Monday, December 29, 2014

Dior Cuir Cannage: Swatches & Review

I purchased this little beauty about a month and a half ago, and have since been putting it to the test. I consistently use mid-high end eyeshadows, so the Dior Cuir Cannage palette was my first foray into luxury eyeshadow. The palette features five warm, darker neutrals in both satin and matte finishes. Dior Cuir Cannage retails for $60. 

This eyeshadow quint includes a purple-toned brown, a champagne, a darkened gold, a blackened plum, and a camel (the only matte in the palette). The camel kicks up some powder when a brush is dipped into it, but none of the shadows feel particularly soft. And while I would have liked a little bit more pigmentation with these shades, they all apply beautifully and are not sheer, patchy, or chalky. 

Although these shades don't swatch all that well, they perform beautifully on the eyes. All are buildable and blendable. The champagne is the perfect highlight color, and the blacked plum is lovely as a liner or smudged in the outer-v. The camel works well in the crease, although it can be slightly too dark if used with a heavy hand. 

There is also nice variety in achievable looks from this palette due to the varying color depths. I like doing a lighter eye with the champagne on the lid, the golden brown in the crease, and the purple-toned brown in the outer-v. A mid-tone eye can be done with the golden brown on the lid, the purple-toned brown in the crease, and the blackened plum in the outer-v. And a nice smokey eye can be achieved using the purple-toned brown on the lid and the blackened plum in the crease for a little definition.  

The only real complaint I have with this palette is that the golden brown color is very similar to the matte camel-- almost identical except for the finish. So while these two blend very well together, since there are only five shades in the palette, I would have preferred a little more distinction between these two shades.  

But overall, I really enjoy this palette, and it has become my new go-to when I want a simple, neutral eye look. What do you think of the Dior Cuir Cannage palette? Do you have a favorite Dior palette? 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Sonia Kashuk Lip Crayons: My Current Favorite Drugstore Lipstick

Honestly, I don't tend to use drugstore lipsticks all that often. If I do, it's usually Maybelline or NYX. I generally prefer the formulas and scents of mid to high end lippies. But recently, I got a bunch of darker shades for the fall/winter season from brands like Nars, TopShop, Marc Jacobs Beauty, and of course, Sonia Kashuk. And I must say, I was a little more than surprised that the Sonia Kashuk lippies matched if not surpassed the quality of the mid to high-end lipsticks. 

The ones I particularly like from her brand are the Lustrous Shine Lip Crayons ($9 each). These are twist-up, chubby lip pencils. I only have the two darker shades, but I love them so much, I really want to buy the other two shades in the range. 

The shades I have are Dahlia (described as a deep berry) and Orchid (described as a radiant purple). Now let me tell you what's up. These crayons glide onto the lips with absolutely zero tugging. They are pigmented as hell. (Is hell pigmented??) They are hydrating. They don't require a lip liner. They have a shiny finish but are long-wearing. And they stain the lips, so even when the shine eventually does wear off, the color won't. Do these sound like the perfect lippies? As long as you're okay with the non-matte finish, they basically are. 

Top: Orchid; Bottom: Dahlia

Here's what they look like on the lips:

Sonia Kashuk Lustrous Shine Lip Crayon in Orchid
This color...I'm in love with this color. I think it's more of a bright, pink berry than a radiant purple though. I love this shade for an everyday pop of color, and I think it will work great even through the warmer months. 

Sonia Kashuk Lustrous Shine Lip Crayon in Dahlia
Again, I think this color's description is a little off. I find it more of a deep, ruby red than a deep berry. But again, I love it! I think this makes for a perfect holiday lip. Although I doubt I'll put it down when the season's over.

Have you tried any of Sonia Kashuk's lip products? What do you think? Let me know in the comments!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Christmas Tag

I know everybody always says it, but can you believe the year is almost over? I have to admit though, I'm pretty darn excited for 2015. I usually get a little sad when a year ends, and as nice as 2014 was, I have good feelings about 2015. So here's hoping, regardless of how this year has gone for you, next year will be even better. 

But on to the point of this post: I was tagged by Genevieve who runs the lovely blog Vievelle to do this Christmas Tag. Admittedly, I'm a relatively lazy celebrator of Christmas, but I celebrate nonetheless, so let's do this ish!

Admittedly this picture has nothing to do with Xmas.

