My First ColourPop Haul & It Won’t Be My Last!

I never used to be a fan of online shopping because I like having instant gratification from my retail therapy.

HOWEVER, that was until I turned into the size of 3 whales and waddling around shops didn’t seem that enjoyable anymore. #preggolyf

Enter online retail therapy which has delayed gratification…but when your parcel arrives, it’s like unboxing a present to yourself.

TOO.  MUCH.  FUN.

One of my online shopping hauls was from ColourPop cosmetics.  I ordered on a Saturday night and my parcel arrived 10 days later…  *squee*

colourpop shopping haul

SO QUICK!!!

FYI, I didn’t buy ALL of those goodies…  Half of it belonged to my girlfriend, Minda

Behold my ColourPop haulage…

makeup flatlay

ColourPop Bangin’ Brunette Brow Pencil

Say hello to my new HOLY GRAIL brow pencil!!  Yup, it’s perfect.  Well, except for one thing…  Once you wind it up, you can’t wind it down again.  GURRRR!!!

colourpop bangin brunette brow pencil

The colour is spot on now that my hair roots are showing through.  And the skinny tip is fantastic for emulating brow hairs.  I LOVE IT!!!

ColourPop Easy Peasy Sculpting Stix

colour pop easy peasy sculpting stix

I need help in the contouring department especially now that I have a big moon face thanks to pregnancy weight gain, so I thought I’d give this contour stick a go since it’s supposed to be “Easy Peasy”.

The colour looks very brown (see my swatch below) but once blended in, it suits my yellow Asian skin tone…but I still need to work on my non-existent contouring skillzzzzzzz

ColourPop Let’s Play Lippie Stix

The packaging is uber cute.  This lippy is from their newest collab with Hello Kitty.  I may be 36 years old but I will love Hello Kitty foreverrrrrr!!!

colourpop hello kitty

The colour is a beautiful cranberry red with a hot pink micro shimmer – very festive and very apt for Christmas.  I wore it without prepping my lips beforehand with lip balm so it did feel slightly dry.  It’s a very full-on colour and it lasts ages on the lips before fading into a pretty berry stain.

ColourPop Frick N Frack Ultra Satin Lip

colourpop frick n frack

This is one of their bestsellers so it went into the shopping cart.  The Ultra Satin Lip formula felt great on my lips – almost like I was not wearing anything.  Unfortunately, Frick N Frack is too brown for me.

Even my little toddler tried it on and asked for it to be removed straight away!  She likes her pinks and reds like her mama!

I have to layer a bright red over it to make it a semi-wearable shade for me.

ColourPop Cheerio Blush

I thought I made a boo boo buying this blush because it looked like a really strong bold cranberry pink shade which would make me look like a China doll…

colourpop cheerio blush

But once applied on the cheeks, it suited my skin tone to a tee!  It just gives me a lovely healthy flush of colour on the cheeks.

This creme powder formula is AMAZING!

And I wish, I wish, I wish I bought some eyeshadows to try now.

ColourPop Swatches

colourpop swatches

From left to right, we have swatches of ColourPop Banging’ Brunette Brow Pencil, Easy Peasy Sculpting Stix, Let’s Play Lippie Stix, Frick N Frack Ultra Satin Lip and Cheerio Blush on my yellow Asian NC-30-ish skin tone.

colourpop shopping haul

Now I know why so many peeps rave about ColourPop cosmetics!  I am a convert!!!

Sadly, I’m now officially on a spending ban { because #maternityleave #anothermouthtofeed } but when I have saved up some moolah for makeup ( 48587 years later! ), I will definitely buy more stuff from ColourPop.

Have you tried anything from ColourPop cosmetics yet?  What was your latest online shopping haul?

Tiny Toddler Friendships

toddler friendships

I get a warm and fuzzy heart-warming feeling when I see my tiny toddler hanging out with her tiny toddler friends.

They don’t even have to talk to each other.  They just glance at each other, make funny faces and noises and then giggle non-stop.

And it’s super duper cute when these little human beings cuddle each other.

Of course, it can all go t*ts up the next minute when they all want the SAME toy so when one cries, the other two will follow suit.

But then, the next minute, they’re BFFs once again!!!  #toddlerlyf

Taste Testing Aldi Dark Chocolate Bars

Hi, I’m Ling, your dark chocolate taste tester for the day!

Yes, I know I am pregnant and shouldn’t consume so much caffeine…and yes, I know I have also got gestational diabetes, but…  YOLO!!!  It’s all about moderation!

Besides, dark chocolate has less sugar than the milk and white chocolate variety and it is packed full of antioxidants and positive health benefits blah, blah, blah… { I’m the ‘if it tastes good, I’m eating it’ type of gal }

aldi dark chocolate bars

In the name of blog research, I purchased 5 different types of dark chocolate bars from Aldi { from memory, they’re all under $3 #bargainbuys } and here are my findings…

Let’s start with the Moser Roth varieties…

I love how they come in 25g individually wrapped servings.  I sometimes put one in my handbag for a quick sugar fix and I have less of a tendency to overindulge because they are individually wrapped.

The Finest Dark Chocolate Sea Salt needs no introduction if you are a long time blog reader. I love it because the sweet-bitter-salty balance is perfect.  10/10

I find the Finest Dark 70% Cocoa great for baking in muffins and cookies.  On its own, it gets a bit mundane and I can’t manage a full 25g serving and only eat half – which is a good thing though, isn’t it?  8/10

aldi chocolate

The newest addition to the Moser Roth family is the Finest Dark Chocolate Ginger.  I love ginger especially with chicken rice, but sadly, I don’t like it in my chocolate.  The sweet crystallised ginger pieces didn’t tickle my fancy AT ALL.  These can all go in Mr LOL’s lunch boxes!!!  1/10

Another new Aldi dark chocolate addition is the Just Organic Dark Chocolate With Sea Salt.  Not only is it organic chocolate but it’s also Fairtrade.  It’s got 70% cocoa so it’s more bitter than the Moser Roth version and I felt that it could up the ante with the salt for a more savoury hit.  9/10

Last but not least, we have the Choceur Dark Hazelnut.  It doesn’t skimp on the hazelnuts at all.  Just think of the nutritional benefits of eating hazelnuts – high in calcium, magnesium and vitamins B and E!  Every bite is perfection and it’s so MORE-ISH.  This is currently my fave dark chocolate bar!!  10/10

chocolate loving toddler

Little B agrees!

Are you a fan of Aldi chocolate too?  What’s your fave?

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