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Sunday, June 27, 2010

LIPSTICK QUEEN 15 Minutes of Fame Pop Art Gloss Review

Been a week since I last posted up a review :P So I thought I’ll let you know what I thought about these LIPSTICK QUEEN 15 Minutes of Fame Pop Art Gloss. I bought the special selection with the mini glosses to test out, since I can never finish a full size gloss before it feels old and then I throw it out. :P Are any of you like that too? This is actually the first time I’ve used any Lipstick Queen cosmetics as well as in this kind of packaging design. First, here’s the product description and the review is at the end.
Lipstick Queenlipstick queen special selection

Monday, June 21, 2010

AQUALABEL Shiseido Product Ranges

Apparently AQUALABEL had a launch their skincare range in Singapore at Tampines Mall Atrium today and it will continue to the 27th June 2010 according to Haru at Rouge Deluxe and AQUALABEL Singapore’s FB page. Details here at Rouge Deluxe: AQUALABEL Launch in Singapore and will be in stores on the 1st July 2010 Singapore. Sounds exciting for those in Singapore!

Aqua Label was first Launched in Japan in 2006 and is another skincare range developed by Shiseido. It’s focus is on moisturizing the skin. I think there’s 3 ranges: the whitening range Aqualabel White (Navy Blue) combined with an anti-acne whitening range Aqualabel White AC (Aqua Blue), the moisturising range Aqualabel Moist (Pink) and a Aqualabel anti-aging range (Purple).

I’ve only tried one of Aqualabel’s products. If you want to read the review it's here: Shiseido’s Aqua Label White UV Cut Milk SPF29 PA++ (50mL). Which I purchased from Sasa.com sometime in Sep or Oct last year. This is probably one of its older products since I checked the Singapore FB page and the Aqualabel’s site; and I can’t seem to find this product listed anymore. Although there seems to be a new one releasing this year called Aqua Label White Protect Milk UV SPF30 PA++, new and improved maybe?

Pictures according to the China Aqualabel site, here is the order of the releases:

Very large range over the years. It does make me curious of how their other products perform... ^^" Hopefully they won’t be outrageously overpriced overseas and I can get my hands on some. What do you think of this range? Anyone tried it or know more about it?

Here's the links to the Aqualabel sites:
Japan: http:// www.shiseido.co.jp/aqua/
Taiwan: http://www.aqualabel.com.tw/
China: http://www.aqualabel.com.cn/

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Aqua Label White UV Cut Milk SPF29 PA++ Review

Shiseido’s Aqua Label White UV Cut Milk SPF29 PA++ (50mL)
Description: Aqua Label White UV Cut Milk SPF29 PA++ could block UV rays and remove spots, freckles for white skin.
• Hyaluronic acid and collagen hydrate skin to prevent dry skin caused by exposure to sun light.
• Vitamin C whitens skin.
• SPF29 PA++ prevents spot formation.
• Fragrance-free and coloring-free. Dermatologist-tested.

How to use it: Use as the last step of daily skin care in the morning.
Suitable for: oily and acne skin

Aqua Label White Uv cut milk:
Having used countless whitening products from moisturisers, toners to wash, normally I don’t believe in whitening products as the result is never visible. However I will strongly recommended those who are looking for a whitening product to try Shiseido’s Aqua Label White UV Cut Milk. Of course I cannot guarantee that this product will work for all everyone due to different skin types etc, but it has worked for me. Originally I thought I’ll give this Aqua Label White Uv cut milk a go purely because I needed a moisturiser with UV protection for the day. After browsing some of the other options Aqua Label’s White Uv cut milk seemed like a good option.

Aqua Label’s White UV Cut Milk contains SPF 29 PA++ and comes in a slim oval blue plastic bottle in 50ml. It has a lovely light, milky lotion texture that feels wonderful on the skin. The lotion spreads easily without leaving a residue and only requires a small amount to cover the entire face. I like the way this bottle is designed, it’s simple, small and compact. It also has a narrow pointed head allows me to accurately see and control how much is dispensed, unlike many other moisturisers that simply uses a ‘hole’.

