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After being inspired by many beauty bloggers, I've decided to start my own blog. To share my make up, skincare and other product reviews, opinions and experiences. =P So, Thank you for visiting!

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Clinique Chubby Stick Swatches

For those of you who like Clinique products, I think most of you would have heard they recently brought out a new lip balm range called the Chubby Sticks. I certainly did and stopped by the Clinique counter the other day to check out and got some swatches as well. Please excuse me about the photo quality, I took it with my phone. :P Anyway, the swatches are below and briefly my first impression of the product. ^^

Saturday, April 2, 2011

DHC Hair Cosmetic Series Hair Lotion Morning

Sorry I know I said I’ll write a review of this a while back but I just never got around to it. :P Short but finally its up now so I hope it helps anyone’s who’s interested.

DHC Hair Cosmetic Series Hair Lotion Morning

Description: DHC Hair Cosmetic Series Hair Lotion Morning contains Silk Protein, Ceramide and the extract of concentrated olive oil, leaving your hair silky smooth and straight.

Directions: Hold the spray 5-10cm away from the hair, spray a fine mist across the surface.

Ingredients: Water, Alcohol, PEG/PPG-22/22 Butyl Ether Dimethicone, Steartrimonium Chloride, Amp-isostearoyl Hydrolyzed Silk, Ceramide 3, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract

Caution: If any irritation occurs, stop using and consult a doctor. Do not spray to wounds, inflamed area. If product gets into eyes, rinse out with clean water. Store in a cool and dry place. Keep away from children.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Hada Labo GOKUJYUN Moisturizing Cream

Wrote a review on Hada Labo Gokujyun Moisturizing Cream over the weekend. Been so preoccupied with many things... work, online games, reading work related books, Japan and before that New Zealand, Aus... Praying for all those in Japan. Anyhow excuse me for being MIA from blogging and reading blogs. Hope you’ll find this review helpful~

Hada Labo GOKUJYUN Moisturizing Cream (50g)

Description: Hadalabo is a newly mutually-developed brands operated by Rohto (Japan) and Mentholatum (USA), with the concept of 'Perfect & Simple’. They bring you a series of skincare products with the highest purity of ingredients under strict quality control.

Hada Labo GOKUJYUN Moisturizing Cream is infused with super hyaluronic acid which deeply penetrates into skin. It keeps on moisturizing and replenishing skin, meanwhile enhancing skin’s water-binding ability, leaving skin supple, smooth and radiant. The gel texture helps to further nourish skin. Weak acid, no fragrance, no colorant, no oil and is alcohol-free.

How to use it: After cleansing and toning, apply an appropriate amount on the entire face.

Hada Labo was first launched in 2004, being jointly developed by Rohto Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd (Japan) and Mentholatum. Their skincare range are fragrance free, colorant free, mineral oil free and alcohol (ethanol) free making it suitable for sensitive skin.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

SKIN79 Absolute Total BB Cream SPF37 PA+++

Over time I’ve been reading many beauty bloggers rave about how wonderful SKIN79 BB creams are which got me very interested in their BB creams. When I set my eyes on SKIN79’s Absolute Total BB Cream from the Diamond Collection, I fell in love with the packaging design. So I had to try this BB cream out. I’ve been using it for months now so I’ve written up a review on it. Hope it helps any interested in this BB cream to get an idea of what it’s like~

Here are all the descriptions from the packaging, so excuse me if some of the sentences are hard to read :P Am typing it straight as it is written on there.
Skin 79 Absolute Total BB Cream SPF37 PA+++
SKIN79 DIAMOND COLLECTION Absolute Total BB Cream SPF37 PA+++ (40 g)
KFDA 3 Function Certification; Wrinkle Improvement / Whitening ? UV Interception SPF37 PA+++

The BB Cream SPF37 PA+++ has triple functions of whitening, anti-wrinkles and more intensively protects exposed skin by blocking UV ray A and B by keeping skin beautiful and healthy through offering brilliance of diamond and vitality of just blossomed floral.

Diamond Powder and Blooming Jewel Complex consisting of 5 jewels including Amethyst and Ruby makes skin more radiant and skinning like jewelry with Floral Bouquet Complex extract making skin vital and glossy by keeping skin healthy from harmful environment and sensitive stimulus.

Directions: After using basic products, grab the top of the pump and rotate it clockwise to unlock the pump. Gently push the middle of pump at the top and put proper amount on the entire face, then spread it evenly for absorption.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Beauty Maker Q10 Firming Liquid Foundation

I quite like this foundation. I rarely finish a foundation till its last drop but I did finish the whole bottle of this Beauty Maker Q10 liquid foundation. So I’ve written a review on it, hope you like it. Enjoy~

Beauty Maker Q10 Firming Liquid Foundation – 02 Natural (30mL)

Description: Beauty Maker Q10 Firming Liquid Foundation provides flawless lasting full coverage, lustrous finish. It promotes elasticity to give your skin a firm lifted look. The firming foundation is soft and light in texture, provides excellent coverage to skin imperfections and gives your skin a natural and glowing finish that lasts for long hours. It contains Q10, ginseng, shea butter and amino acid for maximise moisturizing, anti-oxidant and anti-aging benefits.

How to use: Apply using a light sweeping movement beginning at the center of the face blending outward with a sponge or fingertips.

