Mask Madness, Vol. X: [I'm From] Volcanic Mask

Monday, February 26, 2018

Good morning! Another installment of my mask series. I'm not letting myself buy any new jars of wash off masks until I review them. It's working out pretty well, I only have a few more to go before I'm all caught up. Today's mask is another one I bought from the brand [I'm From] because the Vitamin Tree was such a success that I wanted to try the sister masks. If you recall, the Honey was not a winner in my book (review here), so I was hoping the Volcanic would balance out my dislike and redeem the brand in my eyes.

Tom Ford SS18 Soleil D'Ambre Palette

Friday, February 23, 2018

I was doing so well on my low-buy. So well. I'd manage to go about a month without picking up any more skincare and hadn't really lusted after any new makeup. Then I spied the spring/summer Tom Ford Soleil Palette called Soleil D'Ambre, and I immediately liked it more than the previous year's SS17 Solar Exposure. I managed to stomp all over my low-buy with just this one item. 

Rouge Bunny Rouge Provenance Tales Collector's Coffret

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

You know what makes coming home extra enjoyable? Arriving home to find boxes that are waiting for you. I had an unexpected package over the holidays, I was delighted to unwrap it and find the newest olfactory offering from Rouge Bunny Rouge: a delightful coffret of travel sized Provenance Tales fragrances.

Base Comparisons: Various NC20-25 Foundations & Concealers

Monday, February 19, 2018
 Good morning!

I thought I would post a quick comparison of the current foundations & concealers I have in my stash. I'm in between NC20-25, a very tiny slice of the complexion range, but I hope that seeing the different finishes might be useful to the majority of you who match to a different shade.

Esqido Silhouette Lashes

Sunday, February 18, 2018
Today's post is on a pair of luxury mink lashes from Esqido, courtesy of the brand.  These are style "Silhouette", a sweeping pair of crisscrossed wispy lashes that really elongate the look of your lashes.

Givenchy Le Rouge 305 Rouge Egerie - Lunar New Year Edition

Friday, February 16, 2018

A very happy Lunar New Year to you!

I was immediately taken with this lipstick when I saw the case on an Instagram feed. Look what Givenchy whipped up for Lunar New Year! Alas, I waited too long to order this and it was sold out in many places. Usually I phone counters in NYC so I gave that a go, but no luck.

Guerlain Terracotta Gold Light Bronzer (Holiday 2017)

Sunday, February 11, 2018

An alternate title to this post could be: "In the Defense of a Poorly Reviewed 'Bronzer'".

I've had the Guerlain Terracotta Gold Bronzer from the 2017 Holiday collection for over ten weeks. It was in my Sephora sale order in November. I didn't get a chance to review it before the festivities but I felt like I should even if it's rather late because there aren't many positive reviews out there. Quite the opposite. People HATE this bronzer. Is that click baity enough for you?

Review: Milk + Blush Extensions

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Have you ever had a haircut go horribly wrong? It's not the end of the world, but in the case where a hairstylist lops off more of your locks than you anticipated, it can feel incredibly crummy. A year ago my steady hairstylist of 3+ years cut closer to four inches when I asked for just one inch off, to say I was upset is a bit of an understatement. That stylist and I, well we broke up and I spent that night looking online for hair extensions. I wish I had found the Milk + Blush website!

A few months ago a representative of Milk + Blush got in touch with me and after browsing the website, I was convinced that these were the extensions that would have suited me best. I truly had been considering purchasing extensions before I was approached, to have a thick head of hair.