Friday, May 25, 2012

Products I Want to Finish and One I Never Want to Hit Pan

1. VMV So Clear Oil-Absorbing, Clarifying Pressed Powder
I've been using this for middle of the day touch ups or when I feel too lazy to wear foundation.

2. Clinique Clarifying Moisture Lotion
These two 15ml samples are GWPs.  I don't use them often as I have read a number of bad reviews about their 3 step system.  I'm half done with one.

3. Lancome Blanc Expert Nuit Firmness Restoring Whitening Night Cream
Another 15ml GWP.  I love this cream.  My skin does look "bright" when I wake up.  But I don't know if I would purchase because there's a rumor going that Lancome products are the same as Loreal.  Price is their one of their differences and another is Lancome has that "French flair".  Maybe I should check out Loreal.

And the product I never want to hit pan:
Chanel Rouge Coco Baume
This baume is so hydrading.  It conditions the lips gloriously.  I wish a tube of this can go on forever.

Are there products you want to finish or to never hit pan?
Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

VMV Hypoallergenics Skin Bloom Blush

on 30% off 

I experimented with make-up in my early twenties.  I tried various drug store brands but most of them broke my skin out which made me shy away from cosmetics.  Then I saw a TV show that featured VMV.  Decided to try it out.  And the rest was history.

VMV Hypoallergenics is a make-up brand that specializes in allergen-free cosmetics and skin care.  Their products are fragrance-free, paraben and preservative-free.  And since glue can be an allergen some of their boxes are glue free.  The manufacturing and best used by dates are stamped on their boxes and at the back of compacts.

origami like box

I bought these last December.  They are the first blushes that did not irritate my skin.  Another good thing... these were on 30% off sale.

The compact and its brush are housed in a faux suede (not sure of the material) box.  It's very chic and simple it adds extra excitement when doing touch ups.

I got Georgia and Bellini.  They have been my go-to blush.  They go smooth when applied and can last up to four hours without touch ups.

Georgia (left)
Bellini (right)
best used by and manufacturing dates

My love for make-up and skin care started with this brand.  

This will be a long lasting love affair.

Have a great day!

Friday, May 18, 2012

In Transition

It is currently 33 degrees here.  The skin weeps with sweat as the atmosphere kisses it with its humid lips.  This weather's mood is a sign that summer is about to end and rainy days are about to be ushered in soon.

The last thing any one wants to wear in this heat are thick and heavy fabrics such as leather.  But shades inspired by it make a great transition in between these two tropical seasons.

I am coping in this climate with some help from eyeshadow Les Cuirs and lipstick Leather.

How do you cope with transitioning weather?

Have a happy weekend!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Is Your Drink Green?

It's the weekend again.  Time to unwind.   Yipee!

I usually spend these lazy afternoons at home watching TV or reading a book.  But today I will be improving my blog's boring old layout with a cup of green tea for ease.

Green tea is said to be good for the health and the mind.  The former might be true considering it has antioxidants.  The latter might be stretching it benefits too far.  I think most teas out there are right for relaxing and thus de-cluttering the mind.

Have you had your tea today?

One Cup for the Day

Have a great weekend!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Dior and Marie Antoinette

"She as yet knew nothing of the crown but its flowers..."
-Marquis de Segur on Marie Antoinette, 1783

Marie Antoinette
Antonia Fraser

This book was the second book I've read about the life of Marie Antoinette.  It was a pleasure to read a biography that is empathetic to her.   Her growth from a frivolous girl into a self-controlled and nurturing woman is moving.  Her life inspired, whether for love or hate, peers, writers, painters, revolutionaries, historians.  Her style inspired designers and stylists, even regular people who loves to dress up. 

She is one of Dior's perpetual inspiration.  From the couture Mr. Dior himself created to the 254 Bleu de Paris eyeshadow quint, she is continuously celebrated.

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