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Rimmel Stay Matte Primer

Rimmel Stay Matte Primer ($6.99 for 1.0 oz)

Rimmel Stay Matte Primer ($6.99 for 1.0 oz)

The Rimmel Stay Matte Primer is a product that I haven’t had with me for much of the summer while I was traveling because I tried to be very restrained in how much makeup I packed and carried with me from place to place. I reunited with it about a month ago and have slowly fell back in the habit of reaching for it. I bought this last winter, not too long after it was released, having been temped by it’s claims and budget-friendly price tag and I’ve kept it close at hand for most of the time since.

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October 24, 2014 Makeup , , ,

LUSH Dark Angels facial cleanser

LUSH Dark Angels facial cleanser ($12.95 for 3.5 oz.)

LUSH Dark Angels facial cleanser ($12.95 for 3.5 oz.)

I’d mentioned in my recent Lush shampoo and conditioner review that Lush’s products seemed like really great for traveling because many of them aren’t liquids and can be bought in small packages, and this cleanser was another one of those that’s been following me around all summer long. Dark Angels is a dry paste that you can mix with water to create an exfoliating cleanser, and I’d anticipated it being a good pick for summer since it’s indicated to be suitable for oilier skin.

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October 20, 2014 Skincare , , , ,

Bridal makeup and style inspiration with Loverly

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Wedding dresses featured on Loverly

I hope you’re having a relaxing Sunday! I have something a little different that I’m excited to share with you today. I was recently inspired by a site called Loverly to come up with makeup looks to pair with dresses that they feature on their wedding planning site. I played around with the website for a bit and found it’s really enjoyable to interact with, and so I had some fun picking out a few dresses and working on color palettes and product picks to go along with them.

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October 19, 2014 Makeup, Style , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Maybelline Volum’Express The Colossal Cat Eyes Waterproof Mascara

Maybelline Volum'Express The Colossal Cat Eyes waterproof mascara ($7)

Maybelline Volum’Express The Colossal Cat Eyes waterproof mascara ($7)

I mentioned in my last post about Maybelline’s original Colossal mascara that I had set it aside for a bit in favor of a waterproof mascara while we were traveling in Asia during monsoon season. I had grabbed a similar one, The Colossal Cat Eyes, thinking it’d be fun to compare. This one advertises a “full & spiked” look with a collagen formula and “claw brush”.

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October 17, 2014 Makeup , , ,

Maybelline Volum’Express The Colossal Mascara

Maybelline Volum'Express The Colossal mascara ($7)

Maybelline Volum’Express The Colossal mascara ($7)

Somewhere along my tour of Maybelline mascaras and during an Ulta sale, I picked up the classic Colossal mascara from Maybelline’s Volum’Express line. I had it hoarded away for a while but have been breaking it out recently and have some thoughts and photos of it to share today. The Colossal has a “mega brush” and collagen formula to give 9X volume instantly, in just one coat.

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My Beauty Diary Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Mask

My Beauty Diary Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Mask

My Beauty Diary Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Mask

I just wanted to say a few words about this sheet mask I just finished up using last night. My Beauty Diary is one of the big producers of sheet masks and are pretty popular. I originally picked these masks up in a 7-11 at the Taipei airport when I was going to have a day without my checked baggage, including all of my moisturizers, so I thought my skin was going to suffer.

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October 15, 2014 Skincare , , , , ,

Revlon ColorStay Whipped Crème Foundation

Revlon ColorStay Whipped Crème Foundation ($13.99 for 0.8 oz)

Revlon ColorStay Whipped Crème Foundation ($13.99 for 0.8 oz)

Here’s another product I used a ton all throughout the summer. I found it really difficult to take good photos of my skin while on the road, staying in hotel rooms with weird lighting, but these days it’s easier so it’s a good time to take a moment for a review of this foundation. Revlon ColorStay Whipped Crème is a mousse-textured foundation formulated to give all day, flexible wear without flaking, caking, or feeling heavy.

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October 13, 2014 Makeup , , ,

Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Color + Correct with SPF 30

Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Color + Correct with SPF 30

Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Color + Correct with SPF 30 ($19.95 for 2 oz.)

This summer, I’ve been using the crap out of the Andalou Naturals Color + Correct moisturizer with SPF 30. This CC moisturizer was introduced along with their relatively new 1000 Roses line of products, which is targeted for sensitive skin. I was pretty excited when I initially saw the 1000 Roses line on store shelves for the first time early in the summer, since I’m a fan of Andalou Naturals in general and I’ve been trying to reach for more natural and gentle products as my skin has become a little more sensitive than it used to be.

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October 10, 2014 Makeup, Skincare , , , , , , , ,

Some summer empties

Thai iced tea, perfect for summer

Enjoying a summery Thai iced tea in Thailand

Up until the summer, I had been reviewing the products I finished up on a monthly basis, but once I started traveling at the beginning of the summer I had to change my approach a little. It wasn’t practical for me to save up the empty containers and I found that I was too short on time to keep up with the monthly posts, and so instead I just kept a list and made a note when I finished something up. Now that I’ve recently come home, it’s a great time to review some of the products I used up while I was away.

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October 8, 2014 Bath & Body, Skincare , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Asian beauty purchases! Etude House, Nature Republic, 1028 Visual Therapy, and more

Orchard Central shopping mall in Singapore

Orchard Central shopping mall in Singapore

I visited several countries in Asia this summer and have been saving up my purchases to talk about them all together now that I’m back. Asia has some great shopping – the photo above is from Singapore’s Orchard Road, a Vegas-like strip of 27 beautiful shopping malls. I mostly bought skincare because it was my first proper opportunity to try out the Asian brands I hear about every so often on the internet, but there are a few makeup products sprinkled in the mix, as well.

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October 6, 2014 Makeup, Skincare , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,