Thursday, 28 April 2011

NOTD: Pink + Glitter

I've started to become addicted to glitter nail polishes recently + with my happy purchase of Canmake's clear polish with silver glitters, I decided to use it as a top coat over a dark pink ^^

Maybelline New York 135 Nude Rose with Canmake's Glitter polish on tips

What do you guys think of it? I think it's great for Spring and Summer. 
Pink's not normally my favourite but this darker shade of pink I'm wearing right now, it's not actually that bad! 

What do you guys think? 

Pearl <3

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

OOTD 5: Chinos, Moccasins + Longchamp

Today's such a nice day so I thought why not do an OOTD post as I haven't done one in a while. Today, I just wore something casual for Spring! 

- Grey Cardigan (H&M)
- Black Floral Lace Top (Primark)
- Light Khaki Green/Beige Chinos (From HK)
- Tan Skinny Belt (Primark)
-Brown Mocassins (Zara)

I also paired this outfit with my new navy Longchamp bag! ^^

An outfit great for Spring + Summer!
Just something casual

Pearl <3

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Review + Swatch: Maybelline New York Gel Eyeliner (01 Intense Black)

I'm sure many of you's have heard of Bobbi Brown's gel eyeliner and all the good reviews it has received. However, as I didn't want to spend so much on a tiny pot of gel eyeliner, I decided to opt for Maybelline's new gel eyeliner!

RRP: £7.99

I think the packaging looks similar to Bobbi Brown's gel eyeliner apart from the cap. The gel is in a small glass tub and secured with a metal cap. It also comes with a brush too which is really useful!

A closer look at the brush + the gel

I decided to try it out + what are my thoughts? It's super easy to apply on! I thought it would be quite difficult + awkward to apply on at first but I was wrong. The brush makes it super easy to apply as you can have thick or thin strokes which is really good! 
Here's the outcome:

I wouldn't say the colour is 'intense black' with one stroke but you could always add on more layers to make the colour more black. 

Product: 9/10
Pigmentation: 8/10
Texture: 9/10
Application: 10/10
Packaging: 10/10

Overall? Highly recommended for those looking for a gel liner!

 Pearl <3

Sunday, 24 April 2011

NOTD: Nude Shatter/Crackle Nail Polish (ft. OPI Teenage Dream)

There seems to be A LOT of crackle polishes these days & I love them! Quick + easy nail art in less than what, 2 minutes? 
Anyway, I managed to find a nude coloured crackle polish while on holiday in Hong Kong + here's what it looks like applied over OPI's Teenage Dream!

The crackle polish is from the brand 'Dark Tina Angel'. It's a japanese brand which is probably why I've never heard of/seen swatches of these crackle polishes before!

What do you guys think of the nude crackle polish?

Pearl <3

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Hong Kong Haul #1 (pic heavy!)

It's about time I do haul of what I purchased in Hong Kong. This will only be part one though as I'm quite tired today so I will do part two of this haul very soon! ^^

Nail polishes, BB Boomer, Lipgloss + earrings

1. Canmake Cosmetics

Canmake Colorful Nail: Frosty Silver 

I haven't used this polish yet but I've seen swatches of this polish + it looks gorgeous when applied onto the tips of your nail over a nail polish! Looking forward to using this ^^

Canmake Nudy Glow Lipgloss: Sugar Milk Tea

This is a great nude coloured lipgloss, it gives a natural look when applied onto your lips which is great for daily use! 

2. Earrings

Vivienne Westwood Mini Orb Earrings

I've been wanting a pair of Vivienne Westwood earrings for a while now + managed to purchase a pair while shopping in Shatin as they have a VW store there. They are rather cute don't cha think? ^^

Chanel Plain Silver earrings

Okay, I admit, these are only replica earrings. But who cares? Well, I don't care anyway ^^" 

3. Missha BB Boomer

Missha BB Boomer

This product was recommended by a friend + I decided to give it a go + try it out. I haven't properly used this yet but before I purchased it, the saleswoman applied some onto my hands + I must admit, it did make my skin feel softer. Looking forward to using this product! ^^

4. Dark Tina Angel Nail Polish

Believe it or not, this is actually a shatter polish! Just like the OPI Black Shatter + others, it cracks while beginning to dry. I've never heard of this brand before but they had many different colours in their shatter range. As I'm a nude lover, I decided to pick up a nude coloured shatter polish. 
Looking forward to using this!

#2 of this haul coming soon!

Pearl <3

Why hello there, Mulberry Oversized Alexa Bag ♥

Meet my new baby, the Mulberry Oversized Alexa Bag ^^
It is absolutely gorgeous! Fell in love with it first time I saw it. In other words, 'Love at First Sight'. 

