I went back to Bloomingdales after seeing the MAC counter (which still had the limited edition HK line). I saw the TLC in Popster on Fei's blog Pandablush and was tempted once again to make another buy... ^^; I ended up spending $15 on the TLC (couldn't use the coupon) and $40 in Saks for the LM shimmer bloc (which I loveee, thank you Fuz for recommending!)
I whipped out the DSLR to practice with it and took pics of the shimmer bloc and lippy.
I bought too many things these few weeks so next month I'm going to limit my spending. I made some money on Ebay so I've been investing it on cosmetics! Now I think I spent most of the earnings made recently from Ebay so I will have to stop purchasing.. haha
Laura Mercier Gilded Garden Shimmer Bloc
Isn't it beautiful...? :D
MAC Tinted Lip Conditioner - Popster
It's a coral color and looks scarily bright in the jar. However, on the lips it's a subtle stain. It can be more pigmented if you apply a lot.
Review on MM Mascara - Lash Expander Frame Plus
I didn't take a 'before' picture because I applied it in the morning but I'll probably do it some other time..
Comb applicator makes application smoother
Holds the lash curl
Doesn't weigh lashes down
Doesn't smudge or smear
Doesn't feel crusty to touch
Too many fibers on the applicator sometimes (can be easily fixed)
I still have to use my brush thing to make sure there are no clumps
Sometimes makes my bottom & top lashes to get stuck together when blinking
Sort of difficult to remove but not bad
I love this mascara! All other mascaras weigh my lashes down and never hold the curl (even if I use primer). Lashes have been curled in pictures below. Please excuse the dark circles, I've been sleeping at 2 AM lately.. -__-;
I tried to do swatches of the Jill Stuart Blush Palette but the colors came up too sheer to take a picture of! Any advice on how to swatch? Every time I try the colors are too sheer to show up on the pic...
Next week I have off for spring vacation so I'm leaving on Sunday to Boston and Amherst, MA to visit colleges. Does anyone have suggestions for shopping (cosmetic, fashion, etc.) areas to go? I'm looking for outlet malls but not sure if they are good in MA. Please leave some suggestions on where to go if possible! Thank you~