Hello! I know last time I said I’d be blogging on a more regular basis, well, as you can see, that did not happen. 😛 On the bright side, I am spending a lot more time outdoors like going to the beach or out to the city. So I’m letting that to be my excuse… To make up for the lack of updates, here are some photos of me doing some of the fun stuff (a nice change to all my makeup photos):
Okay, back to makeup! I recently got a lipstick as a sample from a Sephora order, initially I was very hesitant on picking this sample since I don’t really wear lipsticks, and the color of this sample was a very bold fuchsia! But then I bought it anyway since I got nothing to loose, and it’d be fun to try out different lipsticks for once. 🙂
And here it is: tarte Rainforest of the Sea™ Drench Lip Splash Lipstick in Surfer Girl.
Hello friends! I hope everyone’s having a wonderful Valentine’s day! Hubby and I normally don’t make a big deal out of Valentine’s day so today we just went out to have brunch where I got a rose from the restaurant! Afterwards we went to sit in a cafe to relax and enjoy the sunshine. (It’s 75 degrees in the middle of February, you gotta love California for that)
Over the holidays, I bought a special edition Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof eyeliner to try out. It was on sale for $29 for 5 eyeliners, which works out to be about $5 each, considering they each sell for $20, it was a really good deal!
I originally got these eyeliners just to expand the colors in my eyeliner collection, but I discovered an amazing secret to these eyeliners that I didn’t know. They are indeed as advertised to be “always sharp”!
Smokey eyes are one of my favorite looks to do, because you can wear them simple and light for an everyday look or make them intense for special events. It’s also a great look for monolids like mine since smokey eyes help open up the eyes and easily give the illusion of dimensions to the eye.
So when Urban Decay came out with their own Smoky eyeshadow palette, I was super excited! Given I already have their original Naked and Naked 2 palettes, I was hesitant to buy yet another UD palette. But when I got a coupon code from Sephora, the first thing I thought about buying was the Smokey palette!
Lately I’ve been on an organic shampoo and conditioner kick. I used to just grab any random drugstore shampoo and conditioner, but I came across this article one day and realized all the harmful ingredients that are lurking in there, so I went on a research frenzy and decided that I wanted to see if there are any good organic/natural alternatives.
This is my organic shampoo/conditioner collection so far. I’ve used up most of these products, so I’m going to do a series of reviews on them to share with you my thoughts.
Today we’ll start off with the Nature’s Gate Aloe Vera Shampoo.
Recently I received a sample of the “They’re Real! Push-Up Liner” by Benefit as part of my Sephora purchase. I’ve been playing around with it for the past few months, so I figured I’ll do a review for it.
Urban Decay came out with this palette earlier this year, it’s got a bronzer, a highlighter and a blush. UD is one of my favorite brands, and I’ve been eyeing this palette ever since they’ve announced it. And finally bit the bullet when I saw it on the Sephora shelf. And I have to say, I really love it!
Here’s a picture of it with swatches (I had to swatch it on my finger tips since they hardly show up on my arms)
Naked Flushed — $30