Sunday, 21 February 2016

♡ Gerard Cosmetics Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick in CHER ♡


As many of you probably know, I purchase and go through quite a few lipsticks - liquid, solid, sheer, matte, full coverage etc. You name it, I've probably either tried it, or have it buried in my ever vast collection. Even though I tell myself "I don't need any more...", when I get given some as a present, well that thought just flies right out the window! I have heard quite a lot about Gerard Cosmetics, mainly positive, from make-up orientated instagrams and all the MUA's who have a large following. So upon searching their website, and seeing how cheap (with a voucher) their liquid lipsticks were, I was able to get a few colours for Christmas from my parents.
Now, I must also admit that since Christmas, these have been sitting in my lipstick pouch until last week (when I went to see Deadpool at the cinema) and as I needed a nude/muted lipstick, I went with this one and boy, am I kicking myself for not picking it up sooner. 

The formula is amazing. It's creamy and glides on so easily and, personally, it seemed to dry instantly, but when I made a small mistake, it didn't take a whole lot of effort (and make-up removal) to wipe and re-do. The colour is super pigmented also, and for someone who cannot really wear a "nude" as "nudes" do not work for my ghost-like complexion. But, it does help with a "I do not want to wear a bold, statement lip today". This colour is absolutely perfect for those kind of days. 'CHER' is a stunning medium rosy brown with warm undertones and it really did help pull the look I was going for that day, together.
ATM on the GC website, it seems you can get a hydra matte liquid lipstick bundle of four for only $39! It's a shame you can't choose the specific colours you want but, as these babies come priced at $20 each... it really is a steal. Plus, free international shipping when you spend over $39, so if you are on a /slight/ budget, this is the perfect website for you!
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Saturday, 6 February 2016

♡ January Japan Crate [[UNBOXING]] ♡


Wah! My last Japan Crate until further notice... I hope to be able to re-subscribe in the near future though! But until then, I shall savour my last few pieces I have left lying around.

So just to re-cap, Japan Crate is that you can subscribe to three different kinds of boxes; mini, original and premium with either a recurring monthly payment (from $12 plus p&p) or you can pay for either 3, 6 or 12 months worth of boxes, therefore saving you a bit of cash at the end of it. You can cancel at any given time, so if you fancied just one box then you can enjoy one box without the pressure of payments. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3.
I must admit, I was a little gutted over this box as there had been a problem with a shipment of one of the items (the DIY kit) and for a replacement, J.C put in a replacement item that could have been, at least, twice as much worth in value than the DIY kit and well............ I got hi-chew which isn't that expensive at all and I probably sound selfish right now... but boo. But it's OK, I haven't let it get to me whatsoever and I've enjoyed my last box to its full potential!

First off was the mini box items; usushi (light salted) crisps, ju-c short cake, milk chocolate pocky, hello kitty strawberry pretzel and asahi calpis gummy

Secondly are the added original box items; sparkling orange gummy, fit's strawberry & cream gum, pokemon pineapple candy and yam white chocolates

Finally, these are the added premium items; gaba infused stress relieving milk chocolate,, pizza pretz, sukitto lemon c drink, grape flavoured hi-chew & stationary items

So there we have it! Despite feeling slightly disappointed with this box, there were some extremely yummy items. The one that surprised me the most was the yam white chocolates... there was only a hint of yam? But I liked that it wasn't overly... yammy (oh goodness I am sorry for this) Also, I'm really enjoying DIY kits! I can see why people like them as watching the product you're making unfold before your eyes, well, it's magical almost!

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