New In // Recent Hauls + a microreview of Marie Claire's "The Parcel"

An indulgent month for me...and I also thought I'd give you a short summary and also roundup on some of the products I've received from the beauty box subscription service from Marie Claire. 
Read on ;)
Finally bit the bullet and picked up quite* a few things from Colourpop, I've already swatched and photographed everything but I wanted to have a chance to properly wear and play around with them before writing a full review. Watch this space!
There is a store near my work that stocks Yankee Candles and I'm always in there smelling them. I think they're clearing out their candles or something though, because they had 20% off the full range and by the time I realised, they had already sold out of the majority of scents. I did manage to snatch this one up to and oh my god, it smells divine - like I constantly have brownies in the oven. The burn time for this is 110-150 hours so I'm a happy bunny.
I received this in the last "The Parcel" that I received and I really love it! Review to come soon! But for those of you who don't know what "The Parcel" is, it is a quarterly beauty box subscription service by the magazine, Marie Claire. Each quarterly box is $25 and the samples/full sized products are picked by the beauty editors of the magazine. I subscribed end of last year and so far I have received 2 boxes - 1 for the summer quarter and 1 for autumn. I have to say, I am really enjoying this subscription service. In short, here are the things I really like about it:
♡ There is no beauty profile, everyone gets the same products so there is no disappointment knowing that other people may have received better samples than you - except for example, nail polish shades/handcream scents, that may vary from box to box.
♡ The brands and products are well known and trusted, picked by beauty editors.
♡ It has a great mix of makeup, skincare, haircare and bodycare.
♡ It's quarterly instead of monthly, I'd much rather receive quarterly boxes that blow me away rather than too many less-than-average monthly boxes/samples/products. Seriously.
I never took proper photos of the boxes but here is one that I tweeted of my autumn box:
♡ I've actually discovered many new favorite products through the service already - some of these include Essie Sugar Daddy Nail Polish (full size), Garnier Miracle Cream (full size), Philosophy Purity Cleanser (sample size), Elizabeth Arden 8-Hour Cream (sample size), MaxFactor Masterpiece Transform Mascara (full size).
♡ While some of the other products didn't make it to my favorites, I have still been able to try them or I have still gotten my use out of them - e.g. Lancome Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate (sample size), Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Cream (sample size, came handy when I needed to take an eye cream to HK), L'Occitane Shea Zesty Lime Handcream (sample size, which I keep in my handbag), Neutrogena make-up remover wipes (nothing exciting but always useful and handy for post-swatching for the blog), John Freida volumnising haircare set (shampoo, conditioner and spray - sample size), a Schick Razor (full size, nothing revolutionary but something I actually need and use, I keep this one at my boyfriend's house), Essie Top Coat (full sized).
The first box I received, 3/10 products were full sized. In the second box, 5/8 were full sized. There has only been 2 products across the 2 boxes that I have no use for, and that is the bb/cc cream that they included (the shade Medium was too dark). That being said, I'm not fussed because the overall value and the array of products, still override that only con.
The Parcel is honestly what I wanted from every beauty subscription box.
I haven't used a brow pencil in years but I really wanted to see what all the hype was about surrounding the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz. The shade I got is quite different from my usual brow color so I'm still getting used to it but safe to say, I get the fuss. I also picked up a couple of bits from MAC.
After reading Sharlynn's post on this eyeliner set, I could not get it off my mind! I actually received it in the mail 3 weeks ago now and I have been using it religiously.

And that's a bit of a sneak peek for whats to come in the next few weeks on the blog :)



Inglot Eyeshadow #341 (Swatch + Review)

A few weeks ago, I came across swatches for the Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar palette and while the shade "Nougat"  jumped out at me, the rest of the palette didn't wow me. The dupe lists on Temptalia are always so helpful for this sort of thing.
I have never set foot inside Inglot despite having previously come across many reviews of their eyeshadows and freedom palettes. Their lack of shade names - only product numbers, and their extensive range was always intimidating and off putting for me. #341 however, was one of the dupes listed for "Nougat" so I went in there with the sole purpose of checking out this one color, and it came home with me.

