Saturday, July 27, 2013

Because It Makes Me Smile

This post is just a little update on something that makes me really happy lately. Just for fun. :)


I have finally reached 100,000 pageviews! Yayyy giveaway alert!




I won a contest by Colours Cosmetics Malaysia recently and this is the prize. How. Freakin. Beautiful

Check them out:




Andrew Belle released a new song from his new album, Black Bear. And it's, urgh, I don't even know how to explain. Just, listen to it. I am obsessed with Pieces, it's just too perfect. So proud to be a crazy big fan of him. What makes me even happier is his dad's comment on the video (picture below).


The sweetest thing I've ever seen in my entire life. :')


Beaut and the Beast is officially on Facebook now! I have this page for maybe less than a month so I don't have a lot of things on the page yet. But I will be updating through Facebook whenever I do a new post on my blog. So go ahead and like my Facebook here:





Hope you guys enjoy this little post, so sorry that I don't have time to update. I will be back with a lot of reviews ohh and also a giveaway (hint: makeup!)! Stay tuned! Ohh and don't forget to like my Facebook page! 


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Love,

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Review: Avon Totally Kissable Lipstick in Deep Orchid and Mauve Allure

Hello my beauts! In my previous post, I said that I won an Avon contest and the prize was some lipsticks from the Totally Kissable line. I got 2 lipsticks in Deep Orchid and one in Mauve Allure. These are my first Avon lipsticks, actually no, these are the first Avon products that I ever owned. I've never tried Avon before with unknown reasons. So do you think these lipsticks would beat my all-time favourite Silkygirl lipstick? Keep reading to find out!


I have no idea but I've done some research and the retail price in the US is $8. Will update the price in Malaysia later.


Any Avon outlet.


I don't think so.


"Full-coverage conditioning color infused with fruit enzymes and a blend of natural oils for lips that are visibly fuller, softer and smoother."


The Avon Totally Kissable Lipstick comes in a very beautiful reflective tube. I'm usually not a big fan of mirror-like design on lipsticks because of fingerprints, but this one is so beautiful. I really love the packaging! Now on to the formula, Avon claims them to be full-coverage and conditioning. It is not fully opaque, I find it to be a little bit sheer but it is buildable. Not the 'tinted lipbalm' kind of sheer, but not as opaque as regular lipstick. Especially the one in Deep Orchid. Judging from the two lipsticks that I got from this line, the formula is very moisturising and glides on very smoothly. It does cling to dry patches so make sure you prime your lips before wearing this lipstick. It has a very heavy vanilla-ish scent, so yummy! I am not sure about the staying power because I haven't tried wearing them just yet. Deep Orchid is a very deep purple red, in the tube it looks almost black. But when swatched, the colour turns out lighter than in the tube. Mauve Allure is a medium cool-toned mauve. Both of them are not the usual lipstick colour that I would wear, but they're gorgeous. Also, both contains no glitters, so yay for that! I've surveyed their website and already had my eye on Naughty and Nude, Natural Glow and Caressing Coral. I'm a neutral kind of girl, gotta have my nudes and corals. Deep Orchid and Mauve Allure could be my new favourites, it's just they're not my kind of colour. I am so going to buy more because of the amazing formula! 









Bare lips with no lipbalm

With Avon Totally Kissable Lipstick in Deep Orchid

With Avon Totally Kissable Lipstick in Deep Orchid

With Avon Totally Kissable Lipstick in Mauve Allure

With Avon Totally Kissable Lipstick in Mauve Allure





I really love the vanilla scent, smells really good. As for the pigmentation, I do find that they're a little bit sheer than I thought they would be. But they're definitely buildable to full opaque coverage, as you can see in the swatches above. It takes about 2-3 coats to get that intensity you see in the pictures. 


Very moisturising
Well pigmented
Has a very nice vanilla scent
Glides on smoothly


None!


Definitely!


Yes, with no doubt!




How do you like my new watermark? I changed the watermark because I got bored with the old one. :P And I am proud to say that I took the product pictures above, with the help of my sister of course. She took the pictures of myself and she did something different than what I usually asked her. I love the outcome! :D Thank you guys so much for reading my blog, stay tuned for a lot more posts.


P.S: My sister, Nadhirah Ismailjee took some of the pictures above. Thank you so much sis!
P.P.S: Don't mind my no-makeup face in the pictures above!


Have you tried any Avon lipsticks before? Tell me about it in the comment section below.


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Love,

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

A Little Update


Hi guys, I'm in the mood to blog right now, so I thought I would make a little update. I have been really busy this past month which explains the lack of reviews on my blog. I am so so so sorry for that. I am not going to have the time to update this whole month either as I have to help my mom and sister make Raya cookies. I will be back maybe after a week of Raya.

