The Body Shop Brazil Nut Range is Back!

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The Amazon holds a precious secret deep in the Peruvian rainforest: The Brazil Nut. One hardy little nut, the Brazil nut falls 50 metres from the highest tree tops to the ground where it is hand harvested by local nut collectors. We’ve blended our most nourishing ingredients with pure Community Fair Trade Brazil nut oil to create our Brazil Nut Collection. Now you can enjoy incredible, softening moisture with sensational scent. Dryness is locked out  and moisture is locked in for skin that feels super soft, ultra smooth and totally touchable. Why Brazil Nut oil? Because its skin benefits are superb. With a high concentration of antioxidants, Brazil Nut oil is a skin saviour.

Brazil Nut Beautifying oil LR

Brazil Nut Beautifying Oil ($22.90)

We love this multi tasking, non sticky, fragrant oil. Use on body, hair and face to instantly banish dryness, restore softness and provide a radiant glow. Genius!

BBB Brazil Nut Scrub Open V2 LR_INOILPS013

Brazil Nut Cream Scrub ($30.90)

This creamy exfoliating scrub helps to stimulate skin microcirculation and leaves you velvety soft and smooth

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 Brazil Nut Body Butter ($30.90)

Butter Up! Our sumptuous Body Butter instantly melts in, delivering round-the-clock hydration for skin that feels  superbly soft and smooth.

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Brazil Nut Shower Cream ($12.90)

BBB EDT Brazil Nut Bottle V7 LR_INOILPS015

Brazil Nut Eau de Toilette ($22.90)

Disclaimer: The information and pictures are taken from The Body Shop Singapore press kit.

 

 

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder N30

Hi everyone,

I saw so many people raving about this powder on Instagram.. I finally decided to visit my local Chanel store, I know I’m not turning back and decided to get this powder in N30. I chose one shade darker than my skin tone because I thought I can use it as a bronzer and all over the face during summer time.

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Packaging is similar with the other powder or blush packaging, but the white color makes it very special and sophisticated. It comes with a brush which I thought its okay but not great.

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The texture is very sheer and light. I love the scent of this powder too.

Below is the swatch of N30, it gives my skin more color than N20.

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To be honest, I kinda regret bought this instead of N20, I went to Chanel counter the other day and SA applied N20 all over my face (quite heavily) and I love it!! It brighten my skin suddenly. My verdict is great powder for all over the face but just okay when it comes for shading. Available in Australia in 6 shades with N20 as the lightest shade, retail price AUD80.

Unfortunately, I won’t be able to show FOTD using this powder as this is very sheer. My suggestion is for you to try it in the counter before you buy and if you don’t have local Chanel counters then go with the same shade of your foundation or your usual shade.

You might want to check Meryl’s review on Les Beiges All in One Healthy Glow cream which unfortunately Asia exclusive.

Thanks for reading and hope it helps!

By: Monica

CHANEL Les Beiges All in One Healthy Glow Cream #10

Chanel has just released a new collection – Les Beiges Chanel. I know so many of you in Europe/USA might have seen this collection earlier but this collection has just hit Singapore stores last week. Initially I wanted to pick the powder but I ended up picking up the All in One Healthy Glow Cream . I was told by the SA that this is an Asia Exclusive product, but if anyone has a different information on this, please correct me. 

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Chanel  All in One Healthy Glow Cream comes in a identical packaging with the Chanel CC Cream (reviewed here). The only difference is the color of the tube. Chanel Les Beiges Cream comes in a soft nude tube while Chanel CC cream comes in a white packaging. There’s nothing special in this squeezable tube. It’s light, simple and just too plain for my liking.

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Texture/Staying Power:

CHANEL Les Beiges Cream has a very light texture. It is one of the lightest base make up I have ever owned. If you have tried MUFE HD foundation, Chanel Les Beiges Cream has a similar texture to it but this is even lighter. The coverage is medium. Les Beiges Cream helps to conceal my dark circles and small spots. However when the time of the month come, it doesn’t help to conceal few pimples that pops out. Les Beiges Cream  gives a healthy glow finish. I love how my face looks like upon application. It makes my face looks fresh and not oily.

Les Beiges Cream stays on my face throughout the day. I don’t see it fades at the end of the day. Please note that my skin is normal but oily on the T-zone. My T-zone area looks normal after 6 hours of wearing, but after 9 hours it starts to fades.

This base make up has a very nice scent in it. It is the signature Chanel skincare smell which I really like. The smell fades away quickly upon application, so for you who dislike scent in a product, this might not be a problem as it fades quickly.

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CHANEL Les Beiges All in One Healthy Glow Cream comes in two shades; #10 and #20. The SA recommended me to get #10 as Les Beiges collection is created to give more healthy glow and radiant. The shade blends into my skintone nicely. It doesn’t make me look pale at all.

Comparison with other foundation:

I did a comparison between Chanel Les Beiges Cream and my other foundation staples

Chanel CC Cream – Le Beige Cream #10 – Chanel Perfection Lumiere #12 Beige Rose – MUFE HD #117 – Kiehl’s BB Cream Fair

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Compared to Chanel CC Cream, Les Beiges cream has a lighter texture. However the coverage is similar. The Chanel SA told me that CC cream has a skincare benefits whereas Les Beiges Cream is just a base make up that helps to brighten the skin. Personally I feel that I like the Les Beiges Cream better because of it’s light texture. I like Chanel CC cream too but sometimes I feel it’s a bit too thick for CC Cream. CC Cream is thicker n its texture, therefore Les Beiges is more suitable for people with oily skin rather than CC Cream.

