Thursday, December 31, 2009

It's time...

... to review how many NYRs have i achieved this year! *gulps*

Looking back, this year was not as eventful as last year, but i'm grateful for all the blessings i have received nevertheless. It's definitely great to be back home for good!! :D

Ok, enough blahblahs for now. Read my resolutions for 2009 here.

Legend: Green means achieved, Yellow means partially achieved, and Red means Uh oh...

1. Finish using all these lotions:



Well i did finish all of them... with the exception of the TBS Pink Grapefruit and TFS ones, because i couldn't for the life of me find where they are (my shipment from India are still in their boxes while we wait for our new place to be ready!), i pray that they're not lost!! T_T

2. To be more selective of what i buy (especially when it comes to MAC... i have this nasty habit of buying things just because it's LE!!)!

Yes!! :D Nowadays i will think hard and fast about something before purchasing!! :D Of course i did fail every now and then (damn you MAC... you sure know how to break your fans' defences down!!), but most of the time i guess i'm alright!! :P

3. To excercise more often and tone up!! I'm getting really flabby!! Yikes!!

I'm gonna put this as yellow because i do get lazy sometimes!! But there was progress compared to last year!! haha!! XD

4. If everything goes as planned, to find a job once we get back! :)

Yes! :)

5. To develop my own dressing style! I need a new wardrobe (notes to self: you are no longer 18...)!

Still work in progress. On the bright side, i bought my very first leggings this year!! Now i just have to find the bravery to wear it out! hahaha!! XD

6. To spend significantly less on makeup than this year!! I hope not to exceed that X amount that i've set for myself!

Oh dear. What happened?!! I was doing really well for the first half of the year, and things just went downhill after Style Warriors and Double Dazzle! :S

7. To learn how to apply eyeshadow properly!! I just can't apply eyeshadow nicely past my creaseline to save my life!!

Well i think i've improved a little compared to last year, but still by no means an expert yet!! Still have alot alot to learn!! T_T

8. To stop ABUSING my EYEBROWS! They look like crap now... somebody confiscate my tweezers already!!

Haha... yes!! They have been largely "untouched" for most part of the year! Yay! :D

9. To care less about what people think. I can't please everybody!

I think i've finally learnt how to let go of this. It does feel nice being more confident of yourself!


Well well, 4 outta 9! An improvement from last year ya!! hahaha!! XD Let's see how i fare next year!! :D

My resolutions for 2010:

1. Lose 7 kilos and fit into my old jeans again (actually not that old... those jeans were bought just a year ago!!!). I know alot of you will go "hey you're not even fat" but I'm serious - i can't even pull those damn jeans up past my midthighs! If i were to tell you my actual weight now you'll be shocked so please spare me the embarassment and don't ask! hahaha!! XD Don't know how or why did i gained 6 kilos in India!!! :S

2. To learn how to manage my anger better. I would think that i'm a pretty patient person but morons (these are found abundantly in the office) get to me and make me so violent that all i want to do is to dig out their brains and leave them out in the sun to dry up (since they don't need theirs anyway).

*ahem* I'll just have to learn how to deal with them without dying of HBP first.

3. Save X amount of money by the end of the year! :D

4. Spend not more than X amount of money on makeup!! With loan commitments and a bare house to furnish i have a really really really x10 limited budget for this next year, so i can't afford to go crazy again!! Wish me luck!! Now chant with me, Idontneedthis... Idontneedthis... Idontneedthis!!! XD

5. To finish building my makeup storage!! This has been put off for the longest time ever so i hope i'll finish doing this by the end of next year!! lol!! :D

And lastly, this is not really a resolution, but i want to furnish my house nicely!! hahaha!! XD

What NYR do you have yourself? Or don't you believe in NYRs yourself? Do share with me!! :D

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Product Review: RMK Cleansing Oil



At a Glance:
Price: RM110 (approx. US$29.73)
Website: Rmkrmk.com
Weight: 175ml
Made in: Japan
Likes: Rinses clean with no oily feel after that! :)
Gripes: Doesn't remove makeup thoroughly, stings my eyes, not very moisturizing!
Repurchase: No!
Jenn's Rating: 2.5 Stars! Me no likey! :(


Ingredients:
NA

Product Description:

