Sunday, October 31, 2010

Review: Milani Liquif'eye Metallic Eyeliner Pencil

Ever since I have discovered the awesomeness of gel liner, I pretty much stopped using pencil liner on my upper lash line, and maybe liquid liner occasionally because gel liner's line is much more precise and sharp. However, I have finally used pencil liner again on my upper lash line (although not very frequently) after my Milani Liquif'eye Metalic Eyeliner Pencils purchase. I have seen many positive reviews about Milani Eyeliner Pencils for quite a while before I finally bought some for myself. For those who don't already know, I live on the other side of the globe (ie, the land down under) and shipping costs is usually a bitch and I am a tight arse when it comes to that LOL. But I couldn't resist the 20% off all products on Cherry Culture during their Labour Day sale. Speaking of which, Cherry Culture is currently having a Halloween Special - 20% off all products too! Check it out if you're interested. :)

Back to the pencils,

I bought 4 out of the 5 colours - Black, Gold, Blue and Brown. I figured I am not much of a silver liner person and hence decided to give it a miss.

PRODUCT (5/5) - As you can see from the swatches above, the colours are SUPER pigmented and the texture is extremely creamy. And the best thing about this eye liner is, it is truly 100% smudge proof. I know there are 8042384023423 other pencil liners out there claiming they are smudge proof but in fact, they are only 50% smudge proof. The Milani Liquif'eye Metalic Eyeliner Pencil IS indeed, 100% smudge proof. The eyeliner on my lower lash line tend to smudge after long hours albeit I don't have oily skin, which can be annoying at times. The eyeliner stay on all day (approximately 12 hours) with no smudging or whatsoever, even when I use it on my upper lash line. This is definitely my HG eyeliner pencil!

PRICE (5/5) - Pricing at USD 5.45 per pencil, you can't really complain much about the price, can you? (although I did pay for shipping cost) It is however, still relatively cheap compared to the cosmetics here in Australia. Definitely worth every penny paid! I was actually thinking of stocking up because of the Halloween Special Cherry Culture sale but my shopping cart is sitting at a shocking $80ish at the moment, and I really don't NEED anymore make up. SO, I think I will pass this time. :( For $5.45 - 20% + shipping costs, it is worth every penny paid. :)

Milani Liquif'eye Metallic Eyeliner Pencil is said to be a very close dupe for Urban Decay 24/7 eye pencils. What do you reckon? Personally, I think Milani Liquif'eye Metallic Eyeliner Pencil trumps UD 24/7 Eye Pencils as the Urban Decay eyepencil does smudge sometimes. Also, as you can see from the swatches above, Milani's eyeliner is definitely more pigmented. And not to mention, 1/3 of the price too. :)

FO SHIZZLES! Like mentioned above, I was actually gonna make use of Cherry Culture's 20% sale and stock it up but decided to be good and wait till their next sale. Definitely gonna be my on-the-go/HG eyeliner until I find a better replacement (with better quality at a lower price)!

Have you guys tried Milani Liquif'eye Metallic Eyeliner Pencil?
Yay or Nay?


Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Although I do enjoy splurging on awesome palettes such as my UD Alice in the Wonderland Palette and soon to be NAKED palette (I shall keep this story till next time :P), for those of you who have been reading my blog should of known by now that I adore my drugstore quads just as much as I do with my higher end palettes (albeit they are not quite the same but you get the idea!).

The FOTW - Working Series #2 today is going to be featuring Milani Eyeshadow Quad in Earthly Delights,which is an inexpensive quad with quality eyeshadows! 

It consists of 2 earthly green colours (for lid & outer V), a gold colour (which I use as crease colour) and a light green highlight colour. A no brainer when you stem away from your usual browns and you're on a hurry.
In fact, this has been my "Friday FOTD" over the last month as I can easily chuck the small and compact quad into my make up bag for a quick touch up,  just in case I am going out after work.

On my EYES
Illamasqua Liquid Metal in Solstice
Milani Eyeshadow Quad in Earthly Delights
Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Eyeliner in Black
Milani Liquif'eye Metallic Eyeliner Pencil in Brown
Maybelline Collosal Volume Express Mascara in Black
ELF Eyebrow Kit in Medium

On my FACE
MAC ProlongWear Foundation in NC25
MAC Prolong Wear Concealer in NC25
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Silky Beige
MAC MSF in Stereo Rose (In the Groove Collection)
Illamasqua Powdered Metal in Ether
Milani Sunset Duo in Sunset City

On my LIPS
Misha Luminous Color Lip Rouge in PK103

I have eyes of different sizes and weird eyebrows FML

Have a great weekend, lovelies!!!! <3


Sunday, October 24, 2010


Circle lenses (aka cosmetic lenses) has been around for quite a while and is one of the most hyped up products in the beauty world. It is known for its ability to "enlarge" your eyes and give you that super dolly look. 

