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Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag (March 2015)

Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag - Product Info Card @iamcherrylemon

Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag – Product Info Card @iamcherrylemon

Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag - Contents @iamcherrylemon

Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag – Contents @iamcherrylemon

This is the March Head to Toe Breakfast bag from Beauteque! It is filled with 7 products themed around BREAKFAST, the most important meal of the day! A good breakfast will set you up ready to face the world!

These Beauteque Head to Toe Bags are not subscription based, so you can choose and order whichever one you like.

Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag - Product Info Card @iamcherrylemon

Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag – Product Info Card @iamcherrylemon

EVAS Vitamin Cleansing Foam 150ml, RRP $10

EVAS Vitamin Cleansing Foam [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon

EVAS Vitamin Cleansing Foam [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon


This cleansing foam feels very creamy and it foams up nicely, it has a very light lemon scent to it (ah.. how do they know I love lemons..???). This cleansing foam contains AHA, multi-vitamins, hyaluronic acid for moisture retention purposes, and lemon helps to brighten the skin.

EVAS Vitamin Cleansing Foam - Demo [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon

EVAS Vitamin Cleansing Foam – Demo [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon

Etude House Sunshine in Spoon Scrub Massage Yogurt 14ml * 4 sachets, RRP $6

Etude House in Spoon Scrub Massage Scrub Massage Yogurt [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon

Etude House in Spoon Scrub Massage Scrub Massage Yogurt [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon

Etude House in Spoon Scrub Massage Scrub Massage Yogurt - Instructions [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon

Etude House in Spoon Scrub Massage Scrub Massage Yogurt – Instructions [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon


Etude House is a well-known Korean brand, I have only discovered its skincare range in the recent year and I do like what I have tried so far. This massage Yogurt scrub comes to me at the right time, I have just ran out of facial scrubs! I cannot wait to give this a go tonight :o) It promises to make skin clear and soft.
To use, you massage the contents gently on your cleansed skin for 2 to 3 minutes, rinse off with water, pat dry and follow by your normal skincare routine.
Upon ordering this bag, you can choose between Sugar Apple and/or Raspberry options.

Too Cool for School Egg Cream Mask 28ml, RRP $5

Too Cool For School Egg Cream Mask [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon

Too Cool For School Egg Cream Mask [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon

People have been using eggs on their face for its pore tightening properties. This sheet mask contains egg yolk extract, ceramide and camellia oil. It helps to revitalise and brighten your skin.

From Nature eChoice Fermented Tea Skin Drinks Sleeping Pack 70g, RRP $12

From Nature eChoice Fermented Tea Skin Drinks Sleeping Pack [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon

From Nature eChoice Fermented Tea Skin Drinks Sleeping Pack [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon


I love sleeping packs and I have already tried this one before and I love it. This is a very light sleeping pack, it does not feel greasy upon application. It has a relaxing Jasmine tea scent to it, and my skin normally drinks this up overnight, then look and feel more hydrated on the next day :o)
This sleeping pack contains natural ingredients such as jasmine, rose and green tea.

From Nature eChoice Fermented Tea Skin Drinks Sleeping Pack - Demo [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon

From Nature eChoice Fermented Tea Skin Drinks Sleeping Pack – Demo [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon

eChoice is a low cost skincare brand, but it does not affect their product effectiveness. I would highly recommend this product to people with oily combination skin.

Skinfood Bath Fizzer [Honey Salt], RRP $12

Skinfood Bath Fizzer [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon

Skinfood Bath Fizzer [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon

The bath fizz contains sea salt and minerals to help cleanse your skin. These cute little bath fizzers are round and packed in an egg carton, so adorable! I like this eco-friendly packaging :) The smell is amazing, my Honey Salt bath fizzers smell of sweet floral scents. It will be perfect for a Sunday morning soak! Bliss!
You can choose from Honey Salt, Green Tea or Black Sugar.

Skinfood Bath Fizzer - Honey Salt [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon

Skinfood Bath Fizzer – Honey Salt [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon

Tony Moly Magic Food Banana Hand Milk 45ml, RRP $10

Tony Moly Magic Food Banana Hand Milk [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon

Tony Moly Magic Food Banana Hand Milk [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon


MY FAV OF THE BAG! I had to use capitals just to express how happy I am to receive this Banana hand milk! Not only does it look like a mini-banana, it smells of delicious sweet banana too, and I can’t stop sniffing my hands ahahaha
This hand cream contains Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Macadamia Seed Oil, Banana (!!) fruit extract and milk proteins.
It is a non-greasy type of hand cream/milk, the consistency is thick but light. It is easily absorbed into the skin.

