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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Crayon Eyeliner

Hi and Assalamualaikum,

I'm back again with another quick review. This time it's about a product that I am quite on the fence about but decided to review it because I've recently finished it.

marc jacobs highliner gel crayon eyeliner

Behold the magnificent photography skill! Haha. One of these days I am going to set up an actual space to take photos at because this is pretty ridiculous, don't you think? Anyway, back to the product shall we?

This eyeliner set me back around RM90 if I remember correctly, for a measly 0.01oz of product. Marc Jacobs cosmetics brand was still fairly new when I bought this so blame the newness factor. It's not all bad though so let me break it down into the good and bad piles.

- Intense black colour
- Glides smoothly when newly bought
- Fairly okay in the smudge department and my eyes watered quite a lot
- Modern and sleek packaging
- Comes with a 'sharpener' of sort at the back of liner

- Expensive for the amount of product you are getting
- Formula dries up after around a year to the point of almost impossible to apply
- Still smudge
- Not good if you want to blend it as a base for a smokey eye look

It was nice to own though because the packaging looks so nice! But for something as essential as an eyeliner, I wouldn't be buying Marc Jacobs Highliner again because it is way too expensive. If you want a gel liner, Maybelline makes a good one. I personally am a huge fan of Avon Glimmersticks and Big and Daring eyeliner (will review) soon because they are cheap and does the job well!

What's your favourite eyeliner? Low end and high end.


Saturday, January 16, 2016

Head Spa Scalp Refreshing Concentrated Creambath


Finally my second post of the year! I actually wanted to post earlier but I kept postponing because I didn't know how to exactly explain this product like a professional. But then it dawned on me that I don't need to know this product to a T because I'm no hair stylist, hair dresser, cosmetologist, chemist and the likes, right? This is just an opinion from your neighborhood blogger. :) Take it with a pinch of salt.

The first time I heard the term 'creambath' was during my trip to Bandung last year, at a spa somewhere in the capital. I'm not well-versed on hair treatments so it was a nice treat to have once in a while. The creambath I had at Bandung was so refreshing, I couldn't stop thinking and very much wanted to kick myself for not buying the products that were used at the spa (and they weren't even expensive!).

Once back in Kuala Lumpur, I went on a search for this creambath product. L'oreal and co. seem to have them but most are only to be used for the hair. After a brief look-around, I found what I wanted at Shins.YAY!

First and foremost, I have very thin hair. Not only is it actually thinning, each strand of hair is very thin as well. It's been years since I am able to keep my hair pass my shoulders because for some reason, when it gets too long, it will start to fall out like nobody's business. It's very depressing and I have very deeply ingrained issues with my hair.

I must say, this creambath has changed my hair game! In the past, to moisturize my slight frizzy and dry hair, I would use those leave-in conditioner (didn't work by the way) but they were only weighting down my hair and making it look oilier and limper than usual.

THIS PRODUCT however is a joy to use! I use this once a week (usually during the weekend).

How to use (at least, aisyah's way):
First shampoo your hair with your current shampoo. In my case, I'm using Yun Nam haircare Ginseng shampoo. Then, I apply two huge dollop of this cream onto every surface of my scalp and hair. Be generous. The tub is huge! Leave for around 15 minutes. Do whatever you want within that period. I usually would either clean the toilet or commence on a karaoke session in the toilet while washing myself with loofa and soap. After the 15 minutes is over, take 1 - 2 minutes to massage scalp lightly before rinsing off.

It feels absolutely refreshing and cooling to the scalp. My hair is also softer and stronger after using this. Oh, not forgetting, it smells very nice as well. Sometimes I would just randomly take strandful of hair and started inhaling the pleasant smell.

One tub is RM58.00 at Shins but I got around 40% discount maybe? Couldn't really remember. A very good deal indeed considering the amount of product. This could easily last me the whole year, I think.

Hope everyone's having a nice day! Talk to you later. :)


Saturday, January 2, 2016

Superwoman wears red lipstick


Happy new year 2016! Took me the new year to finally get me out of my blogging rut. Not entirely just the new year though. Like the title of this post, I've got a little motivation and energy push from non other than.... yes, a red lipstick. *laughs*

I don't intend to write a thorough review on a product... or anything of importance, really. Just a chill session, between you and me. But seriously, let's talk about that red lipstick power thingie that I mentioned earlier.

Let me be honest here. Usually on a weekend or whenever I'm off work, I rather just lie down with a good book or browse internet all day long. That's the epidemic our younger generations are currently facing, yes? This morning was no different when I woke up. However, the previous night, I did a de-clutter session on my makeup and was horrified at the amount of makeup I have yet to use. Funny how I always get a panic attack when I de-clutter my makeup but end up buying new makeup stuff anyway.

Back to the story, somehow this morning, I opened up my lipstick drawer and wore a red lipstick. Not that I was planning to go out or anything, I just wore it for the heck of it. I don't know why I have never thought of wearing lipstick at home. But anyway, all of a sudden, I felt more optimist, happier, more energetic and ready to take on the world. Okay, maybe not the world for now... house chores here I come!

I'm not one who lives by checklist but I dare say, if I have one, I would have crossed out most of it before the clock struck 2 pm! I cleaned the house, fed and bathed my little brother, cooked 3 dishes and did 2 rounds of laundries including hang-dry outside. All that because of one red lipstick.

Maybe I ought to wear more red shades in 2016.

Superwoman to the rescue!

The aforementioned red lipstick: 3CE Dangerously Matte Lipstick in Cheeky Cheeky