1. What is your favorite Christmas movie?

A Christmas Story. Hands down. I severely appreciate TBS's 24-hour marathon of this movie every year. It definitely isn't wasted on me. 

2. Do you open your Christmas presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?

Christmas Day. Although my family are minimalists with gift-giving so it's a pretty small affair. The dogs usually get more presents than the humans. 

3. Do you have a favorite Christmas memory?

Mm no, I don't think so. Every Christmas is enjoyable in its own way (and honestly, most are the same). 

4. What is your favorite festive food?

Peppermint bark! I always gotta get me some peppermint bark. 

5. What tops your tree?

Nothing, actually. We're pretty lazy about even putting up a tree every year, but if we do, there's rarely a topper. 

6. As a child, what was one extravagant gift you asked for but never received?

When I was maybe five years old, one of our neighbors moved away. I asked my parents to buy me their house. I totally didn't understand that real houses were not comparable to, say, Barbie play houses. 

7. Do you prefer a real tree or synthetic?

Well I've actually never had a real tree, so synthetic. I definitely see the appeal of a real tree, but I like being able to reuse a synthetic one. 

8. What's your favorite scheme for decorating a tree?

Lighting, tinsel, ornaments. 

9. Giving or receiving?

I love receiving, but giving can be stressful. I definitely prefer giving, though, when I'm confident I've gotten something my recipient will love.  

10. Christmas Day fashion?

Christmas Day is usually a lazy day at home. So for me, that means pj's or lounging clothes. Nothing particularly cute or festive. 

11. What's your favorite Christmas song?

Easy. "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays" by 'NSync. I usually won't even skip that song if it comes up on shuffle during the rest of the year. 

12. Christmas cards or texts?

Gotta love a good ole fashioned Christmas card!

Thanks again to Genevieve for tagging me, and I tag anybody who wants to do this tag! If you do, let me know in the comments so I can check it out!

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Monday, December 1, 2014

November Favorites

November was definitely a good month. Since my birthday and Thanksgiving both fall in November, it's usually a fun and relaxing month. And this year was no different. I have a few makeup favorites to share with you, so here we go!

I normally use powder foundations, and actually prefer a sheerer coverage. I know L'Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder foundation came out a while ago, but I've been trying to get more into liquid formulas, so I thought this would be a nice transition. This foundation is very liquidy, but that doesn't bother me. It does have a sheer coverage, so you medium-full coverage gals might not like this one. It blends into the skin nicely, quickly turns into that powder-finish, and is very comfortable on the skin. What I especially love is how long-wearing this is. I have oily skin, but even after five+ hours of wear (including taking my dog for a walk!), there is hardly any breakdown of the product--only slightly on my nose. And while I would have preferred a pump, I still really like the sleek, glass-bottle packaging. I use the shade Classic Ivory. 

Dior Cuir Cannage was my birthday present to myself. You have no idea how long I tried to talk myself out of another neutral palette (I was considering YSL Avant Garde for a long time), but I decided this combo of colors in all warm tones was just too good to pass up. I'll have a review on this palette coming soon, so if you're interested in learning more, keep an eye out! 

I think I mentioned last month how my love for drugstore mascara has been renewed. I wanted a mascara with a smaller brush to replace my Clinique Bottom Lash, and I found it in Maybelline Lash Discovery. I love, love, love this not only as a bottom-lash mascara but also as a base layer for my top lashes. On no-makeup makeup days, this is lovely alone on the top lashes for extra length. But on regular makeup days, I like to layer this under whatever mascara I use on my top lashes. The small brush allows me to really get to the base of my lashes, giving a tight-lining effect. 

NYX Plush Red lip liner plus TopShop Partition lipstick was my go-to lip combo in November. While swatched these colors come off more pink than red, on the lips, they are a perfect, true red. I like to line and fill in my lips with the liner and then top it off with the lipstick. Both formulas are so comfortable on the lips, and I can apply once and not have to worry about it for the rest of the day. The color will stay vivid and my lips won't dry out. This will definitely continue to be my holiday lip-combo through December. 

What were some of your favorites in November? 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

What's In My MAC Eyeshadow Palette?

