Curls & Mints

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

This just in...

This image shows new beauty product purchases

That's enough for this month. Although November is a birthday month that I would thrash my debit card because #yolo it's my f**kin birthday month (I thrashed it real hard, all right), I stopped myself with a few beauty purchases before I end up eating grass towards the end of the month. Yes, I'm one of those people. I.Need.To.Be.Frugal. I.Need.To.Be.Smart. But alas, here I am at week 2 and still coping with my spending methods.

Let's get to the beauty bits, shall we?

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Sugar, SPICE, and everything nice.

This image shows the swatch and application of Spice lip liner by MAC cosmetics

Whenever it came to over lining the lips, I trust Catrice lip liners to complete the job because they are my ride or die to the perfect pout. And of course, they're really inexpensive. However, all of that changed when I had the balls and finally purchased everyone's favourite high-end lip liner, MAC cosmetics. Before entering the store, I had the name in mind and didn't even need to swatch it because I was THAT confident with my choice of purchase. Oh Spice, I knew you wouldn't let me down. I should trust my gut more, ay?

Sunday, 11 October 2015


This image shows the Becca Cosmetics and Jaclynn Hill collaboration on Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop.

When a beauty product keeps me up at night, haunting me in my dreams, best believe I'll purchase it without hesitation. Following Jaclyn Hill on snapchat, instagram and seeing people commenting how awesome her collaboration with Becca cosmetics on the shimmering skin perfector in Champagne Pop is (I mean come on, it was on Sephora's hot now list!!!), it didn't take much convincing that I should own that highlight, pronto.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

The Almost Perfect Concealer

This image shows the Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer Review in Medium Light Neutral

I'm pretty faithful whenever it comes to concealer but that vow I made to M.A.C pro-long wear concealer broke when I purchased the highly raved Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage concealer in the shade Medium Light Neutral. Now, that's a mouthful.

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Beauty Buys from MAC

This image shows MAC lip products purchases in Spice, Velvet Teddy, and Taupe.

I went into MAC with no intentions of purchasing anything (I was there to exchange 6 products for a free lipstick - classic me) but 2 lipsticks and 1 lip pencil later, I was out of the store. Well technically, I only bought 1 lipstick (Taupe) and 1 lip pencil (Spice). I used the 6 products in exchange for Velvet Teddy

Sunday, 13 September 2015

What Skincare Meant to me and 3 products my skin is willing to welcome with open arms

I'm a simple kinda girl whenever it came to skincare. I want it to be quick and hassle-free. Ask me what my routine was a year ago and it would be - morning: wash face with an oil-free facial cleanser, night: repeat. I thought, "why would I change if my skin is perfectly fine?". Well, downing gallons of water helped, too. By the universe's grace, I've never developed any skin problems. But as I delved into the beauty world, there's so much more to skin care then facial cleansers.