All of Mii: Miibox in San Gabriel – Store Review

Before whizzing by it on Valley Blvd. one night, I had never heard of Miibox. All I noticed was a store with colorfully lit shelves in neat, spacious rows. Hmm, I thought. Potential new Asian beauty store? A quick Google search showed that Miibox is a retailer of Asian beauty products and snacks. The brick-and-mortar storefront officially opened on January 31st and offers a selection of the products sold on the website. IMG_0049

Miibox 425 W. Valley Boulevard San Gabriel, CA 91776

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The Pursuit of Ashiness: Anna Sui Eyebrow Color Compact 03 Ash Brown Review

01 Anna Sui Eyebrow Color Compact 03 Ash Brown ReviewOne of my biggest peeves is red-toned eyebrows. I have dark brown hair with reddish/orange tones in certain lighting, but even then, reddish brows look plain unnatural. I always prefer a cool, ashy brown or taupe. As it is, any color will appear warmer once applied to my warm-toned skin.

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The Anna Sui Eyebrow Color Compact in 03 Ash Brown ($28) caught my eye because it includes a distinctive green shade. That’s right, green. Continue reading “The Pursuit of Ashiness: Anna Sui Eyebrow Color Compact 03 Ash Brown Review”

Fifty Shades of Purple: Ben Nye Cosmic Violet, Anna Sui Eye Shadow 207, & NYX Eye Shadow Base in White – Review + Swatches

Fifty shades, give or take 48 shades. Renee gifted me two purrrty purrrple eye shadows: Ben Nye Lumiere Grande Colour in LU-17 Cosmic Violet and Anna Sui Eye Shadow in 207 (link is to the very similar shade 201; couldn’t locate 207 online but it’s at the Anna Sui store). I tried them out today over NYX Eyeshadow Base in White, which I bought with the hope that I’ll now experiment with more colorful eye shadows.

01 Ben Nye LU-17 Cosmic Violet Anna Sui Eyeshadow 201 NYX White Eye Shadow Base Review

The NYX base can be applied sheerly or built up to opaque coverage. It has a dense creamy consistency and dries down to bright matte white. Ben Nye Cosmic Violet is a pearly pink-toned lavender duochrome with an iridescent blue shift. Anna Sui 207 is a dark blue-violet purple with a satin finish. Continue reading “Fifty Shades of Purple: Ben Nye Cosmic Violet, Anna Sui Eye Shadow 207, & NYX Eye Shadow Base in White – Review + Swatches”