Dec 17, 2015

Amore Pacific Treatment Enzyme Peel

Amore Pacific Treatment Enzyme Peel - Asian Brightening Skincare Scrub Powder - Review
Amore Pacific Treatment Enzyme Peel - $60 at Sephora
Product shown in photo is a deluxe sample size.

There's a lot to love about Sephora, but my favorite part has to be the samplers/GWPs that I get to pick out every once in a while.  Despite all the grumbling about epic-fail rewards, I have to admit, I have picked up quite a few generous deluxe samples over the years and discovered some favorites along the way.  Amore Pacific Treatment Enzyme Peel is one such product.  I have always been fascinated with Asian skincare products and routines, and for the most part, I find the products and formula quite unique, whether it be in terms of packaging or just how they work on the skin.  Amore Pacific Treatment Enzyme Peel pretty much lives up to this image.  This scrub features a new-to-me formula - a soft powder that mixes with water to create a gentle foam.  The exfoliation is provided not by scrubbing granules or harsh particles but rather with botanical ingredients such as papaya enzyme, papain.  This natural enzyme exfoliates skin without irritation while green tea and alantoin soothe the skin and protect against free radicals.  Scroll on for my thoughts on the Amore Pacific Treatment Enzyme Peel.

Dec 15, 2015

Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Eyeshadow Palette for Holidays 2015 - Photos, Swatches

Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Eyeshadow Palette for Holidays 2015 Photos Swatches
Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Eyeshadow Palette for Holidays 2015

The Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix palette was a limited edition release, and I swatched it at my local Sephora a month or so back and promptly forgot all about posting it.  The palette seems to be sold out now on Sephora, but it is available on Amazon and with quite a few other online sellers, and the colors and quality of this palette is so good, I just had to share the swatches here.  The Mi Vida Loca Remix palette has shadows arranged in two circles - the inner circle consisting of neutrals while the outer circle has vibrant bright colors.  There is a nice mix of matte and satin though nothing too shimmery or glittery, and the pigmentation and formula feels amazing.  Scroll on for swatches.

Giorgio Armani Luxe Is More Makeup Collection for Holidays 2015 - Photos, Swatches

Giorgio Armani Luxe Is More Makeup Collection Holidays 2015 Photos Swatches
Giorgio Armani Luxe Is More Makeup Collection for Holidays 2015

It's the time of the year when just about every makeup brand comes up with holiday gift sets and luxe packaging, and with tempting deals in every store, it's the best time to pick yourself a gift or two.  For those looking for a touch of luxuy, Giorgio Armani's Luxe is More makeup collection would be a good pick.  The face of the campaign is the beautiful Canadian actress Sarah Gadon.  While I have to admit I wasn't too tempted by the campaign image - different skin tone, not my kind of makeup, etc., Sarah Gordon's photos on  the Beauty Geek (with an interesting story about how she landed the campaign), did make me realize just how pretty the soft neutrals and vibrant reds in this collection can be.  Included in the collection are a combination face-eye palette - Luxe is More palette - as well as new shades of the Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro and Eye Tints.  Scroll on for photos and swatches.