Tuesday, October 30, 2012

[] In this summer ~~~[]

 Hey all ~~
Summer time again. So I digged out previous year's summer loves.
just a simple FOTD.. ready for summer except this year I think I will wear lots of hats, sunscreens and keep out of sun because it makes my skin worse I think.

 Here's a list of things I used:
- Bourjoise 123 perfect foundation in 52
- Laura Mercier Mineral Foundation in realsand
- Nars Laguna Bronzer
- Mac stereo rose MSF
- MAC brow set in beigule
- Bobbi Brown lipstick in soft coral

 and a picture with my favourite hat.....

That's all for today... a quick update. A Blog sale coming up soon.

have a great week every one..... happy working. ~~~

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation

 Hey all:
I can't really type much today, because went to play badminton today followed by some tennis so now my arm is in pain because I never exercise. hahaha being lazy.

So Just wanted to put my two cents worth on the Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation. I bought the shade 53 from Europe in middle of summer and then it was too dark for me, So I picked up the 52 when it was half price on Bourjois at Priceline. which fits my NC20-25 skin quite well. though very yellow toned.

This foundation claims to contains 3 concealing pigments, yellow for a rested complexion, mauve to light up the complexion and green to eradicate high colour and uneven tone, It also states it lasts for up to 16 hours.

I took a picture of the ingredient, so you have to click on the image to see the enlarged version.

So here's couple swatches, shade 52 on the left, 53 on the right. I find it a quite big jump in colour. 52 is so much lighter than 53.

Here's what it looks like blended. in natural in door lighting.

Application wise, I just use my fingers to blend I find it easier, I tried it with F80 didn't like the finish. the foundation has quite a big of coverage so a little bit can cover a large area. this foundation is probably about medium to full coverage and it is buildable. It feels like on the skin, it feels like a liquid to powder transformation foundation. it feels quite powdery after it dries. So I think adding more powder on top may look cakey. I tried it without powdering on top it lasted pretty well on me, may be about 6-7 hours. 

The lasting power is not 16hrs like the company claims. realistically about 7-8 hours on me, but then again I have combination skin.  the finish is quite matte, but not dead looking like Estee Lauder Double Wear. it doesn't make your face look flat.It's quite easy to remove this foundation too, I just use my normal foaming face wash and it comes off, If you feel safer to use a make up remover then you can do so too.

So all in all, I quite like this foundation. but I don't use it every day. but I think its quite good for summer.

have a great weekend every one ~~~

Saturday, October 20, 2012

[] FOTD - Illamasqua Complement Palette~~[]

 Hey all ~~
hope you had a fantastic weekend. It was beautiful out side yesterday (Saturday) lovely weather. but today is cloudy and windy, a bit chilly so decided to stay home and update my blog post ^^. So here I am ~~

 I know it is Spring now in Australia, but I am really not looking forward to  Summer. I prefer Autumn. So this eyeshadow palette is perfect for autumn, it gives that brown plummy look totally wearable for every day.

 So here's a list of things used for this look:
- Clinique even better foundation (been using this every day)
- Nars Laguna bronzer
- Nars Oasis blush (love this blush for autumn winter)
- Rimmel Stay matte powder (transparent)

- Illamasqua Generation Q eyeshadow palette
- Kiss me Heroine eyeliner (liquid)
- Active girl mascara
- MAC brow set in beiguile

- Mac Craving lipstick ( LOVE this lipstick !!!)

 Here's another look at the palette, I love the plummy brown eyeshadow. the dark purple one is really nice too.
 Here's the swatch:(left to right)
- Queen of the Night
- Slink
- Focus (liquid metal)

 Here's what it looks like: So I used Slink in the inner corners, and brow highlight. Used Focus all over the eyelid for a wash of colour and a base. then I used Forgiveness all over the lid and also all over the lower lashline. Then Queen of nights on the 1/3 outer corner of the eyelid to darker it up. apply the eyeliner and mascara and you are done.

 So here's what it looks like finished. I extended my eyeliner out a bit.

 Need my glasses to see any thing. hahah ~~

Hope you like this look. take cares all have a great weekend. ~~~

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

[]Skincare Routine for Sensitive Skin Rescue[]~~

Hey all ~~
I haven't been posting much last month is because I've been testing out alot of the new products. So my skin got really over whelmed, so I had to tone every thing down and go back to things that I know that works with my skin. Gentle yet works to keep my skin.

