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Friday, July 4, 2014

[Sponsored] Born Pretty Store - Highlighting Lip Tint Concealer Eye Stick

Hello my dear readers! I'm so sorry for taking so long to update. I had such a busy two weeks as my school term came to an end. I have been looking for another job and I also went to a convention this past weekend to promote my board game, Sweet Sabotage but I'll talk about that more in a separate post~

Today I'll be reviewing a highlighting lip tint concealer eye stick kindly sponsored by Born Pretty Store. Remember you can still use the coupon code CHUH10 for 10% off your purchase from their website!

Closeup of the product
Swatch on the left side~
Applied on my lips
Full face with product on my lips.
Excuse my derpy face ;n;
Packaging: ♥♥♥♥♥
I love that this is a twist up stick and not one of those traditional pencil products that require a sharpener. It really makes for an easier time getting the product out. It's also quite small so you can throw it in your purse or pocket and have it with you all day.

Application: ♥♥♥♥
The product itself is very smooth and creamy, however after it is applied it can feel a little greasy. I've only used this as a lip product so I can't comment on how it is as an eye product.

Color: ♥♥♥
The color is very faint and shimmery. I feel like it doesn't really show up too well on my lips, instead it dilutes my natural lip color into a more nudy color.

Overall: ♥♥♥
I'm not in love with this product. I've tried other lip crayons, such as the Revlon ones that perform much better and have a better color payout. I'll try using this as an eye product (perhaps a primer or brightener) and see how things go. I wouldn't recommend this as a lip product though >__<;;
Again I'm really sorry for the delay on this post. I hope you found it informative and helpful. I've got a lot to talk about in my next couple posts so please come back and visit soon! Don't forget you can use the coupon code CHUH10 for 10% off your purchase from the Born Pretty Store site! See you guys soon <3

Monday, June 16, 2014

[Sponsored] Born Pretty Store - Almonds Oil Natural Cream Moisture Gloss Lip Stick Review

Hey everyone! I hope you're all doing well. Today I'm going to review the Almonds Oil Natural Cream Moisture Gloss Lip Stick that was kindly sponsored to me by Born Pretty Store.

Don't forget you can also use the code CHUH10 for 10% off your purchase at the Born Pretty Store website!
Here's a photo from the website. I asked for the color 02.
Photo from the website

This is what it looked like when I got it:
You can see a swatch on the right~
Here are some photos with me wearing the lipstick (I'm also using the foundation from this review in these pictures as well!):
Packaging: ♥♥♥♥♥
The packaging is small and compact. Although the product is sold for cheap, the packaging feels far from that. The cap snaps to close and the lipstick stays put (doesn't wobble around inside the tube).

Application: ♥♥♥♥♥
This lip stick glides on really smoothly. It's creamy and very moisturizing, kind of like those lip butters from Revlon. It doesn't settle into my lips and actually lasts a very long time without reapplication!

Color: ♥♥♥♥
The lip stick is stunning and true to the tube's color. As you can see from the swatch picture, it's very pigmented. Although I have some filters in the pictures above, you can still very clearly see the lip color.

Overall: ♥♥♥♥♥
This has got to be one of my favorite lipsticks of all time! It reminds me a lot of my favorite NARS lipstick in Roman Holiday (pictured below). Although the staying power is not as good as NARS, with the price tag of $4.26 (versus $30), I'd say this is a fantastic alternative.
Thank you once again for reading! I hope to put up the final lip product review sometime at the end of this week. I'm heading into my last week of school so I'll be working hard trying to get all my projects done ;^; I still have a lot of exciting posts to make, so please be sure to visit again soon! 

Remember you can also use the coupon code CHUH10 for a discount on your purchase at Born Pretty Store! Talk to you guys again soon~

Monday, June 9, 2014

[Sponsored] Born Pretty Store - 3 Colour Delicate Makeup Foundation

Hello my dear readers! I apologize for the delay on this post. I was going to do it way sooner but then I got caught up in school work ;^;  Recently I received another package from Born Pretty Store. I received two lip products and one face product from them. Today I will be doing a review on the powder compact (click to go to the product page!).

Also a reminder that you can use the coupon code CHUH10 for 10% off your purchase on the Born Pretty site!

So here's how the packages looked when they came in the mail~
 The powder compact all wrapped up in plastic wrap:
 It comes with two powders in the top layer (and it smells like chocolate! lol):
 And a cream-type concealer with a puff on the bottom:
So here's how the coverage works! Please excuse my breakouts ;^;
Bare skin
Here's my skin with my usual concealer. I didn't use the one in the compact because it doesn't match my skin tone. It's a lot more ashy than I am.
With concealer (not the one included)
 With my foundation on top.
I'm using e.l.f's flawless finish foundation
 Finally, with the powder over top.
Here's some full faced pictures:

Color: ♥♥♥♥
The color for this powder is quite light and it can kind of get ashy if you don't properly balance it out with bronzer/blush. The right powder is what I use for coverage, and the left one is for touch-ups. I find that the left one is very light so I try not to go crazy with it, especially with the powder puff.

Texture: ♥♥♥
The powder is very smooth and almost creamy. It goes on very nicely, especially with the powder puff but you have to be careful or it will get cakey quickly. The concealer is a little bit on the greasier side. I probably won't use it until the winter time because I don't want it to melt off.

Coverage: ♥♥
The coverage for the powder is really good. Depending on your method of application, you can build it from light to medium (maybe full) coverage. I suggest using a setting spray though if you're going to build it up as it can cake a bit cakey looking if you don't.

