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April 27, 2014

Dior Addict Fluid Sticks & NEW Vernis [Swatches, LOTD & Review]

[So I had taken a bunch of pretty pics of my products - and I can't find the SD card now....] this explains the abrupt start to my entry on the featured shades of the new DIOR ADDICT Fluid Sticks & newly formulated gel finish vernis.   First off, I love the new revamped Vernis... they have better brushes, the formula is just beyond impressive.  Glossy, long lasting and the new flatter brushes so easy to apply!  I have since acquired a few more of the new vernis, and I am really enjoying them.  Now I am wondering what do I do with my old Dior polishes!  Hahha. 

- See my preview & more information on the new Dior Addict Fluid Sticks in this entry here.

I have the chance to play with the new DIOR Addict Fluid Sticks for a few weeks - they have great colors, the formula is really something new, very liquid, not sticky, and the color pay off is impressive.  Comparing these to the new Lancome Lip Lovers, I would say that the Dior ones are more intensely pigmented, and this is especially so if you compare the lighter shades.  

Here are the four IT shades I have for the Fluid Sticks - Aventure, Pandore, Mirage & Artifice... 

They look similar in my swatches, with the exception of Mirage which is a warm nude beige.  
Pandore is a warm bright red.
Aventure is a tomato red, slightly more muted than Pandore, almost coral in tone. 
Artifice is a warm tangerine shade. 

As you can see in this complete set of swatches, the second row with the red/ bold shades all look very alike, with very slight nuances in the shades of red/ corals/ and bright pinks. 

The applicator molds nicely to your lips, and deposits enough product for you to apply a coat of colour on upper and lower lips.  If you want to build up the color, you have to dip again to build up the colour.  And yes, this lippy is very buildable in terms of colour and this means greater flexibility in terms of the performance - you can wear it as a stain, all the way to a glossy lacquer full intense color pay off.  
I find that the Fluid Sticks have decent payoff... about 4 - 5 hours for something so liquid and light. 

And here are swatches of the four IT shades for the new vernis.  I realise that they all contain this super ultra fine shimmer (more like glassy specks) that lend the glossy shine to the colors.  I am very impressed by the new formulation, and I find the new formula to be quite long lasting too.  
I took these pictures with my iphone because I think they are more true to color... in my own camera.. the brighter shades all look the same!  

And here are some close up swatches of the matching pairs for the IT shades:  no prizes for guessing which is my fave IT pairing!!

wearing the same makeup in all LOTD, old FCUK dress and messy unkempt hair.  

I love Artifice - super wearable orange lippy! 

Aventure is a happy cheerful warm red pairing which I like. 

The Mirage pairing is quite surprising - a warm nude with a purple polish.  What are your thoughts?

And my fave.. Pandore! 

Overall, I love the new Dior releases - so very colourful and exciting!  The packaging of the Dior Addict Fluid Sticks are so sleek and luxe - and they glide on the lips so beautifully.  Have you picked up any of these beauties yet?

Dior Addict Fluid Sticks & new Vernis are now available at all Dior counters and stores.  

Hope you find this entry helpful and thanks for reading!

April 27, 2014

Dior Addict Fluid Sticks [Photos & Information]

Sharing with you some information & Preview pictures of the new Dior Addict Fluid Sticks - now available at all DIOR counters... my entry is belated... but better late than never.  I will feature the four IT shades of the lippies and vernis in a couple of entries later - or click here to read now!   

Product Information

Flawless application in a single sweep: the high-impact colour and long wear of a lipstick, combined with the shine of a gloss, all in a thin veil that delivers a weightless feel. Colour and shine come together for maximum impact with intense lip stain pigments directly encapsulated in spheres of gloss for long-wearing results.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick is formulated with water, not wax, for a light feeling on the lips, an immediate fresh effect and addictive sensation. A pure object of desire : the illusion of a lipstick is maintained until the case is opened and an applicator emerges that is steeped in colour and as precise and easy to apply as a lipstick.

Available in these runway shades: Whisper Beige (219) Frisson (239) Tiny Pink (269) Mirage (338) Rieuse (373) Kiss Me (389) Magique (479) Aventure (551) Wonderland (575) Artifice (639) Vertigo (689) Open Me (753) Pandore (754) Vie d'Enfer (869) Trompe L'Oeil (893) Minuit (975) Intrigue (995)

Watch the Dior Addict Fluid Sticks films:

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The Pandore Look:

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Pictures I took during a preview event:

A Dior event is never complete without these beautiful roses that reflect the vibrant hues of the new lippies.  
I am currently loving the Fluid Sticks, can't wait to share the looks and detailed swatches in the next entry. 

