Ipsy Bag Creme Lipstick by Forever 21

Hey everyone!

I’m back with the Ipsy November unboxing bag that has this nice creme lipstick Berry shade. It comes in a black plastic packaging and the great part of this lipstick is that it has a transparent bottom for easy pick me up color shade identification.

love and beauty berry lipstick

Okay, maybe I have high expectation on this brand but this creme lipstick really falls short. No doubt that it glides smoothly and actually it’s jut too moist for a creme lipstick in my opinion. It feels more like a lip gloss than a creme lipstick. The other downside is that this formula tasted strange (like kerosene). One thing that push me away from a lipstick is the strong smell and taste. I was really put off by the taste on this one.

color swatch color transfer

Color Swatch and color transfer 

It has some shimmer finish. This lipstick bleeds and color transfer very easily and my lips feels oily and I just have to rub them off immediately after trying. Sadly, this is a no no for me 😦

closed up lips

Lip color with lip liner (from NYX)

kissable lips

Kissable lips (color transfer)

Any who, it has very good pigment formula coupled with a sheer finish. Overall I feel not comfortable wearing it on my lips because of the smell and taste. Frankly, I’m not impressed at all with this lipstick and will not repurchase it. This is my take and my opinion only and it may work for others but definitely not for me. I don’t plan to wear this Forever 21 lipstick again.

Have you tried any lipstick that doesn’t work on you? If yes, which brand? Let me know below. I love to hear your experience.

Thanks for reading.

Sharon xoxo







Neutrogena Skin care

Hey friends!

Yesterday, as I was cleaning my bathroom cupboard, I found a package of this Neutrogena skincare products. It must have been hiding behind the cupboard among my other toiletries. Oh my, I was surprised and happy at the same time. They came in a sample size packaging. Since, I’m doing skin care today, I throw in this Mary Kay hand cream as well. I don’t recall where I got these products from but it must be from free samples which I subscribed many moons ago.

neutrogena products

Honestly, I haven’t tried any of Neutrogena’s brand before and I’m excited to try and leave my thoughts and opinion on these good looking skincare 🙂

neutrogena haul

  1. Mary Kay Satin hands (net wt: 0.72 oz)
  2. Neutrogena Beach Defense with SPF 60 (net wt: 29 ml) 
  3. Neutrogena Ultra Gentle daily cleanser (net wt: 14 ml)
  4. Neutrogena Healthy Defense daily moisturizer (net wt: 7 ml)
  5. Neutrogena All-in-One Make-up Removing cleansing wipes (7 wipes)

mary kay satin hands beach defence

This brand is something you might have heard about. It’s the Mary Kay Satin hands cream seems like a dupe of my Lancome Nutrix Royal Body cream in terms of the packaging. It’s fragrance free and it’s light on skin. I’ve never tried this brand before and will check it out more.

Next is the Beach Defense which comes in a full bottle of 198 ml. It provides superior skin protection from harsh summer elements, further more it’s clinically proven to help defend the signs of sun damage. Good news is that it’s also waterproof. So, hip-hip hurray!!!

ultra gentle healthy defence

Oh my gosh! This ultra gentle daily cleanser smells wonderful. I love the sweet scents of it. The color formula is transparent. It says that this effective yet gentle formula removes excess oil, dirt and even makeup while protecting skin’s natural moisture barrier to leave it feeling soft—never too dry, never too tight. Regular size in 12 fl oz selling for $8.99 at Neutrogena 

Beside it is the Healthy Defense daily moisturizer which is smooth and moist when I tried it on my hand. Faint scents of beautiful fragrant soap. This exclusive hydrating antioxidant blend with pure vitamin E helps prevent the visible signs of aging. On top of that, it is lightweight and non-greasy. It absorbs quickly and keeps sin hydrated all day. Comes in a 50 ml regular size tube. So high five to that!!

makeup wipes

Neutrogena Makeup Wipes (7 counts) $1.99 – helps to remove even the stubborn traces of dirt, oil and makeup especially the waterproof mascara. It cleans and leaves skin fresh in just one easy step effectively. I usually use liquid and butter makeup remover but never on this brand for makeup wipes. But I will definitely try them since I also read many good reviews on this brand.

hair care free sample garnier

Okay, these two are random samples which I got from picking  some beauty products. Anyways, they’re a Garnier brand. So, what I have here are these Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser and Garnier Fructis Triple Nourishing Oils in Avocado, Olive and Almond. There are 3 packets in pack. Frankly, I’m not a hair fashion person and so therefore I cannot speak much about them. I will for sure to give them a try and see how it works on me. If you need a review on this, please comment below.

Have you tried any of these products before?

Thanks for reading.

Sharon xoxo

Wordless Wednesday! Do You Want to Build A Snowman?

Hey friends!

Happy Wordless Wednesday! We got out first snow here where I lived and I can’t help but to take a glimpse of these beautiful and soft snowflakes. It’s all white and gray but I don’t mind since winter is one of my favorite season of all.

snowfalls 1st snow ride to wonderland we're here to stay snowing

Do you want to build a snowman song by Kristen Bell in FROZEN? Okay… then…

santa's corner Where is Santa? snowman Snowman with Giftsnowgirl Shopping Snowman

I’m excited that winter is just a month away and so was the holiday season. Are you excited too?

What do you like about winter? I love to hear comments from you.

Thanks for reading.

Sharon xoxo


Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick

bourjois lipstick  lippies bourjois

Hey guys, I’m back for another lipstick review on Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick. I got this on the weekend before I did my beauty haul last Friday. I got this one in 08 Rose Studio. Net wt: 0.12 oz.

I simply love this sleek lipstick and even more for the packaging. On top of that it’s also a Bourjois brand. The rose color is not actually my favorite color shade but I bought it because of the packaging.

color swatch bourjois

So, I have to tried it on for this review and oh wow!!! I’ve never wore such a pretty pink lipsticks on me. It’s not too pink and the texture seems to make my undertone less profound. Meaning, it doesn’t make me look darker and I’m so glad that it feels smooth and it glides so well. At the beginning I wasn’t sure when I will wear this color but I think I know now (giggling!!!)

rose studio close up lippies rose studio lip by bourjois

The swatch color looks fuchsia but look at this gorgeous lip color. There are 18 other shades available and the price is reasonable too. It says to have 10 hours hydration.

My lips feels moist and smooth. Rich pigmentation and soft on lips. It has a little shimmery finish but I can’t stop but keep looking at the mirror in amazement! I’m now so in love with this Rouge Edition lipstick and I’ll probably get another in their Rouge Jet Set in red.

I like to know if you love pink or red lipsticks? Please share on the comment below.

Thank you for reading.

Sharon xoxo


Kat Von D Tattoo Eyeliner Review

kat von d tatoo liner trooper kat von d packaging
This is my first love with Kat Von D Tattoo eyeliner in Trooper (0.007 oz). I got this as a free sample when I ordered my Urban Decay Naked2 Basics at Sephora online.
closed up look kat von d liner swatch trooper
I love the design on the packaging. The black color liner is fine and liquid-y. I did a swatch and it glides very well. It’s a waterproof liner.
winged eye look with kat bottom lids liner
Today, I want to share how I create my everyday winged liner look using this tattoo liner. It has a superfine tip brush for precision drawing. Oh wow… I love the way the tip glides so easily and it’s gentle to eyes. I can do the bottom lids and applying it nearer on eyelids without causing any irritation. Sometimes, if the line is not even, I can always layer it a little thicker to make both liner balance.
kat von d side look winged liner look with Kat
It’s smooth and doesn’t smudge.  The fluid application flows easily and it’s fun to play with many different look with this liner. Winged or cat, you name it. But when I did my winged look, this liner makes drawing a thin line so much easier. With the short pencil design, I can control the liner better, perfect winged eye look without using much effort. The formula seems to dries up quickly once in contact with skin. The ink leaves some watery finish look. The liquid ink are easily removed with eye remover.

Overall, I love how it glides and not causing irritation in my eyes. That’s a plus point for Kat Von D Tattoo liner.

I think this is an incredible product but having said that, the price is at a higher end border. The last time I checked, it’s selling for $23.00 at Sephora.

