Saturday, October 31, 2009

MAC Magic, Mirth and Mischief! Colour Collection Review and Swatches



So the holiday collection came to Penang so to the holiday collection i went!! :D Without much ado lets go straight to the reviews and swatches! :D

MAC Magic, Mirth and Mischief! Colour Collection:



Let me start with the thing that i personally think is the highlight of this collection - the mineralize blushes (US$21 / RM95)!! These two babies are soooo smooth and pigmented and just a dream to use!! :D


See how pigmented these are? Yum!! :D

Conjure up - a dirty plum. Still thinking if i should go back for this one...
Superdupernatural - a mid-tone coral. Contrary to its name, it won't be superdupernatural on your skin if you don't apply it with a light hand! hahaha! :D

Next are the Mineralize Eyeshadows (US$19.50 / RM80)! I'm not really a fan of mineralize eyeshadows, but these really surprised me with their quality! All 6 of them apply smoothly and are quite pigmented! I only wished that MAC would remove that stupid glitter crescent in there! I wonder why did they decide to keep that one despite so many complaints about it last year! :P


The glitters are placed at the top of every shadow, but they don't photograph (and adhere to the skin) very well!! Ugh! :P

Midnight Madness - dark dirty brown with a gold glitter crescent.
Devil-May-Care - light lavender with a silver glitter crescent.
Under Your Spell - pinkish purple with a bronze glitter crescent.
Mayham - brownish bronze with a silver glitter crescent.
Blue Sorcery - turquoise with a silver glitter crescent.
It's a Miracle - dark burgundy with a gold glitter crescent.

Then there're the Softsparkle Eye Pencils (US$14.50 / RM62). These should totally be called Hardsparkle Eye Pencils instead because they scratch your skin soooo badly!! I'm sure not allowing any of these near my eyes! :S Once again, i don't know why MAC brings this one back year after year! I know it's the holiday season and glitters are in, but come on already!! :P



Iris Accents - light lavender with silver sparkles.
Nightsky - black with silver sparkles.


Next are the lippies (US$14 / RM63)! I personally feel that there is something for everyone in this lineup - from sheer to super bright! haha! :D



Pervette (Glaze) - sheer bright pink with some purple iridescenc. This one's permanent.
Total Wow! (Glaze) - pinkish berry. This one looks alot less scary swatched than in the tube!
Surprise Me (Lustre) - mid-tone coral. I was secretly hoping that this one has abit more pink in it though!
Utter Fun (Lustre) - bright fuschia pink! This one is not for the faint hearted! :D

Then there're my favourite lipglosses! lol! :D These cremesheenglasses and dazzleglasses go for US$18 / RM80 each, which i seriously think is expensive for the miniscule amount you get! Still, suckers like me will buy so why am i complaining. :P


The first 3 are cremesheenglasses, and the next 3, dazzleglasses.

Ever So Rich - sheer lilac. This one turns pink on my lips!
Boy Bait - light peach. This one's shoooo pretty! :D
Partial to Pink - peachy pink. See the lip swatch of this one here.
She-Zam - very sheer silver with silver and red sparkles!
Phiff - very very sheer light peach gold sparkles . I wished that the sparkle particles weren't so big though! :(
Jingle Jangle - mid pink with blue sparkles! This one reminded me of a toned down version of the Steppin' Out Dazzleglass! Hmmm... wonder if i should get this one... :P

Lastly, here're the Nail Lacquers (US$12 / RM40):


Two coats each

Lucky Number - Metallic purplish pink. This one goes on streaky!
$$$$$ Yes - Metallic silver. This one is super streaky but i love it! haha! :D This one's repromoted from the Heatherette collection last year. :)


That's all from the colour collection! :D I have swatches for everything else from the other holiday stuff except the Mineral Exclusives, but i think i better separate them into two posts cuz there're tons of pictures, so stay tuned yeah! :D

And yes, i know you will be curious to know what i got from this collection! haha! :D So here it is, my MAC Holiday haul:



From left: Superdupernatural blush, Boy Bait cremesheenglass, She-Zam dazzleglass. Yesssss, i did manage to walk away from the Sorceress eye palette (which was a little disappointing irl), Phiff! and Jingle Jangle dazzleglasses and the Conjure Up blush! I sure hope i don't regret not getting these! :P

I also got the Stubborn Brown powerpoint to try since my Photogravure Technakohl finished already, as well as the MAC Charged Water to replace my empty Avene spray (review coming soon! :D)!


