YSL Palette Parisian Nite Avenue Marceau





YSL Holiday 2013 Collection Parisian Nite has hit Singapore shores. I have reviewed the Blush Rue de Babylone in the previous post. Now I am going to show the swatch of the eye palette Avenue Marceau.




Avenue Marceau is pink-purple themed palette. The four shades here can be worn both dry and wet. The texture is very smooth and it is very nicely pigmented especially when it is applied wet.

  • Top Left: a champagne pink with silver shimmer. The shimmer is not overpouring, the pink is still the main shade.
  • Top Right: a pale soft pink. The shade is suitable for highlighting
  • Bottom Left: a gold with satiny finish
  • Bottom Right: Satiny purple




Let’s take a look at the swatch.

The eyeshadow was swatched dry. Pigmentation is beautiful! The pink shade is my favorite.




In warm sunlight





The eyeshadow were swatched wet. You can see how pigmented the shade is. The sparkles and the shimmers are beautiful! Don’t worry, it won’t make you look like a disco ball. I have the eye look at the end of the post.





Here I am going to show the eye look I created with this palette. Please pardon my eyebrow, I know is very messy :p






The complete look:







Overall, Avenue Marceau has delivered the quality I am looking for in an eyeshadow palette. The packaging is beautiful and I love the purple and pink shade the best from this palette. I’d say this would be a great Christmas present for yourself or to your loved ones.


 Thank you for reading!


By: Meryl

Disclaimer: The palette is provided by the brand PR representative. What I have written here is purely my opinion and it is honest, genuine and unbiased.





YSL Palette Parisian Nite Rue de Babylone Swatches





Christmas is getting nearer and more holiday collections are released. Today I have YSL Holiday Collection - Parisian Nite Collection -Rue de Babylone. This collection consist of few products – the eyeshadow palette in Avenue Marceau, this blush and

This blush is released for the holiday season 2013 and it’s a limited edition. This is an Asia Exclusive product.






The packaging comes in the usual YSL gold casing. But this time, the casing has a lovely pink heart with YSL logo in it. YSL Rue de Babylone blush has the same design with the packaging.



Rue de Babylone is a beautiful blush. The love YSL logo sculpted in the blush is lovely and very girly. The shade of the blush on the outer side is a matte baby pink and there’s an overspray on the heart shaped YSL shade.

Direct Sunlight




Indirect Sunlight





This picture were taken at YSL event I attented last week. You can see more pictures in my instagram account @memoiselle.





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YSL Rue de Babylone will be retailing at $70 in Singapore 

Thank you for reading!

By: Meryl


Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Sophie


Hello everyone,

As you know, I am such a big fan of Illamasqua powder blush. Previously I have reviewed Illamasqua blush in Hussy, and today I have Sophie which has different finish compared to Hussy.



IMG_5477Sophie is a peachy shade with golden shimmer. On the pan, somehow it reminds me of Nars Orgasm blush. Both of them have the rosy peachy pink – rosy shade and the shimmers too. However after comparing these two, I realized that Nars Orgasm is more shimmery and it looks more rosy; whereas Sophe emphasized more on the peachy pink shade rather than the rosy shade.

Sophie has a beautiful texture; it is nicely pigmented and it feels very smooth. The swatch is true to pan on the first swatch. The peachy pink shade is suitable for many skintones and the shimmer in this blush is just nice to give you that beautiful glow without making you look like a disco ball. It is very easy to build up the color and the texture is not chalky.

In the swatches below, you can see the difference when the blush is blended and when it is swatched. When it is blended, it looks natural with the glow from the shimmer. I absolutely adore how beautiful is the peachy pink glow of this blush.



In the picture below, I also did a comparison swatch between Illamasqua Sophie and Hussy. They are quite similar in color, but hussy has more color pigments compared to Sophie.




Overall, I think Illamasqua blushes are worth every cents I have paid. I bought this for £ 18 in the UK which is approximately SGD36 (based on current exchange rate) and the quality is superb. I love the shade and I love the glow this blush provides.

