NARS Eyeshadow Duo in St-Paul-de-Vence – Review & Swatches

NARS Eyeshadow Duo in St-Paul-de-Vence Spring 2015 Colour Collection

NARS Spring 2015 Color Collection is an editted collection of soft, pale nudes perfect for the bare minimum trend for the season. The collection, while beautiful, caters very much to the pale beauties, which is not surprising, I suppose, considering the face of the collection is Tilda Swinton. I love her flawless face in the campaign promos and if I had that skintone, I would have walked away with everything in the collection. Alas, I found majority of the collection to be quite unflattering on my medium skintone and the eyeshadow duo in St-Paul-de-Vence was the only item that seemed like it … Continue reading

Kat Von D Innerstellar Eyeshadow Palette – Review & Swatches

Kat Von D Innerstellar Eyeshadow Palette Gravitron Vast Lycan Night Crawler Dios Lunacy Astrological Darkstar Orion 3am Moonshine Killing Moon

Kat Von D’s Innerstellar Eyeshadow Palette is proof that walking into Sephora can be dangerous. Prior to seeing the palette in person, I was completely convinced that the palette was too similar to other items I owned and wouldn’t be something that I needed. Until I swatched it in store, of course. Then I was completely convinced that I didn’t have anything like it and I totally needed it in my life. #beautyaddictproblems indeed. Kat Von D Innterstellar Eyeshadow Palette comes in a thick cardboard packaging and has a cool intergalactic/planet inspired design that is a departure from Kat Von D’s … Continue reading

Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette – Review & Swatches

Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette

Another day, another contouring palette. The lull in contour palette releases during the holidays apparently gave me the false sense that the contouring trend had plateaued but the holiday season is over and here we are. Not that I’m complaining. Kat Von D’s Shade & Light Contour Palette is an interesting addition to the array of palettes available in store and dare I say, it may be one of the best? The Shade & Light Contour Palette comes in a heavy cardboard packaging and feels quiet weighty in the hands. The letters on the from are raised and glossy and … Continue reading

Sephora + Pantone Universe Pure Marsala Matte Lip Créme – Review and Swatches

Sephora + Pantone Universe Pure Marsala Matte Lip Creme

Considering how much I love warm maroons and burgundies, I really thought I would be more excited about Pantone’s choice of colour of the year: Marsala. And in theory I was. But for some reason, none of the items in Sephora + Pantone Universe 2015 collection have me all hot and bothered like I feel it should be. The only thing that I really wanted to try was the Pure Marsala Matte Lip Créme and I think it was a good decision. I always teased my mom about her preference for 90s lip colours but who knew they could actually be so … Continue reading

The Empties: December 2014

the empties, Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light, LORAC Behind the Scenes Eye Primer, Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Lash Building Mascara, Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, Maybelline Master Duo in Black Lacquer (500, Lancôme Le Crayon Khôl in Black Ebony, Green Beaver Lip Balm in Zesty Orange, Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Original and Rose with SPF 15, NARS Makeup Removing Water, Ole Henriksen Pure Truth Melting Cleanser, First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser, Murad Clarifying Cleanser, Ole Henriksen Grease Relief Face Tonic, AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Peel, Origins Out of trouble Mask 10 Minute Mask To Rescue Problem Skin, Clarisonic Brush Head (Delicate), Paula's Choice Resist C15 Super Booster, Aesop Control, Josie Maran Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment, The Body Shop Spa Wisdom Africa Shea Butter & Sesame Oil Body Balm, Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil in Be Spirited (Sweet Citrus), Be Loved (Jasmine) & Be Joyful (Vanilla Apricot), Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Intensive Hand Cream in Be Joyful (Vanilla Apricot), L'Occitane Shae Butter Hand Cream, Burberry London (Eau de Parfum), Bath & Body Works Dark Kiss (Eau de Toilette), Jo Malone Blue Agava & Cacao Cologne, LUSH Roots Hair Treatment, label.m Blow Out Spray, Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo, OPI Nail Envy (Original), The empties december 2014

As the year wraps up, empties seemed like the right post to end the year with. I can get all the junk I have lying around and start the year fresh and clean, so to speak. Plus, I just realized my last empties post was in May, so this is clearly way overdue. And looking at it, it would seem that my main focus has been skincare, bodycare and interestingly, perfume. Here goes! 1.  Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light: Smashbox’s Photo Finish Foundation Primer is a cult favourite but I prefer the light version as it’s oil free and not … Continue reading