Jan 26, 2010

Cool Clinique

You know how the saying goes 'if it works, don't change it' Clinique hasn't changed their ads layout since like the 80's or something and I still love it! Everytime I see a Clinique ad it makes me want the product!

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Pineapple Tarts

I decided this year to make my own Pineapple Tarts and refuse to make the same mistakes over and over again by buying all sorts and never being really happy with the product! And it was a success!

Jan 25, 2010

That Blue Eye Shadow Feeling

This was the look for The Calvin Klein Show at Queenstown Remand Prison held last Friday 22 January. What an eerie place! The Make-up room blacked out for about 45 minutes and we were all abit afraid!
The Dior Palette was from last year's collection, can't recall which season... but the Chanel Blusher is from this Spring/ Summer 2010
Don't know if you can see it, but there this gold highlight on Elena's cheekbones, very subtle in daylight but with some night spotlights, it gave the whole look a reinvented 70's feel.

Jan 18, 2010

Nazoru Oekaki Pikatto Kaketa

The Japanese have done it once again! In our time it was the Magna Doodle, we were so blown away by the magnetic pen and stamps and could spend hours just doodling. I actually went out and got my son a Magna Doodle just a few days ago and what a waste of money that was!

My husband had come back from Tokyo on business bearing gifts and one of the gifts, from a Japanese friend was a Sega Toy. An illuminating see- through board with 3 colours! Red, Green and Yellow. It's see-through board is meant for kids to put a picture under it and trace!

 Nazoru Oekaki Pikatto Kaketa

This toy was the Winner of the Universal Award at the 2009 Japan Toy Association Awards and will probably hit stores worldwide in like 2 years...
And to be honest, I've been doodling again! : )

Jan 15, 2010

Chanel Lip Lacquer

Today is Chanel day for me! Everything I'm raving and lusting over is Chanel : )

The Chanel Lip Laquer has been tried and tested and I love the product! I think it came out some time before Christmas last year.
This Lip Laquer takes away ageing lines on lips and plumps up lips like Jessica Rabbit's! I kid you not!

You can see it online at: http://uma.chanel.com/-makeup-lips-lipstick-rouge-allure-laque-luminous-satin-lip-lacquer-/product/MALPR36S

Ming and Santal are my favourites and for the adventurous ones, Dragon and Dynastie are definitely for you! If you're asking, what's so special? Isn't it just another lipstick? Well, it definitely is not!

Go try it at the counter! U will not be disappointed I promise!

The Thing I've Been Lusting Over!

Where oh where can I find you??? I really really want you! And the more I see you, the more I lust over you! There is none left at Chanel counters in Singapore that's for sure! Sigh!...

I searched for it on Ebay and it's going for S$215.00! Really!!!! Excuse my language but WTF??!! How to justify???

Chanel Tattoos!

How creative is Peter Philips?!!! The global creative director of Chanel Makeup decorated the models for the Spring 2010 runway show with beautiful ethereal Chanel tattoos. The signature double c logos, chains and pearls elegantly dressed up the models wrists, neck and legs that played up on the clothes.

AND! Chanel will be selling these tattoos at Metro Paragon and Takashimaya Beauty Counters from March 2010. They'll be priced at S$105.00 for a packet of 5 sheets. Grab it!

Jan 12, 2010

Talika Lash Extender

I bought an exciting product from Sephora yesterday, the Talika Eyelash Extender (s$45.00). A while back I blogged about the traumas of eyelash extension and what terror I went through when the lady took out all my lashes (after I had them for only 2 days and couldn't deal with the constant itching and discomfort!) and I walked around with a heavy liquid eyeliner for the next 2 weeks to cover the baldness!

Trust me, I've heard loads of similiar stories but there are some girls out there who seem to be able to live with them! Wow! Kudos to them! All in the name of beauty : )

Now, this Talika Eyelash Extender (www.talika.com) comes in black fibers that you're able to apply to your lashes after applying a coat of mascara.
For Asians, you must must curl your lashes first! Or else the product will be too heavy and you'll end up looking like snuffulufugus (Sesame Street?)And don't forget the No.1 rule, Waterproof Mascara please!

