Saturday, April 30, 2011

[] Nars Cordura EOTD~~[]

Hey all
How's every one's weekend? So just gonna do a post on Nars Cordura, I got it a while ago. been using it quite often. But never got around to do a post on it. It's a very popular eyeshadow Duo because the shade is flattering on most skintones even different eye colour. It is a nude every day shade so It's easy to work with.

The colours are extremely pigmented!! I mean only a dab with your brush will pick up so much colour. So if you are trying to create a smokey eye build the colour slowly with a light hand.
for swatches click []HERE[]

The left side is a warm coppery brown the right side is a neutral dark dark brown. Both shade have gold shimmer in it. but not chuncky or any thing. It gives more of a iridescence than sparkly in my opinion.

So for this EOTD I used These items:
- Kissme Heorine smooth liquid eyeliner
- Majorlica Majorca Lash expander frame plus
- Shu Uemura eyeshadow in P brown 820 (a golden champagne kind of colour)
- Nars Cordura Duo

Here's a picture of bare eyes. (LOL you can see my freckles)

Line your eyes with liquid eyeliner, It doesn't have to be neat. if you want your eyes to look bigger, you can draw a thicker liner, or winged out for cat eye look. I lined mine just a bit elongated, and close to my lashes. Some ppl tight line their eyes. I don't do that because I'm scared it will smudge every where.
Apply the Shu Uemura 's eyeshadow all over lid and inner corners of the eye. Then the Coppery shade of Nars Cordura Duo just up to the crease. or and blend blend. And also apply the coppery shade in the outter corner of the bottom lashes.

Apply the dark brown shade in the outter corner of the eyes. to accent crease. I didn't put alot because I want it to be a bit more subtle. nothing dramatic. Another way is using that dark brown shade and just go over your eyeliner. to make it more dramatic.

Apply the mascara to both top and bottom lashes. If you think the outer corner isn't dark enough. you can always add more to accentuate.
This is what it looks like when finished. (above picture)
Here I'm using Revlon Colour Burst in Mauve ( My new favourite LIPSTICK!!!)
highly recommended!! smooth, moisturizing. Thinking of getting more shades.

All a picture of final me.. ready to head out the doors.

Hope every one had a great weekend. that's all from me of this post.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

[] Nars & Estee Lauder Haul[]

Hey All~~
Happy Easter. Hope every one enjoy their Easter Holidays.
I was Lemming for Nars Luster for the longest time, since last year But I never got it because I got a tone of other blushes to finish off. But my Nars DT has hit pan and by hit pan i mean nearly finished So I decided to buy Lutser. I got it on Ebay, because there's no way I would pay $60 AUD for it since AUD is so high now compared to USD.

So I purchased Nars Luster blush and Estee Lauder's Crystal Lipstick in Tiramisu.

Nars Luster is a sheer golden apricot colour. with LOTS and lots of gold shimmer, well it's not the chuncky type glitter but more of a sheen. Very true to the apricot colour though. Not much of a pink tone. Very warm colour so I don't think it will suit people with cool skin tones. The photo is taken under natural sunlight.
Here's a Swatch of Nars Luster. a Golden sheen to the apricot colour.
Now on to the Estee Lauder Crystal Lipstick in Tiramisu.
This is a discontinued colour. shame. Some people love it some people hate it.
This is a very sheer colour, with a hint of gold. gives that glossy look without gloss. I actually personally don't like lipglosses. it's so sticky that my hair sticks to it. People that wont like this is probably because it's too sheer, doesn't show much colour on dark/pigmented lips. low staying power.

This is a very every day colour lipstick. none offensive. can be used in every occasion. Very moisturizing. though the staying power is not that great. a more of my lips but better sort of colour.

This is me wearing luster and the lipstick. excuse the wet hair. just got out of shower and did my make up.

Have a great holiday. don't overdose on Chocolate.

Friday, April 15, 2011

[]Laneige-white plus renew night cream review~[]

Hey all~~
This is first time that I try Laneige products, heard good reviews about their whitening skincare range and their crystal foundations. But never actually tried any of their products.

So this is the first product I've tried from this brand. There are a couple reviews on internet about this cream. I decided to give it a try.

This is what it looks like. In the information sheet that it came with. It states:
Spotless clear and bright skin has long been yearned for by every woman on earth since ancient times. Due to UV rays, stress, yellow sand and exhaust gas found in our daily life, skin tone tends to easily get discolored with more dry flakes and blotches like brown patches, freckles and acne.
Laneige white plus renew line, formulated with Manassantin B, an Amorepacific's exclusive patented ingredient, realizes all day care system that completely takes care of the discolored apple zone, retexturizing your skin with more brightened and clarified look.

