Friday, September 30, 2011

Going Through - Beauty Treats Mosaic Highlighter

Recently, I have became a fan of highlighters and along my highlighters craze, I have acquired Beauty Treats Mosaic Highlighter, which is in powder form. This is the first time I've came across a highlighter in powder form, all my other highlighters are in cream form.

The highlight has a combination of different colours, all with a common purpose of highlighting the face, the areas where light hits to make your face features more prominent. For me, I use my ELF powder brush and mix all the colours to give my face a nice, subtle glow.

Oh well, since I've just started using this highlighter less than a few days ago, I can't comment on anything else yet besides giving my face a nice glow. Do check back for a more detailed review soon yeah :D

Have a nice day, peeps!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

September Round Up of P10P

Hi guys! It's been ages since I've posted up something regarding p10p yeah? There are times where I don't finish up anything because items like foundations etc take a looooong time to finish up so for makeup its going really slow. Which leads to one question.. In an attempt to finish off products for the end of the month round up, do you guys put on more stuff that you usually need? Do let me know in comments, don't worry I won't judge you because I do that sometimes.. sometimes! :D

Anyway, round ups for September's P10P. Quite a good month I'd say though 2-3 items from the finished items are full sized.


Top: Cleansing Cream - Bought from a blogsop. Not a fan of cleansing creams so probably won't repurchase.

Clinelle Lip Balm with SPF - I'm on the fence about this one, I like the fact that it has a high SPF, but I don't like the thickness of the balm. Will probably repurchase for the SPF though.

Clinique Pore Minimizer Serum - I like this, despite the fact that I need to use a lot to cover my whole face. Maybe my face is big? Pores are covered and provides a good canvas for makeup.

TBS Tea Tree Oil Cleanser - Love the tea tree scent and helped keep my blemish in check. Least likely to repurchase as I am not blemish prone, and .. it's not exams yet ;p

Clinique Clarifying Lotion in No 3 - Don't like, a little bit too strong for my liking. It's like your skin is drinking alcohol.

Bottom: H20+ Body Balm in Clearwater & Poolside - Highly moisturising and non-greasy. Will repurchase the big bottle once P10P is over. I liked it so much that I even cut the bottle into half to 'properly' finish it off.

Kanebo Blanchir Superior Serum - This is supposed to be brightening serum because it wipes away old skin cells or melanin-containing old keratin and gives a brighter translucent skin. I don't detect any brightening maybe because I wasn't using enough (I use this only at night) so I don't see any brightening, so I doubt I'll repurchase.

L'Oreal Pore Genesis Serum - I have this in the US version, not the Asia version and I would say, I love this!! The scent is really nice and it covers my pores perfectly. I use this at night because it contains retinol and man.. my skin was smooth to touch after applying this serum ;p So yes, repurchase!! Heee.

That's my figure for this month. What's yours? Do share!

Monday, September 26, 2011

What I Put On My Face At Night - Yves Rocher Hydra Specific Night Cream

This is how my night regime goes - Lotion -; Serum - ; Moisturiser -; Eye Care
As skincare benefits are better reaped at night when the skin is able to absorb the active ingredients in more, I usually don't hold back on what I put on at night. For night time, I prefer more hydrating things because my skin might be oily on the forehead, but it's really dehydrated on the cheek area *fine lines. check*

My night time moisturiser, Yves Rocher Hydra Specific Night Moisturiser which promises deep replenishing night care. And deep replenishing night care it gives! And the Hydra Specific range is specially for hydration purposes.

I'm a big fan of Yves Rocher's skincare products because it's all natural, albeit on the heavy cream side. And the smell, oh the smell. I think the French like their things heavily perfumed but I guess it's okay by me because the smell goes away after awhile.. Considering the benefits that it's given me all this while.. I'd say forget about the smell!

The cream is packaged in a clear 50ml jar which I love. I love jars, anything that comes in jars, although unsanitary, *coughs*. I tend to gravitate to anything that comes in a jar packaging because I can dig onto the very last bit unlike tubes that I have to cut them open to half and finish the remaining products.

The colour of the cream comes in white and the texture is pretty heavy, like I say and caution to oily skinned ladies, do apply a pea size amount on your face cause anything bigger than that, will sort of makes you 'sweat' out. Not good, not good. Especially in our humid weather.

The cream is absorbed fairly fast into my skin, especially after I team it up with my serum, the cream just gets absorbed into my skin quickly! As in no greasiness at all, anymore! Yay. And its a bonus point that I wake up with baby soft skin, I kid you not!

I was on a trip a couple of months back and I didn't bring this gem with me.. and thanks to cabin air and everything, my skin was flat out dehydrated and when I came back I immediately put this on and voila! I wake up in the morning to baby smooth skin again!

However, because it's relatively heavy, (it's cream), I sometimes tend to skip this moisturiser when I know I'm not going to bed immediately (I do wash my face sometimes in the evening) because of the humidity levels here, it will make me sweat out ):

But apart from this little complaint, the cream is fine and moisturises my skin fairly well, and I might repurchase this when I run out, during my birthday because Yves Rocher has a buy one free one policy during your birthday month, woohoo!


Yves Rocher Hydra Specific Night Cream can be bought at Yves Rocher retail outlets.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

My fav things in the mornings; (especially when I'm running late!); Lioele Water Drop BB

It's midweek already! How's the week been going along for of all you pretty ladies out there? I hope it's good. I finally had the chance to watch Smurfs yesterday (very delayed I know) but it was such a good movie I would watch it again! Gosh. How I wish I could take one Smurf home with me! :D

But let's not get off topic shall we? Today I will be talking about my favorite things in the mornings, you know when you're still sleepy and you roll around for another snooze and the next minute you know you're running late for class and yet you can't walk out of the house barefaced.. Well! Then this BB is for you! :D

Lioele Water Drop BB.

Just as the name suggests this is a moisturising BB which have waterdrops in it to moisturise your skin. The thing that I really like about this BB is because it's sheer. I know it's a pretty weird thing to say because uhhh, shouldn't I want better coverage etc etc? No. Not for me at least. I like the natural look that this BB gives and when you're running late there is no need for too much blending because it's sheer it doesn't make you look as if you've done your makeup in a hurry.

Despite this being a moisturising BB, it does not make me feel like a oil slick! Yay. I have no idea why, but my skin reacts better to things that are high in water content. Perhaps my skin is dehydrated? Hmm.

And yes, the price. This BB retails at Sa Sa at RM95. Worth it? Well it's alright for me. Its a good product to use when you are in a rush or looking for a more natural look, but I prefer something with more coverage when I go for events.

Ingredients: Water, Phenyl Trimethicone, Titanium Dioxide, Cyclopentasiloxane, Alcohol Denat, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, 4-Methylbenzylidene Camphor, Talc, PEG-10 Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Carica Papaya Fruit Extract, Witch Hazel Bark/Leaf/Twig Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Peach Fruit Extract, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 dimethicone, Cl 77492, Sodium Citrate, Methylparaben, Chlorphenesin, Butylparaben, Cl 77491, Cl 44799, Fragrance, Cyclohexasiloxane, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disodium EDTA, Ethyl Methane Carboxamide, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Hexyl Laurate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Citric Acid.

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