I've done it! I've finally completed my (first?) MAC palette. Is it weird that I feel accomplished for purchasing and arranging eyeshadows? I'm going with it. It's been a long time coming, since I was trying to make it more of a long-term project. I wanted to make sure I really wanted all of the colors I was choosing, since it's so easy to get swept away by all of the pretty shades available at the counter. I also wanted to make sure that all the shadows would go well with each other. And variety. I love me a neutral palette, but I definitely wanted a couple pops of color in there. Yeah, I was pretty picky with this one. But I have to say, I'm beyond pleased with how it turned out. This is definitely a one-and-done palette for me. I can do multiple, full eye looks and my brows with just this palette. Here are my picks: 

L to R: Dazzlelight, Naked Lunch, Arena, Expensive Pink, Woodwinked

This is my highlight and lid color row. Dazzlelight is that perfect subtle highlight, and my go-to regardless of what other eyeshadows I'm using. It almost has a pink duochrome factor which is gorgeous. I love Naked Lunch for a highlight with smokier looks, or as an all-over lid color for easier looks. Such a great multi-tasker. Arena is a great lid color, but I really don't reach for it that often. Expensive Pink and Woodwinked on the other hand, are wonderful. I recommend both of these, but if I could only choose one, it would be Woodwinked. This is perfect for a one-shadow look since it gives dimension when buffed into the crease. 

L to R: Sumptuous Olive, Soft Brown, Swiss Chocolate, Mystery, Plumage

Can words express my love for Sumptuous Olive? Let's find out. If I had to choose a single favorite shadow from my palette, it would be this one. This tone of green is subtle enough to go with basically anything, and it really makes brown eyes pop. I don't know if I've ever applied a more magical color to my lids. How was that? Soft Brown is a cult favorite and for good reason: it's the perfect warm transition shade. This makes it into about 75% of my eye looks. I love Swiss Chocolate as a crease color for warm looks. It looks especially good paired with Sumptuous Olive. Mystery is my brow color. Its cool tone makes it perfect for brows, and its slight red/purple tones are great if you have auburn hair like me. I also love it for deepening the outer-v. Plumage is one I wish I used more than I do. I love, love, love it for a colorful smokey eye, but it's also great as a liner. 

L to R: Sable, Haux, Satin Taupe, Copperplate, Sketch
Finally, my taupe/purple row. I tend to really like these kinds of colors. Sable and Satin Taupe are my lid colors, but I usually prefer Sable. Haux is a great transition color, and works beautifully with all of the colors in this row. I wish Copperplate were not so powdery because look at that color! I absolutely love it, but I hate working with it. I've seriously never experienced more kick-up from another eyeshadow in my life. Sketch is gorgeous as a definer or smokey-lid color, but I have to say, I'm not as impressed with the texture and payoff of this one as I am with some of the others. 

Although I speak more highly of certain shades than others, out of these 15, none are misses. All of these colors are great in their own way, and I recommend them all. But if I had to pick a top five, they would be: Naked Lunch, Woodwinked, Sumptuous Olive, Mystery, and Sable. 

What are some of your favorite MAC eyeshadow shades? Let me know in the comments!

Monday, November 3, 2014

October Favorites

Well one of my favorite months has come and gone, but I don't have too many favorites. I spent so much of October in Halloween makeup, that I didn't get to use or try too many other products. But here are some of the products I frequented the most aside from my white face paint: 

I absolutely love this moisturizer. It's super rare that I repurchase a skincare product because I'm always convinced there's something better out there that I need to try. Well I couldn't find anything else that looked better this time around, so I got another Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer. This stuff is awesome. I love for my daytime moisturizer to have an SPF, and this one doesn't skimp with its level 47. (Although I find 47 to be a humorously odd number; why not 45 or 50?) It also keeps my oily mug hydrated without making me more oily throughout the day—which is a huge win for me because I have serious trouble finding a moisturizer that accomplishes that. And bonus? It smells like Smarties. 

This product is new to me, but has quickly become a staple in my brow routine. I'd heard boasts of Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel, but never realized it could be this good. I used to use a clear mascara as my brow gel, but a product that is meant to hold brows in place really took my brow game to the next level. Have I said brows enough? Brows, brows, brows. Now I have long and decently wild brows (ha), but with this stuff, they do. not. budge. For real. It's pretty awesome. I use the shade Brunette, BTW.  

If you're at all familiar with my blog, you'll know that I'm in love. That's right, I'm in it for the long haul with NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams. I have way too many colors (pshaw), but I love them all. This one in Copenhagen is no different. This is the perfect vampy fall/winter lip color, and I get compliments on it every time I wear it. The formula is matte without being drying, and smells amazing. I'll be wearing this for the rest of winter.