Tony Moly Magic Food Banana Hand Milk - Demo [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon

Tony Moly Magic Food Banana Hand Milk – Demo [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon


Floral Wash Bag by Kyokoi (not valued)

Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag - Floral Wash Bag @iamcherrylemon

Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag – Floral Wash Bag @iamcherrylemon

Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag - Floral Wash Bag @iamcherrylemon

Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag – Floral Wash Bag @iamcherrylemon

This is not a sturdy wash bag, but it is sure cute with its floral prints and wipe clean surfaces. Ideal to take on travelling, I would use it to hold all my toiletries together but I can still squish it to the tightest space available :p (I over-pack every single time…)
Cherry Apron RRP $15

Cherry Apron [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon

Cherry Apron [Beauteque Head To Toe Breakfast Bag] @iamcherrylemon


Cherry Apron for me? oh Thank you! hehehe I love it for the obvious reasons. I have declared this as my baking apron, with its wipe-clean surface; it will be great for a messy baker like me.
This is a well curated bag, all the products look and smell wonderful. This is very well fitted to the theme of the bag “Breakfast”. I love this bag, it contains “Cherry” and “Lemon” ;)

You can still order this lovely bag filled with K-Beauty products until end of March 2015.
The bag costs $26 plus shipping, the total retail value is a whopping $70!

Only a week left, so if you do fancy the look of this, do make sure you grab one before they are gone :)

 

This is a PR sample which was kindly sent to me for review purposes, all opinions are honest and genuine.

ps. All little chicks appeared in this post are not part of the Beauteque bag, they only come out to play every Easter holiday :p


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Non-Beauty post: The Bite of the Knight, old artwork

The Bite of the Knight, Batik Painting @iamcherrylemon

The Bite of the Knight, Batik Painting @iamcherrylemon

A bit of a different post for you today. Non-beauty related, no nails, no nothing!

While reading Bulanlifestyle blog, Crazy bag lady has recently showcased a batik painting from her teens. Her painting is of two Balinese women wearing sarongs. It has a string blue background! I like batik paintings, I like the work involved and method of producing a piece.
This remind me that I’ve a batik painting too, from when I was a teen… it was a piece of work from school. I wasn’t going to blog about it, Crazy bag lady asked if I can show it so here it is! Hope you guys like it.

I can vaguely remember that my piece was inspired by magazines and newspapers! The title was definitely copied from a news article and has nothing to do with the painting! My art tutor helped me frame it but I never hung it up. It was and still being stored under the staircase at my parent’s house. Together with my small collection of leftover art work.

The Bite of the Knight (closeup) Batik Painting @iamcherrylemon

The Bite of the Knight (closeup) Batik Painting @iamcherrylemon

The Bite of the Knight (closeup) Batik Painting @iamcherrylemon

The Bite of the Knight (closeup) Batik Painting @iamcherrylemon

The Bite of the Knight (closeup) Batik Painting @iamcherrylemon

The Bite of the Knight (closeup) Batik Painting @iamcherrylemon

I used to like drawing and painting, not that I was good. .. .It was because I like art. It interests me, drawing and painting makes me happy. I drew pictures to gift to my grandparents :)

The Bite of the Knight (closeup) Batik Painting @iamcherrylemon

The Bite of the Knight (closeup) Batik Painting @iamcherrylemon

The Bite of the Knight (closeup) Batik Painting @iamcherrylemon

The Bite of the Knight (closeup) Batik Painting @iamcherrylemon

The Bite of the Knight (closeup) Batik Painting @iamcherrylemon

The Bite of the Knight (closeup) Batik Painting @iamcherrylemon

I like art so much that I even registered myself on A level Art. But after a year, I was told I was too slow and weren’t producing enough work for exams. That was when I gave up art and picked up accounting instead.

Sad, as I’ve never drew properly again. It changed my life and me.

 

Thank you for dropping by, have a great weekend :o)

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Iris - graphic line drawing @iamcherrylemon


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NOTD Simple and Elegant Black Lace stamping over multi-chrome polish “Vixen” by Polish me Silly

NOTD Simple and Elegant Black Lace stamping over multi-chrome polish Vixen by Polish me Silly @iamcherrylemon

NOTD Simple and Elegant Black Lace stamping over multi-chrome polish Vixen by Polish me Silly @iamcherrylemon

Hello there!
I love multi-chrome polishes, I believe they are one of the most mesmerising type of polishes you can wear (a bit OTT but this is how much I like multi-chromes!). The idea of multi-chrome is that it reflects and colour appears differently at different angles under different lightings.
The polish I have used today is the “Polish me Silly” Vixen. It is a multichrome that shifts from magneta red, rich purple wth tints of orange and maroon.
It is not easy to pick up all the colours I can see with me eyes, so you just have to imagine it being magically beautiful :P hahaha Well I will do my best.
Polish me Silly Nail Polish in Vixen @iamcherrylemon

Polish me Silly Nail Polish in Vixen @iamcherrylemon

I had to apply 3 coats of polishes in order to achieve the opaqueness that I was after. It covers all nail ridges and looks fabulous.
The rich purple almost looks satiny on the nails, so smooth and appear extremely glossy under one single coat of Glisten HK Girl fast drying top coat.
Polish me Silly Nail Polish in Vixen @iamcherrylemon

Polish me Silly Nail Polish in Vixen @iamcherrylemon

Polish me Silly Nail Polish in Vixen @iamcherrylemon

Polish me Silly Nail Polish in Vixen @iamcherrylemon

I have stamped a black lace pattern over the multichrome polish, it adds another layer of elegance to the mani!
The stamping plate used: Moyou London Kaleidoscope Collection plate 9
Thank you for reading and have a great Friday!
Polish me Silly Nail Polish in Vixen @iamcherrylemon

Polish me Silly Nail Polish in Vixen @iamcherrylemon


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Lip colours to take you from Spring to Summer! Burberry Lip Glow in Cameo, Blush and Mallow Pink, product review and photo swatches

 

Burberry Lip Glow (Cameo, Blush, Mallow Pink) @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Lip Glow (Cameo, Blush, Mallow Pink) @iamcherrylemon

Hi ladies and gents, how are we today? Are you ready for Spring in full force? Is it Spring where you are?