The product I purchase is the Lanige White Plus Renew Night Cream
White plus renew complex with the function of 3-step melanin protection and recovery and the white birch ingredient work to recover the skin rhythm, keeping your skin appears brightened and luminous during the night time.

With the moist sensation like melted snow, and the smooth final touch, you can double the whitening effect by applying the simple whitening massage technique on the face and neck.

With containing the sugar maple ingredient that recovers the resilience of the skin surface keratin layer and sugar apple ingredient with the fine water circulation function, the water keeps supplied to the dry skin during the night time.

Seriously after reading all these, it didn't make much sense to me. all i know is it whitens and deals with pigmentation.
This is what it looks like when the jar's opened. You only need like a 10 cents piece for your entire face. I don't like the Jar container, so not hygienic.
Scoop some out of the jar.
spread some on my hand.
Completely spread out and let it absorb for a while. you can see the white sheen, there's no glitters or any thing like that. so the shine is not from fake glitters.

My verdict:
It's a good night time moisturiser, quite thick, but I think it's still not enough for dry type skin at winter time. I have combination/dry skin and for me it's just right so I would imagine it's not enough for dry skin. Thought might be quite oily for oily skin.

It is quite mild in my opinion, not much allergic reactions, but the ingredients are in korean have no idea what is it saying. so can't tell you what the ingredients are. as for whitening effects, I don't see any yet, may be I haven't use it long enough to tell. may be after a couple months it will show effects of lightening up pigmentation.

I think Vitamin C does a better job of lightening up pigmentations.

Will I buy it again? probably now. It's quite expensive in my opinion, and it's just like a normal night cream. nothing special to me.

That's all from me If you have questions don't hesitate to comment or email me.

Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

[] EOTD with Visee Glam Eyeshadow Pu-7~~[]

Hey all ~~
Thought I would do a EOTD with the new Vissee Glam Eyeshadow in Pu-7.
Purple is my favourite colour. lol I think every ones knows that by now, but I was never able to pull it off. I don't really like the light purple eyeshadow type, I'm more of a deep/mauve purple. I loved Nars Ondine but my cousin wanted it, so I gave it to her. When I saw this one was coming out I knew I had to give it a try.

So this is the Visee Glam Eyeshadow in pu -7. See swatches here.
For EOTD here's all the things I used:
- Visee Glam eyeshadow in pu-7
- Kissme active girl mascara
- Kissme Heroine makeup liquid eyeliner
- Too faced shadow insurance

Here's a picture of bare eyes. with curled eyelashes.

Using the light lavender colour and apply all over the lid, bottom inner half of eye, and use the liquid eyeliner to line my eyes.
Then use the 2nd darkest shade apply 1/3 of the lid close to the eyelashes then blend it to the outer corner of the eyes. also apply to the lower lash line but only the outer 1/2 of the eye.

Then apply the darkest shade over the liquid liner for a more natural look.

Then apply mascara to both top and bottom lashes. and you are done.

This is what it looks like with eyes closed.

Review of the Eyeshadow pallete:
Great colours, blends nicely.

chunky glitter, ( I personally don't like glittery eyeshadows prefer more of a pearl sheen finish. )
Lots of fall out had to clean up around the cheek area.

I really liked the Visee Glam Nude Series. thinking of buying the N-5 smokey eye pallete.

That's all for today. take cares.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

[] Rescue Sensitive Skin[]

Hey all

A week ago, my skin started going WACKO. i'm not sure if it because of seasonal change, hormone imbalance or food or stress. but my skin was having dry patches, itchiness red patches. and wake up to dull and ugly looking skin regardless of having 8-10 hours of beauty sleep. terrible, yes I know.

SO I looked up online for products for sensitive skin. I decided to ditch my current skincare regime and pick up another one until my skin has settled down. This is what I came up with.
To cover up my patchiness and things I use powder foundation during the day right after my suncreen. pick a sunscreen that's more natural and doesn't contain preservatives like paraben types. Physical sun block that uses titanium oxide or zinc oxide should be better than chemical sunblocks for sensitive skin. Powder foundation or mineral foundation should be milder on the skin compared to liquid foundation.

So to take the make up off the day I use Clinique- take the day off makeup remover for eyes and lips. then wash with QV FACE- gentle cleanser.
This gentle cleanser is soap free, with vitamin E and adjusts skin to its natural pH. it doesn't make my skin feeling dry and tight after washing and it does have the powder to take off sunscreen and make up.

