Guerlain Summer 2012 by Emillio Pucci – Terra Azzura and Le Vernis in 01 Paradisio Swatch & Review

Hello,

I know summer has been over and we are already seeing lots of Christmas collection product. However I bought these products during Luxasia Beauty Bazaar last week. I am so glad that I found these during the sale. These products were on my lemming list but because of the hefty price tag I did not get it.  I am glad I paid SGD 50 for the Terra Azzura and SGD 12 for Paradisio.

Such a pretty sight to see! The packaging is so luxe. I love the wooden case with “Guerlain by Emillio Pucci” engraved in it. It’s a hefty casing which showcase the elegance of this product. There’s an Emillio Pucci pouch provided too. I love Emillio Pucci’s printed design. They are gorgeous! :)

However there’s one thing which I dislike from the packaging. The packaging is only aligned with three mini magnetic button. I think this is a little bit unsecured and prone to scratches. I would much prefer the casing are connected with the usual button.

The bronzer is quite sheer. In my opinion, this would look great for fair skin tone. On deeper skintone, this might not show up very well. The texture is nicely done. It blends easily and it creates a natural looking sculpted face.

I did a simple contouring with this bronzer. I am a beginner in contouring, so pardon me if it doesn’t look right LOL. I am also using the blush on top of the bronzer.

Paradisio is a coral red creme nail polish. The color is not unique at all, it’s certainly easy to find the dupe for the color. The formula of this polish is okay. It’s not extraordinary as it leans towards thick formula. It looks uneven on the first coat but it looks opaque on the 2nd coat. I apologize that the swatch does not look good, I took the picture after 3 days of wearing this polish. Hence it has shrunk a bit.

I also has swatched Guerlain Summer 2012 Nail polish in 02 Riviera. You can see the swatch here . 

Final Thought:

Terra Azzura has a very nice texture. It blends wonderfully and I foresee that I will be using this as a bronzer a lot. Paradisio is not disappointing but not excites me as well. It’s a nice nail polish but it doesn’t have any “oomph” factor.

 

Capella Staycation – a prize from Shu Uemura TSUYA Skin Blogger Contest :D

Hello guys!

I was in Shu UemuraTSUYA Skin blogger contest. The blog contest winner was picked from the most liked and shared photos from facebook. I am glad that I am picked as the winner of this contest.

I want to THANK ALL OF YOU who has helped to like my photo. :D

Shu Uemura kindly present me with a one night staycation at Capella Hotel at Sentosa and a year supply of TSUYA SKIN :)

It was a very enjoyable moment to stay at Capella. The resort was amazing! I love how relaxing the place is. It’s tranquil, green and it makes me forget all the stress I have at work.

Here are some photos that I snapped during my stay cation.

The Villa I was staying:

and it comes with a mini pool too :)

Capella also provide a library facilities where guests can borrow DVD, Books, and having tea time. The library decor was simple amazing. It reminds me of a classic library where I could sit all day and gaze through my favorite magazine or historical picture books. The library also provide all day tea & snacks. At certain hours, there will be simple canapes too :)

Here are some picture I took with my instagram (@memoiselle). The cakes and scones was simply a delightful treat.

 

And here comes my favorite part of the resort.. The Pool!

Beside this, Shu Uemura also provides me with a 1 year Tsuya Skin Supply! I am so happy :D To read what I think of TSUYA Skin, you can read it here and here

Once again, thanks to all of you who has voted for my post :) And also thanks to Shu Uemura Singapore for the prize!

Thank you for reading.

Luxasia Warehouse Sale 2012 Haul

Hi Hi!

I will be posting a quick post about my haul at Luxasia Warehouse Sale 2012.

I found out about this warehouse sale from Michelle from Ice Frost Diary‘s blog. I missed this event last year so I definitely would not want to miss this event again.

The sale was mainly about perfume. There are too many brands of perfume to mention; Chloe, Marc Jacob, Balenciaga, Hermès, Prada, Annick Goutal, acqua di parma, etc. The make up brands are Burberry, Guerlain, RMK, Anna Sui. There are many french skincare brands too!

Here’s a quick snap of my haul:

My hauls are mainly Burberry makeup product. The eyeshadows are at $15, The lipstick was at $20, Concealer was at $25, Lip liner was at $12. The non make up item I bought from Burberry is Burberry The Beat Perfume. This was sold at $49 (50ml)

I also picked Guerlain Emillio Pucci Terra Azzura at $50. I am so happy that finally I am getting this at a more reasonable price. I believe this was retailed at more than $100. I also picked up the nail polish at $12.

I hope to review these makeup items soon. I really want to use my Burberry products as soon as possible and see how much I like them :)

 

Thank you for reading!

