Hello hello! It’s the end of June and I know that it might be late for me to post on the June Bellabox, but since this is my first Bellabox, let me share with you on what I think of the goodies inside.
- Anna Suit Secret Wish EDT – I love the happy and playful scent of this EDT. The scent of the perfume makes me feel younger
- Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment – this is a yay product for me! One of the star product of June Bellabox! It is packed with SPF which I love especially in thus sunny Singapore. It has a sheer rosy red shade which is suitable for everyday use for its moisturizing effect and its sheer color.
- Laneige BB Cushion pore Control & Laneige 6-in-1 BB Cushion – I tried both in the counter and both have perfoming very well. I personally like the 6-in-1 BB Cushion better for its finish. Some people likes the pore control better for its coverage but for me personally, the 6-in-1 works better for me
- Appelles Rosemary Body Bar – I am not a big fan of soap bars but the scent is actually quite appealing. I don’t mind giving this a try
- Belif has quite a multiple product in June Bellabox; Peat Miracle Revital Cream – This is a revitalising cream which stimulates skin to restore skin to its natural turnover rate for a younger looking complexion. This retails for $84 for the 50ml. The sample given here is in a tube which gives quite a generous amount of sample. The box also comes with Miracle Revital Eye Cream and Miracle Revital Serum concentrate. These products are meant for younger looking complexion.
- La Fresh Eco Wipe – a fuss free make up remover especially when you are travelling.
That’s all from me! Hope you’re enjoying your June Bellabox- Haul of Fame
I was recently introduced to this range of Nuxe Skincare product. Nuxe White range is targeting at especially Asian Women who are constantly looking for products which provides radiance, whitening and moisturising.
Nuxe White innovation focuses on whiteness with no dark spots, Rosy Luminosity and perfect moisturising. For whitening and elimination of dark spots,
In this post, I’d like to specifically put my thoughts on the facial foam. Nuxe White Brightening Purifying Foam. This product focuses on brightening and moisturising. For brightening, this is packed with stargazer Lily, white crocus and vitamin C. For that moisturising effect, Nuxe added Cherry Blossom to its ingredients.
My skin condition is a combination skin, but on some days my cheek area can be very dry that it feels itchy on air conditioed room. I have tried several facial wash for dry skin and for combination skin but most of them are drying or too creamy for my liking.
Nuxe White Brightening Purifying Foam comes in a squeezable tube in a white jelly like texture. The smell of this face cleanser is quite noticeable. The flowery scent lingers and stays for a while after cleansing my face. I am not a big fan of the scent because it’s a bit too heavy for my liking. On the other note, I really like the texture and how it feels on my skin.
After washing my face with this cleanser, I don’t feel any itchyness or dryness on my skin. My skin feels clean and moisturised, even for the t-zone area. I use this cleanser day and night after I removed my make up.
Overall, I am liking this product for its performance in cleansing my face. It cleanse my face thoroughly without leaving any dry feeling. The only thing that distracts me is the scent of the product; it’s slightly too heavy for my liking but it doesn’t stop me from using it.
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Chanel has released its Reflets d’Ete de Chanel Summer 2014 collection worldwide. In this collection, there are three illusion d’ombres being released for the collections; they are mirage, utopia and new moon. I picked up Utopia and New Moon as they’re limited editions; Mirage is a beautiful shade too but I decided to wait.
Initially Utopia did not really catch my attention when I saw the promo picture. But once I visited Chanel counter and swatching it, there’s no turning back. It’s a sparkly lilac shade with medium intensity of color. It’s a sparkly shade which I will use as a base or an eyeshadow on its own. I don’t think I have any similar shade of illusion d’Ombres that looks like Utopia.
New Moon is a gorgeous sparkly bronze combined with purple. I seriously think that I don’t need more browns or bronze eyeshadow shade, but after looking at the beautiful sparkles, how could I ever resist such beautiful limited edition shade?
As some of you may know, Chanel Illusion d’Ombres range is one of my favorite product ranges all the time. I love how soft and bouncy the texture is. Not to mention the beautiful sparkles that Chanel never fails to bring. Utopia and New Moon have once again won my heart.
