Kylie Lipkits Review- Mary Jo K & Candy K

Hey Lovelies!

I’m back after so long and forgive me for the lack of post. I’ve finally graduated (though not officially) from University and have already entered the working world as I’m working full-time as an English teacher!

No matter how hectic my schedule always is, I wasn’t going to give up my blog here because I love sharing my love for beauty, fashion and everything lifestyle-related with you guys!

Anyway, surprise, surprise.. I didn’t think I would jump on the bandwagon with the Kylie Lipkits but GOSH, the hype in the beauty world triggered so much curiosity that I just had to try it for myself!

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I decided to get Candy K and Mary Jo K since those colors looked the most versatile and universal that would work on many different skin tones, so of course, I played on the safer side and got more wearable colors, unlike, True Brown K or Kourt K. Besides, it’s always better to get more wearable colors if you’re gonna break your wallet so that you can actually get your money’s worth by wearing them more often!

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From the swatches you can see that Mary Jo K is a classic neutral toned red and Candy K is a pinkish//taupe nude. Though you can’t tell from the picture, I find Candy K has a cool undertone. It’s such a lovely color, but whenever I wear them, it looks almost greyish and very cool on me, perhaps it’s just the reaction with my lip color. The lip liners are more or less similar in color, except for Candy K, where the liner is more taupy.

Overall, they are beautiful colors, one that’s perfect for fancy events and the other that’s wearable for everyday!

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It comes with a standard liquid lipstick applicator that’s easy to apply and gives quite good precision to work on the lip lines.

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The liners are similar to many other brands as well in terms of its look, however, unlike some liners that are twistable, these have to be sharpened once the tip is used up. The liners run out quite quick after a generous application on the lips and as I haven’t owned a sharpener since grade school, I find sharpening it a bit annoying! From the picture, you can probably tell that I was too lazy to search for a pencil sharpener! I’m also quite certain that the sharpening process will waste some of the actual product.

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However, these are one of the best liners I’ve tried as they are very creamy and stays put throughout! It’s also a nice touch that the liners actually have its color name printed on it. Very cute!

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The liquid lipsticks are very light-weight on the lips and though its matte, it has a soft-texture finish. It feels almost powdery after it dries and you literally feel like you don’t have anything on your lips! Some people have complained that they are very drying, however, personally, I didn’t feel them to be drying at all. It doesn’t have any moisturising elements but definitely does not make my lips crack! Overall, they are very comfortable to wear!

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There has also been a lot of speculation about Kylie Lipkits being manufactured in the same place as the matte lipsticks from Colourpop. A lot of beauty bloggers have even reviewed that the Colorpop Matte lipstick in Creeper to be a dupe to Kylie’s Mary Jo K and since I have Creeper too, I had to put a side by side comparison.

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I waited for Creeper to dry to see if it would dry to the same colour but it still stayed brighter. As you can see from the swatch, Creeper is not an exact dupe as it is a much brighter red with a slight orange undertone. However, I’m sure there are many dupes that are comparable to Mary Jo K and many of the other shades!
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After all the lipsticks were fully dried, I ran my finger through the swatches and surprising Candy K in the liquid form did not budge at all! It did not move even after pressing it harder, which means that it is probably the longest wearing colour out of the three. Colourpop’s Creeper easily smudged and Mary Jo K also slightly smudged. Not that this means they are not good quality but just to check how well they would stay after touch.

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Overall, I am absolutely loving my lipkits! They are very comfortable to wear and non-drying and they last pretty long! Though, I know I can find these shades for cheaper alternatives, it’s just different when you know it’s a product that has been loved by many and that’s difficult to get hands on!

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If you’ve been contemplating whether or not to get them and you’re thinking about them for this long, you should definitely try them for yourself! And if you’re a make-up junkie like me then these will surely add some sass to your lipstick collection!

Have you tried any of the lipkits? How did you like them? I would love to hear from you if you have!

 

Xoxo,

Oddinary Girl

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Spring Favs<3: Makeup Haul

Hey Lovelies!

The warmer weather is in and it’s floral season! I have been trying some new make-up products and I am loving each and every one of them! So, here I am sharing my thoughts & briefly reviewing them, thus, perhaps you would like to try them out too!

