It's been a while since I posted a look, but now that my allergies are somewhat under control, and the skin around my eyes is beginning to heal, I'm able to post today's look :)

Over the last two months, I've made numerous Addiction Purchases, and I've decided to split them up into several posts.

Here is the first of many :D

 From left to right: Shangri-la Eyeshadow (2,100 yen ), African Sunset Blush (2,940 yen), African Sunset Cheek Stick (2,940 yen).

Shangri-la Eyeshadow: A rusty pinkish-copper red frost.

African Sunset Blush: A peachy-tangerine with a gorgeous gold sheen.

African Sunset Cheek Stick: Similar to its sister blush, except the cheek stick leans more towards peach than tangerine.

Here's a look I wore the other night feature all three products.

Products used:
Dior Diorskin Nude Glow Healthy Glow Complexion Enhancer in 001.
Dior Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Hydrating Makeup in 31.
Shu Uemura Hard Formula brow Pencil in Seal Brown.
Nars Bronzing Powder in Laguna.
Addiction By Ayako Blush in African Sunset.
Dior Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Fresh Powder Makeup in 030  .
Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener.
Mac Studio Sculpt Concealer in NW20.
Laura Mercier Secret Brightenting Powder #1.
Nars Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base.
Mac Eye Shadow in Orb. On the brow bone and inner corner of the eyes.
Addiction By Ayako Eyeshadow in Shangri-la. Placed all over the lid and blended past the crease.
Nars Single Eyeshadow in Cyprus. Pat lightly over the center of the eye and along the lower lash line.
Addiction By Ayako Eyesahdow in Arabian Ruby. Lightly blended into the outer crease and along the upper lash line.
Mac Chromagraphic Pencil in NC15/NW20  used to line the waterline.
L'Oreal Voluminous Voluminous Extra-Volume Collagen Mascara in Black Brown.
Smashbox Hyperlash Mascara in Blackout.
Mac Lip Pencil in Stripdown.
Addiction By Ayako Cheek Stick in Africa Sunset.
Urban Decay LIp Gunk in Shifty.

Slipped into something more comfortable :)

I don't think I'll ever get used to taking pictures of myself. I can't seem to master the blue steel :(

As always, I hope you enjoyed this look :)

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.


  1. You are So.Freakin.Gorgeous. Seriously, what is up with that?!
    This may be my favourite orangey look of the season -- and there have been a lot of those!

    Can I request a post on how to achieve your current haircolour? It's magical

    1. The feeling is mutual Kate...your flippin gorgeous!! I could stare at you all day, love your features :D

      You totally made my season with all your comments, especially the one of you stating that this is your favorite orangey look. I would love to see you recreate it and post it on your blog...You look stunning in everything :D

      You can request anything you like, I'll do a hair color post soon.

  2. immensely gorgeous look! I've been wondering if African Sunset would work for me but now I think it will :-o the question is... which to get, the blush or the cheek stick? hm.

    1. Thank you Stephanie,

      I was going to email you to let you know this post was up, but you beat me to it :P

      Wow, that's first reaction is to go for this blush (it's sooooo velvety smooth), but you'll get more bang for your buck with the cheek stick, since it can be used on the eyes,cheeks, and lips.

      get both!

  3. beautiful! the colours look like they're burning! def can feel the heat! I got myself some wonderful Addiction stuff too - using them and loving them! can't wait to blog about them

    hope you feel well!


    1. Hey Jacq!

      did you visit my friend at the addiction counter? Can't wait to see what goodies you got :)

    2. I was shy and I didn't communicate with any of the saleslady at the counter! All I did was swatching crazily with both of my hands and making my own decision. But they were so kind they keep offering me cotton with make up remover when my hands were over-swatched! haha

      I picked up 2 blushes, 2 eyeshadows (and a case to hold them). 1 new cream eyeshadow, 1 lipstick, 1 nail polish, that's all. The sales lady throw in a bunch of base/foundation samples for me! Spent only 19,xxx yen at Addiction. I spent way more at Suqqu!!!

      When I have time I will post about them, I am enjoying the blushes and lipstick very much!!!

    3. No way! Too funny, I'm actually friends with most of the girls at addiction and Laduree.

      I've bought sooooo much addiction lately, that I believe I almost own all the eyeshadows.

  4. omg, this looks so awesome on you! the whole look is perfect, your hair, the make up ... everything!

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    1. Hehehe, thank you darling. I think you and all the other ladies who have commented are absolutely breathtaking!!

  6. Stunning !
    Nothing to add more , the hair colour and the makeup look Gorgeous

  7. Hi I am loving your posts esp the addiction ones! I found it searching for addiction swatches and am having so much fun looking back through all your posts!

    I have a few questions for you if you don't mind. How would you say the addiction eyeshadows compare to Rouge Bunny Rouge's? I recently purchased some RBR and I LOVE LOVE them. Am reading such great things about addiction too though so thought I should try. Also the addiction blushes how do you think they compare to RMK blush and the majolica Majorca (I just read your post on these how cute are those tins?).

    Also do you know a good place to order the addiction online from? (I'm in Australia)

    Looking forward to reading the rest of your past posts and future ones. Which brings me to last question sorry may be a silly one. How do I follow your blog I can't seem to work it out?

    Thanks again for great reading.


    1. Thank you Becs, glad you enjoy my posts!

      Wow, that's a tough question. I LOVE both brands, and I'd say they're very similar to one another. Some of the Addiction eye shadows may be a bit more pigmented. Don't get me wrong, I love the RMK and Majolica Majorca blushers, but the Addiction blushers are much better! SOOOOO finely milled, and velvety on the skin.

      If you want to get your hands on any of these products, Just let me know :)

      What error message are you having when you're trying to follow?

  8. I literally could not stop staring at the "Shangri-la" shadow... amazing!

    Jillian/ Jillicious Cosmetics

  9. i never know the use of adobe shadow until i saw this post. thank you for this! this is very helpful. rehabilitiation