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1st Empties post =)

Hello world ^^

This is going to be my very first ever “Empties” post. I absolutely love watching and reading these from other bloggers. Its so interesting because there is one thing that I find very hard to do, and its actually completely finishing a product. (only if you’re like me who like to try out new products OR on a hunt for the holy grail “IT” product)

I started collecting these since November 2014. I’m thinking of doing this type of post every 3-6 months (depending how many products I do finish during that period). Ok, enough of me blabbing on and on..

  1. Nivea – Soft
    • My everyday moisturiser for my face. I have been using this same one for the last 3 years. Back then I suffered from extreme dryness, but it wasn’t the dryness that was, slap on some moisturiser and its ok. It was dry BUT at the same time my face was extremely oily. I tried so many different types of products (drug store AND high end) nothing worked. My friend recommended to just going with something simple. And simple, worked. I’m actually scared to venture out for something new. BUT let me know if you guys have any recommendations for extreme combination skin like mineimage
  1. Garnier – Micellar Cleansing water
    • The next best thing to Bioderma. This is such a good eye make-up remover that is very affordable. The Bioderma was so expensive for me to get here in Australia, you either get it online (pay expensive postage) or buy small sizes at Priceline (drug store) for a ridiculous price. This always remove all my eye liner and mascara without any problems.

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  1. Schwarzkopf – Extra care – Hair repaid with Liquid Keratin
    • This has helped my dry, chemical straightened hair and out of control hair, GET into control and manageable state for me. Give it a try guys =)

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  1. Batiste – Cherry
    • Another lifesaver on days that I wake up late and don’t have enough time for a shower. My hair looks fresh, smells good AND gives me the prefect amount of volume.  I’ve tried the other scents and other brands but this one is the best “pleasant” one. (I say pleasant because so many of them stinks or just too over whelming, in my opinion anyways)image
  1. PeriPera – Tint Glow Stick (Wind Love)
    • My first ever lipstick I have finished. I love LOVE this lipstick on days I can’t be bothered putting on my favourite red lips. I can put this on without a mirror; stays put on the lips and is moisturising. This is my first product that I tried from this Korean brand. I now have 3 shades in total.

imageHope this post was interesting and helped some of you guys ^^

x o x o Linder

Bargain FIND !!

Hello world =)

I have recently came across some pretty good makeup/everyday essentials while I was shopping for my overseas trip earlier in the year.  I was trying to save as much money and where I can to have the extra cash on the trip.

One thing that I was really surprised to find and absolutely LOVE, that was so cheap and easy to get access to, was the “Green tea” face wipes from Kmart.  You are probably thinking, yeah right/sure sure. BUT trust me guys, its pretty good for the price of $2 AUS !!!! That’s such a bargain!  I really didn’t think much about it, I was thinking, yeah this will do for when the laziness hits me and tired days from walking and exploring Vietnam. 

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This does an amazing job on removing EVERYTHING (with the exception of my 10 million layers of mascara, I need a bit more effort for the eyes), it does its job.  There is no dryness or tight feeling you feel after using them and it smells great. 

I’m still using it 4 months later.  No breakouts.  No nothing.  I do wear makeup on a daily basis for work as well.  I did try another “Green tea” face wipe from BIG W, but it wasn’t for me.  I hate it.  The texture of the wipes themselves were very rough and hard.  It had a burning sensation especially when I used it around my nose area and also my lips when I decide to change a different shade of lipstick.

Let me know what other face wipes I should try out.  I have tried a few, BUT maybe your favourite will become mine =)

x o x o Linder

 

 

Maybelline Color ELixir

Hello world !! =)

I’ve been waiting for these Maybelline lip elixirs to come to Australia since seeing them last year all over youtube.  I have finally gotten my hands on a couple of them, and I have to say I LOVE them !!

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What can I say about them… well firstly can we just admire the beautiful packaging!! Its so sleek, highend looking and.. just beautiful in general hehehe.  I love how its clear packaging so you can see exactly what color it is AND it looks like a lipstick!! But its not. I love it.

The wear of these I wouldn’t say it’s long wearing BUT it does stay on for quite sometime. Depending on the shade, some does have a staining effect.  It’s very comfortable on the lips.  It’s not sticky and feels very light weight on the lips.  For gloss, it definitely has a lot of color pay off.

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(Pic: top – signature scarlet, middle – hibiscus haven & bottom – madarin rapture)

I have four colors.  I’m a big fan of big and bold lips.  I didn’t get the purple/lilac one though.  I’ve always been a red or pink kind of girl.

