Product Review: Anna Sui Nail Polish Relaunch (2015): Shimmers, Sparkles, and More

IMG_20150525_163433653

As promised, here is my second review of some nail colors from the revamped Anna Sui collection. Last time I looked at three speckled cremes; here, I’ll show you a few other shades and textures.

Oh, and I forgot to mention the packaging design last week — it’s a new one, with a bell-shaped bottle and a little bird in some flowers on the cap.

Continue reading

Product Review: Aroma M Camellia Cleansing Oil

cassatt toilette

The independent perfume line Aroma M has quietly expanded its catalogue to include a line of camellia oil-based skincare products, adding new items one by one. I’m already a devoted fan of the collection’s facial oil and hair oil, but the Camellia Cleaning Oil took me a while longer to try. That’s only because I’ve never cleansed with oils before, as much as I love them for post-washing treatment. I don’t know why; the time just had to be me right for me to experiment.

Continue reading

Product Review: Anna Sui Nail Polish Relaunch (2015): Cremes [UPDATED information and photos]

anna sui cremes

I recently promised more information on the new Anna Sui polishes that I’ve been sampling, so here is the first of two posts reviewing them!

I’ve been trying three cremes from the new range of 45 colors, and I’m really having fun with them. Arranged left to right in the photo above, they are Mint Green, Vanilla White, and Caramel Beige. All three have contrasting flecks of color for a “speckled” effect.

Continue reading

Product Review: Avene Ultralight Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion with SPF 50

avene sunscreen

Summer weather has arrived early in my part of the world (where did spring go?!), and I’m updating my suncare regimen to combat the season’s intense sunlight and longer daylight.

I’m still loyal to Pratima’s Neem Rose Face Sunscreen, but sometimes I just don’t have the time to make a trip to SoHo to buy a new bottle, and I refuse to pay Pratima’s high shipping fees, so I’ve been looking for something to alternate with the Neem Rose. Continue reading