Friday, April 15, 2011

Tarte Amazonian Clay long wear blush in Glisten plus comparisons

My new love! Tarte Amazonian Clay long-wear blush in Glisten!
Truly long wearing with a punch of pigment and a delicate shimmer. I want them all !

 From Left to Right: Nars Orgasm , Chanel Tweed Corail, Wet n Wild Pearlescent Pink, Nars Deep Throat, Benefit Coralista, and Tarte Glisten.

Tarte Glisten is such a lovely color with just enough personality, it's a bit deeper more coral than Nars Orgasm. It has reddish microshimmer where as Nars has more golden and red microshimmer. Coralista is very frosty. The base color is very similar to the Wet n Wild  Pearlescent pink minus the shimmer.

Covergirl Haul!

Here are some new Covergirl finds that peaked my interest :D

Have you tried these Covergirl lip perfection lippies? I love the color range. I wish the cap were clear so that we could see the color better, I wouldn't say the colors are exactly a true match. Some have a sheen while others have frost but hard to tell from the swatches until you open them. The wear is great and the pigment is amazing. I do find these moisturizing as well. I absolutely love these. Wish they had more colors lol. 

 Covergirl natureluxe gloss balm in anemone and sandstone natureluxe liquid silk foundation in 310 flax and 320 aspen foundation swatched heavy on left side then blended on the right side.
 I love the covergirl gloss balm they are lightly pigmented cherry scented. I am not a fan of sandstone the glitter is very gritty feels like I'm exfoliating and looks ashy. I wish they had better colors for their liquid silk foundations these are a bit too neutral/pink for me. Flax looks like on application but did end up oxidizing to a good match lol. The texture is very soft mouse like and very moist. It does take a while to set. I loved the smell, but I felt the foundation was a bit plastic feeling even though it was light.  If you are oily this is not for you unless of course if you set it with oil absorbing powder. 

Friday, April 1, 2011

Hello Dear Readers!

I'm still alive in the blogging world even though I have been long MIA. The past year was crazy. I feel like everything went topsy turvy. As some of you might remember, just before my disappearance I had a few life changing events.

I left my job at Sephora and bid farewell to the cosmetic industry but not the beauty industry. I took a job at American Laser Center which I left shortly after. And now I know that I am keeping my fingers crossed for a new position that I am applying for. (please pray for me everyone) I'm itching to go back to work after a six month absence.

I got pregnant shortly after leaving Sephora. Yay! I left ALC when I was 8 months pregnant. And finally in January a day shy of  41 weeks my little bundle of joy was born. His name is Arjun Rohan, and he weighed 7lbs and 4oz. He is such a joy! Even though it's definitely hard work to be a mother it's all worth it!

So where does this put us! I have been doing a lot less beauty shopping because it's hard to get out of my home with baby and my mother in law lol. (it's like I have two kids) But I have been buying a few things here and there. I have a backlog of reviews that hopefully I'll get to putting up soon. The time off has definitely helped me mature and organize myself.

I had a few other hobbies that I didn't really talk much about such as cooking which I now feel confidant in. (I couldn't fry an egg a little more than three years ago :( , now I'm making elaborate South Asian meals lol)  This time around when I make my official comeback lol,  my blog will not be strictly swatches as it was before. I'm still a licensed esthetician and certified makeup artist so I'll have access to trade shows and more. (speaking of which there are a few coming right up soon!) I' ll try to write more about the beauty industry, life in general, and of course make up swatches.

Thank you all for sticking with me all this time during my absence.