It doesn’t quite feel like Spring in the UK yet. We are still hitting 5 to 6C at nights. Never the less, my makeup looks are already changing, moving away from dark lips and blushes. Although my nails are still living in Winter (I love using dark polishes).

Today, I am sharing 3 colour picks lip colours that will take you from Spring to Summer. Namely, I have chosen a nude peach, medium pink with shimmer and a full-on healthy Summer-appropriate pink! All three colours are nice and warming to skin tone.

Official Description: Light reflecting Burberry Lip Glow adds a hint of colour for a fresh, moisturised glow and enhanced natural radiance The formula uses nourishing oils and ceramides that leave the lips hydrated, supple and naturally plumped.

Burberry Lip Glow (Cameo, Blush, Mallow Pink) @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Lip Glow (Cameo, Blush, Mallow Pink) @iamcherrylemon

 

Burberry Lip Glow (Cameo, Blush, Mallow Pink) Photo Swatches @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Lip Glow (Cameo, Blush, Mallow Pink) Photo Swatches @iamcherrylemon

Cameo No.08

It is a wearable peachy colour with a lovely soft sheen, I am normally quite shy of peach and bright corals. As you can wear this sheer, I am happy to use this alone or over a nude lip colour.

Blush No.04

Blush is one of my favourite colours from the range; this is probably the most universally flattering natural pink. I love the slight shimmer in this gloss. I am happy I can capture this in the swatch! Don’t worry, it is not as sparkly as it looks! It is just 100% gorgeous!

 

Burberry Lip Glow (Blush) Photo Swatch @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Lip Glow (Blush) Photo Swatch @iamcherrylemon

Mallow Pink No.19

This is a semi opaque sweet pink colour that I normally associate with summer blossoms. Wearing this alone makes me walk with a spring in my steps! A cheerful bright colour that does not look out of place in any summer events!

Summary 

Product: These lip glosses are scented, just like the rest of the range (apart from the new Burberry Kisses lipsticks which are fragrance free). These lip glosses are non-sticky and it feels nice and comfortable on the lips.

Long lasting: In terms of longevity, these last longer than Dior Fluidsticks on my lips, for around 4 hours.

Packaging: I love the packaging, gunmetal check embossed lids, with a see through perplex tub. The doe foot applicator is easy to use and apply with.

Coverage: Out of the three colour options, the Cameo and Blush are sheerer, Mallow Pink is semi-opaque.

If you do not like glosses, Burberry has Lip Glow Balms, these are in lip stick form and gives a tint of colour and provide hydration to the lips. I have reviewed Pink Peony from the Summery Shower collection.

 

Burberry Lip Glows are £18.50 for 6ml, available from Burberry.com

Major department stores such as John Lewis (Oxford Street), Selfridges and Harrods.

US Nordstrom for $29

 

Thanks for reading and Happy Thursday! 1 more day until the weekend ;)

Not a sponsored post, all products are purchased using my own money. I have not been compensated for this post.


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1 design 2 colour options! NOTD Blossoms Tri stamping layers manicure (using Models Own Chromes; Color Club holographic;  Ethereal Lacquer; Barry M & Moyou London Pro XL 14)

NOTD Spring Blossoms Triple Layer Stamping on Barry M Gelly Coconut (Moyou London Pro XL 14) @iamcherrylemon

NOTD Spring Blossoms Triple Layer Stamping on Barry M Gelly Coconut (Moyou London Pro XL 14) @iamcherrylemon

NOTD Spring Blossoms Triple Layer Stamping on Ethereal Lacquer Poison (Moyou London Pro XL 14) @iamcherrylemon

NOTD Spring Blossoms Triple Layer Stamping on Ethereal Lacquer Poison (Moyou London Pro XL 14) @iamcherrylemon

Hi, how are you today?
Today’s post is sharing stamping manicure design in two different colour options, like Day / Night!? Pastels / darks?
I’ve always wanted to stamp with more than one colour. I like how the layering works and the multiple colours make the mani looking like mini paintings!

Polishes used for the pastel/day version:
Barry M Gelly Nail Paints in Coconut (off White)
Models Own Chrome polishes in Olive and Pink
Color Club holographic polish in Angel Kiss (A brilliant holo that you can stamp with!)

