Thursday, August 29, 2013

Catrice Ultimate Colour lipstick 210 Pinkadilly Circus

I picked this up in Berlin, as it was a pretty color and comfortable price (€3,49, I think? Definitely less than €4,00), and I figured even if it didn't end up working out, I could still get a post out of it. Happily, it's been a raging success!
Yes, I used it before I photographed it. You didn't expect
me to wait 2 weeks to get home before wearing it, right?!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Manicure Monday

Finally, nail polish! On my fingers! Aaaah. It's nice to be back.

First up, Zoya Godiva, purchased when they had free shipping and waiting for me when I got home. Yippee! Unlike Miranda, I preferred Godiva without top coat. I actually liked it best at one coat, when it was sparkly and not too nude, but I didn't photograph it then. You'll just have to wait until I wear it again! It was quite opaque; I used 2 coats, and it's a bit too nude for my taste, but the silver sparkle helps. Very, very sparkly. It's fun!
Without and with top coat, respectively.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Fragrance Friday

I haven't gotten any new perfumes in awhile (though I have some new Solstice Scents headed my way!), so I figured I would talk about non-perfume fragrance today. Namely, a candle. Namely namely, this candle:
via Candle Delirium
I have a thing for fig candles, you see. I'm not crazy about it as perfume (Diptyque Philosykos continues to not make sense on my skin, every few months when I decide to try it again), but as a home scent? Hells yes. I love the creamy fruitiness of it, and how that's offset by a woodsy base and complemented by subtle leafiness. I got a mini Pacifica Mediterranean Fig candle a few months ago, which was great, but the throw was pretty mild, so as a pre-finals preemptive stress reliever, I ordered the Voluspa Maison Rouge Figue de Bordeaux, one of two fig scents they make (the other is in the Maison Noir line), from Nordstrom. It's a two-wick candle that burns approx 50 hours, though I have long since lost track of how long I've burned it so I can't actually attest to whether that's true. The packaging is gorgeous, but my favorite part is, of course, the scent: it's a creamy fig with a bit of coconut, lighter on the green than others I've smelled, and it scents the whole house when I burn it (and our house is not small, which helps explain why 3 generations can live in it without killing each other). Basically, I'm enamored with it, and I have a big long list of Voluspas I want to try, including Black Figue & Chypre, and a couple ambery ones, and some white florals, and...yeah.
$16 for 11 oz, available from Nordstrom and Candle Delirium (the latter of which also has 3 oz votives for $9 that burn 25 hours, but I don't think the throw would be as nice on those; larger sizes are available from both retailers as well)

Have you tried any Voluspa candles? How do you feel about fig scents?

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

LUSH Vanilla Puff Powder Review

I purchased this in New York after reading a post on The Non-Blonde about how she likes to use powders in the summer to keep herself fresh as a daisy. Knowing I was going to a hot and humid land (though not nearly as humid as NYC, contrary to what anyone might tell you), I decided to pick up a jar of LUSH Vanilla Puff Powder and give it a try.

via LUSH

Sunday, August 18, 2013


Hi! Remember me? I used to post on here about beauty things. It's okay if you don't; it's been a long time. I was traveling through Turkey, and Berlin (which is nearly part of Turkey, given the large number of Turks who live there), and then Turkey again for the past month. I got home a couple days ago, but between jet lag and needing to do other things, I haven't had the chance to do anything for y'all. Until now!

I bought a lot of stuff when I was abroad. You'll be surprised to learn it's mostly lippies and nail polish (/sarcasm). I'll have full reviews of everything eventually, but I also have a huge backlog of stuff I got before my trip, may take awhile! Here's what you have to look forward to; if there's anything you're particularly interested in, let me know in the comments and I'll prioritize it!

Left to right, top row:
LUSH Vanilla Puff Dusting Powder
Nails Inc. Baker Street*
A butt ton of nail polishes, which I will name/review in Manicure Mondays to come (yeah, weekly features are making a comeback, y'all!)

Left to right, bottom row:
Benefit Watt's Up? Mini**
Golden Rose Perfect Shine Lipstick 239
Catrice Defining Blush 040 Think Pink
p2 Perfect Look Kajal 090 Turquoise
BeYu Care and Shine Gloss Stick 80
Manhattan Colour Splash Liquid Lip Tint in 94R Red Tulip
Catrice Ultimate Colour lipstick 210 Pinkadilly Circus
ARTDECO Perfect Color 82
La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Fluid

*Birthday gift from Z
**Birthday gift from Sephora

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