Saturday, March 30, 2013

Dolly Wink Eyeshadow Palette #2 and Pencil Review

 Excitedly I ran across the latest Dolly Wink products and happily found the 2 products I've been eyeing in stock!
So happily I paid the slightly overpriced price that one pays in a more touristy shop left a happy camper~
 Or course I would be talking about the newer eyeshaddow palette in Pink Brown #2 and Nude eye pencil<3
Of course with Dolly Wink, the packaging is cute and compact. Like it's sister, #1 Palette, it may look like not much product but it is slightly deceptive [I've been using my #1 palette constantly for little over a year and I still have more product to go!]

The #2 Pink Brown set has a light pink glitter shadow, vanilla/gold shimmer shadow, bronze shimmer shadow and chocolate shimmer shadow and sponge applicator.
 The nude eye pencil comes with  a cute flower pattern and flower shaped cap that isn't too oddly shaped and fits nicely into my pencil organizer and bag~

I used all the products for a cute pink look above~ It looks nice from afar...
but, up close is a different story...
I did use my Urban Decay primer potion so that I can get the most colour pay off but sadly the eyeshadow doesn't blend but blends off... What I could keep on my lid creased instantly or smudged where it shouldn't smudge...
It was so dissapointing, and I even had a hard time patting the colour onto my lid. It actually applied more pigmented with the sponge [patting it on] rather than me using my brushes because my brushes just brushed my shadow off my eyes...
Out of them all, the pink was the worst of the batch going on after a few applications a pretty rose colour but then creasing and once I tried blending it, it disappeared or left blotches of glitter in places I didn't want them...
I tried as best as I could, and jeez louise you would think I could make it work, I'm a makeup artist for goodness sake but it was too much work to be worth it for me...
I cheated with the swatches though... I used primer and patted as much product as I could to show the colour, probably 4 times going over it.
Also the texture isn't smooth at all, it felt slightly grainy to me...
For comparison, without primer, I swatched the Dolly Wink #1 that I got before the new re-release [I'm not sure if they have a new formula now] and I just did one slide on the palette and onto my hand and it was as smooth as a butterfly's wing seriously that texture and the pigment is amazing!
What happened!
The Pink Brown #2 is NOTHING like that, which makes me so sad.
[Especially for the price]
 The nude pencil is more of a gold glitter than a true nude pencil. It isn't smooth and if you want to layer or even colour on top is removes itself then just slides around. The application isn't even and I put it on my water line and almost 5 minutes later, it was gone from my eyes.
The Pa white liner that's like a hugge chunk cheaper does a much better job and lasts for a lot longer and applies smother than this which was so expensive!
 I really trust Dolly Wink because usually the products, though pricey, are usually great quality and I can get a lot of use from, but this time it wasn't...
And especially not worth the price which for Asian cosmetics are pretty high!
I love my #1 Palette that I got almost 2 years ago but this time around I'm so disappointed!

On another note I did buy new lower lashes, Dolly Wink bottom lashes which I absolutely adore, they're the #6 Baby Cute~ and they are noticeably fake but I really love the look it gives me.

 I wish I could have talked amazingly about the palette, I wanted it for so long and the packagin is amazing and usually love the brand, but gosh~ Did they change their formula?

I'm so sad, and I feel like I wasted a big chunk of money on them...


Sunday, March 24, 2013

1920's Makeup Tutorial

Products used:

Etude House Total Repair BB cream in #2 Natural Beige
Etude House BB Magic pactin #2 Natural Beige

Urban Decay, Blackout, eyeshadow
Urban Decay, Brow Box 'Honey Pot', for taupe shadow
Clinique, Chocolate Chip from Stay Matte
Urban Decay, Foxy, eyeshadow
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye pencil in Zero
Fairy Drops Scandal Queen Mascara

Ardell Wispies lashes
Dolly Wink bottom lashes #3

M.U.D lip pencil in Mauve
M.U.D lip pencil in Red
Lip Care Essence lip gloss
Pa Liner in Pearl White

Clinique blush in Fig


Making tutorials are tougher than I thought it'd be....

