Just going to share with you guys some stuff I've bought recently and what just arrived in the mail!
My friend found this store in Perth that sells imported authentic fashion from Japan. There's a lot of 109 brands like Liz Lisa and Snidel etc so of course I went to check it out asap! The stuff was of course pricey and there wasn't that many Liz Lisa stuff but the owner said there's a lot of new stock coming and that they are currently held up at Australia customer. Due to the Japan earthquake, the new stock are being checked for radiation etc. so it's taking longer than anticipated. (Australian customs are super strict!)
Also he said if there's anything I like on Jap mags like ViVi he can order it for me if it's not sold out! Too bad I'm moving to Malaysia soon and also I'm pretty broke >__<
Anyway what I did end up buying there was the Liz Lisa Spring kago bag!!
I've been eyeing this bag ever since February at the HK and Taipei Liz Lisa boutiques but I ended up talking myself out of it because
1. I rather spend the $$ buying Liz Lisa clothes
2. This basket would be impossible to pack into my luggage meaning I have to carry it all the way back to Malaysia and then back to Perth
So when I saw it at the shop I was like OMG must buy! It's fate! Because this was like the Feb Spring collection and the only reason the shop had it was because he ordered it in Feb but it only came recently! The price was reasonable enough (100aud) I don't know how much is it at Liz Lisa boutiques but I felt it was meant to be for me to buy this bag >__<
Dunno when I can use it though because it's Winter right now in Australia... But since I will be going to Malaysia soon... =)
Ok enough of me rambling, here are the photos!
And the other thing I bought at the store is these shoes! It's really expensive though - 150aud so wasn't sure if it's worth the price but it's quite comfortable because I even wore it out to clubbing and I really love the design! It matches so well with all my gyaru clothes >__<
For all fellow Perth readers/friends this shop is called Chimomo and it's in Carillon City next to DIVA accessories in the City.
Remember my post about cosmagic blushes? Well because of this little baby here....
Cosmagic Sweet Deco Cheek Peach Pink 02
I ended up buying all this....from Bonjour HK. It took one whole month for the stuff to arrive from the day I paid for it!! So don't think I'll be buying from them again any time soon... (especially since I pretty much bought everything I wanted anyway). Also their website is super hard to navigate through and a LOT of stuff is out of stock =.=!
And don't you worry I got a good long harsh scolding from my bf about "wasting money" ya-da-ya-da =.=
But me likey new stuff ok? Especially cosmetics and especially the hottest gyaru cosmetics that you have to have if you are a hardcore gyaru lover! I hope all fellow gyarus will understand this *need* lol..!
Other stuff from my Bonjour haul
Melliesh Blush 02 Baby pink, Melliesh Lip gloss in #1 and #5
Stocking up on my Dolly wink no. 5 (my 3rd packet)
Double eyelid stuff... I don't know why I bought more...I have so many right now it's not even funny but it's kinda the next thing I want to master... The eye talk one is from SaSa
But to my defence I don't have any double eyelid glue, they are different from eyelash glue so I want to give them a try
Dolly Wink nail polish! ❤❤❤ These colours are always sold out on SaSa!
And first time trying out Skin Food masks because everyone's been raving about them!
Ok that's all about my recent new stuff
Onto the next bit which has been requested by a reader Katie! Warning: a lot of text, if you can't be bothered reading then please skip the rest of the entry =P
Different ways to apply liquid foundation
There are three main ways to apply liquid foundation - With your fingers, with foundation brushes (Duo fibre or Normal foundation brush) and sponges
I'm going to talk about them in the order of my personal preference - least favourite to favourite. Note: This is all just from my personal experience and knowledge, it may or may not be correct.
- Cheapest option
- It's handy when you don't have any brushes or sponges on hand
- Your fingers have natural warmth (if it doesn't you should me worried.. or maybe we should be worried...) so it melts away the foundation and help the foundation blend into your skin more smoothly - That's what they say... but I personally find sponges and foundation brushes do a better job
- If you don't wash your hands properly you are spreading germs on your face
- If you don't wash your hands right after foundation application, you are going to get foundation everywhere!
I'm not a huge fan of using fingers because I don't like the oily fingers covered with foundation feeling. Then you get the taps dirty with foundation and.. eww it's just messy!
- Fairly cheap
- It creates a very smooth finish to your foundation (I think better than fingers)
- Sponges absorb a lot of product so you are wasting a lot of product because it is not going onto your skin, it's going into the sponge!! This is a very important point and the main reason that puts me off sponges so I only use sponges for the cheaper stuff like bb creams and definitely do not use them for my expensive foundations!
- It gets dirty looking very fast so you have to change to a new sponge quite regularly and in the long run can be pricey
In conclusion: I used to use sponges a LOT with my bb creams because that was my everyday base but now I'm more and more lazy so I use Majorlica's compact foundation as an everyday base. Still using sponge but it's a different story when you are apply compact foundation with a sponge vs applying liquid foundation with sponge.
Makeup brushes - Foundation and Duo Fibre brushes:
- Foundation brushes creates a very smooth finish
- Doesn't absorb as much product as sponges
- It's the most expensive option in the short run if you are looking at buying the high-end brands like MAC and Shu Uemura, with that said it's definitely worth the investment because if you take care of your brushes properly they last like years and years!!
- You have to wash them quite regularly or the brushes will collect germs which you will be spreading all over your face next time you use them
- It's a pain to wash them, especially the foundation brush because it's so oily and you feel like it's never really clean...
Difference between Foundation brush and Duo fibres
- Duo fibres absorb more product than foundation brushes
- Foundation brushes are good to create full coverage because you can use it to build your foundation where as duo fibre is more of a buffing brush and creates a more natural coverage
I actually don't own a foundation brush right now (I bought a cheap one few weeks ago and lost it the next day =.=)
I prefer Duo fibres because you are applying foundation with a buffing motion and it creates a more flawless polished look. Foundation brushes may create that streaky look especially if you are using a cheap brush.
I hope all that is helpful!!
Will try to post reviews on all my new cosmetics ^__^ I was suppose to start blogging about my holy grail items but been putting it off for ages..! Promise will do at least one HG item soon!