Monday, October 28, 2013


I got my Glossybox tonight! I'm really excited to try the Mineral Flowers moisturiIng night cream with camomile wax and mud. 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Lipstick Challenge: Day 23

Rimmel volume lipstick in gold digger (085). 

I love my red lipsticks!!! And totally forgot how many I have. This shade is a brighter  red with gold shimmer. Gorgeous!

I'm not sure if I find this to add volume to my lips. What do you think? Do they look more voluminous? Can we say that word again? Voluminous! Love it! Moving on. 

For me this is more of a daytime red, like revlon red lacquer and cover girl's anemone, but with more punch. I think Rimmel has to be one of my top lipstick brands. I'm always so impressed with the wearability of the colours, the formula, and the quality. These are excellent value for your money. I've also had most of my Rimmel lipsticks for a few years and they still work beautifully. They haven't dried out. 

As for this specific lipstick, I find it needs a touch up after eating but can last through a tea or coffee. It's got Greta pigmentation and can be worn more sheer or built up to a bold and sparkly spectacle. 

I would also like to draw your attention to my BANGS! I cut my bangs back into existence this weekend! The weather has finally cooled off enough yo act and feel like a normal human being again. Thank god!!!! I picked up a pair of hair scissors at the discount store and went for it. Does anyone else cut their own hair? Let me know! I'd love to read your comments!

Bye xo

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Lipstick Challenge: Day 22

Avon shimmer lip tints in berry. 

I knew I've had this one for a long time but I didn't realize how long until I looked at the label. The copyright is from 2004!! Oh boy! I remember wearing this a lot in high school. I'm not sure if that was a good thing or not. In the photo I'm wearing this lipstick very lightly but I layered this baby on when I was younger.   I think what this says is my lipstick addiction started young and has been with me for a long time. (After I wrote this I wanted to know how it would look dark. Answer: I was a fierce high schooler with my dark berry lips!)

So besides the awful packaging, I think this is a great lipstick. Seriously though!? It looks so bad! Come on Avon! 

Moving on. I'm not sure if this is supposed to be a tinted lip balm type lip colour. I think it was released as a limited edition fall product. It's got great pigmentation and can be worn more sheer, like I'm wearing in this photo or you can build it up to be quite dramatic. I love berry shades in the fall and winter! It's finally starting to be cool enough here to make me start craving these colours and my cozy sweaters. 

This lip tint is also very moisturizing. It goes on really smoothly. It's not very long lasting but in lipstick years this liptint is a grandma! I think she's held up really well. 

That's enough rambling from me! I'm wearing this shade in my next YouTube video which I will post soon! Let me know what kind of lips you rocked in high school? We're you a stick girl in a gloss world, like me?

Monday, October 21, 2013

Lipstick Challenge: Day 21

Lavshuca double colours lipstick in pk-2. 

This product is so unique that I had to buy it! I've never seen anything like it!  Lavshuca is a middle range Japanese drugstore brand by Kanebo (a high end brand). There were five shades and I chose a pinker one because I thought it would be the easiest to wear. There were other shades in red, peach, and brown. 

This lipstick gets mega points for creativity! It's a bit of a mix for me. I like the colour and texture. I think it lasts okay. I have to reapply after eating, but that's the case with most lipsticks. I do find it to be a bit drying (it might just be the changing weather). I expected it to be more hydrating based on the texture and how long it lasts. Also, the tip is too small for my lips. I get that the two colour combo is a way to make lips appear fuller, meaning it was made for ladies with thinner lips, but it's a bit of a challenge for me to get the right effect on my naturally full pout. 

Has anyone else seen anything like this? What do you think of the dual colour combo? Leave me a comment!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Lipstick Challenge: Day 20

Clinique different lipstick in a different grape. 

I'm pretty sure everyone and their mom has this colour since it's been in a million Clinique bonuses. (My mom does have this one, too!)

This is the same formula as tender heart, which I mentioned in my All-time Favourites video. I won't bother doing a seperate review for that one since I find it wears just as well as this one. I will do a seperate post with photos though. If you haven't read that review yet you can read it here!

This is everything I want in a lipstick. It's moisturizing, creamy, applies nicely, has excellent colour payoff, and lasts. I wouldn't call this a long lasting lipstick. I have to reapply after meals, but it does last through a giant mug of tea (the only size of tea I drink!).  I like the texture, and find it doesn't dry out my lips at all.

