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May Beatitude 2017

I think a little throwback won’t hurt, will it?

Time has passed really fast, earth has revolved for million of times, and here you are still breathing and reading this page. Let’s take a moment to be a little grateful of things that we have had, pennies that we have earned, and loves that we have received.

Honestly this is the first time I started to write about things that I simply adore for each month and I thought May would be a great month to start with. I have several things that had been the most used stuff in May, I just loved it so much and I wanted to share it with you.

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True Blue Spa from Bath & Body Works has a very refreshing scent which could captivate you in tropical ambience. This refreshing citrus body scrub has sugar crystals textures which could tickle your skin. I might say this scrub is different than the others because of its unique textures.

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Although it might look a bit watery inside but you can still find the abundance of sugar crystals inside. This is funny but honestly, it smells like lemon you might have always smelled in toilets at mall or perhaps your lemon car scent. However I still love this one.

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Ocean Blue Mist from Candle-Lite has been a super good friend for accompanying my whole weekend in May. Its calming and sweet scent really matches with True Blue Spa scrub. Just ignite the candle and breathe as much as you want to.

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I think my life has always been filled with books. Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close is a book about how a group of girls start worrying their marriage since they feel like everyone they know is getting married. This book tells the readers in three different perspectives where you need to be super sane that you are actually shifting into a different perspective. Why so? Because sometimes I never realized that I was actually shifting into Lauren’s perspective though Close uses third party point of view.

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This National Bestseller book has a very interesting way in delivering the humors which you can relate so much thus it is really recommended to fill your weekend.

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My favorite song in May is I Like Me Better by Lauv. Its unique instrument which sounds like Persian flute (perhaps?) is really ear-catching and Lauv’s soothing voice really stimulates the song into a perfect combination. I remember the first time I heard Lauv’s song ‘Comfortble’ was from Connor Franta’s compilation ‘Common Culture’.

Those are my favorites in May 2017. I had so much fun writing this blogpost and I hope you enjoyed reading this too. What are your favorite stuffs in May? Tell me yours and let’s have a conversation in the comment box below. Have a great weekend! ❤


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YSL vs. NYX – What’s the Difference Anyway?

Same color, same function, same form, what’s the difference anyway?

Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) and NYX are two different products where each of it is utterly significantly different in price. And I am wondering what makes them different. According to the experiences I heard from friends since high school until college, NYX has been a good friend to them. Almost everyone has it in their pouch. Whilst my blogger and working friends have always had a thought that quality depends on its price which eventually got them YSL in their pouch.

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However, I would like to see whether price really proves its quality or it could be the other way around. I got two lipsticks from NYX and YSL with similar shades, I reviewed it based on my experience. Let’s get started with the first shade.

NYX Matte Lipstick: Natural (MLS12)

Truthfully, NYX has also been a good friend to me since freshman year in college. This shade gives me a neutral effect onto my lips. Its smooth texture gets matte quickly and it lasts approximately 3 hours without heavy meals since its color is a bit nude and looks more like light purple.

YSL: Rouge Pur Couture (62N802)


This shade looks really similar with NYX but there is one thing which could differentiate YSL and NYX. Its texture is super smooth as I slide the shade around my lips. It lasts longer for approximately 5 hours without heavy meals but still needs a retouch if you want it to stay fabulous on your lips.

NYX Butter Lipstick: Mary Janes (BLS08)

Red lips always lie. If only you know that verse from a song, you can relate. Its color is really on point since it looks super bright which is suitable for party ocassions. Since it is a butter lip, it is not a matte type and quiet glossy at first but not after that. It lasts the same, approximately 3 hours without heavy meals or your lips will look lousy thus you need to be super aware for retouch.

YSL: Rouge Pur Couture The Mats (62N104)

This shade looks darker than NYX and still suitable for party ocassions. The texture is super smooth which makes me craving to slide it onto my lips over and over again. Although it feels smooth but somehow it comes a bit matte which makes it lasting longer for approximately 5 hours without heavy meals. Since the shade is total red, then retouch is highly recommended.

So, have you picked your choice? Truthfully, YSL is more pricey than NYX and if you have read the review, you must have figured out where the difference is. The shade might be the same but no products can put their quality in disguise. However, the ball is in your court! What will you consider first? Its quality or its color?

Tell me what you think in the comment box below and share your perspective. Thanks for reading and have a great weekend! 🙂

Fun Trivia // The philosophy behind the name of NYX is the Greek goddess (or personification) of the night, therefore the name is NYX which spelled in Ancient Greek with Νύξ, “night”.


