Products I have been liking/What I’ve purchased recently
Ohai PD! Since the semester started, I have put most of my beauty hauls and purchases on hold because uni is expensive, so I’ve started to ‘shop my collection’ and spend less than 10 dollars on beauty every two weeks. …surprisingly easier than expected and I’ve been finishing products left and right. I finally finished another one of my base products so I’ve started to use the L’Oreal Lumi foundation, which I will be doing a full review on when I’ve used it for a longer period of time. Speaking of my collection, I’ve never actually taken pictures of it…hm. Maybe another time. Anyway! Onto my recent likes and things I’ve purchased (semi)recently.
Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Loose Powder in Golden Orange | $36: I actually got this because the nicest person ever who sold me my Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturizer gave me one of her unopened testers. Fast forward a year, I opened it and fell in love (why is it the expensive things I fall in love with most of the time really). Up until recently, I set my foundation with the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural and liked it for the most part, but I found that it does start to look cakey and I would get oily regardless. With this loose powder, it does not look cakey, it feels very light on the skin and I get oily around hour 11 instead of three hours after applying my foundation. 
Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick - Kate Moss Collection in 06 | $4.99-$7.99: I know I said that I do not need any lip products for a very long time, but I met the nicest couponers when I was in CVS one night and we bonded over the fact that American BB Creams are horrible and they gave me coupons so I got it for $1.99. Could not resist and I am so happy that I caved in to the pretty lipstick - this is one of my favorite drugstore lipsticks that I own. Completely opaque coverage with a great color for fall and decent lasting power - with minor drinking, it lasted for four and a half hours. It’s actually the lipstick I wore in this post and I feel especially awesome when wearing it. I think Rimmel lipsticks get overlooked when it comes to their formula, and I completely recommend this lipstick.
YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres Glossy Stain in No. 11 Rouge Gouache | $32: Continuing with the lip products, I actually did a full review on this product previously here. Pretty much I may have forgotten I owned this product, used it again recently and remembered why I adored this product. Wore it at work the other day and had five people complement me on my lips. Great fall red yes/yes?
Wet n Wild MegaLast Salon Nail Color in Bite the Bullet (207B) | $1.99: I got this polish for free because CVS had buy one get one free on all of their Wet n Wild products (purchased the Wet n Wild Crème Eyeliner - never tried it). I already own eight of these polishes and these are hands down my favorite drugstore formula, especially for the flat applicator brush. Opaque in two coats, and with a top coat, lasts on my nails for six days. And it’s cheap!
Koji Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner in Deep Black | $12-$17: This is my favorite black liquid eyeliner, and this semester has reminded me of that again because it’s easy to apply when half-asleep and running late for class. Just enough control to do a quick flick or cat eye but not too fine of an applicator that makes building a thick line tedious. I did a full review of this product previously here.
Maybelline Eye Studio Color Plush Silk Eyeshadow in Olive Martini (LE) | $9.99: After seeing one of my favorite YT gurus emilynoel83 rave about this quad, I decided I must own it. After using it a couple times, I’m torn. It swatches absolutely beautifully, but I found that building up the color on my lids to be a tad difficult, which is odd because I own the Give me Gold quad from the same line and those shadows apply beautifully. However, with a little bit of work, the colors look absolutely amazing on the lids and create a great smokey eye. If you can still find it, I recommend purchasing!
And that’s it! Next up, either a finished products post, mini products on blast post or a collection collage. Toodles~ o/ High-res

Products I have been liking/What I’ve purchased recently

Ohai PD! Since the semester started, I have put most of my beauty hauls and purchases on hold because uni is expensive, so I’ve started to ‘shop my collection’ and spend less than 10 dollars on beauty every two weeks. …surprisingly easier than expected and I’ve been finishing products left and right. I finally finished another one of my base products so I’ve started to use the L’Oreal Lumi foundation, which I will be doing a full review on when I’ve used it for a longer period of time. Speaking of my collection, I’ve never actually taken pictures of it…hm. Maybe another time. Anyway! Onto my recent likes and things I’ve purchased (semi)recently.

  • Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Loose Powder in Golden Orange | $36: I actually got this because the nicest person ever who sold me my Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturizer gave me one of her unopened testers. Fast forward a year, I opened it and fell in love (why is it the expensive things I fall in love with most of the time really). Up until recently, I set my foundation with the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural and liked it for the most part, but I found that it does start to look cakey and I would get oily regardless. With this loose powder, it does not look cakey, it feels very light on the skin and I get oily around hour 11 instead of three hours after applying my foundation. 
  • Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick - Kate Moss Collection in 06 | $4.99-$7.99: I know I said that I do not need any lip products for a very long time, but I met the nicest couponers when I was in CVS one night and we bonded over the fact that American BB Creams are horrible and they gave me coupons so I got it for $1.99. Could not resist and I am so happy that I caved in to the pretty lipstick - this is one of my favorite drugstore lipsticks that I own. Completely opaque coverage with a great color for fall and decent lasting power - with minor drinking, it lasted for four and a half hours. It’s actually the lipstick I wore in this post and I feel especially awesome when wearing it. I think Rimmel lipsticks get overlooked when it comes to their formula, and I completely recommend this lipstick.
  • YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres Glossy Stain in No. 11 Rouge Gouache | $32: Continuing with the lip products, I actually did a full review on this product previously here. Pretty much I may have forgotten I owned this product, used it again recently and remembered why I adored this product. Wore it at work the other day and had five people complement me on my lips. Great fall red yes/yes?
  • Wet n Wild MegaLast Salon Nail Color in Bite the Bullet (207B) | $1.99: I got this polish for free because CVS had buy one get one free on all of their Wet n Wild products (purchased the Wet n Wild Crème Eyeliner - never tried it). I already own eight of these polishes and these are hands down my favorite drugstore formula, especially for the flat applicator brush. Opaque in two coats, and with a top coat, lasts on my nails for six days. And it’s cheap!
  • Koji Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner in Deep Black | $12-$17: This is my favorite black liquid eyeliner, and this semester has reminded me of that again because it’s easy to apply when half-asleep and running late for class. Just enough control to do a quick flick or cat eye but not too fine of an applicator that makes building a thick line tedious. I did a full review of this product previously here.
  • Maybelline Eye Studio Color Plush Silk Eyeshadow in Olive Martini (LE) | $9.99: After seeing one of my favorite YT gurus emilynoel83 rave about this quad, I decided I must own it. After using it a couple times, I’m torn. It swatches absolutely beautifully, but I found that building up the color on my lids to be a tad difficult, which is odd because I own the Give me Gold quad from the same line and those shadows apply beautifully. However, with a little bit of work, the colors look absolutely amazing on the lids and create a great smokey eye. If you can still find it, I recommend purchasing!