Although I'm sure this product is gorgeous at anytime of the year, I especially love it for fall. MAC Blue-Brown Pigment is such a beautiful duo-chrome. Exactly as the name suggests, it goes from being a bronze-y neutral to a wearable blue with just a shift of the head. I like to use this wet for optimal intensity, and I just pack it all over the lid for a simple, yet complex-looking eye. This also looks really great with some winged liner, and one pot will last a lifetime. Let's swoon, shall we? 

What did you love during October? Any products you're excited to pick up in November?   

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Easy, Last-Minute Halloween Makeup Ideas

I love Halloween. It's probably my favorite holiday, and I spend all month planning different looks I might want to try when the 31st rolls around. But you want to know the saddest thing? I've tried out umpteen looks throughout the month, and here I am, five days from Halloween, and I'm stuck in the same rut I always find myself in: I have no clue what to be for Halloween. I think the problem is that there are just too many options, and I always just want to try something new. But I still hate scrambling for a costume. And just in case you're like me, and have yet to be inspired, maybe we can help each other out. Here are some of the looks I've played around with: 

Daddy's Little Zombie
 Click HERE to see how to get this look.
Monster's Bride
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Pop Art Girl
 Click HERE to see how to get this look. 
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Broken Doll
Click HERE to see how to get this look. 

What are you going to be for Halloween? Let me know in the comments!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Swatches & Review

I was so pumped when I heard Benefit was releasing a collection of their boxed powders for the holiday season. I've actually never tried any of their cheek products before (besides Watt's Up), and I'd been eyeing Rockateur for the longest time. Honestly, the only reason I never went for it was because I just couldn't get past the fact that Benefit cut off a significant amount of the product but still sold it for the same price (0.17oz for $28 instead of 0.28oz for $28). 

Wellll, for all of you who were like me, this set is such a steal. For $8 more than a single boxed powder, you get a full-sized Rockateur plus five other powders (each of the others average at 0.17oz as well) to try. I will say, though, my least favorite thing about this set, and the reason I usually steer clear from other Benefit sets, is I hate the packaging. Yes, of course it's pretty cute at first. But from a practicality standpoint, it's just way too clunky. I don't have enough room to accommodate this in my collection, and I sure as hell don't want to travel with it. I'll definitely be depotting these once I figure out what size palette I want for that. If you have any suggestions for depotting this palette, or want me to do an update once I've finished, let me know in the comments!
L to R: Watt's Up, Rockateur, Coralista, Hoola, Sugarbomb, Bella Bamba, Dandelion

Although I haven't properly tested all of these powders yet, I think it's safe to say that the ones I expect to get the most use out of are Rockateur, Dandelion, and Hoola. Rockateur is such an easy-going, goes-with-everything kind of rosy color. Love it. Dandelion is that perfect light-pink color that I think looks flattering on everybody. (It reminds me of a slightly lighter, warmer version of Tarte's Amazonian Clay Blush in Dollface.) And I've heard Hoola touted as one of the best contour shades. I have to say, so far, I agree. I'm pretty fair, so a lot of bronzers and contour powders can go a little orange on me; this one doesn't. 

As far as the other three go, I like using Sugarbomb as a highlighter, though I'm not blown away by it-- I prefer Watt's Up. Coralista and Bella Bamba are shades that I'm not too attracted to. The Coralista in this palette (I've heard it's different from the original) is quite sheer and has a high sheen to it. I might eventually use this as a highlighter, but for now, I don't see myself getting much use out of this powder. Bella Bamba, while a nice color, has too much glitter in it for my taste. I may get more use out of it in the summer, but for now, it's also on my "meh" list.  

What do you think of this cheeky set? Which Benefit powder is your favorite?

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Battle of the Drugstore Deep Conditioning Hair Masks

I've finished off three drugstore hair masks, and wanted to have another little battles royal. Just so you can better judge my opinions on these, I have fine hair but a lot of it. I wash it every other day, and alternate between a regular conditioner and a hair mask. When I was using each of these, I used it exclusively as my treatment, meaning I did not alternate between hair masks, just the individual mask and my regular Pantene conditioner. Here's what I thought:

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle: First off, this stuff smells ah-mazing. Like coconuts. It also does a great job moisturizing. However, it only has one oil (jojoba), and I don't like the packaging. I prefer my hair masks in pots so I can easily scrape out every last bit. But! This is 8oz. And for only $3? I would definitely repurchase this. 

