A couple of months back, a friend sent me an early sneak peek of the Dior Fluid Stick by Allure magazine. I shared it on Instagram and it had me very intrigued. The reason was two-fold. First, the packaging reminds me of the very much more affordable Maybelline Lip Polish (which are really nice by the way!).

Second, Dior had a product called Lip Fluid back in 2005/2006 that I actually really liked using. It came in the Dior Addict packaging, with a solid coloured opaque tube, and was a liquid lipstick that was creamy, well pigmented and very nice. Loved it and was sad to see it discontinued. Seeing a similar formula return was surprising and intriguing.

dior fluid stick applicator3 Almost but not quite a fan of the Dior Addict Fluid Sticks though they win big on colour

So yes, I was very excited about the Dior Addict Fluid Stick, which is touted to be a hybrid lip product, that is liquid and shiny like a gloss, highly pigmented like a lipstick and with a thin film that offers comfort.

The problem is, once I got hold of a few, I realised that these are quite possibly the first Dior lip products that I have little love for icon sad Almost but not quite a fan of the Dior Addict Fluid Sticks though they win big on colour

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I noticed recently that I’ve accumulated an insane number of makeup brushes. I know, I just have one face, but I am always curious about what’s out there and how I could find an even better product. Hence my insane brush accumulation. So, I decided to try to blog about 1 brush in a week, just to share my thoughts on brushes that I like or dislike. Operative word here is “try” icon razz Wayne Goss Brush 1 makes foundation application a dream if you get it right

I already have a number of reviews about various makeup brushes over the years. It’s one of the things I don’t give away nor toss if they don’t work for me, unlike makeup or skincare. Perhaps it’s because they don’t really expire, so I just keep them on hand icon smile Wayne Goss Brush 1 makes foundation application a dream if you get it right

So that’s the niceties out of the way, I’m going to tell you a little more about the Wayne Goss Brush 1 face brush.

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I was going to start with one of my most used brushes but it turns out that they were all unwashed and this was clean, so here we go icon razz Wayne Goss Brush 1 makes foundation application a dream if you get it right

The Wayne Goss Brush 1 is one of the original brushes launched by makeup artist Wayne Goss who makes videos under his popular Gossmakeupartist channel. For those who may be used to a flat paddle type brush, a round brush like one, with its slanted tip may be a novelty. However, for those who are already familiar with Japanese makeup brushes this is a familiar shape and style. It won’t come as a surprise therefore to learn that Wayne Goss brushes are made in Japan and of very high quality.

The WG Brush 1 is round, with a slanted, flat tip. The bristles are a mix of goat hair and synthetic fibre and this is in fact, a duo-fibre brush. What makes it different from a stippling brush is the density and length of the hair. It took me a while to warm up to this brush, but once I did, I love it icon smile Wayne Goss Brush 1 makes foundation application a dream if you get it right

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instagram 7 Highlights of Instagram Vol. 7 : A Brush with Travel

Wooh! How quickly the weeks fly by, and before we know it, we just ended the first quarter of 2014! How was it for you guys? Did you have a good start to the year? Or was it kicking you in the butt?

I pretty much got kicked around the first few months of 2014 but the thing is that when you’re down, you can’t get much lower so the best thing to do is pick yourself up and continue on your journey. It’s the best way to stay sane and remember, positivity breeds positivity! No matter how dark the clouds might seem.

On that rather ruminative note, here’s some highlights of what I’d been up to on Instagram in the past fortnight. There’s lots more of course, but I don’t want to bore you so here are just some of my favourites.

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A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend the Lancôme Little Black Bottle art exhibition which was basically artwork by 20 artists from all over the world and their perception or interpretation of the iconic Little Black Bottle, or the Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate bottle. This is one of Lancome’s bestselling products worldwide (my mom loves it!) so they wanted to have it immortalised and interpreted on canvas.

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Let’s be honest. I’m no art connoisseur. I can’t even appreciate art. I won’t even pretend to, although I look like I’m concentrating really hard on the picture. I think I was thinking about whether I wanted another glass of wine icon razz New! Lancôme Advanced Génifique Yeux Youth Activating Eye cream at the Little Black Bottle Exhibition

What I could appreciate however, were the delicious morsels of hor d’oeuvres going around the hall as well as the very good champagne and fruit juices accompanying it. That’s dinner sorted then! icon wink New! Lancôme Advanced Génifique Yeux Youth Activating Eye cream at the Little Black Bottle Exhibition

But just because I’m a philistine doesn’t mean you are one too! So I’m going to show you a selection of the art interpretations for your viewing pleasure and tell you about the forthcoming Advanced Génefique Yeux Eye cream.

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