Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Rimmel Kate Lasting Finish Lipstick 107

This is my first Rimmel lipstick and I'm so glad I tried it. It's matte, has great color pay off, and affordable! I bought this at Centrepoint for 45 SAR. I was able to get only one color from the collection cause they only had 4 shades at the counter and the other 3 was quite similar to my other lipsticks, but after trying this one I might get the nude one next time.

Rimmel Kate Lasting Finish 107

Comparisons: MAC Most Popular, Rimmel Kate 107, MAC Ruby Woo

As you can see on the swatches, 107 is like an opaque, and matte version of Most Popular. If I just put it on lightly on my lips and apply a clear gloss on top, it would look almost similar to the MAC one but Most Popular is slightly pinker.

Rimmel Kate 107

My daughter said I looked like an evil step mother on this photo bwahaha I think it's because of the strong eyes and lips. I used Sleek "Oh So Special" palette on my eyes which you can see the swatches here and I used Rimmel Kate 107 on my lips.

Sleek "Oh so special" on the lids and Rimmel Kate 107 on the lips

If you are searching for affordable matte lipsticks, I recommend getting these Rimmel Kate Lasting Finish lippies. :)

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Sleek "Oh So Special" (Swatches)

This has got to be my favorite palette from Sleek makeup. I'm a fan of plums and corals when it comes to eyeshadows and this palette can go from day to night. If I were to travel and could only bring one palette, this would definitely be it. 

 Sleek "Oh So Special"

 Swatches (natural light no flash)

Swatches (with flash)

No primer was used on all of the swatches. See how pigmented the colors are? But  even though the color payoff's great, I still wouldn't recommend not using a primer because the eyeshadows are pretty powdery and might fall off your lids at the end of the day. For $9.99 this palette is a must have! :)

Here's a simple EOTD I did yesterday using this palette.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Sephora Nail Patch Art "Chinese Blossom"

I did a review of the Sephora Nail Patch art a year ago which can be found here. I want to share with you a new design I got from Sephora called "chinese blossom."

I used:

1. Sally Hansen "hard as nails" nail hardener as a base
2. Sephora nail patch art
3. Nail file
4. Essence gel-look top coat

1. I applied the base & let it dry for a few minutes.
2. Fit the nail patch to your nails and tear the white part, then apply. (instruction sheet included in the nail patch art)
3. As I said on my past review, instead of tearing the patch, I filed the excess to give a cleaner look.
4. Apply top coat.

On my past review I didn't write anything bad about this product, but now I'm going to share with you a slight con of the nail patch.

See the gap? The nail patches were a little narrow for my nails. I suggest applying a nail polish of the same color as the nail patch before applying the actual nail patch, or like what I did here, I applied a black polish on the gap using a nail art pen after applying the patch.

Overall I'm still satisfied witch this patch and it still took a long time  before I experienced any chipping. In case you were wondering how I get them off, just like glitter polishes, soak a cotton ball into nail polish remover, put it on your nail, and wrap it with foil. Wait a few minutes and wipe off. :)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Sleek Makeup

I've been seeing bloggers raving about Sleek Makeup for the last 2 years but it was only recently that I've decided to see for myself what the hype was all about. I placed my order on their website on April 19, and on their website, you can see the status of your order. Mine said "Processing" for 2 days so I really wasn't sure if my orders went through cause I've read on their FB page and other blog posts that many people were having issues with their orders like they still haven't received their package after 2 months, some of the items were missing, some of the orders wasn't processed even though the amount of the purchase was deducted through their credit card, etc. So I e-mailed them on April 21, and they responded the next day and said that the items were already shipped. The only downside of purchasing from them is that they don't provide you with tracking numbers. Luckily, I received my items after 15 days from the dispatch date. In case you didn't know, sleek makeup is a UK makeup brand and they ship internationally. Shipping was only $5.09!

My orders were nicely packed and the eyeshadows were in good shape. :)

 Face contour kit in Medium ($8.49), Acid palette ($9.99)

 Bad girl palette ($9.99), Au naturel palette ($9.99)

My most fav palette of all, Oh so special ($9.99)

I'm happy with the items and will definitely purchase again from their website! I will probably do separate posts for swatches and looks using these palettes. :)
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