Ornthology

Nivea Lip Butter Vanilla & Macadamia Kiss

Saturday 20 September 2014

Chapped lips have always been one of my main concerns. And along with finding the most perfect shade of nude, I have also been on a lookout for the world’s best and most moisturizing lip balm. I have tried all the items on Best Beauty lists including EOS lipbalm which has the most divine smell but just not moisturizing enough. I was giving up hope when I bought the Nivea lip butters in these two flavours (yum) on a whim at a trade fair. Yes they are not available in Thailand but Thai shoppers always find a way to get around such inconvenience. And let me tell you, put on these lip balms before bed, leave on overnight and you will wake up with the softest, most sumptuous lips. And did I mention the scent? It reminds me of warm vanilla milkshake and buttery nutty lattes and who wouldn’t want to put that on? It is thick but not too greasy. It is definitely a night time treat as slicking on these balms in the morning might be a tad bit too heavy. I have found it, the world’s most hydrating lip balm (or treatment, if you prefer). Tell your friends!

Nivea Lip Butter Vanilla & Macadamia Kiss
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Tags: Lips

Mistine JOOPS!! Color Rich Lip Tube

Monday 18 August 2014

For decades, Mistine has been an iconic brand in Thailand’s direct selling cosmetics market. Those were the days when Mistine ladies walk up to people’s homes and open her trademark pink box to sell a range of skincare, perfume and cosmetics. Recently, the brand has waned in popularity, that is, until a very explosive comeback just this past year. Mistine started launching ready-to-wear and cheap-as-dirt cosmetic products in 7-11 and other convenience stores. Words start to catch on that their products are not only good value for money but are of good quality. Their So Quick eyeliner has quickly become a crowd favorite and these juicy lip tubes have also been listed among one of the best beauty newcomers. The lip gel comes in 8 vibrant colors that can be mixed into infinite number of colors. The texture is strikingly similar to OCC Lip Tar but clearly at a mere fraction of the price. A number of colors can be worn alone but many mix beautifully into another wearable color. The colors are semi-long-lasting, especially when applied on top of one another. Pocket-friendly and nicely scented, the bargain lip tube has a permanent space on my dressing table and in my purses.

Mistine JOOPS!! Color Rich Lip Tube
   4 / 5 1
Tags: Lips

Wet n Wild lipsticks

Wednesday 16 July 2014

This brand is quickly becoming a cult favorite here in Thailand after being launched in Watson, Eveandboy and other leading stores. It is cheaper than most drugstore brands but delivers so much quality that most luxury brands should really watch their backs. Wet n Wild clearly has been one of the public’s favorite in the US for a long time but I know very little about the brand until recently. Since I bought the first lipstick in ‘Just Peachy’, I have come to discover that I can’t stop. ‘Just Peachy’ is a nice nude coral shade with high pigment and a semi-matte finish. I should let you know that I, like many others, have been on a quest for the perfect nude lipstick my whole life. You know, your lip colour but better. And I think I have covered the holy grail of nude lipstick in Wet n Wild ‘Bares it All’. It is a brownish nude color that is perfect for an everyday look and seriously compliments my yellowish complexion. My love affair (or rather, obsession) with this brand seems to be never-ending as I have since also nabbed myself ‘Carrot Gold’, ‘Pink Sugar’ and ‘Sugar Plum Fairy’. I’m contemplating on also getting ‘Rose Bud’ but I feel I should stop somewhere. Ok, maybe tomorrow. The only downside is that it is not all that long-lasting and the packaging is rather flimsy but with the lowest-end price, you can apply and reapply or might even use a spatula to save some in your make-up kit. The possibility is endless!

Wet n Wild long lasting lipstick
   4 / 5 1
Tags: Lips