New addition to my fragrance collection

 

 

 

 

I think I have serious problems with fragrances. I don’t need anymore but I picked this baby up several weeks ago. I love love perfumes and if there is a new one I have to try it! Of course, I don’t buy every single one of them. 😉 I was at Macy’s about a month ago or maybe three weeks ago, browsing fragrance section. I love to walk around the fragrance section and spritz some new fragrances. So, this time, Gucci Premier caught my attention. I always loved Gucci guilty and that was on my wishlist for awhile now. But when I smelt Gucci Premier, OMG, it was irrisitable! I love this scent even more than Gucci Guilty!!! The sales lady even said, she likes the new one better than Gucci guilty. A gorgeous gold bottle and the beautiful scent, I couldn’t resist and came home with this baby. So, if I have to summarize this scent in one word or one phrase, that would be  ‘my new signature scent!’ It is that good.

 

This is the description from sephora website,

Inspired by the beautiful gowns from the Gucci Première couture collection show at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, this collection celebrates the star in every woman.  Grace sits with attitude, beauty with power. Just as a leading lady graces the red carpet with her couture Gucci gown, every woman deserves her Gucci Première moment.

The fragrance opens with the luxury and exuberance of a vintage champagne. A burst of effervescent bergamot fused with feminine and celebratory orange blossom conveys the heady excitement of the red carpet entrance. At the scent’s core nestle, the brilliant white flowers of an intense bouquet, laced with a magnetically sensual modern musk. The timeless allure of the leading lady, the perfect balance of power and sensuality, inspires a collective captured breath. The fragrance’s warm and indulgent foundation rests in a beguiling cocktail of subtly smoky leather and creamy balsamic woods that epitomizes absolute glamour.

Notes:
Bergamot, Orange Blossom, White Flower, Musk, Leather, Wood.
Style:
Beautiful. Powerful. Sensual.

Just like what it says, whenever I wear this perfume, I feel beautiful, sexy(haha), yet sensual!! The word ‘powerful’ reminds me of career women. This scent is not light or floweral. It does have powerful feel to it.  In that sense, it reminds me of grown up or career women. I hope it makes sense. 😉

My signature scent of all time is Burberry Brit and I think this is my new signature scent!!!! It does last quite long time and it does not give me headache. Also, this is perfect scent for fall and winter!! If you love Gucci Guilty, I am sure you will love this scent as well!!!! I kind of regret that I didn’t get the big bottle. I got 1.7 fl oz and it was $87. Worth the money! If you are a fragrance lover like me, I highly recommend this perfume!!! Love this, go check this out!!! You will enjoy this scent!!! If you have your favorite scent for fall and winter, let me know, I would love to try!!

 

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September Favorite Beauty Products

 

 

 

Hi, all

October..October… Seriously, October.. I just can’t believe it’s October already! I feel like this year is going even faster than last year! As much I love fall,  I am kinda scared that time goes so fast because it means I am getting older, and older, and older. I just can’t imagine myself being 30.

I gotta stop rambling. lol Though, I had an extremely busy schedule, I managed to shop( not go crazy from ridiculously busy schedule) and try some new products. There are some that I rediscovered and fell in love with.  Let’s start with my new found love, ysl Le Teint Touche Eclat foundation in B30. I enjoyed my new YSL foundation so much! I love the finish, the lasting power, and how it feels on my skin.. I just absolutely loved it. One thing though, B30 now seems to be a tad bit dark already. 😦  I might have to buy a lighter shade. I am not sure if I want to spend another $55 or get Chanel Aqua Vitalumiere. I like YSL a little bit better though. The new products of this months are Real Technique brushes(there are more), Dior Creme De Rose Lip Balm, Benefit Speed Brow, Holika Holika Three dot liner, Dior lipstick in Palace and Candy by Prada. So, there are quite a bit of new products. 🙂 Those brushes are just amazing, Dior lipbalm is something that I will repurchase, Benefit speed brow is nice to have since it sets my brows nicely, the three dot liner is fabulous, and Candy fragrance is fun and nice to have. Overall, I just enjoyed using them so much!!! 🙂

