Monday, December 31, 2012

Best Nude Lipstick for south asian / indian skin tones! Nars Blonde Venus

If you are in the market for the perfect nude lipstick with a little bit of pop - Nars Blonde Venus is the HG / MLBB shade for you. My lips have a good amount of pigmentation, and this satin lipstick by Nars adds just the right amount of coverage. It's shiny finish makes your lips look fuller, hydrated, and natural. I would describe Blonde Venus as the perfect mix of brown, pink, and peach. It is great for the day time for work as well as night time with a smokey eye. I never need to add a gloss on top, or wear a concealer / lip erase underneath. I tried Honolulu Honey - but it just does not give me enough coverage. 

- Wear time is long - 4-5 hrs
 - It does not settle into the lines of your lips
- Does not bleed
- It is not drying


- $24 / tube.. .but definitely worth it!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Ciment Thermique Heat-Activated Reconstructor Milk

Winter, like all extremes, can be a tough time on your hair. Luckly Kerastase Ciment Thermique is one great product that that protect your hair from the drying effects of winter weather and heat styling. If it is in your budget - this product works better than the Suave heat protectant. I've noticed that Suave tends to cause some build up and loose its efficacy if used too frequently. All you need is a dime size of this product- and work it through your damp hair. Hair is left soft, silky, smelling great, and with no signs of heat damage. I recommend this product 100%!

Merry Christmas to all my readers! Here is a picture from this years Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Gala!

Even the Grinch was smiling :-)