Wednesday, June 4, 2014
The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder - Dupe for My Favourite Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer?
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Turns out, not quite. However, it also turned out to be a wonderful new surprise that will win my love over a little.
Monday, June 2, 2014
Over the years, I have bought way too many big bottles of perfumes. For one thing, they are cheap compared to their smaller brothers and sisters. Over the years, I have also learnt that I can never finish a single perfume in my lifetime. Because no matter how much I love them at first whiff, I always end up hating them when I get to about the half point.
This summer, I have fought with my inner money-per-unit-saving demons, and bought two roller-ball perfumes. So far, I can safely say I will finish them, and will utilize my cash to the fullest!
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Saturday, May 24, 2014
I have saved my Sephora points for a very long time. Sometimes I will redeem one or two 100 point perks, but I don't think I have ever redeemed for a 500 point perk. Most of those 500 point perks look pretty stingy and cheap from a company like Sephora, considering that people like us spend hundreds of dollars in their store every year. And really, this is kind of like a gift-with-purchase when you accumulatively spend 500 bucks.
Anyways, other than the full size Benefit Coralista from several years ago, this is the first one that I think is worth getting. This is just out today (by today I really mean yesterday, as it is like..3:00 am right now), and I had to go in to get them. I know they are all minis, but the blush itself contains 4g of product, while a full-sized Nars blush contains about 4.5g of product, so this mini is kind of full size in a mini container. The lip crayon and the eyeliner each contain exactly half of the full sized products.
To be honest, when I opened these, their tininess did shock me a little. Especially the blush. It is literally a mini. But I digress, you can't judge things entirely on the size of their containers!
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Sunday, May 11, 2014
A few years ago, when the Clarisonic first came out, I was horrified by the idea. The idea of using a giant electronic tooth brush on my face sounded terrible. Our teeth is the strongest bone in our entire body, but our skin is delicate. How can it withstand a giant electronic tooth brush? About two years after it came out, one Christmas I had the Sephora VIB 20% coupon. I saw the colourful Mia2's hanging around at the back of the store, and the pink one was so cute! I went over the stroked the brush, seems much softer than my tooth brush! Therefore I gave it a chance and brought it home.
Monday, May 5, 2014
Many things have changed since my last post, one thing being my hair colour is now a medium brunette colour. I love it. With these changes come the need to change up my makeup routine and colour choices. For example, I used to always exclusively use warm toned colours on my lips, specifically all pinks need to be peachy. Everything needs to be warm and nude for me to feel comfortable. Now a days I am leaning more towards the cooler pink areas. Peaches and oranges still look insanely good with my colouring, but not so much peachy pinks. Peachy pinks look rather bleb on me. Cooler pinks look much much better on me now. Plus, I just chopped my hair from past my boobs to about shoulder length. You just can't beat brown messy bob-ish hair with loud pink lips on a summer day with them crazy shades and destroyed jean shorts. It is what I live for.
With that, I have to say the Hourglass Rouge Velvet lipstick in the colour Ballet is now my holy grail lipstick. It is very expensive, $35 here in Canada, and probably $30 in the US. The formula is insanely great. It reminds me of the old formula from Lancome, very creamy and hydrating with a slight sheen, can be worn comfortably for an extremely long time without shrinking my lips and wrinkling them. And with all that, it still manages to stay on forever. Here are some dupes and favourites from MAC that hopefully, for girls like me, who were looking for dupes and could never find one, would find these swatches helpful.