Misty-watered color memories – Hadanomy Aquaplacenta Mist and Shiseido Hadasui Skin Body Lotion

In the nasty aftermath of my various sunburns, I used to grab for the OTC aloe lotions and such. And while those aloe lotions and potions are ok, these facial/body mists from the Japanese cosmetic stores kick it up a notch.

(My) Uses include: after-sun care spray, toner for my body before moisturizer, moisturizer alone for super hot and humid days.

If you want stripper-soft skin, you must religiously apply lotion all over the body right after a shower. Every Day! These toners will give you major catch up.

I got this beauty tip from a girl at the Image beauty store in Alhambra, CA. I owe my soft body skin to her. And to my moisturizing rituals since 12 years old.

Below are the two that I have been switching up. One is for the face which I use for my body. One is specifically designed as a body toner (these Japanese cosmetic firms think of everything). And why not? The rest of your skin needs toner just as much as your face does. And you can experiment with various cheap toners without sacrificing the face first! WIN WIN!

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Phantastic Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum: Review

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Wearing Physicians Formula eyeliner in Deep Brown

For years, I’ve been using the Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum.  Initially, it caught my eye because it boasted a Japanese formula, so I figured it had a better chance of being smudgeproof.  It also boasts of having serum properties to enhance eyelash health (implying that it will make lashes longer).  Overall, even though it’s not totally smudgeproof, it’s a product that I recommend and repurchase often.

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Ooh La La-neige Water Drop Tints: Review of Peach Coral, Neon Pink, and Scarlet Red

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Laneige Water Drop Tints are glossy, creamy, moisturizing lip stains.

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Without eating or drinking, they last 5 or 6 hours.  Scarlet Red probably lasts even longer than that.  The lighter colors fade in intensity after an hour or two and are buildable to medium but not full coverage; even after fading however, you can still feel them on your lips providing some moisture.  The colors leave a slight stain.  Even though I was disappointed with the sheerness and subtlety of the lighter colors, I still use them a lot because they’re very convenient, long-lasting lip colors. Continue reading “Ooh La La-neige Water Drop Tints: Review of Peach Coral, Neon Pink, and Scarlet Red”

Blinc and You’ll Miss It: Blinc Liquid Eyeliner Pen in Noir Black Review

I am quite picky about eyeliner and always looking for something that won’t smudge.  I have oily, hooded eyelids, so that’s no easy feat.

I actually had the same meh experience as Renee with Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner (funnily enough, I also tried the Cobalt).

For ultimate staying power, liquid eyeliners work best.  Most recently, I’ve been impressed with two eyeliner pens by Blinc: the Liquid Eyeliner Pen and the Ultrathin Liquid Eyeliner Pen.  I think both use the same formula: deep jet black, dries slightly shiny, comes off in flakes with water and gentle pressure or regular eye makeup remover, and–yes!–smudgeproof.

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Blinc Liquid Eyeliner Pen in Noir Black

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Recycle and Rieuse: Dior Addict Fluid Stick in 373 Rieuse

Everything I said about Dior Addict Fluid Sticks last time still holds true.  Hence, recycle and Rieuse.  Haha!  ::awkward side glance::  Moving on . . .

In sunlight
In sunlight
In indirect sunlight
In indirect sunlight

The shade Rieuse (373) is a medium pink coral.  I wish it looked brighter and more pastel on me, but it’s still a pretty color, especially for spring and summer. Continue reading “Recycle and Rieuse: Dior Addict Fluid Stick in 373 Rieuse”

Mi Amore: AmorePacific Color Control Cushion Compact SPF 50+ Review – 104 Tan Blush

For the second summer in a row, the AmorePacific Color Control Cushion SPF 50 is a staple in my routine.  (The product link goes to QVC, which has a video demonstration and shade guidance.  No longer available on QVC.)  In Asia, cushion foundations have been around for several years, but they are just now hitting the U.S.  (It Cosmetics just released one.  Actually my friend told me that Stila and Almay came out with cushion makeup years and years ago and lo and behold my Googling turned up Stila Pivotal Makeup.)

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Back to the Fuchsia

So it’s Friday night and instead of partying my ass into oblivion, I thought…”I MUST update my new fabulous blog that no one reads.” Because I have a commitment to this, see?

One of my favorite finds from last summer is fuchsia lips. Or maybe it was two summers ago. It’s now being reincarnated as “orchid” which is a little more purple, but it’s the same color family. It’s equivalent to the red lipstick of summer. Unlike coral, it cannot be mistaken for red lipstick. It’s sophisticated yet daring. Universally appealing yet more updated than red. It’s a flash of color on your lips. And you can get away with wearing no other makeup. It’s fking poetry!

My lazy ass is too…well, lazy, to do a bunch of crazy pics so you will be the basic three shots. Here are the steps:
1. Line with Revlon Colorstay lip liner in “Neutral”
2. One coat over lips of Mac lip primer

3. Two coats of Smashbox’s”Fuchsia Flash. I used the pointy tip of the lipstick to draw the edges of the mouth.(http://www.sephora.com/be-legendary-lipstick-P304704)

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Office Face

Umm, so yeeeaaaahhh, I’m gonna need you to put on some more lipstick . . .

Today I bring you all the pink things in my office.  (And actually, I missed some scissors, tweezers, and lip gloss.)

Above, see them posing seductively next to my hawt pink pens (OK, so the Dr. Grip is really mauve).  Now check out some sizzling swatches. Continue reading “Office Face”

The Dior Lip Show: Dior Addict Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm Review

Time for another Dior lip product . . .

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I’ve been using Dior Addict Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm ($32) for so long that I remember when it was only $28.  (It goes up a dollar about every year.  ::grumble::)

I stock up on these during Sephora’s sales.  It’s also currently 10% off at Nordstrom through Tuesday (June 10th) as part of a big beauty and perfume sale (which includes newly released products such as the Dior Addict Fluid Sticks–see my review–and Dior Addict It-Lash mascara and eyeliner). Continue reading “The Dior Lip Show: Dior Addict Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm Review”

Be Stila my heart – Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Cobalt

So I am about to depart on a flight to Miami shortly but realize that to be a blogger you have to blog so here’s a quickie (not THAT kind you perv).

I am on the constant search for that inky, smooth, micro-sharp, waterproof, transfer-proof liquid eyeliner…and haven’t really found it (Revlon Colorstay comes close but isn’t entirely waterproof even though it says so).

So on a whim I picked Stila’s in cobalt (to stick with that summer fun color theme). The results are kinda meh. I have it in black as well and the liner totally transferred to my upper eyelid. Apparently waterproof but not oily eyelid proof. But cobalt is a fun color and the stupid ad totally got me (damn you professional photoshop making that eyeliner micro line look so peeeerfect).