Saturday, March 30, 2013

Too Faced Natural Eye Palette

It felt weird having written 50+ posts but none about my everyday palette. Even though it was long released, I decided to feature them here for once. This is the palette I reached for almost everyday, that's saying much for someone who rarely wears eyeshadow. 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner in Sippin' n Dippin'

A little while ago I wrote about my current obsession towards Benefit Cosmetics :) around that time I found one of their product on sale at starwberrynet. It wasn't one of the things I wrote earlier, but still it was so cheap therefore I authorized the buy (yeah, right ;)) So as usual, I ordered, it arrived and I tested its wear for quite some time before I wrote about it here.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss: 56 Imaginaire and 51 Insouciance

I feel a bit guilty for not posting about these babies earlier. I love these glosses so much that I enjoy wearing it from month to month without realizing that I haven't even wrote about them in my blog :) Yes I'm talking about Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss, such a long name, I used to say Chanel Allure gloss instead. I bought them last year when ICI Paris XL was having a 40% for two products promotion. I pulled my most sensible comparison presentation in front of hubby ;P I got two of them, Imaginaire and Insouciance.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

China Glaze It's a Trap-eze

China Glaze It's a Trap-eze was a part of their Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away collection which was released around the end of last year. I was really excited over It's a Trap-Eze and wanted to get a hold on it right away. I finally got it and couldn't wait to show you its cuteness!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Chocolate Molten Cake / Pudding

I've been craving for chocolate since the start of this week so yesterday I decided to bake a chocolate molten cake. I remembered there was a recipe at this blog that I found easy and yummy, I baked it long time ago back in Bandung. Unfortunately the owner of the blog didn't have a search feature so I had to look in the archives :) I know it might be the same with the other recipes I could find on the internet, but I didn't understand why I was determined to find that exact recipe. I finally found it, though so I'm gonna share it here, too.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Fragrance Shopping

This is going to be a short post which will act like a reminder for me about something I would really love to buy ;) 

Lately I have been wanting to buy a new perfume. I have two in my closet that I absolutely love, the original Chloé and Dolce and Gabbana Rose the One. Chloé was the perfume I wore on our wedding day, it holds a special memory for me and I think it's a sweet night time perfume which suits autumn and winter time. Dolce and Gabbana Rose the One is a more floral one (hence the name), still a little sweet because of the vanilla infuse. 

I wanted something new and I've been adding little samples to my purchases so I can try some new scents. Through the little samples I've tried, the ones stood out were Valentino Valentina and YSL Parisienne. I think Parisienne is more suited for my Mom, though, I found it a little too strong :)

A long time ago back in my college years I really loved Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vanille Amande, which is now sadly discontinued. I was looking for something like it, maybe right now you have realized that I love vanilla in my perfume. Yesterday randomly I stopped by Dior counter at Bijenkorf, I have been wanting to try their Hypnotic Poison. I tried it there and fell in love because it smelled almost like a root beer float, if not a little sweeter ^^ Maybe it's weird to want to smell like root beer float, but it's such a nice smell! Then the sales lady told me she has a mini quiz to find which Dior fragrance will suit me best, she asked four questions and the result for me was: Dior Addict Eau Sensuelle, Miss Dior and Pure Poison. 

Compared to Hypnotic Poison, Pure Poison is more floral. I wanted to grab it instantly but the price tag of course stopped me. So I ended up just writing about it here at least to feel like I have something of it ;)

Monday, March 18, 2013

Nivea Vanilla & Macadamia Lip Butter

Just a quick review of the Nivea lip butter in Vanilla & Macadamia. I think most people might have heard about this product, it was quite hyped too ^^ 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Wet 'n Wild Color Icon Blush in 832E Heather Silk

So this has been a new addition to my make up stash :) I heard all good things about wet 'n wild color icon blushes so I wanted to try one. The first one that came to my mind was Pearlescent Pink which was infamous for being the dupe of NARS Orgasm. But I figured all of my blushes were in the coral and peach color family, I had plum and pink ones once but I left them in Indonesia. So I decided to get Heather Silk instead.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Obsessing over: Benefit Cosmetics

Lately I have been lingering around the Benefit display counter at Sephora or Douglas for some time. I have always adore their quirky and cute packaging. The first Benefit product that I purchased was their eau de toilette, Maybe Baby. I have finished that and I wish I could repurchase.

