Yay for a super early February box from the Le Métier de Beauté Beauty Vault VIP Subscription. I kind of explain it a little and gave a 6-month recap over here, but for today, I’ll be showing you what I got for the February box, aka the Valentines one.
First up, I have a Colour Core Moisture Stain Lipstick in Riviera ($32) which is a very warm, orange-toned red, aka the worst shade you could probably give me. Next, I’ve got two Nail Lacquers in Wango Tango, a punchy coral, and Cocoa Cabana, a creamy café au lait ($18 each). Again, two colors I’m not really interested in.
Swatched, L-R: CCMS Lipstick in Riviera, Nail Lacquers in Wango Tango and Cocoa Cabana
The lacquer formula is decent, though I wish I had gotten colors that were more up my speed or just ones that went well better. Both are in a nice, creamy formula, though they still don’t trump my favorite lacquer formula, butter London’s. The bottles on these are similar, but the cap/brush of Cocoa Cabana is rather stumpy with the bristles flaring out a tiny bit. They were easy to apply.
I have had them on for a day so far, and no chipping from normal wear yet. I tend to be rough on my nails, and I didn’t put a top coat over these to really test them out. So far, so good.
Now for the lipstick. This is sadly one that I don’t know if I can wear on its own. I have to probably layer this over a balm or a nude color, or wear it under a different color or a gloss.
I actually really like it worn as a stain over Korres Lip Butter in Jasmine:
Here is what it looks like by itself, in all its opaque and carrot-y glory:
All in all, a good box in theory. I just got colors that I’m not sure I will get a lot of wear out of. February’s box totals $68, which is a pretty good deal.
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I don’t really see what’s wrong with the lipstick actually, I think the colour looks great on you! Maybe it’s the colour correction on your camera because it doesn’t look carroty. It looks so pretty with the lip butte though.
Also! I’ve nominated you for the Liebster award! =) http://natzisstash.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/so-ive-been-nominated-for-some-awards/
Oh, thank you so much! 🙂 I’ll try to gather the courage to wear it out in its full glory~ 😀
Thank you for the nom! I think I’ve done this already a while back, but I shall see if I will do another round since it has been a while since that answer. 🙂
Bagay naman ah…
Thank you! Hehe 🙂
Hello lovely! I’ve nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award on my page because I love your blog! Check it out and enjoy 😀 Here’s the link:
Thank you for this and sorry for the late reply! I shall get to it ASAP. 🙂
No problems lovely 😀 AB x
Cute nails! I like the brown one 🙂
Yay thanks! I like it rin, pero parang hindi bagay doon sa kasama niyang color. 😦
That lipstick looks gorgeous. Funny how different people gravitate toward different things!
Thank you! I shall try and get used to it. 😀
I love your eye makeup sa first photo!! ❤
Thank you! ❤
Thank you! NARS China Seas Duo. :3
Great post! I love how you paired a laid back eye/face look with statement lips. Very on trend!
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Thank you so much; I’ll check it out. 🙂
That coral nail polish is really gorgeous.
Glad you think so!
I actually kind of love the lipstick on you. I understand how you would be hesitant to go out in it though; I’m the same with bold lip colors. I also really like wango tango!
I will make it a challenge for myself, hehe. 🙂
But but the lipstick looks pretty on you!
Thank you, Kate P!
I love the nail polishes! (I am a nail polish addict, so there’s that. :P) The red lippy doesn’t look bad on you though, but then I’m a recent convert to bold reds. 😀
I think I “don’t like” it because it’s orange-toned and warm, which I don’t usually like on myself!
I LOVE the first face photo of you! I like them both, but I love that one. Hahaha! You have such lovely features! Also, you slimmed down eh? 😉
Thank you Bibi! 😀 No I didn’t, maybe it is the trick of the light or maybe you just miss me 😀 hehehe
Crushing on your Korres look ❤ I crush you Carina ❤
Ahhh! ❤ 🙂 Post more pls!
I love the punchy coral nail polish. 😀 And I like the lipstick on you! Doesn’t look carroty at all.
Hee, thank you Jennifer. 😀 I have a weird issue with warm colors on me, for some reason!
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