Guerlain by Emilio Pucci Terracotta Vernis in 02 Riviera

Hello beauties 🙂

Guerlain released two nail polish this summer.

  • Paradisio Luminous coral pink with a high-lacquer finish
  • Riviera Powerful electric indigo blue with subtly metallic finish

When I first saw these two polish at Tangs Beauty Hall, I know I will not be getting Paradisio as I think the color is too normal. I can find many other brands with much lower price selling a dupe for this color. However Riviera caught my attention as the color stands out from others. Finally I picked up Riviera.

Guerlain describes Riviera as “a powerful electric indigo blue with a subtly metallic finish. Pure rock ‘n’ roll on golden toes” . To be honest, Riviera is not my kind of color. Usually I am not a fan of electric blue with shimmer. I usually find it too daring on me. However I want to step out of my comfort zone and try having something different on my nails.

This image is taken from www.temptalia.com

This is my first Guerlain Nail Polish. I am sold by its packaging, especially the cap of the bottles. There’s nothing special about the bottle but the cap is unique. The material used to made the cap of the bottle is wood which is very tough and strong. There’s a guerlain logo carved on the top of the bottle. The box is also beautifully printed. I love how Guerlain print the gorgeous pattern inside the box. I always keep nail polish box with me; so having a nice nail polish box makes me happy 🙂

In the pictures below, you can see how unique is the cap of the bottle.

Now let’s talk about the formula and application. The formula was fine, it’s neither awesome nor awful. The application was uneven at the first coat but it was fine at the second layer. The formula was a bit on the thick side however this is controllable so this was not a big issue for me. One thing that I dislike is the brush; the brush is too round for my liking hence it’a a bit hard for me to apply this polish evenly. Moreover the cap size was too big for me to apply the nail polish. You can see the swatch of this nail polish below

direct sunlight 

indoor lighting

I agree with Guerlain’s description of this color. This is an indigo blue with metallic finish. However at certain lighting I also see a very deep purple in this polish. This nail polish is suitable for people who likes daring color on their nails, this polish is also suitable for people who wants to go for a night party or dinner.

Final thought:

Despite the so-so formula and the too big cap size, I still like this nail polish. The reason being that is very simple, the packaging covers all the flaws. I don’t have anything like this yet so I am liking this packaging very much. I don’t think I would be wearing this very often but I don’t have any regret buying this nail polish.

I hope you like this post and tell me what you think in the comment box below 🙂

Sally Hansen Blogger Event

Last few weeks, I was invited to Sally Hansen’s blogger event party. The event was hosted in Full House at Rendezvous Hotel.

Here are some photos for you to enjoy:

Free Sweets for all the ladies there 🙂

The Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Range

Before the event start, I took a polaroid picture with Mabel from sheshopsmakeup.onsugar.com

with the gorgeous make up artist Sarah Chaudry from www.facesbysarah.com

and thank you Sally Hansen for giving us lots of hampers 🙂

 Sally Hansen Diamond Strength No-Chip Nail Color and Diamond Flash Fast Dry Top Coat are infused with real Micro-Diamonds, Platinum and Aluminum! The superior formula that ensures an uncompromised pampering delivery of brilliant, rock-hard, long-lasting color and shine.

 Sally Hansen Diamonds Strength retail for $13.90 at major department stores such as Watsons and Guardian. The top coat retails for $16.90. This top coat dries really fast and produce long lasting shine 🙂

To finish this post, here are some random pictures that I took from my instagram @memoiselle

on my left is Eliza from Elizabeauty.com and on my right, I wish I had talked to you more 🙂 whoever knows her blog please let me know 🙂

Thank you Sally Hansen for inviting me and I really enjoyed myself there 🙂

Another haul and experience with HopShopGo!

Some of you probably realized how things in Sydney here are mostly overpriced and I’m in a point where I get tired to pay almost double in cosmetics or skin care products. Then I thought I just try HopShopGo service where they gave me US address and I can have my items sent to my US address and they will forward it to me here in Australia. After browse and ask them questions I finally ordered few product, its quite a long process though. So I ordered some from Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. I would suggest buying from Saks because they allow the billing and shipping address in two different countries while Nordstorm can’t (I could be wrong but I tried and Nordstrom can’t process my order). So for Nordstrom I use ‘Buy For Me’ service which they buy on my behalf but incur 10% service fee while for Saks’ order I used ‘Ship For Me’ service.

They have excellent and easy access website which you can track your item has arrived or not in the US address etc. My Nordstrom package arrived first in US address (you can track it from your account) and guess what, 3 items with weight only 200 0r 300 grams, they charged me 1.5kg (they do charged based on dimension of the box). It shocked me because I ordered much more from Saks and how much they gonna charge me. Luckily, my Saks’ package only weight 1kg, I don’t know why but total shipping cost me around AUD40. I’m happy with it, when I get my package I know why there is a weird shipping cost calculation.