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I have:

× 1 – 020 Signature Scarlet
× 2 – 015 Mandarin Rapture
× 3 – 095 Blush Essence
× 4 – 085 Hibiscus Haven

My favorite is Signature Scarlet. Its such a bright, classic red and with my fair skin it really stands out and brightens the face.

Thanks for viewing =)

x o x o Linder

Limecrime Velveltines

Hello hello world,

If you have no idea or heard about this product… where have u been??? This is a very popular lipstick/stain.  The name of the product says it all.  VELVELTines.  If you are looking for a longwearing and transfer proof, this is it!!

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After applying this liquid lipstick, it changes into this beautiful matt velvet texture that once its on, its not going to budge (even after a big meal with friends).  When I first got these, there was only 3 shades ( Suedeberry, red velvet and pink velvet), but they have recently come out with 3 more shades but on the darker side (salem, wicked and black velvet).

 

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I have it in RED VELVET and PINK VELVET.  Hands down my HOLY GRAIL lip product.  I get so many compliments when wearing this product.  Give it a go if you haven’t.

x o x o Linder

 

 

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Good morning world =)

I’ve been trying a lot of different products for the last 6 months, trying to pin point what is going to become my everyday routine.  These products above has been the ones I reach for everyday, and I’m very happy with every single one.

1) Garnier BB Cream – I have been reaching for this “BB Cream” over my other foundations because it is super light weight and gives me the coverage I need for a daily foundation.  I wasn’t really sure about getting a drug store BB cream, as I’ve heard and read from some bloggers that it’s not as great as the Asian branded ones. BUT the western companies have really stepped up their game. (I’ve also tried the Maybelline one, verdict, don’t like.)

2) Urban Decay – NAKED – need I say more?  I have both NAKED and NAKED2 and I love them both.  I like to use the shade “NAKED” as an all over the lid, and “DARKHORSE” in the outer lid to give it some depth.

3) NYX (Bourgeois Pig) – I’ve been using this blush for a very long time. I always seem to come back to it after trying others.  It really looks nice with my skin tone (SUPER fair), so it gives me the perfect rosy cheeks ^^

4) Physicians Formula (Eye Booster) – LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this eyeliner. If you are a fan for liners with the thin paintbrush tips, you would love this also.  It has become my holy grail!! (replacing my Dollywink)  It does say there is a serum to boost your eyelash growth, but to be honest I cant see that my lashes have gotten any thicker or longer, that’s the only false hope you will get with this liner.  Other then that, it gives the perfect winged liner and super easy to use.

5) Milani (Abstract) – I’ve only recently started to use products for my eyebrows.  I’ve never seemed to be able to find a good colour for the brows only because I was constantly changing my hair colour.  But I have kept my hair my natural colour, which is dark brown/black. And one of the browns in the palette really works well for me. Its a powder so I do use an angled brush to apply. (any suggestions? I’ve also tried the “Kevyn Aucoin” – eye brow retractable pencil, its really good but $$$ expensive)

6) Maybelline Color Whisper (Who wore it red-er) – Current favourite lipstick.  Very moisturizing.  Very smooth.  Long lasting.  Everything I would want in a lip product. ^^

I also wear mascara, but its constantly changing.  What is your everyday makeup you reach for?

x o x o  Linder

Liebster Award !!

Thanks to “Fairytales and Coffee” for nominating me for a Liebster Award !! ^^

Now to the rules:

1) Post 11 facts about yourself

2) Answer the questions the tagger has set for you and create 11 questions for people you’ve nominated

3) Choose 11 people to give this award to (with fewer than 200 followers) and link them in your post

4) Go to their page and tell them

5) Remember, no tag backs

11 Facts about myself:

1. I am obsessed with the color GREEN!!! I am one of them people who will try to get everything green ahahah.

2. I have one younger brother.

3. I am the most amazing circle of friends.  I love them all for being here for me with everything thats happened in the last 2 years of my crazy, drama filled life.

4. I work in the Dental industry.

5. I hate summer.  I love winter.

6. I am slowly getting very involved with makeup and fashion MORE then usual.

7. Before going to bed every night I ALWAYS youtube. ^^

8. I can never sound mean or angry UNLESS it’s the boyfriend ahahah sorry babe I love you, you know that.

9.  I am Vietnamese but keep getting asked if I am Chinese, japanese and even Filipino one time…

10. I only hate 3 people.  Hate is a very strong word.

11.