Ingredients: Ubiquinone, Hydrolyzed Silk Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Seaweed Extract, Chamomilla Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Dolly Wink Cream Eye Shadow

I've done swatches of the new Dolly Wink eye shadow palettes and of course it wouldn't be complete without the swatches of the cream shadows as well. Yea, I went back to the shop to get swatches of these cream shadows for you all :P the photos didn't turn out properly when I swatched them with the palettes, but am happy with these new ones ^^. Hope the swatches helps!
Dolly Wink Cream Eye Shadow

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Apothica Giftcard Giveaway winner

Thank you so much for all of you who entered my Apothica.com Giftcard Giveaway hosted here :)
I've had randomized the entries with random.org then selected a random number as the winner.
And the winning number is 45!  
Congratulations to Ezzy! ^0^ 
I have sent you an email, please check your email and get back to me with your contact details soon. 

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Dolly Wink Eye Shadow Palette Swatches

Dolly Wink Eye Shadow Palettes
The Dolly Wink eye shadow palette comes in a black round plastic palette with a clear heart at the top so you can see the shadow colours. It also comes with a short double ended sponge tip applicator. These eye shadow palettes are smooth to apply, pigmented and true to colour, besides the last darkest shade. Most of the colours are matte besides the highlighting shade, which is surprising since most of the eye shadows I've seen from Japan tend to be on the shiny glittery side.

Here are the swatches of each eye shadow palette below. 

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Dolly Style, Dolly Wink make up items scans

Yay to the new Dolly Wink makeup releases! :D After the nail polish range, Tsubasa Masuwaka’s Dolly Wink range has released 2 mascaras, 2 cream shadows and 4 eyeshadow palettes to its collection! I saw these at the Asian cosmetic store in the city (Sydney) on Sunday so I picked up their new product guide and got the new Dolly Wink eye shadow palettes swatches for everyone to see :) They are really cute and pretty. I haven’t purchased any yet since I know prices at those stores is going to cost me twice as much as I would from getting them online... It’s so hard to choose too, I feel like I’ll be crazy getting all of the 4 eye shadow palettes. But each seems to have it’s own personality. No 1 Brown’s probably the most simple out of them all, but neutrals are nice.

Here are the scans of Dolly Wink products booklet.
Dolly Wink new items booklet cover
Dolly Wink new items

Monday, January 31, 2011

Hauls and Packages

It sucks not to have internet at home =/ and with limited internet access after work, it’s a pain to upload my posts. T-T nuff said, I want it back soon. Anyway, I haven't done a haul post for awhile and nope I haven't stopped hauling. haha there's endless things to try and the list just keeps growing.

first sigma haul
As 2010 came to an end, I made my first haul from Sigma! :) yay~ It's probably one of the best investment I've made for 2010. I bought their Sigma Complete Kit since it pretty much has everything I need. It's got 5 face brushes and 7 brushes for the eyes! So yes it's pretty complete and they're affordable too :D No more having to buy each brush individually now which will cost me more in the long run. Plus the quality's pretty good. I'll do a more detail post on it later, I don't know when though. haha they actually shipped it very quickly and it came carefully wrapped with a pretty sash pouch. Plus there's a free gift if you purchase over $30.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Apothica.com Giftcard Giveaway

Hey hey, I have great news! I've been contacted by Apothica.com who's offered to let me host a giveaway for my readers. So one lucky reader is going to get a chance to win an awesome gift card! This gift card to be used on SkinCareRx.com, Apothica.com, and SkinBotanica.com. yay!! :D
Apothica's a online beauty store that offers a range of makeup brands like Bobbi brown, Estee Lauder, Paul & Joe, Smashbox, Stila, Yves Saint Laurent, Too Faced ^^, and more! They also do skin care, hair care, bath and body, fragrances, candles, home & laundry. =0 well! It’s not often you see a beauty store with home and laundry items, well at least I think so. :P

Monday, January 10, 2011

Innisfree Cosmetics

In my preview post I did a review on the Innisfree Mint Pore Clean & Up Pack which is sort of like a cream mask that dries into a peef off film mask. I thought I’ll do a short post, briefly about this brand since I don’t think many of us overseas have heard of it. I’m very new to this brand myself and I wasn’t sure what it was or what it had to offer. Especially, since I’ve never seen this brand in Sydney. So here we go...

Innisfree is another Korean Brand that was first launched in 2000. Its named is inspired from the poem "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" by William Butler Yeats who was an Irish poet and dramatist. The name Innisfree itself is an acronym for Island (innis) and 'free.' Their emphasis on offering natural and environmentally friendly products which uses botanical nutrients and essence extracted from organic plants and herbs. Apparently Innisfree is quite a popular brand in Korean and is under the Amore Pacific Corporation (South Korea's largest cosmetic company which includes Laneige, Iope, Mamonde, Hera, Sulwhasoo and more)

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Innisfree Mint Pore Clean & Up Pack

My long overdue review on Innisfree Mint Pore Clean & Up Pack. :P I bought this from Sasa.com back in July 2010.

Innisfree Mint Pore Clean & Up Pack (100ml), Weekly Care Peel-off Type.
Description: Innisfree Mint Pore Clean & Up Pack is especially formulated for the skin worried by excess sebum secretion or visible pores. It enables clear, translucent and poreless skin.
It contains organic ingredients such as mint, lemongrass and chamomile. They help control sebum secretion and tighten visible pores for more radiant and healthy-looking complexion.
The peel-off mask removes the sebum and impurities to unclog pores. The refreshing fragrance of mint energizes your skin and your soul.
Suitable for all skin type / combination skin
How to use it: Apply a thin layer to cleansed and toned face, avoiding lips and eye contour.
Leave on for 15-20 minutes, until the mask is thoroughly dry.
Peel off starting from chin. Peel towards forehead. Use once per week.