Over the course of 9 weeks I used this product as part of my morning routine (don’t need UV protection before bed) in place of my moisturiser, I love it; it’s pretty good in terms of moisturising. And I love the way it sits under my makeup. It gives my skin a smooth touch like many lotion based make-up primers do. To my surprise the freckles under my eyes had noticeably lightened by the 7th week, even my friends commented about it. Of course, they haven’t completely disappeared as this is no miracle product. Regardless I am happy with its result. I would be worried if my freckles had quickly disappeared as I would question what harsh chemical were used in it! For those looking for a moisturiser with UV protection and wouldn’t mind the added bonus of whitening give Aqualabel White’s UV Cut Milk a try; I know I will continue to use this it.

Have any of you tried Aqualabel’s products and hot good results too?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Benefit Summer 2010 items

I picked up the new Benefit Summer 2010 catelog like beginning of the month, so here's some scans of the items.

Benefit 360 degree Stay Don't Stray eye primer
Their've got a new eye primer for concealers and eyeshoadows called 360 degree Stay Don't Stray (10mL/0.33 US fl oz). It comes in a pump bottle and the reason it's called 360 degree is because it can be used around the whole eye to help both eyeshadows and concealers stay put all day. It also has vitamin C and E to help fight the signs of aging.

/Benefit Ultra Shine Lipgloss
There's also a new range of lipglosses called Ultra Shines (5ml / 0.17 US fl ox). They come in 5 colours, spiked punch (juicy coral), dancing queen (watermelon pink), wild child (glimmering amethyst), back to the fuchsia (sparkling fuchsia) and foxy lady (diamond rose). It's meant to have an unbelievably glossy, reflective finish with a brush applicator.

Here's a image of their whole lip range:
Benefit Lip Range

Benefit BathinaBenefit Sugarbomb
A new shimmering body balm called Bathina (42.5g Net wt. 1.5oz). It's suppose to give you a golden-pink sheen glow.
Of course then there was the face powder, Sugarbomb (12g Net wt. 0.42oz); which many beauty bloggers have reviewed. It's got 4 shades of Roses, shimmering pink, soft plum and peach which you can mix together or use separately if u wanted to.

Benefit Summer 2010 Eau de Toilettes
Benefit's also released 3 new fragrances in 30ml bottles called:
laugh with me LeeLee - a light blend of citrus, jasmine and lily blossoms.
* top notes: cassis, melon, citrus
* middle notes: black violet, lily, jasmine
* bottom notes: blonde wood, amber, santal

something about Sofia - a dream of oriental blossoms, mango and vanilla.
* top notes: mango, freesia
* middle notes: sheer lily, jasmine sambac, peony petal
* bottom notes: musk, white caramel, vanilla bean

my place or yours Gina - an alluring affir of pink pepper, wild raspberry and patchouli.
* top notes: pink pepper, bergamot, tangerine
* middle notes: peony, wild rasberry, white lily
* bottom notes: patchouli, tonka bean, vanilla

And some new shades of some of their products:
The Some kind-a Gorgeous Cream Foundation (9.5g Net wt. 0.34oz) now comes in a Lite shade for those with fair complexions.
Their Instant Brow Pencil now comes in a new deep shade for darker brows.

I'm not a super fan of Benefit but it's nice to see what's new. I've tried some of their products and some were good, while others didn't work so well for me :P . What are some of your experiences? Here a quick link to benefit's site if u want to check out more products and details http://www.benefitcosmetics.com/

Monday, June 14, 2010

Isqueen Renewal Night Waterpack Review

isqueen renewal night waterpack
Isqueen Miracle Renewal Night Waterpack
, (50g)

"A new classic for moisturizing while you sleep, magic happens in one night" It truly gives you a good night sleep.

