• 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 […]

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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 […]

Dolce & Gabbana Passion Duo Gloss Fusion in Amaryllis

Dolce & Gabbana Passion Duo Gloss Fusion Lipstick in Amaryllis

I am seriously conflicted… life is very difficult when you have not 1 but 2 favorites #onepairoflipsonly #firstworldproblem. I had waxed lyrical about these lipsticks before, but that was before I received my very first Dolce & Gabbana Passion Duo Gloss Fusion Lipstick. This line of lipsticks is not new to the brand, but since […]

Chanel Le Vernis Orage Dior Vernis Bar

Tres Chic Nails for Fall! Black and Bold with Dior & Chanel!

I have never been fond of pastel / nude shades on my nails… for some reason they just don’t look very good on me. Even on my wedding day I went with a pale gold polish over the traditional nude and pastel pinks. My usual colors are red, bright fuchsia, some greys, etc. But on […]

High Protection Sunscreen Comparison

Sunscreen Smackdown II: Battle of the SPF50s

After my last big sunscreen comparison review (read here), I uncovered another hidden stash of sunscreen samples #neverending. Interestingly, these are all rated SPF50 and above! I used to think SPF15 was sufficient #naive. But it seems there is a prevailing trend to chase after higher SPF ratings, in the hopes of preserving our youthful fair […]

Shu Uemura Tsuya Skin

Shu Uemura Tsuya Skin ft. Youthful Purifying Lotion

Shu Uemura has always been synonymous with beautiful makeup, and it has propelled the cleansing oil into our mass consciousness.  The brand has a diverse selection of skincare products that I am just starting to explore; beginning with the Tsuya Skin series, which is specially designed to address the Asian obsession with fair youthful radiance. “Beautiful makeup starts […]