Giveaway Kiehl's Super Multi-Corrective Cream

Giveaway: Something Special & New from Kiehl’s

Imagine this scenario (well, actually some of us don’t have to because we’ve experienced it for real): It’s the end of a long, busy day; You’re washing your makeup off; You don’t really want to because you did a good job on that smokey eye effect, but you have no choice because you don’t want breakouts tomorrow; So you admire your artwork for a few seconds more in the mirror when suddenly… *GASP* There is a line which was never there before!

 

Is it the makeup creasing? Is it the compact foundation caking up? You rub gently along the offending line, half wishing you were hallucinating. You add more makeup remover but the line doesn’t seem to go away. OH. MY. GOD. Fear sets in. You wish you had done all those things you were too scared to do. Death looms near. Like, you can actually feel it creep up  against your skin. No, not the skin!

 

Quick! You need to reverse the hands of the clock. Heck, of all the clocks in the world! Make the earth circle in the opposite direction! Make the sun grow smaller! Make shooting stars fly backwards! Make dinosaurs come alive again!

 

OK, maybe that was a teeny bit exaggerated. You slump into bed, realising you ARE ageing. What those women say about gravity and slowed metabolism is true and it’s happening to you. You have no choice. It’s either you ignore it and leave your skin to its natural tendencies, or you do something about it. That’s where I come in.

 
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FOTD: Imperial Purple

FOTD: Imperial Purple

You know those Asian movies where there are princesses and emperors and soldiers on horses? Well, I got inspired one day by the pretty women in ancient palaces and came up with a modern royalty look. It just happens that I have this pair of dangly earrings from Lovisa that I so love, and felt they really suited the part too! Sorry, no fancy head gear though. A few more shots of the overall look:

 

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Because women in royalty didn’t seem to smile a lot, if at all.

 

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Best Lip Colours for Fall

5 Best Lip Colours for Fall

It’s September already, how time flies! If the rains in Singapore can account for anything, I suppose autumn leaves are also falling by the masses around you if you’re someplace with four seasons. Time to do a little silent cheer for the coming shave-less months and bring out the tea and biscuits! If you can’t make up your mind what makeup to get to suit the mood, how about these five lovely lip shades?

 

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NARS Super Orgasm Lip Gloss

Review: The NARS Super Orgasm Lip Gloss

Say hello to my first NARS lip product, the NARS Super Orgasm Lip Gloss! I suppose any NARS fan is quite well-acquainted with the Orgasm and Super Orgasm shades, what with the quirky names and versatile colours. It was high time I got around to finding out just what the hype is all about.

 

Super Orgasm is a sheer, peachy pink with gold glitter in it – a really pretty shade that can be worn alone or on top of your favourite lip stick or tint. It doesn’t smell and neither does it have a taste. It does make my lips feel more hydrated when I have it on and it doesn’t dry them out towards the end of its wear. It’s lightweight and not that gooey, sticky kind of gloss, which some people find uncomfortable.

 

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The NARS Super Orgasm Lip Gloss.

 

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FOTD: Sepia Blue

FOTD: Sepia Blue

Nobody understands the summer heat like us Singaporeans do. When it gets too parched in the day, we wait up till it’s night to head out and party. I mean, that’s why the F1 Night Race started, right? So, feeling too-hot-to-twerk one Saturday afternoon, we made sure to reserve some energy for the Singapore Night Festival that night.

 

I decided to take my new lashes from the Make Up For Ever new Sepia Blue collection out for a spin. Now, I’ve been looking for lashes with crystals since forever. The Dior Grand Bal False Lashes that were launched last year did make my heart flutter, but for some reason I didn’t get it. When I saw this pair at Sephora, I knew I just had to grab it.

 

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The Make Up For Ever Sepia Blue False Lashes up close.

 

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Salvatore Ferragamo Izzie Large Tote

Ad: Go Ferragamo-Crazy

Hey ladies! Here’s just a quick shout out to all you bag lovers out there. Are you a fan of Salvatore Ferragamo, Givenchy and Marc Jacobs? Is there a bag from these brands you are really coveting? Perhaps you might like to take a look at the Real It Bags promotion happening right now on local online retailer Zalora!

