NOTD - Revlon Vixen

Oct 31, 2012

I don't really celebrate Halloweens...but I am wearing this nail polish in the spirit of it. :)

Revlon Vixen

Swatch, FOTD - Chanel Rouge Coco Rivoli

Oct 30, 2012

Actually, I went to a Chanel counter to get the L'Impatiente lipstick from the Holiday 2012 collection.
L'Impatiente was indeed gorgeous, vampy and deep which is all I am about lately, but I hesitated wondering if I really could pull it off because of its matte formulation (Rouge Allure Velvet).
Then the lady showed me Rivoli.
I have heard other bloggers talking about this, but I was shocked to see the actual color.
I swear this is the identical color of the Chanel lipstick I bought from a duty free a long ago although Rivoli was only introduced in 2009.
(I cannot even remember the name since it has been almost a decade. It was the discontinued Hydra Base and I used it up. Yes, back then it was no problem for me. ;p)

Long story short, I paid for Rivoli without having to think twice and came home with it.

Chanel Rouge Coco Rivoli (21)

Review, FOTD - Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Makeup

Oct 29, 2012

The original Revlon ColorStay liquid foundation is one of my favorites, so naturally I was intrigued by the latest whipped version that supposedly provides more coverage.

Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Makeup in Buff

Swatch - tarte eye catchers 6-piece smolderEYES set Holiday 2012

Oct 28, 2012

This is such an amazing deal!
If Guerlain's Liu palette is my pick for makeup palette, this tarte eyeliner set gets my vote for the best value among all the holiday 2012 sets came out this year.

tarte eye catchers smolderEYES set is a great standout both in the color selection and the quality.
(Have I mentioned this is an awesome deal?? Six full sized eye pencils for only $39! The chubby ones usually go for $25 each.)

tarte eye catcher set

Review - Revlon ColorStay Overtime Lengthening Mascara

Oct 27, 2012

Are you tired of my Revlon ColorStay reviews, yet?
Good, cause I have a couple more to go. ;)

I love Revlon lippies and foundations but I have never found a single Revlon mascara that I really liked.
(On the other hand, I like L'oreal and Maybelline mascaras but not so much for other products from them.)
I still hope Revlon to surprise me with one amazing mascara and open my wallet whenever they bring out a new mascara.
This time, I opened it for ColorStay Overtime Lengthening Mascara in Blackest Black.

Swatch, FOTD - Paul & Joe Face Color G in Nymph and Lipstick in Cupids Kiss

Oct 26, 2012

I am not sure if it was the chilly weather or the bunch of teachings I had to do yesterday, but it felt like I  needed some sweet pink treats for myself.
True I was paying more attention to red and vampy colors lately. Nothing cheers me up like pretty pinks when I am feeling a little down, though.

Paul & Joe Face Color G in Nymph
Lipstick Refill in Cupids Kiss housed in the plastic case (sold separately)

See my haul post HERE. :)

Review, Swatch - Revlon ColorStay Smoky Shadow Stick in Flare

Oct 25, 2012

Ah, I had such high hopes for this one, but it turned out to be a heartbreaker.

Revlon ColorStay Smoky Shadow Stick in Flare

NOTD - Essie A-List

Oct 24, 2012

Sure, Butter London Come To Bed Red  is still the reigning queen of reds in my book, but I would say "Essie A-List " if you ask me to recommend the most classic red polish to you.

Essie  A-List

Review, Swatch - Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Suede in Supermodel (045)

Oct 23, 2012

My local drugstore is running a real nice sale on Revlon Colorstay range, so I grabbed some of the new products.
(Ok, that was an excuse. I was plain curious and would have bought them anyway, sale or not.)

This lipstick is not even on the Revlon website, yet.
I just spotted a lipstick full of display that would equally work well for lollipops, and I reacted like a little girl in front of a lollipop stand, of course. ;)
I maybe wrong but I think Revlon is adding this to their core collections since there were 16 (or more) shades in the display.

The color I chose to feed my curiosity is Supermodel (045).

Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede in Supermodel (045)

FOTD - Guerlain Liu Calligraphy Palette

Oct 21, 2012

"Liu" (from "Turandot" by G. Puccini) would be one of the most sympathetic operatic characters.
She is certainly not a modern woman if you ask me.
Unrealistic? Most definitely.
(She gives her love, devotion and her own life because this man had smiled upon her once. I mean, Come on! )

However, every woman has a little bit of "Liu" in her heart, and that is why this character speaks to us so dearly.
I myself cannot help but shedding a tear or two whenever I see the opera although I would detest women like Liu in real life (if they ever exist, anyway).

Guerlain has captured this helplessly beautiful character into a makeup palette for the holiday 2012.
I was very excited (and nervous) to create a look using this palette.
Here is my first take on this. :)

NOTD - Color Club First Looks

Oct 20, 2012

Ok, I am ready.
Be warned, though.
Once I start with my vampy nails, it will go on all the way to next March at least. ;p

This rich dark navy shimmer looks perfect for a start.

Color Club First Looks

Preview, Swatch - Guerlain Liu Calligraphy Palette Holiday 2012

Oct 17, 2012

Unlike the other fall makeup collections that I felt underwhelmed about, This Liu  Calligraphy Palette made me feel pretty excited.
I had to grab one for myself soon after it showed up in Nordstrom although it does not feel like holiday, yet.
I will talk about this beautiful operatic heroine "Liu"  and the opera "Turandot"  later on when I present a look post for you (after all, I am a classically trained singer.), but today I am just too excited to show this pretty palette to you. :)

Guerlain Liu  Calligraphy Palette

Swatch, Review - Revlon Colorstay 12 Hour Eyeshadow Sandstorm

Oct 16, 2012

I cannot believe I did not mention this truly gorgeous eyeshadow quad in "My Drugstore Picks" post (which is now edited) cause this is the actual favorite of mine.

I know, I know.
Revlon has retired this range and brought out supposedly better Colorstay quads. (16 hours vs 12 hours, but I will get to that later.)

Revlon Colorstay 12 hour Eyeshadow Quad Sandstorm

Swatch, EOTD - stila Smudge Pot Mini Set

Oct 14, 2012

This mini set was introduced in 2009 as a part of the stila holiday collection.
At this rate, I might have to open an "antique cosmetics shop" since I am digging out all my dated makeups lately.
My excuse would be that I only bought this set last year after paying a maked-up price and I am rediscovering it just now.
(This still pops up online but always with marked-up price or not in the complete set. They were pretty much sold out when introduced since it was such a great deal at that time.)

stila smudge pot mini set
Starry Night

NOTD - China Glaze For Audrey

Oct 13, 2012

It has been years since China Glaze introduced this Tiffany blue color and it is now undoubtedly a cult favorite.
I cannot deny the charm of this color (and Audrey, of course ) although I don't think this is the most flattering shade against my skin tone, so only once a year or so, I visit this color and hold my Tiffany box as if this is a ritual or something. ;)

China Glaze For Audrey

Review - Biore UV Bright Face Milk SPF 50+ PA+++

Oct 12, 2012

This is my favorite sunscreen of the moment.
For a long time, Sofina Perfect UV had been my holy grail but I think this Biore Bright Face Milk has officially taken the spot.

Biore UV Bright Face Milk

Review, Swatch, FOTD - NARS Oasis Blush

Oct 9, 2012

When I finally decided to get a NARS blush, it was not an easy task to pick the right one.
I wanted to choose something different from all the blushes in my box, not Orgasm  of which I already have three (better) dupes.

Enter Oasis.
Compared to other NARS blush names that are quite provocative (starting from Orgasm, Super Orgasm (!), Deep Throat, name it.), Oasis sounds (and looks) serene and quiet.
And it is different enough to justify shelling out near $30 for a blush. ;)

NARS Blush Oasis

NOTD - Revlon Plum Seduction

Oct 7, 2012

Although now I feel somewhat ready to welcome the new season, I am not sure if I want to move onto dark vampy colors just yet.
I saw this bright pinkish plum color while I was sorting through my nail polish box today and thought it would nicely bridge the seasonal (and emotional) gap.
(Ah, what am I saying? It is clearly autumn now. I was wearing my socks today...)

Revlon Plum Seduction

Paul & Joe Haul 2

Oct 5, 2012

After my initial haul, I just couldn't get enough of the Paul & Joe's sophisticated girly packaging.
(You see I am being honest here? Luckily Paul & Joe products are great in my opinion, but that is just a bonus. ;p)
So I caved in and made another relatively small purchase, this time from
I think they have better selections since the company is based in UK although shipping took longer than they claim. The price seems reasonable and shipping is free, fyi.

Not that I need more pink makeup, just because....

Swatch, FOTD - Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick Candy Pink

Oct 1, 2012

I just went over to Revlon website to get some product information for this lipstick range, but surprisingly I couldn't find anything!
Maybe they are discontinuing this range trying to focus more on Lip Butters?!?

I still see full displays at local drugstores , but I have this feeling they might go on massive sale soon. -_-;
In any event, I recommend this pretty medium barbie pink shade called Candy Pink. :)
(This lipstick was also featured in my drugstore picks post. )

Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick in Candy Pink

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