Thursday, June 24, 2010

What beauty items to pack for Summer Holiday?

Tomorrow, I’m departing to London to visit my sister and to go on a two weeks cruise around Northern Europe. I’m packing light since I don’t wanna be dragging huge suitcases around Europe and into our small cabin. Also, I’ll probably do some major haul overseas, so I’m reserving extra space for all the goodies bought overseas. So I’ve been thinking of what make-up items should I be packing for the trip.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Review - MAC Marine Life Highlighter

I’ve caved into the crazed on MAC To The Beach Collection as part of their limited edition release for summer 2010 and manage to get my self only a few items from the collection. I bought Marine Life Highlighter, Hipness Blush, Bronzer, and Float Away Kohl online and received some of them through mail about 2 weeks ago.

I’m loving my Marine Life Highlighter so much so I thought I’ll write up a review on it. You might have heard that the gold embossed sea horse on the highlighter disappeared after a few swipes. So I actually ordered two Marine Life Highlighters. So I can use mine and have a spare one just for me to stare at! ^__^

Friday, June 18, 2010

Swatches - La Femme Blush

La Femme is known as "the Hollywood Make Up Artist Secret". I happen collect their blushes and thought that I should make swatches as La Femme swatches are bit hard to find (not as easy as MAC or NARS anyway...). These are the round La Femme blushes, or also known as the blush on rouge.

Please mind my bumpy skins and my messed up application as I did most of the pictures late at night and after a whole day at work. I don't wear foundation to work and didn't feel the need to touch up my face with if before taking the picture of each swatches, as the purpose of these swatches are to give (hopefully) an accurate representation of my little collection of La Femme blushes.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Huge NYX & La Femme Haul

I arrived home after a super duper busy day at work (Monday is always hectic as crazy for me) to two bundle of packages. I didn’t know what was in it because I’ve been ordering cosmetics here and there for the past month and none has arrived.

When I opened it, I jumped with joy and grab my camera. It’s like Christmas came in June… These are the things that I bought…

NYX Haul

La Femme Blush on Rouge Haul (Gosh! These are one of my fave blushes!!)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Review & Swatches - Rouge G de Guerlain

I was doing some window shopping and cosmetic counter hopping in on the mall in Jakarta with one of my online fried, Lumiele, when I decided to check out the Guerlain counter. Bad move! I have been craving for Guerlain lipstick, especially the Rouge G de Guerlain #63 Giulette after seeing swatches of it online for some time, which was always out of stock. Unfortunately (for my wallet), Guerlain counter just got restocked!

So I ended up buying Rouge G de Guerlain #62 Georgia (#63 was a bit too bright for me). Here is my take on it.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

NARS Limited Edition Lip Glosses

Good new for NARS lip glosses lover out there (or bad news… depending on how you see it), NARS teamed up with Sephora for the release of 5 new Limited Edition Lip Glosses, which are adopted based on five of its most popular cult blushes. The Colours are Angelika, Super Orgasm, Oasis, Luster and Albatross.

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Friday, June 11, 2010

Summer Style – LWD (Little White Dress)

I used to shop a lot during spring and summer. In the past, I blame it on the weather, or euphoria of people around you, or the crazy Christmas Sale… (Yes, I used to live in Australia, so we have a Christmas summer wonderland instead…).

Now I’m back in a two season country, but I still get excited from all the pretty summer clothing, accessories and cosmetics released in the northern hemisphere… In my defense, buying summer clothing makes very much sense in humid Indonesian weather. I have noticed that the during summer, dresses trend has shifted from the must have LBD (Little-Black-Dress) to a light summer LWD (Little-White-Dress). I’ve gotten away wearing off-white dresses to work by pairing them with dark colored blazers and black pumps, and wore them on Friday as part of my casual Friday outfit. But I’m planning to live in white mini dresses, white flowy dresses, and white tailored dresses during the weekend. Especially during my two week holiday in Europe, I’m planning to pack all things white! That way, I won’t have to think of matching up my clothes, or what make up to pack, etc etc…

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

MAC In The Groove Collection

It’s time for another entry after hibernating for over a week. I was hospitalized last week to undergo a medical procedure, hence the lack of entries. I slept about 14 hours a day for the past week… so my body feels a bit like jelly from the lack of movement…

I’m so glad that one of the first things I read after my hibernation was MAC new collections. They are In The Groove and Alice + Olivia For Summer 2010. Unfortunately Alice + Olivia is only going to be released International in Japan and Korea.

Anyway, it is kinda silly how MAC releases new collection every two months, and I’m still waiting on some items from MAC To The Beach Collection to arrive. But I’m lemming for some stuff from In The Groove collection…

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