Hourglass Eyeshadow Duo in Dune review and EOTD

Today I have Hourglass eyeshadow duo which  bought quite some time ago but only had the chance to use it one of these days. I am sure most make up lovers would have known the excellent quality of most Hourglass products. I am excited to show the pictures of the products, so scroll down to see more :D


Hourglass eyeshadow duo in Dune comes in a unique packaging. The cap of the can be twisted unside down. It comes with a mini brush and a mirror. The eyeshadow is small in size so it’s very handy in size. The packaging is not too hefty, but the design and the packaging makes it looks nice.


Dune is a duo consisting of a champagne beige with a refined shimmer. The darker color is a deep olive green with soft gold shimmer. The olive green caught my attention as it can be used to create smokey look with less dramatic look. I like to use the champagne color on its own on my lid in the morning to wake my eyes up and make it look fresher ;) I really love this eyeshadow duo as both shades are really good to be used on its own or to be mixed to create smokey look.

Hourglass duo eyeshadow has one of the finest and softest texture. It glides on super nicely on my lid and the pigmentation is lovely. It’s very easy to apply as it feels buttery and really smooth. Even in one layer, the color comes our true to pan. The eyeshadow blends very nicely. I like the look of the green shade when color is build up to be opaque; the fine golden shimmer looks more obvious and hence it makes the smokey looks sexy ;)



I did a simple EOTD with Dune. I applied the champagne shade all over my eye lid and I apply the olive green on my outer corner and blend it out. I added more color on my outer lid that’s nearer to my eyelash and to my half lower eye lid.




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Overall I am really in love with Hourglass Duor eyeshadow in dune. I love the shades and the ultra smooth texture. I bought mine from True Colors in Singapore before they close their outlet in Ngee Ann City. Hourglass eyeshadow duo is available in Barney’s.


Thank you for reading


By: Meryl

L’Oreal Extraordinary Oil with UV Filter Protection



Today I am going to share my thoughts on the L’Oreal Hair Oil with UV Filter Protection. L’Oreal has previously released their hair oil less than a year ago which has become my favorite hair oil staple! You may read my review on the hair oil here.


Extraordinary Oil +UV Protection is bottled with L’Oreal Paris’s winning concoction of six flower extracts – Flax, Tiare, Rose, Lotus, Chamomile and Matricaria, infused together with additional UV Filter Protection. The formula helps moisturise hair, breathe life into limp hair and protects hair colour against fading.

Here are some suggestions on how to use: the hair oil:

  • Before Coloring Your Hair
    Use Extraordinary Oil +UV Protection to prepare your hair for color treatment. Apply a few drops of Extraordinary Oil +UV Protection to your hair the night before. Hair will be deeply nourished and well-prepped for color treatment so hair will not be left dry and brittle.
  • Before Blow Drying
    The moisturising benefits of Extraordinary Oil +UV Protection, protects hair from the aggressions of heated styling tools. To apply, use a comb that will allow the oil to glide and gently penetrate the hair fiber.
  • Mix It With Your Hair Mask
    A minimum of once a week, bring out the natural beauty of your hair with Extraordinary Oil +UV Protection. Mix Extraordinary Oil +UV Protection with your hair mask. Wrap your hair in a warm, moist towel so the products can penetrate deeply. Rinse in cold water after five minutes.
  • As a Finishing Touch
    Apply a few drops of Extraordinary Oil +UV Protection as a finishing touch or touch-up during the day to keep your hair looking neat, fresh and constantly nourished.



My Thoughts on this product:

I have been using this product for almost three weeks. In my opinion, L’Oreal Extraordinary Oil with UV Filter Protection has a lighter consistency compared to the previous one. It feels slightly watery to me and it feels very light on my hair. I don’t feel like I am using any hair oil at all. I pumped 4-5 times and spread the product all over my hand and apply it onto the end part of my hair. It keeps my hair feel moisturised and it makes my hair looks healthier too.

