Monday, July 27, 2009

M.A.C Love That Look Collection


MAC Shadows are simply the best...Sought after by Legends and Lolitas, Punks and Princesses, and all the pretty girls and boys who know what's killer when they see it! Season after season they show the love - now it's our turn with Love That Look! An intensified take on everything incredible about MAC Starflash Eyeshadow, with a formula so astro-silky, creamy cushion-like, and pearl-finished, in a fantasia of 12 fabulously frosted shades. Four Pearlglide liners to give the people what they want, essential Zoomblack Mascara and the 217 Blending and 239 Eye Shader Brushes that can make any first-time-tryer a true believer. Love That Look...Everybody interesting does!

Launch date: 30 July 2009 [US/Canada] ; Aug 2009 [International]

Eye Shadows: (LE; Starflash formula) US$14.00
  • Grand Entrance - Frosty neutral peach beige (Repromote from Starflash)
  • Dreamaker - Frosty yellow gold (Repromote from Starflash)
  • Smoke & Diamonds - Frosty gray taupe (Repromote from Starflash)
  • Glamour Check! - Frosy reddish brown (Repromote from Starflash)
  • Strike A Pose - Dirty deep blue green
  • Ego - Light yellow pink
  • Fashion Groupie - Light blue violet
  • Unbasic White - Bright off white
  • One-Off - Mid-tone green with silver pearlized pigments
  • Rated R - Bright, yellow green
  • Style Snob - Dirty pink brown with gold pearlized pigments
  • Fashion - Light gray-green with gold pearlized pigments

Pearlglide Liners: (LE) US$14.50
  • Fly By Blu - Medium blue with blue glitter (Repromote from Suite Array)
  • Molasses - Dirty brown with mid-tone brown glitter (Repromote from Suite Array)
  • Rave - Deep purple with purple glitter (Repromote from Suite Array)
  • Black Russian - Black with navy blue glitter (Repromote from Suite Array)

Zoom Lash Mascara: (Permanent) US$12.00
  • Zoomblack - Black

Brushes: (Permanent)
  • 217 Blending Brush US$22.00
  • 239 Eye Shader US$24.50

Source: Specktra

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Review: Cheeky Bronze MSF

Who's in love with Cheeky Bronze MSF? Me! Me! =P I tried it out today, and it is absolutely gorgeous. No kidding. I applied it with the new #131 brush as a blush. It gives me a very healthy bronze peachy glow, and the gold glitters are not obvious at all. I am very pale (NC20; everyone I met said so), and Cheeky Bronze gives me the healthy glowy tan-flush on the cheeks that I obviously needed. I can't stop looking at myself in the mirror. =D If you have the chance, go check it out in the store. It doesn't look all that exciting in the pan, but when you apply it on your face, it is simply gorgeous. Trust me, you have to try this one.

Here are some comparison of Cheeky Bronze MSF to some other M.A.C blushes and MSF:



As shown in the second photo, Cheeky Bronze is the most bronze out of all the others. Eversun has more peach in it, so does Redhead MSF. All of the others make Peachykeen looks pink. Haha. In fact, Peachykeen is a peach with a slight hint of pink.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Review: M.A.C Color Craft Collection

While I was at the M.A.C In Mode workshop, I got the chance to check out Color Craft, which was released last week here. I wasn't too impressed with this collection, and only ended up getting 2 products.

The lipsticks didn't look too exciting to me. All of them look pretty dupable, or it could be that I'm just not that into lip products. As for the lipglass, don't even get me started with the square-tube packaging and swirl-y colored product. Just not my cup of tea.

The eyeshadows looked pretty interesting. They are all very well pigmented, compared to previous releases' mineralized eyeshadows. The only thing that I do not fancy is the 4-color-pinwheel-design. It looks like I'm getting less product. But one could argue that there's actually 4 colors.

Blushes??? Big big disappointment. All of them are very sheer and glittery. Only the darker ones can be used as a blush, they rest could only be passed as a highlighter. And there's just too much glitter in there. =( Though I do have to say that the glitters are not chunky at all. So if you do not have a problem with lots of glitters, you might want to check out the darker shades.

