Sunday, 20 April 2014

April Sephora Haul

Hello lovely readers! Thank you for stopping by :) Today I have a post on this month's Sephora haul. If you don't know, 2 weeks ago I turned 22 on April 6th :) Of course, if you are a Beauty Insider or a Very Important Beauty Insider/VIB Rouge... Sephora gives you a birthday present! I received this little box from Make Up For Ever that has their famous Smoky Extravagant Mascara and a Rouge Artist Natural lipstick. Along with that, I also decided to spend my BI points on Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in the colour "Sophia". I have always been curious to try Buxom's lip glosses (especially Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in "White Russian" - I'm eyeing you. I want to get you soon!)


So far, I'm loving the lip polish. It's a beautiful, everyday pink lip gloss. I have yet to try the lipstick and mascara from MUFE but if anyone is interested in a review, let me know! 

As a birthday treat (pun intended ;)) to me from me, after hearing SO many sweet (see what I did there? haha okay, I'll stop) reviews, I decided to buy the Too Faced The Chocolate Bar Eye Palette.



I've been contemplating getting this palette because I've owned so many other eye shadow palettes already (including 3 palettes from Too Faced itself), and I was afraid I'd have similar shades andddd I didn't really NEED another eye shadow palette. However, after careful consideration and having been visiting the Sephora store and checking the palette out 5.different.times ... I decided that I must have really wanted it so as you can guess, I bit the bullet and bought it on the 6th visit to Sephora (LOL). Although some of the colors on this palette are quite close to some eye shadows in other palette, there are many beautiful colors that I've never owned (like Candied Violet, Strawberry Bon Bon, .. the pinks and the purples. Can't say the same for the browns, champagne, and gold though! lol). I loveee how versatile this palette it. I can create any look I want: a smokey eye for a dramatic night (or day) look, soft and sweet for a natural look, the basic "no makeup" makeup look, and so many more. And the best part? It smells just.like.real.chocolate. Need I say more? Go to Sephora and give it a whiff! You won't look crazy I promise :)



If you want a swatch of this beautiful palette, feel free to let me know and I'll definitely take your request :) Thank you so much for reading! Until next time,

from Film with love,
xx

Sunday, 6 April 2014

I don't know about you, but I'm feeling 22 ...

Hi beauties!

It's April 6, 2014 - which means it's my 22nd birthday today!

All I want for my birthday .. is a ....... just kidding, my boyfriend bought me this hat as a joke on HIS birthday LOL so this hat has been identified as an official 'birthday hat' so guess who'll be wearing this hat today ....... that's right. HIS turn. hahaha! payback is something, isn't it ;)

I just want to write this post to say thank you to everyone who has made me who I am at 22 today. Everyone I've met and haven't met have impact me in a way that made me who I am today. I am so excited for what this year has to bring me in my life! I can't wait to experience all the amazing things 22 has to offer!

Thank you for stopping by and taking time to read my blog. I've been so busy wrapping up school work for this year and I promise once I'm free (in just over 10 days) I'll be blogging more frequently! If you've been here before, thank you for coming back to visit me :) If you haven't, welcome to my blog! My name is Film and I am a 22 (today!) years old girl from Thailand who's been in Canada since 2008. Welcome to my space - where I share wonderful things I find and a glimpse into my life :)


Anyway, it is currently 1.09 AM and I've already been flooded with 'happy birthday' wishes from people back home (Thailand's clock is faster so it's already midday there). I am so overwhelmed with happiness but I don't really feel like it's my birthday yet because I feel like it's still Saturday night - even though it's early, early, early Sunday morning. LOL. Okay, I'm going to bed so I can wake up and thennnn, I'll finally fully, truly experience my birthday! Thank you once again :)

Until next time,
from Film with love xx

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Review: Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in MINT JULIP

Hello lovelies! Yesterday I stopped by Sephora because it's been a while and of course, I did not leave empty-handed. I went by the Stila cosmetics area and this vibrant mint eye liner caught my attention. Since mint is one of my favourite colour and I've been searching for something very similar like it for quite a while I decided to go for it and buy it without thinking anything twice. Stila has always had their Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Turquoise which is very similar in colour when I swatched it in store, but I was looking for a pencil version, not liquid as I planned on using them on my lower lash line and my lower waterline (liquid liners aren't very ideal for me).



I bought my first Stila's Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Mint Julip. If I remember correctly, it was $26. 



For the amount of produce you're getting, I feel like $26 was just a teeny tiny bit on an expensive side (I mean, for the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil, you are spending $24 for a whole pencil at 0.04 oz - comparing to the Smudge Stick which is $2 more for a 0.01 oz, so you're getting lesser product at a more expensive price). The product comes out by a twist. The colour itself is very vibrant, creamy, soft, smooth, and easy to apply.


Here is a swatch of the product on my hand. It is the perfect mint green colour. Today I wore it on my eyes - I lined along my upper lash line and also on my lower water line. It stayed where I left it this morning and have not transferred on my eye lids or to my lower lash line. I'm really impressed with the Smudge Sticks. I've always been curious to try them. They come in so many different colours from a beautiful yellow colour in Canary which looked so beautiful and promising to Turquoise which is as the name suggests, a turquoise colour - a bit darker than Mint Julip but looked as beautiful.