Question from Fairytales and Coffee =)

1. What is your favorite book? Anything mystery and thriller. I LOVE reading and most nights when I can’t get to sleep I would be reading a book to help me fall asleep.

2. Do you still read fashion magazines, and if you do which is your favorite one? If you don’t, why did you stop reading them? hmmm I don’t really anymore.  Unless it’s at a hair salon/doctors/dentist surgery in the waiting room.  I stopped because I tend to just read blogs adn watch youtube videos AND just buy whatever I feel comfortable wearing and looks good on me.

3. What is your biggest skincare concern? PIMPLES!! and dry flakey skin *shivers* I struggle with these two problems especially when the season is changing, and it makes me feel ugly. (>_<)

4. If you had to choose: Britney or Christina, and why? Britney Spears.  I love her.  Always have even when she went through her crazy phase lol.

5. If you have to choose: Shakira or JLo, and why? JLo and I honestly don’t know why. Just because.  Shakira hasn’t made any hits recently and JLo has some pretty good songs out at the moment.

6. Favorite female or male model? Female-Mirander Kerr / Male-Tyson Beckford

7. Cosmetic brand you would take to a deserted island, and why? Sunscreen.  I don’t want to be crispy and peeling.

8. Cosmetic brand you would pull the plug on? (Bury never to be seen or heard from again). I honestly don’t know about this one… because a lot of brands have BAAAAAD products BUT they also have products that are also good… So I cant pull a plug on any practicular cosmetic brand… UNLESS!! people duped them.  Then its fake.  Not cool.

9. If you could only use one makeup product for the rest of your life, what would it be, and why? Fake lashes.  They make such a difference with OR without makeup.  I love them.  I wish my natural lashes were like crazy dramatic and full. sighs..

10.  Last movie you saw. At home. Hunger Games.

11.  Iphone, Android, or Blackberry?  For sure Iphone.  I cannot live without it.

My 11 Questions ^__________________^

1. What else are you doing besides blogging?

2. What is your favourite foundation of all time?

3. Name 3 Cosmetic brands that you absolutly LOVE

4. What is your dream job?

5. What is your favourite color? And how and why did you start liking it?

6. What is your favourtie TV show?

7. Cosmetic brand you would take to a deserted island, and why?

8. Do you shop online more or Shopping malls?

9. If you could only use one makeup product for the rest of your life, what would it be, and why?

10.  Last movie you saw.

11. What is your dream/goals for 2012?

Who I have nominated (9)

ok. I don’t know how to check how many followers people have…. =( soooo sorry.

http://courtneyem.wordpress.com/

http://fionasfavoritesforhumans.wordpress.com/

http://nazaka.wordpress.com/

http://iamsmitten.wordpress.com/

http://skyekur.wordpress.com/

http://theworldaccordingtoayounglady.wordpress.com/

http://shoprightnow.wordpress.com

http://nicolechanel.wordpress.com

http://helenefashion.wordpress.com

http://thefancylady.wordpress.com

http://comehellorhighfashion.wordpress.com/2012/0

What i’m loving on my lips =)

Lips. They are the most stateful part of the face in my opinion. (only because I don’t wear alot of eye makeup besides liner)

I would like to share with you guys what I have been using religiously on my lips.

My everyday routine for ze lips ^________________^

  1. after brushing my teeth; I would take my “Lip Scub” from Lush and using a little kids brush I got from work and gently brush my lips until all the dry bits are gone and they are nice and smooth.
  2. I straight away grab my “Babylips Glow” by Maybelline and apply before I start my skincare routine.
  3. After finish skincare and makeup routine, (lips are always the last thing I do, like most people I believe) I will take my “Posie Tint” by Benefit and apply a generous amount without rubbing it in with my fingers, I just pressed my lips together moving them side to side.

AND whoalah! Nice bright pink lips for the pretty much the WHOLE day. During the day if my lips start to feels like it has lost some moisture, I will just take out my “babylips glow” and apply. Other then that I don’t reapply, UNLESS I have been out since early morning till late night. I might have to reapply about 6pm just too make it a bit brighter.

I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the Posie Tint. I have gotten so many compliments for my lips. And all I have is just my simple eye liner look. Simple. Fresh. Young. Was what my Dentist described it and she said its good when patients walk in, I can greet them with my smile that looks extra white to the colour of my lips ^^ lOVE IT!

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