Have you tried any of Kat Von D’s makeup products from Sephora? Please share on comment below.

Urban Decay  Naked2 Basics eyeshadow palette’s review coming soon on my next blog.

Thank you guys for reading.

Sharon xoxo


Best 5 Fall Color Lippies

Hi beauty junkies, standing proudly is my 5 favorite fall color lippies. Yay!!! shopping at Target again to get three more lipsticks in a darker shades for fall and also to wear it for halloween.

5 fall color lippies

Normally, I have hard time looking for a dark color lipsticks for fall that will look nice on me. Fortunately, this time round, I seems to be able to find a few which I really like. Is it because I got more brave to try darker colors or maybe there were more color selections available that works for me. Either way, I’m happy to get a few.

fall dark color lipstickstop 5 fall color swatch lippies

These are my Best 5 fall color lippies, from left to right: (not in particular order)

NYX Lip Smacking Fun Colors in 511 CHAOS

Revlon Super Matte Lustrous Lipstick in 646 Sultry Sable

Maybelline Color Sensational  in 160 Fifth Ave Fuchsia

L’oreal Color Rich Serum in 503 Bright Burgundy

Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick in 11

I also make the color swatches and see how pigmented and mositurized these beauties. I always love red color lippies but these darker shades really is something else. Let me see how I like it!

nyx lippy

NYX in 311 CHAOS. I love NYX lippies especially with their huge selections of fun colors to choose from. Is the selections jaw-dropping? You bet! This is my second NYX lippies and I’m definitely going for more. Got to get them all! (Pokemon song). I fell in love with its rich pigmentation. Amazingly velvety and creamy texture. Love the color-payoff. It’s soft and glides so smoothly. Ohhhh!!! So incredibly awesome color.

revlon lipstick

Revlon Super Lustrous lipsticks are my best friend. I love love, love it. I have many collections of Revlon Super Lustrous lipsticks and got hooked by its’ dark plum shade. The color is intensely beautiful. I love the pigmentation and the long wear effect. It’s soft and creamy. So, be dazzled with its dazzling array of fabulous shades. I can’t stop to wanting more colors to be added to my collections.

maybelline lippies

This is my first encounter with Maybelline lipstick. I was amazed by the color shades options. I have another jaw-dropping moment seeing so many shades to choose and when I checked on their website they have but 62 shades, that’s insane! Or well my first purchase. I love other Maybelline makeup products and I always wanted to get the lipsticks. So, now I’m a proud owner of Fifth Ave Fuchsia lippy. Yay!!! The creamy formula is amazing and so is the smell of this lipstick. I wanted to pick a darker color but this one is irresistable. So, instead I got this and have been wearing it the whole day. Will I be hooked with Maybelline’s lippies? Time will tell.

l'oreal lippes

L’oreal lipstick in Bright Burgundy is my next choice of fave. I had L’oreal lippies for ages but this is a new one that I’m going to give it a shot. It says it has serum in this formula. Serum! Don’t feel any different except moist and sheer finish. Is it just me or do I always happened to picked up sheer finish lipstics? Some of you may know that I love creamy and velvety lipsticks. As for sheer, I’ll get around with it. The color in the packaging does looked dark but when I did my color swatch, it looks more nude than burgundy! As for the moisture, you bet it’s moist and I felt it’s a bit tacky at first. It doesn’t have color depth though. This lippy does smells good. It’s be good to wear when the weather gets dryer.

kate moss lippies

Kate Moss lasting lipstick by Rimmel. This No 11 is a special dark red dark lipstick. After admiring myself with this lip color ont he mirro. I do conclude that this color shade look perfect on me. I like it very much especially the velvety texture. It has matte and soft finish. It has a swell fragrant smell on it. It has 10 sexy shades to select. For the price, I will go for more especially with such great value and quality. I like the No 9 too (in violet shade). Perhaps, I’ll pick it up on my next trip to Target.
What is your favorite fall color lippies? Please share and leave comment below. Love to hear from you.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sharon xoxo










Sephora Beauty Haul !

