Saturday, October 26, 2013

ALL RIBBONS & BOWS

My current obsession is everything ribbons & bows. They're dainty & super cute on everything: jeweleries, shirts, sweaters, skirts, dresses or shoes. They add a feminine touch to any outfit. I love them!

Photos from Pinterest. Edited by me.



Be Peachy. Be Glamorous. Be You.




Monday, October 14, 2013

SPOT ON ASOS.COM

Who doesn't like asos.com? Online shops, with free shipping & returns, are a dream-comes-true. Especially if you live in a country where fashion/beauty items are ridiculously expensive (like NZ where I am).


1) A leather jacket & a funky top added an edgy touch to these lady-like Peg-Pants and heels. And, the Hunter Green gives an interesting look to the outfit.

2) Love the deep V & roomy Blouse. The wrapped front, the yellow print & the roll-up sleeves makes it stand-out.

3) A Tartan skirt with a black sweater. Cute but also sexy when teamed with a pair of black patent lace-up heels. 

4) A cut-off shoulder Shirt with a pair of Tailored Shorts. Showing enough skin but not too much for chilly Spring in NZ. 

5) A basic navy Sequin Knitted Jumper teamed with a (real or faux) leather Mini Skirt. Give this look a perfect contrast between different fabric textures.

6) A white singlet, a pair of black Shorts with belted waist & a pair of killer strapy heels. It's simple & elegant!

7) The black leather-look Skirt is a perfect match to this vintage rusty Silk Shirt. A great work outfit.

8) I love teal! This Midi Skirt with rip waist and front zip detail is such a great piece to add teal to Spring wardrobe. 


Be Peachy. Be Glamorous. Be You.


 

Monday, October 7, 2013

P-HAUL: ESSENCE COSMETICS

After hearing so many positive reviews about Essence Cosmetics, I'm so thrilled to know that has finally arrived in NZ. I came across their products at Price Wise but the SA told me that Essence products are going to be available at Farmers soon.
I wasn't expecting to run into Essence stands that day. I didn't have anything in mind about what I wanted to get. I just randomly picked a few things that caught my eyes. Just before went to the cashier, I remembered MissTango2 mentioned about how much she loves the Longlasting Lipglosses. So I picked those up, too.

and here's what I bought.....

get BIG! lashes Volume Boost Waterproof Mascara: They have a good variety of mascaras. I always use waterproof & I wanted to find something as good as Maybelline The Falsies. It was my pick for mascara.

Stay With Me Longlasting Lipgloss: If I'm not wrong, they have 6 shades available. The shades I have are (top t- bottom) Candy Bar - a bright coral red, Me & My Ice Cream - a pale peachy pink, and Pretty Witty - a medium fuchsia. 

Make-up Sponge: Yes! A Beauty Blender look-a-like. I've never tried a Beauty Blender so I won't be doing a comparison of the 2. I usually use a Sigma F80 for my foundation. I'll see if this sponge will give me any better results than the Sigma brush.

Liquid Ink Waterproof Eyeliner: I never have much luck when it comes to liquid eyeliners. I always go back to my good old MAC Fluidline. I picked this liner because it's only N$5. It has a very small & precise brush which I like.

Souffle Touch Blush: This blush has a mousse texture. I've got it in the shade called Cold Wildberry. It's a mid-tone pink with a hint of blue & purple. It has a baby soap/lotion scent which is not a bad thing. But if you're sensitive to strong scents, you might want to stay away from this blush. 

Match2Cover! Cream Concealer: The packaging caught my eyes. It looks similar to Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit. Essence Creamy Concealer has 2 shades of concealer which you can mix to match your skin tone.


 That's it for another post of P-Haul series. Please wait for more in-depth reviews on these goodies.



Be Peachy. Be Glamorous. Be You.


 


 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

MAVALA NAIL COLOURS

In NZ, you can fine Mavala products at Farmers, Unichem, Radius, Life Pharmacy and other local chemists. Their nail colours come in a cute 5ml. bottle at NZ$9-$10. I happened to find these lot at Price Wise for $1 each. They don't have the full range but a rather good selection: Pastels, Glitters, Bolds etc.


