Friday, January 24, 2014

Hands on the Naked 3

Being the makeup addict that I am, I purchased my Naked 3 palette online, but only received it on the day it launched in store at Sephora. I could have just picked it up then, but I wanted to make sure that I didn't miss the palette because of my hesitance.
I'm glad to say that Naked 3 has been a good investment. It is different from Naked 1, 2 and basic. I love the endless romantic looks this palette can achieve and more recently have chosen this over my Naked 1 or even over my Shiseido quad in Desert winds.

Favourite combo from this palette? Strange Limit Nooner Factory ;)

Monday, January 20, 2014

Ipsy January 2014 - last bag

Ending with a bang! I've received a lovely last bag from ipsy, since I've decided to cut down on my beauty spending for 2014. There are more than enough products to test out within my collection that it is time to call it quits with beauty subscriptions. Anyways, onto the products I received on my last month~
  • Benefit the POREfessional - I like receiving deluxe sample of this product because I know that I'd never fork out the money to buy the full size. It's a nice product to have, but not a necessity. 
  • MALIN + GOETZ Mojito Lip Balm - I'm quite excited to try out this product, but at first sniff, I didn't smell any mojito... Perhaps it reacts upon contact with lip? hehe... This lip product does not contain beeswax/cera alba, so that means I can use it!
  • Balancer Guru Balm Me Up Organic Sweet and Tangy Body Balm - I'm not sure if I would keep this product, but it seems like a nice sample size to try out.
  • Absolute! Makeup Cleansing Tissue - One can never have too many cleansing tissue! :) Will report back whether this will irritate my skin!
  • Yaby Liquid Foundation in Buff - Oil-free liquid foundation that is suppose to mimic natural skin? Oh ya! :) Looking forward to trying this out, fingers crossed that it doesn't break me out :)
Sad to say bye, bye, but at least it ended off well. If I was to get a beauty subscription, it'd likely be Ipsy.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Happi 2014!

Hello Lovelies~

I hope everyone had a safe and fun holiday! With a new year up ahead, there is so much to look forward to, as well as new goals to be reached. 2014 for me, is going to be the year of saving as there are a few big purchases on my mind (ei, purse, car... you know the usual stuff one lust after...) Here are some of my 2014 resolutions:
  1. Stick to a No-Makeup-Buy until end of March.
  2. Complete 52 week Money Challenge
  3. Become a Yes-girl. I should keep an open mind and be willing to try new things. This coming Friday, I'm trying bouldering. (Let's hope I survive!)
  4. Anger Management. If it gets out of control, see a doctor.
  5. Blog more often
  6. Read all the books on my tablet (a dozen or so)
  7. Workout! I need to use the gym at the condo more often~ if only the husband was with me on this one!!
If I can accomplish the above 7, I'd say I'm doing pretty good... What do you think? What are your resolutions for 2014?

Friday, December 20, 2013

Ipsy December 2013

My December Ipsy bag arrived Wednesday ^^ and I finally got time to upload the picture. I do have to admit, I spoiled my surprise this month because I checked My Glam
  • Pop Beauty Bright Up Your Life Eye Shadow Trio in Naturally Bare: I was surprised to get a trio with such lovely colours, I have not yet swatch, but I hope it won't disappoint. 
  • Be a Bombshell The One Stick (to rule them all... hehe...) in Flustered 
  • Mirabella Eye Blender Brush: I really like the feel of this brush, the metal is heavy but feels nice when holding it. The bristle is also soft, will be looking forward to using it to blend my eyeshadows.
  • Nicka K New York Nail Colour in Classic Taupe: yay! happy to get a taupe nail polish, although I've
  • NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick in Hermes: not really my kind of lip colours, and I can't use it because it contains beeswax :(

Monday, December 2, 2013

VIB Rouge, now what?

It's official, I'm a beauty addict... At least that's what Sephora seems to have diagnosed me with. Since the VIB 20% off sale, I knew I was a couple dollars short of becoming VIB Rouge, so basically one small purchase boosted my 'status' up. I received this welcome package which included the welcome card, a new Sephora VIB card as well as the Bite Beauty crème lipstick in VIB rouge. 
Such a big box with so little inside!
I looked on the Sephora website and it seems this colour is exclusively to VIB Rouge members. Such a shame, since it is a quite lovely red. 

Are you certified beauty addict? What was the purchase that put you over? Mine was the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder palette.