Sunday Stash Shopping #77: Feeling Blue

Hello, it’s been a while! I have no better reason but to say, my life took over. I’ve been taking care of my kids, being a wife, working out, and sleeping when I can. Most of the time, I even forgot to go online. I get on Twitter sometimes, and Instagram but I always miss most conversations because I’m just in a different time zone. I did notice however, that some bloggers just obsess over everything. The blog post (fed to Twitter) says, Skincare I’m currently obsessing over. Foundation I’m obsessed about! And the following week, the same blogger will have another post saying, another skincare I can’t live without. It’s a huge blogger, by the way. And you know what? I unfollowed. A person who can obsess over every single thing in such a short time span seems a bit flaky, don’t you think?

 

 

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And yes, this is me faking a laugh in front of the camera I’m holding pointing to myself. This is one of the stupid things I do as a blogger.

I talked about Dior’s new lipsticks a while back, and I was sad I couldn’t try the extreme mattes which had purple, blue, grey and dark burgundy. They were only available in Dior Backstage counters, which are only available in KL (and I live 250km away). I later received them in the mail though, and needless to say, I was really happy and excited. I’ll show you each of them in different posts. The grey one is very tricky however. I have no idea how to wear it. Here, I’m wearing 602 Visionary Matte.

 

 

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I’ve been feeling blue lately too, having recently discovered that my grandfather has cancer. He is already 86 years old, and he found out he has stomach cancer. The doctor gave him one year. We hid it from him though. He is quite pessimistic in nature, and he’s already in pain, and he can’t keep food down. It pains me to think he’ll live the rest of his time in pain and hunger. He already has a few radiotherapy sessions done, and he said he feels better, but his appearance shows otherwise. In a few short weeks, he looks like he’s aged many years. It’s as if he’s shrinking and fading away right in front of me. It’s very sad. My grandma is holding it all in, and my mom is quite stressed from all this as well. I’m just doing my best to hold back tears.

 

 

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I haven’t had the mood to play with makeup for a while now, but I decided to pick up a navy blue lipstick when Ashton was taking a nap. This blue isn’t completely matte, I don’t think. It has some silver metallic sheen to it which I think is gorgeous. I never thought deep blue lipstick would look sexy. So, I decided to put a little blue on my lower lash line. Then I thought, what the heck, some lashes would probably make it look better and I have this pair of Esqido lashes in my drawer. On my skin is a combo of NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint mixed with Becca backlight priming filter, which I have worn for more than 5 hours. Still looking ok. Then ah, again, unplanned, and since I liked how this looked, let’s just take some photos.

 

 

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And that, my friends, is why I’m here today. Totally unplanned. It just happened. I went with the flow, and sometimes, that’s for the best. And as for this blue lipstick, it goes on smoothly without dragging, no patches, doesn’t sink into lip lines, it’s just easy. No lip liner either. This is Visionary.

 

 

xoxo Lily

 

 

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  • I’m so sorry about your grandfather Lily-so sad. I hope he isn’t in too much pain, but wow Stomach cancer has to be the worst I think. Nobody deserves that pain.
    LOVE you in blue lipstick! You look awesome in it! I have one from MUFE, but I can’t seem to make it work for me at all, it looks horrible on me.
    And yes, a blogger who obsesses over everything every post-something is up haha. It can’t be true. I unfollowed a lot of bloggers who LOVE everything. I mean, it’s just not possible right? They’re just pandering to the brands to make sure they keep getting stuff.

    • Lily

      I guess those blogs are more like advertisement for the brands. Good to check out what’s new but not for reviews probably. They never really go in depth anyway.
      And thanks. I hope my granddad doesn’t suffer too much. And this blue lips, I really like it! If only I wouldn’t be stared a like a loon. Hahaha!

  • Yvonne Tay

    Sorry to hear about your grandpa.. it’s never easy to be supporting one who’s not well. *hugs*

    This blue tho.. I love how you added the blue liner on your lower lash line.. very nice! I’m one who hasn’t ventured into a bright red.. so.. blue lipstick is a little far for me, but seeing it on you makes me see that this is actually wearable. xD

    • Lily

      Thanks Yvonne. In these photos, blue lips seem wearable but in my small town, I’d look super weird. As one of my friends said, I’d look like a Chinese Vampire if I donned those costumes. Perhaps for Halloween? Lol… but I do like how this looks.

  • Lily I’m so sorry to hear about your grandfather. I suppose all you can do now is spend as much time as possible with him which would be him fountain of happiness in these moments.
    With regards to that blue lipstick, you pull it off so fabulously!!! I love it! The question is, would you leave the house like that? First, I don’t think I could pull it off. But then, just like you, paired with blue liner etc, maybe… but I would not be brave enough to leave the house with it on. xxx

    • Lily

      Thanks Sofia. Truthfully, no I wouldn’t be brave enough to wear this out! This is definitely an editorial look. Lol!

  • I am so sorry about your grandpa, Lily, I can’t imagine the stress that you and your family is going through. I have no comfort words other to spend as much time as you could with him. My grandpa was diagnosed with dementia and he suffered for almost 5 years before passing away two years ago so I understand what you’re going through.

    Now on to the look, you wear the dark, vampy blue lipstick really well! I don’t think I can pull it off but you definitely made it so wearable and pretty!

    • Lily

      Thanks Shireen. Towards the end, if he really has to suffer, then a swift end might be less cruel.
      I was told before I make all makeup look wearable. HahahAha that’s a good thing I guess.

  • So sorry about your grandfather 🙁 Sending positive thoughts your way!

    As for the lipstick, dang, I saw the ‘swatch’ on IG and thought noooooo way that’s gonna look good but you kinda pull it off, actually!

    • Lily

      Thanks Melissa. I think this will look good on you. If you can rock dark vampy lipsticks then this is no different!

  • Liz

    I love the echo of the blue on both eyes and lips – brilliant – and how you wove together a post on blue lipstick with what you’re going through. Oh, Lily. Sending you love and strength!

    • Lily

      Thanks Liz bob! Grandpa is looking worse by the day, and I sincerely hope he’ll get better. If not, then perhaps a quicker end will be kinder to him.