clockwise from top: the New DiorShow Mascara, DiorSkin Nude Air Serum Foundation, DiorAddict Lip Glow

Some summer upgrades!
The new DiorShow formula pretty good so far. The old formula made my eyes obnoxiously dry but I kept coming back because it's the only mascara that helps my pin straight (ugh) lashes hold a curl. Apparently the tube has been altered to push less air into the bottle when you return the wand, which leads to less drying of the product (a major complaint of mine and many others) as well as dispense less product. I'm not so excited about dispensing less product, I'm sure it was the result of lessening air entry that affected the wiper but it's dispensing less than I'd like. Now the look is more defined rather than bulked up which is not what most users are used to with the old DiorShow. It's comparable to MAC's Haute & Naughty mascara in the way that it's the same brush that has two different wipers for completely different results. Perhaps it could have been thought out a little better.
DiorSkin Nude Air is my first foray into serum foundations. I'm loving it so far, it actually does feel like air, looks insanely natural and has a slightly buildable coverage. Shade 21 with MAC Pro Long Wear concealer in NC25 is a perfect match. I haven't been this satisfied with a foundation since I found Boots Beautifully Matte a few years ago. 
I'm on my third tube of DiorAddict Lip Glow. Nuff said.



I know I've been MIA lately, but that'll change eventually. Until then I'll leave you with these. Say hi to my new addition, Rei! As I suspected, it's extremely dangerous working next door to Agent Provocateur/letting the sales girls have my phone number. But the ribbons are the same color as my Cindy and Jaccinta sets so it's like I've got one happy ultra bright family.



I don't usually like vampire flicks and the first episode gives off insanely gross pedophile vibes (not so much in the manga though) but this is the best show on television rn. Plus I really want to dress like Mika. Give me a long white hooded cape and thigh high boots, okay!



Easing myself into all white looks for spring. I've always been a fairly monochromatic girl so this only makes sense, however I do like to eat so it doesn't make sense because I've already spilled hot cheeto dust all over myself. I know, classy.



I've been living in these loose jeans, don't judge me. Also I've been trying to get more comfortable with daytime drag looks (in this case a light smoky eye and deep mauve to pale pink ombre lips) since I have an interview with MAC on Monday (!!!). My makeup hoarding is about to get waaaaay worse.



clockwise from top left: Club, Beautiful Iris, Motif, All That Glitters
Purples and Pinks for my spring palette. Club is a plum and green holographic shadow that looks fantastic as a sharp graphic cat eye. Beautiful Iris is a gorgeous sheer violet that looks amazing on its own, used as a highlighter, with a deep lip or paired with Motif, which is a peach and lavender holographic shadow that also looks great on its own or paired with a red lip. Last but not least, All That Glitters is the perfect versatile pinky silvery rose that literally can work its way into any look. I think it's great to have a little compact palette of all the colors that can work with any look. It's definitely easier than trying to shove my palette of 18 shadows in my bag for sure.



I've been on the market for an eye gloss ever since my discontinued Calvin Klein Clear Eye Gloss exploded for no apparent reason. I know I'll never be able to find a clear eye gloss that good again, seeing as my search throughout the internet merely brought me to MAC's Studio Eye Gloss, which comes in white, black, burgundy and champagne. They're fairly sheer, very glittery (the photo is a pretty clear indicator of that) and incredibly sticky, like my eyelid literally stuck to my brush and fingers as I was putting it on. Not to stress, that feeling eventually fades as it settles. It looks nice layered over a smoky eye to add depth and dimension or on its own for a sheer slick. Plus the glitter is actually not so noticeable once it's on, so it's not a full on drag type of situation. It definitely took a few tries to get the right look, but I've settled on layering it over eyeliner for a greasy lived in cat eye with a light wash of it over a bare lid.


There's something about a red lip and a white tee that really appeals to me for spring. It's dressed up, it's dressed down, it's the perfect equilibrium for pared down chic. That only means I need to wear baggy jeans and ultra ladylike shoes to match... and maybe a big ass ghetto chain necklace, just for safe measure.