Monday, December 24, 2012

Review: Laura Geller Balance and Brighten in Fair + Stila Kitten Eyeshadow

After obsessing over these two makeup products for weeks I decided to splurge on them at my local Ulta grand opening(which by the way guys, that is my new favorite place to be).  These two products are super pricey, the powder was 33$ and the shadow was...18$. I don't think this powder is dupe-able and I couldn't find a good dupe for the shadow either.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Review: Neutrogena Healthy Skin Smoothing Stick Concealer in Light 02 + Revlon Colorstay Pressed Powder in 820 Light Pale + Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil in 002 Hazel

This post is probably going to be a long one! Here we gooo!
I picked these up from my local CVS. I heard nice things about the Rimmel eyebrow pencil and I needed a slighter darker concealer because my Revlon Photoready Concealer  is absolutely beautiful BUT it brightens and putting a brightening concealer on a blemish makes your pimple bright which is almost as noticeable as it being a red bump. I also picked up this Revlon Colorstay pressed powder because I absolutely love the foundation and I have only tried 1 other pressed powder (Neutrogena Skin Clearing Mineral Powder in Natural Ivory). I love the Neutrogena powder but I also like trying out new products.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Review: Maybelline Touch of Light Luminizing Face Glow + Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Pearl Plum

Yayy my first review in a whole month! I actually bought this awhile ago but I got fairly backed up with reviews.I picked these both up from my local supermarket. I believe the Maybelline highlighter was limited edition so I don't think its around anymore which is seriously unfortunate because i love it.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Ahhh!I've been gone for too long!

I've been in Kuwait for the past month. For the first two weeks of being here I had absolutely terrible jetlag and i've spent this month trying to get used to being here since its quite a bit different than America. 
I originally wanted to paint the above painting traditionally but I couldn't afford to bring my extra suitcase full of paint so I had to paint it digitally. I'll probably paint it the way I intended to when I get home at the end of the month. 
Makeup wise I am fairly backed up with reviews so I'm going to try and get a couple reviews out this month since I'm a bit more situated in my surroundings.
Anyway, just wanted to do a quick update since I haven't in so long! 
Here are some makeup buys I've gotten in Kuwait!
I also purchased a Soap and Glory mattifying lotion and a No.7 Protect and Perfect night cream but I ended up throwing those out because I started breaking out.
Not a whole lot but I am fairly broke here so I can't buy much. Its really cool seeing all these makeup brands that I've never heard of in the drugstores. I want to try products from each of them!(You can get NYX, Make Up For Ever and L'Oreal of course in America but you can't get Bourjois)Its also cool going to a Boots since we don't have those stores in America either.  
Anyway guys!I'm helping the boyfriend with a comic book job he got here in Kuwait so I have to go do that!I'll try to update more this month!
Bye!Have a nice day!!


Friday, October 26, 2012

Reiew:Physicians Formula Powder Palette Mineral Glow Pearls in Translucent Pearl + NARS Blush in Orgasm

I have been wanting these two items for quite some time. I seriously have been developing quite a highlighter and blush collection lately. I really need to invest in some sort of storage system for my makeup. But thats a totally different blog post!Guys, please excuse the quality of these pics. Its been getting so dark so early lately and its hard to get a clear shot in my bathroom in the evening.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Review: L'Oreal Magic Perfecting Base

Oh my gosh!A product review that isn't 5 different products!This review has been on my product review queue for quite some time. The L'Oreal studio secret professional magic products had me curious to try for awhile because they are expensive for a drugstore brand and you only get a rather small amount of product.My silly self actually assumed that they really were magic.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Review: Benefit High Beam Highlighter + Hoola Bronzer

A makeup technique I have been really interested in learning how to do lately is highlighting and contouring. Highlighting is a fairly easy technique however contouring really..isn't. It was pretty hard for me to actually find a bronzer I could use since I am quite pale. It was also difficult finding a matte bronzer. After purchasing about...5 drugstore bronzers that were either too dark or too shimmery or too red I decided to splurge on Hoola.I also picked up high beam because I am a total sucker to highlighters.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Tutorial + Review: 1940s/1950s makeup tutorial + Geo Big Grang Grang Brown Circle Lens

