Wednesday, 14 September 2016

♡ The "Bloggers Make Me Want It" Beauty Wishlist ♡


I think I spend about 40% of my spare time, scouring blog posts, and instagram pictures/videos with pretty enticing portrayed products, gorgeous mini make-up tutorials and just pretty products in general. I do. I love make-up to the point, where it's slightly scary to how far my limits will reach, just for something make-up related.

I know, that I have my own routine, and have certain products that suit my problematic skin type, but there are just some (v.cute, v.shiny, things, that seem to scream out to me. Recently, I love doing make-up looks that involve either nudes, reds and/or glitter (especially from the Lime Crime Venus palette) and so I have found myself, looking at shadows based around this criteria. Other products listed, are from the countless youtube videos and instagram pictures, I manage to seek out from my favourite make-up guru's.

Violet Voss x Laura Lee Eyeshadow Palette // Violet Voss Holy Grail Eyeshadow Palette // Sugarpill loose eyeshadows in Penelope, Aslyum and Goldilux // EYELURE Vegas Nay False Eyelashes in Grand Glamour // MELT Rust Stack Eyeshadows

Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette // Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour Kit in Fair // BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl // Glam Glow Supermud Mask // Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in Snow // Farsali Rose Gold Elixir

Too Faced Sweethearts Flush Blush in Candy Glow // Too Faced Sweethearts Bronzer in Sweet Tea // Cryptic Cosmetics Gore Couture Collection // Artist Couture Diamond Glow Powder in Broadway and Mermaid Fantasy // Coloured Raine Matte Liquid Lipsticks in Classy, Roulette and Mary

So there we have it! Don't ask me how I am containing myself, in not purchasing every single piece right now... but I am *breathes into a paper bag* Looking back over it, it does seem like a lot bbbuuuttt it's not really?! *is in super denial about it all*
Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

♡ TokyoTreat: Seven Month Review ♡


So, after unsubscribing to a previous subscription box - which I loved at first, but then it turned to disdain after a while - I had my attention brought to Tokyo Treat. Annnnnd a quick note, I was originally going to do this at the six month period, but I completely forgot a month - basically, I forgot that I started this subscription in March, and thought that I had started it in April! What a tit I am...
So basically, Tokyo Treat comes across like ALLLLLLLL the other snack subscription boxes on the market these days, but to be truthful, it's better. Not only were the themes better - March was spring themed, April was the first anniversary edition, May was based on holiday treats, June was bizarre snacks/candy, July was anime characters, August was tropical fruits and September's is Mirai Suenaga x Tokyo Treat vs. Pokemon characters! So besides the interesting themes, the boxes are (literally - premium boxes get 13-17 treats, a drink and a DIY kit guarantee) rammed with goodies, you honestly get so many - with added extras! As well as the themes being interesting, they are also stuck to meticulously, so you're getting what it says on the box. No funny business whatsoever.

○ Hello Kitty strawberry biscuit sticks ○ strawberry wheat chocolate ○ Punifua's gummies ○ peach flavoured caramel corn ○ BBQ flavoured scones ○ Kracie's DIY kit ○ Tyrol sakura shiriejo ○ strawberry cotton candy ○ hi-chew honey kumquat flavour ○ bourbon usuyaki mix ○ sushi magnet ○ melon cream soda, Alfort's mini blonde chocolate ○ strawberry taiyaki snack ○ bonus item: Hello Kitty puff snacks ○

April & May
○ Meiji's pucca chocolate ○ crunchy panda z ○ Meiji's plum pati-chan ○ raw ramune candy ○ Karamucho hot chilli crisps ○ Baby Star yakisoba sauce flavour ○ mochi DIY candy kit ○ Lotte's Koala March custard pudding flavour ○ carrot chopped rice cake ○ wasabi grilled seaweed ○ Baby Star bonito kelp udon ○ Sakura pepsi ○ chocolate moaca ○ Calbee BBQ potato snack ○ bonus item: character purse ○

○ Gudtama character seal & gum ○ Crunchy matcha ○ Yochan's "sweating spicy snack" ○ curry crisps ○ Uji matcha brownie ○ plum jam crackers ○ chocolate & banana DIY kit ○ Friend Bakery matcha ○ raspberry flavoured kitkats ○ sour spray ○ matcha caramel ○ matcha flavoured cider ○ rich cheddar cheese crisps ○ matcha flavoured pocky ○ bonus item: Nameko re-ment charm ○

June & July
○ Yaokin big ika ○ otona crush kitkat ○ Pine's cola lollipop ○ Fujiya chocolate pencils ○ crazy bubbly soda ramune candy ○ chocolate dipped corn ○ karaoke mic ramune ○ mysterious syrup DIY kit ○ smartphone mochi ○ chocolate umaibo ○ Neko Atsume biscuits ○ Hi-Eight chocolate ○ sakura cola ○ potato tiramisu chips ○ super long HimoQ gummy ○ bonus item: Chimokke mascot ○