HOWEVER, it was nearly mission impossible for someone like me, with relatively high astigmatism compared to most people to find a circle lenses with the right prescriptions. As some of you who may already know, people with high astigmatism requires toric lenses, which have 2 powers in them, with a mechanism to keep the contact lens relatively stable on the eye. To provide crisp vision, toric contact lenses cannot rotate on your eye. I could of easily gotten my optometrist to provide me with an adjusted prescription ( ie, higher power to make up for the low astigmatism power) for circle lenses purposes. BUT, wearing contacts with wrong prescriptions might screw my eyesight even further and if my astigmatism were to go over the -2.00 threshold, I would of left with no choice but to wear ONLY hard lenses. Even soft toric lenses is unable to fix such problem.  Your eyes is not something you would like to mess around, once your vision is fcked, you're pretty much fcked too. Hence, I have always stuck with normal lenses while looking at those with circle lenses with envy (ok, I am not that dramatic lol) 

( Got a little side tracked there!lol)

For those of you who are on the same boat as me, your life is about to change... for the better (superficially) LOL

MUKUCHU is now carrying a wide range of different series in TORIC LENSES! My wait for circle toric lenses has finally come to an end!! :) 

MUKUCHU is an Australian based online store who sells GEO, EOS and other brands circle lenses, INCLUDING toric lenses!

I was sent a pair of circle toric lenses in Brown from the EOS Range  for review purposes. 

They are based in Brisbane if I am not mistaken, so shipping was super fast (a day after they informed me that they have sent out the package) Fast shipping is always a plus point on my book. I hate waiting for packages. (It would totally make me an EXTREMELY happy customer if my stuff gets delivered on the same day. But then again, it's not gonna happen in reality. So yeh...)

My first impression of the lenses prior to trying them on is the colour is pretty similar to my eyes colour, just slightly lighter. I was actually expecting something bolder like green or purple. Honestly speaking, I don't find that there was that much of a size-enhancing effect. However, I do realise that it made my eyes look more animated. 

Here are a few before and after photos, why don't you be the

Bare Eyes - WITHOUT contacts
I am not sure if you can tell from the photo, but my natural eyes colour is DARK brown.

L - Without Contacts ; R - With Contacts

Can you tell the difference?
It definitely did make a difference, just not that obvious that's. My friends' reaction was approxinately 50-50. Some of them were able to tell that I had circle lenses (after looking at me for quite a while. LOL) and some weren't able to tell until I told them to stare at my eyes ROFL

Both WITH contacts
Anime-ish was the first thing that came to my mind after putting these lenses on. According to Janice, it does make me look animated because it makes my pupil bigger and I have barely any "white thing" (pardon my lack of knowledge in the human anatomy department. Do let me know if you know what the "white thing" of our eyes is called) left. 

Surprisingly, these circle lenses are way more comfortable than expected. A few of my friends had told me how uncomfortable it can get and I have seen a few reviews about the discomfort the circle lenses brings. 

To be honest, my circle lenses are actually pretty comfortable. In fact it feels better than my toric lenses ( I think it's more of a psychological effect LOL). HOWEVER, it does get a little dry towards the end of the day, nothing a few eye drops couldn't fix. (Eye drops is an essential in your bag!) My eyes do feel tired at the end of the day too but it happens with my normal lenses too.

Normal lenses costs  $27 AUD / $22 USD per pair but toric lenses are slightly more expensive (as you might already know with your normal lenses) at $48 AUD/ $39 USD per pair

MUKUCHU does have a couple of promotions and clearance going on. Be sure to check it out if you're interested. =P

These are the FOTDs that I have done with Circle Lenses in the past week :)

Have you tried circle lenses before? What is your favourite range and colour?

DISCLAIMER: These lenses are sent to me by MUKUCHU for review purposes. I am not paid nor am I affiliated with them. Everything is 100% my own honest opinion. 


FOTW - WORKING SERIES #1 : Rasberry Peach

How's everyone's weekend so far? 

