Sunday, December 21, 2014

Coffret D'Or 3D Glossy Eyes Part II

The Japanese brands have been really lacking lately so I started revisiting my older goodies. Somehow, I stumbled onto the Coffret D'Or 3D Glossy Eyes limited edition palettes 06 Gold Khaki and 07 Platinum Wine! I missed these when they first came out so you bet I snapped them up!

06 Gold Khaki and 07 Platinum Wine. All pictures taken in natural light without flash.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Atopalm Intensive Moisturizing Cream

After two whole months I'm finally *almost* finished with this 8mL jar of Atopalm Intensive Moisturizing Cream! This is a new brand for me and I got this as a freebie from Sephora last year. To my surprise it's a Korean brand (note the Made in Korea printed on the jar too), neato!

Now the only mystery left is to figure out the brand name Atopalm - what it means and how they came up with it, because their US website doesn't explain it at all. Why do I care about the name? Because Atopalm makes me think = Atom bomb + Napalm. Absolutely not something I want to put on my face. The irony here is that the brand is marketed towards people with sensitive skin too ^.^"

Friday, December 19, 2014

Bioderma Sensibio H2O Makeup-up Removing Micelle Solution

Almost half way through with this gigantic 500mL bottle of Bioderma Sensibio H2O Makeup-up Removing Micelle Solution, so I guess it's about time to review it. As usual, I'm late to the party, in this case, the micellar water party. It was all the rage when I was still in Japan back in 2012 and I never really give it any thoughts because, well, it's Japan and everything cost 3x as it should. Fast forward 2 years and I got a deal for BOGO for $22! Sold.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

L'Oreal Colour Riche Balm Part II - Pop Shades

I stalked my San Francisco neighborhood Walgreens ever since Citrine posted her spy cam pics of these L'Oreal Colour Riche Balm Pop Shades, which were limited edition colors. However, they didn't show up at the store until summer of this year, right before I moved away! Even then, out of the four colors released, Walgreens only carried three, 171 Ballet Show, 172 Dragon Fruit, and 176 Vineyard Peach, with Lilac Sweetness nowhere to be found :(

From left to right: 171 Ballet Show, 172 Dragon Fruit, and 176 Vineyard Peach. All pictures taken in natural light without flash.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Clinique Almost Lipstick Part III

In addition to being the year of the eye liners and bb creams, 2014 has also been a year of the lippies for me, the sheer, somewhat staining, but more importantly balmy and moisturizing, with or without glossy shine lippies. Here are more Clinique Almost Lipstick that had been in my bag for months on end before I swapped them out to Lipstick Queen Chinatown Glossy Pencils.

From left to right: 39 Shy Honey, 41 Flirty Honey, and Sweet Nectar. All pictures taken in natural light without flash.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Holika Holika Heartful Glossy Lipstick

These Holika Holika Heartful Glossy Lipsticks are my first Korean lipsticks and I was pretty excited to try them! Sure, I've had the SkinFood Fresh Fruit Lip & Cheek for a few years now, but I use them exclusively for my cheeks so they don't count :P Actually, in my experience, pretty much anything that says for lips and cheeks are almost always better on the cheeks than on the lips, especially if you have perpetually dry lips like me. Some of my favorites include Stila Convertible Color (just got 4 new colors, will review later ^.^) and Canmake Whip Mousse Lips.

All pictures taken in natural light without flash.

There are actually 3 different lines of these lipsticks: Heartful MoistureHeartful Glossy, with Heartful Silky being the newest. I've read that the Heartful Moisture lipsticks are pretty opaque and provide moderate to full coverage, whereas the Heartful Glossy are sheerer with a glossy finish (my kind of lipsticks!), and...I'm not so sure what the Heartful Silky are all about LOL!

Within the Heartful Glossy line, there are 7 colors available, but I only picked 6. The first color, 01 Honey Beige looks too beige/nude/brown so I skipped it, only getting 02 PK122 Humming Pink, CR302 Blushing Peach, 04 PK123 Pink Bonbon, 05 CR303 Forever Coral, 06 RD303 Coco Red, and 07 PK124 Smoky Pink.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Lipstick Queen Chinatown Glossy Pencil

I've heard lots and lots about Lipstick Queen but have always been reluctant to drop $22 for a pop of lipstick, especially when the brand is unfamiliar and I don't know anything about their products. I do know they offer these lipstick trios, 3 for the price of 2 at $48 a set, but again I'm kind of a hard sell because I think $48 for 3 lipsticks is still kind of pricey. Yeah, I'm cheap like that. Recently, I scored 5 pieces of Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipsticks for $33, so it's not impossible to get a good deal.

Which is to say I recently scored a good deal with the Chinatown Glossy Pencils in the Three to Thrill Chinatown Mini Glossy Pencil Trio set. These pencils are regularly $22 for a 0.25oz./7g full size, but this set was for 3 minis (0.11oz./3g - a little over 40% of the full size) for less than the price of 1 full size, and with an additional mini pencil as GWP! I guess I can deal with that ^.^

Look how lovely my order arrived - the items were wrapped in pretty tissue paper and in a bag! Wow! All pictures taken in natural light without flash.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Paul & Joe Lipstick CS Part III

Even more Paul & Joe Lipstick CS along with a bunch of Lipstick Cases released this fall ^.^

All pictures taken in natural light without flash.

Apparently several of these Lipstick Cases are re-releases of previous limited editions, which is really kind of neat! Aren't they gorgeous? And I can change them around with different lipsticks when I feel like it!

From left to right, Lipstick Case CS 017, 018, 019, 020, 021, 022, and 024.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick

More Tarte goodies, in the form of the Amazonian Butter Lipstick in the Kiss and Makeup 5-piece Amazonian Butter Lipstick Collection. This was actually from the holiday 2013 so it was on sale when I bought it back in the late summer, and as a result I got an awesome price $33 for 5 fullsize lipsticks, which is about half the retail! What a great way to sample new products!

All pictures taken in natural light without flash.

The Kiss and Makeup 5-piece Amazonian Butter Lipstick Collection includes (from left to right) the colors Angelic Nude, Sweet Peach, Merry Berry, Pink Poinsettia, and Candy Red.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Tarte LipSurgence Part V

Even more Tarte LipSurgence lip pencils and I guess you can say I'm positively addicted ^.^ This a group review for a couple of different orders I placed in the late summer and early fall. Tarte had a sale, and I was able to nab a couple of holiday 2013 sets at great prices!

All pictures taken in natural light without flash.

The freebie I received was a BB cream sample card.

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