LUSH Easter 2018 ♡ Free Rangers Bath Bomb

Lush Free Rangers Bath Bomb

I drop by the Lush store last week to check out the Easter collection and I completely fell in love with this bath bomb. Although I have said in the past that I won't be buying Lush bath bombs again because a lot of them stains my bath tub, but I couldn't resist buying this one. It's just too cute to pass.

Comparing to 2017's Lush Easter Collection, this year's limited edition products are way cuter.

I have only purchase two bath bombs from the Easter collection and they are the Free Rangers (the one I am reviewing today) and the Which Came First.

Lush Free Rangers Bath Bomb

Lush Free Rangers Bath Bomb comes in three colours and each bath bomb comes in two parts. It retails at NZD $13.90 and you can choose to either use it in one go or you can separate the parts and use it for two baths.

I have used this bath bomb in one go as I was curious of the colour combination of yellow, blue and pink. Also Lush often have surprises hidden in their bath bombs and I was curious to see what's inside this chicken. Unfortunately, no surprises for this one, but the colours turns out to be a beautiful blue-ish green.

Free Rangers fizz very quickly. When I drop the bath bomb, the water was a creamy yellow and blue colour and it slowly turned into a green and blue, then finally, it stopped fizzing and the water was a vibrant green colour.

The bath bomb smells fruity before I drop it into the water, unfortunately, I couldn't smell much of the fruitiness or sweetness while I was in the bath. The moisture level is okay, it's not as moisturising as their other bath bombs and I think the only thing that stands out to me is the chicken and the colours.

By the way, I took some suggestions from a reader and I made some gifs image of the Free Rangers.

I hope you guys like it. 

Lush Free Rangers Bath Bomb
Lush Free Rangers Bath Bomb
Lush Free Rangers Bath Bomb
Lush Free Rangers Bath Bomb

Most Used & Favourites Beauty Products ♡ Summer 2018

Monthly Favourites was a thing back in when I first started my blog and I have tired to follow the trend and failed most of the time because the products I use is pretty much the same every month. Although I do try out new products from time to time, it's only for a short period and then I am back with the products that I am most familiar with. 

I thought maybe I should change things up a little bit and write my favourites and most used beauty products seasonally. Obviously, you won't see me in a bright coral lipstick in winter, so, maybe the idea of a seasonally favourites would make things interesting.

Starting today, March 2018, I am sharing with you my first summer favourites and most used product. 

Summer Favourites 2018

Remember this haul where I shared with you my purchase of the MAC Prep + Prime Fix + in Lavender, Rose and Coconut? Well, I have been using the Lavender scent as a facial mist and I like that it's refreshing and moisturising, I also like the Sized to Go, as it's handy to carry around.

I have read an article where someone has mentioned that all Micellar Water are pretty much the same as they have the same ingredients, just different branding and different packaging. It may be true, but this claim doesn't make me stop buying Micellar Water from different brands, as you know, most of the time I buy beauty products based on its' packaging. I have been using the Etude House Monster Micellar Cleansing Water and I am absolutely in love with the coconut scent. I use about 7 or 8 makeup pads to remove a full face of makeup with this product and I always love the result, my face feels and looks very clean, it doesn't stint my eyes and it doesn't leave my face with that super squeaky clean feeling.

UD's All Nighter setting spray used to be my all time favourite, I take it every where with me and I buy several backups just incase I run out, but lately I have been using the Urban Decay De-Slick setting spray and I think this may be my new favourite. I find that it does a better job at keeping my makeup in place for longer hours.

Mario Badescu Rosewater Facial Spray and the MAC Prep + Prime Lavender Fix + mentioned above pretty much does the same job, except that I bring the MAC Fix + with me everywhere I go and Mario Badescu is like a stay-at-home product.

If I remember it correctly, this is my third bottle of The Body Shop Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Daily Solution, ever since I bought my first bottle in Germany back in 2016, I have been so obsessed with this product and it has definitely made it into my holy grail list. I use this product as the first step of my makeup routine and I like that my face is a lot smoother nowadays, pimples don't randomly pop up unless it's that time of the month and it keeps my makeup stays in place throughout the day.