I highly suggest you go to your local Stila counter and try it out. I might look into getting the classic black and brown as well. I have yet to find my holy grail, go-to pencil eyeliner for everyday that lasts and doesn't run or transfer on my eyes. Because of their intensive colour selection, Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner is now on my radar and I will definitely be going back to pick up a few more to play around with.

Until next time
from Film with love,
xx

Monday, 17 February 2014

Battle of the Nudes

Hi there beauties! Sorry for being MIA yet again. I've been super busy with my last semester of school. As it is currently spring break (or "Reading Week", as my school calls it ... you're actually supposed to be studying and catching up with your school work but all I'm really doing is absolutely nothing and I'm loving it!), I figure I might as well catch up with my blog :) It's been a while and today I have something very exciting to share with you!

Out of all makeup products, lipsticks are my absolute fave. I have more than I will ever need and I know I don't need anymore but I can't help myself if MAC comes out with a new collection or Chanel or in this case, Yves Saint Laurent and Napoleon Perdis.


I have 2 very, very beautiful lipsticks to show you today. One of them, after searching absolutely absolutely everywhere (in my local Sephora store, on Sephora online, and my friend even went to another province and looked for me), it is always sold out (and they never seem to restock it, ever). Panicked, I thought it was discontinued, as I have heard so many good things about this particular shade, ... but behold. I finally found it. Meet my brand new love: YSL Rouge Volupté Lipstick in #2 Sensual Silk. 





I've owned several other YSL Rouge Volupté Lipstick shades. But I've never owned #2. If you've never tried the YSL Rouge Volupté Lipsticks before, you are seriously missing out on one of the creamiest lipsticks out there. #2 Sensual Silk is THE perfect nude pink for everyday. This lipstick have had its permanent place in my purse. I bring it with me everywhere I go - I love it so much, from the smell, to the texture, to the colour. It is my new obsession and I want to buy 3 more to restock on it as it was extremely difficult for me to get my hands on. Despite its big price tag (eek!) it is absolutely worth every penny and I have zero regrets. YSL lipsticks are a must-have (think investment! lol) and I highly, highly suggest everyone splurge on them because they are, not to sound a bit too intense as they're just lipsticks after all, but indeed life-changing.


My next lipstick to show you today is the Napoleon Perdis Dévine Goddess Lipstick in Demeter. Napoleon Perdis is an Australian cosmetics brand and I've actually heard about this brand through an Australian YouTuber, Chloe Morello. She said that one of her most favourite nude lipstick ever in 'Demeter' (she did a whole video - with swatches - on the Dévine Goddess Lipsticks, which you can watch here. Her video pretty much sold me on this lipstick because it is absolutely gorgeous). I'll say 'Demeter' is very similar to MAC's Creme d'Nude Lipstick (pinkish nude) which is my go-to nude and one of my favourite MAC lipsticks. To no surprise, I am head-over-heels in love with this lipstick. This is my first Napoleon Perdis product and I am very satisfied. I purchased both lipsticks through Nordstrom online and I will definitely be visiting the site again very soon!





PS. If you want to see swatches let me know, I can do a separate post showing you the colours :)

I hope you enjoy today's post. If you have any questions or comments feel free to leave your thoughts below!

Until next time,
from Film with love.. xx

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

4 Years Anniversary

February 4, 2014

Happy 4 Years Anniversary to my love!

First year we traveled across the world together. 
Second year we moved in together. 
Third year we got our dog, Charlie together. 
This fourth year we've grown closer than ever and we're the happiest we've ever been. I can't wait for what next year will bring. 
Happy 4 years baby! I'm so glad I get to grow up with my best friend. You mean the world to me. Thank you for being my teammate since day 1. I love you!  xoxo



PS. We go 'photoboothing' every month on our anniversary. Then we write the date on the back. It's such an amazing idea and a great keepsake that we can look back in the future of our memories as we continue to grow older each day.

143.

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Throwback Thursday: KORA Organics Love

Happy Thursday loves! Today, I have a little throwback Thursday for you. I'm going to take you back to Christmas 2013. I never really tell you what I got for Christmas except for a little sneaky mention of the Urban Decay's Naked 3 palette, some Topshop lipsticks, and a limited edition MAC lipstick ... which you can read here ;)

One of my favourite things I received this past Christmas from my parents are these gems from KORA Organics

For those of you who don't know about KORA Organics, you are missing out. I've talked about KORA Organics before in an old post (.. I think it was August Favorites? where I mentioned the Tinted Day Cream). Miranda Kerr is the founder of KORA Organics, and if you don't know who Miranda Kerr is, you can stop reading this post now and go to google, find out who she is, then come back. Done? :)

Aside from creating an organic skincare line, Miranda Kerr also writes. 