NOTD Spring Blossoms Triple Layer Stamping on Barry M Gelly Coconut (Moyou London Pro XL 14) @iamcherrylemon

NOTD Spring Blossoms Triple Layer Stamping on Barry M Gelly Coconut (Moyou London Pro XL 14) @iamcherrylemon

Polishes used for the darks/night version:
Ethereal Lacquer nail polish in Poison
Models Own Chrome polishes in Mauve and Blue
Color Club holo polish in Angel Kiss

NOTD Spring Blossoms Triple Layer Stamping on Ethereal Lacquer Poison (Close-up) @iamcherrylemon

NOTD Spring Blossoms Triple Layer Stamping on Ethereal Lacquer Poison (Close-up) @iamcherrylemon

Triple Layer Stamping (Close-up) @iamcherrylemon

Triple Layer Stamping (Close-up) @iamcherrylemon

I like both versions, and will not be able to choose. I would probably recreate the darker version simply because the holographic reflects more intensively on a darker background. But for the lighter version, it looks very pretty and romantic, lovey dovey like!

Here is Ethereal Lacquer nail polish in Poison… this is a beautiful dark plummy jelly polish with gorgeous blue glitter specks. Totally in love with this.

Ethereal Lacquer in Poison - Photo Swatch @iamcherrylemon

Ethereal Lacquer in Poison – Photo Swatch @iamcherrylemon

Ethereal Lacquer in Poison - Photo Swatch (Close up) @iamcherrylemon

Ethereal Lacquer in Poison – Photo Swatch (Close up) @iamcherrylemon

Have you tried stamping with several colours? Results are surprisingly pleasant!

 

Thank you for reading and Happy Sunday! It is Mothering Sunday in the UK today, so Happy Mother’s day to all the mummies!


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NOTD Happy New Year by Frightfully Spectacular (photo swatch)

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Frightfully Spectacular Nail Polish in Happy New Year (by Abba) @iamcherrylemon

Hello! I’ve a quick swatch post for you today! I’ve made an order during the flash sale via the Frightfully Spectacular FB page. I finally ordered “Pink Sunshine” and “Bring me to life”, along with the brand new holographic polish called “Epic”.
The lovely Lolly has included this bonus polish  “Happy New Year” with some water decals and candies. Thank you Lolly!
This polish is a medium chrome blue with light sea green undertone, I really like this colour! I had a prom dress in the exact same shade. (Don’t ask me to OOTD with it as I can’t fit into it anymore! :P )
Looking at the polish,  swishing the polish around the bottle masks it look like some blue quick sand!

Thank you for dropping by! Do you still remember your prom dress? :D


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Sasatinnie Smoothing and Hydrating Peach Hand Gloves – Product Review

Sasatinnie Soothing and Hydrating Peach Hand Gloves @iamcherrylemon

Sasatinnie Soothing and Hydrating Peach Hand Gloves @iamcherrylemon

Hi and hope you are well. Today I’ll be reviewing the Sasatinnie hand mask in Peach flavour. It contains Ginkgo, Peach and Rose extracts.

Sasatinnie is a brand that you can find in Sasa, it is a widely known Asian beauty chain within the Asia. They have an online store that sells a vast range of Asian and Western beauty brands, they also ships internationally. Their own line of Sasatinnie products are mostly made in Korea. Price range is very competitive to other brands.

The hand mask is a pair of white plastic gloves lined with a line cotton mesh; the gloves are lightly filled with hand care lotion. The first thing I’ve noticed is the delicious peach scent. It doesn’t smell of sweet fake peaches, it really does smell like peaches! I might pick up the hand lotion just for the scent!

Sasatinnie Soothing and Hydrating Peach Hand Gloves @iamcherrylemon

Sasatinnie Soothing and Hydrating Peach Hand Gloves @iamcherrylemon

Sasatinnie Soothing and Hydrating Peach Hand Gloves (Instructions) @iamcherrylemon

Sasatinnie Soothing and Hydrating Peach Hand Gloves (Instructions) @iamcherrylemon

Gingko extract – for improving circulation
Peach extract – contains hydrating properties
Rose extract – contains hydrating and soothing properties to help with deeply moisturising the hands

Instruction is very easy to follow:
1. Clean hands and pat dry
2. Wear these gloves for 15 to 20 mins
3. Remove gloves and massage the leftover essence into the hands

Sasatinnie Soothing and Hydrating Peach Hand Gloves (Step by Step) @iamcherrylemon

Sasatinnie Soothing and Hydrating Peach Hand Gloves (Step by Step) @iamcherrylemon

To use, I only have to wear these gloves for 15 to 20 minutes. After that, I massaged the excess lotion into the hands as instructed. The skin does feel hydrated and I’ve lost the tight “dry skin” feel. Please see summary for my overall verdict!

I have the “BEFORE” and “AFTER” pictures of my hands.

Sasatinnie Soothing and Hydrating Peach Hand Gloves (Before and After #1) @iamcherrylemon

Sasatinnie Soothing and Hydrating Peach Hand Gloves (Before and After #1) @iamcherrylemon

Sasatinnie Soothing and Hydrating Peach Hand Gloves (Before and After #2) @iamcherrylemon

Sasatinnie Soothing and Hydrating Peach Hand Gloves (Before and After #2) @iamcherrylemon

Sasatinnie Soothing and Hydrating Peach Hand Gloves (Before and After #3) @iamcherrylemon

Sasatinnie Soothing and Hydrating Peach Hand Gloves (Before and After #3) @iamcherrylemon

Price: $3.99 USD, the sasatinnie hand gloves were on offer for $1.99 when I purchased them.

