|Review| Vinyl eyes

Liquid eyeliners. So tricky yet oh so cool when done precisely. You need nothing less than a pair of steady hands, elbows planted firmly on steady surface and of course, a proper mirror. 

The classic me hardly spend a lot on mascaras and eyeliners. I’d rather invest in my contact-lens-wearing-eyes to expensive wands and liners with only 3 months of lifespand. But this stila high shine liquid vinyl eye liner is only RM29 when I grabbed it from a Sephora clearance shelf. What a steal! 

The colour is violet but from this swatch on the back of my wrist, it’s clearly dark enough to be mistaken as black, which is fairly natural enough for my dark skintone. But look closely for the second time, you will see the dark deep purple lines with vinyl shine effect. Cool!

Blush my lips

When it comes to lips, I admit I’m rather shy to let my lips “shout”. For years, I had been steadily stocking on neutrals and nudes for my lip products. The main reason is purely practical; I’m a sweat queen thus heavy products on my lips cause me to sweat even more around my lips. Eww.

However, lately I’m beginning to screw that and just wanna have fun instead. Good eye makeup or flawless face take much, much longer time to achieve don’t you agree? Let’s just put on lipstick and your face is all dolled up! That’s what got me into purchasing this bright pink essence lipstick in Blush My Lips, shade no. 12. I myself was quite surprised with how it turns out just nice on me. Not only that, Blush My Lips is a perfect match to my pink hijab that I wore on the second day of Syawal holiday! 

Ah, that’s my precious little Aida. She is my strong little eczema warrior. Hopefully I’ll write more about her long battle with eczema in Mascaras & Motherhood. Stay tuned! 😊

This or That ?

Hello August,

July had been rather quite in Mascaras and Motherhood. That means too much time spending on visiting my family and friends over the whole month of Syawal. Now that I have more time for myself, let’s get back to the fun of mascaras, motherhood and all things beauty.

Here’s a beauty tag post which I got the idea from another beauty blogger, Owl U Need Is Love; a mommy blogger just like me.  I enjoy reading her blog.😊  

this or that tagMakeup

  • Blush or Bronzer-   Blush
  • Lipgloss or Lipstick-  Lipstick
  • Eyeliner or Mascara- Mascara (always!)
  • Foundation or Concealer- Foundation
  • Neutral or Color Eye Shadows – Colour all the way!
  • Pressed or Loose Eye Shadows- Pressed 
  • Brushes or Sponges – Brushes


  • O.P.I. or China Glaze – O.P.I
  • Long or Short – Short
  • Acrylic or Natural- Matte ? 
  • Brights or Darks – Dark
  • Flower or No Flower – No Flower


  • Perfume or Body Splash – Perfume
  • Lotion or Body Butter – Lotion
  • Body Wash or Soap – Body Wash
  • LUSH or Other Bath Company – LUSH!!! 


  • Curly or Straight – Wavy
  • Bun or Ponytail – Bun
  • Bobby Pins or Butterfly Clips – I’m a headband kinda girl
  • Hair Spray or Gel – Neither
  • Long or Short – Short
  • Light or Dark – Very dark
  • Side Swept Bangs or Full Bangs – Side Swept
  • Up or Down – Up , up and up! ☁


  • Summer or Winter – Summer
  • Fall or Spring – Autumn
  • Chocolate or Vanilla – Vanilla
  • Beaches or Malls – Malls
  • East Coast or West Coast – East Coast (as Malaysian beaches are more heavenly in the East Coast)

That’s all for now. I always love tag post and enjoyed doing this one. I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I did answering all of these or those.

Be happy & stay beautiful.