Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fall Beauty Haul

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Here to update with my recent purchases--
This is Cle de Peau Lipstick in N19.  Unfortunately, it is pretty much a dupe of Cle de Peau Extra Silky Lipstick in 106:


Cle de Peau Extra Rich Lipstick in R9 Comtesse de Cayla (not shown in haul photo) with swatch:

I'm disappointed that I purchased practically the same color but CdP lipsticks always have high rating in my book.
Rating: 4.5/5

Cle de Peau Honey (L - darker, more orange) and Beige (R - lighter, pinker) Concealer Comparison:
Unfortunately, unlike stated in the description online the orange DOES NOT cover my  dark eye circles any better than the beige color. Both still show dark gray under my eyes. Still, I don't know any good concealer than can fully cover dark eye circles. For the hefty price tag of $70 I give it a 3.5.
Rating: 3.5/5

Foundation Swatch Comparisons Left to Right:
La Mer The Treatment Foundation 01 Creme, La Mer The Treatment Foundation 11 Linen, Paul & Joe Protective Fluid Foundation S 103 Clear, Burberry Sheer Luminous Fluid Foundation Trench 4, Yves Saint Laurent 'Teint Resist' Long Wear Foundation 7 Pink Beige
Will update with La Mer Foundation rating as soon as I get around to using it.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Shiseido Japanese Haul

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Shiseido Maquillage True Eye Shadow in VI 762 (マキアージュ トゥルーアイシャドー) and Integrate Kira Wink Rich & Smooth Gel Eyeliner in BK 999 waterproof (インテグレート キラーウインクジェルライナー)


Swatches (Maquillage eyeshadow then Integrate liner):

The shadows include an under eye highlighter (shown in between the two black lines). Pigment is sheer with sparkles like most Japanese eye shadows, very pretty. The Integrate liner is rich and pigmented (very black). No problems with the staying power thus far and it is waterproof. The packaging is twist type and can't be retracted.

Eyeshadow Rating: 4/5
Eyeliner Rating: 4/5

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Love Switch Pink Brown x Fujiya Look Limited Edition Chocolate Mascara

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Late update: recently purchased Pink Brown's limited edition mascara (from last month / Valentine's Day). I needed a good brown mascara and I will admit I mostly bought this for the packaging and exquisite chocolate scent. :) As you can see in the photo below it even looks like chocolate and also has a bunch of lengthening fibers. Overall, fun and quality is good for the price (roughly 1,575 yen not incl. shipping) and it creates a sweet look. It is my first brown mascara and the fibers are a definite a plus, but I've had better lengthening mascaras as I honestly don't see much oomph in curl, volume, or length compared to my Helena Rubinsteins.

PRO's: Fun, flirty, chocolatey, fiber filled, cute packaging
CON's: Not much lengthening or volumizing effect
 Rating: 4.5/5

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Haul~

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Hii here is my latest haul (more to come!!):
Swatches:
From Left to Right: Cle de Peau Extra Silky Lipstick in #106, Tom Ford Lip Color in Nude Vanille, Dolce & Gabbana Shine Lipstick in Soiree, Cle de Peau Cream Eye Color in #2 Moon Light

Cle de Peau Extra Silky Lipstick in #106
Cle de Peau lipsticks are a must have as they are super moisturizing. I love the color I chose as well; it looks hot pink in the photo but on my lips it comes out more as a milky pink.
Rating: 5/5

Tom Ford Lip Color in Nude Vanille
I LOVE the scent and the swatch on my arm... but not the color on my lips! See below my comparison to Blush Nude.

Dolce & Gabbana Shine Lipstick
I don't like the texture of Soiree on my lips, it just seems a bit grainy probably because it's a 'shine' lipstick. If you like sheer colors with a hint of coral I would recommend Soiree, but it's nothing special for me...
Rating: 3/5

Cle de Peau Cream Eye Color in #2 Moon Light
The swatch doesn't do this eye shadow any justice. It is a taupey color and the glitter makes it more unique and luxurious.
Rating: 5/5

A comparison to:

Tom Ford Lip Color in Blush Nude

Blush Nude is rosy and slightly darker than Nude Vanille. I dislike Nude Vanille on my lips as it basically goes on like concealer however... I LOVE Blush Nude and Tom Ford lipsticks smell like vanilla.

Rating: 5/5 for Blush Nude! :)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Blooming Tiara

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Hey all I have a long overdue review to do for Jill Stuart 103 Blooming Tiara, so here are the swatches:



I personally like Brilliant Crown better, probably because it's easier to wear those colors and because the glitter can be worn alone for a different look. For Blooming Tiara the glitter looks the same blended with the cream and alone...

Rating: 4/5

Friday, August 19, 2011

Sleek Makeup i-Divine Oh So Special Palette

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My first Sleek purchase from the UK and probably the cheapest palette I own. For the price, I am quite impressed:



Interesting how 'The Mail' is pretty much the color of my skin tone. I could probably use this for a bare eye look :) The matte white shade (Bow) is weak and isn't really pigmented.. luckily I have plenty of white eye shadows so I can live with that. Overall nice quality for the price, but I don't think they match up to designer and luxury brand eye shadows.

Rating: 4/5

Friday, August 12, 2011

Jill Stuart Prism Carat Eyes

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Hello lovelies its been awhile, I've been busy with work and other things but that hasn't stopped me from shopping till I drop ;) Another reason I haven't been so motivated to post here is because I've been purchasing products multiple other people have already swatched! I don't think there are many photos out there yet for the new Jill Stuart Prism Carat Eyes so here you all go, this is in 101 Brilliant Crown.




The middle swatch is combined glitter + creme. Overall AMAZING product! I am very satisfied with the pigmentation and quality and cannot wait to wear this for a night out! I am highly considering purchasing this in another color, if I do I will post the pictures here.

Rating: 5/5 :)

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Beauty & Fashion Storage / Organization

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Just bought three girly storage pieces from Peach John / ピーチ・ジョン. One to store my cosmetics in, and the other two for lingerie.


Instructions to set up the box were in Japanese but included diagrams; which did confuse me at first but each piece had logical indentures so I managed to put everything together fine. Now I am just working on filling up each 'drawer' with my stuff. Right now I put some lipsticks in there, my Guerlain Meteorites, and Juicy Couture body powder. Very cute, but not sure it was worth ¥2800 + extra shipping costs.

I do love the lingerie separators at ¥850 a piece, and wish I bought one more because I still have extra space for one in my top dresser drawer. I believe one can be creative with these and store other products.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

GOODDEALER SUCKS!

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This is a warning to all existing and prospective customers of Gooddealer (http://www.gooddealer.com/). DO NOT BUY / ORDER FROM GOODDEALER.COM.

I am very disappointed with their service! TWO times already they made me wait and tried to avoid sending me my items and/or refunding me.

First, I ordered over $100 of Jill Stuart items a week ago and they refuse to ship my items or refund me my money.
UPDATE: Paypal refunded me as they took my side on the dispute.
UPDATE 2: Still no response from them.

Second, a couple months ago I had over $100 of items I ordered and my package was lost. It took them OVER 3 MONTHS to refund me and they did not refund full amount.

I will not give them another chance, it is time to move on and find a different seller!