Thanks for reading as always! 

March 02, 2014

Dior My Lady Blush Palettes in 002 and 003

Hi hi!!!

I am so happy to be able to get this pair of Dior My Lady blush palettes... which I had first seen on RougeDeluxe and this is part of their Spring 2014 collection, BUT released as a Japan exclusive at that time... but now, I have been informed (well, I checked) and I think these blushes will be launched in SG around April... so if you want these beautiful blushes.. definitely keep a lookout.  

I managed to get the blushes through my friend Farahdean while she was in Tokyo... and I knew I had to get both of them.. It was just too difficult to get only one!  Luckily both are still in stock, and I have been admiring them for a couple of weeks before finally getting to taking pics and swatching. Yes, they look too beautiful to be used... but they must be used!  I never believe in keeping stuff for the sake of admiring, or adorning my dresser (the state of my dresser is always a warzone anyway).  So having swatched, and just based on my first impressions, they are very smooth indeed.   But more on the quality later on. 

Each blush comes with 10g of product, which is pretty hefty, and consistent with some of Dior's LE face powder releases.  The silver classic casing is quite heavy, and not made of the usual dark blue plastic that their quints are made of.  If you own the Dior Nude Tan bronzers (the round silver casing) this is the same type of heavy metal packaging.  I LOVE IT.  The blushes also come with their own mini kabuki brushes, which I never used...cos they are too dense and not suitable as a blusher in my opinion. 

The embossing and detail on these blushes are just exquisite and super pretty.  You can see the 'ribbons' on the blush, and the interwined design of the Classic Dior 'Cannage' print.  
You can pick up each color individually if you want, but I think the idea of the blush palette is to swirl your brush in and get all the colors at the same time to give your cheeks a healthy flush and glow.

The blushes only come in numbers, I am not too sure of the names (not stated on the boxes) but they are numbered 002 and 003... and now, the makeup junkie in me is screaming is there an 001??  and if so, how and where can I find it!  A little search on the internet - prompted by Eliza, and I found that 001 is a transludent skin tone sort of face powder, in the same exact print and packaging, and it was a release from at least a year ago (boo!) refer to this entry which I came across here

So anyway, here's how I would describe the colors: 

002 is a warm pink, it has a creme finish, and there's no visible shimmer at all. 

003 is a cool pink, with the slightest hint of lilac... and it contains very fine silvery shimmer. 

A close up of the two beauties:

And swatches on my hands - 
The colors are quite pigmented but extremely soft.  

Slightly powdery, but nothing too crazy.  

I love love the Dior My Lady blush palettes... and if you have the chance, you must have at least one of these!   Definitely collectors' items... and definitely very wearable too. 

Hope you found this entry helpful, and thanks for looking! 

December 07, 2013

Red Blushes: Comparisons & How to Wear Them


This entry started with NARS Exhibit A - I recently received it as a gift from NARS for being one year in Singapore. And it is one of the NARS blushes that somehow got away.  I had gotten it for a few of my friends, played with it at the counters, but somehow never bought it myself.  So when the chance for me to make a wish for a NARS product, it was easy for me to wish for this.  

NARS Exhibit A is easily one of the brand's most infamous blushes (other than the more wearable Orgasm and Deep Throat) - simply because it is such a stunning shocking red.  How to rock such a bold red blush on your face, right? 
But it turns out I have a couple more reds in my stash already - which probably explains why I didn't get it along the way.  

My first red blush is Illamasqua Panic - which is since discontinued.  I bought it when the brand first launched, and it was described as a cherry red, the formula is smooth and never chalky.  It is so pigmented, you just need to gently tap the brush, and lightly dust on your cheeks for a pop of color. 

My next one is a MAC blush - Devil - a blush that I bought for the name, and quite blindly.  Someone had CP it for me while in the US.  It is an orangey red blush, and also very intense.  It is a PRO shade, which means you can only get it at the PRO stores (we have none in SG). 

I have included Dior NEW RED - because of the name... and it is also one of the bolder shades in the new Dior blush range. 