From the RMK website:

マスカラも毛穴の汚れも一度で落とす
クレンジングオイル

肌に必要なうるおいはキープしながら、マスカラや毛穴の角栓までするりと落とす高い洗浄力をもつクレンジングオイル。
キャロットやオリーブ、ぶどうの種から抽出した天然オイルに、植物性のメイクオフオイルを配合してあるので、みずみずしいすべすべの洗いあがりに。洗い流しもスピーディーで、ぬるつきやつっぱり感もありません。テクスチャーもローションのようにさらさら。
爽やかなミントとダマスクローズの香りです。


ps: Once again don't ask me what the above means, i don't know either!! hahaha!! XD Any Japanese whiz care to translate the above for us? :D

Actual Product Pic:

This is a SAMPLE.

Texture & Scent:


This cleansing oil is quite fluid, so it spreads really well. Like all cleansing oils, it emulsifies once it comes in contact with water. It rinses clean with no oily feel after! This has a rather strong minty scent which i don't like! :(

Packaging:


The one i got is a sample. The real thing comes in a pump bottle! :D

Price & Availability:
This cleansing oil is priced at RM110 (approx US$29.73), which is think is alright for RMK standards. This should be available at all RMK counters! :)


My $0.02:

I was so excited to get a sample of this one because i've been reading such wonderful things about it! Thanks to that wonderful someone who give it to me ya!! :D

Unfortunately, it did not live up to its hype for me personally! :( The first thing that stuck me was the smell! Ewwww mint! lol! I'm not sure if it's the "minty-ness" thats causing this, but this stung my eyes quite badly and made them water! After washing my face, this didn't make my face feel tight or taut, but i thought it would be nice if it softened my face like how the MAC Cleanse Off Oil did! And finally, although it did manage to remove majority of the makeup off my face, it did not remove the glitters left behind! :(

Ok enough talking, here're pictures for everybody! :D

This is my makeup plastered face (FOTD here):



Makeup removed from left side using this:



Looks very clean right? But actually, this cleansing oil did not remove the glitters from my face:



Since the only other Cleansing Oil i have is the MAC Cleanse Off Oil, i thought it'll be helpful to do a comparison since they're about the same price! :D

Let's start with the price! Both are about the same! Although the RMK one may seem a bit more expensive, but if you compare them ml to ml they're the same lah! :D

RMK: RM110 / 175ml = RM0.63
MAC: RM95 / 150ml = RM0.63!

Next up, the texture. The MAC one is slightly thicker than the RMK one, which i personally prefer! Both rinses clean as well! :)

Thirdly, lets talk about the scent. As mentioned above, the RMK one smells minty! The MAC has this citrusy scent (probably from the bitter orange oil in it). Needless to say which one i preferred! lol! :P

And finally, let's look at the product efficiency! While the RMK one removes makeup from my face pretty ok-ly (lol!!) minus the glitters, the MAC one manage to remove EVERYTHING from my face beautifully! I also love how soft the MAC one made my face felt! :D

A side by side comparison:



I think it is obvious that the MAC one is still the winner for me! :D But please do not stop yourselves from trying this out because of my review - i've read many many raves about this one! It's just that i personally do not like it! Do give it a try and see! :D


ps: my husband thought that the tester i got looked like a urine sample! Thankfully he made that comment AFTER i used this... because i agree with him!! *sweats* hahaha! :P


Credits: Product photos from Rmkrmk.com.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Product Review: Cellnique Vital Cellular Repair Serum



At a Glance:
Price: RM199 / US$59
Website: http://www.cellnique.com/
Weight: 30ml / 1 Fl. Oz.
Made in: USA
Likes: Nice scent, skin did appear smoother, gives my face a glow, did healed the broken capilaries on my face a little!
Gripes: Would be nice if a cap is included
Repurchase: Maybe
Jenn's Rating: ! 4 Stars! Me likey! :D

Ingredients:


Product Description

Vital Cellular Repair Serum contains active ingredients to repair and restore damaged cells and accelerate the wound healing process. This repairing function is enhanced with non-medicated natural bio-active ingredients, namely ceramides, milk protein and live yeast cell derivatives, to reduce skin sensitivity and delay photo-aging.