I never really liked this colour until this fall, but now I LOVE it. I guess the timing was never right. Now we can be happy together. Haha!

That's all for now.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Lipstick Challenge: Day 19

                 Arty mirror selfie!

Revlon super lustrous lipstick pearl in red lacquer (029). 

I thought it might be useful to include some swatches of today's lipstick and yesterday's since they seem similar. 

Overall, I really like revlon lipsticks but some of them are really disappointing. I love the colour of this one and the texture but it falls short in many areas. 

This lipstick doesn't last at all. It wears of instantly! Also it smells awful, like another revlon lipstick I have. I don't know why! It's very unfortunate.

That's all for now. 

Lipstick Challenge: Day 18

CoverGirl natureluxe gloss balm in anemone (225). 

This is one of, or maybe even the only, CoverGirl lip product I have. The brand has never really appealed to me, except for their mascaras. I have the volume mascara in the orange tube that I brought from Canada. I should have thrown it out a couple months ago but I freaking love it and have not been willing to part with it even though Japanese mascaras are supposed to be amazing. I just haven't found anything I like as well. Also I like the spikey plastic mascara wands versus the brush style. The latter is more popular here. But I digress! Let's get down to brass tacks. 

I like tinted lip glosses. I think they're a great, low maintenance way to rock a little lip colour if your not up for committing to a lipstick for the day. This was the only shade that appealed to me at the time. It's always much more long lasting than I expect it to be. It's got a great texture. It's moisturizing. It's got good pigments. You can build up the colour or wear it more sheer. This product exceeded my expectations! 

It's not as pigmented or long lasting as the revlon just bitten kissable balm stains (my holy grail lip product) but it's a little more moisturizing. I think it's cheaper, too. 

That's all for now. Cheers. 

Monday, October 7, 2013

Fukuoka Take 2 Goodies

After a mix up that meant we didn't have all of the pieces for our bed, I took another trip to Fukuoka to remedy the situation and do a little more shopping for myself. 

In addition to Ikea, I picked a few things up from Loft, Streamcream, The Body Shop, and Lush. 

The cute old fashioned alarm clock is from Ikea. 

Sorry I don't have the proper names for the Lush stuff. The labels are all in Japanese. Anyway, I got a cocao butter bath bomb, a bubble bath (that's the pink swirly one), gold bubble bath/shampoo that's the consistency of play dough, and a tea tree disc which I'm hoping to turn into a toner. 

Body Shop:
Aloe Vera body butter. This is pure gold and my second tub. It's great for new tattoos and I find it helps calm my armpits after shaving. They can get really itchy and irritated. (Sorry for talking about armpits). 
Honeymania eau de toilet. This smelled so great in the store I had to get it. Again, for this who don't know, I'm obsessed with honey. 

Mary-Lou Manizer by The Balm. Great highlighter. I heard lots of good things about this. It's super pigmented and gorgeous! I'm planning on wearing it every day forever. 
Powder eyebrow expert by Suzie N.Y. I think the idea is to use each colour on a different section of your brow but I've been blending them together. This powder stays put all day long! I've never used powder on my brows before but I'm a fan!

Steamcream. It took me 20 minutes to decide on a tin and then I realized I should have bought 8 more to send home as gifts because they are so beautiful!

No more spending for a while. I'm going to post more reviews now. 

What kind of posts would you like to see?

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Lipstick Challenge: Day 17

Canmake whip mousse lip in misty peach (03). 

I didn't know what to expect when I bought this. I've never seen a whipped lip product before, even though there have been the whip cheeks and foundations. I just thought it was so cute! I really like it!

It's so silky and soft when it goes on. I love the way it feels. It seems like it won't last and is going to wear off right away bit I find that after a little while it sinks right in and lasts well. I tried layering it over the lip I wore on day 16. It lasts even longer. 

Apparently this can be used as cheek colour. I tried it the other both and it works well. I prefer powder blush but it's still a neat extra. 

That's all for now. 

Ps. I wasn't lying about starting a YouTube channel! My home Internet has not arrived yet and Tyler took his mifi to Tokyo for the week. Talk soon!