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7.6.17

ANOTHER COLOURPOP COSMETICS HAUL

I have been sitting on this blog post for a while and finally have time to blog about it. I've done a huge haul and picked these up during the 20% sitewide offer and when the Empty Magnetic Palette was launched.

5.6.17

NEW IN SKINCARE AND BEAUTY

After a long spending ban, I'm sure you would of all expected this, I hit pan on quite a few products and had to restock. There are a couple of items that you have already seen which I will link the reviews, I hope you're as excited as me to see what I picked up and if there are certain items you want me to review let me know. Getting straight into the post.

31.5.17

MAY FAVOURITES

Hi, I'm back with my monthly favourites, it's been a little quiet on here with everything going on I just wanted to take a little break and now I'm feeling refreshed. This month I've gone back to some old faves and I have been obsessed with a golden brown smokey eye hence all the eyeshadows. Enjoy!

22.5.17

THE ORDINARY HIGH-ADHERENCE SILICONE PRIMER REVIEW

I went ahead and purchased The Ordinary High Adherence Silicone Primer with my Asos order, this was something that I wanted to try on my list from The Ordinary, an affordable skincare brand which has now launched foundations. This product claims to blur, smooth and prime.

19.5.17

A PERSONALISED TEATOX | TEAGIME REVIEW*

Are you a tea or coffee person? I have never been a fan of coffee since it gives me a really bad head so I'm up for all sorts of tea, the traditional ones where you add milk or the more herbal teas with loose leafs. I was kindly contacted by Teagime* to review their subscription service. It is tailored to you by filling a questionnaire based on your taste preferences and health goals which can be updated any time after you sign up. Teagime is UK's only personalised teatox programme and does not contain and unhealthy and painful colon cleansing effects.

17.5.17

COLOURPOP SUPER SHOCK SHADOWS | THE SHIMMERS

Last time I talked about the Colourpop Cosmetics Super Shock Shadows in the matte formula, today we are going to go through the shimmers/toppers that I have in my collection. The Super Shock Shadows have a unique bouncy texture and is what Colourpop was known for along with their lippie sticks when they first launched. The Super Shock Shadows are $5 dollars each and they always launch new shades and collections. Getting straight into the collection.

16.5.17

BLOG SALE

RULES

This blog sale is UK only. 
  • P&P prices are £2.50 and any additional items that you wish to purchase will be weighed and I will recalculate the shipping costs. Everything will be 2nd Class Recorded Signed For Delivery which can take from 3-7days depending where you live. 
  • All payments are to be made by Paypal and within 48 hours, if you have any issues please email (joycekayanlau@gmail.com) or tweet me (@joycekayanlau).  
  • All makeup has been cleaned. 
  • To purchase any of the items, list them below in the blog comment section along with your email address so I can send you an invoice.

15.5.17

ARDERE COSMETICS NATURAL TO NIGHT EYESHADOW PALETTE REVIEW


Many of you know I swear by the Ardere Cosmetics Brow Fibre and Flawless Concealer. And I am so happy to review their latest addition to their portfolio. The Natural to Night Palette*. This palette contains 9 eyeshadows suitable for day to night wear with a mixture 4 different formulas, matte, satin, metallic and diamond.

12.5.17

SWIMWEAR PICKS


Who else can't wait till the holidays? I have booked my flights to go to the Philippines on a real beach holiday. I have been looking at soo much swimwear and these are the bits that I have been liking along with some accessories that I have spotted. I have included all the links below.

10.5.17

GET SUMMER FEET READY



Today I'm sharing products and tip and trips to get your summer sandal feet ready.My feet is always the place on my body that I always neglect and we stand on our feet all day so they do need to be looked after and pampered. There's nothing worse that putting on your new summer sandals for you to discover dry feet and cracked heels. I'm sure you want to rock those summer shoes so now it the time to prep.

8.5.17

IT'S ALL IN THE DETAILS | MAY BIRCHBOX



This month Birchbox is every blogger's dream, a beautiful marble effect box with a peachy pink pull out draw. Birchbox is a subscription box that caters to your beauty profile that you create sent to you every month for £12.99 including P & P. This month I received 5 products in my box, so let's get unboxing.

3.5.17

MY TEETH WHITENING ROUTINE



This has been a long whirlwind trying to get this post up. Today I'm sharing my teeth whitening routine and who doesn't want whiter teeth? I love my curries and hot Cheetos and my teeth get easily stained, so if this is you read on. I love using the below product for a brighter and whiter smile that does not break the bank.