The MSFs!!! Yay! They are super gorgeous. =D The tri-colored ones are nice, but not as smooth as the Brunette Blonde Redhead ones. All the other are nicely pigmented and applied as how they appeared in the pan. The MSFs are probably the ones that are most worth checking out. Even a non huge MSF fan like me is impressed.

As for the brushes, what else could I say. I love brushes! Needless to say, #226 is a must have, especially if you missed it during it's initial launch in the Brunette Blonde Redhead collection. Hands down the best blending brush for people with small eyes. And the other brush is the #131. Super soft, and it is duo-fibre!!! One can definitely use it for very pigmented blushes and MSFs.

So what did I get? I only got the #131 brush and Cheeky Bronze MSF. Cheeky Bronze is sooooo pretty. I was like "OMG...I have to have this one" when I swatched it. It's a bronze with a tiny hint of peach and gold glitters. Don't worry, the glitters are very fine, and nothing too over the top. Remember, I dislike super chunky and crazy glittery stuff. So I wouldn't get it if it is. It'd be great as a blush for me (NC20-25). It appeared darker in photos (see below), but it's not as dark. It could be applied with a light hand for a nice heathly glow. As for the #131 brush, I just have to have it too. I've been wanting it since I heard of it in early April. I planned to use it with very pigmented blushes (eg. Dollymix). I'd definitely try it with other products to see if it could be use for other purposes as well. =)

And lastly, some photos for your viewing pleasures.




M.A.C In Mode Workshop...afterthought

What a super tiring Saturday. I just came back from the M.A.C In Mode workshop, did some shopping, had lunch, and more shopping. LOL. I didn't manage to get photos of the workshop and the setting of the place, as they do not allow cameras. =( Sad... yeah I know, suck.

Overall, the workshop was very informative and really exciting (to me, at least). There are no fancy technique taught, just basic makeup technique and products. Although I didn't get to learn new pro techniques, I was actually happily following along with the instructor (who, by the way, is Malaysia's very own M.A.C Senior Artist Yokoe. =D And she is absolutely adorable). So, it's a good opportunity for me to brush up on my application technique, and learn some contouring methods. Yes, she did teach us how to contour, which was pretty helpful. And other than that, I was pleasantly suprised that I like the feel of Strobe Cream. To be honest, I was never drawn to any of M.A.C's skincare product, other than the makeup remover. So it didn't really every occur to me that I should try Strobe Cream. But today, she highly recommended strobe cream and we get to try it out in the workshop. I was actually happy with the result. =) And my favorite MA even gave me a generous sample of it so that I could try it out more at home.

I have to admit that I was a little bit disappointed by the fact that we didn't get to use full sized brushes. They actually provide use with those LE holiday set brushes. Tsk tsk tsk. I hate those brushes. Urgh. And the fact that they only provide use with Smolder Eye Kohl and not Blacktrack Fluideline or Powerpoints annoyed me. Eye kohls always smudges on me without fail, and there's no exception today. I got dark rings under my eyes after 30 minutes of applying my eyeliner.

Okay okay, enough of me grumbling about teeny weeny insignificant stuff. =P

Did I enjoy the workshop? Yes, all in all, I still enjoy the whole experience.
Would I do it again? Yes, only if I can get someone to go with me. Going alone is not as fun as going with someone.

And lastly, we do get door gifts. =) All of us each get a notepad, pencil, a sleeve for the notepad, a deluxe sample of Strobe Cream and Cleansing Oil in Tranquil.

Here are some pictures of the doorgift:




Enjoy your weekend ahead! =)

Friday, July 24, 2009

Best of M.A.C Collections 2009 ... so far

It is nearly end of July now, and it's about time we think back to the various M.A.C collections that has either break us, or make us, or everything else in between.

Remember, this is for collections from January 2009 up till June 2009.

Best Overall Collection
Brunette Blonde Redhead -- OMG. I freaking love this collection. It's definitely my favorite collection since March 2008 (that's when I started to get into makeup).

Best Eyeshadows
Silverthorn from A Rose Romance

Best Eyeliner
Hmm...can't find any.

Best Lipstick
CremeTeam -- It has to be this collection. No lipstick can beat a Cremesheen.

Best Lipglass
Fierce & Fabulous (Style Warriors) -- absolutely fierce.