This is how Utopia and New Moon look on my eye. I like both shades – Utopia, with its shimmering lilac shade instantly brightens my eye look. New Moon on the other hand, creates more noticeable eye make up look because of the intensity of the shade itself.
Have you picked anything up from the collection?
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When there’s not enough time for me to create an eye look with eyeshadow, Eyeliner comes as the choice for me to create a look to step up my look. There were so many times that I decided to try new pencil eyeliner and eventually it disappoints me because of its staying power and the mess it has on my eyes because of smudging.
Shu Uemura has recently launched a new and improved range of eyeliner which is called as Shu Uemura Drawing Pencil. Recently I was given a chance to try these and I have been giving it a test for a while, so here it is!
Here I have shade:
- ME purple 71: Metallic eggplant (Metallic)
- M chestnut brown 81: Warm, classic brown (Matte)
Texture and Pigmentation
Shu Uemura Drawing Pencil has a soft texture. What I like about this drawing pencil is how it easily sets on my eyelid. It glides on smoothly and the color sets of pretty quickly – even on waterline. The color comes out perfectly on the first glide too.
I think the staying power for Shu Uemura Drawing Pencil deserves more attention. I have been using Shu Uemura drawing pencil for the past one week and the result has been consistent so far. The eyeliner is smudge free, budge free and it stays for long hours. I have been trying many pencil eyeliners and it includes the previous Shu Uemura eyeliners – they did not work on me. But the newly reformulated Shu Uemura drawing pencil has changed my perception on pencil eyeliner, they can be smudge free for long hours. Typically this stay smudge free for about 4 hours (please note that non liquid eyeliner usually only stays for about two hours on my lid)
Metallic or Matte?
In general, both of them performs equally well. But in terms of pigmentation and staying power; matte shade has better pigmentation and staying power. Metallic shades are perfectly smudge free and budge free but the staying power is slightly lesser (typically about an hour less than the matte shade).
I highly recommend Shu Uemura drawing pencil for its long wearing hours and its smudge free formula. If you have ever felt hopeless with eyeliner before, give this a try! It’s been quite long since I have given a try for non liquid eyeliner and it works this time (yay!)
Shu Uemura drawing pencil is now available islandwide
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Let’s talk about these new items on my stash which I purchased from Sephora. Jacqueline from MyBeautyHoard has been telling me how much she loves this product and I have seen a lot of swatches of these on her blog.
I picked up Rosegold and Amethyst to try for the first time.
Caviar Stick Eye Color comes in a very handy size; as the name suggest, it comes in a stick form and you can get the product by twisting the pen.
Laura Mercier comes in a buttery and soft texture. I love how the product just glides on my skin and shows the color in just one swipe. It doesn’t take too much effort to blend the color nicely – I usually use my finger or my eyeshadow blending brush like Tom Ford #13 Eyeshadow Blend Brush or MAC 217 to blend the colors evenly all over my lid.
I picked up Rosegold and Amethyst.
Rosegold is a soft gold tone with a pink undertone which is very nice to be used as a eyeshadow base. I usually apply this eyeshadow as a base color on my work days and I am good to go. For a more defined look, I am using Rosegold as a base and I will top it up with powder eyeshadow.
Amethyst is a deep brown with a purple undertone in it. It has golden shimmer in it. I use this on the corner of my eye to create a subtle smokey look. I also use this as an eyeliner; I picked up a slanted eyeliner brush and pick up the product and draw it on my lash line.
What I love most about Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour is the long lasting and the creaseless finish. Many cream eyeshadow crease on me and fade after I finish my day, but Caviar Stick Eye Color stays perfectly for almost the whole day without creasing. After using this for the whole day and try to remove it, it requires no hard effort at all. I am using my eye make up remover and I cleanse my eye make up using one cotton pad.
Overall, I am liking this caviar sticks for the ease of application and for the long staying power. These are my first purchase and definitely won’t be my last.
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