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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

 

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

NYX blushes

Has anyone else JUST realised that NYX blushes are good? lol.  I have only just finally decided to order online for these blushes after seeing alot of people using them online. 

I didn’t buy them earlier on because its such a hassel to have to buy things online and overseas.  BUT I am slowly getting better (or worse according to the Boyfriend) with shopping online YAY! ^__^

I love how these blushes are SOOO pigmented.  I love all the color choices that you can choose whatever shade that would suit you.  AND that its inexpensive!! omgoodness, I got these for $5-6ish?  LOVE THEM!!! 

I have two. 

        Natural (which gives the perfect natural flushed look for my skin tone)

     & Bourgeois Pink (VERY pink but i like it for a night time look).

There are so many others!! Which other one is a nice one?  I heard pinky is nice.  But its always out of stock ><

x o x o Linder ♥

Laura Mercier ♥

Yesterday I went shopping with the Bestfriend and she was looking for a new foundation.  She told me that she has to do alot of research before buying a particular product.  The product as you proberly guessed by now is as the title says… ” Laura Mercier “.

I have heard ALOT of good things about her makeup but have never ventured there to try… I’ve wanted to but I always seem to just stick with what I know for sure.  AND also that, its so weird, everytime we go there or walk past, there isn’t a sales rep..  BUT my bestfriend called the Department store to confirm someone was going to be there before we went into the city to go check it out.

At first I wasn’t really interested, it was all for her and I was just tagging along to shop.  But as Mary (our Laura Mercier Sales Rep) started explaining and testing the ” Mineral Powder ” I started to get intrigued.  She was telling us that there is a book out there called ” Don’t go to the Cosmectics Counter without me 8th Edition by Paula Bergoun ” that has alot of Laura Mercier products as being the best product to buy and also that this particular foundation is one of the best.  One of the most naturalist and purest you can get.  AND that it has pearls and emeralds particals in them!! ( that definiately caught my attention ^^ )  SO.  She tried it on the bestfriend and it did look good.  But of course my bestfriend already knew she was going to buy it but she wanted Mary to sell it to her and give more information.

After all that I was thinking I really wanted to try aswell because I do need a finishing powder (AND she did say you can use it as finishing powder OR foundation itself as its very buildable) I wanted to try also. =)  She tried it on for me and my skin looked flawless not the powdery you can get with some other powders.  AND the amazing thing is that my bestfriend and I are the same colour.  NEVER has it ever been the same.  She is darker than I so I was really suprised but it seemed to work.  It matched me perfectly.  I am wearing it as I’m typing and its 2.38pm and I’m not oily (I have super oily skin) or feel that I need to touch up.  Bestfriend got the foundation in the powder and I got mine in the pressed powder compact so I can bring it with me everywhere.

Another thing Mary really got me looking at is the lipglosses.  We just finised eating lunch so I didn’t really re-apply my YSL Glossy Stain, Mary said my lips look like it needs a bit of colour and so she put some ‘Laura Mericer – Lip Glace in Bare Blush’.  I LOVE IT! It wasn’t sticky or have that cheap tacky feel when you smack your lips together.  Perfect colour for my lips, it looked very natural and also my lips look fuller.

Anyways so that was my slurge for the day yesterday.  And I’m very happy and I so recommend both products and would definitaly re-purcahsed. =)

x o x o Linder ♥