April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter all you beautiful people... :)

April 15, 2014

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette - Permanent!!!

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette 
And just like that... we get a Happy News!!

The beautiful Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette is now Permanent at Sephora!

A palette featuring three shades of Ambient Lighting Powder, the high-tech, soft-focus finishing powder that features state-of-the-art technology to recreate the most exquisitely flattering types of light. 

The palette has 3 lovely shades

Dim Light:  A neutral peach beige powder that blurs imperfections and highlights a radiant complexion with a balance of warm and cool tones.
Incandescent Light:  A pearlescent powder that highlights the cheekbones and brightens the complexion with a celestial glow (Exclusive to palette)
Radiant Light: A sun-kissed golden beige powder that enhances the overall complexion with believable, subtle warmth

Now No More paying crazy prices on the evil bay! I am super glad I didn't pick any single shade. Such an awesome palette to get 3 lovely shades of the very popular Hourglass Ambient Powders.

Available at Sephora.com 

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April 11, 2014

Kiehl's - Photo-Age High-Potency Spot Treatment

Kiehl's - Photo-Age High-Potency Spot Treatment

Website Description: Our Photo-Age High-Potency Spot Treatment powerfully reverses UV Damage three ways: provides instant luminosity & radiance, reverses visible damage on skin surface, and inhibits invisible damage from rising to the surface.

Key Ingredients: Salicylic Acid, Ellagic Acid, Licorice Extract, Mulberry Flower extract

This is a product that I used last year during spring-summer. In fact, I had used two tubes of this. As I was going through 'deleting' process of unwanted stuff on my computer, I stumbled upon a folder that had reviews, pictures and swatches of product, that never made to the blog. I decided I will post these reviews and swatches now. Most of the products are from permanent line and so it might be of use to someone.

Back to the review. To be honest, when I used it for the first time, I didn't notice any difference, but then I used it with Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution and the results were comparatively better.

I would say, Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution is a much better product than this one. This was pretty disappointing on its own.

Color: White

Texture and Consistency: Soft, Smooth, liquid lotion like consistency. Not too thick nor too watery.

Scent: No artificial perfume scent and the scent was subtle, not bothering at all.

Usage: I used this twice a day, on all the dark and pigmented spots. After one tube was done, the next one I used along with Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution and this time on the whole face.

Application: Just a little less than dime size was needed to cover the whole face.

Feel on Skin: Initially on application, it felt a little tacky, sticky but after being absorbed in the skin, it set well and the skin felt comfortable. It did not dry out the skin nor made it greasy. The absorption was pretty quick.

Effect on Skin: For the first 4 weeks, nothing happened. I did not notice any change in any of the dark areas I was applying this on to. Later, after 8 weeks or so when I started using this with Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution, I noticed my skin to be more brighter and more even. The skin tone had improved over all, but few specific dark spots or areas still existed.

Packaging: Soft squeeze tube, with elongated, nozzle like tip.

Verdict: I do feel that it was the Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution that worked more on my skin and its pigment problems. It acted as a booster for this Photo-Age High-Potency Spot Treatment product and helped it to deliver better. I won't be buying this again, simply because I have found some more better products for the problems I have.

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April 2, 2014

Beauty Cravings

Sephora VIBs get 15% Off their orders during the Spring Promotions beginning 4/3 through 4/11. I just got my mail today and very quickly I made my list.

Great time to stock up on Fragrance and Skincare., not to mention the essentials like Shiseido The makeup Facial Cotton, Foundation and Nail Polish removers. I would prefer 20% off for Stocking up on Fragrance that Sephora gives once a year to VIBs during the Holiday Season. For now, I have a list of products I am craving. As much as I love cheek products, I was surprised to see my list had so many lip products!

1. BITE BEAUTY Luminous Crème Lipstick
2. HOURGLASS Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick
3. Korres Lip Butter
4. DIOR Addict Lip Glow
5. DIOR Crème de Rose Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm
6. FRESH Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment
7. Urban Decay Naked Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss
8. MARC JACOBS BEAUTY Lust For Lacquer Lip Vinyl - Sheer
10. MARC JACOBS BEAUTY Lovemarc - Lip Gel (not pictured in the collage)

A sucker for skincare products and beauty oils, how can I miss buying something for skin during the sale season! Currently, I am eyeing few of these goodies.

1. ORIGINS Plantscription™ Anti-Aging Serum
2. ORIGINS Plantscription™ Youth-Renewing Face Oil
3. BOSCIA Tsubaki Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask
4. BOSCIA Tsubaki Beauty Oil
5. JOSIE MARAN Pure Argan Milk™ Intensive Hydrating Treatment
6. TARTE Maracuja C-Brighter™ Eye Treatment
7. Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask
8. Clarins Skin care products (Feed Kit). The products in the kit are Toning Lotion, Beauty Flash Balm, Instant Eye Make-Up Remover

Obviously, I won't be buying everything I am craving. But my Beauty Buys will definitely have many of the above mentioned products.

What is on your Beauty Wishlist? 

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