Lipstick Hunt ft. Marcella & Co Review

Sunday, 12 February 2017

I'm not a lipstick kind of girl. Never have been and probably never will be. But will that stop me from trying them in the stores and thinking "Hmm.. I'm going to wear this EVERYDAY.", and end up checking out with 4 new lipsticks? Probably not. And I'm sick in the head like that.

I'm not the perfect candidate to be making reviews for lipstick but I can share with you what goes on in my deranged little mind when deciding which lipstick is worth buying. 

Deciding Factor #1: FORMULA

I'm not a fan of sheer and glossy lipsticks. I also don't like the feel of having lipstick on my lips, which makes my hunt for lipsticks 10x easier kan

Something that goes on like water but dries down to a matte-finish and also completely blanks out my natural lip colour, THAT is what makes a good lipstick in my books.

Deciding Factor #2: SHADE

For an everyday lipstick, I tend to go for shades that are 1 to 2 shades lighter or darker than my lips. But I'm also an extremist by nature when it comes to picking out a bold lipstick for all the "events" that I'm invited to (pfft...). Dark vampy lips are for days when I'm feeling ballsy. So if you see me out in an almost-black shade of lipstick, you know I mean business.

Lipsticks with warm undertones somehow don't flatter my skin tone. My logic behind this is that the orange tinge in a warm lipstick brings out the redness in my acne. At least that's how I see it. Therefore, when picking out a lipstick shade, I prefer blue/cool undertones for my skin tone.

Deciding Factor #3: STAYING POWER

Reapplying my lipstick in a social setting is the least of my worries, especially with all the canapés just waiting for me to devour and pretty much destroy my red lippie. I mean, if you're destined to look like the Joker by the end of the night, then you will. You can't fight fate.

However, liquid matte lipsticks are perfect for those kind of situations. Or for those of you who are socially awkward and don't quite know how to behave in public. (Tip: Act like you're busy eating. Works like a charm for me!)

Liquid matte lipsticks are known for their staying power. Some of my favourites are from M.A.C. and also Huda Beauty because they don't suck the life out of your lips. Provided that you apply a thin layer rather than going ham with the wand. 

Which brings me to my latest find, Marcella & Co!  




While the formula (and the price, RM55) of this lipstick hits my sweet spot,

Opacity: Two thin layers for an opaque finish
Non-drying: Did not dry my lips out, in fact it was rather hydrating (Rose hip oil & Argan oil)
Longevity: 2 to 3 hours wear

These shades weren't exactly Wiwin-friendly but don't let my personal preference get in the way. Venom is too warm for my liking, Eva would look incredible on someone with a bit of a tan and Kalista made my teeth look yellow. But again, that's just me.

It also has a very strong scent, which is not exactly a problem for me per se. But if rosey-Crabtree-&-Evelyn-potpourri smelling things bother you, then you might want to test this out first before buying all 5 shades (Venom, Gia, Nikita, Eva, Kalista).

For more info on their lipsticks, check out their Instagram, @marcellaandco!


Till next time, boobies!

Spread love, not diseases!  

kan? - right?

The Perpetual Girlfriend

Saturday, 4 February 2017

I spent 10 years of my life going in and out of relationships. Hahaha what a way to start my first post for 2017. But before anyone judges me, I also want to say that I wouldn’t be the person I am today if I didn’t meet these interesting men whom I’ve had the pleasure of spending at least 2 to 4 years of my life with.

Love comes in different forms. To say one is greater than the other isn’t fair. But being human, I’ve compared and contrasted my relationships more than all the heavily filtered photos you see on Instagram combined. This habit has left me feeling ungrateful and unappreciative (when you want to hit your 150 word mark lol) of what I have in front of me.

Each person I’ve dated had something different to bring to the table. Not all of them were bad, but not all of them were good either. But for the sake of keeping this entry light, let’s focus on the good (sounds like some Ashtanga Vinyasa shit haha).

In no particular order, here is a list of things I’ve learned (the keyword here is "I", therefore, I don't expect all of you to agree with me) from being a perpetual girlfriend:

  • Have your own thing. This “thing” can be anything. From your cat to your passion. What ever it may be, always have something else going on for you besides your relationship. Not out of fear that he or she will leave you and then you’re left with nothing, but more so that you have something to share and talk about with your partner.
  • The desire for reciprocation is inevitable. Yes, unconditional love sounds lovely. But in all honesty, you want what you give/are willing to give. Which brings me to my next point.
  • You can't force your partner to reciprocate. Cus.. Umm, that doesn't feel good either. If it doesn't come naturally for the both of you, ciao cincau. 
  • DMC. Deep meaningful conversations. They keep relationships healthy. Almost like a supplement for the two souls involved (orrr you can shove an estrogen pill up his throat...).
  • Don’t be afraid to fight once in a while. I’m not telling you to pick a fight with your partner (although I may or may not have done that a couple of times just to spice my relationship up a little…). But when you manage to come to an understanding over a certain matter, you're indirectly learning more about each other thus growing your relationship.
  • Love yourself more than your relationship, but not to the point where you start taking your partner for granted. 
  • Don't lose sight of the moon while you are busy counting stars. Because it will hit you one day. As tempting as it may be, compose yourself and remember why you love who you love. Or get your best friends to smack you with a lamp. 
  • I was told I'm a retaliating goblin. Don't be one. Don't waste your time. It doesn't solve anything. If you need to get your message across, communicate. Not only will this strain your relationship, but it will bite you in the ass. So don't. Just don't.

Lah tu je? I really thought the list was going to be longer... Oh well, for as long as I'm breathing, I will continue to learn, make mistakes along the way, nag, complain and come to a realization that I don't know shit.

This is clearly not a beauty-related post but I do want to start writing about things that are happening or have happened to me on my blog.

Till my next post, my darlings!

cincau - grass jelly
lah tu je - that's it??