Beauty Bits & Bobs

Looking Sick, Asia’s Next Big Beauty Trend

looking sick beauty trend

Much to my horror Etude House launched their Proof Ten Shiny Eye Sticks in Korean about two years ago to endorse the puffy eye beauty trend. Seriously? How many times have you heard me moan, whine, and moan some more about my puffy eyes. I have larger eyes and when they are puffy I look old and positively scary. Mothers hide their crying children when I pass by, lakes of water freeze over, and milk spoils when my eyes are presented to the world in such a state.

It isn’t pretty.

Around 2013, the puffy eye look was pretty huge in Korea and on some levels it is still a bit of a trend. To get the look products like Proof Ten Shiny Eye Sticks could be applied under the lower eye area, a little below your natural lash line. The colors used would be softer, iridescent shades and these would create a puffy effect. If you’re younger you might just be able to rock the look! If you already have puffy eyes, guess what? You’re so freaking trendy!

Personally it’s not a look I personally loved.

Fast forward and this week it’s all about looking sick. This isn’t really a new look in all honesty but suddenly has become a topic of interested within the Western world. Girls within Japan and the cosplay world have been embracing what these articles have dubbed the “sick” look for quite a while.


Do You Buy Beauty To Make Yourself Feel Better?

bad day beauty

You ever have one of those days when the world is crumbling around you, fire is raining down upon your head, and hell has surely frozen over? Let me tell ya, that’s a rarity for me. I’m just that type of girl that never has bad days but I’ve been just having a hell of a month and today, ugh today, I need a hug please, like ASAP. I laugh and smile my way through life about 364 days of the year but I’m stressed to the point I’m about to burst today! Phew!

Someone tweeted me today, thanks K, that I should go buy some makeup or a new fragrance. Ahh blessed retail therapy! It’s NOT a fix but it sure does help sometimes.

So, tell me, do you sometimes indulge in a little beauty to make yourself feel better after a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day?

Or perhaps you feel like it’s dangerous to indulge when you’re not feeling bad because you fear overspending?

Do treat your bad days to a little beauty retail?

I do and don’t. If I’m having a bad day, like today, I’m actually not even in the mood to shop! But sometimes, like, TMI ahead, if I’m PMisng, I do indulge in a little retail therapy because lord knows new lipstick takes your mind off cramps like a double dose of Midol!

It’s a funny thing! As obsessed as I am with makeup, beauty,’s weird to be like “OMG please I DO NOT NEED makeup in my life right now!” I tend to just shut myself off when I’m stressed or feeling bad and beauty is not going to solve my issues at all!

So I guess it depends.

Tell me when and if you practice retail therapy!


It Cosmetics CC+ Your Way To Radiant Skin Collection

It Cosmetics CC+ Your Way To Radiant Skin Collection QVC March Today's Special Value

The It Cosmetics CC+ Your Way To Radiant Skin Collection is a new 5 Piece Makeup Collection featuring the new It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Illumination that will be available on March 27th, 2015 on QVC!

Take a look!


Chapstick Aloha Coconut Review

If you like piƱa coladas and getting caught in the rain you might just love Chapstick Aloha Coconut! This delicious new Chapstick flavor is available for a limited this Spring/Summer 2015 as part of the new range of Chapstick Tropical Paradise Collection and it is yummy!

Chapstick Aloha Coconut
P.S. Do you love the dancers in the back of the video or what?! So much eye candy! Rupert’s hair, his glasses, his big white teeth, those dance moves…!


NYC New York Color Smooth Skin BB Radiance Perfecting Powder Review & Swatches

New York Color Smooth Skin BB Radiance Perfecting Powder

NYC New York Color Smooth Skin BB Radiance Perfecting Powder ($3.99) just recently launched in two shades selections for Spring 2015 that will be available permanently at drugstores. I absolutely adore NYC New York Color Smooth Skin BB Creme and I thought that NYC New York Color Smooth Skin BB Radiance Perfecting Powder would be something nice to set it to in the Summer when the weather is warmer.

As you now I have drier skin and I rarely set my makeup with powder or wear powder foundations, etc…! However, in the Summer I do reach for powder more often than not. Since I do NYC’s BB Creme formula I thought paired up with this powder I could get a nice, sheer natural look that would wear all day as lord knows on a humid Manhattan day there’s no way the BB Creme along will stick around without setting with powder.

Let’s take a look!