All four reds here are matte, perhaps with the exception of Dior which has some very very slight sheen that translates into a velvet finish on the skin.  I guess when it comes to bold cheek colors, matte is the way to go.  You won't want a shimmery finish to mess up the intense color. 

Heavy swatches - 
Here you can see the undertones of the NARS, MAC and Illamasqua. 
NARS and MAC look very very similar while illamasqua is cooler toned. 
They look almost like matte lipstick swatches!  

and blended out, here's when you can see how they might look like upon actual application - 
I don't have any LOTD pics unfortunately.   You can see that the MAC blush is redder than the NARS, even though in the pans, it's the other way round. 

<strong>Tips on Application:

</strong>1. Use a light fluffy brush.  For example, NARS yachiyo brush, Hakuhudo yachiyo brush, MAC 187  or 188 brush.  These brushes have a very soft touch, and perfect to deposit color where you need it.  Again, just tap the blush pan lightly, and a little goes a long way.  
2. Start with the most little... and add more color if you need it. 
3. Avoid over highlighting and contouring.  Just let the bold blush speaks for itself on your cheeks. 
4. Add a pop of bold lip color to match the cheeks, but just define the eyes with liner and lashes.  It's all about focusing on a couple of facial features at the same time. (cheeks & eyes/ eyes & lips/ cheeks & lips... you get the idea)

Hope this has been helpful!  Do you have a fave bold blush in your collection?

Happy Sunday!  Thanks for reading! 

November 16, 2013

Dior Holiday 2013: Diorific Vernis in 995 Minuit & 128 Winter [Swatches & Comparisons]

Hi hi!!

Taking advantage of my relatively neat looking nails/ fingers at the moment to swatch a bunch of polishes which have been sitting in my stash for a few weeks.  I feel like I am soooo behind in my updates.

Here, we have the Diorific vernis from Dior Holidays 2013.  Both are beautiful, and contain mainly golden multi color shimmer bits in the polishes. 

Minuit is a blackened red, while Winter is a sheer pearlised white.  Both contain the shimmer bits that add dimension to the overall shade.  I think that Winter is great as a topcoat over light color polishes like pink, or white, though in this set of swatches, I layered over Minuit.  The bonus for Winter?  Despite its sheerness, it layered to 3 coats without any streaking/ visible brush strokes. 

Minuit is opaque in two coats, and it lasts me a good 5 days without chipping. 

Swatches & comparisons here:


Comparisons to two Chanel polishes that came to my mind, but they are not the same at all. 

Taboo has an inky purple base, while Malice is smooth and redder.

Have you picked up any of the Diorific vernis?

Thanks for looking!

September 30, 2013

Dior Vernis & Rouge in 999

Hi hi! Today I have a couple of gorgeous iconic Dior Reds to share with you.  Both are numbered/ named 999 - an intense creamy true red.  Rouge Dior is an ultra-nourishing, long-wearing formula, in a haute couture color. This extraordinary lipstick does what most long-wearing lip colors do not. It dresses your lips in voluptuous, long-wearing color, while simultaneously providing definition, moisture and nourishment to the lips.</p> <p>

This is a glamorous pairing, and the lipstick is truly a classic shade of red. 

I have included two videos at the end of this entry, in order to appreciate the history of Rouge Dior's haute history and background, and also a behind the scenes of the Rouge Dior campaign starring Natalie Portman who is sporting 999 in the film. 

The color is intense, and provides true color payoff with just one swipe. 

The nail polish has a creamy formula and again, in one brush stroke is able to cover my entire nail with the rich red. 

Here's a quick glance:

And an overall look: 

I had gone for a clean face using all Dior products, with long lashes to accenturate the eyes and a flush of color on the cheeks. 

Will include a list of all items used soon: 

Here are the two videos: 

Rouge Dior - 60 years of attitude 

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Rouge Dior - the making of

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September 29, 2013

Dior Rouge in 567 Darling & 539 Trafalgar


Sharing with you two of the new Dior Rouge lipsticks (I think they will be out 1 Oct 2013) and these lipsticks are very creamy and moisturising, yet providing the true color that you see in the tube itself.   

539 Trafalgar is a peachy coral shade, that's very wearable because there's none of the 'white' pigment present. 

567 Darling is a medium pink shade with a neutral undertone. 

swatches on my hand:

swatches on my lips:

and the lipsticks overall - 

Personally, I prefer to wear Trafalgar, it is a very pretty peachy coral for me (much more wearable than my YSL Peach Faubourg, and all my Illamasqua peachy lippies).  