○ fortune-telling chocolate pills ○ Pokemon gummy ○ milk flavoured potato chips ○ shrimp crackers ○ Brazilian orange pocky ○ mochi DIY kit ○ Calpis gummies ○ Thomas & Friends chocolate pretzel sticks ○ Anpanman ramune candy ○ Cocotame snacks ○ Marutake peach drink ○ Yokai Watch chocolate ○ Black Thunder Gold ○ Thomas & Friends chewing candy ○ Dragon Ball Heroes snack ○ bonus item: moko moko toilet DIY candy kit ○

August & September
○ Torotto mango flavour chocolate ○ mugipon milk coffee cereal ○ watermelon flavoured gummy ○ wasabi flavoured potato chips ○ honey roast flavoured pretz ○ Dodotto DIY kit ○ seven stick milk chocolate flavour ○ Pachi Pachi poppin' candy ○ Jibanyan chocolate monaka ○ watermelon flavoured gum ○ Chocobi watermelon flavoured ○ watermelon salt Fanta ○ hoppechane cherryblossom candy ○ rice cracker with plum jam ○ rusk snacks ○ bonus item: Pokemon key chain ○

○ Yakisoba flavoured corn puffs ○ Pakkucho Disney biscuits ○ moguchuu strawberry soft candy ○ super sour lemon gum ○ chocolate umaibo ○ ice cream DIY kit ○ corn potage snack ○ maple butter beer ramune ○ sour plum pretzel sticks ○ Kuppy ramune ○ crazy cola bubble ramune candy ○ Chip Star shrimp flavour ○ bonus items: Mirai Suenaga x Tokyo Treat chocolate crackers, ramune soda & peach flavoured jelly ○ extra bonus item: Pompompurin letter set ○

Before I forget - you can choose between three sizes (small, regular and premium) and get free shipping worldwide aaannnddd I believe (that this is still valid) that if you use the code: FOREVER5 you get $5 off your subscription service, for as long as you're subscribed until?! How awesome is that?!
Seriously though. This subscription service has helped me decide what treats I am bringing back from my trip to Tokyo, at the end of the year. I know some of the treats won't be in season by them *heart breaks* bbbuuuttt other pieces, hopefully, will still be around? Lets hope so... for my sake *heavy breathing intensifies*
Thanks for reading!

Sunday, 4 September 2016

♡ BeautyBay Haul; Makeup Geek + Gerard Cosmetics ♡


I am a sucker for offers on make-up, and a while ago now (like literally, back in May - that's how far behind, I am on things) BeautyBay was holding a "buy one, get one half price" offer on Gerard Cosmetics items, I swear that I was in there like a bat outta hell! And I couldn't resist purchasing some other goodies as well...
I'd had an empty Z palette lying around for ages now, and I knew that it needed to be filled, otherwise it would continue on being empty. So, seeing the selection of Makeup Geek pans on offer (and the fact that I got a free foiled eyeshadow pan after spending a certain amount) I decided to, just go for it and see what the outcome was, and the outcome was this! Oh,  and after sorting out each pan into alphabetical order (yes, this is what I do, w/ my organising) from left, to right, the pans go as follows;
○ Barcelona Beach ○ Bedrock ○ Bitten ○ Burlesque ○ Cinderella ○ Goddess ○ In The Spotlight ○ Latte ○ Vintage ○

I love these colours. I've been using all of these shades, besides the 'In The Spotlight' foiled eyeshadow, as transition shades mainly, and I've yet to use them just on their own? I feel that I probably need a primer for these pans though, as I did do tester swatches on my arms (which, the photographs turned out horrible, so no putting them in. Nope) and they needed, a good four to five swipes of colour, before they seemed usable? So basically, these pans are good for a build up of colour, and as I'm not using primer on my eyes at the moment, using them as transition shades, is the best option for sure. I do love these colours though, they are all, honestly, super pretty, and can be introduced to either everyday looks, or added to a glam look too.

Next up, are the stunning (and boy, do I mean s t u n n i n g) hydra matte lipsticks, as well as normal lipsticks, by Gerard Cosmetics. I love the hydra matte lipstick range - I even did a post about the colour CHER, which you can re-cap here if you so desire - because the formula agrees with me, on so many levels. They're creamy to apply, they don't dry to the point where the colour cracks, and makes my lips look awful, and the colours are just gorgeous in pigmentation. I cannot fault these liquid lipsticks... I really cannot. I also decided to get a few of the creamy lipsticks too, and I'm glad that I did! I really love these colours - even though I still haven't used them yet... oops! I will try to use them soon. Promise!
○ Gravity ○ Iced Mocha ○ Invasion ○ Mystic Moon ○ Rodeo Drive ○ London Fog ○

Oh, and I also purchased a pot of loose pigment powder from Makeup Geek - it's a beautiful champagne rose colour - which is a colour I have been after for a while, and it's just that extra bit of glitz, to make any eye look, well, pop!

So there we have it, a haul post that has been sitting in my drafts for over four months now *doom and gloom*, is finally finished! Boy, I sure do take my time... don't I.
Thanks for reading!