Wednesday, May 29, 2013

AVON's Totally Kissable Lips-tick [Review]

Avon Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer


Avon has always been a super advocate toward helping women fighting breast cancer. As part of AVON's Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer survivorship program, AVON launched its latest Totally Kissable Lipstick. With every purchase of the lipstick, RM1.00 will be donated to Avon's Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer Fund. So if you think you need a new lipstick, why not do some good and help others too! 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Wait for me, I'm coming home soon! [Makeup Tutorial]

Don't get me wrong, I love staying out for tons and tons of freedom but sometimes, we still need to go back to where we belong. Home may not be the most comfortable place on earth but it's where the heart is.

This makeup tutorial uses load of products I've gotten from events in the past. I like to do makeup tutorials with new products not to show how creative my makeup is but it is more to show how the product looks like for you. Sometimes video is better than still pictures. So many times, you will see my tutorials are roughly the same old simple look. It really depends on what new product I have that time.

Cosmetic Used:
Averine Age Defense Foundation SPF 18 in Ivory
Skinfood Black Bean Eye Brow Pencil in Light Brown
Miss Candy L’Oreal Infallible Color Eyeshadow in Sassy Marshmallow
Maybelline Eye Studio 
Mary Kay Lash Curler
Maybelline Falsies Mascara
Averine 100% Mineral Loose Powder in Ivory
Majolica Majorca Blood On Cheek & Lip Stain
Revlon Beyond Natural Blush & Bronzer
Averine Power Serum Lipstick

I really do like Averine as a brand but not all their products are my favourite, the foundation is so-so, nothing to shout about. I do quite like their 100% Mineral Loose Powder, super fine and it is in good packaging. Their lipstick is quite nice too, creamy & easy to wear but not super long lasting.

Loreal Infallible Pressed Loose Shadow is just brilliant. I love the iridescent light blue with red flecks in them. Just super pretty and pigmented!

Maybelline Falsies is one of my Top 2 mascara of all time! Trust me, I tried tons of mascara and definitely is a must have!

The Majolica Majorca Blood On is A-MA-ZING. I love tints in general and this really is the BLOOD RED tint that is easy to blend into the skin. Stays on well too. I believe that is worth every penny because it comes in such a big pot!



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Thursday, May 16, 2013

PARADIGM MALL CELEBRATES INAUGURAL SPRING/SUMMER 2013 FASHION WEEK [Event]

Paradigm Mall hosted its very first Spring/Summer 2013 Fashion Week which kicked off on Friday, 26th April 2013 and continues until Friday, 3rd May 2013. The fabulous 8-day event features fashion presentations by the wide variety of fashion and lifestyle brands available at PJ’s latest shoppertainment centre.

The Gala Night which took place on the evening of 26th April saw Paradigm Mall’s glamorous attendees come together for an entertaining night of fashion and music amidst a backdrop of raw cement, steel and beams – following the theme of returning back to basics ala a clothing factory. Graced by top WCT Land VVIPs, guests of note also included Malaysian celebrities Bernie Chan, Belinda Chee, Pamela & Vanessa Chong, Chelsia Ng, Aaron Khaled, Alvin Wong, Hansen Lee and Jeremy Teo.



Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Behold the Xpression by XALF [First Look into these mighty designs]

Heard of XALF?
I don't think you even know how to pronounce it correctly...

Xaxier Mah (left), Alfred Hor (right)

I believe this brand is rather news to most of you because first of all, it is not a very commercial item that you can find it anywhere and secondly, it is an extremely high end product with a top-notch service. 

Try pronouncing with me, "xa-a-al-fu....."

XALF actually comes from the co-owners name of Xavier Mah and Alfred Hor. Met them once and they are extremely down to earth people. I love chatting with them. Both good-looking dudes are very much into cosmopolitan fashion and is currently working XALF as an online label catering to bespoke footwear that boast intricate details and meticulous workmanship. 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Kerastase New Initialiste [first look]


Hello! Don't my hair just look gorgeous?! I was loving it so much that I would just flip & flip & flip my hair all day long. 

After 24 years of stem-cells research, the new Kerastase Initialiste is finally ready for the world! It is their first scalp and hair serum to impulse the growth of stronger, shinier, more youthful hair. With much thanks to Jess, I was invited to join her for a little pampering session at Razor Edge, One Utama a month ago. 


Watch these videos to find out more about what this serum is all about. 







Now you know truly what Initialiste is all about, we shall go into the application process. 



Look at our unruly hair......


No, the flower & towel is not for me to bring home....


This 60ml product comes in a glass bottle that is relatively heavy with good grip. The cap and applicator tube seems solid and of good quality. Overall, packaging wise is a total A+, totally up to the standard of being a luxury hair care brands. 

