Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Review: Sephora Flashy Liner Waterproof in Deep Black

This eye (pencil) liner is so amazing! I thought I'd share it here! 
I got it during Sephora's friends & family sale and love it
after just once use! It's super waterproof and long-lasting,
creamy, deep and rich pigments! It's that amazing that I even 
took it with me to my thanksgiving vacation last weekend!

size: Net wt. 0.04 oz / $8 (

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Review: Revlon Top Speed First Class

Got this Revlon Top Speed in First Class the other day at Target
First Class is a Target exclusive, it is a lovely creamy sailor blue,  
medium-toned that's not too dark and not too bright

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Review: NARS Orgasm Blush

This has been one of my favorite blushes over the past few years. 
It's NARS famous blush in Orgasm, a very gorgeous peachy pink 
with extra fine golden shimmers.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sparkling Holiday Nails

Holidays is around the corner, today I'd share a very pretty and sparkling 
holiday nail tutorial! It's very simple and easy to create!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Review: e.l.f. Royal Purple

Last Friday I had elf's Royal Purple on my nails.
I really liked this gorgeous shimmery purple,
especially with my winter/dark outfit, they just look stunning.

Swatch under natural sunlight without flash

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief + Gift with Purchase

Finally got my Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
from Nordstrom! I was planning to purchase this during Sephora's
Friends & Family sale event, but they were all sold out!!!

Luckily, Clinique in Nordstrom has the Gift with Purchase (GWP) event!!

These gifts are free with $25 purchase 
(through November 20th - per e-mail I received)

Gifts include: 
1. Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser 
2. Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Moisturizer SPF 20
3. Different Lipstick in Raspberry Glace
4. High Impact Mascara in Black
5. Colour Surge Eye Shadow Trio
6. Quickliner for Eyes in Black Brown
7. Tracy Reese for Clinique Cosmetics Bag Set

During this time of the year my sensitive and dry skin gets even drier and
I wanted to use something underneath my Origins VitaZing to help hydrating
my skin without the greasy felling and to help my makeup stay better...
my sister also has dry skin and she recommended this to me during 
her last visit so I thought I'd give it a try^^

this product claims it can comforts skin instantly, and can be applied over makeup
for a midday boost. For very dry skin type, it can be used before applying 
"moisturizer", even though this is categorized under moisturizer, it's oil-free 
and the texture is very lightweight like gel, a little bit firmer than serum. 
It's also for all skin type. for oil skin type this might be great because it's so light 
and oil-free, but for dry or dry/combination skin type, another layer of moisturizer
would be needed for better result. It plumps the look of dry lines. And helps keep
out environmental irritants. can also be used as a 5-minutes surge mask.

I can't say much about the review as I just start using this product,
but I can already tell I love it because of its lightweight and hydrating formulation!
I will continue to use it and see if it can improve my dry skin condition.

Now move on to the gifts I received from my purchase...

first up is the Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser (30ml)
I currently have this in full size (5 oz/150 ml) 
It's a pretty nice, fragrance free mousee-like cleanser

Even Better Skin Tone Correction Moisturizer SPF 20 (.5 oz/15ml)
I have never heard of or used this moisturizer, 
hopefully it's something useful^^

Different Lipstick in Raspberry Glace

swatch under natural sunlight/no flash
color is pretty, it has a sheer with a bit of glossy finish

Colour Surge Eye Shadow Trio
Left to right: 
single shade from Strawberry fudge duo
single shade from beach plum duo
chocolate chip stay matte

Quickliner for Eyes in Black Brown

Automatic eyeliner pencil twists up

Quickliner for Eyes in Black Brown

swatch for Quickliner, no flash
pretty smooth to glide on, not sure if it's waterproof or not

here are all the makeup swatches from the gifts (except mascara)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Smith's Rosebud Salve (in a Tube) Swatch and Review

Today I'm reviewing a great lip balm from Rosebud Perfume Co.
It is Smith's Rosebud Salve (and Rosebud Salve in a Tube)
This lip balm have received all the hype, it's like something
everyone have to have in their bags. Is it really worth all the
hype? the answer is yes! It works like magic!

From the product description/detail, it said this rosebud slave 
has multi-purpose uses. It can be used to sooth dry lips and skin, 
diaper rash, blemishes, rough cuticles, and may soften rough hands. 
It can also calm and heal irritation, and soothe the sting of minor burns. 
It can also be used on dry elbows or knees to condition, and relieve dryness. 

