Friday, May 29, 2009

FOTD: Lucky Tom! :D

I tried a hand at creating a look by duping the colors from the Hello Kitty Lucky Tom palette! :D I don't have a blueish purple, so i mixed the Playful and Electric Eel shadows together for that! lol! :D This color combi isn't one of my favourites, so i don't think i'll ever wear this look out...





Stuff i used:

Face:
Pond's Magic Powder
MAC Tahitian Sand BP

Cheeks:
MAC Dainty Mineralize Blush
MAC Fun & Games BPB

Brows:
Maybelline Line n' Design Brow Pencil in Dark Brown
MAC Browset in Beguille

Eyes:



Benefit F.Y.Eye!
MAC Solar White es (highlight)
MAC Chrome Yellow es (inner crease)
MAC Going Bananas es (inner crease over Chrome Yellow)
MAC Cosmic es (mid crease)
MAC Playful es (outer crease)
MAC Electric Eel es (outer crease over Playful to create purple)
MAC Satin Taupe (creaseline)
MAC Photogravure Technakohl (upper and lower outer lashlines and Tightline)
Silkygirl Funky Eyelights Pencil in 07 Solid Gold (inner lower lashline)

Lips:



MAC Utterly Frivolous lippie
MAC Sockhop Lipglass


What'd ya think? Can yellow go with purples? :D

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Jenn's Beauty Profile

After reading the various beauty profiles from the other beauty bloggers, I've decided to join in the fun! :D



Age: 25
Skin Type: Normal, sometimes combi dry.
Main Problems: Freckles and eye bags.
No-no Ingredients: Alcohol!!
Holy Grail Ingredients: Salicylic Acid! *loves* Nylon-12 and Kaolin Clay too.

SKINCARE
Cleanser: MAC Cleanse Off Oil
Makeup Remover: MAC Cleanse Off Oil
Scrub: Aspirin Mask / The Body Shop Honey & Oat 3-in-1 Scrub Mask
Mask: Aspirin Mask / The Body Shop Honey & Oat 3-in-1 Scrub Mask / Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask, ZA True White Essence Mask / Neutrogena Deep Hydrating Mask
Serum: Lancome Blanc Expert Neurowhite X3 High Potency Whitening Spot Eraser
Moisturiser (Day): Lancome Blanc Expert Neurowhite X3 Ultimate Whitening Hydrating Emulsion Moist
Moisturiser (Night): Lancome Blanc Expert Neurowhite X3 Ultimate Whitening Hydrating Emulsion Moist and Lancome Primordiale Nuit Skin Recharge
Sunscreen: Lancome UV Expert Neuroshield SPF50 PA+++ Sunblock

MAKEUP COLOURS
Foundation: MAC NC20
Powder: Ditto ^
Favourite Blush Colours: Peachy pinks!
Favourite Eyeshadow Colours: Blues, teals, greys, taupes, yellows.
Favourite Lipstick/Gloss Colours: MLBB shades! :D


Do check out the other girls' beauty profiles! :D

Connie
Eli
Kahani
Syen
Tine

Monday, May 25, 2009

Product Review: Bath & Body Works Cotton Blossom Body Lotion



At a Glance:
Price: US$9.50 (approx. RM34.20)
Website: Bathandbodyworks.com
Weight: 8 fl. oz / 236ml
Made in: USA
Likes: Great fresh clean scent, quality ingredients, moisturizing!
Gripes: The flip top cap, not available in Malaysia!
Repurchase: Maybe
Jenn's Rating: 4 Stars! Me Likey! :)


Ingredients:
Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Petrolatum, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Fragrance (Parfum), Ceteareth-20, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Extract, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Propylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Sodium Hydoxide, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Benzyl Alcochol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Disodium EDTA, Blue 1 (CI42090), Yellow 5 (CI19140), Red 33 (CI17200).


Product Description:

Inspired by the scent of pure cotton linen blowing in the breeze, this fragrance is clean, fresh and powdery soft.

Fragrant, everyday body lotion leaves skin soft, smooth, and beautifully healthy



Actual Product Pic:


Texture & Scent:


This lotion is a slightly thicker, so it feels a little heavier than the usual body lotions! Out of the four Bath & Body Works lotion i own, this one has the lightest texture. This one has a really fresh and powdery scent which i have grown really fond of!! I especially LOVED the subtle orange scent when it mellows down! :D

  • Fragrance Top Notes: Sun Dried Linen Accord, Grass, Mandarin Blossom

  • Fragrance Mid Notes: Jeans Accord, Peony, Cotton

  • Fragrance Base Notes: Musk, Baby Powder


  • Packaging:


    This lotion comes in a squeeze bottle with a flip top cap! I personally do not like the cap though, because the lotion will get stuck in the cap and congeal there if i don't use it for sometime!

