After a few failed attempts, I have found an amazing mascara!! *prances
I present to you.... Maybelline's Colossal Volume Express Mascara (Waterproof)!
The brush of this mascara is massive, hence the name 'The Colossal'!
Look at the number of bristles there are on this huge brush!
Compare it to these other two mascara I've used: Revlon 3D Extreme, and LelanVital Extreme Lash.
I've read somewhere that Revlon do not carry good mascaras at all. And it's true. Revlon 3D Extreme was so disappointing.
It was very clumpy and gave me panda eyes two minutes after I've put it on!
The brush was easy to use though.
LelanVital's mascara is pretty good. I have used it for about two years now and loved it as it did not smudge at all! The brush is pretty average in size so it's easy to use.
However, its place has officially been taken over by Maybelline's Colossal Mascara ♥.
This is truly a great mascara. Maybelline makes great mascaras. I used their 'Full n Soft' mascara for a while and was impressed by it.
I know, I know, I've been going on and on forever, and you haven't seen any results yet.
So on with the obligatory 'before' and 'after' shots!
*please note that the mascara is not the actual size, i just photoshopped it in with my awesome PS skills!
Pretty awesome huh?
Curls are held all day long
It doesn't clump
It easily fans out lashes to give you the wide-eyed look
It definitely adds length and volume to your lashes
Cheap! It retails at approximately A$18. I actually got it for about A$11 during a sale, which is even better! Woo hoo!
People actually notice the difference! Some of my colleagues have asked why my lashes suddenly look so long and thick! MUAHAHAHA!
As mine was waterproof, it was quite difficult to remove at the end of the day. Perhaps I have to get a better eye make up remover?
The brush is quite large, so I ended up smearing a little on my top eyelid while coating my eyelashes. That being said, it's easy to fix; just use a business card and hold it against your eyelid (behind your lashes) as you use the mascara
I was actually standing in Priceline, debating on getting either Maybelline's Lash Stiletto or the Colossal for a while. I ended up getting the Colossal because it was on sale (I know. I'm cheap.)
As I went to pay for it, the lady behind the counter said that I made a wise decision as the Colossal is an amazing mascara. She turned around to her colleague to tell her the same thing. Her colleague exclaimed, "Yeah, I know right? I'm using it right now! :D"
At first I was like, 'well, they are salespeople, of course they'd say stuff like that'.
Tell me, how many times has some sales assistant said to you "oh heavens no sweetie!! Your bum doesn't look big at all in those jeans!" yet the minute you wear them out, people comment that you've gained weight?
Anyway, I'm really glad I bought it.
I totally love the Colossal to bits! ♥
PS: Why is my chatbox being hijacked by bots(?) trying to promote random websites?! >=(
The weather has been miserable overall these few weeks but today... today is just lovely. I feel like running outside and bask in the warm sunlight! ♥
It's one of those days where you just want to do nothing and laze around all day.
Lucky for you, I will post a short blog and THEN laze around all day!!
Since I've been obsessed with dolly-wink inspired nail patterns, I went out to purchase the Sally Hansen nail art pens!
SALLY HANSEN NAIL ART PENS
I bought two; black and baby pink which were retailed at approximately AU$13.00 each. Not exactly cheap. Bought these two from the Priceline in the city!
So armed with the black nail art pen, I tried my second attempt at Dolly Wink inspired nails.
Looks like a pretty decent attempt. I was able to create fairly clean lines and intricate details; such as the "lace trim" on my fourth finger!
Now, the bad bits....
You really MUST wait till your base polish is totally dry otherwise the felt tip of the pen can easily scrape through. Even then, you have to be careful when applying a top coat because it can cause the 'art pen' polish to run and smear. Eeeek!
Sadly, I am unable to
duplicate the patterns on the nails of my right hand because like most
of you out there, I am NOT ambidextrous.
Definitely not as great as the patterns on my left hand.
I was not able to create anything decent at all so in the end, I used a paperclip to make my designs but umm... as you can see.. I failed badly.
So all in all, the nail pens are still better tools than a toothpick/paperclip to draw but in my humble opinion, I wouldn't buy them again :|
Can't stand the extra large youtube clips anymore.
Gets in the way of everything!
Am down with a cold!
I think the worst is over and I'm beginning to get better :D
Anyway, let me tell you about my Sasa shopping haul!
I loooooove Sasa. I wish there's one in Melbourne! There are so many in Hong Kong.. sigh.. good thing I am going to go to Hong Kong again soon!
I couldn't wait till then so I made my order online.. my third order btw.
Me thinks that there are just some things that you just can't find in those Sasa stores? Not sure whether they are only available online or I just don't look hard enough.
My items arrived so quickly this time!! Took about a week for my purchases to arrive.
Thank you Mr. Postman!
Here are some of the things I purchased this time around:
The oh-so-cute dolly wink eyelash case!
There are two compartments to separate your eyelashes from bottom eyelashes or if you're like me and don't use bottom eyelashes; you use them to separate your lash glue from the eyelashes
My current Shiseido eyelash curler is looking rather well used so I purchased another. I love this product; fits most Asian almond-eye shapes well without pinching *Ouch!
Also got this three-eyeshadow holder case.
Was quite disappointed with it because it looks really cheap in real life. BAH! I plan to glue on a mirror onto the lid to improve it...
Juju Cosmetics Aquamoist cream because I needed a rich moisturizer at night.
A brief review:
This cream is definitely moisturizing, but I don't like the fact that it leaves my face feeling a little sticky. Oh wells. As long as my face is well-hydrated during these cold dry winter nights, right??
Odango bun metal comb!
Unfortunately my hair is too layered to use at the moment. MEH.
Instructions on the back of the package
I wanted to get it because it's a relatively quick and easy way to achieve the cutesy high bun (otherwise known as the "odango bun") as demonstrated by Cheesie on cheeserland.
Dariya magic hair sheets! Two sheets per pack.
My housemate got one and used it. At first I was like wtf is in your hair?!
Now I know how awesome it is! If you hate clipping your hair back and ending up with wonky hair afterwards, you should definitely get this!
Each sheet is approximately 6 x 10 cms
Like my cute polka-dotted nails??
They are thin and flexible. There are tiny fibers at the bottom of the sheet that grip your hair in place.
Ew. Just realized that the picture on the right looks like a giant pink millipede on my hair >_>
Don't let that put you off though!
These sheets are cheap and awesome! Of course, you can't wear them out... otherwise people will keep coming up to you to tell you that there's a big, fat sheet of paper stuck in your hair. LOLOLOL!