Mar 19, 2016

Urban Decay Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette - Swatches

Urban Decay Spectrum Eyeshadow Makeup Palette - Swatches
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palette ($55) - available at Sephora

Urban Decay eyeshadow palettes are some of the most popular ones in the makeup world, and one of the newer launches - Urban Decay Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette - seems to be another winner from the brand.  Unlike the neutral/nude palettes, the Spectrum palette is a mix of brighter, deeper colors with a lot of blues, greens, and pinks and purples.  The eyeshadows are smooth, pigmented, and  seem easy to blend.  Scroll on for a peek at the swatches.

Mar 16, 2016

Molton Brown Ylang-Ylang Comforting Body Polisher

Molton Brown Comforting Body Polisher Scrub with Vanilla Ylang-Ylang Sugar Olive Oil - Review
Molton Brown Ylang-Ylang Comforting Body Polisher ($50)
Product provided for review
The past few days have been cold and rainy here in the Bay Area, and all I want to do is snuggle up with a good book and a cozy blanket.  It's also the perfect time for long, warm baths and trying out indulgent new skincare like Molton Brown's Ylang-Ylang Comforting Body Polisher.  This luxurious body scrub combines ingredients like black vanilla grains, sugar, nourishing olive oil and antioxidant rich yuan zhi for skin that feels smooth and toned while the aromas of ylang-ylang and cedarwood oil add a reassuring, comforting feel.

Mar 15, 2016

Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Treatment Mask with Clary Sage

Burts Bees Intense Hydration Treatment Face Mask Clary Sage Review
Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Treatment Face Mask with Clary Sage ($9.99)
Product provided for review

Hello, world...or at least the bit that drops by the blog!  I have been a lot more erratic with my blogging this year, and I would credit this to my possibly unique status of being a blogger without a laptop.  The pattern is here to stay for a while at least until I find a replacement.  Moving on to brighter spots, I have been trying a lot of skincare over the past few months - from masks and serums to scrubs and peels, I have tried quite a few products - and the Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Treatment Mask with Clary Sage has been one such new addition to my routine.  I have oily-combination skin, and normally I steer away from oil-packed/intensely hydrating anything for my face.  I spend a lot of time indoors, though, and the low humidity has been leaving my skin feeling a lot more dehydrated these days, and that's how I ended up giving this mask a try.