Neutrogena Triple Moisture: Of the three, this one did the best at conditioning my hair. This was the most expensive at $8 for only 6oz, but from this trio, it proved price corresponds with quality. It has three oils: olive, meadowfoam seed, and sweet almond. And it smells really nice; not as good as the Aussie one, but much better than the L'Oreal one. I would repurchase this one as well. 

L'Oreal Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm: This one was fine. It did the job, but that's it. It conditioned my hair basically the same as a regular conditioner and didn't smell particularly great. Not that it smelled bad, mind you. Just compared to the other two, there's nothing really special about this one. It doesn't have any oils, but it does contain ceramide, which is supposed to combat breakage. This was the second-best value at $6 for 8.5oz, but is the only one I wouldn't repurchase. 

So if I had to rank these, I would say the Neutrogena one was my favorite, Aussie next, and L'Oreal was my least favorite. I'm currently testing out a different L'Oreal one that has six! oils (I love me some hair oil), so I'll let you know how I get along with that one. What are your favorite hair masks? 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

MAC Lipstick: My Current Top 5 Permanent Shades

L to R: Viva Glam V, Plumful, Vegas Volt, Twig, Rebel

I'm a sucker for MAC Lipstick. But who isn't? Props to you if you can easily walk away from those counters with the sleek bullets and hundreds of shades. I admire your willpower. My collection has slowly been growing, so I wanted to do this post before I can no longer pare down my picks to just five. Here we go: 

Viva Glam V (Lustre)

This is my go-to MLBB shade. I normally prefer cream finishes, but the fine shimmer in this is actually really flattering while still feeling perfectly smooth.

Plumful (Lustre)

This soft, pink-berry color is universally flattering and so comfortable to wear. If you're not a huge fan of the color-payoff of Lustres, try this one-- the color is pigmented and build-able.

Vegas Volt (Amplified)

I love this one for a punch of color, anytime of the year. It looks especially nice with a green/khaki eye. I love pairing this with MAC's Sumptuous Olive eyeshadow. 

Twig (Satin)

Ah, my cozy-sweater lipstick. This one is pigmented, build-able, comfortable, universally flattering, and goes with any makeup look. If I could only recommend one lipstick, it would be this. 

Rebel (Satin)

This color is perfect day or night, summer or winter. And the saturation is so beautiful, I don't even care that it stains the lips. 

What are your favorite MAC lipsticks? Let me know in the comments! 

Monday, September 29, 2014

September Favorites

I've been such a bad blogger this month. I apologize. I've been pretty sick off and on, and I did a little bit of traveling in between. So since I was sick a lot, I didn't get to experiment with too many products--I pretty much just stuck to the basics. BUT I still have a few that I love and appreciate for standing by me during my trying times. I'd like to share them with you. Without further ado, my September favorites: 

NYX SMLC San Paulo 
When I first got this color, I put it aside as a "total fall color." I will never retire this color again, regardless of the season. It's definitely the perfect fall color, but it's actually just the perfect color. 

Naked Basics
I'm in love with this palette. I've been using it almost everyday since I bought it. When I was traveling, I took only this for my eye looks. It really is much more versatile than I had originally thought--I didn't even think I wanted this palette until just this August. 

MAC MSF Natural Light Plus
My lazy makeup routine has included just a light dusting of this. No foundation for me. Even though I usually only use a powder foundation anyway... This was still a nice, lighter option. It gives the skin a nice, natural finish with a little something extra that reminds me of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders. 

Maybelline One By One 
It's been a minute since I've used a drugstore mascara, especially Maybelline (I've had a lot of misses with them in the past). But this one works really well for me. It gives more volume than some high-end ones I've been using (I'm looking at you, UD Perversion and Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes), which has really helped me re-evaluate my relationship with high-end mascara. 

Serge Normant Dry Shampoo
Y'all. I washed my hair an embarrassingly few times this month. This dry shampoo saved me from being that creepy grease-ball who obviously has not showered in way too long. Not that it really mattered since this was all occurring while I was lying on my couch eating soup and spamming America's Next Top Model, as one does. 

Well we're entering my favorite quarter of the year, and I'll be back on my blogging game. Apologies again for the giant leave of absence. What were some of your favorites for September?