The first picture is from Nordstorm using ‘Buy For Me’ serivce, such a big box for 3 eye shadows with no padded, bubble wrap whatsoever. Fortunately, nothing broke. I assumed that’s not the initial package from Nordstrom, while the Saks package is so lovely, padded nicely and the box totally fit perfectly with the items I bought. Overall, its worth it if you buy few things and I would use ‘Ship For Me’ service but maybe not the ‘Buy For Me’ service.

Enough with the rambling, now here’s the interesting part:

I also bought Burberry Sheer Summer Glow which has been reviewed by Meryl 🙂 That’s all I’ve got from US but I didn’t stop at that I also  got couple things from Singapore, Ebay, etc.

I blame my exam anxiety for all this damage to my wallet :p Proper post with better quality pictures coming up in a week or less I hope, once I get my camera back from my friend who borrow it for Lady Gaga’s concert.

Anyone can recommend other shipping companies other than HopShopGo? Also share your experience with HopShopGo, I would love to know as well.

Have a good weekend everyone and don’t forget to enter Groupon Giveaway!

OPI Vintage Minnie Mouse Collection Swatches

Hello All!

OPI has just released OPI Vintage Minnie Mouse Collection! When I was a kid, I’d go crazy over Mickey & Minnie Mouse and Winnie the Pooh! They are my favorite character of all time. I still love to watch classic Disney’s movies until now. I think it’s true that each one of us would still have that childishness inside of us 🙂 I am really glad that finally I have got all the shades in OPI Minnie Mouse Vintage Collection! Minnie Mouse collection screams reds and pinks which are my favorite!

This collection consists of 4 colors:

Nothin’ Mousie Bout It : Pink Flakies with heart shaped glitter inside

I’m All Ears: Magenta Red with Micro Shimmers

If You Moust You Moust: Creme bright pink color

The Color of Minnie: a rich red shimmer

I have layered Nothin Mousie Bout It over each color in this collection:

Actually I am liking all these combinations. They look colorful and lively! However if I would have to choose a favorite combination, my pick would be I’m All Ears Layered under Nothin Mousie Bout It. It looks so girly 🙂

Let’s take a look of the swatch on my nails

Nothin Mousie Bout It is a pink flakie polish with heart chunks glitters. For me, this is the star of this collection. It’s very cute and unusual for OPI to have such a cutie polish. The application was not smooth, it was thick and very hard to control. I had difficulties in taking the heart shaped glitter, however I watch OPI video on Youtube and it helped me a lot to apply this polish.

I’m All Ears is a red magenta glitter polish. This is a jelly polish that need 3 coats to have full opacity. In the picture above, I applied 2 coats of polish. I am fine with “see through” look on my nails. The application of this polish was fine. It was smooth and easy to control.

If You Moust You Moust is a pink creme polish. This is the color that I least like from this collection. There’s nothing really special about this color; however since I don’t have this kind of pink in my polish stash, I don’t mind having it. I read in few nail polish blog that this is a very similar to OPI Short Story. I don’t have OPI Short Story so I can’t show you how it looks like to you, but you can refer to this post from The PolishAholic . I layered Nothin Mousie Bout It on top of If You Moust You Moust on my middle finger and index finger. I avoid having a too much look on my nails so I only applied it on 2 fingers.

Last but not least, it’s The Color of Minnie. When I first saw this polish swatch on the beauty blogsphere, I wasn’t really into this color. I thought it would just be boring. But after looking at it in the bottle, I immediately fell in love with it. The red color is so bright and sexy. Although there’s a minimal brush strokes issue, the formula of this polish was good. No problem exists after two coats of polish.

There you go! I have swatched every single polish from OPI Vintage Minnie Mouse Collection and I am feeling happy that I am able to do this for you all 🙂 My favorite polish of this collection is surely Nothin Mousie ‘Bout It, if I have to pick a runner up, I would choose I’m All Ears.

Which one is your favorite?

Thank you for reading.

 

Free Deborah Lippmann “Happy Birthday” from Luxola :)

Hello lovely,

I am sure most of you have heard about Luxola. In case you haven’t heard about thisonline beauty shop, Luxola is an online beauty shop that offers many great brands such as Deborah Lippmann, By Terry, Becca, Mario Badescu, Sleek and many more! They also offer free next day delivery within Singapore. I have shopped many products from them and I have to say that their service was awesome. They replied email promptly and I am satisfied with their service 🙂

And now I am excited to tell you that Luxola is having a promotion and giving away FREE Deborah Lippmann “Happy Birthday” for every purchase of $50! This is valid till 24th June.

Deborah Lippmann “Happy Birthday” is one of their most popular nail polish. It’s a multi colored glitter nail polish that’s really unique and fun! You can choose to use this polish on its own or layering it over another creme polish. I personally prefer to layer this over another nail polish or even use a sponging technique. This polish looks fun and perfect for summer.

Here’s an idea for you to layer Happy Birthday over another polish. This is Dior Incognito

Or you can also do it like this

So what are you waiting for? Visit their website and make a purchase soon! 🙂 Click Click Luxola !

Thank you for reading

 

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