The brush application works well. Some appears streakier than the other but nothing major. I really like the small size bottle & the under NZ$10 price. Instead of buying an OPI for NZ$24.50, I can get 2 of Mavalas!! A girl can never have too many nail polishes, right? Also, a small size means I'm more likely to finish them before they are dried out. I always wonder when I am going to finish any of my full size bottles.




Platinum Marble has a shimmery finish. It has a hard-to-describe shade of pink, beige, grey & purple. It goes on quite sheer. I think it would look the same as in the bottle with at least 4 layers.(2 coats) 


Denim Blue is a metallic navy blue. Nothing much to say about this one. Just that I love it. (2 coats)


Aquamarine is a pastel mint green with very subtle green, blue & silver shimmers. It has a cream finish. Many people think that it's a dupe for Channel polish in Jade.
 

Vertigo Red is a jewel tone red with pearly finish. I don't own many red nail colours but this is a kind of red I wear. Not too bright. Not too too dark. Just the right shade to give that polishes & sophisticated look. (2 coats)



Racing Green is a creamy dark hunter green. Out of this bunch, this is the one I love the most. It's really opaque & very easy to apply. (1 coat)




Be Peachy. Be Glamorous. Be You.




Tuesday, October 1, 2013

TAG: 7 DEADLY SINS OF BEAUTY


Original photo from  from American's Next Top Model. Edited by me.

Greed : What is your most expensive/inexpensive beauty product?

 At NZ$89, I think NARS Sheer Glow Foundation is my current most expensive beauty product. But my all-time most expensive beauty product would be the 1st NAKED palette. I remember it sold out everywhere & I found this seller on ebay have it & they offer international shipping. I ended up paying nearly NZ$120 for it. 

And, the most inexpensive items I own are Mavala Nail Polishes. I've just got them a week ago. They're usually NZ$9.95 but I bought them at NZ$5 for 5 from Price Wise (a discount store in Ponsonby). I thought my favourite AVON Care Lip Balm (NZ$1.30) was the cheapest but these polishes are as good as I can get for any good quality beauty products.

Wrath : What product do you have a love/hate relationship with?

Pigments or Loose Eye Shadows. They're extremely messy but always have the most gorgeous shades you can never get from pressed eye shadows. You have to give pigments two thumbs up when it comes to being unique & more affordable (you can get sample size jars/baggies of pigments but no one will sell you 1/4 of a pan of an eye shadow, right?)

Gluttony : What are your most delicious beauty products? 

1) Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Lotion - It's like slathering chocolate on my skin.
2) LUSH Snow Fairy Shower Gel - Sweet & Fruity. I feel like showering with candy floss.
3) Honey - It's literally delicious! I use honey in my DIY Skin Exfoliator & Face Mask.

Sloth : What products do you neglect due to laziness? 

Eye cream and Toner are the 2 products I tend to skip the most. These items are something I think that are gimmicks. I believe that if I clean my face properly with a good makeup remover and/or a good cleanser, and followed by raising with warm water or wiping with a warm face cloth. There's no need for a toner. The same goes for eye creams. A good moisturizer should take care all of the areas on your face. If you think your moisturizer is too thick/heavy for your eye areas, it probably too thick/heavy for your whole face.



Pride : What product gives you the most confidence? 

Hands down, BB Cream. It's a great item to have for a rushing morning when I don't have enough time for a primer, a foundation & a concealer. It evens out skin tone, conceals imperfections, contains SPF, moisturizes & long lasting. Just this one product and I can leave the house knowing I'm still presentable.

Lust : What attributes do you find attractive in the opposite sex?

I've got 5 words for you: Clean, Slim, Dimples, Style & Laughs

Envy : What products would you like to receive as a gift? 

 I would definitely love to get any of Jo Malone colognes as a gift. They have the most elegant & unique scents. The idea of fragrance combining is what makes me want to own them. I can create different aromas to suit my mood, my outfit and events eg. wedding or birthday bash. I've tried samples & visited the store. But every time I have an urge to buy something from them. I just can't justify to pay over NZ$300 for a 100ml of perfume, EVER. Not to mention those NZ$130 candles. 
So, these are my sins. What are yours?


Be Peachy. Be Glamorous. Be You.