What’s inside July Bellabox?

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This July, Bellabox invites all of us to get a glimpse of Paris. This month’s theme is Parisienne. I am so excited to try the samples provided in this box! There are many lovely things that I’ve been wanting to try but haven’t got the chance to do so. So let’s unbox this month’s Bellabox!

 

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  • Lollipops Glossy Lipstick in Fatal Cocktail – This is my first ever Lollipops product! As the name suggest, this lipstick is glossy in a coral shade. The shade looks quite bold to me but for a glossy finish, this is something that I would wear :)
  • Hanaka Hydro Rejuvenate Set by Beautify Me – a very cute packaged facial mask. There are two pieces of this in July Bellabox.
  • L’Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 emergency care – Love how handy this hair serum is. The smell of this haircare product is also pleasant to my nose
  • L’OREAL Paris UV Perfect Anti Dullness UV Protector – I tried this sunscreen once and my first impression was that this sunscreen feels lightweight to me. It is packed with SPF 50+ UVB, UVA PA+++ which is highly essential in this sunny Singapore
  • Givenchy Ange Ou Demon Le Secret EDP – playful scent for floral scent
  • Nuxe White Brightening Moisturizing Emulsion – I love Nuxe products in general. Nuxe has few products ranges that are worth to try on.
  • Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment & Glamglow Youthmud Tinglefoliate Treatment – These two product are the most exciting for me as I have not tried any Glamglow products before. I have been hearing how effective these masks are! So far I am liking both masks – love how my skin looks bright after applying the mask.
  • LIERAC Sensory Oil with 3 white flowers – yay for another oil for me to try! I am a big fan of oils for skincare ; facial oils, hair oils and body oil. I am using this oil at night. I love how calming the scent is – it soothe my mind and moisturises my skin throughout the night
  • Phytokeratine Ultra Repairing Mask – if you are having a frizzy and dry hair, this could be a rescuer! I tried this on my hair and love how my hair feels after application, it’s easier to control and it feels smoother instantly.

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My Verdict on July’s bellabox:

I am very happy with the samples given in this month’s Bellabox. Many products here are pretty new to me and so far I am loving how the products works on me. My personal favourite product has got to be the Glamglow Mask and Lierac Sensory Oil.

 

 

Thank you for reading!

 

By: Meryl

YSL Couture Palette #7 Parisienne

This Summer, YSL is launching newly designed and reformulated eyeshadow palette  Couture Palette. This range of eyeshadow is created to capture the essence of Yves Saint Laurent. The range consists of 11 shades – ranging from soft shades to colorful and bold shades to play with. I have with me no 7 Parisienne to show you, hope you enjoy this post :)

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The packaging of YSL Couture Palette is the same as the previous eyeshadow palette – encased in luxurious gold casing with the iconic YSL logo. The colors presented in Parisienne is inspired by the twilight of parisian apartment. The colors in this palette are exceptionally girly in a captivating way.

The shades in this palette are very girly, sweet and the colors are easy to wear. The shades are shimmery but without giving any over shimmery look. The shades in this palette are mostly sheer, not too pigmented. It’s such an easy to use palette without having to worry that you’re applying too much products

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  • The base color is a light taupe shade with shimmers
  • Highlight shade is the frosty soft pink – I recommend to dab your brush lightly into this shade as dabing into it too hard will create a too frosty finish
  • Shade 1 is a brown – purple shade, this shade has less shimmer and it is less frosty compared to the other shades
  • Shade 2 is a light plum shade with shimmer
  • Shade 3 is a shimmery pink, at some lighting it looks a bit lilac to me.

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Swatches according to the shades: B – H – 2 – 3 – 1

 

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The shades in this palette could never go wrong. My personal favorite shade has got to be shade 3. It’s such a sweet and natural shade without being boring. I love how this shade brightens my overall look without making me looking washed out.

Although most of the time I would opt for a more pigmented shades, I would say this is one of the sheer palette that has won my heart. Wearing the shades are not a chore at all, not to mention that there’s no fall out at all. I applied the shades using eyeshadow brush and the eyeshadow sets easily and stays for a good 5 hours with no signs of fading.

I did a simple look with Parisienne. Please pardon the eyeliner on my eyelid, I wasn’t being patient to wait for my liquid liner to dry :)

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If you have not checked this range yet, you should! The range of colors are beautiful and pretty wide, so there should be one that catches your attention ;)

 

Thank you for reading!

 

By: Meryl

Guerlain Super Aqua Creme Day Gel

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In a humit and hot day, I often source for a product that hydrates my skin without leaving any sticky feeling. Thanks to Guerlain for sending me this item and letting me try this.