    The flip top cap:



    Time Test:
    This lotion takes about 10-15 minutes to sink in, and my skin feels moisturized for up to 8 hours after that! :)

    Price & Availability:
    This lotion is priced at US$9.50 (approx. RM34.20), which i feel is rather reasonable for the quality you're getting! Sadly, this is not available in Malaysia! It can be bought at all Bath & Bodyworks outlets and their website (They have amazing offers like buy 3 free 3 going on sometimes too!). It's also available at certain Watsons outlets in Singapore! :)

    Usage:
    I usually use this at night before bed as a night moisturizer! :)


    My $0.02:

    My beloved husband (lol!) got me these lotions when a friend of his offered to buy stuff for him from the States!! I'm really grateful that he chose to buy stuff for me instead of himself!! Love!! hahaha!!

    Ok back to the review! :D I got this lotion "unseen"... just based on their descriptions! lol! To be very honest, i was really disappointed when i got this one, as the scent wasn't what i thought it was!! But after awhile, it really grew on me, and now it's one of my favourite scents! :D

    It smells really fresh and clean, and it really reminds me of freshly laundered linen!! :D And the scent lasts and lasts the whole day!! lol! :D This lotion moisturizes really well also, though it may be a little heavy for tropical climates!

    All in all, i think this is a really high quality lotion that's really affordable! Too bad it's not available in Malaysia cuz i would definitely repurchase!! :(


    Credits: Product photos from Bathandbodyworks.com.

    Friday, May 22, 2009

    FOTD: Very Natural Bride! :D

    ps: Fridays will be FOTD Fridays from now on... i'll try to do at least one every Friday k! Wish me luck!! Hehehe!! :D

    To tell you the truth, I wasn't very pleased with my makeup on my wedding day. I thought the thick black liner made my eyes look a little wonky, plus why on earth did the MA use ORANGE shadow on me?! Ew ew ew ew EWWWW!!!


    I look so cocked eye right?? *tears hair out*

    This got me inspired to do my own version of what i would've wished for on my wedding day! I always think that brides should look glowy and really natural on their big day! I think i went a little overboard on "natural" though... the husband says i look like i have nothing on my face! -____-





    Stuff i used:
    Face:
    Pond's Magic Powder

    Cheeks:
    NARS Deep Throat

    Brows:
    Maybelline Line n' Design Brow Pencil in Dark Brown
    MAC Brow Set in Beguille

    Eyes:



    MAC Whistle es (brow highlight and inner Vs)
    MAC Claire de Lune es (highlight)
    MAC Saturnal es (all over crease)
    MAC Photogravure Technakohl (upper and lower outer lashlines, tightline)
    Max Factor Masterpiece Mascara

    Lips:



    MAC 1N Lippie


    Oh well, thats a good attempt i guess! lol!! If all else fails, at least i can wear this to the office right? hahaha!! :P And before i end, here's a bridal kiss for all of you...


    MWUAH!!!


    Hahaha... have a great weekend ahead everyone! :D

    Wednesday, May 20, 2009

    Product Review: Lancome Blanc Expert Neurowhite X3 Ultimate Whitening Renewing Night Cream



    At a Glance:
    Price: RM290 (approx. US$78.37)
    Website: Lancome.com.sg
    Weight: 50ml / 1.7 Oz.
    Made in: France
    Likes: Absorbs into skin quickly, whitens really effectively! :D
    Gripes: High alcohol content
    Repurchase: No
    Jenn's Rating: 4 Stars! Would have been perfect if not for the high alcohol content!


    Ingredients:
    Aqua / Water, Glyerin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Alcohol Denat, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lactic Acid, Hydroxyisohexy 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Fagus Sylvatica Extract / Fagus Sylvatica Bud extract, Triethanolamine, Ellagic Acid, Chlophenesin, Polysorbate 80, Salicylic Acid, Poloxamer 184, Dimethicone, Dimethonol, Benzyl Salicylate, Ginkgo Biloba / Binkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Linalool, Mentha Peperita / Peppermint Leaf Extract, Isohexadecane, Isopropryl Myristate, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Acrylamide / Sodium Acrylolyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Acrylates / C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Disodium EDTA, Rosa Centifolia / Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Methylparaben, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Glycyrrhiza Glabra / Licorice Root Extract, Parfum / Fragrance.


    Product Description:
    Rich and gentle night cream formulated with Neurowhite™ System and Ellagic Acid to optimize whitening actions during the night. Wake up to discover purely white skin.