What I love about this bag is the fact that it has two handles. One on the top + a longer strap on the sides. It is also really spacious inside so you can carry a lot of stuff inside! 

Sorry about the bad quality, was taken with my webcam! ><

Pearl <3

NOTD: Nail Art - Blossom Nail Cocktail

I'm guessing you're all wondering what this is? I purchased this in Hong Kong + I love the outcome of this! The pack comes with three polishes + basically, each polish is applied on top of each other step-by-step.
So here's what it looks like!

Super cute don't you think? The colours blend in well + create a glittery look. There were a lot of colours to choose from such as blue, pink + many others but I chose brown for a more natural look ^^

What do you guys think?

Pearl <3

M.A.C Quite Cute: Bubble Tea Plushglass (+ swatches)

I'm back in UK now! *boohoo* =(
But I managed to pick up a plushglass from M.A.C while at Heathrow Airport as they had the 'Quite Cute' Collection in store!

So here it is, M.A.C's Bubble Tea plushglass

It's a sheer nude colour which is great for those who love nude lip glosses! I love it, it's a very natural looking colour when applied onto the lips. Highly recommended for those looking for a nude lip gloss ^^ 

What do you think?

Pearl <3

Monday, 11 April 2011

Sasa Haul + Reviews (ft. Liese + EOS)

Sorry for all the hauls these days! I'm not bragging or anything, just showing people things which they could find in certain shops ^^

Ok, I went to Sasa today + bought some stuff which are worth reviewing + mentioning about. First up, Liese hair products!

Liese Juicy Shower

I've read a lot of good reviews about this product. Seeing as I'm in HK atm, I decided to pick one up. It has a very nice berry scent which is a plus as I'm sure no one would want something smelly on their hair... ^^
It also makes my hair less frizzy + much more softer even after one use!
Highly recommended!

Liese Designing Jelly: II Swing Wave

I wasn't sure how to use this product at first but I just squeezed one pump onto my hand and put it though the ends of my hair. Then once it's evenly distributed, a scrunched my hair up in the palm of my hands + woah la! You have wavy hair! 
My hair is normally poker straight so I wasn't expecting this product to work but to my amazement, it worked extremely well! ^^

Next up, EOS

EOS Lip Balm Honeysuckle Honeydew

I've been wanting one of these since the very first time I saw photos of them. I never knew Sasa stocked EOS so I picked one up when I saw them on one of the counters. I found that the green EOS lip balm was the one that smelt the nicest but different opinions, different thoughts ^^

More hauls coming up soon probably! 

Pearl <3

Thursday, 7 April 2011

World Duty Free Haul (ft. M.A.C + Tiffany & Co.)

I decided to do some shopping while in London Heathrow airport on my way to Hong Kong. I managed to pick up a few things I had in mind + here they are!

First up, my Tiffany & Co. necklace ^^

The necklace came in beautiful packaging. The necklace was placed into a Tiffany's pouch then placed into a box + finally secured with a white ribbon. They also put the receipt into a Tiffany's envelope!

Return to Tiffany
Mini Double Heart Tag Pendant Necklace
RRP: £66 (airport price)

The pendant was a lot smaller than expected but only because I never realized that the Return to Tiffany pendant was a 'mini' size. The necklace chain length is 16" which is a bit short but I'm not too fussed about it. Overall, I'm really happy with this necklace. My first Tiffany's + hoping for more in the future! ^^

Last but not least, M.A.C ~

L-R: Lip Conditioner SPF 15, Select Moisturecover 

I was super excited to visit the M.A.C store in the airport as I live no where that sells M.A.C. I managed to pick up two products.

RRP: £9.35 (airport price)

The scent of this lip conditioner is heavenly! It smells of vanilla + makes my lips feel super soft. Highly recommended for those looking for a lip conditioner! ^^ 

RRP: £11.45 (airport price)

I've been looking for a concealer with moisture for quite a while now as my face can get dry at times + this concealer was perfect! It applies on well as it is liquid based with a wand brush. I also love the fact that it doesn't go flaky if applied onto dry skin as my face can get dry at times. 
Highly recommended!

That's all for now, hoping to buy a few more goodies in Heathrow airport on my way back from Hong Kong! ^^

Pearl <3

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

I'm in Hong Kong!

Some of you guys may know that I'm on holiday at the moment. I arrived in Hong Kong yesterday + I'm super excited to do some shopping!

Night view from Hotel

I managed to buy a few M.A.C goodies from World Duty Free while at the airport and some other stuff. A small airport haul will be up soon!

Pearl <3