It all started with the last year's mascara sale from Nordstrom. The sale itself is fantastic since you get three high-end mascaras for the price of two. I believe it is an annual thing, so you might want to look for this year's sale if you typically shop higher-end mascaras.
The thing is, all three I picked up turned out to be pretty much duds for me. I had high hopes for them since all the reviews I checked out were great and a few of them were even recommended by fellow bloggers. Maybe my expectations were too great? I still don't know what went wrong.

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L'Oreal Colour Riche Le Gloss Berry Chic

Despite the fact that I probably have more than a lifetime supply of pink lippies, occasionally I still find myself without one on the go. I usually buy something from a discount store nearby my downtown work place if this happens. L'Oreal Colour Riche Le Gloss Berry Chic was the latest "emergency pick-up" that was supposed to be a one day thing, but I ended up really liking it.

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KLENSPOP Bunny Color Brown review

Lately I haven't been experimenting much with different color contacts although I still wear them on a regular basis. I have been mostly reaching for "circle lenses" that give a subtle enhancement as opposed to "color contacts". It is probably because I often work in a very conservative environment where people comment on such things, which I find, well, annoying. (Technically they can't reprimand me even if I wear crazy looking color lenses unless it affects my performance, because I am a freelancer.)

KLensPop has kindly provided a couple pairs of contact lenses (of my choice, Grazie.) for reviews, and today I will show Bunny Color Brown to you. This particular design is from the LensPop brand, and it is an excellent medium of both "edgy" and "natural".

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Chanel Le Vernis 525 Quartz

This spring I have been quite content in "the beauty department". I haven't bought whole a lot but I feel happy with the select few that I picked up. Browsing and virtual swatching (the "scheming") is the funner part of all this, and the joy is doubled to find out your deliberate choice actually works out on you. Also, these recent months have been abundant in amazing blogsale deals (one example here) and surprises from a generous swap package.

Liz of Beauty Reductionista (who is currently hosting a giveaway) kindly gifted this beauty to me. Chanel Le Vernis Quartz is a complex shade yet Chanel merely described it as a "silver beige", which is not too far off, but come on.

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