Monday, December 26, 2011


{Wet N' Wild palettes}

{Comfort Zone- top: left column, bottom: right column}

Left column: (top swatches)
browbone- ivory/ beige highlighter. very pigmented and soft. i really do enjoy using this under the brow
eyelid- rosy, pinkish bronze with a satin finish. one of my favorites to use over MAC's nubile paintpot. very pigmented,soft, and easy to blend. also wears for a long time without fading or creasing with a base
crease- a bronzey brown with a satin finish. pairs nicely with the eyelid color.
definer- warm dark brown with micro shimmers. reminds me of MAC's smut e/s

Right column: (bottom swatches)
browbone- gray highlighter with satin finish. i like to use this over the lids too. very soft and easy to blend
eyelid- a very spring green color with a satin finish. very soft as well, good for a light wash of color on the lids
crease- a black based, cool dirty brown color with micro shimmers.
definer- multi colored with brown, black, dirty green. reminds me of mac's club e/s. very soft and blendable as well.

{Blue Had Me At Hello - top: left column, bottom: right column}

Left column: (top swatches)
browbone- white highlighter with a frost/shimmery finish. not the best in terms of texture.
eyelid- a silver gray. the softest and most pigmented color out of the whole palette
crease- a black based midnight blue with micro shimmers, which doesn't really translate onto the lids
definer- a matte black. has poor texture and pigmentation, least favorite of the palette

Right column:(bottom swatches)
browbone- looks silver but is actually an icy blue. soft in texture with a frost finish
eyelid- an aqua blue, the most fun color out of the palette. very soft, pigmented, and easy to blend
crease- a beautiful royal blue color. sadly, needs some work to build up to get good pigmentation
definer- matte black with glitters that doesn't really translate onto the lids. not the best texture nor pigmentation. also fades off rather quickly.

I would highly recommend these 2 palettes if you are thinking about getting them, especially Comfort Zone. With the exception of the black shadows in Blue Had me at Hello, I think every shade in the two palettes is very usable. Most of the colors ( especially those with satin/frost finishes) are all so soft and pigmented. I also like how you can mix and match colors from the two columns of each palette. Definitely good palettes to play around and experiment colors with. Hope this was useful!

Sunday, December 25, 2011


{freshwater pearl earrings, gifted}

{David Smallcombe small cuff bracelets, gifted}

{faceted details}

There's nothing that I treasure more than things with sentimental value. Plus, I can never say no to jewelry. I love how simple and delicate they are- most of the times I like to wear a single cuff bracelet on its own.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Photo log: december days

{ending the short day with a pretty sunset}

{decorating with lights}

{glittered nails}

{favorite. winter. cream. ever.}

{gift box of 8 in macaroon cafe, nyc}

{gold ornament decorations}

{new in from MAC, a warm toned lipstick}

I can't really say I love the winter (too cold!). But the whole festive feel of Christmas lights, snowflakes, bundling up of sweaters, socks, and scarves, drinking hot teas/cocoa, and snuggling near a warm fireplace definitely makes up for it.

Other news, I'll be traveling to Chicago in January. I'm so excited as it'll be my first time visiting the city- any suggestions for restaurants/sites/activities? Hopefully it won't be too cold!

Enjoy the holidays!

Saturday, December 17, 2011


{J. Crew sweater/ Espirit jacket/ BCBG boots/ H&M stacked rings, tights/ MK watch/ F21 skirt}

Polka dots + pleats= fun! I don't normally wear skirts but I thought this one in particular was so cute and appropriate for a movie date. Most days, I'm lazy to get dressed and made up, but I took advantage of the extra time I had to get ready. I also used heavier coverage than I normally would- Rimmel's 25 Hr Foundation (posted here) to get a more polished and flawless look. Doesn't it photograph so beautifully?

{ Rimmel's 25 Hr Foundation/ NARS casino bronzer/ MAC nubile paint pot/ Revlon Primrose lipstick}

Enjoy your weekend!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Keep me warm

New in: H&M and J. Crew sweaters and top. Though it surely doesn't feel like December weather, I have prepared myself for keeping warm. I went a little crazy at J. Crew and bought back too many sweaters without realizing. Other than that, I've been going on a polka-dot hunt and was able to track down a top with perfectly shaped, sized, and spaced dots. The nude color and sheerness of the top added to my liking.

To complete my outfits....
{BCBGeneration boots}

I finally I own a pair of black boots. It took me a while to find the perfect pair: casual enough but also has the potential to be dressy - what a difficult task that was. But I'm glad I've found these! (Pardon the messy background)

Stay warm!