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!


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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.

Le Blush Creme de Chanel in Affinite, Revelation and Presage Swatch

Chanel Fall 2013 make up collection has been launched since two months ago and I still can’t stop to talk about how gorgeous the collection is. I have mentioned how much I love Chanel cream blush in Revelation in my previous post here and now I am going to show you another two more blush that I picked up recently. This time I picked up Affinite and Presage.




Affinite is a a bright bubble gum pink. This shade has a blue toned in it. The shade looks very bright on the pan but when it is swatched lightly, it doesn’t look as bright as what you see on the pan. Just remember to dab on lightly and build the shade slowly. I think this shade is suitable for ladies with both light skin and dark skin.

Presage is a coral/orange shade and it is a Limited Edition shade. I don’t usually wear orange shade on my cheek but this shade is an exception. I like how this shade does not make me look washed out but it actually freshen up my whole look. I would suggest for you to grab this shade if you have the chance. This shade is very easy to use and you will less likely to go wrong with it. It is a limited Edition shade so make sure you are not missing this one :)





Tips on applying the product:

After trying and testing these products for a while, I realized that there are many ways to apply Chanel Cream blush.

  • Firstly; using your own finger to dab the product onto your cheek. What I usually do is I after I finished applying all my base product, I start to dab my finger and apply it onto my cheek and spread the product evenly to my cheek bone and make sure that the color spreads nicely. If I want to have a more popping blush, I’ll add another layer.
  • Secondly, is to use brush to pick up the color and blend it together. The first brush that I’d recommend to use is Real Technique stippling brush. This brush helps to pick up the color easily but helps to control the application to look natural. The bristles in Real Technique stippling brush is very soft and less dense, hence it helps to spread the color evenly without picking up unnecessary amount of color.
  • Other than real Technique Stippling Brush, I would also recommend Tom Ford Cream Foundation Brush. Tom Ford Cream Foundation brush has denser bristles.


Overall I think Chanel has launched a great collection of cream blushes. It is definitely one of my favorite range of cream blushes out there. The texture is emollient and creamy; more over it stays for a very long time.


Thank you for reading!



By: Meryl


Introducing Balmain Eau d’Ivoire


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Palm trees, Cadillacs, walls with colors devoured by the sun: this season a new page in the Ivoire story will be written in Miami, a place of warmth and delicious Cuban influences, with a beautiful Art Deco district and energy and optimism to spare. For this escape to pleasure, the Balmain woman needs a new fragrance worthy of the city’s immoderate appeal. Eau d’Ivoire is an upbeat travel souvenir, like Olivier Rousteing’s memory of a stay at South Beach, a scent that will mark Balmain fashion with structured casualness and elegant insolence.

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Miami vibe

Pink, like the walls on Collins Avenue, pastel, like the ones along Ocean Drive…unique Eau d’Ivoire. Stylized elegance, as fresh and luminous as it is feminine. Perfectly in-line with Ivoire.

Eau d’Ivoire is the Balmain woman’s summer accessory: a subtle mix of exceptional materials blended with natural simplicity.

Energy first of all: the vibrant energy of bergamot essence and the resonance of sun-drenched sweet red currant. Next comes joy, with a flower heart bursting into bloom. The exquisite exoticism of honey-toned osmanthus absolute brings to mind the roundness of a lusciously ripe apricot. Magnolia essence deploys a vanilla- scented softness, lightly accented with lemon.

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An indispensable accessory

The box Eau d’Ivoire is a reference to the codes of the House of Balmain. The detail of a texture. Art Deco patterns. Graphic lines. Matte contrasting with brilliance.

The bottle The Eau d’Ivoire bottle remains the same: recognizable and iconic. The weighty feel of glass and pure lines reflect Balmain elegance.

The fragrance takes on a pink hue, like dawn on a summer’s morning.

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Price List:

EDP Natural Spray 100ml $130

EDP Natural Spray 50ml $90

EDP Natural Spray 30ml $65


Launch Date: October 2013


Availability: Exclusive launch at Metro until end October

Will be available at Robinsons and Tangs from November onwards

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