• DKNY MyNY Eau de Parfum

    My NY Story & a DKNY GIVEAWAY!!

    Aaahh… New York… everybody who has ever been to the city has their stories to share. Perhaps the largest metropolis in the world, it is an epicenter of energy and a hotbed of creativity. I remember my very first visit to NY as a starry-eyed teenager… it was a crazy whirlwind weekend trip to attend […]

  • Lancome Grandiose Mascara

    Is Lancôme Grandiose Mascara all that Grand?

    Every Monday morning I tell myself I should start sleeping earlier… but it never happens. Every morning is a mad dash… 10 minutes makeup is a hopeless illusion. And what is worse than messing up the eyeshadow? It is smearing mascara all over that painstakingly perfected eyeshadow!! But ever since Lancôme Grandiose Mascara came into […]

  • Miceller water cleansers

    Take it all off with Micellar Cleansers: Smackdown of Drugstore & Highend Brands!

    I’ve been dabbling with micellar water cleansers on and off for awhile now. When I first tried it more than 3 years ago, I thought, wow what a wonderful new invention! But it didn’t quite take off (back then), and it was pretty expensive for water… and a part of me that’s been so used […]

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DKNY MyNY Eau de Parfum

My NY Story & a DKNY GIVEAWAY!!

Aaahh… New York… everybody who has ever been to the city has their stories to share. Perhaps the largest metropolis in the world, it is an epicenter of energy and a hotbed of creativity. I remember my very first visit to NY as a starry-eyed teenager… it was a crazy whirlwind weekend trip to attend […]

Lancome Grandiose Mascara

Is Lancôme Grandiose Mascara all that Grand?

Every Monday morning I tell myself I should start sleeping earlier… but it never happens. Every morning is a mad dash… 10 minutes makeup is a hopeless illusion. And what is worse than messing up the eyeshadow? It is smearing mascara all over that painstakingly perfected eyeshadow!! But ever since Lancôme Grandiose Mascara came into […]

Miceller water cleansers

Take it all off with Micellar Cleansers: Smackdown of Drugstore & Highend Brands!

I’ve been dabbling with micellar water cleansers on and off for awhile now. When I first tried it more than 3 years ago, I thought, wow what a wonderful new invention! But it didn’t quite take off (back then), and it was pretty expensive for water… and a part of me that’s been so used […]

Kose Infinity Cool Face Powder

Kose Infinity Cool Face Powder Gives a Jolt to the Senses

There’s this new-fangled thing going around called “aqua” powders or “cooling” powders that give an instant jolt of cool together with a burst of wet at the moment of application. It is a very curious invention that promises skincare benefits whilst mattifying and setting makeup. I am naturally apprehensive about new marketing gimmicks, but when it […]

Shiseido The Makeup FW2014 Lacquer Rouge

Shiseido The Makeup FW2014 Lacquer Rouge Collection

To pair with the bold colorful eye palettes from Shiseido’s Fall-Winter 2014 Makeup Collection (reviewed here), there are 5 new Lacquer Rouge in a beautiful range of hues. Shiseido Lacquer Rouge is a liquid lipstick formula that was first launched by the brand in Fall 2012. Since then, the range has expanded to 30 gorgeous […]

Shiseido FW2014 Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio

Shiseido FW2014 Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio

Shiseido is a brand that is very near and dear to me as I had grown up on their products. My very first “proper” foundation and lipstick were both from Shiseido. And so I was very excited to be able to preview the new FW2014 makeup collection, starting today with the Luminizing Satin Eye Color […]

Dior Vernis 853 Massai

Dior Vernis 853 Massai…Some Reds Never Go Out of Style

Sometimes we hear terms like “classic” and “timeless” being thrown around, and they conjure up images of old.  But even the Little Black Dress needs to get updated… not every black dress is timeless. Similarly with red nail polish.  Aahh… that preternal shade of lacquer that every woman already possesses, in more than 1 variation […]

Albion Eclafutur

Stronger Skin with Albion Eclafutur

It was not such a long time ago that I thought adding a serum to my skincare routine was a pain. Aahh the impatience of youth! However, once that has been established, suddenly adding a pre-primer or a booster, doesn’t seem like such a chore anymore. In fact, I like having options – whitening, anti-aging, […]

atelier cologne vanille insensee

Vanille Insensée by Atelier Cologne

There’s a new love in my life… one that is strong, sensual, manly. Unafraid to embrace the warmth of vanilla, but possesses the gravitas that demands to be taken seriously. This is Vanille Insensée by Atelier Cologne. Not your everyday plain vanilla of the cupcake variety, this is Vanille Insensée, literally vanilla out of its […]

Dolce & Gabbana Smooth Eye Color Quad in Tangier

Dolce & Gabbana Tangier for Summer 2014 makes a Smooth Transitional Palette for Fall!

Dolce & Gabbana Smooth Eye Color Quad is something I have been coveting for the longest time. But given the disparate reviews for various quads out there, I’ve been putting one or another palette in my shopping cart and taking it out again. This is what happens when there isn’t a physical counter where I […]