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Sunday Riley Luna: The Magic That Didn’t Happen Overnight

Sunday Riley Luna Oil, the blue concoction that makes skincare devotees going ga-ga, especially after several famous bloggers stating the wonders that it does after one night of usage.

Well, yeah, it didn’t happen to me. Not in one night, sorry.

I’m not worried though, because every skincare product reacts and affects differently on people, whether it’s the results or the time that it takes. I won’t sweat it.

Before I start, I’d like to state this first. I was very lucky that I won Luna in a Sunday Riley‘s giveaway. I honestly didn’t expect it at all. From the list of prizes, which didn’t have this product in it, I would’ve been very happy if I received anything from the line. So when they contacted me and said that the prize is Luna, I was absolutely over the moon. I believe the product had just been launched by then, so it literally felt like I won a lottery. It still does.

Although I planned on getting Luna eventually, I definitely wasn’t prepared on receiving one so soon. I never used any retinol-based product previously and I had not read anything much about this ingredient. That being said, I somewhat refrained myself from reading reviews on Luna. Just because I want to make sure that I stay neutral in my opinion. And really, to feel the full experience on Luna.

Let’s get to it.

Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil.

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PIXI Glow Tonic – Yes with Caution

It seems, “Double Toning” is all the raaaage lately. It just means using two toners, an exfoliating toner and a hydrating one. I’ve been doing this for more than a couple of years now, not knowing of this term until a while ago. Or maybe it has been there for a long time, I’m just the one who doesn’t read enough :p
So when famous names in the beauty world started to rave about this particular step, I was like patting myself on the back. I’m on the right track here.

It just sort of comes natural to me, to put a hydrating toner on top of exfoliating toner, which is usually more acidic and tends to be drier on the skin. Just to keep things balanced. It’s logical.

My first (accidental) encounter with exfoliating toner is none other than First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads and I still use it to this date. Second one, which apparently is also an exfoliating toner, is the Blemish Patrol Pads from the same brand. I can’t say enough about these two workhorse wonders. There are also a few others that I’ve tried.

Set that aside, I’m adding the cult-favorite PIXI Glow Tonic to join my arsenal.

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LoTW: Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet 09 Happy Nude Year

It’s nothing but a good sign when I get different shades from a lipstick line. With all the rage of liquid matte lipsticks storming into the beauty world, I’m still sticking to this one. After the success of all the other three shades, adding two new shades into the collection sounds like a well-reasoned idea.

In this post, I’ll be talking about one of them first, Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet 09 Happy Nude Year.

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Peach Eyes with Purple Glitter Liner

I’m getting more and more encouraged to be more playful with my eye makeup lately. First and foremost, I’m not that skilled with it and secondly, I’m just too comfortable with my neutrals. Both combined, I’m stuck with one (or two) neutral eye shadows during a makeup routine. That being said, I can’t get my eyes off of the beautiful eye shadow offerings in multitude of shades. So, I (kinda) promised at myself that I will at least give a little more effort every now and then (more on the now), so I can justify the purchases of these more colorful items.

And here’s one of those efforts..

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