Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tarte Limited Edition (Fall 2014) Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette V1 :: Review, Swatch, FOTD

Tarte Limited Edition, Fall 2014, Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette V1, Review, Swatch, FOTD

First a QVC bundle exclusive, then a Sephora online limited edition, then pfffttt. As of this writing, I don't see this Tarte Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow V1 Palette at Sephora anymore. It could be website glitch, inventory problems, but whatever the cause is, I say bring it back por favor

A Fall limited edition release, this palette is for you neutral-loving ladies! Retailing for $38 (0.07 oz x 16), it has sixteen eyeshadows from rich browns to plums, shimmer to matte, all buttery-soft and easy to blend, with laudable wear time to boot. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

When Hands (and Feet) Go Tough, Soften With Shea Butter

Perlier Shea Butter with White Lily Extract review
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While dry skin is more prevalent during winter months, my hands in particular know no season. Perennially dry and tough, I have nothing but my obsessive handwashing vis-à-vis sanitizing nature to blame. Given this predicament, I stash hand creams anywhere possible: at the office, bathroom, makeup room, purse, headboard, car, to name a few.

I  had the chance to try another product from Perlier, the Shea Butter Softening Moisturizing Hand Cream with White Lily Extract ($24, 200ml). As most of you probably know, shea butter is a great moisturizer plus more because it also soothes sunburn, relieves itching, tackles psoriasis or dermatitis, etc.

Perlier Shea Butter with White Lily Extract review

The deets. Yes it's thick. Yes it's heavily-fragrant. I like that it moisturizes my hands and feet so well that the feeling of roughness is addressed albeit tentatively. The addition of white lily in the ingredients is supposed to grant smoothness to the most sensitive skin. I know scent is personal and relative but this hand cream is reeking with over-the-top floral fragrance which lingers for a while. It maybe trivial to you but not for someone whose migraine is triggered with such strong parfum. With that said, I hope to see a different hand cream from Perlier, preferably less scented or better yet, fragrance-free.

Ingredients: AQUA (WATER), BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER (BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER), GLYCERIN, BEHENYL ALCOHOL, PEG-40 STEARATE, STEARYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERYL STEARATE SE, HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL, PENTAERYTHRITYL DISTEARATE, STEARIC ACID, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), CETYL ALCOHOL, CARBOMER, DIMETHICONOL, LILIUM CANDIDUM BULB EXTRACT, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, TETRASODIUM EDTA, PHENOXYETHANOL, METHYLPARABEN, ETHYLPARABEN, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, BHT, HEXYL CINNAMAL, GERANIOL, CITRONELLOL, LINALOOL, LIMONENE, ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE, CITRAL.

Have you tried this hand cream?


Kathryne

Monday, August 25, 2014

Fall Lippy Must-Have: Marc Jacobs LoveMarc Lip Gel 146 Cabaret (Review, Swatch, FOTD)

 Marc Jacobs LoveMarc Lip Gel 146 Cabaret, Review, Swatch, Fall Lipsticks
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One of the things I like about Fall is the anticipated return of its staple color, makeup-wise. Dark berry, burgundy, red wine, plum; call it whatever you want but this shade is definitely not for the faint of heart. As a lover of bold lipsticks, you guess I am doubly elated to rock it in I-don't-even-care-where-I'm-going-or-what-I'm-doing situation. Sheez, that's quite a mouthful but let me introduce you to one lippy that had me at first swipe. Kindly scroll down for more photos, swatch comparison, and the final verdict.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

TATCHA, Fall Makeup Trend, Estonian-Flag Inspired Mani and More from The Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup 8/24

  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Love blotting papers? Then TATCHA Petal Fresh Original Aburatorigami Blotting Papers are a must try-- they are PERFECTION!
  • TheFabZilla: This week, TheFabZilla shows her own take on jewel-tone eyes, one of Fall 2014 makeup trends.
  • Icy Nails: Erika reviewed the LORAC Pro 2 palette. Was it love? Come find out.
  • Beauty by Miss L: Estonian flag inspired nails
  • Color Me So Crazy: Have you seen the Sally Hansen Color Foil polish? Check them out here!
  • Fabulous Awesomeness: Want to look radiant? Check out Mina Slater's review + swatches of Gleam by Melanie Mills!
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison is over the moon about her hydrated fuller lips from City Lips plus a great discount!
  • I Know all the Words: Take glitter to the next level with OPI Desginer Series Tourmaline and Titanium
  • Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Memebox, Lorac 2, How To Clean Makeup Brushes and More from The Beauty Blogazons Weekly Roundup 8/23