Sunday, January 29, 2012

Chanel Nail Lacquer Spring 2012

When I saw the photos of these Harmonie de Printemps Collection  on the internet. I told myself I will have them by hook or by crook. You see, I seldom travel these days and I don't have so much opportunity to shop. And so when I learned that my friend Pao is going to HK to fix their HKID card. I asked her a favor if she could score me one set of these babies.  

Thank goodness she understand me when she saw these collection too. 
And then the day came I got them. April May and June came in early! ha ha! And Ooohhh! She also gave me June as Birthday present! See how lucky I am? Thank you Pao!



Chanel Description 
Classic and trend-defining shades from the runways of Paris. State-of-the-art formula strengthens and moisturizes nails as it delivers long-wearing, high-shine, chip-resistant colour. Applies evenly without streaking.


See their lovely colors? 



Love that floral shade

And now for theswatches:

April : sis a mauve red that translates GORGEOUS! The unusual color of reddish plum is really captivating. Mind you at first glance at the bottle I though I made a mistake on getting this boring color but hey! It'll be more of a mistake if I didn't. ha ha ha!


APRIL oh my sweet April, you look wonderful! 
This is more of a powder pink color. Reminds me of Pink carnation or a pink daisy. 
Super lovely.



Then came JUNE, yes I can't contest that this color is truly a summer color.  This one reminds me of the summer  peach fruit punch . Marvelous!


Chanel made their formulation very light and easy to apply.

 I love it!!!



Friday, January 27, 2012

Pammy Surprised Me!!!


3weeks ago ( I know it's long over due post but bare with me please). lol   

I got this beautiful package from  someone. Yes from some one I adore so much. I got a text message from Sol, that  she'll give me back my sample make up and that there's a package  that comes with it from THE POLISH POLICE herself Pammy!




Sweet massage from a dear friend.


And my eyes feasts on a glorious sight!!!Whoa! 


 I feel so special really. Thank God for good lady  friends who know what their girlfriends wants!



Now for the swatch! Yipeee!!!

BELIEVE, oh yes I believe I'll fall in love with this shade. It's glittery yes but opaque one glide of the brush and I'm at awe! 


 Clean  looking. The metallic finish is not  really on my face that I love to stare at it. 
Pammy knows that I'm a sucker of this color.


 RED RUBY SLIPPERS, this one is also a stunner.  Red dots are  easy to apply as they're soft and manageable.


 Look at that effect! Red sparklers wow!   Who wouldn't find this shade adorable.


Oh! Pammy you really made my day so perfect when I received these babies!  

Thank you your Hotness!!!!




Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Luscious Red Lips Inspiration

Do you play a character when you wear your Red lipstick? 

Me ? I do!!!


I love to be  Kate Moss who wears red lips with a cats eye look. 

I wanna wear red lips on a hot summer day like Kristina A. 


look so charming ala Anne Hathaway



Sohpisticated and  demure  ala Dita Von Teese


Chic and hip like Emma Watson



So what character are you in? 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Product Comparison: Chanel de Horizon & Tendres de Chanel

As promised, here's my review for both items.


Chanel de Horizon
The luminous hues of sunset are now captured in one elegant highlighting face powder. Subtle gradations of rose, coral and peach can be applied on their own or blended together, to highlight and sculpt the face or achieve an overall warmth and radiance.


                        






Chanel les Tendres de Chanel
This palette includes three blush hues and a face highlighter in subtle tender pink tones. Delicately iridescent, these alluring shades embellish the complexion and infuse the face with a soft and flattering glow.


                               




Side by side each other there's a lot of difference between the two obviously 


Horizon: 
Spring collection 2012
regular size of a Chanel blush and with small brush on a separate pouch  
has 5 shades
Combination of matte and shimmers
HK$ 540.00




Tendres
Bought in Cathay pacific  inflight shopping
Packaging is like that of the powder foundation with brush inside
Has 4 matte shades
Hk$ 420.00



When applied I think the slightest difference of this two is the shimmer and that of Horizon somehow produces a slightly dark hues because of its only one darker tone.  But surely this can be attained by Tendres  when applied heavily.


swatches when applied
LEFT: Tendres     RIGHT : Horizon 

For me  both items are beautiful and supple on my skin.  I really can't choose between the two which one is my favorite  except for the price.

Tendres de Chanel  is HKD 420.00   while Chanel horizon is Hk$ 540.00. 