So, here are some that I neglected in my vanity and rediscovered this month. The Revlon satin eyeshadow in nude slip is seriously amazing! It has nice rose gold tone and it is very pretty on all over the lids and great shade for easy, casual kind of day. The Lancome sample size Hypnose drama is another one that I enjoyed so much! I recently got rid of my lash extensions and I have been wearing this mascara since. I am actually enjoying wearing eyeshadows, mascara and all. 🙂 Also, three lippies! Dior Palace, which is my all time favorite shade now!!!! such a gorgeous lovely peachy pink nude! If you love peachy pink, you have to try this shade!!!! Lip pencil by Buxom in London is another gorgeous peachy pink color!!!! I just love peachy pink so much! The lip pencils by Buxom have matte finish so I usually top it with a light shade gloss! Last but not least, Lip cover in Delicate Rose by Burberry is another shade that I enjoyed a lot. It has such a gorgeous finish, it is extremely moisturizing, and the color pay off is pretty good as well. And the heavy metal, luxurious feel of packing is just hard to resist! Burberry lipsticks are $30, cheaper than Dior, Chanel, or YSL! I highly recommend them! So, the fragrance of this month has been the Candy by Prada. I love Prada fragrances. I have been wanting to get this perfume for a long time, so when I saw this at Ulta, I had to get it. It seriously has nice caramel scent to it! It is so sweet and not strong at all. Despite of lovely scent, I have to say this scent doesn’t linger around too long. I feel like I have to carry around the bottle with me and spray every 2hours. That’s a big minus! I am glad I didn’t get the big bottle of this fragrance. Though, I seriously love the scent! So, these are my favorite beauty products of the month, and I hope you all had a great month! 🙂 and let me know what you have enjoyed in September!!

Recent purchase!

I didn’t realize how much I collected ‘stuff’ last month or so..I have accumulated quite a bit of makeup and recently purchased a new handbag… and yes, finally I received it on Tuesday. The bag is from Kate Spade and I am seriously thinking about getting the same bag in another color. This bag is a sale item and I got it for a half of the original price! Really good deal! I don’t normally buy the same stuff just because I love it, but I think this bag will be very versatile and easy to wear with a lot of outfits! and I know that I will get a lot of use out of this bag!!! Love the violet color and it is very structured! This bag is easy to dress up and down. And what a perfect color for the fall….

Ah..one word.. Beautiful!

and here is all other goodies! 🙂 I know that I don’t need more lipsticks, more foundations, but I just love to try new things. I have been using all these items last several weeks. I love all of them. Especially, the YSL foundation and the Clarins palette. Seriously, there is nothing to complain about. I highly recommend these!!!!

 

Yes, there are a lof of new makeup but I purchased over a month or so.. so it’s not that bad right? I am trying to justify my serious makeup addiction. haha. Anyway, you can purchase all the items at Sephora, Nordstrom and some Macy’s counter. I am not sure Macy’s carry YSL products though. And also, in the second picture, you can see that I have a Laura Mercier customized palette. You can get the palette itself for $10 and you can customize. 🙂 I really like this system! I already had two of the cheeck colors and four are my new addition! I am going to review some of the products soon. If there is any products that you want me to review or want to see more in detail, please let me know! I will do the review for you guys!

<Products in the picture>

YSL Touche Eclat Foundation in B30

L’oreal Youth Code BB cream in Light

Covergirl in Spellbound

Mac Shy girl

Dior Palace

Dior Creme De Rose Lip Balm

L’oreal Color Riche 184 Marino Mauve

Maybelline 24hr color tatoo in Barely Beige and Rich Mohagony

Clarins Face and Blush Limited edition

Laura Mercier eyeshadows in Primrose and African Violet

Laura Mercier secondskin cheek color in Orange Blossom

Laura Mercier Pearl glow veil

Thanks for reading and have a great day!!!

