Friday, September 23, 2016

#FrenchFriday: Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Matte Liquid Lip Color - 1st Impressions


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Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Matte Liquid Lip Colour: review, photos, swatches


Liquid matte lipsticks have been insanely popular for more than a year now, but I never jumped on the bandwagon. In fact I have to admit that I haven't bought a single one since the trend started picking up steam. I know, bad beauty blogger, booh! I have a good reason though: my lips are about as dry as the surface of the moon, they crack and get flaky super easily all year round, so I have to avoid any drying lip formula. And unfortunately most liquid matte lippies are drying, some of them terribly so. However, I figured that if one brand was able to create a non-drying and comfortable liquid matte, that would be Chanel, so I decided to try their brand new Rouge Allure Ink. In fact I grabbed one online as soon as they were released! Was it everything I always hoped for, or did it make my dry lips cry for balm? Let's find out!

Guerlain Holiday 2016 collection now available!


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Get excited beauty enthusiasts, Guerlain's Holiday 2016 collection has hit the shelves! The French brand typically makes the most beautiful Holiday collection of all - remember last year's awe-inspiring Neiges et Merveilles?

This year's collection has an interesting twist: it is inspired by Guerlain's own legendary Shalimar fragrance, first created in 1921. From the famous fan-shaped bottle, the collection has taken the blue color of the cap and the golden hue of the fragrance itself. Natalia Vodianova, the face of Guerlain makeup and of Shalimar fragrance for years, worked with the brand's creative director Olivier Echaudemaison to create this limited edition collection.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Unboxing: Sephora Play! September 2016


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Sephora Play beauty subscription box


I always get really excited when I find out that my monthly Sephora Play! box is on its way, and the waiting game is tough! My box finally arrived today after sitting in LA county for 2 days, apparently waiting for the first day of rain in ages to show up... Anyways, let's unbox it together and see what's in it!


Friday, September 16, 2016

#FrenchFriday: Deep Fall Looks with YSL Danger Seduction Couture Palette


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Yves Saint Laurent Couture Eyeshadow Palette in Danger Seduction for Fall 2016: review, photos, swatches


I've been resisting the arrival of fall as long as I could, claiming that we still had many long days of summer left, but I have to surrender: the season officially starts next week. Autumn is upon us, it's time to start playing with darker colors on the eyes and lips! For the eyes, YSL got us covered with their Couture Palette in Danger Seduction, a limited edition for fall that's exclusive to Neiman Marcus (who oddly calls it Dangerous Seduction. I'll go with what the palette itself says!). This is not the main eyeshadow palette that was released with YSL's fall makeup collection called Scandal - you can see that one here.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Jouviance, effective anti-aging skincare on a budget


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When our skins start showing the first signs of aging and the inexorable passage of time suddenly hits us in the face, quite literally, it's easy to fall for the smoke and mirrors of high-end anti-aging skincare. If celebrities say it's great, if it's advertised in Vogue, if the jar is made of pure crystal, and if you have to sell your right kidney to pay for it, it must be the best remedy against the ravages of time, right? Actually, absolutely not, so save your credit score from taking a plunge and shop for effective anti-aging skincare at the drugstore!

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