How about you? Which of the 2 would you like? 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Review: Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara

Mascara # 4


I got this for Christmas last year from a very good friend of mine. I got so excited with I swatched immediately when I got home.
Waaah! This baby is huge! I mean it's bigger than that of a regular size mascara. contains 8 grams of a product so I guess this one is on the advantage yes?

Website Price: USD 19.00

Benefit Says:
Sexy, sultry, pure unadulterated black mascara for full, voluminous lashes. It's as BAD as you want to be! Famously big, bodacious brush coats lashes with our super black formula.
Sephora says:
The BADgal line of mascaras from Benefit are full of "BAD-itude!" The rich, sexy formula and oversized brush build thick, beautiful and bodacious lashes.



When I first open the wand i remember I got shock when the tip came out. Because the brush is too big. hihihi! 


And when i started applying I was a little bit uncomfortable because I have small eyes and I don't know how to angle my brush so I won't be messing my face with this huge stick. lol



 I was then clumsy that I managed to accidentally swiped some on my eyelid, my nose and some  under my eye. lol!  But  hey! they say practice makes perfect so I managed to apply it properly on my second day. =)))

Advise to myself is don't reach for this baby when in a hurry. ha ha ha! Or else!!! 


Anyway, back to my review. The bristles are also tight to each other and that most of the time cause my lashes to clump. small eyelashes are also hard to reach because to the bristle size. so I have to carefully use the very tip to reach for them. That for me is not so good because I have a very small eyes so there's only a liitle room for error. Q tips are BFF when i use this mascara. to untangle my lashes. It takes  about 3 coats to achieve the  cover, volume and lengthening that I promise but i'm happy with that. Drying time is not too bad also. 


Pros: 
Super black it is. 
it gives that volume as promised
8grams of this babies goes a long way 
Available on Green Belt Benefit counter  


Cons:
Brush  too big for my eye
need Q-tips on the side just in case
smudges a little
Take it off with an eye make up



Monday, January 16, 2012

Review : Cyber Color EX Volume Waterproof Mascara Black

So you now how obsessed I am with mascara and so I'd like to give you more of it. 

now to lets tackle Cyber Color EX Volume mascara







What the product says

Cyber Colors Ex Volume Waterproof Mascara (Black) - Extra-lengthening, curling, volumizing and repairing 
Three secrets which enhance volume of eyelashes 
1) Extra Volume Formula contains Candelilla Wax Extract which enables the mascara wrap the eyelashes tightly and curl 75° upwards instantly. The unique formula also make the eyelashes look soft and volumetric. 

2) The Instant Dry and Waterproof Formula enable the mascara to withstand the melting action from water, sweat and sebum strongly. It provides a long lasting action for 18 hours. 

3) Vitamin B5(Panthenol)and vitamin E (Tocopherol) are added to nourish every single eyelash entirely. 


how to use it

1: After using eyelash curler, use the brush-side to wrap lashes to volumize.
2: then use the comb-side to curl and define the lashes. (Cyber Colors Eye Makeup Remover is highly recommended to remove the waterproof mascara effectively)

ingredients
EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX EXTRACT, Panthenol and Tocopherol (Vitamin B & E) 

The packaging is super sleek. It contains 8g. of a product. 
That for me is a plus. 





The Bristle is not like any other bristle as it has two sides. Flat with studs and the other with

small bristles.


At first look I though these style of bristles won't do me any good. They're short and flat as see it. but lo and behold they proved me wrong! Blimme! So sorry for down grading you Cybercolor.

The lengthening effect is superb and that volume is pretty impressive. It actually looks like I have false eyelashes on! That for me is another wow!

What else? Drying time is also a plus factor I don't have to worry about blinking too fast and end up with some products on my lower eye. No heavy feeling too.

hmmmm .... no wonder this product got a high remark on HK magazines as one of the best mascara in 2011.

Price HKD 128.00 per tube (Sasa price)

Pros:
Lengthening and volume effect is impressive.
No need for false eye lashes on this one
No heavy feel 
No smudge


Cons:
Flakes a little
Only available abroad or SASA website
Needs  an eye make up remover to take toff


Will i buy it again?  Yes but not too soon. =)  

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Review: Dejavu Fiberwig Mascara


Mascara I love #3

What  is it? 

