Huge Colourpop Haul and Swatches!

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So, I just made an order for Colourpop a few weeks ago and I am so not guilty about it. I mainly got products from the lip section because it is infamously known for their great quality and value. I mean $6 for something of that caliber. Damn!


The Colourpop has recently branched out too a bunch of other beauty ranges like powders, highlighters, eyeshadows and a ton of different collaborations with well-known beauty aficionados. But they are mainly known to have a wide range liquid lipsticks that range from Ultra matte lip, Ultra satin lip, Ultra glossy lip, Ultra metallic lip, Lippie Stix and many many more.

Since I had the chance to order some, I had to narrowed down the products that I wanted to what I actually needed(basically the shades that I can use to work everyday). I previously purchased Ultra Matte Lip in Beeper and the Ultra Satin Lip in Echo Park, and after some testing I thought that the formula of the Satin Lip was WAY more comfortable to wear than the Matte Lip.

DSC01198Let me start with the Lippie Stix shades… The Colourpop Lippie Stix in Boys Town Creme is a great rich creamy nude shade. This has got to be the most comfortable one of the bunch. Then the Colourpop Lippie Stix in Cami Matte is a matte dusty rose color. It isn’t too pink toned, which I like. While the Colourpop Lippie Stix in Hype Girl Matte is a bit to barbie-esque for me. I shall wait for a fancy dress party and try to pull of a Barbie make up look then!

For the liquid lipsticks, I was generally going for more of the Satin Lip spectrum. The Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip in Calypso, I found was a (sort of) dupe for the Colourpop Lippie Stix in Cami Matte. The Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in Chi is a more brown nude but not too brown that of the Ultra Matte Lip in Beeper. It reminds me of the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Bow N Arrow, but a tad bit darker. While the Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip in Aquarius is a light pink-ish nude, not too barbie for my taste!

The cherry on top of all these has got to be the Colourpop Super Shock Highlighter in Lunch Money! It’s color pay-off is mind blowing! When you look at it with the packaging, it looks like a powder, but when you actually swatch it, it feels like a cream! It was love at first sight with this one! Watch out for some instagram looks with this new highlighter!

 

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Left to Right: Colourpop Lippie Stix in Boys Town CremeColourpop Lippie Stix in Cami MatteColourpop Lippie Stix in Hype Girl MatteColourpop Ultra Satin Lip in CalypsoColourpop Ultra Matte Lip in Chi and Ultra Satin Lip in Aquarius 
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Colourpop Super Shock Highlighter in Lunch Money

**All photos and video were taken with a Sony A6000**

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Tarte Amazonian Clay Tinted Primer Review

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If you haven’t noticed yet, I am (kind of) obsessed with Tarte bases. I think this one will be my 4th(?) already. I don’t know I keep loosing count. I picked this up on my trip to Australia last year. I wasn’t really in search of anything in particular, but since I am a creature of habit, I just had to get something ‘base’ related and then I stumbled upon the Tarte BB Tinted Treatment in Light! Ugh, can I just say this just BOMB! 


I just had to pick this up because my research told me that this (bb) cream was an all in one skin care, makeup invention! It is basically a primer, moisturiser and a light foundation. 

On application, the primer is matte on the skin and spreads evenly really well. I use this on top of sunscreen, even if it already has SPF 30 in it. The more SPF, the better! I feel that I don’t really need to add another base product on top of this because it’s consistency is a bit (thick), but not like too thick. 

I prefer dotting this all over my face then spreading it with one of those tooth brush brushes(not an actual toothbrush!). I instantly felt the difference of smoothness on my skin after applying this! It definitely aids the process of makeup application!

This also holds up well through out the day. I mean, I live in a tropical country, what can actually stay in place on my face for the whole day? The struggle is real! The more important aspect is that this product doesn’t slip and slide around my face during the day. 

Did I mention that this product is Vegan?!

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I wish this came in a larger packaging because right now it is only 1 oz. 😦


**All photos and video were taken with a Sony A6000**

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Pinterest Picks | The Kitchen

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Welcome to my first instalment of my “Pinterest Picks” series! 

I plan to post something interior, architecture and urbanism inspired every first of each month! Since I have mentioned before, that I am a practicing (working) architect by day and truly enjoy perusing around the internet for anything innovative, space spacing and tasteful. This also gives me the chance to open up my Pinterest account to my readers!

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So I chose “The Kitchen” as my first area of discussion just because I feel that in my household, the kitchen is where I have a lot of fond memories, eating(duh), secretly eating(tru tho) and learning how to cook. I come from a family of AMAZING cooks and sharing recipes and sending goodies to each other to taste are just one of the few things we love to do for each other in my family.

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Whenever I am put to a task of designing spaces, I always like working with a lot of white surfaces and backgrounds. Not only because it makes the space look more clean but also allows you to play with some color when designing. 

When working with white in an interior space, it makes it easier to add a pop of color  and texture as shown below to avoid the glare a bit because too much white can look a bit much at times. The light moss and wood easily balance out the glare of the room and look especially nice tied together with the matte marble counter top.

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An area of the kitchen that I ALWAYS look into is the black splash. Right now, I love the idea of a subway tile backsplash with white grouting or maybe hexagonal tiles? They are so easy to tie together with pale or pantone shades as cupboards and solid surface countertops. 

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Aside from loving the old and rustic warehouse charm, adding a kitchen with white as a base helps brighten up a somewhat preloved space and make it look brand new! I love her the designer of this space just used 3 key elements, white, rustic charm and copper. You never need too many elements to make a space WORK but just a manageable few to balance everything out. Ceiling drop lights also look perfect when point down at a certain thing. As for this photo above, it focuses on the sink.

When it comes to kitchen shelving, I really admire the idea of having open shelving. It allows the user to actually see what they already have, avoid buying more than they need and it just makes it so much easier to find things, to be honest. I love how they used reclaimed wood as shelves! It blends so well with the Italian marble(i’m assuming) and dark green cabinetry. 

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As for floors, I wouldn’t recommend any porous or cloth type material that’ll easily stain especially near the sink and stove! If you would still want a wood finish without the hassle, there are so much options for synthetic wood planks that look so real in the market that don’t need the extra TLC that real wood needs.

I hope you liked my first try on this “Pinterest Picks” series!

Can you guess what room will be next? Check back on June 1st!


**All photos and video were taken with a Sony A6000**

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