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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Review: Suqqu Blend Color Eyeshadow EX-04 Toukaede (Fall 2011)

Another Suqqu?
Yeap - so I got another Suqqu.
For one thing, I was rather disappointed with 03 Matsukasa
(*waves to Reene - the taupe (upper left colour) doesn't really agree with my warm undertones :/ *).

Also, I'd only seen ONE rather blurry swatch of Toukaede at that point of time,
and considering the astronomical $$$ to be plonked down, I preferred to wait ^_^

Gosh - the wait was so worth it for I Absolutely ADORE This Palette!

EX-04 Toukaede,

How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count The Ways <3

Monday, September 12, 2011

Review: Lunasol Three Dimensional Eyes Fall 2011 (01 Neutral Beige & 02 Soft Beige)

If you are a long time follower of my Blog (well, a little more than a year)
and my YouTube channel,
you might have noticed a Lunasol "drought"...~_^

Nope! I've NOT been holding out on you!

The fact of the matter is,
since Star Shower Eyes Fall 2009,
I pretty much stopped Lunasol-hauling.
*hums (...I've Lost That -Lunasol- Lovin' Feeling...*)

(...final haulage being Nature Color Eyes Spring & Summer 2010...)
(...Oh! And the solitary Ocean Scene Summer 2011 in EX-01 Shelly Ocean...)

I still like Lunasol's offerings in terms of Colour-Combinations,
with the EXCEPTION of Ocean Scene Spring 2011:
~ seriously, must there be a BLUE in EVERY . SINGLE . PALETTE ?!?!

Texture-wise, in MY opinion anyway,
with each subsequent collection since Star Shower Eyes Fall 2009,
...shimmer particles grew larger...and lArGeR...and LARGER...
...resulting in increasingly gritty gRiTty GRITTY eyeshadows...

Thus, it's no surprise I boycotted...erm...I mean forwent :P
3 whole collections, which is incredibly out of my character ^_~
~ Star Shower Eyes Fall 2009
~ Aurorized Eyes Fall 2010
~ Ocean Scene Eyes Spring 2011

HOWEVER, Three-Dimensional Eyes Fall 2011 
TOTALLY rekindled my LOVE for Lunasol! ~(^_^)~

Monday, September 5, 2011

Review: Suqqu Blend Color Eyeshadow 07 Komorebi (Fall 2011)

A Suqqu?
A Suqqu Blend Color Eyeshadow?
Why NOW?

In all honesty, I've been wanting to try a Suqqu Blend Color Eyeshadow for ages. AGES!

However, the only online shop (which I trust) which carries Suqqu products...

Well, let's just say, I'm not ready to pay THEIR prices
when I know perfectly well what the ACTUAL retail price is in Japan...

And when the retail price is ASTRONOMICAL as it is...O_o

Also, the Suqqu Blend Color Eyeshadows were not calling to me,
UNTIL I saw 07 Komorebi Fall 2011!
Yes, light lime-ish green eyeshadows do that to me ^_~

There I was, squirming away, lemming, stalking the online shop, sighing... *vicious cycle*

Lamenting away I know nobody in Japan to Custom Purchase ("CP") 07 Komorebi for me...

And then, et voile! Olivia introduced her friend to me:
Ritsue ( Contact: ritsue.kasai[@]gmail[.]com )
(Remove brackets)

Ritsue offered to CP 07 Komorebi [and for good measure, 03 Matsukasa as well ;)]
at a minimal service fee!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Review: Coffret D'or Fast Beauty Foundation UV BB Cream SPF33 PA++

My apologies if the title of this Blog Post is rather misleading...

I've decided to INCORPORATE the Swatches & Review of the
Coffret D'or Fast Beauty Foundation UV BB Cream SPF33 PA++

INTO the following {{ Updated & would constantly be updated, so bookmark it }} Post:

BB Creams for Darker Skin with Yellow Undertones

Reviews & Swatches

(click HERE)

The reasons being:

~ googlers' ease in locating the Short Reviews and the Swatches of the BB creams I recommend for darker skin with yellow undertones,

~ centralised comparisons between the recommended BB creams.

Products - Left to Right:
[1] Coffret D'or Fast Beauty Foundation UV BB Cream #02 Natural Tone SPF33 PA++
[2] Coffret D'or Fast Beauty Foundation UV BB Cream #03 Healthy Tone SPF33 PA++

Friday, September 2, 2011

Review: Chanel Topkapi Eyeshadow Quad and Chanel U.S. vs Chanel International Eyeshadow Quads

Thanks to my honey bunny Jolyn,
I managed to get my grubby paws on...

...*hold your breath*...



I present to you...

...the Chanel Byzance Topkapi Eyeshadow Quad!

I know, I know...

You've probably read a million, if not a gazillion, reviews on this gorgeous eyeshadow quad already ~_^

And I totally agree with Temptalia's take on it (CLICK for comprehensive Review and Swatches).

Thus, instead of torturing you with yet ANOTHER review...

Allow me to expound on the differences between:
~ Chanel Eyeshadow Quads manufactured for the U.S. ("Chanel U.S.")
~ Chanel Eyeshadow Quads manufactured for pretty much the rest of the world ("Chanel Int.")