The key to have young and radiant skin is by constant hydration. I always try to keep my skin hydrated by religiously applying moisturizer and drink plenty of water. Guerlain Super Aqua Creme Day Gel is packed with aquacomplex. Aquacomplex is an exclusive combination of plant and biotechnological ingredients. The quantity and quality of the water infused in the product is important as this will affect the ability of the product to naturally boost hydration flows and restore the skin’s youthful appearance.

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Super Aqua Creme Gel feels lightweight to me, this is a perfect gel moisturizer for my daily use. Upon applying the creme, my skin feels refreshed immediately. I love the fresh scent this day gel provides, no alcoholic smell and it makes me feel fresh. But for those who are sensitive to smell, you may want to check this out at the counter if the scent suits your liking.

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I have been using this for few weeks and so far it has been a very positive experience. My skin feels fresh and no sticky feeling at all. I love this gel texture that leaves my face oil free all day and this product is able to keep my skin hydrated for all day.

 

Thank you for reading!

 

By : Meryl

Givenchy Terre Exotique in Moonlight Croisiere #5 Review

This summer, Givenchy releases Terre Exotique powder in Moonlight Croisiere. What I have with me today is no 5 which is an asia exclusive edition. The shade of this powder is much lighter compared to the no 3 which is often used more of a bronzer or sculpting powder.

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It was a love at the first sight for me, I have been browsing and reading review for this powder and couldn’t bear to miss this. The powder has a very intricate design, it’s so beautiful that it took me for few days to admire this before I decided to swirl my brush into it.

If you are wondering about the size of this powder, the size is big and it has a lot of products. It has 16g/56oz of product. It comes in a black acrylic casing with bronze lining at the corner. I was actually expecting that there’s a velvetty pouch for this powder but there’s no brush or velvet pouch provided.

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As you can see in the swatch below, the powder gives a healthy glow. The shade is not too far off from my natural skin tone, so I can wear it all over my face or as a highlighting powder on my cheek bone. In real life, you shall be able to see light shimmer – the shimmers are very fine that it won’t create a shimmery look on your face.

IMG_9697.jpg I have tried using few brushes to apply this product. I tried using my Hakuhodo S104 (or J104) in swirling motion, it picked up too much product for my liking. Then I also tried using J110 blush brush and I also I find that it’s a bit too dense. I finally tried Hakuhodo S100, and so far I feel like this brush is suitable to give me the glow I like. I usually dab my S100 lightly, and apply it all over my face. The result is the healthy glow from this Terre Exotique.

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In this picture, I applied Terre Exotique on my high cheekbone and on my browbone. I hope you can see the glow this powder gives on my face.

This is retailing at SGD 105, my friend helped me to get this from Metro Paragon. This is one of the prettiest powder I have. If you’re  a fan of beautiful design, you need to have this! The intricate design and the glow it provides is just gorgeous. This is a must have for me :)

Tell me what you think of this if you have tried it :)

 

 

Thank you for reading!

 

By: Meryl

Guerlain BB Hydra Aqua Serum

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When I heard that Guerlain is releasing a new BB Cream, I became so excited to know more and to try the product. This BB Hydra Aqua Serum is part of Guerlain’s Super Aqua Serum which emphasizes so much of hydrating the skin.

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Guerlain BB Hydra Aqua Serum comes in a squeezable long tube. There’s nothing fanciful about the packaging; it looks simple an practical. There are two shades available – light and medium. Mine is light.

The initial reaction I have when I first try it is the lightness of the bb cream texture. It feels very light in texture and it makes me feel like i am not wearing anything on my face. I have tried and used this BB cream for couple of times and I have found that the coverage of this BB cream is very light. This bb cream is also packed with SPF 25  to protect our skin from the UV rays.

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On my swatch here, you can see that the coverage of BB hydra is light but you can still see the difference of my skin with and without the bb cream.

I have tried several ways to apply this bb cream but what I find most useful is to put the bb cream all over my face with my finger lightly and dab it with my finger. In this way, I feel like the bb cream is applied more evenly. The finish of the bb cream is lumimous without being shiny.

Comparing to the Lingerie de Peau BB Cream, Hydra Aqua Serum BB Cream has a much lighter coverage. The size of the tube is similar but lingerie de peau tube comes with a pump. Both products carry a signature Guerlain scent but Hydra Aqua Serum has a lighter scent compared to Lingerie de Peau.

 

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I would recommend this BB cream for any one of you who prefers a light texture bb cream with light coverage for daily use. After using this for many times, I like this best when I am having this on my outdoor activities; when I am exposed to the sun and when light make up is the thing I need. Most of the time, I will still prefer lingerie de peau bb cream for its coverage and finish.

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