Product Summary:
I would recommend to use a hand mask for twice to three times a week to keep them in tip top conditions!
For me, I am unlikely to repurchase this. The essence left on the hands after the treatment could feel a little bit waxy (it won’t get absorbed into the skin), and it only felt a little bit nicer after a hand wash. The moisturising effects on the hands lasted about half a day if I do not continue the care with hand lotions. I much prefer the “Soap & Glory Hand Glove” as overnight treatment with a pair of cotton gloves. The result was dramatic and more long-lasting.

Hand masks are still new to me, I probably do 50 face masks before I remember to use one hand mask.
Do you use hand masks? How do you look after your hands?

Thank you for reading and have a great start to your week!


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Burberry Kisses Lipstick, more kisses for the Spring time – Photo swatches and Review

Burberry Kisses Lipsticks (L to R Crimson Pink, Claret Pink, Bright Plum) @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Kisses Lipsticks (L to R Crimson Pink, Claret Pink, Bright Plum) @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Kisses Lipsticks @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Kisses Lipsticks @iamcherrylemon

Hi there, Burberry has launched a complete new range of lipsticks few days ago! Joining the existing Lip velvets (mattes), Lip Mists (sheer) and Lip Glows (glosses). This new range is set to replace the existing Lip Cover lipsticks (full coverage lip sticks).
This range offers 28 shades from brights and vampy colours, there will be a shade for everyone. Although,  Wendy Rowe used only Nude Beige on all the models during the AW15 Runway show last week! I’m not brave enough to walk around with that light shade yet!

Burberry Kisses Lipsticks @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Kisses Lipsticks @iamcherrylemon

Official Description: Discover Burberry Kisses, the effortlessly buildable lip colour, designed to give multiple lip looks with just one shade
The weightless formula delivers a customisable make-up result – a single kiss of colour gives understated luminosity, two or three kisses give intense depth and vibrancy
A rich blend of satin-finish pigments and shiny polymers gives luminous colour brilliance
Enriched with our signature blend of tea, lavender and rosehip, the whisper-light texture glides on with supreme comfort and gives six hours of continuous hydration.

Burberry Kisses Lipsticks (L to R Crimson Pink, Claret Pink, Bright Plum) @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Kisses Lipsticks (L to R Crimson Pink, Claret Pink, Bright Plum) @iamcherrylemon

The packaging is no different to their existing line of lipsticks. Metallic gunmetal casing with embossed check patterns and magnetic closure to the lid. The bullet also has the check pattern as well. All looking very aligned with the range.

The lipstick formula contains a blend of tea, lavender and Rosehip extracts. It promises high pigmentation with hydrating properties, leaving your lips smooth and hydrated. The signature scent of the Burberry makeup line is not detectable. Apparently, this new line is made fragrance free. Great news to those who are sensitive to fragrance perfumes.

This range boosts:

  • Buildable coverage (from sheer to full)
  • Long lasting formula for 6 hours
  • Continuous hydration

All swatches done with 1 swipe from left to 4 swipes on the right.

Bright Plum (No. 101) is darker than I expected. It is more suitable to wear during Autumn and Winter. But I might still try this with a layer in the summer months :) A classic plum colour… maybe I can do a Kendall Jenner’s Berry lips!

Burberry Kisses Lipstick - Bright Plum No. 101 Photo Swatch (1 to 4 swipes) @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Kisses Lipstick – Bright Plum No. 101 Photo Swatch (1 to 4 swipes) @iamcherrylemon

Claret Pink (No. 45) is a medium soft pink that wears sheerer than I like.

Burberry Kisses Lipstick - Claret Pink No. 45 Photo Swatch (1 to 4 swipes) @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Kisses Lipstick – Claret Pink No. 45 Photo Swatch (1 to 4 swipes) @iamcherrylemon

Crimson Pink (No. 53) is my favourite of the trio. It looks so lovely on the lips. It is a warm medium pink, I like 2 swipes of this during the day in the office.

Burberry Kisses Lipstick - Crimson Pink No. 53 Photo Swatch (1 to 4 swipes) @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Kisses Lipstick – Crimson Pink No. 53 Photo Swatch (1 to 4 swipes) @iamcherrylemon

I’ve selected three colour options, namely Crimson Pink (No. 53), Bright Plum (No. 101) and Claret Pink (No. 45). I thought I will try some different colours this time round. I did make a beeline for the reds but I have already got the beautiful Miltary Red and Poppy Red in other formulas.

Burberry Kisses Lipsticks @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Kisses Lipsticks @iamcherrylemon

So how do they last and feel on the lips?
I do like wearing two layers to achieve an easy to wear look. Three layers looks perfectly immaculate and great for evening.
It transfers lightly onto drink glasses and lasts about 4 hours for me before I had to retouch it with another layer. It does leave a stain on the lips, especially the Bright Plum option. Claret Pink was sheerer than the other two colours and might need extra layers to achieve total opacity. All wears extremely well on the lips, it does last but not as well as the mattes.
In summary, I like the sheen of the lipsticks, and how moistured it made my lips felt. Crimson Pink will be my new favourite in my handbag!
Price: £25 for lipstick from Burberry.com

Burberry Kisses Lipsticks @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Kisses Lipsticks @iamcherrylemon

Awesome! I’m loving the Kisses lipsticks at the moment. The jury is out to see if I’m going back for more ;P

What do you think of these? All the brands are bringing out some awesome lipstick formulas, it was very hard to choose!