Best Blush
Style Warriors -- I love both Eversun and On A Mission. And please don't make me pick only one. =P

Best MSFs
Brunette Blonde Redhead -- Blonde and Redhead MSFs are THE bomb. If I can only have 2 MSF in my whole lifetime, it'll be these 2. No doubts.

Best Non-Color Product
Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder -- heart.

Best Bronzer/Beauty Powder
Refined Golden from Style Warriors -- It's the best bronzer I've ever used.

Best Brush
226 from Brunette Blonde Redhead -- This brush has saved me so much trouble from over-blending or under-blending my eyeshadows. Life saver.

That basically sums up my favorites from the first half of 2009. What are yours? =)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Foundation Hunt...and Lesson Learned

Alas! After a long, long hunt and numerous trials and errors, I have finally found a foundation that I think it's worth sticking with. =) I'll leave you with the suspense for now, and I promise to do a review on that foundation in the very near future.

Back to my foundation story. Some of you might remember my post a few months ago about me on the journey to find a new foundation. Well, I have to say, it's been a very long journey.

Here if a summary of what I've learned and experienced.
  1. I've had some interesting encounter with Silk Natural's foundation. (Will do a review)
  2. My Everyday Minerals order never arrive. Sob...
  3. Tried a wrong shade that made me look as pale as a piece of paper. Literally. Luckily it's only a sample. Lesson: ALWAYS check how the shade looks like on your skin in natural lighting.
  4. Always ensure that all foundation have been removed completely at the end of the day, especially around the nose and near the hairline. If not removed completely, it'll definitely clog your pores.
  5. It's easier to remove foundation completely with a cleansing oil then followed by normal cleanser, rather than just facial cleanser alone.
  6. If you're using powder or mineral foundation, buff it in like no tomorrow (to get a flawless look).
So, that's it. Hopefully this will be able to help some of you out there. =) And stay tuned for the review of my new foundation.

Monday, July 20, 2009

M.A.C Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection

By Maira Kalman, Illustartor


By Marilyn Minter, Photographer


By Richard Phillips, Painter


Launch Date: 20 August 2009 [US/Canada] ; September 2009 [International]

Lipsticks: US$14.00
  • Full Body - Deep red plum (Lustre) (LE)
  • Hold the Pose - Brown plum with gold pearl (Lustre) (LE)
  • Front Lit - Light white yellow (Frost) (LE)
  • Lovin It - Cool neutral with yellow undertone (Lustre) (LE)
  • High Strung - A deep pink silver (Frost) (Permanent)

Lipglass
: US$14.00
  • On Display - Purple with yellow pearl (LE)
  • New Spirit - Light yellow coral (LE)
  • Personal Taste - Mid-tone rose with pink gold pearl (LE)
  • Young Thing - Yellow neutral with gold pearl (LE)

Quads: US$36.00 (LE)

Photo Realism
  • Photorealism - Gold shimmer with gold pearl (Frost)
  • Fresh Approach - Cool mint green (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Image Maker - Mid-tone grey green (Frost)
  • Grey Range - Deep blue green (Veluxe Pearl)
In the Gallery
  • Lightfall - Pale pink (Satin)
  • Look at the Eyes - Light violet
  • In the Gallery - Mid-tone blue pink (Matte)
  • Private viewing - Deep brown plum (Matte)
Notoriety
  • Skintone 1- Light white pink (Lustre)
  • Skintone 2- Mid tone gold (Frost)
  • Noteriety - Mid tone brown with gold pearl (Velvet)
  • Rich & Earthy - Rich coral bronze (Veluxe Pearl)

Mascara: (Permanent) US$12.00
  • Plushlash Mascara in Plushblack - True black

Powder Blush: US$18.00
  • The Perfect Cheek - Mid-tone pale pink (Matte) (LE)
  • Notable - mid-tone brick brown red (Satin) (LE)

Eye Shadows: US$14.50
  • Crest the Wave - Rich yellow (Frost) (LE) (Repromote from Naughty Nautical's Stowaway quad)
  • Off the Page - Mid-tone mustard orange (Frost) (LE)
  • Haunting - Light turquoise blue (Satin) (LE) (Repromote from MAC for Alexander McQueen)
  • Violet Trance - Deep blue purple (Matte) (LE) (Repromote for Balloonacy's Pandamonium quad)
  • Purple Shower - Mid-tone magenta with silver pearl (Satin) (LE) (Repromote from Turquatic)
  • Maira's Magic - Yellow pink (Satin) (LE)

