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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Urban Decay Backtalk Palette Review. Worth it or not?






Eyes, highlight and blush: Urban Decay Backtalk palette. 

Lips: Colourpop Lux Lip in Layover topped with Colourpop Ultra Glossy Lip in Moon Child.

Urban Decay did it again! Coming up with new palettes that I really cannot resist! 
The Backtalk palette really caught my eye, as the mauvy, berry-toned shades were absolutely beautiful. Honestly, I was also really attracted to the palette because I've never used any of their face makeup products before and was pretty excited to try it. Plus, I love a good palette that provides everything so I don't have to pack as much when I travel.

I was lucky enough to get this palette for my early birthday present from my man, and even better, he got it for me during the Sephora 20% member sale! What a steal! Also, the Sephora sale really has got me going a little insane, and I will be posting another review on two other palettes that I bought as well (Oops).

The palette is RM245 originally, with 8 eyeshadow shades and four face shades, but the question is, is it good and is it worth it? Is it for you?

Lets first start with: The packaging.




The palette comes with a magnetic duo mirror in the middle where you can take off. The palette also has two sides, one with all the shadows, and the with two blushes and two highlighters.


What I like: Mirrors on both sides of the palette

What I dislike: Doesn't close properly as there are no magnets on the closings and openings. ( If ya get what I mean)

Ratings: 7/10


Next: Eyeshadow shades.


Sorry about the imperfections of the palette. I don't know how I dug my nail into the palette both on my blush and eyeshadow 😅.



There are 8 eyeshadow shades altogether. 5 shimmer shades and 3 matte shades.


What I like: This palette has a really nice mauvy transition shade (backtalk), and I’m extremely happy that they have 5 shimmer shades! I LIVE for shimmer shades!

What I dislike: This palette did not have a good outer corner shade (180). 180 is definitely not good enough to intensify the whole look, as I'd have to dip my brush in it a few times to get the intensity I need.

Ratings: 7/10

The texture of eyeshadow: Pretty good and it glides on easily! Shimmer shades are best applied with fingers.

Ratings: 9/10

Next: Face palette shades



There are two blushes and two highlighters in this palette, and I’ve been using only 3 shades in this palette ( Cheap shot, Doubletake and Party foul). The shade "Low Key", is a little too dark to be a highlighter and too shimmery for me to be a blush. But I think it might look pretty good as an eyeshadow. 




Highlighters: 
The shade "Party Foul" is a beautiful rose gold highlighter, and the shade "Low Key" is a peachy highlighter. 

What I like: "Party Foul" works perfectly on my skin.

What I dislike: Quite a bit of fallout, you have to be careful and tap the excess product off before 
applying

Note: The highlight glitters are pretty huge, so it doesn't really give you much of a sheen. So, if you like glittered highlights then this is for you!

Ratings: 6/10


Blush: 
Both blushes are really great and work beautifully on my skin! No complaints 😁😁.


Ratings: 10/10 



Overall, this palette is really value for money as it has your eyeshadows, blushes and highlighter! I wouldn't say that this is a must-have palette. I mean, it is beautiful, but it doesn't really live up to the hype. And as said before, only if you love mauvy berry-toned shades, this is for you. Or else, there are many other beautiful palettes out there (Consider Colourpop, yes too huge of a fan).

Hope you enjoyed this review as much as i loved writing it. 
More to come next week! 


Love, 
Esther

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Colourpop Lux Lip; Yay or Nay?




Colourpop have been releasing a lot amazing products, with all their palette releases last year, and now, the release of their new Lux Lipsticks! When I saw it, I couldn’t help myself but to stay up till 2am (10am PST), to get my hands on it! I bought in total of four Lux Lipsticks, and my sister bought one as well. The best part? Its only 7USD (RM 27.50) each! I've been a huge fan of Colourpop, and have been purchasing from them non stop since last year (the reason why I'm always broke)! I loved that their products are so good, and so affordable as well! Without being carried away, let me walk you through how i truly feel about these Lux Lipsticks. 
(P/S: Sorry if I sound like a Colourpop ambassador 😂😂😂😂 )


Let’s first talk about the packaging. The cover of the lipsticks are rose gold, as you can see, covered with stars. Dreamy, isn't it?  There are many lipsticks out there that just has a plain cover, but Colourpop really did out-do them by embroidering these patterns on their covers. It actually looks Lux, as the name calls it. And do, thats not it! These lipsticks are also embroidered with stars too! 
The packing is really a 10/10 from me! 

