Sunday, November 25, 2012

Lancome Hypnose Drama {Waterproof}

Background - I have a short, straight asian lashes.

Lancome HYPNÔSE DRAMA WATERPROOF does pretty good job at volumizing and keeping my eyelashes curled. The wand of this mascara is pretty crazy. 

My normal mascara routine is to curled my eyelashes first with Shu Uemura eyelash curler. Then I really love priming the eyelashes with Shiseido Nourushing Mascara Base. I really love layering mascaras. I find that a lot of volumizing mascara do tend to clump. So I usually find a "separating" mascara to brush off the clumps and my all time favorite is Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara.

I think this mascara is pretty good. I still prefer YSL Volume Effect Faux Cils Mascara. I did a blogpost on that --> HERE. The YSL is more volumizing and I think the crazy brush on the lancome makes it hard to use the mascara.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

DiorSnow Skincare [Haul]

Diorsnow is a clinically proven brightening treatment collection that evens the complexion, diminishes the appearance of dark spots and increases radiance. Powered by Icelandic glacial water and Dior's exclusive transparency-enhancing complex, the new formulas counteract skin acidity and target all five features of a radiant complexion (evenness, luminosity, moisture, texture and plumpness) for even faster and more effective brightening results. Immediately skin is illuminated with a flawless, even radiance that is intensified day after day.

Nourishes, softens and primes the skin for optimal brightening results.

Diorsnow D-NA Control White Reveal Day Essence is an ultra-penetrating day serum that delivers the highest concentration of brightening ingredients to help control DNA activity, brighten the skin and reveal a perfectly even complexion.

Lightweight fluid brightens the skin and helps regulate sebum to minimize pores, smooth and refine the skin's texture and create a perfectly matte and even complexion

Powerful night concentrate helps reverse the chain reaction at the origin of melanin production to brighten the skin and correct and prevent the appearance of dark spots.

Ultra-refreshing, lightweight cream delivers a potent concentration of birch sap and hibiscus extract to offer 24-hour hydration and spectacular plumping action to dull, lackluster skin. Steeped in moisture and intensely plumped, the skin glows with natural radiance and renewed vitality.

I have heard so many good things about DiorSnow. In addition, the reviews on both Norstrom website and Sephora are really positive. Therefore, I decided to splurge on this skincare line. 

I think this is the worst condition that my skin experience since puberty. It feels terrible - my self-esteem dropped. I cant really wear makeups everyday because I dont really wants to clog my pores on daily basis. My sister and my co-worker told me that it is actually normal to break out at this age, 25, because it is actually when our hormones starting to change again. Below is pictures that I just took a few minutes ago.

I have both active acne and acne scarring. So we will see how this DiorSnow actually works on my skin. I will definitely keep you guys updated. Also, if you ever try this DiorSnow or currently using them. Please, please, please let me know what you think about them. 

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Ciaté 'Mini Mani' Set || Fade To Greige

I have been shopping a little bit.. and this is one of them :)

I got Ciaté 'Mini Mani' Set :) This set is available both at Nordstrom and Sephora.

The Mini Mani Set is gorgeously packaged with:
- 17 of Ciaté's bestselling mini Paint Pots.
- 4 mini Caviar blends.
- 3 exclusive Paint Pot glitter shades.

It is kind of nice to get so many different polishes for $58.. Although they come in smaller bottle, who needs a full size polish? I never finish a bottle of nail polish, it usually ended up drying. 

I never try any Ciate polishes, so it is a good way to tested out a brand. 
It is kind of sad that these polishes are made in China! It cost $15 for a full size bottle and the brushes/applicator does not feel as smooth as other high quality brands such as Deborah Lippmann or Butter. 

The design on Ciate bottles are cute though; curvy bottle with a slim top handle and accented with bow at the front. 

Fade To Greige is a purplish dark gray. This polish turns opaque with 2 coats.
It is a perfect color for fall. 

I will definitely update you guys about the staying power of Ciate nail polishes.

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Chanel [565] Beige

Quick nail of the week. Beige by Chanel. It is a nude (very yellow base) with purple/magenta micro glitter. I honestly cannot really see the glitter once the polish applied to the nails in any sort of lighting. 

