Monday, June 29, 2015

Nyx Love in Rio: SEGREDOS DE GISELLE (LIR06) eyeshadow palette | Makeup Review

My thoughts:

I bought this one at Ultra for $5.99 last September 2014. So that's almost like $1.99 a piece.Very affordable product and what I like about this company is that they are cruelty free so that's good.

Most of the people I know of don't really use this small applicator brush that comes along with the kit but I think its actually good I thought it would be made out of those cheap looking like removable plastic stuff but this one got really good material like a very sturdy foam great for smudging and wet application

it may not look much when I swipe it with my fingers mayhaps due to lighting and how I swiped it haha it actually has good pigmentation although they don't last very long.

This set is quite shimmery but not too overpowering just the right amount to give your eyes an added pop of color so on the left side is a pinky tone good for brow bone highlight the middle color got a more beige like champagne color and the last one is a bronze shimmer. The glitter for added shimmer is not really that lumpy or like in big chunks it's just the right amount of small specks of shimmer which is very nice whether you apply it wet or dry.

I prefer to apply this eyeshadows wet because sometimes it tends to flake on me and you can see visible creasing over time in my lids but with wet application it's alright and I think it last quite long with wet application I dunno maybe that's just me.

I personally love these shades which kinda reminds of the Kevyn Aucoin palette #1 which my mom gave me as a gift but of course Nyx has a lot more shimmer and not as fine and silky as Kevyn's.

Kevyn Aucoin palette #1
I'm really glad I bought this Nyx Love in Rio eyeshadow palette not only did it fit my budget it also has 1 gram of product in it. Sometimes I use this to play around like how to contour my face which actually looks fine the shimmer doesn't bother me that much as it give me a good glow.

I also like how it looks very natural looking whenever I apply it .It can pass as a no makeup makeup look actually haha and you can never go wrong with these three shades you can mix and match them or simply wear just one color it's very nice and flattering. Because of those reasons I gave this Nyx Love in Rio [SEGREDOS DE GISELLE (LIR06)] 4.5 stars out of 5. Good deal and Great kit especially for beginners or those of you like me who only like to apply eyeshadow once in a while and practice or whatever.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick: Pink Velvet (423) & Blushing Mauve (460) | Makeup Review

Natural lip color, dry lips

With 423 Pink Velvet
For me this color is much brighter and pinky than the mauve. Nice color almost seems natural. whenever I wear this I know I have lipstick on this lights up my face.

With 460 Blushing Mauve
As you can see this picture has two different lighting on the left was the lights indoors while on the right was from the natural light outside. This is much closer to my lip color and makes my lips look better. It can pass up as a no lipstick/makeup look.

Left: Pink Velvet Right; Blushing Mauve
It cost about almost $5 in Walmart with a couple of cents rollback from time to time. At Ulta it's about  $7.99 but when you get it on sale it's (buy 1 get 1 50% off )

Both colors leaning more on the pink and natural side whenever I apply it on my lips. Very nice,creamy texture and hydrating formula. It doesn't crack my lips even with longterm use. They both have a little bit of shine. The lasting power for me is about 4 hours which is alright and really good for drugstore product and affordable too!.These made me fall in love with Revlon lipsticks. I gave it 5 out of 5 stars.I highly recommend it!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Kevyn Aucoin The Essential Eye Shadow Set Palette #1 | Makeup Review

My thoughts:

My mom gave me this set as a gift long time ago and I love it! basic,silky smooth, highly pigmented and very fine product!

The sticker in the back states dis. by Kevyn Aucoin Beauty, NYC. Made in USA. Net wt .04 oz (1g).

the first three left to right are the shadows below 
while the last two on the right are the ones on top 

5 is pearly white  very shimmery great for brow bone highlight
4  is almost like reddish brown, deep kind of brown, slight shimmer 
3 peach color, slight shimmer 
2  black, very shimmery on the palette but the shimmer doesn't really transfer on application mayhaps only slight but as you can see on the swatch it doesn't really translate to that
1 brown, slight shimmer, compare to 4 this one a bit lighter than that like mud brown.