Technakohl Liners: US$14.50
  • Full of Fuschia - Deep blue magenta (LE)
  • Artistic License - Bright turquoise blue (LE)
  • Obviously Orange - Mid-tone coral (LE)
  • Colour Matters - Bright lime (LE)
  • Graphblack - Rich graphic black (Permanent)

Pigments: US$19.50
  • Brash & Bold - Bright magenta (LE)
  • Push the Edge - Deep bright purple with pearl (LE)
  • Cocomotion - Dirty gold with olive undertone and gold sparkle (LE) (Repromote from Rushmetal)
  • Heritage Rouge - Deep burgundy with red and brown pearl (Permanent) (Pro) (Repromote from Overrich)

Glitters: US$19.50
  • Fuschia - Sparkling fuschia (Permanent) (Pro)
  • Gold - Sparkling chunky gold (Permanent) (Pro)
  • Reflects Rust - Sparkling warm red (Permanent) (Pro)
  • Reflects Copper - Sparkling saffron (Permanent) (Pro)

Gloss Texture:
  • Clear (Permanent) (Pro)


Front Lit, Full Body, High Strung, Hold the Pose, Lovin It


Young Thing, New Spirit, On Display, Personal Taste


Haunting, Off the Page, Purple Shower

Violet Trance, Maira's Magic, Crest the Wave


Artistic License, Full of Fuschia, Graphblack, Obviously Orange, Colour Matters


Photo Realism, In the Gallery, Notoriety


Brash & Bold, Cocomotion, Heritage Rouge, Push the Edge


Reflects Copper, Fuschia, Gold, Reflects Rust


Notable, The Perfect Cheek


Gloss Texture in Clear, Plushlash Mascara in Plushblack


Source: Specktra.net, Eye4Style

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Review: Shiseido The Skincare Multi-Energizing Cream

I haven't been writing much about skincare since I started this blog. It's not that I'm not interested in skincare, it's just that they don't have as much variety as (for example) eyeshadows. In fact, I do think that skincare is very important. Much more important than makeup IMHO. Without a good skin, makeup would not look good on the face anyway. My philosophy is: Makeup should not be used to cover your flaws, but to accentuate your beauty.

Now, back to the review. Have you ever had a random dry spot on your face that you get can get rid of? Maybe looking a bit dull on the cheeks. Well, this product might be just the thing you need. Introducing...Shiseido The Skincare Multi-Energizing Cream.



Note: The one shown in the photos is actually a deluxe sample, so that's not the actual size of a full size product.

A luxurious restorative beauty treatment cream formulated with a complex of vitamins to intensively nourish, energize, and fortify skin in its fight against environmental stress and the visible signs of aging. -- shiseido.com

It's a facial cream that claims to fight against dehydration, dullness and fatigue. The texture feels a bit like a cross between gel and cream. It's creamy, yet does not have that oily feeling. This product contains xylitol-enriched Phyto-Vitalizing Factor, which helps moisturize and retexture skin, to give it a younger and softer looking skin. The cream has the signature Shiseido The Skincare range scent, which is a extremely soft calming scent (which reminds me of a beautiful Japanese garden filled with flowers).

I have these really stubborn dry areas around the corners on my mouth. If I use regular moisturizer that suits my whole face, it would not be hydrating enough for those areas. But if I use a richer cream, then it'll be too oily for the rest of my face. And I've tried using richer creams on that area only and then normal moisturizer on the others, it doesn't work as well. Those stubborn dry areas just look dull and dry. Yuck!

Until...I received a deluxe sample of the Multi-Energizing Cream. At first, I was a bit spektical, as it looks just like any other facial cream. But, boy oh boy, how wrong was I. This is a miracle worker. After using this for 2 months, The skin around the corners of my mouth is no longer dry or even dull. I am happy as a clam. =D I use this on the dry and dull areas after my toner, and then followed by my regular moisturizer all over the face.

