Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas and New Years Haul

Greetings once again! I haven't been blogging because I was waiting for (some of) my purchases to arrive from the USA!!! It's just a haul post not a review because I just got them a few days ago, so I'm testing them out before I give them a full review. I will do swatches though! =D

First parcel I got was from Peripera cosmetics. I only heard about this brand from Saaamage on Youtube (check her out, she's wonderful!) and I decided to give it a shot since I've been venturing into asian branded cosmetics. Peripera is a Korean brand but it ships worldwide, so you can check them out! 


They packed it up so nicely with bubble wrap and the sponges so all my items arrived in perfect condition. 


I decided to get 2 lipsticks from the My Color Lipstick collection and 2 nail polishes from Rose Nail Polish (Limited Edition) as they were both on sale. The lipsticks were going for US$21 each (RM 65 each) and the nail polishes each for US$6.95 (RM 21.50). 


I loved the lipsticks when I saw them. The intricate detail on the cover and the bullet casing really impressed me. Pretty ain't it?



So I got two lipsticks, one in 13 Mandarin Orange and another in 15 Sweet Apricot. They were the Hot selling items on the website, so I decided to give it a go. I have been looking for an orange lip colour. I know some of you might cringe at the idea of orange on the lips, but I plan to tone it down using a lipgloss so it doesn't look too orange. And it's a summer colour, which Malaysia is always in that season. The apricot pink is a nice pinkish closing to coral colour which hopefully would not clash with my skin tone. Hopefully, we'll see in time.

Mandarin Orange

Apricot Pink


I've swatched them here. It's really creamy and it glided quite smoothly on my hands. And I must say the colours were quite pigmented. It is supposed to give a plump effect on your lips and leave it moisturized. I quite like it though, but we'll see how it goes on the lips. 

Swatches: Apricot Pink and Mandarin Orange
 Next up, the nail polishes! Pretty bottle with a long handle with floral detail as well! With a long handle, I guess it's easier to hold and easier to control the amount of nail polish on your nails. Got one in PK109 Modern Pink Classic and another in PP109 Mod Wine.

Mod Wine
Modern Pink Classic
 So I tried it on my nails and I loved how it turned out. The pictures below are the swatches I did on my nails with just one coat. One coat! The color was vivid and apparently it's supposed to last a week without chipping.

 The pink is a soft nude-ish colour which surprisingly looks really really pretty. I usually avoid pastel colours because it clashes with my skin tone making it look really dark and well, it ain't pretty let's put it that way. This pink was just right. It is feminine and it just looks really good. I think this would be my new favourite pastel nail polish.



Sorry for the horrible nail polish application, I was in a rush when I shot this picture. =S Anyway, also with one coat and I managed to make my nail look opaque. It is really gorgeous this colour! I love dark colours anyway and this is another pastel colour which I could really learn to love!


That pretty much ends my Peripera haul. Moving onto the a nail polish I got from a friend of mine who was so thoughtful to get me this La senza Ooh La Nails nail polish from Singapore. I didn't know they sold nail polishes in the first place. I have no idea what colour it is called but oh my my IT IS GORGEOUS! Super hot metallic pink colour which I think it's super adorable! It just screams fun, carefree and hot! Also a little sheer but I think one coat should suffice for the nail. It is really gorgeous. I was surprised that it glided on easy on the nail and the colour was just really tantalizing. I would really recommend those of you who can purchase this item, DO SO!


Next up, a Christmas present from a dear cousin of mine! Gosh, family members do know me well. =) He got me a Kate Reflect Mirror Eyes in this ice blue colour. I don't know the name cause everything is in Japanese. Kate is actually a Kanebo product and I previously owned another earth coloured Kate palette but I gave it to my mom when I got the Naked palette.


So it comes in three colours, ice blue (a shimmery light blue), white (shimmery white) and gray (shimmery as well). The ice blue would be the main eyelid colour with the white on the inner eyelids and gray to finish it off by conturing the eyes sockets below the brow bone or by lining the lashline.


It wasn't as pigmented as I would like it to be when I swatched the colours on my hand. I had to layer it a couple of times because I could get the colour to show up. The blue and gray was ok for me, I liked the colours but the qhite not so. I would probably use another colour instead of the white. It wasn't consistent and it kept falling out and I just didn't like it.  It doesn't even stay on for long, so the white I'm not happy with it. The other two colours, yes, I would love to use them. This shadow palette goes for RM 52 in Sasa.


I know I'm late in the game but what can I do when I don't have the opportunity to buy them in drugstores at such a cheap price. It's not even available in Malaysia so I just got them off eBay (the power of internet!). The Revlon Lip Butters have been such a craze on youtube and I heard so much about them and it got me excited so I decided to just get them.


I got them in 075 Lollipop, 090 Sweet Tart, 050 Berry Smoothie and 015 Tutti Frutti.


Lollipop is a really sweet pink colour, close to NYX LSS 640 Fig when I swatched it. It cost me $13.99 (RM 43.36).
Lollipop
 Sweet Tart and Berry Smoothie were almost the same colours when I swatched it on my hand although the sticks were really different. There is a subtle difference but you can really tell the difference when you intensify the colour on the lips. Sweet tart cost me US$ 16.99 (RM 52.67) while Berry Smoothie was US$14.99 (RM 46.47). The prices ranged, I think due to the popularity of the colours.
Sweet Tart

Berry Smoothie
 Tutti Frutti is yet another orange colour that I'm interested to test out. This would probably be lighter than the Peripera Mandarin Orange because this is a lip butter so I don't think it would probably be as bright as the Mandarin Orange. It cost me US$ 11.99 (RM 37.17), the cheapest among the 4. Not so popular I guess because it is orange.
Tutti Frutti

Swatches (L-R): Lollipop, Sweet Tart, Berry Smoothie and Tutti Frutti
 I liked how it felt on my hands. It glided on smoothly and bear in mind that the swatches I did was only one coat. So pigmented, I like! I think they would really be my favourite lip colours to use. I still have to test them!

The last product I bought from Guardian was the Revlon Color Burst Lipstick in 012 Cherry Ice. It's a new colour from Revlon and I've been looking for a really nice hot pink lipstick which isn't too bright. And this was exactly what I was looking for. I initially saw this colour in Target in Melbourne but I didn't have the time to go back to get it so instead I got it here! It was RM 37.90 if I'm not mistaken.


The reason why I was searching for this particular colour was because I saw Blair on Gossip Girl wearing it in one of the episodes in Season 5. It looked so gorgeous on her. It wasn't red but it wasn't really pink, it was just somewhere in between and it had glitter so it really looked fantastic on her.

I know it looks really red and it might scare some of you but when I swatched it, it was just a nice subtle hot pink with shimmers on it. I would say the colour was be a close dupe to MAC's Glitter and Ice Dazzleglass in Love Alert. The colour was gorgeous however I was disappointed with it. The lipgloss was just too sticky for my liking and I found it so uncomfortable to wear it. So when I found the Cherry Ice, I knew I had to get it. In addition, it was lipstick so it would last longer rather than lipgloss. It was easy to put on my lips and the colour looked great!


Cherry Ice swatch
 I hope you've enjoyed my Christmas and New Years haul! There are more products coming and I've yet to give a full proper review on all of these products, so stay in tune! Happy New Year people!


Toodles with love,
Alanna

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