Friday, August 27, 2010

Prize Pack: Kate Gradical Eyes A, Majolica Majorca Blooming Dream Eyes, Canmake Shimmer Jelly Eyes, Canmake Nudy Gloss Rouge

Dina surprised me with additional items to her giveaway prize pack, just because it was my birthday (which means that this entry is slightly behind time ;D). Thank you so much hun, I really appreciate your generosity and thoughtfulness ^^ And congrats on reaching so many followers!!


Name: Kate Gradical Eyes A OR-1
Contents: 4.1 g
@cosme rating: 4.8
Release date: 1.2.2010



Gradical Eyes A is the fourth generation eyeshadow palette in Kate’s Gradical Eyes collection. It was preceded by Gradical Eyes, Gradical Eyes N and Gradical Eyes S. Gradical Eyes A has four gradational shades and a "long fix" formula cream base.

The Reflect Mirror Eyes range had beautiful colours but to me they are a disappointment due to the total lack of pigment. The shadows in Gradical Eyes A are total opposites - they have good colour payoff for such light shades! They are also creamy, smooth and they stay on my lids without creasing. Nonetheless I noticed that the textures of these powder shadows aren’t consistent - the darkest shade is drier than the rest.

All in all, this quint restored my faith in Kate, and I shall expand my collection with the BR or GY shades (preferably when they go on sale → el cheapo haha!).


Name: Majolica Majorca Blooming Dream Eyes 02 Midnight Dream
Contents: 3.5 g
@cosme rating: 3.8
Release date: 21.4.2010




This limited edition Majolica Majorca quad comes in a cardboard case. It contains four eye shadows: a translucent eye gloss with colourful sparkles, a white cream based eye base, a shimmery pale lavender nuance color and a shimmery light purple shadow color.

The white cream eye base is welcome addition as I find myself reaching for cream shadows more often these days. I enjoy using the pink and purple powder shadows, they are soft and pigmented. Regrettably, I tend to overlook the sparkly eye gloss when I reach for this quad – it doesn’t do anything.

Midnight Dream is definitely a pretty item to own, but not a must-have =]


Name: Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Frame Plus
Contents: 6 g
@cosme rating: 4.6
Release date: 21.1.2009

I don’t suppose I need to add my 2 cents on Lash Expander Frame Plus. It is one of the most popular mascaras for lengthening but it is amazingly hard to remove.


Name: Canmake Shimmer Jelly Eyes 02 Sugar Milk Tea
@cosme rating: 4.3
Release date: 6.4.2010


According to the Canmake site, Shimmer Jelly Eyes is waterproof and therefore also sweat proof. This range is also supposed to last all day long.

02 Sugar Milk Tea is a shimmery beige. It has medium pigmentation - you can layer it easily if you think it is too sheer. It comes with a sponge tip applicator.


Name: Canmake Nudy Gloss Rouge 05 Honey Latte
@cosme rating: 4.2
Release: 2009


Nudy Gloss Rouge comes in six different shades. They are packaged in a clear tube with a brush applicator. The shade that I received from Dina, 05 Honey Latte, is a nude beige.

I fell in love with it the moment I applied it on my lips - the formula is creamy and pigmented enough to wear alone. It isn’t too sticky which is another plus. However, after a while and of course after meals, I noticed that the gloss settles into my lip lines and makes every line/crack super noticeable! Not an attractive sight at all >.<


I have reviewed some of the babies in the picture above in earlier posts. Do scroll through my August archive if you want to read them.

Thank you for staying with me till the end! ^^

28 comments :

Big Roar said...

Have to agree with MM mascara. Hard to remove!

The canmake nude lip gloss look v pretty.

hanidee said...

I still haven't tried any KATE palettes and you're really making me binge on KATE items when I finally order some, lol.

I feel the exact same as you with the MM Blooming Eyes. Pretty to look at, and that's about it. You should do an EOTD using the Canmake Jelly Eye! I would to see how it looks on you.

Fruity Lashes said...

congrats on winning my dear. everything looks awesome! thanks for sharing with us

coffretgorge said...

nice stuff blair! congrats on winning the giveaway! Dina sure is sweet to add some birthday goodies for you! :)

i really want to get the jelly eyes but im slowing down on shimmery stuff now. i wish canmake releases a pearl version :P

thanks for the swatches!

Lilladylife said...

thanks for all the reviews!!! i have the KATE quint too I carry it around my daily make up bag bc it has everything i need. <3 it

mandy said...

That's so sweet of her! Happy belated birthday :P
Hmm the shadows all look pretty nice!
Could the canmake shimmer jelly eyes be used for a light wash of color over the lids? Waterproof/sweat proof sounds like my kind of eye product lol (I tend to rub my eyes a lot because of allergies)

Lilladylife said...

thanks for all the reviews!!! i have the KATE quint too I carry it around my daily make up bag bc it has everything i need. <3 it

Nic Nic said...

congrats on winning! everything looks so nice and dina is so generous :D

Anastacia said...