1. Etude House- Cleansing TissueI’ve been using this cleansing tissue since the first time I tried them! It’s been almost a year and I am always going back to repurchase this. Before this, I was using the Neutrogena Make-up remover that was so raved about by beauty bloggers. Though it was amazing, I was looking for a cheaper alternative since I was using them everyday. This etude house one was the perfect one! Reasonably priced for 50 wipes, no smell of chemical and it feels like water! It even takes off waterproof & stubborn make-up and after using it, my face always felt squeaky clean!

2. Etude House- My Beauty Tool

My Beauty Tool is a facial cleansing brush that helps deep-clean the face. Slightly wet the brush and swirl it over your face with your face cleanser. It works very well with foam facial cleansers and really helps to gently exfoliate too!

The brush is very soft and it’s so satisfying to the skin! Whenever I use this, my skin just feels rejuvenated & extra refresh! Give it a try for some more deep cleansing and fun when washing your face!

3. Etude House- Color My brows

I recently changed my hair color to a lighter brown, so I needed my eye-brows to match my hair. I picked this product to tint my eyebrows lighter brown and it does great at that! Because of it’s waxy, thick consistency, it helps to tame my brows in place as well!

4. Evian- Facial Spray

This facial spray was a random purchase, however, it is totally a necessity if you live in humid, hot or dry places. I used this on some drier winter days to give my face some moisture and in the humid days to refresh my skin! This spray is now with me wherever I go!

5. Etude House- Look at My eyes Eyeshadow (RD305) & Inglot Eye Makeup Base (01)

I have been seeing some beautiful coral reddish one shade eye shadow looks lately! I don’t have an eyeshadow of this color and so I was excited about testing this out! I had also heard good reviews on the Inglot eye primer and I had never tried any Inglot products, so it was a first for me from that brand and I have to say, I was impressed!

The color payoff of the eyeshadow was beautiful! Very pigmented, buttery & it gave such a beautiful sheen under the sunlight.

The eye primer has a creamy texture and it instantly dissolves into the skin when applying it. It has a neutral shade that does show any color, thus it’s a good primer for all skin tones!

It seems that I mostly reviewed Etude House products but I can’t help it if it’s one of the cosmetics stores closest to me! Opps!

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed reading my short reviews of some of these beauty products I have newly discovered and loving for a while! I would love to hear your thoughts if you have used any of these products!

Until next time lovelies!

Xoxo,

Oddinary Girl

So far, so good. 

Hey lovelies! 
2016 is quickly becoming my year of experimenting. I feel like I’m doing things spontaneously, going with the flow vibe. It’s my last year finishing my undergrad and after that I would have to immerse in reality, work, career & just life in general. 

So, I’m taking full advantage of this last year in undergrad school, experimenting different things & finding me, before I lose me in the real world. 

For instance,    I dyed my hair oneday when I felt like I needed change. I wish I was brave enough to go full blonde tho, but the thought of bleaching my hair was just unbearable. Maybe someday, when my hair is healthier!

The other day,   I’ve heard so much about eye-lash extensions, which are fake eyelashes attached to your real eyelashes to give you semi-permanent, full looking lashes. I tried it out for myself as I have almost non-existent lashes.   

  Excuse my eyebrow, but my lashes look almost doll-like! I was hating them the first day and though it’s high maintenance, I’m growing to love them on me. I will write a post on my eyelash extension experience after they reach their life-span (which should be around 1 month if taken good care!). 

    I have also started going back to the gym and regaining my stamina. Working out has become my ultimate stress reliever! I’m also making small changes to my lifestyle & changing things on my plate bit by bit! 🙂 

Another thing I am doing more often, I’ve been snapchatting daily just for the fun of it! Indeed it is so entertaining playing with the filters and making fun of myself …& my friends ofcourse! This is the social platform I’m currently most active in. Add me 👻@ roshpun if you wanna see my daily runabouts! 

Lastly,      I’ve been appreciating my uni days so much more as I am quickly finishing up with my courses & school life! Boy, no matter how stressful deadlines made me feel, I’m gonna miss those days, laughing too much with my mates over project works!

