Sunday Stash Shopping #68: Tom Ford Platinum

Do you have those times when you really want to do something, and even scheduled your time for it, and then when the time comes, you just don’t want to do it anyway? I’ve been experiencing lots of those times lately when it comes to blogging. I think there’s a word for it too. Ah yes. Procrastinating. LOL! However, today, I kicked myself in the butt to take some photos, edit and write, all in the time span of less than an hour. You might be able to detect it in the way I write, or maybe not πŸ˜‰

I finally got my Anna and Lily box from Cult Beauty! I was actually keeping my fingers crossed. I’ve had very bad experiences with our customs and now, every time I buy anything online (shipped from overseas), I know I’m taking a risk. So far so good though. I’m going to take a break from purchases for a few months starting from now, just because.

 

 

anna and lily cult beauty box inside Cult Beauty Anna and Lily Box

 

 

I’ve been wanting to try the Pixi mist and Luna for the longest time, so I’m happy these are in the box. I love the Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel and don’t mind this extra bottle as backup. I’ve also been curious about the Becca Backlight Priming Filter, and I like that this and the Luna are deluxe sample sizes. If I really like them, then I can purchase the full size. I don’t mind a liquid liner since I’ve run out, and it’s also time to get myself another brush. The YingYu jade roller is something new, but a friend swears by it, so I don’t mind. In all, this box is pretty awesome for the price. I’ll talk more about the individual products after I’ve given them a proper go.

A dear friend helped me pick up Tom Ford cream shadow in Platinum from Singapore. I absolutely loved Naked Bronze from last year’s summer collection, so I thought Platinum might be a good every day color. It’s actually very similar to the Charlotte Tilbury Marie Antoinette (one that I also have) but Platinum outperforms in every single way from longevity to ease of application even without a primer. Charlotte Tilbury was all sorts of disappointment because the reviews were so good and it slips and slides on me. Here’s how Platinum looks like on me.

 

 

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Doesn’t it look like a very easy shade to wear? I’m also wearing MAC Tenderling blush and Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Ex Girlfriend lipstick. This shade is so easy to wear. I like that it’s very comfortable and it makes my lips look very healthy, and even a bit more pouty than usual. The shade is a pinky beige that’s just right for my complexion. I bought it from Sephora online and contemplated getting a backup, but nah. No more backups when it comes to makeup.

How’s your week been, my friends? Hope you’ve had a lovely week, and I hope to write more – if I can defeat the procrastinator, that is.

 

 

xoxo Lily

 

 

 

  • Ok, I think I need to finally try one the TF cream shadows! So pretty! And I got two UD Gwen lipsticks when they were on sale and I really like them too! The formula is so good! I even picked up a few other shades(not Gwen ones) when they were clearing them out at Sephora to make way for the new ones. SO GOOD. I hope the new ones are just as good!

    • Lily

      I’m waiting for the clearance here but it’s not happening yet! You’re right about the formula though. They’re good πŸ™‚

  • I’ve missed reading your posts but guessed that you were with busy so I kinda stalk your page almost everyday. LOL! I really like Platinum on you, it looks like the perfect one shade and yes, very easy to wear. Ex-Girlfriend looks great on you too, I have seen swatches and it looks really sheer and pale whiz was why I gave it a miss.

    ps: I tried looking for Anna & Lily box but it’s no longer there, only has Caroline Hiron box but it costs Β£175.00, can’t afford it. πŸ™

    • Lily

      Hey Shireen, Thanks for thinking of me while I wasn’t around! The CH box is definitely expensive. They’re all cleansers anyway and I’ve been loving Oskia Rennaisance cleanser and in no hurry to change it out.
      Ex Girlfriend is quite sheer so some of your natural lip color peeks through. It’s very pretty. You should try it!

  • Beautiful! Looks natural yet sophisticated on you πŸ™‚ I haven’t tried any TF cream shadows before but you’re making me tempted! I have one of his powder shadow quads and it’s amazing

    • Lily

      I’d like to get more shades, but it’s just not logical. Cream shadows go bad much faster, and I’m quite happy with my collection of cream and stick shadows at the moment πŸ™‚

  • I love the look. The eyeshadow is gorgeous. And the lipstick, before I read your description, I was looking at the photo thinking the same, looks so healthy and pouty, so perfect!

    • Lily

      The lipstick is gorgeous in every way! The beautiful sheen and glossy finish camouflages lines and plumps up the lips. I’m glad Ex Girlfriend is one of the shades in their new Vice lipsticks. I just want to find out if it’s the same colour and texture! I saw the swatches online, and I THINK they’re the same. So I don’t have to get back ups πŸ™‚

  • Yvonne Tay

    oh! forgot about the Anna & Lily box till you posted this! sigh.. was too busy and forgot that it came out. I would have bought too! I’m most interested in the jade roller though.. wonder if there’s any other way of purchasing that.

    ahh.. that shadow. I’m usually all for the Maybelline 24h cream.. but you are seriously tempting me! it looks really good on you!

    • Lily

      Hi Yvonne, the Yu Ling roller is available for purchase separately at Cult Beauty. I’ve been using it at night to massage in my richer night cream, and it works great. It absorbs into my skin and the massage is so gentle without the pulling and tugging compared to using my hands. Nothing wrong with using my hands, but this has just become really handy (pun intended)!
      I tried the Maybelline Tattoo but somehow, it made my lids itch πŸ™

      • Yvonne Tay

        ooooh! it’s available for purchase!!! eek. so gonna be buying *more* stuff. haha.. Thanks for the heads up!

        sad to hear you have trouble with the Maybelline Tattoos.. have you tried the Loreal colour Infalliable then? those are gooooood too! πŸ™‚

        • Lily

          Hey Yvonne, I don’t have much luck with L’Oreal as a brand, actually. It’s weird! If you did get the jade roller, then do let me know how it works for you πŸ™‚

          • Yvonne Tay

            Hi Lily! I did get the roller (and other bits too) from Cult Beauty. You are right about it helping products to absorb better.. I’m so enjoying this every night! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ 1 question though.. how do you store the roller?

            • Lily

              Oh yay! I just put the roller in a little cup to let it stand, in my skincare cupboard. Nothing fancy. I’d wipe it down after each use and plop it right back. Hahaha!

              • Yvonne Tay

                hehe. That’s what I did too, just wondering if there’s other ways, because I don’t have a skincare cupboard, so my cup’s sitting out on the table. πŸ˜€ Love rolling it all over, the cooling sensation. Happy buy for the win! πŸ™‚

                • Lily

                  I’m sure it’s fine however you store it, as long as it doesn’t break! I’m glad you like it. I’ve been using it every night too, and I love it!

  • Jan S

    Lovely! I must go look up that lipstick πŸ™‚

    • Lily

      I hope you still get that! I just looked at Sephora online, and it’s still available πŸ™‚

  • That’s a very pretty eyeshadow shade indeed! And ugh, Ex-Girlfriend, so lovely.

    • Lily

      I think Ex-Girlfriend will look great on you Melissa. Paired with smokey eyes that look great on you, this is perfect!

  • Hahahaaa don’t talk to me about procrastination, Lily!! I’ve been hooked on Descendants of the Sun all weekend long, and I just can’t get anything done! I know i’m late…. but this was precisely why I didn’t want to start watching it to begin with! Now I just gotta get over it!

    • Lily

      OMG don’t talk to me about DOTS. Everyone’s crazy about it! I first watched it without any expectations, but gosh…. all the feelz. Hahaha