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My Take On Liquid Lipstick

Sunday, December 04, 2016

My fellow sisters, if you don't know about liquid lipstick, where have you been? IT'S E-V-E-R-Y-W-H-E-R-E NOW. Every company, every brand has came out with their own version of liquid lipstick. You know the ones that doesn't budge, has a great formula, lasts the whole day and has soooo many intriguing colors to choose from. It's fun! And I love fun. With that being said, there are few things I usually do when it comes to wearing liquid lipstick. I'm no expert but these are all based on my past experiences and lots of reading. After all, my love for lip products is really huge and here's my take on liquid lipstick. 

By little goes a long way I mean, you don't need much (really) because liquid lipstick is very pigmented - one or two stroke is enough. I usually will clean off the wand first on the inside of the tube before I put it on. Just because that way, I will have more control and it goes smoothly on my lips and not flaking! Besides, I will save more products and I can use it for quite a longer time than I thought. 

You can't simply put it on in 5 seconds. When applying liquid lipstick, you absolutely need patience. A lot of it. Here's what I usually do, I will take my smaller mirror, take a deep breath and apply it slowly and smoothly. Just take your time! No need to rush the job, you will end up with a globby finish and most likely streaky and get it all over the teeth. Now that's not cute.

Some liquid lipstick formula can be so drying, you just have to accept the fact that they are not created equally. Some are hydrating,  some are not. Some protrudes the fine lines on my lips, some are not. Regardless,  I love them. Lip balm has always got my back! So I just run some lip balm on top of the liquid lipstick if my lips are feeling super dry and tight. My favorite lip balm is gotta be the ones from Lip Ice!

Why I said so? In my opinion, liquid lipstick doesn't look good with a naked face. Yknow what I mean? You have to pair it with at least a simple eye makeup look and winged liner. That's what I usually do. It really balances out the whole look with the matte statement on my lips. 

When it comes to liquid lipstick application, a smooth, luscious and flake-free lips is what you need. You sure don't want to apply a liquid lipstick on top of a very dry and chapped lips, no? Now, just grab whatever lip scrub or lip exfoliator you have and gently scrub your lips, let's say at least 15 minutes before applying liquid lipstick. My all time favorite lip scrub is gotta be my homemade lip scrub! It's so easy to do, all you need is brown sugar and a little bit of raw honey. Au-naturale. It works wonders! My lips feels so smooth and it makes it easier for me to apply the liquid lipstick.

There you have it. That's my take in liquid lipstick and please bear in mind, I'm not an expert, I just love to share what works best for me and might as well works best for you too. 

Do you wear liquid lipstick? What is your favorite liquid lipstick? And do you have your own trick that works best for you?

Five Things In November

Thursday, December 01, 2016
five things in november

Hi everyone. How are you? Is everybody enjoying their November? I know I kind of do (kind of jelah) because it's my favorite month. By the way, I'm starting this series where I will wrap everything up that happened to me in that particular month. So here are my five things in November!

Being 20.....
I just turned 20 on 23rd of November. Whatever it is, I'm not feeling it. It wasn't a big deal apart from the "two or three more years before I get married" lol. Anyway, I had a blast but there wasn't a cake but who says pizza can't be your cake? Pizza is definitely the new freaking cake!

Dean's list was the best birthday gift ever!
As I thought I couldn't make it, oh gurrrl I'm so wrong. All thanks to The Almighty. This was definitely the best birthday gift I have ever received. Besides, I really want to 'give back' to my parents because they have done so many things for me. I know there's no way I can repay them but hopefully this will beat that.

Always up for a karaoke.
If you don't already know, I will never say no to karaoke. So over the weekend our family went to visit my uncle because he wasn't feeling well. There was just something about his health condition but he will be okay eventually. Apart from that, me and my sisters had a legit 5 hours karaoke session in my uncle's house. He has all the equipment you need when it comes to karaoke because he loves to karaoke as well! My first picks gotta be from Westlife, BSB, M2M, basically 90's to 00's hits. What are your first picks?
I didn't shop makeup.
Yup, it was a huge achievement. Don't argue with me. It was so hard to hold yourself back and not to pick any makeup items in most stores you went. Let's just say, I love the idea of being at home, with all the foods and excellent wifi connection. Yes πŸ‘ But I had a little 'escape' which I already mentioned in my previous post.