Monday, September 8, 2014

Liebster Award

I can't believe I'm writing this post, but I've been nominated for a Liebster Award! I received my nomination from the amazing Maurissa at Maurissa Sees Beauty. Thank you so much, Maurissa, I'm so honored! If you haven't checked out her blog before, definitely go take a peek— she's such a talented writer. And just in case you don't know, the Liebster Award is meant to connect bloggers as well as allow readers to get to better know their bloggers. 

Here's How It Works: 

1.) Write a post thanking the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
2.) Post 11 fun facts about yourself.
3.) Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
4.) Create 11 questions for your chosen bloggers to answer.
5.) Nominate fellow bloggers and let them know that they've been tagged.

11 Fun Facts About Me:

1. My dog is my baby. Her name is Mina and she's a rescue mutt.
2. I love horror novels and movies. 
3. I have to eat chocolate at least once a day.
4. Kevin Spacey is my celebrity crush. 
5. All of my favorite t-shirts are ones I stole from my mom. 
6. I collect shot glasses from places I've traveled. 
7. I take my coffee black.
8. I've crocheted since I was 8 years old, but I don't know how to knit. 
9. My family watches the extended The Lord of the Rings trilogy every Thanksgiving.
10. Fresh figs are my favorite fruit. 
11. I love alliteration.  

My Questions from Maurissa:

1. What was your last dream about? There was this race/competition on the beach, and I was so pumped to play, but I left my bathing suit, sunscreen, and towel at home. I had to go back to get all my stuff, and by the time I caught back up with the group, I was too late to play. Most. Annoying. Dream. 
2. How many hats do you own? You know, I think I own maybe two baseball hats that I wear when I go to the beach/take my dog for a walk. I'm not a big hat-person.
3. What animal would you like to have as a pet? Besides dogs? Probably a bear or tiger. As long as they would cuddle with me and not eat me.
4. Who was the last person to send you a text message? My boyfriend.
5. What was the last thing you took a picture of? My dog. My phone is filled with pics of my dog. 
6. Is the glass half full or half empty? It's mostly half-full. But there's always those half-empty days. 
7. Do you prefer tea, coffee, or cocoa? Why must I choose?? In the morning, tea; in the afternoon, coffee; and in the evening, cocoa.
8. If you had to throw out one beauty product right now, what would you sacrifice? Probably the mascara or foundation that I've almost finished up. Is that a cop-out answer? 
9. What historical period would you visit if you could go back in time? I don't think I'd want to live in any historical time, but if I'm just visiting, either the 1930's for the fashion, or 14th century England to chill with Chaucer. Because that could totally happen if I went back to that time, right?
10. What's the worst show on television right now? I think any reality TV is arguably the worst show on television. Unfortunately, I happen to love those shows, so which do I pick as the guiltiest of pleasures? Probably #RichKids of Beverly Hills. 
11. Where did you go on your first airplane ride? I was 18 months old and my parents took me to Japan. That's where my mom's side of the family is from. 

My Nominees:

Debra from Makeup By Debra
Heidi from Hansen & Heidelberg

My Questions for the Nominees:

1. If you could only apply one type of makeup product (lipstick, blush, mascara, etc.) for the rest of your life, what would you choose?
2. Which is your favorite meal of the day: breakfast, lunch, or dinner? 
3. Favorite guilty-pleasure movie? 
4. Dogs or cats?
5. If you could totally splurge on one fashion item, what would it be? 
6. What is your favorite app? 
7. Can you play any instruments? 
8. What is your favorite makeup brand? 
9. Do you have any siblings?
10. What was the first concert you ever went to?
11. If you could do a collaboration with MAC, what would be the star of your collection? 

Thanks again to Maurissa, and have fun, nominees! 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Japanese Skin Care Haul

So when my cousin came to visit, she brought me a ton of Asian skincare which basically made me swoon. I'm obsessed with Celdie's face wash, so I had asked her to bring me a bottle. She brought three because she's awesome. She also packed some other goodies like Lioele face masks, Puresa sheet masks, eye-makeup remover, and a moisturizer.  

Most of these products are available on, so you can still order them if you live in the US. However, the prices will be inflated. I haven't tried everything yet, but I can highly recommend Celdie's face washes if you're on the market for a new cleanser. They're super gentle and effective. The Lioele masks are also really nice (and cute, to boot). If you're interested in a review, or just have a question about any of these products, make sure to comment below!