When applying the fibers, its best to sit down, set a mirror on the table and look down into the mirror while applying. This helps prevent the fibers from getting into your eye. Apply a second coat of mascara after to set the fibers in. Then, take a fan brush (after 2 minutes or when you feel Mascara is dry) and gently brush off excess fibers. So easy! No trauma comes in this name of beauty!

P.S They have an Eyelash Conditioning Gel that apparently grows and thickens your lashes in 28 days! And not fogetting their Eyebrow Extender too! So good!

Tsumori Chisato for Shu Uemura

U know, I was digging through my cosmetics fridge (yes! I have a fridge where I store all these yummy goodies for future use!) And stumbled across my Tsumori Chisato Shu Uemura Palettes!!! How could I have forgotten all about these, oh dear!
Well, they were too cute to use and I thought I'd just store them away for the time being and completely forgot about them, eeps!
        So I hope I'm not too late blogging about them! I'm sure you might find something  at the store...doubt it! Ebay?...Try the store first!
Perfectly useable, the limited edition cat couture palette comes with blush (fantastic shade!), 3 shadows, 1 cream eyeliner and 1 cream highlighter. Very Japanese, very young and trendy!

If you're adventurous, try the fake lashes! Very easy to apply and reuseable. Just wash with light soap after every use to get rid of old glue.

And my favourite is the Lipstick! The cover with the mao mao can be removed and fixed onto another Shu Uemura lipstick! So you can have it in your little evening handbag, so cute!

They're actually still available online at www.shuuemura-usa.com!

Jan 10, 2010

The Natural Beauty Workshop

Look what I found Online! A really interesting Malaysian Blog site (http://www.naturalbeautyworkshop.com/my_weblog/making_natural_skincare_products/) teaching you the ways of making beauty products naturally, oh what fun!

From Making your own sugar scrubs to lipbalms and even your own natural body powder!
What really caught my eye were these do-it-yourself powder puffs, they are just too nice!!! I have to attempt one!

To make your own powder puff you'll need the following supplies:
  • 1 8" x 8" swatch of plain Cotton, Terrycloth, or Bamboo Fabric
  • 1 8" x 8" swatch of Fleece or another fuzzy textured Fabric
  • 1 6" - 8" long piece of Ribbon
  • Cotton or Synthetic Batting
Creating a powder puff is easy.  Simply follow the simple sewing instructions below:
  • Trace a 6 inch circle onto both pieces of Fabric, then cut them out.
  • Sandwich the Ribbon between the two circles and stitch most of the way around the outer edges, leaving about an inch of the circle open.
  • Turn the circle inside out and stuff it with batting.
  • Using a slip stitch, close the opening on the puff.

SK 2 Skin Signature Cream In Foundation

I have the worst kind of skin. I break out at every PMS since like the age of 16 and only visits to Dermatologists have managed to keep things under control.
My secret is: the only over the counter product that works for me is SK2! This Pitera ingredient seems to tame my zits and keep them under control! No kidding!

I've been comparing notes and have reallized that SK2 doesn't work for everyone. Some ladies complain about breakouts after using the product or that it doesn't do anything for them... but it really works for me! Skin becomes smoother and more radiant, and my blackheads don't come out as much, hence less zits!

Well, of course before you go out and buy a whole set of SK2 that will burn a deep hole in your pockets, maybe you should get some testers from the counters to test the products on ur skin for a week to see if there any signs of improvement...

The SK2 Skin Signature Cream in Foundation is a lovely foundation to use. Dewy and smooth, it sits comfortably on skin. Perfect on its own in a drier climate, it needs some dusting of loose powder to mattify it down abit here in Singapore.

Jan 9, 2010

Dior's Pretty Lace

Here's one palette to drool over! Dior's 2010 Spring Lace Eyeshadow palette in Coquette is THE eye shadow palette to own! Really easy to use colors, it's nude/ grey, lilac-ish hues give eyes such a soft smokey effect, bringing out any eye color wonderfully- its just perfect for day or night.