Friday Haul!!! Yipeee! I always enjoy doing beauty haul. You guys might know now that I  am obssessed with makeup. I love to shop at the drugstores, retail stores, high end stores and sometime online stores. I prefer to go to the store to get my makeup stuff but sometimes if I can’t get the particular makeup that I wanted to try it on, then I’ll have to get them online.

sephora haul sephora haul 2

Front left to right: Tarte Brazillian Self Tanner in 0.5 fl oz, Amazonian Clay Bronzer in 0.11 oz

Back left to right: Sephora Color Bronzer, Smashbox Santigolden Age Legendary in Hot Lava

tarte bronzerTarte swatch 2

Tarte Amazonian Clay Mineral bronzer. Came in a nice square box with smooth matte texture. This bronzer doesn’t have shimmer on it. The color pay-off is absolutely great. The texture is pigmented and offer nice bronze contour. I simply used a circular motion when applying this bronzer and  the result is fabulous.

Tarte tannerTarte Amazonian Clay Mineral swatch

This Brazillian Self Tanner is quite a treat. It came together in the same box as the Amazonian Clay Mineral Bronzer. Don’t be surpirsed by the color of the cream which I squeezed out a bit for swatch. Well, the color component is like dark brown/black. After 8 hours since my swatch on my hand, the stain was still there.

Be sure that you only apply them of  the body eg. the elbow, knee and ankles. Since fall is almost here I will have to keep this for next summer if I plan to do some self tanning. For those of you who are enjoying tropical season, this would be a nice way to get tan at the comfort of your own home. I included the info I extracted from Tarte for ways to prepare the tanning session.

Info on how to use from Tarte website:

Make sure skin is dry before application. Use Tarte’s unique blending mitt for an easy, no-mess, streak-free tan. Dispense at least a quarter-sized amount of self tanner to the mitt and apply to one body part at a time in long even strokes until the bronze color is uniform. Allow self tanner to absorb for 10 minutes before dressing. Wait at least 8 hours before showering, shaving and sweating to allow a seamless tan to fully develop. Use Brazilliance 1-2 times a week to maintain a gorgeous, natural-looking tan.

DSC01241Sephora eyeshadow in dark brown matte

The next item that I got is this Sephora Color Bronzer. In it, there were lip gloss and a bronzer with the 8 pretty color eyeshadows. I feel that the eyeshadow are a little bit chalky and lots of glitter or shimmer. For those who loves the bing and gleam these eyeshadow is for you. Out of the 8 colors I only like the dark brown matte which was quite pigmented and I wore it for my review.

Sephora HaulHot Lava lip gloss

Last but not least, is this incredible lip gloss from Smashbox – the Santigolden Age Legendary in Hot Lava. There was another color in All Gold E’vrywhere in sheer copper sparkle but I chose this sheer red/orange instead. Be excited with this wonderful vibrant, glassy-finish gloss. Absolutely, an everyday wear. To be worn alone or with a nice lipstick.

When is the last time you shop online? Leave you comment below.

Thank you for reading and stay Beautiful!






Maybelline NY Color Tattoo cream gel shadow ~ Painted Purple (No.20)

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 hr

Purple eyeshadow? Anyone? Well, I always ended up choosing purple color eyeshadows everytime I shop. Purple seems to attract my attention more somehow. So, I got drawn to get this painted purple in No. 20. I must have this lovely vibrant cream gel shadow to my collections.  Color choice is a little bit limited. There were only 6 color shades to choose from.

What so special about this Color Tattoo is that it claimed to last for 24 hours. I wore it just by itself for 8 hours and it does live to its claim to be long lasting. It is not recommended to wear any eye makeup or cosmetic to sleep – in my opinion. So, the 24 hours long lasting claim is a bit of a stretch. I have to use more eye remover to clean them.

I like the creamy and smooth texture of this product. It blends so easily and without creasing and the best thing is that I can use my fingertips for even blending. The price is  very affordable for the value of this product. The packaging makes it looks trendy and pretty.

So, for those who feels the need to wear something for a long lasting period of time, then I would recommend it simply because it lasts.

Has anyone of you have a favorite color eyeshadow that caught your very eyes everytime you shop for makeup?