So sweet of Dina! Very lovely package! More amazing colors to your e/s family :)

Dina (XYYan) said...

I really need to get this Kate palette too now! You make it sounds really good :D
Thanks for posting this hun! :)

stellarvixen said...

blair am back with a prefall hairdo post! hehe

wow you hav so many nice thingsss
*whistleee

i'm curious on the canmake Jelly eyes!! am lacking of that color :)))
JS is too pricey to be adventurous lolx

Tammy said...

What a great goodie-pack! :D Heheh you got your hands on the MM mascara! I love the way it looks, but as you say, suuuuper hard to remove. It takes me a full two days to get it fully off my lashes even after soaking it with waterproof mascara remover and using cleansing oil! :S The eyeglosses are so pretty!

MilknCookiie said...

The Canmake Shimmer Jelly Eyes looks nice! I love how it has an applicator so you don't have to dip your finger into it. :)

And happy very belated birthday? :D

♥ Milk

ning * star said...

cool.I think the kate orange shade is sooo cute too :)
yay for the lovely goodies :)

Sue Lynn said...

Great package! :D

I like the Canmake Nudy Glosses, but I much much prefer the Heavy Rotation range - more opaque <3 LOL

You can get the Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Frame Plus? Dunno, maybe it's just me? My lashes seem to react well to mascaras with those furry (teddy-bear?) wands...Poohh!

SashAnais said...

The Kate palette is gorgeous! Warm colors are definitely my fav things in makeup.

The Lash Expander is a must-have! I need it. Seriouly lol

Alisa said...

Majolica's Blooming Dream Eyes looks pretty! I was thinking about buying one since there's a small in a drugstore near my uni. Gotta buy one!

Thanks for sharing! =))

SashAnais said...

Hi Blair,
Yeah I know Watsons too through blogs. This shop looks so attractive too lol
And they're cheaper than Sasa during sale? omg! I need to come to Malaysia during sales hehe!

The Lash Expander will definitely be my next mascara's purchase. But I have 4 others mascaras to use before ;D
I love comb wands better than brush wands. They take all my lashes well.
I saw hte Hello Kitty Mascara on your photo album on Twitter. They look so cute! I have one almost similar that I bought on Sasa: the Maybelline Cat's Eyes Mascara. With a comb wand so I really love it.

Mikami said...

Oh wow, the Canmake Shimmer Jelly Eyes 02 Sugar Milk Tea is such a pretty color, But then again Im a huge sucker for anything with the name "Milk Tea" in it. Haha!

RicAdeMus said...

Blogville is acting up--when I arrived at your blg and tried to click on this post, the system told me your blog "does not exist". That's so weird, because, here you are!!!

It sis worry me for a second--thinking you were shuting down, then I realized it was just a glitch.

I am glad you're still here!

G said...

hi B! my weekend was pretty hectic which explains the late response :D
i attenede a bridal shower on friday night then had mandarin classes on saturday followed by some shopping then a party, now im on my way out for a day out with the family. :D what about you? what have you been doing during the weekend?

Tammy said...

Blair you are the worst!!! T_T Now I HAVE to have it!!!! I wonder where it's sold in Hong Kong??? Probably Sasa or Watson's or Color Mix? The packaging is sooooooooooooo cute. Makes my insides melt inside....you're such an enabler lol

Karen said...

Blair, you totally deserve to be a spoiled a little more for your birthday! So many pretty products from Dina-- I also think the pink and purple shades in the Majolica palette would look lovely on you. You made me so happy by supporting me & my white rabbit candy tee giveaway :) and even more by asking about CF japanese brands! I need to do more research on that but I did find one petition for now:

http://www.petitiononline.com/9807/petition.html

Vonvon said...

One of these days, I must get my hands on Majolica Majorca eyeshadows. They look so pretty but I feel their prices are a bit high for drugstore makeup. Just my opinion though.....

stellarvixen said...

haha BLAIR you are too kind!
stellar gonna hit the pub and hit on the boysss COUGAR on the prowl lolx

hey i wanna see your EOTD with all these GOODIES babe!

Canmake Jelly especially ..
oh the Marjolica too!!

Denise said...

gosh, you pretty much got everything I wanna buy =P! Really want to get CANMAKE products =)!

Sue Lynn said...

Great package! :D

I like the Canmake Nudy Glosses, but I much much prefer the Heavy Rotation range - more opaque <3 LOL

You can get the Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Frame Plus? Dunno, maybe it's just me? My lashes seem to react well to mascaras with those furry (teddy-bear?) wands...Poohh!

Lilladylife said...

thanks for all the reviews!!! i have the KATE quint too I carry it around my daily make up bag bc it has everything i need. <3 it