How to use? 
  1. Part your hair into 4 sections from front to the back with your fingers. 
  2. Drag 1 pump of serum across the whole 1 parting section front to the back.
  3. Repeat with the other 3 sections with 1 pump each
  4. Using your fingers, massage your scalp for a while to let the serum absorb




So easy right! 

The serum is really really light-weighted, like a water-based serum. It will absorb into your skin easily. It doesn't leave any stick feeling or feels heavy on the hair. It felt as if you did not apply anything but it is already in there working its magic!

The smell is quite pleasant too. Not overly strong but it does have a little fresh apple scent. Only use this on clean scalp, which means after shampooing on towel dried hair.






BTW, I'm a virgin to Kerastase. Never tried any other product of theirs.


So many products that I secretly wants..... is all here.....

I have been trying this product for about a month now and so far is doing good. It doesn't cause my dandruff to re-appear because I do have that problem sometime. I will talk more in another post about my detailed review :)

xo, 

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Max Factor Clump Defy Mascara [Review]


Say YES to Volume & NO to Clumps!


New Clump Defy Volumising mascara allows you to saturate your lashes & build stroke upon stroke of mascara to achieve more volume while maintains a beautifully separated and defined lashes, with no clumps! No more compromising needed, no more needing to choose if you want volume or clump-free lashes! Seriously!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Arty Professional Complexion Modifier Make Up Base [Review]

Okay, this review is long overdue but better late than never! A couple of months ago, I was invited to attend an official launch of the New Arty Professional cosmetic in Malaysia. This is a very famous brand in Thailand, I think.

Anyway, I assume this Complexion Modifier is one of the 3 Complexion Modifier that they raved about. It comes in 3 shades, Lilac (to brighten dull skin), Mint Green (to neutralize redness) & Apricot (to correct blue to purple tones, may also be great for darker skin tone for brightening). I tried all three on the back on my hands and they are all extremely moisturizing as compared to other make-up bases I've tried.

I think this is one of the product that I won from answering questions. So I got the Apricot for a detailed review.



For some reason, I am very much attracted to the clear packaging that shows the cute little balls that looks like tiny fish eggs. Lols, okay maybe that sounded rather disgusting and you probably will not apply it on your skin anymore. Don't worry, they are quite an awesome brand. Immediately, you can see how hydrating this product will be just by the looks from the packaging. 

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat [Review]

Fuh, that's a long name! Thank God it just takes a short amount of time to dry and keep your manicure last longer without chipping.

YES! It does live up to the claims and standard. This top coat works great or, I will say better than other anti-chip top coat that I have used in the past. Once, it almost kept my polish on prettily for almost 7 days until the first official chip. Well, okay, maybe, just maybe, I was kinder to my nails that week, not much of hard labour work that might cause early chipping. Still, it was awesome to have nice nails for the whole week. :)


Friday, May 3, 2013

I won a Getha Transforme 360 Pillow!

One of the few things that my mom taught me is to not go cheapo on your bed. The mattress, comforter and pillows are three vital goods that will either make your sleep a great one or it will just break your back and neck.

Everybody knows the importance of sleep. We need the rest after a long day at work, school or even partying, we are just humans anyway, playing hard is energy consuming too! So literally, everyone needs a comfortable bed equipped with a good quality mattress to support your body, a big sheet of warm-cuddly comforter for you to hide underneath when the lighting strikes and an amazing quality pillow to support your neck and head for a comfortable, great rest through the night.


Now I am a proud owner of the Getha Transforme 360 Pillow which I've won from Churp-Churp some time back. The grand prize was LeeHom tickets but who cares now that I can have a good sleep dreaming about him. Haha!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Yogurt, anyone? [Snack Plate]

I love yogurt, especially berries flavored yogurt but I'm not of a plain yogurt type. A lot of times I do realized that hotel breakfast or buffet spread only have plain or maybe there's just more plain yogurt leftover if you are late for the food. Most of the time I won't grab it unless I managed to spot on a couple condiments to go with it. 

It is a 100% yes if I see strawberry jam or honey. While other flavor is just so-so, I may even choose to skip having yogurt because of that. I will mix the jam into my yogurt to add flavor. 

I also love dried fruits especially raisin, mango and apricot but I don't prefer them much being mixed into my yogurt. 



This time, I'm mixing my favorite flavor jam. I was in Kijal for work 2 weeks back and the breakfast spread was just awesome. :)

Maybeline's Color Sensational in Red Porcelain [Review]


The bold color of passion, love, bravery and so much more. 
Red defines it all. 



We were always told that every girl should have at least 1 red lipstick in their makeup collection because not only it helps to make you look made up during those lazy days but also, it is perfect for seduction. The toughest part is not applying them but is the energy spent on looking for the perfect red shade for your skin tone. Trust me, not every red color suits us. Even me being fair, I have some red that I just can't pull off.