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Revlon Lipsticks Collection

Find a man who ruins your lipstick not your mascara.

I’m pretty sure that you guys have already heard that phrase. Especially my women readers! But however, that is true. Ha!

Soo, let’s get ourselves drowned into the title of this week’s blog-post. Oh! And if you have a man who always makes you cry, seriously, there’s still plenty of fish in the sea like there’s plenty of Revlon’s lipsticks in the makeup store.

So, I recently bumped into the other lip products of Revlon. I usually use the nude shade of Super Lustrous lipstick. It looks very natural on me and it is very suitable for those who don’t really like too much make up. So, let’s get started with the nude one!

Revlon Matte Lipstick – Mauve it Over (003)

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This one has been my favorite since high school. It really matches with the color of my skin. It feels really comfortable and weightless on my lips though some people might find it a bit dull looking. This shade is long lasting as long as you don’t have heavy meals and you don’t eat light meals that much, let’s say it’s approximately for 3 – 4 hours. But however, this one is still my favorite when I’m not in the mood to wear any glaring make-up.

Super Lustrous Lipstick – Sandalwood Beige (240)

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This shade is really suitable for those who want to be a ladylike. This mysterious shade of black red beige lasts for approximately 4 – 5 hours as long as you don’t have heavy meals. I think this shade looks good on any skin color. It doesn’t feel as weightless as the previous one but it doesn’t feel as heavy as you think too.

ColorStay Ultimate Suede – Fashion Forward (098)

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It is very suitable for those who like to dress like goth. Especially, be that glam goth look that’s all over the runaways. Keep in mind that world is your runaway. Every path, every zebra cross, everything! This shade stays longer than the previous ones and it stays a bit though you have heavy meals. It approximately lasts for 5 – 5 1/2 hours. This shade looks good when you pair it with black or white outfit.

Color Burst Matte Balm – Unapologetic Sans Remords (210)

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This is the most unique one. This bright pink shade really completes your outgoing, girly and happy look. Why do I call this unique? It has mint scents that everyone desires. When I put it on my lips, it kinda feels scathing at first but the color truly bursts, just like what the name is. It gives bright color on my skin and I think this shade is only for those who have high confidence to show their lips off in public. It approximately lasts for 5 hours as long as you don’t have heavy meals and ice creams.

Sometimes we can also be creative in mixing and matching lipsticks. I’d like to challenge you to combine Color Burst with ColorStay and see what color you will get.

Sooo, that’s all for this week’s blog-post! I hope it will help you in choosing the right product of Revlon that you desire. Which one is your favorite by Revlon?


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Lipsticks by Revlon


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Keeping Up With My Own MUA

Do you ever think that your friend could be more than just a friend?
Not to be your lover but more than that.
a Make Up Artist.

I met this girl on the first day of college whom I thought this girl was a fatty but actually thinner than Kylie. You never get to choose who you’ll meet, it happens just like that and we never meet someone by accident but it must be for a reason.

I had an event that asked me to look different than usual. And the second probability, I was the one who wanted to look different because I thought it was a special event. Honestly, I’m a kind of person who doesn’t like to wear much make up on my face, I can do make up but only the natural ones.

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The girl next to me is my bestie, partner in doing silly things and absolutely my favorite MUA. Her name is Zahra, usually called Ara not Zara because if her name was Zara, I must have had one million dollar vouchers from her. She’s still the same person with the girl I met at seven-eleven, always act sarcastically funny but sadly not pretty.

That was just a joke. She’s pretty.
Really.

Back to the special event, Zahra offered herself to do my makeup. I once checked on how she does her make up on her phone and I admit it, she’s pretty good at it for an amateur. And this is the result on me,

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And for the main makeup I used these all, the rest are still secret and will be revealed soon because I have something big to tell in the end of this blog post<3

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Honestly, we couldn’t stop laughing while she was doing my makeup. Glad the makeup was fine and none of us ruined it. And here are some selfies we took while waiting for the event to start,

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Although she’s still learning to do makeup but I truly admire her work and I believe she will be an expert in time, that’s why I featured her on this week’s blogpost because I thought she deserved it. Keep up the good work, mate!

Contact Zahra 
email : zahramalita@gmail.com
instagram : @arahrp_


News

I have something to tell to you all my lovely readers ❤ I just thought I had to tell it, Zahra and I are planning to make a beauty vlog! It will be launched here on my blog for the very first time! Time and date will be posted soon on the next blog post. So, don’t forget to subscribe stylebychia to keep updated with my latest post!
Have a great weekend 🙂


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