So far I only use this on my lips and cuticles, and mainly on my lips. ha ha 
It's really moisturizing and super long-lasting, perfect for the cold winter seasons!
I like to apply this before bed, and wake up with a soft, supple and moisturizing lips.

the texture is thick (so doesn't evaporate as fast) and smooth with a glossy finish 
it has a sticky feeling when first applying it, but your body temperature will "melt"
the lip balm within a minute or so and it will leave you a glossy, non-sticky finish! 
It's rose smell is very very light, you can barely smell it which is great for 
people who's sensitive to scents, etc. (great for men too)

One downside: this lip balm is petrolatum/petroleum based so it's not that great.
but it's moisturizing power is very very good!
(Ingredients: Cotton Seed Oil and Aromol, with essential oils blended 
in a special petrolatum base.) 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Nail of the Day: E.L.F. Red Velvet Swatch and Review

Today's NOTD is a holiday shade from elf in Red Velvet
It's a gorgeous deep and rich red with super fine shimmer in it..
very very pretty...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Sephora Friends & Family Haul

Long wait is finally ended! My Sephora F&F order is here! 
Yes, this late because I had a last minute order *_* ha ha ha...

1. Josie Maran Protect Daily Sun Protection Argan Oil Infused SPF 40+
I've heard good things about this, it's formula is nature and has higher SPF 
than my current SPF 30 one, I can't wait to try it!

2. Sephora Collection Moonshadow Baked Palette - In The Nude
I swatched these colors in the store and love it^^ 
these shimmer baked eyeshadows are gorgeous...

3. Sephora Collection Flashy Liner Waterproof in 10 Deep Black (Dark Jet Black)
another waterproof eye pencil liner!
swatch from sephora website

4. Rosebud Perfume Co. Rosebud Salve Lip Balm
for home and night use (because of its tin container)

5. Rosebud Perfume Co. Rosebud Salve in a Tube
(for my purse)

6. Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation in No 30 Porcelain
color swatch from Sephora website
No. 30 Porcelain - for medium skin with beige undertones
I have been wanting to get this for so long, hope it's as good as the reviews.

7. Sephora Collection Face & Eye Travel Tool Kit
This is going to be a return item because it's way smaller than I thought

s1. Free Sample - Per-fekt Brow Perfection Gel in Caramel
s2. Free Sample - Marc Jacobs Oh, Lola! Eau de Parfum
s3. Free Sample - Supergoop! SPF 35+ Save Face A.M. Moisturizer 
With Advanced UV Protection

Monday, November 7, 2011

It's Here! Friends & Family Event

*Discount valid on items only, excluding Fresh, Jane Iredale, 
Maui Jim, and Oakley products, gift cards, and certificates. 
Valid Tuesday 11/8/2011 from 12:01am 
through Friday 11/11/2011 11:59pm Pacific Time

True love has a color and a name

Cartier rings...
So beautiful...

Friends with Benefit!

Benefit's Once-A-Year Friends & Family Sale is here.
Get 20% off any order, code: LOVEYALL
Offer Valid only at

Terms and Conditions
Excludes holiday products and expires 11/14/11 at 11:59pm PST
Combinable with standard shipping offers only. FREE standard shipping is 
automatically applied on all US orders over $50 and international orders 
over $125. No codes necessary. Excludes order shipping to China.

Happy Kiehl's Day!

For those Kiehl's lovers out there, Kiehl's is having a promotion 
of giving away Deluxe Trio samples with $50 purchase.

Buy online at 

Buy in-store, print and bring below promo image 
to your nearest Kiehl's freestanding store.

This offer ends on 11/13/2011 at 11:59 pm EST

Review: Origins Modern Friction

This is the best exfoliator ever! I have been using this Modern Friction 
since Origins launched this product, about 6-7 years ago! During these years
I also tried other exfoliators/face scrubs from other brands, but I always 
come back to Origins' Modern Friction! It's the best!

4.2 oz/125 ml $37.50

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Review: E.L.F. Eyelid Primer

This eyelid primer REALLY works! I got this the other day in Target because I've 
heard good reviews about this primer. When I first tried it, I did not have high 
expectation as this only costs $1, but by the end of the day when I was about to remove 
my makeup, my eye shadows stayed pretty well, and I was so happy this truly works!

I got this in Sheer Nude shade

Saturday, November 5, 2011

True Love


Review: Estée Lauder Gentle Eye Makeup Remover

Another eye makeup remover post today! 
It's Estée Lauder's Gentle Eye Makeup Remover

3.4oz/100ml $15.50

Nail of the Day: E.L.F. Metal Madness Swatch and Review

Today I felt like to have some holographics on my nails, it's E.L.F. Metal Madness
This is a gorgeous metallic gunmetal/charcoal shade with holographic shimmer. 

Only 2 coats were needed for a opaque finish.

ALMAY eye makeup remover pads and review

Today's post featured my all time favorite eye makeup remover pads from ALMAY!
They are moisturizing eye make up remover pads
and oil free eye makeup remover pads

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

E.L.F. Holiday Nail Polish Set Reviews and Swatches

I just couldn't make up my mind choosing one color from 
the E.L.F. Holiday Nail Polish Set for my Nail of the Day

All these 5 colors look so pretty to me so I decided to 
swatch all the colors on my nails ^-^ sounds good? Keep reading.

Left to Right: 
Golden Goddess, Royal Purple, Mod Mauve, Red Velvet, Metal Madness
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