Pros:
  1. Moisturizing. Absolutely.
  2. Helps dull skin to look more energized.
  3. Does not feel greasy at all.
  4. Smells great!
Cons:
  1. It comes in a jar (Boo...). But, since it worked so well on me, I think I might just be able to pardon the jar packaging. =P
Overall, I love this cream. I definitely won't be using this all over my face, just on those trouble spots. I'd recommend this to those we suffer from random dry, dull areas, or those with fatigue looking skin. It works wonders. But I won't recommend it to people with oily skin though, as it might be too oily.

Monday, July 13, 2009

O.P.I South Beach Nail Polish

Months ago, I rambled about O.P.I's super hot South Beach collection, and has been drooling all over them ever since. =P And since O.P.I polishes are sooooo overpriced here, it took me a while to save up some moolah and to finally purchase them.

As I mentioned back then, I'm super excited about Done Out In Deco. It's a creamy milky purple with very slight hint of grey in it and no glitters at all. It's super pretty, and definitely nothing near over-the-top. I'm not a fan of bright bold nail colors (don't ask me why), so this purple is definitely on the top of my fav list. Hmm...how should I say this...it's not a crazy purple, but more of a grown up chic purple. =D It's very opaque, so you can definitely get away with just a nice 2 coats.

The other color that I got is Suzi and the Lifeguard. The reason I got it is that I do not have any pink in my collection yet. Hah! =P It's a shimmery yellow based light pink. It's slightly runnier than Done Out in Deco, and the shimmers are not chunky shimmers, but very very fine. Again, nothing too crazy, just a normal pink. For this one, I need to apply 3 coats to get it to be totally opaque.

Here are some photos for your viewing pleasure:


The swatches below are only 1 coat, and they're done in a hurry (no flash, in-door lighting). This is my first time doing swatches of nail polishes, so please pardon the messy and unprofessional swatch.



Overall, I like both of them. But if I'd have to choose only 1 favorite, it'll be Done Out in Deco. It's definitely more unique than the other one.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

M.A.C Cherish Lipstick

Ages ago, well...okay...maybe like a month ago, while I was hauling stuff from the Style Warriors collection, I wanted to get Brave New Bronze as well. But unfortunately, they're all sold out (as I've mentioned here). =( Sigh... So, the MA and I found a close dupe from the permanent line: Cherish.

Cherish is very very close to Brave New Bronze IMO. It probably has a bit more brown in it, but definitely wearable. On my NC20 skin, it's a very good nude lipstick. It doesn't look too washed out or make me look like I'm sick. As it's a Satin finish, it's not that moisturizing. So, what I do is, apply a thick coat of lip balm first before I start doing my makeup, let it sit on the lips for a while. And by the time I want to apply the lipstick, just blot off the excess lip balm with a tissue, and then apply Cherish. This way, it'll make my lips really moisturize and to prevent the Satin finish lipstick to dry out my lips.

Here's a photo of it:

And here's a photo of Cherish compared to Modesty Cremesheen:


As you can see from the photo above, Modesty has more pink in it while Cherish has more brown. I love both of them. Moisturizing level wise, Modesty wins. But nude-factor wise, it has to be Cherish.

All in all, I like Cherish, and I'm glad that I got it. =)

Hope all of ya is having a great weekend!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

M.A.C In Mode Workshop

As I've mentioned here last week, M.A.C is having a 3-hour workshop here in Penang, Malaysia. And to live up to my name as a M.A.C addict, I just have to sign up. =P LOL. I called my favorite MA at my local counter and she gladly reserved a place for me. =)

So I went to the store last night, to pick up the "ticket" and to pay for it (obviously). And here are some photo of the so-called-ticket.

Front:

Back:

Apparently, the workshop is called M.A.C In Mode. I have no idea about that until last night. Personally, I quite like the design of the card. With the black and the pink going on. =D

If any of my Malaysia reader is going, please do let me know. It'll be great to meet up. =)

Till next time, have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Recap on M.A.C Prep + Prime Range Reviews

If you've missed out on some of my reviews on the products in the M.A.C Prep + Prime range, here are the links to them.

M.A.C Prep + Prime Lash
M.A.C Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone
M.A.C Prep + Prime Line Filler
M.A.C Prep + Prime Skin
M.A.C Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder

My favorite out of all of them? It would have to be the Transparent Finishing Powder. *heart*

Have a great day ahead! =)

What are your favorites?

