Sunday, January 22, 2012

Happy Lunar New Year + Mini Haul

Happy Lunar New Year! I hope everyone is able to spend some quality time with their families this week My family didn't really do anything special today, but my dad make some special soup to ring in the new year! My cousin also came over to send his blessings and brought his son over. Gosh, he's about 1.5 years old now and wow this kid can run! I was playing with him and anything that caught his attention he immediately went after it. But he was such a cutie When he was leaving he was blowing kisses at everyone!

Isn't he adorable? LOL

While running last minute errands today with my dad, I asked him if we could stop by CVS because I wanted to check out the Milani 75% off clearance sale that G had talked about on her blog. If you don't know who G is, she runs the blog called “Nouveau Cheap” and constantly updates when there is a massive drugstore clearance going on! I love her blog so much So I did a mini haul at CVS today

The total was about $6, which is almost the same price if you are buying ONE of the Milani blushes at original price! O: So this was a total steal! I bought one nail polish, 2 blushes and a bronzer. I would have bought more but my dad was waiting outside in the car and we had other errands to run so I just quickly chose these items. So far, I only opened the bronzer and I noticed that there is a little bit of shimmer

If you enlarge the picture, you'll see tiny gold shimmers in it

I'm hoping that the shimmer is only on the top layer and will go away with continuous usage~

I will be testing these products as the days go along so a review+swatches will be coming soon!

P.S. If you are planning to go to your local CVS to check out the Milani clearance, I suggest you take a look at the list of products on sale that G has compiled on her blog (Click here!)and take the item up to the CVS price scanner! Some CVS's did not put a sticker on the product saying that they are on clearance (like mines) so it never hurts to scan it at the price scanner

Saturday, January 21, 2012

[REVIEW] Revlon Lip Butter + Swatches!

Today I'm reviewing the famous Revlon Lip Butters that have taken over the blogosphere

I actually got these right when they came out so I tested these for awhile now. The two colors I got were Cherry Tart and Tutti Frutti.

(Left-Right: Cherry Tart, Tutti Frutti)

As seen above, Cherry Tart is a red lip butter while Tutti Frutti is a coral orange one. When I first saw the display for these I was automatically drawn to Tutti Frutti because I have an obsession with Coral- Orange lipsticks!


(Left-Right: Cherry Tart, Tutti Frutti)

Tutti Frutti is a color more suited for Spring/Summer while Cherry Tart is more suited for the Fall/Winter. That's why it looks like Cherry Tart has been used more often than Tutti Frutti~ Cherry Tart is a very wearable everyday red. It looks like it would suit all skin tones and it's definitely a good choice if you're scared to wear the bold red lip look (like me! Haha). The pigmentation between Cherry Tart and Tutti Frutti has a subtle difference. Cherry Tart is a tad bit more pigmented than Tutti Fruitti because Cherry Tart is darker than Tutti Frutti. What I like about Cherry Tart is that even after the color fades, it leaves a tint on my lips like a lip tint! ^^

Also! You can't tell from the swatches or the pictures above, but Cherry Tart has shimmer in it, but once it is on the lips you can't tell at all.

I did have a small problem with them being moisturizing. Since it's a lip butter, I thought it would be good just to have this on and my lip would be fine but I was wrong. I still needed my lip balm under and I also had to exfoliate my lips before wearing these because they settle into the dry patches on my lips (but then what kind of lip product wouldn't? ^^) So, would I repurchase this? I probably would if they were on sale but I wouldn't call these my HG lip items.

Now onto the swatches!


(Left-Right: Cherry Tart, Tutti Frutti)

Lip swatches:


Bare Lips


Tutti Frutti (1 Layer)


Tutti Frutti (2 Layers)


Cherry Tart (1 Layer)


Cherry Tart (2 Layers)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Hello Everyone!

Hello everyone! This is my second blogging attempt here on blogger
My first blog was “” (now deactivated). The reasons why I deactivated that blog was because I wanted a fresh start, hence here I am ^^ I have made it my new years resolution to restart blogging again on blogger so, I will not leave anyone hanging on updates (unless for personal reasons which I will state).

A little about my blog:
This will blog will mostly be beauty/skin care reviews (maybe some ootd the posts). I have accumulated a lot of products as the years went by and I thought it would be fun to review them and give my 2 cents on these products . In no way am I a professional (just a mere college student ^^; ) and everyones skin reacts differently to different products. So keep in mind what might work for me, might not work for you.

Now that this introduction post is done, a review will be coming shortly!