I have a phobia of cream blushes.

There I’ve said it. I first tried cream blushes with Becca Turkish Rose. It was gorgeous but I could never get the hang of blending and applying it naturally. So, much as I’m tempted by all the lovely pictures and uses of Benefit Cosmetic’s Benetint and Posietint (See Kahani, Tine and Geekchic) I can’t see myself getting or using them as I’m such a klutz with cream/liquid blushes.

stila lillium Review: Makeup: Stila Convertible Color Cheek and Lip   Lillium

Enter Stila Convertible Color Dual Cheek and Lip. A cream cheek and lip product. It acts as a cream blush or as a lip colour. Personally I think it works better as a cheek color and I’ll explain why below.

The packaging is pretty as are all Stila products. The case is sturdy and there is a largish mirror inside the top cover. The compact is quite slim which makes it easy to tote around if you like to touch up. The cream colour itself is large and the colour of the case represents the colour of the product which makes it easy to find in your drawer.

The colour I have is Lillium which is a peachy toned colour with slight brownish undertones and no shimmer. Continue Reading ►


Stila Lip Glazes are an iconic product of Stila. They were one of the first items launched and are still going strong, having received the thumbs up from many celebrities. What really makes the Lip Glaze an iconic product is the innovative packaging.

lipglaze Review: Makeup: Stila Lip Glaze   Papaya

Where most lip glosses come packaged in a tube with a separate applicator built into the cap, Stila Lip Glazes comes in a clear clicky pen and a brush. What this does it make the product more portable and easy to use as you don’t have to fiddle with opening the gloss and using 2 hands to handle this product.

Using the Stila Lip Glaze is simple. Just twist the bottom of the pen about 2 times and wait for the colour to ooze out of the brush. Then, apply to lips. I find that 2 turns is just about right or you risk having a lot of goopiness on the brush and wastage when you eventually wipe it off. Continue Reading ►


I’m back from my short little break (too short if you ask me!) and it’ll take me a while to get back into the swing of things, work included! Can you say backlog?! icon razz Back from the holidays!

Anyway, where was I? HONG KONG! icon biggrin Back from the holidays!

HK Back from the holidays!

Land of the food and the shopping! I ate a LOT (I’m very sure I’ve put on a kilo or two) and I walked a LOT (my legs are still hurting) but surprisingly enough, I did not shop as much as I hoped to. Lots of sales were on but nothing caught my eye. I will write more about the shopping to be found in Hong Kong soon in the weeks to come, including a treatise on the makeup to be found in HK (based on memory). In the meantime, here’s my not very large haul:- Continue Reading ►


I’d never heard of this phrase “tightlining” until about a year ago. Before this, lining your eyelids or lashes to me, meant lining above your lashes. This was the method I used when using gel eyeliner, as I have shown in a previous post on how to use a gel eyeliner.

However, I’d read a lot of raves about a method of lining your lashes called “tightlining” which was supposed to give the illusion of bigger more natural looking eyes. Anything that can make my eyes look bigger is great! So, I decided to try it out.

The theory is simple. Get your eyeliner as close to your lashes as humanly possible to fill in the gaps (if you don’t already have thick lashes). This technique works better I feel, for ladies with lashes that are more sparse or who have light coloured lashes. The most popular way of tightlining is from UNDER the lashes. Be warned of huge scary eye pictures after the jump! icon wink How to Tightline your eyes? Continue Reading ►


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