Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil – in “Chablis”

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Price: $24

(During Sephora Weekly Wow Deal: $10)


I’ve always loved Bite “Meritage” and several of their Amuse Bouche lipsticks, so it’s no surprise the Weekly Wow stopped me in my tracks.

There’s a saying in Korea about how sparrows can never pass by a grain mill without dropping in (totally butchering the translation btw); in this case, the mill is Sephora; the grain is Chablis.

Chablis2The “Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencils” are a mere $10 during the Sephora weekly wow sale, so if you’re looking to add one to your stash, now’s the time.

Chablis3Chablis4As usual, ingredients list.

You receive 0.09 oz (2.52g) of product.

Chablis5Color in Chablis. 98% of product is consisted of natural ingredients.

Bite lip products actually taste good. (The smell…used to be better I think, if you think of the old lipsticks versus the reformulated ones.)

Chablis7Chablis is described as a “soft coral rose,” but I actually found this to be a bright coral. There is definitely some rosiness to it, but it feels more saturated and brighter than what I’d consider a “soft rosy coral.”

Chablis8Skin swatch in natural light. Beautiful deep coral rose.

Shade on the right is “Meritage,” (another winter favorite of mine) for comparison.

Chablis1On balmed bare lips + sunscreen-ed skin. Chablis is a gorgeous color if you’re into bright, rosy corals. This goes on smooth but slightly messy; it slides around so a steady hand is a must.

Finish is satin-matte. Then again, everything feels matte on my dry lips.

Glad I bought it. I should pick up more before the sale ends.

GlamGlow – DreamDuo Mask Review

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Price: $59

(bought during Sephora 20% off, which brought it down to: $47.2)


This was the first GlamGlow product I bought out of my own pocket. I’ve only encountered this brand through samples, subscription DS, and the one cleanser I was gifted a million years ago. It’s pricey. So when I received a sample of DreamDuo, I was all set to use it up and forget about it.

But alas, I really liked it.

mask2This is a two-parter mask. There’s a step 1 and step 2, each of which uses different portions of the mask.

There’s “Dream Serum = Step 1” and “Dream Seal = Step 2.”

mask3Why hello you sexy expensive thing.

mask4Not that big, considering what you paid for.

There’s only 0.68oz (20ml) of each treatment.

mask6Pretty. Very chrome.

mask7DreamDuo is a night treatment.

Step 1: Apply DREAM SERUM (pearl) evenly on clean face and let absorb into skin for about 30 seconds.

Step 2: Follow with DREAM SEAL (gray)

mask8A plastic cover for sanitary reasons.

Left (pearl) is DREAM SERUM, right (gray) is DREAM SEAL. (Don’t know why I’m capitalizing; I’m being led astray by the descriptions on the box.)

mask9DREAMSERUM (pearl) is a melt-in face serum that infuses antiaging antioxidants into the skin, while supercharged essential vitamins support an even, flawless complexion.

DREAMSEAL (gray) is a nourishing moisture boost of hyaluronic acid and mozuku green algae that plumps and recharges skin’s glow.

mask5DREAM SERUM feels like a mildly sticky gel. It glides around but is absorbed pretty quickly. Smells strongly of orange creamsicle and toffee.

DREAM SEAL is tackier, a bit more cream-like than the pearl serum. It takes longer to absorb but once it’s absorbed, my skin doesn’t feel tacky.

The fragrance lingers, so if you’re sensitive to scent, avoid this product. I personally like the creamsicle scent.

mask6My skin remains moisturized and non-dry/non-flaky in the morning now. I do think it’s pricey for what you get, so I may only use this in the harsher winter months where nothing else really helps.

Interestingly enough, this doesn’t feel hydrating upon application. I’m surprised it lasts so well over the night.

PS: This is a treatment by the way, so it wouldn’t really work as a makeup moisturizer. It’s too tacky!

2016 Sephora 15% Sale! What Will You Buy?

sephorasale3Check your mailbox ladies! The biannual Sephora Sale is imminent.

The April sale period will be “April 7th~13, 2016,” lasting a total seven days.

sephorasale1This arrived today. Sephora tends to send out these in batches, so don’t fret if it’s not here yet.

Granted, there’s been cases where Sephora forgot to send out a few, so if your love note is still MIA two days before the sale, do give them a call. (Or use the email code, which they’re sure to send out soon)

sephorasale2VIB Rouge & VIBs get 15% off and BIs get 10%, if what I’m told is correct.

The card is multi-use, so if you forget to buy something crucial your first day, there’s still six more days!

sephorasale4While I adore this gorgeous cherry blossom-esque card, I’m sad we won’t be getting a Sunday brunch event, a closed door event, and sample bags like previous years 😦

This time, the only perks of in-store shopping will be a free tote bag, w/ purchase.

sephorasale5This particular tote bag, it seems. You do get to bring a friend to share the perk, but only on the “First Access” day (4/07, Thursday).


Are you excited for the sale? What will you buy? What will you not buy? Would you like to see some changes in these annual sales? Please do share 🙂