Friday, February 14, 2014

Current loves

Before we begin, look at these pretty flowers that I grew from $2 seed packet. I didn't expect such pretty colours considering the packet had maroon coloured flowers on it.

Pink Aster

Purple Aster

Belly was curious about the contents of my z-palette so here it is.

Pro size z-palette.  I thought it was too tiny for housing all of my SUQQU shadows so I didn't try and it became this.  Z-palette is handy for housing things I should use more.

This is what it looked like at first in October 2013
01 Kakitsubata 06 Ginbudou EX-12 Hisuidama (top right)
Unforgettable Oriole, Sweet Dust Seriema, Grey Go-away Lourie, Blackpepper Jay and Abyssinian Catbird, Angelic
Cockatiels and Periwinkle Cardinal (Some depotting accidents/rage)
Dior 1-colour extreme Gold Touch 546, NARS lhasa, Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color VI720 Ghost, Shiseido Luminizing Satin Face Color WT905 High Beam White

I put away some things I don't reach for.  I added Alchemy and RMK powder

Better view of dips I hope

eh forgot about brow and eyeliner pens and Canmake Blessed Natural Foundation 01 for group photo :(
I added in RBR Fire Tailed Sunbird
Fasio Ultra Curl Lock Volume BK001
Lunasol full glamour gloss ex20A
Canmake Highlight & Retouch Concealer UV
Canmake Cover&Stretch Concealer UV 01
ISEHAN Hyaluronic Acid Collagen moist lip.
Heavy Rotation Volume Lip Essence
THREE Flash Performance eyeliner pencil 09 Child of the Moon
Addiction palette (post now has swatches)

I really like the Heavy Rotation Volume Lip Essence because it makes my lip lines go away and my lips look fuller and it doesn't do anything bad to my lips.  The Lunasol one just makes lip lines go away like ps'ed glossy lips without the heavy feeling.

Random base stuff and thoughts.  Usually I only use Shiseido Face Color WT905 all over face with light hand and Canmake Blessed Natural Foundation 01 in places where I need a bit more colour correction.  My skin is dehydrated and can get really oily on t-zone so I prefer powder products because I don't have to worry about it sliding off my face or something and I'm lazy and I'll be late for work.  I powder/blot down the sunscreen gloss and call it a day most of the time.

L to R
Hada-Labo BB Whitening Cream (dark)
Chantecaille Future Skin Camomile
Chantecaille Future Skin Alabaster
Media Cream Foundation PO-B1
Canmake Cover&Stretch Concealer UV 01 mixed with their Highlight & Retouch Concealer UV
Canmake Cover&Stretch Concealer UV 01
Canmake Highlight & Retouch Concealer UV

Hada-Labo BB Whitening Cream (dark) and Chantecaille Future Skin Camomile look exactly the same to me, in person. Future skin feels lot better on skin.

Chantecaille Future Skin Alabaster, I really want to get this but knowing I will only use it 3 or 5 times a year I will not buy this because $105 AUD.  I like how firm my skin feels with it on but arg $$$

Media Cream Foundation was a cheap thrill. That colour looks wrong for me but it works fine because it is so sheer even with two layers.  The texture is light and very forgiving, no creasing in smile lines and leaves a very radiant skin like finish but that being said I think this only works in cold environments as I can imagine this becoming an oil slick on hot days. This is probably good as a colour correcting base for ladies that like powder foundation.  I will experiment more with this.  Btw this is nothing like the Lunasol cream foundation, it's too sheer and has almost no blemish covering power.

Canmake Cover&Stretch Concealer UV 01 mixed with their Highlight & Retouch Concealer UV is good for under eyes for just smear it all over places and blend well.  It's kind opaque so a little goes a long way.  Probably a little too yellow if not sheered out.


  1. Those asters are absolutely beautiful! I've really enjoyed this peek at your Z-Palette - man, I need more RBR shadows in my life.

  2. Look at those asters! :) This whole post is full of bright candy summery goodness. You have no idea how everything is brightening up my spirits. There's a foot of snow outside, and even the bright sun is depressing for me. Thank you so so much!

    I love those Z Palettes and identify with the rage/depotting situations. :D Haha! It's amazing I have any intact pans of stuff left even though I get a case of the flame crazies. Such beautifully edited pieces you have there.

    1. I'm glad you like those pics, maybe I should post more flowers. I did my depots on my stove with alfoil and just poked them out, no fumes or flames.

  3. OMG those depotted Suqqu... so uniform, so beautiful. Has me drooling.

    1. I would put more in there if I wasn't lazy about attaching magnets on the back :)

  4. Green fingers! Is there anything you can't do?!

    I am highly amused that after my purge, our RBR and Suqqu collections are basically identical XD Not to mention the twinned Addiction 6-pan!

    Will be checking out the Heavy Rotation lip essence immediately! For a lip balm, I recently switched from Moist Lip (used for years) to Pure Collagen SPF25, which is even better IMO :) Maybe one to look at when you use this up?

    1. Well I can't knit and sew but I should learn since it is so difficult buy ready made clothes that fit. I'll stop before epic rant lol

      What are the chances of those suqqu combinations? I have 16 palettes to choose from. My addiction palette looks like that because organize by colour. Btw, do you like the Departure palette?

      I'll check out the collagen lip balm next time :) I hope they don't dc it before I get to it lol