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First Impression: dUCk Cosmetics Lipstick Matte Decisions

Saturday, September 09, 2017


    Assalamualaikum and good morning guys! How's your day going? Hope you'll have a bright and cheerful day while reading this blog post. So today I'm going to write about this Lipstick collection from a brand name Duck. If you guys didn't know, Duck is actually a scarves brand that I have talked about in #Review on Duckscarves post and slowly they expand on doing stationery and home and living stuff. Now they are releasing a makeup line and honestly, I'm quite excited when they announced it but was turn off by the colour shades that they offer. I was expecting a lot more for their shades but it's okay since it was just a beginning point for D and the Duck team. Who knows maybe they will later come out with cool shades to wear? I'll keep watching out for you D hehe.

Okay now on the my first impressions thoughts!


Alhamdulillah, I get a chance to bought one from #MatteDecisions ranges which is obviously a matte lipstick, hence the name. I bought Zealous Zoey because I think that this colour suits my skin tone very well and it is metallic. Bro, metallic bro. It is a must buy for me because the other colours are kinda basic and un wearable for me, I think most of the colours suits fair skin people better? I don't know, just my two cents. Oh but I love how D claims it to be cruelty free, paraben free and halal! They are in process to get the Halal certificate too! I love their effort for doing this because some people are very particular for these stuff. ♡


Packaging 
Duck always hook me up with their cute and cheerful packaging and this is one is included! I love the illustrations on the box packaging and it makes me feel 'sayang' to throw it away because the packaging are damn cute! When I open the box, it reveal that the lipstick comes with a beautiful rose gold cap. It is a kind of a simple packaging, but I'm the one that love minimalistic packaging so this is a thumbs up for me. In lipsticks application, I prefer this doe foot size applicator rather than the long one. I love how it hugged my lips nicely and smooth out the application nicely.

I love the colour very much, it is a beautiful brown metallic shades with red undertone. I love the pigmentation in this colour but I think there's an inconsistency of the formula for each colour. My mom bought Minimally Tracy and truth to be told, it's kind of streaky. You got to apply a second layer to make it total opaque but it was different with Zealous Zoey. So far, loving the formula! It dries instantly but at the same time it got that hydrating feels. So far I've wear it without lip balm and it is doing a good job for not cracking my lips! Another thumbs up for me.

Info of the lipstick!
Price: Matte Decisions (RM75)
Where to get it?: Duck Cosmetics Store (Pavillion) and FashionValet
Size: 0. 24 fl oz (7ml)

Have you try it? Give your thoughts! ;)

beauty

First Impression: Arome Floral Perfume Lip Scrub by Watson

Sunday, August 20, 2017



         Assalamualaikum and hello guys! How are you doing?  I know that it has been a long time I didn't post anything... (forgive me please) but fear not, I'm back with a first impression of a lip scrub. I've been a long time fan of Lush lip scrub but due to no Lush store in Malaysia and Lush can get quite expensive if you purchase regularly. (I have my budget too!) So I got to search for an alternative for a student like me T_T

I dropped by Watsons and quickly grabbed it as soon as I saw it hanging on the shelves. Been wanting to try this for a quite few times now and finally I have.




As you can see it has a mouthful ingredients to compare with my previous lip scrubs that only have minimal ingredients which is like, sugar... and other essential oils. (natural issit) Sooo, I tried the lip scrub and I expected it to be of course, sugary like above my lips but no, it is quite gentle and kind of not edible? Because I try to taste it and it end up taste like... soap. I don't like it. What the meaning of lip scrub if it's not edible? (xD) Kiddin' hehe.

Well, it doesn't feel satisfying as much than Lush lip scrub but I do sense a bit of exfoliation when I use it. I don't know why but when I wet it with water it tends to foam up, is it like that? The term I mean. Because it taste like soap (wth 😂) So I used this few times and surprisingly, despite of the soap taste it works quite well! It also works in removing lip products also. I was surprised actually when it actually did remove the lipstick because I expect it to not work tho. My lips also didn't dry up after using it because I always experience dry lips when I use Lush' lip scrub and it bothers me quite a bit.... Good job Watsons!

OVERALL
4/5 stars! Lost one stars due to the taste.... I still feel like I was licking some kind of poisonous substance 😂

PRICE
Only at Watsons with a retail price: RM22.90 (I got it on sale hehe)

What's your fav lip scrub?

beauty

Velvet Vanity Liquid Lipstick : Review

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

I ripped it apart immediately I got my hand on this

Assalamualaikum and hello lovelies ♡

Wow, it's such a long time since I blog anything right? Well, due to no inspirations and lack of time since I am quite busy with my part time job. No time to even open the blog and check any updates! Well, fear not because I'm back with another review of a lip product called Velvet Vanity. Familiar with that brand? If you an avid lover of lipstick and supporting local brands you might know this brand quite well.

VELVET VANITY
This brand is actually quite new to the industry as it just launched in 2016 and a proudly homegrown brand. (Support local peeps!) It claims to be 100% vegan and cruelty free which is a good thing because nowadays people are slowly realising how important that label for our vegan friends. Before this, VV only offers limited colours but now they are starting to release new shades to pick! (Excited af. ) Now they are promoting two shades which are Peach Perfect and Smash Hit for their 'Princess Of China' campaign and the colour is to die for and that's where I couldn't hold myself to buy it! Seriously, I was in dilemma wether to buy the bundle or not.......



So yeah, all of a sudden there's a parcel arrive at my house. Wow, what a shocker.
Before this, I only have one VV lipstick and it's in the shade cheap trills. Mind you that is the perfect nude colour for my tan skin. Now I decided to purchase the latest bundle to add in to the collection and I can't wait to share with you the swatches! At first, I thought that Cheap Trills is enough for me so far, but by looking at all the pics on their Instagrams.... It kills me how beautiful they are.

 Awwww.

PACKAGING
I love the tiffany blue on their packaging so much because nowadays, black sleek packaging is been use by like almost every brand in this local industry but instead, this brand portrays a fun packaging on it. The material of the tube is glass with a plastic cap. I'm fine with the packaging so far.

TEXTURE
It stays true to it name, very velvety texture! The application glides smoothly and my lips feel very hydrating through out the day. It dries out satin but will slowly turn to matte but in the early application, they do transfer a lil' bit but not too much. Seriously, no drying effect or anything because fyi, I have dry lips and can easily turn into the Sahara desert instantly. -__-' But not with Velvet Vanity! The colour do worn out slowly due to eating or oily food but it fades out beautifully. It leaves out a pretty stain on the lips though.
Left:Without flash // Right: With flash

INGREDIENTS
Hydrolyzed Candelilla Wax, Copernicia (Carnauba) Wax, Mica, Tocopheral Acetate, Organic Jojoba Oil, Cold-pressed Coconut Oil, Flavor, Olive Oil, Cocoa Butter Glycerin (Vegan), Rose Wax

OVERALL
The best and the comfiest liquid lipstick I've tried so far and the colours fit perfectly with my tan skin. I love how the shades they produce are carefully picked so that they can suits all skin tones. As a tan skin myself, finding a nude lipstick is quite hard as I don't want to look too pale but at the same time, I'm not too keen of the bright or darker colours on my lips but VV creates it perfectly. Top notch guys, hope you come out with more new amazing shades!

Price: RM59.00
Size: 0.2 oz / 6ml
Place to buy: ShopVelvetVanity or their authorised sellers.


Have you try VV before?


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Days In Darwin

Thursday, May 04, 2017



Apparently I didn't photograph much in Darwin sadly due to weather over there. There's a day I took a walk and suddenly it rains. The heatness over there is... much more than Malaysia and I was surprised. Before I came to Darwin, I actually thought that I could take up weather over there but I completely lost. The air-conditioning in the room is much more fun. #notproductiveenough Props to whoever living there tho! Anyway, I love how blue the seas are and sadly I couldn't swim at the beaches are fill with Mr. crocodiles and jellyfish. Boohoo. :(

We also went for the Anzac Parade and truthfully when they marched the road, I can feel their emotions and spirit along the parade. Almost teared me up actually but I'm a strong girl darl! Personally, I see Darwin as a lovely city and if you a boat cruisers, you will pretty much love here. There are many cruisers there and the house with the sea view is just gorg. #richpeoplegoals Anyway, that's all from my trip here. Adios lovelies ♡

Have you been to Darwin before?

