Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Foot Petals specials

For those shoes fashionistas, I previously blog about fabulous shoe accessories from Foot Petals.

They currently have a special where you get 25% discount and free shipping valid until the end of the month.
Check out the advert below. Happy shopping!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Boxing Day Shopping

For those who are gearing up for some Boxing Day shopping. A little early christmas pressie to bring along!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Black Tie Violets Holiday 2009 Collection by Clinique


 (Images/info from www.clinique.co.uk)

The Black Tie Violets Holiday 2009 Collection is now available in all Clinique stores.
A collection of soft shimmering shades from plums to lilacs.
Purples and violets has been the rage for the past year and seem to still be continuing strong.

This collection has the following in various hues of violet
  • Brush-On Cream Liner
  • Powder Brush
  • Lipsticks & lipliner
  • Mascara 
The ones that caught my eyes from this collection are the

Shimmering Stripes Powder Blusher

This limited edition compact features four complementary shades of pearly, luminous blush in rich, plum shades. Pressed together in a beautiful striped pattern, these sheer powders deliver a soft, radiant allover glow. The silvery jewel-like packaging makes this the perfect party accessory.

Colour Surge Eyeshadow Quad

A gorgeous grouping of four coordinating shimmery eye shadows creates looks ranging from subtle and soft to sexy and sophisticated. These intense shades build quickly and blend easily offering effortless sheen and luminosity. Perfect for festive glamour. The sleek, modern, mirrored silvery compact adds glimmer to any party.

The brush-on cream liner in from this collection seems to be a hot favourite and is already sold out. It is a creamy liner that fast drying, non smudging and waterproof. Comes with a mini-eyeliner brush.

Monday, November 16, 2009

BB Cream Miniature set by Skin79

I have heard rave reviews with this particular brand of BB cream. BB cream are the new rage at the moment which has been picking up momentum. The advancement made in the field of BB cream has been amazing and a lot now incorporates several products into 1 (moisturiser, sunscreen, foundation...).

I was browsing the internet when I came upon this. Cosme-de and YesStyle are selling a miniature version set of some of Skin79 BB creams. This is worth trying to see which one you like before buying a full size product.

A bit of details on the miniature BB creams (obtained from Cosme-de website).

VIP Gold Collection
3 effects functional BB balm. Abundant nutrition of Gold and Caviar extract cares skin intensively to make shiny, healthy skin.

Super+ BB Balm Triple Functions
It is 3 effects functional BB balm. By Adenosine and Arbutin ingredients which are effective in whitening, wrinkles improvement cultivate more bright and elastic skin. Intercept ultraviolet rays UV A and B at the same time and protect your skin exposed from the sun more thoroughly. OSMOPUR ingredient of new concept which are mixed sunflower, rice bran, ivy extracts protect skin from various harmful conditions. Phyto Complex ingredient which is good for skin moisturizing and soothing makes your skin always moist and healthy.

Diamond Collection Pearl Luminous BB Balm
It is a trendy pearl BB cream which has a light, moist use feeling and quite brilliant pearl to make a bright revitalizing skin. The built-in brush enhances adhesion, making the skin more clean and glowing through thin and even application

The Oriental Gold BB Cream SPF 25 PA++
Provides with excellent serum control. Recommended for Combination to Dry skin. Better moisturizer function, anti-wrinkle, whitening. Triple function - Whitening, Wrinkle improvement and UV Protection (Sun block) SPF 25 PA++. Excellent coverage that events out skin tone naturally.

The only difference between the pink and black set is the pink set has the oriental gold BB cream and the black set has the Diamond Prestige BB Cream.

The Skin79 website is now selling 8 products from their new Diamond Collection and throwing in a BB cream miniature set for 69,000 won. That is about USD77.

Looking forward to trying this when the winter season is over.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Supermoisture Makeup by Clinique

Having normal to combination skin, using a foundation that is meant for dry skin is probably the last choice that I will make in terms of a foundation purchase.

However, since moving to London, the cold and dry winter definitely takes it toll on the skin and I noticed myself starting to get signs of skin flaking and dryness. Sign to switch foundation. Chanced upon a cosmetic factory outlet and they had the supermoisture makeup on sale. That was how I ended up buying this to combat the dry winter.

The supermoisture makeup foundation is advertised as

"Ultra-creamy yet refreshingly lightweight formula goes beyond flaw-fixing, acting as skin's undercover moisture agent for a dewy look. Disguises unevenness with sheer-to-moderate coverage. Instantly puts drier skins at ease. Skin looks soft and radiant all day."

What I noticed when I started using this is that only a small amount is required for the entire face and neck area, I find myself using about the size of a pea. It is very creamy and slides easily on the skin for an easy application. It blends smoothly and sets to give quite a natural and dewy glow. I find that it contains really tiny shimmers/pearls that you can only see under certain lighting but which is very subtle. That is how it is able to give the skin a radiant glow with the creaminess of the foundation giving a dewy look.
It doesn't feel thick on the skin at all even after a full day at the office. Only minor touch ups with powder is required on the T zone during the day while I didn't even need to do that in much severe winter weather in other European countries.
The foundation definitely provided a shield against the harsh winter and my skin remain supple and moisturised. I also did not get any break outs from using this and did not detect any fragrance.
Quite value for money considering that I only finished half a bottle for the entire winter season.

Luv ~ Frangrance free, very moisturising and depicts a radiant glow. No break outs. One bottle lasts a long time.

Don't Luv ~ No SPF, will not use this for the summer for normal to oily combination skin type.

Asience Shine Therapy Range by Kao


Moving on from my previous post on the haircare products by Asience. A new range was added in November 2008 which is ‘Shine Therapy’.

According to their website

“Shine Therapy, is formulated specially to reverse the internal damages caused by harsh chemicals used in rebonding, colouring and perming. Combining its higher concentration of repairing essence Pearl & Soybean in its trademark Asian Beauty Essence and its patented penetrative technology, the holes of lost proteins are instantly filled up. The result? Hair becomes stronger, smoother with a healthy shine.”

The Shine Therapy range contains

· +50%* more Pearl and Soybean essence (Repair)

· Korean Ginseng and Camellia Oil essence (Moisturize)

· Eucalyptus (Protect) * Compared to Deep Nourish Range

Basically what this means to me is that this is even better for those with really damaged hair or hair that have gone through chemical treatments like colouring, straightening and perming among others.

I definitely fall into this category, coupled with my hair being dry by nature. I decided to try this new range.

After my first wash, I immediately felt a difference with my hair. It was a lot smoother, shinier and silkier. Running fingers through my hair was like touching silk. My hair runs easily through my fingers and I couldn’t believe the shine. I can't rave enough about Shine Therapy and this new range completely change the results that I get from using a shampoo/conditioner for my hair.

I am addicted to this new range. It is definitely more superior to the other ranges and other brands available if you have chemically damaged hair.

I have to mention the fragrance as well. It exudes a floral scent and seems to be well liked as I have receive some positive comments.

LUV ~ Geat value. Hair is really shiny and well moisturised.

Don't Luv ~ Nothing
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