4.30.2015

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick 110


Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick 110


I wish I liked this humbly priced drugstore lipstick a bit better, because the color is stunning. Some even say it is a nice alternative to MAC Lady Danger
Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in 110 is a gorgeous orange tinged red that turns heads. The formula, however, leaves much to be desired. It does not seem much different from the matte lipsticks I experienced 10 years ago - thick, dry, and crackly in the end.



4.28.2015

MAC Powder Blush Honey Jasmine


MAC Honey Jasmine


A little while ago, I had a blush serendipity when Larie of Eye Heart It was having a blogsale. I don't really follow MAC releases so I did not even know MAC Powder Blush Honey Jasmine was a hard-to-find LE from the All About Orange 2013 collection. 
The timing couldn't have been more perfect because I just became interested in this warm vivid color group. Having an orange lipstick requires corresponding things like an orange blush. Naturally


4.23.2015

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet 50 La Romanesque


Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet 50 La Romanesque


It is perfectly seasonable since we are still in April (besides today it is coat weather, again.), but I can't help but feel that I am terribly behind in writing about a piece from the Chanel Rêverie Parisienne collection (spring 2015). That is kind of insane, but we are already seeing the summer collections everywhere.

I am going through a matte lipstick phase right now (other than "the warm orange-y lipstick phase") and recently have bought a more than a few both from drugstores and higher-ends. Being equally fond of drugstore lipsticks in general, I secretly hoped that my affordable acquisitions would be as good as Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet La Romanesque. Sadly but justifiably, the Chanel turned out to be superior in this case.


4.21.2015

Deborah Lippmann All About That Base CC Base Coat


Deborah Lippmann All About That Base CC Base Coat

So "CC" even for nail base coat, yes?
In this case, "CC" means "Correct and Conceal", and Deborah Lippmann All About That Base does that very well.


4.14.2015

Tatcha Kyoto Red Silk Lipstick


Tatcha Kyoto Red Silk Lipstick

After a long wait, the most gorgeous red lipstick made its way home to me.
Tatcha Kyoto Red Silk Lipstick is rather imperial. It is perfect inside and out.
Since this is a limited edition and my understanding is that only a small number of them were produced, you might want to grab one before it's too late. It is still available online.

It is $55 a piece (a very heavy piece or art, by the way), but let me just say this is much nicer than any high-end lipstick I've ever experienced. I didn't even have to justify my purchase. This lipstick makes me happy.


4.10.2015

Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour 416 Coco


Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour 416 Coco

So I bought a piece from the reformulated Chanel Rouge Coco range, and I went the other way this time : Orange.
I tend to go for a safe pinkish color when it comes to a higher-end lippie purchase, but this spring I am coveting all things coral and orange. Maybe it is the unbelievably long winter that still seems to be ongoing. I never thought I'd be talking about weather so much, but there isn't any sign of green or flowers although we're now well into April. I need some warmth!

Well, Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour Coco is warm, refined, and edgy.
I really like it and even reach for it quite often that I myself am happily surprised.


4.07.2015

Lancôme Baume In Love Urban Ballet


Lancome Baume In Love Urban Ballet


Remember when I was complaining that L'Oreal Balm Pop isn't balmy enough? So I went ahead and ordered a Lancôme Baume In Love hoping to fix the iffy situation. In a sane world, a tinted lip balm should be sheer, balmy, and tender on lips, don't you think?
Let's just say Lancôme Baume In Love has brought the balance back to my cosmetic world and to my lips, and I love it.


4.05.2015

Kaia Juicy Bamboo Natural Facial Cleansing Cloths



I use cleansing oil and bi-phased eye makeup remover for my daily makeup removal, so I can't say cleansing cloths are essential for that. Still, I need some sort of wipes, and quite frequently, too. I don't know about you, but I use a wipe to cleanse my neck on a day I don't take a shower at night. Although I find splashing soapy water on my neck is cumbersome if not in a shower, I still feel that my neck needs something. A baby wipe followed by a toner-soaked cotton pad usually is up for the task.
So naturally, I thought about my neck (rather than my face) when I had an opportunity to try Juicy Bamboo Natural Facial Cleansing Cloths which are infused with vitamins and double as toner.







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