Here are the products that I am currently obsessing over:
They're Real mascara
Pore-fessional primer
Maybe Baby eau de toilette
High Beam luminizer
How to Look the Best at Everything face make up kit
Hoola bronzer
Coralista blush
Bathina body balm
Watts Up cream to powder highlighter

Now I'm gonna get a piggy bank first and label it with BENEFIT fund lol ;)

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Lily's Cupcakes

I've always been on the hunt for cupcakes here in Holland. Back when we were still living in Rotterdam I found Ten to Three Bakery and Alice in Cupcakeland. I had a chance to try Lily's Cupcakes which was offered at Cappucino Rotterdam in Beurs, but they had really limited selection and I only tried the raspberry vanilla and chocolate ones, which were yummy (and über cute!) but still that was only two flavors. These were the pictures from back then:

Monday, March 4, 2013

February Favorites

So it's four days into the new month (Hello, March :)) and I thought I'd post a little about my favorites during the month of February. :)

Most products are rediscovers because I am still trying things I recently purchased so I don't include them in the favorites (maybe not yet :)) 

I'm loving the L'oreal Elnett Heat Protect Styling Spray to use every time I heat style (which is, honestly, almost every other day) and I love it because it protects, resulting less frizz and damage, smells nice, sprays evenly and dries down in a short while. 

The brush at the top is MAC 188 brush which I just recently loved. I got this almost two years ago and at first I kind of hate it. It was quite a splurge for me at the time yet it was shedding, making streaks and dries down to a black stain on the white bristles after wash. These days I already found the better way to wash it so there's no black stain, also no more shedding, or at least not as much as the first time. I love using it with my liquid foundation now, and I realized that the streaking was mostly because of my heavy hand. So I practiced by using it more frequently and more lightly, just letting the white bristles sweep on and it resulted in a beautiful air brush like finish. Lovely. Pardon the dirty color on the supposedly white bristles, I'm washing them directly after this ;)

The other brush included here is the mini version of Everyday Minerals flat top brush. My full size one had been thrown away. Still this flat top is my favorite for mineral make up. Soft and does a great job in making everything even, can be used with mineral make up and other powder produtcs.

Along with the brush, of course, is the Everyday Minerals base. I'm switching to my winter shade, I used to wear Golden Medium but this one here is fairly light neutral. I love how natural it looks on for everyday wear. 

Too Faced Natural Eye Palette is also featured here because I've been playing with eye shadow more than usual the past month. My favorite shade is Silk Teddy, a shimmery champagne pink. I also love mixing Velvet Revolver and Sexpresso to fill in my brow, which I don't do very often.

For nails I've been going back through my stash and wearing China Glaze Sea Spray which was a part of their Anchors Away collection back in 2011. It's a pale blue with micro shimmer (it almost passed as créme on my eyes). I think the shade brings winter to spring smoothly, if that even make any sense ^^ I put Sea Spray on my hands and Dior Bikini on my toes, which I don't include now because I think Bikini hasn't suit the weather quite yet ;)

Oh, MAC Stereo Rose, a good thing there's so much of you in one pan. After few weeks with Bobbi Brown Nectar, I figure I want to save Nectar for a longer while so I reached back to my blushes and decided to wear Stereo Rose again, and then I did again and again. 

I got a free 30 ml L'Occitane Shea Butter hand cream from their facebook account and I really should include it in this month's favorites. I usually bought their hand cream for the nice scent so I never got my hand on the original Shea Butter one. But after trying it, I think it's the best performing compared to my other ones like Pivoine Flora and Fleur Chérie. It's thicker than the scented ones so it has to be massaged in.

The last one is ELF Super Glossy Lipshine in Candlelight. Upon first application, I hated this product. There was only oil and it was so uneven on the lips. Apparently I had to push the tube a little more for the color to show. It smells and tastes yummy (the taste is more to hubby's testimonial) ;) and gives a touch of golden glossiness on your lips. It is sticky but not so much compared to MAC's lipglass so I think it's bearable especially for 1€. I love layering it on top of lipstick :)

So that's all for this month's favorites, hopefully I encourage you to try one or two of these :D