Review: The Innisfree Olive Real Eye Cream

 

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The Innisfree Olive Real Eye Cream.

 

If you’ve read The Little Prince and felt that it was such a wonderful children’s book, you need to read it again. I admit, I never made it three quarters through because it gave me a headache trying to understand all those analogies and innuendos. I mean, come on. Baobab trees representing the spread of Nazism? Man, that’s deep. But maybe not as deep as some of the valleys under our sombre eye bags.

 

Whether the Innisfree Olive Real Eye Cream helps reduce puffiness (under our eyes, where else?), I cannot tell. But that’s only because as a twice-daily eye cream user with good genetics and who loves her beauty sleep, I do not have eye bags. I do, however, suffer from dark circles from time to time, and fine lines have started to show up.

 
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Review & Swatch: The Stila Lip Glazes (Holiday 2013 Collection)

 

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Six glossy shades (out of nine) from the Stila Holiday 2013 Collection of Lip Glazes.

 

Hello! Have you joined my year-end giveaway? I’m giving 3 out of 9 of the Stila Lip Glazes and here so are the other 6. It’s the first time I’m coming into contact with these glazes and they are surprisingly good!

 

These Lip Glazes come in sets of threes from the Colour Me Glossy Lip Glaze Set from the Holiday 2013 Collection, so six of them means two sets. When first taken out from the packaging, you’ll find a little protective cover stuck into the tip of the brush. The way the Lip Glazes work is that you have to twist them to get product into the brush. For the very first time, you’ll need to twist them about 18-20 times.

 

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All six shades of them.

 
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Review: Stop Hurting (Your Feet) with Blistop

 

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Pink and purple? That’s half the battle won in getting my heart!

 

Bunions and broken ankles never stopped any girl from slipping her feet into those perfect glass slippers. But my oh my, whatever would Prince Charming say when he sees those ugly blister marks, or worse, a barely hanging on plaster that’s been unchanged for days? The solution? Blistop!

 

This press sample couldn’t have come at a better time. I’d just bought a new pair of Pedro’s and they were hurting me real bad. I know right, the things we vainpots do to look good. When I read the product description of Blistop, I knew I had to try it. To put the carriage in front of the horse, this product is a godsend and I highly recommend it to every girl out there!

 
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Burt’s Bees Holiday 2013 Collection

 

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Gingy doesn’t need Suzy to be happy this Christmas.

 

If you love a sweet Christmas – think honeybees – and if you love our earth, then perhaps Burt’s Bees would be a nice way to say that you care this holiday season. I dare say you should hang those superbly adorable ornament lip balms up on your Christmas tree!

 

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Doe a deer, a female deer. Hanging right up on my tree.

 

There are several sets that you can get at Sephora this November, and here are just some of them.

 
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Review: The John Frieda Luxurious Volume Range

 

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The John Frieda Luxurious Volume range.

 

London. Paris. New York. And now, Singapore.

 

This set of the John Frieda Luxurious Volume range came just in time when I was on the search for something for my hair. My flat, limp albeit healthy hair. It’s fine if my hairdresser says I’m balding in the front – actually I’m really not – but it’s not fine if my hair can’t have its own backbone. While haircuts were some of the worst mistakes in Jim Morrison’s life, mine has got to be not styling my hair enough.

 

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The quartet in their comfy, comfy bed box.

 
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Giveaways: Makeup & Skincare

 

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A Stila Lip Gloss Trio among the treasures.

 

Hello! Have you seen the new layout? It’s so much cleaner and tidier, I thought you’d have a more pleasant viewing experience on the blog. If you’re new to the blog, that’s great! I hope you’ll stay.

 

Today I’m giving away two sets of beauty products – one full of makeup items and the other, full of skin loving goodies. Let’s look at Set A – Maquillage.

 
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The Body Shop Holiday 2013 Collection

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The Body Shop has launched their Holiday 2013 Collection as well, joining the recent slew of brands all getting us hot and excited about Christmas. In this entry, I’m only featuring the makeup items that will be coming out in November, as well as some of the items from the body care range. It’s not really possible to feature everything because there’re just too many!

 
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The Stila Holiday 2013 Collection

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Santa can you hear me?
I have been so good this year and all I want is one thing.
Tell me my true love is near.
He’s all I want, just for me underneath my Christmas tree.
I’ll be waiting here.
Santa that’s my only wish this year.

 

That may be old school for some, but this song never gets old for me. It’s still one of my favourites for that special time of the year! Here’s what else is vintage for you – the Stila Holiday 2013 Collection! Lots of sets coming your way again, what with lip glosses and eyeshadow palettes for each skin tone.

 

First up are the Masterpiece Series Eye & Cheek Palettes, S$49 each. ┬áThere are 3 palettes, each one containing 4 eyeshadows and 1 blush, and each one catered to a specific skin tone. I’d say two of them are for those of us who are warm toned and the palette with the blue and black is for the cooler toned. Not sure which one fits you the best? There’re always makeup experts in Sephora whom you can approach! The palettes can be bought separately or together in a set.

 

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The Stila Masterpiece Series Eye & Cheek Palettes Set.

 
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Eau d'Ivoire by Balmain

Presenting l’Eau d’Ivoire by Balmain

If someone mentions the word, “Miami,” what comes to mind besides Horatio? Beach babes, of course. The sun, sand and the sea. Summer. Blue waves crashing upon the shore. Sunbathers and lifeguards. Vintage Mustangs. And the Eau d’Ivoire by Balmain.

 

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This fragrance contains bergamot and red current essences – a sweet, swwet symphony.

 

This second fragrance by fashion label Balmain (I blogged about Ivoire here) looks somewhat like the first, but differs in colour – what a lovely light pink shade – and scent. It’s less musky and more floral, definitely something more girly, more youthful and suited for summer fun. I was invited to the launch in Singapore; Check out some of the pictures I took that day!

 

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Balmain Paris – simplistic glamour.

 

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Bobbi Brown Holiday 2013 Collection

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‘Tis the season to be merry, tra la la la la la la la la! And why not sing your way to the shops, because Bobbi Brown has launched their Holiday 2013 Collection! Sales will begin at the very beginning of November, so you can make haste while the wintry sun shines. It’s no secret – Bobbi Brown is one of my favourite makeup brands, mainly because of their very wearable shades that seem to suit just about any skin tone on earth.

 

This year the brand celebrates the holiday season with two different collections, the Bobbi Brown Old Hollywood Collection and the Bobbi Brown Holiday Gift Giving 2013 Collection.

 

The Bobbi Brown Old Hollywood Collection is all about red carpet glam that never grows out of style. With 6 limited edition items and 2 new ones added to the permanent range, you can party in style with shimmery glosses and glittery nails.

 

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The limited edition Bobbi Brown Old Hollywood Eye Palette, S$99.

 

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