Sorry for the pointless ramble but that’s all I’ve been up to. & so far, it’s been good. What about you guys? 

Xoxo, 

Oddinary Girl 

Life: Update

A (public) note to myself; #facts of life

Expect nobody and no one but YOURSELF wherever and whatever point in your life you’re in.

This is not about dissing others, self-pity or having too much expectation of others. This is also not just a pessimistic view of people, in fact, it is innate in everyone and myself included, whether done intentionally or non- intentionally. Either way, damage is still done and like the saying, it is hard to fix a broken mirror and sometimes not even easily fixable. This year I’ve been going through quite a transition, experiencing horrific things after things and the people I keep close to are too transitioning. This is however, just natural, another fact of life; people change.

From all this, a lesson I have taken is that no matter what, it will only be you for yourself at the end of the road. Promises of always being there and whatnot will be broken promises, so never expect anyone to always be there because they will eventually change just as you will too and you have no one but yourself in the end.  And that’s what’s special about life; the facts of life just like the saying: You are born alone and you will eventually die alone too.

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So enjoy yourself, be you and always put yourself first!

 

xoxo,

Oddinary Girl

Shopping Spree: Zalora Review!

Hey lovelies,

Hope everyone of you had delved into the holiday season and took time off to spend more time with friends and family.

Today, I want to share my Zalora shopping experience. It’s my second time shopping at Zalora, which is an online shopping website that caters to both women and men and sells a wide range of fashion brands, selling clothing, footwear and accessories (I’m sure most of us know Zalora already!). They sell trendy pieces and there are new items almost everyday, every minute! They also a lot sales going on and their prices start from very affordable to more depending on the brand. If you are looking for an additional discount code then use the code BAPQFCX  for 15% off your order!

One thing I love about Zalora is its shipping policies, they provide free shipping to Hong Kong and many other countries, including 30 day free return, which is the main reason I can confidently shop!

I bought 5 clothing pieces for less than HK$600, which is actually quite a bargain. I ordered them more than a week ago and as the website is such a fast-pace platform that is constantly updated, I cannot find urls or pictures for most of these items (they are probably sold out :().

  1. Oversize Contrast Jacket

I am all for furriness and coziness for the winter so when I saw this jacket, I instantly needed it. I also loved the white and suede brown contrast, however, I really wished it had side pockets that would make this even more perfect!

This is a picture of the jacket (size M) taken myself and it is almost identical to the one posted in their webpage, so I was very glad. The only thing was the color, it was more of a darker brown but I guess it is understandable because lighting really makes a difference. Overall, I was still very content with it. I loved it but I felt that it didn’t fit me as rightly as I wanted it. Though, the quality is amazing for its price range and is true to picture, I am thinking of returning it just cause it doesn’t quite suit me as I expected.

If you are interested in checking it out, just click here.

2. Draped Mini Dress

This mini dress (size M) was the piece I was most excited for! It has a simple plain back but the front is draped with a cross slit in the front. I really loved it but the only problem was with the length. As you can see in the picture, it can hardly be worn as a mini dress and I am an average 5’5. I really adore the modest necklace and draped design of this dress, which gives you a slimming effect. As much as I love it, I really wish it was a bit longer so I could wear it as a dress.

I’m thinking about getting a Large size, hoping that it would be a bit longer, but I really doubt it. :S It also seems like it has been sold out in the website as I can’t find its link.

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Though in the website, it looked fine on the model, on me, it is hardly wearable as a dress. The quality is great but still a bit disappointed cause of its length. I will definitely be returning this piece.

3. Love Metallic Top Dress

This is another simple cocktail dress that I ordered without much expectation, however, I was very happy with it! The top is a sheen metallic light-weight fabric and the bottom skirt is made of a thicker material that hugs the lower body just right and has a silky finish to it. Very comfortable and stretchy material!

Here’s a close-up I took and as you can see, there are tiny speckles of metallics on the top. Though this was a size M, it was slightly bigger on me, however, I feel like I can still work with it and will be keeping it!

Click here if you want to see more of it!