Burberry Kisses Lipsticks @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Kisses Lipsticks @iamcherrylemon

Thank you for reading and Happy Friday!!


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MaskGenie Special Edition: Oriental Beauty Pouch (Chinese New Year special)

MaskGenie Oriental Beauty Edition (2015 Chinese New Year Special) @iamcherrylemon

MaskGenie Oriental Beauty Edition (2015 Chinese New Year Special) @iamcherrylemon

Hi there, I received this special edition mask pouch on Saturday. I am so excited about this mask selection that I absolutely have to do a UNPOUCHING! I will blog about these masks in the near future :o)

[10 masks, so it might take me at least two to three weeks!]

Let’s get back to the unpouching!

This special edition is called the “Oriental Beauty Pouch”, specially curated in time to celebrate Chinese New Year. All masks selected will contain Asian ingredients fit for use by an ancient oriental beauty queen!

Normally, each normal Mask Genie  mask pouch comes in a blue or red organza drawstring pouch. This special edition has a Chinese New Year themed one! A gorgeous red Sateen drawstring pouch containing nine masks, the tenth mask was too big to fit into the red pouch! Within the pouch, there are also two red shiny candies included. These are New Year “lai-see” candies, we generally eat these by buckets when we were younger! Nice little touch, Eugene!

Red Pocket (Lai-see) Candies

Red Pocket (Lai-see) Candies

MaskGenie Oriental Beauty Edition (2015 Chinese New Year Special) - Unpounching @iamcherrylemon

MaskGenie Oriental Beauty Edition (2015 Chinese New Year Special) – Unpounching @iamcherrylemon

Tosowoong Rice Paper Pack Original (Korea) RRP $10

Tosowoong Rice Paper Pack (Korea) @iamcherrylemon

Tosowoong Rice Paper Pack (Korea) @iamcherrylemon

This is the spoiler mask for the pouch, Eugene reviewed and confirmed it will be in the Oriental Beauty pouch for shipping.

Tosowoong Rice Paper Pack (Korea) @iamcherrylemn

Tosowoong Rice Paper Pack (Korea) @iamcherrylemn

This is a mask made of real rice, in the form of rice paper which is similar to the rice paper that you use for Vietnamese summer rolls. [Vietnamese summer rolls are yummy by the way! I visited my sister’s inlaws and they made some delicious summer rolls! I love Vietnamese foods!]
Basically the mask comes in two parts, packed neatly in a tray. It also comes with a 23g sachet of essence, in which you saturate the rice paper mask pieces with! It is suggested you can get other essences from Tosowoong, addressing different skin concerns.

It is currently on “buy one get one free” offer at Koreadepart.com for $9.18 USD

LoveMore Herba Saussurea Involucrata Revival Mask Sheet (Taiwan) RRP $8 for 5 masks

LoveMore Herba Saussurea Involucrata Revival Mask Sheet (Taiwan) @iamcherrylemon

LoveMore Herba Saussurea Involucrata Revival Mask Sheet (Taiwan) @iamcherrylemon

If I didn’t read the Chinese label I would have no idea what this is! But the main ingredient of this mask is Snow Lotus. Snow Lotus, a mythical herbal medicine used for reviving people from poisoning and near-death. I didn’t even know it actually exists but I won’t depend my life on it!
Anyhow, this mask also contains peony extracts, aloe vera extracts, organic gingko, pearl powder and white tea extracts.
The actual mask itself is made of natural silk!  Very luxurious!

LoveMore Pearl Barley & Milk Mask Sheet (Taiwan) RRP $8 for 5 masks 

LoveMore Pearl Barley & Milk Mask Sheet (Taiwan) @iamcherrylemon

LoveMore Pearl Barley & Milk Mask Sheet (Taiwan) @iamcherrylemon

I’ve always liked skin products with milk extracts. This looks like one gentle mask, and I’m looking forward to trying this. This mask contains Premium Barley Extract, Milk Protein, Deep Ocean Water, Hyaluronic Acid, Hydrolyzed Silk Protein and Horse Chestnut Extract

Snowy Green tea, Seaweed and Collagen facial essence mask RRP $1 

Snowy Green tea, Collagen Facial Essence Mask (Korea) @iamcherrylemon

Snowy Green tea, Collagen Facial Essence Mask (Korea) @iamcherrylemon

I’ve tried this mask last night, it has an obvious Aloe Vera scent which is very pleasant. My skin felt refreshed and moisturised.
Unfortunately, I haven’t read the instructions carefully and I didn’t wash off the excess serum after removing the mask. I woke up with white sticky bits on my face!

