Sunday, January 27, 2013

Spring Fling 2013 : Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Cherry Blossom

I'm determined to make 2013 an awesome one so I'm starting the Spring right by acquiring a new fragrance : Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Cherry Blossom.

Elizabeth Arden's Green Tea has been an old favorite of mine since forever. The original fragrance is light and uplifting, with correlating packaging to boot. Elizabeth Arden has been producing several limited edition flankers since then but none of them has ever captured my heart the way Cherry Blossom does.

It gives me great pleasure just to be looking at it. For starters, they updated the bottle with the most beautiful pink color. The box that comes with it also bears a beautiful cherry blossoms print with gold trim, it's a pity to think of throwing it away.

Nothing fancy about the scent, it's pretty straightforward, just imagine the original Green Tea scent with a hint of Sakura. It's appropriate now that the temperature starts rising. Do you acquire any new Spring scents?

NOTD - Illamasqua Smash

My first post in 2013 and it's gonna be a quick one! I recently took the plunge and ordered Illamasqua online and it was such a great online shopping experience. I'm saving that story for another day, though. In this post I just wanna showcase one of my Illamasqua loots: Their nail varnish in Smash.

Smash is a bright green creme with a warm undertone so it's very suitable for people with olive skin like me because it doesn't stick out like a sore thumb against my skin tone, rather, it blends in well while still provides a nice pop of color.

I had just washed my hands and thought the water drops looked so fresh against the green color so I decided to take some pics. FAIL. They look gross >:-p

Illamasqua varnishes are rather famous on the net so frankly I had a lot of expectations when I ordered them. I was a bit disappointed actually because it didn't really blow my mind in terms of quality but overall, still a decent polish. But given the price, unless it's absolutely necessary I'd recommend buying them during sale.