Saturday, 31 January 2009
I kind of love the honesty...When you are in a relation longer than a year, you find your rose-tinted glasses to dissapear. This card truely tells how you sometimes feel about your loved one. (
So, are you a fan of cute and romantic cards, or do you appreciate the slightly rude but fun way to say 'happy valentine'?
So why did I order this particular lipstick after all. One word: 50% off! (another word: last item available). I browsed the bobodave.com site and found this lust-have item for $14, that is a 50% and another reason to indulge in a nude lipstick with silver shimmer.
This is my second Lunasol lipstick. I ordered my first one a couple of months ago in the Soft Red version of the fall collection, but the lipstick turned out to be too orange for me so I 'donated' it to the glowchaser!
Lunasol really knows how to create a beautiful lipstick case. It is not too OTT blingy: it comes in a chrome coloured case in a square form. The lipstick wispers luxury.
The next picture is slightly out of focus, but it shows how the silver of the lipstick lights up in a light or sunny environment. I noticed how the lipstick 'morphed' from a beigy nude in a shadowy environment to a light reflecting colour in sunshine or bright light. The silver parts light up but not in a garish and sparkly way but in a lip plumping manner, very lovely indeed.
The colour itself is a nude with a hint of peach. You can see the difference of the lipstick with a picture taken in the shadow...
And the next one is with light! See how the silver lights up and 'plumps' the area.
Overall, I like the lipstick and it is a keeper (so sorry, no donating, LOL). It is not my favourite HG colour, because I prefer my colours to be a bit more mauve in order to create a my-lips-but-better colour. It will be lovely with a heavy eye makeup because it tones down my natural colour a bit, and makes it more nude.
Friday, 30 January 2009
The true reason for reviewing these product a bit later is that I wanted to take my time testing them for a longer period and take my time integrating each product into my current skincare. It is not advisable to change your skincare regime 360 degrees...your skin needs to adjust itself to something new: skins are creatures (or organs) of habit.
I was particularly interested in the sensitive skin line from Skinfood. I ordered some products from other skintype ranges as well, but only the ones that seemed suitable for sensitive skins.
Skinfood prides itself as being a natural brand and even its logo is in the form of a guardian angel, as Skinfood claims the guardian angel "was designed in mind to symbolise the goodness of purity of our products." With this idea in mind, the positive reviews I already read on several blogs on Skinfood items, and the relatively low price on Sasa.com made me want to order a couple of products...at least, it is not Creme de la Mer-priced (and I hated that...even if it claims to be God's gift to skincare).
Anyway, my first reviews will be about the two products I picked up from the sensitive line. I start off with the Herb Salad Emulsion. It arrived in a glass bottle and was quite large. In the next picture I put a Mac lipstick next to it in order to compare the size. Most people are familiar with the size of a Mac lipstick.
The emulsion has to be 'poured' out of the glass bottle. I don't think this is a very handy way of applying lotion. It is really easy to 'throw' out too much product, just like ketchup in those Heinz ketchup bottles.
I was able to pour out a little blob of the emulsion. Emulsion is a thinner consistency than cream, and for that reason I picked the emulsion over the cream version. It makes a better product for warmer summer months, because it is a light and airy formula. And indeed, it is very lightweight and liquidy.
The scent is something I like: it is slightly citrusy, which again makes it suitable for the hotter summer months. On the other hand, I do not consider it to be completely suitable for very sensitive skin, for the exact reason that it is scented: real sensitive skin can hardly tolerate fragance. I can say this because right now I have overtly sensitive skin as well, so I cannot use this product right now :(
I could not photograph all of the ingredients on the bottle, because the bottle is round (doh). Still, you can see some valuable goodies inside, such as Camellia Leaf Extract, Aloe Vera, Chamomilla, Calendula and Hamamelis....all these ingredients are super soothers.
I will definitely reorder the Tonic in my next sasa.com order. As for the Emulsion...I have to wait until summer to see if my skin likes it, otherwise it will be used for my hands or legs...LOL.
Thursday, 29 January 2009
I especially loved the colour scheme of the Deep Trap Version, which consists of a mix of greyish greens. I am not the fondest lover of green eyeshadows, but when I saw some pictures of this palette online I found myself wanting it: greyish greens make a flattering mix against my eye colour and the pop of bronze is really nice.
I will zoom in on the eye chart for the eyeshadows, and the corresponding colours.
I really like the idea of placing the E colour, or the bronzy gold, in the middle of the eye. It will bring luminance and interest to the greyish green eye makeup.
I bought this palette on ichibankao for $20.50 which includes shipping. It will probably pop up on adambeauty and other japanese related websites soon.
Wednesday, 28 January 2009
I want to start of with one of the least known items in my cart: Kiss Me Heavy Rotation Enamel gloss. Kiss Me is a widely known Japanese Brand. It is especially known for its Kiss Me Heroine Make Mascara, a mascara that one several beauty awards and also has a good rating on American Based beautywebsite Makeupalley.
Kiss Me website, but their lipgloss is not featured, only a couple of mascaras. I don't know it that means if the product is outdated, or the website. At least according to this ebay seller it is supposed to be a new product...but we all know how reliable ebaysellers can be, so I do not take its word for granted.
The tube itself is quite simple. It has a very minimalistic front which shows the product in a transparent tube.
The back has the necessary product details. I cannot read any Japanese, so Kiss Me could state that I could be a total loser, and I would not know....LOL.
Tuesday, 27 January 2009
I seem to have picked a theme: my order arrived and it was loaded with lip products and pore purching goodies...I also fell hard for the cutisy factor of some boxes...cute manga faces, girls with big eyes...Cuuute!
I suspect that this mask is black as well. I like the idea of running around with a black mask. "they tried to make me go to rehab...but I have my Detox (B)right at home".
And I picked up the pink version of the Bihada Ichizoku blush...How could I do an order without adding a blush....ha...
Reviews and swatches will pop op on this blog soon. Watch this space!
Sunday, 25 January 2009
I received a Coogi Base product in a lavendel colour....I love that the Makeup Base has also 'humanizing' proprieties...LOL, it might make me more social!
She also included a FULL SIZE Coogi BB cream.
Coogi loves to write inspiring texts: "Nature provides us with the energy we need in life. Thus, guided by the motto "finding health and beauty in nature," we offer beauty based on the vital elements of human life from Mother Nature."
Thank you so much, Engmin. The Lunasol palette will arrive at your doorstep asap!
Saturday, 24 January 2009
I like the colours. I consider the peachy colour on the left and the brownish colour on the right to be my favourites. Both are shimmery and very soft.
Same colours, different angle.
I was happy to notice that my favourite shop had their Spring collection of Christian Dior in store. Sometimes it takes ages for our country to stock up on seasonal collections: I see swatches posted on several blogs months before I can finally see and buy it myself, but this time they are not late at all.