Review: Lily May Mac Collection Lipstick Satin Cream

Lipstick review main pictureHello,

It’s been quite a while since my last blog post (OOPS!) as I’ve had quite a busy month whilst travelling around and then when I finally got back home from holidays I fell sick for nearly 2 weeks… Anyways I’m back now so look forward to a lot more regular posts! Yay!

Lily May Mac recently released her own line of lipsticks exclusively with Showpo and I was excited to try it out for myself. Her previous collaboration with 3CE x Lily May Mac collection was hugely popular and hyped about, and even sold out in multiple stores across Korea (be sure to look out for a review for the 3CE x Lily May Mac lipstick next month!).

Packaging

The lipstick comes in a pretty white box with metallic gold trim and looks simple yet classy. The lipstick case itself is made of a pale metallic gold plastic with ‘Lily May Mac collection” printed in a matte white colour around the case. I was a little disappointed with the lipstick packaging itself as it felt a little cheap and plastic especially in comparison to the 3CE x Lily May Mac that has a similar price tag yet still felt and looked high quality and premium .

Lipstick & jewellery flatlay
Also, on a side note, I was a little annoyed with how Showpo chose to package the goods for delivery as when my package arrived both the Lipstick boxes were quite squashed and damaged, one significantly more than the other. I’ve order makeup off multiple other online stores before and they at least lightly bubble wrap the goods to prevent it from getting crushed. The lipsticks were just placed into a large thin plastic satchel bag without anything to protect the lipsticks from sliding around and getting damaged during transit.

Lipstick packaging

When twisting the lipstick up or down for the first few turns it makes a weirdly loud clicking noise which at first I thought I had just received a faulty one but both the lipsticks I got made that noise. I guess that it was meant to make that clicking noise, but for me personally I didn’t like it as it made it seem more cheap and plastic. Overall, in terms of packaging I was a little disappointed, as the picture that was advertised made it look so classy and premium, and because I had a little bit of a high expectation since I was comparing it to the 3CE x Lily May Mac lipsticks.

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January Favourites 2017 + mini reviews!

january faves

The first month of 2017 has now passed, so it’s time for a new (and my first!) monthly favourites! Be warned, this post is a little on the long side as there was a lot of things on my favourites list this month! So sit back and enjoy reading.

It’s been quite a hot month in Australia, with 30-40 degree weather and I’m currently in Singapore where it has been quite hot as well! So a lot of my favourites this month have helped me survive this summer heat!

Beauty

skincare faves part 1

It’s Skin Mangowhite Body Mist

I get pretty lazy to put on body lotion during Summer since I hate feeling sticky and greasy. So I’ve been especially loving to use this body mist when I’m in a rush to leave the house but feel my skin needs a moisture boost. This body mist moisturises my skin without leaving any oily residue. It also has a lovely fruity scent that isn’t too overpowering and fades within an hour.

La Roche-Posay Sensi White Lotion + Travel Mist Bottle

The Sensi White Lotion, though called a lotion is actually very watery and clear in colour, almost like a toner but moisturising.  I like to pour this into a travel sized mist bottle I bought from Daiso to use as a facial mist for when my face is feeling dry and in need of some moisture. The lotion also works very well as a toner and manages to remove any remaining makeup that wasn’t removed with your makeup remover.

Mamonde Rose Water Toner

Before buying this toner, I heard lots of great review about how great it is, but I was slightly hesitant to try it myself as I’ve never been much of a fan of anything rose – scented or flavoured. I was pleasantly surprised though as I have now completely fallen in love with this toner! The rose scent isn’t too overpowering and is actually quite soothing. The bottle I bought is actually the large 500ml one but it also comes in a smaller version too. After cleansing, I like to pour a small amount onto a cotton pad and swipe over my face, and it adds back some moisture to my face and helps me to relax before bed as the scent is so calming.

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A little bit about Belle Hearts…

My name is Annabelle, and I’m a Sydney-based blogger who has an obsession with all things beauty. Belle Hearts is my creative outlet to share my thoughts about my many interests including beauty, travel, fashion and more.

I’m a Media graduate who has always felt the need to make things or do something creative from young, whether it was sewing, cooking, painting or more. Hence, why I decided to start blogging.

I love good food, photography, music and travel. I am also a huge fangirl at heart and an avid lover of k-pop, k-drama, k-food and of course, who could forget k-beauty!

Please look forward to my future posts, and I hope you enjoy reading my blog!

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