Thursday, October 31, 2013

Shimmer Shimmery Pappady Do! Review: Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer in Watemelon

Ahh lipbalms. How I adore them. They were my first discovery into the land of beauty at the tender age of 13. I remember pooh pooh-ing the idea of lip balm and golly.. How wrong I was, n years later. 

Now my lip balm collection is out of control, with the last check being around 100+ lip products, inclusive of balms, gloss, stick, butter. I am genuinely afraid to count further. Anyway, less babble and onto today's review.

Enter Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer in Watermelon.

I apologise for the lack of swatch pictures beforehand. My camera just managed to capture a decent enough picture, (the one above) and after that it just refuses to take any other pictures. I will try my best to describe the colour as accurately as possible.

Where do I start? Right.. Product Information

Name: Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer in Watermelon
Weight/Price: 0.09 oz/ 2.6g / USD 4.99 
Packaging: Twist up lip balm with cap. Note: Don't over twist the lip balm. It doesn't come back down!
Repurchase: Not very likely. I have a gazillion more to go through!

The lip shimmer is best described as a frosty light rose lip balm. On my lips it leans towards frosty pink. Applied onto lips it has a slight tingly/minty taste which I like and also apparent in my other Burt's Bees lip balm. As a lip shimmer I say it would have worked up to its claims, being shimmery and being coloured. But for its moisturising properties, I have to comment on the lack of it. Applying it on is a dream, with just enough slip when you smack your lips together but it is not as moisturising as an ordinary lip balm would. This would be the trade off between having colours on your lips and having a moisturising lip balm I gather. I like this lip balm on days where I go out at night because this doesn't have SPF. 

Overall, this is an alright balm with nothing much to really write home about. I bought it purely because I liked the colour and nothing else. It gives a nice colour to my lips and its not as reflective on my lips than it is on my hands but I can't see myself repurchasing this lip balm simply because I have a gazillion more to go through. Note: This contains lanolin and carmine.

Ingredients are as below,

Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, helianthus annus (sunflower) seed oil, beeswax, euphorbia cerifera wax, methe piperita (peppermint) oil, lanolin, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, copernicia cerifera wax, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, fragaria ananassa (strawberry) seed oil, prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil, ribes nigrum (blackcurrant) seed oil, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, sambucus nigra (elderberry) seed oil, tocopherol, canola oil, glycine soja (soybean) oil. May contrain: mica, iron oxides, carmine, alumina and titanium dioxide.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Review: Help! My gel eyeliner has dried up.. Fret not! Inglot Duraline to the rescue!!

Happy Thursday everybody! For Chinese around the world who will be celebrating Mooncake Festival today, happy mooncake festival y'all!

I remember when Inglot Cosmetics opened up in Sunway Pyramid. I told myself that I will purchase their much raved AMC gel eyeliners. Alas, the many times I visited Sunway Pyramid, I did not exit the store with purchasing the gel eyeliners.

Fast forward a few years, I was rummaging through my make up stash and realise most of my gel eyeliners has dried out before I even opened them. Exasperated, I turned to the almighty Google for answers. And they did. Google directed me to Inglot and I exited the store with Duraline.

Product Information:

Name: Inglot Duraline
Price: RM38/9ml
Packaging: Clear glass bottle with a dropper on top.
Repurchase: No. I don't think I can finish this in my lifetime!

So did it actually 'activated' my dried up eyeliner? Yes it did. However, I think I added a little too much product onto the gel eyeliner and it became very watery. Within an hour or so, I ended up with two eyeliners, one on my lash line, one on my lids. LOL.

Therefore, I do not recommend using most than 1/4 of the length of the dropper. Anything beyond will be an overkill and you might end up with two eyeliners, and on a date as well!

According to the SA, Duraline does not have an expiry date but based on the box its good for 9 months. I personally won't adhere to the expiry date because I believe that as long it does not sting my eye or give me infections I will still continue using this. And I can foresee Duraline lasting me a very very long time. Oh! And do you know it transforms eyeshadows into gel eyeliners as well?

So, ladies.. When you're gel eyeliner dries up, where you going to go? Inglot! (Hehe, I think I had a little bit too much sugar. My apologies)

Here is a swatch of Coastal Scent Sky Line's dried up gel eyeliner mixed with Duraline.

That's all folks! Hope to see you guys next time. Cheers!

Friday, September 13, 2013


Hello everybody!!! Rest assured I'm not dead.. Just taking a loooooong hiatus and now I'm back permanently! Oh I do miss beauty blogging so much and now I'm back :)

Watch out for the new beauty post coming up soon!! Hugs & kisses!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

A Haul and.. what's in my travelling bag!

Happy New Years again peeps!
Since I haven't been posting much of late, today I decided to spoil you guys with a haul and what's in my travelling bag.

I don't know bout you guys but I'm extremely curious about what's in other beauty bloggers makeup bag, and probably makeup alley the beauty items and buy it. Ok. Temptations temptations! So here goes!

November/December Haul.
Christmas presents/birthday gifts!
Vichy Thermal Spray, Soap & Glory Peace Hand Love, Toki Doki Roller Ball Set, Lanolips in Mulberry, TBS Cranberry Love & Wild Cherry Lip Balm, Hurraw Lip Balms and Crazy Rumors Candy Cane & Gumball & Hibiskiss Range.

Next on, what I bought in my travelling bag for a recent trip to Penang. I'm pretty sure I gained 10kg in Penang from all the eating there but the food, oh-so-nice!

My addiction lip balms. I'm really fickle minded this way cause I'll go, I need a lip balm with colour so I'll bring this. This one has no SPF, then I'll take another one, and I need one for night time with no SPF, and I will take this one. Fickle minded much?

1. Hurraw Night Balm
3. Hurraw Green Tea Balm
4. Crazy Rumors Hibikiss
5. Maybelline Lip Smooth
6. Lanolips in Mulberry
7. ElishaCoy Water Drop Sun Cream

Onto makeup; there are the few I stash in my bag

1. Red Earth Perfect Line in Mahogany
2. Elianto Gel Blusher in Berry Pink
3. Skin79 The Oriental Gold BB Cream
4. Garnier Light BB Eye Roll-On
5. BeneFit Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner in R.S.V.P

So there you have it :) I hope you all enjoyed this post and have a great weekend ahead!


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Years!

Sorry for my lack of posts this year, been busy busy!
So for this year's new years resolution I shall blog more, one week twice minimum :)

Happy New Years everybody,
I hope this year is better than the last,
Health & wealth to be in abundance,
Luck & love to come
tonnes of happiness in your live :)