Happy Friday! Welcome to the first installment of the #5forFriday ready, set, go trilogy! I will be giving you a peek of my primer stash in ready, setting powders/sprays in set, and products I take on the go for touch-up in go. While I am not a primer enthusiast, it is something I use religiously pretty much everywhere. Check out my personal favorites!
We always want what we don’t have. Isn’t that the way life is? I spent the first 26 years of my life dreaming of a “thinner” face, but when I finally lost a bunch of weight at the age of 27, the fear of losing all that precious collagen in the apples of my cheeks started creeping up on me. I went from trying to make my face appear slimmer in photos to avoiding being photographed at certain angles so that my face wouldn’t look too saggy, thin, and just a little miserable. My sinking nasolabial folds bothered me. Retinol helps but it won’t give my face the volume it used to have.
If firmness, volume, and a wonderful boost of moisture is what you are looking for, the new *Estee Lauder New Dimension Shape + Fill Expert Serum is for you. [Read more…] about Estee Lauder New Dimension Shape + Fill Expert Serum Gives Me Happy Cheeks!
Guerlain doesn’t just make beautiful makeup. It now makes several makeup removers/cleansers as well! Here is a quick look at *Guerlain Beauté des Yeux Biphase Eye Make Up Remover and *Guerlain Eau de Beauté Micellar Lotion. [Read more…] about Take It All Off with Guerlain
Tatcha is a brand that has been on my radar for quite some time. Built on beauty rituals inspired by geisha, the stunning packaging, clever branding, as well as the fact that many people can rave about it for days on end have always made me curious. When I was given the opportunity to try *The Ritual Discovery Kit a little while back, I said yes in a heartbeat!
I was asked by a reader a while ago whether some people are more prone to dark spots than others. Without going into detail (there are different types of spots), the answer is yes. You could notice a difference depending on your ethnicity (East Asians, such as myself, have a propensity to develop hyperpigmentation), genes, lifestyle, and so on. In my experience, it is easier to find good brightening products than the ones that lighten existing spots. *Darphin Melaperfect Anti-Dark Spots Perfecting Treatment and *Darphin Melaperfect Skin Tone Brightening Moisturizer are wonderful rare examples of the latter!