Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Review: Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in MINT JULIP

Hello lovelies! Yesterday I stopped by Sephora because it's been a while and of course, I did not leave empty-handed. I went by the Stila cosmetics area and this vibrant mint eye liner caught my attention. Since mint is one of my favourite colour and I've been searching for something very similar like it for quite a while I decided to go for it and buy it without thinking anything twice. Stila has always had their Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Turquoise which is very similar in colour when I swatched it in store, but I was looking for a pencil version, not liquid as I planned on using them on my lower lash line and my lower waterline (liquid liners aren't very ideal for me).

I bought my first Stila's Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Mint Julip. If I remember correctly, it was $26. 

For the amount of produce you're getting, I feel like $26 was just a teeny tiny bit on an expensive side (I mean, for the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil, you are spending $24 for a whole pencil at 0.04 oz - comparing to the Smudge Stick which is $2 more for a 0.01 oz, so you're getting lesser product at a more expensive price). The product comes out by a twist. The colour itself is very vibrant, creamy, soft, smooth, and easy to apply.

Here is a swatch of the product on my hand. It is the perfect mint green colour. Today I wore it on my eyes - I lined along my upper lash line and also on my lower water line. It stayed where I left it this morning and have not transferred on my eye lids or to my lower lash line. I'm really impressed with the Smudge Sticks. I've always been curious to try them. They come in so many different colours from a beautiful yellow colour in Canary which looked so beautiful and promising to Turquoise which is as the name suggests, a turquoise colour - a bit darker than Mint Julip but looked as beautiful.

I highly suggest you go to your local Stila counter and try it out. I might look into getting the classic black and brown as well. I have yet to find my holy grail, go-to pencil eyeliner for everyday that lasts and doesn't run or transfer on my eyes. Because of their intensive colour selection, Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner is now on my radar and I will definitely be going back to pick up a few more to play around with.

Until next time
from Film with love,

Monday, 17 February 2014

Battle of the Nudes

Hi there beauties! Sorry for being MIA yet again. I've been super busy with my last semester of school. As it is currently spring break (or "Reading Week", as my school calls it ... you're actually supposed to be studying and catching up with your school work but all I'm really doing is absolutely nothing and I'm loving it!), I figure I might as well catch up with my blog :) It's been a while and today I have something very exciting to share with you!

Out of all makeup products, lipsticks are my absolute fave. I have more than I will ever need and I know I don't need anymore but I can't help myself if MAC comes out with a new collection or Chanel or in this case, Yves Saint Laurent and Napoleon Perdis.

I have 2 very, very beautiful lipsticks to show you today. One of them, after searching absolutely absolutely everywhere (in my local Sephora store, on Sephora online, and my friend even went to another province and looked for me), it is always sold out (and they never seem to restock it, ever). Panicked, I thought it was discontinued, as I have heard so many good things about this particular shade, ... but behold. I finally found it. Meet my brand new love: YSL Rouge Volupté Lipstick in #2 Sensual Silk. 

I've owned several other YSL Rouge Volupté Lipstick shades. But I've never owned #2. If you've never tried the YSL Rouge Volupté Lipsticks before, you are seriously missing out on one of the creamiest lipsticks out there. #2 Sensual Silk is THE perfect nude pink for everyday. This lipstick have had its permanent place in my purse. I bring it with me everywhere I go - I love it so much, from the smell, to the texture, to the colour. It is my new obsession and I want to buy 3 more to restock on it as it was extremely difficult for me to get my hands on. Despite its big price tag (eek!) it is absolutely worth every penny and I have zero regrets. YSL lipsticks are a must-have (think investment! lol) and I highly, highly suggest everyone splurge on them because they are, not to sound a bit too intense as they're just lipsticks after all, but indeed life-changing.

My next lipstick to show you today is the Napoleon Perdis Dévine Goddess Lipstick in Demeter. Napoleon Perdis is an Australian cosmetics brand and I've actually heard about this brand through an Australian YouTuber, Chloe Morello. She said that one of her most favourite nude lipstick ever in 'Demeter' (she did a whole video - with swatches - on the Dévine Goddess Lipsticks, which you can watch here. Her video pretty much sold me on this lipstick because it is absolutely gorgeous). I'll say 'Demeter' is very similar to MAC's Creme d'Nude Lipstick (pinkish nude) which is my go-to nude and one of my favourite MAC lipsticks. To no surprise, I am head-over-heels in love with this lipstick. This is my first Napoleon Perdis product and I am very satisfied. I purchased both lipsticks through Nordstrom online and I will definitely be visiting the site again very soon!

PS. If you want to see swatches let me know, I can do a separate post showing you the colours :)

I hope you enjoy today's post. If you have any questions or comments feel free to leave your thoughts below!

Until next time,
from Film with love.. xx

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

4 Years Anniversary

February 4, 2014

Happy 4 Years Anniversary to my love!

First year we traveled across the world together. 
Second year we moved in together. 
Third year we got our dog, Charlie together. 
This fourth year we've grown closer than ever and we're the happiest we've ever been. I can't wait for what next year will bring. 
Happy 4 years baby! I'm so glad I get to grow up with my best friend. You mean the world to me. Thank you for being my teammate since day 1. I love you!  xoxo

PS. We go 'photoboothing' every month on our anniversary. Then we write the date on the back. It's such an amazing idea and a great keepsake that we can look back in the future of our memories as we continue to grow older each day.