Loreal Paris Colour Riche Balm review

My friend W and I went to CVS today after our Chinese exam, because, well, we’re students who really have nothing better to do :p

I originally wanted to get a tube of mascara but it was all so expensive! I saw there was a promotion for Loreal where you get $5 extra bucks for the first $10 you spend on the brand, so I picked up the Colour Riche lip balms I’ve heard so much about!

After much debate on which shades to get (there are only six or seven, if I remember correctly), I decided on shades 819 Caramel Comfort, a sweet nude color, and 518 Tender Mauve, a, well, tender mauve :p

819 Caramel Comfort on the left, and 518 Tender Mauve on the right

The swatches look so pretty, don’t they?

Well, too bad they aren’t so great for me. While they’re super smooth (for the most part) and make my lips feel incredibly hydrated, there is so much SHIMMER! You can even see some of it in this photo! Tender Mauve especially, I could feel the shimmer on my lips and it feels pretty uncomfortable. The way the light reflects it makes my lips look ridiculously huge, as well. It may be a good thing for thinner-lipped ladies, but not for me. Sadly, I’ll have to return them.

Rating: C+

Better luck next time around, I guess.

If the product sounds like something you’d like (really, just because I’m not a fan doesn’t mean these balms aren’t excellent otherwise), you can find them at any major drugstore or supermarket. I bought mine for $7.49 each.


I need a better hobby.

My boyfriend says I need a hobby.

Well, I always thought that blogging, shopping, and watching foreign dramas were good hobbies, but apparently they aren’t. So, I’ve decided to take up sewing and knitting. Why not, right? They’re valuable skills. I also want to get certified in CPR and first aid, so I’ll look for some classes offered in my area.

To be honest, I’m really bored with my life at the moment. I can’t seem to do anything right, even the things that I like. I need something to keep me busy. But at least the days are getting longer so I can stay out more. That’s one good thing.

As a recap for this past (incredibly uneventful save for one day) spring break, I went “window-shopping”, went on an adventure that tested my physical strength, and practiced my Chinese. I don’t want school to start, but I need to be productive so I won’t complain.

Anyway, here are my previous purchases as promised:

Clinique’s dramatically different moisturizing gel with pump. The actual product is at my sink and my roommate is there so I’m just putting the photo of the box. $24.50 at Clinique counters or online.

MAC Sheen Supreme in Korean Candy (repromote). I LOVE this color! Wow! It’s a nice pinky-coraly-orange. Looks very orange on me, but it is so perfect. Has a nice finish and is very moisturizing. $14.50? at MAC counters and online.

From left to right: Rimmel Lasting Finish pro nail polishes in 230 Hot Cocoa, 270 Steel Grey; MAC Sheen Supreme in Korean Candy; Bath and Body Works body lotion in Sea Island Cotton; Maybelline waterproof ultra liner in dark brown; Garnier Fructis curl sculpting cream gel; Revlon top sped fast dry nail enamel in 430 Chili; Rimmel Lasting Finish pro nail polish in 240 English Rose; O.P.I Avioplex nail and cuticle replenishing oil; Revlon multi care base+top coat; Keychain for school spirit!; and MAC Powerpoint eye pencil in stubborn brown. I bought everything either at CVS, Amazon, and the mall.

Last, but not least!

Long sleeve vnecks ($6.80) and plain black cami ($2.80) from Forever21.

Thinking about it, doesn’t it look like I do a lot of shopping? Uh oh. Well, some of the polishes I bought in January, and the rest I bought over the time span of roughly six weeks.

I’ll be reviewing the nail polishes possibly tomorrow or Tuesday! But don’t hold me to that, I keep procrastinating…

For now, I’m just going to clean up my room a little (probably) and get ready for school tomorrow. Yay. I think.

Candy guilt and randoms

Yesterday I went grocery shopping at the Publix by my apartment, and candy, along with Dove ice cream, was BOGO.

Damnit. I fell for the trap.

I ate four Dove bars yesterday and I don’t even know how many Hershey’s chocolate nugget things =_= That’s all I ate yesterday! I didn’t even eat real food! Then, of course, I had a terrible stomachache at the end of the night. I gave the rest of the sweets to my Nigerian roommate.

Why do I do this to myself? I know I’m going to want to die later! Eating like that makes it hard for me to work out, my memory gets all funky, and I get constipated (tmi?). Oh well. I’ll just think of it as a bad day. Today I’m back to normal. There has to be some weird drug in processed candy that makes me not want to stop eating it.

Out of sight, out of mind.

I’m never buying that shit again =_=

Other than that, I’m probably meeting up with Selena tomorrow so we can go to the Mall. Yay! I need to go get my eyebrows cleaned up (I don’t want as sharp of an arch as last time) and I need to go buy a few things for my apartment. I also realized while looking at myself in the mirror (what? I’m a girl!) that MY HAIR HAS GROWN! Of course, that’s something that’s naturally supposed to happen, but my hair has grown much quicker than I thought it would after I last colored my hair (which, by the way, now I have to look through my timelines and see when I last colored it so I know if it’s safe or not to go back to black.) So I may as well pick up some hair dye tomorrow. I wish I could just do it at the salon, but they charge too much at Topper’s and I don’t really want to try AVEDA. How can I make a mistake with black, anyways? In the summer, however, I will get it done professionally because I want a nice light brown color and am too afraid to bleach my hair myself. My mother did it for me in middle school but of course, she swears up and down the street that she never did. Such is life.

Okay well! Tomorrow I will post a haul post (including last week’s purchases) and maybe some camwhore photos with Selena. Woop woop!

I should think of a closing line for my posts. Hmm.