The lippies last about 5 hours on me, and they are very easy to re-apply.  I think they retail for about $45 each.  

Hope this overview has been helpful.  I have a couple of beautiful Dior reds to show you this coming week.  Stay tuned!

Thanks for reading! 

September 08, 2013

Dior Fall 2013 Mystic Metallics: Metallic Nail Polish [Photos & Swatches]

Hi hi!!

I finally got to trying out the new DIOR Fall 2013 Metallic nail polish - the shade of the polish is a metallic steel grey, the formula is an intense one-coater, but according to the instructions, you are supposed to apply the first coat, and then apply each second coat finger by finger, cos that's when you will use the magnetic stamp to create the pattern before going on to the next finger. 

Instructions here: 
(note I have never ever tried out magnetic polishes below, shock horror, I know, but it's true)

The kit comes with this neat little magnetic stamp with teh CD logo on the little handle:

You are supposed to fit the curved part at the base of your nail. 

Here's the last finger done - quite easy enough - and I waited probably 45 seconds for the pattern to show up.  Not bad not bad. 

I messed up the fourth and thumb... I think in my over-zealous attempt to hold the magnetic stamp as closely to the nail surface as possible.  But other than that, it is very easy to use.  Though I am a little impatient in waiting the 1-2 minutes for the pattern to show up. 
The overall design is a marble effect, which is appropriate for the steel grey shade. 

I finished off with a topcoat. 

Close ups:

Overall, I think the design is nice, and the whole magnetic stamping is easy enough for anyone to manage.  There are plenty of other cheaper dupes out there from other brands, and I am sure you have your faves.  Do share in the comments below!  

Hope this is useful, and thanks for reading!

July 06, 2013

NEW Dior Fall 2013 Mystic Metallics

A star-studded destiny

Seize your chance; follow your destiny... Monsieur Dior was one of those people who believed in fate. “My destiny is walking towards me,” he said. That evening in April 1946, as he stood on the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, hesitating whether to give up his career as a fashion illustrator to design his own line, the couturier tripped over a metallic star pierced with a hole. How could he not see it as a sign? The following day, he decided to create his own House. He always carried this lucky charm in his pocket, and from that day onwards, the star has never stopped shining in the Christian Dior galaxy.

5 Couleurs Mystic Metallics

Christian Dior's lucky charm shines over the 2013 autumn collection and decorates the mythical 5 Couleurs palette. Sculpted with stars, the eye shadows shimmer with metallic shades and reflections. Shrouded in mystery, eyes have never been so magnetic.
Two colour harmonies exist in shades of violet and silver (864 Constellation) or blue-greens and browns (384 Bonne Etoile). 

Mystic Metallics, the Dior galaxy

“The colour harmonies that I have created for this look reflect the mysterious colours of the galaxy. Like a journey from the earth to the moon.” – Tyen

The radiance of a stone; the magic of iridescence, and the intensity of a metallic hue. This autumn, the Dior woman sets pulses racing. Tyen, Dior Makeup Creative Director, has dedicated an ultra-sophisticated collection to her. Eyes are dressed in shadow and light, whilst nails defy every colour in the spectrum. Her makeup is her most precious talisman.


Diorshow Fusion Mono </strong><span>

</span>A blend of genres... Shimmering highlights and abiding elegance alongside extreme sophistication and ultra-simplicity: in a single step, Diorshow Fusion Mono recreates the depth and contrast of a catwalk look. Its unprecedented, rounded, gel-mousse texture weightlessly illuminates the eye with multi-faceted, long lasting colour. With Diorshow Fusion Mono, Dior has created the first multi dimensional light and shadow eye look.

Eyes dress up in the dazzle of black diamonds, of amber or even the moon. Eight shades with intense shimmer and a powerful emotional charge. A mystical vocabulary for a professional result – mystery is at hand.

<span>Aventure: a dense, gleaming black, the bearer of infinity.

Étoile: the glittering sparkle of stardust.
Cosmos: the magical blue of a night beneath the heavenly skies.
Lune: sublime, immaculate and iridescent, for poetic eyes.
Météore: a flamboyant and passionately sensual amber.
Chimère: the charm of opaline pink, flowing on your skin. </span>

Two application techniques for two different effects:
Soft Fusion: applied with fingertips, the eye shadow blends into the skin to create a light veil of colour and a subtly shimmering result.
Bold Fusion: applied using the smudging applicator, the finish is intensified to reveal pure and extreme colour.
Advice from the pros: lightly wet the eye shadow for an extreme metallic effect with a dramatic lamé finish. 