I have heard some people’s concern about the scent of the previous L’Oreal Hair Oil being too strong. If you had that in your mind too, then this might be a good one to try. I feel that the scent is so much lighter. I can’t really smell the scent anymore after few hours using it. I personally have no issue with the scent of the previous hair oil; in fact I love the scent of the previous hair oil better ;)

After using it for a while, I guess this product is worth to try. The texture is so light that I don’t feel like I am using a hair oil. It keeps my hair has that healthy shine until the end of the day. Without any hair oil/serum, my hair would look frizzy; but with the constant application of this hair oil, my hair still looks fine and manageable.


L’Oreal Extraordinary Oil with UV Filter Protection is retailing at $26.90 for 100ml 

Disclaimer: The product was sent to me for review purposes. The information posted above is taken from L’Oreal xtraordinary Oil with UV Filter Protection press kit. My Thoughts on this product is based on my experience; it is honest and unbiased.

Thank you for reading!

By: Meryl

Burberry Spring 2014 Collection: Eyeshadow Palette in Sage Green



Here’s one of Burberry eyeshadow palette which is released for Burberry EnglishRose collection (Spring 2014). There are two eyeshadow palette that are released for this collection; Rose no 10 and Sage Green no 15. Both palettes are so pretty and I have a hard time to decide which one I shall pick up. Eventually I decided to pass on Rose palette as I already owned a few pink shades eyeshadow palette. I secretly wish that I would still grab the Rose palette but as of now, I am still standing firm to say no to buy both shades..LOL!

I am a big fan of Burberry make up products particularly their eyeshadow and blushes. They have beautiful packaging encased in a silver metal casing which has a magnetic cap. The packaging is heavy and printed with Burberry pattern. It comes with a velvety pouch and mini brushes too.



As the name suggest, Sage Green reminds me of a fresh herbs which brings my mind to lovely green fields. The 4 shades in this palette are created to complement each other. The bronze in that palette helps me to create a natural look with a pop of green. I don’t usually wear mint green but with the mix of bronze, I am feeling more comfortable to try green on my eyes.

Here are my description of the shades in this palette:

  • a broken white with frosty finish. I don’t really like this shade as it has a frosty finish, but I find that it works fine as a inner corner eyelid highlighter
  • The second shade from the top is a brown shade with a slight silver tone in it.
  • The third shade is a mint green which has a bit of greyish tone. This shade is quite sheer and it took me 2-3 layers to show the shade in the swatch below
  • The bottom shade would be a deeper shade of green. This is the shade which made my decision to pick this palette instead of “rose”, this shade of green is unique and unusual.





Although I find that the mint green shade is quite sheer compared to the other shades, in general the pigmentation of Sage Green palette is fine but it is less pigmented compared to other Burberry palette. Burberry is consistently delivering a soft and buttery eyeshadow palette. Sage Green has lovely texture; it is soft and nice to touch. I love the buttery texture whenever my finger touches the eyeshadow.


Lately I have been drowned to green themed eyeshadow, and Sage Green is one of them. Sage Green would be lovely for those of you who prefers a soft green look without being too bold. I personally like this palette quite well; the deeper green pops nicely on my lid when applied and it blends well with the brown shade.


Hope the swatches helps :)


Thanks for reading!

By: Meryl

The New Look of Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Cream with 16 Fragrances

Hello all!

Crabtree & Evelyn Ultra Moisturising hand therapy is newly packaged! The previous packaging was made with metal squeezable tube, and now it is replaced with a material which is easier to squeeze and lighter. It comes in three sizes; 25g ($13.00), 100g ($33.00) and 250g.

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Formulated with shea butter and macadamia nut oil to moisturise and soften hands, along with myrrh to help condition cuticles and nails. Our intensive conditioning cream melts instantly skin without leaving a greasy residue and will leave hands feeling softer with each use.


