Irrational Fear…

I think I have a problem with letting go of people. To some, this may come out as a shocking thing, especially because I easily push people away. However, I’m actually talking about, my past. I’m sure that, everyone makes new friends along the road, but at some point, something just happens to separate them. Usually, people move on with their life, but not me. I don’t really know what or why I’m writing. All I know is that, if we were friends once upon a time, and you had to move, and somehow we didn’t stay in touch…

You should know that there were days were I just sat there, and wondered how you were doing, whether you changed as a person, if you still had the same annoying habits, whether you still dress, talk, walk, and drink the same.

At some very rare occasions, I would try to find you on every social networking site that I ever used. And when I find you, I would re-read all our conversations. Sometimes I would message you. Hoping that you’d still remember me. All the memories and conversations that we had. Whether you still have that jacket, teddy, book, bracelet, or necklace that I once gave you.

But let’s all snap back to reality for just a second. I somewhat, refuse to let people be just a part of my history. I think I have a problem with letting go of people that once had an impact on me. Whether it be positive or negative. I fear that, once I let go of people that I knew once, that I knew SO well, that I’d lose them forever. Which should’ve happened years ago. Or maybe, it’s just that I’m never satisfied with just ‘memories’. Maybe I don’t want JUST the memories. Maybe I want the people in the memories too. I think this is too hard to ask for. Might as well give up. Mehh, I don’t know. I don’t tell this to many people but I still wonder about my Kindergarten best friend called ‘Noora’. Is this creepy? Ok. I think I should stop rambling. But anyways, I needed to get somethings off my chest. What better way that to post it on my blog, right? Hahahaha!

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Fashion Spotlight: Sophie Webster

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If you’re looking for some whimsical and fantasy worthy accessories, let me introduce you to Sophia Webster. One word that describes her collection of party-ready shoes and handbags: FUN.  The kind of fun that makes all your other shoes seem boring in comparison.  The kind of shoes that make you ask yourself, “Where have you been all my life?”.   Why wouldn’t you want to throw on a pair of sunset printed sandals or circle stacked heels?
The best part is that each shoe and accessory makes a statement.  Whether it’s an ankle strap, sequin-sprayed sandal with a patent leather bow, or neon-splashed PVC slingbacks, one thing is for sure – these are not for those that take life too seriously.

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Beauty Spotlight: RiRi for MAC

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Sure, there’s the ongoing media obsession over her relationship with Chris Brown, but that’s balanced out by her Grammy-winning singing career, her new fashion line with ‘River Island’ and, now, a new, groundbreaking deal with MAC Cosmetics.

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The first product to launch will be ‘RiRi Woo’ (above), a lipstick inspired by the classic MAC red Ruby Woo – a favourite of Rihanna’s.

Rihanna approached the task with a laser focus. “She wanted RiRi Woo to be slightly more blue-red and retro matte — a matte with moisturizer finish we’d used in a collection years ago and currently only have in one product,” said Balbier (MAC’s senior vice president of global product development). “She was especially adamant that the color be suitable for every skin tone.”

I am super excited to get my hands on this lipstick! However, the dates of the international launch has not be set yet.

I’ll be a keeping an eye on this, I’m sure you guys will too! Am I right ladies?

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Collective Haul: Makeup ♢

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I know I haven’t been posting in MONTHS! I’m not gonna apologize for it, because, I’ve been preparing for my mocks, and I found it very hard to focus on more than one thing at a time. But I’m back, for a few days till my boards actually start! During my absence from blogging-world, I had a few visits to the stores here and there.  So let me introduce you to some amazing products, and some not-so-amazing ones too…Image

This is a limited edition Smashbox eyeshadow palette, from their ‘Love Me’ line. They have 3 different palettes, however I bought the ‘Admire ME’ one. This palette is AMAZING. The eyeshadows have a very nice soft texture, and good pigmentation power!

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I really loved the packaging of this product.