Functions: Hydrating and moisture-locking, it can effectively reduce dry lines, shrink and smooth out skin pores. Penetrate deep into the skin and repair damaged cells, remove yellowish and dull skin tone. Activate water-storing function of the skin, read just the pace of metabolism, and restore to a healthy regenerating cycle.

Directions: Before sleep take a suitable amount equal to the size of a coin and apply on the face and sleep. You may use it everyday. (Product comes with a brush, use it to spread a suitable amount on face, it will work more effectively and hygienic)

Ingredients: Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Natural Seaweed Concentrate, Nano Vitamin E, Vitamin B3, Hyaluronic Acid etc.

[Attention] If allergy happens, stop using temporarily. Not suitable for damaged skin or allergic skin.

isqueen miracle renewal night waterpack
I love this mask, I bought this mask a while back due to a friend's recommendation. She also used it and said it felt great. The Isqueen renewal night waterpack is from the Miracle night waterpack series and it is very moisturising for winter but also light enough to not feel greasy for summer, even with oily skin. The packaging looks very pretty, it comes in a sleek plastic jar with a small brush for application. I found it a lot easier to use and spread using the brush application than with my fingers. It feels sticky spreading it under my finger and often the waterpack mask gets too thick and uneven. While applying the mask with the brush allows the coating to be thin and even. I also feel it is much more hygienic to use a brush rather than fingers.

At first, I was a bit sceptical that it would be uncomfortable to sleep in because I thought it might be sticky but this was not the case. The skin feels cool and hydrated overnight and didn’t cause breakouts. The gel is lightly scented like the sea, not at all overpowering. It’s very easy to use, all you need to do is apply a thin layer of the mask onto your face with the brush before sleeping. Do not rinse off until the next morning.

You have to be careful though, only a small amount of the product is needed to spread over the whole face. If you use too much it might feel a bit gooey and its scent will be a bit strong. I usually use it once in a while when my skin feels dry but it can also be used daily as well, it lasts for a long time. In terms of hydrating and moisture locking, the Isqueen renewal night waterpack is not bad. However I don’t use it regularly enough to tell where it smooths out pores or repair damaged cells.

The Isqueen Miracle night waterpack series also comes in these two different masks, the Miracle Ance Night Waterpack (Red) and the Miracle Lifting Night Waterpack (Yellow). This is the the Miracle Renewal Night Waterpack in green.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Portable Handbag Butler/Hook

From my last delightful haul, here’s a short description about the small flat compact mirror looking object in the photo. But nope, it's not a mirror.
portable handbag hook
This is a flat compact handbag holder which unfolds into a hook shape to hand your handbag on. It’s very straight forward to use. Simply unfold the compact, sit the printed design piece at the edge of the table with the hook facing inwards. And you’re ready to hang your handbag on it. It’s as simple as that! Super easy to use and convenient to carry. When you’re done with it, just lift it up and fold it back up. There’s also 2 small magnet pieces that clicks the hook in place so you don’t need to worry that it’ll unfold and rock around in your handbag. Plus there’s a rubbery piece underneath for extra grip on the table.
portable handbag hookportable handbag hook
This one in particular came with a small pouch to carry it in, I’ve also seen ones that have a mirror or clock on the face or it doubles up as a pill box, only those ones are slightly larger. There’s also the type where the hook piece is just a long piece of metal tube which spins, allowing it to sit horizontally flat.
Personally I think they’re great in situations where it’s uncomfortable to have your hangbag on your lap but you don’t want to place it on the floor. Or if you work in a office, it can really save you table space and you won’t end up kicking your handbag or wheeling your chair at it if it’s on the floor. Lol

I’ve tried using it and it actually grips very well if you ask me; it’ll take some effort to slide it off the table. Personally I don’t think it’ll hold bags that are very heavy without breaking it. But it’s good enough for your average size handbag and great for dinner parties. :D

What do you think?