I really can’t wait till Illamasqua opened their first counter in Singapore very soon!


Here are some other Illamasqua products I have reviewed previously:

Illamasqua Neutral Eye Palette

Illamasqua Blush in Hussy


I’d like to know what you think of Illamasqua blushes if you have tried it before. Any thoughts?



Thank you for reading!



By: Meryl

The Body Shop Honeymania Range

Hi everyone!
Do you love honey?
It’s great to have a cup of lemon tea with honey, or just to have a tea spoon of honey everyday. Honey is nutritious, sweet and most importantly it is a natural product!

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The Body Shop® Honey’s The Bees Knees!

We believe The Body Shop® Community Fair Trade honey is something extra special. We source it from the remote Sheka rainforest in the Ethiopian Highlands, a biodiversity hotspot that’s protected by UNESCO.

- Our Sheka honey has a very distinctive taste and smell because of the fragrant rainforest flowers that the bees collect the nectar from. Its light floral aroma makes it distinct from any other honey.

- The African honey bees that produce our honey are free to roam the rainforest. Every day, the bees communicate through ‘dancing’ to direct each other to the tastiest flowers.

- The honey selected for use in our products is of the highest quality – in fact it’s good enough to eat! It’s sold by high-end brands as table honey.



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Wild About Bees

The bees that produce our Community Fair Trade honey are wild; they choose to colonise the hive and thenmove onto a new home after harvesting.

In contrast, standard commercial beekeeping is closer to factory farming, with bees living in the same hive year after year. Their diets may be may subsidised with sugar to make the honey sweeter. This method of farming often requires the heavy use of veterinary medicine to treat the illnesses that result from dense hives.

Ensuring Exceptional Quality

We work with the highly skilled Beza Mar beekeepers who practise ‘barefoot beekeeping’ or ‘bee whispering’.

They work in harmony with the bees’ natural cycles using traditional techniques that have been passed down from generation to generation. These methods support the sustainable use of the Sheka rainforest and also mean we can be assured of first-class honey for use in our products.

You Won’t Bee-lieve It!

You might think The Body Shop® puts a lot of effort into creating the amazing Honeymania™ range… but it’s not nearly as much work as the bees put in! To gather enough honey to make one of every product in our Honeymania™ collection, it takes almost 100 bees travelling over 2,100km so they can harvest the nectar from nearly 50,000 flowers!* Don’t worry, the bees don’t miss the honey that we use. A strong bee colony can produce two to three times more honey than bees need!

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Eau de Toilette $22.90

Crazy about our Honeymania  beguiling fragrance? Spritz the Eau de Toilette onto pulse points for a burst of concentrated honey scent



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Soap $6.90
Our scented soap gently cleanses to leave skin feeling refreshed. We love the cute honeycomb design embellished with an adorable bee.

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Bubble Bath Melt $26.90

Relax! Sink into a honeypot of bath bubbles and enjoy an indulgent honey experience with our luxurious Bubble Bath Melt.

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Lip Balm $10.90
This sweet balm melts in straight away for kissable, moisturised lips. Apply then pucker up!

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Body Scrub $30.90
You’ll love our rich exfoliating scrub that leaves skin feeling velvety soft and super-smooth.


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Body Butter $30.90
Our luxurious, rich Body Butter delivers 24 hours of hydration. Massage in, to leave skin lightly scented and feeling sensationally soft and smooth all over. Each pot contains honey made from the nectar of thousands of flowers!


New BBB Honeymania Shower Gel HR_INHNYPS025

Shower Gel $12.90

Drizzle on and lather up a little luxury with our fragrant Shower Gel that leaves your body cleansed and subtly scented. Soap-free, it won’t dry out skin.


The Body Shop Honeymania Range is now available islandwide


Disclaimer: The information in this post is extracted from The Body Shop press release kit.



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Biore? Cleansing Oil Cotton Sheets Information & Review

Hello everyone!

