Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Enabling Your Beauty Habits...Addiction By Ayako Giveaway!

Hello guys! Okay, only five days to go, and it's all over...the giveaway that is. So, hurry up and make sure to live your list in the comments.

Once again, the Prizes (all items are paid for by moi):

One Addiction Compact Case II.
Four Addiction Eyeshadows.
One Addiction Blush.
One Addiction Cheek Stick.
One Addiction Lipstick.

What you have to do and how to increase your chances to win (same method as one of my older giveaways):

1. All gorgeous members (via the members section on the blog) automatically get one entry. So, don't forget to click the "Join this site" button.

2. In the comment section, please write what items you would choose if you won. This will earn you two entries.

3. If you blog about/or tweet this giveaway, you'll earn another three entries into the hat. (please link the post in the comments, thank you!).

The Enabling Your Beauty Habits Giveaway ends on August 9th, 11:59 (GMT+9).

Summer Filled My Veins With Light

When I saw the gorgeous and vibrantly bronzed look from Chanel's Mediterranee 2015 promotional image, with that "come-hither" purple on the waterline, I was sold.

Another breathtaking embossed powder from Chanel, Lumiere d'Ete Illuminating Powder is a slightly warm/neutral, medium tawny-brown with a golden-tinged, luminous sheen. The satiny, gelee-powder texture is firm, yet silky smooth, and it melts onto the skin; thus, giving a lovely bronzed glow.

From left to right: Stylo Eyeshadow Caroube 147, Stylo Yeux Waterproof Orchidee 997, Lumiere d' Ete Illuminating Powder, Rouge Coco Shine Insoumise 507, Levres Scintillantes Allegria 457.

I love the pairing of these products, and the bronzed, with a "punch of color" Summer look they create.

If this picture could talk...just as I pressed the shutter release button, the camera slipped out of my hand, and I just barely caught the camera by its strap before it hit the floor. So, if my expression looks tension or startled, that's why.

Look Breakdown:
Benefit The POREfessional Face Primer.
Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel Sheer Illuminating Fluid Sunkissed (applied under foundation and to highlight).
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Medium 3 (Stromboli) switched to my Summer shade.
Chanel Lumiere d'Ete Illuminating Powder.
Shu Uemura Hard Formula Eyebrow Pencil in Walnut Brown 07.
MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer in NC30.
By Terry Touche Veloutee Highlighting Concealer Brush in 2 Cream.
MAC Paint Pot in Painterly (eyeshadow base).
Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow in Caroube 147 (all over the lid, blended into the crease and lower lashline).
Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof in Orchidee 997.
Stila Kajal Eye Liner in Onyx (used to tightline).
Helena Rubinstein Lash Queen Mystic Blacks Mascara in 01 Mysterious Black.
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Insoumise 507.
Chanel Levres Scintillantes in Allegria 457.

Did you pick up any items from Chanel's Mediterranee Collection?

Friday, July 31, 2015

A Scarlet Poppy Grew...Chanel 717 Coquelicot Le Vernis Nail Colour

I'm totally enamored with Chanel's 717 Coquelicot. I sometimes find myself cradling Coquelicot in my hands, thinking, how I almost passed it up...what a loss and shame, that would have been for my collection?!

Befitting its name, 717 Coquelicot is a sightly peppy, warm poppy (got a little tongue twister there) with a glossy, creme-jelly finish. The formula is absolutely dreamy! With it's "no hassle" application, 717 Coquelicot is almost opaque in one coat, and flawless after two.

Although not terrible unique, 717 Coquelicot is still a gorgeous shade, and its great formula and finish just adds to its vibrant, summertime beauty.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Always Coca-Cola...Tasty Related, Not Beauty Related!

 I'm a Pepsi girl, btw, and can I tell you how hard it is to find regular Pepsi in Japan?! And, I'm not talking about Pepsi Next Zero or whatever it's called (gosh, I can't handle diet soft drinks; they give me migraines).

Anyhow, I wanted to show you the neat packaging of this Coca-Cola tin bottle. I'm nor sure if this is new, or not...for all I know, it's been around for years, and I just got around to finally noticing it.

