Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Surprise

Got a pleasant surprise from my husband today. He had to leave early for work so he called to wake me up around 7:30 and asked if I had gone out of the room yet. I hadn't but I was curious so I got up and here's what waited for me in our dining area...
A single stem red rose and a bottle of ChloƩ :) Anyway, I got a surprise for him too, hehe. Happy Valentine's Day to all!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Scented Candles

I had to get small gift tokens for a couple of people the other day and was going to give boxed chocolate but then I found these...
Scented candles from Scentsational. Such a cool name for a candle company. Love that they are already packaged and ready to give away. They are natural soy candles with nice smells like Green Tea, Jasmine, Southern Magnolia, Tropical Paradise, etc.
Also got a candle for myself, flavor is Mint Leaves & Lime but this is from another company. Burning this baby right now...

Saturday, February 4, 2012

This Week's Make Up Haul

I've been trawling for drugstore make up this past week just looking to try different products. I have a really simple beauty routine and I already know what stuff works well for me but I was in an adventurous mood so...
This mascara I've already had before and really liked so I repurchased :) The eyebrow pencil, also from Maybelline, I was intrigued because it was mechanical (no need for sharpening) and had a comb at the end (perfect for traveling, I don't need to bring a separate brow comb). However, the line it draws is quite thin, I like my HG Sonia Kashuk eyebrow pencil much better.
I don't normally like to use liquid foundation because for me powder is much faster and easier to apply. I have to say though, I quite like Maybelline's Super Stay Foundation. It's supposed to be long-lasting too (haven't proved it yet though) and very affordable. Nice medium coverage and the consistency I like better than MAC's Studio Fix Fluid.

Found this compact, Boots No 7, and I thought it was pretty so I got it. Wanted to find out if I could replace my trusty MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation. I was kinda disappointed. The powder settled into my fine lines and emphasized my pores :( It also had a weird fishy smell. Should have researched this one first before I bought. Good thing it wasn't that expensive.

I got this Milani eyeliner as I've heard a lot of good reviews about it. In summary it's like a cream eyeliner on a stick, so smooth to apply and the blackest black eyeliner I've ever tried. The downside is if you have oily lids it's definitely gonna run.

Lastly, I got a quad from Rimmel. I was gonna get two but decided to try this one first then purchase the other set of colors if I liked how this one turned out. It's ok, not very pigmented, a little shimmery and very powdery. It was also very inexpensive so I was not expecting much.

So that's it for my trial and error make up this week. Ahh, the beauty of being a woman... :)