Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2015 Top 10 Picks

It’s that time of the year again when Nordstrom is in the throes of its anniversary sale.

Truthfully, I’m a bit disappointed with the catalog. Last year’s catalog had my mind up in knots deciding what to get. (There was actually one Marc Jacobs watch that got away.)

But nevertheless, here are some of my picks this year just in case you’re wondering. Take note that at this moment some of them have already sold out.

1. Chloe Marcie Tote

Chloe Marcie Tote

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Swatch Day Sunday Vol.3: Getting Bronze-y

Bronzer Collection

Hi, my name is Nikki and I’m a bronzer addict.

Isn’t that how those support groups usually introduce themselves? Admission of an addiction, as they say, is the first step. It has been around 2 years since I first used a bronzer — the MAC Prolongwear Bronzer. And my makeup life has never been the same.

For this episode of Swatch Day Sunday, I bring you some of my bronzers.

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Best of My 2014 Product Round Up

The past year has been amazing. I met people online and offline who are just as addicted to makeup as I am. I, the girl behind her glasses, am extremely thankful to everyone who has taken their time to visit my little corner on the web, liked my posts and commented.

Now, what beauty blog would this be if I don’t list down the most amazing finds I have discovered in 2014? So sit back, relax, grab a cup of tea or hot cocoa, perhaps some biscuits too if you want. Here they are, the best of the best products, in my opinion at least. 😉


Best of 2014 face products


When long hours at work are inevitable and I have to plunge my head on multiple tasks/errands and deadlines, I only trust the Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer (review) to make my makeup last until late into the night. Or when, you know, there’s no time to reapply my makeup for after-work dinner and drinks. In second place is the Purely Cosmetics Oil Absorb Powder (review). Sometimes, I add a little dusting of it if I feel I’m going to be exposed to a more humid environment. It does help in keeping the oilies away for a few more hours. Continue reading

November to December 2014 Product Round Up

November December 2014 products

For the last 2 months, I was going to work with a few simple looks. Some groomed brows, barely there blush and a statement lip color.

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April 2014 Product Round-Up

April 2014 Products
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Hey everyone! There hasn’t been much that went on last April. Aside from starting the Game Changer series and getting addicted to Wayne Goss‘ and Karima of Shameless Fripperies‘ Youtube channel, this month’s product round-up is a short list. Some are new and the others are products I’ve recently rediscovered.

The Newbies:

Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation (OC-1). A total favorite and holy grail material! I’ve set aside all my other foundations and I’ve been using this one everyday. All my thoughts here.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Fire & Ice. I finally found this shade at a Revlon counter. Or maybe I was just too distracted every time I come near one by the Lacquer Balms to explore the lipsticks carefully.

Alba Botanica Good & Clean Pore Purifying Mini Peel. This is a new addition to my skincare. I’ve been using this for two weeks now and I’m in love with how it smells, like a fresh glass of lemonade on a sunny day. I’m giving it a couple more weeks before I give a review.

Topshop Bronzer in Mohawke. I would’ve dubbed it the best bronzer except it doesn’t last that long but it’s matte and neutral. Read my review here. Continue reading