So today I have a vintage makeup tutorial for you guys. This is also an everyday makeup tutorial because I wear vintage makeup everyday. The Geo Big Grang Grang Brown lenses I am wearing are sponsored by the fantastic Uniqso :)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Review: Revlon Photoready Foundation VS. Revlon ColorStay Foundation

Lately I have been interested in testing out a new foundation. The foundation I was using prior to these was the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup in Natural Ivory (review: HERE). Now, that foundation is lovely. I really like it. However, after some Youtube research it seems as though the Revlon Colorstay is the most popular drugstore foundation. While researching I also saw that there was a ton of comparison videos of these two foundations. I personally like both however prefer one over the other.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Review: e.l.f Studio H.D Blush in Superstar + e.l.f Studio Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder in St. Lucia + e.l.f Studio Cream Blush in Heartbreaker + e.l.f Studio Blush in Gotta Glow + e.l.f Essentials Eyelid Primer in Sheer and Champagne

So so so many products in one review...
Oh welll, better get started!These are just some of the products I rather liked from a recent e.l.f haul.e.l.f is way too addicting because most of the products are quite nice and incredibly inexpensive.I've had these products for 2-3 weeks so I think my opinion on them is rather developed.Since I am reviewing 6 things tonight these reviews are going to be quite straight and to the point.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Review: MAC Brow Set in Beguile + Milani Brow Tint Pen in Dark Brown + My Current Brow Routine + e.l.f Haul

ANOTHER BROW PRODUCT?Yes. I think I have a serious brow obsession.Every brow product I buy isn't quite the effect I am looking for and to be honest I am not even sure what effect I am looking for anymore. But whatever, I don't regret buying either of these products so that's pretty good.I'm going to apologize right now, these photos aren't the best because I was sort of trying to hurry because I was applying this makeup before work and it was rather early in the morning >.<.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Liebster Award!



 So I have been tagged for this award twice. I figure I should probably fill it out!I was tagged by Mandy and Pinkie. Thank you to both of you! I'm just going to fill out Pinkie's questions because...I have that tab open in my web browser!(This is my first time being nominated for this so I dunno if thats okay but...hopefully it is!Sorry if its not.)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

{Sponsored}Review: Candylicious Puffy 3 Tone Violet Circle Lens

 DIA:16.00
B.C:8.6
Water Content:48%
Prescription:Plano to -8.00 ( in -0.50 per step)
 
Hellooooo, guys! I am here with a review of the Candylicious Puffy 3 Tone Violet lens super kindly sponsored by Apple of your Eyes <3
I really do love this shop!And not only because they sponsor me lenses, but 1. they have the largest selection of lenses ever(they sell hard to find brands like LuxuryBabe and Fynale) and 2. the owner is just a really super nice lady named Allyson. She actually also sent me a replacement lens for a defective circle lens she sponsored me a month ago(review: HERE) which was AWESOME because now I can wear those super cute lenses!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

{Sponsored}Review:Studio Du Chat Beige Jewelry

Studio Du Chat Beige is an incredibly awesome Etsy store. The store is owned by Annie. There are a number of lovely Fairy Kei, Lolita, and classic jewelry pieces in this store. Annie also sells jewelry supplies for those who are interested in making their own jewelry. The store is based in Canada so the jewelry didn't take long at all to get to the U.S. 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Lucky Cheng's in New York City

So some of you guys are probably like, what is going on in this picture?Whats Lucky Cheng's?Who are these people?Why isn't this a review? I had a rather fun weekend so I decided i'd show you guys! This weekend I went to Lucky Cheng's in New York for my sister's bachelorette party. The girl with the tiara is my sister and the person in the mask is a drag queen she is getting a lap dance from. Lucky Cheng's is a legendary drag queen cabaret club in...I believe Manhattan. My sister, my sister in law, and two other bridesmaids all went to New York for the night. It was incredibly expensive (I don't know about you guys, but I have never gotten a 500$ bill for a restaurant) but definitely worth it since my sister had fun :)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Review:Tony Moly 02 Red Apple Lip Tint

I saw this lip tint on Jennifer's blog and I thought it had a really pretty effect! I had been looking for a fairly pigmented lip tint for quite some time. AND YOU GUYS, I found it!Since I specifically wanted a pigmented lip tint I looked into some reviews from other popular brands like Etude House and Lioele before deciding on Tony Moly. 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Review: MAC Lipstick in Film Noir