The only thing I don't really like with this set are these two brushes supposedly applicators it's seems cheap and the materials not really good as you can see I haven't even used the one in plastic I don't really intend to use it but kept it anyway haha

it easily breaks down over time I think I only used this once or so

very thin like foam sponge like

since it started breaking down I took it off and disposed the other end

Overall I love the eyeshadows in this set, anyone can wear it although it's a bit on the expensive side but if you want to splurge on eyeshadows or would use it everyday go ahead.It's a great gift too. I usually reserve this one on special occasions. I gave these eyeshadows 5 out of 5 stars as for the  brush well 0 haha ok 1 for effort xD

Monday, June 22, 2015

Hannibal Season 2 + some spoilers | Tv Series Review

My thoughts:

I advise to truly watch this show in moderation it's so insane!

WTH! OMG THIS SHOW! UGH! so frustrating! kept me on the loop and on the edge of my seat like are they gonna get him now? how about now? like how? who will die next? will he die next? will Will die next? how about Jack? that season 2 beginning though...


OMG! Will NOOOOOO!!!!!! I can't believe Dr Lecter did that to him.

the way Dr Lecter flawlessly manipulated everything was brilliant and scary! this show gives me the creeps

Freddie Lounds death seems truly forced like her character development was nowhere in site and she's not in as much episode unlike in season 1 so I guess that's why they decided to kill her character off but no that's a really good cover though they almost got me there and I'm glad they did it before hannibal did haha I thought her face changed?was it the lighting?make up or what? I think her hair sometimes..extra fluffy anyway,

Dr. Bloom's  relationship with Dr, Lecter also seems forced like seriously Alana seriously? just like what Will said " you said I'm not good for you but he's good enough for you?"(something like that) OMG! ridiculous! I thought it was all part of a brilliant plan they constructed just to get Hannibal admit to his crimes ugh so frustrating! but no Alana seems in love but their chemistry was a bit off putting for me unlike with Will.  I hope something works out for season 3

AND THAT DRUTTED ENDING! OMG! SERIOUSLY?! Alana dialed her phone called for help first after a couple of minutes almost dying later Will was there dialed his phone called for help then try to cover up some of Alana's body to keep  her warm as she lay there by the front door. Most of them bleeding to death a couple more minute later still no cops! no ambulance whatsoever and it's raining and it's just OMG SO MANY FEELS! 

Overall 5 out of 5 stars due to its madness! plus I don't want Dr. Hannibal Lecter come out and get me haha! just kidding ^_~

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Insidious Chapter 3 | Movie Review

Source : Imbd
Director: Leigh Whannell
Writers: Leigh Whannell, Leigh Whannell (characters)
Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Angus Sampson |See full cast and crew »
A prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family that reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.

My thoughts:

At first I'm scared watching it all alone just the like the previous films I watched it solo haha
afterwards I'm more of surprised really this prequel is not as good as the other ones but it's a nice thing to get to know how all the crew got together. I like how spooked I was with the classic BOOM! in your face scare tactic haha! I screamed by the window scene and at the very end that was fun ;))

The dad was trying to get it together but he seems so messed up the kids well will always be kids. The youngest is almost always acting up drutted kid but he somewhat redeemed himself telling his dad how to solve the problem,acting all brave and all near the end although he's not always present in the movie. The girl's a typical teenager she needs some guidance and decided to contact her dead mother like why? seriously why? like why not just pray? ugh or like think of her being in a better place stay strong and act like what oldest sister do oh girl you're in so much trouble! I think the lack of her dad's presence in her life affects her so much #teenageproblems then again just like J.K Rowling once said there's an expiration date in blaming your parents moving on ( I know it's just a film haha!) I always thought it's bad to break the circle like when you hold hands and stuff for contact or whatever but this film proved me wrong (or is it? especially in real life) OMG!