If I have to compare Les Beiges Cream to Chanel Perfection Lumiere; I’d say both are very different. Perfection Lumiere has a matte finish and the coverage is medium to full coverage. Les Beiges is much lighter and has a glowy finish.

Kiehl’s BB Cream is light and brighten my skin too;  These two are similar in their texture – both are light. However Les Beiges provide better coverage. Lastly, the comparison between MUFE HD foundation and Les Beiges Cream. MUFE HD has a light texture but Les Beiges is a bit lighter than MUFE HD. In terms of coverage, MUFE HD provides better coverage than Les Beiges Cream.

 

Final Thought:

Chanel Les Beiges All in One Healthy Glow Cream is a good base make up that provides light texture with a nice coverage for daily use. It makes my face looks glowy without making it look oily. However I don’t think Chanel Les Beiges Cream is not something special that you should have. It’s a very nice product but not the highly must have product on my list.

 

Thank you for reading

 

By: Meryl

Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer #5 review

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Hello all!

I’m going to do a quick review on the product that I recently acquired. Thanks to Jacqueline from mybeautyhoard for helping me to get this bottle of product. Recently Giorgio Armani releases few shades of Armani Fluid Sheer and #5 is one of them. I have told myself to stop getting more make up items as it has grown out of control, however I really can’t skip on this beautiful baby. It is just a classic beauty.

Here’s some information I’ve extracted from Giorgio Armani Beauty Website

Fluid sheer dresses skin in an illuminating veil of radiance. This unique, translucent formula is available in a range of versatile hues including makeup base shades, correcting shades, and radiance boosting shades. Blend your favorite fluid sheer with foundation to add radiance, polish and sculpting definition to your complexion. Or use it alone as a makeup base. All skin types.

  • perfects, sculpts and illuminates skin
  • complete and versatile shade range
  • doubles as eye shadow base, blush or bronzer
  • sheer, lightweight texture and coverage

application techniques: 
Apply with the blender brush to wear alone or mixed with foundation for a boost of radiance and color. Use on top of foundation for added highlighting and contouring.

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Once again, Armani Beauty has released a range of product that is lust worthy. I am a big fan of radiant, glowing skin; so this product literally jumps out of me. Giorgio Armani fluid sheer comes in simple glass bottle packaging. The packaging looks like Armani Designer Lift foundation which I have reviewed hereThe only difference is that Fluid Sheer comes in a non matte glass bottle. Most of the time, Armani does not create fancy packaging, their packaging is just simple and elegant. Yes, simple and elegant are the right words.

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Fluid Sheer #5 is a shimmery coral blush/highlighter. What I love about this product is that the liquid feels very light. It is non sticky at all and there’s no smell in this product. It blends out very nicely, it doesn’t look chalky or frosty at all. It gives a right amount of glow on my face.

I have done a quick swatch for you all. You can see in my swatch above that when it is pumped, it looks striking coral. However after blended, it looks very natural. The color blends nicely with my skin tone and it gives a very nice glow on me without making it look oily.  This can be mixed with your foundation to create a radiant look all over your face. For me, I usually dab this on my cheek after I apply my foundation and I topped it off with my loose powder. If I would have more sheen, I’ll dab this product lightly on my cheek to accentuate the glow on my face.

The only downside I found from this product is the staying power. I find that this product doesn’t sits on my face for too long. It starts to disappear after 4-5 hours after application. My daily job requires me to be inside office most of the time and this product doesn’t show it’s amazing lasting power. I personally don’t have any issue on this as i will always touch up my make up at the end of the day whenever I have an events or a dinner to attend.

Final Thought:

I am currently in love with my purchase and I highly recommend Armani Fluid Sheer for all of you who wants to have a nice liquid highlighter without being frosty.

Thank you for reading!

By: Meryl

Paul & Joe 2013 Spring Creation Cheek Colour in 03 (Gigi)

Here I’d like to show my first ever Paul & Joe blush I have. I would like to dedicate a special shoutout to my dearest friend, Monica for giving me this beautiful blush :) When I opened the package for the first time, I feel super excited as I have always been curious on Paul and Joe blush. She really know what I like in a blush and she chose the right shade for me; a pink shade.

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This blush is sold separately with its casing. The casing comes in a white color with a flower pattern as shown in the picture. It’s made of plastic and it feels lightweight. The size of this blush is quite small, you can see it’s size in the picture below.

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Texture & Shade:

Gigi is a truly pink shade with shimmers on the left and matte pink on the right side. I love how this blush has two different texture. This gives me choice on whether I wann to use shimmering blush for the day or just a matte blush.

The texture of the shimmer and the matte blush is different. The shimmery blush is soft and buttery while the matte one feels a bit dry. Although the matte pink shade feels a bit dry, it is still blends very nicely. This blush lasts with me for 5-6 hours without any touch up. The matte shade has a similar texture with my Guerlain Duo blush. It’s rather dry but it still works well.

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Here’s a quick swatch for you;

As you can see, the shimmery pink has a nice amount of shimmer. You don’t need to be afraid that you’d be a glitter bomb wearing this blush.

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I did a simple look with this blush. What I did was applying the matte blush and blend it all over the cheek area I want. And using my brush, I just dab on the shimmery shade lightly on the top of my cheekbone.

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Final Thought:

Paul & Joe blush is a nice choice for your two in one blush compact- a matte blush and a highlighter.

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