FOTD: Guerlain Cruel Gardenia + Rouge Coco Ruban Rose

I promised a FOTD for Guerlain Cruel Gardenia so here it is, paired with Rouge Coco Ruban Rose. The Cruel Gardenia is not very shimmery, but I tried to capture it as best I could.

Face: Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation #51 Light Vanilla set with MAC MSF Natural (Light) and Guerlain Cruel Gardenia as highlight

Cheeks: A light touch of Horizon de Chanel

Lips: Rouge Coco Ruban Rose

Eyes: I couldn’t remember what I wore – darn!!



I hope you can see the slight highlight on my cheekbones and brow bones. That’s the Cruel Gardenia =) I am still cracking my head, trying to remember what I wore on my eyes, but to no avail. Sorry! It’s just a very neutral one anyway. Nothinig fancy schmancy, so no biggie! Here’s another photo to seal this very short post!



Today is the first day of work (Wednesday, yes) from a very long weekend. I’m totally dragging my feet… Haha! It is going to be Valentine’s Day soon. Do you have anything planned? I still haven’t decided what to get my husband.

I hope you liked today’s very simple FOTD. I’m thinking of doing a “How To” post in the near future. Anything you want to suggest?


xoxo Lily

  • Sukie

    Cruel Gardenia gives you such a lovely glow! I haven’t bought my V day gift for the bf either, men are so difficult to shop for! Could we see more ‘How To’ posts on the blog please? 🙂

    • Lily

      Hey Sukie, I’m glad the subtle glow translated into the photo! What kind of How To do you want?

      • ‘How To Apply Eye Liner without poking yourself in the eye?’ =D

        • Lily

          Ohmygosh Sukie… You missed my post! That was when you were in a hiatus maybe? Go to Tips at the menu and search for it. I did it just for you =)

  • Stephanie/Yukaeshi

    Beautiful! 🙂 Yes to “How To” posts too! 😀

    I… I have no idea what to get my boyfriend too this time : It’s V-Day and his birthday later this month. But I’m sure something will pop up! 😛

    • Lily

      Hey Steph, thanks! What kind of “How to” do you want?

  • Hanny Daforcena

    Soooo pretty!!! Do not have a boy, so I’ll spend it on meself!!! Heeheehee!!!

    I concur with the girls, how to posts please!!

    • Lily

      Same question, Hanny – what how to do you want?

      • Hanny Daforcena

        How bout technical issues for le blog.?? Photo-taking perhaps

        • Lily

          Good idea. But I don’t know what I’m doing right or wrong. LOL!!

  • Sunny @ Mostly Sunny

    Very pretty! I’m amazed that your camera captured the natural glow Cruel Gardenia gives you! Ruben Rose is very natural on too!

    I’d like to see a how-to on highlighting actually. I’m lazy so I often skip this step, but to be honest I’m not sure I’m doing it right lol

    • Lily

      Hey Sunny, I know right?! I was also a little surprised… and it was all natural sunlight 😉 I will definitely see what I can do about the “How to Highlight” part. Thanks for your suggestion!

  • For this valentine’s something in the line of an L series Red Band Canon Lense for your hubby will suffice.