Wednesday, December 10, 2014

ColourPop Cosmetics First Impression and Swatches

Ever since YouTube beauty bloggers KathleenLights and CoffeeBreakwithDani posted videos on their ColourPop eyeshadows and lippies, I became obsessed. I had to convince myself for a good few months to get some of my own and see if its really worth the hype. The shadows texture have been compared to Maybelline bouncy blushes while the color pigment has been compared to Maybelline Color Tattoos. I had to see for myself if the claims were true.


The packaging was a bit excessive in my opinion for five little things. It came a giant brown box and this Colorpop box was in it. To my surprise they left a cute little message for me. I really appreciate the personal appreciation the company shows for their customers. How cute and thoughtful!


ColourPop Eyeshadows
Top row from right: Game Face, I ♥ This
Bottom row from right: On the Rocks, Liberty

Lets not waste anytime and get right to the swatches!

ColourPop Lippies: Lumière (left) Frida (right)

ColourPop Lippies: Lumière (right) Frida (left)
These two lippies are one of the reasons why I was easily convinced to order. KathleenLights loves warm tones for the eyes and cool tones for the lips as I do. Her makeup style is very much in line with mine which is why I was super excited she created this shade. It's perfect for everyday as is Frida which was made by CoffeeBreakwithDani. Lumiere is matte finish cool tone mauve while Frida is a satin finish warm tone pinky-peach. Both are gorgeous for everyday wear, glide on like a charm, highly pigmented, and moisturizing which is great for this winter season. I do recommend exfoliating your lips with a scrub or sponge and prepping them with lip balm before applying.



Now for the shadows!

This has to be the most versatile one of the group. It's a shimmery taupe shade with specks of glitter and makes a great all over lid shade, perfect for any look.

ColourPop eyeshadow: I ♥ This
ColourPop eyeshadow: I ♥ This
  
This is probably the most beautiful copper eyeshadow I have laid eyes on, my goodness I'm going to cry! I can't tell you how much I love copper tones and how great they look on most people especially colored eyes. It reminds me of an amped of version of Maybelline's Copper Craze. So amazing! I see myself using this the most.

ColourPop eyeshadow: Game Face
ColourPop eyeshadow: Game Face

These are one of those gorgeous surprise shades. It's a brown with violet glitter specks in it. Very unique and a beautiful crease or all over lid shade. Can't wait to try this one out!
ColourPop eyeshadow: On the Rocks
ColourPop eyeshadow: On the Rocks
Last one is Liberty, a super metallic silver shade that literally looks like foil like omg super pigmented, I'm going blind. This is great for dramatic looks, definitely not everyday wear.

ColourPop eyeshadow: Liberty
ColourPop eyeshadow: Liberty
Here are all four swatches together so you can tell the difference between them. I took pictures from many angles so you can get a better idea of what they look like. Now that I look at the swatches, I kind of wish I could have bought something out there like a blue, purple, or green. I wanted to be safe and buy something I'd wear everyday but the two middle shades look very similar. I guess trying them on will give me a better understanding of how they are different. Can't wait to start using these!

ColourPop Eyeshadow Swatches
From right to left: I ♥ This, Game Face, On the Rocks, Liberty

ColourPop Eyeshadow Swatches
From right to left: I ♥ This, Game Face, On the Rocks, Liberty

ColourPop Eyeshadow Swatches
From right to left: I ♥ This, Game Face, On the Rocks, Liberty

ColourPop Eyeshadow Swatches
From right to left: I ♥ This, Game Face, On the Rocks, Liberty

The swatch video!




Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Bollywood Top 5 of the Month




Not bollywood, it's actually from a Pakistani drama set in the 70's starring Humsafar's Mahira Khan. The title song is sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and anything he sings is pretty much gold!   

Drawing Ellie Goulding

I love all things art but I hate anything time consuming. I've always loved painting but the set up and clean up time takes more effort than drawing. The most enjoyable and quickest way to satisfy my art craving is to doodle on my little sketch pad. Enjoy!


