Saturday, April 12, 2014

Between the Sheets

I've been looking for the perfect fuchsia nail polish and this is it! Deborah Lippmann "Between the Sheets"
I've tried different brands, layered different shades to get that perfect color, but nothing so far has come close to this beauty.


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Because I Need More Berry Toned Products

I picked up a few Milani products during a BOGO 50% off sale at CVS.

Did some comparisons just for fun:
L-R: NARS Palais Royal Satin Lip Pencil/NARS Damned Velvet Matte Lip Pencil/YSL Forbidden Burgundy Rouge Volupte/Revlon Black Cherry/MAC Rebel/Milani Sangria
L-R: Revlon Black Cherry / Milani Black Cherry
These two are pretty much almost the same, so if you have one you really don't need the other; and since the Milani lipsticks have a scent that I'm not crazy about, I prefer Revlon's Black Cherry.

L-R: Milani Fuchsia Lip liner / Laura Mercier Crushed Berry Lip Pencil
You can see they are very similar as well, Crushed Berry being more berry toned which I prefer.
Overall I'm very pleased with the products I picked up. :)


Wednesday, December 11, 2013


Some of my most used products over the past weeks:
MAC Paint Pots: L-R Constructivist / Indianwood
My go-to eye shadows from MAC: Woodwinked and Arena
I recently repurchased NARS Sheer Glow foundation, I forgot how great this is.
Favorite primer and concealer.



Friday, November 29, 2013

I Guess I'm Not a Red Lipstick Kind of Girl

I can finally say I am not intimated by a bold lip color. As you can see, my go-to choices are raspberry, fuchsia and burgundy plum-ish shades.

L-R: YSL Rouge Volupté #12 / #11 / NARS Penny Arcade / Laura Mercier Crushed Berry / OCC Lip Tar "Strumpet" / MAC Rebel



Sunday, May 26, 2013

Rebel Spotlight

I've always been intrigued and intimidated to get MAC's Rebel, it's such a bold color that I never really thought I could pull it off,  but now that I own it I'm loving this lipstick.

Rebel looks crazy scary and intimidating in the tube but it wears to a raspberry plum-ish, I don't know how to describe it really, but it's beautiful.

Rebel has become an absolute favorite and a definite repurchase.


Monday, April 8, 2013

Random Instagram Post

I'm back with another Instagram post

Enjoying some tea

My attempt at a half moon manicure
Hot chocolate in one of my favorite mugs and a print of MAC's Rebel

My favorite iPhone case



Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Red Red Cheeks

Very bright and intimidating, who would have thought I'd wear red blush? Not me for sure.
Lately I've been trying to get out of my comfort zone when it comes to makeup, first with lipsticks and now I'm moving on to blush.
First I picked up Red Cheeks which is a cream blush:

On the left is a heavy swatch where you can tell how pigmented it is, on the right is a very light swatch, and by light swatch I mean barely any product.

Next one is Red which is a powder blush:

On the left you can see how pigmented this blush is as well; on the right it's a very light swatch.
 I like Red Cheeks a little bit more just because it has a bit of a dewy finish when applied.

Thanks for reading!


Thursday, January 31, 2013

Highlighter Spotlight

Highlighting products have become essential in my makeup collection. I've mostly preferred those that give me a subtle glow, no shimmer involved..
On this post I will focus on Bare Minerals Ready Luminizer " The Love Affair".
I first found out about this product from Tiffany, and was intrigued by the fact that she mentioned the words Rose Gold.
I remember seeing it at one of my many visits to Sephora, I swatched it and was immediately thinking of buying it.
It looked beautiful swatched on my hand in the store, but didn't want this to be an impulse buy, so I walked around with the swatch and kept looking at it the rest of the day in different lighting, I wanted to be 10000% sure that I needed this.
I'm so glad I made this purchase, I've been using it a lot, so much it makes me wonder if I should have gotten a back-up since it's limited edition.


Wednesday, December 26, 2012


 Besides pink,  I've been playing around with raspberry shades on my lips and nails.

 Left to Right: Revlon Smitten/Revlon Raspberry Pie/Essie Raspberry
I've worn Smitten on its own and if I want to add a bit more intensity I add Raspberry Pie on top.
Essie's Big Spender is one of my favorite nail-polishes, it's a perfect balance of  purple-raspberry-and a little bit of pink.
Left to Right: Essie Raspberry/Essie Big Spender
Both nail polishes are lovely, I've been using Raspberry with a coat of Big Spender on top.

Have a great day!