Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Review: YSL Volupte Tint-In-Oil

I'm totally ramping up my blogging cause I have more time now! *happy dance*

These are pretty much what the name says - tint in an oily liquid.  They're super glossy without the stickiness. They're very comfortable to wear.  Not all that different from a regular gloss except for the "hint" of color and the UBER GLOSSY lips.

If in doubt on which colors to get, I recommend going for the brighter colors.  I have #4 - I Rose You and #6 - Peach Me Love.  #4 didn't get darker as time goes by and it just looked like clear gloss on my lips with a very tiny hint of pink.

But #6 definitely had color and it got more intense as time goes by and my lips looked pretty red.  Also left a stain when I wiped off the oil. 

These are a good fit for low maintenance girls who wear mostly lip tint and lip balm.

Packaging: Metallic Silver with a color band around it. The brush works surprisingly well at defining the lips.
Texture: Thin and's a given right?
Fragrance: Your usual YSL scent - sweet and fruity - Mango scent?
Opacity: Depends on which color you get. Go for the bright ones.
Moisturizing? Yes. Covers all cracks and dryness.
Life changing?  Depends on who you are.  If you're not a gloss girl, this might be the perfect alternative.  But you can probably achieve the same look with a lip stain and Vaseline. Worth the money? No. Don't get me wrong, I DO love these but I don't think it's worth the price tag.

Demo pic:

Selfie pic:

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Baby talk

We were in Cattle Cafe when two cute little boys ran in and sat beside us.

Their mom was fully Asian but the boys look mix. Though not as mixed as B and we both concluded that they must be 1/4.

Bu: halfies? 
B: nah...
Bu: quarter!
B: Probably. Lol. Us!

He's been joking about giving me a baby lately. The irrational me is saying "let's do it!". But the rational me is horrified.

I hope our kids take after B's looks. I can be cute and all but bf rolls out of bed gorgeous.

It takes a whole new level of confidence to wake up besides Mr.Bishounen when you look like Cruella De Ville coming out of a car crash.

All I can say is "fml" and go back to sleep.  And maybe pinch his face because I can't help myself.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Review: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk

I've heard people talk about this foundation for the longest time.  But I'm lazy and I hate Holt Renfrew so I never bothered checking it out until Sephora opened on Robson St.

The shade selections for GA foundations are great for those who are "in between" shades.  My shade is 4.0.

Packaging: Glass pump bottle
Texture: Just your regular run of the mill liquid foundation.  Not those serum type of foundations.
Coverage: Medium - Full
Best for: Dry - Combo skin.
Repurchase: Definitely (And I RARELY repurchase liquid foundations).

This is more of a hydrating foundation and it looks better as the day goes by.  But you will "feel" it on your skin at the end of the day.  Oily skin girls might not like the heavy feel of this foundation. I haven't had breakouts or allergic reaction from this.  

It does give me a "flawless" finish even when I'm having a bad skin day.   If you want to see swatches of all the shades, Karla Sugar has it here.

Selfie of me wearing it. I was having an allergic reaction and you couldn't even tell!
(Click on photo to super-size)

Saturday, February 14, 2015


It's Valentine's Day and I am home alone doing laundry.

I got really sick so I had to cancel my hangout date with B's parents. They're old and weak and they do not need my germs flying in their face.

Truthfully, after 6 years, B and I didn't have anything planned for V-day. He bought me a pink Hello Kitty for my room a few days ago but that's pretty much it.

Either way, Happy Valentine's Day to everyone! 

Update: He came home with roses. And we spent 15 min opening every drawers in the house, looking for our one and only flower vase.  Lol. Now I feel really guilty cause I didn't do aaanything. 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The greenery

I was in the kitchen washing dishes when B pressed his face against the glass door to our deck exclaiming, "I need this!"

He was talking about the greenery in our yard and I had to laugh.  He's in love with our yard while I'm slightly terrified of it - there's a lot of trees and space. 

I unlocked the door and said "Ok, you country bumpkin, let's get you some fresh air." 

"I grew up with this you know!" *sticks his head out* 

"Did you lived in the country side up till you moved to Canada?"

"Yeah. I'll show you my hood when we go there" (Saitama, Japan)

"I'd like that" 


I can't wait to visit Japan.  I'm not sure when we'll get to go because B wants to stay for a whole month if we do.  Which translate to lots of money that we currently don't have. lol. 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Lipstick issue

I have a crap ton of lipsticks.  But lately, by the time I finished applying my makeup, I just grab a tinted lip balm and run out the door. 

Just looking at my collection feels overwhelming and I can't decide on which color I want to use.

Such a ridiculous first world problem.

Monday, January 5, 2015


I woke up at 1pm today. Rolled around in bed, slapped on some makeup and went out for Ramen and dessert.

We visited Breka, a 24h café where B and I frequented when we were broke ass night owls.  

He battled massive traffic jam just because I was feeling nostalgic.

I'm so freakin' spoiled by him. Whatever I want, I'd usually get. But starting tomorrow, I have to get back to being a productive human being.