Life in Instagram #2

I know I have not been posting anything lately. I was on a last minute vacation last weekend with my husband and my dog to a beach.  It was our first time taking our little dog with us and I have to say there were just so many things to pack just for her. Though, it was definitely so much fun with our little dog, Chloe. 🙂 We went to a beach but it was not what I expected. I was dreaming beaches in California or in Hawaii which was my fault. It was absolutely cold, windy and last day of our vacation, there was no sunshine all day. Pothetically, I didn’t even get to wear my bikini and played in the swimming pool at the hotel with a bunch of kids. How fun. Anyway, this is my life in Instagram. 🙂

 

Top left to right: 1. Butter nail polish in Fash Pack. 2. Picture of me. Maybe I was bored. 🙂 3. FOTD with new Naked Skin foundation(so far, not in love,,) 4. On the way to the beach, 1st day of vacation. 5. 2nd day of vacation. Absolutely cold. 6. At least I tried to lay down and get some sun but there was no sunshine whatsoever. 7. Vacation Haul: new polishes from Del Sol. Those changes color in the sun. Absolutely love! 8. New Toms wedge booties! love them so much! 9. Steamed clams! I absoutely killed it by myself! 🙂

 

Natual look with new Naked skin foundation

I am finally done with my summer semester and enjoying my summer! Also, I was off today(from work) so I thought I would share what I am wearing today! Lately I start using produtcs that I haven’t been using for awhile.  I haven’t touched my Benetint and high beams for ages and I somehow wanted to use those today! Also there are several more products that I start using again and rediscovered that how much I love them! Anyway, besides my old friends, I have a new product today! yay! I have a new foundation that I purchased yesterday at Sephora. Dang. It was so difficult to match the color..However, I guess I was pretty determine to get thtat when I walked in there! haha  I came home with this foundation after hearing and reading so many good review about this product, I just couldn’t leave Sephora without one. I know….it’s bad.. I think my foundation ghost is still around me! I have so many face products. Seriously, I probably have at least 5 year worth face products though I cannot stop buying new foundation. It’s not about just buying it! I am buying new ones because I am just curious to try different products and  it’s not fun to use the same products all the time. Right? Good excuse to buy another one too! lol I used this foundation for the very first today and I have to say it’s not too bad! It really feels light and feels like not wearing any foundation. I applied with flat foundation brush today but I am going to try with a beauty blender tomorrow. I will do a review on this Naked Skin soon also, I am going to do a reveiw on NARS sheer tinted moisturizer(I love this stuff!)

 

 

I used same products that I normally use for eyebrows(not shown in the picture, but i used Revlon BrowFantasy), eyeliner(Clarins Bronze) and concealer(Diorskin #2). For the bronzer I used Clarins(#3) my newest bronzer and I didn’t set my face with any power cause I wanted to keep the dewy look! To even enhance the dewy look, I set the makeup with MAC fix plus!!! I also used one of my favorite highlighters, high beam and I applied Benetint just in the middle part of the lips using my finger to creat the natural lips. On top, I used my recent favorite lipgloss from Loccitane 🙂 love this one as well! So sparkly but very wearable!!(and very kind price as well! $16) No eye make up today! This is very quick and easy but give very natural look for hot summer day!

 

 

 

Lash Extension

So, I had a my lash refill appointment today. If you don’t know what lash extension is I can explain briefly. Basically, a certified or trained person applies a single lash on top of your eash lashes with a special glue or addhesive. It is quite labor intensive; however, well trained person can do a very good job in a short time. The lashes are semi-permanent which means you loose your extensions when your own lashes fall out. Also, you can loose them quickly if you don’t take care of them well. Basically, you are not supposed to rub your eyes and no oil based products on and around the eyes because oil can interact with the glue and it will weaken the addhisive. The lashes can last upto 4-6 weeks depending on how you take care of them. So, in about a month you have to get touch ups!

