Chanel Grenat Stylo Yeux Eyeliner Swatches and Review

Friday, December 30, 2011

Chanel Grenat Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliner is a newly released shade in the Spring 2012 Collection. It retails for $29USD and can be purchased from Nordstrom, Macy's, Bloomingdales, Saks, or Chanel's website.

Sears Trendsetter - Splurge vs Steal

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Every holiday season, I remind myself to stay away from the malls, especially during the week before Christmas to avoid the crowds. Unfortunately (or fortunately), I always forget what I say and I find myself perusing the racks at the local stores.  This year, I was done with Christmas shopping before Black Friday even started, but the deal seeker in me really wanted to see what other sales are available. Thus, I set out on a "splurge vs. steal" shopping mission to find myself a new wardrobe for work.  Without further ado, here are my finds from Sears:

Blush Horizon de Chanel Swatches and Review

One of the most talked about item in Chanel's new Spring 2012 Collection is the Blush Horizon de Chanel.  It retails for $58USD and can be purchased on Chanel's website, Nordstrom, Saks, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, Macys, etc.  In my previous post with swatches of the entire collection (here), I said I would reserve judgement on the blush until I receive a brand new one from Chanel.  In this post, I will share with you lots of pictures and my personal thoughts on the blush.

Aveeno Positively Nourishing Body Moisturizer Review

Friday, December 16, 2011

When it comes to skincare, I have a very specific routine (described here) that I strictly follow every single day. No matter how tired or lazy I am after a long day of work, I will find the energy to remove my makeup, exfoliate, put on my toner, and moisturizer before going to bed.  Since my face gets the highest priority, the rest of my poor body is often neglected.  With such a cold winter this year, I find that my arms, legs, and feet are hideously dry and flaky. Luckily, Aveeno's Positively Nourishing Body Moisturizers came to the rescue just in time. These were sent to me from the Aveeno team. I cannot tell you enough how much I love this product and how smitten I am with their lovely scents.

You can soon find these at your local drugstore shelves (Walgreens, CVS, Target, Walmart, etc) at a low price of $8.49USD. I know Ulta also has this available on their website.

Chanel Spring 2012 Collection Swatches and Review

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

It is December, a little less than 2 weeks before Christmas, and yes, I am writing a post about Chanel 2012 Spring Makeup Collection.  Personally, I am not quite ready for Spring just yet as I sit here typing with a cozy sweater and a warm cup of cocoa.  However, as a beauty blogger, it is my duty to entice you with what's to come this spring season. Let's get to it shall we?

HG Series: Shiseido The Makeup Facial Cotton Review

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I distinctly remember reading about Shiseido's Makeup Facial Cotton on several beauty blogs a couple of years ago.  The bloggers raved about these cotton pads and how super soft they are on the skin. I was intrigued but very skeptical.  $7 for a pack of cotton pads? You have to be joking, I thought. I simply balked at the idea of having to pay more than 0.99 for a pack of cotton balls or pads. Fast forward 3 years later, I once again was at a DFS in Japan. There was a sale at the Shiseido counter and they were selling these 2 for $10. Seeing how I can't walk away from a sale and with a nagging curiosity in me, I purchased exactly 2 to see what the fuss is all about.  To this day, I can say that was the best decision that I've ever made.  Shiseido's Makeup Facial Cotton has become a staple in my drawer and is my HG must-have facial cotton.

Chanel Rose Cache Le Vernis Swatches and Review

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Chanel Rose Cache is a limited edition nail varnish from Chanel's latest Rouge Allure Velvet Collection.  It retails for $25USD and can be purchased directly from Chanel's website or at your local Chanel counters. There are also 2 other shades released in the collection called Pirate (a jelly red) and Rose Exuberant (a bright pink).  I did not pick those up because they do not have the signature Chanel shimmers.


La Mer The Moisturizing Lotion Review

Friday, December 2, 2011

La Mer has always been associated with the word "luxury" in the world of skincare. I personally am a fan of La Mer's products. I know there are a lot of questions about the quality of their products and whether or not that matches up with the high price points. I will be doing a series of thorough reviews on La Mer's products, ranging from lip balm and skincare to body moisturizer. These are my personal experiences with the products so please keep in mind that they may or may not work for you.

The first product I will be reviewing in this series is La Mer's Moisturizing Lotion. It retails for $210USD for 1.7 fl oz and can be purchased on La Mer's website, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks, or Bloomingdales.

Stila Lip Glazes Swatches and Review

Thursday, December 1, 2011

A couple of months ago, I purchased Stila's Lip Glaze Set from Costco for $16.99USD. The set came with seven 0.05 fl oz best selling lip glazes. I thought it was a great deal since a set of 8 costs $25USD from Sephora.