Here are some random photos for your entertainment. Some of these photos are from my Instagram, do follow me if you have Instagram!


One of my friends on Instagram sent me this! Isn't she awesome? I commented on her photo asking about the Skin & Lab products. And she said that she could send a few free samples if I want to try them. And then, these arrived. This is not even a few, this is a lot. She spoilt me. Thank you so much Asyiqin!


My little baby wearing a hoodie. She was freezing so my sister put this hoodie to keep her warm.


I entered a The Body Shop giveaway, this photo is my entry. You can check out their Facebook for more info on the giveaway. :)


I was crazing for Mac & Cheese like a week ago, thanks to The Food Network. My mom was soooooo kind to 'belanja' us, she brought us to Secret Recipe and I ordered this Prawn Macaroni and Cheese. It was so delicious!


I won the Avon Kissable Lips contest on their Facebook and these lipsticks are the prize. Will do a review soon!


A compilation of my favourite pictures on my Instagram


My sister made this Nutella Orange Cake for my lil sister. Yum!


Here's a picture of my (it's actually my sister's) broken laptop. One of the reasons why I couldn't update regularly. :(


I stole this photo from Andrew Belle's Facebook. :D I can't even......... Black Bear will be released on August 20. Can't wait! I'm sure it'll be good! Wish they do ship it worldwide though. :(


Oh I'm currently obsessed with Landon Pigg. I love his The Way It Ends so much, it's always the first song I listen to whenever I listen to music.




So that's it for today. Hope you guys enjoyed this post. Don't forget to enter my giveaway here, it is open internationally:


I will be having another giveaway as soon as I reach 100,000 pageviews. Another 8,000 pageviews to go! :) Thank you guys so much for reading my blog, stay tuned for a lot more posts.




Love,

Monday, July 8, 2013

Giveaway Update! And How to Follow Me on GFC!

Click on the photo to enter the giveaway!

As you guys know, I am having a Persunmall giveaway on my blog. Here's a little update about the giveaway in case some of you have missed it. The winner will win one of these amazing clothes and not just that, Persunmall is also giving away a $100 Gift Card to shop at Persunmall! Enter the giveaway now because the giveaway will end on 15 July 2013

Ohh also, one of the participants asked how to follow me on GFC so here's a step-by-step tutorial on how to follow me.


How to follow me on GFC (Google Friend Connect):

1. Click on the "Follow Me!" Tab



2. Click on the "Join this site" button


3. A new window will pop-up. Click on the "Follow this blog" button. Make sure that you follow me publicly.
Add caption

And you're done! You will now get all new posts from me. Please enter my giveaway here:

beautandthebeast.blogspot.com/2013/06/beaut-and-beast-x-persunmall



Good luck!




Love,

Monday, July 1, 2013

Beaut and the Beast X Persunmall International Giveaway

The Prizes:
1. Wings Heart Cotton Vest (US$ 28.99)
3. High Low Chiffon Skirt (US$ 24.99)
5. Cow Color Cotton Shorts (US$ 31.99)


The Lucky Prize:
Persunmall prepared $100 gift card for a randomly-selected lucky winner!



The Rules (These rules are mandatory, you will be disqualified if you don't do it):

1. Must follow Beaut and the Beast on GFC
2. Must register at http://www.persunmall.com/.
3. Must like PersunMall Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/PersunMall.
4. Must leave a comment with the registered email and your name on this post.


Hi guys! I was contacted by Persunmall earlier, they offered to sponsor me a giveaway. I obviously said yes and here it is, a giveaway for you guys! This is my very first giveaway and I am very excited about it. If you win, you will get one of the clothes in the picture above! Also, Persunmall was very kind to offer another prize which is a special Lucky Prize ($100 gift card) for one lucky winner. Go enter this giveaway to win these amazing prizes! This giveaway starts on July 1, 2013 and will end on July 15, 2013. It is open internationally so everyone can enter! The winner will be announced on July 19, 2013 on Persunmall Facebook page. Fill the Rafflecopter form below for extra entries. Persunmall will pick the winners and announce the winners on their Facebook and website. This giveaway is sponsored by Persunmall.



a Rafflecopter giveaway






COUPON CODE:
If you can't be the winner, PersunMall also prepared a gift for you, 20% off on orders over $60, just use the coupon code PERSUN20%OFF after your order over $60.(Please make sure you use it within a month, the valid time for this coupon is only 30 days, from July 1 to July 30.)




Thanks for entering and good luck everyone!



Love,