Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Blissful Things: January 2014

Fresh-off the New Year's festivities, I'd like to share with you some of the things that have been a delight to me so far. Clockwise from top left corner:

1. Persimmons. I had never eaten this super sweet fruit in my life until I was introduced to it last year, and I've embarked on a persimmon journey ever since.

2. Renew Hydrating Mist Toner. As I'm getting older, my skin has been experiencing bouts of dryness every now and then. This helps relieves the condition.

3. BBC's Sherlock and Orphan Black. Been indulging in these two series. I love watching Orphan Black for the artistic quality alone but the story, the acting, and the writing are brilliant as well. And yes, Sherlock lives! I'm not ashamed to say that I'm a Cumberbitch.

4. Victoria's Secret Candied Violet body spray. The scent is subtle, a bit powdery, and a great mid-day pick-me-up for a dull day in the office.

5. Dior Nail Glow. I'm lazy these lately so I'll just put this on for a polished look that is low maintenance.

6. Aesop Coriander Seed Body Cleanser. January for me, as with so many people, is a sobering time. This body wash smells just like crushed coriander seeds, herbal and earthy, perfect for sobering times.

7. Swiss Miss Dark Chocolate Sensation. Hands down the best instant cocoa there is! Smooth, creamy, not to sweet with a hint of saltiness. Just pop in a few marshmallow to complete the beverage, if you fancy.

8. Josie Maran Bearnaked wipes. As I said, I'm lazy. Sometimes when I get home, I don't always take off my makeup right away until well after midnight. This biodegradable wipes take care of this. I also love the refreshing citrus/orange scent, the only downside is that my skin can feel tight and dry after using this so I'd spray Renew Hydrating Mist Toner afterwards to combat this problem.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Lollipops, Etude, Three Beauties

Happy New Year 2014, everyone!

I realize I haven't been blogging since August last year because I got side-tracked by a lot of things. Promise I'll catch up, though! To start off the new year, here are some random nail polish swatches from my past collection:

1. Etude PP510 - This is from Etude's Ice Cream line. Great mix of sweet pastel colors from that collection! This one is a soft pale lavender color but surprisingly it doesn't scream '60s unlike the next polish. Price is also super duper cheap, especially considering the quality! The polish goes on smoothly, most are two-coaters, and dries down to a shiny finish.

2. Lollipops Paris - sorry I forgot the name and I don't have it anymore. It's actually a very good polish, good consistency, and smooth application. The color is pale pink-peach, very mod like those popular pale shades in the '60s and it has tiny shimmer particles. However, I think this has been discontinued.

3. Three Beauties - I also can't remember the name, it's twilight something...I don't know. A mix of glitter, predominantly green, and it dries down matte, leaving a gritty texture. Super easy application, smooth and even in two coats. However, I hate removing glitter polishes so off this one goes.
Under indoor lighting

With flash

To an awesome year ahead!