Friday, March 22, 2013


I decided to get my friends and I some marimos, which are cute little balls of moss that grow in certain rivers around the world.
They are pretty durable and apparently easy to take care of, which is wonderful for me.
picture i used in my little card belongs to myurliscreative
For my friends, I made little cards which I will give out to them when they get their little marimo with tips on taking care of them.
I purchased my marimos from eBay [click] which came in in just a week and all [9] perfectly healthy.
I find them very intriguing and calming to look at on my coffee table.
I'm kind of excited to see them grow~

It also seems like a common thing to do with the plant is to personify them and give them names so I named mine Princess Patoot and Roots Dadoot.
Have you heard of marimos? Do you have one?

Monday, March 18, 2013

1920's Birthday Shindig~

My friend recently turned 23 and decided to throw a 1920's themed bash which was wildly magical, like transporting back in time~

To prep for the dinner I did my best to be as authentic as possible on my terms~
I have to say, I'm super proud of my makeup~  Though it's different from my usual look, I tried to keep it as realistically 1920's as I dared to with the dark rounded eyes, elongated eyebrows, pouted lip and blush focused on the apples of the cheek~
Hehe;; Though I couldn't resist adding on my false lashes!
My dress I purchased for the dinner is a tea dress from 1923 which I added a blue sash to dress it down and broach to modernize it a smidge~

 I also customized pearl necklace from Forever21 with a eyeball broach that looked wonderfully vintage and a tad different to match my personal style.
Detail of the pretty lace on the dress^^
Thought I didn't take a picture, I finger waved my hair and put my hair in a pretty twist that seemed to fit the era.
 The venue for the dinner was at my friend's grandparent's house which is a beautiful mansion that overlooks Corona.

As you can see, the view is breathtaking!

 Sitting on the patio having sweet tea and snacking on pralines while rocking on the chair overlooking the view and listening to the wafting jazz music coming from inside really had me feeling like I went back in time or something, it was wonderful!
As the sun slowly set over the looming hills, my friend's father came out and played banjo while the guests started to drive down the driveway and trickle in and we were introducing ourselves.
The mixture of the solo banjo playing over the soft tunes coming from within and the warmth of cooking food radiating from inside and the cooling tiles where we mingled was a surprisingly comfortable mix.
 Just overlooking the shadow spreading over the valley below was a serene accompaniment to the moment settling upon us and also signaled us to move inside to the splendorous and spacious house.
The table was artfully arranged with name plates and alcohol tickets for us to use at the bar they have in the basement.
As we chatted as friends do, we dined on different Louisiana styled plates and finished up with cake and  freshly powdered beignets.

Our alcohol menu we could prick our poison from~ assured they were all drinks that were historically accurate.

Besides the bar in the lower rooms there was a billiards room that was open for use and a space designated for craps and roulette that we were invited to take part in.
A group picture~

I had a swinging good time meeting old friends and making new acquaintances, it was a lovely party full of class and fun!
Happy Birthday my dear Meggy!
Also, thank you for inviting me and for your family's generosity and letting us into their house and the amazing time!
[I end this with a candid from the sitting room]


[[Aaaand, happy news, I am getting a new DSLR with HD filming, so I will make my first video when it comes in on my 1920's makeup I wore for the party thought I would let you know a bit before hand but I'm really excited!]

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Birthday Tea Luncheon~

So it was my mum's birthday this past week and I decided to make an impromptu party for her with some of her close friends~

I had fun putting stuff together and baking, I always do<3
 Homemade bunny sugar cubes
 Cucumber Sandwiches
 Prawn and dill sandwiches
 Tomato and basil sandwiches

Herb rubbed cornish hen
I also made milk tea and had lemonade out~

Then my fave piece was my berry cake with homemade creme fraiche on top~ 

Such a yummy day<3