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Galentines Day Wishlist 2023

Hello, my dear friends! It is February and Valentine’s is in the air. If you are thinking of buying something for the special gal in your life, here are my top picks for this month of love. The following products listed below are some of the stuff I currently own or use, and are truly loving, while a few are still on my wish list. I am certain you will love most of the items featured in this post.


Valentines Day 2023 wish list


  1. Tiffany & Co. Rose Gold Eau de Parfum – This scent defines my Valentine’s vibe this year. A perfect blend of fresh currants, light floral, amber, and just something so fresh, clean, elegant, and unique. It is love at first spritz with this new Tiffany & Co. scent. Buy the whole set HERE.


  1. Hourglass Unlocked Satin Crème Lipstick – A fabulous satin scent with equally fabulous golden packaging. The formula is non-drying and the lipstick comes in different shades. It is the ideal lipstick for this windchill Valentine’s month.


  1. Patrick Ta Major Headlines Blush & Highlighter Palette Vol II – Beautiful tones of corals and pinks for the cheeks, giving you major headturns!


  1. Nordstrom Cabled Rib Wool & Recycled Cashmere Scarf – The texture is so soft, and it is pink!


  1. Free People Joplin Cozy Jacket – Teddy coats are still in this season and the pink teddy from Free People reads — love can get cozier even in cold temps.


  1. Diptyque Roses Candle – A true Diptyque classic in a pink ceramic container. A precious gift that will surely brighten anybody’s day!


  1. Riki 10x Skinny Lighted Mirror – One of the best and most useful mirrors I have ever owned. A great companion for any makeup enthusiasts and for taking selfies right after that expertly-applied makeup (which took an hour to apply, btw).


  1. Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Beautifying Blush and Highlighter Palette – I have so many Tilbury palettes — said NO ONE EVER! P.S. I want this so bad.


  1. Free People Homecoming Blanket Scarf – If you want to beat cold, do it with this huge blanket scarf that is so soft and so warm. You will love this, I guarantee.


  1. Crew Cashmere Classic-Fit Crewneck Sweater – There is just something about a pink cashmere sweater.


  1. Pivo Pod Lite Smartphone Camera Mount – I love this little gadget. It moves when I move, and it gives me a lot of freedom to record my vids. The tracking ability is superb!


  1. Paris Hilton Mini Refrigerator – Paris has a Paris Hilton store on amazon, and her stuff is full of beautiful pink items that are SO HOT, like this very useful pink mini-fridge, which is affordable too.


  1. Paris Hilton Diamond Bling Water Tumbler – Loving these trendy pink glittery tumblers from Paris Hilton. So blingy, so eye-catching, and so useful in keeping my drinks warm.


  1. Koythin Ceramic Coffee Mug with Saucer Set – Love moves in pink ceramic coffee mugs with heart-shaped saucers like this set from amazon. Now, can I get more of this, s’il vous plait.


  1. Kurt Geiger Perfume Clutch – Surprise your fashionista Galentine with a pink perfume clutch shoulder bag like this one. This cute clutch will surely win hearts!


There goes my 2023 Valentine’s day recs and wish list for you all. I hope you will have a fabulous Valentine’s day, and may you find and feel love not only this month but forever. Mwah! Happy Valentines Day!





Nars Powermatte Long-Lasting Lipsticks Review + Swatches

Nars Powermatte Long-Lasting Lipstick arm swatches


Looking for high-impact long-lasting lipsticks? You will find your answer in Nars’ Powermatte Long-Lasting Lipsticks which come in different shades. The lipsticks are somewhat similar in terms of pigment and texture to the Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment (reviewed HERE), but in a bulleted lipstick form. The Nars Air Matte Liquid Lipstick (remember?, seen HERE) is a softer version of the two lipsticks mentioned.


The Nars Powermatte Lipsticks are probably one of most reliable long-wearing lipsticks I have ever tried. The lipsticks are transfer-resistant, matte in texture, and extremely rich in pigment. There is comfort upon wearing the lipsticks, but I would not call it to be very comfortable as the lipsticks tend to dry on the lips after a while. Lasting power of these lipsticks is more than four hours, and the lipsticks stain glasses, skin, or any surfaces. A proof that the lipsticks are indeed extremely long-wearing.


Nars Powermatte Long-Lasting Lipstick American woman


There is no discernible scent on the lipsticks, and there is no paraben, formaldehyde, phthalates, retinol, or even any harsh ingredients. The lipsticks are basically vegan.


Application is very easy because the lipsticks glide on the lips easily and the feel is quite light. The matte texture can emphasize liplines, therefore, I suggest that you apply a bit of balm on the lips before applying the lipsticks.

The lipsticks come in twelve beautiful and wearable shades which I highly recommend. The following are the four colors that I like.


Nars Powermatte Long-Lasting Lipstick no angel


No Angel – soft brown pink


American Woman – dusty rose


Thunder Kiss – soft mauve


Free Bird – peachy coral


Nars Powermatte Long-Lasting Lipstick swatch review

Nars Powermatte Long-Lasting Lipstick lip swatch

These lipsticks are fabulous and are truly worth investing in a few colors because of the high-impact vivid pigment that lasts for hours on the lips. All shades are beautiful and can fit any skintone. So, go ahead and give them a try.


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(and the rest of the Nars matte lip colors)


5 Coats to Try this Winter 2023

Hello all you gorgeous angels! Winter is here and cold is staring at us in the face. How do you beat the windchill down while still looking certified fab? Worry not, here are my top picks to combat the cold and gloominess — by adding some colors, comfort, and affordability on the side (wink!).


top winter coat 2023


  1. Banana Republic Factory Windowpane Cocoon Coat – Windowpane coats are fashionable this season, and this Banana Republic Factory cocoon coat is a must-have for any fashionista. I love the subtle windowpane style of it, and it works for Spring, Winter, and even Fall season.
  2. Sanctuary Cocoon Organic Teddy Coat – Who knows a simple white short-sleeve teddy coat can look so fab and elegant! Sure it looks clinical, but it is a gorgeous-clinical coat for the fashion-forward ladies in mind.
  3. Banana Republic Factory Short Hooded Puffer Jacket – Something about this cropped puffer jacket screams so Tiktok-glam to me. So spunky and edgy. Fitting for the young at hearts! (P.S. This coat is currently on heavy sale at BR Factory. Buy now!)
  4. Banana Republic Factory Faux Fur Coat – You will not be able to resist the softness and elegance of this coat. No wonder this is always sold out at Banana’s. This coat can make you feel like you are in the flapper generation.
  5. Ugg Gertrude Long Teddy Coat – This coat can beat the windchill down. I repeat — this coat can beat the windchill down. I love this so much even though this coat is on the heavy side. This is so worth the splurge, and this coat comes in different colors! Thanks UGG.



What are the winter coats you are loving lately? DM moi.






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