Kat Von D The Alchemist Holographic Palette

Monday, September 18, 2017

I bought the Kat Von D The Alchemist Holographic Palette months and months ago, during the spring Sephora sale after waffling over it for quite a while. I just couldn't decide if this was something that I really needed or not. It really has taken me half a year to familiarize myself with the colors, even now the palette feels really new and still presents a challenge every time I pull it out.

Review: The Brush Bar

Sunday, September 17, 2017

A few months ago I showed off this nifty gadget during an unboxing on IG stories as soon as I came back from Asia. It's one of the most inventive beauty products I've seen in a while! The Brush Bar is a slim, portable brush stand that has been helping me keep my brushes in peak condition.

Battle of the Brows: ABH Dipbrow vs Benefit Ka-Brow!

Monday, September 11, 2017

A few weeks ago,  I picked up a Benefit set of brow products for myself when I stopped at Sephora inside JC Penney to grab a gift. The SA informed me that each week, they'll have a spotlight product 50% off. For $17 (actually less, I used my 10% VIB coupon), I found the Bigger & Bolder Brows set to be irresistible. Today I want to compare one of the products inside, a cream-gel brow products called Ka-Brow! and Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow.

Some Powder Highlighters - Comparisons

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Did you see the Fenty Beauty release? It's pretty hard to ignore at the moment, I realized that the brand had done an incredible job at saturating social media when I saw FB products on three different accounts' IG stories in a row. I'm very tempted by both Killawatt Highlighter in Trophy Wife and Metal Moon but pretty committed to a no-buy (ok, like 75% committed). I'm swatching some highlighters that I already have in the hopes of talking myself out of a purchase. For now.

LE Givenchy Rouge Interdit No. 25 Marble Rouge Révélateur

Saturday, September 9, 2017

I first laid eyes on this lipstick three months ago in Shanghai. I spotted it from across the floor at JiuGuang Department Store and made a beeline for the Givenchy counter where it was on display.  I found it pretty much irresistible. A red and black lipstick swirled together into one color? Couldn't walk away from Rouge Interdit No. 25 Marble Rouge Revelateur.

Review: Neogen Green Tea Real Fresh Cleansing Stick

Good morning!

I'm smitten with sticks. Things in stick form, to be specific. A few weeks ago I wrote about switching from bringing liquid foundation to stick on travels and it made me kind of wonder - why couldn't more of my makeup/skincare products be in sticks? It'd certainly make for easier packing, less liquid products to shove in that tiny quart size bag when I fly. Suddenly I wanted everything in a stick, including cleanser. That led me to Neogen Green Tea Real Fresh Cleansing Stick.

Mask Madness, Vol. VIII: Manyo Factory Overnight Miracle Sleeping Pack

Saturday, September 2, 2017

I've been using the same Manyo Factory Overnight Miracle Sleeping Pack for the last four months and that is more than adequate enough time to come up with a review. What was an initially "Meh" product has become a staple in my nightly routine.