 

At the moment, you can get any of the bags in store at 20% off the original price. This is a first-come-first served basis (obviously), and the promotion lasts till all bags are sold. As I’m writing this, there are only 20 of them left, so just drop by the women’s bag page and see if you can find something interesting!

 

Just a few bags still on sale:

 

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The Salvatore Ferragamo Briana Tote. Lovely piece for work!

 

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Crabtree & Evelyn Verbena & Lavender

Refreshing Lemons is the New Crabtree & Evelyn Verbena and Lavender Collection

Everybody knows what lavender is. That purple coloured flower that spa companies like to put into their aroma therapy oils. The one that puts the image of a whole field of purple into mind when the therapist massages your head. Now, now. Just to set things straight, this is lavender:

 

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Lavenders all around. Smelling so sweet that even bees can’t resist.

 

Familiar scene. But what about verbena? It’s not some fancy pancy name Crabtree & Evelyn came up with for their Verbena and Lavender range. This is verbena:

 

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To be specific, this is lemon verbena.

 

Lemon verbena is a type of herb, looks something like mint, and it smells also something like mint – refreshing. When you mix verbena and lavender together, the final result is something that will wake you up on a lazy Sunday, something herbal and something you’d like your guy to smell like after an afternoon of soccer.

 
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MAC Pastelluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow

Review & Swatch: The MAC Pastelluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow

Impulse shopping can be very bad for your purse strings. But when it’s the MAC Pastelluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow, maybe it’s better that your purse doesn’t have strings. It goes both ways – this palette can either be a great buy, or the complete opposite, depending on you. Let me explain.

 

First up, the palette contains 5 pastel shades:

  1. Bright Champagne with Pearlised Pigments
  2. Peachy Pink with Pearlised Pigments
  3. Pale Baby Pink
  4. Bright Lavender
  5. Mid-tone Beige Grey

 

The first four shades are super duper glittery and when applied dry, the glitter flies all over the place! On your bottom lids, cheekbones, dresser top, fingers, clothes… There are glitter flecks of different sizes and no prizes to guessing correctly which ones are the hardest to remove from surfaces! However, when applied wet, they are more well-behaved and go where they’re supposed to. The drawback is this: that even when used with a wet brush,  the eyeshadows come off way too easily with a swipe of a piece of dry tissue. The only shade that acts like a normal eyeshadow is the last one (Mid-tone Beige Grey), which is more shimmer than glitter.

 

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The MAC Pastelluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow palette.

 

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How to Reduce Cellulite

Guest Post: How to Reduce Cellulite

{Today we have a guest writer, Marcela de Vivo, giving us some tips on how to reduce cellulite! And hey, none of them involves using a cellulite-reducing cream. Can we do this the natural way? Read on and find out!}

 

Hard to avoid and even harder to get rid of, cellulite is the bane of many a woman’s—and the occasional man’s—existence. Some experts estimate that more than 90-percent of women have cellulite somewhere on their body.

 

Frequently referred to in pop culture in less-than-savory terms (“cottage cheese thighs” or  “orange peel skin” are some of the examples), cellulite is an undesirable, if not harmful, condition. Women struggle with ridding themselves of the unwanted dimpling, spending millions of dollars each year on creams, invasive treatments, and more.

 

Before you start throwing money at the problem, understand that you can simply minimize the appearance of cellulite by starting to take better care of yourself. By learning what causes the skin to dimple, you can treat the underlying reasons, instead of just smoothing out the surface.

 

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Your thighs can be toned too!

 

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Mink Pink La La Land

Travel to La La Land with Mink Pink

As Austin Powers used to say, “It’s psychedelic, baby!” Australian brand Mink Pink is just all about that with the launch of their new global campaign, La La Land. In authentic Australian fashion, La La Land is all about loving life and living it up on the beaches! Live while you’re young, right? Blogger Chloe Norgaard and LA actress Daveigh Chase ham it up as poster girls this season, in the collection that features bright colours, Aztec prints and a fun-under-the-sun attitude.

 

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The Mink Pink La La Land 2013 collection.

 

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