Sunday, June 27, 2010

my new love

Bought something really expensive to pamper myself <3



=)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

quick update on more hauls

I'm super busy with work and I only leave the office at around 9pm-10pm every single day! =(
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Anyway, over the last few weekends, I bought some more stuffs during the Kanebo warehouse sales. Ironically, I was actually planning to look for some Lunasol's eyeshadow palettes but I ended up with zero Lunasol product but a handful of Kate's cosmetics and also Kanebo Blanchir's lotions & moisturizer.
My work has made me gone mad. That's it.
I spent about RM500 here...


Clockwise from top: Kanebo Blanchir Superior White Deep Conditioner (280ml) "I know I'm crazy to purchase such a big bottle!", Kanebo Blanchir Superior White Deep Milky Conditioner (130ml), KATE Line Spicy Eyeshadow (BU-1), KATE Line Spicy Eyeshadow (PK-1), KATE Lipgloss (BR-1), KATE lipgloss (PK-3), KATE Rouge Trance lipstick (OR-4) "very very pretty coral color", KATE liquid foundation (OC-B) and lastly, KATE liquid eyeliner (BK-1)

I also got myself this... and it's actually FREE~~

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hehehs, I got myself the Maquillage Limited Edition X'mas eye palette by Christopher Kane. Yes, it's the year 2008 edition and I only got it now coz I was not really that into cosmetics back then (although I fell a little in love with it) and also, it was sold together as a coffret set but I got it individually this time around. =)
So, when I saw this on the display counter, I knew I had to get it! I swatched it again and the color payoff was great. Lovely.. gonna find some time to do a look with this palette soon!

some sneak peek pics (gonna post up more with a proper dedicated post on it):




more soon, gotta work now.. =(

Monday, June 07, 2010

love from Linda :D

I'm gonna make this short and sweet coz it's already 1.20am and I gotta work tomorrow. :P

I won second place in Linda's giveaway and she's so generous! Her little note was really sweet too =)
I really love the stuffs I got from her and the best thing is, it was on my birthday month too. Goodies on birthday, I bet we girls should know how nice that feeling is, right? *wink*

Goodies from this babe:



little sweet note~

I especially love this pallete alot! <3



and this Korres lip butter.. loving it more and more after using it



Thanks again, sweetie~

Sunday, June 06, 2010

BB Cream review: Dr.Jart+ Silver label


Since my HG L'egere BB cream is running low, I thought of getting another tube but alas, there are so many other brands of BB cream in the market and I thought that I should give other brands at try as well. We just have to continue searching and trying out new things, right? :P

So, I came across the brand Dr. Jart+ and I was pretty impressed by the good reviews it had received. And after a few days of thinking and researching, I decided to get it.

There are actually 2 star products for their BB Cream, the famous Black label and Silver label. I think there's a Blue label too. These suddenly reminds me of Johnnie Walker and my drinking session on this coming friday, hahah. *this was when i wrote this and was in draft before this, haha*

Anyway, I didn't quite understand what are the differences between those different colors of labels and the descriptions weren't really helpful.
All I get was;

Black label - it was described as the Detox Healing BB cream that has the functionalities of whitening, wrinkle reduce & UV protection




Silver label - it was described as the Rejuvenating BB cream and has the functionalities of whitening and UV protection. It also claims to control sebum.



So, from that, I get the idea that Black label is more of falling into the "anti-aging" product category. I thought of getting Black label in the first place. I mean why not, since it has the additional anti-aging formula. However, I was lucky enough to ask the seller again on what is the difference and she actually told me that Black label is meant for dry skin and Silver label is meant for combination/normal skin. Interesting huh? I mean, this is really an important piece of information for me. So girls, you should take note of this if you're interested to try! =)

And since I have normal to combination skin, I purchased the silver label bb cream. It has SPF35/PA++ too so therefore, I don't think I need to wear sunblock underneath this bb cream. :P
note: it is stated in the website - "No need to wear additional sun protectors nor foundation".


Some of the main ingredients of this BB cream are:


  • Arbutin - whitening effect

  • Pore Purifying Complex - oxygenation effect

  • Hyaluronic Acid - natural moisturizing effect

  • Coenzyme Q10 - tightening effect

  • Centella asiatica extract - protecting and soothing effect



So, how do I find this BB cream?

Texture wise, I find it more watery than L'egere but it's not really that runny. It blends prefectly too on skin even on a non-moisturized skin. It blends well with finger application, sponge application and even with a flat top brush. I have not tried applying it with a foundation brush though. However, different applications kind of give me different finish and different results in terms of staying power/ concealing power.

Personally, I think it gives the best coverage when blend with sponge or finger. I get a much more sheer coverage when I use a flat top brush. After application, I would say my skin looked lumimous and dewy and just perfect. However, sometimes, the staying power isn't  really that good as I think it just melts in the hot weather in my country (Malaysia). Blame the weather, haha. And yes, it has been a really hot hot time of the year now. :S

Anyway, if I finished my face with loose powder, the BB cream stays longer too. I might only need to blot once during the day. Most of the time I think my complexion still looks "okay" after office hours and I still see the 'glow'. *wink* Therefore, for oil control wise, I would rate it 4/5.

Oh ya, another thing is, I think it will take a long while for me to finish up this tube of BB cream since I only need to use a minimal pea-sized of the product. Sometimes, I still have some leftovers on my hand. I only need to use so little of this each time because it's just so super blendable and goes so smoothly~

What I do each time is to just let a drop of the cream on my hand and use my finger to transfer the BB cream to my face by dotting each and every corner of my face before blending it. This is a tips I learnt  from some Japanese make up artist. They claimed that by leaving the BB cream dots on the face for a few seconds before blending gives you better coverage and stay.  

To sum it all up, I kinda like this BB cream ^.^

Bought this online from http://www.drjart.com.my/
Retails at around RM80-RM130/ USD25-30.
"ask for discounts" :D