Actual Product Pic:


Texture & Scent:


This serum feels a little more solid than the usual serums, but it still spreads on smoothly. It sinks in almost immediately after application! This one smells like yummy oranges!! :D

Packaging:


This serum comes in a glass bottle with a pump. Although there is a twist lock mechanism for the pump, i wished that a cap was included to protect the opening of the pump from dust! :D

The pump:


The box it came in:


Price & Availability:
This mask is priced at RM199 / US$59 each, and is available to buy from their authorized dealers as well as on their website itself (with free worldwide shipping! :D).

Usage:
I use this twice a day on my face and neck.


My $0.02:

This is the other product i received for review from Cellnique! :D

Initially i was really confused as to why they sent me a product meant for post surgery scarring and sensitive skin when i do not have those concerns! They then clarified that actually this can also be used to aid absorption of whatever skin care products we're using.

While still having my doubts, i used this product, bearing in mind that they did mentioned on the website that this product works for broken capilaries too. I've had those on my cheeks since forever, so i'm actually quite thrilled to see some improvement after using this product for about a month or so! :D



The results weren't very significant, but there is an improvement so i'm grateful for that considering they have been around for almost forever! lol! :D

Besides healing my broken capilaries, this one did made my skin feel smoother... and a little glowier (is there such a word?? lol!!). I thought the effect kinda tapered off after 2 weeks or so, but when i stopped using this for a few days, i thought my skin didn't look as smooth! Right after i slapped this on, i woke up the next day with glowy skin again! lol!! So this DOES work, just try not to get used to the glow you see on your face! haha!! ;)

The only gripe i have for this product? I wish they did include a cap of some sort for the pump! It gets a bit dusty over here... lol!! XD

All in all methinks that this is a great product to add to your regime if you have sensitive skin! Personally i might repurchase this when i run out, but i currently have something else in mind to try out already, so this might have to wait! haha!! :D


This item is sent to yours truly by Cellnique for review purpose. I am in no way affiliated with them nor do I get compensated monetarily for this post. Kindly transact with them at your own discretion.


Credit: Product photo from http://www.cellnique.com/.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Product Review: Cellnique Advanced Bio Renewal Masque



At a Glance:
Price: RM159 / US$55
Website: http://www.cellnique.com/
Weight: 50g / 1.7 Fl. Oz.
Made in: USA
Likes: Quite moisturizing, cleanses skin quite well, really brightens skin after use!
Gripes: A little expensive, it comes in a jar.
Repurchase: Yes
Jenn's Rating: ! 4.5 Stars! Me really likey! :D

Ingredients:


Product Description

This unparalleled clay masque is formulated with bio-captured fresh fruit enzymes and acid complexes. Advanced Bio Renewal Masque effectively exfoliates dead skin cells, optimizing cellular renewal performance and deep pore cleansing, thus revealing a softer, fresher, and healthier skin.

Actual Product Pic:


Texture & Scent:


This mask isn't as solid as the usual "clay" masks, so it spreads on smoothly. It has little scrubby bits in it which you can scrub for face with after you're done masking. This mask doesn't really dry completely even after the 10 minute mark:



Scent wise, when i first took this out of the box, the husband and i both thought this smelt like durians!! haha!! =X It's when i actually used it on my face that i realised that this actually smelt more like pineapples than durian!! :D

Packaging:


This mask comes in a rather heavy glass jar with a screw top lid, which i don't really like because it's not hygenic! It also comes with a plastic cap for the inner container to keep it clean:



Time Test:
10 minutes is all you need :)

Price & Availability:
This mask is priced at RM159 / US$55 each, and is available to buy from their authorized dealers as well as on their website itself (with free worldwide shipping! :D).

Usage:
This is perfect for a weekly deep cleansing treat! :D


My $0.02:

The kind folks at Cellnique sent me this product (along with something else which you dear readers will find out tomorrow! ;D) to review, so thank you so much! :D

Like i mentioned above, when i first took this product out from the box, i thought this smelt like durians, which is cool for me (uber durian lover here), but i thought that some people might be put off by it. It was only when i tried it on that i realised that this actually smell more like pineapples than durians, so no worries for those who hates the king of fruits! :D

I like how this product spreads onto my face smoothly unlike some clay masks that can be quite hard to smooth on (especially after awhile when it starts drying up in the tube). I also love how it softens my face (quite surprising considering its kinda like a clay mask which is known to give the dry feeling sometimes) after use!! :D

And oh, look how glowy my face looked after using this:



This also did cleared the clog pores on my face somewhat, though not all of them at the first use (the Aspirin Mask is still the best for this):



The only gripes i have about this mask? At RM159 it is a bit expensive than what i'd like, but then again only a little amount is required for every use, so it's not that bad. Also, i didn't like how it came in a jar because its not very hygenic!

