Thursday, June 30, 2016

Brow Shaper | Sally Hansen Wax Kits

I have relatively thick eyebrows. I used to not care about them as much, but when I got into beauty and makeup, I started to have them done every month or two months when I was lazy. I got into a phase where I just didn't care as much. Then I realized ever since having my brows done at the salon, they actually grow more unruly than they did before. I felt more self conscious, even though I'm pretty sure no one really pays attention. I tried this wax kit at home as a more convenient way to do at home, and I have to say I truly enjoy it. I save money and trip to the salon. I still do plan to get my brows done professionally for special occasion just because I haven't learned how to trim it better yet. I guess one step at a time. You can get the kit at Amazon for less than $5!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Top 5 Drugstore Blushes | NYX, Milani, Rimmel, Wet n Wild

I love touching up my makeup with blushes. It gives the whole look more colorful and awake. I don't feel like I need to break the bank when it comes to blushes. Drugstore has a lot of varieties, and a lot of them are excellent in quality. I typically go for natural tone blushes that go with any makeup look. These are my favorite ones.

left to right:
NYX 'Pinched'
Wet 'n Wild 'pearlescent'
Milani 'tea rose'
Milani 'rose d'oro'
Rimmel 'Santa Rose'

What's you favorite blushes?

Monday, June 20, 2016

Monday Roundup | Saint Laurent Bag, Bright Lips

It's #moanday alright. I feel like every Monday, I am super lazy and tired even though I don't typically do anything on Sundays. It's weird. Monday blues are for real. I love this bucket bag from Loft. I've talked about it again and again. One thing that I want to point out is that it doesn't have any zipper, so when I put down my bag, it is very easy for someone to look at the inside and take something. I can be a bit paranoid when I am using this in a public place. Other than that, I love the versatility and convenience of just throwing everything inside and not lose anything.

Rimmel show off lip lacquer 'Apocaliptic' 

Every time I put on a bright colored lipstick, I almost always end up switching it last minute because I feel like my lips are on display. Nevertheless, bright lippies attract me. It's so ironic. I force myself to do it once in a while, not because I feel like I have to, but because I want to. I feel like I need to start doing what I want to do without being so self conscious.

Ah-mazing under eye concealer. I've made a video about it, and I've blogged about it. This is awesome!

This is my very first Saint Laurent purse and I was so excited when I filmed it. You might be able to tell how giddy I was in the video. I will talk more about it in a blog post, soon!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Beauty Review | Amazing Cosmetics Concealer Corrector

    I really think under-eye concealer is one of the key things that makes a difference. On my good days, I can get away without wearing foundation, but  adding some under-eye concealer to brighten up the area really helps in making me more awake and put together. I usually grab the Maybelline Instant age rewind dark circle treatment, but on days when I want extra coverage and extra flawless look, I go with Amazing concealer/corrector from Amazing Cosmetics. This is a relatively new find for me, but it's instantly become a favorite. I demonstrate how I apply it in my video, and you can see the difference side by side.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Monday Roundup | Berries and Pink, Scallop Shorts and Nude Heels

Wet n Wild color icon blush 'Pearlescent Pearl'

I'm rediscovering the foundation. It's my only foundation from Nars. When I first got it, the shade was too yellow for me and that was why it spent the first few months just sitting in my drawer. I gave it another try again, and I can't stop looking myself in the mirror. My skin looks so flawless, and it stays all day, too. I have a combo/dry skin, which is why I think it stays all day on my skin. I don't know if it would work the same for oily skin people. It makes my skin glowy and flawless. It can get to heavy if you use too much. You don't need  a lot to get a medium-to-full coverage. 
I featured the Wet n Wild blush in this shade comparing with Nars Orgasm on my instagram. It's a pretty shimmery blush. Nars Orgasm has golden-y shimmer, whereas this one does not. 

Clinique cheek pop 'Peach Pop', YSL Rouge Volupte Shine No. 8 & 43, 

For the longest time, I keep telling myself and/or other people that my favorite color is blue - sky blue, baby blue, light blue. I was so convinced that pink was just too girly of a color for me. I didn't like wearing pink top. However, for the last couple of years, I realized now that I am more drawn into the pink/peach/blush/nude colors than any blue hues. It just excites me more. I guess people do change, especially in taste and preference. I also love the YSL lipsticks. I post all about them not too long ago. The only thing that I'm a little bit bothered by is the scent. 

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Casual Chic in San Francisco

I love wearing casual and comfortable outfits on the weekends( don't we all? ;) ). Pairing a simple tee and jeans is always my go-to when I don't know what to wear. Denim jacket has been my staple piece lately. It just goes with everything! It goes well paired with dresses as well as with simple ensemble like this.  

I used to think denim on denim was a tad too much, ehm, denim. It is so '90s, yet I adore the look of it. It just instantly creates an outfit. I added some of my favorite pins on the jacket to make it my own.