So didcha get anything from this collection? :D

Friday, October 30, 2009

FOTD: Halloween Look - Sad Snow Faerie

Tomorrow's Halloween, so i thought i'd do a look for this! :D I've never been to any halloween parties before, but if i ever do, i'll definitely dress up as a snow fairy! Think super pale makeup and white, floaty dresses! So nice right? haha! :D

In this look, i'll be a crying fairy! Since she's a fairy, it's only right if her tears were crystalized! haha! :D I apologize in advance for the crappy pics! I loaned my trusty camera to my dad and had to use my husband's super heavy one so needless to say, like 99% of the pics turned out blurry!! ARGH! I'm going out right after this to reclaim my beloved camera back already!! haha!! :D



Stuff i used:

Face:
Pond's Magic Powder

Cheeks:
MAC Eversun Beauty Powder Blush

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

Eyes:



MAC Whistle es (highlight)
MAC Unbasic White es (all over crease and inner Vs)
MAC Strike a Pose es (contour)
The Body Shop Glitter Liner (upper & lower lashes and tears)
Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara

Lips:



MAC Front Lit lippie
MAC Bubbles Lippie (mid lip)


Have you attended any Halloween parties? Or will you be attending tonight / tomorrow night? What will you be?? Do share! :D

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Product Review: Bath & Bodyworks Cucumber Melon Body Lotion



At a Glance:
Price: US$9.50 (approx. RM34.20)
Website: Bathandbodyworks.com
Weight: 8 fl. oz / 236ml
Made in: USA
Likes: Scent lasts really long, quality ingredients, moisturizing!
Gripes: I got sick of the scent after awhile, the flip top cap, not available in Malaysia!
Repurchase: No
Jenn's Rating: 4 Stars! Great stuff but won't be repurchasing! :P


Ingredients:



Product Description:

Fresh and juicy. Clean and crisp. Cucumber and honeydew melon are a perfect pairing in this cool, collected scent.


Actual Product Pic:


Texture & Scent:


This lotion is a little thicker than the usual body lotions. Because of this, it takes abit longer to sink in. In this hot an humid weather, this perhaps is not very ideal unless you're in an air conditioned room! lol! This one smells just like a fresh slice of honeydew melon! I really liked this one at the beginning, but i quickly got sick of the scent! :P

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:



They've repackaged this one! Now it looks like this:



Time Test:
This lotion takes about 10-15 minutes to sink in, and my skin feels moisturized for the entire night after that. The scent lasts the whole day too! :D

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 for $19! :)

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


My $0.02:

I've probably said this many times, but i really wish that Bath and Bodyworks would open a store here!! They have so many scents to choose from, and the price ain't too bad either! :D

This lotion is slightly more moisturizing than the Cotton Blossom one, which is great! Unfortunately the scent started to bother me after awhile... it almost seemed too sweet! lol! :D Because of that, i won't be repurchasing this one. But be assured that i will definitely check out the other scents if i could! :D


Credits: Product photos from Bathandbodyworks.com.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

MAC in Lillyland Collection! :D

Thanks to the amazing erine1881 over at Specktra.net, we now have the color story for this Lilly Pulitzer & MAC collaboration!! :D



Lipgelee: $14.00
Lush & Bright - Bright pink yellow coral with pink pearlized pigments (LE)
Preppy - Blue pink with pink pearlized pigments (LE)
Shift to Pink - Light violet with silver pearlized pigments (LE)
Resort Life - Off-white with pink pearlized pigments (LE)



Pearlmatte Shadow: $19.50
Flower pattern of 3 shades (white, green, pink) (LE)



Paint Pot: $16.50
Rubenesque - Golden peach w/gold pearl (Frost) (Permanent)
Bare Study - Soft beige wth gold pearl (Frost) (Permanent)
Fresco Rose - Pink with matching pearl (Frost) (Permanent)



Pearlmatte Face Powder (LE) $27.00
Flower pattern of 4 shades (LE)



Cremeblend Blush: (LE) $18.50
Joie-De-Vivre - Peachy coral (Permanent)
Florida - Bright fuchsia (Permanent)
Optimistic Orange - Bright coral (Permanent)
So Sweet, So Easy - Light yellow pink (Permanent)



Nail Lacquer: $12.00
Coconut Ice - Light yellow peach pink (Cream)(LE)
Steamy - Hot 'n' steamy hot pink (Cream) (Permanent)



