Friday, May 11, 2012

MAC Hey Sailor Collection



Set sail this summer with a colour collection inspired by the glam of vintage pin-up girls. Go overboard with the never-ending colours of Pro Longwear Lip Pencils, Zoom Waterfast Lash, Lipglass and more! Limited Edition.



This is the second time MAC is featuring a Nautical inspired collection for Summer (the first being Naughty Nauticals in 2008). This collection is divided two sections: Face, consisting of the bronzing powders, body oil and a brush, and Colour which all the other products fall under.

The packaging, although rather dizzying at the first glance, is slowly growing on me! I'm definitely picking up a few items to go home with me! :D

Ok, lets start with Face! :)


Eyeshadows:



Crystal Avalanche (Veluxe Pearl) - White with reflects
Barefoot (Veluxe Pearl) - Tarnished gold
Jaunty (Frost) - Light yellow beige
Feeling Fresh (Frost) - Bright green
Nautical Navy (Satin) - Blue


Powerpoint Eye Pencils:



Handforged - Metallic yellow gold
Emerald Sea - Kelly green
Blue Stripe - Dark navy


Blushes:



Launch Away! (Satin) - True peach
Fleet Fast (Satin) - Pinky, golden coral


High-light Powder:



Crew - Soft peachy cream with fine shimmer


Lipsticks:



Salute! (Amplified) - Neutral peach
To Catch A Sailor (Frost) - Highly frosted tan
Red Racer  (Satin) - Bright yellow red
Sail La Vie (Satin) - Bright mid-tone orange


Lipglosses:



Cut Loose - White gold with pearl
Orange Tempera - Pale peach
Riviera Life - Bright tangerine
Blessedly Rich - Pale coral
Send Me Sailing - Bright yellow red


Suntints SPF20 Liquid Lip Balms:



Sea Mist - Peachy nude with multidimensional pearl
Abalone - See through hot pink with no pearl
Au Rosé - Poppy coraly pink with gold pearl


Pro Longwear Lip Pencils:



Saunter - Pale nude beige
Throw Me A Line! - Bright true red
Shore Leave - Light vibrant coral


Pigments:



Old Gold (Frost) - High frosted tarnished gold
Naval Blue (Frost) - Deep smoky blue


Nail Lacquers:



Vestral White (Cream) - Creamy white
Touch of Red (Cream) - Bright yellow red
Gold Knot (Frost) - Brass gold


Zoom Waterfast Lash:



Waterfast Black - Black


Face:

Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder:



Nude on Board - Bronzy, yellow tone
Sun Dipped - Dirty red tone


Bronzing Powder:



Soft Sand - Golden bronze with fine gold pearl
Refined Golden - Finely spun golden with soft pearl finish, a repromote from Style Warriors (2009), To the Beach (2010) and Surf Baby (2011).


To the Beach Bronze Body Oil:



Seaside - Dirty blushy pink with multidimensional sparkles
Man Rays - Glowing tan with multidimensional golden shimmer


137SH Face Blender:




Phew!! This post is definitely image intensive!! lol! Are you excited about this collection? Whatcha gonna get?? Comment away! :D


Credits: All images taken from Beautyscene.nl.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Jenn Asks: Can you see this post?



I'm serious!! :O

I have been getting several emails from readers who cannot access my blog for awhile now, and to my horror, Google Analytics reported a huge dip in daily visitors for the past month or so. However, I can't seem to replicate this problem on the few different systems / networks that i've tried so far - my site is loading for all.

So my dears, if you can see this post, please give me a shoutout in the comments to let me know if this is just an exceptionally dry spell for my site? lol. If you read this via a feed or on Facebook but cannot access this post, please gimme a hola on Facebook as well.

Thank you in advance, and have a great midweek! :D

Monday, May 7, 2012

Product Review: Laneige Water Sleeping Pack_Ex



At a Glance:
Price: RM100 (approx US$33.33)
Weight: 80ml / 2.7 Fl. Oz.
Made in: Korea
Likes: Skin looks brightened and feels supple in the morning, does not contain alcohol, cheaper in the long run.
Gripes: Not moisturizing enough for me on its own.
Repurchase: Maybe

Ingredients:


Product Description

Sleeping pack that gives intensive hydration, vitality and brightening effect during sleep. Alcohol free. Dermatologist tested.