Summer Favourites 2018

My most used concealers this summer is the Too Faced Born This Way Concealer, Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser and the ColourPop No Filter Concealer. My favourite out of all three is definitely the TF Born This Way, I love that it's buildable, but it doesn't feel heavy, it has a great coverage and it doesn't crease during wear, also it smells like coconut and that is a big win win for me. ColourPop No Filter is also great and affordable, it has a thick and creamy texture that applies smoothly, but I dislike that it dries so fast and it doesn't give you time to blend out, so the only way to have a perfect application is to apply an area one by one, instead of covering your whole face in concealer then blend out. Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser is just an okay product to me and it's one of those that I don't really understand the hype. The thing that annoys me the most is having to twist the tube for a long time for the concealer to come out and it's probably my fault for choosing the wrong shade, I have the 'brightener' and it makes my undereye looks ghostly.

Urban Decay All Night Liquid Foundation is literally the best foundation for those with oily skin that loves a full coverage look. I have worn this foundation for more than 12 hours, apart from my nose area where my glasses often slides down and removes whatever makeup I have on the day, other parts of my face stays flawless. Although the formula is thick and creamy, it doesn't feel heavy during wear. I am in the shade #2.5 and I have also tried #3.5 which is a bit too dark on me (click here to see swatches).

CandyDoll BB Cream has been mentioned in my Best of 2014 Foundations & Concealers and 2015 Beauty Favourites. I have tried a lot of new products during 2016 and 2017 and I don't remember reaching for this BB Cream, but I have fallen in love with it again this summer. It has a liquidy texture that feels lightweight with a good coverage, it gives you that naturally dewy look and it wears for a good amount of time.

My most used primer this summer is the Mecca Multi-Purpose Plumping Balm and the Wet n Wild Coverall Primer. They are both great at keeping my makeup in face throughout the day and I love both equally. Mecca has a thicker texture while Wet n Wild is more runny, on days that I wear absolutely no makeup, just primers, I would go for Wet n Wild as it makes my face feels like a baby bum, it feels so smooth and mattifying at the same time.

Summer Favourites 2018
Summer Favourites 2018
Summer Favourites 2018

I bought the Guerlain Meteorites Pearls in 2014, it has been mentioned in my 2015 and my 2016 Beauty Favourites, it's definitely one of my all time favourite beauty products and as you can see in the photo above, it's been more than three years since the purchase and there is still a lot of product left. I have the shade in 'Clair' and I use it as an overall powder. I love that it's not cakey and it gives my face my absolute flawless look.

As you know I am a makeup collector and I rarely hit pan on products, especially not bronzers nor highlighters, but surprise surprise, I have hit pan on the highlighter of the Charlotte Tilbury Film Star Bronze and Glow and the Too Cool For School Art Class Bronzer. CT Film Star Bronze and Glow is another holy grail that I have talked about so much on my blog and used in almost every single makeup looks posted on here and the TCFS Bronzer is actually a newly purchased product that I was testing and preparing to review, but I can't believe that I hit pan this fast. TCFS Bronzer is literally life for those with a light skin-tone, it gives you just enough shading and you can never go over the top with this product.

NARS Double Take Overexposed Glow Highlighter was purchased in November last year and it has already become my most reached for highlighter this summer. This highlighter has lips shaped embossed on the actual product when it's brand new, which you can see it here, but as you can see I have obviously used it a lot and it just looks ugly now. I love that the highlighter gives a soft glow that looks natural and it's wearable on any occasion.

Summer Favourites 2018

I have been switching between the 3 Concept Eyes Love 3CE Cheek Maker #Orangish and NARS Dolce Vita this summer and my most reached for is definitely NARS. This is a mini sized from the Dolce Vita + Audrey Love Triangle Set. The colour seems more suitable for the winter season when looking from the pan, but when applied with a brush, it transform into a sheer rosy shade.

Summer Favourites 2018
Summer Favourites 2018

Can you believe it?! Two years ago I don't fuss over my brows and a year ago I only wear eyeshadows in makeup looks and now it's full on eyebrows and eyeshadows on a daily basis.