Fiberwig is the top-selling mascara in Japan - beating the competition with remarkable, "false eyelash-like" results. What it is formulated to do:Engineered to create the perfect lashes with twice the amount of micro-fine interconnecting fibers, the instant drying formula creates a long lasting film coat around your natural lashes. Fiberwig imparts a perfect, smudge-proof maximum lash extension effect with a water-resistant formula that's easy to remove with warm water, without risking damaging or losing your natural lashes.What else you need to know:A jet-black fiber film coats the surface of each lash with long-lasting, clump-free, lash lengthening color that's resistant to tears, sweat, and oil.


Instructions





    • 1
      Remove the wand slowly and carefully from the tube. Don't pump the tube with the wand, as this causes the mascara to dry up quickly, and it leads to clumps forming on the wand.
    • 2
      Lift up your upper eye lid gently with your finger by pulling the skin on your brow bone. This lifting process allows you to apply the mascara from the very bottom of the lashes.
    • 3
      Place the fiberwig mascara wand directly under your lashes, then sweep upward slowly. As you sweep the wand up, move it gently side to side.
    • 4
      Apply at least three to five coats of the mascara. One coat is not enough to get the fully lengthening and volumizing effect from the mascara. With every application, a few more fibers will be added, which is why a few coats are needed to achieve for the best look.





Bristles are too close to each other that sometimes it causes my lashes to clump while applying but with a little swig on its tip I could untangle them right away. The bended wand helps make my lashes curl just a little bit. I don't curl my lashes so I thinks that's just fine.

Another thing that  really fascinates me are the tiny little strands that I can see on the wand that sometimes I though they're my lashes but no. They're the fiber wigs which give that lengthening effects.

And off course on the  washing off.  Yup, no need for  vigorous rubbing. Just  warm water and  a little bit of cleansing oil  it'll come off easily. 


Pros: 
Good quality product
Cost only HKD 118.00 or  Php 708.00  ( hkd 1= 6 php conversion)  
Easy to apply,
Easy to take off,
Last a whole day 
No flakes, No smudge


Cons:
Only available  abroad  (SASA ) or to a local online seller.


Will I purchase this again? Yes! 

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Review: Blinc Kiss Me Mascara

I'm a little bit fussy about my mascara yes because I don't want my lashes to be clumped. Also I tend to rub my eye few times a day and I hate seeing my mascara smudges on my eye bags and looked like I was just punched by someone.

So today, I give you another favorite mascara of mine. 

BLINC  
And this is what the company has to say about it. 

Formerly known as Kiss Me, blinc is the original mascara invented to form tiny water-resistant "tubes" around your lashes rather than painting them like conventional mascaras. Once applied, these beauty tubes bind to your lashes and cannot run, smudge, clump, or flake, even if you cry or rub your eyes. Whether your daily activities take you from the office, to your sweaty workout and then out to dinner, your lashes will look as good in the evening as they did when you first applied blinc in the morning.


Blinc mascara will add volume and length to give you a radiant natural look that lasts all day. Only when you are ready for removal, the tubes will effortlessly slide off your lashes into your hand without the use of a harsh makeup remover.
Blinc is better than waterproof mascaras. All it takes is the combination of lots of warm water and gentle pressure, from your fingertips, a washcloth or water pressure (i.e. shower) and the tubes will slide off your lashes effortlessly. Upon removal you will actually see the tiny beauty tubes in your hand!
blinc mascara has been clinically tested to be non-irritating making it ideal for sensitive eyes, contact lens wearers, and active people in search of a mascara whose look, hold and ease of removal is without compromise.
Net Wt: 0.21 oz/6 g



The packaging I love how sleek  metal looking it is. It's not the conventional black color packaging of mascara that I see in most high end brands. Also  I'm not sure but I find this has a little bit of weight because it's feels like a glass tube but not really  made of glass.


The Applicator: Every time I pull the applicator out of the tube I find it so amazing it doesn't have too much product hanging on the tip of it. So that mean it only gets the right amount of product on it for me to use on my peepers which I find it so cool. 

I don't have to tap or swirl  it all the time. And the bristles has a nice wide gap on them that really coats my lashes properly without clumping.

See the pic below for the gap.
Nice lines!  I messed yup the lower part though. lol 

On the pic above I let the product sit on my skin for a couple of hours after applying. And yet still it hasn't faded, flaked or smudged.  Very good isn't it?