Some of things that's good to be reminded of:

Never contact anything from the other side- once you made that connection something almost always comes along with it that's not really what you're expecting (mostly bad stuff)

The further is a scary place good thing there's a lamp in there and not a candle OMG imagine that!

Ghost business is nothing like show business it's hella scary most of the time

Face your fears!

Don't talk to strangers!

Make sure you almost always have somebody with you especially when sick.

Make sure your neighbor crush is home before you start knocking at their wall haha!

When alone and someone attack you grab anything hit them with all you got! self defense 101 kick their ass! 

and so much more! etc.

Overall this movie 2.5 out of 5 stars it's alright so-so if you wanna instantaneously spook yourself go ahead! I like this series and I think this is also Leigh Whannell directorial debut Congrats!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Jurassic World (2015) | Movie Review

Source : Imbd
Director: Colin Trevorrow
Writers: Rick Jaffa (screenplay), Amanda Silver(screenplay), 5 more credits »
Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins |See full cast and crew »
Release Date: 12 June 2015
Runtime: 124 min


22 years after the original Jurassic Park failed, the new park (also known as Jurassic World) is open for business. After years of studying genetics the scientists on the park genetically engineer a new breed of dinosaur. When everything goes horribly wrong, will our heroes make it off the island? 

My thoughts:

Jurassic Park (1993) will always have a very special place in my heart  what I love about this Jurassic World (2015) version besides the fact that it's much more technologically advance Owen (Chris Pratt) made a connection between man and beast. I love how Owen bridge that gap how much he cared for his raptors, relate and relay to others how these animal feels, the way he trained he trained them with love and care.Also how he took control of different scary and risky situations in order to save someone who needs help.He's so kick ass!

I like how interactive this park is you can do so many things,ride amazing rides,you can canoe,ride a train/truck or this hamster ball thing.

I'm really amazed by this one...totally made a big splash! amazing!

I still can't believe Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) ran in those heels OMG! seriously? all throughout the entire film that's just bonkers! the kids did alright they're acting's accurate how kids are these days they showed different kinds of emotions and did some crazy things.


I think they're family will hold up just fine after this park experience.

So Claire and Owen? I think they're a great couple after what happened I think they'd be inseperable haha! 

I like how the park managed to hold up after what happened a lot of people managed to take cover in that volcano like city center which I find a bit weird I think that's the only untouched building? I dunno but of course there are still a lot of carnage.

Oh and that near the end moment when Claire unleashed a new raptor? which was a bit calmer than that psychopathic raptor one that was so cool! insta solution! well I'm just glad they got that one on reserve or else yikes! and that very last epic raptor battle whoa! that was amazing!

I think they did a very good job on this one! very modern and the dinosaurs looks a lot more natural looking, the graphics and cinematography's nice. Overall I'd rate it 4 out of 5 stars! I still think the 1993 version's a lot more scarier than this one haha! still a very family kid friendly film. ^_^v

What do you think about this movie? share some of your thoughts down below the comment section.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Hannibal Season 1 + Spoilers | Tv Series Review

About the show:

An American psychological thriller–horror television series developed by Bryan Fuller for NBC. The series is based on characters and elements appearing in the novel Red Dragon by Thomas Harris and focuses on the friendship between FBI special investigator Will Graham and Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a forensic psychiatrist destined to become Graham's most cunning enemy. (according to wikipedia)

This show explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers. (according to imbd)

First episode: Apr 04, 2013 (13 episodes)
Genres: Psychological thriller,Food ,Drama,Crime,Horror,· Thriller


[Left] Hugh Dancy - Will Graham (criminal profiler) [Center] Mads Mikkelsen - Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Will's Psychologist) , [Right] Laurence Fishburne - Jack Crawford (Head of the bureau)

Lara Jean Chorostecki - Freddie Lounds (Journalist)

