Saturday, June 9, 2012

Recent Haulage

This month was an UBER-productive month for brushes. Nearly every lemming got slayed/fulfilled and although a lot has to do with the fact that I'm moving all the way across the globe to another continent (more on that later), I'm getting panicked I may not have the luxury of having literally every brand at my fingertips here in the United States. The move also is responsible for the delay in frequent updates BUT once I settle into the new place, this summer's mission is to be as consistent as possible with the blog.

The new additions are mostly brushes (I was totally on a brush kick this whole past month). I had been meaning to "upgrade" some of my brushes and I finally made that Hakuhodo order I mentioned earlier. Along with a Shu Uemura order. As well as a Chikuhodo one. Ahem.

I''ll go into further detail regarding each and every brush but here is an overview.

Notice the trend? I think I am slowly developing a soft-spot for everything Japanese.

1.  TATCHA Aburatorigami blotting papers 
2. Hakuhodo K020 Brush
3. Hakuhodo B103.(I forgot to include the K007 brush!)
4. Chikuhodo Z-2 Brush
5. Shu Uemura 5R 
6. Shu Uemura 10 Natural 
7. Shu Uemura 8HR
8. Shu Uemura 14 Synthetic 
9. Shu Uemura deluxe sample of cleansing oil (GWP)
10. Shiseido trio in 'Fire'.

Not shown: Hakuhodo K007 Brush and Shiseido trio in 'Opera' 

L - R: Shu 5R, Shu 10N, Shu 8HR, Shu 14 Synthetic, Haku B103BkSL, Haku K020, (forgot to include Haku K007!) and Chiku Z-2
I had an issue with this trio the first time I ordered it because look at how it arrived...</3

Luckily, I was able to order another off Nordstrom immediately: 

Fire trio

1. NARS Pleasures of Paris palette
2. Illamasqua Cream Blush in 'Promise'
3. Stila Convertible Color in Rose
4. Rouge Bunny Rouge 'Sea of Showers' liquid illuminator
5. Paul & Joe Face Color Powder in #101
6. MUFE Aqua Cream in '#16 Pink Beige'
7-8. Flirt Eyeshadow Mousse
9. Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in 'Skinny Jeans'
10. Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in 'Illusoire'

Details, prices, swatches and thorough reviews to follow!


  1. You cruel, cruel mistress. I keep stubbing my fingers against my screen trying to paw at all the open pretties in the last picture

    1. lol! That last picture does look a bit too...delish.

    2. For your sins, I have nominated you for a Liebster blog award! Clickityclick:

    3. WHAAAAT?! That is so kind of you to do, Kate! TYSM! =*** <3

  2. The Fire trio looks amazing, I'm looking forward to your swatches.

    1. Thank you so much, Jacqueline! I will be posting a full review + swatches once the second trio in 'Opera' shows up in the mail. :)

  3. Hi thank you for your wonderful photos! Could you please tell me your opinion on the feel of the Hakuhodo k020 vs the Chikuhodo Z2? Thank you Kellie :)