Hakuhodo Shopping Experience and Haul

About three months ago I exclaimed how after purchasing a Surratt brush I finally understood artisan brushes but also how I wouldn’t be shopping for any in the near future. I have had my eye on Wayne Goss brushes for ages but somehow I wasn’t keen on ordering from Beautylish and actually found that Rae Morris was a much easier option to get in Europe or Australia given that Rae Morris is an Australian brand. I was still tempted by the Hakuhodo offering and thanks to Hailey’s buying guide, I finally managed to put an order together. Continue reading “Hakuhodo Shopping Experience and Haul”

Tour of My Makeup Geek Quad

Makeup Geek Beaches and Cream, Creme Brulee, Frappe, Cocoa BearYou might be familiar with my perfect palette concept. Ideally, it’d be a quint consisting of a vanilla, neutral brown, light reddish brown, dark reddish brown and eggplant shades. Inglot 357 is my go-to neutral brown and for the eggplant I always use the darkest Chanel Raffinement shade but admittedly, that’s not very practical to have it all separately. I have my eye on Anastasia Morocco and Red Earth shades but before I make an order I thought I’d finally try Makeup Geek first as I thought Marlena’s Cocoa Bear shadow might be reminiscent of Nars DolomitesContinue reading “Tour of My Makeup Geek Quad”

Mini London Haul + Update

Hourglass Arch Sculpting Brow Auburn, Kiko Rosy Brown, Colab London, Mac Honeylove

Shock horror I didn’t actually do that much shopping. I mean, going into a Space NK store was quite possibly the most challenging experience of all when the lady asked if I need anything else and despite thinking, I want it all, I had to shake my head and say no. Tough times, people. I also had to refrain myself from going near the Charlotte Tilbury counter because let’s be real, it’s that time of my life when I need to make friends with the word ‘saving’. Not gonna happen. By the way, I have been thinking I might do a little post re: moving to London and let me know if you’d be interested. I have been considering writing about more than just beauty for a while so why not. Continue reading “Mini London Haul + Update”

First Impressions: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush and Bronzer

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Mood Exposure, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer Luminous Bronze LightRemember that cheeky midnight Space NK haul I mentioned earlier. Well, here are my first impressions. I don’t think I’ll be doing any makeup shopping in the next months but oh, am I happy with these two purchases. First of all, you got to hand it to Hourglass for the idea of swirling up their powders and it’s not just pretty to look at. Continue reading “First Impressions: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush and Bronzer”