Dior Vernis Mystic Magnetics

Mystic. Edgy. The new Dior manicure creates surprise and makes your look pulsate with a shadowy blue lacquer which, owing to its integrated magnet, reveals an enigmatic motif. Luxury in its raw state. 

Dior Vernis

Shimmering lights of silvery pink (382 Destin) and brocade prune (992 Galaxie): these two shades propel nail lacquer into a new dimension, for a half-shadow, half-light aesthetic that is always stylish. 

Mystic Metallics: colour, the “face stylist” “Colour dictates renewal. A touch of colour is enough to alter your appearance.” – Christian Dior

Playing with pigments. Juxtaposing textures. Creating a clash between the metallic gleam of an eyeshadow and a satin smooth blush, or between muted colour harmonies and a pop colour. For the Fall 2013 collection, the iconic Diorblush is transformed and reveals its new assets: from now on, blush is seen as an it-accessory, and colour as a “face stylist”. Pushing the chromatic cursor even further, Diorblush is essential as the most fashionable of beauty statements. 


As the undisputed expert on colour, Dior has revisited its emblematic blush. In a thinner case containing a bevelled brush, redesigned and stamped with the House logo, Diorblush has been reinvented.

A new formula gives maximum expression to pigments. This micronized powder goes on as a veil of pure, evanescent, weightless colour. In red, pink, coral and nude, with the new motif, colours explode with uncompromising energy. Face make-up is stylish and blush is the new dress code, determining dress colour and lipstick. Addictive and a fashion whim, Diorblush promises to be the new “must-wear”.

Sculpting: apply with the bevelled edge of the brush for professional “contouring” to shade temples, redefine face shape and define cheekbones etc.

Diorblush will be available in 13 colours divided into 4 colour spectrums (pink, red, coral and nude) and 3 finishes (iridescent, matte and satin).

3 Couleurs, Diorliner

To prolong the mystery ad infinitum, Dior has reinvented the mythical 3 Couleurs Smoky in sapphire blue and the 3 Couleurs Glow in a trio of silvers and black. Whether strong or transparent, eyes become the object of all desires, further emphasised by a line of Diorliner in prune.

Dior Addict Extreme

Lipstick: the contemporary amulet? Dior has created four new shades of Dior Addict Extreme (369 Mystic, 546 Gri Gri, 619 Fortune, and 986 Bonne Aventure) to go with the Mystic Metallics collection. From poetic rosewood to dramatic purple, colour is bewitching.

Dior Addict Gloss

Like so many charms on a bracelet, and in harmony with the Dior Addict Extreme shades, the four new Dior Addict Gloss (311 Magic, 346 Charm, 684 Merveille, and 981 Endorselante) references capture the light and accessorize the lips.

Rouge Sérum

Smooth, shape and enhance lips with two new shades of Rouge Sérum. In romantic rosewood or discreet violet, colour lights up your face and heightens your style. 

Mystic Metallics, the essentials of backstage eyes

<span>Behind the scenes at the catwalks... At Dior, couture make-up has always looked backstage for its inspiration and avant-garde approach. This season, the house has created a new expert product to enhance and structure the eye, in catwalk fashion. 


High Definition Brow Gel

This gel structures the face, emphasizing its proportions. At the Dior shows, eyebrows have personality, and this translucent gel with its brush-applicator adds texture and shine, whilst structuring brows for a striking look. Simply brush the brows from bottom to top for a tamed yet highly natural finish.

Diorshow Iconic Overcurl

As the finishing touch to the Mystic Metallics look, Diorshow Iconic Overcurl, with its curved brush and its shape-memory formula, reveals generously plumped lashes with radical curl.

Diorshow Heat Curl

Heating Lash Curler
Infinite Look
The pro curling tool accessible to all make-up addicts, the essential step to stretch lashes to

Infinite dimensions

On bare lashes / before applying mascara: In one easy stroke, this new make-up step reveals a lash line with unparalleled curves, ideally prepped for the application of any Diorshow mascaras.

