You can purchase from their Facebook Fan Page under 'Boutique'.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
You can purchase from their Facebook Fan Page under 'Boutique'.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Many BB Creams come in one color only, so try to find one that is closest to your skin tone, you can always add some powder foundation on top (even transparent powder) to make it more matte or to closely match your natural skin color.
Super Beblesh Balm ($21)- It is very hydrating to the skin, and easy to apply. I love the vacuum style pump it has to ensure you get every last drop in the bottle (no lock however, so be careful when traveling with it to prevent any leaks). It claims to whiten, improve wrinkles, control sebum, and has SPF 25. It has adenosine and arbutin ingredients which help whiten and helps with the elasticity of skin. It also has the phyto complex ingredient which is good for moisturizing the skin. You can also use it as a makeup base and/or foundation to correct any skin discolorations. I particularly liked that it didn't look too oily on, covered up any blemishes or discoloration and blended into my skin easily. It sorta has a light sunscreen scent and is the darkest shade out of the four and felt it was the most closest to my natural skin color.
Great for those with: Dull and sullen skin, blemish prone skins and sensitive skin. But can be used for all skin types.
Caviar Gold BB Cream ($25)- Tried 'natural skin beige'. Has whitening and calming effects, also has SPF 21. Has natural ingredients such as actual caviar, aloe, and vitamin B. It has no weird scent or anything due to the caviar, and trust me you would never know it does, because it's like a normal tinted moisturizer. Has a drugstore foundation smell, out of the four, it's the lightest color. It comes in a squeeze tube bottle and you don't need to apply a lot for coverage, a dab here and there does the trick.
Great for: Dry skin as it has a lot more moisturizing ingredients.
Great for: All skin types, and for the no-makeup look.
Medibeau BB Cream ($14)- There's no description in English on their website, so I'll just describe my own observations, it smells very medicinal and the fact that it has a medical cross on the box makes me a little weary lol. It dries really fast and has a more solid consistency then the others once out of the tube, however when you rub it into the skin it feels more watery and surprisingly is the least opaque out of the group. It has SPF 40. I thought it also was the one that made my face really shiny, you would have to put some powder over it to make it more matte. I took a pic but it came out blurry so here's a side view pic:
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Who is it for: neuLash is ophthalmologist safety-tested and is ideal for women and men with brittle, weak, thin, or short eyelashes. neuLash can also be used by contact lens wearers, those who have eyelash extensions, or those who have undergone radiation treatment. Clinical studies have found neuLash to be safe and gentle to eyes, yet extremely powerful in its stimulating and rejuvenating properties.
How to use: Start with a clean, dry eye area. Using the applicator brush, apply neuLash to the base of the upper eyelash starting from the inner corner of the eye to the outer corner. neuLash can also be applied to the lower lash line. Use neuLash once daily in the evening before bedtime. Wait until product has fully dried before applying additional cosmetics. Once desired results are achieved, it is recommended to continue using neuLash 2-3 times per week to maintain the appearance and condition of your lashes.
My observation: Nice thin and tapered brush, apply above your lashline as if you were applying liquid eyeliner across your upper lash line. I applied it ONCE a day right before bedtime as instructed, however I didn't do this every night since my allergies made my eyes really watery and sensitive I had to skip a couple of nights. My lashes are naturally long but can be brittle at times, using neuLash for just 2 weeks, I noticed they felt softer and were more flexible, they seemed a tad bit thicker and longer (pics below). I will continue to use it for another 2 weeks and see if there are any noticeable results.
Jon gave me the cutest card, on the front it says "I can't control it...must hug someone now!" and inside it says "How about you?" (and he always asks for a hug!) then he wrote "6 Valentine's down and forever to go". Awww, I just can't wait to marry this man!
Since it's V-day, thought id play with NYX's round lipstick in "Chaos" and also switched it up to a softer look, using MAC lipglass in "Hush Hush Rose".
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Maggie from kkcenterhk.com, was kind enough to send me a couple of products to review about a month ago and barely got around to posting it. I was able to try a couple of the eyelash sets and a wig top hair piece (that I tried to get as close to my hair color as possible), although it was just a tad bit darker. They have a ton of cute things on their site, including makeup, eyelash and wig accessories, headbands, nail items, and they are all at a great price as oppose to other beauty sites that mark their items up. And they also take paypal!