4. Tyra Loose Fit Sweater

This was my favourite purchase of everything I got! I absolutely love the softness of this sweater and the fur do not shed or easily fall off as well! Keeps you very warm and cozy! I got this in the size M and it is one of those oversized ones, where it is slightly bigger but I love it that way! I also love how it is short in the front and longer at the back that covers your bum just right, making it perfect to pair with high-waisted jeans. Trust me I have been wearing this non-stop since I got it!

It seems that this cozy steal is also not in stock anymore because I cannot find the link for this. 😦

5. Midi- Turtle Neck knit dress

I was looking for a nice turtle neck sweater but I couldn’t find what I was looking for but I saw this and I thought, I can multi-wear it as a sweater or as a sweater dress. It is a one-size fit all and I think it can fit a lot of sizes as the material is quite stretchy. It also hugs your whole body tightly so your curves are emphasized. However, it is a bit transparent so you have to wear something inside.

Personally, I cannot wear this alone and I have to pair it with a jacket of another color or a scarf, just to bring in some color. I love it nonetheless and will definitely be keeping it as a winter wardrobe essential!

Check it out here!

Overall, I love Zalora without a doubt because of its very convenient and easy way of shopping! My order took literally less than a week to arrive! I am completely sold on the price range, delivery services and even payment services as it is one of the few online shops that offer cash-on-delivery, so even if you do not have a credit card or do not want to use it, they offer this amazing low-risk cash-on-delivery service, where you pay when the items are delivered to you! It is always such a great experience shopping in Zalora and if you are based in Hong Kong, I really recommend them if you want to online shop. Totally no risk, easy, fast & great variety!

What were your favourite pieces? Have ever shopped at Zalora? I would love to hear your shopping experience in Zalora!

Xoxo,

Oddinary Girl

~I do not own all the photos, some were taken off the website. I was in no way sponsored by this company.~

 

It’s that time of the year…Gift Shopping!

Hey Lovelies,

It’s that time of the year again, personally my favourite time of the year! It’s getting extremely cooler each day in HK and tomorrow is expected to be the coldest of this year, so I’m pretty bundled up for that already!

Besides staying warm in the cold & cuddling up, I really enjoy shopping at this time of the year for my loved ones, friends & family & of course treats to myself. So, I thought I would share a little gift guide or more like a head start on finding the perfect gift for yourselves and our close girlfriends!

  1. Accessories// Make-up // other Cutesy Stuff!

We girls definitely love accessories & makeup all year round, so why not give a classic or a totally funky piece as gift to add to her collection.  She will thank you when styling with her basics!

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2. A pretty//handy Wallet

Does not have to be designer but something chic for her to carry around or carry as a clutch on its own!

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3. A book novel// journal// scratch book

The year photo book is such a cool concept! How fun would it be to look back on all those memories! Any novel or journal that inspires, motivates & encourages will be a perfect fit!

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4. Flats// Shoes

For this one you would obviously need to know their shoe size, but how nice would it be to receive a nice pair of flats, heels or any shoe? I especially love these Tory Burch flats, so elegant but effortless that goes with any outfit!

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5. Camera// Polaroid// photo-related

I’m the kind of girl who’s into photography, new camera accessories & gadgets and I’m sure I’m not the only girl! This camera has been in my wish-list for so long…. I’m always debating whether I need a new camera or not… Still debating. If you know someone who’s into photo-taking, videography, then a handy camera or camera accessories would be amazing as a gift!

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Which gift would you like to receive this holiday? Share with me your holiday wish list! Have fun shopping & have a very warm & sweet holiday!

Xoxo,

Oddinary Girl

**All PICTURES retrieved from PINTEREST** I do not own these images**

Mood: Bloomy (OOTD)

It was super gloomy and rained bits and bops the other day. It seemed like the weather god couldn’t decide whether to rain full-on or just stay moody, so as highly influenced by the mood, I felt like I dressed a little gloomy too. Here, I’m sharing my outfit of the day that was very much inspired by the weather.

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As you can tell, my outfit involved a lot of dark and blue hues of colors.

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I am always looking for an excuse to wear stripes, thus here I am wearing my white and dark blue striped T-shirt, which is the comfiest and the easiest piece to throw on! I also wore my Buddhist beaded necklace from Nepal to add a little something to the casual striped tee.

