May 10, 2015

Tatcha Kyoto Silk Lipstick Review

We bout to look at a bitchin' awesome lipstick

Tatcha is a luxury skin care line that focuses on ingredients and values inspired by the beauty rituals of the Geisha's. They just released a limited edition lipstick for $55 and.... I'm pretty sure I'm going  to get a backup. I've NEVER done that.

Here's their description:

''The geisha’s timeless vermillion lip remastered for the modern woman. Rooted in a shade that is one of the most distinctive, symbolic colors in Japan''

''This feather-light formula combines brilliant pigments with pure silk and botanical extracts for a long-wearing matte finish that keeps lips hydrated''

The packaging is perhaps the most stunning out of any lipstick in my unnecessarily large collection; it's truly a work of art. Encapsulated in a black lacquer, weighty tube that just makes me feel like I could take on the world by simply whipping it out of my purse. 

The formula was effortlessly opaque and lightweight. I feel like so many lipsticks are labeled as lightweight but this was the first time I've been amazed at how traceless it felt. The finish is definitely a soft matte and the color itself is a perfect balance of warm and cool tones. I am honestly lost for words over here


I MEAN, DO YOU NOT SEE WHAT'S GOING ON HERE???? Is that not a PERFECT swatch that came right on out of the PERFECT red lipstick. I'm fucking losing my mind in general and I swear the last thing I needed was another stunner. what are words

So, the conclusion is here that I'm still insane as always and I've spent too much money on a lipstick (also not new). Despite my unhealthy habit of consuming large quantities of overpriced lipstick, I can't help but clarify that this is one of the most unique and special purchase I've made in a while. The fact that with every purchase a girl in a developing country gets the opportunity to go to school for a day makes it a slightly more justifiable purchase. 

My thoughts are scattered and I need to go to bed (what's new). I wanted to let ya know that I'm not dead and should get around to regular posting in a few weeks. I do have an obscene amount of products that have not been mentioned and in our consumerist society that means... haul ;)

So, stuff coming your way but I got getter done if you know what I mean (I don't know what I mean, It's 2 in the morning)

April 22, 2015

Blogging Break is over-- Cosmetic Haul from Ireland

Like everything else in my life, I've been a bit behind with posting lately. I need to get my shit together
I was in Ireland visiting my family and getting a feel for some of the Universities. Of course, I wouldn't be myself if I returned to blogging without a) A shit ton of products and b) an obscene amount of photos. Some upcoming blog posts will be about skincare, 18th century cosmetics, and the few things I picked up from sephora. 

Whatever, let's get this shindig rolling

Something on my wishlist while in Ireland was to visit the Burren Perfumary. When they say it's in the Burren, the mean it's in the middle of the fucking Burren. It was in the middle of nowhere, but the long scenic route wasn't half bad. The Burren perfumery has a tea room, a garden full of plants native to the area, classes and a shop. All of their products are hand made and, pretty reasonable prices! They also offered free shipping to all countries in case you're interested.

 The fragrances I picked up were the Spring and Summer Harvest. These are their descriptions:

"We created Spring Harvest to evoke the scents of an armful of wild herbs gathered in the Spring. A fresh, aromatic fragrance with top notes of Mint, Lemonbalm and Fennel."

"Summer Harvest recalls lying in a meadow on summer's afternoon. A delicate, floral fragrance with notes of Meadowsweet, Lady's Bedstraw and a hint of Chamomile."

I also purchased a floral water which is nice for refreshing yourself or your clothing, but nothing else. 

I also picked up a few items from the Nude Purism collection by Catrice. The clear plastic packaging was surprisingly weighty and sustainable. The pigmentation varied, but the consistency was very smooth and had a soft, pearlized finish. 

You should have seen me in Boots.. it was...scary. 
I don't know what overcame me, but I spent so much in so little time... it was so ridiculous that I forced myself to go back and return most of the items. The only items that survived my insanity were the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvets and one Colour Boost whatever thingy. The textures are nice and comfortable and they faded nicely. My only complaints would be a funky, penny scent and the silicone based formula can sometimes separate from the pigment. Still, I'm digging these fellas and maybe this is the lip product that will convince me to branch away from my lipstick obsession/ lifestyle.

From left to right:
Hot Red Pepper, Frambourjois, Nude-ist, and Peach on the Beach

So that's it for now, more posts to come about Sephora, Melt Cosmetics and whatever. For now, enjoy a ridiculous amount of photographs: