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.

Bellabox June Haul of Fame Review

 

 

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IMG_9714.jpgHello 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.

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That’s all from me! Hope you’re enjoying your June Bellabox- Haul of Fame ;)

 

By: Meryl

 

Nuxe White Brightening Purifying Foam

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

Thank you for reading

 

By: Meryl

Chanel Illusion d’Ombres in Utopia & New Moon

 

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Have you picked anything up from the collection?

 

Thank you for reading!

 

By: Meryl

Shu Uemura Drawing Pencil – Review and Swatches

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!

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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.

Staying Power

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).

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Final Thought:

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 

Thank you for reading!

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