As you can see the palette has “Love Me” written in black plastic and that layer lifts up so you can get to the actual shadows underneath.  I love the shape inside, though the smaller areas can be trickier to get into with a brush.

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As you guys can see, it has very tiny sparkles, which actually makes it softer and easier to blend, when comparing it to usual shimmery shadows.

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Here’s the swatch… Now, this is just one swipe of the colours. So starting from left to right.

We’ve got a  Deep Golden Brown, which is really good as a crease colour, or just for a brown smoky eye. Then a Matt Nude colour, which is perfect for a crease colour, when you want to keep your eye makeup minimal but with a little definition. Then we’ve got a Champagne colour, which is so versatile on it’s own. Then on to a Soft Shimmering Coral, which adds a really soft colour. Finally, a Shimmering Bronze.

I’m really loving this palette right now, especially with Summer coming up, warm colours are the way to go for me!

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While I was in Sephora, the lady working at Smashbox recommended this foundation to me. So, I swatched it! I loved the consistency, coverage, and the hydrating formula.

I bought one, and started using it. Let me tell you… I have never seen a foundation last this long! The foundation claims to last ’15 hours’, which is not entirely true… However it does last long in HOT weather in comparison to other foundations. I also found out that I don’t really need to use a setting powder to set it. It leaves my face matte, without looking …’caked’ on?

Verdict: I quite like this. I don’t think I’ve been THIS thrilled about a foundation before. So I highly recommend it!

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I think by now you guys are like, ‘Smashbox? AGAIN?!’ But really guys, I’m really liking their new products. If you haven’t tried any of their products, am pretty sure you’re gonna like something! With Smashbox, there’s something for everyone! Quit rambling and tell us what this is! This is their new Halo Long-Wear blush. I believe that it actually speaks for itself.

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The thing about this that really drew me in, was that it had a built-in grinder, which gives me control over how much of the product I wanted. However, the only drawback was that things could get mess!

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Verdict: I love the sheerness of this blush! However you can build it up. It does last throughout the day. It is very pigmented so, a little goes a very long way with this one!

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Next up! Brow zings by Benefit! It’s basically a brow kit.

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The kit includes a soft, pigmented wax that defines and shapes brows and a color complementing setting powder to keep them looking wow, plus discreet tweezers for pesky stray hairs, a hard angle brush, and a blending brush.

At first I was a little skeptical about the wax/powder duo. However, I didn’t  like the powder, as it is pure brown, and have darker eyebrows, so the colour pay-off was a little ridiculous, I would say…

Verdict: I really liked this, however I don’t think I’ll be using it on myself. I don’t know… Maybe give it to someone that can totally make this product work for them.

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More on eyebrows! I bought the Makeup Forever ‘AQUA BROW’ eyebrow corrector. I saw a review on this product on youtube, so I was on the look out ever since. I’m like obsessed with this one already! I like that they have a wide range of colours to match your actual hair! So this product is a must-have product.

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It comes in a black mesh case, which is really thoughtful of them, as it keeps your product and brushes together. Along with the eyebrow corrector, an angled brush and a spooly. The brushes make the application more natural. The formula of the brow corrector is AMAZING. It does stay longer than I thought, which is a good thing!

Verdict: I am absolutely in love with the Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow. I can easily say it is my Holy Grail Eyebrow product and I can’t see myself finding something else that suits my needs better.

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Finally. I got myself an Urband Decay ‘Eyeshadow Primer Potion’. Nothing much to say about this. It’s amazing, but so is NARS eyeshadow primer. I’m really happy with the new packaging of this product, as the old one didn’t really work for so many people. However, the only problem I have with this is that, some times if the product stays in for too long, it tends to ‘separate’ its contents, so it turns REALLY runny. To fix my problem, I found out that I had to shake it really well before using it. I don’t know if this is a common problem, or whether I just got a ‘bad’ one…?

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Verdict: I still do love this, and I’ll probably repurchase this once it’s over!

This finishes my haul, I hope you enjoyed reading all the reviews. Leave a comment if you’d like!

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