Shah Alam, all over again.
I wasn't prepare at all. Mentally and physically. I have come to the point where I hate Shah Alam. I want to be home. I don't want to be where I am now. Blergh, this won't make me homed anyway. I just started my new semester and all I can say is that this semester is not going to be 'my semester' yknow what I mean? I have a strong feeling. Ugh, just pray for your homegirl.
I hope everyone had a blast November πŸ’– 

Simple Beauty Tips For The Office

Monday, November 28, 2016

Nowadays, busy as known as hardworking ladies rarely has time to groom themselves and keep neglecting those beauty essentials. It is crucial because when you go to work you want to put the unbeatable impression for your co-workers or clients or even your customers. You sure don't want to appear tired at work. Now, if you have a job that requires you stay in the office, here are simple but effective beauty tips for the office that every women should follow on a daily basis.

This is very important, doesn't matter if you are wearing makeup or not. The key is to apply moisturizer because being expose to the office air conditioning for a quite long time will definitely dry out your skin. Just apply your favorite moisturizer twice a day and your skin will thank you later. So don't neglect 'em moisturizer!

Go for the minimal/ natural makeup instead of a full glam makeup. The subtlety makes you look more mature, more confident and it is more convenient. Natural makeup will definitely enhance your natural beauty and will boost up your professional reputation in the office. You probably want to skip those bright colors and crazy glitters, save it for a night out instead. You might want to play with the earth tone colors, neutral colors and soft pinks.

It cannot be denied that we don't want to worry about how our hair looks while we are at work. It is crucial to choose simple hairdo to avoid any hair disaster when you are in the middle of a meeting with your clients, besides it can save a lot of your time while getting ready. A braid, half up half down, a bun, a ponytail or even as simple as letting down your hair are all appropriate and convenient in most workplaces. It sure gives you a clean sophisticated look and you can focus on your task with ease.

Voila! Use these simple beauty steps for the office and you will look more professional and get better opportunities. sure got your back. One more tip, splash on your favorite fragrance and you are ready to rock your day.

Get To know Me | 20 Fun Facts!

Friday, November 25, 2016

I have been blogging for so many years and I have never shared a Get To Know Me post up on my blog. I'm a sad self-proclaimed blogger lol. Anyway, I figured most of those reading, commenting and following you guys already know a thing or two about yours truly. But I thought it would be fun to do as you can get to know me more. So, here's a little about me.

#1. My full name is Nur Amalina Zulkiflly. I bet a lot of you don't know about it because you may not find it anywhere in this blog. I used to have a lot of nicknames when I was younger, I remember my friends called me Amel, Amy, Lin and the latest one is Lenne. It was actually Len but I add another "ne" to make it look fancy.

#2. I was born and raised in Sabah and I'm currently studying and living in Shah Alam. So if you are near Shah Alam, let's hangout! 

#3. I still don't have a driver's licence up until now but I have tried driving with my dad as my coach and I can't both regular/ parallel park.

#4. I have 0 piercings. I have never pierced my body because I'm so scared. And I will never ever do it.

#5. I have been wearing contact lenses since I was 14 just because I don't look good wearing glasses. I refuse to go to optics and get me some glasses because it will never look good on me.

#6. I have never played sports until I was in college because I hate it. I don't like to get sweaty, hot and I don't like people watching me play. It irritates me. I have never joined any sports back in my school days. If I ever did joined, I will never show up and play. So my first sport when I'm in college was badminton. To be honest, I didn't participate that much and I showed up for the sake of attendance.

#7. I love public speaking but get me in a room with 20 people in it and I will faint. #idontunderstandmyselfeither

#8. I have G6PD. I have been coping with it since birth. It's like an allergy and I can't eat seafood, nuts and eggs.

#9. My biggest aspiration is to be a teacher or an educator. I want to be like my mom. But as time goes, I found that I have 0 skills in teaching people or educate them. I'm the worst at it. I can be so impatient and a teacher requires a lot of patience. I guess you will not going to see me as a teacher.

#10. I was never the popular girl in high school that everybody will instantly recognize when you mention her name, that will catch everyone's attention wherever she goes and the hottest pick among boys. Nope. I wasn't the one. 

#11. I don't like going out, I'm a lazy ass when it comes to get ready and I get ready for hours. I enjoy sitting at home watching my all time favorite movies.

#12. In my family, I'm the one who has a huge love for makeup. I don't know, maybe because I spent most of my time at home watching makeup tutorials on Youtube. Now not that my mom doesn't wear makeup, she does and she will always go to my room to wear my lipsticks and play with the makeups. 

#13. I have always wanted to go to Istanbul and Paris since I was younger. 

#14. I have never eaten any kind of squid in my life. 

#15. I have tried to smoke once when I was in high school at the back building during recess. It tastes obnoxious and I was coughing real bad.