1.5.17

COLOURPOP SUPER SHOCK MATTE SHADOWS



It's been a while since I picked up and used these Super Shock Shadows from Colourpop, today I am sharing the mattes that I have in my collection and my thoughts on the colours and texture. The Super Shock Shadows are priced at $5 each.

26.4.17

APRIL FAVOURITES



Can you believe it's the end of April already? I have been on a spending ban so I have not been buying anything unless I run out so I have been rotating my makeup a lot and falling in love with forgotten products.

24.4.17

THE HIGH AND LOW OF LIQUID LIPSTICKS



I've tried a few liquid lipsticks since it became a huge hype and have collected quite a collection. Most of these are affordable liquid lipsticks on the market and there are much more that I am wanting to try. Today I'm going to be talking about the good and bad liquid lipsticks in all sorts of formula that I have tried so far, rating them out of 5.

19.4.17

THE KONJAC SPONGE MINI RAINFOREST COLLECTION REVIEW

Today I'm introducing the Mini Rainforest Collection that I have been trying out, giving you my full review and all the little details that you need to know. As a huge skincare junkie, I am always excited to try out new products. These Mini Rainforest friends are suitable for extremely sensitive skin like mine and are perfect for cleansing your skin with.

17.4.17

GOING THROUGH MY EMPTIES #2

Welcome back to another empties post, I am still on my spending ban therefore I have been using my makeup and skincare stash and have not bought anything at all, writing this up, I really need a new foundation since I only now have my summer shade which is about 3 shades too dark and I only have a pump or two left in the EX1 Foundation. I digress so let's take a look through my trash.

12.4.17

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL APRIL BIRCHBOX X BODEN



This month's Birchbox is in collaboration with Boden an iconic British Fashion Brand filled with vibrant and colourful prints. The theme of this is 'The Bold and The Beautiful' encouraging you to embrace more colours, more prints creating your own personal style. Withing this month's Birchbox I received 5 items, 2 which were full-size products. Birchbox is a subscription box which costs £12.99 a month including P+P based on your profile that you create.

10.4.17

#YESSTYLE BEAUTY BOX | SWEET SPRING MAKEUP KIT REVIEW*



Last month I signed up to try out the YesStyle's Beauty Box containing 5 full size and four sample-size makeup or beauty products. This box surrounds itself around the themes of Korean makeup for a fresh look this spring. Being a huge Korean beauty fan I was really excited to test out new products that I haven't come across before. Getting straight into the review.

5.4.17

THE ORDINARY ANTI-AGING REGIME REVIEW | A MONTH ON (or more)



I know that everyone is talking about this brand left, right and centre and I was sceptical about putting this up but who doesn't want affordable skin care?, I have used these well over a month now ( I received them on the 18th February) and this is how I've got on with them so far.

3.4.17

MONDAY MAKEUP / MINILAMIST LOOK



Happy Monday guys, I thought I would share what I've applied onto my face today, today is a stay at home Monday but I did want to look put together and not constantly touch my face when I have no makeup on. I'm an either an all or nothing type of girl and this look is so simple for that quick errand run or I don't want to scare the postman look

31.3.17

THE WEDDING GUEST

We all know that wedding season is approaching and you're probably starting to look through a lot of dresses or maybe even started panicking. This time last year my sister's wedding was in May so I was buying a million dresses and kept sending them back since they weren't what I was looking for and I was buying them for the sake of buying. It all depends on down to what role your playing in the wedding when you come to dress choices and what part of the day you are going to. I've split this into 3 categories and they are mostly from Asos since I have next day delivery so if you are in panic mode you'll get them to you tomorrow.

29.3.17

THE SPRING EDIT


Welcome back everyone, today I'm sharing my spring picks especially eyeshadows, bronzer, blush and highlighter picks. I've already picked out my 6 Spring Lip Picks so don't forget to check those out. Spring is when I turn to my fresh and brighter colours such as pinks, champagnes and bronze shades. I know everyone is loving their peach shades but I don't think the colours suit me that well on my eyelids.

27.3.17

MARCH FAVOURITES



Welcome back to my monthly faves! I don't have many new products to share since I have been clearing out my collection but I have been changing the techniques I use to apply certain products which I love the result of, plus I'm on a no-buy unless I really need it!

24.3.17

BLUSH TONES



Happy Friday guys! How have you all been? I've finally booked my tickets to go to Hong Kong in June and I am seriously so excited now, my best friend who lives in Hong Kong wants to go to Thailand while I am there, so there may be 2 holidays in 1. I'm still in the process of clearing out my wardrobe and I am now currently going through my shoes. My clothes will be next. I will be putting loads of things on depop 'klau93' so please give some of my things a new home and also on my eBay account here.