(P/S: Have you seen Kylie Cosmetic's Lipsticks? Its also embroidered like this... Wonder who's copying who? It looks similiar...🙀)


Let’s now talk about the texture. I know there's been a lot of concerns on the dryness of Colourpop's liquid lipsticks or lippie stix previously, but let me assure you that these lipsticks are different and not drying at all. The texture of the lipstick is in a buttery creamy finish. It just glides on your lips, and it's really comfortable. Also, if you make a lot of mistakes like me, these lipsticks can easily be corrected on your lip and you won't make a mess out of it. I usually make a mess out of my lips when I'm putting on lipstick, and some lipsticks really just do stain immediately and I'll take forever to get it off. Meh...


Now, lets talk about the durability of these lipsticks. Well, as said before, these lipsticks comes in a creamy finish. Therefore, it will come off after you eat or drink, but after touching up, you'll be good to go again! 

The exciting part is finally here, the shades I've got!

From left to right : Layover, Still Crazy, LA Lady, Foolish, Get A Room

Layover: A rosey nude, the perfect nude for everyone.
Still Crazy: A beautiful mauvey pink, great for a simple everyday look.
LA Lady: Rosey Terracota, for days where you want a little more colour on your lip, but also not too much.
Foolish: Burnt Orange ( Heard its a Lux lip in the form of Colourpop's Ultra Matte Lip called, MAMA). Absolutely stunning.
Get A Room: Bright orangey red. if you're a fan of orange lipsticks, you've got to have this!

My favourite shade : Foolish
My least favourite: Still Crazy, because it's a little too pink for me! 


Here are the swatches on my skin. 




Top to Bottom : Still Crazy, LA Lady, Layover, Foolish, Get A Room. 


Overall, I really think that this is a really good buy. I’d buy this instead of any other luxury lipstick brands out there, as it works just as well, maybe, better too!

I hope this lipstick review will clear your doubt about whether these lipsticks are as good as it’s said to be, and do leave me a comment if there’s anything you like or dislike about these lipsticks! If you’re planning to get this, do get it quick, as these lipsticks run out really quickly too!




Love, 
Esther

Friday, December 29, 2017

The Kabin, Jeram, Kuala Selangor.



The Kabin is a unique space where the rooms are built in a container-type lodging unit and it is located in Jeram, Kuala Selangor. 
If you and your friends are looking for a place that is good for group trips, this place would be it.
My friends and I have been talking about a group trip for the longest time, and when we came across this place, it looked perfect. 
Not only did the place look beautiful, but we were all definitely drawn to the facilities there as well, as they have a swimming pool, futsal court, games room, kayaks, bicycles and also, BBQ pits ! 
The prices for the place ranges from RM290 for two people, to RM490 for six people, pretty affordable!


The Kabin is only a 50 minute drive away from Kuala Lumpur, making it a great for a two day one night trip. 
You'll see greenery's everywhere along the way, and it is just so calming.


Once we've arrived, we were all in awe of how beautiful the place looked. 
Containers with amazing graffitis on each one, with beautiful trees surrounding the whole place, how amazing is that?



We booked in total of four rooms, two rooms were for four people each, and another two rooms for six people each.
The rooms are each called, Singapore, Sharjah, Felixstowe, and Hamburg. 


 Felixstowe & Hamburg are both rooms for six people, and they looked about the same.

  
There is a private balcony for both rooms, two sets of bunk beds, and also a queen size bed.



The outsides of Sharjah & Singapore
Sharjah and Singapore are the rooms for four people, but, i did not take any photos of them, as they also looked pretty similar to Felixstowe and Hamburg. They both have a set of bunk beds, and also a queen size bed.


Greenery's around the units.


Hammocks under this huge tree, a great place to unwind and enjoy nature.



The swimming pool.


There is a cafe in there as well. They operate from 7am in the morning to 9pm at night.
We had our dinner there and didn't have the best experience, as they were lacking of kitchen staffs and the food took too long to arrive. The food wasn't that great as well, so I'd suggest to drive out and have your meals, as there are many seafood restaurants in Kuala Selangor!





Night views of the pool.



A beautiful map of the world that is lighted up in the games room. 





 The games room is a great place for everyone to hangout, as there are chairs and tables everywhere around it. The closing time was supposed to be at 12am, but they kindly allowed us to hang around until 2am.


Overall, this place is beautiful and great for group trips, we really did have a blast there, but there are also some things that really needs to be improved. The staffs from the lobby were not that friendly, and as said on the above, the cafe's food could've been better. The rooms were all clean, but it also looked a little old. Two more things to keep in mind, the first would be to bring your mosquito repellent as you will be surrounded by nature and there are LOADS there and secondly, for the rooms named Sharjah and Singapore, beware of frogs jumping in your rooms as there is a huge gap underneath the door. 

I hope you enjoyed my post on this place, will write again very soon!

Love,
Esther



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