Saturday, May 21, 2011

Kose Addiction: Out of Africa + Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill #8

I like to think that I have generally good 'auction' skills in that I am patient and persistent enough to endlessly comb online websites to find what I want at a hopefully cheaper price - this is how I've acquired a lot of my KAT-TUN and V6 collections, Tokidoki bags, and more recently, my ADDICTION collection!

Given how exclusive ADDICTION by Ayako is, and how expensive it is on online shops, I often haunt Rakuten and Yahoo!JP to find and bid on auctions, biting my nails all the while, until I've either won or lost the auction. This post is focused on one of my biggest successes: 2 shadows from the Out of Africa collection that came out this past spring :)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

ADDICTION Le Mepris Palette + Armani Eyes to Kill Silk #8

Let me tell you friends, somehow when I tell myself I'm not going to buy a lot of makeup while travelling I not only end up buying MORE, but I come home to a lot of makeup. At least with this last San Francisco trip! In addition to all the stuff I'd purchased in SF/at Duty Free, I came home to two packages of amazingness (more posts to come). I finally got around to playing with all of it on my last stretch of days off!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

L'Oreal Color Infallible Eyeshadows

If you talk to me at all on twitter you've probably seen that my latest love is the Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Silk eyeshadows - that'll be yet another post, but basically my goal when I went to SF was to pick up three colours since they were so much cheaper there! Unfortunately one of them was sold out, so I'll wait to see if I'll pick it up here before I post about them.

In any case, after seeing reviews of them start to hit the 'net, it was pointed out to me that other brands under the L'Oreal umbrella had similar shadows - Lancome with their Ombre Magnetique and L'Oreal with the Color Infalliable eyeshadows! Both had cheaper price points than the Armani but smaller colour ranges and not available in Canada :(

Vanity-Fashionista was kind enough to surprise me with a load of chocolate (yum) AND two of the shadows to try so I thought I'd compare them to my previous experience with Armani for you!