Monday, January 31, 2011

Nail Swatch: Essie A-List & updates

Hallo everyone,

I had finally plucked up enough courage to start blogging again. As my laziness overcomed me recently. Work, family and many more. I went on a short trip to Bangkok just this month to rest my mind a little and managed to meet up with Zoe. Its really fun meeting her and also my short trip.

Its almost Chinese New Year! Which is supposed to be one of the big event here. A festival full of food, joy and lotsa gatherings... not to mention new clothings, makeups and hairdo stuffs...

Chinese New Year preparation got me to rediscover RED again. This is spotted on my nails...

I got this polish from my secret swapper fren from US... you know who you are!

Its a really pretty refreshing shade that stands out of the crowd immediately and got all attention is needed! haha This red makes my skin looks even fairer that reminds me of MAC snow white range.

I'm definitely more open in using bright shades than before all thanks to the blogger world which expose me with all kinds of swatch and sample pics that unusual shades can be very office friendly too! I'm wearing another shade of red from Beauty Buffet which i'll post it up soon!

Cya and happy holidays!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Swatches + Review: Korres Lip Saver Roll

Yea to the great sunny morning i got to do these lovely swatches that i've been wanting to post....

I'm a lip balm freak so this is definitely one of my wishlist item that i have been lemming for! And i saw that had this Korres lip butter set for sale, i was like "how can miss it!!" So i got them thru my swapping buddy!

(Extracted from Sephora site)


Lip Saver Roll ($30 Value) USD19.50

What it is:
A limited-edition trio of buttery balms that melt on the lips and offer a juicy pop of color.

What it does:
Korres Lip Butters are the ultimate lip treatment packed with a juicy pop of color. The combination of Shea Butter and Rice Wax offers deep hydration and softness: She a Butter's anti-inflammatory and potent moisturizing benefits cushion the skin and help restructure it and Rice Wax helps to seal in hydration, leaving the lips smooth all day. The set features Korres' best-selling Lip Butters in Pomegranate, Jasmine, and Wild Rose.

This set contains:

- 0.21 oz Pomegranate Lip Butter
- 0.21 oz Jasmine Lip Butter
- 0.21 oz Wild Rose Lip Butter

What it is formulated WITHOUT:

- Parabens

- Petrochemicals

- Sulfates
- Synthetic Dyes
- Phthalates

- GMOs

- Triclosan

What else you need to know:
Comes in a re-usable cosmetic case.

The lip butters came to me in such a lovely packaging! the re-usable pack can be use to store other small little things in future.

Time for the lip butter to show up!

There are 3 types of flavors & shades

What it says...

Peek a Boo!

Thanks to the wonderful sunshine for the swatches! I'm now wearing jasmine as my everyday balm, and i'm almost half way towards finishing it!

The packaging of this balm is in a plastic white little tub with different color lids to indicate the types.. which is good as at a glare you would know what you are picking up. At 1st try, it was no easy to pick up the product as it wasn't the soft or sticky type of balm which you can pick up with a dab of your fingers. Instead i swipe my finger to & fro the surface of the balm to pick up the product and it isn't enough so i can to repeat the process a few times. But now i tend to use my nails to scoop outwards and apply on my lips as its much easier. It does moisturise my lips to a passable rating that excel my expectation...

Friday, January 7, 2011

Cross Swatch: Various BB Cream (Freshel/Etude House/Lotree/Shiseido/Catwalk/Mentholatum/Kiss Me/Legere/Skincology/Lioele)

This is a post i wanted to do long ago, cross swatches of various brand of BB Cream i own till date. I start to hop on the craze of bb cream since last year and proud to say i love most of them but tend to neglect few of them too. For fair skin like mine, most bb cream matches my tone pretty well, of course there are some exception like too dark or too pinklish...

(L to R, Freshel whitening,Kanebo Freshel Moist Life W Cream SPF23, Lotree SPF21 BB Prime Control Base, Etude House Magic BB Cream (Refreshing), Shiseido Intergrate Mineral BB Cream, Catwalk Luxury White BB Cream,Mentholatum Medicated Anti-Acne BB Cream SPF20, Kiss Me Heroine BB Cream, Legere Whitening BB Cream, Skincology All in one Bb Cream, Lioele Bb Cream

Here's the swatches!

Hope that this would help for you to compare various shades of bb cream.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Review: JuJu Aquamoist Moisturizing Lotion

I'm starting my year by writing a post on my current toner JuJu Aquamoist Moisturizing Lotion. Other than attracted to whitening products, i'm loving moisturizing ones too. So i decided to give this a try when my previous toner hit pan...

JuJu range of products are pretty popular in just Japan alone and gaining fame in other parts of asia recently, all thanks to the translated japanese magazine which is now available in HongKong & Taiwan version. So we no longer have to pull hair for not able to know what is raving in japan due to the language barrier.

This toner was sent to me by few months back but i'm quite disciplined and determined to finish my products before venturing in new one unless it breaks me out.

Its packed in a heavy glass bottle.

Introduction (extracted from Beauty Carousel)

JUJU AQUAMOIST MOISTURIZING LOTION is one of the most popular toners with Bio-Hyaluronic acid (HA) in Japan. This toner gives refreshing texture yet well moisturizing that can last for all day (night) long.

It holds the moist and makes your skin well hydrated and elastic. Well hydrated skin has better resistance against freckles and wrinkles created by the UV rays. Moisturize” is the most important key to keep your skin younger!

Low acidity, Fragrance free, Color free, Mineral Oil free, animal ingredients free.

For all dry to normal skin types.

Product available: Beauty Carousel
Price: SGD22.00

I had been on this for the past one month, my skin shows no sign of dryness till date ever since i started on this toner. As i have combination skin, there are many times i would experience some dryness on certain areas of my face like chin, outer cheek etc... I would say its quite moisturizing enough for me. This toner is not as watery form as compared to other toner i tried, its in between serum and usual watery toner state. I personally feel that it seems slightly concentrate as compare to other toners out there which waken the skin for skincare routine. I would consider purchasing it again due to the moisturizing effect!

HAPPY NEW YEAR & I'm back!!

Hi all,

i know i had took a too long break away from blogging but i'm trying to balance out my priorities.. They seems to be so much to do for the past festive season, christmas preparation & new year celebration. And especially my gals started their school days from yesterday..

I'm working on some posts now.. so stay tuned...

Thank you to many out there that send your wishes to me!


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