Anyway, I love love love my lashes. I first got mine in December, 2011 and I’ve been getting refills(touch-ups) every 3-4weeks. It is quite expensive, however, I think it is totally worth it! It saves a lot of time in the morning since I don’t have to do a lot of eye make up. I usually focus on my complexion(I can do my whole makeup in about 5min :). pretty good right??) and special occassions I would wear eye makeup. The first pair(if you get them for very first time) can take up to 2hours depending on who does it and how much experience the person has but the refills are usually about an hour session. The refill for me takes about 45min to an hour. It is very relaxing and most times I fall asleep!! 🙂 I will show you before and after picture!

Before(very wispy and not full)

After(much fuller!)

Can you tell the difference? It might be hard to tell a huge difference in the picture but in real life, you definitely can see the difference!

Anyway, it has been almost 8 months now, and I am kinda thinking about not getting it anymore. I think my skin wants some more attension from me with some loving care! 🙂 Also,  I really miss using all the face masks, oil based products, very rich serums, and etc. I still use but I limit my self since I don’t want my lashes to fall out.. I have to say the lash extensions are very nice. I love it so so much( I would say they are at least three times longer than my own lashes! haha) I highly recommend them if you are interested in getting them! but do you think I should keep them or just let them go? Hard decision here… 🙂

Instagram Life #1

 

Who doesn’t love instagram right? I think instagram is the best App seriosly. I have been using instagram for a while now and about a month ago I purchased instaframe which allows you to put many pictures at once just likw the above picture. Anyway, here is some of my instagram pictures. If you want to see big picture of above click <here>. I saw viviannadoesmakeup doing this and I thought this was a good idea to share personal life. Hope you enjoy.

New purchase of Flowerbomb, chanel lipsticks and the bronzer, OOTD( black blazer from HM, distressed boyfriend cropped jeans from AE, purse from Zara, Michael Kors watch, shoes you can’t see :), picture on last sunday before I left the house, new nail polishes, vege delight subway sandwich, tinted moisturizer and a lip gloss from Chantecaille my most recent purchase, picture of my hubby, me, and my dog, and whole makeup and skin care for a short visit to my parents’ only for two nights.

NARS Foreplay

NARS Foreplay came out I would say at least about a month ago. ( I might be wrong). I purchased this NARS foreplay in June after noticing at sephora.com. I would say this was, really, no doubt, my impulse buy. I didn’t even think twice to buy this item though I think it was quite pricey.  The only thing in my mind was that I have to get it before it gets sold out. I am still thinking like a kid ;( I coudn’t get my hands on when nars came out with a cheeck palatte last winter( I can’t recall the exact name, but the one with 5blushes and 1 highlighter, maybe 4 blushes, 1highlighter, and 1 bronzer, you know what I am taliking about.. right?) Anyway, I really regretted that I waited too long..I remember it was sold out so fast.. ;( Maybe that’s why I thought I should get it when it is available. When I purchased this item, ttere was hardly no reviews on youtube…

So, enough rambling.. The NARS foreplay is deconstructed form of ‘Orgasm’. NARS orgasm is peachy pink color that a lot of people love, though i am not a huge fan of. Anyway, when I first bought this I didn’t know this was deconstructed orgasm. So I was a little confused about the color theme. However, after receiving an email about this product I was able to understand how this product was made. It has orgasm, matte peach, matte pink and gold shimmery color(the hightlighter). I would say all the colors are beautiful and very pigmented as usual. I especially really like the matte pink and peachy color. I actually like those two colors way more than orgasm. I find that most people already have orgasm and I am not sure why it was necessary to put that in there. I also want to mention that the gold highlight is another awesome color. Just tiny bit goes a long way on you cheecks( I mean as a highlight). Beautiful color, pigmentation and it blends so nicely.

