Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Runaway Brunette!


Yup, I've dyed my hair again. Although, I loved the previous color, it would fade too quickly. So, I went with Salon de Pro.


I thought the packaging was really neat; a real interesting/fun way to dispense the product.


The useless comb that you're suppose to use to distribute the dye. 


I totally forgot to take a photo while the dye was in my hair...sorry!


The end result is similar to the previous dye- an ash brown with golden accents. Let's hope this color doesn't fade as much.

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Ca Va? SABON BIEN!



 SABON offers an array of luxurious bathing, skincare, fragrance, and aromatic products. Since its establishment in 1997 in Tel Aviv, SABON has expanded Internationally with stores in Israel, Italy, Belgium, Romania, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Canada, and the United States.


SABON's Patchouli Lavender Vanilla Shower Oil is liquid luxury! I've been sniffing this shower oil as I write this post, and the best way I can described this scent is "YOU NEED THIS IN YOUR LIFE" luscious. A lovely, subtle harmonization of lavender, vanilla, patchouli, and a bit of magic (yes, you can bottle it :P). Patchouli is a scent I avoid like the plague, but the patchouli is this shower oil is soft and sophisticated. Honestly, I can't get enough of this fragrance, I need this made into a perfume!!

The beautiful apothecary glass bottle (recyclable!), with the antiqued bronzed pump, gives the packaging a classic and elegant appearance.

The shower oil lathers wonderfully, leaving the skin soft, moisturized, without any oily residue. Love, love, love SABON's shower oils!

Sabon's Shower Oils retail for ¥3,200(500ml).

My other two favorite shower oil scents are Ginger Orange and Lemon Basil :)

What SABON products have you tried?

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Blackberry Stains


I've had this polish for so long, that the lettering has rubbed off :P Revlon's Blackberry is a sophisticated, deep, bronzed rose-red shimmer. The formula runs a little on the thin side; however, you can achieve the same opacity as the bottle with three coats. Three coats may be one coat too many for some, but Blackberry applies smoothly, streak-free, and has a lovely glow.

 Indoors.

Sunlight.

What nail polish are you wearing at the moment?

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time. 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Beaute Cosmetics Online Exclusive Black Friday Event!


I'm going to be SO broke this Holiday Season, but at least I'll look fabulous!

By the way, Beaute Cosmetics Does bill and ship internationally :D

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.

Black Friday Offers from ForYourSalon.com‏



Unfortunately, I'm not in the states to celebrate Thanksgiving, but I can still enjoy the holiday savings...and so can you :D

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

One Day Only! 25% Off Shu Uemura!


Hey dolls!

I just placed my order and wanted to share the saving with you :)

Can you guess what I ordered?

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Goin' My Way? China Glaze Nail Lacquer


My mani for today is China Glaze's 'Goin' My Way?'; it was released as part of the Fall 2012 Vintage Vixen Collection.


Goin' My Way? is a gorgeous burnished, copper-brown with copper shimmers. A deliciously excellent shade for Fall, if I do say so myself! Goin' my way? is opaque after two coats and wears marvelously for 4-5 days.


What are your favorite brown polishes?

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Hakuhodo 2012 Holiday Old Rose Brush Set


Hakuhodo released this exquisite Limited Edition Rose Gold Brush Set for the 2012 Holiday Season. I was very fortunate to receive this set as one of my birthday gifts from Aki...okay, so maybe I hinted, suggested, protested, begged, demanded that he get me this set for my birthday :P

The set includes this lovely non-leather makeup case. 

Love the logo zipper pullers! 

Is that a bulge in your pocket, or are you happy to see me? Keep scrolling and you'll find out what it is ;) By the way, I also loved that the case came with a plastic flap to protect the brushes. 

These brushes are just darling! 

Included in this set from left to right : 

Powder/Blush Brush G5545 (Blue Squirrel and Goat).

Highlighter Brush G5521 (Blue Squirrel and Goat).

Shadow Brush J5523 (Goat): Similar, but infinitely better than MAC's 217.

Shadow/Liner Brush K005 (Weasel): Similar to MAC's 228.

Brow Brush B264 (Water Badger). 

Aki had my name engraved on the handles. He got a few stamps on his point card for that :)

Also included in this set is a Eyebrow/ Eyeshadow Palette.

Yes, we have a mirror!! 

All the shadows in this palette are velvety smooth and apply beautifully. 

All six shadows have a marvelous muted, murky tone.

Color description from left to right

A muted brownish-taupe. 

A muted blackish-brown.

A muted brownish-red clay.

A muted grayish-taupe. 

A muted dark sage green.

A muted maize yellow.


Only 1,000 of these sets are available, retailing for  ¥15,645($197.68), and can be purchased here.

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

One for All, and All for THREE! THREE Flash Performance Eyeliner Pencil Swatches


I've received several emails asking for swatches of the THREE  Flash Performance Eyeliner Pencils. Originally, I wanted to feature each pencil individually with a look showcasing their brilliance, but I didn't want to delay anyone's purchase. So, instead of sending emails of individual color swatches, I've decided to post all of them :)

For a detailed review on the THREE  Flash Performance Eyeliner Pencils, please click here.

 From left to right:  01 Eye Love 02 Eye Believe 03 Eye Sense 04 Eye Belong.

01 Eye Love: A peachy-pink with a slight grey accent and silver flecks. 

02 Eye Believe: A lavender taupe with a hint of mauve and micro silver flecks.

03 Eye Sense: A dark burgundy with pink and gold flecks.

04 Eye Belong: A blue iris (purplish-blue) with pink, silver and blue flecks.

From left to right: 05 Eye Rock, 06 Eye Kon, 07 Eye Doll, 08 Eye On. 