Caroline Dhavernas - Dr. Alana Bloom (Will's psychologist)

Forensics team
Scott Thompson- Jimmy PriceHettienne Park - Beverly Katz , Aaron Abrams - Brian Zeller,

see full cast and crew here

My thoughts:

Now running on its third season I truly think it tells a lot about the show. If that poster didn't get to you I don't know what will haha! it's so freakin disturbing I tell ya and yet I can't stop watching it it's that good! I can't even sleep that much it makes me think about human psyche and actions, I hope nobody attacks me when I'm all alone or sleeping or something like that these thoughts hunts me, make me do a double take sometimes, just the mere impact of this show to me made me extra cautious about the world.

I only saw a couple of commercial ads from time to time before I decided to check it out to be honest if they first told me it's psyche and mystery and more brilliant crime ala sherlock I'd check this show out in a heartbeat.

On with the spoilers I can't really talk about this show without mentioning a lot of spoilery bits I'm sorry and some of the spoilers aren't really that spoilery haha I just like you to get a little bit of taste into it so you check it out hope it works? ;)

Spoiler Alert!

Dr. Lecter ,brilliant mind, it's scary how intelligent he is covering his tracks, actions, manipulating people, playing such a very disturbing role acting like God/Devil,Wolf in sheeps clothing. It's really hard to imagine how will they catch him? I hope the table turns soon!

Would you even believe Lecter go to a psyche consult? I guess he can't help himself sometimes, spill some beans without entirely spoiling it let some of his other side show from time to time and 

Dodging Death , I bet this is how the killer thinks in a killing spree
and Dr. Lecter's psychiatrist  (in which you'll find out soon enough or probably know of if you watched the show this is actually a bonus spoiler haha) OMG! I can't believe how calm she is despite what happened are psychiatrist really like this? she handled her situation fairly well although I hope she comes forward and say a couple more statements especially in season 2!

Will Graham's brilliance is also his curse and weakness.It's scary watching him dive into a killer's perspective yet very interesting at the same time his imagination is spot on epic! which kinda reminds me of Sherlock Holmes but more twisted. I like how he use his gift to find whoever did the crime and find justice for the victims. And yet in the end it got into him, he let his guard down. 

NO! why would they do that to him ?!
Will's  love interest Alana  (Dr. Bloom) grew on me although it's not so hard to imagine at all. I like how Alana believes in him in some ways can't help but doubt her decisions is he right? or wrong but how? her professional curiousity blossoms into something more she can't help herself wondering the what ifs in every situation.

Jack Crawford, he's a good man but I think sometimes how he use his manpower and decision making/leadership skills endangers some of his men and he still got long ways to go..

As for the forensics team I love how diverse their personalities are how quirky, funny and how brilliant they are in their own ways.

Final Spoiler Alert! 

how? you need to watch the show in order to find out. It's so scary I can't believe she did that on her own seriously by herself without telling anyone in her team or whoever her activities and whereabouts before marchin on. OMG! she's such a brave soul!

Overall I think this show is epic and disturbing I can't even sleep! haha so I gave it 5 out of 5 stars!
I might as well check the book out Red dragon by Thomas Harris I love this show!

What about you? please share some of your thoughts down below I'd like to believe I'm not the only one losing it with this show haha ^_^v

I need to sleep

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Game of Thrones Season 5: Mother's Mercy (Finale) The Feels + Spoilers | Tv series Review

My thoughts:

It took me awhile to gather all my feels for this season...Overall I think they did a great job covering a lot of material from the books and venturing beyond. There are a lot of variations and unexpected things this season they never fail to surprise and shock me even after all these years.

I guess I'm a little bit angry and disappointed in the finale although I like how it jumps from one characters point of view to another it's just that I expected a little bit more like in Cersei's walk of shame down the streets I thought the people would be more rowdy. They did a good job though with the crowd control. At first I was like who was that guy in the golden armor that carried Cersei once inside the castle then I remember that Frankenstein experiment OMG! simply diabolical!

