Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Review: Sophie Lipstick in Ice Pink (SLPK01)

The weather's pretty gloomy these past few weeks. I have a feeling another typhoon is coming :3 So today I decided to do a review of one of my lip products, the Sophie Lipstick in Ice Pink. Ive had this item for a year or two I guess, so now I can properly give it a review :)

The packaging is very cute and simple. Its a black tube with floral prints and the company logo printed in pink! Yay.

I really loved the floral designs on the tube. Pink and black is really a very good color combination on beauty products because I feel like they entice more people to buy them because of cuteness overload.

I bought this lipstick at a very affordable price, more or less $2. I think there are 3 or 4 more shades in this line, and I got this shade which is called Ice Pink and another one called Cotton Peach.

Also printed on the tube is the expiry date of the product which is on 2015. I think its also important that expiry dates be printed on any beauty products because we would know when to throw away products that are no longer suitable for use. I always check for labels and ingredients of products I use too.

The color name really suits this lipstick because its a pretty Ice Pink in shade. I think this color became a trend in the last 2 years? I remember seeing this lipstick color being worn all over beauty bloglandia and I was dying to try it also. Perhaps that was one of the reasons why I got this haha. Here are some photos of the lipstick.

without flash

with flash

This lipstick has a matte finish, so if you wanted something that is not sticky like lipglosses, then you should give this a try. But the downside of it is that I find it a little hard to apply because of its consistency. So it would help if you apply lip balm on your lips first for the lipstick to glide on smoothly.

But the good thing is that this lipstick surprisingly lasts longer. I guess we all have to thank its matte consistency as being the reason why it does not come of easily, even when I was eating and drinking.

And now here is a photo comparison of the lipstick when worn. Its really a vibrant pink, but when light shines on it (like camera flash) it somewhat turns into a purplish pink. Or something purple-ish. Still, its a pretty color I must say.

lipstick on lower lips

lipstick on both lips

And lastly, here is a #shamelessselfie, as what its called on instagram. Hehe :P Overall, I dont think this color is a good match for me for daily use. Although I would use it for parties or night out or special occasion, just not for daily use because I find it too flashy for my liking.

+ affordable
+ avalable locally
+ matte finish
+ lasts longer
+ nice color
+ durable
+ nice packaging

- a little difficult to apply

And thats it! Hopefully I will be posting a review of the other Sophie Lipstick that I own next. I now have time to blog and take photos so I hope I can keep up with daily posting. I kinda went MIA for a year and I want to be back on track with posting. Happy reading! :)

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

50 Shades of Black and Gray (OOTD)

Today we went to the Church. And I made the mistake of washing all my shoes (aka vans, converse and keds) yesterday, so today I was faced with the problem of what to wear because I dont have any sneakers to use. So I went out of my usual T-Shirt-Skinny Jeans-Sneakers combo and wore something I dont usually wear because its not really my style (but I do love dressing up sometimes).

Coordinates: Gray Long Sleeves Top (thrifted), Black Skorts (mall), Black Oxford (mall), Small Black Chain Messenger Bag (gift)

This outfit is too girly for me, and I dont ear cutesy stuffs daily because I feel like it takes too much time to prepare the outfits to wear and accessories to match and etcetera. But I will plead guilty of browsing outfits online. Haha. I love looking at fashion posts especially on Tumblr, Instagram and WeHeartIt.

Ive had this gray top for years already and surprisingly it still fits me. I got it at a thrift shop for $1. I really liked the ribbon style collar on this top. The black skort was a sale item, only $2 yay! Ive always wanted a skort because it looks really pretty. Sadly I dont think I have the height to wear such outfits lol.

Ze camera does not do justice on my outfit :( I also used this chain body bag that my aunt from Australia gave me. Its quite small, and can only fit a few necessities like mobile phones, money, cards and keys.

Here's a closeup shot of the bag. Ribbons! I love bows and this one is so cute. Too bad its just a small bag though.

Ribbon detail on the bag :3

And here is one on my shoes. Haha. Actually these were color gray, but I hand painted it black because I feel like black is a prettier color, plus it would be easier to match it with any outfits.

The weather was pretty warm earlier, but as Im typing this post as of now its raining hard. The weather is really so bipolar these months. One of the reasons why Im too lazy to dress up because I dont know what weather we will have in the next few hours haha.