PURE Papaya Ointment Review



Every seasons’ skin care essential.. The little black tube from Down Under!

PURE Papaya Ointment – the 100% natural, petrochemical-free multi-tasking skin care essential from Australia. In addition to papaya, or pawpaw, active ingredients include soothing calendula, shea butter, jojoba oil, macadamia oil, styrax benzoin resin, silica,
beeswax and vitamin E.

PURE Papaya Ointment provides the perfect combination to soothe, moisturise and protect  your skin, and is great as a moisturising lip balm, for soothing insect bites, minor burns, sunburn, dry irritated skin conditions including dermatitis, nappy rash, cracked nipples,
dermatitis, the aftercare of tattoos and tattoo removal, and much more besides.

PURE Papaya Ointment is the ultimate multipurpose skin care product, and is a cult beauty product in its native Australia where its as at  home in a make up bag as it is the medicine cabinet.

WHAT ARE PETROCHEMICALS?
Petrochemicals are manufactured from crude petroleum, one of the most common petrochemcials found in skin care
products is petrolatum, also known as petroleum jelly.

WHY SHOULD PETROLEUM JELLY SHOULD BE AVOIDED?
• It is listed as a probable human carcinogen by the European Union (EU)
• It is banned in EU cosmetics (unless very specific purification standards are met)
• It is commonly contaminated with Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), which are strongly linked to a wide
variety of detrimental diseases
• It tends to interfere with the body’s own natural moisturising mechanism, leading to dry skin and chapping

25g – S$14.90 / 100g – S$29.90
PURE Papaya Ointment is available at Guardian, Watsons, BHG and all good health food stores.

My personal thought and experience:

When I received this product, I immediately feel that the packaging is a bit manly. It’s in a rubberized black tube. The packaging is handy, it’s lightweight and it’s easy to put this on my bag. The texture of this product is something that I like; it’s oily and it’s very moisturizing for the lips. My lips are tend to be dry most of the time and after wearing this for a week, I really see the result. My lips are much more moisturized and I love how this lip product moisturize my lip; it doesn’t peel my lip and it has a decent amount of shine. Other than my lip, I also use this to moisturize my dry cuticle. I haven’t see much improvement this product does to my cuticle but I hope I will see more in the next few days. The smell of this product is just fine. It’s not strong yet still has a slight papaya scent. I don’t ming paying $14.90 for this 25gr of product. The quality and the quantity of this product worth the price :)

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me by the PR company for review purposes. Some information above are extracted from the press release kit. My personal thought and review is honest and unbiased.

YSL Touche Éclat Corrector #1in Rose Lumiere

Hello! Finally I am able to write my review on YSL Touche Éclat! This product was bought together last few weeks together with YSL Le Vernis in #6 Rouge Dada and YSL Rouge Volupte in #1 Nude Beige. You can take a look at my haul here.

I’m sure most of you are familiar with YSL Touche Éclat. Many people has been talking about this product. Most people that I know are raving about this so when YSL beauty opened their boutique in ION Orchard, I immediately decided to get this one.

I am lucky that I’m still able to get this limited edition Touche Éclat packaging. It looks much better in my opinion. It less prone to finger prints compared to the usual Touche Éclat packaging. The idea of pressing pen (I dunno whether this phrase is correct :p LOL) in the packaging is clever. I just love the moment when I press the button and apply the concealer to my under eye circle.

What I like about this corrector is the texture. It’s so soft that it blends very well with my sun screen. I blend this using my Sephora concealer brush.

I bought this primarily to use it as a highlighter. Initially I hoped it could also be used as a concealer. I picked number 1 because the SA advised me to get the lightest color (I am a MAC NC15-20) if I want to use this as a highlighter. After few times using Touche Éclat, I found out that this is not suitable to be used as a concealer. It’s way to light and the texture is not covering enough. Thankfully touche éclat works well as a highlighter. Surely after applying this and my loose powder, I can see some radiant on the part of my face which I applied this on. Other than using this as a highlighter, I also use this as my corrector. Sometimes when my eyeliner starts to smudge, I would add this to touch up. I must admit that I think YSL Touche Éclat works best as a corrector for me.

As you can see in the picture below, the color looks lighter than my skintone. Thus I think it works much better as a highlighter  or a corrector rather than a concealer.

Final Thought:

Packaging wise, I think  YSL Touche Éclat (limited edition) looks very nice and classy. Although I am a bit disappointed that this doesn’t work well as a concealer, I am still glad that this works very well as a highlighter and corrector.

Have you tried YSL Touche Éclat before? Do you think touche éclat works better as a highlighter or a concealer? Tell me what you think :)

Thank you for reading :)

 

 

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