If you’re in the know, it’d be pretty obvious to you that we here are big fans of Into The Gloss and, by extension, Glossier. Well, as much of a fan as you can be for someone who’s never tried any of their products since Glossier doesn’t ship internationally. But after ages of longingly drooling over pictures of Glossier’s sleek, minimalist-chic products online, it was finally time to bite the bullet and, with money and third party help, get their stuff over here to Malaysia and try it out for myself!
Amongst their carefully-curated lineup of products, the one that I really wanted to try the most was the Glossier Skin Tint.
Continue reading “Into the Glossier Skin Tint.”
The most common thing in Australia in the health and beauty department is most definitely Pawpaw ointment. In case you have no idea what is pawpaw, it is simply papaya – it’s called pawpaw because that’s the sound the fruit makes when it falls from the tree, according to King Louie.
And who is King Louie?
If you’re really asking that then damn you gotta brush your up your Disney facts!
Continue reading “My Passport Stamp: Western Australia Part II”
Hey guys. So recently a friend of ours was having a birthday so we went out to curate a birthday gift for her. We say ‘curate’ instead of just, like, ‘pick out’ because we wanted her gift to not just be a single item but to resemble something more like a swag bag. Like it’s not just a GIFT, you know, but a carefully selected assortment of beauty-related items that we not only knew that she would love but also had similar, attractive packaging that would harmonise and look great together. Oh, and it was all wrapped up in a very chic clear pouch from Muji… très minimalist, no?
Anyway, we had so much fun picking out the gifts and we were so proud of the end result that we just HAD to carry out the entire curation process all over again. Now, just going out and buying a whole set of beauty products for ourselves would just be, well, narcissistic and wasteful BUT then we had the idea: why not do a giveaway?
Continue reading “To all our Malaysian friends…”
Have any of you noticed that the people of our generation (late-teens to mid-twenties) kind of love glorifying financial irresponsibility? Like we’ll see funny memes going all “RIP my bank account” or post a picture of a literally homeless person and be all “me after the Sephora sale”. I mean it was cute the first couple of times but we can’t complain that older people label us as being entitled and un-independent then turn around and basically create this whole culture of irresponsibility.
Adulting fail, y’all! Teehee!
Continue reading “Lighter & Curler: A Journey”
On days when I visit the beach, I’d stick to just a few steps. Why would you bother wearing so much on your face just to have it melted away by the salty air? Beaches are for getting lazy and relaxed, and these are the days when I’d let my skin take a breather after working overtime under all the studio makeup, so I keep my base as light as possible.
Continue reading “Beach Girl Makeup.”
One of the things I’ve always struggled with is incorporating more colour into my makeup looks. Now, I obviously don’t have much of a problem with wearing bright colours on my lips and cheeks (actually, I’ll wear ANY shade on my lips– I ain’t afraid) but I’ve always struggled with getting any colour on my eyes.
This is mostly due to the fact that I have tiny eyelids, therefore getting to be adventurous with my eyeshadow is out of the question. I LIKE colourful eyeshadow but the good ones are always expensive and I’m apprehensive towards paying loads of money for something I wouldn’t be able to wear all the time (colourful eyeshadows at the drugstore are usually crappy and too wishy-washy). HOWEVER, I’ve found a way to ease myself into a more wearable method of wearing colour on my eyes: meet NYX Vivid Brights Liner.
Continue reading “Bright eyes with NYX Vivid Brights.”
Before we begin, please do not attack me for the title. I do not have anything against thots. I am a thot! If you’re curious to find out why I decided to give the Kylie Lip Kit this highly prestigious title, proceed to read the rest of my ramblings below.
Okay, before we REALLY begin, let me clarify: I know all the drama surrounding these lipsticks. The private labelling accusations, the poor customer service, etcetera etcetera. I LIVE for beauty industry gossip so yes I’m well aware of them. But I decided to give this product a try and give it as neutral a critique as possible.
Continue reading “Kylie Lipkit– The lipstick for thots!”
In my last lipstick post, I’ve recommended different types of lipsticks from drugstore to Korean ones but this time around, my focus will be just drugstore brands and how you can choose some good ones, or how to make use of the not-so-great ones.
When it comes to lipstick, the first thing I would always look at is the color. Only after I’m attracted to the color would I then swatch the sample product on the back of my hand to see how pigmented the product is, and to check what kind of finish it has. Never would I ever put the sample on my own lips because that would be so disgusting. I know how some people actually wear all kinds of samples at Sephora but how do you do this?
Continue reading “Lipsticks from London.”
I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life that I wish I could erase completely from my personal history book, and there are some mistakes that I could forgive myself for – and some that I couldn’t. The most recent mistake that I made, a purchase that should have never happened was me giving in to Lush when I was in the UK. I think this entry is going to be the most angry My Passport Stamp that I’ve ever written.
Lush is undeniably popular, I mean people rave about the brand all the time. On blogs, on Youtube, on Instagram….everywhere! For some reason, I’ve never been tempted enough to get some for myself when travelling outside of Malaysia over the last couple of years. But for no concrete reason at all, I found myself handing over British Pounds to the Lush salesgirl at Westfield Mall!
Continue reading “Lush wasn’t so luscious to me.”
I don’t like beige lips. I don’t like light beige, or dark beige. I don’t like brown beige nor pink beige. I don’t like it with eggs. I don’t like it with ham. I don’t like it with spam. Sam I am.
But then EVERY DAY that goes by where people go mad over some variation of a beige/greige nude– usually matte– and I can only react like “oh that wouldn’t look good on me”, I die a little more inside (I’m on life support, at this point). See, my defiance towards straight-up unapologetically nude lips is not out of some middle school desire to be against the mainstream or whatever. It just doesn’t look good on me! I wish it did. I want to be one of those bronzy girls who can wear, like, bronzer and mascara and Kat Von D Bow and Arrow and look great. But no. I’ll just look sick.
Nevertheless, my good sis wears a lot of those kinds of lipsticks (she’s a typical millenial: influenced by Kylie, wears brown liquid lipstick, etc) so I decided to ask her about what she thinks are the best nude lipsticks around. Continue reading “Four Favourite Nudes”