I started wearing eyeshadows to work towards the end of 2017 and my most reached for is definitely the Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette. In my daily routine, I always use the shade 'Peaches n Cream' as the base and the shades 'Bellini', 'Luscious' or 'Candied Peach' all over my lids depending on the clothes and lip colours I am paring with on the day.

I also use ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in the shades 'Posey' or 'Tea Party' on days that I feel like I need some sparkles.

As for brows, at the moment I am obsessed with the ColourPop Precision Brow Pencil, I love that although it has a creamy texture, it doesn't break easily, it glides on precisely, smoothly and it stays on all day. I have also been using the Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil, but I seem to always have this love hate thing with it. I love its slanted shaped pencil as I can draw on the most perfect brows without even trying, but I dislike that it's a little bit too waxy and sometimes it doesn't fill in the brows evenly which really frustrates me when I am running late.

Summer Favourites 2018
Summer Favourites 2018

YSL Glossy Stain is one of my favourites throughout all seasons, I love that it melts into my lips upon application and it leaves a cooling feel after application. I have the shade is 07 Corail Aquatique, it's a light orangey coral shade that is perfect the summer. (click here to see my lip swatches)

Wearing a lip gloss in New Zealand depends on the weather nor the season, and the weather could change from good to bad several times in one day, so the chances of wearing a lip gloss is not that often, but I keep buying anyway, because I love lip products.

I have been switching between the Guerlain Gloss d'Enfer Maxi Shine Lipgloss and the Too Faced Lip Injection during the summer, Guerlain Maxi Shine Gloss is another one of my favourites, I have the shade in #901 L'Oiseau de Feu and it used to be a clear gloss with golden sparkles, but as you can see, I have been wearing it with other lip colours that it has now turned into a pinky shade.

Guerlain KissKiss Roselip in Pink Me Up is a newly purchased item that I have been reaching for a lot lately, I like that it gives a sheer wash of colour, but I dislike that I have to re-apply every hour. It's pretty much a tinted lip balm, but it's not as good as the Innisfree Glow Tint.

The old name for Innisfree Glow Tint is called Innisfree Eco Flower Tint Balm, I have all five shades from the range, but the shade that I love the most and have almost emptied is 'Camellia'. This is also a tinted lip balm, but it's 100 x better than the Guerlain KissKiss Roselip. It's a lot more pigmented, the colours doesn't fade throughout meals and there's no need to re-apply hourly as the colour stays on for forevers.

MAC Hug Me Lipstick came as part of the MAC Look In A Box Natural Flare Collection in 2017, the lipstick is part of the permanent range, so it can be purchased individually. I have been reaching for this a lot through the summer, it's a stable in my purse, hence why it looks so wobbly right now as it has melted and fixed in the fridge too many times. I get compliments every time I wear this and that is probably why I am currently obsessed with it.

Summer Favourites 2018
Summer Favourites 2018

Lastly, I have been using MAC Shadescents in Candy Yum Yum almost every day during the summer, while it is described as a flirty scent, the bottle is bright and girly and the overall scent and packaging screams summer, my main purpose is to empty this bottle so that I can buy a new perfume that I have been eyeing up for ages. MAC Shadescents aren't bad but I am just not really feeling it.

Kawaii eBay Finds #6 ♡ Japanese Beauty

Kawaii eBay Finds

It's been awhile since I have shared with you a Kawaii eBay Finds, I think the last one I have shared with you was back in 2016 and that is because I have been on a makeup shopping ban.

While I am still trying to reduce my makeup shopping habits, I have recently purchased a few Japanese makeup and skincare products from eBay and these are items that I have either been eyeing up for a long time or they are products that I actually need.

BCL Saborino Morning Mask
BCL Saborino Morning Mask

      32 SHEETS | USD $18.95 + $5.80 POSTAGE | ALPHABEAUTYUK

This is a face mask to be used specifically in the morning, it claims to freshen-up your skin within 60 seconds without having to wash your face. So, you simply just wake up, apply face mask for 60 second and you can start applying makeup.