A dose of cuteness for you: Rosy's Garden

I mentioned Rosy's Garden briefly in this post but I realised I owned so much stuff from her store so I wanted to show you guys some of the adorable things I have accumulated since discovering her store 2-3 years ago.
I first stumbled across her eBay store when I was scouring every website for the Arpakasso alpaca plushes because they were not as accessible as now (although the net is flooded with fakes ones these days) and she had just started selling them at the time.
These are only some of my beloved Arpakassos I got from her store. On the left hanging is a yellow pouch in the shape of an Arpakasso, I have those pouches in 4 colors and I keep my harddrive, portable charger and various cords in them:

Alexander Wang Large Fumo Wristlet from Cult Status (Review)

I've been on the lookout for a new wallet for about a year because I was using basically a pencilcase/pouch and that meant that I would fill it with a bunch of crap and receipts. I probably had over 30 loyalty cards which was ridiculous coz I'm only really loyal to a handful of stores HAHA 
I wanted something black, leather and timeless but didn't want a style that was too boring. I also didn't want anything with a massive logo. My last 2 wallets had been continental wallets so I was really getting over the long silhouette. 

DIY: Pencil Roll

This post is a bit different to what you'd usually see on Status Chlo but I wanted to share a project that I did last week :3
Disclaimer: I don't sew and I don't have a sewing machine but when my boyfriend needed a pencil case for his design course, I decided to rise to the challenge. I was like yeh! I can totally make a pencil case, it'll be easy! You just sew 3 sides of 2 pieces of rectangular cloths together and slap a zip on then turn it inside out, right? It'll be simple and quick!

Anniversary Dinner

Hey lovelies! Today is just a quick post on the look I wore on Tuesday for my boyfriend and I's anniversary dinner! I am sorry if this week has been a bit "coupley" on here, it's just because my boyfriend's birthday and our yearly anniversary falls only a week apart!

Beauty Essentials In My Bag

Boyfriend's Birthday

Monday night was my boyfriend's dinner so we went out for a nice dinner and I slapped on a bit more makeup than usual. I didn't plan to blog about my look of the evening so I didn't have my camera with me but after I finished my makeup, I really love how it turned out and wanted to blog about it. My boyfriend's bathroom is pretty well-lit so I tried my best to capture it on my iPhone!

For the eye look, I mostly used my Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. The shades I used were:
♡ Limit - all over the eyelid),
♡ Nooner - in the crease
♡ Liar - to deepen the outer V and create more depth and also along the outer half of the bottom lash line.
♡ Dust - in the inner corners
Then I tightlined using a deep brown gel liner on the upper lash line and a warmer brown on the lower lash line.

Afterwards, I decided I wanted the eyes to be a bit more glittery, so I patted some Urban Decay Moondust eyeshadow in Glitter Rock on the centre of my eyelid with my finger. My friend actually bought me a couple of shades in the Moondust eyeshadow range when he was in the States but I don't know why, I've never really played with it. The results were so sparkly, I loved it! The glitters were duo-chrome and reflective, it was really hard to capture on camera but it completely lit up my eyes.
NARS Sheer Glow is was my foundation of choice. After buffing it in with a Real Techniques buffing brush, I was reminded how much I loved this foundation all over again. It provided me with heavier coverage than I'm used to on a day to day basis but it went on so smoothly and left me with the loveliest radiant glow. Perfect for a night out.
The boy and I love our streetwear so we pretty much never dress up, we made an effort to this night though.
I didn't get a photo of my outfit but I wore a simple black jumpsuit with a sheer panel around the neckline and accessorised with my favorite Dallas and Carlos "C" gold chain and my YSL Arty Ring. I also took my red polka dot Miu Mius out for a spin!
On the nails was Dior Lady (first mentioned in this post).
A and I love a good steak so we went to Squire's Loft in Toorak for dinner. Here's a photo of the birthday boy with his present :3

I really want to try and make more of an effort to use the huge variety of makeup products.
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New In // Recent Hauls

Makeup Forever Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation (Swatch + Review)