Texture & Scent:


This sleeping mask has a lightweight, silicony feel to it. It spreads easily unto your skin, and absorbs quickly into the skin with minimal aid.

It has a rather strong floral fragrance once on, but it dissipates quickly (thank God because I don't like it!)! :D


Packaging:


This mask comes in a plastic tub with a screw off lid. It is filled almost to the brim when new (shown above).  I would prefer it they provide a reusable plastic lid to better keep germs and air out though.

This is how it looks brand new sealed:


And this is the box it came in:


I like how a spatula is included in the box! Methinks that its a good practice for all skin care companies to follow! :D



Price & Availability:
This mask is priced at RM100 and it is available at all Laneige counters. It may seem expensive to shell out a hundred bucks at a go, but it seriously lasts a long time! I have been using my tub every other day since June last year, and there's still slightly less than a quarter left! This is definitely cheaper than using sheet masks! :D


My $0.02:

This is a highly raved product! Prior to trying this out, i've always told myself to check this one out, but somehow other things always get the precedence over it. Lol! It was during this fateful outing with my colleagues to the counter at Gurney Plaza that i got poisoned suckered persuaded into buying this (and the Hydra Solution Cream, the review of which is wayyyyy overdue since eons ago! :P) - the SA was seriously nice and friendly! My colleague's venom raves did not help either. So i picked this up and went on home to give it a spin! :D

So, do I echo my colleague's raves? Unfortunately I don't :( But hear me out!

I find this a great product for lazy busy people like mua who want to just slap something on and go to bed immediately. It also brightens well and my skin feels a little moisturized in the morning. However, I find that on its own, it is not moisturizing enough for my combi-dry skin. I find that i need to layer my usual moisturizer over it for my skin to feel adequately moisturized. Methinks that for oily skinned individuals (like my colleague), it is perhaps moisturizing enough on its own! :)

I also love how long a tub lasts! I have been using mine since June last year and I still have enough to last me a couple months so the hundred bucks that i've paid for it definitely goes a long way! :D

All in all, methinks that this is not a bad product - it is just not moisturizing enough for me. I may repurchase in the future because it so convenient to use! :)


How about you? Have you tried this product out before? Do you like it? :D 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Product Review: The Face Shop Herbal Therapy Jasmine and Fennel Revitalizing Mask Sheet



At a Glance:
Price: RM6.90 (approx. US$2.30)
Weight: 20ml / 0.67 Fl. Oz.
Made in: Korea
Likes: Brightens skin well, skin feels "bouncy" after using, cheap, easily available
Gripes: Contains alcohol, huge mouth opening!
Repurchase: Maybe

Ingredients:


Product Description

This mild, all-natural mask sheet is formulated with Jasmine and Fennel extracts to revitalize skin and improve suppleness while indulging the senses in its invigorating aroma.


Aroma therapeutic benefits of Jasmine:
  • Clears away exhaustion
  • Lifts tired skin
  • Smooths facial contours
Aroma therapeutic benefits of Fennel:
  • Invigorates and lifts tired skin
  • Smoothes facial contours

Directions:





Texture & Scent:
This mask contains the perfect amount of essence - not too much until it drips all over yet sufficient to remain moist until the user takes it off at last. After removing the mask, the essence sinks in quickly, which is nice.

This has a lovely mild floral scent that i kinda like! :D


Packaging:


This mask is individually packed into their respective packs and is sold by the piece. As usual, the mask sheet fits my face well except for the mouth part:



Time Test:
15-20 minutes!

Price & Availability:
This mask is priced at RM6.90 each and is available at all The Face Shop outlets.


My $0.02:

This really reminds me of how my skin feels (so bouncy) after using the Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Lotion (which I'm finallllllly running out on, a year later! Can we say value for money? Or it could just simply that I was lazy! :P)! :D

That aside, I also love how non-sticky this is - the essence sunk right into my after using this. After that, my skin is brightened and feels so supple! :D :D

This is how i look after using this mask:



All in all, I think that this is not too shabby! I may repurchase if it goes on sale! :)
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