Here are some pictures I took in Crabtree & Evelyn Takashimaya; I LOOOVE to see their range of handcreams; fruity scents, flowery scents and powdery scents.

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I picked up two handcream last week, and here are my choice; Nantucket Briar and Verbena Lavender. I immediatelly fell in love with Nantucket Briar for its powdery and very smooth smell. I have never tried Verbena & lavender, it has a nicely refreshing smell.

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So what’s your favorite Crabtree & Evelyn scent so far?



Thank you for reading :)

YSL CC Cream Forever Light Creator – Information and Review

YSL is releasing a new base product – CC Cream Light Creator. For this product, the YSL team has added a unique active complex canned Glycanactif. CC Cream youth liberator is the first hybrid CC Cream with Glycanactif. This active ingredient is claimed to be able to unifies the complexion surface and correct imperfections, evens out imperfections irregularities, refines skin texture and reveals its radiance day after day.



Here’s the features of CC Cream Light Forever Light Creator:

  • Correction and Uniformity

CC Cream Forever Light Creator helps regulate imperfection and unify the complexion.

  • 24 Hours Hydration

Enriched with hydrating agent, the formula ensures 24hours hydration for the skin

  • Prevention and SPF 35/+++PA Protection

Its dual anti UV protection and anti oxidant action helps combat the appearance of color defects in the future




I received these products last week and I have been trying this product for about 9 days and here’s what I feel so far:


YSL CC Cream Youth Liberator is packaged in a long sleek squeezable tube. The product contains 40 ml of product. The design is simple and light.

Texture & Finish

YSL CC Cream Forever Light Creator is very light in texture. The texture is so light that I don’t really feel that I am wearing foundation. The coverage is light but it manages to cover my pores. These days I applied 2 layers of YSL CC cream on my face to give me the kind of coverage I want. It gives a healthy glow  to your complexion; natural coverage and it evens out my skintone.


YSL CC Cream Forever Light Creator comes in 3 shades: Rose, Apricot and Lavender. The description below is taken from YSL CC Cream press release information:

  • Rose : To give the complexion a fresh and rosy halo
  • Apricot : To recreate the golden radiance of a beautiful skin
  • Lavender: to give a natural skin looking radiance

Here’s the swatch of both shades. Rose is a beige shade with pink under tone and Apricot is more tinted and it looks more golden.

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Here I have taken pictures of me wearing different shades on a different day:

Here’s how shade “rose” looks on me


Rose is a beautiful shade which brightens my skin. The product delivers the promise to give a complexion a fresh and rosy halo. I can see the rosy glow it has on me, However I do feel that this shade is a bit too light for me. The shade still matches my neck well, but once I compare with my arm, I can spot the difference and it kinda looks unnatural anymore.

And here’s how Apricot looks on me


At first, Apricot looks a bit too dark on my skin tone. But after applying it onto my face and blends it out evenly, I find that Apricot suits my skintone better. It is certainly not brightening, but it evens out my skin tone and makes my skin looks healthy.


Mixed: Apricot & Rose




After trying out rose and apricot on their own, I decided to try and mix the two together. The amount of Apricot I applied is 2/3 and rose is 1/3 and I mix them together. The shades comes out to be very nice and it suits my skin tone perfectly. I can see how Apricot complement my skin tone and covers my redness and pores. At the same time, shade rose does its job by giving me that beautiful glow that I love a lot. Other than using it as a base product, I was also using shade rose as a highlighter. Rose is lighter than my actual skin tone, in the picture above I applied it on my under eye area. As a result, my face looks fresh and healthy :)

Here’s the amount of Rose and Apricot I use for my 3rd look




YSL CC Cream Forever Light Creator is going to be available in March and will be retailing at $79

Disclaimer: The products were sent to me for review purposes. Some information above is taken from YSL press release file. My review is based on my experience; honest and unbiased.

Thank you for reading

By: Meryl

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