Friday, 29 July 2011

theBalm Haul

Not too long ago I've purchased theBalm products at 25% sale price at London Drugs (Canadian drugstore chain).

I didn't know much about this brand, but fell in love with most of the products after swatching and reading reviews.

What made me go 'ga-ga' over theBalm? I was intrigued by the retro packaging, smooth, velvety texture and excellent pigmentation of their eyeshadows.

Reviews to come!


Tuesday, 19 July 2011

The one and only Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler

I have tried many eyelash curlers - from drugstore to high end department store brands - and no one does it better than Shu Uemura. It may sound expensive, at $19, but it will last for a few years.

It has been voted as 'the best' by InStyle, Elle, and many other magazines. The curler is a staple in most makeup bags, including my own. I have looked for the perfect curler for many years, and this baby is the one for me! No pinching. No pulling. It's easy to use and fits perfectly around my eye.

Of course, if your lashes already have a curl you may barely notice a difference after using eyelash curlers. Or it may not fit your eye-shape. I suggest to try it where Shu Uemura is sold to see if it's the right fit for you. (I found it at Sephora in Vancouver).

The only problem I ran into was replacing the padding. Shu Uemura doesn't sell pads separately. The curler comes with 2 extra pads (total of 3) and each lasts for about 3-6 months. After using up all the pads, I would have to buy a new curler. :(

Value: 4/5
Packaging: clean and simple
Lasting Power: 1-2 years
Price: $$$

Overall: 4/5

Would I buy it again? Yes!


Sunday, 3 July 2011

Victoria's Secret Very Sexy Now - Limited Edition 2010

Another lovely perfume/fragrance I've picked up during the semi-annual sale in January 2011. It is similar to summery Escada perfumes, but much more affordable.

The scent is light, fresh, and floral. It's perfect for daytime.

Value: 4/5
Packaging: glamorous!
Lasting Power: 2-3 hours
Price: $$

Overall: 4/5

Would I buy it again? Yes!