Friday, September 30, 2016

Cold Shoulder, Plum Lips & Mascara Wardrobe

One of my favorite "transitional fall" outfit is a cold shoulder top, whether in flowy blouse or knit sweater. In my opinion, it makes any woman of any shape look effortlessly sexy and chic. I love to pair it with black slacks and booties for work or ripped jeans and sneakers on weekends. For makeup, I am partial to plum lips, in particular my long-time love, the Tom Ford Matte in Black Dahlia. Again, the key to wearing dark shade like this is to keep the rest of your makeup minimal. Let the lips do the talking, babe!
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Just like wardrobe, makeups such as mascara do require change or "rotation" from time to time depending on personal preference. Case in point, sometimes I like very natural looking lashes, other times quite dramatic. It's a woman thing. No, it's a makeup junkie thing! Pixi Beauty creator Petra even recommends "mascara-layering for a bright-eyed effect".

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Popsugar Must-Have September Box

With all the subscription boxes flooding the market, Popsugar Must-Have Box is pretty much consistent in curating products that get used, worn, and repurchased by every fashionista or beauty lover just like moi! The September edition features Fall-ready items, come take a closer look!
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For $39.95 a month (shipping included), you will receive beauty/food/lifestyle/fashion items with a combined value of over $100. For September, the following rang up over $145, great deal considering the quality of products included!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick Project Chimps

Liquid lipstick is one of my obsessions. To date, I still stand by Anastasia  (reviewed several shades here and here) and Smashbox (reviewed here and here) as benchmarks when it comes to unparalleled pigmentation and non-drying formula. Recently, Kat Von D released a limited-edition liquid lipstick called Project Chimps (20% of sales will go to this nonprofit organization to preserve the sanctuary of chimpanzees). To be honest, I find Kat Von D liquid lipstick a tad drying based from my previous experience with Lolita; however it's been years since I tried one from the brand so I thought the formula could be different this time so long story short, I gave it a go.
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick Project Chimps review swatch

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Hit or Miss? Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit- Surreal Light

A holiday limited edition, this new palette from Hourglass is receiving mixed reviews, I see why! Scroll down for my personal thoughts, photos and final verdict.
 Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Surreal Light review swatch

Sunday, September 25, 2016

The Week That Was: Fall Booties & Sneakers, No Makeup Makeup Plus Straightforward Review of Tom Ford Lip Contour Duo Public Display

What are your fall must-haves, style-wise? I love booties, oxfords, and sneaker wedges! My taste in fashion is latched on comfort, balance and basics. Anything that won't require me to overanalyze when it comes to pairing. Age did that me. Four-0 club, raise your hand! 
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