Monday, 1 July 2013

Review: Cyber Colors 24hr eyeliner DUO black

A few months ago before I left for Canberra, a super cool friend got me this and some other things for my birthday! I'd stuck with my Maybelline gel eyeliner until then, which I liked heaps. Although the gel liner doesn't budge for the first few hours, it would smudge on my eye later on due to my hooded eyelids = annoying.

PS I'm not sure about the formatting of my photos, whether you prefer them to be more spaced out into one photo per frame, or to have them together like I did below?

PPS click on the photo to enlarge.

Cyber Colors 24hr Eyeliner DUO - black
First of all, I really like this eyeliner, don't get me wrong, but it simply DOES NOT last 24 hours on my upper eyelids. I do have oilier and hooded eyelids, but the liquid eyeliner started flaking off a bit after 7 hours. Most of it still stayed on though and it took a while to remove it with a makeup wipe later on. I haven't tried using just the pen side on my upper eyelids though, as it would usually smudge. Instead, I lightly line the outer side on the lashes beneath my eye. It works well and isn't harsh-looking.

You can also see that both the liquid and pen eyeliner are quite fine and very easy to use! The liquid liner's fine brush is rather stiff but still soft so lines are easy to draw. It dries quite quickly in my opinion.

The next photo shows the liquid eyeliner on the left and the pen on the right. Both of them can be rubbed off if you start trying to get rid of it as soon as you apply it. After letting them sit on my arm for 30 seconds, I rubbed it really hard with my fingers and the liquid liner didn't budge, while the pen liner's line became lighter. However, the force I used to try rub it off is WAY more than what you would apply to your eye so it does show this product is quite good in staying power!

Top: Before
Bottom: After
Using water, the liquid liner line flakes and twists together and comes off, while the pen line becomes even light but still visible. Wouldn't recommend relying on this for days when tears may appear.

The liquid liner is very black even with only one stroke. It's also great because it doesn't bleed out at all.

In the end, I still really like this eyeliner although I am seeking an even longer lasting liquid eyeliner, anyone have any recommendations?

Sunday, 30 June 2013

Platform shoes wishlist :O

I've decided that I'm too tall to wear platforms at my height of 5' 5", but that doesn't mean I can't dream about them! Living on campus means that I'm too lazy to dress well to attend uni, especially since most other people come in casual clothes as opposed to the dinner date outfits and makeup you see people in for other universities. So I guess I wouldn't have much of an opportunity to wear them anyway, when other trips around the city involves riding my dear bike called Lexis. (Yes she has a name and gender, what of it).

There's something I love about a fancy heel which is a little different! I've only got three photos in this short post though.

Click the photo for a link in a new tab on where you can buy them :D!

UNIF's Das Boot
Too high for me to wear but I just love that black to clear gradient.
Jeffrey Campbell's Soiree Platform
This is actually a reasonable shoe that I can stand in without feeling like I'm too tall next to my friends and I seriously want to buy it but I really can't afford spending more than $100 on anything right now :,(.

Deandri's Nude Gertie Platforms
I adore Deandri's design and again, to avoid those super high platforms, this was a nice lower alternative. Just look at it, JUST LOOK AT IT oh god.

I'm meant to make this entry longer but I'm EXTREMELY tired from lack of sleep due to a really long night yesterday when i watched 17 Again and then the three Batman movies + early wake up this morning. So I guess I'll cut it off here.


Thursday, 27 June 2013

Hello world!

This is a new blog for my every day thoughts and musings :). First posts are just awkward. I'm unclear on the direction of this blog but it will probably both be a personal day-to-day blog of mine, as well as somewhere for me to review some things/places/funsies. However, watch this space for beauty and makeup, fashion, food, music, films, travel and other things.

I've been in Sydney for a week now, since I'm on uni break from Canberra. The weather's been a gloomy bitch but that doesn't spoil the food or shops here ^^.

Last week, I went to eat at the restaurant est., a place which created an environment I found myself really uncomfortable in. It's weird to go from stuffing $2 Mcdonalds burgers down your throat to eating in a high class restaurant with an actual dining experience. Think small portions on large plates where each person spends $70 for two courses and every other table is of business people drinking bottles of expensive red wine.

Don't get me wrong, the place is great but I'm happy to stick to my subpar takeaway junk suitable for the poor uni student's budget.

Forgot to take photos for the entrees but we had oysters, confit chicken wings with tortellini and the spanner crab salad (yum!!). Double apologies for dodgy photos because my parents already ate their first mouthful.

grilled scallops, white rabbit rillettes, parsnip, pickled carrots, orange

angel hair pasta with black truffles & soft egg, truffles from Perigard, FRA

fish, abalone, snow peas, black fungi, ginger – green shallot vinaigrette
(i forgot what fish it was, and it's not the whiting stated on the
 menu as they said they were out of whiting on the day we went)

some free desserts at the end!

Anyway, I'm now going to muck around with my itunes library and add a few new songs and albums. Then hopefully do something more productive and useful? Heh.


Loving my jasmine green tea candle!