The top hair piece is so cute (and not even $10!) It's easy to clip on as they have tiny hooks and clips at the bottom to easily attach to your natural hair, and really looks natural (as you can see by the pics below). They also have full wigs, top pieces, hair extension pieces, and braided hair ties and headbands. If you like switching up your look without breaking the bank, this is a great place to check out and to just have fun.
They also have a wide variety of eyelash sets (tons!) from $10-$15 which is such a great deal since a pair of eyelashes can cost nearly $5 each. They have natural, high fashion, and glamour style lashes and each box is of the same style. The lashes are sort of on the plastic side, but looks natural and is very flexible, not stiff and easy to apply.
Haha, had to put it on a candy jar since I don't own any of the mannequin heads! And yeah had to rep Canada!
Monday, February 7, 2011
I already had Color Club's "Pink Flame" on my nails so I just rushed to test it and put the black shatter over it, sealed it with Seche Vite top coat, and I am loving it. Jon said "Why would you want your nails to look like that?!" LOL. Oh boys, they just don't understand haha.
***Note: Apply one coat, and apply it quick as it will start to crackle in a matter of seconds and let it dry then apply clear top coat.
Can't wait to post later about kkcenterhk.com, testing out some lashes and a hair piece! :)
Anyway here are some pics:
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Finally did a quick look using a lippie and lipgloss from the MAC Wonder Woman collection: Spitfire and Athena's Kiss. I am loving this combo! It looks amazing in person. Also added in a OOTD since I haven't in awhile. Top and belt is from 'Papaya'. Leggings from Ross. And my favorite boots from Chinese Laundry.
But first! I have some news to share with you all...we have finally picked a wedding date and booked our venue! We will be getting married on March 25, 2012 (a day after my dad's birthday!). There's no significance to the date, but we figured it won't be as hot weather wise (as oppose to doing it on our actual anniversary in July), and because it's during the "off-season", it saves us a ton of money to put toward other things.
So we are very excited! I know it's gonna be stressful trying to get everything together but I have a great group of friends who are ready and willing to help, and I am just looking forward to also being able to share this day with our friends and families. :)
- MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC20
- MAC Studio Fix Concealer in NC30
- MAC Pro Longwear Foundation in NC35 (with a drop of mixing medium to thin it out)
- MAC blush in "Springsheen"
- MAC blush in "Margin"
- MAC "Painterly" PP on lid as a base
- MAC "Bisque" and "Orb" e/s all over lid
- UD Naked Palette e/s in "Buck" and "Smog" on contour
- MAC fluidline in "Blacktrack
- No name lashes
- UD eyeliner in "Corrupt" on lower lashline
- MAC Wonder Woman l/s in "Spitfire"
- MAC Wonder Woman l/g in "Athena's Kiss" readmore »»
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
The lipglasses are HUGE (but I am loving the super size)! And I mean huge in comparison to their regular lipglasses (posted a side by side pic below). I love the big fat doefoot wand, you can apply it in just one swipe! I am loving Athena's Kiss and Emancipation, it's a bit brighter and pinker than Maqnetique, and Emancipation is a pretty light peach color with sparkle, great for everyday looks. Pulling out the doefoot however can be messy (especially "Athena's Kiss" since it's a darker color), it tends to pull out a lot of product when you attempt to pull the wand out so just be cautious.
The eyeshadows and the smaller section of the blush duos (to me) had horrible color payoff. It took many (and I mean MANY) swipes to even get it to show up on my skin, and I am pretty fair! The pigments were too chalky for my taste, and I would never use the reflects glitters. The mascaras were neat, they seemed to stay on long as it took forever to wash off my hand, but like I said in my previous post, you can easily find colored mascaras pretty much anywhere. I skipped on Marquise d' because it was too sheer, and I am not a fan of bronzy lipsticks. Russian Red is permanent so you can definitely just get that one (and it would be way cheaper!). I skipped Wonder Woman l/g because I have "Cult of Cherry" l/g and I rarely use it as it is. The MSF has only one interesting aspect, and that was the orange side of it, but it's nothing we haven't seen before, not to mention the entire thing is really huge.
What's worth looking at? Definitely the lipglasses. They are amazing and I think they are all so pretty. The lipsticks are nice too, but the only winner to me is Spitfire. Everything else, can pretty much be skipped in my opinion.