I don't normally buy MAC lipstick unless I want an incredibly specific color. Don't get me wrong, I love MAC's lipsticks but its just a bit expensive(not too bad really, its only 15$USD but thats still quite a bit for lipstick)Something I also don't usually do is fall in love with makeup trends while looking through magazines. Well, I was reading Elle and fell absolutely in love with something they referred to as "wine stained lips". Once I looked at the name of one of the lipsticks I just hadddddd to have it.So I went over to Macys that day and picked up Film Noir.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Review:Blonde Ebay Wiggy :)

My first ever wig! I was super incredibly excited to get this in the mail. It came so fast too!It took about...10 days maybe to get to me?This seller seems to send express packages with free shipping which is awesome.I think the wig was originally 25$ but I got it on sale for 15.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

{Sponsored}Review: Vassen Super Crystal Blue Circle Lens

Disposable : 1 year
Base Curve : 8.6mm
Water Content : 42%
Diameter : 14.5mm  

These lenses were super de duper kindly sponsored by K-Circlelens. K-Circlelens were perfectly polite and nice in the emails we shared. I only chose the color so I was a bit nervous about what lenses I would get. I'm fairly picky about lenses but when I discovered these were the Super Crystal blues I was so excited!I have been interested in these lenses for quite some time. 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Review: e.l.f Studio Lip Exfoliator, e.l.f Essentials Eyelid Primer in Golden, Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain + Balm in Gothic

  
Me trying to show most of the makeup used because I don't have a group shot.

You guys are probably like, girl, why don't you do one review at a time?And to be honest, its because I buy too much makeup every week and that would take me days to stretch out. So, I prefer making one big giant barf of a post! Anyway, earlier this week...or last week I posted about my e.l.f haul. I pretty much love all the things I bought. So I figured I might as well start reviewing my favorites from it. I also lost my Covergirl Lip stain so I had to buy a new one. 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Review:EOS 2 Tone Neon Brown Circle Lens

Brand: EOS
Diameter : 14.8mm
Water Content : 38%
Base Curve : 8.8mm
Life Span : 1 Year Disposal
Maplelens actually accidentally sent me these instead of the Candy Browns. I can understand the mix up because the two lenses are quite similar in my opinion. When I contacted them about the mix up they let me keep these and promptly sent out the Candy Browns via Fedex Express which was so awesome.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

e.l.f Haulll

I had a bit of extra money this week and decided to pick up some e.l.f makeup I discovered while looking at e.l.f favorite videos.  I just got this today so I don't have an opinion of most of it.But I am really excited to use them all tomorrow!

{Sponsored} Review: BLACK WIDOW Lip Balm in Gossip, Ursula and Orb


"Sealed by Lady BLACK WIDOW for the protection of the innocent."
 
BLACK WIDOW Lip Balms is a totally fantastic cruelty free. Their balms are filled with all natural ingredients and they seriously feel lovely on your lips. Not only do they feel lovely, but they smell lovely too!I don't know about you, but I really like makeup that smells awesome. I feel a serious appreciation for good smelling makeup at the moment because for whatever reason my mascara smells like gin.It was free and it works nicely but its smells like gin. Gross.

ANYWAY,

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Review: Milani Shadow Eyez 01 Snow White & L'oreal Telescopic Liquid Liner in Black Noir

I picked up these two pretties at the drugstore last weekend. I had to pick up a liquid liner and decided to get one that I haven't tried in awhile.I also wanted to get a white eyeliner pencil since I've started to really like the effect the whole highlighted inner eyelid..crease thing.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A BLACK PANDA's Uniqso Giveaway!



 I am just going to copy and paste the rules and things!But see her post for this giveaway HERE



Okay, so now i'll be listing some simple steps on how to enter this give away. :)

Rules:
- You have to be 18 or older, otherwise get your parents' permission to join this give away.
- Like Uniqso's Facebook page HERE.
- Comment in this post your FaceBook username, and go to UNIQSO's web and choose a lens design & degree and leave the link together in the comment.

