Thursday, 5 March 2015

I Have So Much to Tell You!

Hello Beauties!

I have to apologize for my absence; I started a new job a few weeks ago and it's exhausting, but incredibly rewarding. I've not forgotten about you, and have been trying some new products to tell you about.

Sephora Collection
My new office is a mere 10-minute walk from Sephora, and I've been eyeing their new Sephora Collection Colorful Duo Reflect eyeshadows for weeks. I finally pulled the trigger and bought one in "Mermaid Tail." It's GORGEOUS! Check it:

It's so hard to capture the green, blue and brown (with a smidge of gold) of Mermaid Tail. Click the link to Sephora instead for a much better photo of this beauty. I thought it was going to go on greenish blue, but it's a brownish blue instead! Absolutely safe for work.

Hello Waffle
I put together an order from the lovely Christine at Canadian indie company Hello Waffle. I needed some safe-for-work eyeshadow and some finishing powder. I originally ordered a 5-shadow set in HW's "halfling" size (it's a great deal!) and the Lavender Cream powder, not realizing that it's a highlight, not a finishing powder. Christine was amazing and happily changed my order to the right powder:

Hello Waffle's finishing powder is finely milled, easily applied (I've been using a Real Techniques Powder Brush) and has a beautiful finish with a touch of sparkle - kind of like Guerlain's Meteorites.

Here are four out of the five Hello Waffle eyeshadows:

Top to bottom: Catticus Finch, Pride, Gryphon and Schubert

If you don't use MAC's Prep + Prime Lip, then really, if you want your lipstick or gloss to last a good long time, go and buy some posthaste. This primer is comfortable to use, and the idea is to wait about 45 seconds after applying (when it becomes tacky) to apply your liner and lipstick/gloss. I'm not a fan of lip gloss on a normal day, due to having to reapply every 4 minutes, but when I use Prep + Prime Lip, gloss lasts for a tolerable amount of time. That's a big deal!

Here's what it looks like:

Just a normal-looking stick primer? NO! It's magic.

I'm so sorry for making you wait for this, but I'll try to be more consistent now that I'm getting my new routine down.

Til next time,