SUNDAY RILEY| Power couple

Phew! It's been a hot minute since I posted last... My PhD sometimes get's in the way 😁 Anyway, finally, I am going to talk about the Sunday Riley power couple. If you remember, I bought this about two months ago when I was at Mecca Maxima. These are probably two of the most hyped products … Continue reading SUNDAY RILEY| Power couple

Mini Haul | Treasures from the drugstore

I always hunt for affordable but good quality makeup. Last week, I grabbed a few items from Postie+ and The Warehouse. I haven't had the chance to wear all of these long enough to test their longevity, but I definitely swatched them and wore them a bit. Below is what I think... LA Colors eyeshadow palettes These … Continue reading Mini Haul | Treasures from the drugstore

Should you care, what you wear on your skin during pregnancy?

  One of my pregnant friends asked me, what she should avoid during pregnancy in term of skincare and makeup. So I did a little digging. Here is a summary of everything I read. I will provide links if anyone needs to read further about any of the compounds given below. High risk (Scientifically proven to … Continue reading Should you care, what you wear on your skin during pregnancy?

GARNIER | Oily Roots Dry Ends

I went on a mad hunt last weekend to find the best shampoo for my oily hair with dry ends (combination hair). Believe it or not, there are not many shampoos in the supermarkets in NZ - Pak n' Save, Countdown, New world or even in Farmers (I did not try the high-end shops like shampoo … Continue reading GARNIER | Oily Roots Dry Ends

ESSENCE| Lash Princess Mascara

Essence Lash Princess mascara is a cult favourite. There are two types of mascara in this line - one is volumising, and the other is lengthening (false lash effect). Because everyone raves about this and because it is quite affordable in NZ too, I bought the lengthening one (the green one) to test out if it … Continue reading ESSENCE| Lash Princess Mascara

eBay finds| Makeup mixing palette

I am huge eBay fan! Whenever I need to buy a tool, electronic item, or even beauty accessories, one of the first places I search is eBay. Although one need to be very careful when buying off eBay because of false advertising, counterfeit items as well as piracy, it is a buyers' paradise if you find … Continue reading eBay finds| Makeup mixing palette

Beauty Hunts – Episode 1

I just got back from the makeup heaven :D... AKA Mecca Maxima.  There is a Mecca (cosmetica) in almost all the major towns in NZ. But only one Mecca Maxima - in Christchurch. This place needs its own post (probably soon!) but let's move on to see what I bought. I had several things shortlisted … Continue reading Beauty Hunts – Episode 1

Nail polish 201: A brief history of indie & boutique nail polish

Hello! I have a massive nail polish hoard so my compulsive need to 'collect them all' abated after a few years. I had all the colors, finishes, glitter, holos I wanted. One thing that still keeps me interested are indie and boutique nail polishes (and the occasional Chanel release). Yeah...look at that pile! See those … Continue reading Nail polish 201: A brief history of indie & boutique nail polish

Coty | Airspun Loose Powder

I first heard of Coty Airspun loose powder from Tati. Since she raved about it so much, I had to try it. Unfortunately, then NZ did not have this powder to purchase in-store or online. So I searched eBay and found one for about NZ $15 with free shipping. The powder is finely milled, soft … Continue reading Coty | Airspun Loose Powder

Nail polish 101: which base coat & top coat?

Hello! So before posting about my nail polish hoard, I thought I'd cover the basics: the basecoat and topcoat. I'm a bit old school so I haven't shifted over to UV gel or dip gel or any of the multitude array of more permanent solutions. It was a frustrating (and expensive) process but I found … Continue reading Nail polish 101: which base coat & top coat?