So What really happened to my skin. it got really sensitive, so red itchy patches. Dry patches and peeling yet had a lot of bumps/white heads on my forehead, cheeks and the chin. Occasionally I got like cystic acne, you know those deep and painful pimples that don't surface but have a big bump. all in all My skin was in the worst state ever. (CRY~~~)

So any ways, It's calming down now. the white heads are going away. So Just going to share a few tips and thoughts about products to help with sensitive skin and crazy skin occasions.

Products used:
- Cetaphil  Oily skin Cleanser 
 This is a semi foaming wash, is gentle on skin but also washes away oil and sebum. I use this in the morning just 1-2 pumps is enough and it doesn't strip the oil from my face entirely so it's not tight and dry feeling after.

- Sana Nameraka foaming wash
I use this cleanser at night because it foams really well and dissolves my foundation ( I'm currently using Clinique even better foundation - Oil Free) So this takes off my make up and washes away the daily dirt oil and what not. I've been using this for quite a while. so it is a stable item for me.

- Clinique Mild Clarifying Lotion
This lotion is great, because it contains aloe vera, millet plant extract, biosaccharide gum (type of sugar) and it contains 0.5% salicylic acid. The amount of salicylic acid in this lotion is not too harsh for my skin because I developed quite alot of white heads due to improper exfoliating and using products that's too rich for my skin. So I need a mild exfoliant (not a harsh one that's like sand paper). This lotion helps to remove dead skin cells and salicylic acid works deep down my pore so I stop getting more and more blocked pores.

- The Body shop Aloe Vera Calming toner
I don't use as a toner, but as a mask. So I get those cotton sheets and soak it up with this, and then leave it on my face for 5-10 minutes before going to bed. It calms my skin right down no allergic reactions. It has no fragrance, all natural ingredients so the skin doesn't get all freaked out again. adds a bit of extra moisture as well.

- Shiseido Senka Lotion (Light Version)
This is formulated with hylauranic acid and royal jelly, but it contains a bit of alcohol. so I normally put it on my palm and rub both hand together wait a bit then put on my face. so the alcohol evaporates. It's not oily, it doesn't contain oil so it doesn't make my white heads worse. It's a stable for me too I think I am on my fourth bottle of this. I really like keeps my face hydrated without feeling oily.

- Melvita Orange Blossom Extraordinary Water
This is a french brand of skincare line, certified Bio organics uses all natural ingredients no animal testing. Great Company. Love them. This is also formulated with hyaluronic acid but it also contains orange blossom and fig fruit extract. But only thing is it contains alcohol but the content of alcohol is not that much because it is quite down on the ingredient list. Love this product, it helps to calm and hydrate the skin. smells wonderful.... like that feeling of walking in a field of orange trees.~~~

That's all for my current skincare routine trying to get my skin back to normal.....
Hope to update more often.
take cares every one, have a great week.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

[]Illamasqua Complement Palette - Generation Q[]

 Hey all ~~
Haven't posted any thing for over 1 months. Been busy and suffered. actually suffering from an allergic reaction to some product. So still recovering and cutting back on my skincare routine to just some basic items and no chopping and changing.

But the main purpose of this post is to review an item I recently bought from Illamasqua. Thumbs up to them for equal price of beauty products. because in Australia the products are at least 30-50% more expensive compared to rest of the world.

This is the first Illamasqua item I have bought, I was eyeing their lipsticks and blushes but have always restricted my self because I have lots of them at home already. The item is the Complement Eyeshadow Palette from the Generation Q collection.

 So the packaging is the Illamasqua signature black packaging, with their logo on the top.
The eyeshadow palette comes in 4 colours.
- Slink: a shimmery Beige ( not glittery)
- Focus: a liquid metal formulation a midtone brown with a sheen
- Forgiveness: a plummy brown
- Queen of the night: a dark purple with black/brown base with fine shimmer

 The palette comes with a mirror inside which can be handy.

 The colour of Forgiveness shade seems quite plum/pink in the photos but its definitely more of a plum brown in real life. Photos taken in natural indoor lighting with NO FLASH.
 Here are some swatches on hand.

I love this palette, I saw a review blog post about it and immediately fell in love and was like " I NEED THIS". It is perfect for fall/winter. also can be used every day if you use a light hand it is beautiful! complements brown eyes so nicely. 

you can check out the sites below for more review and swatches.
This palette is also Reviewed Here and Here and Here

Take cares. will try to update more often.