We all have some beauty products that we either hate, love or just indifferent about. Here are some of mine. =)

Favorites:
Eyeshadows -- my first love (when it comes to makeup).
Pigments -- *heart*
Brushes -- I don't think I'll ever get enough of them. Hah!
Blushes -- these babies are slowly becoming one of my favs too. I used to be indifferent about them.
Mascara -- MUST HAVE! =)
Scrubs -- what will I do without you.
Mask -- live saver.
Cleansing oil

Indifferent:
Lipstick and lipgloss and lipliners

Hate:
-- Anything that has chunky glitters in them. Urgh! Utter dislike. And that includes super crazy chunky pigments (I'm talking to you Frost pigment). As much as I love pigments, I absolutely cannot tolerate those that has fall outs all the time (even when I use tons of bases beneath it).
-- Clumpy and smudgy mascara.

So, what are your favorites? =)

Monday, July 6, 2009

Review: M.A.C Prep + Prime Line Filler

I know, this review is kind of late. I want to really try it out first before writing the review, as this product has a lot of mixed reviews throughout blog-ville. But better late than never. Right? =P

Here's a photo of the MAC Prep + Prime Line Filler beside the regular MAC Prep + Prime Skin primer (to better show the size):



A primer used post-foundation, pre-makeup to camouflage, soften and relax expression lines and wrinkles. Applies as a dense cream: dries to a transparent, smooth, natural matte finish. With ongoing use, clinically proven to help rejuvenate your look. -- maccosmetics.com

This tiny tube of product is suppose to reduce the visibility of lines and wrinkles. It's a white-ish gel that dries down to a transparent finish. It doesn't feeling oily at all. In fact, after it is dried, skin will feel very smooth, almost like a primer. It comes in a tiny tube (15 ML / 0.5 US FL OZ), but it'll last you quite a while. You'll only need a tiny amount of product at a time.

I apply this by patting it on to the lines. One piece of advice: Do not rub. The products will collect together and form little pieces if you start rubbing it. And this is especially important if you choose to apply your concealer on top of it. If you rub the concealer in, the concealer will clump up together with the line filler, and it'll look like you have skin flaking off. Not attractive at all.

Hmm...I'm really frustrated with this product. Usually, I can make up my mind after using a product for one week, on whether I like it or not. But this one is a hard one. I've been having it for more than a month already, and I still can't make up my freaking mind. Part of me really wants to like it (cause it sounds like an awesome product), but part of me is not convinced by what I'm seeing in the mirror.

I mean it works really well at the back of my hand, camouflaging the lines. But on the lines under my eyes, it does nothing at all. Na da. Zero. I was so dissapointed, and kept thinking I must be doing something wrong. So I tried all sorts of application method, still the same result. Sigh. So, eventually, I surrender. I'll just have to accept the harsh truth that this is not working for me.

Here are some pros and cons of the product:

Pros:
  1. Pointy dispensing tip is great at controlling the amount of product you squeeze out.
  2. Dries to a clear finish.
  3. Does not irritate my sensitive skin.
Cons:
  1. Does nothing on my skin. =(

I'm sad to say that I won't be repurchasing this product. So dissapointed.

Have anyone tried this and get good results? Maybe some tips on how to apply it properly?


Friday, July 3, 2009

M.A.C Workshop at G Hotel July 2009

Important announcement! M.A.C is having a 3-hour workshop at G Hotel, Penang (Malaysia) this July. Get ready for some serious makeup business ladies and gents. =D

Each session will be a 3-hour hands-on makeup workshop. During the workshop, there will be 4-5 people for each table, and a M.A.C makeup artist to each table. All products will be provided for use during the workshop, and you are encouraged to come with a clean face ready for some makeup action. In addition to that, Malaysia's very own M.A.C Senior Artist, Yokoe, will be there to show us the latest makeup trend and technique. *yay!*

There will be 4 different sessions here in Penang: 11am-2pm and 3pm-6pm on 25th July (Saturday) and 26th July (Sunday). The fee is RM250, where RM200 is redeemable for products in store. I don't know about you, but I think that's quite a good deal. Isn't that awesome?! I'm like so excited and signed up immediately. =P

