NOTD, Swatch - Revlon Cherries in the Snow

I didn't know cherries in the snow is a type of dessert until very recently.
To me, Cherries in the snow always has been the legendary retro red color from Revlon. :)

They look so good!
I am going to try this for myself before spring comes. :)

Revlon Cherries in the snow was introduced in 1953 featuring Dorian Leigh (she was one of the first super models in the world!) and it was a cult favorite during the 50's.

Revlon Cherries in the Snow campaign


Lucky Me! - Giveaway Wins

February has been a very lucky and pleasant month for my blogging life. :)
I have won not one, but two giveaways!
The prizes are very thoughtful and unique and they are from two of my favorite bloggers, so I am even more glad I've won. :D

a different kind of winner..;p
She looks so healthy and happy!


Got glasses?

I didn't. For a long time.
Don't get me wrong.
I do need prescription eyeglasses  and contacts because I have been near-sighted since the 4th grade.

The thing is I lost my favorite designer pair during my "Great Home Improvement Project"  in 2011.
I know I threw out a lot of stuff at that time, but I never thought it would be my glasses!
I searched high and low but I just couldn't find them.
I was heart-broken and I didn't want to spend $400 on a new eyewear again, so I had been glassless  for almost a year.
I know, I know...Terrible for my vision health... ;-/

Isn't Ms. Brown  fabulous with eyeglasses on? 
(pic taken from my local drugstore ^-^)


NOTD - OPI Russian Navy, Oldie but goodie!

Russian Navy is another OPI classic from the legendary "Russian Collection" of Fall 2007.
The whole collection is amazing but this deep navy with subtle shimmer is especially gorgeous!

OPI Russian Navy


Review - Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Lipstick Stay Magnolia

This was gifted from one of my students' parent a while ago, otherwise I would have not known there is a lipstick like this. ;)
In fact, I am glad she gave me this since it is a quite nice lipstick and I don't own many long-lasting kinds. :)

Estee Lauder Double Wear Lipstick Stay Magnolia


Skincare Review - Avene Eluage

Avene Retinaldehyde range is one of my skincare favorites.
I find myself keep coming back to this range although I am the kind of person who is always curious and eager to try new things!

Avene Eluage  Rich Cream, Cream and Anti-wrinkle Concentrate


NOTD - L'Oreal Amazon's Flash (Project Runway Collection)

Amazon's Flash  is a fine glitter gold polish that is very yellow based.
It reminds me of crushed or molten gold and Chinese Empires. :)

L'Oreal Amazon's Flash


FOTD - Soft Matte Smokey

I have been drawn into matte colors lately.
Personally, I think shimmery colors are easier to work with than matte ones, but there are some undeniable attractive qualities in soft matte looks. :)


Tips on Maintaining healthy nails and Self manicures

I have gotten a few questions about my manicures and how I maintain healthy and strong nails.
This inspired me do a post on a couple of tips I know.
They are quite simple and I am sure many of you know about them already, but please keep on reading if you are interested.  ;)


NOTD - L'Oreal Raven's Strength (Project Runway Collection)

Ok, this NOTD is so not appropriate for the upcoming Valentine's day, but I have been itching to try on these dark jewel toned polishes from my recent haul. ;)

L'Oreal Raven's Strength  (from "Project Runway Collection")


FOTD with L'Oreal Project Runway Collection & Sock Bun

Today, I put yesterdays' haul to work. ;)

I wasn't overly impressed with this Cockatoo  part of the collection, but actually it consists of my go-to colors like shimmery pink and greys.
The finished look is something I would wear for a first date.
(Of course, I would wear my hair down and flaunt it, not a rigid bun like this. Today was just a work day, though. ;p)

Haul - L'Oreal Project Runway Collection

I don't think I have mentioned this, but I am officially on "Cosmetics No-Buy" and I fell off the wagon today. (What else is new?)
It is so easy to fall when you see some slightly off-season goodies at crazy price. ;->


NOTD - OPI Red My Mind!

This is so old.
I don't even know when Red My Mind!  came out or which collection it belongs to.
I mean the application brush is not even "Prowide" (the dreadful!) and I am sure this is not Big 3 free. (It applies like a dream!!!)
Thank God nail polish is a type of paint, it will keep virtually forever if you are equipped with good thinner and store it properly. :)


Collective Haul - Jane Blushing Cheeks & Aquashimmer Eyeshadow

Remember Jane Cosmetics?
It was one of the hottest drugstore small brands and there was even a rumour at some point that Bobbi Brown had bought this company.
Sadly they went out of business years ago and Jane products disappeared from drugstore counters.

To think about it, The only thing I really liked from Jane was their Blushing Cheeks  blushes.
They are simply very high-quality with great color range even compared to higher-end brands.

Jane Blushing Cheeks


Swatch, FOTD - Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Fire & Ice

Thanks to the relaunching of 2010, now many of us know about this legendary red lipstick that was originally introduced in 1952.

Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick  Fire  &  Ice 


NOTD - Butter London Toff

I've been meaning to post this for quite some time now.
This simple and posh looking color was almost impossible to capture since it dramatically changes depends on lighting.
I finally managed to take a couple of pictures that look close to real life (at least to me). :)


Review, EOTD - L'Oreal Voluminous Smoldering Liner

I consider myself as an eyeliner newbie and I am still searching for a perfect dark eyeliner that will stay on my lower waterlines.
I recently found out that stila kajal eyeliners stay best on my lower waterlines although they are not perfect, and I was very surprised by that!
So I was naturally intrigued when I saw the new Voluminous Smoldering liners that claim to be inspired by kajal.


Review, Video - NEO COSMO Monet Blue

It's been a while since my last color lens review.
Today I'd like to review on NEO Monet Blue contacts. :)

NEO Monet Blue lens
natural lighting

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