February 27, 2013

Sally Hansen Flirt

A week has been passed without one post on this blog. I was busy to finish planning my March trip, and writing some resume. They are really never-ending job to do.

I feel warmth in the air recently. It's not like real spring is here, but I feel like I smell it. Little warmth of temperature above -10'C is all I want for February. Seriously, how can I wish for more than that while I live in Northern Albert?

Before March and my trip to Southern California, I wanted to post this nail colour. It is a wine coloured one with flirty name.

Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in Flirt.

Sally Hansen Flirt

I see small red-ish glitters in purple bottle. If you see the bottle, little-dark purple shade is probably all you can see. That's what I saw.

But when applied, the colour is kinda transformed into wine-like shade, and the shimmers are non-visibly working for shiny look of nails  The name is showing its nature perfectly! Fancy name persuaded me to buy her, and apparently this was my favourite nail colour for February. I tried Essie Turquoise & Caicos once, but I felt like I applied the colour too soon. BTW the colour is beautiful! I hope I can manage sometime to post that colour soon =)

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February 18, 2013

Revlon Colorbusrt Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti, Berry Smoothie, and Cherry Tart,

Tuttil Frutti, Berry Smoothie, Cherry Tart
As I mentioned in the former post, I got three of them now. I feel little too late to get only-three of them, since they are quite a hit in the market, but I can get more of them sooner later ;)

My first purchase was Tutti Frutti. It looked like vibrant orange-red on someone, well someone in the picture on some blogs I read. I really like red-ish colour that makes my face look energetic and fresh! So I bought this one.

But see how this one shows its colour on me.

Tutti Frutti

Yes, it is vibrant orange colour, but not orange-red colour I was expecting. This was a disappointment to me, because I paid full price for un-desired colour. It did cheer me up when I feel blue and lonely, but I didn't use this one frequently.

There the 4.99 sale came to me, then I was possessed.

Tuttil Frutti, Berry Smoothie, Cherry Tart
Here is the outcome!
If I tested before my purchase of Tutti Frutti, I might know that the colour is too much of orange colour for me.

Berry Smoothie
Berry Smoothie is a lovely medium pinkish shade with a hint of berry colour. Pink and berry shades tend to be none of my favourite colour, but this is certainly amazing colour that really suits my warm-toned skin. I am sure this will be my MLBB colour on-the-go.

Cherry Tart
This is another lovely shade! I love this pinkish red colour on me, and it's very wearable colour for almost everyone. When I read some review, many said that it is wearable colour for people with pink undertone. This is also wearable for me, one with yellow undertone, too. Someone compared this one with Candy Apple which is a matte red-red shade, but A review mentioning MAC Cyndi make me buy this. Same finish and colour, but this one is cooler-toned and more sheer. I was just so happy with this swatch, so I posted a self-portrait on Instagram.

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February 17, 2013

Revlon Lip Butters are on sale!

Only Sunday and Monday(Feb17 and 18) at Shoppers Drugmart, and whole week (until Feb21) at Superstore/Extrafood! One Revlon Lip Butter costs me 4.97!

So I got two of them. When the sale price is almost half of its original price, I don't get one for half-price. I get two for price of one. ;)

I already have Tutti Frutti, and purchased Berry Smoothie and Cherry Tart.
Review post will be here soon!

February 14, 2013

Winter skincare routine

I was seeking for good moisturizer from October 2012, and now I am settled down with some products. I no longer feel driness and itchness. Not only my hubby saying my skin feels soft and nice, but also my mother-in-law asked me what I am using.

So I am somewhat confidently posting this.
- Yes, they work for me, but not sure it would be the same thing for you.

In the morning, I wash my face with Garnier Moisture Rescue Cleaning Foam. then apply InfiniteAloe Advanced Formula Skin Care cream and Olay Complete SPF 30 Defense  for Sensitive Skin. (Here I used the Olay Moisturizer as a sunscreen)
Then apply make up, depends on what I like to use.

In the evening, I wet my cotton pad with Bioderma Sebium H2O to remove makeup, and cleanse rest of the makeup, dirt, and oil with Clarisonic Mia and Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Cleansing Bar for Face and Body. And wet my cotton pad with Clinique Clarifying Lotion2 to remove residue if they still exist. To misturize my face and neck,I apply TheBodyShop VitaminC Facial Radiance CapsulesInfiniteAloe Advanced Formula Skin Care cream, and Bio-Oil. 

In the weekend, I put BeautiControl Detox Spa Detoxifying Clay Masque on me. I still have few before-period acne, and I think this clay mask preventing me from breakout while moisturizing my skin. I also like to use Freeman Bare Foot Softening Foot Soak with Invigorating Peppermint & Plum. Foot soak is good for my health and heel. Also use this dermabrasional device I got from Korea. There are so many of them, but this one is cheeper! 

When I planned my routine, I was thinking...
  • I only need to remove natural oils in the morning, and moisturize my skin before makeup. Simple but effective products are needed.
  • In the evening, I need to remove all the makeup and residue and etc. My skin need to sleep and relax while I sleep. Remove everything, and rebuild moisturizing barrier. I wake up in the midnight more than two times because I feel thirsty. My skin shouldn't. 
  • Method matters. Massage everytime I apply moisturizer. 
  • I know full-bath and lower-body bathing is better than foot soak, but I want something I can continue in summer time as well. 

FYI, I attach a google map of the states and Canada. 

