Quick EOTD – Guerlain Ombre Eclat

I got this palette a long time ago, but I had forgotten to feature it!

Here is the Guerlain Ombre Eclat 4 Eyeshadow Palette in Bronze Dore!

Many people such as Mona, Nic Nic, Yumeko, and Diana (Mayaari) have it,
so I know I’m in good hands!

This eyeshadow quad is VERY pricey – $58 on Sephora, around 8000 JPY (more than $80) in Japan! Even at the duty free in Japan, it is around $55! I bought mine online from a seller on Rakuten for about $40!

The texture is LOVELY! All the colors are buttery smooth, they don’t crease, and they have a very lovely sheen!

I like to wear the cream color as a highlight, the dark green in my outer corner, and either the light green or the bronze as a lid color (and blend with the other color).

A very quick FOTD!

Oooooh black roots! I need to go color my hair pretty soon!!!!

Hope everyone is having a great day!!

xoxo, K

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Pressed pigments and FOTD!

I pressed some pigments and loose mineral eyeshadows!

Loose eyeshadow is really messy and hard to use so I pressed them!

I pressed the pigments with rubbing alcohol. Mineral eyeshadows flake if they are pressed with only alcohol. I didn’t want to spend money to buy a pressing medium, so I mixed a little bit of glycol with the alcohol to press it.

There are a million tutorials on pressing pigments/eyeshadows on youtube, so I won’t go into the details, but I didn’t do anything special after pressing them.

Palette #1

MAC Your Ladyship Pigment
EDM Ginger Peach
EDM Mystic Night
EDM In The Garden

Palette #2

Jesse’s Girl Pixie Dust
EDM Pink Snowflakes
EDM Samba Lessons
EDM Autumn Afternoon

Palette #3

The Face Shop Shiny Green
MAC Dark Soul Pigment
EDM Bird Bath

Palette #4

MAC Shimmer Time Pigment
MAC Deep Purple Pigment
I’m still not sure if these are the way I want to arrange my quads!

I did a quick EOTD with Palette #2

Base: MAC Rubenesque Paint Pot
Lid Color: Pink Snowflakes
Outer corner: Samba Lessons
Blending color: Autumn Afternoon
Brow highlight: Pixie Dust
Mascara: Covergirl Lashblast Waterproof
I made some quiche this weekend as well!
A crustless quiche with spinach, bacon, mushrooms and onions!
Cheese is really expensive in Japan, so I substituted cream cheese in the egg mixture.

What yummy foods have you made recently?

xoxo, K
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quick love from Old Cow! & FOTD!!!!

Old Cow sent me something!

Aren’t these SOOOOO beautiful?
Wow, I was amazed!
Old Cow makes shiny fings.
Get them at Worship At The House Of Blues!

Being the super generous person that she is, she sent me a lot of stuff!

The box at the front contains the earrings!

She also got me some sheet masks and hair masks!

My Beauty Diary Sheet Masks!

Hair mask samples!

She noticed that I love hair treatments!
Yes, you are sooo right!

Did you see that she put a sweet note into EACH of her packages?
WOW!!! She is SO thoughtful!

Let’s put on the earrings!

Made with sterling silver, Swarovski pearls and crystals!

The purple crystals inspired me to play with purple eyeshadow again!
Wow, a FOTD! It has been like FOREVER since I did one of these!

Here’s what I used!

The Face:
Everyday Minerals Light Olive foundation, Mint concealer, Natural Reflections Light finishing powder
Skin Food Peach Sake powder (I know a LOT of you want a review of this!)
Makeup protector facial mist

The Eyes:
MAC Shimmer Time loose pigment
Everyday Minerals Mystic Night Eyeshadow
Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow 8 pan Twighlight Rays
Revlon Color Stay Eyeliner / Liquid Eyeliner (I LOVE this. Even better than K-Palette 24 hr IMO!)
Mascara primer
Cover Girl Lash Blast Waterproof (I WISH I could get another one of these!)
Bipo Eyebrow Pencil & Eyebrow sealant
…and various brushes

The Cheeks:
Main color – EDM Waffle Cone Blush (I find loose blush easier to use if I decant it into the sample jars)
Contour – Celebulous Jewelrina Cheek
Highlight – Milani Beach Sand

And nothing on my lips! (Yes, my lips were cooperating with me today!)

A bit of cam whoring since I never do that!

My new department had a welcome party for me!
I’m the youngest person there! Everyone is in their mid 40s!
I still had a great time, and I got to know them much better!
I got some very pretty flowers!

Our secretary said that she requested orange flowers and a sunflower because they remind her of me!
How sweet of her!!!!
See the bumpy thing in the middle? (It’s right above the word “bihada” in the watermark)
That’s a pineapple!!! How summery!!!

Compare these flowers with the ones given to me at my farewell party (for my previous group):

Orange flowers again!
Apparently people associate me with orange flowers!!

Hope you are all having a great week!

xoxo, K

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EOTD: gold & purple, and lighting help!!

Thank you to everyone who gave me advice before on how to take a picture of your EOTD.
I was like, “why should I take it in front of a mirror???”, but once I tried it, DUH!

I’m still having problems with my lighting.

In the morning, the sunlight is too bright in my room and it washes out my eyeshadow.
Here are some afternoon pics for comparison!

By the way, the eyeshadow is much much much darker in person. I have no idea why it does not show up AT ALL in the pics!!!!

Natural light
(near a window)

Artificial light
(my living room with the light on)

With Flash

So which one did you like the best?

Oh yeah… What I used:
– cream shadow as primer
– EDM Hot Chocolate all over
– Kate Gradical Eyes WN-1 on outer corner
– Kate Gel Eyeliner GN-1
– Cover Girl Volume Exact Mascara

xoxo, K

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Thank you Iyah / EOTD: Green!?!?

I’m going on vacation to Guam from Wednesday and will be back Sunday.
Don’t know where Guam is? Here, it’s a US territory FILLED with Japanese tourists.

I’m going to be the typical Japanese tourist, but it IS a US territory… which means I’m gonna do some MAJOR HAULING off of my wishlist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOHOO!!!!!

AND… I’m going to meet up with some beauty blogger ladies from Guam!!!!

PS: Where is the cheapest place to buy NYX in Guam? The fragrance outlet at the GPO?


Most people who have been reading beauty blogs recently will know “she who must not be named.”
You can read about her here / here / here (any other girls want to add their link?)

But today’s post is not directly about her.
Iyah very kindly sold me the 6 NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow pencils that were mentioned in this post.

SOOOOO I got to try out the NYX Jumbo Pencils that I’ve been LEMMING for… and for such a very sweet price!!

The package came only 5 days after posting! This has got to be a record!

Wait a minute…
Iyah has thrown in some extras!!!!!!!!!

Awwww what a sweet note! And what cute stationery!

I used to live in the suburbs of NYC.
Which means that I don’t have a I heart NY anything…
This would be pretty cool to flaunt here in Japan!!!

BB cream samples! Yay!


(from left, Gold / Lemon / Strawberry Milk / Pots & Pans / Yogurt / French Fries)

I did an EOTD with the Lemon because I’m so scared of green.
After blue comes green!!!

As Wuzzy commented, “the beauty bloggers are helping each other crawl out of their shells!!”

All of the next three are the same, but under different lighting.
Which looks the most realistic?

What I used:

  • NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Lemon up to crease
  • Blended out with light brown e/s
  • Dark brown e/s blended into outer corner
  • Lined eyes with Olive Green Gel Liner
  • Mascara primer + Mascara

Maybe I should try orange next, like Jamilla suggests!

xoxo, K

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