Saturday, February 20, 2016

Vanilla Scent

Coz now I'm obsessed with Vanilla-smelling things.

I've tried:
1. Japan Store vanilla cologne
A strong vanilla scent that lasts for about an hour of no-sweat, air-conditioned activities.

2. The Body Shop:Vanilla Eau de Toilette

This one has hints of coconut and it smells like a bakery vanilla bread -- almost like those scented vanilla school erasers. Active smell lasts about 2 hours but hints of it can be smelled for much longer.

3. Victoria's Secret: Coconut Passion Fragrance Mist

Coconut passion also contains coconut and it smells very sweet you'd think ants will eat you. A strong smell will last for about 10 minutes, but will leave you smelling like vanilla-coconut for about 2 hours as well.

4. Sephora: Vanilla Eau de Toilette

Shown here in the 7ml bottle. Very sweet vanilla smell. Will last for a few minutes on clothes, a little longer on skin. No whiff left after hours.

5. Currently, The Body Shop: Vanilla Body Mist 
The same smell as the eau de toilette version. This does last long when sprayed on the skin and you'll catch the smell even after hours.

Next to try: Lush Vanillary Perfume

I've smelled this in-store and it is much, much sweeter-smelling than Coconut Passion.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Building Fun

The before...

...and after!

One of the things I wanted to do in life: build structures. 
Here it is, in miniature form. Dream achieved! Hahaha.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Cheek Tints

Ever since I started wearing makeup, I've always used the Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain since 1. liquid blushes last longer if without Foundation, and 2. it was always used up at the time when Body Shop sells it half-price, so naturally I bought the same.

Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain

I guess it was time that I finally explored other options: no Sale + a whole other selection of liquid (and cream!) blushes. I checked Benefit's benetint before and it roughly looks like the same color. 

Benefit benetint

But then I passed by Etude House one day and thought I should look there for tints. I found one that looked almost exactly like the Body Shop one, and they had it in another color! It was half the price of Body Shop's half-price, so go!

Etude House Dear Darling Tint in Real Red

It had this really nice smell so I thought maybe this was really just a tint for the lips. I searched online and found out it was just for the lips. Boo. It does stay on the cheeks though so no problems with that. 

Realization: check details first before buying. This was a lucky buy.

Years later, adding in the following tints that I have tried:

Tony Moly Water Jelly Tiny in Strawberry

Currently, Etude House Dear Darling Water Tint in Cherry Red

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Friday, May 3, 2013

I... am a Librarian!

Finally found this after years of searching. And it's the last one too!