So to tone the face ( to add hydration to the face and gentle removal of dead skin cells) I use The Body Shop - Aloe Calming Toner. I put some on a cotton pad and wipe my face with it. I avoid any scrub or exfoliate which will just aggravate the skin further. This method removes the dead skin cells gently without make the skin acting up again. The reason why I picked this particular toner is because of its simple ingredients: Water, Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Pentylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Sorbitol, Glycerin.

That's all there is to this toner. I really like it, in two days it helped with my itchiness and red patches. Highly recommended for quick fix to sensitive skin.

To moisturize the face. I use Cetaphil. The products does not contain paraben which my skin don't like. I got two versions of moisturizer.
- Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion
- Cetaphil Dailyadvance Ultra Hydrating Lotion

The moiturising lotion is a more watery version of the ultra hydrating lotion. I started using the Ultra hydrating lotion but I have combination skin so it's a bit too heavy for during the day so I am using it at night now and also for my body. The moisturising lotion is great for all purposes. These two moisturisers tend to have a waxy feel after it's absorbed, may be that is how it is able to keep moisture in the skin all day, because my dry patches are gone.

These two products are gentle enough for baby's skin and won't block pores. Great price for the amount of product you get. Highly recommended.

The top is the Ultra hydrating lotion, the bottom is moisturising lotion. If you can't use all of it for your face because it's 250 mL product you can always use it for your body in area that's dry.

That's all for now. These products has helped my skin to calm down and getting back to its shape. So hopefully it will get back to being radiant in no time.

take cares..

[] Naruko Nacissus Skincare Review[]

Hey all
I've been absent for a months or so. feel so guilty about it so I have some free time today, might as do some posts about product reviews.

My long due Naruko Skincare Review. I saw these products on Queen show, and Fuzkittie talks about it as well, she had some review on youtube. check it out if you have time.

So I have combination/dry skin. oily T zone. it's trouble some, also I have sensitive skin, not extremely sensitive but i realized some ingredients like paraben or preservatives can make them all red and itchy.

These products can be bought from
the website is in Chinese, if you wish to order Fuzkittie has instructions as to how to order on her facebook page. So I will go ahead with the review of these products.

From their Nacissus skincare line, I got the
- Total defense night repairing dew (8/10)
This repairing dew is designed to promote skins self repair during the night time,. Using narcissus bulb extract and the patented Phytoferulin formula, as well as double the amount of Tremella Fuciformis and Hyaluonan, it revitalizes and neutralizes the skin. skin will look replenished with boosted translucency and radiance.

This toner is actually really thick in texture. like close to honey but not as thick, if i put it more realistically how thick it is, it's probably like maple syrup for your pancakes. even though it says it's a night repairing dew I use it for morning and night. It is best used with the cotton pads put like a 10 cents piece on the cotton pad and light sweep it across the skin. When you first put it on it feels a bit sticky but after about 5-10 seconds it completely absorbs. keeps my skin moisturised all day long, when I use it at night, wakes up in the morning with skin feeling supple.

I really like this this toner, highly recommended. my skin did get more radiant and nothing in there upsets my skin. so i'm happy.

- Total defense moisturizing night repair (4/10)
This night repair is designed for skin's self repair during the night. A unique technology produces its fine texture to ensure deeper absorption, providing skin the opportunity for its own repairing from inside out. The high concentration of narcissus bulb extract and patented Phytoferulin formula provides endurance for the skin's restoration all night long.
I used the night dew first by it self then added this moisturiser to the regime after. when I started using this, I felt like as if the moisturising power isn't enough. it felt really powdery. and after about a months of using I had so many black heads on my nose and around my nose. This moisturiser contains lots of dimethicone, a type of silicone/silica material which makes it feel a bit more powdery. I stopped using it after a months, Still have half a bottle of it left.

didn't like this product. don't recommended at all. that's my personal opinion though. may be because I have large pores and oily T zone.

- Total defense fundamental serum (7/10)
This serum contains a special formula that reaches deep down into the skin, fighting aging while preventing moisture loss and revitalizing the skin.

I used this serum every night for about a month, it did its job of providing the extra moisture for my skin, hydrated for the night. But some how I don't feel it doing any thing else besides that. texture is very runny, absorbs well but I just don't see it doing any thing. may be it is helping my skin to repair it self and a bit more radiant when I wake up in the morning. But I don't see any dramatic difference. M... I'm neutral about this product, not sure if I will purchase again.

That's all for today, if you have any questions or comments please don't hesitate to leave comments or email me.