Natural ingredients facial masks @iamcherrylemon

Natural ingredients facial masks @iamcherrylemon

Lebelage Pearl Natural Mask RRP $5 for 3 masks

Dermal Gold Collagen Essence Mask (Korea) and Lebelage Natural Mask Pearl (Korea) @iamcherrylemon

Dermal Gold Collagen Essence Mask (Korea) and Lebelage Natural Mask Pearl (Korea) @iamcherrylemon

This looks like a standard facial mask containing pearl powder. Pearl has been known to be great for the skin. I’ve used and liked pearl masks; I’ve also consumed pearl powder, as it had been known to be beneficial to the skin.

It is important to only consume and use good quality pearl powder. Normally, I would mix the powder with serum or creams :o)

Dermal Gold Collagen Essence Mask RRP $5 for 10 masks

Wow, super value or what? This mask contains nano gold, collagen and vitamin E. There is probably a minute amount of gold in this mask, but the thought of having some in my skincare makes it a special mask indeed! This mask promises to brightens and moisturises the skin. Eugene did mention this is a budget mask, but pretty good for daily use.

Koreadepart $5 for 10 mask deal

Kao Steaming Eye Mask (Chamomile) RRP $1.50

I love steaming eye masks! I have recently reviewed it here. But I have always used the Fragrance-Free version so this is a nice change which I am looking forward in trying.

Kao Chamomile Steam Eye Mask (Japan) @iamcherrylemon

Kao Chamomile Steam Eye Mask (Japan) @iamcherrylemon

My Beauty Diary Imperial Bird’s Nest Mask RRP $16 for 10 masks

My Beauty Diary Imperial Bird's Nest Mask (Taiwan) @iamcherrylemon

My Beauty Diary Imperial Bird’s Nest Mask (Taiwan) @iamcherrylemon

One of the most interesting items within this pouch is the Imperial bird nest mask! It promises to nourish dry skin. “My Beauty Diary” is a well-known Taiwanese beauty brand. It produces some really good products; I have their Black Pearl masks and have been using them for a while now. The mask shapes are good and each comes with a lot of essence.

Amazon $16 for 10 masks with free shipping

The History of Whoo Gongjinhyang Nok-Yong Pack $45 for 135ml

This sleeping mask contains Velvet Deer Antler Extract and Royal Jelly Extract. It is unusual to see Deer Antler in skincare, as it isn’t common for Asian to consume deer antler in medicine in modern days! This is said to be a warming mask, it leaves the skin moisturised and glowing. I have heard good reviews on this but never have tried it! I shall report back if I do enjoy it!

Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalising Mask (Korea) and The History of Fo Nok Yong Pack (Korea) @iamcherrylemon

Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalising Mask (Korea) and The History of Fo Nok Yong Pack (Korea) @iamcherrylemon

Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalizing Mask RRP $60 for 120ml

Sulwhasoo is a famous Korean skincare brand, it is known they include Korean Ginseng in most of their line. This sleeping mask is formulated with Korean medicinal herbs, it helps to reveal glowing healthy skin after use.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sulwhasoo-Overnight-Vitalizing-Mask-120ml/dp/B007YXKF92
So, what do you think? I cannot wait to try the rice sheet and the imperial bird nest masks! This is by far, the most exciting selection of masks I have ever received! The good thing regarding these masks is that I can find most of these on either amazon or Ebay!

What is MaskGenie?
MaskGenie is a mask subscription service that you can choose which editions/month mask pouches to purchase. All prices include shipping. Eugene is the mastermind behind MaskGenie, she has a FB page and Instagram account so you can find out more about her services and MaskGenie. Eugene reviews many of the mask pouch contents, and would give a quick overview on each one.

Please note MaskGenie’s subscription is not about giving you more products for the money you pay for, it is about bringing together different range of masks from Asia that we would not normally be able to get our hands on or thought of trying.

There is flexibility in choosing which month’s subscription; so far I have only bought the January (Launch edition) pouch and this special Oriental Beauty edition.

Thank you so much for reading! Have a great week!

Please note this is not a sponsored post, and I paid for all the products with my own money! If you want more information, please read the disclaimer. Thank you!


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Red lipsticks are for life, my Mac red lipstick collection – product review and photo swatches

MAC Lipsticks (Brave Red, Cockney, Mac Red, Riri Woo and Russian Red) @iamcherrylemon

MAC Lipsticks (Brave Red, Cockney, Mac Red, Riri Woo and Russian Red) @iamcherrylemon

MAC Lipsticks (Brave Red, Cockney, Mac Red, Riri Woo and Russian Red) @iamcherrylemon

MAC Lipsticks (Brave Red, Cockney, Mac Red, Riri Woo and Russian Red) @iamcherrylemon

When I was a kid, I always wondered why people wear red lipsticks? Being the shy little girl that I was, drawing attention to myself was the last thing I wanted. Little did I know, just how it can transform one’s mood!

Today I will be sharing my small Mac lipstick collection and swatches! They are five reds in five different formulations!
To some people all shades of red might look very similar, I couldn’t see the difference until I’ve started wearing the colour myself.