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A loose denim shirt is one of my favourite go-to staple to wear when it gets a little chilly outside. It was perfect for the wet and cool weather as it is not overly thick.

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I added another hue of blue with my dark washed high-waisted blue jeans from American Eagle. By the way, I am totally obsessed with American Eagle Jeans! It’s become my favourite place to shop for jeans! These are the kinds that are super-stretchy material and they are very good quality and well-made. They hug my lower body so tightly yet I can totally run & jump on them! They are sooooooo comfortable!

It was probably not a good idea to wear those velvet flats though as the rain water kinda soaked the velvet. Oh well! At least it matched my bag!

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Anyways, here I am feeling a little hopeful for a brighter day! Even though I love cooler, gloomy days like this, I was already missing the usual bright (not the humid or heat though, just the sunshine :D) Hong Kong!

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Hope you enjoyed reading about my outfit of the day. Do share if you dress according to the weather mood like me! 🙂

Outfit details:

Striped-Tee// Cotton On

Denim Shirt// Stradivarius

Jeans// American Eagle

Flats// Cotton On

Bag// H& M

Xoxo,

Oddinary Girl

L.A. Girl Pro Conceal Review (How-to Contour & Highlight)

Hey everyone!

I’m back with a beauty review and totally excited for this one! I am reviewing the L.A. Girl Pro conceal that I have been using for the past few months for night-outs, dinners & parties. These are actually concealers/ correctors for concealing any flaws for a more even complexion, however, it is more popularly used as highlight and contour, which I personally use it for as well. As you can see below, there is a wide color range, so I am sure everyone can find their shade!

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For myself, I use creamy beige as highlight and beautiful bronze as contour. I also own toast and I have to say, it is almost identical to beautiful bronze.

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Creamy beige, Beautiful bronze & Toast.

Beautiful bronze & toast are ideal for contouring and goes with many different skin shades, especially fair to medium asian skin tones. The key is not the color but the blending process! Just have to blend, blend, blend until it looks natural!

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The concealers come with a brush type of applicator and you have to squeeze the tube lightly for the product. A little squeeze will do the job, if not you will just be wasting the product because it just comes in huge chunks. For my contour & highlight, I will be using creamy beige and beautiful bronze.

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Here’s a “before” picture without highlighting and contouring but with some basic make-up on. 

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Starting the contouring & highlighting process!

I believe my face shape is a mixture of oval & diamond. I have quite high cheek bones though they are not so defined. Here is a face shape chart if you are not sure which shape you are or where to put the highlight & contour. 🙂
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To be honest, I am not an expert and it is only recently I have been contouring and highlighting for fun. The way I do it, is to simply follow my natural lines, such as the line under my cheek bones, the sides of my nose and under my chin area. For the highlighting, I put them right above and under the contouring of my cheeks so that it comes off natural (without any harsh lines) when I blend them. A little on the bridge of my nose ( a straight line that goes beyond to your forehead) so that my nose pops out a little more! Just a dot on my cupid’s bow and on my chin & VOILA! Now, the key is to blend! 

I use a beauty blender to blend the contour first and then I blend the highlight with another sponge so that the dark and light colors do not mix. For my nose, I actually use the real technique deluxe crease brush as it is dense and perfect for my small nose! The brush does an excellent job blending in the harsh lines on the sides of my nose and I would recommend doing this if you have a smaller nose. After everything is blended in well, I go back with the beauty blender to lightly blend everything together once more. Now time for the result…!

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This is the “after” picture and you can tell that my face looks more defined and sculpted!

Overall the L.A. Pro conceal works very well for contouring and highlighting! It is creamy and of quite a thick consistency, so it blends in very well. The darker shades, like beautiful bronzer is also universal and goes with so many different skin colors. It claims to be high-definition and I do agree as it conceals blemishes and dark circles quite flawlessly if used as a concealer. It does not feel sticky or too drying and tends to stay for long hours. Best part of all is that it is very affordable!

I hope you enjoyed reading this review as much as I loved doing it! Would love to hear your thoughts on them if you have tried it or if you would be interested in trying them!

Xoxo,

Oddinary Girl