All in all, methinks that this is a great deep cleansing mask to add to your regime! Personally i would repurchase this, but as with all product junkies, i wanna try out other products first!! :D


Read what the other girls have to say about this mask:
Paris
Xin


This item is sent to yours truly by Cellnique for review purpose. I am in no way affiliated with them nor do I get compensated monetarily for this post. Kindly transact with them at your own discretion.


Credit: Product photo from http://www.cellnique.com/.

Friday, December 25, 2009

FOTD: Festive Scarlet! :D

It's Christmas Day!! Before i start i would like to wish everybody a very blessed Christmas!! May your day (and the year ahead) be filled with love, joy and all things wonderful!! :D

When i think of Christmas, probably the first color that comes to mind is RED! :D I was actually seriously thinking of going out and getting a RED eyeshadow just for this look... but i decided against it because i don't think i'll have any use for it after this!! (lol!!) :D It was then that i remembered my beloved MAC Kiss Manish lipstick, and i thought its PERFECT for the occasion!! :D

And oh husband got this santa hat from a company dinner, so i thought i'd be silly with it! haha!! :D


The rash on my eyelid developed into a GIANT ZIT!!! ARGH!! T_T



Stuff i used:

Face:
MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder

Cheeks:
NARS Torrid Blush

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

Eyes:



MAC Femme Fi es (highlight)
MAC Cosmic es (inner crease)
MAC One-off es (outer crease & contour)
Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Liner in 02 Brown (upper lashline)
MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Stubborn Brown (tightline)
Silkygirl Funky Eyelights Pencil in 01 Olive Green (lower outer lashline)
Loreal Ultra-Volume Collagene Mascara

Lips:



MAC Prep + Prime Lip
MAC Kiss Manish Lippie
MAC Love Alert Dazzleglass


So how will you spend today and the weekend? Needless to say i will be (and have been) stuffing my face silly!! Who cares about calories... Ok i do, but i think there's time to lose all those weight just in time for Chinese New Year!! hehehe!! ;)

Have a wonderful Christmas everybody!! :D

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Oh Wonderful Christmas Pressies...

... that came in the mail for mua!! hehehe!! :D



The first one is from the absolutely sweetly wonderfully Miss Plue! :D She can officially be my personal shopper already!! Really thankful to her for helping me get this:


Uber comfy leggings... this is officially the most "adventurous" piece in my wardrobe! I now just have to find the courage to wear it out!! XD


Shower gels from the TBS sale... only RM10 each!! Shoooo cheap!! :D

Not only that, she gave me these as well:


C&E Rosewater Hand Therapy, LUSH Happy Hippy body wash and a sheet mask from EH! :D

I have been lemming for the first two items for sooooooooo long already, so i'm really thankful to receive them from you hun!! Thank you so much!! :D

Happy Family pic:



So, what's in the 2nd package you wonder? Guess and see?





































Got it? Okla, give you hint!! It's black, it's rubbery, and it's not available in Malaysia! :D


























I think most of you would have guessed it by now!! hehehe!! Here're the boxes:



And the beauties:



Guess which colors i got???





























Hahaha ok i shall stop this lame teasing now!! :D Here they are... open sesame:


Clockwise from top: Angelika, Gilda, Albatross and Nico


My Babies!!! <3 They're sooo pretty, i don't have the heart to use them yet!! hehehe!! :D

Who sent these blushes to me you wonder?? Well, i hope this doesn't remind you of Mr. Bean, but these beauties are my Christmas presents to myself!! :D After a long hard year, it's always good to reward oneself!! (haha, who am i kidding!! :P).


Ok enough nonsense for now! It's only two days away from Christmas!! Have you given out gifts / received gifts already? Do share with me!! :D
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