There are so many extra people this season which makes me smile and wonder are they really real or the works of CGI? they say say it's more of the first though anyway moving on...I like how Varys came back and now joining Tyrion oh yeah this is going to be amazing!great tandem those two!

I simply don't know how they all pulled it off I never thought they'd kill Jon this season it just slipped my mind.I flipped and yelled NOOOOO!! all the way til the end I hope he comes back and haunt them down! which is very unlikely according to the latest interviews with Kit Harrington..hmm.

I really really really expected something more from the sand snakes mann! that's just simply such a let down although as they all usually say poison is a woman's weapon. I knew it the way she bid her farewell I bet Bronn will have a pretty good idea about this and hopefully would tell Jaimie.

for more in depth spoilers kindly check out Laura Prudom article I mean there are a lot of post out there so enjoy googling I just thought I'd share this one with you.

I gave this season 4.5 stars I really don't want Jon Snow to die so sad! and I really do hope George RR Martin's plan is way better for the Winds of Winter.

Please let me know your thoughts down below the comment section it would be nice to have a little support group haha let's cope all together!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Exploring the World of Color : Make up

I don't really know much about make up I don't really wear a lot of make up in the first place that's why sometimes I like to explore it. And right now I'm discovering a lot of new things like my new love for rosey eyeshadows, peach blush, product hydration,creamy rich satin formulas,what's good and bad,what's hot or not?

Let me share to you where I usually go shop and buy beauty products/ cosmetics whenever I need to attend some special occasions and when I do I tend to cram a lot or at least research ahead of time what to wear and all that. These days it's quite easy to research with reviews going on about the interwebs and of course youtube (beauty gurus,reviews etc.)
My usual go to places are CVS,Walgreens and sometimes grocery stores like Walmart and if there's a sale in Target ok go also I just recently discovered Ulta which is like the cosmetics/beauty haven just like Sephora but more affordable these stores now have a reward point membership program (not sure about Sephora though because I rarely go there ) I'm glad that most stores nowadays offer those programs and that they are quite nearby. Anywho, I usually buy drugstore goods since some drugstore brands can be relatively cheap of course there are hit and miss with their products but the color pay off and lasting power sometimes can be just as amazing as the expensive/ "high end" ones.

What I usually buy for when it's time to replenish my stocks are:

1. Foundation
2. Eyeshadow/eye pencil
3. Mascara
4. Blush
5. Eyeliner (optional, coz I tend to mess up the cat eye/wing looks or just buy a liner I could smudge to transform a look)
6. Powder
7. Concealer (eyes and blemishes)

Shortlist (not much budget) limit it to
lipstick (or if you can find a cheek and lip product in one all the better)

quite optional:
eyeliner/eye pencil

Note: Or you could just go to the Dollar store and buy one of these especially if you're only gonna use it one time ^_~

What I look for in make up are first off the price! (is it worth it or not?)
usual questions in my head are:

color pay off
quality vs. quantity
lasting power
will it match my skin tone
and the dreadful question what is really my skin tone? should I pick light?light medium?natural?beige? ugh so many questions!

so I'm really glad when the shades category are light/medium,natural beige or just plain natural.

and of course the ultimate what's my skin condition? will these products dry me out or would this cause me to break out or what?
the question poll are endless haha usually cosmetics lined up in the shelves like Walmart and Ulta the drugstore brand doesn't always have a sample available so you either research before hand, stare at the product so long and hopefully the swatch on the label or whatever would match yours or a kind sales lady approach you so yeah...

Some of my new obsessions these days are and I highly consider them as much as possible are cruelty free products, no talc,mica,parabens,mineral oil kinda thing also organic products and usually I can find them in Korean Cosmetics which is kinda expensive if you live in North America or in other parts of the world who don't sell them  (shipping wise) unless you found some supplier somewhere else it could be online or in your local asian stores.