Overall: ♥♥
I think this is a fantastic product for its worth ($6~). The texture is really nice and it covers pretty well. It didn't break me out or anything and actually, I like it a lot better than some of my current powders.

To my knowledge there isn't any color selection but I think that it matched okay with my skin. It looks really white in the pictures but I had flash on so it appeared even brighter than it was. I'd say the only down side to this product is that it can look cakey and ashy if you aren't careful. Other than that I highly recommend you check it out, especially if your skin is as fair as mine.

Here are some full faced pictures for comparison~
Thank you so much for reading! I will be putting up the reviews for the lip products soon. I'll be getting a break from school in 2 weeks so hopefully I can pump those out for you. Don't forget to use the coupon code CHUH10 for a discount on your purchase at Born Pretty Store! Catch you later~

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Kendra's Fashion Challenge

Hello everyone, and sorry for going missing again! I've just been caught up with life. A lot of exciting things have happened, but I'll tell you more in my next few posts. Today I want to share with you my entry for Kendra's Fashion Challenge!
A few days ago I received an email from Kendra Thornton, who asked if I was interest in participating in her challenge. She asked me to create a few vacation looks for her, you can read the details here:

My husband and I are headed on a romantic getaway for a week in Miami. This city is so beautiful. Whether you love the water in South Beach or the dancing in Little Havana, thereare a ton of places to visit and explore around this bustling South Floridian jewel. I can't wait to go because we have been reading all kinds of reviews on gogobot and even found our hotel through the travel site. We are staying right in the center of South Beach. The Delano staff received great reviews, but it was honestly the amenities in the room that made it a great choice. As for my fashion challenge, I am in desperate need of a few good looks to upgrade my mommy wardrobe with.
Our first stop is the Delano South Beach Hotel. There's something so effervescent and posh about this hotel. Our rooms are styled perfectly with plush bedding and flat screen television. The hotel also has a 3,200 square foot spa rooftop that allows you to look over the city and ocean. It's called Club Essentia, and my husband splurged to get me a full spa day as well. I would love an outfit that looked perfect whether I'm in the mud bath, getting a facial or just enjoying a thorough massage. 
Our days are going to be spent traveling all of the little avenues and districts in South Beach. There's the famous boardwalk, historic district and fashion district areas that have explored in recent years. South Beach is known as one of the party hot spots in Miami, so it would be perfect to have a sexier look that will make me look and feel gorgeous. My husband has been helping me plan everything on gogobot, so I have seen a lot of different art galleries and a few beach access areas that are off the beaten track. We will likely head out to the islands for a full day and then maybe head out to one of the beachside restaurants in South Beach. I'm so excited to present this challenge, and hope that you are able to find the perfect ensembles for me. I plan on taking lots of photos and featuring any outfits when I get home. I'm so impressed by all your talent and truly hope this fashion contest will be perfect.
Anyways, without further ado here are my looks!
Spa Glamour
This look was inspired by sitting on the beach and watching ocean!
I wanted this to have a cruise/beach vacation-type feel.
Spa Glamour
Spa Glamour by olivia-chung featuring aviator sunglasses
For this look, the focus was on beach inspired comfort to match the resort feel of the spa Kendra was going to. The color palette is fairly cool and neutral, using navy and gold as the accent. The marine accessories should make Kendra feel like she's on a beach somewhere far from her city troubles!
City Glam
This look was inspired by the concept of "day to night" looks. 
I took business casual and added some sparkle to it!

City Glam

City Glam by olivia-chung featuring Tory Burch
This look was designed for Kendra to look glamorous and sexy while on a night out in the city. Using the classic little black dress as a base, I added a pop of turquoise/mint to keep her looking edgy. With silver/white accents through the accessories and nails will instantly give Kendra an effortless feel of class and glamour.
Comfy Chic
This look was inspired by the tropical print on the tank top.
I wanted to keep the look fierce and fun while remaining modest for a mommy.
Comfy Chic

Comfy Chic by olivia-chung featuring a heart necklace
For this day-look, I wanted to keep with an overall theme of tropical but comfortable. I picked hot pink as the pop of color here to compliment the floral tank. The main focus of this look is to showcase Kendra's fun and young spirit without being too revealing. The cardigan plays a big role in this by being both comfortable and modest~
Urban Spring
This look was inspired by the idea of a "casual coffee-date".
The goal to this look was to use spring colors and keep things
business-casual but with an urban twist, as seen in the chain accessories.
Urban Spring

Urban Spring by olivia-chung featuring gold jewelry
For this look, I focused on keeping things fresh and spring-like. The green/gold accents on the pink and white base keep things light and refreshing (like spring blossoms~).
Island Lilac
This look was meant to feel sweet and groovy (I seriously just used that word LOL)
Island Lilac

Island Lilac by olivia-chung featuring a brown cardigan
The color palette of this look is again, cool and neutral. Using earthier tones in the makeup and accessories, we can bring out a more retro/hippy feel to the overall look. I wanted to showcase a maxi dress in one of these looks because I think it's a very versatile piece and compliments everyone's body shape!
That wraps up my looks for this challenge! It was really fun and interesting to come up with these concepts then build on them. Thank you Kendra for letting me participate and I hope you like the looks I came up with ^__^ 

Also, I've got a couple of review posts coming next so stay tuned for that! Thank you for reading <3

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