On made-up lashes / after applying mascara:

<span>1. It locks in more spectacular curl.
2. It makes the mascara formula more fluid to perfectly coat the lashes and to ensure a more even make-up result.
3. It optimizes the lash care action of some Diorshow mascaras.

</span><span style="text-align: center;">Result: enhanced curves for perfect hold until mascara removal and maximized lash care effect. 


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Price Info

Dior 5 Couleurs Mystic Metallics (Collector’s Edition Fall Look 2013) $98
Dior Vernis Mystic Metallics (One shot) $42
Diorshow Brow Styler Gel $34
Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow $52
Diorshow Heat Curl (One shot) $52
Diorblush $69

(*The Diorblush in 533 Gold Addict, 829 Miss Pink and 856 Rose Diorette will be available from 1 Aug 2013 – the other shades will be available from 1 Sept 2013)

June 09, 2013

Dior Summer 2013 Bird of Paradise Collection 002 CORAL GLOW [Photos & Comparisons]

Dior Summer 2013 Bird of Paradise Collection - I am so glad that Mabel manages to score an extra Coral Glow at duty free, and this is how I very quickly got my hands on the beautiful Coral Glow, for swatches of Pink Glow, click here.  I love all my Diorskin bronzers, they are so natural and so easy to use.  This summer's bronzer and blush duo makes for a great multi-purpose product.  The power is so finely milled and smooth. 

This summer, Dior introduces a multi-faceted product that provides all the tools for achieving fresh-faced beauty. A unique hybrid of bronzing powder and high-pigment blush, Dior’s signature cannage patterned compact holds a quartet of bronzy shades and bright tones ideal for illuminating the complexion and sculpting cheekbones. The iridescent harmonies blend seamlessly to create a multi-dimensional effect, while complementary light and dark shades provide subtle highlighting and define the natural contours of the face.

The bronzer/ blusher duo comes with a velvet pocket pouch and its own kabuki brush - which is very good quality by the way.  They are great to include in your makeup bag should you need to touch up during the day. 

Close ups: 

And swatches - Coral Glow is much warmer than Pink Glow - not that it is any much darker I think.  I love how the shades have this subtle sheen, and just looks so softly pigmented. 


Have you gotten any of these yet?

Thank you for reading!

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About Me

My name is Sophia, and I am in my early 30s. I am from Singapore and I am the sole writer of this blog.

About this Blog

I started this blog in 2006, I like to use a wide range of brands though I seem to have a growing preference for higher-end brands in recent years. I also like to share interesting things I have come across about makeup and beauty.

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My Makeup Style

I like classic looks (neutral tones on eyes, anything goes for lips & cheeks), though occasionally I try out dramatic/ statement looks.  I believe that a flawless base is the key to achieving great makeup looks.  I also believe that if you don't have great skin to start with, fake it with a good foundation routine, and even greater skincare.  I am currently loving Clarins & Lancome skincare products, and Vichy NormaDerm for tackling with breakouts.

What Cameras do I use?

Most of the pictures you see in post 2010 entries are taken with my Canon G-11.  Previously I was using Canon Ixus 80.  I do post some pictures which are taken with my iphone4 which I will state in that particular entry.  I have stopped watermarking my pictures as of 2011, because I think watermarks are ugly in general, and does not prevent people from stealing my pictures if they wish to.  I just take it as a compliment that my pictures are even worth stealing in the first place. I might look into getting a Canon EOS next year, not just for blogging purposes, but I also like photography in general.

My Favourite Makeup Brand(s)

It is hard to name just one, but I like NARS, Chanel, Illamasqua and the ocasional Guerlain, Dior & Urban Decay item.  I own quite a stash of MAC items, but recently I have stopped catching up with their collections, and I much prefer to splurge on a few really outstanding items.

Where to find me

Twitter (link button above!)  Email (stated above!)  Instagram (makeup_blogette)

I have no official Facebook fan page, and currently have no intention to start one at all.  The Makeup Blogette remains my personal hobby and property, so as such, I don't believe in having a Facebook fanpage for it.

Final Disclaimer

I bought/ paid for all of the products mentioned in this blog. I am not affliated to any company. If certain products are sent to me for review purposes, I will say so and express my honest opinions about them. In any case, I will only review and showcase the products which I have personally tried and tested, and enjoy using. I do not get paid to review anything.

No ads, no paid links etc please.  I am in charge of all content and pictures here.

I am not a makeup artist, nor do I have any professional training in makeup.




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