Can you see the little red flag? I am there! I live in the city where one can see aurora once a year, if one wake up at 04:00ish. I hope this would explain why my skin type varies from oily combination to dry combination, and why I was so desperately looking for a good moisturizer. 

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February 13, 2013

Unboxiing: Nars And God Created The Woman Eye Kit


I ordered them on 29th of January, but there are some issue like two separate accounts on my card and sephora online, and the package going through "border" while the shipment started from Toronto, ON. Seriously, I found that there is a Borderfree sticker on the box. 

Sephora logo on the box

I only ordered two items, so the box is relatively smaller than other boxes I got.

Everything out of the box

Here is what I got.
  • SEPHORA COLLECTION/ Pro Smoky Liner #24
  • NARS/ And God Created The Woman Set
  • Josie Maran/ Argan Cleansing Oil deluxe sample
  • Lab Series For Men/ Daily Moisture Defense Lotion deluxe sample
  • Bvlgari AQVA pour Homme Marine/ samples 
  • Paco Rabanne 1 Million/ samples 
  • Paco Rabanne Lady Million/ samples 


Five of them are samples. I saw many "better" samples I wish I could get, but they are not available to ship to Canada. *sad*
I am planning an anniversary trip to California in March, so I picked Josie Maran/ Argan Cleansing Oil  for evening cleansing, and Lab Series For Men/ Daily Moisture Defense Lotion SPF15 for mid-day touch-ups. 
While there is select-three-perfume-samples promo, Bvlgari AQVA pour Homme Marine seems like the only thing my hubby would wear for trip. Nice and easy one for "hotter" weather. But I also choose Paco Rabanne 1 Million and Lady Million for a few occasion like visiting nice restaurant for anniversary dinner. 

These are what I ordered. 

I heard this is a good dupe of MAC pencil brush. It is sharp-ended, and firm brush. The protector is designed for this brush only, I guess, and it is perfectly securing the product.  Good one for trip!

The palette and mini brush. The shades are mentioned on the box, not on the palette.
Alhambra    Kalahari               Bellissima
Galapagos  Coconut Groove  Night Clubbing

The colour looks gorgeous on the pan. I didn't have much time to swatch and do makeup, but the shades are available as ongoing single or duo shadow. So I think I can google some swatches and make my new look! 
Mini eye brush is soft, and this 7mm-thick flat-rectangled shape can be used for everyday make up. I cannot make any sharp details with this, but I can apply all-over-lid with its flat side and smudge eye line with dark shadow using its tip.

I am so excited with mail arrived, having enough time to study the shades before my trip! 

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February 06, 2013

Suggesting & Planning my V-day look

I was busy yesterday, and couldn't read my so-called Daily reads. So I read them today,  some of theme were Lipstick Bandits posts. Their theme was V-day, and I was like "Why don't I try to suggest V-day look? Or plan mine?" This is how this post started.

What I used today

First, I prep my skin with moisturizer and lip balm. First things first, eh?

Clinique Evenbetter concealer Porcelain, and Nars Tinted Moisturizer Alaska
Then I apply concealer with flat foundation brush. Foundation bush tends to be broader/bigger than concealer brush, and that saves a lot brushing motion. And I buff my tinted moisturizer with buffing brush. By the way, it only has been a month since I started using these brushes, I am so in love with them. I feel so good that my hands get less messy. So I am thinking about buying a acrylic palette for makeup. Then my hands will be truly mess-free, without foundation and concealer.

Clinique Blended face powder Invisible blend

Once foundation is done, I powder them so that they are set. I brush most of my face except nose, around nose, and eye brow. There, I use patting motion with thick and big powder puff. These are oily areas where I want no grease on them.

The base makeup is done, so I move on to eye makeup. I prime my eyelid with Too Faced shadow insurance. While the primer sets, I selected shadows. This look is for Valentines day, "official" romantic day of a year. So I picked up pink and purple.

Laneige dual e/s ShinePink& Purple, and Nars e/s duo Kuala Lumpur

I used pink side of the pencil  for all over my eyelid, and cover it with rosy pink colour with gold shimmer. Then line with purple side of pencil, and lightly smudge it with brownish purple colour.

Nars Blusher Deep Throat, and MAC Lipstick Giddy

Fort my cheek I applied peach-pink blusher, and I picked up pink lipstick which has hint of coral in natural light.

So this is my almost-final look for V-day, I planned for myself.

Without glasses.

and this is my final look.

With my favourite glasses

Do you like it?

February 02, 2013

NOTD: Essie Ballet slippers

This is one of famous bridal nail colours I heard. I got this one in winter, and felt cold while I watch my nailtips. So I don't often wear this, but today I thought of my wedding day while I was on the phone with my mom. It has been almost an year since the day, and I was planning first-anniversary trip. Why not be in the mood of wedding day again?

Essie Ballet slippers

Pale pink colour it is. I told you I felt cold when I watch my nailtips. You can see why. This is a picture of three coats of Essie Ballet slippers.  The colour is elegant and feminine, and it looks more beautiful with light coloured shirts. I wore this with white blouse and grey vest.

Because its "reputation as bridal nail colour," I thought some may like to see it with tings. Here is my picture.
With rings
I have little scar from "hot coffee" between my thumb and index finger, so I cut the picture not to show it. No mysterious thing here.

I think I would wear this when I feel like to be feminine, but my nail taste tent to like bold and warm colours. That means I already got bold ones: purplish-grey and plumy nail colours. I will get some picture of those sooner later =)

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