Monday, June 7, 2010

Harajuku Lovers Sunshine Cuties Fragrances

harajuku lovers sunshine collection
I don’t remember whether I mentioned it but I’ve been wanting the new 2010 summer Harajuku Lovers Limited edition Sunshine Cuties set since I first set my eyes on it. Usually I’m not much a fragrance person but these bottles were just too cute. I tried the testers in the shop too and loved the fragrances : ) That’s both a beautiful bottle and fragrances, what more can I ask for!
harajuku lovers sunshine collectors edition
harajuku lovers sunshine fragrances
Harajuku Lovers perfumes by Gwen Stefani, comes in both 10ml and 30mL sizes; the collector’s editions only in the small 10mL bottles of 5 fragrances in Baby, Music, G, Lil’ Angel and Love. Which is quite small, with a $140 price tag (Myer, Sydney - currently having a Stocktake sale and is doing a 50% off all Harajuku Lovers fragrances!) or $100 at Sephora.com. This sunshine cutie edition also came with the 3 mobilephone charms as a free gift, the other pictured half looks like a postcard. Cutie, not something I would use... the charms will probably scratch my phone. LOL

Here are images of the bottles:
harajuku lovers sunshine loveharajuku lovers sunshine lil' angel
harajuku lovers sunshine gharajuku lovers sunshine music
harajuku lovers sunshine baby
Here’s the information listed about the Sunshine Cuties Collector’s edition from Sephora.com:
Inspired by summer, the Cuties are feeling sunny with tans, new outfits, and enticing twists on their original scents. Brighten any day bronzed-beauty style and get ready to enjoy a day in the sun, with the help of the complimentary, vibrant, soft-sided cooler that the girls come in.

  • Lil' Angel: Meyer Lemon, Mandarin, Touch of Blackberry, Pink Rose, Vanilla Orchid, Tropical Sampaquita Blossom, Sugared Patchouli, Vanilla Bean, Skin Musk, Golden Amber.

  • Love: Nectarine, Passion Fruit, Lemon Blossom, Plumeria, Osmanthus, Rose Petals, Vanilla Orchid, Coconut Water, Sensual Musk, Sandalwood.

  • Baby: Crisp Mandarin, Wet Neroli, Bright Sunflower, White Poppy, Living Valencia, Orange Flower, Jasmine Absolute, Soft Musk, Rich Vetiver, Creamy Birch Woods.

  • Music: Juicy Pear, Granny Smith Apple, Dewy Freesia, Tiger Orchid, Jasmine Petals, Honeysuckle, Cashmere Woods, Creamy Musk, Precious Woods.

  • "G": Coconut Water, Mandarin, Bergamot, White Peach, Heliotrope, Exotic Tiare Flower, Orange Flower, Vanilla Bean, Tonka, Skin Musk, Creamy Sandalwood.

harajuku lovers sunshine fragrance bottleI simply love the packaging of these fragrances. They all have an adorable doll, dressed in swinwears as the lip of the bottle. These dolls hides the tall spray dispenser underneath. It looks as those each character is standing on its own little clear stage of perfume, which fills right up to the feet of the doll. I won’t attempt to describe the notes and scents since I won’t be any good with it. Personally I think they all have a beautiful refreshing scent that’s perfect for summer : ) I like it all.
One down from my wishlist xD and many more to go. lol

Sunday, June 6, 2010

More Delightful Shopping! *High5*

I know I said I’ll need to hold back from any more shopping for awhile, but there’s just so much great stuff out there to try :P and with the stocktake sale happening I just couldn’t resist! So I have yet again made another haul during the week. But I guess it’s ok since it makes me happy ^^ that’s all that matters right? Lol

Here it is below

Just some new lip glosses, a lip cheek stainer, lip balms, eye liners, a hangbag hook and fragrances. Reading all those wonderful beauty blogger reviews is making me a shopaholic if I’m not one already :P

I’ve also made some changes to the colour scheme and look to something simple. I hope everyone likes the new look! Hopefully it’s easier to read now and doesn't look boring :P what do you think?