05 Eye Rock: A burnished black with micro gold, blue, red and green flecks.

06 Eye Kon: an antiqued bronze with gold flecks and a khaki undertone.

07 Eye Doll: A tarnished olive khaki with micro gold and pink flecks.

08 Eye On: A Slate black with tiny blue, pink and silver flecks.

THREE Flash Performance Eyeliner Pencils retail for 3,150 yen ($39.48), and are exclusively sold in Japan. However, I know these liners can be purchased online at ichibankao.com (at a substantial markup). If you're in the Kanto region, The THREE beauty line can be found at the following counters located in Tokyo: Mitsukoshi (Ginza), Isetan (Shinjuku),  Odakyu (Shinjuku), Seibu (ikedukuro), Seibu (shibuya), and Hikarie (Shibuya).

Lori, Chris, Sarah, Alex, and everyone else, I hope you enjoy these swatches and find them helpful. If there's anything else you need, you know where to find me ;D

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Burnished Rouge! Tom Ford Nail Lacquer


I'm a huge sucker for deep red anything.  So, once I saw this polish on saks.com, I didn't hesitate to order it.  But the satisfaction of my purchase was quickly short-lived; within a few days,  I received a cancellation email notifying me that this item had sold out. Months had passed, and I was able to put my loss behind me and move on with my life. That is, until one day as I was online shopping at selfridges.com, and found Burnished Rouge was available. With the assistance of the immaculate Kate, I was able to attain this radiant lovely lacquer.

 Indoors.

 Sunlight. 


A dazzling blackened-brown based, deep maroon-red, with ruby-red shimmers. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the formula of this lacquer. The application is smooth, streak-free, and opaque after two coats; although, I prefer the look of Burnished Rouge after a third coat. Another pleasant surprise was in the wear time of the polish; Burnished Rouge wore marvelously for six days, before chipping!

Tom Ford Nail Lacquers retail for $30, yes a steep price for a nail polish, but I'm more than satisfied with the results, and I will be purchasing more.

And for those who live in Japan, the Tom ford beauty Lip Colors (¥6,300) and Nail Lacquers(¥3,885) are exclusively available at Hankyu Umeda department store in Osaka.

Have you tried the Tom Ford Nail Lacquer's?

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Ravishing to the Core! Le Metier de Beaute 'Color Core' Moisture Stain Lipstick Swatches


I adore the Le Metier de Beaute 'Color Core' Moisture Stain Lipsticks! The Color Core lipsticks have a wonderfully pigmented formula that offers full color coverage. The texture is rich and velvety, with either a creamy semi-matte or understated frost finish. Although I don't find that these lipsticks provide much moisture, they don't flake, crack, or dry out the lips. Rather, they feel very comfortable, are incredibly long-wearing, and leave a lovely, even stain.

Le Metier de Beaute 'Color Core' Moisture Stain Lipsticks come in 26 beautiful shades and are named after vacation spots through out the world.

 From left to right: San Tropez, Summerland, Captiva, Nevis.

 From left to right: Palm Springs, Miami, Bondi Beach, Thailand.

  From left to right: Fiji, Dubai, Cannes, Paris.

  From left to right: Marrakesh, Ibiza, Palm Beach, rio de Janero.

   From left to right: Monaco, Riviera, China Beach, Bombay.

  From left to right: Sydney, Wine on the Vine, Madaket, Red My Lips.

From left to right: Uma Paro, Castelo, I'm Worn This Way, Kona, Bali.

My favorite shades are: San Tropez, Summerland, Captiva,Thailand, Paris, Marrakesh, Ibiza, Palm Beach, rio de Janero, Monaco, Riviera, China Beach, Bombay, Sydney, Wine on the Vine, Madaket, Red My Lips, Uma Paro, Castelo, I'm Worn This Way, Kona, and Bali...basically all of them :P

Le Metier de Beaute Color Core Moisture Stain Lipsticks retail for $32, and are available at nordstrom.com, saks.com,neimanmarcus.com,bergdorfgoodman.com, and anywhere else Le Metier de Beaute is sold.

Have you tired the Le Metier de Beaute 'Color Core' Moisture Stain Lipsticks?

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Running on Empty: October Empties!

October's empties are coming to you a little late,and the reason for this is that I haven't been home to photograph these products in natural lighting until today.

Redken Smooth Down Shampoo and Conditioner: This is my favorite shampoo and conditioner! Redken did replace Smooth Down with Smooth Lock (which I've tired and love just them same). I did notice that Smooth Lock contains almond oil instead of Smooth down's macadamia oil. Will forever repurchase this line!


Tsubaki Damage Care Treatment: this is a great deep conditioning treat that I like to use once a week. Will repurchase.

Kerastase Nutritive Nectar Thermique: I been using this line for years now, and enjoy using this leave-in condition after a deep conditioning treatment. Will repurchase.


Bath & Body Works' Forever Sunshine Shower Gel: last month was the first time that I tried this shower gel, and I loved it! Will repurchase.

Honorable mentions:


Philosophy Miracle Worker Miraculous Anti-aging Eye Cream: What can I say...I HATED (yes, I know hate is a strong word, but I do!!) this eye cream. I dislike the Philosophy skincare line, and the eye cream was no exception. This eye cream irritated and BURNED my eyes. My eyes felt as if someone has thrown salt in them, and then proceeded to chop onions. Definitely would NOT repurchase, and would advise others against it!!


Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Face Polish: Generally I'm not a fan of Laura Mercier's Skincare line, but I did like this exfoliator. Flawless Skin left my face feeling smooth and for a lack of a better word...polished :P I would repurchase.

StriVectin-SD Intensive Concentrate for Stretch Marks & Wrinkles: I'm not a fan of this brand, and this product did nothing in the moisturizing department. Wouldn't repurchase!

What products did you finish in the month of October?

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.