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Hi! Thanks for visiting ^_^ My social media platforms: Instagram: meowmier Youtube: http://goo.gl/U5SnNM (formerly under the username francesvlogs but I don't have access to that anymore). I don't really do videos anymore simply because I think blog posts are more informative. Hope you enjoyed your time here! :)

Friday, August 31, 2012

Good stuff alert-- Diorskin Nude Skin-glowing Makeup and Rouge Dior nude lipstick!

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Guys guys guys!!!

So when I saw this blog post from a Taiwanese blogger... I ran to the mall the next day (which was yesterday after class XD)  to see the products in person >_< ... and splurged >.<

First of all... I blame Natalie Portman... why does she have to look SO FREAKING HOT in the ad campaign?!!??!?!?!?!!?! >.<
"The New Nude" :D  I'm very tempted to check out all the products from this line... or maybe not. My wallet wouldn't appreciate it >.<

Anyway I tried the two products the Taiwanese blogger 小季 recommended and fell in love with both T_T I don't usually dish out so much money for one lipstick ($30 is pretty much pushing my limit) but I did end up spending $32 on this nude lipstick ToT I actually don't feel so bad about purchasing the lipstick because all the earning will proceed to the Free Children Association (Natalie Portman's choice of charity)  :D  I believe the products launch date is 9/1 but the sales associate at Macy's was willing to pull the products out for me ahead of time XD





The rich texture. Exactly the kind of texture I look for when I'm testing out foundations :D

Isn't it gorgeous >.<

It is rare for me to purchase foundations without sampling them first. I wore it yesterday for the rest of the afternoon/night after having the makeup artist put it on my face. It wore pretty well (much much better than the Dior Fusion Wear)  But I'll have to wear it more before I can give a solid review :)


This lipstick is SO tiny compared to all my other ones


This is the most luxurious-feeling lipstick I've ever tried in my life.... O_O no wonder it costs an arm and a leg. It feels great on my lips! Again full review for these products will come later ^_^ Just want to share these products with you guys cuz I'm so excited about them ^______________^  I promise reviews are coming up >.< Sorry sorry I keep getting sidetracked LMAO.

Have you guys tried anything exciting lately? What's a makeup product that you're most excited about?? :D

Review is now up! Please click here to check it out ^_^

Monday, August 27, 2012

FOTD-- Soft & Girly

Hi guys!


So I did this very soft eye look, made girly by the bright pink lipstick (which doesn't show up that well in the video... =_=), maybe a bit flirty too from the false lashes? =P Anyway this is just a FOTD video, not really a tutorial cuz it's so simple xD I hope you guys like it!

Products used:
1. Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in #52 Vanilla
2. bareMinerals Prime Time eyelid primer
3. Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette in Suspect
4. Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette in Snakebite
5. K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner (upper lash line)
6. Milani Infinite Liquid Eyeliner in 05 Everlast (my skin is so dry now this eyeliner actually lasts all day nowadays just like my MAC Liquidlast)
7. Highlight, as well as the brush I used to highlighting and blusher are from IPSA Face Color Palette in #201
8. Majolica Majorca Lash Bone Black Fiber In (mascara primer)
9. Majolica Majorca Lash Enamel Glamour Volume On (mascara)
10. Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Medium Ash/Medium Brown
11. Etude House Lovely Cookie Blush in #2 Strawberry Choux
12. Aveda Mineral Loose Powder
13. Canmake Shading Powder (contour)
14. Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in 090 Sweet Tart
15. D.U.P False lashes in #912
16. D.U.P Eyelashes Fixer EX

<3 Frances

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Products I Enjoyed for Summer 2012

Hi guys!

So today I compiled a small list of products I enjoyed over this last summer. I actually didn't really realize I have a small number of subscribers on my Youtube channel XD And I feel bad that I so rarely ever upload videos on there. So instead of writing a post about it I made a video for you guys! I hope you enjoy =D

Excuse my stuttering. It's been a while XD

Products mentioned:
1. Origins clay mask Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask
2. Shiseido Pureness Matifying Moisturizer
3. Loreal Infallible Eye Shadow in Bronzed Taupe
4. Naruko Rose & Botanic HA Aqua Cubic Hydrating Mask
5. Turbie Twist

Have a great weekend guys ^_^

<3 frances="frances">

Friday, August 24, 2012

I bought a dress!!! ... and a purse

Hi guys!

So... this is a completely random post XD I bought this dress... IMPULSIVELY.

It's from a store called Lucaya and it's a bit pricy... I like it and my roommie who isn't into leopard prints at all really likes it too! The dress looks much better in person cuz it's so flowy :P hmmmmmmmmmm I'm thinking about keeping it... but seriously when the hell am I gonna wear this =________________=

Yeah yeah I have massive arms I know I know lololol. But this dress makes me look so curvy XD ... well not from the front =P  by the way I so short the dress was dragging on the floor XD will need a pair of good tall heels to go with this. 