    Actual Product Pic:


    Texture & Scent:


    This night cream is slightly thinner than your usual night creams, so it spreads unto your skin smoothly! :D There's a slight cooling sensation when you apply this (hint: alcohol!). It absorbs into your skin almost instantly without any stickiness! It has a delicate scent similar to the other products in this line! :D

    Packaging:


    The tube i have is a sample. The real thing comes in a glass jar, which i don't really like because of hygiene issues!

    Time Test:
    This night cream sinks in almost immediately! My face feels moisturized the entire night! :D

    Price & Availability:
    This cleanser is priced at RM290 (approx. US$78.37) and should be available at all Lancome counters in South Asia.

    Usage:
    I use this mainly with the Essence & Patch treatment from this line. I also sometimes apply this to my whole face as a night cream! :)


    My $0.02:

    I was given a couple of samples of this to try out. Actually i have been thinking about buying a full jar of this one for the longest time ever! It really does brightens your skin within days, and it does a good job at moisturizing too!!

    But the thing is, i can almost FEEL the alcohol going into my skin with this one! Given that it hasn't broke me out yet, my skin almost always react funny after using stuff with high alcohol content (like the Biotherm Aquasource moisturizer) after awhile!

    So, conclusion is, i probably will not repurchase this once my samples run out, just because i'm paranoid to be on the safe side :P


    View reviews for other products in the Neurowhite X3 range:
    Lancome Blanc Expert Neurowhite X3 Ultimate Whitening Purifying Foam
    Lancome Blanc Expert Neurowhite X3 Ultimate Whitening Beauty Lotion - Moist
    Lancome Blanc Expert Neurowhite X3 Ultimate Whitening Hydrating Emulsion - Moist
    Lancome Blanc Expert Neurowhite X3 High Potency Whitening Spot Eraser
    Lancome Blanc Expert Neurowhite X3 Ultimate Whitening Night Essence & Targeted Whitening Fusio-Patch


    Credits: Product photo from Beautive.com.

    Tuesday, May 19, 2009

    Attention: All The Body Shop Malaysia Fans!!!



    Their annual sale will start this Friday (22nd May) till 15th June! Get discounts up to 70%, and as usual, members get an additional 10% off on the first three days!!

    Go stock up on those body products already! And don't forget to share what you got from the Sale! :D

    ps: thanks to Plue and Trailsshopper for this piece of information! :)


    Credits: TBS logo from Thebodyshop-usa.com.

    Monday, May 18, 2009

    Product Review: MAC Hello Kitty Beauty Powder Blush in Fun & Games



    At a Glance:
    Price: US$18 / RM80
    Website: Maccosmetics.com
    Weight: 5g / 0.17 US Oz.
    Made in: USA
    Likes: Lovely color, great staying power
    Gripes: None
    Repurchase: No, just because i don't think i'll ever run out! :)
    Jenn's Rating: 4.5 Stars! Me Likey!!! :D

    Ingredients:
    Talc, Nylon-12, Zinc Stearate, Octyldodecyl Steroyl Stearate, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dimenthicone, Squalane, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract / Extrait D'Orge, Silica, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Magnesium Myristate, Aluminium Calciu, Sodium Silicate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Iron Oxides (CI77491, CI77492, CI77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI77510), Manganese Violet (CI77742), Red 6 (CI15850), Red 6 Lake (CI15850), Red 7 Lake (CI15850), Red 28 Lake (CI45410), Red 30 Lake (CI73360), Ultramarines (CI77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI15985).


    Product Description

    A limited edition Beauty Powder Blush in a shiny black window-style compact. Features both M∙A∙C and Hello Kitty logos in pink.



    Actual Product Pic:



    Pigmentation & Color:


    This blush is quite pigmented IMHO, although there are complaints that this doesn't show up on certain skin tones! This color is described as a Soft Orange Peach, which i think is rather accurate! :D

    The swatch on the website, however, is CRAP! lol!!


    Actual swatches:


    And on my NC20-25 skin:

    Excuse my ugly sleepshirt and temporary pottu on my forehead! XD

    Texture:
    Like all the other Beauty Powder Blushes, the texture of this one is exceptionally smooth!! It glides on really well!!