See, the rules are very simple! You can leave it as that for a simple entry.
BUT!!!
If you want more entries, meaning a higher chance of wining, follow these steps.
*note: These steps are optional, and not all are needed to be done. :)

Extra entries:
+1 entry: Follow me on Google Friend Connect. (can be found on the side bar)
+1 entry: Follow me on Instagram; username: yingzylim
+1 entry: Follow me on Twitter; username: ablackpanda
+1 entry: Subscribe to my YouTube channel; username: kissautumn
+1 entry: Add me on FaceBook; username: YingQi Lim
+2 entry: Tweet about this giveaway!
+2 entry: Post about this on FaceBook!
+3 entry: Blog about this give away!

All the steps for the extra entries are optional! :)

Each entry is to be submitted in a separate comment!
Remember to leave behind your respective usernames for your different social network. :)
And for the tweets and posts, don't forget to leave the links behind!


SUPER GOOD NEWS IS!!
THAT THIS GIVE AWAY IS OPEN INTERNATIONALLY!!!
MEANS EVERYONE ALL OVER THE WORLD CAN PARTICIPATE IN THIS!!
YAYYYYY

Review: EOS Candy Brown Circle Lens

Diameter : 14.8mm
Water Content : 38%
Base Curve : 8.8mm
Life Span : 1 Year Disposal

I got these along with the Fay 3 tone grey. I was having trouble deciding between these and the Fays because I have wanted both of them for quite some time so I decided to get both.I got them from Maplelens. They had originally sent me the EOS Neon Browns by accident. When i alerted them to that they sent me this pair via Fedex and they actually let me keep the Neon Browns. Which was really awesome customer service in my opinion. 

Sunday, August 12, 2012

{Sponsored} Review: Super Barbie Crystal Blue Circle Lens

Diameter:14.5mm
Water Content:38%
Base Curve:8.8

ANOTHER CIRCLE LENS REVIEW?! Yes. I'm sorry!I just got about a million pairs in the mail (6 to be exact) ANYWAY, this adorable super dolly pair of lenses was sponsored by the super lovely Apple of Your Eyes ! As I said before(in my LuxuryBabe 12 review) Apple of Your Eyes is run by the very very nice and super professional Allyson!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

{Sponsored} Review: Geo Cafe Mimi Macchiato Brown Circle Lens

Manufacturer: GEO Medical (Made in Korea)
Diameter: 15.0 mm
Base Curve: 8.7
Water Content: 38%
Duration: 1 year disposal

The super de duper de duper lovely CircleLensDiary
sponsored me these pretties! They were really nice and super quick to respond to my emails. They also let me choose the lenses I wanted in their big selection (they have Geo,Neo,Vassen, Seeshell and Kitty Kawaii) which was awesome! The lenses came super quickly.They were in customs for only 3 days which is a really short time compared to some of my other experiences with Registered post.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Review:EOS Fay 3 Tone Grey Circle Lens

Brand:EOS
Diameter : 14.5mm
Water Content : 38%
Base Curve : 8.8mm
Life Span : 1 Year Disposal
I won the Maplelens photo contest for July and these are the lenses I chose(thank you Maplelens!).I'm in love you guys!Look at these!They are beautiful!The color makes such a drastic lovely difference in the eyes. 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

{Sponsored}Review: Geo Medical Tri-Color Purple CM 905 Circle Lens

Diameter: 14.0mm
Water Content: 38%
Base Curve: 8.6mm
Type: 1 year disposal
 
The super duper lovely EyeWantLenses sponsored me this pair of contacts.So a big ol' thank you to them! They are located in Australia and were fairly quick to respond to my questions and the lenses came quite quickly.When i was looking through their selection of lenses (they have a number of lenses available ready stock but also place batch orders) I came across the tri-color purples. My selecting this was sort of random on my part. I didn't have a particular interest in this series but wanted to see how this super natural lens would turn out.

Monday, August 6, 2012

How much my face costs (too much) + Jessyface's bridal shower.