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April Playlist 🎶

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

 (src: Google)

   Assalamualaikum and hello lovelies!
So April is the month where I discovered new songs and genres that I like. There's mainstream, indie and some that you might like and check out my spotify playlist for the full playlist!

I've been replaying Lust for Life and Quit like forever in love with them ♡ Fangirling the to be exact. :p

What's your April Plays?

 

College

Top Sources That Help Me Choose My Post-SPM

Saturday, April 22, 2017


      Assalamualaikum and hello lovelies!

Hello to all the SPM leavers! Well, I guess it is still not too late for me to suggest what I was using to choose my pathway in next education. I scroll on my twitter and I noticed that there are some of my juniors that still thinking what's next for them in future. For international viewers who doesn't know what is SPM, it is an acronym from Sijil Peperiksaan Malaysia (Malaysian Certificate of Education) which we will take in Form 5 (normally 17 years old) and after finishing it, the results are out and bla bla bla. It's college/university life!

These are a few sites I found during my research period:

EduAdvisor
This site guides me a lot because it discuss the topic like which pre-u you choose, gov or private, scholarship or self-fund? I also love the visuals and the content of this website as it is very friendly to attract the SPM leavers to pay a visit. It also offer a quiz to know which path suit us the best and it making it less stressful in finding college.  Never know finding a college could be fun and their service are also free of charge guys. Who offer knowledge for free right now? Go check them out guys :)


Afterschool
This is another option I go to if EduAdvisor didn't quite satisfied me (xD). This site is not as fun and cheerful as EduAdvisor because it shows a little more maturity in the layout and all but also provide full knowledge of the education! This site also shows  a little more in depth of each universities as you can click on your choice of unis and search if there's any availability of your fav course. It also offers personal counselor for tips and advice for your next path. This sites helps me a lot though! 


Lukman Khiruddin
Well, this isn't exactly a website but it still a source. SPM leavers usually rely on his tweets as he always done threads on how to search for scholars or guide101 to universities. He also created a hashtag to compile all his tweets related to the topic using #schol101. He guide you one by one and also sometimes answer clueless question from viewers, but that's knowledge right?


There are also other sources I used but these are the top 3 that help guided me all the way. Feel free to comment any preferred sites to do searches! Good luck to all the SPM leavers if you are having any interview or whatsoever. Remember, course doesn't define you and choose where your passion is at. Please also be independent and do more research if you are quite unsure of anything. Google is your friend after all.

p.s. Still obsessed with Lana and Abel song! Loveeee

Which one to choose?





fashion

TREND: Muslimah Friendly Off Shoulder Trend

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

       Assalamualaikum and hello lovelies!

So I can see that there are certain trends that speculates around across my instagram timeline and one of it that I'm going to show you guys is the off shoulder trend that have been modestly transform it ways from our local muslimah fashionistas! Personally for me, off shoulder top is kinda sexy but elegant at the same time because it shows you a little bit of skin but at the same time looking beautifully dress up. It kind of a little bit fun touch up to our outfit but obviously we as a muslim cannot do that ehem, skin showing is a no go. Haram sis haram.

Well there's no kind of obstacle for our muslimah fashionistas and models out there as they show us where to go with the trend. Here are some example that I thinks pull of the trend!

Nisha Ezzati @nishxnish

Always love her style as it always on point!

Vivy Yusof @vivyyusof
Of course I got to include one of the Malaysian's fashionpreneur which is Vivy who managed to pull off almost every fashion trend and her outfit are always on point. Of course the off shoulder trend is a must to try for Ms Vivy.

Nabeela Fadzil @lipstickmyname
Gorgeous Nabeela really pull off the trend by showcasing different kind of off shoulder (you can check out her ig for more of her trendy styles!)

FaaFirds @faafirds
This lovely Malaysian youtuber always go beyond fashion and always looking good. Btw, she's going to get married soon! Congrats :)

Well that are my top pick for this trend and mind you that I'm not a professional in fashion or anything. This is just for fun and this is just my personal preference for these four girls that carry this trend nicely. This is also a fun way to spice up your outfit of the day. Go follow them also as their ootd's are the bomb! Check them out guys.

I think that's all for today. Sorry for the long hiatus guys and oh do you guys hear the brand new song from Lana Del Rey and The Weeknd?! Obsessed over it already ♡

Brave enough to wear this trend?

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