Of course, if you don’t want to spend $50 to $150 for a honey mask, you can also try pure honey instead. I’ve used normal honey, manuka honey and raw honey as masks before. While they do exfoliate and hydrate, they are sticky, messy to use and the skin doesn’t feel as smooth as from these masks since there’s other skin nourishing ingredients added. Continue reading Want Some Honey? Guerlain, Fresh and Farmacy Mask Review→
When I buy makeup, I usually go through an intricate thought process before actually click that “order” button. You know, something like do I have something similar? do I have money? how practical is this? ….. Unless it’s Guerlain Meteorites, then it goes more like this: I see, I buy. I think I have more Meteorites than I can finish in this lifetime by now…
This summer limited edition is called Guerlain Meteorites Pearls Carousel, and I ordered it the moment I saw it on Nordstrom. It’s Meteorites! It’s pink! It’s carousel! How can I resist? It is also available on Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, and Sephora. (EDIT: It’s sold out on those sites. I don’t know if they will restock, but it is still available on SaksFifthAvenue, Selfridges, and MUP. You can also get it on eBay, but I’ve only bought from Germ1123 before, who is my goto for old and out of stock meteorites). And if you need more incentives, read on for pretty pictures. =D
“During summertime, Guerlain Météorites Pearls are reinvented in delicate, pastel colors. This limited-edition skin-enhancing harmony gently fades away imperfections and gives your complexion a fresh glow….Innovative stardust technology transforms UV rays into visible, soft-focus, perfect light, while the mix of harmonious shades tailors luminosity to your skin tone.” Continue reading Eye Candy Spectacular! Guerlain Meteorites Perles Carousel→
I can never keep up a diary for more than a month or two, so I wasn’t sure how long I will be able to keep this blog up. Four months later, I’m still enjoying it now as much as when I first started, and I hope you do, too, dear readers. Besides, it’s my 42nd post and I like 42 because of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, so to celebrate I will be showing off some of my prettiest (and most expensive T.T) makeup.
Due to glowing reviews and ravings from some friends, I finally decided to go for the pre-2014 Guerlain Meteorites perles in Teint Rose last fall. Little did I know back then that would fuel a meteorite obsession. All the meteorites pearls come in a box, with a pad in the jar, on top of the pearls, for padding (not application). If you like pretty makeup, pretty pictures, or Guerlain products, then settle down into your chair and be prepared for all the eye candy coming up. Now then, shall we introduce today’s stars?
All that glitters is not gold Often have you heard that told: Many a man his life hath sold But my outside to behold: Gilded tombs do worms enfold. Had you been as wise as bold, Young in limbs, in judgement old Your answer had not been inscroll’d Fare you well, your suit is cold.
Or so says Shakespeare in The Merchant of Venice. Basically it means do not judge by appearance, or that the best mattifying powders can be enclosed in the shiniest packaging.
Ok, I may have added that last part. Most of the time, you can find the most gorgeous packaging for luminizers and blushes. But being an shiny faced girl with a healthy flush, they are the last thing I need no matter how pretty they look. I’ve often lamented the lack of gorgeous mattifying powder, and I don’t like the current Clinique Stay Matte compact as much as I did 7 years ago. Unlike my last one, this formed a hard layer on top soon after I start using it. And if you reapply midday you can feel the layer of powder with the oil underneath, so it kind of mattifies by covering up the oil but not absorbing it. Guess it’s time for a change. =/
Well, it looks like my wish for pretty mattifying powder have been answered. I was first persuaded to jump on the Guerlain meteorites bandwagon by a band of loyal BeautyTalkers and got myself the old version of meteorites. I love it, it ignited my passion for high end makeup as well as sat fire to my wallet and turned my attention to Guerlain, which is when I found Guerlain Les Voilettes Translucent Compact powder.
While I’m a relatively lazy person, I know that it takes me forever to use up cosmetics so I try to always keep things sanitary. I wash my hand before makeup application, applies on clean face, always use a new/clean brush each time and I try not to double dip. So far it’s worked well. I thought about writing a post on sanitizing makeup, but really, this post from Modern Rosies gives a thorough explanation for how to sanitize every kind of makeup and put it much better than I can, so I will be referring to it if I ever need a refresher.
I saw a post on BeautyTalk where a fellow BTer mentioned that a meteorites pearl dropped out of the jar when she swirled her brush too hard. Psssh, I’m a careful person. That’s never gonna happen to me……well guess what, I was in a hurry one morning and a bit absent minded. As I was swirling, one of the ball bounced out onto the carpet. Nooooooo!
I mean, it is a pink one, the least needed of the bunch and it’s not the end of the world if I throw it away but, but but……of course I decided to sanitize it and put it back. I put the pearl on a clean kleenex, gently rubbed the outer layer off, sprayed it with alcohol and wait until it dries, then dust off that layer again with an eyeshadow brush. Then back into the container it goes. Thus ends its little adventure.