Anyway! Saw this dress at Forever 21 (which I didn't purchase) and it called to that deeply buried side of me that adores the gothic style =P it doesn't look that gothic in this pic but the dress actually has lacing details on the corset part

Oh the purse I purchased is from Aldo Accessories... I wanted this bag at the beginning of the summer and now it's on sale!!! WIN!!!!!
In person it's a pale yellow... definitely doesn't look so florescent ahaha. Bad pic indeed baaaad pic. Although I'm still looking for a nice, neutral, earth toned purse that will go with everything... the shoulder straps on my current purse are so worn and frayed... hmmm need replacement >.< 

this is a much better picture of the purse ahaha. Natural sunlight

Did you guys know Lady Gaga came out with her own perfume? I literally ran to Sephora to smell it because I was SO curious what it's gonna smell like XD It actually smells pretty good! Pleasant. Which I'm kind of surprised. You know... I was wondering since Lady Gaga goes so much out of her way to be "weird" or unorthodox or whatev, if her perfume was gonna smell very interesting XD turns out it's a pleasant scent I do like it.

The cap of the perfume is actually the shape of a claw! It's pretty cool. Representative of Monsters I guess :P Have you guys smelled this? If so, what are your thoughts on it? =P

That's all I have to share today... I'm off to bed now. Thanks for reading my random post XD

Night world!

<3 Frances

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Rest of my Taiwan Haul =D

Hi guys!

Greetings from America again! =D I'm finally back lol. School just started so I'm hoping to blog as much as I can before things get too hectic. Anyway! So today I just want to quickly share the rest of the stuff I got from Taiwan!

Naruko-- Tea Tree Oil Out Peeling Gel
This is a pretty nice exfoliating gel, since I can't find the exfoliating gel I used to use anymore--- It's the type of exfoliator that turns the dead/old skin into little flakes that come off as you massage the gel in. It's supposed to be for oily skin but honestly I think all skin types can use it. 

Hmmm not sure what the English name will be for this. 廣源良 菜瓜精華露
It contains extracts of matricaria and cucumber. It's supposed to be cooling and moisturizing and really good for soothing the skin after sun exposure. I didn't purchase this, my cousin gave/recommended it to me lol. Has anyone used this before?

Stiefel Physiogel Lotion
I originally heard about this product from bubzbeauty from a while ago and she raved about how absolutely moisturizing this lotion is (the bottle looks different and the name is slightly different too though). I have to say I am quite surprised at how moisturizing this thing is too! Especially for a lotion. Right now my skin is super, sufferingly dry-- still trying to adjust to the drier climate here in the US as opposed to scorching hot/humid in Taiwan. I've been switching between Physiogel and Embryolisse concentrate which is more like a cream. Both of them are excellent moisturizers if you have dry skin and I would definitely recommend both. This lotion is definitely not for summer or oily skin though. By the way it's a German product and made in Ireland.

FANCL washing powder, toner and lotion
I've been wanting to try FANCL products forever! Main reason for the absolute no use for any preservatives in their products. All their products are only good for 3 months once you open them so you're supposed to use them up within that time frame. And for that reason all their products come in smaller sizes so consumers will be able to finish them. Can't wait to try them!

Burberry Sheer Luminous Fluid Foundation
So apparently Burberry just came out with the "Velvet" long wear fluid foundation =_________________________= Didn't get to try that one out in Taiwan cuz it's part of the fall collection I think. Dammit. LOL. Anyway a review will be coming up soon for this foundation. This is actually my big regretful purchase this summer... lol oh well I will explain it in the review.

Maquillage Perfect Multi Compact
I think this is another regretful purchase unfortunately... but I still need to give it a couple of chances. But so far I honestly think this is a great powder for dry or normal skin. It just doesn't really work on my combination skin. We'll see how it holds up now I'm in the US. There are three shades for this compact foundation-- 11, 22 and 33. Mine is 22 and it's quite light (I'd say around NC20). 22 has more yellow undertone while 11 has more pink tone (so I'd say NW20). 33 is a lot darker, probably for NC30.

AK false lashes in #609
Saw them on a Taiwanese blogger and I thought they looked sooo gorgeous/natural on her. At least they look natural in photography lol. They look so dramatic on me because my eyes are so small lol. They are black stemmed but the band is so thin that they are very comfortable to wear.

Hmmm what do you call this thing? LOL it's supposed to be for hair-plucking XD
It's kind of too weak for my eye brow hair... maybe I'll use it on my mustache? ahahah

Fasio Ultra Curl Lock Mascara Volume (interesting name I know lol)
I love comb mascaras and just wanted to try this cuz there was a sale lol. Although I haven't used this particular mascara before I've used Fasio mascaras before, and from what I can remember, they are mind-blowingly good for curls.

Za mascara base
Again with the sale lol. Just wanted to try something different than Majorlica Majorca primer

Naruko Rose & Botanic HA Aqua Cubic Hydrating Mask
I ADORE this mask! I was gonna get more of these but I ran out of time :T it just feels really nice and moisturizing. I actually brought this onto the plane with me and it felt so good that I didn't want to take the mask off ahaha.

Steaming eye masks??? Is that how it's translated? lol
I read about this on a Taiwanese blog and was intrigued. The eye mask heats up when you put it on and it actually releases steam???? When I took off the mask there was actually moisture on my face lol. It was nice but I won't be repurchasing. I feel like the heat isn't enough so I kept pressing the mask to my eyes so it feels warmer. but then again you wouldn't want to burn your eyes XD

Assortment of masks
I got so many masks lol! I just showed one of each kind I got. I restocked on my favorite My Beauty Diary Arbutin whitening masks =D The lifting sheet mask from Face Q is actually very interesting, maybe I will show it in another post =P

That's all I have! Sorry I'm rushing this post a bit... but I'm so tired and sleepy. Let me know if you want reviews from any of these products? 

Until my next post, hope everyone's doing well!