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Friday, September 26, 2014

OOTD: Green Cardigan Casual Work Wear





Cardigan: Ann Taylor // Top: Old Navy // Pants: Ann Taylor // Purse: Michael Kors // Shoes: Urban Outfitters // Necklace: Charming Charlie // Ring: Buffalo Exchange 

I normally wear flats to work and layer. I had bought this cardigan which has a unique leather border a few months back. When I went to exchange it because of a minor flaw they were having a sale! Half off! So I got two for the price of one! I got the deep burgundy color and a forest green because those two colors are hard to find when it comes to good quality cardigans. I paired it with my favorite black felt flats that have a bow on top and a new top I just got yesterday. The silky material is great for layering since it doesn't bulk up. Overall silhouette is simple, safe, and has some pattern and a pop of color to make it interesting.  I'll be doing a review on the hair color soon!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Ebay Jewelry from India!

I'm going to try to keep my posts short and sweet. I've been really wanting to expand my desi jewelry collection... since I'll be a married woman and all soon ya know. I don't expect to go to many post wedding gatherings nor do I expect to wear real jewelry all the time, which is why I got this beautiful set off Ebay for only $19.90! Got it shipped directly from India FOR FREE. Is it good quality? Time will tell. I haven't worn it yet so you can expect a follow up/ OOTD (outfit of the day) post later.

The set comes in 7 beautiful colors. I'll be posting pictures of the one I have soon so you know what to expect. Here is the link so you can get one yourself! You're welcome ;)

Link to set 

Bollywood Top 5 of the Month










Monday, September 22, 2014

Kat Von D Studded Lipstick Swatches

Kat Von D Studded Lipstick in Lovecraft 
Kat Von D Studded Lipstick Packaging 

Kat Von D Studded Lipstick in Lovecraft

Kat Von D Studded Lipstick in L'ecole Des Femmes
Kat Von D Studded Lipstick in L'ecole Des Femmes

Kat Von D Studded Lipstick in L'ecole Des Femmes

Kat Von D Studded Lipstick Swatches- Indoor lighting- L'ecole Des Femmes (top) and Lovecraft (bottom)

Kat Von D Studded Lipstick Swatches- Florissant lighting- L'ecole Des Femmes (top) and Lovecraft (bottom)

Kat Von D Studded Lipstick Swatch in L'ecole Des Femmes
Kat Von D Studded Lipstick Swatch in Lovecraft

When it comes to the formulation of this lipstick, either people love it or hate it. I'm one of those who happened to love it. Not particularly in the way it makes my lips look but more because of how long it lasts. I was hesitant in picking one up because it's $21 at Sephora. I decided to give it try anyway.

At Sephora, I normally pick up a colors I can't easily find at a drugstore, however I decided to pick up the cool tone mauve shade for my engagement party. Thought I might as get something I can make use of soon. The application wasn't as smooth as most lipsticks I've tried nor as moisturizing. I recommend using a lip scrub of some sort to get rid of any dead skin hanging around to get the best results. THIS WILL ACCENTUATE DRY LIPS! Here I have on both shades, without a lip balm. I wanted to go with an orange shade since I usually stick to mauves, browns, and cool toned pinks. Is it too late in the season to go orange? Maybe, do I care? Heck no, I couldn't resist! I definitely makes my teeth look whiter and it isn't as bold as a red but still makes a subtle statement.

As far as the packaging goes, it looks great.  The packing resembles black studs to go with the name "studded" and I love the Kat Von D etched in the lipstick itself. Unfortunately the cap just doesn't stay on in my purse. Also, the tube is heavier than most lipsticks.

Overall I give it a A- because it's the longest lasting lipstick I've tried, the lipstick line has an interestingly unique shade range, but it doesn't have the best finish, leaves lips feeling dry, and has ok packaging.