The lace embossed palette seems too pretty to use! But I've used my palette about 6-7 times now and the lace is still there! This one gets my most favourite eyeshadow palette for Spring : )
Thsi is how the palette looks on! Beautiful Nikita from Oz

MAC Mineral Loose Foundation

For all us lazy girls out there, MAC's Mineral Loose Foundation is definitely the one for us! Really easy to use, this loose foundation covers spots, evens out skin tone and mattifies all in one!

Use the puff applicator on your face and a big brush to blend and take away excess powder, that easy! It's also fantastic for touch ups and small enough to take with you to the office.
And the best thing about MAC? They always have your color tone!

Tip: Get a slightly lighter color as it tends to oxidize (bringing the tone half a shade darker than the shade u actually see when first applied) and if you feel you just can't leave the house looking like a ghost, shade ur jawline and cheekbones with a powder 2 shades darker than your natural color!

Scrub a Dub-Dub

This is THE yummiest scrub I've come across mmm....! Bliss's blood orange+white pepper sugar scrub smells like a delicious grapefruit morning drink. It starts larthering up into this milky, foamy, frothy cream as soon as you rub it on! And unlike lots of scrubs that can leave an uncomfortable film of 'grease' (really terribly uncomfortable for Asian humidity!) this one leaves you fresh and squeaky clean.
I likey!

Hey, also if you need a good foot spa treat or a place for a girlie gossip with the girlies while getting your toes scrubbed, massaged, polished... check out 'Foot Patrol' at Bliss Spa at Sephora Ion Orchard. It's pretty expensive ($90), but its a real delightful treat!
I had a 75 minute pedicure that was out of this world! I think I got a good half an hour foot massage! BLISS!

Oh and BTW, Sephora is having a sale now! Worth checking out. Very good discounts : ) The Libote Sakura cleanser is going 1-for-1!

Jan 8, 2010

True Asian Cuisine

If you really want to know the true flavours of Asia, you have to check the Nyonya Chef's blog! His blog contains ALL the most delicious and important recipes you'll ever need to try!

I tried his 'kiam chai ting', which is basically salted veggie soup (http://www.nyonyachef.info/search/label/Kiam%20Chai%20T%27ng) and it was superb mmmmm......!
Hey, if the pig's legs and tail ingredient irks you, just use pork ribs instead.

This guy truely knows passion for food!

Jan 7, 2010

Shhh...! Urban Decay is making their way back to Singapore!

 Hey remember Urban Decay? I think they used to be in Tangs, if I'm not wrong... Well, they closed down and have been missed but Sephora is bringing them back to Singapore! Yippee!

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

I've just started on a Trilogy that has finally been translated from Swedish!

It has sold millions of copies in Sweden and has been the most read books of all time! This is, according to my in-laws who are such avid fans of the books. They said it was so addictive and full of suspense that they couldn't put the book down!
Well, I'm on page 100 now and I'd probably be on page 300 by tonight!

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the first part of a 3 part series. A crime novel set in Sweden written by Swedish Noveliest, Stieg Larsson, who has since passed away...
He apparently went to his publisher with these 3 books and passed away while he was writing his 4th and last sequel, so sad!
The word is Mr Larsson smoked 2 packs of cigarettes a day and hence caused his untimely death in 2004. He was only 50.

Steig had a life long companion (since he was 18), Eva, who apparently had gained nothing (ok, very little compared to the amount of money he has made!) from his success as she wasn't married to him. And over the years, there have been trials and court over who would be his rightful inheritor (Steig's father and brother are in the picture).

It reads on his Bio page:

A life under constant threat

During the last 15 years of his life, he and his life companion Eva Gabrielsson lived under constant threat from right-wing violence. When a labor-union leader was murdered in his home by neo-Nazis in 1999, the police discovered photos of and information about the couple in the murderer's apartment. So it was not without reason that the couple took precautionary measures. They were never seen together outside the house, they moved mirrors in the hall and they always kept the blinds down. Those are just a few examples. Stieg was an expert in the area, and wrote a book of instructions on how journalists should respond to threats for the Swedish Union of Journalists ("Överleva Deadline", 2000).

Sounds like his own life was a novel worth writing about!