Yesterday when I wrote my last entry about just having my tooth extracted, I was like, hey this doesn't hurt too bad...and then the anesthesia and pain reliever I'd taken wore off and ouuuuuuuuch! There was a throbbing pain in my mouth which was so bad I couldn't sleep!
Today it still hurts, but much less, I'm happy to report :) Anyway, here are some hauls from last week and this week:
Silk Naturals Organic Lip Gloss - Darling, Pout, Whirlwind, Breathless, Nectar, and Gold Blush.
Available at Silk Naturals, for $4.50 each. Silk Naturals actually does not ship over here to the Philippines, but I got these courtesy of Gel who went on a trip to the US- she charged me a handling fee which I paid via paypal and promptly sent these to me when she got back home in Manila.
There's a number of shades to choose from, and the colors of the ones I chose are purposefully tame. I wanted everyday colors so some of these are sheer and all of them very natural shades.
I swatched them but they probably look very similar or the colors don't really show up.
In the same order: Darling, Pout, Whirlwind, Breathless, Nectar, and Gold Blush.
They go on so smooth and are quite moisturizing, I can just wear these instead of lip balm! Love them. These can be worn alone or with other lip products.
Most of the shades I picked match my skintone pretty well. Darling is just the right peachy shade for me- not too orangey, nice for summer. Pout is a light pink which I'll probably wear when I'm feeling girly. Nectar is the darkest shade among these, but it's not too dark...I find it to be an earthy bronze-red, it's SN's dupre of Clinique's Black Honey lipstick. Gold Blush does not have much tint to it but it has these micro shimmers which I feel make my lips look a bit more lush. Whirlwind is the only one that's kinda off, but I can easily wear this under another lipgloss :)
They smell slightly like play doh but it's not too bothersome and goes away after a short while. I wish SN would ship to the Phils again, want more of these.
Btw, Gel is selling cosmetics she picked up during her trip. To visit her shop, click here.
I also got a few items from the Elf Studio line, thank you so much to Seppie for organizing a pooling of orders!
ELF Studio Powder Brush and Studio Complexion Brush. Made of Taklon hairs.
A closer look at the Powder Brush- can't wait to use this with liquid foundie!
And the Complexion Brush. Used this already and it's very soft, blends blush nicely.
Also got the Blush and Bronzer Duo. Love that the case looks so sleek and the mirror in the compact. Both the blush and bronzer are quite pigmented, so a light hand should be used. They both also contain shimmers, the blush being more shimmery. Now I like shimmery blushes, but this is a bit too shimmery for me. Will use at night. Also have a Studio Eyebrow Kit on the way.
And something from Etsy's yart sale:
A reusable bag from The Birch Tree. It was only around $5, and was up for free international shipping. The seller is based in the UK, replied very quickly to my inquiries, and shipped the item only a few hours after I ordered! That was so cool. I like the tote, it reminds me of that character from Donnie Darko. It reached our house within a week, and came with a free greeting card :)
Wow, I feel like I have loads of catching up to do with your blogs :)