Much encouraged by my first experience with Deborah Lippmann lipsticks, I went ahead and ordered another lipstick/nail polish set of hers. Sexy Back Duet is a "fierce flirty fuchsia crème" duo (actually, "duo" would be more of an accurate term. Just saying) of a full size lipstick and a fashion size nail lacquer. It is another great set, and I must say this time I am more impressed with the lipstick than the nail polish.
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.
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.
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".
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.
Dior Addict Fluid Stick Plaisir (779) is one of the three limited edition colors from Dior's new "Tie-Dye" Collection (Summer 2015).
You guys know I LOVE Dior Addict Fluid Sticks (documented here & here), and I've wanted to add a bright pink red like Wonderland to my collection anyway. Plaisir is a bit of a deviated choice (also swayed by the fact it is an LE) yet close enough that I probably won't get Wonderland for comparison, but we will see. (It would be nice if somebody can actually confirm they are very close. Please?)
CoverGirl recently brought out a new volumizing mascara and a versatile liquid eyeliner : Meet The Super Sizer by Lash Blast Mascara & intensify me! Liquid Eyeliner.
I had my doubts because I rarely find a mascara with regular formulation that works on my straight Asian lashes and I still think liquid liners are difficult to work with. After trying them on and off for about two weeks, now I see I worried for nothing and many people would find these new eye makeup tools useful and easy to wear!
I always say "curiosity is overrated" to others as well as to myself. (I mean, have you not regretted answering a phone call from an unknown number, ever?)
Well, I was curious about the new Deborah Lippmann lipstick range, and I did need a new bottle of Deborah Lippmann Naked polish.
This time, I can tell you my curiosity has been rewarded, because Deborah Lippmann I'm Every Woman lipstick is excellent, and My Touch My Kiss Set is definitely a handsome way to try both.