    Packaging:


    This blush is from the Hello Kitty collection, so it has a black (why black?!!) Kitty print on the window! It also has red glitters all over the compact! :D

    The box it came in:


    Time Test:
    This blush lasts about 8 hours on me, which is really great!! :D

    Price & Availability:
    This blush is priced at US$18 / RM80, and is available at all MAC counters and on Maccosmetics.com. This is LE though, so i think it should be sold out by now!! :P

    Usage:
    This peachy blush would look great with almost any colors! :D


    My $0.02:

    Truth be told, this is the ONLY item from my Hello Kitty haul that i purchased not only for collection's sake, but also because i really liked it! This is my first orangey MAC blush and i really love how it flatters my skintone!!It gives me a peaches and cream complexion, plus it makes me look so healthy!! :D It's really versatile too, so i can foresee myself getting lots of use out of this! Futhermore, this being a beauty powder blush, has the most amazing texture a blush can have!! Me thinks that MAC should discontinue their usual blushes and just make this one permenant already!! lol!! :D

    My only gripe? The Hello Kitty's ugly! Don't shoot me!!! :P


    Photo Credits: Product pic from Specktra.net, Swatch pic from Maccosmetics.com.au.

    Friday, May 15, 2009

    MAC Euristocrats II Collection! :D



    While “a kiss on the hand can be quite continental,” a modern girl does the kissing now, knowing she has the drop-dead drama of these hot new Dazzleglass shades. In the very latest violet, coral and pink passion hues, to add the sheen, the sparkle, and the ooh-la-la that never fails to entertain. They’re the “something extra” we’ve added to the lipstick and dazzleglass collection Euristocrats can’t get enough of. More, More, More!



    Lipstick ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)

    • Costa Chic Frosty light coral
    • Naked Paris Sheer pink brown with multi-dimensional pearl
    • Patisserie Sheer creamy neutral pink
    • Milan Mode Sheer deep pink with multi-dimensional pearl
    • London Life Sheer deep berry with multi-dimensional pearl
    • Saint Germain Clean pastel pink
    • Cockney Sheer yellow red with multi-dimensional pearl



    Dazzleglass ($18.00 U.S. / $21.50 CDN)

    • Date Night Soft blue purple with pearl
    • Euro Beat Peach coral with gold pearl
    • Internationalist Yellow pink with blue pearl
    • Local Colour Neutral yellow pink with gold pearl
    • Roman Holiday Medium brown coral with pink pearl
    • Rue d’Rouge Light red with pink pearl
    • Via Veneto Light violet with blue pearl

    Lip Pencil ($13.00 U.S. / $15.50 CDN)

    • Magenta Vivid pinkish-purple
    • Cherry Vivid bright bluish-red
    • Subculture Underground pink
    • Whirl Dirty rose



    What'd ya know? Just when you think you can enough of the 18 dazzleglasses from Double Dazzle, MAC comes up with more of these blingy beauties! :D

    Personally i'm intrigued by Vie Veneto and i wonder how this light violet dazzleglass will look on my lips! And oh, i kinda regret getting Love Alert, because Rue d' Rouge is much bolder and sexier!! :D I want Internationalist, Euro Beat and Local Color too!! Oh my wallet is in so much trouble!!

    MAC India seriously needs to hurry up already, otherwise we'll be like, 5 collections behind by then!!! *tears hair out*

    This collection will be available in the States on the 2nd of July, and the rest of us (India probably excuded) will get this in August!

    Anything calling your name from this collection? :D


    Credits: All pictures and color story from Temptalia.com

    FOTD: Chrome Green Mix! :D

    I dug out my loooong forsaken Loreal Star Secrets lippie in Aishwarya Rai to use!! It's a really lovely shade and so popular then! I do remember having to scour every single loreal counter in penang before i found this!! lol!

    And oh, i just realised that i don't have a single decent dark green shadow, so MAC, if you're hearing me, hurry up and release one already (i don't want Humid!!)!! :D





    Stuff i used:

    Face:
    Pond's Magic Powder

    Cheeks:
    MAC Hipness blush
    MAC Eversun Beauty Powder Blush (contour)
    MAC Pearl Sunshine Beauty Powder (highligh)

    Brows:
    Maybelline Line n' Design Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown
    MAC Browset in Beguille

    Eyes:



    MAC Magic Dust es (highlight)
    MAC Chrome Yellow es (inner crease)
    MAC Fresh Green Mix mes - Solid part (mid crease)
    MAC Fresh Green Mix mes - Dark marbling (outer crease and contour)
    MAC Technakohl in Photogravure (upper lashline & tightline)
    Silkygirl Funky Eyelights Pencil in 07 Solid Gold (inner V and lower inner lashline)
    Silkygirl Funky Eyelights Pencil in 09 Lime Green (mid lower lashline)
    Silkygirl Funky Eyelights Pencil in 01 Olive Green (outer lower lashline)
    Max Factor Masterpiece Mascara

    Lips:



    Loreal Color Riche Star Appeal 517 Taffeta Caresse (Aishwarya Rai)
    MAC Cherry Blossom Lipglass
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