When I first learnt of this product, I was a bit skeptical and the thought of not washing my face in the morning is totally gross, but at the same time I was curious, so I went ahead and bought this morning mask pack. 

I have used this a couple of times since my purchase and I love it. So far I haven't used it in the morning as I am always in a rush, but I have used it a few times during the day when it's very hot and humid. This mask has a strong minty scent, it feels very cooling and comfortable on the skin. 

Kao Megrhythm Good Night Steam Patch

 KAO MEGRHYTHM GOOD NIGHT STEAM PATCH
      5 PATCH PER BOX | USD $5.95 + $2.80 POSTAGE | ALPHABEAUTYUK

This claims to be 'the product' for people who works long hours in front of the computer and we all know in our world these days, technology is something that many people cannot live without. This is a heated pad that you applied before bed, it claims to relax your sore areas and helps you fall asleep.

I work a full time office job and I often get very sore neck and shoulder for just sitting in front of the computer. When I came across this product, I got very excited and cannot wait to try. Unfortunately, it doesn't do anything to me, it's simply just a patch that warms up my neck and shoulder.

Kao Megrhythm Good Night Steam Patch starts heating up as soon as I take it out of the packet, the hot temperature stays for approximately 30 minutes and it feels nice on the skin. The patch comes in two types, one is unscented and one is with a mild lavender scent which is what I have purchased and it smells nice and relaxing. I find that the patch doesn't stick too well to my skin and it kept peeling off by itself.

Kracie Naive Peach Cleansing Foam

      USD $7.95 + 3.90 POSTAGE | ALPHABEAUTYUK

I bought this cleansing foam simply because it's peach related.

This is a 2-in-1 cleanser that claims to remove makeup and cleanse face at the same time, a little squeeze of pea-sized amount can wash my whole face, but it's not foamy. I have oily skin and my face looks and feels squeaky clean afterwards.

Kose Precious Garden Body Mist

 KOSE PRECIOUS GARDEN BODY MIST
      HONEY PEACH | USD $8.95 + $4.50 POSTAGE | ALPHABEAUTYUK

There is not a lot of information of this product online, but from my understanding, this is a body mist that smells looks and moisturize skin at the same time.

It has a strong peach scent that I am obsessed with and the smell last for approximately 45 minutes.

Dear Laura Rabbit Lip Gloss
Dear Laura Rabbit Lip Gloss

 DEAR LAURA RABBIT LIP GLOSS
      PINK | USD $10.95 + $2.50 POSTAGE | ALPHABEAUTYUK

Dear Laura Eternal Basic Lip Gloss has a thick texture that feels a little bit heavy on the lips, but it makes your lips looks so smooth and plump.

Canmake Secret Beauty Powder
Canmake Secret Beauty Powder
Canmake Secret Beauty Powder

 CANMAKE SECRET BEAUTY POWDER
      USD $12.95 + 2.80 POSTAGE | ALPHABEAUTYUK

This is described as a translucent powder for use at anytime of the day or night, you can even wear it to sleep. I have been seeing a lot of these beauty powders around, and sleeping beauty powders seems to be the latest trend these days.

I personally don't understand why people wears makeup to sleep, isn't that bad for your skin?

Canmake Secret Beauty Powder claims to keep skin dewy and silky smooth during wear, it softly blurs any imperfection and deliver a natural finish.

I bought this because the packaging is very cute, it's also very small and handy to carry around as the compact contains a little puff and a small mirror. I actually know of this product from watching one of my favourite Chinese YouTuber's video, where she has mentioned this powder controls facial oil nicely and it makes your face looks flawless.




have you tried the products mentioned?
what is your favourite Japanese beauty product?


3 Concept Eyes Love 3CE Collection ♡ First Impression

3 Concept Eyes Love 3CE Collection

Today I am sharing with you swatches and first impressions of the products I have purchased from the 3 Concept Eyes Love 3CE Collection. I bought these from The Cosmetics Store in Auckland and as soon as I saw these in store, I immediately fell in love because of how adorable the packaging is.

3 Concept Eyes has described this collection as an inspiration from the sunny childhood memories. The collection features a pastel theme and each compact is shaped like those flowery biscuits that I used to eat all the time in my childhood, which brings back a lot of great memories.