I saw a pretty interesting post on The Beauty and the Cheap's blog about how much her face costs. Or rather, how much all the makeup she uses daily costs. 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Review: e.l.f Studio Powder Brush, Essential Liquid Eyeliner in Copper, and Studio Blush in Candid Coral

I have spent the past week or so looking at makeup tutorials, reviews, "products I regret buying", and "products I love" Youtube videos when I'm bored. I came to notice that throughout the products I love videos and products I regret buying videos there were a number of e.l.f products scattered throughout them.  I decided to wander over to my local Target and pick up a couple of the really super loved products.I've never bought any e.l.f products before because im a ninkumpoop(no idea how to spell that and i'm not Googling it) The reason why i've never bought any e.l.f products is because they are incredibly inexpensive. Now some of you guys are probably like"wha?" but I sort of associated the e.l.f brand with the Wet n' Wild brand which I've only had one terrible experience with. I bought Wet n' Wild lipstick in middle school and the color literally wouldn't even move when I tried to put it on. Sooo, little middle school me decided to pop it in the microwave and it melted and got everywhere.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Review: LuxuryBabe 12 Brown Circle Lens

LuxuryBabe 12 Brown
Manufacturer: Belmore INC
Diameter: 16.0mm
Water Content:45%

I have wanted these lenses for wayyyyy too long. I have been lusting after these ever since I saw Noxin's review on them a month or two ago. However, I couldn't really find LuxuryBabe lenses at many online shops and it seemed nearly impossible to find them in my prescription. BUT THEN, I came across Apple of Your Eyes's blog shop and THERE THEY WERE!And they had them in prescription!Wooo!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Review:Smashbox Anti Shine + Sephora Anti Shine

Got the Smashbox Anti Shine: here
Sephora Anti Shine:I actually bought it in store where is was on sale for 5$. It was online for 5$ too but it isn't anymore.

These are the two products I plan to review. I REALLY love one and positively do not like the other.
I heard about the Smashbox Anti Shine from a fellow blogger named Jounka. Okay, this may sound stupid but I had never heard of this product before. I now there are products for oily skin( by the way, my skin is combination) but when I originally got very interested in higher end makeup during my high school years I went into a Sephora store and I told the woman I needed something to make my skin less shiny and she handed me a primer. So I just assumed that primers and powders were the only things out there to make your skin more matte.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Field of Tulip's 1st giveaway!


She is giving away tons of awesome things!Check out all the details here

Monday, July 23, 2012

OOTD & things

Collar:Charlotte Russe
"Shirt":That is actually a dress I cut up because I got paint on it and decided it would still work well as a shirt with the painted part cut off. The dress was sold at Urban Outfitters.
Shorts:IM SORRY I LOVE THESE SHORTS. Hand me down.
 Shoes:Zara

Suzanne's Giveaway!

Check out Suzanne's giveaway! She is giving away some seriously awesome prizes!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Its my birthday todayyyyay!Review:Revlon Super Lustrous Kiss Me Coral Lipstick+Freshlook Sterling Grey Contacts + Gold Collar Necklace!

I've been wanting to try out an orangeish colored lipstick for quite a bit now. I saw another blogger do a review on a super pretty Revlon lipstick in some sort of orange shade and I thought it was so pretty so I originally went to the store to pick up that exact lipstick. I  couldn't find it among all the many orange tinted Revlon lipsticks and after some close comparisons I decided upon this lipstick!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Review:Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer+Fresh Sugar Lip treatment

I sort of got a ton of products from Sephora the other day.I've been using their primer for a couple years now and since my birthday is soon they gave me my birthday present which was these two lip cutiez. Sephora gives you a birthday present when you are in their VIB (very important beauty) program. You can pick this lip treatment or a body wash. I believe this is the first year where they let you pick between 2 items. Last year they gave me a rather tasty cake smelling body wash. Its nice, but I prefer makeup to body washes.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Review and tutorial:Dolly Wink Eyebrow Mascara 02 Mocha + Dolly Wink Eyebrow Powder 02 Chocolate Brown + brow tutorial

WHAT A LONG FRIGGIN' TITLE!
These are two of the three products I got from Pretty&Cute. Now, I have heard of Tsubasa Masuwaka
and her makeup brand because I have seen many many reviews on her incredibly popular line of eyelashes. I wear individual eyelashes so I don't really have a need for her eyelashes. However, I do have quite uneven brows so I wanted to try these products out to see if I could get my brows to look lighter and more even with these.
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