Beauty

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Volume II Eyeshadow Palette | Photos, Swatches, Review

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Volume II Eye Shadow Palette

 

Back in December when I was in New York with my cousin Taj, I picked up the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Volume II Eyeshadow Palette ($47 CAD).  We spent a lot of time in various Sephora stores while we were there and at that time, I was able to swatch this palette that I had been eyeing online, but wasn’t yet available in store in Canada.  I fell in love with the palette and bought it, even though the exchange rate was a killer.  But really, how was I supposed to resist this crease-free eyeshadow palette with eight cool-toned shades?

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MAC x Justine Sky Iridescent Pressed Powder | Photos, Swatches, Review

MAC x Justine Sky Iridescent Pressed Powder

 

It seems like forever since I was in a MAC store, but it was actually during Christmas when I was in New York.  In any case, I haven’t really been keeping up with most of their recent releases.  For a while it seems like I kind of fell out of love with the brand, which is kind of sad, because they are awesome.  But then something caught my eye one day while I was on instagram.  Something that made me sit right up and take notice and put MAC right back at the top of my list of favourite makeup brands.  That something is none other than the MAC x Justine Sky Iridescent Pressed Powder ($32 CAD) from the Future Forward Collection.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Aurora Glow Kit | Photos, Swatches, Review

 

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again because I really, really love the Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kits.  It should really come as no surprise to absolutely anyone that when it was announced that they were releasing yet another one, that I would be all over it like white on rice.  And while I didn’t pick it up right as it was released last month, I certainly didn’t wait until it is available at Sephora to get my hands on the Anastasia Beverly Hills Aurora Glow Kit ($40 USD).

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Crazy Rich Asians: A Novel by Kevin Kwan | Review

I received this book for free from From the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Crazy Rich Asians: A Novel by Kevin Kwan | ReviewCrazy Rich Asians: A Novel by Kevin Kwan
Series: Crazy Rich Asians #1
Published by Doubleday
Published on: June 11, 2013
Genres: Fiction, Asian American
Pages: 416
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Lynn Chen
Length: 13 hours 53 minutes
Source: From the Publisher
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About the Book

Crazy Rich Asians is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season.

When Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home, long drives to explore the island, and quality time with the man she might one day marry. What she doesn't know is that Nick's family home happens to look like a palace, that she'll ride in more private planes than cars, and that with one of Asia's most eligible bachelors on her arm, Rachel might as well have a target on her back.

Initiated into a world of dynastic splendor beyond imagination, Rachel meets Astrid, the It Girl of Singapore society; Eddie, whose family practically lives in the pages of the Hong Kong socialite magazines; and Eleanor, Nick's formidable mother, a woman who has very strong feelings about who her son should--and should not--marry.

Uproarious, addictive, and filled with jaw-dropping opulence, Crazy Rich Asians is an insider's look at the Asian JetSet; a perfect depiction of the clash between old money and new money; between Overseas Chinese and Mainland Chinese; and a fabulous novel about what it means to be young, in love, and gloriously, crazily rich.

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