Brushes:
#168 Large Angled Contour Brush - For expert application of cheek contour. This brush is a large angled contour - the fibres form a buffed edge and are soft and firmly bundled. $32.00USD (Permanent)

#239 Eye Shader Brush - Soft and dense to shade or blend eye shadow or emollient-based products. This brush has a tapered, rounded edge with smooth, firm, fine fibres. It can be used to build intense colour on the eyelid. $24.50USD (Permanent)

Technakohl: $14.50
Graphblack - Rich graphic black (Permanent)
Purpledash - Intense aubergine (Permanent)


And here're some swatches for you courtesy of erine1881 from Specktra.net once again (oh how i LOVE this lady!!) :D

Lipgelees:


Eyeshadow:


Face Powder:


Creme Blushes:



This collection will be available in the US on the 7th of Jan next year! Personally i'm most excited about the new 3-in-1 eyeshadow and face powder!! They look so prettttty!! :D I also can't wait to check out the creme blushes!! :D The lipgelees look amazing too, but they're abit too sparkly for my liking, so i'll probably be skipping them! :D

See anything that ya like? Or are you skipping this collection? Do share!! :D


Credits: Color story and swatches from Specktra.net, product pics from Temptalia.com.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Product Review: My Beauty Diary White Truffle Fantastic Whitening Mask 我的美丽日记璀璨白金篇白松露极致美白面膜



At a Glance:
Price: RM6.50 (approx. US$1.76)
Website: http://beautydiary.com.tw
Weight: 30g
Made in: Taiwan
Likes: Really brightens face, moisturizes well! :)
Gripes: Sheet is a bit flimsy, not available locally!
Repurchase: Yes!! :D
Jenn's Rating: 4.5 Stars! Me really likey!! :D

Ingredients:


Product Description




English description (Taken from their website):

Multiple Soothing Crystal Bright
Multiple plants extracts from rose hips, white mulberry root bark and cactus, help to clear accumulated dead cells and cutis, improve roughness and dullness, lighten skin pigmentation spots, sooth and nourish skin. After use, a perfect exture of glow, translucence, radiance and suppleness will be immediately observed on skin.

Japan-introduced mask material, fragrance and alcohol free
Introduced from Japan, the highly fitting mask material is 100% fragrance- and alcohol-free. With a gentle and pure texture, it offers the skin fresh feel without discomfort!

Triple Whitening Compounds
An innovational version combined previous French white truffle and two highly effective whitening ingredients: m-tranexamic acid and SAP, a vitamin-C derivative, works terrifically on improving dullness and eliminating uneven skin tone.

Nano-Biotech Double Vehicle
Active ingredients wrapped in multiple layers of bio substance. Through a controlled time-released effect, these ingredients work on skin by degrees and are absorbed more easily in epidermis.


Actual Product Pic:


Texture & Scent:
Similar to the other two from the luxury range, this mask is really moist even after using it for 30 minutes! :D I like that this one doesn't really leave a sticky feel after using! This is fragrance free! :)

Packaging:


This mask is individually packed into a foil wrapping like your usual sheet masks. It also comes in a box of 10 i believe.

This mask is much thinner than the ones from the usual line, so i guess it does give a better fit.



However it is easily torn though (like what happened to me when i used the Camellia mask, so be careful whilst using this!

Time Test:
20-30 minutes, which is a little long! :P

Price & Availability:
This mask is priced at about RM6.50 each, but can be cheaper or more expensive depending on seller. I bought mine from beauty_zone33 from Lowyat.net. There're lots of other sellers there as well!! I haven't seen this particular one in Guardian though, so i guess its not available there! :(

Usage:
This one brightens really well, so it's great to use before an event go make your skin glow! :D


My $0.02:

Masking Mondays is back!! Didcha miss it or not? Hehehe!! :D

Once again, this mask is really similar to the other two in this series! It moisturizes really well, leaving my skin feeling plump and soft. This one brightens really well too!! Am loving the glow i get from this one! hehehe!! :D

Here's how i look after using this:



Radiance from within, but i'm not preggers! hehehe!! :D Now, if only i can make this effect last 24/7... lol!! :P


Read my reviews on the other two masks from the Platinum Luxury series:

My Beauty Diary Camellia Mask 我的美丽日记璀璨白金篇极润保湿面膜
My Beauty Diary Platinum Nanocolloid Mask 我的美丽日记璀璨白金篇白金保湿面膜


Credits: Product photo from http://beautydiary.com.tw
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