To tell you about how I took it off : I  splashed a bit of water and rubbed it gently.


And Viola !!! See how the magic works? 


No Smudge but just tiny flakes. 



Pros : 
Quality is superb
Lasts all day long 
Easy to apply
Easy to take off
No Smudge no Flakes no raccoon look 


Cons: 
Price is a little bit steep for USD 24.00 or locally  Php 1,350.00
Only available at Sephora in US & Canada  
or Locally online thru   Beauty & Minerals 


Will I purchase it again?

 If the quality is this good. then I don't mind spending. So DEFINITELY! 





Saturday, January 7, 2012

Review: Sleek Make Up Magnitude Mascara

Mascara for me is one of the most essential when it comes to make up application. It give's life to my chinita eyes and it makes my lashes thicker and fuller. Hmmm my eyes are what I can say the most expressive and sexy part of my body. Ha Ha ha!

So, today I'll give you a review about what mascara I've been using lately. You see, before I post a review on some products I do test the make up or skin care first for about a  week or so  before I could really tell or give my opinion if the product really is worth it or not. I don't just give it a second chance or third. I'd definitely would like to  give it a week long test runs. Ha! Well, that's just me. 

So Here's what Sleek Make up has to say about this product 



An innovative two step mascara which gives the illusion of false lashes.

The first step lengthens the lashes whilst the second step extends lashes across and upwards to create intense and dramatic lashes.

First apply one coat of the “Lengthening” white base to the lashes, wait for twenty seconds and then apply one coat of the black “Volumising” top coat. 2 x 6.5g 


With this in mind, I did just that

Step 1 : white to lengthen my lashes. (sorry for the crappy eyeliner I honestly didn't apply it properly this time. =P

Then  step 2  to give volume . Hmmm So far so good.  I  first I was hesitant abut this product as I though it would clump my lashes quickly but to be honest I was quite impressed because it didn't. With the right application you'll have no clump at all. And it doesn't feel rubbery on your lashes too. 

Taking it off was no problem too.  Cotton pad with cleansing oil will do it best or just warm water. It'll crumple without making you look like a raccoon! =P 

And so for the effect? 


A happy, sparkly eyed me!!!



Variants: 

*Black 
*Waterproof Black 

Pros: 
* easy to apply
*cheap  for a good quality mascara USD6.00 or Php 370.00  a pop locally
* No smudge
*easy to take off with a cleansing oil or just warm water. 

Cons.
* Only available onSleek Make Up website, Super drug in UK , at multiply or  bazaars locally


So, what mascara are you currently using? 


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Green By Nature Lip balm


When it comes to organic stuffs, I'm not really a sucker of it but I intend to make them my own, as you know I do that with Amber Lights Laguna or get them if I get the chance.

For this, I would like to introduce to you

Bought it in US for only USD 3.99 if I remember it right or less. 

Anyways,

I Made this part bigger so you'd see what I really like most out of this brand. 
Rose hip oil, Coconut oil, Shea butter and Macadamia nut oil are rarely combined in one product so I got so excite about it. =)


I also love that the product is sealed with tamper evident seal not just to make sure that the item was not used but also to seal in that fresh balm inside to  ensure that the product is fresh & undisturbed.

I also spell " NATURAL" in very corner of it. =)

I'm trying this at the moment and so far it made my chapped lips much better after using most of the time matte lipstick. 

Yup matte ones give me a hard time to take off which makes my dry and chapped;  I could use  some tinted lip balms you see, but I'd rather use Green by Nature  because of its natural  oil contents.  =) 

Well that's a nice surprise isn't it?  






Sunday, January 1, 2012

Beauty Supply!

Going back to my second home HK is like going to lala land! For only 3days of stay, I need to move fast to get my regular beauty supply for the next couple of months or more


Over hauls

My Chanel addiction  crept in fast once I step foot on the shop Nail polish Rouge carat Which I was thinking of using this January, RA Velvet lippie for a nude pink lips, Les Tendees De Chanel for a rosy cheek effect and hair mist which my H love to smell on me. 

Of course I'm a sucker for LUSH hair and body products so I got them too.They smell divine! 

A supply of facial sponge that would last me 3months and magazine & a book as I need some updating on my beauty regiment and fashion sense.

This is my sensible shopping spree. =P


Just to share with you my new year's accessories


New Year's shing-a-lings!


HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!! <3




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