22.3.17

6 SPRING LIP PICKS



Hi everyone, since the sun is out (for a few seconds) it gave me the inspiration to go through my lip draw and start picking out the colours that I will wear this season. All my lip choices happen to some form of matte lipstick so I do apologise but I don't lean towards glossy or satin finishes during this time. Also how wonderful is my blog title? Quite a tongue twister. Getting into the post.....

20.3.17

BOURJOIS PARIS HEALTHY MIX FOUNDATION & CONCEALER REVIEW

I have seen a couple of reviews of the newly formulated Healthy Mix Foundation and I thought it would be time to pick this up since I loved the old formula. It was my go-to foundation last winter and I have missed using it. They also launched a concealer within the same range which I am reviewing today.

17.3.17

SPRING HOLIDAY PICKS

Hope your enjoying you Friday so far and are looking forward to the weekend, I'm very excited to see Beauty and The Beast and go through my wardrobe. But back to the post, I'm sure we are all ready to book some holidays up and have a little getaway, I have been planning some trips and I've been on the look out for some Spring/Summer items and these that have caught my eye so far.

15.3.17

SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED MARCH BIRCHBOX


This month Birchbox contains 5 personalised beauty products from around the globe. We see the return of the original Kraft box as Birchbox celebrates hitting 100,000 subscribers. If you didn't know, Birchbox is a subscription which costs £12.99 a month including P+P based on your profile that you create.

13.3.17

WEEK IN LIPSTICKS #4



Welcome back to Week In Lipsticks, like always I sway towards my nudes and mainly matte lip choices. It's been a while since I done one of these posts and I really do enjoy looking back at these.

10.3.17

SPRING PICKS

Happy Friday guys, the sun is shining and we have a little more warmth, I finally ditched my huge wool scarf so it is definitely time to start planning and picking out a few springs items that I have been wanting in my wardrobe.

8.3.17

NEW IN SKINCARE AND MAKEUP

We all knew this was coming since I did an empties post, I have accumulated even more empties now but we will save that for next time. Today's post is more of a show and tell so I won't be going into too much detail since I will probably be doing reviews. If there is anything that you want to see first don't forget to comment below.

6.3.17

GARNIER PUREACTIVE SENSITIVE RANGE REVIEW*

I was kindly contacted by Garnier to try out their new skincare range, the PureActive Sensitive which consists of three steps; Anti-Blemish Soap-Free Gel Wash, Anti-Blemish Clarifying Tonic and the Anti-Blemish Soothing Moisturiser. You may have seen a couple of reviews of this floating around and here are my thoughts and how I have got on with the products after a month.

3.3.17

THE BASKET | WISHLIST

We all have those days where we add everything that we like into our online basket and then close the window since we can't afford them or need them right now. These are currently the items that are on my 'save for later' list or when you reading this I would have already placed an order since I've been paid and I thought I will treat myself.

1.3.17

FEBRUARY FAVOURITES

February has gone by so fast and we are 3 months into the year! I've done a bit of travelling this month being away in London and Manchester and it's seriously had an effect on my skin which I will update you later since I've been using some new skin products to combat that. Onto the makeup, I've had some rediscoveries and have been playing around with new products.

27.2.17

GLAMGLOW THIRSTYMUD HYDRATING TREATMENT REVIEW

Hope your Monday is going great so far, I've had a relaxing weekend treating myself to a hot bath and a face mask which I thought I will share today. I have been using the Glamglow Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment and I've heard many great things about the Glamglow range. I received this from my sister with many other goodies to tell you about but for now, see how I got along with Thirstymud.

24.2.17

MISSHA MAGIC COVER CUSHION FOUNDATION UK REVIEW

I will always be obsessed with cushion foundations, the ease of tapping the product for a flawless youthful look is something I will always look forward to. My sister recently came to visit from Hong Kong and she bought me loads of goodies that she knew I would love to try out and review. Missha is a Korean brand and is a brand that I love especially the skincare and the BB Cream that I have in my collection and I can't wait to share my review.

22.2.17

MORPHE BRUSHES 25A COPPER SPICE & 25B BRONZED MOCHA PALETTE UK REVIEW



Today I'm reviewing the Morphe 25A Copper Spice palette and the 25B Bronzed Mocha palette. I did indeed buy both of them since it was 'limited edition' and the TrendMood and Morphe Instagram photo really sold it to me. Morphe Brushes is an affordable cosmetics company based in the US and since these palettes are Morphe website exclusive I did once again use a forwarding service although they do ship internationally but it is $40 USD for shipping alone which is crazy. I used My Mall Box again and which I've talked about in my Colourpop haul which I'll link here.