#16. I used to play the piano when I was a kid. It all started when my cousin sister leaves her keyboard piano at our house. I'm addicted ever since. When I was in primary school, I used to go to the music room all by myself and play the piano. But if you ask me to play now, I'm afraid I can't lol it's all rusty already I mean, the skills.

#17. I'm obsessed with cats. I love them so much! I can spend days at the cat cafes and make new friends there. The reason why I love cats so much because I used to treat them badly, especially the baby ones. I will pull their tails, I will roll them in the sand etc. I don't want to talk about it anymore. So I had a bad past with cats, this is how I "apologize" to them. I will treat them nicely, no discrimination towards them I love them equally πŸ’•

#18. If I listen to a song thrice, I will have it memorized for a long time.

#19. I have a fear of glass. I mean its fragility, they can easily break into shards and it can cause injury. Ugh I don't want to talk about it more, it gives me shivers!

#20. Last but not least, I was once a kpopper. I was a hardcore fan back then. I was an Inspirit, I love the boy group named Infinite. I still listen to their songs though. My all time favorite song from them is this one:

I hope you enjoyed a peek into me. I would love to know you guys better as well! Till then xx

7 Deadly Sin of Beauty

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Okay, another tag, another fun! I have seen this tag a few times lately and it seemed fun to do. Besides, I have been tagged by the awesome Erin. Check her 7 Deadly Sin of Beauty here. I love reading all the answers because I can relate to some of them. So, this is my 7 Deadly Sin of Beauty.

Hands down, my MYR6 Essence Lip Liner in 06 Satin Mauve. I know what you are thinking! MYR6?! That's insanely inexpensive. The second I saw this lip liner on the rack I know I must get it or else I will go home with regret. So creamy, smudge proof (slightly not) and super long lasting! This lip liner go together with my MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick

I don't know if this is included as a beauty item but this one right here is very flipping expensive and it is the freaking MYR169 Spa of The World Dead Sea Salt Scrub from The Body Shop. It was all the salesperson's fault lol he made me buy it. He was so convincing! I can't. He was doing all the demos and whatnot, and I said "Imma buy it!" Darn it. But the scrub does its magic though, it gives me the moisture I need because my skin is a bit on the drier side now, it hydrates my skin and leaves a very smooth and healthier skin. I love touching my skin after using it! To be honest, I don't even use it that much πŸ˜•

I have a love/hate relationship with the MYR21 Silkygirl Matte Junkie Lip Cream in 02 Glamour. My problem with this matte lip cream is the color. I don't know why sometimes I can pull this color and sometimes I failed miserably and will choose another lip color. There are days where it blends well and I'm loving it but I'm starting to hate it when it is streaky and dries up my lips like crazy and protrudes the lines on my lips and above all the color is too light for my skin tone! I have to apply it carefully and not overdo it or else I will hate it.

The hardest item for me to get is the MYR32 Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer. I still haven't gotten to write a review about this concealer. I'm too lazy to take photos so please bear with me. This product available in Malaysia not long ago, I believe this year's June/ July. Correct me if I'm wrong. See, they don't even have wide range of shade selection and have always been sold out. I don't know where to get a backup. 

As in, tasty? Geez, I have never eaten beauty products before lol but for the sake of this question I'm gonna go with my MYR30 NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream. It smells like vanilla frosting ahhh I can smell it for the rest of my life!

Primer is one thing I have never really bothered with. I have been skipping primer for months now because I'm so lazy to put a lot of products on my face. I'm always on a rush so using minimal products is the key.

A good foundation/ concealer to even out my skin tone is definitely the one. I have so much to conceal, I have so much skin insecurities and if a good foundation/ concealer can cover it up pretty well, I say why not? It helps me feel extra confident with myself. My skin has been acting up these few months omg- I don't wanna talk about it.

This has nothing to do with beauty products lol but I will answer it anyway! The ones I immediately notice are eyebrows, eyes and eyelashes!! My s/o's eyebrows be hella on point without all the tools and products. Ugh, lucky much?

Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit, Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Foundation, Natasha Denona Eye Palettes, Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder, Colourpop Liquid Lipstick, Kylie Kyshadow, Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette, Too Faced Sweethearts Bronzer...... basically just the whole damn Sephora. (I know it's impossible)

So there are my 7 Deadly Sin of Beauty, I had so much fun as I'm playing 90's and 00's hits on Youtube. I'm listening to BSB, Shape of My Heart!! πŸ’— Okay, let me know what you guys think and you are welcome to do this tag. You know I love to read them! 

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