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A round up of Glossier products and yada yada yada…

The internet probably is crowded with Glossier reviews now. Still, I thought I should do a round up on Gossier products in this one post so you can plan you shopping accordingly – to make your life easier – my goal with all my blog posts – I personally don’t like blog posts with a bunch of photos and no words. You?   *Use my link to get 10% off your first order  and I can get $10 too. Win-win is the best!   Products I would repurchase:   Body hero daily perfecting cream: Honestly, I am not a huge fan of the floral smell. I like it and It does smell expensive – it’s just I am more a woody notes kind of girl. However, the texture and finish are amazing – nourishing but not sticky. I would definitely repurchase it for winter.   Cloud paint: never have I love a cream blush so much. These are natural-looking, long-lasting & multi-tasking cream blushes with amazing color selections. They are my favorite products from Glossier – …

I am back with a new favorite makeup brand – Colourpop!

I’ve been away from blogging for the past two months and ta da…I am back!I hate when people say I cannot do this because I was too busy with some other stuff – If you want to do something, you can always find time for it. But yes (not shameful at all), I am going to say that I work my ass off during my summer internship that I did not have the mental strength to work on blog posts on weekends. Although, I was really into photography and posted quite a bit on Instagram (click bait )   Ok..The no-brainer post to do is when I am back after two months is what I’ve been loving. Honestly, the one and only thing that I’ve been obsessed with is Colourpop…I still cannot get over the fact that such affordable band can have these amazing products that surpass the quality of many higher-end products.   I am going to show you some of my most-used shadows and lip products in this post. Colourpop’s shadows are the creamiest …

How to get through a busy week with good (if not amazing) skin

An ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure. The smartest approach would be to get prepared early (no brainer huh), eat clean and healthy, maybe do a 7-day juice detox before that busy week. But hey, we rarely have the luxury to know if we are going to be stressful in xx days time until we are actually in the situation and with 3 zits popping up (me last week).   Bad skin is just piling up on the stress you already have. If you cannot stop being busy and stressed, try to find a way to manage it. Last week, by some miracle or due to the remedies I did, I was able to make my stress pimples disappear in a week and my skin did not go down the path of absolute sh**hole- thought you can try some of them for when you are in need.   Supplements Other than trying really hard not to stress eating , supplements are really useful for helping your body and skin handling stress. I did not …

Makeup Brushes – for Beginners

When I first started using makeup, my 10 fingers are all I have to apply products: middle fingers for eyeshadows, index fingers for foundations… Everything works ok until I end up with uneven foundation, unblended shadows and dirty fingers that stains everything I touched.   Beauty brushes is a hard terrain to explore. Why there are so many? What are they for?  They may seem like an extra step, but if you get hold of the right ones, your application process will me much more smoother and faster.   Foundation:   I recommend keep 2 brushes and 2 beauty blenders/sponges in your collection; as they can get dirty really quickly and you don’t want to get acnes because of them. I like to use a kabuki / flat head brush first, and use a circular emotion to roughly blend in the foundation, then use a damp beauty blender/sponge to pat in foundations and make them look seamless and more natural.   My favorite and most-used foundation brush is the Sigma kabuki brush, it has dense but …

#SummerBeauty: Is Birchbox Dying?

Is beauty subscription box boom over, or is it just Birchbox? A few months ago, lured by the very enticing marketing image of the Birchbox April Magic Box , I decided to give Birchbox another try after cancelling its service a year ago due to constant disappointment in its sample offerings – the alleged personalized samples lead me to end up with too many samples from unheard brands that I was just too scared to put on my face. Unfortunately, nothing changed, I end up with only one of the samples showed in the image, and the rest are products that I will never use, that Birchbox probably acquired at 0 cost from these small brands, and could not wait to get rid of. I really respect Birchbox as the forth runner in beauty subscription services. However, they expand their business to online/retail beauty store too quickly that they lose the very core of their service, which probably is not too profitable, but is indispensable in bring in loyal customers that they can build their …

All that glitter – Stila metallic liquid eyeshadow

If you are bored of the usual matte/bronzy eye look like I do, look no further, this no-joke metallic glittery liquid eyeshadow from Stila is what you need to vamp up your eye look. This is what I’ve been obsessed with over the last few weeks. The application process alone is such a joy – with extremely pigmented (with glitters as well as color) and is easy to apply to the eyelid. The liquidy metallic finish is beyond-this-world pretty! You can use it as a eyeliner or apply generously to the eyelid and blend out the edges with fingers or a blending brush. You have to blend fast though, it sets after a few seconds-hence it’s really long-lasting and does not become messy or crease up. It is not your every-day look essential; although, why not? It will look amazing on your eyes under the sun during summer time.  

Beaty Spot: Cult Beauty

My obsession with podcast (and Youtube) has lead to me to yet another great podcast, At home with.. , hosted by youtubers Anna (from the Anna Edit) and Lily Pebbles; in which they conducted interviews with these amazing women in beauty, like Lisa Eldridge and founder of By Terry. In this week’s episode, they interviewed the co-founder of cult beauty, Alexia Inge; which made me realize – I haven’t written anything about Cult Beauty in my blog yet! Why this happened is beyond me, since Cult Beauty has been my go-to place to buy beauty products (other than Sephora). This is the place that does not have almost every brand, but every single one on the site is as good as a brand can get, no exception, big or small brands – “Sunday Riley, MV Organic, Charlotte Tilbury, Pixi, Huda, Tata Harper, Oskia”  On top of that, if you live in the US, full price of the product on site is usually 70% of the price of those same products sold in the states (no …

Because beauty shouldn’t cost you a fortune

I used to consider ColourPop as a brand intended for teenagers, with their somewhat flamboyant image (and I think myself as someone at the age that use “serious makeup”); until I could not hold my curiosity anymore and got myself a super shock eyeshadow set. OMG, their eyeshadows have the best formulas I’ve ever seen – super soft and creamy. When you touch them, they sink in a little bit like cushions (just because they are so creamy). They are really pigmented and really long lasting as well. I seriously consider only use ColourPop‘s eyeshadows from now on. With only a fraction of other brands’ eyeshadows, it has one of the most luxurious formula and gorgeous color selections; especially with eyeshadows, you always want to try new colors; with ColourPop, you can keep up with this ever-changing industry without breaking the bank!

Sephora’s subscription box is beyond amazing!

Yes, Sephora has subscription boxes now – Sephora Play! For all you beauty lovers who became more and more disappointed by Birchbox and other beauty subscription boxes, you should definitely put your money into this one instead! For $10/month, same price as Birchbox’s, you will get (much better stuff): 1. 5 deluxe skincare, makeup or hair care samples (plus a fragrance bonus and a makeup bag!) But no BS samples from random brands that make you too scared to even try; especially because Sephora carries great (filtered) brands. For my first box, I got some of my all time favorite products and some I’ve always wanted to try. Satisfaction level ? 120% ! ! Belif Hungarian Water Essence 0.33 oz Tatcha Pure Camelia Cleansing Oil 0.5 oz Rahua Omega 9 Hair Mask  22mL NudeStix Magnetic Matte Lip Color – GreyStone treStique Highlighter Stick 2.  PLAY! BOOK with tips, tricks, how-tos and beauty advice 3.  PLAY! PASS to redeem in store for 50 bonus Beauty Insider points and a free one-on-one tutorial