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

TOM FORD Cherry Lush

Okay. I cannot believe that I never posted anything about TOM FORD lipsticks.

By far, from my own experience, this is the best lipstick I have ever tried.
It is very moisturizing. 
The texture is very buttery. 
Smells like vanilla (very similar to MAC lipsticks).
It last very long. I start wearing this at 6 am in the morning, it lasted till I have my lunch around 1pm. It even lasted after I ate lunch.
It does not bleed! because even it is moisturizing, it does dries to a matte finish.

My second favorite lipstick brand would be YSL!

Tom Ford Private Blend Lipstick in Cherry Lush is your cooler/bluish red tone lipsticks.
Very classy and it will looks really good on any skin tone. 
I wore this with CHANEL LE CRAYON LÈVRES PRECISION LIP DEFINER (Color: Rouge Profond #57).

I know I look kind of weird here, but I just want to show you that cooler/bluish tone lip color does give you amazing teeth whitening effect. It is because cool tone contrast your warm/yellow tone in your teeth :)

Please tell me what is your favorite lipstick? I really love buying a new lipstick!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

MAC Vintage Vamp {Marilyn Monroe Collection}

This is a oxblood, vampy color that is very popular right now - either for nail color or lip color.

yay or nay?

I like this color, because it gives an illusion that I have lighter complexion. Hehe. typical asian.

Btw, I really want the lipsticks from this collection, but it is sold out EVERYWHERE. So if you love lip color, get them!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Holiday Season 2012

I love this time of the year: The Holiday Season
The warm and fuzzy feeling.
So much love
So much Shopping :)

Starting with Sephora Sale :)

Then my co-worker and I are COW (Customer of the week) at Starbucks!
If you are not familiar with this - so basically we get free drinks for the whole week. We can even come as many times as we want! But it is only for that Starbucks location :)
OMG! we are going to save so much money, means more shopping! *exaggeration*

Thanksgiving is around the corner. I am not big on this holiday I am just looking forward for days off from work! :D

Besides Sephora sale, there is going to be a 10-points Nordstrom event. Usually is at the beginning of December. So I normally buy cosmetics brands that Sephora does not carry. Such as Chanel, Giorgio Armani, MAC, Tom Ford. There are a lot of Giorgio Armani products that I would love to try!

After the Nordstrom sale, it comes my birthday! 

Then Christmas. Then new year.. 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

How-To: Easy French Mani

Hello! I will be showing you the experiment that I have been wanting to do since I saw this on pinterest: easy french manicure.

Three things that you need:
1. Reinforcement labels - I got this at drugstore for $1.99 comes with 500 labels
2. Base color polish - I choose Butter London Teddy Girl
3. Tip color polish - I am using Butter London Lovely Jubbly 

** Butter London Lovely Jubbly is very beautiful glitter nail polish but these images do not do justice on how pretty this polish is. It is a vibrant magenta nail glitter with red, blue, gold micro-particles. When lights are reflecting on your nails, it's like diamonds on your nails **

to see more swatches at Temptalia.

First step is to apply the base color and make sure it is completely dry. 

To save the labels, I cut them into half (as if I will run out tomorrow - I got 500 labels!! Hehe) 

Then, place the half-cut label on the nails and start painting the tip color. For me putting the labels are the most challenging part because you have to actually make it centered and even height for all nails. As you can see, I kind of chipped my index finger's base color polish!

Wait until tips are completely dry, peel off label gently.

... and Viola! Your french mani is done :)

Once you applied top coat, the chip become less visible. 

Good luck!

Please post the photo on my FB page if you decide to try this! I would love to see them!

I want to remind you guys Butter London is currently having their friends and family sale. Details HERE.

I guess I am in a PINK mode at the moment. I dolled up my macbook pro :) 
It's so pretty. I love it so much. 

Friday, November 2, 2012

Vanessa 8 months

she has such a sweet smile. Look at her little dimple... I just want to kiss you!

Aaaww... It broke my heart when I see this picture... I want to hold, hug and comfort my baby niece.

Butter London Friends and Family Sale! {November 2012}

Hello girls! For those of you who is a nail polish junkies, Butter London is having their friends and family sale... Take advantage of this before Wednesday, November 7th, 2012. I thought I just share with you guys! 

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