And that’s it! Next up, either a finished products post, mini products on blast post or a collection collage. Toodles~ o/

Ohai PD! Here’s my review of the YSL Rouge Pure Couture Vernis à Lèvres (YSL Glossy Stain) in No. 11 Rouge Gouache - $32 USD for 0.20 oz. The YSL Glossy Stains are described as a revolutionary new lip products that combines “the texture and shine of a gloss with the long-wear of a stain.” As you might be able to tell by the pictures of the packaging and the swatches, this is a very pigmented, bright ‘true’ red that runs a tad cool-toned. It reminds me of a more toned-down holiday red (for reference, what I consider a holiday red is the now discontinued Chanel Dragon Rouge Allure Lacque - Temptalia has beautiful pictures of the color here).

A couple things I like about this product:

  • The formula: When I tried the glossy stain at the counter, I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t sticky. I have a problem with sticky glosses to the point where I cannot deal with sticky formulas regardless of the color - anyway. This isn’t sticky! It glides on the lips effortlessly, and the bent doe foot applicator makes even application quite simple. I usually apply my first coat of gloss, wait a bit, and then reapply to get that huge pop of color.
  • The stain: …this product stains almost immediately. When I swatched a couple of colors at the counter, I went to try a couple other products before taking off the swatches. I had color residue for every single color that I swatched. The same thing happens on my lips; after five to six minutes, even if the gloss somehow wears off (it takes about six hours on me to wear off a tad - the picture of me wearing the glossy stain is after nine hours, so the top lip is a tad less glossy than the bottom one), it gives a great, even stain on the lips. Did I mention even? You know that awkward ring of stain around the lips some lip stains leave after a couple hours? No such thing with this product. Major <3 for that.
  • The packaging: If you’ve been following PD for a while, you might know that both Arabelle and I are suckers for good packaging. …I mean look at it, the gold top with the YSL logo, the sleek black body with the little clear strip so you can see the color. It’s pretty okay.

A couple things I do not like about this product:

  • The price: It’s 32 USD. Do I think it’s worth the money? Yes. Am I happy that it’s so expensive even though I adore everything about the product? NO. :| A very minor thing to harp on, but with so many other lip lacquers popping up at lower price points, the price definitely limits how many colors I will eventually own.
  • Another minor point, but the first couple times I tried to use the product, I found myself overapplying, leaving way too much extra product on the lips. I said previously that the doe foot applicator makes it easy to apply evenly, but it’s quite possible to apply too much product evenly. My advice - a little goes a long way.

Do I recommend? YES YES YES YES BUY ALL DA COLORS. It’s a wonderful formula, will last you quite a while (I’ve used this off and on for a month and half and have not made even close to a dent), and comes in a variety of beautiful colors. Easy to build up for a bright lip and easy to leave slightly sheer for a slightly sheer wash of color.

Dat haul, dat haul.
I&#8217;m currently on vacation visiting one of my best friends, and since best friends are awesome, we decided to go shopping, and among other things, we hauled. All of this isn&#8217;t mine and neither are a couple of items that my bb purchased on the left since a couple of them are awesome gifts for her mom. Also, matching nail polish colors are something that every best friend should have otru.
What I purchased (in no particular order):
Yves Saint Lauren ROUGE PUR COUTURE Vernis a Levres Glossy Stain in Rouge Gouache (11)
Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Viridian
Guerlain Rouge Automatique in Chamade (164)
Guerlain Rouge Automatique in Champs-Elysees (165)
Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Silk Eyeshadow in #5 (copper shade)
The Body Shop Vitamin C Facial Radience Powder
Dolly Wink Eyeshadow Quad in #1 Brown
C.O. Bigelow Rice &amp; Bamboo Gentle Dermabrasion
C.O. Bigelow Power Berry Mask
I also saw my first Armani Beauty counter and my first Cle de Peau counter and shed a few tears of #beautybloggerhappiness. In addition, I cannot buy anything for about forever so if you would like any reviews or additional pictures of the products I listed, please drop an ask like usual. Toodles~! High-res

Dat haul, dat haul.

I’m currently on vacation visiting one of my best friends, and since best friends are awesome, we decided to go shopping, and among other things, we hauled. All of this isn’t mine and neither are a couple of items that my bb purchased on the left since a couple of them are awesome gifts for her mom. Also, matching nail polish colors are something that every best friend should have otru.

What I purchased (in no particular order):

I also saw my first Armani Beauty counter and my first Cle de Peau counter and shed a few tears of #beautybloggerhappiness. In addition, I cannot buy anything for about forever so if you would like any reviews or additional pictures of the products I listed, please drop an ask like usual. Toodles~!