Also The Brand Physicians Formula carry some no talc products like their powder and such in the States which is good so yeah. That's it for now I'll try to breakdown this topic a bit more it's far too long I think haha next up would be Make up expiration dates, some haul, morning and evening routine also review things and where I buy asian cosmetics.As you can see I haven't even talked about different kinds of brands yet so please stay tuned for that haha

What do you think? do you have any favorite make up brand/product(s)? what are you go tos and must have?please share some of your thoughts down below the comment section.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Summer & Music festivals!

Summer's just around the corner and it will officially start in June 21,2015 and would end Wednesday, September 23,2015 (Obviously haha!). Anyway, way back in the day summer for me begins when school is out or like when I go for a vacation somewhere something like that...these days what reminds me of summer though are concerts! lots of music festivals it's awesome! also cicadas (so noisy!)

This year I'm going to attend Sam  Smith,Incubus and Deftones,Van Halen,Kelly Clarkson with Pentatonix and Ed Sheeran WOOHOO! other than that I'm still thinking about Zedd and Taylor Swift because I'm thinking whether I'd just see him in Ultra whenever since the ticket is hella expensive anyway also hella far as for TSwift well hopefully I get to see her this year if not mayhaps in her next tour or like if I could win one of those radio raffle draw and sing and stuff on the radio really embarassing but whatever haha!

One of many things that made me go in these concerts is that :

1. I can finally go (even solo :)))
2. I may never get another chance like this
3. Be young, wild and free! haha!

So yeah been hangin around with a lot of old people lately so I think this is a good change of pace. 



Hopefully I could squeeze some more reading time as well and catch up with a lot of shows I got so many on my list its crazy! but yeah these concerts are the big major one for me right now since I've waited for Incubus for a very long time so yey! plus you get their EP TRUST FALL (Side A) physical copy along with the ticket HOORAH! such a good deal indeed! xD

What about you? What are your summer plans? please tell me in the comment section below ^_^

Friday, June 12, 2015

Game of thrones Season 5 Ep 9 + SPOILERS | TV Talk

I don't think I really talked about this over here but I love this series so much! I thought it was boring at first but then again I gave it another shot and it just grew into me and before I knew it I'm obsess and reading the books and following this series it's so crazy and mindblowing!

If you haven't watched the show or never read the books but don't mind the spoilers then go ahead and read some ramblings in this post ^_^v

Anyway ok here's some of my thoughts about this episode also I'd tell you some of my predictions for the finale alright?

So Episode 9 that ending was actually the ending of book five a dance with dragons, The whole fighting scene I was screaming and calling for the dragon to come and he did came OMG! it was so heartwarming and awesome so epic!

 To be honest I never thought they'd kill off Shireen that way my heart bled for her after that, I'm quite disappointed with the Sand Snakes I thought they would be really kick ass like but then their moves you can tell are pretty much routine practice I hope they get more action and their moves improve in time make it more natural and free flowing. As for Arya I really hope she gets her revenge pwahaha! also become a fully pledge faceless woman.

moving on with my Episode 10 Finale? hmm...they think they'd end it with Cersei walking in the street naked which is part of book five I believe? it's been a long time since I read and finished the book so yeah...what else? Sansa will get her revenge and kill off the Boltons mayhaps this season? oh yeah that would be great! The war to the north goes on Stannis marching on, Jon setting up the defense and line up as for Arya hopefully she would scratch one name off her list. That's some pretty bold predictions for me hopefully some of it come true and then we wait....for book six and next season.

I might post my entire review for season 5 afterwards so I won't forget what's up with the tv series so watch out for that if ever that came into light haha! how about you? what do you think? leave your thoughts in the comment section below and thanks for reading! :)

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Being here...

is peaceful
I feel like I have my own place
on my own again.

is simple
I feel like I can do whatever I want
whenever I want

is nice
everything's brand new
and very challenging

even though some of my plans never work out
as I thought it would be
I know everything will turn up right eventually.