Wednesday, February 20

Inspiration: Spring 2013

Hello Hello! Hope you are having a lovely Wednesday! Although in many parts of the U.S., the weather has still been pretty cold, I think this would be a pretty color palette for spring. 

Comment below on what trends you are looking forward to this spring!


Tuesday, February 12

Thrifting: Goodwill

Hope everyone is having a lovely Tuesday! When my little sister came back for winter break in December/January, we decided it would be fun to go thrifting together. Oftentimes, when I catch the thrifting bug, I like to go to Goodwill because it is easier on my pocketbook. Usually, I end up grabbing a couple books, but this time I got...

These adorable leopard kitten heels! I was surprised to find these heels were only $3.99! What a steal! They are in good condition too and I know when the weather gets warmer, they will be kind to my feet as the heels aren't crazy high. Do you enjoy thrifting? Where are your favorite places to thrift? I'd love to hear what treasures you've found!


Note: Products were purchased with my own money and the reviews are 100% my own.

Saturday, February 9

Outfit Idea: Valentine's Day!

Hope everyone is having a lovely day! I decided to go home and spend some time with the family for Chinese New Years. Yay! Year of the Snake! Since this coming Thursday is Valentine's Day, I thought it would be fun to put together an outfit idea with what I would wear for V-day if I were to go out with friends or my bf.

I'm not very good with heels, so I thought a pair of flats would be cute. Let me know what you think and comment below if you have V-day ideas as well!


Thursday, February 7

Loreal Colour Riche Caresse Wet Shine Stain

Happy Thursday! Although Loreal Colour Riche Caresse Wet Shine Stains came out a little while ago, I didn't get a chance to pick any up until last week. From what I have heard, these are supposedly a dupe for a YSL product. However, I have not used YSL products before and therefore cannot vouch that they are indeed similar. Regardless, I really like the product and decided to share some swatches! I picked up two colors. 

I grabbed Pink Resistance (183) and Pink Rebellion (189). Out of the two shades, my favorite is Pink Rebellion! I picked mine up from Walgreens for about $10.00 each. Have you tried either of these colors or other colors? What did you think? What are your favorite shades?

Joy ♥ 

Note: Products were purchased with my own money and the reviews are 100% my own.

Sunday, February 3

Maybelline Vivids Collection: Shocking Coral

Hope everyone is having a lovely Sunday and for those of you that enjoy watching football, Happy Superbowl XLVII! Today, I just wanted to share one product with you from the Maybelline Vivids Collection. The color is Shocking Coral (870). I purchased this product a couple weeks ago and really love the pretty bright color.

Yes, the packaging is a bit blinding, but I just thought this was a very pretty pop of color that could be worn both during the spring and summer. The swatch was taken in natural light! Let me know what you think below and if you have tried any colors from this collection as well!

Joy ♥ 

Note: Products were purchased with my own money and the reviews are 100% my own.

Friday, February 1

Too Faced: Boudoir Beauty Collection 2013

Hello Hello! So glad it is Friday. Although I am currently in the midst of my last semester of graduate school and job applications, somehow I still found time to do some online shopping! I couldn't help but pick up these lovely new Too Faced products from their Boudoir Beauty Collection

 The items arrived in a pretty pink box!

Note on the inside flap.

I ordered 2 items and the order came with 3 freebies!
Boudoir Eyes Eyeshadow Palette
Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush
Double Ended Eyeshadow Brush (freebie)
Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder (freebie)
Shadow Insurance Eyeshadow Primer (freebie)

Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in cardboard box packaging.

From L to R: Swatch of all the colors combined, Swatches of all the colors separately

Boudoir Eyes in pretty tin packaging!

The shadow names definitely seem to match with the boudoir theme...

Shadows swatched from left to right, top to bottom.

From L to R: In the Buff, Satin Sheets, Birthday Suit, Fuzzy Handcuffs

From L to R: Voulez Vous, Sugar Walls, Garter Belt, Lap Dance, French Tickler

Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder (it actually smells like chocolate ^___^ yummm)

First Impression
This is the first time I have purchased from Too Faced and I'm actually very happy with the purchase! The blush was the item that initially drew me to their site. I'm so excited to use the blush both separately and combined. I think it will be a perfect for both spring and summer. The eyeshadow palette seems perfect for travel and the colors turned out to be quite pigmented. I have also heard positive reviews about the bronzer and although it is sample size, it will most likely last me a while. Hopefully, it works well on my NC15/NW15 skin (yes, I am ghostly). 

Have you purchased from Too Faced before? What are some of your favorite Too Faced products? Comment below and let me know what you think below!

Joy ♥ 
Note: Products were purchased with my own money and the reviews are 100% my own.