MAC Lipsticks (Brave Red, Cockney, Mac Red, Riri Woo and Russian Red) @iamcherrylemon

MAC Lipsticks (Brave Red, Cockney, Mac Red, Riri Woo and Russian Red) @iamcherrylemon

MAC Lipsticks (Brave Red, Cockney, Mac Red, Riri Woo and Russian Red) @iamcherrylemon

MAC Lipsticks (Brave Red, Cockney, Mac Red, Riri Woo and Russian Red) @iamcherrylemon

Why wear a red lipstick?
Red lipsticks are considered elegant and classic, it can makes the wearer’s makeup look immaculate.
Turn the simplest makeup look into something  extraordinary. As if you’ve made alot of effort!
It is a classic colour that most people can wear regardless of age.
Some ladies find wearing reds give them more confidence.
There is a shade of red for everyone!

‘Red lipstick is a source of strength,’ says Poppy King, creator of Lipstick Queen. ‘You put it on and suddenly you feel more capable than you did without it.’

There are some simple tips for getting it right:
1. When wearing a red lips, wear simpler eye makeup. Lips will have a big impact with the attention catching shade!
2. To avoid red lipstick stain on your teeth. Wikihow
3. Apply carefully. Red looks best when it is done neatly. Apply with a lip brush and clean up with concealer around the mouth if you can.
4. Wear a matching red liner, it makes your lipstick last longer, the edges will look shaper and more defined.
4. Get the right toned reds. It is not a rule, but some makeup artists would recommend warmer reds on warm toned skin. Bluer reds on cooler toned skin. If in doubt, go and ask for advice at any Mac counters.

Ok here’s the review!

MAC Lipsticks (Brave Red, Cockney, Mac Red, Riri Woo and Russian Red) @iamcherrylemon

MAC Lipsticks (Brave Red, Cockney, Mac Red, Riri Woo and Russian Red) @iamcherrylemon

Mac Red
This is a true blue based red that’s brighter than its sister Russian red. It can appear red with a slight lean towards magenta on lips. The formulation is Satin, feels like a semi matte lipstick with a shocking punch of pigment!
Good but not completely full coverage with one swipe of product, it leaves a slight sheen on the lips.
It wears comfortably for at least 4 hours for me.
I do recommend this if you happen to like Russian Red, and/or think Russian Red is slightly too dark or too matte and drying.

Brave Red
Brave Red is a Cremesheen formula Mac lipstick. It feel creamy and looks dewy on the lips. This is a surprise to me as I have not expect myself to like it as much as I do!
This lipstick is very moisturising and comfortable to wear.

MAC Lipsticks in Mac Red and Brave Red @iamcherrylemon

MAC Lipsticks in Mac Red and Brave Red @iamcherrylemon

Russian Red
Russian red is medium red with neutral undertone. It is a matte finish lipstick and feel slightly drying on the lips.
Stays on for 6/7 hours+ when primed with Mac lip pencil in Cherry. You can also pair Russian Red with Brick lip pencil.
Stays on for 4 to 5 hours when worn alone. It does stain your lips very nicely. I don’t reapply unless it looks ridiculous!
Adding lip pencil in Cherry brightens the overall look. I prefer the brighter tone that it brings. This combo is almost indestructible! It lasts around 7 hours with minor touching up.
This lipstick shade would always be special to me. This is the recommended lip colour for my evening wedding gown by my photographer/former MUA. I enjoyed wearing this and it brings back lovely memories from the day.

MAC Lipsticks in Russian Red and Cockney [Most loved!] @iamcherrylemon

MAC Lipsticks in Russian Red and Cockney [Most loved!] @iamcherrylemon


Riri Woo
Riri Woo is a special edition of the famous Ruby Woo.  Rihanna was the spokeperson / promoter for this in 2014, it is slightly bluer than Ruby Woo and a tint darker. I cannot confirm as I do not own Ruby Woo!
This is one of my newest reds from Mac. In fact, I have not bought more Mac after this!
The formula of this lipstick is Retro Matte. It’s a matte but not as drying as the original Mac matte lipsticks, and it wears very comfortably.

MAC Riri Woo @iamcherrylemon

MAC Riri Woo @iamcherrylemon

Cockney
Cockney is a sheer(ish) medium orange red with some tiny gold shimmery particles. It is very flattering on warmer skin tone. I believe this is a very good red for first timers, as it is sheer therefore easy to build up the intensity.
Cockney’s “lustre” formulation makes it easier to wear, the shade is really lovely but it does not last too long on the lips. I am happy to reapply as often as needed. You can see from the photos that this is my most used red!

MAC red Lipstick swatches (Brave Red, Cockney, Mac Red, Riri Woo and Russian Red) @iamcherrylemon

MAC red Lipstick swatches (Brave Red, Cockney, Mac Red, Riri Woo and Russian Red) @iamcherrylemon

This year Mac is repromoting some of their red lipsticks in a collection called “Red red red”, namely Lady Bug, Alarm, Toxic Tale, See Sheer and many other lipglasses.

Mac lipsticks are generally £15.50, and there’s a 10% off Beauty promotion at Debenhams.com until Sunday 1st March 2015. Perfect time to stock up maybe? Get shopping! :P

If you don’t wear red lipsticks, would you try a red now? And if you do wear reds, do you have a holy grail red you would like to share with us?

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