As soon as you step inside, someone stops in front of you to ask "What are you looking for?" like you had to be looking for something. Well, I don't know, can I BROWSE FIRST?!
Then, you are completely left alone. Like deadly alone; hay-rolling-across-a-field alone. If you visit half an hour before closing time, someone will stare at you morbidly, just so you'd leave because you feel so unwelcome.
Scenario from this past weekend:
"Oh, I had no idea Shiseido had a cream eyeliner." [me in Italian]
"Um, what is it like?... Can I try it?" [picking up the product]
"Sure." [just standing there]
"Ummm, do I just use my FINGER?" [it's an eyeliner...]
"Yea, it's a tester."
"Ummmmm, do you have a brush, then I can try it properly?" [come on, I'm dying here!]
"Oufff, I don't have brushes just lying around here...I mean..."
She then opened a random drawer and gave me a bald stick that was once a brush in its previous life. It had three strands of hair left on it. She walked away and disappeared.
Seething with anger with a stick in my hand, I moved on to lipsticks.
"So? Do you want it?" was the response I got from her.
That's a commission-free world for you right there.
It's Sunday and I finally have time to do a proper post. I've been reading all your posts, but simply haven't had the energy to do my own. How do you find the time to post so many photos and videos?! :-)
So first off, here's the cake I had in the beginning of the month. I love a good cake! This one is called the mimosa, eaten on March 8, Women's Day.
Given how unhappy I was with M.A.C. Fluidline, I picked up another cream liner. I thought I'd give Shiseido a try. It was twice the price, but a travel-size brush was included. I chose 02, a solid brown. I really hope this will work out.
Last weekend, the local makeup brand Madina had a clearance so a friend and I went to check it out. I picked up four eye shadows. Three are right here. Madina makes beautiful iridescent colours that are very unique. Matte colours are not so great.
The fourth eye shadow colour is the white one here, which I'm using as a cheek highlighter. It looks white, but once applied, it has a little gold iridescence. The rest of the eye colours in this palette are also used as my blushes. The last item of my haul is their natural bronzer. The palette is very big, bigger than my palm. I've never had a bronzer before, but these colours should work on fair skin too.
1. I can't stand superficial people. I just try my best to ignore/avoid them.
2. I am extremely loyal.
3. I believe in sacrifice: money don't grow on trees (lol) and happiness is not easy.
4. I eat Nutella every day. Mmm...
5. I often cry watching cartoons, everything from Shrek to The Simpsons.
6. I rarely get angry, but when I do, it's thunderous.
7. I have selective memory: it seems like I remember the smallest things well, and would completely forget what I had for lunch.
8. I think I am a good one-on-one company. I don't enjoy being in groups.
9. I really hate it when people say I'm weird or am different.
10. I am obsessively health-conscious.
Hey, what hasn't done this yet?? :-)
From my experience, cucumber also has an amazing brightening effect, but do avoid the eyes. As with any treatment, spot test first for sensitivity.
It might be a bit troublesome finding fresh ingredients, but I am a strong believer in natural solutions. I will do a post on another DIY mask this weekend.
a cup of unripe papaya pulp (contains alpha-hydroxy acid and papain)
Today I had it on from 8.30 a.m. until 8.30pm. Again, the product on both eyes has smeared and is mostly gone within the crease. Unacceptable! I will either get a primer or change product...
You can see here the product is creamy white. The 100ml tube is convenient whether in your beach bag or on your vanity table :-)
After more than a week of use, I can say that I'm very happy with this product. Since I usually just use concealer and powder, I use this as a makeup base and it works wonderfully.
My trick is dust a layer of Make Up For Ever HD powder all over after applying the sunscreen. This provides a smooth surface for my loose powder to sit on. My powder and blush stay put all day. Not oily whatsoever.
(If my skin happens to be dry on a random day, I'd mist some Avène spring water to set the makeup.)
A dime-sized amount is enough for my face and neck. I've found my HG sunscreen and makeup base!
Hope everyone's ready for the weekend. By the way, my sale is still on-going. If you prefer to swap instead, just let me know.
This past week it rained so much everybody got so depressed! I had to cheer myself up somehow and got a few new things. I will try these out first and do some looks later.
Oh right, and a Dior eye pencil too. The packaging was tacky, but it came with a sharpener.
So the palette has a muddy matte brown and an iridescent light pink. I haven't tried these yet, but the colours look pretty versatile.
There were too many shades to choose from! But I really like this #220 shade. It's actually a lot lighter than what it looks like here. It's a sheer, very shiny peachy beige.
Never opened Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Protective Moisturizer SPF16. I realised I simply have too many sunscreens.
30$USD (compared to 55$ on sephora.com)