Love 3CE Duo Shadow #Sweets

LOVE 3CE DUO SHADOW #SWEETS is described as a dewy and translucent rosy pink paired with sensual feminine pink brown and it comes packaged in a flowery shaped plastic compact with a small mirror inside.

The longest I have worn this eyeshadow was twelve hours and I was very impressed with how well it stayed on without using a concealer or an eyeshadow primer as a base.

When I swatched these on hand with my fingers, the colours shows up as very pigmented and glittery, but when I applied these on my eyes with a makeup brush, the colours are very sheer and the glitters are not very obvious unless looked closely.

Love 3CE Duo Shadow #Sweets
Love 3CE Duo Shadow #Sweets
Love 3CE Duo Shadow #Sweets

The above photo shows that I am wearing the brown shade of Love 3CE Duo Shadow #Sweets in the outer corner and the pink shade all over the lid. Unfortunately, my camera cannot pick up the glitters, but as you can see, both shades looks beautiful when worn together, it's quite suitable for those 'no makeup' makeup days as the overall eye look is soft and looks natural.

Love 3CE Cheek Maker #Orangish
Love 3CE Cheek Maker #Orangish
Love 3CE Cheek Maker #Orangish

LOVE 3CE CHEEK MAKER #ORANGISH is described as a juicy orange glimmer with a hint of soft gold pearls and it comes in the same packaging as the duo eyeshadow shown above.

When I saw this blush in store, I immediately fell in love because of the gold shimmers in the pan. It looks absolutely gorgeous and honestly, I wasn't expecting this blush to be very pigmented because it looks quite sheer to me. The texture is kind of creamy and when I swatched the colour on hand with my finger, it shows an opaque coral with loads of shimmers, but when I applied it to my cheek with a blush brush, the colour shows up as a hint of orange and it gives my overall complexion a natural flush look.

Unfortunately, this blush only worn for three hours on me.

Love 3CE Velvet Lipstick #Tailored

LOVE 3CE VELVET LIPSTICK #TAILORED is described as a matte lipstick with a velvety finish that wears comfortably with an intense colour payoff. The texture claims to be soft and lightweight that adhere weightlessly to the lips for a feathery and almost-not-there feel.

This lipstick is very pigmented, it can be worn as a full opaque coverage look, or it can be worn as a softly tinted lip look. The way I like to wear this lipstick is to lightly dabbed it onto my lips and smudged it out for that sheer, naturally tinted lip balms looks. The longest I have worn it this way was twelve hours, it does transfer and faded a little bit throughout the day, but when it faded, it faded evenly and by the time I removed my makeup, there were still some red tints on my lips.


Love 3CE Velvet Lipstick #Tailored
Love 3CE Velvet Lipstick #Tailored
Love 3CE Velvet Lipstick #Tailored
Love 3CE Baby Glow Cushion

LOVE 3CE BABY GLOW CUSHION is available in two shades and the formula includes SPF50+ and PA++ that is perfect for summer. The texture claims to be ultra-creamy and moisturizing and the overall product claims to leave behind a baby soft skin that glows from within.

I knew that this cushion is not suitable for oily skin, but I wanted it anyway because the packaging is so cute. It comes packaged in a baby pink plastic casing that is shaped like a mermaid shell and it includes a big mirror inside.

I bought the lightest shade #001 which is described as a creamy ivory beige to illuminate light-toned skin. The shade is paler than my normal skin tone which is light to medium, the product applies uneven and it doesn't cover redness.

I have tested this cushion for a month and I dislike everything about this cushion apart from its' packaging. Usually I would apply my makeup at 7 o'clock in the morning and I find that my face gets very oily by 11am, I tried blotting my face with paper towels and part of my makeup came off. When I do touch-up during the day, my face feels heavy and it looks like I have a thick layer of makeup on.

Love 3CE Baby Glow Cushion
3 Concept Eyes Love 3CE Collection
3 Concept Eyes Love 3CE Collection
3 Concept Eyes Love 3CE Collection

have you tried Love 3CE?
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