If you've read my previous posts, you will know that one of my favourite books that I absolutely love is Treasure Yourself. I talked about it here. When I heard Miranda came out with a second book, I knew I had to have it.

The second book is called Empower Yourself which at this point in time I have finished reading. Empower Yourself, like Treasure Yourself, is a self-help book and guide to self-developement. This is my official new 'bible'.



Another treasure I received is a Beauty Pack in a Christmas-only-limited-edition sleeve, a la:



I received the Purse Pack, which contains all full-size products: Daily Hand CreamVitamin Enhanced Lip Balm, and the Energising Citrus Mist. I have used numerous products from KORA in the past but I have yet to try these 3 items so the Purse Pack is perfect for me :)



I'm not a big hand cream kind of girl because I hate the greasy feeling (even the ones that claimed to be "non-greasy" still feels greasy to me) and having to touch everyday objects like my phone, my purse, my laptop or my pen ... I just can't do it. Plus I wear rings every single day so the idea of getting them all greasy as well .. I just can't.

I've always just dealt with dry hands in the past but ever since I've gotten the Daily Hand Cream, I think I've been converted. It smells amazing and it leaves my hand super soft to the point that I became so obsessed with soft hands I forgot all about the "hand cream greasiness" and I didn't mind. (Now I feel weird with dry hands, mind you, I need these babies next to me all day!)




If you knew me, you'll know that I am a big sucker for lip balms. Not that I need any new ones but hey, the more the merrier. My lips are on the bigger side so I welcomed all lip products and embraced them with open arms. So getting the chance to try KORA's lip balm, safe to say, I was quite excited!


And boy was I not disappointed! I love the scent (I can't describe it as you know, but I'm just going to conclude that KORA has its "unique KORA-scent" and that's what the lip balm smells like. It smells like all the other KORA products - herbal, earthy, light, luxurious, spa-like.)


The last product in the Purse Pack is the Energising Citrus Mist. It is a face mist which revitalize and moisturize your skin, advertised as great for on-the-go. I use this product 2 different ways: as a toner before I put on my daily moisturizer and somedays I will put it in my purse and take it with me as I go. When I want a "pick me up", this Energising Citrus Mist refreshes and hydrate my face (think Evian Mineral Water Spray - it works like that).




Overall I love these products so much. I will definitely be repurchasing every single item when I run out. KORA Organics is one of my all-time favourite skincare line. Not because it is created by Miranda Kerr who is my absolute idol, but because it is an organic line which is good for you and good for the environment :) I highly recommend to those of you who have yet to try the KORA line. I know it may be a little on the expensive side but it is worth every penny. I believe we should invest in skincare products because we will be living in our skin for the rest of our lives. If you have any questions about the KORA products, feel free to ask me anything and I will answer you as best as I can :)


Until next time
from Film with love, 

xx

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

First haul of the year!


Hello beauties! I have a haul for you today on something (or should I say some things ...) I've had my eyes on for a while now. As you can see from the picture above, they are the infamous Benefit's Rockateur blush and Dior's Diorskin Shimmer Star in Amber Diamond.

I finally bit the bullet and spent a whopping C$45 for the highlighter(*cringe* I know, but I've been eyeing it foreverrrrr) because I've heard soooo manyyyy amazing things about it and ever since a couple of months ago I've started to become very obsessed with highlighting my face (a la Kim Kardashian's cheekbones and such). I've also decided to hop on the rose gold bandwagon, hence the beautiful slightly shimmery Benefit blush.







This is my first Dior product and Benefit blush box. I bought these babies just a couple of weeks ago and I am unashamed to say they are quickly becoming my favourite product because I've been reaching for them every single time I go out. These products make my skin look so healthy and I seemed to be "glowing" (stranger's words, not mine).








I noticed that The Rockateur blush has a very light scent. Since I'm really bad at describing scents, I can't tell you what it smells like. But it smells good. That's all I can say. It's not too strong, but it is strong enough for me to notice it every time I sweep it across my cheeks. I think this rose gold hue is perfect for this time of year (winter). It complements most of our (I'm assuming everyone is at their palest this time of year) paler skin tone so well, as I find it gives me that "flushed from being outside in the snow" look (lol). I love its slight shimmer as well. Just perfect!

Dior's Amber Diamond is an ivory/champagne/tan/bronze/peach highlighter. It feel (and look!) so luxurious. I read somewhere that you can totally use this powder all over your face with a light hand but I have yet to try so. So far, I've only been using it to highlight my cheeks, my cupid's bow, and you know .. all that jazz. I went to the MAC counter the other day and the makeup artists there stopped me and asked what I was using for highlighting my face. I told them it was the Amber Diamond so then they walk across their counter over to the Dior section and they each purchase one right then and there! Hahaha! It is my most favourite highlighting product I've ever own (my former love is the MAC's Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle). But the Amber Diamond now has my heart. I love it so much I want to go out and buy it's sister - the Rose Diamond (pearl/pink/mauve/soft plum/pink) but I'm afraid because of it's cringe-worthy price tag, my dream would have to wait.

Until next time ..

from Film with love,
xx