Have you seen this tin Coco-Cola bottle in your hemisphere?

From The Belly Of The Unicorn Beast...Parcel From Bellyhead!

This package must have been delivered by Hermes, because Belly sent it last Friday (from the states), and luckily, I was off to receive it today. If you do the math, that's only 5 days!

Sissy, thank you for allowing me to use your mailbox to procure these goodies. Be on the lookout...you have a mystery parcel coming your way...don't worry, it doesn't tick :P 

Me And My Shaaaadows...Addiction Eyeshadow Swatches Part One

A few months ago, as I was doing a celebratory dance after purchasing the last four shadows and completing my Addiction eyeshadow collection, the brand goes ahead and announces a total overhaul of their shadows...just once, can a girl ever catch a break?!

In lieu of the Addiction's upcoming August 7th release of the brand's new and revamped, 99 shade eyeshadow lineup, I'm going to post in four installments, swatches of the Addiction eyeshadows in my collection (80 in total).

Addiction eyeshadows come in four finishes: Matte (M), Metallic (ME), Pearl (P), Sparkle (S).

From left to right: Paper Doll 001M, Sugar Angel 002P, Snow Magic 003S, Snow Bouquet 004S.

Paper Doll 001M: a snow white. 

Sugar Angel 002P: a wedding dress-white.

Now, the next four shadows are categorized as "Sparkle." But, instead of having a dry texture, they have a petroleum-like-gel consistency. These are some of the shades going bye-bye; a shame because, whether worn alone or over another shadow, they add a mesmerizing, multidimensional sparkle to the lids. 

Snow Magic 003S: a semi-gray-clear base, loaded with silver and gunmetal glitter.

Snow Bouquet 004S: a semi-pink-clear base, loaded with silver, pink and red glitter.

From left to right: Snow Bird 005S, Snow Venus 006S, Beige 007M, Ice Wall 008ME. 

Snow Bird 005S (my favorite of the four): a semi-chartreuse-clear base, loaded with silver, yellow-gold, lime-green and baby pink glitter.

Snow Venus 006S: a semi-platinum-clear base, loaded with silver, gold and platinum glitter.

Beige 007M: just that, beige.

Ice Wall 008ME: a pearlized-beige.

From left to right: Sandcastles 009P, Magic Flute 010P, Sandbar 011P, Rigoletto 012ME.

Sandcastles 009P: a pale, muted, mustard-yellow. 

Magic Flute 010P: a pale, wheat-yellow. 

Sandbar 011P: an icy, pale, pinkish-peach-flesh-tone.

Rigoletto 012ME: a coppery-peach. 

From left to right: Truffle 013M, Chocolat 014M, Nostalgia 015P, Dolce Vita 016P.

Truffle 013M: a muted, mauvish-berry-reddish brown.

Chocolat 014M: ochre-based brown with tiny gold sparkles.

Nostalgia 015P: a warm, taupe-brown with tiny silver glitter.

Dolce Vita 016P: golden-yellow-based, antique-brown, with copper and gold shimmer. 

From left to right: Fudge 017ME, Bagdad Cafe 018P, Joker 019M, Keshi 020P.

Fudge 017ME: a deep, rusty-brown with copper shimmer.

Bagdad Cafe 018P: an ash-bark-brown with gold and copper shimmer. 

Joker 019M: a coal-black.

Keshi 020P: a deep graphite with blue shimmer.

Addiction eye shadows contain 1.2g of product and retail for 2,160 yen. I hope you enjoyed the first installment of my Addiction eyeshadows. If you have any questions, please feel free to email or tweet me.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

F is For FREE, But It's Also For Fantastic!

Hello guys, I hope everyone is fairing well. To all my International darlings, for the nest 48 hours, Rescue Beauty Lounge is offering FREE WORLDWIDE shipping on rescuebeauty.com. So, if you've ever wanted to try their polishes, or, like myself, want to expand your RBL collection (already have six lacquers in my cart), now is as good of a time as any!