Sunday, July 19, 2015

Chanel Entrelacs Palette
(Autumn 2015)

The Chanel Entrelacs palette ($80USD) topped my list of most highly anticipated products for Autumn 2015. My Saks store had the entire collection available early July, and upon first swatch, I knew the palette would be coming home with me. For once, it wasn't the pretty embossing that got me but rather the unbelievably smooth and buttery textures of the shadows themselves. I have always said that the formula of Chanel quints differ greatly from the quads, and this proved me right once again.
Sunday, July 12, 2015

Nude Skincare Progenius Omega Treatment Rescue Oil

Face oils are, undoubtedly, one skincare category I struggle with. Finding the right balance of a light-weight formula for my oily skin and one that absorbs quickly has not been easy with a majority of the oils I've previously tried. Most times, I get frustrated by how they perform and they end up in the neglected pile of skincare after a couple of uses. I can only name a couple of face oils I use consistently.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Recent YSL acquisitions

Yves Saint Laurent. YSL. Three simple letters that just scream luxury both in the fashion front and in the beauty department. Personally, YSL hasn't released too many products in the last couple of years that have impressed me. However, give me sleek and posh packaging and promises of looking like a walking filter, and that can easily be changed.
Saturday, March 28, 2015

My Latest Addiction (pun intended)

I go through phases with makeup. One day, I feel the need to own every nude lipsticks ever made, and the next day,  I'm tracking down every limited edition peach pink blushers (with cute embossing) ever released. The same lack of commitment holds true when it comes to powder and cream products. Hence, my owning seven cream/liquid cheek products in one order. In my defense, I was going through a dry skin phase from being too adventurous with trying out different chemical peels -- in the colder months.

Addiction is a Japanese brand founded by Ayako, who many know is the former NARS creative director. Apart from a few bold blush color similarities between both brands, there really isn't a whole lot of overlap. Addiction focuses mainly on more sheer and shimmery delivery, whereas NARS really hones in on the bold and pigmented.
Sunday, March 1, 2015

Estée Lauder Courrèges Illuminations Face Powder

After receiving three Asia exclusive highlighters in the mail from a dear friend of mine last week, the last thing I really needed to purchase was -- yet another -- illuminating powder. To be honest, I didn't even know Estee Lauder was collaborating with Courreges for a limited edition collection. This collection seems to be exclusive to Sephora at the moment, and only for VIB and VIB Rouge customers.
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Memebox Superbox #76 While You Were Sleeping Review

As many of you probably know by now, I've been a recent Asian beauty and skincare convert. Korean beauty (K-beauty) really jumpstarted my obsession, and I have Memebox to thank for opening me to new worlds I never knew existed.

Memebox is a Korean beauty "subscription" box service. I say that with quotation marks, because unlike the box services we are so used to in the beauty industry that automatically renews itself every month, we actually have the options of purchasing only the boxes that pique our interest with Memebox. Each box contains 4 - 8 full sized and deluxe sized products, and the box covers the entire spectrum -- skincare, makeup, haircare, bodycare, etc.This box is considered a Superbox, hence, the 8 full-sized items.
Saturday, January 31, 2015

Guerlain Meteorites Perles de Blush in Angelic Radiance

Guerlain has collaborated with Dippin' Dots to bring you the Perles de Blush in Angelic Radiance! That was my initial impression when I received the box o' pearls in the mail, since I had ordered sight unseen.
Friday, January 30, 2015

Day 30: Cle De Peau La Beaute Celeste Makeup Coffret

Saving the best for last! Cle De Peau's holiday collection sold out like hotcakes (the powder within three days), so I couldn't be happier when my dear mom surprised me with this set for Christmas! Absolutely stunning in every way possible. Till the next holiday collection, CDP!

Thank you for sticking with me throughout this #30dayuntouchables journey! Normal posting and reviews will resume shortly! Since one of my goals is to be more conscious of having better skin this year and since I have basically converted to Asian skincare-ism, there may be a smattering of skincare posts here and there.