20.2.17

MAC WHIRL LIPSTICK REVIEW


MAC's matte lipstick is one of my favourite formulas, they have incredible pigment and longevity. I have Whirl in lip pencil form and I find that it a little drying but when I saw my friend wear Whirl in lipstick form I knew I had to get it. I'm incredibly grateful for my friends as this with gifted to me for Christmas.

17.2.17

GOING THROUGH MY EMPTIES #1

Who else likes looking through other people's trash to have a little nosey? When it comes to end of any beauty product I'm always excited to try out other new skincare but I like to remind myself how I got on with these 'empties' because I may repurchase them in the future - more likely I will repurchase in the future if I managed to stick with it, so let's get into it.

15.2.17

EXPRESS YOURSELF FEBRUARY BIRCHBOX X PAPIER

It's been a hot minute since I have been posting, I took a break while my sister, niece and brother in law came to visit from Hong Kong and I went to London and Manchester with them. I didn't want to force myself into creating bad content and the need to be on social media constantly, I love blogging but I really needed that time off to bond with my family and I'm so happy that I did it. Today I'm returning with a good old Birchbox post.

1.2.17

NEW IN SKINCARE

I am a skincare junkie and today I'm sharing all my latest products I've accumulated through the last month. I am a strong believer in good skin equals good makeup, therefore, I'm always on the search for the next best cult item.

30.1.17

JANUARY FAVOURITES

It's nearly the end of the month and today I'm sharing my favourites that I have been reaching for. These products come at no surprise since I have been talking about them on here and if you follow me on Instagram you should have seen it popping up on my feed.

27.1.17

ELIZABETH ARDEN EIGHT HOUR CREAM GIFT SET REVIEW

Happy Friday everyone! I'm sure we are all excited for the weekend - especially for me since it is going to be Chinese New Year and it's pay weekend so we can finally shop all the sales that we want. Today I'm sharing my review of the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Gift Set which I got for Christmas and have been finally using.

25.1.17

THE BODY SHOP VITAMIN E SINK IN MOISTURE SLEEPING MASK REVIEW


Heard of a sleeping mask? It's a skincare product that I mostly came in contact with in Korean brands and I'm really glad I received The Body Shop Vitamin E Sink In Moisture Sleeping Mask as my Christmas present - all my friends know that I am a beauty/skincare junkie and knew I was going to review this on here. The Body Shop Vitamin E range is one of my favourite lines that The Body Shop has and I did not realise they had a sleeping mask until now.

23.1.17

WEEK IN LIPSTICKS #3


I love doing Week in Lipsticks posts because it really allows me to rotate my lip wardrobe and try out different colours and products. I am still on a huge Colourpop Cosmetics phase so these are all CP products and I have more to experiment in the coming weeks.

20.1.17

TED BAKER PERFECTLY POLISHED NAIL POLISH GIFT SET REVIEW

Today I'm sharing one of my most loved nail polish set, I received this as my Christmas present and ever since I have opened this I have not worn any other brand or colour. The Ted Baker Perfectly Polished contains four 9ml (average size) shades. I know this is a bit late but if you've walked past the Ted Baker beauty gifts set this Christmas and wondered about the quality and if it actually does what it says read on.

18.1.17

MAKEUP REVOLUTION CONTOURING PRECISION OVAL MAKEUP BRUSH SET REVIEW

Who else was excited when these beauties were launched? The Makeup Revolution Contouring Precision Oval Makeup Brush Set. Every brand out there is trying to create the next best dupe of the Artis Brushes which costs a minimum of £28. We all know what Makeup Revolution creates fantastic dupes for all our favourite products like the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye Palette with their I Heart Chocolate Palette. These Oval Brush Set costs £19.99 and contains Oval Face, Oval Cheek and Oval Shape.

16.1.17

BH COSMETICS SHAAANXO 18 EYESHADOW & LIPSTICK PALETTE | UK REVIEW


Back with a review, as a palette lover, I am very excited to review the BH Cosmetics X Shaaanxo palette. This is a dual sided palette with 9 eyeshadows and 9 lipsticks. I received this as a Christmas present and have been experimenting with the colours and shades.

13.1.17

DUSKY REDS

New Year, new coat right? Welcome to my latest new addition that I adore so much! It's such a beautiful and clean cut coat. With the lapels and a grey denim shirt, I definitely felt I was ready to rule the world. (Just kidding!)

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