Sydney's weather is temperamental as always, but I am not really complaining cos I managed to pay off most of my sleeping debt incurred during the week (that's what working as an accountant do to you LOL). I fell asleep with my work clothes and make up on (one of the most deadly make up sin =.=") and my glasses on my head after I got back on Friday night and I didn't wake up till the next morning! Not to mention, I spent half of yesterday sleeping too. What a pig I am! =.=" Then, I had an awesome hotpot dinner at Shan's place, which I might of consumed a lil too much chili LOL and overdosed myself with SoyMilk! (I already had like 4 bottles of SoyMilk in the past 20 hours!)

ANYWAYS, without further ado, lets move on to the beauty part. :) 

Instead of the usual FOTD post, I am gonna start doing FOTW-Working Series. I am starting to notice the pattern of my make up I wear to work. I tend to try new combination at the start of the week as I get bored of the same look after a while,albeit they revolve around neutrals and earthy colours. But, I pretty much stick to the same look throughout the week. 

This is the look I have been wearing in the past week. :) 

With a touch of peachy-coral colour instead of the usual brown!

On my EYES
MAC Coral Crepe Paint Pot
Sportsgirl Single Eyeshadow in Tiny Dancer (as all over the lid colour)
ELF Single Eyeshadow in Raspberry (as outer V and outer crease colour) 
Light Pink from TheFaceShop Jewel Effect Duo (as highlight colour and inner crease)
Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Eyeliner in Black (Upper Lash Line)
Milani Liquif'eye Metallic Eyeliner Pencil in Black (Lower LashLine)
Maybelline Colossal Waterproof Mascara in Black
ELF Eyebrow Kit in Medium

On my FACE
Dermabland Cover Cream in Natural Beige (as foundation and concealer)
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Silky Beige
ELF Powder Blush in Peachy Keen
Illamasqua Powdered Metal in Ether
Milani Sunset Duo in Sunset City

On my LIPS
Misha Luminous Colour Lip Rouge in PK103
Simple & Quick Make Up for work or school! :)


Thursday, October 21, 2010

No Longer 21


So, I turned 22 last Wednesday, which coincidentally was International Suit Up Day too. Lol. Yes, I did suit up (well, it was more of wearing my suit as a jacket LOL) and no, I did not snap a photo. *fail* I hung out with Sannie and Flo on my actual birthday over steak and wine and had the real celebration was last Saturday. :)

It started off with dinner at good old Encasa, a Spanish restaurant located right at the corner of Pitt St and Goulbourn St - the good ol' restaurant I celebrated my 20th too. What a boring person I am LOL.
Well, what's better than Sangria and Tapas over dinner right?

I will skip the caption for all the food below because they are pretty much self explanatory and clearly, I don't know enough Spanish to name them. LOL.
Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any hunger or cravings caused by the photos below =P 

Posing with the HUGE ASS bun, which is as big as *ahem*,I mean my head ROFL

Good ol' SANGRIA!! <3

Janice, yours truly, CSJ <3  
We had so much fun camwhoring in the bathroom and our friends probably thought we were spewing or something LOL

And my lovely friends got me a blueberry cheesecake, which was absolutely delicious! 

Trying to blow up the "fireworks" candles but in vain 

No, I did not touch the bottom=P
Mei & Mel :)
ZE Boys
So, my friends decided to tramp stamp me with an "X" on my arm using the wet club stamp to reminisce that one time where I got "escorted" out of Verandah thanks to a lil alcohol overload in my system and the massive "X" I got on my wrist along with it.

Miss Chaigyaru <3

This is definitely not a flattering photo of yours truly, but Jeremy's expression was TOO GOLD to pass.

And, we headed over to Da Cheung Gum for Korean Supper after Verandah Bar cos we are such fat asses LOL

The weaks who couldn't take spicy hot pot

My warm and SPICY hot pot, PERFECT for a cold weather like Saturday! :)
And, I kinda fell asleep after I am done with my hot pot soup while the others were still eating and chatting away cos I am awesome like this. LOL

The photos above are taken by Janice or me. For more photos, check facebook :)

To be honest, I wasn't as excited about my birthday as I used to be before, maybe its because I have past my 21st birthday and now another year older is sign of aging. :( Nevertheless, I had an AWESOME time with the loved ones on Saturday, thanks to those who showed up on Saturday! :) And a BIG THANK YOU for the lovely pressies! (You know who you are <3)