Sunday, April 29, 2012

Best of April Roundup - BITE Beauty, Chanel, Maybelline, Yardley London

Hello, The weather temperature is slowly rising in the city, it was a good day for me to wander around and discover neighborhoods that I do not frequent often.  San Francisco is definitely an interesting melting pot of a city.

Let's get back to beauty and jump into some April favorites...

Skin Care - BITE  Beauty Whipped Cherry Lip Scrub

For those who are new to BITE Beauty, here is a glance of the brand's selling point:

Bite Beauty is an alluring collection of lip products featuring super antioxidant resveratrol and superior color. Ranging from nude to plum, their highly pigmented, long-lasting shades were designed by industry-leading makeup artists for today's modern woman. In addition to featuring beauty's most sought-after antioxidant, the pro-performance formulas' all-natural ingredient list includes organic shea butter, superfoods, and food-grade colors, making them truly good enough to eat. It's beauty that's better for you. 

BITE  Beauty Whipped Cherry Lip Scrub is a non-abrasive scrub treatment good for sensitive lips.  It is 100% natural.  The product is oil and wax based mixed with other ingredients including grape and fruit extracts.  For all you natural beauties, it is good to know that the ingredients in their lip products are good and safe enough to eat and digest. 

The soufflé whipped texture is luxurious to use. I hope you can see the jojoba beads in the photo above, they are so gentle and will melt after some rubbing.  The cherry scent and flavor are delicious.  My lips are soft and hydrated after exfoliating with this product.  I can't wait to try out their lip colors, some of the value sets look like really good deals at Sephora.  The BITE Beauty line is available at Sephora.  

Makeup - Chanel Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow in 91 Tigerlily and Maybelline Color Tattoo By EyeStudio Eyeshadow in 10 Fierce & Tangy

I am a minimalist, so I generally stick to safe neutral eye colors.  Well, I have been stepping out of my comfort zone this Spring by experimenting with other colors.  Orange shades in the creamsicle sense can add that pop of color to the eyes and it can still look rather subtle but interesting.

Chanel Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow in 91 Tigerlily

Golden orange with gold micro shimmers

  Maybelline Color Tattoo By EyeStudio Eyeshadow in 10 Fierce & Tangy

Outdoor lighting
Top - Light swatch blended out
Bottom - Heavy swatch
Indoor lighting
Top - Light swatch blended out
Bottom - Heavy swatch

Don't let the intense color in the pot scare you.  This cream gel eyeshadow can be sheered out to your liking.  It has good lasting power.  The finish has a subtle sheen. It looks good on light or dark skin tones.  

Left - Maybelline
Right  - Chanel

One is high end and one is drugstore, but both are pretty and wearable.  Chanel Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow in 91 Tigerlily is available in department stores where Chanel is sold and Maybelline Color Tattoo By EyeStudio Eyeshadow in 10 Fierce & Tangy is available in most drugstores near you.

Body Care - Yardley London Oatmeal & Almond Soap

Via Google images

Yardley London is a well known established company in the UK since 1770. Their soaps are legendary around the world.  I re-discovered Yardley at Walgreens this month and picked up their Oatmeal & Almond Bar Soap from the Botanical Collection.

This bar soap is made with natural oat flour.  It is paraben and sulfate free.  The Yardley website even recommends it for the face.  I have not tried it on the face, so I cannot speak to it.  I find it not drying for the skin on the body.  I enjoy the soapy scent that reminds me of that from expensive soaps.  It is available at Walgreens for under $2.  This is affordable luxury that will not burn a hole in your pocket book.

I also discovered a nice blog post on Yardley fragrances from Just Nice Things, a blog from the UK.  I have not seen Yardley fragrances in the US, but it is nice to know they are available abroad.  They sound just as lovely as the soaps.

Thanks for reading.  Until next post......


  1. Never heard of Bite, but it just looks delicious in the container... hehe~ Just the product makes me want to try it. :X

    I've been curious about Fierce & Tangy. Is it possible to have a swatch on the eyes? :X If now, I can understand. :)

    1. Hi, Ahleessa, I posted a couple of swatch pics of Maybelline Fierce & Tangy above. Hope it helps you out:)

  2. love all the make up and your header is delissshh :)xx

  3. I love how I'm always learning new brands from you! :D This is my first time reading about Bite Beauty. I like the whipped texture. I own LUSH's lip scrub but have not been very good about using it on a regular basis. It has a more grainy texture.

    (Thanks! :)

  4. I think you are going to have heaps of fun playing with a bit of colour and coral/orange is one of my favourites for spring! With the micro shimmers in the Chanel Tigerlily, your eyelids are going to glisten in the light =D

    I recently bought a body spray from Yardley and I have also owned their soaps - love their scents!

  5. Oh my! Yardley, I had quite forgotten about that brand. Thanks for reminding me.

  6. Love the products you showed, but especially the whipped lip cream. It actually looks good enough to eat. hehe. I have sensitive lips too so I would definitely try this

    Fun post and I really like learning about new beauty products!


  7. I have a BIte Beauty lipstick that I love to death cause it's the perfect nude shade for me but I also really like it's natural ingredients and antioxidant properties. I'll have to check out that lip scrub. Chanel shadow colors are always so pretty!

    Rowena @ rolala loves


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