I really hope they won't be too fussy about cameras, as I'm hoping to snap some photos for your viewing pleasure. *fingers crossed*

Anyone coming? Let me know! I'm signed up for the 11am-2pm session on the 25th of July. =)

Easy Pee-sy Foot Spa

Fancy a quick D.I.Y. foot treatment at home? Why not try the new Japanese innovation: the Foot Pee! Pack. And I can guarantee you, using it will be easy as a pee pea. =P


It promises continuous moisturization, while being 'easy & surprise'. LOL. Sorry for the bad pun. But pun aside, I love japanese stuff. (Serious! Ask the BF.) It comes with 2 foot-shaped plastic baggies filled with suspicious looking yellow-tinted lotion. *fishy* All you gotta do is cut through the dotted lines at the top, slip your foot into one each, sit back and relax (try not to think about the name of the product).

Okay, as much as I like all things japanese, I'm a bit hesistant to slip my feet into these. =P

What do you think? Are you up for it? ;)

Source: Tokyo Times

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Jin Soon Choi for M.A.C Nail Lacquer Collection


Launch date:
August 27, 2009 [North America]; September 2009 [International]

Nail Lacquers: (LE) USD$12.00
  • Cool Reserve - Mid-tone grey lavender
  • For Fun - Rich purple
  • Dance All Night - Brick red
  • Rich Dark Delicious - Rich blackened brown
  • Dry Martini - Khaki olive green
  • Beyond Jealous - Blackened blue green


Dance All Night, Cool Reserve, Beyond Jealous


Rich Dark Delicious, For Fun, Dry Martini


Source: Beauty Blogging Junkie

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Tag: Choose or Leave

We all know we have more makeup than we would ever need. *guilty* And we know that all those blushes are going to outlive us. LOL. So, I thought it'll be interesting to start a tag or something like that, to see what are the essentials that we would pick out from the massive collection of ours.

Here's the scenario:
The world has decided that we have too much makeup and the ruler of planet Earth has given us an ultimatum: leave Earth (alone) or pick only the essentials. They're kind enough to let us keep all our skincare products (just the basic cleanser, toner and moisturizer). All we have to eliminate are purely makeup (I think they know we all have a soft spot for makeup).

You're only allowed to keep:
2 brushes
3 eye product (this includes eyeshadow, eye primer, liner, mascara)
3 face product (this includes primers, sunscreen, powder, foundation, concealer)
1 lip product (this includes lip balm, lipgloss, lipstick, liner)

Of course, I can't leave Earth. That would mean leaving the family, the BF, the blog etc. And it would mean nothing if I'm in outer space alone with my makeup and no one to talk to, cause it'll drive me nuts if I don't get to talk to someone.

Brushes:
  • MAC #129 - You can use it for powder, blush, anything!
  • MAC #217 - Eye brush multi-tasker. Wash of color on the lid, crease work, and to blend concealer.
Eye products: (yikes! This one is hard for me.)
  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance - without this, eyeshadow wouldn't make sense to me anymore.
  • Clinique Lash Power Curling mascara - Hands down my fav mascara. I'll pick this if I can only choose 1 eye product. Nothing beats mascara when it comes to defining the eyes to give a more awake look.
  • MAC Ricepaper eyeshadow - my eye lids are not even toned. A wash of Ricepaper all over them will even out everything and brightens up my eyes.
Face products: (Haha. Not that I have that many.)
  • Lancome UV Expert sunscreen - the only facial sunscreen that I'll use. Gives my face a healthy glow and doesn't smell like sunscreen. Not oily at all.
  • MAC Studio Touch-up Stick concealer in NC15 - handy little concealer to cover-up those dark circles. =D
  • MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing powder - after the concealer, I don't really need that much coverage. So, this finishing powder will do just fine. It's good for setting the concealer, and to give my face a soft-focused look while minimizing any imperfections.
Lip products: (LOL. Again, I don't have that many lip products.)
  • Lip balm - any lip balm will do for me. Currently, I'm using Nivea lipcare in strawberry. Nice scent and gives a light tint to the lips.
Now, it's your turn! =) Remember to put a comment at the bottom of this post to let me know if you've posted this. I'm very interested to know what are your must haves. ;)

Have a great day everyone!