Saturday, March 7, 2015

Eyelashes Anyone? Miche Bloomin' No. 105 Flair Long Eyelashes

For someone who really doesn't wear false lashes, I sure do buy a lot of them. Miche Bloomin' Eyelashes in No. 105 Flair Long are the newest addition to my falsies stash.

I do appreciate that each set of false lashes are packaged individually. This allows you to create your own variety pack of different styles when your working on different looks; also making them great for travel.

This was my first time trying Miche Bloomin' Eyelashes, and I found them easy to apply, comfortable, and they blended very well into my lashes and looked pretty natural.

Miche Bloomin' Eyelashes in No. 105 Flair Long cost 1,296 yen, so that's 432 yen per pair of lashes, not bad at all.

Do you were false eyelashes? 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Rising Demand For Oil...Carol's Daughter Monoi Oil (Repairing) Sacred Strengthening Serum

I have to share a magical, hair care elixir that I've recently incorporated into my blow dry regime: Carol's Daughter Monoi Oil Sacred Strengthening Serum.

It's very humid in Tokyo (even during Winter). So, on those awfully humid days, the mid-length to the ends of my hair turn into this frizzy, knotted nest of a mess (that rhymed). Having run out of Caudalie's Divine Oil, I was using a drug store serum, and it wasn't cutting the mustard. However, I had a sample of Carol's Daughter Monoi Oil Sacred Strengthening Serum from one of my Sephora orders. I was apprehensive to try the Monoi Oil, because a few years ago, I had tried Carol's Daughter Macadamia Heat Protection Gloss and I absolutely hated it, especially the smell. Luckily, the Monoi Oil Sacred Strengthening Serum smelled good , and after the first use, I ordered a full-sized bottle

Thankfully, the Monoi Oil Sacred Strengthening Serum has a pump. But, one thing to be aware of is, it comes in a glass bottle. Fortunately for me, I was sitting on the floor while I was opening the box, because the bottle slipped out of the corrugated cardboard liner and rolled onto the floor; Just be careful when handling and where you store it.

Carol's Daughter Monoi Oil Sacred Strengthening Serum is a lightweight oil that claims to protect, strengthen, rebuild hair from all forms of damage, while also reducing frizz and boosting hair's natural Shine. Also, the serum contains no silicone, parabens, petroleum, mineral oil or artificial colors. I frequently change my hair color, and I heat style it a lot, and I must say the Monoi Oil Serum is living up to all of its claims.

Occasionally, before blow drying, I'll add half a pump of the Monoi Oil to my mixture of Pureology's Siper Smooth Smoothing Cream and Super Smooth Relaxing Serum. But, I primarily use it as a finishing polish on the mid-lengths and ends of my dried hair; I find that my hair is more manageable, doesn't get tangled throughout the day, and my ends are frizz free. Also, my hair seems stronger and, even with all the coloring, my hair doesn't lack shine, but it's shiner...Triple bonus!

Carol's Daughter Monoi Oil Sacred Strengthening Serum contains 1.7 fl oz/50ml and retails for $30.

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Friends & Bezzies 30% Off Butter London

Isn't this model absolutely gorgeous! I Love her EVERYTHING!

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Lovely Laduree Afternoon...Tasty Related, Not Beauty Related

I love Laduree's black box with the gold detailing; it remains me of a 19th century black Friesian horse drawn hearse.

I also love that the inside of the box is lined with match black tissue paper.

Enjoying my afternoon tea with Chocolate Banana, Red Fruit, and Orange Blossom (one of my favorites) macarons.

What are some of your favorite Macaron flavors?

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.

Awash In Sweet Lavender...Bath & Body Works' French Lavender & Honey Shower Gel

Last month was very hectic, and my anxiety levels went through the roof. So, I've pepper my daily routine with calming agents, such as Lavender, to help me unwind and disconnect.

I was going to purchase a lavender body wash, but I remembered I had BBW's  French Lavender & Honey Shower Gel; another first shower gel from their fragrance catalog.

I love the blush-colored shower gel, and the image of the French lavender fields on the bottle. Next time I'm in France, I need to make a point to visit Provence and runabout the rows of the Lavender fields; something I need to experience in my life.

 French Lavender & Honey Shower Gel's fragrance notes are as follows:

Top Notes: Mandarin, Melon de Cavaillon, Blackberries, Violet Leaves.

Mid Notes: French Lavender, Jasmine, Lilly of the Valley, Nectarine de Provence.

Dry Notes: Honey, White Oak Musk.

When I first used the product, I could smell the lavender, but it's more of a subdued, soft, powdery- lavender than a sharp, herbal (a little piney) floral lavender scent. The Mandarin, Melon de Cavaillon,  and Blackberries give the shower gel a fruity-sweetness, making the scent extra special. As much as I sniffed, I couldn't pick up the honey notes, but there is an earthy/woodsy note that I feel grounds all the notes, tying them together, and keeping the fragrances from being to overtly sweet or floral.

Bath & Body Works' French Lavender & Honey Shower Gel is a beautiful, soft, yet complex, intertwined sweet, earthy, floral bouquet that is enlivening.

What lavender scented products do you enjoy?

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time. 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Under Renovation

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I've been wanting to redecorate the blog for a long time now, and last night, while I was fiddling about with the layout, I accidentally removed the background...Oops!

Hopefully, I'll be able to figure out how to implement, visually, what it is that I have in mind for the blog. So, until then, So Lonely in Gorgeous will be draped in white; crossing my fingers this task doesn't take me as long as the Sagrada Familia.

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.

Friday, February 27, 2015

It's Always Milk Tea Time...Daily Delight Rich Milk Tea Lip Balm

Back on January 30th, I had a funny twitter conversation with the gorgeous Monika from Rocaille Writes, about our love of all things tea, Roman Polanski creepiness, and the possibility of racist bacon...the latter topic was interjected by my sissy Jane from Wondegondigo.

In that conversation, I mentioned the Daily Delight Lip Balm in Rick Milk Tea. I'm a huge lover of Royal Milk Tea, so, when I saw this milk tea scented lip balm, I had to try it.

The Daily Delight Lip Balm in Rick Milk Tea has a slightly waxy, slightly firm, petroleum jelly consistency, giving the lips a smooth, glossy sheen with a delcious, sweey milk tea scent that lasts for a few hours; shame that the balm isn't flavored as well.

The balm does a good job of keeping my pout moisturized. But, what's most impressive is, once the glossy sheen is gone, I found this lanolin beewax-based product leaves a film on the lips (a good kind of film) that acts as a barrier, preventing the loss of moisture and protecting my lips from the elements.

Daily Delight Rick Milk Tea Lip Balm is housed in a cute, aluminum pot with the brand's name embossed on the screw lid, and it contains 10g of product and retails for 626 yen.

Which lip balms are you using at the moment?

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.