Today I am going to share a product from Biore to all of you. It’s a newly improved Cleansing Oil Cotton Sheet.

Here are some information about the products:

Bioré Cleansing Oil Cotton Sheets - Regular tub (44s)

Efficient and convenientBiore? Cleansing Oil Cotton Sheets comes in handy when you need to quickly strip away makeup before your gym session or after a late night out.

The new Biore? Cleansing Oil Cotton Sheets are also infused with Hydrating Beauty Essence (containing Hyaluronic Acid and Butylene Glycol) for smooth, moisturised skin. As cleansing oil does not remain on skin, there is no greasy or sticky feel after use. Especially useful for women constantly on-the-move!

Made from 100% natural fibre, the new Biore? Cleansing Oil Cotton Sheets are also thicker and softer for a gentler glide on skin. Alcohol-free, colorant-free and allergy tested, it is suitable for all skin types.


The new Biore? Cleansing Oil Cotton Sheets easily remove even waterproof mascara with two to three gentle wipes. With no repeated rubbing needed, it is perfect for use around the delicate eye area. Simply place one sheet over closed eyes for five to six seconds and wipe, it’s that easy.


To prevent skin from feeling dry or stretched after use, the new Biore? Cleansing Oil Cotton Sheets are infused with Hydrating Beauty Essence to hydrate skin and lock in moisture.


The new Biore? Cleansing Oil Cotton Sheets are thicker, softer and smoother for a non-abrasive makeup removal experience that cares for your skin. Each velvety soft sheet is three layers of 100% natural fibre with cotton fibers forming the top and bottom layer.


A common gripe about cleansing wipes is how quickly they dry up. Slickly packed in a box of 44 sheets, the packaging box design has been improved to seal in moisture, keeping sheets fresh and ready for use. Biore? Cleansing Oil Cotton Sheets also come in an extremely portable, re-sealable pack of 10 sheets, for on-the-go convenience.


The new Biore? Cleansing Oil Cotton Sheets retail at –

Regular tub (44s): S$17.90 

Refill (44s): S$15.60

Handy Pack (10s):  S$3.90 



I have been using this product for almost a month. Biore Cleansing Oil Cotton Sheets comes in a simple and girly packaging. The regular tub comes with a plastic case on the outside. The cotton sheets are kept inside with another packaging. Here are the pictures for your reference

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I’ve used this cleansing sheets quite often this month. I snapped some pictures for you to see how effective is this product to remove eye make up (including mascara).

  • Here’s the picture of a clean Biore? Cleansing Oil Cotton Sheets. It’s freshly pulled from the box.



  • Here’s the eye make up I had for the day – few layers of eyeshadow, eyeliner and mascara.



  • In this picture, I swiped my eyelid once with Biore? Cleansing Oil Cotton Sheets. I dabbed the cotton sheet on my eyelid for 3 seconds before swiping it away.



  • After the first swipe, you can see that most of the eyeshadow powder has been removed. I swiped my eyelids again twice and I started cleaning my mascara. It takes me 2-3 swipes on my mascara to clean it off. Now as you can see in the picture below, my eye make up is all cleaned.



  • I know the picture below might look disgusting to some of you, but I just want to show how Biore? Cleansing Oil Cotton Sheets has cleaned my eye make up nicely





Now that you have seen how the product works. Here’s my thoughts on the products:

Biore Cleansing Oil Cotton Sheets is a great product to be used on days when you have light make up. It’s very easy to use and it cleans make up efficiently. I like to use this when I feel like having something efficient and fast to clean my make up. Most importantly, this product cleans my make up effectively. I can see myself carrying this product whenever I go traveling. For product selling at $17.60 for 44 sheets, I think this product is really worth trying and buying.


Thank you for reading!


By: Meryl



Disclaimer: The product & information in this post is extracted from the press kit provided by the brand PR. However my review in this post is taken from my experience. My review is genuine, honest and unbiased.

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