan #️1 candy and snacks

Sawasdee ka~

Like I told you on my post last Sunday, I went to Japan last month for a week and today I'm going to show you candy and snacks I bought from there. Some items are only sell in Japan so if you have a chance to go there don't forget to give them a try. I promise you won't be disappointed.
The most famous tea from Japan is green tea. So what about green tea (Matcha) Kitkat? I can't tell how much I like this flavour. Okay, so Kitkat is not Japanese brand. But, it is one of the top selling chocolate bars in Japan. Kitkat in Japan has many varieties that not available in other countries such as green tea. I'm not really sure about strawberry Kitkat whether it sell somewhere else though.
Next, Collon, crispy cream candies with an unfortunate name. It's a green tea flavour as well and apart from its name I think the taste is really nice. The outer shell is flakey like thin layers of wafer cone. The filling is very soft and fluffy. I can see how these are much more likely to be designed for kids rather than adults given the sweetness level. As a sweet tooth girl like me I don't really mind how sweet it is.
This trip I also had a chance to go Tokyo Disney sea. It was a great time because it just passed 30th anniversaries and also the time I went their it's close to Valentine so the packagings of its products are really cute. To be honest, apart from cute packaging they are nothing unique about the sweeties I bought. The first box is butter and chocolate cookies and the second one is chocolate crunch.
Have you ever tried Dip dab? It's a bag of sweet/sour fizzy powder that comes with a lollipop. Once the lollipop has been licked, it can be dipped into the fizzy powder and then sucked clean. This Woody little sachet is exactly the same as Dip dap. The lollipops have 2 flavours; strawberry and coke. Again it's nothing special on this one as well.
Tokyo Banana is a number 1 souvenir choice when I want to get something back as a gift from Japan. These cute banana shaped sponge cake is filled with banana flavored custard which is sweet ans soft. There are more choice of flavours but in my opinion the original one is the best. If you are interested I recommend you to buy it in the airport so you don't have to worry about space in your luggage :)

Last one, it's not a candy but I think I might also show you this as well. I used to curios about how people make all yummy chocolate with lovely pattern on top and this answer everything. I found it in 100Yen shop. Thought it would be good if I can make my own chocolate with lovely heart pattern on top.

Have you ever tried any of these sweeties?