Now, I talked about all the good things about the product, so lets talk about some things that I absolutely don’t like. I normally don’t mind paying a lot if the products is really good and worth the money. Though, in this case, I have to say, why the heck did they charge so much? I think maybe $40 would have been enough. This is $49US and it is the same size as the bronzers. I was expecting it to be alot bigger but I WAS WRONG!!!! gosh. so so tiny. The orgasm is smaller than regular size orgasm and other colors are so tiny that my brushes barely fit in them. I just hate when I can’t fit my brushes well. OCD and neat freak people might not want to get this product. lol.  cause it slightly drove me nuts. I am not a neat freak but I absolutely hate when colors mix when you use the product. If I want to use pink, I just want pink, not the gold or the peachy! Anyhoo,  I had this product for at least a month now and I only used several times when I first got it. Because of all the reasons I mentioned, I find myself not using it enough which kinda still want to return.. The only main reason I am keeping it is because of the matte colors. Otherwise, I would have returned it a long time ago.

I saw this cheeck palette last weekend at Sephora so I think they start carrying it now. But I warn you 🙂 or recommend you that if you are not a hugs fan of Orgasm, don’t bother to get this one unless you have to have it in your collection. I am sure there are so many good matte peachy and pink blushes out there. Also, I highly recommend you to try first before you get it 🙂 Overall, I am about 70% satisfied. I will try hard to use this since I like the colors(except how tiny they are). Let me know if you have this, if you like it or not and what you think about the product!!!

Thanks for reading!

Joanne

Chanel and Flowerbomb

 

My new babies! Yes, I damaged my wallet a little bit last weekend but no regrets!!! I am so so glad I finally have Chanel bronzing base in my collection! It is such a versatile item 🙂 Also, flowerbomb was another good purchase for me! It is Nordstrom exclusive anniversary set and it was very reasonably priced! 🙂 The lipsticks colors show better in the last picture. The one on the left is Rouge cocoshine #70(Sourire) and one on the right is Rouge coco #78(Peregrina). Both of them are so gorgeous! #70 is more like pink-coral color and the #78 is more like peachy color!!! I personally reach for #70 more than 78. Though I love them both! I feel like I need to try some other colors as well! 🙂 What are your favorite lipsticks? or any recent purchases? 😉

Flowerbomb

WTF! yes, that was the first thing I WANTED to say! gosh, I was upset… I am sure you know what I am talking about. The little logo broke. Literally, it is broken now. I was keep telling myself that it’s okay and it’s just a logo, but heck no. Whenever I look at that bottle, it just bothers me so much. I waited quite a long time to purchase this perfume, yeah I waited a long time, and within a week the logo decided not to stay with the bottle. shxx.

I called Nordstrom this morning to find out if they can exchange. I don’t have an answer yet. The lady was going to have the manager call me but I have not gotton a phone call yet.. Still quite upset. I collect perfume first on the scent, second the bottle, and third the price. And yes, this flower bomb was on my wait list for a long time because of the price.. so..I am hoping that Nordstrom can exchange this for me. They should right?

Anyhoo, flowerbomb has a gorgeous light pink bomb shaped bottle! G-o-r-g-e-o-u-s-!!! also, the scnet is beautiful!! The scent is not very stong, it is perfect for summer and day scent. However, I think you can use it for night time scent as well. It has bergamot, tea, freesia, jasmine, orange blossom, orchid, rose and patchouli according to the description. The scent is very lady like, not overpowering, sexy, and beautiful. However, this scent doesn’t linger around that long. I feel like I have to spray it again in 3-4 hours. Also, it is quite expensive perfume. However, I feel very sexy and luxurious 🙂 whenever I use this! and I know I probably shouldn’t get anymore perfumes for a while now. Do you like flower bomb? 🙂